Roger Goodell Makes How Much?!
According to IRS salary transparency rules, tax exempt organizations can pay no more than fair market value compensation for services. It is also because of the fact that the NFL files taxes as a trade association that the public gets to know exactly what its executives make.
Those very tax forms reveal that current NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made nearly $29.5 million in 2011 alone. That’s almost triple the $11.6 million he pulled the year before. Those big checks almost guarantee that Goodell is perhaps the only sports commissioner who makes as much as or more money than the athletes themselves. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, for instance, made a mere $18 million by comparison, and former Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning had a salary of $23 million in 2011.
RT America reached out to the NFL, NHL as well as the PGA on multiple occasions. None of the leagues chose to comment on their tax exempt status.
I understand this article is written for women, but it works both ways. We need to remember that. Men are drawn into abusive relationships as well.
Are you in a relationship with a psychopath? You might think that’s something you’d know right away by the red tint of evil in the person’s eyes, the swastika tat on the forehead, or the insistence on discussing serial killers over dinner. But nope! Psychopaths can be extremely charming and come across like Prince Charming at first. So unless you know the signs, you’d probably get sucked into the life of a psychopath and not know who he or she really was until you are completely sucker punched. Here are 10 signs you should look out for to quickly identify a psychopath.
1. Flattery like you’ve never heard before. Psychopaths move extremely quickly. On the first date, he’ll probably tell you that you are stunningly beautiful, unbelievably intelligent, and uproariously witty. He will play into every fantasy and insecurity you have. If you think you’re fat, he will tell you how much he loves your body. If you think you’re shy, he will laugh at every lame attempt at a joke and tell you you should have been a comedian. This is called “love bombing.” It’s the idealization phase he gets you hooked on, and it’s the phase you will spend the next however-many months or years trying to get back once he abruptly shuts it off.
If we are to make progress, we must look at the big picture and actively involve men.
We must recognize that society as a whole pays the price for violence against women, because it greatly impacts our collective ability to generate growth and prosperity. It is well documented by poverty experts that women are the biggest untapped natural resource for development. Societies that emphasize public policies promoting gender equality tend to be more prosperous and less violent.
I, as a father of three boys, know that changing our societies’ norms and attitudes that often excuse gender violence starts with me. It starts with us. As men, understanding our role in shaping the systems that create this problem should motivate us to be allies for change.
We must shift from our role as silent bystanders and speak out alongside women. We can do this by being less defensive, looking inward and questioning our own attitudes. By learning to understand how our language and interactions affect those around us, and how it may perpetuate sexism.
A group in Haiti is using 3-D printers to make needed medical supplies.
iLab Haiti is using the new technology to make medical tools. The initiative is still testing out the applications, but there is plenty of promise. The project is a part of a larger initiative by the group to provide resources and support for Haitian-led innovation and solutions.
“iLab // Haiti has found its home at Haiti Communitere, an established resource center where tools and classes give locals a space to take the future of Haiti into their own hands,” says the group’s website.
Ashley Dara of iLab Haiti spoke with NPR about the idea behind the project.
Daytime television host Katie Couric courted controversy where it does not exist, yesterday. She featured Emily Tarsell a woman who said the HPV vaccine Gardasil is responsible for her her daughter’s death.
Remaining guests, including medical doctors, discussed their support and opposition to the HPV vaccine. Couric builds ‘controversy’ by rising fear of vaccines based on non or pseudo-scientific claims. The ‘balanced’ style of reporting left viewers with few answers and may have caused more confusion than help enlighten misinformed Americans.
“So we’ve obviously heard two different sides about the HPV vaccine and I think for parents watching, it’s probably still rather confusing when you hear these heartbreaking stories that these parents have endured,” closed Couric.
Viwers are left thinking that there is an actual debate over the HPV vaccine when there isn’t.
Scientists from the University of Pittsburgh looked at the number of reported cases of polio, measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis A, diphtheria and whooping cough before and after vaccines were available. The projections are based on how many cases would have occurred if a vaccine was not developed for each.
We already knew that vaccines were behind the eradication of smallpox and will be a key reason why polio is up next. Then there are measles and rubella, which are pretty much not a problem in the Americas anymore.
The research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine late last week. It showed just how important vaccines have been in a historical context and why they still matter today.
All the infections avoided over nearly a century could be for naught if Americans spend more time getting health advice from former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy as opposed to scientific researchers.
“We also are able to see a resurgence of some of these diseases in the past several decades as people forget how devastating they can be and start refusing vaccines,” said lead author Willem G. van Panhuis, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology at Pitt Public Health.
(CNN) — My first investigation as a new Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer with the Centers for Disease Control was of a large outbreak of measles, mostly among Hispanic children, many under a year old, and many who became infected when they visited hospital emergency departments for other reasons.
I will never forget how nervous I was. I wanted to do a good job for those children, their families and everyone around them. These infants were too young to be vaccinated, and as a result they were particularly susceptible. So we vaccinated those around them to stop transmission.
By 2000, a decade after my EIS experience, measles transmission in the United States was declared to have been stopped. However, we still have occasional clusters of measles in pockets of unvaccinated children after measles has been brought into the United States from somewhere else in the world.
The USA is experiencing a spike in measles, with 175 confirmed cases and 20 hospitalizations so far this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That’s about three times the usual number of cases of measles, CDC Director Thomas Frieden said Thursday. The USA has seen nine outbreaks this year, with the largest in New York, North Carolina and Texas.
More than 98% of measles patients were unvaccinated, Frieden said.
“This isn’t the failure of a vaccine; it’s the failure to vaccinate,” Frieden said.
I am the widow of a doctor of conscience. His name was Dr Bertram Wainer and he died in 1987. He spent 18 years of his professional life working to ensure that access to abortion was legal, safe and affordable. He did this because in conscience he could not stand aside and watch women die or be maimed by unqualified backyarders or disreputable doctors who worked in the shadows of corruption.
He grew up in the Gorbals, the notorious slums of Glasgow, in the depression and World War II. The posthumous son of a doctor, he nevertheless knew poverty, cold, hunger and the chilling effect of powerlessness. He lived among people with no way of improving their desperate lives and, even as a child, was able to see the injustice of poverty amid plenty. He shared the tenements with families full of children they could not feed and women brutalised by despair and by their husbands. He was one of the many children sent to school hungry and wearing rags.
He came to Australia after serving in the armed forces, and studied medicine. His first years as a doctor were in the army where he became a lieutenant-colonel running the military hospital in Brisbane. He knew nothing about abortion except that the women’s hospitals he had trained in had wards full of women with injuries and sepsis from abortion, and that women died. He thought it was normal.
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It will be interesting if other allegations are made against him in the years to come.
Meggs took over the investigation in November — almost a year after the report was filed with the Tallahassee Police Department, several months after the police allowed the case to go “dormant,” and days after media outlets began pressing the department for the case file amidst allegations of police misconduct.
There will be no charges, but the matter feels far from settled. The circumstances are just too frustrating, and too familiar. Winston, as you have no doubt read in the coverage of this case, is a well-known football player. Media outlets reminded the public of this fact by identifying him in pieces on the rape accusations, in headlines and leads, as a “football star,” “Heisman favorite,” or “freshman who has lead FSU to an undefeated season.”
The media’s fascination with Winston’s career prospects was allegedly shared by the Tallahassee Police Department. Patricia Carroll, the lawyer for the woman who accused Winston of rape, said she was told by a detective that her client’s life would be “made miserable” if she went ahead with the investigation. “Tallahassee was a big football town,” he allegedly said. “The victim needs to think long and hard before proceeding against him because she will be raked over the coals and her life will be made miserable.”
I Can’t tell you how sad this is. One of the many, many sad tales that have resulted from domestic abuse.
ST. LOUIS • Police say a reported “knockout game” attack that recently attracted national attention to St. Louis is false.
Ashley DePew, 23, and her boyfriend Justin Simms, 25, were charged Friday with falsifying a police report. The pair had claimed DePew was the victim of a random attack outside a St. Louis bar last month, police said.
Police now believe she was actually injured by her boyfriend and the pair fabricated the “knockout game” story as a cover for her injury.
Dotson said the damage false reporting causes is widespread.
“We had to spend a significant amount of resources unraveling the lies they told,” Dotson said. “That’s resources that could have been spent on other crimes and it damaged the perception of the city. I hope these two individuals get help in their relationship.”