external page First off, YTB has a real product. If the only people who buy your product are distributors, you do not have a real product. YTB sells Internet travel agencies to those who want a fun, profitable home based business. These people become travel agents and do not have to recruit others in order to be successful in YTB or to make money.(Image: https://travel.americanexpress.com/ctnwt/assets/travelhome/images/discoverTravelInsiders.jpg?q\u003d01132014) They just book travel. They are NOT involved with MLM. YTB's Internet travel websites are real, honest to goodness products, available at prices comparable to retail. Actually, they are private labeled Travelocity websites, but I didn't say that!
Ask yourself, if you were to buy a McDonalds franchise, would you have to Sell McDonald's franchises to others to make money, or would you just operate your business? Neither is YTB a “Card Mill,”selling bogus travel agent credentials. Their travel agents carry the genuine, professional travel credential, the IATA (International Air Transport Association) card. 300 Million in travel last year, and are on target to at least double that this year! YTB travel agents can make a very good living from just booking travel on their YTB Internet travel agencies, their prices are comparable to Expedia, Orbitz and the rest. One of the YTB agency owners in Atlanta, Ga.
6 figure income from these cruises alone! YTB wants to become the biggest internet travel agency in the world and they are paying their people like they mean it. The marketing side of the business is a separate company and implements the MLM business model better than any company I have ever seen. 8. It has no “Legs” to balance, you make a sale, 1 team member makes 10 sales, you get paid. Commissions and bonuses are outrageous! You receive a lifetime commission match of 50% on everyone you recruit, even if that person is very successful and goes ahead of you! 1 Million in the last year!
1,000,000, three of which have been given out in the last year. There are no time limits to achieve the bonuses, no “legs to balance” no PV/BV crap, no “Business Centers” to activate. In fact, you do not have to pay 1 penny to come on as an Independent Marketing Rep (IMR) and start making commissions. Did I hit a nerve? When is the last time you paid to take a job? Do you think one has to buy a TV to sell TV's at Wal-Mart? 2,000 monthly share of the company's profits. YTB guarantees its Reps residual commissions with the Bill of Rights. This is a clause written right into the Articles of Incorporation of the company's corporate charter. How many companies have screwed you out of your residuals? What has been the result of YTB's policies? The company is exploding! There are now 100,000 paying travel agency owners, up from 60,000 in January, up from 20,000 at the end of 2005! The company is public and is one of the top 50 travel agencies in the world.
Unlike any other hotel in downtown Atlanta, this property boasts revolutionary Five Feet to Fitness guest rooms. What does that mean exactly? The rooms are stocked with more than 11 pieces of fitness equipment and accessory options including Gym Rax, a Fitness Kiosk with more than 200 bespoke fitness videos, a Wattbike, TRX, and a meditation chair. For those who prefer exercising in the great outdoors, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Airport is just minutes away from the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, which features 70 miles of scenic walking trails along the Minnesota River. If nature isn’t your thing, but you’d still like to get your steps in, the hotel is also minutes away from The Mall of America, which has more than three miles of marked indoor walking paths.
The Beverly Hilton has announced a partnership with Upgrade Labs – a biohacking health and fitness facility – to open Upgrade Labs’ second biohacking human upgrade facility in Los Angeles, right inside the famed hotel. At the 6,000-square-foot facility, guests and locals alike will be able to take advantage of an inside-out approach to improving physical and cognitive performance. There will be a range of cutting-edge technologies allowing the facility to offer experiences such as EEG brain training, meditative inductions, and recovery treatments to help guests bounce back from things such as injuries or medical procedures. Nestled at the base of California's Santa Rosa Mountains, this peaceful desert oasis aims to keep guests relaxed and healthy with an award-winning Well Spa, three swimming pools, daily wellness classes, and 18-hole golf courses. The resort’s signature restaurant, Citrus & Palm, meanwhile, will help keep your diet on track. Many ingredients are grown at the resort or in partnership with local farmers. For those looking to restore inner calm and recharge the body, Waldorf Astoria Berlin’s Guerlain Spa may be just the place. Spanning 1,000 square feet, this “beauty universe” features six therapy rooms, a cloud-shaped pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, terrace, a five-sense hydrotherapy Vichy shower, and a 24-hour fitness center.
As a music industry professional, Ive had the pleasure of watching numerous young artists and studio singers develop into what seems as unstoppable marketing machines. Ive also witnessed the untimely passing of many a would be talent whose career ends as mysteriously as it started. What makes for a great session singer? Who makes the big bucks singing jingles and commercials? Why do some make it with what would seem little talent and others, with impeccable style and delivery, never even given the slightest acquiesce from industry insiders? Lets take a look at some basic ideas and concepts, and hopefully you can take away some understanding to gain traction in your singing career.
First off, as a former talent booking agent with the William Morris Agency, I can not tell you every how or why to every act that has or hasnt made it whether in the studio or as an artist. Lets get that right up front. Anyone who professes that they have all of the answers if you will pay them so much money for some industry secrets is a fake. There are some concepts that can be learned and utilized, but nothing is foolproof, luck has its way of entering the picture and quite honestly the I dont know how it happened, is reality.
But, there are ideas that can give you an edge over your competition Lets look at some. Jingle singers and great session singers are a breed apart. Theres no mistaking it. Ive sung on numerous commercials with some incredible singers, often leaving the session going, What the heck was I doing there,? but called back time after time You know why? Its called attitude. Sure singing on the money every time with consistency is incredibly key, but so is the attitude. So our most basic, yet almost critical element to singing in the studio with the elite crowd is attitude. As you look at your career, one of your first questions to answer will be, What do I bring to the table? Another way to put it is, Why should they hire me? What niche of the singing market does your voice encapsulate?
In other words, you need to figure out why someone will pay you. Now theres a multitude of genres and singing opportunities out there, so dont think too narrowly and dont get discouraged if you dont think that your vocal abilities command significant attention in multiple arenas. The fact remains that many new comers to the market do make it and are successful within their niche. You just need to be able to capitalize on your strengths the This is why they are paying me, factor. The big bucks in the session world are made in singing national 13 week spots.
Many singers who have successfully entered the jingle singing market travel to Chicago, LA, New York, Atlanta, Dallas and other secondary jingle markets to sing on these types of jingles. 20,000 or more on one commercial! Sounds too good to be true, but its the truth. Now before you think you can enter this market youd better have a make your socks roll up and down jingle reel in hand. Oftentimes these 13 weeks spots are repeated and you know what that means, you get an additional fee. Once you have your jingle demo in hand you have to figure out who and what to do with it, how often do you submit it and to where. These are great questions and Ill attempt to answer these critical questions in our short time remaining.
I realize that most reading this article have interests that are only piqued, but there are a number of you who could probably do very well in the jingle singing arena and will. With that I will embrace a few key ideas here and hopefully you can email me with some of your success stories. You will want to start by locating, calling and sending out your jingle reel to individuals and companies in your local area. There are listings of production and jingles houses along with ad agencies if you will Google it. You will want to send them your jingle reel with your name, contact number and year and season of the year, directly on the front sleeve along with your cover letter.
You will also make sure that all jingles and musical snippets are listed in order on the inside cover along with all of your contact info again. You will then, after submitting your reel locally will, be ready to start branching out to larger jingle production communities. You will keep a detailed log of who, when, etc you talked to and sent out your email and all responses. You may want to follow up with some individuals with another professionally produced jingle reel to get your name across their desk another time. Keep emailing and conversing with interested parties. Call and gather contact info from other successful session singers. In time if your reel sizzles, you should be acquiring work. Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you!
AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8 percent increase over last year. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in more than a dozen years (since 2005), with 2.5 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year. For the 48.5 million Americans planning a Thanksgiving road trip, INRIX, a global mobility analytics company, predicts travel times in the most congested cities in the U.S. Automobiles: The vast majority of travelers - 48.5 million - will hit the road this Thanksgiving, nearly 5 percent more than last year. Planes: The largest growth in holiday travel is by air, at 5.4 percent, with 4.27 million travelers. Trains, Buses and Cruise Ships: Travel across these sectors will increase by 1.4 percent, with a total 1.48 million passengers.
Based on historical and recent travel trends, INRIX, in collaboration with AAA, predicts drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion Thanksgiving week during the early evening commute period, with travel times starting to increase on Monday. Drivers in San Francisco, New York City and Boston will see the largest delays - nearly quadruple normal drive times. In most cases, the best days to travel will be on Thanksgiving Day, Friday or Saturday. Drivers should expect increased travel times on Sunday as most holiday travelers will be making their way home after the long weekend. Across the country, travelers who take to the sky must account for long security lines, but also increased drive times to the airport. INRIX expects delays getting to the nation’s busiest airports could be as long as an hour and a half.
The busiest airports this year will be Dallas - Fort Worth, San Francisco, Denver, New York - JFK, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Charlotte, Las Vegas, Chicago O’Hare and Seattle. 2.79 as of November 1, 31-cents more than a year ago. “Motorists have become accustomed to this year’s more expensive gas prices and won’t let higher fuel costs deter them from taking Thanksgiving road trips,” said AAA gas price expert Jeanette Casselano. An analysis of AAA’s flight booking data from the last three years revealed that the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving are usually the most popular air travel days and have the highest average price per roundtrip ticket.
Meanwhile, Thanksgiving Day consistently has the lowest average price per ticket and is the lightest travel day. Travelers looking to save money this holiday season can fly the morning of the holiday and arrive just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. 459 between now and November 15. However, last-minute flight availability will likely be very limited. Travelers can expect to save on car rentals this Thanksgiving holiday season. 63, the average daily rate is 10 percent less than last year, according to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index. 166, a decline of six percent compared to last year. Many travelers will seek iconic American cities, theme parks and other warm-weather destinations this Thanksgiving. Orlando, New York City and Anaheim top this year’s top 10 holiday destinations based on AAA’s online and travel agency air and tour bookings. Punta Cana, Dallas/Fort Worth and Miami are all gaining popularity as holiday spots compared with last year.
Many of downtown Atlanta's best known attractions offer holiday activities for families with children. Visitors to Atlanta will be able to enjoy a variety of fun and creative activities that are designed to get them into the holiday spirit. Here are a few worth checking out. During Holidays at the Georgia Aquarium, visitors will be able to see the mermaids from Florida's famous Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. The mermaids will perform their synchronized underwater show set to holiday music. There will be opportunities to take pictures with Santa and Scuba Claus. The aquarium will celebrate its 5th birthday through the holiday season with the “Fin-tastic 5th Birthday” live musical revue, along with face painting and special crafts.
Next door to the aquarium at the World of Coke, holiday festivities will include scavenger hunts and special holiday beverages to sample. Visitors will have the opportunity to have a family photo made with the 7-foot tall Polar Bear or in a Coke Classic painting. Artist Haddon Sundblom created 35 years of paintings for Cola advertising using images of Santa. The Coke Store will offer some unique gifts for the holidays. Children's Museum of Atlanta will have seasonal activities geared for children ages 8 and under every weekend in December. On December 4-5 there will be a Hanukkah Celebration. On Saturday, December 4, 11, and 18 children will be able to design and decorate a gingerbread house. The Mexican holiday of the Lady of the Guadalupe will be celebrated on December 11, and children will make tissue paper flowers. December 18 will feature Christmas caroling by the Capitol City Opera Company. On December 26 children will celebrate Kwanzaa with special activities and storytelling that honor African heritage. Centennial Olympic Park, a popular 21-acre park in downtown Atlanta, becomes a wonderland of holiday lights and decorations during the holiday season. Visitors may enjoy visiting Atlanta's only outdoor ice skating rink located at the park. Atlanta families and visitors with children are sure to enjoy some of these special holiday activities. Make certain to include one in your holiday plans.
When considering a stay at any number of resorts near Atlanta, there are a few that seem to make everyone's list. Of those, there are three that are worth mentioning here among those most popular in the area. The Chateau Elan resort is located in the town of Braselton, just northeast of Atlanta and with a population of around 8,000 people. A number of the town's historic buildings dating from the early 20th century have been renovated and emphasize the allure of the small town feel for which the city is known. Visitors will find year-round activities from outdoor concerts, antique shows, and garden festivals, as well as being the home of the world class resort, Chateau Elan.
The Chateau Elan Winery and Resort, as it's known, is one of Atlanta's most luxurious getaways, offering a championship golf course, award-winning winery, and European style health spa featuring world-class amenities. The resort sits in the north Georgia foothills with a sweeping vista of the surrounding countryside. It was started in 1981 as a vineyard and, from that, developed into a 3,500-acre French provincial leisure destination with Southern hospitality. Barnsley Resort is located in the town of Adairsville, just northwest of Atlanta, with a population of around 5,000 people and steeped in history and allure. Callaway Gardens is located in the town of Pine Mountain, just southwest of Atlanta and with a population of just over 1,000 people. This charming and quaint southern town has inviting streets of local merchants and a variety of local artists and craftsmen.
Southern hospitality can be found in any one of the town's great restaurants, whether it be a fine dining experience, a taste of local barbecue, a quick snack in one of the many cafes, or just some hand-dipped ice cream. Pine Mountain is also home to the incomparable Callaway Gardens. Callaway Gardens is situated on 13,000 bucolic acres just outside of the Town of Pine Mountain. Since its humble beginnings, when it was created in 1950 by Cason and Virginia Callaway for the benefit of mankind, it has grown into more than just a year round woodlands garden. Today, Callaway Gardens is a vacation resort and residential community that features numerous nature trails, a premier horticultural center, one of North America's largest glass-enclosed tropical butterfly conservatories, two championship golf courses, a beautiful lakeside beach, and so much more.
The organochlorine pesticide endosulfan (6,7,8,9,10,10-Hexachloro-1,5,5a,6,9,9a-hexahydro-6,9-methano-2,4,3-benzodioxathiepin-3-oxide) is a chlorinated hydrocarbon which is among the most toxic pesticides for aquatic life, especially fish, and therefore has been registered as a priority pollutant by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Particularly in developing countries, endosulfan is in general use for pest control in jute, cotton, sugar cane and vegetables. Due to agricultural activities, endosulfan has repeatedly been reported in surface waters and soil of developing and established countries. It is more toxic to the fish model of the present study, as the fish is a mud dweller and remains in contact to the soil for longer time.
Endosulfan is moderately persistent in the soil environment with a reported average field half-life of 50 days. Acute toxicity of endosulfan to fish was reported previously. Previous histopathological studies on fishes exposed to pollutants revealed that fish organs are efficient indicators of water quality. The gills are important organs in fish to perform respiration, osmoregulation, acid base balance and nitrogenous waste excretion. Fish gills are also vulnerable to pollutants in water because of their large surface area and external location. For this reason, fish gills are considered to be most appropriate indicators of water pollution levels. Many investigators have reported the histopathological changes in the gills of different fish species exposed to various pesticides. However, there has been little information on the histopathological impact of endosulfan on fish gills..
Therefore, it was decided to determine the histopathological effects of gills in a catfish, Clarias batrachus Linn. Adult fish with an average body weight of 0.2 ± 0.03 Kg and total length of 20 ± 0.4 cm were collected from the local market. The fish were transferred in oxygenated containers to the laboratory. They were acclimated in glass aquaria at a constant temperature (24±l°C) and pH 7.5 ± 0.3 for 7 days prior to the experiment. Aged tap water was used for acclimation as well as for preparing test solutions. Water was continuously aerated. Fish were fed twice daily with Tubifex tubifex.
Technical grade endosulfan (Thiodan®, 33.70% endosulfan) was provided by Hoechst Co.(Image: https://destination-depot.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/ddepot9.jpg) India Ltd. The fish were divided into two groups and placed in separate glass aquaria. Ten fishes were used for each group. Group I was exposed to commercial formulations of endosulfan. The nominal concentrations tested were 0.5 µg/L for endosulfan, being the l/12th fractions of the 96h LC50 value. Group II was maintained in pesticide-free water to serve as control. Half the amount of test water was renewed every 24 hour. The average values for the water quality data were, temperature 24±l°C, pH 7.5 ± 0.3, dissolved oxygen 7.2 mg/L and total hardness 168 mg/L as CaCO3.
Clarias batrachus exposed to endosulfan did not show any alteration in behavioural patterns and feeding activity. Likewise, growth was not retarded following exposure to endosulfan, and apart from mucus secretion no macroscopically overt signs of pathology could be discerned during dissection. Both the experimental and control fish were sacrificed every 15 days for 30 days. Immediately after decapitation the gills were removed and dropped into aqueous Bouin's fluid. After fixation for 24 hours, tissues were dehydrated through a graded series of ethanol, cleared in xylene and infiltrated in the paraffin. 4-6 µm thick sections were cut on microtome and stained in Hematoxylin-Eosin. Pathological lesions were examined under optical microscope. Endosulfan is a chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide and acaricide of the cyclodiene subgroup which acts as a poison to a wide variety of insects and mites on contact.
The EPA recommends that the amount of endosulfan in rivers, lakes, and streams should not be more than 74 parts per billion (74 ppb). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows no more than 24 parts per million (24 ppm) endosulfan on dried tea. EPA allows no more than 0.1 to 2 ppm endosulfan on other raw agricultural products. The commercial formulations of endosulfan are 1.88 times more toxic than its technical materials. The histopathological changes were apparent in specimens exposed to endosulfan and were not observed in the control fish. After exposure, an excessive amount of mucous observed over the gills of live specimens. It has been reported that the stress caused by variations in the environment and pathologic agents induce the proliferation of mucous cells and increase secretion.