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For the first time since March, AirBnb made over a million bookings in one day

For the first time since March, AirBnb made over a million bookings in one day

first_imgOver 60 percent of bookings are either guests traveling solo or with another person, while 17.000 overnight stays are booked by guests traveling in a group of 10 or more. Photo: AirBnb According to AirBnb, most guests do not travel far. Approximately half of the booked nights are intended for travel to destinations within 480km. Over two-thirds were for travel to a destination within a radius of 800 km, and both distances can usually be driven by car. Interestingly, in rural areas of the U.S., hosts earned over $ 200 million in June, an increase of more than 25 percent compared to what hosts in those areas earned in June 2019. However, according to AirBnb, accommodation at affordable prices is most in demand. So just over half of the nights booked on July 8 were accommodations that cost up to $ 100 per night. RELATED NEWS:center_img Two thirds of the booked nights were in destinations outside the cities, which is logical, and the focus is on houses / villas with swimming pools. This gives guests more space for their money and more control over their environment, including private entrances and facilities such as kitchens and swimming pools. Namely, on July 8, guests booked more than a million overnight stays via Airbnb, for the first time in more than four months, that the threshold of one million overnight stays had been reached. For the first time since March, AirBnb made over a million bookings in one day, which is great news and proof that tourism is still waking up. last_img read more

Arsenal vs Chelsea Europa League final to be the first match in competition’s history to use VAR

Arsenal vs Chelsea Europa League final to be the first match in competition’s history to use VAR

first_img Phil HaighWednesday 15 May 2019 10:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link31Shares Gianluca Rocchi will referee the Europa League final (Picture: Getty Images)Italian ref Gianluca Rocchi has been confirmed as the man in the middle for the London derby in Azerbaijan, having reffed notable Champions League games this season.AdvertisementAdvertisementRocchi was in charge as Liverpool hosted Bayern Munich in the last 16 and as Manchester United took on Barcelona at Anfield in the quarter-finals.However, it is the first time the 45-year-old has taken charge of a Europa League final.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityUnusually, despite using VAR in the final, UEFA are not rolling it out across the competition next season, but will implement the technology at all stages in the 2020/21 campaign.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said earlier this season: ‘We are ready to use VAR earlier than initially planned and we are convinced that it will be beneficial for our competitions as it will provide valuable help to match officials and will allow us to reduce incorrect decisions.’MORE: Edu confirms talks with Arsenal over technical director role but wants to focus on Brazil jobMORE: Gareth Bale ‘has shown he can’t play at Real Madrid,’ says former Bernabeu player and manager Mariano Garcia Remon Advertisement Maurizio Sarri and Unai Emery will contest the Europa League final (Picture: Getty Images)This year’s Europa League final between Arsenal and Chelsea will be the first match in the competition’s history to use Video Assistant Referees (VAR).It was announced in December that the tournament was going to see VAR used in the final, despite not being used throughout the knockout stages.UEFA have announced the officials for the final in Baku and the list includes a Video Assistant Referee, two VAR assistants and an offside VAR.VAR has been used throughout the Champions League this season, most memorably chalking off a Manchester City goal which would have seen them knock Tottenham out in the quarter-finals.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Arsenal vs Chelsea Europa League final to be the first match in competition’s history to use VAR Advertisementlast_img read more

Chicken recalled due to contamination concern

Chicken recalled due to contamination concern

first_imgNATIONWIDE — OK Food, Inc. from Oklahoma is recalling nearly 1 million pounds of chicken nationwide over concerns that the meat might be contaminated.According to the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Service Inspection Services, consumers have reported finding metal objects inside the chicken.The ready-to-eat chicken products were produced between December 19, 2016, and March 7.The affected products include chicken nuggets, tenders, and patties.The USDA is saying this recall is Class I which is the most serious rating which is reserved for “a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”Nearly two dozen products have been recalled over the contamination concerns under brand names such as Great Value, Farmington, and Tender Bird.The recalled product will have the number P-7092 in the USDA mark of inspections on the packaging.The full list of recalled products can be found here.last_img read more

Judith G. Cooper – Brookville

Judith G. Cooper – Brookville

first_imgJudith G. Cooper, of Brookville, was born on August 30, 1946, in Franklin County, the daughter of Russ and Bonnie Tussey Cummins.  She married Lowell T. Cooper and he preceded her in death on April 19, 2009.  Judith enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with her family.  On Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the age of 71, she passed away at Fayette Regional Health in Connersville. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, December 11, 2017 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 a.m. and burial will follow in Big Cedar Cemetery. Memorial donations can be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the American Cancer Society.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Judith Cooper.center_img Those surviving who will honor Judith’s memory include her children, Greg Parrett of Brookville, Loretta Cooper of Brookville, Wilma Rapp of Rushville, Lowell Cooper, Jr. of Brookville, Phillip Cooper of St. Leon, and Wanetta Feldman of Hillsboro, OH; 16 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and 4 brothers and sisters.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Battle Lady Golden Bears On The Court

Lady Bulldogs Battle Lady Golden Bears On The Court

first_imgThe Batesville JV Volleyball team improved to 4-0 with a strong road win over Shelbyville. Scores were 25-22, 25-18. Nikki Fox scored 10 points including 3 aces, while Belle Wolters hit all 10 of her serve attempts to chip in with 6 points. Katie Bedel and Fox led the offense with 4 and 3 kills respectively. Grace Sarringhaus had a team high 10 digs to pace the team.In the varsity match we gain saw uneven levels of play which are hurting our chance to win.  Although, in set two of the match we put on a dominating performance of which any opponent would be in awe of…   We served and blocked for a total of 10 out to the 25 points and we backing all that with a transition offense which looked great.  That’s when a 5 minute intermission for sponsorship serving games took the wind from our sails.  We may be a 1-3 team right  now, but are on the verge of a breakthrough… and when we do there will be notice served to all opponents!.Today saw the return of senior middle hitter #20 Hattie Westerfeld who  commanded 7 kills, 4 blocks and 2 aces in the loss to the Golden Bears 25-23, 12-25, 25-16, 25-22.We will face Greensburg on Monday in the 2nd EIAC match of the season  in the dog pound.  JV start time will be 5:00.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more

Chic success for France

Chic success for France

first_img Alain de Royer-Dupre’s filly would have been an easy winner at Saint-Cloud in May but for hanging badly before colliding with a hedge and falling, and she was again awkward when second in the Prix de Diane on her last start. She gave Johnny Murtagh plenty to think about here, too, as she dramatically veered to her left in the closing stages. Her drift started at the furlong pole, but such was her turn of foot she was still able to prevail in a blanket finish from the late-charging Venus De Milo, who did have the winner crossing in front of her close home before going down by half a length. Just Pretending and Riposte had looked like battling out the finish before Chicquita (9-2) appeared on the scene, while Venus De Milo ran a cracking race on just her third racecourse appearance, closing all the way to the line. A stewards’ inquiry was called, but the placings remained unaltered. Royer-Dupre said: “It is quite different to my last winner of this race, Shawanda, because she was unbeaten and this one, she had never won before. She is a great filly and I wanted to try another Group One rather than to go into an easier race. “Her temperament is very interesting because she is very quiet in training, she never does anything wrong, and in the afternoon sometimes she goes to the left. She is quite tricky to ride in a race. Johnny Murtagh did well as she is not easy to ride. He got her relaxed and I told him when he asked her, to do it gently and not to surprise her. “The Curragh is a marvellous track, one of the best in Europe and if you have a good horse to come here, you are sure to show something. She’s the best filly I have in my yard. That’s why I decided after she fell back in Saint-Cloud to go straight away to the Prix de Diane, because I know she has talent. “I’ll never know why she flew into the hedge at Saint-Cloud that day, I think she wanted to come home too early. She will probably go now for the Prix Vermeille and then maybe the Arc. I think she is good on any ground.” Murtagh, who went on to a treble on the card, added: “It was pretty straightforward really. She has drifted out, but she is difficult. She’s done it before. When she drifted out, I let her go because I didn’t want to be carrying anything wide. Seamie (Heffernan, on Venus De Milo) was coming behind me but he never stopped riding. The best filly won on the day. “The stewards’ inquiry went on for a while, but it was never in doubt. I gave her one little flick and and when I did she went left. At the line she really went left, she nearly threw it away, but she won well. She’s a very, very high-class filly. She has lots going on in her mind but if Alain de Royer-Dupre can channel that energy, she’s a seriously good filly.” Chicquita shed her maiden tag in the best possible fashion with victory in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

PBC Officials “Concerned” with Increase in COVID-19 Cases

PBC Officials “Concerned” with Increase in COVID-19 Cases

first_imgLast week, Kerner and Baker sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis, asking that Palm Beach County be allowed to enter Phase Two of Florida’s reopening plan.Under Phase Two, which excludes Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties for now, bars and entertainment venues such as movie theaters are allowed to reopen.However, Palm Beach County does not want to allow standalone bars to reopen just yet.Kerner also said on Thursday he has not heard from DeSantis about the request to join Phase Two, but he is in contact with the governor’s staff.“The chief of staff did promise me that they would respond in due course, and I would expect a response any day,” said Kerner.According to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health, Palm Beach County has 7,887 confirmed cases of COVID-19.“The virus is still here. It has not gone away,” said Dr. Alino Alonso, the health director for Palm Beach County. “It is still affecting many people. There is still community spread.” Palm Beach County leaders expressed concerns on Thursday regarding the increase in coronavirus here.“Our numbers are starting to increase. We knew they would increase slightly, but they are increasing more than anticipated,” said Palm Beach County Administrator Verdenia Baker. “If these numbers continue to climb, we’re not gonna be able to move forward, and we definitely don’t want to move backwards.”While speaking at a new COVID-19 testing site at the Greenacres Community Center, officials emphasized the importance for people to wear face coverings in public and practice social distancing.“We don’t look in the rearview mirror,” said Mayor Dave Kerner. “Am I concerned about the numbers going up? Of course I’m concerned. Did I anticipate numbers going up? Absolutely. If we open up the economy, it’s a pretty practical thought process to think we’re gonna see some community spread.”He added that the community spread is being managed correctly in the county, and that the rate of hospitalizations and intensive care admissions continue to trend downward.“That means our most vulnerable are being protected,” Kerner explained. “We’re not gonna stand around and say we made a mistake and cry about it. We’re gonna pick ourselves up and move forward.”Press Conference On COVID-19 Mobile Testing Vehicle June 11th, 2020 at 1 PM https://t.co/Y6DBcoG3f1— Palm Beach County (@pbcgov) June 11, 2020last_img read more

Maine Maritime Academy suspends football program

Maine Maritime Academy suspends football program

first_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Biocenter_img CASTINE — Hancock County’s lone college football program is on life support.Maine Maritime Academy announced Friday afternoon the immediate suspension of the university’s college football program. The decision puts into doubt the future of the sport at the school, which has fielded a football team since 1946.MMA President William J. Brennan made the decision public Friday in an email to players, coaches and media. In a statement, Brennan cited the “overall financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upon programs and the college’s operations” as the reason for the program’s indefinite suspension.“The football program is our most expensive non-academic program,” Brennan said. “As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are already mounting, and with the prospect of a 10 percent curtailment in state funding, we need to review the program’s overall impact — and the impact of all programs — on our ability to continue to operate the institution.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAs is the case with college athletic programs throughout the state of Maine, MMA’s 2020 season was already a no-go as a result of the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. Yet the decision to suspend the program altogether adds a layer of even greater uncertainty as players and coaches await when ― or if — football will return to the school.“I was a college football player myself; I understand it’s a part of your identity,” Maine Maritime Athletic Director Steve Peed told the Kennebec Journal. “It’s hard enough when that goes away with graduation. To first have your season yanked away by a pandemic and then, on top of that, to find out the program’s suspended and you don’t know if it’s coming back, when it’s coming back, that cuts to the core of who a young person is.”MMA competes in the New England Athletic Conference along with Catholic University (Washington, D.C), Coast Guard Academy (New London, Conn.), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.), Norwich University (Northfield, Vt.), Springfield College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The Mariners also have a longstanding rivalry with Massachusetts Maritime Academy, with which they contest the Admiral’s Cup.Recent seasons have been rather difficult for MMA, which has lost 21 straight games since notching a 34-16 victory over Coast Guard on Sept. 14, 2017. The Mariners are 2-34 overall since the start of the 2016 season and just 1-27 in conference play during that span.In the past, though, MMA has enjoyed spells of significant success at the Division III level. The Mariners had eight winning seasons in the 1960s and also enjoyed noteworthy stretches from 1980-82 (21-5-1), 1992-95 (29-9) and 2005-10 (42-17). The team won conference championships in 1980, 1993, 1994 and 2009.MMA had three 2019 Hancock County high school graduates, Ellsworth High School’s Ethan DesJardin and Mount Desert Island’s Adam Burdzel and Sam Hoff, on its roster last season. The Mariners were slated to add another Hancock County player, ex-Ellsworth/Sumner standout Connor Crawford, to the team in 2020.MMA also is reviewing the status of its rugby and wrestling programs, both of which operate as club teams rather than varsity teams under the NCAA banner. Brennan referred to the suspensions of all three programs as “[an] administrative decision brought about by the extreme challenges we are facing as an organization.”On Sunday, one MMA player, senior Josh Thrasher, created a Change.org petition aimed at reversing the university’s decision. The petition, which had more than 700 signatures as of Monday night, called the decision “unfair” and noted that the football program is funded primarily via alumni donations.“With the cancellation of our season, there would be minimal expenses this year, making this decision extreme to say the least,” Thrasher wrote. “This program has a rich history that creates leaders who embody exactly what it means to be a Maine Maritime Mariner. We’ve respected the anchor and done our part. Now, it’s their turn.” Latest Posts Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020last_img read more

Cricket News This former India wicketkeeper wants Wriddhiman Saha in place of Rishabh Pant in Jamaica Test

Cricket News This former India wicketkeeper wants Wriddhiman Saha in place of Rishabh Pant in Jamaica Test

first_imgRishabh Pant has struggled in the current tour of West Indies.Wriddhiman Saha’s shoulder injury was misdiagnosed a couple of seasons ago.India lead the two-Test series 1-0 against West Indies. highlights New Delhi: Rishabh Pant has endured a tough time in the current tour of West Indies after he was appointed as the first-choice keeper for the tour. Pant smashed one fifty in the Twenty20 series but in the ODIs, he was found wanting with the bat and his keeping was also not upto the mark. Although his keeping was good in the first Test in Antigua, the left-hander once again failed with the bat and the questions on Pant’s inclusion have grown louder. Now, speaking in a function, former India wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani has said Wriddhiman Saha should replace Pant in the side, saying that the youngster has ‘plenty to learn’.”Yeh abhi jhule main hai (He is still in his infancy). But he is God gifted but needs to learn a lot. It’s the most difficult position on the field. Not everyone can do keeping by just wearing a pair of gloves,” Kirmani, who played 88 Tests and was part of the 1983 World Cup winning squad. Wriddhiman Saha is the back-up keeper in the series and the Bengal keeper has fallen down the pegging order after a career-threatening shoulder injury that was misdiagnosed in 2017 and 2018. In his absence, Pant capitalised with some good knocks but Kirmani feels that Saha should get more opportnities now.”Saha unfortunately had some injury problems. He has to be given equal opportunity. What’s the point of keeping him in the side, if you do not give him chance. We have to judge on pure performance. Saha came to Indian side following his consistency at domestic level. But when you’re out of picture, somebody else takes over your place, so the likes of Karthik and Pant came into the picture. Now we have to see who’s is more consistent on the field — be it in batting, wicketkeeping or in terms of all-round abilities,” Kirmani said. With Pant struggling and Saha on the verge of a comeback, the questions continued to swirl about MS Dhoni’s future in the Indian cricket team. Kirmani urged the media to leave the former skipper alone. “Leave him alone. There will be a time when he will retire, but we must stop talking about his retirement now,” Kirmani said.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Cricket News New Zealand And England – Mastering The Art Of A Thriller And Changing Cricket Again

Cricket News New Zealand And England – Mastering The Art Of A Thriller And Changing Cricket Again

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: July 14, 2019. Lord’s. England Vs New Zealand. Occasion – World Cup Final. 15 runs were needed off the final over. Trent Boult bowling to Ben Stokes. Kiwi bowling to Kiwi. Stokes gets a six, gets another six due to a deflection from his bat due to a dive. Two run-outs and a super over follows. That super over is tied. The hosts are declared the winner due to a superior boundary count. England  won the World Cup but New Zealand did not lose it. The finale at Lord’s would have prompted tragics and romantics to pour their hearts and sympathies out for New Zealand. Such was the uproar that the boundary count rule has been scrapped by the ICC.119 days later, on November 10, England and New Zealand are 2-2 in the five-match Twenty20 International series heading into the final clash at Eden Park, Auckland. Rain forces the match to be curtailed to 11 overs. New Zealand blitz 146/5. Martin Guptill, still carrying the scars of Lord’s, smashes 50 off 20 balls which included three balls and five sixes. Colin Munro hit 46 off 21 balls and he went past 100 sixes in the process. England do not hold back, with Jonny Bairstow smashing 47. England have raced to 90 in six overs. However, a mini colapse ensues. Heading into the final over bowled by James Neesham, England need 16.Neesham had tweeted after the end of the World Cup, “Kids, don’t take up sport. Take up baking or something. Die at 60 really fat and happy.” The tweet reflected the immense hurt felt by New Zealand. Carrying the baggage of emotion, Neesham proceeded to deliver three great balls which yielded just three runs and the wicket of Tom Curran. 13 needed off 3. However, England refused to give up. Chris Jordan blasted a full toss over sweeper cover for a six. 7 off 2. After a couple, England needed five off the last ball. Surely another twist. There was! Jordan swatted a full toss on leg stump to fine leg for a boundary. Scores tied. Yet another super over. Bairstow and Eoin Morgan blast 17 in England’s effort. Jordan, boosted by his batting efforts, gets the ball and restricts New Zealand to eight runs. England win the match in the super over and the series 3-2. For Guptill, the hurt of Lord’s was repeated at Auckland. For Neesham, the hurt of Lord’s has been prolonged as his two full tosses saw England get 10 runs. Just for the record, had the match being tied in the super over, even the boundary count this time was level with 22-22 after the end. Forget England Vs Australia. Forget India Vs Pakistan. If there is a rivalry that provides the cricketing world cheer at least in the limited overs format, it is England Vs New Zealand. In the space of four months, these two teams have played out two thrillers in ODI and T20I. The tragedy with New Zealand is that they have fallen short on both occasions. For a team that has redefined gentlemanly behavior and who have always punched above their weight, one wonders when the tide will change for New Zealand.Also Read | England Beat New Zealand In Super Over Finale To Clinch T20 Series2019 has already been a heartbreaking year for New Zealand fans. The World Cup final ‘loss despite not losing it’, their brutal exit from the semi-final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup by England and now this super-over humdinger in Auckland. England’s sporting miracle of 2019 has been built on the Ashes of New Zealand’s despair. If 2019 is remembered as the Annus Mirabilis of England sport, then 2019 will be the Anno Rerum Memoria for New Zealand. last_img read more