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Four Seasons Hotels And Resorts President And CEO, John Davison, Announces Retirement, Accepts Appointment To Company Board Of Directors

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today announced that after two decades of service to Four Seasons, President and CEO John Davison, 63, informed the Board of Directors that he intends to retire as President and CEO in 2022. Davison will continue to lead the company until the selection and onboarding of a new CEO is completed next year. The company also announced today that Davison has accepted an appointment to Four Seasons Board of Directors.
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Four Seasons President and CEO, John Davison, Announces Retirement

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today announced that after two decades of service to Four Seasons, President and CEO John Davison, 63, informed the Board of Directors that he intends to retire as President and CEO in 2022. Davison will continue to lead the company until the selection and onboarding of a new CEO is completed next year. The company also announced today that Davison has accepted an appointment to Four Seasons Board of Directors.
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Analysis-Iraqi Voters Spurn Iran's Allies, but Tehran Could Still Fight for Clout

By John Davison and Ahmed RasheedBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi voters delivered a sharp rebuke to Iran's allies in an election this week, but loosening...
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Iraq Counts Votes After Lowest Ever Election Turnout

By John Davison and Ahmed RasheedBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Vote counting was underway in Iraq on Monday, a day after a record low turnout in a...
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Iraqis Vote in General Election, a Test for Democratic System

By John Davison and Ahmed RasheedBAGHDAD (Reuters) -Iraqis were voting on Sunday in a general election many said they would boycott, having lost...
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Iraqis Vote in Parliamentary Election as Some Stage Boycott in Test for Democracy

By John Davison and Ahmed RasheedBAGHDAD (Reuters) -Iraqis were voting on Sunday in a parliamentary election that many said they would boycott,...
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Soldiers, Prisoners, Displaced People Vote Early Ahead of Iraq Election

By John Davison and Ahmed RasheedBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Soldiers, prisoners and displaced people voted in special early polls in Iraq on Friday as the...
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Iraqis to Vote in Ballot Marked by Growing Social and Political Fractures

By John Davison and Ahmed RasheedNASSIRIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Elections in Iraq next month are being held early in response to mass protests against...
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Trump's White House tried to meddle in Pentagon reporting on US military injuries after Iranian missile attack, former official says

President Donald Trump speaks at a hangar rally at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, on Wednesday December 26. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Trump's White House tried to get the Pentagon to change how it reported casualties after the Iranian missile attack, a former official said. Alyssa Farah said on the "One Decision" podcast that there were concerns about bad press from Pentagon updates. Trump drew criticism for publicly downplaying the injuries suffered by 110 US service members. See more stories o...
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Limerick-Off Award (474)

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick-Off winners based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in the last Limerick-Off. Congratulations to MARK TOTTERDELL, who wins the Limerick-Off Award for this funny limerick, which is both a Tail-Rhyme and a Vanity-Themed limerick: Though he thought he had style and urbanity, Hugh’s bid for success was all vanity. With broad flippers and tail And wet whiskers, he’d fail. How I wept for the fate of Hugh Manatee! Congratulations to LISI NORTMAN A...
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Exclusive: in Tactical Shift, Iran Grows New, Loyal Elite From Among Iraqi Militias

By John Davison and Ahmed RasheedBAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iran has hand picked hundreds of trusted fighters from among the cadres of its most powerful...
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Iraq Attacks Deepen Security Woes as Global, Local Rivals Clash

By John Davison and Ahmed RasheedBAGHDAD (Reuters) - A series of attacks in Iraq this week illustrates the increasingly dangerous tangle of local...
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Rockets hit Iraqi base with US troops less than a week after Biden officials said Syria strikes would 'de-escalate' tensions in the region

US soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq, on January 13, 2020. John Davison/Reuters An Iraqi base hosting US troops was targeted with 10 rockets on Wednesday. The attack came less than a week after Biden ordered strikes in Syria. The Biden administration claimed those strikes would "de-escalate" tensions in the region. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. An Iraqi base hosting US troops was targeted with at...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Washington, Iraq, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Middle East, Hassan Rouhani, Pentagon, Biden, Tehran


New video shows US forces getting hammered by a barrage of Iranian missiles after Trump had a top general killed

US soldiers inspect the site where an Iranian missile hit at Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province, Iraq, on January 13, 2020. John Davison/Reuters The US military released new footage of the Jan. 8, 2020 Iranian missile attack on US troops. The video footage was shot by a drone and shows the missiles hammering Al Asad Air Base. The US service members who were on the ground thought they were going to die. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US has released previous...
Tags: Politics, Iraq, US, International, Trends, Iran, Attack, Coalition, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Air Base, Irbil, Coleman, Anbar, Baghdad International Airport


U.S. Air Strikes on Iran-Backed Militias in Syria Kill at Least One Fighter

By John Davison and Maha El DahanBAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. air strikes against Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria killed at least one fighter and...
Tags: Iran, Syria, John Davison, Maha El DahanBAGHDAD Reuters U S


Iraq Rocket Attack Kills Contractor, Wounds U.S. Service Member: U.S. Coalition

By John Davison and Ahmed RasheedERBIL (Reuters) - A rocket attack at a U.S.-led military base in Kurdish northern Iraq on Monday killed a civilian...
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As the US flies more bombers to the Middle East, experts doubt Iran is the real audience

A US Air Force B-52 is aerial refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker over the US Central Command area of responsibility, December 30, 2020. Senior Airman Roslyn Ward The US has mounted high-profile military displays in the Middle East in recent weeks amid rising tensions ahead of the anniversary of the killing of a well-known Iranian military commander. But experts in the US are skepitcal that those displays will affect Iranian thinking or actions. Some have questioned whether the US military a...
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Agents envision potential shakeup from DOJ-NAR lawsuit

Among other things, the case could ultimately drive down commissions and weaken industry organizations, agents told Inman.
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Trump wants to bring troops home because he knows people support it. But whether he can do it is a different matter.

President Donald Trump with US troops during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, November 28, 2019. AP Photo/Alex Brandon The US military recently announced plans to further reduce troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan. President Donald Trump has promised throughout his time in office to end wars and bring troops home, and the latest announcements come just weeks before what is likely to be a tightly contested election. But Trump's actual policies, and othe...
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Best St. Louis Blues Hometown Players

The St. Louis Blues were founded in 1967 as one of the six expansion teams during the NHL’s 1967 expansion era. The Blues have yet to win a Stanley Cup in their 50-year history but have made it to the Stanley Cup Final on three separate occasions and have always been looked at as one of the better and more consistent teams in the NHL. The Blues own the third-highest consecutive playoff streak record of 25 seasons and have won one Presidents’ Trophy (during the 1999-2000 season). St. Louis, Misso...
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After turmoil at home, Egypt struggles to revive power abroad

By Nadine Awadalla and John Davison CAIRO (Reuters) - When Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman chose Egypt for his first official trip abroad since becoming crown prince, Cairo draped its streets with banners declaring the two countries to be "the beating heart" of the Middle East. The prince paid tribute to Cairo's importance, saying "when Egypt rises, so can the whole region". "I prayed to God that Egypt would not collapse," he told editors in Cairo, referring to the upheaval which followed ...
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Arab states believe U.S. aid secure despite defying Trump Jerusalem move

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and John Davison AMMAN/CAIRO (Reuters) - Leading Arab allies threatened with cuts in aid by Donald Trump said on Friday they had no choice but to defy the U.S. president over his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and did not believe he would follow through. More than 120 countries, including every Arab nation, voted at the U.N. General Assembly late on Thursday to urge the United States to withdraw its decision, announced earlier this month. Trump threatened...
Tags: News, Israel, Jerusalem, United States, Egypt, Donald Trump, Cairo, Trump, Reuters, U N General Assembly, U N Security Council, Suleiman Al Khalidi, John Davison, Trump Jerusalem


Lyon best spinner in the world - Davison

John Davison, mentor to Australia offspinner Nathan Lyon, believes improved batting performances from Australia have also aided the spinner's success after a difficult period last yea
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After Islamic State, ruined Raqqa fears new strife

By John Davison RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - The morning after Islamic State's defeat in Raqqa, a local militia fighter stood in a square in the ruined, deserted city center. The 19-year-old, who gave his name as Moro, was one of few Raqqa natives to witness the aftermath of the battle for the Syrian city. Victory celebrations by Kurdish forces felt muted - there were no civilians left.
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U.S.-backed forces in final push against Islamic State Raqqa

By John Davison and Rodi Said RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias battled foreign fighters defending the last pocket of Islamic State's one-time Syrian capital of Raqqa on Monday, bringing their four-month offensive for the city to the brink of victory. A Reuters correspondent saw smoke rising above the city and heard mortar fire, but did not see air strikes while in Raqqa. A field commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, said he exp...
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Final assault starts on Syria's Raqqa as some Islamic State fighters quit

By John Davison and Ellen Francis AIN ISSA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias launched their "final" assault on Syria's Raqqa on Sunday after letting a convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families quit the city, leaving only a hardcore of jihadists to mount a last stand. "The battle will continue until the whole city is clean," said a statement by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S.-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias. SDF spokesman Talal Selo told Reuters t...
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U.S.-backed SDF to let Syrian Islamic State fighters leave Raqqa

By John Davison and Tom Perry AIN ISSA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Islamic State fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with U.S.-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the jihadists' defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer. Officials gave conflicting accounts on whether foreign fighters would also be leaving the city, where the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been battling to defeat Islamic...
Tags: News, Raqqa, Tom Perry, SDF, John Davison, U S backed Syrian Democratic Forces SDF, Syrian Islamic State, AIN ISSA Syria BEIRUT Reuters Syrian Islamic State


Cairo Court Acquits Egyptian-American Aid Worker After 33 Months In Custody

CAIRO, April 16 (Reuters) - A Cairo court acquitted on Sunday an Egypt ian-American woman and seven others who worked with street children and had been detained for nearly three years on human trafficking charges, in a case that had raised concerns in Washington. Aya Hijazi, an Egypt ian who holds U.S. citizenship, founded Belady, an NGO that promotes a better life for street children. She has been in custody for 33 months in violation of Egypt ian law, which states that the maximum period f...
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Pillarstone hires general counsel for Europe growth: Reuters

Pillarstone, the platform set up by US private equity firm KKR to buy or manage non-core bank assets in Europe, has hired Mark Knight as a partner and general counsel. Knight was a partner in the European restructuring practice at law firm Kirkland and Ellis in London. Pillarstone said on Wednesday that Knight will support the continued development of its infrastructure and analyse and structure potential investments. It said he has experience in complex cross-border restructurings, and has advi...
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In Divided Syria, U.S. Strike Both Welcomed And Condemned

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