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  • Adelaide weather
    on October 27, 2020 at 2:26 am

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  • Adelaide weather forecast
    on October 27, 2020 at 2:26 am

    Tuesday Mostly sunny 11°C – 21°CWednesday Sunny 9°C – 21°CThursday Possible shower 11°C – 21°CFriday Possible shower 11°C – 20°C

  • Current weather for Adelaide at 4:50am CDT
    on October 27, 2020 at 2:26 am

    Temperature: 12.8°C Feels like: 11.1°CDew point: 8.7°C Relative humidity: 76%Wind: SE at 7 km/h, gusting to 9 km/h Rain: 0.0mm since 9amPressure: 1019.3 hPa

  • Trump supporting write-in candidate declares herself governor of Ohio after discussing plot to kidnap Mike DeWine
    on October 26, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    A woman who ran as a write-in candidate against Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has unlawfully declared herself governor of the state and been implicated in a plot to kidnap and prosecute Mr DeWine. Renea Turner, who ran against Mr DeWine as a write-in candidate in 2018, posted a video to her Facebook on Thursday in which she places her hand on a Bible and proclaims herself the governor of Ohio. “Ohio is free from Tyrannous leadership,” she wrote in a Facebook post following the stunt.

  • 9-year-old hunting with father accidentally shoots, kills himself, Nebraska cops say
    on October 26, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    “It’s just a very tragic incident.”

  • Mitch McConnell’s Conservative Challenger Gets a Boost… From Dems
    on October 26, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    In a last-ditch effort to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a deep-pocketed Democratic group has begun airing ads backing the Libertarian candidate in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate contest.A new super PAC called True Kentucky Patriots started buying television and digital ads last week in support of Libertarian Brad Barron, calling him “Kentucky’s true conservative for U.S. Senate,” in the words of one thirty-second spot. “Barron is one hundred percent pro-Second Amendment, one hundred percent pro-life, and one hundred percent pro-term limits. Sorry Mitch, 36 years is too long.”The group is clearly designed to peel off conservative votes from McConnell, who faces a challenge from Democrat Amy McGrath. Federal Election Commission records show that True Kentucky Patriots is affiliated with one of the Senate race’s largest independent spenders, a pro-McGrath group called the Ditch Fund.True Kentucky Patriots also shares a treasurer with the Ditch Fund, and both groups have paid a Democratic firm called Beacon Media to produce and place their respective digital ads.It’s not uncommon for political operatives to attempt to boost third party candidates that they hope will act as spoilers, and split an opposing ideological coalition’s votes to the detriment of one major party candidate or the other. But it’s less common for groups doing so to disclose those efforts in publicly available campaign finance filings.True Kentucky Patriots hasn’t been around long enough to reveal any of its donors, and it won’t have to do so until nearly three weeks after election day. But pro-McGrath forces have already attempted to promote Barron’s candidacy through other means. Another anti-McConnell super PAC, Fire Mitch Save America PAC, has sent mailers promoting Barron’s Senate bid.FEC filings also show that Democrats have sought to boost Barron directly. At least five of Barron’s donors have also given to McGrath’s campaign. One of them, a New York-based Microsoft employee, even donated to both McGrath and Barron on the same day.Polling in the Kentucky Senate contest has shown McConnell with a consistent lead, though his margin has varied from as little as five points to as much as twelve. The most recent poll of the race has McConnell with a nine point lead over McGrath, and just four percent saying they support Barron’s candidacy, meaning the Libertarian likely will not draw enough votes to tilt the election. The race has nonetheless drawn massive investments from both parties. McConnell and McGrath have together spent nearly $115 million, with outside groups dropping another $26 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.Kentucky isn’t the only state where Democrats have attempted to boost a third party spoiler in a tight Senate contest. In South Carolina, Democrat Jaime Harrison’s campaign has run ads ostensibly attacking an obscure Constitution Party candidate by calling him too conservative for the state. It appears to be an effort to encourage support for the more right-wing contender among the state’s more conservative voters—to the detriment of Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.But the most famous would-be spoiler candidate of the 2020 election cycle is Kanye West. A number of Republican operatives have lined up behind his dead-end presidential campaign in an effort to draw votes from Democratic nominee Joe Biden in some key battleground states.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

  • Prince Harry says it took him 'many, many years' to realize unconscious bias exists
    on October 26, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Prince Harry is opening up about how Meghan Markle helped him become aware of unconscious racial bias, which he didn’t realize existed for “many years.”In a conversation with Black Lives Matter activist Patrick Hutchinson published by GQ on Monday, Harry praised the “incredibly important” movement and described how for a while, he did not realize that unconscious biases exist in society.”Unconscious bias, from my understanding, having the upbringing and the education that I had, I had no idea what it was,” Harry said. “I had no idea it existed. And then, sad as it is to say, it took me many, many years to realize it, especially then living a day or a week in my wife’s shoes.”Harry, who has spoken out against racist harassment the Duchess of Sussex has been subjected to, described unconscious bias as a “huge thing globally” and said it’s “dangerous” when those in power aren’t aware of this.”I think one of the most dangerous things is people within positions of power, whether it’s politics or whether it’s the media, where if you’re not aware of your own bias and you’re not aware of the culture within your system, then how are we ever going to progress?” Harry said.Harry added that “anyone that’s pushing against” such attempts to make progress should “take a long, hard look at themselves in the mirror,” as “everyone benefits if the Black community gets treated the way they should be treated.” He previously spoke on his “awakening” on systemic racism.”I’ve had an awakening as such of my own, because I wasn’t aware of so many of the issues and so many of the problems within the UK, but also globally as well,” he told the Evening Standard. “I thought I did but I didn’t.”More stories from The very different emotional lives of Trump and Biden voters The 19 greatest and worst presidential campaign ads of the 2020 election The Trump administration has surrendered to the pandemic

  • Jack Ma’s Ant Group set for record $34bn stock market listing
    on October 26, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    The Chinese firm is set for the biggest stock market listing ever, beating Saudi Aramco’s $29bn flotation.

  • AIA Philam Life eyes illiquid assets beyond property
    on October 27, 2020 at 12:25 am

    The insurer has also increased its cash holdings amid worries about Covid’s impact on the local economy and stock market, chief investment officer Arleen Guevara told AsianInvestor.

  • UK’s Nationwide pension open to Asian private debt
    on October 27, 2020 at 12:15 am

    The building society’s defined benefit fund is moving to de-risk its portfolio as it moves into payout mode, but it will be focusing more on private credit, says its CIO.

  • Turkey calls for boycott of French goods amid Macron row
    on October 26, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has led the charge against President Emmanuel Macron over his robust defence of the right to mock religion following the murder of a French schoolteacher who had shown his class cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

  • Industry seeks easier Income Tax rules for foreign nationals
    on October 26, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    ​​​Industry bodies are seeking that India taxes only the local income of foreign nationals or expats staying in India for extended periods for investing or monitoring large amounts of FDI or for bringing in technical and management expertise.

  • Centre to brief parliamentary panel headed by Congress leader Anand Sharma
    on October 26, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    The committee was recently reconstituted with Sharma as the chairman. Besides this, the reconstituted panel may further discuss issues related to the management of Covid-19, said a government official.

  • Melbourne lockdown lifted after zero new virus cases recorded
    on October 26, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Melbourne and the surrounding Victoria state recorded the first 24-hour period without any new Covid-19 cases since June 8 — before security bungles at quarantine hotels housing returned international travellers sparked a major outbreak in July.

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