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China stocks fall ahead of holiday; HK flat on US rate uncertainty

By Reuters1

Published: 04:50 GMT, 14 September 2016 | Updated: 04:50 GMT, 14 September 2016

SHANGHAI, Sept 14 (Reuters) – China stocks fell modestly in thin trading on Wednesday, with many traders already heading out of the office ahead of a long Discount Holidays © holiday weekend. Hong Kong stocks were little changed as traders refused to make big directional bets ahead of next week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.5 percent to 3,243.37 points by the lunch break, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.6 percent to 3,005.80 points.

China’s upbeat August economic data released on Tuesday, which showed both factory output and retail sales grew faster than expected, has failed to inject vigour into the market during the shortened trading week.

“Trading is typically light ahead of holidays,” Chang Chengwei, analyst at brokerage Hengtai Futures said, noting that the mid-Autumn Festival on Thursday and Friday will soon be followed by China’s National Day Discount Holidays © holiday which starts on Oct.

1, curbing risk appetite.

“August data failed to excite the market because many believe the recovery was the result of government stimulus, and is not sustainable.”

Most sectors fell in China, with transportation and raw material stocks leading the decline. Hong Kong stocks were little changed, with overnight losses on Wall Street dampening sentiment. The city’s financial markets will be open on Thursday but will be closed on Friday.

The Hang Seng index edged up 0.1 percent to 23,234.38 points, while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index dipped 0.1 percent to 9,560.41. All eyes are on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Sept.

20-21 as traders anxiously wait for clues on whether the Fed will raise interest rates soon. Few traders expect a rate hike next week and markets are pricing in only a roughly 50-50 chance of one in December.

(Reporting by Samuel Shen and John Ruwitch; Editing by Kim Coghill)

References

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Does your hotel clean the sheets?

Investigation reveals the New York establishments that don’t wash their bedding …

A shocking investigation has revealed how some hotels do not clean their sheets between guests.

Inside Edition1 stayed in nine upmarket hotels in New York and allegedly found three hadn’t changed or washed their bedding before new customers arrived. At a Marriott Residence Inn in Manhattan, they sprayed a message using invisible paint, that easily comes off in the laundry, on the bottom sheet of the bed. The words which can only be seen under a UV light read: ‘I slept here.’

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Surveillance footage shows 49ers tight end Bruce Miller bloodied and in drunken stupor

Surveillance footage has emerged showing showing former San Francisco 49er Bruce Miller stumbling from a drunken fight that had him kicked off the team at the weekend. Police said the tight end went to the Fisherman’s Wharf Marriott on Columbus Avenue about 2:45 a.m. and tried to get a room, but when he was told there were none available he knocked on a random room. Inside the room was an elderly couple and their 29-year-old son, who told Miller he was in the wrong room. However Miller then allegedly attacked the man.

CCTV footage taken from the hotel across the street, where Miller stumbled following the fight, show the 248-pound bleeding from the head and vomiting, wearing jogging pants and a tank top.

Surveillance Footage Shows 49ers Tight End Bruce Miller Bloodied And In Drunken Stupor

Drunk and bloodied: CCTV has emerged showing showing former San Francisco 49er Bruce Miller stumbling from a drunken fight that had him kicked off the team at the weekend

Surveillance Footage Shows 49ers Tight End Bruce Miller Bloodied And In Drunken Stupor Surveillance Footage Shows 49ers Tight End Bruce Miller Bloodied And In Drunken Stupor

The surveillance footage was taken at a hotel across the street from where the attack occurred. Miller is seen bleeding from a head wound and stumbling around drunkenly

Surveillance Footage Shows 49ers Tight End Bruce Miller Bloodied And In Drunken Stupor

According to staff at the Travelodge hotel, Miller was slumped over vomiting before police found him

Surveillance Footage Shows 49ers Tight End Bruce Miller Bloodied And In Drunken Stupor

Arrest: The CCTV also shows Miller being taken into custody. He was charged with elder abuse, assault, battery and threats

Officials say that after Miller hit the 29-year-old man in the room, the victim’s 70-year-old father came to his aid, but was also attacked by Miller. Both the son and father were sent to a hospital for their injuries.

Police were called to the Marriott but Miller had left by the time they had arrived. According to the owner of the hotel across the street, Miller walked around aimlessly.

‘He went back there, and he was trying to throw up over there,’ the owner told KRON41.

‘He couldn’t, and he came outside this way, and he sat down here and he started vomiting over here.’

Surveillance Footage Shows 49ers Tight End Bruce Miller Bloodied And In Drunken Stupor Surveillance Footage Shows 49ers Tight End Bruce Miller Bloodied And In Drunken Stupor

Football player Bruce Miller was arrested early Monday after he allegedly punched a 70-year-old hotel guest and his son. He is pictured left in a June 2015 mug shot from a domestic dispute

Surveillance Footage Shows 49ers Tight End Bruce Miller Bloodied And In Drunken Stupor

The 49ers tight end reportedly attacked the two men at a Marriott Hotel in San Francisco, California, on Monday after he randomly knocked on their door

Surveillance Footage Shows 49ers Tight End Bruce Miller Bloodied And In Drunken Stupor

The 49ers acknowledged ‘the media report regarding Bruce Miller’ before issuing a tweet announcing his release

The responding officers then found him at the Travelodge hotel across the street and arrested Miller, who was highly intoxicated.

He was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, elder abuse, threats, and battery. He was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Miller was booked into San Francisco County Jail, however was released on Monday after posting $78,000 bail.

However, even before he was released, the San Francisco 49ers announced they were cutting ties with the five-year veteran. Miller had spent Sunday with friends at the Palm House restaurant, where he posted a photo to his Instagram with the caption: ‘Sunday’s are for the boys.’

Surveillance Footage Shows 49ers Tight End Bruce Miller Bloodied And In Drunken Stupor

Mille posted this photo of himself and two friends at the Palm House restaurant on his Instagram on Sunday afternoon, hours before his arrest

Miller was told the hotel was full when he tried to check into the hotel at Fisherman’s Wharf on Sunday night. He returned hours later and knocked on the wrong door, allegedly attacking a father and son who were staying inside, according to sources cited by KTVU.

The 70-year-old was punched in the face and broke several bones after he tried to help his son, the news station reported. They were both hospitalized.

Surveillance Footage Shows 49ers Tight End Bruce Miller Bloodied And In Drunken Stupor

In 2015, Miller (pictured center) underwent a court-mandated course on domestic violence after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor disturbing the peace

He was arrested and charged with elder abuse, battery, assault, and making criminal threats, according to ABC. The 49ers acknowledged ‘the media report regarding Bruce Miller’ before issuing a tweet that announced his release.

In 2015, Miller underwent a court-mandated course on domestic violence after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor disturbing the peace. He was accused of shoving his then-fiancee during an argument. Miller was a seventh-round draft pick for the 49ers in 2011.

References

  1. ^ KRON4 (kron4.com)

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