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Wisconsin election official says nearly all votes counted; NBC has Biden leading

first_imgWASHINGTON – A top election official in Wisconsin confirmed Wednesday that nearly all the votes in the state have been counted in the presidential election. NBC News has not independently called the race yet. “All of the ballots have indeed been counted,” Meagan Wolfe, the administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, told NBC’s Today. “We’re not seeing that there’s any counties that haven’t posted their results on their websites,” Wolfe added.- Advertisement – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks at a get out the vote event at Sharon Baptist Church on November 01, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Drew Angerer | Getty Images Wolfe later clarified that there are two small towns still outstanding, with around 600 votes between them.NBC News currently has Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump by 20,697 votes, with an estimated 97% of the vote in.An estimated total of 3.3 million votes have been cast in Wisconsin, according to NBC News. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Biden is currently winning 49.5% of these votes, while Trump is winning 48.8%. The state, which was carried by Trump in 2016, is considered a must-win for both candidates, neither of whom won 270 Electoral College votes outright on Tuesday. The two campaigns are now locked in a post-election day battle to win key battleground states that have yet to count all their ballots.This is a developing story, please check back for updates. – Advertisement –last_img read more

More than a ton of drugs collected by police

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — On Saturday, October, 27th, 2018 the Indiana State Police participated in the 16th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA.) The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft.Collection sites were set up nationwide for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs to be turned in for destruction.  This program is intended for liquid and pill medications.The Indiana State Police set up collections sites at every post, except the Toll Road, and at the Indiana Government Center North building in Indianapolis on Friday October, 26th.  The Indianapolis post collected 300 pounds of medications between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.Statewide the Indiana State Police collected a total of 2,073.5 pounds of unused or expired medication. Below is a list of each locations results for Friday and Saturday. District           Drugs in Pounds           District               Drugs in Pounds               D-13                       6.5                             D-33                           156                             D-51                       71D-14                       60                              D-34                           224                             D-52                       300D-16                       125                            D-35                           222D-22                      300                             D-42                           354                             D-99                       150D-24                       20                              D-45                            80D-53                        5                                                                                                                                       Total pounds- 2,073.5last_img read more

LA Clippers trying to close gap with Golden State Warriors

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “But right now, Golden State’s the best team in the NBA. I don’t think it’s even close and so we have to try to catch them.”The Spurs (45-9) are No. 2 in the West, Oklahoma City (40-14) is No. 3, the Clippers No. 4. The same question was put to center DeAndre Jordan.“Nah,” he said. “Jeff’s a great player, we are really lucky to have him. But we’ve still got a long way to go. They (the Warriors) are proven, we’ve still got things to improve on and we’ve just gotta continue to get better.”Assistant coach Mike Woodson chimed in.“We’d like to think so, but only time will tell,” he said Friday at practice. “We’ll see them tomorrow night. And I think we’ve played those guys pretty well. We just haven’t closed the games out.”The Clippers lost to Golden State twice in November — by four and seven points — and led both times entering the fourth quarter.Rivers coached Green for parts of two seasons in Boston. To Rivers, the 6-foot-9 Green meets the Clippers’ needs.“I really wanted more length,” Rivers said. “When you look at the teams we have to beat, we need to get longer, more athletic and we need to increase our shooting, and I think with Jeff we did all three of those things.”Green can be that instant-offense guy. He scored a season-high 30 points on 11-of-18 shooting against Orlando on Jan. 25. Five nights later, he had 29 points, shooting 11 of 16 against Sacramento.But Green this season is shooting just 30.9 percent (42 of 136) from beyond the arc; his career percentage is 34.0. Moreover, the scouting report on Green is he can be a defensive liability at times. If he doesn’t grasp that on a team whose defense has improved, that could be an issue.Green is looking forward to the challenge.“I’m a versatile guy who can play multiple positions and do multiple things on the floor,” he said before practicing for the first time with the Clippers. “So I’m pretty sure Doc is going to put me in positions where I can succeed and where I can helps this team out.”Being familiar with Rivers and his system is a plus, Green said.“Having played the two years with Doc and knowing what he wants, what he expects out of his players, is big,” said Green, who missed the 2011-12 season to have heart surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm.Sixth-man Jamal Crawford echoed that sentiment.“He’ll probably hit the ground running faster than most guys would traded in mid-season,” he said.There is no word yet on if and when Green will get into the starting lineup. But he has started more than not during his career — he started 31 of 53 games with Memphis — so it won’t be surprising to see that happen.The Clippers have gone 19-5 since Blake Griffin went out with a partially torn quad tendon. Griffin’s fractured right hand — busted on the face of team equipment staffer Matias Testi — will keep him out until sometime in March.Once Griffin returns, that might be the real test, especially if the Clippers continue to win like they have without him.Can Rivers make it all mesh together?As Woodson said, time will tell. Clippers coach Doc Rivers is realistic.He knows what’s been happening with the Golden State Warriors, who have been torrid this season while posting a record of 48-4 ahead of their games Friday night at Portland and Saturday night against the Clippers at 5:30 at Staples Center (on ABC).The Warriors won the NBA title a season ago. Now they’re on pace to get the most victories in a single season. That stands at 72, done by the Chicago Bulls in 1995-96.This is not good news for the Clippers, who could play the Warriors in the second round of the playoffs. If the Clippers finish fourth in the Western Conference and Golden State takes first, that would be the scenario assuming both teams win in the first round.center_img Since the Clippers have never gotten past the second round in franchise history, the odds of them getting over that hump this season shrink dramatically in that case.The Clippers made a trade at Thursday’s deadline that could aid them. They shipped guard/forward Lance Stephenson and a future draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies for forward Jeff Green, who played for Clippers coach Doc Rivers at Boston.Green was averaging 12.2 points and 4.5 rebounds for Memphis, and the 29-year-old has averaged 14.1 points and 5.0 rebounds over his eight-year career.Does this close the gap between the Clippers (36-18) and Warriors?“Well, I don’t think anyone has closed the gap on Golden State, or San Antonio, even though we just won,” Rivers said late Thursday after his team defeated the San Antonio Spurs 105-86 at Staples Center. “We have a lot of work to do. But we want to just stay in the argument. And when we get to one of those teams, we’ll find that out.last_img read more

Wenger lauds stay at home match winner Giroud

first_img– Vardy ‘sharp and fit’ –Olivier Giroud celebrates his winning goal against Leicester yesterday. He has scored seven Premier League goals as a substitute since August 2016; three more than any other player.Following Danny Welbeck’s leveller in first-half stoppage time, another corner yielded Leicester’s third goal as Riyad Mahrez’s cross was headed home by Vardy.“If you were a manager, you’re on the bench when you’re 3-2 down with 20 minutes to go, and you win 4-3, you’re more happy than concerned,” Wenger said.“The goals we conceded, we can work to get rid of that. One was a corner, one was a ball we lost in the build-up and the third goal was a corner again.“We were quite good last year on corners. With a bit of work we can get that out of the system.”Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said he was “disappointed” that referee Mike Dean did not spot what he described as a “definite handball” by Mesut Ozil in the build-up to Ramsey’s equaliser.But he drew encouragement from his side’s display.“You have to take some positives,” he said.“At the moment, sitting here, I’ve got a dejected dressing room. To come here and score three has to be pleasing in some respect, but it doesn’t feel like it.”Like many of Leicester’s players, Vardy endured a post-title slump last season, scoring only 13 times in the league, and Shakespeare was delighted to see him back among the goals.“All pre-season he’s looked sharp and fit,” said Shakespeare, who gave Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho his competitive debut as a late substitute.“We all know Jamie Vardy’s attributes. He can be a nuisance for defenders. We encourage him to do that.“We encourage our midfield players to play balls in behind. He came here tonight and got the goals his performance deserved.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed “relief” over Olivier Giroud’s decision to stay after the France striker earned his side a breathless 4-3 win against Leicester City.Giroud came off the bench with Arsenal trailing 3-2 in Friday’s Premier League curtain-raiser at the Emirates Stadium and after fellow substitute Aaron Ramsey equalised, he headed in an 85th-minute winner.Alexandre Lacazette’s arrival has bumped Giroud even further down the Arsenal pecking order, but having given the 30-year-old the chance to leave, Wenger was thrilled he decided to stay.“It’s fantastic. I opened the door for him at some stage because I know it’s important for him to play, but I don’t want to him to go,” Wenger told reporters.“He decided to stay and it was one of the great days of recent weeks for me. He’s a fantastic player, but as well he has a big weight in this squad. It was a relief for me he decided to stay.”Giroud outmuscled Harry Maguire to meet Granit Xhaka’s corner with a strong header that hit the bar and bounced behind the line before Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel could club it away.An admiring Wenger said Giroud was “in his prime” and “at the top of his game”.Lacazette, a club-record £46.5 million ($60.3 million, 51.1 million euros) signing from Lyon, made a dream start to his home debut by heading Arsenal in front with just 85 seconds on the clock.“Lacazette is simple — in every game he’s stronger since he joined us,” said Wenger, who had seen his side lose at home in three of their previous four opening league fixtures.“Even when he played on the left, he did very well. He adapts slowly to the way we want to play. He’s a collective player and an intelligent player.”Amid the joy — and relief — of victory, there was nonetheless plenty to concern Wenger, not least the manner in which his side conceded all three goals.Shinji Okazaki cancelled out Lacazette’s opener with a close-range header after Maguire had been left unmarked to nod Marc Albrighton’s deep cross back across goal.Albrighton crossed for Jamie Vardy to put Leicester ahead after Xhaka had gifted the ball straight to him.last_img read more

Jean is England Golf’s Volunteer of the Year

first_img22 Feb 2018 Jean is England Golf’s Volunteer of the Year Tags: Award, Jean Hooper, Volunteer of the Year Surrey’s Jean Hooper, who goes above and beyond to support the juniors at her club, has won England Golf’s Volunteer of the Year Award, sponsored by Players 1st.Jean is England Golf’s Volunteer of the YearSurrey’s Jean Hooper, who goes above and beyond to support the juniors at her club, has won England Golf’s Volunteer of the Year Award, sponsored by Players 1st.Jean represents about 50,000 golf volunteers in the country and her achievements as junior organiser at Bramley Golf Club, near Guildford, were celebrated at the England Golf Awards, sponsored by Bridgestone.The glittering, black tie event at the Royal Lancaster London highlighted all that’s great about golf in England and guests heard how Jean encourages, educates and integrates the juniors at her club.She’s built up the section to around 70 members, including 12 girls, and gives up countless hours to get them on the course, involve them in competitions, organise matches – and have fun. She even chose her car for its capability to act as team transport!“This came as such a shock to me,” she said of the award. “I do all this because I like doing it, but this is a lovely bonus – and one that I just didn’t see coming.”Jean, a retired teacher, had many nominations from fellow club members and they spoke of her tireless devotion, outstanding organisation, and her passion, drive and enthusiasm. One member told how her interest transformed him from being in trouble at school to becoming junior captain and “the person I am today.”The judges agreed with them, commenting: “Jean is an exceptional person who gives 100% and more. Her contribution to the club and members is immeasurable. She goes above and beyond in everything she does and clearly makes a significant impact on people’s lives for the better.”Jean first became involved with the juniors about 10 years ago, inspired by the opportunity to give back in return for her son’s good experience at the club.“I just like doing it, I like to see then progressing, moving from complete beginners to stunning gofers and I like to be part of what they are doing,” she commented.She’s very keen that the juniors are integrated in the club and praises Bramley: “The club are brilliant, everyone wants to know how the juniors are getting on and the juniors are just part of the club, which is how it should be.”Jean also believes that golf has a great role to play in helping shape youngsters and develop their confidence.“Life is tough for youngsters these days, there are all sorts of routes you can go down and a lot of distractions,” she said.“Golf is a lovely sport, you play with a variety of people and learn so much from the adults as well as the other juniors. The fact that it’s time consuming is good, it uses up their time, and there’s always company. It’s one of the safest environments you can be in, spend time in and meet people, young and old.”Jean also managed to fit in a term as ladies’ captain alongside her junior duties and she’s an active member, playing off 23 handicap and enjoying the club matches – when not babysitting her two young grandchildren.“The golf club is a large part of my life,” she said. “I’ll keep going until they throw me out! I just love it.”The runners-up for the Volunteer of the Year Award were Sue Robertson of Berkshire, co-founder of the Disabled Golf Association; Richard Ward of Wrag Barn Golf Club, Wiltshire; and Jenny Winch of Test Valley Golf Club, Hampshire.Jean received her award from Morten Bisgaard, Chief Executive of Players 1st.Click here to read about all the Award winners.Jean represents about 50,000 golf volunteers in the country and her achievements as junior organiser at Bramley Golf Club, near Guildford, were celebrated at the England Golf Awards, sponsored by Bridgestone.The glittering, black tie event at the Royal Lancaster London highlighted all that’s great about golf in England and guests heard how Jean encourages, educates and integrates the juniors at her club.She’s built up the section to around 70 members, including 12 girls, and gives up countless hours to get them on the course, involve them in competitions, organise matches – and have fun. She even chose her car for its capability to act as team transport!“This came as such a shock to me,” she said of the award. “I do all this because I like doing it, but this is a lovely bonus – and one that I just didn’t see coming.”Jean, a retired teacher, had many nominations from fellow club members and they spoke of her tireless devotion, outstanding organisation, and her passion, drive and enthusiasm. One member told how her interest transformed him from being in trouble at school to becoming junior captain and “the person I am today.”The judges agreed with them, commenting: “Jean is an exceptional person who gives 100% and more. Her contribution to the club and members is immeasurable. She goes above and beyond in everything she does and clearly makes a significant impact on people’s lives for the better.”Jean first became involved with the juniors about 10 years ago, inspired by the opportunity to give back in return for her son’s good experience at the club.“I just like doing it, I like to see then progressing, moving from complete beginners to stunning gofers and I like to be part of what they are doing,” she commented.She’s very keen that the juniors are integrated in the club and praises Bramley: “The club are brilliant, everyone wants to know how the juniors are getting on and the juniors are just part of the club, which is how it should be.”Jean also believes that golf has a great role to play in helping shape youngsters and develop their confidence.“Life is tough for youngsters these days, there are all sorts of routes you can go down and a lot of distractions,” she said.“Golf is a lovely sport, you play with a variety of people and learn so much from the adults as well as the other juniors. The fact that it’s time consuming is good, it uses up their time, and there’s always company. It’s one of the safest environments you can be in, spend time in and meet people, young and old.”Jean also managed to fit in a term as ladies’ captain alongside her junior duties and she’s an active member, playing off 23 handicap and enjoying the club matches – when not babysitting her two young grandchildren.“The golf club is a large part of my life,” she said. “I’ll keep going until they throw me out! I just love it.”The runners-up for the Volunteer of the Year Award were Sue Robertson of Berkshire, co-founder of the Disabled Golf Association; Richard Ward of Wrag Barn Golf Club, Wiltshire; and Jenny Winch of Test Valley Golf Club, Hampshire.Caption: Jean Hooper receives her award from Morten Bisgaard, Chief Executive of Players 1st.last_img read more

Pirates, Volquez fall flat in wild-card loss to SF

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez throws against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a wild-card playoff baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)Resilient Giants rock Pirates to earn spot in NLDSPITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates believe they’re building something special. The San Francisco Giants provided a reminder that much work remains to be done before a contender becomes a champion.Geared up for another run at “Buctober,” Pittsburgh’s postseason journey lasted all of 3 hours, 12 minutes, just long enough for Madison Bumgarner and the Giants to overpower the Pirates for an 8-0 victory in the NL wild-card game Wednesday night.Bumgarner tossed a four-hitter while striking out 10, and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the Giants put an abrupt end to Pittsburgh’s second straight postseason appearance.“We got outplayed tonight,” second baseman Neil Walker said. “Bumgarner went out there, he did what he wanted to do. He put up the strike zone and he made it tough on us. When they got up early on us we were trying to scratch and claw our way back, and he was good from the first pitch until the last pitch.”The ones in between, too.Pittsburgh was unable to duplicate last year’s victory over Cincinnati in the wild-card game that followed a 21-year playoff drought. Playing before raucous crowds at PNC Park, the Pirates pushed St. Louis to a decisive Game 5 before losing their NLDS.This year, Pittsburgh went 17-9 in September while taking the Cardinals to the final day of the season in an attempt to win the NL Central.The chase included a decision to start budding ace Gerrit Cole in the regular-season finale in the hopes of catching the Cardinals and avoiding the wild-card game. Cole struck out 12 in a brilliant performance but the Pirates lost, putting Pittsburgh’s hopes for extending its season on Edinson Volquez’s excitable shoulders.The former All-Star — in the midst of a mid-career renaissance after winning a team-high 13 games — navigated three innings in the biggest start of his career before it all unraveled in the fourth, when a pair of singles and a walk loaded the bases with no outs.Crawford followed with a drive that kept carrying all the way to the seats above the 21-foot high Roberto Clemente wall to quiet the largest crowd in the 13-year history of PNC Park.“I tried to bounce it down, back foot, and the ball just kept going,” Volquez said. “Bad spot.”Bumgarner did the rest as San Francisco won its eighth consecutive postseason game and seventh in a row when facing elimination.Overpowering one of the NL’s best lineups, Bumgarner walked one and threw 79 of 109 pitches for strikes in his latest stellar October performance. The big left-hander, who allowed only four singles, has thrown 15 scoreless innings in two World Series starts.Brandon Belt drove in three runs as San Francisco added on. That was more than enough for Bumgarner, who mixed his fastball with a slider the Pirates couldn’t seem to figure out.Pittsburgh, fourth in the majors in extra-base hits this season, rarely hit the ball hard.“A professional, well-pitched game by him,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “We tried to counter-punch, we just couldn’t muster up anything.”Bumgarner was helped by his defense, too. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval — all 245 pounds of him — flipped over the railing in front of the Pittsburgh dugout to track down a foul popup off the bat of Russell Martin.Sandoval landed on his feet, a perfect symbol of San Francisco’s seemingly endless resiliency this time of year. Back in the playoffs after winning the World Series in 2010 and 2012, the Giants are looking to continue their every-other-year success.“We thrive in these situations,” Crawford said. “I don’t know what it is. We just keep fighting no matter what the circumstance.”It’s a path the Pirates insist they’re on after winning 94 games last season and backing it up by going 88-74 this year despite a series of obstacles, including extended stays on the disabled list for Cole and Francisco Liriano, and an offense that didn’t start to click until utility man Josh Harrison found a spot in the everyday lineup in mid-May.“Not to take away from this year, we know it was a good season,” Harrison said. “But these losses right here hurt. It’s not anything anybody would ever get used to. At the end of the day we still know that we are fortunate enough to be in this situation. There were a lot of teams that were eliminated on Sunday. And we had a chance to win tonight and play more.”Instead the Pirates could only watch as San Francisco piled on against Pittsburgh’s normally reliable bullpen. A sizable portion of the crowd — most of the fans dressed in black — remained until the bitter end. There was a standing ovation after the final out even as the Giants poured onto the field in celebration.An important offseason lies ahead as Pittsburgh tries to re-sign catcher Russell Martin and figures out how to address potential holes in the rotation with Volquez and Liriano becoming free agents.Owner Bob Nutting says the normally frugal Pirates will do what they can to keep Martin and build around a nucleus that includes Harrison, Cole and Andrew McCutchen. If last fall’s success was a breakthrough following 20 years of misery, this fall’s failure revealed the gap between the Pirates and a championship team is narrowing, but not quite closed.“It’s not like we’re 90-plus wins saying we’ve got work to do,” McCutchen said. “We were in the wild card again and there are things we need to improve.”last_img read more