Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Multiculturalist is jailed for 14 years after raping woman and sexually assaulting others INSIDE the hospitals where he worked
His surname is Indian
A former hospital cleaner was today jailed for 14 years after raping a woman and sexually assaulting others inside health centres.
Sexual predator Mani Kurian, 50, 'targeted women' both in hospitals where he worked and in public before he was arrested by officers.
He was initially charged in July 2015 with four counts of sexual assault through touching and common assault.
Three of the sexual offences took place at Worthing Hospital in West Sussex between April 2013 and April 2015.
He also sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman in Eastbourne, East Sussex, in April 2015.
The common assault took place at Eastbourne District General Hospital in January of the same year. None of the victims were hospital patients.
Kurian, of Eastbourne, was later charged with the rape of a 21-year-old woman in Eastbourne which dated back to October 2014.
A further charge of sexual assault through touching was also added to the indictment following an incident at Eastbourne District General Hospital between June and September 2014.
A judge jailed him at Hove Crown Court today after being convicted following a trial which started in January.
He denied rape, common assault and five counts of sexual assault through touching.
Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Inspector Neil Ralph, said: 'Mani Kurian is a sexual predator who targeted women both in the workplace and in public.
'Today's sentence brings a successful resolution to what has been a long ordeal for the victims involved. 'The sentence imposed sends a clear message that offences of this nature will be harshly dealt with if found guilty.
'By not pleading guilty he put his victims through the ordeal of having to give evidence and relive the abuse they suffered by him. 'I would like to pay tribute to them for bravely giving evidence in the case.'
Pat Condell tells it like it is
‘I don’t want welfare, I want a job’: Black Donald Trump supporter
A BLACK Donald Trump supporter who faced down an angry mob of Black Lives Matter protesters has become an internet sensation.
The man was filmed wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat at a Trump rally in St. Louis, Missouri, when a group of Black Lives Matter confronted him. “I just saw lie, the great lie, that, ‘Oh, we’re so oppressed’,” he says to the group in the video, which has been viewed nearly 400,000 times.
When the Trump supporter says he’s “voting for the future”, the Black Lives Matter protester replies: “What future, the future [is going to] look like f***** X-Men: Apocalypse when that s*** comes out, man, damn.”
Shaking his head, the Trump supporter says he’s “voting for the future of my people”. “I’m voting for Trump because I want jobs, not welfare,” he says.
“I don’t want to be a slave anymore. I want a job. I want to work for my own money. I want to have a house. I want to pay for my own stuff with my money that I made. I don’t want handouts. I want freedom. I want actual freedom. “I want a job. I want a future that’s mine. I don’t want handouts from the government.”
The protesters yell: “You’ll be a slave to your job!”, while others accuse him of being “part of their schemes to hold down minorities”. “Do you believe black lives matter?” one woman asks.
“Black Lives Matter is a movement that shouldn’t even exist,” he replies.
“You want to talk about Black Lives Matter? Go to Chicago. Tell them that black lives matter. All of you people want to go into the streets and complain, ‘Oh, they got shot by the cops’, but you don’t want to go to Chicago and say we’re killing each other in droves.”
Asked how he can support Trump when he has been endorsed by white supremacist groups, the man says: “So what? I don’t care.
“You know what? Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, both of them [were] endorsed by Robert Byrd. [They] went to his funeral. Robert Byrd was a Grand Cyclops of the KKK. Hillary Clinton spoke at his funeral.”
Iconic Leftist demand for higher minimum wages brings big problems as it is implemented in Britain
Many workers could end up getting less as overtime is slashed
Big firms are slashing overtime, cutting recruitment and axeing staff perks to pay for the new national living wage. Tesco, B&Q and Whitbread are among employers trying to reduce costs ahead of the 50p-an-hour pay rise next month.
Cleaning firms and care homes are also seeking to trim budgets in preparation for the Government’s legal move to raise wages to at least £7.20 an hour for staff aged 25 and over.
George Osborne, who will deliver his latest Budget tomorrow, triumphantly unveiled the national living wage last July, saying it would help two and a half million workers. To cheers in the House of Commons, the Chancellor declared: ‘Britain deserves a pay rise, and Britain is getting a pay rise.’
But Ryan Bourne, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, warned some of the supposed beneficiaries would lose out. ‘It will reduce job opportunities for many low-skilled workers by squeezing businesses in industries such as cleaning, retail and hospitality,’ he said.
Mr Osborne has faced a raft of warnings about the cost of the living wage to business. And now firms have been revealing how they are preparing to pay for it.
Whitbread, which employs 38,000 staff in pubs and cafes including Costa, says it faces a bill of £20million a year. It suggests it will no longer be able to afford to take on the full 3,500 workers it typically recruits each year.
Retailer Next says it plans to charge customers more to cover the estimated £27million cost of giving many of its 29,000 staff a pay rise.
And Tesco, which employs more than half a million workers, has promised to pay all of them at least £7.62 an hour. But this pledge of a 3.1 per cent pay rise came with the announcement that overtime and night working wages would be axed. The supermarket chain is also reported to have put in place plans to cut its workforce – as many as one in six jobs could go.
B&Q, which is owned by Kingfisher and employs 20,500 workers, is raising its wage level to £7.66 an hour. But this comes with the scrapping of double pay on Sundays and bank holidays. Drivers of fork lifts and other dangerous machinery have lost their right to additional pay, as have a number of long-serving staff.
A spokesman for the DIY chain said: ‘Our people are very important to us and B&Q is committed to being a good payer and remaining so in future. The majority of our employees will be unaffected or better off.’
Interserve, a contract cleaning and services firm, has estimated it will have to find £15million a year to implement the minimum wage. Mears Group, which employs care workers, puts its figure at £5million.
The independent Office for Budget Responsibility believes 60,000 retail jobs could go, with company profits falling by 1 per cent.
Buried in budget documents were even bleaker warnings from the OBR. It said the national living wage could force down the number of hours existing employees are offered, cut headcounts and see firms recruit more under-25s because they do not qualify for the hike. Customers could also expect to see higher prices.
The British Retail Consortium has claimed that new technology and the minimum wage could cost almost a million retail jobs over the next decade.
The CBI said last month that firms face a £9billion annual bill from the national living wage, the apprenticeship levy and the Government’s failure to ease business rates.
It warned that the mounting burden – estimated at £29billion over this parliament – could derail the recovery, threatening jobs and investment.
In a survey of more than 2,000 leading employers, recruitment firm ManpowerGroup said companies were already sidestepping the new rules by taking on under-25s.
It said firms were changing their overall pay structures to keep costs under control. Tactics include reducing pay for overtime and bank holidays, and reducing the number of better-paid supervisory roles.
A spokesman for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said: ‘Britain deserves a pay rise and our new national living wage will give a direct boost to over a million people.’
The national minimum wage now effectively applies to only the under-25s and at different rates from £3.30 an hour to £6.70 an hour, depending on age.
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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