It’s Saturday morning and the Newshour team is preparing for an in-depth look at university graduates struggling to find work. We’ve received some interesting comments. And we’re pleased that one of our distinguished guests today, the American entrepreneur Doug Hall, has joined the online discussion. He writes: “There has never been a better time to be an innovator – no matter what your career, degree or passion. Industry has never had so many challenges, coming so fast.” Are you a graduate still looking for work and do you agree with Mr Hall? Is the recession an opportunity to be seized? Continue reading ‘Curse of the Class of 2009..?’
Archive for May 22nd, 2009
One of the “darkest chapters” in Ireland’s history is how the Irish Deputy Prime Minister refers to the abuse of children in Catholic- run institutions.
Thousands of children were abused over 60 years according to a report which took 9 years to produce but will NOT be used for criminal prosecutions.
Continue reading ‘On-Air: Do you trust the Catholic church with the education of your children ?’
I’ve just taken a Royal Enfield motorbike for a test drive at their factory in Chennai. (writes Dan Isaacs of Newshour) -Fantastic. I’ve had a bit of a thing for them ever since I lived in India a year or two back. Nearly bought one but my wife put the khybosh on it. The ‘Bullet’ is a classic British bike from the 50s, still being produced in India today. Was it a Bullet Steve McQueen tried to make his get away on in the Great Escape?
Continue reading ‘On Your Bike…’
Would you quit your job for love? That’s exactly what this Texan Mayor has done after it emerged that he’d fallen in love with his gay partner, who also happens to be an illegal immigrant from Mexico. Now that’s quite a big deal for Texas says this blogger. Some, like this writer are clearly impressed with the politician’s honesty and commitment to love. Continue reading ‘Talking Points: 22 May’