Archive for January, 2020

Gone Fishin’, Again, in Jiangxi Province, China

Published January 20th, 2020, Uncategorized

In October 2005 I went on a brief hiatus to unite with my fourth and last child, age 11 months, at the social welfare office in Nanchang, capital of one of China’s southern provinces, Jiangxi. Months earlier, lawyer Chuck Chalmers and I had lodged objections in New York federal court to the original settlement in […]

What They’ve Said in America (And Mostly Not Said) About George Gibney

Published January 17th, 2020, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick To reinforce the message of recent months: My best information is that the 25-year United States tour of George Gibney — rapist former Irish Olympic swimming coach and most notorious at-large sex criminal in the history of global sports — will soon expire. Though I do not have details, the very latest […]

ImPACT Applications Founders Cash Out — Sell University of Pittsburgh Medical Center For-Profit Pioneer of the Concussion Inc. Economy to Private Equity ‘Standardized Testing’ Marketer

Published January 13th, 2020, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick The ground-zero profiteer of the American football system’s systematic infliction of brain damage on youth athletes has just been flipped in a major business deal that flew under the radar of major media. An alert reader pointed me to last week’s sale of Pittsburgh-based ImPACT Applications, purveyor of putative “concussion protocol software,” […]