– 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.”
Topics : HPM’s business innovation and marketing and sales director Yusak Billy said the simulator championship was a medium for beginners in racing competition to hone their skills and gain new experiences in participating in a world-class racing event.Communication strategy manager Adhi Parama Suganda said the online racing competition was part of Honda’s commitment to maintaining its consistency in campaigning for local racing competitions. “We want to spread the excitement of racing competition to a bigger audience through the event, he said in Thursday’s presser. “This virtual racing competition will give [the participants] a taste of competing on world class racing circuits from their own home,” he added. To be able to participate in this tournament, one needs to have the racing simulator, which is on the market for around Rp 4.5 million and the racing simulation platform rfactor 2, which can be purchased for around Rp 150,000. All participants will be competing in a Honda Civic Type R sport version on six selected world-class circuits, with the Suzuka circuit in Japan, Sepang International in Malaysia and Silverstone in England among other circuits.Riyan Adisaputra, one of the race participants, acknowledged that he had to go all out when competing in the qualifying rounds as it required a high standard of racing skills. He recognized Suzuka as the hardest circuit to deal with as it offered endless surprises at every turn.“I am targeting the professional category in this event and intend to go all out in doing it,” Riyan, an IT manager, told The Jakarta Post on Saturday. However, when asked whether the cash prize was his main reason for participating in this event, Riyan shrugged and said that for an adrenaline addict like him, the opportunity to experience the feeling and tension of world-class racing was way more important.‘In fact, I would race in an actual racing car if I were given the opportunity,” Riyan, who also sees this as a way to let off some steam during the lockdown, said. The fact that the world of sport is now beginning to restart after a three-month hiatus does not mean it leaves the virtual stage empty. While waiting for Formula One to fix its protocols for the upcoming Austrian reopening on July 3, for example, e-sports have offered alternative yet world-class experiences for racing aficionados.One of racing’s big names, Honda, through its automotive firm Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) has opened registration for the Honda Racing Simulator Championship (HRSC), which will take place from July 4 to Aug. 29. Qualifiers will be held from June 15 to Aug. 4. As many as 60 drivers with the highest points from the qualifiers then will be categorized into two classes, professionals and amateurs. These selected racers are going to race in the official event.The driver with the highest score in the professional category will be awarded Rp 30 million, the second best gets Rp 20 million and the third-placed driver will be awarded with Rp 10 million. As for the best amateur driver, he or she will be awarded with Rp 5 million in cash, the second best will bring home Rp 4.5 million and the third driver will get Rp 3 million.