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Hyatt decides to keep hotel listings on Expedia

Hospitality Industry News - August 17, 2017 - 5:31pm
Hyatt Hotels has settled their disagreement with online booking agent Expedia. It was widely reported at the beginning of the summer that the hotel giant had threatened to pull their brands from the booking platform amid a row over the colossal fees that Expedia charges to have guests book rooms in Hyatt hotels through the site. Hyatt said they were going to leave the site and take all of their brands with them if Expedia didn't agree to cut their commission considerably by July 31st. Hyatt's position will no doubt set a precedent for other brands and hotel chains who are also dissatisfied with the losses they incur by clients booking through platforms such as Expedia, who charge between 15 and 20 percent for the service.
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California towns adapt Carnegie Mellon's 'Smell Pittsburgh' app - Tribune-Review

Robotics - August 17, 2017 - 5:18pm

Tribune-Review

California towns adapt Carnegie Mellon's 'Smell Pittsburgh' app
Tribune-Review
... Pittsburgh " app developed and launched last year by Carnegie Mellon University's Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment (CREATE) Lab to crowdsource air pollution reporting, said Beatrice Dias, project manager at CREATE Lab.

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With code name, how Toyota-Mazda set off secret race for 4000-job plant - USA TODAY

Automotive Education - August 17, 2017 - 4:36pm

USA TODAY

With code name, how Toyota-Mazda set off secret race for 4000-job plant
USA TODAY
... you've got the land, you've got the transportation systems and rail spurs, community college and education and a place where people want to live,” said Kristin Dziczek, director of industry, labor and economics at the Center for Automotive Research.

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Don't Work With Reactionaries - Jacobin magazine

Building Trades - August 17, 2017 - 3:45pm

Jacobin magazine

Don't Work With Reactionaries
Jacobin magazine
His secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, continues to rankle teacher union leaders. ... To answer that, we have to roll back the clock a year, to September 2016, when Sean McGarvey, the president of the Building and Construction Trades, wrote a letter ...
Richard L. Trumka on Twitter: "I cannot sit on a council for a President that tolerates bigotry and domestic ...Twitter
Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council Sees Four Leaders Resign | Fortune.comFortune

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Don't Work With Reactionaries - Jacobin magazine

Building Trades - August 17, 2017 - 3:45pm

Jacobin magazine

Don't Work With Reactionaries
Jacobin magazine
His secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, continues to rankle teacher union leaders. ... To answer that, we have to roll back the clock a year, to September 2016, when Sean McGarvey, the president of the Building and Construction Trades, wrote a letter ...

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University of Michigan creating outdoor complex for safe drone testing - EdScoop News (press release) (registration) (blog)

Robotics - August 17, 2017 - 3:43pm

EdScoop News (press release) (registration) (blog)

University of Michigan creating outdoor complex for safe drone testing
EdScoop News (press release) (registration) (blog)
A pavilion for up to 25 people will host users. The M-Air floor will be grass, and its walls black polyester netting held in place with structural steel poles. Adjustable lighting will make it useable in the evening. "From an aerial robotics education ...

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Gary Harris '75 given alumni honor for diversity, inclusion efforts - Cornell Chronicle

Electrical - August 17, 2017 - 3:20pm

Gary Harris '75 given alumni honor for diversity, inclusion efforts
Cornell Chronicle
He is a professor of electrical engineering and materials science and associate provost for research and graduate studies at Howard University, and director of the Howard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility and the National Nanotechnology ...

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Gary Harris '75 given alumni honor for diversity, inclusion efforts - Cornell Chronicle

Electrical - August 17, 2017 - 3:20pm

Cornell Chronicle

Gary Harris '75 given alumni honor for diversity, inclusion efforts
Cornell Chronicle
He is a professor of electrical engineering and materials science and associate provost for research and graduate studies at Howard University, and director of the Howard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility and the National Nanotechnology ...

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Corvette Club Adds $10000 to Its Scholarship Fund at Penn College - PCToday

Automotive Education - August 17, 2017 - 3:13pm

PCToday

Corvette Club Adds $10000 to Its Scholarship Fund at Penn College
PCToday
Financial aid opportunities for students in Pennsylvania College of Technology's automotive restoration technology and related majors got a substantial boost through a recent scholarship donation from the Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club. Club members ...

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UNWTO Tourism Highlights: 2017 Edition

Hospitality Industry News - August 17, 2017 - 2:55pm
An ever-increasing number of destinations worldwide have opened up to, and invested in tourism, turning it into a key driver of socio-economic progress through the creation of jobs and enterprises, export revenues, and infrastructure development.
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Young entrepreneurs suggest more Public Private Partnerships to Niti Aayog - Economic Times

Industrial Education - August 17, 2017 - 2:43pm

Economic Times

Young entrepreneurs suggest more Public Private Partnerships to Niti Aayog
Economic Times
Under the Champions Of Change programme organised by Niti Aayog, 212 young entrepreneurs were grouped into six sectoral themes — Soft Power: Incredible India 2.0; Education and Skill Development; Health and Nutrition; Energizing a sustainable ...

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Oakwood Worldwide Rewards Scholastic Achievement, Community Involvement with $39,000 in Scholarships to Associates’ Children

Hospitality Industry News - August 17, 2017 - 2:31pm
Oakwood Worldwide®, the global leader in furnished and serviced apartments, is pleased to award Howard F. Ruby scholarships to six dedicated and exemplary students for the 2017/2018 school year, which may be renewed annually for up to four years. The program, named after the company's founder, has awarded more than $168,500 in scholarships to children of Oakwood Worldwide associates.
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Construction union endorses Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson for re ... - cleveland.com

Building Trades - August 17, 2017 - 2:26pm

cleveland.com

Construction union endorses Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson for re ...
cleveland.com
One of Cleveland's most influential labor groups offered its endorsement to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson on Thursday. Dave Wondolowski, executive ...

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At 12, did you build robots? Thanks to Carnegie Mellon, these summer campers did - Miami Herald

Robotics - August 17, 2017 - 2:09pm

Miami Herald

At 12, did you build robots? Thanks to Carnegie Mellon, these summer campers did
Miami Herald
Carnegie supplied the lessons, but the teachers were of MDC's School of Continuing Education and Professional Advancement. “It was a privilege for MDC to participate in this camp,” said Yeni Carranza, the lead STEM instructor. “They made friends, they ...

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At new Cianbro facility, LePage praises vocational training, calls teachers 'a dime a dozen' - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Building Trades - August 17, 2017 - 2:09pm

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

At new Cianbro facility, LePage praises vocational training, calls teachers 'a dime a dozen'
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
... teachers are “a dime a dozen.” The governor made the remarks at the unveiling of Cianbro's new workforce development center that aims to help replenish a diminishing workforce in the construction business with education and training. ... “I'm ...

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At new Cianbro facility, LePage praises vocational training, calls teachers 'a dime a dozen' - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Electrical - August 17, 2017 - 2:09pm

Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

At new Cianbro facility, LePage praises vocational training, calls teachers 'a dime a dozen'
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
... traditional education, saying classroom teachers are “a dime a dozen.” The governor made the remarks at the unveiling of Cianbro's new workforce development center that aims to help replenish a diminishing workforce in the construction business ...

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Crews on the scene of industrial fire in South Middleton Township - FOX43.com

Industrial Education - August 17, 2017 - 2:04pm

FOX43.com

Crews on the scene of industrial fire in South Middleton Township
FOX43.com
The violations were in the category of “Safety Training and Education”, “Requirements for Protective Systems” and “Ladders”. PPG Industries was initially fined $17,300, but that was later reduced to $13,300. In 2013 OSHA also found a violation in the ...

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Debut for ITB Berlin’s LGBT Academy in Japan

Hospitality Industry News - August 17, 2017 - 1:57pm
On 23 and 24 August 2017 the World's leading Travel Trade Show ® will host two workshops on lesbian and gay travel in Tokyo and Kyoto
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JINNY SIMS: 'I'm enthusiastic about the brighter future we are building for BC' - Surrey Now-Leader

Building Trades - August 17, 2017 - 1:25pm

Surrey Now-Leader

JINNY SIMS: 'I'm enthusiastic about the brighter future we are building for BC'
Surrey Now-Leader
A vibrant high-speed network will provide the infrastructure to expand opportunities for First Nations and youth in rural communities to pursue their educational pathway of choice – be it skilled trades, university or college programs. Providing the ...

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600 HS internships completed, DOE says - Queens Chronicle

Automotive Education - August 17, 2017 - 1:22pm

Queens Chronicle

600 HS internships completed, DOE says
Queens Chronicle
The Department of Education seeks to provide 3,000 school-year and summer internships in the automotive, finance, construction, culinary, hospitality, media, technology and design fields by 2019. “Through the CTE Industry Scholars Program, we're ...

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