8 Things to Know About Group Travel Before You Go

loved summer camp when I was growing up. I left home and attended a week-long sports camp every summer for several years; each year, I’d arrive at camp knowing just the one friend I came with, spend nearly every waking moment of the week with a group of 12 or so girls, and leave with new friends who I felt like I’d known for years. I aged out of being able to have that very unique summer experience; but after I graduated college, I spent some time living abroad and discovered a…

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Indeed expansion signals rise of technology jobs in southwestern Connecticut

Southwestern Connecticut’s economy is programmed to grow its technology sector for years to come, according to industry experts. Job-search giant Indeed’s recent announcement that it would increase its Stamford contingent by some 500 people in the coming years represents a milestone for the local economy. Many see the company’s expansion as proof the area is developing into a top destination for technology talent and that Indeed’s plans speak not only to its own success but the potential for other firms in the field. “Any time a large tech company is…

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Refunds as Pokemon fest beset by glitches

As many as 20,000 attendees at a Pokemon Go festival in Chicago are being offered refunds after technical glitches meant fans were mostly unable to catch anything – let alone “them all”. Disappointed fans will also be offered $100 in the form of the app’s in-game currency, Pokecoins. The event on Saturday had been touted as a chance for fans to come together and catch some of the rarest monsters on the hugely successful app. But fans booed and chanted “fix our game!” and “we can’t play!” as executives from…

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In D.C. rally, hundreds protest Trump’s planned cuts to education

Led by Steve Ciprani, center left, and Pavithra Nagarajan, right, hundreds of activists march toward the Education Department building in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. (Bill O’Leary / The Washington Post) Nolan, his 10-year-old son, had bragged to his friends when his mom attended the Women’s March after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, and then he had asked his dad when he could go to a march, too. So the family of four drove down Friday night to join those seeking to be heard at the “March for Public Education,” a rally and…

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8 Things to Know About Group Travel Before You Go

I loved summer camp when I was growing up. I left home and attended a week-long sports camp every summer for several years; each year, I’d arrive at camp knowing just the one friend I came with, spend nearly every waking moment of the week with a group of 12 or so girls, and leave with new friends who I felt like I’d known for years. I aged out of being able to have that very unique summer experience; but after I graduated college, I spent some time living abroadand discovered…

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PNNL lending a hand — and technology — to first responders

  PNNL’s Melanie Godinez and her colleagues partner with first responders to support a regional capability to deter the potential for illicit movement of radioactive materials within, and potentially through, the Puget Sound maritime environment with the intent to do harm. PNNL not only manages the purchase, inventory and distribution of the radiation detection equipment for law enforcement and fire agencies in the Seattle area, it also coordinates training and dock-side drills, like the one shown here. When disaster strikes, first responders rush in to provide assistance. In addition to…

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