The mood among the Paris Saint-Germain players on Sunday as they celebrated their Ligue 1 title was as raucous as would be expected. PSG’s Ligue 1 triumph had been inevitable for weeks – if not months – but it was officially sealed earlier that day, when nearest challengers Lille could only manage a goalless draw at Toulouse. With their sixth title win in the past seven seasons secure, PSG duly marked the occasion by sweeping aside Monaco 3-1 at the Parc des Prince. The champagne flowed, a shirtless Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were filmed embracing, and Dani Alves – ever the entertainer – even took an impromptu swim, splashing around the floor of the dressing room as teammates drenched him in water. After the game, PSG’s chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi – part of the Qatari investment group which has poured well over $1 billion into the club in recent years – said: “Ligue 1 is the flagship event of a triumphant country at the … [Read more...] about PSG & Man City: Why are Arab petrodollars failing to fuel European success?
Why do most businesses fail
Could you be a Future50 2019 business? Picture: Simon Finlay Photography. Copyright Simon Finlay 2017 The search is on for the brightest sparks on East Anglia’s business scene. Future 50 2019 sponsors. Picture: ArchantThe Future50 campaign has seen its former members turn from start-ups to multi-million pound businesses, and its partners are on the hunt for the next big thing.Applications are now open for businesses to apply to the Future50 2019 cohort.The Future50 project, which identifies and supports 50 businesses from across Norfolk and Suffolk, has launched its 2019 campaign. Future50 is looking for its next cohort. Picture: ANTONY KELLYMORE: Understand your spending style to make better buys, writes Chadwicks financial plannerOver the coming weeks, businesses of all sizes and types will be reviewed by a panel of judges until the final cut is revealed.From there, they will be offered access to exclusive events that will provide unique access to business innovators and … [Read more...] about Do you want to be a Future50 business? Applications are open
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?
Cobblers boss Keith Curle admits it is ‘frustrating’ to watch his players produce the good in training but then fail to step up to the plate when gameday comes around. Curle has spoken previously about the challenges of trying to coax the best out of players when it matters most - on matchdays - and it seems he believes that remains a problem with the current Town squad.The Cobblers drew 0-0 at home to Crawley on Saturday and have only three wins in their last 19 games, a run that dates back to November and leaves them 16th in League Two, 10 points above relegation. “It’s frustrating when you see the work that we do with the players and then when it comes to gameday, the decisions and the quality they show through the week eludes them and they take the wrong option,” said Curle. “You’ll find players who do that are League Two players and that’s why I mention about the recruitment because we need players who will turn up on gameday and … [Read more...] about Curle ‘frustrated’ by players not doing the business on gameday
Ross Clark 22 January 2019 3:52 PM 22 January 2019 3:52 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Brexit has become the inverse of a pair of rose-tinted spectacles. It is the lens through which all negative economic news has come to be interpreted – and magnified. Yesterday, the IMF published its latest forecasts for global economic growth. One might well ask what use this material is, given the IMF’s past record at economic forecasting. But whether these forecasts are of any value or not, they have, predictably enough, been jumped on by the Remain-supporting media in order to scribble yet another chapter of anti-Brexit narrative. Indeed, according to this narrative, it is not just Britain which seems to be suffering now from the moronic, misinformed decision of the UK public to vote to leave the EU in 2016 – it is the entire world. The Guardian, for example, led its story on the IMF forecasts with the headline ‘IMF: … [Read more...] about Is Dyson’s Singapore move anything to do with Brexit?