Only the rich want the GOP’s tax plan

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThere’s much excitement over new tax bill, which is a reincarnation of Reaganomics. George H.W. Bush called Reaganomics “voodoo economics.” No one wants it except the upper 1 percent, who get to control more and more of the nation’s wealth. Conservatives, I think, support the efforts primarily because liberals are against it. When conservatives and liberals listen to one another, they find they don’t really have much different views. The turmoil Americans are kept in really pleases the ruling class.Calvin MooreColonieMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Liverpool to sign defender Joel Matip from Schalke on a free transfer in the summer

first_imgLiverpool will sign defender Joel Matip when his contract with current club Schalke expires in the summer, the German club have confirmed.Matip, 24, has long been linked with a move to Anfield – with Reds manager Jurgen Klopp known to be an admirer of the Cameroon international.And Schalke have now confirmed that the centre-back will depart the club when his contract expires in the summer, with Liverpool snapping up the player on a free transfer.”His decision is nothing against Schalke,” club general manager Horst Heldt told reporters. “He wants to try something new.”The Bochum-born defender can play across the backline and even in midfield if required, and will add athleticism and discipline to a backline that has struggled for much of the current campaign.Last week Schalke secured a contract extension for Matip’s centre-back partner Benedikt Howedes, amid reported interest from a number of European clubs. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Paris Saint-Germain to lead French soccer fundraising after Notre Dame fire

first_imgThe roof was largely destroyed and the spire collapsed before firefighters brought the fire under control some 15 hours later.Ligue 1 leader PSG has pledged to support both the restoration efforts and the emergency services who battled to extinguish the fire and also ensure a number of valuable artifacts could be saved.”In the aftermath of the fire that ravaged part of the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral, Paris Saint-Germain shares the immense emotion of all Parisians, the French people and those around the world who have been shocked and saddened by this disaster,” the club said in a statement on Tuesday.”The club has already started to bring together all its key stakeholders, main partners and huge community of fans both in Paris and abroad, aiming to start or participate in a series of initiatives such as fundraising events that will be part of the tremendous campaign to rebuild the cathedral in the following years.”Paris Saint-Germain would also like to express its admiration and solidarity towards the Paris Fire Brigade, whose commitment and bravery made it possible to overcome the flames and limit the extent of the damage. The club will also provide support to the firefighters.” French soccer team Paris Saint-Germain has promised fundraising initiatives to aid the restoration of Notre Dame cathedral after Monday’s fire.The 850-year-old masterpiece sustained extensive damage in the blaze, believed to be accidental, that was discovered toward the center of the structure where renovation work is being carried out. France’s Ligue de Football Professionnel also intends to provide financial support for the repair efforts.”This is help that we will coordinate with all players in French football,” LFP president Nathalie Boy de la Tour said.”We will be in solidarity in this drama, which has touched us all.”The Paris Saint-Germain family will provide long-term support for the reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris.For more information: https://t.co/2IRVVtjQi8— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) April 16, 2019last_img read more