This has happened to me three times in the past 18 months. Once again, I've been laid off.
This last week has seen the passing of two icons of the 1970s - Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett. For those of us of a certain age, they were on posters everywhere, and household names throughout the US and Europe.
I worked with a Head of Internal Audit in a bank, who said that, whenever anybody was under investigation, the first thing they did was to look at the person’s expenses. Because people leave expenses to the last minute and often get somebody else to do them, you can always find an inaccuracy or two.
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To pay my last respects to the eight years of my life dedicated to the altar of investment banking, I ventured one last time to my old office.
Suddenly we had unlimited free time - no meetings, no planes, no budgets. Hadn’t we said, so many times, “If only I had the time, I would...”? Well, now we actually could, and there was no boss or client to blame on a bad day, not even the Tube.
After the G20 meeting, we wait for a detailed description of Global Regulation. The herd-like attitude that drives financial institutions' behaviour will lead them to believe that a single institution will fix the problems they created. And while we wait we hope no other crisis appears.
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve had the debate with people: Do I live in London or Essex? I live in Romford, which many people will instinctively say is in Essex. In fact, my address even states 'Romford, Essex' - but as I’m far as I’m concerned, I live in London.
Last year, we looked at the miracle that is birth and its (mostly shocking) side effects. A year has gone by which means it's time to look at the shocker that is the first birthday party.
In 2005, a leading national newspaper reported than drinking one cup of coffee per day can help prevent liver cancer. Great! In March 2006, the same paper printed that more than three cups per day can dramatically increase the risk of a heart attack. Not so great.
The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has ruled that Mr. Pistorius must undergo a 30-day psychiatric evaluation that will begin Monday, May 26
“…and do you then present this child to be baptised?” "We do." "And what is the name of this child?"
Can it be? Is the United States finally going to do something about global warming?