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Mary Lou McDonald to lead Sinn Féin

Mary Lou McDonald has been confirmed as the only candidate nominated to replace Gerry Adams as Sinn Féin president. Mr Adams has led the party since 1983. He announced his intention to stand down in November 2017. Sinn Féin’s ard comhairle (high council) met in Belfast on Saturday to formally ratify the nominee. Ms McDonald said that no-one would fill the shoes of Gerry Adams, “but the news is that I brought my own”. A special party conference to elect the new leader will be held on 10 February. It…

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News: Carolus to lead Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, Thailand

Sammy Carolus has been appointed general manager of Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, set to open later this year on vibrant Sukhumvit Road. In his new role, Carolus returns to Thailand a place in which he has spent more than half of his 25-year professional career – to lead Bangkok’s first Hyatt Regency branded hotel. Prior to this appointment, he was the general manager at Grand Hyatt Taipei. “After an extremely rewarding experience in Taipei, I am excited to be returning to the Land of Smiles,” said Carolus, who first moved…

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Man Utd beat Stoke to cut Man City's lead to 12 points

A Paul Pogba-inspired Manchester United cruised to victory as incoming Stoke boss Paul Lambert watched his new side’s struggles continue at Old Trafford. The France midfielder created first-half goals for Antonio Valencia and Anthony Martial, added to by Romelu Lukaku after the break as Jose Mourinho’s men cut Manchester City’s lead at the top of the Premier League to 12 points. United might have had an early penalty when Martial was felled by Stoke debutant Moritz Bauer, but referee Anthony Taylor waved away protests. Two minutes later, Pogba charged forward…

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News: Kapoor to lead Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa and Langkawi International Convention Centre has announced the promotion of Rajiv Kapoor to the role of general manager. Kapoor joined The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa in 2013 as hotel manager and made exceptional changes to improve the resort’s operation, service, and facilities. He also spearheaded the renovation of guestrooms, 20 villas, restaurants, airport lounge, Westin Workout and the main lobby. Since the refurbishments, the resort has garnered positive returns year on year. In his new role, Kapoor is responsible for all areas of…

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'UK should follow Wales' lead on organ donation'

Media playback is unsupported on your device A woman who was hours from death waiting for a liver transplant wants other UK nations to follow Wales’ lead on presumed organ donation consent. Ellie Lacey, 31, was diagnosed with sudden and unexplained liver failure in 2016 and was told a transplant was her only hope of survival. A worldwide search was started to find one and she eventually had her operation last January. She is urging families to talk openly about their organ donation wishes. Reality Check: Does an opt-out system…

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