4 tricks for fall road-tripping on a budget

first_img 85SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Fall is the perfect time for a road trip. The leaves are changing and there’s so much beautiful scenery to take in. Before you hit the road, take a hard look at your budget and plan accordingly. Here are 4 tips to consider for your autumn road trip that can save you big before the pricey holiday season.Get a tune upBefore you take off on your road trip be sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape. Getting a legitimate tune up and inflating your tires to the proper pressure will ensure you’re riding in a safe car. It will also help prevent you from making costly repairs to your vehicle down the road.Stock upWe all know eating out can cost a ton, but so can simple snacks purchased at convenience stores. If you pack a cooler with your favorite food and drinks, you can skip those frequent stops at fast food chains and gas station markets. Then, you can save up for more enjoyable meals when you reach your destination.Go mobile and save on gasOver 70 million people have downloaded the GasBuddy app, which helps travelers locate gas stations near them, and most importantly the ones carrying the cheapest gas. When mapping out your trip, plan in advance to fuel up at these more economical gas stops. This will help you budget ahead of time and give you a better idea of how much extra spending money will be left over.Book outside the boxCan you think of the last time you spent less than $100 on a hotel room? The key to saving on accommodations is to think outside the box and step out of your comfort zone. Couchsurfing.com connects travelers with local “hosts” and gives them the opportunity to stay for free (and safely) at the home of someone in the area.last_img read more

French parents no longer allowed to smack children.

first_imgDaily Mail 30 December 2016Family First Comment: More political ideology being forced on parents (which is why Brexit and Trump won!)“The ban was proposed by a group of ecologist and socialist MPs as an amendment to the Equality and Citizenship bill…” Interesting name of the bill, but here’s the wackiest bit…“As part of the law, brides and grooms will be reminded during the civil marriage service of their obligation not to use violence against their children.”Adultery? Fine. Divorce? If you have to. Smacking? Heck no!Parents in France no longer have the right to beat their children after a new law banning corporal punishment came into force this week.The move leaves Britain as one of only four countries in Europe where smacking remains a legal way of disciplining children.The French law now defines parental authority in the Civil Code as excluding ‘all cruel, degrading or humiliating treatment, including any recourse to corporal violence’.Now the UK, Italy, Switzerland and the Czech Republic are all expected to receive mounting demands to pass a similar law against smacking.French centrist MP Jean-Christophe Lagarde has described his country’s new law as ‘ a ridiculous attempt to micromanage family life’.The ban was proposed by a group of ecologist and socialist MPs as an amendment to the Equality and Citizenship bill, which went before parliament earlier this year.The legistlation says it aims to ‘set out a clear principle, which should be repeated to fathers and mothers and influence their future behaviour’.READ MORE: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4075942/Parents-France-no-longer-right-smack-children-new-law-comes-force-Britain-mounting-pressure-follow-suit.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Syracuse falls to Northeastern 5-2 thanks to slow start

first_img Published on October 7, 2012 at 11:44 pm Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Northeastern goaltender Chloe Desjardins stood alone beneath the bleachers just outside the visitors’ locker room, hunched over and staring at the Tennity Ice Pavilion floor before the puck dropped Saturday.Just more than 10 minutes into the first period, Desjardins looked set for an easy evening as her team led by three goals. Her teammates started the game playing Syracuse off the ice with a wide-open, quick-hitting attack and two power-play goals in the first period.“Clean ice, fresh legs and they were freewheeling, and that’s when they won the game, the first 10 minutes,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said.Though the Orange (0-2) went on to regroup for two very competitive final periods, a poor start and lack of fine-tuning doomed SU to a 5-2 defeat. The home team that played the final 40 minutes of the game was nearly unrecognizable from that of the first period, going on to outshoot the No. 10 Huskies (2-0) 37-25 on the night. Yet for as many chances as the Orange ultimately created, the poor start and loose play kept the result out of doubt.Northeastern’s early dominance came in front of no lack of effort from Flanagan’s players. Time and again, Holly Carrie-Mattimoe or Melissa Piacentini picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and skated around a series of NU defenders only to find themselves stranded past the blue line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPart of the issue was the Huskies’ overwhelming team speed that frustrated the Orange on both sides of the puck. SU’s inability to make the transition from defense to attack crippled any chances for the Orange to control the game.The breakout speed of NU and Kendall Coyne, a member of Team USA, badly exposed the SU defense on the game’s first goal just 3:05 into the game. In failing to respond to the early goal, SU let the Huskies return to dominating possession.“When it’s quick transition, you got a loose puck breakout pass coming out of your zone, sometimes if you’ve been playing a lot of defense you’re tired,” Flanagan said. “Maybe the lead player has the puck and waiting for support.”Flanagan pointed toward a lack of experience in key positions on the ice. Losing regular forward Shiann Darkangelo to a hand injury before the game only highlighted the team’s youth.As the ice slowed down and SU fought its way back into the game in the second and third periods, the Orange had more chances to attack Desjardins’ goal in a more structured offensive set. Freshman Nicole Renault displayed the most passing poise in trying to unlock the visitors’ defense, but simple errors like passing to the wrong side of left winger Caitlin Roach’s body meant NU had time to adjust before SU could string together a series of threatening passes.Renault was hardly alone in that respect.“Sometimes you don’t make all the passes you want to and I think it’s just more of a matter of getting through it, trying to be consistent and getting that pass next shift,” SU forward Margot Scharfe said. “So it didn’t work out for us, but it became more consistent through the second and third periods.”In the last 40 minutes alone, SU recorded more shots, 28, than Northeastern did the entire game, 25. After the game, Flanagan went as far as to question how his team didn’t score five or six goals before giving credit to Desjardins.The team hoped to pounce on rebounds from its various long and mid-range shots, but the NU netminder hardly spilled any. Those left for the SU forwards were repeatedly sprayed wide of the net. SU sophomore forward Nicole Ferrara’s miss after a breakaway and rebound on a power play in the middle of the second period epitomized the Orange’s troubles in front of the goal.After the game, the SU players largely took solace in outscoring a nationally ranked opponent 2-1 for the last two periods of play. Yet the team knows that it must finish what opportunities are given to it in the future. The comeback was encouraging, but for now, at least, it’s not enough.“She was a good goalie, to give her credit, but we’re going to face a lot more good goalies down the stretch,” Carrie-Mattimoe said. “So we have to figure out how to put it in.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Big Wednesday in Crusader Country with community pep rally, school dismissal, busing and, oh, yeah, the game

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is a list of details about the first round Class 4A Div. I State Tournament in Salina.•The game: Wellington will be battling De Soto on Wednesday at 3 p.m. during the first round of the Class 4A State Tournament in Class 4A Div. I basketball.The bracket is as follows:First round on Wednesday:#1 Shawnee Mission Miege (22-0) vs. #8 Andale (10-12), 6:30 p.m.#4 McPherson (20-2) vs. #5 Labette County (20-2), 8:15 p.m.#2 Wellington (22-0) vs. #7 De Soto (14-8), 3 p.m.#3 Paola (20-2) vs. #6 Abilene (18-4), 4:45 p.m.Second round on Friday: Miege-Andale winner vs. McPherson-Labette County winner, 6:30 p.m.Wellington-De Soto winner vs. Paola-Abilene winner 3 p.m.Finals on Saturday: Third place at 12 p.m.Championship at 4 p.m.•State tournament pep rally/sendoff  for the Wellington girls basketball team will be at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday between the main student entrance (back parking lot) and the westside locker rooms at the Wellington High School.•Wednesday will be an early release day for students district wide. Students will be released at noon.•Busing will be available for students which will leave at noon Wednesday from the WHS parking lot. Cost for the bus is $10. Admission is $7 for students and $9 for adults.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 231 weeks ago Good luck ladies! Report Reply 0 replies · active 231 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more