“The next year or two is really going to be very important in determining the next 10 to 20 years of the band. Once they set the precedent -- 'You're not allowed to do X,' it's nearly impossible to change it back. It works in a positive direction, too, once we establish this is the way we enter the stadium, this is the cool stuff we do on game day, this is what we do in the shack.”
“What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year.”
“Price dynamics in gold next year will continue to be largely determined by speculative interest, backed by a myriad of justifications like inflationary risks, energy-price led economic slowdown, expectations of a US dollar correction, soaring physical demand, supply-side constraints, hopes of large scale central bank buying and so on.”
“Markets are more confident that the central banks and G7 governments are determined to underwrite a recovery for next year. As the shockwaves of last month's events subside markets are backing that with a bit more confidence.”
“We are recommending that the city determine a rate to which we can compare our projected assessment for next year. The important point to emphasize is that we are seeking rate identification, not a decision on what to do (i.e. in house or contract out) yet.”