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 …

Wealthy parents, actresses, coaches, among those charged in massive college cheating admission scandal, federal prosecutors say

(CNN)In what is being called the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted, wealthy parents, Hollywood actresses, coaches and college prep executives have been accused of carrying out a nationwide fraud to get students into prestigious universities, according to a federal indictment. The parents, Lelling said, were a “catalog of wealth and privilege,” including actors, CEOs, a fashion designer and the co-chairman of a global law firm. “This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud,” Lelling said. “There can be no separate college admission system for the wealthy, and I’ll add that there will not be a separate criminal justice system either.” He added, “For every student admitted through …

Johnson comments on child abuse ‘horrific’

Man City launch abuse victim payment fund ’80 coaches convicted of child sex abuse’ Who is Barry Bennell? Chris Unsworth, director of the Offside Trust, the organisation set up by survivors of child sexual abuse in football in the wake of the football abuse scandal, said Mr Johnson’s comments were “ignorant, dangerous, disgraceful and unbelievably distasteful”. “Not only has he caused untold upset and offence among survivors and their families affected by child abuse, he has failed to understand that learning mistakes from the past is critical to keeping our children today safe. “Boris Johnson clearly has no understanding whatsoever of the issues involved. On behalf of the thousands of people impacted by child abuse we demand an apology.” Report …

‘Against all odds’: Women’s football — a vision for the future

(CNN)As the manager for the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team, I’ve seen the remarkable drive that women and girls have to play football. If women will go to those lengths to play football, we can only imagine how the women’s game will develop under the right global conditions. Men’s football may have a 111-year head start, but with the required shifts in culture and governance, the women’s game will explode. READ: FIFA investigates Afghan football body over women’s team abuse READ: Death threats and football — how Khalida Popal escaped the Taliban A change in perspective — football is football Ballon d’Or winner shines despite sexism gaffe In many clubs, academies and federations globally, the women’s game is a “tick …

What links fairies and free school meals?

Image caption Scotch barley broth was spooned out at Green Lane Primary by head teacher Jonathan Priestley, father of Bradford writer JB Priestley Bradford is believed to have been the first UK city to offer its poor children free school meals. The first meal, of scotch barley broth and fruit tart, was served to pupils at Green Lane Primary School in Manningham on 28 October 1907. Image caption Prof David Sharpe demonstrating the Bradford sling with BBC Countryfile’s John Craven Prof David Sharpe was a newly-qualified plastic surgeon when a fire broke out at Bradford City’s Valley Parade ground on 11 May 1985, killing 56 people. He treated many of the injured in the immediate aftermath and went on to …

BBC investigated over pay discrimination

“We try to be the gold standard of what everyone wants from society – openness, respect and equality. We may not always succeed, but I am confident that we are a decent and fair employer. And, of course, if there’s more we can do, we will.” The EHRC said it “suspects that there has been unlawful pay discrimination by the BBC… in the period prior to the introduction of these recent reforms. “The Commission recognises the BBC’s commitment to reform and its desire to work collaboratively in ensuring that the reforms are fully refined and embedded. Against that background, the Commission wishes to review whether such reforms have fully corrected any potential historic unlawful pay discrimination.” Follow us on Facebook, …

Real-life snow angels, a one-of-a-kind gym and a baby tapir!

(CNN)Here’s a money-saving tip: If you want to have fun and do some good in the world, lend someone a hand. Most of the time, it’s completely free.If you think about it, kindness is kind of its own renewable energy source, and this week was full of people putting their endless stores of kindness on turbo-max mode. We dare you to read on and not feel newly energized yourself. Our favorites this week

The ‘new futuristic championship’ aiming to connect with fans

(CNN)With quirky features such as attack mode and fan boost, it’s a racing series that has been likened to Mario Kart. Visit cnn.com/sport for more news and videos READ: ‘Just crazy’ — How it felt to win the Mexico ePrix on the line “It’s the new futuristic championship, you know,” HWA driver Stoffel Vandoorne tells CNN. “Coming close to the fans [by] coming into the cities. “We’ve got attack mode and fan boost as well, not the usual things you expect in racing, let’s say, but this is what makes it popular, why it makes the racing entertaining. “I think the attack mode has been something we’ve been experimenting with at the start of the season. So on some tracks …

Mikaela Shiffrin breaks World Cup record with slalom victory

(CNN)US ski star Mikaela Shiffrin became the first person to claim 15 World Cup wins in a single season with a slalom victory on Saturday. Visit cnn.com/sport for more news and videos READ: Shiffrin celebrates overall ‘three-peat’ from hotel room The 23-year-old was initially frustrated in her attempt to break the record during the giant slalom Friday, finishing third behind Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova, but her disappointment was short lived. “Yesterday in the second run I was pushing really hard,” Shiffrin said after claiming the win. “It was enough to get on the podium and I was really happy about that, but felt disappointment from the first. “So today I wanted to not protect something, ski with risks, ski to fight, …

Is VAR ‘killing’ football?

(CNN)VAR, what is it good for? Absolutely nothin. Neymar took issue with referee Damir Skomina’s decision to award Manchester United a stoppage-time penalty after Diego Dalot’s shot struck Presnel Kimpembe and sailed over the crossbar. Gianluigi Buffon: Football legend & art lover ‘Part of the drama’ “There was a big danger that VAR would drain the drama,” leading football commentator Ian Darke told CNN. “There was a suggestion that you would lose the moment, that everybody would be waiting and thinking, ‘is it a goal?’ but I don’t think it has quite worked out like that. “With VAR, you might have to build a bridge in to the commentary if there’s some doubt around the decision but you still do …

‘I will cry when I watch my team again’

“The fans had to endure the long and bitter court battle between Oyston and Belokon,” says Peter. “The wheels of justice are a slow process and at times it felt like it would never end and we would never get back to watching Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.” Image copyright Reuters Image caption The boycott continued even when Blackpool played Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup in January The cause of the boycott dates back to the team’s tumultuous 2010-11 season in the Premier League, when their brand of attacking football saw the Seasiders become many fans’ “favourite other Premier League team”. The £90m parachute payment the club received on relegation should have been game-changing but supporters complained …

Six Nations: Wales close in on Grand Slam title with win over Scotland

(CNN)Wales survived a second half scare against Scotland to move to within one win away from the Six Nations title and Grand Slam glory. Scotland had started the match on the front foot as the home supporters inside Murrayfield Stadium made their voices heard, with Finn Russell kicking a straightforward penalty to open the scoring. But the dropped points seemed to shock Wales into action. Less than two minutes after the restart the visitors were in front thanks to a wonderful finish from Josh Adams. The winger expertly sidestepped the Scottish defense to continue his impressive form in this year’s championship. Despite Wales’ dominance, it was only able to score one more try before the half time whistle — with …

Naomi Osaka honored with doll as Barbie celebrates 60th birthday

(CNN)Two grand slam titles, the world No. 1 spot and now Naomi Osaka has been honored by Barbie. She said: “Recently a lot of parents have been coming up to me and telling me that their kids look up to me, those words literally blew me away. I was honestly so shocked and felt this huge responsibility because I remember how important my role models are. “Fast forward a few days and I’m here at Indian Wells, I see all these kids that look so happy to see me and they ask for pictures and autographs … Honestly I wanted to cry because my heart feels so full in these moments and I realize that it isn’t just about tennis, …

‘The most I played was 32 hours straight’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJames Good: “I didn’t leave my room” A former gaming addict has told MPs he once played for 32 hours “without eating, sleeping or leaving his room”. James Good told a parliamentary committee his obsession with gaming led to him dropping out of university and suffering from depression. Mr Good, who now works with the Game Quitters support organisation, said it had affected every aspect of his life. Vlogger Jack Edwards said the “endless possibilities” of gaming left people prey to “falling down rabbit holes”. They have been sharing their experiences of gaming, how excessive exposure can harm young peoples’ studies and socialising, and how best to curb it. Image copyright HoC …