Violence against children triggered by burden on mothers amid COVID-19: Survey

first_imgThe unequal burden of child care and housework on women has prompted a domino effect leading to violence against children as mothers juggle amid the COVID-19 health crisis that has turned homes into offices and classrooms, a recent survey by the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) finds.The online survey was conducted between June 8 and 14 involving 25,164 child respondents and 14, 169 parents in 34 provinces. Of the parent respondents, 74.4 percent were women and 25.6 percent were men.The survey showed that child care was mostly done by mothers, from giving the children information about health protocols amid the pandemic to assisting their study and other activities as well as teaching them to care for others. Meanwhile, 21 percent of fathers never helped their children to study and 17.5 percent never accompanied them in doing activities other than studying.The survey also found that only 33.8 percent of parents had participated in training or received education about parenting.Read also: COVID-19 pandemic forces Indonesian mothers to do it all“The unequal division of labor and the mental load shouldered by mothers, combined with children engaging in activities deemed unproductive by parents such as watching TV, sleeping and playing video games, has led to violence,” KPAI head Susanto said in a written statement obtained by The Jakarta Post on Thursday. The majority of child respondents said they received abuse from mothers (60.4 percent), followed by siblings (36.5 percent) and fathers (27.4 percent). Meanwhile, 79.5 percent of children experienced mental abuse by mothers, followed by fathers (42 percent) and siblings (20.4 percent).From the parent’s side, 42.5 percent of mothers and 32.3 percent of fathers admitted to having inflicted physical abuse on their children, while 73 percent of mothers and 69.6 percent of fathers said they had carried out psychological abuse.The physical abuse takes the form of pinching (39.8 percent), tweaking ears (19.5 percent), hitting (10.6 percent) and pulling (7.7 percent). The children also reported psychological abuse such as being scolded (56 percent), compared to other children (34 percent), yelled at (23 percent) and glared at (13 percent).However, the majority of child respondents in the survey reported positive emotions despite experiencing violence, indicated by a happy feeling of having more time to help parents (60.3 percent), getting closer to parents (59.7 percent) and learning more with parents (40.5 percent).Read also: COVID-19: How to protect your child’s mental healthThe KPAI urged parents, both fathers and mothers, to be equally involved in parenting and doing household chores to minimize the risk of violence against children.“Fathers must take a bigger role in parenting because children need both parents. The intimacy between children and parents is important in the child’s development,” Susanto said.Furthermore, the KPAI highlighted the need to constantly promote consulting services to parents and children so that victims of violence could report to the right place and it can be handled effectively.Topics :last_img read more

Former Sherrin Hire boss selling off his home

first_img12-16 Champion Lane, Wellington Point.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019BUSINESSMAN, Michael Sherrin, the man who established and ran Sherrin Hire which he sold and has more recently opened Sherrin Rentals will test the market with the auction of his Wellington Point home.Mr Sherrin, who is also the owner of a successful motor racing team, has listed the house at 12-16 Champion Lane, for auction at 2pm Sunday April 9.It is listed through Glenn Bool from McGrath Bulimba.It has two-bedrooms and two bathrooms and has extensive views across Moreton Bay.It sits on three blocks, totally 1280sq m. The house has stained glass French doors which open onto a sunroom and the veranda overlooks King Island to Moreton Island’s sand dunes.last_img read more

MLB pitcher, Greensburg native joins elite list

first_img695115747_RBa_LAA_411Los Angeles, Ca. — Major League Baseball pitcher and Greensburg native Alex Meyer has added his name next greats such as Nolan Ryan, Kirk McCaskill and Dan Haren. The Los Angeles Angels pitcher held opponents to two or fewer hits while pitching six innings in back-to-back home starts.The 2008 Greensburg High School graduate and Indiana Mr. Baseball had a rough start in the second game but quickly settled in and led his team to a 3-2 win over the Dodgers Wednesday.  “I came in after the first couple innings, I was pretty mad at myself because it’s kind of the same thing,” Meyer said. “Every time I get in trouble, a lot of it’s because of me, with walks specifically.”Meyer was drafted 23rd in the 2011 MLB draft by the Washington Nationals and was traded to the Minnesota Twins following the 2012 season. Late last year the Twins shipped Meyer to the Angels for two pitchers and cash considerations.last_img read more

Mayweather knocked out heavyweight in sparring

first_imgRelatedPosts WBA Champion Charr to hold Ruiz Jr talks Pacquiao drops Amir Khan in sparring WBC dismisses AJ, Fury fight Floyd Mayweather knocked out an over-confident heavyweight during a sparring session, according to a former training partner.The American boxing legend enjoyed undefeated success in the lightweight, featherweight, welterweight and middleweight division but was not known for his success via knockouts in bouts.However, Dimitry Salita, a former professional boxer, recalled a time when he dropped a confident heavyweight boxer in sparring in front of Salita and his manager Leonard Ellerbe.“This guy comes into the gym, a heavyweight and said, ‘I wanna get some boxing’ and he was just talking a lot of smack.“There was no-one big enough to spar so Floyd was like ‘Leonard, get my stuff from the car’.“Floyd got in the ring with him for 30 seconds and does his shoulder roll and block and just hits the guy with a body shot, and drops him, a heavyweight.”Mayweather’s last fight in his career came against Conor McGregor in 2017 in Las VegasOut of Mayweather’s 50 professional bouts, 27 of them were knockouts though the majority of them came towards the beginning of his career.In fact, just four out of his last 15 fights were knockouts, with the rest being decided via majority, split or unanimous decisions.Mayweather has not boxed since 2017 when he defeated Conor McGregor in 2017 after coming out of retirement for the third time in his career.He had previously stated he was hanging up his gloves in 2008 and 2015.Tags: BOXINGFloyd Mayweather JrHeavy WeightKnockoutlast_img read more

Florida man accused of tying dog to golf cart and dragging it on the road

first_imgA 79-year-old man is now facing animal abuse charges after he tied his German Shepard to his golf cart and began dragging the dog on a road.The incident occurred in Fort Walton beach near Eglin Parkway and Highway Avenue.Witnesses say the saw the suspect, Dean Woodyatt, driving his golf cart in the road with the dog tied to it and tried to stop him. Woodyatt, however, refused to pull over even when the dog collapsed.A good Samaritan was eventually able to chase Woodyatt down, however, Woodyatt prevented anyone from helping the animal.When authorities arrived, Woodyatt tried to flee the scene but was immediately stopped and taken into custody.The dog, was taken to an animal hospital where it died from heat-related injuries.While no official charges have been filed against Woodyatt as of yet, the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society says they are looking at their options.last_img read more

Area HS coaches adapt to lack of spring sports season

first_imgSchools across the state closed in mid-March, just as tryouts and practices were about to get underway. Gradually, hopes for any kind of season flickered away as the number of infections and deaths climbed at the local, state, national and worldwide levels.On April 27, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association canceled its slate of state championships. Four days later, governor Andrew Cuomo announced that schools would stay closed for the rest of the academic year.Among the many sports that never got started was track and field, where long-time West Genesee coach Jim Vermeulen said his challenge was to see that his athletes exited the crisis with a firmer and deeper perspective on life. Whether young or old, newly-hired or long-established, high school sports coaches are accustomed to facing change, whether it’s new students on their rosters or rules changes or some other unforeseen challenge.Dealing with the loss of an entire season before a practice or game could take place falls into a whole other category.Among the many casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic was the entire 2020 spring sports season, a reflection of similar cancellations across the country of all activities having to do with schools. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story In his “Thoughts From Three” journal for the NY MileSplit web site, Vermeulen discussed, at length, what he was sharing with the kids he coached.“The virus had created a virtual “pause” in society, and that pause has offered my athletes the chance to dampen the daily noise and to use social distances to find themselves,” said Vermeulen.“The goal is to emerge on the other side of the pandemic with stronger appreciations and less-distracted convictions. For the athletes, this uniquely stripped-down form of daily life presents the chance to appreciate what it fully means to ‘be an athlete.’”Later on in the journal, Vermeulen shared stories from some of his athletes, who talked about altered training routines and even doubts about whether they even wanted to be on the team.It concluded with the coach continuing his conversation with them all the way to the end of the school year.“At times, the pause is as important as the push,” said Vermeulen. “And since coaching is teaching, I could easily offer my distance runners a one-question final exam: Briefly describe what you’ve learned this spring about your running.”Switching to softball and baseball, where the snow had melted in mid-March and teams were set to have a rare opportunity to practice outdoors, and on the field, when the schools closed.That affected, among others, the Solvay softball Bearcats, the 2017 state Class B champions and expected to be quite strong again this season.Veteran Solvay head coach Phil Merrill was about to start his 31st season. He said he, like so many others, could not have predicted that a pandemic would wipe out an entire year’s worth of work getting ready for 2020.“‘Ive dealt with weather-related seasons or seasons with kids sick, but nothing to this extent,” said Merrill. “I personally miss being at the field hitting infield, outfield or batting practice.”Yet even as he expressed his dismay at how things turned out, Merrill kept the whole issue in perspective.Not being around the kids is making me feel my age (and) they kept me feeling young,” he said.  “I hope if things workout, that we can get back to high school sports by next season (and I) hope the kids can bounce back from this as well as our whole country, because this is far more serious than high school sports.”Up at Marcellus, where its boys golf team still has a spring schedule, head coach Joe Goss, who has led the program for 25 years, had his own set of challenges to face.“We had 16 players signed up, from Sean Colella, who made it to the state tournament the past two seasons, to kids who really are just starting to learn to play,” said Goss.“Since I know all the kids from school, I was excited to work with this group of personalities, but we will wait. This area has responded pretty well to the distancing rules so inconveniences are just that, and not devastating sorrow.In the meantime, Goss said that he kept in touch with all of his players through establishing mental drills to learning about the Mustangs’ home course, Sunset Ridge, and also learning about the rules of the game. Tags: MarcellusSolvayspring sportsWest Geneseelast_img read more

Welcome to the jungle: Syracuse tries to slow down Boyd, Clemson’s potent passing attack

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Tajh Boyd is as smooth as they come. As polished a superstar as there is in college football.But for 49 seconds on Tuesday he was rendered nearly speechless. He stumbled through his answer on the question that has dumbfounded coaches across the country for the last four years.If you were a defensive coordinator, going up against your offense, what would you do to try to stop such an explosive unit?Boyd’s response was a laundry list of stalling tactics. Four “you know’s.” Three “um’s.” Three “I mean’s.” Two “kind of’s.” He even threw in an “at the end of the day.”“Umm…that’s a good question, man,” Boyd said. “Uh, um, I’m not sure, honestly.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFrankly, Boyd had absolutely no idea how he would stop the Clemson offense.But at the end of the day, that’s the task the SU defense is up against. The quarterback has thrown for 994 yards, nine touchdowns and no interceptions through four games. Teams devise elaborate schemes to stop him, but so far this season nothing has slowed the Heisman Trophy contender down. Syracuse (2-2, 0-0 Atlantic Coast) is next in line when it faces Clemson (4-0, 2-0) at the Carrier Dome at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.Syracuse cornerback Julian Whigham called Saturday’s game — the Orange’s first-ever ACC tilt — the biggest game of the year “by far.”But if SU is to slay a goliath for the third year in a row, it will need to stop Boyd and his arsenal of wide receivers, including Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant.“He’s nice,” Whigham said about Boyd.Whigham and the rest of the Syracuse defense have a plan, though. All they need to do, Whigham said, is play their game and execute on every single play.Instead of zeroing in solely on Boyd and letting the rest of the Clemson offense run wild, SU’s approaching this game like any other and focusing on the Tigers as a whole.But when Whigham was asked if Boyd has any noticeable weaknesses, he couldn’t think of any.“He’s a good quarterback,” Whigham said, “because he doesn’t have many.”So the game plan, Whigham said, is to apply as much pressure as possible and force the quarterback who doesn’t make mistakes into enough mistakes for Syracuse to win the game. The Orange needs to “throw him off guard,” and Whigham believes that’s something SU’s personnel can do.The goal is to make the quarterback who epitomizes calmness in the pocket flustered. To get inside his head with constant, relentless pressure.Syracuse defensive backs coach Fred Reed said that the main thing the Orange has to focus on is controlling what it can control. It’s a motto that head coach Scott Shafer regularly preaches, and one that’s never been more pertinent.Reed pinpointed a 100-percent tackling success rate as a goal. He knows how explosive the Tigers’ offense is, so his team needs to slow it down as much as possible.“They’re going to get some plays down the field,” Reed said. “That’s just going to happen. We’ve just got to make sure we do a good job at minimizing those plays.”The Clemson offense has averaged 43 points per game and even dropped 38 in a win over Southeastern Conference powerhouse Georgia. In that game, Boyd and Watkins connected on a 77-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The duo teamed up again for a 64-yard touchdown strike last week in Clemson’s 56-7 bloodbath win against Wake Forest.But Watkins isn’t impressed just yet.“I can’t wait ‘til we actually get on a roll as an offense,” Watkins said.Boyd added that Clemson is “trying to leave a legacy” this season. If it’s able to do so, it will be a culmination of continued immaculate play from Boyd.He’s the crux of Clemson’s dynamic offense. From all the film Reed has watched of Boyd, one nuance of his game stands out as particularly impressive.Reed recalls Boyd throwing the ball from one hash all the way outside the numbers and “putting it on a dime.”Despite Boyd’s precision and composure, Whigham said Syracuse’s goal is to hold Clemson scoreless. That’s the goal every week, so this game is no different.Whigham looked up, grinned and chuckled.“We want to beat these fools.” Comments Published on October 4, 2013 at 3:16 am Contact Trevor: | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Curren$y to perform at Gearfest

first_imgGearfest Lineup:Curren$yRippy AustinRhyon BrownDesigners:Candy & QuasarsJ.D. LuxePrecise LivingChinyereMacnificentAmbitious: IBD USC’s Black Student Assembly announced Tuesday that rapper Curren$y will headline this year’s Gearfest.Shante Scott Franklin, who performs under the stage name Curren$y, has collaborated with multiple high-profile acts including Rick Ross and Wiz Khalifa. Known mostly for his mixtapes, Curren$y released his first studio album “This Ain’t No Mixtape” in 2009, receiving positive critical feedback.The Gearfest concert and fashion show, which focuses on art and fashion, will be held jointly with Springfest for the first time this year. Gearfest will also be featuring artists Rippy Austin and Rhyon Brown, as well as designers J.D Luxe, Chinyere and others.Both events are slated to begin at 11:30 a.m. on April 6 on McCarthy Quad. Springfest headliners include Big Sean, A-Trak, Travis Barker and Mix Master Mike. Other performers include Walk the Moon, Capital Cities and Papa.All students attending the festival will be required to show their student identification. Access to the festival is free.last_img read more

Students create nonprofit to foster healthy lifestyles

first_imgTwo USC students have founded a nonprofit organization designed to help those in the USC community monitor their wellness and build healthy habits. Ignite, created by seniors Catalina and Trevor Gutiérrez, is a technology platform in which USC students  can track their fitness, share their fitness goals and achievements with friends and learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It includes a mobile application, an online blog, a social media presence and an online merchandise store. The core Ignite team consists of 21 members, including 10 students, the Gutierrez siblings’ father and 10 faculty advisors. The app is projected to consist of a social media platform, a metrics system accessible with tracking sensors such as Fitbit, Apple Watch and a cloud-based goal-tracking system, among other features. “Our goal is to connect USC students through Ignite to promote healthier lifestyles all around,” Catalina Gutiérrez said. “Our empirical research shows that social media can boost behavior change, and we want to use that to foster a more active student body.”Ignite is a venture formed off the backbone of the Gutiérrez siblings’ previous project, the Go Green Foundation.“After working on global preservation and sustainability with the Go Green Foundation, we decided to pivot our focus on more health-related issues,” Catalina Gutierrez said. “What we found was that only 6 percent of all adults act upon their physicians’ recommendations to maintain their health, and that is a huge crisis. That is why we decided to create Ignite, to use behavior-change science to encourage more adults to take daily action towards improving their health.” Ana-Catalina Triana, the associate program director at John Muir Health and one of the project’s advisers, said part of Ignite’s appeal is the fact that its design and content is catered specifically to millennials.“As a family physician and behaviorist, I am thrilled to participate in such groundbreaking work that has the potential to make a large-scale positive impact in the quality of life for young adults worldwide,” Triana said. Ignite’s mobile app is still in its initial phase, but will potentially be rolling out either late this year or early 2017. “We really want to make sure the app is effective and accessible before releasing it,” Trevor Gutierrez said. “But we do plan to do an early release for USC students to test out before we officially hit the market.” As for the Ignite blog, media campaign and merchandise store, the Gutierrez siblings plan to initiate these project aspects in the upcoming semester. “We plan to hold a couple of fairs in the upcoming months for students to come and test out our product,” Trevor Gutierrez said. Currently, the Gutierrez siblings are still in the midst of conducting research and will soon release a survey catered to USC students in hopes to gain a better perspective.“We want to get the USC student angle on Ignite, because really, Ignite was made for the USC student,” Catalina Gutierrez said. “That being said, we do eventually hope to make Ignite available to all young adults alike; but at the end of the day, it comes back to helping this school out and making USC proud.”last_img read more

Syracuse rallies to defeat Connecticut, 3-1, to sweep UConn Invitational

first_img Published on August 29, 2015 at 8:38 pm Contact Kevin: Despite dropping the first set, Syracuse (3-0) defeated Connecticut (1-2), 3-1, in Storrs, Connecticut, to complete its three-match run at the UConn invitational this weekend.The two teams spent the entire first set without either taking clear control, as four points was the largest deficit during the set. The last chance to win the set for the Orange came when the team was up 30-29 after a kill from senior outside hitter Silvi Uattara, but the Huskies won the next three points on consecutive kills to take the 1-0 lead.Syracuse rebounded quickly, taking an early lead by winning the first two points. Freshman setter Jalissa Trotter recorded three assists in the first seven points she played in the set.The Orange never lost the lead, and went on to win 25-17.The third set featured similar strength from Syracuse, as the Orange took the lead at 2-1 and kept it from there. Senior setter Gosia Wlaszczuk was a main component to the Orange’s offensive success, as she put up nine assists in the set. Five of those assists were to Uattara, who provided seven kills.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse ultimately won the set 25-16.The match’s fourth and final frame started rough for the Orange, as it fell behind 6-2 to start the set. SU rebounded back quickly, though, with a four-point run consisting of three UConn errors and an ace from Uattara.Syracuse didn’t see its first lead of the set until 10-9, but still went on to win the set, 25-18Wlaszczuk led the Orange offense with 32 assists in the match. Her 8.00 assists per set on the day was a full assist higher than her 2014 average.Uattara’s 21 kills lead the team in that category, good for a kills per set average of 5.25 that topped her 2014 average by 1.65. She earned the tournament MVP award by totaling 45 kills and 32 digs for the weekend.Senior outside hitter Nicolette Serratore continued her return from last season’s injury by recording 10 kills of her own. Sophomore middle blocker Leah Levert blocked three balls on her own and assisting on six other blocks.The Orange will play against Auburn on Friday in Auburn, Alabama. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more