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?’
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Gavin Mortimer 25 December 2018 5:33 AM 25 December 2018 5:33 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Christmas in Britain means misery not merriment. It’s why I prefer France, which doesn’t shut down lock, stock and bauble. This year I’ll be in Aveyron, as profonde as La France profonde can be, and the highlight will be the Quine – that’s Bingo to Brits – which starts at 4pm on Christmas Day in the village hall. It’s an annual event organised by the local rugby club and it pulls in punters from dozens of outlying villages, all desperate to win one of the prizes on offer. You know you’re in France when the prize-winner who gets the most envious glares isn’t the one who scoops the flat-screen TV but the lucky devil who makes off with the hind leg of ham. The thing about Christmas in France is that it is mercifully short, starting roughly at 4pm on Christmas Eve and ending at 6am the next … [Read more...] about Why does Britain have to shut down for Christmas?
0 Have your say The growing problems being caused by global warming show the need to curb our elaborate Western lifestyles, but politicians can’t seem to stop talking about economic growth in old-fashioned material terms, writes Joyce McMillan It has been a bad week for those who hope – or ardently believe – that climate breakdown caused by human activity is not really happening. Just a month after hurricane Florence administered a savage battering to the coast and inland areas of North Carolina, hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida panhandle on Tuesday, while in north-east India, 300,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in Odisha state because of a massive approaching cyclone. Ten people died in Majorca after unusually intense October rainstorms swept the western Mediterranean.And here in Scotland, we are bracing ourselves again, just three weeks after storm Ali, for a new storm called Callum, which is expected to wreak some … [Read more...] about Joyce McMillan: Why politicians are failing to tackle climate change
Technology is increasing the pace of change – and the risk of disruption – across all business sectors. Smart devices, internet of things applications and integrated supply chains mean decisions made by senior executives are more complex, and more subject to the law of unintended consequences, than ever before. As if the stakes weren’t high enough, Irish business leaders also have to cope with a growing range of external uncertainties, from Brexit to tariffs and trade wars, and that’s on top of the daily round of internal decision-making that drives every business. An ability to effectively navigate complex decisions is therefore one of the most valuable weapons in any senior leader’s arsenal. Navigating Complex Decisions is also the name of one of a number of new programmes being offered as part of the Irish Management Institute’s Executive Suite this autumn. Each is designed to equip leaders to be future-fit and is led by internationally … [Read more...] about Why are business decisions so difficult? Because they’re made by people
US & Canada By Daniel Nasaw BBC News, Washington 20 October 2011 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.com/news/world-us-canada-15378039 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel By all accounts, Terry Thompson kept the tigers, bears, monkeys and other exotic and … [Read more...] about Why wild animals do not make good pets