first_imgLarissa Burnouf APTN National NewsThe inquest into the death of Kinew James, 35, reconvened Monday in Saskatoon after being postponed last month when new documents surfaced.James died in her cell at the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon of an apparent heart attack.Several distress calls went unanswered.lburnouf@aptn.calast_img

first_imgPanaji: No one can dare to overthrow the BJP-led coalition government in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday. Sawant, while inaugurating the election campaign of Sidharth Kuncalienkar, BJP’s candidate for the May 19 by-election for Panaji, also said that the BJP would win the prestigious Assembly seat which has been held by the party for 25 years, during which it was largely represented by late Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. “I am saying this on purpose. I am certain that this government will complete the remaining three years. Our alliance partners, Vijai Sardesai or independent MLAs, are with us. We will complete three years in power. No one has the daring to overthrow this government,” Sawant said even as political experts insist that the future of the BJP-led coalition government in Goa depends on the results of the four by-elections in the state. Three Assembly by-elections for Shiroda, Mapusa and Mandrem have been held on April 23 while the bypoll in Panaji constituency, necessitated by the death of Manohar Parrikar, is scheduled for May 19. Both BJP and the Congress are currently tied at 14 MLAs each in the Assembly which is currently reduced to 36 MLAs and the BJP-led coalition government is currently hinged on a wafer thin majority. Sawant was appointed Chief Minister in March soon after the death of Parrikar. BJP’s Sidharth Kuncalienkar takes on Atanasio Monserrate of the Congress, Subhash Velingkar of the Goa Suraksha Manch and Valmiki Naik of the Aam Aadmi Party.last_img read more

MONTREAL — Canada’s sixth-largest bank is hiking its dividend and buying back some of its shares, National Bank announced Friday along with a second-quarter profit that beat analyst estimates by a wide margin.The Montreal-based bank said its adjusted earnings hit a record $369 million — up 6% from the same time last year. That equalled $2.08 per share, a 7% increase from $1.95 per share in the same quarter last year.National Bank’s net income also beat analyst estimates but was down year-to-year, due to an unusual $198-million gain that it recorded in the second quarter of its 2012 financial year.Net income equalled $2.49 per share, or $434 million, down from $553 million or $3.22 per share in the quarter ended April 30, 2012.Revenue dropped 8% to $1.386 billion from $1.499 billion.Analysts had been looking for National Bank to produce $1.98 per share in adjusted earnings and $1.99 per share in net income with $1.26 billion of revenue, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.The bank says its quarterly dividend on common shares will rise by 5% to 87 cents per share, starting with the August payout.It also announced a share buyback program that will enable it to repurchase and cancel up to 3,246,676 common shares in the 12 months beginning June 20.Canadian Press read more

Ohio State redshirt junior guard Kam Williams (15) and sophomore guard C.J. Jackson walk down the floor late in the second half against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe NBA released a list of early entry candidates for the 2017 NBA draft on Tuesday, and among those names was Ohio State redshirt junior shooting guard Kam Williams.The fourth-year guard set career-highs across the board, averaging 30.7 minutes, 9.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game in his first season as the regular point guard while starting in 29 of his team’s 32 games. He shot .391 from the field, including a .376 success percentage from beyond the arc. Williams also led the team shooting 91.9 percent (34-for-37) from the free-throw line.Williams is the second Buckeye player on this list, joining junior center Trevor Thompson who reportedly declared for the draft on March 14. read more

first_imgPrince Charles and Diana with a young Prince WilliamCredit:Reginald Davis/REX/Shutterstock The letters have now been made public after being donated to the  Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, in Simi Valley, California, following Mrs Reagan’s death, as part of a wish that her papers were left to the public record.The Mail on Sunday, which printed extracts from the letters, describes how the Prince struck up a friendship with the Reagans in 1974, when he was serving in the Royal Navy and spent a weekend at the home of Walter Annenberg, the then-US ambassador to Britain, in Palm Springs. Mr Reagan was then the Governor of California.The Prince, who was reportedly so charmed by Mrs Reagan that he told a friend he would have liked to kiss her to thank her for her welcome, continued to write to the First Lady until her death in 2016, using headed notepaper and his distinctive black ink. Princess Diana dances with John Travolta at the White House The Prince of Wales described the breakdown of his first marriage as a “kind of Greek tragedy”, it has been disclosed, as an extraordinary cache of letters to his confidante Nancy Reagan comes to light.A series of correspondence spanning four decades details the Prince’s feelings about the end of his marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales, in which he claims “it all keeps getting worse and worse”.The letter, dated June 21, 1992, is part of a collection of personal correspondence between the Prince and Mrs Reagan, the former US First Lady. Prince Charles talking to President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy at a private dinner in the White House in 1981 A 1992 letter, relating to the breakdown of the Royal marriage and addressed to My Dear Nancy, tells of the wider fall-out of his very public separation, admitting: “No one can really understand what it all means until it happens to you, which is why it all keeps getting worse and worse.“One day I will tell you the whole story. It is a kind of Greek tragedy and would certainly make a very good play!” Prince Charles with Mr and Mrs Reagan at a White House private dinner in 1981Credit:Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images US President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy welcome Prince Charles and Diana to the White House in 1985Credit: DON RYPKA/AFP/Getty Images In one, he tells how he took up reading literary classics as a distraction from media gossip, saying he hoped it would make him “wiser and more knowledgeable”. US President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy welcome Prince Charles and Diana to the White House in 1985 Prince Charles with Nancy Reagan in 1981Credit:Robin Platzer/Getty Images Prince Charles dances with First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1981 Prince Charles and Diana with a young Prince William Princess Diana dances with John Travolta at the White HouseCredit:AP Photo/Ronald Reagan Library In 1994, he details a radio prank in which a DJ telephoned him purporting to be from President Reagan’s office only to wish him happy birthday.   In 1985, in happier times, he had written to thank the Reagans for their hospitality and the White House gala at which Diana famously danced with actor John Travolta.“Diana still hasn’t got over dancing with John Travolta, Neil Diamond and Clint Eastwood in one evening not to mention the President of the United States as well!” the Prince told Mrs Reagan. In 1991, when a tell-all book about Mrs Reagan was published, which included salacious gossip about affairs and plastic surgery, he consoled her: “We live in an increasingly uncivilised world and if you happen to find yourself in a public position it becomes progressively more impossible to operate without every move being regarded as having an ulterior motive.”In a separate letter, he also complained about “yet another” dinner to raise funds, on that occasion for the Mary Rose restoration, calling them “the bane of my life”. One of the most poignant letters dated June 7, 2002, refers to death of the Queen Mother on March 30, with the Prince admitting: “I fear it has not been very easy to cope of late.“I have dreaded her eventual departure and now she leaves an enormous chasm in my life.”The letters are currently being examined by archivists and could go on public display in the future. 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.last_img read more

Two escapees from the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) on the Essequibo Coast were on Thursday sentenced to three years imprisonment each for robbery with aggravation.A section of the NOC facilityThey both appeared before Magistrate Ester Sam at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.A 16-year-old and 17-year-old – both residents of NOC – admitted to the charge.The prosecution is contending that the duo were arrested on August 23, 2017, and were later charged with robbery with aggravation committed on Ivelaw Lynch.Lynch is the second officer in charge of NOC. She was robbed of one BLU cellphone valued $5000 and one bunch keys valued $40,000. The robbery occurred on August 20, 2017.The 16-year-old was placed at the Juvenile Holding Centre until he turns 17 in September after which he will transferred to prison.This publication had reported that on August 20, eleven (six females and five males) inmates escaped from the New Opportunity Corps (NOC), Onderneeming, Essequibo Coast, on Sunday around 17:15hrs but were apprehend shortly after.Police had said that the “two females were recaptured shortly after and the others were recaptured about 06:00h this morning (Monday last) not far from the facility.”The 11 inmates escaped by stealing the keys to the facility and unlocking the doors.Just recently, two juvenile inmates had escaped (on July 24) from the facility and broke and entered the home of Member of Parliament Haimraj Rajkumar and stole boots, perfumes and clothing valued $129, 000.The teens, a 16-year-old of West Coast Berbice and a 17-year-old of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara were recaptured on July 26 and pleaded guilty to their crimes in court. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related read more

handball 2015handball qatar 2015herning handballQatar 2015 Draw for the World Championship 2015 qualifications will be held in Herning on Sunday – 13.00 hrs. Exactly 18 teams will get the rivals, which they have to beat on the road to Qatar 2015. World champion Spain, host nation Qatar and three more European teams – Denmark, Croatia and France got their tickets for the next big handball event.Pot 1: Austria, Belarus, Hungary, Iceland, Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Serbia and Sweden.Pot 2: Montenegro, Czech Republic, Norway, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Romania, Slovenia and Greece.Matches are scheduled for 7/8 or 14 / 15th of June. ← Previous Story Croatian headcoach Slavko Goluza: No one wants gold more than us! Next Story → Manolo Cadenas: “Our next goal is to become European champions” read more

first_imgWork is already underway to create a working Tricoder, but what about the phasers they use in Star Trek? Well, one guy working in his garage has taken the first steps towards creating one, and it does class as a legitimate weapon.The video above shows what looks to be a homemade phaser constructed by combining a classic Star Trek phaser casing (probably something like this) with a laser unit. Based on the video below, it looks likely to be the laser module from a PlayStation 3 Blu-ray drive, although there’s a number of high power laser pointers that would achieve similar results.You may also notice a smoke machine in the background of the video. That allows us the viewer to get all excited by actually seeing the laser on film. The balloon popping just confirms this could cause someone pain, and very easily blind them. And the sound the phaser makes? It could be added to the video, or the guy may have rigged up something inside the phaser casing to output the audio when the trigger is pressed.As you can see, the build isn’t exactly straightforward, and while it costs under $100 to build, that’s still a substantial payout for what is effectively a toy mod. Still, at the very least it’s going to confuse anyone you confront–probably more so if you’re wearing the correct attire.I think I’ll give this do-it-yourself phaser a miss though, and instead wait for a professional version that actually has different settings including the ability to strike multiple targets, as well as act as a welding torch or to cut through metal.last_img read more

first_imgAnyone picking up a used Wii U console in this post-holiday lull is in for a nice surprise. It seems that Nintendo decided to tie download games to individual consoles, meaning any games the previous owner downloaded can be re-downloaded, even on to a Wii U that has been completely wiped.You’d expect the games to be tied to a Nintendo Network account, but that doesn’t seem to be the case, or at least it doesn’t matter. If you create a brand new account on a used Wii U $789.00 at Amazon , you can still access the games the previous owner bought without jumping through any hoops.Nintendo has yet to comment on this, but surely it’s something that needs to change?Anyone selling their Wii U now probably isn’t going to invest in one again, but as time passes, and especially if Nintendo releases an updated version of the machine, old consoles get traded in and gamers want to keep their games. For the moment that isn’t possible and has the side effect of gifting those buying used machines free games to play.Chances are that a future Wii U patch will unlink the Nintendo Network account from the actual hardware. When that happens you’ll be able to wipe a machine of the ID as well as transfer it and your content to another console, thus solving the problem. How quickly that happens is anyone’s guess and probably won’t happen anytime soon. Remember, that massive day one patch won’t ship pre-installed on the Wii U until March.via CVGlast_img read more

14 Sep / 2019

SEOmoz Buys Followerwonk

first_imgSEOmoz, a Seattle-based provider of search engine and social optimization software, has dipped into its $18 million Series B round raised in May to buy Followerwonk, a Twitter analytics firm. The deal, which officially happened in June, but has now come to light following a couple months of tech integration, furthers SEOmoz’s push into social media marketing tool development. The deal is a small one, and terms were not technically released, but SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin says in a blog post that it was between $1 million and $4 million and included cash up front, incentivized payouts and SEOmoz stock. The “wonk” in Followerwonk’s name is highly appropriate. The software provides deep analytics on Twitter followers by searching bios, the data from which can be sorted, filtered and exported. It also features a “compare users” function that shows follower overlap between users. The meat of Followerwonk’s platform is its Analyze Followers function, which provides details on geographic concentration, influence scores, gender distribution, follower/following counts, age, usage levels, language distribution and most active hours. The Followerwonk platform has been integrated into SEOmoz’s search marketing optimization software, which, says the company, has about 15,000 paid subscribers. Fishkin says SEO has played a big role for digital marketers, but social now is where the interest is particularly acute. “Companies are looking into alternative ways to do marketing on the web that’s not merely advertising,” he says. “Inbound marketing is a new frontier. The growth in SEO has been big in the last decade, and that will continue, but the trends in SEO and social are so intertwined. The person responsible for SEO is required to manage some social accounts and vice versa. That overlap is where we see the tools going as well.”last_img read more

1 Sep / 2019


first_imgHello everyone, I just don’t know what to say; such sad news about so many of our musicians and friends of musicians and the community. I promise you I am not starting an obituary section of the Rambling Rose column. It is unbelievable. I have never seen anything like it. As you see from my pictures, in the recent weeks we have lost many of our musical artists and family members.  May God give those left to mourn peace. Please keep them in your prayers.(From left to right) Kenneth Burton, the husband of Joyce Burton passed away last week; Michele Anderson, the sister of Baltimore’s own retired song stylist, “Lady Rebecca” passed away last week; Willa Bland, the founder of Flair Studio of Dance and Modeling and the mother of Andrea Bland-Travis passed away last week; and Romaine Rucks, the wife of Baltimore’s own keyboardist Bobby Rucks passed away last week.I would like to include the sick and shut-ins who are known very well in our community who also need your prayers; those who are in the hospital or who had surgery and are recuperating at home. They include, musician and my masonic brother, PGP Richard V. Johnson, who was admitted to Mercy Hospital last week and Judson Hughes, long time member of Arch Social Club had heart surgery, but is at home recuperating.John Lamkin Favorites Jazz Quintet featuring John Lamkin II on trumpet and flugelhorn; Michael Hairston on sax; Justin Taylor on piano, Michael Graham on bass and Jesse Moody on drums will perform on March 2 and Saturday 3, 9 p.m-11 p.m. at the Twins Jazz, 1344 U. Street NW in Washington, DC.St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church presents “Seven Last Words according to Jazz,” featuring the Greg Hatza Organization on March 4, at 3 p.m. at St. Gregory’s, 1542 N. Gilmor Street in Baltimore. Fish dinners on sale. For more information, call 410-298-5602.Jazz Expressways Foundation, will host their Jazz Breakfast Show featuring Nevitta Ruddy and Company on March 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Liberty Heights Ave. Tickets include Buffet breakfast, vendors, dancing, BYOB and free set-ups.Well, my dear friends, make sure you check out the John Lamkin show at the Twins Jazz Club in DC, nothing more to report at this time or have room in my column for this week. I promise next time hopefully, more positive things to talk about. In the meantime, be good to each other and remember if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at Until the next time, I’m musically yours.last_img read more

first_img by NPR News Barbara Campbell 8.23.19 11:53pm A jury has convicted Michael Drejka, a white Florida man, who fatally shot an unarmed black man, Markeis McGlockton, in July 2018.Drejka’s defense used the state’s “stand your ground” law, saying he feared for his safety when the two men got in an argument over the use of a handicapped-accessible space in a convenience store parking lot in Clearwater.Prosecutors said the incident began when Drejka confronted McGlockton’s girlfriend as she sat in the car, which was parked in a handicapped space. They said McGlockton was in the store and when he returned with the couple’s 5-year-old son, the dispute escalated and McGlockton shoved Drejka to the ground.Surveillance video of the scene shows Drejka, who has a concealed-carry permit, draw his weapon and fire one fatal shot at McGlockton.Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri didn’t initially arrest Drejka because he believed the “stand your ground” law applied.The law, as described by The Associated Press, is a lengthy one that “generally says a shooting is justified if a reasonable person under those circumstances would believe they are in danger of death or great bodily harm. But it also says the shooter could not have instigated the altercation.” Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Drejka told deputies, “When he was on the ground … he was in fear … that the next thing that’s going to happen is that he’s going to be reattacked by McGlockton.”Several weeks later, after protests, Drejka was charged with manslaughter by the state attorney’s office.Jurors took six hours to settle on the verdict. During deliberations, the jurors sent the judge a note saying they were confused by the self-defense law, according to The AP. The judge said he could only read them the law again.When the guilty verdict was announced, the Tampa Bay Times reports, “In the front row of the gallery, McGlockton’s girlfriend, Britany Jacobs, threw up her hands and clapped. A woman broke into sobs. McGlockton’s father pressed his elbows into his knees as supporters squeezed his shoulder. His mother embraced family.”The judge ordered Drejka to be held in custody until sentencing. He could get up to 30 years in prison.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR. Florida Man Found Guilty Of Manslaughter Despite ‘… last_img read more

first_imgSean Payton’s 4th and 1 fake punt sneak with backup QB Taysom Hill while trailing the Eagles 14-0 in the second quarter of their Divisional Round matchup flipped the momentum when New Orleans was on the ropes, and the call was based on a lot more than hunch.It turns out the Saints had discovered a tendency on film when Philly went to their “punt safe” coverage where Fletcher Cox was basically going through the motions. When Sean Payton saw the same look last Sunday, he gave the green light on the game-changing play.NFL Films broke down the tape of Cox dogging it in the same look during Philly’s Wild Card win over the Bears, and if you like x’s and o’s, this clip shows the film study that led to the call.The NFL is a game of inches and preparation. This play is the perfect example of both leading to a huge W.Never take plays off.👀 Incredible video:On one of the biggest plays of the game, the Saints WANTED to run a fake punt into the Eagles *regular defense* because they knew Fletcher Cox was going to play passively from film study. They ran right at him & converted the 1st down.— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) January 17, 2019last_img read more

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 3 min read January 30, 2015 Maybe the epic Microsoft co-founder just hasn’t met Cubic yet?Bill Gates is apprehensive of artificial intelligence (AI). In a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” this week, the tech entrepreneur said he is worried about the potential threat AI poses to humankind. “I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don’t understand why some people are not concerned.”Not to say that Gates doesn’t know what he is talking about. But I do humbly wonder if he has ever had a wee little robot talk fondly about him before.Because I have. And it’s kinda the best thing ever.Related: Intel’s Futurist: We’ll Soon Be Living In ComputersThe team at Palo Alto, Calif.-based Cubic Robotics wanted to get my attention. And — take note, PR firms — they did. I fell for their pitch hook line and sinker. In the video they sent me below, little robot Cubic says it wants to be an entrepreneur when it grows up and that, to learn about entrepreneurs, it reads all of *my* stories at Entrepreneur. Clever, and admittedly a bit ego-boosting.Have a look:“Hey Cubic. What if Catherine wrote about you?” asks Ivan Crewkov, the chief marketing officer at the tech company. To which the little robot (I am subconsciously personifying this square cube, by calling it “little”) responds, “That would be incredible. Do you think she will?”The video is endearing, but it also demonstrates, in 30 seconds (PR tip No. 2: reporters are always on deadline and always busy and always behind) how Cubic works. After the exchange, Crewkov asks Cubic to email me.That’s the idea behind this device: It’s a digital personal assistant. But it also has some amount of “personality.” The device has raised more than its $100,000 goal on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. Campaign backers can purchase their own little Cubic for $195 with expected delivery in November.Related: People Prefer Robot Bosses, Study ShowsCubic syncs with all of your various social media accounts and technology devices and gives you friendly reminders, offers to email people, orders take out. Have a look at the video, embedded below, which walks through a day with two people using Cubic.It’s a bit future-forward, Jetsons-feeling. The idea of being automatically reminded by a cute little dude that I am dressed inappropriately for my commute to work does sound pretty helpful. Cubic sits in that spot between exciting and maybe a tiny bit uncomfortable — somewhere like where Joaquin Phoenix wanted you to stew his movie, Her, in which his character falls in love with an operating system.Related: ‘Her’ Got Us Thinking. Can You Love — Like, Really Love — Your Technology?What do you think? How do you feel about having a little robot help you around the house? Leave a comment below and let us know.center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

first_imgEid al-Fitr means “festival of breaking the fast” and marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadaan. It is celebrated for three days and on the morning of the first day, Muslims gather for prayer.Eid is also infused with different traditions in different countries.Most people use the three days of Eid for visitations.Other traditions include Eidee (money given to kids on Eid) and wearing new clothes.Eid-ul-Fitr – also spelled as Eid al-Fitar and Eid ul-Fitr – is the most important festival of the followers of Islam.Known to be originated by Prophet Muhammad, Eid is a day of no fasting.It comes at the end of the month of Ramadaan, during which morning till evening fasting is a daily ritual.The first Eid of the year, Eid-ul-Fitr, falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal or Shawwl.The celebration of Eid was started by Prophet Muhammad. Some traditions believe that it was on the Prophet’s arrival at Madinah that he observed its people indulging in recreational activities. It was then that he suggested the two days of Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha as the two better days of enjoying oneself.Since then, Muslims worldwide observe this day as the one to remember God and offer prayers in His praise.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

first_imgVisitScotland launches first ever global campaignVisitScotland is bringing the spirit of Scotland to life in its first ever global campaign and social movement.Launched to the world this week by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the campaign aims to raise the spirit and profile of Scotland to the highest it has ever been in history by igniting the power of a nation behind tourism.VisitScotland’s Chairman Mike Cantlay launched the Spirit campaign at a series of events in Sydney and Melbourne this week. In Sydney he was joined by local identity and Museum of Contemporary Art Director, Liz Anne McGregor OBE, to celebrate the longstanding links between Scotland and Australia. The Chairman will also be guest of honour at the annual Scots Day event in Bendigo this coming Saturday the 13 February.The campaign will evoke emotion in all those who encounter it worldwide through TV, radio, print, digital advertising and social media.In Scotland on February 10, The First Minister was joined by stunt bike athlete and viral sensation Danny MacAskill to reveal the initiative, alongside well-known faces that embody the spirit of Scotland including Social Bite entrepreneur, Josh Littlejohn and Olympic athlete, Laura Muir.The campaign is one of a series of initiatives that fundamentally change the way VisitScotland markets and sells the country around the world. An inspirational and interactive new website has also been launched to enable every tourism business and organisation to drive new business, helping tourism reach its ambition of £1 billion growth by 2020.A key focus of this campaign will be the #ScotSpirit movement which seeks to go beyond standard destination marketing and impact every industry, business and person.People across the world will be asked to share their experience of the spirit of Scotland through #ScotSpirit and in doing so become part of a special movement with social, economic and charitable aims.To start the conversation, VisitScotland has introduced ‘The Seven Spirits of Scotland’ – key traits that can be found within the characters of the people and landscapes of the country:WARMTHHUMOURGUTSSPARKSOULDETERMINATIONFUNThe Seven Spirits will be used throughout the campaign, encouraging visitors, residents and those who just love Scotland to reveal what the Scottish spirit means to them. VisitScotlandSource = VisitScotlandlast_img read more

first_img August 20, 2012 446 Views Agents & Brokers Home Prices Home Sales Home Values Housing Affordability Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2012-08-20 Esther Cho After surveying more than 1,800 active home sellers, “”Redfin””: found that some of its customers are holding back from selling now because they believe patience will pay off in the form of higher offers for their home.[IMAGE]The survey revealed that 38 percent of respondents plan to wait more than a year before selling their home, while 25 percent said they plan on selling now. About 36 percent of homeowners plan on waiting somewhere between 3 months and 12 months. “”The would-be sellers we surveyed have made it clear that inventory is not going to meaningfully increase any time in 2012, which will limit sales volume gains-and the lift that real estate delivers to the economy this year,”” said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. “”We believe the main problem is not, as conventional wisdom would have it, that people can’t sell because they’re underwater on their mortgage. The problem with sales volume is that most home-owners just don’t want to sell.””More than a quarter (27 percent) of respondents said now is a bad time to sell as opposed to only 13 percent who said now is a good time to sell. Half of the respondents were in the middle and said now is an OK time to sell.[COLUMN_BREAK]Most respondents view the market as one that is favorable toward buyers, with 60 percent stating now is a good time to buy and only 3 percent stating now is a bad time to buy. San Diego homeowner Jane MacKenzie stated, “”I’ve carefully tracked prices on comparable homes in my neighborhood, but they have not yet risen to the level at which I’d want to sell; thus my desire to wait until spring 2013 (tentatively) and reevaluate the comps situation. Hopefully by then some of the volatility in the stock market and the U.S./international scary headlines may have settled down a bit.””Homeowners expressed optimism for future home prices, with 80 percent believing they are bound to get a higher price for their home after a year or two. The optimism though is somewhat restrained, with 65 percent of respondents believing prices will rise by a little in a year, and just 7 percent believing they will rise by a lot. Twenty-one percent believe prices will stay the same. With rental prices increasing, almost half (46 percent) of respondents stated they are considering renting out their home instead of selling. Redfin explained the move towards renting over selling is likely a factor pushing down inventory as would-be sellers buy a new home and rent out their former primary residence. The biggest concern for sellers this year was the economy (49 percent), followed by short sales/foreclosures (34 percent), financing trouble (30 percent), and the anticipation for prices to rise (28 percent). Relocation (30 percent) and a life events (30 percent) were the two main reasons homeowners made plans to sell.The survey was conducted between August 10 to August 15 and included 1,816 people across 20 metropolitan markets. Sharecenter_img Sellers Hold Off to See If Home Prices Will Rise in Origination, Servicinglast_img read more

first_imgViking has launched its World of Viking sale, with a range of offers on both river and ocean cruises, many with free or discounted flights, stateroom upgrades, free city extensions and savings of up to $4,000 per couple. Offers are available until 30 November 2018, unless sold out prior.“We have curated a selection of offers with handpicked itineraries that showcase the World of Viking. We’re known for being the ‘Thinking Person’s Cruise Line,’ with an emphasis on cultural immersion and personal discovery. If your guests yearn to really discover something new – not just skim the surface – Viking is for them and now is the time to book their next adventure.” said Michelle Black, Viking Managing Director Australia and New Zealand.Viking is supporting trade with a marketing toolkit that is available on the Viking travel agent portal. Collateral includes ocean and river flyers, individual itinerary flyers, Facebook tiles and an email signature.Agents can find additional information by emailing agentssaleVikinglast_img read more

first_imgJune 1, 2015Saturday’s performances filled the East Crescent with looped sounds and beautifully haunting voices that echoed from the buildings and the Mesas.[photos by Colleen Connery, text by Hildi Cruz]Mas Ysa began his set fully dressed but we knew he was getting down to business when his shoes came off.Julie Byrne, Majical Claudz and Holly Herndon performed as well.Cosanti Foundation Director Jeff Stein took the stage to introduce Hundred Waters and gave an awesome speech about what it is that we do here at Arcoanti.The evening came to bursting end when event curators and masterminds Hundred Waters performed. The whole amphitheater was buzzing punch drunk with delight, singing along and dancing.HUNDRED WATERS More to come.last_img read more

28 Feb / 2019

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