• Home
  • Archive by category "zrmzn"

Dems have chance to get it right on sexual misconduct

first_imgBut the scandal has also forced Democrats to re-examine their own history of responding to accusations of sexual assault, especially when new claims surface against one of their own.Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has been accused of unwanted kissing and groping by a former model during a 2006 USO tour.Leann Tweeden recounted the incident in a blog post for the radio station where she works as an anchor and included a photo of Franken’s hands over her breasts while she slept.Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said he hopes there soon will be an investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee, which has the authority to recommend expelling a senator.“Sexual harassment is never acceptable and must not be tolerated,” Schumer said in a statement.But this is not the same approach Democrats took decades ago when President Bill Clinton was facing allegations of sexual assault and harassment, a point Donald Trump and Republicans often made during the 2016 election when Hillary Clinton attempted to draw attention to the allegations against Trump.More than two decades ago, Democrats did not immediately believe the accusers. “The party was on the wrong side of history, and there are consequences for that.“Yet expedience is not the only reason to make this public accounting. If it is possible for politics and moral behavior to coexist, then this grave wrong needs to be acknowledged.“If Weinstein and Mark Halperin and Louis C. K. and all the rest can be held accountable, so can our former president and so can his party, which so many Americans so desperately need to rise again.”Democrats often campaign on being the party of women.Now is the opportunity to put action and policies behind campaign rhetoric and tweets.Eugene Scott writes about identity politics for The Washington Post’s The Fix. He was previously a breaking news reporter at CNN Politics.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation James Carville, Clinton’s then-strategist, once infamously said: “If you drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you’ll find.”In a 1998 New York Times op-ed, feminist Gloria Steinem went as far as to blame the women in a manner that most would consider victim-blaming in 2017.Some have said, if they could turn back time, they’d approach the allegations against Clinton differently.With Franken, Democrats now have a chance.And many have responded strongly.Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the highest-ranking female Democratic senator, said: “This is unacceptable behavior and extremely disappointing. I am glad that Al came out and apologized, but that doesn’t reverse what he’s done or end the matter. I support an ethics committee investigation into these accusations and I hope this latest example of the deep problems on this front spurs continued action to address it.”And Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., the Senate’s No. 2 Democrat, said: “There is never an excuse for this behavior – ever. What Senator Franken did was wrong, and it should be referred to the Ethics Committee for review.” Categories: Editorial, OpinionWASHINGTON – All eyes have been on the Republican Party following the growing sexual misconduct allegations against their Senate candidate in Alabama.Most Democratic lawmakers who have spoken publicly about the allegations have called for an end to former judge Roy Moore’s political career.Capitol Hill has no place for politicians accused of multiple sexual misconduct allegations, they say. Franken first issued a brief apology and said he didn’t recall the incident the way Tweeden did, but he later issued a longer apology: “There’s no excuse” he said.He welcomed the ethics investigation, saying he will “gladly cooperate.”While Franken’s acknowledgment of his problematic behavior is a different approach taken by Moore or Trump, Democrats have to ask themselves: Will we respond to our own tribe with the intensity that they did Moore?While Franken has already agreed to participate in the investigation, only time will tell how his fellow party members will respond to these allegations.History has not consistently been on their side on this matter.The Atlantic’s Caitlin Flanagan wrote:“The Democratic Party needs to make its own reckoning of the way it protected Bill Clinton. The party needs to come to terms with the fact that it was so enraptured by their brilliant, Big Dog president and his stunning string of progressive accomplishments that it abandoned some of its central principles.last_img read more

Arsenal hero Thierry Henry was ’embarrassed’ by Monaco disaster, says Jamie Carragher

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 28 Mar 2020 5:44 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link18Shares Henry has moved on to management in the MLS (Picture: Getty Images)Carragher backs the Gunners legend’s decision to get straight back into management, which has given him a chance to right his wrongs.‘I can imagine Thierry struggling to sleep, on his mind constantly, I’ve got to right this wrong because of Monaco.‘Three months at Monaco has probably consumed him that much that it’s possibly forced him to move to the MLS.‘Maybe he’s moved away from his family, all to prove that he can be a manager and he wants to be a manager in the future.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalHenry has fared relatively better in his short time in charge of the Canadian side, losing just once in his first five games.The MLS, along with most other leagues across the world have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.MORE: Alan Smith urges Mikel Arteta to convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at ArsenalMORE: Bacary Sagna hits back at Cesc Fabregas over controversial Arsenal claimsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Arsenal hero Thierry Henry was ’embarrassed’ by Monaco disaster, says Jamie Carragher Henry was unable to turn around the fortunes of his boyhood club (Picture: Getty Images)Jamie Carragher has admitted Arsenal hero Thierry Henry looked ’embarrassed’ after his disastrous spell as Monaco boss.The 42-year-old’s first stint in management lasted just three months after he was sacked for failing to take the Ligue 1 side out of the relegation places.Henry decided not to waste any time in between jobs, taking up a role at MLS side Montreal Impact less than a year after the failed experiment in France.Ex-Liverpool defender Carragher told Sky Sports: ‘I could see the itch whenever I saw Thierry Henry, I could almost see the embarrassment on his face.ADVERTISEMENT‘You could almost feel he was a bit embarrassed by what happened at Monaco, he’d try to tell you the reasons, whether they were reasons or excuses, that’s what people have to do as managers, it just eats them up.’AdvertisementAdvertisementRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe caught breaking coronavirus lockdown guidelines

first_imgNicolas Pepe was seen playing football in public, flouting coronavirus lockdown guidelines (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have spoken to Nicolas Pepe and reminded him of his responsibilities after he and three of his teammates were caught flouting the government’s lockdown rules.Footage shared on WhatsApp, obtained by The Sun, showed club-record signing Pepe playing football with friends in north London.The Ivory Coast international’s strike partner Alexandre Lacazette was pictured having his car washed by a valet company, while experienced duo David Luiz and Granit Xhaka were reportedly spotted having a meetup in Southgate, north London.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTAn Arsenal spokesman told The Sun: ‘Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’ll be speaking to our players.AdvertisementAdvertisement Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news live‘We were concerned so we have spoken to Nicolas who shares a house with a number of relatives who were involved in this game.‘We have reminded him of the importance of everyone following the guidelines.’ Comment David Luiz and Granit Xhaka, pictured here last month, were also reported to have broken government guidelines by The Sun (Picture: Getty)The Arsenal quartet are the latest footballers to have broken the guidelines put in place to help slow the spread of coronavirus which has decimated the sporting calendar and claimed the lives of over 18,000 people in the UK alone.Earlier this month Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho was forced to apologise after he was seen conducting an outdoor training session with the club’s record signing Tanguy Ndombele, while Spurs were embarrassed again this week when Serge Aurier posted a video of him training in public alongside teammate Moussa Sissoko.‘We wish to apologise for not setting the right example here,’ the pair said in a joint statement.‘We recognise that as professional footballers we have a responsibility to be role models, particularly during this uncertain period that everyone around the world is facing.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘We must all respect the government advice to minimise the number of lives lost during this pandemic.‘We cannot thank NHS staff enough for their tireless work at this time and we shall both be making a financial donation to show our support for their efforts.’Manchester City’s Kyle Walker, meanwhile, was forced to make a grovelling apology after it was revealed he was fined £240,000 by his club Manchester City for holding a sex party at his home.And Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish was embarrassed when he was pictured at the scene of car crash little over 24 hours after imploring the public to remain indoors and follow the government’s advice.MORE: Arsenal flop Denilson explains how Arsene Wenger tried to save his Gunners careerMORE: Bayern Munich make first move for Arsenal transfer target Dayot Upamecano Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 Apr 2020 11:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link502Shares Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe caught breaking coronavirus lockdown guidelines Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Accounting roundup: IFRS questions EU plans to modify rules

first_imgThe International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation has questioned a push from the EU to make changes to its accounting rules.The Foundation has issued a call for stakeholders to respond to a European Commission consultation on a possible power to allow the bloc to adapt IFRS for the EU.It warned that any bid to develop a localised version of IFRS could undermine the G20’s objective of creating a single set of global accounting standards.In a statement posted on its website , it said: “It is not clear why the EU would consider departing from this goal at a time when the EU is rightly concerned about global economic standards being under tremendous pressure more generally.” Under existing legislation governing the use of IFRS in the EU, although the Commission can carve out provisions, it is unable to add requirements.On 21 March the Commission published a questionnaire seeking feedback on a possible ‘carve in’ power along with other measures.The Commission described the move as a “fitness check” intended to assess the relevance of the EU’s public reporting framework.Question 19 of the survey asked whether it was “still appropriate that the [International Accounting Standards] regulation prevents the Commission from modifying [IFRS] given the different levels of commitment” to it across jurisdictions.Critics of plans to diverge from IFRS have argued that it could also harm the ability of EU companies listed in the US to file IFRS-compliant financial statements without the need to reconcile those accounts with US generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).A carve-in could, however, allow the EU to make provision in its financial reporting framework for transactions covered poorly by existing IFRS rules, such as pension plans of the type popular in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland.Prior to a rule change in 2007, IFRS-compliant foreign issuers were required to show the difference between their accounts and local GAAP in a number of key areas – among them pensions.Interested parties have until 21 July to comment on the measures.New IASB framework reintroduces prudence conceptThe International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has announced the release of its revised conceptual framework .In it, the IASB has reintroduced a reference to prudence, describing it as enhancing characteristics of the concept of accounting neutrality.The project to revise the framework has been keenly followed by the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF), which represents public sector funds in the UK.The LAPFF lobbied the board to reintroduce the concept of prudence into the framework after it was removed in 2010, in part to align the IFRS with US standards.Critics of the move argued that its removal from the framework could lead the board to develop accounting standards that were inherently imprudent in their nature.Opponents of the concept, however, claim that it creates secret reserves in the accounts that are unavailable to shareholders.FRC rebuts LAPFF criticismMeanwhile, the UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has hit back at a call from the LAPFF for it to be scrapped .Sir Win Bischoff, chair of the accounting watchdog, wrote in a letter to the forum : “We are concerned… that there are a number of inaccuracies and errors in your published introductory remarks and are anxious to dispel these so that others have a more informed understanding.”The publication of the rebuttal statement follows the release of the FRC’s latest three-year strategy document .Among its plans for the next three years, the FRC said it would focus on directors’ obligations under section 172 of the Companies Act 2006 to promote the long-term success of their businesses.It planned to involve its Financial Reporting Lab in climate-change reporting, and said it wanted to “consider the longer term development of corporate reporting”, which was described as covering “the role, purpose and relevance of the annual report in its current form”.last_img read more

Redefining luxury retirement living on the Gold Coast

first_imgA unique vertical retirement village consisting of three six-storey apartment buildings co-located alongside Burleigh Golf Club’s 10th tee looks set to redefine retirement living on the Gold Coast.RetireAustralia’s The Verge at Burleigh G.C., to be built in three stages, will feature both contemporary independent living apartments and care apartments for those requiring a higher level of in-home support.The six-storey apartments look set to redefine retirement living. Picture: Artist’s impression of The Verge at Burleigh GC.With more than 40 per cent of stage one secured through expressions of interest, The Verge looks set to redefine retirement living in metropolitan areas.RetireAustralia’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Brett Robinson said the trend towards luxury downsizing into vertical retirement living heralded an exciting new choice for today’s seniors, allowing them to pursue a better lifestyle while remaining connected to neighbourhoods they know and love.Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the surrounding views, the apartments are pet-friendly and include spacious balconies, high-quality inclusions and age-friendly designs.The apartments make the most of the golf course views. Picture: Artist’s impression of a living room at The Verge at Burleigh G.C.“The Verge community offers residents the best of all worlds, from the freedom of low-maintenance living to spectacular views, security and easy access to all the established services they need. It’s also helping to fix an undersupply of quality retirement living options for Gold Coast residents,” he said.Dr Robinson said more than 17,000 people aged over 65 were living within five kilometres of Burleigh Golf Club but there were fewer than 300 retirement dwellings in the area.“As an infill development, The Verge is a great option for retirees in the Burleigh region wanting to stay close to their family and support networks as they age,” he said.The Verge is a great option for retirees wanting to stay close to their family and support networks. Picture: Artist’s impression of The Verge at Burleigh G.C.Community spaces will include a rooftop terrace, resident’s bar and a wellness hub with a gymnasium, indoor and outdoor activity areas, salon, café and lush gardens, all within walking distance of the existing Burleigh Golf Club clubhouse.Located close to beaches and some of the Gold Coast’s best dining experiences, shopping and entertainment hubs, The Verge has been designed to offer active seniors a community that encourages them to age positively.Residents at The Verge at Burleigh G.C. are a short drive from the Gold Coast Seniors Tennis Club and Pizzey Park Sporting Complex. Picture: Supplied“Over 65s shouldn’t have to compromise in their retirement years and at The Verge they can have luxury living, beautiful views, a coastal lifestyle and a range of accessible care services when and if they need it,” Dr. Robinson said.Judi Hutchison, Senior Development Manager at RetireAustralia, said The Verge offered many benefits over standard apartment living because it had been specifically designed to allow residents to live independently for longer.The apartments have been designed with flexibility to support residents as they age. Picture: Artist’s impression of a bathroom at The Verge at Burleigh G.C.This includes a range of features under the Livable Housing Australia standard such as wider corridors and doorways, step-free shower recesses and reinforced bathroom walls allowing the future safe installation of grab rails.“Everything in the apartments have been carefully considered to create a sense of wellbeing, from the open floorplan to the light-filled orientation, as well as the benefits of golf course views opening up to the horizon,’’ Ms. Hutchison said.“There are also many benefits of living beside a golf course thanks to the beautiful green landscaping that is perfectly maintained all year round, and the peace and relaxed pace of life. The location also offers an idyllic spot for early morning strolls, and a great opportunity to live with people at a similar life stage.’’The Verge at Burleigh GC offers residents a chance to live in an idyllic setting alongside people in a similar life stage. Picture: SuppliedThe Verge at Burleigh G.C. is priced from $530,000 with the sales suite located in the Burleigh Golf Club, 114 Albion Avenue in Miami for interested buyers. Construction has begun on the independent living apartments in stage one and is expected to be completed by late 2020.last_img read more

Ighalo: Man Utd will be formidable with Pogba, Fernandes

first_img Loading… However, Ighalo insists the best is yet to come from the 25-year-old. “Bruno is a fantastic player,” he said. “I played with him in 2013-14 at Udinese. We’ve not seen the best of him yet in the Premier League. “Once Bruno Fernandes settles down in England you will see what that guy can do. He has vision, he wants the ball always. He can shoot, he can score goals, he is very intelligent. “Before the ball comes, he is a step ahead to know what he wants to do. In times to come you are going to see what he can do in the Premier League, even better than what he is doing now.” In terms of his own future, Ighalo feels now is not the time to worry about a permanent United deal, having impressed since agreeing to join as a surprise temporary signing from Shanghai Shenhua on January’s transfer deadline day. read also:Odion Ighalo opens up on Manchester United future “You know I have a loan deal until the end of the season,” he said. “Now it is for us to finish the season well, for me to do well and score goals. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Odion Ighalo believes a midfield partnership between Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes could restore Manchester United to their former glories. Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo in action for Man Utd France star Pogba has endured an injury-hit 2019-20 season, while rumours persist that a switch to Real Madrid could be on the cards. In his absence, United swooped for Fernandes during the January transfer window and the Portugal international instantly endeared himself to the Old Trafford faithful. This has led many to suggest Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have already moved on from Pogba’s patchy second stint with the club, but on-loan striker Ighalo is keen for them to take a team already on an 11-match unbeaten run to new heights. “He is working hard to get back to fitness and imagine when we have Pogba and Bruno in the midfield, then you will see a different team – [Marcus] Rashford coming back also,” Ighalo said in an interview with Juliet Bawuah that the journalist streamed live via her Twitter page. “Manchester United is going to be great again, winning games week in, week out. He’s a great player and it’s going to be a privilege to play with him.” Fernandes has two goals and three assists in five Premier League appearances, bringing his prolific Sporting CP form to England’s top flight with ease.center_img Promoted ContentSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were Amazing8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be Cool11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Woman The Whole Muslim World Is Proud Of10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

United Way of Franklin County accepting grant applications

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — The United Way of Franklin County is now taking applications from Franklin County not-for-profit organizations (and those agencies outside Franklin County assisting Franklin County residents) seeking funding assistance for 2018.Annually the United Way of Franklin County funds not-for-profits with creative, innovative programs that address the human service needs of Franklin County residents.Funding is for January through December 2018.  Any not-for-profit agency providing human services to Franklin County residents is welcome to apply.  Applicants must be a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.Nonprofits interested in applying for these funds should contact United Way of Franklin County for a grant application at 765-647-2789 or email at info@uwfcin.org or visit www.uwfcin.org.  The completed grant deadline is April 27th, 2017.last_img read more

Hanrahan try has Munster in charge

first_img With the clock already in the red at the Stade Aime Giral, Hanrahan produced a stunning sidestep 25 metres out and touched down out wide to hand the 2006 and 2008 champions their third win in four pool games. Italian international Tommaso Benvenuti looked to have dealt Munster’s hopes of a third Heineken Cup crown a heavy blow when he crossed with less than two minutes remaining but Rob Penney’s men kept the ball alive from the restart, with Denis Hurley and Tommy O’Donnell setting up Hanrahan’s heroics. Doyle awarded three penalties and a free kick at a five-metre set piece before finally losing patience and pointing to the posts for a penalty try. Keatley’s simple conversion handed Munster the lead for the first time on 50 minutes. Perpignan responded well and should have gone back in front before the hour. Allen was off target again before they turned down another kickable penalty in favour of a quick tap and the chance went begging when former England number eight Luke Narraway failed to hang on to a dreadful pass out wide. Perpignan did regain the advantage when Allan struck his fourth penalty from wide on the left after 63 minutes but the lead was short-lived as Keatley made it 13-12 with 13 minutes left. Benvenuti’s try out wide should have been enough for Perpignan but Munster have proved time and time again that they can never be written off in Europe. A last-gasp try from JJ Hanrahan gave Munster an 18-17 victory after yet another thrilling Heineken Cup finish against Perpignan. Munster began brightly and thought they had claimed the opening try with just six minutes on the clock when openside flanker Sean Dougall scampered over from 10 metres out. The celebrations were short-lived, however, as referee JP Doyle called for assistance and the TMO ruled that James Downey was guilty of obstruction. Instead, it was Perpignan who scored first just moments later through a well-struck penalty from former Scotland U20 fly-half Tommy Allan. Both sides found themselves down to 14 men after 13 minutes when Munster skipper Peter O’Mahony and Perpignan hooker Romain Terrain were sin-binned for an off-the-ball altercation that led to a mass brawl. Ian Keatley kicked Munster level after a quarter of an hour but Allan edged Perpignan back in front with his second three minutes later. His third strike after 24 minutes pushed Perpignan six points clear and it stayed that way until the break, although both kickers should have added to their tally. Keatley failed from the tee after half an hour and Allan followed suit four minutes later, with Keatley missing again with the final play of the half. Munster started the second half in a similar manner to the first, as Paul O’Connell and his team-mates repeatedly demolished the Perpignan scrum. Press Associationlast_img read more

MS Dhoni shares heartwarming video of daughter singing

first_imgNew Delhi: Former India captain MS Dhoni on Sunday shared a heart-warming video of his daughter Ziva where she is seen playing the guitar and singing. Dhoni posted the video on Instagram with a caption: “Snow brings the best out of her.”Dhoni, India’s 2007 T20 and 2011 50-over World Cup-winning captain, has not taken the cricket field since the 2019 World Cup where Virat Kohli-led India lost to New Zealand in the semifinals.The dashing wicketkeeper-batsman has kept the cricketing world guessing about his retirement from international cricket with him expected to return in the Indian Premier League and take it forward from there on ahead of the T20 World Cup in October.The 38-year-old has so far represented India in 350 ODIs, 90 Tests and 98 T20Is while affecting a staggering 829 dismissals behind the stumps. The wicketkeeper-batsman holds all the records which one can ask for as a captain of an international team. He is the only international captain to have won an ICC 50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup, and Champions Trophy. He led Team India to the numero uno spot in ICC Rankings, both in Tests and in ODIs. (IANS)Also Read: Fans Feel MS Dhoni Integral To India’s Chance of Winning World CupAlso Watch: Anti-CAA protests: Tinsukia District Congress demands release of party workerlast_img read more

CFU to consider split from CONCACAF

first_imgSEVERAL Caribbean nations have supported a bid to break away from regional football representative CONCACAF in favour of forming an independent confederation as disputes over funding grow.According to multiple reports, the issue was raised at a recent meeting of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) executive and 26 of 31 nations were in support of the proposal that would see the region depart from its 41-member parent association.President of the CFU, Gordon Derrick, was the one to raise the motion, which is firmly rooted in extreme displeasure with the attitude of the new Victor Montagliani-led CONCACAF towards the Caribbean region.Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) president Montagliani was elected as head of the body in May of last year. Since then the CFU has reportedly seen the majority of funding and grants heavily cut and been allowed no major input in CONCACAF’s decision-making process.Many believe the measures in part serve as punishment of sorts for the region, who supplied the last two CONCACAF presidents Jack Warner and Jeffrey Webb. Both former FIFA officials are now facing corruption charges and have been banned for life from the sport.“We were promised development for our youth, we were promised a treatment as equals but we received nothing but crumbs if that,” Inside World Football quoted Gordon as saying.“True to the tradition that sadly governed our region for far too long, we were the water carriers of countries much larger than ours, we were expected to deliver when they called and we were to succumb to the interests that were not and are not ours to this day.”(Sportsmax.com)last_img read more