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Investigation into Jimmy Savile abuse cases expands to nineteen more hospitals

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Investigation into Jimmy Savile abuse cases expands to nineteen more hospitals

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Investigations into claims of sexual abuse by the former television presenter, and DJ, Jimmy Savile are expanding to cover an additional 19 hospitals in the United Kingdom, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced Friday. Hunt told Parliament, in a written statement, the investigation around Savile’s access through the health service are now to report by June next year.

The announcement brings the total number of hospitals being investigated for links with sexual abuse allegations made against Savile to 32. Metropolitan Police are continuing their inquiries into Savile, stating: “Inquiries are ongoing, and we continue to work with the Department of Health. Inquiries into criminal offences are not concluded yet”.

About a year after Savile’s death in October 2011, ITV broadcast a documentary where several women claim to have been sexually abused by the former TV star. Since then, many more people have come forward with statements claiming abuse by Savile. In addition, a number of other celebrities and public figures have been arrested in connection with claims of sexual abuse and rape.

Solicitor Jessica Standley, whose law firm represents about 70 of Savile’s alleged victims, said of the news: “What is concerning me is that the Department of Health have taken until now to include those additional hospitals”.

Brian Tooke, a former nurse at the now closed De La Pole Hospital in Willerby, said: “I was appalled when I heard it all — they are vulnerable people and should be protected. I can’t understand how, if it is true, he would have been allowed to have free run and exploit vulnerable people.”

The nineteen additional hospitals under-investigation are:

  1. Barnet General Hospital
  2. Booth Hall Children’s Hospital
  3. De La Pole Hospital
  4. Dryburn Hospital
  5. Hammersmith Hospital
  6. Leavesden Secure Mental Hospital
  7. Marsden Hospital
  8. Maudsley Hospital
  9. North Manchester General Hospital
  10. Odstock Hospital
  11. Pinderfields Hospital
  12. Prestwich Psychiatric Hospital
  13. Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead
  14. Royal Free Hospital, London
  15. Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
  16. Seacroft Hospital, Leeds
  17. St Mary’s Hospital, Carshalton
  18. Whitby Memorial Hospital
  19. Wythenshawe Hospital



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Australian men, women win 2013 Asia-Oceania Wheelchair Basketball Championships

Australian men, women win 2013 Asia-Oceania Wheelchair Basketball Championships

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Thai-Japanese Bangkok Youth Center, Bangkok — The Australia men’s national wheelchair basketball team, known as the Rollers, and the Australia women’s national wheelchair basketball team, known as the Gliders, won gold medals on Friday, the final day of the Asia–Oceania Zone Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Bangkok, Thailand. The eight day championship was opened on November 22.

Asia–Oceania Zone Wheelchair Basketball Championships, Bangkok, 2013. IWBF President Maureen Orchard presents silver medals to the Chinese women’s team
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Maureen Orchard. President and Secretary General of the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation
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Asia–Oceania Zone Wheelchair Basketball Championships — Australia’s Amber Merritt
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Asia–Oceania Zone Wheelchair Basketball Championships — Japan’s Mari Animoto
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Asia–Oceania Zone Wheelchair Basketball Championships — Australia’s Tristan Knowles
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Ten countries competed for places at the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) World Championships next year — ten in the men’s: Japan, Iran, China, Malaysia, Taipei, Australia, Korea, Kuwait, New Zealand and Thailand; and four in the women’s: Australia, Japan, China and Thailand. For the Australians, it was a rare opportunity to play teams from neighboring countries. Their efforts to help other teams were appreciated; after one game the Kuwait men led a cheer of “Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!” To which the Thai women replied: “Oi! Oi! Oi!”

Both the Australian teams went through the tournament undefeated. The Gliders defeated China in the gold medal game 57–35. The Rollers then took to the court and defeated Korea 63–46. Iran and Japan won the men’s and women’s bronze medal matches.

This was one of four zone championships. The zones correspond to those of the IPC and FIBA: Americas, Europe, Asia–Oceania and Africa. Each zone is guaranteed one place at the World Championships. Under recently-introduced rules, performance at the Paralympic games gains additional spots for the zone, not for the country. Only the home team is guaranteed a place.

The new zone system has already proved controversial, with Algeria defeating South Africa in the recent Africa Zone Championships in Angola to grab the sole spot allocated to Africa, and Canada missing out on one of the four men’s spots for the Americas zone. In a shock result, these places went to the United States, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. Great Britain, Turkey, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands are to round out the championships as the men’s teams from the European Zone.

The men’s World Championship are to be held in July next year in Incheon, South Korea, while the women’s are to be in Toronto, Canada. Maureen Orchard. President and Secretary General of the IWBF told Wikinews the women’s competition will in no way be inferior to the men’s. The women are to be put up in a five-star hotel, and play at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens. Without their men’s team competing, the women’s competition is expected to generate considerable interest in Canada. The home team is to be joined by teams from the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, France, the United States, Brazil, Mexico, and Peru to compete against the winners from the Asia–Oceania Zone.

The sport of wheelchair basketball has great popularity. In London, additional seats at the North Greenwich Arena sold out online within minutes.



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All plane occupants die in Namibia crash

All plane occupants die in Namibia crash

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The wreckage of a crashed plane carrying by various reports 33 or 34 occupants has been found in Namibia but none of its passengers or crew survived, police in the country said yesterday. LAM Mozambique Airlines Flight 470 took off from the Mozambique capital‘s airport at 11:26 CAT (0926 UTC) Friday and was scheduled to reach an airport in Luanda, the capital of Angola, at 14:10 WAT (1310 UTC).

The remains of the plane were discovered at Bwabwata National Park in Namibia, close to the borders between Angola and Botswana. Kavango Region police coordinator Willie Bampton reportedly said yesterday: “My team on the ground have found the wreckage. No survivors. The plane is totally burned”. A nearby game ranger with the surname Shinonge described bodies being “scattered all over the place”, adding, “It’s a horrible sight”. Shinonge also said investigators managed to find and recover the aircraft’s black boxes.

In the immediate aftermath of the incident, when the aircraft’s exact location was unknown, LAM Mozambique Airlines stated: “Information obtained indicates that the flight has landed in a location in Northern Namibia, bordering Angola and Botswana near a place called Rundu.” However, the airline later confirmed the plane had in fact crashed. “At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew who were on board the aircraft. LAM has established family assistance centres at Maputo and Luanda airports to support the families who are naturally distressed”, a further statement from the company said. Authorities from Namibia, Angola, Botswana, and South Africa were thanked by the airline for their assistance in the search for the plane.

The plane reportedly had a crew of six and 27 or 28 passengers. Ten of the passengers were Mozambique nationals, while nine were from Angola and five were from Portugal. One passenger from each of France, Brazil and China were also onboard.

The exact cause of the crash is unknown, although officials in Mozambique said weather and visibility were poor on Friday. In a statement, LAM Mozambique Airlines said: “We do not have any information on the circumstances of the accident and we cannot speculate on possible causes as the investigators must be given the time and space to do their work without interference or prejudice.”



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