3 dividend stocks I’d buy before 2021

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Enter Your Email Address Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… 3 dividend stocks I’d buy before 2021 Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img You don’t need me to tell you that 2020 has been a difficult year for holders of dividend stocks. Due to a swathe of suspensions and cuts, many income investors have suffered reduced cash streams from their portfolios. Equally, those pursuing dividend reinvestment strategies have had opportunities to buy more shares at cheap prices snatched from them.However, looking ahead, a number of companies have reset their dividends for sustainable annual growth. With attractive yields — due to current lower share prices — adding to the improved visibility on their future payouts, here are three dividend stocks I’d buy before 2021.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Dividend dynamoRegulator Ofwat has set a tougher pricing regime for the new five-year regulatory period (2020-25) for water companies. It’s also increased performance targets. However, United Utilities (LSE: UU) is confident it can continue its record of earning additional returns from cost efficiencies and beating the regulator’s performance targets.UU’s board has set a new dividend policy. This is for annual increases in line with consumer price index inflation, including housing costs (CPIH). Dividend growth is expected to be lower than under its previous policy of increases at least in line with retail price index inflation (RPI). But I believe UU remains an attractive dividend stock for its relatively predictable earnings and dividends.Buyers of the stock today will pick up this year’s interim dividend, as the ex-dividend date is 17 December. And City analysts’ forecasts for the full-year payout give a sector-leading yield of 4.6%.Dividend stock #2Under a new chief executive, insurer Aviva (LSE: AV) is pursuing a strategy of simplification. It’s focusing on its market-leading businesses in the UK, Ireland and Canada. And it’s just set a new dividend policy based on the cash flows from these businesses.As with UU, buyers of AV stock today will bag this year’s interim dividend. The ex-dividend date is 10 December. The board’s also told us the level of the final dividend it expects to pay. Investors can look forward to a juicy yield of 6.3% on the full-year payout. The board expects the dividend to be sustainable and resilient in times of stress. And to grow by low to mid-single digits over time.As an added bonus, the company’s in the process of selling non-core businesses, and pledged to return excess capital to shareholders. In other words, special dividends, or value-enhancing share buybacks, are on the cards.Dividend stock #3My third pick is gold miner Centamin (LSE: CEY). It has a history of generating cash and paying dividends, although operations and production have been somewhat erratic at times.However, this should improve after recent changes in both the boardroom and at the operational management level. The new team is very much focused on investing for operating stability and consistency. It’s positioning its world-class Sukari mine in Egypt to reliably produce 450,000-500,000 ounces of gold per annum.The board intends to distribute at least $104m in total dividends this year and at least $105m in 2021. The company’s already paid this year’s interim dividend ($69m gross), so the final will be lower. However, a $105m payout next year equates to a yield of 5.6% at current exchange rates. As such, CEY is another dividend stock I’d be happy to buy before 2021. Image source: Getty Images There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. G A Chester | Thursday, 3rd December, 2020 | More on: AV CEY UU See all posts by G A Chesterlast_img read more

Rugby World and Game Changer Sports announce Rugby Innovation Summit

first_imgRugby World, the world’s best-selling Rugby magazine and Game Changer Sports, a leading sport innovation network, have joined forces to launch The Rugby Innovation Summit, a unique rugby event carefully designed to optimise performance, reduce injury and boost participation across all levels of the game.The Rugby Innovation Summit 2016 takes place at Twickenham Stoop Stadium, London, on 24th and 25th May 2016 and is truly the first event of its kind. Over two days the event combines content-rich presentations with injury specific medical seminars, live performance testing alongside a Home Nations International Mixed Touch Tournament.Leading figures from the world of Rugby, Contact Sports, Medicine and Sports Science will be in attendance and speakers include: LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Dave Alred, Elite Performance Coach, Performing Under PressureMike England, Director RFU Injured Players’ Foundation, RFUStephen Aboud, Head of Technical Direction, IRFUDaniel Tobin, Head of Fitness, Leinster RugbyDr Wayne Viljoen, Head of Rugby Safety, SARUMike Friday, Head Coach, USA 7sBill Burgos, Head of Strength & Conditioning, Orlando MagicRachel Brown, Player Welfare Manager, RFU Mark Bennett, Head of Performance, Bristol RugbyMatt Johnson, Head of Innovation, Leicester TigersMark Atkinson, Academy Performance Manager, Bath RugbyMike Loosemore, Chief Medical Officer, GB Boxingcenter_img Peter White, Head of Sponsorship & Commercial Partnerships for Rugby World says: “Rugby is one of the fastest growing team sports in the world with many new participants inspired to take part following Rugby World Cup 2015. Rugby World reaches elite players, coaches and grass roots players and is therefore perfectly placed to promote key innovations in rugby and amplify Game Changer Sports’ grass roots initiatives to players and coaches at all levels. Through this partnership we hope to increase participation and lengthen careers from grass roots to elite level.” Luke James, Co-Founder & CEO of Game Changer Sports says: “We are delighted to partner with Rugby World magazine. They completely bought into and shared our values and objectives in reducing injury and increasing performance from Day 1. Their involvement elevates the event to a global audience and creates a platform for continual improvement and positive change across every level of the game. As part of the Rugby World Cup 2015 legacy it is absolutely critical to have our safety heads on and ensure we uphold the reputation of rugby union, inviting new players into the game and ensuring we retain as many current players as possible. The role and application of technology, particularly at the grass roots level is going to be critical to its success.”last_img read more

Public Safety Academy – Application Deadline Approaching

first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Previous articleHouse of Cards renewed for season 5, showrunner exitsNext articleSala’s Hawaiian Slurp Shack Now Open Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The City of Apopka is now accepting applications for the 2016 Apopka Citizen Public Safety Academy.  This popular program will host twenty to twenty-five individuals and starts on February 25, 2016.The classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for eight weeks.This is a great opportunity for members of the community to learn more about the Apopka Police Department and the Apopka Fire Department.The Apopka Citizen Public Safety Academy application can be picked up at the Police Department.  Interested parties can email [email protected] to request an application via email.You can download an application using this link. Apopka Citizen Public Safety Academy ApplicationApplicants must provide a notarized Affidavit of Good Moral Character and a signed the Volunteer Waiver.The completed application must be returned to the Apopka Police Department, 112 East Sixth Street.  The front desk is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.The application deadline is next Friday, February 5th.If anyone has any questions, please contact Officer Cynthia Hall, at 407-703-1771 ext. 245 Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Prospecting €œabsolute antithesis€ of integrated fundraising, says Ruderham

first_imgProspecting €œabsolute antithesis€ of integrated fundraising, says Ruderham  36 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The new trend in ‘prospecting’ by charities to sign-up supporters to campaigns is the absolute antithesis of integrated fundraising, delegates heard at the Institute of Fundraising Convention yesterday.Ruth Ruderham, head of supporter development at Friends of the Earth said that charity prospectors approach members of the public – on the street, door to door and at events – to ask them whether they would be prepared to volunteer, lend their weight to campaigns, or make gifts. Bank details are not taken, but contact details are.Follow-up phone calls then aim to turn the signee into a donor. Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img In answer to a question from the floor, Ruderham said that she was so anti prospecting because it’s not genuinely about campaigning. Citing her own example, she said that after signing up to a prospecting campaign, she had been called three times in six months to ask her to become a donor, but in none of the calls was the original campaign mentioned.Ruderham told delegates: This is a short-term tactic and will be succesful immediately, but it will spread to donor fatigue. It will exhaust and disenchant donors across the board.Conversely, integrating fundraising will give people the advantage over others who are being less honest, she said. It is time to use skills more broadly and with more integrity and with fewer gimmicks.Ruderham gave examples of how Friends of the Earth is integrating its fundraising with volunteering and campaigning, although she pointed out that it has not been without its problems. She said there are real obstacles, not least of which is the transition from working within silos to blurred boundaries of functions. However, at Crisis, an exercise to mail lapsed volunteers with a fundraising ask had gained more than double the response of a cold mailing, demonstrating that the traditional thinking that volunteering and fundraising don’t mix could be due for a rethink. Howard Lake | 11 July 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

The Skiff: February 8, 2018

first_imgFacebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Linkedin The Skiff: Nov. 21, 2019 Previous articleFormer Horned Frog Modkins added to football coaching staffNext articleMen’s tennis cruises past SMU The Skiff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 The Skiff: Nov. 14, 2019 The Skiff: Dec. 5, 2019center_img The Skiff by TCU360TCU Box 298050Fort Worth, TX [email protected] The Skiff Life in Fort Worth printFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoVolume 116, Issue 18: Securing your roomAlso: New plans on TCU School of Music, Fort Worth schools create green teams and more. The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes The Skiffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/the-skiff/ + posts ReddIt Facebook The Skiff: Nov. 7, 2019last_img read more

‘Bank credit not big issue’ – chamber chief

first_imgLinkedin Print WhatsApp Email Advertisement Previous articleFilming underway in Limerick on RTÉ Mattie seriesNext articleGone…gone…gone in O’Malley Park admincenter_img NewsLocal News‘Bank credit not big issue’ – chamber chiefBy admin – June 8, 2010 439 WITH Deputy Kieran O’Donnell claiming that the government needs to get credit flowing from the banks again to assist small businesses in Limerick, Chamber of Commerce chief, Maria Kelly, remains adamant the credit situation is not near as acute as portrayed.There are, she argues, other problems the local business community have to contend with than perceived lack of finance, and which need to be addressed urgently. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up O’Donnell has proposed a bank loan guarantee scheme to assist small businesses.However, Ms Kelly said that a recent local survey had shown it was not such a major issue with their members.“We hear and read a lot about businesses allegedly crying out for financial support from the banks, but that is not our experience.“Yes, there are probably a few more hurdles to be jumped now than in the past, especially with new business ventures, but that is because lending institutions have adopted a more cautious approach.“We need to clean up the city and get vacant units filled…then there is the parking issue”.Bank of Ireland, meanwhile, say they are very much open for business, with a high approval rate.O’Donnell says many small businesses are facing a very uncertain future.  According to him, the government’s banking strategy has failed, because affordable credit is still not flowing to these businesses.He points out that one of the key recommendations of  the  multi-agency jobs taskforce chaired by Denis Brosnan, was the supply of credit to small and medium sized businesses in Limerick and the Mid-West.  “This is still not  happening, 11 months after the recommendation was made.“Furthermore, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe, has himself admitted that the €74 billion bank bailout has not worked and banks are still not lending to business, but his response to the situation has only been to talk further with the banks”.This, continued deputy O’Donnell, is wholly inadequate. “Talking to the banks simply does not constitute a solution to the problem.  It hasn’t worked in the past and it clearly won’t work now.“Instead, we need to put in place concrete measures to ensure credit will flow  to businesses, and in particular we need a credit guarantee scheme to be put in place now”. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Lawyers v. Police: Delhi HC Grants More Time For Completing Judicial Enquiry In Tis Hazari Clash[Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesLawyers v. Police: Delhi HC Grants More Time For Completing Judicial Enquiry In Tis Hazari Clash[Read Order] Karan Tripathi1 Jun 2020 7:06 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has extended the time granted to the independent committee for completing the judicial enquiry in the matter pertaining to the clash between lawyers and police at Tis Hazari court. A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has extended the time to complete the enquiry by the Enquiry Commission by 31st December, 2020. In 2019,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court has extended the time granted to the independent committee for completing the judicial enquiry in the matter pertaining to the clash between lawyers and police at Tis Hazari court. A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has extended the time to complete the enquiry by the Enquiry Commission by 31st December, 2020. In 2019, the court had constituted a judicial enquiry headed by retired judge of the Delhi High Court – Justice SP Garg, to investigate into the Tis Hazari clash matter and submit its report in 6 weeks. In the enquiry, Justice Garg was supposed to be assisted by Directors of agencies such as CBI, ED and Vigilance. The court had also directed for the two ASIs of Delhi Police to be suspended, and two senior officers to be transferred, pending enquiries. In addition to this, the court had also directed the Commissioner of Delhi Police to register FIRs against the accused police officers and conduct an independent internal enquiry. In today’s proceedings, the Committee informed the court that the judicial enquiry has already started and 124 witnesses have been examined and a few others are yet to be examined. Due to the lockdown period from March, 2020 onwards also, the Commission sought extension of time to complete the enquiry proceedings. On November 02, a scuffle broke out between the lawyers and the police outside the Tis Hazari court complex reportedly over a parking dispute within the court premises. It was reported that the situation intensified as an incident firing led to two lawyers being injured. In a press release issued thereafter, the Bar Council of India had condemned the Delhi police for brutally firing at lawyers in Tis Hazari Court, on the issue of car parking.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Storylast_img read more

Franklin Templeton : SC Transfers Pleas In Madras, Delhi & Gujarat HCs Against Winding Up Of Debt Funds To Karnataka HC

first_imgTop StoriesFranklin Templeton : SC Transfers Pleas In Madras, Delhi & Gujarat HCs Against Winding Up Of Debt Funds To Karnataka HC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 Jun 2020 10:35 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court has transferred the petitions pending in the High Courts of Gujarat, Madras and Delhi challenging the winding up of the debt funds of Franklin Templeton to the High Court of Karnataka.”Let the matters be transmitted to the High Court of Karnataka within 15 days by the concerned High Courts. Let the High Court of Karnataka hear and finally decide the matter, including the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court has transferred the petitions pending in the High Courts of Gujarat, Madras and Delhi challenging the winding up of the debt funds of Franklin Templeton to the High Court of Karnataka.”Let the matters be transmitted to the High Court of Karnataka within 15 days by the concerned High Courts. Let the High Court of Karnataka hear and finally decide the matter, including the SEBI appeal, within three months”, ordered a bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and S Abdul Nazeer on June 19.The top court has requested the Chief Justice of Karnataka HC to take up matters himself in a Division Bench.The order came in the transfer petition filed by Franklin Templeton seeking consolidation of various petitions filed with respect to the winding up of debt funds.The SC however declined to interfere with the June 8 order of the Gujarat HC which stayed the e-voting process for winding up.It was in April that Franklin Templeton announced its decision to wind up six debt funds citing low liquidity. Nearly three lakh investors are estimated to be affected by this decision.The following are the matters directed to be transferred to Karnataka HC :M/s Chennai Financial Markets and Accountability v. SEBI and Others, W.P. 7744/2020 filed before the Madras High Court.Areez Phirozsha Khambatta and Ors. v. SEBI and Ors., Civil Application No. 7201 of 2020 filed before the Gujarat High Court.Amruta Garg (Formerly Amruta Narendra Nikam) v. UOI and Ors., W.P. (Civil) 3366/2020 filed before the Delhi High Court.M/s Chennai Financial Markets and Accountability v. Additional Director General of Police, CRL OP No. 8660/2020 filed before the Madras High Court. SEBI v.Franklin Templeton Trustee Services Pvt. Ltd. bearing LPA No. 311/2020 in SCA No. 7201/2020 filed before the Gujarat High Court.LPA No. 311/2020 – Securities and Exchange and Board of India Versus Franklin Templeton Trustee Services Pvt. Ltd. & Others. Click here to download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Pike County High School committed to recycling

first_imgLatest Stories Book Nook to reopen Print Article Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 3:00 am Tuesday, December 18, 2018 You Might Like Three years ago, Pike County High School won first place in an ADEM-sponsored recycling competition.Today, the students and teachers are just as committed to their recycling efforts as they were when they were competing against other schools.“In the competition, PCHS students and teachers collected 6,000 pounds of recyclable materials,” said Willie Wright, PCHS principal. “That was the largest amount collected by any school at that time. But, I’m just as proud of our faculty and students now as I was then. They continue to be committed to helping save the Earth through recycling.” Church theft suspects arrested Three people drove off with a three-ton Goodman air conditioner from a local church Friday afternoon, but an observant member… read more By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “We use a lot of paper at the school and it really adds up so we are contributing to the nationwide effort,” Wright said.Each teacher has a plastic bag for paper collection in his or her classroom. The filled bags are kept in a room designated as a collection center. Paper boxes are deposited in an on-site trailer.“Our teachers take turns delivering the recycled paper to the Troy Recycling Center,” Wright said. “Our recycling program is a schoolwide effort. It is a way for Pike County High School to do its part in saving our Earth.” Wright said it is important that students be taught the value of saving the earth.And, Wright’s teachers and students are “as one” in doing their part to save the Earth through recycling.A former student, Nathan Herbert, presented the idea of a continuing recycling program at the school. And, it was an “everybody’s in” kind of idea. Herbert also bought recycling bins for the collections. Skip Email the author Pike County High School committed to recycling By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Steve Penny, former USA Gymnastics president, arrested for allegedly tampering with evidence in Larry Nassar case

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailU.S. Marshals Service(GATLINBURG, Tenn.) — Steve Penny, former president of USA Gymnastics, was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly tampering with evidence in the case of disgraced team doctor Larry Nassar.Penny was arrested by the U.S. Marshals service in Tennessee on a warrant issued by the state of Texas. He was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of tampering with evidence, a felony, on Sept. 28.He allegedly removed documents from the Karolyi Ranch, the U.S. gymnastics’ training facility in Huntsville, Texas, related to Nassar’s activity at the gym.“The indictment further alleges that the removal of the documents was done for the purpose of impairing the ongoing investigation by destroying or hiding the documents,” the U.S. Marshals said in a press release. He allegedly ordered the documents be sent to him at USA Gymnastics headquarters in Indianapolis. Those documents have never been recovered, authorities said.Penny was taken into custody at a cabin in rural Gatlinburg, Tennessee, by the U.S. Marshals and Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force, according to authorities. He is awaiting extradition to Texas.He faces up to 10 years in prison, if convicted.The Karolyi Ranch was operated by Bela Karolyi and wife Marta Karolyi, the two people tasked with selecting and developing athletes for the U.S. national team. It served as the national team’s training facility from 2001 until earlier this year. Nassar worked at the facility and several of his accusers said they were abused by him at the facility.Penny resigned as USA Gymnastics president in March 2017 amid allegations of sexual abuse against Nassar. Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of child molestation, but more than 130 women and girls, including Olympic gold medalists Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman, have accused him of assaulting them. Many of those accusers testified at a hearing in January when he was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison. He pleaded guilty in two other cases — one pertaining to assault and another possession of child pornography — as well.Rhonda Faehn, Penny’s former deputy, testified to the Senate in June that she brought up allegations of misconduct to him and she was told to keep quiet. Penny, who appeared before the same committee, chose to plead the Fifth and not testify.USA Gymnastics has been in near-constant turmoil since the Indianapolis Star broke the story in September 2016 of Nassar’s abuse of gymnasts under his care, both with the U.S. national team, where he was the team doctor, and at Michigan State University, where he was a faculty member. Nassar had been dismissed from his job with the U.S. national team in 2015, but only said it was done due to “athlete concerns.”After Penny’s departure in March 2017, he was replaced by Kerry Perry in November 2017. But Perry’s tenure was marked by consistent criticism over the handling of the Nassar scandal as well. She resigned less than a year after being named as Penny’s replacement.Perry was criticized by stars, like Raisman, over her lack of transparency about how the organization planned to protect athletes going forward. She resigned days after she hired Mary Lee Tracy, in part to replace the Karolyis, as the sport’s top coach. The hiring of Tracy received condemnation from athletes because she supported Nassar in the immediate wake of accusations against him.But the neverending parade of presidents didn’t end with Perry’s ouster.Just this week, former Congresswoman Mary Bono, who was tasked with replacing Perry as interim president of USA Gymnastics, was forced out for a pair of scandals — less than a week since her hiring. A day after her hiring, Biles criticized Bono, a Republican, for a photo posted on Twitter in which she was shown blacking out a Nike logo over the company’s hiring of Colin Kaepernick as spokesperson. She publicly apologized for the photo.A few days later, Raisman joined calls for Bono’s ouster after discovering that Bono worked for the same law firm that worked with USA Gymnastics during the Nassar scandal and crafted excuses for his absences.Bono was not directly involved in the law firm’s representation of USA Gymnastics, but she stepped down nonetheless on Tuesday.Penny is one of at least three people arrested in connection with the handling of the Nassar scandal. Debbie Van Horn, a trainer who worked with Nassar, was arrested last month in Walker County, Texas. She has denied charges, according to her lawyer, who spoke to the Houston Chronicle.William Strampel, the former dean of Michigan State University’s osteopathic medical school and boss of Larry Nassar while he was a sports doctor there, was charged March 27 with neglect of duty and criminal sexual conduct. His case will go to trial at a yet-to-be-scheduled date. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. October 18, 2018 /Sports News – National Steve Penny, former USA Gymnastics president, arrested for allegedly tampering with evidence in Larry Nassar casecenter_img Written bylast_img read more