Transgender clinic for kids warn lobby groups & pushy parents are exposing young patients to ‘long-term damage’ (UK)

first_imgDaily Mail 17 February 2019Family First Comment: If you think helping a child change their gender is an appropriate response to gender dysphoria (either genuine or ‘coached’), you have to read this. From a UK govt clinic that supports transgender young people!Doctors at an NHS gender identity clinic have warned young patients could be exposed to ‘long-term damage’ due to lobby groups and pushy parents.The Tavistock Gender Identity Development Clinic in north London has an ‘inability to stand up to pressure’ from campaigners and parents demanding fast-track transitions, doctors have saidThe clinic, part of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, is also providing ‘woefully inadequate’ care, with some staff citing ‘very serious ethical concerns’ about their workplace, a recent report said.The report, made by former staff governor David Bell, said some children ‘take up a trans identity as a solution’ to ‘multiple problems such as historic child abuse in the family, bereavement, homophobia, and a very significant incidence of autism spectrum disorder’.It also claimed the children may have been ‘coached’ by campaign groups and said the histories of ‘highly disturbed or complex’ patients were not thoroughly investigated, the Sunday Times reported.The Bell report said many children questioning their identity may have ‘learnt through online resources [or] coaching from from parents or peers exactly what to say in order to get the results they want’.One staff member said: ‘You suddenly see groups of kids who at initial interview give exactly the version of transition details, reasons, etc. I have overheard them in the corridor, parents coaching children before the interview and chiding them.‘I feel I have let down a large number of children’.READ MORE: of NHS trust that runs England’s only gender clinic for children quits amid claims youngsters are being rushed into transitioningDaily Mail 25 February 2019 A governor of the NHS trust which runs England’s only gender clinic for children has quit amid claims youngsters are being rushed into transitioning without being given enough guidance.Marcus Evans, who had worked at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust for more than 30 years, said he has serious concerns about ‘what is going on in the gender identity world’.His decision to quit followed a damning internal report which claimed that the trust’s Gender Identity Development Service, an NHS service, was ‘not fit for purpose’.A letter has been signed by 25 other clinicians at the trust who are upset at how the concerns raised in the report have been handled.The report by Dr David Bell concluded that ‘children’s needs are being met in a woeful, inadequate manner and some will live on with the damaging consequences’.READ MORE: read more

Lennon not on Inter’s radar

first_img Press Association The Italian outfit are looking to reinforce their attacking line when the window opens in the new year, but the England international is not one of their targets despite media speculation in England suggesting otherwise. “Lennon? We are not interested in the Tottenham player,” Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio told his club’s official website. “He does not have the profile we are looking for. “When you build a team you follow the guidelines of the coach at the same and that is what we did. “Now we have a new coach (Roberto Mancini) and we will see what we can do in the transfer market in January. “We will try to make the coach happy although we and our fans need to be realistic as we must respect our financial plan.” Mancini, who replaced the sacked Walter Mazzarri last month to return to Inter for a second stint, also denied an interest in Lennon. The 27-year-old midfielder has had limited playing time under Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, starting just three Premier League games this season. “We have not spoken about Lennon but about other players,” Mancini said. “We will see what we are able to do. “(Atletico Madrid winger Alessio) Cerci? He could be an aim of ours but right now he is an Atletico Madrid player and we have to wait and see what happens.” The former Manchester City coach is also keen to strengthen Inter’s midfield line and has revealed his club would be open to acquire Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva if the player was put on the market. “Lucas is a great player but he is a Liverpool player and it will be hard to get him,” Mancini said. “It certainly would be useful to us as he could help our youngsters grow.” The Brazilian holding midfielder has started in six Premier League games for Liverpool and is under contract with the Reds until June 2017. center_img Inter Milan have dismissed reports they are interested in signing Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon during the winter transfer window.last_img read more

Marc Albrighton confident Leicester will bounce back against Manchester City

first_imgMarc Albrighton insists Leicester can hit back against Manchester City and warned their title rivals the Foxes will refuse to surrender. Press Association Saturday’s defeat ended Leicester’s nine-match unbeaten run and was their first loss on the road since March but Albrighton believes it is a chance to assess their title credentials. “We see this as a test. There will probably be a lot of pundits and media that might think now we are going to lie down and relax with our 30-something points,” said the winger. “We’re not a side to do that. We’ve got Manchester City on Tuesday and we look forward to bouncing back against them. “To be honest, I don’t think we will play another game this season with pressure. We’ve got ourselves in a brilliant situation and we are doing fantastic. Everyone was tipping us to be down there at the start of the season, but we’re right in the mix and we deserve to be where we are.” Danny Simpson also expects a response from Claudio Ranieri’s side, who could have Danny Drinkwater back after a hamstring injury, after Christian Benteke’s winner at Anfield. The boyhood Manchester United fan is eager to face City and believes it is the perfect game following a defeat. “No-one likes losing, we showed that from the end of last season and we will fight to the end,” the right-back told Foxes Player. “We always believe we can win every game and that’s not going to change because we got beaten. The manager said to us to keep going and we have a great team and squad. “They are a great team, the players they have got are world class but there’s nothing better than to come up against some of their players at home after a defeat. We’ll react in the right way. “I know the kind of players we have in our dressing room. I’m pretty sure the fans will see us from the whistle on Tuesday getting straight into them.” center_img They host City on Tuesday after suffering just a second defeat of the season at Liverpool on Boxing Day. The Foxes remain top of the Barclays Premier League by two points as Arsenal blew their chance to move to the summit when they lost 4-0 at Southampton. last_img read more

F1 Bosses make final budget proposal

first_img(BBC) – FORMULA 1 bosses have made a final offer to teams of a sliding scale budget cap reducing from $145m to $130m over the next three years.The proposal is part of changes aimed at addressing the financial impact of the coronavirus in a letter to teams from F1 managing director Ross Brawn.F1 has proposed a cap of $145m (£116m) in 2021, reducing to $140m in 2022 and $135m for the period 2023-25.Teams will spend the coming days assessing the ideas before a vote.The proposals – which also include a sliding scale of allowance for aerodynamic research according to a team’s success, and compensation for the manufacturer teams recognising the value of research and development of parts sold to customers – are billed as a final submission after weeks of negotiations ended in impasse last month.A final decision on whether there will need to be a meeting of team bosses with FIA president Jean Todt, F1 chairman Chase Carey and Brawn, or simply a vote on the proposals, will be made once F1 has had feedback from the teams.What are the details?The letter to team bosses lists a series of means by which F1 will cut costs in as fair a way as possible in the coming seasons.A budget cap of $175m is already in the rules for 2021 but the coronavirus crisis will lead to a significant drop in income for F1, so bosses feel further changes need to be made.In addition to reducing the level of the budget cap, two key proposals are those governing aerodynamic research and the “notional value” of customer parts.One is aimed at levelling the field and the other at reflecting the value of the research and development resources invested by the big teams in parts they sell to others.On aerodynamic research, there will be a defined benchmark amount of permitted wind-tunnel time and computing data, and a sliding scale of allowance of that data depending on a team’s finishing position in the previous championship.The top three teams in a given year will be permitted only 70% of the total allowance, the team who finished fourth 80%, then 5% increments until the ninth and 10th-placed teams are allowed 105% and 110% of the total.In short, that means the team who finished last will be allowed 40% more aerodynamic research the following year than the top three.The “notional value” rule defines a valuation for parts typically bought by customer teams from manufacturers, such as gearboxes, suspension and so on.Once a team has bought those parts, their defined value is taken off their total budget cap figure.Will the teams agree?Ferrari has been leading opposition to reducing the budget cap below $150m, saying it causes problems for them in terms of the large numbers of redundancies it would require.The Italian team declined to comment but is understood to be assessing the potential impact of the changes as outlined in the letter.But the FIA has recently made a rule change that effectively makes Ferrari’s approval unnecessary.Last month, its World Council approved a move to overturn the requirement for unanimous approval of competitors to amend rules at late notice.A so-called “safeguard clause” has been added to the International Sporting Code so that only a majority is required.The FIA said the change was needed “in view of the unparalleled Covid-19 crisis”.That means that as long as five teams agree to the proposals, any objections will not necessarily stop them being adopted.Is anything else in the letter?The letter also confirms a number of other rules that have been widely discussed in public and agreed already.These include the delay in the introduction of the wide-ranging 2021 technical regulations until 2022; the requirement for teams to race their 2020 cars in 2021 as well and the possibility that the format of some race weekends will change to facilitate cramming in as many races as possible once the championship gets under way this season – for example by compressing the on-track action into two day.It also includes the budget cap will reduce or increase by $1m for each race that is removed or added to the calendar. So, next year for example, it will be $145m if there are 21 races, but $144m if there are 20 and $146m if there are 22 and a cap on engine development costs, which Mercedes is pushing for, is to be discussed at a later date.last_img read more

NFL trade rumors: Patriots, 2 other teams ‘very interested’ in Josh Rosen

first_img“He’s a tremendous thinker, very cerebral, can throw it with anybody, and we take a lot of pride in building a system around a quarterback.”Arizona tallied a 3-13 record in 2018 and missed the playoffs for a third straight season. It finished last in the NFL in total offense. NFL free agency news: Buccaneers sign QB Blaine Gabbert One of those teams has already offered a second-round pick in exchange for Rosen, but Arizona is holding out for a top selection, the report says.”There are 3 teams that I have heard and I know are very interested in Josh Rosen: New England, the New York Giants, and the LA Chargers. One of those have already offered a 2nd-round pick. … Arizona is waiting for a 1st — I don’t think they’ll get it.” — @joelklatt— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) March 27, 2019The Cardinals selected Rosen out of UCLA with the 10th overall pick in the 2018 draft. He completed 55.2 percent of his passes and threw for 11 touchdowns, along with 14 interceptions, in 14 games as a rookie. Related News Arizona is reportedly considering taking former Oklahoma signal caller Kyler Murray with the top pick in next month’s draft and some have speculated Rosen will not fit into new coach Kliff Kingsbury’s offense.Kingsbury, however, said that was not the case when he met with reporters earlier this week.”People have said a lot of things that are misconceptions, if you will,” Kingsbury said, via ESPN. “But Josh is a tremendous player, I’ve always thought, watching him at UCLA. He played his best football in a spread system, some similarities to what we do.center_img AAF might fold without NFLPA help, upstart league’s majority owner says The Cardinals could have multiple options if they decide to move Josh Rosen.The Patriots, Chargers and Giants are all “very interested” in trading for the 22-year-old quarterback, according to a report from FOX Sports.last_img read more

Such are the salary limits of Second Division clubs

first_imgTenerife10,262 Second salary caps Fuenlabrada4,447 Girona29,278 Malaga9,905 Lightning21,061 Once the winter market has passed, the teams have readjusted their salary limit (The maximum amount that each Second Division team can invest to cover spending on players, first and second coach, physical trainer, quarry and other sections (non-registrable template) and LaLiga has made public the new barémos in which they move. Girona, as happened in September, remains the most in the silver category of Spanish football.The Catalan team has a salary ceiling of 29.27 million euros, the same amount as months ago. Those who have varied their cap are the second and third in this relationship. Its about Rayo Vallecano (passes from 19.06 to 21.06) and Almeria (from 18.12 to 18.87). El Huesca, with € 17.04M, since it does not change, it remains as a third party. This indicates that three of the first four are the descendants of the First Division last season. That is, they have a bigger budget (thanks also to the solidarity fund of audiovisual rights for clubs that lose category) and can do more in front of higher payrolls. Alcorcón6,161 Las Palmas12,444 Racing5,827 Ponferradina4,234 Sporting11,314 Mirandés5,084 Lugo6,155 February 2020 Oviedo8,809 Sports13,414 Almeria18,871 Those who close the list of teams with a lower salary cap are precisely the promoted teams of Second B. Therefore, Mirandés (€ 5.08M), Fuenlabrada (4.45) and Ponferradina (4.23) are the ones with the least margin moving in this parameter. Although, yes, they have risen compared to what they had marked in the month of September. * The amounts are expressed in thousands of euros. Elche5,624 Numancia5,286 Estremadura6,176 Huesca17,044 Saragossa8,183 Cádiz9,735 Albacete9,372last_img read more

Barcelona official dismissed after Messi comment

first_imgBARCELONA, Spain (AP): A Barcelona official has been dismissed from an institutional-relations role after he said Lionel Messi would not be as good if he didn’t have great teammates, the club announced yesterday. Barcelona said it relieved Pere Gratacos from his responsibilities because “he publicly expressed a personal opinion that did not coincide with the opinion of the entity”. Gratacos was responsible for the club’s institutional relations with the Spanish football federation. Barcelona said he will remain working on other projects within the club. The official told Spanish media after the Copa del Rey draw yesterday that “Leo is one of the most important players of the team, but he wouldn’t be as good without Neymar, (Luis) Suarez, (Gerard) Pique, (Andres) Iniesta and the rest of the players.” He added that “obviously Messi is the best player”. Gratacos was answering a question about Messi’s importance after the team advanced to the Copa quarter-finals with a win over Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday, when Messi scored a decisive free-kick goal. The official’s comments came as Messi, a five-time World Player of the Year, is reportedly negotiating a new contract with the Catalan club. The 29-year-old Argentine has 12 goals in the last 11 games. He’s scored decisive free-kick goals in all three of Barcelona’s matches this year.last_img read more

Greed’s poster boy Gekko to be revived in new movie

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Wall Street” was only a modest hit when Fox released it. But it won a passionate following in the financial world, where many found something to love in the predatory Gekko. Speaking by telephone from Bermuda, Douglas said he wouldn’t mind if he never had “one more drunken Wall Street broker come up to me and say, `You’re the man!”‘ Greed is still good. Or so those at 20th Century Fox hope. Even as their boss, Rupert Murdoch, pursued an uninvited takeover bid for Dow Jones this week, Fox movie executives quietly sealed a deal to revive Gordon Gekko, the suspender-loving financial prowler who made grabbing seem good in Oliver Stone’s 1987 film, “Wall Street.” When last seen, the corrupt Gekko, an Oscar-winning role for Michael Douglas, was on the brink of surrendering his white cuffs for handcuffs, having been sold out by his protege Bud Fox, played by Charlie Sheen. “He went to jail,” acknowledged Edward R. Pressman, who produced the original movie and reached an agreement with Fox this week to develop a sequel in which Douglas will resume his machinations on a global scale in the hedge-fund era. Pressman declined to say more about the plot. But the title, he said, will be “Money Never Sleeps,” after one of Gekko’s guiding principles in the first film, written by Stanley Weiser and Stone. last_img

Burnley lacked energy in West Brom defeat, admits disappointed Dyche

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche admitted he was left disappointed with his side’s performance level as the Clarets were thumped 4-0 by West Brom at the Hawthorns.England youngster Saido Berahino led the way for the Baggies with a brace, with Craig Dawson and Graham Dorrans also scoring as Burnley slumped to their third defeat of the season.The result leaves the Lancashire outfit rock-bottom of the Premier League, having failed to score in eight hours and 46 minutes of football since netting their sole goal of the campaign in the 3-1 opening day defeat to Chelsea.And after another poor performance from the promoted side, Dyche admitted his team deserved nothing from the game.“Disappointing pretty much covers it, but credit to West Brom and the way they played, they were excellent,” said the Clarets boss.“You can’t afford to have a bad game against a side like that in the Premier League.“I was really disappointed with the performance level. We pride ourselves in the way the players operate, their energy and their commitment to the cause and I thought the mixture wasn’t there.“We lacked energy and we gave the ball away endlessly and you can’t do that at any level, let alone in the Premier League.“We just didn’t deal with it. I won’t hide behind the fact we had players missing and it was very poor we gave two goals away from corners.“Everyone knows the script. If you pull a goal back at 2-0 you’re back in it.“The players need to have the mentality to cope with that. In the Championship you can get away with it if three or four players have a bad game, but not in the Premier League – it’s relentless.”last_img read more

Person suspected of causing deadly Fresno pileup arrested

first_imgFRESNO A suspect has been arrested who authorities believe was involved in causing a crash involving more than 100 cars and trucks on Saturday that killed at least two people and injured dozens more, the California Highway Patrol said.

<p Eighteen big rigs were involved in the massive pileup on Highway 99 just south of Fresno as patches of dense fog obscured visibility on the heavily traveled roadway, CHP officials said.<p CHP Officer Kirk Arnold said an arrest had been made as a result of the crash investigation, but could not confirm the charges on which the suspect is being held. The person, whom the CHP is not yet identifying, is being held in Fresno County Jail, Arnold said. Officials identified one of the victims as Travis Rogers, 26. A 5-year-old also died but has not been identified, Arnold said. The two victims were traveling in separate vehicles when the chain-reaction collisions occurred around 7:45 a.m. CHP Officer Paul Solorzano, Jr. described the scene as”something out of a movie, walking up and seeing all the cars mangled and crushed.” Rescuers had to extract several people trapped in the wreckage, and paramedics transported more than three dozen patients to the hospital with injuries, Fresno City Fire Department spokesman Ken Shockley said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. The freeway’s northbound lanes around Clovis Avenue were shut down indefinitely as investigators worked to determine the cause of the crash. Traffic backed up for miles south of the wreckage. Southbound lanes remained opened. Arnold said the freeway would not be reopened until midnight at the earliest because of the ongoing investigation. Two of the big rigs leaked 90 gallons of diesel fuel onto the freeway when their fuel tanks ruptured, but the diesel was contained. No hazardous materials were spilled, CHP officials said. Hours after the accident, the freeway was littered with smashed cars and trucks, broken glass, auto parts and blood. A big rig carrying stacked crates of live turkeys was stranded in the middle of the normally busy highway. Crash victims gathered on the freeway shoulder near the wreckage, waiting to be interviewed by investigators. Cindy Ramirez, 21, of Selma, said her purple Mazda pickup truck was rear-ended as she was driving to her job washing windows in Shaver Lake. “Everybody was trying to miss everybody, but it was impossible not to get hit,” Ramirez said. “I’m fine physically, but I keep thinking about all of the things that could have happened.” Omar Macias, 33, was hauling asphalt from Bakersfield to Elk Grove when his truck was caught in the pileup. “I got out to check on people at first, and then I heard more crashes around me, so I got right back in,” said Macias of Bakersfield. “I feel OK, but I don’t what OK means right now. People got hurt.” Even as investigators interviewed dazed drivers on the roadside, crews began sprinkling sand on the freeway and sweeping up shattered glass. Thick seasonal fog known as “Tule fog” typically occurs in Central California in the late fall and winter. Two people died along a nearby stretch of fog-blanketed Highway 99 in an 74-vehicle pileup in 2002, and another section of the roadway several miles south was the scene of a 74-vehicle crash that left two dead nearly a decade ago. “There was probably two-foot visibility in the fog when I got here. It was really bad,” said Mike Bowman, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. “It looked like chaos. Cars were backed up on top of each other.” Micky Padilla of Porterville was driving with his family to a baptism when they heard the sound of metal screeching, struggled to brake and slammed into a Nissan Maxima. Padilla ran out and found a man bleeding in a white pickup. The man was still breathing minutes later when firefighters arrived, but later died on the highway, Padilla said. “It was just bang, bang all around us,” Padilla said, shaking his head as he stood next to a puddle of blood on the blacktop. “I can’t believe I still have my wife and my kids. Someone was looking out for us.” Associated Press writers Marcus Wohlsen and Jason Dearen contributed to this report from San Francisco.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You're all set!last_img