Shearings adds free wi-fi

first_imgAs part of the operators ongoing vehicle enhancement programme, Shearings Holidays has now launched free on-board wi-fi on all of its branded coaches.Jane Atkins, Managing Director at Shearings Holidays says: “We are always looking for ways to improve and update our holiday experience and this is a great addition to our branded fleet.“We know our customers are tech savvy and like to stay in touch while away and this is now easier than ever before.”last_img

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Obama meets his nemesis

first_imgAfterward, they tried to tell everyone they’d gotten along and everything was going to be all right.Glasses of water with the presidential seal were on the tables at either side, still with their protective paper tops on, untouched. They refused to answer any questions beyond their prepared remarks, including one that is on many minds: “Do you still consider him a threat to the republic?”President-elect Donald Trump barely looked at him, his eyes on the floor, darting around the room.President Barack Obama spoke first. President-elect Donald Trump barely looked at him, his eyes on the floor, darting around the room, his face a little red, his son-in-law Jared Kushner — who had just had a long walk around the South Lawn of the White House with Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough, potentially indicating the sort of role he’ll have in the Trump administration — taking photos of the meeting on his iPhone. He was framed by a painting of the Statue of Liberty’s torch on the curved wall above his head, a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. that Obama treasures behind him.At points, Obama spoke to the reporters, at points to Trump. But he looked straight at him at the end.“Most of all, I want to emphasize to you, Mr. President-elect, that we now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed — because if you succeed, then the country succeeds,” Obama said, Trump’s face turning to him fully for the first time. Trump called him “a very good man.”Then he started his remarks with something that was not true: “This was a meeting that was going to last for maybe 10 or 15 minutes,” Trump said.The meeting had been scheduled to last an hour. The reporters brought into the Oval Office at the end were told long before not to even assemble for the brief access at its end until the meeting would have been going on for 30 minutes.There was no vitriol, no bluster. He spoke calmly, a little hesitantly, but still distinctively Trump.“We really — we discussed a lot of different situations, some wonderful and some difficulties,” Trump said. “He explained some of the difficulties, some of the high-flying assets and some of the really great things that have been achieved.”Obama looked straight at Trump throughout, his hands clasped, his back a little hunched, as Trump said he expected to be calling on the president’s counsel, and to being with him again many times in the future. They had never met before.They have hated each other intensely from afar, each to the other the prime example of what so many Americans get wrong, and what they needed to run for president to try to correct.Thursday, they spent 90 minutes alone in the Oval Office. Which is true in the sense of preparing to hand over the keys. But it’s completely not true in the sense that Obama was completely unprepared for this moment until 60 hours before, and doesn’t seem to really have been on Thursday.Earnest was asked whether Trump and Obama had talked about tweeting from the Oval Office, or about birtherism. He said he didn’t know.While he was speaking, Obama walked onto the South Lawn. The motorcade was gone. The president-elect was gone. The Trump aides who’d been walking around taking videos on their phones were gone.In their place were the Cleveland Cavaliers, there for a world champion celebration. They even had prominently anti-Trump Ohio Gov. John Kasich out there with them.Calling this basketball team champions was a pleasure, Obama said.“That’s what we’re talking about when we’re talking about hope, and change.” Trump’s first test as president-elect By Nolan D. McCaskill center_img They did not fight, he insisted. They did not argue. But Obama hasn’t changed his mind about why he never wanted Trump anywhere near the room where they sat together Thursday.“They did not re-create some sort of presidential debate in the Oval Office today,” Earnest said. “What I’m saying is that the forceful case that the president made on the campaign trail leading up to Election Day reflected his authentic views about the stakes of the election.”As for Obama calling him totally unfit for office, Earnest said, “The two men did not re-litigate their differences in the Oval Office… we’re on to the next phase.”Obama was completely unprepared for this moment until 60 hours before.Earnest also tried to toe the line on peaceful transition.Obama “has been preparing for this moment and this meeting for the better of a year,” he said. White House press secretary Josh Earnest, stone-faced as he joined reporters in the Oval Office for their brief access, entered the briefing room shortly after, having taken a moment with Obama to get up to speed with what was discussed.Earnest kept using the word “tone” to explain why Obama and the White House staff are not as panicked as they clearly are. Trump’s tone early Wednesday morning after the race was called and he spoke to Obama. Trump’s tone in his victory speech. Trump’s tone in speaking to reporters in the Oval Office.Earnest said Obama, among other things, briefed Trump on his trip to Greece and Germany next week, explaining the kinds of questions he’s likely to be asked from a nervous world and what he’s likely to say. They talked about organizing the White House, Earnest said.They didn’t talk about Trump tweeting in August that “Obama will go down as the worst President in history on many topics but especially foreign policy.” They didn’t talk about Obama responding in a segment for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” two weeks ago, “Well @realDonaldTrump,” Obama said, “at least I will go down as a president.” Obama nodded at the end.Another question that Obama didn’t answer, shouted at him by a reporter: Do you think Trump will uproot your legacy?The anger is bubbling at the White House, along with the shock. The traditional couples photo with the Trumps and Obamas at the arrival was scrapped. Instead of driving in to come in through the West Wing lobby entrance, as was expected, Trump’s motorcade pulled in to the South Lawn, out of view of reporters or the White House staffers who had gathered on the steps of the Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building to see him arrive.In the Secret Service shed at the entrance to the White House Wednesday morning, two riot gear shields rested against the wall.As reporters waited to enter the Oval Office, emergency vehicle sirens went off, creating a buzz. Several heard something they were convinced was a gunshot — though nothing was reported, and a cameraman insisted, probably correctly, that it was just a grounds lawnmower engine backfiring. Also On POLITICO last_img read more

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Extinct Quail Sighted in India

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThe Manipur Bush-Quail is known to be shy. It is also believed to have been extinct for nearly 80 years. A prominent ornithologist has made history by sighting this shy little bird in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. (BBC)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Intel Microprocessors Are Now All Conflict-Free

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreJust six months into his role as CEO of Intel, Brian Krzanich announced today that the electronics giant hit a momentous goal in the world of corporate social responsibility: Starting right now, every microprocessor that Intel ships will be made entirely with conflict-free minerals.Every piece of tantalum, tungsten, gold, and tin found in the microprocessors will come from smelters that only source minerals mined outside armed conflict zones like in the Democratic Republic of Congo.(READ the article from Fast CoExist)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Blind, Deaf Senior Dog Found in Good Health Just 28 Hours After Being Carried Off By a Hawk

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis 16-year-old dog may be blind and deaf, but she still managed to survive being carried off by a hawk last week.Porschia the toy poodle was snatched up by the bird-of-prey as she was sitting on her porch in Whitehall, Pennsylvania.Porschia’s owner, Deborah Falcione, was frantic with worry over her dog’s disappearance. She spent hours searching the surrounding area—but to no avail. When the evening temperatures fell below freezing, she feared the worst. Just 28 hours after Porschia was dognapped, however, Falcione was shocked to receive a call from the local veterinary clinic saying they had the senior pup in their care.WATCH: Wife Quits Her Job As Couple Spends 57 Tireless Days Searching for Their Dog in Mountain Town—See the Reunion“I said, ‘That’s impossible.’ She could not have survived 28 hours in the bitter cold weather, in 10-degree weather,” Falcione told reporters in the interview below. “This is a 6-and-a-half-pound dog. She’s blind, she’s deaf, she’s 16 years old. I went down there, and sure enough, this is the dog.”As it turns out, a neighbor had found Porschia after the hawk had dropped her into a nearby yard just four blocks away from Falcione’s house. Although the disabled dog was relatively lethargic in the clinic’s heating tank following her harrowing ordeal, she was in surprisingly good health.“How she got away, I have no idea,” said Falcione. “How she survived it, I will never know. But I know one thing: By the grace of God, this dog is still alive.”(WATCH the news coverage below) – Photo by KSEE NewsBe Sure And Share This Pawesome Story With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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Mission candidates invited to debate; public can submit questions in advance

first_imgCandidates for mayor and city council in Mission have been invited to participate in a debate sponsored by the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce.Register to continuelast_img

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CUNA urges Congress to change housing finance, data security laws

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Congressional leadership is needed to ensure action is taken on housing finance reform and merchant data breaches, the Credit Union National Association said in Wednesday separate letters to House and Senate leaders.The letters were sent to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Ranking Committee Member Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Ranking Committee Member Michael Crapo (R-Idaho).CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney in the letter said CUNA is pleased by the progress that was made on housing issues in 2013. “With the economy in a fragile recovery and the housing market rebounding, now is the time for Congress to address changes to the housing finance system,” Cheney added.The CUNA CEO thanked the legislators for allowing CUNA to present credit union views on the issue, and said “it is critical that credit unions have equitable access to a functioning, well-regulated secondary market” once the reform process is complete. continue reading »last_img read more

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The best financial strategies for 20-somethings

first_imgThese five ideas will help millennials get on track.by: Kimberly PalmerMillennials are growing up: The oldest of the cohort are approaching their mid-30s, which often coincides with more adult financial responsibilities, including mortgage payments and family-related costs. They have more grown-up challenges, too, like paying off debt and saving for retirement and future college tuition payments for children.The good news is that the financial services industry wants to help. Eager for younger customers’ business, the financial industry has been busy analyzing millennials’ money challenges and trying to figure out how they can best reach out to them. As a result, a handful of financial services companies recently released money tips for millennials. Here are five of the best ones:Save like it’s 2009. Savings rates tend to go up during recessions, which is why personal savings rates shot up in 2009. The fear of financial instability appears to motivate people to squirrel more money into the safety of bank accounts rather than squander it on new shoes or a new smartphone. Millennials could use some of that motivation, since many have yet to start padding their bank accounts or saving for retirement.A 2014 Wells Fargo Millennial Study of 1,639 millennials found that 55 percent said they have already started saving for retirement, and those who haven’t yet say they think they will begin at age 35. Women millennials were particularly behind the savings game, with millennial men having accumulated almost twice as much as their female peers. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Broward breakfast promotes professionalism

first_img January 1, 2014 Regular News Broward breakfast promotes professionalism B roward breakfast promotes professionalismIn an effort to promote professionalism and to help familiarize newly licensed attorneys with Broward County’s local legal practice, the 17th Judicial Circuit Court, in conjunction with the Professionalism Committee of the Broward County Bar Association, hosted the First Annual New Attorney Orientation Breakfast recently in Ft. Lauderdale.A panel consisting of both circuit and county court judges, as well as local practicing attorneys, discussed the various protocols and division procedures within the 17th Circuit, hoping to help the new Broward attorneys navigate the local practice of law. Rounding out the event were representatives from several local voluntary bar associations.For the new attorneys wanting to get a lay of the land and observe trials and hearings in progress, an extended tour of the main courthouse commenced after the breakfast.last_img read more

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The Land Advisors Organization reports recent deals

first_imgCANYONS AT WHETSTONE | Benson, ArizonaOffering: 795.69 acresLocation: East side of Highway 90, south of Interstate 10 in Benson, Cochise County, ArizonaSales Price: not disclosedSeller: National Bank of ArizonaBuyer: El Dorado Benson, LLCAgents: Greg Vogel, Will White, Waseem Hamadeh and John Carroll801 NORTH ARIZONA AVENUE | Chandler, ArizonaOffering: ±2,660 sq. ft. retail building on ±0.41 acresLocation: 801 N. Arizona Avenue, in Chandler, ArizonaSales Price: $312,000Seller: Bear Family TrustBuyer: Matthew MooneyhamAgents: Randolph C. Titzck and Chad Russell901 EAST ROSSER | Prescott, ArizonaOffering: 5.48 acresLocation: 901 East Rosser, Prescott, ArizonaSales Price: $800,000Seller: Brady Revocable TrustBuyer: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day SaintsAgent: Capri BarneyRANCHO CORAN | Las Vegas, NevadaOffering: 22.06 acresLocation: 1792 N. Ranch Drive, Las Vegas, NevadaSales Price: $2,300,000Seller: MB REO-NV LandBuyer: Precedent PropertiesAgent: Rick HildrethWHETSTONE RANCH | Benson, ArizonaOffering: 11,650 acresLocation: State Route 90 in Benson, Arizona; beginning +/-1.5 miles south of Interstate 10Sales Price: not disclosedSeller: Whetstone Partners, Whetstone Development, GravesBuyer: El Dorado Partners, IIIAgent: Greg Vogel, Will White, Waseem Hamadeh and John Carrolllast_img read more

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