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Trump promotes false birther theory about Kamala Harris

first_imgPresident Donald Trump said Thursday he had heard Democratic vice-presidential running mate Kamala Harris was not eligible to serve, stoking a false claim echoing the baseless “birther” theory he promoted about Barack Obama.At a White House news conference, Trump was asked about “claims circulating on social media” that Harris was not eligible and whether he could say she met the legal requirements for vice president.”I heard it today that she doesn’t meet the requirements. And, by the way, the lawyer that wrote that piece is a very highly qualified, very talented lawyer. I have no idea if that’s right,” Trump said. Topics : ‘Total B.S.’ In his Newsweek op-ed, Chapman University law professor John Eastman claimed some “commentators” said Harris was ineligible as she was not a “natural born citizen” as her parents were not naturalized US citizens at the time of her birth.According to the Constitution, any natural born US citizen over the age of 35 is eligible to be president or vice president.Constitutional law expert Erwin Chemerinsky told CBS News the claim about Harris “is a truly silly argument.””Under section 1 of the 14th Amendment, anyone born in the United States is a United States citizen. The Supreme Court has held this since the 1890s. Kamala Harris was born in the United States,” the dean of UC Berkeley School of Law said in an email to CBS.”Some conservatives, such as John Eastman, think that is wrong and being born in the country is not enough,” he said. “[They’re] clearly wrong under the language of the 14th Amendment and under Supreme Court precedent.”Eastman’s op-ed was published a day after Democratic challenger Joe Biden announced Harris as his running mate, the first woman of color tapped by a major party for the post.Laurence H. Tribe, a professor of constitutional law at Harvard Law School, told the New York Times that Eastman’s idea was “total B.S.””I hadn’t wanted to comment on this because it’s such an idiotic theory,” Tribe told the paper. “There is nothing to it.” “I would have assumed the Democrats would have checked that out before she gets chosen to run for vice president,” he said.”But that’s a very serious — you’re saying that — they’re saying that she doesn’t qualify because she wasn’t born in this country.”The reporter replied that Harris was born in the United States but her parents might not have been permanent residents at the time.Trump appeared to be referring to a Newsweek op-ed by a conservative law professor wrongly claiming the California senator was not eligible to serve as vice president or president because of the immigration status of her parents when she was born. Harris was born in Oakland, California in 1964 to a father from Jamaica and a mother from India.Trump earned national political prominence by promoting the “birther” lie that Obama, America’s first black president, was not born in the United States.He grudgingly acknowledged late in his 2016 presidential campaign that Obama was born in the United States.last_img read more

Denmark’s F&P decries lack of capital requirements in IORP II Directive

first_imgThe new IORP framework includes a series of measures the commission says are aimed at improving governance and transparency of the pension funds in Europe, promoting cross-border activity and helping long-term investment.Danish pensionskasser are covered by the Solvency II regime along with pensions providers incorporated as life insurance companies, as a result of a decision by the national regulator to create equal competitive conditions for the two types of business within Denmark.“We are glad about the increased information requirement that is included in the submitted IORP directive but disappointed that the capital requirements are not included,” Skjødt said.This omission will lead to individual customers having a different level of security depending on whether they are customers of a pension fund or a life insurance company in Europe, he said.“The mantra should be – same risk, same requirement – which the IORP Directive submitted does not create because of the lack of harmonisation of the Solvency II capital requirements,” he said. The new IORP Directive from the European Commission should include the same capital requirements as those in the Solvency II regulation that applies to Danish pension funds, the country’s pensions industry association has said. Responding to last week’s publication of the revised European prudential framework for pension funds, the Danish pensions and insurance association F&P pointed out that IORP would not apply to Danish funds regardless of whether they were pensionskasser (pension savings institutions) or life insurance companies.Peter Skjødt, executive director, told IPE: “However, it is important that [IORP II] give rise to equal rules for pensionskasser and life insurance companies in the rest of Europe, so that there is a level playing field.”The benchmark for this is Solvency II, he said.last_img read more

Australia’s QSuper and Sunsuper in merger talks

first_img“There is an absolute responsibility upon trustees to consider how to best serve members’ interests. Whether a partnership between our two funds could be better for both QSuper and Sunsuper members is an appropriate enquiry,” they said.“Whether or not that consideration proceeds beyond preliminary discussions is dependent on many factors. In the meantime, both Sunsuper and QSuper members may be assured they will be kept informed of any material decisions.”Sunsuper itself has grown rapidly in recent years, taking over a number of smaller super funds. Its most recent mergers, with Kenetic Super and AustSafe Super, have occurred in the past 12 months.Australia’s A$2.8trn superannuation industry is undergoing a wave of mergers and acquisitions as consolidation continues.Australia’s smaller super funds are under pressure to find a merger partner to achieve economies of scale and deliver better and more efficient services to thousands of Australian retirement savers.The pressure on directors of super fund trustees has stepped up following a report from the Productivity Commission, a federal government agency, into the industry.First State Super, the largest NSW-based profit-for-member fund, is currently in talks with VicSuper, from Victoria, to merge the savings of more than 1 million contributors into a A$120bn fund.First State and VicSuper have agreed on the composition of the board of the enlarged scheme, with First State Super’s current independent chair, Neil Cochrane, to be appointed chair.Details of integrating the two funds continue to be worked out, but it is expected that a merger could be formalised by the end of this year.Australia’s hospitality and sports industry fund, the A$43bn Hostplus, and the smaller Club Super this month officially consummated their merger.Other recent mergers include Equip Super and Catholic Super, which combined their operations in May, making it Australia’s thenth largest profit-for-member fund with A$26bn in assets.Tasplan, which covers workers in Tasmania, and MTAA (Motor Trades Association of Australia) Super have entered into a binding memorandum of understanding to merge. If successfully completed, the national fund will manage more than A$22bn in investment savings for more than 320,000 members. Two of Australia’s largest profit-for-member super funds – QSuper and Sunsuper – have begun discussions on a possible merger to create what would be Australia’s largest superannuation fund of around A$182bn (€113bn).Currently, that crown belongs to AustralianSuper, which manages A$172bn.The two Brisbane-based superannuation funds both cater primarily to Queensland employees. At July 31, QSuper had A$113bn and Sunsuper A$69bn in funds under management.In a joint statement, the chairmen of the two funds, QSuper’s Karl Morris and Sunsuper’s Andrew Fraser, said both funds were in talks on a non-binding basis about a possible partnership.last_img read more

Carnival 2012 opening parade highlights

first_img Share 178 Views   one comment LocalNews Carnival 2012 opening parade highlights by: – January 30, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet (L-R) Miss Dominica 2011 Jacintha Fagan and Calypso Monarch 2011 Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier during Satruday’s parade.Here are a few highlights of the Opening Parade of Carnival 2012 in Dominica.Contestants of various pageants: [nggallery id =129]Parade part 2: [nggallery id = 130]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

AFN: All is set for All-Comers competition in Akure

first_img ‘That can only be a figment of some people’s imagination. The AFN constitution is clear on who appoints and renumerates the Secretary-General and until that is amended, the provisions of the constitution on this stands,’ he further said in the statement and allayed fears that World Athletics is trying to create chaos in the administration of the sport in Nigeria. ‘World Athletics, like all international governing bodies for sports is governed by its set of rules (constitution) approved by its congress. This is the standard practice in the administration of sports all over the world. We are aware of the antics of those who are colluding with some elements at the AFN to truncate Nigeria’s preparations for the Olympics and we will not allow this to happen. We will make our position known to our international governing body and advise that in dealing with Nigeria, it should look at provisions of our constitution adopted in November 2017 with Ibrahim Gusau, then president of the federation who presided over the one-day meeting.’ Read Also:Akure All-Comers Is Selection Trials For 1st AFN ClassicsMeanwhile, Saturday’s All-Comers meeting will be used to select the first set of qualified athletes for the first AFN Classics which will hold in Ado Ekiti at the end of February 2020.”Already a number of athletes have arrived Akure and have been accommodated by the federation. Other athletes and officials are coming in today,” revealed Beyioku. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… ‘The AFN under the leadership of Honourable Olamide George is the one recognised by the constitution of the federation and athletes, state associations and clubs are advised to take note,’Beyioku added in a press statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja. ‘The AFN is governed by its constitution and World Athletics has always acknowledged that member federations must be governed by its set of rules as adopted by its congress. The congress of the AFN adopted a constitution for the federation in November  2017 where the powers and functions of everybody linked with the administration of the sport are clearly spelled out. It is actually patterned after some articles of the World Athletics constitution and we know the international governing body for the sport understands the importance of sticking to provisions of the constitution by member federations.’. The AFN Secretary General dismissed reports that there is a new Director-General who will perform the functions of the  Secretary-General as provided for in the AFN constitution. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennySome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has said Saturday’s All-Comers competition will go ahead as scheduled.Niyi Beyioku, Secretary-General of the federation said all arrangements have been concluded for a hitch-free event and advised athletes to attend as the federation officially begins its preparations for summer’s Olympic Games in Yokohama, Japan.last_img read more

Villa’s Grealish apologises, fined for breaking isolation rules

first_imgRead Also: Barcelona star Coutinho seeks Premier League return“I hope everyone can accept my apology and we can move on from this,” added Grealish. “Hopefully in the near future we can all be out enjoying ourselves again.”In a statement about the incident, West Midlands Police added: “Officers are investigating the circumstances and anyone with information has been asked to get in touch.”Grealish has been Villa’s star performer on their return to the Premier League this season and was expected to earn a first call-up by England for friendlies against Denmark and Italy this month prior to football’s shutdown due to COVID-19.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish posted a public apology on Monday for breaking UK government guidelines on social distancing as police opened an investigation into an incident in which a Range Rover crashed into parked cars.Advertisement Loading… Villa expressed their disappointment with Grealish and said the 24-year-old will be fined with the proceeds going to a children’s hospital in Birmingham.West Midlands Police said they were called on Sunday to an address in Solihull, near Birmingham, where the two parked cars suffered minor damage.The force said the driver had left his details with a member of the public before leaving on foot.“I just want to do a quick video message to say how deeply embarrassed I am about what has happened this weekend,” Grealish said in a video posted on Twitter.“I obviously just got a call off a friend asking to go round to his and stupidly agreed to do so. I don’t want anyone to make the same mistake that I did, so I urge everyone to stay home and follow the rules and guidelines of what we are being asked to do.”The British government has introduced restrictions on citizens leaving their homes only to shop for food and medicine, essential travel for work and one form of exercise a day to help halt the spread of coronavirus.“Aston Villa is deeply disappointed that one of our players ignored the government’s guidance on staying at home during the Coronavirus crisis,” Villa said in a statement.“Club captain Jack Grealish has accepted that his decision to leave his house was wrong and entirely unnecessary. It breached the government guidelines which are clear and should be adhered to by everybody.“The player will be disciplined and fined with the proceeds donated to The University Hospitals Charity in Birmingham.”Less than 24 hours before the incident, Grealish was part of a video appeal for people to stay at home during the lockdown. Promoted Content8 Things About Ancient Egypt That We Don’t Yet Know7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap Operas10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growthlast_img read more

President Trump: “Mueller is Conflicted,” This is the “Insurance Policy”

first_imgPresident Trump says former FBI Director Robert Mueller should never have been chosen to lead the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The president stopped to talk to reporters on his way to give the commencement speech at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado today. It was his first public comments since former Special Counsel Robert Mueller spoke about the Russia investigation Wednesday, refusing to clear Trump of criminal activity. Trump spoke to reporters outside the White House before leaving for Colorado this morning saying that Democrats cannot make a legitimate constitutional case for “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Trump again accused Robert Mueller of being “totally conflicted” in his role as Special Counsel. Mueller spoke briefly at the Justice Department on Wednesday and announced he was ending the Special Counsel’s investigation. He told reporters he and his investigators didn’t have the option of charging Trump with obstruction of justice. Mueller says they were blocked by a longstanding Justice Department policy that a sitting president can’t be charged with a federal crime. When asked about the “I Word,” President Trump called impeachment a “dirty, filthy, disgusting word” and says it has nothing to do with him. He also complained about “presidential harassment” and again called the Russia investigation a massive hoax and a scam.Trump also said he has “exposed corruption” within the FBI and Justice Department and said this is the insurance policy that the corrupt FBI agents discussed having against him.last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC World Cup 2019, South Africa vs Afghanistan: When and where to watch

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Cricket Live Streaming Cricket, RSA vs AFG, 21st ODI ICC World Cup Match at Hotstar and Star Sports TV Channel: In the 21st match of the ICC World Cup 2019, South African side to lock horns with Afghanistan at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Both the sides have not been able to clinch even a single match in the tournament and are at the bottom of the points table. It will be interesting to see which team finally makes their winning debut in the World Cup 2019. ICC World Cup 2019, 21st match: South Africa vs AfghanistanWhat time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between South Africa vs Afghanistan start?The 12st match of the ICC World Cup 2019 between South Africa vs Afghanistan will start at 06:00 PM IST.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between South Africa vs Afghanistan be played?The clash between South Africa vs Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played atThe Sophia Garden in Cardiff.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game between South Africa vs Afghanistan?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between South Africa vs Afghanistan on Hotstar from 06.00 PM onwards.Also Read | ICC World Cup 2019: South Africa vs Afghanistan Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Playing XIWhen is the game between South Africa vs Afghanistan in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between South Africa vs Afghanistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Saturday, June 15.Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between South Africa vs Afghanistan?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between South Africa vs Afghanistan?The match between will be broadcast live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 2 Hindi. last_img read more