The Independent 5 June 2014Whatever the intention of the promoters of the new “Cinderella Law”, its main accomplishment will be to turn the emotional landscape of family life into a dangerous battlefield.The aim of this law is to change existing legislation on child neglect by expanding the meaning of criminal abuse to encompass the complicated domain of the emotion. The Conservative MP Robert Buckland, who is the principal Parliamentary campaigner for a law that would criminalise the emotional abuse of children, claims that without such legislation “the wicked stepmother of Cinderella” gets “away scot-free”. However, once the emotional behaviour of parents becomes a target for policing, every mother and father is at risk of being labelled an abuser.The call for the Cinderella Law represents the latest phase of a campaign to continually expand the range of parental behaviour that can be condemned as abusive. These days, parents who smoke or drink alcohol in front of children risk being characterised as child-abusers. Opponents of the tradition of male circumcision condemn Jewish and Muslim parents as abusers of children. Health activists denounce parents of overweight children for the same offence. Mothers and fathers who educate their children to embrace the family’s religion have been characterised as child abusers by anti-faith campaigners. Precisely because the abuse of children is regarded as such a terrible crime, advocates of a variety of different causes frame their campaign in the language of child protection.The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children offers a definition of emotional abuse that includes some very real and unambiguous acts of harm, such as “conveying to a child that they are worthless or unloved, inadequate”, but it also includes forms of behaviour that, depending on the context, may or may not be harmful to a child.For example, the NSPCC includes in its definition of emotional abuse the “making of fun” of what a child says or how they communicate. I am not sure what universe the NSPCC inhabits, but in the real world, the making fun of one another is the stuff of family life. When parents and children interact, they are likely to make jokes at each others’ expense.http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/the-cinderella-law-emotional-correctness-gone-mad-9231233.html
The struggle for number one in Indian Wells Djokovic10,18510,20010,22010,26510,35510,53510,77511,175 Rafa Nadal couldn’t recover the number 1 of the ATP rating regardless of successful the title at the Mexican Open Telcel de Acapulco (500 factors, which have to be eliminated 45 that defended 2019), since Novak Djokovic additionally scored 500 factors along with his triumph in the Dubai Responsibility Free Tennis Championship. This fashion Djokovic seems this week in the standings with 10,220 factors for the 9,850 of Nadal.The subsequent event for Nadal to assault the number 1 will happen in the 1,000 Masters of Indian Wells, the place a priori Djokovic begins with a bonus since Nadal defends 360 factors as a semifinalist final 12 months, whereas Djokovic solely defends 45 after falling in the third spherical.To return to occupy the number 1 in the world, Nadal needs to be champion sure or sure, which might add 10,490 factors. Something apart from successful the title would imply one other week of Djokovic main the rating. If Nadal wins the title, the Balearic should look ahead to Djokovic to fall earlier than the Indian Wells semifinals to return to the high of the rating. Nadal9,5009,5159,5359,5809,6709,85010,09010,490 1st Spherical2nd sphericalthird SphericalEighthRoomsSemifinalsFinalistChampion In the case of not having the ability to attain number one, Nadal could have one other new alternative in the Miami Masters 1,000, the place he’ll search for one of the 1,000 Masters who nonetheless resist him in his medal winners, and the place he doesn’t defend factors by not competing final 12 months for the 90s that Djokovic defends in Miami.
The Week Ahead: Focus on Home Prices On Tuesday, June 26, the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index (HPI) will release giving a snapshot of the movement of home prices in April. The index gauges U.S. residential real estate prices, tracking changes in the value of residential real estate both nationally as well as in 20 metropolitan regions.Last month, the HPI for March indicated that home prices showed no signs of slowing down. Nationally, the index reported a 6.5 percent annual gain in March, while the 10-City Composite annual increase came in at 6.5 percent, slightly rising from 6.4 percent in the previous month. The 20-City Composite on the index remained unchanged from the previous month posting a 6.8 percent year-over-year gain in home prices. Cities like Seattle, Las Vegas, and San Francisco reported the highest year-over-year gains among the 20 cities on the HPI. In March, Seattle led the way with a 13 percent year-over-year price increase; followed by Las Vegas with a 12.4 percent increase; and San Francisco with an 11.3 percent increase. Twelve of the 20 cities on the HPI reported greater price increases in March 2018 compared with February.Here’s what else is in store in The Week Ahead:New Home Sales, Monday, 10 a.m. ETConsumer Confidence Index, Tuesday, 10 a.m. ETMBA Mortgage Apps, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ETNAR Pending Home Sales Index, Wednesday, 10 a.m. ETGDP Data, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. ETFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. ET in Daily Dose, Featured, News Share June 24, 2018 494 Views Home Prices Home Sales homes HOUSING S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller HPI 2018-06-24 Radhika Ojha