Financial market highlights on Tuesday SPTSX 1547412 down 4211 points

Highlights at the close Tuesday at world financial market trading.Stocks:S&P/TSX Composite Index — 15,474.12, down 42.11 pointsDow — 22,284.32, down 11.77 pointsS&P 500– 2,496.84, up 0.18 of a pointNasdaq — 6,380.16, up 9.57 pointsCurrencies:Cdn — 80.84 cents US, down 0.19 of a centPound — C$1.6620, down 0.20 of a centEuro — C$1.4580, down 0.54 of a centEuro — US$1.1787, down 0.71 of a centOil futures:US$51.88, down 34 cents(November contract)Gold futures:US$1,301.70 per oz., down $9.80(December contract)Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman:$21.772 per oz., down 10.8 cents$699.97 per kg., down $3.47

Mahinda questions Indias silence on Lankas proChina policy

The former President totally opposed the dilution of the powers of the Provincial Governors as that would weaken the Center and the country. He cited the Indian constitution and said that there too, the Governor enjoys over-riding powers.The Tamil National Alliance’s demand to make the Governor a handmaiden of the provincial Chief Minister is totally unacceptable, he said.Rajapaksa accused the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government of non-performance and said that every section of society is yearning for change. The drive against corruption has become a hoax with the government unable to convict anyone since it came to power two years ago. Asked what kind of relations he would have with India if he wins the next parliamentary elections and becomes Prime Minister, Rajapaksa said that he would have friendly relations and would welcome Indian investments, but he would not compromise Sri Lanka’s sovereignty in matters of decision making in national and international affairs.He totally rejected the proposed Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India, saying that it would open the floodgates to Indian labor. He wanted India to remove the Non-Trade Barriers adversely affecting the existing Free Trade Agreement before ETCA is negotiated. Asked about the impact of his opposition to China gaining control over Hambantota habor on Sri Lanka’s relations with China, Rajapaksa said that his principled opposition was conveyed to the Chinese during his last visit to China and the Chinese appreciated it. The Chinese company which built the Hambantota harbor told him that it believed that social stability is necessary for any project to succeed.Asked about his attitude to the government’s efforts to draw up a new constitution, Rajapaksa said that it is not necessary to change the constitution wholesale.“Just two amendments will do. Introduce a new electoral system and set up a Second Chamber (Senate) in parliament to give the various provinces and ethnicities a share of power in the Centre,” he said. Since the government has two thirds majority in parliament, it may be able to get a new constitution through. In the run-up to the January 8, 2015 Presidential election, the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe combine had campaigned vigorously against projects he had assigned to the Chinese. But once in power, the very same combine is bending over backwards to give 80 percent of the stake in Hambantota harbour to the Chinese for 99 years, and gifting away 15,000 acres of agricultural land to the Chinese to set up an economic zone around the harbour. However, Rajapaksa said that the primary agent of regime change in Sri Lanka was not India but the US and the Tamil Diaspora. India only played a subsidiary role, influenced by the US. The US government had itself admitted that it had spent US$ 648 million on bringing about regime change in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Nigeria he charged. Even now, the US is spending LKR 1 billion on the development of parliamentarians in Sri Lanka. Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that India is silent over the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe government’s unmistakable tilt towards China probably because it has been promised control over Trincomalee and Kankesanthurai harbors and the Palaly airport in the Tamil-speaking Northern and Eastern provinces to balance China’s control over Hambantota harbor, the New Indian Express reported.At a meeting with resident foreign correspondents, Rajapaksa wondered why India, which made such a fuss over the visit of an Chinese nuclear submarine and helped the US oust him from power, is silent over the present government’s pronounced tilt towards China. From January 2017 onwards, the opposition will be engaged in frenetic activity as three provinces (Sabragamuwa, Eastern and North Central) will be going to the polls in September, and the local body elections will be held in June or July.According to Rajapaksa, the Sirisena faction of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will not get more than 10 percent of the party votes in these elections because party loyalists see the Rajapaksa faction as the genuine SLFP and the Sirisena faction of the junior partner of the United National Party.He predicted that once the election results come out, there will be mass migration from the Sirisena camp of the SLFP to the Rajapaksa camp. (Colombo Gazette) read more

131 growth in October bus and coach market

Total bus and coach registrations increased 13.1% in October, with a 2.9% rise in the rolling year.Registrations for the overall market in the year-to-date remain down with a 3.0% drop this month.October’s growth was driven by purpose-built coaches, which increased 63.3% in the month.“Continued rising demand for purpose-built coaches, up 63.3% in October, drove a strong month for the overall bus and coach market,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. “This follows the gradual stabilisation seen in the sector over recent months, and marks an end to the slower summer period for the market.” Click through to download the October 2014 bus and coach registrations news release and data tables.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Queen to urge Britain to put aside its deeply held differences in

The comment was picked up by the media and it later transpired that the supposedly off the cuff remark had been scripted by the then Cabinet Secretary, Sir Jeremy Heywood, and the Queen’s then private secretary Sir Christopher Geidt to leave no doubt which side of the debate she was on.Wearing a brooch given to her by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1966, the Queen will also speak fondly of those from whom she draws “strength and encouragement”“Through the many changes I have seen over the years, faith, family and friendship have been not only a constant for me but a source of personal comfort and reassurance,” she will say.In the broadcast, recorded in Buckingham Palace’s white drawing room, the monarch will share a message from Jesus that she considers especially important to highlight at Christmas.She will say: “I believe His message of peace on earth and goodwill to all is never out of date. It can be heeded by everyone; it’s needed as much as ever.” The address is written by the Queen and traditionally emphasises her own Christian faith, as well as reflecting on current issues and draws on her own experiences over the past year. The Queen is to urge Britain to overcome “deeply held differences” by treating one another with “respect and as a fellow human being” in her Christmas message to the nation.Her Majesty will share a message of peace and goodwill she says is needed “as much as ever” in her annual festive broadcast.“Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding,” she will say.As head of state, the Queen remains publicly neutral on political matters.   Yet her comments, in her last speech before Britain’s scheduled departure from the European Union in March, come at the end of a fraught year of political negotiations following the Brexit vote.Parliamentary deadlock over Theresa May’s Brexit deal – which will be voted on by MPs next month – has led to growing calls for a second referendum, which Mrs May and Leave supporting MPs have warned would further divide the nation and lead to political chaos.While Buckingham Palace is always quick to deny political motives behind anything the Queen says, she has in the past used subtle comments to influence the public’s thinking on political matters. While some may speculate that the words on conflict could apply equally to her own family, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex moving apart next year to live separately after rumours of disquiet between them, the Queen is, as ever, speaking to the nation and Commonwealth as a whole.Royal highlights of 2018 range from the weddings of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, the birth of Prince Louis and Lena Tindall, and the 70th birthday celebrations of the Prince of Wales.In October, the Queen made her first comment on Brexit in a speech at a state banquet, telling the King of the Netherlands that “as we look toward a new partnership with Europe”, the values shared by the UK and Holland “are our greatest asset.In July, she also hosted President Donald Trump for an official visit to Windsor Castle. On the eve of the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, the Queen remarked to a member of the public after a church service that “I hope people will think very carefully about the future”. In a photograph dated April 26, 1948, the then Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are seen holding their first child – Prince CharlesCredit:PA In a photograph dated April 26, 1948, the then Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh are seen holding their first child - Prince Charles During the broadcast, produced this year by Sky News, the Queen wears an Angela Kelly ivory silk cocktail dress and her gold Scarab brooch, with ruby and diamond embellishments, a 1966 gift from the Duke of Edinburgh.The Queen is sitting at a desk featuring a framed black and white photograph taken in 1948 of herself as a young Princess Elizabeth, along with Prince Philip and a baby Prince Charles. The Queen’s annual Christmas message will be broadcast at 3pm on Christmas Day. read more

Uncharted 3 Drakes Deception beta details released

first_imgUncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is one of the most highly anticipated PlayStation 3 sequels. Fans of the franchise have been clamoring for information on when the multiplayer beta that developer Naughty Dog teased a few months ago, now they’ve explained what gamers can expect on June 28th, when the beta begins.If you purchased Infamous 2 and you got a voucher for the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta, then you’re in luck. You’ll get access to the beta on the first day, June 28th. Everyone else will be able to get in on the fun on July 4th. The beta will run through July 13th, and players will be able to experience nine multiplayer game modes on two maps. You’ll be able to create and customize your character, whether you’re a hero or a villain, and even play Nathan Drake himself in multiplayer, if you choose.Fans of traditional multiplayer gameplay styles will get their favorite modes in the beta. Team deathmatch and free-for-all deathmatch are included, as is a three-way team deathmatch mode where three teams of two players each face off. There’s also an objective based multiplayer match, where teams compete to finish objectives assigned first while stopping the opposing team from completing their own objectives.The beta will also include some new gameplay modes, including “Plunder,” which lets players compete to capture a treasure, and “High Stakes,” where players can gamble with their experience points and money in a game where the winners take all. Developers also teased a number of co-op multiplayer modes, but didn’t want to release details too soon, especially with E3 coming next week. With luck, we’ll see campaign or mission co-op play.The Uncharted 3 beta also throws a bone to losing teams in multiplayer matches that are simply being hammered by the winning team. They’re called Power Plays, and just like the hockey term, they’re meant to give a losing team a leg up on the winning team so they can get back in the game. Power Plays only last for one minute, but while they’re up, they can turn the tide of the match.For example, in the “Marked Man” power play, a person on the winning team is marked, and the losing team gets three points if they kill him. The winning team gets a special medal if they keep the marked player alive, and double cash for everyone on the losing team they kill. In the “Exposed” power play, the winning team’s position is revealed to the losing team.Uncharted 3 also includes Boosters, just like the previous games. They’ve been modified a bit to give you experience if you use your boosters, both in multiplayer and in single-player. Most of the boosters in the multiplayer beta include abilities that allow you to modify weapons, get back at the person that killed you last, reduce your respawn time, and even get extra ammo when you taunt an opponent you just killed. That’s only the tip of the iceberg: the Uncharted 3 beta also includes new weapons, new character customization options, and more.Read more at IGNlast_img read more

Consumer Magazine Circulation Dips Slightly Through First Half

first_imgConsumer magazines continued its general circulation decline through the first half, with total paid and verified circ. slipping 2.27 percent, according to preliminary figures reported in the Audit Bureau of Circulations’ most recent FAS-FAX, which was released Monday. Newsstand sales also continued to dive, falling 5.63 percent.Through the same period last year, total paid and verified circ fell only 1.19 percent while newsstand sales slid 12.36 percent. A total of 440 titles reported total paid and verified circ in both the June 2009 and June 2010 periods, ABC says. Total paid subscriptions, meanwhile, fell 1.96 percent through the first half, ABC says. Of the top 25 consumer titles by total paid and verified circ, Game Informer magazine (4,364,170 total paid and verified) saw the biggest increase of 21.19 percent. Reader’s Digest, which previously announced a circulation reduction, reported a decline of 25.08 percent (6,112,811).The largest-reporting title, AARP (23,721,626) saw its total paid and verified slip 3.39 percent during the six-month period. Better Homes and Gardens grew 0.13 percent to 7,644,011 while National Geographic declined 4.67 percent to 4,493,110.And of any magazine with a total paid and verified circulation above 100,000, the biggest gainer during the period was Food & Family, which reported a 649.71 percent increase to 1,084,503. Next up was right-leaning Newsmax, which grew total paid and verified circ by 92.63 percent to 181,985.Other titles that raised their total circ were Organic Gardening (up 25.81 percent to 351,713), Bon Appetit (19.17 percent to 1,611,930), Science News (18.99 percent to 136,363) and People Stylewatch (17.72 percent to 882,683).last_img read more

AK Ketchikan mental health clinic hopes Proof will debunk taboos

first_imgRebekka Esbjornson plays Catherine, and Jack Finnegan plays Hal in First City Players production of the Broadway play Proof. (First City Players photo by Jeff Fitzwater)David Auburn’s “Proof” was a Broadway play about mental illness. It’s the story of a young math genius. Her father was a mathematician too. But she worries she not only inherited her late father’s gift for numbers but also his mental illness.The play was recently staged in Ketchikan. “I want to tell you about a play called Proof. I saw it twice last weekend. It’s phenomenal,” Danny Gladden said. He’s a big fan.Gladden is also chief clinical officer for the nonprofit Akeela, which offers mental health and substance abuse treatment through its Gateway center in town.“There’s some really great themes as it relates to mental illness, but also mental wellness – someone finding a path, the ability to break away. To get some help,” Gladden said.These themes are one reason the nonprofit sponsored the production by First City Players community theater.Mental illness has long been an uncomfortable topic. But in Ketchikan it’s a conversation that’s happening more in public. During last year’s World Mental Health Awareness Day, the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition’s Romanda Simpson talked to KRBD in October about her own challenges.“I personally experience depression. Other people in our community have anxiety,” Simpson said. “We have obsessive compulsive disorder; we have schizophrenia in our community.”A reception at Akeela Gateway in Ketchikan was held before the final weekend of the play Proof, which focuses on a young woman and her challenges with mental illness. Akeela sponsored the play. (KRBD photo by Leila Kheiry)Halli Kenoyer has seen the play. She says she appreciated how the plot personalized the struggle.“There’s a character who’s a math genius. She has mental health challenges. But she’s coping magnificently. She took care of her father. She’s got an alienated relationship with her sister, who’s paying all the bills, who’s being a rock, but doesn’t really know how to relate as well,” Kenoyer said. “But everybody is acting out of love… What I liked was, I could relate to the way the story was being told.”Audience members relating to and learning from the play are among the reasons Akeela Gateway says it sponsored it. Gladden says the play helps bring the conversation about mental illness into the open.“And drama and play is both therapeutic and also educational in a way to be able to remove stigma,” Gladden said.First responders are often on the front lines. The Ketchikan Police Department says officers are called multiple times to deal with people in crisis. These people often end up admitted to the hospital and are referred to Akeela Gateway for observation.Dealing with a loved one suffering mental illness is intensely personal. The play dramatizes this.The Wellness Coalition’s Romanda Simpson also told KRBD that many of the stigmas are lifting. But, she says, it’s a conversation that needs to continue.First City Players production of Proof in Ketchikan was sponsored by Akeela Gateway, a mental health and substance abuse treatment nonprofit. The play has realistic and positive messages about dealing with mental illness. (KRBD photo by Leila Kheiry)“The fact that we’re even here talking about it – for me, this is first time I’ve publicly talked about my depression because there’s always been the ‘Ahh! They’re going to look at me differently!’ but I think it’s important,” Simpson said.Gladden says Proof shows how people struggle with mental illness. But it also portrays hope.“It tells the story of someone that persevered as long as they possibly could, and also talked about the people that loved them,” Gladden said.Because, even though it’s painful, addressing mental illness directly won’t make things worse. It can – and often does – make things better.last_img read more

Were not against any brand DU professor Faroque

first_imgDhaka University professor ABM Faroque addresses a discussion on his research on pasteurised milk at Sagar-Runi Auditorium of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity, Segunbagicha, Dhaka on Wednesday. Photo: Prothom AloDhaka University professor ABM Faroque, who along with his colleagues found traces of antibiotics and detergent in pasteurised milk available in kitchen markets, said he was not against any local brand.“We’re not against any brand or company. We want local dairy industry to flourish. We don’t want the country to turn into a market for foreign dairy products. It’s not possible to make us agents of foreign companies,” he said while addressing a discussion at Sagar-Runi Auditorium of Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) in Dhaka.Poribesh Bachao Andolon (POBA), WBB Trust, Janaudyog, BCHRD, Subandhan, Doctors for Health and Environment, Poribesh Andolon Mancha, ASBD and Green Force organised the discussion on ABM Faroque’s research on pasteurised milk and its future development.Professor Faroque, who works at DU’s pharmaceutical technology department, is also a former director of Biomedical Research Centre. He found traces of antibiotics and detergents in 10 samples — seven pasteurised and three unpasteurised — of milk available in the market twice.He was harshly criticised by the administration and various other quarters after the results of his research was published in media. They also questioned the quality of his research.On 29 June, the Department of Pharmacy of Dhaka University distanced itself from the research.In a media statement, department’s chairman professor Sitesh Chandra Bachar said they will not take responsibility for the research findings.”The department was not involved with the report and research,” the statement read.Regarding this, professor Faroque said, “I’m not an important person. I haven’t asked you to take the responsibility. The university has nothing to do with taking the responsibility. What a shame! No one told you to take the responsibility. Suddenly you appeared and said, I can’t take the responsibility.”In a discussion at the Department of Livestock Services on 9 July, additional secretary Kazi Wasi Uddin harshly criticised the research conducted by professor ABM Faroque and his findings.“The researcher has told the newsmen about the results of his research before it is published in any peer reviewed journal. His research was faulty and sampling was not correct,” he said.Kazi Wasi Uddin also threatened to take legal actions against the scientist. “He has been served with a show-cause notice. Legal actions would be taken against him if he doesn’t answer to that by seven days.”ABM Faroque said, “We’ve to put a stop to this culture of blaming. Government officials are belligerent now instead of taking the side of the people. Why they would say what is supposed to be told by the companies?”“Only original researches are submitted to the peer reviewed journals. I conducted the research to find out whether water is mixed with milk. Traces of antibiotic are found in that research. It takes more than one or one and a half years to publish a research paper in peer reviewed journals. Had people forgiven me if I published the report after publishing it in the journal? No health related issues of any country have to come through peer reviewed journals,” he added.Professor Faroque thought antibiotic and other hormones could be mixed with the milk for faulty processing.He requested the companies to be more careful with the quality control at factories and packaging pasteurised milk.“Following the guidelines of WHO is enough,” he said.Doctors for Health and Environment president professor M Abu Sayeed said the research has to be done to find out from which level this hormone and antibiotic got mixed in the milk.He also wondered how a secretary can criticise a scientist and teacher. “We must take into consideration the source of this attitude.”POBA chairman Abu Naser Khan, who chaired the discussion, said, “We have been demonstrating for safe and poison-free food since 2005. But the recent incidents have made us worried.”last_img read more

Simone Askew Is First Black Woman To Lead West Point Cadets

first_imgU.S. Department of Defense, Photo EssaySimone Askew marched into history Monday as the first black woman to lead the Long Grey Line at the U.S. Military Academy.  After an early morning 12-mile march back to the grey stone academic complex with 1,200 new cadets she led through the rigors of basic training at “Beast Barracks,” the 20-year-old international history major from Fairfax, Virginia, assumed duties as first captain of the 4,400-member Corps of Cadets. That’s the highest position in the cadet chain of command at West Point. “It’s humbling, but also exciting as I step into this new opportunity to lead the corps to greatness with my teammates with me,” a beaming Askew, still in camouflage fatigues from her march, told reporters. As first captain, Askew is responsible for the overall performance of the Corps of Cadets. Her duties also include implementing a class agenda and acting as a liaison between the cadets and the administration.West Point Cadet Simone Askew broke a barrier as the first female African-American first captain https://t.co/6V8EOx0gpp pic.twitter.com/1RGmwIhxas— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) August 14, 2017 “Simone truly exemplifies our values of Duty, Honor, Country,” said Brig. Gen. Steven W. Gilland, commandant of cadets. “I can’t believe this has happened in my lifetime,” said Pat Locke, one of two African American women in the first class of women to graduate from West Point in 1980. “When I entered the Academy in 1976, the men did not want us there. Now 40 years later, everybody recognizes the talent and skills women bring to the game.” Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, commander of U.S. Forces Korea, was West Point’s first African American first captain in 1979. The first female in that role, in 1989, was Col. Kristin Baker, now commander of the Joint Intelligence Operations Center Europe, Analytic Center. Women make up about 20 percent of cadets, who are usually commissioned as first lieutenants in the Army upon graduation. The academy created a diversity office in 2014 with the goal of recruiting more women and African Americans and increasing diversity among department heads and other leaders. Pam Askew, of Fairfax, says her daughter is a natural born leader with incredible drive. “That leadership is something I’ve seen throughout her life — wanting to be first, wanting to be the best, wanting to win, in sports, in academics, in every aspect of her life,” Askew said. “And to serve others, as well.” Askew’s appointment comes a year after a photo of 16 graduating black female cadets raising their fists drew criticism from online commentators who accused them of supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Supporters said they were making a gesture of solidarity and accomplishment as graduation drew near. West Point investigated and determined they hadn’t violated any Army rules. “What that photo said to me was how few black women are graduating,” Locke said. “We average less than 20 African American women graduating each year out of a class of 1,000. And yet, out of that 20 we got a first captain. Isn’t that amazing?” Locke, a West Point volunteer who has been a mentor to Askew and other cadets, said she’ll hold her up as a role model for girls when she holds workshops on leadership and academics at schools in inner cities around the country. Asked for her advice to young people aspiring to excel, Askew said: “Allow yourself to be a vessel. Throughout my cadet career I’ve just really focused on being poured into, seeking advice, seeking development, leadership mentors wherever I could. Just truly be a vessel and be poured into.” Sharelast_img read more

Myanmar lawyers push to save colonial buildings

first_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Top Stories Sponsored Stories The lawyers also oppose the sale of the former High Court building to a developer who hopes to convert the clock-towered structure built in 1911 into a museum and restaurant.The red-brick High Court, located across from Sule Pagoda at one of the city’s main traffic circles, operates as a regional court and is no longer the country’s supreme court, which was moved to Naypyitaw after the military regime shifted the capital there in 2005.Conservationists have launched a major effort to preserve Yangon’s architecture and held an international conference in Yangon in June to draw attention to the cause. The city currently provides a measure of protection for 188 sites but there is fear that some will deteriorate beyond repair or be bought and demolished by developers.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix How men can have a healthy 2019 Comments   Share   5 ways to recognize low testosterone Associated PressYANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Lawyers in Myanmar vowed Tuesday to fight the sale of Yangon’s 101-year-old High Court and a plan to convert the city’s imposing old police headquarters into a Chinese-owned hotel.The Myanmar Lawyers’ Network said it is searching for legal means to nullify the sale of both buildings, which were auctioned off by the previous military government that ceded power in 2011. The calls for preservation come amid sweeping changes in Myanmar, which has been described as a country frozen in time during the half-century of military rule. One of the only cities in Asia with its colonial heritage still intact, Myanmar is becoming a magnet for economic development as it opens to the outside world.The former British colonial-era Police Commissioner’s Office is a sprawling two-story structure that takes up a square block down the street from the famed Strand Hotel. In recent years it served as a court complex and is filled with courtrooms, judges’ chambers and other legal offices.Renovation started recently and a fence went up around the building, prompting lawyers to band together in an effort to save it, said Aung Thein, a member of the lawyers’ network.“A Chinese company is going to turn the old Police Commissioner’s Office into a hotel,” Aung Thein said. “We have to stop this before it goes any further. The network will find all legal means to stop this privatization deal.”The lawyers are threatening to stage protests after getting no response to letters sent last month to President Thein Sein and the speakers of parliament to halt the privatization, he said. In the letters they called for the preservation of both buildings, which have been designated heritage sites. They cited a 1988 preservation law that carries a five-year prison term for anyone who makes structural changes to landmark buildings. Check your body, save your life Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion projectlast_img read more

Home Sales Steady in October as Prices Keep Climbing

first_img Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies For-Sale Homes Home Prices Home Sales Housing Supply Investors Lenders & Servicers RE/MAX Service Providers 2013-11-18 Tory Barringer Home Sales Steady in October as Prices Keep Climbing “”RE/MAX””:http://www.remax.com/ is the latest company to report an expected seasonal slowdown for housing in October. The real estate network reported a month-over-month decline in sales figures and prices as the market began to chill.[IMAGE]””What we’re seeing now are predictable seasonal cycles, which is just another sign that the housing recovery is bringing us back to a more normal market,”” said RE/MAX CEO Margaret Kelly.Based on data reported for 52 metro areas nationwide, RE/MAX recorded a 2.8 percent decline in home sales from September to October, though transactions were still up 2.2 percent compared to last year.[COLUMN_BREAK]Of the markets surveyed in October, 35 posted higher sales than October 2012, and 19 reported double-digit increases, including: New York, New York (+32.6 percent); Trenton, New Jersey (+32.5 percent); Anchorage, Alaska (+24.2 percent); Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (+18.2 percent); and Wilmington, Delaware (+18.1 percent).The median price of all homes sold across those markets was $179,950, a 2.7 percent drop from September’s price. Compared to October 2012, prices were up 11.9 percent.As usual, the markets that suffered worst in the fallout of the crash continue to post the biggest annual gains. In October, they were led by Detroit, Michigan (+45.2 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (+37.1 percent); Las Vegas, Nevada (+31.8 percent); Orlando, Florida (+26.5 percent); and San Francisco, California (+23.8 percent).It was the 21st consecutive month in which home sales and prices experienced year-over-year improvements, RE/MAX reported.Prices keep seeing boosts from diminished inventory. For October, RE/MAX reported a 5.1 percent month-over-month and 12.2 percent year-over-year decline in the number of homes for sale–leading to a 4.9 month supply of homes at the current selling pace. However, the company noted that inventory declines have slowed, with October’s drop coming in at about “”half of the annual loss seen as recently as June.”” Sharecenter_img in Data November 18, 2013 420 Views last_img read more

No question of linking gas to Cyprob talks

first_imgBy George PsyllidesThere was no question of discussing natural gas as part of the island’s reunification talks, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Saturday, and Turkey can be Cyprus’ customer after a solution but not a strategic partner.“It (natural gas) belongs to the Republic of Cyprus… it is a sovereign right of the Republic of Cyprus,” Anastasiades said in a speech at a conference in Limassol on the new challenges for Euro-Mediterranean relations after the Arab Spring.The president stressed that Turkish Cypriots would also receive their share if the Cyprus problem was resolved.Turkey, which backs the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state in the north, disputes the Republic’s rights to a swathe of sea to the island’s south and southeast that are rich in gas reserves. It has on a number of occasions sent warships to the area.Cyprus says the waters are part of its own offshore area, where it has awarded research concessions to France’s Total, US company Noble Energy, and South Korea’s Kogas.Anastasiades said a solution of the Cyprus problem would benefit both Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots.“Of course we will not discriminate among customers with a solution of the Cyprus problem – if and when it will be possible to have a solution that will also be accepted by Greek Cypriots,” Anastasiades said, stressing that Turkey will not be a strategic partner.Almost one trillion cubic metres of recoverable natural gas has already been discovered in the eastern Mediterranean Levant Basin, enough to supply Europe with gas for over two years.Anastasiades also highlighted the island’s upgraded geostrategic role, noting that Europe needed a second source of natural gas and that route passed through Cyprus.In an interview with Reuters published on Wednesday, Anastasiades said: “Europe will never stop needing Russian gas but there can be alternative supply sources.”European states have become wary of heavy dependence on Russian energy since Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Black Sea Crimea peninsula last month.Russia provides around one third of the European Union’s oil and gas.Also speaking at the conference, Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said Cyprus’ vision was for its natural gas to be what coal and steel was for the EU 60 years ago.The island’s first weapon should be its geographical location since it was the EU’ farthest outpost, facing a world where extremism, fundamentalism, and numerous conflicts prevailed.Natural gas should be the second weapon, being the common denominator for Lebanon, Egypt and Israel, which bordered the island’s exclusive economic zone, the foreign minister said.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoFreedom Debt ReliefPeople In Heavy Debt Are In For A SurpriseFreedom Debt ReliefUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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