Paco Jémez ya peligra en Granada CEST Granada hung in against Ernesto Valderde’s side thanks to goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa and could even have won the game, but their immaturity was on show as they ended up losing 2-1. Paco Jemez is beginning to lose support at Granada after earning just two points in his opening five matches. Jordi Blanco 22/09/2016 Signed by Granada after he left Rayo Vallecano, expectations were high with new owners at the club, but they are not hiding their disappointment at how the season’s begun. IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 12:13 The two games before the international break, away at Alaves and at home to Leganes, could be decisive for Jemez’s future, keeping in mind they are direct rivals for relegation. The defeat against Athletic Club once again revealed evidence that the team, who have conceded the most goals in LaLiga, is not responding to the expectations on the pitch. It’s Jemez’s worst start as a manager in Spain’s top flight, worse than the three points Rayo accrued at the start of the 2013-14 season.
- Wild Horse Roundup Begins in Las Vegas
Email* Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! The U.S. Forest Service announced last week that a roundup of 200 wild horses in a mountainous area northwest of Las Vegas would begin May 10, 2018, in association with the Bureau of Land Management.The released the following statement:Due to the availability of the Gather Contractor, the wild horse emergency gather activities will now start in the Cold Creek area of Wheeler Pass Joint Management Area (JMA), on Thursday, May 10, with afternoon set-up. The Forest Service, the lead agency on the gather will host a community meeting to provide information on the gather tonight, Wednesday, May 9, at 6 p.m., at the Cold Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 28431 Cold Creek Road, Cold Creek, Nevada, before the gather begins.The USDA Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) retained the contractor to gather 200 wild horses in the Cold Creek area. These animals lack adequate forage and many are at risk of dying without immediate intervention. The gathered horses that are healthy enough to withstand the travel will immediately be transported the holding facility in Ridgecrest, California.The gathered horses that are not able to initially make the trip to the Ridgecrest holding facility will immediately be moved to a temporary holding facility where they will receive health assessments and feeding. Once medically cleared by on-site veterinarians the horses will be transported to a BLM holding facility in Ridgecrest, California, where they will be made available for adoption or transferred to BLM short-term corrals or long-term pastures.“The contractor was available earlier than originally planned, which buys us time to help the Cold Creek horses survive,” said Bill Dunkelberger, Forest Supervisor for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest “Every day counts for these horses.”To reduce stress on the horses and ensure the success of the gather, so the Forest Service and BLM requests no drones or helicopters fly within a five-mile radius of the gather. Because of the need for wild horses to adjust to the corrals in a quick and safe manner, only essential wild horse personnel will be allowed at the gather sites during initial operations. Depending on the animals’ adjustment, public viewing through an escorted tour of the temporary holding facility may be arranged at some point during the gather. A qualified veterinarian will be on-site during all gather operations.For additional information about this emergency gather, visit fs.usda.gov/htnf. To learn more about BLM’s wild horse and burro adoption program click here. Tags: U.S. Forest Service, BLM, Bureau of Land Management, wild horses, We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Horse Sport Enews SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.
- Woman breaks her silence 30 years after she says she was raped in secret room by Mormon Church officials
iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) — For more than 30 years, McKenna Denson says she’s tried to get the Mormon Church to punish one of its top leaders for allegedly raping her in a secret room when she was a teenager training to be a missionary.But she says her decades-long attempt to get justice only led to her being blamed and shamed by officials of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and that the words of her attacker have continued to haunt her: “‘No one will believe you.’” A day after filing a federal lawsuit in Utah against the Mormon Church, Denson, 55, spoke publicly for the first time of her ordeal in 1984, when she says Joseph Bishop, a high-ranking official of the religious organization and the former president of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, took her into a secret room and raped her.“The movement to protect our children is absolutely vital in this case because if I had been taught early on it is not OK to be alone, one on one, with a priesthood leader, no matter how high up he is, I honestly believe this would not have happened,” Denson said during a news conference Thursday in Utah.Her attorney, Craig Vernon, said that while the statute of limitations has long expired to criminally prosecute Bishop, now 85, Denson hopes to hold him accountable by filing the civil suit against him and the Mormon Church, which allegedly covered up numerous sexual assaults by Bishop. “The reason McKenna filed this lawsuit is twofold: First she wants justice and second she wants policy change. Part of justice is having the sexual predator who raped her bear some accountability and responsibility for what has happened,” Vernon said. The lawsuit asks the federal court to compel the Mormon Church to change its policy and require officials of the church to go to the police when members complain of being victims of crimes perpetrated by Church leaders.Denson is the second woman to accuse Bishop of sexual assault. Last month, the Mormon Church said it was investigating both complaints and vowed to “bring accountability” for what occurred.“Our hearts ache for all survivors of abuse, and the Church is committed to addressing incidents of abuse wherever they are found,” a spokesman for the Mormon Church said in a statement to ABC News today. “As this is now an active legal matter, we are unable to make further comment at this time. We are confident that the legal system will ensure a just result in this case.”Denson said she joined the Mormon Church as a teenager, after meeting a group of young members who inspired her.“It changed my life,” she said, adding that she was raised by an abusive stepfather. “I started taking the missionary lessons, and I loved the Gospel. I felt joy, I felt peace, I felt safe for the first time in my life.”At the age of 15, she enrolled in the Mormon Church’s Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. Bishop was the president of the training center and Denson said he immediately singled her out for attention, asking her to give her testimony to the other missionary trainees and to lead prayers.“You have to understand that President Bishop made me feel special,” Denson said. “He told me I was special. He told me I was going to be amazing. I had never had anyone in the church that was so high-ranking ever pay attention to me. I loved it, I needed it, I was desperate for it.”She said he began calling her out of classes to come to his office and initially other female missionary students were also present as Bishop counseled them.“And then it became one on one,” she said. “So I was called out of class to visit with the MTC president in his office one on one. Those conversations were inappropriate and sexual in nature.”She said one day, Bishop invited her to go into his secret basement room at the Provo facility, a space he allegedly told her was where he went for prayer and “spiritual contemplation.”“So we went down the dark tunnel … where he unlocked the room, where he had a bed, a TV, a VCR and unlabeled VHS tapes,” she said, pausing to collect her emotions. “Joseph Bishop tore my blouse open, pulled my garments and pantyhose down” and allegedly raped her.She said she was eventually able to kick and fend him off.“When I was pulling up my pantyhose or trying to button up my blouse, or put myself together, he said to me, ‘No one will believe you. Look at you. Look at me,’” she said. “So when I left his secret room in the basement I went to my dorm and I laid down and I pretended I was sick.”She said she never told anyone about the attack until 1987 when she went to a bishop at the Mormon Church and he promised her he would investigate her complaint. But nothing ever happened, she said.“We’re taught in the Church, we don’t go to the police, we go to the bishop, we go to the state president,” Denson said. “Trusting that, and obeying that and believing that, that’s the reason why I didn’t go to the police all those years ago. It was never suggested to me that that would be appropriate. So I went through the church for three decades.” She said that with the encouragement from friends, family and the #MeToo movement in which women began to speak up about being victims of sexual assault and harassment by powerful men, she decided to finally go to the police.In November 2017, she reported Bishop’s attack to the Brigham Young University Police Department. She also tracked down Bishop in Arizona, where she confronted him about the attack.In the conversation Denson recorded, Bishop said he couldn’t recall the assault, but confessed to other sexual attacks, Denson said. The recording was posted in December on the website MormonLeaks, a Church watchdog group.“The Church has great faith in the judicial system to determine the truth of these claims,” the Mormon Church said in a statement last month. “Nevertheless, the Church takes seriously its responsibility to hold its members accountable for their conduct with respect of the laws of God and man.”An attorney for Bishop did not respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.