Three Games Could Be Coming To London In 2014
London bullion body could charge more or disband gold rates
Political Pledges With rising prices across the U.K. putting home ownership beyond the reach of young Britons, political parties are pledging to ease planning curbs and build more homes. The opposition Labour Party said this week it would allow local authorities to charge developers that dont build on land that has received building approval. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has been promoting home ownership by assisting buyers and making mortgages easier to obtain as he seeks to revive the U.K. economy. Despite those efforts, approvals to build new homes in London fell about 15 percent in the first half from a year earlier, according to data compiled by researcher Glenigan for the Home Builders Federation. Wider Margins Homebuilders were the main beneficiaries of the fall in land prices that followed the financial crisis as they boosted profit margins by developing plots acquired at a discount. Development land values for the country overall are 50 percent below their 2007 peak, Savills said. In London, land prices now exceed the previous high, according to the broker. The 87 percent jump since their trough in 2009 compares with an increase of more than 60 percent for London luxury homes and a 43 percent gain for all residences in the city, Knight Frank estimates. British Land Co. bought a site in Londons Mayfair district to develop luxury apartments last year, using the proceeds from a 400 million-pound ($640 million) bond issue . The convertible debt, which matures in 2017, has a 1.5 percent coupon. The Bank of England last expanded its stimulus program known as quantitative easing in July last year and investors are betting policy makers will raise the 0.5 percent benchmark interest rates as early as 2015 as the recovery gathers strength. In the U.S., the Federal Reserve will take the first step to reducing $85 billion in monthly bond purchases in December, according to 59 percent of 41 economists in a Sept.
PC Paul Hyland a Metropolitan Police super-recognizer poses for photographs beside computer screens at the force’s New Scotland Yard headquarters in London on Sept. 18, 2013./ AP London police officers at Scotland Yard have reportedly been getting helped by a new breed of police-officers with special skills: “super-recognizers.” The Associated Press reported Friday that since 2011, about 200 London police officers have been recruited into an elite squad of super-recognizers that search crime surveillance photos in the hopes of identifying suspects based on perps they’d seen before. Super recognizers were responsible for nearly 30 percent of the 4,000 people who were arrested following the 2011 London riots , according to the report. “When we have an image of an unidentified criminal, I know exactly who to ask instead of sending it out to everyone and getting a bunch of false leads,” Mick Neville, Detective Chief Inspector at Scotland Yard who created the unit, told the AP. Just what exactly makes someone a super-recognizer? Richard Russell, an assistant professor of psychology at Gettysburg College in Pa., led a 2009 study that coined the phrase “super-recognizers.” He theorizes people with this superior facial recognition ability are on the other end of a spectrum from people who suffer from another condition called “face-blindness,” or prosopagnosia. In face-blindness, people have an inability to recognize familiar faces, even of celebrities and people they know well. Russell told CBSNews.com he does not believe super-recognizers are doing anything dramatically different than average people when they look at someone to recognize a familiar face. He thinks they don’t hone in on someone’s eyes or a specific feature to recognize someone better than a typical individual would, he said. “We don’t really know whether they are doing something qualitatively different than other people. I assume they are not,” said Russell. “It might be a quantitative difference — still using the same kind of processes, but maybe they’re better.” One of the goals of facial recognition research is to understand which cues are leading people to identify a face.
London police using 200 super-recognizers: What makes them “super”?
While the Brits do have a passion for the NFL, they still havent quite grasped the games nuances, and the fact of what side to cheer for. They cheered for th vikes because it was labeled a vikes home game,a Nd all of the purple vike flags were given to EVERY fan who entered the stadium. illogicalfallacy310 says: Sep 29, 2013 7:35 PM Im one of the few who support the idea of a London based team. I think itd be good for the NFL to have a team based in the 12th most populated metropolitan area in the world. They speak English, its not like moving a team to Mexico City. London is a wonderful city, it wouldnt be that big of a deal. I think the Jaguars should move there, the Bills to Toronto, and the Raiders to Los Angeles. I personally want the NFL to thrive financially, but thats just my opinion. ihaterogergoodell says: Sep 29, 2013 7:37 PM I know we all hate each others teams, but can we please come together and unanimously agree that ROGER GOODELL IS RUINING THE NFL? bmoreravens1012013 says: Sep 29, 2013 7:37 PM Roger Goodell and his money grabbing owners are greedy and selfish. I cant stand any of them ans most fans agree with me.
Spot the jersey at a London Underground Station (six teams) However, this also works in Londons favor, as the most recent research distributed by the NFL in the UK cited that 50 per cent of UK NFL fans consider themselves fans of the League as much as a team. Of course, any London franchise would pick up new fans and be a second team for the diehards who grew up on a diet of Marino, Rice and Riggins. It was that maturitynot a lack of popularitythat led to NFL Europe leaving London and preseason games ceasing, as fans knew they were getting an inferior product. The youth is engaged in the NFL. The British Universities American Football League is the largest college league in Europe. There is a fair splattering of purple, black and gold in Wembley,but NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood told me that the overwhelming fanbase is British: “We have fans coming from the U.S. and all over Europe, especially Scandinavia, but 85-90 per cent of the crowd is British.” Interview with Alistair Kirkwood – Managing Director at NFL UK Outside the stadium I spoke to Matti Cross, an exiled Brit now living in Denmark, who told me he would come to two matches a season if London had a franchise. Other fans from all four corners of the UK I spoke to had a similar opinion. Naturally, fans would veer towards the more glamorous encounters if they had eight games to pick from. However, the London metropolitan area is the largest in the European Union with a population of 13,614,409, according to Eurostat . With a sensible pricing policy (the NFL offered special discounted prices if you bought tickets for both this years games together), you could envisage half of Wembleys 86,000 seats being taken by season ticketholders if they were priced around 250/$400. The rest would be filled with travelling fans from the U.S.plus farther reaches of the UK and Western Europe. London can be reached from a glut of European cities in under two hours’ flight time and for a return of around $150. Pivotally when the next nearest team is more than 2,500 miles away, there is a natural sell for the sport.
London: A Quarter of the Way to an NFL Franchise
The halt in the gold price upward trajectory could have an impact on the decision that LBMA member banks have on the GOFO services, Gornall said. “If you look at the commodities cycle, it’s whether you believe there is going to be enough business to fund (higher charges to get GOFO data)…I think that’s a relevant question and that’s what I ask them as the LBMA chairman.” (Reporting by Clara Denina; Editing by Marguerita Choy) @yahoofinance on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook Related Content Chart Your most recently viewed tickers will automatically show up here if you type a ticker in the “Enter symbol/company” at the bottom of this module. You need to enable your browser cookies to view your most recent quotes. Search for share prices Terms Quotes are real-time for NASDAQ, NYSE, and NYSEAmex when available. See also delay times for other exchanges . Quotes and other information supplied by independent providers identified on the Yahoo! Finance partner page . Quotes are updated automatically, but will be turned off after 25 minutes of inactivity. Quotes are delayed at least 15 minutes. All information provided “as is” for informational purposes only, not intended for trading purposes or advice. Neither Yahoo! nor any of independent providers is liable for any informational errors, incompleteness, or delays, or for any actions taken in reliance on information contained herein. By accessing the Yahoo! site, you agree not to redistribute the information found therein.