Tune In: Fed Chair Jerome Powell Discusses Interest Rate Policy and Economic Outlook
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Tune In: Fed Chair Jerome Powell Discusses Interest Rate Policy and Economic Outlook

Related media - Breaking news Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will speak at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., on Monday, providing insights into the central bank's interest rate policy and the broader economic landscape. Powell will engage in a discussion with David Rubenstein, president of the Economic Club and co-founder of The Carlyle Group. The move marks Powell’s first public comments since Thursday’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) report, which showed monthly prices for June falling. During his two-day testimony on Capitol Hill last week, Powell said the Federal Reserve now sees the risks of rising inflation and a slowing economy as more balanced. He also said the central bank does not need to wait for inflation to hit its 2% target before considering rate cuts. The Fed...
Alphabet Hits Revenue Goals But Fails to Match YouTube Ad Revenue
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Alphabet Hits Revenue Goals But Fails to Match YouTube Ad Revenue

More news - Recent news Google parent company Alphabet reported its second-quarter results after the market closed on Tuesday, meeting analysts’ expectations for revenue and profit but falling short on YouTube advertising revenue. Following the announcement, Alphabet shares rose about 1% in after-hours trading. Here's how the company performed against analyst estimates reviewed by LSEG: Earnings: $1.89 per share vs. $1.84 per share expectedRevenue: $84.74 billion vs. $84.19 billion expectedAdditional key figures tracked by Wall Street: YouTube Ad Revenue: $8.66 Billion vs. $8.93 Billion, According to StreetAccountGoogle Cloud Revenue: $10.35 Billion vs. $10.20 Billion, StreetAccountTraffic Acquisition Cost (TAC): $13.39 billion vs. $13.54 billion according to StreetAccountAlphabet’s ...
The five-year impact of the new free kick rule in football
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The five-year impact of the new free kick rule in football

Related media - Recent news In the fall of 2017, free kicks began to be considered a real offensive tool. After his purchase from Benfica, it quickly became clear that Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson possessed a left leg more akin to a catapult than a human limb, capable of launching the ball 80 metres over the opposition defence to create a goal-scoring opportunity. Teams were baffled by this tactic, as they had never seen it before. City's entire attacking trio positioned themselves 20 metres beyond the opposition's goal line, confident that they could not be offside from a goal kick. @SamLee (@SamLee)"This set-up of City's free kick is brilliant. The players are spread out all over the pitch; the opposition have no idea whether the pass will be short, into the big hole...
Flag Football’s Olympic Debut: A Turning Point
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Flag Football’s Olympic Debut: A Turning Point

Related media - Recent news The inclusion of flag football in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics is set to revolutionize the sport. This historic decision marks a significant milestone, propelling flag football onto the world stage and inspiring a new generation of athletes. By introducing flag football to the Olympic platform, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognizes the growing popularity of the sport and its ability to capture the attention of audiences around the world. The non-contact nature of flag football makes it accessible to a wider demographic, particularly women and young athletes, fostering greater inclusivity and participation. The Olympics will act as a catalyst for further growth and development of flag football on an international scale. With t...
From Underdog to Superstar: Scheffler Faces Unexpected Fame
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From Underdog to Superstar: Scheffler Faces Unexpected Fame

Related media - Breaking news Scottie Scheffler’s rise to the pinnacle of golf has been nothing short of meteoric. Once considered a talented but unremarkable player, the American has become a global sensation in 2024. This newfound fame, however, presents a unique challenge for a man who previously held his privacy in high regard. Scheffler’s journey began with a dominant win at the Masters in 2022, cementing his place as a world-class golfer. However, his celebrity status remained relatively understated. Fast forward to 2024, and a series of events catapulted him into the spotlight. A series of major victories, including a second Masters victory, cemented his dominance. But it was a bizarre arrest in Louisville that truly propelled him into the pop culture stratosphere. Fa...
Brunson’s Loyalty Rewrites Knicks’ Future: A Win for Championship Aspirations
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Brunson’s Loyalty Rewrites Knicks’ Future: A Win for Championship Aspirations

More news - Latest news Jalen Brunson defied convention this summer. While most players chase the biggest paycheck, Brunson prioritized winning in New York. The Knicks, eager to retain their rising star, offered a significant contract extension. But the really historic part? Brunson left a whopping $113 million on the table by opting into this deal a year early. The unprecedented move speaks volumes about Brunson’s dedication. He’s not just playing in New York, he’s invested in the team’s championship aspirations. That commitment goes beyond finances: He prioritizes building chemistry with teammates like Josh Hart and playing under Coach Thibodeau. Brunson’s decision is a gamble, but a calculated one. The new contract structure allows the Knicks to remain flexible unde...
Parkinson’s expert makes frequent visits to the White House for eight months
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Parkinson’s expert makes frequent visits to the White House for eight months

Related media - Breaking news According to official visitor logs, a Parkinson’s disease expert from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center visited the White House eight times over an eight-month period from last summer to last spring, and met at least once with President Biden’s doctor. The expert, Dr. Kevin Cannard, is a neurologist specializing in movement disorders who recently published a paper on Parkinson’s. The logs, released by the White House, document visits from July 2023 to March of this year. More recent visits, if any, would not be disclosed until later, according to the White House’s voluntary disclosure policy. It is unclear whether Dr. Cannard was in the White House specifically to consult with the president or for unrelated meetings. Dr. Cannard’s LinkedIn pag...
McIlroy reflects on US Open disappointment, vows to learn and move forward
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McIlroy reflects on US Open disappointment, vows to learn and move forward

More news - Recent news Rory McIlroy is using introspection and a change of scenery to process his heartbreaking U.S. Open finish. After missing putts on the final holes at Pinehurst, McIlroy took solitary walks through the busy streets of New York City. The walks served as a way to mentally unplug and gain perspective on the challenging tournament. A familiar pattern of frustration McIlroy described feeling like his "old self" for much of the final round, the version that was seeking major championship glory. He controlled the pace early, building a two-shot lead over Bryson DeChambeau entering the 15th hole. However, a bogey on the 15th hole, followed by a missed short putt on the 16th, destroyed his momentum. McIlroy acknowledged a sense of unease creeping in as he waited...
Apple Vision Pro review: First-gen headset falls short
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Apple Vision Pro review: First-gen headset falls short

More news - Breaking news Seventeen years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, a revolutionary device that combined an iPod, a telephone, and an Internet browser in one. At $500, it was expensive, but its innovation justified the cost, despite some initial flaws. Fast forward to today, and my experience with Apple’s new $3,500 Vision Pro headset has been less than stellar. This ski-goggle-style virtual reality headset aims to merge the physical and digital worlds. Apple bills it as a “space computer” designed for work, entertainment, and play. Without an advance review unit from Apple, I purchased the Vision Pro myself. With essential add-ons like a $200 case, $180 AirPods, and $150 prescription lens inserts, the cost quickly adds up. After using it for five days, I’m still not sol...
The Santa Fe Handbike Tour
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The Santa Fe Handbike Tour

Related media - Latest news The nervous energy was palpable as hundreds of cyclists, dressed in colorful Lycra suits, awaited the start of the 50-mile ride known as Medio Siglo from the Santa Fe Railyard, a hub of art galleries, restaurants, and a farmers market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Finally, we began pedaling through town with eight motorcycle cops clearing the road and guarding intersections. We passed the Roundhouse, where the New Mexico Legislature meets. We passed Museum Hill, home to four museums exploring the Native American Southwest, the Spanish colonial past, and more. After about twelve miles, Santa Fe was behind us and we were on our own, rolling through rolling ranchland. It was the second day of a two-day cycling event that each spring draws more than 1,500 participa...