Tokyo 2020: Chairman of the Japanese Olympic Committee set to quit

(CNN)With less than 500 days until the Tokyo Olympics gets underway, Tsunekazu Takeda — president of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) — has announced he will step down from his position in June amid allegations of corruption over Tokyo’s successful bid to host the 2020 Games. Follow @cnnsport In a statement to CNN, the IOC said it respected Takeda’s decision, adding: “Our respect of this decision is even greater because he took this step to protect the Olympic Movement while the presumption of innocence, on which the IOC insists, continues to prevail.” French prosecutors are investigating two payments made to a Singapore-based company called “Black Tidings” in July and October 2013. READ: Japanese Olympic chief investigated for corruption READ: ‘Corruption …

Man Says Women Should Stop Complaining About Period Pain Unless They Know What A Scraped Knee Pain Feels Like, Gets Shut Down

Apparently, periods are small potatoes to other forms of bleeding – for example, a skinned knee. A guy took to Twitter to not only imply that women overreact about cramps, but also that when it came to pain nothing quite compares to scrapping your knee during a game. Well sir, in that case, can you imagine being a female athlete? In response to his ludicrous statement, women across the internet didn’t hesitate to put him in his place. This Twitter user received a heavy flow of backlash after he tweeted a comparison between period pain and a skinned knee Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: KylePlantEmoji pircesinha Peachy_RM Peachy_RM ess_phoenix zadidoll Rose_Embolism pircesinha Image …

What we know so far in the college admissions cheating scandal

(CNN)The massive college admissions scam is a harsh reminder that wealthy families can cheat their way to even greater privilege. And some say this scandal is just the tip of the iceberg. Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among the dozens of parents facing federal charges. Others charged include nine coaches at elite schools; two SAT/ACT administrators; an exam proctor; a college administrator; and a CEO who admitted he wanted to help the wealthiest families get their kids into elite colleges. How did this scheme work? It was all orchestrated by William Rick Singer, CEO of a college admissions prep company called The Key. Singer pleaded guilty to four charges Tuesday and admitted that everything a prosecutor accused him …

Sergio Agero puts Man City into semi-final after fightback against Swansea

Manchester City overturned a two-goal deficit to beat Swansea 3-2 as Sergio Ageros late winner put his side into the FA Cup semi-final Manchester City clambered back from two goals down to reach the FA Cup semi-finals after Sergio Agero jumped off the bench to head home a controversial winner and break Swansea hearts. Agero was marginally offside when he snatched victory two minutes from time, stooping to nodin Bernardo Silvas cross, but in the absence of the video assistant referee Pep Guardiolas side completed a stirring comeback to keep hopes of an unprecedented quadruple alive. The Premier League champions equaliser was equally contentious, with a soft penalty awarded for an alleged foul on Raheem Sterling. Ageros spot-kick smacked a …

Lori Loughlin appeared arrogant in court while Felicity Huffman looked more genuine, says sketch artist

Actor Lori Loughlin appears in this court sketch at a hearing for a racketeering case involving the allegedly fraudulent admission of children to elite universities, at a federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, Calif., March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mona Shafer Edwards  But according to Edwards, Loughlin, 54, managed to surprise her. “[They were] very, very different,” Edwards told the news site about the two women during their days in court. “Totally different attitude, expression and the way that the body was held.” Unlike Huffman, Loughlin had the luxury of negotiating her surrender and appeared in court with full hair and makeup done, along with a defiant look. While sitting, the “Fuller House” star had her arms crossed and they stayed that …

Labour pledges tougher online bet limits

According to the Gambling Commission, which regulates the industry, Britain has the largest regulated online gambling market in the world, generating £4.7bn for companies per year – and is expected to grow. The commission said there were no restrictions in online stakes, prizes or the speed of play. ‘I’ve gambled my compensation away’ The tricky issue of problem gambling ‘I worry about the next generation’ Ahead of his speech, Mr Watson said problem gambling should be treated “as a public health emergency”. “Whereas gambling in the offline world is highly regulated, the lack of controls on online gambling is leading to vulnerable consumers suffering huge losses,” he said. Online companies, he said, “have a responsibility to protect their customers from …

Phillies slugger broke TV with bat after teammates played Fortnite during game

In the midst of the Philadelphia Phillies late-season collapse in the 2018 campaign, Carlos Santana apparently provided the biggest hit in the teams clubhouse In the midst of the Philadelphia Phillies late-season collapse in the final two months of the 2018 campaign, Carlos Santana apparently provided the biggest hit in the teams clubhouse. As the Phillies young team lost 20 of their 28 games in September, after having had the best record in baseball in late July, the teams former first baseman who was traded to the Seattle Mariners in December reportedly discovered younger teammates playing video game Fortnite in the clubhouse during one game against rivals Atlanta. The 32-year-old veteran promptly slugged the television the players were using with …

Worlds No 1 bridge player suspended after failing a drugs test

Geir Helgemo, the worlds No 1 bridge player, has been suspended until 20 November after failing a drugs test The world No 1 bridge player has been suspended after failing a drugs test. Geir Helgemo, who is Norwegian but represents Monaco in bridge events, tested positive for synthetic testosterone and the female fertility drug clomifene at a World Bridge Series event in Orlando in September. After accepting he had breached anti-doping rules, Helgemo was suspended by the World Bridge Federation (WBF) until 20 November. He also had all titles, medals and points from the 2018 World Bridge Series revoked. Kari-Anne Opsal, president of the Norwegian Bridge Federation, said the drugs were not performance enhancing. In a statement on the federations …

Cheat. Bribe. Lie. Here’s how the college admissions scam allegedly worked

(CNN)The college admissions scheme revealed Tuesday is the largest of its kind ever prosecuted, federal prosecutors said, and features 50 defendants across six states, millions of dollars in illegally funneled funds and a handful of the country’s most selective universities. “One was to cheat on the SAT or ACT, and the other was to use his connections with Division I coaches and use bribes to get these parents’ kids into school with fake athletic credentials,” Lelling said at a press conference in Boston. A total of 50 people were charged in the case. Those arrested include two SAT/ACT administrators, one exam proctor, nine coaches at elite schools, one college administrator and 33 parents, according to Lelling. Here’s how the plan …

Grime music being ‘stifled’, MPs say

They called on the government to come up with new guidelines for police and local authorities, which would “ensure that urban music acts are not unfairly targeted”. As part of its investigation, the committee invited rapper ShaoDow to tell them about his experiences and he explained that he had faced frustrations when attempting to put on shows in London. “I had a venue cancel on me on the day that I was meant to go there,” he said. “I was booked for a performance in a club and called them ahead of time to say, ‘I am on my way’, and they said, ‘Oh, by the way, we were just listening to your music. You make hip-hop’. “I said, ‘Yes’, …

The 25 Winners Of The 2018 Drone Photo Contest Have Been Announced, And Their Images Are Breathtaking

SkyPixel sifts through thousands of aerial photographs to find the best drone pictures and award them with incredible prizes. This year’s grand prize winner In an interview with Bored Panda, Deryk Baumgärtner explained he thought he had no chance to be amongst the top participants of this competition, “It was an unbelievable feeling when I got the mail that I won the Grand Prize. Never thought that I had the slightest chance to be in the top100.” The German photographer added it was his first time entering the SkyPixel competition but he has been interested in aerial photography for many years, “I’ve been interested in aerial photography since the 1st DJI Phantom in 2013 came to the market. Today I …

Your Facebook Password Isnt Safe. Neither Is Your Android Phone

Tech news you can use, in two minutes or less: Change your Facebook password Facebook acknowledged a bug that caused hundreds of millions of user passwords (dating back to 2012) for both Facebook and Instagram to be stored as readable text internally. This basically means that thousands of Facebook employees could have searched for and found them. Facebook says they weren't accessible outside of the company, and that there's no evidence employees did in fact abuse or improperly access them. We say, change it anyway. Airbnb may be beloved by you, but not by local governments Our own Paris Martineau spoke to nearly two dozen city officials, hosts, and experts about their interactions with Airbnb, and the picture they painted …

Juventus beaten at Atletico to leave Ronaldo on brink of Champions League exit

(CNN)Cristiano Ronaldo was supposed to be the final piece in the Juventus Champions League winning jigsaw. Follow @cnnsport Only Sevilla (27) and Getafe (23) have conceded more goals to Ronaldo than Atletico Madrid. Yet, on a Wednesday night in Madrid, the city where he enjoyed such success with Real, he was unable to add to his career tally of 22 against the former neighbor. For Atletico Madrid, a team that has felt the full force of Ronaldo’s irrepressible scoring record during his time at Real, this 2-0 victory in the first leg of the last 16 tie was particularly sweet. Two second-half goals from Uruguayan defensive duo Jose Gimenez and Diego Godin secured the advantage for Diego Simeone’s side. READ: …

The story behind the Sala transfer flights

From the beginning of December through to a few days before the fatal crash, a succession of journeys were made between the UK and France by the various parties involved in the transfer deal. Football agent Willie McKay, who brokered the deal, has said he and his family arranged and paid for these flights. What do we know about these flights? A BBC Wales investigation has found the flights were conducted by three different companies or individuals. We understand that all were filed on flight plans as “general aviation” – therefore private, rather than commercial flights – and that none flew under an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) An AOC is a licence which charter companies obtain from the CAA – …

Lori Loughlin Once Said She Never Wanted Her Kids To ‘Pay The Price For’ Her Actions! – Perez Hilton

Lori Loughlin should really learn to take her own advice! As the Fuller House star has been indicted, along with her husband Mossimo Giannulli, for allegedly paying bribes totaling $500,000 to have both of their children — Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose — recruited for the University of Southern California’s crew team, despite not playing the sport, ironic old interviews of her talking about her kids have resurfaced. VOTE: Did Lori Loughlin’s Daughters Know About The Scam?? In one 2014 sit-down with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Loughlin described how she would never want her career choices to affect her family. She shared: “For me personally, I was always very thoughtful about projects that I chose for myself. I would say to myself, …

Kristina Vogel: Paralyzed cycling star turns to politics

(CNN)One year ago Kristina Vogel graced the famous Berlin Six Day cycling event with the powerful dominance of a two-time Olympic gold medalist. Vogel sustained life threatening injuries in a horrific training accident in Cottbus last June, colliding with a stationary cyclist at over 60kph.