WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide solid start; NZ 24/0 (17 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Previous articleIPL 2021: Fleming says, ‘We are not finished product but playing well at the moment’Next articleIPL 2021: MS Dhoni says, ‘Players have taken up more responsibility this year’ Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify Cricket Formula 1 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter DC vs KKR in IPL 2021: Who can open with Sunil Narine?Before IPL 2021, Narine has been one of the mainstays of KKR’s bowling department. But it is his exploits with the bat that have come to the fore of late more than his bowling. He started opening in 2017 and has given KKR blazing starts early in the innings. Barring the IPL 2020, and 19 seasons, the Windies all-rounder has been one of the highest run-getter for Kolkata.Gavaskar believes that bringing Narine back to the top will solve KKR’s low-scoring problem in the powerplay. The legendary batsman suggested that Morgan can try bringing Rahul Tripathi as No.2, moving Rana at 3, followed by Gill.I think KKR have to make up their minds whether Sunil Narine opens the batting with Shubman Gill or Rahul Tripathi opens the batting. With Shubman Gill also – struggling and not quite there; maybe there is a case for Tripathi to open with Sunil Narine.“Nitish Rana, in the years that he has been very successful for KKR, he has been batting at No.3. So, if Rahul Tripathi can open the batting, which he used to do earlier on for the other franchises, maybe that’s the way to go for him,” Gavaskar said.DC vs KKR in IPL 2021: Has Shubman Gill played in middle-order before?During his initial years for KKR, Gill played as KKR’s middle-order batsman.In 2018, playing as No.5 and 6, according to the situation, the youngster scored 203 runs in 13 games at a strike rate of 146. It is way more than his strike rate in last two seasons.If Gill is moved to middle-order, it will balance KKR’s batting line-up and also give them a much-needed batting depth.DC vs KKR in IPL 2021: What will be KKR Playing? (Probable)Sunil Narine, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Latest Sports News Cricket KKR’s batting woes emanate right from the top with the highly talented Gill in really bad form. The youngster has scored just 89 runs in six outings. Not only this but normally fluent Gill is also struggling with his strike rate during the powerplay, which eventually mounts pressure on KKR’s middle-order.Rana, who had a great outing in the initial two matches with two half-centuries, has also been quiet in his last four innings. His best in the last four matches is 22 against Rajasthan Royals in KKR’s match three of the season.Also Read: IPL 2021 Latest Points Table, Orange Cap, Purple Cap Holders List,…With the opening pair struggling, it is only right for Morgan to look beyond their usual No.1 and 2. Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar suggested that the KKR think tank can bring Narine back as their first-choice opener. DC vs KKR in IPL 2021: Will Morgan replace Shubman Gill with Sunil Narine as opener for Kolkata Knight Riders? By Kunal Dhyani – April 29, 2021 DC vs KKR in IPL 2021: Will Morgan replace Shubman Gill with Sunil Narine as opener for Kolkata Knight Riders? DC vs KKR in IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders’ struggling batting will once again be put to test when Eoin Morgan army takes on star-studded Delhi Capitals in a bid to get the derailing campaign back on track. The first challenge Morgan faces is to find a way to get the top-order start firing again. With both Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana finding it tough to play big knocks in the powerplay, will the KKR skipper try a new opening combination with Sunil Narine back as opener?DC vs KKR in IPL 2021: Will Morgan replace Shubman Gill as opener? 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Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) 2008 annual report.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is a leading retail group based in Kenya offering customers a wide selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, bread and pastries as well as a range of local merchandise which includes appliances and home decor. The group has 20 stores located in major towns and cities in Kenya; including Nairobi, Karatina, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Juja, Mombasa and Kisumu. Uchumi Supermarket Limited also has stores in Uganda and Tanzania, and recently extended its footprint to include Rwanda. The company owns and manages Kasarani Mall Limited, a property management subsidiary. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) 2017 annual report.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
We only hear stuff like that about our parents and grandparents; it would be great to see them in their prime.What’s your most embarrassing moment?Many moons ago I was diving over the line against Leicester, in the LV= Cup I think, and I dropped the ball. I try not to do big dives now and put the ball down as soon as I can. That scarred me.Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?My children (Joey, Lola and Izzy) – they are funny. My son is a carbon copy of me, my middle daughter is comedy gold and my youngest daughter is a mixture of both. They’re seven, five and two.If you could have one superpower, what would it be?To fly. Playing I could pick up the ball and fly, going on holiday you wouldn’t have to pay extortionate airline prices, you wouldn’t have to pay for petrol.If you could be one of your team-mates, who would it be?I’m trying to think of a funny reason why I’d choose someone. If I’m being honest it would be Cips (Danny Cipriani) because he’s one of the most talented and skilful people around.Double act: Matt Banahan with new team-mate Danny Cipriani (Getty Images)What’s the silliest thing you’ve bought?I had three petrol remote-control cars. As I was putting the first one together it broke; the same happened with the next two and they were very expensive.Best piece of advice you’ve received?My dad always used to say: “If you do the basics better than your opposite number, the star quality comes out.” So I always try to do the basics well. I’m not the fastest and don’t have the footwork of some other backs, but I aim to do my catch, pass and tackle better.What’s your guilty pleasure? Fizzy drinks and chocolate. I’ve got a massive sweet tooth.What would you like to do post-rugby?I love coaching kids at any level. For me helping them is gratifying, rather than the stress of Premiership coaching, which can be so ruthless. Helping the next generation is more for me.Do you have any hidden talents?Definitely a no. I play a lot of golf and have a handicap of six, but I just play for enjoyment. I have a couple of mates on the European tour and a few local pros, scratch golfers, so play with them. That’s a good challenge and is good fun. Downtime with Gloucester wing Matt BanahanHow have you settled in at Gloucester?I’m really enjoying it. I’d only known one way having been at one club (Bath) for so long, so the change has been quite nice. Everything is new to me and it’s been good fun.Who are the jokers in the squad? I find Ollie Thorley funny because he’s so posh. I talk to him like I’m someone from Robin Hood – where art thou?And Fraser Balmain is an interesting character. He’s got a very dry sense of humour and keeps a deadpan face.What about practical jokes?The other day I hid in the toilet and jumped out at Ben Vellacott. Everything is scary for him because people are so much bigger than him! I’ll try to do a few more of those – if it doesn’t bring a smile to their face it will to mine!I love hiding somewhere for a long time and then jumping out at people – it’s simple but effective. I always set up a mobile phone somewhere to try to get the reaction. Gloucester’s giant signing Matt Banahan gives an insight into what he’s like off the field New look: Matt Banahan shaved his head as part of his Gloucester initiation (Getty Images) TAGS: Gloucester LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Do you have any phobias?Not really. I’m not a massive fan of small spaces but that’s just from being big. And I don’t like people holding my head under water – I have a big brother!What’s your nickname?Just Banas. I’ve seen some people spell it Banners but I’m not a sign on a wall.What really annoys you?I hate it when people are late. If they say they’ll be there at 1pm, I expect them to be there at 1pm or just before. I’m likely to have something planned after that and if they’re late it’s ruined my day.Do you have any superstitions?No. Before a game I’m just thinking how lucky I am to be a rugby player, how I’m a kid from Jersey who got the opportunity to do this. So I go onto the pitch with a smile on my face.Who would be your three dream dinner party guests?My dad when he was younger so I could see what he was like in his prime. Tiger Woods – he was so far ahead in his sport, the best, and I’d like to know how he goes about things.On the green: Tiger Woods assesses a putt during the Ryder Cup (Getty Images)Then my grandad, again when he was younger. He passed away last November but would tell us his war stories about flying Lancaster Bombers and going on missions. This article originally appeared in the October 2018 edition of Rugby World.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Thanksgiving 2019By Ken Albala, University of the PacificHow and why did the dishes served at Thanksgiving dinner come to be so fixed?Many assume that most of them were simply eaten by the Pilgrims during the first Thanksgiving. For this reason, they continue to be eaten today. And it’s true that most of the ingredients are American in origin: the turkey, cranberries, pumpkin, sweet potatoes – even the green beans in the casserole and the pecans in the pie.Yet we only have one firsthand account of the “first” Thanksgiving – a brief paragraph by Edward Winslow that doesn’t mention any of these foods. And it’s been shown, time and again, that the idea of a unique culinary tradition originating from a feast between the Pilgrims and their Native American neighbors is more advertising myth than historical truth.But maybe there is something, nonetheless, that’s very traditional about this meal.In fact, there may be a very good reason these particular dishes – and even the way we eat the meal – came to be strongly associated with Thanksgiving. The first Americans simply mimicked or adapted the traditional fare, flavor combinations, and rituals of Europe, using them to fashion the popular dishes we continue to enjoy today.Alaye that fesande!To start, think of when we eat the meal: always in the early afternoon, which is just as a proper dinner would have been served 400 years ago. Back then, supper was a smaller, evening meal. Of course, there are other early dinners that families traditionally observe (especially on Sunday). But Thanksgiving always has been and continues to be, early. It didn’t simply start sooner to accommodate a football game.As for the ritual of carving at the table, it’s not something we normally do. But it was positively fashionable when the colonists left Europe in the 17th century. There were even carving manuals replete with illustrations for serving their favorite roasts, which were almost always wild fowl. The only difference is that they would hold the entire bird up in the air to carve thin slices, which would fall gently on each diner’s plate. (With today’s huge, domestic turkeys, it’s understandable that we leave them on the platter.)There was even a whole language of dismemberment in medieval England: you would lyfte that swanne, alaye that fesande, wynge that partyche, dysplaye that crane, but breke that egryt.An image from Jacques Vontet’s 1647 guidebook L’Art de Trancher la viande et toute sorte de fruits (The art of carving).Raspberry sauce and pompion-pyeAs for the turkey itself, it was one of the few New World foods that had already gained immediate acceptance in Europe, precisely because of its similarity to peacocks and pheasants, which were among the era’s most fashionable foods. In other words, the Englishmen who landed in Massachusetts didn’t eat turkey because it was the only local food available. Rather, they’d been quite familiar with it back in England, where it was even common to remove the skin and feathers, cook it and serve it with the feathers replaced, as if it were still living – a standard medieval trick.The side dishes also date back to Europe, with flavor profiles that are actually medieval in origin.Take cranberry sauce. In medieval Europe, sour fruit sauce with wild fowl was a popular combination, one that balanced a cold and moist condiment with a hot, dry meat. In the mid-17th century, for example, the famous French chef La Varenne served turkey with raspberries.But the real connection between Thanksgiving and the medieval feast is in the spices. Although today we use the blanket term “pumpkin spice” to characterize variations of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger (and they show up practically everywhere in cheap artificial form), these flavors were the backbone of medieval cuisine, appearing in a wide array of sweet and savory dishes, from chicken to pasta.Back then, it simply wasn’t a lavish meal without a riot of spices (which, because they needed to be imported from Asia, were wildly expensive). Today the only one of these spices that stays on the table year-round is pepper. But their pivotal role in Thanksgiving again is a reminder of the tradition’s remote origins.And many think of green bean casserole as a classic postwar dish – invented in the 1950s as a way to use up all the cans of cream of mushroom soup that had amassed in the pantry. But “French beans” (from America) were already well-known and loved in 17th-century Europe. English Poet Gervase Markham, in 1608’s Farewel to Husbandry, remarks how tender they are when stewed. And Thomas Tryon, a British author of self-help books, writes in The Way to Health, Long Life and Happiness that French beans “far exceed and are much better than other pulses eaten green.”Candied yams were also a 16th-century staple. In Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, when Sir John Falstaff exclaims that it should rain kissing comfits and hail potatoes, he is actually talking about Virginia sweet potatoes, which had been brought back to Europe in the late 16th century. (These weren’t just candied; they were also considered an aphrodisiac.)Famed English chef Robert May in the mid-17th-century cookbook The Accomplisht Cook has a great recipe for (sweet) potato pie, which wouldn’t seem too amiss on the Thanksgiving table today (though with cockscombs, testicles and bone marrow would be considered perhaps a bit overgarnished).If you haven’t tried Hannah Woolley’s world-famous pompion-pye, you haven’t lived.Foods of EnglandAs for that very American pumpkin pie? In the 17th century, it was already quite common. One of the earliest female cookbook authors, Hannah Woolley, has a recipe for “pompion-pye” with the same spices we use today. She also includes apples, which, incidentally, are also thoroughly English in a pie.So despite the picture we have of English colonists adapting to strange new ingredients in their new home, most of the recipes – and those we still insist on having at the Thanksgiving table – were already regular favorites.Remember that when you lift high your (very American) turkey leg, like Henry VIII.Ken Albala, Professor of History, Director of Food Studies, University of the PacificThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Receive email alerts News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor to go further RSF_en Organisation TurkeyEurope – Central Asia TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Turkey Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News April 2, 2021 Find out more News June 17, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mounting police violence against journalists covering “Occupy Gezi” Related documents rsf-haberciye_yonelik_sozlu_ve_fiziki_siddete_son_.pdfPDF – 95.01 KB Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News Read in Turkish/ TürkçeReporters Without Borders strongly condemns the continuing arbitrary arrests and escalating violence against journalists covering anti-government demonstrations in Turkey.At least eight journalists were briefly arrested yesterday in Istanbul. Violence spread after the police retook Istanbul’s Gezi Park on the evening of 15 June. Media personnel were kept at a distance from the police operation and access to Taksim Square was denied to all journalists who could not produce a press card.“We are very disturbed by the increasingly systematic nature of the police violence, which seems more like revenge than law enforcement,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is unacceptable for journalists to be deliberately targeted, prevented from working and beaten by the police officers who are supposed to protect them.“The illegal arrests must stop at once, and investigations must be carried out in order to punish those responsible for the abuses. Officials must also clearly condemn this behaviour and stop scapegoating the media in their speeches because it gives the impression that they are encouraging these excesses.” Reporter Gökhan Biçici and cameraman Okan Altunkara of pro-Kurdish IMC TV, Dogan New Agency reporters Ferhat Uludaglar and Ugur Can, cameraman Emre Fidan of nationalist TV channel Ulusal Kanal and Aslan Sahan, a reporter for the Aydinlik daily newspaper, were arrested yesterday while covering clashes between police and demonstrators in various Istanbul neighbourhoods. Police grabbed Biçici’s gas mask and iPad and dragged him along the ground. According to the latest information, he is still in police custody, as is Daniele Stefanini, an Italian freelancer who was injured and arrested yesterday.Many journalists had their photos and video footage deleted by the police. Cem Türkel, a photographer for the evening newspaper Aksam, for example, was forced to delete the photos he had just taken of clashes in the district of Harbiye, near Taksim Square, on the night of 15 June. A British freelance journalist told Reporters Without Borders he was arrested and held by police for three hours last night in the district of Osmanbey. The police only returned his camera and microphone after deleting all of his photos and recordings. They did not return his notebook or press card.Police hit photographer Eylem Düzyol and her colleague Fulya Atalay with batons as Düzyol was taking photos in Istanbul yesterday. “We had been working within view of the police since the morning,” she told Reporters Without Borders. “They knew perfectly well that we were journalists and I even showed my press card to convince them. But they still kept hitting us.” They plan to file a complaint.Today’s Zaman journalist Abdullah Ayasun reported on Twitter that police hit him in the face yesterday and pinned him to the ground for three minutes, “almost breaking my arm” although he showed them his press card.Foreign journalists are not being spared. Russian reporter Arkady Babchenko was violently arrested while photographing police vehicles on Taksim Square on 14 June and was held overnight. He is now having trouble walking because of the blows he received to his legs.Alexandra Bondarenko, a reporter for Russia Today TV’s Spanish-language service was hit by a rubber bullet while covering clashes on the evening of 15 June. Paulo Moura of the Portuguese daily Publico was beaten by police yesterday.According to some accounts, police also deliberately fired teargas at journalists covering the past weekend’s protests near Kizilay Square in Ankara.The Turkish Association of Journalists (TGC) asked Istanbul’s governor and senior police officers to put a stop to the arrests of journalists. The association also said that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s threats against the media “are endangering the safety of journalists.”Reporters Without Borders shares this concern. During each of his speeches to supporters during the weekend, Erdogan accused the international media of biased coverage and promised to punish all those who indulge in “provocation and disinformation” in the media and online social networks.The media casualty toll keeps on rising. Reporters Without Borders has learned that American reporter Jake Price of BBC in Pictures was hit by a projectile while taking photos near Gezi Park on 11 June.The Islamist newspaper Zaman’s news director, Ibrahim Dogan, was admitted to Taksim Hospital the same day with a broken arm after being hit by a teargas canister fired by the police.Cihan Acar of Zaman and Can Sisman of Milliyet were also injured by teargas canisters. Acar’s arm was broken, while Sisman sustained a gash to the back of his head that needed stitches. Two Canadian journalists with CBC, Sasa Petricic and Derek Stoffel, were held for an entire day after being arrested on Taksim Square on 11 June. Read our previous press releases on “Occupy Gezi” Photo by: Adem Altan / AFP Photo in the text : @Hamza Aktan April 2, 2021 Find out more
News March 31, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV journalist released on completing four-year jail sentence Follow the news on Georgia Receive email alerts October 1, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Organisation July 20, 2020 Find out more Shalva Ramishvili (photo Civil.Ge), a journalist who helped to found independent TV station 202, was released today from a prison in the southeastern city of Rustavi on completing a four-year sentence on a charge of trying to extort money from a ruling party parliamentarian.“We take note of Ramishvili’s release,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We said when he was convicted by a Tbilisi court in 2006 that we thought the judge had failed to take account of all the aspects of the case, including the fact that he was a journalist.”Shortly after being let out of prison, Ramishvili said he planned to spend time with his family, and that he was “gradually becoming aware of this return to reality.”In an open letter to President Mikhail Saakashvili published in the daily Rezonansi hours before his release, Ramishvili wrote: “I was punished because I was criticizing (President) Saakashvili in 2004-2005, when he was at the peak of his glory (…) The goal of my imprisonment was to suppress an independent television station.”—————————————————————-31.08.2009 – Reporters without borders casts doubt on validity of charges in Chalva Ramishvili caseчитайте на русском Reporters Without Borders described as “very thin”, evidence of “extortion” produced against two journalists on which a Tbilissi court on 29 March sentenced Chalva Ramishvili, co-founder of independent TV station 202 and managing editor David Kokhreidze, to respectively four and three years in prison.The authorities accused them of having blackmailed a deputy in the ruling party, Koba Bekaouri, during an interview, extracting 100,000 dollars from him.According to the charges against them, the two journalists tried to sell their silence because they had compromising information about the deputy. The journalists say they wanted to trap Bekaouri, because he had just acquired a private customs clearance company in dubious circumstances. They said they were preparing their next investigative programme on official corruption – a widespread scourge in Georgia. But the deputy secretly filmed the journalists and the footage was used by the judge as evidence against them. “The evidence advanced by the prosecution to support the the theory of extortion appears to us very thin,” the press freedom organisation said. “We do not believe that the judge sufficiently took into account the occupations of the accused and their sometimes radical methods of investigation designed to trap corrupt officials. The judge also failed to establish why the deputy had hidden a camera, an unusual practice for a deputy giving an interview. Finally, the sentences handed down appear to us disproportionate. If the prosecution does not produce more convincing evidence, we believe that on appeal the judges will have no choice but to clear the two journalists.”. Chalva Ramishvili and David Kokhreidze were arrested on 27 August 2005 and have been in custody since then, on the strength of Koba Bekaouri’s allegations. They have protested their innocence throughout, believing they are victims of a set-up. Their lawyers said after the verdict that the sentences were political. Opposition parties who attending the hearing said they had expected such an outcome and condemned the court’s lack of independence. The opposition accuses the government of President Mikhaïl Saakachvili, winner of the “Rose Revolution” in 2003, of wanting to bring the media to heel. The two journalists ran a no-holds- barred talkshow targeting the head of state and corruption among the country’s officials. Koba Bekaouri had his parliamentary immunity lifted in February because his financial activities were found to be incompatible with his status as a deputy. In the Ramishvil case, the opposition says the authorities are seeking to gag one of the rare critical media. The channel, 202, is the country’s only independent station.Lawyers for the journalists said they would appeal within the allotted two-week time period. GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia News News News Concern about alleged plot to murder Georgian TV host Mounting pressure on Georgia’s media in run-up to elections Help by sharing this information June 18, 2020 Find out more to go further At least five journalists attacked while covering Georgia’s election campaign
The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Linear Title & Closing Promotes New COO Next: Mayor Indicted in Mortgage Fraud Scheme Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Print This Post For the first time this year, existing-home sales and total inventory increased in April, while home price growth moderated. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), total existing-home sales, which the group defines as single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, rose 1.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.65 million in April 2014.Existing-home sales in April increased from March’s total of 4.59 million, but sales in April are still 6.8 percent below the 4.99 million properties sold in April 2013.”Some growth was inevitable after sub-par housing activity in the first quarter, but improved inventory is expanding choices and sales should generally trend upward from this point,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. “Annual home sales, however, due to a sluggish first quarter, will likely be lower than last year.”Total housing inventory as of the end of April rose 16.8 percent to 2.29 million. The inventory at the end of April represented a 5.9-month supply, up from a 5.1 month supply in March. Unsold inventory is 6.5 percent higher than last year, when there was a 5.2-month supply.”We’ll continue to see a balancing act between housing inventory and price growth, which remains stronger than normal simply because there have not been enough sellers in many areas. More inventory and increased new-home construction will help to foster healthy market conditions,” Yun added.On average, properties were on the market for 48 days in April, down from 55 days in March but up 43 days from April 2013.Home prices also slowed for the month, finally settling on a median home price of $201,700. Year-over-year, home prices have increased by 5.2 percent. “Current price data suggests a trend of slower growth, which bodes well for preserving favorable affordability conditions in much of the country,” Yun noted.Ten percent of sales in April were foreclosures, and 5 percent were short sales. Foreclosures sold for an average of 16 percent below market value while short sales saw an average discounted price of 10 percent, according to NAR.Regionally, existing-home sales were unchanged in the Northeast at an annual rate of 600,000 in April. Home sales slipped in the Midwest by 1.0 percent to a pace of 1.03 million, but increased in the South by 1.0 percent to an annual level of 1.94 million. The West region saw an increase as well, up 4.9 percent to 1.08 million. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Existing-Home Sales Moderately Increase in April Tagged with: Existing Home Sales Home Prices Inventory National Association of Realtors Existing-Home Sales Moderately Increase in April Existing Home Sales Home Prices Inventory National Association of Realtors 2014-05-22 Colin Robins Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago May 22, 2014 800 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Colin Robins Subscribe