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Donald Trump’s coronavirus infection sent presidential betting markets into a tizzy, shutting them down for a while. Joe Biden has consolidated his position at their head since their reopening.
Twenty years ago, as Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush battled for weeks over which one of them had won the US presidential election, Florida’s Republican secretary of state, Katherine Harris,
Immune to Covid! Stronger than Joe Biden! Superman? Not quite, but Donald Trump wants America to know he’s back. “Here we are!” he cried with a triumphant roar — made slightly hoarse by his bout with COVID-19 — at the opening of a rally in Sanford, Florida, on Monday.
There is a saying that ‘cometh the moment, cometh the man’. The moment was the 1986 Football World Cup Quarter-finals, when Maradona seized the moment and announced to the world that the era of the “Le Pibe de Oro” (The Golden Kid)
Tens of thousands of people were evacuated, as parts of India’s southern coast were flooded on Thursday after a cyclone slammed into its shores (“Five dead, power supply hit after Cyclone Nivar lashes south India,” Nov.27, Gulf Today).
Remember in the spring, the pot-banging? People would come out on their porches in the evening to rally for the health workers — to say, collectively for just a minute or two, that we were thankful for the effort.