World (The Price of Love)
"World" is a 1993 single by New Order, taken from the album Republic. Listed as "World" on the album, the subtitle "The Price of Love" was added for the single release, as it is repeated during the chorus. A 7:34 dance remix of the track by Paul Oakenfold, called the "Perfecto mix", was included on many releases of the single and was used for an alternate edit of the video; the same music video was used for both the original version and an edit of the Perfecto remix of the song. Directed by Baillie Walsh and shot in Cannes with only 4 long steadicam shots, the video features the camera journeying from the pier of the beach club of the exclusive luxury Carlton Hotel into the hotel itself, lingering on the faces of hotel guests, it features the band only fleetingly – Peter Hook sits at a table on the beach club restaurant, Bernard Sumner stands overlooking the sea, Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert pose for a photograph outside the Carlton Hotel. This would be the last time the band would appear in a video until 2005's "Jetstream".
All tracks written by Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Hague, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner
Cary Grant was an English-born American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He began a career in Hollywood in the early 1930s and became known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, light-hearted approach to acting, sense of comic timing, he became an American citizen in 1942. Grant was born in Bristol, he became attracted to theater at a young age and began performing with a troupe known as "The Penders" at age six. He attended Bishop Road Primary School and Fairfield Grammar School in Bristol toured the country as a stage performer, he established a name for himself in vaudeville in the 1920s and toured the United States before moving to Hollywood in the early 1930s. He appeared in crime films or dramas such as Blonde Venus and She Done Him Wrong, but gained renown for his appearances in romantic comedy and screwball comedy films such as The Awful Truth, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, The Philadelphia Story; these films are cited among the greatest comedy films.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Penny Serenade and None but the Lonely Heart. In the 1940s and 1950s, Grant forged a working relationship with director Alfred Hitchcock, appearing in films such as Suspicion, Notorious, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest. Hitchcock admired Grant and considered him the only actor that he had loved working with. Towards the end of his film career, Grant was praised by critics as a romantic leading man, he received five nominations for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, including Indiscreet with Ingrid Bergman, That Touch of Mink with Doris Day, Charade with Audrey Hepburn, he is remembered by critics for his unusually broad appeal as a handsome, suave actor who did not take himself too able to play with his own dignity in comedies without sacrificing it entirely. Grant was married five times, three of them elopements with actresses Virginia Cherrill, Betsy Drake, Dyan Cannon, he retired from film acting in 1966 and pursued numerous business interests, representing cosmetics firm Fabergé and sitting on the board of MGM.
He was presented with an Honorary Oscar by his friend Frank Sinatra at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970, he was accorded the Kennedy Center Honors in 1981. In 1999, the American Film Institute named him the second greatest male star of Golden Age Hollywood cinema. Grant was born Archibald Alec Leach on January 18, 1904 at 15 Hughenden Road in the northern Bristol suburb of Horfield, he was the second child of Elsie Maria Leach. His father worked as a tailor's presser at a clothes factory, while his mother worked as a seamstress, his older brother John died of tuberculous meningitis. Grant considered himself to be Jewish, he had an unhappy upbringing. Grant's mother taught him song and dance when he was four, she was keen on him having piano lessons, she would take him to the cinema where he enjoyed the performances of Charlie Chaplin, Chester Conklin, Fatty Arbuckle, Ford Sterling, Mack Swain, Broncho Billy Anderson. He was sent to the Bishop Road Primary School, Bristol when he was 4½. Grant's biographer Graham McCann claimed that his mother "did not know how to give affection and did not know how to receive it either."
Biographer Geoffrey Wansell notes that his mother blamed herself bitterly for the death of Grant's brother John, she never recovered from it. Grant acknowledged that his negative experiences with his mother affected his relationships with women in life, she frowned on alcohol and tobacco, would reduce pocket money for minor mishaps. Grant attributed her behavior towards him as her being overprotective, fearing that she would lose him as she did John; when Grant was nine years old, his father placed his mother in Glenside Hospital, a mental institution, told him that she had gone away on a "long holiday". Grant grew up resenting his mother after she left the family. After she was gone and his father moved into the home of his grandmother in Bristol; when Grant was 10, his father remarried and started a new family, Grant did not learn that his mother was still alive until he was 31. Grant made arrangements for his mother to leave the institution in June 1935, shortly after he learned of her whereabouts.
He visited her in October 1938. Grant enjoyed the theater pantomimes at Christmas which he would attend with his father, he befriended a troupe of acrobatic dancers known as "The Penders" or the "Bob Pender Stage Troupe". He began touring with them. Jesse Lasky was a Broadway producer at the time, he saw him performing at the Wintergarten theater in Berlin around 1914. In 1915, Grant won a scholarship to attend Fairfield Grammar School in Bristol, although his father could afford to pay for the uniform, he was quite capable in most academic subjects, but he excelled at sports fives, his good looks and acrobatic talents made him a popular figure among both girls and boys. He developed a reputation for mischief, refused to do his homework. A former classmate referred to him as a "scruffy little boy", while an old teacher remembered "the naughty little boy, always making a noise in the back
IHG Army Hotels
IHG Army Hotels is a collection of private-sector hotels located on Army installations and Joint Bases throughout the U. S, it is the result of a partnership between InterContinental Hotels Group and Lend Lease Group Public Partnerships. This partnership was formed in response to the Privatization of Army Lodging program by the United States Army; the Army’s request for qualifications sought to fulfill specific requirements that included improving the quality of on-post lodgings throughout the U. S. Alaska and Puerto Rico; this RFQ sought entities with experience in the management of room inventory and hotel service, expertise in construction, financing experience relating to the upgrades and renovations of existing on-post Army lodgings. U. S. Army awarded the PAL program to Lend Lease with a 50-year lease deal, IHG, with a 25-year management agreement with options to extend; as part of the RFP agreement, these hotels provide lodging to service members of all branches of the U. S. Armed Forces and civilian contractors, military families, veterans and retirees.
There are 76 IHG-branded hotels with about 11,600 rooms located on Army bases in the U. S. Alaska and Puerto Rico. After being awarded the PAL program in 2006, IHG Army Hotels began the first phase of the PAL takeover in 2009 with hotels on 10 posts. During this time, on-post lodgings underwent upgrades, or new builds. IHG Army Hotels transformed these lodgings to meet basic standards for guests that included improved amenities, such as complimentary breakfast and wireless Internet. Additional amenities at IHG Army Hotels were designed to cater to military travelers that include weekly barbecues, complimentary on-post shuttle services, free laundry facilities. In 2010, the first on-post Holiday Inn Express opened on Louisiana. In 2011, 11 additional posts were added under IHG Army Hotels purview as part of the PAL program; as of 2014, IHG Army Hotels operate upgraded and renovated military lodgings, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites on 41 Army posts. IHG Army Hotels is involved with the Fisher House Foundation and Building for America's Bravest, a program of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Since 2010 $500,000 has been raised to support local Fisher House Foundation projects nearby IHG Army Hotels. In 2011, IHG Army Hotels proposed an initiative to train and hire wounded warriors, working with the Army and off post organizations via the IHG Academy; these initiatives, approved by the Pentagon and IHG trains former military soldiers for skills needed for success in the hospitality industry. Fort Riley and Yuma Proving Ground have the first two Candlewood Suites hotels on post in the IHG Army Hotels system, they opened in December 2013. Fort Polk has the first-ever Holiday Inn Express to open on a military installation Joint Base San Antonio: Largest Candlewood Suites opened on-post as part of the PAL program IHG Army Hotels operates the largest on-post hotel property on Fort Leonard Wood, with 1,644 guest rooms Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has a building in the Historia Collection IHG Army Hotels Privatized Army Lodging
Crowne Plaza is a multinational chain of full service, upscale hotels headquartered in the United Kingdom. It is catering to the meetings and conventions market, it forms part of the InterContinental Hotels Group family of brands, which include InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, operates in nearly 100 countries with more than 3600 hotels and 118,000 bedrooms located in city centers, coastal towns or near major airports. Branded as "Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza", the first United States Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Hotel was opened in Rockville, Maryland, in 1983. Within a couple of years the brand was spun off as an independent chain; the first Crowne Plaza Resort opened in Madeira, Portugal, in 1999. Today, the brand represents 410 hotels globally in 52 countries with 112,317 rooms and an expanding 81 hotels in the pipeline. In 1990, the InterContinental Hotels Group purchased the Holiday Inn family, Crowne Plaza became one of IHG's brands; the Crowne Plaza Liverpool John Lennon Airport is the former terminal building of Liverpool Speke Airport, constructed in the 1930s and used until 1986.
Its notable art deco features led to its listing as a heritage building, subsequent conversion to a hotel. The Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers is the first hotel in Denmark to generate all of its power from renewable sources, including solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling pumps, its stationary bicycles are connected to generators. Crowne Plaza Belgrade, renovated 2012–13, is the biggest Crowne Plaza hotel in Europe. Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay is the first Crowne Plaza in Hong Kong. Crowne Plaza Jakarta located at Gatot Subroto Road. Crowne Plaza Vientiane Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is the title sponsor of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial - a PGA Tour golf tournament held annually in Fort Worth, Texas. Starting in 2012, they are officially sponsoring PGA Tour's 2010's Rookie of the Year, Rickie Fowler. Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts have been the sponsor of the British FIA World Touring Car Championship driver Andy Priaulx, a multiple touring car champion, since 2006.
They now continue to support him in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters, a popular European touring car championship, as an official sponsor of BMW Motorsport along with the American LeMans Series where Californian Joey Hand represents the brand for both series
Forsyth Barr Building
The Christchurch Crowne Plaza Hotel known as the Forsyth Barr Building, is located on the south-east corner of the Armagh and Colombo Streets intersection in Christchurch, New Zealand. Owned by Bob Jones and branded Robert Jones House by him, it was referred to as Bob Jones Tower, but some called it Bob's Folly. In the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, its staircases collapsed; the building reopened in July 2017 as the city's Crowne Plaza hotel. The original building on the location was the Golden Fleece Hotel, built in 1851; the 1980s high-rise was a property speculation by Paynter Developments, who engaged Christchurch architecture firm Warren and Mahoney for the architectural design, Holmes Consulting Group as structural engineers. Fletcher Construction was the contractor for the project; the building was finished in mid-1989 and sold to Robert Jones Investments, a company owned by Bob Jones. Jones, a property developer who had survived the 1987 stock market crash, named the building Robert Jones House and put the initials "RJI" of his investment company on the building.
Jones had a high public profile, as he had set up the New Zealand Party just prior to the 1984 election to oppose Robert Muldoon, but the effect of this was that the conservative vote was split, the Labour Party won the election, David Lange formed the Fourth Labour Government. The building was referred to as Bob Jones Tower, but some called it Bob's Folly in relation to his 1984 election interference; the building was sold and named for New Zealand investment banking firm Forsyth Barr. Built with 17 storeys, the structure was at the time Christchurch's second tallest building at 70 metres, after the 1986 Hotel Grand Chancellor at 85 metres. Two further high rises overtook the Forsyth Barr House over time, first the PricewaterhouseCoopers building in 1990 at 76.3 metres, the Pacific Tower in 2010 at 86 metres. It was an unusual design for Warren and Mahoney, who had until worked with exposed concrete beams that showed the structure of buildings, but chose a glass curtain wall design with aluminium panels that hid the structure.
This construction system became the norm for office buildings for the next two decades based on construction techniques pioneered in Christchurch. According to historian Geoffrey Rice, many architects regard this building as Warren and Mahoney's "ugly duckling", Paul Walker, professor of architecture at the University of Melbourne, asks: "Does anyone love the monolithic Forsyth Barr building on Colombo Street...?"In 2008, the Forsyth Barr Building was one of three A-grade office buildings in central Christchurch. After the September 11 attacks in 2001, emergency supplies for an evacuation of this high-rise were installed, including ropes, sledge hammers, axes. In the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the staircases in Forsyth Barr House collapsed, trapping the occupants. One of the trapped occupants, a trained mountain guide with experience in mountain rescue, had windows broken and abseiled people onto an adjacent car parking building; the photo of one of the occupants being abseiled along the glass façade, taken by The Press photographer John Kirk-Anderson, is one of the enduring images of that earthquake.
Search of the building was technically difficult for urban search and rescue teams, requiring the deconstruction of 4-tonne stair sets, but the building was cleared with no victims discovered. The Hotel Grand Chancellor and PricewaterhouseCoopers were both demolished subsequent to the earthquake, hence the Forsyth Barr Building is once more Christchurch's second tallest building; until mid-2013, it was unclear whether the Forsyth Barr Building would be demolished, or whether it was economical to repair it. Subsequent to the earthquakes, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority developed a Christchurch Central Recovery Plan. Two city blocks were designated for the Performing Arts Precinct, including the land that the Forsyth Barr Building was located on; this meant that The Crown could have compulsorily acquired the land from its owners if it wanted to go ahead with the Performing Arts Precinct. The designation was lifted and the size of the Performing Arts Precinct designation reduced after Christchurch City Council had decided to restore the existing Christchurch Town Hall instead of building a new one within this precinct.
The earthquake-damaged building was sold in an "as is" state for NZ$8 million. In December 2014, it was revealed that the building will be leased to the Crowne Plaza chain for a hotel, replacing the former Crowne Plaza hotel that stood diagonally opposite across Victoria Square prior to the earthquakes. In late 2015, new staircases were installed; the new hotel opened on 1 July 2017. List of tallest buildings in Christchurch Rice, Geoffrey. Victoria Square: Cradle of Christchurch. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. ISBN 1927145589. Christchurch Central Recovery Plan. Christchurch: Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. 30 July 2012. ISBN 978-0-478-39718-5. Amendments to Christchurch City Council's District Plan. Christchurch: Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority. July 2012. ISBN 978-0-478-39712-3
A courtesan, in modern usage, is a euphemism meaning an escort, mistress or a prostitute, for whom the art of dignified etiquette is the means of attracting wealthy, powerful, or influential clients. The term meant a courtier, a person who attends the court of a monarch or other powerful person. In feudal society, the court was the centre of government as well as the residence of the monarch, social and political life were completely mixed together. Prior to the Renaissance, courtesans served to convey information to visiting dignitaries, when servants could not be trusted. In Renaissance Europe, courtiers played an important role in upper-class society; as it was customary during this time for royal couples to lead separate lives—commonly marrying to preserve bloodlines and to secure political alliances—men and women would seek gratification and companionship from people living at court. In fact, the verb'to court' meant "to be or reside at court", came to mean "to behave as a courtier" and then'courtship', or "to pay amorous attention to somebody".
The most intimate companion of a ruler was called the ”favourite”. In Renaissance usage, the Italian word cortigiana, feminine of cortigiano came to refer to a person who attends the court, to a well-educated and independent woman a trained artist or artisan of dance and singing one associated with wealthy, powerful, or upper-class society, given luxuries and status in exchange for entertainment and companionship; the word was borrowed by English from Italian through the French form courtisane during the 16th century associated to the meaning of donna di palazzo. A male figure comparable to the courtesan was the Italian cicisbeo, the French chevalier servant, the Spanish cortejo or estrecho; the courtesans of East Asia those of the Japanese empire, held a different social role than that of their European counterparts. Examples of Japanese courtesans included the oiran class, who were more focused on the aspect of entertainment in comparison with European courtesans. One type of courtesan was known as the cortigiana onesta, or the honest courtesan, cast as an intellectual.
Another was a lower class of courtesan. The former was the sort most romanticized and treated more-or-less equal to women of the nobility, it is with this type of courtesan. The cortigiane oneste were well-educated and worldly, held simultaneous careers as performers or artists, they were chosen on the basis of their "breeding"—social and conversational skills, common-sense, companionship—as well as their physical attributes. It was their wit and personality that set them apart from regular women. Sex constituted only a facet of the courtesan's array of services. For example, they were well-dressed and ready to engage and participate in a variety of topics ranging from art to music to politics. In some cases, courtesans were from well-to-do backgrounds, were married—but to husbands lower on the social ladder than their clients. In these cases, their relationships with those of high social status had the potential to improve their spouses' status—and so, more than not, the husband was aware of his wife's profession and dealings.
Courtesans from non-wealthy backgrounds provided charming companionship for extended periods, no matter what their own feelings or commitments might have been at the time, sometimes had to be prepared to do so on short notice. They were subject to lower social status, religious disapproval, because of the immoral aspects of their profession and their reliance upon courtisanerie as a primary source of income. In cases like this, a courtesan was dependent on her benefactor or benefactors financially, making her vulnerable. Courtesans serving in this capacity began their career as a prostitute, although many came to the profession by other means, it was not uncommon for a courtesan to enter into an arranged long-term liaison by contract with a wealthy benefactor. These contracts were written up by and witnessed by lawyers, were binding. Most included some provision for the financial welfare of the courtesan beyond the end of the relationship in the form of an annuity. Many such women became so powerful and financially that they could be particular about the men they associated with.
Wealthy benefactors would go to great lengths to court a courtesan as a prize, the ultimate goal being a long-term contract as a mistress. Courtesans were passed from one benefactor to another, thereby resulting in them being viewed in society circles as lower than both their benefactor and those of wealth and power with whom they would socialize. In instances of this sort, if the courtesan had satisfactorily served a benefactor, that benefactor would, when ending the affair, pass them on to another benefactor of wealth as a favor to the courtesan, or set them up in an arranged marriage to a semi-wealthy benefactor. In the event that the courtesan had angered or dissatisfied a benefactor, they would find themselves cast out of wealthy circles, returning more than not to street prostitution; those from wealthy backgrounds, either by birth or marriage, who were acting as courtesans only for the social or political advancement of themselves and/or their spouses were treated as equals. They were more respected by their extramarital companions, both placing one another's family obligations ahead of
Crowne Plaza Liverpool John Lennon Airport Hotel
The Crowne Plaza Liverpool John Lennon Airport Hotel the Marriott Liverpool South Hotel, is an airport hotel near to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, serving the English city of Liverpool. Today a member of the Crowne Plaza chain owned by the InterContinental Hotels Group, the Grade II* listed Art Deco hotel building has an unusual history; the building was constructed in the 1930s, as the terminal building for the airport known as Speke Aerodrome. It is still sometimes seen on early television news footage, with its terraces packed with fans waiting to greet the Beatles on their return from tour; the airport terminal was moved to a more modern building at Liverpool John Lennon Airport in 1986, the original building was left derelict for over a decade. During this time, the building was featured on the cover art of the single; however it has since been renovated and adapted to become a hotel, opening for business in 2001. The adaption involved adding two new bedroom wings on the frontage of the hotel, but the airside aspect has been preserved intact.
The former apron of the terminal is listed and retained in its original condition, although it is no longer connected to the airport or subject to airside access control. It is the home of several aircraft, including BAe Jetstream 41 prototype G-JMAC, Hawker Siddeley HS 748 G-BEJD, Bristol Britannia 308F G-ANCF and Percival Prince G-AMLZ, preserved by the Speke Aerodrome Heritage Group. Additionally, the group looks after a replica de Havilland Dragon Rapide, displayed in front of the hotel entrance; the two art deco style hangars that flank the terminal and apron have been converted for new uses. One is now a David Lloyd Leisure centre, whilst the other has been adapted as the headquarters of the Shop Direct Group, is now known as Skyways House. Hotel website