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LISLE, Ill. – April 2, 2019 Metrasens, a leader in advanced ferromagnetic detection technologies, announced today that it will be unveiling the next generation of its mass casualty threat detection solution, Proscreen 900 Plus, at ISC West 2019 in Las Vegas. The new solution bolsters Metrasens’ impressive ferromagnetic screening product line and provides a higher level of security for stadiums, arenas, event venues, hotels, campuses and other areas where security is paramount.

Proscreen 900 Plus demonstrates Metrasens’ commitment to innovation in the security sector and focus on delivering screening and detection technology backed by rigorous weapons testing and analysis. The result is high throughput, highly effective detection of large mass casualty threat items without the burden of divestiture.

In detailed weapons testing against a series of long barreled firearms, the dual-screening methodology of Proscreen 900 Plus demonstrates an unmatched detection rate and throughput rate of 50-60 individuals screened per minute (3,000–3,600 per hour). With Proscreen 900 Plus, the screeners are placed at the outer perimeter of a facility or venue, detecting potential threats before any attacker can reach security chokepoints.

“We live in a time where security for facilities and event venues has never been more important,” said Jim Viscardi, Metrasens Vice-President of Global Security. “Proscreen 900 Plus helps mitigate the damage potential of bad actors in a mass casualty attack, and is ready to deploy today. Our goal at Metrasens is to use innovative technology to protect people as best we can. With Proscreen 900 Plus, we are taking another step forward to making the world a safer place.”

Maintaining Metrasens’ signature portability and battery-powered operation, Proscreen 900 Plus is a versatile solution for use in a wide variety of CONOPS. Customers will benefit from Metrasens’ high level of support, including site evaluations and assessments in working with partners and their business.

In addition to detection capabilities and deployment versatility, Proscreen 900 Plus offers unobtrusive integration into its surroundings so as not to disrupt the atmosphere of its environment. This feature will appeal particularly to customers where subtlety is essential in maintaining a positive guest experience.

Metrasens is a pioneer in the use of ferromagnetic detection technology in commercial products and continues to produce innovative solutions with deep expertise in ferromagnetic technology development. Metrasens ferromagnetic technologies have been deployed in 46 countries across a variety of markets, including corrections, healthcare and physical data security.

By striving for excellence in its mission for safety, the Metrasens team considers its innovation in security solutions to be more than just a job. Click here for a video featuring Jim Viscardi on what makes Metrasens a passionate defender of safety.

Interested parties can visit Metrasens at ISC West 2019 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas from April 10-12, booth #11143. Metrasens will be providing hands-on demonstrations of Proscreen 900 Plus. It will also be exhibiting its award-winning physical data security solution, Proscreen 500, which is ideal for data centers and government facilities to combat data theft. High resolution images and photos can be found here.

For more information about Metrasens and how they are leading the charge in meeting today’s screening and detection challenges, visit www.metrasens.com or follow Metrasens on Twitter (@MetrasensSecure) or Facebook (@Metrasens).

 
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MONTRÉAL, April  2, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Tourisme Montréal is introducing two new visual identities to help the destination stand out in the eyes of meeting and sports event planners: "Business Meetings Montréal" and "Sports Events Montréal". Combined with the existing "Montréal Works for You" signature, this positioning will be used to promote the destination in the highly competitive international business travel market.

"Even though Montréal faces tough competition, we feel confident knowing that our organization has so much to offer, including a cohesive team, a collaborative ecosystem and quality services. Montréal is an accessible city where it is easy to do business. Delegates always come away with good things to say about our destination," said Yves Lalumière, President and CEO of Tourisme Montréal.

"With the new signature, we're asserting Montréal's commitment to going above and beyond the needs of meeting planners and sports event organizers. Tourisme Montréal and its partners across the city are using a united voice to position Montréal on the world stage as a sought-after destination for meetings, conventions and sports events," added Mylène Gagnon, Vice-President, Sales and Convention Services at Tourisme Montréal. 

In 2018, tourism spending in Montréal reached approximately $4.5 billion. Meetings and conventions accounted for around 21% of this spending and generated substantial economic spin-offs. In fact, delegates typically spend $400 per day during their stay in the city, injecting additional money into the tourism ecosystem.

 
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DENVER (April 2, 2019)RLH Corporation(NYSE:RLH) continues to elevate its senior leadership team with the addition of Vinod Sankar as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer. In this newly established role, Sankar will be accountable for delivering company growth through evolving RLH Corporation’s global digital strategy, technology innovation and online customer experience.

Sankar joins RLH Corporation from MSG Ventures, a subsidiary of The Madison Square Garden Company, where he served as Vice President of Product Development & Partnerships. Sankar drove development of MSG Ventures’ artist and audience-focused technology stack and its go-to-market strategy for iconic live entertainment venues that pioneer next generation of transformative, immersive experiences.

Sankar has nearly 20 years of experience in technology-driven organizations.  He has created strategies to launch cutting-edge products, pioneered new markets, forged mission-critical partnerships and alliances, optimized processes, and played a key role in M&A activity and in subsequent post-merger integrations. Prior to MSG Ventures, he held senior leadership roles in product management, digital strategy and operations in companies such as Atlice USA, Yahoo, Minacs and [24]/7.ai. He additionally has hospitality industry experience at Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces.

Sankar is passionate about technology’s role in social empowerment and continues to be an active member of both the Bay Area and New York technology communities. He holds graduate-level certifications in Customer Analytics from The Wharton School, Operations Management from MIT Sloan School of Management, Product Management and Innovation from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Thought Leadership from the Indian Institute of Management, and an undergraduate degree in Hospitality Management from Bangalore University, India.

“RLH Corporation continues to attract extremely talented individuals with unique and impressive backgrounds and this is especially true of Vinod, who will lead our global digital strategy, customer experience and revenue optimization,” said RLH Corporation President & CEO Greg Mount. “RLH Corporation is a digital and technology-first organization.  We put a lot of time and effort into finding the right person for this role, and I could not be more excited to welcome Vinod to the organization. I am positive we will see great things and new innovations come out of his team.”

Sankar will be located in the Denver headquarters office.

To learn more about franchising with RLH Corporation, visitfranchise.rlhco.com. We don’t wait for the future. We create it.

 
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VISIONARIES AND COMMUNITY LEADERS UNITE FOR FIRST-EVER SUSTAINABLE HOSPITALITY SYMPOSIUM IN MONTEREY

 

Congressman Jimmy Panetta, Allison Gosselin of Aramark Leisure Services and                  

 

Former President José María Figueres Olsen of Costa Rica Announced as Speakers

 

 

 

MONTEREY, Calif., February 6, 2017 - From the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium to a hotel industry that has garnered numerous accolades, Monterey County has long set the bar for sustainable business practices and standards. As the region continues to be at the forefront of the sustainable movement, more than two dozen community leaders and visionaries along with an audience of public officials, public policy experts, hospitality and tourism professionals, hospitality developers and contractors and hospitality educators are gathering for the first-ever Sustainable Hospitality Symposium on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

 

 

 

The Sustainable Hospitality Management program at CSUMB has partnered with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Monterey County Hospitality Association, the Fort Ord Reuse Authority, the Monterey County Workforce Investment Board, the Santa Cruz County Economic Development Agency, local cities and firms as well as the Government of Costa Rica to host this momentous event.  CSUMB is also thrilled to announce that Congressman Jimmy Panetta, who was recently selected to serve on the House Committee on Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans and the Subcommittee on Federal Lands, will be joining the list of notable speakers.

 

 

 

"The Sustainability Symposium is bringing together the creme-de-la-creme of policy-makers, public officials, hospitality leaders, green developers and builders as well as educators from Costa Rica and the United States. The goal is to shape the future of the Monterey Bay region as the leading sustainable hospitality, eco-tourism and eco-recreation region in the country," says Shyam Kamath, Dean of the College of Business at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).

 

 

 

Costa Rica is a world leading country in sustainable hospitality and eco-tourism. Former President José María Figueres Olsen was the primary architect and public official who pioneered the country's sustainable hospitality development and ecotourism strategy. President Figueres will keynote the symposium with a team of leading sustainable hospitality CEOs and the Minister of Tourism from Costa Rica.

 

 

 

Allison Gosselin, Director of Engineering and Sustainability at Aramark Leisure Services, is confirmed as Keynote Speaker; and Julie Packard of the Monterey Bay Aquarium will also address attendees at the reception. Leaders will be discussing topics such as sustainable hospitality, eco-tourism, eco-recreation development and opportunities as well as attracting sustainable investment and public-private partnerships to Monterey County.

 

 

 

"At Aramark, a deep commitment to reducing our environmental footprint is a driving factor in our management of Asilomar Conference Grounds, and we've made significant strides in water and waste management," says Gosselin. "The symposium presents a great opportunity to learn from other environmental leaders and discover new ways for Aramark to continue to make an impact."

 

Additional speakers include: President Eduardo Ochoa, Dean Shyam Kamath and Sustainable Hospitality Management Program Executive Director John Avella of CSUMB; Ted Balestreri, CEO of Cannery Row Company; Costa Rican hospitality firm CEOs Alfonso Gómez, Jose Alvaro Jenkins, Karin Zurcher and Roberto Fernández along with Tourism Minister Mauricio Ventura of the Government of Costa Rica; John Laird, California Secretary of Natural Resources; Cody Plott, COO of the Pebble Beach Company; Kurt Gollnick, COO of Scheid Vineyards; Margaret Spring, Vice President of Conservation and Science and Chief Conservation Officer of the Monterey Bay Aquarium; Assemblywoman Anna Caballero; Supervisor Jane Parker of Monterey County;  Janine Chicourrat, General Manager of the Portola Hotel & Spa; Tammy Blount, President & CEO of the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau; Teresa Matsui, CEO of Matsui Nursery; and Tejal Sood, CEO of Bayside Resorts in Santa Cruz.

 

"Monterey County's values in practices and development are key to our strength as a sustainable destination and make us the perfect place to hold this symposium to ensure our continued leadership in this arena," says Blount.

 

 The Sustainable Hospitality Symposium will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the InterContinental The Clement Monterey from 8am - 4pm. For more information, please visit: csumb.edu/green <http://csumb.edu/green> .

 

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