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JCR elections re-poll at New

first_imgNew College has become mired in controversy following allegations of fraud and vote-rigging in the recent JCR presidential elections. It has been alleged that forged signatures and misuse of proxy votes have affected the election’s outcome. The results of the elections, held on Monday, have been discarded and re-polling is to occur today. This follows the discovery that proxy votes had been submitted after the 9am deadline, with some votes alleged to be fraudulent with intention of influencing the winner of the election. New College JCR constitution dictates that proxy votes, balloted by students voting on behalf of others, are to be submitted in writing before 9am on the day of the election. Returning officer David Snower has admitted in a JCR email that he failed to implement the constitution. He said, “As returning officer I take full responsibility for not clarifying the rules concerning proxy votes to the people on the ballot box.” The results were announced at 10.30pm on Monday night with Matthew Ranger emerging as the President-Elect, with 92 votes, and Stephen McGlynn coming a close second with 88 votes. However, allegations of fraudulent voting shortly followed these results. One member of the New College JCR, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “It seems the fraudsters cast a significant amount of proxy votes on behalf of people who didn’t intend to vote. This occurred on the actual day of the election, which is not allowed under our constitution… Soon after the results were announced in the bar on Monday, people started claiming to have rigged the election.” In an email to the JCR, Snower explained the decision to re-poll: “As no voting slips are marked, it was impossible to ascertain which of these invalid votes went to which candidates. Therefore the only way to ensure that the result is fair is to have a re-poll.” In the same email Snower claimed that the votes were purely from “people on their year abroad and others who couldn’t attend the ballot box.” The current New College JCR President, Ben Karlin, said, “The situation is unfortunate for all concerned, but given the circumstances the fairest possible outcome has been reached and I wish the candidates the best of luck on Friday.” The JCR email encourages “everyone to vote in exactly the same manner in which they voted on Monday.” Photo: Richard Lowkeslast_img read more

Cape May County Confirms Three More Cases of COVID-19

first_imgDENNIS TOWNSHIP0 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP3 WEST CAPE MAY0 TOTAL9 WILDWOOD CREST0 NORTH WILDWOOD0 LOWER TOWNSHIP1 The first phase of vaccinations is getting underway in the county. WOODBINE0 The Cape May County Department of Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number to nine in the county.A 60-year-old female, a 54-year-old female and a 19-year-old female are the latest people to be infected. Of the nine total confirmed coronavirus cases in Cape May County, all of the people are recovering at their homes, with the exception of one who is doing well at an out of county hospital, according to a county press release.The Cape May County Department of Health is the lead agency for investigation of confirmed cases of COVID-19, which includes a comprehensive contact tracing.During an investigation, the Health Department determines who came in close contact with anyone infected with coronavirus and makes the appropriate recommendations to those individuals, including isolation and quarantine.In New Jersey, more than 4,402 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 62 deaths have been reported so far.The following is a breakdown of coronavirus cases in Cape May County by municipality: CAPE MAY CITY1 SEA ISLE CITY1 MUNICIPALITYNUMBER CAPE MAY POINT0 UPPER TOWNSHIP1 WILDWOOD0 OCEAN CITY1 AVALON1 STONE HARBOR0 WEST WILDWOOD0 Residents are urged to continue to take simple steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19:Wash your hands with liquid soap and water, and rub for at least 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based sanitizer if soap and water are not available;Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing;Stay home if you are sick;Regularly clean high-touch surfacesWhen you have to go out for essential items, practice social distancing, minimize your time out and wash your hands as soon as possible afterwardStay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 1-800-222-1222, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov, the World Health Organization at www.who.int and the New Jersey Department of Health at www.nj.gov/health.For additional information, visit the Cape May County Department of Health website at www.cmchealth.net.last_img read more

From the Super Bowl to Yoncé: Russell Wilson is winning the week

first_imgFresh off of leading the Seattle Seahawks to a win over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, Russell Wilson has began his victory circuit.It started with courtside seats at a Brooklyn Nets game, in the company of Jay Z and Beyoncé.Then he joined David Letterman on “The Late Show” to talk about life after the Super Bowl.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYlRR7DTQIQWilson was quick to credit his defense and Peyton Manning.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f94pGvzL9H0And finally, as he has since his days playing college ball, Wilson attributed his success to his father, who he says brought the best out in him.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyD_Qg5JNo8We’re all still waiting for his visit to The KK.last_img read more

Betfred expands trading arrangement with Betgenius

first_img Share StumbleUpon Share Betfred counters Oppenheimer bid in race to rescue Phumelela August 26, 2020 Submit Betgenius expands virtual sports range with Kiron August 20, 2020 Related Articles Betfred extends World Snooker Championship deal until 2022 August 17, 2020 Craig Reid – BetfredBetgenius has announced a ‘major coup’ for its sportsbook content and management services, after securing a ‘long-term trading partnership’ with UK  legacy bookmaker Betfred.The deal sees Betgenius trade in-play markets for major sports including the English Premier League, Football League and Scottish Premiership.Servicing a ‘five-year arrangement’, Betgenius will act as ‘primary in-play trading partner’ for Betfred, leading the bookmaker’s market operations for ‘major sports’ across both retail and digital verticals.Craig Reid, Group Trading Director at Betfred, said: “Providing our customers with a trusted, reliable and engaging service has been instrumental in helping Betfred grow its in-play sportsbook offering in the UK and Betgenius have helped us deliver that.“We’re delighted to lock in some of the most important in-play content in the industry and look forward to continuing our relationship for the years to come.”Betgenius confirms Betfred as the first UK sportsbook to sign-up to the new ‘UK football data scheme powered’ by Betgenius having recently secured the right to become lead data distributor of Football DataCo.Matt Stephenson – BetgeniusThe scheme will allow Betgenius to service Betfred with live pricing on over 4,200 English and Scottish football fixtures per season through Football DataCo the data rights holder for the Premier League, English Football League and SPFL.Matt Stephenson, Global Partnerships Director at Betgenius, said: “We’re thrilled to continue our decade-long partnership with Betfred. Their long-term commitment is recognition of our continued investment in product quality and innovation, with our market-leading in-play product for UK football, driven by official Football DataCo data, the latest example of that.”last_img read more