PUBLISHED: 20:18 16 June 2019 | UPDATED: 20:18 16 June 2019 Jason Noble Local Democracy Reporter Ipswich Waterfront Festival returns on the August 17 and 18 weekend in 2019. Picture: GARY DONNISON Gary Donnison Photography 2017 Ipswich Maritime Festival organisers are hoping for a record number of visitors to this summer's event, as a host of activities and displays are already lined up. Sam Bouchnak, Axel Schipe and India Guest from the Training Ship Earl of Pembroke at Ipswich Maritime Festival in 2018. Picture: GARY DONNISONThe popular event, predominantly held on Ipswich Waterfront, returns for the August 17 and 18 weekend, where the town will celebrate its nautical heritage.Among the attractions already confirmed for this year are the food and drink market, tours around ships and other vessels, sailors and pirates delivering historic workshops, a Captain Jack Sparrow lookalike and volunteers from Ipswich Maritime Trust teaching naval skills.The … [Read more...] about Record visitor numbers hoped for Ipswich Maritime Festival 2019
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The 34-year-old from Naperville, Illnois, says he hasn’t studied anything extensively, except for the lyrics to every Led Zeppelin song and an exhaustive list of all-time home run leaders in Major League Baseball. He plays a lot of bridge with competitors twice his age, and he gambles on sports in Las Vegas for a living. But when he’s not doing that, you might catch him at the library. Back in the corner where the children’s books are shelved, you’ll find James Holzhauer – Tuesday’s “Jeopardy!” champion who annihilated the show’s single-day winnings record by more than $30,000. Holzhauer brought home $110,914 after reaching into his mathematics background to correctly answer “What is quantum leap?” in Final Jeopardy, marking his fourth consecutive victory on the show. He shattered the previous single-game winnings record of $77,000, set by Roger Craig in 2010. And with a total of $244,365 in regular-play winnings from … [Read more...] about The secret weapon of the sports gambler who just broke the single-game ‘Jeopardy!’ record? Children’s books.
Visitors to a veterans’ job fair meet with recruiters at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh recently. U.S. job openings in January increased to 7.6 million. WASHINGTON -- U.S. employers posted nearly 7.6 million open jobs in January, near a record high set in November, evidence that businesses are still hungry for workers despite signs the economy has slowed. The Labor Department said Friday that hiring also rose and the number of people quitting their jobs picked up -- a sign of a healthy economy, because people typically leave job for other, usually higher-paying, ones. Federal Reserve policymakers watch the quitting rate for signs of upward pressure on worker pay that may feed into inflation. The tally of available jobs now outnumbers the unemployed by roughly 1 million. Openings began to outpace the unemployed last spring, for the first time in the 18 years the data have been tracked. "The question now is, will workers be increasingly tempted to switch to new jobs or will their … [Read more...] about Jobs opening near record high
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam aims to receive about 18 million foreign visitors and 85 million domestic ones in 2019, and earn more than VND700 trillion (US$30.2 billion) from tourism, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Vietnam received 1.5 million foreign visitors in January, a year-on-year increase of 5%, according to the General Statistics Office. Vietnam welcomes 1.5 million foreign visitors in January. Arrivals by road, air in the reviewed period recorded on-year increases of 26.9% and 1.4%, respectively, while growth was also seen in the number of visitors from all five continents. In January, increases were recorded in the number of holidaymakers from most markets, particularly Thailand (39.7%), Taiwan (China) (31.4%), South Korea (23%), the Philippines (20%), Japan (11.3%) and Malaysia (9.4%). The number of visitors increased this month because of two main reasons. Firstly, overseas Vietnamese are coming to Vietnam for Tet (Lunar New Year). … [Read more...] about Vietnam welcomes 1.5 million foreign visitors in January
MINNEAPOLIS — Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal on Saturday, one day after a partial government shutdown came to an end. While there were signs that some government machinery was grinding back to life after a record 35 days without funding, many federal workers and their families approached the end of the shutdown cautiously, saying they were relieved they would receive paychecks again, but would continue to restrict their spending amid fears that another shutdown could happen in weeks. "You can only be so happy because you just have to know that it could happen again," said Rachel Malcom, whose husband serves in the Coast Guard in Rhode Island. "We're going to be playing catch up, so I don't want to overspend." President Donald Trump signed a short-term deal Friday to end the partial government shutdown, which caused 800,000 federal employees to miss two … [Read more...] about ‘Weeeee!’ Some national parks open to visitors post-shutdown