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Adrian Beaumont

Adrian Beaumont

Honorary Associate, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne

I have completed my PhD at the University of Melbourne’s School of Mathematics and Statistics, and graduated 6 August 2016. I am now an Honorary Associate at the School. Since 1998, I have had great interest in electoral politics, and I keenly follow both Australian and US elections. I have been writing poll and electoral analysis articles for The Conversation since prior to the 2013 Federal election on Federal, state and some international elections.

Poll wrap: Worst reaction to midterm PM change in Newspoll history; contrary polls in Dutton's Dickson

Aug 28, 2018 12:47 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

This weeks Newspoll, conducted August 24-26 - the days following the leadership spill - from a sample of 1,780, gave Labor a massive 56-44 lead, a five point gain for Labor since last fortnight. Primary votes were 41%...

How the hard right terminated Turnbull, only to see Scott Morrison become PM

Aug 25, 2018 07:52 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

After a week of vicious internal party politics, Malcolm Turnbull has been deposed as prime minister and replaced not by Peter Dutton, but Scott Morrison. In todays party room vote, Morrison, who was supported by Turnbull,...

Polls update: Trump’s ratings held up by US economy; Australian polls steady

Aug 13, 2018 15:05 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Three months before the November 6 US midterm elections, the FiveThirtyEight poll aggregate gives Donald Trump a 41.7% approval rating and a 52.5% disapproval rating, for a net approval of -10.8. Despite issues such as...

Poll wrap: Turnbull’s Newspoll ratings slump; Labor leads in Victoria; Longman preferences helped LNP

Aug 13, 2018 12:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

This weeks Newspoll, conducted August 9-12 from a sample of 1,607, gave Labor a 51-49 lead, unchanged on last fortnight. Primary votes were 37% Coalition (down two), 35% Labor (down one), 10% Greens (steady) and 9% One...

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Economy

Coinbase plunges 2% due to poor performance by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Coinbase fell 2 percent Tuesday to about $217 as Bitcoin prices tumbled, proving that it is not immune from the price volatility of other cryptocurrencies. The price slide is directly attributed to poor performance by...

Burger King Singapore adds plant-based Whooper on the menu

Burger King Singapore added a new item to its menu and it just pleased many vegan customers. This is because the fast-food chain launched its plant-based Whopper burger that is perfect for people who prefer the meatless...

LG withdraws from bid to acquire Hanon Systems

LG Electronics has been previously reported to be interested in buying a controlling stake in Hanon Systems, a firm that manufactures automotive air conditioning systems, modules, compressors and radiators. However, in a...

Nissan trying to avert 3rd straight year of losses, CEO tells shareholders

Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida promised disgruntled shareholders that the company was doing its best to avert a third straight year of losses and that profitability is improving. Uchida added that Nissan boasts...

Wendy’s continues to promote ‘Rick and Morty’ with new ads

Wendys started promoting the return of Rick and Morty season 5 last week. While the animated adult sitcom already premiered on June 20, it appears that the burger joint and the shows collaboration is not yet...

Politics

Joe Biden holds meetings with Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema

With an evenly divided Senate, party unity especially in the Democratic Party is essential in President Joe Bidens administration. Ahead of the Senates vote on debating the sweeping voting rights proposal, Biden met with...

Kamala Harris to appear at DNC Pride Celebration fundraiser

The Democratic Party is already at work to prepare for the 2022 elections as the majority the Democrats hold in both the House and Senate are in the balance. Coinciding with celebrations for Pride month this month, Vice...

Donald Trump reportedly suggested sending COVID-19 patients to Guantanamo, according to new book

Former President, Donald Trumps administration, faced criticism over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic during the outbreak in early 2020. According to a new book, during the early days of the pandemic in the US, Trump...

Barack Obama expresses support for Sen. Joe Manchin's voting bill

Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin poses as a key player in the passage of Democrat-proposed policies in the Senate. With Manchin proposing a compromise for the sweeping voting rights bill, former President...

Science

Cern: how we’re probing the universe’s origins using record precision measurements

What happened at the beginning of the universe, in the very first moments? The truth is, we dont really know because it takes huge amounts of energy and precision to recreate and understand the cosmos on such short...

S. Korea's nuclear research institute hacked by N. Korean agency: lawmaker

South Koreas Ministry of Science and ICT official is investigating a potential hack into a state-run Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute by a group suspected to be associated with a North Korean intelligence...

S. Korea to encourage private sector participation in miniature satellite project

South Korea will develop over 100 miniature satellites over the next decade to establish a national security monitoring system and testing next-generation network communications. The Ministry of Science and ICT expects...

S. Korea eyes carbon neutrality by commercializing carbon capture and utilization products by 2030

South Korea plans to go carbon neutral by commercializing 14 carbon capture and utilization products by 2030 and to invest over 100 billion won annually for the development of the technology beginning 2023. The progress...

Finland's Ant Brew offers beer created with goose poop

Finnish Brewery Ant Brew is offering the Wasted Potential Imperial Stout, produced by using goose feces to smoke malt. The microbrewerys home city, Lahti, which was named the European Green Capital 2021, wanted to...

Technology

Valve is ‘committed’ to host ‘Dota 2’ The International in 2021 despite lacking an official venue

Valve is suddenly left without an official venue for the much-awaited 10th Dota 2 The International. Despite the seemingly crumbling talks with the Swedish government, where the tournament was originally planned to take...

‘XCOM 2 Collection’ launches on Android on July 13

XCOM 2 Collection is finally coming to Android devices months after launching on iOS. Fans can now pre-register through the Google Play Store before its official release next month, however, the game will be supported on...

Privacy-focused Brave Search goes live in beta

The privacy-focused Brave web browser is expanding its services as it launches its own search engine, officially called Brave Search, on Tuesday. One of the early promises as the new product goes live on beta is that it...

Microsoft to end ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ expanded refund policy in July

Microsoft did not remove Cyberpunk 2077 from its digital store, but it does not mean the game was running well on Xbox One consoles. The company was also forced to expand its refund policy following the games heavily...
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