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BBC Chairman Plans to Appoint New Director General ‘Within Weeks’

BBC Chairman Plans to Appoint New Director General ‘Within Weeks’

Posted on 11 Nov 2012 at 1:49pm

LONDON –  BBC Trust chairman Chris Patten said Sunday that he is targeting to have a new director general for the British public broadcaster in place “within weeks, rather than months.”

Patten, appearing on the broadcaster’s influential Andrew Marr Show Sunday morning to answer questions about Saturday’s late night resignation of director general George Entwistle, said a speedy replacement was essential for the broadcaster.

He also pointed out that other British media organizations, including Rupert Murdoch‘s newspaper publishing arm News International and its publications The Sun and The Sunday Times, could benefit from a weakened BBC.

” is bound to be under question from Rupert Murdoch’s papers, let’s be…

Cover-up of Priest Abuse in NSW

Cover-up of Priest Abuse in NSW

Posted on 03 Jul 2012 at 7:17am

There is another cover-up in an investigation made by three senior Catholic clergy of a sexual abuse complaint at a priest in New South Wales. The priest was accused of sexual assault by five young altar boys in the 1980s.

Members of the Armenian and Greek Orthodox clergy used their brooms as weapons during the flare-up at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

The three-member panel that investigated the complaint was made up of Brian Lucas, the general-secretary of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Wayne Peters, current vicar-general of Armidale and John Usher, a priest.

The TV programme Four Corners of ABC said at its airing…

Jerry Sandusky found Guilty

Jerry Sandusky found Guilty

Posted on 23 Jun 2012 at 8:12am

After almost 21 hours of sequestered deliberation over two days, the seven-woman, five-man jury has finally reached a verdict. Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of the 48 counts of child sexual abuse.

Crowds gathered outside the Centre County courthouse in Pennsylvania erupted in cheers as they learned of the verdict around 10 p.m. EDT on Friday. This guilty verdict would put the ex-Penn State coach/Second Mile mentor behind bars until death; the guilty charges carry a maximum sentence of more than 400 years.

According to the live CNN…