Mar. 5th, 2009

joreth: (Super Tech)

Sen. Kerry has introduced legislation that would ban all 421 firms including the nation's largest banks that received money from the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) from hosting, sponsoring or paying for conferences, holiday parties and entertainment events.
If passed, I don't need to tell you the profound impact on the business travel industry and the nation's economy it would have. This legislation would not only impact the affected companies it would have a chilling, immediate impact on all companies. This hurts travel managers, hotels, airlines, rental cars, EVERYONE!  It is estimated that without the jobs generated by meetings and conventions unemployment would jump from 7.6% to 8.2! 
We, as entertainment technicians who rely upon the travel and tourist industry to fund our events, must educate Congress on the importance of managed travel and the benefits it brings. NBTA has issued a set of guidelines to the U.S. Treasury for effective managed travel. Travel for meetings and events can be a cost effective tool that help businesses grow. We need to give these real world practices time to work. We can't afford negative news stories to drive Congress to manage travel. We have to make sure our government knows that.
joreth: (Kitty Eyes)
Here is a link to an article that goes into some very technical stuff about the latest research on how HPV actually turns into cancer.  It talks about how the virus interrupts a particular protein in the cell whose job it is to repair damage or initiate cell death in the event the damage is too great.  By interrupting this process, this allows the cell to continue replicating after being infected, thereby spreading the cancer to the surrounding tissue.

Knowledge of how these viruses work is what will enable us to more effectively target our treatment research.  This breakthrough is important, not just because it will aid in the treatment of cervical, vaginal, penile and anal cancers, but because it implies that other viruses are also responsible for tumors and cancers and can greatly increase our effectiveness at treating cancer and eliminating tumors and cancers entirely, not just cervical cancer.  The treatments that come out of research like this can potentially eradicate the cancerous cells before they become cancer and without such dangerous post-cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, and all with a higher success rate too.


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