Well, it seems Floyd Mayweather is really serious about fight Manny Pacquiao as he wants to get off the ring rust from when he fought in August last year and wants a tune-up fight in Japan in December before fighting Pacquiao.“I know everybody heard about the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, but before the Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch, I will be back in Tokyo for a huge boxing event. Stay tuned,” confirmed Mayweather (50-0-0, 27 knockouts) of his plans in a video posted by TMZ Sports.Meanwhile, Pacquiao is also highly interested in a rematch and eagerly wants to fight Mayweather.“We cannot say when or exactly what date,” Pacquiao told the Philippines’ ABS-CBN News. “[Mayweather is] announcing his comeback from retirement. He wants to fight and challenge me; he wants to get my belt. Right now, we’re negotiating and hoping to finalize that. I’m always available. I’m always available for him. It’s important to [have the rematch], as we have unfinished business. We’ve been waiting for a long time.”Also Read-Boxing: Floyd Mayweather reveals he wants to promote Manny Pacquiao LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 25: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on August 25, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will meet UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)AdvertisementIt’s been more than three years, ever since the biggest fight in the history of boxing between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao took place and Floyd beat via unanimous decision, the fight didn’t live up to the hype and instead left a bad test in people’s mouth.However, Pacquiao and Mayweather met at an EDM (electronic dance music) concert in Tokyo, Japan last week, more than three years after they fought inside the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas and talked about fighting each other in the rematch. Advertisement
TweetPinShare0 Shares KANSAS CITY, MO – Mike Moustakas doubled home the first run of the game in the bottom of the second inning, and his Kansas City Royals never looked back. They added another eight runs to make it 9-0 against the San Francisco Giants, by the bottom of the seventh when, for good measure Moustakas added another, with a solo home run to right center field.Coming off a demoralizing loss to Giants’ ace Madison Baumgarner on Sunday night in San Francisco, to cap off a three-game weekend homestand for the National League champion Giants, who won two of three to take a 3-2 World Series league, the games moved back to Kansas City Tuesday night, as the Royals rebounded in grand fashion. They easily could have rolled over and caved to the veteran West Coast team, but the upstart Royals, who win on pitching and defense, found a way to do it with their bats, too.The final score was Royals. The Series is now tied 3-3, with the 7th and deciding game Wednesday night in Kansas City once again.
Manchester United take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Monday and manager Jose Mourinho badly needs a performance and result to encourage his club’s supporters.After a close-season soured by Mourinho’s discontent over the lack of transfer activity, Sunday’s 3-2 loss at Brighton & Hove Albion brought an early chorus of complaints from fans and former players about the state of the side.United beat Leicester City at Old Trafford in the opening game of the season but Spurs present a very different quality of opponent.The bare statistics suggest United are favourites, given that in the Premier League era Spurs have managed just eight wins against United, who have enjoyed 33 victories over the North Londoners.Even in the recent era, as United have lost their air of dominance, Spurs have lost on their last four trips to Old Trafford.But Mauricio Pochettino’s side have begun the new campaign well with wins over Newcastle United and Fulham and while they didn’t make any moves in the transfer window they have kept together their impressive squad.United’s defence was at all sea on the south coast last week and it would be no surprise if Mourinho made changes in that department against a Spurs attack featuring Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.England internationals Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are options should Mourinho decide against the partnership of Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof who struggled at Brighton.Champions Manchester City have picked up where they left off last season with two wins, including Sunday’s 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town, and they will expect to maintain their 100 percent record at promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.advertisementNew Arsenal manager Unai Emery has had a very tough start to life in the Premier League with Arsene Wenger’s replacement having seen his side lose at home to City and at Chelsea.The Gunners take on another team without a point to their name on Saturday when they host West Ham United.The Hammers’ pre-season optimism, following the appointment of Manuel Pellegrini as manager and heavy investment in new players, has been tempered by losses to Liverpool and Bournemouth.Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool have two wins and will look to show United how to deal with Brighton at Anfield on Saturday.Chelsea have made a positive start under their new manager, Italian Maurizio Sarri, but face a tricky test at Newcastle United on Sunday.(With inputs from Reuters)
Second seeded German Angelique Kerber easily won the battle of left-handers against big-hitting Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2 6-3 to stroll into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.The Wimbledon champion broke the 22-year-old Haddad Maia twice in the opening set and converted her first set point when the Brazilian sent a forehand wide for her 29th unforced error in the set.Kerber, a triple Grand Slam champion who won in Melbourne in 2016, faced just one breakpoint in the match in the second set and converted her first opportunity in the eighth game to go 5-3 up and serve for the set.Leaping into the 3R.@AngeliqueKerber def. Haddad Maia 6-2 6-3 to set up a clash vs Aussie Kim Birrell. #AusOpen #GameSetMatch pic.twitter.com/9qphHDwSTe#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2019The to victory #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/g6Icp6y3RD#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2019″This court is so special for me.”@AngeliqueKerber #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/gzlHjcFytP#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2019In the third round the former world number one will meet Australian wildcard Kimberly Birrell, who earlier ousted 29th seeded Donna Vekic 6-4 4-6 6-1.Also Watch:
Touch Football Australia has countless volunteers who dedicate their time across the country to make significant contributions to our Touch Football family.To celebrate and recognise these contributions, each State and Territory were asked to nominate one highly valued volunteer to be considered for the TFA Volunteer of the Year for 2017.The nominees for the 2017 TFA Volunteer of the Year Award are: Toby Burgess – TASToby Burgess is a name that is synonymous with Touch Football in Tasmania. A lifelong volunteer to sport both as a player, referee and coach, Toby has been a part of Touch Football for over 20 years. Toby Burgess over the last 12 months has been a great asset to the Tasmanian Office. Toby’s focus on improving our Tasmanian State Teams is second to none and has always put his hand up to be a coach over the years. This past year was no different, when Toby was head coach for two of our elite state teams. Toby also implemented additional training sessions for our teams during the week to ensure the highest level of performance at the NTL. Gabe Hodges – ACTGabe has made significant impacts on gender diversity in our sport. She has primarily worked with young female Touch Football players, providing them with opportunities to invest in our game at all levels following their interaction with her. Gabe is also a valuable member of the ACT SOAP, offering her years of experience in junior development over the last 4 years.Gabe has dedicated a significant amount of her time to the growth of Touch Football in the ACT – committing herself to at least four nights of Touch Football per week in a coaching or playing capacity. Her friendly, encouraging and happy disposition has made her a favourite amongst the ACT community. Graham Knights – NSWManly Warringah is one of the top affiliates in NSW, not only for their on the field performances but also their off field performances. Graham’s has been instrumental in this success. His vision of ensuring that the club has policies and procedures for every aspect of their operations has laid out a clear and concise platform to ensure not just success but also sustainability in one of the most competitive environments and landscapes in NSW.This platform paved by Graham importantly is having a great impact at grass roots level and the growth of the organisation. His and his clubs work is not just having an impact with the Manly Warringah TA, but also with other affiliates across the state. Many of whom are looking to Manly to replicate their success by following the programs and principles laid down by Graham and his team. Importantly Graham is willing to share his experiences with other affiliates and members. Thomas Edgword – NTTom has had a huge impact with improving the culture within the sport across the NT. He recognises the need to high standards to set a benchmark for others to strive to achieve to show our sport in good standing. Tom is a damn good bloke. He is loyal, enthusiastic, committed and passionate in all he does. He loves the game of touch and represents our game in the highest both in his personal and work life. He has and continues to represent the Army in touch football at the highest level. He willingly takes others under his wing to guide and nurture them within the touch football environment. Tom is the type of person who will do anything with integrity for our game. Deirdre Morrow – SADeirdre’s positive energy unites the broader touch community in South Australia as she volunteers her time across many levels of the sport. She interacts positively with junior players and parents alike which impacts positively on the Touch Football brand. Deirdre’s professional approach has allowed the TFSA office to entrust her with making decisions that reflect positively on events and roles she volunteers her time for, which also reflects positively on TFSA.Deirdre is trustworthy, honest, committed and a little cheeky which enhances the fun aspect of Touch Football. Deirdre has shown continued commitment to the sport at every level both here in South Australia and Nationally. Steve Watterson – QLDHaving been a part of the Sharks Volunteer crew since 2004, Steve has been a constant familiar face and very well liked amongst the Sharks playing group. SQBD prides itself on setting the standard on and off the field and it has been Steve’s contributions over the many years which has assisted in setting its off-field professionalism and standards. The fact that Steve is prepared to drive 16 hours to take equipment to a tournament to ensure Sharks players receive the same service as any other at another proves his importance to this organisation. As a result of his work and commitment at South Queensland Touch, Steve has also been awarded a life membership. He has also been a long-term member of the South Queensland Board of Directors and still currently supervises junior selection programs. Monique Williamson – WAOver the past 12 months Monique has once again remained President of Perth Brothers Touch Association, a position she has held since 2009. Monique is Perth Brother – she is a coach, team manager, helps in the canteen and looks after the Junior Referees. Monique does everything!Monique’s impact on the organisation has been enormous, she has bought a sense of community and pride to the Perth Brothers through her professionalism, hard work and leadership in a largely diverse area of the Perth Metropolitan area. Monique strongly deserves this nomination as a reward for the professionalism and leadership she has bought to Perth Brothers TA and is now bringing her skill and experience at the SOAP level.Congratulations to all our nominees for their nominations and a big thank you for all your hard work and effort. The winner will be announced in the coming weeks.
Belo Horizonte (Brazil): Argentina and Paraguay, who got off to rough starts at the 2019 Copa America, will square off later this week at Mireirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, with a spot in the quarter-finals on the line. The squads will meet on Wednesday in a second-round Group B match, a clash that both teams enter following disappointing opening performances, reports say. On Saturday, Colombia shocked Argentina, whose captain is superstar Lionel Messi, 2-0, while Paraguay blew a 2-0 lead against Qatar and ended up with a 2-2 tie. Colombia’s fine performance and Qatar’s surprise tie have put the pressure on Argentina and Paraguay to avoid missing the quarters. “There are two matches left in the group phase and we’ll advance to the next phase if we win them,” Argentine national team coach Lionel Scaloni said after Saturday’s loss to Colombia. Also Read – Djokovic heaps praise on ‘very complete’ MedvedevMessi, for his part, said that the team had to turn the page and “think about what’s ahead.” “We still have lots of chances. We’re looking up and moving forward now. We have to go step by step now. The match against Paraguay will be key,” the Barcelona forward said. Scaloni is expected to stick with the 11 starters he put on the field against Colombia. Two players, however, could crack the starting lineup — Milton Casco, in place of Renzo Saravia, and midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, on the left side for Angel Di Maria. Also Read – Mary Kom enters quarterfinals, Saweety Boora bows out of World C’shipsOn Monday, Roberto Pereyra and Marcos Acuña were recovering from muscle injuries and may not be in top form for the match against Paraguay. Paraguay, meanwhile, is getting some players back. Midfielder Rodrigo Rojas, who came out of the match against Qatar with an arm injury, practiced normally on Monday and will take the field against Argentina. Paraguay captain Gustavo Gomez, who was suspended for the team’s Copa America debut, will also be in action.
Bangkok: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty on Saturday became the first Indian team to enter the summit clash of a BWF Super 500 tournament with a three-game win in the Thailand Open semifinals, here. The world number 16 Indian team prevailed 22-20 22-24 21-9 against the 19th- ranked Korean team of Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Cheol after battling hard for 63 minutes. It is first final of the 2019 season for Rankireddy and Shetty, the men’s doubles silver medallist at 2018 Commonwealth Games. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe unseeded India combination will face third seeds Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen of China in the summit clash on Sunday. Rankireddy and Shetty were slow off the blocks as the Korean pair had the better share of exchanges in the first game to lead 3-0 and then 11-10 at the break. But after the break, the Indians lifted their game and drew parity at 13 apiece before surging ahead 20-18. But Hyun and Cheol pocketed two consecutive points to draw level at 20-20. The Indians kept their composure and earned two crucial points to take the first game.
Hyderabad: Pinning hopes on the recovery of the USA market, a top official of the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil)on Friday said Indian pharma exports may touch $22 billion during the current financial year against $19.14 billion in FY ’19. Speaking to reporters, director-general of Pharmexcil, a body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Uday Bhasker said some of the policy decisions being taken by the Chinese government may align favourably to Indian pharma exporters. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIn July 2019, Indian exports recorded 21.7 per cent growth to 1.72 billion (total exports from April to July this year was at $6.17 billion), he said. The cumulative growth of Indian exports for the period April-July was 13 per cent. As of June 2019, Indias generic pharmaceutical exports have grown almost 2.7 to 2.8 times faster than the market (global generic market), he said. “Hence, we expect the exports to touch $22 billion in the fiscal 2019-20,” Bhaskar said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost”The prices (in USA market) are now stabilised. Even when there was price erosion, our export volumes were growing. That is why the US market has revived,” he said. Despite price erosion and cartelisation in the USA market, the market there started recovering with 13.72 per cent growth in FY ’19 against negative growth of eight per cent in FY ’18, Bhaskar said. Exports to North America, Africa and European Union contribute nearly 66 per cent of the total Indian pharma exports comprising bulk drugs, finished dosage formulations, Ayush and herbals and surgical, statistics supplied by the Pharmexcil said. On exports to China and Japan markets, the official said the Japan market was basically not favourable for generic drugs and also doctors in that country were also not willing to promote generic versions. The registration of drugs in China takes lot of time for Indian companies. There was some policy change last year which was perceived as an opportunity for Indian exporters, he said. According to him, India currently imports APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) and other chemicals worth $2.5 billion from China while drug exports to the country was at $230 million. Pharmexcil would be organising a two-day ‘International Regulators Meet’ here on September 19 and 20. About 40 delegates, including some drug regulators, from 25 countries are expected to participate in the meet, Bhaskar said.
OTTAWA — Veteran Ukraine lawmaker Mustafa Jemilev used to be an opponent of the comedian who was elected the country’s president last month.But Jemilev tells The Canadian Press the time has come for Ukrainian politicians to rally around Volodymyr Zelenskiy.Zelenskiy was sworn in as president on Monday, and abruptly dissolved parliament on Tuesday, sparking acrimony in a country that has seen Russia annex its Crimea region and start a pro-Kremlin insurgency in its east in 2014.Jemilev says the stability of his country is paramount and politicians should not do anything to allow Russia to exploit divisions.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland visited Zelenskiy in Kyiv earlier this month, and officials say she came away reassured.Zelenskiy is frequently compared with former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, but Canadian officials say his rise to power is more like Newfoundland satirist Rick Mercer getting elected prime minister.Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press
14 December 2011The United Nations-backed genocide tribunal in Cambodia ruled today that Ieng Thirith, a 79-year-old former senior member of the Khmer Rouge who was found unfit to stand trial, will not be released as ordered last month but remain in detention. On 17 November, the trial chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) said it found that Ms. Thirith suffers from “a progressive, degenerative condition.” It ordered her unconditional release and that the proceedings against her be stayed.However, the tribunal’s Supreme Court chamber today granted an appeal from the prosecution and set aside the release order, adding that the trial chamber must exhaust all available measurespotentially capable of helping the accused to become fit to stand trial.“Such decision was adopted in the light of the possibility, albeit slight, of a meaningful improvement in the mental health of the accused which was foreseen by the medical experts appointed by the trial chamber,” stated a news release issued by the ECCC.In a situation where the stay of proceedings may be lifted, the Supreme Court chamber found that unconditional release of an accused is not required. It concluded that the original ground for keeping the accused in provisional detention, namely to ensure her presence during the proceedings, remains valid and relevant.Four expert psychiatrists who examined Ms. Thirith in September diagnosed her with clinical dementia, most likely Alzheimer’s, which would hinder her participation in court hearings.The Supreme Court chamber today directed the trial chamber to request additional treatment for the accused “which may help improve her mental health to such extent that she becomes fit to stand trial.” Such treatment is to be carried out in a hospital or other appropriate facility in Cambodia.Six months after the start of this treatment, the accused shall undergo a medial, psychiatric and/or psychological expert examination, after which the trial chamber shall determine her fitness to stand trial without delay.Ms. Thirith, former Social Affairs Minister for the Democratic Kampuchea, was on trial for genocide and other crimes against humanity along with her husband and former foreign minister Ieng Sary, former so-called Brother Number Two Nuon Chea, and former head of State Khieu Samphan, all leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime during the late 1970s.The ECCC is tasked with trying those deemed most responsible for crimes committed under the Khmer Rouge. It is an independent court set up under an agreement signed in 2003 by the UN and the Government, and uses a mixture of Cambodian staff and judges and foreign personnel.
These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Tuesday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 1.0030Brazil real 0.4051China renminbi 0.1890Euro 1.4911Hong Kong dollar 0.161978India rupee 0.01990Indonesia rupiah 0.000095Japan yen 0.01147Malaysia ringgit 0.2957Mexico peso 0.07079N.Z. dollar 0.9296Norway krone 0.1597Peruvian new sol 0.3908Russia rouble 0.02118Saudi riyal 0.3379Singapore dollar 0.9300South Africa rand 0.09542South Korean won 0.001125Sweden krona 0.1552Switzerland franc 1.3003Taiwanese dollar 0.04198Thailand baht 0.03809Turkey lira 0.3590U.K. pound 1.6458U.S. dollar 1.2672Vietnam dong 0.000056
“Members of the Security Council will expeditiously consider appropriate UN support for implementation of the peace agreement, including deployment of a peace support operation, and look to the international community, once implementation begins, to provide assistance for its implementation, as well as for the reconstruction and rehabilitation process,” the President of the 15-member body, Ambassador César Mayoral of Argentina, said in a press statement.The Council also stressed its “continued determination” to monitor Sudan’s other major conflict in the western Darfur region, where 1.65 million people have been displaced, and Janjaweed and pro-government militias stand accused of killing and raping thousands of villagers in what the UN has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.The Council underscored the obligation of all parties to the Darfur conflict to maintain an already violated ceasefire that was signed in April and to work towards a peaceful settlement.Welcoming the southern Sudan agreement signed in Nairobi, Kenya, the statement praised the perseverance of Vice President Ali Osman Taha and Chairman John Garang of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) who negotiated the deal.”Members of the Security Council express their hope and conviction that the signature of this agreement will mark a watershed in the history of the Sudan, look forward to its implementation, and call on the emerging Government of National Unity to work expeditiously to consolidate peace throughout the country,” it said.It called on the new Government to “commit itself fully and actively to ending the violence in Darfur.”Meanwhile, the UN Advance Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS) reported that a planned polio immunization campaign got off to a flying start today with apparently no security incidents, as teams of vaccinators fanned out across the north of the country, including Darfur where it is hoped to reach more than 1 million children.A similar campaign in southern Sudan is due to start on 17 January. The UN has called for “Days of Tranquillity” across Africa’s largest country to allow the immunization to proceed unhindered by military activity, saying such a pause will build a momentum towards peace.
Correction 12/28: The score has been updated to reflect the correct final score. OSU sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) dribbles the ball during a game against Northern Illinois on Dec. 16 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorPowered by a career-high 24 points and 10 rebounds from sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop, the Ohio State men’s basketball team defeated the South Carolina State Bulldogs 73-57 on Sunday night in Columbus.Bates-Diop scored 17 of his 24 points in the first half, including five 3-pointers, which powered the Buckeyes to a 34-21 halftime lead that they never looked back from.Bates-Diop said it felt great to see so many of his shots fall in after several rattled out the previous game against Mercer.“My teammates got me in the right spots, I was really open most of the time and I just knocked down shots,” he said.OSU coach Thad Matta said although the team earned its fourth win in a row, he wasn’t happy with the number of turnovers in the first half.“The first half we weren’t very sharp at all, of the eight turnovers, five or six were unforced,” Matta said. “We’re not a very good offensive team when we’re not taking care of the ball.” Matta commended freshman guard A.J. Harris for getting the ball rolling.“A.J. really came in and kinda lit the wick for us,” Matta said.South Carolina State coach Murray Garvin said Harris’ play was the difference in the game.“He changed the tempo of the game,” Garvin said. “He’s so quick (that) he can turn off the lights and be in the bed before it gets dark.” Harris accounted for six of OSU’s 19 assists on the night, which were highlighted by five alley-oops. The Dayton native said things are finally starting to click for him in his debut campaign.“My goal is to just share the ball more,” Harris said. “So that’s all we’ve been practicing, is just sharing the ball more, making the extra pass to our teammates that are open. Just making the extra pass. I was seeing the floor really well and my big man was running, my two and three guards were running, so it really opened up the floor for me.”The Buckeyes’ next game is scheduled against the Minnesota on Wednesday, the first of the Big Ten season. Bates-Diop said the conference season brings on a whole new mentality, one that the team should be ready for come next Wednesday.“I think we’re finally hitting our stride,” Bates-Diop said. “Going into the Big Ten, that’s going to be huge for us.”The Buckeyes saw improved performance from its 3-point shooters, as OSU shot 36 percent from three after shooting just 13.6 percent against Mercer.Matta said he knows his team has to be more consistent for it to be able to compete in the Big Ten.“We’ve shown that we can play some really good basketball, and we’ve shown we can play some really bad basketball,” Matta said. “We’re a team that has to be dialed in to everything that we’re doing. The thing that excites me is we’ve seen one through 12, guys can play some really high-level basketball. Finding that consistency is going to be what the next 10 weeks is about.” Game notesFreshman forward Mickey Mitchell scored his first points as a Buckeye in his second game after being declared eligible by the NCAA.OSU’s largest lead was 24 points.OSU outrebounded South Carolina State 50-32.OSU had nine blocked shots while the Bulldogs failed to register one.
If you’re looking for a media player that’ll look sharp on your desktop and won’t contribute to the rats-nest of cables that’s probably behind your monitor, the new Aluratek Bump media player and wireless speaker system might be worth a look. The Bump media player itself is a small, cylindrical player with playback controls on the top and a display on the front that shows you what’s playing, the time and date, or volume level. The beauty of the system is that if you want more audio power, you can add another Bump speaker to the system wirelessly by pairing it with the player. The speaker and the player communicate over 2.4Ghz wireless with a range of about 60 feet. Wireless audio has its downsides and it probably won’t make audiophiles happy, but 2.4Ghz is definitely better than Bluetooth audio. You can pair the Bump player with up to six additional wireless speakers, and when it’s time to keep the music to yourself, you can pop a pair of headphones into the 3.5mm stereo jack. If you want to pull music from your computer or another device, the USB port on the media player lets you connect a phone or other media player to the system. The Bump player will set you back $99 list, with each individual speaker priced at $99 as well.[via SlashGear]
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Lower costs for mortgages, car finance and credit cards suits households but business owners might see it differently. Sure, a lower cash rate means a lower cost of capital. But a rate reduction means the RBA is forecasting some hits to the Australian economy and is reducing the cost of money so that the economy will keep breathing when these threats materialise. So, from a business owner’s view point a weakening economy translates to fewer orders, less work, lower revenues and reduced business activity. A reduction in interest rates means a slowing economy. This puts our business community in a nervous state which is no good. I would make two points about the current situation. Firstly, while the RBA’s rate reductions of 0.75 per cent in two months means there’s a potential slow down on the way, the Aussie economy is actually very strong. We have low unemployment by the standards of developed economies, our currency is strong, we have very low government debt as a percentage of GDP, and our biggest trade partners are developing nations, whose economies are forecast to grow rapidly. Perhaps our greatest strength and weakness is our cash rate. At 3.5 per cent, it is significantly higher than comparable economies such as Canada, US, Euro zone and Japan, which have cash rates ranging from 1.0 per cent to effectively zero. So, Australian business owners face higher capital costs than their global counterparts. However, the strength of this higher interest rate policy is that the central bank in Australia has the room to stimulate the economy by monetary policy rather than by inflationary fiscal stimulus. The central banks in other developed economies have already reduced their official rates to rock bottom – their only economic stimulus option is now fiscal, and some of them are simply printing money to achieve this. The second point is how the RBA can force interest rates to go as low as they require. The major banks’ variable interest rates were in lock-step with the RBA during the Howard and Rudd governments, but this no longer occurs. This creates volatility which feeds into one of the most important factors influencing business owners: sentiment. Sentiment can turn an economy for better or worse and business owners generally have stronger sentiment when they feel the certainty to make informed decisions. This is particularly the case when it comes to borrowing to expand, the lifeblood of economic growth. Even when official interest rates were rising through 2010 and 2011, business owners could make a decision about capital costs based on the Reserve Bank. It worries me that Aussie business owners will hesitate because they don’t know what official interest rates mean to banks’ rates. Perhaps the Reserve could look at changes of 0.3 or 0.4 per cent, in order to shift variable rates to where they have to be? With 2.7 million business owners in this country, the last thing we should be doing is confusing them about the cost of money. * Mark Bouris is the Executive Chairman of Yellow Brick Road, a financial services company offering home loans, financial planning, accounting & tax and insurance. Email Mark on email@example.com any queries you may have.
Canon Pixma Pro-1 : une nouvelle imprimante professionnelleVoilà deux années que Canon n’avait pas créé de petite révolution dans le monde de l’impression professionnelle. Le constructeur rectifie le tir avec la Pixma Pro-1 qui annonce des caractéristiques impressionnantes.Ce n’est pas moins de 12 cartouches séparées que l’imprimante Canon Pixma Pro-1 va intégrer (à noter que 5 d’entre elles servent particulièrement au tirage en Noir & Blanc). Les cartouches proposent également une contenance plus importante de 36 ml. Canon intègre de nouvelles technologies comme Chroma Optimizer pour une brillance uniforme et des noirs intenses et nets, un système d’optimisation d’image (OIG) et la possibilité d’imprimer en A3+, détail important pour les professionnels de la photo. Elle est rapide, propose une résolution d’entrée de 1200 dpi, précise (avec une tête d’impression regroupant 12 288 buses), et dispose d’un port ethernet.À lire aussiTopShot LaserJet Pro, l’imprimante qui scanne vos objets en 3DCanon revient donc en puissance sur le marché de l’imprimante pro, marchant sur les plates bandes d’Epson. La Pixma Pro-1 a toutes les caractéristiques pour s’imposer, du moins sur le papier…Un point négatif vient tout de même noircir le tableau : l’absence de connexion Wi-Fi. Ce qui aurait pu être tout de même très pratique. De plus, le prix avoisinant les 899 euros risque de rebuter le photographe amateur lambda. Canon se positionne clairement, avec la Pixma Pro-1, sur la photographie professionnelle, voire l’amateurisme ultra passionné. L’imprimante devrait être commercialisée dès le mois de novembre prochain sur le continent européen.Le 30 octobre 2011 à 14:25 • Maxime Lambert
Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Update: According to WrestleVotes, WWE is expected to officially announce this Monday that NXT will be moving to the USA Network.A lot of rumors going around concerning NXT. I’ll add what I’ve heard… NXT is moving to USA Network on Wednesday nights. Not FS1. And… I’ve been told WWE will make the official announcement this Monday.— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) August 17, 2019 Pinterest We reported Friday that a rumor has been making the rounds in the wrestling media that WWE has made a pitch to the USA Network about moving NXT off the WWE Network and onto network television, and go head-to-head with AEW on TNT.According to a new report from at PWInsider, there are some within WWE who believe moving NXT to USA Network is a done deal and it’s just a matter of time before it is announced. It is also being said there had been interest from FOX, but the USA Network came to the table over the last several weeks. Also according to the same report, there was NXT staff told this week in Florida to be prepared for a longer show, and that things would be changing very soon. One source pointed out that NXT has a planned taping at Full Sail on Wednesday, September 11 and could launch the show live at that taping.It is also being noted that at this time, no changes have been made to WWE’s internal calendar which lists NXT TV tapings at Full Sail for September 11, September 12 and October 12.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WhatsApp 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Google+ Videos Articles Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Now Playing Up Next WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events Now Playing Up Next AEW asking fans to vote for the final team for upcoming World Tag Title Tournament
Jatiya Party chairman HM Ershad. File PhotoJatiya Party chairman HM Ershad has appointed eight new leaders as party’s presidium members on Thursday.This promotion was given through an ‘organisational order’ of the party, signed by Ershad, said a press release.Newly appointed presidium members are: Syed Didar Bakht (Satkhira), Kazi Mamunur Rashid (Brahmanbaria), Zafar Iqbal Siddiqui (Nilphamari), Nazma Akhtar, MP, (Feni), Abdus Sattar Miah (Gazipur), Alamgir Shikder Loton (Narayanganj), Emran Hossain Miah (Chandpur) and Major (retd.) Rana Mohammad Sohel, MP (Nilphamari).The decision of appointing new presidium members was taken as per the section 20/1/Ka of Jatiya Party’s constitution and it will come into effect from May this year, the release added.
KOLKATA: Goutam Bhattacharya and Kunal Samanta along with Abir Noiyogi, Samik Roy Adhikari and Subhasish Chakraborty have been made the general secretaries of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) on Wednesday. It announced the names of secretaries and district presidents. Earlier, Trinankur Bhattacharya was made the president of the TMCP replacing Jaya Dutta. Wahida Khatun, Tirthankar Kundu and Bubai Bose have been designated as the secretaries of Trinamool Congress Chatra Parishad (TMCP). Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe TMCP also announced the names of district presidents. Biswajit Roy, Amit Saha, Gopal Roy and Habibur Rahaman have been appointed as the district presidents of North Kolkata, South 24-Parganas, Hooghly and Howrah rural respectively. For Howrah Urban, West Burdwan, East Medinipore, Bankura and Murshidabad, the district presidents are Tufan Ghosh, Koushik Mondol, Anwesha Jana, Chumki Bandyopadhyay and Vismadeb Karmakar respectively. The district presidents for Malda, Nadia, North Dinajpur, East Burdwan, West Medinipur, Alipurduar and Central Kolkata are Prasun Roy, Suranjan Chatterjee, Sourik Mukherjee, Anup Kar, Md Saddam Hossain, Sourav Chakraborty, Sanjay Ghosh and Sunakanta Chakraborty respectively. It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress head Mamata Banerjee had earlier announced the formation of a new TMCP committee. The main purpose of the committees will be to improve the quality of education in colleges. However, they will not have any role in the college admission.
Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — A visitor to Isla Mujeres was injured after falling from a view point and hitting cliff rocks in the south portion of the island. The accident occurred at Punta Sur on Isla Mujeres when a tourist identified only as Bernard, allegedly crossed the safety zone of the view point. Reports say after crossing the zone, he slipped and fell down the side of the cliff, hitting rocks along the way. Island firemen were called to the scene to help with the rescue. Paramedics also arrived to tend to his injures. He was transported to the island’s Community Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Civil Protection arrived to investigate the site. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)