The Hearst Corporation has launched the beta version of Manilla, a free personal account management system. George Kliavkoff has been named CEO of the service that allows consumers to securely link bank accounts, view statements, pay bills and manage subscriptions through one account. Kliavkoff began working with Hearst in 2009 as the EVP and deputy group head of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, according to paidContent. Manilla aims to rid its users of paper mail, hoping to eliminate the reported “48 billion account notices, statements, offers and bills to their customers every year.”
Dan Cohen AUTHOR The next budget request the Pentagon submits to Congress will have added significance as it will be the Trump administration’s first that will be fully shaped by the new National Defense Strategy, a senior official told Military Times. “’19 was certainly very much influenced by it, but this is going to now truly be all-encompassing. So we think the ’20 budget request is going to be incredibly important,” said Robert Hood, assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs. Hood’s comments come as the military departments face an approaching deadline for sending their draft FY 2020 budgets to DOD.Hood reiterated the department does not plan to ask for a significant boost in topline spending for FY 2020, following a historic jump in FY 2018. “If you look at ’18 and ’19 — two nice step-ups, in terms of funding. And the intent is there’s not going to be another big step up again,” he said. Navy photo by Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Aaron Lyons
Kolkata: Expressing his displeasure over a number of pending cases in legal forums particularly related to clearing of dues of teaching and non-teaching staff post-retirement, state Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday sought report within seven days from the district inspectors of schools.The minister chaired a review meeting with officials related to school education across the state and gave instructions that immediate steps should be taken to clear pending dues of retired teachers and non-teaching staff thereby, putting an end to litigations. It may be mentioned that most of the cases pending in legal forums are related to delay in payment of pension and gratuity of teachers. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA senior official of the school education department who was present in the meeting said the minister was also critical about the lack of vigil on the part of school inspectors in a number of districts in the state. He also pulled up some of the officials concerned for their negligence in keeping a track of the activities in schools. “Some of the District Inspectors claimed that they had visited 70 to 80 percent of schools in their respective districts but the minister furnished documents of the school education department that revealed that they had not covered more than 50 percent of them,” an official said. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”We want to have a clear idea of the student-teacher ratio and other infrastructural facilities of various schools in the state and for this, field visit is necessary. You cannot prepare a report sitting in your own office. I have made it clear that strong action will be taken against negligence in such work,” Chatterjee said. It may be mentioned that the department for the last few months has been pressing for rationalising the student-teacher ratio in the schools across the state. “There are more teachers in schools where there are less students and vice versa. This cannot go on,” an official pointed out. He also made it clear that no English medium schools can be opened without the nod of the Education department. It may be mentioned that a handful of schools in Alipurduar had started English medium without having the minimum of infrastructure which attracted the ire of the minister.
Learn & earn rewards with Hotel Xcaret Mexico’s new agent platforms Tags: Agent Incentives, Mexico, Xcaret RIVIERA MAYA — Hotel Xcaret Mexico, an all-inclusive luxury resort situated by the Riviera Maya jungle, has launched two new agent platforms for both learning and rewards.The Xpert Course is an e-learning platform where agents will receive the content and tools needed to properly sell the hotel and grow their sales. It places special emphasis on the property’s ‘All-Fun Inclusive’ concept that includes complimentary access to Experiencias Xcaret’s eight nature parks and tours. Other topics covered in the course include the hotel’s unique design, its ‘all-view’ adult- or family-oriented suites, and its 19 restaurants and bars.The course is free and includes nine lessons detailing the hotel’s accommodations, restaurants and bars, MICE facilities, Corporate Social Responsibility program, weddings offering and more. Upon completion, participants can print their own certificate. Those eligible can also receive credits from the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA).In addition to the new course, the hotel has also launched Xcaret Rewards, an incentives program that allows agents to earn cash and free stays at the property.More news: Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckStarting Nov. 1, the program will grant registered travel agents cash prices of US$50 for every 3-5 night bookings, and US$100 for stays of six nights or longer. Agents in Canada and the U.S. with an IATA or CLIA number are eligible to enroll, and stays may be booked directly, through GD or a tour operator.As for Experiencias Xcaret parks and tours reservations, the Xcaret Rewards team has created a three-tier system in which agents will be eligible to receive free nights for up to two guests, based on the amount of guests booked to visit any park and/or tour.To enroll in Xcaret Rewards, go to xcaretrewards.com. Share Alex Keerma Thursday, November 1, 2018 Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> About Latest Posts Alex Keerma Latest posts by Alex Keerma (see all) WestJet adds to network, nonstop flights between Austin and Calgary – May 3, 2019 Senior Travel Advisor – Peterborough Office – April 12, 2019 “I didn’t know she was married”: Kimpton’s social experiment inspires new themed rooms – March 6, 2019