Woking, Weybridge & Camberley offices: West Surrey flurry

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BLOG: How to Follow Pennsylvania Primary Election Returns

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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Government That Works,  The Blog,  Voting & Elections Today is the day: April 26th is the Pennsylvania primary. Registered voters in the Republican and Democratic parties will head to the polls to make their choice for President of the United States, United States Senator, statewide row offices and most of the state legislative seats in Pennsylvania.Polls are open from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM — Go vote!After the polls close, you can head over to the Department of State’s election-night returns website, which offers up-to-the-minute statewide results.The portal allows users to customize searches, receive timely updates and view results on mobile devices. The site also provides direct links to each county’s election results website.Visitors to the site can take advantage of a location-based service through the “My County” link which instantly brings up results for the county in which the user is located.The election returns website can be accessed on the Department of State’s home page at dos.pa.gov. The Department will have results on the site as it receives reports from Pennsylvania’s 67 counties after the polls close at 8 PM on Election Day.Miss the registration deadline for the primary? It is never too early to register online so you can participate in the 2016 General Election on Tuesday, November 8th. By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img April 26, 2016 BLOG: How to Follow Pennsylvania Primary Election Returnslast_img read more

Mohammed slams 104 against Canada  before Over-50s World Cup suspended

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first_imgCAPE TOWN – West Indies Over-50s middle- order batsman Azad Mohammed hit a fluent century against Canada on Sunday in round three of the Over-50s Cricket World Cup at Western Province Cricket Club just before tournament organisers pulled the curtains on the 12-team show piece due to the threat of coronavirus.Speaking to the teams and members of the public at the completion of West Indies’ innings, Chairman of the tournament Stirling Hamman said “a decision was made with consultations from four specialist doctors in South Africa to suspend the Over-50s Cricket World Cup with immediate effect and to urge teams to return to their respective homes as soon as possible.This is due to the rapidly spreading corona virus in South Africa and around the world. It is unfortunate but it is the best decision at this time.”Prior to the news of the suspension West Indies and Canada were in the middle of a key group A fixture with the Caribbean side opting to bat first. After losing their first two matches in their first such tournament, West Indies were desperate for an improved showing especially with the bat and they got it.Mohammed walked to the crease with his team tottering at 40-3 in the 11th over and immediately went to work. His first assignment was to repair the innings after the top order was blown for the third consecutive time. After the stability, the right handed batsman then launched an assault to see West Indies to 243-7 from their 45 overs. Earlier, West Indies lost openers Narine Bishesi (2) at 4-1 and Ishwar Maraj (15) at 30-2 followed by Julian Charles (7) at 40-3 and were desperate for a partnership against the fired up Canadians.Mohammed popularly called ‘Parlour Boy’ got to his first 50 from 57 balls with 7 fours and while at the crease saw the fall of Sudesh Dhaniram LBW for the third consecutive time for 20 and Rajendra Sadeo for 10 but he kept going and found the perfect partner in Roy Singh. Singh picked the gaps to rotate the strike nicely and hit 6 boundaries of his own as he grew in confidence. However, as he was approaching his half century he was bowled for 44 leaving Mohammed at the other end on 93 not out ending the 113-run partnership for the sixth wicket with 15 balls still available. Mohammed kept going and moved from 94 to 100 with a massive six over long on before Puvi Ravishankar (2/38) cleaned him up. The Trinidadian faced 97 balls hitting 15 fours and a six to put West Indies on the verge of a massive win before the disappointing news broke.New ball bowler Naveed Serai with 3/29 was the pick of the bowlers with his accurate seamers while Vince Correia (1/45) and David Mohammed (1/46) supported.Tournament directors will convene a meeting as soon as the threat of the deadly virus subsides to determine the way forward, as was confirmed by Hamman.last_img read more

Lakers survive another close one in Memphis, create last-second turnover

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first_imgMEMPHIS >> Another struggling team had a shot to take down the Lakers — and yet they couldn’t get that final shot off.It was down to literally the last second Saturday night in Memphis when the Lakers forced a turnover for the second straight night, getting possession and the gritty 109-108 win against the upstart Grizzlies for their seventh in a row.It was ugly, and the Lakers (14-2) couldn’t have done it without every one of LeBron James’ 30 points and Anthony Davis’ 22. It’s not exactly a great trend: The last three games — and four of the last five — have been decided by five points or fewer, all against teams with losing records. Led by rookie Ja Morant with 26, Memphis (5-10) was the fiestiest yet of these opponents.The Lakers just have had a little bit more down the stretch so far. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“They were beating us in all aspects — free throw attempts, fastbreak points, everything,” James said. “We just kept our composure. That’s what we do.”The NBA’s assist leader so far, James temporarily abdicated his distributor role in favor of a more aggressive approach: He took a team high 27 shots, making 14 of them. Coaches and teammates noted, with raised eyebrows, that despite numerous drives to the paint, James shot not a single free throw in the game.The Lakers looked their best at the start of the third quarter after a sluggish start: Fueled by 3-pointers, the team took its first lead of the night on an 11-2 run that was one of the most dramatic of 11 lead changes in the game.A number of Grizzlies gave the Lakers’ vaunted defense problems on Saturday night, but none moreso than Morant, who seemed far more confident than a first-year player on high-speed drives to the rim. It hurt also that Alex Caruso, a steady second rotation presence, could not play after re-aggravating a calf strain. In addition to missing Avery Bradley (right leg hairline fracture), the Lakers were limited in their on-ball options.After one key fourth quarter sequence in which he scored back-to-back baskets, Morant flexed by the baseline, giving a glimpse of the star he may one day become. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Not long after, James checked back in for the final four minutes to help take back the lead. He and Davis had a 7-0 run to get ahead by four points with 53 seconds remaining.Related Articlescenter_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error A costly turnover by Kyle Kuzma led to a lay-up by Morant, but even though James missed a subsequent 3-point attempt that the Grizzlies rebounded, the young Memphis squad couldn’t execute their inbounds play. The result was Jaren Johnson Jr. sliding out of bounds on the attempted pass by Kyle Anderson.Frank Vogel credited Davis, who had five blocks and three steals, for leading the defensive effort.“What he does on the defensive end, just keeps us in it,” he said. “If we don’t have a better second half defensively, we lose this game tonight. For him to get five blocks, just kind of hold the fort down on the defensive end for us was a big part of the win.”The Lakers had complained of a loud morning concert on the FexEx Forum Plaza outside their hotel that kept them from getting their sleep after playing in Oklahoma City the night before. Vogel said he asked for earplugs from the hotel, while James shared his annoyance through Instagram videos and tweets.Perhaps that factored into a slower start, which saw the Grizzlies seize a 14-4 lead in the first quarter and lead by as much as 15 points in the first half. The Lakers perimeter defense was dicey, giving up 10 3-pointers in the first half alone.Still, wins that are eyesores are still wins. Not even James has had a better start through 16 games in his entire 17-year career. Particulary on a back-to-back, the Lakers were relieved, if not proud, to have come through in both, no matter how ugly.“Obviously we’d like to play better on both ends of the floor, and like them to be not as close as they’ve been, but sometimes it goes like that,” Danny Green said. “You need to find a way to win. Low on bodies or energy on a back-to-back, but at the end of the game, we got the stops we needed and the scores we needed.”last_img read more