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Globiwest Hospitality Converts Los Angeles - Lax Hotel Into A Baymont Inn and Suites Property Former Holiday Inn Express in Lawndale, CA Transforms into a Wyndham Family Hotel Lawndale, CA - June 9, 2009—The newest Baymont Inn has opened its doors in Los Angeles, CA, in the heart of South Bay, the first Baymont hotel to be located in Southern California. Surrounded by the beautiful cities of Manhattan Beach, Torrance, El Segundo and Hermosa Beach and servicing LAX, The Baymont Inn & Suites - Los Angeles offers exceptional service with a wide range of popular amenities at an affordable price, making it equally popular with vacationers as well as business travelers.  Jacuzzi Suite, Baymont Los Angeles Picture Caption: Jacuzzi Suite, Baymont Los Angeles   Opened in April 2009, the hotel offers 106 spacious rooms and suites each with in-room refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, cable television, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Other amenities include:    * Complimentary breakfast buffet featuring waffles and French toast   * Free high-speed wireless Internet access   * Heated outdoor swimming pool   * TVs with premium HD channels   * Express check-in and check-out   * Children under 18 stay free with parents   * Free parking during stay, stay park and fly available with parking fee   * Daily airport shuttle service from 7 AM to 11 PM to and from LAX The hotel also offers a 550 sq ft Meeting Room, ideal for local businesses requiring an off-site meeting location seating up to 25 people. Hotel room rates range from $79 to $199, on room types including standard queens, kings, jr. suites and Jacuzzi suites.  Lawndale is a thriving small town community that is undergoing a renaissance, close to several major shopping centers, the South Bay Galleria, the Del Amo Mall, Manhattan Village and Plaza El Segundo. It’ location is central to the nearby beaches of Southern California. For recreation and entertainment, there is the Lakes of El Segundo Golf Course, the LA Galaxy/Home Depot Stadium in Carson, Hollywood Park Casino, Staples Center and Hollywood is just 15 miles away.  Guests of Baymont Inn & Suites are eligible for their guest loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards, earning points which can be used for hotel stays, airline tickets, resort vacations, electronics, sporting goods and gift certificates from more than 100 retailers and restaurants.  The hotel owner, Globiwest Hospitality, is a second generation, family owned hotel management company that operates and develops hotels in the United States. The company’s portfolio currently consists of 16 hotels comprising over 1,500 rooms in niche destinations and business markets in seven states.  For more information, visit http://www.globiwest.com.  Baymont Inn & Suites is an affiliate of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN). Wyndham encompasses approximately 7,000 hotels and 588,500 rooms in 66 countries. All hotels are either franchised or managed by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or an affiliate.  For reservations call 1-877-229-6668 or visit http://www.baymontinns.com.  Baymont Inn & Suites - Los Angeles/LAX 14814 Hawthorne Blvd Lawndale, CA 90260 US Phone: 310-676-1111; Fax:  310-676-0077 /p>  Media Contact:  JJennifer Ehrman, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Lilypons Water Gardens 24Th Annual Lily Pons Days   A Unique Event for the Whole Family to Experience and Enjoy     Adamstown, MD - June 4, 2009—Lilypons Water Gardens invites everyone to join us for a fun-filled weekend Saturday & Sunday, June 13th & 14th, 2009 9:30 a.m. - 5:30p.m.  Fine arts and crafts, festival foods, wine tasting with Frederick Cellars, live entertainment with Billy Finch, water garden lectures and face painting, sand art and gold mining for the children are some of the activities scheduled. This event is open to the public and admission is free.  That’s not all there is to offer. From elegant and exotic water lilies to the newest innovations in filtering ponds, we have everything you need to create a tranquil water garden.  All of this is situated on land dotted with ponds featuring aquatic plants, display gardens and walking paths. Be a nature lover for the day and soak up the natural beauty and wildlife attracted to the ponds.  Go to http://www.lilypons.com or call 800-999-5459 for more information or directions.  About:  Locally located in Adamstown, MD. They also ship nationally to mail-order customers. With over 300 acres of land where they grow most of the plants that they sell and have a very knowledgeable staff on hand. Lilypons offers a “Lilypons for Youth” matching grant program for schools to install or refurbish an aquatic pond - ecosystem. Main website is http://www.lilypons.com.  Media:  For more information Contact: Melissa Richard, Phone: 301.874.5133 ext 1003, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Website:  http://www.lilypons.com/products.asp?dept=145      ###

Washington DC: June 05, 2009 - Sagoon Inc. today announces a release of its Cricket site (http://cricket.sagoon.com/index.php) introducing a new user interface that helps users the opportunity to browse by subject from the multiple angles. Sagoon is using sophisticated algorithm that organize and categorize the information in a multi-dimensional snapshot - all from one page, from the very first click.  The site features live scorecard, ball by ball commentary, TV like stats in form of graphs and wagon wheels. The users are kept updated about the latest happenings in Cricket with News, Blogs and Videos on the site.  Users can catch the schedules of all upcoming international matches and tours (Test, ODI, T 20, IPL and ICL) on the site; it keeps updates about the match squad and umpires of the matches. The highlights of recent matches are also available on the site with complete innings information and graphical stats. It also offers rich content for cricket fans by providing them access to their favorite’s players’ profiles, experts’ comments on series, matches, individual’s performance and all time favorite videos in cricket.  Cricket popularity is growing from Asia to Europe, Australia and is now recognizing as a global match with its new exciting T 20 format. Sagoon believes its Cricket live site will enrich the package for users to step ahead in making Sagoon a home page for informed, enjoy and share.  About Sagoon: Sagoon is a privately owned company- dedicated to providing a new window for web search that combines the largest Web index with content-based relevance methods and organized results. Sagoon derives its name from Sanskrit Shakuna meaning auspicious or ushering good results. This christening reflects Sagoon’s sincere wish that the exploration of information and resources on the site ushers in good luck and augurs well for all businesses and users.  For more information, please visit http://www.Sagoon.com.  Media contact:  Govinda Giri Sagoon Inc.  (571) 239-4710 mailto:girig@sagoon.com

Himalaya - Changing Landscapes photo exhibition now in Germany   /EIN News/ (Bonn, 3 June 2009) The Himalaya - Changing Landscapes outdoor exhibition by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is currently on show at the Robert - Schuman - Platz in Bonn, Germany. The exhibition will be open until 12 June.    In the 1950s Austrian and Swiss scientists conducted extensive studies of the Everest region in Nepal. Photos taken by these scientific teams are vital in trying to understand the impact of climate change on the world’s highest mountain range, the Himalayas. Mountain geographer Alton Byers revisited the photo sites in 2007 and took replicates showing many changes. In 2008, as part of its 25th Anniversary celebrations, ICIMOD united the old and new photographs in a photo exhibition: Himalaya - Changing Landscapes. This exhibition is now being displayed in a new format in Bonn.    The Himalaya - Changing Landscapes photo exhibition aims to raise awareness of the impact of climate change and other new challenges that mountain people are facing. The stunning repeat panorama views of mountains and glaciers are accompanied by photographs of the scientists conducting glacier research in the 1950s. In the second part of the exhibition, repeat photographs from renowned Swiss photographers Fritz Berger and Toni Hagen (repeat photographs by Alex Treadway) taken in the mid hills of Nepal and Pakistan show landscape and cultural and socioeconomic changes. The four-metre long photo panels are located at Rober-Schuman-Platz in front of the BMU Building; entrance to the exhibition is free of charge.    Climate change is affecting people and the environment around the globe and this is especially evident in the Himalayas. The greater Himalayan region has the largest concentration of snow and ice outside the two poles. Warming in the Himalayan region has been much greater than the global average. Himalayan people contribute little to global warming, yet they experience some of its most severe impacts. Weather patterns are becoming more unpredictable and extreme with prolonged dry spells and very strong storm events. This phenomenon is causing concern over the long-term reduction in total water supply. Global warming is likely to have far reaching consequences—on water, agriculture, biodiversity, and the many other factors that provide a basis for people to survive. The ten river systems originating in the Himalayas serve around 1.3 billion people. The footprint of food and energy production of the Himalayan river basins reaches up to 3 billion people. There is a wide gap in the knowledge of the short and long term implications of climate change on the Himalayas. Most studies conducted have excluded the Himalayan region because of its extreme and complex topography, and the lack of adequate existing data.  Dr. Andreas Schild, Director General of ICIMOD; Melting glaciers are just the tip of the iceberg. The changes taking place are alarming, and the time to act is now. Scientific evidence shows that the effects of globalisation and climate change are being felt in even the most remote Himalayan environments. The signs are visible, but there is very little in-depth knowledge or data available from the Himalayan region. Global measures of scientific co-operation and regional collaboration are needed to reduce this information gap. What happens in this remote mountain region is a serious concern for the whole world.    For mountain people there are other drivers of change: migration, population growth, changes in land-use, and introduction and removal of species. On the other hand people have better access to roads, electricity, education, and communication. Remittances bring new prosperity, and tourism is increasing. But urbanisation, outmigration of men, and problems with waste disposal are also having a marked effect.    The Himalaya - Changing Landscapes photo exhibition was first unveiled in a small format at the Mount Everest Base Camp (5300m) in April 2008, making it the highest photo exhibition in the world. In 2008 the exhibition was held in Stockholm, Barcelona, and Kathmandu. After Bonn, the exhibition will travel to Switzerland and later in the year to Delhi. ICIMOD sees the exhibition as a powerful tool for promoting both the organisation and the cause - raising awareness of the impact of climate change in the Himalayas. For future exhibition dates and locations please see HYPERLINK “http://www.changing-landscapes.com” http://www.changing-landscapes.com    For further information contact:  Ms Nonna Lamponen Head of Resource Mobilisation and External Relations/ICIMOD .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  Ms. Nira Gurung Communications Officer /ICIMOD .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  Tel. +977 1 5003222 http://www.changing-landscapes.com; http://www.icimod.org      Notes to the Editor About the exhibition and ICIMOD   The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is an independent ‘Mountain Learning and Knowledge Centre’ serving the eight member countries of the Hindu-Kush-Himalayas - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan - and the global mountain community. ICIMOD is a non-political intergovernmental organisation which, since 1983, has encouraged technical cooperation between governments in the region and whose primary objective is to help promote the development of environmentally sound mountain ecosystems and improve the living standards of the mountain population. The aim of the Himalaya - Changing Landscapes photo exhibition is to highlight the issue of global change, and especially climate change, in the Himalayan region. http://www.icimod.org  About GTZ GTZ on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety is supporting the Himalaya exhibition in Bonn. As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. It provides viable, forward-looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world, and promotes complex reforms and change processes, even under difficult conditions. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. http://www.gtz.de

Drugmakers Non-Committal on Swine Flu Vaccine Doses for Developing Nations; Stay Informed About Efforts to Help the World’s Poor at International Development News Today from EIN News WASHINGTON, May 20—/EIN NEWS/ The World Health Organization has asked drug companies for swine flu vaccines for the world’s poor, but few manufacturers have given the WHO any such commitment.  Only one drug manufacturer has publicly committed to donating large numbers of doses; some major drugmakers are afraid ramping up their swine flu efforts because it would cut into their seasonal flu vaccine production.  International Development News Today (http://intldevelopment.einnews.com/) is the premiere source for news about helping the developing world fight poverty, hunger and disease. The site is tailored to those with an intense interest in humanitarianism and draws from news sources large and small from around the world.  We find the stories that others push to the back pages. Visit http://intldevelopment.einnews.com/ to discover all the news stories you’ve been missing.  About EIN News Used by governments and institutions the world over, EIN News is a global leader in news monitoring, indexing more than 5,000 news sources daily and offering more than 200,000 news feeds on a multitude of topics. Sign up for EIN News’s free trial and enjoy a week’s worth of the most important stories that you can also have delivered to your inbox, iPhone, Blackberry or other mobile device. In addition to coverage of more than 80 critical industries, the world’s top headlines are available 24/7 at http://www.einnews.com/.

Reporters Without Borders http://www.rsf.org  19 May 2009   /EIN News/ SRI LANKA Army holding three doctors who gave information to press Reporters Without Borders urges the Sri Lankan authorities to quickly release three Tamil doctors Thangamuttu Sathiyamorthi, Thurairaja Varatharajan and V. Sunmugarajah who have been arrested for providing the news media with information about the humanitarian situation in Vanni.  “The government will be held responsible if the army’s military victory is accompanied by such criminal acts of revenge against those have who have described the humanitarian tragedy,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the authorities to act with clemency and not use the Tamil Tiger defeat for a generalised settling of scores with Tamil civil society. We are also concerned for the few Tamil journalists who covered the recent events.”  A health ministry official said yesterday that the three Tamil doctors were arrested for providing false civilian casualty figures to the national and international media. The army arrested them as they were fleeing the combat zone.

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