Seedy brothel moves on after public backlash

first_imgChristchurch Press 25 April 2012A Merivale brothel has moved out of the suburb after a public backlash. Residents near the the Capri Lounge in Papanui Rd believed it was not complying with regulations for home-operated businesses and some complained of hearing “audible noises of climax” at night. At a public meeting in February, Families and Brothels Don’t Mix spokeswoman Amanda Cooper-Davies said the brothel had turned the neighbourhood into a “seedy” and “intimidating” place. “We have seen some pretty scary people … Some very threatening people come out of the property,” she said. At the meeting, the property owner said the brothel would be moved in response to the concerns. Cooper-Davies said yesterday that the brothel had moved into an industrial area elsewhere in the city. Residents had noticed an improvement after the brothel’s departure, she said. “There’s a far more relaxed feeling when you walk out your gate. It’s made an immediate difference.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/6802338/Seedy-brothel-moves-onlast_img read more

Woods named to list

first_imgThe postseason hardware looks like it might find its way into the hands of USC sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods, who has put up some impressive numbers in just his second season with the Trojans’ program.The second-year wideout has been named a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the college football’s best receiver.Woods ranks seventh in total receiving yards (1,126), fourth in total catches (92) and ties for fourth in touchdowns (11). All of those marks put him first in the Pac-12.Woods is on pace to pass former USC receiver Keyshawn Johnson’s mark for the Pac-12 and USC record for most receptions in a season at 102.Woods was named one of 10 semifinalists Monday, joining fellow Pac-12 sophomore, California’s Kennan Allen along with Baylor’s Kendall Wright, Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon, Western Michigan’s Jordan White, Oklahoma’s Ryan Broyles, Clemson’s Sammy Watkins, Houston’s Patrick Edwards, Notre Dame’s Michael Floyd and Illinois’ A.J. Jenkins.Before last Saturday’s game against Washington, in which Woods caught a mere two passes for five yards, Woods seldom had a poor week, his worst outing being the five-catch, 36-yard performance against California at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Oct. 13.This season Woods has already broken USC records for receptions in a game — 17 against Minnesota during the team’s season opener on Sept. 3 — and yards in a game — 255 during an Oct. 1 game against Arizona.Since the award’s inception in 1994, no USC wide receiver has ever won the award.The finalists of the Biletnikoff Award will be announced Nov. 21, and the winner will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards live on Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. on ESPN. Correction: A previous version of this article stated Robert Woods recorded seven receptions against Minnesota. He actually had 17.last_img read more