The headquarters of the country’s two main political parties tell the tale of two cities. Workmen are now putting in place the final touches to a stage, which has been setup in the streets in front the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Old Hope Road headquarters. “This is a facility for the party leader to acknowledge the outcome of the elections,” Alston Stewart, one of the PNP’s campaign team leaders, told The Gleaner. The PNP stage has been set on a massive movable flat truck and is adorned with a banner of PNP president Portia Simpson Miller as the backdrop. The stage at Belmont Road, however, has already been set. Unlike the one at the PNP’s base, the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) setup is small and simple. And there is no fancy banner in the background. Belmont Road is the base of the JLP. The JLP’s stage has been placed in the yard of its headquarters, unlike the PNP, which has taken over a section of the street. Jamaicans have been voting in the country’s 17th general election since 7:00 a.m. today. Polls will close at 5:00 pm, after which the counting of ballots will take place.
19Feb Rep. Lower resolution protects the unborn State Rep. James Lower today introduced a resolution calling for the protection of life by preserving legal safeguards for unborn children in Michigan. The resolution also calls for recognition of any abortion as a tragic loss of human life.Lower said history will measure Michigan by how well it protects its most vulnerable residents.“We must speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, especially the unborn,” said Lower, of Cedar Lake. “By approving this resolution the Michigan House of Representatives has the opportunity to affirm and defend the sanctity of life, from beginning to end.”“All life is important. There is no known medical reason for an unborn baby to be killed in the third trimester of gestation,” Lower said. “Life should be protected from this action before or during the course of a delivery.”#### Categories: Lower News,News
Russian pay TV provider Tricolor TV has added new comedy channel KVN TV to its programming line-up.Tricolor struck a deal with Gazprom Media-owned Red Media to include the channel in its offering. KVN TV is a joint venture between Red Media and production group AMIK.The channel will be included in Tricolor TV’s basic offering. The operator already offers 25 channels from Red Media in its packages, spanning sports, lifestyle and entertainment genres.The channel will air the KVN competition, a long-running comedy phenomenon in Russia that sees teams from across the country compete in developing sketches and comedy routines through a number of leagues in front of a live audience and an panel of judges.