Any such move would likely be watched closely by both cable companies and consumers in the U.S., where TV executives have long said that unbundling would actually make TV more expensive for consumers. Story posted at: reuters.com Google+ Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer . Morningstar: 2013 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM 2013 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc.
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Cancel 9,000+ Chinese are now learning French. Why? An instructor teaches a French course in a classroom of Bonjoyr Language Academy, an organization that promotes French language in Beijing, China. Similar classes are being taught for $200 an hour all over China. Why the sudden interest in French. Are they all planning to visit the Eiffel Tower and taste exquisite French bakery this year? NOT! Montreal is the real destination. Thousands of people in China are trying to write their own ticket out of the country in French. Quebecs clarion call Chinese desperate to emigrate have discovered a backdoor into Canada that involves applying for entry into the countrys francophone province of Quebec as long as they have a good working knowledge of the local lingo. So, while learning French as an additional language is losing ground in many parts of the world even as Mandarin classes proliferate because of Chinas rise on the international stage many Chinese are busy learning how to say, Bonjour, je mappelle Zhang. “Ying” said the French class she takes in the port city of Tianjin near Beijing even includes primers on Quebecs history and its geography, including the names of suburbs around its biggest city, Montreal. My French class is a lot of fun, the 25-year-old said. So far, I can say My name is … I come from … I live at and, getting straight to the business of settling down in the province: I would like to rent a medium-sized, one-bedroom flat. Despite Chinas growing prosperity and clout, more and more of its citizens are rushing to the exits, eager to provide better education prospects for their children and escape from their countrys long-standing problems, including hazardous pollution and contaminated food. Canada joins the United States and Australia among the most favoured destinations. But many governments are making it harder to emigrate by imposing new quotas, cutting the professions sought under skilled-worker programs and raising the amount of financial commitment needed for the exemptions granted to big-time investors.
Canada wants to force cable companies to unbundle TV
Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. THE GLOBE AND MAIL * Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is pledging to put out more robo-calls like one he made on Friday criticizing a councillor for voting against his Scarborough subway plan. Councillors, meanwhile, accused Ford of using “bullying” tactics and called for him to be dealt with by the city’s integrity commissioner. () * Canada’s housing market is back on a roll, a finding that should be evident in the September sales data that the Canadian Real Estate Association will release on Tuesday. The slump that began in the summer of 2012 came to an end this past summer, with sales topping economists’ forecasts, and the market showing a surprising amount of momentum. () Reports in the business section: * Discount behemoth Wal-Mart Canada Corp has quietly started to sell food online, ranging from Halloween candy to gluten-free organic cereals and prepared Thai dishes. Its initiative sets the stage for an even more intense battle with grocery rivals in an already cutthroat field. () * An Ontario government order holding directors and officers of defunct Northstar Aerospace Inc personally responsible for a C$15 million ($14.4 million) cleanup of a polluted parcel of company land is sending a chill through the country’s community of corporate directors. () NATIONAL POST * The federal government will unveil plans this week to force cable and satellite TV providers to offer consumers so-called pick-and-pay services. Consumers are frustrated over being forced to buy large bundles of channels they don’t want when they sign up for satellite and cable TV services, says Industry Minister James Moore. () FINANCIAL POST
Canada vs. Australia | International Friendly Match Preview
Floro, however, doesn’t expect that the turmoil around the Australian camp will change his team’s approach to Tuesday’s match. “For us, it doesn’t matter because we plan to play thinking of our system, our plan,” he told reporters in a conference call on Monday. That plan won’t include Atiba Hutchinson , who came into camp with a minor hamstring injury and has since returned to his club in Turkey. HISTORY Canada and Australia last met in 1993, when they contested the CONCACAF/OFC intercontinental playoff in World Cup qualifying. Canada won the first leg, played in Edmonton, by a score of 2-1. The second leg, played in Sydney, also ended 2-1. . AUSTRALIA TEAM OUTLOOK The Socceroos already have their ticket booked for Brazil 2014, having qualified back on June 18 with a 1-0 win over Iraq but have stumbled badly since then. They lost twice and drew 0-0 with South Korea at Julys East Asian Cup, before being thrashed 6-0 by Brazil in a September friendly and then 6-0 by France on Saturday. The Australian roster features a number of familiar faces, including Tim Cahill (and his New York Red Bulls teammate David Carney ) and former West Ham and Everton man Lucas Neill. But the side doesnt include a number of other Aussie veterans, including Schwarzer (109 caps) and Brett Emerton (95 caps).