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Bonkers season on tap for summer vacation rentals

first_img Full Name* It may not be so easy to book a vacation this year: Rental listings are flying off the market, and prices are soaring. (iStock)After a year of putting travel plans on hold, Americans are eager to embark on their next trip. But finding a place to stay domestically may not be as easy as in years past.By the end of March, 90 percent of vacation homes listed on Vrbo in the Jersey Shore and Cape Cod were booked for July, the New York Times reported. Compare that to 2019, when more than 30 percent of the listings in those areas were still available.At The Redwoods In Yosemite, a company that operates more than 120 vacation homes in Yosemite National Park, bookings for May are 35 percent above what they were in 2019. Bookings for June are up 37 percent; for July, it’s an increase of 27 percent.Read moreTravel roars back — and summer rentals book upThe tri-state rental market’s endless summerHot, hot, hot: Resi market sets new price records in March At Barkwells, a group of dog-friendly vacation rentals in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, bookings for the rest of the year have grown 30 percent over 2019’s numbers.As guests compete for bookings, prices are on the rise. According to Transparent, a vacation-rentals data company, the national average nightly rate for Airbnb rentals in July and August is around $220. That’s an increase from last year’s $194; in 2019, a typical year, it was $185.And thanks to more workplace flexibility, renters are staying longer. According to Evolve, a hospitality company that manages more than 14,000 short-term rentals, the average length of stay has increased from 3.7 days in 2020 to 4.9 days. Across search engine HomeToGo, the stay length for travelers checking in between May 1 and Sept. 1 is 11 days, a 14 percent increase from 2019.[NYT] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Email Address* Message*last_img read more

Shawnee residents report more than a dozen pets killed or taken by predator animals

first_imgShawnee resident Cindy Weber raised concerns about predators preying upon pets on the western side of the city.Predator animals preying upon cats and small dogs on the western side of Shawnee have had residents concerned after multiple pets have been reported killed or missing.Cindy Weber, a Shawnee resident who broached the subject at the Aug. 26 council meeting, said she and her neighbors have reported “lots of sightings” of coyotes, bobcats and great horned owls.“Mostly in the last month, we’ve had more than 16 dogs and cats killed, removed from their property — including little dogs from their fenced yards — while the owner was out with them,” Weber said. “So it’s getting kinda scary for those of us with animals.”She personally lost one of her own cats, and she heard one resident say she was out with her small dog in her fenced yard when a coyote jumped the fence took her dog and ran off.Weber said she’s reached out to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to discuss their wishes for the department staff to safely remove the predators from their neighborhoods.Her hope is to raise awareness of the issue to the city council and to inquire if any ordinances would be able to help her and her neighbors resolve it. She suggested the city send out an alert to residents so they know what’s happening.Mayor Michelle Distler said one of the community service officers would reach out to Weber.Councilmember Eric Jenkins said the issue is citywide, not just on the western side of the city.“I live on the eastern side, on this side of Pflumm, and we see coyotes,” Jenkins said. “And bobcats have been sighted in our neighborhood as well.”Distler also suggested the city and Shawnee Police Department can share about the issue on their social media platforms. The Shawnee Police Department yesterday shared an alert on Facebook about it.“Although our pets may sometimes fall prey to predatory animals such as coyotes, bobcats, hawks, and owls, more often than not pets are lost to other circumstances,” the police department wrote in the post. “Either way, please take measures to protect your pets from these potential predators.”last_img read more

Comments sought on Fed rules changes

first_img C omments sought on Fed rules changesThe Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States has requested public comment on the preliminary draft of proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence.The text of the proposed amendments can be downloaded at www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/FederalRulemaking/PublishedRules.aspx. The rules committee is accepting comments on the proposed amendments, which must be submitted no later than February 15, 2012. Comments sought on Fed rules changes December 1, 2011 Regular Newslast_img read more

Pursue overseas markets – CARIFESTA participants encouraged

first_imgNineteen countries confirmed for CARIFESTA XIVWith five months to go to CARIFESTA XIV, 19 countries have confirmed their attendance at this premier festival of the arts from 16 – 25 August 2019, in Trinidad and Tobago. Sixteen Caribbean Member States and Associate Members have responded to the official invitation to participate in the Festival which…March 25, 2019In “Associate Member States”11 countries confirmed for CARIFESTA XIV before February 14 registration deadlineWith seven months to go until CARIFESTA XIV, carded for August 16-25, 2019, in Trinidad and Tobago, 11 Caribbean Member States and five Associate Members, of 19 invited have already registered. This is considered by many to be unprecedented in recent years. An official invitation to participate in the Festival…January 17, 2019In “Anguilla”CARIFESTA XIII ends in true Regional integration styleThe Region’s cultural performers transformed the Kensington Oval in Barbados into a sea of Regional integration as they brought the curtains down on CARIFESTA XIII, Sunday night.  The Closing Ceremony for the ten-day festival featured performances from some of the region’s top music and dance groups, steel bands, and individual…August 28, 2017In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy… CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… Patrons to the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIII) now underway in Barbados are confident that there are opportunities for participants to earn a living in markets outside of the Caribbean. They’re being told to grab them, but more importantly, to follow them up as well. CBC’s Lisa Brome has more. Market Region as Safe Haven – Business Leader center_img Jul 13, 2020 Jun 4, 2020 Oct 9, 2020 Jul 28, 2020 You may be interested in…last_img read more

Brake Parts Inc. Names Andersen Director of CRM

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  MCHENRY, IL — AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “This newly created position is designed to enhance our focus and support of our customer’s needs,” said Charlie Westmoreland, senior vice president sales. ”Nancy will serve as a liaison between sales and all internal departments regarding customers’ needs.” A 25 year veteran of the aftermarket, Andersen has experience in export, customer service, accounting, direct sales and administration in all market segments. She has held a variety of positions at Brake Parts Inc., including manager of administration, customer service manager and senior national accounts representative. Most recently she served as customer support manager, focusing on the Raybestos/Spicer and Aimco/McQuay-Norris brands. To learn more about Brake Parts Inc., visit: www.raybestos.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Territory Sales Managers – Dallas and Phoenix Markets

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  Nationally recognized automotive aftermarket company is seeking experienced and very motivated self-starters for two Territory Sales positions. We have 2 positions available, one in the Dallas market and one in the Phoenix market. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Some travel required. Company car, $47k base salary, benefits and bonus opportunities. Resumes must be received by March 10, 2012. Interested applicants should click the Apply Now button below to submit a resume and cover letter.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Island approves marketing firm hire

Share By ABBEY KUNKLESpecial to the PRESSThe South Padre Island City Council met last week for a special meeting regarding approval of a new marketing contract for the City. Mayor Pro tem Alex Avalos led the meeting in the absence of Mayor Barry Patel.Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Director Keith Arnold, who has been on City staff since July, opened discussion to consider approval of an agreement with The Atkins Group to serve as the marketing communications agency for the City. According to Arnold, the contract proposal from The Atkins Group was accepted after an extensive process, and the contract was later developed by City staff and reviewed by the City attorney. The Convention and Visitors Advisory Board (CVA) agreed to expedite the contract for final approval from the City Council.Arnold relayed some key reasons why they chose The Atkins Group. “First and foremost, this world, especially the world of travel, has absolutely been turned upside down by the internet,” he said. With the significance of social media and travel booking sites, Arnold noted that the agency has both strong conventional and digital interactive media marketing strategies. In addition, it has significant experience in destination marketing in cities throughout Texas. He added, “My whole interest in doing this and my concern is that we produce a cost-effective and powerful destination marketing campaign for the industry that really is economic development for South Padre Island.”City Council members were happy to be working with The Atkins Group as they had worked for the City in the past, but questioned what goals and deadlines were being established in regards to evaluating productivity.  Arnold expressed that the City has not had a firm marketing plan in recent years. President of the group, Steve Atkins said the group has begun a process of brand development with key stakeholders. “We hope the contract will come into place so we have the opportunity to continue, but that will involve a very broad representation and diverse representation of people on the Island that are really involved in this industry,” he said. The group, along with City staff, plan to develop project goals for the future and will provide detailed reports each month.As part of developing the City’s brand, the Council also discussed development of a new website in the amount of $90,000 that is tentatively scheduled to be ready for launch in February. A website subcommittee of the CVA demonstrated some disappointments with the current website, and Atkins said that from an industry standard, it had opportunities to be much more robust.The contract was approved for one year with a stipulation allowing for either party to withdraw from the contract with a 90 day notice. Avalos said, “One of the things where we’re lacking is that we seem to reinvent ourselves constantly, and that is a challenge.” The Council is hopeful the relationship will be successful and will help to develop continuity within the brand.In other news, Juan Infante was named the City’s new information technology (IT) director this week.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedCVA renews Atkins Group marketing contractBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Advisory (CVA) Board considered funding for marketing and research, as well as heard post-event reports during their Wednesday, Sept. 27 meeting. A decision on whether to renew the annual marketing contract with The Atkins Group worth just…October 6, 2017In “News”CVB selects new director, marketing firmSpecial to the PRESS July 6 marked the start date for Keith Arnold, the new director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).   A selection committee which included the city manager, human resources director, City Council and Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board members made the selection final in mid-­‐June.…August 4, 2015In “News”Plenty on SPI’s agendaPRESS Staff Report South Padre Island’s City Council’s first regular meeting date for the new fiscal year includes both a workshop and the regular council meeting. The 2 p.m. workshop agenda focuses on a discussion with the Atkins Group, the marketing firm for South Padre Island. Steve Atkins, the firms’s…October 3, 2011In “News” read more

Eagles Battle MFM FC For NPFL Invitational Trophy

first_imgThe CHAN Eagles will on Sunday at the Sani Abacha Stadium, take on Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club (MFM FC), in the final of the 2017 Nigeria Professional Football League Invitational tournament in Kano.Sunday Faleye’s wonder strike in the 55th minute was all the Eagles needed to edge 7-time league champions Enyimba Intl FC in their final group game, while Adekunle Adegboyega’s second of the tournament against Kano Pillars was enough to grant final passage for the Olukoya Boys.Looking ahead to the final, coach of the CHAN Eagles, Salisu Yusuf eulogized the players for their performance despite a change in formation, but also emphasized the need for improvement. Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/COACH-SALISU-YUSUF-DEC16.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/FIDELIS-ILECHUKWU-DEC16.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Writer: Emmanuel EtimRelated “The team is used to the 4-2-3-1, on occasions it’s the 4-4-2, regardless the players have coordinated averagely and have done well but there’s room for improvement.” – SalisuOn his part, Coach of MFM FC, Fidelis Ilechukwu is hoping the momentum stays when they face arguably the best team in the tournament in Sunday’s final.“We are playing against National team. CHAN Eagles have the best set of players, but in football everything is possible. We will give our best in the final.” – IlechukwuThe final between the CHAN Eagles and MFM FC will take place on Sunday, December 17th at the 29, 000 Sani Abacha Stadium, in Kano. Kick off 4:00pm.Players to watch:CHAN EAGLES: Rabiu Ali, Ifeanyi Ifeanyi, Peter EnejiMFM FC: Onuwa Chukwuka, Tchayo Giscard, Jonathan Zikiyelast_img read more

LGFA Statement re: 2020 Lidl All-Ireland PPS Competitions

first_imgTHE Ladies Gaelic Football Association wishes to make the following statement regarding the Lidl All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Competitions. The LGFA acknowledges that schools and players across all six competitions were left disappointed when, in unprecedented circumstances, the extremely tough decision was taken in March to cancel the Lidl PPS All-Ireland Championships for 2020. This decision was taken in the best interests of all relevant stakeholders, and in line with Government and Public Health Authority advice, following the onset of Covid-19.The LGFA is proud of its role in helping to limit the spread of Covid-19 and, at all times, the health and wellbeing of all of our members has been our primary concern, and that will continue to be the case.We are delighted that club activity has resumed across the country – and we very much hope that local competitions will be completed, ahead of a planned return to inter-county activities in October.However, it should be noted that the total of 85 confirmed new cases of Covid-19 reported yesterday (Thursday) is the highest daily number since late May, and Public Health Officials are extremely concerned by recent trends.It is quite clear that Covid-19 remains a very real threat to our members and their families, and we will continue to play our part in the fight against coronavirus.At present, the clear and prescient advice is that fixtures should be played at local/county level only, before a return to national activity later in the year.Covid-19 and its associated dangers are still very much with us – and will be for some time.In the current climate, we cannot, and will not, sanction any fixture that involves participants from separate provinces, and until the inter-county window officially opens.The LGFA’s stance on the 2020 Lidl All-Ireland Post Primary Schools competitions, and indeed other competitions and initiatives affected, has not changed since it was first communicated in March, and reaffirmed following a recent review.We will not be revisiting decisions relating to the health and safety of our members, which remain wholly relevant, and we consider these matters closed.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more