This Is What The New National Teacher Of The Year Wants To Tell Trump

April 21, 2017

Please invite teachers in and talk to them when making policy decisions, Chaffee says she will tell Trump. Im hopeful thats something I would be able to say to him and that he would take me up on it. Chaffee was honored by the Council of Chief State School Officers after a rigorous application process. For the next year, she will travel the nation meeting with teachers and education groups, acting as a spokeswoman and advocate for the profession. In November, when Trump was elected …

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United booted an engaged couple headed to their wedding in Costa Rica

April 18, 2017

Are you really that surprised?Image: spencer platt/Getty Images At this point, it’d be more shocking to read a positive headline about United Airlines. A bride and groom heading to Costa Rica for their wedding were kicked off a United flight out of Houston this weekend, KHOU-TV first reported. The couple said they simply moved into other economy-class seats after finding a passenger sleeping in their assigned row. United said the betrothed were sitting in upgraded seating they …

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When this man tried to fly with his mobility device, United made him cry

April 16, 2017

… difficult. Based on Harris’ account he had done his research and homework to make sure the TSA and United would let him travel with the device. It seemed like everything was set for him and his new husband to saunter onto the plane where they’d splurged on first-class seats since it was their honeymoon. After making it through security without a hitch, it appears a typo and unreasonable staff threw a wrench in his travel plans. A note about his call into the airline about the …

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Adventurer ignores ex-boyfriend’s warning and takes awesome solo global motorcycle journey

April 15, 2017

… enough, you can make it happen. Puerto Vallarta Mexico! #motorcycle #alaskamotogirl #nikkimisurellj #inspire #adventure #travel #explore #dream #lovelife #happy #lifeisgood #smile #beach #sunshine A post shared by Nikki Misurelli (@alaskamotogirl) on Jan 21, 2016 at 4:52pm PST Next on the agenda for Misurelli is period of work somewhere in America or Australia, but hopes to be back on the road within six months, ideally in the Middle East or North Africa. You can keep up with Moto …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey to return to Sierra Leone – BBC News

April 12, 2017

… allowed to travel around it last time.” She will also meet other Ebola survivors, but said that apart from having the virus, “what we went through was very different”. “I had massive support from family and friends and could get medical and psychological support. “The Ebola patients in Sierra Leone didn’t know what they were going home to, or who was left alive in their family. They might be going back to sheer hell.” Image copyright Scotsman Image …

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How mahjong is changing with the times in Hong Kong

April 10, 2017

Hong Kong (CNN)“The setting sun’s endlessly endearing, but the light of day is disappearing,” says Ho Sau Mei, one of Hong Kong’s last mahjong tile carvers. The 59-year-old quotes a Chinese saying, to express a mix of sorrow and joy as she watches her industry fade. In the 1960s, there were more than 20 mahjong tile carvers — and even an association dedicated to the industry. …

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7 of Europe’s most beautiful villages — from England to Greece

April 10, 2017

(CNN)The notion of postcard-perfect villages steeped in Old World charm has inspired centuries of travelers to fan out across Europe, seeking its secluded hamlets. As a result, the continent’s scenic spots rarely remain hidden for long. It doesn’t take much to make a charming village feel uncomfortably popular. Consider the five fishing villages that make up Italy’s Cinque Terre, where an evening summertime stroll often feels like shuffling through a packed amusement park, …

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Twitter is, once again, revamping its developer relations

April 7, 2017

… United, the airline now famous for not allowing 10-year-old girls to wear leggings, said Twitter’s new tool for customer engagement is helpful for them. Twitter is a place where our customers engage with us 24/7 about a variety of aspects of travel. The new features that Twitter released have enabled us to create real-time engagements with customers to offer an array of services, from discovering where to go on their next trip, to answering common travel questions faster and easier,” …

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Brexit vote a ‘bad decision’, says Irish minister – BBC News

April 7, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrexit will be painful for Britain Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan Voting to leave the European Union was a “bad decision” for the UK, the Irish foreign minister has said. Charlie Flanagan said Brexit could be “painful” for the UK and his country, which he added should not be “placed in a position of more disadvantage”. He also urged negotiators to keep the Common travel Area between …

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Going to Ecuador? 11 things travelers should know first

April 5, 2017

(CNN)When people think Ecuador they think the Galapagos and while those enchanted islands are incredible there’s a lot more to this Andean country. 1. ‘Middle’ monument is in the wrong place Ecuador is named after the equator that runs through the country. One of the must-do tourist attractions is to stand astride the line that marks the middle of the world — just make sure you pick the right spot. …

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Photos of the Rhine River from a ‘fish-eye’ view

April 5, 2017

(CNN)You might say photographers Aude Boissaye and Sebastien Rand enjoy a river connection. As children growing up in eastern France near the Rhine, they learned to respect the river’s power and beauty. Decades later, they met for the first time near the River Seine — not far from where Claude Monet painted his iconic “Water Lilies.” The two hit it off, and it wasn’t long before they turned their mutual passion for photography into a partnership. …

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Congress didn’t just make your data less safe it has put national security at risk

April 4, 2017

Image: Shutterstock With last weeks privacy vote, hackers now know where to learn a Senators darkest secrets or how to uncover U.S. military personnel travel plans, among other things. Lets say a three-star general and career intelligence officer books a trip online from Dulles to OHare for a 3-day conference. She scans her inbox and spots an email with the subject line: Review the itinerary for your upcoming trip to Chicago! After skimming the body of the email, she double-clicks the …

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The end of the line for American long-distance trains?

April 2, 2017

(CNN)The railroads that once helped build the United States today still carry thousands of people across the country on journeys of business, discovery and pleasure. In March, President Donald Trump proposed a national budget that would terminate federal support for Amtrak’s long-distance train routes. The above gallery takes a look at one of the services under threat as it hauls its passengers on a typical journey through wide screen American landscapes. …

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Souks, sea and surf: Riding giants in Morocco

March 29, 2017

… For decades, fish has been big business in Essaouira, the charming, former Portuguese settlement on the west coast of Morocco. Tasting the ‘fruits of the sea’ As stocks have depleted, however, the locals have started to shift their focus to more lucrative industries. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Morocco guide: 10 things to know before you go The Atlas Mountains: Morocco’s hidden travel gem 10 street foods to try in Morocco More …

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Lyft follows up on that ACLU donation with a new way to donate

March 27, 2017

… the American Civil Liberties Union in January, right after President Donald Trump signed his first Muslim travel ban. The company announced the donation while its chief competitor Uber was facing accusations that it broke a taxi strike during anti-ban protests. And since then, well, Uber has continued a rather severe losing streak. A recent report estimated Lyft picked up an extra 3 percent bump in users right after the first Trump-related #DeleteUber campaign. Round Up & Donate will be …

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Here Are The Many Ways Trump Scares The Crap Out Of Democrats

March 25, 2017

… and the judiciary is setting the stage for a much more authoritarian situation, and is very dangerous. Trump has castigated judges throughout his campaign when they disagreed with him, and denounced as a so-called judge, the jurist who knocked down his recent refugee travel ban. Hes long called reporters the most dishonest people, and recently ratcheted up his rhetoric. He made the astounding statement that the press was the enemy of the people, Schiff said. He was basically saying that any …

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Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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Lyft’s alliance with Didi and Grab was called off without you knowing

March 23, 2017

… is also over. SEE ALSO: Yep, Lyft gained users from #DeleteUber, and we now know how many Ola, in India, has been approached for comment. When announced, the original agreement was hailed as a way for the foursome to stymy some of Uber’s ravenous global growth, but that’s all done now. “The roaming service was the first test of ways to provide customers with rides when they travel abroad, from which we have gained invaluable knowledge of cross-border coordination,” a …

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Zurich layover guide: Make the most of your Swiss stopover

March 22, 2017

… fear of missing your connection — this being Switzerland, the trains run like clockwork. ZurichCARD, which can be bought at the service center at the airport or the railway station. The card, which costs 20 CHF ($21.60) for a 24-hour option, offers free travel on the city’s comprehensive public transport network of trains, trams, buses and boats, free admission to museums, and significant discounts on guided tours and other attractions. Given that the return train fare from …

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Tillerson plan to skip NATO, visit Russia puts allies on edge

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)The State Department scrambled Tuesday to suggest new dates for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers after his plan to skip the annual gathering — but travel to Russia — came to light. Tillerson’s decision to miss his first NATO meeting but visit Russia a week later plunged his department into damage control, frustrated allies and left analysts scratching their heads at an administration that once again is rubbing …

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15 of the world’s best bungee jumps

March 22, 2017

(CNN)Want to test your mettle or conquer a fear of heights? Join us as we highlight 15 of the world’s highest — and most impressive — jumping sites. 233 meters: Macau Tower, Macau, China 190 meters: Niouc Bridge, Val d’Anniviers, Switzerland What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear Switzerland? Swiss watches and Toblerone, right? Well Switzerland is also home to Europe’s highest bungee jump …

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Trump rails against court ruling blocking travel ban

March 16, 2017

Nashville (CNN)President Donald Trump on Wednesday decried a federal judge’s decision to block the travel ban he enacted via a revised executive order as a politically motivated decision that makes the US look “weak” and vowed to take his case to the Supreme Court if necessary. “The order he blocked was a watered-down version of the first order that was also blocked by another judge and should have never been blocked to start with,” Trump said during a rally in …

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Not even Girl Guides of Canada are comfortable traveling to the U.S. thanks to travel ban

March 15, 2017

While President Donald Trump recently made nice with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House, one Canadian group is having none of it. The Girl Guides of Canada (Canada’s equivalent of America’s Girl Scouts) have announced they’re putting a stop to travel to the U.S., including “trips that are over or under 72-hours and any travel that includes a connecting flight through an American airport.” In a statement, the Girl Guides say their primary …

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23 literary journeys with the world’s great writers

March 7, 2017

(CNN)Writers sometimes travel far from home to find inspiration, or even the freedom to express themselves. Others are so closely associated with a place that it’s hard to know whether the city left its mark on an author, or if it was the other way around. Here are 23 writers whose words helped define a particular place. Some places have returned the love with museums and monuments. Others simply allow readers to walk in a writer’s footsteps and experience sites of great …

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