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The Surprising Truth About Women and Violence

first_imgTime 25 June 2014 There is little dispute that men commit far more violent acts than women. According to FBI data on crime in the U.S., they account for some 90% of known murderers. And a study published in American Society of Criminology finds that men account for nearly 80% of all violent offenders reported in crime surveys, despite a substantial narrowing of the gap since the 1970s. But, whatever explains the higher levels of male violence—biology, culture or both—the indisputable fact is that it’s directed primarily at other males: in 2010, men were the victims in almost four out of five homicides and almost two-thirds of robberies and non-domestic aggravated assaults. Family and intimate relationships—the one area feminists often identify as a key battleground in the war on women—are also an area in which women are most likely to be violent, and not just in response to male aggression but toward children, elders, female relatives or partners, and non-violent men, according to a study published in the Journal of Family Violence.Last April, when Connecticut high school student Maren Sanchez was stabbed to death by her a classmate allegedly because she refused to go to the prom with him, feminist writer Soraya Chemaly asserted that such tragedies were the result of “pervasive, violently maintained, gender hierarchy,” male entitlement, and societal “contempt for the lives of girls and women.” But what, then, explains another stabbing death in Connecticut two months earlier—that of 25-year-old David Vazquez, whose girlfriend reportedly shouted, “If I can’t have you, no one can!” before plunging a knife into his chest shortly after Vazquez said he was leaving her for a former girlfriend? Or the actions of a 22-year-old former student at New York’s Hofstra University who pleaded guilty last November to killing her boyfriend by deliberately hitting him with her car due to a dispute about another woman? Or the actions of the Florida woman who killed her ex-partner’s 2-year-old daughter and tried to kill the woman’s 10-year-old son last month shortly after their breakup?Research showing that women are often aggressors in domestic violence has been causing controversy for almost 40 years, ever since the 1975 National Family Violence Survey by sociologists Murray Straus and Richard Gelles of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire found that women were just as likely as men to report hitting a spouse and men were just as likely as women to report getting hit. The researchers initially assumed that, at least in cases of mutual violence, the women were defending themselves or retaliating. But when subsequent surveys asked who struck first, it turned out that women were as likely as men to initiate violence—a finding confirmed by more than 200 studies of intimate violence. In a 2010 review essay in the journal Partner Abuse, Straus concludes that women’s motives for domestic violence are often similar to men’s, ranging from anger to coercive control.Critics have argued that the survey format used in most family violence studies, the Conflict Tactics Scale, is flawed and likely to miss some of the worst assaults on women—especially post-separation attacks. Yet two major studies using a different methodology—the 2000 National Violence Against Women Survey by the National Institute of Justice and the Centers for Disease Control National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey published last February—have also found that some 40% of those reporting serious partner violence in the past year are men. (Both studies show a much larger gender gap in lifetime reports of partner violence; one possible explanation for this discrepancy is that men may be more likely to let such experiences fade from memory over time since they have less cultural support for seeing themselves as victims, particularly of female violence.)Violence by women causes less harm due to obvious differences in size and strength, but it is by no means harmless. Women may use weapons, from knives to household objects—including highly dangerous ones such as boiling water—to neutralize their disadvantage, and men may be held back by cultural prohibitions on using force toward a woman even in self-defense. In his 2010 review, Straus concludes that in various studies, men account for 12% to 40% of those injured in heterosexual couple violence. Men also make up about 30% of intimate homicide victims—not counting cases in which women kill in self-defense. And women are at least as likely as men to kill their children—more so if one counts killings of newborns—and account for more than half of child maltreatment perpetrators.What about same-sex violence? The February CDC study found that, over their lifetime, 44% of lesbians had been physically assaulted by a partner (more than two-thirds of them only by women), compared to 35% of straight women, 26% of gay men, and 29% of straight men. While these figures suggest that women are somewhat less likely than men to commit partner violence, they also show a fairly small gap. The findings are consistent with other evidence that same-sex relationships are no less violent than heterosexual ones.For the most part, feminists’ reactions to reports of female violence toward men have ranged from dismissal to outright hostility. Straus chronicles a troubling history of attempts to suppress research on the subject, including intimidation of heretical scholars of both sexes and tendentious interpretation of the data to portray women’s violence as defensive.READ MORE: https://time.com/2921491/hope-solo-women-violence/last_img read more

Waiting list for Kootenay Lake B.C. Family Day Fishing Derby

first_img“After conducting a quick survey we estimate that the average out of town anglers will spend $400 on accommodation, gas, food, supplies, boat rentals, fishing charters, fishing equipment and so on,” Di Pietro explains.”As of today we have a waiting list of over 150 people wanting to participate in the 2013 derby and more are calling every day.Di Pietro said there are more than $30,000 in prizes with $15,000 of it cash. Prizes will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. on Monday February 10 at Duck and Dock in Balfour BC.Those include $10,000 Cash for the Longest Rainbow Trout; $1,000 for second,$500 for third and $2,000 cash for the longest Dolly Varden, $1,000 for second, and $500.00 for third. The event is so popular, the 2014 derby is already sold out.So for those lucky fishermen, dig out the best hook for the second annual Kootenay Lake B.C. Family Day Fishing Derby, February 8-10.”The 2012 Fishing derby was a huge success,” said organizer Robert Di Pietro.”(The event) was also completely sold out and we had fantastic weather on the lake that weekend.  During the (first) derby we opened our 2013 online derby pre-registration and within a few days we received over 500 pre-registrations, effectively selling out the 2014 derby.” Di Pietro said more than 350 of these participants are coming from out of town or country, which is great for the local economy. There are many other prizes including an outboard motor, all-inclusive fishing trips to the West coast and Northern Saskatchewan, and multiple draws during the weekend for $100 vouchers from local businesses helping them to promote their business. Di Pietro said anyone can win this derby.You don’t have to be a pro angler,” he said.”Last year the $5,000.00 first place rainbow trout winner, Mr. Higgins of Vernon, told us that he had never caught a fish and Bill Miller from Twin Bay was first place Dolly.”All people have to do is to pre-register there is no cost to do so – pre-registration for 2015 will be open the weekend of the 2014 derby.last_img read more

Tobins are right on ‘Q’ with national award

first_imgThere was delight all round for Tobin’s Service Station in Letterkenny at a gala ceremony in Dublin’s Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road, where the winners of The National Q Mark Awards 2019 were announced.The highest accolade a business in Ireland can achieve, the National Q Mark Awards are given only to companies who reach peak standards of quality and excellence.Tobin’s is a customer-focused, locally owned and operated service station comprising up-to-date convenience store, deli and car wash. The outlet is well-renowned for its superb staff, service and standards. At the black-tie event on Friday night, hosted by journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Healy, Tobin’s was pronounced as this year’s winners in The Q Mark for Hygiene and Food Safety, Recognised for Excellence – Forecourts category.Irene Collins, Managing Director of EIQA, the proud guardians of the Q Mark suite of Quality standards, congratulated the team:She said “This isn’t the first time that Eddie and Annette have taken their team to the top of the Q for high standards of Hygiene and Food Safety. A truly remarkable result…from a truly remarkable team”!The station’s Deli Manager Marian McGarrigle was thrilled. She said “This is a fantastic achievement for our dedicated staff and our business. It also reinforces with our customers that we continue to achieve and maintain excellent standards for food safety. We are proud that the standards of hygiene and food safety that we continuously deliver are worthy of this prestigious national award”.The team at Tobin’s can now proudly display their award on the premises, to let customers and staff know that they’ve earned their place at the premium level of Irish enterprise.Almost 120 companies battled it out for the titles this year, in the drive to win one of what have become known as Ireland’s Oscars of business excellence.The winners of this year’s awards were selected from a list of more than 110 nominees, which was carefully scrutinised by a team of 14 judges from the worlds of enterprise, food safety, academia and more.Tobins are right on ‘Q’ with national award was last modified: October 1st, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Q MarkTobinslast_img read more

Toyota SA explains their continued investment into South Africa

first_imgToyota South Africa Motors CEO explains their continued investment into South Africa  By Tsabeng Nthite – South Africa’s vehicle market remains the biggest in Africa, accounting for 37% of new vehicle sales on the continent. Mr Andrew Kirby, President and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors attributes this to the direction that the South African government has taken to make South African an attractive investment destination.  “The automotive sector is a bright spot for us in South Africa because we have long-term stability of the industrial policy from government, and over the years there has been consistent support from the motor industry,” said Mr Kirby.  Brand South Africa in collaboration with Business Leadership SA – is running a six week campaign to position South Africa as in ideal investment destination. The CEOs Know Campaign  features CEO’s from  multinational corporations based in South Africa who  share insights on the value of their respective organisations’ investment into South Africa. Mr Andrew Kirby, CEO and President of Toyota South Africa is one of the CEO’s featured.“The benefit for us is that we get asset investment support, and we also get support through the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP), which incentivises the production and exports of vehicles which allows us to offset a lot of the initiation costs, and that makes  us  globally competitive,” concluded Mr Kirby. Other  CEO’s  featured include South African Tourism CEO, Mr Sisa Ntshona; the Johannesburg Stock Exchange CEO, Ms Nicky Newton-King; MD and Partner of Goldman Sachs South Africa, Mr Colin Coleman; Executive Head of Anglo American South Africa, Mr Andile Sangqu, as well as CEO of Shell Companies South Africa, Mr Hloniphizwe Mtololast_img read more

NEW SOUTH WALES STATE CUP CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

first_img188 Teams will make the annual pilgrimage to Tuffins Lane in Port Macquarie 1-3 December 2006 for the 30th New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) State Cup. The 2006 NSWTA State Cup will be contested across 15 divisions with entries received from 53 affiliates State wide.This year sees the Men’s and Women’s 20 Years Divisions return to the tournament schedule.A Division Two section in the respective Men’s and Women’s Open will be contested for the first time in the 30 year history of the esteemed event which combines the best of competitive and social atmospheres the sport has to offer. Over 230 Referees will be travelling to Port Macquarie to officiate in 552 games over three days of fast and furious action.The showcase event has a rich and proud history and is Australia’s biggest and most popular adult Touch tournament of its kind.To ensure the tournament runs smoothly, NSWTA Staff  will be supported by the Port Macquarie Volunteers Organisation, and additional NSW Touch volunteers.Pool games commence at 9.00am on Friday 1 December and recommence at 8.00am on Saturday 2 December, with Quarter finals commencing on Sunday 3 December at 8.35am. The Tournament will culminate with the State Cup Grand Finals across all divisions on Sunday afternoon.The premier Women’s Open Division final is at 3.25pm, whilst the Men’s Finalists will tap off on field one at 4.10pm to battle it out for the State Cup crown.For further information and contact details please click on the link to NSWTA website www.nswtouch.com.au and follow the links to the State Cup.last_img read more

a month ago​Milan derby sets record viewing figures for DAZN

first_imgTagsSerie A NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Milan derby sets record viewing figures for DAZNby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSports streaming subscription platform DAZN has revealed that last Saturday’s Milan derby between Serie A rivals AC and Inter was the most watched game ever on its Italian service, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.DAZN did not disclose how many viewers in Italy tuned into the action but said that figures for the match, which saw Inter win 2-0, surpassed its previous record for a top-flight Italian soccer game set by last season’s fixture between Inter and Juventus.Overall it was a record-breaking weekend for DAZN, which said that it registered more than three million hours of streaming viewed on its Italian platform from 20th to 22nd September.”It was a record-breaking weekend for DAZN,” said Veronica Diquattro, DAZN’s executive vice president for Southern Europe. “The Milan-Inter derby was the most followed event ever on our streaming platform, with excellent feedback in terms of quality. We are very happy with the results, which show how streaming remains the core business of our company.” last_img read more

24 days agoKevin De Bruyne forced out of action at Man City

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Kevin De Bruyne forced out of action at Man Cityby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveKevin De Bruyne has been forced out of action at Manchester City.The Sun says he is set to miss two games after a scan on his groin injury.The City midfielder, 28, is out until after the international break later this month and has been ruled out of the weekend clash against Wolves and tonight’s Champions League clash with Dinamo Zagreb.De Bruyne was injured after a heavy tackle from Morgan Schneiderlin and while he was taken off the pitch with ten minutes to play.The former Chelsea star later revealed he was fine, but hasn’t suited up for training since.It’s now expected De Bruyne will be sent for further tests to get the bottom of the problem.The playmaker could also miss Sunday’s game against Wolves – but will then have two weeks to prepare for the trip to Crystal Palace on October 19, thanks to the international break. last_img read more

Stars To Attend Tower Cancer Research Foundation Cancer Free Generation Poker Tournament

first_imgDozens of stars from TV, sports, music and film will ante up and bet big to support talented young cancer researchers and change the future of cancer at Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s (Tower) 4th Annual Ante Up for a Cancer Free Generation Poker Tournament and Casino Night on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Sofitel Hotel, Riviera 31, 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048.Red carpet arrivals begin at 6:00 PM PDT.The event has attracted the support of numerous celebrities who are expected to attend including (in alphabetical order by first name): AJ Buckley (CSI: NY, Seal Team); Angel Parker (Lab Rats, American Crime Story); Baron Davis (former NBA player); Beau Casper Smart (Dirty Dancing, The Perfect Match); Chuck Liddell (UFC Champion); Corey Maggette (former NBA player); David Allen Grier (Comedian); Erin Cummings (Feed the Beast, Madoff); Gilles Marini (Sex and the City, Switched at Birth); Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley (Real Housewives of OC); Hector David Jr. (Power Rangers); James Lesure (Las Vegas, Men at Work); Jamie Gold (Professional Poker Player); Jason Collins (retired NBA player); Jennie Garth (Beverly Hills 90210); Joanna Krupa (Super Model, Actress); Joshua Bowman (Revenge); Katie Cleary (Model, Activist); Kim Glass (Olympic Gold Medalist); Nyambi Nyambi (Mike and Molly); Phillip Keene (Major Crimes); Shanna Moakler (VH1 Hollywood Exes); Steve Howey (Shameless); Tiffany Michelle (Celebrity Poker Professional, Amazing Race); Tito Ortiz (MMA/UFC Champion); Tommy Lasorda (MLB Legend); Tony Denison (Major Crimes); Torrie Wilson (WWE Raw/ WWE Smackdown!); Vanessa Marcil (Las Vegas, General Hospital).Cancer Free Generation (CFG) is the young leadership division of Tower. CFG seeks to identify, among their peers in the Southern California region, visionary and innovative doctors, medical professionals and researchers and enable them to discover and implement new ideas and techniques to conquer cancer.Additionally, CFG’s efforts support young people and their families who have been impacted by cancer, so that they may approach life with renewed strength and optimism. With this dual approach, CFG’s goal is to help ensure that the next generation becomes the first cancer free generation. CFG’s executive committee consists of young professionals working in a variety of fields including finance, law, real estate, entertainment, and medicine. Many members of CFG’s leadership are, themselves, young cancer survivors. Their common vision is the desire to build a more inspired community via connecting interesting and passionate young people who make a difference in the world.PokerStars is generously sponsoring the tournament again this year, along with several other gracious sponsors, including Janis Horn and Roger Ehrlich; Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson, LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates; Herzog, Yuhas, Ehrlich & Ardell, APC; FusionStorm; and Bank of America. Among the top prizes are: A seat in the PokerStars Championship in the Bahamas; A Four-Night Stay at the Ritz Carlton Waikiki; and A Three-Night Stay at the Hilton Los Cabos.Tickets may be purchased at the Tower website or by calling 310.299.8477.last_img read more

RCMP role in First Nation debated after man shot by officer

first_imgAPTN National NewsResidents of Long Plain First Nation are reeling after an RCMP officer shot an arm in the community who was armed with a baseball bat.The man is recovering from the gunshot wound in a Winnipeg hospital.Regina police are investigating the incident.APTN National News reporter Matt Thordarson has this story.last_img

Feds mulling safeguards to prevent surge of cheap steel imports into Canada

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government extended an olive branch of sorts to Donald Trump’s tough-on-trade White House on Tuesday as it began exploring how best to address industry concerns that U.S. tariffs are turning a trickle of foreign steel imports into a torrent.Over the next 15 days, Ottawa will seek input from producers, users and the public as it considers imposing “safeguards” on the import of several steel products, said Finance Minister Bill Morneau. The measures, if applied, could include quotas, surtaxes or a combination of both.If the consultation period identifies a risk of potential damage to the Canadian industry, then Ottawa will impose safeguards in an “expeditious manner,” Morneau told a news conference in Hamilton, Ont.The main goal is protect Canada’s steel industry, the government insists — but taking a stand against cheap steel imports will have a vital side effect: appeasing the Trump administration.The White House has complained that Canada has opened a back door to the American market, allowing for an invasion of bargain-basement steel into the U.S. from places like China.U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in June that the steel and aluminum tariffs Washington imposed on Canada and other allies were designed to force them to address the overproduction and overcapacity of steel around the world.The Trump administration has also drawn direct links between steel imports, tariffs and the ongoing efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.With the crucial U.S.-Canada trading relationship at a low point, it’s in Ottawa’s interest to show Trump that Canada is taking action on the diversion and dumping of steel.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland has insisted that Canada introduced stronger safeguards on steel well before the U.S. imposed the tariffs in June. At the same time, however, Ottawa acknowledged more work was necessary and promised to consult with industry on safeguards.In unveiling his plan Tuesday, Morneau said worries about cheap, foreign steel finding its way into Canada have grown since the application of the U.S. duties on steel imports against numerous countries.The levies have put producers in other parts of the world on a quest to find new markets, such as Canada, he said.“We’ve seen increases in imports,” Morneau said, although he did not offer specifics. “That surge in imports leads us to be concerned that we need to consider what measures to take.”International trade rules enable a country to introduce safeguards to protect its domestic market when it finds itself in an unusual situation, said Morneau, arguing that the expected fallout from the U.S. tariffs qualifies as an “exceptional circumstance.”The consultations will focus on products that could see safeguard action: steel plates, concrete reinforcing bars, energy tubular products, hot-rolled sheets, pre-painted steels, stainless steel wire and wire rods.Joe Galimberti, the president of the Canadian Steel Producers Association, welcomed the consultations, noting that industry has been seeing increased import activity from offshore sources.“This is a serious, serious challenge for the industry and a flood would truly be devastating to a lot of our producers,” he said.Some industries in Canada that use steel have already started urging Ottawa not to proceed with safeguards.The Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel, which represents construction steel suppliers, fabricators, service centres, and importers, warns that safeguards would put more than 60,000 construction jobs in the country at risk.“The government needs to be really cautious about this,” said Jesse Goldman, a lawyer representing the coalition, which also has support from labour unions.The retaliatory steel tariffs introduced by Canada against the U.S. in response to the American levies are already providing a lot of protection for the steel industry, Goldman said. Imposing safeguards on the rest of the world would likely cause a supply shortage of steel in Canada, he added.Lawrence Herman, a Toronto-based trade lawyer with Herman and Associates, said the overcapacity of steel has been a chronic issue for years on the international stage. He called the safeguards “absolutely necessary.”“The world is awash in excess steel,” Herman said.“Hopefully, it will show the U.S. administration — the Trump White House — that on steel matters, Canada and the U.S. have common interests.”Morneau insisted Tuesday that there’s no connection between NAFTA talks and the steel issue.The federal government has been in a holding pattern on NAFTA as it awaits the conclusion of high-level, one-on-one talks between the deal’s two other partners, the U.S. and Mexico. Those bilateral talks are now in their fourth straight week.Some observers fear Canada’s absence could force Ottawa’s hand if a deal is reached between the U.S. and Mexico.In an interview Monday, Trump trade adviser Kevin Hassett told the FOX Business Network that the U.S. and Mexico were very close to a deal on NAFTA. A bilateral agreement between the U.S. and Mexico would be “good news for a deal with Canada,” he added.“I think the hope is the Mexican deal becomes a model for what Canada accepts with us as well,” said Hassett, the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.— with files from Tara Deschamps in Hamilton, Ont.last_img read more