Survey: 90% of renters performed worse than last year

first_imgAs we announced, Nedo Pinezić and David Peranić announced a survey for renters of family accommodation, in order to better analyze the situation on the ground between renters, and concrete steps on how and where to move forward in the future. The survey was conceived through five questions. To the first question: Do you work seasonally or all year round ?, the majority (74.2%) answered that they are seasonal renters, while 25.2% of respondents declared themselves as year-round renters. Although these data do not say much, because somewhere the season is longer or shorter, and there is no exact geographical division, nor by the quality of accommodation, which also depends on the length of the season. However, for the purposes of the survey and the interpretation of the results of the surveyed renters, we know that these are mostly seasonal renters. How much of a drop have you had this season in the number of nights? – is a question that provides more specific information. Photo: Maxim Goncharenok, Survey results: 90% of renters performed worse than last year The survey is over, and we bring the results of the same. The survey was completed by 1.669 renters, which is a large sample, in line with the previous inertia of renters for any initiatives or surveys. Source: Dantes At the end of the survey, 70% of renters concluded that they are still satisfied with this tourist season, according to May 15 forecasts. center_img On the other hand, 8.7% of the surveyed renters achieved the same results as last year (within 10%), and a small part, or 2.2% of the respondents, achieved a growth of 10% and more compared to last year. For the end, Pinezić and Peranić are inviting tonight (Wednesday) from 20.30 pm to Dantes FB Live where they will comment live on the results. Thus, 36% of respondents worked significantly worse than last year or had a drop of 50%. The second part, more precisely 30% of them, performed worse than last year in the context of a decline of 20 to 25%. 22.9% of them achieved more than 60% worse results than last year. 28.2% Same price as last year22.9% Prices less by 20% than last year19.9% Prices less by 10% than last year13.6% Prices less by 30% than last year7.4% Prices less by 40% than last year6.2% Prices less by 50% and more than last year1.9% Prices more than last year – We have an extremely large sample, which allows us to obtain objective results, Pinezić and Peranić point out and add: – Some of the answers were very short, and there were indeed extensive answers. In the coming weeks, we will read and systematize all the answers (there are close to 7.000 entries), and we will publish separate articles for each question as the conclusion of the survey and our comment.”. When it comes to prices, we know that this year the accommodation was filled at much lower prices, both in hotel and private accommodation. And this is shown by the survey data, where about 70% of respondents reduced prices.last_img read more

UWF Tennis Sends Two Individuals to ITA/Wilson National Championships

first_imgUWF Tennis Sends Two Individuals to ITA/Wilson National Championships Share PENSACOLA, Fla. – Junior Suzana Cavalcante (Sao Paulo, Brazil) won the women’s singles championships and then teamed up with Paola Arevalo (Cali, Colombia) to capture the doubles title at the NCAA Division II Wilson/ITA South Region Championships at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex this past weekend. Cavalcante and Arevalo will advance to the Wilson/ITA National Small College Women’s Championships, presented by Outback Steakhouse and the United States Tennis Association, in Mobile, Ala. on Oct. 11-14. After a first round bye, the top-seeded Cavalcante won her next two matches in straight sets to set up a finals match against Valdosta State’s top player Raphaelle Durante (Rennes, France). Cavalcante defeated Durante 6-3, 5-7, 6-3, to win the singles regional championship. In doubles, Cavalcante and Arevalo advanced to the finals to face Valdosta State’s Durante and Karine Redon. In the match featuring the two top seeded teams, Cavalcante and Arevalo advanced to nationals with an 8-5 win. In other singles action, Arevalo reached the quarterfinals with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over Dorothy Sherman of Montevallo. Tatiana Rodriques won her opening round match 6-0, 6-0 over Terrylisa Abdool of Montevallo. Meanwhile, Renata Mattos won four consecutive matches to win the open singles consolatin bracket. In other doubles action, Rodriquez and Lorena Rebolledo won their opening match before falling to Durante and Redon of Valdosta State in an exciting 9-8 match. (by Gui Amaral Jasmin) Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Alpena Township residents react to budget at Monday night board meeting

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisResidents brought their concerns over the Township’s finances to the board meeting, addressing everything from ambulatory services, to insurance costs. Alpena resident Russ Rhynard says, for starters, the budget allocations are confusing.“Well when you try to figure out what individuals are receiving salary and benefits, it’s impossible because the line items lump together everyone in a department. So if you’re in the clerk’s office, there’s several employees, and you’re the supervisor and you have an assistant, part of the assistant’s budget is lumped in with any benefits the supervisor receives.”Beyond the salary payments, there are some mixed feelings about the distribution of tax dollars as whole.Rhynard says, “…Add a litle less [money] to Thunder Bay Island, who, only a select group of folks are ever going to go out there and see the improvements of that island. It’s a good historical preservation, but I don’t know that the Township should fund that much of it.”Township Supervisor Nathan Skibbe, says the board has faced some limitations in the way they present the budget due to state requirements.“We need to do a better job with working within the parameters with the unfortunately reality of the uniform chart of accounts in the state of Michigan…[that means] creating footnotes to explain department salary expenditures. That is a huge thing. I think that would probably be one of the biggest things that has been misconstrued.”The board is doing everything it can to accommodate community members amid the frustrations.Supervisor Skibbe says, “We listened to the people at the budget hearing last night and the subsequent meeting following, and we’ve listened to the those recommendations and we’ll continue to move forward with adding as much transparency and information as possible.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, alpena township, Board, BudgetContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Tuesday, March 26Next A number of prescribed fires scheduled for this weeklast_img read more

Car keys lost in Falcarragh – have you seen them?

first_imgAn appeal has been made for help finding a set of keys lost in Falcarragh.The keys were lost on Thursday afternoon (23rd May), somewhere in between Falcarragh or the surrounding area.The owner of the Ford keys is appealing to the public to be on the look-out for lost property. (Please note the featured image is a stock photo and not the actual missing keys) If you found the keys or have any information, please call John on 085 8160036 or leave in Falcarragh Garda station.Car keys lost in Falcarragh – have you seen them? was last modified: May 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Live from HP’s WebOS Event

first_imgmike melanson 11:32 AM: Steven McArthur – Senior VP of Applications and ServicesFacebook is fully integrated, is the long and short of it. Contacts, photos, notifications, etc.“But, WebOS doesn’t just enhance big players like Facebook.”SelfAware Games – used WebOS to create in-app payment structure (card games)Kandutech – created Voogle – a Google Voice app“We give developers a choice of powerful tools that are fun and easy to use.”Will be showing off SDK to over 500 developers tonight. Wants to help developers move away from stand-alone apps to deeper integration with full OS.11:55 AM:Bringing WebOS to the PC“Do the math on two PCs a second. Do the math on 2 printers per second. You easily excede 100 million devices annually. I think that’s the start of something pretty big.”11:57 AM:Apparently MC Hammer and Serena Williams are here. In case you were wondering.“We’re committed to helping build this ecosystem, from small to big, from local to global.” Alrighty, folks. That’s about it for the HP event (and my laptop battery.) 10:40 AM: “Nobody comes close to our WebOS experience.”“If you buy a TouchPad, all you need to do is enter your username and password and all your information shows up.” – talking about Synergy.-Keyboard contains number row.-Works with QuickOffice, Google Docs, Dropbox &, Video Calling-Full Web/Adobe Flash-Sync’d music collections10:44 AM: Sachin Kansal – Director, Product Management takes the stage.Kansal is going to “dive a bit deeper” into the features.Showing off charging on Touchstone – switches the device to “exhibition mode,” which shows coming appointments and similar information.Now here’s something: A text message that comes in on the phone can be accessed from the TouchPad. Same for phone calls. “These are a couple examples of how WebOS helps me integrate my devices.”10:51 AM:Email app:-Email supports multiple accounts, lets you navigate according to an account or can view all accounts in one inbox.-Multi message select for deleting, etc.“On WebOS, multitasking was not an afterthought. It was key from day one.”10:56 AM:Multitasking & Notifications:-Notifications don’t interrupt workflow, wait in the upper right corner. Can be dismissed with a swipe or opened with a tap.-Organizes messages from different aps all in one placeKeyboard can be resized – has multiple options for keyboard size, from small to medium to large for different size fingers. 11:00 AM:Social Networking Integration:-Integrates photos from across social platforms, show Facebook comments on a photo from within the WebOS photo app. “This is seamless integration with social networking.”-Also showing ability to quickly print from TouchPad – click through two quick windows and the photo is printed.11:04 AM:TouchPad as an eReader-Partnering with Amazon – will have access to books from Kindle collection.-Renders text as well as color images, standard page flip animationVideo Calling:-Shows off video calling via Skype, from TouchPad to Pre3“We’re working to build video calling into all our applications.”11:10 AM: Bringing Pre3 together with TouchPad, one device can sync with the other to show the same Web page or content. Uses “TouchStone” technology.11:12 AM:Availability: Wi-Fi version of TouchPad available this summer, followed later by 3G and 4G enabled devices.-Snapdragon processors from Qualcomm power the devices unveiled today.11:16 AM: Dr. Paul Jacobs – Qualcomm Chairman & CEO:“The future is wide open when it comes to growth and opportunities in the mobile space.”Last year, shipped 399 million chipsets on a wide variety of devices – smartphones, netbooks, feature phones, eReaders, etc.11:24 AM: TouchPad – first to support Beats audio systemJimmy Lovine, CEO takes the stage.“We’re here to fix the degradation of music. We’re working on everything from the file to the PC to the headphones to the speakers and right to the consumer.”The record industry downgrades music quality before shipping to iTunes.“We’re changing our pipes to 24 bit.”11:28 AM:“Paul McCartney can engineer the music all he wants, when you play it on a Dell PC it sounds like it’s coming from a portable TV.”“We have a million laptops with Beats audio. HP is stepping forward and it wants to own music. Computers are the de facto home stereo. Music is still the best app for the Internet.”-Developed a hardware/software solution with HP. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Today HP is holidng a press conference to introduce its new webOS-based tablet and smartphones to the world, while also providing a roadmap for its mobile strategy going forward. WebOS is a mobile operating system that HP acquired when it bought Palm last summer for $1.2 billion and it’s expected to serve as the basis for a number of HP products going forward – and not just tablets and phones, but possibly even Internet TVs and personal computers.The theme for the conference, whose tagline is “Think Big. Think Small. Think Beyond,” is connected experiences. Some devices are better at content consumption, while others are for content creation – this according to HP exec Todd Bradley, VP in the company’s Personal Systems group. He made these comments during a CNBC interview last month, where he teased the news of the forthcoming HP iPad competitor. Today, the teasing ends and HP gives up the goods on what it has planned next to take on the iPhone, the iPad and the Android army. Stay tuned for our live coverage of the event.9:59 AM: We have entered the main area and the announcement is forthcoming. Stay tuned.center_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 10:23 AM: “We’ve seen an explosion in the number of digital services. We have more and more people accessing more and more content from cloud-based devices. No one before today has come forward and developed a solution that works ubiquitously across these devices.”-Showing a slide with Pandora, Google, Facebook, Pandora, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.“Think, feel & connect” looks to be the tagline phrase of today’s announcement.10:25 AM: John Rubinstein, Senior VP and GM takes the stage.Talking about “Synergy” – merges information from the cloud across devices. “Today marks an important new beginning.”10:28 AM: Delivered hundreds of new features (video capture, 3D games, enterprise) over the past year. WebOS 2.1 is “most important so far” with “true multitasking,” universal search and more.Delivered WebOS on five devices in Pre and Pixi families.“It’s time to take things to a whole new level.”10:30 AM: “What works well for a lot of people is the power of a large phone in a smaller size. Soemthing that’s powerful, but elegantly small.”Rubinstein holds up the HP Veer – this thing is tiny, we’re talking smaller than a credit card. -Has slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 2.6″ 320×400 touch display, gesture area, browser, full Adobe Flash, GPS, 5 megapixel camera.10:34 AM: Introducing the Pre3 – another slideout QWERTY phone that looks similar to an iPhone otherwise. Rubinstein says that when you put your Veer or Pre3 on your Touchstone device to charge it, it automatically goes into a preview mode to scroll through your pics or showcase other content. (Do you want your photo library to be shown every time you charge? I’m not sure I do.)10:38 AM:And now, the HP TouchPad.-16 or 32 GB, twice the memory of Pre2, Gyro, accelerometer, compass. Dual Core. 10:16 AM: HP Executive VP Todd Bradley has taken the stage and the event has begun.“Think back to that time when you first experienced something” he asks the crowd. His memories? A first drive of an electric car. “We should all witness these firsts, as often as we can in our lives. Creating these experiences for a living is what the technology industry is all about.”10:19 AM: We serve over a billion customers in 174 countries with 145,000 partners, 88,000 retail locations. “Our global reach is unprecedented.” Ship 120 PCs every minute.“We’re in the early stages of a market that’s going to continue to grow in size, importance and relevance for many, many years to come.” Tags:#news#NYT#web last_img read more

Sir Roger Moore Named PETA 2017 Person Of The Year

first_imgFor taking on a number of animal-protection causes – including, most recently, using his trademark wit and charm to urge the Prime Minister to introduce a long-overdue ban on wild-animal circuses in Britain – PETA has named the late actor, humanitarian, and long-time animal advocate Sir Roger Moore its 2017 Person of the Year.“Animals in dire need had a caring, charming friend in Sir Roger Moore,” says PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA is honoured to recognise this wonderful man for sticking his neck out for the vulnerable amongst us time and again. We will continue campaigning to help the animals he cared so deeply about.”In addition to offering to pop a champagne cork with Theresa May should she bring forward a long-awaited ban on wild-animal circuses, Moore also led a successful campaign to push Selfridges to stop stocking foie gras and boldly called for the Queen’s Guard’s caps to be made with synthetic materials instead of bearskin. In a blistering condemnation of trophy hunting penned after Cecil the lion’s killing in 2015, he wrote, “We know that we should protect the most vulnerable and helpless in society, not destroy them” – words he lived by in his own life every day.PETA’s motto is “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way”, and past title recipients include Pamela Anderson, Brian May, Ricky Gervais, and the late Tony Benn.last_img read more

Kirk Herbstreit talks Ohio State football College GameDay

Fans play corn hole on The Oval during ESPN’s College Gameday on Nov. 21. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo Editor On Saturday, the statue of William Oxley Thompson will have some company, as ESPN’s College GameDay will be broadcasting live on the Oval in anticipation of the game between No. 3 Ohio State and No. 9 Michigan State. Despite all of OSU’s success on the gridiron, it has been years since College GameDay has come to Columbus for a game. “I can’t believe that we have not been here since 2010,” College GameDay analyst and OSU alumnus Kirk Herbstreit said. “We used to come here, kind of like what we are doing right now with Alabama where we would come once or twice a year.”Every week, College GameDay picks a highly touted game where it will broadcast its show live on Saturday morning. The show typically is on the particular campus from Thursday to Saturday.Regardless of whether or not ESPN is broadcasting the game, the show will go wherever the week’s most anticipated matchup is. “We do tend to travel no matter where the game is … we just travel to what we think is the best game,” Herbstreit said. “It’s been a lot of fun to see the fanbases when we show up. It’s like that that campus will become the face of the sport for 48 hours.”With such a popular show finally making a pitstop in at OSU, many students are excited for the chance to witness it in person.Jarrett Forkey, a fourth-year in chemical engineering, students are planning on arriving the Oval, where the set is placed, early in the morning to get hyped for the game, which is scheduled to kickoff at 3:30 p.m.“It will be a lot more rambunctious than people think,” Forkey said. “It’s been awhile since GameDay’s been here. It’s been awhile since Michigan State’s been here. There are a lot of seniors playing their last game.“There is a lot of excitement here at Ohio State.”Herbstreit agrees that the students will be ready for the game come kickoff.“I expect to see that typical Ohio Stadium nutty atmosphere,” Herbstreit said. “You have one or two games a year where Ohio State feels (the Buckeyes could be upset), and then it’s a proactive atmosphere. It’s where you are creating the sacks or you are creating the interceptions. My guess is that’s the kind of crowd it will be and it will help Ohio State’s defense and their cause.”The hype for College GameDay and for the game that afternoon, according to Herbstreit, really shows the growth of college football as a sport.“Fans get crazier and crazier. That just speaks volumes about college football,” Herbstreit said. “The sport has never been more popular and there’s never been more buzz. The passion is universal and we embrace it. That’s what makes this sport so special.” read more

Chelsea target Massimiliano Allegri

first_imgReports in England have announced that Chelsea are preparing an offer to persuade Massimiliano Allegri to abandon his post at JuventusThe Daily Mail have reported that last season’s Premier League winners have now stepped up their efforts to land the Italian this summer and have made contact with Allgeri “at an intermediary level.”Recently Allgeri announced that he intends to leave Italy at the end of his contract with Juventus, which will expire in 2020.It is believed that the former AC Milan coach has grown frustrated with Juventus’ inability to win the Champions League with their fate almost certainly sealed after their 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarter-final tie at Turin on Tuesday.While they have reached the final of Europe’s premier club competition twice in the past three seasons, they were beaten comfortably by both Barcelona and Real.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Despite that, Allegri looks on course to win a fourth consecutive Serie A title this season with Juventus having overhauled Napoli at the top of the league standings and now lead by four points with the club itself chasing a seventh straight league crown.Meanwhile, Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea has been under constant threat this season with the club now looking likely to miss out on Champions League qualification for next season after their 3-1 defeat to rivals Tottenham last weekend.Although it remains uncertain if the post at Stamford Bridge would appeal to Allegri without any Champions League football for next season.last_img read more

James Rodriguez happy at Bayern Munich

first_imgDespite reports linking him with a return to Real Madrid this summer, James Rodriguez insists that he is happy at Bayern MunichThe Colombia international joined the Bundesliga giants last summer in a two-year loan and had an impressive first season at the club under former coach Jupp Heynckes.While Rodriguez fell out of favour in Zinedine Zidane’s plans at Real, the Frenchman’s successor Julen Lopetegui has indicated that he would be happy to take back the 27-year-old this summer.But Rodriguez is happy in Germany and is looking forward to building on a brilliant first campaign.“So far, I’m still here and I’ve had a spectacular first season so I’m very happy there and I feel like the club and the fans love me very much,” he told The Suso Show, via Daily Mail.While Rodriguez has managed to establish himself within the Bayern squad, the language barrier is evidently still a problem.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Every day, I understand a little less German, that’s f****d up,” he said.Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is also keen on keeping Rodriguez at the Allianz Arena.“Lots of rumours that emanate from Spain are not true. The contract situation of the player is well known to everyone,” said Rummenigge.“He will definitely play for us this season, and I expect him to play for Bayern beyond that.”Rodriguez ended his first season at Bayern with 11 goals in 19 league starts.last_img read more

Klopp One of the best performances

first_imgAn excited Jurgen Klopp was quick to describe Liverpool’s 3-1 win over arch-rivals Manchester United as one of the best performances since his arrival at the club.Klopp’s Liverpool maintained their grip at the top as well as a 17 game unbeaten run, thanks to a brace from Xherdan Shaqiri and Mane’s opener.The Reds showed superiority over their rivals in the entire game and, Klopp admitted the first 30 minutes was “perfect”.He said in his post-match press conference: “It was a brilliant start, one of the best performances we’ve had since I was at Liverpool, to be honest. The first half an hour was outstanding. How we played was just perfect.”26 – Following Liverpool’s win against Manchester United, Jurgen Klopp has now beaten all 26 teams that he’s faced in the Premier League. Collection.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 16, 2018Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.He had earlier told Sky Sports: “I’m completely over the moon about the performance. The way the boys played tonight was just outstanding. We saw the line-up of United and their quality – how well organised they were and they fight from the back, you knew it could be really tough.“But the plan was to take the risks, be brave and chip the ball behind the lines. The first goal was how, if you could have drawn, it would have been the goal. It was just brilliant. A fantastic performance, it’s so deserved. Top, top first-class team.“I don’t think United wanted to play defensively but we didn’t let them out. Overall it was just brilliant.”Up next for Klopp’s men is a tricky away trip to Wolves on Friday night.last_img read more