Monthly Archives: November 2015

Employee Engagement….something missing?

Some radical new research shows what creates “employee engagement” (don’t worry, this is the latest fad amongst management thinkers) in the workforce. Most of the above I would suggest is blindingly obvious, but then why do so many organisations and … Continue reading

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Mock Assessment Day at Bradford University 2015

A couple of weeks ago I participated in one of the annual “mock interview” days for the second year Business Management students at the University of Bradford School of Management. As usual the performance of students was varied but the … Continue reading

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Tesco and Costa Coffee…….shocking customer service!

Last Friday I called into the Tesco superstore on the ring road in Oldham to pick up a few essential items. When I got to the checkout I was served by a gentleman who looked in a bit of discomfort … Continue reading

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From Spem in Alium to Lux Aeterna

Many years ago when I was first exploring the world of classical music I had started listening to various choral works by Mozart, Mahler, Verdi and of course the greatest choral work of all, Beethoven’s 9th symphony. One of my … Continue reading

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To Raise the Spirits

In what has been a dreadful week for the French and Parisians in particular (not to mention the thousands of foreign visitors to the capital) I offer you the video above which needs no further explanation.

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Whats a little bit of flooding to true Yorkshiremen

After the outside of their pub flooded in Leeds, there was only one thing to do for John Kelly and Steve Holt… Embrace the rain, get wet and have a pint.   “The water came in pretty quickly and pretty heavily … Continue reading

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David Hockney funds Lithuanian Artist Egle Jauncems (graduate of Vilnius University)

DAVID HOCKNEY is to pay the tuition fees and living costs of a Lithuanian artist at the Royal College of Art (RCA), where he was a student. Egle Jauncems, 31, has become the first recipient of Hockney’s scholarship, worth about … Continue reading

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Miles Davis voted “greatest jazz artist of all time”…………….but they are wrong!

Miles Davis, the trumpeter whose lyrical playing and ever-changing style made him a touchstone of 20th Century music, has been voted the greatest jazz artist of all time. The musician beat the likes of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina … Continue reading

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Paris………….and the “religion of peace”

I see that the “religion of peace” have been up to their usual cowardly tricks in Paris, they seem to be very good at blowing civilians up, shooting unarmed people and beheading journalists and aid workers who can pose no … Continue reading

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Siesta bars new trend in France for stressed workers

Originally posted on ulearn2bu:
Siesta bars are the new trend in France with establishments opening  across the country. ZZZen, the first to offer stressed workers a midday nap, charges €12 for a 15-minute micro-siesta and €27 for a 45-minute…

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