Mistie Bugarin

Can You Cancel Rewards Travel?

If the novel coronavirus changed your travel plans, you should be able to cancel without a fee and reclaim or re-book your travel.

“Most of the U.S. airlines like United and Delta offer flexible waivers for canceling award tickets. They will offer you your miles back and refund any taxes and fees,” says Stephen Au, senior points writer at UpgradedPoints, a travel rewards resource. “They will also usually not charge you a miles redeposit fee.”

Although many airlines and hotels are enacting flexible policies during the pandemic, there are restrictions. You’ll need to research whether you should contact the travel provider directly or cancel through your credit card’s rewards program.

Here’s what you need to know about changing or canceling credit card rewards travel due to COVID-19 — and what to do with your rewards when you get them back.

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Here’s what to know in South Florida on June 22

We’re keeping track of the latest news regarding the coronavirus in South Florida and around the state. Check back for updates throughout the day.

‘They deserve to be put on blast’: Social media is policing COVID-19 rule breakers

5:30 p.m.:Ani Meinhold and her partner waited more than two weeks to reopen their MiMo District restaurant to make sure they could faithfully follow the new rules to stop the spread of coronavirus.

So she couldn’t believe it when she saw videos posted on social media over the weekend of other restaurants, bars and clubs flouting the rules — partygoers shoulder-to-shoulder, drinking and dancing, all without masks or distance between them.

One video, shared on Twitter and Instagram, included Miami mayor Francis Suarez posing with patrons without a mask. Miami police shut down the restaurant the next day.

“I was livid,” Meinhold said. “The fact that people were behaving irresponsibly, they

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10+ Ways Chefs Love Using Hot Honey to Spice Up Their Cooking

There’s a lot to love about hot honey. After all, whose palate doesn’t salivate over the combination of sweet and spicy? This up-and-coming condiment making its way into pantries around the country can be served with just about anything, from pizza and fried chicken to seafood, grilled vegetables and even desserts. With its powerful flavor punch and versatility, it’s about to become your new favorite ingredient.

A few excellent brands on the market—Mike’s Hot Honey or Red Clay Barrel-Aged Hot Honey, for example—are easy to order online, but it’s also simple to infuse your own regular honey with a little heat at home. You can use whatever peppers you like, dried or fresh, says Chris Riley, a culinary expert and co-founder of The Daring Kitchen based in Rogers, Arkansas. To do it, add honey and chopped peppers (he recommends using at least two types for more complexity, such as fresh

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Fireworks Postponed, Outdoor Dining On

LACEY, NJ — There’s a lot of news to keep up with right now — locally, nationally and worldwide. Here’s a recap of coronavirus updates in Lacey.


The Ocean County Health Department has reported 245 coronavirus cases and 11 deaths in Lacey as of Monday afternoon. That’s 26 more cases and one more death since Patch’s last Lacey update June 5.

State officials have reported 12 cases among residents and five cases among staff at Spring Oak Assisted Living at Forked River. Officials have reported no deaths from the facility.

The OCHD reported 19 new cases in the county Sunday, bringing the area to 9,395 cases and 850 deaths.


Urgent Care Now in Lanoka Harbor has coronavirus testing available for all Lacey Township residents. Patients must show a driver’s license or government-issued ID showing a Lacey address. MORE.

Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care in Forked River can test whether

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iOS 14 finally adds widgets to the iPhone home screen

The app library has a search bar, naturally, and it also shows a recently added and “suggestions” group so you can find things there quickly.

Something iOS users have requested for years appears to be coming true: Home screen widgets. The iPhone and iPad have had a dedicated screen for widgets for years, but last year Apple let iPad users pin a column of widgets to the home screen. Now, iOS 14 will let you place widgets pretty much wherever you want. It’s a much-needed change, but it looks like a major improvement.

Widgets still start on the left of the home screen, but from there you can tap and drag one onto your home screen. Widgets now have multiple sizes so you can customize the content to fit your screen properly. There’s also something called a “smart stack” that lets you put multiple widgets in one space that you

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List of minimum annual leave by country

Country and flag Minimum annual leave Paid vacation days
(five-day workweek)[1][2] Paid public holidays[3][4] Total paid leave

(five-day workweek)

 Afghanistan Employees are entitled to 20 days recreational leave and 15 paid public holidays.[5] 20 15 35  Albania Employees are entitled to 20 days of annual leave and 12 paid public holidays.[6] 20 12 32  Algeria The paid annual leave is calculated on the basis of 2.5 days per month of work. The total duration of the leave cannot, however, exceed 30 calendar days per year.[7] Every employee is also entitled to 11 paid public holidays.[4] 30 11 41  Andorra Workers are entitled to 31 calendar days of paid leave after one year of employment. Before that, entitlement to leave is 2.5 days for every month worked. One period of leave must last two weeks or more, to allow an uninterrupted rest period.
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Toronto enters next stage of reopening, PM cautious to remove international border restrictions

Yahoo News Canada is committed to providing our readers with the most accurate and recent information on all things coronavirus. We know things change quickly, including some possible information in this story. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage our readers to consult online resources like Canada’s public health website, World Health Organization, as well as our own Yahoo Canada homepage.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 101,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and more than 8,400 deaths.

Check back for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in Canada.

For a full archive of the first month of the pandemic, please check our archive of events.

June 22

1:25 p.m.: Toronto, Peel moves into Stage 2 of reopening

The Ontario government announced Toronto and Peel regions

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How a Career Pivot Can Help You Pursue Your Passion

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Photo credit: Westend61 – Getty Images

From Redbook

There’s no question that the coronavirus had a lasting impact on life as we knew it. For most people, an unexpected layoff added stress to an already uncertain reality. In April, the news was bleak. The Labor Department reported that the coronavirus shutdown led to more than 20 million job losses. But the path to recovery has begun. Recent statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the unemployment rate fell to 13.3 percent—and there were even 2.5 million jobs regained.

Kellee Marlow, a career coach pivot strategist, highlights why this is the right time to search for something fulfilling. “The pandemic is pushing people to ask themselves what kind of life they want to live, especially when it’s over,” she says. “Life may not have slowed down enough before to give people a chance to ask what they’re doing and

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Justin Bieber Denies Claim That He Sexually Assaulted a Woman in 2014

Photo credit: Jason Merritt/TERM - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jason Merritt/TERM – Getty Images

From Seventeen

  • An anonymous woman on Twitter has accused Justin Bieber of sexually assaulting her in 2014.

  • Bieber has denied the account and provided evidence in a series of Twitter posts. He plans to take legal action.

Justin Bieber has denied claims that he sexually assaulted a woman named Danielle on March 9, 2014, in Texas. The allegations were posted on Twitter, where Danielle (who hasn’t revealed her last name in order to remain anonymous) said she was “sexually assaulted without consent” by Bieber at a Four Seasons Hotel after he allegedly invited her to his room. Per BBC, the tweets have since been deleted, but screen grabs remain online.

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Australia-NZ favored for 2023 Women’s WCup after Japan quits

Australia and New Zealand became the clear favorites to jointly host the 2023 Women’s World Cup after Japan withdrew from bidding ahead of the FIFA vote on Thursday.

The combined South Pacific bid performed significantly stronger than its only remaining rival, Colombia, in the FIFA inspection report – scoring 4.1 to 2.8.

Japan was marked 3.9 out of 5 and was likely to split the voting on FIFA’s ruling council among the seven Asian Football Confederation representatives.

Praising Japan’s decision to quit the contest as ”another impressive show of Asian football unity,” AFC President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa called on Asia members to vote for the cross-confederation bid.

”This is the most technically impressive of the bids that the council must choose from on June 25 and we must be guided by the experts,” the Bahraini royal said.

None of the remaining bidders has ever hosted a senior

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