Broome County parks see increase in boat rentals

first_img“Dorchester Park alone, boating revenue we matched in the first five days what we did in July 2019 last year. So we’ve definitely seen increases in attendance, revenue, and just across the board,” said Woidt. Since there has been an increase in people, Broome County Parks had more spots to fill this summer. She says one reason for the increase could be because boating allows for social distancing. “It’s a really safe activity — you can come with your immediate household. Our crews are sanitizing the boats between each use, sanitizing the life jackets. Once you get out on your boat, you’re out on the lake, and it’s very easy to distance from everyone else that’s out there,” she said. “This year we’re fully staffed with our lifeguards, and we’ve added extra. With social distancing, we want to be able to open all of our sections so people can safely go swimming in the water, social distance from each other. Same with our laborers, we’re fully staffed there because we have a lot of extra cleaning protocols we’ve put into place this year,” said Woidt. For more information on Dorchester Park and its boat rental pricing, click here. Broome County Parks says they have seen a significant increase in both attendance and boat rentals in the past few months. (WBNG) — More people are looking to get out on the water this summer. “People aren’t traveling as much this year with everything going on, so I think they’re really utilizing the local parks to get out, just get away from the house, get outside and just enjoy the outdoors,” said Woidt. Director of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Services Liz Woidt says Dorchester Park has seen the spike first hand. Due to the pandemic, many people are looking for ways to take advantage of the outdoors while staying close to home.last_img read more

According to the CNTB, we realized 102 million overnight stays last year, and according to the CBS, 86 million overnight stays, which data is correct? Both answers are “correct”

first_imgIn January this year, the Croatian Tourist Board (CNTB) presented historical tourist results, which according to the data eVisitor system, from January to the end of December 2017, there were 18,5 million arrivals (+13 percent) and 102 million overnight stays (+12 percent). But a month later, in mid-February, Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced that according to their data, in 2017 there were 17,4 million arrivals and 86,2 million overnight stays.The results of the CBS logically caused confusion among the profession at the beginning, because the data differ significantly, so various speculations and different interpretations started. But in order to have your own opinion, you should always first be well informed and look for answers and explanations, and only then can we draw constructive conclusions, with all the relevant information. So in this case.The answer to the title question is that both data are “correct”, and the big difference in the data is the result of a different approach to counting between the CBS and the CNTB. As they point out in the CNTB, their data are based on the eVisitor system, which contains tourist traffic generated in commercial i non-commercial objects and nautical charter (eCrew system), while the CBS used the data only in commercial accommodation facilities.”The statement of the CBS clearly states that these are the results achieved in commercial accommodation facilities in Croatia. In this context, the number of 86.200.261 overnight stays was published, as well as 17.430.580 arrivals (foreign and domestic tourist traffic in total) realized in this segment. The difference in numbers is a consequence of the communication of results achieved only in commercial accommodation facilities by the CBS, ie in the fact that the CNTB communicates the results achieved in commercial and non-commercial facilities and nautical charter.. “Point out from the CNTB and add that they regularly publish detailed reports on the topic of tourist traffic on their websites from month to month.Page 17. / Data for January – December 2017 Also, there are some small deviations in commercial traffic according to the records of the CBS and the eVisitor system, which are visible in the table below. As pointed out by the CNTB, this difference is the result of the fact that the CBS in statistical processing uses procedures that potentially result in statistical elimination of a certain volume of tourist traffic that does not have the characteristics of tourism in accordance with the definition of tourism. which is subject to registration and (eventual) payment of sojourn tax in accordance with the applicable legal framework. ” Since 2017, the CBS has also taken data on tourist traffic (number of tourist arrivals and overnight stays) and accommodation capacities from the administrative source of the eVisitor system and further processes them statistically. During the above statistical processing, there are some minor corrections in relation to eVisitor data, which the CNTB publishes in its original form, with the state of tourist traffic on the day of generating data for publication, and given the dynamic nature of the system, due to subsequent tourist traffic entries and occurrence of a business event – arrival / departure of tourists, minor deviations / corrections are possible based on the time lag between the occurrence and entry into the system by the person obliged to enter. ” conclude from the CNTB.So, as can be seen from the first table, these are the same data, the only difference is that the CNTB uses data from all segments in statistical processing, while the CBS uses data only from commercial accommodation facilities.Otherwise, every month it is possible to see the tourist indicators that are published on the CNTB website, under the category: Market flow information. On the contrary, in order to know where we are and in which direction we are going, we must monitor the real situation, which is why the eVisitor system serves, because only in this way can we strategically and systematically develop and grow.Side dish: INFORMATION ON THE COURSE OF THE SEASON nights86.200.26186.784.5140,68 Arrivals17.430.58017.505.2100,43 CBSHTZdifference in%last_img read more

LVR finishes seventh at elite Clarence Fulton tournament

first_imgMatt Zukowski and Isaiah Kingdon combined for 40 points to pace the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 79-79 victory over Pen-Hi Lakers of Penticton at the Clarence Fulton Maroons Senior Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Vernon.The win allowed LVR to finish the elite AA boy’s tourney, that included ranked teams from Sa-Hali in Kamloops, Penticton’s Princess Margaret and Duchess Park of Prince George, in seventh spot.Kingdon, who along with Adam Berg was name player of the game for LVR, led the Bomber attack with a game high 24 points while senior forward Zukowski added 16.The Bombers opened the tourney with a narrow 74-66 loss to Sahali. Kingdon led the Bombers again with 14 points while Erich Schepkowski had 12.Friday, the Bombers lose 84-74 to Princess Margaret. Kingdon and Schepkowski each scored 14 points.LVR was able to bounce back to register its first win of the tourney, dumping host Maroons 77-54.Zukowski paced the Bomber attack with 14 points while Cail Spencer had 11. Jack Sturrup had 12 points and what named player of the game for LVR.LVR travels to Trail to meet rival J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Thursday.Next tournament is the Sahali Invitational January 31-February 2 in Kamloops.last_img read more

SHOEMAKER MILE STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY JUNE 4, 2016

first_img“He had been training so good the last couple weeks coming off the layoff. He was a little bit unlucky in that he hit two soft turf courses, and he doesn’t like it soft. He likes it firm like today, and when you get that firm turf course, he’ll give you a performance like this. We were going to sit 1-2. If the 1 was adamant on going, we were going to sit right on him, and if he wanted to sit back, we were going to do what we did today. It went as planned.” JOSE LEZCANO, TOURIST, SECOND: “It was a fast pace, but the horse on the lead just kept going. The plan was to lay close. My horse ran a good race and he gave me everything he had.” JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTES             PHIL D’AMATO, MIDNIGHT STORM, WINNER: “He had his ears up the whole time. If he had his ears pinned back and he looked like he was going full speed, I would have been concerned. But I thought Raffy saved a little bit at the top of the lane. It’s vindication, because I thought he should have won it last year. He was kind of up against it, but he’s vindicated, and now he’s a Grade I winner. Onward to the Breeders’ Cup.”center_img RAFAEL BEJARANO, MIDNIGHT STORM, WINNER: “I knew Heart to Heart was going to try for the lead and if I let him get to the lead, he’d control it. Julien tried to relax his horse right away. My horse is tough to control and I don’t want to fight with him, so I let him run a little bit into the first turn. After that I tried to get set up, tried to get him relaxed and I had a lot of horse. I had plenty of horse and he just took off.” JULIEN LEPAROUX, (FAVORED) HEART TO HEART, FOURTH: “We had a good trip, we had no excuses today. He settled nicely for me and he just didn’t have any kick left at the end, that’s it.” -30-last_img read more

More sports in brief

first_imgWindies almost bottom of Test table DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Lowly ranked West Indies have experienced an 11-point slide and are in danger of replacing Bangladesh at the bottom of the table in the ICC Test team rankings. Bangladesh are breathing down the necks of the West Indies Test side, trailing them by just eight points, according to the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings, which included the annual update, released yesterday. West Indies have retained eighth position, but have dropped from 79 points to 65. The gap between the Caribbean side and ninth-ranked Bangladesh has been slashed from 29 points to just eight points. The ICC says with the annual update the results from 2012-13 are no longer included in the calculations and outcomes from the 2014-15 series are weighted at 50 per cent. Meanwhile, Australia have opened up a six-point gap over India at the top of the rankings, while India now lead third-placed Pakistan by just one point. Wade ‘honoured’ to be Prince’s favourite player MIAMI (AP): Dwyane Wade says he’s feeling “all kinds of emotions” after hearing that he was Prince’s favourite basketball player. The Miami Heat star took to Twitter after hearing Prince’s comments in a 2012 Australian radio interview the late pop icon conducted with model Damaris Lewis. Wade tweeted that he knows he has fans and supporters around the world, but “hearing Prince say those words was an ultimate compliment”. Prince died last month at his Minnesota home at the age of 57. Bahamas FA backs Haven against FIFA ban NASSAU, Bahamas (CMC): The Bahamas Football Association (BFA) has thrown its support behind Lionel Haven, a former executive member of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), who has been slapped with a five-year ban by FIFA, football’s governing body. “Lionel has worked with the BFA for a number of years,” Sealey said. “He was a dedicated and committed general secretary, who helped us achieve much of what we are being credited for today.” Haven, also a former Bahamas Football Association’s (BFA) secretary general who has denied any wrong doing, was slapped with a fine of US$3000 in addition to the five-year ban. FIFA’s ethics committee says Haven has failed to disclose information on cash payments at a CFU event in 2011. “We are confident and satisfied that his involvement in this, is as he stated,” said Sealey. “I spoke to him immediately after having reported it and I’m satisfied that he had no involvement in this and we stand behind him.” The ban stems from the so-called cash for votes controversy, in which Caribbean football executives were handed US$40,000 stuffed in envelopes at an upscale hotel in Trinidad ahead of the 2011 FIFA presidential election.last_img read more

Sherpa Fitness Is Not Evolution

first_img(Visited 83 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A study about mutations that might confer benefit to high-altitude Sherpas is being announced as an example of evolution, but variation within species is not Darwinian evolution.Science Daily said that two mutations have been found in the mitochondrial DNA of sherpas, those high-altitude inhabitants of Tibet that carry packs up Mt. Everest for western adventurers.  The article, though, says that the mutations “may be an important adaptation for low oxygen environments,” and “may explain the importance of the role of mitochondria in the Sherpa population’s ability to adapt to the extreme Himalayan environment.”This was published in Molecular Biology and Evolution with the title, “mtDNA lineage expansions in Sherpa population suggest adaptive evolution in Tibetan highlands.”What the article fails to say is that sherpas are members of the one (and only one) human race, interfertile with all other human beings.Evolutionists play fast and loose with the term “evolution,” ascribing whatever minor change they can to Darwinism.  Darwin, though, was trying to portray universal common ancestry by means of unguided natural processes.  It’s essential to keep that distinction in mind.  Evidence abounds for minor mutation variants in life – you yourself have multiple mutations compared to your own parents.  That doesn’t mean you “evolved” from them.  It is well known that tribes of people have physical differences due to inbreeding and adaptation to climate, but they are not different species (Darwin wrote, remember, about the “Origin of Species”).Adaptation is not evolution.  Creationists of the strictest Biblical sort believe in adaptive variation within kinds of organisms, where “kinds” (from the Genesis word baramin) is usually much broader than species. Using evolution for within-kind variation commits the half-truth fallacy, and the extrapolation fallacy if applied to macroevolution.A recent article on genomic variations within felids, including tigers, lions and panthers (see Science Daily) also used the word “evolution” incorrectly.  Creationists believe God created a “cat kind” that gave rise to a wide variety of felids around the globe, adapted to their habitats, with less genetic information than the ancestral form.  Even today, lions and tigers can hybridize, yielding “ligers.”   The variety of house cats that can interbreed is well known, as with dog breeds, but dogs never give rise to cats, or vice versa, because they are different kinds of animals.   Similarly, horses, donkeys and zebras are within the equine kind.   To distinguish itself from creationism, Darwinism must go beyond the origin of species, and the origin of genera, invoking only unguided natural processes.  There is plenty of evidence for extensive variability within kinds, but none outside of kinds. That variability was designed into the genomes of the created kinds so that they could adapt to environmental changes.If you weed out the evolutionary evidence about variability within kinds, nothing is left.  Kinds all appear abruptly and appear with variations, reproducing “after their kind.”  What Darwin claimed is not observed in the natural world.  It is only assumed.last_img read more

5 Types of Desktop Virtualization

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Desktop Virtualization#solution-series Understanding the concepts of desktop virtualization really comes down to knowing the user’s work environment. For example, a person who only works at a personal computer in an office setting may require a desktop virtualization environment that is different from the salesperson who is out on the road, using a laptop for work.According to Virtualization Review, there are five approaches to desktop virtualization.Operating System Provisioning: Deliverable to virtual machines in the datacenter or the physical computer at the desktop. An always-on network is required. Remote Desktop Services (RDS): Virtualization is done in the data center. Requirements are minimal on the client side. Scalability is considered a plus with RDS. Client Hypervisors: The hypervisor is on the desktop, allowing it to run multiple virtual machines. Brian Madden writes that running multiple virtual machines is a benefit but the real value is in the potential to run one master image. “If we can figure out how to provide a single, generic master Windows image to our users no matter where they are, their apps, data, and personality can be applied on-demand once they load the shared master image.”Client-side Hosted Virtual Desktops: The virtual machine runs on top of an existing operating system. It allows the user to access the desktop any time, anywhere. The virtual desktop is managed on a hosted basis. Application Virtualization: The application is virtualized so it runs independently on the user’s operating system. The application is isolated from the underlying operating system.Of these, the hosted services are proving most popular. But what is right for you? What desktop virtualization environment have you found that is most viable for your organization?last_img read more

What Microsoft Gets Wrong With Its New Surface Tablets

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … “This is power,” Panay said. “This is what it is like to have the full power of a PC on a tablet.”The tablet is both cooler and quieter than the original Surface Pro. Microsoft says that it has 46% better color accuracy on its 10.6-inch screen (1920×1080 resolution). Both the tablets can be used with the new Microsoft Power Cover, a detachable keyboard that can increase the battery life of the device by 50%. To its credit, Microsoft really has created a new breed of device with its Surface tablets and, more broadly, the Windows 8 device ecosystem in general. But Microsoft is making a mistake with the Surface 2 and the Pro 2 by focusing on the hardware specifications. What Microsoft Should Be Telling YouMost computers users have a general idea of what RAM is and what it does to make computers run. At the same time, most people have little idea of the difference between a x86 chip made by Intel and an ARM chip made by manufacturers like NVIDIA, Samsung or Qualcomm. Microsoft touted its two new Surface products today with two main words: power and fast.Type Cover 2 for Microsoft SurfaceWhen Microsoft executives get on stage and start tweaking an audience that’s largely composed of Mac and iOS users, implying that their devices are slow, the message is lost. Why does Apple do well? Because its message its about style and design, utility and functionality. Yes, Apple will tout its speeds (especially with its new iPhone 5S and the Mac Pro), but it does so in a way that casts technical specs as supporting features—ones that make possible the experience of actually using the gadgets.Microsoft’s message: Power and the speed are the features. Recent history has not offered a lot of support for the notion that consumers are primarily interested in raw performance details.The biggest topic in technology over the last week wasn’t the iPhone 5S or the iPhone 5C. The hardware is tangential to the bigger story. It was iOS 7. Why? Because almost everybody who owns an iDevice was getting the newest version of the Apple’s operating system. It affected more people than just those that were looking for the new gold version of the iPhone 5S.The difference between Apple and Microsoft is that Apple has made iOS something that people know about and care about. It doesn’t matter how powerful the Surface Pro 2 or the Surface 2 are, if people don’t care about Windows 8. And if they don’t care about Windows 8 and how it makes their lives easier or better in some way, then the Surface line will continue to be a massive failure for Microsoft, no matter how long it talks about turning itself into a devices and services company. Tags:#Microsoft#Windows 8#windows rt Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts center_img Microsoft has remade its Surface Tablets running Windows 8—the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2. They are thinner, brighter, more powerful and faster. Speeds and feeds remains the name of the game at Microsoft. And that’s one of the biggest problems at Microsoft … and with the Surface 2 line.What Microsoft Wants You To KnowThe Surface Pro 2 is a full tablet/laptop hybrid running Windows 8.1 on the new x86 Haswell chip from Intel. The battery life is now 75% longer compared to the original Surface Pro. The device sports USB 3.0 ports. Microsoft even wants you to know that it upgraded the kickstand that holds the tablet upright (it now has two settings instead of one). The 64 GB Surface Pro 2 will start at $899 and ship on October 22.  dan rowinski The Surface 2 is the next generation of the Surface RT, the tablet that forced Microsoft to take close to a billion-dollars writeoff earlier this year. The Surface 2 runs on an ARM-based NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, has improved multitasking capabilities and ships with the full Office suite of products for free. The Surface 2 will retail at $449 and also be available on Oct. 22. Pre-orders for both the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2 start tomorrow.Microsoft will also still sell the original Surface RT, starting at $349. Considering that Microsoft hardly sold any RT tablets after they were announced last year, we should expect it to stick around for a while as Microsoft works through its backlog of available stock. Microsoft is aiming the Surface Pro 2 at professionals. Microsoft touts it as a full laptop replacement. It will come in both 4 GB and 8 GB of RAM versions, giving it the same type of computing power as most laptops (for reference, the most recent versions of the MacBook Air run at 8 GB of RAM). “This product is about everything that Microsoft has to offer,” said Panos Panay, Microsoft’s VP of Surface at the launch event in New York City.Feel The Power, Though It’s Beside The PointAs has long been its wont, Microsoft is focusing on the power and speed of its new products. Panay showed offed the Surface Pro 2 running raw 6K video from a RED HD camera during the event, showing that the Surface Pro 2 is capable of handling just about any type of data.Panay lampooned the crowd of reporters (most of them using MacBooks), saying that the Surface Pro 2 was faster than 95% of other laptops on the market—implying, of course, that the Microsoft tablet performs better than both Apple’s iPad and laptops.  Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Military Caregiving Webinar Reminder

first_imgDon’t forget to join us next week at 11:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, July 27 as we provide a special healthcare needs webinar for military service providers on the TRICARE® Extended Care Health Options (ECHO) program.Presenters from the Defense Health Agency (DHA) will provide participants with an overview of the ECHO program, which provides supplemental services to active duty family members with qualifying mental or physical disabilities, and highlight services beyond those offered by the basic TRICARE® health benefits program. Learning objectives include:Understanding conditions to qualify for ECHO coverageIdentifying benefits to programReview ECHO Home Health Care servicesDetermine how ECHO and the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) work togetherUnderstand ECHO and the Autism Care Demonstration (ACD)You can register for this free professional development opportunity by going to the event page. Continuing education (CE) credit will be provided to credentialed participants from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), as well as certificates of completion for those interested in receiving training hours.For more information about this webinar including the speakers, continuing education credits and how to join, please visit our announcement blog from June entitled Upcoming Webinar – TRICARE® Extended Care Health Option (ECHO).This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on July 22, 2016.last_img read more

3 killed, 14 injured as bus hits truck in Maharashtra

first_imgThree people were killed and nearly 14 others injured when a bus hit a stationary truck on the Mumbai-Pune highway here in Maharashtra early in the morning of October 21, a police official said. The mishap took place in Kamshet area around 4 am when the private bus, carrying around 35 passengers, was on way to Kolhapur from Mumbai, he said. The bus driver apparently lost control over the wheels following which the vehicle hit a truck, which was parked on a roadside after it broke down, deputy superintendent of police, Lonavla division, Navneet Kanwat said.“Three people were killed in the mishap. Around 12 to 14 others were injured. They were rushed to a hospital in Talegaon where they were undergoing treatment,” he said.last_img