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Richard Branson Is Opening His Next Luxury Hotel on a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Spain

Click here to read the full article. Ay, Dios mío! Sir Richard Branson is bringing a little more luxury to Spain’s Balearic Islands. The billionaire’s Virgin Limited Edition, which currently oversees seven high-end retreats across the globe, has just announced it’s building a new outpost in Mallorca. Slated to open in the summer of 2023, the new hotel is part of the 810-acre Son Bunyola Estate, which sits within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Named simply the Son Bunyola Hotel, the property is based around an existing finca (a traditional farming manor) that dates back to...
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Sir Richard Branson Delivers Keynote Address at TransPerfect’s 30th Anniversary ELEVATE Conference

NEW YORK & AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2022-- TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, celebrated its 30 th anniversary at the company’s ELEVATE global conference held in Amsterdam this past week. The four-day event was capped by an engaging and interactive session with Sir Richard Branson. Additional program keynotes featured Liz Wiseman, author of Impact Players and Multipliers, as well as Natalie Reynolds, author of We Have a Deal.
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How Richard Branson will help this home care company go plastic-free by 2025

Sir Richard Branson opened his first record shop in London in 1971. Reminiscing at Fast Company‘s Most Innovative Companies Summit, he described it as a hippie’s dream: “Cushions on the floor, headphones, a joint or two in most people’s hands,” he said. “It was those days when you could pick up a Dark Side of the Moon sleeve, and you could feel it.” 51 years later, Branson’s new venture—his first foray into retail since the end of his music business—could be “the Sex Pistols of household care goods.”
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Stephen Fry, Richard Branson and UK MPs call on Singapore to halt execution of man with mental disability

The authorities in Singapore are set to execute a mentally-disabled Malaysian man who has been on death row for more than a decade, despite rising international calls for him to be spared.Nagaenthran Dharmalingam was arrested for trafficking 42.72g of pure heroin into the Asian country in April 2009, and officials have confirmed that he will be executed at dawn on Wednesday 27 April after his last hopes for an appeal were rejected.The Malaysian national was initially set to be executed last year but the sentence was halted after he contracted Covid-19 in November.Following this, his lawyers mounted a final...
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Slash speed limit on UK motorways to save fuel and help beat Putin, Richard Branson says

Sir Richard Branson has called for the speed limit to be slashed on UK motorways to reduce the west’s reliance on Russian energy and help defeat Vladimir Putin.The Virgin Group founder proposed the government should cut the national speed limit from 70mph to 60mph so drivers use less fuel and decrease the dependency on Russian oil, gas and coal in a bid “to support Ukraine”.He also suggested businesses and individuals could make small changes such as turning down their heating or air conditioning by 1 per cent to help reduce demand.Sir Branson told CNBC: “It’s really important that we...
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Devo: ‘Richard Branson almost killed us in the Jamaican mountains’

Could Devo have existed without the shootings at Kent State University, Ohio on 4 May 1970? Flashbleu. Gerald Casale (vocals, bass, keyboards): I was a member of the student organisation that organised the protest against the expansion of the war in Vietnam into Cambodia. I knew two of the four students, Jeffrey Miller and Allison Krause, who were shot and killed by the National Guard. We saw it happen and we saw the Kent newspaper say “Students kill guardsmen”! We realised everything we’d been told was a big lie. We were already making music, but when you see something like that it changes you for ever.
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