Royal LePage downgrades Q4 housing price forecast; expecting seven per cent increase

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:24:59 GMT

Royal LePage downgrades Q4 housing price forecast; expecting seven per cent increase Real estate firm Royal LePage is forecasting the aggregate price of a home in Canada will increase seven per cent in the final quarter of 2023 compared with the same period last year, downgrading its previous outlook of 8.5 per cent.The decrease reflects a sluggish third quarter in which the national aggregate home price rose 3.6 per cent year over year to $802,900, but fell 0.8 per cent on a quarterly basis.More than half of the 63 regional markets analyzed by the company for its latest house price survey posted a quarter-over-quarter price decline in the third quarter as sales activity softened.“While many Canadians have adjusted to the increased cost of borrowing, elevated interest rates continue to impact activity in markets across the country,” stated the report, released Thursday.Aggregate home prices in the Toronto and Vancouver regions fell 2.8 per cent and 1.8 per cent, respectively, compared with the previous quarter, while the Greater Montreal Area posted a 0....

Trudeau visits Yellowknife during tour of wildfire areas in Northwest Territories

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:24:59 GMT

Trudeau visits Yellowknife during tour of wildfire areas in Northwest Territories YELLOWKNIFE — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is continuing his tour of the fire-ravaged Northwest Territories today in Yellowknife.Trudeau is scheduled to make a housing announcement then attend a roundtable discussion with the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce.The capital’s 20,000 residents were forced out of their homes for three weeks in the summer due to an encroaching wildfire.Flames didn’t enter the city but destroyed most buildings and homes in Enterprise, a hamlet of 100 people near Hay River.Trudeau toured that area Wednesday, walking among burned-out homes and vehicles as he spoke with officials.The territory saw nearly 70 per cent of its population displaced by wildfires and a record amount of land burned during the fire season.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 12, 2023.The Canadian Press

Daily horoscope for October 12, 2023

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:24:59 GMT

Daily horoscope for October 12, 2023 Moon Alert: Avoid shopping or making important decisions from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EDT today (1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT). After that, the Moon moves from Virgo into Libra.Happy Birthday for Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023:You have strong opinions and often are the center of attention because you’re energetic and larger than life. You’re skillful at helping others. This is a slower paced year. It’s time to rejuvenate your energies and your own life. Focus on business and personal relationships, and concentrate on your personal needs.ARIES(March 21-April 19) ★★★Timing is everything, and today is an excellent time to wrap up business at work or with any task that has your attention. Not only will you see ways to improve your work, you can also see how to improve your health today. Perhaps you’ll see how to improve your closest relationships as well. Tonight: Cooperate.TAURUS(April 20-May 20) ★★★★This is a strong day for creative, artistic people, as well as those involved ...

EU had 5.24 million school teachers in 2021

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:24:59 GMT

EU had 5.24 million school teachers in 2021 In 2021, 5.24 million teachers were employed in primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education in the EU (ISCED levels 1-3). To celebrate World Teachers’ Day, we are highlighting the most recent data on teachers.As in previous years, women continued to make up the majority of the teaching workforce, accounting for 73% (3.8 million) of teachers employed in primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education in 2021, while men accounted for 27% (1.43 million).Source dataset: educ_uoe_perp01In terms of age, in 2021, only 8% (393 428 teachers) of the total teaching workforce were younger than 30 years old in these three education levels in the EU. In contrast, 2.1 million teachers were 50 or older, accounting for 39% of teachers at these levels.Almost half of the male teachers over 50 taught in upper secondary educationIn primary and secondary education (ISCED levels 1-3), nearly half (46%) of the male teachers over 50 were teaching in upper secondary education, while 38% wer...

Miss Manners: What should I do when my co-workers glare at me?

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:24:59 GMT

Miss Manners: What should I do when my co-workers glare at me? DEAR MISS MANNERS: I work for a municipality, and while I am fairly new to my specific job, I am not new to municipal government. However, this is a very small city and the work environment is close quarters.Related ArticlesAdvice | Miss Manners: What’s a polite way of saying ‘you weren’t our first pick’? Advice | Miss Manners: A virtual stranger hijacked our lunch date. What could we have done? Advice | Miss Manners: I wasn’t going to let a runty lobster ruin my carefully planned dinner Advice | Miss Manners: What could I have said to this blithe line-jumper? Advice | Miss Manners: My wife insists this is a rule about children’s birthday parties Whether because of the city’s size or just the mentality of the people employed here, it is not a very progressive workplace. A lot of the people I work with use derogatory and inappropriate language, speak ill of the pu...

Person fatally shot in Oakland’s 99th homicide of the year

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:24:59 GMT

Person fatally shot in Oakland’s 99th homicide of the year OAKLAND – A person was shot and killed Wednesday in East Oakland, marking the city’s 99th homicide of the year, police said.Related ArticlesCrime and Public Safety | Cop stabbed Wednesday afternoon at Brentwood City Park Crime and Public Safety | Oakland: Three possible shooting suspects arrested after chase, crash Crime and Public Safety | Police identify Oakland man shot and killed outside local hotel Crime and Public Safety | Man convicted of murder on BART train Crime and Public Safety | South Bay man charged in fatal stabbing, carjacking of 63-year-old Union City woman The shooting happened around 4:45 p.m. in the 200 block of Kerwin Avenue, near Douglas Avenue in the Brookfield Village neighborhood, Oakland police Officer Darryl Rodgers said. Officers arrived to find a person suffering from at least one gunshot wound.The person received emergency medical aid but was pronounced dead at the scene, Ro...

Phillies aim to clinch NLDS in Game 4 against Braves

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:24:59 GMT

Phillies aim to clinch NLDS in Game 4 against Braves Atlanta Braves (104-58, first in the NL East during the regular season) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (90-72, second in the NL East during the regular season)Philadelphia; Thursday, 8:07 p.m. EDTPITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Spencer Strider (20-5, 3.86 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 281 strikeouts); Phillies: Ranger Suarez (4-6, 4.18 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 119 strikeouts)FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Braves -152, Phillies +129; over/under is 8 1/2 runsBOTTOM LINE: The Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves play in Game 4 of the NLDS. The Phillies hold a 2-1 lead in the series, and will move on to the NLCS with a victory.Philadelphia is 90-72 overall and 49-32 in home games. The Phillies are 67-18 in games when they out-hit their opponents.Atlanta has a 104-58 record overall and a 52-29 record on the road. The Braves are 78-9 in games when they out-hit their opponents.Thursday’s game is the 17th time these teams meet this season. The Braves are up 9-7 in the season series.TOP PERFORMERS: Kyle Schwarb...

Buick LPGA Shanghai Par Scores

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:24:59 GMT

Buick LPGA Shanghai Par Scores ThursdayAt Qizhong Garden Golf ClubShanghaiPurse: $2.1 millionYardage: 6,672; Par: 72First RoundWichanee Meechai34-32—66-6Maja Stark32-34—66-6Danlin Cai32-36—68-4Lauren Coughlin34-34—68-4Esther Henseleit35-33—68-4Danielle Kang33-35—68-4A Lim Kim32-36—68-4Alison Lee33-35—68-4Shuying Li35-33—68-4Yu Liu35-33—68-4Jasmine Suwannapura33-35—68-4Pavarisa Yoktuan33-35—68-4Jaravee Boonchant37-32—69-3Muni He35-34—69-3Moriya Jutanugarn35-34—69-3Mi Hyang Lee35-34—69-3Yuna Nishimura35-34—69-3Carlota Ciganda35-35—70-2Minami Katsu33-37—70-2Minjee Lee35-35—70-2Xiyu Lin35-35—70-2Azahara Munoz35-35—70-2Bailey Tardy34-36—70-2Xizihan Wang37-33—70-2Angel Yin35-35—70-2Weiwei Zhang32-38—70-2Celine Borge37-34—71-1Karis Davidson37-34—71-1Sei Young Kim34-37—71-1Frida Kinhult37-34—71-1Madelene Sagstrom34-37—71-1Kelly Tan35-36—71-1Gabriella Then38-33—71-1Miranda Wang37-34—71-1Ruoning Yin35-36—71-1Arpichaya Yubol35-36—71-1Peiyun Chien36-36—72EHye Jin Choi36-36—72EPerrine Delacour35-37—72EMina Harigae35-37—72ENas...

Buick LPGA Shanghai Scores

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:24:59 GMT

Buick LPGA Shanghai Scores ThursdayAt Qizhong Garden Golf ClubShanghaiPurse: $2.1 millionYardage: 6,672; Par: 72First RoundWichanee Meechai34-32—66Maja Stark32-34—66Danlin Cai32-36—68Lauren Coughlin34-34—68Esther Henseleit35-33—68Danielle Kang33-35—68A Lim Kim32-36—68Alison Lee33-35—68Shuying Li35-33—68Yu Liu35-33—68Jasmine Suwannapura33-35—68Pavarisa Yoktuan33-35—68Jaravee Boonchant37-32—69Muni He35-34—69Moriya Jutanugarn35-34—69Mi Hyang Lee35-34—69Yuna Nishimura35-34—69Carlota Ciganda35-35—70Minami Katsu33-37—70Minjee Lee35-35—70Xiyu Lin35-35—70Azahara Munoz35-35—70Bailey Tardy34-36—70Xizihan Wang37-33—70Angel Yin35-35—70Weiwei Zhang32-38—70Celine Borge37-34—71Karis Davidson37-34—71Sei Young Kim34-37—71Frida Kinhult37-34—71Madelene Sagstrom34-37—71Kelly Tan35-36—71Gabriella Then38-33—71Miranda Wang37-34—71Ruoning Yin35-36—71Arpichaya Yubol35-36—71Peiyun Chien36-36—72Hye Jin Choi36-36—72Perrine Delacour35-37—72Mina Harigae35-37—72Nasa Hataoka34-38—72Ariya Jutanugarn36-36—72Gina Kim35-37—72Andrea Lee37-35—72Y...

Stark, Meechai take 1st-round lead at LPGA Shanghai in tour’s return to China after pandemic

Published Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:24:59 GMT

Stark, Meechai take 1st-round lead at LPGA Shanghai in tour’s return to China after pandemic SHANGHAI (AP) — Maja Stark and Wichanee Meechai each shot 6-under 66 on Thursday to take a two-stroke first-round lead at the LPGA Shanghai event in the tour’s return to China after the COVID-19 pandemic.Stark, one of three rookies on the European team which tied the Americans to retain the Solheim Cup last month in Spain, birdied four of her first six holes on the Qizhong Garden Golf Club course. Meechai overcame a first-hole bogey and finished strongly with a pair of birdies.“Playing the Solheim Cup gave me so much confidence,” Stark said. “A whole continent is looking for you to play well.”Americans Danielle Kang, Lauren Coughlin and Alison Lee and Chinese players Cai Danlin and Li Shuying were in a group at 68 and in a 10-way tied for third.Kang is going for her third straight victory in Shanghai after winning in 2018 and 2019.The field, representing 21 countries, features the top two players in the women’s world rankings, Lilia Vu (72 Thursday) and Women’s PGA champion Ru...

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