Nancy Pelosi: House Will NOT Vote to Start Impeachment

first_imgCongress is back in session so of course impeachment of President Donald Trump is top of mind.Speaker Nancy Pelosi is speaking at a press conference Tuesday evening, after meeting with House Democrats to discuss the possibility of holding a vote on the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Trump.Republicans have argued that the impeachment inquiry is illegitimate because the full House has not voted to formally begin an investigation. The inquiry is currently being carried out by several committees. The White House counsel has also cited the lack of a full vote as a reason that the White House is not cooperating with the inquiry. A formal House vote is not a step that is required by the Constitution to begin an impeachment inquiry, although previous inquiries have started with such a vote.The vote would force Democrats and Republicans to go on the record for their support, or lack thereof, for an impeachment inquiry. Some freshmen Democrats who flipped Republican seats in 2018 have been hesitant to come out in support for an impeachment inquiry, as it could be politically unpopular in their districts. However, such a vote would also force vulnerable Republicans to either align themselves with the president or risk alienating the Republican base.last_img read more

Cricket News MS Dhoni’s ‘golden failure’ puts India in a spot of bother in Nagpur ODI

first_imgMS Dhoni was dismissed for a golden duck for the fifth time.This was the second time he was dismissed for a golden duck against Australia.MS Dhoni averaged over 100 in ODIs in Nagpur. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights The golden duck dismissal for Dhoni was the fifth time that he had suffered this fate in ODIs. His very first instance was on debut against Bangladesh in 2004 at Dhaka when he was run-out with his first ball in international cricket. He has been dismissed for a golden duck twice against Sri Lanka with the first instance coming in 2005 in the Ahmedabad ODI. His next instance came in the 2007 World Cup encounter at Port of Spain in which India lost to Sri Lanka to get eliminated from the tournament. His fourth instance came in 2010 against Australia in then second ODI in Vizag. In the three-match series in which the first and third ODIs were washed away due to rain, India got one over Australia in the Vizag ODI. Although Dhoni fell for a golden duck, Kohli scored a century as India secured an ODI series win against Australia at home for the first time in 23 years. Although Dhoni may have fallen cheaply, India still have depth in Ravindra Jadeja and with Kohli on course for a big score, Australia still have an uphill task to restrict India to a total under 250 on a wicket that is assisting the spinners. India are currently leading the five-match series 1-0 after winning the Hyderabad ODI by six wickets.   New Delhi: Before the start of the second ODI against Australia at the VCA stadium in Jamtha, all eyes were on MS Dhoni and his impressive record at the venue and in the last couple of months. Dhoni has an average of over 130 at the VCA stadium and his first century in ODIs against Australia came at this venue in 2009. In the last couple of months, the cricketing world has seen a resurgence in Dhoni’s finishing prowess and his consistency in accumulating runs in the death overs. Heading into the Nagpur ODI, Dhoni had scores of 51,55*,87*,48*,1,59*. His three unbeaten have come when India has been chasing and they have managed to overhaul the target successfully. In the Nagpur ODI, Virat Kohli’s magnificent 50th fifty had put India on course for a good score but Australia chipped away with wickets at regular intervals and the former India skipper came to bat in the 33rd over after Kedar Jadhav was dismissed by legspinner Adam Zampa for 11. However, in the first ball he faced, Dhoni played back to a quicker delivery that skidded through and he looked to steer it to third man but the outside edge was taken by Usman Khawaja resulted in Dhoni being dismissed for a golden duck. The silence and the shock of the crowd in Jamtha spoke about how rare this failure has come for Dhoni at a time when he is enjoying a good run. last_img read more

Syracuse holds off North Dakota to end nonconference play with 2-1 win

first_imgAfter dropping the first game of its final nonconference series, Syracuse (6-10-7, 4-2-3 College Hockey America) rebounded to beat North Dakota (10-10-2, 6-8-2 Western Collegiate Hockey), 2-1, on Sunday, despite being outshot, 45-23.SU goalie Jenn Gilligan stopped a season-high 44 shots and the Orange killed off all six of its penalties. Gilligan tied her career-high for saves, set in 2012 when she played for New Hampshire.Just under five minutes into the first period, North Dakota defender Gracen Hirschy went to the box for high sticking. As the penalty expired, SU forward Melissa Piacentini found the back of the net to put Syracuse up 1-0 on the power play.The 1-0 score held through the end of the period, but only 29 seconds after the puck dropped to start the second, Syracuse forward Alysha Burriss gave the Orange a 2-0 advantage. Piacentini and forward Stephanie Grossi assisted on the play.UND responded midway through the second as Hirschy slipped one past Gilligan to cut the lead to one goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange went on the penalty kill twice in the third period, but its special teams unit was able to keep North Dakota off the board. With less than two minutes remaining, UND pulled its goalie, but Gilligan saved the five ensuing shots to preserve the victory.Syracuse will head on the road again, traveling to Erie, Pennsylvania to take on Mercyhurst at 3 p.m. on Friday to start a two-game set.Compiled by Jon Mettus, staff writer, [email protected] Comments Published on January 11, 2015 at 6:04 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

North Tipperary CCC to decide on Senior Hurling replay.

first_imgIt’s the first North final to go to a replay since 1996 – the details for the replay will be decided at this evening’s North Board CCC Meeting. Nenagh Éire Óg and Burgess will have to do it all again, after they couldn’t be separated in yesterday’s game at McDonagh Park.It finished Nenagh Éire Óg 1-20 Burgess 2-.17.Two goals in the second half from Damien O’ Brien and Brian Hogan looked to be sending Burgess towards victory, before Nenagh substitute Paul Ryan struck with the equalising goal in the fourth minute of injury time. Other results from across the county.Mid Intermediate Hurling Final – Thurles Sarsfields 2-14 Moyne/Templetuohy 1-12South Junior A Hurling Final – St. Patrick’s 1-19 Skeheenarinky 0-13County Intermediate Hurling “Relegation – Kilsheelan-Kilcash 1-12   Grangemockler Ballyneale 1-6Mid Tipperary Junior A Football Championship – Loughmore-Castleiney 2-12   Boherlahan-Dualla 0-4.last_img read more

William Hill appoints ‘risk expert’ Jane Hanson as corporate advisor

first_img William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead  August 27, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit Share Jane Hanson – William HillFTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has moved to strengthen its governance and corporate advisory confirming the appointment of Jane Hanson as a new Independent Non-Executive Director.An expert in risk management and corporate governance strategies for ‘highly regulated industries’, Hanson will join William Hill’s board on 1 July 2019, becoming a member of the FTSE firm’s nomination and audit committees.A former executive of KPMG and AVIVA, Hanson is the current Chair of financial services consumer protection scheme, the Reclaim Fund LTD.Furthermore, Hanson sits on the Risk Committee of insurance provider Direct Line Insurance Group Plc as a Non-Executive Director.Moving forward, Hanson will advise William Hill governance and leadership on corporate transitions and management of wider stakeholders, amid the industry’s changing regulatory landscape.Confirming the governance appointment, Roger Devlin Chairman of William Hill commented:“We are delighted to welcome Jane to the Board of William Hill. Jane’s proven NED experience working at Board level in FTSE, regulated and complex organisations will be invaluable to William Hill and makes her a great addition to the Board. I am also delighted that with Jane’s appointment, female representation on the Board is now at 44%, which is well beyond the target level set in the Hampton Alexander review of 33% by the end of end of 2020.” Related Articleslast_img read more