By Letters To The Editor | February 26, 2019 at 3:10 am Silicon Valley businesses, travelers will lose most Re: “Battle brewing over possibility of taller buildings near San Jose International Airport” (Mercurynews.com, Feb. 9): San Jose is putting an invaluable regional asset, our airport, at risk by focusing on the vanity benefits for its downtown by raising potential building heights in the Diridon Station Area. Although SJC may be owned by the City of San Jose, it is truly Silicon Valley’s airport and it provides convenient service to nearly 4 million people. Since its outstanding $1.3 billion renovation 10 years ago, our airport and local business leaders have worked hard and continually to restore significant long-haul service to Asia and Europe. David VossbrinkSunnyvale Submit your letter to the editor via this formLetters to the Editor Report an error Policies and Standards Contact Us … [Read more...] about Letter: Silicon Valley businesses and travelers will be the biggest losers
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The S.C. Commerce Department released a video on YouTube this month pitching the state as an ideal location for corporate headquarters.“Simply put, South Carolina is ‘Just Right,’” the narrator says. Perhaps not quite right enough for one longtime manufacturer that had called the Palmetto State home for years until deciding to take its corporate offices south. To south Florida.Kemet Corp. showed off its new Fort Lauderdale digs to investors by holding its annual meeting in “Kemet Tower” over the summer. In previous years, shareholders met either at the company's Simpsonville campus or in various venues in nearby Greenville.Kemet has said the $3.6 million move included its finance, sales, marketing and technology departments.The company is a leading but low-key multinational manufacturer with deep roots in South Carolina. CEO Per Loof described the electronic capacitors that Kemet churns out by the billions as "passive parts" that happen to be in … [Read more...] about SC wants to court more business headquarters, but another just slipped away…sorta
MIND YOUR MANNERS, SARGE The Air Force Culture Guide Developed by the Air Force to help its officers acclimate overseas, this exhaustively researched app focuses on etiquette, traditions and politics, primarily those in Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe. Categories like Personal Space and Eye Contact, Conversational Topics, Natural Hazards and Dining Customs come in handy for civilians too. The deep dives cover everything from how to shake hands with a Bulgarian, why Indonesians typically eat with their right hands, which gestures are considered impolite in the Congo (word to the wise: avoid the... … [Read more...] about Six Indispensable Apps for Business Travelers
NEW YORK TIMES A pair admires “Washington Crossing the Delaware” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.NEW YORK TIMES Stefano Romito at Mag Cafè on Ripa di Porta Ticinese along the Navigli in Milan.NEW YORK TIMES A heavily trafficked road adjacent to the Minara Masjid, right, in Mumbai. Luxury travel can be experienced in two ways: by paying top dollar or by paying less. Given the choice, wouldn’t you pick the latter? Of course, the idea of what luxury travel is can differ depending on the person. For some, it means hotels with butlers and fancy sheets and flying first class; for others, it’s about hitting three-Michelin-starred restaurants and hiring the occasional private guide and car with a driver. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how you define high-end travel. What matters is that it doesn’t have to be had at a premium price. Here are 10 destinations where you can save money on an upscale trip without sacrificing a … [Read more...] about Opulent travel doesn’t mean paying a premium
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