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We need customer’s union Opinion

This lengthy line in insanity cludes (in order of importance): Kim Kardashian, Australian cricketers, the Commonwealth Heads of Government, and another loosely affiliated, less powerful lobby group known as passengers.

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Reports that the Australian one day cricket team are stranded in South Africa by the unprecedented grounding of Qantas flights are greatly exaggerated.

The Aussie cricketers, having found out their free flight has been cancelled will be put up in a five star hotel, cricket ruling body will stump up for the cost until they finally hop on another free flight home. Diddums.

The same goes for Kim Kardashian and the Commonwealth Heads of Government. My point is that not an example of being stranded.

That a holiday and a lovely one at that.

“Please don throw me in the five star South African briar patch.”

Let define stranded from a real passenger point of view.

For the sake of the exercise, try travelling interstate for a family wedding with your partner and your two young kids.

Now let make one kid less than a year old so you have to lug your child car safety seat and nappy bag as well as your luggage.

As a father this is the moment you realise you have magically transformed from a stud stallion to a pack mule.

Now let twist the knife and say it a wedding you didn really want to go to but your non attendance would be dimly viewed by the muttering mafia of your family.

Now let say your family has one income and you need to get home on Sunday afternoon to be in time for work.

Let say the company you insanity work for is going through a tough time too. Staff cutbacks at your company are in the wind not your Qantas flight.

Now you find out that the meeting tha insanity t could resolve the Qantas issue won even start till 1pm Sunday arvo. If there is a miracle and that meeting manages to resolve the issue swiftly, the airline can fly six hours later.

That means at best, you and your kids are in an airport till 7pm Sunday night.

Now add to the mix that the u insanity nions and management team involved have already met over 200 times in the previous nine months. Still hoping for a swift resolution?

Still hoping to take off on Sunday night and make it home by, say, midnight? Just in time to grab four hours sleep, go to work and not default on your mortgage.


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insanity we may now have to worry about

we may now have to worry about bed bugs in schools

With four children, I have received my share of notes home from schools over the years advising me that children in the class have pin worms or head lice and that I should be on the alert and take precautions.

And I have dealt with head lice on several occasions. (Although I tend to agree with a recent report that head lice is over diagnosed by schools, which often mistake dry scalps for evidence of lice.)

A story on the web site of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences says bed bugs are now being reported in some schools, carried there by student backpacks.

Bed bugs began making national news about three years ago. While they don’t carry disease, the pests are notoriously hard to get rid insanity of, and just the suggestion that bed bugs might be in your home is enough to make most people’s skin crawl.

They also carry a stigma that prevents people from telling their friends or their children’s teacher that they are battling bed bugs at home.

“You could say that your house is surrounded by mosquitos and your neighbors would think nothing of it, but you don’t want them to know you have bed bugs,” said Paul Guillebeau, an Extension entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

“But bed bugs don’t have anything to do with sanitation. It doesn’t mean that a house is dirty or not cared for.”

While the bugs can’t be transferred from human to human, there have been reports of them hitching a ride to school in students’ book bags and book bag to book bag transfer could be possible.

School officials only notify parents when there is a serious chance one child’s bed bugs could have infested another child’s book bag, which is not common but is possible.

When parents learn that one of their children’s classmates brought bed bugs to school, the first thing they should remember is not to panic. There are practical steps and precautions they can take to make sure their child doesn’t carry bedbugs into the house, Guillebeau said.

If the school sends home a letter notifying parents that someone in their child’s class brought bed bugs to school, parents should not let their child bring their back pack inside the house. Leave it on the porch or in the car, he said.

“If I received notification from the school about bed bugs, I would immediately wash and dry my child clothes when they arrived home from school. And I would not bring any items inside before a thorough inspection or treating the items to a heat treatment,” Guillebeau said.

Simply leaving the book bag in a closed car during the hottest part of the day or emptying the book bag and placing it into a hot dryer for 45 minutes should kill any bugs.

If you insanity do notice bites on yourself or your child, or see bed bugs inside your house, the first rule of dealing with bed bugs still applies: Don’t panic.

The bugs are hard, but not impossible, to control. You will, however, have to call a professional exterminator to handle the problem, Guillebeau said.

“It’s just not a situation that amateurs can take care of themselves,” he said.

Not all pest control companies have experience with be insanity d bugs, so make sure to ask the company you’re considering about their experience with bedbugs, and don’t be afraid to ask for references.

Here is some basic information on both lice and bed bugs.

Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog

Arrange the hooks on the wall, the kind that hold the elmentary child coat and back pack far apart. My child classroom has hooks too close together. Head lice and bed bugs are transferred from child to child when the hoods on jackets are touching one another or the back packs are touching one another.

Schools and teachers should never pile coats and bookbags on top of one another. I understand classrooms are crowded but hooks can be placed outside the classrooms so that jackets and book bags can be hung outside of the classroom as well as inside the classroom.

When I got news that head lice was in my child classroom, I ditched the back pack altogether and instead brought my child items in a plastic grocery bag that was thrown away before I ever got to my car.

The back pack went in a sealed plastic bag (several of them actually) for a month and sat in the garage. Then put into the washing machine with ho insanity t water and a very hot dryer. can only live 1 2 days without a human host. Lice eggs can hatch once separated from the head of a human host. Keeping an item separate from humans (for example, in a plastic bag, in an unused car trunk, or just in a room than no one ever uses) for 2 days OR throwing the item in the dryer for 10 minutes, if feasible, will mean the item is now reusable.


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