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Holidaymakers left terrified after hotel worker carrying RIFLE sparks fears of ISIS attack at Fuerteventura resort
Tourists at a Canary Islands resort were left terrified after a hotel worker was spotted walking around carrying a RIFLE – sparking fears of an ISIS attack1 . The member of staff sparked panic at the Oasis Village complex in Fuerteventura as she pointed the weapon at holidaymakers as they soaked up the sun. The woman was caught on camera by a shocked onlooker as she strolled around holding the gun.
Some tourists did not appear to react to the scene, however others were clearly alarmed.
The woman was seen pointing the gun at tourists (Photo: George Bamby) She also directed the weapon towards kids in the swimming pool (Photo: George Bamby)
One eyewitness, named only as Marilyn, told MailOnline how one woman grabbed her bag and ran to the hotel reception. She claims some holidaymakers ducked behind a wall while others sought shelter in the bar area, the website reported.
Holidaymakers were left terrified after spotting the woman holding a rifle (Photo: George Bamby) Some hotel guests ran for cover (Photo: George Bamby)
The woman was later revealed to be a member of the hotel’s Animation team, who had been seeking tourists to join her in a rifle-shooting activity. But her actions were criticised after it emerged earlier this year that ISIS vowed further attacks by jihadis posing as ice cream and T-shirt sellers.
Woman seen at the Oasis Village complex in Fuertaventura walking with a rifle at the pool (Photo: George Bamby) The incident happened at the Oasis Village complex in Fuertaventura (Photo: George Bamby)
The massacre came just three months after 22 people, mostly European tourists, were killed by gunmen in the Bardo National Museum, in Tunisia s capital, Tunis.
Two agents have advised on the sale of three branded UK hotels to an Asian joint venture. Joint agents Christie & Co and JLL advised real estate business Dominvs Group on the sale of Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Darlington, Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Dumfries and the Mercure Sheffield Parkway for an undisclosed sum off a guide price of 12m. The buyer was a joint venture between Thailand-based Fico Corporation and Singha Estate.
This is a significant deal post the EU referendum result, explained Gavin Wright, director of the hotels and hospitality group at JLL.
All three hotels benefit from being operated by well-known brands and offer stable and steady income.
The total portfolio comprises 229 guest bedrooms. Fico Corporation and Singha Estate already own 26 Mercure hotels across the UK. Both the Mecure Sheffield Parkway and Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Darlington are freehold, while the Discount Holidays © Holiday Inn Dumfries is held on a long leasehold basis.
The sale came as part of Dominvs Group s wider strategy to grow their going concern portfolio and development pipeline. In July, development finance lenders criticised Sadiq Kahn s plans1 to reduce the amount of London property sold to overseas investors. Last month, a Hong Kong-based group purchased a 42m central London hotel2.
Jeremy Jones, head of hotels brokerage at Christie & Co, suggested that the Dominvs Group deal was indicative of continued demand from overseas investors following the EU referendum.
This portfolio sale follows on from a number of recent high-profile sales processes.
It is further evidence of the appetite from both domestic and overseas buyers for good-quality regional UK hotel assets.
Published: 04:50 GMT, 14 September 2016 | Updated: 04:50 GMT, 14 September 2016
SHANGHAI, Sept 14 (Reuters) – China stocks fell modestly in thin trading on Wednesday, with many traders already heading out of the office ahead of a long Discount Holidays © holiday weekend. Hong Kong stocks were little changed as traders refused to make big directional bets ahead of next week’s Federal Reserve policy meeting. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index fell 0.5 percent to 3,243.37 points by the lunch break, while the Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.6 percent to 3,005.80 points.
China’s upbeat August economic data released on Tuesday, which showed both factory output and retail sales grew faster than expected, has failed to inject vigour into the market during the shortened trading week.
“Trading is typically light ahead of holidays,” Chang Chengwei, analyst at brokerage Hengtai Futures said, noting that the mid-Autumn Festival on Thursday and Friday will soon be followed by China’s National Day Discount Holidays © holiday which starts on Oct.
1, curbing risk appetite.
“August data failed to excite the market because many believe the recovery was the result of government stimulus, and is not sustainable.”
Most sectors fell in China, with transportation and raw material stocks leading the decline. Hong Kong stocks were little changed, with overnight losses on Wall Street dampening sentiment. The city’s financial markets will be open on Thursday but will be closed on Friday.
The Hang Seng index edged up 0.1 percent to 23,234.38 points, while the Hong Kong China Enterprises Index dipped 0.1 percent to 9,560.41. All eyes are on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on Sept.
20-21 as traders anxiously wait for clues on whether the Fed will raise interest rates soon. Few traders expect a rate hike next week and markets are pricing in only a roughly 50-50 chance of one in December.
(Reporting by Samuel Shen and John Ruwitch; Editing by Kim Coghill)