Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman: I was abused by doctor

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ FILE – In this Aug. 11, 2016, file photo, United States’ Aly Raisman rests between apparatus’ during the artistic gymnastics women’s individual all-around final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Raisman says she is among the young women abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Raisman tells “60 Minutes” she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. He’s now is in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor.Raisman tells “60 Minutes” she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. He’s now is in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.ADVERTISEMENT ‘He took advantage of so many people’s trust’The 23-year-old Raisman has been highly critical of USA Gymnastics in recent months, calling for leadership change at the top of the organization while advocating for athlete’s rights.Nassar began working with USA Gymnastics as an athletic trainer in 1986 and became the national team doctor in 1996. He stepped down in 2014 but remained on staff before being fired in 2015.“These girls, they should be comfortable going to USA Gymnastics and saying ‘I need help, I want therapy. I need this,’” Raisman said in an interview with The Associated Press and USA Today in August during the 2017 national championships.Raisman declined to get into specifics at that time about whether she was abused by Nassar but painted a vivid picture of how Nassar’s behavior went unchecked.ADVERTISEMENT USA Gymnastics announced Tuesday it hired Kerry Perry as the organization’s new president and CEO. Perry starts Dec. 1. NVGRELATED STORIES:US gymnastics gold medalist reveals abuse by team doctorUS Olympic gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to child porn chargesSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson “I think that, you just want, you want to trust people and that he was just a disgusting person, he took advantage of so many people’s trust,” Raisman said. “And I think, it just disgusts me he was a doctor. It’s crazy. Because when a doctor says something you want to believe him and it’s just awful.”Jamie Dantzscher, a bronze medalist on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team, filed a lawsuit against Nassar in California in September 2016. She says Nassar touched her inappropriately while disguising the abuse as treatment. Dantzscher initially filed as “Jane Doe” but came forward publicly to “60 Minutes” in February.USA Gymnastics adopts SafeSport PolicyUSA Gymnastics launched an independent review of its policies in the wake of the allegations against Nassar and reporting by the Indianapolis Star in August 2016 that highlighted chronic mishandling of sexual abuse allegations against coaches and staff at some of its more than 3,500 clubs across the country.In June, the gymnastics board adopted the new USA Gymnastics SafeSport Policy that replaced the previous policy. Key updates include mandatory reporting, defining six types of misconduct, setting standards to prohibit grooming behavior, preventing inappropriate interaction and establishing accountability.In July, the organization hired Toby Stark, a child welfare advocate, as its director of SafeSport. Part of Stark’s mandate is educating members on rules, educational programs and reporting. The federation also adopted several recommendations by Deborah Daniels, a former federal prosecutor who oversaw the review. USA Gymnastics now has the power to withhold membership from clubs that decline to report claims of abuse.Clubs are now “required to report child abuse or neglect, including sexual misconduct, to proper authorities, including the U.S. Center for SafeSport and law enforcement authorities.”The organization has taken some steps to provide more oversight and safety to its national team gymnasts.Team members who fly into Houston for training camps must be escorted to the camp with at least two other people to avoid any one-on-one interaction. Underage female gymnasts with male coaches who are picked to compete internationally must now travel with a credentialed female chaperone. One-on-one visits by medical staff are prohibited at cabins the athletes use during overnight stays at the national training center. 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Raisman’s interview with “60 Minutes” will air Sunday night.Raisman is the latest gymnast to claim she was sexually abused by Nassar. McKayla Maroney, who won two medals at the 2012 Games as Raisman’s teammate, said last month she was molested for years by Nassar.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogNassar also is awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges and has been sued by more than 125 women alleging sexual abuse. Nassar has pleaded not guilty to the assault charges, and the dozens of civil suits filed in Michigan are currently in mediation.USA Gymnastics said in a statement Friday that Raisman sharing her personal experience took “great courage” and it is “appalled by the conduct of which Larry Nassar is accused.” LATEST STORIES Krizziah Tabora wins 53rd Bowling World Cup championships Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

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Willis Knuckles’ Funeral Saturday

first_imgThe funeral of Mr. Willis D. Knuckles, Jr., former Minister of State for Presidential Affairs; former Public Works Minister; former Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports; and former president of the Liberia Football Association, is scheduled to take place this Saturday, August 16, 2014, in Careysburg, Montserrado County, the place of his birth.Mr. Knuckles died on July 28, 2014 while seeking medical attention in Accra, Ghana, following a brief illness.  He was in his 69th year.According to his brother Gabriel E. Knuckles III and son Willis D. Knuckles, III, the body will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlor, at 8 o’clock a.m., on Saturday, August 16, 2014 and transported to the Seys United Methodist Church at Mount Vorblee, Careysburg, where wake keeping will commence at 9:30 a.m.The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 o’clock a.m., followed by interment in the Knuckles Cemetery in Knucklesville, Careysburg.Willis DeFrancis Knuckles was born on June 29, 1946, to the union of Mr. Willis D. Knuckles I of Careysburg, and Mrs. Ethel Dunbar Knuckles, daughter of the legendary Liberian agriculturist, engineer, builder and father, George Dunbar.A graduate of the College of West Africa and Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University), Willis first worked with the Department of State (now Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and later served as Chief of Staff of Vice President James E. Greene.Willis, Jr. leaves to mourn his loss his mother, Mrs. Ethel Dunbar Wah; his wife, Hawa; his children, Hawa-Ellen, Willis III (Marie) and Ethel Virginia; grandchildren,  Samuel Willis and Nala Myriam;  his siblings Bushin, Gabriel, Raymond, Marie, William Papa, Benedict, Pitman, Emma, Monigo, Estella, Mawolo Fella, Bob; and a host of relatives and friends. Two brothers George and Winston predeceased him.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Kings give youth a try

first_imgLauri Tukonen became the latest kid to get the call, as the 20-year-old winger made his NHL debut and joined a small squadron of under-25 Kings hoping to make a strong impression for the future. In addition to Tukonen, the Kings are giving significant minutes to Dustin Brown (age 22), Michael Cammalleri (24), Alexander Frolov (24), Anze Kopitar (19), Patrick O’Sullivan (22) and John Zeiler (24). That group entered Thursday with a combined 741 NHL games, more than 300 fewer than Rob Blake. Zeiler scored his first NHL goal in the first period to give the Kings an early lead, but Vancouver’s Kevin Bieksa broke a 2-2 tie with 3:56 remaining to give the Canucks their sixth consecutive victory. “It was a great game, a tough-fought battle,” Zeiler said. “Getting that first (goal) off your back is a good feeling. You always dream about playing in the NHL and then to get your first goal, it makes it that much more special.” The Kings have won just four of their last 19 games and are 1-7 in their last eight games decided by one goal. Since his arrival last April, Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi has preached the power of developing young talent, the same strategy he used in turning San Jose into a perennial power. Lombardi’s trades have focused on bringing draft picks to the Kings, and recent minor-league callups and line pairings make it clear that Lombardi and first-year coach Marc Crawford want to evaluate youth. The good feelings from Zeiler’s first goal didn’t last long. With 3:48 left in the first period, Brendan Morrison, camped out to the left of the net, knocked in a rebound of a shot by teammate Sami Salo. Vancouver took the lead 1:34 into the second period, when Trevor Linden came up the left side and put a relatively harmless wrist shot on goalie Mathieu Garon but got it into the net for a 2-1 Canucks lead. Vancouver entered the game with the NHL’s best penalty-kill unit, but with five minutes left in the period, Lubomir Visnovsky flipped the puck over the prone Roberto Luongo to tie the game 2-2. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LOS ANGELES – With only pride and draft position left to play for, this is the time for the Kings to experiment a little. The present is dim – the Kings, in last place in the Western Conference, lost to Vancouver 3-2 on Thursday night at Staples Center – so the Kings are looking to what they hope is a bright future. last_img read more

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Universal Music gets EU nod to buy BMG

first_imgMusic companies have been looking to consolidate as the market for physical CDs declines rapidly, but they risk trouble with regulators if they pick partners within the industry as the number of major players shrinks. EMI, which has long flirted with Warner Music Group, tried to skirt this problem on Monday by agreeing to a $4.7 billion bid from private equity company Terra Firma – a bid that may yet trigger a higher offer from Warner. Bringing Universal and BMG under one roof “will create a publishing business that is even better suited to serve our songwriters, composers and business partners in this challenging marketplace,” Universal President Zach Horowitz said. Universal is the world’s largest music company, and its publishing arm controls the rights to songs by artists such as Mary J. Blige and Chamillionaire. That new enlarged unit will trade under the Universal name and will be led by L.A.-based David Renzer, the current chairman and CEO. Universal will keep the American hit list of Rondor, which controls the rights to pop classics by the Beach Boys, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin but must sell the British arm that owns songs by many bands such as ’80s chart toppers Dire Straits. BMG – owned by German media company Bertelsmann AG – has the rights to more than a million songs by recent artists such as Nelly, Maroon 5 and Coldplay, as well as older favorites by Barry Manilow and other entertainers. The European Commission said it had identified antitrust problems in the way the acquisition was originally structured because Universal would have controlled the rights to more than half of the chart hits in some countries, forcing all online and mobile music services to do business with them. It said publishers are increasingly pulling online rights away from traditional national collecting societies – which pick up royalties and distribute them to copyright holders – and transferring them to newer European-wide groups. This means the balance of pricing power has shifted in favor of the publishers, the EU said. “In a number of countries, Universal would even control more than half of the chart hits and thereby become a `must-have’ product for all online and mobile music services, whose possibilities to circumvent Universal would be significantly reduced,” it said. Vivendi SA’s Universal had resolved the issue by promising to sell several significant song catalogs – mostly the European rights to British and American pop hits owned by Zomba UK, 19 Music, 19 Songs, BBC music publishing, Rondor UK as well as the European licenses for the U.S.-based Zomba Music Publishing. The Zomba catalog owns songs written by Max Martin’s Swedish hits factory for Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys that dominated the ’90s charts; 19 has the rights to hits by the Spice Girls and other acts propelled to success by manager and “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller. The sell-offs go beyond what the Commission wanted because it was more viable to divest complete copyrights, including performance and print rights. But independent record label group Impala sounded a note of warning, saying it could still take court action to reverse EU approval – as it did in the deal joining the music units of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann that the EU was forced to look at again. Impala, which recently struck a deal with Warner to eliminate its concerns ahead of a possible bid for EMI, said it still had to judge if Universal and BMG’s sell-offs went far enough to keep competition alive. “It is vital that Universal/BMG’s excessive market power is curbed, and we will compare this in detail with what we have agreed with Warner,” said Martin Mills, chairman of Impala and the Beggars Group label.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BRUSSELS, Belgium – EU regulators gave Universal Music Group clearance Tuesday to buy BMG Music Publishing for about $2.09 billion in a deal that will create the world’s largest music publishing company. The EU warned, however, that its “serious doubts” about the deal’s effect on online music were soothed only by the companies’ plan to sell the rights to some hits from the ’80s and ’90s by artists such as Justin Timberlake, Iron Maiden and R. Kelly. Combining the world’s No.3 and No.4 music publishing catalogs will give Universal the publishing rights to artists as diverse as Mariah Carey, U2, 50 Cent, Elton John and Leonard Bernstein. With a 22 percent market share, it will scrape ahead of current market leader EMI Group PLC. EU approval was the last hurdle for the deal, which Universal said would close shortly. It is separate from the merger of the Sony-BMG music units more than two years ago that the EU is re-examining. last_img
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Rashford and Welbeck’s former club Fletcher Moss deny asking Man United for £2m

first_img1 Fletcher Moss Rangers deny asking Manchester United for £2million Fletcher Moss Rangers, the community club who brought through Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford, have denied asking the Premier League giants for £2million.Fletcher Moss have hit the headlines in the past week after 18-year-old Rashford scored four goals in his first two appearances for United.Rashford played at the Didsbury Park-based outfit as a child – one of many at the club, with Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Tyler Blackett and former striker Danny Welbeck among their alumni.But the sudden interest in Rashford has also highlighted the current plight of the club due to high running costs and the need to renovate dilapidated and poorly-designed facilities.Club officials have suggested £2million would ideally be needed to upgrade facilities and safeguard their future, but they insist claims they have asked United for a donation of such an amount are wide of the mark.A club statement read: “It has been suggested in at least one national newspaper recently that Fletcher Moss Rangers are asking Manchester United for a donation of £2million for the development of Marcus whilst with our club. This is not the case.“Fletcher Moss Rangers are currently exploring a Community Asset Transfer of the clubhouse where we base our activities as part of a strategy to secure the club’s long-term future.“To this end we are working with our advisors (Can Do Communities CIC) in carrying out a feasibility study to develop a community hub on Merseybank playing fields.“The feasibility study will include a business plan, architect drawings, community consultation, governance strengthening and incorporation.“This will enable Fletcher Moss Rangers to be in a position to manage the building on a long-term lease from Manchester City Council and potentially develop the site, leading to the long-term sustainability of the club.“Should this be the case, our club will be working with partners to explore all relevant channels of funding or investment.”last_img read more

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FIVE HOUSING ESTATES THREATENED WITH POWER-CUTS BY ESB

first_imgA threat to cut off the power supply of sanitation plants at a number of housing estates around Letterkenny is to be raised at the local town council.The issue is to be raised by local Sinn Fein councillor Gerry McMonagle.Cllr McMonagle says a number of housing estates are having their power turned off because their ESB bills are not being paid by bankrupt contractors. The former Mayor of Letterkenny is to ask what action Donegal County Council Water and Sanitation Department is taking with the issue.Cllr McMonagle previously raised the matter when residents of a housing state received letters from the ESB saying their mechanical plants were being cut off.Donegal Daily has learned that such a threat exists with at least FIVE housing estates around the town.  FIVE HOUSING ESTATES THREATENED WITH POWER-CUTS BY ESB was last modified: July 6th, 2013 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:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLEESBletterkennylast_img read more

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DONEGAL SFC QUARTER-FINAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

first_imgDonegal SFC quarter-final draw has been made and it has thrown together some mouth-watering clashes.The quarter-final draw for the Donegal SFC has been made, and it has thrown up some exciting fixtures in the last eight.There’s two derby games down for decision, as reigning county champions Glenswilly meet neighbours and bitter rivals Termon.While Naomh Conaill face Ardara in a mouth-watering clash in the Donegal SFC. In the 2009, the two sides played in the quarter-final, with the game going to a replay, which was eventually won by Naomh Conaill after extra-time in an enthralling championship clash.Dungloe meet the highly fancied St Michaels, while St Eunan’s play Four Masters.The winners of the Dungloe/St Michael’s clash will meet the winners of St Eunan’s or Four Masters in the semi-finals.While the winners of Glenswilly or Termon will meet either Ardara or Naomh Conaill in the last four.  DONEGAL SFC QUARTER-FINAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED was last modified: October 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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 SFCGAAHome-page Sportnewslast_img read more

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Water feature

first_img 160Want 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week And now the city government is following suit. Measures are under way to clean out the worst gunk – the plastic bottles and bags, tires and shopping carts. And, the most dramatic is a comprehensive, city-initiated study of the entire length of the river on how to turn the eyesore of a waterway into a recreational, economic, aesthetic and environmental boon for the entire city. Redeveloping the sad river is a smart idea – assuming it is done sensibly. Already some of the ideas that have come out of Councilman Ed Reyes’ Los Angeles Ad Hoc River Committee sound pretty whimsical, such as inflatable dams and man-made lakes. But whatever city leaders decide, they must stay away from the cockamamie ideas such as the one that came up a few years ago to flood 60 acres of the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area with reclaimed wastewater. This would have essentially turned one of the few community amenities available to the San Fernando Valley into a giant cesspool. That won’t happen if Angelenos turn out for the community meetings as part of the study. There will be 18 of them. And the only way to get a plan that truly reflects the needs and the desires of each community is for each community to participate. Los Angeles is essentially a beach town. The Pacific Ocean is the bearing on which the city orientates itself from fashion to food to driving directions. But there’s another water feature in the city, one that has been neglected for the better part of the century and treated little better than a landfill. It’s the Los Angeles River, which flows through 32 miles of filthy concrete channels, hidden next to freeways and fenced off from the rest of the city as if a shameful afterthought. If that weren’t bad enough, both the city and its residents typically dump everything and anything into the channel – which runs practically dry in the summer and turns into a raging torrent with the winter rains. But people are starting to notice the river again, with little patches of community attention here and there along its harsh banks. last_img read more

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LAUSD gives go-ahead on Belmont

first_img Pending approval by the City Council of the dates, the special election will take place March 7, with a runoff, if necessary, June 7. Huizar has represented District 2, which includes the communities of Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Chinatown, Echo Park, Koreatown, Little Tokyo, Lincoln Heights, the Pico/Union area, Mid-Wilshire and downtown Los Angeles, for 4 years. Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 naush.boghossian@dailynews.com 160Want 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 MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “It’s extraordinarily rewarding to have cleared the final hurdle to allow construction on this long-awaited project to begin,” said Glenn Gritzner, special assistant to the superintendent. “This community has been advocating for and waiting for this school for over two decades, and this is another in a string of difficult projects that we’re very happy to get off the ground, turn around and show that we’re committed to building the schools that our kids need.” State officials stopped construction on the campus, renamed Vista Hermosa, in 1999, because it had begun without proper safety measures against potentially explosive methane and toxic hydrogen sulfide gases. When an earthquake fault was discovered under part of the school, two buildings were torn down and the campus was reconfigured in 2002. Plans call for a 2,600-student school that will be broken up into “small-learning communities” with about 500 students each. In other action Tuesday, the board voted to hold a special election to replace member Jose Huizar who was elected to the Los Angeles City Council. Huizar will resign from the board effective Nov. 29, when he will be sworn in to the council. The Los Angeles Unified school board approved on Tuesday a $132 million contract to complete construction of the beleaguered Belmont Learning Center, raising the total cost of the project to $300 million. Five school board members voted to award the contract to Hensel Phelps Construction Co., which came in with the lowest bid but was $40 million higher than the district had originally estimated. Board member Jon Lauritzen abstained and Julie Korenstein was absent. Work on the site will begin in December, officials said. last_img read more

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OFF TO STATE: St. Bernard’s football receives police escort, leaves Eureka in style

first_imgThe St. Bernard’s football team won’t have any trouble hitting the highway as the Crusaders head down to Yuba City to take on East Nicolaus in the NorCal region state playoff game Friday night.The Crusaders received a police escort on their way out of town Thursday afternoon as law enforcement officers guided the team up Harris street and over to 5th street before sending the team off onto the 101 North.Friday’s game, the Division 6-AA state semifinal game, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at River …last_img

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