Will James Spithill miss the America’s Cup because he is on the naughty step? @americascup
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Will James Spithill miss the America’s Cup because he is on the naughty step? @americascup

What is shaping up to be the biggest scandal in sailing history, James Spithill is looking a worried man as a new report from the America’s Cup measurers has revealed new evidence of illegal modifications to the Oracle Team USA AC45s used in the America’s Cup World Series. The protests center around illegally modified kingposts. … Continue reading

Americas Cup Review recommendations…  but you can’t make a potential death trap safe
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Americas Cup Review recommendations… but you can’t make a potential death trap safe

Summary The show must go on (which was what was expected). These things are are potentially death traps, so let’s see what we can do to make the recovery after accidents better; improve structural integrity of the boats, provide better protection, bouyancy & breathing apparatus for crews, and have more support boats with divers and … Continue reading

Is America’s Cup at risk after death in Artemis Racing accident?
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Is America’s Cup at risk after death in Artemis Racing accident?

Devastating news The sailing world is coming to terms with the news that Artemis Racing crewman, Andrew “Bart” Simpson was killed today in a training accident when their 72 catamaran capsized and broke up.  Simpson was trapped underneath the boat, for almost 10 minutes according to some reports. Despite attempts to revive him, by doctors … Continue reading

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Building your future. “Have a plan, because you are not part of someone else’s plan”.

More and more people entering the world of self employment. Some out of choice – can’t stand the world of corporate b0110cks – and others enforced due to layoffs and redundancies. Self employment and small business increasing In a recent post about Charles Handy and Government red tape I quoted some recent Government released employment … Continue reading

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Avoid Wonga.com’s APR of 4,214% if we ALL paid our billls on time (that includes you – BIG business)

Wonga.com announced this week that they will lend up to £10,000 to businesses. The firm has been heavily criticised for lending to individuals at an APR of 4,214%, but claims business loans will be at rates starting at 17% APR. The shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, criticised the government for failing to get banks to … Continue reading

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Latest Govt figures show Charles Handy, British philosopher, was right all along, but small businesses still wrapped up in Govt red tape

Charles Handy, a latter day British philospopher wrote in his book The Age of Unreason in the 1989 that we were turning into a “cloverleaf organisations” Recent UK Government statistics out this week show that every day his predictions are becoming more and more true. The “cloverleaf organisation” – later called the shamrock organisation – … Continue reading