Property sales market ‘not come to a complete standstill yet’

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Property sales market ‘not come to a complete standstill yet’ previous nextHousing MarketProperty sales market ‘not come to a complete standstill yet’Zoopla says its latest cities index shows activity down by only 15% week-on-week but paints a gloomy picture for the coming months as sales agreed dip by nearly two thirds, it predicts.Nigel Lewis26th March 202001,090 Views The housing market has not come to a complete standstill yet, Zoopla has claimed, revealing that ‘sales agreed’ have only dipped by 15% week-on-week, and are only 4% down on the same time last year.But this is not likely to last, the figures from Zoopla’s UK Cities House Price Index reveal. It predicts that next month and beyond sales agreed are likely to be reduce by 80%.The index also predicts that, overall, housing transactions are due to dip by nearly two thirds over the next three months as the Coronavirus-induced economic deep freeze takes hold.Zoopla says buyer demand for properties dipped last week by 40% compared to the week before.This takes demand back to where it was a year ago and sadly wipes out the gains the gains enjoyed by the property market following the General Election.People have also been abandoning sales in greater numbers, and the number of fall-through increased by 60% last week compared to the week before, while the number of new buyers in the market has slumped.“The initial impact of external shocks is to reduce consumer confidence and put a brake on housing demand and the number of people moving home, which we can see in our latest figures,” says Richard Donnell (left), Director of Research and Insight at Zoopla.“We do not expect any immediate impact on prices. Beyond this, the outlook for house prices largely depends upon how the Government’s major package of support for business and households reduces the scale of the economic impact.”Read more about Coronavirus. UK Cities House Price Index sales agreed housing market Richard Donnell Zoopla March 26, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Canada launches public inquiry of deadliest mass shooting

first_imgBut in recent days there have been several demonstrations in Nova Scotia, supported by 37 senators, calling on authorities to go further and launch a public inquiry.A public inquiry will provide investigators with additional powers, including summoning witnesses and compelling them to appear for testimony or provide documents.In addition to the shooting, Wortman had a long criminal history, according to reports by a media consortium that had access to federal police documents.For several years Wortman had been dealing in weapons and drugs brought over from the US state of Maine that he hid in secret compartments at several of his properties. Canadian police were criticized for using Twitter to warn the public that an armed suspect was on the loose, rather than issuing a formal emergency alert.Topics : “We have heard calls from families, survivors, advocates, and Nova Scotia Members of Parliament for more transparency,” he said in a statement.The killing spree was carried out by a male dental health care professional identified as Gabriel Wortman, 51. Authorities said he was wearing a police uniform, driving a mock police car and had several guns with him, including at least one assault-style weapon.Police gunned down Wortman on April 19 after a 150-kilometer manhunt, during which time the gunman shot dead 22 people, including a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) constable.The government announced last week it was launching an independent probe to determine why police took more than 12 hours to stop the shooter. Canada said Tuesday it was launching a public inquiry into the country’s deadliest mass shooting to shed light on the tragedy and respond to demands for transparency by victims’ families.The Nova Scotia arson and shooting rampage that killed 22 people April 18-19 ended with police gunning down the shooter after a 13-hour manhunt.Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair said that Canadians “deserve answers to how such a tragedy could occur” as he announced the full public inquiry.last_img read more

DraftKings Week 4 Sunday Showdown: Picks, advice for Vikings-Bears NFL DFS

first_imgIn the late-afternoon window on Sunday of Week 4, we get quite the defensive duel when the Vikings travel to Chicago to take on the Bears. It’s a fascinating matchup for those creating DraftKings Showdown lineups. On one side you have Minnesota RB Dalvin Cook, who can’t stop running for 100 yards in every game, and on the other, you’ve got the ferocious Bears defense. Minnesota’s defense has been good, too, and it gets to go after Mitchell Trubisky, who hadn’t been good until the first half of last week’s Monday Night Football game. How should NFL DFS single-game players approach things?Matters are more complicated for the Bears by the potential absence of MNF hero Taylor Gabriel. He caught three TDs in the first half, a career day in every respect for the dimunitive receiver that Chicago calls ‘Turbo.’ But he’s in concussion protocol and might not be ready. With all that in mind, we had to decide which way to lean, and in the end, we went for the Bears as the home team with the talented defense. WEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerThe biggest shift from past Showdown lineups comes in how cheap a captain we go with. We’ll try to take advantage of Gabriel’s potential absence with second-year WR Anthony Miller. At the 1.5x points the captain slot gets us, even a decent game by Miller will more than return value out of that slot while giving us tons of freedom in our other five lineup spots. WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPDraftKings Showdown Picks: Vikings vs. BearsCAPTAIN (1.5x points, 1.5x price): WR Anthony Miller, Bears ($3,600)Miller’s price is dirt cheap, and he’s looking at an increased role with Taylor Gabriel racing against time to clear concussion protocol in time. (Update: Gabriel has been ruled out.) I don’t feel terrible about Miller even if Gabriel plays, but it looks like that won’t happen. As the No. 2 receiver with Allen Robinson getting hounded by Xavier Rhodes, this could be the perfect game for Miller to break out.FLEX RB David Montgomery, Bears ($8,200)It feels like I keep writing Showdown lineups and including Montomgery. His price is still solid, and he keeps getting the most work in the Chicago backfield. He should get a few catches and double-digit carries, so he’ll have a shot at returning value. FLEX RB Dalvin Cook, Vikings ($11,600)There’s an argument to be made against Cook in this matchup. But after going with a cheap captain, the prices don’t break down well enough on this slate to avoid him. Cook has topped 100 rushing yards in every game, so even if that declines to 80 and a score against a tough defense, we’ll take that. FLEX WR Adam Thielen, Vikings ($10,400)Stefon Diggs isn’t involved enough in what’s become a run-heavy offense to warrant consideration over Thielen. The Vikings’ top wideout even got a rushing touchdown last week. That probably won’t happen again, but he should lead Minnesota in targets and have a great floor-ceiling combination. FLEX QB Mitchell Trubisky, Bears ($9,400) We gotta take a quarterback on this slate, and can’t use Kirk Cousins against the Bears defense. That leaves us with Trubisky coming off his three-TD first half on Monday Night Football, so hopefully he links up with Miller a bunch.FLEX D/ST Chicago Bears ($5,600)Using the Vikings two best offensive players and then the defense facing them feels a bit weird, but this is more of a turnover bet. The Bears should turn Minnesota over multiple times while also racking up some sacks. That won’t preclude Cook and Thielen from having good games, though.last_img read more

A’s manager Bob Melvin wins Manager of the Year for third time

first_imgIt’s Melvin’s … Click here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device.OAKLAND — Few people in baseball are having a better offseason than Bob Melvin.Two weeks after getting a contract extension through 2021, the A’s manager was named American League Manager of the Year.Melvin received 18 of the 30 first-place votes for the award given out by Baseball Writers’ Association of America, finishing ahead of Boston’s Alex Cora (7) and Kevin Cash (5) of the Tampa Bay Rays.last_img

FourWhere Mashes Up Foursquare and Google Maps

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Location#news#web frederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Sooner or later, every popular web service with an API spawns a Google Maps mashup. FourWhere, which launches today, combines data from the increasingly popular location-based social network Foursquare with a Google Maps-based interface. Thanks to this, you can now easily find Foursquare venues around your current location or a location you plan to visit. The site was developed by social media analytics service Sysomos.The FourWhere service itself is pretty basic. You simply browse the Google Maps interface and a right-click anywhere on the map will bring up a menu that allows you to either see nearby venues on the map or user comments about these nearby venues. In the future, Sysomos also plans to add additional services based on the company’s extensive database of social media sources. First Step Towards Integrating LBS Analytics Into Sysomos’ Main ServicesAs Sysomos co-founder Nilesh Bansal told us, the company plans to bring location-based sources – including Foursquare – to Heartbeat and MAP, Sysomos’ professional social media and analytics and media monitoring applications. For Sysomos, launching a free service is just a first stop towards learning more about this space. As services like Foursquare, Gowalla and others continue to gain momentum and slowly inch towards the mainstream, social media monitoring services like Sysomos or Radian6 need to give their customers to monitor these communities. If these services go mainstream, a bad comment on Foursquare about a restaurant could easily have the same effect as a negative Twitter message or Yelp review. last_img read more

MFLN “Network News” – January 2017

first_imgFireworks by Nidan, Pixabay CC0Happy New Year from the MFLN! I love the hopefulness and optimism of starting a new year and I particularly enjoy snuggling by the fire with my dog while reflecting on my goals and aspirations for the coming year.  If you’ve got one you know that dogs are great listeners!The MFLN is well positioned as we think about and plan our upcoming programming. The concentration areas built a solid collaborative foundation in 2016 (more about that next month) and I am excited to see the new and innovative programming on the horizon in the coming year.  We have two online conferences or virtual learning events (VLE) planned for 2017.  The Personal Finance team offers their annual VLE in June.  We’re also pleased to announce that we will be offering a virtual conference in early fall focusing on a larger, interdisciplinary issue.  Stayed tuned for more details on this exciting fall virtual conference.Planning is also well underway for concentration area-specific events.  January features a two-part series on chronic illness relevant for practitioners focused on families, wellness, nutrition and caregiving. Additional topics covered this spring include the new blended retirement system, foreclosures, gluten-free research and Celiac disease.Consider including participating in a MFLN webinar in your 2017 professional goals. Registration is always free and many events include free CEUs.In 2017, as always, we’re looking forward to connecting and learning with you via social media and our webinars, podcasts, and videos.If there is a topic you’d like to see in 2017 please comment below or email us [email protected], have a Happy New Year!Sarah BaughmanNational Project Leader, MFLNlast_img read more

Tribal body against Assam Accord clause

first_imgA tribal body has opposed the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord, saying it will threaten the very existence of the “real indigenous” people.Clause 6 is meant to guarantee the constitutional safeguards for the Assamese. Attempts to define who is an Assamese in the multi-ethnic Assam have not been successful. “The Assamese want to guarantee their political rights and facilities and impose their language, culture and religion on the tribal communities through the implementation of Clause 6,” the Bodoland Janajati Suraksha Mancha said in a statement.“This has been a conspiracy for 400 years. We appeal to the Centre not to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. If the constitutional safeguards are required, they are for the tribal communities, who are real bhumiputra [sons of the soil]. The tribals are not Assamese and they have their own language, culture and history,” said the Mancha, which claims to represent the Bodos and other tribes in the Bodoland Territorial Council.But the All Assam Tribal Sangha welcomed the Centre’s decision to constitute a 13-member committee to work out a plan to implement Clause 6.last_img read more

Boxship Catches Fire off Singapore

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license A 9,092 TEU containership owned by China’s COSCO Shipping Lines caught fire on August 23, while it was en route to Singapore. As informed, a dense smoke was detected in hold number 4 of MV COSCO Shipping Thames voyage 6E.The crew activated the fire extinguisher system and subsequently put out the fire, German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd said.At the time of the incident, the boxship was carrying more than 30 containers which were not affected by the fire.An investigation into the causes of the fire has been launched.Due to the longer stay in Singapore, the vessel is likely to bypass its call at Hong Kong port. COSCO Shipping Thames departed for China’s Yangshan Port on August 29, the ship’s AIS data from VesselsValue shows.“We very much regret any inconvenience caused, which in this case is beyond our control,” Hapag-Lloyd further said.Built in 2017, the vessel is deployed in the Asia to South America Eastcoast (ASE) service.last_img read more

Giving Back Fund To Host Annual Philanthropy Summit

first_imgThe Giving Back Fund, a national nonprofit organization that provides philanthropic consulting and management to professional athletes, entertainers, other high-profile individuals, and corporations, will hold their fifth annual Sports and Entertainment Philanthropy Summit in New York on May 6 and May 7.The Summit will focus exclusively on sports and entertainment philanthropy, providing practical advice and expertise targeted to Executive Directors, Development Directors, pro teams’ Community Relations personnel, celebrities’ families and friends, and others who are currently advising celebrity-associated charities.Speakers include: Todd Jacobson, Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility at the National Basketball Association (NBA); Lois Backon, Executive Director of Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase; Robin Bronk, CEO at the Creative Coalition; Sheila Kelly, Vice President of Development at the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and Peter Wilderotter, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.The Summit will present world-renowned experts in the areas of cause-marketing and sponsorship success, board development and governance, fundraising, public relations, and legal issues, with a special emphasis on the unique challenges and opportunities associated with celebrity charities. The Summit is also an excellent opportunity to network with decision makers for athlete and celebrity associated charities.Stephanie Sandler, Senior Vice President of The Giving Back Fund said, ” Those of us who are working in the field of sports and entertainment philanthropy rarely have the opportunity to spend any concentrated time with our colleagues. So much can be learned from each others’ successes and challenges, some of which are very unique to celebrity philanthropy.”Sponsors for the Summit include Annual Registration Management, Britton Gallagher, Witt/Kieffer, JP Morgan, and UPrinting.comFor more information on the Summit or to register, please visit www.GivingBack.org.last_img read more

Katy Perry And Staples Make Roar Happen For Teachers

first_imgStaples, Inc. is teaming up with global pop music superstar Katy Perry to “Make Roar Happen” and celebrate and support teachers during the back-to-school season.Katy Perry poses with students and teachers from local LA elementary schools at the Staples Make Roar Happen press conferenceCredit/Copyright: Matt Sayles/Invision for Staples/AP ImagesStaples is building on its long history of supporting teachers, students, and education by donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has helped fund more than 450,000 classroom projects for teachers and impacted more than 11 million students.To encourage teachers, parents and students around the country to ‘Make Roar Happen’ Staples will become the presenting sponsor of the North American leg of Katy Perry’s Prismatic World Tour, which resumes on June 22 in Raleigh, N.C.“‘Make Roar Happen’ with Katy Perry builds on Staples’ commitment to teachers in a new and engaging way,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, North American stores and online marketing, Staples. “With music that inspires people worldwide, Katy Perry is a powerful voice to encourage people to ‘Roar’ and recognize teachers for their impact both inside and outside the classroom. Our $1 million donation will help teachers supply their classrooms just in time for back to school.”“I’m glad to partner with Staples on my Prismatic World Tour to raise awareness and funds for DonorsChoose.org, and to remind my fans that a small gesture can make a large impact on the very basic materials classrooms need for teachers to help students reach their full potential,” said Katy Perry.A recent Staples survey revealed that 75% of parents of teen students believe a lack of school supplies is a significant challenge for schools today. Most teachers spend an average of $408.71 of their own money each year to provide supplies and materials for their classrooms. Staples’ customers are invited to ‘Make Roar Happen’ and help their local teachers by donating $1 to DonorsChoose.org at their local Staples store or online at www.staples.com/makeroarhappen. Donations will be used to fund classroom projects in the community where the donation was made.“We so appreciate the tremendous support from Staples, its loyal customers, and Katy Perry, helping teachers and students across the country,” said Charles Best, Founder and CEO, DonorsChoose.org. “The hard work and dedication teachers provide should not come at their own expense. The ‘Make Roar Happen’ campaign is an incredible vehicle to help fulfill the classroom dreams of teachers and students.”Win A Trip to Meet Katy PerryBeginning on June 25, fans will have a chance to win a trip to Los Angeles to meet Katy Perry and attend her concert on Sept. 19 at the Staples Center by entering the ‘Make Roar Happen’ Video Sweepstakes. Everyone is invited to create videos ‘Roaring’ about their educational goals, inspirational teachers, or how education has positively affected their lives. To enter, upload your ‘Roar’ video at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen. Entries must be submitted before 11:59 PM ET on Sept. 3, and participants must be 18 years or older. Participants are encouraged to share their videos on their social channels using the hashtag #MakeRoarHappen. See official rules at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen.Win Tickets to see Katy Perry The Prismatic World Tour Presented by StaplesCustomers who spend $10 or more at any Staples store will receive a unique code(s) based on the total amount spent. Code(s) will be provided on their store receipt to enter online at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen for a chance to win two tickets to a concert in the U.S. portion of the Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour Presented by Staples. To win tickets, participants must enter the code on their purchase receipt from June 1 to Sept. 25 at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen. See official rules at Staples.com/MakeRoarHappen.last_img read more