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Nate Silver’s predictions were totally wrong, and people are upset
Well-known political analyst Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight has drawn the wrath of the internet after his election predictions, yet again, ended up being quite a bit off. He predicted an easy victory for Joe Biden, but that hasn’t turned out to be the case as the election is still too close to call two days after election day.Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreWhat Nate Silver predicted about the electionIn one of his posts on FiveThirtyEight before the election, he declared that President Donald Trump could still win but that "the polls would have to be off by way more than in 20...
Cyril Ramaphosa set to face wrath of unions, business over move to terminate Ters payments
Johannesburg - Cyril Ramaphosa is set face the wrath of organised labour following the abrupt cancellation of the UIF Covid-19 Temporary Employer/ Employee Relief Scheme (Ters) by his National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC).Unions and businesses expressed shock at learning that the NCCC had moved to cancel the Ters benefit on Thursday without consulting social partners despite assurances from Ramaphosa last month that it would be continued along with the extension of the State of Disaster.The country’s biggest trade union federation Cosatu said this raised questions about whether Ramaphosa...
3 years after Hurricane Maria, survivors in Central Florida count blessings
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Gabriel Mejias Ocasio remembered Sunday the wrath of Hurricane Maria, which struck in Puerto Rico three years ago Sunday.Thousands dead. Homes obliterated, businesses destroyed. Hundreds of thousands of islanders left without power, many for nearly a year. Over 200,000 islanders eventually fled to the mainland, about 70,000 settling in Florida, Ocasio, 28, among them.“It’s a very emotional day for our people,” he said of the day Maria struck.Some said it is a day Puerto Ricans will never forget.More than a dozen families who survived the storm and now live in Central Florida ...
Sri Lanka: Escaping the wrath of COVID-19
The South Asian nation has recorded one of the lowest fatality rates, while consistently maintaining adequate testing. Its 21-million-strong population seems to have dodged the community transmission bullet.By Tariq HashmatSri Lanka reported its first case of COVID-19 on January 28, 2020 – just two days before India recorded its first. The second case was only reported 44 days later, on March 12. 230 days later, the nation has dealt with a little over 3200 cases, and only 13 deaths.In order to contain the spread of the virus, the Sri Lankan government initiated a series of lockdowns and curfew...
Thais told to brace for Noul’s wrath
Thais told to brace for Noul’s wrath Storm expected to batter 35 provincesThirty-five provinces, mostly in the Northeast and the East and including Bangkok, are expected to be battered by heavy rain brought on by Tropical Storm Noul this weekend, the Meteorological Department says.In an update on Noul on Thursday, the department said the storm which was expected to intensify into a typhoon was about 600km southeast of Danang in Vietnam at 10am on Thursday.It was tracking northwesterly at a speed of 20 km per hour. It was forecast to make landfall in Vietnam and pass over Thailand via the north...
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Airbnb incurs Paris wrath over Olympics partnership
Airbnb became a leading partner of the Olympics in a nine-year deal announced Monday that drew strong criticism from Paris, host of the 2024 summer Games.In the deal unveiled in London, the home rental platform became a "Top" International Olympic Committee (IOC) partner, joining titans including Coca Cola and Visa on the highest sponsorship level.But in a letter sent last week and seen by AFP on Monday, the mayor of Paris warned IOC head Thomas Bach about the "risks" of the deal.The Socialist Anne Hidalgo, who is up for re-election in 2020, vowed her "total determination" to tighten rules on ...
Italy braced for wrath of beaten All Blacks
Rome (AFP) - Italy coach Conor O'Shea concedes his side are braced for a 'David against Goliath' challenge against world champions New Zealand in their final November Test on Saturday at the Stadio Olimpico.The All Blacks arrive in Rome having lost 16-9 to Ireland in Dublin last weekend, a further wake-up call for the world's top team after a defeat by the Springboks back in September.But even if New Zealand's aura of invincibility has started to wane less than a year out from the World Cup, O'Shea is expecting another rough ride from a side the Italians have never beaten in 14 previous meetin...
Fearing Saudi wrath the West treads cautiously on Khashoggi case
Paris (AFP) - Donald Trump claims he is being "very tough" with Saudi Arabia and Britain has warned of "serious consequences". But besides demanding the truth about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the West is likely to continue doing business as usual with the Gulf kingdom, experts say.Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who had been living in self-imposed exile in the US since late 2017, vanished on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get paperwork for his upcoming wedding.Turkish government sources say the 59-year-old writer, who was critical of so...
Taiwan risks Beijing's wrath with Olympics referendum
Taipei (AFP) - Taiwanese campaigners Monday submitted hundreds of thousands of signatures asking for the island to compete as "Taiwan" and not "Chinese Taipei" in the next Olympics, paving the way for a referendum that will incense Beijing.China, which still claims sovereignty over self-ruling democratic Taiwan, is particularly sensitive to the island's use of names, emblems and flags at international events. These sensitivities -- backed up by Beijing's clout on the world stage -- mean Taiwan is forced to compete as "Chinese Taipei" at the Olympics and other international sports competitions....