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Vacation

A period of time during which one ordinarily would work but does not, normally to engage in some pleasure. One may spend a vacation traveling, relaxing or simply organizing one's personal life. Many companies offer paid vacation time to employees after a certain period of employment. Some jurisdictions require paid vacations.

holiday

A day set apart for commemorating an important event.The term is used often in contracts and leases when computing time,as when a certain number of days are allowed for an action, but if the due date falls on a weekend or holiday,it will be the next business day.Leases,in particular,limit delivery of certain services,such as heating and air conditioning,on weekends and holidays. The better practice is for the contract or lease to define the holidays meant by it.In the absence of such a definition, holidays will usually include federal holidays, when federal offices are closed, and may include state holidays when state offices are closed,if different.

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A SNAPSHOT of domestic and smallscale construction activity across England and Wales has revealed the north is "out-skipping" the south with ve times the number of skips in the north-east compared to the south-west.
The Genesis Coupe joins a variety of well-respected high performance cars such as the Porsche 911 Carrera, Mazdaspeed3 and Lexus IS-F used for instruction at the Skip Barber Racing School program.
Another point covered by Skip Hire Glasgow to reinforce their latest service is fly tipping which is a common problem among skip renters.
The credit union emphasized that it does not charge a fee to skip a payment and that the charitable donation is voluntary, adding that more than 75% of the members who participated in its skip-a-payment program from November 2010 through January 2011 chose to give to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Main is now looking to dedicate his time exclusively to Locklite and give up his skip hire operations in the long term.
People wanting to add their support for women needing Herceptin can also consider seeking a place on the Skip for Life charitable trust board.
SKIP TO THE BEAT: Dad-of-three Paul Burns took up skipping after his brother joined a boxing circuit class and told him how tiring it was.
Leaked documents show that the project was originally awarded a total of pounds 39,000 of council cash - enough to provide 339 skips at pounds 115 each, from city council contractors ISL Waste Services.
Titled Skip Dipping in Australia, the report features interviews with skip dippers and attempts to determine who they are and what motivates them.
DISGUSTED: Charlene Beale claims the skip was unlit and not properly coned off.
Speed earned his third victory in four races in the 125cc SuperPro class at the Las Vegas Karting Center and won a Skip Barber three-day racing lesson, a chance to compete in the 2002 Skip Barber Formula Dodge National Championship and $5,000.