Electoral Integrity Project report analyzes the impact of populism

first_img Read Full Story A new report released by the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP), based at the University of Sydney and Harvard University, scrutinizes whether support for populism is rising or whether it has stalled, comparing elections in the United States, the Netherlands, France, the UK, and Germany. The EIP is directed Pippa Norris, the Paul. F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).The study suggests that populists heighten risks of electoral malpractices through three main mechanisms:Damaging public trust in the electoral process, such as where Trump’s supporters believe the president’s repeated claims, without evidence, of massive electoral fraud and vote rigging;Undermining international standards of electoral integrity and engaging in illegal malpractices, through practices such as corruption, coercion, and the lack of a level playing field as exemplified after populists came to power in the Philippines, Hungary and Turkey, as well as several specific cases of populist leaders violating electoral laws in Western democracies; andColluding with authoritarian interference in democratic contests abroad, including where populist candidates benefit from Russian cyber-attacks in the United States and France.Ranking elections worldwideThe report, drawing upon the Perceptions of Electoral Integrity dataset release 5.0, also ranks the integrity of elections globally, identifying numerous polls beset by gerrymandered boundaries, restrictions on the free press, ballot box fraud, violence, and the abuse of money in politics. The data suggests that problems of corruption and coercion are widespread.last_img read more

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See Cabaret Star Michelle Williams All Dolled Up in Vogue

first_img Cabaret Related Shows The acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Cabaret is back at Studio 54, and a brand new face is making her Broadway debut at the Kit Kat Klub: Oscar nominee Michelle Williams! The Brokeback Mountain and Dawson’s Creek alum is joining the dark and mysterious world of Cabaret alongside Tony-winning favorite Alan Cumming, who is reprising the role of the Emcee. In the newest issue of Vogue, Williams channels Sally Bowles in her dressing room, complete with ripped thigh-high stockings and fierce leather boots. Check out this Hot Shot of the Toast of Mayfair, then see her join the Cabaret when the revival officially opens April 24. Willkommen, Michelle Williams! Happy to see you, bleibe, reste, stay… View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Star Files Michelle Williamslast_img read more

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Dominica observes Caribbean Statistics Day today

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet 16 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Image via: connect.in.comFree statics reports and information on social and economic statistics are among activities which will form part of Caribbean Statistics Day today.This year’s observance is being held under the theme “Recognizing the central role of statistics in development of CARICOM”.Dominica’s Chief Statistician is Prayma Carette statistics says is geared towards promoting the use of statistics on the national and regional level. “It also seeks to advocate for the continued support of statistics. It provides the recognition of the profession of statistics and also strengthens the statically infrastructure of the country,” she said.Meantime Carette says while there is the challenge of financial and human resources within the statistics office in Dominica, but “we are performing effectively, efficiently and working to the best of our ability to produce the information that is pertinent to national development, “she explained.The public is being urged to visit the first flood of the financial center to examine the work of the statistics office.Any statistics that they require will be free or charge.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Dominica observes Caribbean Statistics Day today by: – October 14, 2011last_img read more

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COVID-19: China FA proposes minimum 30 percent pay cut

first_img Shanghai SIPG’s Brazilian attacking midfielder Oscar is one of the best-paid players in the world on an estimated $27 million a year. Temporary wage reductions in football are a hot topic with clubs facing financial challenges because of the pandemic, which has seen most leagues indefinitely suspended. Arsenal became the first English Premier League club to agree a pay cut on Monday with manager Mikel Arteta and players accepting a 12.5 percent reduction in salary. The Chinese Football Association has proposed clubs slash wages of players and coaches by at least 30 percent to cut costs because of the coronavirus, state media said Tuesday. Shanghai SIPG’s Oscar is one of the best paid players in world football on a reported $27 million a year The People’s Daily said that the CFA is now awaiting feedback from teams in the top-tier Chinese Super League (CSL) and the two divisions below. The CSL season was supposed to begin on February 22 but was indefinitely postponed after coronavirus emerged in central China in December, before spreading worldwide. “After the opinions are collected and revised, the Chinese Football Association will report to FIFA and other relevant departments,” the state-run newspaper said. “It is understood that the target of the Chinese Football Association (wages cuts)… does not include youth players and ordinary employees with relatively low salaries,” People’s Daily added. The CSL has enticed foreign coaches and players in recent years with vast pay packets.Advertisement Read Also: Scottish First Minister wary of football behind closed doors Clubs in Europe’s other top leagues, including Lionel Messi’s Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus, have similarly cut wages. There is still no confirmed start date for the CSL but there are claims it could now begin in late June or early July. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo33 Celebs Photos From Their Childhood: Will You Recognize Them?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locationslast_img read more

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Windsor and Eton introduce #dothefrankie challenge

first_img Related Articles Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 Submit Ascot adds three-year extension to Sky Sports Racing deal August 14, 2020 Share ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Windsor and Eton Brewery has announced a new link-up with QIPCO British Champions Day, which will give customers and landlords of pubs around London and the Thames Valley a chance to win tickets to “Britain’s richest ever race-day”.The promotion, which is to run over the course of the next six weeks, requires customers to upload a picture of themselves imitating Frankie Dettori’s famous flying dismount, and post it to the brewery’s social media with the hashtag #dothefrankie.A variety of tickets and packages for the QIPCO British Champions Day, held at Ascot Racecourse on Sunday 20 October, are up for grabs during the promotion, including a VIP package worth £1,000, as well as a special group prize for the best Landlord entry. Rod Street, Chief Executive of the British Champions Series, stated: “We are thrilled to be working with Ascot’s local brewery, Windsor & Eton Brewery, on QIPCO British Champions Day, and delighted that our prestigious day of racing will have its own Champions Ale for racegoers to enjoy. “It’s such a special day and we hope everyone will get involved with the competition, and get creative with their Frankie impersonation to be in with a chance of winning one of those fantastic prizes.”Windsor and Eton are to also build on the giveaway, by creating the four per cent ABV British Champions Day Ale. The bespoke ale will be sold throughout pubs around London and the Thames Valley from 3 September until 14 October, including the Royal Foresters in Ascot, the Windsor Castle in Regents Park and the George Inn in Eton, as well as on site at Ascot Racecourse on 20 October for race day.Will Calvert, Director at Windsor & Eton Brewery, added: “Flat racing and good beer always go well together – and we think we’ve brewed a champion beer for QIPCO British Champions Day, that will inspire our customers to do the Frankie, and enjoy the special day.”last_img read more

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