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

COVID-19: Ministry, House agree to postpone 2020 PON in Papua

first_imgThe Youth and Sports Ministry and House Commission X agreed on Tuesday to postpone the National Games (PON), which were initially scheduled to be held from Oct. 20 to Nov. 2 in Papua, as the country is struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19.“Regarding the [new] date, month, year of the PON, the ministry will consult with the President on the matter,” the head of House Commission X overseeing education and sports affairs, Syaiful Huda, said.Syaiful Huda reported that Minister Zainudin Amali had agreed to postpone the sporting event considering the delay in sports equipment procurement and lack of athletes’ preparation as a result of the pandemic. “Some sports equipment manufacturing countries are struggling with the pandemic,” he said.Read also: Olympics postponement gives Indonesian sports stakeholders breathing space“Some equipment must be imported from Europe, China or Japan. It would be impossible for those countries to meet the deadline for PON within five months,” Syaiful said, adding that the auction for the sports equipment should have been done by July of this year.The athletes have also been struggling to prepare for the games as they are faced with movement restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19, which had infected almost 5,000 people and killed over 400 in Indonesia as of Tuesday. The postponement of the PON comes following the rescheduling of the ASEAN Para Games, which was expected to be held from Oct. 3 to 9 in the Philippines, but has been pushed back to March 21 to 27, 2021 and the Tokyo Olympics which have been postponed to July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021, after initially being scheduled for July 24 to Aug. 9, 2020.Read also: Sports leagues across Indonesia suspend play to slow spread of COVID-19Following the postponement of the sporting events, the Youth and Sports Ministry’s Rp 270 billion (US$17 million) budget for 2020 Olympics National Training Camp (Pelatnas) was trimmed last week adjusting to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s call to reallocate funds from the 2020 budget to the COVID-19 pandemic.House Commission X had demanded an intensive communication between the Sports Ministry and the Finance Ministry to reallocate the budget for athletes, officials and those in the sports field who were affected by COVID-19.“Some retired athletes and active ones have lost their income because of the postponement of many sports events this year,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Wellington tennis team competes in highly competitive Andover Invite; Long places 1st in No. 2 singles

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington varsity tennis boys did well yesterday at Andover finishing with 21 points in the eight team tournament.  With only two tournaments under the Crusaders’ belts and therefore not much of a record against quality players to use for seeding, all their entries got the No. 8 seed out of eight teams.  Brock Edward finished sixth and got a good win over a good Hesston player, Daniel Holthus in the process. He finished sixth.Will Long finished in first place taking home the gold medal in No. 2 singles.  “Will played remarkably well and got the attention of not only all the players he competed against but also many coaches commented on his ability to keep the ball in play and hit consistent shots,” said Allen Keller, Wellington head tennis coach.It was billed as a “doubles tournament” with many good area doubles teams competing and it held up to that, Keller said. “Both the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles teams competed well but are pretty inexperienced, and it showed against the seasoned teams they played against,” Keller said. “However, both won their final matches of the day against Wichita Independent teams and finished seventh.”Both doubles team finished seventh.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Food, Wine, Walk on Tap Aug. 18 in Red Bank

first_imgRED BANK – Red Bank Flavour and the Red Bank RiverCenter are preparing for another Food and Wine Walk on Sunday, Aug. 18. The monthly culinary tour that began in June features wine and food tastings at more than 20 participating venues.A sold-out event in July, the Red Bank Flavour Food and Wine Walk encourages foodies throughout the region to enjoy samplings of the borough’s unique culinary offerings. From fine wines and eclectic desserts to tapas, sushi and more, diverse selections offered at each participating venue will tempt the taste buds of visitors.Venues participating this month include: Biagio Wood-Fired Pizza, Carter & Cavero, Cupcake Magician, Danny’s Grill & Wine Bar, Buona Sera, Dish, Front Street Trattoria, Gaetano’s, The Globe Hotel, Jamian’s, Jr.’s, La Pastaria, Lil’ Cutie Pops, New Corner Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria, Pazzo, Readies Café, red, Siam Garden, Sicilia Café, Sugarush a Sweet Experience, Taste, Teak, The Bistro at Red Bank, The Boondock’s Fishery, The Cheese Cave, The Downtown and The Wine Cellar.Remaining dates for the Red Bank Flavour Food and Wine Walk are Aug. 18, Sept. 15 and Oct. 20. Each walk will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at Danny’s Grill and Wine Bar, Teak, and red Restaurant and Lounge starting at 1:30 p.m. on the afternoon of each walk.For more information about Red Bank Flavour, please visit www.RedBankFlavour.com. To learn more about the Red Bank RiverCenter, please visit www.ACoolLittleTown.com.last_img read more