Its about TIME

first_imgMentors and mentees of the Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME) joined other industry professionals on Wednesday night at the Harbourview Hotel North Sydney to learn more about the professional development programme and to hear first hand from its members how the initiative was faring one year after its launch.    Addressing the 70 attendees of the event was keynote speaker and former United Airlines Australia general manager Anne Keating, who after 23 years in the travel industry advised mentees not to “just take the lineal path”. “You have to be prepared to do things a little differently.”“And you have to stand for something” Ms Keating said, emphasising the importance of philanthropic pursuits. Unveiled at the event was the new “Gift of TIME” incentive, a voucher rewarding loyal employees and suppliers with six months of professional personal mentoring available to employers for AU$1,500.The Travel Authority Group general manager and programme mentor Uschi Howard told e-Travel Blackboard the initiative was about delivering relevant advice to aspiring industry leaders.“You [mentees] don’t have to take everything on board,” Ms Howard said.WorldStrides Australia sales executive and mentee Angelya Vassiliadis–Balaguer told e-Travel Blackboard the programme so far had been “fantastic”, calling her mentor – Ms Howard – her “professional psychologist”.Guest speaker Anne KeatingSimon, Shannon (American Express Business Travel)Vanessa (Sabre), Cherie (CTM)Angelya (WorldStrides), Yonas (CTM), Jake (Pan Australian Travel)Rowena (Top Deck Travel), Jan (Jan Knox Consulting), Julie (Creative Holidays)Gary (The Travel Wherehouse), Robyn (Travelscene AMEX), Peter (The Travel Authority) Uschi (The Travel Authority), Angelya (WorldStrides) ::It’s about TIME:: Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.Hlast_img read more

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Watch Tesla Model 3 Race Amtrak Acela Express

Source: Electric Vehicle News Watch Tesla Model 3 Versus Model S In Most Unique Race To Date Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 14, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Watch Tesla Model 3 Race Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Tesla Model 3 Blows Away Competition In Multiple Drag Races New York to Boston, station to stationWe’ve covered any number of races involving Tesla vehicles over the years, but we’ve never encountered one quite like this. In an interesting experiment, The Drive pitted the Tesla Model 3 against the Amtrak Acela Express in a long distance race from New York to Boston, starting and ending, naturally, at those cities’ respective train stations. Why this high-speed electric train? Well, Because, as trains in America go, it’s an electron-munching, high-tech machine; the rail equivalent, in some (admittedly nebulous) way, of the mid-sized sedan from the Silicon Valley automaker.Other Tesla Model 3 races .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }Of course, being put into service in December of 2002, this is no spring chicken of a train (the service will be getting an updated version starting in 2021), but it can hit 150 miles per hour. Unfortunately, the infrastructure only allows the Acela Express to hit that pace for relatively short distances.Its competitor, the Tesla, can go even faster, with some variants of the car able to hit 155 MPH. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), we have laws in this country that prohibit people from driving their cars at those speeds on public roads. Given the circumstances, though, both train and electric car should take about four hours to make the trip, provided there isn’t bad traffic for the car or delays of whatever sort for the train.We’ve embedded the story just above and don’t want to spoil the ending for you here. We can say it’s an enjoyable watch and will keep you guessing. One thing the piece does do is underline just how bad our passenger rail service is in this country. Japan, for instance, has had high-speed rail since the mid-1960’s to connect a number of its cities to its capital.The Japanese bullet trains now travel at 200 MPH for some distances and, unlike our  Acela Express, provides for an eerily smooth ride at its top speed. With a ridership of over 400 million, it also keeps a lot of passenger cars off its highways, which provides for a number of benefits: pollution is reduced, less spending is needed for highway expansion, etc. And, while attempts at new high-speed rail services continue to flounder in the United States, Japan, France, and China continue to push boundaries of speed and technology.Source: The Drive read more

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