#JaVotes2016: Voters leave as fingerprint machines malfunction

first_imgVoters across the constituency of Eastern St Andrew are leaving polling stations due to what they say are malfunctioning finger print machines. Both JLP and PNP outdoor agents told The Gleaner that voters were turning back because of the long lines and wait time. “The people can’t take the long wait so some of them a leave because the machines not working,” an agent told The Gleaner. The supervisors at Jamaica College, St. Margaret Anglican Church and the Mountain View New Testament Church say they have reported the issue to the Electoral Office of Jamaica and are working to have the machines up and running as soon as possiblelast_img

Ellen, Sawyer Spotted at Mandela Memorial Service

first_imgSABC News panned live footage of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former Interim President Amos Sawyer in the VIP section at FSB Stadium in Soweto, along with other dignitaries attending Nelson Mandela’s Memorial Service on Tuesday, December 10.Madam Sirleaf left Monrovia Monday for Johannesburg to participate in the weeklong schedule of activities leading up to Mandela’s State funeral Sunday, December 15. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

Beckham scores in return

first_imgDavid Beckham scored on his trademark bending free kick in his firststart since Dec. 20, helping Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 2-1 Saturday in the Spanish league. The star midfielder, who is bound for the Galaxy of Major League Soccer, tied the score in the 37th minute with a low shot from outside the penalty area that beat diving goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. “I picked him because he has been good in training for three weeks,” Capello said. “I’m pleased he scored with a free kick because he hasn’t scored many this season. He played really well.” Ruud van Nistelrooy headed in Madrid’s winning goal in the 48thminute, when he beat Bravo to Miguel Torres’ cross from the left. The victory ended a run of twostraight defeats. Brazilian police break up riot: Police used clubs and fired rubber bullets at rioting soccer fans who fought in Belo Horizont, Brazil, before the start of the game between rivals Cruzeiro and Atletico Mineiro. Fighting broke out when members of the Atletico fan club Galocoura and Cruzeiro’s Mafia Azul encountered each other outside the stadium, more than 200 miles north of Rio de Janeiro. Police Col. Renato Vieira de Souza, quoted on the Web site of the soccer great Pele, said there was “tremendous turmoil.” Beckham’s goal at Anoeta stadium in San Sebastian, Spain, might have saved Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello’s job. The Italian coach, who had said that the former England captain would never again play for the Spanish power, reportedly would have been fired if his team had lost again. Beckham displeased Capello by announcing Jan. 11 that he would leave for the Galaxy when his contract expires in June. center_img “We had to use force. Rubber bullets were fired. Some fans were hurt and arrested. They’re getting first aid and being taken to the police station.” Atletico, in last place, rallied to defeat first-place Cruzeiro 3-1. Ban of fans relaxed in Milan: A spectator ban for the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, home to Serie A teams AC Milan and Inter Milan, was partially lifted following an inspection by government officials. The 83,600-seat stadium will be open to season-ticket holders only for AC Milan’s league match against Livorno today. AC Milan, which is owned by media mogul and former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, announced the news on its Web site. The club reportedly has up to 50,000 season-ticket holders. San Siro was one of 25 arenas in Italy’s top two divisions closed Thursday for failing to meet new security standards – approved by the government after the Feb. 2 death of a policeman in rioting at a Serie A game between Catania and Palermo. Also: English Premier League leader Manchester United beat Charlton 2-0 on goals by Park Ji-sung and Darren Fletcher to remain six points ahead of defending champion Chelsea, which defeated visiting Middlesbrough 3-0. … Juventus conceded goals by Evangelos Nastos and Gabriele Paonessain in a six-minute span, dropping into a tie for first place in the Serie B after a 2-2 tie at Vicenza. … Germany’s Schalke took a step toward its first Bundesliga title since 1958, beating host Hertha Berlin 2-0 on goals by Kevin Kuranyi and Peter Loevenkrands. Schalke is six points ahead of Werder Bremen, which was trounced 4-1 by VfB Stuttgart. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Godfather of Video Blogging Tells All in New Book: Get Seen

first_imgjolie odell Basically, it’s required reading for anyone who wants to use online video for any purposes other than the most casual social interactions. If you’re producing content and looking for eyeballs, particularly if you’re using social media for business purposes, Get Seen is a must-read. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Video Services#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Our good friend Steve Garfield is a terrific fellow and also happens to be one of the Web’s first video bloggers. As part of a series called The New Rules of Social Media, he’s just published a book that lays out a complete roadmap for online video success.Essentially, Get Seen is a comprehensive field guide for how to produce, upload, distribute and publicize online video content. For businesses using the social Web to grow, it’s particularly useful, as it contains a series of plans and tools for recording and editing video and building a community around that content.The book is detailed without being overly technical, perfect for total noobs as well as for more seasoned folks who simply need to improve their quality and/or visibility. It will guide the reader through every aspect of production, from interview techniques to camera selection.It also contains a wealth of information on and interviews with some of the most talented and successful names and faces that make up this ecosystem, from Justine Ezarik to Chris Pirillo. Steve also gets into the many tech companies that make up the world of online video, from scrappy startups like Robo.to to the industry’s Goliath, YouTube.Of course, there’s a video overview of the book here: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

NBA: ‘Special’ Kyrie Irving to be a better playmaker with Celtics, GM Ainge says

first_imgView comments Isaiah Thomas on trade to Cavaliers: ‘It still hurts’ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  “I think people that watch Kyrie play a lot can see his passing and his potential there as a passer. LeBron was pretty much the point guard in Cleveland and Kyrie was a point guard often when LeBron wasn’t on the court. I think that he’s a fantastic passer and I think that defensively he’s got to improve and I think he will in Brad’s system.”In his first six seasons with the Cavaliers, Irving averaged a modest 5.5 assists per game, which the 58-year-old executive believes woill go higher in Boston.Although he will no longer have the luxury of playing alongside LeBron James, Ainge adds that his pick-and-roll prowess will be showcased more with new teammates Al Horford commanding the block and Gordon Hayward manning the wings.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kyrie Irving (2). APThere’s no question that recently acquired Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving is one of the NBA’s brightest young stars.Although his talent on the hardwood is exemplary, pundits are questioning how he’ll fit with coach Brad Stevens’ system, now that he’ll be the No. 1 option on offense each given night.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Falcons become butt of the joke after Super Bowl collapse But as as far as Celtics General Manager and President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge is concerned, the 25-year-old superstar will fit just right in Beantown and prosper even more under a new system, particularly with his play-making skills.“You’ll see that he’s a better passer,” Ainge said of Kyrie in a video interview for the Celtics social media team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Read Next Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles02:21Little people, big lives, bigger dreams01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Danny Ainge calls Kyrie Irving “special” and explains his vision of the blockbuster trade that acquired the All-Star point guard. pic.twitter.com/xlwsKvBgNl— Boston Celtics (@celtics) September 5, 2017 LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle boss Benitez: Liverpool good enough to win the title

first_imgNewcastle boss Benitez: Liverpool good enough to win the titleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says Liverpool look title winners after Wednesday’s 4-0 thrashing.The result sees Liverpool go six points clear at the top of the table.Benitez said: “We saw they are good enough to win the title, yes.“What I have said before is they have a very good team and a very good squad, and so they have very good players on the bench.“When you want to win a league title you need to be consistent, and they can do it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Health Ministry Calls on Jamaicans to Get Rid of Mosquito Breeding Sites
first_imgStory Highlights “The last outbreak of dengue we had was a small one in 2016. We also had a larger one in 2012, but persons must remember that we are endemic to these mosquito-borne illnesses, meaning that the mosquitoes carrying them are still around, even though they may not be present on a wide scale,” explained Dr. Webster Kerr. She noted that while thSpeaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on January 23, Principal Medical Officer and National Epidemiologist, Ministry of Health, Dr. Karen Webster Kerr, indicated that the recent heavy rains have provided encouraging conditions for mosquito breeding.ere is no current outbreak of dengue fever, with only five reported cases, so far, persons are still urged to take the necessary precaution to keep themselves safe from the illness, as well as chik-v and Zika. The Ministry of Health (MOH) is encouraging Jamaicans to ensure that their surroundings are free of` mosquito breeding sites. The Ministry of Health (MOH) is encouraging Jamaicans to ensure that their surroundings are free of` mosquito breeding sites.Speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ on January 23, Principal Medical Officer and National Epidemiologist, Ministry of Health, Dr. Karen Webster Kerr, indicated that the recent heavy rains have provided encouraging conditions for mosquito breeding.She noted that while there is no current outbreak of dengue fever, with only five reported cases, so far, persons are still urged to take the necessary precaution to keep themselves safe from the illness, as well as chik-v and Zika.“The last outbreak of dengue we had was a small one in 2016. We also had a larger one in 2012, but persons must remember that we are endemic to these mosquito-borne illnesses, meaning that the mosquitoes carrying them are still around, even though they may not be present on a wide scale,” explained Dr. Webster Kerr.It is for this reason, she emphasised, that we must inspect the surroundings regularly to ensure that areas are free from rubble and containers that can collect water.For her part, Medical Entomologist in the Ministry of Health, Mrs. Sherine Huntley Jones, said that while fogging activities undertaken by the Ministry are helpful in eradicating adult mosquitoes, the larvae will still remain behind.“It is, therefore, important that we do our cleaning and clearing on a community level and build a partnership to create a mosquito-free environment,” Mrs. Huntley Jones stressed.She added that the Ministry will continue to implement strategies to assist in the mosquito-eradication process, one of which is the introduction of temporary workers who were trained in 2016.These workers, referred to as vector-control aides, assist the Ministry in its surveillance and implementation of their various vector-control programmes.“This is a project that will continue on an annual basis, and these workers are brought in based on information from epidemiological data and the cycle of disease transmission, in an effort to assist with monitoring and control,” said Mrs. Huntley Jones.She pointed out that vital work is currently being undertaken by the recently launched Mosquito Control and Research Unit, which is a joint venture of the MOH and the University of the West Indies (UWI).“Two of the key things being looked at by the Unit are insecticidal resistance in mosquitoes to ensure that eradication measures are most effective. Also being looked at is the Sterile Insect Technique as a means of significantly decreasing the mosquito population, more specifically the Aedes aegypti mosquito,” Mrs. Huntley Jones noted.last_img
No 1 Ohio State stays perfect with win over No 10 Loyola

Redshirt senior middle blocker Driss Guessous takes a set from senior setter Christy Blough in the match against Loyola on Feb. 12. Credit: Aliyyah Jackson | Lantern reporterThe No. 1 Ohio State men’s volleyball team notched another win on its belt on Saturday, this time against conference foe No. 10 Loyola University in St. John Arena.The Buckeyes improve to 8-0 for the season and 4-0 in Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) conference play after a sweeping the Loyola Ramblers in straight sets, (25-22, 25-18, 25-19). With the loss, the Rambles drop to 7-4 overall and 3-1 in MIVA. The win for OSU puts it atop of the MIVA standings.“They’re playing with confidence,” OSU coach Pete Hanson said. “Right now, we don’t have any glaring weaknesses. There’s some finer points that we’re trying to smooth over and get better at, but for the most part they’re pretty much clicking on all cylinders right now.”After the Buckeyes gained a 9-3 lead at the start of the first set, the Ramblers battled back to tie the score up at 16. OSU then responded with a three-point run. The score stayed within three for the remainder of the set as the Buckeyes clenched the set 25-22.“I didn’t think we were serving the ball real well early on in that set,” Hanson said. “We had a few more errors than what we had been in the last couple of weeks and that kind fed into their momentum a little bit.”The Buckeyes committed seven service errors, more than twice as many as the Ramblers committed in the first set. Both OSU and Loyola were hitting well as both teams attacked at a rate greater than .400. Senior opposite Miles Johnson led the Buckeyes attacking regime with 7 kills and a .700 hitting percentage. Loyola gained its first lead of the night during a 3-0 run to begin the second set. Another Rambler three-point streak tied the score at 10 all. The Buckeyes then amassed a lead as large as seven points as they won the match 25-18.The Buckeyes were able to neutralize the Loyola’s offensive efforts, holding the Ramblers to a .000 attacking rate. OSU combined for five total blocks in the second set while accumulating nine digs. Third set began with back and forth points for the two teams with the score remaining knotted up at 15. OSU closed out the set on a 10-4 run to win 25-19.Three players on the Buckeye squad swung at a rate greater than .400 in the third set. Senior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen had the best attacking rate, going .500, while also leading the team in digs with seven.OSU’s win extends its historic winning streak to 36 games, a streak longer than any team in OSU school history that competes in head-to-head competition. The win helps the Buckeyes inch closer to Loyola’s 40-game win streak from the 2014-2015 season and the all-time record of 47 set by UCLA in 1983-1984. “The goal is not to beat the streak,” Szerszen said. “The goal is to get the national championship. That’s the most important thing and then if the streak comes along it’s even better.”The Buckeyes are back in action Friday against conference opponent Quincy University. First serve is at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena. read more

Greater Collaboration across the Fence Line Is Key to Achieving Base of

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR States and communities have a significant role to play in helping military installations adapt to a variety of challenges — including budget constraints, aging infrastructure, evolving missions and weapons systems, and a generational changes in social attitudes — prompting DOD to consider a new model for delivering installation support, according to a new paper released by the Association of Defense Communities.The Base of the Future: A Call for Action by States and Communities outlines a multi-pronged approach to foster increased collaboration between installations and their host communities. The paper is a synthesis of panel discussions and breakout sessions held during ADC’s Nov. 5, 2015, policy forum titled “Concepts, Strategies and Actions for Moving to the Base of the Future.” The forum featured more than 120 experts from DOD, state and local government, industry and the United Kingdom.Due to the unique circumstances of installation-community relationships, it is not possible to develop a single, unified vision for the Base of the Future, the paper emphasizes.Defense communities should better integrate local installations into their planning efforts. Treating the assets of installations — including underutilized facilities, industrial capacity and land — as part of the overall public infrastructure would benefit all stakeholders by providing increased economic opportunities, enhancing quality of life and lowering the military’s support costs, according to the paper.In a similar fashion, increased collaboration between installations and communities could improve the effectiveness of joint land use studies and other efforts to address incompatible land uses around bases and ranges by more closely linking the recommendations of such studies to community planning activities.DOD should increasingly rely on local governments and the private sector to deliver a range of services, including facility maintenance, health care, family services, utilities, and recreation and education facilities.“Expanded use of public-public and public-private partnerships should replace many of the service and infrastructure-delivery methods now common on installations,” the paper states.To help the military better understand the benefits of increased engagement with their host communities, the paper calls for ADC to offer training to installation commanders and to reach out to senior civilian employees.The paper also includes a number of specific policy recommendations aimed at eliminating obstacles to closer collaboration:establishing federal directives requiring coordinated planning between installations and neighboring municipalities;expanding DOD’s real estate authorities to cover actions combining facilities leasing and other acquisition mechanisms such as power purchase agreements; andencouraging greater sharing of services and infrastructure to achieve a variety of goals — shrinking mission security footprints, employing shared powers agencies to coordinate the acquisition of goods and services, and rationalizing the federal government’s small business, scoring and personnel policies to spur partnerships.“Achieving the Base of the Future may be impossible, but working cooperatively toward common goals that meet shared needs certainly is not,” the paper states.“Only through communication, coordination and cooperation will all stakeholders in tomorrow’s military base realize its benefits,” it concludes.last_img read more