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These Eight Hamilton Demos Were Just Released, and We Can’t Stop…

first_imgMusicCelebrityThese Eight Hamilton Demos Were Just Released, and We Can’t Stop ListeningAre they great? No. Are they canon? YesBy Marielle Wakim – January 24, 20171424ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIn our world, there are 334 days until Christmas. In Lin-Manuel Miranda’s world, Christmas was on January 20, which will heretofore be known as Hamildemo Day.Last Friday, Miranda dropped eight rough cuts of songs from Hamilton on Twitter, each of which feature him as the sole performer. It’s not the first time we’ve heard early versions of songs from the musical. The Hamilton Mixtape features two (Cabinet Battle #3, which never even saw the bright lights of Broadway, and a song called “Valley Forge,” which became what we all know today as “Stay Alive”); Beyond that, some hero managed to film Miranda spouting a rap about John Adams that was ultimately cut from the show (although one line made it into “The Adams Administration:” “Sit down, John, you fat mother…”). But this is the first time we’ve gotten so many drafts in one go.All of the tracks feature Lin-Manuel and only Lin-Manuel, which means he’s performing the parts of all the characters at once: He seduces himself on “Say No To This,” ticks off 20 years worth of grievances with himself on “Your Obedient Servant,” and convinces himself to be his own right hand man on “Right Hand Man.” I don’t know why you would have ever wondered this, but if you’ve ever wondered what Hamilton would be like if Gollum/Smeagol were the only character in the show, this is as close as you’ll get. (Somebody get on that mashup ASAP.)What’s most interesting about these demos, though, is that you can actually hear Miranda’s creative process. They’re a small peek into his pony-tailed head as he formulated the songs that would become one of the most transformative pieces of musical theater in history. Are the recordings good? Not particularly, but what demo is? (Like, besides Violet’s in Coyote Ugly?) It doesn’t make them any less genius from a process standpoint.We’ve still got a ways to go until Hamilton arrives at the Pantages in August, but between the news that demigod Joshua Henry will be our Aaron Burr, intermittent Hamilton Sing Alongs, and Hamildemo Day, at least we have something to tide us over. Listen to all eight below:  TAGSLin-Manuel MirandaHamiltonHamildemosPrevious articleThe Complete List of All 2017 Oscar NominationsNext articleLet’s Watch The Horrifying Chuck E. Cheese Promotional Video TogetherMarielle Wakim RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR7 Ways to Entertain Yourself for Less than the Cost of a Disneyland Annual PassThe 6 Best Things to Do in L.A. This WeekendHere Are the 12 Best Things to Do in L.A. in Maylast_img read more


Jong Tae Se Gets German Deal

first_img News Jong Tae Se Gets German Deal News Facebook Twitter By Chris Green – 2010.07.12 5:20pm North Korea may have been sent home from the World Cup early after losing comprehensively in the group stages, but the “People’s Rooney,” striker Jong Tae Sae, has emerged victorious after securing a deal with German club Vfl Bochum for the forthcoming season.The deal sees Jong sign with the club from Germany’s far west for two years with an option for a further year, according to a statement on the team’s website. He arrives at the German club from Kawasaki Frontale of the J-League.Vfl Bochum had an arduous season in the 2009 Bundesliga, getting relegated after finishing in the bottom two, so Jong will start his European odyssey in the 2 Bundesliga, but with a good chance of seeing his team return to the top flight at the first time of asking.Meanwhile, with just one goal for and twelve against in just three games, including shipping seven against Portugal, North Korea were predictably overwhelmed by the competition in South Africa. However, Jong impressed many with his openness and honesty off the field as much as his work ethic on it. Talking to AFP during the tournament, he said, “Everybody thinks of our country as being closed and mysterious, so we have to change that. We can change for the better if we are more open with the way we talk to people, and it would make a better team.”All of which led British North Korea watcher Aiden Foster-Carter to muse in a piece for The Nautilus Institute, “If North Korea’s fate must rest in the hands of an untried youth, better it were the warm-hearted and wised-up Jong Tae Se than Kim Jong Eun.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AvatarChris Green center_img SHARE Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinalast_img read more


Steering into the skid: auto sector avoids crash

first_imgRear view of traffic jam with breaklights showing ANGHI/ISTOCKPHOTO Keywords Pandemics,  Coronavirus,  Economic forecasts,  Auto industryCompanies BMO Capital Markets With much of the economic disruption inflicted by the Covid-19 outbreak impacting the services side of the economy, the recovery for durable goods, particularly the all important auto-sector, has surprised economists on the upside, says BMO Capital Markets.In a new report, BMO said the auto industry has enjoyed a V-shaped recovery from the initial heavy damage inflicted by the pandemic. While vehicle sales are still seen finishing the year down by 15.5% from last year, that’s much better than the most severe scenarios that economists considered, although still weaker than pre-pandemic forecasts for a 3.7% decline.“Early in the year, the outlook for the global auto industry looked dire. Dealerships were temporarily shuttered and production was halted as the global pandemic caused the shortest and steepest post-war recession on record. Still, vehicle sales have managed to chart a V-shaped recovery,” it said.While demand plunged when the pandemic first hit, it quickly rebounded as lockdowns eased, interest rates were slashed and extensive fiscal supports were deployed, BMO noted.Indeed, the bank said the global financial crisis led to tighter credit standards and weak consumer demand that “kept auto purchases low for years.” However, this time around, “policymakers responded aggressively to normalize both lending rates and household incomes during this year’s downturn.”As a result, “when dealerships reopened after the initial wave of shutdowns, the average auto consumer was well- positioned to resume spending,” the report said.BMO expects vehicle sales in Canada for 2021 to come in at just under two million, with U.S. sales reaching 15.6 million, with demand propped up by the extraordinary fiscal and monetary support.Looking ahead to 2021, BMO said that higher household savings rates and continued curbs on services spending is expected to bolster new vehicle demand too.Additionally, the biggest potential drag on Canadian sales — high household debt levels — has been pushed to the side by the prospect of rock bottom interest rates for the foreseeable future, BMO said.“While the momentum built up over the last several months could take a hit amid surging Covid-19 cases in both countries, we see sales accelerating in 2021,” it said.Alongside new vehicle sales, the auto parts industry held up even better, BMO said.Despite the sudden shift to remote working, which was expected to hurt demand for parts and services, “that is not how the year played out,” BMO said in the report.In fact, retail parts sales held up better than vehicle sales, likely boosted by increased vehicle usage for vacations amid limited summer travel alternatives.“With a potential vaccine on the horizon, there is further upside for vehicle use,” BMO said.Additionally, the report noted that with each of the “Big Three” automakers planning to invest in their Canadian operations “auto sector employment will grow for the first time in years.”Moreover, these investments are in segments that are growing, such as trucks and electric vehicles,rather than conventional passenger cars, BMO said.“That’s a big deal for the broader Canadian economy with auto and parts production representing 9% of manufacturing,” it noted.“Despite the severe economic repercussions of the pandemic this year, the auto sector has avoidedthe worst case scenarios and is headed for a brighter 2021, assuming the pandemic is brought under control,” BMO concluded. Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO Stagflation is U.S. economists’ biggest fear, SIFMA says Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news A deadly first wave, followed by a tsunami of excess deathslast_img read more


Noarlunga mass vaccination clinic now open

first_imgNoarlunga mass vaccination clinic now open People in Adelaide’s southern suburbs now have greater access to the vital COVID-19 vaccine, with the Noarlunga mass vaccination clinic open from today.Premier Steven Marshall said the Noarlunga clinic will provide both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines to those eligible under phases 1a, 1b and 2a of the vaccine rollout.“South Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to lead the nation and we have delivered more vaccinations per capita than any other mainland state,” said Premier Marshall.“The opening of the clinic today in Noarlunga further supports our safe and steady scale up of the rollout, and from next week the clinic will build its capacity to be able to offer 5,000 vaccine appointments per week.“The vaccination program is our doorway out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we encourage all South Australians to roll up their sleeve when it is their turn to get the vaccine.”Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the establishment of the Noarlunga mass vaccination clinic is a key milestone in keeping Southern Adelaide safe and strong during the pandemic.“The Noarlunga clinic is a dual-stream facility, with both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines available and the larger site provides more capacity to provide more vaccinations to those eligible in the community,” said Minister Wade.“This boost of our capacity to provide the vaccine to more South Australians will be followed next week with the opening of another community facing vaccination clinic in Elizabeth.“Giving every South Australian access to the COVID-19 vaccine is a priority for the Marshall Liberal Government, and we will continue to work with our GP networks and the Commonwealth Government to support and maximise the rollout.”Southern Adelaide Local Health Network COVID-19 Program Executive Lead, Catherine Hughes, said more than 450 appointments have been made at the Noarlunga clinic for the first day of operation.“Our staff have been doing an excellent job providing the COVID-19 vaccine to our those in phase 1a and 1b at Flinders Medical Centre since the rollout began and this clinic will transition into our new Noarlunga clinic from 30 May,” said Ms Hughes.“We are proud to step up and open the dual stream mass vaccination clinic in Noarlunga so that we can continue to play such an important part in the rollout program and start providing the vaccine to more South Australians.“The Pfizer vaccine will be available for those aged under 50 years in phases 1a and 1b of the program and the AstraZeneca vaccine will be available for anyone aged 50 years over so I encourage our local community members to check their eligibility and booking online for their vaccination now.”The Noarlunga COVID-19 vaccination clinic is located adjacent to the Colonnades Shopping Centre precinct and will open seven days a week between 9am and 4pm, except for Thursday when it will open between 12:30pm and 7:30pm.You can check your eligibility and book in for a vaccine via the SA Health website.Find out more about COVID-19 vaccinations at covidvaccine.sa.gov.au. /Public News. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Adelaide, AusPol, Australia, Australian, commonwealth, Flinders, Government, health, operation, Pfizer, SA, SA Government, SA Health, South Australia, southern, southern suburbs, vaccination, wellbeinglast_img read more


CU-Boulder Graduating Senior Takes Research, Scholarship To New Heights

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Senior Bryn Weaver, whose research at the University of Colorado at Boulder commenced before she ever set foot in a classroom, is hoping to be awarded a Fulbright grant next month as the capstone to a stellar educational career that brings a whole new meaning to scholarship. Weaver, who will graduate with honors from CU-Boulder’s ecology and evolutionary biology department in May 2005, has conducted research on issues ranging from cancer and renewable energy to space satellites and roadless areas during her undergraduate years. She also found time to tutor minority students at the Family Learning Center and to participate in CU’s annual World Affairs Conference. “I feel very lucky to have been able to take advantage of the opportunities this university has to offer,” said Weaver, who came to CU-Boulder from Steamboat Springs High School in 2001. “There is a wealth of knowledge, programs, experiences and support here if you go looking for them.” Weaver attended CU-Boulder on a Boettcher Scholarship, a merit-based award given annually to 40 top high school seniors in Colorado. The scholarship covers four years of full tuition costs, student fees, a book allowance and an annual living stipend at an accredited, four-year Colorado university or college. She also received a four-year Norlin Scholarship, which provides a merit-based award of $2,000 per year to select students based on academic commitment and creativity. This summer, courtesy of a $5,000 scholarship awarded by the Morris K. Udall Foundation — given to 80 students in the United States for their demonstrated commitment to the environment — she will travel to Costa Rica to participate in a six-week program on sustainable development. Weaver came to CU-Boulder in 2001 for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program, in which students receive $1,000 stipends to conduct research or creative work with faculty members before beginning their classroom studies. Weaver helped design, build and test a prototype mini-satellite for the Colorado Space Grant Consortium and worked on the CoPIRG Renewable Energy Campaign in Longmont. During 2002-03, Weaver received three stipends for roughly $700 each from CU-Boulder’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, conceived in 1986 and which has granted more than $5 million to nearly 6,000 students to work with faculty members on research or creative work. Weaver’s research helped to characterize the binding capacity of estrogen receptors with various estrogenic compounds in collaboration with chemistry and biochemistry department Associate Professor Deborah Wuttke. Weaver broadened her horizons in summer 2003, working for the Colorado Environmental Coalition as a roadless area surveyor in the Arapahoe National Forest. In fall 2003 she spent part of a four-month study abroad program in Madagascar through the School for International Training, teaching villagers to build and use energy-efficient clay stoves in a region devastated by deforestation and erosion. “Probably the most rewarding part for me was arranging for a local, nongovernmental agency to take over the program,” Weaver said. “I wanted to make sure it would continue after I was gone.” Since last summer, Weaver has been working with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Wind Technology Center in Boulder. She coordinated a pilot project to install wind turbines to power Colorado schools, helped perform economic analyses to test the feasibility of various wind projects, and made presentations to eastern plains schools in the state on how to design school wind projects. Winning a Fulbright grant in April would provide Weaver with all expenses for an academic year in Sri Lanka during 2005-06, working on renewable energy issues with that nation’s Electric Board. “I know quite a few of my peers who have found their niche here and are taking advantage of the activities and programs CU has to offer,” said Weaver. “Being part of the Boettcher Scholars community, I can say there is no shortage of people doing inspiring and amazing work.” Lori Goodman, special scholarship adviser for undergraduates at CU-Boulder, said students like Weaver don’t wait for opportunities to knock. “Bryn Weaver latched onto these opportunities with both hands, and has exemplified what is possible at CU-Boulder,” said Goodman. “She is proof that students don’t have to go to schools like Harvard or Stanford to succeed on a national or international level. These kinds of opportunities are available to all of our students who take the initiative.” Published: March 14, 2005 last_img read more


Futurum partnership puts CU research in the hands of younger students

first_imgPublished: Feb. 4, 2021 • By Sarah Kuta A swallowable, remote-controlled robot that roams around inside a person’s intestines, using tools to perform procedures and sending back a live video stream of this funky pink environment? Now that’s some seriously cool science. It’s hard to imagine a teenager who could resist exploring mechanical engineering after learning about Endoculus, the small device developed by CU Boulder Professor Mark Rentschler and student researchers in his lab that can navigate the human gastrointestinal system with ease and may someday help doctors care for their patients.In fact, educators are hoping that middle and high school students are so intrigued by Rentschler and his sci-fi-esque robot that they pursue further study and maybe even a career in science, technology, engineering, math or medicine.A comprehensive, teen-friendly article, activity sheet and PowerPoint presentation about Rentschler’s research are now available, free of charge, to teachers all over the world thanks to a partnership with Futurum, a United Kingdom-based organization that aims to help develop the next generation of scientists, engineers, mathematicians, researchers, doctors and beyond.  Download the Futurum lesson plansFuturum helped translate Rentschler’s complex research into easy-to-digest (no pun intended) content that teachers can incorporate into their lesson plans and share with their students.“Mark is a brilliant example of someone using his passion and knowledge to improve people’s lives,” said Brett Langenberg, Futurum’s founder. “His research is innovative — and the robotic element is cool — and has a real-life application that many young people will find inspiring. Mark’s work shows what can be achieved when you have aspirations, which is something we want all young people to have.”The colorful and engaging online Futurum package also includes a question-and-answer interview with Rentschler, a CU engineering professor and Sylvia Norviel Cancer Research faculty fellow, about his path to becoming a mechanical engineer, the ins and outs of the field itself and some of Rentschler’s advice for young people. Rentschler said he enjoyed the opportunity to think about his research through the eyes of a young person and reflect on his personal journey to becoming a scientist — from the tiny town of Atkinson, Nebraska, to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and, eventually, to CU Boulder, with many other influential stops along the way. He’s also glad that his research can serve as a real-world example of the types of fun, creative and potentially helpful projects students can work on if they pursue a career in STEM.“One of our goals as faculty is to make a broad impact with our research, not only with the students that we’re directly training but also bringing the research to classrooms here at the university and even wider dissemination,” Rentschler said. “It’s a creative challenge to share your research with the broadest community possible, but this experience has demonstrated to me how you can distill your research into a tangible form for a younger audience.” Categories:EducationOutreachTags:Mark Rentschler Share Share via FacebookShare via TwitterShare via LinkedInlast_img read more


L V Prasad Eye Institute hosts sixth edition of Engineering the Eye Hackathon

first_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app News WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By Swati Rana on July 10, 2018 Focuses on the 6Ds of exponential innovation to bring out next-gen solutionsL V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) has hosted the 6th edition of Engineering the Eye Hackathon (ETE6) from July 4 – 8, 2018. Over 20 teams showcased the outcome of their creative minds that were built in 72 hours to shape the future of healthcare service providers. Every year, Engineering the Eye brings together a unique opportunity for innovators to delve into the possibilities of building solutions for eye healthcare problems.Engineering the Eye is a five-day healthcare hackathon where members of the ecosystem get together with enthusiastic minds across multiple disciplines to solve current pressing and future problems in eye care. Since 2013, the LVPEI Center for Innovation has hosted five editions of Engineering the Eye resulting in break through innovations. In keeping with LVPEI’s long-standing focus, the 6th edition of Engineering the Eye focused on the path to exponential innovation for equitable eye care. In this edition, the 6Ds of exponential innovation – Design Thinking, Disruptive, Deceptive, Dematerialize, Demonetize and Democratize were applied to bring out next-gen solutions from participants.Speaking on the occasion, Dr Virender Singh Sangwan, Director, LVPEI Center for Innovation; Centre for Ocular Regeneration (CORE) at LVPEI; and Dr Paul Dubord Chair in Cornea at LVPEI said, “Engineering the Eye projects have spawned amazing collaborations with companies, research institutions and other communities. Some of them turned into greater efforts at the LVPEI Center for Innovation while others have been pursued as start-ups by the innovators. This year, we witnessed an amazing range of prototypes displaying the 6Ds of exponential innovation.”At this year’s edition of the Engineering the Eye Hackathon, 15 unique problem statements were provided to the students by the clinician faculty at LVPEI. Out of these problem statements, eight were shortlisted for final presentation to the jury. The winner of the three finalists was an innovative idea for an endoscope to diagnose Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in preterm babies, mentored by Dr Subhadra Jalali.The partners for the recently concluded event included International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, ZEISS, Microsoft, Cyient, Idealab, T-Hub, Endiya Partners, REDX, Algoleap Technologies, Techsophy, 500 Startups.The Center for Innovation at LVPEI has been the home to many innovations in the areas of eye care delivery, biology of the eye, surgical techniques, eye banking and children’s eye health among others over the years. Two products that were conceptualised and created at previous events of the Engineering the Eye workshop won international accolades this year. Sharecenter_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Related Posts The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story L V Prasad Eye Institute hosts sixth edition of Engineering the Eye Hackathon Read Articlelast_img read more


Teachings of Garveyism will Foster Social Transformation

first_imgRelatedTeachings of Garveyism will Foster Social Transformation RelatedTeachings of Garveyism will Foster Social Transformation FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Grace McLean, says the incorporation of the teachings of Garveyism in the new civics programme for schools, will foster self-affirmation and social transformation. “The philosophy of this civics education programme is one of individual and social transformation,” said Mrs. McLean, who was addressing the launch of the programme on August 17 at the Marcus Garvey Technical High School in St. Ann. According to Mrs. McLean, “there is urgency to address the social and cultural identity deficits that serve as stumbling blocks in the desire of all Jamaican children to honour the greatness they have inherited by achieving greatness themselves”. She said the civics programme will create self-awareness, awaken social consciousness and social responsibility, and “provide the experimental learning opportunities that will help our young people grow confidently, think critically, enhance their emotional competencies and the nature of their social interactions to produce citizens, who will assume their rightful place in Jamaica, as leaders and nation builders.” Mrs. McLean stated that the life, work and accomplishments of Jamaica’s first National Hero, the Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, stands as a testimony to the possibilities for rising above any obstacle to accomplish greatness. “He exemplifies what can be achieved when one is resolute about personal development and nation-building. His life and testament will therefore be honoured in this programme and be used to help our students conceive of themselves, possibility thinkers,” she stated. RelatedTeachings of Garveyism will Foster Social Transformationcenter_img Teachings of Garveyism will Foster Social Transformation EducationAugust 22, 2012 Advertisementslast_img read more


Govt Makes $13 Million Allocation to Chemical Management Project

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A sum of $13 million has been allocated in the 2013/14 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, towards the National Quick Start Programme Trust Fund Project, in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change. The project, which began in April 2011, is being implemented by the Environmental Management Division. It aims to build Jamaica’s capacity to manage chemicals in an environmentally sound manner, in keeping with the 2020 target of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and the Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM). The money for this fiscal year will go towards: preparing drafting instructions for chemical legislation; conducting an inventory of priority chemicals (mercury and asbestos); commence the training of officers/operators that handle hazardous material (HAZWOPER); and commence the development and implementation of a national programme for the environmentally sound management of electrical and electronic wastes. Activities envisaged under the programme include: preparation of drafting instructions for legislation to govern the management of chemicals; updating the national chemical profile, slated for implementation by 2014; development of a National Chemicals Emergency Response Plan (NCERP); training of officers in the handling of hazardous materials; developing and implementing  a national programme for the environmentally sound management of electrical and electronic waste; and undertaking a mercury and asbestos inventory. The project, which is slated to be executed between April 2012 and March 2014, is being funded by the Quick Start Programme Trust Fund. RelatedJIS Jamaica 50 Photo Album Wins International Award RelatedNo Let Up in NHT Housing Provisions By Chris Patterson, JIS Reporter Advertisements RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History Govt Makes $13 Million Allocation to Chemical Management Project InformationApril 10, 2013last_img read more


General Election Final Count Begins Today

first_imgRelatedJamaicans Urged to Follow Guidelines in Voting Process RelatedJLP Wins General Election FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Final counting for all constituencies across the island commenced earlier today. Counting is taking place in the designated counting centres in each constituency except for five – St Andrew Eastern, St Ann South Western, St Mary South Eastern and St Catherine North Eastern which are being counted at the Head Office at Duke Street Kingston; and St James Southern which is being counted at the Regional Office in Montego Bay.The Director of Elections, as allowed under the law, took the decision to provide closer monitoring for the final count in constituencies where the preliminary results were particularly close. Based on the preliminary count, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has won 33, and the Peoples National Party 30 of the 63 seats available.While the voter turnout was below 50 percent, the Mr Orrette Fisher, Director of Elections is pleased with the proceedings on Election Day.“We worked with the security forces, political party representatives, observers and other stakeholders to address, in a swift manner, reports of incidents which arose. But in general we can say the proceedings went smoothly. As always whenever we have an election we must prepare for a 100 percent turnout so it is unfortunate that only 48 percent of the voting population turned out,” he said.The final counting of ballots is expected to be completed by Monday, February 29. Advertisementscenter_img General Election Final Count Begins Today Election 2016February 26, 2016Written by: Electoral Commission of Jamaica Story HighlightsFinal counting for all constituencies across the island commenced earlier today. Counting is taking place in the designated counting centres in each constituency except for five – St Andrew Eastern, St Ann South Western, St Mary South Eastern and St Catherine North Eastern.Mr Orrette Fisher, Director of Elections is pleased with the proceedings on Election Day. RelatedAll Political Candidates to Sign Code of Conduct by Fridaylast_img read more