diego_cervo/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Catholic diocese allowed priests to serve in the West Virginia community and work in their schools in spite of known histories of sexual abuse, according to newly filed court documents.The Attorney General of West Virginia announced on Tuesday that his office filed a civil complaint against the diocese and the bishop over the lack of transparency and their decisions to allow predators in their schools.The complaint says that the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston “engaged in unfair or deceptive acts or practices by failing to disclose to consumers of its educational and recreational services that it employed priests and laity who have sexually abused children, including an admitted abuser who the Diocese nevertheless allowed to work in a Catholic elementary school.”The Diocese did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.This legal action comes during a time of turmoil for the Catholic Church, both in the U.S. and abroad.Investigations into clerical sexual abuse are underway in Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as with the Archdiocese of Anchorage in Alaska. Spokespersons for several other state attorneys general offices told ABC News that their offices were reviewing options and considering taking similar actions.Leaders from more than 100 countries and regions met in the Vatican last month to discuss the abuse epidemic.The complaint filed Tuesday by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is asking for the diocese to permanently ban the practice of hiring and not disclosing the sexual abuse allegations of employees — which is in violation of the state’s business practices — and demands restitution, among other penalties.The complaint names two priests and one lay person, and references another priest, who is does not named; all of whom were allegedly employed by the diocese in spite of accusations of sexual abuse or misconduct against them.The complaint highlights the case of Victor Frobas, a priest who was credibly accused of sexually abusing a child when he was staffed in Philadelphia in 1962.He then moved to the West Virginia diocese in 1965, the year after the complaint about the abuse was made to the Philadelphia diocese.The complaint charges that Frobas “was moved frequently due to suspicions of and sometimes allegations of sexual abuse of children” with the Diocese’s direction.While employed by the diocese, Frobas faced multiple subsequent allegations of abuse, took leaves of absence and received treatment at facilities known for dealing with pedophilia, according to the complaint. He left the West Virginia diocese in 1983, but moved on to work in St. Louis and later pleaded guilty to charges of inappropriate contact, leading to a five year prison term before he died in 1993, the complaint read.The complaint identifies another priest, Father Patrick Condron, who allegedly “groomed” a student for years.According to allegations made by the student years later, in 1995, Condron groomed him “beginning with long embraces, passing through kissing and culminating in an attempt at genital sexual intercourse,” the complaint charges.Condron admitted the allegations, received treatment, was allowed back into active ministry and later allowed to work at Wheeling Catholic Elementary School, according to the court documents.The complaint also cites an unnamed priest from another diocese, who on his application form in 2002, wrote that he had been accused of sexually abusing a child in 1979. He was still hired, according to the complaint.“The Diocese had the opportunity to thoroughly vet this priest after being put on notice to do so, yet, it failed to adequately investigate this priest’s background before hiring him,” the complaint read.The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), the country’s oldest and largest support group for survivors of clergy abuse, released a statement praising Morrisey for “bringing these egregious oversights into the light.”“We hope that this move by A.G. Morrisey will prod other law enforcement officials to think outside the box, but will also encourage survivors, witnesses, and whistle blowers in West Virginia to come forward and report to police,” SNAP said in a statement Tuesday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEUGENE, Ore.-Saturday, the Utah track and field’s sole competitor on the final day of competition at the NCAA Track and Field championships earned All-American honors.Utes star 3000-meter steeplechase competitor Grayson Murphy became a first-team All-American after placing sixth in the event in a time of 9:48.80.This is just a fraction behind her personal-best time of 9:48.57 she ran in the event during Thursday’s semifinals competition.Utes head coach Kyle Kepler expressed his approval of her performance, citing that she gave it her all during Saturday’s final despite not feeling well.Murphy, a native of Salt Lake City who never ran track before her collegiate career commenced, leaves the Utes’ program as a five-time All-American between plaudits won in cross country and indoor track and field as well as outdoor track and field.After transferring from Santa Clara, Murphy has competed in every NCAA national competition for the Utes since becoming eligible.Murphy began her collegiate athletic career as a soccer player at Division III Sweet Briar before enrolling at Santa Clara to compete in track and field for the Broncos from 2014-16. Tags: 3000-meter steeplechase/Grayson Murphy/Santa Clara/Sweet Briar/Utah Track and Field Brad James June 11, 2018 /Sports News – Local Grayson Murphy Named 1st Team All-American Written by
May 6, 2019 /Sports News – National Winning Kentucky Derby jockey says lane-interference violation was right call FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAndy Lyons/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — The fastest two minutes in sports turned into the longest 22 minutes of waiting for an official result after an objection call by two jockeys caused the stewards to overturn the initial decision and crown Country House the Kentucky Derby champion.For the first time in the race’s 145-year history, the horse that crossed the finish line first at Churchill Downs was disqualified for interference.Flavien Prat, the jockey of the 65-to-1 long shot, spoke to Good Morning America about the incident from Saturday’s race.“I made an objection because when I made my move around the [final] turn I thought I was pushed out from the inside and so as we crossed the finish line and I pulled up my horse, I was waiting to see if there was any inquiry because I thought it was a pretty wide movement,” Prat explained. “And nothing happened — so I decided the steward should take a look at it.”“Another rider actually did the same as I did and they decided that it didn’t interfere enough with me, but he [Maximum Security] actually caused a lot of damage with other horses, so I think that’s why they changed the results,” he said.Kentucky Horse Racing Commission chief steward Barbara Borden said the riders of Long Range Toddy and Country House both lodged objections against the champion horse and argued he should be disqualified.ESPN horse racing expert and host of “In The Gate” podcast Barry Abrams explained to ABC News that during the final turn, the undefeated favorite, Maximum Security, shifted to his right, out of his lane, and interfered with a nearby horse. Barry Abrams, host/producer of ESPN’s “In The Gate” podcast, appears on ABC’s World News Tonight to help explain the disqualification in the Kentucky Derby. https://t.co/IcxqU3K4Op— Barry Abrams (@BAbramsVoice) May 5, 2019“There was clearly interference here,” he said. “If there is any interference that in any way affects the outcome the offending horse has to be taken down.”“Maximum Security’s rear heels come very close if not actually clipping the front heels of War of Will,” he added.Prat, 26, said he has been on the other side of a disqualification in his career.“It happened to me before [when] my horse or I did something wrong and I got a DQ [disqualification] for that so, you know, it’s part of the ruling and you’ve got to accept that,” he said.Prat’s agent, Derek Lawson, who has been in horse racing for over 30 years, told GMA he did not think the move by Maximum Security or his mount Luis Saez was intentional “at all.”“I believe that the horse may have been spooked by the loud noise from the crowd. He actually was switching leads and he might have just f—– up. But there was no intention, negative intention by the rider,” he said.Country House became the second-biggest long shot ever to win in the run for the roses.Lawson also said this controversial ruling was ultimately good for the sport. “Well it shows that the sport is well governed by the racing officials, that they made a very tough decision and in one of the largest and the biggest race in the United States,” he said. “It shows that we can step up and make tough decisions in races that affect the outcome.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund
Image: ARB Midstream has commissioned crude oil gathering system in DJ Basin. Photo: courtesy of PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay. US-based oil and gas company ARB Midstream has announced the start-up of its expanded crude oil gathering system in the DJ Basin located in northeastern Colorado, US.The company’s crude oil gathering system consists of more than 402km of pipeline, with over 625,000 b/d of planned and existing throughput capacity and 600,000 barrels of storage covering the heart of the DJ Basin.The expansion of the ARB Midstream pipeline system is financed by Ball Ventures through its energy division, BV Natural Resources.Details of the crude oil gathering expansionDJ South Gathering, a subsidiary of ARB Midstream is presently involved with the construction of three large-diameter transmission lines.One of the transmission lines, the Badger Pipeline started receiving crude oil in October. The pipeline carries production from southwestern Weld County and delivers into 300,000 barrels of dedicated crude oil storage at Platteville, the main crude oil hub within the basin.The DJS system also consists of the 220,000 b/d Matador pipeline, Bennet Station, the 150,000 b/d bi-directional Freedom pipeline and the Platteville storage and distribution network, within the DJS system, of which Matador is expected to begin service in late 2019.The Badger transmission line is the first and only line that links Platteville to the southern region of the DJ.The Bennett Station provides truck and gathered barrel origination into Matador. Freedom pipeline is the bi-directional, large-diameter transmission line that will connect Platteville and Lucerne West, which is the delivery point of ARB’s existing Platte River Gathering System in the northern DJ.Based in Denver, ARB is a privately held crude oil gatherer in the DJ Basin, with more than 250,000 dedicated acres supported by long term, fixed-fee contracts.In December last year, ARB partnered with Vitol to acquire Red River, a fully integrated midstream company. The pipeline system was renamed the Texoma Crude Oil Pipeline System, which includes nearly 700 miles (1,126km) of active crude oil pipelines, over 950,000 barrels of working storage, and 25 truck injection stations servicing North Texas and Southern Oklahoma. The expansion of the project is financed by Ball Ventures through its energy division, BV Natural Resources
View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: americas View post tag: USS Porter US Naval Station Norfolk hosted a change of command ceremony for guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) July 11. View post tag: US Navy New Commander at USS Porter View post tag: Commander View post tag: Defence View post tag: Navy View post tag: Change of Command Authorities July 14, 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today New Commander at USS Porter Cmdr. Blair Guy relieved Cmdr. Dave Richardson as commanding officer. Capt.A 1995 Naval Academy graduate, Richardson served as Porter’s 10th commanding officer for nearly two years. Assuming command while the ship was deployed in the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility, his tour was highlighted by the successful completion of a yearlong maintenance availability in the dry dock. During this shipyard period, the Arleigh Burke class destroyer received significant repairs and upgrades, including the ballistic missile defense installation.Crew accomplishments under Richardson’s command included two consecutive awards of the “Green H” for health and wellness, the 2014 Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Award, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.Richardson will next serve as a permanent military professor in the Political Science Department at the Naval Academy.Previously Porter’s executive officer, Guy enlisted in the Navy in 1991 as a nuclear machinists mate and was subsequently selected for the nuclear enlisted commissioning program. A graduate of Auburn University, his previous tours at sea include service on board USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Ramage (DDG 61), USS George Washington (CVN 73) and USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Ashore, Guy served in the strategy and policy branch of U.S. Naval Forces Europe and as Joint Experimentation Branch Chief at U.S. European Command.Porter is on track to shift homeports next year to Rota, joining the BMD destroyers USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and USS Ross (DDG 71).[mappress]Press Release, July 14, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: New
Newcastle-based craft baker Ian Thomson has been appointed chairman of the steering group for the proposed bakery arm of the National Skills Academy, replacing outgoing chair Dave Brooks, former MD of Finsbury Foods. Funding for the academy’s pilot foundation course, due to launch in March, has also been agreed. Thomson runs a wholesale bakery and shop in Westerhope.== Jamie deal for Meg ==Online cake company Meg Rivers has secured a deal to supply traybakes to Jamie Oliver’s new Jme-branded line of food, homeware and gifts. Launched just before Christmas, the range is sold via the celebrity chef’s website. Meg Rivers began supplying the range with Chistmas puddings and cakes, before moving on to flapjacks and ginger and chocolate brownies from January.== Waste commitment ==Bakery companies United Biscuits and Warburtons are among dozens of food retailers and manufacturers that have now signed the Courtauld Commitment, to help encourage consumers to reduce food packaging. The initiative, led by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), aims to cut food waste by 155,000 tonnes per year (compared to 2008). WRAP has identified that bakery products account for 20% of total food waste.== Tax deferral ==HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) recently-launched Business Payment Support Service (BPSS) has already enabled 25,000 businesses to delay paying more than £429m worth of tax, according to the government. Launched in November 2008, the service allows firms to pay their HMRC taxes through timetables they can afford. For details call the BPSS on 0845 302 1435.== NSA chair named ==
an EU, Norwegian, Icelandic, Liechtenstein or Swiss national, and started living in the UK before 1 January 2021 receiving a UK State Pension or some other ‘exportable benefits’, and started living in the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland before 1 January 2021 a ‘frontier worker’ (someone who works in one state and lives in another), and started being one before 1 January 2021, for as long as you continue to be a frontier worker in the host state an eligible family member or dependant of one of the above the Channel Islands, including Guernsey, Alderney and Sark the Isle of Man Monaco San Marino the Vatican Read more about travelling with controlled medicines.Read guidance from NaTHNaC on best practice when travelling with medicines.Getting prescriptionsIf you need to get prescribed medicine while you’re away, speak to a pharmacist in the country you’re visiting. You may need a prescription from a local doctor.You may have to pay something towards the cost of your prescription.If you have an EHIC or GHIC, you should pay the same as a citizen of the EU country you’re visiting. Make sure your prescription is from a state-approved doctor in the EU.Travelling to have planned treatmentYou cannot use an EHIC or GHIC for planned treatment. For example, if you’re going abroad to give birth.Read the NHS guide to going abroad for medical treatment. Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel adviceSee the latest health advice for UK travellers following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). When you travel to an EU country you should have either: Travelling with a health conditionBuy travel insurance with healthcare cover for your condition. Your EHIC or GHIC will cover medically necessary treatment.Read the Money and Pensions Advice Service guidance for buying travel insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions.If you need to have treatment while you’re abroad, you may need to pre-arrange it. For example, if you need dialysis or oxygen treatment. Speak to your doctor in the UK for advice before you travel.UK prescriptions can be used in Ireland and Spain. You cannot use a UK prescription elsewhere in the EU.Bringing medicine with youBefore you travel, make sure you either: visiting Spain visiting Ireland going to live, study or work in the EU If you do not have your EHIC or GHIC with youYou’ll need to apply for a Provisional Replacement Certificate (PRC) if you need treatment and you do not have your EHIC or GHIC, or your card is lost or stolen abroad.Call the Overseas Healthcare Services. This is part of the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA). This information is about visiting the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. There’s different guidance for healthcare if you’re: NHS Overseas Healthcare ServicesTelephone: +44 (0)191 218 1999Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm Check with the embassy, high commission or consulate for the country you’re visiting about local rules on any specific medicines.You need a letter to prove your medicine is prescribed to you if it contains a ‘controlled drug’. You may need to show this at the border when you’re entering or leaving the UK.You may also need a licence for controlled drugs if: An EHIC or GHIC is not a replacement for travel insurance. Make sure you have both before you travel.Each healthcare system is different, and in some countries you’ll need to pay to have treatment.Apply for a GHICA GHIC lets you get medically necessary state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free.If your EHIC is still in date, you do not need to apply for a new GHIC.They’re both valid if you’re travelling to an EU country.Apply for a GHIC for free on the NHS website.Visiting Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and SwitzerlandYou can use a UK passport to get medically necessary healthcare in Norway.GHICs and most UK EHICs are not valid in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Make sure you take out travel insurance with medical cover for your trip.You may not have access to free emergency medical treatment and could be charged for your healthcare if you do not get health cover with your travel insurance.Visits that started in 2020 and end in 2021If you started your visit to Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland before 1 January 2021, your UK EHIC entitlements will continue until you leave that country.Who can use a UK-issued EHIC a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) travel insurance with healthcare cover take enough medication to last the duration of your trip can get any medicine you need in the country you’re going to Apply now for your new UK EHIC on the NHS website.UK students using an EHICIf you started living and studying in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland before 1 January 2021, you need to apply for a new UK-issued EHIC.This entitles you to medically necessary state healthcare until the end of your course.Using your EHIC or GHICAn EHIC or GHIC covers state healthcare, not private treatment.With an EHIC or GHIC you can get emergency or necessary medical care for the same cost as a resident in the country you’re visiting. This means that you can get healthcare at a reduced cost or for free.Find out what your card covers in each country. You can select the country you are planning to visit from the drop-down list.An EHIC or GHIC is not a replacement for travel insurance – it does not cover everything, such as mountain rescue or being flown back to the UK (medical repatriation). Make sure you have both before you travel.You’ll need to pay in full for treatment if you do not have an EHIC, GHIC or provisional replacement certificate (PRC).The following European countries do not accept the EHIC or GHIC: your trip is longer than 3 months you’re travelling with more than 3 months’ supply Some people can get a new UK-issued EHIC which is valid for visits to Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.You’ll be able to apply if you’re:
As part of the national effort to focus the UK’s manufacturing industry on this immediate challenge, the government has issued a ‘call to arms’ for industry partners to make essential PPE that demonstrably meets our technical specifications. Companies such as Burberry, Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Ineos and Diageo have already started work to produce equipment including gowns, visors and hand hygiene products.The government is working around the clock to give the social care sector and wider NHS the equipment and support they need to tackle this outbreak. As of 16 April 2020, we have delivered almost a billion pieces of PPE around the country.Notes to editorsThis will be an unpaid position and will work across the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, and other government departments. Countries around the world face unprecedented demand for personal protective equipment and this necessitates an equally unprecedented domestic manufacturing response. I look forward to bringing together new partners in the pursuit of this single goal: to get our dedicated frontline workers the essential equipment they need. This effort calls for exceptional teamwork and I am confident that we, together, will rise to this challenge. Lord Paul Deighton, advisor to the Secretary of State on PPE said: Paul Deighton, London 2012 Chief Exec, has been appointed by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock to lead the national effort to produce essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health and social care staff.He will coordinate the end-to-end process of design through to manufacture, including streamlining the approvals and procurement process to ensure new domestic PPE supplies are rapidly approved and get to where they are needed. The “make” programme will start to deliver PPE supplies in the next week.He will also support the scaling up of engineering efforts for smaller companies capable of contributing to the wider supply chain.Lord Deighton previously served as Chief Executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), the organisation responsible for planning and delivering the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. He also served as Commercial Secretary to HM Treasury from January 2013 to May 2015.As part of the comprehensive UK-wide plan to ensure PPE gets to where it is needed most, unveiled by Matt Hancock earlier this month, Deighton will lead the “make” programme to unleash the potential of UK industry to scale up domestic PPE manufacturing.Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: Our response to this global pandemic demands a national effort. Manufacturers big and small are already responding to the challenge but we must go further and faster. I am determined to do everything I can to get more protective equipment to the NHS staff who are fighting this virus on the front line. Just as Lord Beaverbrook spearheaded the wartime efforts on aircraft production, the appointment of Lord Deighton will bring renewed drive and focus to coordinate this unprecedented peacetime challenge. Lord Deighton led the delivery of the Olympics. Now he will lead a singular and relentless focus on PPE as the country’s top manufacturing priority, with the full weight of the government behind him.
moe. is currently in the midst of their spring tour, delivering their rock heavy jams all over the country. Last night, they played their third night at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA, rocking through mostly originals and exciting covers of Frank Zappa’s “San Ber’dino” and “Ziggy Stardust” by David Bowie. The band played three full, jammed out sets, with a two song encore.You can listen to the entire show below, courtesy of Brian V.Check out the full gallery below, courtesy of Dave DeCrescente.Setlist: moe. | The Sinclair | Cambridge, MA | 4/07/17 I: San Ber’dino > Recreational Chemistry, Godzilla, Plane CrashII: Akimbo > Puebla > Bullet > Prestige Worldwide > BearsongIII: Not Coming Down > Fearless > Wormwood > Okalright, Brittle End > 32 ThingsE: Ziggy Stardust, Downward Facing Dog Load remaining images
Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Mardi Gras Ballroom | New Orleans, LA | 5/5/18Set One (9:31PM – 10:52PM)Casey Jones >Let It Grow @ ->Jam # ->Bird Song $ ->Greatest Story Ever Told >Dancing In The Streets >Set Two (11:28PM – 1:10AM)Foolish Heart % ->New Minglewood Blues ^ ->Jam ->China Cat Sunflower & ->Tell Me Mama ->Cumberland Blues Jam * -> Big River Jam I + -> Cumberland Blues -> Big River Jam II + -> Cumberland Blues -> Big River Refrain I + -> Cumberland Blues -> Big River Refrain + II -> Cumberland Blues Reprise @@Candy Man ## >Music Never StoppedENC:Going Down The Road Feeling Bad $$ %% ->Franklin’s Tower [email protected] – With a “Ten Years Gone” (Led Zeppelin) Tease (Band)# – With elements of “My Favorite Things” (Rodgers and Hammerstein) and Teases of Let It Grow & Bird Song$ – With a Marco Solo & a Duo Jam% – With China->Rider Transition Teases (MB & TH)^ – With a Throwing Stones Tease (TH)& – With a Let It Grow (I think) Tease (TH)* – With a Marco Solo, first time Cumberland has appeared as a Jam. Basically they started Cumberland, it morphed into a Marco Solo, which became a Big River Jam & then they sung the lyrics of Cumberland.+ – Partial Instrumental & Refrain versions of a Johnny Cash Cover, First time Played in this style () by Almost [email protected]@ Not Played By Almost Dead since 2017-10-06 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, a gap of 29 shows## – With a “Revelry” (Traditional) Tease (SM)$$ – With Nick Bockrath (Cage the Elephant) on guitar for both songs & vocals on GDTRFB%% – Without the traditional instrumental We Bid You Goodnight ending. It segued directly into Franklin’s On Saturday night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead made their second of two appearances in New Orleans during Jazz Fest at the Mardi Gras World Ballroom. The show’s first set featured standout versions of “Let It Grow” (featuring teases of “Ten Years Gone” by Led Zeppelin), a jam that incorporated elements of “My Favorite Things” from Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music that flowed into an incredible “Bird Song”, and a down-and-dirty “Dancing In The Streets” set closer.Set two saw the band take the blues heritage of New Orleans to heart with tried-and-true tunes like “Foolish Heart”, “New Minglewood Blues”, Bob Dylan‘s “Tell Me, Momma”, and a show-highlight jam which the band wove in and out of “Cumberland Blues” and “Big River” territory multiple times to exciting effect. The set came to a close with “Candy Man” and “The Music Never Stopped”.For the encore, the band welcomed a special guest, guitarist Nick Bockrath of Cage The Elephant, who played the Fest fairgrounds earlier in the day. Bockrath stuck around for both “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” and “Franklin’s Tower”.Joe Russo’s Almost Dead will be back in action on June 16th at Founders Fest in Grand Rapids, MI. For a full list of JRAD’s upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.You can watch a handful of clips of the show below via Instagram. More video/audio will be added as it surfaces online.