Voting During a Pandemic

first_imgElection information is posted on the websites of the Hudson County Clerk and City of Bayonne.  The Hudson County Clerk’s office and the Bayonne City Clerk are available to answer questions and solve technical problems. Community Room, 535 Avenue A: District 5. Community Room, 24 East 21st Street: Districts 15 and 16. We urge voters to send in their mail-in ballots as early as possible to avoid the last-minute crush of election mail.  We also encourage people to deposit their completed ballots in the secure election drop box in front of City Hall. Lincoln School, Public School #5, 202 Prospect Avenue: Districts 11, 12, and 13. Mary J. Donohoe School, Public School #4, 3 East 5th Street: Districts 3,4,5,6, and 7. Lincoln School, Public School #5, 202 Prospect Avenue: Districts 11, 12, and 13. Ward 2: Catholic War Veterans, 18 West 23rd Street: Districts 1,2,3, 4, 10, and 14. Bayonne Community Museum, 229 Broadway: Districts 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16. Community Room, 535 Avenue A: District 5. Bayonne Community Museum, 229 Broadway: Districts 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16. The locations are shown by ward. Bayonne High School, 669 Avenue A, 30th Street Lobby: Districts 6,7,8, and 9. We urge voters to send in their mail-in ballots as early as possible to avoid the last-minute crush of election mail.  We also encourage people to deposit their completed ballots in the secure election drop box in front of City Hall. The Coronavirus is having a major impact on how Americans are voting in 2020.  In New Jersey and several other states, registered voters have been sent mail-in ballots.  An estimated 40 to 60 percent of voters nationwide are expected to vote by mail.Most New Jerseyans will not be voting in person at polling places this year. However, you may return your vote-by-mail ballot at a special polling place on Election Day.  If you report to a polling place and do not have a ballot with you, you will be provided with a provisional paper ballot.  Accommodations will be made for certain disabled people to use an accessible voting device.  No voting machines will be available for non-disabled voters. Bayonne Public Library, 697 Avenue C: Districts 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19. The Coronavirus is having a major impact on how Americans are voting in 2020.  In New Jersey and several other states, registered voters have been sent mail-in ballots.  An estimated 40 to 60 percent of voters nationwide are expected to vote by mail.Most New Jerseyans will not be voting in person at polling places this year. However, you may return your vote-by-mail ballot at a special polling place on Election Day.  If you report to a polling place and do not have a ballot with you, you will be provided with a provisional paper ballot.  Accommodations will be made for certain disabled people to use an accessible voting device.  No voting machines will be available for non-disabled voters.The Hudson County Clerk has announced special in-person polling locations in Bayonne for Election Day. First-time voters and all voters should read the voting instructions carefully and completely before doing anything.  Do not detach the certificate that is attached to the ballot envelope.  Please be sure to sign that certificate.  Call the Hudson County Clerk at 201-369-3470 (Option 6) about any problems that develop with your mail-in ballot. 10Mayor15center_img Community Room, 24 East 21st Street: Districts 15 and 16. × Ward 3:  Fire Museum, 10 West 4th Street: Districts 1, 7, and 8. Bayonne High School, 669 Avenue A, 30th Street Lobby: Districts 6,7,8, and 9. Mary J. Donohoe School, Public School #4, 3 East 5th Street: Districts 3,4,5,6, and 7. The locations are shown by ward. Bayonne Public Library, 697 Avenue C: Districts 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19. Voting During a Pandemic The Hudson County Clerk has announced special in-person polling locations in Bayonne for Election Day. Ward 1: Community Room, 159 West 2nd Street: Districts 1,2,8, and 9. Woodrow Wilson School Gym, 101 West 56th Street: Districts 2,3,4, 5, 6, 9, and 10. Ward 3:  Fire Museum, 10 West 47th Street: Districts 1, 7, and 8. Ward 2: Catholic War Veterans, 18 West 23rd Street: Districts 1,2,3, 4, 10, and 14. Election information is posted on the websites of the Hudson County Clerk and City of Bayonne.  The Hudson County Clerk’s office and the Bayonne City Clerk are available to answer questions and solve technical problems. Ward 1: Community Room, 159 West 2nd Street: Districts 1,2,8, and 9. Woodrow Wilson School Gym, 101 West 56th Street: Districts 2,3,4, 5, 6, 9, and 10. First-time voters and all voters should read the voting instructions carefully and completely before doing anything.  Do not detach the certificate that is attached to the ballot envelope.  Please be sure to sign that certificate.  Call the Hudson County Clerk at 201-369-3470 (Option 6) about any problems that develop with your mail-in ballot.last_img read more

Data Driven Marketing Insists Upon a New Operating Model

first_imgIn a recent interview with IDG, I discussed how data driven marketing has accelerated the evolution of the modern CMO. Thanks to the increased insight presented by the sheer volume of Big Data, the role of today’s marketer has changed as dramatically as the tastes, needs and expectations of the customer. Ten years ago, before the effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution were being felt globally, marketers thought in terms of “broad reach.” We had a message for all the world to hear, and we shouted it from the highest mountain top in an effort to connect with anyone who might be listening.What a difference a decade makes. As Dell EMC’s CONNECTED CUSTOMER booklet explains, the current specificity of customer detail at our disposal gives us the ability to hyper target our audience through a hyper personalized approach. This is of utmost importance, as it allows us to create messages and methods that are hyper relevant to today’s consumers. Dell EMC studies these trends and their impact on business, and the key question now becomes – what holds marketers back from taking the next step? The short answer is – the need to merge the needs and capabilities of marketing and technology into a cohesive strategy, which as we all know can be easier said than done.Formulating data strategies is top of mind for many CMOs, and to create successful campaigns we must first improve both the quality of our information and the way in which we form connections between previously unrelated groups. According to the 2017 Ascend2 report “Marketing Data Quality Trends,” over half of marketers worldwide plan on improving marketing data quality over the next year. However, 45% of global marketers also see improving marketing data quality as their biggest challenge. To make the best decisions informed by these results, we must constantly work to improve both the data itself and the ways in which we discover meaningful relationships between data streams.Grabbing the Technological Reins – a Practical GuideIt is certainly no industry secret that the promising CMO/CIO partnership is at the forefront of orchestrating any potent data driven marketing model. By aligning with the broader corporate digital transformation agenda, marketing can provide substantial value to the business and remain relevant throughout this transition. As I discussed in an earlier blog, general campaigns will be largely replaced by data driven campaigns informed by the scrutiny of a company’s data lake. Advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and actionable information will continue to refine these campaigns and their outcomes. To give you a taste of how quickly things are changing within the arena of data acquisition, Gartner has recently predicted that by 2021 voice and visual search analysis will increase customer revenue by a staggering 30%. This means that it is not just the message that must change – the methods must adapt as well.Forget Full-Control, Embrace Co-CreationThe newfound power granted to customers as a result of blogs, opinion sites, etc. has enabled them to insist on a more active role in the buying process. This means participating in a company’s strategy for generating its branding and storyline. As quoted on Media Post: “90% of those polled like the idea of custom content as a way for brands to engage them, 89% believe custom content is a great way for brands to break through the clutter, 93% like brands sharing interesting things they may not have otherwise seen, and 92% believe brands have expertise on topics and add value to content.” More than ever, we must rely on our customers’ needs and opinions to generate our marketing strategy. But how is this best accomplished?If CMOs can no longer fully define their brand’s identity and message, what are they to do? One option is co-creation, where customers can assist businesses in building and improving their brand. With this in mind, LEGO has introduced LEGO Ideas, which brings together building enthusiasts under the LEGO umbrella. Every year, the user-community selects a home-grown project and LEGO uses its vast distribution, marketing and sales muscle to sell it under their brand. This is no passing fad – the European Union sponsored Horizon 2020 program now funds co-creation initiatives with some €80 billion.The technological advances provided by the 4th industrial revolution offer a lot of promise, but a tool is only as powerful as the one who wields it. It is up to today’s marketer to harness this potential by enhancing strategic focus. Only in doing so can he or she continue to improve the customer’s buyer journey and take the company/customer relationship to the next level. With access to information ever-increasing, our customers are only going to get smarter. Why shouldn’t corporations follow suit?last_img read more

Ammerman sisters keeping each other in check

first_imgFreshman Brittany Ammerman has already had a huge impact on the Badger offense with four goals and three assists in four games.[/media-credit]Siblings are notorious for being competitive with each other in basically everything. But not the Ammerman sisters.Now in her third season, junior Brooke Ammerman has proven to be a huge asset to the Wisconsin women’s hockey team. Freshman forward Brittany Ammerman is suiting up in cardinal and white alongside her sister, showing talent on the ice runs in the family.Last year Brooke led the team with 38 points and 20 goals and carried a target on her back all season. This year she’s starting out almost where she left off, with four points through four games. But little sister Brittany may be stealing her thunder with four goals and seven points on the season already.While Brooke may not be the Ammerman scoring the goals right now, she’s still proud of her little sister and is having fun with the experience.“It’s really fun,” Brooke said. “I’m really happy that she’s doing well and got those goals out of the way so the pressure is off. It’s really fun to play together. We’ve only played together once before. It’s easy to find each other, it’s easy to talk to each other. We’re sisters so we don’t take anything personally, so it’s really fun that way.”These sisters may be on the same team now, but growing up they didn’t have the opportunity. They both fell in love with hockey and discovered their talent for the sport, but they didn’t want to compare themselves to each other so they made a pact.“We got pretty good at hockey when we were younger and we made a pact that we wouldn’t compare each other and our family understood that,” Brooke said. “It made it easier for us to play with each other. It’s been pretty fun. It’s always joking. I’m really happy she was able to get those goals and have a great start to her freshman year and her career her.”There’s no denying it, both of the Ammermans have impressive resumes.In Brooke’s freshman year Wisconsin claimed its third national title in four years. Brooke put up 54 points with 27 goals that year, opening the door for what is already an impressive college career.Head coach Mark Johnson noted their achievements and how impressive the sisters are.“When they were growing up and up until they came here they were good players,” Johnson said of the sisters. “They were able to score goals and score at different levels. Brooke came in her freshman year and obviously showcased that she can put the puck in the net. If you ask her last year probably wasn’t a great year but she still ended up with 20 goals.”Brittany played with the 2009 U18 World Champion Team USA where she scored the first goal of the gold medal game. Not only does she have a knack for putting the puck in the net, she grew up surrounded by hockey.“This year Brittany came in with a similar resume,” Johnson said. “When she played for me in the under-18 tournament she scored goals. She’s showing right now in the early part of the season that she can get the puck in the net. If you have that disease as a player it’s a pretty good one to have.”With impressive resumes in tow, the sisters hope to find themselves and their team fighting for a national title.But Brittany feels like she wouldn’t have had so much success in her career so far if it weren’t for her older sister leading the way.“I think it’s great. I mean I couldn’t have done it without her because I’ve learned so much from her and have been able to watch her and play with her,” Brittany said. “We’re competitive on the ice when we go out against each other and work together, but we don’t compare each other ever.”This isn’t Johnson’s first time coaching sisters. While he has yet to meet Alev and Derya Kelter he coached Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux on the Olympic team last year.Johnson believes having a sibling in the same sport is helpful and makes things more competitive, and that pushes them and only helps make them better.“I think it’s helpful in regards if you have a sister playing or a twin sister playing because then you have somebody to hang out with, somebody that can push you, somebody that you can go to the rink with, somebody you can do off ice conditioning with,” Johnson said. “It probably makes it easier to have a sibling that’s close that likes what you like to do so you can push one another.”last_img read more