Governor Philip Lowe (left), who is paid $1,076,029 a year, is far from the only interest rate decision maker on a seven-figure salary, as average borrowers with a $600,000 mortgage face a $1,060 surge in their monthly mortgage repayments by November compared with May

One-time Coca-Cola Amatil CEO Alison Watkins was appointed to the RBA board in December 2020 for a five-year term when she was still earning $2,178,652 a year as the head of the soft-drink bottling company.

Garrett is coming off his first career start against Pittsburgh.

He did not get a decision in the Marlins’ 3-2 win July 14, but he set a career high with 11 strikeouts over six scoreless innings, with two hits and two walks.

Sitting second on the ladder at 12-5, the Cowboys could potentially burn off the chasing foe in the race for a home qualifying final across the next three games as they face the Tigers (16th), St George Illawarra (11th) and Canterbury (14th).

Among the quartet of champion Maroons is Tom Dearden, who in steering his state to a famous game three win looked more like a veteran leader than a 21-year-old emerging halfback who’s yet to even appear in the NRL post-season.

Australian mortgage holders are suffering through the most severe interest rate hikes in a generation because of the decisions by multi-millionaires on the Reserve Bank board who earn eye-watering salaries. 

“We’re pretty hopeful we can go deep into the finals so, but given how tight all the spots are on the top eight, it’s pretty crucial in this part of the season to be getting two points, separating ourselves from a bit of a cluster where anyone can finish as high as second.”

The leap second change triggered a massive Reddit outage in 2012, as well as related problems at Mozilla, LinkedIn, Yelp and airline booking service Amadeus. In 2017, a leap second glitch at Cloudflare knocked a fraction of the network infrastructure company’s customers’ servers offline. Cloudflare’s software, comparing two clocks, calculated that time had gone backward but couldn’t properly handle that result.

Nine in 10 low income households say they are worried about their finances and with the the cost of essential bills such as food and energy rising, some say they may be forced to ditch the internet connection to save money.

The temporal tweak causes more problems — like internet outages — than benefits, they say. And dealing with leap seconds ultimately is futile, the group argues, since the Earth’s rotational speed hasn’t actually changed much historically.

Earlier this summer, Greggs Foundation signed up to the National Databank, and Virgin Media O2 announced it had re-homed 10,000 smartphones to people who need them via its Community Calling initiative with environmental charity, Hubbub. 

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While Lutz Schüler, chief executive of Virgin Media O2, facts added: ‘We know how important it is for people most affected by the rise in the cost of living to have access to free mobile data so they can get online and stay in touch with loved ones, and access essential services, from virtual medical appointments, to job interviews and training.

‘But in the second-half, when Sarina made that change of putting three at the back, which we’ve seen before in the Arnold Clark Cup against Germany, and that added an extra dimension of chaos in the Spain back line.

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To ease the problems with computer clocks that don’t like 61-second minutes, Google pioneered the idea of the “leap smear” that makes the leap second’s changes in many tiny steps over the course of a day.

The tech giants and two key agencies agree that it’s time to ditch the leap second. Those are the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its French equivalent, the Bureau International de Poids et Mesures (BIPM).

Computers are really good at counting. But humans introduce irregularities like leap seconds that can throw a wrench in the works. One of the most infamous was the Y2K bug, when human-authored databases recorded only the last two digits of the year and messed up math when 1999 became 2000. A related problem is coming in 2038 when a 32-bit number that some computers use to count the seconds from Jan. 1, 1970, is no longer large enough.

Kay said the process for getting set up with the charity was simple: ‘Everyone at the centre was incredibly kind and helpful, and even came to our house to walk us through the process of getting set up. 

Since 1972, the world’s timekeeping authorities have added a leap second 27 times to the global clock known as the International Atomic Time (TAI). Instead of 23:59:59 changing to 0:0:0 at midnight, an extra 23:59:60 is tucked in. That causes a lot of indigestion for computers, which rely on a network of precise timekeeping servers to schedule events and to record the exact sequence of activities like adding data to a database.

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