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  • British firm secured Benghazi consulate contract with little experience (BO's outsourcing)

    10/15/2012 7:02:57 AM PDT · by Snuph · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 14 Oct 2012 | Damien McElroy, Richard Spencer and Raf Sanchez
    A small British firm based in south Wales had secured a contract to provide security for American diplomatic facilities in Benghazi despite having only a few months experience in the country. Sources have told the Daily Telegraph that just five unarmed locally hired Libyans were placed on duty at the compound on eight-hour shifts under a deal that fell outside the State Department's global security contracting system. Blue Mountain, the Camarthen firm that won a $387,000 (£241,000) one year contract from the US State Department to protect the compound in May, sent just one British employee, recruited from the celebrity...
  • HOTEL UNDER ATTACK Manila hotel shooting – ‘ISIS’ gunmen storm hotel in Philippine’s capital

    06/01/2017 11:00:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 1st June 2017, 6:57 pm | By Maryse Godden
    DOZENS of tourists have been injured – with fears Brits are among those hurt – after gunshots and explosions were heard outside a resort in Manila, initial reports say. The shooting took place at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, Philippines, around midnight local time.
  • Marine officers are drugged, robbed after Bogotá pub crawl and could face charges

    05/27/2017 3:41:38 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 71 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | MAY 26, 2017 | CAROL ROSENBERG
    Three married U.S. Marine officers have found themselves under investigation for a night in February that went off the rails in Bogotá, involving allegations they went drinking with some local women, were slipped illicit drugs, robbed of U.S. property and landed in a local hospital emergency room.
  • Charleston could have had a Trump hotel, but there wasn't 'enough money in the world'

    01/27/2017 1:17:50 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 15 replies
    Charleston Post and Courier ^ | Jan 26, 2017 | Dave Munday
    Charleston could have had a Trump hotel in the middle of its tourist district. Developer Michael Bennett recalled an unforgettable business offer from the future 45th president of the United States during a ceremony Thursday for the 179-room Hotel Bennett he's building next to Marion Square. “I’m not going to talk any politics, but Donald Trump sent his son to see me two years ago," Bennett told a crowd that included former Mayor Joe Riley, construction and hospitality workers and dozens of community leaders.
  • Boston Hotel Where Steelers Are Staying Evacuated After Fire Alarm Triggered

    01/22/2017 7:17:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | 01/22/17
    he Pittsburgh Steelers may not be facing off against the New England Patriots on a full night of sleep. KDKA’s Rich Walsh reports that fire alarms started going off around 3 a.m. Sunday at the Boston hotel where the Steelers and many fans are staying waited outside. Hotel personnel said the entire hotel had to be evacuated, but it ended up being a false alarm. Alarms were going off for about half an hour before guests were allowed to return to their rooms. ESPN reported around 8 a.m. that Massachusetts State Police have arrested a 25-year-old Boston man who allegedly...
  • Obama - Threatens Trump In Violation Of Lease On D.C. Hotel Unless He Divests All Ownership

    12/14/2016 9:50:32 AM PST · by blam · 108 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-14-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenDecember 14-2016 President-elect Trump has until inauguration day to divest himself of all ownership interest (not just management) of the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. or he will be in violation of his lease, according to the agency in charge of government buildings. The lease, according to a letter from four Democrats, forbids elected officials from being party to the deal or receiving any of its benefits, makng the hotel the most visible potential conflicts of interest for Trump. As Bloomberg reports, an official of the General Services Administration, which leases government buildings, told the staffs of the...
  • Robot-run Henn na Hotel in Nagasaki enters Guinness book[Japan]

    12/06/2016 7:52:59 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Nov 18, 2016
    Robot-run Henn na Hotel in Nagasaki enters Guinness book The Henn na Hotel in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, has been recognized by Guinness World Records as “the first robot-staffed hotel” in the world, according to the chief of the Huis Ten Bosch theme park. “Our hotel will keep on moving with the evolution of robots and artificial intelligence, aiming to entertain our guests better and make them happy,” Hideo Sawada, president of the theme park owned by travel agency H.I.S. Co., said Thursday at a news conference in Tokyo. “We want to boost the number of this kind of hotel to...
  • Law Professor: Trump Can't Hold Lease On His Hotel Near White House

    11/29/2016 1:50:29 PM PST · by Theoria · 92 replies
    NPR ^ | 29 Nov 2016 | Jackie Northam
    After Donald Trump is sworn in as president on Jan. 20, he will follow a time-honored tradition and make his way from the U.S. Capitol down Pennsylvania Avenue. Along the way, just a few blocks before he reaches the White House, he'll pass the Trump International Hotel. The 263-room luxury hotel is becoming the focus of a debate over conflict of interest between Trump and his business dealings. Trump doesn't actually own the landmark building, which was once the headquarters of the U.S. Post Office. In 2013, he signed a 60-year lease for the building with the General Services Administration,...
  • President Trump works as a Waiter at his own Hotel (funny)

    11/25/2016 8:52:57 AM PST · by GilGil · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/25/2016 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump spending a day in the shoes of his employees at Trump Tower Chicago. Aired on the Oprah Winfrey show, 2011
  • Experts: Trump’s Conflict-of-Interest With His D.C. Hotel Raises Impeachment Concerns

    11/21/2016 12:25:34 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies
    LawNewz ^ | 11-21-16 | Rachel Stockman
    Steven Schooner, a law professor at George Washington University, raised serious legal concerns about Donald Trump and his on-going interest in Trump International Hotel in Washington DC, especially after a report in the Washington Post said that foreign diplomats felt pressure to stay there. He's not the only legal expert to raise constitutional questions.
  • Full Video: Trump opens new hotel in D.C., praises Newt Gingrich

    10/27/2016 4:45:19 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10-26-16 | CBS News
    Published on Oct 26, 2016 Donald Trump on Wednesday called his new hotel in Washington D.C. the most coveted piece of real estate in town, other than the White House. Trump also congratulated Newt Gingrich for his controversial interview with Megyn Kelly. See Trump's full remarks.
  • 7 ways the new Trump Hotel is trying to make DC great again (opens tomorrow)

    09/11/2016 5:27:00 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 22 replies
    Fox News Travel ^ | September 8, 2016 | Zach Everson
    One way or another, Donald Trump is about to arrive on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Trump International Hotel, Washington D.C. has its soft opening on Monday. Located in the historic Old Post Office Building at 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, it’s just a few blocks from the house Trump hopes to reside in come Jan. 20. The Old Post Office, a Romanesque revival building that opened in 1899, has undergone a $200 million renovation to become a hotel. Here are the seven of its top amenities and features.
  • US: Ex-Prosecutor Should Be Convicted

    10/30/2007 11:25:01 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 3 replies · 59+ views
    AP via Google ^ | October 30, 2007 | David Runk
    US: Ex-Prosecutor Should Be Convicted By DAVID RUNK DETROIT (AP) — A former federal prosecutor and an ex-State Department investigator wanted so badly to win convictions in the nation's first major terrorism trial after the Sept. 11 attacks that they broke the law themselves, a government attorney said Tuesday. "They crossed over the line from upholding the law to violating it," Eileen Gleason told jurors in closing arguments in the case against Richard Convertino and Harry Smith III. The two have pleaded not guilty to charges of obstruction of justice, making false declarations before a court and conspiracy. The defense...
  • Man snaps haunting photo at ‘The Shining’ hotel

    04/18/2016 11:13:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Cox Media ^ | April 18, 2016
    ESTES PARK, Colo. — A man visiting the hotel that inspired the Stephen King novel “The Shining” captured a haunting image during a recent stay at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Henry Yau was taking a panoramic photo of the hotel’s grand stairwell and lobby, according to KPRC. He did not notice anyone walking down the stairs when he took the image, however when he looked at his picture the next day he saw the ghostly figure, according to KUSA.
  • Report: Istanbul terrorist followed Israelis from hotel

    03/21/2016 5:40:13 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/3/16 | Yedidya Ben Or
    A Turkish journalist has posted on Twitter that the terrorist who attacked Istanbul on Saturday followed the his Israeli victims from the moment they left their hotel until they reached Istiklal Avenue. According to the report, the terrorist then waited for the Israelis to finish eating in a restaurant, approached them, and set off his bomb. The attack left three Israelis dead and another 11 wounded. The dead victims were Simcha Damari, Yonatan Suher and Avraham Goldman. On Sunday, Turkish security officials revealed that the bomber's identity. ...
  • Biden's One-Night Visit to Mexico City Cost $538,528 for Hotels Alone

    03/06/2016 6:24:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/04/16 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Vice President Joe Biden's hotel tab for his recent one-night stay in Mexico City cost taxpayers more than $500,000. Biden, who attended an annual economic summit with Mexican leaders, stayed at the luxury Intercontinental Presidente Hotel. Biden led a delegation attending the summit that included Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The trip called for 260 hotel rooms and meeting spaces, according to a State Department contract. The total hotel tab was $538,528.65.
  • A retreat fit for a president? Donald Trump's new $200 million hotel in Washington, D.C [tr]

    02/11/2016 10:44:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 11, 2016 | Chris Kitching
    Even if he doesn’t win the Republican nomination and the presidential election, there will be a Trump in Washington, D.C., come November. Located just down the street from the White House, Donald Trump’s new $200 million (£140 million) luxury hotel in the capital is set to open in September – two months before Americans head to the polls to elect a new leader. Trump confirmed the opening date this week, proudly declaring that the five-star hotel, which boasts three stunning presidential suites, will welcome its first guests two years ahead of schedule even though he had already set an opening...
  • Daredevil falls to his death as he tries to climb Midtown's Four Seasons Hotel with friend

    12/31/2015 8:10:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 12/31/2015 | Joseph Stepansky, John Annese, Thomas Tracy /
    Connor Cummings, of Rockaway, N.J., and an 18-year-old pal managed to get onto an upper floor of the landmark hotel overlooking Central Park with several pieces of camera equipment Wednesday night, despite not being guests there, police said. They then attempted to climb scaffolding in an interior shaft leading to the roof of the 52 story luxury E. 57th St. hotel, police sources said. Cummings and his friend were nearing the roof when Cummings slipped and fell nine stories, crashing onto a 43rd floor landing, police said. He died at the scene.
  • Major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    12/28/2015 2:12:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2015 4:29 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    More than a dozen of New York City's most famed hotels are pledging to get greener. The Waldorf-Astoria New York, the Lotte New York Palace, the Pierre-A Taj Hotel and the Crowne Plaza Times Square are among the 16 city hotels - all currently thronged with tourists visiting New York for the holidays - whose owners have agreed to cut greenhouse gases from their buildings by 30 percent or more in the next decade. ...
  • Robert DeNiro’s Nobu Hotel Manila named worst luxury hotel of 2015

    12/14/2015 9:17:04 AM PST · by DFG · 21 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/14/2015 | Staff
    Robert DeNiro may be one of the best actors of his generation but when it comes to the hospitality industry, the star apparently has a lot to learn. Nobu Hotel Manila, which is co-owned by the actor, chef Nobu Matshuhisa and movie producer Meir Teper, was named as the worst new luxury hotel of 2015 by Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI), a members-only group that touts membership comprised of jetsetters and high net worth individuals, on their annual best and worst new hotels list. DeNiro, who has worked with the lauded Japanese chef in his growing restaurant empire, was not able...