Southwest offers staff extra pay, frequent flyer miles to avoid holiday travel disruptions

A baggage handler pushes a bag near a Southwest Airlines airplane at Hollywood Burbank Airport in Burbank, California, October 10, 2021.

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Southwest Airlines on Saturday offered its flight attendants new incentives aimed at avoiding more flight cancellations, particularly over the peak holiday period, amid concerns over staffing, according to an internal memo.

Southwest canceled more than 2,000 flights around Columbus Day weekend, disruptions

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American Jobs Plan offers opportunity to invest in ‘civic infrastructure’

President BidenJoe BidenJobs report adds to Biden momentum White House says bills are bipartisan even if GOP doesn’t vote for them Trump calls for boycott of MLB for moving All-Star Game MORE’s American Jobs Plan includes a welcome acknowledgment of the need to bolster and invest in “civic infrastructure” — an opportunity to make Tocqueville’s “schools of democracy” a 21st-century American reality.  

According to Jill Blair and Malka

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Illinois State offers well-being days, not spring break

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State University sophomore Jasminh Randall, a finance major from Rockford, was planning to spend her spring break in Cancun with her three roommates.

But instead of catching some sun in Mexico, the four of them were playing games on the second floor of the Bone Student Center during the first of two “Personal Well-Being Days” on March 9 and March 10 that ISU substituted for … Read More

Designer offers insights on items to have during pandemic

Stuck inside and going nuts? We’re with you.

Winter is hard enough as it is, but with COVID-19 restrictions in the mix, it can be hard to come up with new ways to enjoy time cooped-up. Fortunately, interior designer Alice D’Andrea has some ideas for items for the home that will entertain as well as bring the whole family together.

EXTRA REFRIGERATOR FOR BEVERAGES. A freestanding refrigerator is a great

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Sanneh offers distance learning, food at Conway Rec Center

The Sanneh Foundation no longer runs drills across the Conway Recreation Center’s gymnasium floor, though it may not be long before the soccer balls return to the East Side community hub.

Instead, with most public schools closed for distance learning, the foundation embraced a two-fold mission, converting the St. Paul rec center into both a food-distribution hub and remote learning center that relies on WiFi donated by Comcast.


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State offers glimpse at potential active recreation amenities in Liberty State Park

As many as 50 acres of Liberty State Park’s contaminated interior could be transformed into soccer fields and other active recreation amenities in the coming years, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday.

DEP Deputy Commissioner Olivia Glenn hosted a virtual public meeting Thursday night and provided park advocates and local residents with several potential scenarios that could bring active recreation to the waterfront state park that has long

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Maria Lake State Park offers free admission on holiday | Sports

On Friday, Nov. 27 Maria Lake State Park was offering free admission to visitors and people from all over took advantage.

Usually visitors need a parking pass placed on the dashboard of their vehicle in order to enter the park but not on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

The Lake Maria State Park and Sand Dunes FRA Staff said that there are several days throughout the year when admission is free

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Move United Offers Over 1,000 Virtual Programs During Coronavirus Pandemic

Effort Impacts Over 250,000 Individuals with Physical Disabilities, Encouraging Health and Fitness

ROCKVILLE, Md. (PRWEB) October 29, 2020

As an adaptive sports organization, Move United knows all about adapting, so the organization was quickly able to pivot its programs and activities online when the Coronavirus pandemic hit the nation back in March 2020. In the last six months, the national nonprofit organization has offered over 1,000 virtual programs to individuals

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Falls Church Offers Guidance For Trick-Or-Treat, Announces Events

FALLS CHURCH, VA — The City of Falls Church is not making a decision on whether residents can trick-or-treat, but guidance on the risk of Halloween activities is provided.

The city’s guidance is in line with the Centers for Disease Control recommendations for Halloween and other fall activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, the Fairfax County Health Department, which covers the county and cities of Falls Church and

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Bitterroot National Forest offers tips to hunters

HAMILTON — The Bitterroot National Forest is offering up some tips as hunting gets underway in Montana.

  • All hunters during the general rifle season must wear “hunter orange” (hat, cap, vest, jacket or rain gear) above the waist. It must be the outermost garment and be visible from all sides. This is also a good idea for non-hunting Forest visitors this time of year. Consider putting an orange vest or
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Best Stocks for 2020: Disney Offers a Magical Blend of Risk and Reward

Editor’s note: This article is a part of’s Best Stocks for 2020 contest. John Jagerson and Wade Hansen’s pick for the contest is Disney (NYSE:DIS).

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As we mentioned in our May 2020 update on Disney (NYSE:DIS), the stock’s problems seemed to be more related to systemic weakness in the market rather than a problem with our original argument for the trade. We feel that our

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Virtual travel offers tourists a chance to see the world

JAMTSO, MY TOUR GUIDE in Bhutan, was scheduled to show us a famous Buddha statue. But under lockdown restrictions, he instead gave us a tour of his colorful wood-beamed house, where his wife, Gyelmo, showed us how to cook a popular Bhutanese dish (lots of hot peppers!).

He also introduced us to his mother. As many Bhutanese people do every day, she was praying for peace for all the world’s

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Embark Beyond offers the world for home-schooling: Travel Weekly

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Jamie Biesiada

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began, travel agencies have been forced to examine their businesses under a magnifying glass and, in some cases, get creative to make it through to the other side. 

A number of agencies plan to start, or have already started, charging service fees to bolster revenue streams. Many are carefully evaluating supplier relations to ensure they are investing in their most profitable relationships. Still

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NFL offers players to scrap all preseason games

The NFL has offered to scrap all preseason games, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.

The players’ association had sought no preseason games and the league had reduced the exhibition schedule to two games. But on Monday evening, the NFL said it would eliminate those preseason contests and also would offer players 18 days for acclimation, up from seven days. The person spoke on condition of

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Chicago offers hybrid plan for return to school

CHICAGO — Most Chicago children would return to the classroom two days a week and spend the other three days learning remotely once the school year begins, under a tentative plan outlined Friday.

Chicago Public Schools officials called the hybrid approach a preliminary framework and asked parents, students and staff of nation’s third-largest school district to weigh in.

A final decision about in-person instruction for fall classes won’t come until

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Walmart Partners Tribeca, Offers Drive-In Theatre Experience

Walmart Inc. WMT is leaving no stone unturned and no area unexplored to enhance its business. The company is, in fact, utilizing all opportunities to drive business amid the pandemic. To this end, the world’s largest retailer said that it is teaming up with Tribeca Enterprises to offer a drive-in movie experience to customers who are missing the theatres amid the social distancing restrictions.

Walmart is converting 160 store parking

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Joe Biden blasts Trump, offers alternatives to coronavirus response

WILMINGTON, Del. – Joe Biden blasted President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday and announced a plan to control the virus that he said Trump should adopt immediately. 

During a speech at Alexis I. duPont High School in Wilmington, Biden outlined the plan, which includes increased testing and rigorous contact tracing. It follows a road map that Biden released in March which he said would have saved lives

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‘Upload’ offers a familiar digital future. But the details make it disturbingly funny

Robbie Amell is living in a digital afterlife, with Andy Allo as his customer service representative in the Amazon Prime comedy "Upload." <span class="copyright">(Katie Yu/Amazon Studios)</span>
Robbie Amell is living in a digital afterlife, with Andy Allo as his customer service representative in the Amazon Prime comedy “Upload.” (Katie Yu/Amazon Studios)

Greg Daniels, who developed the American version of “The Office” and co-created “Parks and Recreation” — which translates as “never has to work again and can rest comfortably on his laurels” — has instead created a new series, “Upload,” streaming now on Amazon Prime. (For

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Father’s Day Offers Hopes to Beleaguered Retailers

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Fingers crossed: the coronavirus may actually provide a boost to Father’s Day sales this year — at least that’s the hope of some major men’s wear retailers.

With COVID-19 fatigue in full force and stores reopening nationwide, merchants are seeing some major upticks in their men’s wear sales — in person, curbside and online — as shoppers seek gifts for their dads. But

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Best offers on skincare and make-up from MAC, Fenty Beauty and Charlotte Tilbury

You may have spent most, if not all, of lockdown going make-up-free with a low maintenance approach to your beauty routine.

The latest easing of lockdown restrictions means beauty counters and stores are now open, with strict social distancing measures in place. This is thanks to new government guidelines, allowing non-essential retailers to reopen from 15 June in England.

However, as spending on the high street has plummeted, many beauty

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