How far out of the norm is Trump's refusal to concede?
News organizations called the election for Joe Biden on Saturday, 07 November. It’s late on the 10th, and Donald Trump not only refuses to concede, he insists that he has won.Trump’s four years in office have been marked by his disregard for American political norms. But how far off is he this time, with his failure to concede?Note: No presidential candidate in modern history has refused to concedeNPR reports that the first concession came in a telegram, from William Jennings Bryan to William McKinley, two days after the election of 1896.Since then, we’ve heard 32 concession speeches, marked b...
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Online still the norm
Online activities in lieu of physical ones are likely to continue being the norm.In a research conducted by Qualtrics in the Philippines to determine the extent to which COVID-19 has encouraged consumers to embrace digital channels, it was shown that since the beginning of the pandemic, about 67 percent of the respondents said they have purchased more online, while 62 percent have increased the frequency of their use of online banking.Shopping for groceries online also increased according to 53 percent of the survey respondents, while 55 percent said the frequency of their visits to retailers ...
Does Working Overtime Boosts Economy Performance?
We’ve all likely stayed later at work when we’ve been super busy or had to catch up on work, however sadly, in recent years, long working days and taking work home has become the norm for many employees. Not only is this causing employees to miss out on enjoying the pleasures of life and spending quality time with family and friends, but it might also not be worth the hassle.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreDoes Working Overtime Boosts Economy Performance?On average, in South Africa, workers work some of the longest work weeks at around 2,209 hours a year. 18.1% of workers worke...
1,600 meals a day; Cone, Guiao learn ‘new norm’
1,600 meals a day; Cone, Guiao learn ‘new norm’John Bryan Ulanday(The Philippine Star) – October 14, 2020 – 12:00amInside the bubbleCLARK, Philippines — So, how does one prepare more than a thousand meals a day inside the PBA bubble?Well, The STAR learned it straight from the source, Quest Hotel executive chef Jean Louis Leon, who shared what should be the winning recipe.With a 17-strong team working as early as 4 a.m., the French cook said they serve 400 packed meals for the PBA delegation and 150 for the entire hotel staff for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus morning and afternoon snacks.Th...
‘Tripartism should remain the norm in new normal’
‘Tripartism should remain the norm in new normal’(The Philippine Star) – September 20, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) vowed to continue espousing meaningful dialogues and multi-party consultations in confronting labor and other policy issues despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.In a statement released coinciding with its 45th anniversary celebration, ECOP president Sergio Ortiz Luis Jr. said the group will remain steadfast to its commitment of representing and enhancing the Filipino employers’ interest in all levels of policy d...
Trudy Rubin: Kremlin's murder of opponents can't be accepted as new global norm
On Friday, President Donald Trump said the United States had no proof yet that the most prominent Russian opposition leader had been poisoned by the Kremlin.Never mind that German military scientists had confirmed earlier in the week “100%” that Alexei Navalny was poisoned by one of the world’s deadliest — and internationally banned — chemical agents developed by the Soviet Union. (Having fallen ill while he campaigned in Siberia, Navalny had been medevaced to a Berlin hospital.)On Sept. 2, Western governments condemned Russia. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the Navalny case an “attemp...
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