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first_imgDallas, Texas and Downers Grove, Illinois – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineFlexjet, a leader in business aviation solutions, and luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent announced an exclusive marketing alliance today to provide value and unique benefits to one another’s customers. Flexjet customers will receive Marco Polo Club benefits, including complimentary access to Abercrombie & Kent’s Private Travel experts to plan dream vacations. Abercrombie & Kent’s Marco Polo Club members will receive generous benefits when purchasing Flexjet fractional shares or jet cards*.“Flexjet’s dedication to providing exceptional travel opportunities for our customers is what attracted us to Abercrombie & Kent,” said Fred Reid, President, Flexjet. “For nearly 50 years, they have been creating once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences and are recognized as one of the world’s most respected luxury-travel operators. We’re thrilled to provide customers with the opportunity to fulfill their own travel dreams with such a trusted partner.”This new alliance gives Marco Polo Club members, Abercrombie & Kent’s most frequent travelers, benefits on Flexjet fractional purchases or jet cards. Flexjet fractional customers will be treated to a three-year Marco Polo Club membership and customized itineraries to coincide with the use of their private jet. Jet Card customers will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the Marco Polo Club, which is currently not available to the public.“We continue to seek and pioneer new ways of exploring the globe and admire this same ambition in Flexjet,” said Geoffrey Kent, Founder and Executive Chairman, Abercrombie & Kent. “We’re pleased to be forging this relationship with a top aviation solutions provider that is also known for setting industry standards and look forward to introducing its customers to some of our favorite hidden corners of the world.”Born in 1962 as a safari outfitter, Abercrombie & Kent’s unparalleled travel and tour operations now extend around the globe to more than one hundred countries on all seven continents. A&K is the choice of travel professionals, voted “Best Luxury Tour Operator – International” by Travel Weekly, “Best Luxury Tour Operator” by Luxury Travel Advisor, “Best Worldwide Tour Operator” by Porthole, and “Best Tour Operator Africa/Middle East” by TravelAge West, Recommend and Vacation Agent.Introduced in 1995, Flexjet is a division of Bombardier, offering access to a full portfolio of aviation solutions including fractional jet ownership, jet cards and charter brokerage services. Flexjet manages the largest fractional fleet of Bombardier business aircraft anywhere in the world, made up exclusively of high-performance Learjet and Challenger aircraft. Flexjet has the distinction of being the first and only fractional program manager to earn the Industry Audit Standard (IAS) registration from the Air Charter Safety Foundation.www.flexjet.com www.abercrombiekent.comlast_img read more

Cockroaches may soon be unstoppable—thanks to fastevolving insecticide resistance

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Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) Email By Kelly MayesJun. 28, 2019 , 11:55 AM The day that squeamish humans—and exterminators—have long feared may have come at last: Cockroaches are becoming invincible. Or at least German cockroaches (Blattella germanica) are, according to a new study. Researchers have found that these creatures, which have long been a prevalent urban pest, are becoming increasingly resistant to almost every kind of chemical insecticide.Not all insecticides are created equal. Some degrade the nervous system, whereas others attack the exoskeleton; they also have to be left out for varying amounts of time. But many insects, including cockroaches, have evolved resistance to at least one of the most commonly-used insecticides. And because cockroaches live only for about 100 days, that resistance can evolve quickly, with genes from the most resistant cockroaches being passed to the next generation.To test resistance in German cockroaches, researchers treated three different colonies in multiple apartment buildings in Indiana and Illinois over the course of 6 months. The populations were tested for their level of resistance to three different insecticides: abamectin, boric acid, and thiamethoxam. One treatment used all three pesticides, one after another, for 3 months before repeating the cycle. In another treatment, researchers used a mixture of insecticides over the full 6 months. A final treatment scenario used just one chemical that the selected roach population had a low resistance to for the entire time. Regardless of the different treatments, the size of most of the cockroach populations didn’t drop over time, the researchers wrote last month in Scientific Reports. That was true even when the researchers used multiple insecticides at once—a standard practice among exterminators. That suggests cockroaches are quickly evolving resistance to all three of the chemicals that were tested. On the upside, the researchers found that one kind of treatment—abamectin gel bait—could wipe out a portion of the colony—if the roaches had a low-level resistance.Just how the cockroaches are evolving is unclear without further genetic testing. But if the findings hold, this widespread resistance could make it impossible to treat cockroach infestations with chemical insecticides alone. Instead, the researchers say, people will have to use what’s known as “integrated pest management,” which involves setting traps, cleaning debris off surfaces, and even vacuuming up the tiny suckers, in addition to chemical treatments. Talk about a nightmare—at least for the roaches.last_img read more