Sex buyers are rich, educated and not single – survey claims

first_imgWhatsApp Email Advertisement Previous articleWeekend Munster Rugby FixturesNext articleLIT and Mary I into Fitzgibbon quarter-finals admin NewsLocal NewsSex buyers are rich, educated and not single – survey claimsBy admin – February 12, 2013 566 Linkedincenter_img Print Twitter ONE in four people surveyed who have paid for sex, said they encountered trafficked or controlled women in Ireland. Some said they refused to continue with the transaction as the believed the women were “too young, unhappy, unwilling or intimidated”. Furthermore, the survey carried out by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, says that the majority of men are middle to high earners in society, have third level education and are in long-term relationships if not married. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Being named in the local newspaper if prosecuted for sexual offences ranked as one of the highest rated deterrents to men buying sex. That, and obtaining a criminal record are only surpassed by the fear of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.Denise Charlton, Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland said: “These findings are an important contribution to the current debate on whether to curb exploitation, abuse and trafficking by targeting the buyers of sex. We have now heard from the buyers themselves that such laws would be a deterrent.”The profile of those who use prostitutes has shown they are most likely to be middle aged men (36% aged 25 and 44, with 48% aged over 45) who have completed third level education (41%) and are earning more than €20,000 (70%) with just over a fifth topping the €40,000 wage bracket (21%). In addition just over half said they were in a relationship.“The majority of buyers had paid for sex when abroad, mostly in Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Thailand showing that buyers are attracted to destinations where prostitution has been legalised or is tolerated.”The online survey is part of a Europe wide project, ‘Stop Traffick!’ supported by the EU, and which over a three-month period used social media, websites and chatrooms to invite responses from both Irish sex buyers and those who do not use prostitutes.“We know too that the image of the happy independent hooker which is being portrayed by those opposed to new laws is not the reality. 24% of buyers reconsidered a transaction because they believed the women and girls involved were controlled, unhappy, too young, unwilling or intimidated.“The fact that buyers generally have a higher income, are better educated and in a relationship dispels the myth of prostitution being used by people who are lonely, isolated or insecure.”The survey results will be shared with the Oireachtas Justice Committee as they continue their consultation process into legislation for prostitution.“We hope it will form part of their deliberations as they continue the review of the laws on prostitution”, concluded Ms Charlton.IN NUMBERS411 survey responses,57 men were buyers of sex1 woman admitted paying for sex24% reconsidered the transaction32% feared disease19% feared a criminal conviction17% feared jail time17% feared being named in local newspaper. Facebooklast_img read more

Syracuse holds off Clemson comeback in 3-1 win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Seniors Silvi Uattara and Monika Salkute led the Orange (12-2, 2-0 Atlantic Coast) to a 3-1 victory over Clemson on Sunday with 14 kills a piece.It was the second straight win against an ACC opponent to start the year.In the first set, the Orange and the Tigers were alternating control of the lead, neither team separating itself by more than a three-point margin.But after the score was tied 20-20, the Orange began to take control, winning the next four points.The Tigers responded, winning the next three points, but the effort was insufficient as the Orange took the first set 25-23.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe second game was all Syracuse as the Orange never looked back after taking a 2-1 lead early on a Lou Davis service error.The Orange kill leader, Uattara, finished off the game with one of her 14 kills to give Syracuse the 25-19 win and a 2-0 lead in sets.The third set started off like the second. The Orange had complete control, as its lead reached a high of five at 12-7.The Tigers finished off the set winning eight of the last 10 points to take the third set, 25-23.The fourth set proved to be much of the same from both teams. Each team traded points, but neither one took control. When the Orange took the lead at 22-18 on a service error, the Tiger’s quickly fought back, winning two straight points, making it just a two-point deficit at 22-20.The quick surge forced Orange coach Leonid Yellin to use a timeout. Coming out of the timeout, the Tigers trimmed the lead down to one on an ace by freshman Kailey Harvell, making it 22-21.However, the Orange proved to be too much, as Salkute finished off the Tigers with a kill. The Orange look to continue its ACC success at Louisville on Friday night. Comments Published on September 27, 2015 at 8:30 pm Contact Jack: [email protected]last_img read more

LIVE: South Africa into COSAFA final, Lesotho upsets Uganda

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Stephen Mukwala of Uganda dribbles in an earlier COSAFA Cup match. Uganda battled Lesotho for a place in the final.Uganda 0 ( 5) Lesotho 0 (6) ; South Africa 1 Egypt 0Kitwe, Zambia | COSAFA MEDIA | South Africa will take on Lesotho in the final of the 2017 Mopani Copper Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championships after their pair claimed tense semifinal victories at the Nkana Stadium on Thursday.South Africa defeated Egypt 1-0 in a feisty affair thanks to a winner from Luvuyo Mkatshana just before halftime, while Lesotho defeated Uganda 6-5 on penalties after the two sides played to a 0-0 draw.Lesotho will play in their third final after previous appearances in 1990 and 2005, but are seeking their first championship win. South Africa are five-time winners and could join Zimbabwe on six with victory in the final.Uganda and Lesotho played to a 0-0 draw in their semifinals, with both sides spurning good chances.Frank Tumwesigye put a good headed chance high and wide, while Mohammad Shaban was denied from close-range. Shaban was returning from suspension and was expected to break the deadlock but luck was not on his side.At the other end, Raboama Koloti shot wildly at the near post after collecting a long pass from Bonang Mohapi.The match went to penalties after both sides scored their first five to take the shoot-out to sudden death, Mujahid Ogama missed for the Ugandans.Tweets about @COSAFAMEDIASouth Africa claimed their victory over Egypt despite playing the final 20 minutes with 10 men following the sending off of Lehlogonolo Matlou for a second bookable offence.  The win was deserved though as the side also missed a number of other good opportunities to score.Kamohelo Sambo missed a golden chance early on when he put his free header wide, before Mkatshana opened the scoring as he collected a cross, controlled expertly and beat Mohamed Sobhy in the Egyptian goal.  Sifundo Sibiya then missed two great chances either side of halftime, on both occasions finding himself one-on-one with Sobhy, but unable to convert.But South Africa were able to hold on and secure the win, having also beaten Egypt 2-1 in their final pool match on Monday. THURSDAY’S RESULTSGroup CSouth Africa 1 (Mkatshana 41’) Egypt 0Uganda 0 Lesotho 0SATURDAY’S FIXTURESThird-Place Play-Off 10h30 (08h30 GMT): Egypt vs Uganda – Nkana StadiumFinal14h00 (12h00 GMT): South Africa vs Lesotho – Nkana Stadiumcenter_img 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              5Zambia                            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              0Group 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: 20Goals scored: 32Biggest victory: Zambia 0 Uganda 2 (Group A, December 6); South Africa 2 Mauritius 0 (Group B, December 7); Egypt 2 Mauritius 0 (Group B, December 9); Zambia 2 Swaziland 0 (Group A, December 11); Mauritius 0 Mozambique 2 (Group B, December 11)Most goals in a game: 5 – Swaziland 2 Malawi 3 (Group A, December 6)GOALSCORERS3 goals – Luvuyo Mkatshana (South Africa), Muhammad Shaban (Uganda)2 – Abdelrahman Amr (Egypt), Lyle Foster (South Africa), 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), Stephen Mukwala (Uganda), Enzo Mungendje (Namibia), King Nasama (Zimbabwe), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (South Africa), Allan Okello (Uganda)last_img read more

Clippers’ Sterling disparages Magic Johnson, HIV status

first_imgMagic Johnson (AP Photo/File)LOS ANGELES (AP) – In an interview aired Monday where he expressed sorrow for recorded racist remarks that earned him a lifetime NBA ban, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was anything but apologetic toward Magic Johnson, one of the men mentioned in the recording, repeatedly disparaging Johnson’s HIV-positive status, dismissing his work in charity and business and saying he’s not a proper role model for children.“He’s got AIDS!” Sterling said loudly at one point, cutting off CNN’S Anderson Cooper as the interviewer attempted to cite Johnson’s accomplishments after Sterling asked, “What has he done, big Magic Johnson, what has he done?”“He acts so holy,” Sterling said. “He made love to every girl in every city in America, and he had AIDS, and when he had those AIDS, I went to my synagogue and I prayed for him, I hope he could live and be well. I didn’t criticize him. I could have. Is he an example for children?”Anderson corrected Sterling, explaining that Johnson was HIV-positive but did not have “full-blown AIDS.”Sterling briefly adjusted his language but not his tone.“What kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he catches HIV. Is that someone we want to respect, and tell our kids about?” Sterling said. “I think he should be ashamed of himself.”Johnson had Tweeted after the recording emerged last month that he would never attend another Clippers game while Sterling was owner. But he was in attendance at Sunday’s playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder sitting next to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who handed down Sterling’s lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine nearly two weeks ago.Also in the interview that had its first full airing Monday after the release of excerpts Sunday, Sterling says he was “baited” into using racist language by V. Stiviano, the woman who made the recording.“She would always use the word ‘black,’ ” Sterling said of Stiviano. “That’s a black girl, that’s a black guy, this is black, that’s black. So when she said to me I’m going to bring ‘four gorgeous black guys to the game,’ players she was referring to either football or basketball, I was a little jealous maybe.”“I used her words,” Sterling said, later adding: “I don’t know why the girl had me say those things.”Johnson, who is scheduled to appear on Cooper’s show to reply on Tuesday, wrote on his Twitter account that “I’d rather be talking about these great NBA Playoffs than Donald Sterling’s interview.”Johnson later Tweeted, “After this week, no more Sterling talk.”The comments earned Sterling a quick rebuke from NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who handed down a lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine against Sterling last month.“I just read a transcript of Donald Sterling’s interview with Anderson Cooper and while Magic Johnson doesn’t need me to, I feel compelled on behalf of the NBA family to apologize to him that he continues to be dragged into this situation and be degraded by such a malicious and personal attack,” Silver said. “The NBA Board of Governors is continuing with its process to remove Mr. Sterling as expeditiously as possible.”last_img read more

Amanda Salazar – “I Am Not Bullet Proof”

first_imgSubmitted by Amanda Salazar, Edge Fitness Amanda Price Salazar, an Olympia personal trainer, battled back from a horrific motorcycle injury.Recently, a new client came to me struggling in several areas health-wise both physically and emotionally. She explained that it was very difficult for her to feel comfortable enough to even reach out and schedule a meeting to possibly get help from me. In fact, she said it took her nine months before deciding to make the phone call. In our first meeting, after hearing some of her story I told her that I could relate as I had a similar story and really did understand how she was feeling and where she was coming from. She looked at me with a confused face and then said, “It’s hard for me to truly believe you when you say that. You look like have looked the way you do all of your life and you seem so confident and almost bullet proof.”Reality hit me. Sometimes, I really do forget that people see me quite differently than I see myself. I am in a much healthier body, but my mind forgets this sometimes.  I started by telling her that of all the things that I am now, the one thing know I am not……is that I AM NOT BULLET PROOF.Most personal trainers have overcome some sort of health struggle which later brings them to be in their profession today because they want to help and show others that they can do it too. They truly care about their clients and have a passion for what they do.Before deciding to become a health and fitness professional, I had overcome obesity, anorexia, bulimia, depression, low self-esteem, exercise addiction, cancer and recovered from a near death life-changing motorcycle accident and more. After years of hard work and reaching my health and fitness goals,  I decided that I wanted to do the same and helping others achieve and live healthier lifestyles was the only thing that I knew was going to make me happy for the rest of my life! So, this is how I came to be a health and fitness expert and I wouldn’t trade the world for it.If you don’t have a personal trainer, nutritionist, or health and fitness coach, I am here to help you take the first step no matter what that step is. Just remember, there is never a perfect time to start and if you wait for that perfect time to happen, it will probably never come. You just have to take the plunge and know that an amazing and positive life change will be ahead of you along with a supportive coach! If you already have a personal trainer, take advantage of all the information they give you, make 100% effort using the tools they give you every chance you get, and don’t forget…….they aren’t bullet proof. They are human and struggle too. Also, thank them for doing what they do. On a daily basis, trainers take in a lot of excuses, whining, complaining, bad language, grunting, venting and more from their clients. Every now and again it is just nice to hear the words…….”Thank you.”Edge Fitness2806 29th Ave. SW, Suite ATunwater, WA 98512360.790.6767www.edgefitnessnow.comcenter_img Here is a picture of ME. It is one of the last pictures I allowed to be taken of myself before I went past the 200 pound mark. I was full of excuses, held personal pity parties daily, was always feeling bad for myself, and had the worst self-esteem and self-confidence ever. Who was I kidding!??? Every day, I had the ability to make a conscious correct choice, but used excuse after excuse to make the wrong choices. It exhausted me to the point in my life where I was ready to give up on life itself. But, luckily one day…… a personal trainer decided to help me and began to bring me back to reality. Some say it is expensive, but how can you put a price on life, happiness, and success. My trainer was the best investment I have ever made. Facebook28Tweet0Pin0 When I tell my clients to stop making excuses, never say never, get dialed in and to take control of their lives over and over and over…..it is because I did the exact opposite for so many years of my life and it almost killed me. One day, a personal trainer who cared about me, took me under his wing and saved my life! I’ll never forget him.last_img read more