If you’re anything like Kacie and Andy, you’ve probably got a few questions about Verizon’s benefit

If you’re anything like Kacie and Andy, you’ve probably got a few questions about Verizon’s benefit plans as we head towards this year’s Annual Enrollment — set to kick off for U.S. management employees on Tuesday, October 22nd.  Lucky for us, (Professor) Kevin Cammarata and the Benefits Team are taking us back to school in this episode of Up To Speed — Benefits Mythbusters 101. We have three national plans – the PPO Plus, the HDP, and the EPN. In addition, Kaiser HMOs are available in select geographic areas.  By the way, the EPN was closed to new entrants in 2019, but employees who were in the plan at that time can stay in it for 2020. Not necessarily. It is certainly true that the EPN costs more in contributions in exchange for paying less out of pocket during the year. But many features of the EPN are the same as the PPO — preventative care at 100%, copays for office visits, and the prescription drug plan. It also uses the same Anthem BCBS network as the PPO and HDP, but only allows you to see in-network providers. So whether it’s worth paying those higher contributions depends on how much you’ll use the plan in 2020.  Not exactly. There are three key...

The Gold Hoop Earrings That Made This Newbie a Believer

Hoop earrings are a rite of passage, an important piece of jewelry mothers gift their daughters as they journey into a womanhood. I’d argue that for many, wearing hoop earrings for the first time is up there on the list of pivotal moments in a young woman’s life next to buying your first bra, wearing a thong, and getting your period. But I skipped the whole hoop earring phase. My mother begged and pleaded with me to wear her favorite medium-sized twisted gold hoop earrings from the moment I stepped foot in middle school but to me, wearing hoops always felt weird; I felt like I looked “too grown” and was afraid of potentially stretching my earlobes. Plus, I wasn’t convinced hoops would fit my face as perfectly as they did my mom’s or friends’. So I stocked up on stud earrings from Forever 21, buying small ones for everyday wear and larger, fancy designs for special occasions. The intrigue was still there, though, and I knew sooner than later, I’d be converted to a hoop lover. That moment happened when the “demi-fine” jewelry brand Missoma landed on my radar. A UK-based company founded by Marisa Hordern, the brand pulls ...

十月一日,各區的集會示威,我就選擇了港島的灣仔,約下午5:00,我走到中環後,便跟隨大部份民眾退到金鐘,再沿皇后大道中往灣仔方向走去,示威者們一時會急步走,一時又會以正常步速行走(因為未見太多警察)。大約走到皇后大道東及春園街的十字路口(差不多是合和中心門外),由於有火堆在馬路中間,所以示威者都集中走在

十月一日,各區的集會示威,我就選擇了港島的灣仔,約下午5:00,我走到中環後,便跟隨大部份民眾退到金鐘,再沿皇后大道中往灣仔方向走去,示威者們一時會急步走,一時又會以正常步速行走(因為未見太多警察)。大約走到皇后大道東及春園街的十字路口(差不多是合和中心門外),由於有火堆在馬路中間,所以示威者都集中走在一旁的行人路上。 走到近舊灣仔郵局,突然前方示威者急速調頭往後方走,前方遠處出現催淚彈的煙,我與其他示威者就被迫夾在中間,前後左右都走不到,我們都未看清前方發生什麼事,而且以當時所見,大部分示威者都沒有見到警察舉旗警示,催淚彈就已經不停發射。我被迫夾在行人路上,催淚彈從我的右邊直接彈過來,係超多枚,超多枚!!我聽到我右方的雨傘都被打到不停發出「澎、澎、澎」的聲音,此時大家都不停尖叫,咳嗽、大喊,由於人數不少而且前路煙霧彌漫,幸好未有發生人踩人事件,不停有人大叫:「唔好推!唔好推!」。而我雙眼已經張不大,全身皮膚,特別是雙手都很熱很痛,呼吸已經十分困難,事發十分突然,而相信這一群示威者都不是前線,所以大部份的人只戴備一個紙口罩。 由於當時兵荒馬亂,差不多200名示威者急忙向後退到胡忠大廈,大家一片恐慌,死命向前衝,並從樓梯及電梯走上胡忠大廈,當時時間是下午5:30。在走上去期間,我已經覺得十分頭暈,呼吸十分困難,我第一次覺得我會比催淚彈殺死!之後有人將已關的鐵閘拉起,我們才有路走入胡忠大廈內的大...

EL CAJON — There is a scene in the classic 1941 film, “Citizen Kane” where an

EL CAJON — There is a scene in the classic 1941 film, “Citizen Kane” where an exuberant millionaire playboy Kane (Orson Welles) exclaims, “I think it would be fun to run a newspaper.” The context here being that publishing a paper is nothing more than a simple diversion. EL CAJON — There is a scene in the classic 1941 film, “Citizen Kane” where an exuberant millionaire playboy Kane (Orson Welles) exclaims, “I think it would be fun to run a newspaper.” The context here being that publishing a paper is nothing more than a simple diversion. In local terms, Robert Zakar, who was raised in a family of merchants and has successfully operated gas stations, grocery outlets and convenience stores, decided to take a left turn and delve into — well, for lack of a better term — the body transport business. “When people pass away, we will take the deceased to a hospital or funeral home,” Zakar said. “My brothers would handle the actual transportation, while I would do the marketing and accounting. “At first, I did not want anything to do with removing bodies, it seemed pretty creepy to me; but when I thought about it, I realized that it was about the loved ones left behind,” he said. “I fou...

New U-LINK awards support innovative ideas for tough problems University of Miami University of Miami

Can machine learning address the kind of ethnic and racial disparities in the criminal justice system that propelled the Black Lives Matter movement? Or help develop personalized treatments for the “silent epidemic” of brain injury, which affects 1.5 million Americans every year?   Two teams of faculty from seven disciplines will begin answering those questions with the second set of Phase I grants awarded by the University of Miami Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge, or U-LINK. A key initiative of the Roadmap to Our New Century, U-LINK was launched two years ago to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and new approaches to complex problems across the University. Another four teams with specialists from the Center for Computational Science and faculty from nine of the University’s colleges and schools also were awarded Phase I funding for their proposals addressing challenges related to climate change, childhood poverty, and the data revolution. “Our strategy is to allow faculty teams to choose their own research problems. It was interesting that so many teams focused this year on the application of big data to health and social issues,” said John Bixby, vice provost for re...

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. There are few menswear staples that are as timeless and essential as a crisp white dress shirt. Men have been reaching for white dress shirts for as long as they’ve been wearing suits, although the clean, classic look of this garment works with just about any outfit, making it one of the best and most versatile pieces of clothing a guy can have in his wardrobe. There’s a good chance you’re already fairly familiar with dress shirts, and you probably already have a few. There’s also a good chance, however, that there’s a lot more to a quality dress shirt than you’re aware of. Here’s a quick run-down of things to look for in your next dress shirt: Cotton is the standard material used for dress shirting, but it’s not all made the same way. Natural shirt fabrics are generally classified according to the weave: Synthetic materials like polyester permeate the field of men’s dress shirts today owing to their low cost, but these fabrics simply do not look, feel, or breathe as well as quality cotton, so keep it natural. Yo...

Dublin Airport: The bits passengers don’t get to see

Scottish rugby fans arriving at Dublin Airport. From left, Alasdair Reid, Harray Wallace, Ryan Williamson, ‘Big’ Malcolm McNerlin, Greg Love, Stuart Fettes and Colin Adams from Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw Ester Rowley from Glasnevin is a keen plane enthusiast or ‘Avgeek’ at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw Customs officer Pat Lyons with sample of a mineral tin used to smuggle drugs in Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times A sample of the weapons found by customs officers at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times Every morning between 5.45 and 7.45, about 10,000 people travel through Dublin Airport. At 6.45am on a Friday I encounter seven of them, a hen party from Finglas who are on their way to Benidorm. Elaine Dempsey, dressed all in white with a plastic tiara, is the bride. Her mother, Lizzie, is wearing deely-boppers and sunglasses with frames shaped like cocktail glasses. “You should get a photo when we come back, for the before and after,” says Josey Dunne, Dempsey’s aunt, who is wearing a feather boa. “It’ll be like that film ‘The Hangover’,” says Sandra Flynn, a friend and neighbour in a pink cowbo...

Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Announces Selection of Eleven Technology Projects > ENGINEERING.com

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) has recently announced the selection of 11 projects resulting from ARM’s second formal technology project call announced in May 2018. According to the institute, ARM projects strengthen U.S. manufacturing by addressing critical gaps in industrial and collaborative robot deployment and skills development to support plant automation.  ARM members from across the nation collaborate to form teams and bid on project calls, which are guided by industry need. Project teams typically consist of members from manufacturing, technology, academia and economic development. Pending negotiation, ARM expects to award approximately $5.7 million USD in funding across these 11 projects, with each contributing a similar amount as cost share, for a total $11.4 million USD investment. To date, ARM has awarded 12 technology projects and 6 education and workforce development projects. When the negotiations are finalized for these 11 projects, ARM is expected to have a total of 29 projects in place since the organization’...

Form 10-K BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC For: Dec 31

Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    Yes  ☑    No  ☐ Indicate by check mark if the Registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.    Yes  ☐    No  ☑ Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ☑    No  ☐ Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes  ☑    No  ☐ Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K (§229.405 of this chapter) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of Registrant’s knowledge, in def...

Illuminate your driveway and be alerted if you have wanted or unwanted guests by choosing any

Illuminate your driveway and be alerted if you have wanted or unwanted guests by choosing any of these state-of-the-art outdoor LED flood lights. Do you have a problem with deer or other animals coming into your backyard or garden? Want to make sure it’s easy for guests to leave your home at night after a party? Installing an LED flood light will make it easy to see the outside of your home. Check out our options that include solar lights, motion sensor lights, and cost-effective ones. Looking to light up the area without having to turn a light on and off? Sengled SS-PAR38NAE26W LED with Motion Sensor, known as Smartsense, is the right choice for you. It has a built-in motion sensor that turns on the light when any motion is detected within 30 feet of it. It has a 100° wide angle zone and illuminates for 90 seconds every time. The automatic motion sensor helps save on cost as it ensures a light is never left on accidentally. This LED bulb can be plugged into any light and lasts up to 25,000 hours and offers 1050 lumens of brightness. The LITOM Enhanced 102 LED Super Bright Solar Lights is made of 102 LED beads that illuminate up to 1500 lumens of brightness. With its solar pane...

Figs: A sophisticated but simple ingredient | Ledger Independent

recipe When craving the fruit and veggies produced in the Ohio River Valley, it was only within the last ten years my mind began to go to the delicious fig. Always a fan of this sweet and humble fruit, I was unaware there were so many of my neighbors growing them in their own back yards. My first experience with a fresh-picked Kentucky fig was after an insane Saturday of cooking in downtown Maysville. It had been one of those days where you think you are gonna close up shop at two or three and suddenly it’s four or five. I had fed what felt like everyone on both sides of the river except for my own growling tummy. If you talk to most cooks or chefs, professional or at home, we have no problem feeding everyone else but for some reason we struggle to feed ourselves after a busy day over the oven. The last thing I felt like doing was eating anything I had created that day. Or even worse, cooking something new and spending more time over the oven. My stomach growled as one more customer and friend approached the counter. She had a small cloth bag over her arm. I asked her what she would like from the menu, as I was getting ready to close up shop. To my surprise she pulled out three ...

Unlike Americans, UK Consumers Aren’t Keen on Renting Fashion

Inditex, PVH, McKinsey, Greats, Lever Style, Jefferies & more on stage Oct. 17. Don’t miss Sourcing Summit NY. Not everything translates well across borders. Clothing rental, it seems, is one of them. While borrowing duds may be the future of “no ownership” fashion in the United States—where even hallowed institutions like Bloomingdales have leaped into the fray—the willingness to rent remains low among British consumers, 55.7 percent of whom prefer to own the… This content is for Annual and Limited members only. You can read up to five free articles each month with a Limited Level Subscription. Please log in, or subscribe. Tv Mount, Ceiling Mount, Dvd Shelf, Projector Mount – Sharesun,https://www.nbbestview.com/

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