Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing - Island to Support Harvey Relief Efforts with Free Beach Weekend, Shrimp Festival

In an effort to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts on the mainland, the Galveston tourism community will host a free beach weekend Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 with special promotions to benefit relief organizations.


“Galveston Cares” weekend will include free admission to all beach parks, free parking along the seawall, free trolley fares throughout the island, a free family challenge event at Stewart Beach, a fireworks show in honor of first responders and discounted rates at participating attractions.


On Sept. 30, the Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival will donate $2 of every Gumbo Stroll ticket to Harvey relief efforts and participating hotel partners will also offer special promotions.


“We were fortunate to fare well through Harvey, but we also know what it is like having gone through Hurricane Ike nine years ago,” said Kelly de Schaun, executive director of the Galveston Park Board. “We want to show our support and hope that Galveston can be a place where our neighbors can experience some normalcy, take a break, and enjoy time with their families.”


Free Beach Weekend

During “Galveston Cares” weekend Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Galveston will provide free admission to all of its beach parks plus free parking along the seawall and free trolley service throughout the island. Voluntary donations will be taken at the beach park gates to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts on the mainland. Stewart Beach will host a free family challenge beach obstacle course event from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. The free beach weekend will also include a fireworks show in honor of first responders at 9 p.m. on Saturday at 37th and Seawall.


*Fireworks show rescheduled from Labor Day weekend


Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival

At this year’s Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival, taking place Sept. 29-30 in historic downtown Galveston, $2 of every Gumbo Stroll ticket will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Gumbo Stroll tickets are $10 each and allow attendees to sample gumbo from more than 80 shrimp gumbo cook-off teams. In addition, the festival includes an official 5K race, a boat show, the Lil’ Shrimps Children’s Parade, vendors, live music and more.


Discounted Attractions & Hotels

During “Galveston Cares” weekend, the Moody Mansion museum and The Bryan Museum will be offering a buy-one-get-one free special on admission tickets. The Grand 1894 Opera House will host a free “open mic” event from 12-4 p.m. Saturday, allowing members of the public to perform on its historic stage.  In addition, Casa del Mar Beachfront Suites will donate 20% of revenues from September reservations that book with the #GalvestonCares promotion to Harvey relief efforts. Hotel Galvez and Spa will provide complimentary breakfast for two for reservations made on Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 that mention #GalvestonCares. Not valid on prior reservations. Additionally, Galvez Bar and Grill is donating $5 for every prime rib dinner sold Thursdays through Sundays through the end of October.



Eastern Alliance Insurance Group Review: Need to build an Ecovery Return to Wellness program?

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Online Fraud Detection Security and Risk Online on How to Keep Safe Shopping Online and Avoid Cyber-crime

With online shopping growing fast, more of us are turning to the internet to buy stuff. And the run-up to Christmas is one of the busiest times, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday seeing a jump in online sales.

Latest figures show that this year it is expected that around out of every £100 spent on retail, £1.70 of that will be online. Last year Black Friday saw two million online transactions, with around one million on Cyber Monday.

More than three-quarters of internet users made a purchase online last year, according to research from Twenga Solutions.

But many online shoppers are worried about the risk involved of sharing financial details over the internet. Now Devon & Cornwall Police has issued this guidance on how to stay safe when shopping online.

How to protect yourself from cyber crime

Cyber crime is when criminals exploit the speed, convenience and anonymity that technology offers in order to commit a range of offences. It is becoming increasingly serious and is estimated that it costs the global economy about 445 billion dollars a year, according to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

What is 'cyber crime?

Police often break cyber crime down into two categories:

  • Cyber enabled crime – traditional crimes committed using the internet. e.g. theft, harassment, fraud, identity theft, selling stolen goods, drug dealing or people smuggling.
  • Cyber dependant crime - online crimes where a digital system is the target. These include attacks on computer systems to disrupt IT infrastructures, e.g. unauthorised access (hacking), malicious software programming (malware) or denial of service attacks.

We are all vulnerable to the potential of cyber crime, either individually or as a company. Remember that 80% of all cyber crime is preventable.

The Law

Cyber crime is against the law under the Computer Misuse Act (CMA) 1990. It may also include abusive or harassing communications under the Malicious Communications Act 1988 or Protection from Harassment Act 1997.

How to avoid becoming a victim of cyber crime

  • Use 'strong' passwords, and keep your passwords secure. i.e. use at least 8 characters, include numbers and letters, both upper and lower case.
  • Update your computer security, anti-viral software and install a firewall.
  • Keep your operating systems updated.
  • Delete and block spam or junk emails. Be careful when opening attachments or using internet downloads.
  • Secure and encrypt wireless networks when using WiFi (Wireless Internet access).
  • Make sure your internet browser and any plug-ins are updated (e.g. Flash, Java, Silverlight)
  • Use reputable companies when shopping online.
  • Use secure payment methods, such as PayPal or credit cards for online purchases.
  • Avoid scams, criminal gangs operate 'scams' and use the internet as one of the methods to defraud people and business. i.e. asking for money to pay for travel, finance a sick relative, or winning the lottery.
  • They will also try passing off as your bank and ask for your banking details.
  • or Microsoft or your internet provider stating your computer has been corrupted and want you to click on a link or download some software.
  • Backup important data - like photographs, music, videos or documents and not just to the cloud.

SC Advisors Real Estate Orlando Projects in Singapore Review: Orange Country Recreation Centers




As the Orange County Board of County Commissioners considered allocating public funds for the construction of Amway Center, members concluded that a tangible community benefit should be part of the Amway Center project. As Owner’s Representative for the Orlando Magic, SC Advisors helped with negotiations that led to the Magic’s agreement to provide five new community recreation centers throughout the County.


SC Advisors then served as the Developer's Representative for the five new recreation centers. Strategically located across Orange County, the five recreation centers provide wellness opportunities to families at an affordable cost. Each facility includes a fitness room with cardio equipment, weight room, locker room, two classrooms and a 12,000-square-foot wood floor gymnasium. The recreation centers are building stronger communities by offering exciting programs and activities for preschoolers, youth, adults and seniors.


SC Advisors placed the multi-facility development on an accelerated schedule to coincide with the completion of the Amway Center. The SCA team worked closely with Orange County to coordinate the five different site plans and managed each project through to completion. SC Advisors helped the Magic fulfill their promise by delivering all five centers to the County prior to the October 2010 opening of Amway Center.