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News: Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana takes top World Travel Awards title

Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana has been honoured by the 2017 World Travel Awards. The new deluxe hotel is the winner of the award for Cuba’s Leading Hotel Suite 2017- Suite Presidential Lorca @ Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana. The most luxurious and spacious space in the hotel, Suite Presidential Lorca, overlooks the Central Square and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. The Suite Presidential Lorca consists of a large living room with four large French doors/windows, a separate dining room, a guest toilet and a small kitchenette. The…

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Here’s What It Takes to Turn a Museum into a Movie Screen

Most evenings, as the sun sets on the bustling National Mall, the tourists scatter, the food trucks drive off, and all goes quiet as the museums close. But every so often after dark, they become lively works of art in their own right. On October 14, the façade of the newly renovated Freer Gallery of Art will alight with a short projection-mapped film, A Perfect Harmony, that highlights the history, culture, and artwork that define the collections. The installation is part of a weekend-long Smithsonian festival titled “IlluminAsia”—which will feature Asian…

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News: Riviera Maya takes top title at World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony

Riviera Maya has been hailed Mexico & Central America’s Leading Beach Destination, while Cancun has been recognised as Mexico & Central America’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination at the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2017 in Mexico. Hosted by the glittering, all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, the prestigious event was attended by hundreds of hospitality leaders from across the region. World Travel Awards vice president, Sion Rapson, said: “What a fantastic evening it’s been here at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. “It has been an honour…

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England bowler Anderson takes 500th Test wicket

Media playback is not supported on this device James Anderson became the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets, on day two of the final Test against West Indies at Lord’s. The Lancashire player, 35, reached the milestone when he bowled Kraigg Brathwaite shortly after tea. Anderson is only the sixth bowler – and third seamer – to reach 500, and the five ahead of him have retired. He also removed Kieran Powell for 45 as West Indies reached 93-3, leading by 22. Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan holds…

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News: Musser takes up vice president of communications role with Boeing

Boeing has named Phil Musser as the company’s next senior vice president of communications, succeeding Tom Downey, who has announced plans to step down from the role late this month and retire from the company early next year. Musser, 45, has more than 20 years of strategic communications and public relations experience, including ten years as a consultant to Boeing. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of IMGE, an Alexandria, Virginia-based digital communications firm he co-founded in 2013. He will join Boeing September 25th, reporting to Boeing chairman…

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Star Wars actor McDiarmid takes on immigration row role

A single controversial speech probably made Enoch Powell the most admired and the most detested British politician of the 1960s. In 1968 his intervention in Britain’s policies on migration ended his career as a shadow minister – but it made him known around the world. Chris Hannan’s play What Shadows, starring Star Wars actor Ian McDiarmid, looks at Powell’s motives then and at his legacy today. Hannan says the play What Shadows isn’t really about Powell, although the politician dominates the stage. “I knew I wanted to write about national…

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Prince William takes George on first school run

Prince George has walked nervously into school on his first day with his father by his side but without his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge. Kate had hoped to join the Duke of Cambridge on the school run but is suffering from severe morning sickness and was too ill to attend, Kensington Palace said on Thursday morning. Prince George shakes the hand of Helen Haslem, head of the lower school. Photo: AP The four-year-old prince was helped out of the car by William after being driven through the gates of Thomas’s…

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