BLOG: 50,000 Pennsylvanians Did What?

first_imgBLOG: 50,000 Pennsylvanians Did What? By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The Blog,  Voting & Elections Governor Wolf and Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Cortes announced the launch of Pennsylvania’s online voter registration tool at the end of August. Already, more than 50,000 have used the online voter registration application to get involved in the process or make the voter rolls more accurate. Since online voter registration launched, it has been lauded by counties, election officials and editorial boards across the state.PA Online Voter Registration allows you to register to vote, and update your voter registration, including changing your party, address, or name. Click here to register now!Have questions about online voter registration? Visit the FAQs. December 04, 2015last_img read more

Power out to end Meydan hoodoo

first_img “He has been ultra consistent and has thrived once more during his second winter here in Dubai. Few other sprinters can match his consistency.” Caspar Netscher was a further head adrift in third that day and his trainer David Simcock is similarly pleased to have been given a double-figure stall. He said: “I think he has a live chance. The Asian sprinters look very tough but mine has drawn well and he looks to have come forward for his prep run. He showed plenty of speed that day, he’s in very good order and I like the fact he is drawn high (11). “It is the first time we’d had a clear run with the horse since May last year. He had a pelvic problem which made the whole season particularly difficult. Everything was a rush, but he is now much better physically.” Fourth-placed Lancelot Du Lac also reopposes for Dean Ivory after finishing just behind Ahtoug on the first of his three Dubai runs back in January. Ivory said: “He’s been here for a while now and knows the ropes. I feel he goes in with a decent chance. He has never won over 1000 metres (five furlongs) but he ran well (over that trip) at the Carnival. I’m very happy with his draw (15). He is where the speed is, and that’s important because he travels better when they go fast from the start.” Sole Power will tread a familiar path as he tries to make it fourth-time lucky in the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan. Eddie Lynam’s charge posted his best effort in the five-furlong heat when a length-and-a-half second to Ortensia back in 2012, before going on to finish fourth and seventh in the two subsequent renewals. The eight-year-old won the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot and the Nunthorpe at York last term, but failed to take a hand in the finish in his three starts at the end of the campaign before posting a disappointing effort when down the field in the Meydan Sprint earlier this month. Lynam told At The Races: “He’s training well and we’re very happy with him. He ran on ‘Super Saturday’ and was a little bit disappointing. Hopefully he’ll put that run behind him and bring his best form to the race. “His best run in the race was three years ago when he was second behind Ortensia. He ran a good race when he was fourth and last year draw-wise he probably saw a bit more daylight. “He seems to have taken a little bit longer to come to hand as he’s got older and we’re just hoping he reproduces his best on the day. “He’s won nearly two million euro in prize-money – he’s a been a lifetime horse and we’re very fond of him. Let’s hope we’ve got another year of him performing at his best.” The Ian Williams-trained Sir Maximilian won the Meydan Sprint to book his place and cement his heady progress, lining up on a mark of 108, some 20lb higher than his rating this time last year. Williams said: “I’m delighted with him. He’s in good nick and Dawn Oxley, who has been with him in Dubai since January, has done a great job. He’s the first horse I’ve run here, so there’s been a lot to learn, but he is at the top of his game.” Ahtoug was beaten just a short head in that Group Three race and trainer Charlie Appleby was delighted to get a high draw in the 16-runner event. “I was pleased with Ahtoug’s draw. In sprints at Meydan, I am always happier when my horses are drawn towards the stands side. There is also plenty of speed around him so I am very happy being drawn 13,” he said. Press Associationlast_img read more

Mexico City Mexico — According to published repor

first_imgMexico City, Mexico — According to published reports, Mexico President Felipe Calderon named Gloria Guevara as the new minister of tourism, putting her in charge of developing an industry that is the country’s third- biggest source of dollar inflows.According to Bloomberg, Guevara, who previously was chief executive officer of Sabre Holdings Corp.’s Mexican unit, replaces Rodolfo Elizondo who served as tourism minister since 2003.“This will be of great importance to design effective strategies to attract visitors and consequently generate more jobs and well-being for Mexicans,” Calderon told reporters today in Mexico City.Mexico over the past decade has worked to establish itself as a premier destination for elite travelers. It’s many international airports have improved facilities for private jets and in its various resort areas there has been significant expansion in luxury resorts, golf courses, spas, marinas and real estate developments. This premium product has attracted high spending private jet setters who spend as much as $250,000 to $500,000 in a single visit between refueling, hotels, dining, shopping, activities and the like.Guevara has master’s degrees in marketing from the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City and business administration from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Sabre, which manages software for travel Web sites used by hotels, airlines and rental agencies, handles 71 percent of Mexican hotel, airline and car rental reservations, newspaper Excelsior reported today.Mexico’s biggest sources of dollar inflows are oil sales and remittances from workers living abroad.last_img read more