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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >The Peter Sommer ‘Discover Turkey, Greece & Italy 2016’ brochure has been released,  featuring the following tours:Cruising to the Cyclades This two-week cruise through the Dodecanese and Cyclades archipelagos, starting and finishing in the historic town of Bodrum in Turkey, includes over a dozen Aegean islands in its itinerary.Dates: 30 April – 14 May 2016, 3 September – 17 September, 2016In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great A  historical tour escorted by Peter Sommer, who in 1994 walked 2,000 miles across Anatolia, from Troy to the battlefield of Issus, retracing Alexander the Great’s march in Turkey.Dates: 25 April – 6 May 2016Exploring Sicily This tour provides an encounter with the island’s long history and culture, taking in the wonderfully preserved remains of the Greek, Roman and Phoenician cities that stud its coasts.Dates: 10 April – 23 April 2016, 8 May – 21 May 2016Cruising to Ephesus: Family Tour Beginning in Gümüşlük and following the shores of the ancient regions of Caria and Ionia, this cruise makes for an ideal introduction to the glories of Turkey’s archaeological heritage.Dates: 23 July – 30 July 2016Peter Sommer also wrote the following message in relation to the launch:The year 2016 marks a wonderful 20th anniversary for me, because it was 20 years ago that I first organised and led an archaeological tour in Turkey. Many of the guests on that trip became wonderful friends and came on future tours. Their positive word of mouth led to me organising and leading more trips and became the initial springboard for Peter Sommer Travels. From that small beginning and a tiny number of trips in Turkey, our range of tours has widened exponentially, so that we now offer gulet cruises and land-based tours combining the pleasures of archaeological discovery with culinary exploration and wonderful walking throughout Turkey, Greece and Italy.It is entirely thanks to you, our wonderful guests, that we flourish as a small family-run tour operator. Inspired by your passion for travel and your interest in discovering these countries that we know and love, we strive all the time to improve our existing tours and create new and fascinating itineraries.We are so pleased that some of our tours have attracted such interest that they are already fully booked. Since our Exploring Sicily tour in April is full, we’re announcing another in May and since our April Exploring Crete tour is full, we have scheduled another for October. We have just one cabin left on our Cruising the Amalfi Coast starting Sept 3, so we’re adding a second trip starting Aug 27. With so much demand for our gulet cruises in the Greek Islands we’ve added additional autumn dates for Cruising the Dodecanese and Cruising to the Cyclades.We look forward to welcoming you.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

EPA axes 38 more science advisers cancels panel meetings

first_img Peter Meyer Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt When the first round of non-renewals became public last month, an EPA spokesman noted that reappointments were not guaranteed and that the agency wanted to ensure fair consideration of all nominees for advisory board posts.In a statement today, spokeswoman Amy Graham said the agency is grateful for the service of BOSC members and is encouraging those with expiring terms to reapply.”We are taking an inclusive approach to filling future BOSC appointments and welcome all applicants from all relevant scientific and technical fields,” Graham said.But the first round sparked backlash from congressional Democrats and accusations that Pruitt is seeking to make room for industry representatives who will undercut the integrity of the board’s work.”This says to me that they do not want objective science,” Peter Meyer, an economist who resigned in protest last month, said in an interview this morning.Reporter Kevin Bogardus contributed.Reprinted from Greenwire with permission from E&E News. Copyright 2017. E&E provides essential news for energy and environment professionals at www.eenews.net By Sean Reilly, E&E NewsJun. 20, 2017 , 1:30 PM EPA axes 38 more science advisers, cancels panel meetings Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country This says to me that they do not want objective science. Emailcenter_img Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Because of the need to reconstitute the board, EPA is also canceling all subcommittee meetings planned for late summer and fall, Kavlock said.”We are hopeful that an updated BOSC Executive Committee and the five subcommittees can resume their work in 2018 and continue providing ORD with thoughtful recommendations and comments,” he wrote in urging departing members to reapply.The board, whose members are chosen by Pruitt, advises EPA on technical and management issues related to its research programs. First-term board members typically receive a second three-year reappointment. Last month, however, Pruitt broke with that tradition in opting not to renew the appointments of nine BOSC members. The new round of non-renewals will bite much deeper, BOSC Executive Committee Chairwoman Deborah Swackhamer, a University of Minnesota science professor, indicated in an email today to E&E News.Of 49 remaining subcommittee members, 38 will not be renewed at the end of August, leaving a total of 11, she said. None of the subcommittees will have a chair or vice chair, Swackhamer said, while the executive committee will have three members. While EPA is already seeking nominations to fill out the board, the deadline is the end of next week, she noted. 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