USC knew of abuse by former men’s health doctor, report finds

first_img“We are aware of the lawsuit and are concerned by its allegations,” the University wrote in a statement. “We’re working to understand the facts of the allegations. We care deeply about our entire Trojan family, including our LGBTQ+ community, and take this matter very seriously. We will provide more information as it becomes available.” USC said that by implementing new campus health center training and protocols, students will see improvements with the Engemann Health Center. “USC takes all complaints seriously and has made sweeping changes to prevent all forms of misconduct on our campus, including the implementation of new protocols at the Student Health Center to ensure all complaints are investigated thoroughly,” the comment read. According to USC’s Change Progress Dashboard, a site that tracks University changes related to accountability, transparency and wellness, the Keck School of Medicine of USC is in the process of coordinating an external review of student health.  Allegations against Kelly surfaced in February when six male plaintiffs, all of whom identify as gay or bisexual, filed a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court against the former doctor and the University. They accused the University of ignoring complaints of unwanted touching, probing questions and harassment during medical exams. In February, USC released an official statement regarding the allegations, noting the University was aware of the ongoing suit. According to previous Daily Trojan reporting, Kelly personally initiated his resignation as the University’s only men’s sexual health doctor in last July, transferring to California State Northridge as a campus doctor. After the initial suit was filed, CSUN placed Kelly on paid administrative leave.  In a statement obtained by the Daily Trojan Thursday, USC says that the report’s claim that complaints regarding Kelly’s conduct went ignored is “misleading” and that USC followed up on the complaints it received.  “The notion that complaints were ignored is misleading,” the statement read. “USC followed up on the handful of complaints it received. Nearly every allegation in the lawsuit was anonymous, which makes it difficult to conduct an investigation.” Additionally, the Keck School and the Office of the Provost is in the beginning stages of establishing a President’s Culture Commission dedicated to establishing a “culture of care, concern, consultation and compliance” at USC. According to The Beacon Project report, however, only two of the five men who complained directly to the University heard back. Of those two men, one claims a University official told him his claim was too dated for proper investigation. The Beacon Project report details graphic accounts of alleged abuse at the hands of Kelly, including invasive examinations. At least five students complained directly to the University officials, including one student who had a one-on-one interview with USC’s health center director. USC said that many of the allegations brought to the University’s attention were anonymous, making them difficult to investigate. The Beacon Project is an Annenberg initiative aimed at reporting on the University. USC was aware of five sexual abuse complaints against former men’s health doctor Dennis Kelly, according to a report published in BuzzFeed News Thursday. The report also describes several specific interactions between the doctor and nearly 50 alleged victims. Since then, the University saw an increase in accusations — and The Beacon Project report published in BuzzFeed News found that the University knew about the abuse yet failed to take action.  Sasha Urban, the author of the The Beacon Project-BuzzFeed News report, is the former news editor of the Daily Trojan. Daily Trojan file photo CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that one student had a one-on-one interview with a former health center director, when the student spoke with the current health center director. The previous version also incorrectly mentioned only three of the five men who complained directly to USC heard back, with an additional man claiming a USC official told him his claim was too dated. Only two of the five men heard back, with one of the two citing this experience with a University official.last_img read more

No. 1 men’s volleyball overpowers UC Irvine

first_imgIn his pre-game interview, USC coach Bill Ferguson indicated that No. 7 UC Irvine’s mediocre record belied a team that was only a few minor lineup adjustments away from surging.On Wednesday night, his words would prove prophetic as the Anteaters (3-4, 1-2) competed valiantly for a stretch, until falling to the No. 1 USC men’s volleyball team in four sets, 25-16, 27-25, 27-29, 25-17.“It wasn’t the most well-played game, but I think we showed some grit and some mental toughness there, and that was really the theme of our talk after the game,” Ferguson said.Indeed, the Trojans (3-0, 3-0) scheduled a difficult opponent for their first match away from the Galen Center, but to deserve a No. 1 seed teams must win consistently regardless of the environment.Padding his early Player of the Year candidate credentials, senior opposite Murphy Troy registered 19 kills, 11 digs and two blocks. Aiding Troy was another perpetual stat-sheet stuffer in junior opposite hitter Tony Ciarelli, who chipped in with 17 kills, five blocks and five digs.“They were good the whole game, battled real well,” Ferguson said of his two star players. “Irvine was keying on both of those guys. However, a guy who really came in and did a phenomenal job was [senior opposite hitter] Tri Bourne.”Bourne entered for sophomore opposite hitter Maddison McKibbin two-thirds of the way through the second set, when the Trojans were trailing 23-19. He proceeded to amass eight kills and five digs over the duration of the match to solidify the Trojans’ offensive attack and propel them to a comeback in that crucial second set.A refrain among USC players before this game was that their focus could not waver and that any No. 1-ranked team will receive its opponent’s fiercest effort.When asked if his team followed through on its expressed mission, Ferguson quickly dispelled any notion that the Trojans took the Anteaters lightly. Instead, he attributed poor execution and unforced errors to many of their woes.“We’ll never overlook [Irvine],” Ferguson said. “They’re too good. They played well, and after the end of the first set it was really close.”Undoubtedly, the Trojans’ resilience was tested for the first time all season in this game, and if this team demonstrates similar resolve in future matches, the Trojans may have the mettle to excel in the long haul.“I’m most proud of the fact that we turned the game right around in the fourth set, and really steadied out and did our thing,” Ferguson said. “We made plays like we did in the first set.”last_img read more

Lottoland appoints Laura Pearson as Head of Corporate Affairs

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Mansion orders Playtech sports betting upgrade for casino properties June 5, 2020 Laura PearsonGibraltar-based online lottery operator Lottoland, has confirmed the appointment of Laura Pearson as its new Head of Corporate Affairs.Pearson joins Lottoland from UK National Lottery operator Camelot, where she held the position of Head of Corporate Affairs for Camelot Global heading up the firm’s international communications strategy and PR planning.Joining Lottoland’s executive team, Pearson will be charged with leading the lottery operator’s internal corporate communications and external stakeholder strategies.Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell commented on the appointment of Pearson:  “We’re delighted to welcome Laura on board to lead our corporate affairs team, and have no doubt she will be an invaluable addition to our organisation.“Our ever-expanding lottery betting offer continues to entice new waves of customers and brings with it new challenges. As such it is crucial we employ top talent to ensure success across the board. Laura will help us do just that.”Pearson backed Birrell statement, on joining Lottoland “Lottoland’s UK and its global operations are a fascinating example of innovation within the betting industry, and I am really looking forward to joining. It’s an exciting time for Lottoland and I am looking forward to helping the business continue this growth throughout 2017 and beyond.” Share Liverpool FC in agency dispute over £15m BetVictor sponsorship June 9, 2020 Submit BetVictor terminates its Isthmian amateur football profile April 15, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Dodgers fall to New York Mets as Clayton Kershaw stung by lack of run support

first_img“It felt all right,” Kershaw said. “It took a while to settle in and I was pretty erratic early, but I was able to get out of that and started feeling better toward the middle innings.“I’d like to go eight or nine, but this was better than six I guess. Seven is kind of the low benchmark for me. Eight is what I want to shoot for as a starter. That gives your bullpen the night off.”Pedro Baez pitched a perfect eighth inning with his 98-mph heat, but the lack of run support forced the Dodgers to bring in closer Kenley Jansen in a non-save situation in the ninth.Jansen gave up a bloop double to Lucas Duda, then mishandled a comebacker by Wilmer Flores to put runners at first and third. Jansen then gave up a booming sacrifice fly to Kevin Plawecki to push across the decisive run.VIDEO: Watch Kenley Jansen reflect on taking the loss in the ninth“This loss don’t mean anything,” Jansen said. “I did my job today. I can’t beat myself up. I made the pitches I needed to make. I gave up a bloop hit, another bloop hit and a sacrifice fly. I did everything I could.“It just didn’t go our way today. We got a really good team, and we can beat any of those guys. It’s a long season, we’re still in first place and we can’t let this bother us.”Another quality Kershaw outing went for naught. The Dodgers have won only eight of his 16 starts this season.Kershaw had allowed just one run with five hits in seven innings. His only letdown came in the fourth inning with a leadoff double to John Mayberry Jr. and an RBI single by Flores, who had two of the Mets’ five hits.Kershaw seemed to get stronger as the game went on, recording four of his seven strikeouts in the final two innings to give him 147 for the season, overtaking Cleveland’s Corey Kluber and Chris Sale for the major league lead.Kershaw walked two batters, both in the first inning. That was the first time he had done that since June 15, 2013 at Pittsburgh.Kershaw particularly abused Duda, striking him out with a pair of 74-mph curveballs in the first inning and getting a popup on a 73-mph curve in the fourth.But it was the same old story for Kershaw. This time, the Dodgers’ offense could not solve Syndergaard, who matched Kershaw with six strong innings. He allowed two hits, struck out six and walked two.VIDEO: Watch Dodgers manager Don Mattingly reflect on the performances of Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen“Their guy was good, but Clayton was very good for us tonight and gave us every chance to win,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “That was the first time we saw their guy live, and he was impressive.”Hansel Robles struck out two in a pair of scoreless innings of relief for the Mets, and Jeurys Familia closed it out in the ninth for his 22nd save in 24 chances.Kershaw remained winless since beating St. Louis on June 6, a span of five starts. Aside from Gonzalez’s homer in the second inning — his 14th of the season — the Dodgers had two golden scoring opportunities to get Kershaw some runs.Justin Turner hit a leadoff double to start the fourth and took third on Gonzalez’s heads-up grounder to the right side. But Yasiel Puig was robbed at first base by Duda, and Andre Ethier then hit a line drive directly to Mayberry in left field to end the threat.The Dodgers also mounted a rally in the sixth inning, spearheaded by Howie Kendrick’s steal of second base. It was the Dodgers’ first steal since June 7, ending a franchise-record drought of 23 games. It was the longest spell in the majors since the Cardinals had a 33-game drought in 2011.But with runners at first and second and one out, Gonzalez blistered a liner that was caught in center field, and Puig struck out on a 3-2 pitch.Kershaw entered the game 5-0 with a 1.62 ERA in seven career starts against the Mets, including a 3-0 mark with a 0.39 ERA at Dodger Stadium. It was the first time the Dodgers lost to the Mets with Kershaw on the mound. True to form, neither flailing offense got much going and it turned into a bullpen game in the Mets’ 2-1 victory over the Dodgers before a capacity crowd of 52,570. Despite the loss, the Dodgers maintained a three-game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the National League West.VIDEO: Watch Clayton Kershaw reflect on hard-luck loss“It never feels good to lose in a game you pitched in,” Kershaw said. “I don’t know if ‘frustrated,’ but it’s definitely not as fun. The mood in here is not as strong when you lose.“I’ve just got to grind it out and get a win.”Kershaw allowed just one run through seven innings, with seven strikeouts. But the Dodgers supplied him with just one run — on Adrian Gonzalez’s home run to dead center — and Kershaw left for a pinch-hitter in the seventh with the score tied 1-1, having thrown 102 pitches. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img It can start to mess with a pitcher’s psyche.The lack of run support can be maddening. It can distort performance and magnify mistakes, pushing the margin of error down to zero.Just ask Clayton Kershaw, who had lost three consecutive games for the first time in his major league career despite a 3.15 ERA, a .219 opponents’ batting average and a 28-3 strikeout-to-walk ratio in those three starts.With the pitching-rich New York Mets in town on Friday to open a three-game series, Kershaw hunkered down for another anticipated pitching duel with young right-hander Noah Syndergaard.last_img read more

B&H Center Jusuf Nurkić Among 20 Best Young Basketball Players in the World

first_imgJusuf Nurkić, member of the B&H basketball team and member of Cedevita in Zagreb, was listed among the 30 best young basketball players in the world by basketball portal Draft Express.Nurkić is among the players who could be found this year on the junior draft of the NBA league. Draft Express portal said ranked this B&H player in the first round of the 30 players who will be chosen by the best basketball clubs in the world.‘’It will be difficult for me to make it to the draft this year, but my agent worries about that. My job is only to do what I love. I am focused on Cedevita and its success’’, said Nurkić for has been the case up to now, most of the players in the draft will be from the US Basketball College League.Many scouts, managers, trainers and journalists believe that this year’s draft will be the most spectacular so far with regard to the quality of the players who will enter the NBA.Video: read more

Great Acknowledgement: Emir Spahić Best Stopper in the World in 2015

first_imgEmir Spahić, until recently the captain of BH National Football Team A, was declared the best stopper in the world in 2015!In short, this is a description of what the defender of Bayer Leverkusen did in the first three months of this year.Spahić truly excels in 2015 and is playing the best season of his career. He won the award of the CIES Football Observatory (Swiss research institute which deals with football statistics and is recognized by FIFA), who classified him in the first place of the best central defenders.The review covered only players who have played at least two-thirds of minutes for their club in 2015.Lionel Messi is at the top of the best strikers in the current year, and his biggest rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, on the same list occupies the 29th position, while his teammates Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are on the 35th and 37th place, which best reflects the crisis of results in Real Madrid.CIES Football Observatory made the list for five positions on the team. Spahić leads the best stoppers, while Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) is the best side player. Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund) has the best ratings of all the players at the position of the central/defensive midfielder, and among the 15 best is one player from our national team – Miralem Pjanić (Roma) who occupies the 14th place.Eden Hazard (Chelsea) is the best attacking midfielder, while the list of attackers is led by Messi (Barcelona).(Source: read more

Fraser Valley Three-peats Female Midget AAA

first_imgThe Fraser Valley Phantom made it a Female Midget AAA Champion Three-peat by sweeping the Thompson/Okanagan Rockets in the best-of-three league final Saturday in Langley. The Phantom will now advance to the 2014 Esso Cup, April 20 – 23 in Stoney Creek, Ontario.Chelsea Wilson and Kaely McMurty scored singles in Fraser Valley’s 2-0 win Friday to open the series. Saturday, Kirsten Martin scored the only goal as the Phantom pulled out the narrow 1-0 victory.Valencia Yordanov and Rachel Fontinha each posted shutouts for Fraser Valley.Fraser Valley defeated West Coast Avalanche in three games to advance to the final while the Rockets edged out Northern Cougars, also in three games.The Avs got past Kootenay Wildcats in two games in quarter final playoff action. The Cats, 6-19-5, finished the regular season in fifth place in the six-team league.The Female Midget AAA League was initiated in the 2007-2008 season in response to the membership’s desire to provide an opportunity for elite female hockey players to come together on zone teams to challenge other elite Female Midget teams. Since its inception, the FMAAA league has had over 50 players go on to play at post-secondary institutions in Canada and the United States.last_img read more

No. 8 Privateers Win Semifinal Rematch Against No. 4 HBU 6-1

first_imgLed by a continuing strong outing from Kyle Arjona on the mound, UNO retired the Huskies from the sixth to the eighth to take its five-run lead into the final frame. Arjona tossed eight strikeouts, allowed five hits and one earned run on 104 innings of work. He remained in the game to finish out his complete game and secure the 6-1 win.BSB: Arjona threw not only his first CG, but the first for any @Privateers_BSB pitcher this season. #SwordsUp #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 26, 2018 Box Score | ESPN+ Replay | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – With first pitch coming less than 12 hours after the conclusion last night’s extra-inning contest, the No. 8 Privateers needed no bonus baseball to secure their spot in tonight’s championship game. New Orleans dominated from start to finish in a 6-1 victory over No. 4 Houston Baptist. Two innings later, Owen Magee capped a 13-pitch battle with a solo bomb over the left field wall at the bottom of the third. That was enough to end Cameron Copeland’s day on the mound after giving up five hits and three earned runs in just over two innings of work. He made way for right-hander Brady Batten with no outs and no runners on in the bottom of the second and the Privateers up 3-0. Howard managed to steal second then score on an RBI from Jay Robinson with two outs and the eight seed would take a 4-0 lead into the fourth. The Privateers scored first at the bottom of the first when a Pearce Howard RBI double deep to right center scored Collin Morrill. Orynn Veillon was walked on the next at-bat, after which Beau Bratton sent a sac fly to left field, bringing Owen Magee home for a 2-0 lead with one out.BSB: MORE MAGEE! RBI single in bottom 4th scored D. Morrill. 5-0 Privateers over HBU. #SwordsUp #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 26, 2018 Owen Magee was 3-of-5 at the plate for UNO with two runs scored and two RBIs, plus his solo homer.center_img After another quick retiring of the Huskies’ side, UNO continued to pile on the runs with two more at the bottom of the fourth for a 6-0 lead. HBU finally answered atop the fifth with a solo Jake Pulcheon homer to left field on his first swing, making it a 6-1 game with no outs. The Privateers will take on No. 3 Northwestern State tonight at 6 p.m. on ESPN+ in a winner-take-all championship game. Led by a masterful outing from junior Kyle Arjona and a dozen hits scattered throughout eight batters, the Privateers left no doubt in the double-elimination rematch after last night’s loss.last_img read more

Jackson Martínez meditates hanging his boots at the end of the season

first_imgJackson was the great signing of Atlético in the summer of 2015, for just over 37 million euros. But he never adapted to the rojiblanco style and problems with injuries ended up pushing him away. In February 2016, he was packing again for China. He joined the ranks of the Guangzhou Evergrande but there he could not be the shadow of the lethal striker he became, again afflicted by physical problems. Jackson Martínez meditates on ending his sports career. The 33-year-old Colombian striker is currently active in Portuguese Portimonense, where he had regained feelings last season. In recent times, ankle problems have been chasing him. It happened to him at Atlético and later in China, where he could not exhibit his Porto level either due to joint problems. Portimonense returned him to Europe and in Portugal, last season, he once again felt like a footballer and useful for a modest team. He finished as the top scorer of the set with nine goals in 28 games, but until the emergence of the coronavirus, his feelings were not those of last season. “I have to think about my health. I cannot be wrong. I know that I am not one hundred percent to give what I would like. I will think about everything until the end of the season,” he explained a few days ago in an interview on Sport TV. From Portugal. Now it is O Jogo who gives more details of his future. According to the Portuguese newspaper, the striker would be seriously considering the possibility of leaving football at the end of the current season, already having on the table the option of going to work for Portimonense in some way.Jackson feels that he is not physically at his best again and that this would be influencing his records. He had only scored three goals in 18 games until the break. According to O Jogo, the striker and his family have adapted very well to their life in the Algarve, very integrated, and that is why it would be appreciated to maintain their residence there.last_img read more

PISLM meeting concludes on high note

first_img…Guyana to craft land policyThe Partnership Initiative for Sustainable Land Management (PISLM) convened its third high-level session of sustainable land management in the Caribbean last week and according to members of the delegation, the meeting was fruitful and encouraging.The delegation of Caribbean representatives led by the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon (centre front row) at Thursday’s meetingThis was the position shared by representatives of the 10 participating Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) on Friday, during a press conference at the Marriott Hotel.Chairman of the PISLM Task Force and Commissioner of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission, Trevor Benn explained that a number of recommendations and decisions were taken by the delegation, which featured persons from Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Guyana, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname.He noted that much of Guyana’s input would be aligned to the Green State Development Strategy, but there were plans to craft a national land policy.Benn related, “When it comes to the issue of sustainable land management, we are taking a number of steps, including for the first time in Guyana, we are going to be having a national land policy. We’re working on a national land policy, revising all of our land use plans. We are trying to make them more descriptive than prescriptive.”In his remarks, Jamaica’s Local Government and Community Development Minister, Desmond Mc Kenzie noted this region was prone to natural disasters and as such, proper land management was critical, especially in the heights of climate change.“The discussion centred on the Region and the Region’s response to critical areas. The areas of discussion involving lands speak to a much broader picture than just the question of lands because most of the Region is prone to natural disasters,” Mc Kenzie told media operatives.Agriculture and Lands Minister of Grenada, Yolande Bain-Horsford concentrated on the fact that her country was ahead in land management and soil degradation.“We have started a project in soil mapping and soil fertility. We are moving in the right direction. Also, we have a land policy and we’re also looking at a land bank project,” said the Grenadian Minister.Local Minister of State, Joseph Harmon had related on Thursday during his feature address that the Caribbean Community was on a developmental trajectory and many foreign territories were seeking the Region’s input in important environmental issues.According to him, achieving land degradation neutrality will improve livelihood and contribute to food security in these countries.Harmon said, “It is because of the importance which the world sees in what is happening in this region that they have identified and will continue to identify people from this region to speak on these important issues of land and climate in the world.“Guyana, as well as other Caribbean SIDS, has made substantial progress in these areas stated above and High-Level Meetings of this nature ensure that work continues with strong political support and policy directives,” he added.Some of the other areas discussed included soil care, the collaboration with Caricom on this partnership, support from the Region and the land degradation neutrality project. This provided a medium for the exchange of ideas and the formulating of actions from these decisions to better land management in these Caribbean states.Ambassador Troy Hollingsworth of the Foreign Affairs Ministry also used the opportunity to share his thoughts, noting that: “Poverty, achieving food security, reversing inequality and achieving gender equality all find solutions for health with respect to how we utilise the land. I believe it is important that we develop the approaches and integrated policies that will reinforce and accelerate progress.”Earlier this week, PISLM had organised a workshop for United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) national focal points from Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Haiti, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre in Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown with the aim of setting the agenda for these sustainable land management discussions.last_img read more