New bank in town: Xinja the latest ‘neobank’ to get its full licence

CBS drops Chiefs-Jaguars broadcast in fourth quarter due to technical difficulties

The power went out in Jacksonville, but Sunday’s game between the Jaguars and the Kansas City Chiefs did not stop — even if television viewers could not see it.

The outage, which was due to a CBS production truck losing power, took place late in the fourth quarter and prevented viewers from seeing the end of the game.

Viewers on television were surprised to see CBS cut from the broadcast. In place of the game broadcast, the feed kicked over to backup programming of the NFL on CBS crew in studio and bounced around to other live games taking place, such as the Titans at the Browns.

“For those of you watching @Chiefs  – @Jaguars we are experiencing technical difficulties,” CBS Sports wrote in a message posted to its verified Twitter account.

For those of you watching @Chiefs – @Jaguars we are experiencing technical difficulties.

It later added in a statement: "“Due to a power outage during the Jacksonville-Kansas City game viewers were switched to the Tennessee-Cleveland game then the Buffalo-N.Y. Jets game. We regret we were unable to return the audience to their scheduled game before power was restored.”

The Chiefs were dominating the game, and went on to win 40-26. Throughout the local broadcast, CBS continued to keep viewers updated as to the progress of the game.

Residents of Brazil's Amazon decry deadly deforestation disaster

In the Amazonian area of Anapu, loggers and cattle farmers are increasingly destroying the rainforest with almost total impunity.

    In the Amazonian area of Anapu, loggers and cattle farmers are increasingly destroying the rainforest with almost total impunity.

    Local prosecutors say there are not enough environmental protection agents to stop them.

    Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman visits a community where a sustainable lifestyle is increasingly under threat.

    Spanish singer-songwriter Camilo Sesto dies at 72 after multiple heart attacks

    MADRID — Spanish singer and songwriter Camilo Sesto, a popular star in the 1970s and 1980s, has died of heart failure. He was 72.

    Sesto’s manager, Eduardo Guervós, confirmed his death to Spanish public broadcaster TVE, saying that the hit singer had died early Sunday in a hospital in Madrid after suffering two heart attacks.

    Sesto, whose real name was Camilo Blanes Cortés, sold more than 100 million records worldwide over his 40-year career. His romantic hits included “Algo de mí,” ”Perdóname,” and “Melina.”

    In 1975 he starred in the Spanish version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

    Spanish singer and songwriter Camilo Sesto has died of heart failure at age 72. (Photo: FERNANDO ALVARADO, EPA-EFE)

    Spain’s caretaker prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, tweeted that “Spain and all of Latin America mourn the loss of Camilo Sesto. His melodies will always be part of our memory.”

    ST Now, News As It Happens – Sept 9, 2019

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    Dozens of dogs killed by mysterious ‘uncontrollable-vomiting’ illness

    • Cute dog poses with woman's dentures after stealing them from under pillow
    • 'Scumbag' youths kick helpless Jack Russell puppy to death

    Japan Q2 GDP revised down to 1.3% annualised growth

    TOKYO, Sept 9(Reuters) – Japan’s economy grew an annualised 1.3% in April-June, less than the initial estimate of a 1.8% expansion, revised data from the Cabinet Office showed Monday.

    The revised figure for gross domestic product matched economists’ median forecast in a Reuters poll.

    On a quarter-on-quarter basis GDP expanded 0.3%, compared with a 0.4% growth in the initial reading and a median forecast of 0.3%.

    For background, please see this POLL

    For the full tables on the Cabinet Office’s website:


    Sharpiegate: The path of the hurricane

    Did Hurricane Dorian hit Alabama? Was it ever supposed to? President Donald Trump said so. And he demonstrated the power of the Sharpie. Apparently using it can make things true that previously weren’t.

    Take a look at our top picks for cartoons about the scandal. Then vote for your favorite in the poll below. 

    Want to look at more editorial cartoons? Visit our cartoons front to see what other artists from Cagle Cartoons have to say about Sharpiegate and other recent events including the end of ammo sales at Walmart, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ run for president and the U.S. female soccer team’s recent win. 

    After you vote for your favorite cartoonists below, don’t forget to take a look at more. 

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    New bank in town: Xinja the latest ‘neobank’ to get its full licence

    Xinja is the latest "neobank" to be given a full banking licence, as start-up lenders jostle to try to disrupt the big four.

    In a key milestone that allows the bank to take deposits from the public, it has been granted an unrestricted licence from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

    Xinja CEO Eric Wilson.

    Co-founder of the bank, Eric Wilson, on Monday said it was launching transaction accounts, and would soon offer savings accounts, with loans to come in the first quarter of 2020.

    Xinja is a mobile only bank that has been distributing pre-paid cards in the market since 2018.

    "We are 100 per cent digital; we want people to have a real alternative to the incumbent banks, to have real choice to be able to bank with a bank that really looks after them,” said Mr Wilson, who used to work for the National Australia Bank.

    More to come