2020 was the hottest summer on record for dozens of US cities

first_imgXurzon/iStockBY: KARMA ALLEN, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Some of the nation’s largest cities recorded their hottest climatological summers on record this year, including destinations like Phoenix, Tucson and Sacramento, according to the National Weather Service.In Phoenix, the country’s sixth-largest city, residents saw average temperatures of about 96.7 degrees — almost 1.6 degrees above the previous summer record, the NWS said Wednesday.Most of the country recorded higher than average summer temperatures this year.Meanwhile, cities like Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Vero Beach, Florida, Flagstaff, Arizona and Sarasota, Florida, saw their hottest August temperatures ever.Other cities, including Bridgeport, Hartford, and Miami, tied their previous summer temperature records.Here is the list so far of the cities across the country that had the hottest summer on record:Phoenix: 96.7°Naples, FL: 84.6Caribou, ME: 66.9°Harrisburg, PA: 77.9Tucson, AZ: 90.0°Burlington, VT: 72.3°Portland, ME: 70.5°NYC – LaGuardia, NY: 79.5°Providence, RI: 74.4Charlottesville, VA: 78.8Norfolk, VA: 81.3Cape Hatteras, NC: 81.7Manchester, NH: 74.4Bradford, PA: 67Dubois, PA: 70.3Burlington, VT: 72.3State College, PA: 73.5Tampa, FL: 84.8Sarasota, FL: 84.6Brainerd, MN: 71.1Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

First tech biometrics pilot receives a thumbs up

first_imgParticipants overwhelmingly approved of the $8.6 billion, Mountain View, Calif.-based First Tech Federal Credit Union’s biometrics pilot last fall, according to the credit union.During the pilot program, more than 200 First Tech employees tested MasterCard Identity Check’s mobile app using artificial funds, and facial recognition and fingerprint biometrics tools, in a closed environment. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Unknown Krka – a new sustainable and quality project of the Krka National Park

first_imgWith the aim of dispersing tourists and generating additional quality content, the Krka National Park has launched a new project “Unknown Krka: hidden treasures of the upper and middle reaches of the Krka River”.The total value of the Project is 80.057.649,15 HRK, of which 66.200.193,06 HRK is co-financed from the European Regional Development Fund in the form of grants under the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion (Project code KK.06.1.2.01.0003). “Project Unknown Krka unites everything that the Public Institution “Krka National Park” deals with as a management structure. Nature protection, sustainable development and infrastructure investments, visitor management, cooperation with the local community and educational and presentation activities are combined into a project that will certainly have a positive impact on the overall development of the entire middle and upper reaches of the Krka River. The idea of ​​the project is to use the potential of the National Park “Krka” as a brand to attract visitors interested primarily in natural and cultural heritage and education, to whom this project will offer a different, more complete experience of Krka.”, Pointed out mr. sc. Krešimir Šakić, director of the Public Institution “NP Krka” and project manager.The guiding idea of ​​the project is to activate – by building infrastructure and capacity of key stakeholders and developing new educational visitor products and services – untapped tourist and economic potential of the northern part of the National Park “Krka” and achieve better spatial and temporal distribution of visitors, and overall social, economic and environmental well-being. of that area.About the reasons for project application Unknown Krka Ivona Cvitan, Head of the Department for Tourism, Promotion, Presentation and Catering of the Public Institution “NP Krka” spoke, emphasizing that the dynamics of growth in the number of visitors and infrastructural pressures at Skradinski buk have led to the need for spatial and temporal dispersion of visitors. offers quality facilities on the upstream sites of the Park.Željana Šikić, director of the Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board, which is the project partner, spoke about the impact of the project on the revaluation of the visitor offer of the Public Institution “NP Krka” and on the local and national tourist offer. “Tourism and nature protection are not and cannot be in a divergent relationship and since the environment is a fundamental part of the tourist offer of the destination, tourism has nature protection as its permanent and undeniable interest. The common goal within this project is that the stay of visitors in the protected area is for the purpose of research, education and enjoyment of the environment, its plant and animal species as well as related cultural elements in the area.”, Said Željana Šikić, director of the Tourist Board of Šibenik-Knin County, which is a project partner.The project envisages a series of infrastructural interventions within the Krka National Park, the design and introduction of new presentation and interpretation facilities, such as the construction, arrangement and equipping of the Krka Eco Campus visitor center in Puljani, an interpretation-educational and volunteer center, and equipping the Nature Interpretation Center. “Krka – the source of life” in Kistanje, with art and multimedia interpretation, arrangement of pedestrian paths, electrification of shipping and improvement of content and visitor management system, which includes numerous educational activities to increase visitor safety, but also to raise public awareness and stakeholders from the education, tourism and media sectors on the natural resources of the Krka River and processes related to it. “By designing thematic products for visitors and new tourist facilities and their promotion within this project, we strive to further valorize the tourist potential of the upper and middle reaches of the Krka River and thus provide visitors with a unique and complete tourist experience. ” concludes Cvitan.Related news:HRK 80 MILLION FOR ARRANGEMENT OF THE MIDDLE AND UPPER FLOW OF THE KRKAFOR THE FIRST TIME IN ONE DAY NP KRK WAS VISITED BY OVER 10.000 PEOPLE, WE LEARNED HOW IT LOOKED ON THE FIELDlast_img read more