U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer Calls For Investigation In U.S. Attorney Firing

first_imgNEW YORK – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for a investigation into the firing of New York’s Southern District U.S. Attorney.Initially, Attorney General William Barr said Attorney Geoffrey Berman was stepping down, but Berman said he had not resigned, leading Barr to say that President Trump had fired him.“The real unanswered question here is why did the president and Mr. Barr do it? No reason was given why Mr. Berman was fired,” said Schumer speaking Sunday. “We need answers to those looming questions and the way to do it is a top to bottom investigation.”“Specifically, a three-pronged investigation involves three entities,” furthered Schumer. “I am calling for a three-pronged investigation that involves three entities. First, the Judiciary Committee, second, the Office of Professional Responsibility at DOJ and third, the Inspector General’s office at DOJ.” Berman served the Southern District of New York, where he investigated several of Trump’s associates.Barr tried to oust him Friday, but Berman said he had no intention of resigning. He added that he had learned about his supposed resignation from a press release.Berman said he wanted to continue his investigations until the senate confirmed his replacement.Now, he’s unable to do that. Saturday evening, Berman announced he was leaving the office, effective immediately.Deputy U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss will take over in an acting capacity. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

This money-saving app never returns the interest its users earn – and it just raised another $11 million to do it

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Eugene KimDigit is a money-saving app that saw its fair share of controversy following its official release earlier this year.The way it works is pretty straightforward: its secret algorithm tracks your income and spending patterns, and every 2 to 3 days, automatically saves a small amount of money that you won’t even notice is missing.The money gets transferred to a separate Digit savings account, held in one of its partner banks like Wells Fargo or BofI Federal Bank. Users can also manually set their savings amount or withdraw their savings anytime they want.But what appears to have gotten some people boggled was the fact that the users don’t earn any interest on their savings. Instead, Digit takes all the interest that accrues and spends it on its operating costs. Its logic: users get free access to Digit and save money they normally would have spent elsewhere. continue reading »last_img read more

No. 4 Syracuse’s defense exposed in near-upset loss to Virginia

first_imgIt took 57 seconds for Virginia to penetrate Syracuse’s defense and find the back of the net. Sophomore midfielder Maggie Jackson cut in front of the cage and landed the ball in the top left corner. Only 27 seconds later, Jackson shot at the net again, this time hitting the upper right corner.Nineteen seconds later, UVA’s Kelly Reese followed Jackson’s two goals with one of her own. Winning the draw control, Reese ran the ball down to the arc. A foul on SU’s Lila Nazarian awarded Reese a free-position shot which she capitalized on, sinking the ball into the left side of the net.Seventeen seconds later, Reese passed the ball to teammate Sammy Mueller. She caught it and started falling forward. Her stick wound around her body and bounced the ball into the cage.Two minutes into the game, the Orange already trailed 4-0.The Cavaliers (1-4, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) dominated No. 4 Syracuse (7-0, 2-0) in the first half on Sunday evening at the Carrier Dome. UVA capitalized on early runs and holes in the SU defense to sink the Orange into their largest deficit this season, 11-2, with less than 10 minutes left in the first half. SU still managed to claw back to victory, winning 16-15.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“They were picking us apart on the inside,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “Moving the ball around the outside, driving. They looked sharp.”The openness of SU’s defense gave UVA 11 goals off 19 shots in the first half. The Cavaliers took advantage of the lack of interior defense and executed many goals off cuts to the middle. One such goal came in the second half. Jackson possessed the ball on the right side of the field. Seeing nothing between her and the goal, she ran to capitalize on the open field and sent the ball to the top shelf, sailing over Goldstock’s stick in the process.“We’ve been practicing those plays,” Jackson said. “Our defense really made it hard for us this past week to get those shots in.”Virginia kept Jackson and Mueller in the middle of its offensive efforts. The two combined for six goals, five in the first half, and were crucial to picking apart the Orange defense.In UVA’s last goal of the first half, junior Kasey Behr carried the ball from behind the cage, evaded multiple SU defenders before halting 10 yards from the goal. She fired the ball past Goldstock’s left side as the shot clock expired. Goldstock stood in goal, drank water and watched the goal play out on the video board above her cage. She threw her bottle to the ground and walked to the bench.Goldstock had six saves. Five came in the second half, four in the final 2:25. She had one save in the first half, saving 10 percent of the shots she faced in that frame. After letting in seven goals, she was pulled for a minute and a half, in favor of sophomore Bri Stahrr. Stahrr let in two goals before Goldstock came back to the net.“She’s a freshman and this is her fourth game in eight days,” Gait said. “It’s tough but we believe in her.”Next weekend Syracuse faces the No. 1 team in the country, Maryland. To beat the Terps, SU’s defense needs to be a dominating force, rather than its multi-dimensional offense, something it hasn’t been all season.“Moving forward as they prepare for Maryland and Florida, they’re going to have to tighten up their defense a bit,” UVA head coach Julie Myers said. “That middle was awfully open this afternoon.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 5, 2017 at 9:52 pm Contact Kaci: [email protected]last_img read more

Football : Liverpool’s Naby Keita believes the Reds can challenge Man City for the…

first_imgAdvertisementNaby Keita was the first of Liverpool’s new arrivals of this summer. Liverpool look at Keita as the heir of the Gerrard’s box to box role having made his name in Leipzig as one of the box to box midfielders of the world. He was signed by Liverpool in August 2017 after triggering his release clause but arrived at joined Liverpool in July 2018. He is one of the first signing of the Klopp’s “project” this summer.Along with Naby Keita, Monaco’s Fabinho came just days later. One would think Liverpool have finished their transfer agenda but Klopp thought otherwise. Stoke’s Xherdan Shaqiri arrived for a measly 13m and one of the world’s best young goalkeeper Alisson Becker joined for a world record fee of £66.8m weeks later.These four signings have cost a total of more than £150m. Fuelled by the sale of Phllipe Coutinho, Liverpool have splashed the Coutinho transfer money in this transfer window to solve all the positional issues they had. A front three with the likes of Salah, Mane, Firmino who carried Liverpool all the way to the Champions League final followed by a midfield duo of Fabinho and Keita behind them look like the most challenging and impressive team that could lead Liverpool to much waited premier league success. In the back, the presence of breakout stars Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander Arnold in the wings and the centre back duo 2018 world cup team of the tournament defender Dejan Lovren and the world’s most expensive defender Virgil Van Dijk make Liverpool a team that has an attack, midfield and defense of similar prowess bringing in a balance in the team strength.When questioned about the quality of squad to compete with City this season, Keita said: “I know we have enough quality. It’s all about having the mindset and desire to want it and fight for it enough. I think that goes a long way, having that desire and belief. I’m someone who has this real winning mentality, I have a huge desire to win. That’s why I’m aggressive in a positive sense on the field.”When asked about the standard of the Premier League’s physicality, Keita answered: “I don’t think that physical aspect is going to have a negative effect on me at all. I’ve watched a lot of English football and I’m getting used to this kind of physical aspect. Through the process of the pre-season friendlies, hopefully I’ll be up to speed with it. Winning the ball back is something I like.”Read also :Football : Mane gets legendary number 10 Liverpool shirt ahead of teammate Mo SalahFootball: German Wonderkid Max Meyer without a club as Arsenal, Liverpool circle Advertisementlast_img read more