Vermont sees annual drop in home sales, prices

first_imgThe Vermont housing market was the only one in New England to experience a year-over-year decline in both number of transactions, down -2.4 percent, and median price, down -4.3 percent, according to RE/MAX. Vermont’s median home price is $180,900, down from $189,000. This still places Vermont third highest in the region, behind only Massachusetts ($260,000) and Connecticut ($232,500).RE/MAX of New England Executive Vice President Jay Hummer said the number of transactions is encouraging, but there is still a gap between what buyers think their home is worth and what it will actually sell for.  The RE/MAX of New England January Monthly Housing Report shows that year-over-year, the number of unit sales in every state in New England, except Vermont, is slightly higher than January 2011. New Hampshire and Rhode Island experienced the highest change in units sold with an increase of 16.8 percent and 17.8 percent, respectively. While the number of transactions remain relatively flat, prices continue to dip in every state in New England.‘The slight uptick in sales is encouraging as it means buyers are active in the market, however, we are still trying to find a balance between buyer expectations and market realities when it comes to pricing,’ Hummer said.last_img read more

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‘It’s no longer about money’ – interview with Nowsad Gani

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Caribbean Unveils Initiatives to Support Reopening Tourism

first_img Oct 15, 2020 Companies in the region which participate in the training will be recognised, and accommodation providers which also join CARPHA’s online Tourism Health Information System (THiS) will be eligible to receive the Caribbean Travel Health Assurance (CTHA) Stamp, adding further assurance to travelers about their commitment to health safety. The initial set of guidelines includes detailed checklists backed by health safety training for various tourism industry sectors, including ground transportation, accommodation providers, food and beverage, and attractions. General health safety protocols have also been created and will be supported with training delivered by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to a wide cross section of employees and owners in the tourism industry. Health and Tourism Partnership Addresses COVID-19 Risks to Travelers and Employees CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 16, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Read more at: Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Press Room Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Press Room) The Caribbean’s health and tourism authorities’ COVID-19 Caribbean Tourism Task Force announced a new initiative to help safeguard the health of travelers and employees during a recent virtual press conference, unveiling comprehensive health safety guidelines supported by an aggressive training schedule aimed at reaching thousands of the region’s tourism employees in the coming weeks and months.  Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Different Tourism Will Emerge From COVID-19, Says CTO SG(Caribbean Tourism Organisation Press Release)  – Tourism in the Caribbean and the rest of the world will be considerably different as countries begin to reopen their borders to international traffic following the forced closures occasioned by the onset of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), says the region’s top tourism official. Neil…June 23, 2020In “Audio”​ILO: Sustainable Solutions Urgently Needed to Address Collapse of Caribbean Tourism EmploymentInternational Labour Organisation Press Release) —  Almost half a million Caribbean tourism workers face the prospect of decent work deficits in the form of job losses, reductions in working hours, and loss of incomes, while the worsening of working conditions and the move to informal employment appear as a concrete…August 26, 2020In “Belize”Caribbean Has Achieved COVID-19 Containment – ResearcherBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Caribbean Tourism Organisation (5 May, 2020) – The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been contained in the English-speaking Caribbean and Haiti, according to a leading researcher and academic. However, Dr. Clive Landis, pro-vice-chancellor for undergraduate studies and research, and professor of cardiovascular research at the University of the West Indies…May 8, 2020In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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Dredging Among the Topics at 2015 WAMSI Conference

first_imgResearchers undertaking two of the largest marine science programs in Australia are sharing their findings at the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) research conference this week. Premier and Science Minister Colin Barnett said that the $19 million WAMSI Dredging Science program was helping better understand the effect of dredging on the marine environment, and would identify better approaches to assessing and managing the impact of future dredging operations.“There are millions of cubic meters of dredging needed to support our economy. But because we don’t know the full impact of dredging, we have to take quite a precautionary approach when setting conditions on companies to have confidence the environment is protected,” Mr Barnett said.According to Environment Minister Albert Jacob, this dredging research was an excellent collaboration among industry and science providers to address knowledge gaps in managing environmental impacts. The dredging science program combines $9.5 million in industry funds from Chevron, Woodside and BHP Billiton, with over $9.5 million co-investment from the WAMSI partners.The conference includes more than 60 presentations from researchers and invited speakers and is running at the State Library of Western Australia from March 30 to April 1, 2015.last_img read more

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Legal Ombudsman seeks views on complaints publishing

first_imgA discussion paper issued by the Legal Ombudsman today is seeking views on whether it should publish the names of firms when it reports details of consumer complaints. The Ombudsman has been set up by the Office for Legal Complaints and begins taking complaints from consumers next month. The Legal Services Act allows it to name the lawyer or firm involved in any case it reports on. However, solicitors have voiced concerns that this could have an economic or reputational impact. The paper asks whether the Ombudsman should only publish anonymised cases, or whether naming the lawyers would benefit consumers. It also asks whether identifying lawyers could have a disproportionate impact on certain areas of the law, how long the information should remain in the public domain, or whether it should only identify lawyers if they receive a certain number of complaints in a year. The paper also seeks views on whether any information at all should be published, the types of cases and levels of decisions to be published, and the form of publication. Responding to the document, Legal Services Consumer Panel chairwoman Dianne Hayter said: ‘In this era of transparency, the presumption should be to favour disclosure in a market where consumers lack the information to choose suitable lawyers. ‘The panel strongly supports the identification of lawyers subject to ombudsman investigations, but this must be done in a way that illuminates, rather than clouds, understanding.’last_img read more

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Offshore energy puts some wind in Cory’s sales

first_imgThe company, part of Braemar Shipping Services, with offices throughout the UK and in Singapore, recently announced interim results which revealed sales of GBP16 million (USD26 million), for the six months to the end of August, with a GBP1 million (USD1.6 million) operating profit. The company said it has adapted to market conditions and created subdivisions, Cory Energy and Cory Renewables, to react to the recent growth in the renewable energy and wind farm industry, particularly in the UK’s East Coast area.”It’s an interesting operation bearing in mind that most of this goes on offshore,” said John van Bergen, managing director. “These windmills are huge, absolutely staggering things.”Cory has benefited from being part of Braemar. Mr van Bergen explains: “Being part of a plc shows we are reliable and secure as well as enabling us to invest,” he says. He said the company wants to extend its overseas network and get more involved in the energy business in the coming year.last_img read more

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Tradelossa reacts in Mexico

first_imgEach reactor measured 22.7 m long, 8.5 m wide by 8.7 m high, and was moved approximately 15 km to the project site using 20 axle lines of SPMTs.Tradelossa said both units were transported consecutively, with one unit temporarily staged on beams and stools until access to the project site was granted. The company was given just a two-week window to complete the project.    Watch a video of the transport here.www.tradelossa.comlast_img

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TOTAL OF 90 COMMUNITY COUNCILS ACROSS DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ESTABLISHED

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfries and Galloway Community Council Elections – ResultsA total of 90 Community Councils within our region have been established (through 79 Un-Contested Elections and 11 Contested Elections) thanks to the Community council Elections, held on Thursday 22 October.These are detailed below:Annandale and EskdaleUncontested ElectionsCummertrees and Cummertrees WestDalton and Carrutherstown,Eastriggs, Dornock and CrecaEskdalemuirGretna and RiggHoddom and EcclefechanKirkpatrick Fleming and DistrictKirkpatrick JuxtaKirtle and EaglesfieldLangholm, Ewes and WesterkirkMiddlebie and WaterbeckMoffat and DistrictRoyal Burgh of AnnanRoyal Four TownsSpringfield and Gretna GreenTempland and DistrictThe Royal Burgh of Lochmaben and DistrictWamphrayContested ElectionsBrydekirkCanonbieJohnstoneTotal Number of Community Councils = 21NithsdaleUncontested ElectionsCaerlaverockGeorgetownHeathahllKirkbeanKirkmahoeKirkmichaelLincludenLochside and WoodlandsNew AbbeyRuthwell and ClarencefieldSouthernessTerreglesTinwald ParishTroqueer LandwardAuldgirth and DistrictCarronbridgeCloseburnDunscoreHolywood and NewbridgeIrongrayKirkconnel and KelloholmPenpontRoyal Burgh of Sanquhar and DistrictThornhillTynronContested ElectionsLoreburnTorthorwaldGlencairnKeirTotal Number of established CC’s = 29StewartryUncontested ElectionsAuchencairnBalmaclellandBalmaghieBorgueBuittle ParishCarsphairnCastle DouglasColvend and SouthwickCorsock and Kirkpatrick DurhamCrossmichael and DistrictDalbeattieDundrennanGatehouse of FleetKeltonKirkgunzeonLochruttonPartonRoyal Burgh of Kirkcudbright and DistrictRoyal Burgh of New Galloway and Kells ParishTonglandTwynholmContested ElectionsDalry Community CouncilTotal Number of Community Councils: 22WigtownUncontested ElectionsCairnryanGarliestonIsle of WhithornKirkcolmKirkcowanKirkmabreckKirkmaidenLochansNew LuceOld LucePort William and DistrictRoyal Burgh of Wigtown and DistrictSorbieStoneykirkThe Royal Burgh of Whithorn and DistrictContested ElectionsCree ValleyPortpatrickStranraerTotal Number of Community Councils: 18Ronnie Nicholson, Leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council said:“Community Councils provide a strong voice in their communities. As a Council we understand the importance of local priorities and it is encouraging that people have put themselves forward to stand for election to represent our local people and to communicate their views to us and to other agencies in Dumfries and Galloway.The Elections have resulted in the establishment of 90 Community Councils which represents a very significant 84% of our Community Council areas.”To find out more on Community Council’s please visit www.dumgal.gov.uk/communitycouncilsAn Area-based results Table will be issued in due course, containing the names of those who have been elected.last_img read more

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Friday concerts return to Farmington Civic Theater

first_img admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) The next Friday Night Live concert, presented by St. Joe’s Medical Group, will be January 11, featuring the duo Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis. It will be a night of songcraft and harmony in the intimate upstairs setting at the Farmington Civic Theater.Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis (contributed)Dave is a Dexter, Michigan singer-songwriter who enthusiastically blends storytelling, music and humor. Kristi is a former Radio City Rockette and a talented singer in her own right. Together, they put on a show that is down home and polished.The evening begins with the versatile Scott Martin. You may have seen Scott, who hails from Canton, play downtown Farmington’s Rhythmz in Riley Park summer concert series. This night, you’ll experience a special one-man show as he performs his own songs.Friday Night Live concerts focus on singer-songwriters and begin at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available in advance at the box office or at the door. Also, online at Eventbrite.com. Cash only at the theater.The Farmington Civic Theater, is located in downtown Farmington at 33332 Grand River Avenue. Additional concert information is available on the theater’s Facebook page. Reported bylast_img read more

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Kiefer Ravena named MVP in PBA Draft Combine

first_imgKiefer Ravena (left) dribbles as he tries to escape from JK Casino during the PBA Draft Combine at the Gatorade Hoops Center. PBA [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’ Kiefer Ravena named MVP in PBA Draft Combine ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Thursday, October 26, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/sports-ravena-draft-combine.png’ attachment=’121799′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image] [av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]MANILA – Kiefer Ravena proved that he was very much ready for the pros with his impressive showing in the two-day PBA Draft Combine that ended Tuesday at the Gatorade Hoops Center.The Ilonggo guard was named the Most Valuable Player after finishing with 12 points for the A-2 Team, which defeated the Jeron Teng-led B-3 Team in the championship match of the mini-tournament.Jason Perkins, Robbie Herndon, Christian De Chavez, Elmer Cabahug, and Lervin Flores also composed the A-2 Team under Kia Picanto head coach Chris Gavina.“Siguro ako lumabas lang talaga iyong pagka-competitive. Ayoko talaga magpatalo,” said Ravena. “Kahit iyong mga maliliit na competitions na ganito, gusto ko magpakitang-gilas. Sinabi ko sa sarili ko na dalawang araw lang naman ito.”The former Ateneo Blue Eagles guard also made an impression on Day 1 when he topped the vertical leap, speed and agility tests.Ravena, a two-time MVP in the UAAP, posted the highest vertical leap at 39.5 inches while showing a speed of 2.78 seconds in the 3/4 court sprint.At 5-foot-10, the Ilonggo cager dominated over taller players Julian Sargent (39 inches), Anton Manuel (38.5), Flores (38), Biboy Enguio and Sydney Onwubere (37.5).Being the consensus No. 2 overall pick in the Rookie Draft this coming Sunday, Ravena said he is excited to play for NLEX Road Warriors under head coach Yeng Guiao.“I’ve been under a fiery coach also such as Coach Jamike (Jarin),” Ravena said. “I guess that was good practice for me, but I don’t think Coach Jamike is anywhere close to how Coach Yeng is.”/PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

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