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Christopher Cowdray and The Dorchester Collection: Supreme Hotel Management

In 2007, Christopher Cowdray became Chief Executive Officer of The Dorchester Collection. With experience in managing luxury hotels in England, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Cowdray brought 30 years of executive international hotel experience with him,

He came with the vision of Dorchester Collection being the supreme hotel management system. Already, The Dorchester Collection had 5 hotels in Europe that symbolized cultural and class. Today, following their plans of expanding into the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas, they’ve added 5 more to their parade of excellence.

The Dorchester Collection carries with it a reputation for unrivaled fashion. They’re not a group of cookie-cutter accommodations. The design of each hotel snuggles into their location. The architectural designs, the decorative patterns inside, the pattern of the rooms, the spas, the menus, all radiate the local culture.

Cowdray believes in the concept of service. All employees, regardless of their position, give the best possible service to those in their sphere of influence. As a result of the cultural luxury and excellent service, The Dorchester Collection is a byword for both the travel and hotel industry. This translates into greater occupancy.

Cowdray doesn’t believe in progress before preparation. While some other hotels open as fast as they can put the doors on, Cowdray is patient. When The Dorchester Collection acquired the Hotel Bel-Air it didn’t meet their luxury codes, so they did two years of upgrades before they opened.

While customers like the amenities that are part of their stay, most of the positive comments are about the staff. While staying at the hotel, customers like to think the staff cares about them and their needs. Cowdray says we remind our staffs of that fact on a regular basis.

When customers stay in a hotel that’s part of The Dorchester Collection they expect the best, and there’s no compromising those expectations. That’s probably part of the reason why, at the European Hospitality awards in 2013, Cowdray received the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.

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New Nanotechnology Mimics Natural Sunlight Indoors


One of the biggest limits of building design according to an article from  is the accessibility of natural light. Until recently, the only solution has been to reflect some form of natural light from outside, but no suggestions have been implemented that would actually make our minds think we are seeing sunlight via an artificial lighting system.

The Italian company, CoeLux, has developed a new kind of artificial light uses nanoparticles to mimic Rayleigh scattering, which occurs naturally as a diffusion process in the earth’s atmosphere, to trick humans into seeing real daylight. Professor Paolo Di Trapani of Insubria University has spent 10 years developing the technology. It relies on the optical illusion of the Rayleigh effect to make it appear as though the light source is as far away as the sun.

While current versions cost more than ten thousand dollars, the team working on the project hopes to bring affordable products to market in the coming years.

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Teen Fired From Job She Just Got Because of Twitter


A teen learned a valuable lesson about what and what not to put on Twitter. The young adult apparently landed a job at a local pizzeria, but wasn’t so thrilled about it.

According to, she took to Twitter to inform her followers she’d be starting her “F*** A***” job tomorrow, with a series of thumbs down emoticons. It took less than 24 hours for her boss to tweet her back, informing he she would not be starting her job as she had been fired.

The Tweet has since gone viral said Marc Sparks. Some have taken to Twitter to defend the teen, who they claim was just exercising her freedom of speech. Other’s have pointed out that Twitter, is a public space and it is best to watch what you type. This seems to be a point often lost on the youth of today.

The teen doesn’t appear all that upset about her quick dismissal, but it has ignited an interesting debate on Twitter, and could serve as a lesson to other young adults who actually want the job they were given.

Researchers have found that nearly 60% of companies check Facebook, Twitter and Instagram before hiring employees, and about 50% say they monitor workers accounts occasionally to ensure everything remains on the up and up.

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Sell Your Way to a Better Life with Qnet

Qnet is a direct selling firm that was founded in Hong Kong in 1998 by Vijay Eswaran. What makes Qnet unique is the large amount of goods that Qnet sells, and it operates in a multi-level marketing model, something that they mention on Instagram. While many companies claim to allow people to make money by selling their products, Qnet allows almost anyone to make money by selling goods and recruiting others to sell these great products.

Just like any business, being an Independent Representative (or IR) for Qnet requires work. And if you work hard to sell the products, you will be rewarded. Multi-level marketing is not for everyone, but if you can put forth an honest effort and believe in yourself, you can make money. While many of the products that Qnet sells are not going to change the world, you can change your world by selling and expanding your network of people who are also selling. Don’t think you can just sit back, sign up people and watch the cash roll in; rather, most of the money is made by the actual sales person and on the sales of the products. Instead of working in a factory, and getting paid only what the factory owner wants to pay you, and watching the owners get rich from your hard work, Qnet allows everyday people to learn sales skills and put those skills to use selling products, and offers an Android app that can help almost any user.

Qnet sells products that can help everyone. Rather than just focus on collectables, Qnet sells health and beauty products that everyone can use to better their own life. And what could be better than selling products to people who truly believe that these products are helping them feel better?

The sky is the limit when it comes to selling Qnet products. Members of the senior staff at Qnet are a testament to how far one can go if a person works hard enough. Donna Imson was an unemployed single mother of three when she started selling for GoldQuest, Qnet’s line of collectable gold coins. She is now practically a celebrity in direct sales, and the number two person in the company. All because she was willing to work hard and was able to hone her sales craft with Qnet. Don’t let fear hold back your entrepreneurial spirit. Go out and make your better life with Qnet sales.

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Keith Mann’s Dynamics Search Partners Launches Partnership with Uncommon Schools in NYC


Keith Mann co-founded Dynamic Search Partners and is presently serving as its Chief Executive Officer. Dynamic Search Partners is a recruiting firm that operates from New York.


Dynamic Search Partners is enthralled to publicly announce its mutual undertaking with Uncommon Schools located in New York. On 13th September, an affiliation of executive recruiting officers from Dynamic Search Partners, together with their CEO, Keith Mann, had a get-together with the senior students for a whole day purposely meant for resume development in Crown Heights Charter high school. The group of 5 associates from Dynamic Search Partners held two workshops that mainly talked about resume development. They had a one-on-one conversation with the students where they personally taught and advised them about reviewing and editing resumes, which would help them so much in securing university admissions at the start of this fall.


Keith Mann confirmed that they were amused to be undertaking something valuable in Uncommon School. He proceeded to state that they had experienced a great day walking around the school premises, participating in classes plus having meetings with senior students. It was enthusing to realize the manner those students were encouraged to join college. They asked significant questions and were also prepared to discover how best to set themselves for tertiary education, internships and future occupations.


Mann stated that they viewed tMhat as a beginning of an amazing association with Uncommon Schools and its students. They highly praised the innovation and determination to academic supremacy in the institution and anticipated to have close effective relationship with the students this year and positively for many years to come.


In rejoinder for the kind and innovative initiative of DSP, the counselor and also collegiate prep tutor of Uncommon High School, Carolyn Laurenza stated that the entire school fraternity of the school had cherished having the Dynamic Search Partners with them and would like to have more meetings with them if possible other times in future. She went on saying that DSP gave knowledge and advice to their senior students which made them effervescent with zest during the workshops and afterwards as well. Two seniors actually said that that initiative was the best thing they had experienced in the entire year. Most of them were astonished once they were informed that they could send their resumes to DSP to be assessed in the course of that year so as to receive more feedback. The students had super excitement!

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BRL Trust Helps You Manage Investments

When you need investment management assistance, BRL Trust is the only bank to use in Brazil. You may have investments that sit in stock markets all over the world, or you may have monies that you have inherited that you need to manage. BRL Trust is a full-service conglomerate that is going to help you at every point of the investment process. You can ask them to aid you in any part of the process, and you can ask them to hold your money for you like a bank.

The Brokers

BRL Trust has brokers that will help you manage your investments in markets all over the planet. You may be invested in the commodities markets in Europe, or you may be invested in the stock markets in America. Any combination of these investment options is easier for BRL Trust to handle because they have the reach to do all these things at once.

The Money Management

When you need to find a place to hold your money with a good yield, you can use the savings options through BRL Trust. As noted on WebNode, BRL Trust works like a bank in that it can use your money as an investment tool and give you a yield every month that you can use as income. This is a very safe way to invest, and it is a very simple way to invest your money.

At the end of the day, BRL Trust is a company that you will be able to use to handle all your investments. You can park your money with the company to get small dividends, or you can use their brokers to get help with investing in other markets around the world. The company is a full-service firm that does anything you need it to do to make your money work for you.

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BRL Trust – Why You Should Use a Corporate Trustee

BRL Trust is a financial institute that offers a range of services that helps investors have better control over their finances. BRL understands the importance that comes along with choosing a company that has the ability to protect, and provide efficiency.

Investors know how important it is to have a company that is capable of offering quality control, monitoring and collection of it’s operations. That is why BRL Trust continues to strive to deliver these qualities, and will continue to do so for the sake of the investor.

Trustee Services

BRL offers trustee services that aim at distributing income and principal to beneficiaries. We are responsible for following the terms specified by the grantor. Even though it is optional to name yourself, choosing a trusted financial institution like BRL can help intrust that future generations benefit from the prudence,continuity and professionalism that BRL can provide.

We know how important it is to partner with the right financial institution when it comes to handling your trust. It’s all about choosing a company that knows how to handle significant responsibility for the well being of current and future beneficiaries. We handle the investment management of your assets, as well as making investment decisions, weighing requests, monitoring investment managers, and making potentially hard decisions. BRL also has experience in recordkeeping which is highly important when it comes to accounting, preparation of filing annual taxes, and receipt disbursement of income and principal for your assets.

Working with BRL allows for grantors to focus more on the disbursement of their asset, and less on their family. Many people tend to allow a family member to become their trustee, which could create charged emotions. It could also cause the family member to act objectively when it comes to how your trust is handled. Taking on a company such as BRL can cut away from the tension by giving unbiased decisions

BRL provides continuity which can be beneficial in many ways. Allowing an established financial institution such as BRL can help create responsive actions by keeping up with family changes and making appropriate changes to your trust as needed.

Prudence is a top concern when it comes to figuring out who, what, when and how to disperse your assets. Privacy is important and BRL understands that. Grantors are respected and their financial matters are treated with just as much respect.

We understand how difficult it can be to entrust a financial institute with your personal and business assets. Our company has the know how, and proper expertise to not only help you better control your assets, we have the ability to make sure you are comfortable with every decision that you make.


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The Antique Wine Company Fine and Rare Wine

The Antique Wine Company, based in London has been dealing in fine and rare wines and courtesy their brilliance in the taste and quality of their produced wine they enjoy to vendor to more than 20000 customers who are situated in more than 70 countries. The company produces exceptionally fine wine and has currently more than 10000 wine bottles as inventory in their cellar. Not to mention, the company finds itself as record holder for containing the most number of wine bottles as collection.

The company was found back in the year 1982, as mentioned earlier in the city of London. The region is Marylebon in the central London where the ground breaking of the company took place. The company holds the record of having sold the most expensive white wine ever, the wine bottle under discussion is the 1811 Chateau d’Yquem and the price that it was sold on is a steep 75000 pounds. The buyer of the wine intends not to sell it forwards nor does he intend to make an investment out of it, rather he intends to drink it saying that “wine is for drinking” and that he has worked hard to earn this money, rather than having taken the money right out of his packed wallet.

In the year 2013, AWC Global PLC which is a Public Limited Company based in London became the parent company of the Antique Wine Company’s regional trading corporations. Currently, it is engaged in a program expanding years to cater traditional and antique wine markets. Another shining part of their portfolio is that they provided fine antique vintage wines to the former president of the United States, H. W. Bush who turned 70 years. To make things up to the event, the vintage wines were also 70 years old.

The company made a purchase worth 110000 pounds at the auction of Hospices de Beaune in which the purchased lot contained 460 liters of the rare Corton red wine. Apart from simply selling off rare and fine wines, the company also specializes in the provision of classes for mastering wine sciences and in planning the constructions of cellars for the purpose of wine production. Company CEO Stephan Williams said that what he aimed for was to make a wine that people would like to buy time and again after having tasted it once. The staff of the company comprises of just 15 people and the turn out that he expects from the company courtesy his efforts is more than 20 million pounds.

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Creativity 404


It is annoying when you click on a broken link and see the 404 page of a website. However, some websites like Bloomberg are trying to console users for this tragedy by coming up with amazing 404 pages that make you stare at the screen for a full minute. At least, you leave with a smile on your lips. The following are some amazing 404 pages on the internet that Lins Andrade released yesterday

• Hot Dot – The 404 page of Hot Dot has ‘404’ written with the help of tiny dots that respond to the movements of your mouse.

• Bluegg – Bluegg has captured your agony at landing on a 404 page perfectly by offering you a goat screaming like a human. It is usual for humans with humor to watch the goat at least 3 times before silently trudging back to the rest of the internet.

• Magnt – Magnt’s 404 page is actually pretty clever, complete with a Venn diagram showing that the 404 page appeared because ‘you can’t type’ and ‘we broke something’. There is also a call to action there.

• GitHub – GitHub has amazing 404 and 500 pages for its geeky audience base. The 404 page uses parallax effect and Star Wars to get you on board.

• Tumblr – This is the website where art meets sass, and the 404 page mirrors that. The background is Tumblr blue but the message is dripping with sassy subtexts.

If you have a website, use the above examples to create an amazing 404 page for your users to laugh at.

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Mark Ahn Points to Office and Business Tech Trends for 2015

Tech trends come and go, so being on the forefront of these different rends is extremely important. Mark Ahn, Ph.D. has been in the business world for over 20 years now, although he has also served in the armed forces and in academia. With extensive leadership experience, Mark has a very interesting insight onto what the market is going to determine as the most important and valuable tech trends for 2015.

First of all, caring is essential for any sort of modern tech. The designers need to not only care about the product itself but it needs to prove assistance to those who use it. It is easy to see the difference between a tech service designed just to make money and one that the designers truly cared about. When a product is cared for, it is going to develop and become something far more important to users. With the growing of different tech fields, Mark Ahn points out that it is these carefully designed products that are sure to become much more beneficial and influential in the coming year.

Beyond this, while brand new tech is not always likely, new approaches at old problems is. There are all sorts of different problems out there that have been using the same method of solving the issue for years, if not decades. It just takes the right development of technology to save both time and money, which in turn is sure to make it that much more valuable and beneficial for any office or business.

On top of it all, companies need to look towards the little guys. This is because it is the small tech companies that are actually developing the most creative technology. It just doesn’t always become implemented into modern tech until a larger company buys it up.

This article is courtesy of PR Newswire.