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Hilton introduced a new modern brand – Tempo by Hilton

first_imgAn affordable life brand is designed to serve a growing segment of “modern successful people” looking for a hotel experience that reflects their ambition. Combining thoughtful design and diverse partnerships, Tempo by Hilton provides hoteliers with a highly scalable brand that is upgradeable and within reach of all future guests, all of which drive an efficient service model. Each of the Tempo by Hilton hotels will feature branded elements to help guests continue their journey without disrupting the routine. Some of these elements are relaxing guest rooms, common areas and facilities designed for inspiration, culinary travel and sustainability. Hilton launched a new brand this month – Tempo by Hilton. “Through our research, we have discovered that there is a growing demographics of ambitious and very discerning travelers who have not been fully touched by our offer to date.”, Explained Jon Witter, CEO of Hilton, and concluded:”With Tempo by Hilton, we have been able to reach these influential consumers through a new, elevated, but also affordable class of hotels designed to exceed the expectations of both customers and hoteliers in truly meaningful ways.” Photo: Hilton You can find more about the Tempo by Hilton brand HERE. “Tempo by Hilton introduces a new concept combining all the benefits and efficiencies that hoteliers expect from a limited service model with an increased dose of inspirationSaid Phil Cordell, global head of new brand development at Hilton. “Using a data-based blueprint, we identified offers available within the rooms, but also throughout the facility, that push the sector to new heights. The end result is a compelling yet affordable brand that allows hoteliers to expand their portfolio.”last_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Monday, Jan. 20

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionCouncil also needs diversity of thoughtAfter reading the story of the Jan. 13 Schenectady City Council meeting, I have some concerns.The majority of the 2020 council seem to like using the word “diverse” to describe the current panel’s makeup. But it appears in their minds that word only constitutes color of skin and gender. And if that were the only components of this word, I would tend to agree. But it’s far from that. Unfortunately, they seem to overlook another of many components of the word diverse, and one would include “of a different mind.”Some members openly admitted the main reason a very qualified and deserving member of the council, Marion Porterfield, was denied the council presidency was her support of a non-endorsed member of her party to run for a county office in November — a sad excuse for denial indeed. During this questionable reasoning, some council members also choose to shut down a member of the public. During the privilege of the floor, that person was offering objections to the council presidency appointment by stating public facts, not hearsay or rumor. Calling it a personal attack by a council member is a stretch at best, which is another sad and scary state of council affairs.I implore the majority of this city council to open up its minds and ears to real diversity, and not let this first city council meeting of the decade become the model for future meetings by blurring the lines of openness, transparency and diversity. It’s simply wrong.Vince RiggiSchenectadyObjection to Green Light reflects biasThe Jan. 15 Gazette editorial (“Green Light hinders law enforcement”) objecting to restrictions on data sharing in the Green Light driver’s license law reveals a disturbing belief degrading much of the current debate about immigration in this country.Whether or not one agrees with it, it is now the law of New York state that the records of undocumented immigrants applying for driver’s licenses are not available for search by law enforcement officers except under clearly stated conditions.Why would The Gazette editors object to requiring law enforcement agencies to certify agreement to comply with those conditions? The only plausible reason is that the editors, disagreeing with the law in the first place, don’t believe that it should be obeyed.That belief is based on the very ugly assumption that immigrants in a range of categories, not just those who are undocumented, do not deserve equal protection under the law because they are somehow other, alien.This is the unjust belief that justifies, in the view of some, the separation by federal officials of migrant children from parents, in violation of U.S. law.This is the belief that motivates our federal government to require people to wait in Mexico while they appeal for asylum in the United States, in blatant violation of international law. This belief is not only unlawful; it is also immoral in its tendency to dehumanize. It is sad to see The Gazette editors buying into it.Terry DiggorySaratoga SpringsThe writer is co-coordinator of the Saratoga Immigration Coalition.Look at who’s really looking out for usA letter my fellow squawkers: “How did that fox get in our henhouse,” squabbled all us chickens?Even before he entered, we were protesting his presence. Doesn’t he know this is our house and he is an interloper?He started by inferring to the farmers that we have to start producing as we promised when we know better.He exposed the faulty trade arrangement with our neighbors that the ‘Great Rooster’ gave us and replaced it with one that our neighbors (and I understand quite a few of you feather-brained colleagues) agree is better. How dare he. Admittedly, it has stopped our neighbors from trying to steal our eggs, but I’m sure somehow, someway, he’s going to benefit by it.However, we must also admit he has given us more comfort and food for our workers. But I bet it won’t last. Let’s face it, he’s just not one of us and he must go. Makes no difference if we legally, illegally or forcefully remove him, for the end justifies the means (as long as we win.)”Dr. Arthur SalvatoreMaltaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.Foss: Schenectady homeless assistance program Street Soldiers dealing with surge in needHIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kidslast_img read more

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Phoenix from Ashton

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Violators, beware! New decree grants PSBB sanctioning power to Jakarta agencies

first_imgJakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has issued a decree that serves as the legal basis for sanctioning violators of the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) and the social distancing policy imposed in the capital.The administration had previously referred to the 2018 Health Quarantine Law to regulate sanctions for violators, and many criticized the police for their lack of effective enforcement.Gubernatorial Regulation No. 41/2020 on sanctions for PSBB violators comes roughly a month after the Jakarta administration imposed the PSBB on April 10 in Jakarta, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia. The amount of the fine and the issuing body depends on the type of violation. The fines will be deposited in the Jakarta Treasury.Violators may also be subject to criminal sanctions in accordance with the statutory provisions of the Criminal Code.Topics : The decree authorizes the Public Order Agency (Satpol PP); the Jakarta Manpower, Transmigration and Energy Agency and the Jakarta Transportation Agency to impose administrative fines on violators.center_img The new decree contains sanctions that apply to individuals, businesses and other institutions that are found to be violating the PSBB.Read also: COVID-19: Jakarta extends PSBB through Ramadan“The regulation aims to enforce more discipline among the public in practising physical distancing. All of us, not just some, must work together in preventing the transmission,” Anies said on Tuesday.“It will also serve as the legal basis for [law enforcement] officers in the field to enforce the [PSBB],” he said.last_img read more

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Adaro donates $169,000 to university to produce, distribute ventilators

first_img“The need for ventilators in Indonesian hospitals is quite big, and the government cannot work alone,” said Adaro director and YABN board member M. Syah Indra Aman.The homegrown ventilator, which the university says costs less than others in the market, had passed clinical trials under the Health Ministry in April, said the head of the COVENT-20 development team, Basari.The university reinstated its commitment to not commercialize the ventilator, as its production and distribution would be entirely financed through donations coordinated by the university’s alumni.Indonesia, as of Thursday afternoon, recorded 24,538 COVID-19 cases and 1,496 deaths, official data show.Topics : Coal mining giant PT Adaro Energy has donated Rp 2.5 billion (US$169,000) to the University of Indonesia (UI) to produce and distribute ventilators for COVID-19 patients.Adaro, in a statement issued on Thursday, said the funds were enough to produce 100 COVENT-20 ventilators, which would be built by the university’s engineering faculty. The funds are to be channeled via Adaro’s charity arm, the Adaro Builds the Nation Foundation (YABN).“More than 2,000 ventilators are needed by hospitals around the country,” said engineering faculty dean Hendri D.S. Budiono, adding that the university and the faculty were working together in research and innovation to develop various medical equipment.last_img read more

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‘Girls think they have to act like porn stars to be liked by boys’

first_imgThe Telegragh 9 September 2013Almost a third of school pupils believe online pornography dictates how young people have to behave in a relationship, the study of 601 pupils aged 11 to 18 reveals.The majority of pupils surveyed – 72 per cent – also said porn should be talked about in sex education classes, suggesting existing lessons are too focused on the mechanics of reproduction and lack meaningful discussion about the issues young people face online every day.Claire Lilley, policy advisor at NSPCC, said: “It’s natural for children to become curious about puberty and sex. If they are not learning what they need to at school or at home they will turn elsewhere, including to porn. What pornography teaches boys is that girls are for sexual gratification, whilst girls feel they have to look and perform like ‘porn stars’ to be liked and valued by boys. This makes children vulnerable to being forced or pressured into behaving sexually.” The comprehensive study, commissioned by The Daily Telegraph, highlights the extent to which the growth of online porn is, in many cases, distorting school children’s ideas and real-life experiences about what a good relationship looks like.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/10282145/NSPCC-Girls-think-they-have-to-act-like-porn-stars-to-be-liked-by-boys.htmllast_img read more

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Treñas mulls P500 daily wage for job hires

first_img“Saaton mga traffic aides kag police auxiliary, palihogobra gid sang insakto. Indi kamo magkakulba nga dakpon ang mga nagalapas saaton polisiya kag laye,” said Treñas. The PSTMO has 293 traffic aides and100 police auxiliaries. Mayor Jerry Treñas announced he hadstarted looking for funds for the increase in the job hires’ pay. The mayor recently met with thepersonnel – mostly job hires – of the Public Safety and TransportationManagement Office (PSTMO) and urged them to properly enforce traffic rules andregulations. “Let us make it easier for the people to avail themselves of the city government’s services,” says Mayor Jerry Treñas during the recent launching of Iloilo City’s 82nd Charter Day celebration. Treñas vowed to convert thecompensation of the traffic aides from the current honorarium to a daily wagejust like those of the job hires. While waiting for the pay hike, helpmake the city a better place, he told the job hires after yesterday’sflag-raising ceremony in front of city hall.center_img The city mayor distributed caps andreflectorized vests to the traffic aides. He would soon be providing them withraincoats, the mayor added. ILOILO City – From their current P400daily wage, city government job hires may be getting P500 beginning next year. “Kinahanglanko man kamo atipanon sang maayo para mangin maayo man ang inyo pagserbisyo sapubliko,” he stressed. The PSTMO also oversees the operationof the Task Force on Anti-Squatting and Illegal Structures, the body leadingthe clearing of roads and sidewalks of obstructions./PNlast_img read more

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United put Rooney in the picture

first_imgManchester United have increased the pressure on Wayne Rooney by using his image to promote next month’s friendly against AIK Solna in Stockholm. On Monday, United manager David Moyes confirmed Rooney was on track to feature in the game after responding well to treatment on the hamstring injury that forced him to fly home from the club’s pre-season tour less than 24 hours after his arrival. Although the player wants to leave United, preferably for Chelsea, the Red Devils have insisted Rooney is not for sale. And by using Rooney to promote the game in Sweden on August 6, with the word ‘Back’ superimposed over his image and his shirt number 10 on a picture posted on Twitter, the club appear to be making a significant point. With two years remaining on his contract, Rooney is hardly in a position not to travel, although there have been suggestions he may opt to force the issue by handing in a transfer request. There is also the possibility United’s stance may soften should they succeed in their pursuit of Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas. Rooney’s fellow striker Robin van Persie did travel to Osaka with his team-mates on Wednesday despite picking up a thigh injury in Tuesday’s surprise defeat to J League outfit Yokohama F Marinos. Meanwhile, Jonny Evans has revealed he has become a football obsessive in order to make sure he is not left behind in the battle for a first-team spot at Old Trafford. Speaking to Press Association Sport during United’s tour of the Far East and Australia, the Northern Ireland international said: “For me, the last couple of years has been about learning how to live right off the pitch. “My focus has been solely about football. When I wake up in the morning it is the first thing I think about. “I take time and think about how I am going to improve. Press Association “It becomes an obsession. I get up two hours earlier than I used to. I get into training earlier and go to the gym. “I understand there is a fine line. I like to play golf. I like to spend time with my wife. I don’t overkill it. As soon as I have finished training I try to relax. “But I have a routine which I have worked hard at and which works for me.” last_img read more

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Kent Spitfires upset reigning champions Red Force by five wickets

first_imgNORTH SOUND, Antigua, (CMC) – Reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago Red Force produced a limp performance as they slumped to a five-wicket defeat to Kent Spitfires in their second game of the Regional Super50 here yesterday.Sent in at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, Red Force could only muster a 193 all out off 48.3 overs, with all-rounder Roshon Primus top-scoring with 60, opener Kyle Hope getting 43 and Nicholas Alexis, 28.Seamer Ivan Thomas was the best bowler with four for 51 while left-arm spinner Imran Qayyum (2-33) and veteran pacer Darren Stevens (2-39) supported with two wickets apiece.Kent were never threatened in reply as opener Sean Dickson struck a brisk 56 off 67 deliveries to inspire the English County side to victory in the 37th over.The right-hander struck seven fours and posted 85 for the first wicket with Daniel Bell-Drummond whose 35 came from 60 with four fours.Both openers fell within 19 runs of each other, the 23-year-old Bell-Drummond lbw to leg-spinner Imran Khan in the 19th over and Dickson caught at square leg by Lewis off Jason Mohammed.Stevens then blasted a quick-fire 43 off 36 balls with four fours and two sixes, putting on 67 for the third wicket with captain Sam Northeast who stroked a busy 31 from 40 balls.The partnership effectively condemned Red Force to defeat and even though Kent lost three quick wickets for seven runs as seamer Ravi Rampauls struck late, the damage was already done.Rampaul led Red Force with three for 46.Red Force had earlier struggled to find their footing, and were never comfortably placed at any stage during their innings.They were struggling at 43 for three after Evin Lewis (12), Kjorn Ottley (0) and Mohammed (0) perished cheaply, and it was left to the rookie Primus to rally the innings with his maiden half-century at this level.He punched eight fours in a 72-ball innings, adding 45 for the fourth wicket with Hope who counted five fours in an 83-ball knock, and a further 65 for the fifth wicket with Alexis.However, the late order acceleration never came as Red Force lost their last six wickets for 40 runs.E Lewis c wkp Rouse b Thomas 12K Hope c Stevens b Haggett 43K Ottley c wkp Rouse b Stevens 0J Mohammed lbw b Stevens 0R Primus b Qayyum 60N Alexis b Thomas 28*+D Ramdin c Stevens b Thomas 0Imran Khan c Gidman b Thomas 16R Emrit lbw b Qayyum 1R Rampaul b Gidman 13S Gabriel not out 1Extras (lb4, nb1, w14) 19TOTAL (all out, 48.3 overs) 193Fall of wickets: 1-38, 2-43, 3-43, 4-88, 5-153, 6-156, 7-157, 8-158, 9-185, 10-193.Bowling: Haggett 9-0-26-1 Thomas 9.3-0-51-4, Gidman 10-1-40-1, Stevens 10-0-39-2, Qayyum 10-2-33-2.KENTD Bell-Drummond lbw b Imran Khan 35S Dickson c Lewis b Mohammed 56*S Northeast b Rampaul 31D Stevens c (sub) Pierre b Rampaul 43W Gidman c wkp Ramdin b Rampaul 0A Blake not out 22A Ball not out 0Extras (lb3, w3, nb1) 7TOTAL (5 wkts, 36.1 overs) 194Did not bat: +A Rouse, C Haggett, Imran Qayyum, I Thomas.Fall of wickets: 1-85, 2-104, 3-171, 4-171, 5-178.Bowling: Rampaul 8-0-46-3, Gabriel 5-1-15-0, Primus 3-0-24-0, Emrit 6-0-28-0, Imran Khan 9-0-51-1, Mohammed 5.1-0-27-1.last_img read more