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Singer takes a stylish Italian vacation on behalf of everyone this year



Harry Styles posing for the camera


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Only Harry Styles can emerge from a lockdown looking like a snacc to take a trip around Italy and shoot a music video for a song that released almost a year ago. A few weeks ago, videos of Styles chasing a car with a camera fixed to it emerged online. Fans were quick to guess that the singer was out shooting for his song Golden. Turns out, they were bang on. The international singer dropped the music video of the song from his latest album Fine Line. 

The music video, shot in the picturesque locations of Italy, sees Styles running through a tunnel, driving high-end cars and visiting some breathtaking locations that were part of our vacation plans this year. While we couldn’t live the dream, we are glad that Styles summed it up in a video for us. If the locations weren’t awe-worthy enough, he made sure his style was on point. The singer presented some wardrobe essentials in form of crochet driving gloves, buttoned-down shirt with a pair of shorts and even stepped out shirtless, sporting just a pair of shorts and dives into a lake. To top it off, the video watched the curtain fall with a focus on Styles’ silver and golden manicure. 

Check out Harry Styles’ Golden Music Video below: 

What did you think of the music video? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

The music video released around the same time as American Music Awards announced that Styles’ album Fine Line has been nominated for Favorite Album — Pop/Rock. Check out the complete nomination here: American Music Awards 2020 Nominations: The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber receive many nods; BTS bags 2

Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates. 

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Queens’ Resorts World Casino NYC announces Hyatt Regency JFK hotel to open next year

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Resorts World Casino New York City will increase its profile as a vital economic engine in southeast Queens early next year when it opens a new $400 million, four-star hotel, according to its parent company Genting Americas.

The Hyatt Regency JFK, an eight-story, 400-room, four-star hotel will feature residential-inspired guest rooms and premium suites, as well as new restaurants, state-of-the-art conference and meeting spaces, retail options and additional gaming areas.

“Hyatt’s global brand recognition will give Resorts World an even greater opportunity to tap into the travel and tourism market worldwide and showcase our unparalleled hospitality, gaming, dining and entertainment offerings,” Genting Americas East President Bob DiSalvio said. “We are proud to work with such an iconic brand as we move NY forward, and we are excited that our guests will soon be able to enjoy an integrated casino resort hotel experience right here in Queens.”

This development will bring the total investment of RWNYC to more than $1.1 billion since opening in October 2011, after Genting spent more than $700 million to enhance the existing Aqueduct grandstand to become a leading entertainment destination.

The hotel addition is estimated to create more than 500 well-paying careers for New Yorkers and provide additional revenue for New York State’s Lottery Education Fund. RWNYC has already generated nearly $3 billion for New York’s public schools.

“This hotel creates job opportunities for hundreds of the borough’s residents and is an important step in improving the gaming experience in Queens,” said state Senator Joseph Addabbo, who serves as chairman of the NYS Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee. “Resorts World Casino New York City is doing its part to show tourists there is more to New York City than just Manhattan. I look forward to more people exploring the borough I’ve called home my entire life.”

The $400 million hotel and amenities investment has long been part of Genting’s vision of bringing an integrated resort, popular in destinations such as Las Vegas and Singapore to New York City. The integrated resort will seamlessly feature a variety of non-gaming amenities to complement the most innovative gaming products and entertainment offerings, allowing guests of all interests and budgets an experience that fits their personal tastes.

“Resorts World Casino New York City’s partnership with Hyatt is a welcome addition to the Fifth District, further adding to the thriving economic development in southeast Queens,” Congressman Gregory Meeks said. “Hyatt’s hospitality will help service the substantial tourism that comes through JFK, which serves as not just a hub to New York City but the world. I congratulate Resorts World New York and Hyatt and look forward to seeing the jobs created in the community as a result of this partnership.”

Beyond redefining the hotel experience for leisure guests, the new hotel will apply a high-touch experience for meetings and events, with 5,000 square feet of total function and state-of-the-art meeting facilities all backed

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Welcome to Travel Photographer of the Year

Travel Photographer of the Year 2020

TPOTY 2020 CATEGORIES

In a break with tradition, we are announcing the categories ahead of opening the Travel Photographer of the Year awards this year, to allow those of you who may have plenty of time on your hands – owing to the unprecedented circumstances in which we all find ourselves – to start reviewing the images you have taken in recent years and see what could work with our 2020 categories.

The 2020 TPOTY awards will open for entry later today, May 4th.

We would like to stress that we are not encouraging any potential entrants to go out to take photographs for this year’s competition whilst travel restrictions are in place. We have always accepted images from people’s archives, and want everybody to remain safe and to respect any lockdown or other restrictions that exist in the country in which they are living. VIEW THE 2020 CATEGORIES HERE

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THE GLOBAL TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD – YOUR SHOWCASE TO THE WORLD

ABOUT TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) awards are run by photographers for photographers. TPOTY is truly global – wherever you live in the world and whether you are amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old, Travel Photographer of the Year is for you!

Thanks to our hugely supportive sponsors there are some fantastic prizes to be won, but TPOTY is also about more than prizes.  This prestigious award offers massive exposure for your work through our media activities, books, photographer profiles and exhibitions.

TPOTY-winning photographers have had their work showcased around the world: established photographic careers received a huge boost, new careers were kick-started, and people who never thought they’d see their photographs in print have had a happy surprise!

In 2016 and 2017 our touring exhibitions were seen by 250,000 visitors. The 2018 and 2019 exhibitions were visited by an estimated 1.8 million people!

The awards are judged by leading photographers and experts in the field, whose distinction and integrity add greatly to the prestige that comes with being one of our winners – or even being shortlisted. But whether you’re a winner or not, it’s also about fun – the fun of challenging yourself to shoot to a theme, to look at your images with fresh eyes, to be a part of the TPOTY experience. To be part of the adventure!

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We Offered Unlimited Vacation For One Year. Here’s What We Learned.

Still, unlimited vacation has its advocates, particularly as an antidote to reports of work-life balance becoming ever more elusive. Other employers worry that adopting an unlimited vacation policy opens the door for workers to abuse it, harming the company’s productivity.

So which is it? Having recently tried a year with unlimited vacation, we’ve found that it’s neither.

A Year With Unlimited PTO

Last summer, our company, Mammoth, decided to give unlimited vacation a shot. We’re a small business, and we liked the idea of a policy that conveyed trust in our employees, supported their lives and families, and reduced red tape. We agreed to try it for one year and then reevaluate.

The policy became one of our employees’ most valued benefits . . . just behind health insurance and a 401(k).

Over the course of the year, the policy became one of our employees’ most valued benefits. In a survey we conducted just before we hit the one-year mark, our employees ranked unlimited vacation third-highest among the benefits we offer, just behind health insurance and a 401(k). It beat out vision insurance, dental insurance, and even professional development, all of which ranked highly in their own rights.

It probably isn’t a shock that people like unlimited time off, but here’s where it gets interesting: Over the course of the year, employees took roughly the same number of vacation days under our unlimited policy as they did the year before, when we accrued paid time off (PTO) in a more traditional system.

For most of our team, both accrued PTO and unlimited PTO each averaged about three weeks per year, plus 10 paid holidays, making for a total of five paid weeks off. (For the number crunchers, both the average number of days off taken under the unlimited policy was 14 days per employee, with most of our employees taking between 12 and 19 days off.)

So that raises the question: If unlimited vacation didn’t significantly move the needle, why would our team value it so highly? The answer may be that unlimited vacation is at least as valuable for what it says as for what it does.

Three Hidden Messages Of Unlimited Vacation

First, offering unlimited vacation communicates that a company views its staff holistically–acknowledging that employees have demands and interests beyond work that can’t always be scheduled in advance. As long as employees can manage their work, they have the flexibility to regulate their personal lives without having to worry whether those demands match precisely with the one-size-fits-all policy their employer has put in place.

Second, unlimited vacation policies convey trust, making employees–not their managers or HR directors–responsible for making sure their tasks and projects still get done regardless of the time they take away from the office.

Third, unlimited vacation treats employees as individuals. Time off is a personal issue. Ask five people how much time off they need, and you’ll get five different answers. Ask the same person one year later, and you’ll still get

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