As recently as February, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team dropped hints that the inquiry into Russia's role in the 2016 US election might unearth evidence of active cooperation between Moscow and President Donald Trump's campaign. That turned out not to be the case. Attorney General William Barr, who has said he hopes to release Mueller's nearly 400 page report this week, told US lawmakers on March 24 that the special counsel investigation "did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities". To be sure, the investigation documented numerous contacts between Trump campaign figures and Russia, a willingness on the part of the campaign to accept help from Moscow, and no indication that the campaign told the Kremlin to keep out of an American presidential race. How much of Mueller's Russia report will be made public? No criminal conspiracy was documented, according to Barr. But … [Read more...] about Why Mueller’s investigation failed to nab Trump
Why does business fail
Joseph O'Brien had just masterminded Rekindling's success making him the youngest trainer to ever win the Melbourne Cup. Still only 24 years of age, and still only 18 months out of the saddle where his near-six-foot frame meant nine stone was getting harder to keep, he'd stopped battling the scales and took his fight down a new path. It was clearly a wise choice. Instantly there was unquestioning celebration. In fact with the €4.1m behemoth of a race now already in his nascent CV, he was quick to thank those often forgotten within the game too. "All the lads at home and the lads that have been down here have done an unbelievable job," he beamed. All the while his father was lurking in the paddock, exuding a pride rarely seen for his own second place in the event. But while Irish racing cheered, there was a troublesome twang. At the time, O'Brien the elder was busy challenging a Workplace Relations Commission ruling against his Ballydoyle stable which said that employees worked … [Read more...] about Ewan MacKenna: ‘The sport of kings built on elitism and wealth, but why does it come at a cost for staff?’
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?
Northern Ireland 11 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47196557 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsBrexit Several Northern Ireland firms seeking special permits to trade across EU borders after … [Read more...] about Hauliers fail to get EU border permits
Deborah Ross 26 January 2019 9:00 AM 26 January 2019 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp The Destroyer15, Nationwide Destroyer is an LA noir starring Nicole Kidman ‘as you have never seen her before’. Her hair is terrible. Her eyes are red-rimmed with dark circles. Her lips are dry, flaking. Her skin is sun-damaged and liver-spotted. Her walk is a leaden shuffle. Just me on a regular day, in other words, but she is being hailed as ‘brave’, of course. This may or may not be so — I can only say that I went to the corner shop just now and Ahmet did not applaud me for leaving the house looking as I do or offer me an Oscar — but it is distracting. I don’t know what absorbed more of my attention, the story, her character, or just how bad she looks. Actually, I can answer that. How bad she looks. She plays Erin Bell, an LAPD detective who we know is a wreck from the first shot, which shows her waking up in … [Read more...] about Boy, does Nicole Kidman look terrible: Destroyer reviewed