Pelosi: ‘Pass Law So Sitting Presidents Can Be Indicted’

first_imgTalks of impeachment stem from the almost two-year investigation into Russian meddling in the US presidential election conducted by Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller.The conclusion of the investigation then prompted calls by Democrats to change federal law after Mueller said his team never considered possible obstruction of justice charges against President Trump because of a long-standing Justice Department policy that precludes such an indictment.The issue has been brought back into the spotlight amid recent reports by a whistleblower within the intelligence community, alleging Trump had an “improper” conversation with a foreign leader.The conversation is reported to have been urging Ukraine to look into former Vice President Joe Biden, the current Democratic presidential front-runner for the 2020 election,  and his son Hunter Biden.Trump spoke out about the conversation and denied the allegations against him in a series of tweets on Saturday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorsed changing federal law to allow sitting presidents to be indicted in an interview with NPR on Friday.Pelosi added it would apply if he-or-she has engaged in wrongdoing but indicated that she was no closer to moving to impeach President Donald Trump.However, many Democrat lawmakers have called for the impeachment of President Trump.Related content:Nancy Pelosi: Trump is provoking Democrats to impeach him He also criticized Democrats for trying to start another “ridiculous Witch Hunt scheme.”Pelosi is the latest to take a swipe in the ongoing feud between her and President Trump.After the interview Friday, her office released an official statement indirectly accusing the president of hiding something.The two political figures have been long-time rivals who regularly disagree on policy.Tensions between the pair have intensified over the past year and seemingly become personal.last_img read more

Pattaya Sport Club Golf Schedule – Friday August 2, 2019 –…

first_imgPhoenix PattaviaPattayaC.C. Valley View HackersGreen Valley Siam Old CouresSiam Old Coures TBA Laem Chabang The Golf ClubParichat Lewiinski’sSiam Old Coures Greenwood Eastern Star Harry’s Golf Green Valley Apple’s IrishTBA Cafe Kronborg Pattana Treasure Hill Billabong GolfBurapha TBA Outback Golf Bar TBA Tropical GolfKhaoKheow Colin’s GolfBangpakongGreen Valley Bangpra The LinksPattana Retox Game OnPattaviacenter_img DATE: Fri2Set 3Sun4Mon5Tue6Wed7Thu8Fri9 I Rovers Le KataiPleasant Valley Green ValleyPattaviaGreenwoodParichat Green ValleyGreen Valley Pleasant ValleyKhaoKheow Growling Swan The Players Lounge PSCThe next PSC monthly golf tournamentwill be a 4-person Texas-Scramble at Parichat G.C. on August 15 Siam Country Green ValleyBurapha TBATBA GreenwoodGreenValleyKhaoKheowEasternStarPleasant Valley Eastem StarCrystal Bay Sugar ShackCrystal Bay Bunker BoysTreasure Hill GreenwoodPattayaC.C. Pattana Treasure HillKhaoKheow Greenwood Crystal Bay PattaviaThe Emerald The Bunker Boys meet at Woody’s Bar on Soi Skaw Beach for golf outings every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (www.bunkersociety.com) or call 094368 3580, 081 788 2338 or 087 693 7803. Transportation leaves from Cafe Kronborg on Soi Diana Inn at 8:15 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, (contact Dave on tel. 038 602 2117). Colin’s Bar plays golf Sun/Mon/Wed & Fri (www.colinsbar.com). The Growling Swan plays golf on Monday & Thursday (www.thegrowlingswan.com). Lewinski’s in Soi Pattayaland 1 (Soi 13/3), play Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Transport is available, call Marcus on 089 503 9179 for further information and booking. The Pattaya Links Hotel Golf Society departs from Soi Buakhao on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call Phil on 0625 933 380 or visit www.thelinkshotelpattaya.com. The Golf Club is located on Soij LK Metro. Call Phil on 090 769 3778.  Tropical Golf meets at BJ’s Holiday Lodge at 8am on Tuesday’ & Friday. Call Derek on 089 034 0629. Retox Golf – Tel. (Paul) 0923744276, Email retoxgolf@gmail.comlast_img read more

DONEGAL GAA FANS ABROAD CAN NOW SEE MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ON NEW GAA APP

first_imgMcHugh, the McGees and Murphy: Pic Kieran Murray Sports ImagesDONEGAL fans overseas can now view highlights of games on a new smart phone app.The GAA is enjoying unprecedented growth of their games on an international level with new clubs emerging on a regular basis in every continent, country and city across the world.This new diaspora network, it’s desire to interact with the GAA back home in Ireland and the subsequent demand to access any available GAA content has never been stronger. With this in mind, the GAA have developed a smart phone app that will enable Gaelic games fans worldwide to watch weekly highlights of all the latest football and hurling action including inter-county, club, Under 21, minor and third level games. Furthermore, the app allows viewers to revisit action from weeks gone by in the ‘Archive’ section, as well as read exclusive analysis and opinion from some of the GAA’s writers.‘GAA JUST PLAY’ is now available to download from the app store (https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/gaa-just-play/id601947666?mt=8) and is priced at just 0.89 cent (or local equivalent) for a limited time only. DONEGAL GAA FANS ABROAD CAN NOW SEE MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ON NEW GAA APP was last modified: February 27th, 2013 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:DONEGAL GAA FANS ABROAD CAN NOW SEE MATCH HIGHLIGHTS ON NEW GAA APPlast_img read more

Travel alert: Busy Ballybofey road opened for Bank Holiday Weekend

first_imgA busy Ballybofey road will be opened this weekend to two-way traffic, the Donegal County Council has announced. The roadworks will be open to Two Way Traffic throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend.Temporary traffic lights were not in operation on Friday evening and the public can use the road freely until Tuesday (March 19). The roadworks are scheduled to be completed by March 22. Travel alert: Busy Ballybofey road opened for Bank Holiday Weekend was last modified: March 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Ballybofeylast_img read more

Why 49ers Richard Sherman sees this as a gratifying season

first_imgSANTA CLARA — The only member of the 49ers’ season-opening secondary that isn’t on injured reserve is also the one who had the biggest injury concern: cornerback Richard Sherman.He didn’t make the Pro Bowl this week. He isn’t going to the playoffs. He doesn’t have an interception (so far) for the first time in his eight-year career. But Sherman’s transition from the Seattle Seahawks to the 49ers has been a success, both in terms of the veteran leadership he’s brought to a young defense and the …last_img

Smart data exchange will bring value to smart city innovation

first_imgRelated Posts When it comes to smart city innovation, it’s arguable that most use cases are not that exciting to the average resident. A connected garbage bin, traffic light or parking meter is not going to cause applause and adoration for city officials at least in the first instance. But as more and more local systems start to communicate, it will start to make more sense and increase consumer satisfaction, at least until residents forget a life before they existed.I spoke to Peeter Kivestu, director of travel industry solutions and marketing from analytics solutions and consulting services company, Teradata.  Kivestu believes that much of the focus has been on connecting the ‘things’ rather than the data within. The value of data grows with use according to Kivestu: “If you have data and you use it, it increases in value, particularly if you curate it, integrate it or get to use it in a purposeful way.”He believes that there’s an opportunity for cities to embrace a platform business model where the city enables a level of connectivity around its data. Inherent to this is what he calls a smart data exchange, a new kind of asset that enables cities to evolve into a new way of delivering value for its citizens so this when it gets back to the social economic benefits.Smart data from cities is, for the most part, siloed and fragmentedAccording to Kivestu:“A city is working when all of its systems work together and when all of its people benefit in some way. But when systems are disconnected or parts of the population are disconnected and not able to access value, then the city is dysfunctional. A city is a system of systems. Yes the systems themselves are physically connected. So you’ve got highways, energy systems and buildings and city services they’re all there happily coexisting in the real universe, but digitally they’re not connected at all.”Kivestu offers the example of wanting to attend a football game at a local stadium, mindful that traffic around the stadium will be at capacity:“I’m just going to drive my car to a local parking lot and park there and take transit. So that’s a reasonable thing to do and I can do that in the physical world. Digitally I can find out when the transit is leaving, the departure times and so forth. But I really don’t have any idea about the situation in the parking lot so I drive my car to the parking lot. I find out the parking lot is full and therefore I miss the transit and I miss the football game.”This kind of technology in progress and shared data would increase opportunities for innovation in this space. For example, smart app, Just Park, that sells parking spaces that guide you not only to the stadium but your seat. Smart stadiums can also benefit staff and officials through accurate real-time data such as the number of people present and their locations, tools that are useful in case of an emergency or a missing child. Smart surveillance can also be utilized to provide safety evacuation information such as instructions and directions in the case of an emergency analytics can be coordinated with weather and traffic information outside of the stadium. This means fans can leave happy, with the knowledge of their fastest route home.Connecting Commercial and Public InfrastructureHowever, for this to happen outside of the commercial arena, like smart stadiums, the data needs to be connected across the city and commercial infrastructure. As Kivestu explains:“There are lots of cases where we have data but it resides in silos as it was built for different purposes. For example, there are safety implications to create variable speed limits on highways. If there’s been a blockage on the highway up ahead of you then the variable speed limit sign shows a lower speed to warn drivers that ahead of traffic congestion.However, the two systems of data that collect the blockage on the highway and determine the speed shown on the highway live in two different environments. So if somebody comes along and asks a question ‘Do variable speed limits work?’ The next thing they find it will not be easy to answer not knowing that they operate in two different systems. Then, in the process of bringing the data together, you find that the data is measured in different units or the speed limits are on roadway mile markers and the highway speed data is referenced in some other way making them difficult to compare from a data perspective.” Good data is open data with cities setting their own needs based local agendaIntegral to the notion of a shared data repository is accessible open data, a concept embraced in many cities including LA, Barcelona and New York. Many cities are opening their data to both businesses, universities, and citizens to enable them to gain in-depth insight into the lived reality of the city.  Every guy who wants to build an app like that if they have to go build their own data systems it is going to take longer.”Ultimately, Kivestu believes that each city needs to determine what data is most fundamental to the life of their city.“It may be sustainability, greenhouse gases, the best way to distribute electric vehicle charging stations or what should be built and where. The growth of electric vehicles means that it makes sense for car and electricity grid data to be connected.You want to give developers the information so that they have so that they are encouraged to do the right thing. Smart cities need to make life better in the city especially with an aging population base. These problems are not going to go away.” Cate Lawrence Tags:#connect stadium#data exchange#open data#smart city#smart transport#Teradata How Data Analytics Can Save Livescenter_img AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Pucklast_img read more

Pacquiao commends McGregor, Mayweather

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Mayweather scored a technical knockout victory over McGregor to take hold of a perfect 50-0 record, boxing’s greatest win-loss record ever.Heavyweight icon Rocky Marciano was once the owner of the sport’s best record at 49-0, a feat Mayweather replicated in 2015 when he defeated an overmatched Andre Berto in lopsided fashion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAs for McGregor, this was his first fight in a boxing ring after emerging as the UFC’s poster boy when he held the lightweight and featherweight belts consecutively.RELATED VIDEO Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES McGregor awed by clinical Mayweather1.8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gamescenter_img WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Jack pummels Cleverly to take light-heavy crown SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, embraces Conor McGregor after a super welterweight boxing match Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao gave praise to both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor after the two matched up against each other Sunday (Manila time) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.“Respect to McGregor for taking a chance but congrats to Floyd on #50!” Pacquiao posted on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gameslast_img read more

Rep Barrett welcomes commanding officer to Capitol for 911 ceremony

first_img08Sep Rep. Barrett welcomes commanding officer to Capitol for 9/11 ceremony Categories: Barrett News Maj. Randall Knowles (right) joins state Rep. Tom Barrett (left) in the Capitol rotunda as his guest during the annual House of Representatives 9-11 Memorial Ceremony.State Rep. Tom Barrett today welcomed Maj. Randall Knowles of the Michigan Army National Guard to the House floor for the annual House of Representatives 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Thursday.House members invited first responders and members of the military from their communities to be their guests for the service that also honors first responders and military members who lost their lives in the line of duty in Michigan during the past year. The ceremony included the ringing of a fire bell for those who have died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2015.“Maj. Knowles has been my commander for several years,” said Rep. Barrett, R-Potterville. “I’m proud to bring one of my colleagues here and have the opportunity to highlight the work of our military and the important role they play in our security. Maj. Knowles knows the stakes that our nation faces in the continued War on Terror and the responsibility of leading troops in a combat environment. I’m pleased to have him with me here today and for the opportunity to show our respect and appreciation for our fallen heroes.”After graduating Army flight school in 2007, Maj. Knowles was assigned to the Security and Support Unit flying the OH-58 Kiowa. In 2009 he was deployed to Iraq as a MEDEVAC platoon leader flying the UH-60 Blackhawk. After later serving in Afghanistan in 2013, he returned home to serve as the flight operations officer of the Army Aviation Support Facility in Grand Ledge.Rep. Barrett is a U.S. Army veteran, previously serving in Iraq. Today he serves as a helicopter pilot in the Michigan National Guard in addition to his role of state representative. He also holds the position of chairman of the House Committee on Military and Veteran Affairs.last_img read more

Rep Schroeder votes to reform car insurance and deliver guaranteed savings to

first_img State Rep. Andrea Schroeder today joined House colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to deliver significant car insurance savings for drivers across Michigan.The House voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, reining in medical services costs for car accident victims, and combating fraudulent claims. The plan should soon be headed to the governor for her expected signature.The bipartisan solution is designed to end Michigan’s long tenure as the state with the most expensive car insurance rates in the nation.“This solution has been in the making for decades – and it’s long overdue,” said Schroeder, of Independence Township. “I’m honored to play a part in finally delivering these reforms to drivers in Oakland County and all across Michigan. These changes will crack down on fraud, provide more coverage choice, and take other steps necessary to ensure families save money on their car insurance bills.”Michigan’s costs are high largely because it’s the only state mandating unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance. The bipartisan reform plan allows those currently using the coverage to keep it, and those who want it in the future to continue buying it – while providing more affordable options.The plan also requires the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services to combat fraud and abuse in the system.The legislation is Senate Bill 1.##### Categories: News,Schroeder News 24May Rep. Schroeder votes to reform car insurance and deliver guaranteed savings to Michigan driverslast_img read more

Sky will launch a new Rokupowered Now TV box late

first_imgSky will launch a new Roku-powered Now TV box later this year, giving users access live linear TV channels for the first time, alongside on-demand content.The revamped, hybrid set-top box will let Now TV customers access more than 60 live, free-to-air TV channels – as well Now TV’s on-demand packages of content and other web-powered services like the BBC iPlayer, All 4, YouTube, Facebook and Spotify.Sky will be the first company to deploy the Roku-produced box, which will also be available to other operators as part of the ‘Roku Powered’ partnership programme.Roku’s vice president of pay TV, Andrew Ferrone, said that the new set-top will allow operators to “bridge the gap between linear broadcast and streaming TV services”. Gidon Katz, director of Now TV, added the device will be a “one-stop box to get a contract-free, flexible way of watching the best of pay TV and free-to-air content all in one place.”Customers using the current generation of Now TV box will get a new user interface from February, which will include a new homepage and editorial recommendations of what to watch on Now TV.Separately, Sky announced today in its fiscal second quarter results that it will launch a new Sky+HD box in Germany and Italy later this year, featuring updated features and technology.“The box will be compatible with Sky Q functionality, giving our customers the ability to access Sky Q features,” said Sky.In the UK and Ireland the new, advanced Sky Q TV service will launch in February and will sit alongside Sky+HD and Now TV as one of three products available to customers.Announcing pricing details today, Sky said that set-up costs for Sky Q will start at £99 and the typical monthly cost for Sky+ customers will be “around £12 [€16] extra compared with their current Sky+ package.”For new customers joining Sky, the ongoing monthly cost for the Sky Q bundle will be £42. A Sky Q Silver bundle – which lets users watch Sky TV in more rooms, stream to more tablets and record and store more content – will cost £54 per month. Adding Sky Movies will cost £17 extra per month, Sky Sports will cost £25.50 extra and both together will cost an added £34.50.“The launch of Sky Q will redefine our top-end TV experience and extend our market-leading portfolio of products to serve the needs of every customer,” according to Sky group CEO, Jeremy Darroch.Sky first unveiled its Sky Q home entertainment system at a launch event in London in November. Sky Q lets viewers pause content on one TV screen and pick up in another room, save recordings onto a tablet to watch anywhere, and watch different programmes on up to five screens simultaneously whilst also recording four other channels.Sky Q is also Ultra HD-compatible, with Sky planning to launch “the UK’s most comprehensive Ultra HD service” later this year.last_img read more