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first_imgRe March 23 New York Times column, “President phones his pal Putin: The transcript”: As a reader of the Gazette for 47 years, I can’t believe you printed that column. Mr. Bret Stevens’ column contained more lies, and only two things that can be considered true — President Trump did call Putin, did congratulate him on this election, and did mentioned a possible meeting between the two in the future. The rest was the Times’ complete hatred of President Trump. Print facts, not personal opinion like Mr. Stevens. As a former paper boy in my youth in New Jersey, newspapers are to research and print facts — not opinion and lies.I hope you print this, but it criticizes newspapers.Herbert ThorneSchenectadyEditor’s Note: The column was a satire and therefore was published in the Opinion section, not the News section.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady department heads: Budget cutbacks would further stress already-stretched departments Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement Joe Willock has caught the eye during Arsenal’s pre-season tour (Picture: Getty)Bayern Munich are interested in signing Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock after he impressed against them in the International Champions Cup last month, according to Sky Sports.The 19-year-old has been one of the standout stars of Arsenal’s pre-season, featuring regularly in Unai Emery’s plans and holding his own against Bayern and Barcelona amongst others.Willock is thought of extremely highly at Arsenal and has already featured 17 times for the first-team, including in the Europa League final last season when he came on as a late substitute.Bayern Munich’s interest in him follows on from their pursuit of another talented young English prospect in Callum Hudson-Odoi who now appears set to stay at Chelsea.ADVERTISEMENT Willock impressed during Arsenal’s win over Bayern Munich last month (Picture: Getty)Although Arsenal have boosted their squad with the high-profile signings of Nicolas Pepe and Dani Ceballos, they are expected to integrate some of their academy graduates next season.AdvertisementAdvertisementReiss Nelson and Emile Smith Rowe have both been tipped to establish themselves at Arsenal following loan spells in Germany with Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig respectively last term.Emery has challenged Willock to stake a claim for a first-team place, saying last month: ‘I really, really think that he made one more step last year during the season and he finished it very well with us, playing 12 minutes in the final against Chelsea with a big performance.‘We now want him to take another step more in his capacity to be with us, with a big help in our performance and our idea.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityMesut Ozil has also been impressed with his teammate, saying: ‘Especially yesterday against Bayern Munich, against a big club, he shows his quality. We are happy to have him.‘He was strong last year as well so, of course, if you really work with the first team together always, you feel more comfortable and you believe in yourself more.‘I think this season he can show his quality and I think he can help us this season.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Bayern Munich interested in signing highly-rated Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Aug 2019 5:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgBosch Pensionsfonds – whose proposal for a new pension income structure led to a change in German law – was another big winner.Bosch took home no fewer than five awards, including those for Germany (bAV), Innovation and Active Management.Fellow German scheme Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe (AVWL) also took home three awards, winning the categories for Germany (Versorgungswerk), Infrastructure and Fixed Income.The Church Commissioners for England won three awards as well, including Climate Related Risk Management, with a nearly perfect score of 19.75 points out of a possible 20.Competition this year was particularly strong, with a record number of entries across all categories.For the first time in the history of the awards, a single category was won by three contenders, with Swedish buffer fund AP4 and the UK’s British Steel and Merchant Navy Officers pension funds sharing the Gold Award for Best Long-term Investment Strategy.The full list of the winnersGold Awards       Long-Term Investment Strategy: AP4, British Steel Pension Fund and Merchant Navy Officers Pension FundPension Fund Achievement of the Year: Fiona MillerOutstanding Industry Contribution: Bernhard WiesnerBest European Pension Fund: NEST (National Employment Savings Trust) The National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) was the big winner at IPE’s annual Awards & Conference in Berlin, taking home the coveted gold award for Best European Pension Fund.The UK defined contribution pension fund – launched just five years ago – also won the Best Small Pension Fund award.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Mark Fawcett of NEST receives his Gold Award for Best European Pension Fund from Laurent Bertiau of AmundiFiona Miller won the Pension Fund Achievement of the Year award for her commitment to the recent pooling concept among the UK’s local authority pensions, while Bernhard Wiesner took home the final Gold Award for Outstanding Industry Contribution for his pioneering efforts at the Bosch scheme in Germany and Europe. Themed Awards       Climate Related Risk Management: Church Commissioners for EnglandDC & Hybrid Strategies: Bosch PensionsfondsDiversification: Santander UK Group Pension Scheme Common FundEmerging Markets: Royal County of Berkshire Pension FundESG: Church Commissioners for EnglandInfrastructure: Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-LippeIn-house Investment Team: British Steel Pension FundInnovation: Bosch PensionsfondsPortfolio Construction: PMTReal Estate: Church Commissioners for EnglandRisk Management: Trafalgar House Pension TrustSmart Beta: FRRSpecialist Investment Managers: FRR Bronze Awards Alternatives: SEB Life & PensionEquities: SEB Life & PensionFixed Income: Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe Silver Awards    Active Management: Bosch PensionsfondsPassive Management: KB First Pension Company JSC SkopjeBest Corporate Pension Fund: Bosch PensionsfondsBest Multi-employer/Professional Pension Fund: Almenni Pension FundBest Public Pension Fund: ABPBest Small Pension Fund: NEST (National Employment Savings Trust)Best Sovereign Reserve Fund: Pension Reserve Fund of the Republic of Srpska Country Awards winnersBest Pension Fund in Austria (Pensionskasse): APK PensionskasseBest Pension Fund in Austria (Vorsorgekasse): fair-finance VorsorgekasseBest Pension Fund in Belgium: AmonisBest Pension Fund in Central & Eastern Europe: Swedbank Pension Plan DinamikaBest Pension Fund in Denmark: Industriens PensionBest Pension Fund in Finland: Elo Mutual Pension Insurance CompanyBest Pension Fund in France: CRPNPAC Caisse de Retraite du Personnel Navigant Professionnel de l’Aéronautique CivileBest Pension Fund in Germany (bAV): Bosch PensionsfondsBest Pension Fund in Germany (Versorgungswerk): Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-LippeBest Pension Fund in Ireland: RetireSmart (ESB Defined Contribution Pension Scheme)Best Pension Fund in Italy: Solidarietà Veneto Fondo PensioneBest Pension Fund in The Netherlands: Stichting Pensioenfonds INGBest Pension Fund in Portugal: Fundo Pensões Santander TottaBest Pension Fund in Small Countries: Almenni Pension Fund and Frjálsi Pension FundBest Pension Fund in Spain (corporate scheme): Pensions Caixa 30 FPBest Pension Fund in Spain (multi-employer scheme): Caja Ingenieros Multigestión PPBest Pension Fund in Sweden: SPKBest Pension Fund in Switzerland: CPEG (Caisse de Prévoyance de l’Etat de Genève)Best Pension Fund in the UK: ICI Pension Fundlast_img read more

first_img The 25-year-old Nigeria senior national team invitee penned a four year deal with the Smurfs which will see him stay at the club until 2024. Dessers joined the Heraclieden last summer from Utrecht on a three-year deal and enjoyed great success in his debut campaign with the side. In 29 appearances across all competitions, he scored 18 goals and provided six assists which saw him emerge as joint-topscorer in the Dutch elite division, which was cancelled owing to the coronavirus outbreak. His eye-catching performances generated a number of interests, however, Genk beat several European clubs to secure his signature in the summer. Reacting to the move, Genk’s sporting director Dimitri de Conde said it will enable the player to take his career to the next level. “Cyriel has developed excellently in the Netherlands as a footballer and as a real goalscorer,” he told the club website. Loading… Belgian First Division A giants, Genk have completed the signing of Nigeria star,Cyriel Dessers from Eredivisie side Heracles Almelo.center_img “He is Belgian, still young and ready to take the next step in his career. The fact that he was a supporter of our club as a child only makes it even better.” For the Belgian-Nigerian, who had spells at OH Leuven, Lokeren, NAC Breda and FC Utrecht, joining the Smurfs is a dream come true. “As a little boy you dream of great things. I dreamed of KRC Genk,” he tweeted. He has been handed the no. 9 jersey and becomes the fifth African in Hannes Wolf’s squad after compatriots Paul Onuachu, Stephen Odey, Cote d’Ivoire’s Eboue Kouassi and Ghana’s Joseph Paintsil. All eyes will be on him to help the Belgians qualify for Europe next term after finishing seventh in the First Division A after accruing 44 points in 29 outings. read also:Heracles star Dessers wants his future sorted out soon Born in Belgium to a Belgian father and Nigerian mother, he pledged his international allegiance to the Super Eagles in December 2019. He was called up by coach Gernot Rohr for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone which could not be held due to the pandemic which placed football-related activities on hold for months. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_imgChester “Chet” Weckop, 82, of Greesburg passed away on December 31, 2019. He was born on July 23, 1937 in Arlington, MN, the son of Joseph and Clara Myer Weckop. Chet was a 1955 graduate of Arlington High School.  He served in the United States Navy.  On August 11, 1956 in Arlington, Minnesota he married Joan Ruth Ruschky, and together they had four children: Nate, Mitch, Tracy and Mark.  Chet was a manager at Sears in Greensburg. He was a member of the Kiwanis. Chet was a very active member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and was on the committee to build the current church building.Survivors include: Daughter, Tracy James of Hattiesburg, MS; Sons, Nate (Deanie) Weckop of Greensburg, Mitch (Diane) Weckop of Green Bay, WI, and Mark Weckop of Greensburg; Sister, Donalean Harris of Badgely, WI; Seven Grandchildren, JD Crook, Amanda Weckop, Paul Weckop, Jonathan Woods, Anna Grace Woods, Tori Reid, Tia Simpson and Chris Hoover; Great Grandchildren, Jay Crook, Cooper Crook and Patrick Weckop.  Chet was preceded in death by his Parents; Wife, Joan Weckop; and Brother, Donald “Butch” Weckop.Chet’s Family would like to thank the people at Aspen Place for their help in providing him care.A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, January 3, 2020 from 11:00 am until the time of the Funeral at 12:00 noon.  Rev. Aaron West will be officiating.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or to the Donor’s Choice.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

first_img “Once you are out of competition, everybody is different,” Wenger said. “We [have] spent time [together] in Geneva at the [UEFA] managers’ meeting. “Here is competition time, so everybody fights for his team and his club.” Arsenal head into the hectic festive schedule having to cope without midfielder Jack Wilshere for two matches, after the England international was handed a retrospective misconduct charge by the Football Association for raising his middle finger in the direction of Manchester City supporters during last weekend’s 6-3 loss at the Etihad Stadium. Captain Thomas Vermaelen looks set to return to the defence to partner Per Mertesacker as Laurent Koscielny is a major doubt after he suffered a deep gash in his knee just before half-time against City. German forward Lukas Podolski could be involved for the first time since late August following his recovery from a hamstring tear. Wenger feels whatever side he fields on Monday will be coming up against an opposing team full of ability, despite Chelsea having lost their Capital One Cup quarter-final at Sunderland in extra-time on Wednesday night. “Chelsea are a good side with many good promising players, many good young players,” said Wenger. “They have a good offensive potential as well and for us it will be important to have a good defensive focus to find our defensive stability back and to stop them going forward. “For the rest if you look at the names of their players, in every position they have great players.” The Gunners will retain top spot in the Barclays Premier League should they emerge victorious from the pre-Christmas showdown at the Emirates Stadium. To do that, however, will require Wenger to succeed where his tactics have so far failed in each of the previous meetings with the Portuguese coach, now in his second spell in charge of Chelsea and whom has already beaten Arsenal once this season with a 2-0 win in the Capital One Cup tie in October. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger maintains there will be nothing personal in his bid to beat Chelsea on Monday night as he tries to get the better of Jose Mourinho at the 10th time of asking. “It is not a personal battle,” Wenger insisted. “Honestly, we had some big games in the past, but what is important for me is that I am completely focused on Arsenal Football Club and on my team and doing well in the team. “Whether we play Monday night against Chelsea or anybody else, for me it is exactly the same, because what is at stake for us is to get back to winning habits, whether it is Chelsea or anyone else.” Wenger continued: “Chelsea were fantastic teams and he is a good manager, that together makes it difficult. “I think we were close (to beating Chelsea) many times. “Let us not forget that when we won the championship in 2004, Chelsea finished second and we had an unbeaten record. “Mourinho came in and they bought (Didier) Drogba, (Ricardo) Carvalho and they were even stronger. He is as well a very good manager and they had a fantastic period.” Wenger has a more sedate relationship with Mourinho now than the pair endured in the past, with the Frenchman being labelled a “voyeur” by his rival manager in 2005 for comments about the goings on at Stamford Bridge. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img “Phil’s injury is not as bad as I thought it was on the night,” Giggs said. “He won’t be available for Sunday (when United play Southampton), but he should be okay for the World Cup.” The news that Jones should be fit for the tournament in Brazil is a boost for England manager Roy Hodgson, who needs the Manchester United defender as cover for right-back as Kyle Walker is in danger of missing out due to a pelvic injury. Hodgson will be concerned that star striker Wayne Rooney is still being troubled by a groin injury, although Giggs insists the player will be fit to fly to South America. Rooney has missed the last two United games with the problem and he will not partake in the final match of the season. “Wayne has just started training over the last couple of days and Sunday probably will come a bit too quick for him,” Giggs said. “But he will obviously be fine for the World Cup also.” Sunday’s game at St Mary’s Stadium will be the final one of Giggs’ brief spell in charge. Phil Jones should be fit to go to the World Cup with England after his shoulder injury proved less serious than was feared, Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs has said. Press Association Louis van Gaal, the overwhelming favourite for the full-time position, said this week he would “love” to take charge at Old Trafford. Giggs, who is scheduled to meet executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Friday, is no nearer to deciding what he will do next season. “My stance is not any different to what it was last week,” Giggs said. “Obviously there is huge speculation, but nothing has been announced yet and my job is to prepare the team for Southampton. “I am sure there will be an announcement soon and maybe I can comment on it then, but at the moment it is just speculation and there is nothing I can say. “Obviously it has been a difficult season for everyone and when the management situation gets sorted out then we can move on. Like I said, that will probably be in the next couple of weeks.” Giggs has won two games and lost one during his spell at the helm. When asked whether he had enjoyed his time in charge, Giggs said: “I think it just depends what time of day you are asking that question! “Sometimes you probably think I could do without it and other times it gives you so much pleasure. “After the game last Saturday (when United lost to Sunderland) you probably think you could do without it, but you probably learn more from defeat and not doing so well just like when you are a player. “I have enjoyed the whole experience and it has definitely helped me prepare for what will come after my playing career.” Giggs, who has no previous management experience, has never been considered as a candidate to replace David Moyes, who was sacked just 10 months into a six-year contract. The 40-year-old concedes he would be under a lot more pressure to deliver if he had been entrusted with the job on a full-time basis. “There is not really a lot of pressure on me at the moment because it is just four games and we can’t really win anything,” Giggs said. “We can only qualify for the Europa League and we will carry on trying to do that. “You get a little taste of the pressure you are put under with regards to picking teams and wanting to do your best.” United will only scrape into the Europa League on goal difference if they beat Saints and Tottenham lose at home to Aston Villa. Jones came off in the 16th minute of United’s 3-1 win over Hull on Tuesday after a clash with Maynor Figueroa. Giggs says Jones did not dislocate his left shoulder as had been the concern, and Welshman Giggs insists the defender can be selected in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad, which will be announced on Monday. last_img read more

first_img Jose Mourinho’s Blues visit Loftus Road looking for a win that will maintain their position as firm favourites to claim the Premier League crown – whilst QPR need the points in their own battle to avoid dropping out of the division all together. The Rs could start Sunday’s derby just one point off the foot of the table despite taking four points from their previous two fixtures. Press Association And, with games running out, Ramsey feels Chelsea’s lead at the top means the game takes on extra significance for the hosts. “It’s a big game for us,” he said. “They can afford to have a blip and still win the league but on the flip side, we need to pick up every point we can. “We all know what it means to the supporters – at this stage of the season, with what is at stake for both teams, it gives it added spice.” Defender Clint Hill, who scored in Tuesday night’s 3-3 draw at Aston Villa, enjoyed the taste of victory in his first west London derby when QPR won 1-0 at home to Chelsea in 2011. That game may now be remembered more for the verbal clash between John Terry and Anton Ferdinand which landed the Chelsea skipper a £220,000 fine and a four-game ban for racial abuse, but Hill wants to see the positives from that performance replicated on Sunday. “I think we shocked them that day,” he told Hoops Player. “If we can show the same desire both on and off the pitch then hopefully we can get a result again. Nobody expects us to win but we believe we can give them a game. “We are playing Chelsea who are top of the Premier League and if you can’t get up for that challenge then there’s something wrong.” center_img QPR boss Chris Ramsey believes Sunday’s west London derby is more crucial to his side than it is to title-chasing Chelsea. last_img read more

first_imgImam Ul Haq scored 90 odd against Bangladesh in World Cup league game. Imam Ul Haq has been accused of getting involved with many girls. Imam is yet to comment on the subject.  highlights New Delhi: The Pakistan’s batting sensation, Imam-ul-Haq made the headlines on Wednesday evening when a Twitter user leaked his chats with girls and accused him of manipulating and cheating them. It was cleared in the tweets that all the chats were of recent past and the cricketer is known to have been flirting with around eight to ten girls during this stint. Ever since then, many are waiting for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to react on the matter and the board has refused to comment on the same.What was the matter?Imam was exposed to having multiple love affairs on social media via chats. A user uploaded their WhatsApp chats on Twitter and accused him of cheating on her. The 23-year-old opener was found to being involved with 7-8 girls at the same time and chats with around four of them have been leaked so far. This doesn’t bode well for the opener, who averages 54.58 in 36 ODIs with seven centuries.Interestingly, the user also claims to have a few videos of Imam Ul Haq getting involved with different girls at the same time. However, he said, “I will only share the videos if girls allow me to do so”.“Far too many women have been manipulated and taken advantage of. This needs to come to an end. Being a victim to this myself. I can say, yes, it is cheating. But in what way is cheating on someone okay, that too, with multiple partners, the girl said according to Geo TV.Imam-ul-Haq himself is yet to comment on the matter and it remains to be seen if he comes up with any explanation over the same.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more