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Oscars Best Picture Contenders Required to Meet Diversity Standards
"Since we're gonna talk about since we're going to talk about movies, this movie debuted 40 years ago. I don't not sure never won any Oscars. We can talk about a different kind of odds. And that is the odds that will be in your favor when you exhibit Perhaps the greatest comedy motion picture of all time. This is going to make it look like Raiders of the Lost Ark. This is gonna be the kind of thing that your Children because they did. I could look up to you now. I never could before. I mean, we made a lot of cheap movies for you guys that made a lot of money. But now we have spent a little more than we're supposed to. Columbia Pictures has spared no expense to make this fine science fiction comedy So they're talking about is that's Dan Ackroyd and Bill Murray talking about ghost workers that they put that out to theaters to convince them to show the movie it was. It was something they set out to particularly independent theaters saying, Hey, this is Ah, a little something you might want to consider it your little Arthouse cinema. Now you had one guy was one of the Ghostbusters was a black guy. So there okay. Winston was black. And and then one day I was Jewish. I believe Well, Rick Moranis was in the movies, but I don't think I guess later on. He was kind of an ancillary ghostbuster, the Reynolds Jewish Council's a minority. For some reason. Reason this is important is and I'm reading for The Times. New Oscar standards require best picture contenders must be inclusive to compete if you wanna win. The Oscar for best picture, and I Do You have tohave you meet need to meet certain quotas to do it, Which is the way all great art is made. Certainly we all know Novels, songs movies television shows on the best artist made with quotas. So they came up with this a couple of months ago. This is AH attempt to be more divers to be eligible for best picture of film must meet at least two standards on across four categories of diversity on screen representation. Themes and narratives. So the theme of the movie has to be inclusive of a variety of groups. And it's under representative groups, including women, People of color LGBTQ, plus people and those with cognitive or physical disabilities. You have to touch on at least some of those not only in the cast and they're talking about the main cast. Um I'll read from what it says in The New York Times those standards record, one of the least one of the lead actors were significant supporting actors is from unrepresented, underrepresented racial or ethnic group. One of the lead actors are significant supporting actor. So in that group of people that the movie is all about, you can't have if it's World War, one movie a bunch of white guys, No. No. You gotta have. I don't know, eh? A black guy funded through the trench er. At least Marriott cheap and at least 30 books. They've sent a mariachi band with clearly Mexican people to entertain the troops. Shut them up, or we're going to be bombed by the Germans. Then the mariachis district and you never see them again. Ugo. There's your Oscar bait. Joe Getty Hollywood Quota consultant from No problem I got this. You gotta touch in coming of age story sitting in Norwegian filming Fishing Village, a 16 year old boy and girl and love trying to confront their Nazi past. Let's see. Let's have the Globetrotters come to town and play an exhibition game And on one of the dates they go See the Globetrotters check. $100,000 at least 30% of all actors in secondary in minor roles air from certain underrepresented groups and the main Jenny called the Globetrotters again, and the main storyline, theme or narrative of the movie has to be centred on an under representative group to qualify for a best picture Oscar nomination, And they went through the list of a bunch of movies that might not have made it that have one. You know lots of Oscars, including 1917, the World War. In film or the Irishman that came out last year and was a piece of crap, But in very was a great movie. It was bad, but it was long. I just I just Go and find this. Absolutely amazing. Yeah, on this is from liberals. People who think art is important people who send their kids to expensive colleges to get our degrees. They want to have constraints on art. The Liberals do? Yeah. Yeah, quotas. Good luck with that. My loathing of Hollywood. Well, it could get a little more intense as it turns out, but just If if if it didn't Indicate what James Lindsay has been talking about that this is coming on hard in society as a whole. I could just roll my eyes and move on said Good, Eat yourselves. You're cannibalizing yourselves, And I think it's hilarious. But it does mean that that sort of racialist thinking where everything is broken down to your identity group. You could only get a job if you're this or you can only be fired. If you're not that, or You know, you can only move into a neighborhood. We have quotas and neighborhoods quotas that everything that's dangerous. Is there any chance that any of the older liberals because always talking about the liberals over 50 seem to have a different view of these things? Like a Rob Reiner makes a movie with like what you're talking about here, man. Just those Like, really stick his thumb in the eye of the O R. You got something, you know, three hour long Goodfellow State movie, and then then you turns out Henry Hill's wife, at the end of it says Not only am I leaving you but I'm a lesbian check. We're down here getting a Hollywood quota consultant further preceding three hours. She's been a lesbian. You just didn't know that was your biases. There you go
Marriott to lay off 17% of corporate staff next month
"International plans to lay off 17% of its corporate workforce next month as the Corona virus continues to take a heavy toll on the hotel industry in Maryland based company confirmed today. It will lay off more than 670 workers late next month. Marianne has about 4000 employees at its corporate headquarters. Marriott furloughed two thirds of its corporate staff in March as hotel demand plummeted. 10
Despite the Pandemic, Airbnb Will Take the Company Public
"I'm Elaine Appleton grant and this is business worse daily on this Tuesday August Eighteenth David Brown is on vacation. There's no other way to say, this twenty twenty is a weird year and yeah, that's a whopping understatement particularly for the travel sector, the latest news and the beleaguered lodging industry. It looks like AIRBNB will go public before the end of the year. The multibillion dollar home sharing company has long been eyeing the public markets. Early, this year AIRBNB was planning its IPO even though twenty nineteen. had been a rough year to in the first nine months of that year and the company lost more than three hundred and thirty million dollars growth was slowing competition already rough was increasing from aggressive rival Expedia, which owns short term rental brands. We are be O- and home away as we reported here, last year the entry of Marriott into the luxury home sharing business didn't help either. When the pandemic hit things took a dramatic turn for the worse the company faced a Billion Dollars in cancellations its valuation dropped from thirty one, billion dollars in twenty seventeen to eighteen billion dollars. This April, the next month airbnb laid off. Two, hundred people a quarter of its staff. It also slowed down plans to expand into TV and transportation the verge reported. Things were looking dire enough that even though it had plenty of cash on hand airbnb chose to borrow money and take on new investment to get through the crisis in total. The company raised two billion dollars at what the verge called. The steep interest rate top executives cut their pay and the eight hundred million dollar marketing budget was slashed the New York Times reported. It all seemed like one gigantic headache I say O'Brien Chessy in his crew. And yet AIRBNB still plans to go public by the end of August. AIRBNB could file IPO paperwork with the SEC if it does shares could trade before New Year's. At first glance that sounds crazy. But it actually reflects a little good news for the travel business along with some dramatically new patterns of travel behavior both here and abroad what do I mean? We'll think about it if you were stuck in the middle of a crowded city, this spring or summer working at your dining room table, would you stay put? Beginning in May a certain number of US said Hell? No. They had a Derulo areas where they could rent other people's homes, AIRBNB bookings, both in America and overseas began climbing back from their black hole for the three weeks starting around Memorial Day vacationers reserved twenty percent more homes than they did a year earlier according to Bloomberg business was best far from the madding crowds in. June. Reservations in the countryside jumped twenty five percent hosts in rural areas earned more than two hundred, million dollars in that month alone payments DOT COM reported international travel is virtually impossible and of course many. Of US are still avoiding airplanes so more and more of us are taking vacations within two hundred miles of our homes about one tank of gas in many cases were also staying longer after all many people no longer have to get back by Monday to go to the office we just take our work with us in a meeting in July CEO Chesty expressed amazement at the rebound in bookings. There is something I never would have imagined telling you the New York Times reported a kind of defies logic, but in June reservations also grew at rival Vr be oh, the Motley fool reported. Optimists see these numbers as a sign of life for the travel industry as a whole but predicting the future of travel right now is best left to gambling halls AIRBNB is fortunes could change suddenly depending on the course of
When will the unwanted robocalls stop
"I'm curious. If you've noticed any improvement in spam calls, Robo calls all of that. Supposedly, it's been taking care of. And I think it kind of has now get ready because the silly season is upon us. You may remember a couple of years ago and four years ago six years ago when. you know all the campaigns spun up. And you would get calls every day from the political campaigns and so forth. I think. My guess is at least it's been my experience of curious if it's yours, they're not calling as much as they are texting. Now I get texts like crazy tons of texts. all the time many of them panicky. Money, we're running out of money got to send US money a lot of that. You can only laugh there's no as far as a way to block text I guess you could say stop. The FCC has implemented this technology called stir and shaken, which sounds like a james bond recipe for Martinez is in fact. What they call a caller ID authentication protocol. And They have till June, thirtieth the next year to to implement it but I think some of the carriers are already starting to implement the idea is. When a call is made. It stirred. That is the originating network attached authentication information to it, and then when received by the receiving network could be the same network could be a different one. it shaken. Both. Which means they verify? It's it's It's origination. See if you're GONNA DO SPAM Robo calls or spam calls of any kind you don't really same with spam email. You know really want anybody to know who was the real origination because then they could block you. Notice has spammers changed a phone number all the time. They usually these days try to use your area code sometimes even your local exchange. So the first six digits are the ones you recognize which is I think designed to make you think maybe it's your kid calling or the kids school calling or your doctor or somebody you know you just don't know that number. So they're hoping you'll pick up and then it goes you've just won a trip to. Nowhere. Going, maybe that's what's killing them. The timeshares and the trips. That's no good anymore is maybe that's what's killing them. There's also most of the carriers now are implementing A. Spam blocking technology I. Know T mobile just turned there's on. And and I've been using for some time apple has a feature which like the iphone I think that you can do this on Android to. Seem to remember where you say if I if that phone call is not coming from a number I, know. From my phonebook. Just. Send it to voicemail. You know and if it's important, they'll leave a message and then you can add them to your phone book if you want to hear from them from now, I like that feature. So my phone hardly rings anymore. But then I'm also I'm not a big phone caller either. I prefer other means of communication mostly none. Don't bother be it. I won't bother you how about that? What is that a deal? Okay. I call my mom once a week she's hard to get a hold of now. To mom you WANNA facetime because we usually facetime. That's the other thing. I don't use a phone as much as I'll use facetime or on Google side duo, or of course, we're all using zoom in meet in teams and all the different video calling things. That's not really a phone call. That's you know that's like a data connection. I feel like it's close to Funke plus phone call with pictures. But Mom doesn't really answer when I. A texture I because you know I, don't want to surprise her. And then you know I did, yes I'm feeling sad now. She's getting me back for all the Times I didn't call her. Mom You WANNA facetime. Crickets. So the chat room. So you saying you're still getting calls from the Marriott at least every other week says Burke. I feel like I feel like the call screenings gotten good. Now remember spam email was such a problem it's not going away. Still. The vast majority of Internet. Email traffic is spam junk mail. But we but the systems to block have gotten so good now that you just rarely see it anymore right Most of the spam I see stuff I signed up for newsletters I signed up for maybe I gave him I signed up for something I gave my address and they said you, you WanNa get stuff from us and I forgot to say no one. It's mostly that we call it bacon. It's spam you asked for is baking. If you get spam, you didn't ask for that spam. Of definitely spam. Not Related to hormones pork shoulder product the Hormel people would like me mention that. They actually allow us to use the term spam at first they were like that's our brand name for a product. Can you not call? Junk mail spam. For why we call it uses that's a terrible name. You see unsolicited commercial e-mail. Who's this I got some news today yet seen no spam just works hormel finally gave up then. All right fine. Call it spam, but just don't confuse it with our fine pork shoulder products. So I won't. I won't. It's delicious. It's not like junk email at all not in any respect. So it's gotten better hasn't it? This? The junk calls. Now and just get a lot of junk texts. Solution for that yet. You know where spam came from right Monty Python. If you ever want to go if you want some fun go to youtube if you haven't seen it in the spam skit. Where the they're, they're coming to breakfast and everything's got spamming it. A lot of spam spam takes over the whole skip pretty soon, the singers commencing Spam Anti Spam, Wonderful Spam. That's the Hormel pork shoulder product they're talking about there but somebody's united just like the junk email that multiplies. We'll get. So, they call it spam and A term was born.
Marriott swings to loss as coronavirus devastates bookings
"But we're going to start with Marriott because Marriott's second quarter featured the first loss for the company in almost nine years and yet. Shares in Marietta up about two percent. This morning is this optimism or is this The stock's already been beaten down enough, and we don't need a lot of optimism to bid up just a bit. I think it's the latter. I think it has been plenty beaten down. Let's call it forty percent for the year or something like that and. The maybe the worst is is behind it a hotel occupancy was off ninety percent in April and only seventy percent in July. So that is in one sense, a big improvement and in another sense shows just how far things still have to go particularly in this country it's got international operations largest Of Hotels and hotel rooms in the world and China is is a bright spot but the US is not and can continue to be lagging Is the expectation although the company put try to put good spin on what it could. To what extent if any did the company on the Conference Hall Talk? About Sort of what they learned in China and the way that they can. To. What's happening here in the US on starbucks most recent? Quarterly. report that was something that Kevin Johnson this CEO had talked a little bit about I'm wondering if the same applies to Marriott or Are these businesses different enough. that it doesn't really apply. Why was in and out of the call so I I can't be sure that that was covered there definitely was coverage that China I think the terminology was that Cova was not yet a thing of the past, but you know it was almost in the category of back to normal and in certain segments of the China travel normal or even better than pre cove it. So it's an entirely different story and I'm not sure that Marriott addressed what it could do what it had learned from China I certainly got the feeling that it was hinting that. the US government could learn from China and the lack of a strategy and the lack of you know the lack of strategy for how to deal with. was certainly impacting their business and they regretted that that was the case.
Major hotels to require guests wear masks nationwide
"Soon be mandatory at the world's biggest hotel hotel chain. At least outside your rooms we hear from ABC is Alex Stone Face coverings have already been mandatory for workers at Marriott Hotels. Now CEO Arne Sorenson, making the announcement that customers laugh to wear masks went outside of their hotel rooms. Even the recent spikes across the U. S. And with guidance from health officials. We are now extending the requirement to wear face masks in all indoor public spaces of hotels to our guests, he says. The rule applies it all Marriott hotels even in counties and states that don't have mask requirements like Stone ABC News, however, in
Hotels Clean Up Their Acts to Win Guests' Confidence
"If we needed another reminder of how hard the hotel industry has been hit by Covid nineteen on Tuesday, Hilton Worldwide Holdings announced that it would cut two thousand one hundred corporate jobs across the US, roughly sixty percent of hotel rooms are empty, according to research firm SDR and that doesn't include the thousands of hotels it of closed for good since the beginning of the pandemic. But summer vacation season is upon us, and Hilton is trying to convince customers. It's safe to check in again to do so. They're coming clean about their virus. Safety measures and launching a new campaign called the clean stay program to WANNA. Be Vacationers out of their homes. Hilton has assembled a virus fighting a team that includes the maker of Lysol and the Mayo. Clinic's infection prevention and control team. Team goal is to enhance existing disinfecting and safety measures and ultimately to bolster travelers confidence. The hotel is looked at virtually every area. It's operations and found ways to reduce infection risk loyalty program members can use an APP for contactless check in each room is secured with a clean stay seal after cleaning to show. It's been disinfected with the hotels. New rigorous standards frequently touched areas like lights. Lights which is door handles. TV, remotes get extra cleaning, attention and disinfecting wipes are provided for gas use common areas like lobbies restaurants, fitness centers have been rearranged for social distancing and restaurants ditched buffets in favor of safer options like covered dishes and grab and go items not to be left in the dust. Marriott is also calling in the COVID nineteen reinforcements. The Hilton competitor created the Marriott Global. Global Cleanliness Council, recruiting infection, prevention and food safety experts from ECOLAB adventist health care and purdue and Cornell University's virus fighting upgrades include hospital grade disinfectant increased surface, cleaning, limited contact and additional training Marriott has also rolling out enhanced technologies, including electrostatic sprayers, which can quickly disinfect fitness, centers, pool, areas, and other spaces, and the companies, testing ultraviolet light technology to sanitize keys and devices shared by associates. But is an extreme safety makeover enough to coax customers out of their homes. It might be the pandemic has created pent up, demand for travel also called revenge spending a June survey by destination analysts family at one in five people are already traveling with no hesitation and seven ten have plans to do so by the end of the year. As these brands try to do each other's squeaky clean practices. Third Party experts are getting in the game to the global bio. Risk Advisory Council a division of the Cleaning Trade Association Issa. Now offers the Gbi A. C. Star certification, hotels, restaurants, and other venues can earn the distinction by having the proper chemicals, equipment and procedures in place to remove harmful pathogens. The program began accepting applications may seventh Marriott and Hilton. Competitor Hyatt is the first hotel brand to commit to getting. All of its property certified the Chicago Tribune reports. Of course such change requires big investments in products, technology and training at a time when revenue is down, but new virus hotspots are emerging, and a vaccine or cure is still on the relatively distant horizon, so hotel brands are doubling down on better hygiene to get nervous trawlers back on the road. Booking those empty hotel rooms.
National Guard soldiers found glass in pizza they ordered while deployed in DC, report says
"These soldiers were staying at the Marriott marquis hotel during their mission to the nation's capital when they decide to order a pizza from the nearby establishment using uber eats for the delivery according to the department of defense report shared with the post and courier when they opened the pizza they found shards of glass baked into the dough and cheese they didn't eat the pizza and no one was injured according to the report no other guards men experienced a similar problem captain Jessica Donnelly spokesman for the South Carolina National Guard said the command says these soldiers are okay and that this was the only incidents to their knowledge she confirmed the incident was reported to the
Honoring George Floyd with Real Change, a Statement from Marriott
"CEO Arne Sorenson, and addressing the recent events surrounding race in this country, and in his company in a recent linked posts, saying for many years I've tried to use my purchased Marriott to advocate for opportunity for all regardless of race, gender, nationality, or any other point of human difference, each person deserves to be recognized for who we are and respected for common humanity, and the distinct qualities that make us unique joining us right now. Is Arne Sorenson? He is the CEO of Marriott international and Arnie. It's great to see you. Thanks for being with us today. Becky you to. Want to set this against the proper backdrop, obviously, the last several months have been incredibly difficult for everybody in the Travel and leisure industry. You are a global company. You've got more than seven thousand properties, one hundred and thirty one different countries, so you've been watching the arc of this as it all takes place, you've had to close properties. You've had to furlough employees. Where are we right now? How many of your properties are actually still shuttered? How many? Employees. Have you had to furlough? How many have you been able to bring back? Less aggression there, of course, the impact of Covid nineteen has been profound on our business. We've seen. By Revenue Sales, at army tells by ninety percent globally starting of course I in China then moving around the world as we got into March. And are low point. We had about two thousand, nine, hundred seventy five hundred hotels that were closed around the world. We've probably reopened three to four hundred of those I. Think when we look at even in the United States. We see the early signs of recovery, although we've gone from something like minus ninety percent revenue, something like minus eighty percent revenue so well in percentage terms. If you think about it from the bottom is up one hundred percent. is still a long long. Before and we suspect it's going to be. A slow climb beck. Levels we nineteen. So that sets the backdrop for what a difficult several months it's been already and how much you have on your plate. Employees are kind of watching this and not knowing what's happening on, either then you have the civil unrest and the riots that have taken place, and that adds to it so as A. What did this mean? Warning label to do. What are you hearing from your employees? This is obviously a just blew latest reminder, a frustratingly long Sharon criminal justice, particularly for for blacks and urban cities in the United States. where! There is unfairness that is profound, a and I suppose the only thing that are is what positive about this is the availability of cell. And the fact that we can see the outrageous behavior that obviously. Killed George Floyd in Minneapolis. Allows US I think to some sometimes. Put aside your search for him big. Unity Instead, say this is a profoundly unacceptable. And start to turn the corner in eight now. What is it that we can do about it? When I blog about this weekend, of course was was quite personal. I woke up Saturday morning and had this on my mind as everybody did. and. This is something we should communicate about. I'm obviously not black leader in a business community him United States. We have a very diverse work group and wanted to communicate with them like the more I think about it. It is not just a question about what we Mary Do, which is really the focus of blog, but recognize that what any individual company can do is simply not enough. We've gotTA. Find a way to. Make a dramatic more progress can. Is Space than any single company? Can You well what does that translate into in real terms? Arnie we, all the conversations are underway in a number of different organizations, so the VRT for Jampel is is talking about fitness a real time as we speak. I think many of us are are using our networks, folks both inside and outside our companies to. Talk about places we can make a difference I think I. Think and must each of us do what we can with our workforce and with our partnerships, unity's where we do business, but I think that we can band together also through outfits like the Bart recognized that we've got to work on criminal justice issues which. Company can't do probably ending together and advocating. Criminal Justice around educational opportunity around access to healthcare around access to financial resources. These are for big areas that. Collectively. We can push for not just. What can we do as companies, but what can we? Help implement in the policy space. To to put this outrageous behavior bindis. SAY THAT! These are real time conversations that are happening with you and your peers at the Business Roundtable How quickly do you think that this is something that can, it can translate into action. We had Randal Stevenson a former head of the business roundtable on earlier this week, and he said that look when any of these big companies kind of put their mind to it, they they can have a significant amount of say in policy in Washington and that we've seen it happen time and time again. For issues that are near, and dear to any of these individual companies, hearts or that make a real difference for business business doesn't work free markets don't work in an environment where a large class of our people are perceiving and experiencing injustice, so we have an imperative to begin to use our muscle and are influenced to begin to affect policy change to address this. That this is something where? This is a moment that all of these companies are going to stick with us and say that this A. An agenda that has to carry down I do I do it again. By suggesting for a second, Bart ought to band together and use its force together. I'm not crying. Excuse the conduct that any individual company will be we will continue to be very active in this space as myriad, but I think collectively would be that much louder and I think the Bart and other organizations will move very quickly and will not let up on this. I think our employees basis demand. I think society demands it. I think fundamental aspects of fairness and the importance of opportunity. demands it and I think as a consequence. Is this event I? Don't know whether you had a chance to see prisoner after noon. But one of the things that I found some
More Lysol, No More Pens In Rooms. Hotels Adapt To Win Back Guests
"That's right hello miss teaming up with the parent company of Lysol it's all about enhanced cleanliness Phil Cordell was Hilton's global head of brand development we know that screw this pandemic that expectation of cleanliness has probably been elevated to the point now where it's cleanliness almost with a double exclamation point after it at Hilton and other hotels guests can expect disinfectant being applied liberally and visibly for the sake of cleanliness and for reassurance says Jim Coyle who consults with hotels on customer experiences when you get a guest he you'll see the staff members they will conspicuously white the guests he in front of you before the and it's you when you arrive desk you're going see hotel staff wiping the desk cleaning forty even though there's nothing on it when you go to your room more efforts of reassurance Marriott international has identified twelve touch points for extra disinfectant ray Bennett is the company's head of global operations doorknobs thermostats door handles drawer handles things of that nature has Hogan rolls out its clean state campaign Cordell says guests will notice some familiar objects missing they will see that some of the items in the ring that could likely be fingerprinted by previous guests magazines notepads pens those items have been removed from the right and there's likely to be more here's an industry consultant Jim Coyle again the phone will probably be something that is seeing its last days because of in that most divisive object in the hotel room I think the the death of many bars probably finally here all of these steps have one purpose to assure travelers that hotels are safe released as safe as they possibly can be while corona virus is still with us an early test will be convincing business travelers like Liz Oppenheim who lives outside of Boston she's itching to get back on the road the longer I go without traveling the more I just don't feel like a person I I literally had dreams almost every night about traveling Oppenheimer street drug companies on clinical trials normally spends three or four nights a week in hotels she enjoys it for one thing she racks up a lot of loyalty points I have all the statuses for now her travel is on pause and this Oppenheim imagine staying in hotels again there's one word she uses a lot anxious so there's something about slipping between the sheets are clean white Christiansen hotel that's just credibly relaxing especially if you work in a really hard you know ten stay at work and it's just so wonderful but I think I will be anxious I think I'll be anxious to as hotel spray and disinfect and purge their rooms of pens magazines and note pads they may eliminate germs but will they eliminate anxiety hotels are about to find
More Lysol, No More Pens In Rooms, Hotels Adapt To Win Back Guests
"In normal times hotels try to attract customers with star chefs or high end design but these are not normal times seven out of ten hotel rooms in the U. S. are empty now and to survive hotels are adapting here's NPR's uri Berliner the news from Hilton lately isn't about craft cocktails response it's a partnership with Lysol that's right Hilton is teaming up with the parent company of Lysol it's all about enhanced cleanliness so Cordell was Hilton's global head of brand development we know that through this pandemic that expectation of cleanliness has probably been elevated to the point now where it's cleanliness almost with a double exclamation point after it at Hilton and other hotels guests can expect disinfectant being applied liberally and visibly for the sake of cleanliness and for reassurance says Jim Coyle who consults with hotels on customer experiences when you get a guest key you'll see the staff members they will conspicuously white the guest key in front of you before the and it's you when you arrive desk you're going to see hotels that wiping the desk cleaning forty even though there's nothing on it when you go to your room more efforts that reassurance Marriott international has identified twelve touch points for extra disinfectant ray Bennett is the company's head of global operations doorknobs thermostats door handles drawer handles things of that nature has Hilton rolls out its clean state campaign Cordell says guests will notice some familiar objects missing they will see that some of the items in the ring that could likely be fingerprinted by previous guests magazines notepads pens those items have been removed from the right and there's likely to be more here's industry consultant Jim Coyle again the phone will probably be something that is seeing its last days because of help in that most divisive object in the hotel room I think the the death of many bars probably finally here all of these steps have one purpose to assure travelers that hotels are safe release the safe as they possibly can be while corona virus is
More Lysol, No More Pens In Rooms. Hotels Adapt To Win Back Guests
"In Normal Times hotels tried to attract customers with star chefs or high end design. But these are not normal times seven out of ten hotel rooms in the. Us are empty now and to survive hotels adapting. Here's NPR's Berliner. The news from Hilton lately isn't about craft cocktails or a spot. It's a partnership with Lysol. That's right Hilton. Is Teaming up with the parent company of Lysol? It's all about the hand. Cleanliness Phil Cordell was Hilton's global head of brand development. We know that through this pandemic the that expectation of cleanliness is probably been elevated to the point now where it's cleanliness almost with a double exclamation point after it at Hilton and other hotels guests can expect disinfectant being applied liberally and visibly leap for the sake of cleanliness and for reassurance says. Jim coyle who consults with hotels on customer experiences. When you get a guest key you will see the staff members. They will conspicuously white. The guess key in front of you before the Hannity when he arrived at desk. You're going to see hotel staff wiping the desk. A clean in front of even though there's nothing and when you get to your room efforts reassurance Marriott International has identified twelve. Touch points for extra disinfectant. Ray Bennett is the company's head of Global Operations DOORKNOBS IRMA. Stats door handles Drawer handles things of that. Nature Has Hilton Rolls Out. It's clean stay campaign. Cordell says guess will notice some familiar objects missing. They will soon that some of the items in the room. That could likely be fingerprinted by previous guests. Magazines notepads pens those items have been removed from the room. And there's likely to be more. Here's industry consultant. Jim coyle again. The phone will probably be something that's seeing. Its last days because of pelvic in that most divisive object in the hotel room I think the the death of the mini bars. Probably finally here. All of these steps have one purpose to assure travelers. That are safe. Released a safe as they possibly can be. While Corona virus is still with us. An early test will be convincing business. Travelers like Liz Oppenheim. Who LIVES OUTSIDE OF BOSTON? She's itching to get back on the road. The longer I go without traveling the more I just don't feel like a person. I literally have dreams almost every night about traveling. Oppenheim works with drug companies on clinical trials and only spends three or four nights a week and hotels. She enjoys it for one thing. She rex up a lot of loyalty points. All the status says for now travel is on pause and his Oppenheim. Imagine staying in hotels again. There's one word. She uses a lot anxious. So there's something about slipping between the sheets of the clean white Christiana hotel that's just incredibly relaxing especially worked at a really hard. You Know Tense Day work and it's just so wonderful but I think I will be anxious. I think I'll be anxious. To as hotels spray. Disinfect and purge their rooms of pens magazines and note pads they may eliminate germs but will they eliminate anxiety
"marriott" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Safety all to take so Marriott is the world's largest hotelier and in terms of what's going to happen with them and with other hotel operators I've seen recently how much their revenue has declined and it's kind of unbelievable the our revenue of the big hotel chains is down somewhere around eighty to eighty eighty to ninety percent so it's not clear who all is going to survive going forward I would say July trip with Marriott no doubt that you'll be fine with that getting twenty percent extra value sounds like a good bet on the other hand it did we don't know what the fall's gonna be like with corona virus we don't know who's going to fail along the way December that's a little more questionable with any hotel chain at this point SO I'd say by enough it covers the summer trip but I would not buy more it would also cover the trip this winter Joe Clark Ron in Indiana says hi clarken team thanks so much for keeping us informed Clark I have a ton of education time saved up and my job is likely safe is it selfish are unwise to take a week off this summer and get to a beach on the east coast I need some time away but don't wanna be part of the problem of being selfish and and potentially putting others at risk it's not selfish to take care of yourself and I have a brother who lives are directly on the beach in Florida and he's been sending me pictures that when the beach first opened up they were unsafely crowded and now it's back to a more normal seasonal activity and he's sent me a picture yesterday that showed people properly spread out in their family groups I don't think there's any issue or problem with you going on a summer vacation you know we're going to be living with corona virus if you believe the experts but the next two to four years we're going to vente disease management phase and we're going to have to resume our lives in ways that are more thoughtful and more careful there will be those among us that will be our taking unnecessary risks and will be careless with their own lives or with others but I think for the most part people will adjust M. will live their lives in a way that's both safe and fulfilling and in your case like roughly three quarters of Americans it's looking like we're going to pretty much stay employed through corona virus you should not feel any guilt about taking that paid time off and going and enjoying your vacation makes you a better worker later anyway Kim Bruce in New York says my wife and I cosigned to school loans for my youngest daughter before I even knew what I was doing she doesn't have a dime now and I'm stuck paying it because with the US department of education seven point five and seven point zero interest rate it is adding up very quickly is there anywhere that I can refi these loans you potentially cayenne and you know generally federal student loans have better borrower protections then private well they don't generally they always have better borrower protections in private student loans but if your credit score is really good you especially in today's low rate environment should be able to refi those loans into a fixed rate at a better deal and one of the people who is big in that business is so five they really are the ones that built a huge business for student loan refinancing and there aren't they borrow money at where the market places and so the rates right now very favorable they're able to if your credit is thawed they're able to give you a quote typically on what rate they would offer you an about under five minutes and there are others that compete with them so knowing that you're giving up the borrower protections but the you may be able to lower your interest rates substantially from seven seven half percent would be worth doing that refi you're listening to the Clark Howard show.
First Quarter Earnings Low Due To Coronavirus
"News first quarter earnings numbers are continuing to roll in with showing at least some damage as a result of the corona virus pandemic and business closures hotel chain Marriott saw its earnings plunge in many areas because medic maker Cody also reported losses however some other earnings especially for tech companies have been better the Dow was down a hundred nine points today but the nasdaq closed up seventy one
Marriott profit plunges 92% as coronavirus zaps travel
"Marriott international net income in the first quarter a year ago was three hundred seventy five million dollars and this year. It's thirty one million dollars still profitable. It should is still profitable. Marietta's also laying off tens of thousands of people. What do you see when you look at a massive hotel company like marijuana pain and you know what this one hits kind of close to home? Because they're headquartered out of says where I live so I actually can put faces to furloughed workers so it's tough man. The stock reflects how bad it is down. Forty two percent This year Revenue per room. The the we like to call it on par down twenty two and a half percent for the quarter which was down by twenty percent North America down thirty percent outside North America. Now that's not that bad because when you look at April Rev was down ninety percent but that's not reflected in these numbers because the quarter ended at the end of March but the pain was really really really Significant in April twenty five percent of Marriott. Seventy three seventy four hundred hotels are closed a little bit of bright spot they think maybe China is recovering somewhat occupancy. There hit twenty five percent in April. I think it's fascinating that we consider twenty five percent to be somewhat encouraging as you noted the the numbers are just devastating adjusted operating income. One hundred ninety two million for the quarter down from six hundred and fifty five million in last year's first quarter so then you know we got the balance sheet. How bad is this? And how much danger could they be in debt of twelve billion cash of only one point eight billion so they went back to the markets which I think is wise Raise another two point. Five billion dollars through debt issuance to to kind of shore up that balance sheet. Interestingly they actually bought some stock back one hundred and fifty million dollars of stock back during the quarter before they said. Well maybe maybe not we should halt this cancel the dividend as well Preserve our cash. Because we don't know when this is GonNa get better so that that's wise. As I mentioned earlier furloughing tens of thousands of hotel staff two thirds of their corporate workers. There are four thousand or so of those in total for lowering about two thirds of them So they're just hunker down mode. GonNa wait. This out. Traditionally a very strong company traditionally very popular company to work for always on the list of of you know great companies to work for. This is just an exogenous. Hit to their business that they're to just have to wait out and they'll come back but we just can't predict exactly when this starts to firm
WhatsApp Pay to Launch in India
"India a potentially decisive moment in digital freedom is going down right now. India's ruling party has put forward new rules that would allow it to trace and censor private communication. Standing in. Its way is what's up. An American made encrypted Messaging Platform. That's used by hundreds of millions of Indians and the outcome could have ripple effects across the globe. I'm Gabrielle Sierra. And this is why it matters today. India's government versus what's up and the looming threat of digital authoritarianism. India is the world's largest democracy if you can imagine nine hundred. Million PEOPLE VOTED. Alas national election last year out of a population of one point. Three billion people. It's just it's it's a massive exercise election. Yeah it's huge it's populace and that's what also makes it really fun and exciting to be on the ground. You certainly feel the energy especially in the city like Mumbai. Politicians routinely insult each other on the campaign trail criminals of every flavor. Run for office and win so do Bollywood movie. Stars Cricket Stars it just never ends has always been a fairly Jackie democracy. We talk a lot. We argue a lot that our culture. Okay so help me understand why. What's APP is such a big deal in India? How many people are actually using it? They're awfully four hundred million people. It is indeed this is Chinmaya ruined. She's a resident fellow at Yale. University and the founder of a research center at National Law University Delhi. She's also a leading legal expert on the intersection between freedom of speech and technology. And so why WHATSAPP wine? Not you know instagram or snapchat. The elite platforms are used by everyone. But what's happened? The one that really appeals to people if you have a phone that's not too fancy. If you don't speak English you don't read or you don't have access to inexpensive data connection. You can still use. What's APP so it started with? Hey you don't have to spend one rupee or two rupees per tax. You just save them up and then they send whenever you're in Wifi and saw a lot of people with not lot of money. Which is many many Indians decided that this works for them. And then what's up had these multimedia features which people started using it started liking and? I have mixed feelings about this because the good thing is that I get to talk to my grandma. And she finally has forgiven me for moving across cushy can look at my home and you know say things about my plants or whatever course but if you're sitting in an Indian airport and watching the number of people who do video calls subject you to their conversations mixed feelings what's up is really a messaging platform and that can be one messages like me sending a message to you. But it's also very commonly used in India for groups. I am do oil and I am a technology reporter for the New York Times based in Mumbai. India vindaloo also covers Indian economics and culture and has written extensively about free speech and misinformation under India's ruling party. We called him at his home in Mumbai on. What's up what's has become so embedded in life in India that people use it in their business transactions so you can order groceries from your corner grocery store over what's APP. I buy airline ticket from make trip. Which is one of the big online travel agencies? They send me a confirmation message on what's up with by e ticket details so for those of US based outside of India handling a basic transaction may require a few different platforms. You find out about a concert on instagram. Rsvp FOR IT ON FACEBOOK. Maybe share the notification on twitter buyer ticket on ticketmaster and received the confirmation on g mail but for Indians. What's APP is often the one stop shop for everything? In other words an application from Silicon Valley has become basic infrastructure for the second most populous nation honors. That's a pretty big deal and it helps. Illuminate why the government is pushing for greater control. What's up was founded in two thousand nine by two former employees of Yahoo? It's an American company. It was founded in Silicon Valley and they basically built a very simple messaging service became very popular. It caught the attention of Mark Zuckerberg the chief executive and founder of Facebook Zuckerberg beside it in two thousand fourteen to by what's APP and pay the still stock price of twenty two billion dollars for this message company so facebook is making a mobile push with steal the buy real time messaging service. What's APP? It's still a pretty incredible price to pay for a company that stress a few years old. It also makes tiny what's APP more valuable than some of the most established companies in the country including American Airlines Marriott hotels and Xerox and it came at a crucial moment for facebook when it really was trying to find ways to diversify its revenue base and also get in touch with more mobile users. I'm Seema mody global markets correspondent with CNBC business news and suddenly came this messaging platform. That was not only gaining prominence here in the US but around the world in fact I believe the average daily use a rate on WHATSAPP was much higher than Facebook Messenger. Facebook saw that and said this is such a strategic bet for us. Let's acquire it and find a way to really incorporated into our user base platform. But what's APP is free right. What's APP is free? And I think this is still a developing story to see how facebook is really trying to incorporate what's up into its business and you know will you one day see ads on what's that that's certainly been one of the big questions sucker. Berg was pressure in that. This technology of very simple messaging APP was going to become very popular today. Whatsapp has more than two billion users. Around the world it is by far the most popular messaging APP in the world and one of its biggest claims to fame. Is it emphasizes privacy. All messages on the service use. Something called end to end encryption. Okay so in most cases when you send an email or a text message it gets encrypted that means that the information inside is locked up in a code so that outsiders can't read it however the service providers that pass your message along can read it whether that's apple or G. Mail or facebook whoever they all have the keys to that code and that makes your message vulnerable enter end to end encryption with this technology none of the men have the keys. Only you and the person you're sending it to break the code. What's up can't read. Even if the government came knocking at the door of what's up what's up. What have nothing really to give up. And so your information is private and that makes it unique to other services messaging services like whether you're sending a text message or even facebook Messenger where that information does live somewhere. Yeah most other. Messaging Services in the world are not and encrypted and certainly none of the popular ones. But what's up has made it really easy. You don't think about corruption it just is encrypted Because so much of India's communication happens on WHATSAPP end to end. Encryption has made it very difficult for the government to investigate messages in the name of national security. People are not making phone calls anymore. They're not even walking over to their neighbor. Say This texting and where the speech there is harmful speech. It's not news that social media can bring out the worst in people the platforms. We use everyday are teeming with sexism. Racism misinformation and violent ideologies. It's the same. In India or social media has amplified problems that are a lot older than the internet rumors and lies spread like wildfire across the Internet including across chat and applications. Like WHATSAPP Many I. I'm used US India or live. Whatever comes in the woods his true the one that's really made the headlines is there was a lot of fishers. He'd speed circulating on what's APP so for example. The Muslim community is under quite a lot of pressure in India. Right now and it's really sad one of the ways in which they're discriminated against is that some upper caste. Hindus don't eat beef and so the rumors circulating on what's apple say things like X. has beef in his fridge are why is transporting COW CARCASS. And since it's already been sold to people as it stretched to their religion when a rumor like that reaches people that already feel threatened and feel like these people are out to get all the Hindus and they're trying to destroy religion by eating beef and Lynch mobs attacked them and their popularly called. What's APP lynchings? Early twenty eighteen. There was a wave of false messages. On whatsapp about child kidnappers prowling parts of India. Trying to steal people's children and this panicked a lot of people and mobs attacked strangers in various parts of India and killed them. Beat the Tied the mob hung them all kinds of terrible things. More than twenty people died in just the span of a few months because of these rumors and after these rumors started appearing the central government. When after what's happened said you need to find a way to trace these messages and stop these messages. And this set off a feud with what's out that has still not been resolved. The government says it doesn't WanNa read your messages. The government says they don't want to spy on the content of messages. They're not asking what's up to break the encryption of messages and show them what's in the messages but they are saying. Is You need to be able to trace back the pathway of a message. And you have to find a way to do that because if you have some message goes viral we WANNA find out who sent it and we'll see what happens. I mean what's up has said that to that would require significant changes to their service and they haven't said whether they'd be willing to make such changes to their
An Excerpt from the book Youve Got This: The Life Changing Power of Trusting Yourself by Margie Warrell
"An excerpt from the book. You've got this the life changing power trusting yourself by Margie. Worrell growing up on a small dairy farm in rural Australia. I learned early. That courage trump's confidence as I mustered up my courage learning to ride my first horse as he towered over me or at least felt that way that a couple of years later had trained the brave all over again as I mastered my second horse. A Wild Brumby. We won in a raffle. Who went from zero to one hundred miles per hour in five seconds flat? My lifelong lesson growth in comfort can't ride the same horse of course if you've ever wished he were confidence you're not alone. The biggest hurdle we ever have to face fairly stories. We spin ourselves about not having what it takes to achieve what we want mired in misgivings. Many people tiptoed timidly through much of their lives arriving safely. Life's end with a large gap between the life. They did live the life they could have lived if only they act themselves more and doubted themselves less. Of course we're all wired for caution cognitively bias to overestimate the risks. Underestimate ourselves man. Focus more on. What scares us like being rejected or exposed as a fraud than on. What inspires us? Little wonder one of the regrets of the dying is that they lived to safe and risks to little which begs the question. Is it confidence. We really need to forge meaningful careers and driving our lives or is it courage to take action amid or doubt fears and misgivings Bill Marriott. The legendary hotelier. Who took the business? His father had started as a nine seat root beer stand and turn it into the world's largest hotel empire believes it's the ladder during a fireside chat for Marriott headquarters. I asked him what he learned about building confidence. He threw his head back and laughed. I've learnt that don't have as much as people think I have. He chuckled ye confidence by doing and learning and making mistakes and fixing. Your mistakes is true. Confidence is inbuilt through. Knowing you can't fail is built through risking failure daring to act with very confidence. We wish we had and trusting ourselves that even if we fall short we'll figure it out and be okay. Martin Seligman a leader in the field of positive. Psychology said that positive self image by itself doesn't produce anything in cannot be sustained without action in other words. You can't think yourself confident rather a Soliman road quote a sustainable sense of security in oneself arises from positive and productive behavior and quote. Ask anyone who's ever done anything worthwhile. And they'll tell you that it wasn't confidence in their invincibility that fueled their endeavors rather their desire to do something trump. They're feared they'd fall short in their attempt or my case as an aspiring equestrian fall of my oars which by the way I did many times ensured their mission exceeded their fear compelling them break ranks from comfort. Time and time again sometimes. It was semi confident actions. Sometimes it was not in the gut knees shaking nervous action but always action as prime minister of New Zealand. Jason Arden said quote. If you sit and wait to feel like you're the most confident person in the room. You were probably going to be left by yourself and quote so too. It is for all of us. We cannot build the confidence. We like sitting safely on our couch. Waiting for a thunderbolt of unstoppable self-belief to strike us from above does not say confidence doesn't have its merits. However with the exception of cereal narcissists confidence waxes and wanes. Waiting until you feel confident you cannot fall short before you take a brave leap toward your bold. His aspirations in your work relationships and life Camino long long wait far more useful to focus their energy on cultivating courage or training. The brave as I did each time saddled up after a fall all those years ago after all. Courage is not dependent on being completely self-assured that you'll hit a bullseye. Every time rather as about daring to do something despite your misgivings or lack of mastery as research has repeatedly found people build confidence by adopting a growth mindset and wish they give themselves permission to get better as they go along first allows you first draft then a slightly less lousy second. Dina half decent third draft. No one writes bestseller first time. They put pen to paper. So if you've been waiting until you're one hundred percent confident you know exactly what you are doing or of achieved. Davinci like mastery before you set out. Consider the hidden tax of letting your doubts. Call the shots on your career on your relationships. On the value or adding or failing to add for others on ever unleashing your full brilliance on the world cheating behaviors proceeds changing self perception rather than dwelling on all the reasons why not to take action. Shift your focus onto your future desired outcome and then take some action any action toward it doesn't matter how small or insignificant your action is. It just matters that you reclaim the power you've previously given your doubts in fears then notice how you feel nervous. Perhaps but definitely more empowered because he realized that the ground beneath you didn't open up and actually it wasn't so bad after all and then tomorrow repeat and continue every day thereafter until whatever one scared you no longer does at which point. It'll be time to raise your size again by deliberating. Refocusing your attention onto what it is that you do want. It creates a subtle shifting your psychological state than by taking action toward it. You subconsciously affirmed for yourself your commitment to achieving it courage confidence life rewards action only by daring to defy your. Taos and act with the confidence. You wish you had. Can you ever realize how little reason you ever had to doubt yourself?
Marriott Reveals Breach That Exposed Data of Up to 5.2 Million Customers
"Another data breach in a major hotel chain Marriott says about five million guests may have been affected by the breach that exposed names addresses birthdates and other personal information the company doesn't believe the attack compromised credit card passport or driver's license records that kind of information were stolen in a major breach announced by Marriott less than two years ago investigators in that case suspect the hackers worked on behalf of Chinese intelligence but this time around it could be an inside job Marriott says log in credentials from two employees and a franchise property accessed an unexpected amount of guest information in February the company disabled those Loggins and just assisting authorities with their
Marriott says new data breach affects 5.2 million guests
"New York governor Andrew Cuomo says the corona virus hits home soccer Madani has this Cuomo says the virus doesn't care if you were rich or famous it is the great equalizer case in point my brother Chris is positive for corona virus CNN host Chris Cuomo governor Cuomo says his brother whom he calls his best friend will be fine but there was an issue two weeks ago when eighty eight year old Matilda Cuomo visited her younger son's house which the governor called a bad idea and he said no no no mom is strongly she wants to be at the house I feel bad she's cooped up in the apartment I think yeah I feel but she scooped up in the apartment too but again urged everybody to look out for the most vulnerable like the elderly it's my family it's your family it's all of our families Sager make ani
"marriott" Discussed on AP News
"Marriott says about 5.2000000 guests worldwide may have been affected the information taken may have included names addresses phone numbers birthdates and loyalty information for Lync companies like airlines in November of 2018 very announced a massive data breach in which hackers access information on as many as 380 3000000 cast the company is offering affected gas free enrollment in a personal information monitoring service for up to 1 year I actually out there
"marriott" Discussed on Inside the Spa Business | Spa
"To Marriott. Bon voyage. You haven't. We'll go. Check it out go to marry dot com or any of the Mariot, including the style would sites and you'll find that all of the branding is Marriott bond. Voi- and fact, you'll find that married bond. Voi- is everywhere Todd to actually find just married branding and the bond boy program. Really, I think is just that loyalty program. It's actually not the the rebranding such but what they've done in an attempt to basically saturate the market with this message about Mary bond voi- is that they've kind of confused their own branding. And so now all of a sudden, I go to every Mary website. And all I see is Mary Bon voyage. And look we can have a whole separate conversation about the merits of that particular branding. I mean, they say on the mayor. Bon Voici that they talk about. I think sort of enhancing your travel experience something which funny way, kind of precludes those people that aren't necessarily going to marry for travel. So if you're just walking down the road, your local Mariot for dinner, then this program's, really not for you. And of course, Bon voyage is really what they've done. They've sort of gone bond voice. Shortened version of bond voyage, which might not make sense. I mean to me, and I think most people Bon voyage is kind of happy journey safe journey have good trip and that Miceli associated really with holidays as opposed as opposed to business. And of course, a huge part of Marriot's guests are going to be obviously corporate guests. So again, we can have an argument about with the bond brand is the right brand for loyalty program different conversation. But I do think that regardless what they're doing right now with trying to shove this bond. Boy message down throat is actually confusing the Marriott branding as well. So marriott. Bon voyage. As far as we know is not the new name for Mariot. It's just the name of their loyalty program. It's just that. They've decided you should be saturated with that message or or right. That's it for
"marriott" Discussed on KTOK
"Free printing with eco-tank. Never binding carcass. Again, did you did you get to hear the phone call because that would be fun to hear somebody impersonating? You. No, I didn't. But I sometimes think about calling him announcing them to play it for me. I been so busy figuring out last as in all the man. So I did let me recap so Mara for some reason. Some gotta got the idea. She should check her online. Brokerage catch you hadn't done in a while. And they said or your password changed yesterday you called in. In fact, you asked for all the paperwork to transfer your money out. Fortunately, you called them. I mean, had you, you know, did you not get an Email from them saying this had happened? Usually, that's what happened to me. They told me that the call came from my number and that they sent a letter to my Email address. And I never got it. And this is basically why unquote adds a cause for concern your numbers easy. It's easy to spoof your number. I can spoof your number right now. If I know it, by the way, this is the worst kind of attack because this is a targeted attack at you. They know about you see most tacking most malware is a, you know, a will cast a wide net. But somebody probably from one of these breaches that I was talking about earlier on the show. Got some critical information about you. Maybe you were Marriott Starwood member. And remember that big Marriott hack that half a billion accounts got out. We'll had name address phone. Oh number. Maybe they didn't know who your brokerage was. But they called around till they found the one that was right. And they had you know, they spoofed your number. So that's by the way, if the brokerages using that to verify you that's terrible. Get a new brokerage. They should do a lot more than that. Care about security measures that I thought I got I checked everything else, and it didn't appear that I they had done anything else me on my computer, Bank, or whatever, you know. They got the goal. They got the gold mine. Who cares? What else they got the money? But Leo, here's the main reason, I'm calling you know, you can explain, but I ask them how they finally verified and allowed this person to do this. They said we gave him poor multiple choice questions that were taken from public records. I think we've all had these questions that are sort of like, which these banks did you have a mortgage with eight years ago or what would? Yeah. They use. They use your credit report for that. So how they that's how they got it so answered every question correctly. And that's the thing that I just can't understand. Yeah. That's how they got it. So whoever did this to you got information about you, probably got your social. And what they asked for. They went to this was a bit of a project. But they knew there was there was a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow..
"marriott" Discussed on Worldly
"This office of personnel management database. It's opium. It's basically like the HR department for the US government, so massive database of files on Americans who have security clearances. All right. So you have these three hacks. It seems like they're all done by the same group, and that group is China hackers working for the Chinese government, specifically the ministry of state security, which is the country's civilians by agency. It's all like everything else in China controlled by the Chinese communist party. So it looks like according to cybersecurity experts and officials who are kind of familiar with the investigations that China was behind all three of these in cybersecurity terms. This is called attribute. Trying to identify who the source of a hack is an attribution is notoriously difficult. It's really hard oftentimes to figure out who conducted anonymous attack on the internet 'cause they can mask their presence in a lot of ways especially telling for like one hundred percents certainty like you can feel like it seems like it's probably this person. But it could be this other person right now in this case, according to the New York Times private firms who had assessed the Marriott hack identified code that had been used in other recent hacks than it also been attributed to the Chinese government. So it's sort of a secondary way of doing attribution for the times. Right. You link this code to code that was used elsewhere. It's very hard to imagine anyone else using the exact same code in this case, therefore probably China on top of that. There's news this week that the Trump administration is expected to announce soon massive sanctions on China related to things including cybersecurity and they plan to actually decline. I intelligence reports that will reveal Chinese efforts to compromise American security dating back to at least twenty fourteen and that's when that big opium. Hack was secretary of state Mike Pompeo went on FOX and friends on Wednesday morning actually talked about this issue. They're conducting espionage an influence operations here in the United States. The latest one was the Marriott. Five hundred million guests there have been security breach. That they they have committed cyber across the world our effort from department of homeland security in the FBI and the State Department is to push back against these threats to America from China. Okay. So when he kind of says, that's right. It seemed almost a lot of people interpreted this way that Pompeo was like as secretary of state officially confirming that China was behind that Marianne hack. Would you actually listen to it? It's a little squishy air. Because it's like he could be like. Yeah, that's right that happened. So it's not totally clear if the US government is like officially attributed this to China, but according to like, the cyber security experts who. Investigated this and officials at the New York Times spoke to on background seemed to confirm that all fingers are basically pointing at China for this. So I mean, this raises a big question. Why would China do this because it's such an odd? Grab bag of things steel, or at least it seems like it. Right. Marriott information personnel records from the federal government and healthcare information like the seems almost random, but it's not right? So if you think about this from an intelligence collection standpoint, right from spying standpoint, if you put all of that information together. So you have a list of all the business executives and American government officials in the US who have security clearances, right? Meaning they have access to sensitive classified information. That's important. Those are people that you as the Chinese government would like to target in terms of I'm gonna go talk to them and see if I can convince them to spy for me, the Chinese government. But if you have that information now add. You have somebody's anthem insurance information..
"marriott" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Hundred million people that's all the US, Canada and Mexico as well. And we still haven't hit maybe five hundred million people, and so Mary has this massive hack involve where people have our names addresses. They have our Email addresses are phone numbers. Maybe credit card numbers may be debit card numbers. They also have passport numbers for over three hundred million people and Marriott has done something that is so lousy. And that your passport information falling into the hands of a bad person. Bad actor is an incredibly threatening thing for your life and Marriott is refusing to replace people's passports, unless you've already had. Not a bad. Actor duplicate your existing passport. Wait Marriott caused this problem? Marriott is refusing to fix the problem. Now, I travel about two out of three weeks me and over the last few days, I booked three different hotel reservations, and I made sure to book none of them at any Marriott owned property, and that's my own way of dealing with. This is they've been so disrespectful to people who have suffered if their hands. Why would I give them or their franchisees any business at all?.
"marriott" Discussed on WSB-AM
"To imagine five hundred million people that's all the US Canada. And I think Mexico is well, and we still haven't hit maybe five hundred million people, and so Mary has this massive hack involved where people have our names addresses. They have our Email addresses are phone numbers. Maybe credit card numbers, maybe debit card numbers. They also have passport numbers for over three hundred million people and Marriott has done something. That is so lousy. Your passport information falling into the hands of a bad person. Bad actor is an incredibly threatening thing for your life, and Mary is refusing to replace people's passports, unless you've already had. Not a bad. Actor duplicate your existing passport Marriott caused this problem. And Marriott is refusing to fix the problem. Now, I travel about two out of three weeks rocks me and over the last few days, I booked three different hotel reservations, and I've made sure to book none of them at any Marriott owned property, and that's my own way of dealing with. This is they've been so disrespectful to people who have suffered at their hands. Why would I give them or their franchisees any business at all? And so I'm booking away..
"marriott" Discussed on KCBS All News
"We've said here with the Marriott corporation now needs to go to every other hotel chain in this city art issued a statement. I can't wait for it workers to come back wish there will tomorrow morning in San Francisco, but Butler KCBS KCBS sack reports with the Marriott strike over the downtown can get back to normal just in time for the holidays. It's been a long two months for nearly twenty five hundred Marriott hotel employees who've been on the picket line demanding better wages and job security. San Francisco mayor London breed feels their pain the fact that they were willing to go on strike where they weren't making any money during that time period in order to say, hey, we we need something better demonstrates their commitment to wanting to get to a better place. He says she's happy to see a deal has been reached with the unite here local to union here, we are. And I'm really excited about it. And I'm hopeful that we can really enjoy the holiday season here in San Francisco as a result. Now, this was one of the longest hotel strikes. The city has seen in decades, the unite here local to union tweeted, quote through two months on Marriott strike our resolve never wavered when we fight we win at the San Francisco Marriott union square. Carrie Hodousek KCBS in the East Bay three year old girl hit by a. Car has died. This happened in about seven thirty last night at a shopping center in Antioch and delta fair boulevard in Summersville road on witness tells capex five car barreled through the parking lot of the child and her parents were coming out of the Sears store. She was taken to the hospital where she later perished. The driver did remain on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. Police in San Rafael are investigating an apparent homicide at pickle we'd park on canal street. That's where they found a young man inside a car with a gunshot wound. Witnesses say they saw a man run from the area after the shooting. Police are searching for a possible suspect just ahead on KCBS. I'm Jeffrey Schaub in Oroville Butte. Kelly school kids are back in the classroom ever kids back there were teachers back or bus drivers back..
"marriott" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Five five two two five. Well, it's happened. Again. This is the world that we now live in. Marriott international announcing this morning that the personal information of over five hundred million customers. Five hundred million three hundred million people in the US. Obviously, these international customers as well. We're exposed in a breach of its hotel and timeshare guest reservation database, the world's largest hotel chain learned to the breach on September the eight th and could affect guests with stays going back to twenty fourteen for three hundred twenty seven million of the impacted guests the compromised data includes name mailing address, Email address phone number passport number rewards, account information data birth. Arrival departure information reservation day communication preference. For some customers who book directly with the chain. The information also includes payment card numbers and payment card expiration dates. Despite the payment card numbers are being encrypted. Marriott officials could not rule out the possibility that the hackers were able to decrypt these details. Well, they did hack you for five hundred million people. I suspect they might be able to decrypt a credit card number. I'm just thinking. I don't know. I mean, it's possible. Wow. So. If you're a.
"marriott" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Coping with aftershocks running back release. I'm Barbara Kusak. Lasco's governor says it will take more than a week or two to repair roads damaged by today's powerful magnitude seven earthquake that struck the Anchorage area the city's fire chief Jody Hedrick says while there were no fatalities. Inner city residents need to remain alert. Especially Alaskans are aware anytime that we get a big shake. We will have aftershocks, and we of course, cannot predict how long the aftershocks will extend and how significant those aftershocks. There are occasions where the aftershock is almost as significant as the initial quake or the primary event the operator of the trans Alaska oil pipeline says it restarted the system before being shut down for about seven hours as a precaution. Due to the quake. A federal judge decided that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will tentatively face sentencing on March fifth we while correspondent Evan Perez reports the special counsel's office is considering whether to bring additional. Charges against Manafort. They also are trying to decide whether or not they are going to charge him with those charges. But the jury in northern Virginia. Hong on several counts. And so they're trying to decide whether they want to put him on trial for those additional counts. As again as consequence for what they say are additional crimes during the time. He was supposed to be cooperating Kansas City running back Kareem hunt was released by the chiefs and placed on the Commissioner's exempt list tonight. The action came hours after TMZ publishing a video it showed that hunt shoved and kicked a woman in a Cleveland hotel in February in a statement to the NFL network hunt said he wanted to apologize for his actions. Marriott international's that hackers accessed up to five hundred million customer records in its Starwood hotels, the reservation system in an attack the began four years ago, the breach exposed data, including password numbers and payment cards. The FBI said it's looking into the attack on.
"marriott" Discussed on The Dave Ramsey Show
"Well, it's happened. Again. This is the world that we now live in. Marriott international announcing this morning that the personal information of over five hundred million customers. Five hundred million three hundred million people in the US. Obviously, these international customers as well where exposed in a breach of its hotel and timeshare guest reservation database, the world's largest hotel chain said it learned to the breach on September the eighth and could affect guest was stays going back to twenty fourteen for three hundred twenty seven million of the impacted guests the compromised data includes name mailing address, Email address found number passport number rewards account information data birth. Arrival departure information reservation day communication preference. For some customers who book directly with chain. The information also includes payment card numbers and payment card expiration dates. Despite the payment card numbers being encrypted. Marriott officials could not rule out the possibility that the hackers were able to the creeped these details. Well, they did hack you for five hundred million people. I suspect they might be able to decrypt a credit card number. I'm just thinking. I don't know. I mean, it's possible. Wow. So. If you're Zander, identity theft customer, and this is you. It's.
"marriott" Discussed on Motley Fool Money
"You'll get your credit record every quarter. I I do that with American Express, for example, just keep on top of your information and understand what your credit record looks like I think that keep you safe. I we'll just say than Newark New York turning generals going to open up an investigation. So I think this does you know, the fact that they disc- I got wind of this in September took them a while to kind of figure it out. You're still you mentioned, Chris there's still working on some things, I it isn't knocked to Marriott. And I do agree with Jason. I think long. Hermit probably will not matter as much the customers that continue to use Marianna, especially the rewards program. But if we start to see more and more of these things it does start to have a compound effect. We certainly saw that with Facebook over the last year. Big question for me is next time you go to book, a hotel do shy away from area Marriott or Starwood property because you are concerned about the data breach. I think a very small percentage of folks will will pass and move onto to a different hotel chain. I don't think it will have a huge impact. Maybe a blip. Biggest problem with Maryanne is that they only have double beds in their rooms. We or king. So if they really, you know, focus on that. And then we'll move them a little extra room to stretch out. Right. To the loyalty program. I mean, it does seem like Jason this is an opportunity for Marriott and particularly their management team and their communications team because I agree with everything you guys said, but it seems like if they don't manage this from a communication standpoint if they don't reach out to their loyalty members than they could have a self inflicted wound. Yeah. I mean, I'm not a may be a loyalty member. I honestly don't know whenever I brought his clearly clearly not. But I mean it. Yeah. Anytime I ever book it goes through booking dot com. And I just go over the, you know, giving the best deal usually. But yeah, I do agree that in this case they have the opportunity because they have the information on all their loyalty fled members. They can reach out and really really take control of the narrative here, which is important because we've seen in other cases with breaches. Like equifax, for example. I mean, it could be argued that it didn't exactly handle that one with as much grace as they should have. So a big opportunity for them to get a little bit more high touch with consumers in that that obviously does matter to. A lot of those loyalists. Speaking of the loyalty program that I am not a member of the Starwood credit card is a very very popular card. Probably the one or two top cards of that. I see of people that that that I hang with. The question is are people going to be shy about using that card or they're going to have to get a new card because their number has been compromised. That's never fun to do. And that's that creates a whole big chain of events and a problem for both the credit card company and Marriott. So that you know, I think the credit card part is obviously usually the biggest deal earlier in the week General Motors announce it is laying off fifteen percent of its employees and cutting production at five plants in the US and Canada around we hit to see these type of job cuts of it's clear that CEO, Mary Barra and her team. They don't have a lot of options. They don't have a lot of options. It's always painful, but you know, if things are not operating efficiency, you've got to to make a move and you hear you have factories that are operating on a single shift. To bid build models that are really have fallen out of favor, specifically, the sedan's the the Buick lacrosse the Chevrolet Impala the Cadillac sedans. So what do you do are you so supposed to continue to run your business inefficiently to save jobs, or do you do what you have to do make the painful decision, hopefully, relocate a lot of.
"marriott" Discussed on Motley Fool Money
"It's multiple money radio show. I'm Chris L. Joining me in studio this week senior analyst Jason Moser Andy cross and Ron gross. Good to see you. As always gentlemen, got the latest headlines. From Wall Street we will dip into the full mailbag. And it's always we'll give you an inside look at the stocks on our radar, but we begin with the latest hacking target this time from the hospitality industry on Friday. Marriott announced its guest reservation database was hacked for information on approximately five hundred million. Jess Jason's lot of guests. A A lot lot of of guests guests. say is that a lot? It sounds like a lot. They are still trying to figure out if credit card information was obtained. But probably worth pointing out shares of Mary down more than five percent Friday. Yeah. And I mean, it's it's worth noting those reading they did stand by that any payment information that could have been breached was encrypted. So there's that I guess, but to me I mean, we'll make probably a bigger deal out of this in this studio, then most consumers out there. We'll make of it. I think is really just because of his age of social media, and this just everybody feeling compelled to share like every little facet of their life. If you're walking around at this point in the game in in in the nihil that your data has been breached in some way, shape or form. You know, I got a bridge to sell you too. Because I think this just something you've got to get used to. We talk about these data breaches, it's not a matter of if it's a matter of win with this Maryam's breach. I mean, they got some fairly innocuous information. I think and I mean, I don't know that it's going to. Any any real problem? It's a big audience because with the acquisition of Starwood the real catalyst between that deal was building up this big loyalty program from the two separate entities. This could ding that a little bit in the short run. Perhaps if loyalists feel like they want to be a little bit more careful with their information. But I think if anything at the end of the day, what it really does reiterates that we as consumers now more than ever you need to be checking your credit record on a consistent basis, whether it's annually semi annually. I mean credit card companies out there..
"marriott" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
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"marriott" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations
"Sorry i i just i feel like i feel like you should reward people for doing a good job and if united as a safe if not employees are safe and perform well i think they deserve a bonus data anyway actually will were them now theoretical or the yeah yeah actually give them a rewarded say hey we appreciate you work in your but us to make this airline work on time so anyway let's talk about marriott shali the ass you you shared the story with me india is sadly funny it sadly funny is what it is that's tally look at it yes away marriott employee as now if this does have a little while ago we talk about this on the show a few weeks back uh member marriott listed tibet as a country on its website for a survey big dealt to do the same thing maybe in both of them were blocked in china for a few days everybody got over it near the corporates apologize iosseliani outta it turns out in the midst of all that someone working on the at the customer engaging good center for marriott which is what they all their sogard customer present social media handling an op a tweet from a tibetan group mentioning marriott basically said thank you for recognising that were real country we been oppressed for far too long blah blah this guy slip to the lake button because you know his company was mentioned in they were faking him so sure why not and he dow says it was a mistake obviously because he got fired like a hot uh it's shocking commuted that means you get fired.
"marriott" Discussed on WJR 760
"Of the latest stories you should know about from the world of family business story number five inc magazine recently reported that marriott international the largest hotel chain in the world which is controlled by the marriott family believes that a culture of wellbeing plays a key role in their success they say that went employs feel good about their situations they're more inspired to give back to others and they say that marriott succeeds both with its customer service and with its community involvement because employs fuel sense of wellbeing that they want to share with others what jeff and karen our most family businesses just about the family are they like marriott and really care about employee wellbeing well it is a critical issue employee wellbeing particularly now now with the millennial generation coming up and you know it's it's really a question of unmet expectations and um i think in in the first generation of course founders our hardworking persistent entrepreneurs and really they they've power through anything so wellbeing pride as a man mean much to them but to the next generations i think it's matters more what are you thicker i think it came to it can depend on family right i mean we had recently we had on the recall to family in here from the wall bridge group and they explicitly say that the family business is the family now of course they make an effort for all of their employees whether their family or nonfamily to have a sense of community and to feel like they matter to the family and invesco oil is very much that way to they also talked about making sure that all of their employees have a sense of of wellbeing and that's just good business practice but i i do think that it's it's going to dependent some respect on the family itself right.
"marriott" Discussed on MAD MONEY W/ JIM CRAMER - Full Episode
"You get the kabuki dance of hearings like we had today but then nothing gets done because congress's homeless really care the feds toothless or simply advocates the oversight role and prosecutors would rather spend their time going interests more fish who can't afford decent worst fears a little fearful they walks lucy case that's the shame beyond that i guess i could tell you to go by the stock but there are days and it so many i i like so many other banks more because it turns out that wells fargo has past ranked was illusory before the scandal broke the stuck out a premium valuation because the crossselling now that's gone and it just another bank the resilience of math there nene both cheaper and better let's go to elliot new york these elliot hey jimbo young boy elliott what's up my question is about marriott kicker and a are so i'm a true marriott an spd believer but i'm concerned at a legal war anywhere in the world who destroyed a company and they will be able to recover quickly destroyed property that a lack of oil travel what are your thoughts now if you if you feel that way elliot i really have to suggest that you go almost all into cash because that is your thesis and you know what it's a total legitimate thesis at times my wife shares that there's no reason be doing any investing it's better just to have some goal and some cash words readily accessible not my view though but it's why i suggest why i thought it was painful your wells fargo see you speak by the way when you get up there don't talk over the center no matter how much it disrespect them as my layfollower said there's only one hundred almost back the reason to pay for this thought.