– Advertisement – Markets had priced in expectations for a “blue wave” in which Democrats would sweep the White House, Senate and the House of Representatives.Ahead of the election this week, Democrats were hoping to retain control of the House and edge out the Republicans for a majority in the Senate. NBC News has projected that Democrats will keep their House majority, but Republicans — which are slightly ahead in the Senate race — look likely to win control of the upper chamber. Anthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital II LLC, speaks during the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) Toronto Global Forum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 6, 2019.Cole Burston | Bloomberg | Getty Images “That sort of mixture of government will slow things down from a tax policy point of view … I suspect that they will pass a pretty big stimulus and infrastructure bill, which will hopefully boost the economy both here in the United States and around the world,” Scaramucci said.- Advertisement – Scaramucci, who served briefly under U.S. President Donald Trump, said he believes Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will win the election — which will be “very good news for the world.”“The markets are reacting very favorably to that as well. It will mean a return to a level of normalcy, less … tweeting, less sort of nonsense borne from impetuosity. And I’m very happy about it personally,” he said.The presidential race remains too close to call as officials continue to count the ballots, but Biden is leading with 253 electoral votes, according to NBC News. – Advertisement – Investors appear happy that there may not be a “blue wave” outcome in the U.S. elections, as seen in the rally in world markets, said Anthony Scaramucci, a hedge fund investor and former White House communications director.U.S. stock futures rose on Thursday following a positive session on Wednesday. Asian markets rallied in Thursday trade, while European markets also climbed higher.“I think the markets do like the notion that there wasn’t a ‘blue wave,’” Scaramucci, founder and co-managing partner of Skybridge Capital, told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble and Matthew Taylor on Thursday.- Advertisement – But Scaramucci acknowledged that Trump has a hold on a big number of voters, especially working-class families who are struggling to move up the social ladder.“There’s distress in the system, there’s a very large part of the American public that frankly, is not doing well,” he said. “They are attached to the president. He represents them, he’s an avatar for their anger.”He said that these people want to feel better and that they have upward mobility within the American society. If that can happen, “you’ll see a die off of populism and nationalism,” he added.‘Thrown in the garbage’Separately, Scaramucci said modern era polling has to be “thrown in the garbage.”“The indictment there is related to their methodology,” he said. “Frankly, they’re probably interviewing too many people in a closed circuit that are Democrats.”Ahead of Election Day, most polls found Trump trailing Biden by 10 points or more. The race turned out to be much closer, with Trump receiving 48% of votes and Biden getting 50.5% so far, according to NBC News.Scaramucci said one pollster told him they need to “branch out and find more Republicans, and make sure the Republicans are speaking honestly to us.”“One of the phenomena of the Trump era (is that) there are many Trump supporters that, due to the social stigma of supporting him, perhaps were lying in the polls,” he said. “But yes, the methodology of these polls, the modern era of polling has to be thrown in the garbage.”
Lucas hoped there won’t be moresuicide cases in the province. He urged those with problems to seek spiritualadvice and strengthen their faith in God. Family problems or severe illnessmostly drove them to end their lives, according to Police Colonel Paul KennethLucas, police provincial director, citing the statements of these victims’families. “The prevention of suicide has notbeen adequately addressed due to a lack of awareness of suicide as a majorpublic health problem and the taboo in many societies to openly discuss it,”according to WHO. Suicide was the second leading causeof death among 15-29 year-olds globally in 2016, according to WHO. “Hindisila masyado nagsi-share ng problema. Kinikimkim lang nila until hindi nila makaya. Ang mga babae kasimore talkative,” he theorized. It also lamented the stigmaparticularly surrounding mental disorders and suicide. It means, it said, thatmany people thinking of taking their own lives or who have attempted suicideare not seeking help and are therefore not getting the help they need. He appealed for “purposeful action toprevent more suicides, especially among the youth” and urged the provincialgovernment to be “in the forefront of this effort.” ILOILO – The Iloilo PoliceProvincial Office (IPPO) has recorded 12 cases of suicide since January of thisyear. * follow-up care for people whoattempted suicide and provision of community support There are a number of measures thatcan be taken at population, sub-population and individual levels to preventsuicide and suicide attempts. WHO listed the following: On the other hand, the younger suicidevictims were driven to kill themselves by their love problems, Lucas said. But this statistics from the police isnot enough, said Palabrica. Ten of the suicide victims were male,IPPO records further showed. Suicide rates are also high amongstvulnerable groups who experience discrimination, such as refugees and migrants;indigenous peoples; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI)persons; and prisoners. In 2019 the IPPO recorded 78 suicidecases. Most of the victims were between 10 to 19 years old. In 2018, itrecorded 65 cases. That most of the victims were male“showed na mas mahina ang mga lalaki comparedsa mga babae in facing problems,”said Lucas. * reporting by media in a responsibleway Alarming. This was how SangguniangPanlalawigan (SP) member Matt Palabrica described the rising number of suicidecases in the province involving youngsters. “First there should be data…then, ano angcauses ngaaga-amo sini mga kabataan subong. Lantawon ang pangabuhi sining mga kabataan, related ayhan ini sakapigaduhon, sa impluwensya sang droga, sang influence sang peers, evensangsocial media,” said Palabrica, chairperson of the Provincial Board’s Committeeon Accounts and General Services and Human Resources. Detailed information about the suicides,most especially among the youth, is needed, he said, to get a clearer pictureso that appropriate interventions “targeted at the youth” could be introduced“like counseling, youth activities that include sports, co-curricular andextra-curricular activities.” WHO:IT’S A HEALTH PROBLEM The World Heal Organization (WHO)considers suicide “a serious public health problem” but preventable withtimely, evidence-based interventions. In addition, experiencing conflict,disaster, violence, abuse, or loss and a sense of isolation are stronglyassociated with suicidal behavior, according to WHO. Palabrica appealed for collectiveaction from the provincial government, school and health authorities, and thepolice, among others. * school-based interventions Of the 12 suicide victims, five agedbetween 30 to 39 years old. “We have to do this now and not later.The life saved through our intervention may be that of a loved one,” saidPalabrica. * reducing access to the means of suicide(e.g. pesticides, firearms, certain medications) Every year close to 800,000 peopletake their own lives and there are many more people who attempt suicide, itsaid. While the link between suicide andmental disorders (in particular, depression and alcohol use disorders) is wellestablished in high-income countries, WHO said many suicides happen impulsivelyin moments of crisis with a breakdown in the ability to deal with lifestresses, such as financial problems, relationship break-up or chronic pain andillness. * introducing alcohol policies toreduce the harmful use of alcohol “Suicide is a complex issue andtherefore suicide prevention efforts require coordination and collaborationamong multiple sectors of society, including the health sector and othersectors such as education, labor, agriculture, business, justice, law, defense,politics, and the media. These efforts must be comprehensive and integrated asno single approach alone can make an impact on an issue as complex as suicide,”according to WHO./PN The most common methods of suicideresorted to were hanging, chemical poisoning, shooting with a gun, and evenwilful drowning, he added. * early identification, treatment andcare of people with mental and substance use disorders, chronic pain and acuteemotional distress * training of non-specialized healthworkers in the assessment and management of suicidal behaviour By far the strongest risk factor forsuicide is a previous suicide attempt, according to WHO. LACK OF AWARENESS
Mohun Bagan defeated East Bengal 2-0 in the semi-finals of the Hero Federation Cup at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack today.Darryl Duffy’s 35th-minute header and Balwant Singh’s 84th-minute strike proved to be the difference between the two sides as the defending Champions progressed to the Final of the Hero Federation Cup where Bengaluru FC wait for the challenge.It was a bright start for East Bengal in the semi-finals and the Red and Golds could have taken the lead as early as the 8th minute when Plaza failed to tap home from close range after Rafique had found the Trinidad & Tobago forward in the box. Three minutes later, Rafique himself saw his header from inside the box being denied by a fine Debjit save.There were more bright spots for East Bengal but the Red and Golds failed to capitalise on them. In the 16th minute Rowllin Borges’s shot earned a good save by Mohun Bagan’s custodian Debjit Majumder and seven minutes later Wedson came close to drawing first blood when his shot from distance curled inches over the goal.For Mohun Bagan, the first real attempt at goal came in the 25th minute when a Sony Norde free-kick was parried away for a corner after Darryl Duffy was brought down. Sanjoy Sen’s men grew into the match and took the lead in the 35th minute when Darryl Duffy’s deft header off a Sony Norde cross crept into the back of the net.East Bengal dominated possession and shots on goal, but the Red and Golds had nothing to flaunt for their prowess, while Mohun Bagan made sure that the Mariners had their finishing boots on as Bagan lead 1-0 at half-time.advertisementMohun Bagan’s midfield sat deep in the second half and protected the Mariner’s defence for much of the half, trying to safeguard the slender lead.The Bagan defence too became compact and proved impenetrable for the East Bengal duo of Plaza and Wedson. Sanjoy Sen’s men attacked on counter and Sony Norde almost came close to doubling the lead when his shot in the 60th minute flew inches near the goal.Three minutes later, Rafique had a golden opportunity to equalise proceedings after a long ball in the box had left the Bagan defence in tandems. Rafique, however, failed to shoot the ball home from hand shaking distance to add to East Bengal’s missed opportunities.In the 78th minute, Debjit Majumder made a reflex save to deny Plaza’s header from close range. The Mariners defence line accompanied by its custodian held on for the remainder of time and Balwant Singh doubled Bagan’s lead in the 84th minute when he scored after Katsumi Yusa found him in the box.The full-time scoreline read 2-0 as Mohun Bagan progressed to the final.Bengaluru FC, earlier in the day, edged out Aizawl FC 1-0.Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC will face each other in the final on May 18.