– Advertisement – This will probably vary significantly from state to state. Let’s take them one at a time.AlaskaAlaska may well be the last state to be called, because officials there won’t even begin counting mail ballots, or early in-person ballots cast after Oct. 29, for another week. That being said, it’s a red state and isn’t really competitive. Mr. Trump will probably win here pretty easily, and Senator Dan Sullivan, a Republican, probably will too.ArizonaArizona will probably be called soon. Mr. Biden is leading by five percentage points with more than 80 percent of the estimated vote counted, and some news outlets, including The Associated Press and Fox News, have already called it for him. The New York Times and others have not done so, but Arizona officials expect to finish counting ballots on Wednesday, so we shouldn’t be waiting too long for an answer.Georgia- Advertisement – Six Senate races were uncalled in five states: Alaska, Georgia, Maine, Michigan and North Carolina.Georgia has two races, both involving Republican incumbents whom Democrats hope to unseat. One, between Senator David Perdue and Jon Ossoff, might be decided in the next few days or might go to a runoff in January, depending on whether a Libertarian candidate gets enough votes to keep both major-party candidates below 50 percent. The other race will require a runoff between the incumbent, Kelly Loeffler, and Raphael Warnock, a Democrat.When will we know the results?- Advertisement – Georgia might have been called already if not for a burst pipe at a site in Fulton County where election officials were counting absentee ballots, which delayed the counting process in and around Atlanta.Mr. Trump was ahead in the state by a little over two percentage points with 92 percent of the estimated vote counted, but the uncounted votes from such a heavily Democratic area could close the gap, and the secretary of state’s office cautioned against relying on the current results given that fact.
By Rawle Toney in Suriname (compliments of Department of Public Information, National Sports Commission)THE 2017 Inter-Guiana Games (IGG) opened yesterday with Suriname and Guyana both committing to the continuity of the event which is celebrating its ‘Golden Jubilee’.Team SurinameGuyana and Suriname will compete in the disciplines of basketball, football, swimming, volleyball, track and field and cycling from August 25 to 27 and according to Suriname’s Minister of Sports, Joan Dogojo, her government stands willing and ready to invest in making the games one of the biggest of the ‘Guianas’ (Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana).Christopher Jones – Director of Sport (Guyana) (Photos: Delano Williams)In 1967, former President Forbes Burnham brainstormed the Inter-Guiana Games with the hopes of fostering a close relationship between Guyana and Suriname using Sports.Derrick Whitehead, O.T McDonald and Eddie Van Genderen are listed as some of the founding principals of the games that expanded to include French Guiana.Athletics, basketball and football are the games that were contested when the IGG started, but, 50 years later, the table tennis, cycling, chess, badminton and swimming are some of the disciplines included in the expansion.“As Minister of Sports of Suriname, I would like to express our feelings of satisfaction, appreciation and joy to host the IGG 2017 in Paramaribo, Suriname,” stated Dogojo in her charge to athletes and other officials who gathered at Ismay Welgin Sports Hall.She added, “By organising these games, we are giving the school youths under the age of 18 years the opportunity to interact through sports and culture and they really deserve it. We must assure the continuation of these games in the upcoming years and the participation of French Guiana is important to complete the initial idea of this event.”The Surinamese Sports Minister noted, “We not only want sports to develop holistically but also give school youth the opportunity to be aware of the benefits of sport and physical activities in order to have a healthy and productive community.”Luciano Mentowikromo – Suriname’s Director of SportsMeanwhile, Christopher Jones, Guyana’s Director of Sport, explained that despite the games’ predecessors’ economic and political challenges over the past years, they were still able to manage and rise above those challenges and keep the games going.Calling on Suriname’s Director of Sports Luciano Mentowikromo, Jones said “Director, ours is the task, now that the Baton has been passed, that we ensure we do everything necessary for future games so that the youths of Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana can foster that closer relationship through sports for the next 50 years and beyond.”Joan Dogojo“It would be remiss of me not to thank His Excellency President Desiree Bouterse and his Government through the Honourable Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs and of course you, Director, and your support staff for their hard work and dedication for organising these games,” said Jones.Mentowikromo, echoed similar sentiments as Jones, and also said that his Government stands ready and willing to invest in the games.
HOUSTON >> The Clippers entered their game against the Houston Rockets without star point guard Chris Paul and by halftime they were down another point guard and coach Doc Rivers. James Harden had a triple-double with 30 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists and the Rockets rolled to a 140-116 victory Friday night.Clippers guard Austin Rivers and father/coach Doc Rivers were both ejected in the second quarter as Los Angeles dropped its fifth straight. “(The Rockets) played great and it’s a shame that how beautiful they played will be marred by this crap,” Doc Rivers said. “Because they played great and we didn’t play well.” Austin Rivers said the contact with the official was an accident.“I would never put my hands on a ref. I have never done anything like that in my career and it was frustrating to me because he happened to be right behind me,” Austin Rivers said. “He knows I didn’t touch him like that … he was in the wrong place at the wrong time and unfortunately it cost me the game … and it was a big deal for our team me going down.” During a timeout a few seconds later, Doc Rivers walked toward where all three referees were standing and began yelling at them. He was then ejected by crew chief Jason Phillips. The Rockets led 59-35 when the elder Rivers was ejected. Phillips said that Rivers was ejected for using “extreme profanity” while complaining about his son being ejected. But Doc Rivers said that wasn’t the case and that he called the timeout because they saw an official call a foul on a layup Marreese Speights made on the play before the timeout, but didn’t give them the free throw.“I said: ‘No you forgot to give us the free throw,”’ Doc Rivers said. “I said: ‘Come on you guys don’t know what you’re doing.’ That was it.” It was the second time the pair has been tossed in the same game after they were both ejected late in a loss to the Washington Wizards on Dec. 18. The coach has been ejected three times this season and it’s the fourth career ejection for his son. The Clippers’ J.J Redick returned after missing two games with a sore left hamstring. He had eight points. … DeAndre Jordan had 20 points and 13 rebounds. Paul missed three games with the problem before returning Wednesday night against New Orleans. He played 31 minutes in the loss and Doc Rivers said Paul experienced some fatigue after that game. It’s unclear how long Paul will sit out. It’s the seventh triple-double this season for Harden and his third straight 30-point game. Montrezl Harrell added a career-high 29 points to help Houston win its third in a row. Raymond Felton had a season-high 26 points to lead the Clippers.The Rockets had allowed what was once a 25-point lead to dwindle to six points early in the fourth quarter before scoring the next 13 points to make it 126-104 with just under seven minutes remaining. Harrell made six points to power that run and the Clippers went more than four minutes without scoring. The Rockets had an 18-point lead later in the quarter when Harden hit Harrell with a bounce pass and he made the layup before crashing to the court to give Harden his 10th assist. The younger Rivers was tossed after missing a layup and slightly pushing referee J.T. Orr with 6:38 left in the second quarter. He yelled at Orr and waved his arms at him after the ejection and was led off the court by a Clippers employee. When he got to the edge of the court, he tried going back toward the referee and had to be held back by the employee and pulled off the court. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error