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Powerball Raffle: Did You Win Wednesday’s $224 Million Powerball Draw? Winning numbers, live results (24/11/2021)



Powerball Raffle: Did You Win Wednesday's $224 Million Powerball Draw?  Winning numbers, live results (24/11/2021)

The powerball Wednesday’s lottery draw jackpot has risen to an estimated $224 million with a $160.8 million cash option.

The winning numbers were: 10, 16, 32, 63 and 65. The Powerball drawn was 17 with a Power Play of 2x.

While no one nationwide won Monday’s $214.2 million jackpot, a $1 million second prize ticket sold in Illinois. It matched five numbers, but not the Powerball.

In New Jersey, a ticket worth $100,000 was purchased from QuickChek on Washington Avenue in Carlstadt. The third prize ticket matched four numbers plus the Powerball whose value was doubled because the winner spent an additional $1 for the Power Play option.

Monday’s winning numbers were: 7, 20, 29, 38, and 67. The drawn Powerball was 22 with a Power Play of 2X.

In addition, no one made it to the $10 million secondary Double Play draw on Monday. There were also no second prize, $500,000 tickets sold. The Double Play numbers drawn were: 7, 22, 27, 39 and 50. The Double Play Powerball was 4.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. A player who buys a $2 ticket has approximately a 1 in 11,688,053 chance of matching five numbers and winning at least $1 million, while the odds are 913,129 to 1 for third prize of at least $50,000.

Powerball is played on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays in 45 states, Washington DC, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

New Jersey Lottery offices remain open by appointment for more than 20 months in the coronavirus pandemic.

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Facebook publishes filed content transparency report after being criticized for lack of transparency




Facebook Tests Give Users More Control Over News Feed Content

Facebook has a report (.pdf) leaves Saturday about the most viewed posts in the first quarter of 2021 that it reportedly had initially shelved for making the company look bad.

First reported by the New York Times, who obtained a copy of the Q1 report before Facebook released it, the most viewed link on Facebook between January and March this year was a since-updated news story suggesting the death of a Florida doctor may have been linked to the COVID-19 -vaccine.

Facebook Policy Communications Manager Andy Stone tweeted saturday that the criticism Facebook received for not releasing the report was “not unfair”, but tried to unravel the complexities of how it handled that most viewed link:

“News channels wrote about the late doctor in South Florida. When the coroner released a cause of death, the Chicago Tribune added an update to the original story; NY Times not. Would it have been good to delete the Times story because it was COVID misinfo?” Stone tweeted. “Of course not. Nobody is suggesting this and neither am I. But it does illustrate how difficult it is to define misinformation.”

Stone said Facebook withheld the January-March report “because there were major fixes to the system we wanted to make.” He didn’t elaborate on what those solutions were, but tweeted a link to the Q1 report.

What Facebook released on August 18 was a report that the most viewed content in the public news feed from April to June, the second quarter. It paints a rosier picture of the company; the most viewed post in the second quarter was a word puzzle that invited users to choose the first three words they saw. The second most viewed Facebook post between April and June asked users over 30 to post a photo of themselves looking young. The most viewed domains were YouTube, UNICEF, Spotify and CBS News. In the top ten most viewed links on Facebook in the second quarter were a gif of kittens, and a UNICEF response page to India’s COVID-19 crisis.

It’s not entirely clear why Facebook decided to release these popular content reports in the first place, but criticism of the platform’s handling of misleading COVID-19 information has grown in recent weeks. The Biden administration has urged Facebook and other social media platforms to better deal with misleading or false information about COVID-19 vaccines on their sites.

Another possible motivation for Facebook’s new “transparency” reports is likely the work of New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose who started using Facebook’s content analytics platform last year CrowdTangle to compile and publish daily lists from top-performing US Facebook pages, lists often devoted to former President Trump, and right-wing pundits such as Ben Shapiro and Dan Bongino. The lists were reportedly a source of irritation for Facebook.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday morning. You can read the full Q1 content transparency report below.

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Amazon is donating Rs 650 crore in Amazon Wholesale




Amazon is donating Rs 650 crore in Amazon Wholesale
Amazon is donating Rs 650 crore in Amazon Wholesale

New Delhi: US-based e-commerce giant Amazon has injected fresh capital in the amount of Rs 650 crore into one of its Indian units, Amazon wholesale (India), according to regulatory documents. Amazon Corporate Holdings Private Limited and Limited have made the Rs 650 crore investment in the wholesale B2B arm by Amazon India, documents filed with the Ministry of Business Affairs and shared by market research firm tofler showed.

The allocation date was October 26, 2021, it added.

Amazon India did not respond to email inquiries.

According to the documents, a significant portion of the funds (more than Rs 649.94 crore) came from Amazon Corporate Holdings Pvt Ltd.

The new funds will provide Amazon in India with more arsenal to bolster its wholesale B2B business in India.

Amazon has aggressively invested in several business units in India.

These investments have been leveraged to expand infrastructure and add solutions to improve the consumer and merchant experience.

In October, Amazon had also deposited fresh capital amounting to Rs 1460 crore into Amazon Seller Services – the marketplace that helps sellers sell their products online in India and internationally.



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The Weather Network – Winter weather whiplash! A stormy and changeable season in Canada




The Weather Network - Winter weather whiplash!  A stormy and changeable season in Canada

Monday, November 29, 2021, 5:05 AM – The Weather Network is forecasting a winter of comings and goings for much of the country, with periods of severe weather for the coming season.

Devastating flooding, record heat, and even a snow storm all made headlines in Canada in the fall of 2021. While we’ve seen a few quick shots of early winter weather, lingering cold is missing across the country so far. Is this mild and stormy pattern a taste of what’s to come this winter? For a preview of what we expect in December, January and February, read on.

A tumultuous temperature pattern is expected across Canada during the coming winter season. This will result in a winter of comings and goings for much of the country, with periods of strong winter weather punctuated by periods of mild weather. Across western Canada, we expect frigid temperatures to surpass periods of milder weather, especially in January and February. Meanwhile, in Eastern Canada, periods of mild weather should be more dominant.

View our national temperature forecast for the winter of 2021-2022 here.

Winter Forecast 2021-22 Temperature Pattern

However, before we settle into our dominant pattern for the heart of the winter season, the focus of the more consistent winter weather in the second half of December is expected to shift to Ontario, Quebec and even the Maritimes for a few weeks, and into early December. January. This should include the week before Christmas and continue through New Years.

Temperature pattern mid and late December 2021

For the heart of the winter season, we expect the focus of the frigid weather to shift to Western Canada, with the occasional fairly mild weather north to Eastern Canada. However, we expect two different versions of that pattern in January and February.

Some of the time, very mild temperatures should prevail in the eastern half of the country. This would result in a prolonged thaw in southern parts of the region, seemingly ‘wiping away’ the winter.

Temperature Pattern A: January and February 2021

Sometimes, however, the frigid weather in western and central Canada will try to spread south and east. This would form a battleground between the Arctic air in the north and the very mild air in the south, stretching from Southern Ontario to the Maritimes. This scenario would lead to periods of strong winter weather with messy systems tracking the entire region.

Scenario B: 2022 January and February Temperature Pattern

While it appears that the milder version of the pattern will be more dominant, we’re still unsure about the balance between the two scenarios — which will likely hold the key to how winter is remembered from the Great Lakes to the Maritimes.

Meanwhile, a La Niña weather pattern in the Pacific will continue to support an active storm track across southern Canada, leading to above-normal precipitation and snowfall for southern parts of BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. However, in southern Ontario and parts of southern Quebec, several of our winter storms will bring a messy mix of snow, ice, and even rain. So while we still expect an abundance of snow (despite milder temperatures), southern areas could end up with less-than-normal snowfall.

National precipitation forecast for winter 2021-22 in Canada

Below is a more detailed breakdown of your provincial forecast, as well as a preview of early spring.


A stormy pattern is expected to continue in southern BC throughout the winter season, resulting in above-normal precipitation totals. This will bring an abundance of snow to the alpine regions, and at times we can expect significant snowfall in lower elevations including Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, Victoria and the Okanogan Valley.

In addition, colder-than-normal temperatures are expected to dominate the season mainly in January and February, possibly lasting well into March. This should form the basis for an extended ski season.



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