A court in the city of Brno has sentenced six people to prison for their role in a child abuse case that has shocked and mystified the country. Two young boys were systematically abused in sadistic rituals, and the six defendants apparently belonged to a secretive cult, although the court fell short of recognising a cult-related motive. The six people sentenced on Friday were:. She was sent to a high security prison for nine years. She was sent to a high security prison for ten years. She was found guilty of repeated abuse with severe cruelty and sentenced to five years in prison. The case came to light in May , when a man installing a wireless baby monitoring camera discovered after switching it on that it was picking up a signal from the house next door. The case still leaves several questions unanswered, especially the cult aspect.
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High school students across the nation are preparing for the SAT and ACT, fueled by steaming cups of pumpkin-flavored lattes. As stressful as test preparation is for students, it can be just as stressful for you, the parent, as you guide your child through the process. In this post, I answer four common questions about standardized tests. Colleges and universities accept scores from either test, so strictly speaking, your child does not need to take both tests. The tests differ in several ways, and some students score much better on one test than the other. Khan Academy is the best option for SAT prep. The free version includes some video lessons and practice questions, while the paid version includes access to the full video lesson library and all practice questions, plus customized options for test practice. Both the free and premium versions include a companion ACT Test Prep app , ideal for on-the-go study. Speaking of apps, they also have a free ACT Flashcard app , which gives definitions and examples for concepts in English, math, and science. I encourage you to keep it simple: choose one program, and put as many miles on it as you can!
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Both Peggy Orenstein and Cara Natterson have children who — deliberately, I assume — are mentioned only occasionally in their excellent books about raising better boys. Instead, Orenstein relies on the revealing and sometimes painfully intimate interviews she conducted over the course of two years with boys aged 16 to 22, and Natterson draws from years of practical experience as a pediatrician, and her ability to boil down complicated scientific studies to their tablespoon of curative parental medicine. But the personal stakes for both authors are clear, and urgent.