Day: September 4, 2020

Salmon museum aims to make River Tweed a jewel in the region’s tourism crown

A new fishing museum set to open in the Borders next week is aiming to lure 10,000 visitors a year amid long-term efforts to make the River Tweed a jewel in the region’s tourism crown.

Sunday, 30th August 2020, 7:30 am

The Museum opens on 4 September

The Duchess of Roxburghe and Sir Gareth Edwards will officially open the Tweed Salmon Fishing Museum at Kelso’s former old town hall on Thursday.

It celebrates more than two centuries of salmon angling on the river and houses more than 2,000 artefacts exploring and celebrating the sport’s heritage.

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The facility, which has taken three years and more than £70,000 to plan and execute, has been created by a team of volunteers who hope to attract “more than 10,000 visitors a year from the UK and abroad”.

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Travel bans prompt Wizz to freeze capacity ramp-up plans | News

Central European budget carrier Wizz Air is no longer expecting to further increase capacity between October and the end of the year as fresh travel restrictions in Europe temper demand.

Wizz has been among the most aggressive carriers in returning capacity since travel restrictions began being lifted after the coronavirus crisis hit, including opening a number of new bases across Europe. It expects to operate capacity at around 60% of originally planned levels for the three months between July and September. 

Wizz Air Airbus A321

The airline had been expecting to lift capacity to around 80% in the last quarter of the calendar year. But in an operational update today, noting renewed travel restrictions across Europe – notably in its home market of Hungary where new measures enter force today – it says that if mobility restrictions across its network persist, capacity will remain at about 60% for the quarter.

It adds: ”Further capacity

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Pa. hotel earns coveted Forbes 5 Star Rating

The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia has already been named one of the best new hotels in the world, but its latest accolade has cemented its status as a premiere destination.

Forbes Travel Guide has awarded the Four Seasons its coveted five star rating, an honor only the top luxury hotels earn. The Forbes staff visit hotels anonymously, using their experience to grade the hotel on 900 standards. Five stars indicate a hotel that is not only luxurious and iconic, but also offers virtually flawless service. Only one other Pennsylvania hotel, the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort’s Falling Rock, has a five star rating from Forbes.

“To get an award like this is humbling,” said Ben Shank, general manager for the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.

“You get the goosebumps thinking about what our team has achieved,” he went on later. “It’s such a tough accolade to have achieved and to have done it

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Cleveland Metroparks Ceo Brian Zimmerman Elected To The American Academy For Park And Recreation Administration

August 31, 2020

Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian M. Zimmerman has been elected into the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), a national organization dedicated to the advancement of parks and recreation. Zimmerman will be inducted at the Academy’s virtual Annual Meeting in October.

AAPRA is a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization of 125 elected practitioners and educators who are leaders in the field of parks and recreation. Together, Academy members help advance the public parks and recreation field through education, research and promotion. Zimmerman will be one of five members representing the state of Ohio.

“The Class of 2020 is a great addition to the Academy,” said 2020 President Dianne Hoover of Bakersfield, California. “It is one of most diverse classes the Academy has ever inducted with professionals and educators from eight different states – all of which have superior career experience and a dedication to improving the quality of

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City Of Pasadena Calls For Responsible Recreation Over Upcoming Holiday Weekend

September 1, 2020

PASADENA, Calif.—Heading into Labor Day weekend, the Pasadena Public Health Department urges the public to celebrate responsibly to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

After recent holidays, including Memorial Day, Father’s Day, and the Fourth of July, Pasadena experienced significant increases in local laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19. Contact tracers were able to attribute the majority of new cases to parties, get-togethers, and gatherings. The most impactful change the community can make to slow the spread of COVID-19 during the upcoming holiday weekend is to avoid gathering with people who do not live in your household.

Pasadena residents are still subject to statewide and local stay-at-home orders. Public health officials are reminding everyone about the importance of staying close to home and continuing to physically distance, use face coverings, wash hands frequently, and clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces.

“We continue to see the consequences of parties

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