THEY say sport can teach you lessons about life and business. At age 27 I gave up my battle with fitness, along with any lingering ambitions of being spotted by an EPL talent scout (he'd need to have been scouting student bars in the early 90s) and decided to find somewhere my statuesque figure would be regarded as a benefit, not a hindrance. So I joined Queens Grads FC and immediately (and for the next five years) was their official youth policy.Sharing changing rooms smelling of wintergreen and Grecian 2000 with men who never seemed to age I learned plenty. The main lesson, apart from an aesthetic appreciation of the delightful cultural murals each pitch seemed to be ringed by, was a firm grounding in stoic philosophy. To put it more bluntly I leaned: ‘Never show you care'. No matter how badly you played, how much you got slagged, if you were sat on the subs bench or were dropped to the team below, you never showed that the negatives affected you. And if you ever have had to … [Read more...] about World Cup is giving us a lesson in business
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THE Wireless festival will take place in London later this year and features an all-star line-up. But, who's on the bill...and how do you get tickets? Let's take a look... Wireless is one of the capital's biggest celebrations of urban music, and has been drawing crowds for 13 years. Wireless 2018 takes place in Finsbury Park between July 6-8. J Cole will take the stage on Friday, Stormzy will top the bill on the Saturday night, while DJ Khaled will bring things to a close on the Sunday night. The line-up also includes French Montana, Giggs, J Hus, Migos, Post Malone, Rick Ross and Wiley. On Friday 6th, the doors will open at 13:30. The music will start at 15:30 and there will be a strict curfew of 22:30. On Saturday 7th, the doors will open at 11:00. The music will start at 12:30 and there will be a strict curfew of 22:30. On Sunday 8th, the doors will open at 11:00. The music will start at 12:30 and there will be a strict curfew of 22:00. LATEST FESTIVAL NEWSCALIFORNIA DREAMIN' … [Read more...] about When is Wireless 2018, who’s in the festival line-up and how can I get tickets?
Translink has recruited an impressive alliance of supporters for its proposed £27m Multi Modal Transport Hub at the old Waterside Railway Station ahead of Wednesday’s crucial Derry and Strabane District Council (DSDC) Planning Committee meeting in Strabane. The public transport company has enlisted a who’s who of Ireland’s civic, business, and tourist leaders to vouch for its transformative proposals for the long disused Victorian building, which it believes can be a ‘game-changer’ for Derry,Translink Head of Projects, John Glass, is hopeful local councillors will back its plans allowing it to re-open the riverfront site as a rail hub for the first time in 40 years in 2020.He said: “This is a huge opportunity for the North-West region and represents a major investment in the city.“It will transform travel and enhance connectivity between train, bus, and other sustainable transport modes."The hourly train service on the Derry~Londonderry … [Read more...] about Translink recruits ‘who’s who’ of Ireland’s civic, business, and tourist leaders behind Derry transport hub ahead of planning ‘D-Day’
According to 1980s chart titans Wham! young guns are always having some fun – but somehow we don’t think they mean by setting up growing businesses. While George Michael praised the virtues of being free and easy and generally mucking about, these youthful entrepreneurs prove you can knuckle down and start on the road to success early. And, guess what, it seems you can have fun doing it too. Two of Plymouth’s best young entrepreneurial brains are going mano a mano for the title Young Business Person of the Year at the 2018 Herald Business Awards. Harry Soloman and Jonathan Bennett will find out who has triumphed at the black-tie bash at Plymouth Pavilions on April 19. So here is everything you need to know about these two nascent businessmen. And, to prove they are not the only young guns in Plymouth’s business firmament, we’ve listed 10 other fledgling firm founders who are worth keeping an eye on. As George Michael sang, they’ve got plans to make. … [Read more...] about 12 Plymouth young guns who are killing it in business
Plans for a Metro transport project for Swansea and the wider region have moved up a gear. The aim of the South West Wales Metro scheme is to develop links across Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire to help bus and train passengers, motorists and cyclists get from A to B more efficiently, especially with the population set to rise. Swansea Council is taking the lead on this transport concept and has submitted a £788,000 bid to the Welsh Government to take it forward further. The scheme is nothing to do with the doomed FTR Metro project, which we all knew as the bendy bus. But if you’re still getting confused about the growing number of Metro projects in South Wales, here is a guide: South Wales Metro This is the Welsh Government’s cherished transport scheme to increase the speed and frequency of rail services in the Cardiff Capital Region, including the electrification of the core Valley Lines. A total of £734 million has been ring-fenced … [Read more...] about The Metro schemes aimed at making getting from A to B easier in Wales