US Olympic gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to child porn charges

first_imgView comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend In exchange for pleading guilty to those three counts, the court dropped federal criminal charges that Nassar molested four athletes, one as young as 11 at the time, on two occasions while he worked with their teams.READ: USA gymnastics president resigns amid sex abuse scandalAccording to Acting US Attorney Andrew Birge, who prosecuted the case, the four women supported the plea agreement, in which the government accepted not to further prosecute their specific assault charges.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’It was the first federal sexual assault case to be heard against Nassar. The court said Nassar could still be tried on other possible allegations of sexual abuse.In addition, he faces sexual assault charges and civil lawsuits in Michigan and California in complaints involving more than 100 women who say he abused them. LATEST STORIES “With Dr. Nassar’s admissions of guilt on federal charges today, victims and the public can be assured that a day of reckoning is indeed in Dr. Nassar’s future,” Birge said.“Those who exploit children will be found out and they will be held accountable.”Nassar served as the US gymnastics team’s doctor through four Olympic Games.In a week of hearings in late June, witnesses testified that Nassar, using his position as a team doctor, molested and penetrated girls with his fingers under the guise of providing medical care.“He convinced these girls that this was some type of legitimate treatment,” the prosecutor said.ADVERTISEMENT LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation “Why would they question this gymnastics god?”The case cast a dark shadow on the country’s vaunted youth gymnastics program, which has produced a steady number of world and Olympic champions.The US Olympic Committee, USA Gymnastics, and some of the country’s most prominent gymnastic clubs known for training Olympic champions, have been sued for allegedly hiding and protecting sexual abusers, including Nassar.Also sued is Michigan State University, where coaches and trainers were allegedly told about Nassar’s abuse as early as 1999 but took no action. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano CJ Perez powers Pirates Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar (left) confers with defense attorney Matt Newberg in this June 23, 2017, file photo. AFPWASHINGTON, United States — A former US Olympic gymnastics team doctor accused of molesting more than 100 female athletes pleaded guilty Tuesday to three charges of child pornography, avoiding tougher sexual assault charges in the first case to be heard against him.A Michigan federal court said Larry Nassar, 53, a doctor for USA Gymnastics from 1996 to 2015, faces a maximum 20 years in prison for each of the pornography charges.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Gionee S10 with dual front and rear cameras launched in China: Price, specs and more

first_imgThe Gionee S10, which comes with a grand total of four cameras has been launched in China. The USP of the newly announced Gionee S10 is its camera set up. The smartphone features dual cameras at both the front and back. With this, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has set a benchmark by being the first ever handset with a dual camera set up at both sides.The Gionee S10 is the successor of the previously announced Gionee S9 and has been announced in three variants – S10, S10B and S10C. All the three variants differ in almost all aspects. Reports are also such that S10 and S10C will be available in China starting June 9. While the third variant, S10B will be available from today itself. Gionee S10The key highlight of the Gionee S10 is its optics set up. The smarrtphone comes with dual cameras at the rear and front panel. This out-of-the-box feature makes it the first ever device to sport such a camera set up. On the back, the Gionee S10 will feature a combination of 16-megapixel and an 8-megapixel sensor camera set up, while on the front, the device comes with a 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensor camera set up. The rear camera also comes packed with 6P lens and f/1.8 aperture.Also Read: Gionee’s A1, A1 Plus phones come with big batteries and big selfie camerasIn terms of other specifications, Gionee S10 sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) In-Cell display and runs on Amigo 4.0 operating system. The newly launched smartphone derives its’ power from a MediaTek Helio P25 processor which is further coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Further, Gionee S10 is backed by a 3450mAh battery, which is said to deliver a much bettery battery life when compared to last year’s Gionee S9. As per the pricing details, Gionee S10 will be available at a price tag of CNY 2,599, which is rough around Rs 24,400.advertisementGionee S10BThe second variant of the phone, dubbed Gionee S10B comes with dual cameras at the back, which includes 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors, while on the front, the smartphone packs a 16-megapixel sensor. In terms of specifications, Gionee S10 sports a 5.5-inch full-HD display and runs on Amigo 4.0 operating system like the Gionee S10. Further the smartphone is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 processor which comes coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage memory. Gionee S10 juices its power from a massive 3700mAh battery. As per the pricing, the Gionee S10B is priced at CNY 2,199, which is roughly estimated around Rs. 20,700. As mentioned earlier, the new Gionee S10B is available for buying starting today. Gionee S10CComing to the third variant – Gionee S10C comes with a single camera module. It includes 16-megapixel sensor at the rear, while fits a 13-megapixel sensor at the front. The smartphone further runs on Amigo 4.0 operating system, and sport a 5.2-inch HD display. Further, the Gionee S10C is powered by a Snapdragon 427 processor which is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage memory and a 3100mAh battery. As per the pricing details, the Gionee S10C is the cheapest of all the three variants, and is priced at CNY 1,599, roughly Rs. 15,000.last_img read more

Thunder Take Knicks Apart, 105-78

first_imgOKLAHOMA CITY — The crowd roared when Russell Westbrook was introduced, and he gave Thunder fans what they had been anticipating for a month.Oklahoma City’s point guard scored 32 points in his first game back from a broken right hand, and the Thunder rolled past the Knicks 105-78 on Nov. 28.Westbrook was injured in the second game of the season and hadn’t played since. He returned in grand fashion, making 12 of 17 shots, including 3 of 4 3-pointers, and adding eight assists and seven rebounds in just 23 minutes before checking out late in the third quarter because the Thunder were in control.“It was exciting, man,” he said. “I’m just blessed to be able to go out and play the game I love to play, especially with my teammates. The crowd was great, the energy was high. So it was fun to be out there.”He said his conditioning was good, but not great. “The crowd helped me out,” he said. “I’ll fight through it. Just keep going and keep going, and hopefully, somebody calls a timeout.”Knicks coach Derek Fisher, a former Thunder point guard who has played with and against Westbrook, saw what he expected from the three-time All-Star.“I think that’s the way Russell plays no matter what the situation is,” Fisher said. “First game or 80th game, he’s going to play with a lot of energy, intensity and passion. He was great tonight, but they were a better team than us tonight.”Amare Stoudemire had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Knicks, who shot 39 percent from the field and scored a season-low point total in their third straight loss. Carmelo Anthony, a Top 10 scorer in the league, missed his second straight game with back spasms. He said before the game he was unsure when he would return.Serge Ibaka scored 14 points and Jeremy Lamb added 13 points for the Thunder, who won consecutive games for the first time this season. Reigning MVP Kevin Durant still hasn’t returned from a broken bone in his right foot, but he has been practicing.Westbrook had 10 points and four assists in the first 7:13 to give the Thunder a 21-5 lead. After the second of back-to-back 3-pointers, he motioned like he was putting a gun back into a holster. By the time he took a break with 3:33 left in the first quarter, he had 14 points on 6-for-7 shooting and had four assists.The Thunder continued to roll. Lamb came off the bench for Westbrook and scored 11 points during a 15-3 run that gave Oklahoma City a 40-13 lead.Westbrook returned and he stayed hot. He had 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the first half to help the Thunder take a 59-33 lead at halftime.Westbrook’s lob to Andre Roberson for an alley-oop dunk put the Thunder ahead 67-40 in the third quarter, and Oklahoma City cruised from there. The Thunder’s largest lead was 37 points.“It wasn’t just Russell,” Fisher said. “Overall they were at a higher rate than us. The energy was higher, and we just couldn’t meet it.”(CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more