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Practice Report: The pads were put to good use


It was the first practice in pads, and the coordinators liked what they saw. LATROBE, Pa. - The third practice at St. Vincent College was the first in pads and football pants and the Steelers put both to good use. There were a couple of notable exceptions ...

Tuitt: 'Right now I want to hit'


Today is the day the pads go on for the Steelers. LATROBE, Pa. - The Steelers reported to training camp on Saturday, hit the practice fields on Sunday and Monday, but football truly begins today. Because today is the day the pads come on. “That is how ...

Receiver Martavis Bryant eyeing bigger role for Steelers


LATROBE, Pa. — Ben Roethlisberger looked to his left, turned to his right and sent a 50-yard rainbow down the sideline. Martavis Bryant — his No. 10 jersey a white blur — raced under it and gobbled up the final 10 yards to the end zone with a couple ...

What I think I think about the 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers


What I think I think about the 2015 Pittsburgh Steelers The MMQB training camp tour stops in Latrobe, PA where Peter King caught with the changing Pittsburgh Steelers. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1I2xiUU The MMQB training camp tour ...

Landry Jones trying to 'figure out' who he is from Ben Roethlisberger's shadow


LATROBE, Pa. -- Landry Jones has not thrown a regular-season pass in his first two seasons, which should absolve him of all the pressure usually heaped on an NFL quarterback drafted in the first four rounds. But he is the highest-drafted quarterback by the ...

Bell wants to move on from ban reduction


Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell makes a catch during practice at NFL football training camp in Latrobe, Pa., Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)/Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be ...

Steelers back Le'Veon Bell glad suspension reduced


LATROBE, Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is ready to move forward after the NFL cut his suspension from three games to two following his arrest last summer on DUI and drug charges. Bell appealed the initial suspension and the league ...

Once-benched Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen applies mind power to 2015


LATROBE, Pa. -- Maybe corner Cortez Allen's confidence isn’t as fragile as you think. When Allen swiftly stepped in front of a Ben Roethlisberger pass for an red zone interception in Monday’s training camp session, it seemed like he needed that.

Steelers Fest at Latrobe presented by PNC Bank


LATROBE, PA — Tens of thousands of football fans wearing black and gold will populate the hills that surround the practice fields at Saint Vincent College for the next four weeks as the Pittsburgh Steelers hold training camp in Unity Twp. for the 50th co ...

LATROBE, Pa (AP) The Steelers opened training camp Sunday at St


sfgate.com berichtet: The Steelers opened training camp Sunday at St Vincent College with a special celebration commemorating their 50th anniversary at the small school in Latrobe, Pa , about an hour southeast of Pittsburgh The Steelers spent the final ...

Steelers first-round linebackers have much to prove in 2015


As the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for the 2015 season, there are a couple first-round linebackers who have much to prove this upcoming season. The pressure which comes along with being a first round…

UFO Sighting in Latrobe, Pennsylvania on July 4th 2013 - Two gently moving lights across the sky


After leaving the fireworks on July 4th,2013 at approximately 10:30pm, My uncle and I started to pack up our setup and started walking towards the direction of our car. As we turn to leave, W notice s…
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Tips to Prevent Data Theft in LATROBE PENNSYLVANIA

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.

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The Guardian and a warning to LATROBE PENNSYLVANIA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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What do you know about abuse of women in LATROBE PENNSYLVANIA ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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