Federal Reserve made the first move in October when it started allowing a portion of bonds on its US$4.5 trillion balance sheet to mature without replacing them. The European Central Bank is still buying government and corporate bonds, though it recently delineated a plan for tapering off those purchases starting in January. China policy makers are expected to tamp down on credit growth next year, as President Xi Jinping focuses on defusing financial risks.
Mind you, fashion hasn’t turned formal and stuffy. It’s just the opposite. There remains a love for the avant garde, for youth culture, for the esoteric and the confounding. This is a win win situation for both Pacific Pro Football and Adidas. The league gets a sponsor that has a strong brand name in sports apparel. Adidas gets to wade further into the football market.
Been a lot of interest in the property for a while but the mall has definitely put us on the map, he said. Already completed roads and three big roundabouts and are now doing landscaping. It going to look a lot different in six months. If I could sum up what I saw during our 12 days there, I would say that Portland seems optimistic, friendly, informal, supportive of unconventional behavior, livable, socially and environmentally conscious, with a shallow, second rate newspaper and a bland downtown that has too many parking lots, and too few people on its streets. But I write as someone who is inspired by and passionate about intense, dense dramatic cities that have a European flavor. Portland is lovely for what it is, but it makes no pretense at being a smaller version of either New York or Paris..
Earlier Sunday, islanders stocked up on food, water and supplies, set up shelters and tied down boats in harbors across the northern Caribbean as Earl blew toward the region. Bird International Airport closed, and regional airlines LIAT and Winair suspended flights. Cruise ships diverted to other ports in the Caribbean and Mexico to avoid the storm’s path..
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“It was silent,” Mr. Bell recounted. “Dead silent. True improv was born during the Depression in the slums of Chicago, where a woman named Viola Spolin used what she called theater games to help immigrant children assimilate.WorkshopsHer son Paul Sills and two friends appropriated the games and turned them into a comic art at The Second City, a theater they opened in an old Chinese laundry in 1959, aiming their split second satire at Eisenhower, suburbia, and fallout shelters, according to The Second City Unscripted: Revolution and Revelation at the World Famous Comedy Theater, by Mike Thomas. A year after the founding of the theater, The Second City started a workshop for training its actors. In 1985, it started training anyone willing to pay tuition.One of the first people to use improv to loosen up corporations was Gary Hirsch, a Portland, Oregon, artist who plies his craft on local stages.