Clintons must pay for their corruption

first_imgHere is the opportunity for the mainstream media to aggressively cover the Uranium One scandal that filled the coffers of the Clinton Foundation with millions of Russian dollars and the DNC’s primary rigging that led to Hillary Clinton’s nomination for president in the last election.But instead, Democrats, the mainstream media and Hollywood elites will watch everyone attacking the Clintons like a mother pigeon studying the other birds, looking for the magpie that would eat their chicks.However, a lie always comes back to the liar sooner or later.And now the time has come for Lady Justice to finally make the Clintons pay for their decades of corruption.Rafael PoloNorthville Whitewater, Travel-Gate, Vince Foster’s death, Gennifer Flowers to Monica Lewinsky, File-Gate, Benghazi, Clinton Foundation, private email server, claims of a “vast right-wing conspiracy.”Add the latest scandals: Uranium One and the Democratic National Committee’s primary-rigging to the growing list of the Clintons’ dissembled way of life.Liberals remind us that the cover-up is always worse than the original scandal. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinioncenter_img More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Cuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

The human factor

first_imgTo access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week. Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletterslast_img

Trainee GPs’ scheme mulls joining SPH

first_imgMaaike Langerak, the LAD’s negotiator for collective labour agreements, said that at SPH trainee GPs would enjoy the same defined benefit arrangements as regular doctors.At HAIO, which doesn’t have any pensioners, members are subject to a defined contribution plan.After the trainees complete their education, they must transfer their accrued pension rights to another provider, usually SPH, but also the healthcare scheme PFZW.The contribution at HAIO is 8.5% of the entire salary, whereas SPH charges slightly more than 17% of the pensionable income.Both organisations said the transfer to SPH was provisional and would only go ahead if 60% of trainee GPs become members of the occupational pensions association for doctors, the client of SPH.The deadline for enrollment is 17 January. Once pensions have been transferred to SPH, HAIO will be liquidated. Employers and trade unions have annouced they want the Dutch pension fund for general practitioners in training (HAIO) to join SPH, the large occupational scheme for GPs.On their respective websites, the employer and worker organisation for trainee GPs (LAD) and the pension fund stated the aim is to also place existing pension rights with SPH.The €26m HAIO, which has 3,000 participants, cited stricter regulation and increasing costs as the most important reasons to join the €12bn SPH.It said 90% of its participants ultimately joined SPH, after being HAIO participants for three years on average.last_img read more

Pochettino proud of Spurs spirit

first_imgMauricio Pochettino hailed Tottenham’s fighting spirit as his players came from behind to beat Everton 2-1 in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday. Pochettino continued: “I am very happy because today was an important win for us. “It is important to get the three points, the performance was very good and I am very pleased with the players and the supporters. “Today wasn’t easy because they scored with their first shot and after we turned the result around in the first half. “I think it was important how our supporters helped the team.” Soldado’s goal came on the brink of half-time and was his first in 593 minutes of competitive action. The Spaniard latched onto Aaron Lennon’s pass before coolly slotting the ball past Tim Howard and into the far corner. “You need to give confidence to the player to keep working hard,” Pochettino said of the former Valencia front-man. “It has not been easy for him but you need to motivate the player – it is always frustrating for a striker who does not score. “Today he scored and he is happy, he is more free because he feels the pressure. “It is important for the team that the striker scores goals.” Soldado will be hoping he retains his place ahead of Adebayor when Tottenham visit league leaders Chelsea on Wednesday. Adebayor has been left out of the match-day squad for the last three consecutive matches with Pochettino explaining afterwards the striker is suffering from a virus he picked up last Saturday. Spurs were fortunate not to concede a late penalty when the ball struck Federico Fazio’s arm as the defender jumped in the air to meet a cross. Pochettino believes referee Michael Oliver was right not to award a spot-kick but Everton boss Roberto Martinez disagreed. “I’ll never blame a decision like that for not getting a result, it happens, it’s part of the game,” Martinez said. “But I’m disappointed because Michael Oliver is a really good referee and when the ball contacted the arm he wasn’t in an obstructed view and I think it should have been spotted. It was a real shame.” He added: ” I would never blame a third party for us not getting a result though. We should be good enough to come to White Hart Lane and get a result.” Everton were without influential midfielder James McCarthy for the contest. The 24-year-old is struggling with a recurrence of a hamstring injury and Martinez admitted the club will “take a bit of time” before bringing him back. Press Association “Our mentality and our spirit today were fantastic,” Pochettino said. “This is what we want. We need to keep this feeling. It is impossible always to win but with the spirit and mentality we showed today, it will be easier to win games.” He added: “Everton have a very good squad and for us it is not only three points, it is a little bit more than three points. “It is important to grow and build on the victory.” Spurs, who are now seventh in the table and two points off fourth, played with more urgency and attacking verve, which rallied the home support. Emmanuel Adebayor said Tottenham had been afraid to get on the ball against Stoke due to the negative atmosphere at White Hart Lane but Pochettino believes the fans played an important part in his side’s victory. “I understand our supporters were angry because if you lose four games at home, it is impossible for the supporters to be happy,” Pochettino said. “I understand that but today the team sent a different signal to our supporters and it is important to keep this feeling and mentality for the rest of the season.” Spurs have already lost four times at home this season but goals from Christian Eriksen and Roberto Soldado cancelled out Kevin Mirallas’ opener and ensured all three points stayed at White Hart Lane. Pochettino has previously questioned the mental toughness of his team but the Argentinian head coach was delighted with a hard-fought victory. last_img read more

Martinez eyes strong Everton finish

first_img Press Association Back-to-back league wins eased the growing spectre of a relegation battle and their nine-point cushion over 18th-placed Burnley means they are out of danger from that respect. With European qualification effectively out of reach the Toffees have little left to aim for, but Martinez is keen for them to finish strongly in order to banish the feelings of failure this campaign. “I think it would be a big mistake to start thinking about next season,” he said. “There are no distractions; the league position is everything that matters. “It is quite straightforward – you need to get 40 points and that is the first target as a team and from that point you try to get as high in the table as you can. “We are still in a position where we need to fight for those 40 points and nothing will change until we achieve that. “We know the amount of points is not what we wanted but the truth is you have to face it. “We had a good reaction in the league with back-to-back wins and now we have 24 points to fight for which will be very significant. “We can get that momentum from the last campaign when we ended up with a run of seven straight wins and we need exactly the same. “The way you finish the season affects what you do in the season after and the way you can assess internally what we have done.” Saturday’s visitors are sixth-placed Southampton, who are doing this season what Everton did last in exceeding expectations, and Martinez knows they cannot afford to rest on their laurels after winning their last two Premier League matches. “Two wins has given us real confidence and sense of belief but it is important we get ready to face Southampton,” he added. “It is very important to use home advantage, with five home games and three away, to show what we can do and try to get some enjoyment and momentum which we unfortunately haven’t had this season. “Southampton are the revelation team of the season and it is a great opportunity for us coming back from the international break to focus on difficult opposition. “I would be very surprised if they don’t qualify for Europe and they deserve to finish in the top five.” Ronald Koeman admits Southampton’s chances of forcing their way back into Champions League contention are remote. Saints have eight Barclays Premier League matches, starting with Saturday’s trip to Merseyside, to overhaul the six-point gap on fourth-place Manchester United. While Koeman insists qualifying for Europe remains possible, he knows it would take an extended winning run to propel the club into contention for the premier competition once more. “Realistically the Champions League will be difficult for us because we have the distance to make up in points,” Koeman said. “If we win the next two or three games we’ll be fighting for it, but the Champions League is more for the big teams. “We play eight finals now and the season so far has been fantastic. If we reach Europe, it will mean a special season for the club.” Everton occupy 13th place as their mixed campaign enters the final straight and Koeman believes they have suffered for their involvement in the Europa League. “Everton are a tough test because they deserve to be in a higher position in the table. I like the way they play football and how Roberto Martinez is doing his job,” he said. “They have good overall quality in the squad, but it’s been a difficult season for them and one of the reasons for that is that they have played in Europe on Thursdays. “There’s more risk of injury, you have to travel and the focus is more difficult after that great season they had last season. “They won the last two games and are playing with more confidence. It will be a tough game, but a nice one because we play the same way. “How we play is about winning, not about controlling and defending. That makes the game more open than normal.” Everton manager Roberto Martinez has warned his players against thinking the season is over with eight matches to go. last_img read more

Nadal Beats Kyrgios in Entertaining Clash

first_imgSpain’s Nadal will play Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the next round.“He was a tough opponent,” Nadal, 33, told BBC Two. “When he wants to compete, he’s one of the toughest opponents you can face.“It was an important victory for me, sometimes it’s tough to see a couple of things on court. It’s amazing how good he is able to play, so if he is able to forget all these things, he’s potentially a Grand Slam winner.”Victory was two-time Wimbledon champion Nadal’s 50th match win at the All England Club.The meeting came just five months after their last encounter at the Mexican Open in Acapulco, when Nadal was incensed by Kyrgios’ underarm serving.At Wimbledon five years ago, the then 19-year-old Kyrgios hit a remarkable 37 aces to beat Nadal, becoming the first man outside the top 100 to beat a world number one at a Grand Slam since 1992.The 24-year-old world number 43 told a news conference: “I know what I’m capable of.“I’m a great tennis player, but I don’t do the other stuff. I’m not the most professional guy. I won’t train day in, day out. I won’t show up every day.“So there’s a lot of things I need to improve on to get to that level that Rafa brings, Novak, Roger have been doing for so long. Just depends how bad I want it.”It started at a canter for 18-time Grand Slam champion Nadal, holding to love in the opening game before immediately breaking Kyrgios who had already failed to pull off a “hot dog” lob between his legs.Barely 15 minutes had been played when Kyrgios, who had been spotted in a local pub after 23:00 BST on Wednesday, started to show signs of discontent, telling the chair umpire he had been ignored after requesting a challenge.He then started to complain about Nadal’s speed of play, indicating the Spaniard was not ready when he was preparing to serve.“Why am I waiting to serve?” he asked, before soon asking the same question in the direction of his box.And he then sealed his third game with an underarm serve, an action which had previously led to Nadal accusing him of lacking respect.As Nadal took a comfort break at the end of the first set, Kyrgios making his feelings known with an almost constant shaking of the head.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal allowed the tennis to do the talking against an irate Nick Kyrgios, who twice served underarm, to progress to the Wimbledon third round.Australian Kyrgios spent much of the match audibly questioning Nadal’s speed of play as the world number two prevailed 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3).His constant arguing saw him handed an official warning by the chair umpire, who he later called a “disgrace”.last_img read more

Volleyball not overlooking Iowa before Nebraska trip

first_imgThe Wisconsin volleyball team knows there’s no such thing as an easy game in the Big Ten.That’s why the Badgers (15-13, 7-9) are focused on not overlooking Iowa (11-18, 1-15) on a weekend road trip that concludes with a date against No. 4 Nebraska (21-3, 14-2).While the Badgers play three consecutive ranked teams after the Hawkeyes, UW is wary of the proverbial “trap game” Friday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. While its record may not reflect it, Iowa is still a dangerous team despite its 11-match losing streak. Last week, Iowa took the first two sets against No. 8 Purdue, dropping the match in a five-set heartbreaker.Wisconsin hopes to come in strong against Iowa before focusing its attention on a trip to Lincoln, Neb.“We can’t overlook them,” junior Alexis Mitchell said. “They’ve obviously improved a ton, and in our past, Iowa has probably been our least favorite place to play. It’s a tough arena to play in. It’s really big, but there are not a lot of people, so it’s really quiet. We know that they’re capable to do a lot of things to stress us out, so we have to be ready to take care of business. We need to get business done quickly so we can focus on Nebraska.”The Hawkeyes also have some talented players, as sophomore setter Nikki Dailey currently ranks ninth in the conference in assists per set (9.15) and seventh in service aces per set (0.28). The Hawkeyes also boast a solid defender in Bethany Yeager, as the sophomore defensive specialist currently has the sixth-best digs to set ratio of anyone in the Big Ten (4.27).“This game is a psychological trap,” head coach Pete Waite said. “We’ve talked to the team about that, and they know that you can’t look at someone’s record. Watching film, Iowa’s improved a lot since the beginning of the season and we can tell that from just watching them and the scores they’ve been putting up. It’s a team that’s hungry for a win with nothing to lose. We’ve got to go in there and go after them early to earn the win.”After the Badgers battle the Hawkeyes, they will travel further west for a Saturday matchup with one of the premier programs in collegiate volleyball. While the Badgers were swept by the Cornhuskers in their last matchup, Wisconsin will be looking for its fifth upset win of the season.Nebraska contains one of the most balanced attacks in the conference, as four players average close to more than two kills per set. With an offensive attack led by 2010 AVCA All-American middle blocker Brooke Delano, Nebraska’s attack is the second best in the Big Ten with a .266 hitting percentage. Complementing Delano is junior outside hitter Gina Mancuso, who currently ranks seventh in the conference in kills per set (3.62) and eighth in points per set (4.13). The Badgers will also face the daunting challenge of facing the Huskers at home, where the team is undefeated this season.“Nebraska’s great and they’ve got a great environment, but it’s like our environment,” Waite said. “It’s very exciting with the crowd size. I know our players won’t have any problem getting up for that match. We’ve played and beaten top teams like Penn State. This team is comfortable in these kinds of matches. When we’re hitting on all cylinders, we’re a team to be reckoned with.”With only four matches remaining in the season, the Badgers will need to play their best volleyball this weekend and the rest of the season if they hope to bolster their NCAA tournament resume.“Mental toughness is going to be something really key for our team,” sophomore Annemarie Hickey said. “I think we’ve been going through ups and downs this year. We all want to make that tournament, so we need to give it our all this weekend.”last_img read more

Sky Betting & Gaming seeks 100 new jobs for Yorkshire operations

first_img StumbleUpon Yorkshire appoints Richard Flint as a ‘Welcome Advisor’ March 9, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Flutter finalises TSG merger agreement May 5, 2020 Flutter maintains confidence in Stars Group agenda  March 27, 2020 Share The governance of Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has confirmed that it will seek to create a further 100 new jobs within its Yorkshire offices of Leeds and Sheffield.Online betting operator SB&G is one of Yorkshire’s biggest technology employers, the betting firm has further been listed as one of the UK’s fastest growing digital tech enterprises.Since being taken into private ownership by private equity firm CVC Capital Partners in 2015, SB&G has more than doubled its workforce to 1,200 staff members.Last year SB&G significantly expanded its headquarters space within the Leeds Wellington Place tech hub. The firm’s Leeds HQ is supported by an operational hub located at the Eclectic Works Sheffield.Speaking to the media, Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Richard Flint commented on company update:“I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved in the past two years as an independent company.Not only do we now have more UK customers than any other operator but we’ve also made a significant contribution to the region that we call home.“Yorkshire has been a great place to grow our business and with continued investment from the Government in infrastructure and skills we are determined to keep playing our part in driving forward the Yorkshire tech economy.”last_img read more

March Madness 2019: Three takeaways from Duke’s last-second win over UCF

first_img March Madness 2019: No. 2 Tennessee survives OT after blowing 25-point lead Duke star Zion Williamson finished with 32 points and 11 rebounds. RJ Barrett chipped in 16 points, including the game-winner, for the Blue Devils.Tacko Fall, UCF’s 7-foot-6-inch center, tallied 15 points, six rebounds and three blocks in the losing effort. Related News That was something.In a game that came down to the final second, top-seeded Duke held off No. 9 UCF, 77-76, Sunday in Round of 32 action in the NCAA Tournament. Dawkins entered the game averaging 15.1 points on the season.Meanwhile, Taylor struggled from the field — he shot 2-of-10 — yet he converted on all but one of his 10 free throw attempts and registered 15 points. Here are three takeaways from Duke’s win:Duke fights off first challenger, barelyThe Blue Devils were two rolls away from going home early.Duke was trailing by three with 14 seconds left when Williamson was fouled while finishing a layup. He could have tied the score but missed the ensuing foul shot. Barrett, however, corralled the rebound and converted a layup of his own, which gave his team a one-point advantage.The Knights had the final possession and B.J. Taylor created a good look for the potential game-winner. His shot, however, rolled out and Aubrey Dawkins’ put-back attempt also bounced off the rim and out, sealing Duke’s win.A finish for the ages. 😱#MarchMADNESS | @DukeMBB— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 24, 2019Fall can hold his own, when he’s on the floorFall came to play  The big man was a force on both ends of the floor. He altered multiple Duke shots and converted easy dunks around the rim.During one sequence early in the first half, Fall blocked Williamson and followed with a put-back slam on the other end of the floor.Tacko Fall took full advantage of his length in the first half 🌮#MarchMadness | @UCF_MBB— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 24, 2019Fall also blocked Williamson about eight minutes into the final period, although there appeared to be a foul on the play.But, Fall dealt with foul trouble throughout the game, which limited his minutes. He fouled out with less than 30 seconds to play, moments before Barrett pulled in the offensive rebound that led to the deciding basket.UCF was more than just FallFall received most of the publicity entering the game. The Knights, however, are more than just one player.Dawkins, son of UCF coach Johnny Dawkins, delivered his best performance on the biggest stage. He tallied 32 points, along with four assists, and made shot after shot down the stretch to keep his team’s upset bid alive.last_img read more

Coach Eugene Wilson brings Tiger pride back to Wilkinsburg

first_imgEUGENE WILSON COACHING PLAYERSAt one time, Wilkinsburg was considered to be a hotbed for athletic talent.  High School legends like Donald Jay, Blaine Carter, John Bell, Rico Tyler, Walt Bowyer, Bruce Atkins, Mert Robinson, Tyrone Wilson, Skip Brown, Vance Arrington and John Ryan all began their rise in the hallway of Wilkinsburg High School.When former Wilkinsburg star Eugene Wilson returned to the scene of his earlier basketball glory this season, he knew it was important to win on the court, off the court and in the community.Throughout the season, coach Wilson continued his quest to reconnect the fans in Wilkinsburg with the Tigers.“My job is as the school district parent community liaison,” said Wilson. “We want to get the stakeholders; the parents involved.”In order to make sure his team would stay on the right track, he knew the staff had to sit down with their parents so everybody would be on the same page.“When parents are involved in the kids’ academics, the percentage of success is raised,” Wilson said.  “There was a little apprehension at first.  Once they saw that we were serious about not only basketball but their future.  Our players have a 3.2 GPA.”last_img read more