WASHINGTON Andrelton Simmons Jersey , Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- Sales of U.S. new homes rose in November to a four-month high, echoing an improving housing market in the past three months.
The sales of new single-family houses in November were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, 5.2 percent above the revised October level, and 16.5 percent above the same period last year the Commerce Department said Friday.
The data is higher than the market expectation of 575,000 Albert Pujols Jersey , and the sales for October were unrevised at 563,000.
The median sales price of new houses stood at 305,400 U.S. dollars in November. The seasonally adjusted estimate of new houses for sale at the end of November was 250,000 units, which represented a supply of 5.1 months at the current sales rate.
Existing home sales, the major part of the U.S. housing market witnessed a third straight month growth Cheap Los Angeles Angels Hats , rising 0.7 percent from October to 5.61 million in November, the highest since February 2007, 15.4 percent above a year ago, said the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on Wednesday.
Improving job market and possible mortgage rates hike after the Federal Reserve raising the interest rate drove buyers into the market, said NAR.
China's "Father of Hybrid Rice" Yuan Longping receives an interview at an experimental field of 'giant' rice in Jinjing Township of Changsha County, central China's Hunan Province Cheap Los Angeles Angels T-Shirts , Oct. 16, 2017. A new kind of rice that can grow to a height of 2.2 meters has been introduced to China, the Chinese Academy of Sciences institute of subtropical agriculture (ISA) announced Monday. With the average height of more than 1.8 meters, the yield of the 'giant' rice is expected to surpass 11.5 tonnes per ha, 15 to 20 percent more than ordinary rice, said the ISA. (XinhuaLi Ga)
Photo taken on Oct. 16 Cheap Los Angeles Angels Hoodies , 2017 shows an experimental field of 'giant' rice in Jinjing Township of Changsha County, central China's Hunan Province. A new kind of rice that can grow to a height of 2.2 meters has been introduced to China, the Chinese Academy of Sciences institute of subtropical agriculture (ISA) announced Monday. With the average height of more than 1.8 meters, the yield of the 'giant' rice is expected to surpass 11.5 tonnes per ha, 15 to 20 percent more than ordinary rice, said the ISA. (XinhuaLi Ga)
A staff worker feeds mud fish at an experimental field of 'giant' rice in Jinjing Township of Changsha County Custom Los Angeles Angels Jerseys , central China's Hunan Province, Oct. 16, 2017. A new kind of rice that can grow to a height of 2.2 meters has been introduced to China, the Chinese Academy of Sciences institute of subtropical agriculture (ISA) announced Monday. (XinhuaLi Ga)
China sets new world record for rice yield
Yuan Longping, renowned developer of hybrid rice, has set a new world record.
A hybrid rice project headed by Yuan has achieved a yield of 1 Cheap Los Angeles Angels Jerseys ,149.02 kg of rice per mu (about 0.07 hectares), or 17.2 tonnes per hectare, in north China's Hebei Province, local authorities said Monday.
Yuan's team grew "Xiang Liangyou 900," on an experimental field of 100 mu in Yongnian District, Handan City. Organized by the provincial science and technology department Yunel Escobar Angels Jersey , they randomly selected three plots on the field, and supervised the harvest on Sunday, said an official with the department.
A total of 3,591.84 kg of rice was harvested on plots totalling 3.126 mu, which set the new world record at 1,149.02 kg of rice per mu Shohei Ohtani Angels Jersey , said the official.
According to a field hand, their fine management, including more irrigation and weeding, has contributed to the high yield.
Last year, the crops yielded as much as 1,082.1 kg per mu and 1 Rod Carew Angels Jersey ,088 kg per mu in Yuan's two projects in Hebei and Yunnan respectively. Both broke previous world records for the highest yield in high-latitude areas as well as output on 100 mu of farmland.
A new world record in output of double-cropping rice was also set in south China's Guangdong last year, which achieved an annual yield of 1,537.78 kg of rice per mu of farmland.
Known as China's "father of hybrid rice," Yuan began theoretical research about 50 years ago and has been setting new records of hybrid rice yields ever since.
About 65 percent of Chinese people depend on rice as a staple food.
BUDAPEST， April 21 (Xinhua) -- The four-day 23rd Budapest International Book Festival got underway on Thursday as Budapest will take the festival as its way of marking the World Book and Copyright Day on April 23.
The festival includes a focus on Slovakia as the guest country， and on Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder who is the guest of honor.
Hungarian Human Resources Minister Zoltan Balog officially opened the festival， noting that in today's world， it has become more important than ever to understand each other. He particularly emphasized the need for the countries and people in Central Europe to cooperate.
The official offered a special welcome to Gaarder， who， in his words， ""has paved a way into the hard-to-open world of philosophy for schoolchildren and young people.""
Slovakian Culture Minister Marek Madaric welcomed the translation of 40 Slovak books into Hungarian for the festival， saying that Hungarian publishers had done a great job in getting the Slovak books onto Hungarian bookshelves.
Gaarder was presented with the Budapest Grand Prix by Deputy Mayor Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky and Andras Sandor Kocsis， president of the Association of Hungarian Book Publishers and Distributors.
The book festival will attract the participation of around 600 writers， scientists and artists， and presents about 200 newly published books. It will continue until Sunday.
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