Couple keeps Canadas Main Streets alive in The Tale of a Town

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: To say the The Tale of a Town struck a nerve with Canadians is clearly an understatement. After making a number of Tales around Ontario, in 2014 the pair turned it into a national project and have since made shows about and for every province and territory in the country. They’ve raised over half a million dollars in government and foundation support and employed 119 artists along the way.READ MORE Facebookcenter_img Advertisement In 2008, Lisa Marie DiLiberto had an idea: to make a theatre production celebrating Canadian main streets and downtowns. This came to her while touring across Canada, but she decided to make the new production about the neighbourhood she was then living in: Parkdale.Among the team that she brought together was Charles Ketchabaw, a theatre technician with a background in radio. The production they made, The Tale of a Town, gathered oral histories from people living in Parkdale and presented them in a storefront theatre, using a combination of live actors and recorded media.Nearly a decade, 124 towns, 3,259 interviews, 157 performances, one marriage and two kids later, DiLiberto and Ketchabaw are bringing The Tale of a Town — Canada to Theatre Passe Muraille next week, as part of a nationwide tour that visits Milton, St. Catharines, Kingston and Burlington early next year. Lisa Marie DiLiberto and her husband Charles Ketchabaw gather information and recollections about main streets and downtowns across Canada for their Tale of a Town theatre series. (TINA LIETTE) Twitterlast_img read more

UNC hires Bly Brewster Cross retains Thigpen on staff

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — New North Carolina coach Mack Brown is adding former Tar Heels and NFL cornerback Dre’ Bly, Tim Brewster and Tim Cross to his staff.The school announced the hirings Friday, along with the decision to retain Tommy Thigpen from former coach Larry Fedora’s staff.Bly was an All-American under Brown in the 1990s before an 11-year NFL career. He’ll coach cornerbacks.Brewster will be assistant head coach and tight ends coach. He coached with Brown previously at UNC and Texas. He spent 2018 at Texas A&M under Jimbo Fisher.Cross will coach the defensive line. He spent the past five seasons at Air Force and worked under Brown at Texas.Thigpen, who played under Brown at UNC, will work as co-defensive co-ordinator and safeties coach.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press read more

Football No 10 Ohio State takes on No 4 Michigan with sixgame

Every year, both Ohio State and Michigan have this game marked on their calendars.Every year, the Ohio State-Michigan matchup brings together one of the all-time biggest rivalries in college football. Michigan leads the series overall with a record of 58-49-6, but in recent years, Ohio State has taken control, winning the past six installments since Urban Meyer took over as head coach.But this year, for the first time in the Meyer era, No. 4 Michigan (10-1, 8-0 Big Ten) comes into “The Game” as the favorite against No. 10 Ohio State (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten), and it’s the first time since 2004 that the Wolverines are favorites in Ohio Stadium.“We don’t talk about those things,” Meyer said. “The most prepared team will win the game. It’s not who’s favored and who is not. I didn’t know that. And I don’t imagine our team really does.”Michigan enters as the favorite thanks to a 10-game winning streak after losing its opener on the road to now-No. 3 Notre Dame 24-17. Included in the streak are wins against then-No. 15 Wisconsin, then-No. 24 Michigan State and then-No. 14 Penn State. The victories against the Badgers and the Nittany Lions were by 25 points or more.“Whenever you face an elite team, elite defense, which they are, personnel stands out, front seven stands out,” Meyer said. “I think they’re No. 1 in the nation in pass defense. And just very good personnel, very well thought-out scheme and very good defense.”The Wolverines hold the No. 1 pass defense, as well as the No. 1 defense overall, allowing 234.8 yards per game, more than 15 yards fewer than any other team in the country.Michigan allows 13.5 points per game, tied for the fourth fewest in the NCAA.The country’s strongest defense is led by stars in the front seven. Junior linebackers Devin Bush and Josh Uche combine for 85 tackles, 17.5 of which are for a loss, including 12 sacks.Junior Rashan Gary and redshirt senior Chase Winovich have 7.5 sacks of their own on the defensive line on 94 combined tackles. But Winovich went down with an upper-body injury against Indiana on Saturday, and his status remains uncertain for the game, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said.But Michigan had one of the strongest defenses in the country in 2017 — ending the season with the third-fewest yards allowed per game — when it lost to Ohio State at home.The difference comes on the other side of the ball.After ending this past season with the 25th worst total offense in the NCAA, the Wolverines come into Ohio Stadium averaging 36.6 points per game, No. 24 in the country, scoring 40 or more points in six of their 11 games.Junior quarterback Shea Patterson is the difference maker, throwing for 2,177 yards, 18 touchdowns and four interceptions while completing 65.9 percent of his passes. He also averages 4.2 yards per rush for 252 yards and two scores on the ground.Patterson has a trio of players who receive the majority of the targets: sophomore wide receivers Donovan Peoples-Jones and Nico Collins, and senior tight end Zach Gentry.Peoples-Jones leads the team with 32 catches for 477 yards and seven touchdowns. Gentry, the 6-foot-8 tight end, is closely behind with 475 yards and a pair of scores. Collins has 29 catches for 461 yards and four touchdowns this season.Senior running back Karan Higdon leads the No. 14 rushing offense in the nation with 1,106 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns on 5.3 yards per carry.Higdon said Monday in a Michigan press conference he guarantees a Michigan victory against the Buckeyes.Instead of making promises, Meyer is going to let the Buckeyes’ play on Saturday do all the talking.  “How do you show respect for them and the game? You work, which we are. We’re working so damn hard for this,” Meyer said.Michigan comes in with the momentum, and hopes of ending its losing streak and finishing off the team’s “Revenge Tour” that has motivated the Wolverines all season.They have gone through three key stops on their tour: Wisconsin, Michigan State and Penn State.Now, No. 4 Michigan remains one win away from finishing it, facing off against No. 10 Ohio State in Ohio Stadium at noon on Saturday. It enters with the strongest team of the Harbaugh era, and one of the most vulnerable Ohio State teams since Meyer took over.Now, it comes down to one game to see if the Wolverines can finish what they started, or if the Buckeyes can go to the Big Ten Championship once more. Only this time, they will have to do it as the underdog.Wyatt Crosher: 34-24 MichiganColin Gay: 35-31 Ohio StateRachel Bules: 38-35 Ohio StateSydney Riddle: 24-21 Ohio StateAmanda Parrish: 35-30 Ohio StateZach Varda: 45-17 MichiganEdward Sutelan: 28-24 MichiganJake Rahe: 21-17 Ohio State read more

Manitou displaying worlds largest telescopic handler at AIMEX

first_imgManitou Australia will show what it says is the world’s largest telescopic handler on Stand R103 during AIMEX, September 6-9. Managing director Stuart Walker said the giant handler would be just one of a number of innovative mining solutions and surprises on the Manitou stand. “We will also display an M50-4 rough terrain forklift, a Maniaccess elevating work platform, a Mustang skid steer loader and will preview Manitou’s underground mining solutions,” he said. Patented hydraulic cylinders and tyre handlers will also feature on the Manitou stand. “As well as all these innovations there will be a chance for visitors to win a trip for two to Minexpo 2012 in Las Vegas.”Established in 2005, Manitou Australia is a subsidiary of Manitou BF of France, which describes itself as the world’s leading supplier of rough terrain materials handling equipment. “With a long history of innovations and one in three forklifts in the world a Manitou, we are a true specialist in materials handling and today we have the widest range of handling solutions on the market,” Walker said. “And, with our network of expert dealers we supply a wide range of safe and efficient solutions.”last_img read more

I was told to stop crying Spain to begin first ever Francoera

first_img Spaniards have long campaigned for justice for Franco-era crimes. Image: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images 62 Comments Image: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 26 Jun 2018, 7:04 AM By AFP Short URL Share685 Tweet Email center_img Spaniards have long campaigned for justice for Franco-era crimes. Jun 26th 2018, 7:04 AM ‘I was told to stop crying’: Spain to begin first ever Franco-era ‘stolen babies’ trial It is suspected that thousands of babies were taken from their mothers, who were told they’d died. http://jrnl.ie/4091791 AN 85-YEAR-old Spanish doctor will appear in a Madrid court today, the first person to go on trial over thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during the Franco era.In a dark and often overlooked chapter of General Francisco Franco’s 1939-75 dictatorship, the newborns of some left-wing opponents of the regime, or unmarried or poor couples, were removed from their mothers and adopted.New mothers were frequently told their babies had died suddenly within hours of birth and the hospital had taken care of their burials when in fact they were given or sold to another family.The practice began after Franco came to power after Spain’s 1936-39 civil war pitting left-wing Republicans against conservative Nationalists loyal to the general who was seeking to purge Spain of Marxist influence.Beginning in the 1950s, it was expanded to remove new newborns from poor families as well as illegitimate babies.The guiding principle was that the child would be better off raised by an affluent, conservative and devout Roman Catholic family.The system – which allegedly involved a vast network of doctors, nurses, nuns and priests – outlived Franco’s death in 1975 and carried on as an illegal baby trafficking network until 1987 when a new law regulating adoption was introduced.Campaigners estimate tens of thousands of babies may have been stolen from their parents over the decades.‘Good of the children’Eduardo Vela, who worked as a gynaecologist at the now-defunct San Ramon clinic in Madrid, is accused of taking Ines Madrigal, now aged 49, from her biological mother in 1969, and giving her to another woman who was falsely certified as her birth mother and who raised her.He has been charged with falsifying official documents, illegal adoption, unlawful detention and certifying a non-existent birth.The trial is scheduled to begin at 10am (9am Irish time).Campaigners say at least 2,000 other complaints for similar cases have been filed with the courts but up until now none have gone to trial in a country still coming to terms with the dictator’s legacy.Cases have been shelved due to a lack of evidence or because the statute of limitations had passed.In 2013, an 87-year-old nun, who worked with Vela and allegedly controlled baby trafficking in Madrid, died before she was due to go on trial.Vela was interviewed briefly by police after a magazine in 1982 published interviews with several women who claimed they had been cheated of their babies after giving birth at San Ramon but the probe went nowhere.He told investigators in 2013 that as the director of the clinic he often signed papers without reading them.Interviewed by the BBC in 2011, Vela grabbed a metal crucifix and said: “I have always acted in his name. Always for the good of the children and to protect the mothers.”‘Stop crying’Madrigal, a railway worker who heads the Murcia branch of SOS Stolen Babies association, revived the case after reading an article in 2010 about the “stolen babies” affair which listed the San Ramon clinic where she was born as a focus for baby trafficking.She became suspicious that she was one of his victims and began investigating.While Madrigal said she does not expect Vela will provide answers about her origins when he appears in court, she told AFP she hoped his two-day trial would mark a turning point that leads the authorities to reopen investigations.“That would be my biggest achievement. That a door opens here, a door of hope,” she told AFP.Others are not as optimistic.Cristina Monacha, who never saw her baby boy after being told he had died just days after giving birth in Madrid in 1984, said all Vela “has to do is invoke his right to remain silent and it’s over”.She said she was never shown her son’s remains or his grave.“I was told to stop crying, that I already had a 15-month-old daughter that needed me, that I was young and would have other children,” she recalled.- © AFP 2018  16,244 Views last_img read more

Thessaloniki NGOs ask for help to deal with influx of Syrian refugees

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Two non-government organisations appealed to the public this week to donate clothing and food to help dozens of refugees from war-torn Syria who have flooded into Thessaloniki over the past few weeks.The Association for the Social Support of Youth (ARSIS) has taken in some 70 refugees, mostly single males, in September alone, the Athens-Macedonia News Agency (AMNA) quoted the organisation as saying. Eight of them are minors and have been given accommodation at a municipal shelter, but around 60 of them are sleeping rough on the streets of the northern port city, Arsis said.“They all have letters from the police saying that they were released from custody after being brought to the islands by people-smugglers,” Arsis spokeswoman Sofia Kralidou told AMNA. “Some of them want to apply for asylum after the expiry of the six-month period during which they are allowed to remain in the country, while others want to continue their journey to Germany or Austria.”According to the report, the majority of the 60-odd Syrians sleeping rough are aged between 20 and 30 years old, and are well educated. They have been receiving food from the Praksis soup kitchen, which also provides bathroom and showering facilities.“This large arrival was quite sudden and we are trying to find solutions in order to house and feed them,” said Kralidou, stressing that the coming of winter is making the task especially pressing.Kralidou appealed to the public for blankets, sleeping bags, gloves, scarves, tinned milk and canned goods, as well as clothes and especially shoes for men.“Many of them are going around in sandals,” she said.The NGOs have also appealed to restaurants around central Aristotelous Square, where most of the Syrians bed down for the night, to organize free meals.Source: Ekathimerini.last_img read more

Benfica Interested In Gambia’s Yusupha

first_imgBy Sulayman BahPortuguese league champions Benfica are keeping close tabs on Gambian forward Yusuapha Njie, Foroyaa Sport understands.Njie, who once trained with Norway’s Sandefjord before turning professional, has become a key transfer target for most clubs in the Portuguese league in the wake of his recent performances.Getting a crack in the league at its close conclusion, Njie picked up a devastating form in no time despite having spent months on the sidelines through injury.Playing just eleven matches, his return to the field after spending time in the peripheries, was more than a welcomed beef up for club side Boavista who at the time, stared relegation in the face.But the Scorpion turned their saviour, scoring four goals, the last three coming in three consecutive games.This statistic did not go unnoticed with many big name clubs hovering over Njie’s head over his signature.Benifica, the Portuguese champions, are one of those ready to prise him away and are understood to be only baulking at paying Boavista’s 1,000,000 million valuation.This publication has also been hinted of the possibility of French Ligue1 Stade de Reims reigniting their interest but they must first fend off Marseille’s overtures including Porto.last_img read more

Best Buy employees get married at work

first_imgImage credit: Best BuySomething for the weekend: Consumer electronics organisation Best Buy certainly knows how to foster an inclusive and supportive workplace culture, as the organisation gave permission for two of its US-based employees to tie the knot at the Best Buy store where they both work.Cashier Taylor Spurlock, 26, and warehouse employee Caleb Mace, 25, asked their respective managers at the Muncie-based Best Buy branch in Indiana whether they would be able to get married at their place of work.With both managers agreeing, the store’s warehouse was swiftly transformed into a wedding venue following the couple’s seven-day engagement, with colleagues crafting a backdrop of pallets and hanging sheets in order to cover the stocked shelves of inventory. Employees strung up lights, laid out chairs and used blue LED lights to outline the aisle, while a flat-screen TV played a slideshow of pictures of the young couple.Just over 20 people attended the wedding ceremony, held in January, including family as well as Best Buy employees. Some staff members even timed their breaks to be able to attend the special event.Spurlock said: “It is special. It is where we met, we like it here.”Here at Employee Benefits, we are not completely sure we can see nuptials occurring between the rows of desks in the office, however we love the idea of an employer playing such an important part in an employee’s big day. Who knows, maybe we can hire out one of the meeting rooms…last_img read more

Merediths Careers Page No Content Strategists—But Plenty of Editors

first_imgThere’s been a lot of buzz (relatively speaking) about Meredith president Jack Griffin’s comments about editors (“We don’t hire editors anymore—we hire content strategists”) since his keynote last week at the FOLIO: Publishing Summit in Miami.But, as one astute commenter points out, there’s not a single “content strategist” position listed on Meredith’s careers page—but plenty of editors.Was Griffin blowing smoke for the sake of an industry keynote? Check out the keynote report here, and our video Q+A with Grffin here.last_img read more

Tools for Managing Your Brand Online

first_imgMonitoring your magazine brand’s Web reputation can be just as important as updating your magazine’s Web page.  Amanda MacArthur, Mequoda Group editor and publisher, has three online tools that are necessary for her company to monitor and manage their brand. The rationale behind signing up for free alerts and networks? Constant conversation with your readership. “Sometimes people will link to the wrong page,” MacArthur said. “If we post a free special report, a blogger may link to our homepage instead of the report itself. We’ll be alerted through a social media tool and contact the blogger to remedy the situation.”  By constantly monitoring what readers and competitors are saying about them—and what they’re linking to—Mequoda has been able to increase traffic to its site and get sign-ups for its email newsletter. Mequoda’s traffic has more than doubled from 12,000 unique visitors per month in March 2008 to 31,000. From one post on Twitter, Mequoda sees between 50 and 60 visitors, according to MacArthur. “Twitter is now our second biggest traffic driver after Google,” she said, Mequoda now boasts a 28 percent conversion rate for newsletter sign-ups. “People are easily impressed,” said MacArthur. “If you are aware of comments about your brand and respond to a comments, readers will get very excited.” Here are three online tools that MacArthur swears by for monitoring her brand online:  Tweet Later (www.tweetlater.com)A “Twitter Productivity Tool,” this free function tracks keywords and can be set up to automatically email a daily digest of all of a brand’s daily mentions on Twitter. The professional service, which offers account management and further integration costs $29.97 per month. Competitors: Google Alerts BackType (www.backtype.com) BackType tracks what’s being said about content across the Web using BackType Connect, which supports every major publishing platform for blogs, as well as Twitter, Digg, FriendFeed and Reddit. Publishers work with BackType to display related conversations inline with existing comments on their properties to encourage more engagement. Competitors: uberVU, yacktrack SocialMention (socialmention.com)SocialMention’s search platform tracks conversations across the Web in real time, aggregating user generated content such as blogs, status updates, comments, bookmarks, and videos into a single stream of information. It offers a free, adhoc search engine that provides tracking and metrics with support for more than 75 social media properties and is available in multiple formats.Competitors: whostalkin, radian6, trackurlast_img read more

Halloween Comedy Show

first_imgThe Halloween Edition comedy show is on Oct. 31, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at Best Western Plus and Conference Center, 5625 O’Donnell Street, Baltimore, MD 21224. The host is April Watts, radio host on Magic 95.9 FM,  and guest host Comedian AlabamaFor more information visit playdateus.com/baltimore.htmllast_img

Blight Rips at the Heart and Soul of the City

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, AFRO Baltimore Editor, syoes@afro.comI spent some time over the weekend with one of my favorite people in the activist community, Nneka Nnamdi, founder of Fight Blight Bmore. Nnamdi is brilliant and tough as nails; she has invested her considerable prowess into the pervasive and soul killing issue of blight in our city, which overwhelmingly imperils Baltimore’s Black communities disproportionately.It’s no secret I’m a West Baltimore centric kind of guy; I believe Mondawmin is the heart of WB and Penn-North is the soul. Perhaps, it is ironic those two venerable Black communities were the flash points of the Uprising of April 2015. When you consider the storied histories of both (the righteous and the wretched), they are hallowed grounds. But, the heart and soul of West Baltimore, and East Baltimore are being methodically and thoroughly ripped out by blight. We can somewhat measure the impact of violence, murder and mayhem on our communities, although we can never know the full impact on our psyches and spirits. But, plausible metrics on the impact of blight on Baltimore have been elusive. That is something Nnamdi wants to change.“A blighted Baltimore is a bleeding Baltimore,” writes Nnamdi in her “Blight Blog” on Facebook. “Living with blight can be as traumatic as being shot with a bullet. When people hear blight they often think about the disease that affects potatoes and has caused famine. But, in this context blight refers to the condition of real property as vacant, abandoned, dilapidated, misused or underutilized properties,” she writes.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)To state the obvious, Baltimore blight is ubiquitous like summer humidity. Take the harrowing West Baltimore gauntlet of Fulton Ave., for example. Drive up Fulton from the passenger seat perspective, and attempt to take in the structural and spiritual pathology of those neighborhoods. I do it all the time and every time it literally takes my breath away.“The conditions of properties that would cause for a property (or neighborhood) to be called a blighted, slum, tenement and shanty are not new in America,” writes Nnamdi. “Even in Baltimore there has been a long history of slum clearance. The demolitions department as we know it today started with demolition laws put in place in the late 1800s…Due to resident flight from American cities like Baltimore fueled in part by racism, beginning in the 1960s, to surrounding counties, neighborhoods lost population as well as businesses, community institutions  and places of employment,” she writes highlighting a slice of blights sordid history in Baltimore. “These factors in concert with the post-industrial economic downturn of the 1970s and the epidemic abuse of illicit drugs in the 1980s, resulted in numerous abandoned, improperly used, unkempt and/or underutilized properties commonly referred to as blight,” she added.And of course, the negative economic impact of blight on already impoverished communities is devastating, making escape from that poverty an implausible prospect for most.“People living in neighborhoods with blight are not only losing access to home equity, community history and public sector improvements, the are also being exposed to community based trauma resulting in long term stress from fear of unsafe property implosion, toxic exposure, and crime,” Nnamdi writes.“It is estimated that…more than 30 million housing units in the United States have significant physical or health hazards, such as dilapidated structures, poor heating, damaged plumbing, gas leaks, or lead. Using these numbers, the economic impact of blight just in terms of lost home equity is in the billions of dollars,” she writes.In blighted communities hope is scarce and solutions maybe even more so. But, Nnamdi and her allies continue the work.“Any solution applied going forward should be devised with the intent of breaking the cycle of blight that has plagued communities of color and/or poor people,” she writes. “Solutions ought to be developed in a manner that are inclusive, equitable, non-speculative or predatory. These principles are most often present in solutions that are developed organically and close to the problem.”Sean Yoes is the AFRO’s Baltimore editor and author of “Baltimore After Freddie Gray: Real Stories From One of America’s Great Imperiled Cities.”last_img read more

Mozilla revenue rose by over 40 million in 2017

first_imgMozilla revenue rose by over $40 million in 2017 by Martin Brinkmann on November 28, 2018 in Firefox – Last Update: November 28, 2018 – 44 commentsMozilla published the State of Mozilla 2017 report yesterday which includes financial information for the year 2017. The organization managed to increase revenue by over $40 million U.S. Dollar in 2017 and Net Assets by $88 million U.S. Dollar.Mozilla’s total unrestricted revenue and support rose to $562 million U.S. Dollar, an increase of more than $40 million U.S. Dollar over 2016. Partnership deals with companies that provide the default search engine in Mozilla’s Firefox web browser made up the largest part of Mozilla’s revenue.A total of $539 million U.S. Dollar came from royalty deals with companies like Google or Yandex, the remaining $33 million U.S. Dollar from other revenue sources including donations, interest and dividend income, or subscription and advertising revenue.Less than a tenth of Mozilla’s overall revenue comes from other revenue sources.Mozilla ended the search engine inclusion deal with Yahoo — now part of Verizon — prematurely in 2017 and negotiated a deal with Google instead. Google Search replaced Yahoo Search in the United States and select other countries as the default search provider in the Firefox web browser.The 2017 financial report includes Mozilla’s acquisition of Pocket in February of the year. Pocket, a service to save, share and read articles found on the Web, was acquired by Mozilla for $30 million U.S. Dollar.Mozilla’s total expenses exceeded $421 million U.S. Dollar, an increase of about $80 million. Software development, branding and marketing, and general and administrative expenses rose significantly in 2017. Software development costs increased from $225 million U.S. Dollar to $252 million U.S. Dollar; the Thunderbird project received $196,000 from Mozilla in 2017.Total assets did not rise as much as last year; Mozilla reported total assets of $495 million U.S. Dollar in 2016, an increase of $123 million U.S. Dollar over the previous year.You can access the entire report on the Mozilla website (scroll down as it is listed at the bottom of the page).Closing WordsIn 2016, I noted that Mozilla was doing well financially, and the same can be said for the year 2018 and the 2017 financial report. Mozilla managed to increase revenue and total assets; expenses did increase as well, however. The company and organization diversified revenue slightly and increased revenue from non-search engine deals. While these revenues don’t make up 10% of the total revenue yet, it highlights Mozilla’s determination to diversify income streams.In 2016, less than $17 million U.S. Dollar out of the total unrestricted revenue and support of $520 million U.S. Dollar came from non-royalty deals; about 3.2% of the total revenue.Now You: What is your take on the 2017 financial report and Mozilla’s financials?SummaryArticle NameMozilla revenue rose by over $40 million in 2017DescriptionMozilla managed to increase revenue by over $40 million U.S. Dollar in 2017 and Net Assets by $88 million U.S. Dollar.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Centara named as best hotel chain in Asia

first_imgSource = Centara Hotels & Resorts The summit, which brings together the leading hotel investors and operators and which is part of the Asia Hotel Forum, was held in Beijing in 2011. Attending the summit were hotel investors, owners and operators, investment and financing agencies, law firms, travel institutions, developers, and government representatives. The awards are selected by a panel of judges with the Best Chain Hotels Group being the top accolade. “The award represents not only the achievements of Centara Hotels & Resorts as a brand, but also the dedicated efforts of everyone who works for the company.” “We are especially proud to receive this award, as it reflects the opinion of our peers in the industry,” says Suthikiati Chirathivat, Chairman of the Board, Centara Hotels and Resorts.   Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 38 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom.  A further 17 resorts in the Maldives, Philippines, Vietnam, Bali Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Mauritius Indian Ocean, brings the present total to 55 properties.  Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs.  Centara operates 25 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, and the company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels & Resorts also operates two state-of-the-art convention centres in Bangkok, and one in Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand.last_img read more

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