Matrix raises sights with £350m fund

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UN opens probe into alleged child sexual exploitation in Haiti

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional UN opens probe into alleged child sexual exploitation in Haiti by: – January 24, 2012 9 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Map of Haiti. Photo credit: merriam-webster.comNEW YORK, USA — The United Nations announced on Monday that it is investigating two cases of sexual exploitation of children allegedly committed by its police personnel in Haiti.The first case involves UN Police (UNPOL) officers based in the capital, Port-au-Prince, while the second case involves one or more members of the Formed Police Unit (FPU) in Gonaives, UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters in New York. “The United Nations is outraged by these allegations and takes its responsibility to deal with them extremely seriously,” stated Nesirky. He added that the police contributing countries concerned have been informed. However, unlike cases involving UN military personnel, investigations into allegations involving UN police personnel fall under the responsibility of the UN. For this reason, a UN team was dispatched to Haiti on Saturday to investigate the allegations. The UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) stated in a news release that an investigation was immediately opened after the allegations were made. In addition, the UN Police Commissioner relieved the two suspects of their duties as a precaution to prevent them from having any contact with the population and to prevent any attempts to interfere with the investigation.“I want to reiterate my commitment to uphold the policy of zero tolerance of abuse by the staff of the Mission” said Mariano Fernández, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of MINUSTAH. “Each member of the UN personnel, whether he or she is a civilian, member of the military or police, must observe a standard of exemplary conduct. This is a commitment that is required when joining the United Nations, anywhere in the world. We will continue to take the strictest measures to ensure, where appropriate, that the perpetrators of such acts are punished with the utmost severity,” he added.The UN has a strategy in place to assist victims of exploitation and sexual abuse. In Haiti, MINUSTAH implements it in coordination with other UN agencies and national stakeholders. This mechanism is meant to guarantee that the victims receive medical and psychological support as fast as possible.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

‘Cleansburg-Greensburg’ prepares for Stellar Committee

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Greensburg residents are organizing a “Cleansburg-Greensburg” event for Saturday, September 30. Volunteers are asked to me at the parking lot at the corner of Main and Franklin Streets at 9 a.m. and be ready to cleanup downtown.The Greensburg Chamber of Commerce is organizing the event in preparation for a visit by the Stellar Communities Committee on October 3. Board member Susan Burkhart says even if you can’t participate in the event to do what you can to pick up trash and litter wherever you can prior to the inspection.Greensburg is competing with Madison and Vincennes for the honor.Launched in 2011, the Stellar Communities Designation Program is a multi-agency partnership designed to recognize Indiana’s smaller communities that have identified comprehensive community and economic development projects and activities as well as next steps and key partnerships. Winning the designation make the city eligible for very valuable grant programs.last_img read more

John C. Lemen

first_imgJohn C. Lemen, 69, beloved husband of Joan M. Lemen, of Summerville, SC passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017. John was born July 29, 1947 in Osgood, IN to the late John Carl Sr. and Cora Louise Cranfill Lemen. He was a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and Georgia Mason University in Virginia. He was a resident of Del Webb in Summerville, and was a retired Banker and Banking Consultant. He was an avid bicyclist and photographer. He also loved singing in numerous choral groups for many years, most recently at Bethany UMC. John has now gone to join the Heavenly Choir. In addition to his wife Joan Lemen, he leaves behind his daughter, Amanda Lemen of Brooklyn, NY; son, Timothy Lemen of Portland, OR; and his brother, Dan (Ella Mae) Lemen of Muncie, IN .A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Neal’s Funeral Home with doors opening at 10:00 am and the service will begin at 11:00 am . Burial will follow at the Greendale Cemetery near Osgood.In lieu of flowers, memorials in John’s name may be made to Greendale Cemetery c/o Neal’s Funeral Home.last_img read more

Timothy Walston

first_imgFuneral services for Timothy will be at 7 PM Wednesday November 15, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church 9901 Central Ave. Dillsboro, In 47018 with Rev Richard Kolaskey officiating.    Visitation will also be Wednesday 4-7PM at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Trinity Lutheran Church.   Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro entrusted with arrangements. Timothy B. Walston, 58 of Versailles passed away November 12, 2017 at Mercy Health-West, Cincinnati.  Timothy was born Friday April 3, 1959 the son of Donald and Wilma (Bushman) Walston. He married Rebecca (Swango) Walston on March 8, 1980 and she survives.  He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro. He belonged to the Carpenters Local Union 758 in Indianapolis, and later 1142 in Lawrenceburg, and he retired from Community Mental Health as a maintenance supervisor.   He enjoyed fishing, gardening, riding his “Harley” and riding his John Deere tractor around.  He enjoyed his family the most; spending time with his two grandchildren.Timothy is survived by wife: Becky Walston of Versailles; sons: Travis (Renee) Walston of Evansville, IN; daughter: Amber (Billy) Meyer of Milan; brother Jay (Melissa) Walston of Dillsboro. 2 Grandchildren:  Zoey Maria Meyer and Jackson William Meyer. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother: Steven M. Walstonlast_img read more

Liverpool legend explains Solskjaer is wasting his time with Ighalo deal

first_img Ighalo moved to Old Trafford on deadline day in January and impressed before the season was brought to a halt, scoring four goals in three starts. Initially brought in as a stopgap to cover for Marcus Rashford’s back injury, Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted earlier in the season that Nigeria international Ighalo had played himself into contention for a permanent deal. Previous reports suggested that the striker’s parent club, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, would demand £20million from United for the player if Solskjaer was thinking about keeping him at Old Trafford. Speaking to Bonus Code Bets, however, Barnes explained that – with the current financial uncertainties surrounding football expected to push transfer fees down – United should be looking for cheaper alternatives. The former Liverpool striker also admitted, though, that Ighalo’s form presents a forward who would be a “decent signing” in normal circumstances. Promoted ContentWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World “When you think about Odion Ighalo, a proven goal scorer and has experience in the Premier League, then £20m is very good value in this market,” Barnes said. “However, if you are looking at the current situation with coronavirus and the transfer market, with a player who won’t necessarily start every game, he is not worth the money. “Under normal circumstances, £20m is nothing for a player in the transfer market, If I look at an overall player, someone who is happy to be a squad player and will help back-up players like Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, then yes, he would be a decent signing for Manchester United.” While reports are suggesting that United are considering offering Ighalo a permanent deal at Old Trafford, it has also been claimed that they are struggling to keep him until the end of the season. read also:Man Utd in serious Ighalo dilemma after stern Shanghai Shenhua demand While the Premier League agreed to provide short-term extensions to players whose contracts run out on June 30 in order to see them through the season, Ighalo’s short-ter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… John Barnes has said that Manchester United would be paying above the odds if they agreed to sign Odion Ighalo on a permanent deal for £20million.last_img read more

State announces 115 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today reported 115 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed through ISDH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 477 the total number of Hoosiers diagnosed following corrections to the previous day’s total. Fourteen Hoosiers have died.A total of 3,356 tests have been reported to ISDH to date, up from 2,931 on Monday.Marion County had the most new cases, at 67. The complete list of counties with cases is included in the ISDH COVID-19 dashboard at

William Ray Allen

first_imgWilliam Ray Allen, age 69 of Aurora, Indiana passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville.  The son of Grady and Lorah (nee: Beaver) Allen was born on July 9, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio.William loved being outdoors. He liked to go fishing with his brother Don and enjoyed trout fishing the most. The avid reader was also quite the Nascar fan. Mostly he just liked spending time with his grandkids and spoiling them like grandpas do.He is survived by his daughters, Melonie Stephenson of Sunman, IN and Sarah Allen of Trenton, OH; four grandchildren, Geryn, Liyah, Alayna and Morgan; along with his brother Don Allen and sister, Connie Bailey.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Allen and sister Helen Baxley.The family chose cremation, services may be at a later date. Meyers Funeral Home is assisting the family.You are welcome to leave a message at on William’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.last_img read more

Nadal pulls out of US Open

first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend World number two Rafael Nadal has announced that he will not be taking part in the US Open, which is due to start later this month.The tournament is set to be the first major to take place since the coronavirus pandemic struck, but Nadal has decided the risk is too great. He took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to announce his decision to fans, and slammed the tennis calendar as “barbaric”.Nadal said: “After many thoughts I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it.“We know that the reduced tennis calendar is barbaric this year after 4 months stopped with no play, I understand and thank for the efforts they are putting in to make it happen. We have just seen the announcement of Madrid not being played this year.“All my respects to the USTA, the US Open organisers and the ATP for trying to put the event together for the players and the fans around the world through TV.“This is a decision I never wanted to take but I have decided to follow my heart this time and for the time being I rather not travel.” The news comes on the same day that it was announced the Madrid Open would be cancelled, with COVID cases in Spain on the rise again and fears of a second spike of the virus growing.Nadal has won four US Open titles in the past and currently sits just one win behind Roger Federer in the all-time men’s Grand Slam titles list, with the Swiss on 20 and Nadal on 19.—Tags: Rafael NadalUS Openlast_img read more

Kagawa: No regrets over United move

first_img As he also suffered a significant knee injury that kept him out for nearly two months, the 24-year-old could be forgiven if he felt a rather big mistake had been made with his career. Yet he insists watching Dortmund lose that all-German final against Bayern Munich at Wembley in May just made him more determined. “I was proud to see my former team play in the Champions League final, and I was very excited for them – but it didn’t make me feel I had made the wrong choice,” he said. “In fact it made me feel stronger because I want to be on the same field in future.” There were high points, in particular a hat-trick against Norwich in April. But Kagawa summed up his feelings in a Japanese TV interview shortly after linking up with his team-mates for the latest leg of their five-match pre-season tour. “It was a tough time for me with a lot going on in my head. I am not happy with my performance for the team at all,” he said. “I didn’t score that much and I also had my injury. Kagawa was a central figure in Dortmund’s back-to-back Bundesliga triumphs, but left Germany last summer when he opted to join Manchester United in a £17million deal. Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp claimed it broke his heart to see Kagawa leave, and then end up playing on the left wing rather than his preferred central position. Shinji Kagawa has a renewed sense of purpose after watching Borussia Dortmund reach last season’s Champions League final. “It was great we won the league. I just don’t feel that I achieved everything that I wanted. “For me personally, it wasn’t a good season.” Kagawa clearly has a lot of affection for Dortmund. Indeed, he claims he would like to return one day if the conditions were right. However, he has important work ahead of him, proving to new manager David Moyes he is a top-class talent and just the man to step in for Wayne Rooney should the England forward get his wish to join Chelsea. According to Moyes, predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson spoke “in glowing terms” of Kagawa. But those words will mean little unless he matches them with deeds on the pitch. “I have met the manager for the first time and we had a talk in the car on the way here,” Kagawa said as he addressed the media ahead of Tuesday’s encounter with Yokohama F Marinos. “We still need to spend more time together to get to know each other. “I am looking forward to building a relationship with him.” Press Associationlast_img read more