Credit unions, banks and 23 democratic candidates

first_img continue reading » At the time of writing, we have 23 Democratic presidential candidates who want to unseat President Donald Trump. Now… name five of them.How’d you do? Did you struggle like most Americans?Of those you did name, let me guess the ones you got right. You got Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. Those were easy, as Sanders was second to only Hilary Clinton in the last presidential primary, and Biden is a former Vice President. Third on your list is probably Elizabeth Warren, although you may know her best for her American Indian claim that backfired.After that, the mind wanders. There’s Mayor Pete and Kamala, although you just can’t quite remember their last names of Buttigieg and Harris, respectively. Of course, if you are a political junkie or live in a state where one of the 23 Democratic presidential candidates grew up or now resides, you probably faired a little better.By the July 2020 Democratic National Convention, one name will emerge as the challenger to Trump, and whether you are Republican, Democrat, Independent or third-party supporter, we can’t deny that this person will become a household name in America. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Hayley’s 65 puts England on top

first_img A superb six-under 65 from Hayley Davis helped England to a double ‘first’ at the European ladies’ team championship at Ljubljana, Slovenia.Her score helped England lead the qualifiers for the match play stages of the championship by six shots – and Hayley also claimed the honours in the individual table. She finished the 36-hole qualifying on eight-under par, three clear of her closest challengers.Hayley, 21 (image © Leaderboard Photography), had eight birdies in her 65 – which she compiled despite suffering from stomach cramps. “She just got on with it,” said team captain Elaine Ratcliffe.The team is used to coping with adversity. On the first day, Bronte Law cut her leg while leaving the ladies’ loo – and went on to shoot three-under. She was level par today and fifth in the individual table.  Gabriella Cowley was a shot behind, on two-under for 36 holes, and shared sixth individual place.“The girls all played nicely and, although the weather was posed to be horrendous we managed to avoid the thunderstorms and play was completed in normal time,” said Elaine.“Our girls practised well, executed their shots well and had fun out there. They’re all looking forward to tomorrow.”England will play Italy in the first round of the match play.Meanwhile, England’s girls – led by India Clyburn – also qualified comfortably in fourth place in their European team championship in Skalica, Slovakia.The team will play Sweden tomorrow in the first round of the matchplay and on paper the teams will be evenly matched, having both qualified on eight-over par for the 36 holes of stroke play.England’s top scorer was Lincolnshire’s India Clyburn who was three-under today, with a blemish-free card of three birdies and 15 pars. She was two-under for the two rounds and tied eighth in the individual table.Lancashire 14-year-old, Hollie Muse, was tied 10th individually, scoring two-under today and level par for the qualifying.England coach Scott Godfrey commented: “The team have played really solidly over the first two days. They’ve stuck to their game plans and they’re feeling confident going into their match against Sweden tomorrow.”Qualifying scores (best five from six count each round)England ladies’ scoresPar 71Hayley Davis (Ferndown) 69 65Bronte Law (Bramhall) 68 71Gabriella Cowley (Hanbury Manor) 69 71Charlotte Thomas (Singapore) 73 72Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) 73 75Elizabeth Mallett (Wishaw) 81 72Leading team scores:England -7Sweden -1Finland +7France +8Spain +10Germany +16Switzerland +17Italy +17England girls’ scoresPar 72India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 73 69Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) 74 70Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) 73 73Sophie Keech (Parkstone) 75 74Inci Mehmet (Wentworth) 75 76Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) 82 72Leading team scores:France -10Austria ParSpain +5England +8Sweden +8Germany +13Italy +19Netherlands +23 9 Jul 2014 Hayley’s 65 puts England on top last_img read more

Napoli will be ‘reasonable’ with Sarri suitors

first_imgMaurizio Sarri Napoli president vows to be ‘reasonable’ with Sarri suitors Chris Burton 17:37 6/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Maurizio Sarri Napoli Getty Images Napoli Chelsea Serie A Premier League Chelsea have been heavily linked with a man who finds himself out of work but still tied to a contract at a Serie A club includes a release clause Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has vowed to be “reasonable” with any clubs seeking talks with Maurizio Sarri, with the Chelsea target currently left in coaching limbo.Despite leaving a post with the Serie A club at the end of the 2017-18 season and seeing Carlo Ancelotti appointed as his successor, Sarri remains tied to a contract in Naples.That deal still has two years left to run and includes an €8 million (£7m/$9m) release clause. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Goal revealed recently that Chelsea were prepared to trigger that deal, but no agreement has been reached as Napoli play hardball and the Blues turn their attention elsewhere.De Laurentiis is the man with the power to free Sarri and he claims that he will listen to offers, telling Corriere dello Sport: “If anyone comes to negotiate for him, I will be very reasonable.”I am not a vindictive person and, I repeat, Sarri will always have my thanks.”Sarri has, however, irked those in power at Napoli with his decision to walk away from a long-term deal.Despite leading the club agonisingly close to the Serie A title in his final season at the helm, the 59-year-old refused to commit his future to the club and expressed concerns as to the direction in which things were heading.De Laurentiis admits that he ultimately lost patience with a highly-rated coach, saying: “I have always been very polite to him, I have always supported him.”But at a certain point, if you have a contract with me for another two years but you start publically expressing doubts – saying things like ‘I don’t know if I’m staying,’ ‘I don’t know whether the club will be able to keep their best players,’ ‘in life sometimes it’s best to end stories while they are good,’ – it sends clear messages of impatience and a lack of confidence.”Maurizio never answered me [about whether he was staying]. If you close the door in my face, I will politely stay away so as to not disturb your work, but only up to a certain point.”After that I have the right and the duty to protect the interests of the club and start to look elsewhere.”last_img read more