first_img2016 PRIMARY ELECTION DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN BALLOTSREPUBLICAN PARTY PRIMARY CANDIDATES BALLOT # NAMESelect (1) for President of the United States  Jeb BushBen CarsonChris ChristieTed CruzCarly FiorinaJohn R. KasichRand PaulMarco RubioDonald J. TrumpSelect (1) for United States SenatorMarlin A. StutzmanTodd YoungGovernorMichael R. PenceSelect (1) for U.S. Representative 8th District United States Representative 8th DistrictLarry D. BucshonRichard MossSelect (1) for State Senator District 50Vaneta BeckerJeremy HeathSelect (1) for State Representative District 64Ann EnnisThomas W. WashburneState Representative District 76Wendy (Mac) McNamaraSelect (1) State Representative District 77Wm. Billy D. GarrettHenrietta JenkinsJohnny KincaidState Representative District 78Holli SullivanSelect (1) Clerk of the Circuit CourtConnie CarrierCarla J. HaydenCounty RecorderDebbie StuckiCounty TreasurerSusan K. KirkCounty CoronerCounty SurveyorJeffrey D MuellerCounty Commissioner District OneDale McCuistonSelect (1) County Commissioner District 3Brenda J BergwitzCheryl A. W. MusgraveAlex R SchmittSelect (3) County Council at LargeJoe KieferAngela Koehler LindseyNicholas WildemanRepublican Primary Election OnlySelect (4) Delegates to the State Convention for Ward Two Charlene Braker  Carla J. Hayden  Gina Hermann Nicholas Hermann E. Lon WaltersSelect (3) Delegates to the State Convention for Ward ThreeSusan HaynieAlan LeibundguthRussell G. Lloyd Jr.Theresa H. LloydSteve SchaeferMichael SchopmeyerJ D StrouthSelect (2) Delegates to the State Convention for Ward FourCarol McClintockCheryl A. W. MusgraveRobert P. MusgraveLloyd WinneckeSelect (1) Delegate to the State Convention for ArmstrongJason R. GerteisenThomas W. WashburneNicholas WildemanSelect (1) Delegate to the State Convention for KnightSteven F. HermannJohnny KincaidSean SelbySelect (4) Delegates to the State Convention for ScottLarry DownsChris LantaffBlake MenyMartha StottBruce UngethiemSelect (1) Precinct Committeeman Ward Three-16Alan LeibundguthSteve SchaeferSelect (1) Precinct Committeeman Ward Three-17Don GibbsMichael SchopmeyerSelect (1) Precinct Committeeman Ward Four-17Archie M. CarterRobert P. MusgraveSelect (1) Precinct Committeeman Armstrong-1Jason R. GerteisenWilbur P. KrohnSelect (1) Precinct Committeeman Scott-6Larry DownsNicholas DusDEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY CANDIDATES BALLOT # NAMESelect (1) for President of the United StatesHillary ClintonBernie SandersUnited States SenatorBaron HillGovernorJohn R. GreggSelect (1) for U.S. Representative 8th DistrictRon DrakeDavid OrentlicherState Senator District 50State Representative District 64State Representative District 76Select (1) State Representative District 77Brandon Lee FergusonRyan HatfieldLori ShermanState Representative District 78Philip S. BennettSelect (1) Clerk of the Circuit CourtZachary HeronemusElliot HowardCounty RecorderShannon EdwardsCounty TreasurerCounty CoronerSteve LockyearCounty SurveyorCounty Commissioner District OneBen ShouldersCounty Commissioner District 3Stephen R MelcherSelect (3) County Council at LargeCounty Council at LargeEd BassemierMike GoebelFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare POLLING LOCATIONS AND OFFICIAL BALLOTSTODAY POLLING LOCATIONS(Polls Open At 6:00 am and Closes At 6:00 PM)4-H AuditoriumAlbright United Methodist ChurchBethel United Church of ChristBethlehem United Church of ChristBluegrass Church CommunityCalvary Temple Assembly of GodFairlawn United Methodist ChurchGrace Baptist ChurchMcCutchanville Community ChurchMemorial Baptist ChurchMethodist TempleNativity Catholic ChurchNew Bethel Southern Baptist ChurchNortheast Park Baptist ChurchPleasant Chapel Baptist ChurchSouthern Indiana Career & Technical CenterSt. James United Methodist ChurchSt. John’s East United ChurchSt. Paul’s United ChurchWashington Square MallWest Side Christian ChurchZion Church Educational Buildinglast_img read more

Colombia and Venezuela work together to fight FARC and drug traffickers

first_img LIMA, Peru – An army captain and an alleged guerrilla were killed in a gunfight in the department of Junín, according to the Armed Forces Joint Command. Capt. Illich Montesinos, a member of the 22nd Engineering Brigade, was killed in a firefight along with an unidentified “narco-terrorist,” according to the command. The gunfight occurred when an army patrol found a Shining Path unit in Rondayacu, an area in the department of Junín, which is in the Valley of the Apurímac and Ene rivers (VRAE) region, according to EFE. PANAMA CITY, Panama –The Naval Air Service has killed a Colombian drug trafficker and apprehended two other suspected narcotics dealers during a gunfight in the waters near the Bahía Piña naval air station this past weekend, an official said. One of the Colombians wounded has been identified as Héctor Hurtado, who was shot in the left leg, naval air service spokesman Vladimir Rodríguez wrote in an email. Hurtado and the two other men exchanged fire with personnel aboard a naval air service speedboat and a patrol boat, Rodríguez said. The Colombians were carrying an unknown quantity of narcotics on the boat and threw “some bales of suspected drugs overboard when they saw that they were being chased,” Rodríguez said. Nicaragua: Navy arrests six suspected Honduran narcotics traffickers By Dialogo October 13, 2010 BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín and her Venezuelan counterpart Nicolás Maduro recently met to discuss strengthening their countries’ relationship, improving border security and their fight against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Colombian Minister of Defense, Rodrigo Rivera, who also participated in the meeting, said communication between the countries’ militaries is integral to achieving better results against narcotics traffickers and armed groups. “This is the main goal of the relations with Colombia,” Maduro said, according to the Colombian website Caracol.com.co. Venezuela: Bolivarian National Guard seizes more than 800 kilograms of marijuana Panama: Military kills Colombian narcotics trafficker SÃO PAULO, Brazil – The Federal Police seized 82 kilograms (181 pounds) of cocaine and arrested 10 suspected members of a narcotics trafficking organization that had a presence in the country’s southern region. The police conducted operations simultaneously in cities that included Gravataí and Gramado, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and Ponta Porã, Dourados, Três Lagoas and Campo Grande, in Mato Grosso do Sul. The suspected traffickers, who officials said also did business in São Paulo and Paraná, are being held in the central prison of Porto Alegre and prisons in Mato Grosso do Sul, according to the Brazilian website Estadao.com.br. The command said suspected guerrillas could have been injured in the fight since soldiers found blood trails. The government has offered a reward of $1 million soles (US$358,000) for information leading to the arrest of the guerrilla group’s high-ranking leaders. Brazil: Police dismantle international organization of suspected drug traffickers CARACAS, Venezuela – The Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) has seized more than 800 kilograms (1,764 pounds) of marijuana in the state of Táchira, Gen. Franklin Márquez said. The seizure occurred at a checkpoint in the western part of the country, where 21- and 23-year-old Venezuelan brothers were taken into custody by the military and handed to authorities, Márquez said, according to the Venezuelan website Noticias24.com. The brothers said they were offered several thousand dollars to smuggle the drug from Colombia to Venezuela, Márquez said, according to the Venezuelan website El Nacional.com. Venezuelan officials said they have confiscated more than 50 tons of drugs this year. Peru: Soldier, suspected guerrilla die in gunfight BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua – The navy apprehended six alleged Honduran narcotics traffickers as they were crossing a river in the southern part of the country along the Caribbean coast, officials said. The alleged narcotics traffickers were suspected of using two go-fast boats to transport 2.5 tons of drugs, Navy Captain Juan Gutiérrez said at a media conference, according to the Honduran daily La Prensa. The suspects, who allegedly were found in possession of six firearms, told officials they were working on agricultural and construction projects in the region, according to La Prensa. last_img read more

As Silicon Valley influence grows, JPMorgan loosens dress code

first_imgIn the age of fintech, Wall Street aristocracy JPMorgan Chase is loosening its dress code in a bid to shed its stuffy image – although bankers will still be expected to wear pullovers rather than hoodies.In a memo seen by the Wall Street Journal, the bank says staffers can now wear business-casual – not weekend-casual – in a move that “reflects how the way we work is changing”.A source tells the Journal that the decision to loosen up comes weeks after CEO Jamie Dimon and the bank’s management committee took a trip to Silicon Valley where they met counterparts at tech titans as well as potential partners and rivals from the fintech startup scene.The meetings left top brass feeling that their strict dress code was out of step with their West Coast hosts.The change will mainly affect customer-facing JPMorgan employees. Many of the bank’s 237,000 staffers – including 40,000 techies – already have a relaxed code and are free to turn up for work in their jeans. continue reading » 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Missing March Madness: How Kentucky served up an enormous Elite Eight win over Duke in ’98

first_imgIt was tied with 1:16 left and Duke had the ball, but that opportunity was wasted on another unwarranted shot, this time from freshman William Avery. It was not the last mistake Avery would make. When Kentucky ran a high-ball screen, with Padgett setting the pick to free up Turner, freshman center Elton Brand handled it perfectly, sliding to his right and containing the ball. Turner had nowhere to go. He had somewhere to pass, though, because Avery chose to chase the ball and leave Padgett open.The perfect play call from Tubby Smith left open the ideal player to take that shot. Padgett drained the 3-pointer, and the comeback was complete.Final score: Kentucky 86, Duke 84 No matter how one is covering March Madness, it’s impossible not to miss a lot. But sometimes you just goof up and do it to yourself.In 1998, as a favor to my wife, I thought I could get away with taping the last of the four NCAA Tournament Elite Eight games and watching on delay. It’s how I watch a lot of the basketball, since it allows me to see more basketball. But I can’t find out the score, or it’s ruined for me. And this time, I found out the score from a most unexpected source.MISSING MARCH MADNESS: Playing out full schedule, scores for 2020 NCAA TournamentNo. 1 Duke vs. No. 2 Kentucky, South Region, 1998Why I missed it: I was working for the Cincinnati Enquirer then, doing columns for Sporting News on the side. I covered North Carolina’s East Region victory over Connecticut on Saturday, flew back home and watched Stanford become the third team in the Final Four with a narrow victory over Rhode Island. Kentucky-Duke was huge, but I owed my wife a dinner after months of being away. I was fine with setting the VCR to tape the game and planning to watch it when we got back. My mistake? We chose to dine at deSha’s, which has a location in Cincinnati — but also one in Lexington. I didn’t make the connection. When the Wildcats stormed from 17 points down to win, the waitress came to the table and started talking with great excitement about what happened. Totally ruined it for me.What I missed: A regional final featuring 11 future NBA players and 11 future NCAA champions (the nine from Kentucky, plus Shane Battier of 2001 Duke and Mike Chappell, who transferred to play for Michigan State in 2000). Also, one of the tournament history’s many great comebacks.Date: March 22, 1998Site: Tropicana Field, St. PetersburgRules at the time: 35-second clock, 3-point line set at 19 feet, 9 inches; no “no-charge zone”Coaches: Tubby Smith (Kentucky); Mike Krzyzewski (Duke)Announcers: Jim Nantz, voice of the tournament since 1991, and Billy Packer, a Final Four analyst for more than three decadesThere was so much talent on the floor that neither team could figure out a way to stop the other — which made it a fabulously entertaining game. For the first 30 minutes, though, Kentucky had way more trouble defending Duke.There was a point early in the game when Packer caught a glimpse of the future, citing how Duke had adopted some of the principles of the European drive-and-kick game. The Devils weren’t alone in that — Charlie Spoonhour had done it at Saint Louis in 1994-95 with Erwin Claggett, Scott Highmark and H Waldman — but it was rare in the college game then. It became the primary offensive approach for the 2001 Duke championship team, and eventually became one of the most important elements of the worldwide game.The Blue Devils made three extended runs in that time: first, to build a 31-20 lead at 9:15 of the first half on a travel by UK’s Jeff Sheppard and then a Roshown McLeod baseline turnaround away from a double-team; then, to a 49-39 halftime lead on a Chappell right-corner 3-pointer, off a beautiful drive-and-kick from Chris Carrawell; and then to a 71-54 advantage, when the Blue Devils grabbed three consecutive offensive rebounds, one of which was a tip-in by Carrawell.And then it all fell apart.Kentucky took off on a 16-1 run that included a 3-pointer by wing Heshimu Evans, another by power forward Scott Padgett, a fastbreak and-1 by point guard Wayne Turner and then a four-point possession that developed when McLeod was caught fighting through a screen with a high elbow. That was an intentional foul, and Sheppard made the two free throws, followed by Turner splitting the middle for a floater. Duke’s lead was down to 72-70, and all the confidence had shifted to Kentucky’s side.The Devils recovered when Battier drew a foul and made two free throws and Trajan Langdon hit a pullup jumper for a 79-75 lead. There was a chance to extend that after Evans committed a turnover. But Langdon attempted a terrible shot that served as a warning of what was to come from the Devils; Turner halved the lead with a 14-foot pullup in transition.Then came another dubious shot choice, this one from McLeod. Like Langdon’s fallaway drive to the left, he let go of the ball with four UK defenders within 2 feet of him.Packer was appalled by Duke’s shot selection.MORE: Arizona vs. Kentucky, 1997 — 7 things you didn’t know about epic NCAA title gameThat was followed by what might have been the biggest play of Kentucky’s championship season. Honestly, it was generated by a Turner shot that was nearly as wild as any of Duke’s: a drive to the right and a baseline pullup that was closely guarded. But as McLeod jumped to grab the rebound with both hands, seemingly uncontested, Evans fought off a block-out by Battier, surged from underneath the goal and swatted it directly out of McLeod’s hands, back toward the perimeter, to the waiting arms of senior guard Cameron Mills. To that point, Mills had not attempted a single shot. He had not made a basket in the tournament.He didn’t hesitate. He fired from beyond the top of the key, and that 3-point attempt flew directly through the goal. Kentucky had the lead at 80-79.last_img read more

Korkoya to Complain Sen. Johnson Over Threats

first_imgThe UP prayed for specific orders for Korkoya and the Executive Director to recuse themselves from handling the runoff process.The Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Jerome G. Korkoya, yesterday said he will make an official complaint against Bomi County Senator Sando D. Johnson to the Senate for threatening to “deal with” the NEC Chairman “politically and legally” for the NEC Board of Commissioners’ (BOC) decision that overturn a recent ruling in favor of Rep. Edwin M. Snowe.On Thursday, August 10, the Board of Commissioners (BOC) overturned a ruling handed down by the Commission’s election disputes chief hearing officer, Muana S. Ville, and declared Rep. Edwin Melvin Snowe, the incumbent Rep. of Montserrado Electoral District #6 who has cast his political net in Senjeh, Bomi Electoral District #1, qualified to run for the district.Addressing journalists at the NEC’s weekly press briefing at the Commission’s headquarters in Monrovia, Korkoya said Sen. Johnson called him on Monday, August 14 and threatened him along with his fellow commissioners that he will deal with them politically and legally. “In consultation with our lawyers, we are not taking Sen. Johnson’s threatening comments lightly. We will, as soon as possible, take our complaint against him to the House of Senate for the threatening remarks,” he noted. He added that, should the final decision from the Senate not be satisfactory to the BOC, they will pursue justice at the Supreme Court. He said that other than the Sen. Johnson’s threatening phone calls, he (Johnson) also sent a couple of text messages saying the same threatening words. “As Africans and particularly in a case like this, I will not take Johnson’s comments for granted,” he said, noting further that Johnson may not only mean the real words “politically” and “legally.” Cllr. Korkoya continued: “He insulted me and my friends and promised to go on radio and make his invectives against us. He wants to intimidate this Commission, but we will not be deterred in executing our mandates as an autonomous body constitutionally established by law,” Korkoya said.Speaking on other issues, he said as the campaign continues, political parties should be mindful of their limitations and operate within the confines of the law. “The Ganta Declaration and the Farmington River Declaration are not dead and we expect every political party to live up its commitment to the two peace agreements,” he admonished. About the printing of ballot papers in Europe, he said there is no need for any politics to be associated with the NEC’s decision to hire a company in Slovenia to print the ballots. “We had a bidding process and this company won the bid after a transparent vetting process that was in line with the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC),” Korkoya pointed out.He also thanked the government for providing US$8.5 million to the NEC to continue with elections related activities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

East Berbice-Corentyne hosts Heritage Exhibition

first_img“Embracing our history, showcasing our cultural diversity” was the theme for the Heritage Exhibition hosted on Wednesday at the New Amsterdam Town Hall in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). Speaking at the event, Minister of Social Cohesion with responsibility for Youth, Culture, and Sport, Dr. George Norton, told students, “This must not be the first and last of such an exhibition”, for it gives them a chance to be properly informed and to appreciate the country’s rich, diverse culture. Minister Norton also announced an administration decision to have the upcoming Independence celebrations “conducted at the levelThe gathering at the one day Heritage Exhibitionof schools”; and “youths will play a vital part”, he declared.The Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion collaborated with the New Amsterdam Social Cohesion Ambassadors Group to host the one-day exhibition, which saw participation of a total of seven (7) schools in the region. Regional Health Officer Jevon Stephens commended the ministry for work done thus far, and lauded the New Amsterdam Social Cohesion Ambassadors Group for taking up the initiative. “It’s not easy to bridge the gaps in Guyana, but we have moved leaps and bounds so far. These initiatives ensure that youths understand, and play a role in developing, their communities”, Stephens explained. Regional Executive Officer Kim Williams-Stephens urged that youths have “pride and dignity as a Guyanese person”.There were booths on different cultural aspects of Guyana’s post and pre-Independence eras, including infrastructure and presidents over the years.This is the first such activity to be held in the East Berbice-Corentyne Region, but the New Amsterdam Social Cohesion Ambassadors Group plans to have several such activities throughout the year.last_img read more