OlderWorld Travel Awards honours hospitality leaders in Asia The opening marks the second Renaissance hotel in the city. “As China’s most successful economic zone and a driving force of the Greater Bay Area of southern China, Shenzhen is an important destination for both business and leisure travellers,” said Henry Lee, president, Greater China, Marriott International. “Renaissance Shenzhen Bay is the latest addition to Marriott International’s expanding portfolio of 15 hotels across nine distinctive brands in Shenzhen. – Advertisement – – Advertisement – Marriott has welcomed the opening of Renaissance Shenzhen Bay Hotel in Nanshan, an affluent district to the south-west of Shenzhen. The area is home to Shenzhen High-Tech Industrial Park, among the largest technology headquarters in the country.- Advertisement – Guests can also stay active during their stay with a dip in the spacious 25-meter indoor heated swimming pool offering spectacular views of Shenzhen Bay area, or workout at the fully equipped 24-hour fitness centre.“Shenzhen is on the forefront of global technological innovation and Nanshan is the emerging epicentre of high-tech companies, which attracts both international and domestic travellers for business and leisure,” said Chris Shum, complex general manager for Renaissance Shenzhen Bay and Courtyard by Marriott Shenzhen Bay. “We look forward to welcoming our guests to discover the unexpected experiences in one of the best neighbourhoods in Shenzhen, as well as curating a relaxing and comfortable stay for them through our design-led spaces and excellent F&B outlets.” NewerRed Sea Development awards US$2bn in contracts “This opening strengthens our presence in this fast-growing city, meeting the demand for business travellers and MICE clients while also connecting leisure travellers with wonderful new discoveries in Shenzhen through the Renaissance brand.”Renaissance Shenzhen Bay is conveniently situated at the core of the action at Shenzhen High Tech Park, a short 35-minute drive to Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and 15 minutes from the Shenzhen Bay Border Crossing connecting nearby Hong Kong. The hotel features 293 stylish rooms and suites offering views of Shenzhen Bay and the surrounding neighbourhood.- Advertisement –
Batesville fell to 4-2 on the season after a 47-34 loss to North Decatur.Lane Oesterling led the team with 9 points. Sam Haskamp had 8, Trey Heidlage with 6, and Cooper Williams with 5.Batesville was outscored 18-4 in the 3rd quarter.Submitted by Batesville Coach Eric Feller.The BMS 8th grade’s record went to 2-4 last night after a losing a nail-bitter to North Decatur 42-40.1Q – 18-6 BMS; 2Q – 28-17 BMS; 3Q – 32 -32.Isaac Barker had 22 points followed by Jayden Beal, Lane Westerfeld, Joe Bohman and Dylan Flannery with 4 points each.North was led by Evan Smith with 22 points and Cole Palmer with 14.Submitted by Batesville Coach Terry Giesting.
Working alongside American 3D design company Unyq, and Swedish based educational activities company Area Academy, Ikea will produce a line of furniture designed specifically for esports.Area Academy organise camps for esports in collaboration with schools that wish to use esports as a tool to educate children. The company has used its esports expertise to assemble a panel of esports people from older pros to young future stars to advise Unyq and Ikea about how to create the furniture.Speaking about the partnership, Tommy “Potti” Ingemarsson, CEO of Area Academy had this to say: “When designing for esports players, one must remember that a gamer is not just a youth. Many people who play are actually in their 30s. The idea of this and the cooperation with Unyq is that you can scan your body and customize the furniture for each individual, users can also adjusting colour and appearance”He continued “I spent several years sitting on a kitchen chair when I started playing and it was not very good. The furniture is a big part of everyday life for an esports player and using the wrong furniture can damage both your back and your posture.”Ikea has clearly seen a huge market that they can sell to, in this young and mostly online demographic, Ikea stated that: “There are about 2 billion gamers around the world and that group needs functional ergonomic, tailored furniture for their everyday lives. The purpose of the new furniture collection is to explore how personalisation and home decoration can change the lives of all gamers out there”Marcus Engman, Design Manager at Ikea had this to say: “We are curious about how furniture combined with technology can improve gaming and life around it. We think we’ve found the right players to collaborate with to succeed.”Esports Insider says: This is huge for everyone involved, it cannot be understated how big of a deal Ikea is in Sweden, so getting them involved in esports, even just making furniture is massive. If this experiment works from an Ikea point of view, the possibilities are endless for what the future could hold.Sign up to our newsletter!
In his 12th appearance at Roland Garros, and fourth final, the top-seeded Novak Djokovic earned that elusive title, casting aside a shaky opening set to dominate the rest of the way in a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 victory over No. 2 Andy Murray on Sunday. (Djokovic clinches maiden French Open title, completes career Grand Slam)A dejected Murray said “it sucks to lose” the French Open final but he is proud to have played his part in Djokovic’s “amazing achievement” of becoming the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win four Grand Slam titles in a row.”It sucks to lose the match, but I am proud to be part of today. This is something that is so rare in tennis. It’s going to take a long time for it to happen again,” said the Scot.”Novak, this is his day today. What he has achieved the last 12 months is phenomenal. Winning all four in one year is amazing. This is something that is so rare in tennis. It has not happened in a long time. Everyone who was here was lucky to see it,” he added.Djokovic played down the feat when asked about it by an on-court TV interviewer, focusing instead on the love-heart he drew on the red clay dust of the Court Philippe Chatrier, as three-time champion Gustavo Kuerten famously did. The Brazilian, nicknamed “Guga,” was in the crowd and smiled broadly.DJOKOVIC DOES A GUGA”The most important thing for me is that I wrote down that heart, like Guga did,” Djokovic said. “He gave me the permission to do this. The most important is that I felt the love, and drawing a heart means I will remain on this court with you every day.”advertisementNovak Djokovic looked as though he could hardly stand after winning his first French Open title, bent over with his hands on his knees. He gathered himself, drew a heart with his racket in the clay dust, and then lay down in the middle of it, on his back.Gustavo Kuerten, who did the same thing when he won the French Open, looked on from the crowd with a big smile on his face.As has become his habit at this French Open he has made his own, Djokovic then celebrated with the ball girls and boys, gathering them together and then all raising their arms to the skies together.”It’s really a very special moment, perhaps the greatest moment of my career. Perhaps. Thank you,” Djokovic said. “I hope you felt joy seeing our tennis.”Murray looked crushed, his eyes red, sat blankly on his chair at court side.