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Modest Turnout, Few Glitches at Villa Parke Polling Place

first_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday top box 1 Modest Turnout, Few Glitches at Villa Parke Polling Place By KEVIN KENNEY, Senior Reporter Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 5:43 pm While Pasadena voters encountered longish lines at the City Hall polling place early in the day on Tuesday — reportedly due to three of the county’s new touchscreen voting machines breaking down — there were no such snags reported at the Villa Parke Community Center.It helped that, according to election officials, turnout at the Villa Parke voting site was modest. It also helped that there were 40 machines at Villa Parke to accommodate what lead election official Angel Romero described as only “a heavy trickle” of voters.Romero declined to give a more specific estimate of the number of voters. But poll worker Phil Levin, who said he’s pulled Election Day duty for “a couple of years,” estimated that around 300 voters had stopped by the center as of 2 p.m., to either vote live or to drop off the mail-in ballots. He estimated the average time for a voter, in and out, was 20 minutes.Levin said, as has been his experience, that he expected another uptick between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., when people get off work.“It’s not real busy – at noon, around lunchtime, there must’ve been about a dozen people lined up, but usually it’s been two, three, four,’’ Levin said. “It’s been spotty. But you’ve got to remember, this is the 11th day (of voting, incorporating L.A. County’s early-voting opportunities.)’’Romero reported no major issues with the new machines, other than a few paper jams that he said sidelined six of the polling place’s 40 machines. He said county IT workers had been alerted and would remedy the situation, but that the glitches had not delayed anyone from voting because of the relatively light lines.One other minor issue Romero’s poll workers had to deal with was a Bernie Sanders sign that was affixed over one of the arrow-bearing signs outside the building that directed voters to the proper voting location.The “Bernie” sign was more than 100 feet from the polling place – Romero & Co. measured – so it was not technically illegal electioneering by the anonymous Sanders supporter. It was, though, not permitted, and the sign was removed once poll workers became aware of it.“It’s not right, but it’s not illegal,” Romero said.Meanwhile, the new electronic voting machines got generally good reviews from voters buttonholed by Pasadena Now after they had cast their ballots.Wendy Zavaleta, 21, didn’t even know the touchscreen voting system was new.“New system? It’s my first time voting,’’ she said. “It’s nice to see that there are technological advances. At the same time, I do worry about tampering.”Jesus Carrasco, a retired Metro bus driver who described himself as “a young 81,” said, “I like this better than the old system. I’m not good with technology, but it was real simple, and there was plenty of help.”Jaylynn Bailey, 49, said she was expecting some kind of a receipt from her voting machine – “Like, ‘Your vote has been registered,’ or something’’ – and was surprised the machines don’t do that.“But other than that, it was just like using an iPad,” she said. Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 8 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Removal of US restrictions benefiting LIAT

first_img Sharing is caring! Share An easing in United States post-September 11 terrorism restrictions is allowing LIAT to expand one of its business lines.ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Thursday December 22, 2011 – For the first time since the terrorist attacks in the United States in 2001, LIAT is able to move cargo into the United States territories within its network.“We were waiting for this for a long time and we have worked many hours to make sure that the service to our clients will be second to none,” said LIAT’s Country Manager in San Juan Sadie Boneta-Rittenhouse.This development has now allowed LIAT to now expand its service offerings in time for the lucrative holiday season.The airline launched its inaugural dedicated all-cargo freighter service into San Juan, Puerto Rico last week in what has been described as a “significant milestone” in its 56-year history.“Apart from the Christmas special we expect brisk business throughout the year as our rates are significantly cheaper than our competitors and more than 50 per cent cheaper at some break points. We invite the business community to make use of our service to ship car parts, food stuff, clothing, and even moderately sized building materials, said director of Cargo and Quikpak Wilbur Edwards.Edwards said that LIAT prepared meticulously for the service; and in addition to meeting all of the government’s requirements, had forged strategic relationships with several local companies who handle cargo, sales, and pick-up and delivery. LIAT launched its dedicated freighter service in February 2011. The company’s dedicated freighter aircraft has a capacity of 7,500 pounds.LIAT, the Caribbean’s main intra-regional carrier, is owned by regional shareholders, with major shareholders being the Governments of Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Caribbean 360 News Share Sharecenter_img 25 Views   no discussions Tweet LifestyleTravel Removal of US restrictions benefiting LIAT by: – December 23, 2011last_img read more