Muhammad Ali – The GOAT – The Greatest of All-Time

By Michael Haynes | January 18, 2018

Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali is considered one of the world’s greatest boxers. His professional record of 56 wins and five losses is unprecedented. After retirement, he traveled the world as an ambassador of peace and championed social causes like ending poverty and discrimination. A Short Biography Muhammad Ali was born “Cassius Clay” on January 17th, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. At age 12, Cassius was discovered by a boxing coach. He trained under various coaches as an amateur boxer and had a fantastic record of 100 wins to 5 losses. He became a professional boxer after winning the Summer Olympics gold medal in 1960. He took the name Muhammad…

Project Manager Roles Most in Demand in IT Sector – IT Alliance

By Michael Haynes | January 16, 2018

Updated: January 17, 2018 Height Adjustable Desks in the Office The traditional “office desk” as shown in the picture above may be a thing of the past. With the increase in health problems amongst office workers, the stand-up adjustable desk is taking off in popularity and is now even being “prescribed” by some doctors. It is no longer considered a “fad.” Experts seem to disagree on the best advice for height adjustable desks.  However, all experts agree that sitting at a desk for more than six hours a day is slowly killing you. That is not a very pleasant thought. Along with the changes in office furniture, growth in cloud computing is fuelling demand for all…

Marketers Lacking Digital/Social Media Analytical Skills

By Michael Haynes | January 12, 2018

Social Media Engagement Global digital marketing spend is expected to increase in 2018. As we enter the new year consumer engagement levels and analytical skills remain limited. This includes across channels, according to Alterian’s annual marketer survey. The survey polled nearly 1,500 marketers, agencies, marketing service providers and systems integrators worldwide. This year’s topic, ‘ How Engaged is Your Brand? ’, examined marketing expenditure, social media measurement and the level of personalization across digital channels. About half of survey respondents estimate that overall marketing expenditure will increase slightly (5-25pc) over the next year. It is also seen that an additional 9pc said it would improve significantly (25pc or more). This, according to Alterian, suggests an opportunity for industry…

Why Trump Can’t Erase Puerto Rico’s Massive Debt

By Michael Haynes | January 8, 2018

  Is Puerto Rico’s Hurrican Maria Trump’s Katrina? $73 Billion. Yes, with a “B” and we didn’t stutter. When it comes to leadership, it is an area in which the President often fails. He talks a big game, but the facts are undeniable. In this case, he can’t just wave his magic wand and make the debt of Puerto Rico disappear. Even the recent tax bill that President Donald Trump heavily hyped there is no relief for residents of Puerto Rico who continue to suffer following being ravaged by hurricane Maria in 2017. So how did it get so bad? Simply put, the government of Puerto Rico had a little translation problem from…

Sutherland to Chair Trade Group

By Michael Haynes | January 7, 2018

Update: Peter Sutherland dies at 71. Chairman of Goldman Sachs and former head of the World Trade Organisation Peter Sutherland is to co-chair a new international group to boost global trade. The experts’ group has been created following talks between the UK and Germany and was announced over the weekend by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “Trade is the engine of global growth. That is why we have put boosting trade and tackling trade barriers high on our governments’ agendas and want to see a strong political commitment to liberalizing trade at the Seoul G20 summit,” the leaders said in a statement. Open markets and free trade should be at the heart…

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INM completes Verivox sale for €18.3m

December 7, 2007

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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Body and soul

March 13, 2007

Self-proclaimed renegade Dame Anita Roddick’s Body Shop was one of the pioneers of corporate social responsibility. Anita Roddick sees herself as an activist and renegade first and foremost, rather than a businesswoman. While today, her mainstay is indeed a mix of activism and philanthropy, her business credentials are pretty impeccable. She brought The Body Shop from one store sandwiched between two undertakers in Brighton (the company name raised a few eyebrows at the time – so no change there then) to a chain of more than 2,000 worldwide and then sold it in 2005 for in excess of £650m sterling. Throughout her career, Roddick has campaigned tirelessly on ethical issues…

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25 Irish Companies to Take Part in Trade Mission to Turkey

April 4, 2003

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamon Gilmore TD is leading an Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Turkey from 8-11 April with the aim of increasing exchanges between the two countries. Twenty-five Irish software, engineering, and internationally traded services companies are going on the trade mission. The delegation will undertake a series of high-level meetings with government Ministries in Ankara together with some business meetings, engagements and networking events in Istanbul. According to Kevin Buckley, Enterprise Ireland manager for Turkey and Italy, the trade mission will serve as an important springboard for Irish companies wishing to expand their focus in the Turkish market and build on their regional…

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