PoolHouse / +tongtong

By on June 17, 2021

first_imgArchDaily Area:  1000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses 2014 PoolHouse / +tongtong Builder: Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/503889/poolhouse-tongtong Clipboard Year:  CopyHouses•Toronto, Canada Manufacturers: Acme Brick, Herman Miller, Floor Solutions, ICD High Performance Coatings Projects Architects: +tongtong Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Colin Faulkner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project PoolHouse / +tongtongSave this projectSavePoolHouse / +tongtong ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/503889/poolhouse-tongtong Clipboard Save this picture!© Colin Faulkner+ 15 Share CopyAbout this office+tongtongOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTorontoCanadaPublished on May 09, 2014Cite: “PoolHouse / +tongtong” 09 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” City:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Colin FaulknerRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. Multidisciplinary studio +tongtong recently completed a bold, minimalist renovation of a pool house in Toronto. Designed to be multifunctional, the open-space interiors can easily transform from pool house to guesthouse to entertainment space to work studio to event space.Save this picture!Floor PlanLocated in the garden of a large traditional house, the 1000 square-foot freestanding pool house is a relic from the mid-century era. But over the years, multiple renovations masked its original design. “Its true potential was really buried under a lot of different interpretations,” says principal John Tong. “I wanted to redefine its modernity while making a place that is warm and full of ease.”Save this picture!© Colin FaulknerTo emphasize the pool house’s mid-century modern language, the flat roof was accentuated by bringing the roofline forward, creating a floating brow. Windows were pushed flush to the ceiling to articulate the plane of the roof and offer sunlight while providing privacy for guests. Formerly made of stone, the exterior cladding was relined with lighter and warmer cedar slats. The focal point – the oval pool – was re-imagined without changing its shape through extending the patio parallel to the flatness of the roof. “The whole composition is made up of these new elements layered over top of the existing,” says Tong. “The deck is laid on top of the pool edge; the existing roof was extended to create a new floating shelf.”Save this picture!© Colin FaulknerTong’s experience designing luxury guest suites and multifunctional spaces for hotel projects like the W Hotel in New Jersey and the Drake Hotel in Toronto informs his approach to the interior. Moving inside, the environment is designed to act as a pool house for guests changing and showering, as well as a guest suite for extended stays. The open-concept room is punctuated by a large, freestanding monolith that defines the private and public space.Save this picture!© Colin FaulknerOn the public side, the black millwork holds IT and audio visual entertainment equipment. The large table, designed by Tong, is made of exotic wood salvaged from the Panama Canal and features a geometric steel-frame base. The scale of the table, 14’ x 3’ is long and luxurious. The coffee table can be easily raised to counter height by rotating the legs, transforming the space from an intimate family space to a space for larger events such as dinner parties or a work studio. The bright orange feature wall, which transcends both the private and public spaces, is used as a gallery wall for the client’s art collection.Save this picture!© Colin FaulknerOn the other side of the monolith is a shower and toilet, both of which are enclosed with vibrant blue glass. “Like a lot of our work, we try to add playful elements, elements of surprise” says Tong. The opposing wall features a custom Murphy bed with integrated side tables and full support for luggage and storage. A built in microwave, mini-bar and coffee machine are all provided with the vision of giving guests the hotel experience complete with a complimentary munchie box.Save this picture!© Colin FaulknerWhile openness and ease of flow is emphasized in the space, some privacy was needed. The toilet has an electronic blackout blind that offers full discretion, while the black monolith separates the private space with magically trackless cantilevering sliding doors. To achieve an even simpler layout, radiant floor heating under polished concrete and slate floor was used. “Like all our projects, the client is our collaborator. The program along with issues of comfort and privacy evolve and were developed together.Save this picture!Landscape PlanBoth the outdoor and indoor spaces subtly riffs on its mid-century modern aesthetic, creating an environment that’s simple in its orientation and rich in details and textures. “I think that modern architecture really had that sense of horizon. It was optimistic. The future is positive. This is a space where one can reflect, be creative, celebrate alone or with others, and live with ease.”Save this picture!© Colin FaulknerFormerly a founding principal of interior design firm 3rd Uncle Design, +tongtong principal John Tong (B. Architecture from the University of Toronto, 1992), is currently working on a diverse range of projects including his continued work with the Drake Hotel on the new Drake Devonshire Inn in Prince Edward County; a restaurant in the Delta Hotel in Waterloo, Ont.; a Spanish concept restaurant in the St. Lawrence Market; several custom residential projects across Canada and the United States; along with the ongoing development of furniture and accessories. +tongtong recently designed a retail store Annie Aime that opened in Toronto this past spring.Project gallerySee allShow less”Every Building is a Social Critique” – Polshek Describes His Oeuvre in Latest BookMiscImpressive Line-Up Scheduled for UIA’s World Congress 2014Architecture News Share Photographs “COPY” Parallel General Contractor, Parallel General Contractor last_img read more

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Roglic retains Tour de France lead as Kwiatkowski wins stage 18

By on October 19, 2020

first_imgPrimoz Roglic retained his lead on compatriot Tadej Pogacar atop the Tour de France standings after stage 18 as British outfit Ineos claimed a one-two finish on Thursday.Bedevilled by problems that saw them withdraw their captain Egan Bernal on Wednesday, team-mate Michal Kwiatkowski won the stage as Richard Carapaz took the King of the Mountains jersey with the pair crossing the finish line three minutes ahead of the elite pack.”I had the best legs ever, the way we rode together with Richard was just incredible,” said Ineos’s Polish rider who is a former world champion. Topics : “When Egan left the race he was very sad but wished us well, and now we have this wonderful day,” he said.”That’s the Tour de France,” he beamed.Giro d’Italia champion Carapaz has been a revelation over the three Alpine stages that culminated with the Ineos-led escape here as the Ecuadorian has relentlessly attacked, picking up climb points to take the polka dot jersey.center_img Beaming with joy Carapaz was drafted into the race at the last minute as Geraint Thomas was farmed out to the Giro, but he fell on stage one in the deluge in Nice and is only finding his full form now.Carapaz and Kwiatkowski were clearly brimming with joy over the fruits of their partnership, which will have brought some relief for Ineos team principal Dave Brailsford, who had to pull out his protégé Bernal to protect him.”Adapting quickly to change is one of the main keys of success,” Brailsford said ahead of the Tour in Nice.”We worked so hard since we changed our objectives,” Kwiatkowski said fighting back tears.In the race for the overall standings only Saturday’s individual time trial presents a chance for the second-placed Pogacar to stage a coup.Roglic leads Pogacar by 57 seconds with Friday’s stage 19 and the culminating run up the Champs-Elysees on Sunday both set to be decided in a mass bunch sprint.Roglic once again looked at ease during the run over three major mountains.”I managed to relax, everything went fine, another good day for us,” Roglic said, as he grows into the role of leader which seemed to weigh on him when he took the lead in the first week.”I’ve been thinking about the time trial, I’ll make the decision how I play it on the day,” he said looking to Saturday’s decider.Stage 17 solo winner Miguel Angel Lopez of Colombia is still third 1min 27sec off the lead but is less of a time-trailer than his rivals.Often unlucky Australian Richie Porte survived a puncture atop the final plateau section where the peloton had to negotiate a gravel surface.Spain’s Mikel Landa rounds out the top five after Briton Adam Yates lost some time over the final climb.last_img read more

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Landry Shamet gets going in Clippers’ win over Portland

By on August 26, 2020

first_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum By halftime Saturday, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers had seen enough.“Doc got on me at halftime, told me to get going: ‘It’s time to get going, play your game, get into this game,’” Shamet said. “It was pretty short and sweet and to the point.“I mean, it doesn’t matter who we have on the floor, what five, we’re all working towards the same goal. We’re all trying to get wins, win games, ultimately win a championship. We’re building towards that, and it doesn’t matter who we’re playing, who’s on the floor. That’s what we’re trying to accomplish.”Rivers said he was pleased Shamet was able to absorb the message and act on it.“Got together with him at halftime and told him to be more aggressive, and I thought he did that,” said Rivers, noting that after Shamet took only 3-pointers before the half (making one of three attempts), he mixed in four drives to the basket after the break. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime “I loved this drives because the drives will set up his jump shot, so I enjoyed seeing that.”Going on the attack might have shaken something loose for Shamet, the cerebral second-year shooting guard who was a rookie starter on last season’s Clipper team after they traded for him midway through the season.“Just being aggressive, not thinking about what play I should make, ” Shamet said. “Just playing basketball.” Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 The chirping between the teams’ stars will take up most of the oxygen when it comes to the retelling of the Clippers’ 122-117 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, but some on-court performances spoke loudly too.Landry Shamet isn’t the type of guy to crow about anything, but he’d be permitted, if he wanted, after busting out of a slump, turning in 19 points in 33 minutes on 6-for-12 shooting.Before Saturday, Shamet hadn’t scored so many points in a game since a loss at Boston on Feb. 13, before the All-Star break.After contracting the coronavirus and having to join his teammates late in Florida, Shamet had been shaky so far in the bubble. In limited minutes through the first four games at Walt Disney World Resort, he averaged 4.5 points, shooting 27.3% from the field and 18.8% from 3-point range. BLOWING UP IN THE BUBBLEJaMychal Green continues to contribute in ways big and small.On Saturday, he was one of the Clippers on the court late in the game, helping close out the morale-boosting victory over the Trail Blazers. He finished with 15 points, eight rebounds, a steal and an assist.The soft-spoken, 6-foot-8 power forward was 3 for 7 overall, 3 for 6 from behind the 3-point arc, and 4 for 4 from the free-throw line – a stat line in keeping with his other performances in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.In five games since the restart July 30, Green now is shooting 17 for 29 (58.6%) from the floor and 12 for 21 (57.1%) from deep.Related Articles More than that, he’s giving the Clippers five rebounds per game as well as dependable defense, hustling and helping wherever he can.Paul George, for one, appreciates all of it.“J-Myke does a little bit of everything,” George said. “He defends and he really stretches the floor for us. It’s great to have a bit of both, like a defensive presence, that toughness guy, that anchor guy, that can spread the floor and knock down shots. He’s very reliable. He’s a guy that we try to find because it’s a weapon to have an X-factor like J-Myke.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Grassley calls for feds to help pork producers carry out, cope with euthanasia

By on August 13, 2020

first_imgNEW HARTFORD — As so many large pork production plants are closed by the pandemic, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s growing more concerned for the state’s hog farmers who have nowhere to take their animals. Grassley says euthanasia of hogs may be the last resort as 40-percent of our pork production is shut down this week.  “Not only are we down because people are actually sick and shouldn’t be at work, but there’s others who are afraid to come to work,” Grassley says. “Hopefully, guidance from CDC and OSHA will build confidence so people will show up for work and we can get the plants up and running.” Grassley, Senator Joni Ernst and Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig have sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence — who’s in charge of the federal government’s coronavirus response — asking for help in four key areas to keep pork production viable in Iowa.  Grassley says, “Additional protection for employee safety at plants to keep them open, resources for humane euthanasia of hogs — if that’s necessary, indemnity payments for producers who are forced to depopulate pigs.” The fourth area is mental health assistance for producers who must euthanize animals, as well as for “veterinarians and others involved in the difficult decisions and processes around euthanizing and disposing of animals.” Grassley could not estimate how much of Iowa’s pork may go to waste if producers can’t get their livestock to market, but he says the figures will be extremely high. He’s hoping producers can salvage at least some of their animals. “Save what hogs you can for food banks and for people that can’t get food,” Grassley says. “Governor Reynolds has put out a program with the Pork Producers to move hogs to local locker plants so they can be slaughtered. The pigs will be given away.” Grassley says each of the pork plants that have closed had been slaughtering at least 10-thousand head of hogs — per day — so there are tremendous numbers of pigs that aren’t being moved. He says some grocery stores are already running short of pork products — from lunchmeat to ham to bacon — and shortages loom. Grassley says there’s perhaps a two-week supply of pork in storage.  “What I’m concerned about is,” Grassley says, “there’s an old saying, and I don’t think we’ve ever seen it play out in the United States, but we have seen it play out in other places around the world, that you’re only nine meals away from rioting, and we don’t want that to happen in the United States.” Grassley is a Republican from New Hartford.last_img read more

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Schools at a glance that missed NCAA ­cutline

By on August 12, 2020

first_img(AP)—The schools that failed to meet the NCAA’s 925 cutline on the latest Academic Progress Rate report, which was released May 24:Football, men’s ­basketball and women’s basketballJackson StatePrairie View A&MSouthern (La.)Texas SouthernFootball and men’s ­basketballAlabama-BirminghamArkansas-Pine BluffBethune-CookmanDelaware StateGeorgia SouthernGrambling StateHowardIdaho StateLouisiana-MonroeMississippi Valley StateMissouri StateMorgan StateNew Mexico StatePortland StateSavannah StateSouth Carolina StateSoutheastern LouisianaTennessee StateTexas-El PasoMen’s and women’s ­basketballCal State-BakersfieldCoppin StateIUPUIJackson StateNorfolk StatePrairie View A&MSan Jose StateSouth Carolina-UpstateSouthern (La.)Texas SouthernBCS conference schools to miss ­cutlineArkansas, men’s basketball (SEC)Connecticut, men’s basketball (Big East)Georgia Tech, men’s basketball (ACC)Louisville, football (Big East)LSU, men’s ­basketball (SEC)Maryland, football (ACC)Southern California, men’s ­basketball (Pac-10)last_img read more

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Thurston County REALTORS® Association Supports Charities

By on August 6, 2020

first_imgFacebook51Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County REALTORS® Association Charities in Thurston County received a boost in funds this month through two major charity fundraising efforts by the Thurston County REALTORS® Association.Early in December over 200 real estate brokers from eleven brokerages were bell ringing for the Salvation Army.  The results throughout the county for their one day effort netted over $10,200 for the Salvation Army.  Abbey Realty was the winner of the competition between the brokerages with over $2,700.  Greg Moe has organized this event for the last four years and he noted that this was the most raised during this annual event and the most participants.The REALTORS® also raised over $5,000 during their annual charity wreath auction.  Almost fifty wreaths that were handcrafted by various REALTORS® were auctioned during the annual installation luncheon.  The winning bidders were able to select the charity that their contribution would support.  Funds were provided to fourteen local area charities.“Volunteering and supporting these REALTOR® fundraising efforts is exciting and rewarding…and my real estate career gives me that opportunity!”  Rae Anne Toth of Keller Williams Realty echoed the sentiments of many REALTORS® when it comes to giving back to the community.  REALTORS® help people find the homes of their dreams but beyond that, many have made giving back and improving the community in which they live, work, and play an integral part of their life.The Thurston County REALTORS® Association of nearly 600 REALTOR® members provides professional real estate services to buyers and sellers primarily in the Thurston County area and are always working to protect property rights and our quality of life locally and in Washington State.last_img read more

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Future Uncertain For Concrete Pavilion

By on August 4, 2020

first_imgBy Joseph SapiaHIGHLANDS – What will happen to the controversial Super Storm Sandy memorial sitting on borough property between Sandy Hook Bay and the Robert D. Wilson Memorial Community Center?The 1,104-square-foot gazebo’s basic history: It was constructed by the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, a trade group, with borough permission in the fall; became controversial because of its, well, concrete-y look – and dubbed “Shorehenge” by some, because it kind of appears as a modern-day Stonehenge; and, in December, the state Department of Environmental Protection informed the town the project needed an OK, which it never got, through the state Coastal Area Facilities Review Act.Based on much discussion at the Jan. 20 Borough Council meeting, no one seems to be blaming the Iowa-based Tilt-Up for putting up the monument – constructed with donated goods and equipment valued at $250,000, along with donated labor.Perhaps there will be answers to its future sooner than later.At the Jan. 20 meeting, Council President Carolyn Broullon concluded the borough, as the monument’s responsible party, will look into the cost to keep the monument in place – $3,000 for a CAFRA permit for starters – and the cost to take it down – $15,000 to $25,000 for starters, said Councilman Doug Card.“Both things will be researched,” Broullon said.Some of this information may be ready for the next council meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 3. But Borough Attorney Bruce Padulla said the matter could wind up in litigation.As for residents, some are for the concrete pavilion, some are against it.“I think it’s ugly,” said Colleen Kriessler, 50. “It doesn’t belong there, it takes away from the appeal of the beach, I guess.”Wallace Hartsgrove, 72, and Kerry Gowan, 53, thought the value of the structure could have been better applied into helping the borough as it continues to rebuild from the devastation of the October 2012 Sandy.Hartsgrove, whose house was destroyed, said the money should have been used to help people in town, especially those whose houses had been affected by Super Storm Sandy. “There’s a lot of stuff they could do in this town,” he said.Gowan’s house also was damaged. She said she was thankful for the thought behind the gift of the monument, but, “I just think that money could have been used somewhere else, helping the town.”In a written statement, Diane Kropfl and her husband, Bill Sabanski, said, “It is now the responsibility of the borough to fulfill the obligation on its part in consideration of the generous donation provided to our community, to ensure the continued existence of this structure.”The couple is “willing to make a donation to a public fund to offset costs to the borough for the permits required to keep this monument in its current form and location.”“I think it would be imprudent to remove it,” said Carol Bucco. “They (Tilt-Up) thought they did the right thing. These guys are innocent.”Arnie Fuog, 60, said “I don’t mind the monument,” but he did not like the “undercover” route he believes it took.In January 2015, the Borough Council voted 4 to 0 on a resolution approving a Tilt-Up proposal to build a Sandy memorial “at no cost to the borough.” The resolution called for plans to be submitted to the borough for review.While all of this seems to have happened properly, at least some seem to have been under the impression nothing had been formalized to go ahead with the monument.The idea for the concrete Super Standy monument goes back to about November 2014, said Borough Administrator Tim Hill. Tilt-Up was looking to do a community project in anticipation of its annual meeting, scheduled for the fall of 2015 in New Brunswick.Hill said three sites were under consideration: Veterans Memorial Park, Huddy Park, or behind the Community Center. “There were council members” aware of the project and selected location, Hill said.“The monument was solely built to honor the people that lived through Sandy,” said Fred Anton, who grew up in neighboring Atlantic Highlands, is in the construction supply business, and was a liaison between Tilt-Up and Highlands.The borough said a CAFRA permit was not needed, because the monument would replace an A-frame gazebo, although not in the exact footprint, Anton said.“All this was approved from the town,” said Bob Murray, who lives in Somerset County and was the project manager. “This is a case of buyer’s remorse. We got a green light to do this.”Once the warm season comes, Tilt-Up was to finish the project by painting it with a white protective paint, Murray said. Also, Tilt-Up was thinking of having a “grand opening,” a community celebration of the monument, Murray said.Now, the monument’s future is unclear.Mitch Bloomquist, Tit-Up’s executive director, said the approximately 400-member association would be “interested if they (Highlands officials) want to go for that (CAFRA) permit.”“We’d be happy to coordinate a donation for that,” Bloomquist said.But Bloomquist told the Council that Tilt-Up would not pay for the monument’s removal.“Whether it should be removed should be up to the community,” Card said. “I don’t think we should apply for a (CAFRA) permit at this time. I can’t have open dialogue without complete information.”Councilwoman Claudette D’Arrigo said she was concerned with environmental issues regarding the placement of the monument on the beach. Now, the Borough Council has to look at the issue as a community, Broullon said.“We’re not going to take action without adequate feedback,” Broullon said.“I understand people don’t like it,” Murray said. “(But) I’ve gotten a few emails from people who do like it.”last_img read more

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Cats Blog — North Shore ends Wildcats run at a provincial title

By on August 3, 2020

first_imgHowever, the Cats couldn’t keep the drive going losing in the semi final round Tuesday to North Shore 3-0. West Kootenay concludes the tournament Wednesday against the loser of Prince George and Richmond.Here’s the account of Tuesday’s action, along with lead up games Monday, through the eyes of Jesse Cooper.We played Richmond on March 21 and lost 8-2. They were a tough team but the team we didn’t play up to to our usual (standard).Today (Tuesday) we played Terrace, and won 4-0, so we got to move on to the semi finals against North Shore. We ended up losing 3-0. We played one of our best games but we just couldn’t score. There were many players in tears in the dressing room because we don’t want the season to end. We had a cake to celebrate the end of the season made by one of the grandpa’s on our team. We play tomorrow for third and fourth. We havent found out who were playing yet. The West Kootenay Wildcats, based in Castlegar, are currently in Kelowna playing at the B.C. Hockey Female Bantam provincials.Nelson Minor Hockey product Jesse Cooper, joined by two other Heritage City players — Emma Hare and Jena Wheeldon — has agreed to blog the happenings of the Cats for The Nelson Daily.The Wildcats scored a 2-0 win over Kamloops Sunday to open the eight-team tournament.  last_img read more

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Polling Lapses in Montserrado County

By on January 14, 2020

first_imgOfficials at a polling center in rural Montserrado County try to calm down a crowd of voters who had become frustrated over the slow process and disorganized queue system.Although Election Day Was PeacefulThe conduct of the polls in Montserrado County Districts # 15, 16, 17 and some parts of 11 was marked by several lapses on the part of National Elections Commission (NEC) workers. In these districts, the voting process was early faced with challenges, including the late start of polls and complaints from voters over not finding their names on the voters roster. Furthermore, two voters were initially denied for over an hour from voting at the Caldwell Bethel Christian Community School because their names were not on the roster – although they had valid voter  ID cards.However, when this same situation occurred at the Maranatha, the names of the voters were recorded on a separate page on the voter roster, and they were subsequently allowed to vote. Also, when a similar situation occurred at other polling stations in Districts # 15, 16, 17 and 11, the voters were not denied to vote. Their records were immediately jotted down, and they were allowed to vote. Both schools are located in Caldwell, District # 15.With violence playing a central theme in the history of elections in Liberia, the need for security (mainly police and soldiers) officers cannot be overstated. However, at Maranatha, there were no security personnel on the ground. Although no violent incident was reported, the question most voters had was ‘what if there was a fight?’ Despite this obvious lapse in planning, the voting process was peaceful and things went on smoothly in spite of the aforementioned challenges.The issue of the photos of voters or their names not being identified on the final voters’ roll that were later remedied by NEC workers was also reported at other polling stations like the Sims Community School in Caldwell, District # 15, Caldwell Assembly of God High School and the Elizabeth Tubman Memorial High School, both in Caldwell. This is one issue that the NEC would have to work on for the next election cycle, as District # 11 also reported similar situations.Despite some polling stations opening late in Districts #16 and 17, another problem that quickly emerged early on in the voting process was the lack of poll workers in the queue to assist voters to identify which precinct or center they were supposed to vote in. This caused serious problems for voters as many of them ended up attempting to vote in the wrong rooms; at which point they were sent back outside to another queue, despite waiting in very long queues to reach that far. This caused some very tense confrontations as these people were not allowed to head into the right/correct room to vote, but were expected to start off at the back of a new line. This dilemma was not only reported in Districts # 16 and 17; it was also reported in 11 and 15.On Election Day, as also in life, time is of the essence. However, poll workers in Districts # 11, 15, 16, and 17 were apparently not conversant with this maxim as they took almost four to five minutes just to identify a voter’s name on the roster, which caused unnecessary delays and long queues. But thanks to some quick thinking, NEC presiding officers and poll workers, were able to bring these situations under control , especially the process of identifying names on the roster, which had caused the queues to swell.Meanwhile, the standard bearer of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC), Simeon Freeman, and the President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Charles Cuffey, voted at the Lott Carey Baptist School in Virginia, District #17. Mr. Freeman was happy to report that his voting process was problem-free, adding that he is very hopeful of winning the election because he has been an advocate for the Liberian people for a very long time. Freeman said there will not be a first round winner, and is hopeful of putting up a good fight in the second round. The MPC leader said that if he loses the elections, he will continue being a businessman.Making a comment, PUL President Charles Cuffey hailed the poll workers for doing their best to allow citizens to vote, despite the challenges.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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