Sexual assault app launched

first_imgAn innovative app for survivors of sexual assault called ‘First Response’, created by groups of women in Oxford, has been launched.The app is centred around helping survivors and their friends as supporters both in the short-term and long-term of surviving the emotional traumas triggered from their experience of such violence. These include being able to call the police, getting medical help, and contacting sexual assault referral centres.On logging into the app, iPhone and Android users are given a list of ‘optional’ ways to respond to rape, assault, harassment and other forms of sexual violence. The app is also intended to raise awareness about the issue of sexual assault, providing answers and legal definitions to frequently asked questions, such as “What is sexual consent?” and “What is sexual violence?”Students collectively coded the app over ten months under a joint initiative between the It Happens Here campaign, Code4Rights and Oxford Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre. Code4Rights was responsible for training these students to code the app, most of whom had next to no experience in this field.Eden Tanner and Tiana Dias, co-chairs of the It Happens Here campaign, told Cherwell, “The First Response app is a critical piece of technology, which will revolutionise how survivors and supporters in Oxford are able to access information about their options following an incident of sexual violence. It’s so important that we tackle this huge problem from all angles, and empowering survivors with information is a critical step towards this. Also, by creating a culture where everyone is responsible for supporting survivors and fighting rape culture, we hope to challenge the dominant conversation.”Tanner added, “The First Response app revolutionises how survivors can access support, and how we as a community can all take responsibility to be ready and prepared to help someone in distress. Our vision is to have every student, staff member, and person in the wider Oxford community have access to the app, and the help and support it offers.”The making of the app was partially funded by the University’s IT Innovation Challenges, which aims at giving money towards student projects with digital technology to better the experience of Oxford for members of the university.Catherine Paxton, the University’s director of Student Welfare and Services, told Cherwell, “The creativity and drive which It Happens Here and Code4Rights have demonstrated in bringing the First Response app to fruition is inspirational and spurs on everyone in Oxford working to create a safe university environment.“Oxford University is committed to creating a safe university environment for all students and staff and has been working together with students to offer timely, informed, and appropriate support for those who have experienced sexual violence. I am proud that the University through its IT Innovation Challenges could play an enabling role in this pioneering project, and strongly encourage colleagues to access this rich resource which will help us better support students.”last_img read more


Water views make luxury Gold Coast home special

first_img10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.Mr Thorn decided to move from Perth after visiting the Gold Coast and enjoying the laid-back coastal lifestyle.“When I retired, I decided this is the place to be,” he said.He said it was the perfect family home.The couple have breathed new life into the five-bedroom, four bathroom property over the years, expanding it and giving it a more elegant style.“I’ve spent about $650,000 to make it really nice,” Mr Thorn said.Flawless marble, granite and porcelain finishes are featured throughout while wide windows frame the water views. It also has a home theatre, sunroom and two wet bars. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.A wraparound alfresco entertainment area with timber deck overlooks the canal and pool, which leads down to a terrace and then a lawn area with water access from a pontoon.Mr Thorn said while they loved the home, it was time to downsize because they were “empty nesting”. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.LIVING on the waterfront is a dream for many people, but imagine it almost surrounding your home.This Benowa Waters property is perfectly positioned to make the most of 180 degree canal views.It was one of the reasons David and Suporn Thorn bought the Mediterranean inspired home at 10 Moray Court almost 20 years ago. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.center_img 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.last_img read more


Ombudsman starts probe on alleged SEA Games corruption

first_img Cayetano renewed his claim that there are no irregularities in the country’s hosting of the SEA Games as he is aware that cases would be filed against the organizers no matter how strict they were in handling the affairs. “We welcome this as an opportunity to put to rest all the questions so that we may move forward in celebrating the success of our athletes and honoring the sacrifices of our workforce and volunteers,” Cayetano said in a Facebook post on Monday. “We welcome this as an opportunity to put to rest all the questions,” says House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano. BM He added the probe would cover Cayetano asthe chairman of the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC). MANILA – The Office of the Ombudsman hasstarted investigating House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and other officials whomay be involved in the alleged mishandling of the P6-billion fund for thecountry’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. “Hindi tayo pwedeng maging selective. We have to assess ano ang participation ng bawat official ng PHISGOC,” he added.center_img “We will fully support all investigations, and as I said before, I am ordering full transparency, audits and opening of all books,” he added. Ombudsman Samuel Martires said aseven-strong fact-finding panel was formed to investigate the alleged anomaliesin the biennial sporting event hosting which concludes today. Cayetano, for his part, welcomed the probe, saying he will fully support all investigations. “l accepted the job of heading the organizing team because it is about time we show the world what a unified Filipino nation is capable of doing,” Cayetano said. “Personally I forgive you, but for the national interest there will be accountability and reckoning.”/PNlast_img read more


Irvine open to Ideye talks

first_img The striker was left out of the squad for the 1-0 win at Leicester on Saturday and has so far struggled for form and fitness. He has netted once since his record-breaking Baggies move from Dynamo Kiev in the summer, in the 3-2 Capital One Cup win over Hull in September. West Brom head coach Alan Irvine has left the door open for record-signing Brown Ideye after he axed the £10million man. The Nigeria international picked up an ankle injury in the process but has since recovered and Irvine is happy to speak to Ideye if the forward so wishes. Irvine said: “The way that we do it is I say to any player ‘If you want to come in on Monday, come in on Monday’. “But when the team’s named and the subs are named they have to accept that, respect the rest of the players and then come back in later if they want to have a chat. “I might have a chat with him if he feels he needs to have a chat, but if he doesn’t then I won’t be calling him in.” Ideye has made just two starts in the Barclays Premier League this season and has made little impact at The Hawthorns. Irvine said his omission was purely for tactical reasons as he picked Victor Anichebe and Georgios Samaras on the bench at the King Power Stadium. “I haven’t had a chat with him. We pick the team carefully even if it’s the same team. It’s still chosen with a lot of thought and care – that applies to the subs as well,” he told the Wolverhampton Express & Star. “What we knew was that Leicester had a physical presence. Generally, I have two centre-forwards on the bench. “I decided that I needed physical options there rather than somebody like Brown – whose strengths are running in behind. That’s why I went for Victor and Sami (Samaras).” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


Govt flouts regulations to finance Linden Hospital

first_imgThe Audit Office has recommended that the Finance Ministry take a definite decision and action toward regularising the status of the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) since it is operating as an autonomous body, while still receiving funding from the Public Health Ministry as though it is a “department.”The Linden Hospital ComplexDuring 2015, the Public Health Ministry transferred to the LHC amounts totalling $261.129 million from its current provisions. The sum was to have met the operational costs of the hospital. However, the operation of the current appropriation to fund the hospital was questioned since funding for that entity was included under a programme in the budget of the ministry, as though it was a department, while funding was disbursed as if it was a subvention agency under the ministry, the Auditor General’s Report disclosed.It stated that the Linden Hospital Complex was approved by Cabinet decision dated November 24, 2015 to function as a board during the period of December 1, 2015 to November 30, 2016. It was highlighted that the Complex was not an autonomous or semi-autonomous body regulated under an Act of Parliament and that it was managed by a Board of Directors and was not required to provide the ministry with financial or other reports that would indicate that some form of ministerial supervision was exercised over its processes.Nevertheless, the report indicated that it was explained by the Head of the Budget Agency, that the hospital provides receipts and statements to cover all expenditures incurred to the ministry.Therefore, the Report suggested that the ministry take affirmative action to discuss this matter with the subject minister and, if necessary, the Office of the Budget of the Ministry of Finance, with a view to having definite decisions and actions toward regularising the status of LHC.Additionally, during 2015, audit checks the hospital revealed a number of other discrepancies; examination of the payroll and other related documents revealed that pay change directives for the termination of employment in respect of one employee was forwarded late to the Central Accounting Unit of the hospital, as a result, the employee was overpaid; the Stores Regulation require that a master inventory be maintained, however, the hospital has not adhere with this requirement, since this record was not maintained for the period under review; and log books presented for audits were not properly maintained to reflect the signature of the authorising officer for the journeys undertaken. As a result it could not be ascertained whether proper control was exercised over the use of the complex’s fleet of vehicles.The Report noted that the ministry acknowledged that overpayment of salaries is an issue but stated that they are trying to retrieve money.The Audit Office recommended that action be taken to recover the overpaid money, put systems in place to ensure that all records are maintained, as required by Store Regulation 1993, and present all outstanding documents for audit examination.last_img read more


Home opener tonight for the Flyers as they welcome the Pirates

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers are set to host their home opener at the North Peace Arena tonight as they welcome the Falher Pirates to town.The Flyers are coming off a come from behind victory over the Pirates last Thursday. And this time around should have a full have a full roster hitting the ice. General Manager Lee Hartman said, “Last week we had two defencemen play in the game. The other four had to work or had other commitments to attend to. We will have a full complement of players tonight for the first time all season.”Tonight’s game at the North Peace Arena gets underway at 8:30 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img read more


No pressure for Vihiga ahead of KPL debut

first_imgAnd what a setting to start off their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) campaign when they line up at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on Sunday to host Mathare United in what will be the stadium’s first top flight league match in close to four years.“It is such a huge dream for us on Sunday to finally play our first league match. It has been a long time coming and finally the chance is here. We have prepared very well though the pre-season period has been short, but I feel we are ready for the KPL,” Manoah, himself with vast coaching experience said.Manoah understands his players might have the urge to make an impression at home, but says he has calmed their nerves telling them to take it a step at a time and ensure they play to the best of their ability.Vihiga United head coach Edward manoah during a past match. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“Our first game is at home and that can be very tricky. The fans will come out in their droves to support us and the players will definitely want to make an impression. Sometimes this might force them to have lots of nerves which are not necessary,” the coach said.“I have talked to them and instructed them to take it easy and play like a normal game. We are playing a tough team (Mathare United) and we can’t afford to have mistakes. We should not get over-excited as well,” the tactician further states.Vihiga have brought in relatively new faces in their January transfer business with the exception of Andrew Murunga who has a vast experience in the KPL ranging from Tusker FC, KCB the defunct Karuturi Sports and Ushuru.The club has also acquired the services of Ugandan defender Jonathan ‘Dante’ Mugabi who was released from Sofapaka.“I am quite pleased with the squad that we have and the new players brought in. We have a very good balance and I don’t have a doubt they will do the work for us,” added the coach.Vihiga United midfielder Charles Okwemba vies for the ball with Tusker FC’s Boniface Muchiri during a GOtv Shield quarter final clash at the Nyayo Stadium on August 20, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaManoah says his side’s primary priority as they start life in the top flight will be to retain that status and not necessarily pressure themselves into higher targets.“We have worked so hard to get here and it wouldn’t be justice to all the people who have put in work is we return to the NSL after one season. We want to be realistic with our targets; our aim is to remain in the league and that is what we are working on,” Manoah added.“I don’t want to put pressure on these young boys. The only thing I have asked of them is to give 100 percent in all the matches. We also hope to start well and pick as many wins as possible in the first leg to avoid fighting off to stay afloat late in the season,” the tactician further opined.The Western Kenya based side last season showed that they can handle KPL opposition, dumping out defending champions Tusker FC from the GOtv Shield with a 2-0 win in the quarter finals and narrowly losing 1-0 to eventual champions AFC Leopards in the semi finals.Vihiga United new signings:Michael Isabwa (Kariobangi Sharks), Andrew Murunga (On loan from Kakamega Homeboyz), Geofrey Oputi, Vincent Wonder (Palos FC), Ali Kesi (Kakamega Homeboyz), Fernandez Tera (FC Talanta), Jonathan Mugabi (Sofapaka), Victor Ayugi (KCB), William Oricho (Kibera Black Stars), Wycliffe Kabaji, Vincent Kagasi, Daudi Saisi (Unattached).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Charles Okwemba celebrates with teammates after scoring one of the two Vihiga United goals in a GOtv Shield Quarter final clash against defending champions Tusker FC on August 20, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 2- After three straight seasons of ‘very near yet so far away’, Vihiga United finally achieved their dream of playing in the top flight having topped last season’s National Super League to earn automatic promotion.As they prepare to make a bow and take their place on Kenya’s golden football table, head coach Edward Manoah says the team is under no pressure to make an impression.last_img read more


Heavyweight great Lennox Lewis: ‘Heart says Pacquiao, mind says Broner’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? “We will see if Pac still has gas in the tank,” said Lewis who also tweeted that he’ll be scoring the fight on @FightScoreCard.Heart says Pac. Mind says Broner. We will see if Pac still has gas in the tank. Don’t know anything about who @BadouJack is fighting but I’m going with Badou! https://t.co/9Mhv6kNi6jFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) January 20, 2019 LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Pacquiao (60-7-2) is on his first title defense of the WBA World welterweight strap after he won the title from Lucas Matthysee in July 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.Lewis retired with a professional record of 41-2-1 and once held the IBF, IBO, and WBC World heavyweight titles in different times across in his career.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (L) and Adrien Broner face off during their official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 18, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will defend his title against Broner on January 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPMANILA, Philippines—Former heavyweight king Lennox Lewis couldn’t decide which side to put his money on between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner, who are set to slug it out at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Lewis, regarded as the last undisputed World heavyweight champion, said his “heart says Pac. Mind says Broner.”ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao arrives at MGM Grand for welterweight title defense LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more


Calcium source

first_imgGetting enough calcium to keep bones from thinning throughout a persons life may be made more difficult if that person has lactose intolerance or another reason, such as a tendency toward kidney stones, for avoiding calcium-rich food sources. Calcium deficiency also effects the heart and circulatory system, as well as the secretion of essential hormones. There are many ways to supplement calcium, including a growing number of fortified foods.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more


10 months agoDONE DEAL: Leganes goalkeeper Jon Ander Serantes confirms Avispa Fukuoka move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Leganes goalkeeper Jon Ander Serantes confirms Avispa Fukuoka moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeganes goalkeeper Jon Ander Serantes is leaving for Japan.Serantes has announced his move to Avispa Fukuoka on social media.He will sign for the J-League club tomorrow.pic.twitter.com/714QxafVi9— Jon Ander Serantes (@JASerantes) December 30, 2018 last_img