Will Tourists, Locals Support Gov. DeSantis’ Call to Take to the Skies?

first_imgIndeed, the governor emphasized the importance of flying on the state’s economy and national profile.In fact, Florida second in the country, after California, in terms of travel employment and revenue.DeSantis went on to say, “You have just not seen airlines lead to outbreaks. And people should understand that.”Despite the governor’s effort to support the airline industry as he continues to push for reopening the state and its economy, time will tell whether Florida residents and fans choose not just to understand that, but whether they are ready to return to the skies. Up to this point, the coronavirus pandemic has had airlines cutting back on flights and staff, as travelers choose to avoid putting themselves and others at risk.However, Gov. Ron DeSantis is trying to flip that equation around. The big question now is: Will tourists and locals heed his advice and pack their bags?Although that remains to seen, he believes the proof is in the numbers.During a roundtable discussion with aviation professionals at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday, the governor explained that it is safer than ever use commercial flights, as the number of confirmed cases and deaths in the state drops to numbers not seen since mid-June.He went on to say that about 8.8 million people traveled from March to June in the state, a dramatic decrease from the 24 million who flew during the same period last year.The U.S. Travel Association reports that the state’s travel industry is comprised of 934,000 jobs and $102 billion in spending.Great roundtable discussion today with aviation industry leaders at @FLLFlyer. This industry has really stepped up to the plate and worked hard to increase sanitation and safety measures for travelers in the age of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/RQsaiepEpz— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 28, 2020last_img read more

Former West Ham winger aiming to win Millwall deal

first_img1 Matthew Etherington [right] Former Tottenham and West Ham winger Matthew Etherington is training with Millwall as he looks to secure a permanent move to the Championship club.Etherington has been a free agent since he left Stoke at the end of last season and trained with the Hammers earlier this season as he looked for a new team.The 33-year-old is now on trial with the Lions for the next couple of weeks and will be hoping to impress manager Ian Holloway.Etherington is reported to be keen for a move back to the capital so he can be nearer to his family and wants to show that he can still compete at the highest level.last_img read more

STUPID RED TAPE COSTING DONEGAL FISH FARM JOBS – PAT THE COPE

first_imgPat the Cope Gallagher.MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the publication of a new report by the Irish Farmers Association entitled “Removing Barriers to Irish Aquaculture Development.”The report highlights the severe bureaucracy and red tape affecting the fish farming sector in Ireland.The findings of the report notes that the delays are preventing up to 2,000 new jobs and 60 million euro in lost investment in peripheral and coastal areas throughout Ireland. The Donegal politician insisted: “It is totally unacceptable that up to 600 applications for fish farming licences have been in the system for up to seven years. On several occasions over the past five years in the European Parliament, I have strongly called for the establishment of a one-stop shop in Ireland to deal with the approval of licences, drawing on best practice in other countries such as Scotland.”Mr Gallagher noted that at a European level, “the European Parliament and the European Commission fully supports the development of sustainable aquaculture and the new Common Fisheries Policy includes several supporting measures. However, Irish regulators appear to be incapable of getting past the inertia, which began with their inability to deal with the Habitats Directive and continues still to hamper job and export creation in peripheral and coastal areas.”Mr Gallagher continued “It is quite obvious to everyone that a valuable opportunity is being lost here, particularly for our coastal communities, where often there is no source of alternative employment. I can understand the huge frustration of businessmen and women trying to keep their coastal communities alive by making a living from the sea in an industry recognised for its quality and professionalism. We need to create an atmosphere conducive to job creation, not an atmosphere that prevents employment.“Without these SMEs our villages and towns along the periphery would disappear. It is assistance, not obstacles, we urgently require and the IFA’s report once again highlights that urgent action is needed by the Government to resolve the delays affecting the fish farming sector”.  STUPID RED TAPE COSTING DONEGAL FISH FARM JOBS – PAT THE COPE was last modified: March 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fish farmsIFAMEPPat The Cope Gallagherred tapelast_img read more