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Prince William Meets With Soccer Players That Were Sexually Abused: ‘Everyone Forgets… What They Have Been Through’

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Prince William met with victims of sexual abuse within soccer at an event organized by charity Sporting Chance on Tuesday. Sporting Chance helps current and former professional athletes with support for a range of issues including addiction, grief, depression and anxiety. William, 35, visited victims of child sexual abuse in Liphook, England. Related: Duchess Kate, Prince […]
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Prince George’s Favorite Toy Is in Almost Every Family Home

Prince George’s Favorite Toy Is in Almost Every Family Home
Prince George just started school, but when he’s off-duty he has a favorite toy that’s familiar to most kids, his dad Prince William revealed on Tuesday.

“Wow, my son would love this,” William said when shown a massive, 280,000-brick model of a McLaren 720S sports car at McLaren Automotive’s headquarters in Woking, Surrey, where the royal dad also got to sit behind the wheel of a real $280,000 720S. “My son’s very into Lego and he’d love this. It’s incredible.”

Asked if about his own interest in cars, William replied, “I’m a car enthusiast.
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Prince William Meets With Sexual Abuse Survivors in Soccer

Prince William Meets With Sexual Abuse Survivors in Soccer
Prince William made a poignant visit Tuesday morning to witness how a charity, Sporting Chance, is helping the victims of child sexual abuse within soccer.

William visited Sporting Chance in Liphook, England, an organization that specializes in helping professional and former professional athletes with support for a range of issues including addiction, grief, depression and anxiety. William visited in his capacity as president of the Football Association (Fa). The Fa asked Sporting Chance to work with sexual abuse survivors since the reports of abuse within the world of soccer became public last year, because of the organization’s history of working with often-complex issues.
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Famous athletes which suffer from gambling addiction by making bets on own matches

Athletes suffer from gambling addiction three times more often than the other people.

Federation of professional players (Ppf) in England, conducted an anonymous survey of athletes on gambling and web betting.

Results of the survey, which was attended by 170 players and 176 cricketers were quite unexpected. 6.1% of respondents on the basis of the responses in the survey are classified as “addicted to live betting” – people suffering from gambling.

Sporting Chance Rehabilitation Center, in which were treated players such as Paul Gascoigne and Fernando Ricksen, reported that 70% of patients suffer from betting, and a large number of players took microloans to satisfy their passion.

According to Catherine Jankowski, practical psychologist, psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist, there is nothing surprising in this fact.

– This phenomenon has two aspects, – said Catherine. – Firstly, athletes – people who have a special relationship with fortune. Passion, courage, desire to be on the top – particularly well developed in athletes who have achieved high results in sport.
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Aurora goes ad free for Christmas

Community TV channel Aurora is going advertising free on Christmas day.

The channel will also be giving free air time to 12 Australian charities as part of its ’12 days of Giving’ initiative in the run-up to Christmas.

On Christmas day, the channel will run only community service announcements.

Phyllisse Stanton, Aurora CEO, told Mumbrella: “The monetary value of airtime Aurora is donating for the campaign is over $55,000, and the Christmas day beneficiary will reach an expected audience of 160,000. While it may not compare to one of the ‘big guns’, in the context of us being a not-for-profit community channel it is a significant commitment, and one we are proud to be making.”

The charities include Australian Lung Foundation, Fitted for Work, Animals Australia and the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy.

Charles Prouse, CEO of Nasca, said: “Marketing can be an expensive exercise. Having opportunities like the ’12 Days of Giving’ provides program
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Hot shots scoring on the big screen

He is the legendary Arsenal captain who has his own statue outside the Emirates Stadium; the former alcoholic who founded the Sporting Chance clinic; the budding manager and coach. Now, Tony Adams is being seen in a new guise – as the special guest at a film festival where a new documentary about him, directed by his friend – the author and broadcaster Tom Watt (formerly Lofty on EastEnders) – will receive its world premiere.
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Gazza says he is beating addictions

Paul Gascoigne has revealed that his love for his children is pushing him towards sobriety. The former soccer ace has spent nearly three weeks in rehab at the Tony Adams Sporting Chance clinic in an attempt to beat his addictions. According to The Sun, the former England star told a guest at the centre, Daryl Punnett, that he "feels great". "I am determined not to let this beat me. Right now I am in the best place I have been for a very long time. There is still a long way to go but I feel I'm back and on the (more)
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