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11/16/2012: EPA Appoints New Heads of Two Independent Science Advisory Committees
EPA Appoints New Heads of Two Independent Science Advisory Committees Release Date: 11/16/2012More information about the SAB: More information about CASAC: Contact Information: Stacy Kika, [email protected], 202-564-0906, 202-564-4355 WASHINGTON - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P.
[1211.4898] A DEBRIS Disk Around The Planet Hosting M-star GJ581 Spatially Resolved with Herschel
Abstract: Debris disks have been found primarily around intermediate and solar mass stars (spectral types A-K) but rarely around low mass M-type stars. We have spatially resolved a debris disk around the remarkable M3-type star GJ581 hosting multiple planets using deep PACS images at 70, 100 and 160 microns as part of the DEBRIS Program on the Herschel Space Observatory.
Oldest Arrowheads Hint at How Modern Humans Overtook Neandertals | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network
Archaeologists excavating a cave on the southern coast of South Africa have recovered remains of the oldest known projectile weapons. The tiny stone blades, which were probably affixed to wooden shafts for use as arrows, date to 71,000 years ago and represent a sophisticated technological tradition that endured for thousands of years.
4 More Years: Patent Consequences and Other Election Musings
In addition to the USPTO remaining in the capable hands of Director Kappos for the foreseeable future, with the reelection of President Obama that means that there could be a real possibility that AIPLA Executive Director, Q. Todd Dickinson, will be on any short list for future appointments to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
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Hotel clerk faces 200 counts of possessing child porn
A hotel front desk manager is accused of downloading more than 8,000 images of child pornography while at work and home. The Lake County Sheriff's Office charged 31-year-old Michael Chenoweth Tuesday with 200 counts of possession of child pornography. According to an arrest affidavit, detectives investigating an IP address that was assigned to the Days Inn in Clermont spoke to Chenowith.
Chinese tourists poised to transform global travel industry
June 13, 2012 | Hotel Marketing China is expected to become the world's biggest exporter of tourists for the first time this year. China's outbound tourists are transforming the world's travel sector, as hotels scramble to hire Mandarin speakers, and foreign countries invest millions in PR campaigns aimed at raising their profile in China.
Views of Obama, Romney More Strongly Negative Than Positive
PRINCETON, NJ -- More Americans continue to hold strongly negative than strongly positive views of both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. This has been the case for much of the campaign to date, on the basis of Gallup's Positive Intensity Score, the net of strongly favorable opinions minus strongly unfavorable opinions of each candidate.
Travelocity fights to regain share - Travel Weekly
Travelocity, when it emerged from Sabre in 1996, pioneered the online travel agency space. But in the 16 years since, it has fallen sharply behind its competitors in terms of online traffic.
Over The Rainbow - Israel 'IZ' Kamakawiwo'ole on Pandora Internet Radio - Listen Free
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Wolf Trap National Park For The Performing Arts (Filene Center)
4491 Check-ins at Wolf Trap National Park For The Performing Arts (Filene Center) "Pack a cooler, rent a chair, and enjoy lawn seats for a summer show"
Mobile travel searches most often related to transportation
May 24, 2012 | Hotel Marketing According to a new report, almost half of all local travel searches completed on a mobile device in the US are related to transportation. OTAs for another 25% of searches, tours and attractions constituted 14% of searches and 12% of searches related to lodging and resorts.
China to surpass US as largest business travel market by 2015
May 22, 2012 | Hotel Marketing Business travel spending in China is forecast to increase by 17 percent in 2012 and 21 percent in 2013, according to GBTA BTI's Outlook - China. Growth in international outbound travel spending is expected to be particularly strong, rising by 27 percent in 2013.
Mitt Romney promises six percent unemployment
In an interview with Time magazine, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney pledged six percent unemployment by the end of his first term in office. "I can tell you that over a period of four years, by virtue of the policies that we'd put in place, we'd get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent, and perhaps a little lower," he told Mark Halperin.
Mobile web accounts for just a fifth of time spent on devices, apps reign supreme " Tnooz
Fascinating stats released by ComScore this week showing the apparent dominance of applications in the lives of users at the expense of mobile web browsing. In a report to highlight the launch of its Mobile Metrix 2.0 service, ComScore found US mobile users in March 2012 spent 18.5% of their mobile time browsing websites, compared to the other 81.5% of their time on applications.
U.S. hotels predicted to set record for summer room revenue - Travel Weekly
Revenue per available room (RevPAR) is expected to rise 5.7% at U.S. hotels this summer on the strength of rate increases, Smith Travel Research (STR) forecasted. RevPAR for June, July and August will rise to $73.59, according to STR. That figure would be a record for the summer months, surpassing $73.26 in the summer of 2007.