Apps You’ll App-reciate on Your Next Trip

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSAppstravelVRBO Previous articlePrescribed burn tentatively planned for Saturday at Lake Apopka North ShoreNext articleBreaking News: Prescribed burn today at Lake Apopka North Shore Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR From Family FeaturesFrom planning your next getaway to managing your vacation budget, there are myriad apps you can use to make your trip a seamless, more enjoyable experience.Before planning your next trip, make sure you visit your preferred app store to download tools like these that can help with everything from planning to staying on track during the trip to looking back on your experiences when you return home.Map tools. While the most basic function of these apps is obvious, map apps are also useful tools to research the area you’re visiting, plan your routes ahead of time and find nearby essentials like gas stations and restaurants during your trip. Some apps also allow you to download offline maps so you don’t find yourself stranded if you’re going someplace where you’re likely to encounter poor signal strength.Discount rate finders: These apps make it simple to research and compare the best rates and deals for multiple aspects of your trip, often packaged for maximum cost-savings. For example, the Expedia app can be used to research and book everything from airfare and hotels to car rentals and activities. Once you’ve booked, these apps make it easy to keep track of your reservations and itineraries.Airline resources: Even if you book your ticket through a third party, you can benefit from downloading the app for the airline you’ll be using. Nearly all airline apps include features that make it easier to make changes to your booking, check-in, get a digital boarding pass, check your flight status and more. Additionally, most apps will alert you to any changes via push notifications.Vacation rental bookings: Many travelers are opting for vacation rentals over traditional hotels, in part because of the convenience and personal experience you can create. For example, the Vrbo app provides everything you need to book a vacation rental. As an added bonus, Trip Boards allow you to save, organize and compare your favorite properties. You can invite friends and family who will be traveling with you to discuss the trip using the new group chat feature and add and vote on their favorite properties to help narrow down the choices.Unit converters: Handy for international travel, these apps make it easy to compute and convert common units of measurement, such as currency and distance, and many even convert time zones for you. Having a unit converter app is especially important if you may not have reliable access to Wi-Fi or data during your trip.Budget trackers: Travel expenses can pile up fast, but you can keep tabs on your expenses along the way with an app that tracks the details. Most options allow you to categorize expenses by type and date, and some offer additional features such as splitting balances between friends and families or allowing you to set warning thresholds so you know when you’re getting close to exceeding your budget.Payment solutions: Fees and structures may vary from one app to the next, but all are designed to make sending and receiving money more convenient. When it comes to travel, you can use an app like Venmo to easily split costs and share payments between family and friends during and after the trip.Find more resources for your next getaway at courtesy of Getty ImagesSOURCE:Vrbo Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

Corn Progress Lagging Average, Condition Trailing 2016

first_img Facebook Twitter Corn Progress Lagging Average, Condition Trailing 2016 SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Corn Progress Lagging Average, Condition Trailing 2016 SHARE Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for September 19, 2017Next articleDonnelly Wants Action on Brazil Ethanol Tariff Hoosier Ag Today A fewer number of corn acres have reached the dented or mature stage than the five-year average according to a report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. With 86 percent of total corn acres dented by September 17 and mature acres at only 34 percent, corn progress trails the five-year average by four and 13 percentage points respectively.The number of corn acres harvested also has fallen behind the five- year average given maturity delays, currently trailing by four percentage points. Additionally, 61 percent of all corn acres in the top 18 corn-planted states in 2017 remained in good or excellent condition, 13 percentage points lower than last year at this time.To view the full report released today, click here.Source: NCGA By Hoosier Ag Today – Sep 19, 2017 last_img read more

A look into the Rho Gamma application process

first_imgThe Leap: Why 13 students spent spring break in the concrete jungle Twitter + posts printThough TCU Panhellenic formal recruitment isn’t for another seven months, the search for Rho Gammas is already well underway.Rho Gammas are Panhellenic women selected by the Executive Board who disassociate from their chapters in order to help Potential New Members (PNMs) through the recruitment process as unbiased listeners and friends with the goal of helping women find their place in TCU’s Greek life.“Rho Gammas have the incredible opportunity to be one of the first leaders that PNMs meet on TCU’s campus and help shape their first few weeks of college,” said junior Olivia Paulson, Vice President of Recruitment Programming for TCU Panhellenic. She is in charge of coordinating this year’s Rho Gamma selection process.“During recruitment, PNMs look to [Rho Gammas] for everything from choosing an outfit to making tough decisions,” Paulson said. “Rho Gammas show PNMs what real sorority women are like because the glitz and glam of recruitment can be overwhelming for some, so reminding PNMs that the chapters are full of women just like them can make the process seem more manageable.”With 13 Panhellenic sororities on campus and limited Rho Gamma spots, the application process is competitive. Those wanting to fill one of the spots have until Jan. 26 to apply.Paulson said 6 percent of each sorority’s fall membership numbers are required to apply. This averages to 13-14 women per sorority. Last year there were 214 applicants, with only 68 chosen for the position.2017 Rho GammasOne of those 68 was senior graphic design major Claire Hargis. Hargis has been a Rho Gamma for the past two years and said it was the most rewarding experience she’s had in college.“Helping others find their Greek homes has been the baseline of building some of the greatest relationships I have at TCU,” Hargis said. “Sisterhood built upon similar values is incredibly strong, and that’s what we have as Rho Gammas.”Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, be in good standing with their chapter, be either a junior or senior at the time of formal recruitment, and attend all spring trainings, work week and formal recruitment.Applicants who qualify move on to the interviews that will be held Feb. 13-21.“Overall, I’d say that there are no specific characteristics that we look for in Rho Gammas because every PNM is different,” Paulson said. “In order to connect with each one, I’m looking for a variety of women with different strengths, but who are willing to prioritize the needs of the women going through recruitment above all else.”Paulson said applicants should also know investing their time in the PNMs means they will be making the Greek community stronger as a whole.“Rho Gammas have the opportunity to shape the next generation of sorority women by leading them to see the beauty in all of the chapters on TCU’s campus,” Paulson said. “By affirming each of the chapters for the strengths that they bring, PNMs can then see that when joining a chapter, they are not gaining just the sisters of one group, but that they are becoming part of a supporting community.”For those interested in applying, the next Rho Gamma information session is Thursday at 7 p.m. in the King Family Commons room 203c. Previous articleTime is running out to avoid a government shutdownNext articleOff campus attempted robbery incident at local apartment complex Riley Knight RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Riley Knight Facebook Riley Knight Record number of participants in this year’s Dance Marathon Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Riley Knight Facebook Linkedin A guide to designing your graduation cap Riley Knight Riley Knight The Leap: Staying on campus during Easter? We’ve got you covered Twitterlast_img read more

Annual flu shot clinic to occur outside, by appointment next month

first_imgFacebook Facebook Twitter printFlu Clinic 2020 from Layna Steward on Vimeo.The annual flu shot clinic at TCU will look different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The clinic offers free shots to all students, faculty and staff at the university. Instead of being held in the University Recreation Center as it has in years past, the clinic will be held in a tent outside in the Campus Commons so social distancing can take place. To make a reservation, there will be QR codes students can scan on posters around campus. “Less people will be allowed to come in at once to get their flu shot and there will be more crowd control,” said Kaylee Westra, a senior nursing student who is helping plan the clinic.  Westra added that hand sanitizer will be set up throughout the tent and there will be heavy cleaning of pens and clipboards. Usually, all Senior I and Senior II nurses are allowed to volunteer to give out the flu vaccines. Westra said this year is different because only a small group of students planning the clinic are allowed to administer the vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is making more doses of the flu vaccine available this year to help “lessen the resulting burden on the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Scientists and doctors have warned the public about the combination of the flu season with the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the fall and winter seasons. Graphic courtesy of CNNDirector of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that the overlapping of the flu season with COVID-19 could place a burden on the health care system. The increasing worries about the pandemic interfering with the flu season has caused healthcare specialists to urge people to get their flu shots. The TCU Health Center said receiving the flu vaccine is shown to boost one’s immunity to other illnesses such as COVID-19. Unlike the national increase of vaccines, the Health Center said there will be no extra vaccinations this year at the free clinic because they do not want a large crowd of people. There are 3,500 vaccines available this year at TCU, and the nursing department has already started giving some of these vaccines to faculty.The clinic will be held Oct. 7. NewsCOVID-19Annual flu shot clinic to occur outside, by appointment next monthBy Sophia Stellas – September 17, 2020 781 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What we’re reading: Supreme Court nomination begins, new findings of COVID-19 ReddIt Linkedin Sophia Stellas Sophia Stellas Previous articleTCU: A campus altered by COVID-19Next articleEpisode 209 – NBA Conference Finals (Almost) Set Sophia Stellas ReddIt Sophia Stellas + posts Sophia Stellas Twitter Linkedin Without a break, TCU students feel more overwhelmed What we’re reading: Countdown to Election Day, latest COVID-19 surge breaks case records TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Ban on two independent radio stations lifted

first_img October 21, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa “We wonder how far the government is going in its efforts to suppress news of rebel activity,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to communications minister Albert Mbonerane, calling on him to end the ban against the station and another, Isanganiro, suspended for a week on 13 September for the same reason. “Burundians must be allowed to have diversity of news,” he said. On 16 September, RPA interviewed Pasteur Habimana, spokesman for the Hutu-based rebel National Liberation Forces, who talked about the failure of recent peace negotiations in Burundi. A few hours later, the minister ordered the station off the air, accusing it of broadcasting material that was “insulting to the government” and deliberately violating the ban on putting out statements by the rebels. The day after Isanganiro was suspended, other independent radio stations in Burundi said they would refuse to cover the activities of the government and of President Domitien Ndayizeye until it was allowed back on the air. Reports Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalists The radio station Isanganiro resumed broadcasting on 19 September, five days after it was closed by the government. It had appealed to the National Communications Council, which on 18 September reduced its suspension from seven days to five. Another station, Radio publique africaine (RPA), returned to the air on 20 September after the minister of communications cancelled his 16 September decision to shut down the station indefinitely. Both radios had been suspended for giving air time to the rebel National Liberation Forces spokesman, Pasteur Habimana.————————————-17.09.2003Government bans another independent radio stationReporters Without Borders protested today at the banning of a second Burundian radio station in the space of three days and called on the government to immediately allow them to return to the air.The privately-owned Radio publique africaine (RPA) was suspended indefinitely on 16 September for broadcasting what the authorities said was “propaganda for enemies of the country.” June 5, 2020 Find out more News BurundiAfrica RSF_en Organisation to go further Follow the news on Burundi Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more News Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention News BurundiAfrica Receive email alerts September 22, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ban on two independent radio stations lifted last_img read more

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_img More Cool Stuff Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Uncategorized What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Friday, September 30, 2016 | 11:13 am Business News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Here are our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Delight at Soviet note’s new home

first_imgPrint Twitter THE auctioneer who sold a Limerick Soviet five shilling note to a local trade unions group says he is “delighted” they were able to buy the historical item.And the Limerick Post can reveal that not only did Darren Parish and the Limerick Auction Rooms wish the union group well – they also contributed €100 to the bidding fund and contacted the prominent antique dealer who pledged €800 towards the bid.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “They were gentlemen, every one and I’m really delighted they were able to buy the note,” Darren told the Limerick Post.The Limerick Council of Trade Unions had earlier staged a protest at the auction, as they had wanted the seller to withdraw the note from auction as it is a rare and important piece of trade union history.The note came into the group’s ownership after two telephone bidders withdrew at €900. There was one bid in the auction against them “but there was a big round of applause when their bid was successful. We couldn’t have been more pleased,” said Darren.The auctioneer said he “understands completely” why the unions felt the need to protest and invited them in for tea afterwards.“The Soviet note was auctioned for €1,400 but the question is, what else is out there? The woman who found this thought it was a piece of rubbish and was going to throw it in the bin.“Limerick silver, for instance, is worth a fortune. A teaspoon with the Dublin stamp on it might go for €30 or €40 but if the spoon has a Limerick stamp it could fetch €700. We recently sold a small bowl, about the size you would give a child corn flakes in, for €18,000”.Darren said that Limerick Auction Rooms will give a free valuation for any items people find. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsDelight at Soviet note’s new homeBy admin – December 14, 2012 632 Facebookcenter_img Linkedin Email WhatsApp Previous articleTop garda and daughter injured in burglary attackNext articleFormer Killaloe doctor acquitted of deception adminlast_img read more

Most Valuable Company Profile: Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: MCS Mortgage Contracting Services Most Valuable Companies Most Valuable Company The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago March 12, 2021 842 Views  Print This Post Most Valuable Company Profile: Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Recommendations for Closing the Diversity Gap in Housing Next: Gap Widens Between Demand and Inventory Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save MCS Mortgage Contracting Services Most Valuable Companies Most Valuable Company 2021-03-12 David Wharton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Most Valuable Company Profile: Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC, is a national property services company founded in 1986. MCS provides property inspections, property preservation, REO property maintenance, REO rehab and repair, property registrations, HOA and utility services, and other property-related services in all 50 states in the U.S. and its’ surrounding territories.The Human ElementMCS credits its success on several factors, including its commitment to building a strong, experienced team. As such, MCS boasts a management team “with more than 750 years combined experience in the financial services industry.” That focus is backed by MCS’ trend of hiring/promoting from within the existing team.“We continue to believe that the best people, processes, and technology will enable us to maintain a leadership role in this industry,” said Caroline Reaves, CEO. She added that “almost 100%” of the company’s team leads, supervisors, and managers were promoted from within MCS.That focus on the “people” factor has been challenged over the past year, as MCS, along with the rest of the industry, has adapted to what has become, at least for now, the “new normal.” With more than 95% of MCS’ team working from home offices, all involved have had to reexamine best practices for management, recruitment, and other considerations.Reaves explained, “Connecting with new employees outside of the typical office environment requires intentional leadership at all levels.” She noted that MCS managers connect with their teams via regular daily phone calls and other means of communication. “Our managers know that having a personal relationship with each employee is critical to ensure that new talent, as well as existing employees, feel valued and respected. … We strive to ensure that all of our employees know just how important they are.”Of course, recruitment from outside the company—or even the industry—has its place as well.“We continue to grow our strong, diverse workforce by bringing in talent from outside of the industry and providing them with training and development opportunities to grow their careers,” Reaves said.Challenges Faced, Potential AheadAs the industry has continued dealing with the impact of the ongoing foreclosure moratoriums, Reaves says MCS has “strategically dedicated resources to improving our processes, ensuring that we will be ready when those moratoriums lift.”MCS has also maintained a strong focus on technology, working to marry new areas of innovation into the most impactful areas of its business. Reaves explained that “MCS relies on a number of ‘technology usage themes’ that help guide the application of technology in field services.”Recent examples of this focus include:Leveraging MCS’ mobile application to create the capability for homeowners to perform self-serve loss draft inspectionsEmbedding business policy/rules, government regulations, and customer needs into systems logicDeploying “bots” that run throughout the day to help with repetitive tasksUse of machine learning to assist with review of imagesAs we navigate the early months of 2021, MCS is focused on preparing for a significant increase in workload once moratoriums eventually lift. 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Sinn Fein Cllr says reduction in home help hours in financial madness

first_img Twitter Sinn Fein Cllr says reduction in home help hours in financial madness WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleIFA treasurer says farmers will do well to break even this yearNext articleTaoiseach says development of wind energy off Atlantic coast has huge potential News Highland Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Plans by the Health Service Executive to reduce Home Help hours by 1500 per week up to the end of this year are been described as “Financial Madness”.Sinn Fein Donegal County Councillor Mick Quinn is hitting out at the decision.Councillor Quinn says the Home Help Service is the best value for money service being provided by the H.S.E.And he says any reduction in hours will have a knock on effect on General and Community Hospitals….[podcast][/podcast] Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest News Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – October 3, 2012 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Students Can Opt Out Of Remaining ICSE Board Exams, Results Can Be Determined Based On Pre-Board Exams : CISCE Tells Bombay HC

first_imgNews UpdatesStudents Can Opt Out Of Remaining ICSE Board Exams, Results Can Be Determined Based On Pre-Board Exams : CISCE Tells Bombay HC Nitish Kashyap15 Jun 2020 9:22 PMShare This – xThe Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) informed the Bombay High Court on Monday that students of class 10 and 12 have the option to not appear in the remaining board exams of ICSE and have the result completed on the basis of marks obtained in pre-board examinations or internal assessment and also the marks awarded in the papers which he/she has already written…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Council For The Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) informed the Bombay High Court on Monday that students of class 10 and 12 have the option to not appear in the remaining board exams of ICSE and have the result completed on the basis of marks obtained in pre-board examinations or internal assessment and also the marks awarded in the papers which he/she has already written before the lockdown. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice SS Shinde was hearing a writ petition filed by Advocate Arvind Tiwari who sought directions for cancellation of the remaining ICSE board exams scheduled to be held from July 2 all over Maharashtra and declaration of results on the basis of gradation and past performance. Previously, ICSE board or CISCE had scheduled the ICSE Board examinations between February 27 to March 30, but the examinations which began as per schedule were interrupted by the pandemic of Covid-19. Senior Advocate Darius Khambatta appeared on behalf of CISCE and submitted that a decision taken by the Council wherein several options have been made available for the examinees. Apart from physical appearance to write the examinations, the decision also gives an option to an examinee, who is not willing to write the examination physically, to have his result completed on the basis of marks obtained by him at the pre-Board examination/internal assessment and also upon taking into account the marks awarded to him in the papers which he has already written. As per such decision, the options have been invited by June 22, 2020 for the ICSE Board to take further steps in the matter. Court noted- “The decision prima facie appears to us to be fair and reasonable. However, we wish not to close the matter here and now having regard to the importance of the issue involved in this PIL Petition. We request the Respondent No.2 (ICSE Board) to forward the decision to all the Principals of schools affiliated to such respondent with an instruction to share it with the parents of the students on the rolls of such schools. That apart, paper publication will be made in a Marathi, English and Hindi daily, tomorrow, giving a gist of the decision for information of all concerned.” State has been directed to file an affidavit and clarify its stand after considering the decision of the ICSE Board tomorrow. The next hearing will take place on June 17 at 10:45 am. State government had informed the Court on Friday that the situation on the ground with regard to the spread of pandemic of Covid-19 is serious in Maharashtra and therefore it will not be viable to hold the pending board examinations. According to the petitioner, who is also the parent of a class 10 student, chances of infection are increasing everyday as the number of positive cases of coronavirus continue to rise in the State of Maharashtra. The decision to postpone the said exams was vehemently opposed by the petitioner who said it will put the health of students, teachers, non-teaching staff and parents at grave risk.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more