Design Parade fait place à l’innovation

Sardines, sardines, de Madeleine Oltra et Angelo de Taisne, a trois prix lors du Design Parade de Toulon. Luc Bertrand In Toulon and in Hyères, many young designers have been rewarded. Certain realizations are bluffantes. From our special envoy to Toulon and Hyères (Var) It’s rare that a project achieves a lot of unanimity at … Read more

Food Safety, Real Estate Top China’s Consumer Complaint List

Chinese consumers are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the products and services they buy, with food safety one of their top concerns, the China Consumer Association said Tuesday. Food safety offenses mostly involved poor product quality, especially for fresh produce and groceries bought online, illegal or excessive food additives, and a lack of Chinese language labeling … Read more

Home sales in Greater Vancouver plunge 43 percent, with less than a third getting full or higher prices

Preliminary statistics show a deep slide in home sales in Greater Vancouver. Numbers compiled by real-estate site show that a total of 1,901 properties sold in July 2022. The figure represents a 43 percent plunge compared to the same month in 2021. Compared to sales in June 2022, transactions in July decreased 22.7 percent. … Read more

EXPLAINER: Bid to block book merger sets competition fight | National Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a time of mega-mergers and flashy high-tech corporate hookups, the biggest US book publisher’s plan to buy the fourth-largest for a mere $2.2 billion may seem somewhat quaint. But the deal represents such a key test for the Biden administration’s antitrust policy that the Justice Department is calling an out-of-the-ordinary witness … Read more

Houston’s global real estate powerhouse buys coveted River Oaks locale

One of Houston’s most sought after commercial addresses has just been snatched up by an iconic real estate company based here. Global real estate firm Hines has acquired the sleek 200 Park Place office building, the company announced. Hines purchased the coveted space located at 400 Westheimer Rd. for $145 million, according to a press … Read more

New on DW: Afrimaxx – Modern African Lifestyle | Afrimaxx | DW

The weekly lifestyle magazine searches for inspiration and innovation in all areas of popular culture – from fashion and design through to architecture, art, food and travel. The focus is on outstanding individuals doing extraordinary things on the African continent. Afrimaxx showcases contemporary lifestyle for a young, emergent pan-African target group: inspiring, motivating, future-oriented. The … Read more

Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings to split ‘Jeopardy!’ host job permanently

LOS ANGELES — “Jeopardy!” is giving himself two answers to the question of who gets to host the quiz show — Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings. Bialik and Jennings have been serving as rotating hosts since Mike Richards exited the show amid controversy after a short tenure as the late Alex Trebek’s replacement. Executive producer … Read more

Ottawa’s most expensive home is on the market for $8.8 million

On the shores of the Ottawa River in the community of Dunrobin, Ont., sits Ottawa’s most expensive home on the market. River View Estate is a 27.8-acre property featuring a home with water views, wooded trails, sports facilities and 835 feet of waterfront, according to the listing on Christie’s International Real Estate. “Simply spectacular! This … Read more

Knockout blow to real estate? Bank of Canada seen raising rates up to 3.75 percent by yearend

The real-estate market has been reeling from a series of interest hikes by the Bank of Canada this year. National home sales fell on monthly and annual comparisons in June 2022, and that was before the oversized one percent increase announced by the central bank in July. The Bank of Canada’s interest-setting rate now stands … Read more

Keltie Forsyth joins the PuSh Festival leadership team

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival has announced the appointment of Keltie Forsyth as its new director of operations. Since earning her MFA in theater directing at UBC, Forsyth has worked in Vancouver as an arts manager, freelance director, instructor, grant writer, and associate artistic-director of both Pi Theatre and Ensemble Theater Company. Most recently … Read more