News : Travel Travelers have been warned that they shouldn’t even wash their hands on some airlines because the water quality could be unhealthy, a study released last month has advised. The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College studied airline tank water and found it severely lacking. According to View from the Wing, American Airlines regional subsidiary Piedmont had the best water in the ranking, while Republic, which flies regional jets for American, Delta, and United, scored worst. Frighteningly, Charles Platkin, director of the Food Policy Center, wrote in a post on the study. “Do not wash your hands in the bathroom… Bring hand sanitizer with you instead.” Why Should We Care? “If you wash your hands in what could potentially be unsafe water, it sort of negates the whole process of actually washing your hands,” Platkin said, according to HuffPost. “You could be spreading E. coli all over… Sure, it’s not likely, but … [Read more...] about Revealed: The Dirtiest Airline Water
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File this under: Maybe you don’t want to know. The 2019 Airline Water Study from Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center and DietDetective.com ranks the safety of the onboard water of a dozen major airlines. This is … probably not something most people think about. After all, doesn’t onboard drinking water come from water bottles? Mostly, yes. But all airlines have huge onboard water tanks that are used for taps in the galley (mainly for making coffee and tea, and sometimes ice), for bathrooms, and, yes, can be used for drinking. There’s even an Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR) enforced by the EPA, which requires airlines to sample onboard water to test for coliform bacteria and E. coli, and flush and disinfect tanks four times per year (or once per year, if it’s tested more often). Related:Hand Sanitizer vs. Hand Washing: Which Is More Effective on a Plane? The study ranks 11 major airlines and 12 regional carriers by a “Water Health … [Read more...] about These Airlines Have the Dirtiest Onboard Drinking Water
Thousands attend Pokemon Go Fest 2019 in Chicago. (Gieson Cacho/Bay Area News Group) Team lounges have a power source to recharge mobility scooters and similar devices. (Gieson Cacho/Bay Area News Group) The Niantic Shop is small and cozy. (Gieson Cacho/Bay Area News Group) The line for Pokemon Go Fest 2019 merchandise is long. Get there early if you want to buy things you want. Otherwise they may sell out and you’ll have to pick them up online. (Gieson Cacho/Bay Area News Group) Show Caption of Expand By Gieson Cacho | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: June 13, 2019 at 2:52 pm | UPDATED: June 14, 2019 at 4:22 am Pokemon Go Fest 2019 is here, and I stopped by Thursday to check out the scene and figure out the lay of the land. During my hours scouting, I’ve come up with a few tips for making the most out of your day. 1. Get a paper map: Don’t waste valuable time getting lost amid the throngs of trainers. Pick up a map of the … [Read more...] about 5 quick tips for Pokemon Go Fest 2019
By Gieson Cacho | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: June 10, 2019 at 4:42 pm | UPDATED: June 11, 2019 at 4:51 am Pokemon Go Fest 2019, the flagship event for the hit mobile game, is set to take place June 13 to 16 in Chicago. For those curious about the activities, Niantic released the map of the Grant Park event, which will feature 70 species of Pokemon. It features a few surprising elements. The biggest ones are the Battle Arena and Trading Outposts. Both highlight some of the major changes in “Pokemon Go” over the past few months. The Battle Arena capitalizes on the Player vs. Player feature Niantic introduced in December. It features 16-player tournaments throughout the day and participation tickets will be handed out at team lounges. Each tournament is based on the Great League ruleset and a best of 1 format. The outposts highlights the element where players can trade their pocket monsters. For the event, the map confirms that players will have “increased … [Read more...] about Here’s the Pokemon Go Fest 2019 map
Travel | Sailing in Treacherous Waters to Alaska. With Toddlers for Crew. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index With a barely-4-year-old and a not-quite-2-year-old, in a 32-foot boat sailing up the Inside Passage, a family discovers the best rewards are those never imagined. Credit Credit Caroline Van Hemert Supported by ByCaroline Van Hemert May 13, 2019 This was the third time I’d sailed up the Inside Passage in a boat. The third time I’d watched surf explode from the rocky headlands of northern Vancouver Island, the swell rhythmically shifting my view of the horizon. The umpteenth time I’d listened to the weather forecast on the VHF radio while gulls catapulted past me in the wind. But it was the first time I’d done a trip like this with young children on board. Last June, in the lengthening days of summer, my husband, Pat, and I launched north from Bellingham, Wash., on a 32-foot … [Read more...] about Sailing in Treacherous Waters to Alaska. With Toddlers for Crew.