Beverly Hills – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineAs the 82nd Academy Awards approach, the famed Polo Lounge and The Polo Lounge Bar through Oscar night, Sunday, March 7, 2010.Executive Chef Alex Chen has put the final cut on 12 menu selections to be served in weekly 3-course lunch combinations at The Polo Lounge. Not to be outdone, Beverage Manager Anthony Santiago has led the creation of 10 specialty cocktails pegged to “Best Picture” nominees at The Polo Lounge Bar.Weekly 3-course “Best Picture” themed menus are priced by the item for lunch at The Polo Lounge; Oscar-inspired specialty cocktails are $18 at The Polo Lounge Bar:Week of February 8:District 9 -Santa Barbara spot “Prawn” bisque, butter poached crab “Claw,” brandy crème fraiche -Specialty cocktail: Alien JuiceAvatar -Crispy duck “Leg” confit, “Forest” wild mushroom ragout, braised cabbage, Granny Smith apples, anise-scented jus -Specialty cocktail: Eywa SoulUp -Pineapple “Up”side-down cake with rum raisin ice cream -Specialty cocktail: Skyy’s The LimitWeek of February 15:Precious -“Precious” gem lettuce salad, crispy bacon, buttermilk fried onions, shaved radish, blue cheese dressing -Specialty cocktail: Fresh StartInglorious Basterds -Braised butternut squash quiche, “Farmhouse” artisan goat cheese, Santa Monica greens, “German” mustard vinaigrette -Specialty cocktail: Nations PrideUp in the Air -“Mile High” mocha ice cream pie -Specialty cocktail: Jet SetterWeek of February 22:Up -Smoked salmon “soufflé,” frisee and cucumber salad, sunny-side “Up” quail egg -Specialty cocktail: Skyy’s The LimitAn Education -Oxford pub “Fish n Chips,” mushy peas, hand-cut chips, malt vinegar -Specialty cocktail: Learn Without ReadingA Serious Man -“Rocky Road” brownie sundae -Specialty cocktail: No Laughing MatterWeek of March 1:Inglorious Basterds -Traditional “Matzo” ball soup, mini “Croque Monsieur,” “Black Forest” ham, gruyere cheese -Specialty cocktail: Nation’s PrideThe Blind Side -“Big Mike” grilled prime beef sandwich, crusty baguette, “Mississippi”-style cole slaw, “Draft” beer-battered onion rings -Specialty cocktail: The UnderdogThe Hurt Locker -“Explosive” Key Lime pie, mango rum, sauce and strawberry ice cream -Specialty cocktail: The Diffusionwww.beverlyhillshotel.com
Topics This article is more than 1 month old US ‘could blacklist’ Chinese surveillance kit firm Hikvision Share on Messenger A Hikvision logo is seen at an exhibition during the World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, China, earlier this month.Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters Support The Guardian Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Lily Kuo in Beijing Reports stoke fears that two biggest economies are on edge of full-blown tech cold war Asia Pacific Share via Email Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Wed 22 May 2019 02.59 EDT This article is more than 1 month old Shares4141 Reuse this content Last modified on Wed 22 May 2019 04.29 EDT Since you’re here… news Share on Facebook Share on Twitter China Share on LinkedIn Share via Email China US foreign policy The US is reportedly considering restricting Hikvision, a Chinese surveillance equipment provider active in Xinjiang, from buying US components, escalating already tense ties between the world’s two largest economies.According to the New York Times, the US commerce department is considering placing Hikvision on a trade blacklist that would require US companies to obtain government approval before supplying it with components.The report sent the company’s shares down, even as Hikvision said it had received no notice of the potential blacklisting and that its operations in Xinjiang had never been “inappropriate”.China has come under increasing international scrutiny over mounting evidence of the mass surveillance and detentions of millions of members of a Muslim minority in Xinjiang.Adding Hikvision to the blacklist would add to tensions between the US and China, which have been locked in a tariff war for most of the last year. It also raises concerns that the world’s two largest economies are on the edge of a full-blown tech cold war as the US moves to restrict Chinese technology.Last week, the US placed the Chinese telecom giant Huawei on the list, citing national security concerns, and effectively barring companies such as Google and US chipmakers from doing business with the firm.According to the New York Times, officials could make a decision about Hikvision within the next few weeks. Shares in the company, one of the world’s largest providers of audio and visual surveillance equipment, opened 10% lower on Wednesday following the report. Shares recovered and were down 6.12% by the afternoon.The company said on Wednesday it had not been subjected to any investigation by a government or human rights organisation over “so-called Hikvision Xinjiang human rights issues”.The company told the state-run Global Times: “Hikvision is a product supplier. We have never engaged in inappropriate behaviour in Xinjiang. The company has not, is not and will not operate business under the condition of human rights violations.”Hikvision said it had hired US professionals to review its business operations in Xinjiang and would “respond to the concerns of overseas stakeholders after collecting sufficient evidence”.An executive with the company, who asked not to be named, told Reuters the company would be able to remedy any loss of access to US components.“The chips Hikvision uses are very commercial and most of the suppliers are actually in China although there are some in the United States,” she said. “Even if the US stops selling them to us we can remedy this through other suppliers”.