Topic: North America

New York City: Opening party of the Duggal Greenhouse

New York City: The Duggal Greenhouse

27.10.2014

A number of nations of the civilised world are giving environmental issues top priority and have thus succeeded in reducing toxic emission and hazardous by-products, in trying to minimise waste in all areas and in saving rapidly dwindling resources. Albeit: It does not take a government to get the individual stone rolling. There are copy-worthy examples of farsighted doers who make the global climate challenge their own – hoping their commitment might be contagious. This is one:

The venue-turned Brooklyn Navy Yard building could easily claim celebrity status solely for its enviable setting and views. And even if just another desolate structure had merely been transformed from its sorry former state into a reusable, intelligently functional and highly modern company seat cum event location: the Duggal Greenhouse would shine brightly among the array of doomed premises successfully rescued from terminal decay. Yet, what renders the edifice truly unique is that the „green“ in front of the „house“ exceeds by far what the name would usually imply and that for once, the term „greenhouse effect“ offers a positive connotation.

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Wildlife in Florida: A Dolphin Family with Baby

USA/Florida: A Dolphin’s Fingerprint

8.10.2014

The 10,000 Island Dolphin Project

Naples, Marco Island & the Everglades are known as Florida’s Paradise Coast. In 2014, the destination facing the Gulf of Mexico, was assigned theTripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Islands Award, as being the Top Island in the US of A – and the fourth on the prime list worldwide. Local dedication to a special mission may well have influenced the jury’s decision.

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Entrence of the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

A New York legend: The Radio City Music Hall

17.06.2014

Since its opening in December of 1932, The Radio City Music Hall has welcomed more than 300 million visitors from around the world. They gathered to enjoy stage shows, movies, concerts and colourful special events. The venue was certified with an official landmark status in 1978 and underwent extensive restoration in 1999, costing over 70 million US-Dollars. Money well spent, as the measure brought back original authentic ambiance along with the glamour of the 1930′s – enhanced with contemporary technology. Radio City Music Hall is located at 1260 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) in the heart of Rockefeller Center – the nation’s favorite Christmas destination.

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Sign "closed": Don't close up! Dare to disagree instead!

TED Talk. Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree!

24.02.2014

Are we all hopeless ignorants? Or pitiable cowards – heads in sand? Why is it, that we are readily looking for others to prevent distaster from striking? Why are we so frequently shying away from making unfavourable decisions and why do we not speak our minds in all those meetings or seminars we attend on a regular basis? Most people instinctively avoid conflict, says Margaret Heffernan and demonstrates in this talk, that a good disagreement is vital to progress. The best partners aren’t those who echo an opinion in a stereotype way. Quite on the contrary! Great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to fundamentally disagree.

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Chris Hadfield sending greetings to Vancouver directly from space.

Kanada: Auf zu neuen Fronten

5.09.2013

Die MICE-Abteilung der Canadian Tourism Commission CTC hat sich in Business Events Canada (BEC) umbenannt und verfeinert simultan zur neuen Firmierung innerhalb seiner Gesamtstrategie den Fokus auf die Meetingsbranche. Den markiert auch eine frische Agenda für zu bestellende Marktfelder mit bereits erwiesenen Wettbewerbsvorteilen, auf denen das Geschäft vorangetrieben werden soll – wie Luftfahrt, Land- und Lebensmittelwirtschaft, saubere Technologien, Infrastruktur, Ingenieurs-, Informations- und Kommunikationswesen, natürliche Ressourcen usf.

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