Gymnast McKayla Maroney says settlement covered up sex abuse

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina US Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Mckayla Maroney (left) revealed on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, that the team’s former doctor, Larry Nassar (right), molested her from when she was 13 years old until she left the sport in 2016. AFP FILE PHOTOSLOS ANGELES — Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney was forced to sign a confidential settlement with the group that trains U.S. Olympic gymnasts to keep allegations that she was sexually abused by team doctor Larry Nassar a secret, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).Maroney, who won a team gold and an individual silver on vault as part of the “Fierce Five” U.S. women’s team at the 2012 Olympics in London, said Nassar’s abuse started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ After suffering sexual abuse and “years of psychological trauma,” Maroney reached a settlement with USA Gymnastics in December 2016, but the terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed in court papers. Her lawsuit seeks to invalidate parts of the settlement, arguing it violated California law and that USA Gymnastics “had a plan to keep the sexual abuse of Nassar quiet.”Maroney, who is now 22 years old, said in a Twitter post in October that the abuse started when she was 13 and attending a U.S. national team training camp in Houston. Nassar told her at the time that she was receiving “medically necessary treatment he had been performing on patients for over 30 years,” she said at the time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHer attorney, John Manly, said she had been abused between 50 and 100 times by Nassar, including at the Olympics and during the world championships.She has described Nassar giving her a sleeping pill while the team traveled to Japan for the 2011 world championships. Maroney says Nassar later visited her in her hotel room after the team arrived in Tokyo, where he molested her yet again. “First and foremost, she wants this never to happen to another little girl,” Manly said in an interview.The settlement included nondisclosure and non-disparagement clauses and Maroney or her parents could be sued for more than $100,000 for violating the agreement. The suit seeks to invalidate those provisions under a California law which prohibits settlements in civil cases that could result in criminal sex offense charges.“It’s despicable and it is wrong,” Manly said of the settlement agreement.Nassar has admitted to sexually assaulting female gymnasts, possessing child pornography and molesting girls who sought treatment. He was sentenced earlier this month to serve 60 years in federal prison for possessing thousands of images of child pornography.Maroney’s lawsuit also names the U.S. Olympic Committee and Michigan State University, where Nassar had worked for decades.ADVERTISEMENT Isaiah Thomas could be playing for Cavaliers next week The court complaint alleges the university had received complaints from two female athletes who accused the doctor of inappropriately touching them in the late 1990s and that the USOC has had “a culture and atmosphere that conceals known and suspected sexual abusers.”USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Michigan State University did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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300 acres rice lost in Region 6 as dry season prevails

first_img…Hydromet office predicts normal rainfall by AprilBy Davina Ramdass and Andrew CarmichaelAn estimated 300 acres of rice has been lost in Region Six, Berbice as a result of the dry prevailing conditions and lack of water and a further 500 acres are under threat. This is according to Regional Chairman David Armogan.Farmers being forced to pump water out of an already dried-up conservancy, as a last resort“If the rice doesn’t have water in time to grow, it burns out. That has been caused because we had about five days during which the pumps were shut down as a result of not being able to get fuel for these pumps. Since then the problem has resolved itself,” he said.On the Corentyne, the “front lands” must wait until farmers in the Black Bush Polder would have taken in water into their fields before enough is available in the canals reach the front lands, he said.While this is not the first time the situation has occurred, Armogan noted that the administration had started pumping water early so that by the time those farmers in the Black Bush Polder would have had had enough water, it will still be able to get to the front lands in time.However, the fuel shortage affected that plan. Armogan noted that plan “B” has now kicked in.A dried-up water conservancy in Region Two“We have started to shut down certain areas and we have started to supply the areas where there is a problem. In the Yakasary South area the water has started to raise there so they should be okay by tomorrow, the 51/Goodhope area as well and the Adventure/Eversham area. That is the most affected area,” Armogan explained.Compounding the problem is that more rice is not being planted in the front lands which have surpassed the acreage in the three Polders. 18,000 acres are under rice cultivation in the Black Bush Polder whereas 25,000 are now under cultivation in the front lands.The pumps which pump water from the Canje Creek into the Black Bush Polder was not designed to include the front lands.The Chairman added that the way forward will be to install additional pumps while noting that there are five pumps in the Polders but only four are currently working.“NDIA which has the responsibility for drainage and irrigation in the cultivation areas will have to do something to make sure that we have adequate pumping capacity so that our irrigation system can be fully equipped to supply all rice farmers,” Armogan told the media.HydrometA dried-out section of a rice fieldMeanwhile, the Hydromet office has since predicted normal rainfall until April.This was related to Guyana Times on Friday by a senior meteorologist attached to the Hydromet office, a division within the Agriculture Ministry.According to the senior meteorologist, “Because they (farmers) would have received less than normal rainfall over the rainy season and now we are going into the dry season, it would mean that it would be harder on them”.Although the rainy season is expected for the months of May and June, the meteorologist pointed out that the farmers’ prayer for rainfall is likely to be answered by April.“We could only forecast and we could only suggest or give some implications of the forecast, which we did back in November,” the source posited.Currently the staffers attached to the Hydrometeorological office are working on the forecast for the next three months which should be ready in the new week.Region 2 situationApart from Berbice, reports coming out of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) have spelled trouble for rice farmers. In fact, the Chairman of the Region, Davanand Ramdatt on Monday visited rice farmers on the Essequibo Coast, accompanied by Regional Vice Chairman, Nandranie Coonjah when they realised that thousands of acres of rice are under threat due to lack of water in the conservancy.The regional administration is presently pumping water on a 24-hour basis at the Dawa Pumping Station to bring some relief to the situation, but due to the long dry weather period, the water level at the conservancy is very low and farmers have no other choice but to pump water from the irrigation canals to save the present rice crop.In some areas the trenches are totally dried up and the entire cultivation is under serious threat due to the lack of water. Farmers who can afford pumps are forced to live for days in tents, vehicles and even trailers in the “back dams” just to pump the little water remaining in the trenches into the fields to save the crop.According to rice farmers there, the last crop was already a disaster due to paddy bugs and blast.Guyana Times understands that the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) has offered some support in the area of providing water.Efforts made by this newspaper to contact the agency for a comment proved futile.The warning of a dry season was first sounded during the fifth National Climate Outlook Forum (NCOF), hosted back in November.The Hydromet Office had warned that less than usual rainfall can be expected over the next three months, owing to climatic conditions affecting the oceans.last_img read more

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ECD family evacuates home after neighbour set pile of tyres on fire

first_imgA Better Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD) family was on Monday forced to evacuate their home after thick smoke engulfed the house due to a neighbour setting a yard full of tyres on fire.Charran Sahdeo, 53, and his family of Lot 454 Better Hope, ECD, scampered to evacuate and safeguard their belongings on the roadway after intense flames and thick dark smoke advancing from a landfill of tyres threatened their home.Sahdeo told this newspaper that the plot of land next to his home was being used by his neighbour, Rahaman Ally, as a dumpsite for used tyres. He related that on Saturday, the tyres were set ablaze by Ally. According to Sahdeo, the Guyana Fire Service was called and they went and put out the blaze. However, on Sunday the fire reignited but this time the family is alleging that when contact was made with the fire service, neighbours were allegedly told by the dispatcher to stop wasting the GFS’ time.Thick smoke and flames from the burning tyresHowever, on Monday at about 07:30h, the situation escalated, forcing Sahdeo to evacuate his family, including two toddlers.“Saturday, he light a fire here, and like the fire undermine and went till down at the bottom….and every now and then the fire keep coming up. Every time the fire come up, a lot of neighbours plus we does call the fire service…they does take their own time and say they fed-up coming,” he said.On Monday, a dauntless Sahdeo said himself and neighbours tried to keep the fire under control but were unable to do so.Some of the burnt out tyres“When we see the fire start spread this morning (Monday) and coming towards the house, we try to take lil precaution throw lil water, spray lil water, the neighbour at the back all spray lil water….thank God the house ain’t fully catch afire,” he said.When Guyana Times arrived at the scene, family members and neighbours were seen assisting the affected family to clear all the damaged materials at the home. The intense smoke caused a traffic buildup as commuters were forced to stop or find alternative routes since visibility was poor as a result of the blaze.Charran SahdeoMeanwhile, Police have since taken Ally into custody. An investigation has been launched.last_img read more

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Players offer ideas about temptations

first_imgSome locals are calling Sunday’s All-Star game the biggest event ever to hit Las Vegas, and the players realize they are only a small part of that. “I think this weekend is bringing the excitement back, and Las Vegas is the reason,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. The casinos were packed, traffic on the Strip slowed and brokers were asking thousands of dollars in anticipation of the first All-Star game held outside an NBA city. “I think it’s a good match,” Bryant said. “Basketball is the greatest show in the world. Everybody loves watching, and what better place to have a great show than Las Vegas?” Pippen to return? There was all the usual Las Vegas talk Friday about gambling and sex. As far as the basketball, the best of that came from Scottie Pippen, who let it be known he’s looking for a job in the NBA – as a player. Pippen is tired of retirement. He wants to return to the NBA for a chance to win his seventh championship ring. With most of the league’s stars and decision-makers gathering at the All-Star weekend festivities in Las Vegas, the 41-year-old Pippen announced he’s hoping for a late-season return to a contending team – preferably in a warm-weather city – nearly 2 years after he left the league. Kidd allegations Jason Kidd’s estranged wife has charged that the New Jersey Nets’ star physically abused her and cheated on her throughout their 10-year marriage. In responding to divorce papers Jason Kidd filed last month, Joumana Kidd asserted that her husband’s “numerous liaisons and perpetual physical and emotional abuse” led to the breakdown of their marriage. Jason Kidd’s lawyer, though, said Friday that the “bizarre allegations will be proven false.” Jackson on list Phil Jackson, Chris Mullin and Dick Vitale led the list of 15 finalists for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday. They were joined by former players Adrian Dantley and Richie Guerin; coaches Roy Williams, Eddie Sutton and Bob Hurley, Sr.; owner Bill Davidson; and the 1966 Texas Western NCAA championship team. Referee Mendy Rudolph, Yugoslavian coach Mirko Novosel, Spanish coach Pedro Ferrandiz and former U.S. women’s basketball coaches Van Chancellor and Harley Redin also were selected by the four screening committees that nominate finalists. Sophomores on top The NBA’s leading shooter had a field day in a game with no defense. New York forward David Lee was 14-for-14 from the field and scored 30 points, leading the sophomores to a 155-114 victory over the rookies in the rookie challenge. Monta Ellis of Golden State added 28 points on a number of dunks as the sophomores set a game scoring record, surpassing the 142 points they scored in 2004. They shot 74.7 percent (68-of-91) and have won the last five games. Lee, who leads the NBA in field-goal percentage at 61.2 percent, was voted the game’s MVP. Chris Paul, the reigning Rookie of the Year, added 16 points, 17 assists and nine steals. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img It was a strange start to the most unusual All-Star weekend in NBA history, where the best kind of veteran knowledge was how to handle one of the many temptations this gambling mecca has to offer. “I just know don’t hit on 17,” Lakers star Kobe Bryant said. last_img read more

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FROM CHINA TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND PERU – YOUR CROKER COUNTDOWN PICTURES OF THE DAY

first_imgEmma and Hannah will be singing for Jimmy in Cayman Islands (swap you for two Croker tickets? Must be for a fortnight)WE asked for them – and we got them!Pictures from China and the beautiful Cayman Islands featuring Donegal fans getting ready for the Countdown to Croke Park this Sunday.So we start off with Emma O’Carroll, originally from Letterkenny, now resident on the sunshine-struck Cayman Islands (lucky girl). She’s pictured with her daughter Hannah.Said Emma: “There’s only a small number of Donegal people here to support us, but will be watching it at 9.30am on Sunday morning in the Triple Crown Pub!”You can send your pictures to info@donegaldaily.com. Mark your email “Croker Pictures”.Janet Boyle, Dungloe, unfurls the Donegal flag at the Great Wall of China.  Endoscopy staff in Letterkenny General Today Supporting the Donegal team. (Who got the Sunday shfit guys?)Dr Charlie Mc Manus and some of the staff from the Endoscopy Unit Letterkenny – hope that TV is working folks! Paul Doherty supporting Donegal from ‘Machu Picchu’, Peru in South America (Normally you’ll find him in Chicago – and he didn’t tell us who SHE is?Snow Joke! Packie Boner in Fintown has the tree up early this year! Best of luck Jim and all the lads from the Public Services Centre in Dungloe! (So that’s why I couldn’t get through! ) DONEGAL’S YOUNGEST FAN! CHARLIE CANNON- ANNAGRY- 2 WEEKS OLD – AND ALL SET FOR SUNDAY LONDON BOYS! L-R Joe McGrath, Joe Higgins & David Boyle supporting the Donegal Team from London. Have a ball on Sunday lads!   FROM CHINA TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND PERU – YOUR CROKER COUNTDOWN PICTURES OF THE DAY was last modified: September 21st, 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:FROM CHINA TO THE CAYMAN ISLANDS AND PERU – YOUR CROKER COUNTDOWN PICTURES OF THE DAYlast_img read more

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‘WELL I THOUGHT IT WOULD FIT IN THE WINDOW” – DD PICTURE CLANGER!

first_imgSofa – not so good!A Donegal Daily reader kindly sent us this picture of two handy lads trying to figure out their next move. The boys have either managed to get the sofa halfway in or out of the second floor flat at Celtic Apartments on Letterkenny’s Pearse Road.Along the way it appears to have got a little stuck.Unfortunately we’re not sure how the epic furniture removal saga ended.We didn’t ‘hang out’ long enough to find out.  ‘WELL I THOUGHT IT WOULD FIT IN THE WINDOW” – DD PICTURE CLANGER! was last modified: October 10th, 2012 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:Celtic Apartmentsletterkennysofalast_img read more

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SOCCER: DONEGAL LEAGUE RESULTS

first_imgWEEKEND RESULTS FROM THE DONEGAL LEAGUEMilford Inn Division One:Dunlewy 2 Curragh Athletic 3St Catherine’s 2 Donegal Town 0Raphoe Town 1 Gweedore United 2 Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoFintown Harps  4 Downtown United 0Downtown Cup Group AGlenea Utd 1 Erne Wanderers 1Downtown Cup Group CTullyvinney Rvs 3 Donegal T 2  SOCCER: DONEGAL LEAGUE RESULTS was last modified: February 12th, 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:SOCCER: DONEGAL LEAGUE RESULTSlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: TERMON U-16 BOYS WIN THIRD TROPHY OF THE YEAR!

first_imgTermon U16 are County Div 2 ChampionsTermon u16’s won their third trophy of 2013 last night under lights in Convoy when they beat Four Masters in the Division 2 County final.An exciting game in perfect conditions, Termon led at half time by 1-11 to Four Masters ‘s 0-3. Termon came out in the second half and added another two point but the Donegal Town men where not just beat yet, a goal and two point in succession put them back in the game. But Termon steadied the ship and got another goal from Zack Gorman to put them 2-10 to 1-5, points from Keelan Mc Daid and Enda Mc Cormack ensured that the burn road men where deemed county champions.Well done to Pauric Hilferty, Benny Gallagher, Jimmy Mc Elwaine and all the team GAA NEWS: TERMON U-16 BOYS WIN THIRD TROPHY OF THE YEAR! was last modified: November 24th, 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:GAA NEWS: TERMON U-16 BOYS WIN THIRD TROPHY OF THE YEAR!last_img read more

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Warriors’ Draymond Green shoots for the sky: ‘My goal is to be a billionaire’

first_imgDraymond Green wants to be a billionaire.Welcome to the club, bub. The end of the line is waaaaay back there.Of course, Green, whose hyper-competitiveness is the wind beneath the Warriors’ wings, has a head start on the rest of us. Taking advantage of his team’s home base, Green has been cozying up to billionaires, venture capitalists and angel investors in and around Silicon Valley the past few years. Recently an investment of his, Smile Direct Club — an at-home orthodontics service — went …last_img

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Jordy Smith on top in Tasmania

first_imgSmith, the world number nine, defeated world number five Damien Hobgood of the USA, with a total heat score of 15.56 to 13.17 (combined two-wave total out of a possible 20) in the final of the six-star World Qualifying Series (WQS) event. SAinfo reporter 30 March 2009 Men’s WQS Ratings (After Event #5 O’Neill Coldwater Classic, Tasmania-Australia)1. Bruno Santos (BRA) 2 8132. Jean da Silva (BRA) 2 5503. Jordy Smith (RSA) 2 5004. Darrell Goodrum (USA) 2 488 5. Pablo Paulino (BRA) 2 475 Solid two-metre waves at Bluffs Reef proved ideal for South African surfing sensation Jordy Smith as he took victory in the O’Neill Cold Water Classic in Marrawah, Tasmania on Sunday. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The victory was worth $20 000 and 2 500 WQS points to the South African standout. Hobgood was just as impressed with the wilds of Tasmania, saying: “It’s been a special week for me here in Tasmania, so many great waves and just amazing people who have welcomed us here. It”s been an adventure for all of us and I”ve felt like a young kid all week!” Semi-finalsIn the semi-finals, Smith used a timely last wave to end the dream run highly-regarded Brazilian, Jadson Andre. Andre, 21, who earlier in the event had eliminated the top seed CJ Hobgood, led for most of the 35-minute match-up until Smith locked in a last-minute 8.27 score to secure a berth in the final. Smith stood out his opening heat in the week-long event and overcame a classy international field of 144 surfers to claim victory in the inaugural event to be held in the wild north-west of Tasmania. The 21-year-old’s free surfing approach was the key to his victory, with massive snaps and big aerial manoeuvres all part of his repertoire. Semi-finals SF1 Jordy Smith (RSA) 16.10 def Jadson Andre (BRA) 15.27SF2 Damien Hobgood (USA) 16.07 def. Patrick Gudauskas (USA) 15.90center_img ‘I’ve had the greatest time’“I’ve had the greatest time here in Tasmania. It’s been just amazing with such powerful surf and fun people in this remote location,” said Smith after his win. Final 1. Jordy Smith (RSA) 15.562. Damien Hobgood (USA) 13.17 Results O’Neill Coldwater Classic – Tasmania With 10 minutes remaining, Smith posted a heat-high 8.73 to back up his earlier 6.83 for victory. FinalBoth surfers suffered slow starts in the 35-minute final, but Hobgood held an early lead with a ride of 7.50. He struggled with his second ride, managing only a 5.67. South Africans40. Travis Logie 1 31349. Rudy Palmboom 1 12586. Warwick Wright 87599. Damien Fahrenfort 813105. Daniel Redman 794167. Brandon Jackson 600173. Royden Bryson 563187. Ricky Basnett 538262. Klee Strachan 375 The second semi-final was an all-American affair between Damian Hobgood and Pat Gudauskas. After a tight battle, Hobgood advanced; Gadauskas needed 9.17 to win in his final ride and came up just short with an 8.90. “I always enjoy surfing waves that offer power and here in Tasmania every wave you surf is straight out of the deep southern waters, and the power just makes for great surfing. I love it.”last_img read more

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