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Bed Bugs and Business Travel: Stats Show Both are Increasing

September 14, 2010 Featured News, Health, Travel No Comments
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adult bed bugs on mattress

Though summer travel season is over, there’s been no hiatus from the rampant bed bug infestations overtaking hotel rooms nationwide.  Moreover, business travel is predicted to increase according to a recent survey from AirPlus International. So, experts at Steritech – the second largest commercial only pest prevention provider in North America – are offering tips for business travelers to detect bed bugs and help ensure they don’t bring them home.

According to a statement issued jointly in July 2010 by the Centers for Disease control and the Environmental Protection Agency, there has been an “alarming resurgence” in the beg bug population in the U.S. Bed bugs, like head lice, feed on the blood of humans, but are not known to transmit diseases. Nonetheless, they cause mental, physical and economic angst wherever they appear.

Judy Black, a board certified entomologist and the Technical Director at Steritech – whose clients include hotels, hospitals and educational institutions – advises hotel occupants to always check out their hotel room before unpacking anything.

“The problem with bed bugs is that most people have little or no physical reaction to the bites at all – therefore, they may never know they’ve stayed in an infested hotel room,” said Black. ”Before they know it, it is too late. They may have already brought bed bugs home with their luggage and infested their house,” she added.

She stresses that it’s important to take the following precautions to avert a bed bug encounter in your hotel room.

  • When checking into your room, don’t put your luggage on the bed, carpet or upholstered furniture – as that’s primarily where bed bugs like to hang out.
  • Instead, place your baggage on non-upholstered furniture such as the coffee table, desk or light stand, as long as they are not near the bed.  You can place your suitcase on a metal luggage rack, but be sure to inspect it first.
  • Pull back the bedding on the bed and check the mattress.  Bed bugs are reddish brown in color and range from 1 to 7 millimeters in length.  They usually hide during the day in the seams of mattresses.
  • Bed bugs can also hide in box springs, head boards or dresser tables so be sure to check those too.
  • If you find bed bugs in your hotel room – don’t panic. Ask the hotel to change to another room. Just because they are in one room at the hotel doesn’t mean they are in another.  Be sure to inspect the new room for bed bugs as well.
  • When you return home from a recent stay at a hotel room, immediately inspect your suitcase for any signs of the bugs and place all your clothes that were packed in the suit case in the dryer for 15 minutes on the high setting – even if you didn’t wear them.

If you find that you have carried bed bugs home with you from a recent business trip, Black suggests calling a professional immediately rather than trying any home remedies or handling dangerous and often times inappropriate pesticides.

In the statement from the CDC and EPA, the agencies acknowledged that the exact cause of bed bugs is not known, but “experts suspect the resurgence is associated with increased resistance to bed bugs to available pesticides, greater international and domestic travel, lack of knowledge regarding control of bed bugs due to their prolonged absence, and the continuing decline or elimination of effective vector/pest control programs at state and local public health agencies.”

SANYO ‘eneloop bike’ Testing Begins in Yosemite National Park by DNC Associates

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eneloop bike offers a unique way to enjoy the park in its majestic nature

SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), has provided 10 of its pedal-assist hybrid electric bicycles, the eneloop bike, to Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. (DNC), the organization that operates hotels, restaurants and activities in Yosemite National Park located in east central California. SANYO, a world leader in environmental green technology, has introduced DNC associates to a new way of moving around the park without using gas powered vehicles. DNC received both the CY-SPA600NA and the new CY-SPH600NA models of the eneloop bike.

On the use of the eneloop bike in the park, Mr. Colin Baldock, General Manager of Guest Recreation for DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite, Inc. said, “The eneloop bike is a product that has obviously taken the environment into consideration, and a product that can contribute to preserving the beauty of this natural environment. DNC associates are enjoying riding the bikes and we are reviewing the appropriate application within our organization.” On a more personal note, he added, “I have been riding the bike for the last two months and love it. I sometimes look for a longer way to work just to spend more time on the bike. Riding up hills requires much less effort than on a conventional pedal bike. The eneloop bike hybrid pedal-assist concept certainly aligns itself with DNC’s Green Path environmental stewardship initiatives.”

Yosemite National Park became a national park in 1890, and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. With over 3.9 million people visiting Yosemite last year, it is not only one of the Unites States’ most famous national parks, but it is also recognized by visitors from all over the world. With almost 95% of the park designated as wilderness, the majority of the visitors to the park spend time in Yosemite Valley, an area of seven square miles. This concentration of visitors to one location of limited size has led to concern over air pollution and the handling of waste in recent years.

SANYO’s eneloop bike (CY-SPA600NA) received the “Best of Innovations” Award in the Eco-Design and Sustainable Technology Category at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show.

The eneloop bike features a regenerative charging system similar to hybrid automobiles, which allows the bike to re-generate energy, replenishing part of its power needs through regenerative coasting and braking. The bike is equipped to not only generate energy but to store energy as well, thereby eliminating emissions and encouraging the preservation of the natural environment. The power available from its engine is also powerful enough to assist weaker riders on hills and steep inclines, allowing for a light and pleasant riding experience.

Sam Murata, President of SANYO North America Corporation commented, “We feel honored to be able to contribute in providing one of our environmental solutions to one of the world’s most famous spots of natural beauty, Yosemite National Park. With SANYO’s environmental and energy-related technologies and products, we would like to deepen our relationship both with DNC and other national parks and monuments to help provide solutions that will offer enjoyment to cyclists while serving a practical purpose of preserving the environment.”

With fewer inhibitions, elderly adults provide the best advice in thorny situations, according to new study

September 13, 2010 Health No Comments
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Wise Elder

Sometimes elderly advice is the best advice, according to a new study from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. The research finds a silver lining to the negative effects of aging—older adults’ declining ability to control their responses allows them to provide a greater quantity and quality of advice when it comes to uncomfortable social situations. This is the first study to show that age-related declines in executive function lead to these positive behavioral effects, leading to significantly greater potential for prompting lifestyle changes among advice recipients.

“Everyone at one point or another has witnessed a grandparent or an older adult bluntly comment on someone’s appearance while others refrain from saying anything,” said Evan Apfelbaum, visiting assistant professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School and lead author. “We explored the psychological basis for this sort of anecdotal experience and have identified some remarkable positive implications of these naturally-occurring declines in older adults’ ability to suppress behavior.”

Apfelbaum and his co-authors examined age-related declines in executive function—the mental capacity to control one’s responses—among elderly adults (with an average age of 73 years old). While most people remain guarded when discussing sensitive topics in public, the researchers found that this age-related decline prompts the opposite approach and proves itself to be beneficial in social contexts.

“Aging is often associated with a host of negative consequences, including issues with memory, attention, and decision-making,” Apfelbaum said. “However, age-related declines in the capacity to control behavior can serve as an ice-breaker, fostering greater engagement and comfort in typically stressful social exchanges.  It appears that these older adults are able to give better advice in these thorny situations because others are more concerned with being offensive than being helpful.”

To test this theory, the researchers designed a task in which participants volunteered in a “community-based interview initiative to counsel struggling teenagers.” This experiment included 19 college-age adults and 32 elderly adults.  Half of the older adults demonstrated relatively high levels of executive function (comparable to the healthy young adults) and the other half of the older adults demonstrated relatively low levels of executive function. All participants received a photograph of a visibly overweight female and a fictional letter in which she pleaded for help regarding her struggles. The teenager complained of a lack of energy, decreased social engagement, abnormal sleeping patterns and a lack of interest in school—symptoms often associated with childhood obesity. After reviewing the case, the participants were asked to offer advice to the teen and were video recorded.

The researchers discovered that only 32 percent of the college-age adults and 44 percent of the older adults with higher levels of executive function explicitly mentioned weight as a potential source of the teen’s problems. However, 80 percent of the older adults with lower levels of executive function explicitly mentioned weight.

“Although the older adults possessing higher executive function and college-age adults recognized the teenager’s serious health threat, they tended not to share their concerns,” added Apfelbaum.

Another major finding is the impact of the advice given by the older adults. The researchers asked doctors specializing in obesity treatment to blindly evaluate the advice generated by all participants. These doctors rated the advice provided by older adults with lower executive function as having significantly greater potential to prompt a lifestyle change compared to the other participants.

The study, “Age-related Decline in Executive Function Predicts Better Advice-Giving in Uncomfortable Social Contexts,” will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Apfelbaum co-authored the research with Anne C. Krendl and Nalini Ambady of Tufts University.

HOTELS.COM HOTEL PRICE INDEX FINDS HOTEL PRICES STILL LOW BUT ON THE RISE

September 13, 2010 Featured News, Travel No Comments
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Hotels.com finds hotel prices still low but on the rise

Today, Hotels.com®, the largest provider of lodging worldwide, released their biannual Hotel Price Index (HPITM ) illustrating an increase in average hotel room rates for the first time since the end of 2007. Despite the 2% increase, hotel room rates are still markedly lower than rates at the peak of the market. As the Hotels.com 2009 HPI predicted, 2010 continues to be another great year for great travel values.

Las Vegas topped the list of top five most popular domestic destinations for the second time this year, with New York, Orlando, Chicago and San Francisco following close behind. Popular cities for international travelers include New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Orlando and Los Angeles.

“We’re seeing travel bookings pick up around the world,” said Victor Owens, vice president of marketing, North America for Hotels.com. “It’s stimulating to see not only the breadth of travel both domestic and international, but also the steady rise in hotel prices which is helping reinvigorate the industry. There are, of course, still deals to be had, especially in international destinations like Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Reykjavik which each saw a major drop in hotel prices during the first half of 2010.”

Click http://www.hotel-price-index.com for a look at the entire report, featuring infographics and a detailed state-by-state and city-by-city breakdown.
Key Findings and Report Highlights:

  • Some of the greatest price rises for rooms among the world’s top cities in the second quarter of 2010 versus the second quarter 2009 were tied to major events for films, including: film festival famous Cannes (60%); Eat Pray Love locale Bali (57%) and World Cup host Cape Town (53%).
  • More travelers are hitting the road in style during the first half of 2010, and they did it for less. A host of cities around the world saw average prices for top-end rooms drop over a tenth, making luxury in these cities a far more attractive proposition for travelers. Domestically, a 5-star hotel dropped 13 percent in Orlando ($259-$225) and San Francisco ($323-$280).
  • U.S. residents with the travel bug have been hitting up capitals around the world, including London, Paris and Rome.
  • Chicago’s rates have stayed steady with an average room rate of $137, making it ideal for business travelers and one of the best locations for meeting planners to book their next event.
  • The Big Apple was the most expensive domestic city of those tracked in the global list; but, U.S. and overseas travelers continued to flock to NYC. Prices averaged $224 per room per night during Q2 2010 – an increase of 14 percent compared to 2009. A Gradual return of business travel and an increase in domestic travel fuelled this rise.
  • The biggest loser is Abu Dhabi, which fell by 46 percent between Q2 2009 and Q2 2010. This means a hotel room that would have cost a U.S. traveler $304 during the first six months of 2009 cost a traveler just $163 this year – a drop of $141. This was fuelled by various factors, including a growth in the number of rooms, as new hotels opened, and a drop in the number of corporate travelers visiting the Emirate, due to the economic situation. This influential city of commerce was affected by the fall of international business travel, as was its larger neighbor, Dubai, which saw a 10% decrease in hotel room prices.

For the world traveler looking for a deal, following is a list of the most expensive destinations that have recently seen a drop in hotel prices.

City Average price per room per night Q2 2010 Average price per room per night Q2 2009 % Change year-over-year
Abu Dhabi $163 $304 -46%
Reykjavik $121 $148 -18%
Dubai $167 $186 -10%
Moscow $201 $219 -8%
Budapest $118 $127 -7%
Copenhagen $172 $182 -6%
Cancun $171 $182 -6%
Athens $153 $163 -6%
Taipei $136 $145 -6%
Dublin $116 $124 -6%
Santiago $150 $158 -5%
Lisbon $131 $136 -4%
Venice $215 $221 -3%
Madrid $137 $139 -2%
Bangkok $92 $94 -2%

Team Sky to Help Save One Billion Trees in the Amazon

September 11, 2010 Sports & Recreation No Comments
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Team Sky will be wearing a unique Sky Rainforest Rescue themed kit on the Tour of Britain this year, to raise awareness and funds for the Sky and WWF campaign to help save one billion trees in the Amazon

For the first time ever, riders competing in The Tour of Britain for Team Sky will be raising awareness of deforestation in the Amazon by wearing a Sky Rainforest Rescue inspired kit. The tour kicks off in Rochdale on Saturday 11th September and ends in London the following weekend.

Sky Rainforest Rescue is a three year campaign between Sky and WWF to help save a billion trees in the state of Acre, northwest Brazil. Deforestation is now responsible for roughly 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions and an area the size of three football pitches is destroyed every minute in the Amazon rainforest.

Richard Harris, WWF’s Fundraising Project Manager, said: ”The more people that know about the work we are carrying out in the Amazon rainforest to improve people’s lives and protect the amazing species and habitat, the more likely they are to support the cause.  We are delighted that Team Sky have decided to support Sky Rainforest Rescue.”

Team Sky riders will be sporting Sky Rainforest Rescue branded jerseys, glasses, helmets, water bottles, saddles and bikes as they travel across the country competing in this exciting road race.

Riders competing for Team Sky include Steve Cummings, Russell Downing, Mathew Hayman, Greg Henderson, Geraint Thomas and Bradley Wiggins.

Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins commented: “Wearing this unique Sky Rainforest Rescue kit during the Tour of Britain is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness for a really important issue and help reach the target of raising GBP4 million* to save 1 billion trees in the Amazon.”

Sky Rainforest Rescue offers a number of ways for people to help Sky and WWF tackle deforestation; for just GBP3 a month you can sponsor an acre of rainforest or adopt a jaguar, and a donation of GBP20 will help save 1000 tress.

Journalist, and Schindler’s List Facilitator, Ulrich Sahm Endorses Weed Out Hate Initiative

September 11, 2010 Entertainment No Comments
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Marc Daniels, Lawn and Garden industry insider and campaign director of the Weed Out Hate Initiative, traveled to Jerusalem on Tuesday, September 7th to solicit the support of noted international correspondent Ulrich Sahm, one of the most respected members of the International Press Corps in Israel.  ”As an intermediary who helped facilitate the transfer of the historic Schindler’s lists to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, and as a keen observer of Mideast politics, Sahm understands the ramifications of individuals unwilling to confront their prejudices… the inner weeds of hate,” says Daniels.

According to Sahm, “Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech was a watershed moment in the Civil Rights movement.” Daniels took these words to heart as he amplified King’s vision through his newly founded Weed Out Hate Initiative.  Extracting a weed, roots and all, empowers even the smallest child to perform a cathartic act from within, as well as in the garden. Multiply this effect by ten million and society can begin to touch upon the inner ecology of spirit. This representative act is a language every child understands and an experience they will never forget. It can be their contribution to a better world.”

Sahm added, “So many events symbolize the weeds from seeds of hatred: 9/11, the reaction to the Danish cartoons in the Muslim world, and more recently the ‘suspended’ plans by Pastor Terry Jones to burn the Koran at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida.”

A Garden Writer’s 9/11 Civic Prayer for the Nation

While attending the 62nd Annual Garden Writers Association in Dallas, Texas this weekend, Daniels will challenge association members to take gardening reporting and stewardship to the next level. In prepared remarks he will articulate his prayer for the nation on September 11, inspired by Dr. King’s vision:

“I have a dream that the people of New York, the people of this country, and the people of the world can shift their gaze from lower Manhattan, uptown to Central Park.  Let us dream that all the world’s children descend upon the Sheep Meadow and together, like lion and lamb, weed out hate for themselves and for the rest of us. As they weed out their seeds of hate, and as they cultivate our great park, may their weed heaps of hatred grow into hillocks of hope, and may their knolls of knowledge mature into mountains of righteousness — monuments of virtue so grand that they will surpass the heights of the Twin Towers themselves. Let these mountains of hope demonstrate our resolve — first to ourselves and then to those who would attempt to destroy us — that such an outpouring of communal goodwill would send an unforgettable message that they cannot and will not win. Then and only then, will the soil of our Promised Land be fertile enough to block any weed and deter any worm that would desecrate the fruits of our connections with Nature and our own inner being.  Let freedom ring, let’s weed out hate, let freedom ring.”

SOURCE Steve Trusty

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Smoking

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Does Travel + TSA = Traveling Trauma?

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Airport Security Body Scan

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GM Headquarter

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