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#JaVotes2016: EOJ denies claims of malfunctioning machines

first_imgDirector of elections at the Electoral Office of Jamaica (EOJ), Orette Fisher has rubbished claims that election equipment have been malfunctioning at polling stations across the island. It was reported that many persons across the island, who turned out to cast their votes, had to return home without doing so because lines were too long and election equipment had been malfunctioning. Candidates from both the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) have also been complaining of the slow voting process and that the electoral machines were malfunctioning. According to reports from the EOJ, as at 1:00p.m. over 500,000 persons had voted, which accounts for 31.54 per cent of the voting population. There are 1,824,412 electors on the voters’ list. Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 5:00 p.m. EOJ said special accommodation will be made for voters who were in line before 5:00p.m. This will allow them to cast their vote.last_img read more

3 Things to Expect from the Offense Saturday

first_imgIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! The offense didn’t quite come out of the gate guns blazing last Thursday in Mount Pleasant, with a notably conservative attack limiting the Cowboys to just 24 points. The first home game of the season is Saturday evening, and here are three things I expect to see from the offense on Saturday.ATTACKThe offense spu-spu-sputtered initially, but part of that was due to conservative play calling and also a lack of execution. The Cowboys claim to run an air raid offense, and I think that’s exactly what they’ll do from the start on Saturday. Rudolph will be spraying darts all over the field.Opening up the field in the passing game should allow for the offense, and specifically the running game, to open up. That starts with the Cowboys going into attack mode early.Improved offensive lineDid the offensive line look bad last week? Not necessarily.Altogether, the team rushed for just over 150 yards. It’s good, but I think that number will definitely improve this week.Again, part of this I think will be dependent on play calling. When the halfback dive is ran consistently, it doesn’t quite keep the defense on the heels. I think the more diverse play calling will ultimately lead to a more impressive offensive line – especially against an FCS opponent in UCA.Big playsLast week against Samford, Central Arkansas gave up 4 touchdowns that went for longer than 35 yards, which included touchdown runs of 54 yards and 49 yards. They gave up over 5 yards per carry – a number I am sure Gundy would be pleased to come away with.last_img read more