Sales of canoes, kayaks, other outdoor gear rebound during the coronavirus pandemic

MILWAUKEE – On a Thursday morning in mid-March, Darren Bush was poised to open Canoecopia, the largest event of its kind in the world. Bush, the owner of Rutabaga Paddlesports in Monona, Wisconsin, was nervous about the emerging threat of COVID-19, but safer-at-home had not been implemented. 

Vendors from across North America were setting up 250,000 square feet of canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and other outdoor gear for the three-day trade show scheduled to begin the next day, Friday the 13th, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.  

Months of work had gone into the planning. About 20,000 people were expected to attend.

Then, Bush got word that Gov. Tony Evers was having a news conference where he declared a public health emergency. 

Bush went home.

On that Thursday, he needed to step away from the pressure of organizing Canoecopia, where scores of small-business owners and salespeople counted on his decisions.

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NLEX boosts RFID use with facility upgrades

After the Department of Transportation has announced their efforts on toll interoperability, in the expressways, the NLEX Corporation revealed that they are also working with Easytrip Services Corporation in improving its electronic toll collection system, particularly its radio frequency identification or RFID technology. 

The initiative is aimed to promote contactless payments amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Currently, the NLEX is realigning and relocating the RFID sensors to make sure that it now has better read range. The said project covers a total of 100 lanes from Balintawak to Tarlac/Tipo, 72 of which are for the exclusive use of motorists with RFID stickers, while the 28 others function as mixed lanes which accept both cash and electronic payments. From the 15 lanes back in February, RFID lanes will now grow to 72 this month. 

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Also, the NLEX Corporation is set to replace the lane status indicators to

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Online aftersales consult offered by AC Motors

AC Motors, the automotive and motorcycle arm of AC Industrials, has recently launched their latest program to ensure aftersales needs of their customers are well-attended.

Dubbed as Master Mechanics, the AC Motors’ online consultation platform is to cater to the aftersales needs for all the six brands that they are handling, namely Honda, Isuzu, Volkswagen, KTM, Kia and Maxus.

The Master Mechanics helpdesk online services cover the following general concerns: vehicle care (battery maintenance, proper vehicle storage, among others); do-it-yourself maintenance advisory; basic warranty policies; inquiries on car and motorcycle features; dealer information and services; accessories; product and brand-specific questions; and, guided basic checks.

Available via e-mail, Facebook and mobile SMS, around 40 veteran aftersales managers and advisors are pooled to provide a customer-centric, one-stop aftersales consultation service appropriate to the current situation.

The said team consists of only the best advisors from the six brands with decades

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Pelopor Media Online No 1 Di Indonesia

Voice Of Indonesia Pelopor Jurnalisme Online di Indonesia, kemajuan teknologi memunculkan adanya istilah “media baru”. Media baru tersebut hadir seiring dengan kemajuan teknologi informasi, yakni internet. Perkembangan internet dalam ranah jurnalisme, khususnya berita dalam World Wide Web mengarahkan kepada tiga karakteristik media, yakni interaktifitas, personalisasi, dan konvergensi Selain mengakibatkan ketiga hal tersebut, internet juga berpengaruh terhadap profesi jurnalis di internet.

Internet mengubah profesi jurnalisme sedikitnya dalam tiga cara, yakni internet memiliki potensi untuk membuat peran jurnalis lebih merupakan kekuatan perantara yang penting dalam proses demokrasi, internet memberikan media sebuah alat yang luas untuk mencari sumber dan teknologi tak berujung untuk digunakan pada pekerjaan, dan yang terakhir, internet menciptakan tipe jurnalisme tersendiri yang disebut jurnalisme online.

Seiring perkembangan zaman, saat ini menerapkan annotative journalism; tinggal mengklik suatu kata, sudah bisa mendapatkan informasi sebanyak yang tersedia.

Pada awalnya voice of Indonesia berfokus pada pemberitaan tentang politik, ekonomi, dan teknologi informasi yang Read More

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Used Cars Are Costing Dealers More, but This Can Still Be Your Summer of Deals

From Car and Driver

  • The wholesale price of used vehicles, the prices generally paid by dealers at auctions, fell steeply when the coronavirus-related shutdowns began, but since then, they have jumped above pre-pandemic forecasts.
  • Nonetheless, the retail price, or the price paid by consumers, of used vehicles has remained fairly flat.
  • The used-vehicle market’s landscape could change greatly in the coming months when a lot of cars with leases extended during the pandemic come back to dealerships, and also if a cash-for-clunkers program comes to fruition.

While states across the country issued stay-at-home orders to combat the spread of COVID-19, the used-car market shuddered as the flow of used vehicles to dealer lots was disrupted. Wholesale used-car values, or the prices paid by dealers, fell 11.3 percent from March to April, according to the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index.

Yet, after hitting a low in April, values have recovered 13.9

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In Fine Print, Airlines Make It Harder to Fight for Passenger Rights

As air travel reopens and flight bookings begin to creep up, AvGeeks — aviation geeks — and others may notice some new legalese in the fine print when they buy plane tickets.

More and more carriers are adding clauses that require passengers to settle disputes with the airline in private arbitration, rather than in court, and bar passengers from starting or joining class-action lawsuits.

In early April, American Airlines updated its contract of carriage, a standard industry document that outlines the legal responsibilities of a ticket holder and an airline, with a class-action waiver. British Airways followed in late May, adding a class-action waiver and binding arbitration agreement in the terms and conditions of Executive Club, its loyalty program, for residents of the United States and Canada. British Airways notified members by email.

“What the airline is saying is: If you ever have a dispute with us, the only way

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Assetto Corsa Competizione for consoles

The arrival of Assetto Corsa Competizione on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 has the potential to finally provide a long-overdue simulation-focused title that console gamers can experience, that isn’t marred by multiple issues upon release or significantly different to the experience PC users have.

While there is no shortage of realistic simulation titles on PC, console gamers have been consistently frustrated by the underwhelming nature and small number of realistic racing titles in recent years.

The original Assetto Corsa excited many on the PC as an elegant, simpler alternative to sim racing behemoths iRacing and rFactor 2, but the console port that followed two years later was quickly forgotten with a limited and niche appeal.

Many gamers have been waiting with bated breath to see if the highly praised simulation and engaging multiplayer of Assetto Corsa Competizione on PC would transfer to consoles or be lost in translation like so

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Beginner’s Guide to RV Trailers

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Traveling by RV is a resurging trend amid the coronavirus pandemic, with families seeking an escape while maintaining social distancing. A motorhome or travel trailer allows you to see the country without the need to use public lodging, restaurants, or even restrooms.

“We are noticing increased interest in the lifestyle both virtually through online resources and resuming interest in states where dealerships are open when compared to when the pandemic began,” says Sam Jefson, a spokesman for Winnebago Industries, maker of Winnebago and Grand Design motorhomes and travel trailers.

Trailers are the least expensive way to get into the recreational vehicle (RV) lifestyle. That’s because owners often need nothing more than the family SUV or truck to haul them. They’re much cheaper and simpler to get started with than a motorhome, and they come in a wide range of

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An Online Taste Of The Race

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Are virtual wine tastings a great way to bring gearheads together?

It’s been a challenging few months for the whole world, but in-person social-based events and businesses have had to reevaluate how they can move forward. Even as stay-at-home orders are starting to loosen in most states, social distancing and personal safety concerns are still driving social behavior trends. Although people are weary about physically visiting places, like vineyards, or attending a wine tasting with a group of people, wine makers have another option, and this particular option is also a good one for those thirsty to get back to the track!

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Surprisingly, virtual wine tastings may be one of the best things to come from this lifestyle-disrupting scare. Motorious was recently invited to join a virtual wine tasting of The Racing Series wines, by Adobe Road. It

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