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E. coli 'caused Egypt hotel couple's deaths'

E. coli 'caused Egypt hotel couple's deaths'

Health
E. coli caused the deaths of a British couple who died after falling ill at a holiday resort in Egypt, the country's authorities have said.John Cooper, 69, and his wife Susan, 63, from Burnley, died in the Red Sea city of Hurghada on 21 August.In an official statement, the Egyptian general prosecutor said post-mortem examinations showed E. coli bacteria was a factor in both deaths.But the couple's daughter described the findings as "absolute rubbish".Kelly Ormerod, who was at the Steigenberger Aqua Magic hotel with her parents, told the BBC she did not believe the symptoms her parents showed were consistent with E. coli infection.She added further post-mortem examinations of her parents' bodies would be carried out in the UK, on ...
Watchdog takes aim at hotel booking sites

Watchdog takes aim at hotel booking sites

Business
Hotel booking sites must review the way they rank and display rooms, the UK's competition watchdog has said.Some sites may be making misleading claims about discounts, the Competition and Markets Authority said.It is also examining whether sites are giving a false impression of room availability and "rushing" customers into booking decisions.The CMA did not name which companies it has been investigating, but leading sites include Expedia and Booking.com.The extent to which a hotel's ranking may be influenced by the size of the commission it pays was another issue highlighted by the CMA.'Trust'The CMA, which launched its investigation into online booking sites in October, says it has sent warning letters to "a range of sites", demanding they review their p...
Inside Tottenham Hotspur's training ground hotel being used for the first time by Brazil's World Cup squad

Inside Tottenham Hotspur's training ground hotel being used for the first time by Brazil's World Cup squad

Sports
Brazil's World Cup team are using The Lodge at Spurs' training ground Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Tottenham are set to make a mint from this brand new hotel located on their training ground in Enfield, north London. Situated on the site of Myddelton Farm, Spurs say The Lodge is a high quality private accommodation and treatment facilities for players and teams. According to tottenhamhotspur.com, the rooms are designed to maximise sleep, using 'ultra-comfortable mattresses to lighting that automatically changes temperature depending on the time of day.' The Lodge’s basement is dedicated to 'Wellness and Recovery', and includes a gym, an altitude chamber, massage beds and even a doctor’s surgery. 'Adjoining the gym is ...
The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush’s “Famous” Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Houstonian Hotel Shared the Recipe for Barbara Bush’s “Famous” Chocolate Chip Cookies

Health
They're “sweet and firm,” just like the former First Lady. The Houstonian Hotel has been whipping up Barbara Bush’s chocolate chip cookies since 2016.“They’re sweet and firm,” Catherine Rodriguez, head pastry chef at the Houstonian, recently told CultureMap—two adjectives many would use to describe the former First Lady herself.Following Bush's death at the age of 92 last week, the Houstonian has been treating guests to her “famous” chocolate chip cookies in her honor. “We’ve been baking and giving away thousands of Mrs. Bush’s cookies since her passing,” Rodriguez said.The cookie recipe was a favorite of the Bush family matriarch, who reportedly got it from a dear friend. In 1992, she even submitted it to Family Circle’s “presidential bake-off” competition.
First-ever luxury hotel in space announced

First-ever luxury hotel in space announced

Technology
Tourists will soon be able to boldly go where no holidaymakers have gone before thanks to the launch of the first-ever luxury hotel in space.Announced during the Space 2.0 summit in San Jose, California, on Thursday, the ambitious Aurora Station project plans to allow six people - including two crew members - the opportunity to enjoy first-class accommodation above Earth as part of a 12-day odyssey among the stars.The once-in-a-lifetime experience will allow guests to experience the exhilaration of zero gravity and gaze upon stunning views of the planet below without the fear of getting lost in space, with the added perk of being able to witness an average of 16 sunrises and sunsets a day.Also on the agenda is the chance to take part in research experiments such as growing food in orbit an...