LocalNewsPolitics Dominica votes 2014 by: Dominica Vibes News – December 8, 2014 Share Dominicans will go to the polls on Monday 8 December to elect a new government to run the country’s affairs for the next five years. Only two parties, the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) and the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) are contesting Monday’s general election along with two independent candidates, son of former Prime Minister Roosie Douglas, Cabral Douglas for Portsmouth and Jerome Lavashire for Cottage. Seventy-two thousand four hundred and eighty four (72, 484) citizens are eligible to cast votes in this election in 250 polling stations around the island. Two thousand eight hundred and ninety-five (2895) of the registered voters are first timers. Voting will begin from 7am and close at 5pm. Meanwhile, hundreds of Dominicans who reside outside of the country are expected to cast their ballots in Mondays’ elections, an issue that has raised eyebrows of the opposition members. However, chief elections officer Steven LaRocque says Dominicans residing abroad who are registered are eligible to vote in the election. “Persons whose names are on the Electors List that is going to be used for the general elections are eligible to vote”.“So anyone whose name appears on the list can go to the polling district and the polling station where they are registered and they can vote according to the laws of the land,” he said. Mr. LaRocque, who noted that the laws does not ask whether you are a resident or a non-resident, said if an objection is raised about any elector it will be investigated.“Anybody who has registered as an elector is eligible to vote but if an objection is raised to any elector by an agent, or a candidate at a polling station there are prescribed oaths that can be administered”.“So once an objection is raised, the presiding officer, according to the law should ask questions and administer an oath of qualification and identification,” Mr LaRocque added. He said id the objection of any name on the voters list is upheld upon investigating, the name shall be removed from the list.– / 3 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 411 Views no discussions
Related TopicsBrock LesnarCesaroJohn CenaKevin OwensNEO SportsRandy OrtonSeth RollinsThe SheildVince McMahonWWEWWE Network We are live tonight from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Indiana for the WWE Networks“Clash of Champions 2016” presented by the RAW brand.Stay locked into NEO Sports all night for live results.Kickoff Match: Alicia Fox vs. Nia Jax In absolutely no surprise, Nia Jax rolls over Alicia Fox to continue her dominant win streak since coming to the main roster. The result was never in question, but at least it was a step up in competition for Jax.The main card now begins. With only 7 listed matches, expect them all to get a large amount of ring time and time to work. That is usually a good recipe for quality matches.The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) (c) (with Xavier Woods) defeated Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson to retain their title.This was upset city in my book, but one I’m glad to see happen. The New Day is over, and the “Bullett Club” seems to be struggling as of late. The tag title reign is over a year long, it should be very interesting to see how long creative continues to let this one go and not get in their own way as usual.Up next we have – TJ Perkins (c) vs. THE Brian Kendrick for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship After a great match with no shortage of action, Perkins gets Kendrick in the knee bar and Kendrick taps out. After the match would have a little bit of drama as Kendrick and Perkins shake hands until suddenly Kendrick headbutt’s Perkins and leaves the ring to a chorus of boo’s. We have not seen the last of this rivalry. It is now time for match Seven in the Best of Seven between Shameus and CesaroComing into this one, they have had six stellar matches, some people have said it reminds them of the 7 match classic Chris Beniot and Booker T had back in WCW during the 1998 Summer.This match between Cesaro and The Celtic Warrior was actually better than the first Six combined. Except for the ending, which ended up being a draw. Also, exactly like the Booker T Beniot Saga of 98. The WWE has really worked hard to get both of these men over with the fans after a few years of just letting them hang out there for a bit.Expect match eight to deliver when it happens.Still not sure about this match, Chris Jericho vs Sami Zayn. I thought the purpose of Jericho was to get the cruiserweights over, Zayn is a tweener if there ever was one.Whatever the case may be, the WWE keeps Zayn as their lovable loser as Jericho wins again!The WWE Women’s division continues to put on 5 star quality matches. The turn of Dana Brooks against Charlotte did not occur, thus the Nature Girl was able to retain the strap over Bailey and Sasha Banks in another sure fire classic. The women’s division remains in good hands with these three, also the emerging Nia Jax on the horizon.Despite going against a foreigner who would typically garner the majority of the boo’s, Roman Reigns once again is fielding the boo’s as he enters the ring to take on Rusev up next.Apparently the punishment for Reigns is over, as Lana gets tossed and Roman wins cleanly to capture the United States Championship. I didn’t see this one coming. Interesting turn of events, not sure why?Main Event TimeSeth Rollins fights hard, but comes up short as Kevin Owens takes advantage of the Chris Jericho distraction to hit the Pop Up Powerbomb to retain the title. It was good match, a great pay pew view, but the ending was flat.Tomorrow night should be interesting.1 point of interest, no Enzo & Cass tonight? Instead, Jericho and Zayn, strange choice…. Vince McKee
Assessing the Ravens’ 2014 draft now is akin to judging a gift based solely on its wrapping paper.Only time will tell how many of their nine selections will pay dividends in 2014 and beyond. Even assistant general manager Eric DeCosta acknowledged recently that the evaluation process is as much art as it is science — and luck — with a number of variables ranging from talent and intelligence to health and work ethic determining how successful a player will be.But the initial reaction to what the Ravens accomplished over the weekend and how it specifically relates to the 2014 season? Underwhelming and redundant.It has little to do with questioning the quality of players they selected as much as it felt like a repeat of the 2013 draft with an overwhelming emphasis on defense — at the same positions — for a second consecutive year. After selecting a safety (Matt Elam), an inside linebacker (Arthur Brown), and a defensive tackle (Brandon Williams) with their first three picks last year, general manager Ozzie Newsome grabbed an inside linebacker (C.J. Mosley), a defensive tackle (Timmy Jernigan), and another safety (Terrence Brooks) with his first three selections over the weekend.“You never know what kind of shape the draft is going to take,” DeCosta said Saturday evening. “We go into it blind, and this just ended up being really a draft about substance. We got guys that we think are going to be here for a long time and are going to help us win games. They’re guys in the fourth quarter that should be big-time players for us over time.”It would be unfair to strongly doubt the talents of Mosley or Jernigan — two players viewed as top 20 talents by more than a few draft pundits — or the potential of Brooks to become defensive coordinator Dean Pees’ starting free safety as early as this coming season. But it is reasonable to question what the selections of Mosley and Jernigan mean for Brown and Williams, two players many expected to step into starting roles this season.Of course, the Ravens would privately tell you they’ve found the eventual successors for veterans Daryl Smith, Haloti Ngata, and even Chris Canty after grabbing 5-technique defensive end Brent Urban with their first choice on Day 3 of the draft. But that doesn’t sound like dramatic improvement for this season as the Ravens try to bounce back from an 8-8 record and the first non-playoff season of the John Harbaugh era.While no one would confuse the league’s 12th-ranked defense with the 2000 Ravens a year ago, it was the offense that was the biggest culprit that needed major reconstructive surgery this offseason.It’s true that the Ravens have already worked to address the league’s 29th-ranked offense with the hiring of new coordinator Gary Kubiak, the free-agent additions of 35-year-old receiver Steve Smith and 31-year-old tight end Owen Daniels, and the trade for Tampa Bay center Jeremy Zuttah, but the need for a right tackle and the desire for another impact pass-catcher virtually went untouched this weekend. Yes, the Ravens will always take the best talent available, but the fact that they’ve taken only one offensive player in the first three rounds in the last two years — out of a total of seven choices — is concerning for that side of the football.Third-round tight end Crockett Gillmore has encouraging upside, but many consider him more of a developmental prospect than someone ready to contribute this year behind Dennis Pitta and Daniels. And while the organization thinks fourth-round running back Lorenzo Taliaferro could be one of the steals of the entire draft, the 230-pound back will need to prove his accomplishments at FCS school Coastal Carolina will translate to the next level.Are those additions enough to not just improve but dramatically improve what was an abysmal offense a year ago?“We’re all laughing because the whole board was stacked toward the offense,” said Newsome at the conclusion of the third round. “But Eric has made the comment several times that we’re being contrary — everybody else in this league is drafting offensive players and we’ve been drafting defensive players. But it was stacked more toward the offensive side, but the way it fell for us, it’s been the defensive players.”Truth be told, the Ravens are higher on second-year linemen Rick Wagner and Ryan Jensen than most assume as the former is currently projected to be the starting right tackle with the season just under four months away. But considering the albatross that was the offensive line for a franchise-worst running game a year ago, Penn State guard John Urschel being the lone lineman selected by Newsome — in the fifth round — understandably raises eyebrows.And even after their other defensive additions, the Ravens’ decision not to draft a cornerback after the free-agent departure of Corey Graham will also put more pressure on Chykie Brown and Asa Jackson as they compete for the No. 3 corner spot.That’s plenty of dependence on former late-round draft picks who’ve made little impact in their time with the Ravens.“We need to give these young guys a chance,” Newsome said. “I think guys should fail on the field, so we’re going to give these guys the opportunity to fail on the field. That way we know whether they can [play] or not. But we feel real good about them. And the other aspect of that, bringing in a new set of coaches, and they’re getting a chance to put their eyes on them, and they feel good about the young guys that we drafted last year.”That message sounds contradictory to how some now view the 2013 selections of Brown and Williams after Mosley and Jernigan were picked in this year’s draft. There’s no shame in acknowledging Mosley and Jernigan as superior prospects on their board, but it’s only natural to wonder if the Ravens feel they whiffed on last year’s class more than they lead on.Make no mistake, the draft should always be about the long run, but that doesn’t prohibit a team from immediately improving its prospects for this season, which leaves this weekend with questions still unanswered.The truth is the Ravens won a Super Bowl based largely on offense two years ago but have been more committed to improving the defensive side of the ball ever since. And though the defensive-minded Seattle Seahawks won the Super Bowl in February, the Ravens’ tireless dedication to defense doesn’t appear to mesh with what the league has become as DeCosta even pointed out over the weekend.“We’ve added a nice influx of young defensive talent,” DeCosta said. “We’ve always been known as a team that has prided itself on defense. This is a blue-collar community, and I think they’re going to enjoy watching these guys play.”Maybe so, but fans will also continue to hold their breath about the offense until the Ravens prove otherwise.