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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.


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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This usually costs money, but don't be tempted to just chuck it in the bottom of a skip and forget about it.
Watch a video of the skip being emptied on the street at.
Also in October, she added, the credit union sends a memo to its member contact staff reminding them that the program starts on the first of November and outlining the steps required to process the skip a-payment requests.
Skip had one of the quickest wits I've ever been around.
He is also targeting overseas firms with similar skip designs, and is looking to approach businesses in Holland later this year.
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.
More importantly, APG's skip tracing service is affordable and allows you to spend more time working and less time tracing.
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.