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Football’s child sex abuse scandal: Survivors say game ‘must learn from mistakes’

Football’s child sex abuse scandal: Survivors say game ‘must learn from mistakes’

Sports
Last updated on 1 minute ago1 minute ago.From the section FootballSurvivors of childhood sexual abuse say football must not be complacent after the release of an independent review into historical abuse in the sport.The review found the Football Association "did not do enough to keep children safe" between 1970 and 2005.Former England international Paul Stewart said football had to ensure "this doesn't happen again".Ex-youth player Ian Ackley said it was "incredibly naive" to think childhood sexual abuse is only in the past.The long-awaited 710-page review, led by Clive Sheldon QC and commissioned by the FA in 2016, found there were "significant institutional failings" by the English game's governing body, which was "too slow" to have sufficient measures put in place to protect children.FA...
Rescuers look for survivors of Indian glacier flood disaster

Rescuers look for survivors of Indian glacier flood disaster

Technology
Hundreds of rescue workers were scouring muck-filled ravines and valleys in northern India for survivors after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off, sending a devastating flood downriver that has left at least 31 people dead and 165 missingBy RISHABH R. JAIN Associated PressFebruary 9, 2021, 8:00 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleJOSHIMATH, India -- Hundreds of rescue workers were scouring muck-filled ravines and valleys in northern India on Tuesday looking for survivors after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off, unleashing a devastating flood that has left at least 31 people dead and 165 missing.One of the rescue efforts is focused on a tunnel at a hydroelectric power plant where more than three dozen workers have been out of contact since the flood occur...
Turkey-Greece quake: Search for survivors under rubble

Turkey-Greece quake: Search for survivors under rubble

World
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Germany agrees $662 million to aid Holocaust survivors

Germany agrees $662 million to aid Holocaust survivors

Health
Germany has agreed to provide more than a half billion euros to aid Holocaust survivors struggling under the burdens of the coronavirus pandemicBy DAVID RISING Associated PressOctober 14, 2020, 9:51 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBERLIN -- Germany has agreed to provide more than a half billion euros to aid Holocaust survivors struggling under the burdens of the coronavirus pandemic, the organization that negotiates compensation with the German government said Wednesday.The payments will be going to approximately 240,000 survivors around the world, primarily in Israel, North America, the former Soviet Union and Western Europe, over the next two years, according to the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, also referred to as t...
20% of smoking-related cancer survivors continue to smoke, study finds

20% of smoking-related cancer survivors continue to smoke, study finds

Health
July 2 (UPI) -- Nearly 20 percent of survivors of smoking-related cancers continued to smoke even after recovery, according to a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open. Smoking-related cancers include those of the bladder, blood, cervix, colon, esophagus, kidney, larynx or windpipe, leukemia, lung, liver, mouth, tongue, lip, pancreas, rectum, stomach, throat or pharynx and uterus, the researchers said. Advertisement The percentage was far greater among survivors of all types of cancer who had been smokers. More than half -- 56 percent -- remained active smokers, they said. "The percentage of current smokers among smoking-related cancer survivors was ... substantially higher than that in the general population of about 14 percent," study co-author Sanjay Shete told UPI. "We expecte...