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When Will We Know Election Results?

first_imgMichiganThough a glance at the top-line numbers appeared to show Michigan largely accounted for and trending toward Mr. Trump, some of the state’s major population centers had hundreds of thousands of ballots yet to be counted as of early Wednesday. And these could easily tip the state to Mr. Biden, as Democrats have said they expect.Polls taken before the election showed the former vice president considerably ahead, outside the margin of error.Mr. Trump’s lead so far reflects his advantage in the Election Day vote — not the early vote, which is a larger share of the overall ballots cast in the state and favors Mr. Biden. The so-called blue wall states — Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — had gone to the Democrats in every presidential election since the 1990s until President Trump carried them all in 2016. The three states could again prove decisive as Mr. Trump tries to hold on to the White House.Early vote totals in Michigan and Pennsylvania show the president ahead, while Joseph R. Biden Jr. edged into a narrow lead in Wisconsin on Wednesday morning. But the numbers were incomplete and did not include some of the largest and most heavily Democratic areas in the states.- Advertisement – PennsylvaniaPerhaps no state is staring down a longer counting period than Pennsylvania. As of early Wednesday morning, 5.3 million votes had been counted in Pennsylvania, which represented roughly 65 percent of the estimated vote total in the state. In Philadelphia, only 76,000 absentee ballots out of more than 350,000 were processed in the first 14 hours that officials were allowed to count ballots. Though Philadelphia election officials were working around the clock on the absentee ballots, the pace indicated that the count could last into Thursday.Other major counties, like Chester, Montgomery and Delaware, suburban counties outside of Philadelphia and a growing source of strength for Democrats, also had not reported the majority of their mail-in ballots. Allegheny County, home to Pittsburgh and another Democratic base of support, still had a large share of ballots to count.Senator Bob Casey, Jr., a Democrat, said, “I’m confident Joe Biden will carry the state because of the margins we’ll get in those counties.” In Detroit, the city clerk had counted only about half of what was expected. The clerk’s office reported having 125,000 votes tallied just after 2 a.m.For comparison purposes, Detroiters cast 248,000 ballots in 2016, when turnout was low. This year, election officials have said they expect turnout to easily surpass that, potentially exceeding 2008 and 2012 when President Barack Obama was on the ballot.Mr. Biden is expected to easily get 90 percent of the vote in Detroit.In Michigan’s bellwether Macomb County, which voted twice for Mr. Obama and then for Mr. Trump in 2016, the president was ahead because of a large advantage with voters who went to the polls on Tuesday. But only around half of the precincts had fully counted their early and Election Day ballots, leaving Mr. Biden considerable opportunity to close that gap.And in Oakland County, the state’s second-largest, what began as a significant lead for Mr. Trump Tuesday evening vanished into an advantage for Mr. Biden by Wednesday as more and more precincts reported their early votes.Democrats have won Oakland County in every recent presidential election. Hillary Clinton carried it by eight points in 2016, and Mr. Biden appeared on track to surpass that margin of victory. Updated Nov. 4, 2020, 6:08 a.m. ET WisconsinEarly returns were inconclusive Tuesday evening, with the key population center of Milwaukee yet to report vote tallies. But early Wednesday, a large vote count from that city was announced, and Mr. Biden edged ahead of Mr. Trump based on roughly 90 percent of estimated votes statewide.Democrats in the state are looking to replicate the political coalition of Senator Tammy Baldwin, the Democrat who won in 2018 by energizing her party’s constituencies while limiting losses in the suburbs and rural regions. The state legislature refused to allow election officials to begin processing absentee ballots until 7 a.m. on Election Day, and officials across the state were laboring through the tedious process of counting ballots.- Advertisement –center_img In an interview on Election Day, Ms. Baldwin said she believed Mr. Biden would be successful.“They figured out a way to be here virtually, even if they weren’t here in person,” she said. “We’ve learned a lot of lessons about how we conducted 2016, from the party all the way on down.” There are several reasons Democrats remain confident in Wisconsin. The state saw increased turnout in Madison, reaching more than 80 percent, according to election officials. In Milwaukee, another of the state’s liberal strongholds, turnout seemed better than four years ago but below the expectations of the state’s left wing.Mr. Biden built a political campaign focused on Midwestern voters, aimed at clawing back many of the ideological moderates who voted for Mr. Trump in 2016. For all the talk about winning states like Florida, Iowa or Texas, Democrats in Wisconsin say the campaign will be decided as it began — with Mr. Biden betting his political future on the region of the country that he is most associated with. Here is a look at where things stand as the counting continues and each state remains too close to call. Though President Trump had a roughly 670,000-vote advantage in Pennsylvania, Democrats in the state were confident that they could make up the margins with turnout from Philadelphia and the collar counties still outstanding.They also were buoyed by winning back Erie county in the northwest corner of the state. Democrats had requested more than 1.1 million more absentee ballots than Republicans in the state, according to data from the secretary of state’s office.The delays in results in Pennsylvania, however, might extend beyond the simple challenge of counting the outstanding ballots. Republicans filed multiple lawsuits in the state on Tuesday, including one regarding provisional ballots for voters who had their absentee ballots rejected.Early on Wednesday morning, national Democrats filed a motion intervening in Montgomery County. Hearings were scheduled in both state and federal court on Republican lawsuits, and lawyers on both sides were anticipating further litigation in Pennsylvania. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Governor Wolf Signs Extension of Persian Gulf Veterans’ Bonus

first_img Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed seven bills into law, including an extension of the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Benefit Act.The following pieces of legislation are now law:Act 50 – House Bill 175, sponsored by Rep. Goodman, amends the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans’ Benefit Act to further provide for compensation extending the application deadline for veterans who may be entitled to compensation under the act by three years.Act 51 – House Bill 904, sponsored by Rep. Gingrich, amends The First Class Township Code by adding an article to consolidate existing township powers related to construction, occupancy and property maintenance codes, and regulations.Act 52 – House Bill 906, sponsored by Rep. Harper, amends the First Class Township Code to require that elected officers be removed using only the procedures of the State Constitution for removing civil officers.Act 53 – House Bill 910, sponsored by Rep. Harper, amends the Act of May 27, 1953 like Act 52 to also require that elected town officers be removed from office using only the procedures of the State Constitution for removing civil officers.Act 54 – Senate Bill 210, sponsored by Sen. Greenleaf, amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) to further provide for exemptions from jury duty.  Specifically, the bill exempts persons from jury duty who wish to be excused that are 75 years of age or older, breastfeeding women who request to be excused, and federal and state judges.Act 55 – Senate Bill 748, sponsored by Sen. Argall, amends the Vehicle Code to allow for properly trained escort drivers to escort super loads, which is currently handled by the Pennsylvania State Police.Act 56 – Senate Bill 890, sponsored by Sen. Blake, names the bridge carrying State Route 6011 (Harrison Avenue) over Roaring Brook in the City of Scranton, Lackawanna County, the Colonel Frank Duffy Memorial Bridge. October 30, 2015 Governor Wolf Signs Extension of Persian Gulf Veterans’ Bonuscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Mother of top national assesment student advises parents to pay attention to children

first_img 1074 Views   no discussions Share Ms. Lucia Stedman with her daughter Kareem George outside the St. Martin’s Primary School yesterday.Kareen George, one of the top performers of this years Grade 6 National Assessment says she was very suprised at the news as she had a hard time with the Social Studies paper and thought that it would interfere with her overall performance, however she is happy that she is now reaping the fruits of her labour.Miss. George who had the assistance of both her parents, Mr. Kerry George and Ms. Lucia Stedman told Dominica Vibes News that she reviewed all the time in preparation for the exams.She also encourages other students to listen to the news, ensure that they study all the time, and to identify their weak points and press hard on it.Meantime her mother Ms.Lucia Stedman who is the proprietor of the Business Training Centre as well as an educator expressed elation at her daughters achievement.“I am very, very proud and elated because the Holy Spirit came through for us. I give all the glory to God. As I have taught Kareem from birth with God all things are possible and if you put 100%  faith in God he will come through for you even at the last minute. So yes we did do our best with her in terms of her studies and academics but we also pressed on the spirituality.”Ms. Stedman also advised parents to pay attention to their children as they are the ones who determine how well they perform.Click here to listen to interview with Ms. Stedman: She concluded that the schools are meant to serve as an aid to students and parents but that the responsibility is ultimately that of the parents.Dominica Vibes News EducationLocalNewsPrimary Mother of top national assesment student advises parents to pay attention to children by: – June 28, 2011 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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DAMAGE CONTROL: Malay LGU insists Boracay safe, free from nCoV

first_imgTourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat says travel restrictions will definitely have an impact on the Philippine tourism industry, but the safety of the workers in the sector and the public is more important than other considerations. JUN AGUIRRE/PN “Malakiang apekto sa transport, hotels, resorts, lahat ng activities sa Boracay dahil satemporary ban sa mga Chinesetourists. Hindi naman natin ma-compromised ang health at safety ng ating mga residente at ibang turista,” headded./PN On Tuesday, Fulgencio said theMunicipal Health Office of Malay was having a hard time monitoring PUMs becausethey were billeted in various tourism accommodation establishments. It would bebetter if these establishments have safety officers or medical teams regularlyreporting to us the health status of the PUMs, if these tourists manifestflu-like symptoms, she said. This statement was contrary to thepicture painted by its Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officechief – a local government overwhelmed by the task of monitoring PUMs due tologistical challenges. Since most of them already left thecountry, the municipality is left with 429 persons to be monitored, itstressed. “No virus in paradise: Boracay Islandis safe and free from 2019-nCoV”, blared its statement issued yesterday. It also listed the followinginterventions undertaken: On Tuesday, Malay’s Municipal DisasterRisk Reduction and Management Office chief Catherine Fulgencio said her localgovernment unit (LGU) was having a hard time monitoring 2,000 mostly Chinesetourists in Boracay and thus appealed for help from the Regional Disaster RiskReduction and Management Council. Fulgencio could not be reached forcomment anymore yesterday. “Probably indi pa gid clear sa ila konano ang role nila when it comesto nCoV monitoring,” she said. ILOILO City – The local government ofMalay, Aklan went on damage control mode a day after its Municipal DisasterRisk Reduction and Management Office chief claimed the municipality wasstruggling to monitor some 2,000 mostly Chinese tourists in Boracay Islandfor  possible novel  coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection. Addressing this concern, DOH Region 6director Marlyn Convocar said the local government of Malay could tap the 168“human resources for health” personnel that the regional health office assignedto Aklan; 78 of them were nurses. In a separate bulletin, the Malaylocal government also clarified it has 429 – not 2,000 – “persons undermonitoring” (PUMs) in Boracay. “We would like to reiterate that thereis no confirmed case of 2019-nCoV as well as persons under investigation (PUI)both in mainland Malay and Boracay Island,” the Malay LGU further stressed. Fulgencio lamented, too, that some ofthe tourism accommodation establishments were reluctant to cooperate with Malayhealth authorities. Boracay – which saw 434,175 Chinesetourists or 50 percent of the 865,419 foreigners last year – is usually packedwith inbound travelers during the peak months of January to May. * formulation of Standard OperatingProcedures for PUMs in the barangays center_img On Feb.2 President Rodrigo Duterterestricted the inbound travel of foreigners from China and its administrativeregions to the country due to the nCoV scare. Meanwhile, Peter Tay, liaison officerto Boracay of the Chinese Embassy, expressed fear that the travel ban orderedby the national government could hurt “deeper” into the tourism businesses andtravel spending of the visitors in Boracay. * education and information campaignto all sectors (e.g., barangay, school, private sectors: hotels and resorts,associations, and cooperatives) regarding 2019-nCoV, preventive measures, andinter-government protocols PUMs are individuals with a history oftravel to China or history of contact with a known confirmed nCoV case but donot manifest signs and symptoms. * appropriation of budget for theprograms/activities of the task force The nCoV originated from Wuhan City,China. It causes severe acute respiratory infection and symptoms usually startwith a fever, followed by a dry cough. * creation of the Inter-Agency TaskForce Against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus * constant monitoring of thesocioeconomic impact of 2019-nCoV * creation and mobilization ofBarangay Health Emergency Response Teams “The municipality of Malay assures thepublic that the Malay Inter-Agency Task Force Against the 2019 NovelCoronavirus and the Municipal Health Office are on high alert since Day 1 andis closely monitoring all ‘persons under monitoring’ (PUMs) within ourmunicipality as per Department of Health (DOH) guidelines,” stressed the localgovernment. “This is worse than Boracay’s closure;we don’t know when the situation is going to end,” Tay said on Feb. 3.  “The reported 2,000 Chinese…areactually the number of (tourist) arrivals reported by the Municipal TourismOffice from the period of Jan. 25 to Feb. 3, 2020,” clarified the bulletin. Boracay was closed for a massiveenvironmental rehabilitation from April to October 2018. Acting Malay mayor Frolibar Bautistasaid all sectors will likely feel the impact of the temporary travel ban. Boracay, a world-famous island resortattracting thousands of tourists each year, is Malay’s biggest generator ofrevenues.last_img read more

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One Injured After Crash In Bath Township

first_imgBATH TOWNSHIP, Ind.– A Brookville driver was aircared after a single-vehicle accident on Wednesday.The crash occurred on Springfield Road, approximately a half mile south of Bath Rd.Investigators say a 2010 Chevrolet HHR was northbound when the vehicle went off the west side of the road and struck a cement culvert. The vehicle then crossed Springfield Rd. striking a culvert wall on the east side of the road.The driver, Claire Laib, 69, was flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment.Authorities say that she told them she apparently fell asleep at the wheel.The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department was assisted on the scene by the Drewersberg and College Corner Volunteer Fire Departments, Drewersberg EMS and Rescue 24.last_img read more

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Richard “Dick” Amberger

first_imgRichard “Dick” Amberger, of Sunman, was born on July 20, 1943 in Batesville, the son of Leo and Ruth Zins Amberger.  He married Jo Ann Retzner on May 27, 1967 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church and she survives.  Dick worked at Heartwood in Batesville was a member of St. Nicholas.  He enjoyed simple pleasures and spending time with his family, but was also an avid hunter and a member of the NRA.  On Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the age of 73, Dick passed away at his residence.Those surviving who will cherish his memory include his wife, Jo Ann Amberger; son, Charles Amberger of Sunman; daughter, Charlene (Neil) Dudley of Batesville; 4 grandchildren, Alex Dudley, Megan Amberger, Alyssa Dudley and Jason Amberger; sisters, Rosemary Gander, Delores Linkel, Millie Blanken, Margaret Thielking and Ann Gutzwiller, all of Batesville, and Edith Ernstes of Greensburg.  He is also survived by 5 brothers, John, Bill, Albert, Steve and David Amberger, all of Batesville.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob Amberger and a sister, Alma Amberger. Friends may visit with the family from 2 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Rosary will be recited at 1:15 p.m.  Father Frank Eckstein will officiate a Mass of Christian burial on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions can be directed to the St. Nicholas Church Heritage Project or to Sunman Life Squad.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger is honored to care for the family of Richard Amberger.last_img read more

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Mitchell Machine renews cash, certificate prizes for top drivers in IMCA Stock Car regions

first_imgWEBSTER CITY, Iowa – Three drivers in each of the two regions for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars earn product certificate awards again this season from Mitchell Machine. Top eligible finishers in both the Arnold Motor Supply Northern and Southern regions receive a $250 certificate from the Webster City, Iowa, manufacturer. Eligible drivers finishing second and third in the respective regions receive $100 product certificates. In addition to competing with a Mitchell-built transmission, drivers must return a sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1 and display two Mitchell Machine decals on their race car.Drivers are also required to provide proof of purchase between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1, 2014. Awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.Information about Mitchell products and services is available by calling 515 297-3333 and at the www.mitchell-machine.com website. The 2014 race season is Mitchell Machine’s eighth as a marketing partner with IMCA. “The Bullet transmission has become a pretty popular choice for Stock Car drivers in recent years and Mitchell Machine has seen their customer base increase as a result,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Make sure if you are one of those drivers that you return the proper sign-up sheet by the deadline to be eligible for awards.”last_img read more

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Jaguars Franchise League bowls off on Saturday

first_imgTHE Jaguars Franchise League, which has three components to its structure, will commence its three-day competition on Saturday at four venues across the country.Cricket enthusiasts in Corentyne Berbice, West Berbice, Georgetown and West Demerara will witness the exciting opening round where a number of the country’s leading and most talented players will compete for places on the Guyana Jaguars 4-Day team, who will commence the defence of their Regional title on October 26, here.The Jaguars have won the first three championships of the Regional 4-Day Professional Cricket League (PCL). This year’s League will involve three players who are currently contracted directly with Cricket West Indies (CWI), namely Devendra Bishoo, Shimron Hetymer and Vishaul Singh.Further, 15 other players, contracted under the CWI/Cricket Guyana Inc. (CGI) PCL structure and 13 CGI Academy players will be featuring in the established franchises which are represented under the team names of Upper Corentyne, Lower Corentyne, West Berbice, East Coast Demerara, Georgetown, Upper Demerara/ East Bank, West Demerara and Essequibo.Joshua PersaudAnthony Bramble will appear for Upper Corentyne, Veerasammy Permaul for Lower Corentyne, fast bowler Keon Joseph and left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie will strengthen West Berbice while East Coast will include Rajendra Chandrika.Chanderpaul Hemraj will appear for East Coast Demerara with Leon Johnson, Christopher Barnwell and the Jamaican batsman Ramaal Lewis appearing for Georgetown. Steven Jacobs and Under-19 pacer Rienaldo Ali Mohammed will join Upper Demerara/East Bank with fast bowling all-rounder Romario Shepherd, all-rounder Raymon Reifer and opening batsman Tagenarine Chanderpaul strengthening the West Demerara side.Essequibo challenge will be led by rising star Keemo Paul and wicketkeeper Kemol Savory while they are also likely to benefit from the expertise of Shivnarine Chanderpaul based on his availabilityThe eight (8) Franchise teams will also be complemented by CGI Academy players all of whom will be keen to compete for national places in the 2017/2018 CWI Regional 4-Day PCL. The Academy players’ allocation will see Essequibo having Anthony Adams and Kevon Boodie with West Demerara featuring Akshaya Persaud and Ritche Looknauth.Upper Demerara/East Bank will include promising all-rounder Sherfane Rurtherford. Georgetown will benefit from top Under-19 player Raymond Perez and opening batsman Robin Bacchus.Promising youth player, wicketkeeper/batsman Joshua Persaud, West Indies youth sensation opening batsman Bhaskar Yadram will don whites for East Coast Demerara. Fast bowlers Raun Johnson and Clinton Pestano will represent Lower Corentyne and Upper Corentyne, respectively.This year’s Jaguar 3-Day League will showcase young players through a special ruling that mandates each of the eight Franchise teams to play at least one Under-19 player who meets the age eligibility requirement to play in the next 2018 CWI Regional Under-19 Tournament.In addition, the league is likely to witness the involvement of other talented and promising national youth players.The Jaguars 3-Day League will comprise seven rounds of high-level cricket action commencing this Saturday and continuing until Tuesday October 17, 2017 with CWI, CWI/CGI, CGI Academy, National players and domestic Franchise players, all vying for senior national selection. A complete fixture and team lists would be released shortly.last_img read more

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Ella Hogan fortifies Syracuse’s defense after returning from torn ACL

first_img Published on March 12, 2016 at 12:07 am Contact Jenn: jcastr01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Ella Hogan’s foot twisted the wrong way. A player on Penn State then stepped on it. Her foot went sideways. And so did the start of her college career as her freshman season was in jeopardy.As the 26th ranked recruit in the country, Hogan was projected as a starter. But after tearing her ACL and meniscus during a fall ball tournament at Penn State, she was forced to redshirt in 2015.Now a redshirt freshman, Hogan has played in every one of No. 3 Syracuse’s (6-1) seven games this season. The defender pushed back her surgery last year and has fully recovered from her first serious injury. She adds an extra layer to the Orange’s defense and put her injury in the rearview mirror.Hogan waited two months after her initial injury to have surgery in order to be home for recovery, where she felt more comfortable. Being on crutches for seven weeks would be more manageable there than trudging around campus.“I was scared because I’d never gone under before,” Hogan said. “I heard it was really painful.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPrior to the injury, Hogan felt invincible. After the injury, she realized she wasn’t.She wavered between days where she was more down than others, especially toward the beginning of her recovery, when the pain was unbearable. Once she started to see actual strides, she could visualize a return.The balance between physical therapy, school and being at practice was a lot to handle. Her PT tended to be during practice, which helped time-wise, but she still liked to be there to learn. She frequented film sessions so she could keep up as a student of the game.On the field in games for SU for the first time, Hogan has gotten back to where she was before her injury. She still has a knack to check offensive players’ sticks, cause turnovers and knock down passes.“(Hogan) gives us much more depth on defense,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “You’re going to see her get even better as the season goes on. It’s huge to have a player of her caliber back.”In October, Hogan was cleared to play again. Shortly after, Syracuse returned to Penn State.“I was there, I was ready, and I was back,” Hogan said. “Once I was able to play in my first college game, I felt awesome. It was a long time coming.”Hogan walked out to the spot where she tore her ACL and meniscus, and she said to herself, “I conquered it.” Commentslast_img read more

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Importance of Divisional Championships highlighted

first_imgPhoto © Tipperary GAA It’s vital the County Board maintains the status of the Divisional Championships in Tipperary according to a former West Tipp Chairman.Tom English feels keeping the link between the divisional winners progressing to the latter stages of the county championship is necessary – particularly in enticing young players to continue with GAA.The former West Tipp Chair says winning silverware means a lot for clubs.last_img

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