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first_imgMusic therapy charity Nordoff Robbins has revealed the final artists to be honoured at the prestigious O2 Silver Clef Awards, taking place in London on July 1.Multi-million selling album artists Massive Attack will be awarded the Royal Albert Hall Best Group Award, Irish hit-maker Hozier will be presented with the Raymond Weil International Award, Grammy-nominated and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Craig David will receive the American Express Innovation Award, the Founder of ELO Jeff Lynne will pick up the Icon Award and influential punk rock icon Patti Smith will be presented with the Google Outstanding Achievement Award at the annual star studded ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.Other acts receiving awards include international superstar Lionel Richie who will receive the O2 Silver Clef Award, pop sensation Jess Glynne who will receive the Jack Daniel’s Best Newcomer Award, singer/songwriter Olly Murs will pick up the AEG Live Best Male Artist Award, Florence Welch, singer, songwriter and lead singer of British indie rock band Florence + The Machine, will be presented with the Best Female Artist Award and André Rieu will be collecting the PPL Classical Award.Massive Attack are Robert “3D” Del Naja and Grant “Daddy G” Marshall. The Bristol group have released a series of era-defining records, from their 1991 debut album Blue Lines through to this year’s acclaimed ‘Ritual Spirit’ EP, which featured collaborations with Tricky, Azekel, Roots Manuva and Young Fathers.“Throughout their career, Massive Attack have continually pushed the boundaries, exploring the incredible possibilities of music through pioneering experimentation, exceptional songwriting and a complete contempt for the restrictions of genre,” said Lucy Noble, Director of Events at The Royal Albert Hall, sponsors of the Best Group Award. “They are as exciting, dynamic and original as ever. We still have fond memories of their magnificent headline show in 1998 – a highlight of the band’s famous Mezzanine Tour – and are delighted to announce that they are the winners of this year’s Royal Albert Hall Best Group.”Andrew Hozier-Byrne, better known as Hozier, is the award winning multi-platinum selling Irish singer who released hit single Take Me To Church in 2013 which became a global phenomenon. In 2015, the track was then nominated for Song of the Year at the 57th annual Grammy Awards and he performed Take Me To Church with Annie Lennox at the ceremony itself. He went onto win song of the year at the BBC awards and was also awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello award for song of the year, musically and lyrically, in the same year.“I truly believe in the power of music to help and heal so I feel privileged and very happy to be presented with the Raymond Weil International Award by Nordoff Robbins,” said Hozier.Craig Leach at RAYMOND WEIL sponsors of the International Awards adds, “Congratulations to Hozier for being presented this prestigious award. Since his arrival onto the music scene, his unique style of music has made him stand out and has brought him amazing success, while staying true to his own personal sound and style. We are very proud to be the longstanding sponsor of the International Artist Award, which each year recognises an international musician for the music contribution. Hozier joins a star-studded list of winners from previous years and rightly deserves this accolade. As a brand, the O2 Silver Clef Awards is something we always look forward to, celebrating the achievements of all the winners and the brilliant work of the charity on the day.”Craig David first rose to fame in 1999 and has had 15 UK Top 10 singles and six UK Top 20 albums, selling over 15 million records worldwide as a solo artist. Craig David’s career has seen a revival in recent months, with his sights set on all the major UK and European festivals in 2016, including Glastonbury later this month.“I’m really proud to accept this award from Nordoff Robbins who provide a fantastic and much needed service to those in need. I am really looking forward to being at the awards on the big day!” said Craig David.“American Express is thrilled to be supporting Nordoff Robbins again at this year’s O2 Silver Clef Awards, and look forward to celebrating both their amazing work and great talent at this year’s event. We would also like to congratulate Craig David on winning the American Express Innovation Award,” added Lisa Gregg, Head of International Card Products and Experiences at American Express.The London Evening Standard Icon Award will be awarded to Jeff Lynne, founder of ELO. From 1972 to 1986, ELO has had twenty seven Jeff Lynne penned Top 40 songs on the UK Singles Chart, and fifteen Top 20 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100. Previous recipients of the Icon Award include Primal Scream and Fatboy Slim.“I am thrilled to be receiving the Icon Award. There are so many people who benefit from the charity’s work and I am honoured to have been made part of it,” said Jeff Lynne.Jon O’Donnell, Managing Director of ESI Media said: “ESI Media, home of the The London Evening Standard, is extremely proud of its continued association with Nordoff Robbins and all the fantastic work they do. This year we’re delighted to be presenting the Icon Award to a giant of the Music Industry on behalf of a giant hearted charity.”Patti Smith is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. She co-wrote Because the Night with Bruce Springsteen which reached number 13 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978.“I’m excited and thrilled to receive this award. I want to say a huge thank you to Nordoff Robbins for all the amazing work they do which makes an incredible difference to people’s lives,” said Patti Smith.“We are honoured to be supporting Nordoff Robbins at this year’s O2 Silver Clef Awards, and a sincere congratulations to the amazing Patti Smith on winning Outstanding Achievement. We’re thrilled to be behind an award which is honouring someone who has made such an incredible contribution to music,” added Christophe Muller, Director of International Music Partnerships at Google Play and YouTube, on behalf of Google, which sponsors the Outstanding Achievement Award.Since launching in 1976 the O2 Silver Clef Awards have raised more than £9million to fund Nordoff Robbins’ music therapy work.“The O2 Silver Clef Awards are one of the reasons why Nordoff Robbins is able to continue delivering life-changing music therapy to so many vulnerable people,” said Nordoff Robbins CEO Julie Whelan. “For 41 years the event has been a key calendar date for us, celebrating the best in the music industry, whilst raising over £9 million for the charity. Our 2016 winners are all incredible acts and we are delighted to add them to our very deserving list of winners.”In the 41 year history of the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards, some of the biggest names in the music industry have been honoured including Iron Maiden, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, the Bee Gees, Michael Buble, Kylie Minogue, Pharrell Williams, Il Divo and many more.last_img read more

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first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsBill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act isn’t quite ready for public consumption a Senate committee looking into the law heard Thursday.Over the next month, the committee looking into the bill will be travelling the country hearing from experts and regular Canadians.Today, health experts had their say.afrancis@aptn.calast_img

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MONTREAL — Alcoa will eliminate about 500 jobs by permanently closing two potlines this summer at its smelter in Baie-Comeau, Que., while also delaying construction of more efficient facilities at the smelter for three years.The company said Thursday that the job cuts will be made through retirements and attrition at the smelter, which currently has about 1,400 employees.One of the potlines had been expected to be shut down later this year and the second in 2015. Instead, they will both be closed by August.The closure will leave the smelter with two operating potlines — the long rows of high-voltage reduction pots where aluminum is smelted.The aluminum giant said the decision will remove 105,000 tonnes of annual capacity, leaving the facility with the capability of producing 282,000 tonnes of metal annually.The announcement came a couple of weeks after Alcoa announced a 15-month review to cut worldwide production by 460,000 tonnes or 11% of its global output.The company said the review was in response to a more than 33% drop in the price of aluminum since 2011.It has already idled 568,000 tonnes of production capacity, or 13% of its global network.Alcoa (NYSE:AA) said the Soderberg potlines to be closed are among its highest-cost smelting capacity.“With the goal of improving the competitiveness of the smelter, we have reviewed the project’s timeline,” Martin Briere, president of Alcoa Canada Primary Products, told a local radio station.Alcoa is the largest employer in the north shore community, where the plant has operated under various owners since 1957.Briere also said market conditions have forced it to delay a new potline at the smelter until 2019 instead of 2016. The new line will have the capacity to more efficiently produce 160,000 tonnes of aluminum annually.The company said it will begin preparations for the upgrade by investing $100 million in the smelter over the next three years, including $30 million to upgrade the plant’s casthouse facilities.The investment is in addition to $75 million to rebuild port facilities to better meet the future needs of a modernized plant.Briere said the Quebec government was “very open” to reviewing the construction schedule because of the importance for Alcoa to adapt to market realities and make the project as cost-effective as possible.“These efforts will help move our Baie-Comeau plant down the global aluminum cost curve and continue to provide important economic benefits to the region.”Alcoa said the delay won’t affect its commitment to provide $50 million over 25 years to the province’s economic development fund. It will also continue to contribute $10 million over the same period to the local community.The closure is expected to lead to an after-tax restructuring charge of $135 million to $155 million, of which 30% will be recorded in the second quarter.Alcoa employs 3,100 workers in Canada, including those at Quebec smelters in Baie-Comeau, Becancour and Deschambault. They are among 61,000 Alcoa employees in 30 countries around the world.The three plants have the capacity to produce nearly one million tonnes of aluminum annually.Tony Robson of BMO Capital Markets has said Alcoa runs “old and high-cost plants” using older technology, particularly in the U.S., Australia and Europe, that have cash costs above the current aluminum price.“Given its cost structure and high debt levels, Alcoa has little choice with this process unless the aluminum price rebounds on a sustainable basis,” he wrote in a report earlier this month.The Canadian Press read more

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The Prime Minister also said that the port was a high security zone and a journalist had entered the premises without proper clearance.The journalist was seen being assaulted by the Navy Commander last Saturday in the port premises when he was covering the protest by port employees. The Navy Commander submitted a report on the recent incident at the Hambantota port to the Prime Minister at Temple Trees. Speaking to the media later, the Prime Minister said that the Chinese company with which Sri Lanka is to sign an agreement on operating the port, had requested that a Navy camp be open near the port for security reasons. The Prime Minister said the journalist had filed a complaint over the alleged incident at the wrong police station.He said the complaint was filed at the Tangalle police station when it should have been filed at the Hambantota police. (Colombo Gazette) The Navy has been instructed to open a Navy camp near the Hambantota port, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.The Prime Minister said this after meeting Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne today. read more

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Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The F-35 Lightnings will form the backbone of the UK’s combat air fleet as the… Britain’s adversaries have been told “don’t mess with us” by the Defence Secretary as he unveils the country’s new fighter jet fleet. Speaking at RAF Marham in Norfolk, home to the RAF’s Tornado and F-35 jets, Gavin Williamson said Britain’s cutting edge air power makes the nation’s commitment to a role on the world stage “clear to both our allies and our enemies”. The Defence Secretary announced that nine F-35B Lightning jets are now ready to be deployed on combat operations having reached Initial Operating Capability (IOC). He also announced that the RAF’s Typhoon fleet has been upgraded with a new weapons system. read more

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first_imgTHE PSYCHIATRIC NURSES Association (PNA) has called for an “urgent”  meeting with the Health Minister, Leo Varadkar to discuss the major non compliances by a residential home in County Mayo.Last week, the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) published a report on the Care standards at the Aras Attracta residential care centre for adults with intellectual disabilities in Swinford, County Mayo.Unannounced inspectionDuring an unannounced inspection, inspectors found that mealtime was “unsatisfactory and did not promote dignity, choice, respect or promote independence”.Inspectors found that the overall approach to mealtimes was not person-centred, adding:On both days of the inspection, inspectors found that mealtimes were not a pleasantexperience nor a social occasion…During the inspection meal time was found to be “a hurried occasion”  for some residents particularly those who required assistance.Inspectors observed some residents being offered spoonfuls of food in quick succession by some staff members before the residents had swallowed the previous spoonful.Meal time Some meals sampled by an inspector were served cold as they had been left on an unheated trolley and uncovered for between 20 and 25 minutes.Inspectors also heard staff using inappropriate descriptions when referring to residents during the meal time and rushing residents by repeatedly asking “are you ready” between spoonfuls of food.They were also concerned about the long fasting times between the last meal ofthe day and the first meal the following day which extended up to 15 hours for someresidents.The unannounced inspection was launched by HIQA after it said it received a number of unsolicited complaints about the home.Sudden death The gardaí confirmed to TheJournal.ie, that they are investigating the sudden death of a 72-year-old man at the care home in 2012. It is understood that the man, who was was a long-term resident at the home, became ill while and was taken to accident and emergency department of a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.The PNA said an urgent  meeting with Varadkar is needed to discuss what it believes are “unresolved issues” following the HIQA publication.PNA National Secretary, Noel Giblin they expected the new minister to meet with them to hear first hand of the ongoing concerns.“While there have been significant improvements at Aras Attracta the PNA are not satisfied that all of the issues with the unit have been resolved and there are number of outstanding concerns that have to be addressed urgently by the management,” he said.Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Giblin said they had no word yet back from Varadkar but said that they were “hopeful” that Varadkar would pay them this respect of meeting with them, adding that they did highlight a lot of the concerns raised in the report back in 2012.Read: HIQA are looking for comments on referral thresholds for gastrointestinal proceduresRead: Inspections on children’s disability services finds majority provide good quality carelast_img read more

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first_imgBrick-and-mortar electronics powerhouse Best Buy has done away with their restocking fee. As of December 18th the retailer will no longer charge the 10% or 15% (depending on the product) fee on returned electronics, presumably making them better able to compete with online retailers who often have more relaxed return policies and rarely have stocking fees.Regarding the decision, Best Buy put out this statement, entitled “Statement“:Best Buy continually listens to our customers, and they told us they want to give confidently this holiday season and every other day of the year — and with that comes easier returns. Effective Saturday, December 18, Best Buy is improving its return policy by removing restocking fees for all products except special orders. Customers can visit BestBuy.com for further information. Stocking fees charged to customers between November 17th and December 17th are eligible for a refund if consumers return to the store with a receipt.Of couse this opens the doors to consumers “borrowing” equipment (you know, like buying a GPS devices for the weekend and then returning it after their road trip) but for as many people that do that a number of them will just end up liking the product and keeping it. Also, while Best Buy surely won’t be thrilled by this practice you can bet they’ll be happy to just have people in the stores, possibly picking up some $50 HDMI cables while they are there.Read more at BBY.com via Daily Techlast_img read more

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first_imgYesterday, Google announced that it was retiring Chrome Frame. The curious browser-in-a-browser plug-in allowed users to bolt on Chrome to Internet Explorer’s undercarriage.When Chrome Frame arrived on the scene in 2009, the goal, according to Google, was to make sure that everyone browsing the web had access to a full, modern browsing experience. At the time, Google didn’t think Internet Explorer did that.Four years later, however, things have changed. Internet Explorer 9 and 10 are substantial improvements over their predecessors. Microsoft has been keenly focused on building a browser that’s standards-compliant and can keep up with the likes of Firefox and Chrome in terms of JavaScript and general rendering performance.Today then, even IE faithfuls are using a modern web browser. But while Google sort of makes it sound like that was the motivation behind killing off Chrome Frame, there’s more to it.Chrome Frame was also a way to shove Chrome into the enterprise, where IE dominated. While it’s common for admins to block application installations, it was a little trickier to keep users from installing Chrome Frame. That allowed Google to get its foot in the door.In 2013, however, Internet Explorer isn’t the only game in town for businesses. Chrome’s presence in the enterprise has grown thanks to the arrival of things like the Citrix Chrome app and easy-to-deploy Chromebooks.There are also a whole lot of Android users out there now who browse with Chrome on their tablets and smartphones — and plenty of that browsing happens while seated next to a desktop that may still be locked to Internet Explorer.Users can fire up Chrome for some  cellular browsing on their devices and not have to deal with corporate monitoring or a restrictive firewall, too. It’s no longer necessary to offer Chrome Frame as a way to skirt default browser lockdown.There’s one more good reason Google no longer needs Chrome Frame. Its official retirement note says “Today, most people are using modern browsers that support the majority of the latest web technologies.”While that could be a compliment to Internet Explorer, it’s also chest-thumping by Google. There’s another reason “most people” are using a modern browser today: they’ve switched to Chrome.According to some stats, Chrome is now the most widely-used browser on the planet. Add in Firefox’s consistent 20-25% share, and the majority of web users today are rolling a standards-first, open source-based browser — and not IE.Chrome has enough name recognition and brand clout nowadays. It doesn’t need to slink around in the shadows any more as Chrome Frame pinned to IE. It’ll do just fine on its own, even in the enterprise.last_img read more

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first_imgMoosarambagh: Relaying of Pochampally Road is being neglected for ages. The road has been filled with dumping a few years ago. The government has sanctioned funds for the work. The work is not being executed as there is lack of coordination between officials.Metal road costing Rs 4 lakh was laid from Musaram Bagh to Pochampally in 1976. This road helped bus service for about 20 villages. The same road has been blocked with dumping yard. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Corporator Vittal Reddy along with locals submitted a memorandum to ministers and Mayor asking them to take steps and ensure the road is made available for commuting. Mayor Bonthu Rammohan inspected the place and directed officials concerned to lay gravel road costing Rs 23 lakh. Deliberations were made on making it 22nd radial road 23rd connecting road to outer ring road. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Officials commenced the work with Rs 1.9 lakh in May 2018. The road has been laid for 2km extent. The work came to halt when forest officials objected stating that the road is passing through the department’s land. The locals urge officials of forest and municipal departments to look into the matter and take necessary action. They express worry stating that ministers and officials were changing but the road problem isn’t being solved. Traffic jam would be solved from Vanasthalipuram to Outer Ring Road via Hayatnagar, they added. Advertise With Us Corporator Vittal Reddy said that the road has 100 years of history. “Forest officials are objecting renovating the road. GHMC is ready to sanction funds. This land was notified as road by Hyderabad Gazette in 1976,” he added. Resident Prabhakar Goud said that the road is covered with dumping. If the dumping is cleared, one can see CC Road, he added.last_img read more

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first_imgAL general secretary Obaidul QuaderRuling Awami League’s general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday denied the government interferes with justice delivery.Addressing a party meeting, he rather blamed Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) for “doing politics with matters of the judiciary”.Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, said this in his reaction to BNP leaders’ criticism of a graft case judgement jailing party chief Khaleda Zia.The BNP termed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case as false and the verdict as politically motivated. Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday blasted the AL regime for delaying release of Khaleda Zia even after issuance of bail by the higher court.“The allegations made by the BNP leaders are baseless. The government has made no interference into the case of Khaleda Zia,” claimed Quader.He was speaking at the AL’s Dhaka City North unit meeting to celebrate birthday of Bangabandhu Seikh Mujibur Rahman on 17 March and the independence day on 26 March.The AL general secretary mentioned that many of the accused in recent cases were AL people but “none was spared”.He alleged that the BNP was trying to create confusions by talking about the judiciary in the political arena.“Why is the BNP spreading propaganda when the Appellate Division (of the Supreme Court) is set to give a decison on Khaleda Zia’s bail on next Sunday?” Quader said.The AL leader asked the party men to go to the doorstep of the people seeking votes for the party in the next general elections.He also denied the BNP’s allegation that the AL has clung to power by means of force. “We have come through election and may go if people do not want us to stay in power (during election),” he added.Chaired by the AL’s acting president of Dhaka City North unit Sheikh Bazlur Rahman, the meeting was also addressed by AL office secretary Abdus Subhan Golap, organising secretary Aminul Islam and general secretary of city unit Sadek Khan.last_img read more

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first_imgBALURGHAT: Tension ran high in South Dinajpur’s Kumarganj, around 30 kilometers from here after police stopped the forced marriage of a minor tribal girl, scheduled to be held on Wednesday night.Mijanur Rahaman, the supervisor of Childline, a local social welfare organisation of South Dinajpur working for distressed minor girls and women in the district and block officials accompanied the police in stopping the illegal act. The 14-year-old girl is a Class VIII student of a local high school, police sources informed. Later, the parents of the girl gave a written declaration to the police saying that they will not commit the mistake again. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe data manager of Kanyashree of Kumarganj Amit Karmakar and sub-inspector of Kumarganj police station Sanjay Rabi Das, along with a contingent of police force intervened, after being informed by Rahaman that the parents of the girl were all set to marry off their minor daughter to a local youth against her wishes on Wednesday night. Police said the local villagers were not initially inclined to lodge a complaint as they did not want the matter to become public. “The relatives and villagers tried to persuade the parents to desist from going ahead with the illegal marriage,” Mondal said. “However, their efforts went in vain and they had to contact the Childline,” he added. Local villagers also thanked the initiatives that had been taken up by Childline.last_img read more

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first_imgFirefox 49 for Linux: Plugin-Free Netflix and Amazon Video by Martin Brinkmann on August 13, 2016 in Firefox – 16 commentsMozilla plans to support plugin-free streaming on Netflix and Amazon Video on Firefox for Linux starting with version 49 stable of the browser.The streaming world is slowly moving towards using HTML5 for streaming purposes and away from using plugins such as Microsoft Silverlight or Adobe Flash.While there is still work to be done, and Silverlight or Flash usually a fallback even on services that made the switch already, it is fair to say that plugins will be a thing of the past very soon.The main reason for this is that browser developers have or are planing to remove support for so-called NPAPI plugins. Without support, plugins are not recognized anymore and cannot be used by sites and services to provide access to content.Mozilla Firefox users on Windows and Mac devices may stream encrypted HTML5 video streams already. Mozilla Firefox supports two Content Decryption Modules (CDM) on Windows, and one on Mac OS X. These are loaded the first time the user opens a site that requires those to stream content to the user’s device.Adobe Primetime CDM is only available for Windows, while Google Widevine CDM is also available for Mac OS X.This was not the case for Linux up until now, and Linux users had to manually install Silverlight on their devices to gain access to these services.Mozilla plans to change that with the release of Firefox 49 Stable for Linux. The organization plans to integrate Google Widevine CDM in Firefox for Linux. This in turn guarantees that the technology is there to access Amazon Video and Netflix after Widevine becomes available.Support depends on the services as well though, and it is possible that Linux users won’t be able to stream videos on Netflix or Amazon Video right after the release of Firefox 49. This should work however by manipulating the user agent of the browser to Chrome for the time being.Linux users who don’t want to use Widevine can set it to never activate on the browser’s about:addons page. You may also disable DRM in the browser which prevents Widevine from loading in the first place (on about:preferences#content).There you have it. With Widevine supported on all three major desktop platforms, access to Amazon Video and Netflix is now possible for the majority of Firefox users. In fact, the one operating system that is left standing in the dust is Windows XP. (via Sören)Now You: Good or bad for Linux? What’s your take on this?SummaryArticle NameFirefox 49 for Linux: Plugin-Free Netflix and Amazon VideoDescriptionMozilla plans to support plugin-free streaming on Netflix and Amazon Video on Firefox for Linux starting with version 49 stable of the browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgWorldhotels Asia Pacific Vice President, Roland Jegge,and Asia Pacific hoteliers gathered in Grand Hotel Bohemia for WorldhotelsLeadership Forum 2010 Source = Worldhotels The group honours its best hotels with Performing Excellence Award 2010100 hoteliers and travel industry leaders from around the world, gathered at the prestigious “Worldhotels Leadership Forum 2010” themed “Building Bridges” which was held in Prague from 9 to 11 September 2010. As a highlight of the conference, Worldhotels presented the annual “Performing Excellence Awards” to the hotels with the best scores in its annual anonymous quality tests. The Lakeview Xuanwu Hotel in Nanjing, China, scooped the award for best hotel in the region Asia Pacific and the Hotel Madero in Buenos Aires was honoured for the region The Americas.  Winning properties in the region EMEA were the Hotel de France in Vienna and the Grand Hotel Bohemia in Prague. In addition, the group presented Joan Gaspart, President of Husa Hotels Group, with the Leadership Award to honour his outstanding achievement and engagement in the tourism industry. Gaspart is not only the head of the family owned Husa Group, which is operating 157 hotels and 50 restaurants, but he is also president of Barcelona Tourist Consortium, an institution promoting tourism in the city. Previous winners of the prestigious award were Olav Thon, owner of the Olav Thon Group with 400 properties in Norway and 20 worldwide; Sir Rocco Forte, CEO of the Rocco Forte Group operating 13 hotels and resorts within Europe; and Bernard Lambert, CEO of Société des Bains de Mer (SBM) which is owning the majority of Monaco’s most distinctive assets, among which are hotels, casinos and restaurants.Robert Hornman, managing director of Worldhotels, also took the opportunity to present the group’s branding strategy going forward. In his opening speech he announced that the group will complement the existing Affiliation Model with a new Full Licence Model. This will allow hotels to use the Worldhotels brand more prominently on signage and at various points of their property. Also during the conference were series of speeches and networking opportunities bringing together presidents, owners, and the senior management of the international hotel group with leaders and experts from the tourism industry and other areas of commerce. Eminent speakers at this two-day event included Ong Tze Boon, Chairman of Ong&Ong Pte Ltd Architects; Simon Johnson, Director of CBRE Hotels EMEA; Nathan Clapton VP and General Manager of TripAdvisor; Tobias Ragge, Managing Director of HRS; Adam Wallace, Director of Digital Marketing of the Roger Smith Hotel in New York; Cédric Michaux, Sales Manager Prestiges Range and Public Relations of Groupe Vranken-Pommery; Nenad Pacek, Founder and President of Global Success Advisors GmbH and Drs. Sander M. Allegro, owner of Allegro INN OvationS and lecturer at Hotelschool the Hague. The Leadership Forum took place at the Boccaccio Ballroom of the Grand Hotel Bohemia and was hosted by the Art Deco Imperial Hotel, the Buddha-Bar Hotel Prague and the Grand Hotel Bohemia. Executive Room at The Lakeview Xuan Hotel in Nanjing, China 100 hoteliers and travel industry leaders from around the world, gathered at the prestigious “Worldhotels Leadership Forum2010” themed “Building Bridges” which was held inPrague from 9 to 11 September 2010last_img read more

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first_img RelatedExtremely Fast Food – airline meals discussed and disgustMy girlfriend has been nagging me for ages to write something about airline food.Flying with an allergy: Travel advice and tipsOver 20 million people in the UK suffer from allergies, whether it be nut-related or not, and airlines’ allergy policies are being adapted to reflect this. If you’re due to fly and are keen to know more, here are our top tips for travelling with an allergy.Budget airline beats British Airways in Skyscanner surveyBrits vote BA UK’s favourite airline… but budget airline best value for money. Loading…ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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