PRNewswire/ — As part of a new international strategy to attract new business and tourism, the Colombia Country Brand, a competitive tool of the National Government, is initiating a movement to show the world the positive change Colombia is experiencing. The country is in a process of renovation, in a growing economy with ample possibilities of business, travel and investment. “Today Colombia is full of positive facts that can be seen not only in the figures of economic growth, but in the confidence shown by the growing number of visitors in 2012. Today we want to share with the world, from Times Square, unique experiences that show we have the resources, the talent and the drive that demonstrate we are a reality, that we offer certainty and we are a solution; in a single sentence: The Answer is Colombia”, said Claudia Hoyos , General Manager of the Colombia Country Brand. Between April 18 and April 28, through a novel interactive marketing action, the Colombia … [Read more...] about Colombia to Steal the Show in the Heart of New York City
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Just short of a year ago, General Motors garnered widespread national attention by announcing it planned to start testing autonomous cars on the busy streets of Manhattan in “early 2018.” But the automaker’s pilot has yet to launch, and no one is willing to publicly offer a detailed explanation for the delay. What happened? Did it get eaten by bureaucracy, or caught up in the war between New York City’s mayor and the state’s governor? In May, GM Cruise—the automaker’s self-driving subsidiary—confirmed that it had yet to receive a permit to begin testing, telling Jalopnik that while it has mapped a “significant portion of NYC,” the city is a “complex regulatory environment and we continue to work with stakeholders on next steps.” Yet communications between GM and the state agency that oversees the autonomous vehicle permit process appear nonexistent as well. The delay underscores the difficulties that companies like … [Read more...] about GM’s Plan to Test Autonomous Cars in New York City Seems to Have Gone up in Smoke
Alex Biese Asbury Park Press Published 1:43 p.m. UTC Sep 6, 2018 Think of it as a cultural exchange. Phil Lesh, legendary bassist of the Grateful Dead, and his Terrapin Family Band have brought their distinctly West Coast jam sensibilities to the Atlantic side of the country for a brief run of dates that kicked off in grand fashion on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in New York City. Lesh and his players hit the SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield in Manhattan’s Central Park, and the California band kicked off the night with a nod to New York City’s eternal poet laurate of rock, Lou Reed, via a blissed-out pass through the Velvet Underground’s timeless four-chord rocker “Sweet Jane,” using the 1973 version from Reed’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal” LP as its launching pad. From the opening notes, it was all there: Lesh’s singular bass playing is still as nimble, muscular and inventive as ever, and it was a sonic delight hearing him bob … [Read more...] about Phil Lesh: setlist, photos, review from Terrapin Family Band in New York City
On Thursday, scooter startup Bird hosted a demonstration of its electric scooters in preparation for legislation that aim to make the company’s scooter-sharing service legal on the streets of New York City. While the scooters themselves are a joy to ride, I can’t help but worry New York will find a way to ruin the idea, like it ruins everything. As cities and states across the country seem unwilling to invest in public transit and infrastructure, they’re desperately turning to someone else—often tech companies—to figure out the problem of how people will get around. Hyperloops! Autonomous taxi cabs! Flying Ubers! The latest darling of the #mobility world is the electric scooter, but they aren’t legal in New York City. At least not yet. Bird, and some city officials want to change that, and they showed off what they have in mind. What yesterday’s demonstration proved is that electric scooters have a lot of potential in attracting a diverse group … [Read more...] about Will E-Scooters Be a Disaster For New York City?
NEW YORK: Merlin, a jobs platform exclusively for hourly workers, launched today in the New York City metro area, bringing the same focus traditionally applied to salaried jobs to this market. Merlin uses a matching algorithm to connect qualified candidates with hiring employers in less than a day. The app is available for job seekers and recruiters on Android and iOS devices, and accessible online at merlinjobs.com. Candidates on Merlin forgo traditional resumes or cover letters for a user profile that highlights their experience, personality and skills. From there, candidates are matched to opportunities aligned with their qualifications and closest to their home. Job listings are available in a wide range of categories including restaurants, hospitality, general labor, and retail, from small businesses to household names such as Starbucks, Lyft, Levi's, Shake Shack, FedEx, Hilton and Target.Merlin is dedicated to resolving the issues that often surface on sites that cater to the … [Read more...] about Merlin Launches In New York City Metro Area to Help Hourly Workers Find The Best Job Opportunities