India family holiday: Ladakh, where the thin air is thick with adventure
A decade ago, senators, led by the late Speaker Tony Unpingco, removed Presidents Day, Good Friday, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Discovery Day from the GovGuam holiday list to save money. This reduced the number of GovGuam holidays from 15 in a normal year and 16 in an election year, to 10 in a normal year and 11 in an election year. There now are 11 GovGuam holidays, after Martin Luther King Jr. Day was restored.
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'Make Opening Day a Holiday' reaches first goal
The Nubra Valley For the next few days, we stayed in a variety of tastefully prepared village homes, enjoying linen sheets, gourmet food and handcrafted interiors. In Shey we looked around the palace and drove out to the Dalai Lamas heavily guarded summer residence. Ladakh borders Tibet to the east, the predominant religion is Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism, and the region is often referred to as Little Tibet, a reflection of its neighbours cultural and social influence. In Stok, a village that we had to visit for obvious reasons, we were served breakfast on crisp white tablecloths in an apricot orchard and explored the area on mountain bikes. It was almost time to break free from the comfort of Shakti, but there was one more treat in store. For our last night we were taken camping in a remote valley outside Thikse. We had already visited the villages vast monastery for early-morning prayers and an eye-watering cup of salty yak butter tea.
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Then from there, we are working on specific market activations to bring this to life and thank the community and the White House for hopefully making this an official holiday." Kraus thanked fans all over for jumping on this bandwagon, one that was seemingly pulled with the raw power of Clydesdales. Behind the scenes, there was a sense of anticipation in the final 24 hours, as those involved with the grassroots campaign closely watched the petition number gradually move closer to the magic six-figure threshold. "We all know that Budweiser and baseball have been together for many years, both starting in the 1800s, so when you can take two culturally relevant brands like that and go after a movement like Opening Day, it's exciting," Kraus said. "MLB has been a great partner of ours as well. "We're excited by what we've seen activity-wise, a lot of digital amplification of this program. We're excited. Now that we've reached 100,000, we're just super excited to be able to share this moment with our fans and Budweiser fans across the country." It remains to be seen when and if Smith himself will be at the White House in the coming days as a next step in this process, as those logistics are yet to be announced. Also, it still might be asking a lot for the White House to actually declare a federal holiday permitting a day off for masses.
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Holiday Inn digs in on east end
"We'll start with the foundation in the middle of the week. On Tuesday fill dirt and a retaining wall on the corner drive coming off Cunningham Road will be put in." Article Photos This 1.3-acre plot will soon be home to Holiday Inn Express, a restaurant and a banquet hall. Construction crews were moving dirt on Friday and developer Rod Herron said the typical build time for a Holiday Inn Express is about five months. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields) Announced in May 2012, the hotel acquired a restaurant and banquet hall facility along the way with about a $5.2 million price tag. The 70-room hotel will also be accessible from Cunningham Road. The restaurant and banquet hall are planned to be built alongside the Holiday Inn Express. "They're a couple months away," Herron said about the restaurant and banquet facility.
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