Democratic candidate Steyer stops in Mason City

first_imgMASON CITY — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer stopped in Mason City on Saturday morning. Steyer says after going door-to-door and talking with people for the last seven years that it’s clear in his mind that people do not know what it means to be an American, with personal tensions rising high.  “If you look at the level of anxiety and depression in this country, as an American to me it’s shocking. There’s no doubt in my mind that it’s correlated and caused by the election of Donald Trump. This is not something I’m making up, all the statistics say the same thing. There’s has been a spike in anxiety and depression in the United States because we don’t know what we’re doing, we don’t know what we stand for, we don’t know why we’re on the Earth.”Steyer says President Trump is a failed businessman who has led the United States down the wrong economic path.   “I actually did build a business from scratch. I spent 30 years figuring out what creates a successful company, what creates a successful country. Why he’s such a fake as a business person — he played a business person on a reality TV show — that isn’t reality, it’s a reality TV show. He’s was a failed business person, he’s been a terrible steward of the American economy.” Steyer says the trade wars Trump has gotten the US into have hurt American businesses and farmers.  “We’re in the state of Iowa — he has been terrible for Iowa, and someone has to go and say ‘you sir are a fraud, you are a fake, you are bad for Americans in terms of the economy, you failed just the way you failed in business, and we are your most recent Atlantic City casino project’ which by the way all failed. It’s hard to believe.  He is a business person who went bankrupt in the casino business. That’s impossible to do by the way. Think about it, you set the odds.” Steyer spoke to a crowd of about 75 gathered at the MacNider Art Museum.last_img read more

Kapil Dev feels MS Dhoni should only be recalled to the Indian team under…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Star Sports/APAdvertisement fiavviNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs61ltkWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Erq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) apzlWould you ever consider trying this?😱w3riaCan your students do this? 🌚7k7wRoller skating! Powered by Firework Although the fans will see the former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni back in action in this year’s Indian Premier League, there still hasn’t been any update on the legendary wicket keeping batsman’s hiatus from international duty. Since the 2019 World Cup MS Dhoni hasn’t donned the Indian jersey, and his supporters are eager to see their idol back in action for Team India. However, Indian cricketing legend Kapil Dev has other thoughts.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Star Sports/APIts now seven months since the world cup semi final, and while Dhoni spent his time off from the pitch with golf session and training with the Indian Army, its only recent that Chennai Super Kings announced their captain’s early return to the practice nets.While the fandom wants to see Mahi back for the Men in Blue in this year’s ICC T20 Cricket World Cup in October, Kapil Dev thinks there are other factors which come in play for the 38 year old’s return.Advertisement “As his fan, yes (would like to see him playing the T20 World Cup) but as a cricketer I think it all depends on the management,” Dev said at an event in Noida on Thursday.Looking at this long gap away from competitive cricket, Kapil Dev feels this may have a detrimental effect on Dhoni’s chances of making a return to Team India.Advertisement He continued: “He (Dhoni) hasn’t played for one year. He should play more matches to be in the team. There shouldn’t be different parameters for different players.”Although stating that he focuses on fresh players in the IPL, the 1983 world cup winning captain commended the achievements of the 2011 world cup winning captain.Dev added: “It’s not just Dhoni who is playing the IPL. I am a person who looks for a young player who we can be proud of in the next 10 years. I think Dhoni has already done so much for the country.” “He is on his last leg. I am his fan so I would love to see him but in IPL I am looking for the next generation.” the 61 year old concluded.Also read-Top Indian bowler an injury doubt for second test against New ZealandRead VVS Laxman’s advice to Prithvi Shaw: You’re better off playing like this in New Zealand! Advertisementlast_img read more

Russian and Ukrainian leagues to be suspended after consulting UEFA, according to press

first_imgThe Russian and Ukrainian soccer leagues will almost certainly be suspended this Tuesday after planned consultations with UEFA by videoconference, as reported this Monday by the Sport-Express newspaper.Both championships were together with the Turkish and the Hungarian the only ones from the European continent that played their matches at the weekend, although in the case of the Ukrainian all the matches were played behind closed doors.Some matches in Russia were held in front of tens of thousands of spectators, with the exception of Moscow, where a limitation of a maximum of 5,000 people for any public event has been in force since last week.In Saint Petersburg, whose stadium has a capacity of almost 70,000 spectators, a similar restriction of a maximum of 1,000 people went into effect today, Monday.The press rules out that both championships are contrary to UEFA, even more so when the minimum attendance of spectators in Moscow, Kiev or Saint Petersburg does not make the opening of the stadiums profitable. Although in Russia there have not been many cases compared to countries such as Spain or Italy, the Kremlin has adopted draconian measures such as the closure of borders with China and Belarus, the cancellation of summits and forums, the suspension of flights, mandatory quarantines or the voluntary attendance at schools.Sport-Express assumes that the Eurocup will be postponed until 2021, so in May and June there will be plenty of dates to finish the league championship in both countries.In the case of Ukraine, although it has only recorded one death so far, all matches have already been held behind closed doors.In addition, the federation is considering giving champion to Shakhtar Donetsk, who has a 13 point advantage over the second and third classified, Zariá and Dinamo Kiev, respectively.No one has mentioned that possibility in Russia, although Zenit’s advantage over the second, Krasnodar, is also notable, nine points, with eight days to go.Saint Petersburg would be one of the cities affected by the cancellation of the European Championship, as it had to host the first phase matches and one of the quarterfinals.last_img read more

More learning, more success

first_imgThe younger generation of volleyball fans may not exactly know of Kiraly’s game until they hit the internet for a quick review. But the PSL coaches, who were to undergo a clinic with Kiraly later in the afternoon, clearly knew him and had followed his indoor and beach volleyball accomplishments.Kiraly was in town for the clinic and the formal opening of the PSL Grand Prix tournament. Suzara invited the game’s legend when they met in Japan in a recent international tournament. It didn’t take long for Kiraly to agree to come over as he was aware of how the game has grown in this part of the world.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn the press conference and in the clinic, Kiraly shared lessons from years of playing and coaching. “You don’t have to be the tallest team to do well,” Kiraly explained, citing the Thai and Japanese volleyball teams as great examples of what sound fundamentals can do.Aside from discussing the game’s technical aspects, Kiraly emphasized in the clinic that “If there’s more learning in a team, there will be much more success.” The nature of the game, with its limited number of passes, compels teams to have players with multiple skills so that anyone on the floor should know how to set, dig, block and attack. “We don’t have a lot of time to handle the ball,” he pointed out. Trust is also important, Kiraly explained to the local coaches. It spills over to allowing assistants to teach and have a say in how things are run. “You might get sick one day and your assistant needs to take over,” Kiraly said.All sports should make an effort like that of the PSL to continuously look for ways to upgrade their game. And with Karch Kiraly’s visit, you get lessons not only on how to play but a serving as well of the values indispensable for team success.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Isaac hopes to see FEU connection thrive in Blackwater It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Karch Kiraly. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUnited States national women’s volleyball coach and three-time Olympic gold medalist Karch Kiraly was clearly delighted that the Philippine volleyball community knew him very well.“I covered you in the 1988 Seoul Olympics,” I told Kiraly as we were introduced by Philippine Superliga president Tats Suzara. “That surely dates us,” Kiraly smiled back. ESPN 5 sports head Patricia Bermudez-Hizon and I were clearly fans as we talked shop with Kiraly, who also dabbles in the game’s TV coverage.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

Lone Star B’ball Skipper Earns CPA Degree

first_imgThe captain and guard of former basketball champions, NPA Pythons, Raphael M. Quaye, who is also the captain of Lone Star has graduated from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, earning a Certified Public Accountant degree.The basketball icon, 38, graduated on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Accra, Ghana.Quaye would be admitted as a member of the CA in September-2014 after a completion of a three-day induction course.“I’m happy to strive to be a mentor to upcoming basketball players,” he said. “I want to encourage other basketballers to pursue education while playing.”Quaye qualified to earn a CA when he successfully passed the Uniform Chartered Accountant Examination administered by the Liberia Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA).The LICPA further said basketball playerQuaye qualified along with three others to complete part four of the institute’s professional examinations.He works with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).The Executive Director of LICPA, James Dorbor Jallah said this is the very first time that local accountants have qualified as full professionals without traveling overseas.Quaye is an aggressive basketball guard and also a three-pointer.He began playing basketball with Commissioner, from 1993-1995 and later joined NPA Pythons in 1996, where he is still playing as a Point Guard.Former Python’s Coach Matthew Gbamore said his presence on the team helped the team to capture seven 1st division championships.Chartered Accountant (CA) originated from British Royal Charter and widely spread to the Commonwealth since its inception in 19th century, while the CPA is the brand title of qualified accountants in the United States.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Private schools stand against 14% VAT on private education

first_imgThe protest against VAT on private education was, early on Thursday afternoon, given new life when demonstrators — parents of Guyana’s Private Schools United — picketed the Finance Ministry, demanding that Finance Minister Winston Jordan remove the burdensome tax on private education, implemented in February 2017, because it is penalising those who opt for private education.The protest against VAT on private education was revived on Thursday“What you (the Finance Minister) are effectively doing is causing your society to depreciate in terms of the level and quality of individuals that you have,” one parent stressed. That parent also noted that he has had to take on additional employment to pay the increase in fees charged by private schools.Attorney-at-Law Nadia Sagar, another parent, highlighted that the public school system would not be able to accommodate an influx of private school students, which is estimated to be well over 10,000.“If you had to place those children in public schools, where would they go?” she asked,” adding, “So, rather than penalizing private schools, you really ought to be looking for ways to help them”.Sixth Form School of the Nations students have complained of the challenges they are facing with the inclusion of VAT on their education. “If we can’t afford our education, how are we going to live?” questioned a first year sixth form student of that institution, who indicated that the protest would last for as long as it takes to reverse the imposition of VAT on private education.“Some parents don’t even have like one child, they have like five children, and they just want the best for their children,” second year student Nandanie Deokarran highlighted.School of the Nations Academic Director told the media that the group would protest until Government responds. It has been disclosed that more than 14,000 students had signed the petition against the imposition of VAT on private education.“We’re willing to hold it up as long as it takes to get a response from the Government. At first it was Nations behind the petition, but now we’ve joined with all the private schools,” she disclosed.Bishop Juan Edghill, who has a child enrolled in a private learning institution, spoke against Government’s decision to charge VAT on private education: “I stand in solidarity with all the other Guyanese parents and families who are feeling this hardship. Whether it’s at University, an upscale private school or regular private school, this imposition will have an adverse effect on all families,” the former Junior Finance Minister explained.The arrogance that is being displayed — the insensitivity and the lack of care by the Granger Administration — must be highlighted,” he lamented.Many of Thursday’s protestors have also supported the 8-week-long anti-parking meter protest. Another protest against the VAT measure is scheduled for next Wednesday. Earlier this month, businessman Roshan Khan had led a smaller protest that also called for the removal of the 14 percent tax on private education.last_img read more

Centre for Independent Living host annual awards

first_imgDuring the week the Donegal Centre for Independent Living Annual Presentations took place in the Raddison Blu hotel.Emily Kennedy received the Leader of the Year award and Mary Jo Gallagher received the PA of the Year award.Emily Kennedy says; “I was honoured to receive the Leader of the Year award. The DCIL provides a wonderful service which enables so many people with life challenges to lead and enjoy life to the fullest. Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.” A great night was had by all at the annual Christmas party. Centre for Independent Living host annual awards was last modified: December 10th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:awardsCHristmasDCILDonegal Centre for Independent Livingradissonlast_img read more


first_imgTwo men have appeared in court charged with murdering Malin Head man William McKeeney.The well-known truck-driver was killed just yards from his home in Glasgow n Sunday morning last.Asif Rehman, 20 and Adil Ishaq, 19, who are both from Glasgow, were remanded in custody at Glasgow Sheriff Court. Mr McKeeney, 57, died in Melville Street, in the Pollokshields area of Glasgow, at around 12.40am on Sunday as he walked home from a night out.He was allegedly attacked in the street. His partner Ann Marie is believed to have witnessed the gruesome incident.Mr McKeeney was taken by ambulance to the Victoria Infirmary, where he died from his injuries.Rehman and Ishaq made no plea or declaration and the case was continued.TWO MEN CHARGED WITH MURDERING DONEGAL MAN IN GLASGOW was last modified: January 20th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Glasgowwilliam mckeeneylast_img read more


first_imgA Chinese man has pleaded guilty to having almost €200,000 worth of drugs when caught by Gardai last year.Hong Wei Wang appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today and pleaded guilty to a number of related charges.He admitted having the drugs with a street value of €187,200 in his possession for sale and supply at Burnfoot on May 15th, 2011. He will be sentenced by Judge John O’Hagan on July 20th.CHINESE MAN ADMITS HAVING DRUGS FOR SALE AND SUPPLY IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 10th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:drugslast_img read more


first_imgSHAY GIVEN shook off an attempt to blind him by Macedonian football hooligans in Skopje last night.The big Lifford goalkeeper went on to have one of his greatest ever displays in an Ireland shirt as Robbie Keane’s double strike gave us an historic victory.The Dublin striker’s goals took him over the 50 mark for his country – one of just 13 European players to reach that level. But it was also the display by Shay which helped Ireland to victory, pulling off a string of world class saves.Just as the game was starting, Macedonian soccer hooligans targeted the Donegal man with potentially blinding lasers.However it didn’t deter Given.Shay Given had to pull off a fine save from Goran Pandev at point-blank range with 13 minutes gone, and he was back on his feet in time to deal with Goran Popov’s follow-up when it arrived at pace. The Ireland goalkeeper had to be at his best to turn away substitute Mario Durovski’s curling 68th-minute effort as it arced towards his top corner, with the home side making a final desperate push.And there was a superb performance in the game from Donegal’s Aiden McGeady, the tricky winger worked tirelessly throughout the game.Macedonia may now face sanctions from UEFA over the laser pen incident.SHAY UNINJURED AFTER MACEDONIA FANS TARGET HIM WITH LASER PEN was last modified: June 5th, 2011 by gregShare 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:hooligansIrelandmacedoniaShay Givenlast_img read more