Sex-Abuse Claims Against Boy Scouts Now Surpass 81,000

first_imgTerry McKiernan, the president of, a watchdog group that tracks abuse in the Catholic Church, said more than 9,000 victims had come forward over the years, although he believed that number represented only a small fraction of those who suffered abuse in the church.Frank Spinelli was 11 years old on Staten Island when he joined the Boy Scouts in 1978. He said his scoutmaster, a police officer named Bill Fox, began to groom him, taking him out for ice cream, pressing to have Mr. Spinelli sleep at his home and turning their conversations toward sex. It ultimately led to three years of sexual abuse, Mr. Spinelli said. But even in the organization’s early years, abuse files maintained at the Boy Scouts headquarters detailed troubles. In 1935, the organization described having files on hundreds of “degenerates” who had served as scout leaders, according to a New York Times article from the time.Lawyers, including Mr. Mones, later pressed to release some of those files in a case in Oregon, where a 2010 jury verdict held the Scouts liable for $18.5 million in punitive damages. The Oregon Supreme Court later ordered that the case records be made public.Although many of the abuse cases occurred in decades past, some states in recent years have passed laws giving older victims a chance to pursue accountability in the courts. That includes New York, which approved a one-year window that opened last year, prompting a stream of new lawsuits with defendants from organizations such as schools, the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts.- Advertisement – From an early age, young scouts learn about obedience and loyalty, reciting an oath to stay “morally straight.” The organization has said that some 130 million Americans have gone through its programs over the years, including the likes of John F. Kennedy, the astronaut Neil Armstrong, the Civil Rights icon Ernest Green and the film director Steven Spielberg.While the Boy Scouts count some 2.2 million current members, those numbers have been on the decline from a peak of around five million in the 1970s. In 2017, the organization expanded to allow girls to participate, although that effort has frayed relationships with the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Brunel Pension Partnership reveals LGPS pool-proposal highlights

first_imgThe partnership’s proposal shows that the 10 funds* involved will initially pool assets across 22 portfolios.This would appear to be a considerable consolidation of portfolios across the participating funds.Each fund will retain decisions over its asset allocation, while the choice of underlying fund managers and structure of the portfolios will be made by the Brunel Company, a regulated company to be established by the Brunel partnership.The participating funds envisage that the pooling of assets will achieve net savings of £13m (€16m) per year by 2021, with the potential to increase to £70m per year in the longer term.The £13m of projected net savings exceeds base asset management fees at at least one of the funds in the Brunel partnership, with the Environment Agency Pension Fund (EAPF), for example, reporting £10.2m of base fees for fund managers for the financial year ending 31 March.The next step for Project Brunel is to develop a full business case and establish the Brunel Company, with authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority targeted for March 2018 at the latest.“We expect a further confirmation from the government in October that they are ‘content we continue’ with our proposal,” said the Brunel partnership in an update. “Meanwhile, we continue to push ahead in developing the project.” The 10 UK local government pension funds that will form the Brunel Pension Partnership will initially pool assets in 22 portfolios, according to highlights from the grouping’s recent submission to the government.The local government pension scheme (LGPS) asset pools that are being formed had a 15 July deadline to submit pooling proposals to the government.A team from the project to form the Brunel partnership met with a panel of government officials and independent experts a month before the deadline and was given the thumbs-up to proceed along the lines they had been pursuing.Meetings with a government overview panel were due to be held for each asset pool being proposed by the local government pension schemes, according to a document from the Brunel partnership.  last_img read more

How to Tell if Someone Is Having a Heart Attack

first_img Share 44 Views   no discussions Although you’re probably familiar with the classic heart attack scenario from movies and TV, most people don’t just clutch their chests and fall to the ground.Heart attacks usually start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort, or even more subtle flu-like symptoms. Heart attack symptoms can be subtle, and it’s not always easy to tell what’s happening.But if someone is having a heart attack, every second counts: There’s a limited window of time before heart muscle is permanently damaged. Delaying treatment also increases the risk of sudden death from an irregular heart rhythm.To give someone the best possible chance of recovery, it’s wise to familiarize yourself with the warning signs of a heart attack.Remember that all heart attacks are not equal: Even if you’ve seen someone have a heart attack before, a second heart attack or a heart attack in someone else might not have the same symptoms.Pay special attention to heart attack symptoms in women Although many people mistakenly believe that cardiovascular disease isn’t a problem for women, it’s still a leading cause of death. Unfortunately, women tend to have different heart attack symptoms than men, so heart disease may go unrecognized until it’s too late.In a study of 515 women who’d had heart attacks, the most frequently reported symptoms were unusual fatigue, sleep disturbances, shortness of breath, indigestion, and anxiety. Less than one-third reported any chest discomfort.How to respond if you see signs of a heart attack In general, it’s best to call 911 if you have any reason to suspect that someone is having a heart attack. Waiting even an hour or two may limit treatment options and reduce the chance of a full recovery. It’s common for someone having a heart attack to downplay the situation because he or she isembarrassed and doesn’t want to cause a scene.Take charge and call for help even if the person tries to talk you out of it. Don’t wait to see if heart attack symptoms go away — and call even if the symptoms do disappear or come and go. If it turns out to be something less serious than a heart attack, at least you’ll have some peace of mind.Bear in mind that not all of the following warning signs occur in every heart attack.The five signs of heart attack:Chest discomfort or painThe most commonly reported heart attack symptom among men is chest discomfort, often described as a heaviness, tightness, or even a burning sensation. The feeling usually starts in the center of the chest and may or may not radiate to other areas of the body. It may go away and then come back, or it may be continuous. If you’re aware of someone experiencing any persistent chest discomfort, call 911 right away. Even if it’s angina rather than a full-blown heart attack, he needs to see a doctor. Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Oshkosh opponents can’t catch up to Heinz

first_imgOSHKOSH, Wis. (June 6) – The Total Power Sales IMCA Stock Cars have a reputation of close racing and Friday’s event at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway lived up to those expectations. Justin Jacobsen powered into the top spot before David Hoerning took charge and began to pull away from the pack with Larry Parshen, Mark Schuenemann, John Heinz, Tom Roehl and Travis Van Straten battling behind.Hoerning continued to pull away from the field with Jacobsen holding the runner-up spot until Van Straten was able to take over the spot on lap 10. Van Straten closed the gap slightly but it ap­peared Hoerning had things well in hand until a lone caution on lap 15 bunched the field for a five-lap dash. Van Straten, winner of the last three features, pulled into the top spot after the restart. Heinz made a daring move and passed him for the lead as Van Straten drifted out of the groove a bit, allowing Hoernig to follow right behind Heinz. Van Straten needed two laps to retake the runner-up spot and pulled even with Heinz. The pair ran even over the final three laps with Heinz able to pull off the victory, his first ever here and end Van Straten’s streak. Hoerning held off Larry Karcz Jr. and Schuenemann for third. The Automotive Supply Company IMCA Modifieds started with a series of cautions. Dan Roedl led the opening three laps before Marcus Yarie powered into the lead after a restart. A 10-lap stretch after a lap five caution allowed some great racing to take place for second as Yarie was able to open a lead on the field.Travis Spaulding, Jeremy Christians, T.J. Smith and Sean Jerovetz, who had started the main through the consolation in 18th place, were in a bunch with Christians and Jerovetz moving ahead by lap 10. They set out to catch the leader but Yarie was in rhythm to keep the lead margin until a final caution appeared on lap 14 for debris. Yarie again took the inside line on the restart with Jerovetz checking into second. Yarie took the white flag with Jerovetz ready to pull alongside but Yarie opened the door inside when the car hit a ridge in turn two, which made the car go a bit wide, enough for Jerovetz to pull inside. The pair ran side-by-side through the final turn with Yarie wide alongside the front wall on the power to take the victory by less than a half car length. Christians was third with Mike Wedelstadt edging Chris Engels for fourth.The Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods were out of character as cautions plagued their feature event from the start and made hard racing a premium.On lap 12, Jeff Schmuhl was able to wrestle the top spot away before what would be the final caution and lap of the race, appeared on lap 14. The cars could not complete another lap and the contest was finally ended on time limit with Schmuhl taking his second straight feature win with Robby Thiel settling for second.last_img read more

Solskjaer offers Ighalo permanent deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has challenged Odion Ighalo to make his move to Manchester United permanent. The Nigerian joined on loan from Shanghai Shenhua last month and has travelled to London to face Chelsea on Monday. And Solskjaer said there is always a chance Ighalo could remain at United if he impresses over the rest of the campaign. “It’s a loan, but when you’re in the door and if you impress it gives you a chance,” said Solskjaer at his pre-match press conference. “That’s exactly the same for everyone who signs if it’s permanent or it’s a loan. If you impress as a player, if you impress as a person, if you can help this group improve, then of course there’s a chance that we’ll look at extending things. “That doesn’t just go for Odion, but since you asked, yes, of course his incentive is to play as well as he can. And it’s up to us to make sure that he’d want to stay if we wanted him. “I think he’s probably pinching himself at times, because he’s now at his favourite club at the age of 30. “Hopefully he’ll prove to you what I think he will. He’s a proven goalscorer, so he’ll do all right.”Tags: ChelseaManchester UnitedOdion IghaloOle Gunnar SolskjaerShanghai Shenhualast_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC World Cup 2019, AFG vs AUS: Dream11 team predictions, fantasy cricket tips and more

first_imgNew Delhi: High on confidence after defeating Pakistan in their warm-up game, Afghanistan will Saturday face a stiff challenge from defending champions Australia in their first match of ICC World Cup 2019 at the County Ground in Bristol. While one would say Australia is the clear favourite to win the encounter, it would be highly consequential to treat Afghanistan as underdog. The resurgent Asian team has the ability and players to defeat any side. With quality spinners like Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb-ur-Rahaman, who can change the game in no time. They do have some power hitters as well as quality batsmen who, if able to sustain big event pressure, can single handily win the match for their team.  Australia, on the other hand, would walk in with more confidence after the return David Warner and Steve Smith. The duo, suspended for one year over ball tempering incident during a match against South Africa, have shown great form in the IPL 2019. Australia will also be high on confidence after defeating host and tournament favourites England in their warm-up game.Here we bring you the Dream11 Fantasy team based on the stats of the players:Afghanistan squad to choose from:Gulbadin Naib (C), Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur RahmanAustralia Squad to choose from:Aaron Finch(C), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff and Kane RichardsonAfghanistan vs Australia, Dream 11 Fantasy team Mohammad Shahzad, David Warner, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Hazratullah Zazai, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Pat Cummins, Mitchell StarcAfghanistan vs Australia, Dream 11 Fantasy team Captain and Vice-CaptainThe selection of the captain and vice-captain in a fantasy team depends on the toss. If Australia wins the toss, David Warner can be made the captain of the team, given his current form and the fact that Afghanistan’s pacers do lack speed and experience. In this scenario, we are expecting a 300 plus total and vice-captain in that case could be Mohammad Nabi. Nabi is an all-rounder. He is a genuine wicket taker and can play big hits if the need arises. In scenario two, if Afghanistan bat first, they would like to score enough runs on board that their bowlers can defend. In that case, their opener Mohammad Shahzad would make the difference. Steve Smith at number 3 would make a good vice-captain.Dream 11 fantasy cricket team if Australia bat first: Mohammad Shahzad, David Warner (C), Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Hazratullah Zazai, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Nabi (VC), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Pat Cummins, and Mitchell StarcDream 11 fantasy cricket team if Afghanistan bat first: Mohammad Shahzad (C), David Warner, Steve Smith (VC), Usman Khawaja, Hazratullah Zazai, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammad Nabi (VC), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Pat Cummins, and Mitchell StarcMatch Details: Date, Timing and VenueAfghanistan vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 4June 1, 2019, 6:00 PM ISTCounty Ground, Bristol. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

32Red enters Middlesbrough FC principal partnership

first_img EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Middlesbrough Football Club has entered into agreements with the Kindred Group, which will see a duo of its brands go into close relations with the EFL (English Football League) Championship side.Online casino 32Red has firstly been announced as the club’s new principal shirt sponsor, with the three year deal marking a “record breaking” partnership.This is to see the logo of 32Red adorn the Middlesbrough FC first team jerseys, as well as adult replica shirts, with Unibet also securing branding rights as part of the deal.The online sports betting site will display itself across the Boro first team training wear, in addition to the adult replica versions.As well as seeing 32Red and Unibet take pride of place across the Hummel designed kit, fans are to also benefit through the agreement, via chances to win “unique, money can’t buy” opportunities.Neil Banbury, General Manager of the UK at the Kindred Group, commented: “We are delighted to partner with Middlesbrough, a club steeped in tradition with some of the most passionate and loyal fans in the country.“It will be an honour to see our brand adorn the kits at the famous Riverside as we look to support the team in going one further this season and gaining promotion back to the Premier League.“We look forward to building on our history of successful football sponsorships by providing Boro fans the excitement and entertainment that has made 32Red an industry-leader in online casinos.”Neil Bausor, Chief Executive at Middlesbrough FC, added: “We’re hugely excited by this partnership and how it can benefit all those involved, including our supporters.“32Red is an innovative brand with a demonstrable interest in football, and we look forward to our relationship going from strength to strength over the next three years.“We’d like to take this chance to thank the Kindred Group for their support.” StumbleUpon Submit QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 Share Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

Swedish government green lights tighter restrictions despite industry backlash

first_imgShare Share LeoVegas demands Spelinspektionen clarifies rules on deposit limits July 13, 2020 LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Related Articles Submit Sweden’s government has given the green light for temporary restrictions to be placed on the country’s regulated gaming market despite industry protests against the measures. The measures will be rolled out from 2 July and remain in place until the end of the year. The SEK5,000 weekly deposit and SEK100 bonus offer limits, which will not be applicable to the horse racing and sports betting industry, will affect the country’s online casino and slots sector. Minister of Health Ardalan Shekarabi said: “As a result of the current pandemic, we see a mix of circumstances that together create great risks in the gaming sector. These need to be counteracted. With these measures, the government will strengthen the protection of Swedish consumers.”In addition to the deposit and bonus limits, players will also be required to set time limits on online casino games. SEK500,000 has also been allocated for funding the country’s Public Health Authority to carry out research into the rates of problem gambling during the pandemic, with a report due to be presented to the Ministry of Social Affairs by the end of February 2021.“We need in-depth knowledge of how problem gambling is affected by the corona pandemic,” social minister Lena Hallengren said. “This is important for preventing gambling addiction in the future.”The proposed measures have faced substantial backlash from the betting and gaming industry, with nine CEOs claiming that the ‘unrealistic proposals’ will ‘play into the hands of the unlicensed market’.The alternative measures proposed in an open letter appear to have been dismissed by the government, however, and may pose greater risk to the rates of channelisation in Sweden according to a report by Copenhagen Economics.last_img read more

BLAG Ghana installs artificial turf at Tano North Sports Complex

first_imgBLAG Ghana Limited, artificial grass expert, has partnered FIFA’s preferred producer and global leader in the supply and installation of synthetic turf systems, GreenFields B.V, to install its Evolution Pro System in the Tano North Sports Complex in the Ahafo Region.The football pitch, which is the first artificial turf to be installed in the Ahafo Region, is a FIFA quality pro certified system aimed at covering requirements of all football clubs in the area.The Tano North Sports Complex forms part of the projects being undertaken by BLAG Ghana Limited and its Netherlands-based partners.Some of the projects being undertaken by Blag Limited are the Apenkwa Community Park in Accra, the Karaga Park in the Northern Region, the Atonsu Park in Kumasi, the Dompim-Tarkwa Field among others.Following the achievement in the Ahafo Region, the Chief Operating Officer of the company, Eddie Dankwa said his outfit was keen on providing community pitches with quality artificial turfs to help in the development of football at the district level.“We have been in this business for a very long time and our focus is to continue providing our customers with the best of turfs which the Tano North Sports Complex remains an example. “The focus is to help give every community park a facelift with FIFA-certified artificial grass to help build careers from the grassroots,” Mr Dankwa stated.He, however, explained that the Tano North pitch represents the top quality FIFA-certified synthetic grass which provides excellent playing characteristics and helps prevent injuries to footballers unlike the others.“Not every artificial turf is certified by FIFA which can lead to injuries of footballers who play on it. Our focus it to help prevent that, as well as provide night football under floodlights,” he added.last_img read more

LA Clippers’ stars know team not currently elite

first_img“We’ve won games we should have won, but we have to be better than that if we expect to be a playoff (team) and contend.”Scouting the ThunderOklahoma City will enter Monday’s game with a record of 18-9 and a winner of seven of its past eight. The Thunder are led by the two-headed monster of point guard Russell Westbrook and small forward Kevin Durant.Westbrook is averaging 25.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 9.5 assists. Durant is averaging 27.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists.UpcomingAfter Monday, the Clippers won’t play again until Christmas night when they face the Lakers, the home team for that game. The Clippers will then play at Utah on Saturday, at Washington on Dec. 28, at Charlotte on Dec. 30 and at New Orleans on New Year’s Eve. Twenty-eight games into the season, and the Clippers are still without a defining victory. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul – the team’s two stars – know it, too. Both were hard on the team following its 107-97 loss Saturday at Houston, the second leg of a Texas two-step in which the Clippers lost a night earlier at San Antonio.“We’re not a team that anybody needs to worry about, not right now,” said Paul, whose team plays host to Oklahoma City on Monday night at 7:30 at Staples Center. “I think we still have a lot of work to do. Being how our team was last year, we are behind, as far as figuring out that trust and stuff like that, so we just have to keep building.”The thing that keeps Paul sane is he knows the talent is there for the Clippers to be one of the elite teams.“It is somewhat frustrating, but the thing about it is, there are a lot of teams right now that, realistically, they don’t have a chance,” said Paul, who scored 12 points Saturday on just 3-of-13 shooting; the team fell behind 43-17 early in the second quarter. “For us, the toughest part is just knowing what we are capable of and if we figure it out, we can be dangerous.” The Clippers (16-12) have two victories over Detroit, one each over Dallas, Memphis and Orlando. Those are the only wins over teams currently over .500, but three of the five came during the first 2 1/2 weeks of the season, which is now nearly two months old.The Clippers have lost twice to Golden State, to San Antonio, Indiana, Chicago and Toronto. They have now lost twice to Houston as well – once at Staples Center, once at Toyota Center in Houston – and the Rockets are only .500 at 14-14.Golden State and San Antonio have the Nos. 1 and 2 top records in the league and Chicago, Indiana and Toronto are all in the top five in the Eastern Conference standings.Griffin understands what’s going on.“We have a lot of room for improvement and I’m not really into giving grades, but we have a lot of room to improve in a lot of different areas,” he said. “There is nothing really to be happy about. We haven’t won any big games, any games that when you go into them, you think this is one we have to get; but we’ve lost all those games.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more