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Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex chargesOlympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

first_imgLATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “For all those involved … I’m so horribly sorry that this was like a match that turned into a forest fire out of control,” he said in a courtroom packed with tearful accusers and others. “I pray the rosary every day for forgiveness. I want them to heal. I want the community to heal.”Nassar, who lost his physician’s license in April, admitted his conduct had no legitimate medical purpose and that he did not have the girls’ consent. The 125 girls and young women who have filed reports of abuse with campus police will be able to speak at his Jan. 12 sentencing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe plea deal in Ingham County calls for a minimum prison sentence of 25 years, but the judge could set the minimum sentence as high as 40 years. Nassar is expected to also plead guilty Nov. 29 in neighboring Eaton County — the location of an elite gymnastics club — resolving state prosecutors’ charges against him. Separately, he is scheduled to be sentenced next month in federal court for possessing child pornography.A former Michigan State Univ. and USA Gymnastics doctor pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting seven girls, saying he is “horribly sorry” and prays “for forgiveness every day.” Three Olympic gold medalists are among his more than 125 accusers. (Nov. 22) The criminal cases against Nassar followed reports last year in The Indianapolis Star about how USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians, mishandled complaints about sexual misconduct involving the doctor and coaches. Women and girls said the stories inspired them to step forward with detailed allegations of abuse.Many of the accusers have sued Michigan State, USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee.“We are more than a year from my police report. Our abuser has pled guilty, but MSU, USAG and the USOC, you have yet to take responsibility for what happened on your watch,” said victim Rachael Denhollander. She said officials kept Nassar in power for decades after ignoring repeated reports of sexual assaults and brushing off the victims as being unable to tell the difference between a medical exam and a sexual violation.John Manly, an attorney for 105 accusers, said the three institutions “miserably failed children,” and he likened what happened with Nassar to the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State University. He criticized an internal review at Michigan State and called for an investigation of university officials by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, whose office is prosecuting Nassar.Women’s gymnastics coach Kathie Klages resigned earlier this year, but others remain on the job.“We’ve never been given the documents either in litigation or anywhere else to show who knew what when,” said Manly, who added that Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon should resign if she does not release an internal report about the scandal.He also said USA Gymnastics officials should be investigated — possibly by an FBI task force — citing laws that require people in certain professions to report suspected child abuse to children’s protective services.USA Gymnastics said in a statement that it was “very sorry that any athlete was harmed by Larry Nassar” and that it fired Nassar and reported him to the FBI after first learning of concerns in 2015. Manly said the organization never informed Michigan State, however, which had investigated a complaint in 2014 only to clear Nassar.Michigan State spokesman Jason Cody said the university “unequivocally denies” accusations that it covered up misconduct by school administrators. He disclosed for the first time that university police and the FBI conducted a joint investigation earlier this year to determine if any school employees besides Nassar committed crimes.The results were sent to the U.S. attorney for western Michigan, and “we have no reason to believe that any criminal conduct was found,” Cody said in a statement. “Michigan State University continues to be shocked and appalled by Larry Nassar’s now-admitted criminal conduct,” he said. “Any suggestion that the university covered up this conduct is simply false.”In a statement, U.S. Olympic Committee spokesperson Mark Jones said the organization is “disgusted that these acts occurred, heartbroken for the victims” and “proud of their courage for confronting this tragedy.”Jones also thanked “law enforcement personnel for ensuring (Nassar) is never able to abuse young women again.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sochi gold medalist among 4 Russians banned for doping Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Nasser, a sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison. APLANSING, Michigan — A former sports doctor accused of molesting at least 125 girls and young women while he worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison.Larry Nassar, 54, admitted to digitally penetrating seven girls, mostly under the guise of treatment at his Lansing-area home and a campus clinic, between 1998 and 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas are among the women who have publicly said they were among Nassar’s victims.“You used your position of trust … in the most vile way to abuse children,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told Nassar after his plea. “I agree that now is a time of healing, but it may take them a lifetime of healing while you spend your lifetime behind bars thinking about what you did in taking away their childhood.”She called the victims “superheroes for all of America, because this is an epidemic.”They had testified that Nassar molested them with his hands, sometimes when a parent was present in the room, while they sought help for gymnastics injuries. Several accusers were angry with his apology.“The fact that he just thinks, ‘Oh, I pleaded guilty and now you guys can start healing’ is ridiculous to me. I don’t think he truly understands how many people are hurting and how bad people are hurting over this,” said Lindsey Lemke, a Michigan State gymnast.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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APNU/AFC “good life” is the reason to disregard democracyAPNU/AFC “good life” is the reason to disregard democracy

first_imgDear Editor,The plight of Guyanese continues to escalate to a level that is quite unbearable, while this APNU/AFC coalition Government refuses to resolve these issues. Most persons who voted for this coalition Government are awaiting the “good life”, promised by this Government, and it must be noted that only the ‘cabal’ of the APNU/AFC is enjoying the ‘good life’ in Guyana.The ‘good life’ that is being created for the APNU/AFC cabal and the fright of losing it is the sole reason why David Granger refuses to announce a date for the Regional and General Elections that has been constitutionally due since March 21, 2019, while the farce of House-to-House Registration is being used to delay the elections. David Granger should be held responsible for the disrespect of the Constitution and stifling of democracy.The situation in Region Five where an elected tier of Government is being allowed to be trampled upon by David Granger and his APNU/AFC coalition since its formation in 2015 can be considered an ideal example to convince Guyanese that David Granger is not a ‘Church Boy’, for democracy but an individual who joined with the forces to ensure that democracy continues to be disregarded.As Guyanese, we must not allow David Granger and his cabal to derail democracy in Guyana but ensure that we stand up against any individual or forces that would try to trample upon democracy.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

What Public Preferment for Mary Broh Must Teach Us AllWhat Public Preferment for Mary Broh Must Teach Us All

first_imgLast week ended with public affirmation of the potential for the Director General of the General Services Agency (GSA), Mary T. Broh, to serve as a running mate to any presidential candidate in the upcoming election.As published in the May 19th edition of the Daily Observer, many Liberians who called on the state radio ELBC’s popular “The Bumper Show” expressed their admiration for Madam Broh not because she is the ideal woman to fill a gender equality gap; but she is believed to be one of the few government officials—some say the only one—who has performed exceptionally in the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Administration.Although we have heard no response from Madam Broh to this public demand, the callers evaluated her from the day she entered government up to this time when she is serving at the GSA. All callers concurred that this woman is clean both functionally and morally in her performance of public duty.Recalling her activities in various official capacities, the callers lauded Madam Broh for heading the first presidential task force that decorated Broad Street far back in 2007.Callers also recalled her excellent performance in the Passport Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where during her stay people would get their passports within two days instead of weeks, months (or sometimes never) amid the payment of bribes to Passport officials, often with no result. We saw identical effectiveness when the President sent Mary Broh to the Birth Certificate Division of the Ministry of Health.Her performance at the National Port Authority (NPA) could not be felt much because she was only a special assistant to the Managing Director. Even so, Madam Broh being a highly principled woman, did not condone any fraudulent behavior on the part of those who worked under her.The Monrovia City Hall was one area where the general public really saw Madam Broh to be a diligent, consistent and fearless woman who wants the right thing done at the right time. While at the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC), she transformed the City Hall into a beautiful, modern public facility, whose filthy and infected bathrooms for the first in a very long time came to be attractive to users.Workers were well uniformed and everyone was energetic in the performance of their respective assignments. In fact, when the politically motivated removal of Madam Broh from the mayoralty took place in 2013, employees of the MCC went on strike and held protests for days to restore her, but to no avail.A lot of people’s makeshift structures were demolished in several parts of Monrovia and they became annoyed. But views last week showed that the presence of Mary Broh at the MCC was bringing cleanliness, development and order to the city which, though painful for many, was nonetheless appreciated.The cleaning of Monrovia became a concern for all, so much so that no one could drop dirt in the street when General Broh was Mayor of Monrovia.Her presence at the GSA, again, has eradicated the diesel scent that once filled that place along the UN Drive and sanity has been restored.Public views also suggested that Mary Broh might be one of the very few least corrupt officials in this government.What can we learn from all these highly positive public views about this one woman called Mary Broh? First and foremost, public preferment for Broh needs to teach people in both public and private sectors that people are observing us all in the daily performance of our duties.Solomon tells us in Proverbs, “Seest thou a man diligent about his business, he shall stand before kings, and not before mean men.” This helps us to understand that the work we do is not ours only, but for others who sit and watch us perform. The public’s preferment of Madam Broh to become a vice presidential candidate is not because of her connection to a higher-up. This unsolicited accolade has come as a result of what she has done.These views can suggest to any responsible leader that will succeed this administration that there are few persons in the current administration that could be retained in the next government. Among the few is Mary T. Broh, if she is willing. Honesty, integrity, focus, punctuality, being achievement and results-oriented, comprise her work ethic. She leads and not simply follows, is fastidious to duty—these are all sterling qualities that the people have seen in Mary Broh. These are what have led them to recommend her for higher office.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Everton striker joins Bury on loanEverton striker joins Bury on loan

first_img1 Everton striker joins Bury on loan Everton youngster Courtney Duffus has joined Bury on a short-term loan deal.The Blues under-21s striker, who arrived at Goodison Park from Cheltenham Town two years ago, has marked his 19th birthday with a move to the Gigg Lane club until early January.Duffus will link-up with David Flitcroft’s men ahead of Bury’s away trip to Southend on Saturday.last_img

Free-scoring Salah crowned PFA Player of the YearFree-scoring Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year

Salah matched a Premier League record tally for a single season by scoring his 31st league goal of the campaign in a 2-2 draw at West Brom on Saturday.“You’re comparing your name with some great names,” he said, on the prospect of breaking the record. “To break the Premier League record is something huge in England and all over in the world.“There are still three games to go. I want to break this record.”Salah has also netted seven times in eight Champions League games, including in both legs of Liverpool’s 5-1 quarter-final thrashing of City, to carry his side to a first semi-final for a decade.De Bruyne showed why he had been many people’s early-season favourite for the prize with an incredible long-range strike for his 12th goal of the season to go with a league-high number of assists as champions City thrashed Swansea 5-0 on Sunday.“From my point of view when you are analysing 10 months, there is no player better than him,” said City manager Pep Guardiola of the Belgian midfielder.“Maybe there are numbers better but for me he was the best. But it is my opinion, the opinions of the players could be different. But in the end, in summer time he will be at home being champion.”City did pick up a prize from the PFA gala in central London on Sunday, though, as Leroy Sane won the Young Player of the Year.Sane, another City team-mate David Silva, De Bruyne, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and Tottenham striker Harry Kane were the other five nominees for the main prize.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah matched a Prenuer League record for a single season with 31 goals and also netted the award for African Player of the Year for 2017 © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYLondon, United Kingdom, Apr 23 – Mohamed Salah was crowned the Premier League’s Players’ Player of the Year on Sunday, with his incredible 41-goal debut season at Liverpool beating out strong competition from Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne.“It’s a big honour. I’ve worked hard and I’m very happy to win it,” Salah said at the ceremony on Sunday evening. read more

Housing solutions and growth on agenda at Donegal/Dublin Business NetworkHousing solutions and growth on agenda at Donegal/Dublin Business Network

first_imgThe challenge of creating innovative housing solutions was on the agenda at the most recent meeting of the Donegal Dublin Business Network (DDBN) as Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, addressed the organisation.The DDBN was established in January 2017 to encourage Donegal business people based in Dublin to network, refer business and to share contacts with each other.A panel discussion on the subject of housing took place at the group’s April gathering in Iveagh House on St Stephen’s Green, followed by a Q&A session overseen by DDBN chairman Paul Doyle (MD of Bannon Commercial Property Consultants) and committee member Danielle Conaghan (Partner in Arthur Cox). Minister Murphy was joined on stage at the event by two other guests of the network. Margaret Sweeney, a native of Kilcar, is CEO of IRES REIT Plc – a company that is Ireland’s largest private landlord with more than 2,500 units.The third industry expert present was Richard Barrett, founder of Bartra Capital Property, a development and investment platform active in areas including private residential development, social housing, nursing homes, commercial real estate and renewable energy. Bartra recently acquired a holiday resort with 27 homes on 186 acres of land in Carrigart.Making his introductions, Chairman Paul Doyle acknowledged the high calibre of speaker who had joined group members to discuss a topic that has dominated political and social debate in recent years.An open and informative discussion lasting almost 90 minutes followed and the topics debated included the cost of housing delivery, affordability and access to funding. The key role of the National Development Plan and Project Ireland 2040 were referenced throughout the debate in terms of how they aim to attract a more even spread of national investment into regions including the north west, where Letterkenny has been identified as a centre for regional growth.One interesting idea advanced towards the end of the evening involved embracing affordable opportunities for converting commercial premises in town and village centres that have been left vacant for many years into residential housing, thereby reintroducing a soul back into towns and villages in regional areas.Wrapping up the event, Danielle Conaghan acknowledged and thanked the panel for their openness, and observed that a fast fix to the current housing situation was not going to be easy. She added that it was encouraging to be advised that the private sector was now embracing government policy and opportunities to stimulate a more rapid supply of housing.Membership of the DDBN is open to those who have a place of business or are employed or engaged in business (i.e. you must have an office and must be active) in the greater Dublin area and who are from or have strong connections to Donegal. The annual subscription for 2018 is €30 and those interested can enrol online by clicking the membership section at www.ddbn.ieCaptions.DDBN Housing MeetingHousing solutions and growth on agenda at Donegal/Dublin Business Network was last modified: May 1st, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Dublin Business networklast_img read more

House calls being madeHouse calls being made

first_imgThe doctors hospital property was purchased by Simi Valley Hospital in 1987 after it closed and is now used for office space and other educational purposes, hospital officials said. (805) 583-7604160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe Olson Co. would oversee the development, which will come before the City Council in May. The council will hold the preliminary review on the request, which will determine whether developers can apply for a zone change. The current zoning is designated as commercial office, and they are proposing a change to high-density residential, Freed said. If the council agrees to consider the request, the plan would go through a formal review process. Councilman Glen Becerra said because the city is nearing build-out, these are the types of project likely to come to the city in the future. “We’re done building in areas that haven’t been built,” he said. “Uses that are no longer viable will end up changing. You’ll have some tear-down and rebuild.” SIMI VALLEY – Developers are ready to tear down the old Simi Valley Doctors Hospital and turn it into town homes. Simi Valley Hospital, which owns the property at 1850 E. Heywood St., accepted a proposal by the Olson Co. of Oxnard to redevelop the site, said Elaine Freeman, a consultant for the hospital. It is now seeking to build about 75 units on the land, Simi Valley City Planner Sam Freed said. The building is just under 39,000 square feet and sits on about five acres near Patricia Avenue, a neighborhood undergoing a transition from predominantly low-density, single-family homes to high-density, multifamily town homes and condos. last_img read more

Eidur Gudjohnsen’s son leaves Barcelona U12s for Real MadridEidur Gudjohnsen’s son leaves Barcelona U12s for Real Madrid

first_img RANKED TOP WORK The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star three-way race Transfer News REVEALED Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LATEST 1 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Daniel Gudjohnsen with Lionel Messi center_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti moving on Daniel is Eidur’s youngest of three sons with his two older brothers playing for Icelandic side Breidablik and Espanyol’s youth team respectively last season.However, one of his brothers, Andry, recently left Espanyol for Real Madrid following failed negotiations to join Barcelona.As a result, Daniel has now followed suit and headed for the Bernabeu.Father Eidur spent three years at Camp Nou, winning La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League. targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM Eidur Gudjohnsen’s 12-year-old son Daniel has left his father’s former club Barcelona to join their bitter El Clasico rivals, Real Madrid.According to Sport, Daniel Gudjohnsen is set to increase tensions between the two clubs, as his transfer will break a pact in which they’d agreed not to aggressively pursue each other’s young players. targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Gudjohnsen spent a large chunk of his career in English football.He first moved to the Premier League in 1998 with Bolton and spent two successful seasons with Wanderers before joining Chelsea.He went on to spend six years at Stamford Bridge, scoring 78 goals in 263 appearances and winning two Premier League titles.last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL SFC: FULL TIME FOUR MASTERS 0-11, ST MICHAEL’S 1-08 – EXTRA TIME BEING PLAYEDThe sides have finished level in Ballybofey – two 10-minute extra time periods being played.  DONEGAL SFC: FULL TIME FOUR MASTERS 0-11, ST MICHAEL’S 1-08 – EXTRA TIME BEING PLAYED was last modified: October 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL SFC: FULL TIME FOUR MASTERS 0-11ST MICHAEL’S 0-08 – EXTRA TIME BEING PLAYEDlast_img read more


first_imgFlooding in Oldtown, Letterkenny. Pic Scott Duncan for Donegal DailySTORMWATCH UPDATE: MOTORISTS are warned to be extra careful on the roads overnight after a number of storm-related incidents.* The N3 between Ballyshannon and Belleek has re-opened.* A tree has struck a car on the Milford to Kilmacrennan Road. The driver has escaped injury – diversions are in place. * A tree has blocked the main N56 near Creeslough* The pier area of Donegal Town is flooded* Reader Niamh Campbell writes: Hi just after leaving Kilmacrennan!! There’s a small tree fallen on the side of the road at the beginning of blue banks if you’re headed into Kilmacrennan it’s on a corner so people should take it slow near there in case it’s blown out into road!The N56 – pic from Peader McFaddenThe pier in Donegal Town: Pic Oisin McLaughlin    STORMWATCH UPDATE IN YOUR PICTURES: ROAD CLOSURES, TREE FALLS AND FLOODS was last modified: December 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Dailystorm updates donegallast_img read more