Government Moves to Protect Workers Rights

first_imgThe province introduced a bill today, July 10, to provide enhanced protection for certain classes of retail workers. “A key amendment to the Labour Standards Code will protect retail employees from being forced to work if employers traditionally prohibited from operating on Sundays decide to open,” said Minister of Environment and Labour Mark Parent. The bill will use a two-step approach to protecting the existing rights of retail employees not to work on Sundays. First, it will amend the Labour Standards Code to give every retail employee the right to refuse to work on a uniform closing day as defined in the Retail Business Uniform Closing Day Act — Sundays and holidays. Then, through regulation, cabinet will create exemptions similar to those in the Retail Business Uniform Closing Day Act. Businesses working under collective agreements will also be exempt. The bill will also protect businesses from being forced to open on Sunday by their landlords, and it will give the authorities the tools to better enforce the relevant legislation. The legislation will not be proclaimed and take effect until all the regulations and designations are in place. The effect will be that retail employees who have previously had legal protection from working Sundays will continue to have it through new provisions in the Labour Standards Code. The bill will also amend the Tenancies and Distress for Rent Act to protect businesses from being forced to open Sundays by the terms of their leases. Lastly, the bill contains a housekeeping amendment to give cabinet the power to add new acts to Schedule B of the Summary Proceedings Act. Schedule B, commonly used to obtain enhanced search warrants for provincial statutes, does not currently include the Retail Business Uniform Closing Day Act.last_img read more

Federer puts Wimbledon loss behind him ahead of US Open

first_imgNew York: Roger Federer feels as strong as he has “in years” entering the US Open, having put behind him an epic loss to Novak Djokovic in last month’s Wimbledon final. “This is probably the best I’ve felt in years coming into the US Open again, which is encouraging,” Federer said. “I’m ready for the US Open. It’s going to be a tough tournament to win, no doubt about it. I feel like I’m part of that group who can do it.” The 38-year-old Swiss star owns a record 20 Grand Slam singles titles but squandered two championship points in the fifth set and fell 7-6 (7/5), 1-6, 7-6 (7/4), 4-6, 13-12 (7/3) after four hours and 57 minutes — the longest singles final in Wimbledon history. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThere’s still a sting for Federer to be the first player since 1948 to lose the Wimbledon men’s final after being one point from victory. But he is hoping to channel the emotions positively at the US Open. “I’ve been there before, had some tough losses along the way. So many great wins, as well,” Federer said. “I was just more upset rather than being sad. I think being upset made me get over that finals much easier than being sad, dwelling over it too much. I was not going to be too down on myself. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”I hope it’s obviously going to help me for here.” Third-seeded Federer opens on Monday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium against 190th-ranked qualifier Sumit Nagal of India. Federer admitted struggling for a couple of days after the Wimbledon final loss but a caravan vacation with his wife and four children left little time for regrets. “I didn’t have that much time thinking about all the missed opportunities,” he said. “Sometimes you have flashbacks — I could have done that, should have done that. Next day you’re having a glass of wine with your wife thinking, ‘The semis was pretty good. Even the finals was pretty good’.”last_img read more

Sri Lanka courts free 126 Indian fishermen

The Sri Lankan minister said the talks held between the two fishing communities had not been successful.“Our fishing organizations have told me that talks would be of no use. Organization representatives are unable to take any decisions, he told PTI. However, the Minister added that Sri Lanka will continue to hold the boats and equipment of the Indian fishermen arrested for allegedly poaching. He said the talks were not successful because the representatives from the Indian side are not fishermen “Because it is the Tamil Nadu politicians who own these boats,” he said. (Colombo Gazette) Sri Lanka today freed 126 Indian fishermen arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters. The fishermen were freed through courts in the North.Both Sri Lanka and India today completed the formalities for the release of Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen detained in each other’s country for allegedly fishing in each other’s waters. Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that Sri Lanka took measures to release the 126 Indian fishermen arrested by the country’s Navy for poaching in Sri Lankan waters as a humanitarian gesture. read more

Police looking for suspect in St Catharines bank robbery

Niagara Regional police are looking for a man in connection to a robbery at a Scotia Bank on Glendale Ave.On Tuesday around 9:30 a.m. a lone male entered the bank and demanded cash from the teller. He received a quantity of Canadian and American currency before ruining away on foot.He is described as white, 5’7-5’10, thin build, in his 20’s with brown scruffy facial hair. He was wearing khaki pants, a grey American Eagle sweater and a dark toque with a grey and white stripe.Anyone with information is asked to contact Niagara Regional police or CrimeStoppers. read more

Children hardest hit as cholera spreads in wartorn Yemen – UNICEF

In a statement yesterday, Meritxell Relaño, the UNICEF Representative in Yemen, said that despite massive challenges, health workers “have spared no effort in responding to the emergency – even when their salaries have not been paid for nearly nine months.” “Without an urgent solution to pay health workers, more children will die – no matter how much humanitarian aid is delivered to the country,” she added. According to the UN agency, more than 124,000 cholera cases have been recorded over the past month – more than half of them children, and many who were already suffering from malnutrition. Children, also account for nearly a quarter of the 923 deaths due to the disease, which is overwhelming what remains of a health system and sanitation system already at the verge of collapse due to the conflict, now into its third year. Now, this outbreak has left hospitals and treatment centres are struggling to cope with the large number of patients coming in from across the country and medical supplies, including vital medicines and intravenous fluids also running out. UN and humanitarian partners are trying to respond and have airlifted some 67 tons medicinal supplies. However, the need far outpaces the supply, underscoring the need to ensure relief and health workers have safe and unrestricted access as well as resumption of imports of critical commodities, including urgently needed medicines. “With no end in sight to the conflict, the cholera outbreak – and potentially other disease will continue to stalk the lives of children,” warned Ms. Relaño. read more

Two slices of buttered toast a day doubles diabetes risk study suggests

first_imgEating two slices of buttered toast a day can double the risk of diabetes, warns new research.A study of more than 3,000 people found those who consumed just 12 grams (0.42 ounces) were twice as likely to develop the disease within the next five years.Scientists say the finding underlines the importance of switching to a Mediterranean style diet.It is rich in legumes, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables and nuts and low in animal based foods like red meat and pastries. 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. These findings emphasise the healthy benefits of a Mediterranean dietDr Marta Guasch-Ferre, Harvard Universitycenter_img They added that increasing evidence is suggesting plant based diets benefit health and also have less impact on the environment.Butter is rich in unhealthy saturated fatty acids and trans fats and has been linked to a high risk of suffering type 2 diabetes, the form linked with obesity.So the international team of researchers evaluated the associations between the amount of fat, and the type, consumed by 3,349 people in the PREDIMED (Prevention With Mediterranean Diet) and their risk of diabetes.At the start the participants, who were all Spanish, were free of diabetes but at high risk of heart disease or stroke.After four and a half years 266 of them had diabetes and this was twice as likely among those who consumed higher amounts of saturated fatty acids and animal fat.The consumption of whole fat yogurt was associated with a lower risk, reports the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.Dr Marta Guasch-Ferre, of Harvard University, said: “These findings emphasise the healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet for preventing chronic diseases, particularly type 2 diabetes, and the importance of substituting saturated and animal fats, especially red and processed meat, for those found in vegetable sources such as olive oil and nuts.”Diabetes UK says as well as being protective against type 2 diabetes, Mediterranean diets rich in fruit, vegetables and fibre can help people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels.Previous large-scale studies have linked a Mediterranean diet with a lower chance of developing diabetes.A traditional Mediterranean diet is principally composed of oily fish, poultry fresh fruit and vegetables, legumes, fresh bread, pasta and olive oil.last_img read more

WWE RAW Preview Brock Lesnar to cash in Money in the Bank

first_img WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Pinterest The Miz Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Twitter Triple H Videos Articles Mike Tedesco RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Xavier Woods Facebook Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reignscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Monday Night RAW will air live tonight from Austin, Texas.Brock Lesnar is set to supposedly cash in his Money in the Bank contract. Over the weekend, Paul Heyman posted a video in response to Stephanie McMahon saying the McMahon family would be looking into Lesnar’s actions with the briefcase. Heyman stated that Lesnar would be cashing in tonight on RAW between the hours of 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. at a time of Lesnar’s choosing.Also advertised for tonight is the return of the legendary Undertaker. Undertaker will be addressing his match against Goldberg this Friday at WWE Super ShowDown live from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.We will also see Rey Mysterio relinquish the WWE United States Championship after separating his shoulder at the Money in the Bank event. Also scheduled for tonight is a six-man tag team match with Roman Reigns and The Usos taking on Drew McIntyre and The will have a live ongoing RAW recap tonight beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern/7:00 CT.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMadison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman ReignsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:30 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Will Bobby Lashley Finally Face Brock Lesnar? Now Playing Up Next When Does WrestleMania 35 Start? Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Vince McMahon Sends Supportive Message To Roman Reigns Videos Articles Google+last_img read more

RV malfunctions catches fire at Chevron

first_imgA 30-plus foot motor home caught on fire in the parking lot of a Chevron station within 100 feet of the gas pumps, and a station employee put out the fire before first responders could arrive.Clark County Fire District 3 was called out to the station, 16105 N.E. 182nd Ave., Brush Prairie, at 5:02 p.m. Saturday by a staffer, who said the motor home was on fire, according to District 3 Capt. Brian George.The fire was in the engine compartment and was starting to migrate up to the passenger’s side of the vehicle, George said. The Chevron staffer deployed the dry chemical fire extinguisher and put out the fire before firefighters arrived. When they did, they inspected the vehicle and determined the staff fully extinguished the fire. Nobody was injured in the fire.There was some singeing and charring in the engine compartment of the vehicle, but George said there’s no way of knowing if that was there prior to the fire.The vehicle owner wasn’t with the vehicle when the fire started. A station employee told Fire District 3 the man driving pulled in the station because his motor home broke down, and left it there while going to get some parts to repair it. The station employee didn’t know when the driver was going to return.last_img read more

1619 National Celebration of Black Women

first_img1619 National Celebration of Black Women KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – 2019 marks the 400th year commemoration since the first slave ship arrived at Jamestown.In 1641, Massachusetts legalized slavery, specifying that a child inherited its status from the mother, rather than the father, reversing English common law.An event is scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd at 10 a.m. at Ruocco Park and it celebrates the strides that black women have made since 400 years ago when the first slave ship filled with African captives arrived along the shores of present-day Virginia. The City of San Diego proclaimed 1619 National Celebration of Black Women Day yesterday.For more information click here  March 1, 2019 Posted: March 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

MiamiDade cop in standoff with St Lucie Police surrenders

first_imgST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. (WSVN) — A police standoff with a former Miami-Dade police officer at a truck stop in St. Lucie County has ended.According to Sheriff Mascara, the man came out of the truck with his hands up after negotiations.The armed man had been barricaded inside a vehicle at the Flying J, near Kings Highway and Orange Avenue, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, Monday afternoon.Police said they were first notified by the man’s girlfriend who called from Miami-Dade and said the man was threatening suicide.“He got into a fight with his girlfriend this morning. He came to St. Lucie County. He called her and said he was going to end it all,” Mascara said.A SWAT team, as well as a hostage negotiating team, responded to the scene.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Bank official detained for bribery

first_imgNoakhaliMembers of Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday caught two people, including an official of Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB), red handed while taking bribe from customer in Begumganj upazila of Noakhali, reports UNB.The arrestees are Hafiz Ullah, a BKB official of Kadirpur branch and its night guard Ahsan Ullah.Talebur Rahman, deputy director of Noakhali unit ACC, said a customer wishing anonymity, submitted a written complaint against Hafiz Ullah as he demanded Tk 8,000 as bribe from him for providing Tk 80,000 as loan.On Wednesday, Hafiz Ullah took Tk 8,000 from the customer via Ahsan Ullah.A team of ACC went to the bank and caught Hafiz and Ahsan with the bribe money.last_img read more

id Software tries unique Online Pass for Rage

first_imgid Software’s Tim Willits revealed in a recent interview that the studio’s upcoming shooter Rage will feature an online pass that gates off some content solely to original buyers, but the company’s approach will be more subtle than that of other companies to use such passes.“Have you found any sewer hatches?” asked Willits to his Eurogamer interviewer. (Sewer hatches appear to be non-essential branches off into separate parts of the game world, comparable to Vaults in Fallout 3.) That content, the hatches, will be open to first-time buyers. It’s downloadable content, Willits explained, but doesn’t require payment if you buy a new copy of the game.Willits downplayed the importance of this content. “Most people never even see it,” he said of the hatches. In essence, the content behind a paywall is far less central to the game than, say, the game’s entire multiplayer component (as EA Sports games have started doing) or large, story-critical parts of the single-player campaign. When walled off sections of the game are put right in people’s faces complaints can start, but by using them as bonus material EA aims to keep all customers happy.That line of questioning turned into requiring persistent connections, as upcoming hits Diablo 3 and Battlefield 3 are confirmed to do. Willits believes that the industry is headed that way. Half-Life 2 launched Steam, and Diablo 3 will “make everyone else accept the fact” that connections will be required, he said. Moreover, he supports requiring persistent connections and wishes that gamers would “have that be acceptable.” Anticipating anger from the masses, he persisted. “In the end, it’s better for everybody,” he said, citing the convenience of automatically updated games and new content. He added that “juggernauts” like Valve or Blizzard have to be the ones to force these changes in the industry. “I’m always connected,” he concluded. “Our fans are always connected.”via Eurogamerlast_img read more

MovieBob Reviews MOTHER 2017

first_img Is Mother! good?Very. But A LOT of people are going to hate it.Why?That would be telling.What’s it about? (No spoilers, please)Okay. Jennifer Lawrence is the (much!) younger wife of an older poet – formerly of notoriety – played by Javier Bardem. He’s been struck by writer’s block and mostly stays in his top-floor office trying to create… something (anything!), while she absorbs herself in domestic duties and the one-woman restoration of their opulent but fire-damaged middle-of-nowhere luxury cottage. All is going (mostly) well, save that she’s having what feel like fainting spells and occasional visions of the house’s foundation “moving” and something like a huge beating heart floating inside the walls.Ah! So a haunted house movie, then?…not exactly.Go on…Without giving anything away that’s not in the trailers, everything gets upended by the weirdly-random appearance of a traveling older married couple (Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer). They are discovered to be obsessed fans of Bardem’s poetry and whom he invites to stay as houseguests for seemingly no reason. His wife has an apparent implicit dislike of them (they’re pushy, nosey and they keep getting into spaces they aren’t supposed to go and show a callous disregard for their host’s belongings or surroundings in general.) Eventually, they’re joined by (the older couple’s) feuding adult sons and an increasing number of friends and fellow fans who just… won’t… leave. With Lawrence’s character stuck in an increasingly-surreal nightmare version of having to entertain company she can’t stand, but her husband seems unable to get enough of – especially when the constant presence of adoring fans seems to kick-start his creative juices…This is one of those movies that’s a metaphor for how tough it is on the psyche to be a Great Film Director, isn’t it?More like an allegory, but yeah – one of several, all fairly heavy-handed and arranged around a narrative sequence of events borrowed from a specific literary reference-point to serve as a structural-metaphor for the theme being explored.And that theme is?Broadly, the similarities of Great Artists (and their relationship to their fans) to a certain archetype of mythology/spirituality. Specifically, it seems to be Aronofsky grappling with: “God DAMN! I’m such a terrifyingly invulnerable force of life-devouring masterpiece-shitting raging white-hot creative energy that even I kind of worship, resent and fear me!” And also (perhaps mainly, regarding screen-time) that it probably sucks to be married to a Great Artist.…isn’t he dating Jennifer Lawrence right now?Yeah, there’s a lot to unpack there.I’ll be honest – this sounds incredibly pretentious.It is, but it’s the “good kind” of pretentious where pretense (and pretentious people) are an acknowledged aspect of the narrative. While the film itself consciously uses the appearance of pretense to keep us distant and off-guard as to how dark things are getting until it’s too late. Things would feel “out of control” a lot quicker if they happened to regular people in a cheap apartment instead of well-dressed, formally-polite people discussing literature in a dazzling rustic country house.Okay, how dark is “dark” in this scenario?Well, you asked for no spoilers, but: Pitch dark. Dark enough to have its own gravitational pull. Aronofsky isn’t known for subtlety, so what starts out as late-period Luis Bunuel-style “Have I gone crazy or has everyone else gone crazy?” absurdist farce eventually flash-segues to psychological-thriller to surrealist sensory-overload. Then finally to audience-brutalizing shock-horror that likely represents the most brutal, unnerving, hard-to-watch, pit-of-your-stomach disgusting, heart-stoppingly cruel Third Act of any movie this year – and if it’s not, I don’t want to find out what the winner had to do to top it.Whoa – wait, how bad are we talking here? Assuming mainstream movie audiences know what he looks like, Aronofsky might want to consider hiring a bodyguard – there are things audiences don’t forgive you for.But you said it was good?I did. But what’s good about it (apart from being very well-acted and ingeniously directed, which you kind of had to assume given the cast and crew) is largely its sheer audacity. Everyone involved here jumped into the void feet-first, and they’re daring the audience to follow them. This is raw-nerve, can’t-sit-still, shred-your-psyche horror filmmaking; and that’s not everyone’s jam. It’s mine (to a point), but even I’ll acknowledge that – in the moment – I felt like I might vomit up my own heart.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

Berlin airport security staff strike disrupts flights

first_img BERLIN — Security staff at Berlin’s two airports are staging a strike that is causing disruption to flights.The ver.di union called on staff at the German capital’s Tegel and Schoenefeld airports to walk off the job from 5 to 8:45 a.m. (0400 to 0745 GMT) Monday.German news agency dpa reported that airlines including Lufthansa, Easyjet, Ryanair and Aeroflot cancelled flights ahead of the walkout. Several flights were significantly delayed.Ver.di has said employers “provoked” the strike by offering a pay increase of 2 per cent over two years.The union wants hourly pay for all workers conducting security checks to rise to 20 euros ($22.81). Employer association BDLS says this could amount to a 30 per cent increase in some cases.The next round of talks is due on Jan. 23. Share By: The Associated Press << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Airport, Berlin, Strike Berlin airport security staff strike disrupts flights Monday, January 7, 2019 last_img read more

Expresidential candidate Johnny Araya officially banned from political activity for four years

first_imgRelated posts:National Liberation Party bans former presidential candidate and ex-mayor Johnny Araya from running for office for 4 years Ex-San José mayor and presidential dropout Johnny Araya denies rumors of party flip-flop ahead of 2016 elections Johnny Araya will not represent National Liberation Party in 2016 mayoral race Who’s who on the PLN ballot: forecasts for tomorrow’s presidential primary Former presidential candidate Johnny Araya Monge has been officially banished from Costa Rica’s political scene for the near future.Costa Rica’s Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) on Wednesday upheld the earlier decision by Araya’s National Liberation Party (PLN) to ban Araya from any political activity for four years. The PLN’s ethics committee ordered Araya to stay out of politics last December, following his early withdrawal from the presidential race on March 5, 2014.The elections tribunal ruled in favor of the PLN, saying the party followed the right procedures in ordering the sanction and did not violate Araya’s rights.Araya had argued that the PLN’s decision violated his right to participate in political activities. He had also argued that his party lacks regulations on doling out punitive measures, and that there’s no provision in the party’s rules regarding dropping a presidential race.The justices disagreed on all three counts.“Such behavior represents a disrespect to a candidate’s duties as a member of a political party, and it also constitutes a sanctionable offense that affected his party’s ethics,” the TSE concluded.Araya dropped his presidential campaign last year just a month before an April runoff against then-Citizen Action Party candidate, now President Luis Guillermo Solís. He made the announcement just hours after a University of Costa Rica poll showed that Solís held a 44 percent lead in the runoff race.PLN’s ethics committee banned Araya on Dec. 9, 2014 from running for public office for four years. The committee said Araya’s decision to quit the presidential race was a clear ethics violation.The sanction had been temporarily suspended pending TSE’s resolution, but it is now in effect following the dismissal of Araya’s appeal.Araya had suggested he was interested in running for mayor of San José next year. But the ban puts a wrench in that plan. The politician was mayor of the capital for 22 years before resigning in order to pursue the presidential race.The ban also means Araya can’t run again for president in 2018, as his sanction ends in 2019.Following his withdrawal from last year’s presidential race, Araya has served as an adviser to the PLN’s 18 lawmakers — until now. The sanction also forbids his participation at the Legislative Assembly. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Current and future state of the aviation industry looks promising CMD SpiceJet

first_imgKathryn Kannampuzha | MumbaiIndia is the fastest growing economies in the world. The Indian aviation industry too, is marked for a rapid growth of about 20% in the coming years. There will be an increase in the number of airlines as future will see a visible shift from trains to planes, highlighted Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet while speaking at the CAPA India Aviation Summit 2018 and the CAPA India Airport and Airspace Summit 2018. The event was held in Mumbai at The Leela Hotels from January 30-February 1.There are many airports in India, especially in the tier-II and III cities which are unused. Indian Aviation industry needs to look at these markets aggressively and should ensure the unutilised routes in a profitable manner, he advised.Talking about privatisation of Air India, Singh was of the opinion that it is good if Air India gets privatised as the red tape is a huge challenge. Going through the tender process, for any airline, is very difficult as airlines cannot work that way. He said that the government should either allow Air India to work on its own or sell it to a private party.last_img read more

Consumers Show Mixed Feelings About Housing Economy

first_img March 7, 2013 454 Views Consumers Show Mixed Feelings About Housing, Economy Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Confidence Fannie Mae For-Sale Homes Home Prices Home Sales Housing Supply Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Processing 2013-03-07 Esther Cho In “”Fannie Mae’s””: most recent housing survey, consumers maintained their optimism toward home prices, while the share of consumers who said now is a good time to sell reached a record high. However, consumers in the survey were less optimistic about the economy and their own financial situation. [IMAGE]Nearly half, or 48 percent, of respondents in the February survey said they expect home prices to rise in the next 12 months, up from 45 percent in January. On average, consumers expect prices to rise by 2.9 percent over a year, up from 2.4 percent the month before. Seventy-three percent of respondents said now is a good time to buy, an increase from 69 percent the month before. At the same time, 25 percent also believe now is a good time to sell, the highest level since the survey’s June 2010 inception. “”Despite fiscal headwinds and political uncertainty, consumer sentiment toward housing is robust and continues to gather strength,”” said Doug Duncan, SVP and chief economist at Fannie Mae. “”We expect home prices to firm further amid a durable housing recovery, gradually reducing the population of underwater borrowers and helping to boost the share of consumers who say that now is a good time to sell.””[COLUMN_BREAK]Along with the increase in prices, more consumers also think mortgage rates will go up, with 44 percent of respondents expressing this view last month compared to 41 percent in January. Only 7 percent believe rates will go down. With the year-end HARP deadline looming ahead, Duncan explained rising rate expectations should prompt some borrowers to refinance soon to take advantage of more favorable mortgage terms. As a result, Duncan said this should “”add to their disposable income, helping to offset ongoing fiscal drag.””As for views on rent prices, 50 percent of consumer expects rent prices to go up in the next 12 months, unchanged from the month before and at the highest level since the survey began. A large majority of respondents, 67 percent, said they would buy if they were to move rather than rent, up from 65 percent the month before. When asked about the economy, 53 percent of respondents said the economy is on the wrong track, unchanged from January.Consumers were more pessimistic about their personal financial situation, with 41 percent believing it will get better, down from 43 percent the month before. More respondents said they think their financial situation will stay the same, with 41 percent of consumers expressing this view, up from 37 percent. The share of respondents who said their household income is significantly higher compared to a year ago decreased over the month to 21 percent from 23 percent. However, 31 percent said their expenses are significantly higher, down from 38 percent in January. Fannie Mae’s survey polled a representative sample of over 1,000 respondents.center_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Sharelast_img read more


first_img Comments   Share   Horton said they’re ready but not this week. When askedwhy he won’t implement more against the Steelers, hisanswer was simple. “Probably because of number 17, Mike Wallace. He’s aspecial guy and you have to respect what he does. And Idon’t want a bad matchup with 17, who’s averaging 20 yardsa catch, running deep on us.”I like that a coach is being a coach. Horton respects hisguys and their ability but he doesn’t want to go one stepforward, two steps back with this defense. It seems to methat Horton understands the importance of confidence inthis league. He understands that they have pride and wereembarrassed when the defense was scaled down but he alsounderstands that confidence is important when trying tomove forward.“I think if you look the guys are really starting to pickup the defense and starting move a lot faster and there’sless mental mistakes,” Horton said. “And now we just gottawin because they are getting close to being really what wewant them to be.”Again, only time will tell. We’ve been saying that a lotthis season with the defense and the offense. Top Stories The Cardinals scaled back their defense after a week threeloss to Seattle and the team is chomping at the bit to putmore back into the scheme. But defensive coordinator RayHorton is doing what he’s supposed to do as a coach, andhe’s telling them they’re not ready. “I didn’t think they were ready and that’s kind of my joband we’ve been limited,” Horton said. “When you’re readyto do it, you’ll do it. And they’re there now, they’reready.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaycenter_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more

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