Posted by Tags: Canada, Luxury Travel, Toronto, USA & Canada << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Robert De Niro is bringing his upmarket hotel chain to Toronto TORONTO — Celebrities in town for TIFF will soon have a new place to see and be seen: Nobu, co-founded by Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, will be launching a combination hotel and condo complex in Toronto.The brand, back by De Niro as well as chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Hollywood producer Meir Teper, is building two 49-storey towers, which are set to include 700 condominium suites, hotel rooms and a 1,400-square-metre restaurant.Credit: Nobu ResidencesThe first Nobu restaurant was launched in New York in 1993 and the brand has since expanded to cities including Beijing, Dubai, Las Vegas, London, Melbourne, Mexico City and Moscow.Nobu hotels can be found in cities including Chicago, Malibu, Manila, Miami and Riyadh.Toronto is the first city to have a restaurant integrated with Nobu-branded high-rise residences and a hotel, the company said Wednesday in a release.Maybe someone should let them know they can still buy Trump Tower before they break ground.More news: Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reported With file from The Canadian Press Michael Smith Thursday, March 9, 2017
Share Fannie Mae Flood Insurance Freddie Mac House Financial Services Committee 2016-04-29 Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News A House Win For State Insurers The House Financial Services Committee unanimously passed a bill this week that lifts certain restrictions placed on insurance companies by the federal government and gives states more flexibility to license and regulate private flood insurance.The H.R. 2901, the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act, authorizes state insurance commissioners to approve flood insurance policies for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other federally-backed mortgages. In addition, the bipartisan bill encourages the development of a robust private flood insurance market that offers homeowners more pricing and coverage options.The bill is co-sponsored by Reps. Dennis Ross (R-Florida) and Patrick Murphy (D-Florida) and passed on a 419-0 vote.Ross stated in his House floor speech that regulatory restrictions along with the bias of regulators favoring National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies have prevented the development of a private flood insurance marketplace, and this was “an unintended consequence.”“While the NFIP is limited in what its policies cover, the private sector is not. The private sector is also in a better position to provide stronger incentives for property owners to invest in mitigation and resiliency. Ultimately, this increased emphasis on mitigation will benefit homeowners and taxpayers alike,” he said.Although the bill is specifically for Florida homeowners, Ross stated that homeowners all over the U.S. could benefit from flood insurance reform.“Floridians and all Americans across the country would greatly benefit from more choices when it comes to flood insurance policies, and private competition in this market will lead to greater innovation and more affordable and comprehensive policies for consumers,” Ross stated.Murphy added, “This bill is a win-win for Florida families, giving them more options for flood insurance coverage and bringing down the cost of policies. It was great to see our legislation pass with unanimous support, and I urge the Senate to swiftly follow suit.” April 29, 2016 499 Views
Hong Kong – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineToday, Firestone Management Group, a boutique private jet advisory practice focused on assisting multinational private jet organizations interested in penetrating the emerging markets of Asia-Pacific, releases a current report on the private jet landscape within the Republic of India. This is the inaugural issue of a bi-annual report on India from the Firestone Management Group.As of March 15, 2011 there are currently a combined total of 136 private jets registered in India made by the following private jet manufacturers:-Hawker Beechcraft leads the industry with 35 private jets registered representing 26 percent of the entire installed base.-Cessna Aircraft Company closely follows with 31 private jets currently registered in the country, representing 23 percent of the installed base.-Bombardier has 24 private jets representing 18 percent of the installed base.-Dassault Falcon Jet has 17 private jets representing 13 percent of the total installed base.-Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has 15 private jets equaling 11 percent of the total installed base.-Embraer, Boeing, and Airbus have yet to reach double digits with 9, 3 and 2 private jets respectively.Of the combined total of 136 private jets, 95 were manufactured less than 10 years ago, representing nearly 70 percent of the current installed base of aircraft currently registered in India. In the last 36 months alone, 43 jets have been added to the registry representing a 46 percent growth.“The growth opportunity for private jet manufacturers to deliver their products into India is tremendous,” says Justin Firestone, managing director of Firestone Management Group. “As the world’s largest democracy, the second most populous country and one of the fastest growing major economies, this quantitative data indicates India is clearly embracing the need for safe and efficient business jet travel.”Data used within this report was collected using AMSTAT, the leading source for worldwide corporate aircraft fleet operator and market information, and other primary and secondary research.www.FirestoneManagementGroup.com
11Dec Rep. Bellino: Line 5 tunnel best option for Michigan families, job providers Categories: Bellino News,News Representative supports plan forming new tunnel oversight panelState Rep. Joe Bellino said a plan approved today in the Michigan House with bipartisan support is a key step toward energy security for Michigan residents and the creation of thousands of jobs for Michigan workers.Bellino, of Monroe, said agreements with Enbridge Energy to build a multi-use utility tunnel will allow for the decommissioning of the current Line 5 segment in the Straits and greatly reduce the risk of an oil spill between Michigan’s peninsulas. It will also provide energy security for Michigan families and businesses.“The Great Lakes are critical to our economy and way of life in Michigan. Ensuring families and businesses have access to safe, reliable energy is also essential,” said Bellino, a member of the House Energy Policy Committee. “This solution makes Line 5 safer while it continues to deliver resources to heat Michigan homes and power our economic growth.”The plan laid out in Senate Bill 1197 creates a new, independent authority to provide oversight and take ownership of the proposed tunnel. The new body will be called the Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority.Bellino said Enbridge, not taxpayers, will pay for 100 percent of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the tunnel. Once the company reaches an agreement with the newly created Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority, the authority would own the tunnel and provide proper oversight, including a public, transparent process for ongoing operation of the tunnel.“The tunnel project will put people to work, protect our natural resources and heat Michigan homes and businesses – and taxpayers won’t pay a dime for the construction,” Bellino said. “This is a win-win-win for Michigan families, workers and businesses.”###
UK regulator Ofcom has made two new appointments to its content board.Monisha ShahThe media and telecoms watchdog has named Monisha Shah and Jonathan Baker to the board, which provides editorial and content advice and is made up of people who have worked for UK broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, S4C and Sky.Both Shah and Baker will serve three-year terms, ending on September 30 2020.Jonathan BakerShah is currently chair of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance, a non-executive director of Imagen, a media management technology company, and an Independent director of publishing company Next Mediaworks. She worked at BBC Worldwide for 10 years until 2010.Baker is currently the founding Professor of Journalism at the University of Essex. He was previously editor of the BBC’s main flagship evening news programme and also as BBC World news editor, deputy head of newsgathering and as head of the College of Journalism, responsible for training BBC journalists.
Health officials are investigating an outbreak of intestinal illness that has sickened dozens and is “likely linked” to salads at McDonald’s.McDonald’s said Friday it’s voluntarily pulling salads from about 3,000 locations in 14 states, primarily in the Midwest, until it can switch to a different lettuce supplier.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it’s found 61 cases of cyclosporiasis among people located in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin who had eaten salads at McDonald’s.Two people have been hospitalized and no deaths are linked to the outbreak.Illinois’ health department said Thursday that it confirmed about 90 cases of cyclosporiasis since mid-May. The same day, an Iowa health official said the state found “15 Iowans who ate McDonald’s salads in late June to early July prior to getting ill.” The Food and Drug Administration says cyclosporiasis is associated with symptoms including: “diarrhea, with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements. Other common symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps/pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea, and fatigue. Vomiting, body aches, headache, fever, and other flu-like symptoms may be noted.”Cyclosporiasis is caused by the microscopic Cyclospora cayetanensis parasite that can contaminate food or water, according to the FDA.The CDC said as of Friday, it confirmed 227 cases of cyclosporiasis in people in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan who consumed now-recalled Del Monte vegetable trays. Del Monte recalled the trays in early June, the FDA says, and the agency says the Del Monte outbreak is not related to the one involving McDonald’s.Sickness caused by Cyclospora is “relatively rare in the U.S.” according to NPR’s Michaeleen Doucleff. “Most food poisonings here are caused by bacteria or viruses, like E. coli and norovirus. In contrast, Cyclospora is a protozoan, which typically hangs out in tropical and subtropical regions.”Standard treatment of sulfa drugs can “wipe out the infection quickly,” Doucleff notes. The CDC says most people with healthy immune systems will recover from Cyclospora infection without treatment, though health officials recommend anyone with diarrhea that has lasted more than three days to contact a health care provider. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
Digital portfolios are effective marketing because they are personalized, private, and delivered 1-to-1. iFOLIOs have images, videos, and animated charts and are shared via SMS, email, and any way you share a link. The private portfolios generate open rates up to 75% from mobile share, and engagement up to 2 min 40+ seconds in a market where attention spans average 7 seconds.Marketing Technology News: Gartner Survey Shows Inside Sales Organizations Risk Losing 24% of Employees This YearThrough iFOLIO, companies can engage their customers and prospects more authentically, optimizing the relationship, and delivering a remarkable experience. iFOLIO platform enables sales or account management to deliver a portfolio directly to a customer via SMS or email and then follow-up from the sales dashboard. The iFOLIO Analytics enable more thoughtful, data-driven follow-ups and Reverse CRM™ automates outreach notes into the CRM system reducing reporting workloads.Growth is in the iFOLIO DNA. Using its own incredibly effective platform for sales and marketing, iFOLIO grew paid customers 1100% last year.Marketing Technology News: Airbnb Introduces New Search Capabilities for Business TripsToday iFOLIO powers over 3500 clients in 58 countries including the Atlanta Falcons NFL, Equifax, iD Tech and was honored with a 2019 MAX Marketing Innovation Award by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for introducing a new standard of digital engagement for enterprise professionals with a platform for private portfolio sites for customer introductions, presentations, and proposals.“We are so honored to accept this award and to serve our incredible clients as they transform their customer experience with personalized portfolios and SMS. We believe relationships are central to business and the future of incredible presentations, stories, and customer experiences are private digital portfolios,” says Jean Marie Richardson, Founder and CEO of iFOLIO.Marketing Technology News: Adobe Survey Says That Voice and Screen Combined Are the Future In today’s digital world, buyers are more informed and have high expectations when they interact with a company. It’s critical for enterprises to maximize that customer touchpoint with an experience that feels custom and differentiated.iFOLIO is recognized with the Global Excellence Award “Best in Personalized Digital Marketing Solutions – 2019” by AI Global Media for innovation, growth, and delivering results through an enterprise digital portfolio platform. iFOLIO Honored with Global Excellence Award, Best in Personalized Digital Marketing Solutions – 2019 by AI Global Media PRNewswire2 hours agoJuly 23, 2019 Deliver delightful Customer Experiences crmdigital marketing solutionsiFOLIOMAX MarketingNewsSales and marketing Previous ArticleMobify Report Delivers First Ecommerce Benchmarks for Progressive Web AppsNext ArticleIt’s Ok to Message Your Customers – but They’re Not Your Friends
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The Securities and Exchange Commission argued the tweet was misleading and harmed investors who bought stock in the electric car company as a result. The company is not going private.Tesla and Musk, the company’s CEO, agreed to pay a total of $40 million in fines in the settlement Tuesday. The settlement allows Musk to hold on to his CEO post, but he will give up his seat as Tesla’s chairman for at least three years.As part of the agreement, Tesla also must clamp down on Musk’s communications with investors. The company will be required to appoint an independent chairman and directors with no direct ties to Musk. Explore further Citation: Judge approves Elon Musk settlement with SEC (2018, October 16) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-elon-musk-settlement-sec.html A federal judge is approving a settlement between Elon Musk and federal regulators over his infamous tweet about taking Tesla private. Shareholders must vote on Musk’s return as Tesla chairman © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
Boeing employees work on a 737 MAX jet at the company’s factory in Renton, Washington—the aviation giant has unveiled a fix to the software system of the jet, which has suffered two deadly crashes in recent months Embattled aviation giant Boeing pledged Wednesday to do all it can to prevent crashes like the two that killed nearly 350 people in recent months, as it unveiled a fix to the flight software of its grounded 737 MAX aircraft. Timeline of the history of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft since its certification by the US Federal Aviation Administration in 2017 US regulators under fire, Boeing launches charm offensive Boeing’s vice president of product strategy, Mike Sinnett, presented the flight software fix for the company’s embattled 737 MAX passenger jet Boeing gathered hundreds of pilots and reporters to unveil the changes to the MCAS stall prevention system, which has been implicated in the tragedies in Ethiopia and Indonesia, as part of a charm offensive to restore the company’s reputation.”We are going to do everything to make sure that accidents like this don’t happen again,” Mike Sinnett, Boeing’s vice president of product strategy, told reporters at a factory in Washington state.Meanwhile, across the country in the nation’s capital, the head of the US air safety agency faced harsh questions from senators over its relationship with and oversight of Boeing.Dan Elwell, the acting head of the Federal Aviation Administration, defended his agency but acknowledged that as systems become more complex, the FAA’s “oversight approach needs to evolve.”Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and other top officials were also on the hot seat on Capitol Hill.Boeing chief Dennis Muilenburg was not called to the Senate hearing, but is expected to testify at a later date. Among the changes, the MCAS will no longer repeatedly make corrections when the pilot tries to regain control, and will be automatically disconnected in the event of disagreements between the two “angle of attack” (AOA) sensors, the company said. Explore further Citation: Boeing unveils fix to flight system after deadly crashes (2019, March 27) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-03-boeing-unveils-flight-deadly.html Ahead of the tough questioning, the company launched a campaign to convince the flying public that it is addressing the issues with the 737 MAX, including a fix to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) implicated in the deadly crashes. At the company’s massive factory in Renton, Washington, Boeing unveiled the software changes and offered reassurances.Sinnett said it will take only about an hour to install the updates and they can begin as soon as regulators authorize the changes, which were developed “after months of testing and hundreds of hours.”Authorization pendingThe MCAS, which makes the aircraft dive in order to regain speed if it detects a stall or loss of airspeed, was developed specifically for the 737 MAX, which has a heavier engine than its predecessor, the 737 NG. This is a major change because until the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy earlier this month, the MCAS was set to react to information from a single sensor and would repeatedly override pilot corrections.The initial investigation into the Lion Air crash in Indonesia in October found that one of the AOA sensors failed but continued to transmit erroneous information to the MCAS.Boeing also will install a warning feature—at no cost —- called a “disagree light” to indicate to the pilot when the left and right AOA sensors are out of sync.The company also is revising pilot training, including for those already certified on the 737, to provide “enhanced understanding of the 737 MAX” flight system and crew procedures. Workers stand under the wing of a Boeing 737 MAX airplane at the company’s factory in Renton, Washington In his prepared testimony, he called on the agency to tighten oversight of companies that self-certify.But a Boeing official countered that wholesale changes were not needed, saying: “In general, the process has worked and continues to work, and we see no reason to overhaul the process.” The FAA—which delegates some certification procedures to Boeing, including for parts of the MAX—was “directly involved” in the safety review of the MCAS, Elwell said.”The certification process was detailed and thorough,” but “time yields more data,” he added.A Boeing official meanwhile said there was no need to revamp a regulatory process that has “continued to lead to safer and safer airplanes.”At a separate hearing, Chao said she was “concerned about any allegations of coziness with any company,” but noted that allowing Boeing to handle some of its own safety certifications was necessary because the FAA “can’t do it on their own.”She said she has ordered the Transportation Department’s inspector general, Calvin Scovel, to investigate the MAX certification, and Scovel in turn noted various concerns with FAA inspectors and procedures. US pilots complained after the Lion Air crash that they had not been fully briefed on the system.’Directly involved’In Washington, US aviation regulators faced questions about how certification for the MAX was handled.Lawmakers also want to know why officials did not immediately ground the aircraft after an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 crashed shortly after takeoff near Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 157 people onboard.The delay has given rise to suspicions of a too-cozy relationship between regulators and the American plane maker, especially since Chinese and European authorities moved quickly to ban the planes as soon as similarities with the Lion Air crash were raised. Southwest is one of the airlines that flies the now grounded 737 MAX aircraft Boeing 737 MAX deliveries and orders, per region and company © 2019 AFP This document is subject to copyright. 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9 Strange Excuses for Why We Haven’t Met Aliens Yet The 12 Strangest Objects in the Universe 15 Amazing Images of Stars There’s a rebellious, half-dead star in the Little Dipper that’s hellbent on escaping our galaxy — and now, astronomers have an idea why. The star, a small white dwarf that’s moving incredibly fast toward the edge of the galaxy, may be one of just a handful of known white dwarfs that exploded in supernovas and lived to tell the tale, according to a study published June 21 in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Academic Astronomical Society. The study authors said this unusual star, named LP 40−365, is a “partly burnt runaway remnant,” suggesting that a peculiar, weaker-than-average supernova rendered the star much smaller, faster and toastier than a typical white dwarf. Strange as it appears, this stellar oddity may not be alone; using data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia space telescope, the study authors also found three additional stars in other parts of the galaxy with properties and trajectories similar to LP 40-365’s. The researchers said these four oddball stars may represent a newfound type of fate for white dwarfs that run out of fuel and explode — a fate that leaves them charred, shrunken and streaking across the galaxy at incredible velocities, but still largely intact. These partly burnt dwarfs “form a distinct class of chemically peculiar runaway stars,” the study authors wrote, and the objects could shed their own weird form of light on the complex factors that cause stars to explode in the first place. A modest thermonuclear explosion When a large star exhausts all of its nuclear fuel, it may shed its outer layers of matter and shrink into a hot, shriveled husk called a white dwarf. Eventually, as gravity continues compacting that dying star core, the star may collapse, explode in a supernova, and leave behind an ultradense neutron star or black hole. The authors of the new study said stars like LP 40−365 represent a third possible fate for exploded dwarfs. To meet this fate, the white dwarf must explode in a peculiar, theoretical sort of explosion called a type Iax supernova. Essentially, previous studies have argued, these are smaller-than-average supernovas capable of ripping away some of a white dwarf’s matter while leaving its core largely intact. In addition to blowing away a bunch of the afflicted star’s mass, a type Iax supernova may kick that star out of its orbit — possibly sending the star flying so fast that it is no longer bound by the gravitational pull of its home galaxy. Stars like LP 40−365 will almost assuredly escape into intergalactic space in time, the authors wrote, and satellite images already show this happening. (Take a look at these two images of LP 40−365, taken in 1955 and 1995, to see how its escape is already warping the shape of the Little Dipper.) It’s not unusual for a renegade star to get punted across the universe after, say, its binary partner explodes or gets sucked into a black hole. But it’s quite another matter for an old star to collapse into a white dwarf, explode in a supernova and then keep on smoldering as an even-smaller white dwarf. Besides their impressive speed (they move at hundreds of miles per second), partly burnt remnants are also unusual for their size; they are much smaller than a typical white dwarf, having lost much of their mass in the supernova. They also retain clear traces of past supernovae in their atmospheres, which are rich in ash and heavy elements but lacking in light elements like hydrogen and helium, which may have burnt away. The researchers said they are optimistic that, by looking for these telltale features, the Gaia satellite could detect as many as 20 additional partly burnt stellar remnants before the instrument’s mission ends in 2022. That could provide enough evidence to prove that some stars have what it takes to survive a supernova explosion, even if the experience leaves them eager to find a new galactic home. Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoKelley Blue Book2019 Lexus Vehicles Worth Buying for Their Resale ValueKelley Blue BookUndoArticles VallyDad Cuts Daughter’s Hair Off For Getting Birthday Highlights, Then Mom Does The UnthinkableArticles VallyUndoBirch Gold GroupThis IRS Tax Law is Sweeping the U.S.Birch Gold GroupUndo
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