Tag: Spots

Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week boosts sales for struggling spots amid pandemic

RALEIGH (WTVD) — Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week is in full swing and small businesses are seeing success after the first weekend.

There was a celebration in the streets this past weekend in downtown Raleigh for patrons and small business owners. A cello was out, a band playing, streets closed down and guests dining outdoors. A pop-up event was held in City Market, hosted by James Beard-nominated Chef Scott Crawford, and several other streets were shut down for Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week.

45 spots are participating in the event.

Downtown Raleigh Alliance President and CEO Bill King called the kick-off weekend a success.

“We were very pleased with this weekend’s turnout and our participating restaurants saw a significant increase in business, while using the extra outdoor space to serve customers safely. A number of visitors took advantage of our takeout tables located across several downtown blocks. The response this weekend demonstrates

Read More

In the end, Pawtucket alternate training site offered training ground for the brightest spots of the Red Sox season

“Everybody that was there, they did something to improve upon what they brought in,” said McMillon. “Whether it was being a little bit more consistent, whether it was a little more command on a pitch, I don’t think anyone really took a step back in their development. Everyone that we had did some things to take another step forward.”

Triston Casas, the team’s first round pick in 2018, and Nick Yorke, a first round selection in June, spent time in Rhode Island.

“Yorke got to see some of the older guys, and what it’s like to be professional and how you go about your business, and what it’s like to play against upper level competition,” said McMillon. “I think it totally benefits those guys, more than you can imagine.”

McMillon thought Casas benefitted from his time at the site after showing up in late August and facing Triple A pitching.

Read More

SBS Language | Visa holders ‘exempt by policy’ can take up spots under Australia’s international arrival caps, confirms ABF

The Australian Border Force commissioner’s confirmation to the Senate committee means there is no guarantee that the additional 1,600 spots added to the weekly cap on international arrivals will only be allocated to Australian citizens and permanent residents stranded overseas.

This means they can in fact also be taken up by holders of Business Innovation and Investment visa (Subclass 188) – who now fall into the ‘exempt category’, as a result of a policy change that started to reflect on the Department of Home Affairs website on 19 September, earlier this month.


  • Visa holders ‘exempt by policy’ can take up spots under the cap on international arrivals, confirms ABF
  • Business (subclass 188) visa holders no longer need to apply for individual travel exemptions
  • 25% of people sent into hotel quarantine were non-Australian citizens or non-residents

Responding to a question raised by Labor frontbencher Kristina Keneally during a public hearing

Read More

IIoT Blind Spots: Where are They and Do You Have Them?

While these areas are seeing a gradual adoption of advanced technology, they are key links in the production chain that must be integrated to realize higher levels of automation, according to a new report by PMMI Business Intelligence.

Automation is typically envisioned as robots or sensors on a machine, but automation strategies now extend beyond individual machines to encompass entire operations, and the key to linking an entire operation together is a comprehensive IIoT strategy.

Individual machines within an operation need to be prepared and designed to easily link up with a larger IIoT network, in order to implement a viable 4.0 strategy. IIoT integration and data acquisition are the keystones to expanding automation, enabling the deployment of many other advanced automation strategies.

Currently, there is significant opportunity to expand IIoT and integration-ready machines at manufacturers – most of whom have identified only a small portion of their plant floor

Read More