Solar facilities developer and operator KDC Solar LLC has started construction of the solar photovoltaic system planned at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. The facility is expected to generate 30 million kilowatt hours of electricity in its first year and supply nearly all of the theme park's power requirements.
Some hoteliers choose to "deflag" -- lose their brand affiliation -- and go independent. "Many entrepreneurs are interested in the independent market because it gives them a chance to be creative and operate the property to their liking with fewer restrictions," said Bob Van Ness of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
Dozens of students from 11 historically black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions will learn about computer science at Google's headquarters. The Tech Exchange program -- aimed at promoting diversity in the field -- is an expansion of a pilot program Google launched with Howard University.
Improving your awareness of who you are, how you behave and what you need helps with your career and has grounding in research, writes LaRae Quy. "Inaccurate self-assessment leads to sales targets that can't be met, deadlines that can't be carried out and performances that are promised but not delivered," she writes.
A study by Cornell University finds that guests miscalculate which hotel amenities will get the most use, focusing on in-room dining and spas when real demand is for lobby seating and concierge services. The data was gathered from 724 guests and 33 US properties.
The Brevard Zoo in Florida has received $10 million in funds from the county commission to help push forward a planned aquarium. The zoo plans to open the facility on the Banana River in Port Canaveral and intends to use it to advocate environmental conservation in the Indian River Lagoon. The aquarium could open by 2022.
Treat diversity and inclusion as separate but related concerns that require employees to treat each other with respect and be valued for what they do well, write Ella Washington and Camille Patrick of Gallup. "Leaders must intentionally create an environment where employees feel they can safely express themselves and where specific concerns can be raised with transparency and confidence," they write.
Shveta Verma, senior director of diversity and inclusion for PwC India, emphasizes the importance of creating workplace cultures that give women guidance and leadership opportunities. "Never give the reins to anyone else to steer the direction or acceleration of your career," she says.
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