Now that vacation season is over, it’s time to start thinking about ways to improve your travel literacy — loosely defined as your ability to get around without looking like a clueless tourist — before your next trip. “Travelers want to arm themselves with the skills to keep themselves safe in unknown destinations,” says Hailey Benton of Global Travel Academy, a site that offers video courses to improve your travel skills. “Traveling abroad should be exciting, inspiring and the best experience of your life. But if you leave home unprepared or uninformed, it can easily all go wrong.” How do I know our collective travel literacy is lacking? I run a nonprofit consumer-advocacy organization (elliott.org) that helps travelers every day. This summer, our caseload spiked to levels I’d never seen. I’m talking hundreds of complaints a week and often more. Most were the result of simple travel misunderstandings — people who wanted … [Read more...] about How to improve your travel literacy
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The four group-winners in each League (A to D) who have not qualified for Euro 2020 through the official and traditional qualifying stages will take part in the play-offs in which the 16 teams fight for the final four spaces.How does the Uefa Nations League affect European Championship qualifying?Global football fans can relax a bit about being so confused about the complicated format of the new UEFA Nations League, as England star Harry Maguire has admitted that even the Three Lions squad are struggling to get to grips with how the newly launched competition works.The host nation for the league finals will be one of the finalist teams, and announced in December 2018. The top countries are in League A and the weakest in League D. England are among 12 countries in League A, in a group of three with Spain and Croatia, who they will play home and away. The finals are to be held in June 2019 and the Euro 2020 playoffs in March 2020.First you have the skin. okay that analogy doesn't work as … [Read more...] about Uefa Nations League: What is it and how will it work?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByAdam Nagourney May 24, 2018 LOS ANGELES — It was supposed to be a cutting-edge election reform, a way to take the party out of politics: an open primary in which labels like Republican and Democratic were tossed out and candidates were chosen, presumably, on their merits. The system, adopted by California voters in 2010, was meant to make politics less polarizing. But eight years later, the highest-stakes midterm election in a long time is causing all sorts of angst for Democrats and Republicans in California. And that’s in no small part because of what is known as the jungle primary. O.K., before we get to how it’s working, can you explain the system? In the old days, each party nominated a candidate — at a party convention or in a primary — with the idea that a Republican and a … [Read more...] about California’s ‘Top-Two’ Primary: Here’s How It All Works
Party rules Frederick Mei, a former Oyster Bay deputy town attorney, spent the early part of his testimony Monday, explaining to jurors how the town worked. Testifying in the trial of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, his wife, Linda, and former Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, Mei referenced an organizational chart, shown on the courtroom’s big screen, that put the people of Oyster Bay in the top spot. From there, came the supervisor and the town board (and the other elected positions of clerk and receiver of taxes). And below them, the commissioners — that is, the appointed officials charged with ensuring that everything from parks to highways ran the right way. Just as quickly, however, under questioning from Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Treinis Gatz, Mei hit upon how the town — and so many like it on Long Island — really works. Oyster Bay is Republican, Mei testified, so during most of his tenure in the town attorney’s office the … [Read more...] about Power on Trial: How the system works, according to Mei
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Detroit Zoo raises membership, admission prices, changes ticket system Besides hiking annual memberships, the Detroit Zoo adopted 'dynamic ticket pricing' -- the cost to get in now varies depending on day of the week. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Omar Abdel-Baqui, Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 a.m. ET April 7, 2018 CLOSE Opened in 1928, the Detroit Zoo has more than 2,000 animals of 240 species. The zoo gets more than 1.6 million visitors annually. Ann Zaniewski / Detroit Free Press Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Detroit Zoo has hiked membership prices by as … [Read more...] about Detroit Zoo raises membership, admission prices, changes ticket system