Best-known Northern Ireland faces share their love stories BelfastTelegraph.co.uk On St Valentine's Day some of our best-known faces open their hearts to share moving, uplifting - and sometimes surprising - personal stories. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/sex-and-love/bestknown-northern-ireland-faces-share-their-love-stories-37814288.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37814641.ece/96934/AUTOCROP/h342/iStock-1033707380.jpg Email On St Valentine's Day some of our best-known faces open their hearts to share moving, uplifting - and sometimes surprising - personal stories. Kerry McLeanRadio Ulster's Kerry McLean is married to fellow presenter Ralph, with whom she has three children, Tara (12), Dan (10) and three-year-old Eve. She says: I 've always been a sucker for a good romantic film. There's a strange joy that comes from having your heart wrung out as you watch the romantic leads go through the trials and tribulations that love brings, before … [Read more...] about Best-known Northern Ireland faces share their love stories
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We know that politics makes strange bedfellows, but few alliances are more surprising than the one linking the ultra-rich to ultra-nationalists. What could the wealthiest people in the world have in common with those upending politics in the name of the “forgotten man”? As I have found in over a decade of research on global elites and tax havens, a shared political project unites them: both seek to weaken or dismantle international alliances that constrain them. For ultra-nationalists, this project means “taking back control” of their governments from foreigners. For the ultra-rich, it means eliminating the controls that international organizations and alliances have imposed on them individually and as a class: a world without the EU, or without the Global Magnitsky Act, is one in which the people who appeared in the Panama Papers can get even richer and expand their influence over an increasing share of the world’s governments and resources. Thus what the … [Read more...] about ‘Aristocrats are anarchists’: why the wealthy back Trump and Brexit
Trouble at the top? There’s been a lot of it about. Some 16 companies have brought in a new chief executive this year, with three more announcing they will do the same. Among them are some very big names. Perhaps the biggest is WPP, which parted company with Sir Martin Sorrell, the man who turned it into a titan, scandal trailing in his wake. The turnover of big cheeses has been unusually high according to Russ Mould, investment director at broker AJ Bell. His analysis found that the average number of changes at the top of Britain’s biggest companies is 12. Is this simply random fluctuation or might there be deeper reasons behind the game of executive musical chairs that’s been played out in boardrooms? Broadly, the departures fall into five categories. Firstly there are those companies where something going wrong has led to a scandal – this covers WPP and Persimmon Homes (see … [Read more...] about Bonfire of the CEOs: Why was it such a rocky year at the top?
In the fickle world of fashion sustainability has finally become a hot topic and for a good reason. There’s no escaping the fact that fashion is often cited as one of the worst offenders because the industries trend cycle promotes consumers to buy more than they will ever have time to wear. And then of course the next bit thing comes along and the clothes no longer deemed ‘on trend’ go to waste, or worse end up as landfill. But it’s not just the issue of waste that’s the problem, the way clothes are produced are also harmful for the environment so it’s double edged sword. Stacey Dooley’s brilliant documentary ‘Fashion’s Dirty Secrets” explores the harmful production processes used in cotton farming so it’s not just man made fibres we should be looking at. But by adopting a more mindful approach and simply changing our shopping we can make a big impact. But before we start lets be clear - this is not simply a lecture … [Read more...] about 5 simple ways to shop more sustainably when buying clothes
Tallink has announced its intention to list the company's shares in the form of Finnish depository receipts (FDRs) on the HSE by the end of 2018, Tallink told the Tallinn Stock Exchange (TSE). The company's shares will continue to be listed on Nasdaq Tallinn despite the contemplated secondary listing on the Nasdaq Helsinki.The company has concluded an issuer agreement with Nordea Bank Abp, which will act as an issuer agent for the FDRs on behalf of the company. Tallink has engaged Nordea Bank Abp, through its Denmark branch, to provide liquidity provision services as of the commencement of the trading on Nasdaq Helsinki. The company is aiming for the commencement of trading on Nasdaq Helsinki on or around 3 December.This timetable, however, is subject to possible delays and dependent on actions and decisions of third parties, which is why the company cannot ensure the fulfillment of this time schedule. The secondary listing on Nasdaq Helsinki requires certain approvals by both Nasdaq … [Read more...] about Tallink to list shares on Helsinki Stock Exchange in December