UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin, has expressed his discontent with Belgian football for terminating the Jupiler Pro League, in the absence of a day for the end of the competition, he pointed out that the European entity could sanction him and does not rule out his exclusion next season from continental competitions.In an interview for German television ZDF, Ceferin attacked Belgian football for deciding to end the season, stopped for a time by the coronavirus outbreak, prematurely and without ending the league and leaving the cup competition pending.“I don’t think it’s the right move. Solidarity is not a one-way road. You can’t ask for help and then decide for yourself what is best for you. And I must say; Belgians and whatever they are considering doing the same now risk not participating in European competitions next year, “the UEFA official warned. At the moment, Belgian football has chosen to declare Bruges as the League champion, in the absence of a game, for being the leader with a 15 point advantage over KAA Gent, although later a title playoff is disputed. A decision that, in the absence of being confirmed, has turned against UEFA, the Association of European Clubs (ECA) and the rest of the leagues in Europe, who chose to request that the competitions not be canceled early.Despite the fact that most of the ‘Old Continent’ leagues are suspended for seasons, until the end of April in most cases, the season is still being considered, either by lengthening the calendar or resuming closed-door competitions to combat the spread of COVID-19.As for the Champions League and the Europa League, which are in the round of 16, Ceferin commented that they could be completed behind closed doors and once the national competitions are finished on June 30, but he ruled out playing them in the fall.“Football is not at all the same without fans. But it’s definitely better to play football with no supporters in the stands and have it back on TV than to have nothing at all. That is what people want, that returns positive energy to their homes. It is probably July or August. We cannot develop it in September or October, “he said.
Significantly, the research controlled for mental health problems, and socioeconomic status in early life, which could otherwise have explained why CSA survivors suffer disproportionate economic harms. Read: HSE failing today’s child sex abuse victims with lack of counselling services>It’s “never too late” to address sexual violence> Take, for example, two comparable people, with similar economic circumstances in childhood, and who both suffer from depression or other mental health problems.What the study found is that if one is a childhood sexual abuse survivor, and the other is not, the childhood sexual abuse survivor is still far more likely to have negative labour market outcomes.And this is 30 years or more after the abuse itself.“The Long-Term Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Incomes and Labour force Status” which is published in a short summary today, found that CSA was slightly more prevalent among women than it was among men (6.7% vs 5.6% of all those surveyed.)Some 8% of men and 6% of women aged between 50 and 64, and who were not sexually abused as children, are forced to leave the labour force through sickness or permanent disability.Shockingly, among CSA survivors those numbers rise to 17% of men and 14% of women.The study was based on self-completed questionnaires handed in by 8,500 people aged 50 and over and living in Ireland, between 2009 and 2011.The full research paper will be published at a later date in the Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Economics.Get help: We had had a sense that being a survivor of child sexual abuse had long-term economic consequences, but now those effects have actually been quantified. CONNECT is a national telephone counselling service run by the HSE for adults who experienced abuse in childhood.Freephone: 1800-477-477 A MAJOR STUDY has found that childhood sexual abuse in Ireland does enormous economic and social damage to survivors, even well into later life.The survey, conducted by the ESRI and Trinity College Dublin, found that Irish men and women who were sexually abused as children were more than twice as likely as others to be forced out of work by sickness in later life.Among the other major findings:Male CSA survivors are three times more likely than other men to be sick or disabled after the age of 50Both men and women abused in childhood are more than twice as likely as others to be out of the workforce due to sickness or permanent disabilityThe household income of male CSA survivors is 34% lower than the averageMen abused as children are twice as likely to live alone after the age of 50, compared to other men.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, one of the researchers, Alan Barrett, said that the study measures, for the first time, the sheer scale and durability of the economic devastation that CSA causes among survivors.