Quantitative easing draws to a close, despite a faltering economy

CENTRAL BANKING can be agonising. The effect of monetary policy on the economy is not immediate, so decisions must be based on expectations for two years’ time. That means putting faith in forecasts that could well turn out to be wrong. Some soul-searching might be expected at the monetary-policy meeting of the European Central Bank […]

President Trump's Game of Thrones Tweet Draws Sharp Rebuke From HBO

More like the cease and desist order is coming. HBO on Friday distanced itself from a Game of Thrones-themed tweet issued earlier in the day by President Trump, telling TVLine in a statement: “We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.” Trump’s GoT-esque “ad” — […]

Sydney star impresses, draws perfectly for Guineas

CAULFIELD Guineas favourite The Autumn Sun “ticked all the boxes” in his first gallop at the track on Tuesday morning and is full steam ahead for Saturday’s $ 2 million Group 1 race, according to master trainer Chris Waller. The star colt, who won the Golden Rose in devastating fashion last start, worked alongside stablemate […]

John Tavares's move draws keen interest from pending free agents

When John Tavares decided to pass on signing an extension with the New York Islanders and test free agency, he became the most interesting man in hockey. NHL stars don't ordinarily get to that point, and it led to Tavares going home to Toronto to sign a $ 77 million US, seven-year contract with the […]

If an algorithm draws lines on a map, is that the same as land surveying?

Enlarge / Vizaline owners Scott Dow and Brent Melton (right), standing in front of a sample Viza-plat property outline. (credit: Chuck Cook) When does drawing a digital line on a satellite map cross an ethereal threshold into the centuries-old practice of licensed land surveying? This is the existential question now before a Mississippi state court. […]

Dogs ‘shocking’ guernsey draws ire

Video Image Goodwin welcomes expectation1:45 AFL: Melbourne Demons coach Simon Goodwin welcomes the expectation on his side to deliver June 1st 2018 a day ago /display/newscorpaustralia.com/Web/NewsNetwork/Sport news and galleries/AFL/ Marcus Bontempelli in the Western Bulldogs guernsey. Herald Sun Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Email a friend THE […]

Police use of Amazon’s face-recognition service draws privacy warnings

Enlarge (credit: Amazon) Amazon is actively courting law-enforcement agencies to use a cloud-based facial-recognition service that can identify people in real time, the American Civil Liberties Union reported Tuesday, citing the documents obtained from two US departments. The service, which Amazon markets under the name Rekognition, can recognize as many as 100 people in a […]