EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation

first_imgBut what if you’re concerned about the integrity of the election process and the security of your vote?State Election Law allows for political parties and independent groups to have a limited number of certified inspectors on site to make sure machines are working properly and that only eligible voters are permitted to vote.They are not allowed to electioneer in any manner, question any voter in any manner, assist in the conduct of the election, handle or remove election materials on the Board of Inspectors’ table or impede the election process in any way.They’re they’re to make sure the election is conducted fairly, but they can’t impede voters or the process directly.If you feel you’re being intimidated or see someone else being harassed, report it to your Board of Elections or local election inspector. Or call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE or the U.S. Department of Justice’s Voting Rights Hotline at 1-800-253-3931.You have a right to vote without being harassed or intimidated. Don’t let anyone make you think otherwise.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Schenectady homeless assistance program Street Soldiers dealing with surge in needEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: No chickens in city without strong regsEDITORIAL: Don’t repeal bail reform law; Fix it the right way And there’s a chance, given the rhetoric of the president, that federal officers or the president’s supporters will try to show up at the polls in the name of protecting the integrity of the election.But voter fraud at the polls is virtually non-existent. Everyone knows that, including the current administration.So we can only surmise that the presence of these self-appointed “poll-watchers” is really to intimidate voters or scare them away from the polls altogether.What immigrant, minority or person with a criminal record is going to risk arrest, harassment or deportation just for the opportunity to show up at the polls in person? That potential voter may decide it’s wiser and safer not to vote at all, thereby depriving that person of a fundamental right and depriving a candidate of that person’s vote.Voters don’t have to expose themselves to such intimidation. U.S. Code 18 Section 594 specifically prohibits action that “intimidates, threatens, coerces, or attempts to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may chose.”Intimidation tactics include questioning a voter’s citizenship, criminal record or other qualifications to vote; presenting oneself as an election official; providing false information about voter requirements (such as the ability to speak English); and otherwise harrassing voters, particularly non-English-speaking voters and voters of color.Voter intimidation is punishable by a fine or up to a year in jail. Categories: Editorial, OpinionA week from today, many New Yorkers will start voting in person.last_img read more

West Florida leads NSISC Championships after day one

first_img CLEVELAND, Miss. – The No. 15 West Florida women’s swimming and diving team leads the nine-team field after the first day at the New South Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Conference Championships hosted by Delta State. The Argonauts finished the day with 290 points, while No. 23 St. Cloud State scored 253 and No. 13 Delta State 240. “We’re thrilled with our start to this meet,” said UWF head coach Andrew Hancock. “We know that tonight’s events represent only a small portion of the entire meet. We’re happy to be in first, but we know we have a lot of work to do, particularly in the preliminary sessions. We had some terrific times today all across the board, lifetime bests all around. They really set us up to be in a good position in this meet moving forward. It was a great team effort on day one.” The Argos are in the lead despite not earning a first place finish in any of the three events on Wednesday, but their depth in each race proved to be valuable. UWF placed second, third, fifth, seventh and 12th in the 1,000-yard freestyle to help vault the team to first place. Freshman Angelina Gallastegui (Brandon, Fla.) led the way, finishing second with a school record and NCAA B-cut time of 10:07.37. She was right behind the event winner, Melanie Tombers from Delta State who finished just over second faster at 10:06.09. Madeline Pitt (Trussville, Ala.) was UWF’s third place finisher with a B-cut time of 10:16.34, and she was followed by Phoebe Briant (Gainesville, Fla.) in fifth (10:36.13), Karisa Kostecki (Lithia, Fla.) in seventh (10:40.38) and Allison Lehr (Valrico, Fla.) in 12th (10:59.67). The Argos also placed well in the night’s two relay events, the 800-yard freestyle relay and the 200-yard medley relay. UWF’s A-team in the 800 free included Peggy de Villiers (Somerset West, South Africa), Anna-Marie Macht (Markkleeberg, Germany), Danica Burnett (Perth, Australia) and Sophia Oliva (Plantation, Fla.), and the four combined to swim a school record and NCAA B-cut time of 7:30.34 while finishing second in the event. In the leadoff role, de Villiers swam a 200 free split of 1:51.55 to break her own school record and post a B-cut of her own. UWF’s A-team in the 200-yard medley relay finished third and included Nicole Machado (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Gabrielle Spangenberg (Chuluota, Fla.), Emily Mitchell (Allen Park, Mich.) and Mariana de Paula (Santos, Brazil). Those four combined to post a time of 1:45.05, marking an NCAA B-cut and coming less than a second away from breaking a school record. The Thursday prelims will start at 9:30 a.m. and will include the 500 free, 200 individual medley and 50 free. The evening session starting at 5 p.m. will include finals for those three events, plus the 200 free relay. Thursday will also feature the first women’s diving event of the meet; the 3-meter diving prelims will start at 1 p.m., and the top eight will advance to the finals during the evening session. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. Print Friendly Version NSISC Championships Home Page Day One Results center_img Story Linkslast_img read more

Ex-All Blacks forward Kaino to retire next year

first_imgKaino, 37, who lifted the Webb Ellis trophy in 2011 and again four years later, joined French side Toulouse in 2018.“It will surely be my final season. I will be too old. I’ll see what the club say, but good youngsters are coming through and they’re the future,” he told French rugby newspaper Midi Olympique.Kaino has extended his contract to keep him at the Stade Ernest-Wallon until 2021 and has been linked with a coaching position at the record 20-time French champions.“It would be a superb opportunity. We’ll see. I would love it,” he said.Kaino captained Toulouse to the French title last year, but the current campaign has been declared over due to the coronavirus pandemic.The former Auckland Blues loose forward is eyeing the European Champions Cup title to add to his trophy haul, with his side having reached the quarter-finals of this season’s competition, which has been put on hold.“It’s an ambition. When you come to Europe it’s inevitably that. When you see your team improving in the competition it becomes even more of an ambition,” he said.“Winning the Champions Cup with Toulouse would be fantastic. I hope we’ll have the chance to win from this year’s edition.”last_img read more

Javier Mascherano: Rafa Benitez pulled me out of a hole

first_img Sport EN Mascherano said: “I spoke to Rafa last year while he was at Napoli. Now we speak less, for obvious reasons. I have everything to thank him for. Upd. at 21:35 08/10/2015 The Barcelona player spoke to the magazine Panenka and was asked about his coach – now a clear rival – while at Liverpool.center_img Javier Mascherano has hailed his former manager Rafa Benitez, who is currently in charge of Real Madrid. “He rescued me from a deep, dark hole, 20 metres underground and helped me reach the very top. He’s a great person and a manager you can learn from, if you really want to.” CESTlast_img

U14 Selects pitch shutout en route to Kootenay Zone Playdown title

first_imgIt’s an age-old adage that defence wins championships.The Nelson Selects are well onto their way for a great performance at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup in Kelowna after pitching a shutout in four games en route to the Kootenay Zone U14 Girl’s Playdown title Sunday in Creston.Nelson defeated Creston, Kootenay South (KSYSA), Cranbrook (KEYSA), and Columbia Valley (CV) and finished with a perfect record of 4-0 and a big goosegg in the goals allowed category.”We’re very proud of the team’s performance at the 2012 playdowns,” said coaches Paul Burkart and Pat Perkins.”The squad controlled play during most of their games, and rock solid defending by defensive backs Kyra Burkart, Maya Mierau, Merissa Dawson, Kali Horner and Emma Gregorich with keeper Haley Cooke earned an impressive tournament shutout.” The Reps opened with a narrow 1-0 decision over Kootenay South on a cold, rainy Saturday morning.Brownwyn Sutherland scored the only goal of the game by converting a rebound from the Kootenay South keeper. Nelson then got the offence in gear Saturday afternoon against the hot Creston side, scoring an easy 8-0 win.Darian Voisard opened up the scoring with less than two minutes played, followed by two goals from Naomi Perkins and a single from Lakpa Dietz to make the tally 4 – 0 at the half. VVoisard was unstoppable in the second half adding three more goals while Camille Gebhart added a single. Sunday morning the Nelson Selects faced the squad from Cranbrook and controlled play for most of the game.Despite many quality scoring opportunities, Nelson was unable to convert until Camille Gebhart opened up the scoring with an impressive strike from outside the penalty area.Gebhart added a single in the second half. In the final game of the tourney, Voisard, Dietz, Emily Graeme and Merissa Dawson, on a successful penalty kick, scored to give Nelson a 4 – 0 win over Columbia Valley.The Selects now advance to the Provincial B Cup July 5-8 in the Central Okanagan City.last_img read more

Weekend Galway GAA Club Football Results

first_imgDivision 1 football LeagueTuam Stars 2-13 Milltown 1-7Caherlistrane 2-18 Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-15Corofin 4-11 Cortoon Shamrocks 2-10Killanin 0-14 Menlough 0-8St. James 2-10 Mountbellew/Moylough 1-12 Division 3 football LeagueKilconly 1-12 Claregalway 2-8Barna 2-15 Headford 1-13Dunmore MacHales 0-15 Killererin 0-10An Spideal 5-14 Corofin 5-13Athenry 0-14 Oileain Arainn 1-10Division 4 football LeagueClifden 0-13 St Brendan’s 0-10Williamstown 1-9 Glenamaddy 0-10St Gabriel’s 2-13 Naomh Anna, Leitir Mór 2-13WERS Waste U15 Football Division 2 ASt. Gabriels 8-7 Loughrea 1-7WERS Waste U13 Football Division 2 AAthenry 2-6 Clarinbridge 3-3WERS Waste U13 Football Division 3 AKilkerrin-Clonberne 4-8 Headford 2-10Gullane’s Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship – Group 1Cappataggle 2-12 Ballinasloe 0-11Mullagh 0-19 Clarinbridge 1-11Ocean Hygiene Supplies & Packaging Under 12 Hurling League – Group 4Meelick-Eyrecourt 4-4 Ahascragh/Fohenagh 2-5Ocean Hygiene Supplies & Packaging Under 12 Hurling League – Group 5Skehana 4-1 Micheal Breathnach 1-1Car Parts Warehouse Division 5 football league (West)Salthill-Knocknacarra 3-14 Micheal Breathnach 0-5Car Parts Warehouse Division 6 football league (West)Salthill-Knocknacarra W/O Carna-Caiseal –St Michael’s 3-17 An Spideal 6-4Fr Griffins/Eire Og 2-13 Barna 2-12Car Parts Warehouse Division 7 football league (West)An Cheathru Rua 0-11 Clifden 1-8Division 5 football league (North)Mountbellew/Moylough W/O Headford –Division 6 football league (North)Athenry W/O Williamstown –Kilkerrin-Clonberne 1-18 Dunmore MacHales 0-10Kilconly 2-11 Cortoon Shamrocks 1-10Division 7 football league (North)Menlough 1-11 Padraig Pearses 1-9print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Division 2 football LeagueAnnaghdown 4-18 Kilkerrin-Clonberne 0-4An Cheathru Rua 3-8 Monivea-Abbey 1-12Micheal Breathnach 0-13 St Michael’s 1-9Moycullen 3-15 Caltra 2-10last_img read more

Hurling Previews for the weekend

first_imgIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2Kiltormer v Annaghdown, Duggan Park at 7pmSaturday April 6thSalthill Hotel Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 1Portumna v Turloughmore, Kenny Park at 3pmSalthill Hotel Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 1St Mary’s GAA Athenry v Beagh, Loughrea at 3pmSalthill Hotel Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 2Abbeyknockmoy v Ardrahan, Duggan Park at 3pmIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1Kilconieran v Moycullen, Pearse Stadium at 3pmSalthill Hotel Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 1Tommy Larkins v Castlegar, Duggan Park at 4.45pm Salthill Hotel Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 2Kilnadeema-Leitrim v Gort, Loughrea at 4.45pm Salthill Hotel Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 1Craughwell GAA Club v Oranmore-Maree, Pearse Stadium at 4.45pmIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1Carnmore v Turloughmore, Kenny Park at 4.45pmSunday April 7th Salthill Hotel Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 1Ahascragh/Fohenagh v Pádraig Pearses, Kenny Park at 12.45pmSalthill Hotel Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 1Liam Mellows v St Thomas, Kenny Park at 2.30pmSalthill Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 2Loughrea v Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry, Duggan Park at 4pmSalthill Hotel Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 2 Balindereen v Kilimordaly, Gort at 4pmIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1 Kinvara v Sylane, Pearse Stadium at 4pmIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2An Spidéal v Meelick-Eyrecourt, Carnmore at 4.30pmSalthill Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 2 Cappataggle v Sarsfields, Duggan Park at 5.45pmSalthill Hotel Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 2 Mullagh v Clarinbridge, Gort at 5.45pmIntermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2Rahoon-Newcastle v Castlegar, Pearse Stadium at 5.45pmprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Sean Walsh and Niall Canavan were in Kenny Park, Athenry last night to look ahead to the start of the Galway Hurling Championships in the company of Hurling Committee Chairman Mike Larkin and St Thomas’ and Galway star David Burke.. Friday April 5th last_img read more

Man United beats 10-man West Ham for 6th successive win

first_imgLeBron James, Kobe Bryant offer words of support for Ronda Rousey Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter United wrapped up the victory 12 minutes from time when Ibrahimovic reacted first as the ball bounced off Ander Herrera to fire low and hard past Darren Randolph from just inside the box, with replays showing the striker had been marginally offside.United had struggled to create chances before the break, but did draw one of the saves of the season from West Ham keeper, Randolph, in the 35th, before Jesse Lingard produced an equally spectacular miss.Antonio Valencia was set up at the back post after good work from Ibrahmovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but was foiled by the sprawling Randolph, who prevented the ball from crossing his line by the narrowest of margins.The rebound fell to Lingard with the goal at his mercy, but he could only direct his effort onto the post from two yards out, with West Ham somehow escaping as the ball bounced into Randolph’s hands.United remains sixth in the table, but has now moved within five points of second-place Liverpool, which was held to a 2-2 draw at Sunderland earlier on Monday.West Ham dropped to 13th.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:52Phivolcs: Taal eruption won’t trigger tremors from West Valley Fault00:50Trending Articles01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND EDITORS’ PICK Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Senators to proceed with review of VFA MOST READ We are youngcenter_img Despite its numerical advantage, United struggled to break down the home side for long spells and required a number of saves from goalkeeper David de Gea to keep West Ham out.“I think it was not a very good performance,” United manager Jose Mourinho said. “I think it’s very difficult to play football in these circumstances, 48 hours,” after both teams’ previous fixtures.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are young“Only when I brought fresh people on, Mata and (Marcus) Rashford, the team was different,” Mourinho added. “We gave width with Rashford, we gave an extra body in the creative area with Mata.”West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said his club would appeal against the three-game ban Feghouli is facing after his challenge on Phil Jones. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town “I was very surprised (at the red card), I wouldn’t have been happy with a yellow. The more times I’ve seen it, it’s the other way round, it was Jones who made a more dangerous tackle than Feghouli,” Bilic said.“We are gutted and frustrated, but I’m very proud of the team and I told them after the game that if we continue to work hard and play for each other, we don’t have to worry, we’re going to be very high on the table.”Feghouli, making his first Premier League start for West Ham, was sent off after just 15 minutes in what replays suggested was a harsh decision.Manuel Lanzini brought two strong saves from De Gea before the break, while Michail Antonio was crucially denied by the Spanish goalkeeper when through one-on-one on the hour mark.West Ham was made to pay just three minutes later with Mourinho’s alterations proving crucial as Rashford beat two defenders before setting up Mata to finish from close range.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaps over West Ham United’s goalkeeper Darren Randolph who clears the ball during their English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Manchester United at the London stadium, in London Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Manchester United benefited from a controversial red card and an equally debatable goal to beat 10-man West Ham 2-0 in the English Premier League on Monday, earning a sixth successive victory.Substitute Juan Mata gave United the lead before Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured victory from what clearly appeared to be an offside position, after referee Mike Dean had controversially dismissed Sofiane Feghouli in the opening stages.ADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Nielsen Gives Up on the Future, Sets Its Sights On Providing Anti-Piracy Tech

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Nielsen, the brand name synonymous with measuring the size of a crowd gathered around a handful of media outlets in the old broadcast model, has decided it needs to get relevant in the emerging media world and has begun to speak publicly about a new anti-piracy product it will release early in the coming year. Built in association with Beaverton, Oregon based Digimarc, the Nielsen Digital Media Manager will use both digital watermarking and media fingerprinting to track down illicitly reposted content. As the music industry finally approaches an understanding of online media and the futility of control, it’s disheartening to see this company with a lot of potential grasp at straws and bring this kind of product to market. Tags:#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Nielsen and Digimarc may have some other magic up their sleeves. Digimarc has hundreds of patents, some of which it will be licensing to Nielsen for this product. Digimarc’s biggest business, aside from holding hundreds of technology patents like these ones, is producing government ID cards. The company says it produces more than two thirds of the drivers licenses in the US and government ID in more than 25 other countries. Compared to piling up patents and specializing in government ID cards around the world, a little video fingerprinting is hardly creepy at all, I suppose. Nielsen will also turn into an ad network if the Digital Media service ends up working, inserting ads into content as it heads out onto the web.Control of Media is an Outdated ModelPresumably the product’s primary selling point will be the huge brand name of old-media Nielsen. The company took the innovative step of changing its primary online traffic metric to time-on-site earlier this year, but this move into piracy prevention is a big step backwards. It’s time for media companies to innovate into a future of fast-moving, open data – not to redeploy the failed paradigm of control and false scarcity. Though I was originally underwhelmed by it, I keep hearing people sing Hulu’s praises. TV fans say its high quality video, huge breadth of content and the site’s ease of use make piracy of that NBC content unnecessary. That sounds like a better model.Just as the music world is finally discovering that music should be sold in DRM-free MP3 format, hopefully the video world will catch up soon. Nielsen may or may not be a part of that future but this product doesn’t look that way. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Product Not PromisingIt’s not clear from the press release or any of the coverage how this product will differ from the numerous other watermarking and fingerprinting digital media tracking services already on the market. Video industry blog NewTeeVee tested some of the other leading fingerprint technologies this summer and found their performance sorely lacking. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Our first Freelance 360 event in Portland, OR!

first_img@MarkPowers: Finding sources of passive income is a great way to stabilize your finances & have financial predictability. #freelance360— Copywriter Conclave (@CC_PDX) November 22, 2013Portlanders, if you didn’t make it, we hope you join us next time! Pro tip from @OneHotMamaGuide : “Only work with the people you really think you can help.” #freelance360— Freelancers Union (@freelancersu) November 22, 2013 Freelancers Union had an awesome time in Portland last week!Dozens of freelancers joined us for a panel discussion on work/life balance at Ecotrust, where expert panelists Mark Powers, Erin Cox, and Tiffany Estes shared their tips for how to balance work and life by outsourcing, finding clients, how/why to get rid of bad clients, and more. Everybody stayed late to network and chat, and we’re so glad we got to meet you all.Missed this event? Have no fear: we’re hosting a networking event on 12/10 and a workshop with Erin Cox on 12/11. Go there and RSVP now — the first 30 people will get a free “Freelance Ain’t Free” print by Mikey Burton.If you’re interested in getting involved in future Freelancers Union events in Portland, be sure to reach out to Rebecca Shapiro, our local Portland organizer! You can email her at rshapiro [at] freelancersunion.org.Some photos from the event:Full house at Ecotrust and Freelancers Union’s first panel event in PortlandOur lovely panelists, Mark Powers, Tiffany Estes, and Erin Cox (from right)Attendees got a free copy of The Freelancers Bible by Sara HorowitzFounder of Freelancers Union, Sara Horowitz​The event ended with some questions from the audience.Some live tweets:Question of the evening: are there times when you need to fire a client for your own sanity? #freelance360— Freelancers Union (@freelancersu) November 22, 2013last_img read more