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  • Trump undermining FBI to save his skin

    first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThere are times when all I can say is “You just can’t make it up.” Such is apropos to the release of a wholly partisan GOP memo which charges that the FBI and Department of Justice, both past and present, deceived the FISA court and unscrupulously surveilled a Trump campaign aide, not once, but repeatedly.What appears obvious is the chair of the GOP-led House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, cherry-picked selective classified intelligence information to demean the work of our intelligence people in a manner intended to undercut the Mueller investigation.Shockingly, Nunes, abetted by the White House, released this report despite warnings of FBI Director Wray, who said the memo paints a false narrative of bureau activities. Specifically, Wray, a Trump appointee, said “the FBI has grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.” Over the weekend, Nunes promised more memos. If I read this all correctly, Trump, who seems to aspire to be an autocrat and who has accomplices in Congress, is pulling out all stops to undermine the Mueller investigation. He is willing to mortgage the credibility and reputation of the FBI and the entire intelligence community to save his own skin.As reported in the New York Times, Peter Baker, who has covered the Trump/Russian connection since the campaign, stated that “Trump’s war on the nation’s law enforcement apparatus is unlike anything America has seen in modern times.”I’m uncertain how dangerous this is for our democracy. But, I continue to retain confidence that Special Counsel Mueller, a man of unquestioned integrity, will get to the bottom of this. I’m not confident, however, that our Congress will step up and carry out its constitutional duty.Robert K. CorlissSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departmentsSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyMotorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%last_img read more

  • Lend Lease axed from Hampshire scheme

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  • Hermes GPE raises $1.6bn in private equity

    first_imgHermes GPE, a global private equity specialist, has raised $1.6bn (€1.4bn) in private equity, and has closed the latest iteration of its co-investment Club series, PEC IV, with more than $600m raised.The investment fund was launched just over a year ago with an initial target of $350m and an original hard cap of $450m. With investor support, Hermes GPE was able to substantially exceed these amounts, raising $603.5m from global pension funds, professional investors and asset managers including the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS), State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, the Local Pensions Partnership, CPP Investment Board, Hostplus, Ardian, Korea Teachers Credit Union, SeAH Group of Korea and Decalia Asset Management. Hermes GPE also raised a further $100m for a co-investment sidecar mandate from an existing client at the same time, a statement revealed.Peter Gale, head of private equity at Hermes GPE, said: “The continued support of BTPS is a significant endorsement of our track record and investment strategy. Raising the latest iteration of our co-investment Club concept well above target, as well as expanding its geographical reach via the addition of new Korean investors, significantly strengthens our co-investment capabilities.”The Hermes GPE team have started investing a new private equity mandate from BTPS worth $900m, continuing a long-standing investment partnership. And additional $100m has been invested throguh PEC IV. This latest allocation from BTPS totalling $1bn will be invested over three years and split equally between co-investments and funds, the firm stated. Hermes GPE has a 19-year track record in private equity co-investments, investing more than $3bn in more than 200 global co-investments. PEC IV has already committed around $220m to 24 investments in growth-oriented companies and structural investment themes which the firm believe will demonstrate strong through-the-cycle performance, and continues to have a pipeline of similarly attractive deals.The firm’s investment strategy is guided by a thematic overlay, with a particular  focus on ‘people, planet, productivity’ isolating structural growth themes that are uncorrelated with the economic cycle, Gale said, adding that “this enables the creation of consistent and sustainable ‘alpha’ independent of market cycles.”last_img read more

  • ​Everton target summer deal for Lille defender Gabriel

    first_img But that hasn’t deterred Everton from pursuing a move for the 6ft 3in centre-back. Read Also:Aubameyang’s double rescues Gunners against Everton Gabriel has played 32 times already for the Ligue 1 club this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisement Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There? Loading… center_img Everton want to sign Lille defender Gabriel this summer, according to reports. De Laurentiis opted to sack Ancelotti after a poor start to the season but regrets the move According to The Mirror, the 22-year-old is a main target for Carlo Ancelotti. Lille have slapped a £30m price-tag on the Brazilian.Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Cincinnati Reds

    first_imgWe still have most of the month of September left in the major league baseball season, and the Reds are still close enough that they could possibly make the playoffs.  It became obvious last Sunday that the Reds’ brain trust doesn’t really think this is going to happen.When you have many high salaried players who are nearing free agency and you are not winning, you look at how your team can start saving money.   Jonathan Broxton was the first to go.  He is a high-priced relief pitcher who Milwaukee wanted for their pennant drive.  The Reds felt they could get some young talent for the future by trading him before the first of September.Now the Reds will have to decide if such players as Cueto, Simon, and others are worth long-term contracts or whether they need to look elsewhere to put a long time winning team on the field.  Other teams have gone through this and it is usually a several year process to totally rebuild a major league team.  The Reds will have to decide if they can do this in a year or two or if they need to stay with some of these older players and then eventually have to rebuild over several agonizing years.  Time will tell what they decide.last_img read more

  • Trooper Wandersee promoted to Sergeant

    first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indiana State Police Master Trooper Eric Wandersee has been recently promoted to the rank of Sergeant.Wandersee is a native of Centerville.He began his law enforcement career in 1999 upon graduating from the State Police Academy and was assigned to the Versailles Post and patrolled Dearborn County.In July 2001, Wandersee transferred to the Connersville post and patrolled Wayne County.Sergeant Wandersee will serve as legislative liaison with the Indiana State Police Legal Office.last_img

  • IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through Feb. 20

    first_imgSmiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 151; 2. Kevin Ward (114), Abilene, Texas, 139; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 120; 4. Christopher Stew­art, Tatum, N.M., 119; 5. Brandon Blake, Odessa, Texas, 110; 6. Damon Hammond, Bur­leson, Texas, 88; 7. Kale Westover, Altus, Okla., 75; 8. Matt Mueller, Stamford, Texas, 67; 9. Danny Cavanagh, Fort Worth, Texas, 57; 10. Gary Underwood, Abilene, Texas, 51; 11. Tyler Fain, Tuscola, Texas, 49; 12. Dan Day, Farmersville, Texas, 46; 13. David Sanford, Trent, Texas, 42; 14. R.J. Navarro, Amarillo, Texas, 41; 15. Rowdy Day, Greenville, Texas, 40; 16. Kaden Hon­eycutt, Aledo, Texas, 37; 17. Justin White, Ector, Texas, 36; 18. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 35; 19. John “Jay” Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 31; 20. Justin Johnson, Odessa, Texas, 27.  IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 543; 2. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif., 431; 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 392; 4. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark., 387; 5. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 348; 6. Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., 336; 7. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 335; 8. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 324; 9. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 318; 10. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 256; 11. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 249; 12. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 248; 13. Joey Price, Great Falls, Mont., 243; 14. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 232; 15. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., and Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., both 231; 17. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 216; 18. R.C. Whit­well, Longdale, Okla., 210; 19. Justen Yeager, Green River, Wy., and Austin Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., both 207. Junior National Championship – 1. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 296; 2. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 235; 3. Michael Thing, Campo, Calif., 134; 4. Jerry Flippo, Bakersfield, Calif., 126; 5. T.J. Wyman, Laveen, Ariz., 94; 6. Brock Rogers, Yuma, Ariz., 54; 7. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, 37; 8. Dann E. Perry III, Laughlin, Nev., 35; 9. Tomi Duarte, Yuma, Ariz., 33; 10. Cameron Williams, Mohave Valley, Ariz., 28; 11. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 20; 12. Abby Meulebroeck, Gilbert, Ariz., 17. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Darren Sage, Yuma, Ariz., 101; 2. Billy Ayres, Glendale, Ariz., 100; 3. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 96; 4. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, and Frank Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., both 40; 6. Steve Riojas, Waxahachie, Texas, and Jesse James, Yuma, Ariz., both 39; 8. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, and Ryan McNaughton, Yuma, Ariz., both 38; 10. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, and Matthew Schlamann, Yuma, Ariz., both 36; 12. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 35; 13. Bondy Cannon, Mineral Wells, Texas, and Zachary Kelly, Yuma, Ariz., both 34; 15. Patrick Miller, Rhome, Texas, 33; 16. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 32; 17. Brandon McFall, Abilene, Texas, and Shawn Rico, Yuma, Ariz., both 31; 19. Har­old Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, and Nathaniel Johncour, Yuma, Ariz., both 30. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 511; 2. Taylor Ku­ehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 478; 3. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 383; 4. Clay Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 317; 5. Camron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., and David Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., both 307; 7. Michael Wells, Pahrump, Nev., 298; 8. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 265; 9. Ty Rogers, Somer­ton, Ariz., 263; 10. Slade Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., 261; 11. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 235; 12. Kyle Salo, Peoria, Ariz., 221; 13. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 220; 14. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 215; 15. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Mont., 214; 16. Ron Schreiner, Tucson, Ariz., 212; 17. Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., 210; 18. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 197; 19. Brady Bjella, Wil­liston, N.D., 193; 20. Timothy Allerdings, Prescott Valley, Ariz., 192. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 562; 2. Brendon LaBatte, Noonan, N.D., 409; 3. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 349; 4. Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., 342; 5. Aaron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 337; 6. Irvin Kevin Roberts, Gresham, Ore., 307; 7. Leslie Gill, Odessa, Texas, 302; 8. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 296; 9. J.C. Parmeley, Peoria, Ariz., 247; 10. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 239; 11. Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M., 227; 12. Troy Jerovetz, Iowa Falls, Iowa, 224; 13. Gene Henrie, Cedar City, Utah, 213; 14. Tony Hill, Cortez, Colo., 196; 15. Sean Gentry, Dayton, Ore., 193; 16. Craig Miller, Hutchinson, Kan., 191; 17. Wes­tin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 189; 18. Andrew Burg, Maricopa, Ariz., 184; 19. Andrew Mathers, Eugene, Ore., 183; 20. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 181. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Brad King, New Town, N.D., 380; 2. Jason Duggins, Farming­ton, N.M., 356; 3. Joshua Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 267; 4. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 256; 5. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 244; 6. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 237; 7. Jason Penny, Yuma, Ariz., 236; 8. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 228; 9. Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 219; 10. Francisco Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 217; 11. Paul O’Connor, Surprise, Ariz., 208; 12. Andrew Pearce, Meadow, Utah, 175; 13. Oscar Duarte, Yuma, Ariz., 174; 14. Ron Roe, Phoenix, Ariz., 164; 15. David Callis, Yuma, Ariz., 139; 16. Eric Knutson, Slater, Iowa, and Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., both 113; 18. Jeffrey Callis, Yuma, Ariz., 112; 19. Nathan DeRagon, Peoria, Ariz., 106; 20. Kyle Williams, Glen­dale, Ariz., 105.last_img read more

  • Allardyce warning over Bale

    first_img He went on: “That’s Gareth Bale and he’s been the major difference between Tottenham and the teams they’ve played recently. “Not only has he scored very important goals, but they’ve been stunning goals at that. He’s going to need some looking after on Monday night.” Clint Dempsey, Lewis Holtby, Aaron Lennon and Mousa Dembele are all capable of popping up with goals for Spurs but Allardyce is keen for the club’s fans to get behind his players, who he believes are more than able to provide moments of magic themselves. He said: “If we can do that we nullify a threat that Tottenham have. Of course [Aaron] Lennon is a threat down the other side, but he doesn’t quite score as many goals as Gareth Bale. “We’re not sure yet whether Jermain Defoe will be fit, but certainly we’ve got to cope with that strike force. “Our home form has been excellent all season and so we’re going to hopefully make sure Tottenham worry about us for a long period of time on Monday night, rather than us worry about them too much.” The Welsh winger has been in scintillating form for Spurs this season, already scoring 17 goals and hauling Andre Villas-Boas’ side out of trouble on more than one occasion. Allardyce saw his side lose 3-1 at White Hart Lane in November, with Bale’s name on the scoresheet and a Jermain Defoe brace proving enough for Spurs to take the points. “They’ve been very good,” Allardyce said of Spurs’ season. “The team from an attacking point of view has been outstanding, Recently they’ve lost their leading goalscorer, who is Jermain Defoe, and (Emmanuel) Adebayor has been away at the Africa Cup of Nations, so from a goalscoring point of view they’ve had to rely on one man and one man only to come up with the goods.” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes his side will have a greater chance of beating London rivals Tottenham on Monday night if they can stop Gareth Bale lighting up Upton Park.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Koeman not focused on top four

    first_img “Maybe in three weeks it will be different, but we are watching the teams around us at the moment and behind us. That’s our focus, rather than second or first place. “It’s not all about the top four places in the table. “We are trying to reach a European position for next season, that is the target. “Seventh place may be enough for that or sixth.” Southampton looked on course for a third consecutive game without a win, after defeats to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup and Swansea in the league. Mane’s injury-time strike, however, continued the team’s charge for the Champions League spots ahead of crucial matches at home to West Ham and Liverpool. “How we played today and the result was very important,” Koeman said. “In a season you always have some key moments and one of these was today. Southampton manager Ronald Koeman insists he is still looking “down rather than up” the table, despite Saints climbing to third with a 1-0 victory at QPR on Saturday. Sadio Mane scored a 93rd-minute winner at Loftus Road to put Southampton two points clear of fourth-placed Manchester United, who play on Sunday, and only four behind Manchester City. “I still look down more than up,” Koeman said. “After last week’s defeat, we needed to show how we like to play football and to have a good result and get three points. “That’s very good. It’s our fourth win away in a row and that’s fantastic.” The only negative for Southampton saw defender Matt Targett taken to hospital following a head collision in the first half. “The doctors say he is under control,” Koeman said. “That is very good news because when something like that happens on the pitch, it can be difficult and dangerous.” Defeat for Rangers means they remain second bottom of the table after four consecutive league defeats. Chris Ramsey and Kevin Bond took charge for the game and the duo will remain in the dugout for Tuesday’s match at Sunderland as the club searches for a permanent successor to Harry Redknapp. “It’s very difficult when you’re at the bottom,” Ramsey said. “It seems like the luck always goes against you, but we have to look at ourselves and realise we’ve got ourselves in this position. “It’s very difficult to keep believing in whatever gameplan you put together but we have to have one plan. “We’ve got 19 points, the team above us has 20 and then there are some teams above the line with 20. “If you put two wins together you can end up well away from the relegation zone.” Ramsey recalled out-of-favour forward Adel Taarabt to the Rangers starting line-up but, other than a handful of neat touches, the Moroccan struggled to make an impact and was replaced in the second half. “Adel gave his all for the hour that he had,” Ramsey said. “He’s not match-conditioned yet. We did see glimpses of the brilliance that he has and I was quite happy with his performance from a team point of view. “I’m hoping when he becomes more conditioned he can show what he’s got.” Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Wisconsin’s Smith decides to transfer

    first_imgWisconsin women’s basketball head coach Bobbie Kelsey announced earlier today that sophomore guard Lindsay Smith has decided to leave the Badgers and transfer immediately. Smith, a Dewitt, Iowa native had seen a diminished role in 2012, averaging less than four minutes per game and scoring just three points on the season. This came after playing in 26 games as a freshman, when she averaged nearly 10 minutes per game in Kelsey’s first season.Smith has not said where she intends to transfer. Kelsey noted that she believes Smith can play a major role once she finds a specific program to fit her style.“We are sad to see Lindsay leave our program, however she felt she needed to explore other options to gain more playing time,” Kelsey said. “She was a very hard worker and smart player for us. I have no doubt she will be able to contribute to a program that fits her abilities.”As a freshman, Smith made two career starts against Iowa and Michigan State, contributing 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game throughout the season.She was a four-time all-state selection from Central DeWitt High School and a McDonald’s All-American nominee.Smith is the second UW player to transfer this fall after Makailah Dyer left the team in November.last_img read more