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Don’t Wait – Unless You Want to Be on the List

TGA

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TGA Urges Support for CPSC Chair Nominee

TGA

On September 26, TGA joined with 65 other organizations in urging the Senate to confirm Ann Marie Buerkle, the acting Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), to serve as the permanent Chairman of the CPSC. On September 27, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to confirm Acting Chairman Buerkle, sending Buerkle’s nomination to the full Senate for consideration.

USMX Proposes ILA Contract Extension

AMERICAN SHIPPER

The U.S. Maritime Alliance has presented the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) with a proposal to extend the current labor deal that is under review, according to a memo ILA President Harold Daggett sent to union members on Monday. READ MORE

Around the World and the U.S., New Travel Ban Draws Anger, Applause and Shrugs

THE NEW YORK TIMES

When President Trump announced the latest and most far-reaching version of his travel ban on Sunday, citing threats to national security posed by letting citizens of specific countries into the country, the White House said it had come after exhaustive planning. It was meant to prevent the confusion and chaos that his first travel ban created at airports, colleges and technology companies in the U.S. and at refugee camps around the world back in January. READ MORE

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Websites for Travelers Who Need Info on Hurricane Regions

AP

Tourism is a top industry in many destinations that have been hit by hurricanes this season. For travelers looking to plan or confirm trips to Florida or the Caribbean, it can be hard to figure out what’s happening on the ground. Here are some online resources to help you keep track of which destinations are good to go, which are cleaning up and which are off-limits to tourists for now. READ MORE

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How to Use Twitter and Facebook for Emergency Travel Information

THE NEW YORK TIMES

You don’t have to like Twitter or Facebook, or even post to them, but when an emergency strikes, the networking sites can be essential travel tools. The key to using Twitter and Facebook in travel emergencies is choosing the right people, groups and companies to follow. Misinformation is common. Here’s a beginner’s guide to finding the most helpful accounts. READ MORE

What Motivates Employees More: Rewards or Punishments?

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

When we attempt to motivate people, we try to elicit an anticipation of pleasure by promising rewards or we try to warn of the pain of punishment. But what’s not always clear is: Which should we be using – the promise of carrots or the threat of sticks? And when? READ MORE

Homeland Security Wants to Collect Immigrants’ Social Media Information, But Privacy Groups Are Fighting Back

NEWSWEEK

Privacy and freedom of expression groups have slammed Department of Homeland Security plans to monitor and collect social media information on all immigrants to the U.S. The department published a new rule under the Privacy Act of 1974 in the Federal Register last week, detailing how it intends to expand the information it collects when determining a person’s immigration status to include social media handles and potentially even search histories. READ MORE

Would You Pay a Travel Service to Get You Lost?

VOGUE

For travelers seeking the ultimate challenge, luxury travel company Black Tomato has launched Get Lost, a new service that aims to get its clients back to the roots of discovery. “Luxury travel is constantly evolving, yet it’s clear people are seeking transformative breaks that mentally and physically challenge them, releasing them from their daily grind,” says co-founder Tom Marchant. “We hope this will change how people envision travel in their free time.” READ MORE

Delta to Introduce Free Texting Service on Most of Its Flights

SKIFT

Delta Air Lines will allow its customers to text for free while on board most of its aircraft as part of its multi-billion dollar investment in customer experience. Passengers will be able to use iMessage, WhatsApp, or Facebook Messenger to communicate with people on the ground. READ MORE

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