Maggie Toulouse Oliver The update also includes a breakdown of the total number of voters who have utilized same day voter registration during this election, the first time voters in New Mexico were able to do so. The numbers can be found in a PDF attached to this release. SANTA FE ― Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Monday provided an update on the number of New Mexico voters who have already cast their ballots for the regular local election currently happening throughout the state. Sec. Toulouse Oliver will provide updated numbers throughout the final week of early voting. Once polls close at 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 unofficial results will begin to be available on the Secretary of State’s website. Same day voter registration – when a voter can register to vote or update their registration and vote on the same day – is in effect for the first time in New Mexico for this election. During early voting voters can utilize same day registration at their County Clerk’s office, and some County Clerks are providing the service at additional early voting locations. Voters who wait to vote until Election Day will need to already be registered in order to cast a ballot. Voters should check with their County Clerk or with the Secretary of State’s Office to find out if there are additional same day voter registration sites available in their county. STATE News: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 was the first day that voters could begin casting ballots for the regular local election and early voting runs until Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Voters can also use NMVOTE.org to check their registration status, download a sample ballot, find polling locations, and more.
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Royal favourite: the famous store in London’s Sloane Square has appointed administrators despite its list of distinguished clientsThe Sloane Square emporium, which ran the wedding list for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s 2005 wedding and has a number of Royal Warrants, appointed MCR, a restructuring specialist, as administrator yesterday.The store was founded in 1920 by the Part family and became one of London’s first upmarket homewares and furniture stores. In the 1960s and 1970s The General Trading Company expanded in both the UK and abroad. However, it closed its satellite branch in Cirencester in 2007.The store remains open and MCR said it was ‘confident’ it would be sold very shortly. Daily Telegraph, The Independent
ABB has presented a new, compact, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) solution for offshore wind which is said to cut the weight and the volume of an offshore platform by more than half and eliminate the need for alternating current (AC) substation platforms.ABB’s new HVDC solution eliminates the need for AC platforms since the wind turbine generators can now be connected directly to the HVDC platform via a 66 kV collection grid, the company said.Eliminating the AC substation platform potentially increases the total weight saving further, up to a total of 70 percent compared to a conventional setup and reduces operational costs by removing the long-term maintenance of these stations, according to ABB.The new HVDC concept is based upon a modular product structure. The optimized base-level platform contains everything needed for a fully operational HVDC platform but if for example, there is need for living quarters, a helipad, a more powerful crane or other options, the concept allows them to be added without designing and fabricating an entirely new platform from scratch, ABB said.Each module needed can be produced individually, in parallel with others and in more diverse and smaller workshops, as opposed to the traditional fabrication of the entire topside platform in a dedicated yard.This, according to ABB, greatly increases the number of suitable suppliers, which provides a more competitive environment and significantly reduces the risks inherent in all such mega projects.As well as advantages in fabrication, there are also substantial transportation benefits. There are very few vessels capable of transporting and installing the largest platforms but, with half the weight and the flexibility to distribute the modules between cargo carriers, the new concept represents a step change in logistical management.The savings in weight delivered by the new HVDC concept have been achieved by a substantial reduction in the HVDC hardware installed on the platform and extensive studies and tests helped point the way to reduce redundancy while maintaining the required high levels of availability in the system, according to ABB.
Several competition authorities, including the European Commission, US Department of Justice and the Swiss Competition Commission, are conducting the probe. A number of major freight forwarding companies are being investigated in the probe. In Canada and Australia respective investigations have been closed.Panalpina said in a statement it will closely examine the Commission’s preliminary findings and will respond in due course.The Statement of Objections enables the addressees to respond to the Commission’s preliminary findings and does not prejudge the final decision of the European Commission, which is subject to appeal to the European courts.While it is not possible to predict the outcome of these proceedings at this stage, they may, however, result in material penalties being imposed on Panalpina entities.
Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARE Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day.The fear is that the ugly rhetoric of the campaign could escalate into confrontations and even violence in school hallways, endangering students.“If anybody can sit there and say they don’t think this is a contentious election, then they aren’t paying much attention,” said Ed Tolan, police chief in this seaside community, which decided to call off classes on Election Day and put additional officers on duty Nov. 8.School officials already are on edge because of the shootings and threats that have become all too common. They point to the recent firebombing of a Republican Party office in one North Carolina county and the shooting-up of another with a BB gun as the type of trouble they fear on Election Day.Some of those anxieties have been stoked by Donald Trump’s repeated claims that the election is rigged and his appeal to his supporters to stand guard against fraud at the polls. Some are worried about clashes between the self-appointed observers and voters.Parent Alpay Balkir said he is glad children will be home. His 8-year-old son is a student in Falmouth, where the high school doubles as a polling place.“If it’s going to be as chaotic as they say it’s going to be, it’s a good thing. Kids should stay out of it,” Balkir said. “I don’t know what the environment is going to be like.”Schools are popular polling places because they have plenty of parking and are usually centrally located. It’s difficult to say how many school-based polling places have been moved this year, given how decentralized the voting process is across the country.But state and local officials say voting has been removed or classes have been canceled on Election Day at schools in Illinois, Maine, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and elsewhere.“There is a concern, just like at a concert, sporting event or other public gathering, that we didn’t have 15 or 20 years ago. What if someone walks in a polling location with a backpack bomb or something?” said Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, co-chairman of the National Association of Secretaries of State election committee. “If that happens at a school, then that’s certainly concerning.”Despite the concerns, the National Association of Secretaries of State does not advocate having armed guards or police stationed at the polls because their presence could intimidate voters.Some of the pressure to close schools on Election Day or move voting is coming from parents. Sara Andriotis, a mother in the Easton, Pennsylvania, area, pushed for voting to be taken out of local schools.“We were mostly concerned because of the risk that it puts our children in,” she said.Easton Superintendent John Reinhart wanted to get voting out of schools altogether but was rebuffed by county election officials. So the school board canceled classes on Election Day.“If you take the personalities away and cast the emotion with the election aside, one has to ask the question: ‘Are our schools the best places for that activity to take place?’” he said. “I just think we’ve reached the point where we need to look at other locations.”That’s happening in Hall County, Nebraska, which got out ahead of the trend in May when it moved six polling places out of schools for a primary. Those changes will remain in place next month. Voting will be held at three churches and one community center.Election officials elsewhere say that schools are vital places for voting and that removing them as polling places creates logistical headaches and voter confusion.“We wouldn’t be able to conduct voting without them,” said Pam Anderson, executive director of the Colorado County Clerks Association. She said voting in schools has not generally been a concern in Colorado but acknowledged there is likely to be more security this year.___This story has been corrected to say that voting in Hall County will take place in three churches and one community center. Published: October 25, 2016 9:20 PM EDT
Is economics any use? That sounds like the start of a rant/ a joke/ or a quip in an after-dinner speech (all the easier to make as many economies, presumably advised by fine economic minds, struggle to recover and grow). So let me be more specific. Can a law firm’s principle, or even a practice manager, use economics to make a decent business plan? After all, the economy is water we all swim in – its tide and temperature should matter. At last week’s conference for the Law Society’s Law Management Section investment adviser Justin Urquhart Stewart gave a hugely well-received ‘world economic context’ presentation. There were of course interesting nuggets of information brought together – a reminder of what’s fueling American growth, that the UK has a deficit, not a debt, problem, and some thoughts on the Eurozone and China’s ability to engineer a ‘soft landing’. All interesting and good – even when the news is dire or difficult, having a narrative to make sense of it is somehow reassuring, and I happen to believe it is important to try to grasp these things when casting a vote in an election. But macro-economics doesn’t drive the legal market in obvious ways. Instead, it is often professional regulation, statute, sector regulation and financial product development that create or destroy markets for legal services. Let’s take China and India as examples. Leaving aside questions about China’s ‘soft landing’, economic growth rates and the size of their economies have attracted understandably huge attention from investors and legal advisers. But with rules on business and land ownership, problems with the repatriation of profits, and restrictions on legal practice in place, returns for businesses and lawyers lag behind commercial confidence that prevails in the potential of both countries. The liberalisation of the UK legal market is another case in point. If prices fall as a result (I make no judgement as to whether this is ‘good’ for clients), it will be because the old rules maintained a sort of regulatory arbitrage that lasted an age. The jobs of securitisation lawyers (remember them?) were dependent on the whim of financial regulators as much as of the financial markets, while environmental law practices have experienced a boom based on changes in public policy at a UK and European Union level. The Rolls Building is busy because clients find Russia and Eastern Europe’s commitment to the rule of law to be, shall we say, uncongenial. And a law firm’s turnover is not going to be much affected if the UK’s national debt cycle went from a 13-year affair to 12 or 14. I can think of quite a few law firms of all sizes whose turnover is up 20-40% in the last two years, and who are planning for further growth – and it certainly isn’t because the markets their clients are in are doing equally well. Economics is interesting and it’s an important discipline. But it happens to be next to useless for the purposes of running a law firm. Follow Eduardo on Twitter Eduardo Reyes is Gazette features editor
A United Nations armored personnel carrier stands in a camp for the internally-displaced in Juba, South Sudan. (Photo by AP) Six aid workers are missing in South Sudan after clashes broke out on Sunday evening between government and opposition soldiers near the northwestern town of Raga.A United Nations armored personnel carrier stands in a camp for the internally-displaced in Juba, South Sudan. (Photo by AP)The government blames the opposition forces, known as IO, loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar for the abductions.“This kind of behavior is unbecoming,” said government spokesman, Ateny Wek Ateny, who demanded the release of the aid workers.The missing humanitarian workers are from three organisations, two international groups, HealthNet and Solidarity International, and one local aid group. Solidarity International’s country director, Mainul Islam Opu from Bangladesh, is the only foreigner among the victims, the rest are South Sudanese nationals.South Sudan’s opposition group, IO, confirmed that they have four of the aid workers but said they rescued the aid workers from being used as “human shields” by the government.“They are currently safe and sound with our forces around Raga and will be handed over to the concerned third party as soon as possible,” opposition spokesperson Colonel Lam Paul Gabriel told The Associated Press. Gabriel said they found the aid workers when fighting a government-allied militia during which they killed 35 militia fighters between the towns of Wau and Raga in Western Bahr el Ghazal state.A statement put out by the local government of Raga said that two humanitarian cars were burned to the ground at the scene.The fighting comes while high-level peace talks have started in Ethiopia, which are aimed at bringing peace to the war-torn South Sudan.At least 95 aid workers have been killed in South Sudan since the start of the civil war in 2013, including 28 so far in 2017, said the UN. Last month six aid workers were killed in a single attack in Duk County in Jonglei State.
Matt Medley Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games. The Cavaliers returned home after a disappointing loss in Charlotte on Wednesday and welcomed the Boston Celtics to town Friday night.It went down to the wire and the Cavs experienced a scare when Kevin Love exited the game in the third quarter with a left thigh bruise. It did not end well, as Avery Bradley hit a buzzer-beater to end it 104-103 in favor of Boston. After the game, Love said he did not feel it was serious. Cleveland got out to a hot start, going on a 14-2 run to start the game. Part of that run included a monster dunk from Love, one of the most ferocious jams he has made in his two seasons in Cleveland.The Cavs kept rolling the rest of the first quarter and led 32-20 at the end of the opening period.Boston would slow down the Cavs’ potent offense in the second quarter, cutting it to a six-point deficit with 2:34 to play in the half. The Celtics outscored the Cavs 23-17 in the second quarter, trailing Cleveland 49-43 at halftime. J.R. Smith and Kyrie Irving led the way in first-half scoring, each putting up 11 points.Boston came out hot to start the second half, extending their run from the end of the second quarter to 16-4, and made it a two-point game with 11:05 to play in the third quarter.Cleveland was outscored 63-32 in the third quarter in the previous two games and Head Coach Tyronn Lue did not want to let his team slip again to start the second half, so he called a timeout in the first minute of the half.The timeout did not seem to remedy the third quarter woes, as the Celtics came out and Bradley knocked down a three-pointer to give Boston its first lead of the game. Boston would score the first seven points of the second half.The Cavs would bounce back and reclaim the lead, but Cavs fans held their breath with just over two minutes left in the third quarter, when Love bumped into Marcus Smart, and was slow to get up. Love was helped to the bench and a minute later he limped to the locker room.Here’s the play: It was later announced Love suffered a left thigh bruise and he would not return.The Cavs would enter the fourth quarter leading 73-65.Boston opened up the final period on a 12-3 run in the first two minutes, taking the lead on a three-pointer from Isaiah Thomas.It was a back and forth contest for the next six minutes before Boston jumped out to a 90-83 lead with 4:01 to go.Boston stayed in front, leading by seven with 3:12 to go before the Cavs went on a 6-0 run, as Smith knocked down a three to bring the Cavs within one. LeBron James hit two free throws to put the Cavs up 93-92 with 2:17 to play. He would split a pair on the next possession to put Cleveland up by two. Thomas came right back and tied it at 94 with two free throws of his own with 1:41 to go. LeBron came right back and drove to the hoop, converting a layup and drawing contact to make it a three-point play, as he would hit the free throw to put Cleveland back up 97-94 with 90 seconds remaining.LeBron drove again and attempted a layup, but missed, and Tristan Thompson was right there for the put back to make it 99-94. Tyler Zeller came through with a put back to make it 99-96, and LeBron missed a three-pointer on the other end, but Smith grabbed an offensive rebound. Smith would get it to Irving, who knocked down two clutch free throws to make it 101-96 with 18.6 seconds left. Jae Crowder knocked down a three-pointer to make it 101-99 with 8 seconds to play, and the Celtics fouled Irving again.Irving hit both to make it a two-possession game.Evan Turner drove the hoop on the next possession and drew a foul, making the layup, but missed the free throw and it was 103-101 with 4.9 seconds to play. The Celtics grabbed the rebound off the missed free throw and the ball went out of bounds off of Cleveland with 4.1 seconds left.Bradley knocked down a buzzer beater for three from the corner and the Celtics won 104-103.LeBron finished with 30 points.Irving put up 19 points.Smith would end the night with 20 points, hitting 5-of-10 three-pointers.Iman Shumpert swiped six steals on the night, tying his career-high. It was the most he has grabbed in his two seasons with the Cavs.Thomas led the Celtics in scoring with 22 points. He knocked down all of his 11 free throw attempts, while the Cavs shot a dismal 21-of-35 from the free throw-line. Bradley finished with 14 points, none of which were bigger than the nail in the coffin. Former Cavalier Zeller had a productive night, scoring 16 points off the bench. Former Ohio State Buckeyes Evan Turner and Jared Sullinger made the Cavs pay, as Turner scored 17 points and Sullinger scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and blocked three shots. The Cavs fall to 35-14 with the loss and are back at it on Saturday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. Tip-off is set for 7:30 PM. Related TopicsBoston CelticsCleveland CavaliersIsaiah ThomasJ.R. SmithKevin LoveKyrie IrvingLebron James
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Related TopicsHigh School Wrestling Shaun Bennett and Tim Alcorn on the latest in the high school wrestling scene. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede