Front desk – Apartman Beograd Wed, 29 Jun 2022 05:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Front desk – Apartman Beograd 32 32 Independence Parks and Recreation | Independence Bulletin Journal Wed, 29 Jun 2022 05:15:00 +0000

IPRD SUMMER BALL LEAGUES… Last week of games (June 27-30)

All Teams IPRD SUMMER BALL – End of Season 2022 Makeover Matches and Schedule

5:30 p.m.- Field 1- Teams 1 vs 3 6:30 p.m- Field 1 Teams 2 vs 4


5:30 p.m. – Field 4 – Teams 1 vs 5

5:30 p.m.- Pitch 3- Teams 4 against 1- Forfeit per Team 4- NO GAME

5:30 p.m.- Field 1- Teams 5 vs 6

6:30 p.m.- Field 1- Teams 3 vs 4

7:30 p.m.- Field 1- Teams 1 vs 2

5:30 p.m.- Field 2- Teams 1 vs 3

7:00 p.m.- Field 2- Teams 2 vs 4

5:30 p.m.- Field 3- Teams 5 vs 6

7:00 p.m.- Field 3- Teams 6 vs 7

Underage Girls – KICKBALL – FUN NIGHT!! – Final Night of Games – return equipment to the concession stand

5:30 p.m.- Field 1- Teams 3 vs 2

6:30 p.m. – Field 2 – Teams 4 against 1

Girls Majors – Final Night of Games – turn in gear at the concessions booth

5:30 p.m.- Field 4- Teams 1 vs 6

7:00 p.m.- Field 4- Teams 2 vs 6

5:30 p.m.- Field 3- Teams 2 vs 7

7:00 p.m. – Field 3 – Teams 4 vs 5

Underage Boys – KICKBALL – FUN NIGHT!! – Final Night of Games – return equipment to the concession stand

5:30 p.m. – Field 1 – Teams 4 against 1

6:30 p.m.- Field 1- Teams 5 vs 2

7:30 p.m.- Field 1- Teams 6 vs 3

Boys Majors – KICKBALL – FUN NIGHT!! – Final Night of Games – return equipment to the concession stand

5:30 p.m.- Field 3- Teams 1 vs 7

6:30 p.m.- Field 3- Teams 2 vs 7

6:00 p.m. – Field 4 – Teams 3 vs 4

7:30 p.m.- Field 4- Teams 5 vs 6

On behalf of the Independence Department of Parks and Recreation, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents and coaches who have spent so much time and effort coaching the playing children. Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your summer!!!

RE/IHS/WaMaC 7th Grade Girls Softball Games are winding down with their final home game this Wednesday June 29th at Independence Baseball/Softball Complex and their final game of the season Friday July 1st at Vinton!! The coaches for this team are Scott Kleve and Cole Trimble (hired by the Independence Community School District.)

2022 Dog Tags are available at the Falcon Civic Center. Park Address: 1305 5th Ave NE, Independence (next to Falcon Civic Center) All dogs must be up to date with their vaccines. Like and follow Indee Bark Park on Facebook. Reminder: the annual permit is only $25 (with a copy of the vaccination record) or the day passes are only $3 per dog per day. Purchase at the Falcon Civic Center. Many thanks to Blue Buffalo Independence for their generous donation of $10,000 to be used towards the purchase of dog agility and playground equipment to be placed in Indee Bark Park. Your help is much appreciated!!!

Swimming registration started April 1st and limited spots are still available!!!

Registration for group swimming lessons (Baby/Toddler & Preschool is FULL (Session 2: July 11 to 21) & School age – Limited places still available) Aquatic center season passes AVAILABLE – Family in town $115 or single $75 $/ Outside Town Family $140 or Single $90 (Add 1 babysitter for an additional $10), Party Shelter Rentals ($35 for 2 ½ hour rental + daily admission to all off season pass holders) and the list of lifeguards ready to teach privates is available for the public. You can pick up a copy at the Independence Aquatic Center or the Falcon Civic Center.

Independence Swim Team: Find us on Facebook: Independence Stingrays

24-HOUR ACCESS TO FALCON CIVIC CENTER AVAILABLE FOR ANNUAL MEMBERS… Falcon Civic Center Hours: Monday-Thursday 6am-7pm, Friday 6am-6pm, Saturday – NO STAFF IN JUNE – usually open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Our access system is an APP-based system, so interested members must have an updated smartphone to download the app and use the system. The cost is only $25 (one-time fee with full annual subscription) in addition to your annual membership fee

Falcon Civic Center Annual Membership Fee:

Family $190 Adult $145 Student and seniors (60+) $115

Memberships and/or 24 hour access must be purchased at the Falcon Civic Center. Once paid and the form fully completed, Bob will email you the link (from POSTMASTER, not BOB BEATTY) to download the APP.

If you are a member with 24-hour access and wish to bring a friend who does not have 24-hour access, the cost is:

  • $4 per person, regardless of membership status. You must be at least 16 years old to come alone or if you are under 16, you must come accompanied by a responsible adult.

The admission drop box is located at the reception of the Falcon Civic Center.

24-hour access to Falcon Civic Center does NOT transfer to 24-hour access to River’sEDGE or vice versa. You need to buy separately. REMEMBER YOU ARE ON CAMERA!!!!

River’sEDGE opening hours: Monday to Friday 3:30pm to 8pm / Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm

24-Hour Access to River’sEDGE Available to MEMBERS for a one-time $25 fee!!!

YOU’RE ON CAMERA!! Call 319-332-1525 for details, leave a message and Lucas will call you back or drop by River’sEDGE during business hours.

This fitness class will meet 8 times in July on MWF from 5:45-6:30 a.m. at the Falcon Civic Center Gym. (NO CLASSES July 4, 11, 13, 20 and 22) Janet Buls is the instructor for this class. The focus is on cardio, flexibility, balance, and strength training intervals. All fitness levels are welcome. The instructor works with the class and progresses at everyone’s pace so that everyone succeeds. Consult your physician before beginning this exercise program. The cost is $24 for the month of July or $4 per stopover. Register and pay at the Falcon Civic Center.


Please note: Tae Kwon Do student summer course schedules Thursday June 23, Monday June 27 and Tuesday June 28.

NO classes in July!

End of Summer Tae Kwon Do classes will be held once a week on Monday August 15th, Monday August 22nd and Monday August 29th! Will start from 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.! Cost: $5 per lesson!


Thursday September 1st and Tuesday September 6th & Thursday September 8th! After these dates, classes will take place from 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings!

PS! Tae kwon do belt certificates are available, please collect them!

Tae Kwon Do will meet Little Dragons (4-6 yrs) from 4:30-5pm and TKD (7+ yrs) @ 4:45-5pm warm-up and class 5-6pm. PLEASE NOTE: A $5 fee will be charged if the monthly fee has not been paid. Sign up and pay on River’sEDGE. For more information, contact Master Tim Main @ 319-361-3190 or visit their Facebook page at Main’s Peak Performance Of Independence, Iowa

Little Dragons Tae Kwon Do – This class is half an hour long and best suited for a shorter attention span. Option for all children under 6, if you are 6 you can choose between Little Dragons or our regular TKD class. Little Dragons is a readiness program created specifically for preschool and elementary school children. Tae Kwon Do techniques including striking, kicking, blocking and stances as well as self-defense. For the youngest, it also includes training on balance, concentration, flexibility and the development of fine motor skills. Sign up and pay on River’sEDGE.

Main’s Peak Performance Tae Kwon Do – regular classes are held Monday and Thursday evenings from 5-6pm at River’sEDGE. Master Tim will arrive at River’sEDGE at 4:45 p.m. to warm up each evening. TKD offers conditioning, self-defense and everyone a great opportunity to promote self-discipline and self-esteem as well as teach participants education and self-confidence.


The season will run from August 10 to September 14 on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. (may change if necessary to accommodate the largest number of teams)/ Games played at Independence Baseball/ Softball Complex/ Register as a team with a manager – Teams are made up of men and women who are at least 18 years old or an HS 2022 graduate, men will hit a 12 inch softball and women will hit a softball of 14 inches and the teams will pose as well as the referee / Register by calling 319-334-6711.


Softball – open to TEAMS in 10U, 12 and 14U divisions with games played on Sundays/ 5 weekends 10 games $400 per team/ Register in your 2022 summer age division/ Game dates will be August 21, 28, September 11, 18, 25 (October 2)/ Registration sheets available at the Complex and the Falcon Civic Center.

Baseball- open to teams ($00 per team) or individuals ($60 per player) Baseball 9U/10U & 11U/12U – 2nd division played on Saturdays/ 5 weekends 10 games/ Register in your age division 2023/ Game dates will be August 20, September 27, 10, 17, 24 (October 1)/ Sign-up sheets available at the Complex and Falcon Civic Center

The Falcon Civic Center gym is available to rent for your child’s birthday party!! We have sports equipment (including basketball, kickball, soccer, wiffleball, football, etc.) available at the front desk for you to play with during your party! Parties can only be scheduled during our normal business hours on Saturday or Sunday. Birthday party rental is $100 for 2.5 hours at the Falcon Civic Center gymnasium. Call 319-334-6711 to reserve.

The River’sEDGE Great Hall is available to rent for gatherings. The cost is $30 per hour/per day with a maximum daily rental fee of $200. If you wish to install the day before your rental, there will be an additional $50. Tenants are responsible for installation, dismantling and cleaning. Call Lucas at 319-332-1525 to discuss options, take a tour or to book your rental.

RV CAMPGROUND – Call 319-334-6711 or 319-440-0472 to BOOK

Youth baseball and softball tournaments will be held at the Independence Baseball/Softball Complex most weekends this summer. Contact Bob at 319-334-6711 if you have a team and want more information.

Branching Out is a great community improvement program ~ Volunteer today!!

Park shelters including the Aquatic Center Party Shelter and Community Band Shell are available for community use!!

Community gardens located in the community orchard and available for rent – ASK US ABOUT THESE!!!

Wix is ​​relaunching its solution for Mon, 27 Jun 2022 13:55:32 +0000

The new platform provides a complete solution for all types of accommodations to manage and grow their hotel business online

NEW YORK, June 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ltd. (NASDAQ: WIX), a leading global SaaS platform for creating, managing and growing an online presence, today announced the relaunch of its new solution for the hospitality industry. Wix has partnered with HotelRunner, a comprehensive platform designed to support all accommodation businesses, to re-develop Wix Hotels. The new platform is a major enhancement to the existing solution and includes a full suite of business tools for every touchpoint needed to launch, manage and grow any size hospitality business and maximize revenue.

Wix’s comprehensive online platform, combined with HotelRunner’s end-to-end travel technology, allows users to build a website, manage their property, guests, reservations, and sales channels from from a single platform. Whether they run a bed and breakfast, boutique hotel, hotel chain, vacation rental, resort, or single lodging, business owners are equipped with the operational tools they need to effectively manage their business online and on-site.

Benefits for Wix Hotels by HotelRunner users include:

  • Connect to major online sales channels and travel agencies such as, Expedia, Hotelbeds and Airbnb, which can help increase revenue
  • Receive direct bookings and secure payments from their website
  • Manage rates and availability with easy-to-use calendars on one reliable platform to manage reservations and synchronize all inventory while implementing complex pricing and revenue management strategies
  • Real-time inventory updates across all sales channels
  • Manage front desk operations including check-ins and check-outs
  • Manage policies and taxes, offer extras, promotions, offers and coupons, interact with customers and promote their property across sales channels through the channel manager

“We are constantly improving our offering to provide business owners with a complete solution for any type of business, and we are excited to relaunch our hotel solution for the hospitality and tourism industry,” said Ronny El KayamPlease Mobile, App market and strategic products at Wix. “As travel has begun to increase in the post-pandemic era, we are seeing an increase in demand for digitalization in the hotel and hospitality industry and we are proud to have developed a solid solution for these companies and to develop addressable Wix has invested resources in building the right infrastructure to support private businesses and large franchises, for both restaurants and hotels, and this new partnership with HotelRunner is another step in creating the go-to solution for businesses to efficiently manage their operations and grow.”

“HotelRunner has been pioneering innovations for over a decade to create a greater travel economy. Wix Hotels by HotelRunner was developed by leveraging both companies’ deep expertise in travel and technology and positioning our platform -award-winning form, globally recognized by major players in the travel industry as its foundation,” said Ali Beklen, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of HotelRunner. “Our unique partnership with Wix will be the driving force that will drive hospitality and tourism industries to the next level by accelerating digital transformation. Thousands of accommodation properties around the world will benefit from an affordable and comprehensive set of products, thanks to the new Wix Hotels by HotelRunner,” added Arden Agopianco-founder and managing partner of HotelRunner.

Wix Hotels by HotelRunner is in beta with a gradual rollout in English first, followed by other languages. Existing users of the Wix Hotels solution will switch to the new solution after the beta release. To sign up for the beta, click here.

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Wix is ​​a leading platform for creating, managing and growing a digital presence. What started as a website builder in 2006 is now a comprehensive platform providing users with enterprise-grade performance, security, and reliable infrastructure. Offering a wide range of business and commerce solutions, advanced SEO and marketing tools, Wix empowers users to have full ownership of their brand, data, and customer relationships. With a focus on continuous innovation and the delivery of new features and products, anyone can create a powerful digital presence to achieve their dreams on Wix.

To learn more about Wix, please visit our newsroom
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Ontario watchdog announces hearing into Thunder Bay police chief’s misconduct on day she announces she will retire Thu, 23 Jun 2022 21:07:45 +0000

Just hours after Sylvie Hauth announced she would be retiring next year as Thunder Bay police chief, Ontario’s civilian police watchdog agency announced Thursday that it would hold a hearing into allegations of misconduct against him.

Hauth was charged with three counts of misconduct under the Ontario Police Services Act:

  • That she failed to take appropriate action to respond to the allegations against Deputy Chief Ryan Hughes.
  • That she provided misinformation about this investigation to the Thunder Bay Police Services Board.
  • That she failed to take appropriate action to address allegations of wrongdoing against other members of the Thunder Bay Police.

The Ontario Civilian Commission on Police (OCPC) has been investigating the charges since February. They have not been tested or proven, and no date has been announced for the disciplinary hearing.

On Thursday morning, Hauth announced in a statement to the media that she would retire on June 14, 2023.

The police chief said she informed the city’s police services board of her impending retirement, which would come after 30 years with the police.

“I hope my one-year notice will allow enough time for the board to initiate a recruitment and succession planning process for my replacement,” his statement read. “I remain committed to my role as chef and will do everything possible to ensure a smooth transition with the new chef in 2023.

“As Chief Constable, I have been dedicated to driving organizational change within our service in a collaborative, consistent and transparent manner. I can say with confidence that the Thunder Bay Police Service will continue to evolve because of the people who remain focused on serving and protecting all members of this great community.”

A police spokesperson said Thursday that Hauth is not doing interviews at this time because the announcement of his retirement is on the agenda for next week’s police services board meeting.

Bill Mauro, Thunder Bay mayor and member of the police commission, said Thursday that Hauth’s replacement process will be discussed at the meeting.

Mauro also noted that he doesn’t have a vote, as the board is currently overseen by a director.

“On a process like this, I’m not sure I need a vote, but certainly I think it’s never too early to start the process. And I don’t mind saying which I really hope … this serious consideration is inclined to go out of service to find a full-time replacement.”

Mayor Bill Mauro says he hopes the Thunder Bay Police Department will consider an outside candidate to replace Hauth when she leaves office in June 2023. (Matt Prokopchuk / Radio Canada)

Hauth was hired as a full-time chef at the end of 2018 after serving two acting stints. Previously, she had spent 25 years in the police department, starting as a front desk cadet and rising to the rank of deputy chief.

Colin Woods, president of the city’s police union, said the past few years have been difficult for association members.

“The relationship between the association and the chief and some of his senior staff, some of the senior management, it’s a fractured relationship,” Woods told CBC News on Thursday.

Regarding the hiring of Hauth’s replacement, Woods also said he would like to see the board “do their due diligence and not just pick the next person they think is in line with our service.”

Woods said he’s not opposed to an inside hire, but would also like to see the board “take a careful look outside of our department” when selecting the next police chief.

“I think maybe a new look, a new set of ears, somebody unrelated, somebody…unrelated to the service, can come in and put their own mark on this service,” Wood said. “Form it and shape it as they wish.

“Hopefully we’ll just have a leader who wants to work with the association, who wants to have a positive working environment.”

Woods said the association will be monitoring the OCPC process “very closely” as it moves forward.

Intense year of pressure

The Thunder Bay Police Service as a whole has been under scrutiny and pressure from multiple directions for months.

Current and former employees have filed human rights complaints against police officers. Two of the three police oversight bodies in Ontario as well as the Ontario Provincial Police have launched investigations into allegations of criminal misconduct against members of the force, including its leaders.

In March, a confidential report was leaked to the media, including CBC News, detailing serious concerns about TBPS investigations into sudden deaths of almost exclusively Indigenous people, and a recommendation was issued to reinvestigate 14 Indigenous deaths. , with the possibility of others coming.

First Nations leaders in northern Ontario then issued calls for the service to be disbanded and replaced with oversight by the Ontario Provincial Police.

WATCH | First Nations leaders in northwestern Ontario are calling for the dismantling of TBPS and oversight by the Ontario Provincial Police:

Calls to reinvestigate sudden Indigenous deaths in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

A team investigating sudden deaths in Thunder Bay, Ont., is asking the city’s police force to reopen investigations into the deaths of multiple Indigenous people between 2006 and 2019.

In April, the OCPC appointed an administrator to oversee the Thunder Bay Police Oversight Board, saying it believed “there is an emergency in the [Thunder Bay] board oversight. Shortly after this decision, the majority of the members of the supervisory board resigned.

Last week, lawyers presented closing arguments at hearings under the Police Services Act against two officers charged with negligence of duty and dishonorable conduct in the course of their work investigating the death in 2015 of Stacy DeBungee of Rainy River First Nation, whose body was found in the McIntyre River. This investigation took place long before Hauth became chief.

The case provided the impetus for a two-year investigation by retired Senator Murray Sinclair that uncovered systemic racism within the TBPS. Hauth’s tenure began about a month before the publication of this report and a parallel OCPC report.

Hauth asked residents to support the municipal police

In a March interview with CBC News, Hauth asked residents to continue supporting the police force despite these ongoing issues with the service.

“I have said publicly that I will cooperate 100% with all investigations that are currently underway,” she said at the time. “You must follow due process. And for me and everyone in my service, public safety is paramount. We are here. We have a job to do. There are a lot of issues in our community that we are dealing with, including we take care.

“It is our role, to ensure public safety, community work, security and well-being. There are challenges and challenges will continue. We do not lose sight of the role we play and we let’s do it to the best of our abilities.”

She also said in March that the police force had evolved since those reports were published and that the service remained dedicated to the community.

“I hope this speaks for itself in terms of our commitment to service, in terms of our dedication to the job and our commitment not just to the work we do, but to our community.”

WWII veteran concerned about health and safety as his living space is without air conditioning for 3 months Wed, 22 Jun 2022 01:20:47 +0000

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – As temperatures soar above 100 degrees, a WWII veteran from Dallas worries for his health and safety.

Robert Shafer, Sr. said that despite paying rent on time in his retirement community, he didn’t work on air conditioning for three months.

“I think it’s shameful,” said Shafer, Sr., 99. “I’ve spent my life in construction and I can almost build a whole new building in the time that this air conditioning hasn’t worked.”

Her son tries to help her.

“I tried to meet with the staff here, the executive director, to get it fixed when it was cooler outside, but they literally did nothing,” Robert Shafer, Jr. said.

Now he feels like he’s getting carried away.

“First they said they were negotiating,” Shafer, Jr. said. “They had to get three bids from different vendors to come and fix the air conditioner. is their response and every time he calls reception all he can get is us’ we’re working on it or waiting for parts.”

Shafer, Jr. said today that a portable unit has been installed in the apartment. However, as it got warmer outside, the CBS 11 crew observed that the thermometer continued to climb, reaching over 90 degrees.

“It’s unlivable,” Shafer, Jr. said. “It’s unlivable.”

CBS 11 tried to speak with employees of Emerson on Harvest Hill to see what was happening and asked to be put in touch with management, but were told they would not comment at this time.

Legal experts assess what you can do if you find yourself in a similar situation.

“You should apply for repaired relief and you should do it in writing because that triggers the property code, the legal rights, that you have to take them to court,” said Farwah Raza, the supervising attorney at the court. Northwest Texas Legal Aid.

She said you’ll want to do it by certified mail so you have proof and make sure you say the situation affects your health and safety.

“You know, if you’re a disabled person, you should also seek reasonable accommodations under the Fair Housing Act,” Raza added.

Northwest Texas Legal Aid then said to give the resort time to make repairs, usually about five days. If there is no response, you should file a petition with your local justice of the peace and go from there.

The Shafers are working to figure out their next move.

“There aren’t very many of us here and they don’t care,” Shafer, Sr. said. “They just don’t care.”