Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: US Air Force / PixabayJAMESTOWN — A deceased priest who served at St. James’ and St. John’s Roman Catholic churches has been named in two Child Victim Act lawsuits in state Supreme Court in Chautauqua County, according to Horowitz Law of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.Fr. Ralph P. Federico was named in the two lawsuits filed in July 2020 in state Supreme Court in Chautauqua County.Fr. Ralph Federico Horowitz LawAccording to the lawsuits, both victims were 10 years old at the time of the abuse. The first lawsuit states that the abuse occurred in 1976 when Federico served St. John’s Roman Catholic Church in Jamestown. The plaintiff was a student and participated in youth activities at St. John’s, where he met Federico.The second allegation claims Federico allegedly engaged in “unpermitted sexual contact” around 1974 while serving at Our Lady of Pompeii in Depew. Federico was also named in a lawsuit filed in August 2019, when the Child Victims Act first went into effect, allowing past sexual abuse victims to file claims. A man told the 7 Eyewitness News (diocesan documents confirm) that he reported an allegation against Federico in 2018. The victim was 12 years old when the abuse occurred in the early 1970s. The victim claims he was an altar boy at Our Lady of Pompeii in Depew, where Federico was pastor, but the abuse occurred when Federico took him to a trailer he owned in Mayville.Federico died in 2007, 12 years before the lawsuits came to light. He was 80 years old. Federico was ordained in 1952 and retired in 1997.He served at Our Lady of Pompeii, Lancaster, in the 1950s, Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home in Clarence in the 1960s, St John in Olean in the 1960s, St. James in the 1960s, St. John’s from 1970-76, and Our Lady of Lourdes, Bemus Point, from 1978 to 1997.Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo in New York.
A very interesting and exceptional idea of positioning Sinj as a destination for weddings will certainly arouse great interest of newlyweds who want a unique wedding experience. River Cetina / Sinj Tourist Board Also, this form of tourism would promote small crafts and companies that aim to strengthen their competitiveness in relation to other cities in Dalmatia and to turn Sinj into an elegant destination for many weddings, it was explained on the official website of the City. And all under the slogan: “Say yes in the city of Sinj! ” / “ Say yes in the city of Sinj!” “I think that this is a big step forward in the development of this part of Croatia because we believe that we have the potential and excellent offer of various types of weddings. And this was recognized by the City of Sinj and the Tourist Board of the City of Sinj, with whom we are going on a project.”Concludes Gusić. This year, for the first time, the City of Sinj was one of the sponsors of the Split wedding fair “Wedding Day”. With this, Sinj showed the initiative to promote the city as a romantic destination for wedding ceremonies. The idea of the Split wedding fair is the development of the so-called “wedding destination”, ie a form of tourism that is developing rapidly, and the goal of the city of Sinj is to impose itself as an ideal destination for newlyweds to choose for their “big day”. “We came up with the idea to create a project that would bring together all small Sinj crafts and companies dealing with the theme of weddings and to present them through online and offline channels to develop entrepreneurship in the city of Sinj. Thanks to the many natural, cultural, historical and traditional riches, the whole city has the potential to become a wedding stage”, Said Marija Knežević Gusić, author of the project and owner of Angelus Communications, a public relations and marketing agency. “The emphasis is on foreign guests, but we must not neglect the domestic ones. Sinj is special because there are five wedding dress salons and halls in one street, but this needs to be raised to a higher level in order to attract foreign guests.” In addition to traditional weddings in the Church, Sinj also offers alternative, adventurous weddings. “Perućko Lake, the Cetina River and the surrounding area are ideal places for adventurous weddings that include facilities such as riding and riding quad motorcycles (quad bikes)”, Knezevic Gusic points out. In terms of accommodation capacity, a new five-star hotel is under construction in the center of Sinj as part of the historic palace. “We also offer private luxury villas with larger capacities, but also smaller family hotels. We currently do not have the capacity for huge weddings, but that is why we are ideal for more intimate weddings of about thirty guests.” Photo: City of Sinj / sinj.hr, Cover photo: Pexels.com “Regarding the further promotion of this form of tourism, the plan is to enter into cooperation with domestic and foreign agencies for the organization of weddings and travel agencies that bring guests. We also plan to create a website where we will present the entire offer”, Explains Knezevic Gusic. This is supported by Sinj’s trump cards such as the beautiful park and promenade, the natural beauty of the Cetina, luxury hotels, top restaurants, wedding streets, numerous wedding halls, beauty salons, flower shops, jewelry stores and catering, but also beautiful and romantic views of the city.
Press Association Brad Guzan has hailed Thibaut Courtois as one of the world’s best goalkeepers and insists the Belgium international deserves to be Chelsea’s number one. “It’s a great feeling when you eventually establish yourself,” he said. “It’s not easy being a goalkeeper because you have strikers trying to take your head off – and it’s different from outfield positions in that only one can play. “You have to wait for your chance, or even your half-chance. You have to take it because you don’t know when the next one is coming around. “Thibaut has gone to Spain, not knowing the language and league, and gone on to achieve individual and team accolades.” The Aston Villa keeper believes Courtois is Chelsea’s future ahead of Villa’s trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Courtois has replaced Petr Cech between the posts for the Blues this season after three years on loan at Atletico Madrid, where he won the Europa League, Super Cup, Copa del Rey and La Liga. “He’s someone who I believe is one of the top five goalkeepers in the world,” Guzan told Villa’s official site. “Thibaut’s resume is outstanding. His accolades for the past few seasons at Atletico speak for itself, with Belgium too. “He’s only 22 so these things are unbelievable. He’s a top, top keeper and someone Chelsea sees their future with. “There’s nothing better that having the confidence of the manager and coaching staff. “You want to be dependable and the guy the lads look to if an opposition player gets through the defence. “You want them thinking that you’re going to come up with the goods and make a save at the vital time. You want that responsibility. “You relish that opportunity to be number one – be the guy that’s going to hopefully help the team. That’s what it’s all about.” Guzan was back-up to Brad Friedel and Shay Given before eventually becoming first choice at Villa Park under Paul Lambert, and knows how Courtois would have felt after signing for Chelsea from Genk in 2011.