Nurses outside UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital picket for pension

first_imgRick Oppedisano, a union representative, says it’s due to an ongoing contract negotiation with the hospital and their nurses. The hospital says they entered into negotiations in good faith and delivered a final offer they felt is fair and equitable. NORWICH, N.Y. (WBNG) — Nurses at UHS Chenango Memorial are fighting to keep their retirement pension amid potential changes to the hospital’s plan. “Not really how I wanted to spend my day off,” Angelina said. “It’s an important issue and we haven’t been able to get management’s attention any other way. We felt we had to do it.” Nurses and some family members picketed outside the Norwich hospital Friday.center_img Oppedisano says negotiations began in September of last year and were put on pause due to the pandemic. They have since resumed. The hospital says today’s events did not effect the care they were able to provide for patients. Nina Angelina, a registered nurse, says she had mixed feelings about the picketing. last_img read more

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Late South Korea triathlete’s team mates detail abuse allegations

first_imgTopics : “The coach and the captain habitually beat and verbally abused Suk-hyeon and us,” she added.In one instance, the coach forced them to eat 200,000 won ($167.00) worth of bread and then throw it all back up as a penalty for drinking a cup of cola and gaining weight, she said.Another team mate described life in the athletes dorm as the “abyss of hell” but said she believed this was the world athletes had to live in.The lawmaker who arranged the news conference said it took courage from the athletes to come forward as they were afraid of reprisals.Choi’s death sparked a nationwide uproar, especially after she was found to have filed complaints with the police, national sports bodies and a human rights watchdog.The head of the national triathlon association apologized at the parliamentary hearing for “only believing the coach”.South Korea’s elite sports community is notorious for its “win-at-all-costs” culture, with its brutal training regimes and a strong hierarchical relationship between coaches and older and younger athletes.Last year, several female athletes accused their male coaches of sexual and verbal abuse amid the #MeToo movement, including two-time Olympic champion short track speed skater Shim Suk-hee, who said she was repeatedly raped by her coach.The sports ministry and Korean Sport and Olympic Committee pledged a thorough investigation on Monday. Her coach and captain denied any wrongdoing at a parliamentary hearing on Monday.A sports ministry official told the hearing that the physiotherapist was a friend of the coach and was working with the team despite not having a license.He is no longer with the team and Reuters was unable to contact him.One of Choi’s former team mates, who did not give her name and wore a mask to conceal her identity, told a news conference before the hearing that the team was “a kingdom built only for the coach and certain members”.center_img Former team mates of a South Korean triathlete found dead last month after alleging she had been abused by her coaching staff said on Monday athletes endured a living “hell” and were habitually beaten and verbally abused.Choi Suk-hyeon, a member of the national triathlon team, died at her team dorm after leaving a message to her mother asking her to “reveal the sins” of her abusers. She was 22.Choi did not reveal names in the message, which was released by a lawmaker last week, but her family and team mates said she had suffered years of physical and verbal abuse from her coach, physiotherapist and captain of her Gyeongju City team.last_img read more

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Dempsey delivers again as Chelsea miss chance to catch Spurs

first_imgFulham 1 Chelsea 1Clint Dempsey’s late equaliser rescued a point for Fulham in the west London derby and prevented Chelsea from moving level on points with fourth-placed Tottenham.Spurs’ home defeat against Norwich earlier in the day handed the Blues a golden opportunity to catch their rivals.AdChoices广告They looked set to do just that courtesy of Frank Lampard’s penalty, but Dempsey nodded home Damien Duff’s 82nd-minute corner to give the Whites a deserved draw.Lampard put Chelsea ahead.It was Dempsey’s 22nd goal of a remarkable season for the American, whose header deflected off Chelsea defender Gary Cahill and into the net.The visitors struggled to create chances yet found themselves ahead at the interval.They appealed in vain for a penalty when Ryan Bertrand’s shot hit Stephen Kelly’s hand, but were given a spot-kick in first-half injury time after Danny Murphy’s two-footed challenge on Salomon Kalou.Lampard duly steppped up to net his 150th league goal and again underline the midfielder’s continued importance to his team’s cause.It was tough on Martin Jol’s side, who had enjoyed most of the possession with Dempsey and Kerim Frei bringing saves from keeper Petr Cech.Fulham – and the excellent Frei in particular – caused Chelsea problems after the break and John Arne Riise went close to equalising with a curling effort.Duff’s late corner led to Fulham’s deserved equaliser.Frei’s pace and trickery tested Branislav Ivanovic, while John Terry looked every inch like a man struggling through the pain barrier.Terry, who is nursing a rib injury, was recalled to the starting line-up along with Lampard, Ramires, Kalou, John Obi Mikel and Fernando Torres as interim boss Roberto Di Matteo – aware of his team’s packed fixtures list – rang the changes.The Italian’s selections have proved to be spot-on since he took charge, and Chelsea were on course for their ninth win in 11 matches under him before they shipped yet another late goal.Cech produced a fine save at his near post to push away Aaron Hughes’ header from Duff’s corner.But the resulting follow-up corner by Duff was met by Dempsey, whose leveller was the 20th goal this season Chelsea have conceded in the final 10 minutes of a league game.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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