Biden wins seven states on Super Tuesday, Sanders takes two -network projections

first_imgA resurgent Joe Biden was projected to win seven large states on Tuesday, and front-runner Bernie Sanders captured two states with several others too close to call on the biggest day of voting in the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating race.Edison Research and the main television networks declared Biden the winner in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama based on exit polls on Super Tuesday, when Americans in 14 states voted for a Democratic challenger to Republican President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election.Fox News projected Biden would also win Oklahoma. The Associated Press projected he would also win Arkansas and Minnesota. NBC News reported that Bloomberg would reassess whether to stay in the race on Wednesday, but a campaign official said it was inaccurate to suggest his White House bid could end on Wednesday. The official said the campaign reassesses everyday.Biden, former President Barack Obama’s vice president, has enjoyed a burst of momentum since a blowout win in South Carolina on Saturday, which led to endorsements from a flood of prominent party officials and former rivals.Broad Biden coalition He entered Super Tuesday hoping to muscle aside Bloomberg and consolidate support from moderates in Tuesday’s voting, turning the race into a one-on-one contest against Sanders.Biden’s showing in the Super Tuesday states was fueled by strong support among a broad coalition of voters including women and men, white and black, those with or without college degrees, and those who considered themselves liberal or moderate.With 100% of the precincts reporting in Virginia, Biden was winning more than half of the votes in that southern swing state, well ahead of Sanders. In Alabama, he was winning 69% of the vote, and in North Carolina he was winning 34%.Edison Research forecast a record turnout of 1.3 million voters in Virginia, well ahead of 986,203 in 2008 and 785,041 in 2016.Early exit polls by Edison Research showed Biden was winning large majorities of African-American voters in the South, including 72% in Alabama, 71% in Virginia, 63% in North Carolina and 62% in Tennessee.In Virginia, Biden won the votes of more than four of 10 white college educated women, compared to about two in 10 each for Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the senator from Massachusetts.Bloomberg was a wild card heading into the voting, as he joined the competition for the first time. In early results, he was winning more than 15% of the vote, enough to pick up some delegates, in North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Colorado and Arkansas.The moderate Bloomberg skipped the first four contests and bombarded Super Tuesday and later voting states with ads, but saw his poll numbers slip after coming under fire during Democratic debates over past comments criticized as sexist and a policing policy he employed as New York’s mayor seen as racially discriminatory.Biden is trying to build a bridge between progressive Democrats’ desire for big structural change and more moderate Democrats yearning for a candidate who will be able to win over enough independents and Republicans to oust Trump.Fresh momentum That effort gained fresh momentum on the eve of Tuesday’s voting as moderate presidential rivals Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, endorsed Biden after withdrawing from the race.The pace of the Democratic race begins to accelerate after Super Tuesday, with 11 more states voting by the end of March. By then, nearly two-thirds of the delegates will have been allotted.Sanders headed into Tuesday with 60 delegates to Biden’s 54 in the state-by-state nominating fight. Sanders managed a virtual tie with Buttigieg in Iowa and wins in New Hampshire and Nevada.Besides leading in polls in California, Sanders also is ahead of Biden by a smaller margin in polls in Texas. Sanders’ strength with Hispanics should pay dividends in that state, where Latinos comprise one-third of the Democratic electorate.Biden, whose South Carolina win affirmed his popularity with black voters, hoped to win five states where African Americans make up at least a quarter of the Democratic electorate: Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Arkansas.Democrats living abroad began voting in a primary set to run until March 10. The last polls will close in California at 8 p.m. PST (0400 GMT on Wednesday).The next contests, on March 10, will be in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington state. Topics :center_img Sanders was projected to win in Colorado and his home state of Vermont, expected outcomes for the self-described democratic socialist and independent senator who hopes to take a huge step toward winning the nomination on Tuesday.More than one-third of the delegates who will pick the eventual nominee at a July convention are up for grabs in primary elections on Tuesday that could provide some clarity at last in a muddled race for the White House.Early results showed Sanders holding a narrow lead over Biden in Texas, while Biden had a narrow lead in Massachusetts and Minnesota.The rush of early results left Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former New York mayor who spent more than half a billion dollars on advertising, largely out of the running, with his only victory coming in the U.S. territory of American Samoa.last_img read more

WPB Police Identify Suspect in Sex Assault Case Involving Wrong Vehicle

first_imgDNA evidence submitted to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office Serology Lab provided a match, as did a new sample which was submitted this week.Thompson was already in jail on unrelated charges when he was informed of the sexual assault charge. West Palm Beach Police have connected a 31-year-old man to a sexual assault that occurred last January following a mistaken car situation.On January 4, an unidentified woman was with family and friends in unincorporated West Palm Beach, according to police.After drinking alcohol, she used a smartphone car service, then got into the wrong vehicle.Police say the suspect, Eddie Lee Thompson, took the woman to a motel at 3911 Broadway Ave., where he sexually assaulted her.last_img

Overtime 3-26-14

first_imgFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier BILL NEAL:10 All you “Ballers”…shout this out.  David “Dr. Death” Trent went  “toe to toe” with death and as usual he won.  David Trent, the legendary shooting phenom out of 5th Avenue High and Tuskegee University, as well as a stand out all-star and single game record holder in the nationally recognized Connie Hawkins NCAA/Pro/AM Summer Basketball League (51) fought off a rare foot infection to remain in the game…the game of life!  Bad news is, he suffered a leg amputation below the knee.  Good news is he’s recovering well at UPMC Presby. All you cats that David raised on, do the right thing and call or visit him. He’ll be in a few more weeks. Of course that will be all of you. No one that ever played against him could stop him. NO – BODY!  Including you.:09 I don’t know if you heard, but I’m back in the hunt. What am I talking about you say? Paula Patton is free again and I am gonna get her!:08 As you all know, I know nothing about hockey, but I know this, if a man just had a stroke six weeks ago and he’s trying to play again…well, that’s a bad man! And I don’t even know his name.  I told you I didn’t know anything.:07 I told you not to worry about Pitt. Game one is in the bag. A beat down of Colorado.  Who?  That’s right!:06 Speaking of Pitt, and I was, the greatest female basketball player in Pitt history and one     of the greatest in Western Pa. and Big East history…Jennifer Bruce, was recognized for the legend that she is and was recently honored as an “ACC Legend.”:05 And by the way, while we’re in a constant mode to get Sam Clancy’s uniform retired, you gotta put Jennifer Bruce in the rafters as well.  Hell, she outscored all the men in Pitt history…I’m just saying!:04 The Champions High School All-Star Classic is coming. You didn’t miss it. We’re still looking for grade school and middle school boys and girls teams to play. If you have a team, call the Champions at 412-628-4856.  High school seniors call right away. Ask for Warren Jackson, classic director.:03 You better sign Maurice Jones-Drew…all three of him, or have you forgotten your running back desperation from last year!?!?:02 If you think for one minute that Phil Jackson is not going to turn the Knicks into a     champion, and soon, you’ve been smokin’  too much of the now legal weed coming out of Arizona.  He will and they will.  Take it to the bank!:01 Okay, I’ll give it to ya one more time cause I know some of you Brashear and Oliver grads are a little slower than the rest of the free world. “Nite of the Champions” with the Steeler legends at the Rivers Casino Grand Ballroom.  Saturday, March 29, 7-10 p.m.—$25 donation—free hors d’oeuvres—cash bar—free parking and the greatest players to ever play the game. C’mon man! You know you can’t beat that.  Call 412-628-4856 for information.:00 President Obama, please leave Russia alone or you’re gonna go down in history as the Black President that brought the world to an end…I am just sayin!~ GAME OVER ~last_img read more

Wriddhiman Saha registers himself in the history books with his 100th Test dismissal

first_imgAdvertisement oksd6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8hgpgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ecn6gb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) mhrWould you ever consider trying this?😱tj4jCan your students do this? 🌚9dh4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Apart from their strong batting line-up and a fiery pace attack, the Indian cricket team under Virat Kohli have made significant improvement in fielding. Over the last few years the team have made spectacular fielding a habit which was evident in the first day of the historic Day-Night Test at Kolkata. Rohit Sharma took a one-handed flyer and just a while later, keeper Wriddhiman Saha pulled off a stunning low catch to remove Mahmudullah in a move that no one in the stadium saw coming.Advertisement The Eden Gardens crowd thought they saw the catch of the match by opener Rohit Sharma when the wicketkeeper decided to raise the bar.Advertisement The 20th over was being bowled by Ishant Sharma and Mahmudullah edged the fourth ball of the over towards skipper Virat Kohli. Saha sensing that it won’t carry till his captain at first slip, dived to his right and the ball stuck right in the webbing between the thumb and forefinger.With this stunner, Saha also completed 100 dismissals in Test cricket and is the fifth Indian to reach the landmark. MS Dhoni, leads the chart with 294 dismissals in 166 innings while Syed Kirmani is second with 198 dismissals from 151 innings. Kiran More (130) and Nayan Mongia (107) are on the third and fourth spots respectively.Read Also:Virat Kohli: Pink ball favours swing bowlingFormer captain Mohammad Azharuddin explains why Indian bowling attack is lethalVirat Kohli ready to play pink ball cricket in Australia – provided there is a practice match beforehand! Advertisementlast_img read more

Library Association Presents Checks to Sandy-Damaged Libraries

first_imgOCEANPORT – New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) officials presented $1,942 checks to three Monmouth County libraries – Oceanport, Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach – that were damaged last year during Super Storm Sandy.During a ceremony at the Oceanport Library last month, NJLA Executive Director Patricia Tumulty and NJLA President Eileen Palmer gave the checks to Monmouth County library officials, including Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, library liaison, and Monmouth County Library Commission Chair Renee B. Swartz.Monmouth County Library Board Chairwoman Renee B. Swartz, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Oceanport Branch Manager Katie Kenny, Sea Bright Library Director Joan Walsh and Monmouth Beach Library Director Judith Bakos.“We are touched by all the people who donated to our libraries damaged by Sandy, and we thank them for their generosity,” Burry said. “We all know how much the residents in Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach and Oceanport value their libraries, and the money will be put to good use.”Burry noted that many of the Monmouth County library branches and member librar­ies were able to act as “ports in the storm” during Sandy, offering residents a warm and dry refuge with a place to charge their electronic devices and use public computers.Swartz emphasized the Monmouth County library’s increasing role in the community. “Hurricane Sandy was yet another example of how the library in recent years has evolved and expanded, so that the library now functions as a true community center for residents,” Swartz saud.Palmer said the NJLA received calls from people all over the country – and from as far away as Scotland – who wished to help New Jersey libraries damaged by Super Storm Sandy. As a result, the NJLA took in more than $13,000 in donations and formed the Save Our New Jersey Libraries fund, according to Tumulty.The money raised is being equally distributed to the seven libraries throughout the state that were damaged by the storm. Each library will receive $1,942.Oceanport branch manager Katie Kenny, Monmouth Beach Library director Judith Bakos and Sea Bright Library director Joan Walsh accepted the checks.The Oceanport Library, which was flooded with almost 2 feet of water from the Shrewsbury River during Sandy, was closed for renovation for almost nine months, and reopened on July 1.The library on Ocean Avenue in Sea Bright was severely damaged by the storm’s tidal surge, but borough officials are currently renovating the building.The Monmouth Beach Library is now operating out of a room in the Monmouth Beach Borough Hall until a decision is more about a permanent placement.last_img read more

Bombers look to rebound at Vernon Tournament

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers look to bounce back after a disappointing result at the Bomber Invitational Tournament when the team travels to Vernon for a weeekend event.The Bombers finished fourth after dropping a 72-69 decision to Prince Charles of Creston in the Consolation Final.LVR played the game minus starters Robby Dixon and Josh Matosevic. Both players suffered injuries earlier in the tournament.”A (J. Lloyd) Crowe player undercut Josh and he fell on his back and was hurt and only played about 15 minutes the rest of the weekend,” a disappointed Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan explained. “Robby also rolled his ankle in that game and he didn’t play the rest of the weekend.”Dixon is expected to play this weekend in Vernon while Matosevic will be a game-time decision.Minus to key players, the Bombers ran out of gas against Prince Charles after losing to Rutland in the semi final game earlier in the day.Rutland defeated Osoyoos Rattlers 86-78 in the Final to capture the Tournament Title.The Rattlers led by 10 points entering the fourth quarter but also ran out of gas as the South Okanagan squad entered the tourney with a short bench of players.LVR opened the tournament manhandling both Nakusp and J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail by respective, 95-9 and 79-26 scores.The Hangar will once again by busy this weekend as the LVR Bombers host a Senior Girl’s Basketball Tournament.Meanwhile the LVR Junior Bombers are in Castlegar to play in the Stanley Humphries Rockers Junior Boys Tournament.last_img read more

Last flight for Air New Zealand’s Boeing 767s

first_imgAir New Zealand is marking the end of an era spanning more than three decades as it operates its last Boeing 767 service on Friday.The Boeing 767-300ER operating flight NZ108  is due to fly out of Sydney at 6.35 pm local time and land in Auckland just before midnight New Zealand time.The kiwi carrier has been operating the widebody Boeing twin-engine jet since September, 1985 and this week retires its two remaining 767 to make way for the fuel-efficient Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner as part of a fleet simplification program.That plan will see sees the airline operate a simplified fleet of Airbus A320s, Boeing 777s and the 787-9s.  AIrNZ has 13 Dreamliners on order with two more due to arrive later this year as part of a delivery schedule running until late 2018.The two 767s have been sold and to be converted to freighters.Air NZ operated both the -300 and -200 variants of the 767 and used the aircraft on most of its long-haul routes as well as across the Tasman.“The Boeing 767 aircraft has been a stalwart at Air New Zealand for more than 30 years now but moving to operate the modern 787-9 Dreamliners on our long-haul routes will allow us to be more efficient and have a consistent wide-body fleet which will deliver benefits to both the business and customers,’’ Air NZ chief operations integrity and standards officer David Morgan said. “The use of the larger Dreamliners will result in a capacity increase of around three percent on the trans-Tasman and Pacific Island routes.  Customers also get to experience our Business Premier and Premium Economy cabins on the 787-9 aircraft.” The popular 767 was Boeing first twin-engine jet, the manufacturer’s first with a two-crew glass cockpit and sported a “super critical” wing design. It was introduced into commercial service by AirNZ partner United Airlines in 1982.Initially used on US domestic services, it achieved a milestone in 1985 when it received regulatory approval for extended overseas flights and later came to dominate trans-Atlantic services.Not counting military variants, Boeing produced  six members of the 767 family: The 767-200, -200ER, 767-300 stretched version, -300ER, -300 Freighter, and 767-400ER with its 5,600-nautical mile range overwater.last_img read more

White House Takes Small Step To Patent Reform By Vetoing iPhone Ban

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple#Patents#Samsung dan rowinskicenter_img The White House has decided that it wants to have a say in the in the ongoing patent wars that have waged between smartphone manufacturers over the past several years. This weekend, the Obama administration vetoed a ruling from the International Trade Commission that called for an import ban on older Apple mobile products, including the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G after the ITC found those products infringed on a patent from Samsung. The ITC veto is the first of its kind in nearly 25 years, The Wall Street Journal reports. Samsung had won the ruling to ban long-tail Apple products from the ITC in June based on patents surrounding cellular connectivity and wireless standards.U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman of the Obama administration explained that the White House is vetoing the ITC’s ruling based on the fact that Samsung’s patents are what are known as “standard essential patents.” These standard patents usually concern technologies that are pivotal for every device to perform basic operations, such as using cellular connectivity.In January this year, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a new policy on standard essential patents stating that those type of patents need to be licensed by their holders on “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory” terms and as such should not be used in cases of patent litigation between two companies. The January policy stemmed from a ruling by the Federal Trade Commission on a Google antitrust case and the use of the patents it acquired when it bought Motorola in August 2011.Froman explained the veto in a letter to Irving A. Williamson, chairman of the ITC:The Policy Statement expresses substantial concerns, which I strongly share, about the potential harms that can result from owners of standards-essential patents (“SEPs”) who have made a voluntary commitment to offer license SEPs on terms that are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (“FRAND”), gaining undue leverage and engaging in “patent hold-up”, i.e., asserting the patent to exclude an implementer of the standard from a market to obtain a higher price for use of the patent than would have been possible before the standard was set, when alternative technologies could have been chosen.The Effect On Patent LawsuitsAccording to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung was disappointed in the ruling, feeling that it has tried to license these patents to Apple in the correct legal manner and that Apple has been unwilling to accept the license. For its part, Apple lauded the Obama administration for “standing up for innovation” and that Samsung was wrong to abuse the patent system.The belief among many essential patent holders is that the administration’s decision was a bad one, upsetting a status quo that has developed over decades in how essential patents are licensed. The ITC injunction against the importation of Apple products that had not licensed the patent in question from Samsung was a bit of a surprise given that usually standard essential patents lawsuits do not end up in import bans and the parties are usually forced into a FRAND licensing agreement. On the other hand, many people will ask that if the situations had been reversed and it was Apple that had an import ban on Samsung based on essential patents, would the White House would have vetoed the ITC ruling? Apple is a darling in the U.S. tech industry and a favorite among many government officials. Was the White House playing favorites for one of the country’s biggest tech companies?The ITC obviously won’t like the veto, just on the basis that the White House undercut its decision making in a fairly important case. Froman was careful in his letter to Williamson to say that the veto was, “not an endorsement or a criticism of the Commission’s decision or analysis.” He said that Samsung may still pursue its case through the court system.The ITC has become a central figure in patent battles in the U.S., as companies go to the agency to get quick results on patent fights rather than duking it out in Federal courts in cases that can often take months or years before going to trial. If the ITC has its authority diminished by the threat of presidential veto, companies with patent issues may choose to keep their battles in the courts, spending more time and effort on legal maneuverings. Consumers may get something good out of this, though: they will likely see less bans on smartphones and tablets including both new models and long-tail units, such as the older iPhones and iPads at issue in this case.The iPhone 4 and iPad 2 are both still available to consumers in the U.S. but perhaps not for long. Apple traditionally sunsets discounted older products when it comes out with newer models. The new iPhone is expected to be announced by Apple near the end of September while newer iPads are expected by the end of the year. So, while the effect to consumers in the short term from this ruling is likely minimal, the overall precedent set by the White House in this case could have effects on future patent battles between tech giants. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

An Open Letter from TFA CEO; NRL-TFA Strategic Alliance

first_imgTuesday, August 20, 2013On behalf of Touch Football Australia (TFA) please refer to the below/attached Open Letter to TFA Members by Colm Maguire, CEO TFA,  in relation to the recently announced strategic alliance between NRL and TFA.Related News:An Historic Day for Touch FootballTFA – NRL Partnership – CEO Member Letter An Open Letter from TFA CEO; NRL-TFA Strategic Alliancelast_img

a month agoAndrei Pyatov warns Man City: Shakhtar Donetsk always play to win

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Andrei Pyatov warns Man City: Shakhtar Donetsk always play to winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveShakhtar Donetsk goalkeeper Andrei Pyatov insists they’re capable of beating Champions League opponents Manchester City.Shakhtar host the English champions tonight.Pyatov said, “I am not a soothsayer, but I know that Shakhtar always plays for victory. “Therefore, obviously, we will go for the maximum result. But we understand with whom we will play. “Tomorrow we will see everything: which of the two will do better and who will deserve the victory.” last_img