JetBlue gets a new home in Puerto Rico

first_imgPhoto credit: leeloveshotttrends.comSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — JetBlue Airways, Puerto Rico’s largest carrier, has reached an agreement with the Puerto Rico Ports Authority to move its operation in San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport to Terminal A from Terminal C. The move, scheduled for the end of May, will allow the airline to operate within the new and larger facilities with additional counter space and gates. The move will also allow JetBlue to efficiently accommodate its future growth at the Luis Munoz Marin Airport. “We’re always looking for state-of-the-art facilities that allow us to deliver the same great experience we do in the air, on the ground,” said Rich Smyth, vice president of corporate real estate for JetBlue Airways. “The brand-new Terminal A, right next door to where we are now, will greatly improve our customers’ experience while accommodating our projected growth over the next decade.”“We support and welcome JetBlue’s commitment for growth in Puerto Rico. JetBlue is definitely a trend-setter and we will continue to work with them to facilitate their growth and provide world-class service to travelers at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport,” indicated the governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuno. “JetBlue’s move into Terminal A and their announcement of route expansions last year are both very good news for our tourist sector and consistent with the economic policies of our administration.” Meanwhile, the Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) also expressed satisfaction and will work closely with JetBlue in order to reach the late May deadline. Bernardo Vazquez, executive director of PRPA, added, “It was time to put Terminal A into use, and there is no other better alternative than to allow the fastest growing airline in Puerto Rico to occupy this facility. JetBlue’s move into Terminal A makes sense for everyone; not only will it allow the accommodation of the growth of JetBlue for years to come, but also allow for effective utilization of airport space. We will continue to work with JetBlue to facilitate its transition and avoid disruption to travelers.”JetBlue will be able to increase its gate positions and counter space to better serve its customers. It will also feature modern technology including a TSA In-line Baggage System and an advanced ticketing office created and operated by JetBlue. The carrier’s international flights will continue to arrive at Terminal C.JetBlue started flying to Puerto Rico nearly 10 years ago, on May 30, 2002. Today, JetBlue serves San Juan, Aguadilla and Ponce with service to 11 non-stop destinations, including seven within the continental US (Boston, Hartford, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa) and four within the Caribbean (Santo Domingo, St Maarten, St Thomas, and St Croix). JetBlue will continue its growth in Puerto Rico when it begins new service from San Juan to Newark, beginning on April 25, 2012 and to West Palm Beach, beginning May 15, 2012. Further, the carrier recently filed with the United States Department of Transportation a “capital-to-capital” application for a slot exemption to launch new nonstop service from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to San Juan, Puerto Rico.Caribbean News Now Tweet LifestyleTravel JetBlue gets a new home in Puerto Rico by: – March 16, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! 29 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Cincinnati recognized as a ‘Top Destination’ for Oktoberfest

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — WalletHub says Cincinnati has earned the #3 spot on the list of the top 20 Oktoberfest celebrations in the nation. New York and Portland, Oregon claimed #1 and #2 respectively.A link to the full story and fun facts is here.last_img

New Diversity & Inclusivity Group Forms in Batesville Area

first_imgPictured (front row, left-right): Cassie Holtel, Steven Harmeyer, Sarah Garvin, Jordan Miller, Amelia Kubicek, Angela Byers, Kayla Meyer, Jocelyn Xenophontos (back row, left-right): Paul Satchwill, Brent Schebler, Mary Meyer, Dawn Koch. Not pictured: Guadalupe Blanco, Hillary Layne.Batesville, IN —A new group focused on creating positive community change has formed in Batesville. Batesville Area for Inclusion and Diversity is a citizen’s coalition with a mission of “collaborating within our community for a more inclusive, diverse, and equitable culture of belonging where all are welcomed, valued, and empowered.” This group will work toward bringing meaningful, educational, and impactful programming and events to Batesville and the surrounding area.“BAID is a group of people who want to have a positive impact on our community in regards to inclusion and diversity,” says member Paul Satchwill. “We want to make sure that all voices in our community are heard, valued, and represented. It is important to discuss these large issues no matter where you live. BAID is excited to engage with our community on such important topics.”BAID is accepting programming suggestions and volunteers for future events and initiatives. If interested, you can contact paulsatchwill@gmail.com for more information.last_img read more

Maine football team beats Weber State to reach FCS semifinals

first_imgELLSWORTH — The University of Maine football team will play in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals after defeating Weber State 23-18 in Friday’s quarterfinal showdown in Ogden, Utah.After going most of the first half without scoring a touchdown, Maine took a 7-3 lead over No. 2 Weber State (10-3) with 2 minutes, 5 seconds left in the first half when Jaquan Blair caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Chris Ferguson. The Black Bears then went ahead 14-3 with 13:32 left in the third quarter when Ferguson connected with Earnest Edwards for a 67-yard strike.Weber State cut the seventh-ranked Black Bears’ lead to 14-12 with 1:55 left in the third quarter, but four second-half interceptions would become the home team’s undoing. Maine (10-3) added a 45-yard touchdown run from Ramon Jefferson and long field goal from Kenny Doak to take a 23-12 lead, and a Weber State touchdown pass as time expired was little more than consolation prize.With the win, Maine advanced to the semifinals for the first time in program history. The Black Bears will face No. 6 Eastern Washington (11-2) on the road at 2 p.m. Eastern Time next Saturday, Dec. 15, in a game that will be televised nationally on ESPN2.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball game day: Everything to know about Notre Dame matchup

first_img Published on January 21, 2017 at 8:44 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (11-8, 3-3 Atlantic Coast) visits South Bend, Indiana, to take on No. 15 Notre Dame (16-3, 5-1) on Saturday at noon. The Orange still has yet to pull off a marquee win and a victory away from the Carrier Dome this season. Saturday presents a chance for SU to do both after winning three of its last five and treading water with a .500 record in the ACC. Notre Dame, meanwhile, is coming off a three-point loss to No. 10 Florida State on Wednesday, its first ACC loss of the year.Here are answers to your most pressing game day questions.How can you watch the game? Syracuse-Notre Dame will be broadcast on ESPN. Class of 2010 SU alumnus Mike Couzens will have the play-by-play duties and Doris Burke will be the color commentator. Here are channel listings based on provider in the Syracuse area.• Time Warner: 300 or 24 for non-digital subscribers• DirecTV: 206• Verizon Fios: 570 (HD) or 70 (SD)• Dish Network: 140• New Visions: 757 (HD) or 70 (SD)What is Tyus Battle working on improving? Battle has improved driving to the basket recently. After a hot start shooting well from deep, he’s been able to maximize more driving lanes.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhat does Battle do the night before road games? He often lifts weights in the hotel.Who on Syracuse is a key cog in its 2-3 zone? After receiving minimal playing time at points earlier this season, Tyler Roberson’s proven his value as a result of his athleticism and experience on the defensive end.What does Andrew White want to do at this point in the season? He wants to diversify his offensive game and rely less on 3-pointers.What do our beat writers think will happen? Find out, here.Anything else to know about Notre Dame? Here’s a preview of the Fighting Irish. Commentslast_img read more

Serena Williams accuses Romanian tennis player of racial abuse

first_imgUnited States investigators have completed their probe into the deadly explosion that occurred at a quarry  in St. Lucia earlier this year, that claimed the lives of four people, National Security Minister Hermangild (HERMAN-GIL) Francis says the investigators are in the process of preparing a report to be submitted to the police and the Director of Public Prosecutions. The explosion, that occurred last month, took place as workers were welding on the top of a container containing dynamite.Lawyers representing  Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica and two other government ministers as well as a senior police official have called on a US-based blogger Kenneth Rijock and local journalist Matt Peltier (PEL-TI-AYE) to apologize and retract a statement made on a  local radio programme about them earlier this month. The lawsuit stems from the ongoing controversy regarding the Citizenship by Investment programme through which foreign nationals are afforded citizenship in return for making a substantial investment in development of the island.In SportsJamaica’s Olympic mile relay silver medalist, Chrisann Gordon opened her 2017 athletic season with a personal best over 400 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold track and field meet. The 22 year old Gordon represented Jamaica at the Rio Olympics as a member of the country’s mile relay squad. She finished in a time of 50 – point – 64 seconds at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.Here’s What’s TrendingWorld number one tennis player Serena Williams has accused Ilie Nastase (E-LEE-A  NAS-TASI) – a Romanian tennis player of racially abusing her and her unborn baby . During a recent press conference, Nastase was overheard making a comment on the color of the unborn child.For today’s weather forecastIt will be mostly sunny in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties with a High of 88 degrees and a low of 72.  For more information on these and other stories, visit us online at Caribbeannationalweekly.com. Make Sure to pick up your copy of the National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.Today’s coverage was brought to you by Grace Soups: Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today.  Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide!” Its Wednesday, April 26. We’re taking a look at some of the top stories that are making the news across your Caribbean-American community … Good Afternoon and welcome I’m  ……………, and you’re watching CNW90.  The coverage today is brought to you by Grace Soups: Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today.  Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide!.The Director of the largest property service workers labour union in United States  – Helene O’Brien has described as unconscionable a recommendation made last week by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service for the Trump administration to end Temporary Protected Status for Haitians by January. O’Brien  – the Florida based director ,argues that Haiti is still reeling from multiple disasters, including the 2010 earthquake that left tens of thousands homeless and a cholera epidemic.last_img read more

Bryan Cranston to present Vin Scully with ICON Award at ESPYS

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Manning hosts the 25th annual awards show, which celebrates the best sports stories of the year, on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Associated PressLOS ANGELES — Vin Scully will receive the Icon Award at The ESPYS, with actor Bryan Cranston presenting the honor given to those whose careers have left a lasting impression on the sports world.Scully retired last fall after 67 years calling Los Angeles Dodgers games. The 89-year-old Hall of Famer’s career was the longest tenure of any broadcaster with a single pro sports team.Past recipients of the Icon Award are Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning and Abby Wambach.last_img

Inside the Lakers blog: Los Angeles Lakers to re-sign Jordan Hill to two-year, $18 million deal

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Lakers are moving fast and furious in filling out their roster after it became clear neither LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony would come here. The next step entailed re-signing power forward Jordan Hill to a two-year deal worth $18 million, according to a league source familiar with the situation. The deal has a team option on the second season.Despite posting a career-high 9.7 points and 7.8 rebounds in the 2013-14 season, Hill grew frustrated last season with the Lakers under Mike D’Antoni’s system that featured him having a fluctuating role partly because of his preference for a so-called “small ball” system.Read the full blog post on the Inside the Lakers blog.last_img

Week 4 Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Hot waiver pickups, closer news, pitcher streams, more

first_imgWatch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN Along the way, we also discuss special guest stars, the “Don’t Eat This, Eat That” internet phenomenon of last decade, Colorado’s hitter-friendly May schedule, Francisco Cervelli and Tucker Barnhart being due, leadoff-hitter Mitch Garver, whether Tim Anderson or Austin Meadows (or someone else) will be the first 10/10 guy this season, new advanced stat Fly-Ball Index, Mike Leake going into the Hall of Fame as a “fantasy streamer”, why it’s more fun to stream SPs in day games, Joey Votto choking up with one strike, Dan Gladden’s theory on why road games in San Diego are so difficult, how it’s unfair for teams to have good hitters against your pitchers, fans who get excited over routine fly balls, Josh Hader’s usage, why you definitely should be able to assume a double play, Jose Iglesias’s weird pre-game fielding routine, the classic Tom Brokaw vacation SNL sketch, Manny Ramirez intentionally working a count full so he could get more RBIs, and much more.Fantasy Baseball Podcast: Hot Corner Ep. 5Timestamps and quotesSEGMENT 1: HOT WIRE (3:08)Garrett Hampson: “Are you sure he was younger last year?” “I’m positive.”Brandon Lowe: “He is [OF eligible] on Yahoo.” “Well, Yahoo just hands out eligibility.”Freddy Galvis: “Don’t we know what Freddy Galvis is?” “Oh, we know who he is.”Various catchers: “I can’t imagine a world where I pick up Josh Phegley.”Dwight Smith Jr.: “20/20 seems like a lot.” … ‘OK, how about 22/16?” … “I’ll give him 15/15.” … (scoff) “He’ll hit more homers than that.”Scott Kingery: “I was shocked when I was looking up his stats and saw he played 147 games in the majors last year…and I don’t remember one of them.”SEGMENT 2: CROSSING STREAMS (30:17)Jordan Lyles, Pirates vs. Giants: “Everyone has streamed Jordan Lyles at some point.”Caleb Smith, MIA vs. WAS: “He’s over 10 K/9 in…113 career innings. Pretty good!”Derek Holland, Giants vs. Pirates: “If you don’t need [to stream], there’s no reason to reach.” “I guess so, but it’s just fun to reach.”Mike Fiers, A’s vs. Blue Jays: “I thought Fiers would’ve been owned more…” “Well, he’s not that good.”Tyler Mahle, Reds @ Padres: “He hit a double the other day.” “Helps his own cause…Joey Votto ain’t gonna do it!”Eric Lauer, Padres vs. Reds: “Every road trip to San Diego is bad because the family comes with, and it just ruins everything.”Bonus talk about Corbin Burnes: “[His high BABIP] is your better argument [for Burnes staying in the rotation], by the way, than being like, ‘He gave up homers to good players; those don’t count!”SEGMENT 3: STAT CORNER AT THE HOT CORNER (46:22)Catcher stolen bases against: “Clearly a targeted thing by the Rockies to run on [Francisco Mejia], and it worked. Maybe that’s something other teams start doing.”SEGMENT 4: CLOSER CORNER AT THE HOT CORNER (51:42)Red Sox: “Where is [Brett Gardner’s grand slam on Wednesday] at Fenway? Does it get to the warning track?” … “Mookie’s sitting under that.”Royals: “Last week you pronounced Wily Peralta done, and he immediately moved back into the closer’s role.”Braves: “Minter’s pretty locked in…until they sign Kimbrel.”Phillies: “It’s funny, I would say [Victor Arano] is probably not near the closer gig, but the way things have gone in Philly this year, he’s probably a game or two away.”Brewers: “If a non-fantasy baseball fan listened to this, which they never would, but if they did, they’d be like, “It’s all about getting outs. It’s about winning games.’ Thanks. I get it.”Rays: “I would say Alvarado [gets] two-thirds of the saves.”SEGMENT 5: TALKIN’ BASEBALL (1:03:06)Closers in non-save situations: “Worse is when they’re warming up for a save in the eighth and the team puts a run on the board.” We’re nothing if not honest here, so before we get into all the good stuff in the fifth episode of the Hot Corner Podcast (available on YouTube, SoundCloud and iTunes), we have to call ourselves out for a mistake in this one: For about 30 seconds, we forget what team Wilson Ramos plays for. Blame it on the fact the Mets first game this year was against Nationals, but either way, our bad. We correct ourselves, but we still understand if you no longer trust our fantasy baseball knowledge and don’t want to listen. (We also say Caleb Smith is a righty, but that was a slip of the tongue, so let’s not focus too much on the mistakes, ok?). Just know, if you skip this one, you’ll miss all sorts of must-know info on hot waiver pickups, closer battles, SP streamers, and “Beverly Hills 90210” star James Eckhouse. Can you live with that?We open up by discussing popular waiver wire adds, including Brandon Lowe, Scott Kingery, and Garrett Hampson, then move on to starting pitchers you should consider this weekend in daily transaction leagues and DFS contests. Yes, professional streamers Jordan Lyles and Derek Holland are on the list. We also talk about the latest closer developments involving the Royals, Phillies, Red Sox, Braves, Brewers, and Rays. We close by complaining about super-nerdy, esoteric fantasy baseball pet peeves that you can undoubtedly relate to. Infield/bloop hits: “There’s nothing I hate more than when I see a third baseman or shortstop coming in for a barehand when they don’t need to barehand.”Not being able to assume the double play: “That’s an error. We all know it’s an error.”Batters swinging when you own a speedster on first: (As Ryan O’Hearn) “Hey, [Adalberto] Mondesi — you better go if you want to go, bro. I’m making no promises.”last_img read more

Application Period Begins for Community Development Block Grants

first_imgA maximum of $1,000,000 may be available to the county on a statewide competitive basis for General Purpose Grant Projects for public facility, community facility, housing rehabilitation, economic development, and comprehensive projects requiring a combination of eligible activities.  Projects must meet one of the following criteria for the unincorporated area of Thurston County: Facebook0Tweet0Pin0OLYMPIA – Thurston County is soliciting proposed projects for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  CDBG General Purpose Grants are provided through the Washington State Department of Commerce, which serves small cities and rural areas.  The annual application process for CDBG General Purpose Grants begins in November with applications due to the state March 1, 2012 with awards announced in June 2012.  Must principally benefit low-and moderate income persons at or below 80 percent of the county median incomePrevent or eliminate slums or blightMeet an urgent need to protect public health and safetyAt least 51% of the project beneficiaries must be documented as being full-time residents and low-and moderate income Applicants may attend the CDBG Application Workshop on November 15, 2011 at 9:30 am at the DSHS Bldg-Capitol View 1, 712 Pear Street Seat Quince Street Entrance, Olympia. Please RSVP to Department of Commerce by November 8, 2011 if you are attending the workshop: cdpsupport@commerce.wa.gov  If you have any questions, please call Connie Rivera at 360-867-2532 or email at riverac@co.thurston.wa.us Those interested in applying must complete a Request for Proposal application and submit it to the county no later than 5:00 P.M. November 21, 2011. The Thurston County board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on December 6 at 5:30 P.M. to hear project presentations and take public testimony.  The hearing will take place in Room 280, Building 1 of the Thurston County Courthouse. Projects will be evaluated on the basis of the completeness of applications and readiness to proceed.  Following the hearing, the Commissioners will select one project to sponsor for CDBG funding.last_img read more