Tequila Tuesday

first_imgIt’s important in the world of adventure sports to stay flexible. I’m not talking about downward dog and tight hamstrings (although, yeah, that’s important too), I’m talking about being easy going. Having the ability to “roll with it.” Bad weather comes in? Shift your plans. Backcountry route not working out the way you’d hoped? Move on to Plan B. Crappy winter? Keep mountain biking. Stay flexible, and you’ll stay happy, and you’ll probably stay safe. And so when my merry band of adventure brothers was faced recently with an insurmountable road block, we didn’t get obstinate. We got flexible. A bunch of us have a standing “date,” where we get together to ski and drink whiskey every Wednesday. We call it Whiskey Wednesday. It’s important. So important, that we try to carry it on into spring mountain biking season. Instead of skis, we have fat tires. But the whiskey remains. That’s the important thing. But this spring, a couple of us have parenting obligations on Wednesday nights. It’s a scheduling oversight that can’t be rectified. Specifically, I’m coaching pee-wee soccer, which apparently, takes precedent over drinking whiskey with my friends in the woods. So we did the only thing a bunch of grown men could possibly do in this situation. First, we bitched about it in a string of texts that used a lot of ALL CAPS to express our frustration with the cruelty of the universe. “Who the hell schedules soccer practice for Wednesday!” Then we remembered the golden rule of staying flexible and created Tequila Tuesday. Same concept, different night, different liquor. The important thing is we’re getting together to drink booze and do sporty things in the woods. The specific night of the week doesn’t matter. It’s the fellowship that matters. Also alliteration. Alliteration is important. So cheers to Tequila Tuesday.last_img read more

3 more states added to New York’s quarantine list

first_imgThe quarantine applies to people from states with a positive test rate of higher than 10 per 100,000 people residents or a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average. AlabamaArkansasArizonaCaliforniaDelawareFloridaGeorgiaIowaIdahoKansasLouisianaMississippiNorth CarolinaNevadaSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexasUtah (WBNG) — New York added three more states to its official quarantine list following surging cases of COVID-19 across the county. People from the states on the list must quarantine for 14 days.center_img Full list: On Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma have been added to the list.last_img read more

The website of the Tourist Board of Istria has become a real destination portal with a focus on tourists and experiences

first_imgOn the other hand, communication is based not so much on destinations, but on the promotion of experiences, more precisely on six of them: Sun and sea, Green Istria, Culture, Gourmet, Sport and outdoor and health and beauty. Thus, Istria is again far ahead of everyone. Not just in performance, but in the way of thinking. Other destinations can follow the step, they have all the same prerequisites, but they do not follow the rhythm. There is only one reason. Istria really deals with the strategic and market development of a tourist destination. And there is one, but big difference in the success of Istria. What is quite clear at first is that the focus is on readers, ie on tourists and the promotion of the whole destination, and not on b2b information according to the profession. Only one correct fact speaks enough about success. Last year, in just 24 hours, 600 tickets were sold for the excellent tourist product Istria Wine & Walk. I emphasize all tickets are sold online. What is certainly missing is an additional step forward in the context of direct content sales. The champions in this field are certainly the cluster of northwestern Istria that are through the brand www.coloursofistria.hr pioneers and far ahead of everyone in branding the destination, ie the content of their cluster, and have been working on this very concept for years. Through articles, videos and photos, they promote their events and them through the platform istriaexperience.com sell directly online. Also, there is a category that brings a list of all events, as well as a list of all accommodation facilities, restaurants. Each destination has its own subpage, but currently there is still a lack of material for each destination that is related to the same, but which will surely be filled during the year. By the way, the istra.hr website is the most visited tourist website in Istria and the main digital insight into Istria’s offer. So the new design and focus on promoting it to visitors is definitely a good move. On the other hand all business information is still there right at the bottom of the website. There is also a TOP 5 category which, through various articles, highlights the 5 best activities and experiences that tourists can experience in Istria, and which in turn leads further to destinations or links to experiences. The refreshed, modern and simple website design is focused on large images and click byte articles, and the main focus is on the promotion of destinations, experiences and reasons to visit Istria. The entire website is thus divided into five main categories: Explore Istria, Destinations, Experience Istria, Accommodation and MyIstria Attachment: New destination portal of Istria – www.istra.hr One of the novelties is the MyIstria category, which serves as a travel planner. Thus, each article has the possibility to be marked and dragged into a kind of basket, thus obtaining a personalized planner. Also, there is a kind of aggregator that through the initial two options (Sport or leisure) leads further to different subcategories or style of discovering Istria. From adventure, romance, nature, city, party, relax, gourmet… and finally offers articles on selected topics. There is also a category of your story, which shows pictures of Istria that visitors have posted on their Instagram profile. On the first day of 2019, the official website of the Istrian Tourist Board www.istra.hr , has experienced a total turnaround through a new design and approach to the promotion of Istria as our main tourist destination. It should be emphasized that behind the new digital platform, in the technical segment, is the Istrian Development Tourism Agency (IRTA), which has been working for years on monitoring the performance of the portal, online promotion of the portal and destination, communication on social networks and other development projects such as are Istra Inspirit, Hotspot Croatia, contact and sales center destination center and many others. Basically everything fits together nicely and synergistically. Selecting one of the experiences opens articles that aim to introduce readers deeper into the story depending on the category. So if you choose, for example, Sport and Outdoor, articles appear such as: Seven waterfalls for an unforgettable experience and walks and hiking to the best place for a selfie. However, all articles skillfully lead to additional information and links as well as to specialized websites for a special type of tourism ( Istra Trails, Istra Gourmet, Istra Bike, Istra Inspirit, Istra Culture ) where all additional information is. From wine roads to cycling maps and signs. All in all, we should certainly praise the transformation of the main digital platform of Istrian tourism towards the right destination portal, focused on tourists and the promotion of the experience as a motive for coming, not just the sun and the sea. Surely the content will be filled in day by day and as the website will grow and continue to evolve. last_img read more

Unai Emery insists Arsenal working towards clean sheets away from home

first_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Unai Emery insists Arsenal working towards clean sheets away from home Read More ‘Yeah, but we won. Above all to win the game,’ Emery said when asked about the clean sheet.‘We spoke in the dressing room, after the win it is to take the individual targets also. Coral BarrySaturday 9 Feb 2019 6:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link323Shares About Connatix V67539 Advertisement PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Video Settings / Read More Read More Coming Next Read Morecenter_img 1 min. story Emery’s side has struggled with defending away from home this season (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery dismissed concerns about Arsenal’s defending after his side yet again failed to keep a clean sheet away from home.A 2-1 win over Huddersfield ensured Arsenal return to London with three points, but the wait for a clean sheet on the road in the Premier League this season goes on.Arsenal fans have been calling for more consistency at the back and were enraged to see an own goal from Sead Kolasinac in the 93rd minute deny them their first away clean sheet.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 CityEmery was pleased with his side’s performance, but admitted he was eager for Arsenal to produce a shut-out.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Comment Arsenal haven’t kept a clean sheet away from home in the league this season (Picture: Getty)‘We just had to score one goal more than them. The attitude is great from everybody.’The result keeps Arsenal in sixth place, level on points with Chelsea, but the Blues have a chance to go back into the top four against Manchester City on Sunday.MORE: Why Arsenal are without FOUR key players including Mesut Ozil for clash vs Huddersfield SPONSORED Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Kolasinac’s own goal gave Huddersfield a late goal (Picture: Getty)‘The most important target is to score one more than them. After, clean sheet.‘The last action they scored and maybe they deserved that.’He added: ‘A clean sheet is another thing we want before every match but we spoke about a lot of things about the match and the win is the first thing. Top articles Skip Ad Full Screen Skip 1/1 by Metro Advertisementlast_img read more

Here are some of Brisbane’s most expensive rental properties

first_imgAlice Street CBD BrisbaneIt comes with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and panoramic views of the heart of the city via its windows and balcony. 76 Main Avenue BalmoralFor $1950 unfurnished or $2200 furnished it comes with four bedrooms, media room, wet bar, courtyard and landscaped gardens. 49 Macquarie StreetThe property at 49 Macquarie St includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms, pool, spa and triple garage and timber flooring. 1 Macquarie StFor $2000 you can live right in the heart of the city in this luxury apartment overlooking the Botanic Gardens. 16 Wendell Street, Norman ParkSo you want a luxury Brisbane home but you do not have the spare millions needed to buy? Fear not.A number of high-end apartments and luxury homes are on the market, and if you can spare the high rents, they could be yours.Here are just some of the luxury pads that are on offer right now. This prestige riverfront home at Norman Park has everything you need to live big in Brisbane. 1 Macquarie St 16 Wendell Street, Norman ParkYou will need $1900 per week to rent, but not before you find $7600 to cover the bond. For just $100 more a week you could live in one of Brisbane’s ritziest apartments. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoThis three bedroom apartment in Teneriffe comes with a ground floor courtyard overlooking the Brisbane River. 16 Wendell Street, Norman ParkWith four bedrooms, three bathrooms, pool, four car garage in one of Brisbane’s most sought after suburbs it will not come cheap. 49 Macquarie StreetThe bond alone will set you back $12000.https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-qld-teneriffe-422773638If river views are not your thing then you might be interested this five level home at Balmoral. 76 Main Avenue Balmoral Alice Street CBD BrisbaneIf you are comfortable spending $3000 a week you can get this three storey riverfront house in Teneriffe. last_img read more

Skandia swallows AI Pension as small scheme faces spiralling costs

first_imgThe Swedish pension fund for architects and engineers, AI Pension, has agreed to a takeover by Skandia as it struggles to meet increasing regulatory costs.Skandia will acquire AI Pension’s stock of insurance and operations, with the transfer expected to complete in the first half of 2019, pending approval from the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.The takeover will leave the AI Pension name and brand in place, but the entire business will be run by Skandia.AI Pension had SEK7.9bn (€756m) in assets under management at the end of June, and ran roughly 22,000 insurance contracts. Skandia, meanwhile, manages over SEK600bn for 2m customers.Maritha Lindberg, AI Pension’s chief executive, said: “With the transfer, AI Pension’s customers will get stabler and safer operation of their insurance products.”The change would give customers new opportunities and products in the long term, she added.On its website, AI Pension said business conditions had changed in recent years, referring to its provision of Sweden’s collectively-agreed ITP white-collar occupational pensions.The scheme said its active membership was set to decrease gradually because it was not permitted to provide insurance to those who have ITP 1 pensions – all those born after 1978.On top of this, insurance premiums from those with ITP 2 pensions – which cover workers born before 1978 – would fall in the near future, the pension fund said.In addition, the implementation of IORP II next year would require the scheme to hire more people AI Pension said.“In total, this means that costs will increase, and will negatively impact customers and members,” it said. The deal with Skandia is designed to avoid this outcome.AI Pension previously attempted a merger in February 2015, when a deal was on the table to combine with the press and media pension fund PP Pension.However, talks failed a month later, with the two parties saying they had run out of time to find solutions for various matters, and that there were unanswered questions about future regulations that had not yet been resolved.Skandia’s move to take over AI Pension’s operations comes shortly after the Swedish financial group decided to sell its Danish pensions business to AP Pension.At the time, Frans Lindelöw, group head of Skandia, said the sale – alongside the earlier sale of its Norwegian banking operations – was part of its strategy to focus on its home market in Sweden.last_img read more

Unusual water feature a highlight of Gold Coast house

first_img“It’s got a waterfall that comes out of the ceiling over the pool,” Mr Reid said.No expense was spared in construction of the five-bedroom waterfront house, which hit the market this week.“It only took us eight months to build. We finished in October last year and we’ve just been tidying it up for selling,” Mr Reid said.The house goes to auction on February 9. The Mermaid Waters residence at 33 Sundowner Court has an unusual water feature in its entry foyer.Step inside this Gold Coast home and anything will seem possible, even walking on water.Guests will tread carefully through the entry foyer of the Mermaid Waters residence where an impressive water feature takes centre stage.It looks like a miniature lap pool with stepping stones offering an easy passage to avoid getting wet.But a large sheet of custom-made clear acrylic means it can be walked over while staying dry. RELATED: Water feature stands out in Gold Coast mega-mansion Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 The house has recently been built. Pendant lights suspended from a towering void are also standout features.Owner and builder Jon Reid said a lot of research went into the water feature, which had been designed to take care of itself.“I’m a builder by profession and I wanted to do something in this house that’s never been done before,” he said.“We spent a lot of time engineering it.” MORE NEWS: Ashy Bines sells Gold Coast housecenter_img MORE NEWS: Avo dream to own a farm? He spent almost $50,000 on the feature, which has Italian mosaic tiles and coloured lighting.“It’s a lot of money but everyone that comes in and sees it thinks, ‘Oh my god’,” he said.Other cleverly designed features throughout the house include floating staircases with lighting, pendant lights suspended from a towering void and two more water features outside.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago The pool has two more water features.last_img read more

Bermuda’s summer promotion encourages travelers to ‘Bring a Friend’

first_img Tweet Share LifestyleTravel Bermuda’s summer promotion encourages travelers to ‘Bring a Friend’ by: – July 12, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 21 Views   no discussions One of the beaches in Bermuda. Photo credit: fodors.comNEW YORK, USA — The Bermuda Department of Tourism is inviting vacationers to extend their summer fun on Bermuda’s pink sands through October this year with the launch of the island’s Endless Summer Promotion.The Endless Summer offer is available for booking now through October 25, with travel dates from August 23 through October 31, 2011.Travelers have a variety of ways to save:• Those who book a minimum four-night stay and airfare-inclusive package for two through a tour operator will be able to “Fly a Friend Free”on participating airlines. Airlines and respective airports participating with the “Fly a Friend Free” offer include: JetBlue from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport; Delta from Boston Logan International and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; as well as WestJet from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Ticket value for the second person must be $400 or less.• Travelers flying on non-participating airlines can receive a “Friend Air Credit.” Those flying to Bermuda via American Airlines, US Airways, AirTran Airways and Continental Airlines from all other cities of origin in the U.S. and Canada will receive a $400 air credit when booking a four-night, air-inclusive trip for two with a tour operator.• Guests who instead book a minimum four-night stay directly with one of 12 participating hotels on-island, rather than through a tour operator, will receive a $400 resort credit in place of the air incentive. Hotels include: Cambridge Beaches Resort and Spa, Elbow Beach, Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Fairmont Southampton, Grotto Bay Beach Resort, Newstead Belmont Hills Golf Resort and Spa, Pompano Beach Club, The Reefs Hotel and Club, Rosedon Hotel and Rosewood Tucker’s Point.Bermuda, just under two hours from East Coast gateway cities, stretches for 21 miles along turquoise waters and is surrounded by a 200-square-mile coral reef plateau. Bermuda’s accommodations range from luxury resorts to intimate guest cottages and family-run inns, all incorporating the sophistication and hospitality unique to the Bermuda experience.The island includes more than 150 restaurants to fit any traveler’s budget, from simple and inexpensive to elegant and special dining. Bermuda’s diverse activities offer an array of vacation options all year round, including more wreck dives than anywhere else in the world, championship golf, horseback riding, world-renowned deep sea fishing and smooth pink beaches to rest on by day’s end.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Scholarships offered to home schooled students

first_imgBatesville, In. — Applications are now being accepted for the Home School Exploration Scholarship.The scholarship offers one- 1 to 4 credit hour class, tuition, technology fee or hybrid fee. The deadline to apply is December 17, 2018.Information sessions are planned in Batesville at the Ivy Tech Community College campus on Tuesday, December 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and in Lawrenceburg at the Ivy Tech Community College campus on Monday, December 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.last_img