Hotel Establishment – BW Donnington Manor http://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/ Fri, 20 May 2022 00:26:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon.png Hotel Establishment – BW Donnington Manor http://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/ 32 32 MARRIOTT HOTELS SAILS TO CHINA’S NORTH COASTAL CITY WITH OPENING OF QINHUANGDAO MARRIOTT RESORT https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/marriott-hotels-sails-to-chinas-north-coastal-city-with-opening-of-qinhuangdao-marriott-resort/ Thu, 19 May 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/marriott-hotels-sails-to-chinas-north-coastal-city-with-opening-of-qinhuangdao-marriott-resort/ “We are very pleased to bring our flagship brand Marriott Hotel to Qinhuangdao, a port city rich in natural resources in China Bohai Rim area. Driven by our “Destination + Brand” growth strategy, the opening of Qinhuangdao Marriott Resort is a great addition to the expansion of the diversified portfolio in North China,” mentioned Liu […]]]>

“We are very pleased to bring our flagship brand Marriott Hotel to Qinhuangdao, a port city rich in natural resources in China Bohai Rim area. Driven by our “Destination + Brand” growth strategy, the opening of Qinhuangdao Marriott Resort is a great addition to the expansion of the diversified portfolio in North China,” mentioned Liu ZongRegional Vice President, Central and West, China. “As we continuously see the growing demand for leisure and business travel in the region, we look forward to providing a more sophisticated and personal experience for our guests in new and upcoming destinations.”

As a new landmark of the city, Qinhuangdao Marriott Resort is located in Seatopia Comprehensive Resort, a popular coastal lifestyle and recreation center in Bohai Bay. Guests and visitors can enjoy seaside vacation getaways coupled with dining, shopping destinations and sea sports. The area also features lively beachside music festivals in the summer and contrasting snowy landscapes in the winter to provide a dynamic and chic experience year-round. Beidaihe Railway Station which connects the area to beijing and Tianjin via intercity high-speed train service is 8.7 km away and Qinhuangdao Beidaihe Airport is located 31 km from the new hotel, making it easily accessible from other regional and international destinations.

Inspired by Qinhuangdao’s distinctive local culture, combining mountains and coastal lifestyle, the hotel’s ingenious and unique exterior design symbolizes a yacht venturing out to sea, embarking on an exciting journey into the future. Its nautical theme begins with an impressive whale art installation in the lobby that spans over 10 meters in length and nearly 2 meters in height and continues in the art deco sea waves backdrop. bottom of the reception to immerse visitors in an oceanic atmosphere. 3D suspensions in the shape of a “sailing boat” give meaning to maritime culture. Additionally, the lobby draws guests in with soothing light beige tones and blue accents, while interiors include an intriguing mix of textures created from solid wood, marble, and metal to match custom furnishings and a geometric lighting.

Showcasing the latest design ideas from Marriott hotels, the 283 rooms and suites are carefully designed to offer a spacious and modern look with bespoke solutions that ensure an inventive stay. Each room has a work space, a lounge area with chaise longue and coffee table, as well as a walk-in closet. Floor-to-ceiling windows or the balcony allow plenty of natural light into the room. Nautical patterns and decorations such as 3D printed maritime portraits strike a balance between functionality, style and comfort. A range of high-end equipment from the English natural care brand IT WORKS Plush Marriott hotel bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi and LED TVs are also available in each room. Essential services are at guests’ fingertips through the Marriott Bonvoy app, including seamless mobile check-in and check-out.

The hotel’s culinary offerings delight the palate with two elegant restaurants, a bar, and a lounge. Restaurant open all day Gangchen kitchen serves an a la carte and buffet menu with live cooking stations and a range of Western and Asian dishes; the brand’s signature Chinese restaurant, Ho man specializes in authentic Cantonese cuisine and local specialties with six private dining rooms all offering stunning sea views. Liu is a top-floor themed bar connected to the outdoor infinity pool, a destination for whiskey lovers, as well as a full range of creative cocktails. The big room serves as a 24/7 social hub where guests can work or socialize with light snacks, soft drinks, and cocktails.

For a more exclusive experience, the M-Club is a space available to Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador Elite Marriott Bonvoy members as well as guests staying on the Executive Floor, offering complimentary breakfast, all-day refreshments, and evening cocktails.

With over 1,400 m² of versatile meeting and event space, Qinhuangdao Marriott Resort offers ideal venues for all kinds of events. The spectacular 750 m² pillar-less Grand Ballroom is designed for large conferences, elaborate weddings and extravagant occasions, while the three function rooms set the stage for business events and private parties of all styles and sizes. all sizes. Each room is well-equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology. For a truly memorable event, the outdoor lawn can comfortably accommodate intimate parties, weddings and dates.

To ensure a restful stay for both business and leisure travelers, the hotel also offers a variety of wellness facilities including a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, outdoor infinity pool on the top floor reflecting the ocean horizon and a refreshing workout after a productive day. . Younger guests are welcome at the hotel’s Kid’s Club, an outdoor children’s pool and sandpit.

“We are delighted to fly the Marriott hotels flag in Qinhuangdao, a city well known for its natural scenery and maritime heritage,” said Martin Li, General Manager of Qinhuangdao Marriott Resort. “We look forward to establishing our hotel as a diverse destination for locals and visitors alike with a truly inspiring stay through our forward-looking design aesthetic, premium amenities, and food and beverage outlets. unmatched drinks.”

For more information or reservations, please contact +86 335 5686 888, or visit marriott.com/BPEMC.

About Marriott Hotels

With more than 590 hotels and resorts in more than 65 countries and territories around the world, Marriott Hotels evolves travel across all aspects of guests’ stays, helping to relax, clear the mind, energize new ideas and anticipate travellers’ needs, leaving them inspired. to reach their full potential. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and international travelers who mix work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations including the Greatroom lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevate style, design and technology. To learn more, visit www.MarriottHotels.com. Stay connected with Marriott hotels on Facebook@marriott on Twitter and @marriotthotels on instagram. Marriott Hotels is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, Marriott International’s global travel program. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and recognition of elite status. To register for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.

About Marriott Bonvoy®

Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning travel program and marketplace, gives members access to transformative and eye-opening experiences around the corner and around the world. Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands delivers renowned hospitality in the world’s most memorable destinations. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, as well as through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards . Members can redeem their points for experiences such as Future Stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments or through partners for luxury products from Marriott Bonvoy boutiques. With the Marriott Bonvoy app, members enjoy a level of personalization and a contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind. To join for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com. To download the Marriott app, go to here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy at Facebook, Twitterand instagram.

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The 420 Hotels Announces Crowdfunding Round for Denver’s First Hotel with a Legally Licensed Cannabis Lounge https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/the-420-hotels-announces-crowdfunding-round-for-denvers-first-hotel-with-a-legally-licensed-cannabis-lounge/ Tue, 17 May 2022 14:36:00 +0000 https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/the-420-hotels-announces-crowdfunding-round-for-denvers-first-hotel-with-a-legally-licensed-cannabis-lounge/ Owner of Denver’s Storied Patterson Inn plans one-of-a-kind cannabis lounge at boutique hotel to meet tourist demand DENVER, May 17, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The 420 Hotels Inc. enters next phase of opening Denver’s first legally licensed cannabis lounge in a boutique hotel by announcing the launch of a crowdfunding campaign and filing its form C with the […]]]>

Owner of Denver’s Storied Patterson Inn plans one-of-a-kind cannabis lounge at boutique hotel to meet tourist demand

DENVER, May 17, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The 420 Hotels Inc. enters next phase of opening Denver’s first legally licensed cannabis lounge in a boutique hotel by announcing the launch of a crowdfunding campaign and filing its form C with the SEC, via the investment platform republic.com. This campaign is now open to anyone who wants to enter the ground floor of a new era for cannabis hospitality.

“We have overcome major hurdles to create a truly unique 4-star hotel experience where cannabis is welcome,” said Chris Chiari, CEO and Founder of The 420 Hotels Inc., owner of the historic Patterson Inn. “With our successful refinancing amid the pandemic and rezoning granted by the City of Denver last year, and our now interim cannabis hospitality license, we are excited to move full steam ahead into the launch of this equity fundraising campaign.”

The 420 Hotels Inc. is expanding this first location by adding a well-appointed cannabis consumption lounge as an amenity to the adjacent Patterson Inn. Hotel guests and annual members will be able to legally smoke and vaporize cannabis flower and concentrate, and consume infused edibles in a safe, sophisticated, and legal lounge environment. A remarkable national monument built in the 1890s, this Victorian-style boutique hotel is located in the heart of Denver’s upscale Capitol Hill neighborhood.

“Creating and allowing space for responsible cannabis consumption represents the last mile of legalization,” Chiari continued. “In the years since Colorado legalized adult cannabis use, public use in parks, on sidewalks and in vehicles has continued to be the only option left to tourists for far too long. I’m proud that The 420 Hotels is at the forefront of providing a solution.”

420 Hotels Inc. has now launched a crowdfunding campaign through Republic.com, a private investment platform for investors seeking high growth potential in highly vetted early-stage companies.

About 420 Hotels Inc.

The 420 Hotels aims to be among the first hotel chains in the country where guests can consume cannabis on-site in legally licensed lounges. The company is converting intimate boutique hotels into high-end, members-only cannabis drinking clubs merged with luxury overnight accommodations that will offer both sophisticated drinking locations and on-site customer service representatives who can advise consumers about safe drinking practices. The 420 hotels intend to expand to multiple locations over the next few years as more municipalities and states across the country pass laws allowing on-site cannabis use in establishments. commercial.

About the Republic

Republic is a leading investment platform that provides access to startup, real estate, crypto, and gaming investments for retail and accredited investors. Republic has facilitated over $700 million in investments by our global community of 1.5 million members. For more information, terms and conditions, visit www.republic.com.

Reg CF Disclaimer:

With respect to an issuer’s communications on the site to gauge interest in a possible offering of securities pursuant to the CF Regulation’s exemption from securities law registration requirements, including the possibilities to “reserve” securities as indications of interest for the potential offer, please note that pursuant to Rule 206 of the Crowdfunding Regulations (i) no money or other consideration is solicited, and if sent in response, will not be accepted, (ii) no offer to buy the securities may be accepted and no part of the purchase price may be received until the declaration of offer and only through a Registered Intermediary Platform, (iii) such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or liability of any kind, at any time before notice of acceptance be given after form C is d stated, and (iv) an indication of interest is not binding and does not imply any obligation or commitment of any kind.

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Reading Hotel restaurant in ‘sexiest townhouse’ awarded https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/reading-hotel-restaurant-in-sexiest-townhouse-awarded/ Mon, 16 May 2022 03:29:00 +0000 https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/reading-hotel-restaurant-in-sexiest-townhouse-awarded/ The finalists for the Food Awards England 2022 have been revealed and Berkshire has been recognized in more ways than one. The awards aim to recognize talent across the food industry and reward restaurants, hotels, cafes and more. Many restaurants in Berkshire have been nominated. These nominations are in categories that include Best Mexican Establishment, […]]]>

The finalists for the Food Awards England 2022 have been revealed and Berkshire has been recognized in more ways than one. The awards aim to recognize talent across the food industry and reward restaurants, hotels, cafes and more.

Many restaurants in Berkshire have been nominated. These nominations are in categories that include Best Mexican Establishment, Best Italian Establishment, Best Café/Bistro of the Year and Best Hotel Restaurant of the Year.

In the best hotel restaurant of the year category, seven establishments were nominated both in the north and in the south as well as in the center of the lands. Of the seven nominated hotels in the south, two are based in Berkshire.

READ MORE:Three Reading cafes nominated for Cafe/Bistro of the Year at Food Awards 2022

The Berkshire-based hotel restaurants are The Roseate, located in Reading town centre, and The Great House in Sonning, located in the heart of Sonning village. These two hotels are very well known and have already won several awards and distinctions.

All the nominated hotel restaurants in the south:

  • Cricketers (Clavering)
  • Feathers (Woodstock)
  • The pink reading (reading)
  • Sonning’s Big House (Reading)
  • The Duke of Marlborough (Woodstock)
  • Old Parsonage Hotel (Oxford)
  • The Old Bell (Hurley)

The pink

The Roseate is located opposite Forbury Gardens and is a luxury hotel in a townhouse. It was built in 1911 and was used as the Shire Hall for Berkshire County Council.

The hotel has already been described as ‘the sexiest city hotel in the UK’ by the Evening Standard and has won other accolades as well. With an emphasis on luxury and opulence, the house’s premium suite costs £257 a night.

The property is currently hosting a biscuit-themed afternoon tea inspired by Huntley and Palmers as Reading celebrates 200 years of ‘Biscuit Town’. Afternoon tea is part of the reel of festivities enjoyed in May and June.

Sonning’s Big House

The Great House in Sonning is located beside the River Thames in the beautiful fairytale village of Sonning, just 15 minutes from Reading town centre. The hotel is a popular wedding destination and caters to those who want a bit of rustic charm for their big day.

The venue is connected to the Coppa Club, which is a restaurant well known for its outdoor dining modules. There are Coppa clubs in various other locations around the country including Maidenhead, Henley and Tower Bridge. The food focuses on Europe, offering fresh pastas, sourdough pizzas and grilled meats.

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Comedian Mick Molloy is seen at football with a mysterious blonde https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/comedian-mick-molloy-is-seen-at-football-with-a-mysterious-blonde/ Sat, 14 May 2022 11:41:40 +0000 https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/comedian-mick-molloy-is-seen-at-football-with-a-mysterious-blonde/ Comedian Mick Molloy is spotted at football with a new ‘mystery’ blonde, but the radio star has pushed back on attempts to reveal details By A. James for Daily Mail Australia Published: 12:41 BST, 14 May 2022 | Update: 12:41 BST, 14 May 2022 Comedian Mick Molloy has a new love interest, but he’s not […]]]>

Comedian Mick Molloy is spotted at football with a new ‘mystery’ blonde, but the radio star has pushed back on attempts to reveal details

Comedian Mick Molloy has a new love interest, but he’s not about to reveal the details.

The Channel Nine’s The Front Bar star was spotted in her hometown of Melbourne with a ‘mystery blonde’.

And according to the Herald Sun, Mick, 55, has been in love and dating the tall stunner for a few months.

Good times: Mick Molloy has a new romance with a ‘mystery’ blonde to go along with his new career as a publican Pictured: Mick behind the bar at the Railway Hotel, Brunswick in Melbourne, which the radio star reopened in January after having bought the ad last year

Mick declined to comment when contacted by the publication.

The Crackerjack star was pictured with his attractive partner at a recent AFL football match.

The couple were seen standing close together, sharing a beer and both wearing scarves in the colors of Mick’s favorite football team, Richmond.

The news comes after Mick made a dramatic change in his career.

In October last year, the comedy and TV veteran told fans he would be leaving his concert at Triple M after 11 years on the air.

The famous cheeky radio star later explained that he lost his passion for the platform.

Leaving home: Comedian Mick Molloy (pictured) is set to part ways with Triple M after 11 years.  The Crackerjack star, 55, issued a statement on Wednesday revealing he was moving on

Leaving home: Comedian Mick Molloy (pictured) is set to part ways with Triple M after 11 years. The Crackerjack star, 55, issued a statement on Wednesday revealing he was moving on

“Eleven years is longer than I’ve stayed anywhere at any time,” Molloy said. The Sun Herald the next month.

“There’s just a moment when you know. You get up, you go to work, and you think I’m not as enthusiastic as I used to be.

“It’s a big decision and not one I took lightly. But I thought it was time to do something else and take on new challenges.

Career funnyman: Mick and former comedy pal Tony Martin pictured in 2003

Career funnyman: Mick and former comedy pal Tony Martin pictured in 2003

Mick, who co-hosts The Front Bar on Channel 7, told the publication that between his TV commitments and his role as father to nine-year-old twins Fred and Lenny also influenced his choice.

The comments come after Mick revealed he had bought the Railway Hotel at Brunswick in Melbourne.

Talk to The Sun Heraldin November, he said he wanted to use the facility for comedy shows and other forms of entertainment.

“To me, a pub is a meeting place,” he told the publication.

Bought: Mick recently bought the Railway Hotel in Brunswick in Melbourne (pictured)

Bought: Mick recently bought the Railway Hotel in Brunswick in Melbourne (pictured)

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Trump News Today: Ex-president sells DC hotel as ‘ultra-maga’ Kathy Barnette surges in Pennsylvania https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/trump-news-today-ex-president-sells-dc-hotel-as-ultra-maga-kathy-barnette-surges-in-pennsylvania/ Thu, 12 May 2022 12:00:32 +0000 https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/trump-news-today-ex-president-sells-dc-hotel-as-ultra-maga-kathy-barnette-surges-in-pennsylvania/ Biden mocks Trump as ‘great MAGA king’ in speech on economy The Trump Organization announced the sale of a long-term lease of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, which was taken over by Miami’s CGI Merchant Group for $375 million. The Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel had served as a symbol of Donald Trump’s influence with politicians […]]]>

Biden mocks Trump as ‘great MAGA king’ in speech on economy

The Trump Organization announced the sale of a long-term lease of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, which was taken over by Miami’s CGI Merchant Group for $375 million.

The Pennsylvania Avenue Hotel had served as a symbol of Donald Trump’s influence with politicians and other figures who congregated there, but had also drawn multiple accusations of corruption, ranging from questions about its use at the inauguration of 2017 to concerns about bills paid by foreign delegations staying there. could violate the emoluments clauses of the Constitution.

Meanwhile, in New York, the former president was ordered to pay $110,000 in fines as a judge lifted a contempt order against him stemming from a legal dispute over documents from the Trump organization.

On another front, a die-hard pro-Trump candidate emerging from outside the GOP establishment is soaring in the polls for Pennsylvania’s Republican primary, to be held next Tuesday. Mr Trump has endorsed Dr Mehmet Oz for the open Senate seat, but many conservatives are disgusted by the TV doctor’s record of liberal positions.

The controversial Ms Barnette has been slammed as ‘ultra-maga’ by her detractors, but has suddenly attracted millions in ad spend from right-wing campaign groups.

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Trump adopts Biden’s ‘Maga King’ label on Truth Social

Joe Biden’s derisive description of Donald Trump as a ‘great king maga’ comes as the president tries to amplify his message for the midterm elections – and it seems to have gone down well with Mr Trump himself, at least according to his latest post on Social Truth:

Andrew NaughtyMay 12, 2022 1:00 p.m.

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Former U.S. Attorney General on Trump’s lawsuit

Eric Holder, who served as the United States Attorney General during the Obama administration, appeared last night on MSNBC to discuss the delicate issue of whether and how Donald Trump should be charged for his suggested role in the events of January 6. 2021. Mr Holder has previously raised concerns about the potential impact of the Justice Department prosecuting a former president – ​​but in his interview he also stressed that holding Mr Trump accountable for his actions could have significant positive effects.

“There’s a whole host of things a prosecutor has to consider before finally deciding to bring a case,” he said. “But I think here it would be a divisive thing, but given the nature of what we’re looking at… people need to be held accountable, but equally important, there needs to be a deterrent effect for people to the future will know that if you try something that was attempted by the Trump mob, you will be held accountable, you will face serious consequences.

Watch Mr. Holder’s remarks below.

Andrew NaughtyMay 12, 2022 12:07

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The right continues its attacks on Ukrainian aid

Two of the most intensely right-wing members of Congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar, continued to decry US support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian onslaught – citing US domestic issues as a pretext for reject the aid of 40 billion dollars. package adopted by the House this week.

Madison Cawthorn, a far-right congresswoman from North Carolina, is also angry at the amount allocated to Ukraine. Maroosha Muzaffar to the story.

Andrew Naughty12 May 2022 11:22

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Dr. Oz tears up his soaring ‘ultra-maga’ rival

Trump-endorsed Dr. Mehmet Oz may be leading the polls in the Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary, but he faces a growing challenge from an unexpected figure: the right-winger previously obscure Kathy Barnette, who has now closed the polls gap at the top of the field within the statistical margin of error.

In response, many on the Trump-aligned right are trying to tarnish Ms. Barnette as much as possible in the few days left before the final vote. And Dr. Oz himself made an appearance on Fox News yesterday to join the pile-on:

Andrew NaughtyMay 12, 2022 10:50 a.m.

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Texas AG raises funds for 2020 election conspiracy theory film

Ken Paxton, the Texas attorney general who spoke at the Jan. 6 rally outside the White House before the Capitol riot, is hosting a fundraiser for himself — and for the entertainment of his donors, he’s organizing a projection of 2000 slippersa lie-based documentary created by pro-Trump conservative maven Dinesh D’Souza.

The film, which Mr. Trump himself has enthusiastically praised, claims that (debunked) cellphone data proves Democrats engaged in a massive election scam to throw the presidency in Joe Biden’s path.

Mr. Paxton faces disciplinary action from the Texas State Bar for his involvement in a post-election lawsuit challenging Mr. Biden’s victory; nonetheless, he is running for office this year with Mr. Trump’s endorsement. After placing first in the GOP primary field, he will face George P. Bush, scion of the presidential dynasty, in a Republican runoff on May 24.

Andrew NaughtyMay 12, 2022 10:15 a.m.

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GOP donors divided on support for Trump ahead of midterms

Ahead of the midterm elections, some GOP donors are spending millions of dollars opposing primary candidates endorsed by Donald Trump, ABC News reported.

In several high-profile primaries, GOP donors have given large sums to support Republicans running against Trump-backed candidates, according to Federal Election Commission disclosure documents.

The documents show, for example, that GOP groups spent more than $20 million attacking Dr. Mehmet Oz who has been endorsed by Mr. Trump and backs his main rival David McCormick in Pennsylvania.

In North Carolina, $18 million was paid outside of GOP spending, split between Trump-backed candidate Ted Budd and his rivals.

Club for Growth president David McIntosh declined to comment on the alleged funding split.

“What that means is that there are just a lot of people who are energetic and ready to win back the majority, and people who are able to raise a lot of money and spend a lot of money,” he said. said Mr. McIntosh.

FILE – Former President Donald Trump arrives at a rally, March 12, 2022, in Florence, South Carolina. Trump wants to use the November midterm elections to consolidate his influence on the Republican Party.

(Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Sravasti DasguptaMay 12, 2022 9:30 a.m.

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Audio reveals Lindsey Graham blasted Trump after Jan. 6 riot

According to recordings released by a pair of New York Times journalists and performed on CNN.

A recording captured Mr Graham saying he thought Mr Trump ‘misjudged the passion’ of his supporters and blasting the ex-president for speaking at the rally immediately before the riot .

“He’s playing the game show and he’s gone too far here,” Mr Graham said. “That rally didn’t help, talk about primary Liz [Cheney] — it created a feeling of revenge”.

Sravasti DasguptaMay 12, 2022 8:34 a.m.

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Trump sells DC hotel to Miami-based investor group

Donald Trump’s family hotel in Washington has been sold to a group of Miami-based investors.

The Trump Organization announced on Wednesday that it has completed the sale of a long-term lease of the Trump International Hotel to Miami’s CGI Merchant Group.

Sravasti DasguptaMay 12, 2022 07:45

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Supreme Court justices to meet for first time since draft Roe decision leaked

The nine Supreme Court justices will meet privately on Thursday for the first time since a leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade.

The meeting comes amid concerns over the future of abortion rights in the country.

The meeting will be held in the judges’ private paneled conference room and could be a tense affair.

No one but the judges is present, and the youngest of them, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, is responsible for taking notes, the Associated Press reported.

An abortion rights activist protests outside the United States Supreme Court on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in Washington.

(Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Sravasti DasguptaMay 12, 2022 07:18

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Michael Flynn says US military ‘persecutes’ him for taking money from Russian government TV station

Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, claims he is being “persecuted” by the military trying to recover nearly $40,000 he was paid by the Russian government.

Olivier O’ConnellMay 12, 2022 06:10

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Is the wellness center a hotel or a clinical facility? https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/is-the-wellness-center-a-hotel-or-a-clinical-facility/ Tue, 10 May 2022 10:01:00 +0000 https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/is-the-wellness-center-a-hotel-or-a-clinical-facility/ MUMBAI: At dawn, you will invariably find guests at any naturopathic center practicing pranayama (deep breathing) on ​​its lush lawns. Typically, additional yoga exercises, Ayurvedic treatments, massages, etc., as specifically prescribed by the resort doctors for each individual, fill the day’s schedule. When staying in a scenic setting, the issue of the Goods and Services […]]]>
MUMBAI: At dawn, you will invariably find guests at any naturopathic center practicing pranayama (deep breathing) on ​​its lush lawns. Typically, additional yoga exercises, Ayurvedic treatments, massages, etc., as specifically prescribed by the resort doctors for each individual, fill the day’s schedule.
When staying in a scenic setting, the issue of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) being levied on the final bill may seem remote. But, according to tax experts, only a lucky few, where the station relies on solid legal advice or has obtained a favorable advance ruling, can escape the GST levy.
For others, the stay could be likened to that of a hotel, with a GST levy of 18% for example (this would depend on the room rate) payable on their final invoice.
Recently the Appeal Authority for Advance Rulings (AAAR) of the State of Uttarakhand in the case of Corbett Nature Reserve ruled that its naturopathic center could not apply for GST exemption . The AAAR has confirmed the ruling issued by the Advance Rulings Authority.
In this case, the plaintiff argued that the health care services provided by an independent unit within the resort, namely: Aahana Naturopathy Center, is a clinical facility that provides natural cures and yoga therapies.
It has a licensed doctor on its rosters and the facilities offered by this unit are available not only to in-house clients but are open to everyone.
The Center is registered under the Clinical Establishments Act 2010. Based on these facts, he argued that he qualified as a clinical establishment and should be eligible for exemption as a provider of “health care services” according to entry 74 of Notification 12/2017 .
However, the AAAR observed that the Corbett Nature Preserve had advertised and marketed its lodging service as a primary service and naturopathy as an additional service. Thus, the entire service package was composite in nature. Moreover, since accommodation services were the predominant element, they would constitute the principal supply.
After analyzing the notification, the AAAR determined that all services provided in connection with or in addition to accommodation services would also be subject to GST. These auxiliary or complementary activities have a proximal link with the accommodation services.
Although this decision was made by the appeal authority, it still only binds the applicant and the TPS officials. In the past, there have been several divergent decisions on this issue.
The AAR-Gujarat Bench of the GST Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR), in the case of Nimba Nature Cure Village (a unit of Oswal Industries), had also ruled that its services did not fall under the category of “Advance Rulings Services”. health care by a clinical establishment” and would not qualify for the GST exemption.
The AAR had noted that the services provided by Nimba Nature Cure Village were a composite service – including accommodation, food and therapy.
Payments received from customers depended on the type of room chosen and the type of occupancy (single or double). There was no option for guests to enjoy wellness therapy without opting for accommodation. Thus, the “accommodation service” was the main supply and the GST rates relating thereto would apply.
Incidentally, in January 2019, the Goa bench of GST-AAR in the case of Devaaya Ayurveda & Nature Cure Center considered it to be a clinical facility and the services it offered were services health care. Thus, he was entitled to the GST exemption.
“Contradictory decisions sow confusion and defeat the very purpose of providing certainty. Although the opinions of one ruling authority are not binding on another, judicial discipline would suggest that at least detailed reasoning should be provided for not applying another ruling,” says Sunil Gabhawalla, Chartered Accountant and GST specialist.
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Jerusalem cocktail bar drops kosher certification to expand customer base https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/jerusalem-cocktail-bar-drops-kosher-certification-to-expand-customer-base/ Sun, 08 May 2022 13:10:30 +0000 https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/jerusalem-cocktail-bar-drops-kosher-certification-to-expand-customer-base/ When the new Brown Jerusalem boutique hotel opened in December, it also launched Ruhan, a kosher brasserie cocktail bar in the hotel lobby that served Redefine fish, pasta and meat made from herbs made in Israel – all under kosher certification from the religious organization Tzohar. Just four months later, the restaurant in central Jerusalem […]]]>

When the new Brown Jerusalem boutique hotel opened in December, it also launched Ruhan, a kosher brasserie cocktail bar in the hotel lobby that served Redefine fish, pasta and meat made from herbs made in Israel – all under kosher certification from the religious organization Tzohar.

Just four months later, the restaurant in central Jerusalem has decided to serve real meat, as well as butter sauces and creams, giving up its kosher certification. Kosher dietary laws prohibit the consumption of meat and milk together.

“We wanted to be successful, but we didn’t see it work with a kosher restaurant,” said Liran Alayoff, group manager of OTH, which is Brown Hotels’ restaurants, bars, clubs and events business. “Sometimes you’re able to get both types of customers, and sometimes you get none.”

The Brown Hotel chain, which will have more than 50 hotels in Israel, Greece and Europe by the end of 2022, has Tzohar certification at some of its kosher restaurants, while others have gained the most widely certified accepted by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.

He sought to experience this last opening of Jerusalem.

Although there are three other Brown hotels in Jerusalem – Villa Brown, Villa Brown Moshava and Brown Machane Yehuda – Ruhan was the group’s first full restaurant in Jerusalem.

He chose to work with Tzohar, which launched its own kosher certification agency in 2018 in a bid to break the grip of the chief rabbinate and gradually expanded its reach into food establishments in Israel.

Redefine meat-stuffed cabbage at Brown Jerusalem’s Hotel Ruhan, where the vegan meat substitute has created wider options for a kosher menu, April 2022 (Courtesy Anatoly Michaelo)

Ruhan hired Orel Kimchi, a well-known chef from the Popina restaurant in Neve Tzedek in Tel Aviv, who created a savory menu of dishes such as pumpkin carpaccio sprinkled with parmesan cheese, savory bread pudding with fresh cream and cabbage stuffed with Redefine meat served with kohlrabi cream and almond chimichurri.

“It’s great material,” Kimchi said, speaking about Redefine Meat a few weeks ago to Ruhan. “I have no problem creating a kosher menu. These are the ingredients and you work with them.

Ruhan’s menu was considered exciting for kosher diners in Jerusalem, with unusual offerings and an excellent Israeli wine list, as well as inspired cocktails featuring locally made spirits. Guests included tourists and locals, some clearly observant Jews and some not, in the boutique hotel’s intimate first-floor space.

The exterior of the Brown Jerusalem Hotel which opened its Ruhan kosher restaurant in December 2021, deciding a few months later to lose its kosher certification in order to attract a different clientele (Courtesy Karin Perez)

But the number of customers who came was not enough, Alayoff said. Neither does the Tzohar certification.

“We were on the seam,” he said. “We didn’t offer kosher certification with the Jerusalem rabbinate and we didn’t serve real meat. So the kosher customers would call us and say, “Ah, you’re Tzohar, that’s not kosher enough for us; and the non-kosher diners said, “What, no meat?”

Ruhan won’t be outright trif, insisted Shahaf Segal, who handles public relations for the Brown Hotel Group, based on the fact that it will not serve seafood or pork. But the kitchen will mix meat and milk, making it completely non-kosher.

Strictly kosher hotels in Israel must have separate kitchens for meat and dairy, and kosher restaurants serve either meat or dairy, but not both.

Kosher food establishments must close on the Sabbath, and Ruhan can now remain open on Friday evenings and Saturdays – another benefit of not being kosher.

Being kosher felt like a liability, Segal said, even in Jerusalem with its large observant population.

“We’re used to places in Tel Aviv where you open and the crowd is excited, they show up right away,” she said. “Jerusalem is different. It takes time.”

Bacon cheese sticks from Zuni, a non-kosher Jerusalem bistro that has built its business on its non-kosher comfort food and Sabbath hours (Courtesy of Zuni Instagram)

Jerusalem is different, agreed Anat Kirsh, longtime owner of Zuni, a non-kosher bistro in the nearby cobblestone neighborhood of Nahalat Shiva.

Kirsh and her ex-husband opened Zuni 16 years ago in what was a dilapidated former carpentry workshop, bringing a taste of their hometown of Tel Aviv to the capital with a 24/7 bistro 7 which serves breakfast and brunch as well as lunch, dinner and drinks. , Every day of the week.

They later brought Zuni’s famous French toast and the spirit of Tel Aviv to New York’s Upper West Side.

The couple later separated and Kirsh returned to Israel with her children, continuing to run Zuni Jerusalem and commuting from Tel Aviv almost daily.

Anat Kirsh, owner of Zuni, at the front door of the Nahalat Shiva bistro in Jerusalem, which serves non-kosher comfort food seven days a week. (Courtesy Anat Kirsh)

“With the people of Jerusalem, you have to be patient,” Kirsh said, recalling the long, empty nights in Zuni’s first year in business. “It’s very hard here. The people of Jerusalem are wary of new places. But once you have them, they are yours forever.

Zuni has remained open during the coronavirus shutdowns, with its kitchen staff making home deliveries. Customers would often call, telling Kirsh to swipe their credit card or place “unnecessary” orders because they wanted her to survive.

Zuni survived, although the gastro pub is no longer open all night and Kirsh has had more difficulty finding good servers – a persistent problem for restaurateurs during the pandemic.

Yet his Jerusalem establishment will never become a kosher restaurant, Kirsh said; some of his favorites are BLTs, bacon shakshuka and mussels. That said, she is convinced that every non-kosher restaurant in Jerusalem has a plan B for going kosher.

“The question is,” Kirsh said, “when do you need to use this plan B?”

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Closure notice served to hotels for storing expired food | Kochi News https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/closure-notice-served-to-hotels-for-storing-expired-food-kochi-news/ Fri, 06 May 2022 22:30:00 +0000 https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/closure-notice-served-to-hotels-for-storing-expired-food-kochi-news/ Kochi: Following the increasing number of food poisoning cases reported in various parts of the state, health officials from the district and the local body carried out a massive inspection of hotels and restaurants in the district on Friday .Officials issued notices to many establishments that were found to be in violation of the rules […]]]>
Kochi: Following the increasing number of food poisoning cases reported in various parts of the state, health officials from the district and the local body carried out a massive inspection of hotels and restaurants in the district on Friday .
Officials issued notices to many establishments that were found to be in violation of the rules and operating in unsanitary conditions.
A team led by District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr V Jayasree carried out raids on six hotels on MG Road and Kaloor. Of these, two hotels were found operating without employee health cards and were told to close. Four hotels were discovered operating in unsanitary conditions and were told to resume operations after cleaning the hotels and obtaining further approval from the authorities.
It was found that packaged food was kept in the freezers without an expiry date or date of manufacture, as stipulated in the food safety law. Food was also found to be cooked using rusty utensils.
“We found unsanitary conditions in all the hotels we inspected. Expired food was found stored in the freezer, cooked and uncooked food was stored together, and food was kept open. Hotels that have been asked to close for lack of health cards can resume operations after obtaining the health cards and producing them in front of us. Health officials in the respective areas are also carrying out inspections in hotels,” she said.
Officers checked required licenses, employee health cards, food quality and hygiene conditions at all hotels and restaurants. Health authorities said the inspection will also continue in the coming days.
Health workers from all local agencies also carried out inspections. On Friday, four out of 10 hotels inspected in Thrikkakara were found keeping expired food in freezers to serve to customers and seized it. Authorities said such hotels would be given notice and a fine of up to Rs 5,000 would be levied against various violations.
“Al Faham chicken meat, dough, fish and other items were found in the freezer. The uncooked fish was about a week old. The inspection took place in the morning to check if expired food was kept in freezers before being served to customers,” a health official from Thrikkakara Municipality said.
Meanwhile, Kalamassery municipality health officials on Friday inspected 11 restaurants, which operate only in the evening and serve food items like shawarma. Among them, five were found working in unsanitary conditions and without employee health cards. They received notices to rectify the issues within seven days.
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Five times the Supreme Court overturned a precedent https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/five-times-the-supreme-court-overturned-a-precedent/ Wed, 04 May 2022 23:28:00 +0000 https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/five-times-the-supreme-court-overturned-a-precedent/ The leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion this week that would overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision has raised new questions about when, if at all, a court decision can be safely considered as an “established law”. One of the foundations of US law is the doctrine of stare decisis, the principle […]]]>

The leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion this week that would overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision has raised new questions about when, if at all, a court decision can be safely considered as an “established law”.

One of the foundations of US law is the doctrine of stare decisis, the principle that courts are generally bound to abide by prior decisions. Yet the Supreme Court also left itself some leeway, noting repeatedly that following precedent is not an “inexorable command.”

The current clash over Roe’s fate is not the first time the court has grappled with the tension between respecting past rulings and flexibility to maneuver.

Here are five great historical examples of cases where the Supreme Court reversed itself.

Plessy v Ferguson (reversed by Brown v. Board of Education)

The Supreme Court ruled in Plessy V. Ferguson (1896) that segregation on the basis of race was legal, a decision which was not overturned for over 50 years.

The Plessy decision is named after Homer A. Plessy, who challenged a Louisiana law that created separate wagons for blacks and whites, arguing that it violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment.

In this case, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of segregation, as long as it was separate but equal.

In 1951, 13 parents, with Oliver Brown named as plaintiff, sued the Topeka Board of Education in Kansas in a direct challenge to precedent.

In 1954, the court finally overturned Plessy V. Ferguson, finding segregation based on race to be unconstitutional under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

“The segregation of white and colored children in public schools has a detrimental effect on colored children,” Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote in the unanimous opinion.

“Separating them from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a sense of inferiority about their status in the community that can affect their hearts and minds in ways that will never be undone,” Warren continued.

Lochner v. New York (reversed by West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish)

New York State passed the Bakeshop Act in 1896 in an effort to support workers’ rights.

The law established limits on working hours, including a policy prohibiting a bakery employee from working more than 60 hours per week.

Joseph Lochner, the owner of a bakery, was charged with breaking the law and he sued all the way to the Supreme Court.

In Lochner v. New York (1905), the court ruled that the law interfered with employer–employee contracts and was an excess of government, as well as a violation of the due process clause of the 14th Amendment.

Until 1937, the rule was the law of the land. The courts have adhered to precedent, invalidating similar labor cases.

West Coast Hotel Co. c. Parrish (1937) put labor rights in a new light.

The case involved a new minimum wage hike imposed by the Industrial Welfare Committee and the Supervisor of Women in Industry in the Washington government. They raised the minimum wage to $14.50 for every 48 hour work week for female workers.

Elsie Parrish, who worked for West Coast Hotel Company, sued the company for not giving her the new basic minimum wage standard.

The Supreme Court, considering whether a minimum wage law violated the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, ruled that it was constitutional to enact a minimum wage law.

The decision ended the Lochner era and the court’s long avoidance of regulating cases.

Bowers v Hardwick (reversed by Lawrence v Texas)

Michael Hardwick was arrested by a police officer in Georgia in 1982 for sodomy and prosecuted, challenging state law and naming then-Attorney General Michael J. Bowers in that lawsuit.

The Supreme Court ruled in 1986 that there was no constitutional protection for sodomy and that states could prohibit same-sex activity.

In Lawrence v. Texas (2003), the court reversed the decision entirely. In a 6-3 decision, the judges ruled for John Lawrence, who had been convicted under a buggery law. The court said making it a felony for two men to have sex violated the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The decision would also pave the way for the landmark 2015 decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, who legalized same-sex marriage in the United States.

Wolf v. Colorado (reversed by Mapp v. Ohio)

In the 1949 case Wolf vs Colorado, Julius A. Wolf, Charles H. Fulton and Betty Fulton were charged with conspiracy to perform an abortion.

Wolf disputed the evidence used against him, arguing that it was seized unlawfully and in violation of his Fourth Amendment right.

The court, however, said illegally obtained evidence should not be excluded from court by default.

Years later, Mapp v. Ohio (1961) saw another stunning reversal of Supreme Court precedent.

In that case, judges ruled in favor of Dollree Mapp, who was found guilty of possessing obscene material during an unlawful police search of her home for a separate investigation into a missing fugitive.

Mapp had challenged the case and the evidence against her on the basis of a violation of her Fourth Amendment rights. The judges agreed with his argument.

“The despicable shortcut to conviction left open to the state tends to destroy the whole system of constitutional restraints upon which the liberties of the people rest,” Justice Tom Clark wrote in the majority opinion.

“Having once recognized that the right to privacy enshrined in the Fourth Amendment is enforceable against states, and that the right to be protected from gross invasions of privacy by state agents is, therefore, constitutional in origin, we can no longer allow this right to remain an empty promise,” Clark added.

Pace v. Alabama (reversed by Loving v. Virginia)

Pace V. Alabama (1882) concerned Tony Pace, an African-American man, and Mary Cox, a white woman, charged with adultery and fornication in Alabama under a law that severely punished interracial intercourse.

Pace filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court, arguing that it violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The judges ruled that Alabama’s law did not conflict with the Constitution, despite harsher penalties for African Americans in violation.

In Loving v. Virginia (1967), the Supreme Court overturned that decision in another case – almost 100 years later.

Mildred Jeter, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, were arrested in Virginia and sentenced to one year in prison for violating a law banning interracial marriages.

Loving challenged the law, arguing that it was a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The Supreme Court agreed.

“Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry or not marry a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the state,” Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote. in the majority opinion.

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Preliminary hearing against suspect in hotel room homicide begins https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/preliminary-hearing-against-suspect-in-hotel-room-homicide-begins/ Mon, 02 May 2022 21:17:11 +0000 https://bw-donningtonmanor.co.uk/preliminary-hearing-against-suspect-in-hotel-room-homicide-begins/ Content of the article Evidence began Monday as part of a preliminary inquiry into whether a Calgary man will stand trial for murder in connection with the death of a woman in a hotel room in the city. Content of the article Vladimir Ngbangbo Soki is charged with second degree murder in the March 23, […]]]>

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Evidence began Monday as part of a preliminary inquiry into whether a Calgary man will stand trial for murder in connection with the death of a woman in a hotel room in the city.

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Vladimir Ngbangbo Soki is charged with second degree murder in the March 23, 2021 death of Sharilyn Shelley Ann Gagnon. He also faces an aggravated assault charge in connection with the injuries sustained by a second victim, Beff Wolfchild, around the same time Gagnon died.

At the request of defense attorney Adriano Iovinelli, Provincial Court Judge Karim Jivraj imposed a publication ban on evidence presented by Crown prosecutors Terrence Mazerolle and Fiorella Avolio.

While the hearing is scheduled for an entire week, Mazerolle indicated that it could conclude as early as Tuesday. He and Avolio would have to call three witnesses to establish an evidentiary basis for a committal.

The standard for a judge to incarcerate a defendant is low and all it takes is for a jury to be able to weigh a few pieces of evidence for an order to be made.

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Soki, 30, was formally charged with murder three days after Gagnon’s body was discovered in a room at the Airport Traveller’s Inn, located at 1809 – 19th St. NE

Police responded to reports of unrest around 8 p.m. on March 23, 2021 at the hotel.

There they found a body later identified as 33-year-old Gagnon.

Soki was also charged with aggravated assault in connection with an aggravated assault, police say, linked to the woman’s death.

Upon discovery of Gagnon’s body, police issued a statement in which homicide Staff Sgt. Martin Schiavetta said that murder was believed to have been targeted and domestic in nature.

If ultimately found guilty, Soki, who remains in custody, faces an automatic life sentence with a parole ineligibility set between 10 and 25 years.

KMartin@postmedia.com

On Twitter: @KMartinCourts

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