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Buttigieg makes final pitch to north-central Iowa voters

first_imgMASON CITY — Former South Bend Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg made his final campaign pitch to north-central Iowans last night with an appearance in Mason City. Buttigieg says if he’s elected president, he would select a vice president and cabinet that is diverse.   “I’ll be looking for balance and diversity. By the way, this is true for the VP, this is true for the cabinet. We need a cabinet, a top leadership team that reflects this country, racially for sure, geographically as well, gender-wise. You know there’s research that proves that if a company has gender balance on its board and top team, as a rule it’s more profitable, because they make better decisions. So it’s one of the reasons why I’ve committed that at least 50% of my cabinet will be women. Half the country is, and I think we’ll make better decisions.” Buttigieg says he’ll be looking for leaders who are committed to serve the country the best way possible.  “Governing wise, the moments you most earn your paycheck are moments when people you trust, who are in charge of important things, who you respect, who you consider smarter than you, don’t agree with each other on what to do, and the decision falls to you and you’ve got to choose a course of action. In order for that decision process to work, whether it’s a matter of war and peace. or whether it’s an economic question, or even a political decision, you have got to know that the people around you are telling you what they believe you need to hear, and I will draw out the voices of those who are prepared to tell me things that maybe aren’t convenient, but are necessary in order to make the best decision.” Buttigieg spoke to about 200 gathered at Music Man Square late Wednesday afternoon.last_img read more

1×1 Barcelona: Griezmann still in can opener mode

first_imgRakitic: We still don’t understand Setien’s obsession to put a player who is light years away from his best level. Mediocre in all facets of the game, with the ball at his feet was a real agony. It was Setién’s first change, in the 55th minute. Two minutes later Barça’s goal came.From Jong: Bad game of the Dutch, always choosing the worst option. If you want to aspire to win the Champions League, you have to shake … and much.Arturo vidal: The best Messi partner in the field. And to say this of the Chilean is a recognition of his game and a stick to Setién, who does not know how to accompany his best player of valid and referential partners. His testiculin is positive for the ability to push the field but when the fuses blow, he gets into scrubs that do not touch. His attempt to header Mario Rui cost him expulsion.Messi: It is more alone than one. He made war on his own, although it didn’t always work out. The Argentine was overwhelmed, both by the defensive cobweb of Naples, and the poor effectiveness of his teammates. He could not shine at Maradona’s house, but he was the only one in the field who was able to silence San Paolo himself.Griezmann: It is beginning to gain fame of can opener. Not in vain has opened the scoring in a total of eight games. With these numbers he is justifying his signing. And that in the game continues to show a worrying irregularity, but at the level of numbers its performance is being incontestable.CHANGES:Arthur: The Brazilian gave meaning and criteria in the game.Ansu Fati: He could barely participate when entering the last minutes. Ter Stegen: He made the statue in the goal of Mertens, perhaps because of Piqué that prevented him from seeing the trajectory of the ball, but then he removed the spine with two interventions at the top of Insigne and Callejón. Decisive for Barcelona not to leave with the tie uphill.Semedo: Fundamental in assisting the goal of Griezmann, both for his deep clearance after a great pass from Sergio Busquets and later pass to the French striker. Fast and solvent in the right wing.Pique: The worst part is that the injured party ended in the right ankle in a fortuitous play after a bad jump. The central, before retiring from the field, was making a serious game, but because of him came the goal of Naples.Umtiti: The Frenchman continues to show clear symptoms of insecurity because of his slowness. At the start of the ball he gave reasonable solutions to the team.Junior: Fatal. Party to forget yours. Without ideas, without depth, without conviction and without forcefulness. If this is the level for the match at the Bernabéu, may God take us confessed.Sergio Busquets: It remains who best interprets Setién’s booklet. He lost more than one ball, but recovered dozens and also contributed play between the lines. Griezmann’s goal sprouted from his boots. The worst news is that he will not be back at the Camp Nou having seen a yellow and completing the penalty cycle.last_img read more

Big tussle for Manning Cup semi-final spots

first_imgThree more groups could have their first set of qualifiers for the second round of the FLOW/ISSA Manning Cup when games are contested in zones B, C and F this afternoon.The biggest fight for places to the next round is in Zone F, where Vauxhall, Excelsior and Jonathan Grant high schools are jostling for the top two spots.In Zone F games, Vauxhall take on Jonathan Grant at Vauxhall, Excelsior play Spanish Town High at Spanish Town Prison Oval and Norman Manley High entertain Ascot High at Maxfield Park playing field.In Zone B, Hydel High face Haile Selassie High at Duhaney Park, Dunoon play Cumberland at Rockfort playing field and Greater Portmore tackle Papine High at Ferdie Neita Park in Zone B.While in Zone C, leaders St George’s College will not play until the following day, meaning Innswood, who face pointless Kingston Technical, have a great opportunity to overtake Denham Town High and join the front-runners at the top on 19 points. In the other Zone C game, Eltham face Ardenne in a game of only academic interest.Vauxhall High lead Group F with 19 points, four more than Excelsior High and Jonathan Grant, and a win for Keon Broderick’s team against one of their main challengers would cement their second-round berth.Vauxhall High have two games remaining, while Jonathan Grant and Excelsior High have three to play, which means a draw or loss for Vauxhall would keep the door open for the chasers.In Zone B, Hydel (19) hold a six-point lead and could seal a second-round spot with at least a point against Haile Selassie. If the latter fail to take full points, Hydel High will be assured of at least a place in the next round.Papine will start favourites against Greater Portmore in the group’s other game, but they need a win to stay in touch, as after today’s games, they only have one match to play, while Haile Selassie and Hydel have two games each.After dropping valuable points to Ardenne High this week, Innswood High could put themselves back in pole position with a win over Kingston Technical.The Spanish Town-based school trail St George’s (19) by three points and Denham Town (16) on goal difference. However, Denham Town play St George’s tomorrow, so this will be a chance for Innswood High to improve their chances of getting into the next round, although they have a game in hand.Jamaica College and Calabar from Zone A, Kingston College from Zone G and Charlie Smith from Zone D have already booked their places in the next round.Yesterday’s resultCharlie Smith 2 Holy Trinity 2Today’s GamesZone BHydel vs Haile SelassieDunoon vs CumberlandGreater Portmore vs PapineZone CEltham vs ArdenneInnswood vs KTHSZone FSpanish Town vs ExcelsiorJonathan Grant vs VauxhallNorman Manley vs AscotHome teams named first. All games start at 3:30 p.m.last_img read more

Alaska ousts San Miguel, barges into PBA semis

first_imgUST, La Salle forge 3-way tie in UAAP women’s hoops LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Alaska lowered the curtains on the season of powerhouse San Miguel Beer, hammering out a 96-85 victory with a virtuoso defensive performance in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night.The Aces thus ended a run of playoff futility against the Beermen, who exited on the wings of disappointment after winning the Philippine Cup this season.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Many had touted the Beermen to at least contend for all three titles this season after their powerhouse core got boosted with the arrival of top overall pick Christian Standhardinger.But after a runner-up finish to Barangay Ginebra in the Commissioner’s Cup, the Beermen wobbled early and faced an Alaska squad that owned a twice-to-beat incentive which the Aces did not have to use.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissLeading Best Import candidate Mike Harris finished with 25 points and 17 rebounds for Alaska, which faces the winner of the Meralco-Phoenix series.Simon Encisco added 15 points while Vic Manuel had 14 points and six boards. – INQUIRER SPORTS Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

China Turns Over 30 Motorbikes, Equipment to LNP

first_imgChinese Ambassador to Liberia, Zhang Yue, has assured the Liberia National Police (LNP) and the people of Liberia that China will continue to play its role in supporting and cooperating with Liberia to maintain peace and security in the wake of United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) drawdown. Ambassador Yue made the statement over the weekend when he turned over a consignment of equipment, including a fleet of 30 Chinese made police motorbikes, two Chinese made jeeps and several anti-riot gear valued at over 1.3 million RMB to the LNP. According to the Chinese Envoy, the donation was made possible through a request made by the LNP to the Ministry of Public Security of China. “It is the largest police aid from China to Liberia”, Amb. Yue said.The donation comes at a time when UNMIL is drawing down, and Liberia is on its path to post-Ebola recovery. “This donation aims at helping LNP to overcome difficulties of insufficient funds to change the old police equipment, to improve stability and maintenance and anti-riot ability of Liberian police force to play a positive role in guaranteeing long-term security and stability,” the Chinese Ambassador said as he turned over the items to LNP Director Chris Massaquoi.The Chinese Diplomat said China has been active in assisting the Liberian government and the people in their endeavors to reconstruct their country, adding, “We take Liberia’s development as our assistance priorities with the aim to bring tangible benefit to the Liberian people.”He said with the development of bilateral relations, the police exchanges and cooperation between China and Liberia have also been deepened steadily with the protocol signed between China and Liberia. China’s Female Police Unit (FPU) will conduct training of Liberian policemen in the process of handing over of the equipment. “So this handover is not only for hardware, but of capacity,” he added. LNP Director Chris Massaquoi, on receiving the items, lauded the government of China for the gesture, adding that it will help the LNP in addressing the many challenges the force is faced with in providing security to Liberians.Director Massaquoi said China has been a partner in the restructuring process of the LNP stressing that the police will continue to exhibit professionalism in the performance of their duty to Liberians.He said the donation will help the police in getting adequately prepared to respond to the many the challenges that might face them in the wake of UNMIL’s drawdown.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gunmen strike again in Eccles

first_img…another family terrorised, robbedHours after armed men had terrorised and robbed the occupants of a home in Eccles, East Bank Demerara, gunmen stuck again, this time relieving a trio of an undisclosed sum of cash and valuables in the wee hours of Thursday.Based on reports received, two armed men gained access to the ‘EE’ Eccles, East Bank Demerara home at about 02:30h through a “high lighter” window located on the lower flat of the two-storey building. At the time, Krista Vicente, 29; Mohamed Zameer Bana, 30; and Prathish Madan, 19, were at home, having earlier secured their home and retiring to bed at about 00:15h on Thursday.Having reportedly kicked open the bedroom doors of the victims, the two armed intruders ordered them to assemble in one room. There, holding the trio at gunpoint, the intruders demanded cash and other valuables.Retaliating to the trio’s initial reluctant to cooperate, the men tied Bana’s feet with a belt and his hands with his shirt, even as they continued to terrorise and intimidate the trio to hand over their valuables.While one of the men held the trio at gunpoint, the other ransacked the home and found two Movado wrist watches, one gold wedding band, to high-end mobile phones, one electronic tablet, a laptop computer, and an undisclosed sum of cash.Apparently satisfied with their booty, the intruders reportedly left the scene, after which the occupants raised an alarm and contacted the Police.When the Police arrived, they took statements and dusted the area for finger prints. However, nobody has as yet been arrested, but investigations continue.Last Wednesday, four persons were terrorised and robbed after four armed man burgled their home in the wee hours of the morning. In that robbery, cash and several pieces of jewellery were taken.last_img read more

Killbillies battle Grim Reapers in Grimshaw Saturday night

first_imgThe Killbilles dropped that game 208-185 in what was one of their best showings to date. The action in Grimshaw gets started at 7 p.m. Saturday night from the Baytex Energy Centre.Following this weekend’s game, the Killbillies will then start preparing for their home opener from the North Peace Arena on June 15. That game gets underway at 7 o’clock.- Advertisement –last_img

County legal costs neared a record high

first_imgBy Troy Anderson STAFF WRITER Los Angeles County’s legal costs jumped 17percent from $86 million in 2005-06 to $101million last fiscal year, just shy of the record high, officials said Friday. The $51 million in settlements and judgments was 20 percent higher than the average paid in the past five years and 32 percent higher than the previous year. Agoura Hills attorney Robert Nagle, who helped cut the county’s litigation costs from a high of $109 million in 2002-03 to $75 million in 2004-05, alleged in a letter to the supervisors last year that County Counsel Ray Fortner’s office hid information about rising costs. “(We) are very concerned that there is a backsliding into a lack of oversight in the monitoring of legal costs,” said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. “There needs to be an independent investigation as to why this guy was terminated. The decreased costs during his tenure suggest he was doing precisely what he was hired to do.” Litigation cost manager Steven H. Estabrook, who replaced Nagle, said the County Counsel’s Office is working to bring the costs down. “They are making sure the fees we are paying are appropriate to outside counsel,” Estabrook said. “Efforts are also being undertaken to make sure the cases are being properly managed, the proper amounts are spent on settlements and the right cases are going to trial.” In the report, Estabrook said supervisors approved 238 lawsuit settlements last fiscal year totaling $36million. Ten of the cases involved amounts of more than $1 million and contributed to more than half the total value of all settlements. Settlements included $2.8 million for former jail inmate Jose Beas, who was severely beaten by other inmates, and $1 million for the family of Chadwick Shane Cochran, a mentally ill inmate who was beaten to death after he was left unsupervised. The supervisors also approved $1.8 million in a case involving a sexual assault by a sheriff’s deputy and a $1.8 million medical malpractice suit in which a baby died. The total amount paid in settlements for the year includes $11.7 million for settlements made in prior years, including $2.5 million paid to attorneys overseeing a consent decree. The number of cases the county took to trial dropped from 38 to 24 last fiscal year. The county prevailed in 15 of those cases. The amount of money spent on legal fees and outside law firms totaled $50 million last fiscal year, 6 percent more than the prior year. Estabrook said the County Counsel’s Office fees and costs have increased as in-house services have replaced some of those previously provided by outside law firms. “The increase in in-house fees is also attributable to upward adjustments of in-house billing rates brought about by annual increases in salaries and employee benefits,” Estabrook wrote. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The disclosure is expected to be presented to the Board of Supervisors this month, but some have already expressed concern. “Supervisor Gloria Molina is very concerned that these costs went up for another year in a row,” said Roxane Marquez, Molina’s spokeswoman. “It’s a troubling trend in large part because the supervisors have taken strong steps to decrease legal costs. The fundamental reason we insisted that the county counsel hire a litigation cost manager was to get a handle on our legal fees. “County counsel said they heard our message loud and clear, but these numbers indicate the opposite,” Marquez said. The findings come shortly after the supervisors approved a $450,000 wrongful-termination settlement for the county’s former litigation cost manager. last_img read more

Revealed! Transfer table – Premier League clubs ranked by most done deals so far

first_img Sunderland have made no signings so far this summer! Find out which Premier League clubs have made the most signings – click the arrow above, right, and find out… =6. Manchester City have made three signings – City have signed Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund for £21m, Nolito from Celta Vigo for £14m, and Oleksandr Zinchenko from FC Ufa for an undisclosed fee. 20 20 =16. West Brom have made one signing – The Baggies have signed Matt Phillips from Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee. 20 =2. Middlesbrough have made six signings – Boro have signed Viktor Fischer from Ajax for £3.8m, Bernardo Espinosa from Sporting Gijon on a free transfer, Marten De Roon from Atalanta for a reported £12m, Jordan McGhee from Heart of Midlothian on loan, Victor Valdes from Manchester United on a free transfer, and Antonio Barragan from Valencia for £3m. 20 20 =12. Tottenham have made two signings – Spurs have signed Victor Wanyama from Southampton for around £11m and Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar for £17m. =16. Burnley have made one signing – The Clarets signed Jimmy Dunne on a free transfer. 20 20 =6. Everton have made three signings – The Toffees have signed Bassala Sambou from Coventry City for an undisclosed compensation fee, Chris Renshaw from Oldham Athletic for an undisclosed fee, and Maarten Stekelenburg from Fulham… also for an undisclosed fee! 20 20 Joint 19. Stoke City have also made no signings so far this summer – along with Sunderland, the only clubs not to have made an acquisition yet. Click the arrow above, right, to find out who has actually signed some players! =2. West Ham United have made six signings – The Hammers have signed Toni Martinez from Valencia for £2.4m, Havard Nordtveit from Borussia Moenchengladbach on a free transfer, Domingos Quina for free, Sofiane Feghouli from Valencia on a free transfer, Gokhan Tore from Besiktas on loan, and Ashley Fletcher from Manchester United for free. 20 For all the latest transfer rumours, check out transfer window is open and the signings are coming thick and fast, making it difficult to keep up with all the latest moves.Take a look at our slideshow above, which reveals how many signings each Premier League club has so far made.Correct up to and including signings made on 16 July 2016. 1. Bournemouth have made seven signings – The Cherries have signed Emerson Hyndman from Fulham on a free transfer, Nathan Ake from Chelsea on loan, Lys Mousset from Le Havre for an undisclosed fee, Mark Travers after a trial, Mikael Ndjoli from Millwall, Lewis Cook from Leeds and Jordon Ibe from Liverpool. 20 20 =16. Hull City have made one signing – The Tigers have signed Will Mannion from AFC Wimbledon (fee to be decided by a tribunal). =6. Liverpool have made three signings – The Reds have signed Joel Matip from Schalke on a free transfer, Loris Karius from FSV Mainz 05 for £4.7m, and Sadio Mane from Southampton for £34m. 4. Leicester City have made five signings – The Foxes have signed Ron-Robert Zieler from Hannover 96 for an undisclosed fee, Luis Hernandez from Sporting Gijon on a free transfer, Raul Uche Rubio from Valencia for an undisclosed fee, Nampalys Mendy from Nice for £13m, and Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow for a reported £18m. =6. Crystal Palace have made three signings – The Eagles have signed Andros Townsend from Newcastle United for £13m, Steve Mandanda from Marseille for an undisclosed fee, and James Tomkins from West Ham United for £10m. 20 =6. Swansea City have made three signings – The Swans have signed Leroy Fer from Queens Park Rangers for a fee in the region of £3m, Mike van der Hoorn from Ajax for an undisclosed fee, and Tyler Reid from Manchester United for another undisclosed fee. 5. Watford have made four signings – The Hornets have signed Jerome Sinclair from Liverpool for a reported £4m compensation fee, Christian Kabasele from Genk for an undisclosed fee, Isaac Success from Granada for a reported £12.5m, and Juan Camilo Zuniga on loan from Napoli. =12. Southampton have made two signings – The Saints have signed Nathan Redmond from Norwich City for an undisclosed fee, and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Bayern Munich for £12.8m. 20 =12. Chelsea have made two signings – The Blues have signed Michy Batshuayi from Marseille for £33m, and N’Golo Kante from Leicester City, also for around £30m. 20 =12. Arsenal have made two signings – The Gunners have signed Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach for £35m and Takuma Asano from Hiroshima Sanfrecce for an undisclosed fee. 20 20 20 =6. Manchester United have made three signings – The Red Devils have signed Eric Bailly from Villarreal for £30m, Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund for an undisclosed fee. 20 20last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL woman Maura Gallagher, a Foróige Youth Entrepreneurship teacher has been selected as Ireland’s best and will be honoured at the “Salute to the Entrepreneurial Spirit” Awards in…New York City!She will represent Foróige NFTE as a 2012 Global Enterprising Educator of the Year Winner, presented by MasterCard Worldwide.Maura is based in the Ballyshannon/Bundoran Neighbourhood Youth Project and will receive a commemorative award and an all expense-paid trip to the Big Apple.   DONEGAL WOMAN TO BE HONOURED IN NEW YORK FOR YOUTH WORK was last modified: March 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallyshannonbundoranDONEGAL WOMAN TO BE HONOURED IN NEW YORK FOR YOUTH WORKforoigelast_img read more