Weary ballot counters continue four days after vote as the nation waits for results.

first_imgPhil Armstrong, the county executive in Lehigh County, said the workers were exhausted, in an interview with The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa.“I don’t know how anyone could have done this process both quickly and carefully,” Mr. Armstrong told the newspaper. “It’s just a very tedious process.” In West Chester, Pa., election workers unseal ballots under fluorescent lights, and feed them by hand into high-speed scanners, in video seen on KYW-TV in Philadelphia.They were given the weekend off and will continue counting ballots inside a university gym on Monday morning.At the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, a livestream showed ballot counters in yellow and orange reflective jackets, sitting at opposite ends of tables tabulating ballots throughout the week. Perhaps no one wants the election to end more than the vote counters themselves.With tens of thousands of ballots still to be counted and the world waiting for a final result, counters in several key states, wearing masks and gloves, were set to continue to tally votes into next week, risking their own safety as coronavirus cases in the United States hit record highs.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Cooperation between HAC, ARZ and Bina-Istra: ENC device can be used throughout Croatia

first_imgAccording to the plan, the new toll collection system should be implemented from 2022. Drivers will be able to choose whether to have a transponder (DSRC) in the car that will register their entry and exit from the highway with wireless technology or to pay the toll with the registration reading system (ALPR), which is primarily intended for foreigners, so they do not have to buy transponders arrival in Croatia.  By the way, this year HAC and ARZ merged, which led to the abolition of tolls on the Krk bridge. It is a continuation of the restructuring of the road sector, and toll booths are expected to go down in history soon, through the introduction of a new toll collection system. There are currently two new toll collection systems which will be based on a combination of billing via an enhanced version of the ENC (DSRC) and an automatic license plate reading system (ALPR). / / / New toll collection system: Electronic system DSRC and ALPR is introduced News that has passed under our radar, so it has been since August 17, 2020, except on motorways operated by ARZ and HAC, ENC users can also use them on the Istrian Y operated by BINA-ISTRA dd (includes sections Umag – Pula and Kanfanar – Matulji) without any additional registration. It is a modern electronic toll collection system with free passage of vehicles, which should completely eliminate the current crowds at toll booths, especially during the tourist season.  From 2022, toll booths and ENC devices will be abolished Finally. Thanks to the cooperation of HAC, ARZ and Bina Istra, it is now possible to get from Zagreb to Pula without stopping with one ENC. last_img read more

Lam charged with misconduct

first_img Press Association It follows comments made by Lam to the media immediately after Connacht’s 18-17 PRO12 defeat to Cardiff Blues last Friday. Connacht were leading deep into stoppage time, but then conceded a converted try. In a statement, PRO12 organisers said: “Pat Lam, the Connacht head coach, has been formally charged with misconduct by the disciplinary officer of PRO12 Rugby following comments he made to the media following the Guinness PRO12 match against Cardiff Blues in Cardiff on Friday evening, March 6. “Pat Lam will be required to attend a disciplinary hearing, before an independent PRO12 Rugby disciplinary committee, at a date yet to be determined.” center_img Connacht head coach Pat Lam has been charged with misconduct by the Guinness PRO12 disciplinary officer. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports March 1, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-BUCKS-HORNETSAntetokounmpo’s 41 points lift Bucks past Hornets 93-85CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) had 41 points, 20 rebounds and six assists as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Hornets 93-85 for their sixth straight win. Brook Lopez added 16 points and seven rebounds for the Bucks, who’ve won 20 of their last 22 games and improved to a league-best 52-8 on the season. The Bucks led by two entering the fourth quarter. Charlotte hung tough until the final two minutes, when Antetokounmpo took over.Devonte Graham had 17 points and Willy Hernangomez added 10 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Hornets.NHL-FLYERS-RANGERSFlyers extend win streak to 6 with 5-3 win over RangersNEW YORK (AP) — Carter Hart made 23 saves and the surging Philadelphia Flyers extended their winning streak to a season-high six games with a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers. White was every bit as good at skateboarding as snowboarding back in the day. He thought he might try to become one of the rare athletes to compete in both the Winter and Summer Games. But after finishing 13th at the world championships last year, he decided he didn’t want to take away from his snowboarding career to pursue a spot in skateboarding. He says it’s still possible he’ll go for a fourth Winter gold medal two years from now in Beijing. HORSE RACING-SANTA ANITA-FATALITIES9th horse dies at Santa Anita after being hurt in turf raceARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A ninth horse has died at Santa Anita since late December after being injured in a turf race.Chosen Vessel broke his left front ankle in the $59,000 race on Saturday. He was pulled up by jockey Edwin Maldonado as he approached the far turn in the 1 1/8-mile race. Rasheem Dunn had 19 points, 10 assists and six rebounds for the Red Storm, who stopped a three-game skid. One of the worst 3-point shooting teams in the country, St. John’s went a season-best 14 of 22 from long range in its biggest victory under first-year coach Mike Anderson.Damien Jefferson equaled a career best with 20 points for the Bluejays, who had won five straight and nine of 10.In other top-25 action Sunday:— Marcus Sasser scored 21 points, Nate Hinton had 16 and No. 25 Houston beat Cincinnati 68-55. Sasser shot 8 of 16, including 5 of 12 on 3-pointers. Caleb Mills added 15 points for Houston, which shot 36%. The Cougars moved back into a tie atop the American Athletic Conference with Tulsa, one game ahead of Cincinnati. Tre Scott had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Jarron Cumberland added 11 points for the Bearcats. Cincinnati shot 35% but made just 6 of 25 in the second half.MLB-NEWScenter_img The 5-year-old gelding trained by Craig Dollase was taken to the track’s equine hospital for diagnostics and X-rays. According to an incident report from the track, the tests revealed it was an unrecoverable injury and the attending veterinarian recommended the horse be euthanized.It was the fourth fatality on the track’s turf course and ninth overall since the training and racing season began on Dec. 26. There have been no deaths in races on the main dirt track since the season began. Two deaths have occurred on the dirt during training hours and another three on the training track. Yankees’ Judge to have more tests on shoulderUNDATED — New York Yankees star Aaron Judge is scheduled to have additional tests Monday as the team tries to pinpoint the cause of right shoulder soreness.Judge underwent an MRI on Saturday, which was negative.The right fielder was shut down from hitting a week before spring training after experiencing soreness while swinging. Judge is having discomfort under the right pectoral muscle near the shoulder.In other MLB news: She could also become the first Italian overall winner in the 53-year-history of the women’s World Cup. Brignone is 153 points ahead of three-time overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin, who remains on a break from racing following the death of her father, Jeff Shiffrin, four weeks ago. Petra Vlhova of Slovakia, who is leading the slalom and the parallel standings, is third in the overall ranking, trailing Brignone by 189 points.SHAUN WHITE-NO SKATEBOARDINGShaun White says he’ll skip skateboard, stick to snowVAIL, Colo. (AP) — If the world sees Shaun White at the Olympics again, it will be in 2022, not later this year.The three-time snowboarding champ tells The Associated Press he is taking skateboarding off his plate. He won’t try to qualify for the sport’s Olympic debut, which will take place later this year in Tokyo. Matt Niskanen, Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay) and Travis Konecny each scored power-play goals. Michael Raffl scored short-handed and Derek Grant also tallied for the Flyers, who swept a home-and-home series against the Rangers after also winning 5-2 on Friday night.The Flyers’ run combined with the Penguins’ six-game slide has moved Philadelphia into second place in the Metropolitan Division.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULESt. John’s hits 14 3s to stop No. 10 Creighton, 91-71UNDATED (AP) — Greg Williams Jr. made seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 21 points as St. John’s slowed down No. 10 Creighton with a surprising 91-71 rout. — Boston Red Sox lefty Chris Sale is back on the mound and pitching to hitters for the first time since last August. Sale faced a couple of minor leaguers in a batting practice session Sunday at spring training. The seven-time All-Star had his season cut short last year because of elbow trouble. His progression has been delayed this spring because he reported to camp with pneumonia. Sale will start this season on the injured list, but the Red Sox hope he won’t miss more than about two weeks.WORLD CUP-WOMEN’S COMBINEDBrignone wins combined title as World Cup finish is in doubtLA THUILE, Italy (AP) — Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) won the Alpine combined World Cup title on Sunday without clicking into her skis. And the Italian might end up winning the overall and giant slalom globes as well without any further racing this season.Heavy snowfall caused the cancellation of the Alpine combined race on Sunday. That handed the season title to Brignone, who won both combined races that took place this season.last_img read more

Grade Syracuse’s performance against Duke and vote for the player of the game

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Unemployment insurance fraud on the rise

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, MICH — Unemployment Insurance task force is collaborating with state and federal agencies to investigate and prosecute nationwide unemployment fraud.Since March 15, the Unemployment Insurance Agency has received more than 50,000 reports of unemployment fraud and identity theft.Criminals are using previously stolen or false personal information from data breaches involving Equifax and others.According to Attorney General, Dana Nessel, this unprecedented public health crisis has created an opportunity ripe for abuse by people exploiting the system.The UIA has since developed further fraud protections including additional identification verification.UIA Director, Steve Gray, said their focus remains on doing everything they can to quickly validate authentic claims.If you feel you are a victim of identity theft, visit Michigan.gov/UIA and go to the identity theft link.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Insights Preview: Alpena County Airport Manager discusses plans for CARES Act fundingNext Blue Cross Blue Shield extends benefits for memberslast_img read more

Governor declares Saturday ‘Carson King Day’ in Iowa

first_imgDES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds has declared this Saturday “Carson King Day” in honor of the former ISU student who’s now aiming to raise $2 million for the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital by this weekend.“It takes all of us making a difference and we’ve had one individual that has made a big difference in a short amount of time,” Reynolds said Wednesday afternoon during a ceremony in her statehouse office.King, who is 24 years old, held up a humorous sign seeking beer money during ESPN’s “College Game Day” broadcast before this year’s Iowa-Iowa State game in Ames. Donations poured into his Venmo account and King soon announced he’d donate the money to the Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.“Individuals like Carson King demonstrates how ‘Iowa Nice’ isn’t just a slogan, but our way of life,” Reynolds said.King was invited to attend the event and he watched as the governor signed the proclamation in his honor. His impromptu fundraiser ends this weekend. King and his family have been given tickets to Saturday’s game in Iowa City, so he can witness the crowd do “The Wave” to children in the hospital that overlooks the stadium.“Carson King can showcase who we are as a people, not only by selflessly donating to a worthy cause, but spreading the message of generosity,” Reynolds said.Reynolds praised King for being a “force for change.”“The Carson King story embodies a young man’s ability to help a cause greater than himself and can serve as a model for others to follow,” Reynolds said, as she read the proclamation. “And whereas Carson has shown that one person can make a difference and one person can make a positive change, even through the unlikeliest ways.”King shows the governor the total money raised.The crowd gathered around the governor’s desk included King and his family, as well as a group there to see the governor recognize September as “Childhood Cancer Awareness” month.“Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children,” Reynolds said. “…There are approximately 40,000 children on active treatment at any given time.”The governor got her own phone out to take a selfie with King. And King showed the governor his fund raising tally was near the $1.5 million mark.last_img read more

Little Silver Takes Step Toward $3M Sidewalk Plan

first_imgPoint Road School, forpre-K through fourth-gradestudents, is located alongSeven Bridges Road. Branch Avenue is a roadway heavily traversed by borough students who walk to Little Silver’s Markham Place School, which serves students in grades five through eight, and commuters. “(Prospect Ave.) is an expensive project because the road has some engineering issues. There’s a slope going down to the edge of the street so it’s not just a matter of pouring concrete. But funding is always the trick for projects like this. It’s the job of the mayor and borough council to come up with the most fiscally sound funding plan possible, and that’s something we’ve been working on for over a year now,” Neff said. After months of discussion, the borough council is preparing to introduce a $3 million funding ordinance. According to Mayor Robert C. Neff, properly maintained sidewalks are integral to a Little Silver community with neighborhood schools, a downtown business district and the NJ Transit train station. “The county’s view is that sidewalks and curbing are the responsibility of the municipality. The county paves and has been great to Little Silver with respect to paving. But it’s a common practice to let the municipality move forward with sidewalks and curbing,” Neff said. Neff said the borough is close to completing its bond ordinance and that residents can expect to see it introduced “at the next council meeting or two.” Prospect Avenue is awalkable route that leads intothe heart of the borough’sdowntown where municipalbuildings, office buildings,restaurants and a shoppingcenter are situated. Portions of prominent borough arteries like Seven Bridges Road and Prospect Avenue are in need of sidewalks, Neff said. A new sidewalk for Prospect Avenue, between Crest Drive and Harding Road, is also part of the proposed plan. “Some of our sidewalksare just not in good shape,and some of them are alongprimary walking routes forour kids,” Neff said. “Thereare several of them thatneed attention.” He said the borough currently has two grant applications filed and is waiting to see if Little Silver is eligible for the state’s no-interest bond program. LITTLE SILVER – Thereis a plan afoot to repair andupgrade some sidewalksin town. Unlike Prospect Avenueand Seven Bridges Road,Branch Avenue is a Monmouth County roadway that cuts through Little Silver, continues past the Oceanport Avenue entrance to Fort Monmouth and has proven to be a popular route for those looking to reach Monmouth Park Racetrack and popular beachfront destinations in Long Branch and Monmouth Beach. Though the paving andannual maintenance of theroadway is typically handledby the county, Neff said thecounty traditionally doesnot help fund curbing andsidewalk projects. Neff noted the borough was able to use grant funding to complete a sidewalk and curbing project last year on Willow Drive, a roadway that connects foot traffic to both the downtown business district and the train station. “We’re talking about introducing an ordinance that would allow for bonding to support the cost of some of these sidewalks, but it doesn’t mean that’s the route we would definitely take,” Neff added. last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2017) – The best in the West will come together for a one day only Chili Cook-Off competition at Santa Anita Park on Feb. 18. For the second year in a row, teams and vendors will battle it out for the Championship Title awarded at The Great Race Place. This International Chili Society (ICS) sanctioned event will kick off a year-long series of competitions across California, and crews are already ready and raring to go with fresh and already accomplished recipes.As the competitive juices flow, the stunning San Gabriel Mountains will serve as a scenic backdrop to a day chock-full of action and live Thoroughbred racing will add some spice to an already sensational Trackside event.Competition categories include:Red ChiliGreen ChiliSalsa“People’s Choice”“Most Tasted Dish”New this year – The ICS will welcome novice chefs and enthusiasts alike with the “anyone can enter” division designed for any willing and able chili aficionado.Fans are invited to sample and vote for the “People’s Choice” award which will benefit the Foothill Unity Center, a place for real hope and possibilities for those in crisis.$30 Package Includes:Ten (2 oz.) chili tastingsOne craft beer or wine selectionSanta Anita Park snapback ball capClub House admissionAccess to Trackside Event and seatingRacing ProgramWagering tip sheetTo purchase tickets to the Chili Cook-Off Trackside Event, visit: http://www.santaanita.com/events/santa-anita-chili-cook-off/Benefiting: http://foothillunitycenter.org/home/about/Presented by: Fire It Up! Events http://fireitupevents.com/Media contact only: Ric Gilbert – ricg123@hotmail.comlast_img read more

Scorpions claim first-innings honours

first_img SCOREBOARD SCORPIONS 1st Innings (overnight 229 for seven) J Campbell lbw b Sebastien 43 *P Palmer c Sebastien b Mathew 0 K Edwards c Bobb Sebastien 24 A McCarthy lbw b Peters 92 B King c Bobb Sebastien 17 +C Baugh lbw b Sebastien 8 D Bernard Jr c Bascombe Sebastien 43 N Miller c Bascombe Sebastien 8 D Jacobs c Polius Shillingford 7 J Dawes c Smith Sebastien 8 M Mindley not out 3 Extras (lb5, nb1) 6 TOTAL (all out, 108 overs) 259 Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-71, 3-76, 4-106, 5-126, 6-214, 7-229, 8-242, 9-254, 10-259. Bowling: Mathew 17-6-25-1, Peters 16-3-40-1, Shillingford 24-2-59-1 (nb1), Bobb 24-5-72-0, Sebastien 27-4-58-7. VOLCANOES 1st Innings D Smith c Campbell b Dawes 1 T Theophile c McCarthy b Miller 33 M Bascombe lbw b Jacobs 23 K Lesporis c McCarthy b Jacobs 17 +S Ambris c Campbell b Miller 89 D Polius lbw b Jacobs 8 *L Sebastien c King b Miller 10 S Shillingford c Bernard Miller 14 A Bobb c Palmer Mindley 11 M Matthew not out 0 K Peters b Mindley 0 Extras (b1, lb2, nb3) 6 TOTAL (all out, 70.2 overs) 212 Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-58, 3-60, 4-87, 5-103, 6-122, 7-178, 8-212, 9-212, 10-212. Bowling: Mindley 9.2-2-22-2, Dawes 9-0-40-1, Miller 31-7-67-4, Jacobs 20-1-76-3, Campbel 1-0-4-0. SCORPIONS 2nd Innings P Palmer not out 3 J Campbell not out 2 TOTAL (without loss, 6 overs) 5 Bowling: Mathew 2-0-2-0, Peters 1-0-2-0, Shillingford 2-2-0-0, Sebastien 1-0-1-0. Position: Scorpions lead by 52 runs with all ten second innings wickets intact. Toss: Scorpions. Umpires: C Taylor, Zahid Bassarath. A four-wicket haul from left-arm spinner Nikita Miller put Jamaica Scorpions in pole position for the third and penultimate day of their WICB First-Class Championship clash against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park. Demonstrating control, mixed with guile, Miller picked up four for 67, as the Windwards, replying to 259 made by Jamaica, were bowled out 212. Batting a second time, the Jamaicans, who enjoyed a 47-run lead, then closed on five without loss, 52 runs ahead. “We are in a good position,” revealed Jamaica captain Paul Palmer Jr. “I think we did well to get them out for a total under 250 as the pitch got a bit easier to bat on during their innings. “It’s now up to us to try and build on the lead that we have and try to get to set them a total of over 300 runs.” Resuming the day on 230 for seven, Jamaica went on to add another 29 runs for their last three wickets with overnight batsman David Bernard Jr, adding 11 to his overnight 32. He was the second to last batsman to be dismissed, caught at the wicket off the bowling off-spinner all-rounder, Liam Sebastien. The diminutive Sebastien, a former West Indies Under-19 representative, utilised a lot of flight and got bounced and turned to finish with seven for 58. The haul was his second best ever, with seven for 49 being his previous best. The Windwards, however, in their response, were never allowed to settle and, throughout their innings, lost wickets at regular intervals. AT PROVIDENCE: Leeward Islands Hurricanes, replying to Guyana Jaguars’ 419 for nine declared, were 48 for four at the close on the second day of their second-round match at the National Stadium yesterday. Scores: JAGUARS, 419 for nine declared (Vishaul Singh 150; Shiv Chanderpaul 65; Steven Jacobs, 63 not out; Chris Barnwell 48; Anthony Bramble 42; Alzarri Joseph 5-99; Jacques Taylor, 3-70). HURRICANES, 48 for four; (Steve Liburd, 20 not out; Chris Barnwell 2-5; Gudakesh Motie 2-7). AT KENSINGTON OVAL: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, replying to Barbados Pride’s 300 all out, were 153 for five at the close on the second day of their second round match here yesterday. Scores: PRIDE, 300 (Shamarh Brooks 111; Roston Chase 59; Kyle Corbin 46; Shane Dowrich 48; Imran Khan, 4-75; Shannon Gabriel, 3-49; Kavesh Kantasingh, 2-80). RED FORCE, 153 for five (Kyle Hope 45; Steven Katwaroo, 27 not out; Yannick Ottley, 26 not out; Kevin Stoute, 2-25.last_img read more