Conference schedules announced for Bearcats basketball

December 8, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgFans will not be allowed at America East competition through January 1, 2021. Protocols will be revisited as the season goes on. The women will begin conference play on the road, at Stony Brook December 19. For the women’s full conference schedule, click here. The conference schedule format consists of a double round-robin schedule, with a total of 18 games. VESTAL (WBNG) — The America East has released its conference schedule for men’s and women’s basketball. The non-conference portions of the Bearcats’ schedules are still being finalized. All 10 members of the America East will play nine weekend series with games on back-to-back days at the same site. The Binghamton men’s team will open the conference portion of its schedule at the Events Center December 19, hosting Stony Brook. For a full look at the men’s conference schedule, click here. last_img read more

European Tourism: Trends and Perspectives

November 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgAt the end of November 2017, the European Tourism Commission published the report on European tourism 2017 – Trends and perspectives (Q3 / 2017).The report assessed European tourism performance for the first three quarters of 2017, the performance of the air transport and hospitality industry, key European and non-European markets, market share and economic forecast of the Eurozone, UK, US, Japan and Emerging Markets. Tourism in Europe continued to grow during the summer months of this year, and international tourist tourists are estimated to have grown by 8% in the first six months of 2017, and despite geopolitical tensions and terrorist attacks since 2015, the region continues to show resilience.According to the report, European tourism growth by 2017 exceeded previous expectations in various destinations. Recovery from the fall in 2016 is expected in destinations affected by security concerns, but travel to other destinations has remained strong and on the rise. The increase in tourism during the third quarter of this year was reflected in economic growth in Europe’s main markets, and strong tourism demand remains. Spain and Portugal continued to grow in 2017, with growth in arrivals of more than 10%. As the report points out, it is important to stress that growth has been largely generated due to tourists giving up on some well-known destinations such as Turkey and Egypt for security reasons.Thus, Spain remained an attractive destination and increased market share, but initial reports suggest that political tensions in Catalonia are starting to deter some visitors in late 2017. Throughout the story, it is important to know that Catalonia accounts for almost one-fifth of all foreign visits to Spain. However, in Spain and Portugal, the trend of faster growth of arrivals than overnight stays was emphasized due to the trend of shorter trips. The trend of increasing short trips has been generated by the increase and strengthening of the economy, so there are more and more short business trips as economic growth increases, and thus an increasing number of short tourist trips, including weekend trips.Iceland continues to have the highest growth in Europe. Arrivals in Iceland continued to grow by 29,9% in the first eight months of this year compared to the same period last year. Although this growth rate is lower than 55,7% from last year, Iceland is still the European destination with the highest growth. Although Iceland achieved strong growth last year and this year, growth is expected to slow due to limited tourist infrastructure and accommodation capacity.Numerous other countries also grew by more than 10% in 2017, such as Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Malta and Cyprus. Although the mentioned destinations usually have a high dependence on peak summer demand, recent experience shows that they can thrive beyond this period and reduce seasonality.Finland enjoyed strong growth from a variety of markets, with the largest increase in Chinese and Indian arrivals based on data up to August compared to the comparable period of 2016. A similar growth of tourists from China was recorded in Estonia. The UK market also saw growth of 9 per cent, as did France and Belgium. As can be seen, the terrorist attacks did not significantly affect the decline in tourism in the UK, but the question is how tourism trends will be reflected in the future due to the weakening pound, which will certainly encourage domestic travel and exit from the EU.See the full report of the European Tourism Commission here

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‘Prevendio drug group member’ busted

September 25, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgValencia also said the suspect mainlygets his drug supply from Bacolod City. ILOILO City – A man described by policeas an elusive drug suspect was arrested yesterday in a sting operation inBarangay Hibao-an Norte, Mandurriao district.Police identified him as 40-year-old Janibal Estrellas, tagged as a“high-value” target. “It’s really hard to get drug pushersbecause some of our targets are no longer in our area. We are now focusing tonew faces,” Valencia added. Mandurriao police station chief MajorMarlon Valencia said Estrellas was a member of the Richard Prevendido Druggroup. The suspect was now detained in thelockup facility of the Mandurriao police station, facing charges for violationof Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNcenter_img Prior to his arrest, Estrellas allegedlysold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover officer P3,600 around 11:30a.m. “The suspect turned himself in to thepolice sometime in 2017 but he did not undergo rehabilitation. Estrellasinstead continue to engage in the illegal drug trade,” Valencia added. “He isthe region’s priority target. He’s very vigilant when transacting with hiscustomers.” When frisked, the suspect yielded ninemore sachets of suspected illegal drugs. Police also recovered the markedmoney. last_img read more

Collision sends 2 to MMH

September 23, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgOriginal Story:Batesville Fire and Rescue responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of SR 46 and 129, Friday afternoon. Two people were transported to Margret Mary Health with minor injuries. Sunman Fire and the Batesville Police Department also assisted at the scene. Batesville, IN-Update:On Friday, August 30, 2019, at approximately 1:32 pm the Batesville Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of State Road 46 and State Road 129. Both drivers were transported to the Margaret Mary Hospital with minor injuries. Skylar Brown, age 18 of Osgood, was westbound on State Road 46 and was turning left onto State Road 129. Skyler failed to yield the right of way to Donna Dean, age 69, of Greensburg, who was eastbound State Road 46; Dean was unable to avoid the collision.last_img read more