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20 Dic 2015 

Season of Savings Returns to Omni Hotels & Resorts

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For all those who love the frenzied holiday shopping season, Omni Hotels & Resorts is giving travelers exceptional last-minute offers on holiday and post-holiday getaways. From cozy winter stays, golf getaways and family ski trips to quiet sanctuaries away from visiting relatives, the luxury hotel brand has something for everyone this year whether naughty or nice.

Omni Hotels & Resorts Seasons of Savings package gives shoppers a head start before Black Friday and Cyber Monday to book rooms at iconic resorts and urban city center properties across North America ranging from $89 to $219, varying by location. Omnis Select Guest loyalty members can start booking as early as Friday, Nov. 13, and all travelers may book beginning Tuesday, Nov. 17. Those who want to get in on the savings early can join the Select Guest loyalty program at no charge.

While making winter vacation plans, travelers also have an opportunity to give back during the holidays through Omnis Stocking Stuffer package. Omni will provide guests who book the package a token at check-in to designate toward select charities that support fighting hunger, offering shelter or distributing toys to children. In addition to giving back to one of three charities, guests will enjoy up to 15 percent off a two-night stay, a $10 Omni gift card, and a festive turndown treat on the first night of arrival.

Omnis Seasons of Savings applies only to rooms booked by Dec. 1, 2015, for stays through Jan. 31, 2016. The package is subject to availability, requires a non-refundable cancellation deposit of $50 at time of booking, and cannot be combined with other special offers.

For more information on Seasons of Savings, or other property offers, guests may or call 1-800-The-Omni. Even if you have a lot of other priorities for instance, sports, extracurricular activities, etc., still you need to complete a senior project to graduate successfullyTravelers or media can also follow Omni at and

About Omni Hotels & Resorts

Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America.With over 20 world-class golf courses and award-winning spa retreats, to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its distinguished, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the companys Power of One associate empowerment program.The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications and was ranked Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains in the J.D. Power 2015 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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20 Dic 2015 

World's top 19 golf courses

Over the last two weeks, we've been wading through hundreds of your recommendations and teaming up with some of the most influential golf Instagrammers around -- @beautifulgolfcourses, @anything_golf, @golf.addicts -- to find the world's must-play courses.

So whether it's teeing off into the sun, avoiding goats with your approach to the green or driving towards some of the tallest buildings in the world, take a look at these incredible courses and see how many you can tick off your list.

Channing Benjamin, a 44-year-old general manager for Worldwide Golf Shops, treated us to this snap of this pristine, glass-like lake at the Arnold Palmer Private Course, California.

"Golf is my life," Benjamin says. "Not only am I a huge fan of the game, but I changed careers to be more a part of it!

"Photography is equally important to me and has become more than a hobby. I shot this particular image with an Android phone while waiting to tee off during a recent game. Cell phone cameras are just amazing these days!"

Benjamin adds: "Living in the moment and capturing it is my way of sharing with the world how I see things; whether it be humorous, serious, playful, profound or just plain creative."

His eye for a photo or video has even taken him round the world directing music shoots for artists like Justin Timberlake, NSync, Britney Spears and P!nk.

CNN Sport anchor Don Riddell didn't want to miss out on the fun and and sent us vertigo-inducing throwback from a round at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand.

"One of my favorite locations in all my time at CNN," he posts. "Feels like you're standing on the edge of the world -- a great course and an unforgettable experience!"

Next up, from New Zealand to Slovenia now where Drago Bilic, a 39-year-old strategic management consultant snapped this photo impulsively during a competition in his home country.

"It was a spur of the moment shot during a tournament," Bilic explained. "I'm totally addicted to golf. Photography is a hobby, but I like nice panoramic shots, colors and -- of course -- golf courses."

"When I got to the tee, I saw the clouds touching the mountain -- the variety of beauty that nature offers. If I had waited until the next minute, the shot would looked different.

"I just want to share the benefits of playing golf to my followers and friends. Even if you have a lot of other priorities for instance, sports, extracurricular activities, etc., still you need to complete a senior project to graduate successfullyNature, sport, views and fun with friends all in one package! A splendid way to spend your free time."

In no particular order, scroll through the gallery above to see what you, the CNN readers, chose as the 19 golf courses to play before you die and see if your entry made the list!

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20 Dic 2015 

Saudi king's French Riviera holiday provokes beach protest | Reuters

NICE, France Saudi King Salman and a 1,000-entourage arrived on Saturday for holiday on the French Riviera, where over 100,000 residents have petitioned against the closure of the public beach outside his villa.

The monarch's plane landed at Nice airport and he was driven away in a 10-vehicle motorcade, the local prefecture said.

The new king and his inner circle's three-week visit at the family's seafront villa in Vallauris, where U.S. Even if you have a lot of other priorities for instance, sports, extracurricular activities, etc., still you need to complete a senior project to graduate successfullyactress Rita Hayworth celebrated her wedding to Prince Aly Khan of Pakistan in 1949, will be a boon for the local economy.

But the closure of the public beach for privacy and security reasons has stirred up a local storm. A petition against the "privatization" of the Mirandole beach below the Saudi villa gathered more than 100,000 signatures in a week.

The mayor of Vallauris also wrote to President Francois Hollande to protest against unauthorized work done by the Saudis at the property, where a slab of concrete was poured directly onto the sand to install an elevator.

"We understand the security reasons and the nation's greater interest. But nobody can exonerate himself from the laws of the land," Mayor Michelle Salucki wrote.

Hotels, restaurants and luxury shops along the Mediterranean coast, by contrast, welcome the visit. Several hundred members of the royal entourage will stay at hotels along the coast.

"The economic impact for us, but also restaurants, chauffeurs and all those who worked at his villa, is real," said Serge Reinhard, director of the four-star Hotel Montaigne in Cannes where half of the rooms have been booked by Saudis.

France has been nurturing new links with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab countries over the last three years due to its tough stance on Iran and similar positions on conflicts across the Middle East, and is beginning to see commercial rewards.

(Reporting by Matthias Galante in Nice; Writing by Michel Rose; Editing by Tom Heneghan)

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20 Dic 2015 

Report: Plaque at Donald Trump golf course is historically inaccurate

A historical marker on a Sterling, Virginia golf course that Donald Trump purchased in 2009 is inaccurate, according to The New York Times.

Between the 14th and 15th hole on the Lowes Island golf course, a plaque at the bottom of a flagpole overlooking the Potomac River says "The River of Blood."

The plaque goes on to describe a civil war battle that it suggests unfolded at that location.

"Many great American soldiers, both of the North and South, died at this spot," the inscription on the plaque reads, according to the Times. "The casualties were so great that the water would turn red and thus became known as 'The River of Blood.' "

But the Times fact-checked the claim and spoke to historians who disputed it.

"No. Uh-uh. No way. Even if you have a lot of other priorities for instance, sports, extracurricular activities, etc., still you need to complete a senior project to graduate successfullyNothing like that ever happened there," said Richard Gillespie, the executive director of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, which studies the area of Virginia where the golf course is situated.

Alana Blumenthal, curator of the Loudoun Museum in Leesburg, Virginia, wrote to Trump's company about the inaccurate inscription.

The Times reached out to the GOP presidential candidate, who called himself a "big history fan."

"That was a prime site for river crossings," Trump said. "So, if people are crossing the river, and you happen to be in a civil war, I would say that people were shot -- a lot of them."

Trump questioned the historians' analyses of the plaque, asking, "How would they know that? Were they there?" He also said that "numerous historians" told him the site of the golf course was known as "The River of Blood," according to the report, and then clarified that they didn't speak to him, but to his representatives.

"Write your story the way you want to write it," Trump told the Times. "You don't have to talk to anybody. It doesn't make any difference. But many people were shot. It makes sense."

A CBS News poll released Sunday found Trump is leading the GOP presidential pack in three key early voting states.

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19 Dic 2015 

Holiday Gifts That Give Back | Sucheta Rawal

Accessories That Do Good

Accessories by For Goodness Sake show inspiring messages that remind people to give everyday. Enabling people to shop with purpose, this lifestyle brand provides a sustainable funding solution to its philanthropic partners by donating a minimum of 25% of net proceeds of every purchase. Donations made through the platform aid the underserved and support important health, environmental and educational initiatives. $20-1,500 at

Chocolates That Feed The World

Seattle Chocolate Company, offers a full line of premium chocolates that includes truffle bars, truffles, jcoco bars, in handcrafted flavors, like black fig pistachio, edamame sea salt, and agave quinoa sesame. The ingredients are all-natural, sustainably sourced, GMO free, and certified Kosher. For every jcoco chocolate purchase made online or in stores, SCC partners with Food Banks in New York City, Greater Boston Food Bank, SF-Marin Food Bank and Northwest Harvest, to provide food assistance to local communities in need across America. $1.75-78.95 at

An Outlet by Disabled Artists

Custom order a painting with your favorite pet or person's profile. Chicago based Project Onward, is a nonprofit studio and gallery for professional artists with mental and developmental disabilities. There are very few opportunities for disabled artists who graduated from the city's art program, and the organization provides them workspace, materials, professional guidance, exhibition opportunities and access to markets. The 60 resident artists represent 30+ Chicago neighborhoods. $25 - $7,000 at

Hostess Gifts That Fight AIDS

Support the global fight against AIDS with Alessi (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition Collection, comprised of elegant kitchenware and home goods. Led by chef Mario Batali and supported by more than 50 leading chef Ambassadors worldwide, the campaign rallies the culinary world around the goal of delivering an AIDS Free Generation, with Michelin-starred restaurants, food trucks and everyone in between offering special (RED) menu items during the month. $18-110 at

Sweaters From The Largest Slum in Kenya

Slumlove classic sweaters for men and women are made sustainabily with 100% cotton. All products are made by people living in the largest slum in Kenya, called Kibera. The employees are treated with respect, given fare wages, plus a portion of every purchase is used towards educating the children in Kenya. $95 at

Books That Teach Animal Welfare

Childrens books Kamie Cat's Terrible Night and Pablo Puppy's Search for the Perfect Person illustrate the important healing potential that animals can offer. All proceeds from the books go to support the work of Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1951 and dedicated to reducing animal suffering caused by people. $4

Bikes for Empowerment

Stylish and high performance Miir Bicycles come in different designs and sizes for kids, teen and adults. For each bicycle purchased from MiiR, a bike is donated to someone in need, to be used for access to education or employment. To date MiiR has helped to empower over 3,000 people with bicycles. $139-1,395 at

Pet Toys That Rescue Homeless Animals

PetSmart's Luv-A-Pet Collection including Luv-A-Pet Lucky Dog and Chance plush toys, holiday-themed apparel with adorable sayings like Rescue Love Adopt, Best Present Ever, are great to give your furry family member or the animal lover in your life. 10 percent of the purchases of Luv-A-Pet rescue products will be donated to PetSmart Charities to help save homeless pets this holiday season. $3.99-$23.99 at

Wallets That Empower Women

The Eyerusalem Passport leather wallet by FASHIONABLE is hand crafted in Ethiopia by women who have overcome challenges ranging from prostitution to addiction to a lack of opportunity. FASHIONABLE invests in women and helps them find purpose in the work they do. The online store also sells jewelry, scarves, leather bags and home goods. $35 at

Glasses That Give The Gift of Vision

Reduce digital eye strain while using computers and smartphones with these adjustable Interface glasses. With the turn of a dial, users can adjust the focus themselves from -6 to +3 diopters. In fact, Interface glasses can be adjusted to improve vision for 90% of eyeglass and contact lens wearers who do not have astigmatism. Through the Buy One Give One program, administered by Vision for a Nation(r), a pair of focus eyeglasses is donated to people in Rwanda. $49.99 at

Backpacks That Support Education

Teach your kids to learn, explore and change the world, with high quality and fun Backpacks by Sydney Paige. For every Sydney Paige backpack sold, another one is filled with school supplies and donated to low income children in need. You can show your kids how to enrich lives with education and break the poverty cycle. $40-80 at

Baskets of Peace for Rwanda

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Macy's Rwanda Path to Peace program includes colorful and symbolic baskets and bowls, handmade by Rwandan weavers who survived the country's civil war and genocide. The baskets have led not only to peace between Hutu and Tutsi tribes, but also between men and women. $30-60 at

Fashion That Empowers Afghan Refugees

Raven + Lily's Pakistan collection features hand embroidered eco-friendly dresses and tops, and empowers Afghan refugees living in the Pakistan region to help improve their livelihood. Raven + Lily currently helps employ over 1,500 marginalized women at fair trade wages to give them access to a safe job, sustainable income, health care, education, and a real chance to to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. $99-232 at

Ethical and Wildlife Friendly Chocolates

Nuubia hand-makes San Francisco based specialty confections, is the first chocolatier to not only refuse to use palm oil, but to insure that what they make has no negative impact on the rainforests of the world. The OMG CandyBar was awarded Best Foods in the U.S. by Esquire Magazine, and other products that standout include fresh squeezed Lime Juice with Vanilla Bonbons, Caramelized Hazelnut Spread Sauce, and Johnny Walker Black Espresso Ganache Half Spheres. $4.99-65.00 at

Mattresses That Care For The Earth

Leesa Sleep is an American-made, high-quality mattress that is more supportive than latex and memory foam and ideal for any body type. With its One-Ten program in place, Leesa donates one mattress to a local shelter for every 10 sold. Also, Leesa's One-Earth Program plants one tree for every mattress that is sold. Approximately, over 1,500 mattresses will be donated to shelters and 20,000 trees will be planted by the end of 2015. $525-990 at

Inspiring Jewelry to End Homelessness

The precious metals necklaces by The Giving Keys come in sterling silver, 24k gold, and black rhodium, and share empowering messages such as STRENGTH, BRAVE, DREAM, etc. Based in Los Angeles, The Giving Keys' mission is to end homelessness by partnering with organizations to provide housing and employment. $32-125 at

Loungewear to End Human Trafficking in India

PUNJAMMIES are cotton loungewear bottoms that come in trendy colors and patterns. They are made by women in India who have escaped human trafficking. Proceeds go to provide housing and education for women and their children, as well as job security and a sense of self worth. $47.99 at

Leather Bags That Help Kids in Rwanda

The Rawhide Crossbody Bag by Love41 is a unique gift for any girlfriend, mother or grandmother. 100% of profits from this bag go back to helping orphans, widows and street kids in Rwanda via Africa New Life Ministries (ANLM). There are also beautiful crafted leather ornaments, jewelry, totes, and luggage available on the website that support the same cause. $129 at

Gifts That Impact Children Around The World

Honor loved ones by making a meaningful donation in their name and supporting everything from poverty in USA, farming assistance in Uganda, to clean water in Niger. You may also purchase handcrafted gifts such as these Filipino coasters, through the World Vision Gift Catalog, which supports a variety of World Vision's programs around the world. $65 at

Fashion Jewelry That Fights Childhood Cancer

Inspired by the iconic elephant, a symbol of family, strength and good luck, Ann Taylors new Limited-Edition Elephant Jewelry Collection is a wonderful gift for a special woman, that also gives back. From November 13, 2015 to January 30, 2016, Ann Taylor will donate 50% of the purchase price of each item sold from its collection to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, that strives to educate and fight childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. $39.50 - 59.50 at

Winter Jacket That Alleviates Poverty

This stylish outdoor Tianjin Down Jacket by Cotopaxi will not only keep you warm though the winter, but also help alleviate global poverty. Cotopaxi gives targeted grants to advance health, education, and livelihoods initiatives around the world. Their products include all-weather jackets, ski gear, backpacks and outdoor accessories that make for good gifts for adventurous men and women. $249.95 at

Stationery That Gives Back to Schools

These fun and colorful stationery and office supplies make learning fun for your kids and those in need. Many kids in the U.S. don't have access to basic school supplies unless teachers pay for them out of their own pockets. For every Yoobi item purchased on their website or in Target stores nationwide, Yoobi donates an item to a Classroom Pack which contain hundreds of essential tools kids need to learn and then distributed to classrooms in need. In one year, Yoobi has donated enough free school supplies to impact more than 1 million students nationwide. Holiday bundles $15-40 at

Cell Phone Cases That Empower Women in Africa

Africa themed iPhone and Samsung cases by Kidogo Kidogo make for great stocking stuffers. The profits are used to buy mobile phones for women in rural Tanzania. These phones help women support their families, run businesses, and stay informed. By providing a small mobile phone, the community in many ways is positively impacted, as the women feel more empowered, are able to work and support their families. $28 at

A Gift Box That Feeds Twice

Looking for the perfect gifts for coworkers? The wine and cheese collection by That's Caring comes with a bottle of California Cabernet Sauvignon, White Blend or Sparkling, along with gourmet cheese spreads and toasts. For every gift purchased, That's Caring provides meals to children in need through food banks in the US. There are also chocolate, coffee, tea and confectionary themed gift boxes available. $49.99 at

Fair-Trade Gift Boxes That Support Global Communities

You may not be able to afford a trip abroad every month of the year. But what if the world was delivered to your door? Pumeli is a monthly subscription box filled with teas and textures designed to help busy women slow down, unplug and give themselves permission to relax. Pumeli works with small businesses and craft producers on different levels to bring well-designed and high quality products. $49.95 at

Fashion Jewelry to End Modern Day Slavery

Great stocking stuffers and gifts for women, these under $50 pieces of costume jewelry comes in beautiful designs, along with the name of the female artist who made them. Purpose Jewelry is an Orange County based jewelry line that is handcrafted by survivors of modern-day slavery in Mumbai, India and Orange County, California. 100% of proceeds benefit International Sanctuary, the brand's non-profit that provides holistic care for young women rescued from sex trafficking. $38 at

Belts That Give a Hand Up

Mission Belt gift sets are great for men who want practical yet styling leather and nylon belts, that can go from the office to the golf club. Comes in different colors, as well as an assortment of licensed NBA, NHL and NCAA belts. A dollar from every belt sold goes to fight global hunger and poverty. To date, over 26K Kiva (peer-to-peer micro lending) micro-loans have been funded from the sales of Mission Belts. $99.95 at

Pencils That Help The Environment

The Sprout pencil is an ingenious way to teach your kids about sustainability. Instead of throwing away pencil stubs, kids can plant them and have them grow into something delicious, beautiful, and fun, such as herb or flower gardens. Pencil are available in color as well. $8.45-20.95 at

Golf Balls That Care for Kids

Most golfers don't know which ball is the right ball for them. With Nicklaus Black, Nicklaus Blue, and Nicklaus White, all they need to know is the tee to play from. 18-time Major Champion, Jack Nicklaus, offers his famous Nicklaus Golf Balls, where $1 is donated to both Nicklaus Childrens Health Care Foundation and St. Jude Children's Hospital for every dozen purchased. For every order shipped using FedEx, an additional $1 is donated to St. Jude. $28 -32 at

Casual Ware That Does Good for Animals

The fun apparel, tote bags and accessories from Farfetched Apparel are great gifts for animal lovers. 100% of proceeds from their #DOGood campaign go to support animal shelters. $29.00-54.99 at

Help Keep People on Their Feet

As you are shopping for trendy winter boots and booties or just everyday shoes, consider Vionic Shoes. Innovative and stylish, these suede booties feature advanced comfort technology and go from the office to a dinner out. Vionic donates through their Vionic Supports program to various charities and the Dr. Weil Foundation Recently, Vionic donated 1,200 shoes raising $50k for ovarian cancer research, and 1,000 supportive slippers at the AVON39 walk for breast cancer. $149.95 at

Quilts That Save Traditions in India

Gift a rare and beautiful handmade lotus block print quilt and become a part of history. There are only two families in India left who do this traditional form of hand weaving. Even if you have a lot of other priorities for instance, sports, extracurricular activities, etc., still you need to complete a senior project to graduate successfullyThe cotton is sourced from organic farmers, dyes are plant and vegetable based, and each product is sown by hand to create a product that is environment friendly. Ichcha was founded by three sisters to encourage conscious living and support traditional craftsmen and women across India. $200 at

Guatemalan Handbags That Support Down Syndrome

These limited edition, beautiful, handmade bags,have been named for the inspirational Madeline Stuart, the first globally-recognized model with Down syndrome. 5% of proceeds from The Madeline line of handbags, are donated to the National Down Syndrome Society. EveryMaya donates a portion of every sale to Education for the Children, a school in Jocotenango, Guatemala which provides education, nutrition, healthcare, counseling, and career guidance to local children from disadvantaged upbringings. $120 at

Scarf That Sustains Women in Peru

This classic 100% natural alpaca wool scarf is sourced from the Andes, and crocheted by local Peruvian women who are employing their unique skills in order to become self sufficient and earn a steady income. From handcrafted fashion accessories and jewelry made by a father in Lao, to one-of-a-kind home and dcor essentials created by artists in Nairobi, each piece on Enrou tells a beautiful story of the person who created it and directly impacts the growth and development of his or her community. Many products start at only $9. $220 at

Baskets That Help Indigenous Artisans in Mexico

Globeinan artisan gifting baskets can be purchased in colorful patterns or ordered filled with items from around the world that give back to the community and have a corresponding story. From Mexican woven baskets, Palestinian spice mixes, and South African bottle stoppers, to Ghanaian coasters, each handcrafted good is highly curated and made by struggling artists. Each month features a different theme and a membership allows you to gift someone a taste of the world throughout the year. $12 at

Knit Dolls That Help Feed Kids

Made of 100% cotton yarn and stuffed with hypoallergneic polyfill, these nontoxic handmade dolls by cuddle+kind will become your child's favorite toy to cuddle with this holiday season. For every cuddle+kind doll purchase, 10 meals will be donated to children in need through World Food Program USA and Childrens Hunger Fund. $55 at

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