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Quintana extends Vuelta lead after Contador stuns Froome Quintana extends Vuelta lead after Contador stuns Froome
- September 05, 2016

Quintana and three-time Vuelta victor Alberto Contador formed part of an early breakaway group on the short, hilly 118.5km stage from Sabinanigo to Aramon Formigal and were never caught by Froome as the Tour de France champion finished 2min 37secs back on Quintana. (more...)
Indian equity markets may welcome Urijit Patel as new RBI governor Indian equity markets may welcome Urijit Patel as new RBI governor
- September 05, 2016

It was said that a lobby that did not want this clean-up and wanted the easy loans policies to continue were behind the literal ouster of Mr Rajan who will have had one of the shortest terms - three years - as governor. The RBI had cut the policy repo rate by 150 bps from January 2015 to April this year but has held them steady since then. "Being the architect of the committee on monetary policy reform, his appointment indicates independent policy making". (more...)
Strictly Come Dancing starts new season with record 9.3m viewers
- September 05, 2016

A year ago an average of 8.7 million tuned in. The X Factor was watched by 8.3 million viewers (39%) and peaked with 9.2 million - adding another 1.5 million viewers from the same episode last week. I was talking to him the day before. Balls, who lost his seat at the 2015 general election, said he was not using Strictly as a platform for a political comeback. (more...)
China blames United States, journalists for Barack Obama airport fiasco
- September 05, 2016

Germany, South Korea and other governments say they also want to discuss climate, energy and possible reforms to the global tax system to reduce tax evasion. Beijing has vowed to eliminate 100-150 million tonnes of capacity - out of a total of 1.2 billion tonnes - by 2020. They said the US must get rebels to break ranks with the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, a task that grew tougher after Nusra fighters last month successfully broke the siege of Aleppo, Syria's largest city and the site of ... (more...)
Pope offers pizza lunch to 1500 poor after Mother Teresa canonization
- September 05, 2016

Calling her a "dispenser of mercy", Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa of Calcutta (now Kolkata ) a saint for her work with the impoverished and downtrodden in India. "It is just a celebration of exactly who she is, the recognition that she is someone who is so conformed to Christ, that literally the love of Christ radiated out through her", Merrick said. (more...)
HSBC rolls out selfie security tech HSBC rolls out selfie security tech
- September 05, 2016

HSBC already allows customers to access its services using fingerprint and voice recognition technology, The Independent reports. And it isn't the only FI going down this route. The app is available on both Android and iOS and apparently able to recognise and verifying documents from roughly 150 countries worldwide. Over the last few years, banks have been ramping up efforts to implement biometrics into the security process, in order to keep people's accounts safer from hacking or ID fraud. (more...)
Putin, Merkel meet face-to-face on G20 sidelines Putin, Merkel meet face-to-face on G20 sidelines
- September 05, 2016

Beijing made boosting sluggish global growth through increased trade a theme of the Group of 20 meeting in this lakeside city southwest of Shanghai, but faces complaints that a flood of low-priced Chinese steel exports threatens USA and European jobs, encouraging calls for trade curbs. (more...)
Flight attendant's Looney Tunes impressions grab attention Flight attendant's Looney Tunes impressions grab attention
- September 05, 2016

Haumesser, who is also a puppeteer, is one of many Southwest flight attendants providing some comedic relief to their passengers. Zach Haumesser channeled voices of notable characters of the Warner Bros. "Be vewy, vewy quiet, we have weached your destination", Haumesser said in his best Elmer Fudd voice. The video had nearly 2 million views on YouTube as of Sunday. (more...)
Hinkley Point deal to feature in Theresa May's talks with Chinese leader Hinkley Point deal to feature in Theresa May's talks with Chinese leader
- September 05, 2016

But UK officials insisted the country's status in the world would not be affected by Hinkley Point, whatever Mrs May decides to do. The Democrat made it clear that negotiations with the European Union over the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and 12 Asia-Pacific nations around the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) would take priority. (more...)
Apple CEO Cook Says Repatriation of Profits Will Begin Next Year Apple CEO Cook Says Repatriation of Profits Will Begin Next Year
- September 05, 2016

Apple CEO Tim Cook weighed in the recent European Commission tax ruling that stated Apple by calling it "maddening" and "political crap". He went on: "When you are accused of something that is so foreign to your values, it brings out an outrage in you". (more...)
Effects of shipping giant's bankruptcy on Seattle just beginning
- September 05, 2016

Smaller operators like Hanjin, which with 618,133 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) of container capacity is in the lower tier of the top 10 shippers, can not muster the scale needed to get by. Clients are also searching for alternative shippers for their goods as Hanjin Shipping's vessels are feared to be seized by its creditors. The company said Friday that about a third of its cargo fleet - some 40 vessels - is marooned at sea or has been impounded at ports. (more...)
Shocking! Lionel Messi's son Thiago doesn't like football Shocking! Lionel Messi's son Thiago doesn't like football
- September 05, 2016

Messi also spoke about the loss in Copa America final, which led to him announcing his worldwide retirement at the time. Messi left Newell's for Barca at the age of 13 and has gone on to become one of the greatest players of all time, winning the Ballon d'Or on five occasions. (more...)
BOJ may deepen negative rates if more easing needed: ex-BOJ Shirai
- September 05, 2016

TOKYO, Sept 5 Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Monday there is ample room for further monetary easing including further cuts in interest rates and increased purchases of asset buying. Though Kuroda signalled his readiness to further expand an already massive stimulus programme, he did not provide the explicit hints that some had been waiting for on the chances of the BOJ aggressively easing policy at its next review on September 20-21. (more...)
Turkish PM Confirms Strip Bordering Syria Is Now Free Of Militants
- September 05, 2016

Turkey opened the second front in Syria on Saturday as part of that continued mission against Islamic State, according to a senior Turkish official. Turkey's government has signaled that its offensive will not only target ISIS but also the Syrian Kurdish YPG, who are viewed as an equal threat. (more...)
Fleet sector growth boosts new vehicle sales Fleet sector growth boosts new vehicle sales
- September 05, 2016

Overall, new vehicle registrations for the month stood at 81,640 units, with private registrations accounting for 37,288 cars. This brings the total up to 1.68 million new auto registrations in the first eight months of the year, up 2.8 per cent compared to the first eight months in 2015. (more...)
Tropical depression in Gulf could become hurricane, tropical storm warnings issued
- September 05, 2016

While parts of the Gulf Coast near Tampa saw heavy rain Wednesday morning, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said people should be prepared for the worst. WALB's First Alert Weather Team has declared Thursday to be a First Alert Weather Day due to the Tropical Storm. (more...)
Menendez slams Trump's visit to Mexico, immigration speech in Arizona Menendez slams Trump's visit to Mexico, immigration speech in Arizona
- September 05, 2016

Our message to the world will be this: you can not obtain legal status, or become a citizen of the United States, by illegally entering our country. Among other things, he once accused Mexico of sending "rapists" across the border and later questioned whether an Indiana-born American judge of Mexican heritage could fairly adjudicate a civil case against the defunct Trump University. (more...)
Apple tax ruling made without bias: EU President Apple tax ruling made without bias: EU President
- September 05, 2016

Chinese leaders say they want the G-20, launched to coordinate the response to the 2008 financial crisis, to take on a longer-term role overseeing global economic management. But Mr. Dijsselbloem said there was no need for a transatlantic "tax war", and called for the strengthening of worldwide standards. "This is a global problem, but with a specific Chinese dimension we have to address", said Juncker. (more...)
NASCAR at Darlington 2016: Winners and Losers from the Bojangles' Southern 500
- September 05, 2016

It's been a good season, but it definitely could be a great season, and until Homestead is done and gone, we won't know". Larson brought his No. He finished 17th Sunday and upped his lead to 11 points over David Ragan. He battled back but could not catch Truex . The 2014 Sprint Cup champion said it was time for the crew to perform. (more...)
Govt reports Indian Scorpene submarines data leak by overseas source
- September 05, 2016

The $3.5 billion contract for these six Scorpenes was placed on French defence contractor DCNS and these most advanced state of the art submarines are being built at the Mazagon shipyard in Mumbai. The DCNS also implied that the leak might have occurred at India's end, rather than from France. Analysts say the leak is a blow to India's navy and could compromise its underwater combat capabilities. (more...)

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