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Jon Gosselin Urges His Kids to Speak Out Amid Abuse Allegations

first_img– Advertisement – “I think the kids need to talk,” Jon says in Us Weekly‘s exclusive sneak peek. “I mean, I’m giving them the outlet of, ‘If you want to talk to the public because you’re public [people], you have every opportunity to do these things.’”Jon Gosselin Urges His Kids to Speak Out Amid Abuse Allegations 1Jon Gosselin MediaPunch/ShutterstockEarlier this year, the Berks County Children & Youth Services in Pennsylvania began an investigation after Collin alleged that his father had caused “bodily injury to a child through recent act/failure to act: hitting/punching.” The CYS report didn’t explicitly name Jon as the abuser, but Collin addressed the incident at the time in a since-deleted Instagram post.“My dad is a liar,” the teenager wrote in September. “Yesterday he beat me up and thought nothing of it, he punched me in the face and gave me a swollen nose and I started bleeding. He then continued to kick me in the ribs after I was on the floor. He is a liar.”- Advertisement – District Attorney John Adams told Us in a statement at the time that “there was no citation or charges filed as a result of the incident,” and that they were only made aware of the one allegation.Jon Gosselin Urges His Kids to Speak Out Amid Abuse AllegationsJon Gosselin and Dr. Oz Sony Pictures TelevisionJon shares eight children with ex-wife Kate, 45, from whom he split in 2009. Collin is one of the pair’s sextuplets, along with siblings Aaden, Joel, Alexis, Hannah and Leah. The former couple also shares twin daughters, Cara and Madelyn, now 20. At the time, a rep for the DJ denied Collin’s claims — but Kate alleged that her ex-husband was a “violent and abusive person.”Following her statement, Jon told Entertainment Tonight in September that Kate was “making false accusations about things that never occurred.” Now, he thinks “an intervention” from their kids is the only way her and Kate could ever get along.- Advertisement – “I have no idea if they’ll reach out in that way,” Jon tells Dr. Oz. “I’ve let that in their court and I’m just focused on the two that are living with me because there’s so much going on with therapies and work and COVID and everything else.”The Dr. Oz Show airs on Fox weekdays at 1 p.m. ET.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! What’s their side of the story? Jon Gosselin thinks his other children should speak out amid allegations that he physically abused 16-year-old son Collin Gosselin.Gosselin, 43, discusses his recent drama with Collin and ex-wife Kate Gosselin during an emotional appearance on The Dr. Oz Show, airing Tuesday, November 10. During the episode, the Jon & Kate Plus 8 alum opens up about whether he feels his family will ever truly heal.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Letters to the Editor

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionOppose tax bill that will hurt nonprofitsNon-profit organizations — including charities, colleges and universities, hospitals and religious institutions — are enormously important to the economic health of our area.It’s important that we call on our congressional representatives to repeal the Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) of 21 percent on parking and transportation fringe benefits provided by tax-exempt entities. This was included in the tax reform act last year. Housing project costs are very highRe Dec. 8 article, “Hamilton Hill housing gets $3.3 million boost,” $40 million toward a second phase. Most of these organizations are subject to this tax, particularly those that provide parking predominantly for their employees. Employers who do not provide their employees with cash subsidies for parking or transit benefits will still have to estimate and assess tax on the cost of maintaining employee parking spaces if most of the spots are used by employees. Incredibly, even employers who do not pay for these amenities, but ask their employees to pay their own costs on a pre-tax basis, are taxed as well.The result is that already-overstretched, non-profit budgets must be stretched further to pay this federal tax. This needlessly burdens the public service missions of many worthy organizations. The alternative many face is to take the benefit away from their employees.Please join me in asking U.S. Reps. Paul Tonko and Elise Stefanik, and U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer to support efforts to repeal this tax and to correct this unfair and burdensome situation. Let’s enable these worthy organizations to focus their resources on their missions; performing some of the most essential work of our region and our society. Keith KaplanSaratoga Springs The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has only approved one marijuana drug. Does anyone care about the long-term effect on humans?Veterinarians are concerned on the harmful effects on animals. Do we have the same concern for humans? There is a nationwide crisis with teenagers vaping. What happens when you add marijuana to the mix?We spend millions a year on ads on the harmful effects of smoking and drug addictions on one’s health. Will we spend more to counter the impact of marijuana?The state Comptroller’s Office estimates a $3.1 billion market for recreational marijuana that could conservatively yield annual tax revenues of as much as $1.3 billion. I believe our annual state budget is about $168 billion. The increase in revenue from marijuana would be less than 1 percent of the total. That’s just a rounding error for the state, and it’s wasteful spending.Finally how many deaths will be caused by increased DUI’s and other circumstances due to marijuana? I wouldn’t want to be one of our legislators who vote for legalization and have those deaths on my conscience.Jim VincentNiskayuna center_img Consider negatives of legalizing potThere have recently been a number of articles on recreational marijuana. It appears the focus is on the new revenue the state will receive. Consider the following:Many doctors have indicated marijuana is a gateway drug. Are we adding to the state’s addiction problem?The American Medical Association has not given its overall approval for medical marijuana, let alone recreational marijuana.   The numbers I pulled out were: 58 units at $22 million, or approximately $379,000 per unit; 85 units at $40 million, or approximately $482,000 per unit. I think those numbers are astounding.I certainly understand the need. What I can’t understand is the cost. It seems to me that when the government or tax money is involved in construction projects, money is no concern. It’s a concern to me, since I live in the highest-taxed state in the union.How about we rehab some of the foreclosed properties? Let’s assume the average single-family home in the city is $125,000 —that’s about three or four houses versus one unit in this project.See? The numbers don’t click.As I said, I understand the need, but you have to understand it has to be paid out of our pocket (the taxpayers).There ain’t no free lunch.Charles “Bill” HansenRotterdam JunctionMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccinelast_img read more

Sumner County Family Practice will be doing physicals

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Sumner County Family Practice Clinic at 507 E. 16th St. Suite 1 will be doing school and sport physicals again this year. Parents are urged to set an appointment as soon as possible, as times are filling up quickly. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Sign up Now for South Sound Root 3×3 Basketball Tournament Fundraiser

first_imgFacebook24Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Sound Roots AcademySouth Sound Roots Academy, a new nonprofit in Thurston County, is hosting a 3-on-3 tournament at South Puget Sound Community College January 20-21. It is a fundraiser for South Sound Roots and will help achieve one of their core missions: to make elite-level youth sports training accessible to all. The proceeds will fund scholarships to provide basketball training for local youth in need.Some of the South Sound Roots Coaches playing in Hoopfest this year. Photo courtesy: South Sound RootsThe traditional 3-on-3 format differs distinctly from 5-on-5, it’s half court and typically slower paced. But this is not the same 3-on-3 you play on the playground or at the club—it’s played in fast forward. There is new buzz around the new 3-on-3 format, called FIBA 3X3, especially now that it is a sanctioned Olympic Sport, with its first medals to be awarded at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.A few of the notable rules:Game is played to 21 points (shots behind the arc are worth 2 points; all others are worth 1 point)12 second shot clockAfter a made basket, there is no “check ball”—just grab it and keep playingUSA Basketball is still looking for Team USA 3X3 for Tokyo, and the winner of this tournament will qualify for the national final in Colorado for a chance to become Team USA 3X3.Even if high level competition for a Team USA spot isn’t realistic for you, South Sound Roots still welcomes and encourages the casual player to form a team with friends for a day of fun and exercise in support of a good, local cause (while staying out of the rain—it’s indoors!).Lots of south sound teams travel across the state for Hoopfest, but the Roots 3×3 is here in Olympia…and indoors! Photo courtesy: South Sound RootsEarly bird registration is $60 and expires this Wednesday, January 10. Teams that register after January 10 will pay a $120 entry fee, with registration closing on Wednesday, January 17. You can find more information about the tournament here and register your team here. Registrations is If you or your business are interested in sponsoring a team or the event ($60), please email info@southsoundroots.org.South Sound Roots is also embracing the growth of 3-on-3 by hosting weekly games for youth basketball players. All local elementary school players are invited to participate in free training with Roots coaches on Sundays afternoons for 45 minutes, followed by 45 minutes of 3 on 3 semi-competitive play. Click here to register your child.last_img read more

Grazing tips for dry pastures

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, many areas are experiencing abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions — and the impact on crops is obvious.One farmer last week told me he had to drive around a lot in his fields to make round bales. All crops are showing signs of stress, including pasture grasses and forages, but the weeds seem to be growing well through these dry conditions.What can a manager do given the current situation?Basic pasture management principles are as important, if not more so, during periods of dry weather. Maintaining good fertility and soil pH can help grazing plants survive drought conditions. Soils that have adequate fertility and are at the ideal pH will go a long way in helping plants maintain a healthy root system, which is important for capturing nutrients, minimizing soil loss, and photosynthesis.If you decide to apply nitrogen fertilizer, use a form that will not volatilize if rainfall doesn’t occur shortly following application. Nitrogen fertilizer can benefit plants even if rainfall doesn’t occur for several weeks. But be cautious when using nitrogen fertilizer during drought conditions as this practice can potentially lead to nitrate poisoning.Also, don’t overgraze your pastures. It’s critical that plants be grazed to the proper stubble height and be allowed to rest until they reach the proper grazing height. Plants should be between six and eight inches tall when grazed. This is necessary to maintain plant health and diversity in a pasture. The “take half, leave half” rule applies at all times when grazing — especially during times of drought.One of the worst things to do during a drought is to open up the gates and let livestock graze wherever and whenever they choose. Doing so prevents photosynthesis to occur and may cause long-term damage to the plants.If you have large grazing paddocks, it may be helpful to subdivide them to improve forage utilization and increase the rest period. Look for other areas that are not normally grazed, such as hay that is short, but adequate for grazing, crop residue, or farm roads that are normally mowed.Reduce the number of cows grazing. By drying off cows, the forage demand is reduced. The grazing can also be reduced by limiting the time spent grazing by keeping them in an area when they are not grazing.Closely monitor body condition of cows during drought conditions. When finishing animals on pasture, give them first choice on the best pasture and after moving them to a new pasture, let the dry animals clean up after them.Feed hay or grain in an area that will benefit from the extra nutrients provided by these feeds. Another option is to cross fence the pastures and start feeding the hay or grain on pasture to extend the grazing and spread the nutrients over more acres.If you are experiencing drought like conditions and pasture growth is minimal, consider the options to help maintain the stand and have it in a more favorable condition when rainfall resumes.last_img read more

German national beaten by railway contractor in Uttar Pradesh

first_imgA German national was allegedly beaten by a railway contractor at the Robertsganj railway station in the district, police said on SundayThe incident comes days after a Swiss couple were attacked near the railway station at Agra’s Fatehpur Sikri.Holger Ereek was allegedly beaten by railway contractor Aman Kumar on Saturday after which the station master informed the police. Circle officer Vivekanand Tiwari said that the accused has been arrested.However, the railway contractor alleged that when he greeted Ereek by saying “welcome to India”, he hit him. The victim refused to talk to the media.Not the first incidentOn October 22, the Swiss couple from Lausanne in Switzerland, Quentin Jeremy Clerc (24) and his girlfriend Marie Droz (24), was chased and attacked with stones and sticks by a group of five youths in Fatehpur Sikri, triggering widespread outrage.The couple was quoted as saying in a media report that they were strolling near the station at Fatehpur Sikri after a day in Agra when a group of youths started following them and later attacked.The couple said as they lay on the ground bloodied and bruised, bystanders began taking videos of them on their mobile phones, the report said. All the accused were arrested and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had sought a report from the UP government on the attack.Union Minister of State for Tourism K.J Alphons had written to State Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saying the incident could have a negative impact on the image of the country.UP Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh had issued a list of guidelines, including deployment of policemen in plain clothes, more patrolling and installation of CCTV cameras, to prevent such incidents.The couple were also offered a free stay in 5-star hotel in the national capital as a “token of concern” by Mr. Alphons.last_img read more

PSL imposes 1-year ban, P50,000 fine on Soltones after playing in PVL All-Star Game

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next WATCH: Alyssa Valdez feels the love from Filipinos in Taiwan “The Philippine Superliga strictly enforces the One League Policy prohibiting its players from playing and/or participating in other tournaments during the one-year playing commitment with the PSL. The act of Ms. Soltones in playing/participating in the PVL All-Stars is a clear violation of our existing policy,” wrote PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara in a letter to Iriga mayor Madeleine Alfelor.Soltones only suited up for one game for the Lady Oragons, playing in their opening day assignment against Sta. Lucia.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 shutoutWith the decision, Soltones will be barred from playing in the PSL until November 5 next year.The former San Sebastian open spiker is the third player to violate the league’s One League Policy since its enforcement in 2016 following Pau Soriano and Lillet Mabbayad, who both played for Bureau of Customs in the Shakey’s V-League after their campaign with Standard Insurance-Navy in the PSL All-Filipino Cup. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Grethcel Soltones. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGrethcel Soltones was on the receiving end of a one-year ban and a P50,000 fine after violating the Philippine Superliga’s One League Policy.The league handed down the decision on Monday as the three-time NCAA Most Valuable Player, who has a live contract with Iriga in the ongoing PSL Grand Prix, competed in the Premier Volleyball League’s All-Star Game last October 29.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

4 days agoFIGC president Gravina has message for Totti – and Juventus pair

first_imgFIGC president Gravina has message for Totti – and Juventus pairby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFIGC president Gabriele Gravina has sent a message to Roma icon Francesco Totti.The Italian great is currently out of football since quitting a desk job with the Giallorossi at the end of last season.Gravina told Le Repubblica: “Totti? I spoke with him three times. My intention is to include him in the training of young people. “But he must study to be a director.”Gravina also stated two Juventus players were in his plans.He added: “I heard from (Gigi) Buffon, I see him as a great coach in the future. And then I think of (Giorgio) Chiellini.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

MP Says SLB Funds Should Be Directed To Critical Areas of Study

first_imgBy Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter Member of Parliament for North West St. Ann, Dr. Dayton Campbell, is recommending that adjustments be made to the Student Loan Bureau (SLB) to focus on areas of study that are critical to nation development.“I believe the SLB should first concern itself with making loans available to persons pursuing tertiary studies in areas…such as Mathematics, Pharmacy, Engineering, the Sciences,” he stated.Dr. Campbell was opening the debate on a private members motion on funding for tertiary education, on June 11 in the House of Representatives.He stated that new programmes should be assessed for relevance, in terms of whether they “respond to labour market needs, foster innovation or serve community aspirations, before approval”.Dr. Campbell said that while he is not suggesting that persons pursuing degrees that are “oversubscribed” or those with “a low employment potential” should be denied tertiary education, the SLB’s limited resources should be directed to those areas which are of strategic importance to the country, and at lower interest rates.These rates, he noted further, “should be inversely proportionate to the need of the area for national development thus the higher the need the lower the interest rate”.According to Dr. Campbell, the country is in need of Mathematics and Science teachers and in order to increase enrolment in these areas, students should get incentives to pursue these subjects at the tertiary level.“I want to take it a step further and propose that no income tax be collected for the first three years of employment for Mathematics and Science teachers, who needed state financing to complete their studies. This portion would instead go straight to the Bureau as a part of their repayment,” Dr. Campbell said.He also proposed the establishment of an income-contingency repayment plan, which would base the monthly loan repayments on the salaries of borrowers. He noted that such a loansystem addresses risk and uncertainty faced by individuals by providing insurance against inability to repay and improves progressiveness by providing a lower public subsidy for graduates that obtain higher private returns.Demand for student loans has increased over the last six years, moving from 6,600 persons in 2007 to 16,600 in 2012, and is projected to swell to over 20,000 persons for the upcoming academic year.The growth in demand, coupled with the annual increase in tuition costs, has significantly increased the pressure on the limited resources of the SLB to provide loans, which is estimated to reach $20 billion in the 2015/16 financial year.For the 2013/14 academic year, approximately $4.9 billion is required to fully cover the projected demand, which will be financed by the Education Tax and loan inflows from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).On March 19, the House of Representatives approved a Government guarantee of a US$20 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to the SLB.last_img read more