Day: June 21, 2020

Edited Transcript of ALGT.OQ earnings conference call or presentation 12-May-20 8:30pm GMT

LAS VEGAS Jun 21, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of Allegiant Travel Co earnings conference call or presentation Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 8:30:00pm GMT

* John T. Redmond

* Maurice J. Gallagher

* Scott D. Sheldon

Wolfe Research, LLC – MD and Senior Analyst of Passenger Airlines, Aerospace & Defense

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Research Division – MD & Airline Analyst

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the First Quarter 2020 Allegiant Travel Company Earnings conference call. (Operator Instructions) Please be advised that today’s conference is being recorded. (Operator Instructions)

I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Sherry Wilson, Director of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.

Thank you, Sarah. Welcome to the Allegiant Travel Company’s First Quarter 2020 Earnings Call. On the call with me today are Maury Gallagher, the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; … Read More

Homicide in Seattle autonomous zone being investigated; Floyd mural vandalized

Police are investigating a homicide inside the Seattle autonomous zone. The shooting Saturday morning left one person dead and another hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Elsewhere, a mural of George Floyd in Salt Lake City was vandalized as San Francisco considers the future of statues and park art after protesters tore down statues.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma hosted a smaller-than-usual crowd, with empty seats in the 19,000-capacity BOK Center.

Trump’s campaign canceled planned outdoor speeches before his rally. Campaign spokesperson Tim Murtaugh said the cancelation was because of protests outside. But journalists on the ground refuted seeing large numbers of individuals turned away due to protesters.

A closer look at some recent developments:

  • Seattle Police are investigating a homicide that happened early Saturday in which one person was killed and another in critical condition in Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest,” or (CHOP) zone.

  • One man is

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Here are the latest developments

COVID-19: Here are the latest developments
COVID-19: Here are the latest developments

COVID-19 news is changing by the hour.

Here’s what happened today and some noteworthy stories from the month of June.

See May’s headlines here.

For more updates and resources, click here.

JUNE 21, 2020

Ontario reports 175 new cases of COVID-19 as number of people in hospital drops

Ontario reported 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, as the number of people in hospital with the novel coronavirus continued to decline, according to CBC News. Health Minister Christine Elliott announced 47 fewer patients are in hospital with COVID-19 on Sunday than there were on Saturday.

JUNE 20, 2020

Ontario sees slight increase in cases

After nearly a week of daily COVID-19 case numbers remaining below 200 in the province, Ontario is now seeing a slight climb, reported by CTV News. Health officials registered 206 new patients infected with COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the provincial

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When we were quarantined

From top left, clockwise, are authors Tayari Jones, Jervey Tervalon, Ivy Pochoda, Rick Bragg, Steph Cha and Stephanie Danler. <span class="copyright">(Photos from of the authors)</span>
From top left, clockwise, are authors Tayari Jones, Jervey Tervalon, Ivy Pochoda, Rick Bragg, Steph Cha and Stephanie Danler. (Photos from of the authors)

Three months into the COVID-19 way of life, even as a national crisis of conscience rises up alongside a still surging pandemic, writers are doing what they are compelled to do: create new narratives. Often those take the shape of essays, flash poetry or novels still in gestation. But with enough time now gone by, we can also discern a rising meta-narrative from daily accounts like those collected here — a series of quarantine diaries The Times began to commission a week into California’s shutdown.

The stages of our self-isolation have been fluid, hard to pinpoint chronologically; they can fluctuate within minutes from mourning to joy, professional frustration to escapism, productive immersion to public defiance.

From today’s perspective, these selected entries reflect at least one (ruminative,

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Denver City Services, Parks: Reopening Updates

DENVER, CO — City and County of Denver agencies continue to reopen for in-person services in accordance with the state’s coronavirus guidelines, officials said. Everyone who uses city facilities is required to wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Parks and recreation

All Denver dog parks reopened Friday. Children’s playgrounds have reopened, however playgrounds and other park equipment are not disinfected by park operations staff, officials said.

When using these facilities, officials have asked the public to take precautions:

  • Practice good hand hygiene, using hand sanitizer frequently when soap and water is not available

  • Gather in groups of 10 or fewer and physically distance yourself from others by at least 6 feet

  • Masks are highly recommended

311 call center

Beginning Monday, 311 will be in operation Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Many city services and questions can also be answered by visiting

Arts and venues

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A lifeline for working parents, L.A. County day camps struggle to adapt to new rules

Shawn Chou and Jennifer Lee drop off their daughter Samantha Chou, 6, at L.A. Gymnastics in Culver City. They are among parents who have pinned their hope on summer camps reopening. <span class="copyright">(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Shawn Chou and Jennifer Lee drop off their daughter Samantha Chou, 6, at L.A. Gymnastics in Culver City. They are among parents who have pinned their hope on summer camps reopening. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Samantha “Sammie” Chou showed up to the first day of camp at L.A. Gymnastics in Culver City on Wednesday wearing a glittery new unicorn backpack, neon tumbling shorts and a petal pink surgical mask spotted with cartoon owls.

“After a week or a month, I’m going to second grade,” the 6-year-old said, betraying both a child’s idiosyncratic perception of time and the temporal limbo families like hers have faced since schools closed in mid-March. For months, her parents, Shawn Chou and Jennifer Lee, tried to fill the gaps left by piano and theater and dance and jujitsu, bingeing on Zoom play dates and racing to keep up with her demanding dual-language immersion program.

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Five Years Ago, We Launched A Crowdfunding Campaign To Be Dads

On Father’s Day in 2015, life looked pretty different for Anthony Szabo and Kirk Shepard. And not just in the “not in a worldwide pandemic” sense. At the time, the Oregon-based couple was launching a crowd-sourced fundraising campaign to help them cover the cost of having a baby. After weighing the options of adoption and fostering, Kirk and Anthony decided they wanted to try to use a surrogate to have a child. 

But surrogacy is expensive, they’d learned after some research. It would cost them around $120,000, maybe more.

“The cost can be absurd,” Kirk says.

“Insurance didn’t cover anything in terms of fertility treatments,” Anthony adds.

They decided they’d need some help. After rigorously looking online for financial aid and grants, they knew it would be an uphill battle. So they set up an Indiegogo account, hoping to raise “$75,000 and awareness.” 

“We came up with that number, and

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definition of vacation by The Free Dictionary

1. “”

In British English, you refer to a period of time that you are allowed to spend away from work or school as the holiday or the holidays.

The school had undergone repairs during the holiday.

One day after the Christmas holidays I rang her up.

You refer to a period of time spent away from home enjoying yourself as a holiday.

He thought that Vita needed a holiday.

I went to Marrakesh for a holiday.

When you spend a long period of time like this each year, you refer to it as your holidays.

Where are you going for your holidays?

Be Careful!
You usually use a determiner or a possessive in front of holiday or holidays. Don’t say, for example, ‘I went to Marrakesh for holidays.’

If you are on holiday, you are spending a period

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Definition of Tourism at

[ too r-iz-uh m ]

/ ˈtʊər ɪz əm /


the activity or practice of touring, especially for pleasure.
the business or industry of providing information, accommodations, transportation, and other services to tourists.
the promotion of tourist travel, especially for commercial purposes.



Test your vocab skills and see if you can ace this practice test full of teacher-selected 9th grade terms.

Question 1 of 10


Origin of tourism

First recorded in 1805–15; tour + -ism

Words nearby tourism

tourer, tourette syndrome, tourette’s syndrome, tourie, touring car, tourism, tourist, tourist car, tourist class, tourist court, tourist home Unabridged
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for tourism

British Dictionary definitions for tourism


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How the RBC Heritage came back to Hilton Head after coronavirus halted everything

Jonathan Wright jokes that his neighbor had the scoop that one of the first major sporting events since the coronavirus outbreak would be played in South Carolina on Hilton Head Island.

The Harbour Town Golf Links superintendent was hanging out at the park in the small gated community on the south end of Hilton Head where he lives with his family. There is a pool and tennis courts and pickleball. Neighbors are friendly and young children play together.

It was a gathering here near the jungle gym on an afternoon in April when a neighbor — from an appropriate social distance of course — asked Wright about an online report that the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing could be back on for June.

“I was like ‘you’ve got to be kidding me,’ ” Wright said.

The PGA Tour had announced in March the longtime event had been canceled, swept up

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