By Andy Blatchford The Canadian Press Wed., March 6, 2019 OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada left its key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and pointed to “increased uncertainty” about the timing of future rate hikes following the economy’s abrupt deceleration in late 2018. The central bank’s trend-setting interest rate is staying at 1.75 per cent for a third-straight policy announcement — a stretch that comes after governor Stephen Poloz introduced five rate hikes between mid-2017 and last fall. Notably, the bank’s statement Wednesday dropped language from its release in January that said the governing council expected the rate would need to rise over time to an estimated destination range of between 2.5 and 3.5 per cent. “Given the mixed picture that the data present, it will take time to gauge the persistence of below-potential growth and the implications for the inflation outlook,” said the statement, which explained some … [Read more...] about Central bank holds rate, notes ‘increased uncertainty’ on timing of future hikes
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By Kevin McGran Sports Reporter Tues., Jan. 29, 2019 Hockey is about to undergo big changes without actually changing anything. The NHL will add puck-tracking and player-tracking devices to the game next season, meaning fans will be able to see have access to all kinds of information through microchips that is not currently available. Who skated the fastest? Who had the hardest shot? Who skated the furthest? Which zone was the puck in the most? It’s mostly about fan engagement, with a nod to the new world of legalized gambling into which the NHL has entered. “You’re going to attract new fans just by showing how fast these guys can shoot the puck, and how fast they can skate. Those things will wow people,” said statistical hockey analyst Mike Kelly, who works with TSN and thepointhockey.com. Article Continued Below But in an era where stats — or analytics — have revolutionized how general managers acquire players, a … [Read more...] about Numbers are taking over the NHL, though it might take time to figure out what to do with tracking information
By Beth Harris The Associated Press Sun., Aug. 5, 2018 LOS ANGELES—Astros manager A.J. Hinch met privately with the team’s owner and general manager on Saturday, a day ahead of reliever Roberto Osuna’s activation following a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. Hinch discussed the matter with owner Jim Crane and GM Jeff Luhnow, but declined to go into details. The manager said Osuna will join the club on Sunday and be activated for the series finale at Dodger Stadium. Osuna is expected to address the team and then talk to the media with Luhnow. Read more: Rosie DiManno: The Blue Jays should’ve stuck by Roberto Osuna and here’s why Article Continued Below Blue Jays see high upside in Giles, Paulino, Perez Rosie DiManno: How Roberto Osuna came to see El Chapo as a hero Osuna was arrested in Toronto in May and charged with assaulting his girlfriend. No details have been made … [Read more...] about Osuna’s suspension is over but how will he be received by his new (and outspoken) Astros teammates?
source Getty Images Actor Jim Carrey has become a political artist and activist on Twitter, amassing over 18 million followers. He regularly tweets politically charged and timely artwork – and has sparked backlash in some cases. A clear style emerged in the art back in November. Actor Jim Carrey has gained a reputation recently for not only being something of a recluse, but for being an outspoken political artist and activist on Twitter. Carrey has been busier than usual this month. He’s tweeted drawings that criticize everyone from Mark Zuckerberg for Facebook’s handling of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, to President Trump in a sexually explicit drawing. And he has sparked controversies, such as the conservative backlash he got earlier this month for posting an unflattering image of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, in which he called her … [Read more...] about 28 pieces of politically charged artwork posted by actor Jim Carrey, who has amassed over 18 million followers on Twitter
On Tuesday, Anthony Noto, the man running Twitter under part-time CEO Jack Dorsey, resigned to take a CEO role at a fintech startup. Noto was credited for creating Twitter’s growth strategy in video and was the person who knew Twitter more intimately than anyone. This can only be seen as a bad sign for the endlessly struggling internet company, says one top internet analyst. Rumors had been swirling for days that Twitter’s COO, Anthony Noto, was talking with fintech startup Social Finance (aka SoFi) to become its next CEO. And on Tuesday, it happened. Two weeks before Twitter will report its fourth quarter and year-end financials, the news became official. Noto resigned from Twitter effective immediately. He will begin as SoFi’s CEO on March 1. It’s a move that makes sense for Noto in many ways. Noto is an ambitious former Goldman Sachs banker who was widely known to be dreaming of a CEO role. … [Read more...] about ‘I don’t see how anyone could interpret this as a good thing’: The departure of Twitter’s No. 2 exec is going to hurt