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Porsche Cayenne Coupe BMW Garmisch our longterm Nissan Leaf and more Roadshows

first_img2020 Porsche Cayenne CoupeThink of the new Cayenne Coupe as a regular Cayenne SUV, but with a swoopier roofline. Managing Editor Steven Ewing headed to Austria for a first drive of Porsche’s new crossover SUV. Despite being slightly heavier than the standard Cayenne, while also offering less cargo space and being a little more expensive, Ewing calls this new Porsche “damn good.”Click here to read our 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe first drive. Share your voice Tags 2019 Honda Civic SedanWe think the Honda Civic is one of the best compact cars you can buy today, and apparently America agrees. Accounting for retail sales alone (and not inflationary fleet sales), the Civic has been the best-selling car in the United States since 2016. Not to rest on its laurels, Honda has updated the Civic for 2019. Reviews editor Jon Wong spent a week with the Civic Sedan, and he says it’s stronger than before.Click here to read our 2019 Honda Civic Sedan in-depth review. Nissan Leaf long-term wrap-up: One year of electric feels 7:41 BMW Garmisch concept recreation wows at Villa d’Este 2020 Kia Soul: A box with no rough edges The Porsche 911 Speedster is a stripped-back automotive… Top videos Now playing: Watch this: 2019 Porsche Cayenne S review: The sporting life 2019 Honda Civic Sedan: Small visual updates and friendlier tech Opel Manta 400In yet another round of fun, Carfection’s Henry Catchpole takes a walk down memory lane with the Opel Manta 400 — the road-going version of the Group B rally legend, of which only 245 were built. Now playing: Watch this: Welcome to Roadshow’s week in review, where we take a look back at the biggest stories from the past seven days. The week crossed the starting line with our first drive of the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe (which actually isn’t a coupe at all), and and kept momentum with some big news and a sweet concept vehicle debut, to boot.Here’s a look at our most important stories from May 19-25, 2019.Top reviews The Opel Manta 400 was a Group B rally legend 2020 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe: The 434-horsepower, just-right option 2018 Nissan Leaf: Long-term EV wrap-up 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid second drive: The best of both worlds More From Roadshow Now playing: Watch this: Porsche 911 SpeedsterOur Carfection team in the UK had some some fun with the new Porsche 911 Speedster in Sardinia, and as expected, Henry Catchpole smiled throughout the majority of his stint behind this rawer, more unfiltered, open-top canyon scalpel. 7:02 31 Photos 91 Photos Goodbye, long-term LeafWe’ve spent quite the enjoyable year living with Nissan’s all-electric Leaf, but after thousands of miles of commuting smiles, Executive Editor Chris Paukert gives the Leaf a final send-off. 69 Photos Roadshow Top newsBMW Garmisch concept: Ahead of the Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este classic car show, BMW has done something remarkably unexpected by recreating the 1970 2002ti Garmisch Coupe concept as a tribute to the Bavarian automaker’s past.Honda CR-V recall: If you drive one of the 118,598 CR-Vs built between Oct. 3, 2018 and April 1, 2019, Honda says your crossover SUV may be at risk of inadvertent airbag deployment.Tesla sales looking up: In the latest in a long line of leaked Tesla emails, CEO Elon Musk reportedly tells employees that they can expect a record-breaking quarter.Turns out aluminum is cheaper: Ford made a controversial decision when it decided to use typically costlier aluminum for its F-150 vehicle body, but according to a new report, the aluminum panels are actually cheaper to repair than steel.Porsche 356 optimized: Mad scientist Rod Emory has created perhaps the ultimate 356 from a hodgepodge of Porsche’s most delicious race- and street-car bits.Honda Civic Type R elevated: Somebody made an off-road version of the Civic Type R, and we’re kind of losing our minds about it. 2020 Kia SoulKia’s boxy little runabout is all new for 2020 with a more-assertive exterior design and more cargo-hauling capability. After a week of testing, reviews editor Manuel Carrillo III came away impressed with the sharp-dressed box … enough for the Soul to earn itself a Roadshow Editors’ Choice award.Click here to read our 2020 Kia Soul in-depth review. 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo review: The performance SUV par excellence 59 Photos 4:38 Post a comment 0 63 Photoslast_img read more

Like AirPods but with noise canceling The surprising Ausounds headphones

first_img Mobile Accessories Headphones 11 Photos See It Share your voice 2 Sony $159 $144 See It Review • AirPods 2019 review: King of truly wireless earphones crowned with small enhancements Tags Best Buy Amazon See It Apple $144 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above Apple AirPods 2019 (Charging Case) Enlarge ImageThe Ausounds AU-Stream ANC. Sarah Tew/CNET Remember all those rumors last year about next-generation AirPods that might feature active noise canceling? Well, those AirPods haven’t materialized yet but now Ausounds, a startup, has launched a new set of true wireless earbuds — the AU-Stream ANC — that have the same “stick” design as the AirPods and feature active noise-canceling. They’re on sale now for $150 (£123, $AU 222) and they’re surprisingly good if you get the right fit.I’ve been using an early review sample for a few days and they’re similar in style to a lot of the so-called AirPods knock-offs, but have a little more of a premium look and feel. They feature 13mm drivers, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, 5 hours of battery life with an additional 15 hours from the case and water-resistance (IPX5 certified). They also offer USB-C charging — that’s somewhat rare to find at this price point.Read: Best true wireless earbuds of 201911-ausounds-au-stream-anc-earbudsEnlarge ImageSimilar look to the AirPods but they come in black. Sarah Tew/CNET Until now, the only true wireless earphones to offer active noise cancellation have come from Sony — the latest and greatest being the recently released WF-1000XM3, which cost $230. The AU-Stream ANC — no, that isn’t the greatest name for a product — is slightly bigger than such models as the Anker Soundcore Liberty Air. They won’t fit everybody’s ears equally well (and they might not fit some ears at all). None of the company’s ear tips allowed me to get a super-tight seal, but a set of XL tips I had from another pair of headphones worked and the earphones stayed in my ears comfortably and securely (I could run with them).That tight seal is crucial not only for sound quality but the active noise-canceling doesn’t work effectively without it. Sound-wise the AU-Stream ANC is on par with the Sony WF-1000XM3. It doesn’t sound quite as detailed or as open — and the bass isn’t quite as well-defined. But it’s a very decent-sounding true wireless headphone with some good kick in the low end. And it does sound better than the AirPods. Comments Ausounds AU-Stream ANC Earbuds See it The noise-canceling is pretty decent, too. Unlike the AirPods, which have an open design that lets a lot ambient sound in, these have a noise-isolating design that passively seals out a decent amount of sound. However, the noise canceling definitely helped when I was in the New York City subway to tamp down the noise levels. It doesn’t completely eliminate sounds and voices around you, but it does muffle them to a significant degree. There’s is no app for customizing the noise canceling or sound settings, but you can turn noise canceling on and off with a long press on either earbud (yes, they have touch controls).Read: Best cheap true wireless earphones of 2019 These aren’t as good as the AirPods for making calls. People said they could hear me OK — and I could hear them — but they do pick up a fair amount of ambient noise. In other words, they’re decent for making calls in quieter environments but not great outdoors in noisier spots. It’s also worth noting that when it’s windy, you can hear the wind hitting them (they’re not aerodynamic) and the noise canceling can’t do anything about reducing that sound.The case looks a little like the AirPods’ case but is probably about 30% bigger. Still, it’ll fit in most pockets without showing too much of a bulge. I also liked how the earphones automatically turned on and resumed playing my music when I pulled them out of their case. I only encountered the occasional Bluetooth hiccup — generally, the connection was solid.I’m going to play around with them for a couple of more weeks to make sure they keep working reliably before posting my final review, but my initial impressions are good. The AU-Stream ANC seems like an auspicious start for Ausounds, which has other headphones in the pipeline. Apple AirPods 2019 $144last_img read more

Google IO 2019 livestream information and what to expect

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:41Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:39?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Update:Google I/O 2019 event commences in a few hours and those who wish to be a part of the grand event can tune into Google’s official live-stream channel. If you’re watching Google I/O 2019 from India, the event begins at 10:30 p.m. IST. Original storyGoogle will kick off its annual developer conference, Google I/O, on May 7th and it will run till May 9th. During this conference, the search titan is going to make big announcements about its upcoming hardware and software advancements. The conference will commence with the 90-minute keynote on Thursday. Google CEO Sundar Pichai and other executives will glance at the many features and improvements coming to Android, Google Assistant, and many other apps and services over the next year.This year is particularly notable because we are expecting some hardware announcement from Google along with software development. So, here’s a preview of what are we expecting from Google at I/O 2019 conference.The Pixel 3a and 3a XLIt has been already revealed that Google is going to launch a new Pixel series – Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL at annual I/O conference. With this new Pixel series, Google will foray into the mid-budget smartphone market. Pixel 3a launch in India confirmedFlipkartAs per leaks, The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are expected to launch with a 5.6-inch and 6-inch FHD+ OLED screen respectively. The phones could be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset, which could be paired with 4 GB RAM. The Pixel 3A will reportedly start at $399, while the larger Pixel 3A XL with its 6-inch screen will be $479.Nest Hub MaxAnother hardware announcement we’re expecting to hear about at Google I/O 2019 is a device called Nest Hub Max, which is the company’s larger Home Hub smart display. The upcoming home hub is expected to sport 10-inch display, while the previous one features a 7-inch display. Nest Hub Max is likely to run on the same software as the previous one. Apart from that, there is not much information available about the upcoming home hub.Android QGoogle announced Android Q earlier this year and has already released its second beta to the public. The beta version of Android Q has divulged many features like Device Theming, a Google Material Theme redesign for Wallpapers and the Files app, a system-wide dark mode, an emergency shortcut in the power menu, and much more. Android QGoogleUpcoming Android is much focused about privacy and gives users more granular control over how apps get permission to see their location. At I/O, Google is expected to give a detailed preview of the Android 10 Q. Also, the company could come with a fresh beta update for users.Google StadiaDuring Game Developers Conference, Google has announced Google Stadia, which is a cloud gaming service and is capable of streaming video games in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second with support for high-dynamic-range. Google is yet to share critical details about this gaming service and it is expected that we could hear from Google about subscription cost and other specific information about Stadia at I/O 2019. Google I/O 2019GoogleGoogle Assistant and Lens Advancement Every year, Google comes with new advancements in its assistant and showcases how Google Assistant is smarter than others. So, we are expecting the same for this year. Apart from Google Assistant, Google could demonstrate some new features of Google Lens, which turns the camera of Android phones into a powerful computer vision tool.As the event is close, we are awaiting more news about I/O 2019. So, stay tuned with us for more updates. Closecenter_img 10 Crazy Facts About Googlelast_img read more

This is how Joel Marion helps people to have fitness and healthy

first_imgJoel MarionPR HandoutAlong his friend Josh Bezoni, Joel Marion started a company called BioTrust, through which he is not only helping people to have fitness and healthy lifestyle, but also doing several charity works.A journey towards change is a journey that is worthwhile. And the journey that begins with the hope to help the ones in need is sure to reach a fulfilling destination. There are examples of people and companies that have risen from nothing to millions, simply by their undaunted willingness to help people globally.BioTrust is such a company. One of the leading health and nutrition organizations in the world, it was founded by two friends- Joel Marion and Josh Bezoni. The two friends developed their brainchild to be able to help the ones in need. However, as life moved on, so did they, leaving behind their dream of serving people.Then, years away from when they first started off, came a day when both the friends questioned their decision. This was when Josh’s uncle had expired prematurely. This was the turning point of their lives as they both acknowledged the fear they had about the health of their families. This made them produce organic products for their families.The positive aspect of their products became evident in their loved ones, who were using them. Thus, the duo decided to share their formulae with the world to help them stay healthy and then started the company that was to help millions in the future.This is how the journey of Marion and Bezoni started all over again. Soon enough, their hard work paid off. In the first, proper business year of BioTrust, the company had sold over one million products!”With great success comes great responsibility. It is challenging work, but we are living the American Dream, and our passion to help others fuels our efforts.”-Joel MarionHowever, this was not enough for the power duo. They had to find other ways of helping others. They collaborated with No Kid Hungry Campaign, where they provided a meal to a hungry kid against every product they sold. They soon collaborated with Make-A-Wish to fulfill the wishes of kids with chronic diseases. They also built schools in partnership with Water.org and Pencils of Promise.Apart from helping people around the world, Joel hosts one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes- ‘Born to Impact.’ He has written extensive articles about keeping healthy. He has been a best-selling author five times and has appeared on television networks such as NBC, CBS, and ABC. Marion has also been featured in magazines like Men’s Fitness, MuscleMag International, Woman’s Day, Clean Eating, besides other reputed journals.The BioTrust Team is currently invested in adding new products to their catalogues. Their product suggestions comes mainly from its customers through their podcasts. Customers suggest what they require and the company renders it to the best of their abilities. Their products are spread along with four categories: protein products, anti-aging products, digestive health products, and products for healthy living. The team is continuously expanding these categories and bringing to the people what they need the most.last_img read more

Sushma for repatriation of Myanmars displaced persons

first_imgIndian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and Bangladesh foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali (R). Dhaka has urged New Delhi to pressure Myanmar for repatriation of Rohingya people who have fled Myanmar atrocities and taken shelter in Bangladesh.Foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali made the call during bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on Sunday.However, the Indian minister fell short of using the word Rohingya but tacitly recommended their return to Myanmar for resolution to the current crisis.”It is clear that normalcy will only be restored with the return of the displaced persons to Rakhine state,” Sushma Swaraj said in her statement at the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting in Dhaka.Major Western powers, global rights bodies and the media categorically call the “displanced persons” as Rohingya people of Myanmar’s Rakhine state.After the JCC meeting, Mahmood Ali lauded India for its Delhi’s humanitarian assistance to the Rohingyas now in Bangladesh and sought India’s active role in ensuring their repatriation.”We further urged India to contribute toward exerting sustained pressure on Myanmar to find a peaceful solution to the crisis including sustainable return of all Rohingyas to their homeland,” the foreign minister said.The Indian external affairs minister reiterated India’s deep concern “at the spate of violence in Rakhine State” and Delhi’s called for maintaining restraint in handling the issue.Following ‘attacks’ on the Myanmar police on 25 August, the Myanmar military launched a crackdown that resulted in exodus of almost 600,000 Rohingya from Rakhine to Bangladesh.”In our view, the only long term solution to the situation in Rakhine State is rapid socio-economic and infrastructure development that would have a positive impact on all the communities living in the State,” the Indian minister said.She also said India “supported implementation of the recommendations contained in the Kofi Annan-led Special Advisory Commission report.”last_img read more

Scientists Develop First ChipScale Thermoelectric Cooler

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — As computer chips become more powerful, they also become hotter. Nearly all the power that flows into a chip comes out of it as waste heat, and that heat hurts the performance of the chip. Methods for cooling transistors have always been an important part of the semiconductor industry, but recently researchers have been coming up with more clever strategies for keeping computer chips cool. One such strategy is the use of a chip-scale thermoelectric cooler, which has been demonstrated for the first time by a collaboration of researchers from Intel, Arizona State University in Tempe, RTI International, and Nextreme Thermal Solutions.In a recent study published in Nature Nanotechnology, the researchers presented the thermoelectric “chiller” embedded in a chip package that pumps heat out of the chip when current flows through it. The chiller could lower the temperature of a small hot spot on a large chip by nearly 15°C – exceeding the significant 10°C goal that was described in an analysis by researchers at the University of Maryland five years ago.One key to the device’s performance was that the researchers focused on cooling only the hottest spots on a chip, which has previously been shown to be a more energy-efficient strategy than trying to cool the entire chip. Another key is that the researchers fabricated the device out of nanoscale layers of material, which has previously been shown to increase efficiency.The thermoelectric cooler consists of a superlattice structure made of bismuth, tellurium, antimony, and selenium. The structure pumps heat from the back side of the chip to a conventional heat spreader on the front side, which uses convection to transfer the heat and cool the chip.In experiments, the researchers created a hot spot on the chip (with a heat flux of about 1300 W/cm2, which is much higher than usually found on a microprocessor). Even before powering the thermoelectric superlattice structure, the chiller could decrease the temperature of the hot spot by about 6°C. After powering the thermoelectric cooler, the temperature of the hot spot cooled by nearly 15°C.The researchers explained that the thermoelectric technique could provide cooling solutions for computers in future data centers, in which cooling hot spots on processors will be critical for good performance. Transistors run faster when they’re cooler, and also last longer because extreme temperature changes cause mechanical stress on computer chips that can destroy them. Thermoelectric strategies might also help cool the chips in portable devices, such as multitasking smart phones, which run data-intensive processing.As co-author Ravi Prasher of Intel explained, packaging a nanoscale device within a macroscale system is a significant achievement. However, the team still needs to do more work before commercializing the device.More information: Chowdhury, Ihtesham, et al. “On-chip cooling by superlattice-based thin-film thermoelectrics.” Nature Nanotechnology. Published online: 25 January 2009 | doi:10.1038/nnano.2008.417.via: IEEE Spectrum© 2009 PhysOrg.com Explore further On-Chip Silicon ‘Microcoolers’ for Microprocessor Hot Spotscenter_img Citation: Scientists Develop First Chip-Scale Thermoelectric Cooler (2009, February 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-02-scientists-chip-scale-thermoelectric-cooler.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Making miniature mazes by wrinkling surface of tiny particles

first_img Journal information: Science Advances © 2017 Phys.org (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from several institutions in South Korea has developed a means for creating organized yet random mazes on tiny particles. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the group describes their technique and possible uses for such tiny mazes. Citation: Making miniature mazes by wrinkling surface of tiny particles (2017, July 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-07-miniature-mazes-wrinkling-surface-tiny.html How to escape a maze – according to maths Demonstration of various physical mazes. Credit: Bae et al., Sci. Adv. 2017;3: e1700071 Play Generation of the guided wrinkles. Credit: Bae et al., Sci. Adv. 2017;3: e1700071 center_img As the researchers note, prior efforts have been made by different teams to create tiny mazes by taking advantage of wrinkling, but until now, there was no order to the resulting mazes, which meant there was little practical use for them. In this new effort, the researchers have found a self-organized way to construct maze-like microstructures that are periodic and ordered but which also have a degree of randomness to them.To make their mazes, the team used ultraviolet light to etch patterns on a given microparticle—photomasks (tiny plates with holes or slits to allow light to pass through in a pattern) were used to create specific etched patterns. The design on the particle was then coated with silica. As the silica dried, the surface wrinkled naturally, creating ridges that became parts of the maze—bends, for example, or endings, straight lines or splits. The use of the photomasks to create designs on the particles prior to shining the ultraviolet light allowed for controlling the way the parts of the maze arose as the silica wrinkled. The technique also allowed for customizing the overall look of the maze, resulting in perpendicular-shaped, hexagonal or even ring-shaped mazes. The team reports that they were even able to make one maze that had the capital letter N at its center.The team notes that the mazes could be made without blueprints and that they could be given unique features by adjusting the photomasks, making them ideal candidates to serve as security features. The tiny mazes could serve as what the team calls “physical unclonable functions” offering a physical way to undergird an encryption system with an ID-creating technique baked right into a system, making it virtually impossible for a hacker to gain access. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen More information: Hyung Jong Bae et al. Self-organization of maze-like structures via guided wrinkling, Science Advances (2017). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700071AbstractSophisticated three-dimensional (3D) structures found in nature are self-organized by bottom-up natural processes. To artificially construct these complex systems, various bottom-up fabrication methods, designed to transform 2D structures into 3D structures, have been developed as alternatives to conventional top-down lithography processes. We present a different self-organization approach, where we construct microstructures with periodic and ordered, but with random architecture, like mazes. For this purpose, we transformed planar surfaces using wrinkling to directly use randomly generated ridges as maze walls. Highly regular maze structures, consisting of several tessellations with customized designs, were fabricated by precisely controlling wrinkling with the ridge-guiding structure, analogous to the creases in origami. The method presented here could have widespread applications in various material systems with multiple length scales. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Splinter 090 the popular web app testing tool released

first_imgSplinter, the open source tool for testing web applications using Python has now leveled up to Splinter 0.9.0. Browser actions such as visiting URLs and interacting with their items can be automated. Apart from providing a simple api, Splinter has multiple webdrivers including chrome webdriver, firefox webdriver, phantomjs webdriver, zopetest browser, and remote webdriver. It provides support to iframe, alert and executes javascript while working with both, ajax and async javascript. Two ways to install Splinter 0.9.0 Step 1: Install Python In order to install Splinter, you need to make sure that Python 2.7+  is installed. Step 2: Install Splinter There are two ways to install Splinter: Install a stable release For an official and almost bug-free version, use the terminal: $ [sudo] pip install splinter Install under-development source-code For splinter’s latest-and-greatest features and aren’t afraid of running under development code, run: $ git clone git://github.com/cobrateam/splinter.git$ cd splinter$ [sudo] python setup.py install Head over to the install guide for additional notes. Upgraded features in Splinter 0.9.0 Support for phantomjs is removed. With Chrome and Firefox headless, phantom is no longer needed. Users can now add custom options to the chrome browser. The bug related to element.find_by_text stands resolved. When trying to do a contextual search for text, the result would include all matching text for the whole DOM instead of just those nodes that are children of the contextual node. Support was added for zope.testbrowser 5+, Flask 1+, selenium 3.14.0. Splinter can now handle webdriver StaleElementReferenceException. The lxml and cssselect has been updated to 4.2.4  1.0.3 respectively. For a detailed explanation of features visitits Github page. Read Next Visual Studio code July 2018 release, version 1.26 is out! OpenSSH 7.8 released! JDK 11 First Release Candidate (RC) is out with ZGC, Epsilon and more!last_img read more

Insights new Europe collection includes 100 guided vacations

first_img Thursday, September 28, 2017 Tags: Europe, Insight Vacations Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Zara Martinez center_img Insight’s new Europe collection includes 100 guided vacations TORONTO — Insight Vacations has unveiled its brand new 2018 Europe Premium Escorted Journeys collection, and it looks stacked with travel options: 70 Insight Experiences, 100 guided vacations, and four styles of distinctive journeys.With this collection, travellers can expect hand-picked hotels in desirable locations, such as the elegant Splendid Venice-Starhotels Collezione boutique hotel, as well as several new dining experiences like ‘Dine-At-Home’ with local foodies and ‘Farm-to-Table’, which showcases the best regional produce.Plus, in celebration of the collection’s launch, Insight is offering 10% savings with its Early Payment Discount.“For the launch of our 2018 European collection, we are excited to highlight our outstanding Insight Difference since it has been our personal mission for almost 40 years of creating magical experiences for clients with the services of our passionate Travel Directors and team members,” said Ulla Hefel Böhler, CEO of Insight Vacations. “Our 70 European Insight Experiences are incredibly authentic and are a curated collection of memories-in-the-making by connecting clients with locals, unique activities and expert insights to bring each destination to life.”More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionThe eight new 2018 European Discoveries range from nine to 19 days. This trip style offers a total of 12 itineraries to 12 countries, with journeys that include the nine-day ‘Taste of Europe’, the nine-day ‘Flavours of Europe’, the 10-day ‘European Rhapsody; the 11-day ‘European Flair’, the 14-day ‘Splendid Europe’, the 16-day ‘European Discovery’, the 18-day ‘Mediterranean Journey’ and the 12-day ‘European Dream’.While on the ‘European Dream’, clients will spend two nights in each destination, savour regional meals and meet locals, starting in La Serenissima. They’ll also learn age-old Venetian traditions from a local gondolier and the art of glass blowing with a skilled artisan. In the Umbrian town of Orvieto, acclaimed author and chef Lorenzo Polegri will invite guests inside his kitchen for a hands-on Etruscan cooking demonstration.Other highlights of the tour include wine tasting in the underground cellar of Italian Renaissance author Nicolo Machiavelli, a scenic trip by funicular railway and open-top cable car to Mount Stanserhorn in Lucerne, a behind-the-scenes guided walk in Paris with a local Parisian foodie, and a Celebration Dinner at Le Petit Prince de Paris restaurant in Paris’ Latin Quarter.More news:  Join the Jet Set on the French RivieraFor more details go to insightvacations.com/ca/vacation-finder/europe-2018 About Latest Posts Zara Martinez Latest posts by Zara Martinez (see all) New Years Mastermind on AMA Waterways River Cruise – June 6, 2019 Attendance at TPI’s Summit events at an all-time high – April 24, 2019 The 2019 Travel & Vacation Show – June 22, 2018last_img read more

New leadership at Sandals Resorts International

first_imgNew leadership at Sandals Resorts International Share Travelweek Group Posted by Thursday, March 15, 2018 center_img Gebhard F. RainerMONTEGO BAY — Sandals Resorts International Chairman and Founder Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart has appointed an industry veteran from outside SRI’s ranks as the new CEO, as the company prepares for accelerated growth.Long-time Hyatt executive Gebhard Rainer has joined the SRI team effective immediately. The appointment follows an extensive search in concert with Deputy Chairman Adam Stewart. Rainer will report directly to the Chairman and Deputy Chairman.“Sandals Resorts has a legacy of pioneering and implementing industry innovations and we are committed to not only bolstering our leadership position in Jamaica and throughout the Caribbean but also to broaden our horizons with further growth of the luxury all-inclusive concept beyond the region we call home,” said Chairman Stewart.The addition of Rainer to the executive team consolidates Adam Stewart’s role as Deputy Chairman, allowing him to dedicate more time to forward initiatives as the company prepares for a “bold strategy” going forward, he added.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from Ottawa“For 22 consecutive years, Sandals Resorts has proudly earned the distinction of being voted the World’s Best All-Inclusive Resorts, for which we are immensely proud of. To be the best, you must have a team that is the best and for more than 30 years we have cultivated a staff across the Caribbean – from gardeners and housekeepers to chefs and managers – who are the finest in the industry. My son Adam has played a huge role as CEO of SRI, exceeding expectations over the past 12 years,” he said.As the company’s new CEO Rainer brings global operations and international finance experience, notably with Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where he served as executive vice president and CFO.Stewart says Rainer is a team player and goal-focused with a management style that matches the brand’s culture and is compatible with its ‘team first’ approach.“Rainer’s experience complements our strengths, affording me the time to expand my role alongside the Chairman as the Sandals brand moves to fast-track our development plans. These are exciting times and we look forward to an even brighter future,” said Adam Stewart.More news:  CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionIn addition to his expanded role with SRI, Adam Stewart will continue his leadership role in the family’s extensive business holdings across several industries in Jamaica. Tags: People, Sandals Resorts << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more