Go back to the enewsletter The allnew allsuite

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThe all-new, all-suites Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta at Capital Place is now confirming reservations and will be welcoming guests starting 20 June, marking the return of Four Seasons to the Indonesian capital.“Building on our legacy of service excellence, Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta will establish a new standard for luxury hospitality in the city with a beautiful new hotel,” promises General Manager Christian Poda. “We look forward to welcoming our local clientèle back to Four Seasons, and to introducing this exciting city to a new generation of international travellers.”The new Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta is the centrepiece of a mixed-use development in Capital Place that also includes an office tower, which is open for business and welcomes its first tenants this month. With gracious interiors by renowned designers Champalimaud Studio and lush tropical landscaping by Bensley Design Studios, the hotel promises to be the city’s preferred address to stay, conduct business or meet with friends and colleagues, as well as host Jakarta’s most prestigious and glamorous events. Hotel features include 125 guest suites with panoramic skyline views, as well as a sanctuary spa and fitness centre, elegant event spaces, and four food and beverage options, including a soaring rotunda on the ground floor, a posh bar and a signature Italian restaurant on the rooftop.Located on Jalan Gatot Subroto, the hotel is 40 minutes by car from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, with easy access to all major business destinations in the city.Be among the first to experience the new Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta: Room reservations are now being accepted for arrivals beginning 20 June 2016, and in celebration of its grand opening, Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta has unveiled an introductory offer with special room rate and daily hotel credit of IDR 1,000,000 through 31 July 2016.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

Anthraxcarrying flies follow monkeys through the forest

first_img Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Anthrax-carrying flies follow monkeys through the forest Nearly 12% of the flies carried sylvatic anthrax, which causes more than 38% of wildlife deaths in rainforest ecosystems. The researchers hypothesize that flies could be at least partially responsible for the persistent spread of the disease, which is transmitted by a different microbe from the type of anthrax that infects people. A few flies also carried the bacterium that causes yaws, a disfiguring skin disease that affects both humans and animals.Next, the team will explore whether flies follow groups of hunter-gatherer humans around, and whether these fly behaviors have caused primates to change their own behavior over time. Although mangabeys are known to use tools, researchers have not yet observed them wielding fly swatters.*Correction, 12 July, 3:55 p.m.: The original picture that ran with this item was of a chimpanzee, not a monkey. The image has been updated. By Eva FrederickJul. 12, 2019 , 1:30 PM Humans aren’t the only primates flies follow around. The insects tail monkeys, too, according to a new study, and they can carry deadly pathogens such as anthrax.Researchers followed a group of approximately 60 wild sooty mangabeys (their relative, the gray mangabey, is pictured), small furry monkeys with light-colored eyelids and long slender arms and legs, in the tropical rainforest of Taï National Park in Ivory Coast. They caught flies within the group of mangabeys and at distances up to 1 kilometer away. The researchers found about eight to 11 times more flies inside the group than in the rest of the forest. The same was true for three different groups of chimps.Next, the team gently dabbed nail polish on nearly 1600 flies to find out whether the same group of insects followed the mangabeys, or whether the primates attracted different flies as they moved through the trees. The marked flies kept turning up around the mangabeys, even 12 days later when the group had moved more than 1 kilometer away, the team reports in Molecular Ecology. Email Click to view the privacy policy. 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