Report Paterno Top Penn State Officials Protected Sandusky

A team led by former federal judge and FBI director Louis Freeh released a report today concluding that leaders at Penn State, including the late legendary football coach Joe Paterno, displayed “total disregard” for the children victimized by assistant coach Sandusky in order to prevent bad publicity in Happy Valley.“Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State,” Freeh said at this morning’s press conference. “The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized.”According to Freeh, the senior officials in question “never demonstrated, through actions or words, a concern for the safety and well-being of Sandusky’s victims until after Sandusky’s arrest.”The report includes several email conversations between deceased former head coach Joe Paterno, athletic director Tim Curley, now retired university vice president Gary Schultz, and university president Graham Spanier.The Paterno family released a statement on Tuesday seeking to refute claims that Paterno helped shield his longtime friend from the consequences of his actions. “Joe Paterno did not know that Jerry Sandusky was a pedophile,” the family statement said. “Joe Paterno did not act in any way to prevent a proper investigation of Jerry Sandusky.”The report by Freeh says otherwise.“Although concern to treat the child abuser humanely was expressly stated, no such sentiments were ever expressed by them for Sandusky’s victims,” the report says.In 2001 Mike McQueary, a graduate assistant at the time, notified Paterno that he saw Sandusky with a teenage boy engaged in what appeared to be anal sex. Paterno then proceeded to alert Curley and Schultz, who decided not to alert law enforcement or child welfare authorities, as they were required by law to do.Both Curley and Schultz are awaiting trial on charges they lied to a grand jury that was investigating Sandusky as well as the aforementioned failure to report what McQueary told them.The report concluded “in order to avoid consequences of bad publicity, Curley, Paterno, Schultz and Spanier repeatedly concealed critical facts related to Sandusky’s child abuse from the authorities.” read more

Local Government Elections heat up across The Bahamas

first_img Related Items: #MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #BahamasLocalGovernmentElections2017#BahamasLGE2017Due Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 6th 2017: It’s June 2017, and that means Local Government Elections are due. Following the general elections last month, Acting Parliament Registration Commissioner, Charles Albury says his department was already in preparation mode for the upcoming Local Government polls. The date has not been set yet.There are a total of 32 local government districts, 13 second-schedule districts and 19 third-schedule districts.  Local government is administered through the Office of the Prime Minister.Consultant at the Department, Mr.Harrison Thompson described the process of electing council members during the local government polls, “council members are elected to govern from the town committee. From the town committee there’s a designated number of council members for each district, except in Grand Bahama where they will vote directly for council members as opposed to committee members. From the town committee, you are eligible to be council on most of the islands”, end quote.The last Local Government Polls held in June 2011 and saw 391 positions contested.last_img read more

Scholes Mourinho engineered his move away perfectly

first_imgManchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Jose Mourinho didn’t want to be at the club anymore and “engineered” his way out to perfectionThe Portuguese coach was shown the door at Old Trafford following United’s 3-1 defeat to rivals Liverpool in the Premier League last month.This came following a number of reported bust-ups with players with critics also getting in on the act by slamming Mourinho’s conservative style of play.But Scholes believes Mourinho was looking for an excuse to leave towards the end of his reign in charge at Old Trafford.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“I felt he didn’t want to be there. He engineered his move away perfectly in the end,” Scholes told TV2.“His press conferences were embarrassing, so negative, it was obvious in the end the players didn’t want to play for him. The right thing happened in the end.”Since Mourinho’s departure from United, interim coach Gunnar Solskjaer has overseen six wins in a row since being appointed last month.The Red Devils will face Brighton at home this Saturday in their next league match.last_img read more

CU to recruit permanent hostel supers to curb incidents of ragging

first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta University (CU) has decided to recruit permanent hostel superintendents at all its hostels, to curb incidents of ragging. The decision was taken at the syndicate meeting, the highest decision-making body of the varsity on Monday. The varsity has also decided to demarcate one of its 16 hostels only for first year male students, as they have been found to be the most vulnerable to ragging as per records of the varsity.It may be mentioned that in the last few months, there have been a number of complaints of ragging from the hostels under CU and some of the students have complained directly to University Grants Commission (UGC) through e-mail. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThis had resulted in a section of educationists raising questions over the role of the varsity in investigation of ragging incidents. “We are taking strong measures to curb incidents of ragging in our hostels. A number of hostels did not have full-time permanent hostel superintendents. Now, we will recruit them on a permanent basis,” CU vice-chancellor Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee said.A senior official of the varsity, who attended the syndicate meeting, informed that the persons who will be recruited as hostel superintendents, will stay round-the-clock in the hostels and keep a hawk eye on the activities. The minimum qualification for the new recruits will have to be graduate and their age group should be between 45-55. “We have often seen that young persons who are in charge of hostels are unable to control students and the latter have a tendency to ignore his/her instructions. So, we have taken a decision to have an age group for the superintendents,” the official added.”The majority of the complaints that we receive come from first year students. We have decided to segregate a New Law Hostel only for first year male students. The idea is to see whether there are any complaints from this hostel. If the plan works out, then we will earmark another hostel for first year women students,” Banerjee said.last_img read more

Beating the heat Poll candidates reveal ways of braving the scorching sun

first_imgKolkata: With the election fever having reached its peak, candidates are literally sweating it out in the Sun, as they make their last-ditch effort to woo the electorate. Even as the opposing parties cross words on the battleground, one issue that has served as a unifying factor for the candidates is the travails of canvassing under the scorching sun. Nothing, however, can bog them down at this last-minute as they continue to brave the heat with summer-friendly clothes and a balanced diet. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataFor Saugata Roy, TMCs Dum Dum constituency candidate, a wet towel and insulin injections are a part of his every day campaign kit. “I usually place a wet towel on my head and drink electrolyte water when campaigning in the sun. I have to eat outside on most days, which is not a very healthy thing to do. At times, I even forget to take my insulin injections,” he sighed. Basu, however, warned candidates with diabetes against drinking too much water. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”Candidates often get stressed, when addressing a rally or participating in a debate. It can have a direct impact on sugar levels. It is best to avoid drinking too much water, while sipping watermelon juice instead, once in a while,” he added. Trinamool Congress MLA Mahua Maitra, who is party supremo Mamata Banerjee’s pick for the Krishnanagar Lok Sabha seat, makes it a point to apply sunscreen lotion and wear sunglasses when she leaves home for campaigning. The ruling party nominee also eats less when out in the heat, but drinks water every now and then to stay hydrated. “I usually eat vegetable-based dishes and fruits for lunch. Also, I wear full-sleeve muslin shirts and cotton saris to avoid heat exposure. A strong sunscreen lotion and sunglasses are a must during the peak hours,” she maintained. Union minister and BJP candidate Babul Supriyo, who hits the campaign trail around 9 in the morning, usually carries home-cooked food with him. During lunch break, he visits a party karyakarta’s home, sharing food with his supporters. “I thrive on a sugar-free and gluten-free diet to keep going. There are times, however, when people offer me a sweet or a sherbet which I cannot refuse. Apart from that, music keeps me upbeat under the blazing Sun. I keep humming songs, it helps me maintain my cool,” the singer-turned-politician said. Quite like Supriyo, BJP’s Krishnanagar candidate Kalyan Chowbey loads his vehicle with fruits, coconut water and curd. “My day starts at 7.30 am. I first visit the local market, talk to people before taking to the streets with my team. My day ends sometime around midnight, or even extends beyond that. Only the other day, I participated in a night-long cricket tournament. The love and the adulation you receive from people are your stress-busters in this heat,” Chowbey said. Chowbey is also particular about his choice of clothes for padyatra and roadshows. “During the day, I stick to linen clothes and drink lots of coconut water to stay hydrated. As I am a vegetarian, my diet usually consists of chapatti, dal and sabzi (veggies),” he added. According to preventive medicine specialist Dr Debasish Basu, it is important to have fluids and oil-free food to avoid dehydration under the Sun. “Political candidates or any person for that matter should avoid caffeine and fizzy drinks when out in the Sun for long hours. The sugar in the cold drink gives an immediate kick, but the phosphoric acid in it dehydrates the body. It is important to drink room-temperature water and stick to fruit juices and less-oily food to get going,” he said. Basu also insisted that candidates should wear cotton and linen clothes to stay comfortable. “Cool and breezy clothes help us stay comfortable under the scorching Sun. I would suggest cotton, linen and other breathable fabrics, which allows better air flow, to beat the summer heat,” he added. Unlike Chowbey or Moitra, CPI(M)s Raiganj candidate Mohammed Salim claimed that he does not adopt any particular measure to beat the heat during canvassing as meeting people and party workers in the day is “part of his everyday routine”. “I usually eat less oily food, all round the year. When I am out campaigning, I halt at a local resident’s house for lunch. There are tubewells installed across the constituency. When I am thirsty, I drink water from a tube well,” the 61-year-old leader and sitting MP from Raiganj added.last_img read more

3 Chrome Extensions That Can Boost Your Ecommerce Business

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 5 min read December 21, 2017 One of the best routes any entrepreneur can take to grow is by utilizing the right tools. If you can speed up your processes or obtain a deeper understanding of your customer base through data analysis, your business will benefit — and your investment in those tools will have been a worthwhile endeavor.Related: How Chrome Won the War of the BrowsersThankfully, the days of trial and error are becoming a thing of the past. Entrepreneurs are becoming more and more plugged into the dynamics of everything from how to place products onto Amazon to how to identify the most trustworthy factories on Alibaba. The tool? Credit the power of innovative Chrome extensions which enable software tools to be layered over web pages.Chrome extensions allow users to have more advanced experiences and operations on websites; extensions are how Grammarly, for instance, initially grew to two million daily users — because it could enable the spell-check function on nearly every web page online.Entrepreneurs looking for a big year in 2018, then, should consider implementing the following Chrome extension tools to better prepare their ecommerce platforms for success in the new year.Buffer One of the hardest things about launching an ecommerce venture is that in addition to all the time you spend optimizing, refining and managing your own website and business, you also have to invest in your social media presence to stay competitive.Without a regular flow of content to publish, your social media pages look bland, uninviting or even deserted; and that may lower consumers’ confidence in your brand. What’s more, your business misses out on a wider audience and the user engagement that can drive social proof and increase conversions.Don’t let this be you! Regardless of how crowded the social media space gets in your industry or how insanely busy you are working your business, your social media game has to stay on point.Here, Buffer can help: It’s one of the best ways to share content across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn from anywhere on the web, directly integrating with your social media platforms for a seamless customer experience.Buffer can assist you in putting up posts and spreading content out through the day, so that that content doesn’t all appear at once (making you look like you managed to dedicate just a few minutes to curating your social media profiles). Enable your Chrome browser extension and give it a go; you’ll be surprised how much easier it can be to stay engaged across multiple social media outlets.Related: Built-In Chrome Ad Blocker Coming Early 2018And, certainly, time is the point here: As an entrepreneur, it’s perhaps your most valuable asset. That means that any tools which promise to save you time, optimize your processes or make your life easier should be at the forefront of your efforts, and that you should always keep an eye out for the latest and greatest enhancements to conducting business.Factory Confirm Starting an ecommerce company begins with establishing a relationship with the right factory to source your products, but it can be incredibly difficult for a lone entrepreneur to sift through countless potential manufacturers. Even using a resource like Alibaba, which is designed to facilitate international business and help entrepreneurs find products and suppliers quickly and efficiently, can be a struggle for entrepreneurs aiming to get in touch with the factories they need.About 80 percent of the manufacturers on Alibaba, in fact, are trading companies or agents, not actual factories equipped to handle the needs of a new ecommerce vendor.That’s why a Chrome extension like Factory Confirm can be an invaluable tool. It analyzes over 20 data points among company pages, external third party searches and its manufacturer’s, Sourcify’s, own data, to authenticate manufacturer listings on Alibaba, ensuring that entrepreneurs connect to legitimate factories for free.Jungle ScoutAccording to Statista, Amazon generated $22.99 billion in third-party seller-service revenues in 2016, and on Cyber Monday alone, sellers themselves received orders for more than 28 million products. Across the globe, the number of third-party sellers successfully operating on Amazon continues to rise, making it an attractive option for ecommerce vendors looking to increase their audience.But with practically everything imaginable available on Amazon (if it’s not on Amazon, do you even need it?), entrepreneurs find themselves wondering if their product can make a big enough impact on the platform to make listing it there worthwhile.Related: This New Google Chrome Extension Lets Colleagues Share Web Pages Using Beeping SoundsJungle Scout is a Chrome extension that enables users to validate product ideas with trustworthy sales data, like product rank, sales, revenue, reviews and ratings. If you’re wondering if your product idea will make a splash in such a large market, this tool could help you develop an informed strategy. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more