Top London Banker’s Effort To Clear Name Nears End

Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said the shortage of data would tend to make me somewhat more cautious about reducing the pace of bond purchases. Gold is set for the first annual drop in 13 years as some investors lost faith in the metal as a store of value. Holdings in gold-backed exchange-traded products slid 27 percent this year on speculation the Federal Reserve will slow debt purchases. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg Sept. 18-19 expect the first step in cutting bond buying in December. There is a complete lack of interest as of late in the precious metals market, David Govett, head of precious metals at Marex Spectron Group in London, wrote today in a report. If there is no resolution over the weekend then the market should remain supported and find some buying next week. If there is a resolution, then look for a drop. Gold Price Gold for immediate delivery added 0.1 percent to $1,318.41 an ounce by 9:29 a.m. in London . Prices lost as much as 0.1 percent after gaining 0.5 percent. Bullion for December delivery was little changed at $1,318 an ounce on the Comex in New York . Futures trading volume was 57 percent below the average for the past 100 days for this time of day, data compiled by Bloomberg showed.

Gold Swings in London as Investors Weigh U.S. Shutdown, Debt

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Roman skulls unearthed deep beneath London

A Roman bull plaque. Ten thousand accessioned finds have been discovered at the site. This is the largest assemblage of small finds to have ever been recovered on a single excavation in London.

Ten thousand accessioned finds have been discovered at the site. This is the largest assemblage of small finds to have ever been recovered on a single excavation in London. A Roman copper-alloy brooch. A Roman iron knife. A mystery leather item. This site has supplied the largest quantity of Roman leather to have ever been unearthed in London. Roman copper-alloy plate brooch with blue enameling. An inked Roman letter. Over 100 fragments of Roman writing tablets have been unearthed, including an affectionate letter. A ceramic oil lamp depicting a stag. Approximately 700 boxes of pottery fragments will be analyzed by MOLA — Museum of London Archaeology — specialists. Complete Roman ceramic beaker. Roman leather carbatina (a shoe.) Roman fist and phallus. The largest assemblage of fist and phallus good luck charms from one site was discovered. A bone sword handle.

Football Thursday: Can ‘Madden’ video game do more to help NFL in London than the Jaguars?

The Jags made their presence felt in London, even before their Oct. 27 game scheduled at Wembley Stadium. (Y Sports) The NFL has been serious for some time about moving a team to London. Too many hints have been dropped and arrangements made. An annual one-game experiment has been moved to two games this year and will likely grow to three next fall. After that the only way to continue growing is to move an existing team across the Atlantic. “If that’s going to happen it’s going to happen in the next 10 years, it could be sooner,” Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II, a member of the league’s international committee said last week. His words echoed those recently uttered by another owner who said London will have a franchise “in our lifetime.” To many in London, the obvious choice is the Jaguars, who have committed to playing home games the next four years at Wembley and owner Shahid Khan told British reporters upon buying the soccer team Fulham last summer that the Jags are “the home team for London.” And that discourages many of the league’s British fans who have flocked to sell out the seven games the NFL has played at Wembley since 2007. Because they see failure in the Jaguars. They see an organization without a plan and they fear the Jaguars will be a flop. “A lot of fans don’t want to see a team here, since if it doesn’t work, the NFL will say, ‘Do we really want to be here?'” said Gerard Gillen, a student in London who spent his childhood in Ireland mocked by his fellow students for his devotion to the NFL. Or as Samuel said: “They’re going to come and get their cheap Jaguars flags and sit in the stands and they’re going to see the team they’re supposed to root for getting their backsides handed to them.” British fans aren’t like ours. Their sports passions run deep, often from birth. They don’t warm as Americans do to a new team dropped in their town like the Ravens in Baltimore wrapped in the expectation that it will be adored simply because it is theirs. Loyalty is stronger than that in London.

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