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first_img Twitter WhatsApp Muncie man wins lawsuit after parents destroy pornography collection Pinterest Facebook Facebook Google+ WhatsApp (“Court Gavel” by Best Law, Public Domain) A Muncie man has won a federal lawsuit against his parents, who destroyed his extensive collection of pornography.David Werking, 42, filed the suit last year against his parents — Paul and Beth Werking.Werking said he lived with his parents for a time in 2016 and 2017, and during that time, they destroyed several boxes of materials he had left in their home, including DVDs, VHS tapes and sex toys.“Some of the property was pornographic in nature,” the lawsuit said. “None of the property was illegal in nature.”A U.S. District Court Judge ruled Werking’s parents must pay for destroying his collection.Werking estimated the value of his pornography collection at more than $25,000. Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Twitter By Network Indiana – December 21, 2020 1 415 Google+ Previous articleSouth Bend Police “Heroes and Helpers” event helping families despite pandemicNext articleLegislators plan to change law that allows Gov. Holcomb to issue emergency orders Network Indianalast_img read more


first_imgGreenpeace has informed that its 35 activists and its Arctic Sunrise ship have been released following last week’s arrest in Norway.The Norwegian Coast Guard last Thursday boarded the Arctic Sunrise and arrested the ship and the crew at Statoil’s Korpfjell drill site in the Barents Sea, after Greenpeace’s protest against Statoil’s drilling in the Arctic. Apart from Statoil’s drilling, the activists were also protesting against the Norwegian government’s granting of oil licenses “in violation of Norway’s Constitution and the Paris Agreement.”The crew and the Greenpeace have been released in Tromsø, Northern Norway.Six activists have been fined for breaching the safety zone around the semi-submersible drilling rig, Songa Enabler, on Thursday.“Greenpeace considers the arrest by the Norwegian authorities to be unlawful as the protest was carried out in an area, where the activists have a right to protest peacefully in connection with the right of freedom of navigation and none of the grounds for boarding a foreign flagged vessel under international law were present. Greenpeace believes the action was important and necessary to highlight the Norwegian government’s granting of licenses for Statoil’s irresponsible drilling program,” the conservation group added.“The activists stand for what they did and are facing the consequences. They have acted peacefully and with the urgency necessary to protect the global climate that the Norwegian government is right now putting at risk with reckless oil drilling in the Arctic. This new aggressive search for oil is a violation of Norway’s Constitution and a completely backwards decision while the rest of the world is agreeing to phase out fossil to reduce global warming,” said Truls Gulowsen, head of Greenpeace Norway.“I am happy that we managed to expose the Norwegian government’s true face behind the self-proclaimed image as a green frontrunner. We protested peacefully with the support of hundreds of thousands people to make it clear that the Norwegian government is making a historic mistake with the opening of a new oil frontier. They know that more oil extraction will fuel extreme weather events like typhoons and droughts, so it’s about time they set people’s lives and health higher than short term oil profits,” said Austrian activist Dalia Kellou.Greenpeace said it would continue to oppose Arctic drilling.Statoil is using the Songa Offshore-owned Cat D drilling rig Songa Enabler to drill the Korpfjell well in production license 859, which was awarded in the 23rd licensing round in 2016. As such, Greenpeace alleged, the license is subject to a lawsuit filed together Nature & Youth last October and scheduled for hearing in November.“The next battle will be fought in the courtroom through a climate lawsuit brought against the Norwegian government for handing out new Arctic oil licenses. Greenpeace Nordic and Nature and Youth will meet the Norwegian government in court on 14th November, arguing that the new oil licenses are a violation of the right to a safe and healthy environment as stated in the Norwegian Constitution (Article 112), also safeguarded for future generations as well as the Paris Agreement,” Greenpeace said.The drilling site is in the northern sector of the Barents Sea South-East area, 37 kilometers from the Russian boundary and 415 kilometers from the Norwegian mainland. Water depth at the site is 253 meters. The Korpfjell well is the northernmost oil operation ever in Norway.The Korpfjell well might be one of Statoil’s last chances for a major discovery in this year’s Barents Sea drilling campaign. Statoil’s previous wells, Blåmann, Kayak, and Gemini North, were a bit of a disappointment. Namely, the first one was a small gas discovery, the second one was an oil discovery totaling between 25 and 50 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalents, and the third one aimed for oil but made a small, non-commercial, gas discovery.Once the rig completes its operations on the Korpfjell well, it is scheduled to drill the Koigen well from August 22 until September 17. It’s unclear whether the Greenpeace protest has impacted the drilling schedule. Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more


first_img After penning a three-year deal with Orlando in 2019 when joining from Sporting Lisbon, Nani admits he had misconceptions about the MLS upon signing. And even though there is still work to be done, he believes there is a collective willingness to continue growing the league. The 33-year-old winger added: “It is a great league. Obviously there are points where we must improve as a league, even in the quality of the players. read also:Toni: ‘Ronaldo can’t even dribble’ “Here you have fantastic clubs, well organised with fantastic conditions, great coaches, great players. You see every season improving. “I think we all have the conditions in this league. We are in a great country. “Everything is around us. It is all about being better, not being afraid to improve.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Manchester United Portuguese international currently plays in the States and is captain of Orlando City. And he believes his legendary 35-year-old countryman, who suffered defeat with Juventus in last night’s Coppa Italia final to Napoli, will eventually end up joining him Stateside. Speaking to ESPN’s Taylor Twellman about the 35-year-old forward, Nani said: “A couple of years ago, he told me that he will probably end up in America. “It’s not 100 percent but probably. There is a chance.” Ronaldo left Real Madrid in 2018 after a record-breaking nine-year spell to pen a four-year deal with Juventus. Ex-LA Galaxy star Beckham has already said he would love to bring Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to his Inter Miami franchise.Advertisement Nani has provided David Beckham’s Inter Miami with a boost by revealing Cristiano Ronaldo told him he will “probably” play in the MLS.center_img Loading…last_img read more


first_imgIt’s Thursday yet again, which means that it’s time for yet another column about yet another nationwide scandal involving sexism in sports.Again, I’m sorry. I wish I didn’t have to. But here we are, less than 48 hours separated from the debut of Barstool Van Talk, the newest show on ESPN that features the so-called “talent” of Barstool Sports.If you haven’t previously heard of Barstool Sports, well, you’re probably lucky. Barstool is a “sports and men’s lifestyle” blog that operates most closely to a glorified version of Total Frat Move or Do It 4 State, but for grown men who have most likely not matured much past their fraternity hazing semester of freshman year. They’re best known for coining the phrase “Saturdays are for the boys,” a mantra quickly picked up by guys who like to drink lots of beer and post Instagrams of themselves drinking lots of beer. A regularly updated section of their site is the “Barstool Local Smokeshow of the Day” which basically just entails a bunch of pictures of the latest scantily clad woman that the staff has decided to drool over that day. One of the last headlines I saw on the blog read, “Is Rihanna going to make being fat the hot new trend?”Don’t get me wrong — I understand that this is a satirical website and, like any other satirical publication, most of its content should be taken with a grain of salt. This is, after all, the same website in which authors go by names such as “Handsome Hank” or “Gay Pat.” I despise Barstool Sports due to the consistency of sexism, homophobia and racism in its content, but I’m not going to waste anyone’s time crying for every mindless, crass blog to be removed from the internet.But that’s no reason to bring it into the mainstream, and there’s especially no reason to give it airtime on the most powerful sports channel in the world.At a time when the sports world is fighting harder than ever to drive out these same issues of sexism, racism and homophobia, it seems tasteless and downright stupid for ESPN to bring this outlet on board. And it sends a message that left many sports journalists — male and female — outraged.One such journalist was Sam Ponder, the host of Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN, who posted the following excerpt that was written by Barstool Sports president David Portnoy (and edited to avoid printing an excess of expletives) in 2014:“Editor’s note — I know Feits [Barstool blogger Feitelberg] blogged this already. But I wrote it up too because I’m fired the f-ck up. F-CK SAM PONDER THAT BIBLE THUMPING FREAK … this dumb. Seriously you sound like a KO Barstool freak, not a chick that has a job where the #1 requirement is you make men hard. So give it a rest with your righteous indignation. Your entire career and livelihood is based on appealing to guys like me and blogs like ours. Bottomline is guys thinking chicks are hot is natural. It’s Darwinism. It’s never gonna change. But that doesn’t mean we don’t respect women and think it’s okay to hit a woman. I have no idea what’s so confusing about that. Go f-ck yourself.”In attempting to explain how Barstool Sports respects women — and in later addressing the tweet by Ponder — both Portnoy and the star of the new Barstool Sports show, Dan Katz, refused to apologize and continued to use aggressively disrespectful language toward women. The blog’s groupies are even more aggressive, and I couldn’t scroll through Ponder’s mentions without feeling physically sick.Look, I get that ESPN needs to make money. Cord cutting, live streaming and Twitter are all draining the company’sonce-steady stream of income. The market is changing. But pandering to low brow humor doesn’t fit with the brand, the message or the ideals that ESPN has previously attempted to instill.And the addition of Katz to the ESPN crew makes the recent suspension of SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill absolutely mind boggling. If the publication wants to suspend all staffers based on their Twitter activity, that’s up to its discretion. But how, then, will Katz not be immediately suspended for the last week’s content — which is laden with expletives and sex jokes — on his account?The most clear signal that a publication is pandering to its audience is when its previous logic begins to fail. That couldn’t be more true with ESPN and Barstool Sports. Sure, the first show did fairly well with ratings, most likely due to the aforementioned groupies, but at what cost? ESPN should take a long hard look at what it stands to lose by continuing to pander.I’ve had a few friends attempt to defend the value of Barstool to me, and I’ve honestly struggled to respect that opinion even before this week. For example — the day after the debut of the new show, Barstool’s Instagram account posted a picture of a pumpkin involving sexual innuendo with the caption, “Real talk: Is this pumpkin tryna get the pipe? Discuss.” I’ll repeat — this publication makes sex jokes about pumpkins.Is that really the brand you want to cultivate? I’m well aware that many sports fans can be empty-headed jocks, but that’s not the majority. Most of us who watch sports want content that involves analysis and avoids vulgar jokes. Believe me, it’s not that we can’t take a joke. It’s just not funny. ESPN, please take out your trash.Julia Poe is a junior majoring in print and digital journalism. She is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. Her column, “Poe’s Perspective,” runs Thursdays.last_img read more

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