More Men than Women Victims of Domestic Violence – US study

first_imgMen Web February 2012More men than women were victims of intimate partner physical violence within the past year, according to a national study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of Justice. According to the National NISVS – More men than women victims of IPV – pie chartIntimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (hereinafter NISVS) released in December, 2011, within the last 12 months an estimated 5,365,000 men and 4,741,000 women were victims of intimate partner physical violence. (Black, M.C. et al., 2011, Tables 4.1 and 4.2) 1 This finding contrasts to the earlier National Violence Against Women Survey (Tjaden, P. G., & Thoennes, N., 2000)(hereinafter NVAWS), which estimated that 1.2 million women and 835,000 men were victims of intimate partner physical violence in the preceding 12 months. (One-year prevalence “are considered to be more accurate [than lifetime rates] because they do not depend on recall of events long past” (Straus, 2005, p. 60))If one adds in rape (606,000 victims) the total is 5,427,000 women-but there is an issue of double-counting of an incident as both rape and intimate partner physical violence. 2 Of the lifetime rape victims, 82.8% were also victims of physical violence. This suggests that a sizeable portion of the 606,000 rape victims are included in the 5,427,000 physical violence victims. But even if one ignores the double-counting of rape and physical violence, the number of female victims of  rape and/or physical violence is 5,427,000 for women, contrasted with 5,365,000 male victims of physical violence, so it is safe to say that about half of the victims of physical violence are men.There is a significant difference between the NVAWS and NISVS surveys, in the number of victims of physical violence (4,741,000 vs. 1,300,000 women and 5,365,000 vs. 835,000 men), for which I have no explanation. 3 Surveys – IPV Bar chartIn the 2001 NVAWS survey, some 38% of the victims of intimate physical violence were men, but in the 2011 NISVS survey 53% were men. This is consistent with earlier studies showing that between 1975 and 1992 (Straus and Gelles, 1988, Straus, 1995), between 1998 and 2005 (Catalano , 2005) and between 2009 and 2010 (Truman, 2011, Table 6) violence against women dropped but violence against males stayed steady. (As a point of reference, Statistics Canada (2006, 2011) reports that 45.5% of the victims of present or former spousal violence were men. The 2010 National Crime Victimization Survey (Truman, 2011, Table 5) shows only 407,700 female and 101,530 male victims of intimate partner violence: for women that’s less than a tenth of the victims reported in NISVS.)This drop in intimate partner violence against females and steady rate of violence against males raises an interesting policy question. Given that there are many thousands of support programs, Web sites and public-interest media items for female victims of domestic violence, and no programs and only a handful of Web sites for male victims, perhaps males, but not females, have got the message that domestic violence is wrong. There are many programs for men to stand up against domestic violence by men, and no programs urging women to stand up against domestic violence by women.http://www.batteredmen.com/NISVS.htmlast_img read more

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D.O. Sports’ 10-most newsworthy stories of the fall

first_imgThe Daily Orange has worked to keep you covered on all the biggest news in Syracuse sports this fall. From a major college football upset to two basketball player’s departures from the team. From an individual national title to the cancellation of a fall season due to mumps. From one of Jim Boeheim’s sons playing against him to the other committing to play for him.We’ve been there with all the updates you needed all fall. As the semester comes to a close, here’s our list of the 10-most newsworthy Syracuse sports events from the past few months.Behind ‘out of body experience,’ Justyn Knight wins NCAA individual titlePaul Schlesinger | Asst. Photo EditorSyracuse expected to compete for the men’s team title at the NCAA Championships in Louisville but only finished 13th. The day was not lost, though, as Justyn Knight won the national title individually. He had finished fourth two years ago and second last year. This year, he finished in front of everyone and in his last Syracuse cross country race was a national champion.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse pulls off monumental upset of No. 2 Clemson, 27-24Todd Michalek | Staff PhotographerSyracuse didn’t win a game after Oct. 13 this season. But on that day, the Orange pulled off what was perhaps the biggest upset of the college football season. SU will sit at home during bowl season while Clemson plays as the top seed in the College Football Playoff.Seton Hall confirms transfer of Taurean ThompsonDaily Orange File PhotoTaurean Thompson averaged 9.2 points per game as a freshman at Syracuse. He transferred to Seton Hall, though, and is now sitting out a year before he is eligible to play for the Pirates.In NCAA-mandated interviews, SU athletes voiced advising concerns, dissatisfaction with facilitiesSara Schleicher | Staff PhotographerA University Senate report compiling information from the NCAA-mandated interviews showed that some athletes felt forced into majors they didn’t want. All of the athletes’ comments included in the report were anonymous.Citing “an abundance of caution,” Syracuse sits out Deyhontsigwa’ehs The Creator’s Game Lacrosse WeekendDaily Orange File PhotoSyracuse announced that at least one player had been diagnosed with the mumps when it withdrew from Deyhontsigwa’ehs The Creator’s Game Lacrosse Weekend. Eventually, both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams at Syracuse canceled their fall seasons.Geno Thorpe leaves Syracuse basketballTodd Michalek | Staff PhotographerAfter playing in six games for the Orange, Syracuse announced that Geno Thorpe was leaving the team due to personal reasons. Eventually, The Daily Orange spoke to Thorpe’s father and learned more.3-star Buddy Boeheim officially commits to SyracuseDaily Orange File PhotoJim Boeheim’s Class of 2018 became a lot more familiar to him on Sept. 8 when his younger son, Buddy, committed to the Orange. Buddy chose SU over Gonzaga and Massachusetts, among other schools. He had played for nearby Jamesville-DeWitt High School before spending his senior year at Brewster (New Hampshire) Academy.Babers: Syracuse quarterback Dungey will be ‘ready to go’ against Wake ForestColin Davy | Staff PhotographerEric Dungey had been injured in Syracuse’s loss to Florida State the week before SU took on Wake Forest. Leading up to that contest, Dino Babers said Dungey was “good to go.” But Dungey wouldn’t play again this fall and eventually had right-foot surgery.Jimmy Boeheim plays first collegiate game against his father, Syracuse head coach Jim BoeheimTodd Michalek | Staff PhotographerJimmy Boeheim, Jim Boeheim’s oldest son, made his collegiate debut for Cornell in the Carrier Dome. He even hit a 3-pointer on the first possession of the game. After the game, Jimmy said his dad told him: “I was close to having a good game.”Gov. Andrew Cuomo, officials announce Syracuse Chiefs sale to New York MetsAndrew Graham | Asst. Sports EditorThe Community Baseball Club of Central New York had owned the Syracuse Chiefs. The Chiefs had been the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. But at the end of the current agreement with the Nationals in 2018, the New York Mets will be the Chiefs’ new owner and major-league affiliate. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 12, 2017 at 4:30 pmlast_img read more

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Special court sitting to be held after rally weekend arrests

first_imgThere will be a special sitting of the Letterkenny District Court tonight (Sunday) to hear cases from the rally weekend.Gardaí dealt with a high number of arrests in the past three days following various incidents in and around Letterkenny. Forty-one people were arrested on a busy Saturday night and sixteen arrests were carried out on Friday. Offences included public order, misuse of drugs, dangerous driving, drink driving, assault and the assault of a Garda member.A small number of those cases are expected to come before the special court sitting tonight.Special court sitting to be held after rally weekend arrests was last modified: June 23rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

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LinkedIn Hits 50 Million Users; Still a Roach Motel (Updated)

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Updated at 11:30 PST with comment from LinkedIn. One million new people signed up for LinkedIn accounts already this month, taking the professional social network past the 50 million user mark. LinkedIn has some of the most valuable user data in all of social networking, not just because its members are disproportionately wealthy, but because the site is one of the only places you can find a person’s occupational information and history. “What do you do for a living” is one of the most potent questions a person can be asked and online that means LinkedIn. Unfortunately, in this era of data portability and connected social networks, LinkedIn isn’t playing very nicely. Every time I see a new social application online I think “it sure would be nice if a person’s job title and employer were displayed along side their profile on this service.” Where is that information? LinkedIn! Who won’t let startups access that info? LinkedIn!Programmatic access to LinkedIn data is reserved for a very select few high-profile API partners. The company appears to operate under the assumption that only heavyweight partners could move the needle for its bottom line, not a thriving ecosystem of independent innovators. Hardly surprising for a company that spends so much of its time in public talking about how wealthy its users are.FriendFeed used to include updates to your LinkedIn profile in the activity streams it displayed. That was great, but there was nothing official going on – FriendFeed was scraping LinkedIn. When LinkedIn added a layer of obfuscation over its HTML, FriendFeed took the hint and stopped, the now Facebook-owned company says.Why not make LinkedIn all the more valuable by making it the currency that social sites all around the web make us of? Would that not drive all the more people to LinkedIn itself, to fill out their profiles there? It’s possible that LinkedIn has done a serious analysis of the benefits of a developer ecosystem vs. very limited partnerships and come to the conclusion that it has – but it still seems like a real shame.Imagine the innovation that could be made possible by developer access to LinkedIn! Congratulations to LinkedIn for hitting 50 million users. Now please open up the data! Otherwise we’ll have to cheer for a more open competitor to challenge your dominance in this market.Update: Adam Nash, Vice President, Search & Platform Products at LinkedIn, says things are set to improve in the future. Below in comments he writes: “Marshall, I think you’ll be quite happy with our plans for improvements to our APIs. Stay tuned.” Fantastic! Let’s see what you’ve got, Adam. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#news#NYT#social networks#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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DC helps special girl live her dream

first_imgIt was a dream come true for 15-year-old differently abled Anmol Beri in Punjab’s Ferozepur on Friday when she stepped into the shoes of a Deputy Commissioner for an entire day.Anmol, suffering from locomotor and dwarfism, was invited by Ferozepur Deputy Commissioner Chander Gaind to fulfil her dream of being a Deputy Commissioner for a day.“Anmol had told me that she wanted to be an IAS officer, following which I promised her that I can help her to fulfil her dream of being a Deputy Commissioner,” Mr. Gaind said.Mr. Gaind said the girls was suffering from a rare locomotor disease which had stopped the growth of her body. He said Anmol had topped in matriculation with 85.6% marks and was now studying in Class XI. Brand ambassador“It was during a seminar against drug abuse in her school that I had met Anmol and I was impressed by her performance at the seminar, despite her suffering,” he said, adding that she has also been appointed as district brand ambassador of “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”.Anmol was given a separate chair adjacent to the DC’s official chair. “She closely observed the working of the Deputy Commissioner’s office. She also attended several congratulatory calls on the official number,” said Mr. Gaind.‘Valuable suggestions’“She gave some valuable suggestions. Among them were that potholed roads must be repaired immediately, stray cattle menace and plastic must be eliminated at the earliest. I informed her that the tenders of roads have been floated and the government has sanctioned ₹3 crore for a new cow shelter where the stray cattle will be shifted,” said Mr. Gaind.“I aspire to become an IAS officer and today I have been given an opportunity to discharge duty like a Deputy Commissioner. It feels great, It’s a big day,” she told reporters.last_img read more

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a month agoNapoli striker Llorente fancies Spurs revenge on Liverpool

first_imgNapoli striker Llorente fancies Spurs revenge on Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFernando Llorente is up for Napoli’s Champions League opener against Liverpool.The former Tottenham striker says he’ll be ready should he be called upon.He said, “My second match with Napoli and immediately I find the Champions League finalist who beat us in the final. I can’t wait to play and help the team, if I have the opportunity. “We have the dream of giving 100%, Liverpool started the championship in incredible form, the most important thing when we meet teams like this is that we don’t make mistakes, Liverpool have players with so much quality, it’s very strong on the break, they don’t make mistakes. We have to be very careful and play a great game, giving the maximum, each one of us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4 days agoMan City boss Guardiola a fan of Gasperini and Atalanta

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola a fan of Gasperini and Atalantaby Carlos Volcano4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits he’s a fan of Champions League opponents Atalanta.City host Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta on Tuesday night.“What I said about (Maurizio) Sarri I could say about Gasperini, I was lucky enough to meet him before,” said Guardiola.“Having seen what Atalanta did last year and what they’re doing this season is incredible.“It’s a great joy to watch his team play, they’re brave, they respect their supporters. The way they play is unusual, they take quite a few risks.“In this match both teams are very brave, and they will try to impose the game, we will have to adapt and they will do the same.“I hope it will be an open match, both teams score and concede. I hope it will be a lively match.” last_img read more

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Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder Wrote A Congratulatory Letter To TCU QB Trevone Boykin

first_imgBill Snyder featured with his headset on.WACO, TX – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Bill Snyder of the Kansas State Wildcats during a game against the Baylor Bears at Floyd Casey Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)This past Saturday, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin led his team to an incredible come-from-behind victory against Kansas State, rallying the Horned Frogs from an 18-point second-half deficit. Friday, it was revealed by Boykin that Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder went out of his way to congratulate the senior signal-caller on the accomplishment. Yep, you read that correctly.Snyder, as he often does, wrote a congratulatory letter to Boykin following the game. Boykin posted a photo of the note to Twitter:I have so much respect for Coach Snyder and his Kansas st football team! #LivingLegend pic.twitter.com/An0ANnJgME— Trevone BoyKING (@OGcURIOUSDEUCE) October 16, 2015Last week, Snyder wrote a similar note to Oklahoma State’s kicker after he nailed the game-winner against the Wildcats.Snyder is regarded as one of the classiest coaches in college football, so this doesn’t come as a surprise. Well done, yet again.last_img read more

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Cabinet Intensifies Consultations on Upcoming Budget

first_imgFollowing the three-day intense consultations last week on the country’s performance over the past year, Cabinet this morning (January 21) began specific deliberations on the upcoming budget.The Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, will meet for the next two days on the matter.During last week’s sessions, Cabinet Ministers engaged in discussions concerning numerous issues of national interest.Presentations were made by key agencies such as the National Water Commission, the National Works Agency and HOPE.Ministers also made presentations on the operation of their Ministries and matters that require immediate action from the Government.Additionally, reports were given on the direction of the various ministries. Cabinet members also identified areas that require greater collaboration to maximize performance and service delivery.The consultations are being held as the Parliamentary year comes to a close.On Tuesday and Wednesday, Cabinet will continue to review the country’s economic performance over the past year and will look to finalise the economic priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.last_img read more

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Alberta premier confident pipeline talks will succeed by May 31 deadline

first_imgAlberta and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government are in discussions with the company to strike a joint financial arrangement to ensure the project gets built. Trudeau’s government approved the expansion of the Trans Mountain line in 2016, but the B.C. government has been fighting it.Last month, Kinder Morgan stopped all non-essential spending on the project and said it wants assurances by the end of this month that the expansion can proceed.The expansion would triple the amount of oil flowing from Alberta to tankers on the coast, which Alberta says is critical to reducing multimillion-dollar discounts on its product due mainly to pipeline bottlenecks.The project has faced court challenges and permit delays in B.C. Premier John Horgan’s government say it is concerned about the potential for oil spills on its waterways and coastline.Notley has previously warned that B.C.’s delay tactics could bring consequences.Her government is close to passing legislation that would give Alberta the power to restrict and redirect flows of oil, gasoline and natural gas to maximize profits. It would have the potential to cause gasoline and other fuel-related prices to spike in B.C. EDMONTON _ Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she’s confident talks aimed at getting construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion back on track will be successful before a May 31 deadline.Notley says she can’t divulge details of talks with Kinder Morgan but says they are focused on the financial viability of the $7.4-billion project and on getting construction restarted this summer.“I want to assure Albertans that the discussions are focused on the only outcome that is acceptable to us and to a growing number of people across this country, including a majority in British Columbia, and that is the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline,” Notley said Thursday after revealing a new billboard ad campaign touting the line’s benefits. Parties on both sides of the house voted on Wednesday to accept an Alberta Party amendment to put a two-year limit on the bill. The amendment gives the government the option to extend the bill after the two-year limit, but it would need to go back to the legislature for approval.Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd told the house that two years is a reasonable time and the amendment doesn’t tie the government’s hands.Notley wouldn’t say if she will use the new powers ahead of or after the May 31 deadline.“We do have a very big effective tool at our disposal. B.C. knows this and even more importantly, the federal government knows this,” she said. “If we have to we will do whatever is required to get this job done and we will not hesitate. But we must be strategic.”center_img Despite numerous high-profile, She said polls suggest more British Columbians are backing the pipeline.“We are winning hearts and minds in B.C.,” she said. “So we must deploy this (bill) with a cool hand, not an angry one.”The bill is getting support from all sides of the house. Opposition United Conservative house leader Jason Nixon said his caucus is fighting to keep the bill on the floor to get it passed sooner.“We’ve been trying to pass Bill 12 for a couple of weeks,” said Nixon.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

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