Development of Resort Areas Highlighted

first_imgRelatedDevelopment of Resort Areas Highlighted RelatedDevelopment of Resort Areas Highlighted FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Chairman of the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Audrey Marks, has said that much emphasis was being placed on the development of the resort areas, in a bid to have tourism become the driving industry for economic growth.In her presentation to delegates at the 30th annual conference on the Caribbean Basin, held in Miami this week, Miss Marks said that care would be taken to ensure that the development was compatible with environmental management.Speaking at the workshop on ‘Disaster Responsiveness and Business Continuity’, the Chairman also spoke of the massive expansion programme being undertaken to improve and increase facilities in the Kingston harbour, the world’s seventh largest natural harbour.Considered a strategically placed regional port, it was also ranked as the 54th port in the world for business capacity, she said, and highlighted the inclusion of public and private sector collaboration and co-operation as part of a national disaster management strategy as well as the need for greater focus on planning for sustainable development by both sectors in development projects.Citing the island’s devastation after Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 and more recently in 2004 after Hurricane Ivan, Miss Marks said that the national damage was evident in a number of sectors, including agriculture and livestock and tourism as well as the impact on infrastructure, housing and personal property.Additionally, other disasters in 2005 throughout the region, showed the important link between disaster planning and preparedness and economies, and how this related to business recovery as well as national recovery, she added.While this is of global concern, “small islands like ours are constantly faced with the challenge of how to effectively balance economic development with environmental protection”, Miss Marks said.In an effort to plan the effectiveness of the mitigation stage, she proposed several factors that would benefit governments and the business community.She stressed that as a continuing strategy, the business community should be more aware of overall management as this was not solely the responsibility of government, and simultaneously, greater collaboration between national and regional disaster management agencies should be encouraged.Regional forums like the conference, she suggested, could be an avenue to continue emphasizing the importance of sharing experiences and practices in disaster management with governments and business interests.She also pointed to the enforcement of stricter national measures to ensure environmental protection, especially in areas where business entities were dependent on industries such as tourism, agriculture and natural resources.In this regard, Miss Marks said that in Jamaica, governmental as well as non-governmental agencies, such as the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and TPDCo were already playing an active role in the development of business continuity planning, for example, in the tourist industry.The three-day conference was hosted by the Caribbean Central America Action (CCAA) Committee. Development of Resort Areas Highlighted UncategorizedDecember 8, 2006center_img RelatedDevelopment of Resort Areas Highlighted Advertisementslast_img read more

Looks like Dodge’s Demon might have AWD, 912 lb.-ft. of torque

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Dodge Challenger SRT DemonSupplied, Dodge Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Dodge Challenger SRT DemonSupplied, Dodge RELATED TAGSChallengerDodgeCoupeAWD / 4x4PerformanceNew VehiclesPerformance Vehiclesall-wheel driveAutomotive ReviewsCars and Car DesignCulture and Lifestyle Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Dodge released a press photo today of its upcoming and secretive Challenger Hellcat Demon, wearing fender flares and super-wide 315-millimetre tires – but that’s not the most interesting part. The big news is on the license plate. The photoshopped plate reads #[email protected] And that could mean it makes 2,756 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 rpm at each of its four wheels. Does that sound ludicrous? Let me explain. True mechanical torque – what comes out to the wheels – is calculated by engine torque multiplied by gear ratio, multiplied again by final drive ratio and divided by the amount of drive wheels. Now here’s the interesting bit: The “normal” Hellcat, which has 650 lb.-ft. of torque from its 6.2-litre supercharged V8, puts out 4,010 lb.-ft. to the rear wheels. (2,005 lb.-ft. per wheel) It seems very unlikely that this new Demon will make less power than a Hellcat, so if we assume this thing has the same gear and axle ratios as a Hellcat, then with 2,756 lb.-ft. going to both drive axles, this could have 912 lb.-ft. of torque at the crank if we assume it has a 50/50 torque split. Of course, it’s far more likely that it will mirror the Challnger GTs 62/38 torque split which would put it on target for about 750-lb.-ft. Could it be possible? Given the lengths Dodge seems to be willing to go with these Hellcat versions, we’re sure it’ll be newsworthy and record breaking. What a time to be alive. The car is now 89-mm wider thanks to large fender flares on all four wheels. The choice for wide 315-mm front tires nets Dodge the record for widest front tires on a production car – and the choice of a drag radial up front also hints at it being an AWD car. Drag radials like to wander on the highway and you don’t need them on the front axle unless you have the front wheels driven. Plus, Dodge just released an AWD version of its V6-powered Challenger, so the hardware is already available.  Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next › If all this is true, then the Demon’s rear end in this photo is all the competition is going to see at the local dragstrip.  center_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos advertisement Trending Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everlast_img read more

Ram announces Mopar accessories for the 702-horsepower TRX

first_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS After announcing it’s offering the “quickest, fastest and most powerful pickup truck in the world,” Ram will now let you put some icing on that cake with more than 100 Mopar accessories for the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX.The TRX features a supercharged 6.2-L Hemi V8, making 702 horsepower that takes it from zero to 96 km/h in 4.5 seconds, and with a top speed of 190 km/h.It includes integrated fender flares that increase body width by 203 mm, and with 18-inch wheels and 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory all-terrain tires. The accessories are factory-engineered and factory-backed, and will be available through dealers. They’re not cheap, but they are going on a truck that starts at $93,995, after all.So what should you get? Here’s what Ram recommends, along with the Canadian prices.RamBar ($1,730) — This bar mounts in the truck bed’s stake pockets and includes tie-downs for storage, and is engineered to work with Mopar’s off-road LED lights.Those LED Lights ($861) — Meant specifically for the RamBar, this gets you a set of five-inch LED off-road lights, each rated at 4,800 lumens, to see what’s coming up next on the trail.Bed-Mounted Spare Tire Carrier ($1,540) — Made of thick-gauge tubular steel, this carrier holds one 37-inch spare tire and wheel, and can be removed if you need to use the bed for carrying cargo.Off-Road Rock Rails ($1,845) and Off-Road Running Boards ($1,185) — Like all Ram 1500s, the TRX is tall, and you’ll want these for getting in and out. If you want to reach into the bed, you’ll also want the Bed Step ($571), which retracts below the bumper when not in use.Beadlock-Capable Wheel Rings ($297) — Nothing looks tougher than a beadlock, and you’re going to want these for your TRX. You know what it’ll do, but it’s even better when it absolutely looks the part as well.LISTEN: This week on our Plugged In podcast, we talk all things Polestar with North American boss First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpened Trending in Canada See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Mopar to offer more than 100 factory-engineered accessories for the quickest, fastest, and most powerful pickup truck in the world: the all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX ‹ Previous Next › Trending Videos Subscribe to Plugged In on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. RELATED TAGSRamPickup TruckNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-LuxuryPickup TruckPickup Trucks advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca last_img read more

CU-Boulder Astronomer To Explore Navajo Skies At Fiske Planetarium

first_img Published: Nov. 1, 1998 University of Colorado at Boulder Professor John Stocke will present a live astronomy show, “Navajo Skies,” on Friday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Fiske Planetarium. “Navajo Skies” is the third in a series of astronomy shows to be presented by Fiske Planetarium this semester. Stocke will explore traditional American Indian star and constellation myths, including the Navajo story of the creation of the stars. The program is based on a research project he conducted with two Navajo medicine men under the auspices of the Navajo Community College, since renamed Dine¢, located at Tsaile, Ariz., on the Navajo reservation. Fiske Planetarium is located at Regent Drive and Kittredge Loop Drive on the CU-Boulder campus. Free visitor parking is available after 5 p.m. at metered spaces along Regent Drive or in metered lots 306 and 330 off Regent Drive. Admission to the programs is $3.50 for adults and $2 for children and senior citizens. For information about the programs at Fiske Planetarium, call 303-492-5001 for a recorded announcement or 303-492-5002 to speak to the planetarium staff. The public also is invited to visit the planetarium’s web site at www.colorado.edu/fiske. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

US trade groups partner to boost 3.5GHz band

first_imgHome US trade groups partner to boost 3.5GHz band Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more The CBRS Alliance and Small Cell Forum formed a new partnership which aims to accelerate commercialisation of the shared 3.5GHz band in the US.Specifically, the pair will collaborate on developing products which can host traffic from different operators, defining the indoor architecture required for network densification and exploring international possibilities for shared spectrum. The groups will also align technical specification requirements and testing results of 3.5GHz equipment for both indoor and neutral host use cases.The Small Cell Forum recently forecast unlicensed and shared spectrum could account for up to 36 per cent of small cell deployments by 2022.Alan Ewing, executive director of the CBRS Alliance, said in a statement: “As the industry shifts to focus on network densification, we expect that small cells will be a key driver for the adoption of 4G and 5G solutions in the 3.5GHz band.”He added the two groups can offer operators and vendors “a wealth of expertise that will raise awareness for the opportunities that shared spectrum offers”.The partnership comes as the 3.5GHz ecosystem pushes toward commercial launches in Q3 2019. Deployments were previously expected to begin in Q4 2018, but were delayed in part by a 35-day US government shutdown in late 2018 and early 2019 which halted federal review of key 3.5GHz systems and equipment.A range of players have expressed interest in the band, including AT&T, Amazon, T-Mobile US and Verizon. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back 3.5GHzsmall cells Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 14 FEB 2019 Author Crown Castle scores big Verizon 5G small cell deal LG Uplus taps Nokia to boost 5G indoor coverage Related Sweden ends 5G sale after one day Previous ArticleRovio to offload part of Hatch subsidiaryNext ArticleGSMA urges balance in network security reviews Diana Goovaerts last_img read more

Q&A: Infobip hails chatbots role in customer care

first_imgHome Q&A: Infobip hails chatbots role in customer care Yanitsa Boyadzhieva Tags Chatbot savings tipped to nearly double by 2023 Author Yanitsa joins Mobile World Live as a Reporter based in London. She has more than 5 years’ experience at various media outlets in her home country Bulgaria. She started her career as a political reporter, followed by taking editor roles… Read more chatbotscustomer service Blog: What does digital mean for staff?center_img WhatsApp, WHO send virus alerts via chatbot Apps Mobile World Live spoke to Kreso Zmak, director products at omnichannel communication platform Infobip (pictured), about the role of chatbots in the customer service industry and the possibility for AI-driven experiences to win people’s trust in the future.What are the benefits of using chatbots instead of real people in the customer service industry?Chatbots can have many benefits for companies. For example, a single chatbot can handle hundreds of conversations simultaneously, and all at the same quality standard. In addition to that, chatbots are available 24/7, 365 days a year. There is no need for people to cover night shifts because chatbots can handle these more awkward times. In that way, it’s easier for companies to scale and grow internationally.What are the concerns of entirely replacing humans with AI when providing customer care?We think chatbots will never entirely replace humans in providing customer care. No matter how strong the AI engine in the backend is, a chatbot will never be able to understand 100 per cent of human conversation. Because of that, a chatbot is a great supplement to modern contact centres, able to handle basic and most common customers’ queries while live agents can focus on more complex problems, which eventually can bring more revenue to the company.Should certain aspects of a company’s operations be handled only by a chatbot and others only by a person to provide appropriate assistance?Yes, definitely. Basic customer support issues can be handled exclusively via chatbots. Issues like a refund status in retail or balance enquiry in banking industries can be easily solved by chatbots. Live agents are then freed up to handle more complex issues.An important thing to mention here is that in the conversational design there should always be an option to transfer the conversation from chatbot to a live agent to maintain a customer’s trust and satisfaction levels if they do not feel comfortable engaging with a bot or if the bot appears not to be performing well. That’s why we offer this integration within our own contact centre solution: conversations.Why do people still prefer getting their questions or concerns addressed by a real person rather than a chatbot?We think it’s a matter of not having enough trust in chatbots and AI. There are plenty of different bots in the market and some of them are not properly designed, thereby not able to do things they are supposed to be able to do. That is when bad user experience happens, and it lowers credibility for chatbots in general. That’s why we would like to help our clients with the design of their chatbots via professional bot building services, where our experts are helping clients to build customised solutions.Where do you see the future of customer assistance – will AI and chatbots win people’s trust?Definitely. Chatbots will significantly help businesses around the globe in optimising their operational costs and in winning their customers’ trust. It’s important that chatbots are properly built and trained, and that businesses don’t overpromise on the capabilities.Nowadays, there are often mistakes where companies are trying to create a chatbot that pretends to be a human, and then humans are trying to trick them and intentionally ruin the experience. The key to this problem is an exceptional UX design of the chatbot with the possibility of switching to a live agent who can jump-in and help customers seamlessly, as and when needed.How much will businesses save from delegating all customer service operations to a bot?We studied many reports and did some internal calculations on this. We think that chatbots are easily able to save up to 30 per cent of operational costs. Of course, if they are properly trained and backed by data.This article was originally due to appear in the MWC20 Barcelona Show Daily newspapers as part of our conference speaker coverage. Due to the cancellation of the event we are instead publishing them online. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Related Previous ArticlePartner Interview: GSMANext ArticleMobile Mix: Rakuten rocks up in Japan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 MAR 2020 last_img read more

BNSF, Whitefish Hold Town Hall Meeting on Oil Train Safety

first_imgWHITEFISH – As more crude oil rides the rails, BNSF Railway held a town hall meeting in Whitefish on June 10 to inform the public about measures the company is taking to prepare for the worst. Movement of crude oil by rail has been scrutinized recently after a series of high-profile derailments. Spokesperson Matt Jones and other BNSF officials outlined the steps the railroad company has taken to respond to a spill or fire if an oil train were to derail. They also discussed steps the railroad is taking to prevent derailments in the first place. “It’s very important as a railroad that we operate safely and that’s our No. 1 priority,” Jones said. “Our goal and vision is to prevent every accident before it happens and we’re coming a long way in that goal but we do understand the hazards of moving freight and hazardous materials.” On July 6, 2013, a runway Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway oil train derailed and exploded in Lac-Megantic, Que. Forty-seven people were killed and much of the downtown was leveled. Since then, other oil trains have derailed and exploded in Alberta, Alabama, North Dakota, New Brunswick and Virginia. While railroad officials noted those high-profile accidents, they also said it was important to recognize that 99 percent of hazardous material rail shipments arrive at its destination safely. Jones also said that 2013 was the safest year on record for BNSF and the railroad industry as a whole. Justin Piper, head of BNSF’s hazardous materials program, talked about the different types of tank cars the railroad and its shippers use to move crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields. Since last year intense focus has been put on the DOT-111 type tank car that has been involved in some of the recent oil train wrecks and were called an “unnecessary public risk” by the National Transportation Safety Board. Piper said the railroad has ordered 5,000 new 1232 type tank cars that are safer and built to tougher standards. The “next generation” tank car features thicker steel, shields on each end of the car to prevent it from being punctured and are more crash resistant. Railroad officials also discussed the Flathead Geographic Response Plan, which was recently developed to be prepared if an oil train derailed between East Glacier Park and Stryker. The plan, developed with local emergency agencies, outlines nearly 40 different responses if oil spilled in the Middle Fork of the Flathead River corridor. Nic Winslow, with BNSF’s environmental remediation program, said the response plan has detailed maps of the entire rail corridor and lists locations where booms could be deployed to stop the spread of oil. Winslow said that BNSF has booms stationed in Whitefish and West Glacier.But people in attendance questioned how effective booms would be, especially on the fast moving Middle Fork of the Flathead River. David Kauffman, a former Flathead County sheriff’s deputy who was involved with the local hazmat team said he did not think the railroad could quickly deploy enough booms and equipment to remove spilled oil from the river. “I think they owe it to the community to prove that they can effectively clean up a spill from even just one tank car,” he said. BNSF officials also talked about the steps the company is taking to prepare for a fire or an explosion should a train derail. Piper said trailers with fire suppression foam have been stationed in Whitefish and that the railroad company is working with local first responders to improve training. The company is planning on sending more than 700 first responders from around the country to a special three-day oil train derailment-training course in Colorado this summer and will be holding special training exercises later this fall in Whitefish. Another question raised was about how BNSF is securing oil trains and the installation of additional avalanche snow sheds to protect the tracks near Essex. On two different occasions in March, BNSF’s main line through Northwest Montana was closed due to massive avalanches that came down on the tracks and snow sheds. Jones said the railroad does not plan to build additional sheds at this time but noted that the current ones are being maintained and that it has avalanche experts to monitor snow conditions. Whitefish Mayor John Muhlfeld said he plans on following up with BNSF in the coming days. “The systems in place are not fail safe and there are big risks with moving these materials through our community,” Muhlfeld said. “I think this meeting was an important first step.” Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Emaillast_img read more

Demolition Crews Finish Tearing Down Site Of Former Recording Studio

first_imgAdd to My List In My List For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories Share A worker operating a backhoe loader tore apart a small brick building at 152 Nassau Street, across the street from Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta.After nearly three months of delays, the demolition crew on Friday afternoon finished tearing down the place where the first country music hit was recorded nearly 100 years ago.Preservationists had filed two lawsuits alleging the city didn’t follow proper procedures when it made an agreement with a developer. That delayed the demolition, which initially began Aug. 8 before a judge temporarily ordered work to stop.But both suits were eventually dropped.Architect Kyle Kessler became the public face of the effort to save the former studio where Fiddlin’ John Carson recorded “Little Old Cabin in the Lane” in 1923.“One of the things that’s unique about this building is that it was a recording studio. So we still have the records and the music that was recorded there,” said Kessler on Thursday after he announced he was dropping his lawsuit against the city.Kessler says he plans to be involved in future efforts to save other historically significant buildings in Atlanta.“Hopefully, I can help push for them to make real change in the city so that we never have to face this unfortunate situation again,” he said.A 21-story Margaritaville-themed hotel is planned for the site. Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

Assistant Professor (Ob/Gyn Generalist)

first_imgSummaryBaylor College of Medicine is seeking to add at least three ABOGcertified/eligible assistant professors to join our Ob/GynGeneralist Division in support of our planned expansion to Austin,TX. Faculty candidates will be supported by a highly skilled teamof MAs, nurses, and mid-level providers. New private practiceoffices will open in the Austin area in 2021 to provide clinicalcare as part of the extended Texas Children’s Hospital network ofsites.Clinically outstanding Ob/Gyn providers with a record of trainingexcellence are sought to build a successful clinical enterprisewhile maintaining commitment to service excellence and fosteringinnovative approaches to practice in collaboration withDepartmental, College and Texas Children’s Hospital affiliateleaders.Applicants should have experience with the care of patients withcomplex obstetric, gynecologic and medical problems and diverseinpatient and ambulatory health care delivery models. Communicationand organizational skills necessary to coordinate among providersin a new practice location, within the Division, and with TexasChildren’s Hospital partners are essential. The candidate shoulddemonstrate the ability to think and practice independently, whiletaking advantage of current Departmental strengths.Required: Current licensure to practice medicine from the TexasBoard of Medical Examiners.Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.5844CA; CHlast_img read more

Ex-Douglas Elliman sales manager Molly Townsend joins Triplemint

first_imgMolly Townsend (Getty, iStock)UPDATED Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 6:39 p.m.: Molly Townsend has landed on her feet — at Triplemint.Townsend had been Douglas Elliman’s executive manager of sales and oversaw 600 agents from the firm’s Manhattan flagship at 575 Madison Avenue, but was laid off in April amid sweeping cuts driven by the pandemic.Read moreLayoffs and furloughs hit NYC’s biggest resi firmsNY real estate agent asked not to see clients after coronavirus exposureDouglas Elliman’s losses mount. And the worst is yet to come Townsend said Triplemint’s outgoing vice president of sales Amy Kane reached out to her in early April and over “casual conversation” told Townsend about succeeding her. Kane, who joined Triplemint in 2018, is leaving Triplemint to move to the West Coast.Townsend officially began yesterday with a title different from Kane’s: senior managing director.“I’m really drawn to the small boutique culture,” said Townsend on joining the startup brokerage, which has 170-odd agents. “My managerial style is extremely high-touch, very hands-on … and I thought that I could be really effective on a small scale.”Townsend is part of Triplemint’s leadership team and reports to the firm’s CEO, David Walker. She said her focus will be on coaching and helping agents increase their gross commission income.At the start of April, Triplemint, which has raised $17 million in venture capital, laid off two employees and opted to pay 15 percent to 20 percent of the salaries of the firm’s leadership team in stock options. Co-founders Walker and COO Philip Lang reduced their salaries to zero.Townsend said that her starting salary is “in line with the other executives, meaning we’re not back to work 100 percent.”While at Elliman, Townsend was the sales director at Quay Tower, a new development that closed Brooklyn’s priciest sale last month. She oversaw the firm’s Park Slope sales office from 2014 to 2018 and said that under her coaching agents increased their income by 40 percent. Townsend became executive manager of sales at the 575 Madison office in July 2019.An Elliman representative said “we wish her the absolute very best.”Before Elliman, Townsend handled luxury rental leasings for Rose Associates and new-development condo sales for The Developers Group.Townsend said that she expects New York City’s residential market to be challenging but that she will lean on her experience as an on-site sales agent during the financial crisis to help agents through the pandemic.“Those that spend this time really sharpening their tools will come back even stronger,” she said. “It’s just a matter of keeping your eyes on the prize.”Write to Erin Hudson at [email protected]: Amy Kane’s title at Triplemint was vice president of sales, not director as initially stated. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more