Category: General World News

2018 Canadian Hotel Investment Report (PDF Download)

Solid economic and financing conditions, an all-time high in tourist arrivals, and favorable hotel supply/demand dynamics supported near record transaction volume in 2017 of $3.5 billion. Canada continued to be a natural destination for global capital with foreign buyers investing more than $1.35 billion into […]

VW’s Electrify America teams up with Walmart and Target to tackle the biggest challenge for electric cars (WMT, TGT)

VW Group’s Electrify America is rolling out an ambitious plan to partner with retail companies and developers to bring fast charging for electric vehicles to more locations. The company is joining with Walmart and Target. 2,000 individual fast-chargers will be installed. We’ve tested numerous electric […]

Insider trading trial begins against former Amaya CEO David Baazov

An insider trading trial against former Amaya CEO David Baazov and his co-accused that is expected to last until fall got underway this morning in Quebec court. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

James Cameron is facing some hilarious criticism for saying he hopes people get tired of ‘Avengers’ movies

James Cameron told Indiewire that he was hoping for “Avenger fatigue” because “there are more stories to tell.” People on the internet criticized the filmmaker, most notably for wanting to make several “Avatar” sequels. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige seemed optimistic about Cameron, however. “Titanic” […]

The foods that might help with dementia

One man has ‘got his mum back’ from the ravages of Alzheimer’s, partly thanks to a change in her diet. read more >>> Source:: BBC

Prostate cancer: Treatment time slashed to under three weeks

PROSTATE cancer can be successfully treated by short courses of radiotherapy lasting just two and a half weeks, a big reduction from the current treatment time of eight weeks. read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

Minnesota judge to rule on Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 project

An administrative law judge is due Monday to recommend whether Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy’s proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Kanye West praises Elon Musk, says his Tesla is the ‘funnest’ car he’s ever driven (TSLA)

On Sunday, Kanye West praised Elon Musk and Tesla on Twitter, calling his Tesla vehicle “the funnest car I’ve ever driven.” West didn’t specify which vehicle he was referring to, but earlier this month, Platinum Motorsports posted photos on Instagram of a Model S luxury […]

US existing home sales post 2-month growth streak in March, but remain below year-ago levels

The second straight month of growth suggests that buyers are unfazed by the shrinking number of available properties. read more >>> Source:: CNBC.Com

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ pay rose to $24.4 million last year, amid a period of great growth for the company

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings saw his pay rise five percent to $24.4 million in 2017, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing on Monday. Netflix’s chief creative officer, Ted Sarandos, also saw his total compensation package rise 18.5 percent from $18.9 million in 2016 to […]

Rheumatoid arthritis: Early warning symptoms you must know

RHEUMATOID arthritis symptoms include joint pain, swelling and stiffness when someone is suffering from the condition. However, there are also a few early warning signs which, if detected, may help someone treat the condition earlier, reducing its severity. read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

TRYP by Wyndham Hotel Opens Downtown Newark, N.J

TRYP by Wyndham, Wyndham Hotel Group’s urban lifestyle brand, today opened its newest hotel in the heart of downtown Newark, N.J., a city with historic roots – the third oldest in the United States – newly revitalized by recent business development and a vibrant art […]

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Writers Debunk Popular Fan Theory On Thanos

It’s “obviously crazy,” say writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

A biotech company’s farthest-along drug just failed a key trial — and the stock is plummeting (PRTA)

Biotech company Prothena said on Monday that its drug to treat AL Amyloidosis, a rare disease in which amyloid protein builds up in the body and disrupts organ function, failed a key trial. The drug, NEOD001, failed a phase 2 trial, and the company decided […]

The Hotel Industry in the Central/South America Region Reports Positive Results for Q1 2018

Hotels in Central and South America reported occupancy rose 4.5% to 57.6% in March. ADR increased 7.9% to $108.70 and RevPAR rose 12.8% to $62.60. read more >>> Source:: HotelNewsresource.Com

Alfie Evans: Protesters try to storm Alder Hey hospital

About 200 people gather outside Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in support of the terminally ill toddler. read more >>> Source:: BBC

HRW: ‘Men only’ job ads show ongoing discrimination in China

Gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese workforce, a human rights group said Monday, with many hiring advertisements openly calling only for male applicants and using the attractiveness of female co-workers as a draw. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

The 6 biggest questions we have after the ‘Westworld’ season 2 premiere

Warning: Spoilers for “Westworld” season two episode one, “Journey into Night.” The season two premiere of “Westworld” set up lots of action for the next nine episodes, and left many things up in the air. Like season one, we can’t trust the show’s narrative structure, […]

Kate Middleton’s royal baby boy: Five things Duchess can expect after birth

KATE MIDDLETON, the Duchess of Cambridge, went into labour this morning. The royal baby boy was born this afternoon, but what can the mother-to-be and Prince William expect to happen after the birth of the latest UK royal? read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

The Top 5 Things You Need to Know Now in Hotel Digital Marketing: April Edition – By Margaret Mastrogiacomo, Vice President Strategy

This month, the latest digital innovations include new publishing features on Google My Business listings, the new Google Outstream Video Ad format, and new Instagram profile bio features. The industry is also abuzz with the fast-approaching launch of the GDPR. From SEO to design, read […]

Beyoncé Falls On Stage At Coachella, May Possibly Still Be Human

The Beyhive was amused. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Stroke symptoms: The lesser known signs someone is having a stroke

STROKE symptoms are identified using F.A.S.T.: Face, Arms, Speech and Time. The phrase allows you to identify most strokes quickly, but there are other symptoms that are less well known. Everyone should know these so that they can tell if a loved one is in […]

The 10-year is getting really close to the key 3% level

The 10-year yield is up 2 basis points at 2.98%. It hasn’t touched 3% since January 2014. Wall Street has been watching the 3% level closely, because a breakout above that level could hurt stocks. The 10-year yield is closing in on the key 3% […]

Ahem, Gwyneth Paltrow Says She’s In Her First ‘Adult Relationship’

“In the past, I’ve been in relationships with men who had intimacy issues,” the actress said. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Here’s what explains tight money supply condition & rupee’s free fall

Going forward, Indian market is going to be impacted strongly by liquidity stance. read more >>> Source:: EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.Com

Bitcoin Cash has risen 80% over the last week

Bitcoin Cash is up 17% against the dollar on Monday. The cryptocurrency has risen 80% over the last seven days. An upcoming ‘fork’ of the currency — a change to its underlying code — appears to be supporting the price rally. Follow the live Bitcoin […]

GM, Korean union reach tentative agreement on wages, workers

General Motors said Monday that it has reached a tentative agreement with its South Korean labour union on measures to cut costs and allocate new car models to GM Korea factories. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Professor Who Sold Facebook Data To Cambridge Analytica ‘Sincerely Sorry’

Aleksandr Kogan said he assumed people were aware that their data was being taken, but just didn’t care. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

36 Killed in Tour Bus Crash in North Korea, Chinese Officials Say

The crash occurred at a time of intense diplomacy in the region, as a summit meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea approaches. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Chasing the Deal: 5 Springtime Italian Coast Getaways for Less

If you’re willing to travel in the spring instead of the summer, you can enjoy some of the most luxurious Italian coast resorts for much, much less. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Diabetes type 2 – five exercise tips to prevent high blood sugar

DIABETES type 2 symptoms include weight loss, tiredness and passing more urine than normal. You can prevent high blood sugar with exercise and a healthy diet – these are the best tips for getting active with diabetes. read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

Prostate cancer diagnosis breakthrough hailed

A new Dundee University ultrasound process offers a more accurate diagnosis of the disease. read more >>> Source:: BBC

Rupee in a spot of bother, sinks 34 paise to 66.46

Buying of the American currency by banks and importers gave the dollar more strength. read more >>> Source:: EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.Com

Fibromyalgia: Five best exercises to fight the condition in women

FIBROMYALGIA causes widespread pain, poor sleep quality and fatigue. The exact cause of the condition is unknown, but experiencing a stressful event, sleep problems and chemical imbalances may be factors. Sufferers can treat the symptoms through trying these exercises. read more >>> Source:: The Daily […]

Taylor Swift’s stalker reportedly broke into her house, took a shower, then fell asleep in her bed

Taylor Swift’s stalker reportedly broke into her New York home early Friday morning. According to police, he took a shower then fell asleep in her bed. The 22-year-old Florida man was arrested. Taylor Swift apparently has a stalker — and he broke into her house, […]

John Oliver Bought An Ad On ‘Hannity’ To Teach Basic Math To Trump

The catheter cowboy is back with an important message. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Pursuits: The Whisky Chronicles

Little has changed on the Scottish island of Islay since its iconic whisky distilleries were profiled in Alfred Barnard’s famously detailed Victorian era book. read more >>> Source:: The New York Times

Prostate cancer: New breakthrough treatment spots cancers in 15 minutes

PROSTATE cancer kills over 11,000 men in the UK each year. But a new, non-invasive ultrasound can diagnose it in just 15 minutes, researchers at Dundee University have announced. read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

‘The Exorcist’ Director Films ‘Terrifying’ Real-Life Exorcism For His Newest Movie

“I was scared, seriously scared,” says filmmaker William Friedkin. read more >>> Source:: HuffingtonPost.Com

Federal environment minister defends BP Canada’s Nova Scotia drill plan

Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna is defending BP Canada’s plans to drill an exploration well roughly 330 kilometres off the coast of Halifax. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

WORLD BANK: Workers should ditch minimum wage to compete with robot labour

The World Bank has suggested employers should be able to opt out of paying minimum wage, in a draft report released Friday. It recommended that labour markets should be further deregulated, creating more flexible employment. Owen Tudor, Head of International Relations at the International Trade […]

Royal baby: Kate Middleton in labour – this is how long the birth will take

KATE MIDDLETOWN, 36, is in labour to give birth to the royal baby. But, how long will the labour last, and what can the Duchess of Cambridge expect? read more >>> Source:: The Daily Express

Inside a Japanese pod hotel

It’s small but swanky. CNBC’s Uptin Saiidi heads to Japan to experience one of many growing posh pod hotels. read more >>> Source:: CNBC.Com

£6m pledge for children of alcoholics

The government funding will go towards mental health services and outreach programmes for parents. read more >>> Source:: BBC

Pre-election blues? Rupee slides again

The rupee has often depreciated against the dollar in a period of 12 months prior to the general elections. read more >>> Source:: EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.Com

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