Georgia turns blue … and Pennsylvania too! Fresh batch of Philly votes put Biden ahead

first_imgAs of 8 AM ET on Friday morning, Alaska: Donald Trump still leads after no new votes were reported overnight.Arizona: Joe Biden is still holding onto a 47,052 vote advantage after a 75,000 vote update from Maricopa County and several small updates came in overnight. About 275,000 ballots are still thought to be outstanding. To win the state, Trump would have to take those votes by around 56%, which is pretty much on track with what has happened so far in post-election tallies. However, there are reasons to believe that the votes remaining are less Trump friendly. In any case, it’s likely to be close.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – At this point, it’s possible that the the promise of Pennsylvania votes coming in “any minute” may simply be burned into the screen. And yes, it is possible to be both supportive of the volunteers who stayed at their posts overnight, flipping through mail-in ballots under the eye of watching cameras and bipartisan observers, while still being frustrated that we haven’t seen the outcome of that work.But we should be getting more votes from Pennsylvania … any minute now.- Advertisement – Pennsylvania: Is, of course, the ballgame. Biden could lose all the other remaining states if he took home Pennsylvania. With Pennsylvania, Arizona, North Carolina, and Nevada, Biden would lock up a substantial victory that rebuilt the “blue wall,” made a foray into the South, and added a new wall across the Sunbelt from California to New Mexico. Overnight, Biden added about 43,000 votes to Trump’s 13,000. A similar ratio is expected across the remaining votes, which should easily reverse the 18,000 vote edge Trump currently holds. The status of Pennsylvania really could change … any minute now.Meanwhile, the Secret Service has increased its protection over Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Like the FAA’s setting of a protective circle around Biden’s home, this isn’t an official confirmation. But it is a sign that behind the scenes the people who are responsible for protecting the president, believe that title if going to go to Biden.Oh, and also Donald Trump made a speech that was all lies, horribly corrosive to the nation, and openly encouraging of authoritarian actions and violence. As expected. Georgia: Biden has pulled out to a 1,096 vote advantage. There are roughly 10,000 ballots remaining, however these might not include around 7,000 military ballots and expat ballots that could arrive as late as today. In any case, Biden’s advantage here will likely grow, but don’t expect a call on the state until things are a little more definitive.Nevada: Biden has an edge of 11,438 votes. About 51,000 votes remaining from highly Democratic Clark County, which is why so much legal attention from Trump’s team is focused on the pretense that the voting there is somehow “illegal.” That includes an illegal use of the postal database to suggest that there are voters who have changed residence but still voted in Clark County, and the use of a woman who claims to be a victim of voter fraud, but may be the only known case of someone actually trying to vote twice in the whole state. In any case, expect Biden’s edge to grow when more votes are added around 2PM ET — at which point the state may be called.North Carolina: No change overnight, with Trump still holding a 76,000 vote advantage. There’s no reason to believe what’s still outstanding in the state will add it to team blue, though some people are feeling more hopeful after seeing the slow trend toward Biden in Georgia.- Advertisement –last_img read more

NYC supports call to ‘stamp out’ tobacco abuse among youth

first_img 65 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews NYC supports call to ‘stamp out’ tobacco abuse among youth by: – May 31, 2012 Share President of the NYC, Fenella WenhamPresident of the National Youth Council Fenella Wenham has added her support and that of the Council to the observance of World Tobacco Day.She has also issued a call to “stamp out tobacco use and abuse amongst youth” in a press release issued on Thursday.Wenham noted that she is “disheartened” by the statistics which indicate an increase in tobacco and marijuana use among young people.“Indeed, it is disheartening to listen to the statistics which show that “tobacco use increased from 19.3 per cent in 2000 to 25.3 per cent in 2009. The use of marijuana increased from 18.2 per cent in 2002 to 29.5 per cent in 2006”. This according to a 2009 Global Youth Survey conducted among school aged students”. She also expressed alarm at the fact that tobacco abuse has increased despite the fact that it is considered to be one of the leading preventable causes of death.“This means that our youth have failed themselves and our nation in their decision making to turn away from the use of tobacco. More so, this demonstrates that our youth may feel like using tobacco provides an escape from less than appealing reality”.The Council she reiterated, “stands firm” in their position that the youth should find alternative “avenues” to cope with difficulties.“As an institution focused on empowering youth positively, we continue to aspire to eradicate unemployment and bridge gaps that will pave the way for all our nation’s youth to live goal oriented and focused lives. The illusion that they must use tobacco or any other drug is just that; an illusion”.Wenham urged the youth to choose wisely and stay away from tobacco.“Our message to our youth in observance of world tobacco day is simple: think, then choose wisely. The choice you make to turn away from tobacco today, will allow you to channel your energies through more positive ventures and with that secure a brighter future”.World No Tobacco Day 2012 is being observed under the theme “Smoking: harmful in any form”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Espenido relieved, called back to Crame

first_imgConfirmation of his relief came justafter the Philippine National Police (PNP) removed 14 police officials, withranks from police lieutenant colonel to brigadier general, over various pendingcases on Feb. 5 as part of a sweeping reshuffle by PNP chief General ArchieGamboa. MANILA – Police Lieutenant ColonelJovie Espenido, deputy director foroperations of the Bacolod City Police Office, has been relieved from his postfor still undisclosed reasons. “We are police officers, not killers.But if drug dealers resist arrest and fight us, we have to protect ourselves,”according to Espenido. Among those relieved by Gamboa have pastor pending cases, including alleged drug links and involvement in corruption. Orders from the PNP Directorate forPersonnel and Records Management showed Espenido has been recalled to thenational police headquarters in Camp Crame and reassigned to the Office of thePNP Chief President Rodrigo Duterte orderedEspenido’s reassignment to Bacolod City in October last year with the specificgoal of eradicating illegal drugs in the city. In November 2016, Espenido was also thepolice chief of Albuera, Leyte when its mayor, Rolando Espinosa Sr., was killedin a shootout as police were attempting to serve a search warrant.center_img On July 30, 2017 Ozamiz City’s MayorReynaldo Parojinog and 14 others were killed in a shootout led by Espenido whowas serving search warrants at Parojinog’s properties in barangays Baybay SanRoque and Baybay Santa Cruz. The reassignment, however, was recalledjust days after by Duterte himself who said he was giving in to the requests ofthe residents of Ozamiz City not to transfer Espenido yet. (With ABS-CBN News/PN) In Aug. 28, 2017 Espenido was reassignedby the President from Ozamiz City to Iloilo City that he branded as “mostshabulized.” Both Parojinog and Espinosa were linkedby President Duterte to illegal drugs. Espenido was the police chief of OzamizCity prior to his Bacolod reassignment. He assured the people of Bacolod Citythat policemen uphold the rule of law and are true to their mission to serveand protect the public. But he won’t promise a bloodless drug war.last_img read more

Sheff Utd cruise past Chelsea, Liverpool’s record bid hit by Burnley

first_img Norwich will be playing in the Championship after Michail Antonio’s four-goal blitz confirmed the Canaries’ relegation in a thumping 4-0 win for West Ham that should seal the Hammers’ top-flight status for another year. Sheffield United have long since achieved that feat in their first season in the Premier League for 13 years and the Blades are still eyeing the top four themselves as they moved within five points of fourth-placed Leicester. Chelsea remain in third, but could end the weekend down in fifth if Leicester and Manchester United beat Bournemouth and Southampton respectively. The Blues have already reinforced their attack for next season with the signings of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, but Frank Lampard was again shown it is at the other end his side desperately need to improve. David McGoldrick’s long wait for a first Premier League goal came to an end when he was quickest to react after Kepa Arrizabalaga saved Oli McBurnie’s deflected shot. More slack defending from the visitors then allowed McBurnie a free header to double the hosts’ lead. Lampard sent on Antonio Rudiger at the start of the second-half, but the German international did little to improve Chelsea’s defending as his attempted clearance from Lys Mousset’s cross only teed up McGoldrick to score his second 13 minutes from time. “They were better than us, physically, in the mind and with the ball,” said Lampard. “I learned a lot and I won’t forget that.” – Liverpool held – For the first time since January 2018, Liverpool failed to win a Premier League game at Anfield as an inspired performance by Nick Pope in the Burnley goal and Jay Rodriguez’s equaliser to cancel out Andy Robertson’s first-half header gave Burnley a share of the spoils. Loading… Manchester City did guarantee their presence in the top four for a 10th successive season with Raheem Sterling scoring a hat-trick in a 5-0 win at Brighton. However, they will have to wait for the outcome on Monday of their appeal against a two-season ban from European competitions to see if they will play Champions League football next season. Sheffield United dealt a major blow to Chelsea’s chances of a Premier League top-four finish by thrashing the Blues 3-0 at Bramall Lane, while Liverpool’s long winning run at Anfield came to an end in a draw with Burnley on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s men now need to win their remaining three games to be surpass the record total of 100 points in a Premier League season set by City two years ago. “We left the door open, we didn’t close it. We should have scored two, three, four goals at least,” said Klopp. City scored four or more goals for the fourth time in six league games at Brighton. Sterling’s treble took his best ever season’s tally to 27, while Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva also netted in another rout for a pleased Pep Guardiola, who is hoping his players’ efforts on the pitch are rewarded by playing Champions League football next season. “We deserve to be there because we won it on the pitch. Hopefully on Monday UEFA can allow us to play like this team and these players deserve to,” said Guardiola. – Norwich relegated –center_img Read Also: Video: The moment Mourinho walks out of virtual press conference He completed his hat-trick in the 54th minute with a looping header and his fourth came in the 74th minute from Ryan Fredericks’ cross. Watford also moved to the brink of survival as two Troy Deeney penalties beat Newcastle 2-1 to move level with West Ham on 34 points. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Norwich were relegated after defeat against West Ham At Carrow Road, a seventh successive league defeat condemned Norwich to relegation as Antonio’s ruthless display boosted West Ham’s own survival bid. “We wanted to beat the odds again but when the dust settles the outcome is more or less what was expected. It doesn’t take anything away from the fact that we are disappointed,” manager Daniel Farke said. West Ham’s second win in four games opens up a six-point cushion over the bottom three. The early signs were ominous for Norwich as West Ham took the lead in the 11th minute through Antonio’s close-range volley. Antonio struck again in first-half stoppage-time, glancing his header into the far corner from Mark Noble’s free-kick. Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez (left)celebrates his equaliser at Liverpoollast_img read more

Boulware prevails at Raceway Park

first_imgBy Bob ConeyJEFFERSON, S.D. (July 26) – The KISS 107 FM IMCA Sport Compacts had a first-time winner Sunday at Raceway Park as Cody Boulware led flag to flag for his first trip to victory lane.Chasing Boulware at the end were Aaron Edwardson and Cody Thompson.John Cain took the win in the MOPAR IMCA Hobby Stock feature after getting by early leader David Miller for a lead he never relinquished. Finishing third was Aaron Shearn.Rusty Montagne extended his point lead atop the Skyline Casino IMCA Northern SportMod divi­sion by taking the feature win over Karl Brewer and Darin Roepke.The Casey’s General Store IMCA Stock Car field went at it for 16 laps with Chris Mills coming out on top, followed by Josh Ruschmann and Bo Lundquist.The Total Motors Modified feature had $900 on the line for the winner in honor of long-time car owner and crew chief Marv Reuter, who passed away this week. Jason Schneiders led much of the early going, but had to settle for the runner-up spot when Jim Thies powered to the front in the late laps to take the victory.Trailing Thies and Schneiders at the checkers were Sean Barragan and Ricky Stephan.last_img read more

Local residents travel for performance in honor of WW II vet

first_imgColumbus, In. — Residents of Silver Oaks Health Campus in Batesville, Lawrenceburg, Greensburg, Madison and Hanover will travel to Columbus for a performance of the Ladies for Liberty Wednesday, April 17. The special performance is in honor of one 97-year-old World War II Air Force veteran who served in Germany, England and France.Ladies for Liberty are a nationally known 1940’s style that performs Andrews Sisters-style music.last_img

MLAX : Schoonmaker overcomes obstacles to become scoring threat on SU’s 2nd midfield line

first_img Published on February 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ Henry Schoonmaker didn’t think too much of the flu-like symptoms.But when he started to climb the stairs in his house, it became apparent it was more than the flu. Schoonmaker passed out on the steps. Minutes later, an ambulance rushed him to Oregon Health and Science University. What ensued was a bout with E. coli that involved a loss of 30 pounds, a depletion of strength and an uphill climb against kidney failure.‘I turned pretty skinny and pretty pale pretty quick,’ Schoonmaker said. ‘I was in the hospital for like a month.’Going into his junior year of high school, Schoonmaker faced the task of having to regain his health to a point where he’d be able to play on a lacrosse field again. Rather than knock him down permanently, the adversity only highlighted the work ethic for which Schoonmaker’s coaches praise him. It’s the same work ethic that carried him from an unknown recruit to a standout midfielder his senior year of high school. Now, he’s across the country at Syracuse, where he caught yet another bad break and had to recover from a shoulder injury last year.With a spot on the No. 6 Orange’s (1-0, 0-0 Big East) second midfield line, Schoonmaker is backing up the SU head coach John Desko and his staff’s decision to take a chance on a player from Oregon, a state that isn’t known for producing lacrosse players. He’ll try to register his first collegiate goal against Army (2-1) on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSchoonmaker’s doctors still don’t know what caused the E. coli that wreaked havoc on his health. He went from 170 to 140 pounds, but the kidney failure made him retain so much water weight that he’d go up to 180 pounds. Schoonmaker then had to undergo dialysis to drain the excess weight.When doctors finally released Schoonmaker from the hospital, his high school coach, Will Harris, immediately saw the physical change.‘The coaches loved him, he worked hard. It’s just who he was,’ Harris said. ‘He scrapped for ground balls. He ran up and down the field. He didn’t cry about playing defense. … He lost a ton of weight, so part of that work ethic was getting back to a place where he could actually play.’During that previous summer, though, Schoonmaker couldn’t attend any recruiting events to try and get noticed by any college coaches.Through a connection with former SU lacrosse great Ryan Powell and a breakout performance his senior year, that all changed. Powell coached Schoonmaker’s club team, the Rhinos, and was the first one to seriously talk Schoonmaker into considering Division-I lacrosse.In the first game of his senior season against Lakeridge, a lacrosse power in Oregon, Schoonmaker scored nine points, Harris said.‘It was just a dominating performance from every aspect of the game. He didn’t miss the net very often in that game,’ Harris said. ‘At that point, I talked to Ryan after the game, and Ryan was like, ‘OK, I’m going back to Syracuse this weekend. I’m going to sit down and talk to Desko and see if we can get him a spot.”The prospect of going across the country for school wasn’t a problem. Schoonmaker had already considered attending the University of Melbourne in Australia to play club lacrosse. He also had Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, on his list of possible colleges.Once the Orange called with an offer, Schoonmaker knew he was staying in the United States. Just on the opposite coast.‘It was definitely Syracuse,’ Schoonmaker said. ‘Before that, I definitely wanted to play lacrosse in college, but I never thought it would be possible to play at Syracuse. But once they called, it was over.’With full midfield lines in front of him last season, Schoonmaker took a redshirt season to save a year of eligibility. Two games into the season, he suffered a shoulder injury that held him out of SU’s practice, stripping him of time to prove himself to the coaches.But he recovered.Schoonmaker worked all summer and returned for his second season with intent on earning the spot for which he traveled across the country.And he did exactly that.Desko compared him to former Orange attack Chris Daniello. In one season, Schoonmaker has gone from a non-factor to someone who will be a key contributor.‘As far as what he’s done this year, he’s made as big an improvement in one year as maybe we’ve seen out of a player,’ Desko said. ‘I think a lot of it has to do with his hard work and how athletic he is.’cjiseman@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

USG passes dining hall take-out container program

first_imgLorraine Wheat | Daily TrojanUSC students are currently not allowed to carry food out from residential dining halls. However, a new resolution passed by the Undergraduate Student Government aims to change that.USG voted 11-0 in favor of implementing a dining hall take-out container program at the USG Senate meeting on Tuesday night. Now that the USG Senate has passed the resolution, it must be reviewed by administrative officials before it can be implemented.Senators Isabella Smith, Debbie Lee and Katie Bolton drafted the bill. According to Smith, this resolution is long overdue. “This idea has been brought up pretty much every year, and nobody has really followed through with it,” Smith said. “We just wanted to make something concrete so that the administration would have to respond back to this. We know that this is a feasible program because other schools have done it.”Many other top-25 schools, including UCLA, Stanford and UC Berkeley, have take-out options in their dining halls, according to their respective websites.During the presentation of the resolution, the senators acknowledged that the cost of the take-out container program is still undetermined, but described it as “minimal.” Several senators also discussed whether the cost of the take-out containers would be dependent on a per-use basis or a flat rate. Though no clear answer was determined, the senators said that these questions would be addressed by the administrative officials who review it.Lee noted the importance of the implementation of a take-out container program, especially to students who have limited access to the dining halls on campus.“A lot of freshmen have requested this, especially because the dining halls close at 10 p.m. and most college kids stay up long past 10 p.m.,” Lee said. “Because of this, freshmen often don’t have access to food.”Smith also discussed other motivations behind this resolution, such as the appeal to upperclassmen and emphasis on sustainability. “If you’re on the apartment [meal] plan, you only get 40 swipes, or however many it is per semester, so it would be nice for [upperclassmen] to be able to take that food out,” Smith said. “This is also a sustainability initiative, because USC has an insane amount of food waste. An audit last year by the environmental board of one day at Everybody’s Kitchen found that people produced over 300 pounds of food waste.”According to Smith, a previous hurdle involved in passing the resolution resolution was liability for the University if a student eats food after an extended period of time and becomes ill. However, she is confident that this will not be an issue.“All dorms are equipped with refrigerators and microwaves so students have the option to take care of their food,” Smith said. Lee had a more direct justification for the new resolution.“It’s a need,” Lee said. “People have been demanding it.”last_img read more

Penitent Mourinho Humbled by Man Utd Fans Support

first_imgJose Mourinho lauded Manchester United’s supporters after his team put the disappointment of their 4-0 humiliation at Chelsea behind them to sink Manchester City in England’s League Cup.Sunday’s defeat at Chelsea, Mourinho’s former club, was United’s worst in the league for five years, but they bounced back to beat holders City 1-0 on Wednesday courtesy of Juan Mata’s 54th-minute goal.Mourinho made a gesture of apology to United’s fans at the end — making a ‘4-0’ symbol with his fingers and lowering his head — and said he had been moved by their backing. “We were on a good run of results, but it was a big defeat,” said the United manager, whose side had gone six games unbeaten prior to coming off the rails at Stamford Bridge.“(They are) numbers that the history of this club doesn’t deserve and when I’m in a club my heart belongs to the fans and I felt deeply for them. The reality is that I never had people like these ones.“We lost 4-0 and they were supportive. Today the stadium was full of real support and it looks like the love people have for the club is bigger than bad results, bigger than three bad seasons.“We must give something back. The players gave everything, but even if we’d lost the feeling was fantastic because the players showed they really care and they fought for the fans.”Mourinho spoke to television reporters after the game at Old Trafford, but did not appear at his post-match press conference. United did not offer an explanation.While Mourinho made just four changes to his starting XI, his opposite number, Pep Guardiola, made nine.Both teams disappointed in a drab first half, but it was United who seized the advantage after the break, with Mata sweeping home Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s low cross after Paul Pogba had hit the post.City captain Vincent Kompany, one of only two players to keep his place from Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Southampton, was substituted at half-time.The Belgian centre-back has been dogged by injuries in recent seasons and Guardiola said he had not felt able to play on.“He told us he is tired and not ready to play the second half,” explained Guardiola, whose side beat Liverpool on penalties in last season’s final prior to his arrival.“The important thing is after two years (repeatedly) injured, he played three days ago 70 minutes, today 45 and no injuries.“That is a good step, the first step. After we have to see. He felt not good, knowing what happened in the past.”Guardiola has now gone six games without victory for the first time in his managerial career, but he said he had “no regrets” about selecting a weakened team.“Sometimes it happens in football the managers doesn’t win,” he said.“It is the first time. OK, hopefully it does not happen again, but it is part of our profession. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.”Asked if he had learnt anything during his team’s slump, he replied: “The same as when we won 10 games in a row (at the start of the season).“Every match is different. I need to analyse them all. Every team has streaks of good results and bad results. The strange thing is after seven years as a manager, it happens now.“But we are still getting to know each other, still improving and we will (improve).”United will host West Ham United in the quarterfinals.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

RFEF monitors Segunda B with Sportradar Integrity Services deal

first_img Sportradar strikes first operator association MoU in Portugal December 16, 2019 Share Sportradar: Football’s match fixers enter the betting early June 19, 2020 Related Articles Share Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has netted a new partnership with Sportradar Integrity Services which will see the duo work alongside one another to both monitor and safeguard the integrity of Segunda B.Through the new partnership, Sportradar will use its Fraud Detection System (FDS) to monitor Segunda B Games throughout the 2019/20 season, in addition to already monitoring the end of the 2018-2019 season (from April 2019).Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director Andreas Krannich added: “We are delighted to be working with the RFEF, the sole governing body of Spanish Football, to further strengthen the integrity of football in Spain. “Our market-leading FDS solution will ensure that there is complete visibility over betting activity for over 1,500 matches, and we are honoured to be playing our part in helping to safeguard Segunda B.”Speaking about the partnership, President Luis Rubiales for RFEF added: “The Spanish FA has implemented an Integrity Plan that includes several actions related to education, prevention, and the monitoring of betting activity in all competitions and categories of Spanish football. “In this sense, signing an agreement with Sportradar becomes of paramount importance for us, as from now on, Segunda B will be continuously monitored by the FDS.”As it stands, FDS is one of the few systems to be independently assessed and verified by recognised experts in the field of sports betting and integrity. The news follows on from a crackdown on corruption in sport across Spain.In June of this year, the Ministry of the Presidency gave the green light for the formation of a new national commission which has been tasked with addressing and combatting betting-related fraud as well as the prevention of sports corruption. Submit StumbleUponlast_img read more