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09 Aug 2017
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust unveils new chief executive
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust unveils new chief executive   Gail Scott-Spicer, former chief executive of the Carers Trust, has been appointed as the new CEO of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. Scott-Spicer replaces outgoing chief executive Emma Atkins, who joined UK Coaching earlier this year. Tracey Fletcher had been acting as interim CEO since Atkins’ departure in .... More>>
09 Aug 2017
Centre Pompidou strikes deal to open branch in David Chipperfield's forthcoming Shanghai art museum
Centre Pompidou strikes deal to open branch in David Chipperfield's forthcoming Shanghai art museum   The Centre Pompidou will establish a branch within Shanghai’s forthcoming West Bund Art Museum, designed by British architect David Chipperfield. The state-owned West Bund Group, which is developing the city’s Xuhui Waterfront, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre Pompidou to initiate a .... More>>
08 Aug 2017
Thom Mayne blasts 'generic and unmemorable' hotel design trends
Thom Mayne blasts 'generic and unmemorable' hotel design trends   The Pritzker winning architect Thom Mayne has criticised the majority of hotel designs as “generic and unmemorable” in an interview with CLADglobal. Mayne, the founder and creative director of US practice Morphosis, argued that architects and designers working in the hotel sector are too often failing .... More>>
08 Aug 2017
'Mega leisure': Zanzibar investment boom continues with US$1bn tropical community
'Mega leisure': Zanzibar investment boom continues with US$1bn tropical community   Zanzibar’s accelerating development boom has taken yet another step forward, with the announcement of a new resort billed by its backers as “the largest premium hospitality investment and resort in East Africa” and featuring its own dedicated private airport. The Zanzibar Amber Resort has been conceived by .... More>>
08 Aug 2017
SeaWorld to cut further costs following poor first half of 2017
SeaWorld to cut further costs following poor first half of 2017   SeaWorld president and CEO Joel Manby has said the company is not happy with its results for the quarter as the operator plans to further slash costs while attempting to reshape itself following several years of turmoil. Attendance year-on-year for the quarter for SeaWorld was up by 138,000 guests, though this .... More>>
08 Aug 2017
Leicestershire CCC to investigate lack of British Asians in sport
Leicestershire CCC to investigate lack of British Asians in sport   An event attempting to investigate the reasons behind the lack of British Asian professional sportspeople will be hosted by Leicestershire County Cricket Club later this week (10 August). The club is working with equality body the Asian Sports Foundation to host an evening titled Asians in Cricket in .... More>>
08 Aug 2017
Global Wellness Institute launches ‘Exploring Salt and Halotherapy’ Initiative
Global Wellness Institute launches ‘Exploring Salt and Halotherapy’ Initiative   The Global Wellness Institute has launched a new initiative: “Exploring Salt and Halotherapy,” chaired by Steve Spiro, CEO and founder of equipment supplier Global Halotherapy Solutions. Ann Brown, founder and CEO of Saltability, a line of Himalayan salt products, will serve as vice chair. While salt-based .... More>>
08 Aug 2017
Sport England reviews coaching structure for BAME people and women
Sport England reviews coaching structure for BAME people and women   The state of England’s coaching framework for people from a diverse background will be scrutinised after Sport England fired the starting gun on a review. Compiled by the Sport and Recreation Alliance and Manchester Metropolitan University, the review will investigate the needs of inactive people from .... More>>
08 Aug 2017
Commonwealth contender Liverpool named as ‘Greatest Sporting City’
Commonwealth contender Liverpool named as ‘Greatest Sporting City’   Liverpool has been named as the UK’s ‘Greatest Sporting City’, giving a boost to its campaign to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. A research project carried out by sports media company ESPN and the University of Bath found that Liverpool was highly regarded in terms of atmosphere, venues, community, choice and .... More>>
08 Aug 2017
Okura to open third spa hotel in Taiwan as part of Asian expansion
Okura to open third spa hotel in Taiwan as part of Asian expansion   Japan-based Okura Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to open its third spa hotel on the island of Taiwan. The company has signed a deal to operate the Okura Prestige Taichung, set to open in 2021, through its subsidiary Okura Nikko Hotel Management. Situated in the heart of Taichung, the 250-bedroom hotel will .... More>>
07 Aug 2017
International federation of parkour established
International federation of parkour established   Parkour UK, the newly-recognised governing body for the sport in Britain, has become a founding member of a new international federation. Parkour Earth has been established to demonstrate “common unity and purpose” within the “international parkour community”. Eugene Minogue, chief executive of Parkour UK, .... More>>
07 Aug 2017
SeaWorld names Marc Swanson as CFO
SeaWorld names Marc Swanson as CFO   SeaWorld has named Marc Swanson as its new chief financial officer with Elizabeth Gulacsy taking up Swanson’s previous position of chief accounting officer. Swanson, who had served since 2012 as CAO and previously acted as interim CFO between June and September 2015, has also held positions within the company .... More>>
07 Aug 2017
Small financial rewards no incentive for people to go to the gym, says study
Small financial rewards no incentive for people to go to the gym, says study   Offering people small monetary incentives to go to the gym does not work, according to a new study. An investigation carried out by Case Western Reserve University found that there was no difference between two groups of gym goers offered different small financial incentives to continue their exercise programme. .... More>>
07 Aug 2017
Legoland performs for Merlin, but UK attractions struggle following terror attacks
Legoland performs for Merlin, but UK attractions struggle following terror attacks   New additions to its portfolio and strong performances from its Lego attractions have boosted revenues for Merlin Entertainments, though the operator says its attractions in the UK are suffering as a result of recent terror attacks in the country. Reporting its latest earnings, in the first half of 2017, .... More>>
07 Aug 2017
Former V&A director Martin Roth dies aged 62
Former V&A director Martin Roth dies aged 62   Martin Roth - the former Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) director and the first German to head up a major UK cultural institution - has died aged 62. Acting as V&A director for five years between 2011 and 2016, Roth resigned from his position in September last year, saying his decision had been fuelled in-part .... More>>
07 Aug 2017
JD prepares to launch gym/retail hybrid in Salford, and plans 12 new sites in 2018
JD prepares to launch gym/retail hybrid in Salford, and plans 12 new sites in 2018   JD Gyms is close to establishing its first combined retail and fitness site in Salford, and is aiming to open another 12 gyms over the course of 2018. Salford, Greater Manchester, will be the operator’s 11th site. Launching in September, the location will house JD’s traditional offering of a sports retail store .... More>>
07 Aug 2017
People who think they're exercising more than their peers live longer
People who think they're exercising more than their peers live longer   Simply believing you're doing more exercise than your peers can significantly increase your lifespan according to researchers. People who think they're less active than others their age actually die younger than those who believe they're more active – even if their activity levels are the same or similar – .... More>>
07 Aug 2017
Big Issue vendors given Southampton FC employment opportunity
Big Issue vendors given Southampton FC employment opportunity   Vendors of The Big Issue magazine – traditionally sold by the homeless – will be given the chance to work for Southampton Football Club as part of a new initiative. The Premier League football club will enroll local vendors on an eight-week employability programme, run by its Saints Foundation, to upskill .... More>>
07 Aug 2017
Is Google's leisure-filled £1bn London HQ set for approval?
Is Google's leisure-filled £1bn London HQ set for approval?   Google’s proposed £1bn London HQ at King’s Cross, designed by the studios of Bjarke Ingels and Thomas Heatherwick, looks set to be recommended for approval by the local council. According to Construction News, the tech giant’s proposal has convinced planning officers at Camden Council ahead of a formal .... More>>
06 Aug 2017
Vast video screen dominates Russian stadium's ode to Roman ampitheatres
Vast video screen dominates Russian stadium's ode to Roman ampitheatres   Thunderous sound effects, dramatic strobe lighting and enormous and exuberant video projections are welcoming players to the field at the new stadium of Russian football club FC Krasnodar, which has installed a 4,700sq m media screen along the top tier of the bowl. International architects Gerkan, Marg & .... More>>
04 Aug 2017
SpaHalekulani introduces guest expert programme
SpaHalekulani introduces guest expert programme   SpaHalekulani, situated within the luxurious Halekulani hotel on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, has launched a new visiting expert programme, focused on encouraging guests to embrace healthy living. The spa’s Master Series will bring “world-renowned masters of wellbeing” to the property, offering their unique .... More>>
04 Aug 2017
Well+Good founders Brue and Gelula to deliver millennial keynote at GWS
Well+Good founders Brue and Gelula to deliver millennial keynote at GWS   Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula, founders of US-based wellness media firm Well+Good, will deliver the keynote session at the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) in October. Since launching Well+Good in 2010, Brue and Gelula have built the startup into a leading media company dedicated to the US wellness scene. The .... More>>
04 Aug 2017
Cedar Fair plans big investments for 2018
Cedar Fair plans big investments for 2018   Cedar Fair has promised significant investment into the operator’s attractions portfolio in 2018, with the planned additions supported by record results in the company’s latest earnings report. During the first half of 2017, Cedar Fair has made an estimated US$125m (€105.2m, £95.2m) investment in capital .... More>>
03 Aug 2017
Record quarter for Cedar Fair as operator targets US$500m earnings record
Record quarter for Cedar Fair as operator targets US$500m earnings record   Cedar Fair is on course for another record year of results, after the company recorded net revenues of US$393m (€332m, £297m) for the second quarter of 2017, US$5m (€4.2m, £3.8m) higher than record revenues reported for the same period last year. The 1 per cent increase in revenue reflects a 2 per cent .... More>>
03 Aug 2017
Disney unveils 'Magic Bench' mixed reality technology
Disney unveils 'Magic Bench' mixed reality technology   Disney's research and development arm has revealed a new mixed reality technology concept – a bench which allows people to see, hear and interact with virtual characters in the real world. Unveiled at the 2017 Siggraph Tech conference, the prototype uses depth sensors from a Microsoft Kinect and an RGB camera to render an image of the bench and the users on it. This .... More>>
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