World Congress IX Director Flays Amnesty International’s Pro-Prostitution Policy

first_imgMedia Release World Congress of Families 13 August 2015   On Tuesday, Amnesty International adopted a policy of decriminalizing prostitution. In response, Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, executive director of the World Congress of Families IX (which will meet in Salt Lake City on Oct. 27-30), issued the following statement:“This decision by a leading international human rights advocacy group is a major blow for the protection of vulnerable women and children. It is a pivotal victory for the brothel owners, pimps, sex traffickers and johns who can now claim that their actions are acceptable and there’s nothing wrong with what they do.“The Amnesty vote takes away the meager protections given to those who are exploited, dehumanized and in numerous other ways now have the last remaining human rights stripped from them. The vote greatly increases the inhumane power of the exploiters and significantly increases the likelihood that victims will be subjected to more abuse and brutality at the hands of their exploiters.”Dr. Crouse, whose work against sex trafficking earned an “Abolitionist Award” by the George W. Bush State Department, argued against such a proposal at a February 2010 Oxford Union Debate, where she said, “Prostitution is not like ‘Pretty Woman,’ where a glamorous prostitute earns big money from handsome johns; the majority end up drug-addicted, bruised and battered.”Take a look at some commonly acknowledged facts:Street prostitutes often service as many as 10-15 men a night and barely scrape by while their pimps make over a half-million dollars a year.Prostitutes call their work “paid rape,” and they all have had friends who “didn’t make it out alive.”Nearly half of prostituted women attempt suicide, and according to Dr. Melissa Farley’s research, the vast majority (almost 90 percent) desperately want out.A sex trafficking fact sheet compiled by Farley states that 80 percent of prostitutes were assaulted by their pimps and more than one-third receive death threats aimed at themselves and their families.A study at Metropolitan University revealed that after Australia legalized prostitution, unregistered brothels (operating outside of regulations) increased dramatically – pulling thousands of vulnerable women into prostitution and significantly increasing the number of women with STDs and other infections.The United States State Department notes that pimps control 80-95 percent of all forms of prostitution. Nearly 70 percent of those in prostitution entered before age 16, with the average age of entry in the U.S. being 12 years old.Today, William Wilberforce’s abolitionist campaign in the 19th century against slavery is considered a great moral and human rights victory. Crouse concluded, “The war against johns, pimps and traffickers is the slavery issue of our time. Amnesty International has come down on the wrong side of history by voting on a policy decriminalizing prostitution.”last_img read more

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‘​Madden 20’ Superstar X-Factors: Here are the 50 NFL players with special abilities and how to use them

first_imgMadden 20 Superstar X-Factor playersArizona Cardinals: Chandler JonesAtlanta Falcons: Julio Jones (XF), Matt Ryan, Keanu NealBaltimore Ravens: Earl Thomas (XF), Lamar JacksonBuffalo Bills: Micah HydeCarolina Panthers: Luke Kuechly (XF), Christian McCaffrey (XF), Cam Newton (XF)Chicago Bears: Khalil Mack (XF), Eddie Jackson, (XF), Kyle Fuller, Tarik CohenCincinnati Bengals: Geno Atkins (XF), A.J. Green (XF)Cleveland Browns: Odell Beckham Jr. (XF), Myles Garrett (XF), Denzel Ward, Nick Chubb, Baker MayfieldDallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott (XF), Byron Jones (XF), DeMarcus Lawrence (XF), Leighton Vander Esch, Tyron Smith, Zack MartinDenver Broncos: Von Miller (XF), Chris Harris Jr. (XF)Detroit Lions: Damon Harrison, Darius SlayGreen Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers (XF), David Bakhtiari, Davante AdamsHouston Texans: DeAndre Hopkins (XF), J.J. Watt (XF), Jadeveon Clowney, Deshaun WatsonIndianapolis Colts: Andrew Luck (XF), T.Y. Hilton, Darius LeonardJacksonville Jaguars: Jalen Ramsey (XF), Calais Campbell (XF)Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes (XF), Travis Kelce (XF), Mitchell SchwartzLos Angeles Chargers: Philip Rivers (XF), Melvin Gordon (XF), Joey Bosa (XF), Derwin James (XF), Keenan AllenLos Angeles Rams: Aaron Donald (XF), Todd Gurley (XF), Andrew WithworthMiami Dolphins: Xavien HowardMinnesota Vikings: Harrison Smith (XF), Adam Thielen (XF), Stefon Diggs, Danielle HunterNew England Patriots: Tom Brady (XF), Stephon Gilmore (XF), Julian EdelmanNew Orleans Saints: Michael Thomas (XF), Drew Brees (XF), Cameron Jordan (XF), Alvin Kamara (XF), Marshon Lattimore, Terron ArmsteadNew York Giants: Saquon Barkley (XF)New York Jets: Le’Veon Bell (XF), Jamal Adams, C.J. MosleyOakland Raiders: Antonio Brown (XF), Rodney HudsonPhiladelphia Eagles: Fletcher Cox (XF), Zach Ertz (XF)Pittsburgh Steelers: JuJu Smith-Schuster (XF), Ben Roethlisberger (XF), T.J. Watt, David DeCastroSan Francisco 49ers: Richard Sherman (XF), George Kittle (XF)Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson (XF), Bobby Wagner (XF)Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Mike EvansTennessee Titans: Jurrell CaseyWashington Redskins: Ryan Kerrigan, Landon Collins, Trent WilliamsMORE: Here are the best offenses to use in Madden 20 | Best defenses EA Sports https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/42/d5/madden-nfl-20-superstars-myles-garrett_m6gg5zoepgee1cax8k6egv7rd.jpg?t=626485604&w=500&quality=80 One of the most anticipated new features for the upcoming “Madden NFL 20” involves how players are being better differentiated by skill level and style through what’s being called Superstar X-Factors.With the new feature, players will see their unique abilities enhanced on the field when designated with these special traits. It’s a fairly exclusive club considering only 50 players are Superstar X-Factors at any given time and another 30 are in a lower tier called simply Superstar, with a handful of offensive lineman receiving an ability only in Franchise Mode. The additional X-Factor given to that top 50 is specially activated when a player in in the “zone.” MADDEN 20 RATINGS: Top players by position | Best, worst team overallsFor example, Aaron Donald can apply pressure on the quarterback even when engaged in a block. Philip Rivers will have his throw accuracy unaffected by pressure. Those players can be knocked out of the “zone,” which is important to creating competitive balance. The standard abilities that all of the Superstar players hold will always be present. The Saints and Cowboys stand above the rest of the league. They have six Superstars apiece, with many of them X-Factors. The Chargers and Browns follow with five each. The Bears, Steelers, Texans and Vikings are also especially strong.At the bottom of the league are the Bills, Cardinals, Dolphins and Titans, who don’t have any X-Factors and just a single Superstar. The Buccaneers, Giants and Lions are also on the weak end of the league.MADDEN 20 REVIEW: The good, the bad and the new from EA Sports Superstars and Superstar X-Factors will updated throughout the season based on player performance.”Madden NFL 20″ is open to play now through a 10-hour trial with an EA Access subscription on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The game officially releases July 30 (Superstar Edition for $80) and Aug. 2 (Standard Edition) and includes a new Career Mode featuring some college teams. The Standard Edition of the game is available for $50.94 through Amazon.Bryan Wiedey posts sports gaming news and analysis daily at Pastapadre.com, is co-founder of the sports gaming site HitThePass.com, hosts the “Press Row Podcast” and can be reached on Twitter @Pastapadre.last_img read more

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South Africa COSAFA U-20 champs, Uganda Hippos 4th

first_imgGroup C                      P          W        D          L          GF        GA       GD       PtsLesotho                       3          1          2          0          2          1          +1        5Zimbabwe                  3          1          2          0          1          0          +1        5Namibia                      3          1          1          1          2          2          0          4Angola                                    3          0          1          2          0          2          -2         1TOURNAMENT STATSMatches Played: 22Goals scored: 39Biggest victory: Egypt 3 Uganda 1 (Third-Place Play-Off, December 16)Most goals in a game: 5 – Swaziland 2 Malawi 3 (Group A, December 6)GOALSCORERS4 goals – Muhammad Shaban (Uganda)3 – Abdelrahman Amr (Egypt), Lyle Foster (South Africa), Luvuyo Mkatshana (South Africa),2 – Roshdi Ashraf (Egypt), Order Mamba (Swaziland), Francisco Mwepu (Zambia), Patrick Phiri (Malawi), Raboama Koloti (Lesotho), Muzi Tsabedze (Swaziland)1 – Hussein Abdelkader (Egypt), Peter Banda (Malawi), Kamo-Kamo Cumbane (Mozambique), Romario Hawiseb (Namibia), Domingos Junior (Mozambique), Mohamed Karem (Egypt), Francisco Madinga (Malawi), Rethabile Mokokoane (Lesotho), Stephen Mukwala (Uganda), Enzo Mungendje (Namibia), King Nasama (Zimbabwe), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (South Africa), Allan Okello (Uganda), Kamogelo Sambo (South Africa).Share on: WhatsApp Zambia                        3          1          1          1          2          2          0          4Swaziland                   3          0          1          2          4          7          -3         1Group B                      P          W        D          L          GF        GA       GD       PtsSouth Africa               3          3          0          0          5          1          +4        9Egypt                          3          2          0          1          4          2          +2        6Mozambique              3          1          0          2          2          2          0          3Mauritius                    3          0          0          3          0          6          -6         0 Roshdi Ashraf of Egypt gets away from Abdelmoaty Mahmoud of Egypt during the 2017 COSAFA U20 3rd Place Playoff football match. Egypt beat Uganda for 3rd place. COURTESY PHOTOS BackpagePix/Cosafa mediaSouth Africa 2 Lesotho 1; Egypt 3 Uganda 1Kitwe, Zambia | COSAFA MEDIA | South Africa claimed their sixth regional title after a 2-1 victory over Lesotho in the final of the 2017 Mopani Copper Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championships at the Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe, Zambia on Saturday.Lyle Foster and Kamogelo Sambo bagged the goals for the South Africans, while Rethabile Mokokoane replied with an excellent long-range effort for Lesotho, who remain without a victory in the competition after three final defeats.North African guest nation Egypt finished third when they beat fellow invitees Uganda 3-1 in the third-place play-off.South Africa were head inside five minutes when Lyle Foster scored his third goal of the tournament with a neat finish into the bottom corner after Luvuyo Mkatshana had been tackled in the box.    And Amajita made it 2-0 just before halftime when Kamogelo Sambo bundled the ball home after Keanu Cupido’s close-range effort had been blocked by substitute Lesotho goalkeeper Silase Kopano.Lesotho almost found a way back into the game late in the first half when Bonang Mohapi’s free-kick struck a post and bounced away to safety.   Lesotho pulled a goal back in fine fashion when Rethabile Mokokoane, who had only been on the pitch for a matter of minutes, shot from 40-yards, the ball nestling in the top corner as South Africa goalkeeper Sanele Tshabalala appeared to react late to the could not keep the ball out.Lesotho might have equalized soon afterwards when Mokoteli Mohapi found himself with an empty net to aim at, but he side-footed his shot wide.   Egypt collected the bronze medal with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Uganda in the earlier match.The North Africans were ahead on 19 minutes as Roshdi Ashraf swept a hard and low shot past diving Uganda goalkeeper Eric Kibowa at the near post.  But Uganda drew level as Muhammad Shaban headed home a minute before the break, his fourth of the competition and a goal they deserved for the pressure they had applied.Ashraf netted his second when he reacted quickest to a shot that had rebounded off the post and buried the loose ball.    Allan Okello had a superb chance to equalize again for the Ugandans, but he put his diving header wide of the goal.The win was secured for Egypt though deep into injury-time when Abdelrahman Amr volleyed home a superb long-range effort for his third goal of the competition.David Owori of Uganda challenged by Mohamed Mahfouz of Egypt .The Player of the Tournament award went to Mkatshana, while Shaban claimed the Golden Boot. Monaheng Ramalefane was named the Goalkeeper of the Tournament prize, while Lesotho picked up the Fair Play Award.SATURDAY’S RESULTSThird-Place Play-Off Egypt 3 (Ashraf 19′, 59’, A. Amr 90’) Uganda 1 (Shaban 44’)FinalSouth Africa 2 (Foster 5’, Sambo 40’) Lesotho 1 (Mokokoane 59’)STANDINGSGroup A                      P          W        D          L          GF        GA       GD       Pts Uganda                       3          1          2          0          5          3          +2        5Malawi                        3          1          2          0          4          3          +1        5last_img read more

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Jeffrey Epstein Death Ruled Suicide

first_imgOfficials ruled the death of millionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein a suicide on Friday.The autopsy cited his official cause of death as suicide by hanging, according to The New York City Medical Examiner.Epstein was being held in the federal facility while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.Correctional officers found Epstein unconscious last Saturday and took him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.He was found just days after he was taken off suicide watch.Since Epstein was charged for sex trafficking, the case has been a constant source of shocking revelations, and his death was no different.Conspiracy theories after his death went viral almost immediately.An outrageously popular theory is that the Clintons orchestrated his murder.Suspicion of foul-play intensified after an initial autopsy revealed Epstein sustained multiple broken bones in his neck. Before his death, speculation arose that Epstein who never married or had children spread his DNA by impregnating his victims.A Florida-based genealogical company is now looking into claims made by those who could be related to the disgraced financier.The autopsy report seemingly answers questions that were fueling speculation about his death.However, it remains unclear whether the conspiracy theories surrounding Epstein’s life and death will ever be put to rest.last_img read more

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