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Jackson hopes to travel to the Super Bowl – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Steven Jackson, the Falcons’ newly signed running back, is a world-class traveler. When he’s through powering through NFL defenses for a season, you might find him in Chiang Mai riding an elephant or climbing the steps of Machu Picchu in South America. “That was just in Thailand,” Jackson said of his elephant ride. “I just […]

Travel Tips Video Tips from a Travel Specialist, England Edition – Condé Nast Traveler

What’s trending in travel to England? 2012 was a mammoth year for London—the Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee and then, the Olympics took place. London’s East End, where the Olympics were held, was once a slum but is now an up-and-coming area for visitors. We’re frequently asked to take visitors there to see it, because […]

Big Ten travel subsidy to Maryland is worth $20 million to $30 million – Baltimore Sun (blog)

Big Ten travel subsidy to Maryland is worth $20 million to $30 million – Baltimore Sun (blog)

Because their talks were private, we won’t know exactly the play-by-play – forgive the sports metaphor – that unfolded when the Big Ten and Maryland met last year.  Here’s one thing I did learn about the agreement to send Maryland into the Big Ten beginning next year: the school won a significant subsidy (in […]

Travel trailer catches fire due to electrical issue – KVOA Tucson News

Travel trailer catches fire due to electrical issue – KVOA Tucson News

TUCSON- A space heater plugged into an extension cord caused a travel trailer to catch fire Saturday morning. According to Tucson Fire Captain Barrett Baker, three calls came in just before 7:30 Saturday morning regarding a travel […]

Bedroom tax protests across the UK – The Guardian

Thousands of protesters have called on the government to axe a new “bedroom tax” that will cut benefits for people with a spare room. Organisers said some 12,000 to 13,000 activists turned out despite the cold weather in 52 cities across the country. Under the government’s welfare reforms, those deemed to have one spare bedroom […]

UK farmers face disaster as ‘perfect storm’ strikes – The Guardian

British agriculture is facing a wider crisis than the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak of 2001, with around 90% of farmers affected, according to the Prince’s Countryside Fund. The charity, established by the Prince of Wales in 2010, is co-ordinating welfare efforts for families in dire need. “This crisis is unique because it’s so broad,” said Tor […]

Budget 2013: If there’s one thing George Osborne should do … – The Guardian

Budget 2013: If there’s one thing George Osborne should do … – The Guardian

‘Help squeezed families; boost childcare support’ Vidhya Alakeson, deputy chief executive, Resolution Foundation Vidhya Alakeson. In his 2013 state of the union address, President Obama declared the middle class to be the “true engine of American economic growth”. His comments signalled a break with the economic thinking that has long dominated America – which justified […]

Iran wins silver in Asia youth boxing championships – Press TV

On Saturday, Omidi conceded a defeat against his Kazakh rival in the minus 81-kilogram weight class, and finished second in a bout at the gym in the coastal town of Subic. The 2013 ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships started on March 10, and wrapped up on March 17. The event brought together participants […]

Khademi bags gold for Iran in Asia cycling championships – Press TV

On Saturday, the 21-year-old Iranian prevailed over his fellow riders in the 142-kilometer pursuit, and finished with a record of three hours and four minutes and 18 seconds. Nurbolat Kulimbetov and Vladislav Gurbunov of Kazakhstan finished second and third, respectively. In the tough 10-lap race, the neck-to-neck competition among the riders in the leading […]

Are victims falling through America’s hate crime data gap? – CNN

Are victims falling through America’s hate crime data gap? – CNN

Washington (CNN) — Two hit-and-run deaths in rural Mississippi just a few miles apart highlight a disturbing problem about data collection on possible hate crimes. Last summer, 61-year-old African-American Sunday school teacher Johnny Lee Butts was hit and killed by an 18-year-old white driver. The teen told Panola County Sheriff deputies he thought he hit […]