Peterborough United owner Darragh McAnthony says he is happy to do business with Nottingham Forest this summer, despite past deals turning ugly under the former Reds regime. Forest's business history with the the League One club is far from squeaky clean, with late U-turns and failed payments on their track record. McAnthony, who so often takes to Twitter to vent his frustrations, has twice in the past come to blows with management at the City Ground while the Reds were under the ownership of Kuwaiti businessman Fawaz Al-Hasawi. Initially, in 2013, Forest famously pulled out of a deal to sign midfielder George Boyd at the last minute with surprise concerns over the quality of his eye-sight, keeping him at London Road and denting United's deadline day bussiness. An angry McAnthony would take to social media to say: "Why are Nottingham Forest messing around with my club? "After putting Boyd through a medical since 10am, their owner has stopped the deal at the last minute when their … [Read more...] about Peterborough happy to do business with Forest this summer
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Employers generally prefer their workers not to play video games at work, but that could be set to change if a new initiative has its way. This afternoon, a collection of high-profile businesses and the New Zealand Government gathered at an event in Auckland to unveil a video game they had all invested in. The group included Microsoft, Xero, Fletcher Construction, BDO, Building Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) and the Ministry of Social Development, which each contributed $150,000 to the development of a game called Construction Tycoon. It may sound like the latest iteration of The Sims, but this initiative is instead designed to give workers taste of what it takes to work in the real world. The brainchild of Joy Business Academy, the game was unveiled by Ministers Carmel Sepuloni and Willie Jackson as a tool to help New Zealand businesses improve staff training. At the launch, Sepuloni explained that the Government became interested in the project for a number of … [Read more...] about Why six businesses and the Govt invested in a video game
JAMIE Redknapp keeps exploding celeb ovaries simply by existing. And I just don’t get it. First, jungle babe Emily Atack gushed over the Sky Sports pundit on I’m A Celebrity… She grilled dad Harry about his son’s marital status and joked: “Ooh imagine, Emily Redknapp, I would make a really good daughter-in-law.” She then mouthed “Call me” to camera while joking about her crush. And now Imogen Thomas has thrown her pants (sorry... hat) into the ring too. The former Big Brother star told new! Magazine: “My ideal is Jamie…[he] seems really kind and he’s gorgeous.” My response to this outpouring of oestrogen is simply: “Ladies...WHY?” Don’t get me wrong, I know he’s handsome. Buffed, coiffed and besuited, Jamie looks like every teen girl’s idea of a Ken doll made flesh. I can see that he’s an advertiser’s dream too. From modelling M&S dilfwear to playing golf in just his … [Read more...] about As Imogen Thomas throws her knickers into the ring, why DO women fancy bland Ken doll Jamie Redknapp so much?
It seems extremely likely that there will be more collapses in the commercial airline sector, and more consolidation as weaker players get weeded out, says Loizos Heracleous. Yet another airline has collapsed – this time British operation Flybmi, costing almost 400 jobs as hundreds of flights were cancelled at short notice. It is the latest in a string of recent European airline failures, including Air Berlin, Alitalia, Monarch, Primera, Azur and Cobalt. This is despite years of good growth in worldwide air passenger demand, including in Europe. So why are so many airlines going out of business? Aviation is an unattractive industry from an investor point of view at the best of times, notwithstanding the passenger growth. Aeroplanes are expensive assets with few alternative uses, which limits the ability of airlines to reduce their capacity during lean periods – compared to, say, a manufacturing business that can close a plant and lay off workers. Airlines also have to … [Read more...] about Airlines are going bust in droves, so why do so many people try to launch them?
PUBLISHED: 16:47 19 February 2019 | UPDATED: 16:47 19 February 2019 Sarah Chambers Shirley Aldous, director, with daughter,Tarnia Robertson, director, and Tarnia's father, Colin Aldous, chairman of Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf and Spa Picture: PAUL NIXON Paul Nixon Photography 01473430707 07904296577 Statistics suggest that as a family-run concern, it’s surviving against the odds. But four years after taking over the reins from her parents, Tarnia Robertson’s hotel business is still going strong. Ufford Park Hotel, Golf and Spa Picture: GREGG BROWNOnly a third of family-owned firms last into a second generation, figures suggest, but Tarnia’s long apprenticeship under parents Shirley and Colin Aldous have stood her in good stead: four years after she became managing director at Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel – enabling her parents to take a back seat – she has already taken the business to new heights.MORE – Record … [Read more...] about Why do only a third of family-owned businesses survive into second generation?