UP civic polls: Voters irate after names struck off the list

first_img “We voted for Vidhan Sabha elections and our polling station was Queen’s college. However, it seems that the State election commission did not validate its list from the Central election commission’s list. Could see the pain and anguish of people, especially the senior citizens whose statutory right to vote has been compromised because of irresponsible officials of the State election commission,” said Mr. Haider.Sayyad Ashraf Warsi, who runs a food store in Qaiserbagh, was, however, not that lucky. He could not find his name in the list in ward 44 of the Lucknow municipality where he lives. When he contacted officials, he said, they told him nothing could be done.”I had used the same booth in Tikrahouse to vote in the Assembly election. I don’t know what happened today. The officials at the booth went through the entire list but could not find my name,” said Mr. Warsi, looking puzzled. He said there were many others at the booth like him.Another voter in Lucknow complained that that his name was missing from all lists.”My vote used to be in Lucknow Montessori College, Purana Quila but it seems that voting stations have changed. I was told to try at Municipal Nursery School opposite Loreto but could not find our names there. What a pity!” he said.Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also raised the issue through a tweet. “Media reports that a lot of voters names are missing from the voting list of today’s election. This type of digital India cannot take us forward,” he said.The State election commission is yet to issue a statement. Second phase of civic polls in Uttar Pradesh Voting for the second phase of municipal election in Uttar Pradesh was marked by a large number of names missing from the voter lists across the State.In Lucknow itself, many well-known persons as well as common voters could not find their names on the voter list.Three-time Mayor of Lucknow Dauji Gupta could not find his name in the voter list in Naka Hindola area of the State capital, along with 20 family members. UP cabinet minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kalraj Mishra’s names were also missing from the voters’ list.MLA Nasir Khan from Rampur also could not vote.Mohammad Haider, a lawyer from Lucknow, was irate after he did not find his name in the original list. He located his name in some other ward’s list and eventually managed to vote.last_img read more

Top two volleyball clubs in Superliga collide in yet another championship duel

first_imgView comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Davao hammers listless Bacoor; Cebu triumphs They have been the two best clubs in the Philippine Superliga and, as another championship unfolds, Petron and F2 Logistics are all set for yet another heavyweight showdown.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issuecenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño The Blaze Spikers and the Cargo Movers collide at 6 p.m. on Saturday as Game 1 of the All-Filipino Conference best-of-three championship series blasts off at Mall of Asia Arena.It’s the fifth straight finals that Petron and F2 Logistics will face each other, underscoring the rise of their rivalry.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe two teams have seven titles between them.At 4 p.m., Cignal and Generika-Ayala collide in the bronze-medal match. Petron opened the conference with 10 consecutive victories in the preliminary round, before whipping Sta. Lucia and Cignal in the playoffs, to keep its hopes of sweeping the conference alive.“We can’t think of the sweep right away; our mission is to win the title first and foremost,” said Petron coach Shaq delos Santos.“If in the process of winning the title, we sweep all our games, then well and good.”Three years ago, the franchise, made up of an entirely different core, won all its 14 matches to clinch the All-Filipino title.This time, Petron will rely on heavyweights Mika Reyes, Aiza Pontillas, Ces Molina, Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons.ADVERTISEMENT In Petron’s way is a solid crew culled from the country’s most successful college program of late headed by Ramil de Jesus, one of the best local volleyball coaches these days.“We have to be realistic because F2 Logistics also has a solid lineup, a good coaching system and they have been playing together for a long time,” added Delos Santos, whose wards dominated the Cargo Movers in their first encounter, 22-25, 25-16, 25-16, 25-20.F2’s core is forged from La Salle’s volleyball program, with the likes of Cha Cruz-Behag, Aby Maraño, Majoy Baron, Kim Kianna Dy and Kim Fajardo leading the charge.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’last_img read more

Claudio Ranieri soaked in champagne as Leicester City receive EPL trophy

first_imgWith an English Premier League winner’s medal around his neck, Claudio Ranieri was preparing to reflect on the emotions of Saturday’s trophy presentation ceremony away from the boisterous partying on the field.The first championship-winning players in Leicester’s 132-year history had other ideas.Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel gatecrashed the news conference with the trophy, accompanied by champagne-carrying defender Christian Fuchs.Soon Ranieri was being sprayed with the bubbly along with the front row of journalists – and laptops. Fuchs then emptied the bottle on Ranieri while embracing his manager.The party has officially started. #havingaparty pic.twitter.com/XEUVWAgB9W Leicester City (@LCFC) May 7, 2016There’s a lot you can get away with when you have just delivered a 64-year-old manager his first top flight title and helped to transform 5,000-1 long-shots into one of the most improbable champions in sports history.What an incredible moment! #lcfc #havingapartyhttps://t.co/WpG48tKXdJ Leicester City (@LCFC) May 7, 2016As he dried out, Ranieri was asked if the hijinks demonstrated the strong team spirit.”Yes,” Ranieri said. “Without respect!”Ranieri was full of respect for the team’s performance before receiving the trophy. The title was secured without playing on Monday after second-place Tottenham was held to a draw by Chelsea, but the Foxes were full of their usual vigor against Everton on Saturday, sweeping to a 3-1 victory.It was fitting the goals were provided by Jamie Vardy and Andy King.Vardy’s striking endeavors have powered Leicester to the title, and the striker took his season tally to 24 against Everton. The former non-league player was just five minutes into his return from a two-game suspension before turning in King’s cross.advertisementKing, the only member of the team who was in the third tier with Leicester in 2009, then slotted into the net in the 33rd minute after Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year Riyad Mahrez weaved his way through the hapless Everton defense.Vardy won and converted a penalty in the 65th but he missed out on a hat trick when he blazed another spot kick over the crossbar. The Leicester miracle doesn’t always go to script.”Nothing can spoil today,” said Vardy who scored in a Premier League record 11 consecutive games during the season. “It’s been a very long and hard process to get where I am today.”Not even Kevin Mirallas’ late consolation for Everton could dampen Leicester’s spirits before captain Wes Morgan collected the trophy.”I asked the players, ‘Show me now you are the champions, the stadium is full, all the world is behind you to watch how you play,'” Ranieri said. “Our strength was concentration.”Ranieri was serenaded before the match on the field by tenor Andrea Bocelli – one of hundreds of Italians who came to witness a party 132 years in the making masterminded by their compatriot.Teams still scrabbling for points to survive in the Premier League will be drawing inspiration from Leicester. The central England team was in their position in the closing stages of last season before staging an escape as stunning perhaps as this season’s title charge.last_img read more

Ruling on the Bight PNP leader calls for respect of decision

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 19, 2017 – Providenciales – The Chief Justice Her Ladyship Margret Ramsey Halle will hand down her ruling on the matter of George Pratt vs. Porsha Smith-Stubbs at 9:30 am at the Supreme Court in Unit A-207 Graceway Plaza on Leeward Highway.   Opposition Leader Hon. Charles Washington Misick is urging all supporters and followers of the Progressive National Party and the Turks and Caicos as a nation to respect the decision when it is handed down and to uphold the rule of law.Individuals who may wish to attend the sitting are reminded that appropriate attire is required. Persons who may wish to remain outside on the court grounds for the ruling will be expected to maintain calm and orderly behavior. The Progressive National Party remains the Party for all the people and stands firm united and unbroken for the betterment of the Turks and Caicos Islands. God bless and keep us in your prayers.#MagneticMediaNews#FightfortheBight Decision – George C.D. Pratt v Porsha Stubbs and Ors Bight ruling coming, PDM Leader says Pratt is better Related Items:#FightForTheBight, #magneticmedianews Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Seven weeks to Bight Results General Election petitionlast_img read more

Its the last blue moon of the decade and you can totally

first_img Share your voice 1 Sci-Tech 12 Photos This is a full moon. A blue moon looks like a full moon. That’s it.  NASA/Kim Shiflett I’m all for an exciting “blood moon” (aka: a total lunar eclipse) or even a just slightly interesting “supermoon” when the full moon looks a smidge bigger in the sky, but there is absolutely no reason to get excited about this Saturday’s “blue moon.”You may have seen other headlines declaring that this will be the last time this unique full moon will rise until 2021, but there’s actually nothing astronomical that sets a blue moon apart from any other full moon. According to the Library of Congress, a blue moon occurs when a particular season has four full moons rather than the typical three. When this happens, the third moon of the four is labeled a blue moon. It has nothing to do with the actual coloration of our natural satellite, or anything to do with space, for that matter. It’s just one of the naming conventions from the old Farmers’ Almanacs: the same as calling January’s full moon a “wolf moon” because wolves were often heard howling at winter moons long ago, apparently.  That’s the most old school definition of a blue moon, a least. It’s also come to be defined as the second full moon that falls within the same calendar month. So if there’s a full moon on the first day of any month (except February), you’ll get a blue moon about four weeks later. Again, this newer definition really has nothing to do with the moon itself, which is just going about its normal orbiting business. Rather, a blue moon is dependent on the rather arbitrary calendar that we’ve all decided to use to keep track of our lives. So while blood moons aren’t actually bloody and supermoons are really more “kinda neat” than full-blown super, both are worth stepping outside to see. A blue moon, on the other hand, is really just the same as last month’s full moon. If you miss it, there’s a repeat showing four weeks later, just without the fancy title. center_img Super blood wolf moon lunar eclipse dazzles in striking photos Tags Comment Spacelast_img read more

Trump accuses media of ignoring terrorist attacks

first_imgUS President Donald Trump speaks following a visit to the US Central Command and Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base. Photo: AFPUS President Donald Trump accused the media Monday of disregarding attacks perpetrated by radical jihadists, in a provocative statement for which he provided no evidence.“ISIS is on a campaign of genocide, committing atrocities across the world. Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland,” the president said, using an acronym for the Islamic State group.Trump, who was speaking during a visit to US Central Command in Tampa, Florida then listed a string of attacks carried out in the United States, including 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombings, the Orlando gay nightclub massacre and the San Bernardino shootings.“You have seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe it’s happening. It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported,” Trump added.“And in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it,” he said, in one of his customary attacks on the media.“They have their reasons, and you understand that,” he concluded, without giving any explanation.Asked about the president’s statement shortly thereafter, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said “we’ll provide a list later.”“There’s several instances… There’s a lot of instances that have occurred where I don’t think they’ve gotten the coverage it deserved,” he said.last_img read more

2017 Summer Ending Revival

first_imgCalling all youth, millennials and young adults to attend the back to school crusade August 30- September 1st at 7pm nightly. Dr. E Dewey Smith and Bishop Marvin Sapp are the guest speakers.  Its free, no cost. Resource booths available in church lobby. Call  the church at 410-523-5603 or visit http://www.newshilohbaptist.orglast_img