It appears that allowing anyone to use Starbucks' bathrooms even if they haven't bought anything could be affecting the number of people who visit the cafes. The coffee chain adjusted its policy in May 2018 in an effort to allow all customers who come in 'to feel welcome'. The shift occurred after the arrest of two black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia who were waiting for a friend. It became a major source of embarrassment for the company. But it now appears that people are being put off from even stepping foot inside Starbucks as a result of the change in policy. Since May 2018 Starbucks lets anyone use the restroom — even if they haven't bought anything but research shows fewer people may be visiting the chain Since opening its bathroom doors to the public, there has been a 6.8% drop in store attendance per month relative to other coffee shops nearby, according to the findings of a joint study from the University of Texas at Dallas and Boston College. … [Read more...] about Starbucks’ open bathroom policy may be hurting foot traffic after its policy changed in May 2018 following the arrest of two black men at the coffee chain in Philadelphia
Email By Emily Baker Posted September 29, 2019 16:16:16 Photo: The Parks service does not have an electronic record of licence breaches by tour operators. (ABC Open contributor Hamish Lockett) Map: TAS As Tasmania lures more tourists with its wilderness charms, there are fears the method of holding tour operators accountable for breaches in precious wilderness areas is not up to the task. Key points:Almost 300 tourism operators hold licences to run commercial activities in Tasmania's parks and reservesThe state's Parks and Wildlife Service says most operators who breach their licence conditions receive verbal warnings — but it is not sure how many warnings been handed outThe tourism industry says this shows most people are well behaved, but green groups say it is not good enough The most recent data from the Parks and Wildlife Service shows visitation to the state's most popular parks and reserves is on the increase.But data released to the ABC under right to … [Read more...] about Tasmanian tour operator oversight policy raises concerns about accountability for licence breaches
Email By Sara Everingham Updated April 13, 2018 20:24:59 Photo: The government gave "in-principle" support to recommendations to bring existing housing and infrastructure up to mainstream standards in town camps. Related Story: Anger over NT Aboriginal living conditions sparks legal action Related Story: Remote Indigenous Housing scheme poorly managed, review finds Related Story: Town camp plan a 'slap in the face' for Aboriginal people, NT Government told Map: NT A year since receiving the long-awaited review of 43 Aboriginal town camps, the Northern Territory Government says it will take another 12 months to develop a town camp policy. Key PointsAfter two years and at a cost of $2.4 million, a review of town camps has been releasedNT Government says it will take another year to develop a town camp policyResidents of town camps have long suffered from poor housing and overcrowding Today the Northern Territory Government released the delayed review, which was … [Read more...] about NT town camp review released after two years, but policy another year away
Mr Jelani Aliyu, Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), says legislating the auto policy will strengthen it as well as prevent it from being changed by subsequent governments. Aliyu said this in Abuja on Friday while soeaking with newsmen shortly after inspecting the newly introduced Honda HR-V into the Nigerian market. ‘My wife asked me to stop robbery, but I had no other job’ According to him, the automotive plan which contains a number of policy measures aimed at revitalising the industry for job creation, local value addition, and technology acquisition has six components. He listed the components to include standards, industrial infrastructure, local content development, skills development, investment promotion and market development. Aliyu said that the council was working closely with the National Assembly to see how the policy would become law to prevent policy somersault. “We need to ensure that the auto policy … [Read more...] about Auto policy legislation will boost Nigeria’s automotive industry — DG
My son has bought a term life insurance plan with a Rs 50-lakh cover. Now he is planning to buy another term plan also with a Rs 50-lakh cover. Will his nominee be able to claim from both the plans?Raj Khosla Founder and Managing Director, Mymoneymantra.com replies: One can buy multiple term plans and each of these will be honoured by the insurance company. But, please remember that term plans pay the money only if the policyholder dies during the term of the insurance policy. Also, make sure that your son reveals his existing insurance policy to the insurer when he applies for the new term plan. This is important because insurers factor this into their underwriting decision to ascertain that the total cover one has is in line with his financial liabilities. Life insurance has an additional safeguard: after one year from the purchase of the policy, a claim cannot be rejected unless there is indication of a deliberate fraud. How are group health insurance plans different from regular … [Read more...] about Can a nominee claim from more than one term life insurance policy?
NEW DELHI: Close to 65% of urban Indians have purchased a life insurance policy, but only one out of five people has bought term insurance so the level of protection is very low. A study conducted by Max Life Insurance and market research firm Kantar IMRB says that the overall India Potection Quotient (IPQ) stands at 35, which is quite low.The IPQ is the degree to which an individual feels protected from uncertainties on a scale of 0 to 100. The proprietary tool developed by Max Life Insurance with Kantar IMRB is based on among other things the awareness and ownership of life insurance, level of preparedness for future uncertainties and the degree of preference for pure protection plans.The study looked at 4,566 respondents aged 25-55 years in 15 top cities in India. “It reveals some startling findings about the state of protection in the country and the attitudes and apprehensions people have about life insurance,” said Prashant Tripathy, Managing Director and CEO of Max … [Read more...] about Only 21% of life insurance policy holders have term insurance: Survey