Eddie Van Halen was more than a guitar hero to Phoenix DJ Dave Pratt

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As a longtime on-air personality at KUPD-FM, Dave Pratt says it’s likely that he interviewed Van Halen more than any other band.

“God, I can’t even tell you how many times,” he says.

“It was a different era. Artists would have relationships with radio stations and the on-air personalities that led their market. It wasn’t as distant. It was very unusual for a group in that era to come

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San Diego’s on-again, off-again debate over short-term rentals is on again, but still no resolution

The pitched debate over short-term rentals returned to City Hall Thursday following a two-year hiatus as San Diego planning commissioners considered a proposal that would potentially slash the volume of such rentals by as much as 70 percent.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Supporters and critics of short-term rentals, seen in this 2016 photo, have been squaring off for years at City Hall as San Diego's elected leaders have wrestled with how to regulate overnight stays in residential neighborhoods. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune)


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Supporters and critics of short-term rentals, seen in this 2016 photo, have been squaring off for years at City Hall as San Diego’s elected leaders

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GE could surge 50% on aviation-unit strength if a COVID-19 vaccine reopens air travel, Goldman says

The logo of General Electric is shown at its subsidiary company GE Aviation in Santa Ana, California on April 13, 2016.
  • Calling it the “ultimate self-help, vaccine-leverage story in industrials,” Goldman Sachs said Friday that General Electric could surge if a COVID-19 vaccine is released.
  • Goldman reinstated General Electric at a “buy” rating and set a $10 price target on the stock, representing upside potential of 50% from
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Pubs, cafes and hotels to get grants if they’re forced into lockdown

Pubs, restaurants, cafe’s, hotels and other hospitality businesses will be entitled to Government grants if they are forced to close under new lockdown rules in England.

The Government is reported to be preparing to announce new lockdown rules – based on a three-tier system.

The Government could be about to announce enhanced support for the hospitality sector.

That new lockdown system, which is likely to be announced by Monday, would

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Why my husband and I both have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card

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When my husband and I started earning credit card travel

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Theater Review: ’Mary and Me’ a very special U.S. premiere at Players’ Ring – Entertainment – seacoastonline.com

“Mary and Me” made its U.S. premiere at The Players’ Ring in Portsmouth last week, a production of Glass Dove Productions. This is the one-woman show’s final weekend, not a lot of time to catch a rather impressive piece of theater, performed perfectly by Emily Karel. Yup, this one is something special.

The Ring is offering the play live in-house, and a taped version online for the next year.

“Mary

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Where to Travel Locally This Fall, From Tiny Cabins to Remote Western Resorts

Want to really, really get away from it all? Go to The Lodge at Blue Sky. Set upon 3,500 acres (yes, you read that right, its in the thousands) this Utah resort opened quietly last summer and, like so many, had to shut down in March due to COVID-19.

However, now Blue Sky is back and better than ever. A place that embraces its vastness, the activities list is almost

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Travel expert reveals 5 ‘wallet-friendly’ trips you can take this fall: ‘Something for everyone’

This year, the word “vacation” probably draws a stronger reaction than usual.

Most people have probably spent more of 2020 canceling travel plans than booking them, but it’s not too late to reverse that trend.

As the year approaches its end, you might be sitting on some extra PTO days — or maybe you’re just tired of staring at your makeshift kitchen table desk.

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UCC confirms cases among students in campus accommodation

University College Cork (UCC) has confirmed that it has notified the Health Service Executive (HSE) of a number of cases of Covid-19 among students in campus accommodation. The university said the appropriate protocols have been put in place.

Three cases of Covid-19 in a university run accommodation block were reported on social media earlier this week and UCC has now confirmed to The Irish Times that a number of cases

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Kayak Has The Ultimate Halloween Road Trip

Travel search engine Kayak has created the ultimate cross-country Halloween road trip that pulls out all the spooky stops, including Edgar Allan Poe’s gravesite in Baltimore, an abandoned amusement park in West Virginia and Tennessee’s Bell Witch Cave, which inspired “The Blair Witch Project.”

In all, the eerie route that zig-zags through the United States includes 29 stops and covers 7,497 miles. It would take 133 hours and 34 minutes

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AMD unveils Ryzen 5000 processors, including ‘the world’s best gaming CPU’

AMD has unveiled its Ryzen 5000 series processors for desktops, which are the first processors to feature its new Zen 3 architecture.

Included in the released is a chip — the Ryzen 9 5950X — that the company says is “the world’s best gaming CPU.”

None of this will be good news for AMD’s beleaguered rival, Intel.

The new Ryzen 5000 silicon replaces the Ryzen 3000 released last year, and

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425 million people in China travelling domestically this 2020 Golden Week holiday – Mothership.SG

Some 425 million people in China are taking a vacation as the world continues convulsing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Barely nine months of border closures and restricted movement later, the coronavirus has largely been brought under control in China, Bloomberg reported.

In response to stamping out Covid-19, the Golden Week holiday is seeing massive numbers of people going about their lives en masse once again, as the

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Why This Luxury Agent Bought A SF Condo When Everyone Is Leaving

October is Luxury Month on Inman. Inman Handbooks offer deep dives on luxury marketing and agent branding, luxury staging, referrals, and more. We’re thinking about what luxury means now, examining how the pandemic is reshaping the needs of luxury buyers, and talking to top luxury agents, all month long.

Like many places in California, San Francisco is in the midst of a major real estate upheaval. When the pandemic struck

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Steam Autumn Game Festival – The Best Demos to Play

Once every season, Steam likes to hold the Steam Game Festival to showcase various demos that you can play. These help showcase what developers are working on, and maybe garner a few fans along the way. Autumn is no different, with plenty of developers coming out to showcase new demos for the next week. With how many demos there are, it may be difficult to figure out which ones to

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Park Hotels & Resorts Announces Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call on November 6, 2020

TYSONS, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PK) (“Park”) today announced that it plans to report financial results for the third quarter 2020 after the stock market closes on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Park will hold a conference call on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) to discuss its earnings results and current operational environment.

The conference call will be accessible by telephone

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Messi penalty gives Argentina winning start over Ecuador

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to the perfect start on Thursday when Lionel Messi’s early penalty gave them a 1-0 win over Ecuador in a lacklustre match in Buenos Aires.

The Argentine FA piped fan noise around the empty Bombonera stadium and the chants of “Messi! Messi!” were vindicated as early as the 12th minute when he put Argentina ahead from the spot

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Earn a two-month Southwest Companion Pass after taking just one flight



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The Southwest Companion Pass is unquestionably one of the most valuable perks in the travel world. After earning the pass, you can choose a companion to travel with you for just the cost of taxes and fees on

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Delhi restaurants, hotels to operate 24 hours? Here’s what the govt has decided



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The move, the statement added, would help the hotel industry generate more employment.

In a major push to the hotel and restaurant industries, the Delhi govt on Wednesday allowed all restaurants in the national capital to operate 24 hours of the day, the Indian Express reported. Before this decision comes into force, the restaurants and hotels are allowed to operate between 7 AM in

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Skyview Patnitop reopens, to boost adventure tourism in Jammu & Kashmir

India, Oct. 9 — According to many experts, if you have to travel, pursuing outdoor adventure is one of the relatively safe options in the COVID-19 situation.

And with the opening of the Skyview Patnitop by Empyrean, the recently launched hospitality venture of Empyrean Skyview Private Limited (ESPPL), you can engage in some adventure sports in the scenic mountains of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Skyview Patnitop, an

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The Creator Retreat, the First-Ever Luxury In-Person Travel Masterclass, To Launch at Cavo Tagoo Mykonos

MYKONOS, Greece, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Travel lovers who dream of converting their passion into a successful career are getting an exceptional opportunity to master all the necessary skills courtesy of The Creator Retreat. Jeremy Austin and Angie Villa, the pair behind this project, represent the rare breed of people who make their passion the foundation of a thriving business through dedication, hard work, and perseverance. After

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