Wilmington Rotary Club Auctioning Off Pair Of Red Sox Tickets wGift Cards

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Rotary Club’s 4th Community Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit ALS research will be held on Saturday, August 18th from 10am to 1pm at Rotary Park.This year, the Rotary Club is pleased to “leadoff” theirefforts with an exciting offer — An  Evening at Fenway Park.The prize package includes:Two third-base grandstand tickets (Section 24, Row 9, Seats 9-10) for the Monday, August 20, 7:10pm game vs. Cleveland Indians$50 Gift Card to the Red Sox Souvenir Shop$50 Gift Card to Eastern Standard, a restaurant less than a 5-minute walk from FenwayYou can bid for this terrific package via the Rotary Club’s Facebook page HERE or by calling “Scooter” Cunningham at 978-944-0155.(NOTE: The above information is from the Wilmington Rotary Club.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedREMINDER: Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For This Saturday, August 17In “Community”Wilmington Rotary Club’s 5th Annual Community Ice Bucket Challenge Set For August 17In “Community”Wilmington’s Ice Bucket Challenge Raises $5K For ALS Research, 100+ WHS Students ParticipateIn “Community”last_img read more

Truck buyers are more price conscious less brand loyal than we thought

first_imgAs many as 17 percent of those polled said that they wouldn’t consider buying another truck, citing fuel economy and cost of maintenance as the primary factors for leaving the segment. Of those that have already dumped their trucks, 35 percent switched to a sedan and, surprisingly, only 37 percent moved to an SUV or crossover. This goes against the broader market trends we’re seeing, where SUVs are crushing sedan sales.What we’d be curious to see is how these types of sentiments found by CarGurus translate across different kinds of trucks. For example, does a midsize truck owner care more about their brand than a full-size truck owner? Or is the person who buys an F-150 more of a tech evangelist than the person who drives a Ram 3500 HD?We’ll have to wait until next year to find out. More From Roadshow 45 Photos Share your voice 21 Photos Car Culture Trucks Enlarge ImageTrucks have always been big business, but now buyers are more price-conscious and less brand loyal and that could change the whole game. Emme Hall/Roadshow Truck buyers are an interesting group of people. Among them, you’ll traditionally find some of the most brand-loyal consumers in the automotive space as well as some of the most price-conscious. The truck segment is also interesting because of how quickly it’s changing. What were once utilitarian penalty boxes on wheels are now rivaling some of the world’s most popular luxury cars when it comes to opulence. To help make sense of what’s going on in the world of trucks, CarGurus.com has again conducted a survey of truck owners. This time around, CarGurus expanded its sample size significantly to more than a thousand current and former truck owners. What were the takeaways?To start with, the upward march of truck prices is beginning to undermine some of that fierce brand tribalism that we’ve traditionally associated with truck buyers. CarGurus found that 67 percent of buyers think trucks are too expensive in 2019, with more than 80 percent of survey participants over the age of 45 agreeing with that. 68 Photos Go west, young trucker, in the 2019 Ram 1500 Post a comment Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 0 The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD gets a new look to match its capability Around 54 percent of those surveyed said that price would cause them to consider switching brands, with 70 percent saying that they’d jump ship to another brand if their current make boosted prices by $10,000. The second biggest cause for switching was fuel economy, which 47 percent of buyers said would make them change up.One of the factors driving prices of trucks up — apart from luxury touches like leather and wood — is the massive increase in the amount of tech that trucks have seen in recent years. Whether that is something as simple as a touchscreen infotainment system or as complex as Chevrolet’s super-advanced cylinder deactivation system, it all costs money. Still, a slim majority of 54 percent of buyers approve of how tech-laden their trucks are. “With pickup truck prices on the rise, many owners are reconsidering their current brand, or in some cases whether they will repurchase a pickup at all,” said Madison Gross, director of consumer insights at CarGurus, in a statement. “While truck owners still have strong brand and category loyalty, the challenge for car manufacturers and dealerships is that loyalty is increasingly less reliable as a driver of sales.” The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty gets a new look and more capability 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Ram Chevrolet Ford Nissan Toyotalast_img read more

Philippine president slammed for calling God stupid

first_imgIn this Tuesday, 11 June 2018, file photo, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte gestures while addressing the crowd at the 120th Philippine Independence Day celebrations south of Manila, Philippines. President Duterte, notorious for having insulted the pope and former US president Barack Obama, has sparked outrage for calling God `stupid` in Asia`s bastion of Catholicism. Photo : APThe Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and world leaders like former US president Barack Obama, has sparked new outrage by calling God “stupid” in Asia’s largest Catholic country.Opposition Sen Antonio Trillanes IV shot back Monday by describing president Rodrigo Duterte as “one evil man” and his remarks as “very much consistent with the deceitfulness, heartlessness and ruthlessness of his policies.” Even some of Duterte’s political allies were critical.A Catholic Bishop, Arturo Bastes, called the president a “madman” and urged Filipinos to pray for an end to Duterte’s “blasphemous utterances and dictatorial tendencies.””Duterte’s tirade against God and the Bible reveals again that he is a psychological freak, a psychopath, an abnormal mind who should have not been elected as president of our civilized and Christian nation,” Bastes said.Another bishop, Ruperto Santos, said the president had crossed a line.Duterte questioned in a televised speech Friday the Biblical story of man’s creation and asked why God created Adam and Eve only to allow them to succumb to temptation that destroyed their purity.”Who is this stupid God? This son of a bitch is then really stupid,” said the 73-year-old leader, known for his rambling public statements. “How can you rationalise a God? Do you believe?”Duterte lamented that Adam and Eve’s sin in Christian theology resulted in all the faithful falling from divine grace. “You were not involved but now you’re stained with an original sins … What kind of a religion is that? That’s what I can’t accept, very stupid proposition,” he said.Sen Panfilo Lacson, a former national police chief, said he has often backed Duterte’s policies, but after the president’s utterances against God “to whom I pray every single day and with whom I’ve found solace and comfort in all my difficult times, I don’t even have to think of my choice.””May my God forgive him and make him atone for all his sins,” Lacson said.Duterte’s spokesman defended his remarks, saying the president has the right to express his opinion on religion and cited his previous disclosure that he was once sexually abused as a student by a priest.Duterte stressed that right in another speech Monday. “Why do you bind me with something very stupid? I was given my own mind by God.”Duterte shocked Filipino Catholics in 2015 when he cursed visiting Pope Francis for having triggered a monstrous traffic in Manila. He later apologised, but has repeatedly lashed out at bishops and the dominant Catholic church, which has criticised his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs.Obama, who also raised alarm over the drug killings under Duterte, was also a target of the Philippine leader’s tongue-lashing. He once said the American leader should “go to hell.”The former longtime city mayor has repeatedly declared he does not care about human rights and has threatened drug dealers and other criminals with death. He warned he would withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations after its human rights experts called for an independent investigation into extrajudicial killings under his rule. He described the world body as hypocritical for failing to prevent genocides worldwide.last_img

Sunwings new Cancun flights out of Kelowna start Nov 6

first_imgTags: New Routes, Sunwing Share Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Posted by TORONTO — Sunwing Vacations has added a second weekly sun flight out of Kelowna, B.C., offering service to Cancun on Sundays from Nov. 6 to April 9. Sunwing is also bringing back its Varadero flight out of Kelowna for the 2016/17 season.“Our sunshine flights have been departing from Kelowna since 2010, and we’re delighted to be offering our customers direct access to two of our most popular vacation destinations for the first time this coming winter,” said Sunwing Vacations’ President, Tour Operations, Andrew Dawson.Properties on offer include Relax Resorts, SplashWorld Resorts (with free access to an onsite or nearby waterpark) and SMILE Resorts with their Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free deals, complimentary kids clubs, teen pricing and no supplement for single parents.One of the tour operator’s exclusive Sunwing Selection resorts, Sensatori Azul Riviera Cancun, offers meet and greets with Nickelodeon cartoon favourites including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants. An onsite spa, varied activity program and range of land and water sports are also available.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionA week at Sensatori Azul Riviera Cancun is available from $1,275 plus $415 taxes per person based on two people sharing a Luxury Jacuzzi Ocean View Suite on an all-inclusive basis and departing from Kelowna on Nov. 6.center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Sunwing’s new Cancun flights out of Kelowna start Nov. 6 Travelweek Group last_img read more

Globus thanks agency partners You make a difference for us every day

first_imgGlobus thanks agency partners: “You make a difference for us every day” Tags: Globus Share Posted by Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Airlines, tourist boards and travel agency groups were out in full force at the recent partner appreciation luncheon hosted by the Globus family of brands.An annual event that draws a big crowd, the lunch was led by Managing Director Stephanie Bishop, who thanked the company’s partners for their steadfast support. “You make such a difference for us every day,” said Bishop. “We appreciate all that you do for us.”The Globus family of brands has close to 70 people working with agents and suppliers across the country. “We really do try to always come to you with win-win solutions,” she said. “We really believe in partnership and in a two-way street.”Bishop thanked the company’s partners “from the bottom of our hearts” and said the company is looking forward to a productive 2017. Monday, January 23, 2017 last_img read more