There has been a lot of talk on the social networking website Twitter, comparing the death of American teenager Treyvon Martin to reality TV star Kim Kardashian being flour bombed at an event to promote her new perfume. There are those who are complaining about how George Zimmerman has not been charged with the murder […]
Today the rugby world lost one of it’s greats.
Jock Hobbs has unfortunately lost his long battle with Lymphoma cancer. One of the most influential members of the rugby community, he is credited with getting New Zealand the hosting rights for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, along with being chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd. (in charge of the organisation of the Rugby World Cup 2011) before he needed to resign from both roles in 2010 due to his ailing health as well as playing 21 tests for the All Blacks (4 as captain) between 1983 and 1986 before repeated concussions shortened his promising career at the tender age of 26.
On 13 March 2012, Jock Hobbs lost his battle with cancer at the age of 52.
A timely reminder that time is precious, and that you never know when you’re time’s up.
While this young man is pleading guilty to what he has done, I seriously wonder how much responsibility he is ACTUALLY taking for what he has done. Instead of saying ‘Yes, I have done wrong’, his actions are being blamed on his ‘dysfunctional upbringing’. What’s wrong with parents these days? Letting kids drink alcohol at 12 and allowing them to smoke cannabis at the age of 13. Seriously?