Did Hillary Commit Perjury By Lying to The FBI? Or to Congress?

first_imgDid Hillary Commit Perjury By Lying to The FBI? Or to Congress?The FBI is expected to release notes from its July 1 interview with former Secretary of State and current Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton about her use of private email servers to transmit and store top secret, classified information. According to the FBI, the interview wasn’t electronically recorded and was conducted just three days before FBI Director James Comey announced charges would not be brought against Clinton despite her “extremely careless” mishandling of classified information.Now, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte are making the case Clinton committed perjury by either lying to the FBI or lying under oath during Congressional testimony.In a letter sent to U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing Phillips Monday, Chaffetz and Goodlatte outlined their case by highlighting numerous examples of Clinton’s own conflicting statements about her private email server.“The evidence collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) during its investigation of Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal email system during her time as Secretary of State appears to directly contradict several aspects of her sworn testimony,” the letter states. “During a House Select Committee on Benghazi hearing on October 22, 2015, Secretary Clinton testified with respect to (1) whether she sent or received emails that were marked classified at the time; (2) whether her attorneys reviewed each of the emails on her personal email system; (3) whether there was one, or more servers that stored work-related emails during her time as Secretary of State; and (4) whether she provided all her work-related emails to the Department of State.”“Although there may be other aspects of Secretary Clinton’s sworn testimony that are at odds with the FBI’s findings, her testimony in those four areas bears specific scrutiny in light of the facts and evidence FBI Director James Comey described in his public statement on July 5, 2016 and in testimony before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on July 7, 2016,” the letter continues.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Re-zoning of R1

first_imgDear Editor:After attending several useless hearing for application for continued variances detrimental to our settled neighborhood (non-landmarked part of Hamilton Park), I have accused the committee of essentially re-zoning the neighborhood without actually doing so, by means of allowing numerous new buildings seriously out of scale and proportion with surrounding homes.And now we receive notification from Ms. Osborne frankly admitting such a practice, wrongly presuming that an official re-zoning is now called for, and is planned this fall. Given this series of coercive steps, I shall formulate the following reply from this taxpayer an opinion surely shared, in various degrees by many residents.1) The Board has been blatantly disregarded their sworn duty to enforce existing laws, which are there to protect residents from finding their homes overwhelmed by over sized buildings, bringing the density to an even more suffocating level. These buildings seem to be forced on us without even receiving off-street parking, indeed, directed to have no parking. This most unwanted evolution will surely bring the same soul-less canyons of unbroken, tall buildings that have degraded Hoboken, not to forget the plethora of brash and expensive restaurants and bars that mistakenly assume that this shallow, commercial culture is desired by all be assured that this is not the case.2) The Board has allowed well-paid legal representatives to further the interests of their developer clients by presenting all kinds of “alternative facts” about non-existent transportation and parking options (1 zipcar = x parking places (!)) That goes unquestioned by the Board, which then passively approves the request in spite of several neighbors to the properties who voiced clear opposition. Jersey City has no real ability to increase train or tunnel capacity, 2nd as such, should be setting firm limits on CAREFUL development that does not destroy our quality of life.3) Therefore, the proposal to re-zone R1 deserves a firm no-rezoning, strict enforcement of existing laws, no more variances. The electorate should accept nothing less from officials charged with representing our rights and interests. I call on all residents of this zone to join me in voicing their similar objections to this dereliction of responsibility. Sincerely,Basil Kyriakoulast_img read more

News story: UK hosts first joint executive committee on healthcare with Saudi Arabia

first_imgSaudi Arabia has one of the largest and fastest-growing populations in the Gulf region, and healthcare is a crucial sector. Like the UK, Saudi Arabia is seeking an exchange of healthcare expertise that will deliver world-class sustainable healthcare in the future.Minister of State for Care Caroline Dinenage said: His Excellency Tawfiq Al Rabiah of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia said: Two commercial partnerships were also signed at the meeting: Delegates from the UK have met with delegates from Saudi Arabia for the first joint executive committee on healthcare. The meeting was headed by Minster of State for Care Caroline Dinenage and Saudi Minister of Health Dr Tawfiq Al Rabiah.The inaugural meeting was held at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. It provided an opportunity for the 2 ministers to open discussions on a future healthcare partnership between the countries, particularly in relation to: These partnerships will provide the health sector with a greater opportunity to develop and improve upon the services provided to the beneficiaries within the Kingdom, through sharing experiences with the United Kingdom and utilising the latest technologies for a better and more efficient healthcare for all. patient safety digital innovation public–private partnerships Our partnership with Saudi Arabia will have an important impact on the prosperity of our nations and our citizens – paving the way for new approaches to healthcare that can both benefit and improve patient safety. Today’s signings are also a measure of the confidence industry has in long-term UK–Saudi economic partnerships that will help us to diversify and transform services. Datix, HealthMatrix and Saudi Patient Safety Center – contractual agreement covering the terms and conditions for the delivery of a nationwide patient safety software to the Saudi Ministry of Health and other healthcare sectors Babylon – memorandum of understanding highlighting the future delivery of health solutions for the Saudi Ministry of Health through their local partner Thiqah using Babylon’s artificial intelligence applicationlast_img read more

World’s First David Bowie Statue Unveiled In U.K. Town Where Ziggy Stardust Was Debuted

first_imgToday, as declared by The Daily Mail, the world’s first David Bowie statue was unveiled in Aylesbury, England. Aylesbury, a town in Buckinghamshire, holds a special place in David Bowie history, given that the town’s Friars nightclub is where the rock legend debuted the character of Ziggy Stardust, as well as of his two albums, during the early 1970s.The life-size bronze statue featuring depictions of both Bowie in 2002 and his alter ego Ziggy Stardust is named Earthly Messenger and was created by sculptor Andrew Sinclair. Notably, above the statue is a set of speakers, which will play a David Bowie song each hour. The David Bowie statue was unveiled in Aylesbury’s Market Square yesterday on March 25th by singer-songwriter Howard Jones.In addition to grants, a large portion of the funds for Earthly Messenger came from a £100,000 crowdfunding campaign led by local music promoter David Stopps. However, this is not the only Bowie-related memorial that Stopps has masterminded—earlier in March, Stopps also launched a petition to rename the town to “Aylesbowie.” Stopps explained to The Daily Telegraph that “The reaction to the statue has been so positive.” He continued, “When you get something like this people either love it or hate it. If people say ‘I hate it’ or ‘I absolutely love it’ then you know it’s real art. That’s the definition of art.”One such person who loves the statue is Rob Stringer, the CEO of Sony Music, who described Earthly Messenger as “beautiful.” He explained, “I thought it would be one figurine and it’s actually a complete compendium of his life. … To work with [Bowie] on the last two records was very emotional but I got to work with somebody who, when I was growing up in Aylesbury in the 70s, was the pop culture legend.”[H/T Daily Mail]last_img read more

Poll shows gap between parent views and expert assessments of quality of U.S. child care

first_imgA new NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll suggests a major gap between parents’ views and research experts’ assessments of the quality of child care in the U.S. Most parents (59 percent) believe their child receives “excellent” quality child care. By contrast, the most recent major study on the state of U.S. child care suggests a majority of child care is not high quality.NPR, RWJF, and the Harvard Chan School polled 1,120 parents or guardians of children 5 years old or younger who were not yet in kindergarten and received regularly scheduled care at least once a week from someone other than a parent, and found that about three in five parents (59 percent) rate the quality of care their child receives as “excellent.” However, findings from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development published in 2006 indicated that a majority of child care in the U.S. is of “fair” quality.“This poll gives voice to the challenges that many parents face in finding high quality and affordable care for their children,” says Gillian SteelFisher, deputy director of the Harvard Opinion Research Program at Harvard Chan School, who directed the poll.View the complete poll findings. To read the full release, visit the Harvard Chan School website.Tune in to The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today  for expert perspectives on the topic. Visit this link to learn more about the event, watch the live broadcast, and access the on-demand recording once it becomes available.last_img read more

Our Small but Mighty Contest Winners Prove Mighty Comes in All Sizes

first_imgFor the second year in a row, Dell hosted the Small but Mighty contest in partnership with Inc. and Fast Company to honor small businesses around Small Business Saturday. Started out of Michael Dell’s dorm room, Dell has never forgotten its small business roots and is committed to aiding the success of the small business sector.Therefore, we asked small businesses to tell us what makes their business mighty — how they turned challenges into opportunities and the role technology played along the way. Winners are awarded a suite of Dell PCs and McAfee security solutions. It is amazing how many small businesses are out there, and this was such a fun and powerful way to showcase the unique creativity, perseverance and drive behind them all.This year, we received several heartwarming and impressive entries from small businesses around the country. The stories highlighted how they reached where they are today and the addition of technology to support that growth. After reviewing numerous submissions, we’re excited to announce the incredible winners of this year’s contest!Here’s a look at this year’s Small but Mighty winners:Melissa Scott, CEO of MODEFYwearPinterest: @modefywearInstagram: @modefywearFacebook: @modefywearMelissa is the CEO of MODEFYwear, she is also a deaf woman. Melissa started her business when she was on a work assignment for the Olympic Games in the Middle East. To adhere to the respectful cultural norm of wearing a hijab, she designed a hijab that would be comfortable to wear while using a hearing aid. The hijab she created started a movement. Endurance athletes reached out asking her to make one for them, and then women in the medical field. The end result was the creation of an entire line of apparel for women who dress modestly that extends beyond religious identities. Technology played a major role because it helps Melissa with communicating to her customers, vendors, suppliers, investors and manufacturers.Jerod Couch, Owner/Partner of Jerod CouchInstagram: @WashedSeries ,@TheCreativeCouchYouTube: #WASHEDFacebook: @WashedSeried, TheCreativeCouchJerod is the owner and partner of The Creative Couch, a filmmaking business. This past year, he created an eight episode digital series called #WASHED. At the time, he had limited resources and funds, but he did have talent, ideas and drive. Technology opened a door of opportunities for him and allowed him to create a show on par with larger studio productions. A reliable and powerful computer allowed him to create the TV show. Jerod’s team produced this show independently, which means partnerships were heavily involved and essential due to their non-existent budget. In the end, their film was selected to be featured in a Film Festival in Hollywood and they have secured national digital distribution.Ronald Sato, Owner/Partner of S+L Millworks Inc.Facebook: S + L MillworksRonald is the owner and partner of S+L Millworks, a custom millwork company based in Tampa, Florida. After the collapse of a 20 member woodshop, many craftsmen were out of jobs. Ronald decided to save a couple of jobs and start a business with these talented fabricators. The Great Recession allowed Ronald and his team to collect the tools they needed from auctions and failed businesses. Their network partner includes contractors, designers, vendors and business friendlies. Ronald and his team use 3-D rendering applications such as Sketch-up, to accurately draw their clients’ ideas. Since Ronald replaced his team’s outdated computers with Dell XPS towers, they were able to enhance their renderings, shop drawings and material take offs. Ronald said, “People are the most important aspect of our business.” Ronald and his team are a group of talented people who use their vendor resources and network partners to provide quality products to their customers.Jeffery Clark, Owner/Partner of 2114 Los Feliz, LLCJeffery is the owner and partner of 2114 Los Felix, LLC, and he owns several rentals in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Based in California, technology plays a HUGE role in managing, growing and maintaining his properties and business. Jeffery’s properties are scattered all around Phoenix, Arizona. This means it’s imperative that the team carries communication devices with them wherever they go. Jeffery and his team utilize Dell laptops all the time. By carrying their PCs around, they can immediately obtain the information they need whether it’s tenant information, house history/repairs, taxes, insurance, POCs and more. Lindsay Lasseigne, Owner/Partner of Jeff Lasseigne ConstructionFacebook: @jefflasseigneconstructionInstagram: @jefflasseigneconstructionLindsay and her husband own a construction company that specializes in building using a combination of old world craftsmanship and new technology. As owners of a construction company, Lindsay multitasks as contractor, designer, business student, secretary, public relations, marketing, wife, the list goes on. After many years of sacrificing for their labor of love, their business is growing! While it remains a small family-run business, they have learned to embrace how ‘new world technology’ is key to continued growth and success. The end result, their motivation and Dell’s technology will allow their business to soar.And in case you missed it, Dell’s Cyber Monday Deals are happening now until Dec. 2! Check out these top deals such as:Dell XPS 13NEW Inspiron 13 7000NEW Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1last_img read more

Major General Michael Dubie named Champlain College Distinguished Citizen

first_imgChamplain College will honor Major General Michael D. Dubie as this year’s Distinguished Citizen at the Convocation ceremony for incoming first-year students on Friday, August 27, 2010, at 3 pm at Skiff Hall. Dubie was born and raised in the Burlington area and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at the University of Vermont and a Masters of Arts degree in International Relations from Norwich University. He has studied national and international security at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.Dubie serves as the Adjutant General of the State of Vermont, responsible for the 4,000 members of the National Guard and a $220 million annual budget. Leading the Guard during the largest deployment since World War II presents many unique challenges, including ensuring the wounded get the very best medical care and taking care of the families who have lost loved ones overseas.In addition to his professional pursuits, Dubie has volunteered as a coach for youth sports, served on his local school budget advisory committee, currently serves as a member of several board of directors and committees. Dubie is married to Amy Spagnuolo Dubie, a 1981 Champlain College graduate, and they have three daughters, Chelsea, Whitney and Morgan. His brother, Brian, is Lt. Governor of Vermont.Source: Champlain College. 8.24.2010last_img read more

Don’t be the weird guy in your office

first_img 39SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details I suppose we’re all weird in our own way. But, then there’s those people who take weird to the next level. There’s a great askreddit thread that asks, “What does the weird guy in your office do that creeps you out?” This is the guy you don’t want to be. Here are some of my favorites. (I’ve edited some of the harsher language…)“I put my meatball sandwich in the office refrigerator someone ate the meatballs out of the sandwich but not the sandwich. thats pretty creepy to me.” – SwanchSwabzMaybe he’s on a low carb diet.“Close talker. Really close. You back up and he follows you.” – LittleLarryThis is a highly aggressive close talker.“In my old job a guy came in ~5.30 in the morning and would beat the sh*t out of the vending machine to try to get free food.” – ZeruviIt’s always feels good to be the first one in the office, but not for this reason.“I work tech support help desk, the weird guy in our office is outwardly social and goes to the gym 3 times a week. F*ing monster.” – beefstendersI guess being the normal guy in an office full of nerds makes you the weirdo.“I am probably the weird guy in the office, to be honest. I have no idea what people might think I do that’s creepy though, but it might be the farting.” – warpusYeah that’ll do it.“Use to sit next to this guy who would eat full packets of mayonnaise at 8am. He would then turn to tell me something while his mouth of full of mayonnaise.” – AnElectricForkNo.“He will not touch food. He eats his sandwich with the baggie still wrapped around as much of it as possible. He eats bags of popcorn or chips with a spoon. He eats his bagel with a fork stabbed through it. Very strange, but also highly entertaining.” – undercanopy813Haha. At least this guy provides entertainment.“Not me, but my wife sits next to a guy who opens up oatmeal packets and throws in it his mouth along with water, making oatmeal in his mouth. He says he doesn’t have time to eat. Does the same thing with protein powder and milk.” – goode3790Who wants to wash a bowl every day?Hope you enjoyed these. For more, check out the feed.last_img read more

Enough is enough

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I gave you a brand new Ford, you said ‘I want a Cadillac.’I bought you a ten dollar dinner, you said ‘Thanks for the snack.’I let you live in my penthouse, you said it was just a shack.– Performed by B.B. KingTalk about ungrateful! It appears that “Big Tech” stocks are not satisfied with the lowest yield on corporate debt ever. Nor are they content with the $100 billion of Treasuries and Agency Mortgage Backed Securities the Fed has been buying every month since the spring. Additionally, on their “things-we-should-be-grateful-for-but-aren’t list” is the Fed and Treasury facilities to purchase securities with some credit risk as well as corporate lending facilities. A lot of stockholders, bondholders, and Wall Street structured products desks are wealthier and happier because of the “Fed has our back” mentality created by these programs. Nevertheless, from Bloomberg News:Big tech’s market-leading days might be numbered, thanks to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. The NASDAQ 100 sank as much as 2.8% on Thursday, dragged down by a slump in the megacap technology stocks that have powered this year’s rebound. The slide came after Fed policy makers pledged to keep interest rates low until inflation averages over 2%, while failing to give any fresh details on the central bank’s bond-buying plans. Near-zero borrowing costs have helped to justify the industry’s lofty valuations, with the NASDAQ 100’s price-earnings ratio exceeding 40 before the latest selloff—the highest since 2004. That’s pushed the NASDAQ 100 up by about 58% from its March lows.last_img read more

Actions needed now to head off deeper, longer crisis

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img NCUA and Congress should take further steps to ensure credit unions remain in position to serve members during and after the pandemic, CUNA wrote to the House Financial Services Committee Thursday. NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood testified at the hearing, which also featured discussion of two CUNA-backed bills.The Access to Credit for Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis Act (H.R. 6789) would exempt credit union business loans related to the pandemic from the member business lending cap for one year; and The Preventing Regulatory Penalties for PPP Lenders Act (H.R. 8675) would prevent regulatory penalties for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lenders.“Significant looming stress reflected in the Census Bureau Household and Small Business Pulse Surveys suggests the NCUA and Congress should act now to head off a deeper and longer lasting crisis—and to ensure that credit unions maintain their ability to effectively intervene and help members navigate through the mounting near-term risks,” the letter reads. “Therefore, as Congress contemplates further COVID-recovery legislation and exercises its oversight responsibilities over the Federal financial regulators, it is critical that policy be examined and modified to ensure credit unions remain in a position to serve their members throughout and after this crisis.”last_img read more