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News: Residences by Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, set for 2020 opening

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced an agreement to brand and manage 34 luxurious Residences by Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona. The property will be housed in a 20-storey tower, with a prime location at the intersection of Passeig de Gràcia and Avinguda Diagonal. The Residences are scheduled for completion in 2020. The spacious apartments will be designed in a contemporary style and will provide panoramic views of the city’s landmarks. Owners will have access to a private, serviced lobby, a club lounge, a variety of meeting and entertaining spaces, fitness facilities…

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News: Le Méridien Melbourne slated for 2020 opening

Marriott International has announced the signing of Le Méridien Melbourne, in partnership with owner and developer Jinshan Investment Group. Slated to open in 2020, the 235-room hotel will boast the brand’s distinct mid-century modern approach. This signing reinforces Le Méridien’s dynamic global growth, following recent openings in Italy, South Korea, China and the United States, all within the last 12 months. “After opening stunning hotels in Rome, Seoul and Denver last year, we are thrilled to continue our growth momentum in Melbourne,” said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader, Le Méridien…

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Test grounds for 2023 Ashes and 2020 T20 host cities named

The 2023 Ashes Tests have been awarded to the same five grounds as the 2019 edition, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed. Edgbaston, Headingley, The Oval, Lord’s and Old Trafford will all host England v Australia matches in both series. The ECB also announced the cities that will host the new eight-team Twenty20 tournament in 2020. Southampton, Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester, Cardiff and Nottingham have been selected for the competition. Both Lord’s and The Oval will host newly created teams in the competition with the Ageas Bowl, Edgbaston,…

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Jose Mourinho has signed a deal keeping him at Manchester United until 2020 and here is how Twitter reacted

Mourinho has been United manager since May 2016 Thursday, January 25, 2018 It has certainly been a busy week for Manchester United. The Red Devils finally tied up a deal to sign Alexis Sanchez and now Jose Mourinho has signed a contract extension, keeping him at the helm until 2020, with an option to extend it for another year. Mourinho, who succeeded Louis van Gaal as United manager in May 2016, has enjoyed a good spell at Old Trafford, winning the League Cup and Europa League in his first season….

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Jose Mourinho: Manchester United manager signs new contract to 2020

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has signed a new contract until 2020, with the option of another year. The 54-year-old Portuguese’s previous deal at Old Trafford was due to expire in 2019. He said he was “delighted” that United “feel and trust that I am the right manager for this great club for the foreseeable future”. He added: “I would like to say a big thank you to the owners and to [chief executive Ed] Woodward.” Mourinho, appointed as Louis van Gaal’s successor in May 2016, won the EFL Cup…

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The year is 2020 and Oprah Winfrey is president

Oprah Winfrey broke new ground in 2018 at the Golden Globes, when she delivered a stirring acceptance speech that was part sermon, part battle cry and part State of the Union address. Calls for her to run as the next US president were initially dismissed, (mainly by old white men, unable to grasp her power) before an official campaign was mounted in the spring of 2019. Winfrey, who had only expressed her political preference publicly once before, for Barack Obama, ran as an Independent  … WOOOMAN BECAUSE TIIIIIIMESSSS’S UUUPPPPPP! FILE – In…

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