Monthly Archives: March 2014

What is it about old men and female orchestral conductors?

‘Women conductors? It’s not getting any better, only worse’ Jorma Panula has been the most successful spotter and trainer of conductors for the past 30 years. His pupils include Esa-Pekka Salonen and at least 20 others who hold international posts. … Continue reading

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Want a successful business? Then be MEAN

Kind bosses are more stressed and likely to burn out, claim psychologists Overseeing every workplace decision for equality and fairness can be a draining experience for senior executives, the study found Those suffering the most fatigue were more likely to … Continue reading

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Castleton and Winnats Pass in the Peak District……………….

It was a glorious sunny morning today so I decided a little photographic trip out would be in order. I considered several places including the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District and the British Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port (you may well ask?) … Continue reading

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Impression Management for Women (true or false?)

Working women dress to impress in power suits on Mondays – but by Friday they’re in jeans By Wednesday most swap high heels for much lower ones – or even flats On Fridays a quarter wear trainers to the office and … Continue reading

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Innocent Until Proven Guilty……………

© Kindadukish It wasnt me………… I deny all knowledge of the incident…………. I was out of the room at the time……….. You have no evidence………… I am not tall enough…………… I am an easy target…………….

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One Small Step for Women……………………but the march continues!

A Cathedral first as new organ scholar is appointed to St Paul’s The new organ scholar of St Paul’s has been appointed, and will mark a first in the Cathedral’s history. Rachel Mahon will take up the position of William and … Continue reading

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E.T. fell off in Hebden Bridge

Cycle re-cycle shop in Hebden Bridge (C) Kindadukish

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Sunday Morning Stroll in Žvėrynas (Vilnius).

Žvėrynas (literally the menagerie) is one of the older neighborhoods and smallest elderships in Vilnius, Lithuania. According to the 2001 census, about 12,000 people live within a 2.6 km² area. It lies on the banks of the Neris River, and … Continue reading

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What is the Greatest Piece of Music Ever Written?

I was pondering this question the other day having spent the morning reminiscing about the birth of popular music back in the late fifties and early sixties with a very close friend of mine. We are both of an age … Continue reading

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There is no Smoke Without Fire………………….

There is obviously no correlation between the two events featured in the above cartoon and it would be highly inappropriate of me (or indeed anyone) to suggest that the two things are connected…………………………

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