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Team USA's Gabby Douglas claims sexual abuse by team doctor

Team USA's Gabby Douglas claims sexual abuse by team doctor

Sports
Another member of the US Olympic gymnastics team has come forward with sexual abuse claims against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. Gabby Douglas wrote in an Instagram post, "It would be like saying that because of the leotards we wore, it was our fault that we were abused by Larry Nassar. I didn't publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some things were extremely painful." Douglas, 21, is a three-time Olympic gold medalist who competed in 2012 and 2016. Earlier this month, Aly Raisman -- Douglas' teammate on the last two Olympic teams -- came forward alleging that Nassar had abused her. Prior to that, McKayla Maroney shared in an Instagram post that Nassar abused her from when she was 13. J...
Pittsburgh Steelers demote disgruntled Martavis Bryant to scout team

Pittsburgh Steelers demote disgruntled Martavis Bryant to scout team

Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant was demoted to the scout team on Wednesday and is expected to be inactive for Sunday night's game against the Detroit Lions. The 25-year-old Bryant told reporters Wednesday he is not playing Sunday. When asked why, Bryant said, "Social media." Bryant told reporters after Wednesday's practice he is frustrated. "I'm not going to hide how I feel," Bryant said. "What happened has happened. "If I'm not traded I'm going to work my butt off here, and whatever happens happens. You're not going to hear me complaining no more. I'm just going to be quiet and let everything fall into place." Bryant was targeted twice and caught one pass for 3 yards during last Sunday's 29-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. After the game on social media Sunday night, ...
Myanmar bear with giant tongue saved by veterinarian team

Myanmar bear with giant tongue saved by veterinarian team

World
Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A team of veterinarians traveled to Myanmar to perform surgery on a bear with a tongue so large, it dragged on the floor."I've worked with bears for over 10 years and I've never seen anything like it," said Heather Bacon of the University of Edinburgh's royal school of veterinary studies, according to the Guardian. "It's pretty astonishing."The bear's name is Nyan htoo and he had almost been captured by traffickers who would have sent him to China tobe killed for his gall bladder bile, which is in high demand there for use in traditional medicine. But fortunately for Nyan htoo, monks came to the rescue and took him to a monastery in rural Myanmar. His tongue, which weighed almost 7 pounds, was so large he had to rest his head against the side of his cage to support its wei...
TAB Capital strengthens senior management team

TAB Capital strengthens senior management team

Finance
BENGALURU: Digital lending non-banking financial company TAB Capital has announced three key leadership position appointments. The company has hired Rakesh Tailor as its credit head. Tailor has expertise in credit analysis and loan appraisal, amongst other aspects of banking. Prior to joining TAB Capital, he was associated with Vijaya Bank, SMEs and the corporate finance segment. Shashishekhar Hiremath has been brought on board to spearhead the product development, as the national head responsible for product development and execution of product and market-related strategies of the company. Hiremath has over two decades of experience holding various senior positions in banking in leading Indian private sector banks like ICICI, IDBI, HDFC, Kotak Mahindra, and Yes Bank, in the areas of p...
Heart transplant survivor runs half-marathon with her team of doctors

Heart transplant survivor runs half-marathon with her team of doctors

Health
Kristin Marx finished the Milwaukee Half-Marathon Sunday, surrounded by family, friends and her cardiac-care team. It was a huge accomplishment for Marx, 37, who said she'd come up with the "crazy idea" with her sister-in-law one day in July. "We thought, 'Hey, wouldn't it be fun to do a half-marathon.' It was kind of in a joking way and I wasn't sure if I wanted to commit to it because I have never run a half-marathon in my life," Marx said. It was also a huge deal because more than 16 years ago, Marx had been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and was in and out of the hospital in Wisconsin, desperately awaiting a heart transplant. Man overcomes paralysis to run half-marathon with his surgeon and the driver who hit him In 2000, Marx was a healthy, 20-year-old college sophomore at the Univ...