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Florida online voter registration website is live

By on September 27, 2020

first_imgOn October 1, the Florida Department of State launched the state’s new online voter registration website  RegisterToVote Florida.gov. The website offers Florida residents an alternative to register to vote or update an existing registration, in a manner that’s convenient, secure and user-friendly.Florida Legislature passed lawIn 2015, the Florida Legislature passed and Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill directing the Department of State to implement online voter registration on October 1, 2017.Florida’s 67 county Supervisor of Elections now join 35 other states and the District of Columbia that have online voter registration available to their residents.RegisterToVoteFlorida.gov, the website for the online voter registration is offered in English and Spanish and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.At your fingertips“Voter registration is now at your fingertips,” says Broward County Supervisor of Elections, Dr. Brenda Snipes. “People can register to vote in the comfort of their own homes.”Florida residents who register to vote online will need a Florida driver license or state identification (ID) card and the last four digits of their social security number to complete and submit the voter registration application electronically.If the information cannot be validated, as prompted by the system, voters will be required to print the application from the website and mail or hand-deliver it to the Elections Office.Send printed applications to: Broward County Supervisor of elections, PO Box 029001, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302.For more on voter registration in Broward County, visit: https://www.caribbeannationalweekly.com/community-news/search-voters/last_img read more

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LIAT pilots under investigation

By on September 26, 2020

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (Antigua Observer) – The Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCA) says it is investigating a matter involving two senior LIAT pilots. The two are accused of operating an aircraft in contravention of their license agreement, which places a barrier on the age of a pilot and a co-pilot in a single cock-pit.ECCA says it cannot comment on the status of the investigation because of its sensitive nature. Chairman of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) Carl Burke says since both men are members of the association he would only comment after the probe ends.Last week, the two pilots one over the age of sixty and the other over sixty-five were allegedly scheduled to fly the same plane. The pilots’ license appears to prohibit this.If found culpable, the men who are senior both in age and rank, could face dismissal.LIAT acting CEO Julie Reifer-Jones could not be reached for comment. Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweetcenter_img Share 1091 Views   no discussions BusinessLifestyleNewsRegionalTravel LIAT pilots under investigation by: – October 4, 2016last_img read more

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Infineon and Panasonic to Jointly Develop GaN Power Devices

By on September 24, 2020

first_imgInfineon Technologies and Panasonic signed an agreement under which both companies will jointly develop Gallium nitride (GaN) devices based on Panasonic’s normally-off (enhancement mode) GaN on silicon transistor structure integrated into Infineon’s surface-mounted device (SMD) packages. In this context Panasonic has provided Infineon with a license of its normally-off GaN transistor structure. This agreement will enable each company to manufacture high performing GaN devices. Customers will have the added advantage of having two possible sources for compatible packaged GaN power switches: a setup not available for any other GaN on silicon device so far. Both parties have agreed not to disclose any further details of the contract.GaN on silicon has been receiving significant attention as one of the next compound semiconductor technologies that will on the one hand enable high power density and therefore a smaller footprint (e.g., for power supplies and adapters), and on the other hand serve as a major key for energy efficiency improvement. In general, power devices based on GaN on silicon technology can be used in a wide range of fields, from high voltage industrial applications such as power supplies in server farms (a potential application of the showcased 600V GaN device) to low voltage applications such as DC-DC conversion (e.g., in high-end consumer goods). According to an IHS market research report the GaN on silicon related market for power semiconductors is expected to grow with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 50%, leading to an expansion of volume from US$15 million in 2014 to US$800 million by 2023.The companies will showcase samples of a 600V 70mΩ device in a DSO (Dual Small Outline) package at the trade show Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), which will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, March 15-19, 2015.last_img read more

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Boys & Girls Club alum gives back

By on September 23, 2020

first_img RelatedCPO has high expectations for clubBy RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Michael Quist is a believer. He believes in the power of people. He believes in this community, and he believes in the Boys & Girls Club of America. As the recently hired director (officially titled Chief Professional Officer) of the Boys &…January 17, 2013In “News”Laguna Vista to fund Boys and Girls ClubBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista leaders decided in principle Tuesday to enter into a service agreement as a means to help fund the Laguna Madre Boys and Girls Club for the balance of this fiscal year, and likely the coming year as well. Last funded by the…July 25, 2015In “News”Laguna Vista funds Boys & Girls ClubBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The Laguna Vista Town Council this week unanimously approved a service agreement with the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Madre. At the Town’s July meeting, Club representatives agreed in principle with the funding request which stressed the need for financial support to facilitate…August 17, 2015In “News” By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comJoe Vega stands with four members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Laguna Madre shortly after surprising them with tablet computers. (Staff photo by Dina Arevalo).Joe Vega may be young at age 23, but he hasn’t let that stop him from giving back to his community. Recently, the rapper and manager of Dirty Al’s made a return to one of his favorite places to hang out as a kid, the Boys and Girls Club of the Laguna Madre.He was there to speak to current members of the club about how his experiences at the club positively influenced his life. “When you have someone to look up to and look at that really cares about you and is earnest about keeping a relationship with you. There’s a lot of us, the kids that come here, they might not have that at home. …It is those little things that stay in the back of your head throughout your life about being a responsible citizen,” he said. His goal in returning to the club time and again to “give back” is to help encourage the kids the way he was. “(I’m) trying to influence kids and telling them it doesn’t matter where you come from, it doesn’t matter your situation right now, as long as you have an idea of yourself in the future that’s bigger than you environment now. It doesn’t take a lot to give back to the community, to share with your friends and with your family,” he said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more

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Hardwork the key to record feats, says Ronaldo

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first_imgCristiano Ronaldo is human after all, or so he claims, despite sealing another “special” Champions League night with a hat-trick to put Real Madrid on the verge of the final once more.Ronaldo’s treble sealed a commanding 3-0 semi-final, first leg lead over Atletico Madrid and extended his advantage as the top scorer of all-time between the two sides with 21 in Madrid derbies.“With a combination of dedication and hard work, things come naturally,” said Ronaldo on Wednesday.“I am happy, lucky and human.”Ronaldo’s second hat-trick of the season against Atletico took his tally a stunning eight Champions League goals in his last three outings having hit five as Real saw off Bayern Munich 6-3 in the quarter-finals.“It was a game full of emotions. The team was phenomenal and to score three goals made it a special night,” he added.The front pages of Madrid sports dailies Marca and AS agreed.“A colossal Cristiano KOs Atletico with three goals,” said Marca.“Real Madrid played great, but it was he who applied the finishing touch three times over,” read AS’ editorial.Contrary to previous years, Ronaldo, 32, is in the best form of the campaign at the business end of the season having been consistently rested against weaker opposition by coach Zinedine Zidane to reserve his best for the big occasion.“I don’t know whether it’s all down to him being rested,” said Zidane.“Goalscoring is something he has over others, that is what makes him unique.”Ronaldo has now scored three more Champions League goals than Atletico have in their history with 103.That stat sums up the difference in European pedigree between Madrid’s two major clubs.For all the great work done to revive a sleeping giant in Atletico by Diego Simeone over the past five-and-a-half years, ending their hex against Real in the Champions League continues to allude them.The past three seasons have seen Atletico fall by the narrowest of margins due to late goals and via a penalty shootout in last year’s final.Most worryingly for Simeone, this was not the same hard luck story.Atletico were well beaten, failing to even register a single shot on target.“A disappointing Atletico didn’t wake up from their nightmare of the past few years,” concluded Marca.Atletico do have one final, unlikely shot at redemption in next Wednesday’s second leg (May 10).Despite their disappointment and despair, a special atmosphere is assured as it will be their final European game after 50 years at the Vicente Calderon.“It seems impossible, but it is football and football has these unexpected things that make it marvellous,” said Simeone.“Until the last drip of hope is gone, we will give it everything we have.“Being Atletico Madrid we might just be capable of it.”It is more likely being Atletico will mean missing out to Real once more.Anything but a miracle will leave Atletico headed for what could be a turbulent summer on and off the field.Doubts remain over whether their new 67,000 Wanda Metropolitano stadium will be ready in time for the start of next season as planned.As things stand, Simeone can’t strengthen his squad due to one-year transfer ban.And they risk losing their prized asset with a host of clubs, including Real and Manchester United willing to meet Antoine Griezmann’s 100 million euro ($109 million) buyout clause.Not that Ronaldo or Real will care. Their quest for history looks set for a Cardiff final on June 3 where they could become the first side to retain the trophy in the Champions League era.“We have a small advantage, we are a step away from Cardiff and hopefully we can finish it off,” added Ronaldo.last_img read more

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Alaska LNG Promoting New Website

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first_imgClick here to explore the Alaska LNG Project’s new website. Project Community Stakeholder Advisor Josselyn O’Connor…O’Connor: “There’s a really, super-cool, interactive map tool where you’ll be able to fly over the pipeline route that we’re working on. In addition we’re going to include more information about the project.”The Alaska LNG website states all the routes shown on the interactive map are preliminary and may be adjusted.The new website for the approximately 800-mile gasline promotes public involvement, an easier way to find recent environmental reports, and lists most of the project’s past community presentations. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Liquefied Natural Gas Project has overhauled its website and the project’s teams are promoting the new expanded content and tools people can use to find what they’re looking for.last_img read more

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Upgrade your ticket with our VIP hospitality offering

By on September 20, 2020

first_imgThe Cowshed Restaurant returns to Ashton Gate Stadium and is set to take over the Sports Bar and offer their most popular dish of ribeye steak, cooked to your liking, served with dauphinoise potatoes, peppercorn sauce, salad and a glass of Malbec.This special offer is exclusively for Season Card holders as well as supporters who have already bought a ticket for the match. The upgrade is just £38pp.If you are interested in our Cowshed hospitality offering or would like to find out more, please contact us on 0117 963 0630 or email hospitality@ashtongate.co.uk.last_img read more

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High school boys basketball: Furious fourth-quarter rally propels Bossier into 4A quarterfinals; Plain Dealing…

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first_imgThe Bossier Bearkats had been in similar situations before, but this time their season was on the line.Going into the fourth quarter of their Class 4A second-round playoff game, the No. 2 seed Bearkats trailed the No. 15 seed Northside Vikings by eight.Through the first three quarters, Bossier hadn’t shot the ball very well. The Bearkats had difficulty scoring from inside and outside. During one first-half trip down the floor, Bossier had at least five shots at the basket but couldn’t score.Meanwhile, the visitors from Lafayette were having success getting the ball inside to their big post players. They were also shooting reasonably well from outside.But as they have a couple of times this season, the Bearkats turned it on when they had to.Propelled by the 3-point shooting of Jacoby Decker and Tybo Wimberly, Bossier rallied for a 53-46 victory. The duo combined for five 3s in the fourth quarter. The Bearkats (30-6) will host No. 7 A.J. Ellender (24-11) in the quarterfinals Friday. The Patriots defeated No. 10 Carencro 65-61 on Tuesday.Bossier defeated Ellender 63-61 at Bossier on a bucket at the buzzer in last year’s quarterfinals en route to the state title.Meanwhile, the Plain Dealing Lions’ season came to an end Tuesday. The No. 11 Lions fell to No. 6 Tensas 69-58 in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs in Newellton. Plain Dealing finished 11-13.Early this season, Bossier rallied from a nine-point deficit in the final three-and-half minutes against Wossman to send the game into overtime, and the Bearkats went on to win.In the semifinals of the Bossier Invitational, Bossier came from 17 down in the fourth quarter to defeat Ruston.With less than a minute gone in the third quarter Tuesday, the Bearkats found themselves trailing Northside 30-17.Wimberly scored seven points in the third quarter. He and Decker hit one 3-pointer each, keeping the Bearkats within striking distance. But Bossier missed several chances to cut into the lead more.Early in the fourth quarter, Bossier’s full-court pressure defense starting taking its toll. The Bearkats got within three with 6:48 left. The Vikings pushed the lead back to five, but a 3-pointer cut it to 41-39 with 6:22 still left. Again Northside extended the lead to five. Wimberly answered with a 3. With 4:39 left, the Bearkats trailed 44-42.Bossier took its first lead of the game at 45-44 on a Decker 3-pointer, but Northside scored inside to go back on top.With 3:27 left, Wimberly gave the Bearkats the lead for good at 48-46 with a 3. After the Vikings failed to tie, Decker drove down the right side of the lane and scooped in a layup to make it 50-46 with 1:56 left.Bossier made 3-of-4 free throws down the stretch. Northside missed a 3-pointer and the Bearkats forced a turnover.Wimberly finished with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. Decker also made five from long range and scored 19.Kaalas Roots made three big free throws in the fourth quarter. Chris Davenport had a basket inside during the comeback.Bossier outscored Northside 24-9 in the fourth quarter.Billy Sonnier, a talented post player, led Northside with 17 points. Seneca Knight helped the Vikings build a 26-17 halftime lead with three 3-pointers. There was a scary situation after the game. Bossier’s Tyron McCoy went down on his back on the court. He was eventually helped to the area outside the Bearkats locker room and put on a training table. He was then taken by ambulance to a hospital where he was treated and released.A couple of times during the fourth-quarter rally, McCoy left the Bossier bench and went into the area outside the Bearkats’ locker room. Bossier coach Jeremiah Williams told media after the game that McCoy has a heart arrhythmia issue but doctors are OK with him playing basketball and, in fact, encourage it.— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

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Kai McKenzie-Lyle keeps a ‘clean sheet’ on Liverpool FC debut

By on September 18, 2020

first_imgGUYANA’S Senior National Men’s football team custodian, Kai McKenzie-Lyle, got off to a perfect start in his English Premier League campaign with Liverpool FC, starting between the uprights for the ‘Reds’ 3 – 0 win over Swansea City U23 side.Liverpool’s goals came from former Chelsea forward Dominic Solanke-Mitchell, Belgium’s youngest World Cup goalscorer Divock Okoth Origi and defender Nathaniel Phillips.Not many footballers can say they managed to make the jump from non-league to Premier League with one substitute appearance – but Liverpool’s newest recruit can certainly make that claim.Jurgen Klopp’s team have added the 20-year-old to their side after he impressed on trial over the summer, despite the fact that McKenzie-Lyle has only made a single senior sub appearance.That came for National League side Barnet back in December 2015, when they were a football league outfit in a 3-1 defeat to Portsmouth, with McKenzie-Lyle making his debut after Jamie Stephens was sent off.Add in an international career with Guyana, which was started by Football Manager Researchers and where he scored on his debut before saving a penalty in his next game, and Liverpool have themselves an interesting project.Jack Thorpe was the man who alerted the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) to his eligibility, after helping the popular game out with research before its launch for the 2017 version, and McKenzie-Lyle’s story bears similarity to the international career of one of the Premier League’s newest goalkeeper – Neil Etheridge of Cardiff City.Guyana’s Kai Mckenzie-Lyle in action for Liverpool FC’s U23 side against Swansea City“I was helping out the Football Manager people at this time,” Thorpe said, “I went on Kai’s Twitter profile, if you still have a look at it now he’s gotten written on it that he’s Jamaican and Guyanese. I just thought that at the time he wasn’t playing first team football at Barnet, he was in a never zone where he was too old for U18s but too young to risk starting him in League Two.”“Neil Etheridge was the one who came to mind, because I thought he was in a similar position at Fulham, and he started playing for the Philippines at a really young age and he got some really good experience and it’s worked out for him long term, so I thought that might have the same benefit for Kai,” Thorpe said.It didn’t take long for McKenzie-Lyle to get the call-up for the Guyana side. Thorpe spoke to Faizal Khan, alerting him to Lyle’s eligibility to play, and Khan did the rest.“The guy who is the captain of Guyana now is a guy called Sam Cox, who played for Spurs as a first year pro but got released, and I knew him and knew he had just got called up for Guyana. I sent him a message and asked to put me in touch with the FA, and he put me in touch with the guy called Faizal. I said this guy is pretty confident, he’s massive and can stop the ball most of the time, are you interested? They (Guyana) called him up pretty much straight after that – he had to get the passport which took a few months but other than that they were down for it,” Thorpe reasoned.Those call-ups have seen McKenzie-Lyle gain more first team exposure at an international level than he has at club level, something that has played an instrumental part in showing Liverpool he has the potential to make it at the Premier League giants.Not playing regularly at club level is bound to have its stresses – Barnet were relegated to the National League last season, and despite their troubles Martin Allen sent Lyle on loan to Hayes & Yeading United, who play in the Isthmian League South Central Division.However, new manager John Still brought in keepers Richards Matrevics and Mark Cousins, meaning McKenzie-Lyle’s route to first team football was blocked once more, leading to the 20-year-old heading on trial to the Reds in July.But how did a young player who has been deemed good-enough for Liverpool, not get a chance at Barnet?Thorpe explains, “Kai is in this grey zone where people didn’t want to take a risk starting him because of his age, but actually he’s quite a good goalkeeper. In a way he’s in a false position, I worked for Barnet for a few years and we had a number of kids that went to never play first team football, but went to Premier League clubs at U21 age.”“We had a few kids at Barnet who got moves elsewhere and I think [that] is Liverpool thinking outside the box a bit, in that he is a relatively inexpensive gamble. Physically, he ticks every single box you want from a goalkeeper – he’s six foot five, he’s strong and commanding on crosses, and the other aspects of being a goalkeeper you could argue are more coachable. If you put him in that environment where he’s receiving a better quality of coaching, maybe he can suddenly kick on,” Thorpe reasoned.It may be some time before Liverpool fans see Lyle turn out for the first team at Anfield – he’s behind Allisson, Simon Mignolet, Kamil Grabara and Caoimhin Kelly in the pecking order at the moment.But do fans need to know about their six-foot five-inch shot-stopper? “In some areas he’s already a top keeper,” Thorpe explained, adding “You look at your four corners and for the physical corner he’s outstanding already. It all depends, he’s got huge potential but he also isn’t the finished product by any means, so I wouldn’t expect him to be playing any first team games straight away. But it would be nice if he gets a platform to play regularly in the U21s, which he wasn’t even getting at Barnet, because his loan spells have been at a low level.”“He’s had very few minutes in his career so far and that’s why the Guyana thing was nice, because although he hasn’t played many times he’s been exposed to that senior environment, because until you’ve had those minutes outside of youth football, a lot of people and managers consider your CV blank, even though you’ve got a lot of outings. He’s got very few games, and I think if he had more he’d be the first choice keeper at Barnet right now but as it turns out, this maybe a better route for him.last_img read more

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Morris Chestnut explains why he’s not interested in a “Best Man” TV series

By on August 28, 2020

first_imgCBS Photo Archive / Contributor(LOS ANGELES) — Morris Chestnut is opening up about one of the most challenging roles he’s ever had to play in his career.During a recent chat with Essence, Chestnut reveals it was extremely difficult becoming his Best Man character, Lance Sullivan, a football player who learns his fiancee has cheated on him with his best man.“To go to an emotional place like that…you guys see it one time [onscreen], but it’s done several times, and you have to go to that emotional place,” he explained. “So, there were literally times [when] it took a minute. It did take a minute because at that point in my career, I never had to go that deep.”In fact, Chestnut says he even had a little PTSD after taking on the role.“I would literally — probably at least for a year — I would think about that scene and I would have chills,” he added.Now as he recollects on the 1999 film, which also starred Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Terrence Howard and Taye Diggs, Chestnut says he’s definitely not interested in bringing Sullivan to the small screen.“It’d be too challenging,” he says. “I wouldn’t want to do it.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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