Here’s your chance to win tickets to attend Derek Jeter’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction

Attention Derek Jeter fans!

The former New York Yankees all-star shortstop is scheduled to be inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame this summer and baseball fans will have the chance to attend the event.

That’s because Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation announced it is auctioning two VIP tickets and accommodations to attend the 2021 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony as part of its virtual fundraiser, Give With Purpose.

Jeter was supposed to go into the Hall of Fame last summer, but the event was canceled because of the pandemic.

All bids through the Give With Purpose fundraiser and auction will support Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation and its programs that help youth to rise above negative influences, lead healthy lives, and achieve their greatest potential.

Jeter created Turn 2 during his rookie season with the Yankees in 1996, which has since awarded more than $30 million to create and support

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Need to cancel your holiday travel plans amid COVID? Here’s the latest on changes and refunds

With California’s pandemic policies tightening, COVID-19 cases escalating and vaccines unlikely to reach most people until spring or later, many families are rethinking their holiday travel plans. “It’s time to cancel everything,” L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a news conference Wednesday night.

a group of people standing next to a sign: A flight crew member at LAX on Nov. 23, just ahead of the Thanksgiving travel period. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

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A flight crew member at LAX on Nov. 23, just ahead of the Thanksgiving travel period. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Dr. Mark Ghaly, secretary of health and human services, said Thursday the state is, in effect, telling, not asking, Californians to stop all nonessential travel. That includes canceling holiday travel plans, Ghaly said. The new requirements, to take effect Friday, were in response to stress on critical care services and hospital intensive care units. Details on how the state would enforce such a broad restriction remained unclear Thursday afternoon.

Here’s a quick look at how airlines,

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Did Thanksgiving Spread Covid-19? Here’s Why You Can’t Tell Yet.

That’s what happened after July 4, said Megan L. Ranney, an emergency physician and public health researcher at Brown University. She said a jump in positive tests began between two and four weeks after the holiday, suggesting that many were pass-along infections.

The American Automobile Association forecast that about 50 million people would travel for Thanksgiving. Even if only 1 percent caught the virus, Dr. Ranney said, “that’s an extra 500,000 infections in one day,” and they could infect untold thousands more before showing up in the statistics. “We are looking at an exponential effect,” she said, one that would only truly be seen around Christmas and New Year’s Eve. “It will be a double whammy.”

Lewis S. Nelson, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, said he was not certain that Thanksgiving travel and gatherings would create a widespread surge in new cases.

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Winter camping is not for the faint of heart. Here’s how to do it.

Eventually, I donned a hat, completely buried my head in the sleeping bag and caught a few winks. As I woke up and cringed at the thought of placing ice cold contacts on my eyeballs, I realized just how much I’d forgotten about wilderness survival. Ages ago, I was fairly competent camping in the cold. But heading into a new season of the pandemic, I realized I was flunking winter camping. Before camping in even colder weather, I consulted some experts.

“If you’ve done your research and you’re prepared, camping in the cold is an incredible experience,” said Clare Arentzen, an outdoor guide for Appalachian Mountain Club in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, noting that snow and ice can transform even the most familiar destinations. “You see signs of animal activity all over the place. It’s quiet. There’s less crowding on the trails. It feels epic.” (Bonus: no bugs.)

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With COVID stalling vacation plans, here’s what Canadians can do with unused travel rewards

Many Canadians have had their travel dreams slip out of reach this year as the COVID-19 pandemic closed borders and forced many airlines to reduce their services.

With vacation plans on hold, credit card users’ travel rewards are piling up, which is leading some consumers to use their points in other ways.

Personal Finance Expert Melissa Leong says there are two main choices Canadians have when it comes to their travel reward points right now.

“You either save them because, like me, you love travel, or you have family out of town and know you are going to use them at some point. When it comes to travel reward points you get your best bang for your buck if you use it towards travel,” she said in a phone interview.

“The second option is that you could use them [on something else]. Other people have different priorities at this time

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Walmart to host special holiday drone show in San Antonio. Here’s how to get your free tickets

SAN ANTONIO – Walmart is looking to shake things up and give the public a contactless-experience with a light show starring drones.

The company announced Monday that nearly 1,000 Intel drones will launch into the night sky to create three-dimensional shapes and characters, all choreographed to classic and modern holiday songs.

Walmart Holiday Drone Light Show

Tune in Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:40 PM ET to see your favorite holiday songs come to life through the magic of drones! #WalmartDroneShow

Posted by Walmart on Monday, November 23, 2020

The shown, entitled the “Walmart Holiday Drone Light Show,” is set to visit eight cities across the country starting on Dec. 4 including San Antonio on Dec. 9.

Free tickets will be made available at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 23. You can grab your tickets by clicking here. When confirmed, guests will receive an email with a QR code, which

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Here’s what the CDC and Massachusetts colleges are saying about students who plan to travel for Thanksgiving

With COVID-19 cases surging across the country and Thanksgiving approaching, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging those who plan to travel to take precautions, and Massachusetts colleges are issuing their own guidance for students.

The safest way to celebrate this year is to hold virtual gatherings or spend it with people you live with, officials say. If college students decide to travel home to spend Thanksgiving with their families, it can pose varying levels of risk.

College students returning home for Thanksgiving should be considered part of a separate household, the CDC says, and there are a number of factors that contribute to the risk of spreading COVID-19 at an in-person gathering with people from different households. Among the considerations that should be weighed are the following:

  • Levels of COVID-19 where the gathering is taking place and levels of COVID-19 at the college or community
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Can you still get 2021 Masters tickets? Here’s what you need to know

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Fans who witnessed Tiger Woods’ victory in 2019 have a memory unlike any other.

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As we all know now, this year’s Masters Tournament is being played without fans in attendance at Augusta National. We’ve known this for months after the tournament was initially postponed back in March.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t start looking forward to next year’s Masters, in 2021, when things will likely be (at least) a little different. For those looking to scoop up 2021 Masters tickets, unfortunately, you had to get lucky already. 

Since patrons were already promised/issued tickets for the 2020 Masters, via the annual lottery, those unlucky badge-holders who can’t go in 2020 will automatically be guaranteed the same tickets to the 2021 event, scheduled for April 8-11.

An application period took place this summer, and those lucky enough to be involved should already know

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Planning vacation in Goa during Covid-19 pandemic? Here’s your 3-step guide to a safe vacation

a group of palm trees next to a body of water: The safest way of enjoying the tropical Goa life is to choose an all-equipped resort which becomes a destination in itself.

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The safest way of enjoying the tropical Goa life is to choose an all-equipped resort which becomes a destination in itself.

By  Sulakshna Wadhwa   

At the cost of sounding obvious, it’s safe to say that this year has changed the definition of normal. Our routine was the first one to take on the “new normal,” and after which, it has been travel which has found a way back into our lives, the 2020 way, a much-welcomed revival.

After a slumber of months, our travel bags are finding their way out of the closet, equally excited to call a new destination their home for a couple of days. But unlike the older times, a huge gap of questions concerning safety must be bridged with the right answers. India’s favourite beach destination, Goa is becoming that fresh wind of air one needs right now. The question

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