More than 12,000 Boy Scout members were victims of sexual abuse, expert says

first_imgAmyKerk/iStock(NEW YORK) — An expert who has been working with the Boy Scouts revealed that there may have been as many as 7,819 sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers in the storied organization, according to newly released court documents.More than 7,800 individuals allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to the court testimony.These figures were released Tuesday by attorney Jeff Anderson, whose firm regularly represents victims of sexual abuse and has been involved in numerous clerical sexual abuse cases.The new testimony was entered into the court record as part of a January trial about child sex abuse at a Minnesota children’s theater company.One of the expert witnesses who testified was Dr. Janet Warren, who is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia’s medical school.Warren testified that she has been “on private contract” with the Boy Scouts of America for the past five years, evaluating its handling of sexual abuse within the organization from 1944 through 2016.Warren testified that she and her team worked with the group’s ineligible volunteer files, which have sometimes been referred to as perversion files.In her January court appearance, Warren said that she and her team have coded through all of those files, determining that there were “7,819 perpetrators who they believe were involved in sexually abusing a child.”“From reviewing all these files, we identified 12,254 victims,” Warren said.Anderson publicly released those numbers at a news conference in New York Tuesday, saying 130 of those perpetrators are in New York and could face legal repercussions. In August, the state’s Child Victims Act, passed earlier this year, will allow a one-year period for any and all claims of sexual abuse from any time period to be brought forth in spite of existing statutes of limitations.“The disclosure made by Dr. Janet Warren really sounded the alarm to us,” Anderson said.The Boy Scouts of America released a statement after the disclosure, expressing sympathy for the victims and noting the work the organization has done to protect children.“We care deeply about all victims of child abuse and sincerely apologize to anyone who was harmed during their time in Scouting. We believe victims, we support them, and we have paid for unlimited counseling by a provider of their choice,” the organization said in a statement to ABC News. “Nothing is more important than the safety and protection of children in Scouting and we are outraged that there have been times when individuals took advantage of our programs to abuse innocent children.”The organization confirmed it has maintained the Volunteer Screening Database since the 1920s and “at no time have we ever knowingly allowed a perpetrator to work with youth, and we mandate that all leaders, volunteers and staff members nationwide immediately report any abuse allegation to law enforcement.”In the statement, officials also confirmed that Warren has worked with the Boy Scouts of America since 2013 to conduct ongoing research about the database and provide recommendations for improvement.The existence of the abuse database is not new but the scope of the abuse is. In 2012, more than 14,000 pages of documents relating to abuse by 1,247 scout leaders was released in connection to a case in Oregon. That same year, The Los Angeles Times created a database detailing about 5,000 men and a small number of women tied to the Boy Scouts who were expelled in connection to sexual abuse.Warren’s number shows a significant jump in that number and Anderson is calling for the Boy Scouts of America to make the list public.“This is information that the Boy Scouts has and has had for several years… [and is still] keeping secret today,” Anderson said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Dry season causes clean water shortage in East Nusa Tenggara

first_imgShe said the long dry season had started to severely affect daily life and that she hoped the rainy season would commence in September.In response, Sikka Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) head M. Daeng Bakir said the government had distributed clean water to affected residents to overcome the crisis in the region.“Clean water has been distributed through water reservoir tanks near residents’ houses. They can use the clean water flowing through the installed faucet,” he said.He further said that the government would soon issue a statement declaring the situation a disaster to be properly addressed.He also urged village and district officials to report water shortages to help the government map and prepare mitigation plans. (trn)Topics : People living in Sikka regency, East Nusa Tenggara are experiencing a clean water shortage as groundwater rapidly depletes due to a long dry season in the region and some parts of the country.A 5,000 liter water tank in Hewuli subdistrict, West Alok district, Sikka regency is now priced at Rp 150,000 (US$ 10).“If we don’t buy it, we can’t cook or drink. The water we bought is for our daily necessities,” said local Theresia Toji as quoted by kompas.com on Sunday. last_img read more

Bargain buys: Where you can bag a home for a big discount

first_img8. 33-47 Bow St Waterford $670,000 $539,000 $131,000 This house at 11 Glenfield St, West End, is being sold as a deceased estate.In the same suburb and in arguably one of Brisbane’s best streets, a six-bedroom house has had its price reduced at 46 Whynot Street.The home, which is in the highly sought-after Brisbane State High School catchment, is on the market for $1.75 million, after having previously been advertised for offers over $1.895 million.On Brisbane’s bayside, five remaining apartments in a new development with stunning ocean views in Wynnum are set to be sold at a clearance auction in June.The architecturally designed, two and three bedroom apartments at 32 Glenora Street offer views of Moreton Bay and access to a private pool and entertaining courtyard. 7. 603/99 Marine Pde Redcliffe $1.15m $1m $150,000 2. 2 Triton St Tangalooma $850,000 $650,000 $200,000 This house at 183 Hale St, Petrie Terrace, is for sale at a reduced price. (Source: SQM Research) 3. 11/100 Macquarie St St Lucia $1.55m $1.350,000 $200,000 This townhouse at 2/7 Bradley Ave, Kedron, has its price reduced.Marketing agent Alex Rutherford of Place – said the property had been on the market for six weeks, but would have sold within two weeks this time last year.“We’re scratching our heads — it’s such a great opportunity for someone,” Ms Rutherford said.“I think it’s a lot to do with the uncertainty of the election, which is causing people not to transact, even though they’re liking properties.”Ms Rutherford said it was the perfect time for buyers to pounce because there was more choice and vendors were more flexible.“End of financial year is looming and if buyers have their finance in order and are ready to settle earlier, they may get a reasonable discount,” she said.“What will happen I think after the election is that there will be a lot more buyers in the market and properties will be snapped up quickly and people will miss out on the opportunities they have now.”A four-bedroom character home, just minutes from the CBD in Petrie Terrace, has had its price reduced for quick sale. MORE: ‘Worst house I’ve ever seen’ 6. 38 High St Toowong $599,995 $449,995 $150,000 This apartment at 603/99 Marine Pde, Redcliffe, has had its price reduced by $150,000.Death, divorce and desperate vendors are some of the reasons for the number of discounted listings, according to SQM Research, with about 24,000 of the 330,000 properties on the market nationally classified as ‘distressed’.SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said that despite the uncertainty in the market, it was a good time for would-be buyers to do their homework and see what value was on offer.“It is a good time to research the market, to do the property inspections and look at what’s happening on the ground in terms of listings and sales to get a good sense of where the market is locally, which will help when it comes decision time to buy,” Mr Christopher said.“There are risks and there are opportunities.” This house at 66 Delaney Circuit, Carindale, is being sold as ‘mortgagee in possession’. This house at 66 Delaney Circuit, Carindale, is being sold as ‘mortgagee in possession’.A deceased estate on the riverfront in West End has hit the market without a price guide.The two storey home on 702 sqm at 11 Glenfield Street has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a pool and incredible views across the Brisbane River. This apartment at 32 Glenora St, Wynnum, is one of five that will be offered at a clearance auction next month. 9. 2/24 Wilton Tce Yeronga $785,000 $665,000 $120,000 The view from an apartment at 38 High St, Toowong, which has had its price slashed.Most would-be property buyers have heard of the typical private treaty sale or auction, but there is also the clearance auction, the deceased estate sale, the court order sale and the mortgagee possession.And buyers don’t have to settle for a hovel — many of the homes that have been heavily discounted in Brisbane right now are in perfect condition and in sought-after locations.The properties range from an inner-city character cottage to a six-bedroom stunner.According to property researcher, CoreLogic, just over 67 per cent of homes in Queensland sold at a discount to their original listed price over the past three months.And CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said that number was likely to increase, which is good news for buyers. “With the national housing market continuing to see value declines, it is expected that over the coming period relatively few properties will be selling at a price above the original list price,” Mr Kusher said. 10. 105 Victoria Ave Margate $648,000 $539,000 $109,000 4. 35 Queen St Goodna $2.499m $2.3m $199,000 This apartment at 32 Glenora St, Wynnum, is one of five that will be offered at a clearance auction next month.On the northside, a four-bedroom house has sold prior to auction after being advertised as “under court instruction to sell”.The property on 675 sqm at 20 Violet St, Everton Hills, was due to go under the hammer today, offering the buyer the chance to renovate or detonate. Michelle Dodds and her daughter, Olivia, in the Kedron townhouse she is selling at a reduced price. Picture: AAP/David Clark.HOME hunters searching for a bargain could save hundreds of thousands of dollars if they widen their search for a property beyond the traditional means — but they have to act fast.Uncertainty around the federal election and a tight lending environment have prompted vendors to slash asking prices, and industry experts say now is the time to negotiate a better deal.Data provided exclusively to The Courier-Mail by independent property analyst SQM Research has revealed the 10 properties in southeast Queensland currently for sale with the biggest reductions to their original listed prices, revealing savings of up to $200,000. 5. Lot 15 Briscoe Rd Dayboro $1.155m $990,000 $165,000 This house at 20 Violet St, Everton Hills, has sold prior to auction after being advertised as “under court instruction to sell”.10 MOST DISCOUNTED HOMES ON THE MARKET Address Suburb First Price Current Price Discount1. 2 Limmen St Pimpama $850,000 $650,000 $200,000 Inside the house at 183 Hale St, Petrie Terrace.The property at 183 Hale Street is now available for $770,000 negotiable.Marketing agent Nicholas Hall of Ray White – Paddington said its position near the Inner City Bypass was putting some potential homeowners off, but it would be perfect for an investor.“It got a good yield return, good capital growth and its proximity to everything is fantastic,” Mr Hall said. A five-bedroom house in popular Tarragindi is advertised as “court order … must be sold”.The immaculate, two-level home on an elevated, 637 sqm landscaped block is on the market for $920,000 negotiable — down from $950,000 in February, and $1.1 million prior to that. This house at 11 Glenfield St, West End, is being sold as a deceased estate. This property at 28 Andrew Ave, Tarragindi, is on sale for $920,000.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoAn impressive family home in Carindale is being sold as ‘Mortgagee in possession’ for $1.2 million.The house at 66 Delaney Circuit is on a large 768 sqm block and has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a pool. Brisbane couple Michelle and Geoff Dodds are selling their three-bedroom townhouse in Kedron for the reduced price of $515,000.The property at 2/7 Bradley Avenue had previously been listed for offers above $535,000.Mrs Dodds said they had outgrown the property since having their daughter, Olivia, but it had been the perfect first home and she could not understand why it had not sold yet.“It was just a really nice, low maintenance, easy to look after little house that did us really well for five years,” Mrs Dodds said. RELATED: Buyer bags a bargain in blue chip suburb SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher. This house at 2 Limmen St, Pimpama, has had its price reduced by a whopping $200,000.THE BRISBANE SUBURBS WITH THE BIGGEST VENDOR DISCOUNTSSuburb Median vendor discount (12 mths) Median house priceGreenslopes -7.8% $725,000 Sunnybank -7.4% $835,000Rocklea -7.2% $400,000Mount Gravatt -6.7% $645,000Windsor -6.6% $840,000Belmont -6.6% $690,000Gaythorne -6.5% $637,000Westlake -6.2% $740,000Indooroopilly -6.2% $870,000Holland Park West -6.1% $694,250(Source: CoreLogic)last_img read more

Analysis: Where the Lakers are slipping on defense

first_imgATLANTA — Luke Walton smiled through disappointment after the Lakers’ latest loss Tuesday against the Hawks, trying to come to grips with what his team has gone through in their first 57 games.The Lakers don’t want to be sitting in 10th place with a losing record right now. But the cycle of injuries and roster turnover has been challenging to overcome. He tried to reckon with that.“I think this first part of the season, we’ve gone through a lot of adversity as a group,” he said. “And, you know, we’re probably not where we want to be, but we’re still close enough so we got a challenge ahead of us coming back after All-Star (break) and we’ve got some work to do.”A good deal of that work will start on defense, the side of the ball Walton has wanted to lean on throughout the course of the season. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs The Lakers have gone through bouts of not getting back quickly enough, even though their own identity on offense is ideally a swift-moving transition team that beats the other squad down the floor. Runaway sequences from Ben Simmons were tough for the Lakers to counter.But there also have been plays such as a first-quarter drive by Atlanta’s Trae Young, in which he almost cruised to the rim. Part of the Lakers’ slow starts have been not seeming defensively prepared at tip-off.Video Playerhttps://scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/traelayup.mp400:0000:0000:09Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.It’s worth noting that injured point guard Lonzo Ball helped a lot in this department: Since he’s been out with a sprained ankle for the last few weeks, a number of teammates (including James) have noted how they miss Ball’s intensity and instincts. He would often pick up an opposing point guard full-court to set a tone that hasn’t been replicated since he’s been injured.Video Playerhttps://scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/mcconnelllayup.mp400:0000:0000:08Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.If he can come back immediately after the All-Star break, it would be a big bonus for the Lakers.COMMUNICATING ON SWITCHESSome of the team’s internal frustration has been evident in recent games when the rotations don’t unfold the way they should.One issue that is revealed on film study is how the Lakers attempt to defend slip screens against good shooters: In the last few games, there have been several instances when the screener cuts to the basket and leaves two defenders guarding one man, leaving him open at the rim.That happened against Boston, as the Lakers lost Theis on the inside while Tyson Chandler and Kyle Kuzma were guarding Kyrie Irving.Video Playerhttps://scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/theisdunk.mp400:0000:0000:09Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A similar play unfolded after the Hawks’ Young started getting hot, as both Kuzma and JaVale McGee were on the perimeter, and James was forced to come inside to guard Dewayne Dedmon. Dedmon scored, a foul was called, and McGee got frustrated with Kuzma for blowing the coverage.Video Playerhttps://scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/miscommunication.mp400:0000:0000:09Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers have not performed well on defense lately. In their last six-game stretch, five of which LeBron James has played in, the Lakers are the 28th-best defense in the NBA (119.7 defensive rating). That includes their most lopsided loss of the season (42 points to Indiana) and the most points they’ve allowed in regulation (143, to Philadelphia). As they talk about building urgency for a potential playoff push, defense is the side of the ball where that seems to be most lacking.Looking back at the three games since the trade deadline, here are some areas where the Lakers have struggled – and how they might improve.IDENTIFYING AND STAYING WITH 3-POINT SHOOTERSFor the season, the Lakers have allowed a relatively middling shooting percentage from 3-point range, but in the last six games, that’s risen to a whopping 41 percent. Opponents have hit double-digit 3-pointers in seven straight games, and for the Lakers, who aren’t a good 3-point shooting team themselves, it’s hard to play catch-up.There have been troubling sequences like a first-quarter play against the Boston Celtics in which Marcus Smart was left alone for an open 3-point look. While Smart is traditionally a non-threat from deep, he’s shooting 35.5 percent this season – the Lakers lost him trying to collapse on a driver and didn’t react.Video Playerhttps://scng-dash.digitalfirstmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/smartopen1.mp400:0000:0000:10Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.This has happened with big men who are 3-point threats as well, although that’s a tougher issue for the Lakers, who sport big men who are most effective under the basket. When players such as Boston’s Daniel Theis or Atlanta’s Alex Len started lighting them up from long range, it took the Lakers time to adjust to the additional 3-point threat. Walton also lamented that he’s seen a lot of his players failing to contest when closing the gap at the 3-point line. Video clips show that LeBron James and Rajon Rondo are among the players who haven’t been trying to get hands up for shooters. While the Hawks had to get hot to make 10 3-pointers in the first quarter of their game with the Lakers, it also spoke to a lack of detail on the Lakers’ part.STOPPING DRIVERS INTO THE BASKETThere was a specific sequence Walton mentioned on Sunday afternoon that galled him: Joel Embiid driving coast-to-coast for a transition dunk. No one picked him up. No one protected the rim. No one stopped the ball. There is some expectation of defensive miscommunications, especially with all the rotations the Lakers have trotted out throughout the season. The Lakers have had 17 starting lineups this year, and only one of them (James, Ball, Kuzma, Ingram, McGee) has been used for more than eight games (18 total). The constant reshuffling of roles and patching for injuries has a cumulative cost for the team’s defensive identity.For the Lakers’ sake, they hope that cost doesn’t include a playoff berth. 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After a late start, harvest is underway throughout the state

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Nathan BrownWe are a little better than 50% harvested on our soybeans. Now we are waiting on some more soybeans to ripen. We are hoping to get some wheat sowed today and do some fall burndown. We flew on some more cover crops yesterday into some standing corn, so it has been a busy few days.We are extremely dry. The beans coming out of the field are around 10% moisture and we haven’t had any measurable rain for quite some time. The pastures and creeks are really starting to dry up on us now. With the cover crops we flew on a couple of weeks ago, we have a couple of fields where they germinated and came up. They aren’t really thick. We are hoping for a good rain over the weekend to get the rest of those cover crops up and germinated pretty quickly.I am going to say we are probably 15 bushels off of our average with what we’ve cut so far. I think the dry spell really hurt us. And looking at some of our later planted beans and replants I don’t expect things to get any better.Looking at the corn, the hot, dry weather has helped. We have some fields that are right on the cusp of blacklayer. We have a few early fields that are mature and they are getting dry enough to maybe starting shelling next week. The heat really helped the corn tremendously. If we’d have had a cool September then we would have been in a world of hurt, but the 90-degree temperatures have pushed the corn along.The harvest progress around here is really variable. It depends on where you are, if you caught a rain or not and those planting dates. There are several guys who haven’t gotten into the fields yet waiting for the crops to mature. There are still a lot of bean fields with a lot of leaves left in them. The brunt of harvest really isn’t going to get started for another week or so here, and some people are still sitting and waiting. Lamar LimingThere have been a lot of beans combined and wheat has gone in many fields after the beans around here. There are still a lot of beans just starting to turn and there are some green ones too. Many guys are done chopping, but there is still late corn still needs to be chopped too.We still have adequate moisture around here. My yard is still green, but it hasn’t been too wet. In the last couple of weeks we have gotten just a couple of tenths here or there so there hasn’t been enough to really slow us down.I have heard about yields from 30 to 70 and everything in between for beans. I would say most people are pretty happy with the beans. I haven’t really heard of anyone really shelling any corn yet so I don’t know about that.The corn that was chopped had lower tonnage than we thought going in. That has been disappointing. There were drowned out spots and some of it was planted pretty late. To the south it got dry, so there were several variables behind the disappointing tonnage.The heat sped up the beans. We broke some heat records at the beginning of the week. I am certain it helped the corn too. Today it feels like winter after that. The cows definitely like the cooler weather.I don’t think people are going to plant more wheat than they have in recent years. Wheat acres, I think, will hold and maybe go up a little bit, but nothing really drastic as far as an increase in wheat acres around here.Dylan BaerWe were able to get one field of beans off so far. We’re still wet. We get about an inch of rain every week. Our furthest farm south was the first field we took off on Tuesday. The next field of beans is still about a week away.We were pleasantly surprised with the beans. For what they went through and when they were planted we can’t complain a bit. They started out at about 15.5% moisture and by the end of the day they were down to 12.5% or 13%. They made right in the mid-50s for yield. Looking at that field compared to our other ones I think some will be better and some not quite as good. If we can even come close to a mid-50s average that is way more than we anticipated when we planted them. All summer long we have been praying just for 40-bushel beans. South of us there has been some harvesting but up around Deshler there is not much going on yet.All of our wheat is going on prevented planting ground. There are still two fields that have just been too wet to plant wheat. We are still waiting on the weather. We planted wheat into a soybean cover crop. The beans are dying off and the wheat is growing fast. It looks like it is taking up some of the nitrogen from the beans. It is amazing how tall the beans are that we planted on Aug. 1 as a cover crop.Looking at the extended forecast and the beans it looks like we will be OK when a frost sets in. There is some concern about some of the corn reaching blacklayer. There is still a lot of drying to do, but we are still headed in the right direction.It is amazing the summer we have had. It has been crazy. We thought we’d have the summer off because there were so many acres we didn’t get planted, but we have been busier than ever. The weather during the growing season has cooperated. That heat at the end of September and into October moved the beans along and the rain has been important.Andrew ArmstrongHarvest started two weeks ago tomorrow. We ran about 600 acres of corn and 300 acres of beans. The corn moisture has been down to 17% or 18% and some as high as 25% or 26% moisture. We are mixing and drying and it is working out pretty well. The beans have been in the 11% or 12% range. Yields are just about par. For corn, the yield monitor has been going down to 100, up to 170 and everything in between. For beans, the yields are OK. They are not the best but they have not been the worst either.When we first started shelling corn we were expecting low 20% moisture. Now we are in corn that is in the 24% area, which is about as wet as we’ll get I’d say. The bean moisture has been a little surprising.One of the fields we were in, which was running about 20% moisture, had stalk quality that was some of the worst we’d seen with that particular variety. If a bad wind or storm had come through it would have knocked it down. Even with the higher moisture, we are willing to spend some money on propane just to get it in.A lot of guys around here are cutting beans first. We have been working on more corn. There are still a lot of crops in the fields yet around here. I’d say it is maybe 20% harvested in this area. If you go a little north, it was dryer up there and there has been more harvesting. The yields are not looking great up there though.last_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL? Claims Ramsey has SIGNED Juventus pre-contract

first_imgDONE DEAL? Claims Ramsey has SIGNED Juventus pre-contractby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has AGREED to a pre-contract with Juventus, it has been claimed.Sportmediaset says he is preparing to head to Italy after penning a four-year deal with the Serie A giants.And Ramsey, 28, will pocket £145,000-a-week at Juventus.A host of Europe’s biggest clubs have been linked with a move for the popular ace.However, it now looks certain that Ramsey will be lining-up alongside Cristiano Ronaldo for the Old Lady next season.He has made over 300 appearances for the North London side. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ohio State Is A Huge Favorite In Its Redemption Game vs. Virginia Tech In Week 1

first_imgVirginia Tech fans cheer on the Hokies.The lone loss in Ohio State’s 2014 national championship season came in Week 2 against Virginia Tech. The Buckeyes fell to the Hokies, 35-21. Redemption is expected on Sept. 7. Ohio State will open its national championship-defending season in Blacksburg, Va., against Virginia Tech on Labor Day. A blowout victory is predicted for Urban Meyer’s squad. The sportsbook 5Dimes released its initial odds for Week 1 and Ohio State is a huge favorite. Ohio State #Buckeyes will open the season favored by 19-points over the Virginia Tech Hokies. #OSU #OhioSt #OhioState (via 5Dimes)— Johnny Detroit (@Johnny_Detroit) February 12, 2015Ohio State and Virginia Tech’s kickoff time has yet to be released, but with the game occurring on Labor Day, a night game at Lane Stadium is probable.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Blasts Nick Saban In Twitter Response To Satellite Camp Rant

first_imgJim Harbaugh argues with a referee.ANN ARBOR, MI – NOVEMBER 25: Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines talks with the referee first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes on November 25, 2017 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)It happened, everyone. Jim Harbaugh is taking direct shots at Nick Saban on Twitter. This afternoon, Saban went on a lengthy rant against satellite camps, which Harbaugh has been the loudest proponent of over the last two seasons. Saban mentioned Harbaugh directly during his screed, though he was fairly diplomatic when bringing up the Michigan head coach. From AL.com:“I’m not blaming Jim Harbaugh, I’m not saying anything about him,” Saban said. “I’m just saying it’s bad for college football. Jim Harbaugh can do whatever he wants to do. I’m not saying anything bad about him if he thinks that’s what’s best. There needs to be somebody that looks out for what’s best for the game, not what’s best for the Big 10 or what’s best for the SEC, or what’s best for Jim Harbaugh, but what’s best for the game of college football — the integrity of the game, the coaches, the players and the people that play it. That’s bigger than all of this.Apparently, that doesn’t matter to Harbaugh, who put an unnamed Saban on blast moments ago.“Amazing” to me- Alabama broke NCAA rules & now their HC is lecturing us on the possibility of rules being broken at camps. Truly “amazing.”— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) June 1, 2016Jim Harbaugh won’t stop until he’s taken shots at every single rival coach in the college football world.last_img read more

Fort St John and Fort Nelson could receive up to 50mm of

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Fort Nelson and the North Peace.The statement says this corner of the Province could see up to 50mm of rain by Wednesday night.  The rain will start after thunderstorm activity ends on Tuesday night.  An intense band of rain will develop between Fort Nelson and Fort St. John with anywhere from 30 to 50 mm of rain possible.See the full statement below 6:53 AM PDT Tuesday 23 July 2019Special weather statement in effect for:B.C. North Peace RiverAfter the thunderstorm activity dies off tonight, an intense band of rain develops somewhere between Fort Nelson and Fort St John and extends west to the Rockies. Heavy showers will bring 30 to 50 mm of rain by Wednesday night and possibly locally higher amounts.At this time, the location, and amounts expected are uncertain and rainfall warnings may be issued later if necessary.Please continue to monitor forecasts and alerts issued by Environment Canada.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm.last_img read more