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Abramovich’s ex-wife, Ivanka Trump’s girlfriend, in the hot seat

Even before the UK issued sanctions against Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich on Thursday, he was on the figurative trail, trying to sell his Chelsea football club and 15-bedroom mansion near Kensington Palace, and allegedly sent his Boeing plane and two mega-yachts to places where they cannot be seized. Unfortunately for …

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A Hilton Hotel’s Plan to Win More Corporate Retirement Business

When some of automaker Toyota’s top technicians check into the Hilton The Foundry hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, they’ll receive special vests that can block cellphone signals — a feature many people would love. have in these times always connected. The ‘Turbo Puff’ jacket benefit is just one part of …

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Keller Williams expands into Guyana amid record global growth

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Keller Williams (KW), the world’s largest real estate franchise by number of agents, continues to grow rapidly across the globe. As of December 31, 2021, KW increased sales volume by 88.7% outside the United States and Canada to $12.1 billion, compared to YE ’20. “We closed 2021 with …

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Serbian gang leader offers to testify on major criminal cases

Veljko Belivuk. Illustration: Igor Vujcic/BIRN Veljko Belivuk, known as “Velja Nevolja” (“Trouble Velja”), a leader of the Janjicari (Janissaries), a notorious so-called group of football fans known for their ties to the ruling Serbian Progressive Party, offered to be a witness in several high-profile criminal cases on Tuesday, N1 TV …

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The best time to use your points and airline miles

Frances Meredith of Raleigh, North Carolina, used an American Airlines-branded credit card for everything from groceries to medical expenses during the pandemic, racking up points with nowhere to spend them. It meant she had a lot to redeem when her family of four decided it was time for a winter …

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Congress moves to ban Russian energy imports and end favorable trade

A bipartisan group of lawmakers said Monday they would move forward with legislation banning imports of Russian energy into the United States and suspending normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus in response to the US invasion. ‘Ukraine. The legislation aims to inflict further financial hardship on Russia and Belarus, …

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For average Russians, Western sanctions over Ukraine war are starting to bite

MOSCOW — Viktoriya and Yevgeny Vinnikov had carefully planned a trip this month to Bulgaria, even traveling hundreds of miles to get a Covid-19 vaccine that would allow them to enter the European Union. They had booked on the low-cost Hungarian airline Wizz Air and had booked into a comfortable …

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WHAT’S NEW IN THE BAHAMAS IN MARCH

The Bahamas Islands are now offering TSA PreCheck travelers in Nassau! First TSA pre-screening lane outside the United States. Tweet that Make your vacation easier with relaxed travel measures – From February 20, 2022the government of Bahamian relaxed testing protocols on the island for all travellers, replacing the previously required …

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Keller Williams Reports Fourth Quarter 2021 and Year-End Results

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Keller Williams (“KW”), the World’s Largest Real Estate Technology Franchise by Agent, Reports Fourth Quarter 2021 and Year-End Results, After Achieved Significant Growth, Achieved Technology Milestones and Topped the Rankings franchise and corporate culture. “In the midst of a hypercompetitive market, 2021 has been a banner year for …

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Montenegro arrests US fugitives convicted of $18m fraud

Montenegrin police officer on patrol in the capital Podgorica. Photo. BIRN/Samir Kajosevic Montenegrin police on Wednesday arrested three fraudsters who fled after being convicted in the United States of stealing more than $18 million in COVID-19 relief loans to buy luxury goods and real estate. The US Justice Department said …

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Comment: Organized crime in Serbia is a state matter – Exit

Over the past decade, Serbia has seen a mutating expansion in the construction sector, a branch which, due to poor regulation and almost no control, is perfect for laundering illegally acquired capital. It is impossible to talk about organized crime in Serbia without mentioning the state itself, which, in essence, …

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Miloš Pušić’s Working Class Serbian Heroes: A Call to Battle

Small, low-budget productions often provide a better insight into current realities than the multimillion-dollar projects celebrated each year at the Berlin International Film Festival (the Berlinale). This year, in particular, a striking contradiction was apparent. Taking its lead from the German government, Berlinale management insisted on the in-person festival despite …

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Dos and Don’ts of the North Macedonia Investor Program

North Macedonia is a small Balkan country located in the southeastern region of Europe. Landlocked by many important countries such as Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia and Kosovo, the country is slowly emerging as a major industrial hub. Other than that, what puts North Macedonia at the top of the heap for …

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JFP bids for hotel projects in the United States in the context of the takeover | Business

JFP Limited, which makes furniture for retail stores and hotels, said it is currently bidding on Hyatt hotel projects in the United States, as part of a wider effort to enter markets in the Americas. , as a new source of income. It is also positioning itself for businesses of …

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Live News: Airbnb plans return to pre-pandemic reservations in Q1 as Omicron concerns fade

Kiev announced a new series of cyberattacks against government websites and banks, raising fears that Russia could launch an online offensive just hours after the Kremlin announced it would partially withdraw some 130,000 troops along the borders of Ukraine. Ukraine’s government said in a statement on Tuesday that two state-owned …

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Red Cross looking for 125 volunteers in Maine

The American Red Cross is recruiting new volunteers in Maine this winter to help with blood clinics and to respond to local emergencies by supporting people in times of need. Since last July, trained members of the Red Cross Disaster Response Team have responded to more than 165 home fires …

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Newmark: 2021 Year-End Life Sciences Overview and Market Clusters

2021 Year-End Life Sciences Overview and Market Clusters Life sciences remained one of the best performing niche sectors in real estate as tenant and investor demand for lab, incubator and biomanufacturing (BPF) space accelerated while throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact us Leave …

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Global Smart City Market to Reach $1,359.8 Billion by End of 2027, According to Coherent Market Insights

SEATTLE, February 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — According to Consistent market informationGlobal Smart cities market was rated at US$334.2 billion in 2018 and should reach a value of US$1,359.8 billion by 2027 to a 16.3% CAGR between 2017 and 2027. In recent years, there has been a focus on creating smarter …

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Density rather than dirt: Development study finds cities are shrinking | national news

David Bigelow’s older neighbors scoff when he tells them Montana residents aren’t turning farmland into streetscapes as fast as they used to. But the Montana State University researcher has the numbers to back up his claim, even as he gazes at the suburban sprawl between his condo in Bozeman and …

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US gives military helicopters to Croatia, Russia arms Serbs

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The United States on Thursday delivered two Black Hawk military helicopters to Croatia, which is engaged in a mini arms race with neighboring Russian ally Serbia amid simmering tensions in the region of the post-war Balkans. The U.S. Embassy in Croatia’s capital Zagreb said the donated …

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According to Nebo Bandovic, financial freedom looks like victory

Nebo Bandovic Achieving financial freedom does not happen by chance. It’s something you have to know how to work for, in most cases, all your life. For Nebo Bandovic, once you’ve achieved Fred’s true financial dim goal, there’s great joy in the achievement, and it’s an achievement you can take …

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As the pandemic continues, the local travel agency sees more and more travelers staying in the United States

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Tuesday was the national plan for a day off, and although it’s only January, it’s not too early to plan. Travel agency Wishing Well in Harrisonburg is seeing more and more people willing to book travel, but many are finding treasured destinations hidden across the United …

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Hotel CRM Software Market Outlook 2022 to 2031

New Jersey, United States,- Market Research Intellect has released a new publication on the Hotel CRM Software Market titled “Hotel CRM Software Market Analysis and Forecast 2022”. The publication provides an in-depth assessment of the global automotive chassis dynamometer market based on competition. , market dynamics, market segmentation and other …

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Live News: Cathay Pacific records up to $783m in losses in 2021 as Covid curbs bite

Cathay Pacific records up to $783m in losses in 2021 as Covid curbs bite Jennifer Creery in Hong Kong Empty Cathay Pacific check-in counters at Hong Kong International Airport © Chan Long Hei/Bloomberg Cathay Pacific posted losses of up to HK$6.1 billion ($783 million) last year as continued reduced demand …

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Hotels are using robots as receptionists and food deliverers

Hotels across the United States are using room service robots to ease the effects of labor shortages. Robots deliver food or items to hotel guests and are always available. They help hotel staff focus on crucial tasks like operating the front desk, according to Fox Business. Loading Something is loading. …

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Live News Jan 17: Moderna Chief Says Combined Flu and Covid Vaccine Will Be Available in 2023, Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Strike UAE, China’s Xi Defends ‘Common Prosperity’ Reforms

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking via video link at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum © AFP via Getty Images China’s drive for ‘common prosperity’ is not a pursuit of egalitarianism, President Xi Jinping has said in a rare international defense of the policy that rocked markets from …

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Jasmila Zbanic is reviled in Serbia and ‘disobedient’ at home

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina – A famous Bosnian director always knew her latest film, the heartbreaking drama of a mother trying in vain to save her husband and two sons from the Srebrenica massacre in 1995, would be criticized by Serbian nationalists. But filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic was surprised again when …

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80,000 Citi Premier Points Bonus Ends Soon

The Select editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles that our readers will find useful. We may receive a commission when you click on product links from our affiliate partners. Citi is an advertising partner. Select may receive an affiliate commission when you click on product …

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Dance floors forever: a special photography

Photographers who work at night know better than anyone how well the human eye adapts to the absence of light. The rest of us tend to take night vision for granted or realize that we have it, in the middle of the night or stepping out of a dark theater, …

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Peak in vacation bookings as COVID-19 pre-departure tests removed | Economic news

Holiday bookings have rebounded sharply after the lifting of travel restrictions triggered pent-up demand for breaks, the boss of travel operator Jet2 said. Managing Director Steve Heapy told Sky News bookings increased 150% earlier this week as the government removed pre-departure testing for passengers arriving in Britain and relaxed requirements …

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Top Companies Analysis of Hotel Management Software Market Size in 2021 and Forecast to 2028

New Jersey, United States, – Market Research Intellect has been analyzing the hotel management software technology and markets since 2018. Since then, through the analysis of company research, we have been very close to the latest market research and development. In addition, Market Research Intellect works closely with many clients …

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to haunt the Spanish coast: the ghost hotel of Algarrobico | Print only

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Group in British Columbia seeks to build smaller, more comfortable long-term care units after COVID-19

VANCOUVER – Rows of rooms line a long, narrow hallway where a large aluminum cart stacked with food trays is parked while front desk staff check in visitors and offer surgical masks. VANCOUVER – Rows of rooms line a long, narrow hallway where a large aluminum cart stacked with food …

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Advantages, disadvantages, culture, nature, fire season

Eugenia H. is a 45-year-old jeweler who moved to Bozeman, Montana from Massachusetts. She and her husband, Russell, have found great jobs and love the many outdoor activities. They are still adjusting to less diversity, wildfire season and a demoralizing housing market. This narrated essay is based on a conversation …

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Dispute between US and Ireland over hotel rooms for Reagan’s visit to Tipperary

A feud erupted between Irish and American officials before US President Ronald Reagan visited Ireland in 1984 over the allocation of hotel rooms to those around him. U.S. officials have complained that Irish authorities are planning to accommodate Mr. Reagan’s staff and traveling U.S. media in 41 different hotels during …

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The best RFE / RL surveys of the year

There is a problem with the remote and sprawling network of pipelines and pumping stations that helps Russia move its vast oil resources, making it the world’s second-largest exporter of crude. People are stealing oil. And it’s not just ordinary citizens: they are sophisticated organized criminal groups, operating under the …

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Books to read in the new year

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Looking for new books to read as you ring in the New Year? The folks at E Shaver Bookseller have plenty of ideas to help you out, whatever genre you’re interested in. “The lyrics: 1956 to today” by Paul McCartney Released in two volumes that can …

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There is so much to love at the Ojai Valley Inn

Let’s start with the stunning location which has been a favorite getaway for Angelenos for almost a century. Then there is the very popular golf course as well as a range of guest experiences that could inspire longer stays. But for foodies, the Ojai Valley Inn is a very special …

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4 charts show what the travel industry looks like 2 years after Covid started

Despite the rise of the omicron variant, the travel industry is showing signs of recovery. Olga Khorkova | iStock Editorial | Getty Images After a year of heavy losses, the travel industry is finally showing signs of a rebound – even as the emergence of the omicron variant of Covid-19 …

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Kosovo Serbs close to Serbian leadership join US blacklist

Authorities in Kosovo have welcomed the decision of the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, OFAC, to impose sanctions on controversial Serbian businessman from Kosovo, Zvonko Veselinovic, Milan Radoicic and 12 others. According to OFAC, Veselinovic heads an organized criminal group “engaged in a large-scale corruption program with security …

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Marriott International plans to launch more than 30 luxury hotels around the world in 2022

From the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Cannes, Marriott International, Inc. today announced its intention to launch more than 30 luxury hotels in 2022, creating the rare and rewarding experiences that today’s luxury travelers hui need with its unrivaled portfolio of dynamic luxury brands. Through the world-renowned hospitality brands of …

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Wave of violence threatens to shatter Cancun tourism bubble

Fifty years ago, the Mexican island of Cancún was home to a small fishing village and deserted beaches. Today, it’s one of Latin America’s most visited vacation destinations, with its shores teeming with hundreds of bathers, children playing in the white sands, and young tourists looking to party. After being …

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Best practices for corporate physical security

Protecting your business’ people, assets, and data properly requires a well-developed set of practical security guidelines that everyone in your organization should understand and follow. These warranties will vary considerably by company and location. For some businesses, these guarantees will focus on who can walk through the front door or …

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Seminole Tribe suspends sports betting application after losing court suspension offer

The Seminole Tribe’s Hard Rock Sportsbook on Saturday announced an immediate suspension of its Florida operations following an appeals court ruling that dismissed a request to continue online sports betting as it attempted to ‘overturn a decision of a lower court. “Due to the court of appeal ruling yesterday, the …

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Hunter Biden scheduled 2010 investment meeting with Serbian president, emails say

Hunter Biden arranged an investment meeting with the Serbian president and “wealthy people” – and planned to hitchhike with then-vice president Joe Biden when he traveled to Europe for an official visit, according to recently uncovered emails. Emails – published by Fox News Thursday – show that Hunter had been …

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People on the move at Travel + Leisure and Sonesta

Travel + Leisure has appointed a new CTO, while Sonesta has appointed a new management team in Windy City. Travel + Leisure Co. appoints Esfahani CTOTravel + Leisure Co. has appointed Sy Esfahani as Chief Technology Officer. He has over 30 years of experience as a technology leader for global …

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Savills and SRS Real Estate Partners form a strategic alliance

NEW YORK, NY – Savills and SRS Real Estate Partners have formed a strategic alliance. Through this alliance, clients of both companies will have access to further retail experts and cutting-edge retail consulting services. The alliance will enhance Savills’ existing retail capabilities in North America and complement its ability to …

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Online Travel Update: Expedia Partner Solutions Offers Carbon Neutral Hotel Stays; traditional offline travel management companies offer new technologies; Amazon Ads Target Travel Agencies | Foster Garvey PC

Traditional offline travel management companies bring new technology(“TMCs Unveil Technology Enhancements to GBTA,” November 17, 2021 via Business Travel News)(CWT plans $ 100 million technology investment, “Nov. 16, 2021 via Phocus Wire)Last week, two articles detailed the investments made by some of the largest traditional offline travel companies in new …

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Latest Updates: Second Day Of Sale Leaves Paytm 35% Down From IPO Price

What to watch in Europe today Leke Oso Alabi in London and William Langley in Hong Kong EU: The bloc publishes flash figures on consumer confidence on Monday. Eurozone consumer confidence cooled in August amid fears of the spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19, but remained above its pre-pandemic …

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China’s iron fist threatens Hong Kong’s financial future

Dimon’s trip may have spurred some tired bankers, but it angered others as well. His rivals, already furious that Hong Kong was tightening its rules earlier this month, are frustrated that the powerful banker was given “preferential” treatment for his 32-hour visit last week. Days after Dimon’s visit, Goldman’s Solomon …

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Online Travel Update: South Korean Regulators Review OTA Practices; Cruise bookings move online; Fairfly plans to offer a hotel solution – Media, Telecommunications, IT, Entertainment

United States: Online Travel Update: South Korean Regulators Review OTA Practices; Cruise bookings move online; Fairfly plans to offer a hotel solution 20 November 2021 Foster Garvey To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. Our friends in the cruise industry are making an appearance in this week’s …

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As a sign of thawing tensions, Serbia opens trade office in Jerusalem

Sign of the rise of trade relations – and a possible restoration of political ties – Serbia inaugurated its innovation and trade office in Jerusalem last week. The move comes after months of Serbian anger after Israel became embroiled in an American effort to negotiate a bitter dispute in the …

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The lifting of the travel ban in the United States is “a huge boon to travel”

Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky said live bookings on Yahoo Finance were on the rise thanks to the lifting of the ban on international travelers to the country by the Biden administration. October 15. President Joe Biden announced that the US borders will be reopened to international tourists from …

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US travel ban lifted: latest updates as first London-New York flights take off

After nearly 20 months, the United States is finally reopening to international tourists today. The unprecedented travel ban, implemented in March 2020 in response to the pandemic, has allowed travelers from the UK, EU and various other countries around the world to enter the US for just one handful of …

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Spotlight on special services for loans to troubled hotels: bankruptcies, receiverships and practices – In search of solutions 2021 – Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment

United States: Spotlight on Special Services for Lending to Distressed Hotels: Bankruptcies, Receiverships and Practices – Fishing For Solutions 2021 05 November 2021 Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. Click to see our category-killer experience with hotels. See also our …

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Vienna excludes unvaccinated from nightlife, considers testing for vaccinated – EURACTIV.com

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. EDAA 2021 Summit: engaging content, stellar speakers, free registration Whether it’s political speeches and DSA panels, conversations with DPAs, global privacy regimes, industry-leading innovations, self-regulatory best …

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Chicago West Loop Hotel Becomes City’s First All Street Mural Hotel | New

CHICAGO, November 2, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – The Chicago West Loop Hotel, an independent boutique concept inspired by the artistic ethos of its West Loop neighborhood, has become that of Chicago first hotel to integrate street art into every room. The dual-use property which also serves as an alternative …

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Newmark Hosts Sale of 280-Unit Luxury Multifamily Asset in Suburban Austin, Texas

November 1, 2021 9:30 a.m. Newmark announced that it has completed the sale of Cordevalle, a 280-unit luxury multi-family building located at 650 Louis Henna Boulevard in Round Rock, Texas. Vice President of Newmark Patton jones and general manager Andrew Dickson represented the seller, Internacional, in the sale. The buyer …

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EaseMyTrip makes its first acquisition in 13 years to strengthen its hotel offering

Traviate enables peer-to-peer transactions between hotels, online travel agencies, travel agents, and others. The acquisition would result in better profitability which would translate into cost savings for customers. The company had doubled its net profit to 61.4 crore in fiscal 2021. Online travel platform Easy trip planner – who bears …

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Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc., third

NEW YORK, October 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. (the “Company” or “ARI”) (NYSE: ARI), today announced its results for the quarter and period of nine months ended September 30, 2021. For the third quarter of 2021, net income available to common shareholders per diluted …

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Honeymoon in Baghdad | Coeur d’Alene Press

The first time Heidi Radkiewicz’s convoy was attacked, she mistook the sound of gunfire for a flat tire – a common occurrence in the heat of Iraq. But next to her, the truck driver was banging on the steering wheel. She quickly understood what was going on. She and the …

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Key appointments: Wyndham, Cordis, Kokomo and more

Here are some of the major moves we’ve seen over the past week. A new general manager is now in place at Club Wyndham Ballarat, with Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific introducing Philip Blain as the new manager. A native of the western districts of Victoria, Blain returned to his country …

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Montenegro set to experience highest level of economic growth in emerging Europe

Montenegro and Moldova will experience the highest levels of economic growth in emerging Europe in 2021, but the outlook is positive across the region. The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) expects the economies of emerging European countries to grow 5.4% this year. Its fall economy forecast, released on …

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Keller Williams Reports Record Increase in Sales Outside of US and Canada | National company

AUSTIN, Texas – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 19, 2021– Keller williams (KW), the world’s largest real estate technology franchise by agent count, continues to grow rapidly across the globe. As of September 30, KW had more than doubled its sales volume outside the United States and Canada to $ 8.6 …

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Newmark: Hires Mike Smith as Northwest Market Leader

October 18, 2021 1:30 PM Newmark¹ announces that it has hired Mike Smith as Executive Vice President and Market Manager for its Northwestern US region. Smith, who takes office on Nov. 8, will be responsible for Newmark’s presence in the Northwest market, working on the strategic expansion of customer services …

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Paula Badosa outlasts Victoria Azarenka to win Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif .– In its usual March dates, the BNP Paribas Open has been a launching pad for major talent in recent years. Naomi Osaka won the title in 2018 and then won the US Open, upsetting Serena Williams in the final. Bianca Andreescu won the title in 2019 …

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Letter to the Editor: Morrison the right choice for Bozeman City Commission | Letters

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Is it safe to visit family or take a vacation?

For Jim Jacobs, deciding to travel while on vacation has always been easy. Normally, he and his wife would fly from Tampa to Los Angeles, where they would enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with their daughter, son-in-law and extended family. But last year, with COVID cases soaring during the holidays, …

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Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) raised to “buy” from Zacks Investment Research

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, Zacks.com reports. The brokerage firm currently has a target price of $ 26.00 on the shares of the REIT. Zacks Investment Research’s price …

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2 shares to buy according to Motilal Oswal’s recommendations

Buy the stock of Indian hotels According to the company, the faster recovery in demand in the leisure travel segment contributed to Indian Hotel’s performance in FY21. “The sector should project accelerated growth in 2HFY22 in national and international hotels. The current demand from the leisure segment is high, while …

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4 distinguished alumni inducted into the University of Hawaii’s Shidler Hall of Honor

(L to R) Sherry Menor-McNamara, JD / MBA ’05, President and CEO of the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce; Elliot Mills, BBA ’93, Vice President, Hotel Operations at Disneyland Resort and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa; Shannon Okinaka, BBA ’96, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Hawaiian Airlines; …

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Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington, DC lost over $ 70 million during presidency, despite foreign government revenue

WASHINGTON – Former President Donald Trump’s business lost more than $ 70 million in its Washington, DC hotel during its four years in office despite millions of dollars received from foreign governments, documents show Friday by a congressional committee investigating his business. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform said …

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Pandora Papers: 10 countries in urgent need of …

In 2018, Transparency International Czech Republic found Prime Minister Andrej BabiÅ¡ to be the sole beneficiary of two trust funds that held shares in the Czech conglomerate Agrofert, which was to receive large EU grants. Their discovery was possible thanks to the free and public platform of Slovakia where information …

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Osorio’s goal ties Canada 1-1 with Mexico in World Cup qualifier

MEXICO CITY – Four games before the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying final round and Canada are unbeaten, turning heads and raising expectations. The Canadian men rallied to tie Mexico 1-1 on a Jonathan Osorio goal on Thursday, collecting a valuable away point against the top-ranked team in North America, Central …

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The elite of emerging Europe and the Pandora Papers

More than a few political leaders in Central and Eastern Europe have been embarrassed by the leak of the Pandora Papers. On October 3, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released 11.9 million leaked financial documents, exposing the offshore secret accounts of 35 world executives and 100 billionaires, celebrities …

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book commemorates 150 years of fishing | Free content

“The fish came first,” said Jeff Trandahl in the prologue to “America’s Bountiful Waters,” a book released this year commemorating 150 years of fisheries conservation and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Trandahl, CEO and Executive Director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in Washington, DC, takes readers back …

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SmartRyde, a Japanese online platform for airport transfers, drives global expansion with the A series – TechCrunch

SmartRyde, a Japanese platform for pre-booked online airport transfer services, is a marketplace that connects travelers with local transport operators / online travel agencies (OTAs). Sota Kimura, co-founder and CEO of SmartRyde, founded SmartRyde in 2017 after struggling to find a taxi from the airport to the hotel when traveling …

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Green, Conservative candidates team up to defeat Orbán – EURACTIV.com

The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Before you start reading today’s edition of the Capitals, don’t hesitate to take a look at the leak before the Western Balkans summit “EU leaders reaffirm …

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Museum to Host Book Signings at Gold Beach | New

The Curry Historical Society invites the community to join in the celebration with a book signing for Bo Shindler on October 8 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the museum located at 29419 Ellensburg Ave. at Gold Beach. Tim Scullen will present a reading from Bo Shindler’s book “With …

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Vui ends visit to Dubai: “We will have new drugs to fight the coronavirus” PHOTO – PoliticsEnglish

The President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vui, addresses the citizens of Dubai, where the world exhibition “Expo 2020 Dubai” is being held. Source: B92 Sunday 3 October 2021 | 1:30 p.m. Foto: Printskrin / buducnostsrbijeav Vui thanked Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed for his visit to the Serbian pavilion. “Yesterday we had …

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Groups work on solutions to invasive plants and algae blooms in Belgrade’s Lake District

BELGRADE – While kayaking in August on the Serpentine Stream, which connects the northern and eastern ponds of the Belgrade Lake District, Bonny Jones noticed an aquatic plant she had never seen before. She decided to take a sample of the plant, which tangled on the surface but had no …

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Book review: “The magician” by Colm Tóibín is magic | Arts

The magician By DREW GALLAGHER FOR FREE LANCE – STAR Let me start by offering my humble and concise summary of Colm Tóibín’s novel “The Magician” for the paperback presentation pages: “The Magician” is magic! Tóibín is, of course, a literary heavyweight, so I doubt my influence or that of …

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Kenny Huang Joanne XieFujian province China Ping Garden

WORCESTER – When restaurant owner Kenny Huang came to the United States over two decades ago from China, he could not speak English and worked in a Chinese restaurant in town six days a week while learning English. English in a religious school. Huang said the religious school served immigrants …

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‘Kisaan’: Monrovia children’s author publishes book to honor grandfather and spotlight Indian farmers | Books

A little girl with long dark braids and a little boy wearing a green turban are looking at the pages of a picture book, smiling happily under three bubbles. “My name is Simran,” said the little girl. “My name is Sehaj,” adds his brother. Then, together: “Join us on a …

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Women oppose Texas abortion law in Belgrade, Waterville

BELGRADE – Bia Winter, 75, of Mount Vernon, and Jo Josephson, 80, of Temple, chatted as singer Andra Day’s “Rise Up” performed behind them and more than 60 locals gathered to Stand Up for Women’s Rights and Speak Out The recently passed anti-abortion laws in Texas take women’s reproductive rights …

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Fidelity Charitable Exposed For Funding Hate Groups, Activists Demand Disclosure

‘Cause neutral’ – when it comes to funding charities, this is the declared philosophy from the largest philanthropic institution in the United States. Any charity, regardless of its mission, can receive grants with only superficial screening. In the case of Fidelity Charitable, $ 4.9 million was funneled to 31 hate …

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Healthcare workers must demand face masks that are better for the environment

Healthcare workers care for patients, not the planet. (Marcio Jose Sanchez | AP photo) In this photo from April 30, 2020, a person wearing a mask walks past a recently painted fresco with a depiction of the famous “American Gothic” painting by artist Grant Wood, but with the subjects wearing …

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The original M16 manual was a Vietnam War comic

The introduction of the M16 as the standard infantry rifle for the US military was meant to be a revolution. After spending a few years with the bulky M14, the American soldiers would carry a new light rifle with a larger capacity magazine and lighter ammunition that was just as …

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Fly Now Pay Later is coming to the hospitality industry

Fly Now Pay Later, a growing UK financial technology company that offers consumers a new, more flexible way to finance travel around the world, has entered into an agreement with the global hotel reservation network, HotelsOne. The nature of the new partnership will provide flexible funding for FNPL clients who …

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Amazon launches the Astro home robot

This article is an on-site version of our #techFT newsletter. Sign up here to receive the full newsletter straight to your inbox every day of the week “There are some really nice gadgets,” said Ben Whishaw, aka Q, on the red carpet for the world premiere of No time to …

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Serbia and Hungary: illiberal axis or confluence of interests?

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić traveled to Budapest to meet with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orbán earlier this month. On this occasion, the two signed a strategic partnership agreement. Hungary became the seventh country with which Serbia has a strategic partnership agreement, after France, Italy, Russia, China, United Arab Emirates …

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Press review: German elections impact Nord Stream 2’s fate and Russian fuel prices explode – Press review

Rossiyskaya Gazeta: German election results will influence Nord Stream 2 Nord Stream 2 could be affected by the results of the recent elections in Germany, as well as the new sanctions by the United States, writes Rossiyskaya Gazeta. While it is not possible to demolish the constructed pipeline, it is …

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Global Online Travel Market Research Report (2021-2026)

DUBLIN, September 27, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The report “Online Travel Market Research Report by Services Type, by Mode of Booking, by Region – Global Forecast to 2026 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19” has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Research and Markets logo The size of the global online …

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NATO-led mission increases border patrols between Kosovo and Serbia

PRISTINA, Kosovo – The NATO-led KFOR mission in Kosovo increased its patrols Monday on the border with Serbia in a bid to defuse tensions between the two Balkan enemies over a license plate dispute. KFOR, with around 4,000 troops from 28 countries, is led by NATO but supported by the …

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Is the COVID vaccine the mark of the beast? What the book of Revelation says

The COVID-19 vaccine has been scientifically proven to save lives, but for a select group of people in the religious arena, a bigger question is at stake – eternal salvation. As the delta variant of the coronavirus spreads, many Americans are resistant to COVID-19 vaccines, some citing uncertainty of long-term …

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What is computer vision and how can it help your agency?

How computer vision algorithms work The most sophisticated computer vision algorithms are based on a kind of artificial intelligence known as a convolutional neural network. A CNN is a type of artificial neural network and is most often used to analyze visual images. What computer vision algorithms bring to the …

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Biparty panel summons close associates of Donald Trump over attack on Capitol Hill

Updates on the US Capitol Attack Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to know about news of the attack on the U.S. Capitol. A bipartisan panel investigating the January 6 attacks on the United States Capitol has subpoenaed four close associates of former President Donald Trump, …

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GEK TERNA Real Estate Construction SA: Strategic partnership between TERNA ENERGY and TITAN Cement Group to invest in waste treatment

Press release September 23, 2021 Strategic partnership between TITAN Cement Group and TERNA ENERGY invest in waste treatment TITAN Cement Group and TERNA Energy, as a joint venture, will participate in the public tender process for PPPs of mechanical and biological waste treatment (MBT) plants in Attica and Central Macedonia. …

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Albany State Graduates Releases New Book | Albany Herald Entertainment

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Protesters block border between Kosovo and Serbia, tension remains high

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) – The border between Kosovo and Serbia was blocked on Tuesday by Kosovo Serbs protesting a decision by Kosovo authorities to start removing Serbian license plates from cars entering the country. Trucks blocked the road to the Jarinje and Brnjak border post where small groups of Serbs …

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