Election Day Guide

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf October 31, 2016 The Blog,  Videos,  Voting & Elections Election Day 2016 is right around the corner! Follow along with this Election Day guide to make your plan to vote.You can also visit PA.gov/voting for more information on voting and elections in Pennsylvania. Election Day Guide Visit on.pa.gov/voting to learn more about voting and elections in Pennsylvania.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf   SHARE  TWEETlast_img read more

Stone cottage sells

first_img3 Gilbert Crescent, North Ward.“A single professional woman bought it and she fell in love with the character, the privacy and the fact that it’s in the hear of everything.“We got absolutely smashed with interest while this cottage was on the market but it didn’t suit a lot of people because it’s a small cottage but it’s packed with character.“Homes with a fireplace in Townsville are also a dime a dozen.” 3 Gilbert Crescent, North Ward. 3 Gilbert Crescent, North Ward.ONE of North Ward’s most quirky homes has sold for $355,000.The two-bedroom cottage at 3 Gilbert Cres, North Ward was inspired by the stone cottages of the South Island of New Zealand.center_img 3 Gilbert Crescent, North Ward.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020It features a fireplace, a rare inclusion in Townsville homes, as well as a spiral staircase and intricate timber work to the statement entrance doors.Despite it’s city fringe location, the cottage offers ultimate privacy on 407 sqm of land.RE/MAX Excellence selling agent Michele Hyde said the cottage offered great value.“I think it’s pretty amazing that you can buy a character home in North Ward for this sort of price and I think those days are numbered,” she said.last_img read more

Tougher bail laws to cover teens

first_imgNZ Herald 12 Nov 2012A bill tightening bail laws for killers and repeat offenders is being toughened by making it harder for 18- and 19-year-olds to avoid custody. Sweeping changes to bail legislation which were designed to prevent violent or sexual offenders reoffending while on bail have been approved by a parliamentary committee. If it becomes law, the bill will mark a fundamental shift in legal principles by reversing the onus of proof for alleged offenders. Justice Minister Judith Collins told the Weekend Herald she was confident the legislation struck the balance between the public’s right to safety and the right of offenders to be considered innocent until proven guilty. The bill would require that a person on a murder charge or repeat violence, drugs or sex charges would have to persuade a judge a community would be safe if they were released. Under present law, the Crown must show why defendants should be locked up. The introduction of the bill coincided with the launch of a movement called “Christie’s Law”.….Labour MP Charles Chauvel said the high rate of offences committed by people on bail was partly because of a congested court system which kept defendants waiting up to two years for a trial – increasing the chance they would commit crimes while on bail. Green MP David Clendon said the tougher rules were a political response to a vocal minority who demanded more punitive measures on the false basis that violent crime was increasing.What the bill does* Reverses burden of proof for accused murderers in bail cases* Broadens list of offences in which defendants will have to show they will not be a threat if released* Removes provision favouring bail for 17- to 19-year-old repeat offenders* Allows police to arrest without a warrant people who repeatedly breach bail* Increases penalty for failure to appear in court to three months’ jail or a fine of up to $1000* Allows district courts to deal with serious offenders in bail casesNew proposals* All 18- and 19-year-old repeat offenders to face adult bail test* Police will not need warrants to arrest children under 14 who are breaching bail conditions.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10846379last_img read more

Kinnear quits Magpies

first_img The former Magpies manager stepped down from his post just days after the club sold star midfielder Yohan Cabaye and failed to replace him before Friday’s transfer deadline. A club statement said: “Newcastle United can confirm that Joe Kinnear has this evening resigned from his position as Director of Football with immediate effect. “The club will be making no further comment.” Kinnear, who was appointed on a three-year contract in June last year, leaves St James’ Park having not made a single permanent signing during his tenure with only strikers Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong having joined Newcastle on loan. The 67-year-old was a controversial appointment last summer as owner Mike Ashley responded to a desperately disappointing season which saw the club finish in 16th place in the Barclays Premier League despite an investment in excess of £30million in new players during the January transfer window. Manager Alan Pardew, who had guided them into fifth 12 months earlier, kept his job after an end-of-season review, but only just with Ashley deeply unhappy with what he had witnessed. His response, to general disbelief, was to ask Kinnear to head up the football side of the business. The former Wimbledon manager’s appointment went down like a lead balloon with fans who remembered his first spell on Tyneside, when an ill-fated five-month reign as Kevin Keegan’s replacement was eventually ended by illness before Alan Shearer was recruited in a vain attempt to prevent the club being relegated. It was equally unpopular with managing director Derek Llambias, who resigned to end his association with Ashley at St James’. Kinnear, who had launched his managerial career on Tyneside with a four-letter rant at journalists, pre-empted his return in a series of increasingly bizarre interviews in which he trumpeted his suitability for the job. Kinnear then urged fans to judge him on his signings, and the chorus of disapproval reached a deafening volume last week. Having not made a single permanent signing during the summer transfer window, Kinnear oversaw the sale of Cabaye – a player he had at one point referred to as “Yohan Kebab” – to Paris St-Germain. But with Pardew, who had not wanted to lose the Frenchman, insisting the club had to replace their playmaker if they were to stand any chance of maintaining or improving upon their current standing of eighth, they were unable to push home their interest in either Lyon’s Clement Grenier or Montpellier’s Remy Cabella. Hours after the transfer window closed, Newcastle were trounced 3-0 by arch-rivals Sunderland on their own pitch for the second successive season and Shearer believes a combination of all those factors could well have led to the former Wimbledon manager’s resignation. “The life at Newcastle United,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live. “I shouldn’t say I’m surprised but I was surprised in the first place when he was announced director, particularly the way the news was broken when Joe himself announced it on the radio when he got some of the players’ names wrong. “What has he been there now, about seven months? And two players have come in, albeit both players on loan. “Maybe it’s Newcastle’s way of trying to say that the performance on Saturday wasn’t good enough and why they didn’t get any new players in, maybe that’s one of the reasons. “But they can only get players in if there’s one man prepared to sign a chequebook.” He added: “You just never know what goes on at Newcastle behind closed doors. “I think we were all surprised because Joe had been out of football for so long. Let’s say that we hope he’s okay and it’s nothing to do with ill-health but it’s just bizarre sometimes at Newcastle. “Four, five weeks ago Newcastle were going so well, still in the FA Cup, Alan Pardew was getting manager of the month awards (and) they were looking up the league rather than finishing in mid-table. “It’s amazing what happens in three or four weeks in football, 3-0 on Saturday hurt everyone and they were second best all over the park on Saturday with a lack of fight and a lack of desire from the players and now it’s come to this.” Joe Kinnear resigned as Newcastle’s director of football on Monday night after a turbulent week on Tyneside. Press Associationlast_img read more

Martinez: Coleman should stay

first_img Twenty-six-year-old Republic of Ireland right-back Coleman has been persistently linked with Manchester United in recent transfer windows. And former Red Devils and Ireland full-back Denis Irwin was this week quoted as saying: “I think for him (Coleman) to be potentially world-class – and this is no disrespect to Everton – he probably has to move to a club that plays regularly in Europe.” Asked about those comments at a press conference on Tuesday, Martinez said: “He (Irwin) is making a judgement about a player who is very important for us. “I still think Seamus Coleman can develop and progress with Everton. “At the moment he is enjoying his football, I think he has an important role in our side and I think this is the best place for him to develop and fulfil his potential. “He is a world-class footballer in the way he performed last season.” Everton, fifth last season, are currently 12th in the Barclays Premier League. They are out of both domestic cup competitions, but, in what is their first continental campaign in five seasons, they have reached the last 32 of the Europa League – a tournament which has a place in next term’s Champions League on offer for the winners. Press Associationcenter_img Everton boss Roberto Martinez has emphasised he feels it will be best for Seamus Coleman to stay with the Toffees.last_img read more

ICC World Cup World Cup 2019: Dream 11 prediction for England vs South Africa

first_imgWith less than 24 hours for the mega event to begin, News Nation brings to you as what could be the best combined eleven for the first game in World Cup:Fantasy Cricket 11:Wicket Keepers: Jos Buttler and Quinton de KockBatsmen: Jason Roy, Faf du Plessis (vc), Hashim Amla, David MillerAll-Rounders: Moeen Ali and Ben StokesBowlers: Imran Tahir, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer (c)Teams: EnglandJason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, James Vince, Mark Wood, Liam Dawson.South AfricaHashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis (C), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, JP Duminy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Aiden Markram, Tabraiz Shamsi. New Delhi: After a lot of anticipation, the twelfth edition of ICC World Cup 2019 is set to begin with the host-England taking on South Africa at the Oval in London. The question in front of the host still remains the same, can they lift the World Cup in front of their home crowd? Going by a trend set by India and Australia, and the current form of England, its idea looks well within the cards. The serious business starts and both the teams will be eager to make a mark and gain enough confidence early in the competition. England are the hot favourites to win the title while the Proteas are also a team brimming with talent and experience.It will all be about the nerves in the first few overs for both the sides and it will be interesting to see how things unfold then. As far as the team combination is concerned, Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes seem to make it to the playing XI with Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali as the two spinners. The batting order picks itself. South Africa have an injury issue with Dale Steyn being ruled out of the opening game and Dwaine Pretorius or Chris Morris could play this game. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night 16: When Fans Got Thrills Aplenty

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram In the headline bout, Nigeria’s Rilwan ‘Real One’ Oladosu of Nigeria defeated Benjamin Lamptey of Ghana to clinch the West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight title. In the other international bout, reigning African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight champion, Nigeria’s Otto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph knocked out Ghana’s, Emmanuel Mensah.The much anticipated rematch between Waidi Usman and Chibuzor Obi provided an anti-climax, with the latter’s defeat by knockout in the second round of a national featherweight challenge bout.A few debutants had their first moments of professional glory. These were products of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search from the last two editions of the programme. Waheed Shogbamu conquered stage fright to achieve a first-round knockout victory over Azeez Tijani in a national light welterweight challenge bout. In the same weight category, Adeyemi Adekanla defeated the more experienced Ganiyu Kolawole via a split decision. Opeyemi Elijah, GOtv NextGen Search 4, showed what is to come by defeating Sheriff Ogunbanjo in a super bantamweight clash, while Aminu  Akintayo did the business on Mutiu Lawal.The biggest winner on the night, however, was the little known Taiwo Agbaje, whose explosive encounter against Tope Musa in a national lightweight challenge got the crowd jumping from start to finish.For his efforts, Agbaje was voted best boxer on the night, winning the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy and a cash prize of N1.5 million. The Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, erupted in wild cheers just after the bell signalling the start of the sixth of the 12-round national light heavyweight title bout. The cheer was for the underdog, Adewale Masebinu, whose brutality over five rounds forced the corner of his opponent and pre-bout favourite, Kabiru Towolawi, to throw in the towel. This was the scene from the Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, venue of GOtv Boxing Night 16, on Sunday.The fans’ exuberance was a feature throughout the duration of the event, which featured nine fights, including the West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight title bout and an international lightweight challenge contest. On parade were exciting mix of big-name pairings and a crop of debutants hoping to worm their way into the mind boxing-watching public. As early as 2pm, snaking queues of spectators had formed at entrances to the hall itching two see action in the nine bouts scheduled. The fans hunger was understandable, given that the event was making its return to Lagos from Ibadan, where it held in July.last_img read more

Coffey drains clutch 3-pointers in season-best performance in win over Rutgers

first_img Published on February 20, 2013 at 1:34 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Syracuse clung to a double-digit lead late in the second half. But Rutgers wouldn’t go away. Every time the Orange scored, the Scarlet Knights answered on the other end.With less than a minute and a half remaining, Rachel Coffey dribbled around the perimeter, searching for an open shot. Eventually, she found enough space and drained a 3-pointer. RU answered, but Coffey wasn’t done. Elashier Hall found the junior wide open in the right corner on the next possession. Another 3.“Obviously, Rachel Coffey was tremendous,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “She was tremendous. She made some huge shots in that second half.”The back-to-back 3s helped seal Syracuse’s 58-45 victory over Rutgers (14-11, 5-7 Big East), and highlighted an explosive second half that culminated with a season-high 17 points for Coffey.Though Coffey failed to tally even one assist – same was the case for starting point guard Cornelia Fondren – she was the Orange’s (22-3, 10-2) leading scorer at halftime, albeit with a measly five points on 1-of-5 shooting, and more than made up for her lack of execution as a distributor with her scoring output.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe first half was admittedly frustrating for Coffey. The turnovers piled up as entry pass after entry pass got knocked away and left her with four giveaways heading into the break. Her 3-pointers, with the exception of one that fell through, bricked and rimmed out. A 3-point heave in the final seconds of the first frame bounced out, and Carmen Tyson-Thomas’ follow missed as well. SU headed into halftime trailing 19-15 in a sloppy game.“First half, I was frustrated,” Coffey said. “I didn’t make any shots, so I knew I had to do something to come up big. I had no assists, so I had to do something, so I made shots.”Star center Kayla Alexander was relegated to the sidelines for all but five minutes of the first half due to foul trouble, and finished with just seven points on 2-of-8 shooting. Coffey accounted for a third of the team’s points in the opening frame, and kept Syracuse alive in a game that could have been lost.The overall offensive production wasn’t pretty. Coffey ended up the only player in double figures and the Orange shot just 26.6 percent from the field. But Coffey bailed SU out.Brittney Sykes sprinted down the court for a fast break just more than five minutes into the second half. Syracuse had a chance to take its first lead, but the guard missed the transition layup. Coffey, though, was there for the offensive rebound and putback to give the Orange its first lead of the game. To that point, Alexander had taken just one shot.“We have too many threats on our team. So I slack one day, someone else is going to pick it up the next day,” Alexander said. “Today it was Rachel, and that’s teamwork. There’s 14 of us, and any one of us can show up any given day.”Coffey’s putback was the only non-3-pointer she attempted. After nailing one in the first half, it took her until the 3:40 mark of the second to try another. Then she knocked down back-to-back 3s.She followed her two straight 3s with a miss, and didn’t shoot again. But by then the game was all but won for Syracuse.“I just try to play,” Coffey said. “When I’m open, I’m going to shoot it. Late clock, I’m going to shoot it. Every time I shoot it, I want to make it, so it’s not really any different.”The only blemish on Coffey’s strong second-half performance was the lack of assists. She turned the ball over once more in the final frame for a total of five, without even one helper.The Orange as a team finished with just seven assists compared to 17 turnovers, and its two point guards failed to register a single assist between them. But Hillsman can’t be too concerned. When asked if the dearth of Coffey’s assists is a concern, the head coach didn’t hesitate with an answer.“No,” he said, shortly. “We won.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Women’s tennis: Lexi Keberle named to All Big Ten

first_imgAfter dominating all throughout her freshman year, Lexi Kerberle was honored as a member of the All Big Ten Team representing the University of Wisconsin women’s tennis program. The team is decided based on a vote from the Big Ten coaches.Keberle immediately took the No. 1 singles slot this season and did not disappoint in that position. The freshman earned the most wins of anyone on her team with a 25–10 record including tour matches with a 13–5 record from the first slot in dual play.In a challenging Big Ten conference, Keberle more than held her own in singles, going 5–3 in these games despite dropping her final two completed matches against fellow All Big Ten members Erin Larner of Northwestern and Anna Sanford of Ohio State Univerisity.Nigel Hayes discusses student athlete compensation, player boycottsNigel Hayes spoke at the “Future of College Sports: Reimagining Athlete Pay” panel The Aspen Institute hosted in Washington D.C. Tuesday. Here, Read…Since she is a stronger singles player, Keberle has also had the opportunity to grow this season under doubles partner and departing senior Kelsey Grambeau. The duo finished the season above .500 with a 7–6 overall record.But perhaps what is most impressive about Keberle’s performance this year is her youth and potential to improve. Coming in as one of UW’s best women’s tennis recruits ever, ranked No. 23 nationally, Keberle has kept par not only with other freshmen, but with other elite players in Division I tennis.Keberle was frequently found on ITA’s singles player rankings, even breaking the top 100 earlier in the season climbing to No. 98.On the All Big Ten Team, Keberle was one of only three freshmen that received the honor with Maryland’s Eva Alexandrova and the Freshman of the Year Shiori Fukuda from OSU. Keberle is also the first Badger to win the award since 1996.Softball: Jenkins named Big Ten Player of WeekThe University of Wisconsin softball team (25-19 overall, 9-8 Big Ten) has had a great three-game run. They beat the Read…Another Badger receiving an award from the Big Ten was Melissa Pick, who earned the Sportsmanship Award. Pick was more than just a class act, though as the junior finished the year 21–14.Since no Badger women made it to the NCAA Tournament, we will have to wait until the fall to see the development of Keberle and others.last_img read more

Roche in 10th at Giro

first_imgRoche is just 37 seconds behind the pink jersey of race leader Tom Dumoulin as the riders prepare for their first summit stage of this year’s race.last_img