Month: March 2021

Maryland woman, 22, dies after getting stuck in Florida hotel window

A “free-spirited” Maryland woman vacationing in Florida died when she got stuck in the window of her hotel room, authorities said.

Sydney Therriault, 22, of Beallsville had been staying earlier this month at the Pelican RV Resort & Marina in Grassy Key, Florida, Fox Baltimore reported.

“It appeared she did not have a hotel key was attempting to make entry to her room via the window,” the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.

But when she tried to enter the window, she became stuck and asphyxiated, authorities said.

Emergency responders arrived around 7:28 a.m. on March 18 and pronounced her

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Dozens Of Kentucky Communities Receive Funding For Community Recreation Projects

  Gov. Andy Beshear’s Office in a release Monday announced 41 recreation projects throughout the commonwealth will receive federal funding for renovations and upgrades, totaling $4.3 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). 

 

Some communities receiving funding in western Kentucky include Benton, Drakesboro, Hopkinsville, Kuttawa, Murray/Calloway County, and Nortonville, as well as Carlisle, Christian, Livingston, Todd, and Trigg counties. Gifts will be allocated to parks in these communities in amounts ranging from $12,995 to the largest grant of $250,000.

 

Benton, Kentucky will use $12,995 to construct two new pavilions at H. H. Lovett Park. Additionally, Todd County received $250,000

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Facebook’s chief revenue officer David Fischer announces departure

Facebook Chief Revenue Officer David Fischer on Tuesday announced her will be leaving the company later this year.

Courtesy of Facebook

Facebook’s chief revenue officer David Fischer announced Tuesday he’s leaving the company.

Fischer has been the head of the company’s advertising business and in charge of its worldwide sales organization. His departure comes as Facebook gears up for privacy changes to Apple’s iOS that are expected to make personalized ads more difficult and could impact the social media company’s advertising revenue.

“This has been the job of a lifetime. I am immensely proud of all that we have accomplished

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When will cruising resume? US Travel joins groups pressuring CDC

U.S. Travel Association, the national trade group that represents all facets of American travel, is joining the cruise industry in calling for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lift its conditional sailing order, and for the agency to provide a path forward that allows cruise lines to resume sailing.

“We join the calls to identify the way toward lifting the Conditional Sail Order and allowing the phased resumption of cruise operations as quickly as possible,” Roger Dow, president of theU.S. Travel Association, said in a statement. 

The CDC order, issued Oct. 30, laid out a phased

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Blackburn questions ICE, DHS on spending $86.9M on hotels for migrants

EXCLUSIVE: Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn is demanding answers from the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tuesday over the $86.9 million the agencies are spending to house more than 1,200 migrant families in hotel rooms.

The Biden administration, earlier this month, awarded ICE an $86.9 million contract through Texas-based nonprofit Endeavors for hotel rooms near the border to provide temporary shelter and processing services for families who have been expelled from the United States but have been placed in immigration proceedings for their removal.

BIDEN ADMINISTRATION AWARDS $86.9 MILLION CONTRACT TO SECURE HOTEL ROOMS FOR ILLEGAL FAMILIES

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Vacation business ‘back’ to pre-COVID levels: Diamond Resorts CEO

Diamond Resorts CEO Michael Flaskey told FOX Business’ “Mornings with Maria” Monday that, since mid-February, business has been 17% above 2019 levels.

SANDALS CARIBBEAN RESORTS SEES VACATION BOOKINGS OUTPACE PRE-COVID NUMBERS

MICHAEL FLASKEY: We’re happy to be a part of the Hilton Grand Vacations family. As you know, there are regulatory approvals still going on that we have to get through. But I got to tell you, the vacation business is back, it’s exciting. Since we reopened in May, we have been at 70% of 2019 levels. The

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