Walz, back from Kuwait trip, mulls National Guard recruiting incentives

Walz, back from Kuwait trip, mulls National Guard recruiting incentives

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX9) – Govt. Tim Walz, who returned Sunday from a trip to the Middle East, says the state needs to incentivize people to join the Minnesota National Guard. Walz spent two days in Kuwait with about 100 National Guard soldiers who are doing logistics support and human resources work. The soldiers deployed … Read more

Top 10 cities for travelers with disabilities

Top 10 cities for travelers with disabilities

The study surveyed 3,500 disabled people around the world about which destinations are the most accessible. Photo/Pexels A list of the world’s most disability-friendly cities has been released following a survey of 3,500 people. The report was released by a global business collective called The Valuable 500, and cites a survey of 3,500 individuals with … Read more

Why you should tack some vacation time on to your next business trip

Why you should tack some vacation time on to your next business trip

Laurie Partington is a ‘bleisure’ traveller: one who combines business and leisure in one package.Christine Muschi As a marketing manager, Laurie Partington travels to trade shows and conferences several times a year, often turning that work into a perk by adding a little personal time to the trip. Ms. Partington, who works for Matrox Imaging … Read more

Auditor General’s Office to receive a budget of MVR 93 million next year

Auditor General's Office to receive a budget of MVR 93 million next year

The Maldivian Parliament passes a budget of MVR 93 million for the Auditor General’s Office (AGO). The budget submitted to the parliament by their Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday was passed with the affirming vote of 44 out of the 77 parliamentarians that had attended the session. AGO had proposed a budget of MVR 95 … Read more

Maine Real Estate Stats and Trends for 2023

Maine Real Estate Stats and Trends for 2023

MAINE – Maine real estate has experienced an upswing in value over the past several years, but is this real estate boom good for Mainers? Many factors may contribute to this upswing, including rising gas prices, increased interest rates, and the growing work-from-home trend. Rising Gas Prices Rising gas prices in Maine … Read more

Camping In: A reimagined ranch home in Brevard brings the outside in

Camping In: A reimagined ranch home in Brevard brings the outside in

In the place where it stood for around two decades, there’s little evidence left of the French Broad Camp for Boys. Opened in 1913, it was the second of Transylvania County’s many summer camps, established by a pioneering educator who saw an opportunity to offer city-bound kids the benefits of the great outdoors. Positioned along … Read more

A destination in its own right

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Liza Weisstuch THE WASHINGTON POST- There’s a steel black box near the entrance of the Derrick. It’s about the height of a billiards table and rather unremarkable. But when the bartender lifted the heavy cover, several people seated nearby turned their heads, captivated by the lavender light it emitted. The bartender plucked some cilantro from … Read more

The Problem With Companies Paying for Abortion Travel

The Problem With Companies Paying for Abortion Travel

On August 5, Indiana became the first state to pass an abortion ban since Roe v. wade was overturned. The next morning, the Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly announced that because of the new restrictions, it expected to have to start hiring outside the state. In the meantime, it was expanding its employee health plan … Read more

Essential readings for green travel

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Erin E Williams THE WASHINGTON POST – Green travel. For many people, even the term is confusing, especially because it can refer to how we incorporate sustainability into our individual travel decisions as well as the ways that destinations are managed. Yet as we face the climate crisis and as travel rebounds from the pandemic’s … Read more

Why Wildfire Evacuations Are So Hard to Plan

Why Wildfire Evacuations Are So Hard to Plan

Tens of thousands of people around the world have been evacuated this summer because of wildfires. Fires are burning in Portugal and Italy and Greece and Spain and France (and California and Alaska and Texas). And yet, when it comes to things like planning evacuations, best practices don’t really exist—there’s no book to consult, no … Read more