Blue Ridge Outdoors on the Newsplex: Microbrew Madness

first_imgAlso check out the BRO #ultimate100 Blue Ridge Outdoors’ Ross Ruffing talks with the Charlottesville Newsplex about the latest issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine and it’s annual region-wide reader poll contest: Microbrew Madness — a bracket style online competition between 32 Blue Ridge breweries that garnered more than 50,000 votes over the course of five weeks.last_img

Long Island Weather Rainy Before Sunny Memorial Day Weekend

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island is forecast to have a wet week on tap, but Memorial Day weekend revelers can expect clear, sunny skies with temperatures in the 70s, just in time for beach season to return.The chance of rainy weather Monday will continue into Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, according to Upton-based meteorologists with the National Weather Service.The predictions alternate between a likelihood of showers and thunderstorms. Fog will continue from Monday into Tuesday.After it clears up Friday, the forecast calls for a mostly sunny Saturday and Sunday with the good weather continuing into Memorial Day on Monday.last_img read more

5 reasons why your credit union’s website matters most

first_imgThe way your website looks can indicate whether a potential member will want to join your credit union in mere seconds. But why does having a top-notch website matter? Let’s dig deeper.First Impressions MatterResearch shows that a first impression is formed within seven seconds. This means that when a new user lands on your credit union’s website, they will have decided whether or not they want to become a member in the time it took to read this sentence. It’s that fast. It has been proven that a visually pleasing website is more likely to retain users. With a strong web design, you’re creating a bigger opportunity to impress new users and convert them into members.Brand MattersA credit union’s website is its personal online branding portal. Your website paints a picture of who the credit union is, what it does and how it does it. The good news is that if you have a well-designed site, then you are in control of every aspect of that message. This means you can share your story with colors, images and typography that reflects the tone of your CU. continue reading » 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

UGP: By monopolizing transport, the City of Dubrovnik violates several laws and calls into question the existence of carriers

first_imgAs a result, private carriers become much more expensive, and the city of Dubrovnik itself has been damaged by a hefty amount of at least 900.000,00 kuna, which is how much the city earns annually from tolls on the Pile plateau, according to the UGP. “Although Libertas – Dubrovnik doo bought the mentioned buses on credit, we repeat that this is a company that is owned by the city of Dubrovnik and as such is subsidized from the city budget. Vehicles purchased with subsidies may not be used for commercial purposes on behalf of a third party, in this case. Even if specific buses were not purchased with a subsidy, the company is still subsidized by the City (salaries, maintenance, fuel ()”Point out from UGP. The UGP additionally states that at the session of the City Council, Mayor Mato Franković stated that within a maximum of two years, only and exclusively Libertas will operate in the city of Dubrovnik. Libertas – Dubrovnik entered the market with its price list of the mentioned transfers, which are slightly more expensive than private carriers, but at the same time the City of Dubrovnik, ie the company Sanitat Dubrovnik, abolished the obligation to pay a stop fee on the Pile plateau. In July 2019, the City of Dubrovnik sent a letter to travel agencies with a proposal for a new organization of traffic, which stated that from 01.04.2020. public city transport Libertas-Dubrovnik doo (a company owned by the city of Dubrovnik) will be the only one that will be able to transport guests from ships on cruises on the route Luka Dubrovnik – Pile. The situation in this case is completely clear. In a completely illegal way, the local self-government unit is trying to enter the market by establishing a monopoly, said Marko Slišković, a member of the tourism committee of the Voice of Entrepreneurs association, adding: “As far as I know, we live in a democratic state where the rules of market competition are clearly set. We can compare this move of the city of Dubrovnik with the socialist way of governing, and such a thing should be a long-forgotten past.” Namely, the members of the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association from Dubrovnik are hindered by none other than the city of Dubrovnik, monopolizing the transport of tourists in certain locations. Due to the needs of these transfers, Libertas – Dubrovnik doo bought six articulated buses (three are already running in Dubrovnik, while three are still announced). Articulated buses are city buses and can only be registered as such, in which case they would perform occasional transport. The city of Dubrovnik prevents the work of local occasional carriers by giving a monopoly for transport on certain routes to companies owned by the city, point out the Association of Voices of Entrepreneurs. “I hereby order the local authorities of the city of Dubrovnik to suspend the proceedings and to publicly apologize to all citizens of the city of Dubrovnik. The Association of Entrepreneurs will, as before, monitor their every step and we will definitely not allow such anomalies to the detriment of entrepreneurs and all citizens of the city of Dubrovnik. ” Slišković concluded.center_img UGP considers the behavior of the city of Dubrovnik inadmissible. In this way, they get directly involved in market competition, using their powers to monopolize the market, and at the same time they are the only ones who will make money from the occasional transport of tourists. / / / GUESTS FROM THE CRUISER WILL BE TRANSPORTED BY LOW-FLOOR BUS TO THE SAW Photo: City of Dubrovnik “In all of the above, we find that the City of Dubrovnik is in violation of the law on road transport, the law on communal economy, the law on management of local self-government units, but also the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia since it is a pure monopoly prohibited by Article 49. The Bus Association has 45 members with about 150 buses, while in Dubrovnik there are a dozen other buses that are not members of the Association. Not to mention how much impact the implementation of this decision would have on our business, especially after the COVID 19 pandemic.” said Vesna Lukić, president of the Ragusa Bus Association. It is a matter of a pure transfer, although the city government persistently uses the term “shuttle”, which is not the case, the UGP emphasizes. Cover photo: of Dubrovnik / Illustration: HrTurizamlast_img read more

EMGS in New Barents Sea Sale

first_imgElectromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has entered into data licensing agreements with an undisclosed client.The agreements are related to 3D CSEM multi-client data in the Barents Sea in Norway, the company informed.The agreements represent combined revenues of approximately USD 1.2 million.According to the company’s multi-client data library, EMGS in Norway covers nearly 50,000 square kilometers of 3D full azimuth multi-client data in the Barents Sea.last_img

Caribbean Tourism Industry decision makers to debate investment opportunities at hotel & tourism investment conference

first_imgNewsRegional Caribbean Tourism Industry decision makers to debate investment opportunities at hotel & tourism investment conference by: – April 24, 2012 Share Share Sharing is caring! 12 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Photo credit: perspectivemagazine.comSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (24 April, 2012) – Some of the Caribbean tourism industry’s top decision makers will share their perspectives on investment opportunities in the region at the 16th Annual Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (CHTIC), which gets underway here in earnest tomorrow with an official opening ceremony. Four members of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)’s Council of Ministers and Commissioners of Tourism – the highest decision making body of the region’s tourism development agency – will help set the stage for discussion on challenges facing the sector, as well as the potential for development. The CTO chairman, Hon Ricky Skerritt, who is also the minister of tourism and international transport for St. Kitts and Nevis, will be part of a panel discussing the Caribbean on the world tourism stage. The presenters, including a corporate finance expert and a tourism researcher, will seek to provide tools and vital data to help frame the discussion during the conference.They will also identify opportunities for tourism development in the Caribbean. The 90-minute session dubbed, Setting the Scene: Challenges, Potential and Opportunities – The Caribbean on the World Tourism Stage, will be followed almost immediately by a session on public and private sector partnerships. This session will feature Hon. Karine Roy-Camille, the president of the Martinique Tourism Authority; Hon. John Maginley, Antigua & Barbuda’s minister of tourism and civil aviation; and Hon. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, the minister of tourism and civil aviation of The Bahamas.They will share their vision of investment opportunities in the region and the policies that are required to encourage expansion.Both sessions will take place on Wednesday April 25 and are among the highlights of the 24- to 26 April conference, which is being held organized by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA) and the CTO. Press Release Tweetlast_img read more

Marsha Lee Acra, 69

first_imgMarsha Lee Acra, 69, of Milan passed away Wednesday morning, November 8, 2017 at the University Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born at Milan on April 9, 1948 the daughter of Walter and Thelma Taylor Knowlton. Survivors include her mother Thelma Knowlton of Milan; two sons Douglas (Summer) Acra, and Jon Acra and his fiancé Audra Kistler all of Milan; three grandchildren Holden, Madysen, and Kaylee Acra; one brother Bruce (Darlene) Knowlton of Milan; one sister Malena (Jim) Lovins of Milan. She was preceded in death by her father and her granddaughter Micayla Acra. Mrs. Acra was a 1966 graduate of Versailles High School. She received her Associate’s Degree in nursing from Vincennes University and then her BS in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. She retired in 2013 after 37 years as a registered nurse and supervisor with the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. Marsha was a member of the Milan United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 11th at 10:30am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Burial will be in the Craven Cemetery at Milan. Visitation will be on Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Micayla Acra Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

World Athletics President Coe proposed for IOC membership

first_img IOC President Thomas Bach said Coe, in line to become the first World Athletics head to serve as an IOC member since disgraced predecessor Lamine Diack, had committed to addressing a conflict of interest which had previously prevented him from joining the organisation. Bach said Coe had agreed to move from managing director of CSM Sport & Entertainment – a role which the IOC Ethics Commission said represented a conflict of interest – to a more “passive position” with the global agency. Once the double Olympic gold medallist has provided documentation to the Ethics Commission by July 1, “the concerns of the Ethics Commission would be gone,” Bach added. “Because the Executive Board has full confidence in our friend Seb Coe they have decided to put the candidature forward subject to the delivery of such documentation,” Bach said. Coe, whose candidature is linked to his role as World Athletics President, is one of five officials due to be approved as members at the first virtual IOC Session on July 17. Princess Reema Bandar Al-Saud, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States, former Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Cuban Olympic Committee (COC) Board member Maria de la Caridad Colón Ruenes and acting Mongolian National Olympic Committee President Battushig Batbold have also been put forward for individual membership. The number of IOC members will grow to 105 when they are rubber-stamped by the Session next month. “With the election of these five candidates, the IOC Session and the entire Olympic Movement would benefit from an extremely valuable range of skills and expertise,” Bach said. Loading… World Athletics President, Sebastian Coe, is set to become a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after being proposed by the Executive Board.center_img “We are also bringing up the female membership to 39.” She has been part of the IOC Women in Sport Commission since 2018 and is the deputy of women’s affairs at the Saudi General Sports Authority. Grabar-Kitarović was President of Croatia from 2015 until she was defeated in her bid for re-election earlier this year. The politician attended the 2018 FIFA World Cup final in Moscow and was part of the presentation party, alongside the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin and FIFA head Gianni Infantino. Ruenes, gold medallist in the women’s javelin at the 1980 Olympics in the Russian capital, is chair of the COC Gender Commission and is part of the World Athletics Women’s Committee. A member of the Badminton World Federation Council, Batbold is due to serve as Mongolia’s Chef de Mission at the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The IOC Executive Board has also extended the term of China’s Zaiqing Yu, an IOC vice-president, until 2025. read also:Coe: World Athletics Championships could move to 2022 Yu had been due to reach the age limit of 70 next year. The Session will also be asked to green light a change in William Blick’s status on the IOC from a member linked to his function as President of the Uganda Olympic Committee to individual member, which will allow him to remain on the body until he turns 70. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

UWF Tied for Second After First Round at South Regionals

first_imgUWF Tied for Second After First Round at South Regionals Share April 30, 2007LAKELAND, Fla. – The six team field at the 54-hole NCAA II Women’s South Regional Championships has completed the first round of play at The Club at Eaglebrook in Lakeland, Fla. Fourth ranked West Florida is tied for second place with defending south regional and four-time national champion Rollins, who is ranked second in the country. They are six shots behind top ranked and tournament host Florida Southern. All six teams competing in the south regional are ranked nationally in the top seven.West Florida and Rollins has a 304 through 18 holes. Florida Southern shot a 298. Third ranked Lynn is fourth with a 314. Seventh ranked Barry has a 315, and fifth ranked Nova Southeastern shot a 317.Sarah Nicholson (Cedar Falls, Iowa / Cedar Falls HS) led UWF with a 75, +3 and is tied for seventh. Vicky Jackson (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. / Ft. Walton Beach HS) and Natalia Espinosa (Bogota, Colombia) are tied for 12th with a 76, +4. Clara Fornella (Montevideo, Uruguay) is tied for 17th with a 77, +5. Rachel Christ (Charlotte, N.C. / Robinson HS) shot an 88, +16 and is tied for 32nd. Maria Garcia Austt of Nova Southeastern is in first place with a 71, -1.The top two teams and top two individuals not on one of the advancing teams will qualify for the NCAA II Women’s National Championships on May 9-12 at Stonebrook Golf Club in Pace, Fla.The second round will begin tomorrow at 7 a.m. central time. The third and final round tees off on Thursday at the same time. Follow the tournament using Golfstat’s live scoring system linked on the women’s golf page at goargos.comPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

McDowell secures Heritage title

first_img The Northern Irishman was four shots off the lead at the start of the final round but forced a play-off with a 69 from the closing 18 holes, finishing alongside America’s Simpson on nine under par. He then struck his approach on the extra hole to within 15 feet, two-putting for par. Simpson failed to match the feat when he missed from 10 feet, handing the 2010 US Open champion victory. Graeme McDowell has won the RBC Heritage in South Carolina, beating US Open champion Webb Simpson in a play-off. England’s Luke Donald and Kevin Streelman, of the United States, were tied for third – two shots behind McDowell and Simpson. McDowell’s victory came at the end of a day when strong winds meant just three of the 70 competitors finished with rounds in the 60s – Donald and America’s Russell Henley were the others. McDowell produced birdies at the fifth, 11th and 16th holes, before bogeying the 18th. Simpson’s 71 contained birdies at the second, third and 12th but bogeys on the fifth, eighth and 10th. Overnight leader Charley Hoffman, who went into the final round with a two-shot advantage, paid for a poor start. Bogeys at the fifth, ninth and 10th damaged his hopes, before he got a shot back on the 12th. However, his challenge ended with a double bogey at the 14th and dropped shots on the final two holes. Donald – recovering from a poor third round – enjoyed a fine start to his round to catapult himself into contention, with a run of four birdies in five holes between the second and sixth seeing him make the turn in 32. However, bogeys on the 10th and 13th – either side of a birdie on the 11th – slowed his momentum. England’s Brian Davis finished nine shots off the pace after a final-round 74, with compatriot Greg Owen a further five shots back after closing with a 75. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more