The province is investing an additional $25 million to complete the replacement of the Colchester Regional Hospital. The new hospital, which replaces a more than 40-year-old facility, will enhance efficiency, access and patient safety to improve health care for residents of Colchester East Hants. “The province already invested more than $125 million in this project, the community needs the hospital, and the hospital must be completed,” said Health Minister Maureen MacDonald. “At the same time, I am very concerned about how project costs have escalated. “Our government is committed to living within our means. We will review the process that led to these cost overruns so future projects are delivered within budget.” The original project was approved at $104 million in 2005, but escalating costs and inflation led to an increased budget of $155 million during the design phase in 2007. Construction commenced in the fall of 2008 and increased costs were identified in the summer of 2009, after the release of a tender for mechanical and electrical systems. As a result of the cost over-runs, government is now contributing $154 million of the $180 million budget, or 85 per cent of the total costs. Hospital projects are expected to be cost-shared between the government and community, on a 75-25 per cent basis. “This additional investment allows us to move ahead with issuing a tender for mechanical and electrical systems to complete the next stage of this project,” said Peter MacKinnon, CEO, Colchester East Hants Health Authority. “We are grateful to the province for its continued commitment to this vital project and will continue to challenge our design and construction teams to find efficiencies as we move forward.” The mechanical and electrical tender represents the most significant portion of the construction budget. The requirement to revise and reissue tender documents became apparent last summer when tender bids came in over the set budget. Once complete, the new hospital will improve quality and patient safety in many areas. Automation in pharmacy systems will reduce the chance of mistakes. Better-designed space will improve patient flow and increase space available for day services. Infection prevention and control will be improved through increased separation in emergency areas and patient rooms. The Colchester Regional Hospital replacement is weather-tight and about 28 per cent complete. It is expected to open in 2012.
The Public Prosecution Service has appointed John Todd Martin as Crown attorney in the Bridgewater office. Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions, announced the appointment today, May 12. “With his education and prosecutorial experience, Mr. Martin will be a valuable addition to our team of Crown attorneys,” said Mr. Herschorn. A native of Sydney, Mr. Martin graduated in 2008 from St. Francis Xavier University with a bachelor of arts in economics, and was a dean’s list student. Mr. Martin graduated from the University of New Brunswick Law School in 2012. He articled with Sampson McDougall Barristers and Solicitors in Sydney and in 2013, was appointed as Crown attorney with the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Justice, Public Prosecutions Division. A certified youth soccer coach, Mr. Martin spent several years with Soccer Cape Breton, coaching children aged 8 to 14.
New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday hit out at the Narendra Modi government over the state of the economy, saying it cannot evade responsibility as people are watching. Her remarks came over a media report that automobile firm Mahindra’s plants will be closed for 17 days. In a tweet in Hindi, the Congress general secretary said that the BJP government cannot evade responsibility for the economic slowdown by diverting attention from it as “people are watching”. “One more company has suffered due to economic slowdown and people have lost their jobs,” she said. Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also took a dig at RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das’ remarks terming the low GDP growth of 5 per cent a “surprise”.
VANCOUVER – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has closed the door on decriminalizing illicit drugs to combat a national overdose crisis but British Columbia’s addictions minister says unprecedented deaths are a “wake-up call” to reconsider that stance.Trudeau said decriminalization is not the approach Canada will take to deal with deadly overdoses often involving the opioid fentanyl.“We are making headway on this and indeed the crisis continues and indeed spreads across the country but we are not looking at legalizing any other drugs than marijuana for the time being,” Trudeau told a news conference Thursday at the end of a caucus meeting in Kelowna, B.C.Hours earlier, the BC Coroners Service released statistics saying fentanyl has been detected in 81 per cent of illicit drug deaths in the province so far this year — an increase of 143 per cent over the same period in 2016.In most cases, the synthetic opioid was combined with other drugs including cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, the service said.Trudeau said Canada is tackling the overdose issue through a broad range of actions including “border controls, the inspection of small packages, by working with our partners, whether it be the United States or China, by ensuring that all levels of government, provincial, municipal and federal are working together.”Judy Darcy, British Columbia’s minister of mental health and addictions, said criminalizing people for having limited amounts of drugs for their own use instead of providing treatment puts them at risk of fatally overdosing.“I think we need to have this conversation in this country,” she said of decriminalizing small amounts of drugs such as heroin. “Sometimes governments need to be pushed.”Darcy said decriminalization would go a long way in destigmatizing substance use because shame often bars people from getting treatment or even using supervised consumption sites where staff have access to overdose-reversing medication.“If this overdose crisis is not a wake-up call, I don’t know what is,” she said. “Not treating addiction the way we would any other chronic condition clearly is not working.”Darcy said federal government policies have allowed Vancouver to open North America’s only injectable heroin clinic for chronic substance users who have failed with other treatment options, and now decriminalization must be considered.The BC Coroners Service said 876 people died in the province between January and July, up from 483 fatalities during the same months last year.Darcy, who spoke about the epidemic Thursday at a drug-conference headlined by an addictions expert from Portugal, said that country’s experience of decriminalizing limited amounts of some drugs in 2001, along with providing more treatment and programs that address stigma, should serve as a lesson for Canada.In July, then-health minister Jane Philpott and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould travelled to Portugal along with Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam to learn more about that country’s approach to drugs.Wilson-Raybould said then that taking a public-health approach to drug policy helps the justice system work better and her time in Portugal would provide valuable input as Canada reviewed its criminal justice system.Conservative Member of Parliament Dianne Watts said she is working on a non-partisan private member’s bill that would call on all three levels of government to work together to deal with the opioid crisis.Watts, who also attended the drug conference in New Westminster, B.C., said decriminalization works in Portugal because it’s part of a holistic approach that involves multiple government departments dealing with factors including detox, housing and treatment.“I’m very supportive of that,” she said.“Everybody’s family has been touched by some sort of addiction, whether it’s alcohol or drugs or whatever. This is a community issue and we need to get behind it.”— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.
Twitter Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Sweet and soft-spoken, Ainsley Kerr, the “It Girl” of Toronto, is living the life most young fashionistas only dream about. Born and raised in Toronto, Kerr spent five years of her childhood in Japan yet she’s a Canadian girl through and through. With family ties to the fashion business, the well-known socialite explains that fashion has always been in her DNA. Her maternal grandfather managed the men’s clothing at the The Bay, a Canadian department store located in the Vancouver area, while her mother, who was once a model, managed the former Valentino boutique at Holt Rentfrew, Canada’s destination for luxury retail. With an appreciation for beautiful clothing, it’s no wonder Kerr chose to follow in her family’s footsteps. “I’ve always had an innate love of fashion,” says Kerr. “Growing up I had a ‘trickle trunk’ containing different dresses and costumes – every day was dress-up day.” Kerr still loves dressing up for the numerous events and shows she attends on a regular basis. It’s what she describes as her “favorite part of the day.” A transformation began to take place when Kerr attended her first solo event a decade ago (she had previously been accompanied by her mother). “It was a turning point for me and I met a lot of creative people.” That evening led to relationships with different Canadian designers and partnerships were formed. Facebook
“Ireland’s problems in the long term will not be solved if inequality increases or if the most vulnerable do not have a standard of living which is regarded as acceptable by Irish society in general,” Magdalena Sepúlveda said, following a week-long fact-finding mission.She urged the authorities to incorporate into their recovery plan a comprehensive and consistent policy to protect the most vulnerable members of society, in full compliance with human rights standards.She welcomed measures adopted over the past decade to considerably reduce the risk of poverty, but noted that “the milestones achieved in social protection face a serious threat.”Her 10-15 January visit was aimed at studying the Irish Government’s efforts and the challenges it faces in alleviating poverty and social exclusion, domestically and internationally.“Human rights must be particularly protected in times of economic uncertainty. When designing and implementing policy measures aimed at recovery, the authorities must assess their impact on the most vulnerable groups; consider their appropriateness; and examine alternatives aimed at protecting such groups as a matter of priority,” said Ms. Sepúlveda.She was particularly concerned about the impact of cuts in expenditure on social protection and public services.“The reductions will mean a decline in services and an increase in costs to access them, leading to further poverty and social exclusion,” she warned. “Retrogressive measures in the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights need to be fully justified in the context of maximum available resources,” she added.Sections of Irish society most disproportionately affected by the crisis include children, single parents, persons with disabilities, migrants, travellers, homeless people, the working poor, people living in rural areas, refugees and asylum-seekers, Ms. Sepúlveda said.“The substantial cuts in child payments and services in recent budgets can exacerbate their situation, leading to an increase in the worryingly high child poverty rates. This would represent a major step backward for Ireland,” she said.Ms. Sepúlveda praised the commitment and innovative services provided by communities and civil society organizations.“The active and meaningful participation of civil society must be ensured in the design, implementation and evaluation of all public services, at all levels of decision-making,” she stressed. “Nonetheless, they should not be considered as replacing Government responsibility towards the delivery of quality social services.”She also welcomed the Government’s commitment to devoting 0.7 per cent of the country’s gross national product (GNP) to official development assistance (ODA) by 2015.“This reflects the great value Irish society assigns to international assistance for developing countries. I’m sure that despite the domestic crisis, Ireland will continue to play a key role as international donor,” said Ms. Sepúlveda.UN independent experts, including Ms. Sepúlveda, report to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council. They work in an independent and unpaid capacity. 21 January 2011Ireland’s economic and financial crisis poses a disproportionate threat to vulnerable groups in the European country who did not benefit much even when the economy was booming, the United Nations independent expert on human rights and extreme poverty said today.
Small, medium-sized businesses to invest more this year: BDC forecast by Mike Blanchard, 660 NEWS Staff Posted Jan 16, 2017 7:06 am MDT (Stock photo: Pixabay.com) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email It’s another sign that Alberta is on the road to recovery.The Business Development Bank of Canada has found small and medium-sized businesses in the province are prepared to spend 17 per cent more in 2017, compared to last year.It comes as no surprise stable oil prices are behind this latest forecast.In addition to the price of crude, the BDC cites recent pipeline approvals and Fort McMurray’s re-development for helping fuel the growth.However, Chief Economist Pierre Cleroux says it will take time for that optimism to translate into more jobs.“I’m not sure if we’re going to see a lot of job creation. It’s going to take some time before we see that. To me, it’s the first step of a positive growth for the Alberta economy,” he said.Cleroux says we should expect to see more ‘Help Wanted’ signs by the end of the year.
Air Canada shares surge to 10-year high after airline’s bullish Q2 outlook by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 6, 2017 9:21 am MDT Last Updated Jul 6, 2017 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Air Canada shares were at their highest in more than 10 years on Thursday after the country’s largest airline said analyst forecasts had significantly underestimated one of its earnings benchmarks.Shares in the Montreal-based airline peaked at $19.06 in morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange rose. In later trading, they were up 7.38 per cent or $1.28 at $18.62.The last time Air Canada shares (TSX:AC) were at these levels was in February 2007.The shares surged after Air Canada said its EBITDAR (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, impairment and aircraft rent) will be better than $475 million average forecast by analysts for the three months ended June 30.In last year’s second quarter, Air Canada posted a record $605 million in EBITDAR and $186 million of net income, which includes many items required under general accounting.Chief executive Calin Rovinescu says the results for this year’s second quarter, to be announced Aug. 4, were driven by higher revenue and lower than projected fuel costs.He said in a news release that the quarter was capped by transporting nearly one million customers over the six-day Canada Day-Fourth of July period, including a single-day record of 166,850 passengers on June 29.Walter Spracklin of RBC Capital Markets said the guidance reaffirmed his “bullish view” of the company.He raised his target price for Air Canada to $25 from $21, saying the shares are undervalued.Air Canada was expected to earn $19.5 million of net income in the second quarter on revenues of nearly $3.8 billion, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.Adjusted profits were forecast to be $45.7 million or 19 cents per share, down from $203 million or 72 cents per share a year ago.
A special edition of Country Life The Anderson & Sheppard cutting room teamCredit:Ian Teh As heir to the throne, he could be expected to have a new suit for every occasion. In fact, it has emerged, the Prince of Wales’ tailor keeps scrap material from every suit he has ever commissioned, in case it needs mending decades later.Anderson & Sheppard, which has been supplying the Prince with tailor-made suits for more than 30 years, keeps a special box of leftover material from every garment ever made for him, on the off-chance it is ever needed again.It is believed to include material from the grey morning suit the Prince wore to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, first tailored in 1984 and worn many times since.In a special issue of Country Life magazine, which the Prince has guest edited on the occasion of his 70th birthday, he invites readers behind the scenes at his two best-known tailors, Ede & Ravenscroft and Anderson & Sheppard.Given a tour by John Hitchcock, the now “quasi-retired” managing director of Anderson & Sheppard, the magazine said the Prince “insisted on using only British fabric, generally from smaller mills, and that he’d been extremely supportive of the firm’s apprentices, coming in to meet them in 2016”. “It wasn’t in the least bit organised and the scraps were all shapes and sizes, jumbled in together, putting me in mind of my grandmother’s sewing basket.“It spoke of the traditional values of craftsmanship and frugality, as well as of a long and close association. If I were to write a history of one of the world’s best-dressed men, it’s certainly where I would begin.”The tailor has previously been reported to save off-cuts of material to turn into coats for the Prince’s dogs. Anderson & Sheppard measure books Describing the visit, the Country Life writer said: “Then, I spotted the cardboard box. It was hidden under one of the work tables and had ‘Prince Charles’ scrawled on the side in black felt tip. The Prince is well known for his thrifty approach to clothing. His appearance on Countryfile in 2013 caused amusement among viewers for his patched-up jacket, which was still going strong despite clearly seeing better days.His Royal Air Force uniform is understood to date back to 1972, he still wears a pair of shoes bought in 1971, and has his dinner jacket cuffs deliberately turned up so they can be easily repaired as and when they get frayed. “As it was being dragged out, Mr Hitchcock explained that it contained offcuts from every garment The Prince of Wales had ever commissioned.“’We keep these, of course, for when we need to mend or repair anything’,” he said with an air of diffidence.“The box struck me as strangely domestic and intimate. ‘It is extraordinary how fashions change and, speaking as someone who, on the whole, hates throwing away things without finding another use for them or mending them, I couldn’t be more delighted if, at last, there is a growing awareness of the urgent need to get away from the ‘throwaway society’ and to move towards a more ‘circular economy’.” The Prince’s much-mended jacketCredit:Countryfile In an interview with an Australian magazine earlier this year, he said: “I have always believed in trying to keep as many of my clothes and shoes going for as long as possible (some go back to 1971 and one jacket to 1969!) – through patches and repairs – and in this way I tend to be in fashion once every 25 years. The Prince of Wales at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of SussexCredit:PA The Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday commemorative issue of Country Life is on sale on Wednesday. Do you share Prince Charles’ thrifty habits? What tips and tricks do you use to extend the life of your clothes? Let us know in the comments section below. To join the conversation simply log in to your Telegraph account or register for free here. Sign up for Your Royal Appointment – our weekly newsletter with everything you need to know about the Royal family.
Sweet potatoes and Japan go hand in hand. They’re a delicious treat for the country just like they are here, only in Japan they’re decidedly more popular. So popular, in fact, that JR East Water Business and House Wellness Foods will soon be selling what amounts to a roasted sweet potato that you can drink from a bottle as a hot dessert drink. Sound tasty?Roasted sweet potato is called yakiimo in Japan, and it’s been a popular favorite for snackers and those looking for something decadent and tasty for some time, ever since the Edo period. Hot sweet potatoes are some of the best snacks to chow down on when you’re standing outside in the cold and now you can take that comfort with you in a bottle.via housefoods-group.comThe roasted sweet potato drink will be available via vending machines in Japan such as areas like JR East train stations in East Japan and will go by the name of Yakiimo Dayori, or “the message/gift of roasted sweet potatoes.” One bottle, rife with artificial flavoring to deliver the same taste that you’d get from eating a roasted sweet potato, comes loaded with 4.8 grams of dietary fiber and 10 mg of Vitamin E, so don’t think you’re drinking something that’s too terrible for you.The bottles will be in the special “acure” vending machines at East Japan Railway and will cost 140 yen, or about $1.25 a pop. Yakiimo Dayori should be a delicious staple no matter when you drink it, but it should especially be a good substitute for any time you’re in Japan looking for the nourishing comfort of a sweet potato but can’t find one. As for the rest of us who don’t like sweet potatoes? Maybe there’ll be some sort of drink that tastes nothing like that but still has a pretty cool name.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Launchpad Blaze Postpones JAXA’s Cargo Ship Launch to ISSJapan’s Hayabusa-2 Probe Packs Up Space Rock Cargo From Asteroid Ryugu Stay on target
American Soybean Association (ASA) President Tony Anderson is meeting with President George W. Bush this afternoon in Washington, D.C. to discuss soybean growers’ support for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that would strengthen the ability of the United States to negotiate positive trade agreements. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, Commerce Secretary Don Evans and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick as well as other agriculture organizations will also participate in the White House event.TPA allows the Administration to negotiate trade agreements and then present them to Congress for an up-or-down vote. In the absence of TPA, other countries are refusing to negotiate final agreements because they would be subject to further change.“The U.S. must no longer hamstring its own negotiating power,” said Anderson, a soybean grower from Mount Sterling, Ohio. “Other oilseed exporting countries are actively negotiating trade agreements with many of our key customers. The European Union, Canada, Brazil and Argentina do not allow amendment of these agreements by their legislatures, and we need to operate on the same basis.”“World economic growth and increased soy export opportunities brought about by reduced trade barriers is important to soybean farmers. With 96 percent of the world’s population living outside our borders, growth in export demand must be part of our long term strategy,” Anderson said. “TPA is essential if U.S. soybean farmers are going to remain competitive in the world market. Otherwise, we will be left behind as global trade continues to expand.”Agriculture makes one of the largest contributions to the U.S. trade balance, and soybeans are the largest farm export. Exports of soybeans, soybean meal, and soybean oil totaled more than $7 billion last year. U.S. soybean farmers are dependent on export demand for half of each year’s crop. With production increasing, TPA would increase access to foreign markets and help raise soybean prices—which are currently at 27-year lows.“TPA would still give Congress and the public the opportunity to help shape U.S. policy before our officials are sent to the negotiating table,” Anderson said. “This authority would strengthen the U.S. voice at key upcoming negotiations, including the World Trade Organization Ministerial meeting in November.”
Tags Mentioned Above LG V50 ThinQ News • LG V50 ThinQ 5G goes on sale at Verizon on June 20 What the heck is a 5G network? 0 1:29 LG V50 ThinQ North America will have 294 million 5G subscriptions by 2023 while Asia-Pacific will have 785 million, IHS predicts. The rapid uptake of 5G is due to the early release of 5G phones, Elias Aravantinos, principal analyst at IHS Markit, said.”During 4G’s first year of launch, there were only three smartphones available … 5G boasts at least 20 smartphone designs available for release to the market this year,” he said. Aravantinos thinks 5G will be in most phones by 2023.5G subscriptions five years after its launch. IHS Markit Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? 13 Photos $1,049 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Now playing: Watch this: 5G is real and lightning fast (sometimes): Here’s everything you need to know 6 hard 5G truths that you’ll have to face, too No, 5G isn’t going to make your 4G LTE phone obsolete Share your voice Post a comment 5G 4G LTE AT&T LG Sprint T-Mobile Verizon Mobile Phones 5G on CNET The V50 ThinQ is LG and Sprint’s first 5G phone. Lynn La/CNET 5G subscribers are expected to reach 1.1 billion by 2023 across the Asia-Pacific and North America regions, where the next-generation network has been launched. That would be triple the number of subscribers 4G reached in the same five-year time period after launching, IHS Markit said in a report released Wednesday.5G, already launched in some parts of the US by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, is being tapped by smartphones to provide faster speeds and more capacity. In the Asia-Pacific region, 5G has been launched in Australia and across South Korea. See it Review • LG V50 ThinQ review: Too expensive and too soon for 5G
00:00 /09:57 Share Space Center Houston says it’s now designated as a Certified Autism Center. It’s the first in Houston to earn that designation.The certification process involves rigorous training for staff, along with inspections and improvements that enable Space Center Houston to better welcome and accommodate guests with autism spectrum disorder and other sensory and cognitive challenges.Stephanie McMahon was hired back in 2016 as a special education certified teacher. She’s also the mother of a child on the autism spectrum and is now the Center’s Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator.We talk with McMahon about the certification, why it was important for Space Center Houston, and why such designations for kid-friendly places are important to her as a mother of a child with autism.– / 5 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Space Center Houston welcomes guests with autism spectrum disorder and other sensory and cognitive challenges. (Photo: Maggie Martin/Houston Matters)
Food plays an important role in getting a restful night. Paying attention to what you eat can go a long way towards getting a good sleep, say experts. Almonds, kiwi fruit, walnuts, banana, chickpeas, milk, oatmeal and white rice are food that have ingredients that enhance sleep. Experts have shared insights on food and easy recipes that could help you get a good night’s sleep.Oatmeal and white rice is high in carbohydrates and has been reported to induce drowsiness when consumed before bed. Oatmeal is also a source of melatonin, a hormone that is stimulated by darkness and signals your body that it is time to sleep. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfA salad with dinner would help as lettuce has lactucarium, which is considered to have sedative properties. Chickpeas, commonly known in India as Kabuli channa, is a surprise super food when it comes to sleep. Aside from being a rich source of protein, chickpeas are also full of vitamin B6, which helps the body to produce melatonin.Here are some recipes: 4Quinoa, beetroot and orange saladIngredients: Quinoa – 50 gmHot water – 150 ml Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBeetroot – one smallFresh orange – oneAssorted lettuce – 100 gmOlive oil – one tbspBalsamic vinegar – one tbspRoasted almond – 2 gSalt and pepper to tasteMethod: Take a bowl, put 150 ml of hot water, soak the quinoa for 10 minutes, strain it and put it in a fresh bowl. Add some seasoning like olive oil, balsamic vinegar. Put assorted lettuce mix it properly, and then put it in a fresh serving plate. Take the beetroot, cut into small cubes, and marinate with seasoning salt pepper and balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Put these in the same plate of quinoa and top up with peeled orange slice. 4Spirulina and jaalapeno hummusIngredientsWhole boiled chickpeas – 125 gTahina paste – one tsGarlic – 1/2 tsExtra virgin olive oil – 2 tbspLemon juice 1/2 tsSalt to tastSpirulina 1/4 ts or a pinchJalapenoes chopped 1 ts Spirulina powder 1 pinchMethod: In a blender, add chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, salt. Make a smooth paste, slowly adding in olive oil. Add spirulina powder. Add chopped jalapenos after removing from the jar. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Serve cold with toasted pita or melba toast.4Almond milk creme brulee Ingredients: Almond milk – 200 mlFresh cream – 400 mlCaster sugar – 80 gmWhite chocolate – 60 gmEgg yolk – 8Demarara sugar (powdered) – 1 tbspMethod: In a pan, heat almond milk, cream, sugar and white chocolate for a minute till sugar and chocolate dissolves. Remove and cool. Whisk in the egg yolk and strain. Pour in ramekins. Take a baking tray and place the ramekins. Cover it with silver foil. Pour water in the tray just to cover half of the ramekins. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 170 degree Celsius. Remove, cool and refrigerate. For serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar covering the top.
In a recent production assessment, The Leading Hotels of the World has seen a 13.5% increase in revenue generation to its member hotels, May through August 2009, versus January through April 2009. While historically the opposite has been the norm for the global hospitality company, the atypical rise, and reversal of an ongoing pattern experienced in previous years, serve as encouraging signs during this difficult time for the industry.The results, which were extracted from a comparative analysis conducted by The Leading Hotels of the World, are noteworthy for a number of reasons. From a regional standpoint, the bulk of the room night sales are being consumed at Leading Hotels in Europe. Inbound travel to Europe increased by 22% from May through August 2009, compared to January through April 2009. France had the largest dollar amount increase between the two time periods, while other destinations like Greece, Spain and Italy also reported significant boosts. That being the case, it is important to note that the appreciation of the Euro during the above time periods accounted for approximately four percentage points of the 13.5% overall revenue production increase in US dollars.Interestingly, despite a weakening dollar, the United States was the top feeder market to contribute to France’s success, and the top revenue generator for Italy and Spain as well. Coming in at number two, high production figures from Brazil demonstrate that the market’s strong economic fundamentals have helped make the country resilient to the broader economic slowdown. In short, the Brazilians are driving a lot of revenue in the luxury hotel segment with their extensive travels abroad (they were ranked in the top three feeder markets for both France and Italy as well).Proprietor and general manager of the Grand Hotel Quisisana on Capri, Gianfranco Morgano asserted, “We were delighted to welcome a record number of Brazilians to our hotel this summer. This business brought to us by the South Americans has unquestionably carried us through the crisis.From Athens, Greece the tone and feedback was equally positive. Haris Neofytidis, general manager of the King George Palace commented, “I feel fortunate to be able to say that we had a better summer than last year. Full mostly with American travelers, we were not surprised, however, that there was a slight shift in the room categories booked. It seems that the economic situation and currency exchange rate did deter clients from reserving suites this year, but thankfully did not lead them to eliminate their travel plans all together.”From the standpoint of ADR, The Leading Hotels of the World has actually reported an overall 8% increase from USD 386 to USD 417 in May through August 2009, versus January through April 2009. As more luxury hotel chains are slashing their rates to stay competitive in the marketplace, Leading Hotels is poised to maintain and deliver the highest average rate in the luxury hotel sector, reflecting value, quality, and consumer loyalty to the brand. Similar to the increases in revenue production to the member hotels, fluctuation in foreign exchange rates played a role in ADR increase as well.Company president and chief executive officer Ted Teng is pleased with the progress, and attributes the recent increases to a collaborative and dedicated effort on behalf of all employees seeking innovative opportunities to produce new business for Leading Hotels. With conventional methods simply not an option in a market such as this, a great deal of effort has been set forth to improve conversion of voice reservations, develop new marketing programs, and solidify existing partnerships with hoteliers. Mr. Teng said, “It is evident that these initiatives are working. From strategizing online marketing to shifting marketing efforts to target new markets, we are staying nimble and it is paying off.”In fact, an in-depth analysis of the production assessment has revealed that 60% of the overall rise in production came from an increase in voice reservations. Teng asserts that this figure can be predominantly tied to ongoing initiatives to augment the rate of call conversions at Leading Hotels’ Reservations Centers, which started earlier in the year.www.lhw.com
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