See You At The Polls!

first_imgVisit to learn more about voting and elections in Pennsylvania.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: The Blog,  Voting & Elections It is hard to escape the fact that the November 8 general election is quickly approaching.At the Pennsylvania Department of State, we have a deep commitment to ensuring a fair, secure and smooth electoral process. Voting is one of our most fundamental rights as citizens. As Pennsylvania’s Chief Election Officer, it is my responsibility to see that every eligible citizen in my jurisdiction has a meaningful opportunity to register and vote.I am happy to report that there are now more than 8.6 million people in Pennsylvania registered to vote. It is certainly an impressive number and accomplishment. That will not mean much though if the majority of our registrants do not show up at the polls on Election Day. I encourage all registered voters in Pennsylvania to complete their civic duty and cast a ballot.As the final countdown begins and you decide which candidates to pick, there are a few other important matters to keep in mind. I am talking about your rights as a voter. State and federal laws endow voters with certain protections as they carry out their constitutional right to vote. I encourage you to educate yourself about your rights before going to your polling place. To confirm your registration or locate your polling place, visit for complete voter information.The Department of State prides itself on providing all eligible voters with voter education resources. One of our great election-related resources is The site offers voter rights information in two easily downloadable brochures. The brochures are: Everyone VotesPA 2016 Voter Guide (PDF) and Top 5 Things Every Pennsylvania Voter Should Know for the 2016 Election (PDF).You can easily download and print copies of the brochures to take to your polling place. We want every voter to know what to expect and who to contact if an issue arises.Thank you to the 8.6 million Pennsylvanians who are now registered to vote. Also, I want to congratulate Pennsylvania for embracing our online voter registration (OVR) application. By the close of registration on October 11, nearly 900,000 people had used OVR since it launched in August 2015.Registering to vote was just the first step. The final step is to let your voice, your vote, count. Please encourage every registered voter you know to go to the polls. Voting is the best way for us to have a say in our economy, justice system, schools, and workforce. It is the best way to bring about the future you envision for your family, your community and your nation. See you at the polls!   SHARE  TWEET By: Pedro A. Cortés, Secretary of State See You At The Polls! November 02, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 4000 runs as skipper with record ton in Ranchi

first_imgHis 41st ODI century was also Virat Kohli’s eighth in ODIs against Australia. He is now second in the all-time list of centuries scored against the five-time world champions, behind Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of nine centuries. Rohit Sharma is close with seven centuries. The remarkable thing in this is that while Tendulkar took 71 matches to reach nine centuries, Kohli has achieved eight tons in just 34 games, meaning a century in every four matches. His century break-up is five centuries at home and three in Australia. When it comes to chasing in ODIs, there is no one better than Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper notched up his 25th century while chasing in one-day internationals, which is the most by any player. In the second innings, he averages 68.71. The fact that India lost the match is a rare phenomenon. In the 25 centuries that Kohli has scored, India has won 21 and lost just four games. The loss against Australia was the second time India lost to them when Kohli scored a ton, having suffered defeat in the Canberra ODI when he smashed 106 in 2016. Although India lost, they still lead the series 2-1 and heading into the final game in Mohali, Kohli would be aiming to shatter more records.  Virat Kohli became the fastest to 4000 ODI runs as skipper.Virat Kohli hit his 25th century in a chase in an ODI.India lost the Ranchi ODI by 32 runs. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli scoring a century is no longer news. It is assumed that each time the Indian cricket team captain steps out to bat, a big score is just another formality. In the Ranchi ODI against Australia, Kohli displayed his mettle and he cemented his legacy as one of the modern-day greats in cricket by smashing a record 41st century. In the process, Kohli continued to shatter records just for fun in ODIs. Looking at the way how Kohli is scoring centuries, it might not be impossible for the Indian cricket team skipper to overhaul Sachin Tendulkar’s world record tally of 49 runs in this year alone. The first major record broken by Kohli in Ranchi was 4000 runs as skipper. The Indian skipper became the fastest to reach 4000 ODI runs as skipper, needing just 63 innings to reach the landmark. He broke the record set by AB de Villiers, who needed 81 innings to reach 4000 runs. In the Nagpur ODI, Kohli had become the fastest to 9000 international runs as skipper. Kohli and de Villiers are the only players to have reached 4000 runs as skipper in ODIs in less than 100 innings. In fact, as captain, Kohli’s average is a staggering 83. last_img read more

Gov’t admits Black Stars bonuses for Mauritius win still unpaid

first_imgThe Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports has admitted that government has still not paid the Black Stars winning bonus, allowance and per diem from their last competitve victory.The team is yet to receive their bonus from the 2017 AFCON qualifier against Mauritius which they won 7-1 in Accra.There was unclear information as to whether government had fulfilled its obligation but speaking to Asempa Sports on Monday, Vincent Oppong Asamoah promised a speedy settlement of the matter.“I am sure the Black Stars winning bonus and allowance will be paid into the account of the players after they play their next qualifying game.”Match report: Ghana 7-1 MauritiusSources say the bonuses owed the players for beating Togo in an Accra friendly a week ahead of the qualifier are still pending. He also went ahead to talk about the preparation of team Ghana ahead of the upcoming 2015 All Africa Games slated for Congo Brazzaville.“The preparation of team Ghana is ongoing, I see a lot of improvement and seriousness in the team now. I think Team Ghana is going to perform well and win more medals for Ghana and for themselves as well”.He also denied the rumor that the President of the Republic of Ghana has instructed the Finance Minister to release the $4 million budgets for the games to National Sports Authority.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more