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Tamar Braxton hospitalized after police respond to report of attempted suicide at LA residence - KTRK-TV
"Hour. Grammy nominated singer Tamar Braxton has been hospitalized after police responded to a report of a possible overdose and suicide attempt at a home in downtown L. A officers called about 9 45 5 PM last night to the Ritz Carlton residences on Olympic Boulevard. Woman found unresponsive and unconscious, According to AH person at the police department, Braxton was transported to California Hospital Medical Center about a mile from the skyscraper. She's listed In stable condition. A source later confirmed to news outlets that that person wass
A New Path to the NBA: Woj on the G League's Program
"Woge? It has now been three weeks since number. One ranked high school recruit Jalen Green announced on instagram. That he'd be passing on numerous college offers to instead. Become part of the new improved G. League professional pathway program. That's what it's called Q. Explain what it is and how it began Meena. It's it's really a bridge between the end of the wounded done era in college basketball in the NBA and what had existed which was really limited options for an elite high school player to do anything but go to college basketball. They put this program place. Two years ago and they started off with players they fell would be first. Round picks were highly regarded coming out of high school. One hundred twenty five thousand dollars a year would be assigned to League team and then you would enter the following years draft. They could not get anybody in that. I really year year and a half to commit to that program. A couple reasons. I think even more than the money agents and those who would advise high school players advised against the idea of going to the G. League where it seven. Let's say eighteen years old. You're going to be playing against grown men in there who played college who played overseas who've been in the NBA back and forth maybe mid twenties late twenties and they would hurt your intentionally hurt your draft stock where you be physically overmatched. It is a difficult lifestyle especially for young person. It's not charter. Flights it's not four seasons and Ritz. Carlton's it's the southwest flight connecting it midway Chicago to get the Iowa City. Adam silver was very moved by the fact that Lamelo Ball in R J Hampton to the top players in this two thousand twenty draft when to Australia next year take my talents to the NBA. Laura Hawks next year I will be going overseas to play an Australian basketball even with the New Zealand. Breaking choke deals in that five hundred thousand dollar a year range and there was not really an option for them. Here there are things we should be doing differently. So that for an American player who decides college isn't for me and I want to spend fulltime devoted to the game of basketball. That's my best chance to be in the NBA. There should be an alternative opportunity in the US spurred silver to push ref- Abderrahim. Who is the president of the G. League she and Rod Strickland Former all-star Mba guard who also works for the G. League in the NBA as part of this program? They've been out in the field. They've been out talking the families players and coaches and they certainly explained to Adam silver. We've got to change this program. So they updated this program specifically for players like Jalen Green. What exactly does it look like now. This is essentially a select team that will be comprised of the players coming out of high school and then veteran players who might otherwise be in the G. League who would get paid comparable salary to come play here. Play a mentor. Ship role to these players. Perhaps players on the back end of their career might like to who might have an I- already on coaching or working in a fraud office will working for the League and also realize that. There's going to be a great deal of scouting attention paid to this group of players. Nba and that. This might not be a bad place for them to still be seen as viable players right now. So that's the makeup of a roster. The coaches will be coaches that people have heard of with NBA coaching experience. Some of them former head coaches and they'll play a schedule that will include G. League teams but not a fulltime jelly schedule. So they'll play perhaps exhibitions against G. League teams. They might play national teams. Who might be touring from different countries? Different parts of the year. I was told they might go to Australia. Where there's an NBA Academy maybe play some Exhibition Games? There and stay there for awhile and train and move around and now the program became more appealing for the top level player. And you've seen now if you players make that leap when you say. It's more appealing in the financial. Incentives are better. How much better we talking? Well Jalen Greens deal with the G. League is around. Five hundred thousand dollars that includes incentives. I'm told that there's a base salary and then there's incentives for essentially just completing. Maybe it's a community service program or a life skills program things that are part of it that they disincentivize financially now. Every player is not going to get five hundred thousand dollars. Jalen green was a number one player in his class. And if you listen to John Devonian Mike. Schmitz are dropping analysts. And I listen to those guys. They tell me that he would have competed to be the number one. Pick in this coming draft and right now he's you know projected to be that in the two thousand twenty one draft so there was. I think a great credibility for the NBA The G. League to get a player that caliber come into this program that he might be a little bit of a Pied Piper for others but they're not going to pay all these guys five hundred thousand some of them the pay more than the one twenty five but they're really negotiating that and remember that. Those players inside endorsement deals. If there's somebody who wants to pay them to wear shoes jailing green again is is a player who see your companies have great interested Not all the players are going to get big endorsement deals and then there is a component that they will go back. There's a partnership with Arizona State and with the NBA. And you could go back and get your degree hate for by the League later on at some point and so those are the benefits of this for players who decide. They don't want to go to college or meetings. In some instances where players become eligible and can't go play college basketball. You mentioned that players. Who Do this can also get endorsement deals? Which at the same time this is happening the NC Double A. Just came out and said were exploring the idea of letting our college players also have endorsements with of course many caveats and limitations this being the NCW TC. All of this is being connected while the shaves but exploring for quite a long time. They always seem to sort of stay in exploration mode. And when you start to dig down into the fine print of what they talk about doing. It isn't what maybe the headline was of of trust. Release or a report about it. I will say this being a part of the. Nba's thinking was that they were reacting. I think a little bit to the Condoleeza Rice commission slash report which a couple years ago essentially said the NBA should do away with one and done. We must separate the college track from the professional track by ending one and done the NCAA stance was that the players who do not want to be in college. There should be an avenue for them to bypass college and that we should take them in here if they don't want be here and so the NCAA on one level has encouraged this of the NBA. Now part of the problem is the NBA and the Players Association. They have not been able to agree on the terms of ending one and done we call on the NBA and the N. Bpa power here to once again make eighteen year old eligible for the NBA draft so that high school players who were drafted may proceed directly to the NBA in theory. Both of them both sides the union. The League would like to end one and done. There was a sense that that this would have gotten done last year. But there are terms of an agreement that they can't come to to end it. And this may be shelved now all the way until the next collective bargaining agreement two thousand twenty four twenty five so for the NCAA right now like this is what they asked for and whether or not they loosen the ability for players to earn money in college or off lightness or however that happens then. I think that will impact this. But let's I still think there's going to be a lot of players who would rather go to college because by the way meaner if you WANNA get paid. There are plenty of places in college basketball that you can go and make money equivalent to what the Julius paying. And that's that's just a fact you're referring of course to the fact that it's an open secret that college kids get paid under the table. Me Knock. I've broken a few stories along the way. I don't think I'M BREAKING MATT. One of your with you right now.
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, backed by the king, moves for absolute power
"It is easy to forget that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz. Al Sowed is not actually technically ruler of Saudi Arabia. That title belongs formerly to his elderly Father King Salman however since his appointment as crown prince in two thousand seventeen. It has been widely understood that. Nbs often known is the heir designate. Power behind the throne and at the age of thirty four very much the future of Saudi Arabia in this unofficial role mb has furnished considerable cause for concern he has overseen a terrible onslaught against Yemen and a blockade of Qatar. Neither of which appear to have accomplished much. He has interred dozens of his fellow royalty. For a time in a Ritz hotel and more or less kidnapped the prime minister of Lebanon perhaps most infamously. Nbs is widely supposed responsible for the murder of Washington. Post columnist. Jamal Khashoggi even by those standards. This week's palace intrigue in Riyadh is remarkable. Several members of the court appear to have been arrested at MBA's instruction including one of his uncles and one of his cousins dozens more army officers and civil servants are also reported to have been rounded up east this NBA swatting a coup. D'etat conducting one of his own. If he does manage to reach the throne when King Solomon's time comes. What does he want to do with it and is in BS? Perhaps not quite the Mariah Carey loving modernizer. He would have us believe. This is the foreign desk when you bring in Mariah Carey and all these singers and pay them views amount of money but you do not have an any universities anyplace to learn music. There is no department in any Saudi university to learn. Play ride to a drama making this these other forms that you should look for. And whether this massive youth constituency what she has to some extent manage to bring behind him is still behind him in five years time because young people need to get jobs. They need to be able to get married. They can't subsistence promises forever. So I think Basch is going to be the key determinant his credibility rather than some of the things that I looked with more interested in the book. We must remember that. Donald Trump has given unequivocal support. D'amato Vince on who is heavily implicated in the killing of the journalist. Jamal Hasha he. Trump has had his back on that one and I think as as long as trump remains in power that this relationship will continue quite strongly. You're listening to the foreign desk. I'm Andrew Miller on today show. I'm joined by Ali Al Ahmed and Laura James Ali. Ahmed is a Saudi Scala. The Institute for Gulf Affairs joins us from Washington DC. Laura James is senior Middle East analyst at the Global Advisory Firm Oxford Analytica Ali. Al Start with you and I'll start with well it's not always an easy question to answer with Saudi Arabia's concerned which is the the pretty basic one of as far as we know what has been going on this week Mohammed bin Salman the heir apparent of King. Solomon who has a lot of political ambitions obviously has members of the ruling family who are his rivals and they do not want to see him become king if they would like to see him ousted some just by talking and some by plotting so what has happened is Hamad discernment is extremely insecure about that and he took measures to stop any attempt to remove him. We have two groups here those who are talking and then the sort of speaking ill of Like his uncle Ahmad but Abdelaziz who who thinks that he has better in terms of becoming king and you have his cousin especially the younger ones who rallied around the his main rival. Hamad bin naive to try to dislodge him for power by by force even and that is why we have seen these steps of arrest and monitoring hundreds of members on family who are eyeing the throne Laura to bring you in his they one fundamental thing looking behind this extraordinary shakespeare in intrigue. Is it a reasonable assumption that MBBS is trying to nail down his future in anticipation that King Mohammed who is eighty four years old and not in good health? Con- last forever. I think he's done really since he became Crown Princeton before has been based on that assumption. It's been about shoring up his position within the family and I think if when his father succeeded nobody would have predicted that he could have done it. This effectively. He is essentially unchallenged. Do we understand. If the differences between the rival factions are actually political or is this basically a more atavistic. Instinctual family feud. I'm not sure that you can draw the distinction very clearly in Saudi Arabia between family in politics the two very much Banda with each other. I would say one difference between Mohammed bin Salman. His rivals is that he thinks that the anyway food. Saudi Arabia is essentially for one person to be in clear charging for that person to him whereas some of the people who oppose him wants to get back to a more consensual style family managed rule and Schering of resources and consensus in enslave change whereas if a political as well family reasons bin Salman says no that model work for Saudi Arabia. Dunga all these possible to be clear on rich factions of the house of sowed supporting. Nbs this point. Does he actually have the numbers? I think? So the most important in Saudi government and the ruling. Saudi Arabia is not even the ruling family anymore. It was about power previously. The model like Laura speaking about the there were centers of power at King. Abdullah had the national guard was his own militia guns so he can force his His agenda and his position and so on the delayed crown prince was also minister of defense so he had the army under his control so he can push his agenda and most importantly then the ministry of the interior with late conference knife had the interior ministry. Which has the largest number of security personnel and across the country and so he can use that to push himself to the throne in all of these people reach the throne. Some some did some died before they they got to to become king now all of these powers the Army National Guard and the Interior Ministry has been gutted and removed. Everything that's powerful about. It has been moved to something called the State Security Agency and the control of bin Salman so our bin Salman controls all the military and security apparatus in the country. So who is his real challenge? No one they can speak. They can talk about. They cannot do very much. There are members of the family who want to see him out. This is not strange to the Saudi ruling family King Faysal was shot and killed by his own nephew. King Salad was overthrown by his brothers. And also there was an assassination attempt on his life after he was deposed and expelled. This is nothing new in the history of the family so I expect to see some harsh measures against some of those younger princess like Nawaf bin Ni- F- Who was arrested and Mohammed bin? Naif who is basically the boss the boss of this of this of these people because he has the best chance in rivaling Ahmed bin Salman let us remember. It was the Obama Administration C. i. a. A and Obama who brought Hamad Knife as the future king and gave him a lot of accolades And supported him and tell trump came and push 'em B. S. INSTEAD AND MR. I'm mad but was pushed out and he still. Mr Benign has a lot of support in Washington in day democratic side. So that was the fear that MBBS had Laura how much might MB S.'s? Stature in court or credibility in the court of being damaged by his own somewhat petulant impulsive behavior over the years whether that's launching this war in Yemen his involvement? In the murder of Jamal Khashoggi would there be a concern in the rest of the court that he might be quite the loose cannon concerns among some parts of the ruling family and very strong concerns internationally. I think there are two distinct issues. One is about foreign policy mistakes. And as you've said in terms of Yemen in terms of Qatar in terms of the confrontation with Iran and particularly in Lebanon. It seemed that. His foreign policy initiatives haven't worked very well. I think within the country that's less important like the Ritz Carlton and this latest. Crackdown are actually less important than the nuts and bolts of vision twenty thirty which is his transformation plan so Mohammed bin Salman has stepped forward and said we know we need to change. The oil is going to run out. We've got to move into a new era. Diversify the economy. Be ready for this. Get Jokes Young People Change Society? I need a huge amounts woods that intensive transforming the way in which Saudi Arabia
Missouri - Family of coronavirus patient breaks quarantine to attend dance
"A Saint Louis area family being accused of breaking a self quarantine despite a family member being infected with corona virus more from ABC's ran borough on Thursday the family was instructed by health officials to self quarantine but a county executive says the father and sister of an infected patient attended a father daughter dance Saturday night at a Ritz Carlton hotel and also attended a pre dance gathering at home county officials told the man that he must remain at home or they would issue a formal quarantine requiring by law that he and his family remained in their house those who were at the dance are being told to be on the look out for symptoms to area schools are closed
"ritz carlton" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
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Trump impeachment: What you need to know about the Senate trial
"Today. The big news coming out of Washington should have been the presentation of the articles of impeachment. Went to the Senate. The swearing in the chief justice to preside over the trial and of senators to serve impartial. Justice list was eclipsed however by new revelations revelations about trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine policy. Well we've Geoffrey Howard professor of political science at UC L. to come in and bring us up to date with the fast moving eating events have US domestic politics. Thanks so much for joining us. Jeffrey set who is left Pon us and what does he said. So let's partners is an associate of Rudolph Giuliani. Most people remember. Rudy Giuliani as the mayor of New York City. During nine eleven many thought he would go down in American history as one of its most storied figures. Someone who inspired brought the city together but this is a very different Rudolph. Giuliani we see before us in twenty twenty. He is the personal lawyer to the president of the United United States and by all accounts spent the last couple of years going around the world doing the president's bidding doing the president's alleged dirty work and life partners ukrainian-american American is one of his associates. One of his henchmen some have put it Who It seems has been spending quite a bit of time in Ukraine meeting with Ukrainian officials playing playing a key role in trying to pressure The Ukrainian government to fabricator find dirt on Joe Biden which the president could then use to smear near him with if Joe Biden turns out to be his opponent in the upcoming general election? And he's given this this huge interview where he absolutely says that trump knew exactly what it was going on. How credible is he? Well I think he certainly deserves a good amount of skepticism. He is himself under indictment partly for participation in he's very allegedly nefarious activities But what he's saying is corroborated by everything else. We've learned over the past few months. So this trove of voicemail as mail messages and texts in calendar entries demonstrates that there has been a concerted effort by trump's associates by Rudolph Giuliani and and his men To try to pressure the Ukrainian government to cook up this investigation Into into the former vice president Joe Biden That the president has known about it all along that the Attorney General Bill Bar has known about it all along the so many people have suggested that well maybe rudy. Giuliani has been up to no good but maybe the top people in the White House weren't totally sure that he was doing all this. He was just doing it on his own initiative well of left parties right The president has known about this all along then absolutely vital and orchestrating it and some of the elements of this evidence are really striking. Some of them are are handwritten notes scrawled on sheets of paper from the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Vienna And they demonstrate that there was a wide range of tactics that were deployed by eh trump's or rudy Giuliani's men including left in Ukraine. It looks like there may have been in operation to Sir Vail then American ambassador acid to the Ukraine by Rudy Giuliani's own men. So I mean this really is the stuff of a of a movie plot. You really couldn't make it up and inevitably they will be a movie about about the We also heard yesterday that an independent nonpartisan office that works for Congress says the trump administration broke the law when it withheld held military assistance to Ukraine. So what has the Government Accountability Office said. Why does it matter so will it matter that is the question for the US Senate as we approached this This trial So the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. It's a it's a national watchdog organization and it did indeed find that the decision to withhold military aid for Ukraine dangling over the government in exchange for a promise to look into a Abidin was indeed a violation of the law. Now as we know the president cannot be prosecuted as part of a traditional Legal investigation it. There is a special process. The founding fathers of the United States for better or worse put into place with respect to holding the president legally accountable and that is the the impeachment process. Which of course begins with the House of Representatives? The Lower Chamber of the Congress deciding whether to charge the president with a particular offense Which has done that is why he's been impeached? And then it goes to the Senate to decide Whether to convict him the offense and if they do convict him of the events he will be the I president. US history removed from office. And that is where we are now the opening formalities of the Senate trial of happened. We've had the swearing in of jurors as we know the Senate is controlled told by Donald Trump's party the Republicans will the jurors be impartial. Well that's the big question. We're learning to find out so A month ago Mitch. McConnell the the leader of the Republicans in the Senate said that he didn't intend to be an impartial juror and he emphasized that this is a political process And of course there's a sense of what she's he's right that it is a political process. This isn't a standard ordinary legal process. It is a a decision that the senators get to make for themselves. They get to ask themselves. Do we think that this conduct that the president has engaged in amounts to what the constitution refers to as high crimes in misdemeanors has the president by allegedly abusing. His power demonstrated that he is fundamentally unfit for office such that he ought to be removed. That is not a matter of showing that the president violated highlighted some particular law on the books. It's it is a political judgement but that doesn't mean it has to be a a a narrow minded self interested partisan judgment political judgments can still be moral judgments and so when the chief justice of the United States who very intriguingly to preside over. This whole process swore the senators in in yesterday He got them to swear that they would do impartial. Justice in this context with that means I would argue is that they need to Genuinely we look at the evidence. Look at the facts And that really goes to the question of whether this will be a fair trial because we do not know for sure yet whether there will actually be witnesses called or or whether it will be a very quick process where they have opening statements And then basically closing statements and then it ends because trump had originally said he wanted witnesses. Nice Nice seems to be tons of them. Well it's it's not exactly clear what the president wants here One thing we know for sure is that if the president if we do have witnesses in this process For example the former national security adviser of the United States John Bolton long celebrated and regarded as a very important vigour by Republicans but who is said to have referred to Rudy Giuliani's little inquiry in Ukraine as a as a drug deal that he didn't have anything apart a part of he has said that if he's subpoenaed he'll be willing to testify. No doubt if left parnassus subpoenas. He would testify Now it could be that some of the more. Moderate Republicans pins people like Susan Collins from Maine who are going to rely in their next reelection. On more moderate members of their state voting for them will want to be seen as not just in the tank for trump as somewhat more independently minded Someone like Mitt Romney. For example the senator from Utah also wants to be seen as an indeed is more independently hundley minded. They may well go with Democrats in supporting calling witnesses. You might even get more Republicans than that to support calling pulling witnesses. But then they'll perhaps want include witnesses. That don't seem to have much particularly to do with whether trump is guilty not such as Hunter Biden and so if we start seeing people like Hunter Biden called in this thing could degenerate into a circus quite quickly and I mean such a huge week ahead then for the US and not just for the Republicans for the Democrats. Not Because of course we have Iowa coming up on one of the unintended consequences of this. Trial is the fact that two senators who are also running for the Democratic nomination not table to get on that campaign trail so Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders both needing to be in Washington to actually be at this trial absolutely absolutely and so then. They're going to have to go so there. Of course the two most important ones given their rankings in the polls Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota also needs to participate cle Bennett a senator from Colorado running for president. I saw the other day. He's still running for Pres- wasn't aware that he was still in the race. He hasn't been in the limelight bat. Much of that's four senators that have to Interrupt their campaigns and go back and so might that given a slight edge to South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buddha judge and the former former vice president Joe Biden it probably will and just indulge me here in a in a best case justice doing its job no partisan interest Outcome where trump is simply judged on whether he broke the Laura or not and we know he did really How soon could he be gone? Well it could happen quite quickly. So the Clinton trial took just over a month. Um that was in nineteen ninety nine. The previous impeachment was the impeachment of Andrew Johnson in nineteen sixty eight and that took about two months So if you manage to get so there are fifty three Republicans in the Senate. They're forty five Democrats there to independence any two two thirds of the Senate to convict and remove the president from office. Which means you'd need to get the forty five Democrats which you'd get you get the to independence and then you need to get Twenty or so little more more than twenty Republicans To sign on as well and that seems extremely extremely unlikely Because you can get someone like Susan Collins who will be able to say. Well we broaden auden witnesses. We looked at all the evidence and we just decided he was bad with the president. Had but it didn't rise quite to the level of an offense such that we should remove him from office and that might be a way. She's able to save face but if for some reason the political winds change dramatically. Maybe John Bolton gives a dramatic testimony that shifts public opinion radically medically and you do get that twenty those twenty or so senators. Well then trump could be gone within a couple of months Jeffrey. I'm holding my breath. Thank you very much indeed. That's Jeffrey free. How it
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Faith Collides
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"ritz carlton" Discussed on Faith Collides
"Ports was not in a good situation. He says he was getting intimidated every day. Five days a week by the union leader. He was cursed at and threatened if he didn't raise their wages and he wasn't in a position to with a hotel doing so poorly hordes had Appel battles decline but he wasn't going at it alone. The highest corporate office gave back office support hordes got some advice from a Labor lawyer. He literally called me every day to remind me take three steps for ones. Take TWO TREE CORNER. Think and maybe gain one inch. Never be Richard and with your employees keep on being deleted not the manager. The high it also felt horse could use port marketing. Npr But horse struggled to buy into marketing until one lady named Sherry proved him wrong. There wasn't a carpet program marketing program which I didn't like I hit that program and I didn't institute it of course I didn't like it so the corporate office the Vice President Marketing Kim Indotel and applied it himself. He hired a young lady to do this program so consequently I thoroughly disliked her because she was forced on me by carbon copies and issued that Marketing Program. Oria liked it a lot instituted this letter. I've believe told me. And of course everybody from from Carbon Ken to train with her and she was very honorable person. She was extremely successful. She became salesperson of the company. Number one in the company and so I started to respect her a lot little too. He know how important it would be to have marketing on his side. How the Union wirt and went on strikes was unpredictable horse recalls. What happened on Christmas Day in Nineteen seventy-six is hard to believe today? This sounds like a fairytale was ridiculous. Hired philosophy was the Christmas. Every employee gets a gift over Turkey. Christmas be started giving Turkeys. Guess what this stopped us? The Union stop doubts. He said you cannot prescribe our people and they went on strike. And then what? How did you respond as general man a cinnamon chip in front distract me a few times but the first time they struck as we've been immediately outside it was very very cold and afternoon late afternoon? Vary call so we've been right outside served hot SIDA and hot tea for the employees and and sweet rolls it so long because frankly a new TV crews would come the TV crews. Kim said well what you're doing serving your employees even Dole misunderstanding. There still my. My employer is eleven and of course every new ship and and at the time in suffice it to say to hotel became extremely successful so it was at thirty percents off bridge occupancy before you joined what was the occupancy after you eighty percent and the average rate tripled. Tonelli it was it was a major success and of course I was consequently promoted up until this point Horst Hustle to get to where he was and gave up a lot to pursue excellence at work. He moved to where the opportunities were to get experience working in different countries different states and work cultures. He used his vacation days for education. He solved problems for the company like they were his own. He even rejected a dream job to gain more skills and after three years in Pittsburgh horse was promoted to go to Detroit but he wanted to take someone with him. Remember the young lady from marketing. And I've worked with him over two years and I must be crazy so I asked for date and she said Oh my goodness be back. Good friends why do I have to do that to me? How can you destroy our friendship? She she kept on saying knowns and finding a center Sherry. I understand that. But one dave when you're old and create you will remember this moment and I know you believe credits. And and and ask it against alright monitoring Greek on the hands and done and eight months later. We were married now. I totally love and buy in and still had forty one years of successful marriage in. I'm excited to go wrong this afternoon. I'm in autism. GonNa get excited and I tell you right now. Drive into my home like every day. I will thank God for my wife. For Horst. Meeting Sherry changed his life. He says he was in previous failed relationships but something about Sherri stood out. Sheri's pursuit of excellence at work didn't just stemmed from herself but from genuine faith in God this would eventually give horse the anchor he needed to make major decisions later on in life for Horst. He saw how seeing everything in life as a decision allowed him to commit to excellence. Raise everything and live and people don't seem to get everything is decision this man even if you believe in God on on. It's a decision. Doug decision may evolve so and I have a very good friend who is a route. It is proud of it as me while you don't know if this got are not and you can prove it and I said you can prove that there isn't so in other words is a decision. I made the decision for WHO and you my friend methods -sition Gillen's hope and the longer. I made a decision by the way. The more no mega right decision. Going away from everything in life even if you if you love your job on not is a decision but you have to repeat your decision. Every day I make a decision every owning excellence. And did you enjoy it that you will enjoy the people that your workmates? And it doesn't matter if they deserve it on. That's not an issue. Lovin mega decision to enjoy to beauty. And what isn't the AVERBUKH and don't go to work tomorrow. Go to work to be excellent for Tartus created purpose for yourself the Bible even says people will perish without purpose. So why? Don't you see the purpose in Harare if the company don't give it to you and that's what they mean? Companies have to give to employees and now just and but if they give it to. You captured you south. You're in charge..
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Faith Collides
"And I remember my own as a defining myself and I define myself as tight as unreliable but that day I recognized and said I'm sorry this will never happen again. I will go to the credentialing not spent more hours. But in those hours be excellent and I had this this weakening and from there on my career took off after he got promoted. You decide to stay in the. Us It so happened. I heard that Cornell gives some courses and so I took a summer course enduring location and Kenya realization. If I would do the Knicks seven years during my occasion courses at Cornell. I could more or less finish hotel. Studies didn't just want to serve at hotels. The lead in the industry so at Twenty eight years old horse spent his summer vacations at school to Study Hotel Management. Meanwhile he was working fulltime and food and beverage. Fm be getting more promotions and more responsibilities horse to move to Chicago where he became the catering manager at the Hilton and got promoted to assistant director then offered at him be director when he moved to Cincinnati to overlook to Hilton Hotels. Let's take a break and when we come back we'll hear where forced went when he got a degree in hotel management. I wanted to take this break to talk about something I realized on the show. The average age of my interview guests so far are about sixty five years old and they didn't grow up with an easy life but we're honestly in different times. Life has improved and the hard work of our parents may have in fact pave the way for us to play harder. We all mess her kids up in various ways either air side of wanting them to be good or the side of wanting to be happy even meaning parents. It's really easy to be insulated. Who's controlling it? Still influence incurred greatly early this year. Bloomberg wrote about how Super Rich Americans are getting younger. The study suggests that this might have to do with a vast transfer of wealth to the younger generation. We have millennials inheriting huge amounts of money. Who often don't know what to do about it. I finally came to a place where I understood that my family wealth and my position won't change and it will be a part of my life for the rest of my life tools that I was given sufficient enough especially with larger marketing capacity. That I'M GONNA have to come into one day. These kids joint venture a nonprofit program which helps young inheritors in their twenties and thirties. Navigate the complexities of wealth. It's tough because they didn't get asked to be in their positions but they're making the most out of it by getting some guidance. Everybody is there to give you comfortable shop in the right direction. Alcohol the shove. Because that's what it is but you feel like you're in a safe area will matt occurs if you don't feel like you belong to your family of wealth because you WANNA hide your ashamed of it. That was me. If you're asking the question this in more in this life there has to be this program Stereo Islam if you or someone you know wants help to think about what they can actually do with their wealth checkout core venture you can find out more about it on our website welcome back. Horst is now. Fm BE DIRECTOR IN CINCINNATI. I stayed there for a year in Cincinnati and it had an offer to come as food and beverage track that was Chicago in the number Hyatt Hotel during that time. Did you remember what your face was like where you going to Church? I no no I was too busy. I tell you I was very good and bring some ninety one four ahead problem and as soon as it was gone I sheltered again at Director Level Horst started getting head hunted and when he was thirty four he got an offer from the height group and by the time he finished his degree at Cornell. He proved himself to be a top performer as an FBI director. So much so that he didn't expect with the high it was going to offer him next went to Chicago. I and wrote us a foot in Barrington limit over here. They want to promote me. The channel miniature manager. That's high up. Everybody dances on the on the table and they can promote general manager. I didn't accept it. And he called from San Francisco. Our headquarters was in San Francisco and a time to know. Are you leaving the company? No and he said. Wha what's the matter I said I want to be rooms minister. I of course Allen but my own promise I will create excellence. I go to excellence. I didn't think I could be a great general manager on create excellent tournament since I had never worked rooms. That's a that's right. And so he said it doesn't mean that we keep you create rooms minister help you. I said I don't care. And he actually flew to Chicago to talk to him. You saw that would leave the company as it. Let Me Work. As Roma's mentioned for a year. And after that give me the Gerster telling the company Horst says. He only emphasized working at the worst Hyatt Hotel because the president emphasized how they were offering him to be GM at the finest hotel in the company where they felt he would be a good fit but still hort still didn't feel he was ready to be an excellent GM without any experience and rooms. Banishment and horse was convinced. If he got that experience he would really be ready to be the best. Gm at any location even the worst hotel in the company so the president relented and gave him that room stroll and after year Horst was promoted to GM and then a year in as general manager. I got a call from the president and then a year later he called me and said remember what you said years ago and said Yeah I know I wanna be room sky and you did it thank you. He said No. No no you said you want to have to tell into company we got. You can move to Pittsburgh. Why was it the worst hotel and was a dilapidated hotel particularly with a very militaristic union and Pittsburgh was known for that occupancy West below thirty percent it was disaster it was a disarmed several tell Howard Johnson would target Schmidt took over with higher took over and the nineteen seventy s life generally improved in the US travel became more frequent and hospitality was booming. Major hotel chains like Hyatt. Were buying up old hotels. That had low occupancies renovating and turning them around so it wouldn't be an easy task for the general manager to not only manage the hotel operations and its employees but to also bring in a culture of change and improvement on top of that. Pittsburgh had another challenge. I was warned before I got to have from Genesis and other companies. All crying out loud. Don't go to Pittsburgh. This is the worst. Nobody can do a good job. Because there's a military union. Dan In fact the first day I was there. The Union boss came in mid five off his lieutenants. Game a sitting in a circle around me with union boss share in the middle of his back turned against me. A finally said to one of those guys ask him if he ever saw a car blown up and has had well known any turned around how. Fei and share and said amendment..
Travel the World on Crypto With Travala CEO Matthew Luczynski
"Right what his up good beautiful wonderful citizens of crypt nation. I hope you are just having a wonderful little morning noon and or night because wherever the heck you are in the world just know that you're in the right place isn't that right beats mine. No I completely disagree this time. I don't feel like I'm in the right place. In fact I kind of need to get away. I don't know where I you can find a good place to book a Hotel Jerry suggestions. Well it's funny that you mentioned that I've got a good friend here in Matthew Login ski and he is the founder the CEO of a beautiful platform called travel up Matthew. Welcome to the show hang is thanks for having me on Travolta Is a platform where anybody could book a hotel anywhere in the world using nothing but crypto currency matthew. We're going to dive deep into your platform and all the things that inspired you to make it and all the wonderful things that are coming up but first give us a little background who you are in kind of what drew you to. WHO The crypto currency and blockchain industry? Yes so me. I came to Crypto in around two thousand eleven. Two thousand twelve when oh seventeen years old. It was based on friends a little bit older than myself. Actually Mining Crypto in the bedrooms full at helping three university on it was something that instantly became attractive. It was a way to gain from Nathan essentially on it the whole concept behind it. The whole block chain concept the over the FE- is following not actually came to me on something that we rent on In research searched on it it was something that was like. Wow this is really going to take off Throughout University again. trading crypto to people. Ebola didn't didn't buy it from didn't know where to get it from from those people who in mind in it and then yet just sort of went from there really my knowledge of Blockchain Ainun crypto developed in development. Obviously than we still therion come come to lie on the rest of the crypto spacious has begun to Then obviously while I was in my final year of university I just decided you know to sort of take the leap of faith on trolley Concept was so itself was bowing because of atrophy troubling because the founders passion for traveling Stevo founder. Hugh I conceptualize this idea with. Actually he was. He's been in the travel industry for over twenty five years so it was something that was really clicked with those on we. We reform survived. Come from that around two and a half years ago now. One of the problems that I always have. I'm travelling is they WANNA have An actual credit card in order to check in and I feel like that's the most ridiculous thing in the world. That's the problem that I'm having. But what problems are you trying to solve with. Travolta were trying to create a globally accessible hotel and travel booking marketplace on by that we mean is provide a a option for everybody to pay whatever means they desire so for example they could pay with Bitcoin With Syria they could pay with a native token. Aba and we want to provide that gateway to all those people in this uses in the Christian space now on what will come to space over time. we housing site libra potential and the reach of that tool those billions of people facebook. They have a platform where they could spend the cryptocurrency on. We've got to make sure that leading the way in tens of economists Payment solutions full plot phones on especially hotels on a combination. Let's amazing and kind of pizza minds point. How do we like so I buy thing by a hotel or rent a hotel with Through Travolta generally speaking. They're going to need a credit card in order to handle like you know Potential Room damages. So is your platform the same way where I could suspend bitcoin. But then I get to the hotel in order to check and I'll still need to put down credit and depend a really depends on the hotel and the value the hotel itself. You know the highest value hotel's rich in for example. Yes you will have to do. You will also lead into the hotel a lower three star to star hotel. You probably probably house to it. All depends on the hotel specific. Needs at where you're specifically at the hotel. Now that saying we do have potential plans plunged at rollouts of halo system which can be used in hotels so that would lead potential. People's pay with Crypto Chris in the M in the long term vision of trauma awesome and not to get too technical. But you know what's going on in the back end when I pay. Travolta Crypto is travel is taking kind of inventory risk of holding onto that Crypto long-term and pain out to the Ritz Carlton and cash. What's going on so how it works? Is We take a crypto payment and we instantly liquidate so we have a number of moving paw. Aw that are in play at one specific moment in time and they problematically released the CRYPTO. Making sure that we don't lose anything when we don't Miss It. And we mitigate the risk of volatility completely that means the way say safe is a business where able to grow it. It would be great if we could pull crypto for a long period of time but in the sense in a business sense that is not a is no small news so yet we liquidate straightaway on. We actually accomplishing institutional money. And we pay the hotels so Whistle of the. Let's call the offer another problem trauman having is you know when I'm working for different companies and even here Crypto WanNa one you know we go to different conferences and the company will book my travel travel accommodations. But sometimes my name won't be on the room or you know whatever the case is and even though someone booked a room for me if they're not out there even though the rooms already been paid for not allowed to go in. And I think to myself Ma'am block could really solve this if I had some kind of Nafta token that says this room his mind you know until it expires four days you know I could simply just walk past. Walk Straight to the door and get my roommate's completely bypass the whole check in thing. How do you think that besides that you know maybe blockchain can help the hotel industries one day and what needs to happen before they're ready to fully get on board with blockchain? I think what's GonNa what happens. Is Payments Payments. Stop and I once. They see the payments all secure. They don't lose. They don't elise capital from it because what we did see a few years ago was expedia expedia or go to try crypto payments. Try bitcoin payments and they continue can you to after short period of time because they could not handle the risk of volatility and they lost capsule. Now that's obviously put people in the travel industry off from mainstream sharing perspective but then the allows innovators to commend showcase. Actually make it work. I think that's the fish For hotels themselves paints finance at once they get payments than they could obviously look the areas. Why the hotel itself? The whole supply chain management systems. They could come into play on then yet. Like you mentioned a individual hotel bookings full people Making sure about systems systems correct on. MFT Tokens that. Would I guess that would come into play if a hotel specifically its own. Unique and T- tokens is like single into the network of hotels on. That could be what that would come into play in the future again Looking at it from his point of view at this specific assistant member in time
2019: The year business went 'woke'
"Twenty. Nine hundred was the year when Saudi Arabia launched changed long-awaited share offering in state oil company. Aramco D- when Softbank lost its gloss when accounting giant tighten belts and when capitalism went woke. I'm I'm joined to discuss the corporate year with our companies editor. Tom Breath weight and Brooke. Masters are comment and Analysis Edison. Tom Can start with you. Can you tell L. is what happened with the Saudi Aramco IPO. Well it happened. Finally which is serve some progress because it took months and months of delay and eventually This massive oil company floated in Riyadh and now does have the two trillion dollar valuation that was so coveted by Prince. Mohammad bin Salman. Why did it take so long investor skepticism in short? I think one problem was that the Saudis would have liked to have listed this in New York which is the the biggest steepest capital market in the world but the main problem there was that they could have been sued for their alleged role in the nine eleven terrorist attack ax which Saudi Arabia has always denied it opens the window to litigation in the US which they desperately wanted to avoid so. That was one problem that the other problem was that most international investors did not think this oil company which is still fairly. Oh pay can still very much. Under the control of the Kingdom could justify the valuation valuation particularly at a time when oil prices have fallen. And when there is great concern about global companies in a world where carbon one is considered toxic change. They Saudis raise the money. Yeah well it got its public oil company to the local market in Riyadh. What it couldn't do was securer hefty amount of international investors so there was a lot of pressure on local Saudi investors? Some of whom were the same people. Who'll who were held against their will at a hotel the Ritz Carlton Reminders? What happened then? Back in two thousand seventeen. Several of Saudi Arabia's richest families were held old at the Ritz Carlton Hotel People like Prince. Alwaleed who is quite knows. International investor ended up with an enforced stay whilst their assets assets were probed by the state and ultimately some of those assets were confiscated by the state so these same people Saudi Arabia and knocked on their door and and said we'd really like you to buy into the Saudi Aramco. IPO and these people generally said yes. Yes we would very much like everyone else. We would like to buy the shares and so they did and it is floated and this little sliver of equity has been sold. And that is what justifies the two-trillion-dollar evaluation. Now it's not really like apple apple of a massive mega capps who's stock as freely traded. So if and when that ever happens we might get a more realistic assessment of what it's worth. Burke Saudis been a big investor in South Bank and the Vision Fund which. We've had corsage about this year. How Will Scaling Down with the IPO effect Saudi Arabia's ability ability to continue money into what I think we now call the troubled Japanese fund presumably? It might make it more difficult. I mean Saudis already having having to raise more money to diversify the economy and so presumably. They're not going to want to be quite to free with their cash. And of course Softbank is probably not the place that they I would like to put their money anymore. Anyway because Softbank itself by Maceo she son has taken some really big bets on companies that have not so far come good specifically specifically. I think we work would be the most obvious one. which is the shared office? Space Company tried to list and failed to at which point not only did it not sell equity but but it's lenders decided not to lend any money and Softbank had to go rescue it and its valuation has been cut significantly. I'm sure Tom knows exactly by how much he's about. Tell us I think I think from forty seven billion dollars. They tried various levels down but ultimately ends up with a sub ten billion dollar evaluation as you say failed to go public. Can they continue each trade. Yeah I mean as long as Softbank and others are willing to continue to pour cash into it because it is still heavily loss-making but the other thing they've done is scaled back their a growth strategy. So they are not spending as much money on new builds so they think they can get to somewhere near break even in the coming months. They've also filed a lot of people which helps so frank's image of takes quite a battering its credibility. How does that affect its ability to keep them investing well they have been trying to raise a second fund and it has not worked worked as well as one would hope? It's particularly problematic because as you may remember. Their first fund has an extremely unusual structure where it's not just people putting in cash. It's people putting in cash and then also they had to put in loans basically so they don't have as much cash as your classic Private Equity Fund. What have they actually have to pay interest on the money? They've got so I think if they don't have success relatively soon the way it's structured means that the lack of success will be magnified and make it that much harder for them. Son has apologized already. Instead he was to credible and he has also started putting a new governance requirements on the companies that the fund invests in food for them. I've always always been skeptical about some of the companies have invested in some of the valuations. They've invested at. They seem to have got quite late into the private tech game and got into in a massive way EH. One of the most ridiculous investments was wag this company that walks you dock for you which they've just finally pulled out of we. Work is the big characteristic Batson if that went well then or would be fine. But it hasn't so I mean Masan has this ability really proven alibaba to pick one winner that has generated a massive amounts of return. So if there's just one company within this portfolio then it could be judged a success but if you look at companies like Uber which I showed this year and his now full and a third in value if you look obviously we work and the marginal bets like y than as little really to say that this thing is going to be success for the big four. They've had quite the twelve months with so many scandals. What would you say? What did they end up this year? What's interesting is it hasn't been as bad? That is you think I mean. They have been criticized and find record fines record discipline for dreadful audits of companies that leader went bust but in an actual practical level. Their revenues are up and their dominance of the auditing business of the footsie. One hundred is up. They have taken taking a lot of terrible press. And they're probably. I'm guessing having a harder. Time recruiting best in the brightest. But I would not cry for them. The thing to remember is this time last year. The kingman kingman review was suggesting that they ought to be separating audit from other other businesses. Maybe broken up do all this stuff and then the CMA. The competition and Markets Authority authority in April said the same thing and they're going to move forward but nothing has actually happened so in fact life continues for them they still make a lot of money. KPMG I'M G. which is the one that has struggled more than the others has been involved in more of the scandals and also it has had prophets problems and so it has had to do meaningful cutbacks? Axum TRIMs They had famous where they stopped paying for people's phone calls and they took a lot of bad press. But I think it's worth remembering that. If you go back maybe a dozen years. You could've made exactly the same argument. Lots of concern about their dominance of the auditing market. Lots of concern. That audits weren't going well. This is remember post Enron and all that sort of thing and there were four them and there are four now so could they to relax a bit and feel that they've survived the structure phone calls over. This will come back. It's not clear. Their regulator has a new person. WHO's in charge of WHO is actually a serious guy and it is possible? He will try to do more at the moment. There's no legislation giving power to him to do more. It will really depend on how much Boris Johnson government cares about this stuff. I mean it was on the agenda of the previous government. Is it now. We don't
A year after Khashoggi's slaying, Saudi clampdown persists
"Wednesday marks a year since Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. the idea that Saudi operative for plot to kill a man a US journalist inside their own consulate shocked the world after the gruesome details that emerged Mr Shoji was a critic of the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Selmon who is suspected of involvement of the killing NPR checking north of looks at whether he and his kingdom. ice exactly three weeks after the death of Jamal Khashoggi Saudi Arabia held its second annual international investment conference the glittering of van dubbed Davos in the desert was meant to showcase business opportunities in the kingdom a year earlier it brought in some of the biggest names in international banking and investment but not this time a lot of people a lot of phone investors stayed away Christian coats Gourock sin is a Middle East specialist at rice university's Baker institute he says dozens of investors and government officials quickly dropped out of the conference after could show she's killing that was when they were daily revelations about Saudi hit squads and dismemberment but now those horrors have faded and lower expenses Saudi Arabia still has so much oil wealth it's your resistible for many investors they started to come back over the past few months so it's initial outcry and a quiet year few began to go back into Saudi Arabia tempted by the Congress of contracts the Muhammad somebody's trying to push through these young friends was says Nick with the Middle East institute says many investments are being delayed in large part out of concern over crown prince Mohammed bin Selmon the crown prince is widely suspected English oak trees killing despite his repeated denials says Nick says the prince's autocratic tendencies such as detaining hundreds of wealthy Saudis at the Ritz Carlton hotel for several months had already worried foreign investors says Nick says the could show G. killing reinforce those concerns the fight that now the country's a one man show you know means that you're at the mercy of preaching this one person and if you are going to put many millions of dollars in investment and a lot of management time and so on you don't want to be at the mercy of one person that's too dangerous that's on the business side there's also been a political toll at a G. twenty meeting earlier this year picture showed the crown. prince isolated from world leaders accept Russia's Vladimir Putin who gave him a hearty handshake Saudi Arabia has lost arms sales from Germany Denmark and Finland the US Congress his efforts to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia increased after could show she's death the crown prince still has one key supporter president trump who is even cast doubt on the CIA's assessment that the crown prince played a role in could show she's death they have nothing definitive and the fact is maybe he did maybe he did Ben Friedman the director of the foreign influence transparency initiative at the nonpartisan center for international policy says trump is effectively allowing Saudi Arabia to get away with crucial trees killing the Saudis haven't actually paid a large price for the murder of your market share gains insure we can look at what Congress is nine terms of legislation that they've been working on related to arms sales to Saudi Arabia but at the end of the day trump has vetoed every single bill that would have hurt the Saudis in this regard but the race institutes all works in believes ultimately Saudi Arabia will pay a price and I think for the first time. recent history there's no bipartisan support in the Congress in the US political spectrum for for Saudi Arabia and that's going to be concerned because trump will be there forever to protect the crown prince still only works and believes the crown prince will become king because he still has the blessing of his father king someone despite what the rest of the world
Trump claims Russia investigation was 'treason'
"But if that was likely Russian disinformation from the beginning in the dossier and then we see what they did with it I mean just all right to hookers urinating in a bed in in the Ritz Carlton in Moscow Donald trumps bad which you know that's why they had the spreadsheet John Solomon reported ninety some odd percent of this is all garbage the about new was all garbage but in spite of warnings multiple warnings Kathleen calve like Bruce or everybody else steel hates trump Hillary paid for it it's not verified now we know what's on verifiable the dossiers author Christopher steal those same by it okay but you use it any way you use it it gets disseminated to the American people of the poker is hearing it urinating in the bed story that's it doesn't sound like the Russians if it was if it was Russian disinformation likely from the beginning it sounds like the Russians weren't trying to hold Donald Trump which is banned one of the main points and main conspiracies a mainline is from the get go anyway joining us now good friend of the program is done great work all boy do we have news coming next week isn't it great when you know something awesome is come then you can't share with everybody to tell your audience your he's like you jerk you know only because we we are very careful I am you know I said this last night on TV we we double check triple check every source we don't want to get a story wrong thankfully we have not on this big you know two and a half years above I'm feeling layers of an onion but let me start with this you're the executive vice president investigative columnist at the hill right and you broken so many of these stories but I think what you really hit on just this week prior to Mahler could be the biggest piece of the puzzle and that is about George Mitchell said is a guy that well didn't the mother reports suggest he was part of Russian intelligence and the person he's a he's a flash point the start of the entire Russia collusion narrative if you don't have Joseph miss through writing out reaching out to George Papadopoulos in March of twenty sixteen and offering to introduce him to the Russians you don't have a predicate because as we know it was that conversation sort of conversations in March and April that the F. B. I. said prompted them to open up a investigation that became known as operation crossfire hurricane in which gave us this whole bogus Russian collusion narrative for two and a half years so he is the starting point of this entire investigation and in the great lawmakers who questions director Mahler drew out some very important information during the hearing which is they kept asking why didn't you charge Mister if you believe he lied the man who starts the entire investigation you don't charge come in but you can use them of lying and director Mahler could not provide an answer why you charged everybody else of lying but but not miss you and of course that predated by one day the story I had which in which missions lawyer says John there on the new turn US attorney rubber investigating the Russia collusion misbehavior that abuses by the potential boosted by the F. B. I. has reached out and sought an interview with Missy what does that tell us it means that the justice department isn't confident with Mahler's conclusions about Mr into we know from Mister lawyer that Mister lawyer is prepared to provide evidence of the justice department said back but here's the bell for this that his client wasn't some Russians dudes he was a long term western intelligence cooperators collaborator who was passed passed directed to approach George Papadopoulos an offer to make introductions in Russia meaning it could be a set up a western intelligence set up that would flip the entire case on its head okay now it's listed in and it goes to the heart of the issue something we have discussed from the get go to eat where people talk about it as the five buys an alliance our intelligence with United States Great Britain Italy and Australia Australian right and by the way interestingly did we out source some intelligence gathering in ways that would circumvent American law but our friends do it for us but basically ordering it done for us is how big a story is that likely to become here that's a great Russian this I think is a multiple fairy throwing a first off we don't know Mifsud or is water telling the truth and I've seen some documentation which I put in my store you can go to and download the actual documents that would suggest that there's some credence to what they're saying there's some clear evidence that misty was being directed to you introduced Papadopoulos too the Russians and secondly there was some trickery chicanery going on remember everyone in the media was gasping couple years ago the Papadopoulos might have met with Russia with what Amir Putin's needs a woman who is is supposed to be Vladimir people's needs I have seen clear and convincing evidence that the woman who was introduced by Mifsud too Papadopoulos with not a niece but in fact a student posing as a niece that that Mr took off of his campus that's the sort of trickery or OR undercover work and often goes on and either private intelligence ops or government ops I think one of the theories here it could be a government run MI six America who knows another theory was a private intelligence up someone had paid to have this dirty tricks states we don't know yet but the fact that John during his looking at it tells us the answers mother gave the justice department don't seem to be satisfying enough to be Attorney General let me ask you this I was recently got a call from somebody and I've always felt the George Papadopoulos you know he even said and it was reported that he said just the opposite of what people accused him of saying when they use them of lying he said I would I would find a traitorous if somebody alluded with the Russian column that was your column John Simon correct ball and a friend and so many reasons no don't trust this guy don't trust this guy and I looked at them and I said well it arm I have no reason to doubt what he said here and I've been told that there might actually be exculpatory evidence that proves him right that's exactly right remember we've heard multiple times on your show about lawmakers are come on your show referencing transcripts John and I as I many times before you have called for the release of those transcripts they exist I think those are in the process of being declassified I think we're gonna see some news on that the next few weeks but if there are transcripts before the FISA warrant was issued in which the FBI knew that George Papadopoulos not only was was not interested in in getting a Russian dirt and email for the Russians he actually said of doing it the campaign will consider to trees and they would never do that if you use those words it would have undercut the entire allegation they're asking the court for permission to to investigate it's the sort of information you're required under the law to tell the court we think something went on here but we have some evidence it goes the other way we need to show that to you we've heard from deafening as we've heard from John Radcliffe said there's a belief that some of this evidence was not given to the court if that gets the classified in we see really what the FBI knew about Papadopoulos it could really go to the heart of abuse by the FBI and the justice department in the fall of twenty
Soccer Star Allie Long's Wedding Ring Stolen in Hotel Burglary
"LA police are checking security video for clues after U. S. soccer star alley long reported burglary in her downtown hotel room LAPD investigators have yet to identify any suspects in the theft believed to have occurred Wednesday or Thursday at the Ritz Carlton LA long reported her wedding ring worth more than fifteen thousand dollars about four thousand dollars in cash and her ceremonial keep at the city of New York were taken she tweeted to New York mayor bill de Blasio do you make copies I would love a new one he responded don't worry about the key like any good New Yorker we keep a spare for our neighbors police say there were no signs of forced entry but it's unclear whether this was an inside job plus get pesky tie KNX ten seventy
Burglary, Los Angeles And ABC discussed on WBZ Midday News
"One of the stars of the U. S. women's World Cup team now the victim of a burglary in Los Angeles get more on that from ABC's Alex stone LAPD sources tell ABC news that U. S. soccer star alley longer husband we're staying at the Ritz Carlton hotel in downtown LA on Wednesday night they were in town for the espy awards they left the room but we're told they had the door a jar using the door latch on Thursday they noticed her jewelry money and other items were taken there was no forced entry because the door was not locked detectives are now looking at surveillance video from the floor to figure out who went into their room and like stone ABC
Soccer Star Allie Long's Wedding Ring Stolen in Hotel Burglary
"A U. S. women's soccer star alley long says someone broke into her hotel her hotel room in Los Angeles stealing her wedding ring and the key to the city should received from mayor bill de Blasio in New York our Li long says cash was also stolen from her room at the Ritz Carlton she and her teammates in a way for the espy awards were it's been one big party the wedding ring reportedly worth fifteen thousand dollars long to eating out that someone stole her key to our favorite city and she wanted to know if may or double Lazio made
Marriott Courts Airbnbs Customers -- with Castle Rentals
"This episode of business words daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes simple online makes it easy to save time and money. No matter what you ship or male. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale when you visit PBA dot com slash BW deli. From wondering, I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily on this Tuesday may seven for those looking to get a jump on the hottest travel destinations for summer consider a ten thousand dollar night Irish castle or how about a Lake Tahoe mountain home. Perhaps these are two of the luxury properties that Marriott has just started offering as part of a brand new home sharing business. The posh digs are far cry from the air mattresses on the floor origins of Airbnb, but Airbnb is now worth about thirty five billion dollars. And as a rival is a thorn in Marriott side until recently Marriott was perceived to be the biggest company in the lodging business with about one point three million rooms, but with five to six million properties available for rent will Airbnb is now the largest lodging operator in the country that according to the Wall Street Journal, the upshot of so much. Sumer choice, Marriott and other hotel chains have been losing a couple of percentage points in revenue in major cities were home. Shares are abundant that sting so much that Marriott has decided to expand its definition of lodging and try to beat Airbnb at its own game. But you're not likely to find rooms in other people's houses or super cheap urban studios for Marriott called homes in villas by Marriott. The new service will offer three night and up stays in two thousand high end properties around the world, the luxurious spaces in Marietta roster are already managed by property managers. Not by homeowners. Trying to make a few extra bucks Marriott has good reasons to fashion it service this way hotel customers, don't like inconsistency. Which by definition is the hallmark of home shares to assure cleanliness amenities and to meet hotel safety codes Marietta's sneaking it's toll into the water gingerly. Airbnb exects or nothing if not savvy, however as Mary edges closer to home sharing Airbnb is sliding into hotel territory. That's right in March Airbnb announced that it will pay about four hundred sixty five million dollars to acquire hotel tonight. That's a last minute hotel booking service in the war between hotels and home. Shares Marriott has one weapon that Airbnb doesn't at least so far frequent travelers love their loyalty points. And Mary says it's rewards program will work no matter what kind of property you stay in. That is reserved that Irish castle and you'll get points, you can use it any other Marriott property, whether it's the Ritz Carlton or a Marriott courtyard on the jersey shore as both Airbnb and hotel chains realize they're in same business, providing travellers with roofs over their heads will Airbnb suddenly develop loyalty program of its own. Those of us who rely on home sharing who. Sure hope so. Brom wondering this business wars daily, if you're a loyal subscriber. Thank you so much, and please share the show with your friends and show them. How to subscribe, would you? I'm David Brown. We'll see you tomorrow. This episode of business words daily is brought to you by central online from Pitney Bowes with sent pro online from Pitney Bowes, you can send everything from packages. Two overnights at letters without leaving your office right from your desk for his low as four dollars ninety nine cents per month, French shipping, labels and stamps from your own printer easily compare rates using send pros online software, get special USPS savings for letters and priority, mail shipping. Plus, you can track all of your shipments and get Email notifications when they've arrived. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit PBA dot com slash BW w daily.
Airbnb's Newest Neighbor in the Home Rental Space: Marriott Hotels
"Big hotel chains are striking back at Airbnb Marriott international is starting up its own home rental business to grab a piece of a quickly growing market currently dominated by Airbnb Marietta, which besides its namesake chain also owns Ritz Carlton Sheraton, and w hotels will allow home rental guests to earn Marriott. Loyalty points when they book visit other hoteliers, also exploring home rentals include Hilton
Airbnb and Marriott Each Want What the Other Has
"Is a little bit of point counterpoint in the hospitality industry to report on today. First of all Airbnb says it's thinking about getting into more formal hoteling it's going to take commercial properties and rent them out at the same time. The Wall Street Journal reports that Marriott is going to start its own Airbnb like thing for renting out vacation homes, cozy atmosphere neighborhood vibe without the sometimes dodgy wildfire clogged sink when confined in an Airbnb. Marketplace's Megan McCurdy Krino has more on what am I take for Marianne to compete in the home sharing market that is so disrupting its business Marianne it's been pointing out in a recent commercial that there are a lot of ways to spend the night with them. Homeboy for Tony. There's Ritz-Carlton for hip. There's w for family friendly, they're Springfield sweets, and for a plain old hotel room there Sheraton thirty hotel brands, endless experiences. Adding home rentals tha that ecosystem makes a lot of sense says Howard Adler, a professor of hotel management at Purdue University really benefits them because they're expanding their their network already. Adler says home rentals could allow travelers to stay under Marriott roof for every trip. They take for business or pleasure and get loyalty points. But there's a catch much of Maryanto. Tell business is independently owned MorningStar analyst, Dan wa- select says home sharing may cannibalize some of that business. There is some, you know, risk vats alienating the traditional hotel franchisees that are joining the Maryanne brand renting out private houses. Even high end ones. Also, poses risks homes and hotels are built with different safety standards. Aroon soon Dhiraj on a professor of business at NYU says that's one example of why it's going to be difficult for Marriott in another hotel chains to compete head on with Airbnb. I think Airbnb has made depot. Inroads into the hotel business than any of the hotel chains will into the home shedding business. Andy says Mary interest in the market makes the home sharing business. Look more attractive as Airbnb prepares for its IPO later this year.
Turkey Calls for Arrest of Aides to Saudi Crown Prince in Khashoggi Killing
"A measure that says the US Saudi Arabia's crown prince is complicit in the killing of the journalist Khashoggi. What do you make of that? I have talked about this whole MBA smaller bin Salman for a long time. I have since day one been a denounce Mohammed bin Salman, I lived in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia arena company there. I in congress. I worked for Saudi Arabia. I knew from day one. He was not what the media was portraying him as the great liberator of women that was nonsense. He wasn't. He allowed them to drive which half the people don't want to drive over there. Anyway, you know, have drivers. But. Everything he had the media eating out of his hand expensive lobby groups making him look good. He has always been known over. There is a monster. He imprisoned his own mother under house arrest because he was warning the king who has dementia. To not let him be the crown prince think about a second. And then he imprisoned people in the Ritz Carlton extorted billions from them. And they and they killed a man in the Ritz Carlton, I think even beaten to death or something. From day one. I I really felt usually it's you know, you're innocent token, proven guilty. I felt they won behind this. And I watched Lindsey Graham and Senator corker, and they came out in no uncertain terms. They said he would be convicted in thirty minutes in court. They have seen some private secret information that I am sure has some type of followed either his voice talking some type of solid connection to ordering the murder of kashogi. And I've gotta tell you Kate. President Trump is on the wrong side of this issue. And it is straining night talked to some people on the hill today. It is super straining his entire relationship with a lot of Republicans alone over this thing they have just went too far his son-in-law Jared Kushner is best friends with Mohammed bin Salman, by the way in Saudi Arabia behind his back. They're calling him instead of 'em Bs is he likes to be called the calling him Mr. bone saw. Wow.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Ideas
"We're sitting at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Toronto in a lobby which was opened at seven years ago. So we're in a beautiful room, which is tight compact because Senator of in space, but it's nice high ceilings, lots of spaces for people watching and MCI what what do you do professional? I am a partner and principal with the firm. Mci Wong base in Toronto with offices in San Francisco, and we specialize in the art of hospitality design, and what I'm passionate about within lobbyists that there are still some traditional values about visually connecting with one another meeting strangers allowing for opportunities for approach, and that's why I really excited about also with respect to the restaurants and the bars come into the space because I think they make an even richer stage set for those types of experiences to to happen. So absolutely. The hotel lobby is a is a showcase for people. Mid afternoon. A weekday people in this lobby or not looking around there staring into their phones. But above waiting for the right moment. There's a glass bridge with steps cascading down. What side one of the architectural elements, which was always featured in these spaces was the staircase that the promenade they serve movement through space could be something that was gracefully managed architecturally. But also made any guests that was coming down that stare feel glamorous and feel very much part of the show. So I don't think that's changed whatsoever. I think when we come to a hotel lobby there's a sense of theater, and we all have a role in that theater. And it's a stage set so the lobbying very kind of architectural terms. In fact, the best lobbies are set up for people watching hotel, guests hotel, staff, arguers, diners, VIP's and business types here for meetings Alavi is a town square. A stage a runway and with the furniture. It's also a kind of living room, the Grand Hotel tradition of lobbies was really truly born out of a residential idea. So the, you know, the old Ritz was very much based on the palace model. Right lives of the rich and famous bringing that to the street. So there's an aspirant value of walking into lobbying recognizing a residential sort of feel kind of home away from home. But it's also the home away from home that you really don't have. That's what certain hotels give us for a fee. A Lux fantasy of home. Behind the Dole's people. Who doesn't want to walk down a hallway of plush carpeting and open their door to find a Christly made bed soft towels and a stocked bar these more than dust hotel rooms. Space is living. It's a home away from home, the wonderful thing. The magic about the hotel. Of course, is that we think we're getting this brand new space. That's just for us a private oasis. Of course, if you stop and think about how many thousands of people have slept in that bed kind of breaks the spell little bit. But they give us that allusion of hermetically sealed space that we can then make our own. It becomes our home for certain amount of time. There's no place like this home seemed to qualifies a place anymore. I began to look for something. Elsewhere Joanna Walsh is a writer based in Ireland. This is from her book park culture. Laissez part memoir, partly imagined called hotel. I caught myself a job as a hotel hewa for startup website. Are reviewed granted tells boutique hotels budget hotels, expensive hotels city hotels, mostly. On country hotels occasionally in each hotel. I stayed one night to three at most. If I planned Kathleen I could live in hotels for weeks at a time without taking a break. What did I look forward hotel a home away from home? The hats. I did get to sign it'll to places that I could never folded to stay myself. I was fascinated by the guy mirth luxury that was beyond my means. But also, I was fascinated by the idea of spices that tentatives to home. This was something I didn't really realize I was doing into two it's because at the same time I was considering leaving the marriage which didn't seem to be working. Indeed. I did eventually. And it was only after I did that sometime after I did that that I realized that these two things went together. Sometimes the hotel fantasy is home writ large the essential thing is that it's at one removed from domestic. It's an exaggeration. I've often been in hotels where there things like extremely large Chaz for impressive. But then he sit down on them..
Marriott workers are on strike
"Thousands of housekeepers cooks and other workers at Marriott. Hotels are on strike in San Francisco and San Jose after months of unsuccessful wage negotiations. A spokesman for the unite here. Local union says about twenty five hundred Marriott hotel workers were picketing outside at least seven hotels in downtown. San Francisco workers walked the picket line outside the Ritz Carlton, the palace hotel, the w hotel and the Mariot marquee union. Officials say many members have to work at least a second job to make ends meet Marietta. Officials say the hotels will continue operating.
Accusations NBC Blocked Ronan Farrow Report on Harvey Weinstein
"So listen to this NBC threatened Ronan Farrow if, he kept reporting, on Harvey Weinstein we've been hearing all this stuff about NBC is the great guardians of the free Republican and Trump is, evil, and they're saving us but I mean, all? You gotta do is watch stop the hammering and. Black, blazer and the disgraced former news anchor Brian, Williams? Who saw, dead bodies floating in the Ritz Carlton penthouse. That he was staying, in and listen to these guys man they know everything. On MSNBC on NBC right except that they covered. Up actively for Harvey Weinstein The producer who worked alongside Ronan Farrow at NBC news on his Harvey Weinstein investigation quit in protest earlier this. Month rich McHugh, tendered his resignation on Friday August seventeenth year to the day that the Weinstein story, left with pharaoh, since then pharaoh has won a Pulitzer prize for a series of articles that revealed allegations of sexual harassment and assault and, questions, have lingered about why the network gave, up? On the story that helped launch the metoo movement NBC news has long insisted the Weinstein expose wasn't ready to run on air or online Contrary to pharaohs claims that it was Faraz story ultimately ran in the New Yorker part of a series that ultimately won the two thousand eighteen.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Saudiowned copays that he's found another source of franz riches this anti corruption drive that ended up with all these phone in saudi officials and businessmen detained in the ritz carlton but also it does perhaps make selling saudi aramco to international investors a little bit more problematic because it will bring to the forefront of people's minds issue of political risk i'ma fabulous saudi arabia remains an absolute monarchy any given moolah can change the direction of anything at any time so he's never two reasons why that's a relevant relevant event i think and so well what's the connection here between aramco and the decisions around aramco and oil prices how do those play with each other so this is another really interesting aspect of the stories and we've seen a real shift in saudi policy hey which i think is fascinating mealy tells us something about where the is in the first quarter the saudi officials seem very happy for oil prices to keep rising prices have been rallying steadily as the cuts production that saudi arabia and the rest of opec engineer thought of the take effect global stockpiles retrained and oil prices rebounding nasi and in the first quarter of the saudi energy minutes we're happy to see vices we're happy for the market to get tighter and they three headed higher and then donald trump intervened kennedy a great story we'll see what happens whether or not that i ever really happens thank you you're listening to bloomberg businessweek coming up carol what is the only thing that's harder apparently than building a rocket building a car building a mid sized sedan that's exactly right elon musk having a heck of a time figuring out how to mass produce automobiles even though he's been incredibly successful getting into space our team reporters talked to so many different individuals for this story at tesla this is bloomberg listen as a hiring manager i've got to tell you.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Thousand nine through june second us directed five eleven the people for the ethical treatment of animals staged protest outside the officers to the highland park school district yesterday trying to stop science classes from using animals for dissection he says the company that supplies highland park township high school district one thirteen with animals for this section is unusually cruel drowning pigeons invests of water but it's the general principle of using animals for dissection that upsets pita thousand eighteen and we have so many different alternatives tonight's action misty lee is an activist for pd here in illinois investigated an innovative alternatives such as digital dissection on interactive simulation says they are more effective in teaching then dissection steve miller news radio on one zero five point nine fm wbz gama's has asked the highland park township school district one thirteen for comment a woman is suing chicago's ritz carlton a woman claims she was sexually assaulted during at the ritz carlton in january of last year christian guzman says police arrested the masseuse but he was released from custody a few hours later a story and there is guzman decided to go public with her allegations on behalf of herself and to give to other women who are reluctant to report sexual assaults the ritz carlton has not commented on the suit who's but did not name chicago police in the suit but says police fell to meaningfully investigate the incident chicago police have not commented heath johnson newsradio one zero five point nine fm state lawmakers have passed and sent to governor around or an expansion of aurora illinois math and science academy allowing younger students in out of state students to enroll beacon news reports out of state and international students would be charged tuition fees room and board imson settled away students currently pay fees for activities but do not pay tuition we'll get a look at your accuweather five day forecast see just how much heat is headed our way also sports next wbz news time.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"To cause an incredible amount of strain on my family but saint louis prosecutor democrat kim gardner says it was never about politics there was no witchhunt no plans to bring pain to him or his family dryden's lawyers say it's not likely that a special prosecutor will refile an earlier charge that grinds took a picture of his halfnaked lover no photograph ever turned up kevin colleen for cbs news saint louis goggles ritz carlton hotel was at the center of a lawsuit a woman claims she was sexually assaulted during a massage at the ritz carlton in january of last year christian guzman says police arrested the masseuse but he was released from custody a few hours later a story in the tribune says guzman decided to go public with allegations on behalf of herself and to give courage to other women who are reluctant to report sexual assaults the ritz carlton has not commented on the suit who's but did not name chicago police in the suit but says police fell to meaningfully investigate the incident chicago police have not commented heath johnson newsradio one zero five point nine fm illinois senate tonight passed almost unanimously thirty eight and a half billion dollars state budget senators talked much more about how the budget came together than they did about what's in the budget champagne area republican chapin rose a great mentor of mine representative bill black had a great sang this process works when you let it it really did here we took the deliberative time to walk through it no one is going to get everything they want it's a deliberate compromise there are relatively small cuts to prisons and social services in a pension buyout feature for people who used to work for the state but who are not yet retired and this time no new taxes house takes.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Ritz carlton hotel right and he was getting money from them how much money did he get from them in in why was he doing this well it's pretty interesting i mean so you know a lot of your listeners will will remember but you know the ritz carlton it's like this fabulous hotel in downtown riyadh it's it's amazing and it's basically the hotel it's a hotel for made for prince you know and and so essentially one night very quickly can be sent out the police to start detaining basically the wealthiest people in the country and and he and he had already done a lot of work ahead of time they had figured out roughly how much each of these wealthy people was worth and so they brought them into the ritz carlton and put them in these rooms took the doors off the rooms and said you can't leave until you turn over a good chunkier money and that was that was to be essentially negotiated but some of these people some of these saudi princes are worth billions of dollars and they have assets all over the world on stock in things like who and twitter and google and they have enormous asset billions of dollars and so the the saudis essentially force them to china over huge amounts of their assets so so envious ended up when all the detentions were over candidate with a hundred billion dollars by the shake down i mean it was a shakeout you know and and essentially said to the people that he took into the ritz carlton look i just want most your money but i'm not gonna hurt you and you can leave and everything will be fine afterwards yeah i think it got courses though i mean there's there's there's pretty good evidence that some people.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Ritz carlton was still in his mind a little too fresh and so i was intimidating that it might take a few weeks before this would happen but all of a sudden i'm in brazil places last week and i got a voice mail message saying call me i will lead and so i called the back and he said i want you to come to react as fast as possible and that's how this came to pass eric talk to us about his experience at the ritz carlton when he got out does he feel like it change man how does he described his experience being there well he's pretty candid about saying it's no fun being locked up at all let alone for eighty three days let alone by your own cousin the crown prince mohammad bin salman is prince alwaleed cousin so to be fair he doesn't mince words but at the same time he wants to project an image of solidarity with the rest of the royal family and so he is very careful not to be critical of either the king or the crown prince he says we're all one family one party if you will the ruling family of saudi arabia and relative to other people at the ritz carlton it sounds to me like prince alwaleed time there was pleasant which is not to say pleasant in nominal terms pleasant in relative terms he had a large suite a royal suite more than four thousand five hundred square feet normally sleeps nine people he had it all to himself but he made clear as well that there was no contact with any of the other detainees so he saw over the detainee and had no conversations with anyone else at the ritz carlton so he was really cut off he had very limited contact via phone with his family and his close confidants and the the only other people with whom he had any conversations with the folks who were trying to negotiate with them prince told you that he did cut a deal which even with you.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast
"Our rich put i don't think they ever thought the price would be close and when wet think it was a combination of things as this offseason progress do we get closer to the winner meetings they realized cubs asking price was going to be significantly higher than what they were comfortable with the slow market pushed darvish is price way down and suddenly it didn't really matter if cobs price was coming down significantly because the value that they saw in darvish made it clear because he was the guy that they wanted they just didn't think it would be a realistic price they'd never thought this price would be what it is now and you know as the as i think there was a meeting during the the winner meetings that made its uh seem like okay something may get done we should get more serious about this and they had that meeting with yu darvish in dallas at the ritz carlton then and uh i think that set the tone for both sides the cubs were impressed with darvish they they felt he had fitted darvish has camp was very impressed with the cubs a i think they that they're pitching infrastructure sure impress darvish the way he'd be used there was something he was very comfortable with i think he just add made sense for both sides in an you know here we are now with the cubs arguably with one of the best rotations in baseball nl save for me i probably don't give darvish enough credit for how good he has been in it's probably because you see those two world series starts in that's what lingers in your mind and suddenly start to think that this guy's not as good as he really is a you watch him pitch look at the numbers an and i am starting to realize okay gotta give this guy a lot more credit than probably i was in my mind this is a top tier pitcher maybe he's not and they kershaw chris sale max shaer's arranged but he he's not far behind when he's pitching at his best in and healthy the cubs believed that the bill at get that for the first few years at least at this contract so the cubs ever given out i guess it's not the most recent free agent contractor starter anymore you seem high mccarthy and enter katter on the book of the board with at least.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on WREK
"To work in the same way in your weekends probably even have a script and and the point of the script is number one they're efficient because you practice them a lot and they don't require a whole lot of uh of shas investment of energy but there are also unmemorable that almost by definition the more you have operated according to a script over time the the less memorable those experiences will be i mean just the same way that i you can't possibly recall your morning you know last november the 14th uh because there was nothing related to distinguish it from all the surrounding mornings uh so we talk in the book about if we want to create memorable experience is often the best way to do that is to break the script and that that can take on a variety of meanings depending on what kind of experience were talking about there's one example in the book that's uh your listeners may be familiar with it went viral a few years ago vote it starts with the family it was vacationing in ritz carlton hotel in florida and then they had their little boy with them who had his sleeping buddy woods a stuff giraffe named josh e and the you know if your kids have a have a stuffed animal this like their special pal you knew how important that i've still have josh i shall have own i can see it any day it's up by the south and mariam yeah so you get horan you'd better tread carefully with this story at the app well this is where it gets this is where it gets dicy because they get home and uh john in the suit somebody forgot josh and so naturally the parents freak out there worry we'll their child began and and the dad meet our hearts go out to the dad an and he thought he had no choice really but to just tell bald faced lies which was son a josh she just felt like he needed some extra time at the resort so we decided to let him stick around and just get some more our and uh his son bought that and so it had occupied leg but good it was bad right he's got to get again pledge area that a couple of days exactly that's the the clock is ticking so they get in touch with the ritz and.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"Go in on time and on schedule also basically the government than their ports and other officials went very quickly to reassure people that no damages and no injuries were reported from this interception you've been reporting on this story for the past week how is it to ripple on this story are you getting access to the people that you want to get access to how accessible are they being made by the authorities and have you been to the ritz carlton in riyadh where will these various people detained in this process and now being held i drove to the ritz carlton it's totally sharply outside gates are closed any cannot go in and you cannot see what's happening inside there are police cars surrounding the compound ler whether it's carlton as when it comes to report in this story at hasn't been easy because the information didn't come out way quickly and was i'm very clear at the beginning what was happening and then to try to get confirmation from the government about you know who's rested and four what tweets ends on what are the charges against them and how this situation's development it's still pretty hard to deal with this lack of communication was making a lot of people specially in the business community very nervous probably the government did sense that there wasn't enough communication about what does these measure mean for the business environment and they had to come up with these statements trying to reassure these jet to reinvest erzen and others in the community just could be back to the anticorruption drive that happened over the weekend this has been cool saudis night of the long knives wants the atmosphere had been like since that happened i think a lot of people are still trying to make sense of it why it happened and how a top the scale of the names and fall are still things that people are are thinking about and trying to make sense of it it is unusual an unprecedented and different people have reacted differently i think for the general public that have always complain.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on WGN Radio
"A f f i x chicago gi weather center your veteran's day forecast not too bad mostly cloudy windy a high near thirty nine but late tonight and into sunday morning got some snow costly rain and then becoming mostly cloudy and a high of forty on sunday afternoon temperatures around the area right now twenty seven at o'hare and addison and lawn lakefront twenty six at midway the lake michigan water temperature at forty six wins of the southeast of fifteen your wind chill at fifteen badischen the wgam newsroom raider join the conversation live whenever bows very own seven twenty wgn nick cave yes volume dini wgn at three thirty alley how she 'em will be on the phone with us from overseas talking about what's going on in arabia corruption crackdown that forced about two hundred people to be taken prisoner sort of two for more questioning this happened about a week ago and one of the stories i was reading this week was that um the ritz carlton in saudi arabia guess there uh whitley forced to gather their stuff and vacate the premises and shuttle to others tells because that became the prison for these two hundred eight people in the crackdown they gathered him up and brought him to the ritz carlton while the bars on the dow talent so that's a hell away proud failure roger viral down okay put me the ritzcarlton i'll answer your question punishable the turning a hotter attorney model that would stain gene the ritz carlton would ever put up with that but quite turban actress to re no turned down service announcement that's it now it's i no mini bar so 330 alley a sham will be on the phone with us at four am a lease harris whose catholic gene hope and the last week that he's looking possibly allowing married priests and sorta sounds like a trial run we'll find out more about the scene at right now some of your calls coming you were talking about prey.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Trumpcast
"Hey these guys will pay me a million bucks they seem like great guys because by definition they're doing business with me at best guys in the world and was he now legally it doesn't matter because it's clearly a case in my view of willful blindness of either knowing that you're breaking the law facilitating breaking the law or it so obvious that not knowing was a deliberate act will you said the same people couldn't do deals with the four seasons are the ritz carlton and presumably that's because those companies would have been on guard against being vehicles for that kind of laundry is that the distinction that is the distinction so if you look at that the ritz carlton force like these major global brands it it's a bit of a trick like it i don't one i i don't want to overly sing their praises i mean it's kind of like the big russian oligarchic hires goldman sachs what you typically see like in azerbaijan the trump hotel went to the mamadayev family which was this third tier openly corrupt family but everyone knows in that country that the first family the aleve family and the and the wife of the president the but shy of family are as some people said to me they're so corrupt they don't have to be corrupt i mean there it's their state so they don't have to bribed the they're not hiding from anybody where they live yeah they're not hiding from anyone where they live they're not that they don't have to do the grubby business of bribing people at cetera so the you know the four seasons works with them the marriott works with them and then that project it's not illegal to work with corrupt people it's not a leo to work with people launder money it's illegal for your work your project to be a money laundering and what you generally c has these prestige real estate properties.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority
"Be confused that's what little teleprompter reader co bears doing let's let's go back to the the puppet the last friday intelligence chiefs presented trump with claims of russian efforts to compromise him the 35page dossier on the socalled russian connection to trump with some very salacious allegations including unsubstantiated claims about trump at a moscow hotel room was not completed until just before the election and then provided a journalist the clinton campaign and the fbi i'm struck by the fact of on sort of the way this has been furthered in the last forty eight hours the cofounder fish and gpus which commissioned the dossier from steele he's now done this old some ten hour interview with the senate handed over forty thousand pages of documents to the senate very obviously cooperating with the investigation and fusion of saint openly lesson we stand by the dossier we think it basically we think it's true that donald trump once visited russia stayed in the ritz carlton in moscow and then hired prostitutes to perform a golden shower and that russia might have the whole thing on tape there were surveillance cameras in this room because as the building is wired and that the fsb has this because they automatically have cameras in the room and they coffers happening donald trump engaged in her birded acts with prostitutes trump immediately denied the report tweeting intelligence agencies should never have allowed this fake news to leak into the public one last shot at me are we living in nazi germany i might to ask you about your big russian pp party i am not talking about the epa uh that sort of stuff out there and this makes me mad and i'll tell you what makes me mad i've had them to similar stuff to me and my family and and other members of our crew and when you know they know their lives and they just make up outrageous stuff and then they don't get in trouble for it and then there defended by the big telecoms and by the big tech companies and by the silicon valley outfits light gugel who are openly in their own meetings caught on hidden camera saying they want to shutdown infowars you just realized this is a at all lawless crooks that have gotten powerful of americans blood sweat and tears but hey this country because parasites always the host well i got news for you scumbags you're losing on every front and it's beautiful you.
"ritz carlton" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Okay i've been a lot of places that have come net how bad service american airlines i never accused american airlines of heating jews that's why the service socked i assume that the service sucked because the service sucked she didn't say why all of this happened the ritz carlton just tweeted backward very sorry to hear this we pride ourselves on providing excellent service to all pleased gm us and we'll look into this right away and then the ritz carlton gave sympathetic statement about diversity and inclusion again leslie jones has like the again there there is no there is no actual evidence of racism here but she's accusing people of racism without evidence i watched this movie on the plane yesterday called get out in its really well done is by a jordan peel who is the the other half of keown peel and he has a very talented guy obviously there are two ways to read the movie one is the way that he made it in one is these sort of isn't soared more cynical the though the way that he made it was this is how life really is for black people it's it's about is black guy who's dating white girl she takes the number family and it turns out basically that it's step for wife's that's the in so he takes her as she takes him home and her parents are obama liberals who who want to basically turned black people in his army's morelos and so the the way to one way to read that is as like a parody of white liberals i know that in reclaiming loved this movie because he bought into that idea that white liberals us all suck black people sort of release they are fully capable of doing so.