Elderly Voters Warned To Avoid Morning Rush – Some EOJ Workers Back Out Over…

first_img An official who spoke on condition of anonymity told the newspaper that “over 200” cops are now in quarantine. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… On Monday, 31,084 election day workers, 11,512 police officers, and 4,181 members of the Jamaica Defence Force had their opportunity to vote. Meanwhile, increased fears of contracting COVID-19 following a surge in infections have resulted in some election day workers voting with their feet to stay away from polling duties on Thursday. Elderly persons with underlying illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension are at higher risk of life-threatening complications from COVID-19. Jamaica has recorded 2,459 infections and 21 deaths. Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 St. Lucia records more cases of COVID “A few have indicated so, but I wouldn’t say a large amount so far,” Brown told The Gleaner on Monday when asked how many of the workers had stepped back. Brown told The Gleaner that Thursday’s polls would be one of the most challenging elections administered by the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ). Director of Elections Glasspole Brown sounded the note of caution hours after it was announced that COVID-19-positive persons would be allowed to vote in the general election from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 3. Story via Jamaica Gleaner Oct 15, 2020 Elderly voters have been urged to avoid the traditional morning crush of bodies at polling stations because they may be at increased risk for coronavirus infection as COVID-19 cases mount in Jamaica. You may be interested in… Brown told The Gleaner that at midday on Monday, 27 per cent of special services electors had voted. However, up to news time, the full voter turnout was not available. “We have been trying to replace them with the reserve pool that we have,” Brown added. The Sunday Gleaner reported that 16 police officers had tested positive for the coronavirus. “I think that’s the proper thing to do, to make the arrangement so that people, all Jamaicans, have the right to vote,” said Robinson when asked his view on the new development. Head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force Corporate Communications Unit, Senior Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, told The Gleaner that she could not provide an “exact number” of police personnel who have tested positive for the virus. More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… PNP General Secretary Julian Robinson, who has tested positive for the virus, told The Gleaner that he was pleased that his constitutional right to vote would not be breached. All members of staff at the station have been tested and are awaiting their results. Brown indicated that some election day workers had changed their minds about participating in the process. The director did not provide a specific number of workers who have pulled out. T&T could keep borders closed until after Aug 10 pollsPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad and Tobago Government says it has no plans to rush towards reopening the borders of the country closed since March in a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Oppositions parties have been calling on Prime Minister Dr Keith…July 7, 2020In “General”Region developing Communications Strategy to Combat Misinformation about CoronavirusHealth Ministers and Officials of the Region have agreed to draft an aggressive communications strategy to combat misinformation on the Novel Coronavirus. The Council for Human and Social Development (Health) on Monday morning held an Emergency Meeting via video conference. It was Chaired by Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment, Antigua…February 3, 2020In “Anguilla”CARPHA urges Member States to maintain vaccine coverage while fighting COVID-19 pandemicPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 29 April 2020.  Although there is no vaccine against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), vaccinations against seasonal influenza and measles are available to prevent respiratory illness and vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks during the COVID-19 pandemic. If vaccination programmes are not continued, more people are likely to…April 29, 2020In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 16, 2020 Meanwhile, concerns about police who have contracted COVID-19 were again highlighted when news surfaced that the Highgate Police Station in St Mary had been temporarily closed after a member of the force tested positive for the virus. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Brown encouraged senior citizens to visit polling stations after 11 a.m. when the morning rush would have subsided. The People’s National Party (PNP) said that that position was in line with its advocacy. It is feared that long lines and big crowds could delay the voting process for the 403,429 electors aged 60 and older on the current list. CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Robinson, who is the PNP’s candidate for St Andrew South East, said he was unsure if concerns about the participation of infected electors would dampen late-evening voting.last_img read more

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Viva Las Vegas

first_imgI have just received notification of a proposed order of the District Court of Nevada and been advised that a class action has been brought on behalf of people who rented cars at Las Vegas and Reno airports between 3 June 2007 and 30 September 2009, on the basis that they were allegedly overcharged. I am told that the court is being asked to approve a settlement whereby I will be entitled to a certificate worth $10 towards a future rental, and I am given the chance either to accept this or to object. I am then advised that, if settlement is reached with regard to this and related settlements involving car rental brands, the plaintiff’s counsel will apply to the court for a total award of attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses not exceeding $1,440,000 ‘which application the various defendants have agreed not to oppose’. Could I possibly be practising in the wrong jurisdiction? P A Jewitt, Nicholson Portnell, Hexham, Northumberlandlast_img read more

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Building buys a pint …

first_imgSubscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

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CIOB complex contract: Unpickupable

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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Sheriff’s spokesman: 2 dead in Louisiana campus shooting, suspect fled

first_img SHARE Names of deputies involved in Immokalee fatal shooting released Recommended GRAMBLING, La. (AP) A sheriff’s spokesman said a student and his friend were fatally shot at a Louisiana university after an altercation that began in a dorm room, and the shooter fled the scene early Wednesday.Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s spokesman Stephen Williams said detectives joined campus police investigating the double homicide at Grambling State University after getting 911 calls starting at 12:04 a.m.The historically black university in northern Louisiana has an enrollment of nearly 5,000 students.“It was an altercation that started inside one of the dorm rooms and spilled out into the courtyard,” Williams said. “We’re interviewing witnesses.”Grambling State media relations director Will Sutton told news outlets that one of the victims was a Grambling senior, Earl Andrews, and the other was Monquiarius Caldwell. Both were 23 and from Farmerville, Louisiana.Andrews’ aunt, Mattie Boyette, told KSLA.com that she had no idea why anyone would want to shoot him.“He was here at Grambling, good student, good kid. He just wanted an education. He just wanted to better himself,” Boyette said.“His momma his sister and his brother, he was the apple of their eye,” she said.Wednesday’s shootings happened during the school’s homecoming week. KSLA.com reports that Sutton said it was too early to say whether any homecoming events would be affected.A Grambling State student was wounded last month in a separate shooting on the campus. Sutton told news outlets then that a student let another person into a dorm and there was an altercation that ended with a student being shot in the left arm on Sept. 21.No suspects have been named in either shooting. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Author: AP Sheriff’s spokesman: 2 dead in Louisiana campus shooting, suspect fled 2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests Published: October 25, 2017 5:49 AM EDT Updated: October 25, 2017 9:27 AM EDT last_img read more

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Coronavirus: Bar calls for halt on all hearings

first_img*The Law Society is keeping the coronavirus situation under review and monitoring the advice it receives from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Public Health England.Find advice and updates here All in-person hearings across all jurisdictions should be suspended except in ‘very exceptional circumstances’, the Bar Council said today as lawyers continue to attend courts across England and Wales. In a message to barristers, Amanda Pinto QC said: ‘We are calling for a suspension of all in-person hearings across all jurisdictions, save in very exceptional circumstances where a video link or phone hearing cannot accommodate the interests of justice. (For example, a long jury trial may be at its closing stages and it may not be appropriate to stop it.) Initially we suggest a 30-day suspension of all in-person civil, family and crime hearings, after which we should take stock.’The Bar Council said all proceedings conducted in person, and particularly jury trials, are inconsistent with the government’s current health advice. However, it expressed concerns about the capacity of video links to meet increased demand if they are used more extensively for evidence.Pinto said the Bar Council is pressing the government to include the bar in any financial support package and is exploring tax and rent breaks.The Bar Standards Board has confirmed that if a barrister decides not to come to court because of the risk to their own health or to those close to them or to others at court, they will not be in breach of the handbook and cannot be sanctioned.last_img read more

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10 TRY WIN FOR STEWARTRY UNDER 16’s AGAINST WIGTOWNSHIRE

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInStewartry Under 16’s 60 v 0 Wigtownshire Under 16’s Archie Holman 2 TriesArchie Nicholson 2 TriesRian Florence 3 TriesGlen Duke 2 TriesTom Allan 1 Try Scorers: Photo – Andrew Budde being lifted in the Line Out by Number 5 Glen Duke.  Archie Nicholson (Far left) waiting for the ball. Archie PickenPacey HoGregor ToddAlistair WoodLochlann SpenceJoseph Strain (Captain)Archie NicholsonArchie HolmanAndrew BuddeRyan CochraneGlen DukeRian FlorenceCasey BroomhallMathew CouplandTom Allancenter_img Best on day for Stewartry was the ever improving Ryan Cochrane.  Good handling by all the team, but not the hardest of games.Stewartry Squad: Joseph Strain – 8 Conversions out of 10 Stewartry Under 16’s see themselves top of the league with a ten try and 8 conversion win at the weekend on their home turf at Greenlaw, Castle Douglas against local rivals Wigtownshire. last_img read more

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Dominicans warned against breeding mosquitoes

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet 6 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img LocalNews Dominicans warned against breeding mosquitoes by: – August 8, 2013 Share Dengue is an infectious disease caused by a virus transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.You can get dengue fever if you are bitten by the mosquito which is carrying the virus.Dominican citizens have been warned against breeding mosquitoes as efforts to eradicate an outbreak of Dengue Fever continue.The Environmental Health Department has warned that legal action may be taken against residents who have not been adhering to instructions to reduce the mosquito population in Dominica. On Saturday, 3rd August, the Ministry of Health confirmed that there were 7 confirmed cases of dengue fever on island and 18 suspected cases awaiting confirmation.“I think we need to start making some cases of people that continue to breed mosquitoes at their home,” chief environmental health officer, Anthony Scotland said during the Talking Point program on DBS Radio on Thursday, 8th August.He stated that according to the regulation which has been in place since 2007, a person who contravenes any provisions of this regulation commits an offence and on summary conviction a fine of $1000.00, or to imprisonment of three months, or both fine and confine.Mr Scotland noted that while his department has been implementing the regulations, more citizens need to place greater emphasis on eradicating mosquitoes in the wake of a dengue outbreak on the island. “If we go in there and we see a problem I think the time has come to stop talking and to put it in writing for you, and if you do not take action the further step will be to take it to a magistrate,” he said. Mr. Scotland said vector control and environmental health officers have been authorized to topple drums of stagnant water and efforts to educate citizens about dengue will continue. Meanwhile, National Pest and Termite Control manager, Oliver St John called on citizens to be serious about reducing dengue fever. He explained that if a ticket is issued under the regulation and the violator has not complied within 14 days, then action will be taken.However, he said, there are instances where a ticket is issued but the officer returns and finds that the person has complied. Mr St. John noted that the idea is not be punitive but to get people to understand that they have a responsibility.Dengue is an infectious disease caused by a virus transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.You can get dengue fever if you are bitten by the mosquito which is carrying the virus.The symptoms of Dengue include high fever, intense headaches, severe joint and muscle pain, vomiting and a rash.Sometimes some persons can present with the severe form of the disease known as Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever, in which there can be bleeding, under your skin, from your nose, gums, gut and damage to the liver. Persons presenting with signs or symptoms of dengue fever should seek immediate attention at the nearest health centre or contact their personal doctor. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Beermen levels PBA semis series, 2-2, as Ross surges past Katropa

first_img[av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]MANILA – The San Miguel Beermen leaned on the career-game of Chris Ross to score a 97-86 victory over the TNT Katropa in Game 4 of their 2016-2017 Oppo PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven semifinals series on Tuesday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Ross led the way with a career-high 31 points, including five three-point conversions, for the Beermen, which bounced back from back-to-back losses to level the race-to-four series at 2-2.“Just try to fire my team. We are down 2-1 (entering the game). We just do not want to go down again,” said Ross. “I just want to rub my energy to my teammates. We want to win in (PBA championship) again.”June Mar Fajardo chipped in double-double 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Alex Cabagnot and Marcio Lassiter had 12 points apiece for the Beermen, which is gunning for its third straight All-Filipino crown.Trailing, 19-18, at the end of the opening frame, the Beermen broke away in the second frame behind Ross and Gabby Espinas for a 34-27 lead. It later grew to 44-32 at halftime with conversions from Fajardo and Cabagnot.The Beermen started strong in the third frame on back-to-back triples by Ross to build its largest lead at 62-40 with baskets from Lassiter and Fajardo. Despite a mini-run by the Katropa, the Beermen maintained a 71-50 edge on five straight points by Ross.The Katropa made its own rally to open the fourth frame as baskets by Jayson Castro, Roger Pogoy and Jeth Troy Rosario cut the deficit to 80-71. The Beermen quickly increased it to double figures behind Ross, Fajardo, Arwind Santos and Ryan Garcia.The Katropa made its last push on five straight points by Pogoy to come to within 93-84 but a baseline basket by Santos followed by a putback by Fajardo sealed the win for the Beermen.Larry Fonacier led the way with 15 points, on five three-point baskets, while Castro and Moala Tautuaa had 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the Katropa, which won Games 2 and 3 of the series./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading tag=’h3′ padding=’10’ heading=’Beermen levels PBA semis series, 2-2, as Ross surges past Katropa’ color=” style=’blockquote modern-quote’ custom_font=” size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ custom_class=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=’#0a0a0a’]Wednesday, february 15, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/sports-PBA-3-495×400.jpg’ attachment=’96666′ attachment_size=’portfolio’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=’yes’ font_size=’13’ appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’]TNT Katropa forward Ranidel de Ocampo (33) attempts to steal the ball from San Miguel Beermen’s Chris Ross (center) during their 2016-2017 Oppo PBA Philippine Cup best-of-seven semifinals series on Tuesday. PBA[/av_image]last_img read more

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Roggenburk set to take Ohio Tennis Scene by Storm!

first_img Related TopicsAvon LakeDon StevensTennis Vince McKee AVON LAKE, Ohio – Attention Tennis fans, and fans of true hard work, class and a desire to win, Anna Roggenburk is about to turns some heads on the national tennis scene.I recently spoke with Don Stevens, the personal tennis coach for 15 year old Anna Roggenburk who lives in Avon Lake and he was beaming with pride for his student.Coach Stevens has every reason to be proud of his player as she has had a summer for the ages and will continue to improve and impress each and every time out on the court. Anna has been a student of his since age 9 and trains at Tournament Tough Tennis Academy located at Avon Oaks Country Club . She is currently in California representing the club at the girls 16 USTA National Championships.Thanks to a strong work ethic, passion for the sport and incredible discipline, Anna has an incredible summer on the USTA summer tennis circuit.Her Cinderella story began in June when Anna Roggenburk won the girls 16 Midwest Qualifier without losing a set.At the end of June, Anna reached the round of 16 of the Midwest Closed in Indianapolis which than qualified her for the Nationals. The tournament is representative of the 128 of the best players in a 5 state area.As Anna prepared for the 16s Nationals, she had a set back while training rolling her ankle 3 weeks before heading to San Diego which is the Super Bowl of Junior Tennis and the biggest tournament of the summer. The prize of winning the prestigious event is a Wild Card slot in the Junior US Open, in New York.Drawing a tough first round at the Nationals, Anna bounced back in San Diego winning two rounds including upsetting the #60 player in the Nation in Girls 16s age group.She is currently one of the top ranked players in North East Ohio in Division One.Upon returning from California, Anna will rejoin her Magnificat Tennis Team as they head to Cincinnati for their first match of the season.Look out for Anna and any athlete to come out of the Tennis Academy at Avon Oaks Country Club to be on the rise soon!last_img read more

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