Enid Blyton (pictured) gave us the Famous Five and the Secret Seven God help us all, what have the idiotic warriors of wokery been up to now? Such was my immediate thought when I read yesterday's headlines, proclaiming that English Heritage, the blue plaque people, had 'cancelled' Enid Blyton on account of her racism, xenophobia, sexism and homophobia. Like millions of my generation all over the world, I was brought up on the adventures of the Famous Five and the Secret Seven (Malory Towers, Blyton's tales of a girls' boarding school, was too sissy for my taste). To this day, the very cover illustrations of Blyton's books evoke the happiness of my 1950s childhood more vividly than any concrete memories of my life as I actually experienced it. Never mind that we lived in central London for the first ten years of my existence. I was that boy in the shorts, rowing out to the mysterious wreck on Treasure Island. I was there in the cave at Smuggler's Top, eavesdropping on the … [Read more...] about TOM UTLEY: Enid Blyton lit up my childhood. But what’s so wrong with saying she also stoked controversy?
Federal Government backbencher Warren Entsch says many businesses will need financial assistance beyond March when JobKeeper ends, and he is confident more support measures will be announced. Key points: Warren Entsch says many businesses will need ongoing government support "well in excess of March" Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has ruled out again extending JobKeeper Mr Entsch said he was confident the Federal Government would announce more targeted assistance measures in due course Treasurer Josh Frydenberg recently rejected calls to again extend the wage subsidy scheme , which has so far cost more than $77 billion and supported 3.6 million Australians, arguing it was always designed to be temporary. He also pointed to millions of dollars in specific support measures for the travel sector, including a regional tourism fund and cash payments for travel agents. Mr Entsch, the Member for Leichhardt in far north Queensland, said while it made sense not to … [Read more...] about Entsch says he’s ‘absolutely confident’ business will get help after JobKeeper
A 40 per cent fall in Australian house prices is an "extreme but plausible"' scenario, according to a Reserve Bank of Australia discussion paper on household debt. Key points: A Senate inquiry has rejected a proposed law designed to address fears deposits could be 'bailed-in' by failed banks A separate RBA paper has found that major banks are strong, and most household debt is held by those who can afford it But regulators warn high debt is still a risk, and in a more severe recession, further economic stimulus is needed But the paper says "banks appear resilient to a severe downturn" and that most household debt is held by those who can afford it. The paper was released after a Senate committee rejected a proposed One Nation bill designed to address fears savers' deposits could be "bailed-in" by failed banks. In a "bail-in" scenario, the regulator would allow a failing bank to take your deposit and convert it into shares to ensure the bank's survival. The … [Read more...] about Is a 40 per cent fall in house prices ‘plausible’? ‘Yes, but don’t worry,’ says RBA
Synopsis "Economic recovery in terms of estimates and growth is likely to be far better than what is currently being expected." Related Why Neelkanth Mishra turned underweight on metals Why Kunj Bansal is still betting on Maruti and Hero in auto space Going forward, a lot of what happens to our forward price to earnings will depend on what happens to the global markets, says Neelkanth Mishra , Co-Head of Equity Strategy, Asia Pacific and India Equity Strategist, Credit Suisse . Markets based on the experience of the first wave are assuming that the impact of the second wave on the economy is going to be limited and they are playing on the recovery trade. Do you think markets are getting slightly complacent? The economy will be fine. We will have our issues but the growth will surprise. In fact, we are now saying that for FY22, the consensus real GDP growth forecast of about 9-9.5% is perhaps 200 bps lower than it needs to be and increasingly it is … [Read more...] about Recovery going to be far better than estimated, says Neelkanth Mishra of Credit Suisse
Synopsis “We will see the impact of the lockdowns for a quarter or two. Beyond that, demand will come back on track.” Related Can Zee deliver 20-30% returns going forward? Sandip Sabharwal answers Pashupati Advani on why consumer stocks continue to be expensive Bull market in commodities to last another 2-3 years: Dipan Mehta Cautious but not bearish on the market: Prasun Gajri “I believe that we have to be cautious in certain sectors and not go overboard while investing. We are a bit cautious in our consumer facing theme. We believe it is going to be a very choppy run going forward,” says Dinshaw Irani , CIO, Helios India . This market is not giving anyone a reason to complain. It is making money for those who are participating. Do you think the party will continue? Normally, markets are disconnected from reality because we look at the future. Present is not the right indicator for the market. the future trends are. The pandemic has led to … [Read more...] about Will the market party continue? Here’s what Helios India’s Dinshaw Irani has to say
Synopsis Tony Fernandes also called for better government policies to avoid disruptions when travel resumed, and decisions on what would be required to open up borders, including documents needed to travel. AirAsia Group Bhd's chief executive officer said the aviation industry could return to normal next year as international borders gradually reopened, state news agency Bernama reported on Saturday. Tony Fernandes also called for better government policies to avoid disruptions when travel resumed, and decisions on what would be required to open up borders, including documents needed to travel. "I think that will be sorted out by September or October when we allow interstate travel and some international flying," he was quoted saying in a webinar. Read More News on Bernama airasia group bhd AirAsia Tony Fernandes Travel (Catch all the Business News , Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on The Economic Times .) Download The … [Read more...] about AirAsia boss says industry could return to normal next year: Report
Dhanush is all over the news again. All thanks to his recently released film Jagame Thandhiram and the big announcement about his collaboration with Tollywood director Sekhar Kammula. For the unversed, the actor will be teaming up with the Love Story director for a trilingual project tentatively titled Production No 4 . The announcement was made yesterday (June 18) by the makers of the film. Well today, Dhanush took to his social media handle to express his excitement over the film as he tweeted, "Really excited to be working with one of the directors I admire @sekharkammula sir and also elated to join hands with NarayanDasNarang sir and PuskurRamMohanRao sir under @SVCLLP banner for this trilingual. Looking forward to this." Really excited to be working with one of the directors I admire @sekharkammula sir and also elated to join hands with NarayanDasNarang sir and PuskurRamMohanRao sir under @SVCLLP banner for this trilingual. Looking forward … [Read more...] about Dhanush Has THIS To Say On Joining Hands With Sekhar Kammula!
Play video content TMZSports.com Jaguars legend Jimmy Smith says his former squad should NOT have given Colin Kaepernick the same opportunity it gave Tim Tebow ... telling TMZ Sports , "We don't need Colin Kaepernick on our team." Smith says his reasoning is simple ... telling us he has a fear that Kaepernick could "divide our locker room." "We need a guy like Tim Tebow," the ex-Jacksonville wide receiver says, "who's a hometown hero who has love for the city anyway." Tebow story direct from the boss @CoachUrbanMeyer pic.twitter.com/SavUmat5hw — Cris Collinsworth (@CollinsworthPFF) May 11, 2021 @CollinsworthPFF Urban Meyer and his Jags squad have come under heavy criticism this week after it was reported they're going to sign Tebow (who's now a tight end) to a 1-year contract, despite the former Heisman Trophy winner not having played in a regular-season NFL game since 2012. Big names like Eric Dickerson and Dez … [Read more...] about Jimmy Smith Says Kaepernick Could Have Divided Jaguars, ‘We Need A Guy Like Tim Tebow’
Play video content TMZSports.com Kurt Warner says even though it's been nearly 5 years since Colin Kaepernick last threw a pass in the NFL ... he still believes the ex-49ers star deserves a shot at an NFL roster. "I do," the Hall of Famer told TMZ Sports out at LAX on Wednesday. "I think that he should have an opportunity." Kaepernick has not played a down since the 2016 season -- claiming he's been blackballed ever since due to his kneeling demonstrations during the national anthem -- and Warner clearly believes it's time for that layoff to end. "When he got out of the game," Warner said of Colin, "he was as good as a lot of quarterbacks in this league. And, that's the bottom line." Gallery Launch Gallery Getty Of course, the discussion is all coming back to the front and center of NFL talks this week after it was reported that Tim Tebow would be signing a contract with the Jaguars, despite not playing … [Read more...] about Kurt Warner Says Colin Kaepernick Still Deserves Shot At NFL Roster Spot
Urban Meyer says Tim Tebow looked SO good during his recent tryout with the Jaguars, his staff told him the former Heisman Trophy winner "looks like he's 18 years old!!" The new Jacksonville headman revealed the inside info to Cris Collinsworth this week ... saying Tim absolutely blew the doors off of his recent workouts with Meyer's assistants. "He was in the best shape of his life and asked to see if he could work out with a couple of our coaches," Meyer said of Tebow. Tebow story direct from the boss @CoachUrbanMeyer pic.twitter.com/SavUmat5hw — Cris Collinsworth (@CollinsworthPFF) May 11, 2021 @CollinsworthPFF "I wasn't even there. And they came back to me and said, 'Wow, this guy's in incredible shape.'" Meyer says his staff actually worked out Tebow multiple times in recent weeks ... and afterward, each time, they could not stop complimenting the ex-quarterback. "They come in and they said, 'Wow. You know, this guy's ball skills,'" … [Read more...] about Urban Meyer Says Jags Coaches Gushed Over Tebow After Tryout, ‘Looks Like He’s 18!’