Several San Diego parks to close for August due to excessive heat

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: July 30, 2018 KUSI Newsroom July 30, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Several San Diego County parks will close for the month of August, in a precautionary move taken annually due to expected extreme heat levels, the county Parks and Recreation department announced Monday.El Capitan Preserve near Lakeside, Mt. Gower Preserve near Ramona, Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center and Wilderness Gardens in Pala will close Wednesday.Additionally, Agua Caliente Regional Park and Vallecito County Park in the Anza-Boreggo Desert are closed all summer. They will reopen Labor Day weekend.Nearly 100 other county parks and preserves will remain open next month.To stay safe, officials recommend that recreationists let others know their plans before leaving, hike with others, leave dogs at home on hot days, bring plenty of water and wear lightweight, ventilated clothing. Several San Diego parks to close for August due to excessive heatlast_img read more

Mamata remembers Tapashi Mallick on her death anniversary

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday remembered Tapashi Mallick, who was raped and then burnt alive by goons allegedly close to CPI(M), during the movement to resist acquisition of farmland in Singur in 2006.On Tapashi’s death anniversary, Banerjee tweeted: “Today is Tapashi Mallick’s death anniversary. She was raped and burnt alive during the farmer movement in 2006. I pay respect to the martyrs who had been killed during the 34 years of Left rule.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe brutal killing of Mallick had accelerated the farmer movement in Singur, which was organised to oppose acquisition of farmland by the former state government to set up an automobile factory. Intellectuals including poets, scholars and writers got united to support the movement led by Mamata Banerjee and the Singur movement became the Waterloo of Left Front rule in Bengal. Later, the then Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee had confessed in an interview on a vernacular television channel that the decision to acquire farmland to set up the factory was wrong. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be mentioned that a tomb is coming up in Singur, where the names of all those who had laid down their lives during the farmer movement will be engraved. The incident in Singur has been included in the history syllabus in schools. During the Left Front rule, hundreds of youths had been killed. In Netai, Nanur and Nandigram, helpless villagers were brutally killed by the goons appointed by Left Front, who had unleashed a reign of terror throughout Bengal.last_img read more

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and His Top 5 Tips for Excellence

first_img Don’t just be a shepherd, following somebody else’s vision and ideas. New models, new forms, new thinking is what we need. You all have a chance to make an original contribution. You don’t need to become an aid worker or a teacher. You don’t need to be an engineer. Everyone can make their mark by creating new standards of brilliance and innovation. 3 min read Do not be afraid to fail. And do not be afraid to succeed. There’s an old Italian phrase I like, it’s used to describe especially daring circus performers — they do the salto mortale. It means they do a somersault on a tightrope, without a net. Graduates, do this. Be brave. Work without a net. I promise you, you will land on your feet. Find a way to say “Yes” to things. Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learning a new language, picking up a new sport. Even if it’s a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new and make a difference in your life — and likely in others’ lives as well. Yes lets you stand out in a crowd, to be the optimist, to stay positive, to be the one everyone comes to for help, for advice or just for fun. Yes is what keeps us all young. It’s a tiny word that can do big things. Say it often. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now June 8, 2012 Editor’s Note: As the 2012 graduation season winds down, we at thought it fitting to check in on the commencement addresses given by some of nation’s top entrepreneurs. Here’s the fourth installment in a week-long, five-part series on top tips from entrepreneurs’ commencement addresses. Click here for inspiring words from Oprah Winfrey , Mike Bloomberg , Salman Khan and Luma Mufleh.Ok, so Eric Schmidt isn’t an entrepreneur in the traditional sense. He didn’t start up his own tech company, for instance. He did however lead one of the biggest but still entrepreneurial companies around, Google. He is also the founding partner Innovation Endeavors, an early stage venture capital firm in Palo Alto, Calif.At his speech to Boston University grads on May 20, he spoke of the power of technology and the still very present need for human ingenuity. “Technology doesn’t work on its own. It’s just a tool,” Schmidt said in his commencement address. “You are the ones who harness its power. And that requires innovation and entrepreneurship.”Here are Schmidt’s five tips for young entrepreneurs: Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Ignore the naysayers in others and yourself. For those who say you’re thinking too big, be smart enough not to listen. For those who say the odds are too small, be dumb enough to give it a shot. And for those who ask, how can you do that? Look them in the eyes and say, I’ll figure it out. For the unedited version of Schmidt’s commencement address, watch below. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free You can’t let technology rule you. Take at least one hour a day and turn your technology off. Go dark. Shut it down. Learn where the OFF button is. Have a conversation — a real conversation — with the friends who make you think, with the family who makes you laugh. Life is not lived in the glow of a monitor. Life is not a series of status updates. Life is not about your friend count — it’s about the friends you can count on.last_img read more

Learn earn rewards with Hotel Xcaret Mexicos new agent platforms

first_imgLearn & 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 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, 2019last_img read more