Biden declared victor in hard-fought race for Pennsylvania.

first_imgPHILADELPHIA — Joseph R. Biden Jr. defeated President Trump in Pennsylvania, winning its 20 electoral votes and presidency.Mr. Biden had steadily erased Mr. Trump’s early lead in the state — at one point, the president led by half a million votes — as ballots, mostly absentee and mail-in votes, were counted over the past few days. Most of the remaining uncounted votes in the state are in Democratic-leaning areas.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Separately, the Supreme Court did grant the Trump camp a minor victory in Pennsylvania on Friday evening, when Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. ordered election officials there to keep the late-arriving ballots separate from other ballots, and not to include them, for now, in announced vote totals. But the victory was essentially in name only: Pennsylvania’s secretary of state had already given that instruction.- Advertisement – The Biden campaign hoped further counting could push its lead above 0.5 percent, obviating the need for a recount there and setting the stage for victory. [After this post was published, Mr. Biden’s lead in Pennsylvania reached above 0.5 percent and news outlets declared him president-elect.]The biggest fight in the state has been over ballots that were postmarked by Election Day but arrive later. Nearly a dozen lawsuits filed by Mr. Trump and his allies are working their way through the courts in Nevada, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, trying — so far unsuccessfully — to stop ballot counting and invalidate enough votes to erase Mr. Biden’s leads there. In September, the state Supreme Court ruled, over Republican objections, that election officials could accept ballots arriving up to three days later. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intercede, but left open the possibility that it could revisit the question.center_img Responding to baseless allegations by the Trump campaign of vote-counting secrecy, he said that observers and journalists had access to the vote-counting site and that there were as many surveillance cameras there as in a casino. In Allegheny County, a predominantly Democratic area that includes Pittsburgh, election workers were going through roughly 20,000 mail-in ballots and additional provisional ballots on Saturday, Rich Fitzgerald, the county executive, said in a televised interview.The county’s mail-in ballots have so far been won overwhelmingly by Mr. Biden, as have the provisional ballots. Mr. Fitzgerald cautioned that the last ballots to count would be the trickiest, requiring additional checks to ensure they were not duplicates, which could slow the process.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Pentasia launches new website to reflect gambling’s global vision

first_img Share Share Pentasia sets out global fintech vision acquiring Headcount recruitment October 4, 2018 Related Articles Pentasia emphasises developing ‘learning environments’ as new industry workforce dynamic November 26, 2018 Pentasia relocates European hub to Barcelona August 16, 2016 StumbleUpon Submit Will Sawney – PentasiaLeading industry recruitment and executive search firm Pentasia (Conexus Group) has announced the launch of its new website to reflect the global expansion undertaken by sector incumbents.Updating stakeholders, Pentasia marketing details that it has installed a number of new functions to improve website engagement, including ‘quick apply’, ‘Linkedin registration’ and ‘job alert’ functionalities.In addition, Pentasia’s new website will feature better visualisation and representation of the gambling sector’s job market, offering an at a glance world map and access to Pentasia published ‘igaming career guides’ and further resources.Having acquired Fintech specialist recruiter Headcount at the start of 2019,  Pentasia details that it currently has ‘+350 opportunities live’ on its website covering a range of corporate disciplines from ‘C-level positions right through to entry-level opportunities’, as well as specialist and contract jobs.Pentasia’s Head of Marketing Will Sawney said of the launch: “Gaming and gambling professionals trust Pentasia to provide access to all the latest iGaming jobs. The new pentasia.com offers a much-improved job search, better visibility of global job opportunities and features that help candidates find and apply for jobs quickly.“Since its launch, we’ve already seen a significant uplift in applications and new candidate registrations, and are confident the new website will further improve our ability to meet the rising demand for specialist talent in the iGaming industry.”last_img read more

Angels reportedly acquire Joc Pederson from Dodgers

first_imgRengifo became expendable when the Angels signed third baseman Anthony Rendon, leaving David Fletcher, Tommy La Stella and Rengifo to compete for time at second base. La Stella could also play some first base.Rengifo, 22, hit .238 with a .685 OPS in 108 games in his rookie season.Pages, 19, was signed out of Cuba in 2018, and opened eyes with an outstanding season in the rookie-level Pioneer League, earning Baseball America’s recognition as the No. 2 prospect in the league in 2019. Pederson, 27, hit .249 with 36 homers and an .876 OPS last season. A left-handed batter, Pederson has one year left before free agency. He is set to make either $9.5 million or $7.75 million in his final year of arbitration, with a hearing set for sometime this month.The Angels had been likely to use Goodwin as their everyday right fielder until Adell is ready. Goodwin hit .262 with 17 homers and a .796 OPS in 2019.Related Articles Pages hit .298 with 19 homers and a 1.049 OPS in 63 games for Ogden.Pages was ranked 23rd by Baseball America in the Dodgers system, and he was likely to be ranked toward the bottom of the top 10 in the Angels’ system, according to Baseball America’s Kyle Glaser. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone The Angels are reportedly on the verge of acquiring outfielder Joc Pederson from the Dodgers in a swap for surplus infielder Luís Rengifo.The deal, which was first reported Tuesday but has not yet been announced, will reportedly also include other players, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, who first reported Pederson to the Angels. One of the other players reportedly coming back to the Angels is prospect Andy Pages, who had a breakthrough season in rookie ball last summer.The trade would give the Angels a power-laden outfield of Mike Trout, Justin Upton and Pederson. Brian Goodwin would become the fourth outfielder, with top prospect Jo Adell waiting in the wings.The Dodgers moved Pederson just as they were completing a reported deal to bring in Mookie Betts and David Price from Boston in a three-team deal involving Minnesota.last_img read more

Dodgers begin search for next director of player development

first_img Photos: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Houston Astros, World Series Game 6 WATCH: Corey Seager, Chris Taylor give Dodgers 2-1 lead in Game 6 Miller: 2017 World Series officially becomes ‘epic’ with a heavyweight Game 7 It was Kapler’s first job in a major league front office. He also worked as an analyst for the Fox network and managed at the minor-league level for a year. In 2015, Kapler was the runner-up to Manager Dave Roberts when the Dodgers replaced Don Mattingly in 2015.The Dodgers’ next farm director will be following a unique act.“You’ve got to be able to relate to a lot of different factions and constituents between the front office, the major league club, major league manager, coaches, players throughout the system, affiliates, minor league players, minor league coaches,” Zaidi said. “I think organization skills, communication skills are important. Obviously baseball knowledge and understanding, what it means to develop young talent is critical also.”The Dodgers must also replace Jeremy Zoll, Kapler’s top assistant, whom the Minnesota Twins hired to be their farm director earlier this month. Kapler became the Dodgers’ farm director in November 2014. His approach to the job was unusually holistic. He initiated ideas that included serving organic food in minor league clubhouses, building a chicken coop at Camelback Ranch, leadership retreats for prospects, and hiring at least one Spanish-speaking coach to every minor league staff. SLICK BALLBefore his Game 3 start, Darvish said he had heard the rumblings from pitchers that the ball being used in the World Series is different from the regular-season baseballs. But he did not use one of the game balls for his bullpen session before his start.Darvish lasted only 1⅔ innings in Game 3. His slider, in particular, was ineffective. This time, he used a game ball during his bullpen session in preparation for a potential Game 7 start.“I knew that my slider wasn’t breaking and sharp (in Game 3),” he said Tuesday. “I couldn’t finish my pitches. I couldn’t get that final touch. And then it just didn’t make sense.“And then I read about the ball being slick. I really didn’t know if it was my physical thing and mechanical adjustment that I had to make or the ball. I can’t really say it.”ALSOZaidi declined to comment on the future of pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, whose contract expires after the season. Honeycutt was hired in January 2006, making him the third-longest tenured pitching coach in MLB. …A moment of silence was observed prior to the game in memory of the victims of Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City. …Staff Writer Bill Plunkett contributed to this notebook. WATCH: Joc Jack! Pederson celebrates after his HR gives Dodgers 3-1 lead Dodgers rally to beat Astros, extend World Series to Game 7 Dodgers’ Dave Roberts a ‘pillar’ as baseball tries to rebuild African Americans’ interest LOS ANGELES — When Gabe Kapler was named the Philadelphia Phillies’ manager Monday, it created a vacancy atop the Dodgers’ player development department. General Manager Farhan Zaidi called it “the toughest job in baseball.”Replacing Kapler wasn’t the most pressing task Tuesday afternoon, the eve of Game 6 of the World Series. But Zaidi said the front office has already contacted both internal and external candidates on a growing short list for the farm director’s job.“We’re going to cast a wide net,” Zaidi said. “I think that process is probably going to take place over the next couple weeks.”Related Articles Whicker: Dodgers extend themselves to extend it to Game 7 World Series Game 7: Dodgers vs. Astros, lineups, starting pitchers, TV info Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more