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Counting begins in Mauritius election

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius – Counting was underway Friday, November 8, in Mauritius following a strong turnout in an election to decide who will govern one of Africa's wealthiest and most stable democracies for the next five years. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth is seeking a popular mandate in the Indian Ocean nation after being installed ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerNov 8th, 2019

The NBA’s East is loaded at the top, and might stay that way

By Tim Reynolds, Associated Press The West is used to being loaded at the top. The East, not so much. But a new year is arriving with a new look in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. The league will wake up on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) — the first day of 2020 — with six teams with winning percentages of .600 or better, the first time that’s been the case on New Year’s Day since 1998. “This is a tough part of the country, a tough part of our league,” Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. He didn’t say “finally,” but he could have. Just last spring, Brooklyn got the No. 6 seed in the East playoffs at 42-40. This season, it won’t be inconceivable if two teams in the East reach 50 wins and start the playoffs on the road anyway — which would be amazing, considering that every 50-win team in the East since 1998 has gotten a top-four seed. Has there been a power shift from one conference to another? And can what seems to be happening in the East race last until April? “My gut feel is, I think it can,” Brown said. “To your overall question, is there a power shift, I’m biased but I think quite possibly.” That one could easily be argued. Going into 2020, the basic structure of the standings in each conference is basically the same. There’s a team that has broken a bit away atop the pack — Milwaukee in the East; the Los Angeles Lakers out West. Then there are five teams jostling for spots 2 through 6 — Miami, Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia and Indiana in the East; Denver, the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston, Dallas and Utah in the West. There’s a team around .500 hovering in seventh — Brooklyn in the East, Oklahoma City in the West. And then there’s a below-.500 team in eighth — Orlando in the East, Portland in the West. The East and West have split the last eight NBA Finals, so it’s not like there’s been a huge disparity in talent at the very top. But the West, top to bottom, has unquestionably been the stronger side of the league for some time. Things seem different now. “It’s really competitive and you have to like this,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. “You have to enjoy it as a competitor. People have been disparaging the Eastern Conference for so long. You have some really good teams here in the East and the teams are proving it.” DECADE IN REVIEW There were seven different franchises with at least one NBA championship in the 2010s, Golden State leading the way with three followed by Miami with two. San Antonio was one of the five clubs with one — but a case could be made for the Spurs being the team of the decade. The Spurs had the most wins in the 2010s, whether just counting the regular season or adding both the regular season and the playoffs together. Oklahoma City was No. 2 in regular season wins, followed by Golden State, Houston and Miami. The fewest wins? That would be Sacramento, followed by Minnesota, Brooklyn, Phoenix and New York. But a special decade-long award for futility should go to Detroit and Sacramento — the only teams in the NBA that didn’t win a playoff game in the 2010s. The Pistons have lost 14 consecutive postseason contests since winning Game 4 of the 2008 Eastern Conference finals. Other high marks from the 2010s: Most points — Devin Booker scored 70 points for Phoenix against Boston on March 24, 2017. Most rebounds — Kevin Love had 31 for Minnesota against New York on Nov. 12, 2010. Most assists — Rajon Rondo had 25 for New Orleans against Brooklyn on Dec. 27, 2017. Most steals — Lou Williams had 10 for the Los Angeles Clippers against Utah on Jan. 20, 2018, and Draymond Green had 10 for Golden State against Memphis on Feb. 10, 2017. Green’s was part of a most unique triple-double; he also had 11 rebounds and 10 assists, but only four points. Most 3-pointers — Klay Thompson made 14 for Golden State against Chicago on Oct. 29, 2018. Most blocks — Poor Chicago. JaVale McGee had 12 for Washington against the Bulls on March 15, 2011, and Hassan Whiteside had 12 for Miami against the Bulls on Jan. 25, 2015. THE WEEK AHEAD A game to watch each day this week (PHL times listed): Wednesday, Dallas at Oklahoma City — The final game of the decade, and two West teams playing well. Thursday, Orlando at Washington — The first game of the decade, and two East teams that are ailing. Friday, Toronto at Miami — The Raptors and Heat are in the thick of the race, likely surprising many. Saturday, Philadelphia at Houston — Game 5 in a 10-game run of the 76ers are facing likely playoff teams. Sunday, San Antonio at Milwaukee — Begins a Gregg Popovich-Mike Budenholzer home-and-home that ends Monday. Next Monday, New York at L.A. Clippers — The Knicks have lost 13 of their last 14 against Doc Rivers’ club. Next Tuesday, Denver at Atlanta — The Nuggets, very quietly, are rolling along. The Hawks are not. ___ Tim Reynolds is a national basketball writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at treynolds@ap.org.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 1st, 2020

Johnson resumes Brexit work

Prime Minister Boris Johnson got down to work Monday following his sweeping election victory, appointing ministers and announcing plans to publish legislation this week to get Britain out of the European Union. The Conservative leader will present a bill on Friday that begins the process of ratifying the divorce terms he struck with Brussels in […] The post Johnson resumes Brexit work appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 17th, 2019

Mauritius premier tightens hold on parliament

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius – Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth's coalition has strengthened its grip on parliament after Mauritius' electoral commission finalized the outcome of the election in the Indian Ocean nation. Jugnauth's center-right Morisian Alliance won 4 more seats in the final allocation to hold 42 of 70 seats following Thursday's vote , the commission said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2019

Mauritians vote in first ballot since PM succeeded father

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius – Mauritians are voting in the first election since Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth was installed in the job after his father stepped down in 2017. Jugnauth succeeded his father Anerood Jugnauth as prime minister without a popular vote when the older man stood down two ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2019

Philippine LGBTIQ communities divided on election outcome

By: Ging Cristobal A NATIONAL election took place in the Philippines on May 13. Marred by controversy, accusations of vote-buying and faulty counting machines, the results of the election were correspondingly conflicting, further widening the divide between those loyal to the current government and president, and those eager for change. Same-sex sexual activity has never […] The post Philippine LGBTIQ communities divided on election outcome appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 5th, 2019

WATCH: Senate hearing on election issues

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate of the Philippines conducts a hearing on Tuesday, June 4, on several issues surrounding the recently concluded 2019 midterm elections. Among the issues to be discussed will be the sheer number of defective vote counting machines, bleeding markers, SD cards that didn’t work, and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2019

Doubts linger

WHEN the automated election was introduced in 2010, the quick counting and transmission of the results received general approval. Questions about the outcome were practically drowned out by public support. There were glitches, but they were explained that nothing is perfect but in general the results were credible. By 2013, reports of the source code […] The post Doubts linger appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

With counting done, Comelec faces Senate probe next

With all the election winners proclaimed, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is preparing to face a Senate investigation on technical glitches that marred the midterm polls......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019

Comelec conducts special polls in Isabela

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday conducted a special election in a village in Jones town here after two vote counting machines (VCMs) and ballots to be used in the area were set on fire last May 14......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2019

Special election, isasagawa sa Jones, isabela sa Lunes

Manila, Philippines – Magdaraos ang Commission on Elections (Comelec) ng special elections sa Jones, Isabela bukas, Lunes, Mayo 20, kasunod na rin nang naganap na panununog ng mga armadong lalaki ng dalawang vote counting machines […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsMay 19th, 2019

PPCRV to continue election return validation even after proclamation

The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting will continue validating election returns even after the proclamation of winning candidates in the midterm elections. However, PPCRV national chairperson Myla Villanueva said the digitally transmitted election returns will stop coming in once the proclamation begins. “We don’t have to be 100 percent. That count (electronic transmission) is […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 18th, 2019

The terror

Automated voting bulldozed to obsolescence the old days of uncertainty over election outcomes. I was weaned on manual ballot counting (1978 to 2007) that started in the night and extended up until the break of day......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2019

Accountability sought for election glitches

A coalition of citizens’ groups trooped to the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) yesterday morning to demand accountability from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) over the technical glitches that occurred in the vote counting machines (VCMs)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2019

Accountability sought for election glitches

A coalition of citizens’ groups trooped to the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) yesterday morning to demand accountability from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) over the technical glitches that occurred in the vote counting machines (VCMs)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2019

Thanks Mayor Tom; welcome Mayor Labella

There are two things that I should be thankful for to Mayor Tomas Osmeña. First, for what he has done for Cebu, and second, for showing his sportsmanship by conceding defeat the very night the counting of ballots was still on-going. He led his supporters to be calm. Prior to the election, I had the […] The post Thanks Mayor Tom; welcome Mayor Labella appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 16th, 2019

Palace: Poll results credible despite VCM, server issues

Despite vote-counting machine (VCM) glitches and issues with the election transparency server, Malacañang believes the results of the midterm polls, where its allies are dominating the senatorial race so far, are credible......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2019

Eleksiyon pumalya

FAILURE of election. Ito ang sigaw ng Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino (KDP), Philippine Computer Society Emeritus Toti Casiño dahil sa kaliwa’t kanang iniulat na kapalpakan ng ilang vote counting machines (VCMs) at paglabag sa proseso ng eleksiyon ayon sa Section 5 & 6 ng Omnibus Election Code at Republic Act 9369. Sa ginanap na media ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsMay 15th, 2019

2 suspects in burning of VCMs in Isabela under police custody - The Manila Times Online

TWO alleged suspects in the burning of vote counting machines (VCMs) and election paraphernalia in Isabela are currently under the custody of police after one was arrested on Tuesday nightREAD The pos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 15th, 2019

2 suspects in burning of VCMs in Isabela under police custody

TWO alleged suspects in the burning of vote counting machines (VCMs) and election paraphernalia in Isabela are currently under the custody of police after one was arrested on Tuesday night…READ The post 2 suspects in burning of VCMs in Isabela under police custody appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 15th, 2019
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