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CNN.com – Bets are off inLas Vegas

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It would be great fun.”

By CNN’s Richard Quest

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) — Think of a game. He wanted a grand on Kerry.

One woman and her husband wanted to bet $100 on Kerry (Last of the big spenders there.) Another man would bet a thousand dollars on Bush. The presidential election is just the big enchilada in this respect.

On everything, that is, except the U.S. Now try to put a bet on it. There’s a fair chance that in Las Vegas someone will give you odds and take your money.

The Web site makes it clear that the odds are being offered for information and entertainment purposes only and that using this information is a violation of federal law.

Welcome to Las Vegas. “Superbowl-type sums would be bet. “You look at any place around the world, whatever country you want to go to and you can bet on almost anything. She offered up three.

Even though the odds mean no-one will make a fortune unless they bet a great deal of money, a quick non-scientific poll on the Las Vegas told me he might be right!

But of course, Las Vegas didn’t get to be the gambling capital of the world without being canny.

It is against the law in Las Vegas (and thereby everywhere else) to bet on the outcome of the race for the White House.

Why? No-one seems entirely certain, but it probably has something to do with it being unseemly to bet on something as important as the White House.

And he is of the view a lot of money would be wagered. But he talked it well and probably could have talked me out of the busfare home.

So for instance, Web sites like Americasline are giving odds out on who will win on November 2.

And they show the two are absolutely equal.

And even though you can’t bet in the city, and no casino is giving you the chance, there are plenty of betting services that are offering up the odds on this years race.

“I think it is absolutely ludicrous. Because what this means is that in places where on-line betting is allowed like the UK, or offshore betting jurisdictions like the Carribean, these odds are being used as a barometer for those who are betting on the outcome.

Frankly I wasn’t sure he had the price of a cujp of coffee. presidential election.. ” He told me. I think we should be allowed to bet on the presidency. Any game. Hundreds of millions of dollars” he says.

Not that will worry those overseas too much. Just don’t bet on who will be president!


Well, he knows a great deal more about the subject than me.

But proving that Las Vegas is the last of the big talking towns — one man said if he had a hundred million dollars he would bet a million on Kerry.

Some members of Congress believe all spread betting is immoral and should be banned. One couple even got into an intra-marital bidding war

China’s yuan firms as central bank keeps pressure on speculators | Reuters

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economic data and sharp falls in oil prices.

“The abnormal stock market volatility has revealed an immature market, inexperienced investors, an imperfect trading system, and inappropriate supervision mechanisms,” Xiao said at an annual meeting. Beijing will release GDP data for 2015 on Tuesday.

On Friday, the yuan had weakened sharply offshore, opening up a gap of more than 1 percent with the steady onshore market.

China’s central bank tightly manages the onshore market by setting a daily target for the yuan, which is allowed to trade within a 2-percentage point band either side.

A senior dealer in Shanghai suggested that the RRR move “will help drain yuan liquidity offshore, and will dampen banks’ interest in conducting offshore yuan business”.

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) said it would start implementing a reserve requirement ratio (RRR) on offshore banks’ domestic deposits, in a move that seemed intended to soak up additional liquidity.

SQUEEZING SPECULATION

The offshore yuan CNH=D3 was trading at 6.5855 per dollar, around 0.1 percent softer than the onshore spot rate.

China’s major share indexes have lost 16-18 percent so far in 2016, taking them back to around the levels plumbed in August, when the market slumped more than 40 percent in a summer crash.

Chinese equities had tumbled on Friday, with the Shanghai index closing lower than at any time since December 2014, leaving most investors who put their faith in Beijing’s measures to end last summer’s crash nursing losses.

(Reporting by Pete Sweeney, Samuel Shen and Shanghai and Beijing newsrooms; Writing by Alex Richardson; Editing by Neil Fullick)

The spot market CNY=CFXS opened at 6.5800 per dollar on Monday and was changing hands at 6.5790 by mid-afternoon, 0.08 percent firmer than the previous close. His remarks were published on the CSRC website.

Xiao Gang, head of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), pledged over the weekend to strengthen oversight of the market.

“The market sees that this is a gesture by the PBOC to warn speculators that are betting on a fast depreciation of its currency,” said Zhou Hao, senior emerging markets economist for Asia at Commerzbank AG in Singapore.

Setting an RRR – requiring banks to hold a certain level of currency in reserves – could tighten liquidity leaving less yuan for banks to lend and so making it more expensive for speculators to bet against it.

But sentiment remained fragile, with analysts expecting further turbulence ahead.

A turbulent start to 2016, with currency and stock markets tumbling, has stoked concerns that Beijing’s policymakers are in danger of fumbling as China heads toward its slowest growth in 25 years. The central bank had set a firmer tone by raising the mid-point to 6.5590 CNY=SAEC..

Monday’s move by the PBOC was seen by some as being – at this stage – more of a symbolic warning to banks, aimed at discouraging them from being too active in yuan dealings as part of its broader campaign to deter those betting offshore that the currency will fall.

SHANGHAI China’s yuan rose on Monday as the central bank announced a fresh move to deter offshore speculation in the currency, while stocks rebounded modestly from near levels last seen at the depths of last year’s summer crash.

China’s currency has fallen around 5 percent since August, and while most analysts expect further weakening the authorities have been loath to allow it to depreciate too fast.

After recent jitters about the health of the world’s second-biggest economy, investors took some comfort from data that showed a continuing recovery in the housing market.

Confusion over China’s foreign exchange policy and its commitment to reforms has sparked mayhem in financial markets in recent weeks, as the PBOC allowed the yuan to fall sharply in early January and then moved aggressively to try to steady it.

Ever-contrary, China’s notoriously volatile stock markets opened sharply lower on Monday but reversed course to buck the global trend, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index .SSEC and the CSI300 index .CSI300 of the largest listed companies in Shanghai and Shenzhen both edging up 0.4 percent.

“After experiencing the crashes last year, the sentiment is quite vulnerable and pessimistic now,” said Xiao Shijun, an analyst at Guodu Securities in Beijing.

Global markets have also tumbled in January, with Asian shares sliding on Monday to their lowest levels since 2011 following weak U.S

The Best Way to Escape The Zombie Apocalypse – Buy a Sailboat!

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Being able to distance yourself from the horde of undead is only one reason to plan on using your sailboat to survive the apocalypse.

Shelter

Parts

Well, you have a problem here; as a rule, cruisers don’t carry firearms – something about ending up in 3rd world prisons seems to dissuade most people.  While you can attempt raids on land-based strongholds, this is not generally a good idea as these tend to be guarded by survivalist who shoot first, ask questions later.  Your better bet is to get creative with what you will likely find: flare guns, the occasion spear fishing setup, and lots and lots of little tiny pocketknives.  Consider creating oars that double as weapons by attaching knife blades to them.  Don’t dismiss the value of a good whack with a frying pan, either.

It might not be the most exciting diet, but you’ll be able to eat all the fish you can catch.  With no other people fishing, the sea life will increase rapidly and your chances of actually catching something will improve greatly.

Companionship

The one thing cruisers have in abundance is movies.  Sailing gives you a lot of free time and you can only watch the waves for so long. The downside is that people that live on sailboats tend to be cheap, which means that most of your viewing selections (from your vessel, and salvage from abandoned vessels) will be the bad, bad slasher-type DVDs commonly found in the $1 bin at discount stores.  The ghost-of-the-psychopathic-ice-climber-taking-out-the-teenagers-one-by-one type of movies.  Of course, many zombie DVDs also fall into this category, so perhaps you’ll have access to a lot of training videos.  Bonus!

The wind[1] powers your home, and you don’t need to go ashore to get it.  Your sailboat should be equipped with a spare set of sails and a good sewing machine to keep the boat’s power source in optimum condition.  If you do need to refill the engine now and again, most marinas have a fuel dock with no house nearby for zombies to hide in.  A quick trip in to fuel up, maybe grab some water, and you are off, away from the dangerous shoreline.  Another advantage is that docks are usually clear so you’ll see the zombies coming as soon as their feet hit the wood.

Destination

Small or large, your sailboat will have a place to sleep.  Granted, it may be a little small, or require a gymnastics background to get in to, but it’s there.  Keep your sailing range to the equator and you won’t even need blankets.  More talented sailors will choose to move up and down their chosen coastline to take advantage of the best weather.  It’s always possible that a hurricane has cleaned a coastal area of zombies and you’ll have time to go ashore and stretch your legs before the inland zombies repopulate the area.

If you’ve been able to save some friends along with yourself, you had better really like these people.  Even when you’ve managed to trade your way up to something giant that sails, your living space will still be pretty danged small when compared to the houses you all used to live in.  With enough people, though, you could always do sort of a “Survivor” plan and have secret alliances that choose who will be used as bait, should you miscalculate and run into some serious zombie action.  Maybe seeking out nests of survivors would be a good idea after all.

Ah yes, zombies.  They love the night, hide in unexpected places, and desperately seek to consume your flesh – but they don’t swim.  The most dedicated might, perhaps, walk along the riverbed to get across, but they’re slow; also, I’ve never seen them crossing large bodies of water, like oceans.  As long as you’re in the ocean you could easily pull up anchor to escape once you saw the throng heading into the waves towards your anchored vessel.  Plenty of seaweed is edible, and you can always plan raids on areas that appear to be zombie free.  You’ll have plenty of time to hang out offshore and watch for activity.

Food

Weapons

Entertainment

Fuel

Look for small islands that never had people to start with.  Of course this means they’re either uninhabitable, or wildlife refuges.  Go for the refuge, but watch out for the ranger if you do.  It would totally suck to let down your guard only to find that some randomly infected/affected park ranger is roaming the island hoping for careless sailors.  This is a good place to test the ‘zombie bait’ plan.

Once you find that “clean” island to live on, you’re golden.  All you have to do is wait for all the zombies on the continents to die out and you can head back home.  You might want to give some consideration to the animalistic mentality that will be prevalent among survivors and try to calculate how long it will take for civilization to re-establish itself. Just get the good stuff and the beans.

 

It’s hard to rank these with regard to importance as some are interdependent while others are advantageous, but not critical.  It is also difficult to be sure that all the most common concepts are covered, such as, what if your sailboat is on a lake?  Should you be more worried about survivors swamping your boat trying to escape land or zombies walking along the lake bottom?  Most of the most critical ideas can be modified for lake survival and perhaps adapted to escaping down a river.  If you will be considering a river escape, you’ll want a powerboat, since zombies won’t be inclined to open draw bridges for you.  Get yourself a sailboat once you’ve reached the shore, and apply the following concepts:.  Search any abandoned boats you come across for the rusting cans of beans they all carry.  Give it at least one good growing season so you can trade your fish for some tasty zucchini.

No self respecting zombie would ever choose to live in a boat, so every marina you come across will be filled with abandoned boats just waiting for you to strip them of all the necessary gear.  A few things, like radios, won’t be of much use, unless you believe there are pockets of survivors calling out their locations.  I can’t imagine any of them would be giving you weather reports so unless you’re looking for survivors (and I would highly recommend against that as there always seems to be one or two infected people amongst them) don’t worry about a radio