Two years ago, Zhou Xiaoxuan publicly accused one of China’s most recognizable people of groping and forcibly kissing her, setting off a firestorm in a country that did not specify sexual harassment as a legal offence.Last week Zhou and dozens of other women who started China’s #MeToo movement won a small victory when the nation’s parliament enacted legislation that for the first time defines actions that can constitute sexual harassment.The reference in the new civil code, approved on Thursday by a session of the National People’s Congress, is largely a symbolic step. While it holds schools, businesses and other organizations responsible for preventing and dealing with sexual harassment, it does not lay out guidelines for enforcement. Topics : The parliament’s Legislative Affairs Commission and China’s State Council did not respond to faxed requests for comment about the decision to define sexual harassment in the civil code.Victims come forwardChina’s #MeToo movement took off in 2018 when a college student in Beijing publicly accused her professor of sexual harassment. It spread to NGOs, media and other industries.Zhou’s accusation against Zhu Jun, a well-known TV personality, was one of the most prominent. In a series of social media posts, she described a 2014 incident when she was an intern working for him at state broadcaster CCTV.She says he tried to reach into her dress and drag her onto himself, and then forcibly kissed her. Zhou’s accusation quickly went viral.Zhu denies the allegations and is countering Zhou. He could not be reached, and his lawyer declined to comment on the case or the new legislation.Some activists and lawyers are hopeful that the movement is starting to lead to real change, starting with the mention in the civil code.”MeToo’s spread has made a huge push on this matter of law,” said Zhou, who says much more needs to be done to protect the rights of sexual-violence victims. “But this may be a process, and you can’t solve it in one leap.”More than a year and a half later, there have been no hearings in the case brought by Zhou in September 2018. Most Chinese #MeToo cases remain unresolved, activists say.Zhou filed hers under the category “personality rights” – a broad term in Chinese law that includes rights applying to one’s body and health – because sexual harassment was not recognized as a legal cause of action.”If you wanted to go bring a court case, then you had to bring a labor dispute – it was very difficult,” said a woman who brought her own #MeToo accusation against a prominent charity founder in 2018 and who works under the name Huahua for privacy and safety. She ultimately chose not to take her accusation to court.Sexual harassment remains sensitive in China. The movement, despite bursts of grassroots activity, has faced government pressure and censorship, the activists said.The State Council did not respond requests for comment about the allegations of pressure and censorship. “The civil code is a big step, but much more will need to be fleshed out,” said Darius Longarino, a senior fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. “After all, US sexual-harassment law is still developing after decades and grappling with its failures, as laid bare by #MeToo.”Still, some lawyers and activists say the civil code offers for the first time a nationally recognized enumeration of sexual harassment as a legal offence.Article 1,010 of the new code says a person may be held liable “for speech, words, images or bodily actions that have been used to carry out sexual harassment against a person’s wishes.”The development could pave the way for further changes to allow sexual-harassment victims to seek redress, six lawyers and activists interviewed by Reuters said.
October 6, 2020
Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy is cutting his final Brisbane roots. Picture: Michael KleinRUGBY league’s best coach is looking to cut ties with Brisbane, putting property he bought during an early stint with the Broncos up for sale.Twin premiership-winning and four-time Daly M coach of the year Craig Bellamy had his first taste of coaching success as assistant coach of the Brisbane Broncos in 1998 – a year that saw the team win the NRL Grand Final.The following year – when he continued as apprentice to the master coach Wayne Bennett – Bellamy and wife Wendy looked to put down roots in the Queensland capital, picking up a four bedroom home in The Gap. Probably don’t mind doing the dishes with a view like that. Great spot for entertaining.The three bathroom home that comes with double garage and a pool on a large 607sq m block, has been set to go under the hammer in three weeks’ time (1pm, Saturday May 5).Open for a half-hour inspection at 12.30pm every Saturday until the auction, it was listed as “the ultimate lifestyle property for the growing family”.Among its charms was open plan living, cathedral ceilings, polished wooden floors, multiple living zones, indoor-outdoor entertaining, rumpus room with built-in bar, and a large walk-in laundry with loads of bench and cupboard space – perfect for getting team uniforms washed no doubt. The neat family home is just 11km from the Brisbane CBD.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago Couple of chairs, a barbecue set, a few friends…The property is just 11km from the Brisbane CBD in an area that has “a plethora of parks and walking tracks” too.The Bellamys haven’t cut their links with the Sunshine State altogether though, continuing to maintain two other properties in Queensland in stunning Coolangatta. FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX
September 23, 2020
Dale Ellinghausen, of Sunman, was born on September 17, 1935 in Dearborn county, a son to Albert and Elsie Nieman Ellinghausen. He served his country in the United States Army and later became a truck driver. Dale married Arleen Richter on June 4, 1960 and together they raised five children. He was a life-time member of the Milan VFW Post #6234 and the Sunman American Legion Kenneth L. Diver Post #337. Dale enjoyed gardening, frying chicken, coon hunting, and playing cards. On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at the age of 83, he passed away at his residence surrounded by loved ones.Those surviving who will cherish Dale’s memory include his wife of over 59 years, Arleen Ellinghausen; two daughters, Dinah (Ron) Hoffmeier of Guilford and Dawn (Greg) Lewis of Sunman; two sons, Danny Ellinghausen and Dennis Ellinghausen, both of Sunman; two brothers, Albert Ellinghausen, Jr. of Ross, OH, and Harold Ellinghausen of Batesville. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Crystal Louden, Josh Hall, Nathan and Brett Hoffmeier, Zack and Parker Lewis, and Tyler and Trevor Ellinghausen, and seven great-grandchildren, Dylan, Alexis and Kaylee Louden, Levi, Ryker and Koltin Hall and Rilynn Hoffmeier. Besides his parents, Dale was also preceded in death by a daughter, Denise Hall; a brother, Delmar, and a sister, Ruth Marie Jenner.Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Sunman.Memorial donations can be directed to Sunman Rescue 20 Life Squad or to the St. Paul Methodist Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal memories please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Dale Ellinghausen.
September 23, 2020
Statewide — A new online tool is designed to collect information about Indiana wildlife that appear sick or has died without an apparent cause. Reports are added to an active database that helps DNR track wildlife health over time and detect disease outbreaks. The form can be found by clicking here.Individuals are encouraged to report fish or wildlife displaying odd behavior or signs of disease. The information gathered from this website allows biologists to monitor diseases that may be affecting fish or wildlife in the state, including epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD), avian cholera, and white-nose syndrome, among others. A biologist may contact the reporter if a sample for disease testing is needed.The DNR is especially interested in:Incidents involving the death of five or more animals.Recurring deaths of animals in the same location over a period of time.Incidents involving threatened or endangered species, regardless of the cause of death or the number of animals involved.
September 22, 2020
RelatedPosts Sexual assault: McGregor awaits physical test, video evidence Sexual assault charge: UFC superstar denies allegation, released without charge Masvidal calls for Kamaru Usman rematch UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman has called out Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal, stating that both fighters have opted against challenging him for his belt.Usman, who owns a 16-1 record, said he has been ready to defend his title since April. He had previously been expected to fight Masvidal, but the No. 2 ranked welterweight fighter has instead expressed interest in a rematch with Nate Diaz recently.Usman said if Masvidal won’t fight him, he’ll ask the UFC for a matchup against McGregor, who defeated Donald Cerrone in a welterweight bout in January.“This is what I have to say: Both [McGregor and Masvidal],” Usman said. “Both guys are champions of Twitter, talking s— on Twitter. In the history [of MMA], who has ever said no to a title shot? I’m that guy. I’m the boogeyman who these guys are saying no to a title shot against. And they better remain quiet.“Jorge Masvidal, you had an opportunity on April 18, May 9, June and now July. You want to fight Nate – a fight that wasn’t even competitive. And Conor, you said you wanted to be the king of the 170-pound division. Now you’re quiet. So you know what? Just remain quiet. I’ve given both of you a shot, and none of you have taken it.”Usman added that he would be willing to agree to keep the fight as a stand-up contest for the first two rounds of the five in order to entice McGregor. “I will sign a contract with Conor McGregor. We’ll put it in the contract: First or second round, I won’t take you down,” said Usman. “Yeah, if I want you down, there’s no ifs, ands or buts about it. But if I want to stand up with you, I will. Am I going to try to knock Conor McGregor out? Absolutely. I’m going to try to knock his head off his F-ing shoulders.”The 33-year-old Usman defeated Colby Covington in December for his first successful title defence since taking the belt from Tyron Woodley last March.Tags: Challenges’Conor McGregorJorge MasvidalKamaru UsmanTitle DefenseUFCWelterweight
September 21, 2020
Jol is under pressure following a run of four successive defeats in all competitions and the club sit in the bottom three of the Barclays Premier League. The Dutchman masterminded the recruitment of his compatriot, but there has been speculation that Meulensteen is Fulham’s manager in waiting, ready to step in should the axe fall on Jol. “You can always speculate on things. For me that is not an issue,” Jol said. “I know him well, for at least 25 years. He’s been assistant to Alex Ferguson and Gus Hiddink. He’s a very good coach. “He was not a manager before so I think his qualities are on the training ground during the week. “Maybe he has aspirations to manage, you’ll have to ask him. But if you look at his CV, he’s more of a head coach or assistant manager.” Meulensteen left Manchester United in the summer and Jol revealed it took three attempts to lure him to Fulham. “I spoke to him in the summer because I knew they wanted to change their staff at Manchester United, but he decided to go to Anzhi Makhachkala,” Jol said. “Then we had a very good discussion with him when he left Anzhi and he had to make his mind up, but I think he had an offer from Germany. Then he decided to go to Qatar. “Before he signed I texted him again and he texted back. “It was coincidence because he said he wanted to come back to England. That was very surprising and I was very satisfied with that.” Fulham boss Martin Jol denies that Rene Meulensteen’s arrival at Craven Cottage has placed his own position in jeopardy. Press Association
September 19, 2020
For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: His side’s core team is the oldest in the IPL and Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni knows fully well that they cannot be a great fielding outfit but can make it up in batting and bowling. “We are well covered in other areas. We will never be a great fielding side, but we can be a safe fielding side. We might bleed a few runs here and there, but as long as we use our experience, we’ll make it up with our batting and bowling,” Dhoni said after CSK beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets here Tuesday.”You don’t want the XI to push too hard and get injured. We haven’t done well at the death, so plenty of areas to work on. But still it is a good victory,” he added. Dhoni himself is 37-year-old, Shane Watson is 35 while Dwayne Bravo is 34. The other core members include 39-year-old Imran Tahir, 38-year-old Harbhajan Singh, 34-year-old Faf du Plessis, 33-year-olds Ambati Rayudu and Kedar Jadhav, and soon-to-be 32 Suresh Raina.Dhoni praised his bowlers for restricting Delhi Capitals to a low score. “The wicket turned more than expected in the first innings. In the second innings there was enough dew to make it slightly easier to bat on. I thought the bowlers did very well to restrict Delhi to 147,” he said. “Losing Ngidi at the start of the tournament was a big blow, because he was our quickest bowler.” Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer said, “For new batsman, the pitch was really tough. I usually don’t have trouble starting against spinners but today it was turning and holding up. Our best batter Rishabh Pant also found it tough. The wicket was slow and that’s why I decided to bat first.”We were 10-15 runs short. I wouldn’t blame the batting. We could have restricted them in the powerplay. There are a lot of games remaining and this is just the beginning,” he said.”Still a lot of positive to take from this match. We took it till the last over, so that is a plus point for the moment.”Man of the match, Shane Watson said the Kotla pitch was better than the track at home in Chennai where CSK beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in their first match. “It was a little better to bat on than in Chennai, so it was good to get a few off the middle. I had a few calf injuries, and I tried to keep myself up and running through the Big Bash,” said Watson who hit 44 off 26 balls.”Really enjoyed playing the PSL, and coming here with a bit of cricket under my belt really helps. Really good to connect with the Chennai guys again.”
September 16, 2020
Facebook Twitter Google+ The teammates took it out the night before Syracuse played at Louisiana State. From deep inside senior kicker Cole Murphy’s travel bag came a silver, six-sided figure. It was the timeless, childhood-altering Nintendo GameCube.Outside of team meetings, Murphy and his road roommate Sterling Hofrichter stayed glued to the game system all day. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Murphy whooped Hofrichter using Link, the sword-wielding character. But in Mario Kart Double Dash, Hofrichter employed Koopa and Baby Mario to zoom by Murphy. Hofrichter’s dominance behind the virtual wheel that weekend came from years of childhood training.There are no Tigers in Mario Kart, but Hofrichter still managed to act as a pace car for LSU. He placed five of his seven punts inside the 20-yard line and three within the 10. One pinned LSU so close to its own end zone that SU’s defense recorded a safety, jumpstarting a 16-0 Syracuse run nearly led to an upset of the then-No. 25 Tigers. The redshirt sophomore’s ability to flip the field is one of the Orange’s (2-3, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) best weapons.“Confidence is everything as a kicker and punter,” Hofrichter said. “You have to be confident or you’re not going to succeed. I’ve always felt good.”You wouldn’t see that confidence just from looking at Hofrichter. His voice does not project. He’s 5-foot-9. He plays video games and golfs. It takes time for him to open up to people — something he and his closest friends have admitted. But he is consistent, and that’s why head coach Dino Babers has said he can see Hofrichter punting on Sundays. Yet the expectation does not alter the Florida native’s approach. He wouldn’t say so even if they did, he said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“(Hofrichter) never talks about how good he’s doing, he never talks about how bad he’s doing,” said junior long snapper Matt Keller, Hofrichter’s roommate. “He’s just confident in his abilities and he knows he’s good at what he does.”Alexandra Moreo | Photo EditorThe quietness and kicking are what Hofrichter has always been. He started playing soccer at 4, and then football nearly five years later. Practices overlapped and he had to pick one. He picked football but doesn’t know why.“It turned out to be a really good choice,” Hofrichter said.Hofrichter wanted to contribute with more than his powerful leg. In seventh grade, that desire had him playing tight end during practice. He held a block but got hit two different ways. His foot got caught in the grass, his weight shifted all to his right leg and he broke his tibia. He wore an orange and blue cast, though at the time he didn’t know anything about Syracuse.That changed when Hofrichter moved onto Armwood (Florida) High School, a notoriously strong football school that opens Division-I doors. Hoping for a future on the gridiron, he applied as an out-of-district student. Though, he said, his parents were prepared to rent a house in-district, if they needed to.He played two seasons of junior varsity because Nick Feeley, the younger brother of former NFL kicker Jay Feeley, was the starting kicker. During practice, the two separated from the rest of the team and Feeley often made Hofrichter kick or punt into the wind. Operating in those conditions, Hofrichter said, allows you to kick in anything.Hofrichter made varsity his last two years, and Armwood went to back-to-back state finals. Opponents returned just four punts his entire junior season, said Kyle Worden, now an assistant coach at Armwood.“He showed up every single day with his hard hat on ready to work,” Worden said. “You can’t beat that kind of kid. He’s almost irreplaceable.”On the field, Hofrichter vocalized a confidence that Worden didn’t see during the psychology class he taught Hofrichter. Before the state final against Miami Central, Hofrichter approached the coaching staff with a proposition. He had been working on a new pop-up onside kick. They should open the game with it, he suggested. They did, and Hofrichter’s team recovered the football. Armwood then marched down to field to score the opening touchdown.Late in his junior season, then-Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer visited practice just to gain exposure with the program, then-Armwood head coach Sean Callahan said. Callahan told Shafer he’d be foolish not to take a look at his kicker. While the defense worked on one side of the field, Hofrichter booted 40-plus yard field goals over the offense on the other end. Shafer saw enough. He called Hofrichter the next week and offered him a scholarship. With no previous letters from SU and no other offers, Hofrichter committed.“It was crazy,” Hofrichter said. “I was like, ‘OK …’”He redshirted his first season while former Orange punter Riley Dixon finished his career. Again, Hofrichter waited. Then, his turn came. Through five games in his second year as the starting punter, Hofrichter ranks seventh in the FBS with 46.4 yards per punt. He has filled in on kicking duties, too, when Murphy struggled.“A lot of people go hot and cold, but I feel like Sterling’s not like that,” Murphy said. “He hits into a groove and he stays in there.”This past summer, Hofrichter and Keller drove 13 country-music-aided hours from Syracuse to Whitewater, Wisconsin for a specialist camp; Keller wanted to work on his long snapping and Hofrichter, his kicking. Every time Syracuse punts, the two best friends jog onto the field, and repeat the routine that’s turned Hofrichter into a potential NFL prospect.“Me and him are a lot the same,” Keller said. “That’s why I like him so much. I’m not the loudest guy either, so we expect a lot out of each other and at the end of the day we want to be perfect.” Comments Published on October 5, 2017 at 8:03 pm Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | @jtbloss
August 30, 2020
Share StumbleUpon SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020 Submit Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 League one favourites, Sunderland have announced the two year extension of their partnership with UK betting operator Coral.As part of the partnership, Coral will provide the Stadium of Light with a comprehensive match day betting service for every league and cup game throughout the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 seasons.Through its association with Sunderland, Coral aims to further strengthen its position as a leading player in the UK betting space. Sunderland fans will be able to access exclusive Coral offers and promotions throughout the season, including ‘money-can’t-buy’ experiences such as training ground visits.The partnership will also allow Sunderland supporters to claim their winnings from in-stadium match day bets in any Coral betting shop across the UK. Additionally, it will continue to give Coral a presence on Sunderland AFC’s website and social media channels to support betting activity prior to all games, as well as a package of match-day advertising and branding opportunities.Commenting on the partnership, Sunderland AFC’s managing director, Tony Davison, stated: “It is great to see a leading brand such as Coral showing their support for the club as we embark on the start of a new journey. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Coral, in what has already been a fruitful partnership for both parties.”Coral PR director, Simon Clare, added: “We are thrilled to be continuing our UK partnership with Sunderland AFC. We would like to wish everyone connected to the club, especially all its passionate and dedicated supporters, the very best of luck for the season ahead.” Related Articles GLMS calls for increased vigilance regarding betting sponsorships July 23, 2020
August 16, 2020
Baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, a native of Panama and longtime friend of Donald Trump, on Wednesday defended his support of the U.S. president after a scathing opinion piece published on induction weekend that accused the Yankees icon of having “served at the pleasure of a racist president.” “He was a friend of mine before he became president,” Rivera said on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” earlier this week. “So, because he’s president I will turn my back on him? No. I respect him. “I respect what he does, and I believe he’s doing the best for the United States of America.” Related News MLB trade rumors: Yankees will not give up top prospect for anyone less than Noah Syndergaard MLB trade rumors: ‘Chances are pretty high’ Mets move Zack Wheeler before deadline