New Delhi: Former Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu has advocated making public the report of the Supreme Court’s in-house inquiry committee which looked into the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against the Chief Justice of India by a former woman employee of the apex court, saying the decision to withhold the finding “appears to have no reason or legal base”. “The people of this country are informed that the in-house committee of Supreme Court consisting of three judges has cleared Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment allegations raised by a former employee claiming ‘no substance’ in the complaint,” he said. According to the CJI and other dignitaries, there is a “larger conspiracy” behind this allegation, Acharyulu said. “…public interest gives rise to a right of public to know and hence the report should have been made public after redacting the details if need not be disclosed, especially in complaints like sexual harassment,” he said. The three-member committee had on Monday given clean chit to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, saying it “found no substance” in the allegations. The apex court administration later said the report “is not liable to be made public”, citing the verdict in the 2003 case of Indira Jaising vs Supreme Court of India. Acharyulu said, “As per Indira Jaising order, the enquiry into Mysore incident was informal and only to gather some information from colleague judges, but in this case, it is a statutorily mandated inquiry and it is not opinion collection or information gathering.” The former Information Commissioner said the publication of the report, under any stretch of imagination, cannot impede the inquiry or prosecution or apprehension of any accused or any other person in this case and cannot be withheld from the Right to Information (RTI) Act. “When a judgement given by the courts in a rape case could be made public without mentioning the name of the victim, with all details of examination of witnesses, and their cross examination, prohibiting the report of an internal inquiry committee appears to have no reason or legal base,” he said. Immediately after the office of apex court’s Secretary General came out with the findings of the committee on Monday, the woman issued a press statement saying that she was “highly disappointed and dejected”. “The in-house committee has found no substance in the allegations contained in the complaint dated April 19, 2019 of a former employee of the Supreme Court of India. Please take note that in case of Indira Jaising vs Supreme Court of India and Anr (2003), it has been held that the report of a committee constituted as a part of the In-House Procedure is not liable to be made public,” the notice said.
Rabat- Moroccan technology is making its mark globally. Representing Morocco, Majid El Bouazzaoui, president of the OFEED innovation association won another gold medal for Morocco, this time at IIIC on November 3.Majid Bouazzaoui receives gold medal in TaiwanThirteen countries competed: Taiwan, Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Croatia, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Morocco, and Canada. OFEED was the only association representing Africa and the Arab world.The participating countries exhibited over 380 inventions. OFEED’s winning invention was the “automatic guidance system of photovoltaic panels” which cleans solar panels without using drinking water. El Bouazzaoui’s OFEED has won more than 10 gold medals in China, Canada, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Poland, and South Korea. OFEED won the Korean medal earlier this month at the international invention exhibition of BIXPO 2018 in Gwangju, October 30 to November 2.Read Also: Abdellatif Laabi Exhibits Paintings and Poetry in MarrakechOFEED aims to “strengthen national and international partnership, strengthen partnership with the major stakeholders in the field of inventions, and accompany the carriers of new invention patents, capitalize and share experiences.”El Bouazzaoui is an electrical engineer specializing in networks and telecommunication. He is also on the executive committee of the International Federation of Inventors Associations (IFIA).In 2017, El Bouazzaoui won an Inpex Award of Merit at the INPEX International Exhibition of Inventions in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.King Mohammed VI also awarded El Bouazzaoui his Wissam Al Istihkak Al Watani (the Medal of National Merit) of 2nd rank on Throne Day in 2016.The Chinese Society of Innovation and Inventions (CIIS) and Russia’s International Exhibition of Inventions of Moscow Archimedes / InnovExpo organize the annual competition.The competition took place with the support of the Office of Support from the President of Taiwan and the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA).
Ljubiša Petković was sentenced today by the trial chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to four months in prison for failing to appear as a witness in the trial of Vojislav Šešelj, the president of the Serbian Radical Party (SRS).The Tribunal rejected the defendant’s claim that his state of health precluded him from informing the chamber that he could not answer the terms of the confidential subpoena for Mr. Šešelj’s proceedings.“When ordered to appear as a Trial Chamber witness … the accused could not refuse to comply with the subpoena stating that he was a ‘defence witness,’” the presiding judge, Jean-Claude Antonetti, said.He stressed that “witnesses are not the property of the parties and that when the Trial Chamber decides, by way of subpoena, that their testimony is necessary for the establishment of the truth, they have to comply with it.”Mr. Šešelj is facing three counts of crimes against humanity and six counts of war crimes relating to his alleged role in an ethnic cleansing campaign by Serbian forces in the Vojvodina region of Serbia between August 1991 and at least September 1993. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges, which include murder, torture, imprisonment and deportation. 11 September 2008A former aide to a top Serbian ultranationalist politician has been found guilty of contempt by the United Nations tribunal set up to deal with the worst war crimes committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s.
20 September 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Timorese Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão have discussed the South-East Asian country’s ongoing preparations for presidential and parliamentary elections next year in a tête-à-tête that also focused on efforts to promote national reconciliation. Meeting today at United Nations Headquarters in New York, on the eve of the General Assembly’s annual high-level segment, Mr. Ban and Mr. Gusmão discussed “the constructive dialogue among national leaders” that took place in Timor-Leste in late July, according to a read-out issued by a spokesperson for the Secretary-General.The small nation has suffered bouts of violence since it became independent in 2002, and a series of deadly clashes in 2006 led the world body to set up a peacekeeping mission (UNMIT), succeeding earlier UN missions there.At today’s meeting Mr. Ban stressed the UN’s willingness to support the electoral process as needed and commended the recent progress under the leadership of Mr. Gusmão.He also acknowledged the significance of Timor-Leste’s own police force – known as the PNTL – resuming policing responsibilities from UNMIT earlier thus year, and said the mission would continue to work closely with authorities to promote capacity-building.
The United Nations Secretary-General has sent his deepest condolences to the Government of Nepal and to everyone affected by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on Saturday.“The reports of the devastation are still coming in and the numbers of people killed, injured and affected by this earthquake continue to rise,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a statement released by his Spokesperson.The latest situation report released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs today, said that Nepal’s Government currently reports over 700 deaths with that number expected to rise, and no figures currently available on the total number of people affected.“It is clear that very many lives have been lost,” said the statement. “There has also been significant damage to Nepal’s irreplaceable cultural heritage.”Nepal’s Government also reports that 30 of Nepal’s 75 districts were affected, mainly in western and central regions, including the country’s two largest cities, Kathmandu and Pokhara. Hospitals in the Kathmandu Valley are overcrowded, running out of room for storing dead bodies and also running short of emergency supplies.The most affected districts were reported to be Dhading, Gorkha, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchowk, Kavre, Nuwakot, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, and Ramechhap. UN field offices reported that the eastern region was not badly affected and that the Terrai had been minimally affected.“On behalf of the United Nations, I thank the first responders in all the affected countries who are working around the clock to save lives,” said the statement. “The United Nations is supporting the Government of Nepal in coordinating international search and rescue operations and is preparing to mount a major relief effort.”The Government has requested international assistance in the response to the disaster, with particular importance placed on the need search and rescue capacity, medical teams, supplies and tenting for hospitals, heavy equipment for rubble removal and helicopters for transport and access to blocked areas.The President of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa, also expressed his deep concern and profound sorrow about the devastating earthquake. He sent his prayers and expresses the sympathy of the family of nations to Government and people of Nepal and all those affected by this disaster.Mr. Kutesa thanked all countries and entities that have responded to the emergency and he called on Member States and the international community to deploy all possible efforts to urgently assist and support the people and the Government of Nepal in the aftermath of the earthquake.The Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin, also expressed his deepest sympathy to those affected by the earthquake, saying he was “shocked and saddened” by the deaths and disappearance of hundreds of people, as well as the widespread destruction and displacement caused by the disaster.He added that the UNFPA stood ready to join in international efforts to give assistance to the Government and people of Nepal, expressing particular concern about the fate of pregnant women who have been affected by this tragedy, including those who might face potentially life-threatening complications. All efforts will be exerted to support their safety and the safety of their babies.
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A 21-year-old woman has been detained at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism, police said.The woman, from north London, was arrested as she left a flight from Istanbul, Turkey, at just after 9pm on Thursday.Officers said the arrest was Syria-related and the woman was being held at a south London police station.The Metropolitan Police said searches two addresses in the north of the capital had been searched. A 21-year-old woman has been detained at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism, police said.The woman, from north London, was arrested as she left a flight from Istanbul, Turkey, at just after 9pm on Thursday.Officers said the arrest was Syria-related and the woman was being held at a south London police station.The Metropolitan Police said searches two addresses in the north of the capital had been searched.
← Previous Story Stian Hauge Tönnesen one year more in SC Magdeburg Next Story → Danish “10.000 for Handball” is now 12.000! On Saturday will be play a derby match of Hungarian handball between Pick Szeged and MKB Veszprem. After good starts in Champions League, both teams have high ambitions. Despite their two defeats in a new season (Szeged has score 6-2, Veszprem 8-0), tradition and resizing budget, which is telling that Pick won just two Champions title in last 15 years of Veszprem domination, fans of Pick Szeged are optimists. More than 59% of them, voted for win in Superderby at Pick Szeged official website and just 33% thinks that MKB is better.There is no doubt that Hall in Szeged (Saturday 19.30) will be full with more than 4.000 fans.
Share1825 Tweet Email2 Short URL Wednesday 22 Feb 2017, 6:45 AM Feb 22nd 2017, 6:45 AM https://jrnl.ie/3250795 110 Comments 547 Views ‘In Dublin, there are 13 empty homes for every adult in homelessness’ Empty homes provide an unprecedented opportunity for the Government to effectively end homelessness in Ireland, writes Pat Doyle. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Pat Doyle Pat Doyle THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE figure available at the moment tells us that there are almost 200,000 empty homes across the country. This compares with 7,148 experiencing homelessness, a figure made up of individuals, couples and families with children.To house every single person in homelessness today, we would need in the region of 4,500 to 5,000 homes.Peter McVerry Trust believes that the Government has the ability to house every person who is homeless in Ireland today within the next 12 months. To achieve this the Government needs to create a high intensity response to the thousands of empty homes spread across our cities, towns and villages.Vacant homesThe number of vacant homes, based on the CSO’s figures, is simply staggering particularly when you break it down by local authority and compare the number of empty homes with the number of adults in homelessness. Such a comparison shows that, in some counties, there are hundreds of empty homes per one adult experiencing homelessness.In Mayo, there are over 11,000 empty properties, which means 930 empty homes for each of the 12 homeless adults in the county. In Roscommon, it’s even higher at 940 empty homes for every adult who is homeless.Making these homes liveableEven in our cities, where the vast majority of people in homelessness are found, there are almost 50,000 empty homes. In Dublin, the epicentre of the homeless emergency, there are 13 empty homes for every adult in homelessness. In Cork, the ratio shows 85 empty homes for each adult who is homeless in the city and county.The challenge, of course, is turning these empty buildings into quality, liveable homes within the next 12 months. Peter McVerry Trust knows, from our own direct experiences of turning empty buildings across Dublin into homes for people exiting homelessness, this can be done quickly and cheaply.Peter McVerry Trust believes there are 5 key actions that the Government must now introduce to allow empty homes to end homelessness.Ring-fence empty homes for people in homelessnessPeter McVerry Trust believes that empty homes can offer solutions right across the housing spectre creating more rental properties and more homes to buy. On the housing needs of people in homelessness each local authority should be required to ring-fence 50% of all empty homes brought back into use for people in homelessness today until all of them are housed.In the vast majority of counties, returning 200 homes and allocating 50% of them to people who are homeless will reduce homelessness to zero in that county.A constant supply of empty homes coming back into the system together with Part V, HAP, and new build programmes by housing associations would mean we could rapidly re-house new cases of homelessness. This would eliminate the need for long term shelter placements.Building regulationsUnfortunately, existing building regulations can make the renovation or upgrading of older empty properties unnecessarily expensive and time consuming. Over the shop accommodation, in particular, is hamstrung by costly and cumbersome building control processes.The Government has been advised that it does not need to bring in new legislation. The Minister could simply use existing powers to improve the system making it cheaper, quicker and operating with a common sense approach to getting empty homes back into use.Empty homes officersThere needs to be boots on the ground and local authorities also need the resources to hire these teams of Empty Homes Officers. These officers would get out there to identify empty homes, engage with the property owners and make them aware of Government grant schemes like the repair and leasing initiative.Empty Homes Officers would also serve as a one stop shop for information and advice for empty home owners.Matchmaker schemeA matchmaker scheme is important because it would match empty home owners with organisations that want to lease or buy these properties.The matchmaker scheme, coordinated by Empty Homes Officers, would match social housing associations and homeless charities with property owners in order to rent or purchase their properties. This scheme would need Government funding and fast track approval processes to do this and to get the buildings back into use as quickly as possible.Vacant property taxThe final critical element is a vacant property tax that would be applied to houses not used as a person’s main home. Peter McVerry Trust believes that any property empty for more than 1 year should be subject to an additional tax or levy that would increase each year the property lies empty up until year 5 then a compulsory purchase order would be issued.It is clear that empty homes, if targeted properly, carry the single best opportunity to end homelessness in Ireland. We know what the problems are and we also know what the solutions are. Now we must move quickly with decisive action. If we do that, we can effectively end homelessness by March 2018.Pat Doyle is CEO of Peter McVerry Trust. Peter McVerry Trust is hosting an Empty Homes Conference on March 9th in Croke Park Conference Centre. For further details see www.pmvtrust.ie/emptyhomes.The number of homeless people in Ireland has reached a record high>Ireland’s homeless figure has just passed 7,000 for the first time>
Source: Bernie Sanders/Twitter Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Trump just opened the floodgates for private prisons to make huge profits by building more prisons and keeping even more Americans in jail.— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 23, 2017 Share24 Tweet Email4 Short URL President Donald Trump’s administration saying commercial prison operators are needed for the correctional system’s “future needs.”Trump’s new attorney general, Jeff Sessions, officially rescinded the Barack Obama administration’s move last August to phase out the management of prisons by private companies, which Obama’s justice department had said proved to be inadequate, more dangerous and not cheaper than government-run prisons.Sessions said in an order that the move last year had reversed a longstanding policy at the Federal Bureau of Prisons to have private companies involved, “and impaired the bureau’s ability to meet the future needs of the federal correctional system.”The Obama move had only affected a small portion of the US prison system: 13 privately run prisons housing just over 22,000 people, or about 11% of the federal prison population.Most are foreign nationals, mainly Mexicans incarcerated for immigration violations.The Trump government has promised a crackdown on crime and illegal immigration, suggesting the prisons bureau could require greater holding capacity in a short timeframe.The 13 prisons are run by three companies: CoreCivic (known until recently as Corrections Corporation of America), GEO Group and Management and Training Corporation.The announcement gave a strong after-hours boost to the stock of the two listed firms. Core Civic jumped 3.2%, while GEO Group added 1%.The move was expected and both companies’ stocks had already risen sharply after Trump’s election victory on 8 November.With reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha- © AFP, 2017Read: Caitlyn Jenner’s message to Donald Trump over LGBTQ rights: ‘Call me’Read: ‘Neither confrontation nor submission’: Trump’s top diplomat in Mexico to calm tensions http://jrnl.ie/3256624 14,444 Views Source: AP/Manuel Balce CenetaSENATOR BERNIE SANDERS has slammed the use of private prisons for federal inmates, which was reinstated by the White House yesterday.Senator Sanders, who ran for election as a Democrat in the 2016 election, said that the move meant private prisons were now able to make “huge profits by building more prisons and keeping even more Americans in jail”.He also said that private prisons in America needed to go: “Corporations should not be profiting by incarcerating our fellow Americans.” Friday 24 Feb 2017, 12:39 PM By AFP 50 Comments Feb 24th 2017, 12:39 PM Sanders says Trump has ‘opened the floodgates’ for private prisons to profit President Trump has promised a crackdown on crime and illegal immigration, meaning more prisons are needed quick.
Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez has admitted the team imploded at Old Trafford after losing a two-goal lead to Manchester United.The Magpies netted two goals in the first ten minutes of the game to silence Old Trafford thanks to Kenedy and Yoshinori Muto.However, Juan Mata curled home a free-kick to spark a come back that brought about Anthony Martial’s equalizer before Alexis Sanchez sealed the victory with a header late in the game.Benitez said: “As a team, we did so well. It is a pity because, for 70 minutes, the organization and determination of the team was so good. It’s just a pity that, in the end, we lost against a very good team,” said Rafa quoted by The Northern Echo.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“We conceded the first goal, and that changed the game. They continued pushing and pushing, and it was difficult to defend. We still had chances on the counter-attack.“We had chances in the first half to score a third goal, and chances in the second half too. We could have done a little bit better; we didn’t score. They were pushing, and they scored.“Obviously, they changed things, and they were really playing with four strikers at the same time. Their substitutions were top-class players, and it was difficult to stop, especially when you have players who are getting tired. They had fresh legs and quality, and they were very strong at the end.”The defeat leaves Newcastle in 19th position in the table, and means they have now claimed just two points from their opening eight games.
Something for the weekend: Cirencester-based technology organisation Money.co.uk has completed a £3 million renovation project to transform a grade two listed castle into the ultimate high-tech workplace, personalised to cater for the wants and needs of the organisation’s 50 employees and to boost employee engagement.The 10,000-square foot Victorian castle, which is part of the Bathurst Estate, features a variety of themed rooms that follow suggestions from staff members, including a Star Wars-themed cinema complete with popcorn machine, as well as Rolling Stones and Steam Punk-themed bathrooms. Even the meeting rooms have been given a makeover to feature an ice cave, ski lodge and a library with a secret passage.State-of-the-art technology has also been installed, including iPads, in-built video conferencing, surround sound systems with high-definition projectors and subwoofers built into tiered seating, and customisable lighting.Staff can unwind during their breaks with access to an arcade machine, pool table, table football and PlayStation 4, or they can check out the free on-site weights gym and cardio studio if they prefer to do something more active.After employees were asked for their input, the final design was completed by TV designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, and design and build organisation Interaction.The office renovation is the latest perk to be presented to staff. Employees already enjoy free breakfasts, flexible start times, monthly socials, weekly beers and an early finish on Fridays, free weekly games of basketball and football, and three days off a year to volunteer for charity. Staff also receive an all-expenses-paid mini break abroad every year, to destinations such as Florida, New York, Budapest, Dubrovnik and Copenhagen.Chris Morling, founder and managing director at Money.co.uk, said: “You spend half your working life in the office and I wanted to create a motivating, uplifting environment which gave my team flexibility and encouraged collaboration. Looking after your team is paramount and it’s really important I give them the best of everything. Ultimately my team are my most valuable asset.“An amazing physical environment is just a small piece of the jigsaw when you’re creating a great place to work. When your team truly feel valued and their opinions are listened to they feel empowered and that’s worth far more than any of the perks and benefits we offer. The castle redesign is not at the core of my mission to create the best place to work, it’s simply the icing on the cake.”Here at Employee Benefits, we love the grandeur of being able to work in a castle; and we would definitely make the most of a Star Wars-themed cinema!
The proclamation from the city manager says the aftermath of the fire is beyond the city’s means and has caused “extreme peril to the wellbeing of persons and property within the City of Whittier.” On July 9, the Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 49-year-old Cordova man who went missing after the explosion. According to the declaration, funds from the Whittier Small Boat Harbor reserves will need to be used to pay for the damage. The declaration of emergency expires within seven days but can be extended by the Whittier City Council. The cause of the explosion is under investigation. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Whittier has declared a state of emergency following a dock fire. Delong Dock caught on fire after a fishing vessel exploded on July 7.
Foster’s replacement at UBM EMEA hasn’t been named, though the company expects to name an acting head shortly. “We feel Simon is very well placed to lead the UBM Americas business,” Tim Cobbold, CEO of UBM, says in a statement. “He has extensive experience in managing integrations and has deep knowledge of our products, key customers and people in the region, having previously had responsibility for many of these business units.” The Daily Dot has made four editorial hires: Travis Okulski has been named site director of RoadandTrack.com. Okulski had been editor-in-chief of Gawker’s Jalopnik brand. But in spite of that familiarity, Foster’s appointment comes at a time of significant change for the company. UBM is in the midst of a pivot away from traditional media, and toward live events. Moreover, the group is still working to integrate Advanstar, purchased for nearly $1 billion late last year. Prior experience overseeing Canon Communications’ assimilation into UBM may prove valuable. Meredith’s Family Circle has named Ron Kelly managing editor. Kelly had most recently been features director at Closer Weekly, and had previously served as managing editor for several other Meredith brands. Town & Country has hired Michael Carroll as associate publisher of advertising. Carroll comes to the role after serving as director of travel advertising for The New York Times since 2013. UBM Americas has a new chief exec three weeks after its former head, Sally Shankland, announced she was leaving the company. Bob McGee has joined Formula4 Media as senior editor. McGee was previously at Sporting Goods Intelligence. Derrick Clifton is now deputy opinion editor. Clifton had been a staff writer for Mic. Here’s the rest of this week’s people on the move: Bonnier has hired Jennifer Ceaser to be editorial director for its travel group. Ceaser had been deptury editor of the New York Post’s travel and home sections for the last eight years. Mary Emily O’Hara, Marisa Kabas and Gabe Bergado were named staff writers. O’Hara had been a staff writer for Vice, Kabas had been a writer for the TODAY Show website and Bergado had been a contributor to the Daily Beast, Mashable, Popular Science and Mic. New York has brought on Rebecca Traister to be writer-at-large, contributing regular columns to The Cut and the print magazine. Traister was most recently senior editor at The New Republic. IBT Media named Rich Pasqua its chief experience officer, in charge of global product development and strategy. Pasqua comes to IBT from NorthPoint Digital where he was vice president of creative and user experience. Lea Goldman was named executive editor for Marie Claire. Goldman was serving as features and special projects director for the title since 2012. Simon Foster was given the nod by UBM, coming over to the Americas division from his current post as CEO of UBM EMEA. Prior experience running UBM business units in North, Central and South America—units within the Americas division—mean Foster is stepping into a familiar situation.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Community Fund held a Town Shredding Day on Saturday, September 22, from 9am to noon, in the Wilmington Town Common Parking.Two shredding trucks from Highland Shredding On Demand were on hand.Participants were encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or cash donations to the event. The Community Fund wound up collecting $730 in donations and two trucks full of food donations for the Wilmington Food Pantry!Below are photos courtesy of Dick Searfoss: Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCOMING SOON: Town Shredding Day Set For September 14, Will Benefit Wilmington Food PantryIn “Community”Town Shredding Day Set For September 14, Will Benefit Wilmington Food PantryIn “Community”Town Shredding Day Set For September 22, Will Benefit Wilmington Food PantryIn “Community”
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Go back to the e-newsletterFairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury operator with more than 70 hotels globally, has announced at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), the signing of two new luxury hotel developments in Morocco and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The two new projects include Fairmont Taghazout Bay, Morocco and Fairmont Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, which are both scheduled to open before 2020.The development of these properties will see Fairmont’s luxury hotel portfolio in the Middle East, Africa and India (MEAI) region increase to 20 hotels by 2020, more than doubling the regional pipeline and boosting the brand’s presence within two major economic and tourist hubs.“The market for luxury accommodations in Morocco and Saudi Arabia is growing at a rapid pace with an excellent outlook for investment performance,” said Sami Nasser, Senior Vice President of Operations for FRHI in the Middle East, Africa and India (MEAI). “We are happy to increase our presence and our commitment to these dynamic regions and look forward to successfully launching these new hotels while continuing to explore future development opportunities throughout the region and globally.”Fairmont Taghazout BayScheduled to open in 2019, the project is situated in Taghazout Bay, a 615-hectare seaside resort located 18 kilometres north of Agadir on the Atlantic coast. The hotel sits on 180,000 square metres of beachfront adjacent to the 18-hole golf course designed by Kyle Phillips which was recently completed in 2014.Fairmont Taghazout Bay will feature 155 spacious guestrooms, with sea facing views, in addition to 52 Fairmont branded villas, to be released for sale later this year, which will be the first luxury waterfront villas of this kind in the country.The resort will boast over 2,500 square meters (27,000 square feet) of meeting space and a Fairmont spa with fitness facilities. A range of culinary offerings will include an all-day dining restaurant, lobby lounge, speciality restaurant and beach pool bar and grill. Fairmont Taghazout Bay will set a new benchmark for luxury leisure travel in the country while complementing the more urban Fairmont La Marina Rabat-Salé currently under development in the Valley of Bouregreg, a coastal mixed-use development bordering the Moroccan capital Rabat.With its warm climate, pristine beaches, diverse landscape and recreational activities, including five golf courses, Taghazout Bay is quickly becoming a popular destination for leisure travellers. The resort is a short distance away from the international airport of Agadir as well as the main highway network linking the city to neighbouring tourist spots, Marrakech (250 kilometres) and Casablanca (450 kilometres).Fairmont Al KhobarCurrently in development and set to open in 2020, Fairmont Al Khobar will be situated in Al Khobar on the coast of the Arabian Gulf. This area, together with the neighbouring cities of Dammam and Dhahran, form the Dammam Metropolitan Area, the capital of the Eastern Province.In addition to the 240 guestrooms and 12 serviced residences, the property will feature over 4000 square metres of meeting and conference space including the largest ballroom in the province. A variety of food and beverage offerings including a vibrant lobby lounge, speciality restaurant and gourmet pastry café plus a range of wellness and fitness facilities, including a spa, will be available.The hotel will be situated in a high-end commercial area of the city between the Al Khobar Corniche and the Central Business District (CBD), surrounded by parks, restaurants and shopping centres, making it a highly enviable location for leisure and business travellers. The King Fahd Causeway, the city’s major transport route directly connected to neighboring Bahrain, is 10 minutes away from the development while King Fahd International Airport is just a short distance away.This announcement marks parent company FRHI Hotels & Resorts’ second venture into the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry in the eastern part of the country, having previously announced the development of the 180-room Swissôtel Al Khobar, set to open in 2019.The addition of these two properties complements a growing portfolio of Fairmont hotels currently under development in the region, including four openings in 2016/2017 – Fairmont Fujairah, Fairmont Amman, Fairmont Riyadh, Business Gate and Fairmont City Stars Sharm El Sheikh.Go back to the e-newsletter
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