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Tencent & Shangri-La Group Announce Strategic Partnership

Hospitality Industry News - November 9, 2018 - 11:19am
Tencent and Shangri-La Group announced the signing of a strategic partnership today. The cooperation will be focused on developing and deploying Smart Hotel solutions to power the transformation of hotel operations and services for Shangri-La, and will expand to more future collaborations across various businesses within the Shangri-La Group worldwide. Ms. Hui Kuok, Chairman of Shangri-La Asia Limited and Mr. Dowson Tong, Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent attended the signing ceremony at Futian Shangri-La Hotel, Shenzhen. By leveraging Tencent's strength in technology and connectivity, and by incorporating Shangri-La's hotel experience and business resources, the partnership will help drive technology innovation and business transformation of traditional industry models and enhance service quality and guest experience for hotel operators.
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Student scholarship - Scarborough Leader

Building Trades - November 9, 2018 - 11:11am

Student scholarship
Scarborough Leader
After graduation, he hopes to continue his education. Ellis is one of 14 Maine community college students to receive a generous scholarship from MEREDA. To qualify, students must be a Maine resident, have financial need, and be enrolled as a second ...

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Marriott International Expands “Culture Day” Program Worldwide In 2018

Hospitality Industry News - November 9, 2018 - 11:02am
Immersive Trainings Offer Hotel Staff and Corporate Customers Deep Dives into 13 Cultures, Underscoring Company's Aim to Welcome All, Elevate Customer Satisfaction and Drive BusinessNewest Culture Days: Native American and LGBTQ
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Westfield Team 'That Hertz' Overcomes Quirky Robot In Tournament At High School - TAPinto.net

Robotics - November 9, 2018 - 10:52am

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Westfield Team 'That Hertz' Overcomes Quirky Robot In Tournament At High School
TAPinto.net
WESTFIELD, NJ – Westfield Robotics Team “That Hertz” heads into a tournament in Livingston next month as it comes off of a strong bout with other robotics teams held at Westfield High School. The group of 25 Westfield students competed against 16 other ...

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UNWTO/ETC Report: Outbound Tourism Spending from the Gulf is Six Times the Global Average

Hospitality Industry News - November 9, 2018 - 10:21am
A new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows that outbound tourism from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - comprising six countries of the Arabian peninsula - has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing USD 60 billion in 2017.
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South Africa: Gauteng Education Launches Innovative Aviation Programme for Grade 5 Pupils - AllAfrica.com

Industrial Education - November 9, 2018 - 10:15am

South Africa: Gauteng Education Launches Innovative Aviation Programme for Grade 5 Pupils
AllAfrica.com
The programme, which will benefit pupils from Lyndhurst, Bovet, Halfway House, Mitaketa and Nokuphila primary schools, is a partnership between the Gauteng department of education and global Fortune 100 software industrial company Honeywell.

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Pratt Institute Celebrates the Inauguration of President Frances Bronet - Pratt News

Industrial Education - November 9, 2018 - 10:04am

Pratt Institute Celebrates the Inauguration of President Frances Bronet
Pratt News
She focused on the challenge of higher education under siege—with costs, outcomes, and value all under scrutiny. As the 20th-century model of education once required for industrial work becomes obsolete, what will tomorrow's education look like? “Now ...

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Industrial robots – pros and cons - Packaging World

Industrial Education - November 9, 2018 - 10:03am

Packaging World

Industrial robots – pros and cons
Packaging World
Capital Investment: Robots require significant upfront investment for hardware and software, as well as installation, integration, training and education, and necessary safety equipment. Ongoing costs such as maintenance, repair and programming, should ...

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Industrial robots – pros and cons - Packaging World

Robotics - November 9, 2018 - 10:03am

Packaging World

Industrial robots – pros and cons
Packaging World
Capital Investment: Robots require significant upfront investment for hardware and software, as well as installation, integration, training and education, and necessary safety equipment. Ongoing costs such as maintenance, repair and programming, should ...

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The Registry Collection® Program Expands Exchange Network in the Caribbean with New Affiliations

Hospitality Industry News - November 9, 2018 - 9:38am
The Registry Collection® program, the world's largest luxury exchange program, recently added two new resort properties in the Caribbean to its luxury exchange network. The resorts, LANAIS at Maré in San Juan and Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia, expand The Registry Collection program's presence in these popular vacation destinations.
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U.S. Construction Pipeline Continues on a Modest Growth Trajectory

Hospitality Industry News - November 9, 2018 - 9:26am
Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that in the third quarter of 2018 the total U.S. construction pipeline stands at 5,376 projects/650,576 rooms, up 7% from 2017's 5,011 projects/608,837 rooms. The total pipeline has been growing modestly over the past two years and is expected to continue its ascent at least into the first quarter of 2019. However, pipeline totals are still distant from the all-time high of 5,883 projects/785,547 rooms reached in the second quarter of 2008 and are not expected to reach those records again this cycle.Projects in the early planning stage with 1,594 projects/ 84,031 rooms are up significantly, 31% by projects and 23% by rooms year-over-year (YOY). Big jumps are typical for the back-end of a hotel real estate cycle when developers rush to move projects from the drawing board to the pipeline before further interest rate hikes, the rising cost of building materials and the continued struggle to secure skilled labor take effect. Projects scheduled to start construction in the next 12 months, with 2,144 projects/253,102 rooms, are near even YOY. Projects currently under construction are at 1,638 projects/213,443 rooms, while the highest count for this cycle, they are up only modestly YOY. The announced renovation and conversion pipeline has expanded significantly with the total pipeline at 1,767 projects/273,443 rooms, it is the largest count that LE has ever recorded. These numbers show a remarkable 30% increase by projects and 27% increase by rooms, YOY. The surge in announced renovation and conversion counts can also be seen quarter-over-quarter with a 25% increase in both projects and rooms since the second quarter of 2018.
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STR: U.S. hotel results for week ending 3 November

Hospitality Industry News - November 9, 2018 - 9:24am
The U.S. hotel industry reported mostly flat year-over-year results in the three key performance metrics during the week of 28 October through 3 November 2018, according to data from STR.
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Gauteng education launches innovative aviation programme for Grade 5 pupils - News24

Industrial Education - November 9, 2018 - 9:14am

News24

Gauteng education launches innovative aviation programme for Grade 5 pupils
News24
The programme, which will benefit pupils from Lyndhurst, Bovet, Halfway House, Mitaketa and Nokuphila primary schools, is a partnership between the Gauteng department of education and global Fortune 100 software industrial company Honeywell.

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Sansiri strengthens its global vision by driving The Standard’s aggressive international expansion and the launch of One Night app in Asia

Hospitality Industry News - November 9, 2018 - 8:43am
As part of its recent expansion into the global hospitality, technology and lifestyle industries through an investment worth US$80 million in six global brands, Sansiri has announced the arrival in the Thai market of The Standard Hotels and Residences as part of its wider global expansion and Asia's first launch of the One Night spontaneous hotel booking app in Bangkok. The brands' move to Asia followed a rapid growth fueled by significant investments from Sansiri last year. Standard International has doubled its secured footprint globally from 5 to 10 hotels within 1 year and plans to double again to 20 within 5 years, while One Night will now expand its reach to the thriving Asian market, starting with Bangkok. Apichart Chutrakul, Chief Executive Officer, Sansiri Public Company Limited, said: "In November 2017, we announced our investments in several global brands that are leaders in the hospitality, technology and lifestyle businesses as part of Sansiri's move to expand our collaborative, multi-disciplinary portfolio beyond real estate development. I'm delighted to share that only one year on, the investment has helped to fuel impressive growth that will see two of the brands - The Standard and One Night - expand into the lucrative Asian markets, with Thailand as their first port of call."The Standard, considered the most powerful brand in the boutique hotel business, doubled its secured global footprint following Sansiri's acquisition of a 35% stake in the parent company for US$58 million. Known for its people and its progressive approach to cultural programming, partnerships and events, The Standard will expand its distinctive voice to new markets, connecting its community focused and social voice globally. Ten properties are slated to open across the world including two in Thailand over the next few years, as part of its five-year plan to develop 20 hotels globally in thriving urban and intriguing resort locations. The plan includes and targets new hotels in London (opening Q1 2019), Paris, Milan, Berlin, Lisbon, Prague, Madrid, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Dubai, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Bangkok, Phuket, Hua Hin, Jakarta and Bali. The Standard has secured or are now in advanced discussions in all of the markets mentioned.Amar Lalvani, Chief Executive Officer, Standard International, said: "The arrival of The Standard brand in new locations across the world, including Thailand, will bring our unique approach to hospitality to many more people to enjoy. We create spaces that are culturally relevant to each market brought to life through our thoughtfully designed spaces and experiences for guests and locals alike. The Standard hotels anchor neighborhoods and become hubs for creative energy and collaboration. For example, The Standard, High Line, our flagship hotel in New York, was a pioneer in redefining the city's Meatpacking District, turning it into one of the most sought after neighborhoods in the city, and attracting new entrants to the district including the Whitney Museum, Tesla and Samsung. Property values since our entry in the immediate vicinity of The Standard have increased at close to double the rate compared to areas just a few blocks away from our hotel. We believe the same will be true when The Standard opens its first location outside the US, in London's King's Cross and upcoming new locations worldwide." "Our first hotel in Thailand will be in Phuket where we will also introduce the first Standard Residences product in partnership with Sansiri. Thailand is a particularly attractive market for us with the country's many attractions and growth in visitors as well as the fit with The Standard brand giving its thriving culinary, fashion and arts scene. We have chosen to open our regional office in Bangkok to oversee all of our operations in Asia and the Middle East."With its existing portfolio of six properties and a combined 1,200 rooms (including the soon to open London property), The Standard generates annual property level revenue of approximately US$200 million, with an average occupancy rate of 85%, and 121% revenue per available room (RevPar) relative to its comparable set of hotels. Standard also has a very high percentage of direct bookings and repeat guests which are further indicators of the brand's strength relative to its competitors.Jimmy Suh, President and Co-founder of One Night, said, "We are excited to announce the launch of Bangkok, marking One Night's expansion into Asia. As a 24x7 city that works hard and plays hard, Bangkok represents the ideal market for One Night - a last-minute hotel booking app offering a highly curated collection of the most sought-after independent hotels at the lowest rates.""One Night celebrates spontaneous living and experiential travel catering to today's on-demand service economy. Moreover, hotels are becoming increasingly popular by locals who wish to escape their daily routine with a "staycation" in their own cities"One Night will launch in Bangkok with 16 of the best independent hotels: Akyra TAS Sukhumvit, Akyra Thonglor, Ba Hao, The Cabochon Hotel, The Okura Prestige, Riva Arun, Riva Surya, Shanghai Mansion, The Siam Hotel, Siam@Siam Design Hotel, The Sukhothai, The Sukosol, 137 Pillars Suites & Residences, Amdaeng Hotel, Josh Hotel, and Oneday Hostel. To celebrate the launch of One Night in Bangkok, members of Sansiri Family and Siri Priority enjoy 1,000 THB and 1,500 THB discount off hotel booking at One Night in Bangkok respectively, valid today until 30 November 2018. In addition to Bangkok, One Night is operating in 15 major cities in the United States and London with over 170 independent hotels. One Night is projected to be in 30 cities by year-end 2019, including more cities in Asia and Europe."The strategic partnerships with such strong and exciting brands will strengthen Sansiri's core real estate business. Consumers will also benefit from having access to services provided by truly world-class leaders. The arrival of both The Standard and One Night in the Thai market marks another important step to be followed by several more in the future," concluded Chutrakul.
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Muskegon Promise scholarships help 415 students - Grand Haven Tribune

Automotive Education - November 9, 2018 - 8:34am

Grand Haven Tribune

Muskegon Promise scholarships help 415 students
Grand Haven Tribune
Another investor, Jim Teets of ADAC Automotive said, “The kids have worked hard to earn the Promise and deserve our support and pride.” Muskegon Area Intermediate School District Superintendent John Severson said the high numbers ... Muskegon County is ...

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It ended in 1767, yet this experiment is still linked to higher incomes and education levels today - Washington Post

Building Trades - November 9, 2018 - 8:11am

Washington Post

It ended in 1767, yet this experiment is still linked to higher incomes and education levels today
Washington Post
Yet even 250 years later, people living near the ruins of Jesuit missions complete 10 to 15 percent more years of education and earn 10 percent more than residents of equivalent towns without missions, according to a study published in the Quarterly ...

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What is driving the international pro audio education boom? - Audio Media International

Electrical - November 9, 2018 - 8:05am

Audio Media International

What is driving the international pro audio education boom?
Audio Media International
Entitled “What's Driving The International Pro Audio Education Boom,” our panel was designed to explore a phenomenon that has emerged over the past few years as a formidable new trend in contemporary education. As with medicine, law, physics and other ...

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NCK Tech instructor named KCWE Outstanding New Teacher - hays Post

Electrical - November 9, 2018 - 7:03am

hays Post

NCK Tech instructor named KCWE Outstanding New Teacher
hays Post
Matt Friess, Electrical instructor with NCK Tech's Beloit campus has been selected to receive the 2018 Kansas Council for Workforce Education Outstanding New Teacher Award. The award is designed to recognize a faculty member who has less than five ...

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Global NCAP World Congress 2018 and Stop The Crash successfully held In Delhi, India - Automotive World (press release)

Automotive Education - November 9, 2018 - 7:03am

Global NCAP World Congress 2018 and Stop The Crash successfully held In Delhi, India
Automotive World (press release)
In addition to the World Congress, on 26 September, Global NCAP in conjunction with the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) co-hosted a Stop The Crash event at the Buddh International circuit in Delhi, India. At the event motorcycle ABS ...

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Muskegon Promise scholarships help 415 students - Grand Haven Tribune

Automotive Education - November 9, 2018 - 6:46am

Grand Haven Tribune

Muskegon Promise scholarships help 415 students
Grand Haven Tribune
Another investor, Jim Teets of ADAC Automotive said, “The kids have worked hard to earn the Promise and deserve our support and pride.” Muskegon Area Intermediate School District Superintendent John Severson said the high numbers ... Muskegon County is ...

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