Hotel financial – Apartman Beograd Tue, 22 Nov 2022 19:28:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hotel financial – Apartman Beograd 32 32 Sushi and Japanese restaurant Nobu opens at Nobu Hotel Buckhead at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:00:00 +0000

The Nobu celebrity hotspot is officially open at the new Nobu Hotel at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, joining an exclusive club of restaurants spanning five continents in cities including New York, Mexico City, London, Cape Town, Dubai and Singapore.

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, movie star Robert De Niro and film producer Meir Teper’s glamorous fine-dining restaurant combines sushi and traditional Japanese dishes with Peruvian flavors and ingredients.

Located just off the hotel lobby (and at a whopping 10,000 square feet), Nobu seats 272 people between its bar and dining room. The restaurant’s design is inspired by the minimalist architecture and decor of Japanese garden pavilions and features a large river rock art installation spanning the length of the bar into the lounge. A private dining room seats up to 24 people, with a sake room seating 12 people.

Led in the kitchen by chef Brandon Chavannes (the Betty, St. Cecilia), people can expect to find many of Nobu’s most popular dishes on the Atlanta menu, including black cod in miso, tempura of rock shrimp and amberjack with jalapeno. In addition to sushi, Nobu Atlanta also serves kushiyaki skewers and the restaurant’s sashimi and ceviche tacos. Look for cocktails like the lychee and elderflower martini, Meridian 77 made with pisco, lychee, and shiso, and double rum and Buckhead Cooler made with Campari, plus a separate menu, from the bar.

Click here to view the dinner menu for Nobu Atlanta.


The dining room overlooking the kitchen at Nobu in Atlanta.



The Nobu Hotel and its restaurant are part of a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion of the luxury shopping mall complex currently under construction in the heart of Buckhead’s financial district. Atlanta chef Mimmo Alboumeh plans to open a second location of his Mexican-Spanish restaurant Botica next year at the renovated Phipps Plaza, which will also feature Citizens Food Hall with restaurant stalls like Umami Burger, Krispy Rice and Sam’s Crispy Chicken. A third Alon Bakery and Market location opened in the complex last year.

Open Sunday to Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Reservations strongly encouraged.

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It’s not often that two leaders of Western powers celebrate an anniversary in the same week. Even rarer that both are in their eighth decade. Should we celebrate that age is clearly no longer a barrier to such leadership positions? King Charles III turns 74 on Monday and will be honored with a 41-gun salute and a rendition of “Happy Birthday” during the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. But US President Joe Biden takes a bigger step by turning 80 on Sunday. He also has a more pressing week of international diplomacy and domestic politics to manage before he blows out his cake candles.

First, there’s the G20 summit in Bali, or what an FT colleague called the first global government gathering of the second Cold War. Russian President Vladimir Putin is not present, but China’s Xi Jinping is expected to, so there will be pressure for Biden to speak to him.

At home, there’s the small business of Donald Trump’s “very big announcement” on Tuesday from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

It is also the week of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Thailand, bringing together 21 countries from the region, the first face-to-face gathering since 2018. Again, the United States, China and Russia are invited , and again Putin will not be there. French President Emmanuel Macron will be present, however, as he has been invited to speak on global trade relations.

Repair a hole

Across the Atlantic in the UK, where potential festive roasts are having a particularly miserable season, the most important date on the agenda is Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s financial statement on Thursday.

The country is in a ‘fiscal hole’ (not my phrase, Hunt) and the Chancellor’s plan is to find around half of the required £55billion shortfall in public spending cuts, with measures including a delay on welfare reforms, a freeze on income tax thresholds and a stealth raid on inheritance tax.

The FT’s parliamentary and economic team will be on hand to translate politicians’ words and find key points buried in Treasury documents. Read this explainer to understand why the UK needs to act urgently. And if you think you can do a better job than the Chancellor, knock yourself out with our interactive “fill in the black hole”.

Sticking to British politics, Nicola Sturgeon will complete eight years as head of the Scottish National Party on Monday. She got the job when her predecessor and mentor Alex Salmond resigned following the 2014 independence referendum. As Westminster slashes central government spending, Holyrood launches its own austerity campaign. Will Sturgeon’s milestone prompt an assessment of his record as premier?

The United Nations climate change conference COP27 draws to a close on Friday, but on Sunday we have the start of something that will most likely make world news as well as sports page headlines for the next month – the World Cup. FIFA World Qatar 2022. is likely to be a controversial tournament would be an understatement – read our magazine report here. The FT will be on hand to provide full coverage.

Finally, we have more elections. Malaysia goes to the polls on Saturday. Nepalis will vote for seats in parliament and provincial government on Sunday and FT sister title Nikkei Asia has produced this handy guide to the key points. Sunday’s general elections in Kazakhstan are noteworthy as they represent the most significant constitutional change for the oil-rich Central Asian country since it declared independence from the former Soviet Union.

Economic data

Carpenters work on new townhouses in Tampa, Florida © Octavio Jones/Reuters

There are potentially important data releases next week from the United States, namely the Producer Price Index inflation rate figures, retail sales figures and other updates. day on the faltering US housing market.

The big economic event for the UK is the autumn statement, but before that UK unemployment data will be updated on Tuesday. The British government has focused its attention on their record here because it is one of the only good news for them. However, it’s not that great.

The UK will be the only developed economy with employment still below pre-pandemic levels at the start of 2023, according to a new analysis. Another ‘winter of discontent’ is also looming as a range of workers – nurses being the latest – demand wage increases in line with inflation.

Then Wednesday comes more inflation data with concern that the consumer price index measure will remain in double digits. The week will end for the UK with an update on retail sales, although hopes are not high given the gloomy predictions of the country entering recession.

The cost of living will also be at the center of EU concerns this week, with inflation data released on Thursday. There will also be an estimate of third-quarter gross domestic product on Tuesday.


The words “Elon Musk has to make headlines again this week” could be written here any time of the year, but this week there’s a blast in the paper. This time it’s on top of his $56 billion salary package at Tesla. A court in Delaware, where the electric vehicle maker is registered, will hear the lawsuit filed by a shareholder.

Vodafone, which publishes its interim results on Tuesday, has come under pressure to review its operations. Shareholders will consider how much the company was able to reduce its debt after it announced the sale of a stake in its Vantage mast business last week.

Fashions change and so do management teams, as the British brand Burberry discovered this year. Investors will be eager to see what new chief executive Jonathan Akeroyd has on offer to spur growth when the company releases first-half numbers on Thursday. Analysts expect it to focus on improving profit margins, which have historically lagged those of big rivals France and Italy.

Read the full schedule for the week ahead here.

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]]> The UK’s worst hotels revealed Wed, 09 Nov 2022 00:13:26 +0000

The Grand Hotel de Britannia in Llandudno, Wales. Britannia has been named the UK’s worst large hotel chain by consumer group Which? for the tenth consecutive year. Photo: Getty

Being named the worst hotel in the UK is not a title that any establishment aims for, but this year’s winner has done it 10 times in a row now, cementing its status as a hotel to avoid.

Britannia has been named the UK’s worst large hotel chain by consumer group Which? for the tenth consecutive year.

It scored just two out of five stars in every category, including cleanliness, food and value for money, and it had an overall guest satisfaction score of 56%, according to Which?.

One guest described their room as “absolutely disastrous, dingy, and smelly,” while another complained of dirt and mold. Plumbing problems such as faulty toilets and lack of hot water were also common, with one in five (19%) having encountered a problem reporting a complaint of this nature.

Almost one in three (28%) of those who have stayed at a Britannia hotel reported a problem with their stay, and more than half (54%) reported cleanliness issues.

Hotel guests rated their stay in 10 key categories, including cleanliness, bed comfort, food, customer service and value for money.

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Premier Inn was again voted Britain’s favorite hotel chain, with a 78% guest satisfaction rating. It received five stars for cleanliness and bed comfort.

Many travelers praised the chain for providing “reliable” and “quality” service, with many respondents sharing that they are loyal customers due to the consistency of the offering across the brand’s sites.

Despite being the second cheapest chain in the table, the average one-night stay at the Premier Inn has increased by 35% compared to 2021, well above the national average (21%). The increase was noted by customers, who gave it only two stars for value for money.

Travelodge was the cheapest chain in the survey with an average rate of £78. It also only got 2 stars for value for money.

But you get what you pay for, as one guest said his room was “very run down” while others pointed to “cramped” and “tired” bathrooms and breakfasts that were “not worth the shot”.

Overall, the chain got one star for food and drink, and just two stars for rooms, bathrooms, customer service, shared facilities, and how room descriptions matched the reality.

Classified hotel chains.  Table: Which one?

Classified hotel chains. Table: Which one?

Mercure and Jurys Inn/Leonardo Hotels also performed poorly in the survey, both achieving a guest satisfaction score of 58%.

While many guests praised Mercure for its “well-located” hotels with “helpful staff”, the facilities were described as “basic”. Summing up their experience, one guest said, “Not so bad but definitely not good. Avoid if possible. »

Jurys Inn/Leonardo Hotels had similar feedback, with one guest describing their stay as “good, but nothing special for the price.”

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Guy Hobbs, editor of Which? Travel says: “With a decade of dismal reviews cementing its place as one of the UK’s worst hotel chains, our results suggest Britannia should be avoided at all costs.

“With the average price of a hotel stay in the UK now costing a fifth more than last year, travelers want to be sure they are getting the best possible experience for their money. Our results show that the Price is not necessarily an indicator of quality and many respondents reported fantastic stays with brands like Premier Inn and smaller chains like Warner Hotels.

Among small hotel chains, Warner Hotels comes out on top with a customer score of 77%. In this category, Malmaison also does well with a customer score of 76%.

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Morgan Housel turned the lessons he learned as a hotel valet into a groundbreaking personal finance book that sold 2.2 million copies in 2 years Sat, 05 Nov 2022 15:06:00 +0000

By Leslie Albrecht

‘No one is going to read this book’: The publishers said ‘The Psychology of Money’ would never work. Now, Morgan Housel is on MarketWatch’s 50 list of the most influential people in the markets.

There are some interesting quirks about one of the best-selling personal finance books of the past five years. “The Psychology of Money” is about investing, but it doesn’t deal with asset allocation or other practical advice. Its author, Morgan Housel, had limited first-hand experience in finance when he wrote it and no background in psychology or financial counseling. Some readers have told him that they vehemently disagree with his personal investment strategies, which he outlines at the end of the book.

But what’s probably most surprising is that every American publisher passed on the book. Their loss. Since its publication in September 2020 by Harriman House, a British publisher employing 11 people, “The Psychology of Money” has sold more than 2.2 million copies worldwide and has consistently ranked among the related titles to Amazon’s Best Selling Money. The book has been published in 52 languages ​​and its film rights have been optioned.

Housel’s book succeeds because it offers the kind of timeless financial advice your grandfather might have given you (think lessons like “Pay yourself first,” putting some of your paycheck into savings) in an accessible and non-judgmental way. Similar to how Housel appears in conversation, the book is authoritative without appearing arrogant. It helped reshape the way people think about personal finance and investing, landing Housel on MarketWatch’s 50 list of the most influential people in the markets.

“This is a finance book – but it’s not a finance textbook,” Housel told MarketWatch in an interview. “I just wanted to tell stories. And the stories have nothing to do with finance. There are stories in the book about World War II, and syphilis treatments, and ice ages and all that stuff. that have nothing to do with finance, but they tell a story about how people think and behave, and that’s the most important part of finance.”

Harriman House had low hopes for “The Psychology of Money” when they signed the deal with Housel, spokeswoman Lucy Vincent said. Based on Amazon pre-orders six months before release, the publisher printed 5,000 copies. Housel remembers thinking that selling 5,000 would be “awesome”. He and the publisher had conversations about donating unsold copies to schools. Of course, there was no need to give copies. The book, however, was donated; companies such as Davis Advisors, Merrill Lynch, and GoBundance have ordered special corporate editions, sometimes accompanied by a new striker by the CEO, to be given as gifts to employees or customers.

Today, Vincent’s marketing and sales expectations for the book are much bolder. She now says “The Psychology of Money” will grace the shelves alongside venerable titles like Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad Poor Dad” (which has sold 32 million copies since 1997) and “Think and Grow Rich”, the 1937 book by Napoleon Hill that sold 15 million.

“It’s not out of reach to place ‘The Psychology of Money’ next to these books and it was published less than two years ago,” Vincent told Marketwatch.


Learn about human nature by parking Lamborghinis

Housel’s path to the personal finance canon wasn’t exactly a forehand. The route included a stop in the parking lot of an upscale Los Angeles hotel, where Housel worked as a valet throughout college. Parking Ferraris and watching their owners taught him some of the money lessons he shares in “The Psychology of Money.” Namely, that money doesn’t necessarily buy you respect, and that “wealth is what you don’t see”. He discusses his valet parking experiences in the book in a chapter captioned, “Spending money to show people how much money you have is the fastest way to have less money.”

The book is a series of mini-essays, many of which draw on history, that explore how and why we form our beliefs about money and markets.

Housel says his goal was to give people a framework for how to think about money, not tell them what to do, he says.

“I really wanted to go out of my way in this personal finance book to not give personal financial advice at all,” Housel told MarketWatch. “I can’t think of one thing in the book that I would call personal finance advice. What I want to do is show people how they can be more introspective about themselves so they can find the good thing for them to do. That in my mind was a more realistic way to provide financial advice.”

Allow people to be “reasonable” with their money

Housel receives over 100 messages a day from readers. Many respond to what he considered a “throwaway point” in the book, that people shouldn’t aim to be rational with their money, they should aim to be reasonable.

“I think a lot of people have read it and it’s given them permission to justify some of the things they do with their money that they know are probably wrong, but want to do anyway” , Housel said. “I think it’s great, not pretending you’re a spreadsheet, acknowledging that you’re a very emotional person who maybe has a family to support, and that’s an emotional thing in self.”

This perspective is why Kelley Long, a Certified Financial Planner in Arizona, cites her dog-eared copy of the book when working with clients. “It gives people permission not to follow the exact path with money that our fathers said we should follow. It’s a modern take on why people don’t do what they know to be best for them financially,” Long said.

For clients who fear the risks of investing, she cites a section of the book where Housel reframes market volatility as a fee rather than a fine or punishment. “It helps people better understand how to take the emotional side of investing and just deal with it, instead of trying to navigate their way through it,” Long said.

When Housel hears negative comments about the book, it sometimes comes from readers in India (where it’s sold 350,000 Indian English editions), China or Brazil, who argue that the book is written right through the lens of a white American man. He responds to these criticisms by saying, “Yes, that’s who I am.” For him, the review is a “perfect example” of one of the main points of the book, which is that everyone sees the world – and money – through the prism of their own individual experience.

Another point that readers constantly dispute: Housel’s own investment strategies. Now 38 and a married father of two living in Seattle, Housel writes in the book that he once picked individual stocks, but now every stock he and his wife own is housed in an index fund at low cost.

“The number of people who wrote to me and said, ‘I loved the book until I got to this chapter and now I can’t take you seriously’ was unbelievable,” said Housel said. “So many people have read this and said, ‘If you’re investing in index funds, you clearly have no idea what you’re doing. It was so fascinating to me.”

For Housel, it’s another example of how each of us views money from our own perspective. “People always have this idea that if you handle money differently from them, they take it as an affront that you disagree with them,” Housel said.

First money lessons from parents who met in a ‘hippie community’

Housel’s no-nonsense approach to money has its roots in his childhood. His parents were “very poor” students when they were raising Housel and his two siblings, and his family lived very modestly.

Her parents met at a hippie commune in Tennessee, and her father didn’t go to college until he was 30. Housel’s father ended up becoming an ER doctor in his early 40s and his mother became an ER nurse. The family’s financial situation improved dramatically, but Housel’s parents continued to save money aggressively and live well below their means. Thanks in part to this no-frills financial strategy, Housel’s father was able to retire after about 20 years. Housel says witnessing this taught him another lesson he talks about in “The Psychology of Money,” which is that the best thing money can buy you is control over your time. .

Growing up in California near Lake Tahoe, Housel spent her high school years focusing primarily on ski racing, not academics. After remedial classes at a community college, he started at the University of Southern California at age 20 and graduated in 2008 with a degree in economics.

Housel thought he wanted to be an investment banker “because you could make a lot of money.” But a college internship embittered him after realizing ‘the reason you can make good money in investment banking is because it’s one of the most sadistic industries there is’ . Then comes a stint in private equity, a job he loves, but which ends in mid-2007 when the financial crisis begins to set in and his employer offers him to find another job.

“In desperation,” he said, he then applied for a position as a finance writer for The Motley Fool, a personal finance and investing website.

“No one will read this book”

In 2018, Housel wrote an article laying out the 20 most compelling ideas he had come across in his decade of writing about investing. It was called “The Psychology of Money”. Housel told MarketWatch that he “shamelessly stole” the title of a 1995 speech titled “The Psychology of Human Error” by Charlie Munger, the longtime investment partner of Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Munger’s essay consisted of several short stories, each making a separate point, and Housel copied this format.

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Rihanna’s Savage X Leases at Falcone Mon, 31 Oct 2022 14:30:00 +0000

Rihanna and renderings of Miami Worldcenter and rented Savage X Fenty Storefront (Getty, Miami Worldcenter)

The retail and financial sector has been at the center of Miami’s leasing action lately.

Here’s a look at some of the most notable newly signed contracts:

Savage X Fenty, Lululemon, Ray-Ban, Posman Books I Miami Worldcenter

Rihanna’s lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty, is among the recently signed tenants in the Miami Worldcenter mixed-use development downtown.

The homewear and apparel retailer will open its first store in Florida in
3,000 square feet in the project’s completed Paramount condominium tower, according to a Miami Worldcenter press release.

Lululemon took 3,800 square feet and Ray-Ban took 2,000 square feet, both along the Northeast Seventh Street pedestrian promenade and World Square Plaza. Posman Books, an independent bookstore, has taken up 2,000 square feet along the World Promenade at the base of the Paramount Tower.

Stores are expected to open next year.

The master developers of the 27-acre, $4 billion Miami Worldcenter are Art Falcone and Nitin Motwani, in partnership with CIM Group.

CIM and Michael Comras’ Comras Company are leading the development’s commercial leasing.

Completed portions of the project include the Caoba and Bezel Miami apartment towers and 175,000 square feet of retail. Miami Worldcenter projects under development are the 351-key citizenM hotel, which is expected to open by the end of the year; 125,000 square feet of retail space; the 52-story Miami World Towers, which will have apartments; the 50-story Legacy Hotel & Residences with 310 condos and 50,000 square feet of medical offices; and a second Caoba tower that will rise 40 stories and have 420 apartments.

Additional rounds are planned. They include the 450-unit condo The Crosby from Related Group and Merrimac Ventures, the pair of supertalls from the Naftali Group and the pair of supertalls from the Witkoff Group.

Yoyoso, Salt & Straw, Plus I Lincoln Road I Miami Beach

Miami Beach’s famous pedestrian street, Lincoln Road, has several new tenants.

Chinese fast fashion and leisure department store Yoyoso has opened its third U.S. location in a 5,600 square foot space at 1119 Lincoln Road, according to a press release. The retailer, founded in 2014 by Huan MA, has 1,000 stores worldwide, including in New York and New Jersey.

The Yoyoso Miami Beach outpost is part of the 1111 Lincoln mixed-use garage, which CBRE Global Investors and German investment firm Universal-Investment bought in 2017 for $283 million. The deal included an adjacent property.

Oregon-based ice cream store Salt & Straw signed a seven-year lease for 1,500 square feet of space at 749 Lincoln Road, according to a statement from the owner. Terranova Corporation by Stephen Bittel owns the two-story building.

Salt & Straw already has locations in Miami’s Wynwood and Coconut Grove neighborhoods.

Others that have recently opened on Lincoln include women’s retailer Mango, which has taken up 4,600 square feet at 1036 Lincoln Road, and furniture and home decor store West Elm, which has taken up 10,000 square feet at 1691 Michigan Avenue. .

Others on tap are: Louise James Boutique at 811 Lincoln Road, Express Edit at 904 Lincoln Road, Cheesecake Factory at 600 Lincoln Road, Tacombi at 1688 Meridian Avenue, and Andres Carne de Res at 455 Lincoln Road.

Amped Fitness I The Press I West Palm Beach

Ben Mandell’s Tricera Capital has named Amped Fitness as the anchor tenant for The Press project in West Palm Beach.

Amped Fitness has leased 36,000 square feet in Shops at The Press, the commercial portion of the project resulting from the redevelopment of the Palm Beach Post campus, according to a statement from Tricera. The gym will be the anchor for the west end of The Press’ 120,000 square foot stores, and Joseph’s Classic Market will open in November as the anchor for the east end of the property. .

Jennifer Houston of the Tricera rental team closed the Amped deal.

Miami-based Tricera is redeveloping the newspaper’s campus at 2751 South Dixie Highway by transforming the printing press and distribution facility into the retail element of the project and the existing office building into press workspaces .

The Amped Fitness deal follows a slew of deals at The Press in August. At the time, four tenants signed leases at Shops at The Press, and two tenants signed new agreements and a third renewed at Workspaces at the Press.

Puttshack, Rhone I Brickell City Center

The Puttshack mini-golf venue opened its fourth location in the United States at Brickell City Center.

Puttshack has leased 27,000 square feet at 701 South Miami Avenue, according to a press release from the tenant. The space includes an outdoor terrace that seats 96, a trio of nine-hole mini-golf courses, food and beverage offerings, and event space.

Additionally, menswear store Rhone announced its opening in a 1,500 square foot space, also at 701 South Miami Avenue in suite 159-B. The grand opening will be November 4-6.

Swire Properties has developed mixed-use downtown Brickell. More recently, Swire has partnered with Stephen Ross Affiliates on plans for a 1,000-foot-tall office tower in the complex that will aim to capture the influx of South Florida businesses. Construction of Tower One Brickell City Center is expected to begin next year.

Santander Bank I 830 Brickell

Santander Bank is the latest in a long list of tenants who have taken up residence in the 830 Brickell office tower.

The bank is a subsidiary of the Santander de Span group. He leased 95,000 square feet in the tower still under construction.

Vlad Doronin’s OKO Group and Jonathan Goldstein’s Cain International are developing the 57-story building.

Among the tenants who have leased space at 830 Brickell are Citadel, billionaire hedge funder Ken Griffin, who along with his Citadel Securities is moving its headquarters from Chicago to Brickell. The office at 830 Brickell is needed until the move to a permanent headquarters is complete. Griffin retained Sterling Bay to build the space on a waterfront site at 1201 Brickell Bay Drive, which it bought for a record $363 million in April.

Others who have rented at 830 Brickell include law firms Winston & Strawn, Baker McKenzie and Sidley Austin.

Foreign Minister calls on global community to fight terrorism Fri, 28 Oct 2022 23:20:07 +0000
  • Foreign Secretary James Cleverly will address the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee during a visit to India this week
  • He will use his speech in New Delhi today (Saturday) to call on like-minded partners to rally behind a mission to reduce terrorist resources and prevent future attacks like the one seen in Mumbai in 2008.
  • The foreign minister began his first visit to India in his role in Mumbai yesterday (Friday) before heading to New Delhi today.

The international community must work together to ‘starve out terrorists of emerging finance and technology’ which will cause destruction around the world, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said today (Saturday 29 October).

Speaking at the United Nations Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee in New Delhi, he will call on countries to work together to counter terrorism online – including global terrorist recruitment campaigns and live streaming of attacks.

It comes after he paid tribute yesterday at the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai to those who lost their lives in the 2008 terror attack in the city, including three British nationals.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs must say:

In the space of two decades, terrorists have gone from broadcasting cracking voice recordings from the depths of Tora Bora, to global online recruitment and incitement campaigns, to live attacks.

Online incitement has radicalized vulnerable people in faraway countries, who have continued to use rental vans as weapons of terror.

We must therefore continue to work together to combat terrorist ideologies online.

He will conclude that we must “starve the terrorists out of finance and emerging technologies that will cause death and destruction in the world”.

The UK’s Counter Daesh Communication Cell, in partnership with the governments of the United States and the United Arab Emirates, is working to challenge Daesh propaganda. The UK is also working to stop terrorists exploiting online platforms and pushing tech companies to crack down harder on extremist online content through the G7 and the Global Anti-Corruption Internet Forum. terrorism.

Around the world, unmanned aerial systems are being used to sow terror. The UK is funding new technology to combat these drones and prevent terrorists from misusing them.

During the visit, the Foreign Secretary announced a new collaboration between the UK and India through British International Investment. This included £11m of UK funding invested in Kinara Capital, a female-led fintech company. British International Investment is designed to strengthen business ties with our partners and generate economic growth, benefiting the UK and creating jobs at home.

He also announced a £22m investment from the UK-backed Neev II Fund in Hygenco, which will help India’s green energy transition by pioneering green hydrogen.

The Foreign Secretary is due to meet India’s External Affairs Minister Jaishankar today to discuss the latest on the 2030 Roadmap, the landmark commitment to boost cooperation between the UK and India over the of the next decade.

Notes to editors:

  • More information about the UNSC event can be found here
  • Kinara Capital is a digital lender that helps small entrepreneurs access finance to drive economic development and job creation in India. The investment is $12.5 million by British International Investment (BII).
  • Hygenco is a pioneer in green hydrogen technology. The £22m investment comes from the FCDO-backed Neev II fund in partnership with State Bank of India.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation will attend the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 26 Wed, 26 Oct 2022 01:23:00 +0000

Nassau, Bahamas, October 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Islands of Bahamian will again be in full view at the 63rd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), October 26-30to promote the nautical sector in the country.

Property of the Maritime Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), and produced by Informa Markets, FLIBS is recognized as the world’s largest in-water boat show.

John PinderParliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation with Dr. Kenneth RomerDeputy Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation (BMOTIA) are expected at the show and meet with various members of the international media, investors and leading partners in the yachting industry.

“Boating is a very important sector for The Bahamian especially as we continue to see significant arrivals to our islands by boat. To date, we are back to over 80% of pre-pandemic levels,” said the Honorable I. Chester CooperDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation of the Islands of Bahamian.

“FLIBS is an incredible opportunity for us to showcase the extensive offerings we have in this space, while networking with key partners in industry, media and more. We look forward to another successful year of promoting our partners and our experiences with boating enthusiasts in Fort Lauderdale“.

With Florida being the largest source market for the yachting industry, the team led by the Executive Director, Bridgette King and Senior Director, Gregoire Rolle are prepared for an influx of inquiries for the 2023 sailing season.

In fact, according to Senior Manager Rolle, it may be one of the most important shows of the year and will be a performance indicator for next year. We have a record number of stakeholders at the show this year and by all indications we are confident that 2023 will be another banner year for boating.

Bahamian highlights will include:

  • FLIBS Booth: Customers are encouraged to stop at Bahamian Booth #23, located in the main tent, to learn about the latest offerings and developments in the yachting industry and register early for popular 2023 boating adventures. Yacht charter brokers will also be invited to participate in the Bahamas Yacht Charter Show February 2023.
  • FLIBS Seminars: Participants will have access to two seminars organized by The Bahamian:
    • October 28: boat at the Bahamian hosted by Grant JohnsonBahamas Yachting Ambassador and Jonathan Lord, Ambassador BMOTIA. The seminar will take place at 4 p.m. to Broward County Congress Palace.
    • October 29: boat at the Bahamian hosted by Robert BrousseauBahamas Yachting Ambassador and Jonathan LordBMOTIA Ambassador – 4 p.m. to Broward County Congress Palace.
  • FLIBS Happy Hour: In partnership with Staniel Cay Yacht Club and Makers Air, The Islands of The Bahamian will organize a happy hour on site. Visitors to the show can stop at Bahamian booth #23 on October 29 Between 2 p.m.-3 p.m. for Bahamian bites and Bahama Mama cocktails.
  • And more: The Bahamas will be featured at Worth Avenue Yachts’ Evening Event Experience at the Yacht Docks. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a taste of Junkanoo, as well as Graycliff’s famous cigar rolling and tasting.

The complete list of this year’s participants Bahamian partners and exhibitors include: Romora Bay Hotel & Marina, Odyssey Aviation Bahamas, Makers Air, Staniel Cay Yacht Club, Sandals Emerald Bay, Atlantis Paradise Island, Bay Street Marina, Valentines Resort, Grand Bahama Yacht Club, Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board, Kalik, 3N’s Exuma Vacations, Bahamas National Trust, Bahamasair, Bluff House Resort & Marina, Nassau Yacht Haven, Neal Watson Bimini Scuba Center, Tropic Ocean Airways, Silver Airways, Buzz Air, Bradford NavyBimini Big Game Club, Abaco Beach Resort, Graycliff Hotel, Sterling Financial Group, Hurricane Hole Superyacht Marina and Montage Cay.

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Oyo launches internal investigation after shooting couple at Noida hotel Sun, 23 Oct 2022 06:34:42 +0000

Oyo has launched an internal investigation after Noida police arrested two people who allegedly placed a hidden camera in a hotel room and filmed a couple, officials said.

The two defendants had booked the same room in the Phase 3 police station area last month where they placed a hidden camera before leaving.

After a week, they booked the same room and pulled out the camera that had recorded the couple’s intimate moments, officials said.

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DCP (Central Noida) Saad Miyan Khan said the duo tried to extort money from the couple after they threatened to post their video online.

While defendants Vishnu Singh and Abdul Wahab were detained, police also questioned hotel staff about the incident, but so far their role has not been found.

“The hotel and its staff have not been found involved in the incident so far. The accused duo had also stayed at the hotel in the past and police are contacting guests who have recently stayed there to confirm whether someone else also got an extortion call,” ADCP Khan told PTI.

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While there was no official comment from Oyo on the episode, people associated with the company said they were investigating the matter internally.

“Oyo does not operate any hotels or guesthouses, it only lists verified properties on its platform and provides IT support to them,” a source told PTI.

An FIR has been filed under various sections and further investigation is ongoing.

Orchard Hotel in Sydney offers $5,000 to find a chef Thu, 20 Oct 2022 08:37:46 +0000

An Australian pub has offered a $5,000 search fee to anyone who can find their next chef.

Orchard Hotel in Sydney made the bold move in August – offering $2,500 if the referred chef was the successful candidate and an additional $2,500 when the chef completes their probationary period.

Publican Matt Docker said 9 News it has a new head chef from this month, but it has been difficult to find and keep good staff.

“It’s a shock,” he said.

“It’s almost as if every week a member of staff leaves because they have a better option.

“To be honest, I probably paid a little more than I wanted for a chef, but I was quite vulnerable, and that’s one of the most important positions.”

Mr. Docker said that in addition to the offer, he also paid $1,500 to promote the ad on a job board website.

But the incentives don’t stop at the pub’s kitchen, with the publican offering a $300 referral bonus to bar staff.

He said 9 Newsof the struggle to keep the bar staffed, as well as the kitchen.

“About four or five weeks ago, I had to close the public bar. I wouldn’t even open it on some days because I didn’t have enough staff on the roster to build a shift,” he said.

Mr Docker’s other pub, the Earlwood Hotel in Sydney’s south-west, has also been hit by a staff crisis.

“My general manager is basically out of breath because he can’t fill his rosters,” he said.

“He needs someone at the bar, so what he does is fill the role of bartender. He does his job and then an eight-hour helm shift.

It comes amid a busy surge following the pandemic, which has left New South Wales ‘chronically’ short of hospitality workers.

Australian Hotels Association NSW CEO John Whelan said in September that the hospitality sector was suffering from a labor shortage.

“There has long been a chronic shortage of hospitality workers in New South Wales – and it has only been exacerbated by the pandemic,” Mr Whelan said.

In September, Australia’s hospitality sector reportedly lacked “tens of thousands” of workers.

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