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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REPORT: 1 of 2 CO school shooters transgender, minor girl identifying as boy

first_imgPolice in Colorado are releasing the latest information on the school shooting that occurred Tuesday near Denver.An 18-year-old male student was killed, eight others were injured, and two suspects are in custody in the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch.Both suspects, 18-year-old Devon Erickson, and an unidentified 17-year-old female were students at the school, according to police.Several reports say the second suspect is a transgender who was in the process of transitioning from female to male.One of the suspects is expected to be in court, Wednesday afternoon.Police are currently investigating and conducting a search Erickson’s home and his car.Erickson nor his unidentified accomplice had previous criminal records or contact with the police as unlike Parkland, Florida, shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, according to reports.An official motive for has not been established at this time police are reportedly unsure if bullying played a role.This story is developing.last_img read more

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Women’s World Cup 2019: Italy defeats China to advance to quarterfinals

first_imgItaly bounced back from defeat against Brazil with an impressive performance and a 2-0 win over China to secure their place in the last eight of the Women’s World Cup.Valentina Giacinti scored her fifth goal in eight appearances to put Milena Bertolini’s side on course for victory after 15 minutes, and the game was put beyond the reach of a nervy China team when Aurora Galli scored from 20 yards in the second half. Italy is ranked as an outside chance to win the competition but the speed with which they attacked against China and the outstanding performance of Giacinti sent a message to the tournament favorites.Next up for Italy will be the Netherlands or Japan in the quarterfinals on Saturday, while China head home from the competition having scored just once and claimed a solitary win from their four matches in France. Related News #ITACHN— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) June 25, 2019Giacinti had the ball in the net after nine minutes only to be denied by an offside flag, but the AC Milan forward’s tireless early endeavor paid off when Elisa Bartoli’s shot rebounded back to her for a low, left-footed finish into the net from 12 yards.Laura Giuliani leaped acrobatically to turn Wang Yan’s dipping shot over the crossbar before Giacinti exposed China’s defensive frailties yet again but fired wide in a one-on-one with Peng Shimeng, who then made a superb diving save to deny Valentina Bergamaschi at close range. Women’s World Cup 2019: President Trump says Megan Rapinoe shouldn’t protest during anthem Li Ying and Wang Shanshan combined hit the post shortly before halftime as Jia Xiuquan’s side enjoyed a spell of pressure leading up to the interval.Italy substitute Galli took the wind out of China’s sails five minutes into the second half when she sent a skidding drive beyond Peng’s outstretched hand to double her side’s advantage.China piled forward to try to salvage their tournament in the last 20 minutes, but wasteful finishing from Wang and Li, both of whom had chances inside the Italy penalty area, ensured there was no late twist in the tale at Stade de la Mosson. Women’s World Cup 2019: USA-France ticket prices jump to more than $10K Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every matchlast_img read more

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