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Hyatt Hotels Corporation known as Hyatt, is an American multinational hospitality company, headquartered in the Riverside Plaza of Chicago, IL and that manages and franchises luxury hotels and vacation properties. The Hyatt Corporation came into being upon purchase of the Hyatt House, at Los Angeles International Airport, on September 27, 1957. Since Hyatt has grown organically and through acquisitions, with the biggest growth coming from the acquisition of AmeriSuites in 2004, Summerfield Suites in 2005, Two Roads Hotels in 2018; as of September 30, 2019, Hyatt has over 100,000 employees worldwide servicing nearly 900 properties across 20 brands in 60 countries. Fortune magazine ranked Hyatt #32 on its list of "America's Best Companies to Work For" in 2019; the Human Rights Campaign has awarded the company 100% in the HRC Equality Index for more than ten years, last in 2020. The first Hyatt House opened in 1954 by entrepreneurs Hyatt Robert von Dehn and Jack Dyer Crouch as a motel near Los Angeles International Airport.

In 1957, the hotel was purchased by entrepreneur Jay Pritzker for $2.2 million. His younger brother, Donald Pritzker took on an important role in the company. Considering the growing use of air travel for business, the Pritzker brothers realized that locating a high quality hotel near a major airport was a valuable business strategy. Within two years, they opened Hyatt House motels near San Francisco International Airport and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport. In 1967, the company opened their Regency Hyatt House in Georgia; the futuristic hotel was designed by Atlanta architect John Portman, who would go on to design many other hotels for the chain. It featured a massive indoor atrium, which soon became a distinctive feature of many Hyatt properties. In 1969, Hyatt opened its first hotel outside the United States, when it was awarded the management contract for the President Hotel in Hong Kong; the President Hotel was renamed the Hong Kong Hyatt Hotel. In 1972, Hyatt formed Elsinore Corporation, a subsidiary to operate the Four Queens Hotel and Casino and the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino.

After Hyatt became a private company in 1979, Elsinore was spun off as a public company. The company opened the Playboy Casino as a joint venture with Playboy Enterprises. Donald died in 1972 and Jay continued to run the company; the Hyatt Regency brand is the oldest brand in the company, with the Grand Hyatt and Park Hyatt brands being introduced in 1980. Some of these are styled as "resort" properties, may have spas or other recreational facilities. One of the first of these was the Hyatt Regency Maui in 1980. In June 2004 all of the hospitality assets owned by Pritzker family business interests, including Hyatt Corporation and Hyatt International Corporation, were consolidated under a single entity called Global Hyatt Corp. On June 30, 2009, Global Hyatt Corporation changed its name to Hyatt Hotels Corporation. In December 2004, Hyatt Hotels Corporation acquired AmeriSuites, an upscale chain of all-suite business class hotels from affiliates of the Blackstone Group, a New York-based private equity investment firm.

Blackstone had inherited AmeriSuites from its 2004 acquisition of Prime Hospitality. The AmeriSuites chain was rebranded and called Hyatt Place, a competitor to the limited-service products Marriott International's Courtyard by Marriott and Hilton Worldwide's Hilton Garden Inn. In December 2005, Hyatt acquired limited service company Summerfield Suites from the Blackstone Group. Blackstone had inherited Summerfield Suites from its purchase of Wyndham International. In January 2012, Hyatt Summerfield Suites were rebranded as Hyatt House in 2012 to compete in the "upscale extended stay market" against Residence Inn, Homewood Suites, Staybridge Suites. Hyatt launched the Andaz brand in April 2007; the first Andaz hotel was the Great Eastern Hotel in London, followed by hotels in San Diego, West Hollywood and New York City. In August 2009, it was reported that Hyatt Hotels Corporation filed plans to raise up to $1.15 billion in an initial share sale. That November Hyatt completed an initial public offering and began trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol H.

According to the filing Mark S. Hoplamazian was to serve as CEO and Thomas Pritzker as Executive Chairman; the public offering was a result of the acrimonious breakup of the Pritzker family empire. Accused of looting family trusts and cousins Penny and Nicholas took control of the family businesses when they and other family members were sued by cousin Liesel Pritzker, claiming fraud and seeking damages of over US$6 billion. On September 1, 2011, Hyatt acquired Hotel Sierra. Along with Hyatt Summerfield Suites hotels, several of these properties were rebranded as Hyatt house in January 2012. On November 2013, Hyatt introduced their first all-inclusive resort brands and Hyatt Zilara, with the first resorts being opened in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica; as of 31 December 2014, Hyatt Corporation's worldwide portfolio consisted of 587 properties. As of 30 November 2015 Hyatt had over 627 hotels worldwide. On October 28, 2015, Hyatt announced that they were in advanced talks to acquire Starwood Hotels in a cash and stock transaction.

The transaction was not completed, Starwood was acquired by Marriott International instead. On November 14, 2016, Hyatt and Bahria Town Group signed an agreement for construction of four properties in Pakistan, combined worth US$600 million. Properties include the Grand Hyatt Golf Resort on Murre

Travel Merry Hill

Travel Merry Hill was a bus operator in the West Midlands. It was a subsidiary of National Express. In 1988, the Merry Hill Minibus company was formed by the former owners of the Merry Hill Centre, Richardson Developments. Launched to compete with West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive's Mini Buzz service, at that time the Merry Hill Minibuses were the major form of public transport linking the surrounding areas with the shopping centre, of which half had been opened by the time the service was launched. In the early days, the fleet consisted of Carlyle Works bodied Freight Rover Sherpa vehicles. An attraction to customers of the Merry Hill Minibus service was that the buses gave change to passengers not having the exact fare, not the case with the incumbent Travel West Midlands; the company intended to operate around 100 vehicles from the time of the centre's completion in November 1989, but stalled at 46 following the early 1990s recession. During 1997 Merry Hill Minibuses was taken over by West Midlands Travel's parent company National Express who continued to run it as a separate subsidiary.

The operating centre was moved in 1999 from the back of the Merry Hill Centre to the Pensnett Trading Estate in Dudley. On 17 February 2001, following a group restructuring, the Travel Merry Hill services were absorbed into Travel West Midlands with the Travel Merry Hill brand dropped. Flick gallery

Bibliography of Jersey

This is a list of books in the English language which deal with Jersey and its geography, inhabitants, biota, etc. Anderson, O. D. – Analysing Time Series: Proceedings of the International Conference Held in Guernsey, Channel Islands, in October 1979. Ansted, David Thomas and Robert Gordon Latham – The Channel Islands. A Bibliographical Guide to the Law of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man. Balleine's History of Jersey - Marguerite Syvret and Joan Stevens ISBN 1-86077-065-7 Cruickshank, Charles – The German Occupation of the Channel Islands. Dobson, Roderick – The Birds of the Channel Islands. Dumaresq, Philip – Philip Dumaresq’s Map of Jersey. Dury, G. – The Channel Islands. Eagleston, A. J. – The Channel Islands under Tudor Government, 1485-1642: A Study in Administrative History. Elliott, B. B. – Jersey: An Isle of Romance. Fraser, David – The Jews of the Channel Islands and the Rule of Law, 1940-1945:'Quite contrary to the Principles of British Justice'. Hawkes, Jacquetta – The Archaeology of the Channel Islands, Vol. 2: The Bailiwick of Jersey.

Horwood, A. R. – A Hand-list of the Lichens of Great Britain and the Channel Islands. Jamieson, A. G. – A People of the Sea: The Maritime History of the Channel Islands. Jee, Nigel – The Landscape of the Channel Islands. Keeton, G. W. Dennis Lloyd, George W. Keeton – The British Commonwealth: The Development of Its Laws and Constitutions, Volume 1: The United Kingdom, Part 2: Scotland and the Channgel Islands. Jones, R. D. Keen, J. Birnie, P. Waton – Past Landscapes of Jersey: Environmental Change During the Last Ten Thousand Years. Kendrick, T. D. – The Archaeology of the Channel Islands. King, Peter – The Channel Islands War, 1940-1945. L’Amy, John H. – Jersey Folk Lore. Liddicoat, Anthony – A Grammar of the Norman French of the Channel Islands: The Dialects of Jersey and Sark. Lockley, R. M. – The Charm of the Channel Islands. Maxwell, W. Harold and Leslie F. Maxwell – A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Volume 1: English Law to 1800, including Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Morris, Joseph E. – Beautiful Britain: The Channel Islands. Perrin, William F. Bernd Würsig & J. G. M. Thewissen – Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. Peterson, C. D. D. A. Pearlman, T. D. Dines, H. R. Arnold, Jane M. Croft – New Atlas of the British & Irish Flora: An Atlas of the Vascular Plants of Britain, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Ramisch, Heinrich – Variation of English in Guernsey/Channel Islands. Ramsey, Winston G. – The War in the Channel Islands: Then and Now. Richard, John D. and David McClintock – Wild Flowers of the Channel Islands. Sheridan, L. A. – The United Kingdom: The Development of Its Laws and Constitution: The Channel Islands. Sinel, Joseph – Prehistoric Times and Men of the Channel Islands. Spence, N. C. – A Glossary of Jersey-French. La Haule Books published a limited edition series of at least 38 Jersey Heritage Editions in the 1980s and 1990s.. Jersey Folklore – John H. L'Amy, 1983 Jersey Through the Centuries: A Chronology of Events and Matters of Interest – Leslie Sinel, 1984 The German Occupation of Jersey, the Complete Diary of Events from June 1940 to June 1945 – Leslie Sinel, 1984 Jersey Sea Stories – Philip Ahier, 1984 L'Archipel de la Manche/The Channel Islands – Victor Hugo/John W. Watson, 1985 Three Years Behind Barbed Wire, the Diary of a British Internee in ‘Schloss Wurzach’, Germany – Joan Coles, 1985 Jersey Remembered, a Miscellany of Memories and Nostalgia – Brian Skelley and Jack Clarke, 1985 Jersey in Jail – Horace Wyatt and Edmund Blampied, 1985 These Haunted Islands, a Story of Witchcraft in the Channel Islands – Chris Lake, 1986 Dame of Sark, an Autobiography – Sibyl Hathaway, 1986 Architecture in Jersey – Maurice Boots, 1986 Jersey in Pre-history – Mark Patton, 1987 Stories of Jersey Ships – John Jean, 1987 Jersey on the Move – Luke Le Moignan, 1987 Images of the Past – Chris Lake and Leslie Sinel, 1987 Children of the Isles, 1988 Jersey Ships and Railways – John Jean, 1989 A Picture of Jersey or Stranger's Companion Through that Island – John Stead, 1989 Glimpses of Jersey’s Past – Luke Le Moignan, 1990 In a Jersey Garden – Veronica Platt, 1990 Memoires of a Jerseyman – Ralph Vibert, 1991 Impressions of the Channel Islands – Hans Max Von Aufsess/F.

J. Turpin, 1991 Lest we Forget and Attempted Escapes from Jersey During the German Occupation 1940-1945 – Roy Thomas, 1992 The Occupation Bicycle Park – H. E. Aubin, 1992 A Biographical Dictionary of Jersey, volume I – George Reginald Balleine, 1993 A Biographical Dictionary of Jersey, volume II – George Reginald Balleine, 1993 The Battle of the Strong, a Romance of Two Kingdoms – Gilbert Parker, 1898 Perverse and Foolish, a Jersey Farmer's Son in the British Diplomatic ServiceSir Arthur de la Mare, 1994 Tales of Jersey's Tall Ships – Jean John, 1994 Remember When...? – Daff Noel, 1995 Blood and Stones, an Autobiography – Arthur Ernest Mourant.

James Hope (physician)

James Hope was an English physician. He has been called "the first cardiologist in the modern sense", he is known for discovering the early diastolic murmur of mitral stenosis in 1829. He was born at Stockport in Cheshire 23 February 1801, the son of Thomas Hope and manufacturer, he of Prestbury Hall near Macclesfield. After four years at Macclesfield grammar school, James resided for about 18 months at Oxford, where his elder brother was an undergraduate, but never became a member of the university. In October 1820 Hope went as a medical student to Edinburgh University, where he studied for five years; the subject of his inaugural medical dissertation was aneurism of the aorta, he began a collection of drawings of pathological specimens coming under his notice. A president of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, he held the posts of house-physician and house-surgeon at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Leaving Edinburgh in December 1825, Hope became a medical student at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, in the spring of 1826 obtained the diploma of the Royal College of Surgeons.

That summer he left England for the continent, stayed a year at Paris as one of the clinical clerks of Auguste François Chomel at the Hôpital de la Charité. He visited Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands, returned England in June 1828. In September he became a licentiate the Royal College of Physicians. Hope went into medical practice in December 1828 in Lower Seymour Street, Portman Square and entered himself as a pupil at St. George's Hospital, where he was one of the early champions of auscultation. "He described a soft early diastolic murmur due to mitral stenosis and was the first to distinguish it from the diastolic murmur of aortic reflux. It was once called Hope's murmur." In 1829 he established a private dispensary linked to the Portman Square and Harley Street district visiting societies. In 1831 he was elected physician to the Marylebone Infirmary. In the autumn of 1832 he delivered at his own home a course of lectures, intended for practitioners only, on diseases of the chest, he afterwards lectured at St. George's Hospital, where he was elected assistant physician in 1834, at the Aldersgate Street School of Medicine.

Hope's investigations into the causes of heart sounds involved vivisection. A series of his experiments led in February 1835 to controversy with Charles James Blasius Williams. In July 1839, on the resignation of William Frederick Chambers, he was appointed full physician at St. George's Hospital, after some opposition from Williams, he suffered spitting of blood, his health began to decline. In July 1840 he was elected a fellow of the College of Physicians. Towards the end of 1840 Hope had to give up most duties, but he continued to see a few patients till he moved in March 1841 to Hampstead, where he died on 12 May of pulmonary consumption, he was buried in the cemetery at Highgate. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in June 1832, was a corresponding member of several foreign societies; when he retired, his professional income was £4,000 per year. He was a member of the Church of England, had strong religious convictions. In 1829 Hope began building up to a projected work on the heart.

Four papers on Aneurisms of the Aorta, based on Observations as House Physician and House Surgeon to the Royal Infirmary, appeared in the London Medical Gazette, 1829, in 1830 he sent to the same journal four papers relating to the sounds of the heart and the physiology of its action. He wrote for the Cyclopædia of Practical Medicine about the same time the articles "Aorta, Aneurism of", "Arteritis", "Dilatation of the Heart", "Heart, Diseases of", "Heart, Degeneration of", "Heart, Hypertrophy of", "Palpitation", "Pericarditis and Carditis", "Valves of the Heart, Diseases of". Hope's major work came out at the end of 1831 with the title A Treatise on the Diseases of the Heart and Great Vessels; the book was well received internationally, it was translated into German by an old Edinburgh friend, Ferdinand Wilhelm Becker. A third edition appeared in 1839, corrected and enlarged, with the addition of plates. Hope's conclusions about the sounds of the heart became accepted, his usage of the term "myosclerosis" was, unclear.

Hope based a work about morbid anatomy on his own drawings. The first part appeared at the beginning of 1833, the last at the end of the following year. With articles in medical periodicals, he contributed the article on Inflammation of the Brain to Alexander Tweedie's Library of Medicine. Notes on the Treatment of Chronic Pleurisy was finished days before his death. Hope married Anne Fulton on 10 March 1831, they had Theodore Hope. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Lee, Sidney, ed.. "Hope, James". Dictionary of National Biography. 27. London: Smith, Elder & Co

Kaohsiung Museum of Fisheries Civilization

The Kaohsiung Museum of Fisheries Civilization is a museum in Cianjhen District, Taiwan. The origin of the museum can be traced to the establishment of a cultural museum of squid fishery in April 2002 by the Taiwan Squid Association and a cultural museum of tuna fishery in November 2003 by Taiwan Tuna Association. On, the Kaohsiung City Government combined the two museums to form the Kaohsiung Museum of Fisheries Civilization after obtaining a fund of NT$20 million from the Fisheries Agency; the museum is divided into four exhibition areas, which are: Area A, for the far sea trawl fisheries zone and offshore fisheries zone, aquaculture zone Area B, tuna exhibition zone Area C, for the fisheries products processing zone, fisheries conservation and utilization zone Area D, squid exhibition zone The museum is accessible within walking distance southwest of Caoya Station of Kaohsiung MRT. List of museums in Taiwan

Paravoor Ramachandran

Paravoor Ramachandran was a Malayalam film actor. Paravoor Ramachandran started his acting career as a theatre actor through Perumbavoor Nataka Sala at the age of 17, he was an active member of the Kalidasa Kalakendram during 1973-75 and played major roles in many plays. His theatre career spanning around 25 years won him public acclaim, his first film was Rajasenan's Sathya Bhamakkoru Pranaya lekhanam. He became active in cinema and played important roles in films like Dilliwala Rajakumaran, Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, Thooval Kottaram etc, he had acted in around 30 films. Yakshiyum Njanum was his last film, he had played major roles in several teleserials. Paravoor Ramachandran is survived by two children, he was lived in Madavoor village in Thiruvananthapuram District. Sathyabhamakkoru Premalekhanam.... Chandramangalathu Ramavarma Dilliwala Rajakumaran Swapna Lokathe Balabhaskaran.... Kaimal Rajaputhran.... Dr. Rahman Thooval Kottaram.... Ramabhadran Harbour... Chambakkara Paili Superman Kadha Nayakan Kilukil Pamparam Kottapurathe Koottukudumbam....

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