powerofforever/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Army has made a major change in policy to allow women an easier path back after giving birth.The Army will now give active duty or reserve soldiers who have just given birth 365 days to meet body fat requirements. Postpartum soldiers previously had 180 days to meet the body fat standards of the Army Body Composition Program, which dictates the physical requirements for all active Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve soldiers.“I encourage all leaders to proactively provide education and resources to these Soldiers to help them regain their individual readiness,” Michael A. Grinston, sergeant major of the Army, said in a statement Friday, when the announcement was made.Grinston also tweeted about the decision, calling it “common sense.”“This is a common sense decision to help ensure our mothers have time to recover and build back their personal readiness,” he wrote.Postpartum is defined as the time period after a woman gives birth. It is often called the “fourth trimester” of a woman’s pregnancy.In addition to the physical recovery and possible complications from giving birth, women in the fourth trimester are also dealing with changing hormones. That time is also when a woman is learning to care for and feed her newborn.The extended timeline for physical requirements is the second policy change for postpartum soldiers made this year.In January, the Army announced that women who are breastfeeding or pumping will have the option to wear an undershirt.The Army also announced at the time that women may wear nail polish, lipstick and earrings as well as their hair in more natural hairstyles thanks to what the Army called “major revisions” to its regulations.Women currently make up around 15% of the Army.“We are continuously assessing our policies to identify areas for improvement, then implementing policies that demonstrate our commitment to ensuring all Soldiers feel as though they are valued members of the Army team,” Lt. Gen. Gary Brito, Army deputy chief of staff for personnel, said in a statement in January announcing the changes. “We know that actions speak louder than words when it comes to inclusivity and equity within our ranks, and we believe that the changes we announced today are one example of policies that put our people first.” Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
We brought you a comprehensive match by match report, now we bring you the stats and figures from matchday 8.130 goals have been scored. Inter Allies still have the most goals with 12 while Hasaacas have conceded 17.Latif Blessing is the leading scorer in the league after his brace propelled Liberty to a 3-1 win over Chelsea. Blessing has 7 goals now, 2 clear of rival Samuel Tetteh. The second hat-trick of the season was recorded in this matchday with Aduana’s Yahaya Mohammed bagging it. His three goals helped Aduana whitewash Hasaacas 4-0.No team is unbeaten in the league anymore after Wa All Stars lost their record with a 2-1 loss away to Bechem United.Asante Kotoko ended their away hoodoo by scoring their first goal away from home and picking their first points by beating Dreams 1-0. Hearts continue to have a better away record than a home record after only picking up a point against WAFA. The Phobians have picked up 8 points on the road and 7 at home.Liberty maintained their perfect home record with a 3-1 victory over Berekum Chelsea. The Dansoman side have accounted for Inter Allies, Techiman City, Ashantigold and Chelsea at the Carl Reindolf Park. –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag
Those are the AP’s findings after reporters sought disciplinary records in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The result is an unprecedented national look at the scope of sex offenses by educators — by of breach of trust.The 7-month investigation found 2,570 educators whose teaching credentials were revoked, denied, voluntarily surrendered or limited from 2001 through 2005 following allegations of sexual misconduct.Young people were the victims in at least 1,801 of the cases, and more than 80 percent of those were students. More than half the educators who were punished by their states also were convicted of crimes related to the misconduct.The findings draw obvious comparisons to sex abuse scandals in other institutions, among them the Roman Catholic Church. A review by America’s Catholic bishops found that about 4,400 of 110,000 priests were accused of molesting minors from 1950 through 2002.Beyond the horror of individual crimes, the larger shame is the institutions that govern education have only sporadically addressed a problem that’s been apparent for years.“From my own experience — this could get me in trouble — I think every single school district in the nation has at least one perpetrator. At least one,” says Mary Jo McGrath, a Santa Barbara lawyer who has spent 30 years investigating misconduct in schools. “It doesn’t matter if it’s urban or rural or suburban.”Throughout the Southland there have been several examples of teachers who have continued to teach after being arrested for underage sex offenses, or who have not had their credentials immediately suspended.Eric Olsen, 29, a former substitute teacher in the Ontario-Montclair school district, was convicted of lewd acts with a minor after his June 2006 arrest.He said in a jailhouse interview that he allowed little girls to sit on his lap, and became sexually aroused.Olsen told police that he was banned from Central School District in Rancho Cucamonga in December and San Bernardino City Unified School District in April 2005 for similar actions.In the Central School District in Rancho Cucamonga, officials reported similar allegations about Olsen to the children’s services in December 2005, but the Sheriff’s Department said it has no record of the incident.Jelani Kimble, a substitute teacher from West Covina, was also arrested in June 2006, and later convicted of oral copulation with a 17-year-old girl from the class he was teaching at Northview High School.Although Kimble was convicted in August 2006, he did not have his teacher’s credentials suspended until November, and not revoked until February of this year, according to state documents.A teacher at Bonita High School, Walter Edward Babst, continued teaching for a week after being caught in January 2006 in a sex sting on camera for a “Dateline NBC” program in Riverside County.Babst’s defense lawyer and several local citizens who had seen ads for the TV program that showed Babst’s face called Bonita Unified School District and told them about him before Riverside County authorities got around to calling.Activist Terri Miller from the Las Vegas-based Stop Education Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, and Exploitation Organization calls the movement of a sexual offender from one school district to another without being flagged as an offender “passing the trash.”“We need laws that will aggressively hold accountable people who enable sex offenders by not reporting information on them to law enforcement,” Miller said.She noted that the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing state agency is very active in suspending teacher’s credentials when they get information from local school districts and law agencies.“The problem is often that local agencies just don’t make sure they tell the state,” Miller said.Like Olsen’s, the cases that the AP found were those of everyday educators — teachers, school psychologists, principals and superintendents among them. They’re often popular and recognized for excellence and, in nearly nine out of 10 cases, they’re male.While some were accused of abusing students in school, others were cited for sexual misconduct after hours that didn’t necessarily involve a kid from their classes.The overwhelming majority of cases involved public school teachers, since many private schools don’t require a teaching license.Two major teachers’ unions, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, each denounced sex abuse while emphasizing the need to consider educators’ rights.Kathy Buzad of the AFT said that “if there’s one incident of sexual misconduct between a teacher and a student that’s one too many.”In practice, the AP found less vigilance.The AP discovered efforts to stop individual offenders but, overall, a deeply entrenched resistance toward recognizing and fighting abuse. It starts in school hallways, where fellow teachers look away or feel powerless to help. School administrators make behind-the-scenes deals to avoid lawsuits and other trouble. And in state capitals and Congress, lawmakers shy from tough state punishments or any cohesive national policy for fear of disparaging a vital profession.Abuse also is treated with misplaced fascination in American culture.“It’s dealt with in a salacious manner with late-night comedians saying, ‘What 14-year-old boy wouldn’t want to have sex with his teacher?’ It trivializes the whole issue,” says Robert Shoop, a professor of educational administration at Kansas State University who wrote a book to help school districts deal with sexual misconduct.“In other cases, it’s reported as if this is some deviant who crawled into the school district — ‘and now that they’re gone, everything’s OK.’ But it’s much more prevalent than people would think.”He and others who track the problem reiterated one point repeatedly during the AP investigation: Very few abusers get caught.They point to academic studies estimating that only about one in 10 victimized children report sexual abuse of any kind to someone who can do something about it. When it is reported, teachers, administrators and some parents frequently don’t — or won’t — recognize the signs that a crime is taking place.“They can’t see what’s in front of their face. Not unlike a kid in an alcoholic family, who’ll say, ‘My family is great,’” says McGrath, the California lawyer and investigator who now trains school systems how to recognize what she calls the “red flags” of misconduct.In Arcadia, in 2003, some those “red flags” may have been apparent.During a molestation trial for onetime Arcadia High School English teacher Phillip Sutliff, now 35, of Azusa, a onetime cheerleading coordinator at a local park told how she was seduced by Sutliff in 1993.At the time, Sutliff worked at a nearby recreation center.Earlier this year Sutliff had his California teaching credential suspended, but not revoked, after being convicted of 17 counts of sexual misconduct with a child under the age of 18.Investigators said Sutliff, who will be heading to state prison shortly after his Oct. 26 sentencing, had an inappropriate, sexual relationship with a former student for 2 ½ years, beginning when she was 16.But Sutliff’s single-subject teaching credential — issued on Aug. 22, 2003 and set to expire Sept. 1, 2008 — remains on hold.A young woman who testified against him said that in 1993 — when she was 16 and he was 21 — they had a brief, consensual fling. The pair worked at Live Oak Park in Temple City.“It shocks me that people don’t understand the severity of sexual abuse when it’s consensual,” said Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Phil Wojdak, who prosecuted Sutliff’s case. “The victims’ ability to have healthy relationships with men is taken away from them for years.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Students in America’s schools are groped. They’re raped. They’re pursued, seduced and think they’re in love.An Associated Press investigation found more than 2,500 cases over five years in which educators were punished for actions from bizarre to sadistic.There are 3 million public school teachers nationwide, most devoted to their work. Yet the number of abusive educators, nearly three for every school day, speaks to a much larger problem in a system that is stacked against victims.Most of the abuse never gets reported. Those cases reported often end with no action. Cases investigated sometimes can’t be proven, and many abusers have several victims.And no one — not the schools, not the courts, not the state or federal governments — has found a surefire way to keep molesting teachers out of classrooms. A teacher at Bonita High School continued teaching for a week after being caught in January of 2006 in a sex sting in Riverside County.A substitute teacher at Northview High School retained a full teaching credential for three months after he was convicted of molesting a 17-year-old he taught at the school.Another teacher, who explained how he let young girls sit on his lap to gratify himself, taught in two nearby school districts before he was jailed.These are only a few instances of a widespread problem in American schools: Sexual misconduct by the very teachers who are supposed to be nurturing the nation’s children.
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#biz#tips Related Posts The month of April begins tomorrow and for businesses and individuals in the United States, that means there’s only two more weeks until the deadline for filing your federal tax returns. As the deadline approaches, a growing number of businesses are turning to the Web to not only do their filing, but also to find accountants. The demand for online accountants has risen by 90% over last year, according to data released by oDesk, the job outsourcing site. At the same time, the number of tax preparation and accounting professionals offering their services online has jumped by 76% since last year. The fact that more startups and small businesses are embracing Web-based tax preparation tools and professionals is not a huge shock considering the rapid proliferation of financial apps and dashboards out there. For invoicing, we have Freshbooks, Harvest and Billing Boss. For accounting, there’s Outright, QuickBooks Online and Less Accounting. Then there’s Mint.com-style financial dashboards for SMBs like and 60mo. Given the growing popularity of tools like this, it’s not surprising that businesses are becoming more and more accustomed to turning to the Web for financial-related needs like tax preparation. “By providing their services online, especially during tax time, finance professionals are filling a huge need for individuals and SMBs, while expanding their customer base beyond the local market,” oDesk CEO Gary Swart said in a press release. “Finances are a personal matter, so being able to work 1:1 with an accountant and having transparency throughout the process is key for successful remote work in the financial field.”Photo courtesy of Flickr user John-Morgan john paul titlow 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting
Keys to Victory: Lyceum-San Beda Finals series Read Next Macaraya, though, is keeping his optimism going forward knowing that everyone from this core will return next year.“Hopefully, everybody is healthy next year. We will continue the hard work and standard that we all agreed on. I know that we will have a bright future next year,” he said.Aside from Calisaan and David, also back in the fold next season will be guards Ryan Costelo, RK Ilagan, and Renzo Navarro, as well as swingman Allyn Bulanadi.Macaraya also expressed his elation with the outpour of support for his team.“We’re very happy that the San Sebastian community again is united and very supportive. That’s one of our goals and visions: to bring back the glory days of Baste and we’re one step in achieving it,” he said. “Hopefully, next year we can do better.”ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games The Golden Stags made it to the Final Four for the first time since Season 89 in 2013, marking its return in the post-season after the “Pinatubo Trio” era.However, that run was cut short after San Sebastian lost to San Beda, 71-76, on Tuesday in the final level of the stepladder semis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBehind the heroics of Michael Calisaan and Jayson David, the Golden Stags did everything they could to extend their season.Unfortunately, the odds just caught on San Sebastian, with the Red Lions making a living from the charity stripe as they shot 25-of-36 to the Golden Stags’ 3-of-6. LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. RK Ilagan weeps as San Sebastian bowed out of NCAA Season 93. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter San Sebastian bowed out of the Finals race, Stags coach Egay Macaraya is sticking to the positives in his team’s performance this past NCAA Season 93.“We have our heads up. We have nothing to be ashamed of because we did our best. It just so happened that we fell short,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT
Dalian Yifang attacker Carrasco in contact with Arsenalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium winger Yannick Carrasco has emerged as a target for Arsenal.Sky Italia says the 25-year-old left Atletico Madrid to join Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang in February last year.Arsenal have made initial contact with the Belgian international, who has given his ‘approval’ to the move.Carrasco is said to be open to moving to the Premier League with the Gunners now favourites for his signature.Milan had been keen on Carrasco and the player even liked a social media post about a potential move to the San Siro.But there are doubts over whether Milan would be able to afford the deal, with Carrasco currently pocketing around £170,000-a-week in China. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Grant Hill DukeKentucky is the college basketball program that gets most of the love these days for producing NBA talent, but Duke has been pretty great at it, too. Since Mike Krzyzewski took over the Blue Devils’ program in 1980, he’s had 51 players get selected in the NBA Draft. Thursday night, he’ll add to that number, as Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones are all projected to get picked in the first round, with Quinn Cook a potential second-round pick. In anticipation of the draft, Duke has released a cool video celebrating all of Coach K’s NBA players.