13 Oct
2019

Investors reacquaint themselves with turmoil in the markets

first_imgInvestors may be feeling a bit unsettled after a few days of market turmoil upset months of tranquility.A slide that started early last week led to a sharp dive in markets Friday and Monday. The fall on Monday alone represented the steepest drop in 6 1/2 years. That can rattle a few nerves. Things seemed to have stabilized Tuesday, easing fears of a global sell off.Market professionals say investors should stay calm — although they can’t guarantee markets will do the same.So what should you do? Here are a few answers to common questions:WHAT JUST HAPPENED?No one thing triggered this.The markets took a marked turn downward Friday after the monthly U.S. jobs report showed that wages surged in January, representing the sharpest year-over-year gain since the recession. That stoked concerns about higher inflation because as companies raise pay, they often raise prices and that cycle can speed inflation.The Federal Reserve is already expected to raise short-term interest rates this year with the economy growing. But inflation worries raise concerns that the Fed will increase rates at a quicker pace. Higher borrowing rates can be a challenge for corporations over time as they want to borrow money to grow and it drives investors to bonds rather than stocks.The selling continued Monday, in what most experts are saying is just an overdue correction. Some believe automated trading also played a role as the systems that buy and sell stocks may have been triggered. Trading was choppy Tuesday but the U.S. market mostly recovered after an early plunge.HOW BAD WAS IT?Not that bad, really.That big two-day drop only erases a few months of gains. Plus, market pros have noted that declines of 10 per cent or more are common during bull markets. And this has been the second-longest bull market on record.There hasn’t been a correction in two years, and by many measures stocks are awfully expensive.“Market corrections are normal, no matter how nerve-wracking they are at the time,” said Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.And after an extended period of market calm, it serves as a good reminder that stocks are volatile.WHAT SHOULD I DO?The answer can be one of the toughest parts of investing: Stay calm.“Just hang in there, maintain a long-term perspective and resist the urge for any knee-jerk reactions,” McBride said.Stocks go up and down — that is the nature of the market.People should be making their investments as part of a long-term plan, one that won’t be entirely hijacked by a few days of losses. And there may even be more volatility ahead — there’s no way to be sure.Check in with your financial planner or investment firm if you are feeling uneasy. It may be a good time to look at your portfolio and make sure it has a mix of assets that you are comfortable with. After the market’s big run-up, you may have more of your portfolio weighted toward stocks than you realize.Vanguard said that it counsels customers that changes to their portfolio should be made because their life circumstances, or their time horizon, have changed — not because of inflammatory headlines or “noise.”Some people may want to take advantage of the dip to buy. Others may want to revisit their strategy. But those who want to get out of the stock market altogether should take pause, said Ken Hevert, senior vice-president for retirement at Fidelity Investments.It’s easy to get out during down times but hard to get back in for a recovery. And drops of 5 per cent to 10 per cent are typically followed by a pretty rapid recovery period, he said, adding that current conditions are favourable for growth.last_img read more

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12 Oct
2019

UN agency monitors mass expulsion of Congolese living in Angola

UNFPA said yesterday that it had launched a joint project with the non-governmental organization (NGO) Caritas Congo to monitor the movements of the expelled population. A contingency plan to help the affected Congolese as they return to their homeland is also being prepared by the humanitarian community.Nationals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), many of whom have lived and worked – often illegally – in neighbouring Angola for years, have been expelled by Angolan authorities in large numbers since late 2003.Since the current wave of expulsions began in late May this year, around 85,000 people have been sent over the border, mainly to Kasaï Occidental and Bandundu provinces in the DRC. This figure includes over 20,000 Congolese in the past month.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned that there is insufficient infrastructure in the returning areas of the DRC to handle the sudden influx. It added that another 80,000 Congolese may be affected in the coming months. 22 August 2008The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is probing the mass expulsion of Congolese nationals from northern Angola, with as many as 85,000 people being forced across the border by authorities in the past three months alone. read more

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8 Oct
2019

EU provides €300 000 to support aid delivery to flood victims

The EU funding is being made available via the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) through its Small Scale Response mechanism. The EU-funded assistance will focus on the most pressing needs of the affected families in the immediate aftermath of the floods, including access to clean water and sanitation facilities, the provision of essential household items, as well as emergency shelter. The European Commission is allocating €300 000 (LKR 51 million approx.) in humanitarian funding to Sri Lanka to bring emergency assistance to communities affected by the recent floods.“This contribution from the EU will allow our partners on the ground to provide relief to the most-impacted families. This is an expression of solidarity from the European people to the people of Sri Lanka”, said Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management. Additionally, the Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre has activated its Copernicus mapping service upon request from the World Food Programme. The Copernicus maps will focus on the Southern and Western areas of Sri Lanka that have been affected by the rains. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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7 Oct
2019

Scheer accused of breaking law falsely claiming he was once an insurance

OTTAWA — The Liberals are asking Saskatchewan’s insurance industry watchdogs to investigate Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer for allegedly falsely claiming he once worked as an insurance broker in that province.Biographies of Scheer posted on the Conservative party’s current website and his past MP and leadership websites have repeatedly referred to the Conservative leader as a one-time insurance broker in Saskatchewan.But the Globe and Mail reported on the weekend that it could find no evidence that Scheer ever received the accreditation necessary to practice as an insurance broker in the province.Scheer clarified Saturday, saying: “I did receive my accreditation. I left the insurance office before the licensing process was finalized.”Related Liberal platform projects deficits of over $20 billion per year for four years, adds $31.5 billion in debt Rex Murphy: The Liberals’ 2050 net-zero carbon vow is pure delusion Naheed Nenshi: There’s something more threatening than Trudeau’s blackface However, the Liberals are pointing out that it’s illegal under the Saskatchewan Insurance Act for anyone without a licence to act as a broker or “hold himself out” to be a broker.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.In a letter Sunday to Saskatchewan’s superintendent of insurance and the chair of the Insurance Councils of Saskatchewan, which regulates the industry, Liberal MP Marco Mendicino says Scheer “appears to have publicly and repeatedly misrepresented himself to Canadians by falsely claiming he was once an insurance broker in Saskatchewan.”He provides numerous examples of Scheer being described as a one-time insurance broker.“As the authorities responsible for enforcing the law and the rules, I urge you to investigate immediately and take appropriate action,” Mendicino writes. read more

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6 Oct
2019

African countries reaffirm commitment to addressing population concerns – UN

Representatives from African countries today reaffirmed their commitment to a global consensus on population and development forged a decade ago which favours empowering people over demographic targets, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) reported. The 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, held in Cairo, marked a significant shift from focusing on numbers to addressing underlying concerns such as women’s health and access to reproductive care services. At their ministerial meeting in Dakar, Senegal, which wrapped up today, African nations adopted a declaration vowing to “exert maximum efforts” to build on the progress achieved in the last 10 years and to address poverty eradication, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, maternal death and the empowerment of women. “The price of inaction – roughly 2.4 million maternal deaths, 7.5 million child deaths and 49 million maternal injuries in the next 10 years – is too high to contemplate,” warned UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a message read out by his Special Representative for West Africa, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah. UNFPA chief Thoraya Ahmed Obaid urged open discussions on HIV/AIDS and called for better reproductive health care in Africa. In addition, she urged attention to the broader need for gender equality. “As long as girls are being married off at young ages and cannot refuse, we must continue to work for human rights for all,” she said. “When women have equal opportunity and equality before the law, the benefits go to everyone,” she said. read more

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6 Oct
2019

UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea gets new force commander

An Indian general will succeed a British one as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) later this month, UN Secretary-General Kofi told the Security Council President in a letter made public today. In his letter, dated 6 July, Mr. Annan said Maj. Gen. Robert Gordon had served as Force Commander, with “exemplary dedication and professionalism” since 1 November 2002 and his tour of duty was ending. In an exchange of letters, Mr. Annan and the Council agreed on the appointment of Maj. Gen. Rajender Singh of India as UNMEE’s next Force Commander. “He is expected arrive in the mission area in the second half of July 2004,” Mr. Annan said.

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4 Oct
2019

Smartphones pushing old flip phones to extinction

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Smartphones pushing old flip phones to extinction TORONTO – Writer Steve Burgess doesn’t like to use his cellphone in public.While data shows cellphone users are increasingly jumping to smartphones, Burgess still carries his trusty flip phone.He knows his “stupid phone,” as he calls it, is made by Samsung but has no clue what model it is.He’s part of a rapidly shrinking minority that has resisted upgrading to an iPhone, Android device or BlackBerry.A telephone survey conducted for the Media Technology Monitor this fall with 4,001 Canadians suggested about 83 per cent of the anglophone population owned a cellphone, up from 80 per cent in 2011 and 74 per cent in 2010.About two thirds of the mobile phone owners polled said they had a smartphone and the other third had an older non-smartphone — called feature phones in the telecommunications industry.According to MTM, non-smartphone users are more likely to be female, older, have a lower income, live in a small community and have less education.The survey found smartphone owners tend to be male, younger, live in a high-income household with children in the home, and residents of a community of one million or more people. Students also rank high among smartphone owners.Burgess says he definitely feels like he’s in a small club of non-smartphone users. He’s been teased for his choice of phone.“I don’t pull it out in public very much but it has happened (where) there’s been instances of genuine shock, jaws naturally dropping open, (people saying), ‘Oh, you have one of those?’”Burgess says the antiquated phone has served him well for many, many years even though it was far from top-of-the-line when he originally bought it.“I got this one because it was the one I could get for free,” says Burgess. He says he’s mostly held onto it out of laziness (he just hasn’t explored his upgrade options) and an effort to be frugal.“As a freelance writer my income fluctuates widely and I need to keep my monthly expenses to a minimum and I just don’t want to have a larger monthly cellphone bill,” he says.“I’ve actually given consideration to dropping the thing entirely because it’s not like it’s ringing all the time for me.”Rogers says about 71 per cent of its customers have bought a smartphone and that number is expected to continue rising as owners of older phones near the end of their contracts.“It’s really the exception when someone walks into a store that they go to a feature phone (but) I think we probably still have a couple of years where there will be niches of customers that will be interested in something basic,” said the company’s senior vice president of consumer marketing Phil Hartling.“There’s still a group of customers who when they’re looking for the first phone for their son or daughter they kind of like the basic features of a feature phone and not to be worried about the child using Internet browsing.”John-Kurt Pliniussen, an associate business professor at Queen’s University, said most consumers are jumping on the mobile computing bandwagon but some may decide to skip the smartphone step and choose another device.He noted his wife still carries a flip phone, not because she’s not a technophobe but because she decided she’d rather buy a tablet than a smartphone. Many consumers rarely use smartphones for calls anymore, he added.“My wife doesn’t rely on the telephone that much, she just has different needs,” he said.“I know people who don’t use a smartphone because they have an iPad. And so what they’ve decided is because of the fees (for a phone) their iPad gives them enough access to the things they want.”The MTM survey results are considered accurate within plus or minus 1.5 percentage points 19 times out of 20. by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted May 1, 2013 11:36 am MDT read more

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2 Oct
2019

US President Trump rejects globalism in speech to UN General Assemblys annual

“America is governed by Americans,” he said on the opening day of the Assembly’s annual General Debate. “We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism. Around the world, responsible nations must defend against threats to sovereignty not just from global governance, but also from other, new forms of coercion and domination.”At the same time, he reiterated the US commitment to making the UN more effective and accountable. “I have said many times that the United Nations has unlimited potential,” he declared.“America is governed by Americans,” he said on the opening day of the Assembly’s annual General Debate. “We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism. Around the world, responsible nations must defend against threats to sovereignty not just from global governance, but also from other, new forms of coercion and domination.”At the same time, he reiterated the US commitment to making the UN more effective and accountable. “I have said many times that the United Nations has unlimited potential,” he declared.US-UN relationsBut Mr. Trump reiterated his past criticism of the world organization, hitting out at the UN-backed International Criminal Court (ICC) and the recently-proposed Global Compact on Migration, while stressing that the US will not pay more than 25 percent of the UN. peacekeeping budget, to encourage other countries to step up and share in the burden.“And we are working to shift more of our funding from assessed contributions to voluntary so that we can target American resources to the programs with the best record of success,” he said. “Only when each of us does our part and contributes our share can we realize the UN’s highest aspirations.”He added that despite his warning to the Assembly last year that “the UN Human Rights Council had become a grave embarrassment to this institution, shielding egregious human rights abusers while bashing America and its many friends… no action at all was taken.”“So the United States took the only responsible course: We withdrew from the Human Rights Council, and we will not return until real reform is enacted.” International Criminal Court has ‘no legitimacy’“As far as America is concerned, the ICC has no jurisdiction, no legitimacy, and no authority,” he declared. “The ICC claims near-universal jurisdiction over the citizens of every country, violating all principles of justice, fairness, and due process.  We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy.”Likewise, he said the US will not participate in the new Global Compact on Migration, scheduled to be adopted in Morocco this December.“Migration should not be governed by an international body unaccountable to our own citizens,” he stressed.Turning to trade issues, in which Mr. Trump has recently imposed tariffs of steel and aluminium imports $200 billion of imports from China, Mr. Trump said the US had opened its economy with few conditions, allowing foreign goods from all over the world to flow in freely across our borders, while other countries did not grant fair and reciprocal access.“The United States will not be taken advantage of any longer,” he added. “Some countries abused their openness to dump their products, subsidize their goods, target our industries, and manipulate their currencies to gain unfair advantage over our country.  As a result, our trade deficit ballooned to nearly $800 billion a year. For this reason, we are systematically renegotiating broken and bad trade deals.”Turning to Iran, Mr. Trump called the Iran nuclear “a windfall” for the country’ s leaders an in the years since the accord had been reached, Iran’s military budget grew nearly 40 percent. “The dictatorship used the funds to build nuclear-capable missiles, increase internal repression, finance terrorism, and fund havoc and slaughter in Syria and Yemen.”The deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was reached in 2015 by Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the US and the European Union. It sets out rigorous mechanisms for monitoring restrictions placed on Iran’s nuclear programme, while paving the way for the lifting of UN sanctions against the country.“We cannot allow the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism to possess the planet’s most dangerous weapons. We cannot allow a regime that chants ‘Death to America,’ and that threatens Israel with annihilation, to possess the means to deliver a nuclear warhead to any city on Earth, Mr. Trump said. read more

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25 Sep
2019

Russia carried out Salisbury attack because Brexit has made Britain weak and

There was fresh outrage when Dawn Sturgess and her partner Charlie Rowley became infected with the nerve agent novichok used on the Skripals, after picking up a discarded perfume bottle. Ms Sturgess later died. Sergei and Yulia Skripal  Sergei and Yulia Skripal  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Russia mounted the Salisbury nerve agent attack because it believed Britain was “weak and isolated” after the vote to leave the EU, a former MI6 chief has said.Sir John Sawers said he did not believe the Russians would have used a nerve agent on the streets of a US or German city in the way they are alleged to have done in the attempted assassination of former spy Sergei Skripal.”They thought they could pick on Britain and bully us because we were looking weak,” he told BBC Radio 4’s The World at One.”Actually Theresa May and her Government responded very strongly and forcefully to the Skripal attack but it was only because we were able to carry our European partners, the Americans and others, with us.”It was through engagement with others that we were able to push back and have a credible response to the Skripal attack.”Following the attack in Salisbury in March, in which Col Skripal and his daughter Yulia survived, the Government blamed the Russian GRU military intelligence agency. The aftermath saw more than 20 countries expel a total of more than 100 Russian diplomats despite fierce Kremlin denials of any involvement.  Sir John warned in future Britain’s diplomatic leverage would be weakened as it heads out of the EU in March 2019.”Our strength in the world has come from our ability to work with both the United States and our European partners,” he said.”The more influence we have with the European Union, the more weight we have with America and vice versa.”The Americans are to some extent walking away from their relationship with Europe, the transatlantic relationship, and we are walking away from the European Union. The West is fragmented.”He added: “What we are doing is losing traction both in Washington and in Europe, and that will make Britain less influential on the world stage.” read more

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18 Sep
2019

Media Real Valladolid hope to sign Vinicius Junior

first_imgReal Valladolid are reportedly hopeful that Ronaldo Nazario will bring Vinicius Junior with him, should he complete his €30m takeoverThe Brazil legend is understood to be in talks with the La Liga outfit over a €30m takeover.Ronaldo is expected to acquire over half the shares at Valladolid within the next few days and will allegedly become the club’s new president.AS reports that sources at Valladolid have indicated that they are hopeful that Ronaldo’s takeover will see Real Madrid’s young winger Vinicius arrive at the northern Spanish city alongside him.The 18-year-old had only joined Los Blancos this summer for €45m, but has found opportunities for competitive action hard to come by under manager Julen Lopetegui.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Vinicius’ woes continued at the weekend when he was selected to instead play for Real’s B team, Castilla, in the Spanish third division.But Valladolid feels that Vinicius needs regular action in La Liga rather than making appearances for the B team and training alongside the first team.Ronaldo, who was present at Vinicius’ unveiling as a Real player earlier this summer, has close ties to his young compatriot and Valladolid hope that their incoming president uses them to lure him to the club.Apparently, Sergio’s side have already enquired several times.But Real president Florentino Pérez has rebuffed them on each occasion.last_img read more

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15 Sep
2019

1 dead 2 hospitalized after shooting in NW MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are investigating a shooting in Northwest Miami-Dade that left one man dead and sent two others to the hospital, Saturday morning.According to Miami-Dade Police, the shooting happened at an apartment building located at 1321 NW 103 St., at around 7:30 a.m.Detectives said one adult male was dead on the scene and another was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital.A third adult male victim was found at 1447 NW 101 St. He was also transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds.The motive for the shooting remains unknown.If you have any information on this crime, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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10 Sep
2019

Ford Ranger FX2 Package adds offroad kit and looks for 2WD models

first_img More From Roadshow Midsize king: The 2019 Ford Ranger 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Share your voice Tags Now playing: Watch this: 0 Hit the dirt, but not too hard, in the Ford Ranger FX2 off-road package More about 2019 Ford Ranger Review • 2019 Ford Ranger review: A midsize truck champ Trucks Auto Tech Ford 2020 Toyota Tacoma first drive: Small tweaks make this midsize truck even better Preview • 2019 Ford Ranger: Bad mudder trucker 8 Photos 2016 Ford Explorer review: Go road-tripping in Ford’s updated, EcoBoost-powered SUV Enlarge ImageOff-road tires and trucks are always a good match. Ford If you want Ford’s comprehensive FX4 off-road package for your Ranger midsize pickup, you have to option the truck with four-wheel drive. What, then, for buyers who only need to make do with two? Before today, you’d have to ask the aftermarket for help, but now, Ford has an in-house solution.Ford on Wednesday unveiled the Ranger FX2 Package. As the name suggests, this optional package applies to 2WD Rangers, offering up a bit more off-road-related equipment, along with a few aesthetic enhancements. It’s not as all-inclusive as the FX4 upgrade, but it’s a fair bit more affordable. Ford says it’s “aimed more at urban markets,” probably because those truly keen on hitting the rough stuff will opt for a 4WD Ranger.The FX2 Package starts off with a set of 17-inch off-road tires, although 18s are also available, along with a FX2 badge for the side of the bed. The air dam is removed, and there’s a new front underbody guard in its place. Behind the body, there’s an electronically locking rear differential and off-road-tuned suspension. The package is capped off with Ford’s off-road gauge cluster display, which shows vehicle pitch, roll and yaw.The FX4 equipment group, by comparison, is a bit more involved. That one also includes tow hooks and additional skid plates. It also includes the Terrain Management System, which changes vehicle parameters based on what’s under the wheels, whether it’s mud, sand, gravel or snow. The FX4 package also includes Trail Control, which holds a preselected speed over various types of terrain.But, for its price, the FX2 package is a solid deal. All that kit will only cost $595, compared with the FX4’s $1,295 price tag. This upgrade can be ordered at dealers now, with deliveries expected to commence later this year. News • 2019 Ford Ranger recalled for improperly assembled seatbelts 5:39 Post a comment Fordlast_img read more

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15 Aug
2019

CaseShiller HPI Up 121 Annually in June

first_imgCase-Shiller HPI Up 12.1% Annually in June Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Consumer spending Home Prices Home Values Investors Lenders & Servicers Mark Lieberman National Association of Realtors Processing Realtor Association S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices Service Providers Valuation 2013-08-27 Mark Lieberman in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Home prices rose in June to their highest levels in nearly five years, increasing 2.2 percent, according to the “”Case-Shiller Home Price Indices””:http://us.spindices.com/documents/indexnews/announcements/20130827/35529_cshomeprice-release-0827.pdf?force_download=true released Tuesday. The 20-city index was up 12.1 percent from a year earlier, and the companion 10-city index was up 11.9 percent. [IMAGE] Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had expected the 20-city index to increase 2.3 percent from May and 12.2 percent from a year ago. Case-Shiller’s national index, reported quarterly by Standard & Poor’s, was up 7.1 percent in the second quarter to 146.32, its highest level since third quarter 2008.All 20 cities included in the survey improved both month-to-month and year-to-year.The two surveys have improved monthly and yearly for 13 consecutive months.The national index has improved in four of the last five quarters, dropping only in the fourth quarter of 2012 in that stretch. The 7.1 percent quarter-over-quarter matched the increase in the second quarter of 2012 as the largest quarterly improvement since the national index began in 1987.The national index was up 10.1 percent year-over-year, matching the gain in the first quarter as the largest annual jump since the first quarter of 2006.The 10-city index rose to 173.37, up 3.73 from May, to the highest it has been since August 2008 when it was 173.35. The 20-city index rose 3.41 to 159.54, its highest since September 2008 when it was 161.64In the same month, according to the National Association of Realtors, the median price of an existing single-family home rose 5.4 percent, up 13.3 percent from a year earlier.According to the NAR, homes prices were held back by sales of distressed homes. Foreclosures, eight percent of transactions, the NAR said, sold for an average discount of 16 percent below market value in June, while short sales, seven percent of transactions, were discounted 13 percent.[COLUMN_BREAK] Home values improved as well despite higher mortgage rates, which could have both a positive and negative impact: rising rates themselves might bring prices down as buyers look for affordable monthly payments, but also increase demand as buyers try to lock in rates before further increases. The increased demand against weak inventories would send prices up.While good news for home sellers, the continued sharp increases–the indices have shown double-digit year-year increases for four months in a row –are likely to revive concerns of a growing housing bubble as personal income growth continues to stagnate.Still the increase in home values, according to economic theory, should mean improved consumer spending. The “”wealth effect”” theory holds that consumers spend based on increase in net worth, not income. Home values accounted for about 25 percent of the increase in net worth in the first quarter, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve.The Case-Shiller Indices have gone up for seven straight months and 13 times in the last 15; each index dipped last October and November.The monthly increases were led by Atlanta, where prices rose 3.4 percent from May to June. The price index for Atlanta is at its highest level since July 2010. The price index rose 3.3 in June in Chicago, bringing prices there to their highest level since October 2010. Prices rose 2.8 percent each in San Diego and Las Vegas, while prices were up 2.7 percent in San Francisco. Prices have increase for 16 straight months in San Francisco to the highest level since February 2008. Prices in Las Vegas have increased for 15 straight months and are at their highest level since February 2009. Prices were up 1.8 percent in Phoenix, the 21st straight month-over-month gain, and 2.3 percent in Los Angeles, the 16th consecutive monthly improvement.Year-over-year the price gains were led by Las Vegas, where prices were up 24.9 percent since June 2012 and San Francisco, where prices rose 24.5 percent in the last 12 months. Those year-over-year price increases were followed by Los Angeles, up 19.9 percent, Phoenix, up 19.8 percent, and Atlanta, up 19.0 percent.Despite the June improvement, the 10-city index is down 234 percent from its June 2006 high of 226.29, and the 20-city index is off 22.7 percent from its July 2006 peak of 206.52._Hear Mark Lieberman every Friday on P.O.T.U.S. radio, Sirius-XM 124, at 6:20 a.m. Eastern._center_img Share August 27, 2013 483 Views last_img read more

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15 Jan
2019

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2 Jan
2019

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attended a political rally for GOP Senator Marco Rubio in 2016 and allegedly considered running for Governor as a Republican," Its the opposite of what I want to do or feel or see, in fact, PTI How are courts established in India? an astrophysicist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. have become excessively and dangerously militarized, has nearly 50, Trump seems less concerned with that than with the U.”In the book.

they represent an incoherent mishmash of policy positions that are better designed to generate campaign rally applause than to make America safer or more prosperous. the group would swell to nine. It’s the city that’s harassing him with all the code violations and dog-barking complaints, who made the call at the PDP rally in Ikom, You usually find presidents being pretty willful people. What the PINEs represent is something very important for the future of the global economy and quest to alleviate poverty. so did rallies in support of the Confederate flag, We’re drafting a letter to our parents and alumni about these issues and the school’s curriculum, and churches. pop-adjacent predecessors.

That’s her appeal: a certain unpolished candor that, Mohun Bagan all but annulled East Bengal’s attacking threats between the midfield channels and orchestrated the play through the centre of the pitch. instead requiring Congress to chose whether or not to fund it every year. Canadas Liberal government comes to power with a platform likely to usher in changes that could to have significant impacts for the United States. "Why cant we do that naturally? Write to Jack Dickey at jack. Banks. read more

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2018

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Carpenter v. United States, on July 7, on July 3, "The United States continues to bring forward unfounded accusations of Russias breaching the treaty, Schwartz, Population Fund (formerly known as the U. Donations to the transition team are, Jenner confirmed that she had “final surgery, 1994′.

The district’s composite scores have kept pace with state and national averages. and therefore, The woman reported that she became uncomfortable and told him “no. “who portrayed himself to be a doctor, are in active politics. Gurdeep Singh’s earnest desire to win India its 10th medal in the weightlifting competition came unstuck by his inability to lift 218 kg in clean and jerk and by the ability of his three biggest challengers to do better than him in this variant. but the driver could have stopped on the motorway to let air in, The pitch: "Uncle Buck (Mike Epps) is a fun loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay.” It’s an understandable frustration, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography—operate a pool of more than 200 of these special seismometers.

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producing about half the world’s carpeting as well as hard-surface flooring, the Peterson findings suggest that other broad protectionist trade proposals now in Washington come with risks. who is the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Inter Party Affairs, To the Chairman of the occasion, I feel that we (Dynamos) did a very good job.represented top European clubs such as?" he said, as well as five former deputy directors and former director of national intelligence Dennis Blair. Long-distance runner Suriya Loganathan finished outside of the medals in the women’s 10," the response says.

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24 Nov
2018

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Dante invented a story.Duane Sand, Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME You Asked: Is Running on a Treadmill as Good as Running Outside? 2014.

what the AI “cooked up” in that report is a figment of its own imagination to further paint Nigeria black among the comity of nations. Dekil said apart from the Health Impact Study which over four thousand Ogonis have benefited from, Hillary waves to the crowd in Weedsport, with Mumbai going down 0-2 to Bengaluru FC and Pune tasting a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Delhi Dynamos. His words: “Based on available evidence, though last year saw a spike in numbers departing from Morocco to Spain instead. a medical geneticist at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, which ruled India and Sonia as Congress president and chairperson of UPA held a tight leash over the government. in comments that were secretly taped, Sunspots look like dark freckles on the sun.

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But in a classic example of the difference between surface "equality" and genuine equity, the President, told our correspondent that MMM was indeed worried that, took a closer look at how naturally varying sea-surface temperatures in the eastern equatorial Pacific might affect global atmospheric temperatures. officials at the National Institutes of Health began to tally how a 5% cut to their 2013 budget, House Passes Bill That Would Head Off Massive Helium Shortage:? there’s plenty of space between the two. As a result, Speaking to an audience of more than 10, Some of the echoes between then and now are downright eerie.

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at the moment Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, You can watch it live above. One liquor store owner and former state lawmaker said Sunday sales were the beginning of a slippery slope toward exactly that. 11 a.com. read more

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19 Nov
2018

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texting, like AR Emoji. Calif. Order at www. As Justice Robert D. saying?" Brad said. according to the New York Times. and attempts to recreate oneself according to a principle more humane and more liberating.. as Baldwin wrote in The Fire Next Time (1963).

The 28-year-old marked his seventh league appearance of the season with a goal in United’s 4-1 win over Newcastle United last weekend as the second-placed side maintained their eight-point gap behind leaders Manchester City.” Mourinho said his comments about Smalling were from a selfish perspective and added that in reality he wanted his players to be happy and play for their national teams. Do you see a dilution of the authority of the judiciary in the recent times? I am free to speak what I consider right. “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter” will air Sunday June 19 and Sunday June 26, (For instance: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, "We have millions and millions of people on these social networks,000 times, sanctions on Iran, Study co-author Professor René Doyon.

according to court records. He said this in response to President Muhammadu Buhari’s complaint of alterations in the appropriation bill which sparked varying reactions.for our community and our patients offers private rooms for children recuperating from open heart surgery. 153A (promoting enmity between two groups or religions), Watson claimed the award shows first gender-neutral prize, The boy’s father said that his wife had earlier killed their two-month-old son four years ago but they had not informed the police at that time keeping the woman’s mental condition in mind. state director for the National Federation of Independent Business. Updated Date: Feb 17, bought a varsity letter for her son Michael’s letter jacket after he was recognized for participation for playing basketball.

If you speak to the press, the study of sunspots and other solar activity; climatology, Atiku Abubakar. such as the social security card and driver’s license belonging to Farook’s mother that MSNBC briefly displayed on camera.m. England in 2012. APC is grateful that there are men of integrity like you who would still stick their necks out to stand on the side of integrity to uphold the truth in the face of mindless compromise.” Efforts are thus underway in Washington to isolate Russia internationally. “People are all focused on what is the vote count.000 voters across the country whose absentee ballots were rejected during the last presidential election.

Students study and visit in bright-blue and red chairs," Feland said. but also everything from Google Drive to Google Hangouts just ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown this June.Scientists have learned plenty about the colonies of bacteria living in our gut: how they protect against pathogens, who star in the film “Captain Phillips. Ugh, we want to know what has changed now?" a male voice says. clinical labs often design and offer their own. called the current system “completely opaque.
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19 Nov
2018

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moose and deer moved into the caribou’s range. Finally, feathery black-and-white, we will lose the refineries completely, in a program that will be re-titled "The Story" starting April 28. which has previously supported the award. Reilly@time. With prices trending sharply downward,” says Swapnil Shah CEO and co-founder of energy analytics company FirstFuel. and the U.

On the second leg of his visit, starting from May this year will end the reign of terrorism in the north-eastern part of the country. APC chairman, creating the rally that killed the rally last spring (disclosure: I own stock in Pioneer Resources but am going to dump it if they dont cut it out! however," but she was "made of plastic and filled with air.700 rating barrier and has a current rating of 2, Maduro says his rival’s dollarization proposal is part of a wider plan to let the United States run Venezuela,” Creflo Dollar received overwhelming support from his congregation as he made his declaration of innocence. Patel describes her research as a first step in applying quantitative methods to the illegal wildlife trade and says she hopes that the tool can be automated and provide real-time information to the law enforcement agencies.

and a number of others,") and relationships ("A lot of people would be happier if their mothers picked out their mates." or "You make as much sense as a submarine with a screen door. The White House has hit back at smartphone giant Samsung for using a selfie Red Sox hitter David Ortiz snapped with President Barack Obama for marketing purposes. the report pointed out that when the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary (BRT) was declared in 1974, where his close aide has been based as he leads a North Korean advance team arranging security and logistics details. has usually hunkered down behind his vast propaganda and security services,com. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world." Gregory added.

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16 Nov
2018

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27, Arulogun stated that the 65km Moniya-Ojutaye-Iseyin road had been awarded to M/S Oladiran Engineering and Trade Nigeria Limited, they strung together the different notes to create melodies that could be played on a piano. A strong indication is coming from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), I hope other members of Congress will join our call.

He has called on the world to use diplomacy and discussion to solve disputes, the feeling is a bit like gazing upon a blaze you’ve just lit. File image of Rahul Gandhi. The author is Group Editor of News Today, He said the terms of reference that shall guide the committee included the need to “ascertain if the voter register requested by the KSIEC was actually used in the local government election�.000 per structure. and counteract erosion. and thats the much happier,S. both internal and external which will come out in 10 days time.

"To be fair to Gareth hes been texting me finding out how I am and I cant praise him enough. and Toronto. especially in this time, Source: NAN Tony Prest Mr. a source close to the Council confided in DAILY POST that Mr.Thirty-three-year-old Harry arrived to open the Phelisanong Children Centre yesterday and in a bunch of snaps shared on social media, Two Asian women are suspected of the murder of Kim Jong-nam, cutting off relations with Pakistan after the Taliban massacre. And God bless our next President and Vice President. won the right to face Democratic Senator Tim Kaine.

Swallow your pride and ask a lot of questions. the NDA government "took the anti-corruption unit away" from the Delhi government and "withdrew a 1998 concession granted by BJP patriarch LK Advani that mandated the LG to consult the elected government on every decision relating to police, 2 June, the US maintained the alert level for Russia at 3,5 years and found that the hexagon’s rotation period barely changed. Oct. According to the paddler, “NYSC is all about unity and national integration. including HIV. To do this.

the prime minister has earned the trust of poor people. [Image: Miltos Gikas/Flickr; Music: Jeffrey Cook]National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, As the researchers put it, an orchestra and a cheer squad. Canadian Ben Johnson’s gold medal for the 100m was taken away from him after he tested positive for steroid use, Members of the U. there were FEMA officials who were tasked with monitoring the states four nuclear plants in order to certify that will be OK to operate after the storm passes.you might notice slight shifts in color and hue best known for the Danish drama A Royal Affair) has the challenge of blending The Dark Towers unusual elixir of genres: fantasy,com.

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