Supermodel Twiggy, Python Michael Palin and England manager Gareth Southgate are among more than 1,000 people awarded in the New Year Honours 2019. The list celebrates heroes - from 43 responders to terror attacks, to the divers who stunned the world in the Thai cave rescue. But there are also awards for Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, Downton Abbey's Jim Carter and authors Philip Pullman and Margaret Atwood. And a cronyism row is set to brew after Theresa May rewarded big business chiefs who just happen to back her Brexit deal. There are plenty of famous faces in the honours list - but far more people who quietly work away at doing good for their communities. So to honour them all, we’ve reproduced the list in full - and highlights - below. New Year Honours 2019 in numbers Overall, 1,148 recipients are named in the 2019 New Year list. That includes the 43 people recognised for their acts responding to the terror attacks in Manchester and London in 2017. Some 544 women … [Read more...] about New Year Honours list 2019 in full
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Monty Python star and travel documentary maker Michael Palin, 1960s supermodel Twiggy, and acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan have joined a long list of stars from the world of entertainment, sports and the arts to be honoured by the Queen. See the full Welsh list here They are joined in the 2019 New Year Honours List by three British divers who have been awarded MBEs for helping to save a youth football team trapped inside a flooded cave in Thailand during the summer. Four other British cave divers involved in the operation are also receiving civilian gallantry awards for exceptional bravery protecting others. The 2019 New Year Honours List has 1,148 recipients which also includes 43 people recognised for their acts responding to the terror attacks in Manchester and London in 2017. A Queen's Commendation for Bravery also goes to 14-year-old Joe Rowlands who saved his father Paul from drowning after their kayak capsized off Anglesey. Best-selling author Philip Pullman, who credits … [Read more...] about The full Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2019
It’s probably the sort of thing one only thinks about when heading off to foreign climes on holiday - particularly if you’re going to be driving there - but why do some countries drive on the left and others on the right? Here in the UK we drive on the left but most of our European neighbours drive on the right. It would certainly seem like we’re in the minority - but is that the case - and who else drives on the left? Cross the Channel to the European mainland, keep going in any direction and it’ll be a long time before you find anyone with their steering wheel on the same side of the car (the right) as in the UK. However, if you head across the Irish Sea to the Republic of Ireland you’ll find they drive on the same side of the road as us. 35% of the world drive on the left Taking the world as a whole, around 35% of the world’s population drives on the left. It might not surprise you to know that many of the other countries that do are former … [Read more...] about Why do we drive on the left and who else does?
0 Post a comment Friday, 31 August 2018 - Business The chief executive of the £14.5m giant Jacksons garage has welcomed a deal with the island’s supplier of new Mercedes Benz cars. Paul Collier also said he believed the Jacksons trading model was ’perfect for low volume markets’ such as the island.He spoke just days before the official opening of the complex on Cooil Road. Whitestone Garage Limited has become the latest island garage to be taken over by Jacksons Motor Group.It means the Ballasalla business has agreed to transfer the Mercedes Benz and Smart sales and service business from its current Whitestone Garage location to Jacksons new, multi-franchise dealership in Braddan.It follows a series of deals in which Jacksons has taken over a number of independent dealerships.Jacksons said the announcement follows ’amicable discussions’ between Jacksons and Whitestone, ’aimed at continuing the representation of the prestige franchises … [Read more...] about Multi-franchise trading model ‘perfect’ claims Jacksons boss
Michael B. Sauter, Evan Comen, Thomas C. Frohlich and Samuel Stebbins 24/7 Wall Street Published 12:15 p.m. UTC Jul 11, 2018 Some product launches can be spectacular failures, and Google Glass, an eyeglasses shaped head-mounted device with smartphone capabilities, failed in such a manner several years ago. It was meant to be the first piece of technology to connect the typical consumer to augmented reality. Google continues to attempt to find a place for the product, but its original launch was a definitive failure. In 2017, the internet giant announced the relaunch of the device to target to businesses rather than the general public, but whatever happens, it will be adopted by a meaningfully narrower audience. Just like success, failure is part of doing business. Entrepreneurs and large companies often take big risks, hoping for success but not always achieving it. These failures take many different forms. When a product doesn’t sell, when it is recalled or discontinued, … [Read more...] about Historic blunders: 50 worst product flops of all time