Pac-12 expansion: Process moves forward with SMU and San Diego State as top targets


The Pac-12 is inching closer toward remaining a 12-school conference following the departures of USC and UCLA to the Big Ten in the summer of 2024.

The university presidents discussed SMU and San Diego State as expansion candidates during a meeting last week and approved commissioner George Kliavkoff taking the next step in the complicated process of adding membership, according to sources with knowledge of the meeting.

Sources emphasized that the approval was informal in nature — the presidents did not vote to add specific schools — but expansion is viewed as highly likely.

Kliavkoff attended an SMU basketball game on Wednesday night as part of a campus visit, according to the Dallas Morning News.

It is not known if other schools were discussed last week during the Pac-12 presidents’ quarterly meeting, held at Arizona State.

Daily Market Comment – Dollar stable, euphoric stocks turn lower as busy week begins

FX market in a stalemate ahead of crucial central bank decisions

Wall Street takes a step back after bull run, tech earnings loom

Oil ignores military strikes against Iran, awaits OPEC meeting 


FX traders await central bank updates

A massive week lies ahead for investors. Central bank decisions in the United States, Eurozone, and United Kingdom, earnings updates from several Wall Street tech giants, and a heavy dose of economic data releases that include the US employment report all have the capacity to inject volatility into global markets.

US lawsuit against Google could benefit Apple and others

US lawsuit against Google could benefit Apple and others

A landmark lawsuit by the US Justice Department against Alphabet’s Google over its dominance of advertising technology could help rivals and websites that sell ad space, but leaves an uncertain future for the advertisers themselves, experts told Reuters.

The Justice Department’s complaint against Google on Tuesday called for the company to divest Google Ad Manager, a suite of tools including one that lets websites put ad space up for a sale and another that served as an ad marketplace that automatically matched advertisers with those publishers.

India May Get Dedicated Industrial Area In Egypt’s Special Economic Zone

Exuding confidence in India, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said under New Delhi’s presidency, the G20 will be successful in achieving its goal, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement. Egyptian President, who was the chief guest at the Republic Day Parade, held discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and the two countries decided to work together during India’s Presidency and reiterated that the interests and priorities of the Global South be given due attention and focus in key global forums, including the G20.

During his visit from January 24-27, President El-Sisi attended India’s 74th Republic Day parade as the chief guest. He was the first Egyptian premier to have been invited to the Republic Day parade

During the Republic Day Parade, a military contingent of the Egyptian Army marched towards the saluting dais on the Kartavya Path for the first time.

Bicycle Bags Market Expected To Experience Huge Growth By 2029 – citytoday

The market for bicycle bags is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3% during the forecast period. Panniers fit under the bike seat and are usually attached to the rails of the saddle itself. Larger models can carry a few extra items when traveling. There are many options, with bike specific backpacks offering a lot of capacity and stability on the market. Many bike backpacks are lightweight, waterproof, and have a roll-top closure for easy opening. Many backpacks, like the Ortlieb Velocity, also come in multiple color options or in patterned fabrics. On road trips, panniers help carry things like a sleeping bag, spare clothing, and a bivouac sack. The growth of the bicycle bag market is supported by the increasing inclination of people to engage in outdoor leisure activities such as cycling, camping, hiking and others.

Legal Requirements For Au Pairs In The U.S.

Fee Structure Age Requirements Child Care Experience Required Work Hours Compensatory Stipend

If you’re interested in working as an Au Pair in the U.S., you should learn more about the legal requirements involved in the process. So how to become an au pair in the U.S.? Some of the most important requirements include age, experience in child care, and work hours. You’ll also need to consider compensation. This is typically a stipend.

Fee Structure

Many different fee structures are available for Au Pairs in the United States. Some agencies offer a discount, and others charge an upfront placement fee. Other programs provide a payment plan or a special visa.

‘Big move brewing’ for BTC price? Bitcoin may stay flat, hints analyst

Volatility far from guaranteed Bullish Bitcoin takes lacking


Bitcoin (BTC) traders are desperate for fresh BTC price volatility, but opinions are diverging on when it will come.

BTC/USD is currently seeing some of the least volatile conditions in its history, price metrics show.

Volatility far from guaranteed

Since the FTX crisis, Bitcoin has settled into a historically narrow trading range which refuses to budge.

Despite macro triggers, low-volume holiday trading and a yearly candle close, BTC price action has stuck rigidly to a zone focused on $17,000.

This is the least volatile period in the history of the Bitcoin historical volatility index (BVOL), and other data likewise shows that such sideways behavior is extremely rare.

6 Things Your Business Should Outsource in 2023

Internet Security Bookkeeping Marketing Your Business Customer Service Outsource Inventory Management Content Marketing and SEO Increase Productivity

When you run a business to be successful you need to consider how you manage your time. Time management is very important because it can make a difference in how productive you are throughout the day. 

As a small business, it can be easy to think that your company should keep a lot of tasks in-house. However, this is not necessarily the case.