Allardyce: Permit rules must stay

first_img “If you put a young player with top-level players, he has more chance to develop. If you put him with average players he has more chance to remain average.” But Allardyce was quick to reject that view. “I don’t agree with that at all,” he said. “There’s already a massive influx of foreign youth coming to academies and us losing the opportunities for young British players to take up those places. “That (abolishing the work permit rule) for me, as an Englishman, is a real no-no. I’m sure Arsene, if he was working in France, would have a similar opinion to me. “Protect your own. We very rarely do it in this country and haven’t done it up until now. “We’ve got to do it somewhere along the line and get more British players through. “If we open up the doors, the floodgates would open and there would be very, very few British players who would even get the chance at a football club.” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has rejected suggestions made by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger that English football’s work permit rule should be scrapped. The rules state a player must have featured in 75 per cent of his country’s international matches over the last two years – with his country in the top 70 of FIFA’s rankings – to qualify for a ‘Governing Body Endorsement’. Should a player fail to meet those criteria, a club can request an appeal hearing to ” consider whether the player is able to contribute significantly to the development of the game at the top level in England”. West Ham’s signing of Ecuador World Cup star Enner Valencia required an appeal, as did Leicester’s recent acquisition of Croatian Andrej Kramaric. Wenger and Arsenal would also need to succeed in an appeal should they agree a deal for Villarreal’s uncapped Brazilian centre-back Gabriel Paulista. “I think the rules are fine at the moment,” Allardyce added. “You can get a work permit if there is an exceptional talent and it can be proven.” Wenger pointed to the money going out of the country to overseas clubs to sign players like Angel di Maria, claiming he had wanted to sign the Argentina winger as a 17-year-old, and also suggested that opening up the restrictions would help develop young English players. The Frenchman said on Thursday: “If you want to be the best league in the world then you have to accept that you have to produce the best players in the world, so the question is how can you produce the best players? Press Associationlast_img read more

Lori Loughlin to Plead Not Guilty, Unlike Felicity Huffman

first_imgUnlike Felicity Huffman, actress Lori Loughlin and her husband will plead “not guilty” to charges stemming from a massive college cheating scandal.According to a document filed today in Boston federal court, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli will plead not guilty on federal fraud and money laundering charges. Meanwhile, Huffman and 13 wealthy parents, and one coach plead guilty to using bribery and other forms of fraud as part of the college admissions scandal,Huffman, who took a plea deal, and Loughlin, who is fighting the charges, seem to have two very different public relations strategies.Huffman, the “Desperate Housewives” star, pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to a fake charity associated with Rick Singer to facilitate cheating for her daughter on the SATs, the complaint says.She faces up to 20 years in prison. In exchange for Huffman’s plea, federal prosecutors will recommend incarceration at the “low end” of the sentencing range, a $20,000 fine and 12 months of supervised release. They will not bring further charges.A federal judge will have the final say on the outcome for Huffman and the other defendants.Loughlin and Giannulli also waived their right to appear in federal court for an arraignment.Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are accused of paying $500-grand in bribes to get her kids into USC and they face hefty fines and prison time.last_img read more

The Latest: 76ers, Devils rescind employee pay cuts

first_img Associated Press Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment CEO Scott O’Neil announced the move in a letter posted on the Devils’ website.The cuts are scheduled to last for three months and will amount to roughly 6% of the employees’ yearly salary if the pandemic subsides.The Devils of the NHL and the Sixers of the NBA are owned by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, who are the founders of HBSE.___Modern pentathlon has canceled the remainder of its World Cup season and postponed the world championships from May to September or October. Governing body European Professional Club Rugby announced the decision a day after a conference call by the board.The Champions Cup and second-tier Challenge Cup had already suspended the quarterfinals scheduled for next month. Now the semifinals on May 1-3 and the finals in Marseille set for May 22-23 are off.EPCR says it “remains committed to completing the 2019-20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup season.”___The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start Thursday as planned in northeastern Fukushima prefecture but with no torch, no torchbearers and no public because of the coronavirus outbreak. March 24, 2020 ___Organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics say the IOC and the Japanese government have ”chosen the best possible scenario” in postponing the Tokyo Games until next year.The Paris organizers said in a statement Tuesday that “postponing the world’s biggest sporting event is not an easy decision,” but that the IOC did the right thing in listening to “the concerns of the sports world.”The statement added that the ”postponement of the Tokyo Games will make it possible to offer the athletes optimal conditions for preparation and competition.”___ Japan’s NHK public television says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics during talks with IOC President Thomas Bach.Abe says a postponement is unavoidable if the 2020 Games cannot be held in a complete manner amid the coronavirus pandemic.Abe held telephone talks with Bach after IOC said it would make a decision on the Tokyo Games over the next four weeks.___The European club rugby finals in May have been suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak. Road race world champion Mads Pedersen of Denmark says he is happy the International Olympic Committee made the decision to postpone the Tokyo Games on Tuesday rather than wait weeks or even two months.Pedersen would have been among the favorites to win cycling gold this summer. He says he’s sorry for the athletes who had planned their seasons around the Olympics. But he ultimately calls it the right decision, saying that “it shows that we are thinking above the sport and making everyone’s health the priority.”The world cycling calendar has been suspended since the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Officials have not decided whether the Tour de France will carry on this July, but most of the events leading up to the Grand Tour race have been canceled or postponed.___The Montreal Canadiens are temporarily laying off 60% of employees while the National Hockey League season is suspended. If an exact one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics is agreed upon, it would take place July 23-Aug. 8.FINA says talks with Japanese officials will “determine flexibility around the dates of the competition, if necessary and in agreement with the IOC.”The governing body cites priorities including “athlete wellbeing and maximizing opportunities for aquatics stars to compete at the highest level.”___The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers have cut salaries for employees making more than $100,000 and put them on a four-day work week as the franchises deal with the impact of the coronavirus. Football Federation Australia chief executive James Johnson says the latest measures imposed by the federal government made it impossible for the A-League to continue. The league had only a few regular-season games remaining before the playoffs. Johnson said the postponement will be reviewed on April 22.Johnson says “as a national competition played in all parts of Australia, as well as New Zealand, mission complicated became mission impossible.”Newcastle’s 2-1 win over Melbourne City at an empty stadium on Monday was the last game completed. Sydney FC leads the standings with 48 points after 20 games.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Bach says the exact dates is a question for the Tokyo organizing committee and an International Olympic Committee panel overseeing the preparations.Swimming and track have their biennial world championships scheduled to start in July or August 2021.___IOC president Thomas Bach says “alarming figures” in the past few days about the coronavirus were key to deciding the Tokyo Olympics must be postponed.Bach cites the World Health Organization “saying in the last couple of hours that Africa has to prepare for the worst.” The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.___Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to his proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Bach had previously said the IOC would make an announcement about postponing the 2020 Olympics in the next four weeks.___ World Athletics says it is talking with organizers about “alternative dates, including dates in 2022.”The championships in Eugene are due to run from Aug. 6-15, 2021. That would conflict with the Olympics if the same July-August slot as originally planned for 2020 is used next year.World Athletics adds that it is looking at a new qualification system to account for the postponement and for the havoc wreaked on the 2020 schedule by the coronavirus outbreak.___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says postponing the Olympics and Paralympics to 2021 was “the only logical option.” DeMartini says that he is a fan of a “soonest possible” reschedule but not until the situation is a bit more predictable. That could mean early in 2021 or an Olympics that is pushed into the fall of next year.DeMartini says “we just need to be sure everything is being done to protect their safety.”___IOC president Thomas Bach says he did not discuss new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.One option would be July 23-Aug. 8. That is exactly one year from the now-postponed July 24-Aug. 9 dates.center_img The four remaining World Cups — two in Sofia, Bulgaria, another in Budapest, Hungary, and the final in Seoul — had already been pushed to May and June but have now been officially canceled.The worlds, relocated from Xiamen, China, to Cancun, Mexico, and set for May 25-31, were rescheduled. The new dates were to be determined.Governing body UIPM says it welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and will finalize plans to revise qualification.___The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, could be moved from 2021 to 2022 after the Olympics were postponed. Co-owner Josh Harris says after listening to his staff and players, it’s clear that the pay cuts was the wrong decision.“This is an extraordinary time in our world — unlike any most of us have ever lived through before — and ordinary business decisions are not enough to meet the moment. To our staff and fans, I apologize for getting this wrong.”The teams did not say whether they plan to maintain a four-day work week, which was part of the cuts. Employees benefits were never changed and the teams plan on keeping their 1,500 hourly workers paid throughout the regular season. The NHL’s Devils and the NBA’s Sixers are owned by Harris and David Blitzer, who are the founders of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment.___Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings says it was the “responsible choice” to postpone the Olympics. There will be an Olympic flame carried in a lantern and transported by a vehicle along what organizers hope will be empty roadsides.The Tokyo Games and the relay have been caught in limbo since International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said four weeks were needed to decide on an inevitable postponement of the planned opening on July 24. He has ruled out a cancellation.___Australian soccer’s A-League has suspended its season indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.That brings an end to all professional football competitions in Australia and New Zealand. In a statement, the group said that while it commended the IOC for its decision, it also pressed the committee to engage with athletes while deciding on a new date for the Olympics.The statement said, “As shown over the past several weeks, no athletes, no Games.”___World swimming body FINA says it will talk to the Japanese organizers of the 2021 world championships about a possible schedule clash with the Tokyo Olympics.The championships are planned for July 16-Aug. 1 in Fukuoka. The IOC has been advised by the WHO, which said Monday the pandemic is accelerating.Bach says the original health issue for hosting the Tokyo Olympics was “could Japan offer a safe welcome” and the IOC was confident it could.___The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021.The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Paralympics are governed by the same contract as the Tokyo Olympics.IPC president Andrew Parsons says “by taking this decision now, everyone involved in the Paralympic Movement, including all Para athletes, can fully focus on their own health and well-being and staying safe during this unprecedented and difficult time.”___USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini tells The Associated Press that athletes were surveyed over the weekend by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and that the consensus was that postponing the Tokyo Games was the correct call.DeMartini says “training disruption and qualification challenges are too big to overcome even if the environment returns to a degree of normal by late summer.” Taiwan’s professional baseball league has set April 11 as the revised date for opening day.The start of the Taiwan-based Chinese Professional Baseball League’s season has been delayed twice this month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The CPBL’s website says the opening game would go ahead in a closed stadium but there could be up to 150 season ticket holders allowed entry under strict social distancing guidelines if the government approves.Sports leagues across Asia have been postponed or suspended because of the virus outbreak. The professional baseball and soccer leagues in Japan are aiming to start or resume their seasons in late April.___ The Latest: 76ers, Devils rescind employee pay cuts “When you do something on a grand scale, you want to do it right,” she told The Associated Press. “Give time for the world to heal. I can’t imagine the enthusiasm that’s going to be coming next year, with the whole world coming together to watch this. I know the Japanese people are going to make the best of this.”A three-time beach volleyball gold medalist, Walsh Jennings was in position to make the 2020 Games with new partner Brooke Sweat. They’re treating the coronavirus shutdown like an offseason, staying home with their families and working out on their own.California authorities have taken down the nets all along the Los Angeles-area beaches to discourage people from gathering. Walsh Jennings and her husband, beach volleyball pro Casey Jennings, put up a mini-net in their yard.Walsh Jennings says she understands why the IOC wanted to wait to make the decision.“Can you imagine making this decision after how many years and how much blood and sweat on a global level? People are having a problem calling off weddings, and calling off little tournaments, so imagine with all the billions of dollars that’s gone into this,” she said. “They have a grieving process to go through. They have so many moving parts to think about.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers have done an about-face on cutting salaries for employees making more than $100,000. A day after announcing the temporary 20% pay cuts because of the economics effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the teams’ co-owners rescinded them. Groupe CH, which owns hockey’s most storied club, says the layoffs go into effect March 30. Groupe CH also is establishing a $6 million assistance fund that will enhance employment insurance to make sure employees receive 80% of their salary for the following eight weeks and be available for loans to employees.Owner Geoff Molson says: “We are working extremely hard to limit the impact this situation will have on our employees.”___One of the key worldwide athlete groups that called for postponement of the Tokyo Games termed the IOC’s announcement a “bittersweet victory.”The group Global Athlete says it was appropriate for the International Olympic Committee to make the call Tuesday, instead of on a four-week timeline that it had suggested over the weekend. last_img read more

Senate offers resolution on rising tuition

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government finished its Tuesday night meeting by passing all legislation on its agenda, including a funding request and a resolution.Advocacy · Commuter Senator Vicken Antounian and Speaker Pro Tempore Matthew Arkfeld present the tuition representative resolution at Tuesday’s Undergraduate Student Government meeting. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanThe funding request applies to the USA Today readership program, and the resolution passed applied to the conflict-free minerals.The USA Today readership program has been available to students since late October. The program is currently in its trial stage, and will end within the next two weeks. The program costs $2,760 every 20 days and provides 300 papers each day. The USA Today readership program, along with The New York Times readership program, gives students on campus access to free newspapers.The conflict-free mineral resolution, which was sponsored by senators Jasmine McAllister and Matthew Arkfeld, encourages the university’s administration to purchase conflict-free minerals, often used in electronics, and to reduce the economic support to the current genocide occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo because of the deadly scramble for minerals.The resolution urges the administration to issue a statement acknowledging the link between the products they buy and the violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Additionally, the resolution asks the administration to encourage its business partners to also forgo buying these products.Other cities and colleges, such as Stanford University and Pomona College, have implemented this policy. The resolution will be passed onto President C. L. Max Nikias and other administration members.The Campus Affairs committee also presented a resolution to appoint a student representative to attend meetings regarding tuition. Senator Vicken Antounian and Arkfeld sponsored the resolution.The university’s undergraduate tuition rate rose 70 percent from 2001 to 2011, which is about $1,700 per year. Proponents hope the addition of a student representative would better inform students to the reasons behind the tuition hikes.“If you’re paying for something you want to know what you’re getting in return,” Arkfeld said. “That goes into education as well. You know you’re getting a great education going into USC, but we just want to alleviate stress and discomfort that the students and their parents might have when it comes to paying for it.”Wiley Strahan, director of campus affairs and a senior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention, believes the student voice on tuition costs will benefit the entire student body.“It’s important for students to have a voice in their tuition,” Strahan said. “It will be less about why tuition is raising, but what factors go into raising tuition.”The UC schools have one student representative on the system’s board of regents, the body responsible for setting the tuition rates. Similarly, Duke University has a comparable initiative that determines student tuition rates.Strahan hopes a vote for the student tuition resolution will give the university an opportunity to be an innovator and leader among private universities in California. Strahan also believes the students will respond positively to this possible enhancement.“They’ll welcome this change,” Strahan said. “They will like having their input heard by the administrators.”If passed by the senate, the resolution will be delivered to the university’s administration and board of trustees. The student member on the board will be appointed by USG President Mikey Geragos for a one-year term and be selected to represent students’ opinions on the topic of tuition, according to Strahan.The resolution guidelines also stipulate that the student tuition representative attend at least one student senate meeting to present the estimated cost of attendance for the upcoming year. This requirement will help bridge the gap between student government and the administration in regard to tuition costs.Logan Heley, the assistant director of campus affairs and a sophomore majoring in history and broadcast and digital journalism, also projects the administration will benefit from this possible position.“This will be overall beneficial to students, trustees and all stakeholders at USC because administrators can get a student perspective on how the decisions they’re making is impacting students,” Heley said. “It will increase the dialogue between administrators, students and parents.”The senate will vote on the resolution regarding a representative for student tuition next Tuesday.Presentations by academic affairs, alumni affairs and university affairs were also made at Tuesday’s meeting.last_img read more

Cuba and Barbados Soaring to the Top with Elderly Populous

first_imgCuba’s population is expected to continue aging in the coming years while the amount of adolescent and young people are expected to decline.This according to a report by that country’s National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI). The office revealed that there are more than 2,219,783 elderly people, 60 years of age or older, in Cuba. They represent 19.8% of the island’s total population.Population aging set to increaseAccording to the entity, population aging in the country is expected to steadily increase over the coming years, while the number of young people and adolescents is set to decline.The report also states that population ageing has increased from 11.3% in 1985, through to 2016, with this sector of society currently accounting for one fifth of the island’s total population.In just 31 years, the number of people 60 years of age or older risen by 8.5%, according to the study.Youngest Cubans found in Guantanamo and the Isle of YouthThe document notes: “From a territorial perspective, the ageing index stands at over 15% in all the country’s provinces, with Guantánamo and the Isle of Youth being the youngest, although 17.3% and 17.6% of their populations are 60 years of age or older, respectively.”Meanwhile, the report also revealed that the ageing index in the west and center of the country is higher than the national average, with the exception of Artemisa and Ciego de Ávila.On the other hand, the statistics seem to balance out in the east of the island, where the lowest rate of population aging has also been registered.According to the UN Population Division, Barbados and Cuba are soon set to be the countries with the most elderly citizens in Latin America and the Caribbean.In Cuba’s case, ONEI statistics reveal that the country’s birthrate falls below the population replacement level; meaning less than one daughter per woman of childbearing age, for the last 38 years.As such, the population between 0-14 years of age has been decreasing with regard to the total, while low birth rates have meant a rise in the proportion of people 60 years of age or older.last_img read more

WATCH VIDEO: Referee confiscates coach’s mobile phone

first_imgA referee in Ecuador confiscated a coach’s mobile phone on Sunday in a bid to stop him communicating with the manager who had earlier been sent from the touchline.The bizarre incident occurred during Universidad Catolica’s Primera A clash against top-of-the-table Independiente de Valle at Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa.Things were not going well for the home side and the Universidad manager was given his marching orders during the game.last_img

Warris, Acheampong start but Kwarasey benched

first_imgAvram Grant hands Majeed Waris a starting role for Ghana against Mozambique in the Group H qualifying for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Thursday afternoon.The FC Lorient player partners Jordan Ayew upfront for the match which kicks off at 15:30GMT at the Accra Sports Stadium.Also starting for the Black Stars is Anderlecht winger, Frank Acheampong.Ghana, leaders of the group are pushing for a third-straight win in the qualifiers.Ghana XIRazak Brimah, Harrison Afful, Baba Rahman, Jonathan Mensah, John Boye, Afriyie Acquah, Christian Atsu, Mubarak Wakaso, Abdul Majeed Waris, Jordan Ayew and Frank Acheampong  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Carrasco in front of a drama

first_imgThe Belgian and Trippier are new in their eleven (Arias did not travel, third tier followed). Thomas arrives and this Thomas is key, everything happens for him, as for Koke. Above Morata and Correa, the first dry, the second, the goal. Armas del Cholo before a Cornellà, separate urgencies, which always resists him. Espanyol plays without a net. Each match is an opportunity to grab life or add another weight in the foot to that hole: descent. Sunk in the table, colista, eliminated from Europe on Thursday, grabs his third coach in the season, Abelardo. Receive a reborn Atleti who is looking for in Cornellà what his season is missing: winning away from home.Playing without Espanyol net is the obligation to win, have someone in front of you (follow the game live on As.com). Be it called Atlético, Simeone or Costa, who, by the way, returned to a rojiblanca call in the League. There is no other. It is the urgency that compels. At least he has found an oxygen bottle. His name is Raúl de Tomás, one of his winter signings. Today is more than half Espanyol. He has scored in the five games he has played since he signed. When he plays it is hope (three wins, one draw and one defeat) when not everything returns to be desert (one win, one draw and three losses). And today he plays, recovered from his troubles. The other additions, Cabrera and Embarba, also work. The first is solidity in a defense in need of it. The games always slip out there. One mistake, two per game and the sentence: defeat. The losses of David López (sanction) and Marc Roca (injury) worry. They hold in the spinal cord. Víctor Sánchez and Darder can take their place today against Atlético.The wounds with which Atlético traveled An Atlético who traveled to Cornellà with the memory of two recent injuries, 3-0 and 1-0 Espanyol in the last two seasons and a band aid: the particular balance of Cholo in front of Abelardo. Of seven confrontations the Argentine won the Asturian six by one. A Simeone who traveled without Giménez (discomfort in one knee; injuries this season are his crucis route) with Costa on the list, Oblak on the eleven and a plan: to give ownership to Carrasco. It would be the first since his return.last_img read more

Protecting Guyana’s sovereignty my main responsibility – Foreign Secretary Greenidge

first_imgThe responsibility of the newly appointed Foreign Secretary, Carl Greenidge, is primarily dedicated to protecting Guyana’s sovereignty full time. This was disclosed by the former Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge, who was this week re-assigned by President David Granger.During an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Foreign Secretary Greenidge described the responsibility as a prime and urgent concern since Guyana is still dealing with the Venezuela/Guyana border controversy. The matter is presently at the International Court of Justice for a juridical settlement.“We have communication from the Government of Venezuela pertaining to our maritime space and raising questions about activities within our maritime space, even offshore of Demerara and Berbice. So, you do not really get a break to take a breather and settle down, we in the Ministry have been working,” Greenidge stated.Additionally, he said that he is also in the process of renegotiating the Georgetown agreement. That is the agreement that brings 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to collaborate with the European Union for development.“We are working on that and there is a meeting of the Trade Ministers in this coming week to be followed by the Council of Ministers. So, my hands are pretty full and the main concern is to make sure that we do not lose any momentum as we do some of the organisational juggling,” Greenidge underscored.On May 14, Government announced that Greenidge was appointed Foreign Secretary at the Foreign Affairs Ministry and now has responsibility for the Department of Frontiers and Territorial Integrity and the Department of Trade and Economic Cooperation.Foreign Secretary Carl Greenidgelast_img read more

DDTV: POLITICIAN FEATURES PROUD DONEGAL DAD IN US CONGRESS RACE TV ADVERT

first_imgA PROUD Glencolmcille man has appeared in a TV advert supporting his son’s bid for a seat in the United States Congress. Brendan F. Boyle is already a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.As Donegal Daily reported last month, his father Frank is a native Irish speaker from Glencolmcille who left Ireland in 1970 aged 19.And if there was ever an advert for the American dream, then his family’s story is it.Son Brendan went on to win a scholarship in Notre Dame and is now the state representative from the 170th District, which covers parts of Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery County. He has represented the district since 2009 and has now announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania’s 13th congressional district.His brother Kevin also serves Pennsylvania, following in his brother’s footsteps in 2010 – to become the first brothers to serve together in the state legislature.Their father Frank works as a janitor on the state’s transport system – and goes out canvassing for his son in the evenings.And he appears in this video TV advert above!The primary elections are tomorrow, the first round battle where Brendan – who visits Donegal regularly – is taking on the power and wealth of the Clintons.Wealthy Marjorie Margolies (71), is also running for the seat – she is Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in-law!Brendan takes pride in his work ethic, and says he is the “only candidate, from beginning to end, that has talked about the fact that the middle class is forgotten by Washington, D.C., at a time when income inequality is at an all-time high.” He said he isn’t fazed by the Clinton’s involvement with the Margolies campaign, including $1,000-a-head fundraisers with both Bill and Hillary.“They’re in-laws and I certainly understand their involvement — the fact that both have done fundraisers certainly shows that they’ve made it a priority,” Boyle told ABC News at the weekend.“Bill Clinton was a good president, but it’s not his name on the ballot. Voters need to ask who would be the best congressperson.”Heading into Tuesday’s primary in the Democratic-leaning district, Boyle said he’s trying make do “with as little sleep as possible.” “I was up at 5:30 shaking hands at the train station, then I did radio interviews. I’m campaigning at diners all afternoon, and attending school fundraisers tonight,” he said.If he were to win, it would shake the political establishment sending a politician to Congress who doesn’t wield cheque books in his bid for power.CLICK PLAY to see the advert above:DDTV: POLITICIAN FEATURES PROUD DONEGAL DAD IN US CONGRESS RACE TV ADVERT was last modified: May 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brendan BoyleCongresselectionIrish Americanlast_img read more