first_imgPP & D Brochure Distribution,Bill Orleans, president of PP&D Brochure Distribution is proud to announce he is now assuming the operations of Kingdom Brochure Distribution in the St. Johnsbury, Newport and Jay regions of Vermont.Raymond Menard has owned and operated Kingdom Brochure Distribution for ten years. It was founded in 1994. They have over forty locations in the Northeast Kingdom, including Fairbanks Museum, The Eastside Restaurant, Jay Country Store, Newport City Motel, Maple Grove Farms, St. Johnsbury’s Comfort Inn, and The Great Vermont Corn Maze.‘I’ve admired the Kingdom Brochure displays for years. Raymond has done a really great job promoting Northeast Kingdom businesses. I look forward to working in the community and continuing his efforts’ says Orleans.PP&D, founded in 1981, currently distributes in these regions. ‘I am very pleased to add these new displays to our routes. We will better serve our current clients and offer a wider variety of brochures to the new host locations.’PP&D is located in Burlington, Vermont and has seven employees. They have over 700 brochure displays in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire. Some of their over 300 clients include; Fairbanks Museum, Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, Maple Grove, Billings Farm, Farm Way, Ben & Jerry’s, Jay Peak Resort, Cabot Creamery and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.last_img read more

first_imgWood Mackenzie: Global solar installations to hit 115GW in 2020 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:In its latest quarterly market outlook, WoodMac forecasts that total solar installs will increase by 5% year-on-year to reach 115GWdc, driven primarily by a surge in activity within the Chinese market in the second half of the year.WoodMac forecasts that 39GWdc of solar is expected to be installed in China throughout 2020, an increase of 30% year-on-year, with more than two-thirds of that (27GWdc) installed in the second half of the year.Such a figure is broadly in line with other projections of the Chinese market for 2020 – IHS analysts revised their 2020 projections downwards from 45GW to 40-41GW, while the China Photovoltaic Industry Association’s neutral estimate forecasts 40GW to be installed – and comes despite short-term supply chain disruption and module pricing turbulence affecting some developers.Germany, too, looks set to record its best year for solar installs in eight years, with installations set to reach 4.5GW for the year, aided by the removal of a 52GW cap on feed-in tariff accreditations for new solar installs.The same cannot, however, be said in India, which continues to witness disruption caused by the pandemic. Wood Mac expects India to see a 42% slide in solar installs – coming in at just 4.9GW – despite the Indian government’s best intentions to help stimulate further deployment. Without additional policy enforcement, WoodMac has said India’s target of having a 100GW solar generation capacity by 2022 is unlikely to be met.And solar installations look certain to continue grow in the years ahead, setting new records in nearly every consecutive year out to 2025. The one exception will be in 2024, when the end of the investment tax credit in the US will dampen market appetite. By 2025, as much as 145GW of solar is expected to be installed every year.[Liam Stoker]More: Solar installs to reach 115GWdc in 2020 as robust recovery continues: WoodMaclast_img read more

first_imgIt’s not hard to see why so many overseas buyers were keen on Surfers Paradise. Picture: Nigel HalletOVERSEAS based buyers are keen on securing properties in Surfers Paradise more than any other part of Queensland.New analysis of where foreign buyers search for properties in Queensland is dominated by beachside suburbs and those close to universities.And while many think that China-based buyers are the group buying up big in our market, it is actually potential buyers from New Zealand who are searching in Queensland more than those from any other country.In the past six months, there were 29,494 overseas-based buyers who searched for properties in Surfers Paradise on was also a popular search location for buyers based overseas. Picture: Lachie MillardThe second most popular area was Noosa, which chalked up 19,687 searches followed by Broadbeach with 18,751.St Lucia, home to the University of Queensland, was the most searched Brisbane suburb with 18,199 searches by overseas buyers in the past six months.REA Group chief economist Nerida Conisbee said while holiday hot spots were popular, Queensland’s universities had earned a strong reputation and many overseas parents wanted their children to do their study here.As a result plenty were searching suburbs including St Lucia and Indooroopilly for places for their children to live while they studied.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:07Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:07 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenGlobal appeal: top Aussie suburbs searches01:07Ms Conisbee said buying close to good universities was a key criteria for potential buyers from China and Singapore.“They are very education focused,’’ she said, “while the rest of the world is all looking for Queensland beach suburbs.’’Ms Conisbee said New Zealanders were particularly keen on searching in beach suburbs and didn’t restrict themselves to the southeast corner.She said the restrictions on Chinese buyers moving money out of the country had, had an impact on how many were looking at property in Australia, although Queensland had not felt the downturn as much as other states.Being close to major universities such as the University of Queensland was important to overseas buyers.“We have seen a drop off of about 25 per cent nationally,’’ she said.“What is interesting though is Queensland has been the least affected. In Sydney it dropped about 44 per cent, in southeast Queensland it only dropped off around 10 per cent.“I don’t know why, maybe Sydney is now considered too expensive, Queensland has been pretty affordable.’’Ray White Surfers Paradise CEO Andrew Bell was not surprised Surfers Paradise was on the radar of overseas buyer.He said it had the highest profile of any suburb on the Gold Coast and it was a natural magnet for many overseas tourists.“I would suggest that when we consider buying it is natural to want to be as close to or part of all of those significant lifestyle choices that happen in central locations,’’ he said.Mr Bell said it also had a wide variety of property types and price ranges so was appealing to a broad cross section of buyers.He said there were a lot of new buildings under development at Surfers Paradise which meant it was the easiest buying option for foreign buyers.Not only because it was easier to get foreign investment approval, but because it could be safely locked up and left when they weren’t in the country“Most of our foreign purchasers are people who do not move here permanently but simply choose to have a holiday home here,’’ he said.John Newlands of Professionals Surfers Paradise said the area had all the amenity international travellers and buyers were looking for.From restaurants and high end hotels to the casino and golf courses plus high end international retailers.Mr Newlands agreed it was mainly investors and holiday makers buying at Surfers Paradise with not so many overseas based buyers making a permanent move there.Under Australian legislation foreign persons need to apply for foreign investment approval before buying residential real estate in Australia.It is generally for newly built properties with an aim of their investment helping to create construction industry jobs.Since May last year any foreign owner who leaves their property unoccupied for more than six months within a year will be charged an annual vacancy charge.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoWhile foreign buyers are generally not allowed to buy existing properties in Australia those who are temporary residents and need a place to live can purchase as long as they sell the property when they leave Australia.Temporary residents cannot buy established properties to rent out or for use as a holiday home.SUBURBS MOST SEARCHED BY FOREIGN BUYERSSurfers Paradise – 29,494Noosa Heads – 19,687Broadbeach – 18,751St Lucia – 18,199Southport – 18,134Mooloolaba – 16,092Burleigh Heads – 14,765Indooroopilly – 14,142Robina – 12,921New Farm – 12,668COUNTRY OF ORIGINNew ZealandUnited KingdomUnited StatesHong KongPhilippinesCanadaSingaporeJapanChinaSouth AfricaSource: read more

first_imgLiteSite News 7 January 2016A massive analysis spanning seven countries has found that people who view pornography are more likely to be physically or verbally aggressive than those who do not.Those who report that they watch porn are more likely to rape, sexually harass, or use threats and intimidation to “obtain sex” than those who do not, the study found.“Consumption of pornography was associated with an increased likelihood of committing actual acts of sexual aggression,” according to the report, which was published in the Journal of Communication on December 29.Researchers from Indiana University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa performed a meta-analysis of 22 studies from around the globe.“The accumulated data leave little doubt that, on the average, individuals who consume pornography more frequently are more likely to hold attitudes conducive to sexual aggression and engage in actual acts of sexual aggression than individuals who do not consume pornography or who consume pornography less frequently,” they wrote.Significantly, they found that it made no difference whether the porn consumer was male or female – and whether the content was viewed on the internet or another medium.They found that, while “associations were stronger for verbal than physical sexual aggression,” both “were significant.”READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more