The Pennsylvania G.O.P. makes another filing to the Supreme Court on the handling of mailed ballots.

first_imgThe Pennsylvania Republican Party asked the Supreme Court on Friday to order state election officials to separate mailed ballots that arrived after Election Day from other mailed ballots.The party’s emergency application acknowledged that Pennsylvania’s secretary of state had already ordered county election officials to do so, but it said it could not be sure that the officials had all complied.- Advertisement – The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that ballots sent before Election Day can be counted if they arrive up to three days after Nov. 3. On two occasions, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene in the case, though several justices expressed doubts about the state court’s power to override the State Legislature, which had set an Election Day deadline for receiving mailed ballots.The party’s emergency application seemed to be taking a belt-and-suspenders approach.“If county election boards count and do not segregate late-arriving ballots,” the new filing said, “it could become impossible for this court to repair election results tainted by illegally and untimely cast or mailed ballots.” – Advertisement – If Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic candidate, maintains his lead in Pennsylvania without the late-arriving ballots then the question would become academic. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Pointers Travel and Rentlio presented as the most promising tourist startups in Croatia

first_imgRentl.io Pointerstravel.com One of them is Pointers Travel. Namely, it is an application that serves as an online travel guide to destinations throughout Croatia, Germany, South Africa and the United States. It contains detailed information about cities and islands, ie beaches, caves, castles, but also restaurants, nightlife, events, shopping and accommodation. The startup was founded in 2015 with headquarters in Osijek, and over the years has expanded to New York, Florida, Cologne, several cities in South Africa and has even developed a site for British companies looking for business premises to move to Germany due to the situation around Brexit. Other information about Rentley can be found HERE. Another application from the EU-Startups list is Rentlio. It simplifies the lives of renters, hostels and small hotel owners, allowing them to focus on their guests. Through the app, accommodation providers can manage a variety of administrative tasks, such as synchronizing reservations across multiple channels, including Booking.com, Expedition and Airbnb, scanning ID cards and passports in real time, invoicing, statistics and more. Rentlio was founded in 2014 with its headquarters in Zadar. You can find more about Pointers Travel HERE.center_img The list also includes startups TalentLyft HR tool for companies, Mediatoolkit brand monitoring tool, Gideon Brothers AI tool for logistics and production, GammaChef food processor, HUBBIG logistics and transport application, ExRey video browser, Agrivi agronomic tool and Amodo platform for the Internet things. Among a handful of interesting and promising small development companies, EU-Startups have opted for the ten potentially most successful ones. Startups come from a variety of fields, from cooking to transportation to agronomy. But we will introduce two startups from the list that are tourism oriented. Portal EU-Startups published a list of ten Croatian startups to pay attention to in 2019. With such great ideas and innovations, we can look positively into the future, not only of tourism, but also of other branches of the economy. However, by changing the corporate climate in Croatia, we need to work on not pushing such promising startups out of the country, but to keep them and invest in them.last_img read more

Gray, Shepard pick up honors as DI-S girls’ basketball team improves to 15-0

first_img MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 DEER ISLE — There have been plenty of thrilling days for the Deer Isle-Stonington girls’ basketball team in recent years, but few have been better than Monday.The evening marked Senior Night for the Mariners, who entered the day with a 14-0 record as they sought to move closer to their second consecutive undefeated regular season. Hosting Searsport, Deer Isle-Stonington gave the home crowd a night to remember with a 58-40 victory.Earlier Monday, the school announced that senior guard Lily Gray had been named to the Maine McDonald’s High School All-Star Game to be played March 9 at Husson University. The team’s head coach, Randy Shepard, received an honor of his own as he was named the Class D North Girls’ Coach of the Year.“It’s so fun to think all this happening at once,” Gray said. “We’ve been playing and working hard for a long time, and all that hard work is starting to pay off.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe awards came on the backs of two noteworthy performances for Deer Isle-Stonington, which had previously beaten George Stevens Academy and Jonesport-Beals by scores of 44-25 and 65-35, respectively. In topping Searsport, the Mariners moved within one win of entering the state tournament with a 16-0 record.Deer Isle-Stonington head coach Randy Shepard was named Class D North Girls’ Coach of the Year on Feb. 4. Shepard’s Mariners, which will receive the No. 2 seed in the Northern Maine tournament, are one win away from a second consecutive 16-0 regular season. The team’s final regular season game will be on the road against Bangor Christian (2-15) at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6. FILE PHOTOIn the Senior Night win, Deer Isle-Stonington topped a Searsport team it had beaten by a mere two points when the teams met Dec. 10 in Waldo County. This time, the Mariners led the Vikings (10-7) by as many as 33 points before their starters began to exit the game in the fourth quarter.“It was an exciting game, and it always is against Searsport because they’re a good team who plays really hard against you,” Gray said. “I think we’re all really happy we were able to come out here and play the way we did on such a big night.”With the victory, Deer Isle-Stonington has now won 32 of its past 33 games dating back to the start of last season. The Mariners are in search of their first regional title since 1987, which was also the year of their last state championship.For Shepard, the Coach of the Year honor was the second in a row. Yet he was even more thrilled for Gray, who has been a cornerstone of what is about to become the Mariners’ fourth consecutive trips to the Cross Insurance Center alongside fellow senior Kaley Eaton.“I was a million times happier for her,” Shepard said. “She’s done so much for her team in the four years she’s been here. She truly deserved that, and it’ll be a great experience.”Deer Isle-Stonington is scheduled to play on the road against Bangor Christian (2-15) in its final regular season game at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Eastern Maine Community College The game will be a rematch of a contest the Mariners won by 29 points last month.Shepard’s squad, which is locked in as the No. 2 seed in the Class D North playoffs, will then play the winner of the upcoming preliminary playoff game between the seventh- and 10th-seeded teams at 11:05 p.m. next Monday, Feb. 18, at the Cross Center.“It’s 10 days to stay sharp after the tournament, and that’s tough, but these girls have handled everything thrown their way,” Shepard said. “We ain’t done yet.” Latest Posts Biocenter_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020last_img read more