Simon Smith Keeps Calm – Despite Rammed By Bus

By Michael Haynes | December 7, 2017

It was a quiet Saturday morning in the heart of Redding, just east of Edinburgh in the UK, when Simon Smith, was harshly greeted by the city’s bus in what can only be described as a spectacular accident with an incredible ending. Upon review of the CCTV footage from The Purple Turtle, a well-known local bar, one would think Smith would be seriously injured, or worse, killed from the impact. However, as the footage shows, Smith stands up on his own and walked into the local bar to have a pint. To which bar patrons began saying “Keep Calm and Have a Pint.” Smith, 53, was crossing Gun Street when…

Small Business Saturday Economic Impact

By Michael Haynes | November 27, 2017

How Did “Small Business Saturday” Fare in Small Towns? Amercian Express sponsored this year’s “ Small Business Saturday .” The event has received the largest “awareness campaign” this year. The results? They are just coming in this morning. According to JJ Ramberg, contributing editor for MSNBC, over 108 million people shopped in their local communities on Saturday. However, sales figures have not been disclosed yet. The push has been to support small business in the wake of the changing economy. This shift has put a lot of local companies out of business over the past decade. For example, Barnes and Noble put the small bookstore out of business and then Amazon put Barnes and Noble…

Black Friday Insider Secrets & Hacks From Employees

By Michael Haynes | November 21, 2017

When it comes to holiday shopping and getting deals, nothing gets people revved up quite like Black Friday. Being from Europe, we find it fascinating that Americans trample each other the day after giving thanks for all they have. But what started it all? And why is it called Black Friday anyway? The phrase “ Black Friday ” was actually coined by the Philadelphia police force in the 1950s. Merchants wanted to take advantage of the out-of-towners coming in for the annual Army-Navy football game. Fearing that if they waited until Sunday to have the sale, many travelers would leave so they could be back at work on Monday morning, so they…

Highest Honor Delivered to British Military Dog

By Michael Haynes | November 17, 2017

A display of bravery, courage, and loyalty earns dog top military honor in Britain. Mali, an eight-year-old Belgian Malinois, and is proof you don’t need to be human to showcase leadership and courage. He has also been rightly named a war hero. Today, he received the Dickin Medal, which is the equivalent to the Victoria Cross. The highest possible military award. Mali is being recognized for his work in Afganistan, twice entering a building in Kabul which was filled with Taliban fighters. He successfully sniffed out explosives and saved lives in the process. “There was a massive gun battle with British Forces against the Taliban and Mali was sent into…

Tax Haven Paradise Papers: Secrets of the Ultra-Rich Exposed

By Michael Haynes | November 1, 2017

God save the Queen…lots and lots of money. In a new round of leaked documents it has been revealed how the ultra-powerful and rich, including the Queen and her private estate. How do they invest millions in cash in offshore tax havens? While tax avoidance is not illegal it can be seen as quite controversial. It can create quite the political discussion, including should the government do more to curtail the use of tax havens. And one of the most used tax havens is located in Bermuda, where the rich go there not for the sandy beaches, but for the tax havens which gives them complete secrecy and zero percent…

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Dubai Lynx International Advertising Festival

March 29, 2008

Delegate registration is now open for the 2nd Dubai Lynx International Advertising Festival, the leading creative advertising event and awards for the Middle East and North Africa. The event will take place 15-17 March 2009 at the newly built multi-purpose venue The Palladium, located in Dubai Media City. The Dubai Lynx festival offers creative inspiration, a unique learning experience and a great networking opportunity for both regional and international delegates, who can enjoy a fantastic line-up of seminars and workshops presented by the best in the business from across the globe addressing both regional and international industry issues. Bob Isherwood, worldwide creative director of Saatchi and Saatchi; Scott Goodson, founder…

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Independent News & Media (INM) has sold its 49pc interest in a German online price comparator for energy and telecom services. INM sold its stake in Verivox Holdings Limited to VVX Investments Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oakley Capital Private Equity, for €18.3m in cash. The proceeds from the sale of €18.3m include repayment by Verivox to INM of a €2.3m loan prior to 31 March 2010. The sale also includes an additional €1m payable in 2010, which is conditional on Verivox achieving targeted EBITDA for 2009. INM will receive net proceeds from the sale of approximately €16m, which it said will be used to pay down senior debt. Verivox’s…

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