Prep boys golf: Gila Ridge and Cibola travel, Kofa entertains at home

Gila Ridge has a good showing at Campo Verde while Kofa comes in second at Desert Hills YUMA, Ariz. ( KYMA, KECY-TV ) – On Tuesday the Kofa boys golf team hosted Agua Fria and San Luis today at Desert Hills Golf Course. Agua Fria won the meet with a team score of 189 followed by Kofa 10 strokes back at 199 with San Luis placing third shooting a 232. Kofa was highlighted by solid performances from sophomores Edgar Rodriguez and Josh Buelna shooting 46 and 47 respectively.  Rodriguez rode…

Travel Site Amadeus Teams With Uplift to Offer BNPL

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) company Uplift is partnering with travel platform Amadeus for customers in the U.S. and Canada, a press release said Thursday (Sept. 15). It comes as 68% of travelers surveyed by Amadeus have said they’d spend more on travel if BNPL was an option. Forty-nine percent of those surveyed said they’d be more likely to buy airline ancillary services. Travel is often a big purchase for customers, particularly for those planning bigger trips. There have been more options in recent years for BNPL, especially as customers…

Georgia State Parks’ “Leaf Watch” provides travel tips for leaf peepers

The annual arrival of pumpkin-spice flavors and cooler temperatures have many people eager for fall getaways. To help leaf peepers plan their autumn escapes, Georgia State Parks has launched “Leaf Watch 2022” to track fall color as it moves across the Peach State. Found at GaStateParks.org/LeafWatch, the travel planner is filled with top trails and overlooks, mountain cabins and campsites, fall events, and safe hiking tips. Park rangers are often asked when leaf color will peak. Only Mother Nature knows for sure, but Georgia’s most vibrant hues usually come toward…

Why One Travel Stock is Better than the Other

When it comes to online travel agencies, there are really two main players in the space — Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG) and Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) — and both are benefiting from the post-pandemic recovery in the industry. In this piece, we used TipRanks’ Comparison Tool to evaluate these two online travel agency stocks. Overall, it seems difficult for investors to go wrong when choosing either Booking or Expedia. In fact, Kovitz portfolio manager Bryan Engler told ValueWalk in a recent interview that he liked both Booking and Expedia. However, he added that…

National Household Travel Survey: kids who walk to school more likely to stay active

According to the National Household Travel Survey, children who walk or bike to school are more likely to continue physical activity. (CNN)— According to the National Household Travel Survey, children who walk or bike to school are more likely to continue physical activity. Rutgers University says about 11% of children walk or bike to school. That rate hasn’t changed in 10 years. During the research, scientists tracked students’ travel habits in New Jersey and found more than 75% of children who were active commuters continued that trend two to four…

Tony La Russa not traveling with White Sox

CLEVELAND — After watching the White Sox’ previous three games from a suite in Oakland and Chicago, manager Tony La Russa did not make the trip for the Sox’ one-game stop in Cleveland Thursday afternoon for an important game against the Guardians. La Russa missed his 16th game as he awaits medical clearance from his cardiologist to return to managing, and it remained uncertain if he would return to the dugout for any of the Sox’ last 18 games. While there is respect and affection for the 77-year-old manager as…

Paul Theroux on reading, writing, and travel

THEROUX: “The Solid Mandala” by Patrick White. I’m a big fan of his novels but hadn’t read this one, which is about two brothers. He’s an Australian writer who has been overlooked even though he won the Noble Prize. “Voss” is his best-known book. Before that I read Stephen Crane’s “The Red Badge of Courage” because I had read Paul Auster’s biography of Crane, “Burning Boy,” which is a very good book. I read constantly, but seldom a popular book or a new book. Get The Big To-Do Your guide…

Adobe snaps up Figma in proposed $20B deal that has some scratching their heads • TechCrunch

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Happy Thursday! Has everyone recovered from Zoom going down this morning? Don’t worry, Zoom is back up, but if anything, we hope it helped you have a quieter day…for a while at least.  — Christine and Haje The TechCrunch Top 3 One rival at a time: The digital design world got a treat today when Adobe announced it was buying Figma, one of its biggest rivals, in…

CFPB signals that regulation is coming for BNPL • TechCrunch

In a shot across the bow to the buy now, pay later (BNPL) industry, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today issued a report suggesting that companies like Klarna and Afterpay, which allow customers to pay for products and services in installments, must be subjected to stricter oversight. The CFPB — in a step toward regulation — plans to issue guidance to oversee BNPL vendors and have them complete “supervisory” exams in line with credit card company reporting requirements, according to agency officials speaking at a presser this week.…

Amadeus Announces Buy Now Pay Later Option With Uplift

WHY IT RATES: Buy now, pay later plans are growing in popularity and Amadeus is meeting demand with this new payment option that will be available to travel companies. –Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Managing Editor Uplift, the leading enterprise Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) solution serving the world’s top travel brands is partnering with Amadeus for U.S. and Canadian customers. According to research with travelers, 68% would spend more on travel if BNPL options were available. Travel remains a big-ticket item for consumers and especially so when planning a family or…