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Darlene Mendez is a journalist with Prairie Island News. She has been writing for the paper for over 17 years and has won numerous awards for her stories on local government, education, and sports. Mendez enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching sports and reading books.

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Clement Turpin: Leandro Trossard's referee doppelganger in charge of Euro 2024 opener

Clement Turpin will get the European Championship under way on Friday night as hosts Germany take on Scotland — and he may look familiar to Premier League fans. That’s because Turpin shares an uncanny resemblance to Arsenal and Belgium forward Leandro Trossard. So much so, when the Frenchman took charge of Arsenal’s round of 16 […]

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Clock Ticks on Filling New Top U.S. Tourism Job as Election Season Looms

Skift Take The U.S. travel industry may be forced to wait until after the 2024 Presidential Election to see if the assistant secretary of travel and tourism position gets filled and funded again. Dawit Habtemariam The clock is ticking to fill the assistant secretary of commerce for travel and tourism position before its allocated funding

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The Athletic FC: Euro 2024 kick-off – opening matches analysed; big transfers rated

The Athletic FC ⚽ is The Athletic’s daily football (or soccer, if you prefer) newsletter. Sign up to receive it directly to your inbox. Hello! It’s kick-off time at Euro 2024. News, analysis, live blogs — we’ll have it all for you over the next month. Load up that fridge and dive right in… (Bradley Collyer/PA

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TravelPerk Sees Corporate Travel Bouncing Back, But Not for All

Skift Take TravelPerk, the business travel management startup, says corporate trip spending will regain 2019 levels by year-end. But not every company is along for the ride. Christiana Sciaudone, Skift Corporate travel spending is on track to reach pre-pandemic levels by the end of this year, but the nature of who is spending looks very

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The Office Gets “Schooled”

Marilyn Russell and Sydney Moeller of Baker Barrios Architects discuss how best practices in education design is influencing today’s office space.  More focused. Better engagement. Higher productivity. Improved mood, energy, and concentration. These are essential goals that drive the best practices in designing educational spaces to foster optimal learning environments. But, wouldn’t you agree, these

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Why players could be booked for approaching Euro 2024 referees

A new UEFA initiative will make it a bookable offence for players to approach referees during European Championship games, unless they are a team captain. UEFA managing director of refereeing Roberto Rosetti announced in May that officials will endeavour to explain key decisions to captains, but would not entertain approaches from any other players. It

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Q&A with Dave Dombrowski on the state of the Phillies and how he's approaching the trade deadline

BOSTON — Dave Dombrowski had not been back here, at this venerable ballpark, since Sept. 9, 2019. That was the day the Red Sox fired him. It was a bitter time. But, whenever Dombrowski stepped onto the Fenway Park grass this week, a collection of Boston officials gathered to reconnect. Dombrowski returned as the architect

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U.S. Open 2024 live updates: McIlroy, Cantlay lead into round two, tee times, course info, how to follow

PINEHURST, N.C. — It was going to happen, right? It had to. If he kept playing that well, kept putting himself in the mix, the big wins would come. These guys have to convince themselves of it every day or else they’d go mad. But creeping in the back of their minds, lurking in their

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Travel AI Strategies, Oriental Express Revival and Thailand’s Scrapped Tourist Fee

Skift Take Today’s podcast looks at travel’s relationship with AI, LVHM’s new Orient Express push, and Thailand’s change in fee plans. Rashaad Jorden Good morning from Skift. It’s Friday, June 14, 2024. Here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today. Listen Now 🎧 Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Overcast | Google Podcasts | Amazon Podcasts Episode Notes The

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