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

US tobacco firms win Missouri hospitals case

first_img Share Share Share HealthLifestyle US tobacco firms win Missouri hospitals case by: – May 2, 2011 Tweetcenter_img 19 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Hospitals had alleged that firms misrepresented the health effects of smokingSix major US tobacco companies have defeated a lawsuit by hospitals seeking compensation for treating patients with smoking-related illnesses.Thirty-seven hospitals in the state of Missouri had claimed cigarette companies delivered an “unreasonably dangerous” product.They sought more than $455m (£272m) reimbursement for treating uninsured smokers who had not paid for care.The hospitals treat many destitute, non-paying patients.They said medical ethics required them to treat people in need, regardless of their ability to pay.In the case, the hospitals claimed that tobacco companies manipulated the nicotine content in cigarettes and misrepresented the health effects of smoking.But a jury in St Louis rejected their claim.“The jury agreed with Philip Morris USA that ordinary cigarettes are not negligently designed or defective,” said Murray Garnick of Philip Morris.An official from Lorillard, another company in the case, said: “Compelling evidence was presented to the jury, including testimony from hospital witnesses, that confirmed the hospitals were not financially damaged as they asserted.”BBC Newslast_img read more

Search is on to determine what happen to this dog in Shelby County

first_imgShelbyville, In. — A report from the Shelbyville News says two boys found a badly injured young male dog Friday near the intersection of County Roads 900 North and 400 West.The dog was driven to the Shelbyville/Shelby County Animal Shelter where workers determined the dog was suffering from chemical burns. The dog, now named Justice by the staff, has been transported to an animal hospital in Indiana polis and faces a long road to recovery.Officials say the dog has no puncture wounds or wounds consistent with dogfighting. It is not clear if the injuries resulted from an accident of were deliberate.Anyone with information is asked to call 317-392-5127.last_img

Man Utd captain Maguire regains freedom after assault hearing

first_imgManchester United captain Harry Maguire was released from Greek police custody Saturday, TV footage showed, ahead of a hearing on assault charges on the island of Mykonos. Wearing a baseball cap and mask, Maguire was shown leaving a courthouse on neighbouring Syros island, accompanied by what appeared to be members of his legal team, and boarding a dark minivan. The England centre-back’s hearing has been set for Tuesday but he is not obliged to be present. Manchester United said in a statement: “Following the appearance in court today we note the adjournment of the case to allow the legal team to consider the case file. “Harry has pleaded not guilty to the charges. It would be inappropriate for the player or club to comment further while the legal process takes its course,” the club said. His lawyer Constantinos Darivas had earlier told Greek sports website gazzetta.gr that the England centre-back had denied the charges, and was in “fine condition” despite spending two nights in detention since his Thursday night arrest. Greek TV channel Mega said Maguire’s father had flown to Greece to be at his son’s side. The case is being heard on the island of Syros, the administrative hub of the Cycladic island group that includes Mykonos. The £80 million (88 million euros) defender was arrested late Thursday after what Greek police described as an “altercation” between two groups of British tourists on Mykonos. Mega said Maguire had become enraged after someone in the other group struck his sister. A Greek police statement on Friday said that three men aged 27, 28 and 29 had been arrested in Mykonos. The police said an officer was punched on the scene, and that a second fight had broken out at the local police station where the three men “strenuously resisted (arrest), pushing and striking three officers.” One of the suspects then tried to bribe the officers to hush up the incident, the police said. The suspects are accused of assault, resisting arrest, verbally insulting and threatening the arresting officers, and attempted bribery, the police said. Four Mykonos officers sustained slight injuries in the fracas, the authorities said. Mykonos is popular with sports stars and celebrities for its all-night nightlife and beaches. United’s 2019⁄20 season ended Sunday in a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in the Europa League semi-finals. Harry Maguire (baseball cap) is escorted by plain clothes police officers to the central police station on the island of Syros, west of Mykonos, after her was arrested last night for allegedly assaulting officers during a raucous night out Read Also: Barcelona board struggling to pin down Messi But the club will be back in pre-season training in two weeks and could begin the new Premier League campaign in less than a month. On Monday, Maguire had tweeted after the elimination: “Time to go away, reflect, recover and be ready to come back stronger next season.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In EuropeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

UWF Basketball Double-Header Tuesday Night in the UWF Fieldhouse

first_imgUWF Basketball Double-Header Tuesday Night in the UWF Fieldhouse Nov. 26, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida men’s and women’s basketball teams will try to get back on the winning track tonight as they play at home in a double header at the UWF Fieldhouse. The Women host Albany State for a 5:30 game, and the men follow at 7:30 with a game against William Carey. In both cases, the Argonauts split with their opponents last year, so the match ups should be good.The West Florida men started this year 2-0, but fell last Tuesday to Nova Southeastern, and take a 2-1 record into tonight’s game. The Women lost their home opener to Florida Southern, then won two in a row, but lost two road games this weekend, including one in overtime to Arkansas Tech in Russellville, Arkansas. The women are now 2-3 on the season.The West Florida men are led in scoring by Josh Jackson and Ryan Henry at 12 points per game. Charles Bouie is the leading rebounder, and he also has seven blocked shots in the first three games. Junnior Point Guard Deondre Boynton has 22 assists already in the first three games. Meanwhile, the women are led by freshman Chelsea Patterson, who is scoring 16 points per game.The West Florida men suffered their first loss of the season this past week, falling to Nova Southeastern by a 73-61 score. The first half was a three point shoot out, and the Argonauts raced out to a 21-11 lead, thanks to 3-pointers from Josh Jackson and Ryan Henry. Nova would rally back for a halftime three point lead, thanks to hitting 7 of their final 10 three point shots of the first half. Nova connected on 8 three pointers, and the Argonauts 7, in the first half. However, West Florida cooled off in the second half and only managed one more three pointer the rest of the game, and fell short to the Sharks. The Argonauts will have a chance at redemption when the two teams play again in Ft. Lauderdale on Dec. 19th.The West Florida women were 1-2 this week, and played two overtime games. They started the week with a 74-70 win in overtime at home vs. Mobile. Laura Davis hit the game winning basket with 1:29 to play in overtime, and Tara Russ sealed the win with a late basket. Freshman Chelsea Patterson led the Argonauts with 27 points. West Florida traveled to Russellville, Arkansas to play Arkansas Tech and Ouachita Baptist this past weekend. The Argos fell behind by 17 points to Tech, and rallied in the second half, and took the lead on a basket by Amy Drake with 25 seconds remaining. However, Tech tied it with 4.3 seconds left on a runner by Rachel Brazell, and then outscored West Florida 12-0 in overtime. The Argonauts had a near repeat the next night against OBU. Falling behind by as much as 16 points, they played catch up all game and closed it to 66-64 with 59 seconds to play on a driving layup by Davis, which followed a three pointer from Patterson. However, OBU hung on for the win 71-64. Tara Russ had a season high 17 rebounds, but OBU was 18-21 from the Free Throw line to hold off the Argonauts.Last season, the West Florida Men defeated William Carey 85-69 in Pensacola, as Barry Durosier scored a season high 31 points. However, William Carey defeated the Argonauts 87-73 in Hattiesburg, in a game that point guard Deondre Boynton missed because of the flu. The two teams play home and away games this year also, as the Argos will travel to Hattiesburg next Monday for the second game.The West Florida women lost to Albany State at the start of last season in Albany, Georgia by a 55-52 score, as Laura Davis led the Argonauts with 14 points. UWF would recover from that loss, and defeat the Rams in Pensacola two weeks later by a 60-44 score, as Davis scored 15 points and Abena Bosia had 16 rebounds. Albany State is coming off a loss to #5 Delta State on Saturday, but was picked to finish 3rd in the 15 team Southern Intercollegiate Athletic conference. Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

Tokyo 2020 qualifier: Super Falcons to regroup for Cote d’Ivoire

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Oshoala visits Lagos Oba Ahead of the second round of the African qualifying series of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics women’s football tournament, a total of 30 home-based professionals will arrive at the Super Falcons’ hotel camp in Abuja on Sunday to kick-start preparations for the clash with the Senior Women National Team of Cote d’Ivoire. Seven overseas-based professionals will join the group before the trip to Abidjan for the first leg. Already, world football-governing body, FIFA, has directed that both legs of the qualifying fixture must be concluded between September 30 and October 8, 2019. The Nigeria Football Federation has already picked October 6 for the return leg match slated for the Agege Stadium, Lagos. The venue hosted the return leg of Nigeria/Algeria in the earlier round, with the Falcons winning by a lone goal to push out the Algerians on a 3-0 aggregate. Cote d’Ivoire also emerged 3-0 aggregate winners, eliminating Mali from the series to set up a clash with nine-time African champions Nigeria. Asisat Oshoala, scorer of the lone goal against Algeria in Lagos on September 3, heads the list of the overseas-based professionals that also includes defenders Osinachi Ohale and Chidinma Okeke, midfielders Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene and Chinaza Uchendu, and forwards Francisca Ordega and Rasheedat Ajibade. Midfielder Osarenoma Igbinovia heads the list of 30 home-based professionals. All invited home-based players are expected to arrive at the Chida Hotel, Abuja on September 15, 2019.HOME-BASED PROS Goalkeepers: Christy Ohiaeriaku (Delta Queens); Tochukwu Oluehi (Rivers Angels); Onyinyechukwu Okeke (Bayelsa Queens); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Rivers Angels). Defenders: Glory Ogbonna (Ibom Angels); Opeyemi Sunday (Sunshine Queens); Abidemi Ibe (Bayelsa Queens); Ugochi Emenayo (Nasarawa Amazons); Margaret Etim (Rivers Angels); Maryam Ibrahim (Nasarawa Amazons); Mary Ologbosere (Rivers Angels); Blessing Edoho (Ibom Angels); Tosin Dimeyin (Sunshine Queens). Midfielders: Osarenoma Igbinovia (Bayelsa Queens); Ihuoma Onyebuchi (Sunshine Queens); Folashade Ijamilusi (FC Robo); Suliat Abideen (Sunshine Queens); Josephine Mathias (Rivers Angels); Amarachi Okoronkwo (Nasarawa Amazons); Regina Otu (Edo Queens); Cecilia Nku (Rivers Angels). Forwards: Adejoke Ejalonibu (Nasarawa Amazons); Rafiat Sule (Rivers Angels); Tessy Biahwo (Bayelsa Queens); Alice Ogebe (Rivers Angels); Aloko Abdulkareem (Nasarawa Amazons); Gift Monday (FC Robo); Lola Philips (Nasarawa Amazons); Titilayo Aweda (Confluence Queens); Cynthia Aku (Rivers Angels). OVERSEAS-BASED PROS: Rasheedat Ajibade (Avaldsnes, Norway); Osinachi Ohale (CD Tacon, Spain); Ngozi Okobi-Okeoghene (Eskilstuna DFF, Sweden); Francisca Ordega (Shanghai Zyhongyuan, China); Asisat Oshoala (FC Barcelona, Spain); Chinaza Uchendu (SC Braga, Portugal); Chidinma Okeke (Madrid CFF, Spain).Tags: Cote d’IvoireFIFASuper FalconsTokyo 2020 Olympic Women’s Football Tournamentlast_img read more

Assam bowled out at 89 in Cooch Behar Trophy match

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam bowled out paltry 89 runs in their first innings against Saurashtra in the Cooch Behar Trophy match at Bokakhat today. In reply to Saurashtra’s 1st innings total 176 Assam struggled from the very beginning and finally bowled out 89 runs in 29.4 overs. Nibir Das (23) was the top scorer. Among the bowlers of Saurasthra Dev Dand picked up 5-31. Earlier Saurashtra bowled out 176 in their first innings. HS kotak (49) was the top scorer for the visitors while Rituraj Biswas collected three wickets giving away 32 runs.Also Read: Assam’s Ashmita Chaliha clinches gold at 13th South Asian Games Women’s Badminton FinalAlso Watch: Watch | AASU along with 30 indigenous organisations staging protest against CAB in Naharkatialast_img

Arena replaces Klinsmann as head coach of U.S. national team

first_img(REUTERS) – Bruce Arena has been handed the tall order of getting the United States’ qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup back on track after being named head coach of the national team, U.S. Soccer said yesterday.Arena, a five-time Major League Soccer champion coach who is taking over for the recently fired Juergen Klinsmann, is no stranger to the U.S. national team having been at the helm from 1998 to 2006.Considered by many to be American soccer’s greatest coach of all-time, Arena’s previous stint with the U.S. team included a run to the quarter-finals of the 2002 World Cup, the country’s best result in the tournament since the inaugural event in 1930.“When we considered the possible candidates to take over the Men’s National Team at this time, Bruce was at the top of the list,” U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said in a statement.Arena now takes over a U.S. team who are sitting dead last in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying after last week’s stunning loss to Costa Rica, which came on the heels of a home loss to Mexico.During his first stint with the national squad the United States shot to fourth from 19th in the FIFA world rankings and his 71 wins are easily the most in U.S. history.last_img read more

Futsal action at the National Gymnasium

first_img… Indoor Kings’ Sparta Boss in tonight’s first quarter-finalDUBBED ‘Kings’ of the indoor format, Sparta Boss will oppose Future Stars, while Leopold Street battle Gold is Money, Rio All-Stars tackle Avocado Ballers and Bent Street engage Festival City tonight in the quarter-final section of the inaugural Dragon Stout Street-ball ‘Community Cup’ at the National Gymnasium.The respective teams advanced to the fina-eight section, following opening-night victories on Tuesday at the same venue in front of a sizeable crowd.According to a brief comment from the Dragon Stout Brand Manager Jamal Baird, “Despite the intermittent showers, an exciting and incident-free night of action occurred which boasted several upsets – a sign of the competitive nature of the event.“I want to thank all the fans and players who were present and I am expecting a scintillating quarter-final section, which will precede the-always captivating final night of play. This is the start of a wonderful project and I am very excited about the future.”Bent Street overcame Broad Street 3-2. William Europe bagged a double in the fourth and ninth minutes while Daniel Wilson netted in the 16th minute.On target for losers were Ryan Dowding and Akeem Sam in the seventh and 18th minute respectively.Similarly Leopold Street edged Ansa McAl 2-1. Darren Benjamin and Omallo Williams scored in the 15th and 17th minute respectively.For Ansa McAl, Mavlvis Alcala netted in the 14th minute.Likewise Future Stars squeaked past Albouystown 3-2. Jamal Cozier, Selwyn Williams and Dellon Kelly scored in the eighth, 13th and 16th minutes.For Albouystown, Moses Grittens and Andre Webber netted in the 14th and 18th respectively.Meanwhile, Gold is Money defeated Mocha 3-1. Jamal Pedro, Michael Pedro and Stephon McLean scored in the seventh, ninth and 15th minutes. For the losers, Amos Ramsay found the back of the net in the 18th minute.Rio All-Stars battled past Alexander Village 2-0. New recruit Trayon Bobb recorded a double in the eighth and 18th minutes.In other results, Avocado Ballers dismantled Sophia 5-1, while Festival City crushed North East La Penitence 4-1. Meanwhile Sparta Boss received a bye to the quarterfinal section.Winners of the tournament will pocket $300 000 and the championship trophy. On the other hand, the runners-up will collect $150 000.Meanwhile, the third- and fourth-place finishers will receive $75 000 and $50 000 respectively and the corresponding accolade. Below list the complete fixtures and results for the previous match day.Quarterfinal FixturesFestival City vs Bent St – 20:00hrsRio All-Stars vs Avocado Ballers – 20:30hrsLeopold Street vs Gold is Money – 21:00hrsSparta Boss vs Future Stars – 21:30hrslast_img read more

Oduduru, Ekevwo Line up Amongst Sprint Big Boys as Doha 2019…

first_imgNigeria’s Divine Oduduru is the country’s best prospect for podium placement. Despite the fact that Oduduru was beaten to the gold medal of the last African Games by compatriot Raymond Ekevwo in Rabat, Morocco last month, the American NCAA sprint double champion is the second fastest man in the field in Doha.The 22-year-old Nigerian who has produced a season very similar to Christian Coleman’s 2017 campaign, have some mouth-watering pair of sub-10 performances early on in the year.Oduduru won the NCAA 100m title in 9.86 and doubled back to take the 200m crown in a blazing 19.73.However, his follow up performances since taking to the pro circuit have provided mixed results. Oduduru’s 10.26 run in Paris in his pro debut and the more recent 20.54 to take the 200m event at the African Games have created some kind of mixed feelings in the minds of Nigerians and other track aficionados dreaming of seeing the Delta-born sprinter ascend the podium to signify Nigeria’s return to the top again in the men’s sprint culture.Did Oduduru peaked too early in the season in the NCAA? Is he capable of shaking off the post NCAA blues to stake for the podium in the blistering weather in Doha? All these questions and others will be known by the time the final of the 100m event of the Doha 2019 is decided tomorrow night inside the Khalifa Stadium.As for the other two Nigerians like Raymond Ekevwo and Itsekiri Usheoritse listed for the 100m event, reaching the semis should be enough consolation for them. But nobody should completely rule out 20 year-old Ekevwo from any surprise like he did in Morocco blasting to a 9.96 personal best to take the African Games title.The gold is open for the likes of Yohan Blake, Christian Coleman, Akani Simbine, Zharnel Hughes, Canada’s Aaron Brown and Rio triple medallist Andre de Grasse and the most experienced sprinter in the field who is defending champion, Justin Gatlin.Gatlin’s victory in London came 12 years after his first. He’s gone under 10 seconds four times this season, capped by a 9.87 performance in Stanford in late June, but clocked just 10.29 in his most recent race in Zagreb three weeks ago where he was hit my a minor hamstring injury.Another former champion in the field is Blake, the 2011 winner in Daegu, South Korea, whose 9.96 in Lausanne is the fastest by a Jamaican this year.Others hoping to impress are Japan’s Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, the double dash winner at the 2015 World U18 Championships who joined the sub-10 ranks with 9.97, Arthur Cisse, who lowered Ivory Coast’s national record to 9.93.Other Nigerians listed to compete for glory at Doha 2019 include Emmanuel Arowolo as well as Oduduru who will represent the country in the Men’s 200m event.Blessing Okagbare is the country’s sole representative in the Women’s 100 starting tomorrow and also in the 200 metre events.National champion, Patience Okon and African Games Silver Medallist, Favour Ofili, will represent the country in the Women’s 400m event.African Games and Commonwealth Gold Medallist Tobiloba Amusan will feature in the women’s 100mH while Rilwan Alowonle and Edose Ibadin will feature in the Men’s 400mH and 800m events respectively.For Field events, African Games gold medallists, Chukwuebuka Enekwechi and Oyesade Olatoye, will feature in the Men and Women’s Short-Put events respectively while African Games Discus throw champion Chioma Onyekwere will feature in the Women’s Discus throw event.Nigeria’s outstanding Long Jumper and All African Games Gold Medallist Ese Brume will feature in the Women’s long jump event.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSDuro IkhazuagbeTrack & field numero uno competition, the IAAF World Athletic Championships is scheduled to begin this morning at the iconic Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar with the men’s 100m the focal point of the opening day. Divine-Odudurulast_img read more