Chautauqua County Board Of Elections To Certify Primary Results Thursday

first_imgImage by AD Simko/WNYNewsNow.MAYVILLE — Returned absentee and affidavit ballots from the June 23 primary elections will be counted and added to election night totals this week.Election Commissioners Norman Green and Brian Abram report 5,431 Democratic Presidential Primary absentees were mailed out and 4,276 have been returned, with an additional forty-four affidavit ballots.Election Day returns found 1,351 voters had ballots scanned at the polls. A percentage total of 23 percent of Democrats voted and of that total, 75 percent of all Democrats voting cast their ballots from home. Democratic absentee/affidavit ballots were opened Wednesday following confirmation from the NYS Board of Elections that no voters transferred their voter registrations to another county. Once totaled, the votes will be certified and sent to the state to add to statewide and congressional district totals.A total of 341 Busti Town Republican absentees were mailed out and 268 have been returned, with an additional two affidavit ballots. Election Day returns found 278 voters had ballots scanned at the polls. A total of 25 percent of Republicans voted and, of that total,  49 percent of Busti Republicans cast ballots from home. Republican absentee/affidavit ballots will be opened at 9 a.m. Thursday, and a winner of the Busti Republican Town Council Primary will be determined. There were 19 Libertarian State Committee absentee ballots mailed out for a western New York 8th Judicial District run off to determine area leadership for the party. A total of eight ballots have been returned, with an additional two affidavit ballots. Libertarian absentee/affidavit ballots will be opened at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.“We will be counting about 5,300 absentee and affidavit ballots using our high speed absentee ballot counter this week for the primary,” said Abram. “Our paperwork will be completed for this election on Thursday.”“We received plenty of absentee counting practice earlier this month when we counted over 15,000 school election ballots for eleven county school districts. The remaining seven school districts hand counted,” added Green.Final totals will be available at the immediately following the tabulations. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Odds & Ends: The Trailer for Aaron Tveit’s New Movie & More

first_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Here’s a First Look at Aaron Tveit in Created EqualHallelujah! We can get a peek at Aaron Tveit’s new movie: The trailer for Created Equal has arrived. As previously reported, our Broadway boyfriend Aaron Tveit is starring in the Bill Duke-directed film. Based on the novel by R.A. Brown, the movie focuses on a woman who sues the Catholic Church after being denied the right to become a priest based on her gender. Tveit plays Thomas Patrick O’Reilly, the lawyer she hires to take on the Archdiocese of New Orleans for discrimination. There’s still no release date, but there is a car chase as well as several shots of Tveit in a suit. Enjoy! Miranda’s Tight with MerylSure, he’s earned Tony Awards, a Grammy, a Pulitzer Prize and a few Audience Choice Awards. He’s hosted Saturday Night Live. He garnered a 2017 Oscar nomination; even if he doesn’t EGOT this year, Lin-Manuel Miranda will have plenty of other chances with the number of film projects he has lined up. However, his BFF status for Meryl Streep may actually be his greatest accomplishment. LMM recently spoke to The New York Times about working on Mary Poppins Returns with Streep, saying she advised him on her favorite British accent. “She said Thatcher. Thatcher was a self-created persona. She took elocution lessons and made up her own accent,” Miranda said. We’re excited to see what the certified genius does next—like maybe post a photo of him and Streep grabbing fro-yo or something else besties do.Angela Lansbury Joins Mary Poppins ReturnsSpeaking of legendary female performers in Mary Poppins Returns, five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury has signed on to the Rob Marshall-helmed project. Deadline reports that she will join Miranda, Streep, Emily Blunt and Ben Whishaw in the film as the Balloon Lady, a character from author P.L. Travers’ beloved childrens book series about the magical nanny. We’re 100% sure Alexandra Silber will attend the film’s first midnight showing (perhaps with her cat). The sequel to Disney’s 1964 classic Mary Poppins is scheduled for release on December 25, 2018.Bryan Cranston & More to Honor Frank LangellaAs previously announced, four-time Tony winner Frank Langella will be honored with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre at Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2017 Spring Gala. The guest list is super starry: Tony and Emmy winner Bryan Cranston will present Langella with the award, and the evening will include performances from Kelli O’Hara, Santino Fontana, Jane Krakowski, Nikki M. James, Will Chase, Ingrid Michaelson, Betsy Wolfe, Andrea Martin, Constantine Maroulis and Kristolyn Lloyd. Dear Evan Hansen scribe Steven Levenson and stage and screen stars Alec Baldwin and Kate Walsh will also be in attendance. The event is set to take place on February 27 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. ‘Created Equal’center_img View Commentslast_img read more

Safe Apple Juice

first_imgEven apple juice can make you sick. What can you trust anymore?For one thing, apple juice.It’s natural enough to feel a little wary about apple juice now. The deadly E. coli0157:H7 bacteria were found in juice from an Odwalla plant in California. At least 50people were infected there and in nearby states.But it’s easy to feel safe drinking apple juice, say experts with the University ofGeorgia Extension Service and the Georgia Department of Agriculture.The Odwalla juice wasn’t pasteurized, said Extension Service foods specialist JudyHarrison.”Pasteurization, which is a heat treatment, kills E. coli and otherdisease-causing microbes,” Harrison said. “It also gets rid of yeasts and moldsthat could cause spoilage.”On the grocery shelf, at room temperature, juices come in small, aseptic boxes and inbottles and cans, she said. They come in bottles and cartons in the refrigerator case andin frozen concentrated form in the freezer section.Citing the National Food Processors Association, Harrison said all of the juices storedat room temperature on the shelf have been heat-treated.”All shelf-stable juices have been heat-treated,” she said. “Those arejuices that don’t require refrigeration before opening.”Those products are safe, she said. The juice was heat-treated, although the labelsdon’t have to say that.Frozen concentrates have also been heat-treated. So have the juices in refrigeratedcartons or bottles that say “made from concentrate.””The NFPA says the vast majority of juices even in the refrigerator case have beenheat-treated,” Harrison said.If you’re not sure about a certain product, she said, check with the retailer. And lookfor the 1-800 number on the label.What about the juice that isn’t heat-treated?”Some juice products contain the preservative, sodium benzoate,” Harrisonsaid. “That has been shown to be more effective with some strains of E. coli thanothers and at certain levels of acidity. Sodium benzoate may limit the time E. coli cansurvive in cider. But it may still survive up to two weeks.”Pasteurization is the surest way to protect the safety of fruit juices,” shesaid.Most of the cider in north Georgia apple houses is pasteurized, said Tommy Irvin,commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture.”Probably 90 percent of the apple cider sold in north Georgia comes from three bigproducers that all pasteurize their juice,” he said.Most of the rest comes from three apple houses near Ellijay. And the DOA inspects themregularly, along with other apple houses.Each has recently been tested for E. coli, too. And each, as Irvin expected, testedclean.”They had no cattle pastures in the orchards,” he said. “And they’reusing only first-grade apples. They don’t use cull apples. So we didn’t suspect anyproblem.”Apple house inspections are vigorous.”We inspect them routinely for sanitation,” Irvin said. “Apples are alsoincluded in a random sampling program for pesticides as well as routine bacteriologicalanalyses.”To be sure about a juice product at a Georgia roadside stand, he said, find out if theyhave a DOA license. That means they’re routinely inspected.To be perfectly safe, though, just look for one word: pasteurized. “A product thathas been pasteurized provides the ultimate degree of safety,” Harrison said.last_img read more

Lewis Hamilton: Formula One legend Sir Jackie Stewart backs Mercedes driver for knighthood

first_imgLewis Hamilton clinched a record-equalling seventh F1 world title by winning the Turkish GP on Sunday; Sir Jackie Stewart backs Mercedes driver for knighthood: “He’s now a seriously top-line sportsman in the world… I think he certainly deserves it” Last Updated: 16/11/20 11:34pm Damon Hill says it is remarkable how Hamilton has been able to produce such high standards season after season “Seven world championships, more races than anybody else – this guy is better than anyone else in the world. He truly is a fantastic ambassador for Great Britain.”Hamilton fired an ominous message to his rivals after his victory in Istanbul – insisting he’s “just getting started” in Formula One. Damon Hill, who also won the Formula One world championship in 1996, says Hamilton has been “extraordinary” since winning his first world title in 2008.“I think he relishes the opportunity to show how much better he is than everyone else and he certainly did that yesterday,” Hill told Sky Sports News. Three-time F1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart says Lewis Hamilton deserves a knighthood after winning a record-equalling seventh world title – Advertisement – 0:31 2:56 Former F1 world champion Nico Rosberg says ex-Mercedes team-mate Hamilton is now an all-time great – Advertisement – – Advertisement – center_img 0:33 Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle believes Hamilton is ‘one of the greatest’ sports stars Great Britain has produced 1:18 Damon Hill says it is remarkable how Hamilton has been able to produce such high standards season after season Three-time F1 world champion Sir Jackie Stewart says Lewis Hamilton deserves a knighthood after winning a record-equalling seventh world title Sir Jackie Stewart says Lewis Hamilton deserves to receive a knighthood for his achievements in Formula One.Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven world titles on Sunday after clinching victory in the Turkish Grand Prix.He is now statistically the most successful driver in Formula One history – having already held the records for most race victories, pole positions and podiums.Three-time world champion Stewart, who was himself knighted in 2001, believes Hamilton should be honoured for his achievements in the sport.“I’ve been privileged to get a knighthood myself and it took me a wee while apparently to get a knighthood in comparison because I was retired from motor racing by the time my knighthood came along,” Stewart told Sky Sports News. Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle believes Hamilton is ‘one of the greatest’ sports stars Great Britain has produced “But certainly Lewis deserves it. He’s now a seriously top-line sportsman in the world and that’s a wonderful thing to have, and the fact that he is British is the most important thing of all, with regards to the knighthood is concerned. I think he certainly deserves it.”Silverstone managing director Stuart Pringle has also backed Hamilton for a knighthood and insists the former McLaren driver is one of the greatest sportsmen the country has produced.“Lewis appeals to a huge amount of people. He’s the only true global star in motor racing and head and shoulders above everybody else,” Pringle told Sky Sports News.“He’s one of the greatest sportsmen this country has ever produced and we need to start recognising that as a country. He’s notably among the peers who have all been knighted and he hasn’t been and I question that. Former F1 world champion Nico Rosberg says ex-Mercedes team-mate Hamilton is now an all-time great “I think it’s very difficult to appreciate how exhausting it is to pull yourself together every year, year on year, to fight for a World Championship because it’s one to thing to be a racing driver and compete in Formula One, but it’s quite another to have the expectation that Lewis has created for himself every year.“That means dealing with the questions from us guys, the press, and also the requirements for sponsors and travel and organisation of your life because you can’t just turn up to a hotel and walk in the front door – he’ll never get anywhere!“It’s exhausting to do, what 13 seasons now he’s done in Formula One, and that’s hard work in itself, but to keep going and keep fresh like he has done is extraordinary.“He is saying there basically he feels fresh as a daisy so that is bit of a warning to everyone else.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

Arsene Wenger backing Arsenal to overcome Napoli in the Europa League

first_imgArsene Wenger backing Arsenal to overcome Napoli in the Europa League Comment The Frenchman will be rooting for his old club in the quarter-finals (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has warned Napoli they face a difficult test against his old side Arsenal when the two teams meet in the quarter-finals of the Europa League next month.The Gunners were handed a very challenging route to the final, drawn against Napoli in the next round and either Valencia or Villarreal in the semi-finals should they overcome the Serie A runners-up.Wenger says he will be rooting for Arsenal when the two sides meet in April and believes they will pose a huge test for Napoli to overcome. Advertisement Arsenal saw off in Rennes in style, but Napoli will be a far tougher test (Picture: Getty)The French side won the first leg against the 10-man Gunners but the north Londoners blitzed their opponents in the second leg at the Emirates, winning 3-0 on the night in scintillating fashion.That game is Arsenal’s last outing in March, with FA Cup fixtures meaning their weekend match is postponed, and they will head to Dubai for warm-weather training after the international break before a run of games against Newcastle, Everton, Napoli and Watford.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Wenger was also full of praise for current Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti (Picture: Getty)‘I will be an Arsenal fan on the night of game against Napoli, just as I have been during all their matches this season,’ the Frenchman told Italian newspaper Il Mattino.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Emery doesn’t need any advice from me. I am a huge fan of Carlo Ancelotti, he’s one of the greatest technicians of all time, a true master in the way he works with his teams.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But Arsenal are a great team and for Napoli it will be a very difficult task to knock them out.’Arsenal progressed to the quarter-finals after a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Rennes. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 Mar 2019 2:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

AP2 targets tar sands, farmland for greater scrutiny

first_imgAP2 has divested 20 coal and tar sand companies due to concerns that many of its extraction projects will be unprofitable.Publishing its annual assessment of its corporate governance practices, the Swedish buffer fund also said it would be conducting an independent audit of its farmland holdings in Brazil to ensure it was in compliance with its obligations under the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), following criticism of how it can conducted itself.Chief executive Eva Halvarsson said the fund had been criticised by NGO Swedwatch, which monitors Swedish business activities in emerging markets, for not disclosing the precise locations of its Brazilian holdings.“We have taken this criticism to heart and have subsequently worked actively on improving transparency,” Halvarsson said. She added that AP2 would be working with an external auditor how it had been applying the Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland.At the end of June, 1.2% of its SEK280bn (€30.4bn) was invested in agricultural land, partially through the TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture that has also attracted interest from a number of large Canadian institutional investors.It previously confirmed that it would grow its capital commitment to the joint venture by $750m (€549m). In the fund’s annual corporate governance report, Halvarsson also said that AP2 had completed a year-long study of the risks associated with its energy company holdings, resulting in the sale of 20 holdings.The divestment from the 12 coal and eight oil and gas companies, worth SEK840m in total, was seen as necessary due to the risk of exposure to stranded assets.Halvarsson said: “We have identified several energy companies that feature high relative exposure in high-cost projects such as oil-extraction from oil [tar] sands.“The fund believes such assets could be at serious risk of being stranded, and that this risk not yet is priced in the market.”However, the report argued that fossil energy remained a “vital commodity in contemporary society”, despite a shift towards a low-carbon economy.The shift has seen AP4 pledge to refocus its entire equity portfolio to low-carbon investments.The fourth buffer fund in September announced it was a founding member of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition, alongside asset manager Amundi which worked to develop a new low-carbon index.Are investors beginning to see stranded assets as a certainty, rather than a further risk worth considering?,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to 2014 Corporate Governance report by AP2last_img read more

$1.5m Kuranda house hits the market for home or holiday let

first_imgThe elevated home has views that are second-to-none in the Cairns area. PICTURE: SALLY MORRIS – RED M PHOTOGRAPHYMs Pearson said she had been living in the home on and off with her family for years, and holiday letting it in between. “You can use the property and holiday let part of it or live in it part time,” she said. “I highly recommend doing that, because you can look at owning a home of that size but also being able to make some money out of it too. It feels like we’re offering a business as part of the home sale.” But on the flip side, she said living in the home as a family had definite advantages. “To cook in the kitchen is incredible. We also have two kids and we loved that there was so much space for them to run around and play,” Ms Pearson said. “I hope that the new owners love it as much as we loved living there, and that it’s a retreat for them. We tried to create that feeling of a retreat with a touch of luxury.” Ulysses butterflies often fly up to the windows of this prestige home. PICTURE: SALLY MORRIS – RED M PHOTOGRAPHYShe said the Kuranda was the perfect place to live with a young family. “It’s an extremely comfy home to live in, and every time you’re there it feels like you’re on holiday even though you’re just 15 minutes away from Smithfield and half an hour from Palm Cove or the city,” she said. “Being in Kuranda is like having a little hideaway of your own. There’s so much development happening there and there’s a lot of new infrastructure coming, especially Kur-World, so there’s a lot to look forward to there in terms of having plenty of things to do and nice restaurants to visit.” On the market for $1.5 million, 8 Hilltop Cl sits on 4100sq m. The kitchen leads into a large living space and outdoor deck. PICTURE: SALLY MORRIS – RED M PHOTOGRAPHYMs Pearson said the home was originally built in 1986 as a one-storey house, and was bought by herself and her husband in 2003. “My husband and I had a look at it, and it was pretty basic then, but we saw the view and knew that we wanted to do something special with it,” she said. “We decided to bite the bullet and renovate.“We went up a storey and the house was gutted. It has a brand new configuration now, and then entire top floor is the master bedroom.” More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago 8 Hilltop Cl, Kuranda is for sale for $1.5 million. PICTURE: SALLY MORRIS – RED M PHOTOGRAPHYA HOME like no other in Kuranda is on the market for a very special buyer. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home overlooks the stunning rainforest surrounding one of Cairns’ best kept secret suburbs. Owner Roxanne Pearson said the home was a luxurious retreat to return to every day. “The whole house works really well as a family home. The rooms are all quite private, but then there’s a huge central area to meet up and spend time together,” she said. “The master bedroom is spectacular, it’s such a beautiful place to wake up. “In the morning one of the best things to do is have a cuppa and look at the butterflies flying around, and in the evening there’s nothing better than getting into the ensuite bath for a soak. It’s 80sq m, which is quite large for a master-bedroom suite. “And then you also have to love the pool, it’s such a relaxing space to spend time with family.” The home has successfully been rented as a holiday home for about two years. PICTURE: SALLY MORRIS – RED M PHOTOGRAPHYlast_img read more

Condo in Gold Coast’s lavish Palazzo Versace hotel promises a life of luxury

first_imgA number of celebrities have stayed in the apartments over the years.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt’s no surprise then that it comes with a $1.575 million price tag.Kollosche agent Duncan Longmore, who had marketed several Versace apartments, said it was already attracting prospective buyers after three days on the market.“It’s just come on the market and there’s been really strong inquiry,” he said.“It’s probably one of the most exclusive addresses in the world.”The condo comes complete with the Versace furniture package as well as a 13m marina berth, which could be rented out. MORE NEWS: Two-year search for a buyer finally over Every inch of the apartment exudes opulence. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 The ground floor apartment comes complete with the Versace furniture package. Fancy your own private pool?JUST like the renowned Italian fashion brand, this Versace condo is nothing short of luxurious and indulgent.The two-bedroom ground floor residence in Main Beach’s Palazzo Versace building on Seaworld Drive offers a decadent lifestyle.From ornate ceilings and polished marble floors to a spa in the main bedroom’s ensuite and a private courtyard pool, the lavish apartment resembles a five-star hotel suite. Take advantage of the hotel’s facilities, including the pools.Its new owners will also enjoy Broadwater views and have access to the adjoining hotel’s facilities, including room service, housekeeping, heated indoor and outdoor pools and a gym.Mr Longmore said the hotel lifestyle, as well as no stamp duty or land taxes to worry about, was what made Versace so attractive.A string of celebrities have also been known to own or stay in the luxury apartments since the hotel opened in 2000, including Russell Crow, Beyonce and The Rolling Stones. MORE NEWS: World’s richest man creating NYC mega homelast_img read more

Roadside drug driving test to be law by 2021

first_imgRadio NZ News 19 December 2019Family First Comment: “Last year 95 people were killed in preventable crashes where the driver was found to have drugs in their system that could impair driving. That is an enormous and intolerable loss of life. The new powers will send a clear message that if you take drugs and drive, you will be caught.”Good. We’ll need these powers as attempts are made to normalise drug use. drug testing will be conducted by police from 2021, the government says.Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter announced today she would introduce a bill to Parliament early next year giving police powers to run random roadside saliva testing.“Last year 95 people were killed in preventable crashes where the driver was found to have drugs in their system that could impair driving,” Ms Genter said.“That is an enormous and intolerable loss of life. The new powers will send a clear message that if you take drugs and drive, you will be caught.”Ms Genter said the saliva tests will take between two and five minutes to process, but they are not foolproof.The devices are known to give false positives, so people who tested positive would be tested a second time before facing a fine and an immediate suspension from driving for a minimum of 12 hours.“Drivers will also face criminal penalties if they fail a compulsory impairment test and blood tests confirm impairing levels of drugs in their system,” Ms Genter said.“The threshold for a criminal offence will be aligned with that for alcohol. This means a blood test that identifies impairing medication or drugs at or above an amount equivalent to the criminal drink driving limit (80mg of alcohol to 100ml of blood) will result in a criminal offence.”A variety of drugs will be tested for: THC, methamphetamine, opiates, cocaine, MDMA (ecstacy), and benzodiazepines.READ MORE: read more

James Nathan Moyer

first_imgJames Nathan Moyer, 42, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Aurora, Indiana.He was born August 9, 1974 in Cincinnati, OH, son of James Moyer Sr.  and Marcia Thurnall.He worked as a Lead Carpenter for TWC Concrete Construction.James enjoyed hunting, fishing and basketball. He loved spending time with his family especially his daughter, Kacey.Surviving are father, James (Janet) Moyer Sr. of Aurora, IN; mother, Marcia Thurnall of Blanchester, OH; daughter, Kacey Lynn Moyer of Morrow, OH; .Services will be held at the convenience of the family.Contributions may be made to the Funeral Home to defray expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more