Pensioner slapped with assault charge

first_imgA pensioner was on Wednesday slapped with an assault charge when he appeared at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Christel Lambert.Joel Harper, 69, of Lot 7 Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), pleaded not guilty to the offence, which he allegedly committed on May 28, 2016 at Tuschen, EBE when he assaulted Norman Duke with intent to cause bodily harm.The prosecution is contending that on the day in question, the Virtual Complainant (VC) was riding a bicycle when he struck the defendant causing him to fall. Upon getting up from the road, the defendant took up a piece of wood and dealt the VC multiple lashes.As a result, the VC had to be rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was treated and sent away.The matter was reported to the Police Outpost at Tuschen and then to the Leonora Police Station.The defendant was later arrested and charged with the offence of assault.When given an opportunity to speak in Court, he explained that he was upset because the VC was careless. Magistrate Lambert explained to the defendant that his actions could not be justified, and ordered him to seek anger management counselling.He was granted bail in the sum of ,000. The case will continue on June 22.last_img read more

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Huskies welcome Dawson Creek for Thursday night matchup

first_imgThe Huskies will be looking to get back in the win column, as they are coming off consecutive losses to Whitecourt and Peace River. Those results carried over into the week, as the team lost their third straight on Tuesday, Jan.10 to Grande Prairie.It’s been a busy week for the Huskies, as Thursday night’s game will be the team’s fifth game in seven nights. However, they enter Thursday’s game posting an undefeated record against the Junior Canucks. The two teams have already met five times this season, with the Huskies yet to suffer a loss, outscoring Dawson Creek 29-16.Entering Thursday’s game, the Huskies occupy fourth place in the NWJHL standings with a record of 13-12-0-0 and 26 points, while Dawson Creek currently sits last in the league at 2-21-0-2 with 6 points.- Advertisement -For a complete look at the Huskies’ statistics this year, visit the NWJHL’s website.Thursday night’s game will be taking place at the North Peace Arena, with the puck scheduled to drop at 8 p.m.last_img read more

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Chelsea prospect Loftus-Cheek hungry for more first-team football following ‘surreal’ debut

first_img Chelsea academy graduate Ruben Loftus-Cheek makes his Chelsea debut 1 Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek says making his senior Chelsea debut has given him a thirst for more first-team playing time.The 18-year-old midfielder, who has been with the Blues since the age of eight, made his first appearance in Wednesday night’s Champions League Group G win over Sporting Lisbon.Manager Jose Mourinho insisted prior to the 3-1 win that Loftus-Cheek’s inclusion would be a day for the whole Chelsea academy to celebrate, showing there is a path to the first team despite no one making a lasting impression since John Terry.Ex-Chelsea star Frank Sinclair told talkSPORT Loftus-Cheek made a great impression in his eight minute cameo, and the teen told Chelsea TV: “I wanted it to last longer. It was a bit weird when I came on, a bit surreal, it took a while to sink in.“Just to come on is all I can ask for. To play at a full Stamford Bridge is amazing. When you come on and you start playing it all just goes away, you’re just focused.“After that I just want to keep working harder – to get more opportunities like that would be wicked.”last_img read more

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Unhappy Migne walks off press conference

first_img“I am very happy of that (winning), but I am not happy at all and I think I will be very brief tonight because during the week there was a lack of respect with this team. When I saw Cameroon have training in this field (Kasarani) and not us who we were at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies, I was not happy” the tactician said of his side’s failure to train consistently at Kasarani.He went on;“I can speak about Blackberry (George Odhiambo) for example, in France Under 21 team, a Liepzig player was not there when he was called and they asked FIFA to give him a suspension. Hugo Loris who is a World Cup Champion with France, he was in Paris to check with the national team doctor if his injury was true or not.“I have full confidence with Victor Wanyama but I need to check. If we want to achieve at the high level we need to improve a lot of things and I don’t want to speak about Boniface Oluoch or Allan Wanga; I think it was a lack of respect, I don’t want to say too much I want to keep cool, keep quiet… I need to think about the future… thank you,” the French tactician said before exiting the room, leaving waiting journalists dazed.Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne giving instructions. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe tactician had called in Odhiambo, Wanga and Oluoch into the squad but none of them reported to camp as it was said they were injured.Wanyama on his end missed the tie as he has just returned from injury and is yet to pick match fitness and has been at the club’s training round.Despite missing the captain as well as the suspended duo of Brian Mandela and winger Ayub Timbe, Stars pulled a surprise off their bags beating the Black Stars by a solitary goal and putting their hopes of qualification to the 2019 African Cup of Nations on track.“I am very proud of my players; I like so much the spirit of the team. With only four days it was not easy to build a good spirit and with this kind of opponent it is difficult but in terms of spirit my boys gave something incredible,” the tactician said as he basked in the glory of the valuable three points.But even despite the win, Migne says there is still a lot of work to be done but says the path has picked up and soon, the team will be where he wants.“We are far from the high level. We are on the way but so so so far away. If you think because tonight we have beaten Ghana we are on the same level, it is not true. It is not the reality; I am not a liar,” added the tactician.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne with attacking midfielder Eric Johanna during the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana on September 8, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 – An unhappy Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne walked out of his Ghana post-match press conference and took no questions after speaking for two minutes and 37 seconds, expressing his disappointment with an apparent lack of respect to the team.The Frenchman expressed displeasure at two items; first, his side did not have adequate time to train at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani while visiting Cameroon, who pitched camp in Kenya ahead of their clash away to Comoros, were accorded full access, and secondly with the injured players who never reported to camp, including skipper Victor Wanyama.last_img read more

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Daniel set to become a TV ‘Soaperstar’!

first_imgDonegal singer Daniel O’Donnell is no stranger to our TV screens these days, and we’re about to see him acting soon in his drama debut. The Kincasslagh star will make a special guest appearance in TG4 soap Ros na Rún next month. First-look pictures released today show him officially opening Vince’s new Siopa XL, with the whole town turning out for the occasion. The episode will air on Thursday, 3rd of May on TG4. The show will see Daniel interacting with Ros na Run legends Tadhg O Direain, Maire Ui Chonghaile, and John Joe, played by Donegal man Niall Mac Eachmharcaigh. His storyline will centre around the shop and Bobbi Lee, who hopes to get her big chance to sing with her idol. She will think that Daniel can lead her on the path to stardom, but Caitríona’s interference is going to leave Bobbi Lee singing the blues… behind bars!Could Ros na Run be a stepping stone for Daniel on his way to the Corrie cobbles? For years, Daniel has talked about his dream of appearing in his favourite soap drama Coronation Street. Here’s hoping they relaunch the corner shop too! Daniel set to become a TV ‘Soaperstar’! was last modified: April 17th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:daniel o’donnellRos na RúnSoaplast_img read more

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Donegal author reveals how Ireland was in turmoil over her debut novel’s main topic

first_imgIn the middle of the referendum, Sharon Thompson’s debut novel was about abortion. The Moville writer’s first crime fiction novel ‘The Abandoned’ was published in January of this year and launched at number one on Kindle, Irish Crime Fiction.Before and during the referendum, despite Sharon’s own opinions and her book needing promotion, she decided to stay mostly silent. With the referendum over and the country settling into how the removal of the 8th Amendment will change in the future, Sharon feels she can now talk about her novel again – with pride. The best-selling author said, “I’m delighted at becoming an author, but the nation was in turmoil about a topic in my novel! I worried about how to deal with this. Peggy Bowden strode into my brain. I had researched 1950’s women and Peggy merged from their lives and suddenly she was with my agent and published by Bloodhound Books UK.”Sharon Thompson will be holding a book signing at Easons in Letterkenny Shopping Centre this Saturday, June 9th from 1-3pm. Ahead of this event, she reveals why she stayed silent on her novel’s main topic.Starting ‘The Abandoned’, Sharon had no idea Ireland would go where it has. Years ago, she was even told to stop writing the story, because it was felt that it would not sell in Ireland. She never thought she would get published, never mind be trying to talk about an Irish back-street abortionist, in her debut novel.As a Donegal author, Sharon expressed a wish to be respectful of the decisions people made when voting.She wanted to be understanding about the emotions people feel, explaining, “Although the country accepted the Amendment women will still be making huge decisions for themselves and their families, they will need understanding from the people around them. That will never change.“Of course, Peggy is fiction and there are many real stories out there. My novel is not to hurt, condemn or diminish anyone’s experiences, feelings or beliefs. I am glad the country voted in the numbers they did and the way that they did.”‘The Abandoned’ is described as a crime thriller and is about Peggy Bowden, a backstreet abortionist and brothel owner in 1950’s Dublin.The book centres around Peggy Bowden, who has not had an easy life. As a teenager, her mother was committed to an asylum and then a local priest forced her into an abusive marriage. But when her husband dies in an accident Peggy sees an opportunity to start again and trains as a midwife. In 1950s Dublin it is not easy for a woman to make a living and Peggy sees a chance to start a business and soon a lucrative maternity home is up and running.But when Peggy realizes that the lack of birth control is an issue for women, she uses their plight as a way to make more money. Very soon Peggy is on the wrong side of the law.What makes a woman decide to walk down a dark path? Can Peggy ever get back on the straight and narrow? Or will she have to pay for her crimes?Set against the backdrop of Ireland in the 1950’s The Abandoned tells the story of one woman’s fight for survival and her journey into the underbelly of a dangerous criminal world. Sharon Thompson has signed for a further two crime novels with her publisher and reviews are going well;“An engrossing story which is so hard to look back at and think that things like this really happened not that long ago. A superb debut.” Susan Hampson – Books From Dusk Till Dawn.“The perfect mix of Historical Fiction, Thriller, Suspense, and Crime. I’m excited to read more from Sharon Thompson.” Dash Fan Book Reviews.“Gripping, emotive, raw, and compelling are just some of the adjectives I could use to describe this stunning debut that will take your breath away.” Linda Green – Books Of All Kinds.Sharon said she would appreciate people making their own mind about her book. If you enjoy it as fiction, please leave her a review on Amazon or Goodreads and tell your friends about ‘The Abandoned’. It is available online and also is in First Chapter Super Valu in Carndonagh, Liber Bookshop Sligo, Farrens Newsagent Moville and both Eason bookshops in Letterkenny.Sharon said she wishes everyone well, following the emotional times of the last few months, and would love to meet people at her book signing on June the 9th.Donegal author reveals how Ireland was in turmoil over her debut novel’s main topic was last modified: May 31st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

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South African children to learn the art of coding

first_img3 November 2015International Computer Science Week takes place from 7 to 14 December in over 180 countries, and one of the activities planned for South Africa is the Hour of Code collaborative event.It is presented by the non-profit organisation, Africa Teen Geeks, and the Department of Science and Technology, as well as Unisa and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan, Stellenbosch, Free State and Western Cape universities.Hour of Code workshops will bring technology to over 20 000 children from disadvantaged areas, focusing specifically on teaching the basics of program coding. Coding is one of the fastest growing skillsets in the global information technology industry. The workshops will be held at the various universities, under the tutelage of computer science students and representatives from Africa Teen Geeks and the government department.They will not only offer participants a chance to learn and develop new skills, they will also be a big step in the right direction towards developing an efficient, competitive and responsive economy around science and technology infrastructure. These far-reaching objectives are in line with the National Development Plan Vision 2030, which aims to develop a skilled and capable workforce in all areas of industry to support an inclusive growth path for South Africa and its people. Hour of Code is a chance to develop a unique South African technology identity that can ably compete with the rest of the world.Are you ready for the Africa Teen Geeks Hour of Code 7-13 December Computer Science Education WeekTarget: 20000…Posted by Africa Teen Geeks on Monday, October 19, 2015Africa Teen Geeks is an African non-profit organisation that provides computer science training in schools and in underserved communities. In February, the organisation was one of the recipients of the Google Rise Awards; it received a grant towards promoting its efforts to increase access to computer science for young people.The organisation’s primary objective is to fill the gap where computer sciences are not taught as part of the school curriculum. It focuses on teaching schoolchildren how to use software and offers more insight into how new software ideas can be sparked, created and developed.“Computer science carries a stigma of being a very difficult subject, particularly among previously disadvantaged communities,” Lindiwe Mashinini, the chief executive and founder of Africa Teen Geeks, said in a statement announcing the event. “My desire is to do away with this perception, and get more and more young kids from rural areas and the townships pursuing careers in IT.”Over 20 000 kids aged 9-18 will be invited to Universities across South Africa where they will learn how to code. #CSEdWeek2015— Africa Teen Geeks (@africateengeeks) October 28, 2015In June 2015, Africa Teen Geeks held the Festival of Code hackathon with 100 pupils from around the country. But the Hour of Code promises to be a larger, more constructive workshop that will be able to expose more young people to the science of coding.“During the Festival of Code, the excitement and hunger to learn from the kids was something to behold. We definitely had to do this on a larger scale, hence the Computer Science Week,” Mashinini added.The Department of Science and Technology and the various universities involved echoed the sentiments of Africa Teen Geeks, pledging to support the initiative with an investment in teaching skills and tools, as well relooking at the focus of computer science in school curriculums.Applicants and volunteers for the Hour of Code workshops can visit the Africa Teen Geeks website and the Department of Science and Technology for more information or follow @hourofcodeSA on Twitter, following the hashtag #CSEdWeek2015.last_img read more

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What Does Technology Have to Do With Beauty and Wellness? More Than You Might Think

first_imgBrad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite Follow the Puck Tags:#Amazon#beauty#interview#Lyft#nu skin#tech#tech innovation#tech transformation#technology#Uber#wellness How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Technology is often viewed as the realm of software developers and smart home experts, but companies of every type benefit from technological advances. Some — like beauty and wellness — may not be obvious centers of tech transformation, but they’re home to some of the most unique applications of technology.For this reason, I interviewed Ryan Napierski, who currently serves as Nu Skin’s president and a member of Nu Skin’s executive committee. Prior to his current appointment, he served as president of global sales and operations, president of Nu Skin’s North Asia region, and president of Nu Skin Japan.1. In your Silicon Slopes interview, you described Nu Skin as both a human empowerment company and a technology company. Why do you use those terms, given that Nu Skin sells beauty products?I think there’s a misconception that a technology company has to sell software. Nu Skin offers a variety of beauty devices that were developed by our in-house scientist, who used innovative technology — but the real reason I call us a tech company is how we use it in our customer journey. Not long ago, I sat down with my customer experience team to map it all out. At every touchpoint of our customer experience, we use technology. How we acquire new customers, how we transact with them, how we communicate with them — it’s all driven by technology. It’s true, of course, that virtually every company today uses tech. The difference is that, for us, technology is a way to spread opportunity rather than take it away from people. 2. You mentioned that Nu Skin is using technology to spread opportunity rather than take it away. What do you mean by that? How does Nu Skin’s use of technology differ from, say, Uber’s?If you look at the majority of companies in the opportunity economy, you’ll see that they’re using people to improve their technology, rather than the other way around. I’ll use Uber and Lyft as examples. They’ve already stated in their long-term strategic direction documents that autonomous vehicles will be key to their success and scale. By replacing drivers with automation, they’re going to eliminate human opportunity from their value proposition. Now, you might think that’s not such a bad thing in the case of drivers. Driving is one of the most dangerous things we do on a daily basis, right? But take Mechanical Turk, which is Amazon’s gig economy play. Mechanical Turk uses independent contractors to teach machines to do basic, simple tasks, like sorting through pictures to help a machine learn to categorize them itself in the future. Amazon is doing this with many of the small- and medium-sized businesses on its platform, too. It uses its small business seller data to justify much larger investments in spaces it thinks it can win. It just announced a new initiative to create an Amazon clothing category, which will undoubtedly put a lot of the small- and medium-sized clothing companies on its platform out of business. Those things are essentially the inverse of what we’re doing. We look at the challenges our micro entrepreneurs face, and we ask, “How can we use technology to help them be more effective?” instead of looking at how technology can replace them.3. I can’t help but notice something about each of the companies you just mentioned: They were all founded during or after the 2000s tech boom. Nu Skin has been around since 1984. What role do you think that plays in Nu Skin’s technology strategy?I think it helps us see technology, and automation technology specifically, as a tool rather than a strategy in and of itself. When I joined the company 23 years ago as a 21-year-old working my way through school, I did so because I believed in its mission to empower people and improve lives all across the world. Fundamentally, that hasn’t changed. What’s changed is that I never would’ve imagined when I started that the gig economy would become as mainstream as it has. Essentially, it’s given us a new context for our mission. Companies like Amazon have never operated in a context other than the digital economy, so I think they struggle to zoom out sometimes. Because we have that context, we see the good and the bad of the technological revolution. We see how it’s improved our communication and our efficiency. We also see, however, how disruptive AI and machine learning are going to be — and, frankly, already are. We do business in nearly 50 markets, and we see in all of them that people are hungrier for opportunity than ever. For us, technology is just a better way to deliver that than we had when we were founded 35 years ago.4. Let’s look to the future now. What innovations can our readers expect to see next from Nu Skin? How might these move the beauty industry forward? The opportunity economy?In our latest long-term strategy, we shared a plan for sourcing our own sustainable ingredients to create a seed-to-solution process that’s better for the earth — and better for our customers. Nu Skin is partnering with Groviv, a sister company to Nu Skin and an automated controlled environment agriculture (CEA) company, that uses AI and world-class scientific rigor with patented technology that controls and adjusts the growing environment. This process provides consumers safe, effective, and traceable product ingredients while drastically reducing the land and water resources required to produce them.Sustainability has become a hot topic in the beauty industry, and it’s frankly overdue. Cosmetics require a lot of ingredients that are tough to source and produce. Through vertical integration, we can cut down on our costs and use fewer resources for production and transport. I think you’ll see more beauty companies trying that in the future.The other piece of this is our micro entrepreneurs. We know our customers are looking at labels. We know they care about sustainability. Making our products better for the planet arms our sales force with another differentiator to discuss with customers. It makes them feel good about what they’re selling.5. Lots of companies are trying to fit themselves into the tech and gig economy spaces right now. As a beauty company that’s done so, what’s your advice to them?I would say there are three main things to keep in mind as you look to fit yourself into the tech and gig economy space: 1. Keep your eye on macro trends. The more influencer marketing continues to grow with social commerce, the more critical it’s going to be for companies to help people build their personal brands. 2. Figure out how to connect with more customers. Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, Estée Lauder — all these beauty companies have powerful brands. They’re going to have to figure out how to transfer some of that credibility. They’re going to have to figure out how to connect with more customers socially. Not everyone can be Kylie Jenner, of course, but partnerships like that create an opportunity for brands as well as people. 3. Lastly, do what I did. Sit down with your team to map out where your company utilizes technology to benefit your business. Find areas that are strengths and areas that are a weak point, and then figure out how technology can improve that aspect of your business model — because it’s all driven by technology. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

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Bencic upsets Halep to reach Dubai semifinals; Kvitova wins

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting IAAF allows 21 more Russians to compete as neutrals Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic celebrates after defeating Romania’s Simona Halep in their quarterfinal match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Unseeded Belinda Bencic rallied to beat second-ranked Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 Thursday to reach the Dubai Championships semifinals.Bencic, who saved six match points in the previous round against Aryna Sabalenka, failed to capitalize on an early break in the first set but Halep continued to struggle with her serve and was broken seven times in total. Bencic broke for a 5-4 lead in the second and then raced out to a 3-0 lead in the decider, having won six games in a row. Halep, who was playing her ninth match in 13 days after reaching the final in Qatar last week, got one break back but Bencic broke again for a 5-2 lead before converting her third match point.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town “It was really difficult physically,” Halep said. “I was tired. After the second set, I felt like I’m getting cramping a little bit. It’s normal. I was sweating a lot. She played very well. In the end, she was a little bit stronger.”Second-seeded Petra Kvitova had no such problems, winning the last eight games to oust Viktoria Kuzmova 6-4, 6-0 to book her spot in the last four. Kvitova, the 2013 Dubai champion, needed just 62 minutes to wrap up the win. She will next face Su-wei Hsieh of Taiwan, who came from 5-1 down in the final set to beat fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 1-6, 7-5. It was the latest upset for Hsieh, who ousted Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIn the final quarterfinal, two-time defending champion Elina Svitolina of Ukraine defeated Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-2, 6-3 to set up a meeting with Bencic. It’s the fourth year in a row that Svitolina makes the semifinals in Dubai, although she had to come from a break down in each set to get past Suarez Navarro.Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic celebrates after defeating Romania’s Simona Halep in their quarterfinal match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili) Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Kings, NBA begin sex-assault inquiry into coach Luke Walton

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess John Havlicek, Boston Celtics great, dies at 79 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Walton’s attorney, Mark Baute, has called the allegations “baseless” and says the coach will prove that in court.The 31-year-old Tennant contends Walton attacked her when he was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, which was from 2014 to 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsTennant said she confided in people at the time but never filed charges because she was scared. Her lawyer, Garo Mardirossian, said because years had passed, he believed it would be difficult now to file a police report and put together a criminal case.Tennant said Walton continued to harass her after he became coach of the Lakers and she was working as a broadcaster in Los Angeles for Spectrum SportsNet and SportsNet LA. She now does a wellness podcast. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Tennant said she considered the 39-year-old Walton, the son of Hall of Famer Bill Walton, to be a longtime friend and mentor. The coach had written the foreword to a 2014 book she had written and she went to give him a copy while he was at a Santa Monica hotel during a Warriors road trip to Los Angeles.Tennant said Walton met her in the lobby and invited her to his room. After discussing the book, Tennant said Walton suddenly grabbed her, pinned her to the bed and forcibly kissed her. Tennant said that when she asked him to get off “he laughed at me.”Tennant said Walton relented and she started to leave the room when he grabbed her again and kissed her ears and neck. She said he finally stopped, laughed and said “good to see you” before she left.The Kings investigatory team will be led by Sue Ann Van Dermyden and Jennifer Doughty. Van Dermyden is founding partner of the Sacramento law firm Van Dermyden Maddux and an expert on employment law.Doughty is a veteran investigator and senior associate attorney at Van Dermyden Maddux.The NBA’s investigatory team will be led by Elizabeth Maringer, the senior vice president and assistant general counsel of Integrity and Investigations. Previously, Maringer served 12 years as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte FILE – In this Oct. 20, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton directs his team during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in Los Angeles. A person with direct knowledge of the agreement said Saturday, April 13, 2019, that Walton will become coach of the Sacramento Kings, just a day after parting ways with the Lakers following three losing seasons. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)The Sacramento Kings and the NBA began a joint investigation Thursday into allegations that coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted a woman.The Kings and the league said they will be looking into the accusations from a lawsuit filed this week in Los Angeles by former sportscaster Kelli Tennant.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View commentslast_img read more

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