The Essex, Vermont s Culinary Resort & Spa, has expanded its management team by hiring a leading statewide tourism sales executive. Dave Hakins, former Executive Director of the Vermont Convention Bureau (VCB) and Vermont Sports & Events Council (VSEC), has joined The Essex as Director of Business Development. We re fortunate to attract a sales pro of Dave s caliber and experience to introduce new sales programs and to identify new markets to leverage our exciting assets, said Jim Glanville, Vice President & General Manager of The Essex. We plan to prosper in this difficult environment by continuing to make smart hiring and expansion decisions. Before leading VCB and VSEC, Hakins was Director of Sales and Promotion for the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing in Governor Jim Douglas administration. Hakins is a member of the Management Committee of the Vermont Hospitality Council, member of the Champlain College adjunct faculty in Hospitality Industry Management, lectures on hospitality management at the University of Vermont, and writes and speaks extensively on group travel, conference-planning and event-marketing. Before returning to his native Vermont a few years ago, Hakins was CEO of a nationally acclaimed meeting, conference and event-planning firm in New Jersey with a Fortune 100 client roster for nearly 20 years and Vice President of Corporate Promotion for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York for eight years prior.Source: The Essex.
European aviation giant Airbus Wednesday reported a first quarter net loss of 481 million euros under the impact of the coronavirus crisis.The loss compared to a profit of 40 million euros ($43 million) in the same period last year.Revenues fell 15.2 percent to 10.6 billion euros, reflecting a “market environment strongly impacted” by the pandemic, “particularly in commercial aircraft.” Reuters earlier reported that the European planemaker had given its starkest assessment yet of damage from the coronavirus crisis, telling the company’s 135,000 employees to brace for potentially deeper job cuts and warning its survival is at stake without immediate action.In a letter to staff late last week, Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said Airbus was “bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed” and that a recent drop of a third or more in production rates did not reflect the worst-case scenario and would be kept under review.Topics :
A Broward County mother is recovering in the hospital after she was accidentally shot by her 3-year-old while in a car.The incident was reported Thursday just before 2:00pm near West Broward Boulevard and Northwest 25th Avenue.Fort Lauderdale Police and Fire Rescue officials say the mother was in the vehicle with her 3-year-old ,her 1-year-old, and the children’s father when the father placed the gun under the front seat to run into the store.Sometime later, the 3-year-old got ahold of the gun and discharged it, shooting the mother in the leg.The mother was rushed to Broward Health as a trauma alert but authorities say she is expected to recover.Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.It was noted that the father has a conceal carry permit.
With a look at some of the top stories making the news today, August 12 across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida, I’m…for CNW 90. For more information on these and other stories, visit CNWNETWORK.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean – American outlet. Over in Jamaica, after weeks of speculation, Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Tuesday finally announced the date for the next general elections. Jamaicans will go to the polls on Thursday, September 3, with nomination day being August 18. This will be only the second time that general elections are held in September, which is the traditional back-to-school month. On the first occasion in 2007, the current opposition, People’s National Party lost to the Bruce Golding-led JLP, breaking a near 20-years of PNP leadership. Election protocols are to be announced which will guide campaigning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Coming up in the newscast, Presidential candidate Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris the daughter of a Jamaican born father as his running mate, Keith Rowley secures another term as Prime Minister in Trinidad while Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness announces the date for the next general elections. Now for the news in the detail To help stop the spread of COVID-19, The Florida Department of Health in Broward County reminds everyone to practice social distancing, wash your hands often with soap and water and cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing. Now for Caribbean News, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley secured another term as leader of the county when his party won Monday’s general elections. The People’s National Movement (PNM) won 22 of the 41 seats at stake while the main opposition, the United National Congress, led by Kamla Persad-Bissessar, won 19 seats. In announcing the victory, Rowley said that this will be his last term in politics and he will be committed to ensuring that the transition of leadership within the party is a smooth one. Despite Rowley’s announcement, Opposition leader, Persad-Bissessar has yet to concede the elections. She has requested a recount of the ballots in five marginal seats. Former United States Vice President and current Presidential candidate, Joe Biden on Tuesday named Senator Kamala Harris, a California Democrat, as his running mate for the November Presidential elections. Harris becomes the first Black woman to be named to a major-party U.S. presidential ticket, and potentially the first woman vice president if Biden defeats President Donald Trump in the elections. The California Democrat was born in Oakland, to two immigrant parents: an Indian-born mother and Jamaican-born father. She has been a senator from California since 2017 and solidified her national profile when she grilled Trump administration nominees and administrators. As a presidential candidate, Harris campaigned on a US$500-a-month tax credit that she called “the largest working and middle-class tax cut in a generation”. Harris, who will join Vice President Mike Pence on October 7 in Utah, for the first vice presidential debate of the 2020, will be closely watched when she delivers her speech accepting the nomination at the Democratic convention. Today’s newscast is brought to you by the Florida Department of Health; You’ve been watching CNW90, I’m… Meanwhile, in St. Kitts and Nevis, the government has said it is hoping to reopen the borders of the twin-island Federation by October. Among the protocols for travelling to the island include the requirement of all visitors to present a negative COVID-19 test result, taken within 72 hours of arrival in the country. Visitors will also be required to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days, after which they will take another test. The traveler will be released from quarantine once a negative test result is received. As of August 11, the twin-island has only 17 COVID-19 cases and no deaths.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., has drafted a resolution calling on the U.S. to “permanently withhold payments on debts owed to the People’s Republic of China in amounts equal to the public costs incurred” as a result of the coronavirus.Congressman Mast joined the South Florida Morning show and commented on his desire to hold China accountable for COVID-19.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Rep-Brian-Mast-China.mp3The resolution cites China’s slow response to combat the virus in the city of Wuhan, where the outbreak originated.“China’s total lack of transparency and mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak has cost tens of thousands of lives, millions of jobs and left untold economic destruction,” Mast said in a statement. “Congress must hold China accountable for their cover-up and force them to pay back the taxpayer dollars that have been spent as a result.”Mast previously co-sponsored a bill that would force China to reimburse the U.S. His press secretary, Kyle VonEnde, told WPTV NewsChannel 5 that Mast’s measure would empower the U.S. to withhold funds owed to China.A class-action lawsuit filed in Miami federal court last month seeks billions of dollars in damages from the Chinese government. Listen to the full interview with Rep. Brian Mast here. He addresses the sluggish unemployment reimbursements to Floridians, the PPP and other coronavirus issues.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Brian-Mast-4-29-20-China-interview-1.mp3
Serena Williams of the U.S prepares to return a shot to Li Na of China during their final tennis match at the WTA Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo)(CNN) — An exhausted but elated Serena Williams was left celebrating her 11th title of the season to round off 2013 by claiming the WTA Championships in Istanbul Sunday.The World No.1 dug deep from a set down and three all in the second against China’s Li Na to reel off nine straight games to clinch the prestigious title, 2-6 6-3 6-0.“I can’t believe I won. I was so tired. Honestly, did I really win? Because she played so well,” Williams said in her post match interview.“I’m just overjoyed, to be honest,” Williams added. “It’s really awesome. It’s such a special moment. To finish the year No.1 in the world and win this title after 40 years of the WTA, it means even more.”Williams had to grind out a three set semifinal win over Jelena Jankovic Saturday and fell a set down to her fourth seeded Chinese opponent in the final as the tiredness set in.Williams pulled 3-0 ahead in the second set, only for Li to win three straight games to level.A lesser player might have crumbled, but the 17-time grand slam champion took her game to another level and finished it off with her 30th winner of the match.Victory took her prize money for the season to a record $12,385, 572 and at 32 years and one month she is the oldest winner at the end of season championship.It was her 78th WTA career title and she shows no sign of letting up in her pursuit of records with the first grand slam of the 2014 season in Australia next January firmly in her sightsLi has also finished the season strongly, the first Chinese player to make the WTA Championships final.She is set to move to her hightest ranking of World No.3 in the new list and showed enough in the opening set and a half to give her hope of further grand slam success to add to her 2011 French Open triumph.
Narduzzi found his name on the list on Sunday after being flagged 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct in the first half of a sobering 51-6 loss to rival Penn State. He apologized to his players and pledged it was a one-time event.The fourth-year coach hopes he can say the same about the second half the Panthers (1-1) endured while getting drilled by the Nittany Lions, who ripped off the game’s final 44 points and didn’t let up in the final minutes.Narduzzi had made it a point to say in the run-up to the 99th meeting between the two schools that playing Penn State is different from any other game on Pitt’s schedule. That doesn’t mean there’s any difference in the emotions after the outcome. The pain he felt Sunday wasn’t any different from any of the 17 other defeats he’s experienced since taking over.“They all hurt,” Narduzzi said Monday. “I don’t care what they are … it doesn’t matter.”The goal this week will be translating that perspective — that as difficult and ugly as the final 30 minutes against the Nittany Lions were, there is plenty to play for — to his club this week. Pitt opens Atlantic Coast Conference play on Saturday when Georgia Tech (1-1) visits. Pitt lost each of the last two years the week after facing Penn State, though both times it was to nationally ranked Oklahoma State.The Yellow Jackets and their unique triple-option provide a different kind of test. Pitt’s biggest challenge will be finding the emotional resiliency necessary to bounce back after a miscue-laden final two quarters in which they were outclassed on both sides of the ball.“Our players didn’t respond to adversity, our coaches didn’t respond,” said Narduzzi, who reiterated that it starts with him.Maybe, but a little help from the passing game would go a long way. Quarterback Kenny Pickett spent most of the night under heavy duress, took four sacks and passed for just 55 yards, barely half of that (32) to wide receivers. Through two weeks, Pitt is 122nd in the country in yards passing.Narduzzi made it a point to defend Pickett, offering a reminder that the sophomore was making just his third collegiate start. At the same time, Narduzzi acknowledged there were receivers who were running open at times and didn’t get the ball due to either the pressure Pickett faced or his reluctance to let it fly.“He’s a great QB,” Narduzzi said. “We’ve got a lot of faith in him. It’s his first time going through something like that.”Still, Pickett wasn’t much in the mood for consolation. When asked after the game if things could have been different if the Panthers had scored on a fourth-and-3 from the Penn State 4 late in the first half, he shrugged his shoulders.“That was a good word you used there. You said ‘coulda.’ Could of doesn’t mean . I don’t want to curse in front of you guys, but, could of doesn’t mean anything. We’ve got to come out and answer and be better.”The sooner the better. The next month includes trips to Central Florida and Notre Dame.“We’re not going to measure anything after a game, one game, two games, three games,” he said. “You are where you are. Everybody’s got goals. Every week this is the most important game.”___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi , center, talks with his defense during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Penn State in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Penn State won 51-6. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi puts together a penalty chart that he shares with his players the day after every game, hopeful to use each to prevent similar penalties from happening in the future.
Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic is set to sign for Turkish side Fenerbahce on a season-long loan.The Serbian international joined the Reds for £20m last summer from Benfica, but endured an inconsistent debut season in the Premier League which cultivated just two goals.Markovic has found his first-team opportunities reduced this summer after a series of high profile arrivals at Anfield and hasn’t featured in any of Liverpool’s three matchday squads so far this season.The 21-year-old has reportedly flown to Istanbul to finalise his move, where he will join up with fellow Premier League exports Robin van Persie and Nani at the Turkish Superliga outfit.Despite his temporary departure, it is understood Reds’ manager Brendan Rodgers still views him as part of his long-term plans and eyes the move as a way of establishing himself on his return to the club. 1 Lazar Markovic