When it comes to vote counting on election night, be prepared to wait for final returns

first_imgThree swing states in particular—Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—are among the rare states where state law prevents election officials from preparing mail ballots for counting until just before or on Election Day. That’s because Republicans in each of these states used their gerrymandered legislative majorities—which they hold despite Democrats winning more votes in each state in 2018—to reject pleas by each state’s Democratic governor and lawmakers to allow election workers to begin processing such ballots in advance.Because of these restrictions, these three key states likely won’t conclude their mail ballot counts until after many others do. Combined with Trump’s demagoguery against mail voting, which led to many more Democrats voting by mail than Republicans, Trump and the GOP will likely lead on election night in each of these three states, even in the likely event that Joe Biden and Democrats ultimately prevail once all ballots are counted.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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ADPC Inks $136M Port of Fujairah Development Deal

first_imgAbu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has signed a $136 million agreement for the Port of Fujairah development project, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reports. The contract, which is supervised by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, was signed by Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Follow-Up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President, and Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of ADPC.This capital port development program will include deepening of berths and establishment of quays and storage areas to accommodate the expected growth in cargo traffic, WAM informs.During the ceremony, Al Zaabi said that “developments launched under the umbrella of the president’s initiatives have significantly contributed to ensuring a quantum leap in the transformational development process in the country.”“Port of Fujairah is considered one of the key multi-purpose ports in the UAE and the entire region, playing a significant role in the development drive embraced by the UAE government.”The port, which is the world’s second-largest bunkering hub, is to boost its container handling potential after ADPC recently signed a 35-year concession to develop container terminal operations there.The concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah grants ADPC exclusive rights to develop port infrastructure and manage its operations. The development of a 1.000m quay, a 300.000m² storage yard, and deepening of berths to a draft of 16.5 m are envisaged to increase capacity and enable the arrival of larger vessels.[mappress mapid=”24681″]last_img read more

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Bulldogs Sweep Knights In Middle School Basketball

first_imgThe 7th grade Bulldogs beat South Dearborn 48 – 22.The leading scorers for Batesville were Seth Gausman with 17, Colt Meyer 9, Brayden Linkel 8 and Dempsy Bohman 6 points. Bohman added 5 rebounds and John Thompson had 4.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tony Gausman.The 8th grade improved their record to 6-2 with a win over South Dearborn 42-29.Trey Heidlage led the scorers with 16 points followed by Cooper Williams with 8, Lane Oesterling with 6, Ben Krieg and Sam Haskamp had 4 points each and Gavin Morrison and Brayden Worthington had 2 points each.The Dogs will play at Milan this Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Terry Giestinglast_img

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Evelyn M. Fentz

first_imgEvelyn M. Fentz  85, longtime resident of Dillsboro passed away at the Knolls of Oxford in Oxford, Ohio where she made her home that last several years.  Evelyn was born Friday August 12, 1932 the daughter of Harry E. and Marguarette (Morgan) Liebrandt.  She was born in Philadelphia, Indiana and grew up in the Greenfield, Indiana area.  She married John “Jack” Fentz  August 7, 1953 and he preceded her in death May 6, 2012.Evelyn had worked in the Dillsboro Water Co, was the activities director at Dillsboro Manor, and later worked for DeVille’s Medical Supply.  She then went and got her brokers license and was involved in real estate and appraisal businesses in the area for several years.  She was an EMMAUS member and also enjoyed barber-shop singing.  She was a Sweet Adeline for over 40 years in Michigan, Illinois, and Cincinnati.  She was a member of the Dillsboro United Methodist Church where she was choir director for many years. She would lead the children in a parade playing her Sousaphone! This lady was about singing and music. Music was in her blood!  It was her life.Evelyn will be missed by children Vickie (Sam) Melson of  Liberty Township, Ohio; son, Tim Fentz of Dillsboro; Susie (Gardiner) McClain of Dillsboro; Jill (Dave) Russell of  Liberty, Indiana; sister Mary Nigh Liebrandt of Carthage, Indiana, 9 grandchildren, 1 great grand daughter, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.Funeral services will be 11AM Saturday August 26, 2017 at the Dillsboro United Methodist Church, 10071 Front Street, with Pastor Deb Beason and Rev. Norris A. Keirn officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery at Dillsboro.  Visitation will be 5-8PM Friday Aug. 25 also at the church.  Memorials may be given to either the Alzheimer’s or the Dillsboro Methodist Church.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro entrusted with arrangements. Box 146, 47018; (812)432-5480.  Go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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‘Virtue Honor Education Award’ winner named at Oldenburg

first_imgJohn ArmbrusterOldenburg, In. — Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception, Inc. is pleased to have awarded the recipient of the annual Virtue Honor Education Award at Oldenburg Academy’s annual Alumni Homecoming. John Armbruster, current OA faculty member, received the award and was honored at the alumni mass. The Virtue Honor Education Tribute was esetablished in 2004 by the Oldenburg Academy Alumni Board to recognize a living or deceased Oldenburg Academy faculty or staff member who has made a meaningful spiritual and educational impact upon the alumni John has dedicated 53 years to the ministry of education.  His first teaching position was at Sunman High School in 1965. After one semester at East Central High School, he went to North Dearborn Elementary to become assistant principal.  He later became principal and served there for seven years. In 1981, he served at principal and teacher at St. Nicholas Catholic School until 1983.  He later returned to the Sunman-Dearborn Community School Corporation to serve as superintendent until his retirement in 2000.  He then served two terms for the school board of the corporation.  In 2004, he came to Oldenburg Academy for “one year.”  That time has now extended to fourteen years. John currently teacher Chemistry I, II, and AP as well as Physics.last_img read more

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Hull fans urge FA to take a stand

first_imgHull supporters’ group City Till We Die have called on the Football Association to “become the heroes that protected the national game” by rejecting owner Assem Allam’s proposal to rebrand the club. Egyptian businessman Allam has invited controversy this season with plans to ditch the 110-year-old name ‘Hull City AFC’ in favour of his preferred ‘Hull Tigers’. The issue has cast a shadow over the club’s return to the Barclays Premier League and the enmity between Allam and some sections of the support reached new heights when he responded to chants at home games by telling a Sunday newspaper those fans could “die as soon as they want”. Press Association “Hull City’s owner, Dr Assem Allam, has proved to be a tremendous owner since buying the club in 2010,” it continued. “Already a notable philanthropist in the Hull and East Riding area, he saved the club from near-inevitable liquidation by loaning tens of millions of pounds of his own money, then invested further to help elevate Hull City to the Premier League. “The man can be regarded as a City (and city) hero. In this context, his insistence in pursuing a name change is all the more puzzling – we are experiencing our most successful years in our history…and we are experiencing them as Hull City AFC.” CTWD went on to dispute Allam’s contention that rebranding would lead to greater commercial investment from overseas. The FA is continuing to gather submissions before a final decision is made in spring. The matter is now in the FA’s hands, as it must approve any official name change, and representatives of the umbrella group CTWD made a two-and-a-half-hour presentation to the governing body on Monday. A 21-page submission outlined their opposition to Allam’s plans and invited the FA to take a moral stand. The document said: “This is a pivotal moment for English football. The FA decision makers can become the heroes that protected the national game. Or they can usher in a new era where money and ego matter more than anything else. “Today’s members of the Football Association are the fortunate ones – they have the chance, right now, to make a statement that will protect the unique selling point of English football – its history, its culture and therefore its success. “This decision is pivotal to English football – exercise your choice wisely, with an eye on the future as well as an appreciation of the present.” Despite a series of combative comments from Allam towards those who disagree with his position, CTWD made some conciliatory comments about his overall stewardship of the club. Manager Steve Bruce has largely attempted to keep out of the row, but has taken the chance to point out Allam’s long-term association with the area, charitable community work and financial commitment to the team. All these points are recognised in the submission. last_img read more

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Man Related to Treasure Coast Victims of Hep A also Suddenly Dies

first_imgOfficials urge public to take precautions after Hepatitis A outbreak in Broward County https://t.co/a4WzSkIJc2— NBC 6 South Florida (@nbc6) April 12, 2019 The Florida Department of Health is now working with the CDC to determine how the Hep A outbreak in Martin County started.Also health officials advise seniors to get vaccinated. Florida reports 60 additional hepatitis A cases last week as case count steadily increases – Outbreak News Today https://t.co/cJ08RHzAdy— Robert Herriman (@bactiman63) April 16, 2019center_img Health officials now say the death of Ned Kirsch who had ties to two hepatitis A victims in Martin County is not believed to be related to this public health concern. Kirsch is the brother of Jeff Kirsch, who along with his wife, Nancy, passed away in Palm City earlier this month from complications of hepatitis A.last_img read more

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CAF Champions League: Al-Hilal Hold Enyimba Goalless in Aba

first_imgFemi SolajaTwo-time African Champions, Enyimba FC of Aba began their quest for continental glory last night with a frustrating goalless outing against visiting Al-Hilal of Sudan in the second round qualifying game of the CAF Champions League.The pulsating encounter at the Enyimba Stadium in Aba was not without some drama after the referee red carded Hilal’s Nazar  Hamid in the 21st minute following elbowing of Enyimba’s Daniel Darkwah. However, despite the advantage of having a player over the visitors, Enyimba still found it difficult to breakdown the defence of the Sudanese team.The gaffer of the Aba People’s Elephant, Usman Abdallah,  in a post match interview said the match is still open for his lads to reach the next stage of the competition.Although Abdallah lamented the missed opportunities by his players, he however promised that the job of qualifying for the next round was still within the reach Enyimba.“This match is just the first half to the final part and it is most unfortunate that we did not convert the chances that came our way but next week I hope my lads will turn up with a big surprise.“Although many of you (sports journalists) would think that the one man advantage should have turned out to be goals for my team but football five years ago is not same thing today.“You have to understand the dynamics of the game because the opposing team will change tactics,” he noted.The coach also believes his wards still have all to play for in the return leg will come up in Sudan in 10 days time.“We still have all to play for in the return match. It is not yet over for Enyimba,” boasts the coach. The winner of the return leg will qualify into the money spinning group stage of the competition.Earlier on Saturday in the second tier continental competition, the CAF Confederation Cup, it was a bad day in office for Nigeria’s representative Enugu Rangers as they began their campaign on a losing note.The Nigeria side who took the lead early in the first stanza through Nnamdi Egbujour lost the lead when the home side rallied back almost immediately with two quick two goals to secure a 2-1 win.The Flying Antelopes were drawn bye in the last round after playing up to the group stage last season in the same competition.Rangers will host the second leg at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium in Enugu on 29th of September.Winner of the two legs will also proceed to the group stage of the tournament.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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I got paid $2.2 million to make video about Pacquiao rematch- Floyd Mayweather

first_imgFloyd Mayweather claims the video circulating on social media in which he talks up a potential Manny Pacquiao rematch is a $2.2million dud.The Saudi Arabia clip leaked over the weekend and got fans excited for a brief period, however, the American moved quickly to kill off all speculation. Mayweather posted: “There is a video circulating that I made eight months ago about a Mayweather vs Pacquiao rematch.“I got paid $2,200,000 to make the video. The truth is, the fight will never happen again.“Now, look at the money that got wired to me for the video.“Who’s the smart one? I’m making millions just for 10-second video drops.”Upon seeing the video, Pacquiao took to social media and declared that Mayweather was using his name for attention.It appears that only one rematch is likely to actually happen, Saudi Arabia, as things stand – Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua. Source: Talk Sportslast_img read more

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Dick Vitale has millions of reasons to continue sometimes-painful battle against pediatric cancer

first_img“When I got off the phone, I just started sobbing. My wife says, ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘We’re watching our kids, they’re coming down slides, they’re having a blast and he’s excited he’s taking his little girl to breakfast in a wheelchair. Life is not fair.’ And she sort of motivated me. And from that moment on, I’ve dedicated myself.”Even these 30 minutes we spent on the phone were part of the process. We talked very little about basketball. It was more about promoting next year’s gala, underscoring the need for more pediatric research and providing an explanation for the endless hustle toward another dollar to fuel the fight.Vitale spent 20 years or so as a fast-climbing basketball coach who made it all the way from a high school varsity to the Detroit Pistons in the space of a decade. He was an instant smash and enduring star upon entering the world of television. He has been a fundraiser against childhood cancer for a brief period compared to all of that, but he might not mind at all if that becomes his legacy. MORE: ‘Capital of Basketball’ is wife’s tribute to sportswriter John McNamara“They were up at Sea World, and they’re on a vacation having a great time,” Vitale told Sporting News, “Payton started screaming about pain in her knee. Well, you know, who thinks about cancer? It was pain in the knee. They said, ‘We’ll go home in a bit.’ She said, ‘I want to go home now. I want to go home now. I can’t take this pain. It’s killing me.’“They went home. They went to the orthopedic doctor. He looked at it, and he said, ‘Nothing.’ The word ‘cancer’ was never part of the conversation. He said, basically, she’s got growing pains. They came home and she’s like banging the walls, screaming, the pain is worse than ever. They go back, they did an MRI. And Patrick tells the story that his life changed when the doctor came in and said, ‘I want both of you to sit down. I’ve got the worst news in the world.’”Your child has cancer.“It changes your life,” Vitale said. “The way you think, the way you act.”Vitale has told this story often enough he can make it through without tears now, but as he sits in a breakfast joint talking with me by telephone, there’s no way he’s getting through the entire half-hour without his voice breaking. He is in public, and his emotion overcomes him here or there, but that is just part of the process of waging the battle he accepted during Payton’s illness, and especially subsequent to her death.At her funeral, he promised Holly and Patrick he would raise $1 million in her name over the next six months to help fight pediatric cancer. It was only the beginning. Since 2006, the annual gala Vitale stages in Sarasota, Fla., has raised nearly $30 million, including $4.3 million last May, when Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, former NBA coach and player Avery Johnson and ESPN broadcaster Chris Fowler were honored.Vitale is at the beginning of his 41st season broadcasting college basketball for ESPN, and will be heading to the Bahamas in a couple weeks to call the Battle 4 Atlantis. He is not the first broadcaster to continue to work nationally past his 80th birthday, but he already has been honored with induction to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor, has been awarded the Hall’s Curt Gowdy Award as a broadcaster and has been inducted to the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Most recently, there was the Sports Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement. There’s not much more to accomplish.So I asked if any part of his continued role at ESPN is connected to the desire to maintain a high profile to aid in his work to raise funds for pediatric cancer research.“I love working,” Vitale told SN. “That’s stealing money, for a basketball junkie like me. ESPN has basically given me a lifetime contract. The new president has been phenomenal to me, Jimmy Pitaro. I will tell you: I’ve made enough money. I’ve earned enough honors and awards, all that stuff. … But because of that popularity, it gives me entrée to a lot of super-smart corporate guys to reach for money. You know, you’ve got to go through a lot of bureaucracy to get money. I can go right to CEOs, and there’s name recognition.”Next year’s gala is May 9 at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, with Gonzaga coach Mark Few, Tampa Bay Bucs coach Bruce Arians and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith to be honored, as well as Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly and former Sixers and Magic GM Pat Williams. It is a popular event that generally draws an audience of 900 or more, including a lot of college basketball figures.If preparing for and executing that gala were all Vitale did in support of this fight, it would be a ton. He cannot leave it at that, however, and as he approaches his 81st birthday in impossibly good health, he tries to explain why he is hawking books and hats and tweeting various fundraising strategies. He acknowledges he perhaps can be “annoying” in this effort.Only 4 cents of every dollar spent by the federal government goes to research causes, treatments and cures for cancer addresses pediatric cancer. Vitale knows this statistic better than he knows the Duke starting lineup.“If I don’t do it, who is going to do it?” Vitale says, his famous voice crumbling into pieces. “Sometimes I feel lost, because it’s so difficult.” He is talking a little about the work, but mostly he is talking about what might occur if he doesn’t continue, and about what still does even though the money that goes through the V Foundation and directly into pediatric cancer research has led to so much progress.Vitale tells the story of Tony Colton, who for six years battled cancer “gallantly” and never seemed to allow his circumstance to diminish his love for life. “Never, ever did I meet him without a smile on his face.”MORE: Cassius Winston thanks Michigan State fans for support after brother’s deathAt a spring training baseball game one March, Vitale ran into Tony when he was 15 or 16 and told him he was looking great. “He goes, ‘Oh, Mr. V, to be honest I just got bad news. The cancer’s spread all over.’ And here, he’s smiling. I asked him if he could come to my gala if he could make it. And he came. He became almost adopted by the Tampa Bay Lightning, so we put him at a table with the Lightning coaches, people that were there, one of the players, Ryan Callahan. The next day we had a gathering at my house, and he came, and while we’re there Tony asked to speak to the crowd.“So he gets up, oh my God, a smile on his face and said, ‘Look: Listen to Coach V, what he’s telling you. Please, I beg you. It may not save my life, but it could save the life of so many other kids. Don’t let them suffer. I’ve gone through hell, and I’m not trying to get sympathy, but I’m just telling you.’ There was not a dry eye after that.’“About a month later, Vitale got a call that Tony was in the hospital. Tony’s voice nearly was inaudible now, “But he called me to the bed, and I went to the bedside and he told me, ‘Keep doing what you’re doing Mr. V.’ I get choked up,” Vitale said, literally choking back tears. “Think about it. He’s laying there, and I said, ‘Tony, I’m going to promise: Until my last breath, I’m going to beg, I’m going to plead, everywhere I go, to raise money to help kids. I’m going to do that.’”There can be no doubt this brings more pain into Vitale’s life. More important, though, more germane to how he chooses to spend his days, it brings more purpose.As Vitale prepares to return to Atlantis, the vast Paradise Island resort that will be the site of a tournament Nov. 27-29 involving six top-25-level teams — Gonzaga, Iowa State, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon and Seton Hall — he recounted a story that continues to remind him why he drains so much of his not-really-endless energy supply to raise money for pediatric cancer.On a previous trip to the resort, Vitale had with him his delightful wife Lorraine, their two daughters and their husbands and their five grandchildren. Atlantis has a vast collection of water slides that adorn the center of the property, and he was watching the kids entertaining themselves going up and down.“They’re having a blast,” Vitale said. “All of a sudden, the phone rings. ‘Dickie V, Dickie V. This is Patrick. I hate to bother you, but I’ve got such good news I’ve got to share with you.’ I said, ‘That’s great, Patrick, what’s going on?’ He said, ‘Well, you know, Payton’s been at Duke’s hospital for quite a while now. And they finally gave me permission today that I could take her out of the bed in the wheelchair down for breakfast.’ I said ‘Patrick, I’m so happy for you.’ We begin with a story some have heard before, because Dick Vitale has been a warrior against pediatric cancer for the better part of two decades, and it all began with Payton.Payton was a lovely 4-year-old girl from Vitale’s neighborhood, and by now she should be a college student attending afternoon classes and weekend football games. Except, she was killed by cancer about a year after her parents, Patrick and Holly Wright, heard the most horrible four-word declarative sentence. And Vitale could not shake that memory if he wanted.last_img read more

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