Happy Birthday to you and your family

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU … MANY HAPPY RETURNS! Happy Birthday if it’s your birthday this week! If you’ve turned 100, 75, 50, 25 or five this week or last week (or will next week) … Happy Birthday! Not to be exclusive, if you have a birthday year that fits within anyone of those dates in …

Antiques and art as Christmas collectibles

ANTIQUES DEALERS AND ART DEALERS KNOW HOW TO TEMPT THE TASTE BUDS WHEN THE CLIMATE FOR CHRISTMAS COMFORT ARRIVES. Antique dealers and art dealers usually have a roaring trade in the lead-up to the Christmas calendar. Sweet bon-bons, Christmas tinsel, pewter goblets full of red wine, champagne glass with sparkling, bubbling liquid come to mind. …

Smoking ban: good for your health.

SMOKING BANS ARE NOW COMMON IN PUBLIC PLACES AROUND THE WORLD, THANKFULLY. A smoking ban in force means there are many opportunities to improve your health within a decade. For example, ten years on after the introduction of the smoking ban in England, Andrew Russell of Durham University posts eight (8) things that the smoking ban has …

Hack Attack’s investigative journalist at University of Canberra

AN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST’S EXPOSE INTO THE PHONE HACKING SCANDAL IN THE UNITED KINGDOM IN 2011. On 28 May 2015 Nick Davies revealed his story of an investigative journalist’s quest in search for the truth while in conversation with Matthew Ricketson, Professor of Journalism at the University of Canberra. Nick Davies’ book Hack Attack (2014) tells the …

Media hush on ANZAC Day in Dunedin

THE MEDIA WAS QUIET ON ANZAC DAY (25 APRIL 2015) IN DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND OBSERVING PEACE, FRATERNITY AND DIGNITY.  The media coverage of ANZAC Day in Dunedin was more television footage than column inches this year. Although many New Zealanders and Australians travelled to Wellington on the North Island, New Zealand to be part of the large observance, locals …

A corporate event, Porsches and religion do mix

THE SISTINE CHAPEL HIRED FOR CORPORATE EVENT If you intend to hold a charity fund raising event this year, why not take a leaf out of the Vatican’s book? It would seem that holding a corporate event at a famous location will attract wealthy paying guests even if not held at a celebratory time of year. Shortly …