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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

Canada apologizes for turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany

OTTAWA, Canada – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in parliament on Wednesday, November 7 for Canada's refusal to admit Jewish asylum seekers fleeing Nazi Germany just months before the outbreak of World War II . On May 15, 1939 the ocean liner MS St. Louis departed Germany and crossed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar confronts two police officers from QCPD Novaliches Police Station – Manila Video

The NCRPO appears to have hit another snag as Director Guillermo Eleazar confronts two police officers from QCPD Novaliches Police Station (PS-4) who were accused of raping and sexually abusing a woman whose live-in partner was arrested for illegal gambling. The victim, alias Maria, said the incident happened inside a police mobile over the weekend.… link: NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar confronts two police officers from QCPD Novaliches Police Station – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2018

DOTr sorry for incident at MRT over passenger s PWD card

The Department on Transportation on Monday apologized for an incident where a passenger with disability was reportedly accused of using a fake ID for the priority lane at the Metro Rail Transit 3......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

DOTr apologizes for embarrassing MRT incident with PWD passenger

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Transportation (DOTr) apologized for an incident that occurred on October 26 between two security personnel at the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT3) North Avenue Station and a young man with a learning disability. The man's mother, Shirley Iyulores, posted a Facebook status recounting their ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Ronaldo rape allegation moving on 2 legal tracks in Nevada

By Ken Ritter, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a Nevada woman who claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her nine years ago and paid her $375,000 in hush money has set in motion a two-track legal process in Las Vegas. One involves the lawsuit, which will proceed to a jury trial in civil court only if a state judge sides with attorneys for plaintiff Kathryn Mayorga on key procedural and statutory questions. The other track involves a police investigation that was recently reopened at the request of Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher who alleges that one of the world's most famous athletes attacked her in the bedroom of his penthouse at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. At the end of the investigation, police will decide whether to recommend that prosecutors file criminal charges against the 33-year-old soccer star from Portugal who plays for the Italian club Juventus and his national team. He has had lucrative contracts with other clubs including Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United and Real Madrid. The Associated Press does not generally name people who say they are victims of sex crimes. Mayorga gave consent through her lawyers to make her name public. THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION Mayorga's attorneys say she underwent a medical exam to collect DNA evidence soon after the alleged attack in June 2009. But the investigation was ended because Las Vegas police said she only identified her attacker as a European soccer player — not by name — and did not say where the incident took place. The case was reopened in recent weeks at Mayorga's request. Her lawyers say she provided Ronaldo's name to detectives who interviewed her in 2009 and identified the location as the Palms Hotel and Casino. Police will turn over the results of the investigation to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson to decide whether to file criminal charges. A jury of 12 people would have to reach a unanimous verdict of guilt for a conviction on a felony sexual assault charge that could bring a sentence ranging from 10 years to life in state prison, depending on whether the jury decides if Mayorga suffered substantial bodily injury. Police have refused to release documents about the case. Officer Aden OcampoGomez, a police department spokesman, said Tuesday he could not comment about an ongoing investigation. THE LAWSUIT Ronaldo's attorneys have not yet responded to the lawsuit filed by Mayorga on Sept. 27 in Clark County District Court. William Terry, a veteran Nevada criminal defense attorney not connected with the case, predicted that Ronaldo's legal team will ask the judge to dismiss the lawsuit before they reply to its claims. "There will be a ton of issues to decide long before the case gets to a jury," Terry said after reviewing the lawsuit and statements by attorneys at the request of The Associated Press. "I think the whole complaint is vulnerable to dismissal." Before the lawsuit could go to trial, Judge Adriana Escobar would have to decide if too much time has passed since the alleged attack; whether Ronaldo or Mayorga violated a 2010 non-disclosure agreement that requires Mayorga to keep quiet about an encounter that Ronaldo's lawyers say was consensual; and whether documents cited in European news stories about the case are authentic. Mayorga's attorneys want to void the non-disclosure pact. The lawsuit claims Ronaldo used "fixers" to pressure Mayorga to sign. It also accuses Ronaldo or people working for him of conspiracy, coercion and fraud, defamation, battery, breach of contract and negligence for allowing details of the confidential settlement to become public in European publications. If the lawsuit gets to trial, a jury of as many as eight people would be asked to reach a majority decision based on a preponderance of evidence or the probable truth or accuracy of the allegations. That is a less-stringent standard than a criminal case. If jurors find in favor of Mayorga, they would be asked to consider possible monetary damages. Mayorga is seeking an unspecified amount greater than $200,000. TIMING OF THE CLAIMS Leslie Mark Stovall, a lawyer for Mayorga, has acknowledged that plaintiffs in personal injury cases in Nevada usually have two years to file a civil lawsuit. However, he says a psychiatrist diagnosed Mayorga this year with post-traumatic stress and depression "caused by Cristiano Ronaldo's sexual assault in 2009." As a result, the attorney says, Mayorga was not emotionally or legally competent to enter the non-disclosure agreement nine years ago. "We believe that we have the factual basis to ask the court to set aside the agreement so that we can litigate her original damages," the attorney said. In the police case, veteran prosecutors, defense attorneys and law professor Eve Hanan at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, agreed that the state could bring criminal charges despite the passage of time because Mayorga filed a police report. "There is no statute of limitations if there is a valid police report," attorney Tom Pitaro said......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

Viral photo of Wes Gatchalian’s car blocking a ramp for the disabled

A photo which made rounds on Facebook earlier this month shows the vehicle of Rep. Wes Gatchalian (Valenzuela City) blocking the ramp made for disabled persons in front of a restaurant in Quezon City. Gatchalian, brother of Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, had since apologized for the incident, saying that he had already suspended the staff responsible […] The post Viral photo of Wes Gatchalian’s car blocking a ramp for the disabled appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Bertiz apologizes to women over ‘stupid’ monthly period remark

MANILA, Philippines – ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz apologized for likening his bad behavior at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to a woman going through her monthly menstrual period. The lawmaker said in a television interview on Tuesday, October 2, that it is a line he usually uses ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

Lawmakers to Bertiz: Comparing menstrual periods to your behavior demeaning to women’

MANILA, Philippines – Pro-women empowerment lawmakers called out ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz for likening his bad behavior at the airport to a woman going through her monthly menstrual period.  “It’s grossly inappropriate and inexcusable behaviour. Comparing his behaviour to a woman’s monthly period is demeaning to women who ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 1st, 2018

Bertiz apologizes, likens behavior at NAIA to getting monthly period

MANILA, Philippines – ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz apologized for confronting a security checker at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), a video of which went viral over the weekend. In a press conference on Monday, October 1, the lawmaker even likened his behavior to a woman going through ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 1st, 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.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

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