Sen. Doug Jones announces $1.1 million in distance learning and telemedicine grants for Alabama

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones today announced more than $1.1 million in USDA grants to support distance learning and telemedicine in Alabama. The grants are part of the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program. The grants will expand access to job training, educational and health care opportunities for rural communities. “These grants can help provide a lifeline to health care for Alabama’s rural communities,” Jones said. “By using cutting-edge technology like telemedicine, we can better serve some of our most vulnerable Alabamians and expand access to quality health care, no…

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Cunard Announces Grammy Award Artist Gregory Porter to Headline 2016 Blue Note “Jazz at Sea” Transatlantic Crossing

On the heels of Queen Mary 2’s first-ever “Jazz at Sea” Transatlantic Crossing with Blue Note Records, Cunard has announced that Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, Gregory Porter, will be headlining the third Blue Note jazz-themed Transatlantic Crossing on October 25, 2016. Porter delighted fans with his powerhouse performances in the Royal Court Theatre during the first, October 29 Jazz at Sea Crossing. During the voyage, Porter spoke about Queen Mary 2’s intimate venues and about how the rhythm of water inspires his music. Described by The New York Times…

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Club Med Announces Transformation to Punta Cana Resort with New Adults-Only Zen Oasis Area

Club Med has unveiled the latest development to the Club Med Punta Cana resort with a new Zen Oasis area, which has “been designed with serenity in mind and is reserved for adult guests only”. Sophisticated and stylish, the Zen Oasis area is located within the resort focusing exclusively on adults and couples looking for rest, relaxation and wellbeing. Concealed along the northeast edge of the resort, this private hideaway is perfect for leisure guests, as well as corporate meeting and incentive groups looking for elegantly appointed accommodation. Couples can…

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Obama announces his intent to nominate John B. King Jr. to officially take the role of education secretary

Senior Advisor Delegated the Duties of Deputy Secretary of Education John King, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, attend an awards ceremony at Patterson Elementary School, to honor students for increasing their school attendance rate and to announce a national initiative to address and eliminate chronic absenteeism. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post) President Obama has nominated John B. King Jr. to officially lead the Department of Education, where he has served as acting secretary since the start of the year. Officials at the White House had said before the announcement…

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