Luxury events for Chicago’s leading travel and media professionals hosted by #TeamTCI Turks and Caicos invited to the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore Related Items:star awards, TCHTA Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Feb 2016 – What a time was had by the hotel and tourism ambassadors of the country during the 8th Annual Star awards last night held at the Tropicanna Show and Supper Club. There were 18 winners from the various resorts and allied members of the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association who staged the event where scores of nominees were fielded. Winners included Villa Del Mar as Hotel of the Year; Housekeeper of the Year & Fan Favorite, from Beaches Resort – Elliot Talbot; Junior Bishop also from Beaches won Bartender of the Year; Grace Bay Club’s, Godfrey Williams earned Ambassador of the Year; Edwin Gallardo of Seven at Seven Stars is Chef of the Year; Tiersa Hall (say of the Hartling Group got Shining Star; it was a tie for Restaurant of the Year – Hemingways at the Sands and Lotus of Parrot Cay and Entertainer of the Year winner was named as Barbara Johnson. Stephen Wilson, QC at Graham Thompson and Co co-hosted with Magnetic Media’s Deandrea Hamilton, where sponsors included KPMG who processed winners, Gilley’s Enterprises, RBC Royal Bank, the Do it Center, LIME, Kishco/Kostco, FedEx, FortisTCI, ScotiaBank and InterCaribbean Airways who gave round trip vacations in the raffle including hotel to the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and British Virgin Islands. More winners, more highlights, more sponsors of the Star Awards next time. TCI: Hard work happens each day, says new President of TC Hotel and Tourism Association; Strategic Action Plan unveiled
Amway — American beauty, health and home care products maker — will cross Rs 1,000 crore in investments in India over the next five years. India is the third international market for the company outside the United States.In an interview to The Economic Times, Doug DeVos — the company’s global president — said India has made remarkable progress in terms of growth and regulation. In a bid to launch country-specific products and to source locally, the company named Anshu Budhraja as its India head. The company is reportedly investing “heavily” in its India operations.”Local leadership always works better since they know the market, work better with governments and understand the culture. We always had succession planning on our mind and things have moved significantly over the past one year,” DeVos, who is currently on a brief visit to India, told the publication.The company, which is one of the world’s largest direct selling businesses, has manufacturing plants in China and Vietnam, apart from the United States. It has reportedly invested in Rs 550 crore to set up its first plant in Tamil Nadu. Of the $335 million it had set aside for global expansion, the company spent more than 30 percent on its India operations.”Potential of the Indian market is very dramatic. It is still difficult to do business here and it is a little slower and more complicated then we had hoped. We’d love to see the pace improve and barriers to growth reduce. But things are certainly moving in the right direction,” DeVos was quoted as saying by ET.Amway recorded a 12 percent drop to $9.5 billion in its worldwide sales last year, The Economic Times added.
The Indian squad for the West Indies tour was announced and as expected, there was no MS Dhoni in the limited-overs leg. It was reported earlier that the former Indian captain had ruled himself out of selection as he wanted to take two months off the game. This was reiterated by chief selector MSK Prasad who said that the wicket-keeper batsman was not available for selection.He also said that they have a roadmap in place and there will be more opportunities given to Rishabh Pant in order to groom him for the future.”He’s (Dhoni) unavailable for this series but we had certain roadmaps and plans till the World Cup. Subsequently, we’ve laid down few more plans and thought of giving as many opportunities to Rishabh Pant and to groom him. This is our plan right now,” Prasad told reporters after announcing the squads.Responding to queries about his retirement, Prasad said that calling it quits from the game was always a personal choice and for a legend like Dhoni, it should be left to him to take a call.Transitioning from Dhoni to Pant MS DhoniTwitter/Cricket World Cup”Retirement is purely individual. A legendary cricketer like MS Dhoni, he knows when to retire,” he said. “I don’t think we need to discuss anything on it, because first of all he’s not available. Second, we have already started grooming some youngsters.”Speaking about Pant, the chief selector categorically mentioned that the young man had done nothing wrong to not be selected and that he remains the primary wicket-keeper in all the three formats.”Rishabh Pant has not done anything wrong for his non-inclusion. We know he’s the only wicketkeeper to get a 100 in England and then in Australia. Pant will play in all formats, we have to manage his workload,” Prasad said. Rishabh PantTony Marshall/Getty ImagesPrasad also said that they had discussed young Andhra keeper KS Bharat and that he was very close to getting selected, but then had to go as per the unwritten rule which favours the inclusion of a senior cricketer when he gets a comeback opportunity after being injured.”We have taken India A performances into consideration. In the longer format, KS Bharat was very, very close to get selected. We have an unwritten norm when a senior cricketer is injured, he should get a comeback opportunity. That’s what we have given to Saha,” the chief selector informed.Test squad: Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh YadavODI squad: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep SainiT20I squad Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini
“Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” the Atlantic asked in a provocative and widely read 2017 cover story. That article, by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge, summarized the correlational data linking teen mental health with technology and suggested the answer was yes. There’s also a sense, in the conventional wisdom, that the answer must be yes. Teens in the United States are coming of age at a time when digital technology is truly ubiquitous, where smartphones are our “constant companions.” These youth are also, according to national surveys, increasingly in crisis. Here are some of the most troubling statistics. Between 2009 and 2017, the number of high schoolers who contemplated suicide increased 25 percent. The number of teens diagnosed with clinical depression grew 37 percent between 2005 and 2014. It could be that more teens are willing to admit they’re struggling and are seeking help. But deaths by suicide among teens have increased as well. A recent study found that poisoning attempts by girls ages 10 to 12 increased 268 percent from 2010 to 2017. As adults have noticed these trends, they’ve begun to worry: It’s the phones. Public fears about smartphones aren’t limited to mood disorders like depression, or rates of anxiety. There’s panic about gaming or tech “addiction,” and that we’re losing our ability to focus or remember due to the ubiquity of digital tech. These concerns are easily lumped together into one overarching fear: Tech is messing with our minds. Read the whole story: Vox
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. April 27, 2013 Register Now » 2 min read A few apps were made to de-clutter your inbox, desk and life.Here are a few that we’ve tested and praised as sanity-savers:1. Swizzle cleans up email spam by removing your name from multiple email lists at once. Swizzle is a new product from KeepHolding, the parent company of AdKeeper and Keep.com. On Swizzle, you sign up with your email and the service takes a few moments to (securely) scan the contents of your inbox. Then it surfaces the email senders that look most like spam. You can decide to mass delete them or delete a few spammers at a time. Swizzle is a desktop product, not a mobile app.2. CardMunch lets you store business cards on your mobile phone. On CardMunch, take a mobile photo of the business card, upload it to the app, and then toss the card away. CardMunch’s staff will transcribe all the information on the card and put it neatly under the contact’s name in the app. It also saves the photo of the card in case you want to review it later. LinkedIn owns CardMunch, and it’s also launching another contact management tool, LinkedIn Contacts.3. Paper Karma gets rid of spam snail mail. Paper Karma works a lot like CardMunch. Take a photo of physical spam mail you receive and Paper Karma will call up the sender and unsubscribe you. It only works for companies that actually have your name in their systems though. So if a company sends mail addressed to “current resident” rather than your name, Paper Karma won’t work.4. Mailbox makes it easy to archive emails and approach inbox zero. This is an email management apps that let you archive messages with the swipe of a finger. Mailbox also lets you save messages for later. You can get through multiple messages without having to delete or respond immediately, and they’ll disappear from your inbox.5. Evernote stores messages, photos and more in the cloud so you can access files across devices. If you’ve ever taken notes on your home computer and been aggravated you didn’t have them at work, Evernote solves the problem. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Business Insider