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Adrian Beaumont

Adrian Beaumont

I am a PhD student at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Since 1998, I have had great interest in electoral politics, and I keenly follow both Australian and US elections. In the lead-up to the Australian Federal election, I will be writing a post every week about the latest polls and what they mean for the number of seats that will be won by each party in the 150-member Australian House of Representatives.

Liberals likely to retain majority in Tasmania; Biden's ratings after 100 days

May 02, 2021 06:49 am UTC| Politics

AAP/Chris Crerar With 79% counted in Saturdays Tasmanian election, the ABC is calling 12 of the 25 Tasmanian lower house seats for the Liberals, eight for Labor, two Greens and three undecided. Vote shares were 48.7%...

Trump's ratings slightly down after Ukraine scandal as Warren surges to tie Biden in Democratic polls

Oct 12, 2019 08:37 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

About two weeks since a transcript of Donald Trumps phone conversation with the Ukrainian president was revealed, his approval with all polls in the FiveThirtyEight aggregate is 41.6% and his disapproval is 54.0%. Trumps...

No chance of US gun control despite Las Vegas massacre; NZ left gains two seats after special votes

Oct 08, 2017 02:14 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

In the last decade, there have been many horrific gun crimes in the US, where at least 10 people have been murdered in the one incident. However, the National Rifle Association has successfully fought all efforts to impose...

Former FBI director James Comey very likely caused Trump's win

May 13, 2017 03:14 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

On Tuesday, Donald Trump dramatically sacked FBI director James Comey. There has been speculation that Comey was fired in an attempt to prevent an FBI investigation into Trumps ties to Russia. While such an...

US under Trump Series

Obamacare repeal vote shows power of US hard right

May 07, 2017 09:01 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics Law

Since the passage of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, Republicans have attempted to repeal it. In March, the first attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare under President Trump failed, as both...

US under Trump Series

Anti-Trump backlash at US by-elections

Apr 12, 2017 14:44 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Today, a by-election was held in Kansas fourth Congressional District (CD) for election to the US House. This CD is very conservative, and voted for Donald Trump by 60-33 against Hillary Clinton at the 2016 election. At...

US Election Series

US under Trump Series

US election final results: how Trump won

Dec 17, 2016 15:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

At the US election held on 8 November, Donald Trump won the Electoral College by 306 Electoral Votes (EVs), to 232 EVs for Hillary Clinton. While this seems a convincing victory, Trump won four states by 1.2% or less:...

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Economy

Costco’s net income for the quarter was $1.868 billion,

Costco would want to forever keep the price of the hotdog and soda combo at $1.50, where it has been since 1985. On a recent call, the companys chief financial officer Richard Galanti stated the plan is to keep the...

IG will receive brand visibility at both venues of Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Wembley in hosting games in London.

The National Football League (NFL) has tapped online trading and investments firm IG as its presenting partner for three regular-season games in London. The deal also includes the designation of IG as NFL UKs lead...

It's unclear how possible alliances for other NFT categories, like video and fantasy sports, are doing.

The Premier Leagues plans to launch non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have reportedly been derailed by the cryptocurrency crash, threatening a potential new revenue stream worth over US$427 million. Earlier this year, it was...

MonkeyLeague will release a fresh set of AC Milan-themed game materials, including characters, skins, and venues.

AC Milan has signed a new partnership deal designating the MonkeyLeague, a Web 3.0 soccer title, as their non-fungible token (NFT) gaming partner. MonkeyLeague, a platform built on the Solana blockchain, enables users...

The original Karaage-kun specialty whisky is made specifically by the Liquor Museum to pair with Lawson's flagship fried chicken.

The Liquor Museum bar will open at the Shinjuku Washington Hotel Building on October 6th offering a special whisky designed to pair with Lawson convenience stores Japanese fried chicken, Karaage-kun! The original...

Politics

The Labor Party has pledged to put up a publicly-owned energy firm if elected, to better solve rising energy bills.

The British opposition Labor Party has promised to set up a publicly-owned energy company if it wins the next election, according to party leader Keir Starmer. The move would help address the rising energy bills and it...

EU has urged the new Italian government to stick to its reform plans as the bloc's executive approved additional funding.

The European Union has called on the new government in Italy to adhere to its reform plans. This comes as the bloc has approved additional post-COVID-19 recovery funds. European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen...

The agency has approved EV charging station plans for all 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico.

The United States Transportation Department has approved the plans for electric vehicle charging stations nationwide. All 50 states would have EV charging stations, including Washington DC and Puerto Rico. The...

Authorities searched a yacht in northern Germany as part of its probe on Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov.

Law enforcement authorities in Germany searched the motor of a yacht as part of the probe on Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, officials announced this week. The search of the yacht was part of the efforts by officials...

Science

Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone payments after successfully passing key stages of the development and approval cycle.

South Koreas Celltrion Inc. will jointly develop and work on the market release with Abpro Corp. of the US on a breast cancer treatment candidate ABP 10 Under the deal, Celltrion will receive US$10 million in milestone...

Current Canadian and American management efforts do not go far enough to decrease entanglement hazards and encourage the recovery of the North Atlantic right whale.

The Monterey Bay Aquariums Seafood Watch program added the American red lobster, caught in both US and Canada to its red list. Other species also added to the list are the snow crab, Atlantic rock crab, and others that...

The microscope unit, which also manufactures industrial endoscopes and x-ray analyzers, will be transferred to Bain on January 4, subject to antitrust regulatory approvals in Japan and elsewhere.

Olympus had agreed to sell its microscope unit to private equity firm Bain Capital for $3.1 billion as it speeds up the overhaul of its business portfolio to focus solely on medical technology The microscope unit, which...

The research team discovered that steamed mealworms emit a strong, corn-like odor, and when grilled or fried, they gave off a shrimp and frying oil-like scent.

South Korean researchers from Wonkwang University have developed a new process that uses edible insects to create meat-flavored seasoning. The research team came up with 98 volatile compounds with varying amounts of...

The resulting thermoplastic resin could be purified through a distillation process to make food-grade potassium lactate.

Wind turbine blades could eventually be recycled into gummies according to a Michigan State University professor, This was discussed during the American Chemical Societys fall conference, which kicked off in Chicago...

Technology

The key selling point of this system is the ability to remotely manipulate digital avatars from a computer, camera, and microphone at home

Lawson plans to introduce digital avatars at register monitors that are controlled remotely by real humans at over 200 stores in the next three years. The digital avatars will start showing up at a few Lawson stores as...

New ‘Overwatch 2’ players will have to unlock original characters and game modes

New players joining Overwatch 2 next month will be introduced to the game differently. Blizzard designed the First Time User Experience (FTUE), so they could gradually become familiar with the playable characters and game...

EA’s new hunting game ‘Wild Hearts’ will reportedly launch in early 2023

EA and Koei Tecmo will release the first Wild Hearts trailer soon. But the games launch window may have been revealed already. The companies announced earlier this month that they have partnered to co-publish an all-new...

Amazon listing for Pixel 7 went live early revealing its release date and price

The closer Googles event is, the more leaks are appearing in the wild. An early listing of the Pixel 7 on Amazon was recently spotted that may have confirmed when the device will arrive in stores and how much it will...

Apple confirms downgraded version of Stage Manager for older iPad Pro models without M1 chip

Apple previously said Stage Manager on iPadOS 16 was only possible on newer iPads, specifically the models powered by the M1 chip. Now, the company shared some good news and confirmed that it found a workaround to bring...
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