first_imgIn suburban Gwinnett County, the audit was conducted in a large room in the back of the elections office. Near the main entrance, black ballot boxes were lined up in five rows, ready to be distributed among 60 white tables spaced around the room.The morning went smoothly — for the most part. At around 11 a.m., one of the workers was given a warning for taking out a phone, potentially violating a rule against taking pictures of the ballots. The worker received a warning. The counting continued.In Paulding County, a deeply conservative area that went heavily for Mr. Trump, 42 workers paired up around 21 tables in a government office. Most of the workers were not wearing masks even though coronavirus cases are once again rising in the state.By around 3 p.m., Ms. Holden said, about a quarter of the county’s 85,600 ballots had been recounted. Roughly 50 ballots had been flagged for review by a bipartisan adjudication panel, but in each case, she said, the Democrat and Republican agreed on the voter’s intent.Richard Fausset reported from Marietta and Dallas, Ga., and Jannat Batra from Lawrenceville, Ga. But Ms. Eveler said that in Cobb County, ballots deemed to have potential issues in the first counting — about five or six boxes’ worth — had already been separated and adjudicated once, making it unlikely that significant numbers of votes would change in the recount.Any ambiguous ballots, including the batch that was already adjudicated, would be sent to a panel composed of a Democrat, a Republican and a representative from the county election board. That panel is scheduled to meet publicly on Saturday.- Advertisement – Later in the day, said Janine Eveler, the director of elections and registration for Cobb County, the workers would move on to hand-marked absentee ballots, which take more time because of potential issues that need to be closely examined. – Advertisement –center_img Updated Nov. 12, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ET- Advertisement – All of Georgia’s 159 counties rely on such panels to resolve issues of ambiguous voter intentions.A little more than three hours after Cobb County began its recount, its election board certified the results based on the original count. And yet the workers recounted anyway. Ms. Eveler said the total would be recertified if it changed.Similar scenes played out across the state.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros HOUSTON — By the time the Angels’ 11-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Sunday was over, it had become so lopsided that it was easy to forget how well Jaime Barria had pitched or how much a timely hit or two by the Angels early could have changed the game.Instead, it ended up as an embarrassing loss, the third straight against the Astros and sixth in seven games on this two-city trip through Texas.Barría held the Astros to two runs in 5-1/3 innings, but came out of the game trailing 2-1 because the Angels couldn’t convert their opportunities against left-hander Framber Valdez.Valdez walked two of the game’s first three hitters, but then Justin Upton hit into a double play. In the third, the Angels loaded the bases with no outs, but Shohei Ohtani and Upton both struck out and Albert Pujols hit a tapper in front of the mound. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Barría allowed a double to José Altuve to lead off the game, followed by a walk to Michael Brantley, but he minimized the damage and allowed just one run. In the fourth, right fielder Goodwin helped him out by making a perfect throw from the corner to nail Yuli Gurriel at second on a would-be double.“Barria was tough today,” Astros infielder Alex Bregman said. “He threw a lot of sliders and we were able to get to the bullpen a little bit. Give Barria a lot of credit. He was good.”Barría retired six of the final seven hitters he faced before he was pulled at 90 pitches, in the sixth inning. It was the first time since April 16 that Barría had started a game and made it into the sixth inning.“I thought Barría threw the ball well,” Ausmus said. “He did a real nice job using his changeup vs. both lefties and righties, which is something we had been talking about. It was effective.”Added catcher Kevan Smith: “I think he had a better understanding of the game plan and where to attack these guys. I think he had a good understanding of where to locate the fastball, and he just trusted all his off-speed. There were just a couple times where we kind of repeated pitches too many times instead of changing it up, just keeping them a little more off-balance. But he did a great job. It’ll help him build a lot of confidence, and he’s going to take a lot of momentum into his next start.”The game was still 2-1 at the seventh-inning stretch, but then Martín Maldonado hit a two-run homer against Ty Buttrey and the Astros blew the game open with seven runs against Taylor Cole in the eighth.Cole has allowed 33 runs this season, and 20 of them have come in three innings over four outings.Related Articles “Valdez will go through stretches where you think he’s having trouble with his command and trouble throwing strikes; the tough part is when he starts throwing strikes his stuff is good enough to get swings and misses,” Ausmus said. “He’s got a good breaking ball and he can throw up to 95. He went through a stretch where he was having trouble throwing strikes and we load the bases on him, but all of the sudden he’s more around the zone and he can get a swing and miss. That’s kind of what happened.”After that, the Angels didn’t even get a runner into scoring position over Valdez’s final three innings.Their only runs came on solo homers by Andrelton Simmons in the second and Brian Goodwin in the ninth. They had just four hits all afternoon.That was not nearly enough, even though Barría continued his success against the tough Astros lineup. After Sunday’s game, Barria has a 2.39 ERA in 26-1/3 innings against the Astros in five career starts. Barria also gave up one run in five innings against the Dodgers last month.“It gives me a boost of confidence, knowing I’m able to pitch against the top teams, like Houston and the Dodgers,” Barria said through an interpreter. “It gives me a ton of confidence about it.” Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros last_img read more

first_imgWEST LONG BRANCH –  On Thursday, February 9 at 1 p.m. in the Club Dining Room, Magill Commons, Negro League Baseball expert Larry Hogan will present  “Before You Can Say ‘Jackie Robinson’: Black Baseball in America & NJ in the Era of the Color Line.”   Mr. Hogan will be accompanied by two former Negro League baseball players Mr. Robert Scott and Mr. Pedro Sierra.  Mr. Hogan was on the MLB Hall of Fame committee that voted on the recent induction of Black ballplayers.  He is the author of the definitive book on Black baseball “Shades of Glory.” Mr. Scott was a strong right-handed pitcher whose baseball career spanned from 1941 to 1955. Mr. Sierra had a twenty-two year career that began in 1954, when he left Cuba as a 16-year-old to play for the Indianapolis Clowns in the Negro League and included two stints in the Washington Senators’ system. He left baseball in 1976 and worked for the Montgomery County (Maryland) Department of Recreation for 25 years. The event is sponsored by Monmouth University’s Office of Affirmative Action & Human Relations.For additional information on Black History Month at Monmouth University, call 732-571-3526.last_img read more

first_imgBy Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The future of Morning Mountain may lie in the hands of the Nelson Cycling Club. The Regional District of Central Kootenay holds tenure on the controlled recreation area on the Crown land that used to be the Morning Mountain (Blewett) Ski Hill — and still owns property at the base of the former ski hill — but may be looking to hand that tenure over to the city’s cycling club. Community Services general manager for the RDCK, Joe Chirico, said the land used for the hill hasn’t been utilized for skiing for many years. As a result, they have been having “issues” with people trespassing on the property and they have been looking to find someone who would actively manage it. That someone could be the Nelson Cycling Club, Chirico said. “The cycling club has expressed an interest in being on the property for recreational purposes,” he said. “Lots of the trails in the Giveout Creek area would finish on the Morning Mountain property.” Over the last few years, the cycling club has held their annual fall mountain bike event — the Fat Tire Festival — on Morning Mountain, as well as extensively used the mountain biking trails above the hill in the Giveout Creek area. “They have shown interest as an active group to mange the property, … so we are looking to formalize an agreement with them,” he said. “It’s in the works but not near completion.” A meeting amongst Area E director Ramona Faust, Area F director Ron Mickel, Chirico and the RDCK’s regional park planner to discuss the options for dispensing and allocating the ski hill funds and signage is the next step in the process. [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgMichael Machowsky2034315%50%$162,866 Philip D’Amato6114111123%59%$836,620 HORSEMEN HAVE MIXED VIEWS ON SUPER BOWL 50With apologies to Hemingway, Super Bowl 50 on Sunday could be labeled The Old Man and the “C,” the Old Man being quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos who turns 40 on March 24, and the “C” for Cam Newton, the youthful, Hummer-sized quarterback of the Carolina Panthers, who are favored by about six points, with the over-under around 45.With those two storylines the main focus of the championship game in San Francisco’s Levi’s Stadium starting at 3:30 p.m., it has generated international interest, including among horsemen at Santa Anita, which will have an 11 a.m. first post time Sunday so fans can be parked in front of their TV’s in time for the kickoff.According to Sports Illustrated, the American Gambling Association says Americans are projected to wager $4.2 billion on Super Bowl 50, with 97 percent made illegally.Following is a random sampling of horsemen based at Santa Anita, where wagering on horses is legal:Barry Abrams: Denver to cover the spread, but Carolina to win the game.Ricky Agarie: They’re two good teams but Peyton deserves it.A.C. Avila: Is it soccer?Bob Baffert: Now that I’m a semi-celebrity, I can’t tick anybody off with a selection, but I’m rooting for Manning.Richard Baltas: Carolina.David Bernstein: I’m a Manning fan but I think Carolina is the better team.Simon Callaghan: Panthers.James Cassidy: Carolina for obvious reasons.Vladimir Cerin: Carolina, 45-17.Phil D’Amato: Denver of course.Keith Desormeaux: Carolina’s going to kill them. It’s not even going to be a game. That’s what my gut tells me.Caesar Dominguez: The Panthers 33-17. It’ll be a blowout.Neil Drysdale: Who’s Cam Newton? I’ll see him Sunday. It’s my only football game of the year.Ron Ellis: Sentimentally, I’m going with the Broncos. Peyton deserves a good ending.Peter Eurton: Denver. They have an awesome defense.Paddy Gallagher: The Galaxy.Victor Garcia: Carolina easy.Mark Glatt: Denver and the points.Dean Greenman: I want to see Manning go out winning, but it’s going to be very tough.Jorge Gutierrez: Carolina is the best team. My team, the Minnesota Vikings, didn’t make it.Karen Headley: I only pick the coin toss, and I’m going with heads.Dan Hendricks: I’ll go out on a limb and pick DenverBob Hess Jr.: Denver. I’d like to see Manning go out on top. I’m old school for Manning and Elway.David Hofmans: I’m rooting for Denver but I think Carolina will win.Jerry Hollendorfer: I like Denver but Carolina is tough.David Jacobson: Broncos. My sentimental pick is for Manning.Steve Knapp: Denver. The old guy goes out a winner.Craig Lewis: If Denver’s defense can slow down or stop ’em, that’s the whole game. No pick. Just enjoy the game.Gary Mandella: I’m rooting for Peyton.Ron McAnally: Denver. Manning beat Tom Brady and Brady’s hard to beat, but Newton’s good. He can run, he can do anything.Sean McCarthy: Denver. I’m pulling for Peyton.Jeff Metz: Denver. It’s Peyton’s last game and he’s going out on top.Steve Miyadi: Denver. Everyone here picks Carolina and they’ve been wrong all year.Dennis O’Neill: Denver because everyone is taking Carolina.Doug O’Neill: The Broncos plus the points. I’ll be a contrarian.Hector Palma: Carolina. They’re too good.George Papaprodromou: Denver.Mike Pender: It’s a no-brainer. Cam Newton is one of the 10-best quarterbacks ever to hit the big stage.Mike Puype: Carolina. They’re playing with passion right now.John Shirreffs: Denver.Cliff Sise Jr.: Carolina. They’re strong right now.Gary Stute: Carolina.Eddie Truman: I think Carolina will win but I’m rooting for the Broncos.Danny Velasquez: I’m a Denver fan, but Cam can be tough.Tim Yakteen: The Panthers. FINISH LINES: Undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champion Nyquist will work five furlongs under regular rider Mario Gutierrez at 10:15 a.m. Sunday before the first race at 11 a.m. as he prepares for his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Monday, Feb. 15 . . . Through 25 days, Rafael Bejarano and Santiago Gonzalez were deadlocked for the lead in the jockey standings at 25 wins each. Phil D’Amato led Doug O’Neill in the trainers’ race, 14-11 . . . According to Santa Anita’s crack statistician Jason Hom, favorites are winning at a 36.28 clip (78 out of 215), while favorites on dirt stand about the same, 36.02 (58 of 161). . . Agent Tom Knust reports that Mario Gutierrez will be at Golden Gate next Saturday to ride Frank Conversation for O’Neill in the El Camino Real Derby. Frank Conversation worked five furlongs at Santa Anita today in 1:02.20 . . . La Brea Stakes winner Birdatthewire, prepping for next Saturday’s Grade II Santa Maria, worked five furlongs on the main track today in 59.60 for Tom Proctor, while Ocho Ocho Ocho, ticketed for Saturday’s Arcadia, went five furlongs in 1:00.60 for Jim Cassidy . . . The Race Track Chaplaincy of America will hold its annual golf tournament March 3 at Eagle’s Nest at Pebble Creek, 3645 Clubhouse Dr., Goodyear, AZ, 85395. Donations to the non-profit charitable organization are tax deductible and can be made to RTCA-AZ, 1501 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85023. For more info, contact Chaplain John Shumaker at 623 810-6013 or [email protected] . . . David C. Lopez, the meet’s third-leading jockey with 19 wins, has been suspended three days (Feb. 11, 12 and 13) for an infraction in Thursday’s fourth race on It Behooves Me, who won by a length-and-a-half and was not disqualified . . . Former All Pro Washington Redskins quarterback Billy Kilmer will present the trophy for tomorrow’s Super Bowl Starter Handicap, which goes as the fifth race. (Kilmer came out on the wrong end of a 14-3 Miami Dolphins’ win in Super Bowl VII). Martin Garcia5886814%38%$493,479 SALUTOS AMIGOS, CAUTIOUS GIANT VIE SUNDAYHORSEMEN VARY ON SUPER BOWL SELECTIONSCHAMPION NYQUIST WORKS SUNDAY MORNING Alex Solis1530320%40%$193,268 Martin Pedroza4764213%26%$157,530 Bob Baffert4587918%53%$500,740 Jack Carava1642125%44%$90,410 Flavien Prat1031891517%41%$885,113 George Papaprodromou2342417%43%$101,410 Gary Stevens3145313%39%$577,410 J. Keith Desormeaux2351622%52%$147,390 Mario Gutierrez9610161110%39%$563,689 Vladimir Cerin1761235%53%$155,890 Doug O’Neill8011121414%46%$508,602 J. Eric Kruljac2342517%48%$91,100 Peter Eurton42613614%60%$396,120 Agapito Delgadillo4365614%40%$163,287 Patrick Gallagher1842422%56%$274,968 Mike Smith4963712%33%$544,345 Rafael Bejarano10925251023%55%$1,164,385 Edwin Maldonado86138915%35%$528,885 William Spawr2165229%62%$156,707 Carla Gaines2832211%25%$258,160 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Steve Knapp1831217%33%$99,980 Joseph Talamo10714151413%40%$681,344 Robertino Diodoro1435121%64%$100,340 SALUTOS AMIGOS, CAUTIOUS GIANT IN PALOS VERDESSalutos Amigos doesn’t have to carry his track with him as he showed in the Grade III Midnight Lute Stakes on Jan. 2 when he finished a willing second to San Onofre, beaten just a half-length in the 6 ½ furlong sprint.It marked the 35th career start for the six-year-old gelded son of Salute the Sarge trained by David Jacobson who owns a share of the bay Kentucky-bred along with Southern Equine Stable, LLC.Salutos Amigos has won 10 times racing from coast-to-coast, at Santa Anita, Belmont, Aqueduct, Saratoga and Keeneland.“His best races have been when the rider takes a hold of him, but he could probably do whatever we want him to, include going to the lead,” Jacobson said in assessing the Palos Verdes, “but we’ll probably let the speed go and fall right in behind it.”Salutos Amigos blew out four furlongs Friday morning in 50 seconds flat.Kristin Mulhall hopes to continue her winning streak with Cautious Giant in the Palos Verdes. She claimed the five-year-old Giant’s Causeway gelding for $40,000 three races back and has won two overnight races with him since. The Palos Verdes marks his stakes debut.“He’s doing really good,” Mulhall said. “He’s getting better and better. I claimed him because I liked his form. It looked like he wanted to run shorter and be a late-running sprinter.“We took a shot, put blinkers on him, and got lucky.”The Palos Verdes, race six of eight: Kobe’s Back, Gary Stevens, 5-2; Salutos Amigos, Rafael Bejarano, 2-1; Mystery Train, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Pulling G’s, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; Rocket Heat, Edwin Maldonado, 9-2; and Cautious Giant, Santiago Gonzalez, 4-1. Karen Headley730043%43%$137,860 Santiago Gonzalez12725171120%42%$954,053 Peter Miller6293715%31%$333,040 Mark Glatt4456211%30%$262,560 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS John Sadler4166315%37%$283,155 David Lopez951981520%44%$550,226 Mike Puype393828%33%$183,980 Hector O. Palma1932416%47%$73,410 Jerry Hollendorfer71761110%34%$414,401 Jeff Bonde2052325%50%$121,740 Abel Lezcano3241213%22%$169,870 Drayden Van Dyke7278910%33%$447,164 Brayan Pena2130114%19%$54,030 Richard Baltas5177414%35%$500,154 Kent Desormeaux45710516%49%$624,345 Tyler Baze12612221710%40%$691,116 Kristin Mulhall2152124%38%$193,955 Victor Espinoza373838%38%$485,460 Alonso Quinonez524838%29%$196,765 Jeff Mullins1636019%56%$114,784 Clifford W. Sise, Jr.1433121%50%$130,995 Fernando Perez941061611%34%$495,374 Kenneth Black1030030%30%$230,845 Ron Ellis1831217%33%$91,810 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Steven Miyadi3057517%57%$178,744 (Current Through Friday, Feb. 5)last_img read more