Of course we hoped that Joe Biden would win in such a landslide that the evening would end with the outcome clear, even as counting continued. That is not the case. But as stressful as this is, continued vote counting is not a sign that anything is wrong. The waiting sucks, though. Election night is ending without a clear winner in the presidential race—an outcome we’d hoped to avoid, but knew was a strong possibility. The massive increase in mail ballots combined with laws in some states that prevented those mail ballots being processed ahead of time means that some key states are—as predicted—still counting, and may be counting for days.Arizona’s vote counting has slowed to a crawl. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan all have large numbers of mail ballots to count, a process that could take days in some cases. Atlanta and its suburbs have significant numbers of votes to be counted, again, not until later Wednesday morning at the earliest. – Advertisement – – Advertisement –
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Former Brazil star Cafu has expressed his sadness after the death of two construction workers at the Arena de Sao Paulo on Wednesday.A giant crane collapsed as workers tried to put the final part of the roof on the stadium, which will host six matches at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.Cafu, who made 142 appearances for Brazil and won two World Cups, said it was an accident that happened at construction sites.”I think that accidents can happen anywhere. If you are rebuilding your house, something tragic can happen,” the 43-year-old said.”Can you imagine a construction of that size? Arena Corinthians is a massive construction site, so I think that is something normal. I think that this shouldn’t affect our preparation for the World Cup.”Obviously we are all sorry about the workers and the families’ loss. These people were helping to build Arena Corinthians on time so we are deeply sorry for their families.” Sao Paulo defender Lucio, another former Brazil international, said he understood there would be fear and anxiety after the deaths.The former Bayern Munich defender, who was in Germany when they hosted the World Cup in 2006, said the organisation in Brazil was steps behind.”Brazil is so much bigger than Germany when they hosted the World Cup in 2006. This situation makes any organising attempt much more complex,” Lucio said.”Germany is smaller but because of their culture they are much more organised, more reliable, they keep their promises.”I think Brazil has to be more clear and organised about everything. The country shouldn’t overlook the small details. “Obviously some will fear and get anxious about our capabilities to host this event after what has happened. I think we are capable of hosting the World Cup but how good the event will be? That’s another question.”We ask if supporters will have good public transport, a safe environment, and nobody knows the answer.”We hope we can do it but there is no question that Germany was ahead of us by far at this stage.”
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday signed 21 bills, including measures intended at improving school bus safety and preventing bear poaching.The school bus safety bill (HB 37) will increase penalties for motorists who do not follow traffic rules when buses are stopped to load and unload children.It would increase the minimum penalty from $100 to $200 for drivers who fail to stop for school buses. In addition, the law would double the minimum penalty from $200 to $400 for motorists who pass stopped school buses on the side where children enter and exit.“This bill is a step in the right direction,” Republican House sponsor Ardian Zika, of Land O’ Lakes, said before the House approved the measure last February. “Today, we are sending a loud and clear message that the Florida House of Representatives stands by the safety of our children and our communities.” However, Democratic Rep. Joe Geller, of Aventura, said he was “reluctantly” supporting the bill, as he believes the proposed fines are too high.“We’re fining someone up to $400 because they look away for a second, maybe because their kids are fighting in the backseat, and they don’t see that they’re passing a school bus that’s stopped,” Geller said in February. “That’s just too high. It’s just too much money to be charging for what is likely to be an inadvertent mistake.”Another bill signed by Gov. DeSantis (HB 327) seeks to stop poaching of black bears. It is a practice that stems partially from killing the animals for their gallbladders. Bear bile, which is secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder, can bring hundreds or thousands of dollars on the black market, where it is promoted as a cure for numerous illnesses.The governor is also in the process of signing the upcoming year’s $93.2 billion budget.
Facebook9Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the YWCA of OlympiaDid you find time for some spring cleaning? If so, the YWCA of Olympia will take your donations of gently used bagged clothing items for delivery to Value Village-Lacey in the month of June. This special once-per-year drive will begin on Monday, June 2nd and end on Monday, June 30th. For each bag donated, Value Village-Lacey will make a donation directly to the YWCA of Olympia and their programs which empower women and girls.Clothing can be dropped off at the YWCA (220 Union Ave) in bags Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm between June 2 and June 30 ONLY. The YWCA will take all donations to Value Village Lacey on Wednesday, July 2 and Value Village will donate back to the YWCA for every single donation you bring in! The agency is working with Auto Mall Mini Storage for the entire month to secure and collect all of your generous donations. What are we looking for?ClothingShoesAccessories (Ties, belts, scarves, purses, socks, wallets)Bed & Bath (towels, sheets, drapes, yarn, pillows, blankets)We also welcome hygiene product donations of toothpaste for the Other BankFor more information contact (360) 352-0593 or email@example.com.
A goal by Zack Smith at 7:35 of the third period snapped a 2-2 tie and powered the Binghamton Senators to a 3-2 road victory over the Pirates in game one of the AHL Calder Cup Atlantic Division Finals Wednesday in Portland, M.E. The win was Binghamton’s first of the postseason to come in regulation. All four victories over the Manchester Monarchs in the division semifinals came in overtime.Former KIJHL defenceman for the Nelson Leafs Geoff Kinrade, 25, plays for Binghamton.The 6-foot, 207-pound Kinrade finished the game logging tons of minutes and a minus-1 on the stats sheet.Captain Ryan Keller and rookie Bobby Butler also scored for the Baby Sens, the farm team of NHL’s Ottawa franchise.The Baby Sens and Pirates return to the ice in Portland Thursday for Game 2 of the best-of-seven Atlantic Division Finals.
Lifford goalkeeper Shay Given has joined Middlesbrough on loan from Aston Villa.Shay Given has gone out on loan.The 37-year-old former Irish number one joins for a month after Boro’s first-choice keeper Jason Steele was given a three-match ban for his sending-off at Leeds United.Given has been back-up to Brad Guzan at Villa Park since being displaced as number one in August last year. He has made 599 career appearances in spells with Blackburn, Newcastle, Manchester City and Villa.But he has not played since January’s FA Cup defeat by Millwall and earlier this term was linked with a move to Doncaster.It is unclear if an option has been pencilled into the deal to allow the Donegal man to sign a more permanent deal if things work out.Shay had been linked to a number of clubs including Liverpool and Celtic. SHAY GIVEN SIGNS FOR MIDDLESBROUGH ON LOAN was last modified: November 29th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)