Here is the state of play in seven states that could determine the presidency.

first_imgElectoral votes: 15Trump leads Biden, 50.1 percent to 48.7 percent, with 95 percent of the estimated vote in. Keep in mind: With most votes now tabulated, Biden would need to win about two-thirds of the remainder to pull ahead.PENNSYLVANIAElectoral votes: 20Trump leads Biden, 54.3 percent to 44.3 percent, with 77 percent of the estimated vote in.Keep in mind: An analysis by The Times’s Upshot finds that the remaining vote appears to be overwhelmingly for Biden. Only 19 of 67 counties have reported absentee votes. The counties where the largest portion of the votes have yet to be counted include Philadelphia, the state’s most populous county, where Biden leads by 53 percentage points, and Bucks, the state’s fourth most populous, where Trump leads by 14 percentage points. Biden needs to win more than two-thirds of the remaining votes to win the state.WISCONSINElectoral votes: 10Biden leads Trump, 49.5 percent to 48.8 percent, with 97 percent of the estimated vote in.Keep in mind: Biden’s narrow lead is the mirror image of the Trump’s four years ago, and there are only a scattering of precincts remaining to be counted across the state. NORTH CAROLINA- Advertisement – Electoral votes: 16Trump leads Biden, 50.5 percent to 48.3 percent, with 92 percent of the estimated vote in.Keep in mind: Most of the votes yet to be counted are in DeKalb County and other counties in the suburbs of Atlanta that have been breaking heavily for Biden. The Georgia secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, said in a television interview that he expected the count to be done by the end of the day, and called a news conference for late Wednesday morningMICHIGANElectoral votes: 16Biden leads Trump, 49.3 percent to 49.1 percent, with 90 percent of the estimated vote in.Keep in mind: More than a quarter of the vote in Wayne County, a Democratic stronghold that includes Detroit, has yet to be counted, and Biden was closing the gap in Kent County, which includes Grand Rapids, with more than 10 percent of votes outstanding. NEVADA Electoral votes: 6Biden leads Trump, 49.3 percent to 48.7 percent, with 86 percent of the estimated vote in. Keep in mind: The critical votes still to be counted are mail ballots sent on or after Election Day and provisional ballots, which are expected to favor Biden. The secretary of state says the next update will come at around 12 p.m. Eastern time. Here is the state of play in seven battleground state as of 10:30 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday.ARIZONAElectoral votes: 11Biden leads Trump, 51.0 percent to 47.6 percent, with 87 percent of the estimated vote in. To keep in mind: Counties with critical votes still to be counted include Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix and where Biden is ahead by about six points. Vote-counting is expected to finish today, though it could take longer.GEORGIA- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

PH to assert sovereignty in disputed sea, says new Navy chief

first_img“That we will continue to replenish androtate our personnel in the West Philippine Sea and at all time, we will showthe flag in the West Philippine Sea,” he added. “We will continue to establish the Navypresence in the West Philippine Sea and maintain the occupied features of theWest Philippine Sea,” Bacordo said. In an interview with the media after theNavy’s change of command ceremony on late Monday, Bacordo said that PresidentRodrigo Duterte has ordered him to “take good care of this country.” The Ilonggo Navy chief added thatPresident Duterte’s order includes protecting the Philippines’ territorialrights in the West Philippine Sea. “We shall be a modern, multi-capablenaval force responsive to our maritime nation’s defense and development,”Bacordo said. Bacordo is the 38th Flag Officer inCommand of the Navy. He belongs to the Philippine Military Academy “Hinirang”Class of 1987./PN NEW NAVY CHIEF. Philippine Fleet commander Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo will take over the Philippine Navy as its Flag Officer-in-Command on February 3, 2020. Photo from the Philippine Fleet Aside from protecting the nation’sinterest in the contested sea, Bacordo also promised to continue themodernization efforts of the Philippine Navy. MANILA – The Philippines will stronglyassert its sovereignty over the contested West Philippine Sea, newly-designatedPhilippine Navy chief Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said.last_img read more

Magilton gets Northern Ireland role

first_img The IFA has given Magilton a four-year deal in a role that will see him “be responsible for elite player development for boys and girls” as well as “drive on the identification and development of talented young players”. The 44-year-old, who won 52 caps for the country, begins work on July 1. His brief is to find and develop Northern Ireland-qualified young players, as well as oversee a coach development programme. Tackling the issue of eligible players using a FIFA ruling to declare for Ireland has been a feature of O’Neill’s tenure and Magilton will now share that burden. The former Ipswich and QPR manager will also work with Under-21 boss Stephen Robinson, Under-19 coach Stephen Craigan and Alfie Wylie, who manages the women’s team. “I am very pleased and indeed honoured to have been offered this opportunity to join the Irish Football Association as elite performance director,” said Magilton. “Player identification and development is a key part of the modern game and I am looking forward to getting started in my new role and to working with all the young players in Northern Ireland. “We must work collectively and strategically to ensure we cultivate the most talented players – both boys and girls – at all age groups in Northern Ireland and I believe that by doing this we can create a talent pipeline which will help to build successful and sustainable international squads of the future.” O’Neill welcomed the news, adding: “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Jim on board. I have known Jim for over 20 years and I know that he will be a huge asset to the Irish Football Association. “His experience as a player and a coach, along with his knowledge and his ability to manage and implement coaching structures, will ensure that all our elite young players are identified and developed and in turn will bring through generations of international players for all our national teams.” Northern Ireland have appointed former international Jim Magilton to the new position of elite performance director. The role reunites Magilton with Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill, having briefly worked as his assistant at Shamrock Rovers. Magilton had originally applied for the manager’s job when Nigel Worthington resigned at the end of 2011 and, although the Irish Football Association preferred O’Neill, it has kept in close contact with Magilton. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more