Возвращение; Благотворительная программа Community Footprints в The Ritz-Carlton Бали

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Программа «Обувь в школу»

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Посещение дома престарелых

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Посещение детского дома

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Очистка пляжа

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Программа обновления детского сада

Каждая инициатива рассматривается как возможность оказать положительное влияние на наше местное сообщество,благодаря этой постоянной поддержке мы искренне надеемся внести свой существенный вклад”

— Карим Таяч

DENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA, April 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Отель The Ritz-Carlton Бали славится образцовым обслуживанием, как гостей курорта, так и местного населения. Ориентированный на "возвращение", курорт инициировал ряд программ, которые оказывают положительное влияние на балийскую общину в Нуса-Дуа: от сбора средств до образовательной поддержки и программы сохранения черепах. Вдохновленный благотворительной программой Community Footprints, общей программой экологической и социальной ответственности, курорт фокусирует свои усилия на благополучие детей, борьбу с бедностью и защиту окружающей среды.

«Каждая инициатива, будь то сбор средств для детского дома, стажировка для молодежи с ограниченными возможностями или программа по сохранению – рассматривается как возможность оказать положительное влияние на наше местное сообщество, и именно благодаря этой постоянной поддержке мы искренне надеемся внести свой существенный вклад”, говорит генеральный директор Карим Таяч.

Очень много мероприятий организуются Леди и Джентльменами курорта, которые добровольно посвящают свое свободное время разным делам, например: сбору средств для жертв стихийных бедствий, регулярным посещениям Yayasan Wana Seraya – местного дома престарелых, чтобы организовать веселые мероприятия для пожилых людей.
Другие инициативы, осуществляемые под руководством персонала, включали: реконструкцию и модернизацию детского сада TK Giri Sawangan в целях создания более комфортных условий для обучения детей младшего возраста. Эта инициатива помогла школе получить более 26 миллионов Рупий для обновления и модернизации своей инфраструктуры.

Леди и Джентельмены курорта также еженедельно посещают детский дом Yayasan Hati Mama, чтобы проводить уроки английского языка и делиться знаниями и опытом в индустрии гостеприимства, чтобы поощрять и мотивировать детей смотреть в будущее. Между тем, программа «Успехи в сфере Услуг» осуществляется в сотрудничестве с Фондом Oetie Hermawan, в рамках которого неимущим молодым людям с высокими оценками предлагаются стажировки. Те, кто принят на работу в качестве штатных сотрудников, являются одними из лучших работников курорта.

Что касается сохранения окружающей среды – волонтеры из The Ritz-Carlton Бали помогают поддерживать местную среду в чистоте и зелени, включая ее пляжи и храмы, одновременно поддерживая запрет на использование одноразовых пластиковых пакетов на территории всего острова. Курорт предлагает сотрудником и гостям для использования многоразовую тканевую сумку.

Гости курорта также имеют возможность связаться с местным сообществом и внести свой вклад в рамках программы Impact Experiences, в которой можно принять участие лично или во время тренинга по созданию команды во время корпоративных встреч. В рамках программы "Обувь для Школы" гости могут пожертвовать обувь учащимся, чьим успехам в учебе мешает бедность.
Эта программа успешно подарила более 160 пар обуви различным школам на Бали. Гости также могут присоединиться к Леди и Джентльменам, чтобы посадить мангровые деревья, которые имеют решающее значение для прибрежной зоны, и выпустить маленьких черепашек в океан. Каждый год в период с мая по сентябрь дикие черепахи откладывают яйца на нетронутом белом песчаном пляже курорта, но вылупившимся черепашкам грозят многие хищники, и курорт посвящает себя защите этих существ, пока они не станут достаточно большими, чтобы бросить вызов водам Индийского океана.
Мероприятия «Выпуск черепах» дают людям возможность узнать о важности сохранения местной окружающей среды, они особенно популярны среди маленьких гостей курорта. Помочь спасти жизнь, будучи активным участником мероприятия по выпуску черепашек в океан – это память на всю жизнь.

Для получения дополнительной информации о благотворительной программе Community Footprints в The Ritz-Carlton Бали, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с нами на сайте okta.viandra@ritzcarlton.com или позвоните по телефону + (62) 361 849 8988 или зайдите по ссылке http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/indonesia/bali/hotel-overview/community-footprints

Об отеле The Ritz-Carlton, Bali.
Уникальность роскошного пляжного курорта The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, раскинувшегося вдоль побережья Индийского океана на южной оконечности острова – в сочетании белоснежного песка на берегу океана и возвышающегося утеса, на котором он находится. Захватывающие виды на голубую лагуну и 279 изысканно обставленных номеров и 34 просторные виллы отеля делают его идеальным местом как для романтического путешествия, так и для семейных каникул или деловых встреч. На территории курорта – клубный лаунж, шесть элегантных ресторанов, огромный Спа-центр с экзотическими процедурами и Детский клуб со множеством развлечений. Очаровательная свадебная часовня на пляже создает волшебную атмосферу для свадьбы, а площадки на открытом воздухе прекрасно подходят для проведения праздничных мероприятийи свадебного банкета на Бали. Технически оснащенные конференц-залы, помещения для встреч, специальные предложения для проживания и опытные организаторы помогут создать идеальное MICE мероприятие на Бали. Все это наполняет отдых в отеле The Ritz-Carlton, Baliвоспоминаниями, которые останутся навсегда. Подписывайтесь на нас в Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn, Wechatid: ritzcarlton.com

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Middleton Advisory Group Announces Addition of Northeast Regional Manager

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Dick Lee, Northeast Regional Manager

Middleton Advisory Group is pleased to announce that Dick Lee has joined their firm as Regional Business Development manager in the Northeast.

Lee's relationships in the industry combined with his leadership experience will aid in our expansion efforts while providing great support to our Eastern clients and candidates.”

— Brian Boyles, National Sales Manager

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, USA, April 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Middleton Advisory Group is pleased to announce that Dick Lee has joined their firm as Regional Business Development manager in the Northeast.

Lee comes to Middleton Advisory Group with over 25 years’ experience in the Mortgage Industry. Prior to joining Middleton Advisory Group, Lee was the President and Founder of Independent Mortgage, a correspondent lender and broker. After selling his company, Lee acted as the Managing Director of MSA Mortgage, and most recently, was the Executive Vice President for Drew Mortgage and Associates.

“We are very excited for the addition of Lee to our Regional Management Team,” said Brian Boyles, Eastern US Regional Manager. “His relationships in the industry combined with his leadership experience will aid in our expansion efforts while providing great support to our Eastern clients and candidates.”

Lee is a regular contributor to Boston Agent Magazine and Bankrate.com providing tips to Real Estate professionals and consumers alike. In prior years, Lee has served as the President for AREAA Boston Chapter and Board member for the Massachusetts Mortgage Banking Association, and currently serves on the National Board of Directors as the National Policy Chair.

In his new role with Middleton Advisory Group, Lee will be responsible for recruitment and business development activities for the firm overseeing the North Atlantic states from Maine to Maryland.

Lee can be found on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dick-lee-1490024/

About Middleton Advisory Group, LLC
Middleton Advisory Group, LLC is a national talent acquisition and strategic consulting firm providing collaborative and specialized advisory services which are tailored to each client's specific needs. Whether recruiting top A-level talent, developing leadership and staff, or seeking new business development strategies, MAG is equipped to assist organizations reach their specific goals in a myriad of ways. For more information, visit https://www.middletonadvisorygroup.com.

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Wind Energy Industry Has Lost $5.2 billion to Avoidable IP Infringements & Trade Secret Theft

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Since 1995 the wind energy industry has suffered more than US$5.2 billion in commercial losses associated with unmitigated intellectual property (IP) risks.

HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA, April 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — These losses come in the form of legal damages, to the tune of US$165 million, but the bigger chunk is directly related to the other commercial impacts associated with an intellectual property dispute. These include blocking of product sales, denial of market access, and the loss of revenue from aftermarket part sales for those non-existent product sales as well as the accompanying service contracts which are becoming increasingly lucrative as assets age.

Companies certainly have a right to enforce their IP rights, but when those IP rights are used to exclude competition from markets, it eliminates choice for project developers when it comes to supply contracts. This weaponization of intellectual property rights has cost companies more than US$3.65 billion in product sales, US$386 million in aftermarket part sales & US$1.02 billion in services revenue.

The industry is still at risk, with potentially billions in patent infringement liability still not formally mitigated during a project finance due diligence. For instance, the industry would have faced a total of more than US$11 billion if Enercon had been more successful with their enforcement licensing activities against Vestas and Siemens Gamesa.

Beyond those avoided costs, every single wind energy project which goes through a project finance diligence almost never takes into account the commercial impacts to the project developers and asset owners which are contractually left very murky and favorable to the supply companies resulting from clauses related to intellectual property risk. This is to the detriment of the developer, financier and insurance carrier in case a dispute between two equipment suppliers erupts.

Although the frequency of this occurring may be considered “rare” versus other risks which are routinely underwritten, the price tag for being on the wrong side of an intellectual property infringement can be substantial.

Famously, Enercon GmbH not only sued Gamesa for patent infringement liability in Spain on a wind turbine control patent, but they also sent demand letters to the asset owners of the Gamesa products they believed to infringe their patent. Those asset owners were contractually liable for some of the damages, because they did not have full indemnity from patent infringement liability in the turbine supply contract.

Recommendations to safeguard developers / owners from IP infringement risks include:

1 – Either during the request for proposals (RFP) or the turbine supply agreement (TSA) negotiations, full indemnity from patent infringement liability should be mandated.

2 – Just like the requirement for a turbine supplier to carry property & casualty insurance, making patent infringement indemnity insurance coverage mandatory can also be specified in the RFP or TSA negotiations.

3 – Whether full indemnity is provided or whether insurance is obtained, an independent validation of patent infringement risk position is possible. This data can be provided to developers / owners as well as the insurance providers during the TSA negotiation.

The consequences of this could be far-reaching because even if an injunction and a stop on production is not implemented as a result of the trial, owners could still see lost production due to a swap out of wind turbine controls or hardware which is found to infringe patents. Additional financial liabilities can pile up for every day which an infringement turbine is operated until / unless the software or hardware swap out is made.

In many cases the risk mitigation protocol used by most turbine suppliers is likely inadequate. Prior to a product launch into a new market, some proactive turbine suppliers conduct a freedom to operate review in order to ensure they and their prospective customers will have no risk of patent infringement liability.

As a result, most turbine suppliers feel justified in their non-infringement position already and feel no additional work is required. Unfortunately, there are some turbine suppliers either are resource constrained or simply do not take the time to engage in this type of risk mitigation.

There is an opportunity for proactive companies to undergo an independent IP review and risk mitigation as part of the project finance diligence. Those companies who have proactively partnered with IntelStor and our predecessor namesake, Totaro & Associates, and have undertaken an independent IP review, went on to save more than US$300 million in royalty costs avoided since 2010.

The implications of patent infringement can be substantial but this risk can indeed be quantified and mitigated. Companies must be more proactive to deal with IP risk during project diligence.

IntelStor's IP Prism™ Risk calculators can determine the total cost to a single project developer or asset owner for more than 1,200 specific makes and models of wind turbines. Get a Technology Tier subscription to IntelStor and access our IP risk calculators to mitigate your risk potential https://www.intelstor.com/store/Technology-Tier-Subscription-p127663818

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Bengaluru Fintech Summit 30-31May identifies promising tech startups paving way for India's leadership in digital era

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Bengaluru Fintech Summit 30-31 May 2019

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Bengaluru Fintech Summit welcomes female fintech thought leaders

Bengaluru Fintech Summit wecomes female fintech thought leaders

Fintech Storm hosts a landmark Bengaluru Fintech &Crypto Summit 30-31May to identify promising emerging tech startups and catalyse the startup funding ecosystem

Young techies and entrepreneurs should step up to pave way for India's tech leadership in the fourth industrial revolution. It's time for Indian unicorns to emerge in fintech, AI, blockchain, crypto.”

— Arifa Khan

BENGALURU, KARNATAKA, INDIA, April 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fintech Storm hosts a landmark Bengaluru Fintech & Crypto Summit 30-31 May, to identify and catalyse promising startups in emerging technologies and match them with the investor ecosystem.

Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India, has now taken a place of pride as a leading fintech hub with 832 fintech startups tipping Mumbai's 828.

Supporting the summit are Tata Consultancy Services, Himalaya Capital Exchange, Government Blockchain Association (GBA), Govt. of Maharashatra, Venture Catalysts, Wazirx, Inc42, Lattice80, ICO Holder, 20 speakers from Deloitte, law firms like Nishit Desai, and 20 investors such as IDG Ventures, EMVC etc.

Speaking on the vision for Bengaluru Fintech Summit celebrating multiple tracks of payments, fintech, AI, online-lending, blockchain & tokenisation, and wealthtech, Conference Chair Arifa Khan said "India has the potential to lead as world's fintech hub because of our unique demographics. There are 60 million SMEs in India, and 100s of millions of active mobile fintech app users. India is a market no serious tech company in the world can ignore. This has led to a funding boom in consumer-centric fintech apps such as PAYTM, PineLabs, PolicyBazaar, Lending Kart, Neogrowth, with the total VC/PE funding of indian fintech firms in 2018 at $1.83billion over 165 deals. We are showcasing disruptive startups to watch for in the coming decade, and further catalysing the early stage startup funding ecosystem by bringing them together with seasoned investors."

"Major disruptions are happening, be it decentralisation of financial ecosystem or tokenisation of assets and securities. This is a great forum to acknowledge the latest technology trends." said GBA Europe Head Shiv Aggarwal.
"A great platform to create synergies and build a stronger fintech ecosystem" said Abhay Tandon, Ab-Inbev. Venture Catalysts is supporting as an Investor Partner with a network of over 4000 angel investors globally and over Rs200 cr in successful startup equity funding. Startups can expect to meet new age investors scouting for upcoming unicorns.

"There is growing importance of public education by a credible authority on emerging and untested technologies such as AI, cryptocurencies and tokens, in an environment of skepticism, mis-information and mis-trust" – added Ms Arifa Khan, CEO of Himalaya Capital Exchange (HCX), world's pioneering crypto author on tokenising traditional company shares and Editor of world's first "Digital Securities Journal".

"Crypto has mixed sentiments in India. Those who understand how crypto works are positive about it and have been trading crypto regularly. However, newbies to crypto are afraid since there is banking uncertainty"- added Nischal Shetty, CEO Wazirx, summit speaker, emphasising the importance of conferences focused on the intriguing new crypto sector.

The summit features avant-garde inventions such as Himalaya Capital Exchange (HCX), which provides tokenized platform services for initial public offerings (IPOs) on a global stock exchange. The platform aims to become an alternative to investment bank IPO services, providing companies and startups with a cost-effective and democratic way to get access to global financing. This is the first securities marketplace self-governed by token holders.

HCX allows entrepreneurs worldwide to create their own shares and bonds and instantly raise money via an automated investment banking platform that runs on smart contract algorithms. The company expects to implement machine learning and artificial intelligence features in future.

HCX is also set out to solve challenges faced by institutional capital in embracing the crypto investing paradigm and is seeking partnerships with digital financing platforms and best-in-class security, audit, compliance, and risk-management service providers to allay the concerns of institutional investors, on its journey to reinvent capital markets and give an alternative to wall street for the first time.

"Blockchain has the potential to stabilise key areas in India like Healthcare, Supply Chain, Banking and Education. In a country bereft of basic technology infrastructure, blockchain demonstrates the art of the possible" – opined Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran, Editor Healthcare India, a keynote speaker.

Elaborating on the need for platforms such as Fintech Storm, Founder Arifa Khan who was recently crowned the 100 most influential fintech women by Business Insider said – "India spawned a plethora of payments startups in the past decade fuelled by digitalisation and the India stack of digital identity, 'Jan-Dhan-Yojana' bank accounts to the last mile, the unprecedented smart phone penetration and abundant availability of cheap data. India is also origin to Microfinance industry and now will be a hotbed for personal finance management and wealthtech startups. Growing interest in cybersecurity, the burgeoning of crypto exchanges and growing public appetite for cryptocurrencies, especially in wake of Supreme Court categorically ordering the Government of India in Feb 2019 to introduce cryptocurrencies regulation are positive boosts to the fintech movement in India. We successfully persuaded Govt of Andhra Pradesh to embrace Blockchain as a focus area for growth and attracting investments. We hosted blockchain hackathons in IIT Mumbai. We need to leverage all these emerging positive trends to establish India's leadership in the fourth industrial revolution, and bridge the gap with China. I want to see India lead the world in technology during my life time, so I have been involved in ecosystem building for a decade through our annual summits in India."

The Summit attendees will:

Identify exciting trends in AI, fintech, Wealthtech, BFSI, cyber-security, crypto, security tokens
Meet early pioneers in payments, digital lending platforms, crypto exchanges
Learn about emerging market opportunities India presents for budding entrepreneurs
Meet and hear pitches from founders of hottest new startups
Meet 20 serious investors at Startup Funding Conclave
Hear legal opinions from law firms and clarify regulatory uncertainties in online lending, crypto
Hear 30+ speakers from 10 panel discussions

Startups can apply to pitch.

A hackathon will be held for developers.

Celebrating diversity, we are featuring investor Melissa Frakman, Managing Partner EMVC, Sairee Chahl Board member Paytmbank and invite other women Fintech leaders.

Disruptive startups, angels & VC firms, fintech unicorns with flush reserves to acquire new startups, incubators, accelerators and a vibrant innovation ecosystem makes Bengaluru Fintech Summit one of the best learning and inspirational events for young techies. Corporates can sponsor to reach fintech talent.

http://bengalurufintechsummit.com
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World get ready: Indian unicorns are coming!


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What makes USDQ so unique?

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Platinum Engineering Team presents USDQ

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, April 22, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nick Krashennikov is a full stack engineer at PLATINUM ENGINEERING. In this article, he shares the unique nature of USDQ, a stablecoin his team is helping to develop. Prior to his career, Nick successfully participated in a number of software development projects for major EU banks. USDQ leverages a stack of novel technologies, among which are predictive capabilities, algorithmic stabilization, and community incentives. Soon there will be even more fully backed stable coins: JPYQ, KRWQ, SGDQ, HKDQ, CNYQ, RUBQ under Q DAO ecosystem. Read on to learn about what makes USDQ so unique.

The USDQ stablecoin – A better alternative

The USDQ is a decentralized stablecoin that is being developed by the PLATINUM ENGINEERING and is set to launch by early 2019. USDQ will be backed by bitcoin and other top 10 cryptocurrencies in future, reserves and offers cryptocurrency traders with increased options to leverage opening and closing positions, and also offers the opportunity to trade a fiat-like currency, all the while being in the world of cryptocurrencies.

How does a stablecoin work?
A stablecoin is a cryptocurrency whose price remains relatively stable and is not prone to market volatility often associated with crypto assets. A stablecoin’s value is often pegged to a particular fiat currency, mostly, the US Dollar. Tether (USDT), for example, is the most popular example of a stablecoin. Built at the Omni blockchain and has its price linked, or “tethered,” to the U.S. Dollar. Such coins are excellent instruments for traders to trade more efficiently without having to actually deal with fiat, and they also allow cryptocurrency exchanges to provide their users with a currency that is just like fiat, without the hassles of the long and arduous verification process associated with fiat trading.

PLATINUM Blockchain Engineering Team are working to develop a fair and transparent stablecoin which will operate as a trusted asset-backed currency. The USDQ will also address the problems faced by other stablecoins like Tether USDT, BitShares BitUSD, Circle USDC, Gemini GUSD etc

How it works

The USDQ works similarly to Tether. However, it has a more robust process that keeps its price very stable to the US Dollar. It operates in a completely decentralized market setting and the price forming mechanism is controlled by the market, without any centralized governance.

Q DAO works with USDQ to help keep its value stable, while that of Q DAO can freely fluctuate. Users can create USDQ by using itcoin (BTC) as collateral.

USDQ always works to stay as close to the value of the US Dollar as possible. Smart contracts work to adapt to changing market dynamics and control the price. This is to make sure that the value of the USDQ always remains pegged to the US Dollar and although being a cryptocurrency, it maintains its price stability.

How to create USDQ? BTC (or other top 10 cryptocurrencies in the future) has to be collateralized, i.e., it has to be pledged into the system where it is held until the USDQ issued to the individual isn’t returned back.

The cryptocurrencies thus pledged against USDQ are held safely and securely in a crypto asset control system. Once the trader returns the USDQ, the pledged crypto assets are “de-frozen” and returned. The received USDQ are “burned” so as to maintain the number of coins in circulation and not volatilize price.

The Q DAO tokens can also be used to pay the stabilization fees while using USDQ. When there is demand for USDQ, there will a subsequent increase in the demand for Q DAO tokens as well. Also, when users pay stability fees in Q DAO, the paid Q DAO are burned, thus reducing the total supply of the Q DAO tokens and eventually, increasing its value.

This process maintains the price stability and helps traders overcome high volatility by giving users the ability to generate their own USDQ coins via smart contracts. Each USDQ is backed by assets that are held in a decentralized asset control system.

USDQ is decentralized stablecoin, which uses algorithms to offer higher stability and reliability. Fully on-chain and monitored by high-speed AI robots, ecosystem offers reliable defences against malicious acts and attacks. First run in line of fiat-pegs, USDQ is brought by PLATINUM BLOCKCHAIN ENGINEERING Team, looking to edge together innovative solutions in collateralization, using stabilizing mechanisms and oracles for high-endurance stablecoins. Soon there will be even more fully backed stable coins: JPYQ, KRWQ, SGDQ, HKDQ, CNYQ, RUBQ under Q DAO governance. Fully anonymous, USDQ breaks limits out of this legacy world

PLATINUM ENGINEERING is always happy to share its latest development and architecture solutions, helping stakeholders to spread improvements across crypto projects. Being an expert company on the market, PLATINUM ENGINEERING has already helped 150 crypto startups, enabling them to efficiently raise funds and introduce blockchains to their business models. With offices in Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Russia, Belarus and Australia the team is always ready to have in-person meetings, focusing on how companies can leverage blockchain technology in order to meet their unique needs. The team welcomes readers to connect on our Telegram to know about the news.

This overview may not be fully exhaustive and does not assess the viability of any project, nor its team legitimacy. Readers should conduct their own due diligence before using or investing in any of the listed Stablecoins. This article represents the author’s opinions only and should not be considered investment advice. All described functionality in the article is still under development, it can be changed/processed. Please follow the updates.

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Expert Dojo Has Made Initial Investment in TrustaBit

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"We are in talks with several major airlines who have expressed interest in implementing our solution and are excited for the future of TrustaBit”,.”

— Saritta Hines, CEO of TrustaBit

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 20, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Expert Dojo, startup accelerator in Santa Monica, announces that it has provided initial investment to TrustaBit, an IROPS solution that proactively sends a notification to passengers affected by flight delays and automatically issues compensation.

“The issue of flight disruption affects everyone, from passengers and flight crews to airlines and their partners. Our goal is to reduce this friction and mobilize the traveling consumer. We are thrilled to join forces with Expert Dojo and believe that our combined efforts can help restore harmony within the travel ecosystem,” said Saritta Hines, CEO of TrustaBit.

TrustaBit is a flight disruption management solution created to help streamline airline operations to optimal efficiency and improve the passenger experience. The solution allows airlines to send timely notifications and issue compensation to automatically. Power of choice is a key differentiator as passengers can opt for vouchers, miles or dollars as compensation for delayed flights. As a travel-tech startup, TrustaBit also has plans to include a passenger self-service flight and hotel rebooking module in its suite of services.

“Expert Dojo is so pleased to be able to invest in TrustaBit. We are proud to have TrustaBit as one of our portfolio companies,” said Brian Mac Mahon, founder of Expert Dojo.

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Christopher Mihoulides shares advantages of using Credit Counsel, Inc.

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Credit Counsel, Inc. founder Christopher Mihoulides offers a closer look at the South Florida-based debt recovery firm's advantages.

MIAMI, FL, USA, April 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A leader in the commercial, medical, and occupational health debt collection sectors for more than two decades, Credit Counsel, Inc. has expertly positioned itself to tackle the mountain of unique and often highly tricky scenarios faced by its clients and their businesses, day in and day out. Having developed the necessary cache of tools and experience required to promptly and professionally deal with such matters, Credit Counsel, Inc. boasts a number of advantages over the competition according to company founder Christopher Mihoulides as he reveals more about the business.

"I firmly believe that Credit Counsel is a great asset to almost any business," suggests Mihoulides, founder of the South Florida-based national and international debt recovery firm.

"We assist companies in collecting funds which are owed to them from both domestic and overseas debtors, achieving consistently above-standard results by employing our skills in what is often considered a difficult industry in which to perform consistently and at an exceptional level of success," the Credit Counsel, Inc. founder adds.

"From collecting full outstanding amounts, which is both our focus and our forte, to making payment plans, negotiating minor discounts, or directing debtors to an appropriate financial institution," Mihoulides goes on, "we're wholly committed to getting clients their delinquent accounts paid in full."

From the firm's unique philosophy regarding the successful collection of bad debt, which centers around positively influencing payment, to its broader mission and commitment to ethics, Credit Counsel is proud to be taking a somewhat revolutionary approach to debt collection.

Credit Counsel, Inc. is, says Mihoulides, entirely dedicated to increasing the rate of recovery for its clients, and always in a timely and professional manner, preserving those clients' images and reputations within their respective industries in the process. "At Credit Counsel," he continues, "we believe that 'time is money,' as the saying goes, and that our success is ultimately reflected in that of our clients.".

"Each and every day," Mihoulides adds, wrapping up, "we look to surpass both our existing and new clients' expectations while always keeping firmly in mind the sensitivity of all-important, ongoing client relationships."

Based in South Florida, Credit Counsel, Inc. is a national and international debt recovery firm specializing in commercial, medical, and occupational health debt collection. Founded by professionals in the debt recovery industry, including company president Christopher Mihoulides, Credit Counsel, Inc. boasts a wide range of clients across the United States and internationally.

For more information about Credit Counsel, or to apply for access to the debt recovery firm's exclusive web portal—which allows clients and their organizations to securely monitor their collections activity in real-time, verify balances and payments, upload new accounts, and view collector notes 24/7 from anywhere in the world—please call 877-224-7904 or visit http://www.creditcounselinc.com/.

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Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo Awarded Inaugural Certification

Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo

Green Globe awarded the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo its inaugural certification at the end of March.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Green Globe awarded the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo its inaugural certification at the end of March.

An iconic, internationally renowned luxury hotel, the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo offers an unrivalled experience in a single location. A magical, legendary hotel and extraordinary establishments and activities: The Louis XV- Alain Ducasse à l'Hôtel de Paris, the Opéra Garnier, the Casino de Monte-Carlo and the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo.

Ivan Artolli, Managing Director at the hotel said, “I am very proud to be part of a company with a true and genuine vision on sustainability with whom I share the importance of further sustainable development at all levels.

“Following a 4 year complete renovation, the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo has entered a new era taking green engagements and eco-friendly daily activities to a new level across all departments of our legendary Hotel. Our first Green Globe certification is, for us, a great recognition for our efforts as individuals and as a team. It marks the beginning of many more carefully planned initiatives with quite ambitious goals for many years to come.“

In recent years, the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo has been putting their expertise and high standards to good use in favour of sustainable development. This willingness is part of an approach towards preserving energy resources, biodiversity, and goodwill within the local community.

The Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo takes action on a daily basis to work towards ongoing sustainable development. Water conservation and the eradication of plastic from the entire hotel, along with the growing involvement of stakeholders in matters regarding sustainable development are the primary goals set by the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo for the coming years.

The quality of the completed hotel renovations conform to European label BREEAM’s standards and in accordance with Monegasque regulations, 100% of the wood used is sourced from sustainable forests (FSC). Consequently, the hotel’s efforts have been recognized at a high level by the label.

The new Green Globe certification is part of the property’s proactive environmental and societal approach implemented within the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer Group over the past 10 years. After the launch of its 3rd Sustainable Development Charter, the Group also signed the National Pact for Energy Transition of the Principality of Monaco in January 2019.

Hôtel de Paris is home to the 3-Michelin-starred Le Louis XV – Alain Ducasse à l'Hôtel de Paris where menus filled with creativity, modernity and precision feature seasonal produce from farmers in the region. The hotel supports biodiversity further with the installation of several bee hives within its grounds.

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com

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Melanie Dautry
Chargée Marketing & Communication Operations
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Monte Carlo, 98000,
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P: +377 98 06 52 05 – +33 6 40 61 76 51
E: M.Dautry@sbm.mc
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Mercure Hotel Suites and Apartments – Dubai Barsha Heights: Growing a Sustainability Culture

Mercure Hotel Suites and Apartments - Dubai Barsha Heights

Green Globe recertified the Mercure Hotel Suites and Apartments -Dubai Barsha Heights in February with the hotel achieving an outstanding score of 98%.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —
Green Globe recertified the Mercure Hotel Suites and Apartments -Dubai Barsha Heights in February with the hotel achieving an outstanding score of 98%.

Mr. Naseer Thodi, General Manager at the hotel has been the driving force behind the attainment of Green Globe Certification for four consecutive years.

”I am very proud of what we, as a team, have achieved through implementing our sustainable initiatives. Our journey of sustainability has faced various challenges along the way, however, being a part of the Accor group has facilitated the development of a growing sustainability culture amongst management and team members, ”said Mr Thodi.

The hotel has been recognized for its comprehensive waste reduction strategies and its CSR initiatives include broad based social and environmental projects.

Star of Waste Management Award

The Dubai Municipality awarded the Star of Waste Management to the hotel for its waste reduction measures after a detailed inspection of best practices at the property was completed. Each department devises individual waste saving initiatives that are carried out by team members. The Housekeeping team manages a linen reuse program that saves water and electricity, reduces overall running costs and minimizes environmental impacts. In collaboration with Diversy, used soap remnants are collected and donated to the Soap for Hope Program thereby decreasing waste generation at the property. Retired linen and clothes are collected through charity drives and regularly donated to several welfare organizations such as the Beit Alkhair Society, Dubai Cares and Red Crescent. While the Food and Beverage team monitor wastage from kitchens and devised measures to limit food waste where possible. Currently, jam is provided in reusable glassware to avoid the usage of large quantities of plastic packaging.

Native Ghaf Trees

Mercure team has always spearheaded CSR activities in the region to support environmental protection. The hotel’s Green Team actively participates in all green activities conducted by the Emirates Environmental Group. In 2018, the Kitchen Stewarding Team collected a total of 870 kilograms of metal cans. In return Mercure Hotel Suites and Apartments – Dubai Barsha Heights was awarded with three Ghaf tree saplings to plant. The Ghaf tree is the native plant of UAE. The tree plantation event took place on 18th December 2018 in Minae, South Ras Al Khaimah (Skheibar Area). The root systems of Ghaf trees penetrate deeply into the soil for more than 30 meters allowing it to draw water up for survival even in the hottest weather conditions. The trees also prevent soil erosion in dessert regions.

Clean Up The World Campaign

Mercure Hotel Suites & Apartments participated in the Clean up the World campaign organized by the Dubai Municipality that took place at the Jebal Ali Trojan camp (a desert area) in Dubai. Various organizations supported the cleaning up of the deserts and the removal of plastics and other waste which will improve the environment for indigenous dessert wildlife.

“We received a certificate of appreciation from the Dubai Government for participating in the campaigns and for our efforts in protecting the environment. We are all pleased that we can assist in this manner,” concluded Mr Thodi.

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe is an Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). For information, please visit www.greenglobe.com

Contact

Kavitha Kanichetty Sai
Quality and Hygiene Manager
Mercure Hotel Suites and Apartments – Dubai Barsha Heights
PO Box: 500300 – DUBAI
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
P: +971 (0) 4 381 8897
M: +971 (0) 561710186
E: HA8V6-QM@accor.com
W: mercuredubaihotel.com

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Montage Partners Announces Acquisition of METALfx

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Montage Partners, a Scottsdale-AZ-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Advanced Manufacturing and Development, Inc., dba METALfx

Today marks the beginning of an exciting time for METALfx, and we are delighted to be working with Montage Partners to reach our next phase of growth as an independent company.”

— Henry Moss, METALfx President

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, April 19, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Scottsdale, AZ, and Willits, CA – April 18, 2019 – Montage Partners, a Scottsdale, Arizona-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Advanced Manufacturing and Development, Inc., dba METALfx (“METALfx”), from a subsidiary of Avista Corporation. METALfx’s existing management team will continue to lead the company and will own a meaningful equity stake in the business.

Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Willits, California, METALfx is a leading provider of precision sheet metal fabrications, enclosures, assemblies, and complex wood composite components across a variety of industries, including technology, healthcare, industrial, and others. The company is strategically focused on serving customers who demand quick turnaround times, prototype collaboration, engineering support, and rigorous product standards, and whose parts are highly engineered, complex, and subject to high precision and tight tolerances.

“METALfx is a value-add, long-term partner to some of the most innovative companies across the U.S.,” said Rob Wolfman, co-Managing Partner at Montage Partners. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Henry Moss, Gordon Short, and the long-standing management team at METALfx, and to support the company as it makes additional investments in people, technology, and equipment to better serve its customers. We realized early in our relationship with METALfx that the company is hyper-focused on exceeding customer expectations through its ‘engineering-first’ approach and focus on people. These values align well with our cultural ethos and it soon became clear that our partnership would be a strong fit.”

“Today marks the beginning of an exciting time for METALfx, and we are delighted to be working with Montage Partners to reach our next phase of growth as an independent company,” said Henry Moss, President and shareholder of METALfx. “With Montage Partners’ support and guidance, we look forward to delivering more value to our customers through enhanced capabilities and engineering-driven solutions.”

Gordon Short, who has served as President of METALfx for the past 19 years, will remain a shareholder and member of the board of directors going forward. Short commented, “We appreciate the support of Avista Corporation over the last 24 years. We’re proud of our achievements during that time and have no doubt that the company is more well-positioned than ever to continue its success for many years to come.”

The transaction closed April 18, 2019. Osborn Maledon, P.A., provided legal counsel to Montage Partners, and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP provided legal counsel to Avista Corporation. Asenti Diligence Partners, LLC, provided financial due diligence advisory services to Montage Partners. Meridian Capital LLC served as financial advisor to METALfx. Enterprise Bank & Trust and Eagle Private Capital LLC provided debt financing to support the transaction.

About Montage Partners

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Montage Partners is a private equity firm that invests in established companies in the western U.S. with EBITDA between $1 million and $5 million. Above all other investment criteria, Montage Partners invests in exceptional people. Montage Partners provides liquidity to those who have spent years of their life building great companies, protects those companies through a transition of ownership, and supports the next generation of a company’s leadership in executing on growth initiatives. For more information, please visit www.montagepartners.com.

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