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San José, Costa Rica, Opens First Convention Center

The US$35 million Costa Rica Convention Center has opened in the country’s capital of San José, fulfilling the most significant goal in the Costa Rica Tourism Board’s strategy to more aggressively compete in the meetings sector. The long-awaited facility covers nearly 168,000 square feet, with the capacity to host as many as 4,600 attendees in one session. It is located approximately midway between Juan Santamaría International Airport and downtown San José. “The opening of the Costa Rica Convention Center is the realization of a dream held by the tourism sector for a long time,” said Alvaro Arguedas, president of the Costa Rica Convention Bureau. “It is a great Read More

Waverly Diner in West Village Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The company behind Waverly Restaurant, a legendary diner in New York City’s West Village that serves classic American-style comfort food, has filed for bankruptcy protection. Village Red Restaurant Corp., the diner’s corporate name, filed for chapter 11 protection on Friday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York. The restaurant is facing potential liability in two lawsuits alleging management didn’t pay overtime to a group of former waiters, dishwashers, busboys and delivery men. Filing chapter 11 bankruptcy halts the litigation and allows Waverly Restaurant to keep its doors open as it attempts to address its liabilities. The restaurant’s bankruptcy petition estimates it has up to $50,000 in Read More

Mark Zuckerberg’s Worth Drops $6 Billion In Response To Facebook Data Scandal

Facebook shares are taking a massive hit today in reaction to a data mining scandal that came to light over the weekend. The negative press and an increase in calls for government regulation over the social media giant is causing FB to have it’s worst trading day in years. With the stock’s drop, Mark Zukerberg’s net worth was cut down by as much as $6 billion. At one point, the stock was down nearly 8% as the world learned that data firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly accessed information on 50 million Facebook accounts. As of this very moment, Facebook’s stock is down around 6% making Mark’s net worth Read More

Why You Should Choose New York City For Your Next Corporate Meeting

With all the arrangements you have to make when it comes to meeting and planning your meetings, details can make up the majority of your worries. However, at AMA Executive Conference Centers you’ll find that having a meeting, seminar, or conference can be functional, catered to, and productive. In a word, exceptional (without all the worry). With the largest conference center in New York City’s Times Square, clients receive the best value and unparalleled service. Our staff is trained and prepared to accommodate the needs of meeting planners and visiting attendees. In addition to offering exceptional meeting space, our team offers light administrative including copying, email and Read More

Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society

Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the company he helped make. “I think we have created tools that are ripping apart the social fabric of how society works,” he told an audience at Stanford Graduate School of Business, before recommending people take a “hard break” from social media. Palihapitiya’s criticisms were aimed not only at Facebook, but the wider online ecosystem. “The short-term, dopamine-driven feedback loops we’ve created are destroying how Read More

Indoor Drone Arena Opens in Tokyo; Is This A Trend?

The world’s leading drone manufacturer, Shenzhen-based company DJI, just gave the people of Tokyo a nice drone-related surprise. The new indoor drone arena is essentially a flight center replete with knowledgeable staff to assist customers with any technical issues, a retail store, and a big, safe space to race their unmanned aerial vehicles around. According to Nikkei Asian Review, DJI worked alongside JDrone Tokyo on the facility, which is located in Tokyo’s Katsushika Ward. The indoor space is about 120 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 27 feet high. Additionally, it’s separated into two areas: One reserved for professional flyers practicing sophisticated moves like traversing hexagonal gates, Read More

THE VERY BEST CAMERA BACKPACKS OF 2017 SEASON YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR

One thing I’m asked time and time again by photographers is “What is the best camera backpack?” Obviously ‘best’ is often a very subjective term, but I created this post nonetheless to show you my selection of favourites in the hope of uncovering the very best camera backpack for you. One thing’s for sure – there’s no shortage of camera bags available in 2017. From a stylish leather camera backpack to a rugged outdoor one, the number on offer to photographers is quite overwhelming. The best dslr backpack for one photographer will be quite different to that of the next, but I hope the short reviews below Read More

THIS MIGHT BE THE BEST WORKSTATION – BUT CAN YOU AFFORD IT?

Just when you think that Clockwork Orange might be leaving our culture, comes the Emperor Workstation. I can’t help be reminded of the scene when Alex is having to watch “bad” images with Beethoven music. This workstation does not make me feel more productive, but more tortured having to work.   They are actually trying to sell this scorpion like beast for $40,000 and you can buy it at www.novelquest.com. So hurry. Now if we all see this thing in the next Star Trek film then it might be a tad cooler. Here, it’s just dorky. Having said that, if the company would like a more accurate Read More

Tour dozens of amazing buildings for free as Open House makes Atlanta debut

This weekend, Open House Atlanta marks its inaugural year, as buildings and sites throughout downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead open their doors for curious visitors—for free. The two-day event will be held Saturday and Sunday, and all visitors need to do is show up to explore some of Atlanta’s most unique and storied spaces.   To help urban explorers along their way, find two visitors centers—one at Colony Square and one at Woodruff Park—stocked with guidebooks that point the way to sites. Added bonus: At each site, stickers will be given to visitors, which will entitle participants to discounts at restaurants and bars throughout Midtown. The map below Read More