Voter fraud is a real threat, not a myth

first_imgThe Nov. 5 column [“Under Siege: Our Right to Vote”] about the right to vote is somewhat bedeviled by the accompanying headline, which says in part that voter fraud is a myth.The body of the editorial says “there were extremely few instances of non-citizens voting in 2016.” It can be argued there were more than a few instances but if there were a “few,” then it is real. And if it’s real, it is not a myth.Many races at many levels are close, so even a “few” fraudulent votes can negate the will of the citizens.David OchsePorter’s CornersMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18 Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Stuart Bingham books semi-final place in the Shanghai Open

first_img Bingham told “I’m over the moon to get through because Martin outplayed me. I just hung in there and got the result. “I’ll have to improve to stand a chance to beat Judd. I’m not playing 100 per cent but I’ve got the grit and determination to get through matches.” Trump compiled a break of 79 to establish a 3-0 lead against double world champion Williams before going on to seal victory but admitted he too had more to give. Trump, who had scraped a final black win over Matthew Selt on Thursday night, said: “I didn’t get much sleep after a late finish last night so maybe that’s why I didn’t play well. “It’s always exciting to get down to one table and hopefully I can kick on.” Kyren Wilson edged Ding Junhui 5-4 and will play Mark Allen, a 5-1 winner over Mark Davis, in the second semi-final on Saturday. Defending champion Stuart Bingham held his nerve to book his place in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Open in China on Friday. Bingham trailed opponent Martin Gould 4-2 in their best-of-nine frame clash but hit back to win the last three frames and set up a last four clash with Judd Trump. World champion Bingham, who has been in sluggish form so far this season, admitted he will have to up his game to beat Trump, who thrashed Mark Williams 5-1. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Women’s Golf Collects WGCA Academic Honors

first_imgPrint Friendly Version The Drake University women’s golf team has collected numerous honors from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association following one of the team’s most successful academic seasons in program history.The WGCA honored the Bulldogs for having the 14th highest team grade point average in the nation. Drake recorded a team GPA of 3.73 during 2018-19, the highest in program history.”I’m so proud of the ladies and how hard they work in the classroom,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. “It’s certainly not easy to do with the class we miss and I’m proud of how well they manage their academics.”Additionally, a total of four Drake University women’s golfers were named WGCA All-American Scholars by the organization.The Bulldogs’ Aimee Gerschke, Sam Paulak, Sigurlaug Jonsdottir and Kristen Giles all earned the prestigious honor.The WGCA All-American Scholar designation is one of the most stringent in collegiate athletics with honorees needing to earn a 3.5 or better grade point average to receive the honor.last_img read more

Has Nirav Modi left Hong Kong business

first_imgIndia’s most wanted diamantaire, Nirav Modi, may have made a quiet exit from his Hong Kong business, documents accessed by India Today TV have revealed. Nirav Modi’s Firestar International Pvt Ltd., which was registered as a non-Hong Kong Company, informed the country’s authorities through their company secretary Suresh Kumar Bhutani that their company had ceased to have Hong Kong as a place of business.Read it at Business Today Related Itemslast_img