A source familiar with the departing managers’ concerns said there had been dissatisfaction within the industry over the principles – evident by the low level of backing among members – but added that the decision to let membership lapse was not down to any one issue.Reports also alleged that Aberdeen Asset Management and Invesco Perpetual were considering their continued membership.Invesco declined to comment, while Aberdeen could not be reached for comment at the time of writing. Daniel Godfrey, the association’s chief executive, said it would be “incredibly disappointing” if any asset managers were to leave the association.He said he would do everything he could to ensure managers’ continued membership.“Our very pro-active strategy to help a great investment management industry make investment even better can be uncomfortable at times,” he said.“But it is not only the right thing to do given the responsibility of managing other people’s money as their agents, it is essential in the post-global-financial-crisis world if we are to maintain the right to have influence over our future regulatory and legislative environment.” The UK’s asset management association is braced for the departure of two of its members, M&G and Schroders, after dissatisfaction over the work undertaken by the Investment Association (IA).The managers declined to comment on reports they would be leaving the association, but IPE understands that both – with combined assets of £565bn (€721bn) – would be letting their membership lapse at the end of this year.The association recently urged its members to increase transparency, publishing a list of 10 principles that only received support from a minority of members.Only 25 of the association’s 204 members, representing £1.8trn of its £5.5trn in assets, backed the principles, which said clients’ interests should be put ahead of those of the asset manager and called for more transparency on fees.
Boxer Jeff Horn now calls Sunnybank home. Pic Mark Cranitch.Their new ‘modern mansion’ sits on a 1022sq m block and has keyless entry, a pool, an alfresco outdoor terrace, a study, multiple living zones, a home gym and a huge master suite.At the time of buying their new home, the humble Horn said it was a “much bigger and nicer house” than their form renovators delight. Now anyone keen to buzz around the same neighbourhood as The Hornet has the chance to bid on a modern five-bedroom house at 14 Littler St. 14 LITTLER ST SUNNYBANKThe elevated house sits on a 610 sqm block and will go under the hammer on November 23. The current median house price in Sunnybank is $710,000, according to CoreLogic. *** CAMP HILL The jawdropping home QLD tennis star Ash Barty has her eye on Phillip Di BellaBut the Di Bella’s haven’t traded postcodes, having bought another New Farm residence for $6.5 million back in 2017.Former AFL player Joel Patfull and his Insta-famous fiance Elle Ferguson also have their 73 Browne St pad on the market, but the couple are continuing the hunt for their next home in the suburb. Elle Ferguson and Joel Patfull (AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi)The current median house price in the sought-after suburb is $1,502,500, but units can still be bought for a more attainable median value of $577,000.For those with deeper pockets, a custom-built home at 18 Hawthorne St is within walking distance of some favourite star haunts. It is listed for sale by expressions of interest. 18 Hawthorne Street New Farm 18 Hawthorne Street New FarmBut for budget-conscious buyers, this one bedroom unit within an art deco-style complex at 7/600 Lower Bowen Terrace comes with its own courtyard, and is on the market for $450,000.It is also within walking distance of some Instagram-worthy locations. 7/600 LOWER BOWEN TERRACE NEW FARM *** Here, you can live close to The King. This architecturally-designed house on a 903sq m block is located within the realm of The Emperor of Lang Park, Wally Lewis. Wally Lewis (AAP Image/Richard Walker)On the market for offers over $1.999 million, 5 Downwind Court enjoys the bayside lifestyle – yacht clubs, cafes and a choice of dining options nearby. Possible willing buyers at the Wally Lewis statue AAP/David ClarkThe waterfront residence has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, high ceilings and banks of glass to let in the light. 5 DOWNWIND CT BIRKDALEThe loung and kitchen open on to a vast waterfront outdoor entertaining space which includes an undercover spa, a crystal saltwater pool with a waterfall feature, infrared sauna and a 4-hole putting green.Other features include two double garages, a 12m-long pontoon and a master bedroom with a private balcony overlooking the canal and boat pontoon. It is listed with Danny Day of Place Manly. 5 DOWNWIND CT BIRKDALE SUNNYBANK For the avid AFL fan, why not move in to the Lions den and buy in Camp Hill.It is here you can join Brisbane Lions star such as players Darcy Gardiner and Daniel Rich, who are also invested in the suburb. Brisbane Lions player Daniel Rich (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt)Daniel Rich sold up in Norman Park earlier this year and has a renovation project in Camp Hill and Darcy Gardiner owns a renovated post-war house in the suburb. RELATED: Lions legend sells Brisbane den ahead of AFL finals push Erin McNaught and Example at the 61st Annual TV WEEK Logie Awards (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)The couple bought Russet House in Given Terrace, which was designed by Tim Stewart Architects and built by Graya Construction, for $2.8 million earlier this year. The couple own Russet House in PaddingtonBut savvy buyers could get a foot in the suburb for a fraction of that price.A one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is currently for sale in the same street for offers over $269,000.The funky property generates a rental return of $285 a week and is only a stroll from the cafes and shops Paddington is famous for.***BROOKFIELDNetball legend Laura Geitz and husband, Mark Gilbride, bought their ‘forever home’ in leafy Brookfield last year for a cool $2.2 million. Laura Geitz, Barney and baby FrankThe Queensland golden girl wanted to swap the city life for the suburbs and is now raising her family in a beautifully restored, historic home on Upper Brookfield Road.The lush, acreage suburb is about 12km from Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $1.1 million.Just down the road from Ms Geitz, a block of land is currently on the market at 26 Upper Brookfield Road.The property comprises just over 4ha and has town water, a bus stop, a small rented cottage and a four-bay store barn. It comes with development approval to build a large home, with floor plans and house plans available on request.***SAMFORD VILLAGERetired rugby league star Sam Thaiday and his wife, Rachel, live on an acreage property in Samford Village. 2/9/2019: Sam and Rachel Thaiday (with their dogs) at their home in Samford Village. Lyndon Mechielsen/The AustralianThe couple bought the five-bedroom, three-bathroom house in 2013 for $1 million.Nearby is a four-bedroom property at 44 Mary Ring Drive, which is on the market for offers over $825,000.The low-maintenance family home is on a 600 sqm block in a quiet street, and is within walking distance of the ‘village’.It also comes with established gardens, a garden shed, a solar hot water system and two rain water tanks. 44 MARY RING DVE SAMFORD VILLAGE*** REDBANK HAWTHORNE Former Lions defender Sam Mayes still owns a house here despite ditching the Lions for Port Adelaide and Jamie Charman’s first flip house was in Camp Hill before he became a real estate agent.Property experts call Camp Hill a ‘Cinderella suburb’ with median house prices expected to pass $1 million as renovations and new builds transform the hub, 6km southeast of Brisbane’s CBD.Dominated by housing stock, the median sale price for houses has remained steady over the past three months at $910,000.For a classic home, try the three-bedroom renovated house at 81 Kennington Rd, Camp Hill that is going to auction on December 1. For contemporary, there is the brand new architect-designed four bedder at 25 Arrol St which is up for auction on November 30. 25 ARROL ST CAMP HILL*** BIRKDALE Neale Whitaker rescues home stuck in reno limbo HAMILTON With a median house price of just over $1 million, Hendra is fast becoming the new blue chip suburb to watch. It is, or has been, home to the likes of Brisbane Broncos veteran Darius Boyd and his wife Kayla, and Olympic swimmer Emily Seebohm. Broncos captain Darius Boyd and his wife Kayla. Photo Mark Cranitch.The Boyd’s family entertainer was recently taken off the market after the couple welcomed their second child.They have also bought another renovators delight at Paddington. RELATED: Darius Boyd’s big project revealed But within a forward pass of the Boyd’s modern house is 61 Lilley St, which might be easier on the wallet. This cottage at 61 Lilley St is listed for offers over $775,000Listed with Place Ascot, this cottage could be renovated or knocked down to make way for your own version of the Boyd’s residence.Within walking distance of Racecourse Road, the low-set, two bedroom cottage is listed for sale.And one street over, there are several houses for sale within a tumble turn of the house owned by Seebohm and ex Mitch Larcom.Among them is 126 Mein St, listed with Place Ascot, which will go to auction on November 30. And 126 Mein St will go under the hammer on November 30,The property looks directly over the Eagle Farm racecourse, and has four bedrooms and plenty of traditional features. And a few doors down at 112 Mein St, which is on the market for $1.175 million. *** When it came time to buy her first home, host of Great Australian Bake Off Mel Buttle looked at Redbank in Brisbane’s western suburbs.“The fact that I could actually afford a house there was certainly amazing,” she said. Foxtel’s The Great Australian Bake Off host Mel ButtleThe comedian only recently bought a 1910-era house in the suburb, which is attracting its fair share of first home buyers thanks to its affordable house prices and the many new homes eligible for the First Home Owners Grant. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe median house price in Redbank is just $320,000, well below that of Greater Brisbane at $535,000. Redbank is about 25km southwest of Brisbane and is a suburb of Ipswich, which itself is undergoing significant growth. Just like Buttle’s Redbank home, this cottage is just a short walk to two historic hotels, Redbank Plaza and the train station. 28 BRISBANE RD REDBANKLocated at 28 Brisbane Road, it is listed for offers between $340,000 and $360,000. *** NEW FARM This eclectic suburb has long been a favourite haunt for the well-heeled due to its character homes and proximity to the city.But a surge in interest has seen many of the older houses either given extreme makeovers or knocked down to make way for extravagant trophy homes.Among those that call Paddington home are international model Erin McNaught and her British rapper husband, Example. RELATED: Erin McNaught, Example call Brisbane home after splashing $2.8m on Paddington stunner PADDINGTON This blue chip inner-city suburb has been home to many local celebrities, from star footy players to business entrepreneurs.Coffee king Phillip Di Bella and his wife Gianna are currently selling their luxurious New Farm property at 30 Turner Avenue, which is listed for offers between $3.8 million and $3.95 million. RELATED: Coffee king Di Bella ramps up push to sell New Farm home Brisbane, where the weather is better and the houses more affordable than southern capitals AAP/David Clark *** HENDRA This one is for buyers with deep pockets. Designed by leading architect Shaun Lockyer, 33B Harbour Rd was built for developer Don O’Rorke of Consolidated Properties and sold for a whopping $11.8 million back in 2015. 33B Harbour Rd, Hamilton makes a statement but you would need deeper pockets for this oneIt was bought by a cashed up Asian buyer for her son, who has relocated to Melbourne.The statement residence, which is called Balaam, has eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms and sits on a 1609 sqm block with 48.3m of river frontage. The Shaun Lockyer-designed house was originally built for Consolidated Properties boss Don O’Rorke. Pic Mark Cranitch.Other features include a cantilevered, heated swimming pool with an adjoining bar and kitchen, an internal lift to all levels, a climate-controlled wine cellar, an open-air fire pit with gas, a parent’s master suite overlooking the CBD and Brisbane River, a fully-equipped gymnasium with shower and sauna, three outdoor terraces, several secure children’s play areas plus a creche, an architecturally designed cubby house and animal enclosure and the potential for 24m pontoon with direct and private access. It is seriously swish!It is listed with Matt Lancashire of Ray White New FarmThe street itself also has some famous owners including the queen of active wear.Records show that Lorna Jane Clarkson bought the sprawling property next door for $10.3 million back in 2010. Active wear company owner Lorna Jane in her office in Brisbane. (Photo AAP/Megan Slade). *** Boxing fans may want to check out 14 Littler St and 11 Naldi St. Both properties are located in the same area that local legend Jeff Horn now calls home. ‘The Hornet’ and his wife Joanna paid $1.71 million for a contemporary house in the area in September last year, upgrading from the Acacia Ridge house that Horn bought was still a schoolteacher. RELATED: Jeff Horn enters househunting ring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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MORE NEWS: Renewed push to sell fitness queen Ashy Bines’ home A four bedroom contemporary house that is owned by Leon McNiece, the founder of Goodlife Health Clubs, and his wife Michelle, has been listed with Place Bulimba agent Sarah Hackett.Located at 10 Aaron Avenue, it went under the hammer on Wednesday night but was passed in and negotiations are continuing. 10 AARON AVENUE HAWTHORNEAaron Street is a magnet for the well-heeled, with mining magnate Gina Rinehart the owner of $18.5 million worth of house and land just down the road, and finance wizard Noel Whittaker and his wife Geraldine also holding prime real estate. Properties are also owned by a property developer, a lawyer and business identities. Mining magnate Gina Rinehart has a swish pad down the road And so does finance guru Noel WhittakerAs for 10 Aaron Ave, the property has views of the Brisbane River, an open floor plan, soaring ceilings, and a new kitchen.The upper level is home to three of the four bedrooms, including the master retreat with its own private balcony, an ensuite and oversized his and hers walk-in wardrobes.It is listed with Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba. 10 AARON AVENUE HAWTHORNE ***
Sharing is caring! 95 Views no discussions Share Share LifestyleRelationships The 5 Signs You’re A Filler Girlfriend. by: – July 13, 2011 Share Tweet By Chiara Atik for HowAboutWe.comI have a lot of straight male friends: guy friends who invite me to movies, to plays, who take me to dinner with their bosses, who call me on Tuesday nights when they want to get out of the house, who bring me to weddings, who GChat with me all day. I’m not dating any of them, but it recently dawned on me: I’m their “filler” girlfriend.These guy friends are never all single at the same time: usually only one or two of them is unattached at any given moment. This means I spend a huge amount of my free time with the single ones, and see the attached ones every few weeks for dinner.About every 10 months or so, the rotation changes: a guy who was in a relationship will break up, while a different bachelor will settle down. I’ll reconnect with the newly single one (“Why’d we stop hanging out so much? I missed you!” he’ll naively say), while the other guy will probably spend the next six months happily cocooned with his new girlfriend, emerging half a year later when said girlfriend is out of town, and, listless and alone, he scrolls through his Contacts List and remembers my existence.I am the constant in all of this: the affable, forever single girl friend who can’t quite “hang with the guys” but fits in perfectly for those situations where a guy friend can’t: a wedding, a Sunday Night, a college buddy’s party.Being friends with guys is fine; being a filler girlfriend is not. A friend is someone you see at a constant rate, regardless of your relationship status. A filler girlfriend gets dumped when there’s a real girlfriend to take her place.The Five Signs You’re A Filler Girlfriend1. You go through periods of hanging out all the time. You realize these periods correspond to when he’s single.2. When he’s in a relationship, he only spends time with you when his girlfriend is out of town or unavailable.3. Even if you maybe hooked up in the past, your relationship is now strictly platonic. You never cross the line.4. He’s overly invested in who else you’re dating. He wants you to confide all the details in him because it reassures him that you guys are just friends.5. You go out to lunch, to dinner, to plays, to parties: He brings you as his plus-one to weddings and work events. People often think you’re dating, and you’re not quite sure why, exactly, you aren’t.It’s the male-female equivalent of “always the bridesmaid, never the bride.” A filler girlfriend will never lack for plans on a Saturday night: she’ll always be doing so many “date-y” type things that she’ll never quite realize she’s single. If a filler girlfriend needs a couch moved, or a date for an event, or someone with whom to grab Indian food, she’s almost always guaranteed to find a volunteer.But eventually, the filler girlfriend will realize, (as I did), that maybe she’s letting herself be used as a filler girlfriend, so that she’ll always have filler boyfriends. And that being the filler girlfriend to lots of different people isn’t nearly as good as being the real girlfriend to one.If you’re a filler girlfriend, value your friendships with guys. But make sure you’re also making room for the real thing.
HealthLifestyleLocalNews Ministry of Health launches three month Diabetic foot program this morning by: – June 10, 2011 13 Views no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Photo credit: topnews.comThe Ministry of Health is undertaking a three month programme for the Management of Diabetic Foot in Dominica.That program will be officially launched this morning.Diabetes is the leading cause of premature deaths in the region. It is the fourth main cause of death in Dominica.It is also the most common cause of amputation that is not the result of an accident.Diabetic foot complications are leading causes of lower extremity amputation.As a result the Minister of Health and Prime Minister are concerned about the number of amputees in Dominica.Recently the Health Promotion Resource Centre presented a proposal to the Pan American Health Organization- PAHO for the Management of Diabetic Footin Dominica and this proposal was accepted.The target population includes health care workers working at health centers and hospitals,NGOs, Yes We Care Workers which provides care for the elderly diabetics, Pedicurists and the Dominican population through awareness media campaign across the country.Dominica Vibes News Share
Jakarta: Indian swimmer Virdhawal Khade on Thursday advanced to the men’s 50 metre butterfly swimming finals of the 18th Asian Games here.Taking a time of 24.09 seconds, the 26-year-old topped the Heat-2 charts, securing the fifth place in the final list.Anshul Kothari, the other Indian in the fray, despite winning the Heat-1 after clocking 25.45 seconds, failed to make the cut as he was placed at the 28th place in the qualification list.Finals of the event will be held later on Thursday. IANS
Real Madrid failed to win for a second straight game and missed the chance to go top of La Liga as they drew at home with city rivals Atletico Madrid yesterday. Real, beaten by Sevilla in midweek, could have overtaken Barcelona, who drew against Athletic Bilbao earlier. Welshman Gareth Bale volleyed an effort narrowly wide before being replaced at half-time because of injury. Atletico’s best chance fell to Antoine Griezmann, but the Frenchman’s dinked shot was saved by Thibaut Courtois. The Belgium goalkeeper’s former Chelsea team-mate Diego Costa was a peripheral figure and has now gone 16 league games without a goal.Real were the better side in the second half but did not fully test goalkeeper Jan Oblak, who smothered Marco Asensio’s shot and palmed away Dani Carvajal’s strike. As the home supporters got frustrated, chants of “Ronaldo, Ronaldo” were clearly audible in the second half. Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo left the club to join Juventus in the summer.The Champions League holders return to European action on Tuesday with a trip CSKA Moscow, before Atletico, who won the Europa League last season, host Club Brugge the following day. RESULTSWest Ham 3 – 1 Man UnitedArsenal 2 – 0 WatfordEverton 3 – 0 FulhamHuddersfield 0 – 2 TottenhamMan City 2 – 0 BrightonNewcastle 0 – 2 LeicesterWolves 2 – 0 SouthamptonChelsea 1 – 1 LiverpoolRoma 3 – 1 LazioJuventus 3 – 1 NapoliInter 2 – 0 CagliariReal Sociedad 0 – 1 ValenciaBarcelona 1 – 1 Athletic BilbaoEibar 1 – 3 SevillaReal Madrid 0 – 0 Atletico MadridShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Mikel-Arteta He will take over as Gunners boss on Sunday, leaving Freddie Ljungberg in interim charge for the trip to Everton – another of Arteta’s former clubs – on Saturday (today).Arsenal are 10th in the Premier League with 22 points.“We all know there is a lot of work to be done to achieve that but I am confident we’ll do it,” added Arteta.“I’m realistic enough to know it won’t happen overnight, but the current squad has plenty of talent and there is a great pipeline of young players coming through from the academy.”Arteta’s coaching team has not yet been announced.Ljungberg has won once in five matches since being appointed on a caretaker basis on 29 November, and the Swede called for some clarity on the situation after Sunday’s 3-0 home defeat by champions Manchester City.The Gunners have now gone six games without a win at Emirates Stadium, their longest run without a home victory since 1995. Arsenal are seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, after five victories in 17 matches this season.Former midfielder Arteta, who made 150 appearances for the Gunners between 2011 and 2016 and captained the side, was linked with replacing Arsene Wenger at the Emirates in 2018 before the club appointed Emery.Before joining Arsenal, Arteta spent six years at Everton, making 209 appearances. The Toffees are without a permanent manager since Marco Silva was dismissed on December 6, and also showed interest in the Spaniard.Earlier in his career, Arteta spent two years at Scottish Premiership side Rangers before joining Real Sociedad in 2004.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Arsenal have appointed their former captain Mikel Arteta as head coach on a three-and-a-half-year deal.The 37-year-old won the FA Cup twice in a five-year career with the Gunners and succeeds fellow Spaniard Unai Emery, who was sacked in November.Arsenal sack Unai Emery: Manager leaves after 18 months in chargeArsenal sack manager Unai Emery after picking up just four Premier League wins this season.Arteta had been working as a coach under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, joining the club in 2016 after retiring as a player.“We need to be competing for the top trophies in the game,” Arteta said.“That’s been made very clear to me in my discussions with owners, Stan and Josh Kroenke and the senior people from the club.”
The Syracuse offense passed the eye test, but statistically was not up to par.SU setter Gosia Wlaszczuk spread the ball around, but the Orange’s hitters were not consistently converting sets into points.“Our offense was not good,” SU head coach Leonid Yelin said. “How it could be good if its (middle blocker Monika Salkute), out of 41 swings, .098 (hitting percentage)? If it’s (outside hitter Silvi Uattara), out of 40, .025 overall? I mean, this numbers, it’s not good.”Syracuse (8-16, 1-11 Atlantic Coast) fell to Clemson (17-9, 5-7) in four sets Friday night in the Women’s Building with a balanced yet inefficient offensive attack. For the first time in ACC play, four players scored double-digit points for the Orange. Right-side hitter Stacey Smith stepped up to provide SU with early offense as SU won the first set.“It maybe seems like (the offense was better) because one of our players, which we’re really pleased she stood up today, is Stacey,” Yelin said. “I think offensively, this was probably her best match.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSmith had 11 kills on 24 attempts as well as two block assists to give her 12 points, tied for second-most on the team.During a key run in the first set in which SU came back from down three to tie the set at 16, Smith had four kills and a block assist.“It was amazing to have one more player to go to,” Wlaszczuk said of Smith offering her another option on the offensive end.Wlaszczuk seemed to make every right decision in the first set in deciding whom to pass to. Yelin said he “helped” her more than he usually does, trying to get her to kill a bad habit.Being new to the setter position, Wlaszczuk is more likely to set the players she is most comfortable with, notably Uattara and Salkute. When she does, the SU offense becomes predictable, allowing defenses to set up double and triple blocks on the primary Orange attackers.Against Clemson, Yelin told Wlaszczuk not to set Uattara and Salkute when they were in the back row and for the most part, she listened.“I said, ‘Leave them alone, I will tell you when it’s time, you can get in,’ and she did,” Yelin said.Senior middle blocker Lindsay McCabe was another recipient of Wlaszczuk’s new mentality, recording eight kills on 23 attempts. She also had eight block assists.McCabe had three kills and three block assists in the first set, when the SU offense looked to be at its best.“I think Gosia was just delivering me the ball really well and that makes my job easy,” McCabe said.Her play was less consistent for the rest of the match, something McCabe blamed on a lack of mental awareness.The distribution of points early in the game should have made Salkute and Uattara’s jobs easier, but neither was able to finish consistently.Uattara, SU’s primary offensive weapon, didn’t receive the most sets for the fourth time in ACC play and said she saw fewer double and triple blocks than usual due to Wlaszczuk’s sharing. When she got the ball, Uattara simply wasn’t finishing.As Yelin said, while it may have looked good, SU’s offense did not perform efficiently.As a team, SU hit .128 and made 30 attack errors, six more than Clemson despite five fewer attempts.Yelin looked back at the game positively, pleased with his team’s drive and Wlaszczuk’s growth as a setter.Said Yelin: “She’s doing a phenomenal job for somebody who’s never done this.“That’s what we keep telling all of them.” Comments Published on November 7, 2014 at 11:33 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
A poll conducted by the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics in partnership with the Los Angeles Times is applying a new approach to tracking political opinions. The USC/Los Angeles Times “Daybreak” Poll implements a rating scale to ask a panel of approximately 3,000 participants questions about their outlooks on the presidential race.The poll, which launched in July 2016 and will run through the November election, is part of the Understanding America Survey managed by the Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research. The UAS is a panel at USC comprised of 5,500 individuals representing the United States. The study is an ‘Internet’ panel, meaning that participants use computers, smartphones and tablets to engage in the survey. Respondents answer questions about a variety of topics, including their household demographics, health, retirement plans and thoughts on the election. The UAS election panel consists of around 3,000 randomly recruited participants from the wider panel who have agreed to answer questions about the election. Each day, around 400 individuals out of those 3,000 are asked to state the likelihood that they will vote in the election, the candidate that they will likely vote for and the chance they think each candidate has of winning. The results of the poll are weighted to take into account demographic characteristics, such as race, gender and income, from the U.S. Census Current Population, and adjusted to the 2012 presidential election outcome based on how participants voted back then. The results are regularly updated online, along with averages of all the prior week’s responses. The Daybreak Poll exhibits a distinguishing characteristic from most polls, which will ask people which candidate they prefer and exclude people who are undecided from any analysis of candidate support. The Daybreak Poll, however, asks participants to rate, using a 0-100 scale, their chances of voting for Clinton, Trump or another candidate. Because of this, every participant will influence the results, which provides insight into how uncertain voters are currently feeling. Unruh Institute Director Dan Schnur said that this method allows for better monitoring of how voters’ opinions are changing. “Our poll isn’t simply measuring the preference for candidates, but rather the intensity of voter support,” Schnur said. “It’s become increasingly clear over the past few months that while Clinton enjoys support from a larger number of voters in this election, Trump supporters are much more fervent in their support of his candidacy.” Some have expressed concerns that the Daybreak Poll shows a Republican bias in terms of candidate support, because of how it factors in the way people voted in the 2012 election. The poll weighs the sample of participants so that 25 percent of the sample are people who claimed to have voted for 2012 Republican party nominee Mitt Romney and 27 percent for President Barack Obama. But problems can occur with self-reported past voting when people aren’t honest about how they voted. Some polls have revealed that the percentage of people who — after an election — say that they voted for the winner exceeds the winner’s actual vote. This weighting could potentially cause too many Republican voters to be included the sample, giving Donald Trump a boost in support. Jill Darling, the survey director of the UAS, said that all pollsters vary in terms of how they choose to collect and model their data. She doesn’t think that there is a definitively accurate technique to poll voters. “One study found that people who had not voted for an incumbent were less likely to participate in a subsequent study about election results,” Darling said. “We can’t know if people are under-reporting votes for a non-incumbent, or whether the sample itself may just not have enough of those people [who didn’t vote for an incumbent] in it.”Some USC students believe that while the poll is useful, it does have certain drawbacks. Ali Main, a junior studying broadcast journalism, said that although she consults the poll frequently, she doesn’t think it’s necessarily indicative of the outcome of the actual election. “The Daybreak Poll is definitely interesting because it constantly surveys the same panel of voters,” Main said. “However, I think some of the polling choices, including weighing the sample based on people’s self-reported voting in 2012 and using the 0 to 100 rating scale and the effects that these choices have on the data prove that the results of any one poll are not enough to accurately predict what will happen on election day. I look at the results of this poll on a regular basis, but I can’t base my thoughts on the state of the election on polling data alone.”