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Living in houses provides you a different experience than what you get while living in an apartment. Living in apartments in san antonio tx comes with many benefits as well as shortcomings. Where living in an apartment provides you the facility of paying a less amount of rent per month as compared to the mortgage amount that you had to pay if you lived in a house, at the same time living in an apartment requires you to deal with a lot of noise coming from the surroundings. This is especially true for people who live in an apartment that is located on the ground floor. People living in the ground floor apartments not only have to deal with the noise coming from people living upstairs but also with the noise coming from outside traffic. If you are someone who hates to live amidst noise and clamor, you need to keep in mind certain points while moving into a new apartment.

While choosing apartments San Antonio to live, if you are someone who does not like to live within the noisy circumstances, you need to make certain decisions. The first decision needs to be regarding the location of the apartment you will be living in. if you want to avoid noise as much as possible, you must choose an apartment that is a part of a community rather than the one that is located within a large building. When you live in a building, your apartment is surrounded by many other apartments. This will make it difficult for you to cope with the noise coming from the apartment located next to you. In addition, when you live in an apartment that is a part of the building, it is joined with other apartments wall to wall. Due to this reason, the sound travels fast that further enhances the disturbance.

Most of the communities that provide luxury Texas Apartments to the tenants provide the facility of a swimming pool that is located within the premises of the community. When you look for an apartment in a community that comes with the facility of a swimming pool, never ever choose an apartment that is locates near to the swimming pool. The area in which a swimming pool is located is always far more noisy and loud as compared to the area where there is no swimming pool within a long distance. Especially during summers, people like to arrange pool parties and picnics that further augment the noise and clamor. Make sure that you choose an apartment that is as far from the swimming pool as possible.

Finding rentals in TX is easy but finding an apartment that will help you in leasing a serene life is a bit difficult. If you are a writer or a poet, you would definitely require some quite place to lead your professional life. In such time, you cannot afford to be effected by any kind of unnecessary noise. If this is the case with you, make sure that you choose an apartment that is not situated on a busy road. If the traffic gets jammed near the road of your apartment, you might find it difficult to write and think properly.

Report: Patriots restructure Phillip Dorsett’s contract

Patriots receiver Phillip Dorsett agreed to a reduction in the roster bonus due the fifth day of training camp, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Dorsett’s roster bonus dropped from $450,000 to $150,000, but he now can earn $100,000 in per-game roster bonuses and $150,000 in reception incentives.

The Patriots declined Dorsett’s fifth-year option, making this a contract year for the former first-round pick.

Dorsett, whom the Patriots acquired from the Colts in the Jacoby Brissett deal, appeared in 15 games for New England last season and caught 12 passes for 194 yards and no touchdowns.

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Walmart’s Asda and Sainsbury’s announce UK merger deal

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A man puts a shopping bag into a car outside a Sainsbury’s store in London

U.K. food retail is set for a massive shake up as J Sainsbury and Asda plan to merge, creating a new giant for the supermarket sector.

J Sainsbury and Walmart’s Asda are joining forces in a deal worth £15 billion ($20.67 billion), they confirmed on Monday morning.

If approved by regulators, it will surpass Tesco which is the largest retailer in the U.K. with 25 percent of market share. The two companies merging are the second and the third largest retailers, currently.

Given the size of the two companies, regulators will have to assess whether their merger would not create market disruptions.

According to Bruno Monteyne, European food retail analyst at Bernstein, "scale remains the most important factor in food retail profitability."

There have been several recent mergers in the food industry across Europe, in an attempt to fight increased competition from e-commerce firms, including Amazon. "The power of purchasing has been a driver behind several recent deals within the industry," Monteyne also said in a note Monday.

The two grocers have struggled with their sales growth, which has weighed on their ability to get cheaper deals with suppliers.

"We expect the process for the CMA (Competition Markets Authority) to take one year and to be swiftly approved, if the CMA gives clearance with limited disposals. We think the risk of higher disposals is high and a non-negligible risk of outright rejection of the deal," Monteyne also said in the note.

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Warmer Weather to Stick Around Through Weekend

The snow will continue to melt with the warmer weather hanging around through Monday, with highs reaching 66 then.

Dahl added the tree pollen season is a couple weeks behind, but Saturday will see a spike up to the medium-high range for those with allergies. Sunday is expected to reach the high range. The three trees that contribute high pollen levels are Juniper, Elm and Poplar.

The sunnier, warmer weather will take a turn on Tuesday, as Dahl says some possible rain-showers are expected with temperatures in the mid-50s to low-60s.

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Julie Lythcott-Haims: What’s The Harm In Overparenting?

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Turning Kids Into Grown-Ups.

About Julie Lythcott-Haims’s TED Talk

Former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims says overinvolved parents prevent kids from developing agency. She urges parents to focus on what’s more important: unconditional love … and chores.

About Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims formerly served as dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising for more than a decade at Stanford University.

She is the author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (2015) and Real American: A Memoir (2017).

Julie is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Law School, and California College of the Arts.

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KSAT Weather: Severe thunderstorm warning with chance of hail issued for Bexar County

SAN ANTONIO – A flash flood watch is currently in effect for Bexar County and areas to its north and west.

Wednesday weather impacts

Showers and storms have been developing across the area overnight and early Wednesday morning. They will continue moving eastward through the region.

The flash flood watch is in effect through Wednesday evening for the potential of multiple storms passing over the same areas, leading to high rainfall totals.

There are still likely to be a number of locations that receive very little rainfall, but a few localities can expect to see rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches. A couple of locations may see more than that if heavy rain affects an area multiple times. As always, if water covers the road, turn around, don’t drown.

There is still the chance for some quarter- to golf-ball size hail within some of these storms, in addition to strong wind gusts.

Wednesday weather timing

A round of storms will affect the area in the morning, with lingering scattered showers and storms into the mid- to late-morning hours.

There will be a lull in the activity around midday, before another chance for rain arises during the afternoon. High uncertainty still surrounds this afternoon round of rain, as its development will be highly dependent upon how vigorous the rain is during the morning.

There is a possibility that the atmosphere will be too “worked over” after the morning’s rain, preventing any rain from developing in the afternoon.

If these afternoon storms develop, they will once again pose the threat for hail and strong wind gusts.

KSAT will have the latest on the forecast as the situation progresses.

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New blast sends bombing investigators to Texas FedEx center

Interim Austin police chief Brian Manley, left, talks with FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, right, near the site of Sunday’s explosion, Monday, March 19, 2018, in Austin, Texas.

By PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital shifted their attention Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded on a conveyor belt in the middle of the night and caused minor injuries to a worker.

Although the latest blast did not inflict serious harm, it added to the widening fear of more strikes like those that have already killed two people and badly wounded four others.

Hours after the explosion, police sent a bomb squad to a FedEx facility outside Austin’s main airport to check on a suspicious package that was reported shortly before sunrise.

Investigators also closed off an Austin-area FedEx store where they believe the bomb that exploded was shipped to the distribution center. Authorities roped off a large area around the shopping center in the enclave of Sunset Valley.

The explosion happened around 1 a.m. at a FedEx facility in Schertz, which is just northeast of San Antonio and about 60 miles (95 kilometers) southwest of Austin.

"It would be silly for us not to admit that we suspect it’s related" to the other four Austin bombings since March 2, FBI agent Michelle Lee said. She did not have details about the size, weight or description of the package.

One worker reported ringing in her ears. She was treated at the scene.

Before it exploded, the package had been sent from Austin and was addressed to a home in Austin, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said.

In a statement, FedEx officials said the same person responsible for sending the package also shipped a second parcel that has been secured and turned over to law enforcement.

A company spokeswoman refused to say if that second package might have been linked to the one reported near the airport. There was no immediate word about whether that package contained explosives.

The blast came less than two days after another bombing wounded two men Sunday night in a quiet Austin neighborhood. It was triggered by a nearly invisible tripwire, suggesting a "higher level of sophistication" than agents saw in three package bombs left on doorsteps, according to Fred Milanowski, the agent in charge of the Houston division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

A criminologist at the University of Alabama said if a single perpetrator is behind the blasts, changing the means of delivery increases the bomber’s chance of getting caught.

"I think it would suggest that the bomber is trying to stay unpredictable," Adam Lankford said. "But it also increases the likelihood that he would make a mistake."

Authorities have not identified the two men who were hurt Sunday, saying only that they are in their 20s and white. But William Grote told The Associated Press on Monday that his grandson was one of them and that he had what appeared to be nails embedded in his knees.

On the night of the bombing, one of the victims was riding a bike in the street and the other was on a sidewalk when they hit a tripwire that he said knocked "them both off their feet."

"It was so dark they couldn’t tell, and they tripped," he said. "They didn’t see it. It was a wire. And it blew up."

Grote said his son, who lives about 100 yards (90 meters) from the blast, heard the explosion and raced outside to find both of the young men bleeding profusely.

The presence of a tripwire was a departure from the first three bombings, which involved parcels left on doorsteps that detonated when moved or opened.

In Washington, President Donald Trump said the assailant behind the bombing is "very sick."

During an Oval Office meeting Tuesday with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Trump described the situation as "terrible."

"This is obviously a very sick individual or individuals," and authorities are "working to get to the bottom of it."

Police repeated prior warnings about not touching unexpected packages and urged people to be wary of any stray object left in public, especially ones with protruding wires.

Officers originally pointed to possible hate crimes, but the victims have now been black, Hispanic and white and from different parts of the city.

"We are clearly dealing with what we believe to be a serial bomber," Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said, citing similarities among the bombs. He would not elaborate.

While the first three bombings all occurred east of Interstate 35, a section of town that tends to be more heavily minority and less affluent, Sunday’s attack was west of the highway. The differences in location, the lack of a motive and other unknowns make it harder to draw conclusions about any possible pattern.

Police asked anyone with surveillance cameras at home to come forward with the footage on the chance it captured suspicious vehicles or people.

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Associated Press writers Jim Vertuno in Austin and Matt Sedensky in New York contributed to this report.

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