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After the past 15 months, who doesn’t want to pack their bags, get on a plane and discover an exciting new country? Yet how do you do this without leaving a hole in your wallet?

It’s about choosing the right county with the right budget. This list contains some of the more affordable places to travel, and some closer than expected.

Peru

Named from the Quechua word for land of plenty, Peru is simply abundant with beautiful places to see and a rich history to absorb. Located in western South America, Peru is known for its diverse climate thanks to the magnificent mountain range of the Andes Cordillera and the winds of the Pacific Ocean.

Most notable for Machu Picchu, this will likely be one of the more expensive activities, but a must see. Besides Machu Picchu, Peru has so many incredible activities to offer like hiking the Inca Trail, visiting Lake Titicaca, discovering ancient civilizations, private conservation of Chapparri (animal reserve), historic towns from colonial times, tons of different canyons to see or hike, national parks filled with unique wildlife and landscapes, waterfalls and the extraordinary Lima dining experience.

Lima is very affordable with hotels and places to stay, as well as food. For how much money you spend, it’s totally worth it. Nomadic Matt, has his breakdown of an affordable trip to Peru. On this list, Peru ranks first among the most affordable countries to visit.






Cartagena, Colombia

If you want to step back in time to colonial Colombia, Cartagena is a colorful walled city located on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. It is a tourist hotspot whose fortress walls have protected it from pirates and storms, and now protects its rich history and vibrant culture.

Cartagena has a vibrant nightlife as its streets are filled with restaurants, bars and twinkling lights. During your stay, it’s important to learn about its architecture and see some of its most historic buildings, such as the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. It is a 17th century castle that overlooks the water and has not been completed for 150 years. El Centro Histórico de Cartagena is its colonial city center which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There are 5 islands around Cartagena with some of the best beaches in the world that you must see during your stay. You can visit museums of the local art scene and historic Indigenous artifacts, and open markets and shops for handicrafts of local products. A more detailed guide to Cartagena can be found in an article by Just a Pack.






Greece

Greece

With its white buildings with blue roofs, incredible ancient history and insane cuisine, Greece is a dream travel destination. A trip to Greece is much more affordable than expected, and especially now.

Right on the mainland, it is filled with ancient historic temples and buildings dating back to ancient Greece. When you visit these sites, you will feel like you have been transported. In the Greek Islands, you will be greeted with a quiet day and a vibrant nightlife of amazing music and food. Not to mention that you will have endless options for taking breathtaking photos. It is also essential to bathe in this clear and sparkling water. Taking a catamaran or boat to visit rock formations, snorkel, and even enjoy the sunset is ideal for your trip. Rick Steve, gives a detailed description of an affordable trip to Greece.

23 affordable countries to visit

  1. Peru

“Lima was probably the most affordable city I’ve been to. The food was amazing and incredibly inexpensive: things that normally cost $ 40 were around $ 25. Plus the people are great. All in all an amazing country with a rich history and culture – I give perfect five! -casualglow25

  1. South Africa

“I spent two whole months in South Africa for $ 1,300. By staying in hostels, Couchsurfing, using public transportation, and even hitchhiking (ahem!), I was able to do this very cheaply. This budget also included loads of amazing meals, skydiving, bungee jumping, cage diving with sharks, paragliding, canyoning and much more ”, -Elle Burne, Facebook

  1. China

“Plane tickets are the bulk of the cost – it’s a lot cheaper if you live on the west coast – and once there, things are really affordable. Public transport often costs only a few cents. Dinner at a local restaurant might cost a dollar or two. Once you get out of the tourist areas (Beijing Shanghai), the prices drop even more. Last year I got a plane ticket and a four star hotel for eight nights for $ 900 per person (two people). Once there, we didn’t spend much. -jessicag43418f530






Vietnam

4. Vietnam

“It’s not cheap to get there from the US, but once you are there. It’s good! We spent nine nights in Vietnam and spent around $ 300- $ 400, not including accommodation and our international flight. Our total trip only cost a little over $ 2000 (we were two people sharing a hotel room and were flying from the east coast – so it would have been cheaper if we had flown from the west . “-JoDa

  1. Greece

“The people there were so happy to have tourists and they wanted to share their beautiful country and its history with those of us who don’t know it. Best of all, I have so much extra money at the end of the trip that I was able to upgrade my return ticket to first class. -Emily Anderson, Facebook

  1. Jamaica

“I stayed at a pool house on Airbnb for $ 25 a night which is my preference over a resort anyway. I ate at local restaurants and went to hole-in-the-wall bars, and spent about $ 30 to $ 40 a day. Going to the Caribbean can be very cheap – you just have to do your research. – Taharram

  1. Cartagena, Colombia

“I actually lived there, but I just went back. Round-trip airfare from the northeast was $ 250. You can easily get a hostel for $ 7-15, although we stayed in an amazing hotel for $ 70 a night. The food, drinks and entertainment are absolutely reasonable – this is an absolutely amazing place to visit! ” -Madelina Turner, Facebook

  1. Bali

“A friend and I traveled to Bali for seven days and only spent about $ 500 each, not including our plane ticket. We didn’t book anything in advance (you can negotiate with people even for hotel room charges), and the food was super cheap. -Kelsey Fausko, Facebook






Nicaragua

  1. Nicaragua

“Nicaragua is both the cheapest country I’ve been to and my all-time favorite. I stayed here for a few nights while living in Costa Rica and had an amazing time. I stayed in a hostel for $ 5 a night (!) And didn’t need to spend more than $ 10 a day on food. There are so many options for inexpensive activities – boarding the ftw volcano – as well as stunning museums, cathedrals and generally amazing people. ” -Michaellee

  1. Caribbean cruise

“Cruises are not bad, and they can be done on a budget. You can easily book a six-day all-inclusive trip for less than $ 500 per person. And if you travel frequently with a specific cruise line, you will accumulate rewards and earn onboard credit and so on. If you are booking harbor excursions, do not do so through the cruise line. Save some money and book with tourist agencies (eg Chukka Tours if you are visiting Bahamas etc.) ”-graces4c8a8fc89

  1. Europe by train

“Traveling by train is cheap and easy going! Plus, you can meet peers and exchange travel tips and recommendations. If you are under 25, you get a big discount. For example, with a global pass of $ 350, you can visit any of Eurail’s 28 countries within a month for a total of five times. -Moni Gomez

  1. Czech Republic

“You can stay in a hostel for less than 10 euros a night outside the capital. It has beautiful architecture, cool people, an interesting history, and a major bonus: beer IS cheaper than water. Czech ;).” Marilou D. LeBel, Facebook

  1. Guatemala

“Hostels are nice and cheap, as are tours or travel. It is a unique vacation. – truleemadlee






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  1. Bosnia herzegovina

“It’s beautiful and incredibly affordable, and it’s only a bus ride from the Adriatic coast, which is just beautiful. The average meal with a drink equals the price of coffee at a Starbucks. I urge anyone on a budget to experience the beauty of Sarajevo and the rest of Bosnia and Herzegovina. -sannyj

  1. Thailand

“I took a very affordable 10 day vacation to Thailand last year. We went there just before the high season started, did a bit of couchsurfing and stayed in lesser known islands. We shopped in Bangkok’s open air markets and barely spent $ 100 on a ton of stuff, kayaked and snorkeled all day for around $ 7, stayed in a cabana beach for $ 5 and ate amazing food for under $ 5. ” -Nistha Shrestha, Facebook

  1. Romania

“Once there, your US dollars will go incredibly far. I hopped on a train and toured the Transylvanian region including a three day horseback riding tour to the farm just outside Signisoara (an incredibly beautiful historic Transylvanian town). This tour was only 70 euros per day and included a room, meals and eight hours of driving per day! -Kate Masters, Facebook

  1. Krakow, Poland

“We went to Krakow and lived like royalty for about three to four days. Everything is economical, about a third of the price you’d expect to pay in America, which means if something typically costs $ 15, it costs around $ 5. -Leann Boatwright, Facebook

  1. The Azores, Portugal

“It’s actually quite affordable to go there. You can visit several islands and try the delicious food, and most of the goodies were quite cheap. Plus, a lot is free – you can see the beautiful scenery, hike around a caldera, and swim in the hot springs. “-Jessr42822695d6

  1. Nepal

“I went to Nepal for two months, and the total cost, minus my flight, was around $ 1,500. This included food, my hostel, and a five day hike through the Himalayas. My advice: don’t be afraid to haggle with traders everywhere you go for good deals! -hannahz123567






Ghana, West Africa

  1. Ghana, West Africa

“I stayed in the beautiful secluded ecolodge at Cape Three Points for $ 50 total. It’s amazing there: there are pristine beaches, mountains, national forests, game drives and reggae shows on weekends at Big Milly’s Back Yard or La Badi Beach. And you can even order cool drinks – pineapple, coconut – and have them brought to your seat facing the waves. There’s so much more too: barefoot paragliding in the mountains, surf lessons… ”-rileyq

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What you need to know about Canada’s “appropriate quarantine plan” requirement https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-canadas-appropriate-quarantine-plan-requirement/ https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-canadas-appropriate-quarantine-plan-requirement/#respond Thu, 22 Jul 2021 09:42:54 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/what-you-need-to-know-about-canadas-appropriate-quarantine-plan-requirement/ Now that border restrictions will ease in Canada for fully vaccinated tourists, you may be planning to travel there. Before you leave, the Canadian government wants you to make sure you have a proper quarantine plan in place, even though mandatory hotel quarantine is about to be lifted for visitors who are vaccinated. When traveling […]]]>

Now that border restrictions will ease in Canada for fully vaccinated tourists, you may be planning to travel there. Before you leave, the Canadian government wants you to make sure you have a proper quarantine plan in place, even though mandatory hotel quarantine is about to be lifted for visitors who are vaccinated.

When traveling to Canada, not only must you be fully vaccinated and show a negative result of an approved COVID-19 test before boarding your flight, you must also have an appropriate quarantine plan in place. This extra item on your pre-travel checklist is kind of a back-up plan in case you contract COVID-19 while in Canada.

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According to the Canadian government, for your quarantine plan to be considered appropriate, it must meet the following criteria: “It must be a place where you can stay 14 days or more, and have access to the necessities of life, including food, water, medicine and heat without leaving your quarantine location. “

While you do not need to show proof of a border quarantine plan, you will be asked questions to determine if the plan you have in place is appropriate. So think about what you will need before you travel.

Your quarantine location doesn’t have to be a hotel or guesthouse. If you are staying with your family and friends and there is a room available where you can isolate yourself for 14 days, this might work. Or, if you intend to stay in paid accommodation while traveling, it may be a good idea to save extra money in your budget to cover quarantine expenses if you need to stay in Canada for an additional 14 days if you develop COVID-19 Symptoms or receive a positive COVID-19 test while traveling.

“A proper quarantine plan helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our country, our communities and our families,” officials said.

Canada will open its borders to fully vaccinated visitors from the United States on August 9. They will need to show proof of their vaccination status, with their last dose taken at least two weeks before their arrival in Canada, as well as a negative COVID-19. test result. Visitors should scan a photo of their vaccine and testing documentation or manually enter details into the ArriveCAN app before traveling to Canada. Those who do not have a smartphone can enter the information on the ArriveCAN website.

Once the information has been uploaded, the traveler will receive a QR code which must be presented at the Canadian border. If you are using the website, it is a good idea to print out the information or take a screenshot of it for display at the border.

If all goes well and the number of coronavirus cases remains low, Canada intends to open its borders to fully vaccinated visitors from the rest of the world on September 7.

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Jim Gray of Rochester is working for a better New Hampshire https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/jim-gray-of-rochester-is-working-for-a-better-new-hampshire/ https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/jim-gray-of-rochester-is-working-for-a-better-new-hampshire/#respond Wed, 30 Jun 2021 17:30:57 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/jim-gray-of-rochester-is-working-for-a-better-new-hampshire/ Senator Jim Gray is doing his homework and getting results. Over the past six months, Jim has been one of the most tireless and effective lawmakers in the State House, and we couldn’t have crafted a conservative and financially responsible budget for New Hampshire without him. This final budget that we delivered keeps the promises […]]]>

Senator Jim Gray is doing his homework and getting results. Over the past six months, Jim has been one of the most tireless and effective lawmakers in the State House, and we couldn’t have crafted a conservative and financially responsible budget for New Hampshire without him. This final budget that we delivered keeps the promises we made to manage our state’s finances, stimulate our economy, and meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations in Granite State.

Senator Gray has always been a champion for the taxpayers of Granite State. Thanks to his efforts over the past few years, New Hampshire’s economy is among the strongest in the country. In fact, our state’s unemployment rate is now lower than when the COVID-19 pandemic started. This budget cuts taxes for New Hampshire employers, reduces corporate income tax and business tax, and increases the BET filing threshold to $ 250,000. This will bring immediate relief to small businesses in New Hampshire and help create more high paying jobs for our friends and neighbors.

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Three diplomatic ways to set boundaries with clients https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/three-diplomatic-ways-to-set-boundaries-with-clients/ https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/three-diplomatic-ways-to-set-boundaries-with-clients/#respond Mon, 28 Jun 2021 00:35:35 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/three-diplomatic-ways-to-set-boundaries-with-clients/ How do we maintain boundaries and say “no” when the job involves customer service? I propose three … [+] tactics that can help people get work done while maintaining and protecting boundaries at work. getty Setting limits is a popular topic these days, and for good reason. So many people feel overloaded or caught up […]]]>

Setting limits is a popular topic these days, and for good reason. So many people feel overloaded or caught up in a cycle of burnout, so the desire to dismiss a quick “no” to protect the limits of time and attention makes sense. But how do you say “no” successfully in a professional environment if your business says yes to customer service?

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A reader contacted me recently. Let’s call it Amber. Amber runs a rapidly growing communications agency of around 20 people and the work tends to be under high pressure. Taking care of yourself and avoiding burnout are important values ​​for the staff and for the culture of Amber’s agency. The tricky part is keeping the balance with the tempo of the work.

About a third of Amber’s staff have been with the agency for less than a year. As the organization continues to grow, Amber wants to be smart about sustainable staff retention. “We’re not in danger of quitting en masse, but one of my managers let me know that some of the staff have spoken out about how exhausted they are. They asked for help setting boundaries with customers, ”Amber said. So I sent her three customer management tactics that I use to push back when customers try to ignore boundaries.

1. Be clear about the communication standards and reinforce them. Limits are reinforced by behavior. It is important to maintain consistency in the way staff engage and communicate. We have dozens of ways to connect, with technology that enables impulse reactions and responses. This is the challenge and a big part of the reason why borders are eroding.

One way to protect staff boundaries is to set clear expectations for key communication channels and standard working hours. Also establish a definition of emergencies and how that translates into communication during non-standard working hours. Defining these protocols should be part of your customer’s onboarding process. If not, consider setting them as soon as possible.

For example, Slack or a similar collaboration platform can be used in a workflow to share versions of a document or design. Email can be used for updates and everything. Regardless of the communication channel, make sure that a platform or channel is designated as “primary”. This is where non-urgent communications are sent, processed and tracked.

They set the protocol for an emergency. It may appear to be flagged and alerted in a notification. This can be a text message, if it is customary to share cell phone numbers. If the job involves an emergency or an immediate response, it is essential that expectations and protocols are clear so that messages are not missed.

The tricky part of this is sticking to the process. The line blurs when people stop following protocol. So maybe a customer is worried about a potential problem, but there is no break-up situation. So they text on a Saturday, or they text after normal business hours. Or a staff member has made a breakthrough on part of the project and is texting the client outside of standard working hours. The two behaviors only weakened the limits of each.

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Mistakes will happen or an emergency could arise, but again, limits are reinforced by behaviors. So, assuming a standard work situation, stick to the agreed protocol. If the client sends a non-urgent communication that is out of range, respectfully respond within project standards, on the preferred channel. For example, if a customer sends a text message on the weekend, respond by email the next business day, not immediately by text.

2. Offer compromises instead of an outright “no”. Customer services are profitable thanks to billable hours. Giving an emphatic “no” to a customer’s request could risk damaging customer relationships. So think about actively listening to the customer’s request, and then come up with a set of compromises or options. Then ask the customer to choose an option. This reinforces the limits of the project while keeping the client in the decision-making seat.

In practice, it might look like the following. A customer engagement involves running two social media platforms with a set number of hours per month. The client decides they want to add two more platforms to the project. The staff member should calculate the overtime it would take to manage the new platforms. Then the staff member could present the client with options that stay within the budget of the work plan. New platforms may take too long or stray from the original project goals. The employee must guide the client towards a strategic use of the fixed time of this project.

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A simple script to use is: “I understand you want to add [the new items] to the project, in addition to our current plan. The project budget is set for [fixed number of hours.] What should we prioritize? ” This script will either prevent new deliverables from being incorporated into the project, or it could open discussions for additional budget. But it is anchored in the initial scope of the budget.

3. Use your manager as a shield. Your supervisor should be a staff advocate and is the best negotiator against border blurring and scope drift. In fact, the previous two tactics should be led and applied by managers. Managers are likely to lead the onboarding of new customers, including guiding conversations about communication standards and protocols. They should also support staff in using tradeoffs in response to a client asking for things outside of the project plan.

The best partner in maintaining boundaries is a manager who supports you. This involves working together to maintain strong communication and transparency between manager and staff. For people just starting out in their careers, it can be difficult to ask for help as it can make them feel like they can’t handle a situation. But encouraging staff to feel comfortable bringing a manager into situations of friction can be good for the project and great for staff cohesion. The most powerful phrase to protect boundaries might be to encourage staff to say “let me handle this by my boss” so that the manager can issue a protective “no”.

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How IT teams can help telecommuters: 5 tips https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/how-it-teams-can-help-telecommuters-5-tips/ https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/how-it-teams-can-help-telecommuters-5-tips/#respond Fri, 25 Jun 2021 19:37:00 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/how-it-teams-can-help-telecommuters-5-tips/ To enable cloud collaboration and remote working, corporate IT teams can help employees improve home network setup. Image: Andy Wolber / TechRepublic Many IT managers need to dramatically increase the type of support provided to employees who work from home. Too often, organizations hire people, hand them a laptop, accounts, and password information, and then […]]]>

To enable cloud collaboration and remote working, corporate IT teams can help employees improve home network setup.

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Many IT managers need to dramatically increase the type of support provided to employees who work from home. Too often, organizations hire people, hand them a laptop, accounts, and password information, and then complete the onboarding process. When people work in an organization-controlled office, that’s fine, since the IT team oversees the on-site network, but IT managers don’t have to assume that every employee’s home network is adequate.

If you’ve used Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, or Zoom a lot during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can probably identify at least a few colleagues whose home network setup is, out of charity, less than optimal.

Organizations that take remote work support and work scenarios where you live seriously should provide people with home networking advice and support, as detailed below. This relatively minor investment of time and expertise on the part of the IT team can help minimize network issues when many people are working from home.

SEE: COVID-19 Workplace Policy (TechRepublic Premium)

1. Help employees select an ISP and plan

With less than an hour of work, a knowledgeable IT professional can often identify reasonable vendors and plans for most sites. Expect to spend a few minutes gathering basic information (e.g. number of people in the house, general expected needs), about half an hour sorting out vendors and plans, and then a few more minutes passing on. these alternatives to the employee.

Different providers and plans may be the best in different places. In some urban areas of the United States, a symmetrical 300 Mbps connection makes sense in an apartment building wired for AT&T Fiber, while in other places an upstream plan of 1000 Mbps downstream / 35 Mbps upstream might be a good option for Comcast / Xfinity Internet. Support from your team can help steer people away from plans that lack sufficient upstream speeds (eg, inexpensive wired connections) or older connection methods (eg, DSL). For estimation purposes, allow around $ 100 per month for an internet connection.

2. Suggest equipment improvements

In addition to the service itself, key equipment usually includes a modem and Wi-Fi equipment. Again, this is where the knowledge of your IT team can come in handy: rather than taking the standard equipment provided by a cable company, for example, your team can guide people to upgrades to help reduce latency, improve throughput, or increase Wi-Fi coverage. For example, an upgrade from a standard modem to a device high performance (for example, to an Arris SURFboard SB8200 or Motorola MB8600) or a low cost Wi-Fi router to a mesh configuration (for example, to eero 6, eero Pro 6 or NetGear Orbi AX6000).

Your team can make sure that any equipment you suggest works well with any other equipment you supply (e.g. laptop, tablet, or phone) and supports modern network standards (e.g. Wi-Fi 6 and mesh). For cost estimation purposes, a high performance cable modem costs around $ 200, while Wi-Fi routers and mesh networking equipment can cost around $ 200 (for a basic mesh router and / or device) and extend up to around $ 700 for a higher device Configuration of three 6 mesh Wi-Fi devices.

3. Provide remote assistance to optimize the performance of the home network

While many people may prefer to manage their own home network setup, some may benefit from support and assistance. Again, your IT team likely has the skills to remotely help people with tasks like upgrading firmware on network equipment or adjusting DNS settings to improve reliability or responsiveness. This type of remote assistance from your team can be particularly beneficial, as it is not the kind of task typically handled by ISP support staff, but can make a significant difference in the performance of a home network. . Again, for cost estimation purposes, allow about an hour for this remote assistance task for an employee.

4. Consider covering the costs

Consider a stipend to cover work-related home networking costs. Some companies provide people with a prepaid card to use for purchases, while others issue direct payment to employees. Check with your finance and human resources team to make sure you understand any potential tax implications for the organization and employees and clearly communicate this information.

5. Identify alternative connection options

Your IT team may also be ready to direct people to alternatives to a conventional home broadband connection. Other options could include a dedicated 5G or LTE modem, a phone with an access point option, some sort of fixed wireless service, or even a satellite connection. You may also want to consider upgrading to laptops and / or tablets with built-in 5G / LTE support.

Additionally, in some cases, you may want to create a list of places that can be an alternative to working from home, such as short-term rental workplaces or even an office that your employees can use in locations. offices of a partner company. If you are concerned about safety, provide these options to prevent people from working in cafes or other public places.

How does your IT department support work-from-home connections?

How does the organization you work for help employees provide reliable and fast internet connection for people who work from home? If you work in corporate IT, how have your policies and practices changed to meet people’s remote working needs? Let me know which (if any) of the above steps your organization has implemented, either with a comment below or on Twitter (@awolber).

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The old train station in Cary is slated to be demolished later this summer https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/the-old-train-station-in-cary-is-slated-to-be-demolished-later-this-summer/ https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/the-old-train-station-in-cary-is-slated-to-be-demolished-later-this-summer/#respond Fri, 25 Jun 2021 13:35:23 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/the-old-train-station-in-cary-is-slated-to-be-demolished-later-this-summer/ Cary’s old Metra commuter train station, which was replaced with a new building in 2019, is slated to be demolished later this summer. Cary Village Council approved a resolution this month awarding the Cary Metra deposit demolition offer to Bellwood-based Milburn LLC for $ 62,985. This resolution includes a 10% contingency for any unforeseen change […]]]>

Cary’s old Metra commuter train station, which was replaced with a new building in 2019, is slated to be demolished later this summer.

Cary Village Council approved a resolution this month awarding the Cary Metra deposit demolition offer to Bellwood-based Milburn LLC for $ 62,985. This resolution includes a 10% contingency for any unforeseen change in the scope of the project, which gives it a maximum budget of $ 69,283.

Five bids were received by the village, Milburn being the lowest. The Trustees unanimously approved the offer as part of its consent agenda.

Village administrator Jake Rife told the meeting that the demolition of the old station is part of Cary’s recently approved plan for its town center, as the village plans to add more place space in the area.

The demolition of the old suburban train station was included in the approved 2021-22 fiscal budget, according to village staff. The demolition of the building is one of the first steps towards the rehabilitation of the depot square, according to a note attached to the agenda of the village board meeting.

Cary’s new suburban train station opened in 2019 and cost around $ 3.3 million to build. About $ 2 million in federal capital, raised by Metra, was allocated to the project, with Metra paying for the new platforms while the village of Cary paying for the relocation of utilities and fiber optic lines.

The station consisted of the new 1,400 square foot station building, as well as a 300 square foot heated shelter on the arrival and boarding platforms of the station.

The building being demolished was constructed in 1942, the Northwest Herald reported.

Demolition of the train depot is expected to begin in late summer, village staff said, after approval from the Union Pacific Railroad and its new maintenance garage.

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With pent-up travel demand, new destinations available, vacationers heading to Lake Tahoe and the upcoming July 4 vacation, Reno-Tahoe International Airport officials say they expect to see a number ” unprecedented “number of passengers this weekend.

Car parks will be at full capacity and passengers will experience longer queues at the ticket office and security checkpoint, as the airport will potentially see more than 15,000 passengers arriving and departing on peak days, Thursday through Monday, according to a press release from the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority. .

While overflow courts with an additional 400 spaces will be available when the garage and surface lot fill up, Reno-Tahoe International may run out of space as of late this Thursday, June 24. The airport recommends that travelers use another means. transportation such as Uber, Lyft, taxi, public transportation or take a ride with a friend or relative.

“If driving to Reno-Tahoe International is the only option, parking staff will work during peak hours to direct traffic and hand out cards if the garage and parking lot fill up. must first park in the garage or surface lot, but if it is full, the overflow signs will be clearly marked when guests enter the airport, ”the press release said.

Other recommendations include:
– Arrive at least two hours before the originally scheduled departure time

– Speed ​​up the security screening process by emptying pockets, removing shoes, electronics, jackets, food and liquids (not to exceed 3 oz.)

– Download boarding passes at home and keep cellphones charged for airline alerts

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FL will require students and faculty to declare their political views https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/fl-will-require-students-and-faculty-to-declare-their-political-views/ https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/fl-will-require-students-and-faculty-to-declare-their-political-views/#respond Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:43:06 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/fl-will-require-students-and-faculty-to-declare-their-political-views/ A new Law supported by Florida Republicans will require each of the state’s public universities to investigate the political beliefs of students, faculty and staff. Supporters called the bill an effective way to promote “intellectual diversity” and to combat liberal “indoctrination” of students. Scary. DeSantis signs bill requiring Florida students and faculty to register their […]]]>

A new Law supported by Florida Republicans will require each of the state’s public universities to investigate the political beliefs of students, faculty and staff.

Supporters called the bill an effective way to promote “intellectual diversity” and to combat liberal “indoctrination” of students.


The law, which was signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, will come into effect on July 1, just in time for the next school year.

the Tampa bay times reported that it is not yet clear exactly what the state will do with the results of each university and college survey, GOP Senator Ray Rodrigues, the sponsor of the bill, admitted that budget cuts might be appropriate if the school appears to be “indoctrinating”.

Governor DeSantis proudly praised the effectiveness of the bill.

“It used to be that a college campus was a place where you were exposed to a lot of different ideas.”

“Unfortunately, now the norm is that these are more intellectually repressive environments. You have orthodoxies that are promoted and other views are avoided or even suppressed.”

When DeSantis was pressed to give an example to substantiate his claim, he did not.


Instead, he was broad and vague, saying he “knows a lot of parents” who fear their children will be “brainwashed” into “orthodoxies.”

Faculty members, on the other hand, have argued that the law attacks their freedom of speech.

The bill’s lack of clarity on several issues likely contributed to this anxiety. There is no confirmation that the survey results will remain anonymous and there is no mention of who may use the data or how the data will be used.

But clues have been given in GOP statements about the new law.



The bill, however, specifies that students will be allowed to record their professors and lectures without consent. These recordings could then be used in a civil or criminal case against the school.


Many people, especially Florida residents, were outraged to learn that the bill had become law.





Many have cited the GOP legislation as yet another Republican solution in search of a problem that does not exist.




For all of DeSantis’ harsh criticisms of the lack of diversity of thought and indoctrination, it should be noted that just two weeks ago, the Florida State Board of Education banned teaching of critical race theory.

DeSantis requested this measure.

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Meaning. Chuck Morse and Jeb Bradley: Republicans crafted a conservative and responsible budget | Op-eds https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/meaning-chuck-morse-and-jeb-bradley-republicans-crafted-a-conservative-and-responsible-budget-op-eds/ https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/meaning-chuck-morse-and-jeb-bradley-republicans-crafted-a-conservative-and-responsible-budget-op-eds/#respond Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:00:00 +0000 https://worldsocialist-cwi.org/meaning-chuck-morse-and-jeb-bradley-republicans-crafted-a-conservative-and-responsible-budget-op-eds/ EARLY the year, Republicans in the state Senate pledged a conservative and fiscally responsible budget for New Hampshire. This week we delivered. The final budget package approved by House and Senate negotiators delivers on the promises we made to manage our state’s finances, boost our economy, and meet the needs of the Granite State’s most […]]]>

EARLY the year, Republicans in the state Senate pledged a conservative and fiscally responsible budget for New Hampshire. This week we delivered. The final budget package approved by House and Senate negotiators delivers on the promises we made to manage our state’s finances, boost our economy, and meet the needs of the Granite State’s most vulnerable populations.

Due to tax reforms the Republicans championed in recent years, New Hampshire’s economy is among the strongest in the country. In fact, our state’s unemployment rate is now lower than when the COVID-19 pandemic started. This budget cuts taxes for New Hampshire employers, reduces corporate income tax and business tax, and increases the BET filing threshold to $ 250,000. This will bring immediate relief to small businesses in New Hampshire and help create more high paying jobs for our friends and neighbors.

We are also phasing out the tax on interest and dividends on savings and retirement income, helping our seniors. We are protecting Main Street businesses that received a loan forgiveness under the Paycheque Protection Program from an unexpected tax bill and are reducing the tax on meals and rooms for the first time in decades to give a boost to our travel and tourism industry.

This budget relieves property taxpayers at all levels. We are returning $ 100 million in statewide property tax. We are also sharing $ 188 million in tax revenue on meals and rooms with cities and towns, an increase of $ 50.5 million from the last budget, and for the first time, we are protecting this revenue sharing with a dedicated fund. We are also increasing funding for county nursing homes by $ 29.1 million, which relieves the county portion of your property tax bill.

We promised to address funding for education, and we kept our promises. The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for our schools. Because enrollment was down last fall, our school funding formulas would have provided less funding for districts next year. We promised that would not happen, and we kept. We set the funding formulas and secured $ 67 million in state aid for our local schools.

This budget also provides $ 30 million in construction assistance for new school construction projects and $ 35 million as part of the emergency fundraising plan for school districts with the most pressing budget needs. Overall, this budget increases education funding by $ 102 million over the current law for a total of $ 2.2 billion.

We’re also providing over $ 15 million in state aid to communities to keep our water clean and adding $ 25 million to the Affordable Housing Fund.

While ensuring to help taxpayers, small businesses and our communities, we have also increased the Rainy Day Fund to over $ 158 million for economic protection in future emergencies like the one we face in the COVID-19 pandemic.

This budget expands the choice of schools, creating educational freedom accounts for low-income New Hampshire families who need more choice in their children’s education. School choice not only helps the students who benefit from it, but it also creates a spark of innovation throughout our education system.

We are strengthening our state’s anti-discrimination laws to ensure that no one is seen as inferior, superior, or oppressive because of their inherent characteristics. Using the framework of our existing anti-discrimination laws, we have given parents and public employees a legal remedy if they are faced with such discriminatory concepts in their public schools or workplaces.

We promised to protect our most vulnerable, and we kept. This budget increases support for programs to fight against mental health and substance abuse, in particular the funding of a new forensic psychiatric hospital, additional transition beds to deal with the crisis of boarding schools in wards. emergency and full funding of the waiting list for people with intellectual disabilities. We have also set aside $ 3 million to help seniors and veterans recover from the social isolation caused by the pandemic.

This budget protects unborn children by prohibiting late abortions in the 7th, 8th and 9th months of pregnancy. New Hampshire will join 43 other states that already have these protections. We are also strengthening our laws against the use of public funds for abortion services.

Together with our House colleagues and Governor Chris Sununu, Senate Republicans have kept their promises and brought forward a conservative and financially responsible budget for all of New Hampshire.

Senator Chuck Morse (R-Salem) is President of the Senate. Senator Jeb Bradley (R-Wolfeboro) is the majority leader in the Senate.

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