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Woman says Trudeau apologized after ‘inappropriate’ incident

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada --- A former newspaper reporter said that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to her after what she says was an inappropriate encounter nearly two decades ago. Rose Knight also confirmed Friday she is the reporter who was referred to in an editorial 18 years ago in the Creston Valley Advance that said she was groped by Trudeau while covering a music festival in British Columbia. She said in a statement that she doesn't plan to take the matter further. "I enjoyed my career as a reporter, but it ended a long time ago. I avoided issuing a statement earlier out of concern for my and my family's privacy," she wrote. "The incident referred to...Keep on reading: Woman says Trudeau apologized after ‘inappropriate’ incident.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJul 8th, 2018

Woman says Trudeau apologized after ‘inappropriate’ incident

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada --- A former newspaper reporter said that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized to her after what she says was an inappropriate encounter nearly two decades ago. Rose Knight also confirmed Friday she is the reporter who was referred to in an editorial 18 years ago in the Creston Valley Advance that said she was groped by Trudeau while covering a music festival in British Columbia. She said in a statement that she doesn't plan to take the matter further. "I enjoyed my career as a reporter, but it ended a long time ago. I avoided issuing a statement earlier out of concern for my and my family's privacy," she wrote. "The incident referred to...Keep on reading: Woman says Trudeau apologized after ‘inappropriate’ incident.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

Australian tourist haven suffers twin shark attacks

SYDNEY -- A girl was in a serious condition and a woman was fighting for her life, Australian authorities said Thursday after two separate shark attacks at an idyllic beach retreat. The girl was air-lifted to hospital after being bitten on the leg while swimming in the Whitsundays in northeastern Australia, first responders said. "Paramedics are treating a female child in a serious condition with a significant leg injury," Ambulance Queensland said, without providing further details. The incident occurred within 24 hours of an attack on a Tasmanian woman in the same area. The 46-year-old remains in a critical condition after being bitten on the upper left leg, in what witness...Keep on reading: Australian tourist haven suffers twin shark attacks.....»»

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Oregon woman apologizes for racist rant vs Filipino driver

An American woman from Beaverton, Oregon has apologized after her racist remarks against a Filipina went viral online......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Nonoy Zuñiga questions Mocha Uson’s ‘worthiness’ as public official

Singer Nonoy Zuiga has released his own statement regarding the latest controversy to hound entertainer-turned-government official Mocha Uson. Expressing his sentiments, Zuiga -- a person with disability (PWD) due to the amputation of his leg from a bombing incident during martial law -- sent Inquirer a copy of his statement: "The recent video posted by Mocha Uson and Drew Olivar had already drawn a lot of negative comments and reactions, most especially from the PWD community. "Being a PWD myself, the use of sign language is never a laughing matter. It is sacred to the hearing-impaired. It is their bridge to the world. "Using it with signs and gestures (some inappropriate)...Keep on reading: Nonoy Zuñiga questions Mocha Uson’s ‘worthiness’ as public official.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Another Filipino-American victimized by racism in the US

Another racist rant against a US citizen of Filipino descent has gone viral, just months after a previous incident. Facebook user Selina Cairel, confirmed to be of Filipino descent, posted footage of a woman in a vehicle next to hers hurling racist insults. In her post dated September 13, Cairel shared how the argument started […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Bishop apologizes for groping Ariana Grande

DETROIT, USA – The bishop who officiated the funeral of Aretha Franklin has apologized for appearing to grope singer Ariana Grande on stage, sparking widespread outrage. The 25-year-old pop star sang the Aretha Franklin classic "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," one of a series of tributes by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Army: ‘Desperate’ NPAs shoot civilians, one hurt

A WOMAN was injured after suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members fired at a group of private company employees in the hinterland village of Igcabugao, Igbaras, Iloilo. The incident happened at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday as five employees of the Century Peak Energy Corp. (CPEC) were on their way to their office after conducting site […] The post Army: ‘Desperate’ NPAs shoot civilians, one hurt appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Ohio St suspends Meyer for 3 games for mishandled abuse case

By Mitch Stacy, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State on Wednesday night suspended head football coach Urban Meyer three games for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport's most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after the coach's wife accused him of abuse. The move followed a two-week investigation into how Meyer reacted to accusations that former Buckeyes assistant Zach Smith abused his ex-wife, Courtney Smith. Zach Smith was fired last month after she asked a judge for a protective order. Courtney Smith alleged her husband shoved her against a wall and put his hands around her neck in 2015. The university put Meyer on paid leave and began an investigation after Courtney Smith spoke out publicly, sharing text messages and photos she traded in 2015 with Meyer's wife, Shelley Meyer. Shelley Meyer is a registered nurse and instructor at Ohio State. Trustees discussed the decision to punish Meyer in a marathon meeting Wednesday while Meyer awaited the decision. The investigation prompted a tweet from Meyer in which he insisted he followed proper protocols after learning of the 2015 accusations. But he also acknowledged lying to reporters a week earlier when he said he hadn't heard of the incident until shortly before he fired Zach Smith. The probe directly centered on the question of what Meyer knew and when. Meyer said in his tweet that he always elevated issues through the proper channels, and did so with the Smith situation in 2015. That contradicted what he told reporters at Big Ten media day a week earlier: "I was never told about anything and nothing ever came to light. I've never had a conversation about it. I know nothing about it." Speaking after the investigation was announced, Zach Smith said he spoke with Meyer at the time and athletic director Gene Smith also knew about the allegations. Zach Smith said Meyer told him he would be fired if the head coach found out Smith had hit his wife. Zach Smith — the grandson of late Ohio State coach and Meyer mentor Earle Bruce — has never been criminally charged or convicted of abuse. He has a charge of criminal trespass pending, and the Smiths are due in court next month for a hearing on a restraining order Courtney Smith was granted July 20. Meyer was heading into his seventh season at Ohio State, where he is 73-8 with a national title in 2014 and two Big Ten Conference championships. Ohio State's Title IX sexual misconduct policy includes reporting allegations of domestic violence made against university employees. Violating that policy allows Meyer to be fired with cause, according to provisions placed in his contract when it was extended in April by two years. The deal through 2022, increasing Meyer's salary to $7.6 million in 2018, with annual 6 percent raises. Meyer had about $38 million left on his contract. Ohio State's season starts Sept. 1 with a game against Oregon State in Columbus. In 2009, Zach Smith was accused of aggravated battery on his pregnant wife while he was working a graduate assistant for Meyer at Florida. The charge was dropped because of insufficient evidence. The Smiths separated in June 2015 and divorced in 2016. Meyer is one of the most accomplished coaches in college football history, with three national championships and a 177-31 record in 16 seasons at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State, the team he grew up rooting for in Northeast Ohio. Meyer won national championships with Florida in 2006 and '08, but his teams also had more than two dozen players get into trouble with the law. He resigned twice at Florida, citing health reasons, first in the 2009 season after the Gators lost the Southeastern Conference championship game while trying to repeat as national champs. He changed his mind soon after and coached another season. The Gators went 8-5 in 2010, and afterward, Meyer stepped down for good. Meyer was out of coaching for a season but was hired by Ohio State in November 2011. The Buckeyes had fired Jim Tressel, another national championship-winning coach, before that season for lying to the NCAA and university about rules violation committed by some of his players. Since returning to coaching, Meyer's program has been one of the most dominant in college football, and his players have mostly stayed out of major trouble. Meyer faced some criticism in 2013 for allowing running back Carlos Hyde to return to the team after he was charged with striking a woman in a bar. The case was dropped by police when the woman chose not to pursue charges, but Hyde was suspended three games. The Meyer investigation cost $500,000 and was conducted by the national law firm Debevoise & Plimpton. Ohio State began investigating Meyer while also facing three federal lawsuits about its response to allegations of groping, leering and other misconduct by a deceased athletic department doctor who treated wrestlers and other students for two decades. The lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss say Ohio State facilitated the abuse by ignoring complaints. Since Ohio State announced an independent investigation in April, more than 100 former students have come forward with accounts of sexual misconduct by Strauss. The allegations range from 1979 to 1997 and involve male athletes from 14 sports, as well as his work at the student health center and his off-campus medical office......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Tugade: Naia runway mishap an eye-opener for airport management

    Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Saturday described as an "eye-opener" the runway mishap that affected the normal operations of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). "This incident served as an eye-opener-- a reminder for us to take a second look at the processes, procedures, and protocols of concerned agencies, as well as airlines, so that we may all improve in the future," Tugade said in a statement. He then apologized for the inconvenience caused to the people by the closure of 60/24 runway after a Xiamen Air jet skidded and went off during a heavy downpour on Thursday evening. READ: Dozens of flights affected as plane skids off rain-...Keep on reading: Tugade: Naia runway mishap an eye-opener for airport management.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

US cop subdues old woman with Taser

WASHINGTON — A US police chief has defended the use of a Taser on an 87-year-old grandmother cutting dandelions near her home in the southern state of Georgia. The incident occurred last Friday when a youth club worker called 911 after spotting Martha Al-Bishara, who does not speak English, using… Source link link: US cop subdues old woman with Taser.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

US cop subdues old woman with Taser

WASHINGTON -- A US police chief has defended the use of a Taser on an 87-year-old grandmother cutting dandelions near her home in the southern state of Georgia. The incident occurred last Friday when a youth club worker called 911 after spotting Martha Al-Bishara, who does not speak English, using….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

US police officer uses Taser on woman, 87

WASHINGTON, D.C.: A US police chief has defended the use of a Taser on an 87-year-old grandmother cutting dandelions near her home in the southern state of Georgia. The incident occurred last Friday when a youth club worker called 911 after spotting Martha Al-Bishara, who does not speak English, using a knife to cut dandelions [...] The post US police officer uses Taser on woman, 87 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologizes for offensive tweets

By George Henry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologized Sunday for racist, homophobic and sexist tweets he sent as a teenager, calling them "some stupid stuff." "I definitely regret it, for sure," he said. The 25-year-old Newcomb spoke less than an hour after nearly pitching a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The tweets were sent in 2011 and 2012. "I just wanted to apologize for any insensitive material," Newcomb said. "It was a long time ago, six or seven years ago, saying some stupid stuff with friends." "I know I've grown a lot since then. I didn't mean anything by it. It was just something stupid I did a long time ago and I didn't mean anything by it, for sure," he said. Major League Baseball dealt with a similar situation this month involving Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader on the night he pitched in the All-Star Game. "Such inappropriate comments have no place in our game. We are aware of this serious issue, Billy Bean will meet with Mr. Newcomb this week, and we will identify an appropriate course of diversity training for him in the Atlanta community," MLB said in a statement. Bean is MLB's vice president for social responsibility and inclusion. He is a former big league outfielder and openly gay. Hader apologized after offensive tweets sent when he was a teen came to light on July 17. The next day, MLB said the 24-year-old Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training and participate in diversity and inclusion initiatives. Hader also met with Bean. "We are aware of the tweets that surfaced after today's game and have spoken to Sean, who is incredibly remorseful," the Braves said in a statement posted on Twitter. "Regardless of how long ago he posted them, he is aware of the insensitivity and is taking full responsibility." "We find the tweets hurtful and incredibly disappointing and even though he was 18 or 19 years old when posted, it doesn't make them any less tolerable. We will work together with Sean towards mending the wounds created in our community," the team said. Atlanta's clubhouse had already closed to the media after he answered questions about his career-best moment, a 4-1 victory in which he came within one strike of pitching a no-hitter. Chris Taylor broke up the bid with two out single in the ninth inning. Newcomb said he had forgotten about the tweets until he picked up his phone postgame and saw mentions of the posts. The Braves reopened the locker room about 30 minutes later — Newcomb said it was his idea for a team official to bring reporters back downstairs so he could address the subject. "This is something obviously that can't be happening," he said. "I feel bad about it. I don't mean to offend anybody. It was six, seven years ago. I didn't mean anything by it and I definitely regret it, for sure." Newcomb said he doesn't think the tweets will cause fallout among current teammates. "No, I don't think so," he said. "I think people that know me know that's not the kind of person I am. It's been a long time since then and at the same time I didn't mean anything by it.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Celebrity cosmetic surgeon Joel Mendez bailed out of rape arrest 

Celebrity cosmetic surgeon Dr. Joel Mendez was arrested after two years. He was accused of two accounts of rape and attempted rape according to a spot report from the Eastern Police District. The family felt relief after he got caught, but was latersurprised and shocked that Dr. Mendez was able to post bail worth P360,000. They are still questioning why the cases filed were bailable especially when the woman was a minor when the incident happened. ABS-CBNreported that there will be an arraignment and pre-trial conference for these cases onAug. 15, 2018. Thewoman, using an alias "Joan,"recounted the incident that happened in 2015. She was a model of the Mendez Medical Group and h...Keep on reading: Celebrity cosmetic surgeon Joel Mendez bailed out of rape arrest .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Canada woman breaks silence on PM groping allegation

OTTAWA, Canada – A former journalist broke her silence on Friday, July 6, to stand by her allegation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau groped her nearly two decades ago , when he was not politically involved. "I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter who was the subject of the Open ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Canada woman breaks silence on PM groping allegation

OTTAWA: A former journalist broke her silence on Friday to stand by her allegation that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau groped her nearly two decades ago, when he was not politically involved. “I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter who was the subject of the [...] The post Canada woman breaks silence on PM groping allegation appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

FIBA: Guiao blames Kickert for starting Gilas-Boomers brawl

MANILA, Philippines --- Former national team head coach Yeng Guiao is not convinced that the unfortunate Gilas-Boomers brawl is entirely the fault of the Pinoys. The Australians had a hand in it too, and they should apologize as well, particularly Daniel Kickert. Guiao believes Kickert triggered the whole thing, which is what Gilas head coach Chot Reyes is saying. "What the Gilas players did was, to me, a natural human instinct in that situation. So, actually ako, I think it’s the Australians who need to apologize, not the Gilas team because it’s Kickert’s action that started the whole thing," Guiao said Wednesday after a PBA game featuring his NLEX team and Magnolia. "I do not believe in Luc Longley saying it’s Chot Reyes. Wala namang ginawa si Chot eh. Yung sinabi niya, well. .. That’s again, maybe, that’s debatable. But what Kickert did was the trigger of everything," he added. Kickert hit RR Pogoy with an elbow to the face after Pogoy shoved Chris Goulding to the floor following an offensive foul. But Guiao says Kickert never should have reacted in the first place and the Boomers are just looking for someone to blame after the fracas. "Yung nangyari kay Pogoy, yung banggaan nila ni Goulding, basketball play pa iyon eh. that was still a basketball play and the refs blew their whistle," Guiao said.  "So I think the Australians are just looking for somebody to blame when the ang dapat iblame ang the Australians, who I think are looking for trouble when they came here. The tone was set the day before when they were ripping the decals without any permission. If I coached the national team I would never do that coming into any venue and you have to respect the property of other people whatever they say kahit ano pa man yung dahilan," he added. In the end, Guiao is firm in his belief that Kickert pretty much started the brawl. And Guiao can't figure out why Kickert has never apologized for his own actions in the incident. "Kickert I think started it all, and he didn't even apologize. All he said was it's regrettable. And all he said was it's unfortunate. But he almost killed somebody and he did not apologize," Guiao said. "So sa akin pag hindi ka nagalit dun, hindi ka normal. Some people are taking the high ground but ako nagpapakatotoo lang ako. I dont think it's Chot Reyes's fault, it's Kickert's fault. He started it. And the bad thing about ths is our Gilas players are profusely apologizing for what happened, the guy who started it never apologized," he added. In the end though, Guiao acknowledges that the player's actions were wrong. However, he can understand the way they reacted. It was human nature and it was a lose-lose situation for our players. Watch their teammate get bullied and they'll hear something negative. Stand up and defend their teammate and well. they'll hearing negative things now. "To me, what is more embarrassing, if Kickert did that in front of our countrymen with us hosting, and he did not suffer any consequences after doing that..To me, sa akin yun ang nakakahiya.. na nandito ka sa Pilipinas, binagsakan ka ng siko ng napalaking tao. Kung yun ay naging kapatid mo, naging tatay mo, naging anak mo, kahit nga yung aso ko ginanun nya, makakatikim sa akin yun eh. So, it’s really to be, para magpakatotoo ka. Natural reaction talaga yun. Sabi ko nga, kung hindi nag-react ng ganun baka mas nakakahiya pa. Bakit mo pinabayaan yung kakampi nyo?" Guiao said. "I will not justify that. Mali talaga yun. I agree na mali talaga yun. Siguro nung burst of emotion, after that dapat naawat na, dapat naano na. Yun hindi ko majujustify yun. But in that instant, that split second when there's a burst of emotion, galit na ganun reaction mo, kung tao ka, flesh and blood ka and nakita mo yun, magre-react ka talaga. Kaya nga to me it's just being human," Guiao added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Shinkansen security boost hindered by time, cost concerns

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) strengthened its security systems after a man committed suicide by self-immolation in 2015, but the latest incident has brought to light a number of blind spots, including its rules on bringing weapons aboard and how evacuation instructions are given. Security on Shinkansen trains, which have been running for more than half a century now, is entering a new phase. Unable to rescue passenger "Someone has a knife," a passenger told a chief conductor in car No. 10, about three minutes after suspect Ichiro Kojima of Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, reportedly attacked a woman in car No. 12 of the Nozomi No. 265 train. The conductor rushed to the ...Keep on reading: Shinkansen security boost hindered by time, cost concerns.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Report: Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM

President Donald Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro has apologized for having said there is “a special place in hell” for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Report: Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM President Donald Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro has apologized for having said there is “a special place in hell” for Canadian… link: Report: Navarro apologizes for harsh comment about Canada PM.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Trump aide apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ comments on Trudeau

A senior aide to US President Donald Trump apologized Tuesday for saying there was a “special place in hell” for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, following the acrimonious Group of Seven summit. Source link link: Trump aide apologizes for ‘inappropriate’ comments on Trudeau.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018