Abuse of Power

first_imgMore and more it seems people in positions of leadership find themselves tempted to push the envelop so far that they get in trouble and at best just lose their jobs, but in many cases wind up being arrested. With the plethora of electronic devices you would think they might get the word you cannot get by with anything today. The coach who cheats on his/her spouse with a cheerleader, assistant, or office worker keeps cropping up. The latest victim is the NKU athletic director. He not only dated several office workers, but had to steal funds to pay his expenses needed to cheat with these fellow workers. Then there were the two school officials who thought it was okay to go on elaborate trips by using the tax payer dollars to foot the bill. How many high school teachers have lost their jobs because they dated their underage students? No matter how discreet you think you are, someone will either talk or record what you are doing. I guess the temptation overrides the common sense. Some of this goes both ways because the so-called victim sometimes is not as innocent as we would like to think they are. However, this is never an excuse if one of the parties is an adult and the other is a minor.last_img read more

Saints return holds no fear for Redknapp

first_img “They are not bad people there. I wouldn’t say Southampton supporters are nasty, aggressive people. They’re not. They’re good supporters and they’ll give me a bit of grief but that’s life. I accept that. I will just get on with. I won’t lose any sleep over that. I will only lose sleep if the result is bad.” Anything but victory for QPR could prove disastrous for a side already seven points adrift of safety at the bottom of the Premier League. That is where Southampton ended the 2004-05 season under Redknapp but he insists he has a clear conscience. “Listen, no one was more upset than I was that the club got relegated that year,” he added. “When I went there were four teams cut adrift by miles and we just couldn’t get out of it. “I gave everything I had and that’s all you can do. You can look yourself in the mirror. No one tried harder than I did. You can only give your best at the end of the day. You are relying on players. I have said when I have been successful and done well at Tottenham, it is about good players. That is what the game is about. “If you’ve got good players, it is an easy game. You send them on the pitch and off they go. They perform week in, week out. It’s easy and the better players you’ve got the easier the job is.” QPR manager Harry Redknapp will not be losing any sleep over the hostile reception awaiting him at Southampton on Saturday, insisting he has no regrets ahead of his first return to St Mary’s. Saints suffered relegation from the Barclays Premier League eight years ago under the supervision of Redknapp, who then quit to re-join bitter rivals Portsmouth a matter of months later. That period still rankles with many Southampton fans, who will no doubt make their feelings known when he brings bottom side QPR to the south coast tomorrow. “Listen, I will get a bit of grief, won’t I? But what can you do? That’s no problem,” he said. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more