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Listen daily news on 30th November 2023 morning.
Premier League clubs in the UK have been accused of prioritizing commercial interests over the safety of women by continuing to play footballers and keeping bosses in post despite being under police investigation for sexual or domestic violence.
Alleged victims claim that the Football Association (FA) and Premier League create a culture of fear that discourages them from speaking out.
A BBC investigation found that seven out of 20 Premier League clubs have had players or bosses investigated by the police for sexual offenses since 2020.
The women who have come forward are calling for footballers who are embroiled in criminal allegations to be suspended from playing until the investigation is completed.
The FA and Premier League have been criticized for their delayed responses, lack of transparency, and failure to take action in response to the allegations.
The bodies only have regulations on how to respond to these types of allegations if they occur within a football environment or involve children or vulnerable adults.
In contrast, the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB) in the US have publicly available policies for players and staff accused of sexual or domestic violence.
The UK government has outlined plans to introduce an independent regulator for football, which will aim to protect clubs' and fans' interests.
However, critics argue that the regulator must also address the football world's lack of response to allegations of violence against women.
The women who have spoken out are concerned that as long as the accused men remain in their positions, other women may be at risk or too scared to come forward.
The BBC has spoken to five women who have accused a Premier League footballer, referred to as Player X, of rape, sexual assault, or controlling behavior since April 2021.
The women's names have been changed to protect their anonymity.
The accused footballer remains under police investigation for rape allegations.
The women have criticized the FA and Premier League for their lack of action and support when they reported their allegations.
Privacy rules prevent the BBC from naming the individuals involved.
Listen daily news on 30th November 2023 early morning.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is facing pressure to fulfill his promise to legislate against online harms following the death of a 12-year-old boy who took his own life after being sexually extorted online.
The parents of Carson Cleland, the boy who died, have gone public with their story to raise awareness about the risks of online sextortion.
Conservative MP Todd Doherty and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh have both called on the government to do more to protect children from online predators.
Trudeau first promised to introduce legislation addressing online harms in 2019 and made a similar promise in the 2021 election, but has yet to fulfill it.
The government has not provided a timeline for when the legislation will be tabled.
Listen daily news on 29th November 2023 evening.
Manufacturers in the current landscape face various challenges such as economic uncertainty, scarcity of skilled labor, supply chain issues, and the threat of cyberattacks.
To address these challenges and ensure consistent production, manufacturers can apply a DevOps model to industrial automation processes.
Industrial DevOps combines industrial automation with modern software development practices, allowing for efficient management of automated manufacturing systems.
This approach provides visibility into code and code changes, enables faster recovery from system outages, and increases stability and security.
Industrial DevOps platforms like Copia provide a full-featured source control repository for automation projects, ensuring precise control over PLC code development and allowing for easy deployment and modification.
Additionally, Industrial DevOps automates backup strategies, visualizes code running on the plant floor, and accelerates troubleshooting and maintenance, minimizing operational risks and maximizing efficiencies.
While implementing a new system or methodology may be daunting, the greater risk lies in inaction, especially in an era of skilled labor shortages and demands for faster and more efficient production.
Listen daily news on 29th November 2023 afternoon.
Nikki Houston, a woman from Aberdeen, has chosen to waive her anonymity after her father was sentenced to four years in jail for repeatedly raping her as a child.
The abuse began when Houston was four years old and continued until 2002.
Her father, Duncan Houston, was previously jailed for nine years for raping her at a party in 2000, when she was 10.
Houston decided to speak out to show other victims they are not alone.
She described her father as evil and said that the abuse had destroyed her childhood.
Houston hopes that by sharing her story, she can help other victims and encourage them to seek help.
Listen daily news on 29th November 2023 morning.
Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has agreed to purchase a 10% stake in Heathrow Airport from Spanish infrastructure company Ferrovial.
The deal, worth £2.
37bn ($3bn), is subject to regulatory approval.
French private equity fund Ardian will also acquire a 15% stake in Ferrovial's parent company, FGP Topco.
The purchase will mark the end of Ferrovial's investment in the UK airports' operator, which began at 56% and was reduced to 25% by 2013.
Heathrow Airport has been losing money this year due to its significant debt and the Civil Aviation Authority's decision to lower passenger charges.
The PIF, one of the world's most active sovereign wealth funds, has assets of more than $700bn and has recently invested in sports such as football and golf.
Listen daily news on 29th November 2023 early morning.
The top health care official at the jail where Soleiman Faqiri died did not believe he needed to be sent to the hospital and refused to watch a video of his decline, according to a coroner's inquest.
Helen Hamblin, who had no medical background, instructed staff to leave Faqiri alone despite his erratic behavior and self-harm.
She believed she could only send him to the hospital if he physically harmed himself or if a nurse recommended it.
Faqiri, who suffered from schizoaffective disorder, died five days later after being restrained and struck by guards.