Hilary Duff and baby LucaJust three short months after having her first baby, former Disney star Hilary Duff stepped out in a bikini with new son Luca, showing off her post-baby body in paparazzi photos. Duff was wearing a flattering black bikini, which showcased her massive weight loss, and large sunglasses while holding baby Luca.
Hilary Duff and mother Susan Duff
Nokia Temporarily Hangs Up On Music Download Service
Nokia, the world's largest cell phone manufacturer, announced it is discontinuing its Ovi Music Unlimited service in several countries.
For all but six out of 27 countries, the Finnish company has ceased the service, which combined free music downloads from a subscription plan with any Nokia phone. The company will still offer services for a 12-month subscription plans in China, India and Indonesia and 6-month plans in Brazil, Turkey and South Africa. Existing customers will not see a disruption in service.
This is part of preparations to deliver new, innovative music experiences as part of Ovi during 2011. This comes in response to customer feedback and promises to deliver better, more locally relevant experiences. However, the new deals and other arrangements necessary for this to happen meant that old ones needed to be ended. We'll release more details on these new services as they are announced, wrote Ian Delaney, the managing editor of the Nokia Conversations blog.
Nokia says it is only shutting down the service temporarily until it can come up with a new strategy. Music will play a part, we just got to figure out how market by market, country by country, Adam Mirabella, Nokia's Ovi Music executive, said in a video on the blog.
The service was launched in 2008 in the U.K. and was called, Comes With Music. It was seen as a possible rival to Apple's iTunes. However, digital rights management software dragged the service down as it didn't allow songs to be played on more than one device.
The markets clearly want a DRM-free music service, a spokesperson said to Reuters.
Nokia did not respond to an inquiry for further comment.
CAD Wholesale Sales (Feb) Actual -0.6%, Expected 1.3%, Previous -4.2%
CAD Wholesale Sales (Jan) Actual -0.6%, Expected 1.3%, Previous -4.2%
Release Explanation: Measures the total value of sales at the wholesale level. “A rising trend has a positive effect on the nation's currency because increased sales at the wholesale level are a good
indication that there is high consumer demand at the retail level”, TheLFB-Forex.com Trade Team said
Trade Desk Thoughts: According to Statistics Canada, wholesale sales declined 0.6% to $41. billion in current dollars in February. Declining sales in the machinery and equipment trade group and the other products sector were major factors contributing to this decrease. In terms of the volume of sales, wholesale sales were flat.
In February, four out of seven sectors, accounting for over two-thirds of total wholesale sales, posted declines. The machinery and electronic equipment sector declined 1.6%, largely as a result of lower sales in the machinery and equipment trade group (-5.2%), which accounts for close to half of the sales in this sector. Within this trade group, declines were observed in industrial as well as in mining, oil and gas well machinery and equipment wholesalers.
Sales in the other products sector fell 4.0% to $5.3 billion in February, offsetting a 4.0% rise in January. The main contributors were declines in all other wholesalers and agricultural chemical and other farm supplies. This was the lowest level in this sector since August 2007. Declines were also seen in the food and beverages sector (-1.0%) and the building materials sector (-0.9%).
The largest increase came in the automotive products sector, which rose 4.0% in February, following a 21.8% decline in January. Sales of motor vehicles increased 9.4%, offsetting some of the losses in January. Sales in motor vehicle parts and accessories fell 7.6% in February, its largest drop since April 2003.
Forex Technical Reaction: The cad (USD/CAD) has moved slightly lower since the release but movement is limited due to the Bank of Canada releasing its interest rate decision at 09:00 EDT. Currently the pair is trading 10 pips higher than the Asian session opening price, just below the 1.2400 level
AUD/USD - Australian Dollar US Dollar, American Session - 21/04/09
- 0,7050 - 0,7080
- 0,6950 - 0,6880
Just three short months after having her first baby, former Disney star Hilary Duff stepped out in a bikini with new son Luca, showing off her post-baby body in paparazzi photos.
Duff, 24, and three-month old Luca were snapped in photos by the water in Mexico on vacation with sister Haylie Duff and mother Susan Duff, Us Weekly reported. Duff was wearing a flattering black bikini and large sunglasses, holding Luca who was wearing a giant orange bucket hat and baseball tee.
The actress and her husband, Mike Comrie, welcomed baby Luca in to the world on March 20, and it appears Duff has been hard at work to shed the baby pounds.
I think if you ask any pregnant mom, they're like 'I want my body back,' but it takes time, Duff told US Weekly in early June. It takes nine months for your body to get that way and it's putting on that weight on purpose.
While she is certainly looking great these days, Duff said she has a long way to go.
Obviously, I'm not where I want to be eventually, but I'm working hard and I'm doing everything I can to lose the weight the right way. The second I start to get down like 'what happened to my body,' I look at my beautiful baby and I've never been more appreciative for this body that I have.
Duff was the subject of scandal just two weeks ago when she was photographed holding a lit cigarette outside Rock N Reilly's Irish Pub in West Hollywood. After the photo went viral on the Internet, angering many that the squeaky clean actress known for her role in Disney's Lizzie McGuire would start smoking, Duff addressed fans via Twitter.
Yikes me holding a cigarette for my friend might have been a bad idea! pretty bummed about the photo ... Sorry guys, looks worst than it is! she tweeted.
View the slideshow to see photos of Hilary Duff and baby Luca.