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Editor picks for Whatâs on in London by Ratnesh Pandya
Check out the editors picks for Whatâs on in London this week. Our editors have selected the top events in London. London is packed with great things to see and do, whether that includes going to the cinema or watching a play at the theatre. This week the editors have selected the movie Submarine as the top film. Itâs a debut coming of age comedy from Richard Ayoade, which follows a 15-year old boy with two objectives: to lose his virginity to the girl of his dreams before his next birthday, and to stop his mother (Sally Hawkins) from leaving his father...In theatre weâve got: Flare Path. Itâs a new production of Terence Rattigan's play stars Sienna Miller, well known for dating Jude Law, and Sheridan Smith, who starred in the hit musical 'Legally Blonde'. The play is set in a hotel during World War Two, as Patricia (Miller) debates whether to tell her RAF pilot husband Teddy that she is still in love with her ex Peter (Purefoy).For more information about what's on in London, go to www.wozzon.com for more details.SubmarineFilmRichard Ayoade presents a debut comedy which follows a 15-year old boy with two objectives: to lose his virginity to the girl of his dreams before his next birthday, and to stop his mother (Sally Hawkins) from leaving his father and hooking up with a new age mystic (Paddy Considine).http://bit.ly/gkciVqFlare PathTheatreThis new production of Terence Rattigan's play stars Sienna Miller, well known for dating Jude Law, and Sheridan Smith, who starred in the hit musical 'Legally Blonde'. Male lead is taken by stage veteran James Purefoy. This play is being revived as part of Rattigan's centenary celebrations, and is being directed by Trevor Nunn, who has also directed hits such as 'Les Miserables', 'Cats', and 'Sunset Boulevard'. The play is set in a hotel during World War Two, as Patricia (Miller) debates whether to tell her RAF pilot husband Teddy that she is still in love with her ex Peter (Purefoy). Also at the hotel is Doris (Smith) whose Polish husband gets lost in an air raid and she struggles to come to terms with her true feelings too. This is one of Rattigan's most personal plays and the cast makes a great ensemble effort with it. http://bit.ly/gahkDA Oxford and Cambridge Boat RaceVarious EventsThe Boat Race has been an annual event between Cambridge and Oxford universities since 1856, however the first race happened in 1829 when Charles Merivale challenged his rival schoolfriend Charles Wordsworth to a boat race. The course covers over four miles and starts at Putney Bridge, ending near Chiswick Bridge. Cambridge has won the race on more ocassions, with 80 wins under their belts, and Oxford with only 75. However, it's always a close one and an unpredictable one which makes this race a great British institution. http://bit.ly/ikjKE6 Celebrities Stripped Bare: Neil Morrissey Various EventsActor and (reformed?) badboy - well, naughty boy - Neil Morrissey talks about all aspects of his very colourful life, from being on film sets with the likes of Laurence Olivier and Mel Gibson, to starring in Boon with Michael Elphick and, of course, his time with Martin Clunes, Caroline Quintin and Leslie Ash in the (still) hilarious Men Behaving Badly. And let us not forget Bob the Builder. Neil also promises to chat about life away from the stage and screen. Will he mention certain well-publicised affairs? And the tattoos? Probably - whatever it takes to pay back the 2.5m lost after investing in a string of hotels and pubs. He has promised to pay back his creditors in full. Can he fix it? http://bit.ly/gR89Mh Wales v EnglandVarious EventsAlthough Walesâs hopes of qualifying for Euro 2012 are all but extinguished, fans will relish the possibility of witnessing a major upset on Cardiff soil. Fabio Capello and his team of all-stars visit the Millennium Stadium as favourites, but with new Wales boss Gary Speed, new-found superstar Gareth Bale and a bloodthirsty home crowd, England should not rest on their laurels. http://bit.ly/hjaJbs Jimmy Carr: Laughter TherapyJoin Jimmy Carr for his ninth solo show. He tours the country with his sharp and eloquent gags that will leave you wincing but wanting more. Billed as âthe biggest face on televisionâ heâs now a staple of British comedy, thatâs also anchored a number of Channel 4 television shows, such as 8 Out of 10 Cats and the Big Fat Quiz of the Year. http://bit.ly/edJSNO Terry O'Neill: 50 Years At The TopTerry O'Neill is a photographer who is renowned for taking pictures of glamorous celebrities during the 1960s and 1970s. He has photographed such celebrties as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, plus members of royalty and politicians. Perhaps one of his best known portraits is of Faye Dunaway pictured the night after the Oscars with her award perched on the breakfast table, newspapers scattered around her, whilst she looks on into the distance. This shot hangs permanently in the National Portrait Gallery in London. This exhibition will be a mix of infamous snaps and some rare shots from O'Neill's collection.http://bit.ly/dXYfD6KisstoryClubsKisstory started life on the dance music radio station Kiss 100. The term is used to describe "classic anthems" and "tunes that stand the test of time." At this clubnight at indigO2, there will be performances from blasts from the past such as D:Ream playing their hit 'Things Can Only Get Better'. Shola Ama who rose to fame with the 1997 classic 'You Might Need Somebody' will also be performing, and Alison Limerick will be performing her 1990 hit 'Where Love Lives'. This clubnight is for those who still reminisce about the glory days of 1990s classic garage anthems. http://bit.ly/gwuf5W ElbowMusic It seems an age has passed since Elbow first set foot on stage together, almost 20 years ago. Their intensely personal, melancholic sound soon caught on, winning them a faithful cult following until they released their multi-award winning album, 'The Seldom Seen Kid' in 2008. Propelling the band firmly into the mainstream, the critically-acclaimed album managed to scoop the Mercury Music Prize, a Brit and two Ivor Novellos, with the soaring and euphoric âOne Day Like Thisâ becoming the ubiquitous backing music to everything from nature documentaries to the England 2018 World Cup bid. The bandâs latest offering âBuild a Rocket Boys!â is a vivid affair, combining string-driven elements with the intimacy of some of their more muted previous works. A world away from their humble beginnings, Elbowâs first UK arena tour will be a new stage in the bandâs career â but donât be fooled by the brass bands and glittery ticker tape thatâll accompany them on stage. Elbow have proved that commercial success is no barrier when it comes to keeping an audience firmly in the palm of your hands. http://bit.ly/h92qDgSpecial promotion: Win a Microsoft Xbox 360In partnership with the Science Museum to honour James Wattâs work, The Science Museum are giving you the chance to win the Microsoft Xbox 360, 250GB.James Watt and our World is a new permanent exhibition focusing on the engineer, James Watt is taking place at the Science Museum. James Watt was the mechanical engineer to be propelled to international fame and when he died in 1819, his workshop at his home near Birmingham, was locked and its contents left undisturbed as an âindustrial shrineâ. In 1924, the complete workshop, including its door, window, skylight, floorboards and 6,500 objects used or created by Watt, were removed and transported to the Science Museum. The workshop has previously been displayed at the Museum, but visitors never been invited inside until now. For your chance to win a Microsoft Xbox 360 250GB, please answer the following question: Which industrial technology is James Watt famous for revolutionizing? Answers should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, date of birth, postal address and contact telephone number.Competition closes at 17.00, 6th April, 2011. Winners will be chosen at random. Editor's decision is final. http://bit.ly/h64IQs
âThe Author Saysâ Check out the editors picks for Whatâs on in London this week. Our editors have selected the top events in London. London is packed with great things to see and do, whether that includes going to the cinema or watching a play at the theatre.
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How To Run A Successful Business: 3 Proven Tips To Succeed In Your Business by Mike Lee
Many aspiring entrepreneurs hardly break even, while others really know how to run a successful business. Whether you’re just starting out, or you find yourself stuck in a rut, this article will give you the much-needed advice to help you flourish in your business pursuits.
Below are some of the proven tips on how to run a successful business.
1) Give good service.
One of the most important things you have to remember is that service is everything. It can make or break your business.
I’ve seen enough proof of this to really stand by this advice. When a prospect comes in your store and is ignored by you or your people, chances are, he or she will not go back there a second time.
What’s even more heartbreaking is that the prospect will most probably tell his or her friends about the experience. Word-of-mouth is a powerful thing; so make it your ally, not your enemy.
Since you may not always be around, you have to train your staff to be courteous and polite to everybody. They have to assist everyone, even those who look like they’re not going to buy anything. They may not be ready to buy now, but they are more likely to return if you treat them well. This is one of the keys on how to run a successful business.
2) Take care of your employees.
Happy employees work more efficiently. While you can’t exactly be as generous as Oprah (who actually treated her staff and their families to a long cruise), you can be a bit more lenient in other ways.
For example, treat them like your friends. Give them the respect and attention they craze. Give them a raise if they deserve it. Allow them opportunities for growth. Treat them to exclusive perks like a 20% discount on all store items. Avoid favoritism because it only encourages rivalry, which is not always healthy in the work place.
3) Give customers more than they ask for.
Customers value experience. If you want to know how to run a successful business, this is the way to do it. When a client comes into your office hoping for a consultation, why not throw in a free cup of coffee while you’re at it? I know somebody who owns a medium-sized salon. In this salon, customers don’t only get their hair cut. They also get a nice head and shoulder massage for free.
These are very simple tips on how to run a successful business. Money is not always the issue here. Customer service and relations are what’s important above all.
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Gearing up for the World Cup, Ji-Sung Park fan site launches its online forum by Robert Brookes
The largest fan site of the famous South Korean footballer, Ji-Sung
Park, has launched an online forum to deal with its many thousand of daily
visitors- with the excitement of the World Cup building all the time-
at an alarming space. The South Korean football world is growing close
to a frenzy and their hopes rely on Ji-Sung Park even more
Already a hugely popular fan site (the no.1 site in Google, Yahoo and
MSN for any Park-related enquiry one could imagine)- with over 3,000
visitors per day, http://www.ji-sungpark.com has had to think of ways to
cater to the large percentage of its visitors who are from South Korea.
Apart from integrating an online South Korean translator, site owner
Robert Brookes is constantly thinking of new ways to keep his site
visitors. Recent additions and events have included: an online quiz for a
Ji-Sung Park t-shirt, a comprehensive article inventory and a preview of
the World Cup in Germany, focusing on South Korea, some uniquely design
Ji-Sung Park wallpapers available for free download, live video feeds
and perhaps most exciting of all- a charitable auction for a hand-signed
Ji-Sung Park no.13 Manchester United shirt.
But where could the site communicate and interact with its huge
following- being the only true and comprehensive presence of Ji-Sung Park
online? Simple: start up a forum. And that is exactly what site owner and
lifelong Man Utd. fan, Robert Brookes has done:
As Brookes says: 'I want our South Korean guests to feel welcome and
comfortable and not be inhibited by English that isn't perfect. Mine
isn't either!! The point is to chat about Park and his remarkable
achievements- not just in a footballing sense- but also in his attitude and life
story, one of courage, determination and single-mindedness against the
Ji-Sung Park himself is already talking up South Korea's chances at the
imminent World Cup in Germany this coming June. Quoted in the Korean
press recently, he said:
I am certain we can go even beyond the round of 16. We're all
determined to prove to the world that what happened in 2002 was not the product
of luck and home advantage."
The new forum at http://www.ji-sungpark.com/forum/ is taking bets....
But what of the player himself? So famous that he has had a road named
after him in his native town of Suwon and now playing for the most
famous club in the world....
Park bench? This was the nickname that was mooted for Ji-Sung Park when
he went to England and Manchester United last summer. Fans of the more
cynical persuasion -- and football fans are not known for lacking that
trait -- felt that the signing of the Korean was as much due to his
ability to sell shirts than what he could do on the field.
United's season is now nearly over and with the team on a great run,
finally putting some pressure on Chelsea, it seems a good time to look at
how the "new engine," as he has been named in the Korean media, is
doing in the northwest of England.
The verdict has to be pretty good. The 24-year-old should be satisfied
with his performance since the season started last August. A look at
the amount of playing time that the player has enjoyed suggests that Park
is a valuable part of the squad, but not yet an automatic starter.
Reporters talk of "first names that the coach writes on the team sheet"
and while Park isn't one of those at United- yet, that title doesn't
belong to many of his teammates either. Perhaps only goalkeeper Van Der
Sar, defenders Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand and striker Wayne Rooney
can be secure in the knowledge that unless they are being rested for a
forthcoming game, they will be starting on the pitch. Even the prolific
Ruud Van Nistelrooy discovered to his apparent amazement that he cannot
assume first team selection every match.
Park lies in between that select group and the backup players. He
always plays some part in the game but is never quite sure of how many
minutes he will spend sitting on the bench (one that is heated at United!)
or on the other, more active, side of the white line.
Out of the Red Devils first 34 games this season, the Korean star has
been available for selection for all but two, due to a knee injury. He
has seen action in 29 matches, a surprising statistic for those,
including Guus Hiddink, who said that his former protege would be wasting his
time at Old Trafford.
"Park will be a waste of time at Manchester," said the PSV coach when
"Ji," as he his known by his new teammates, signed for the two-time
"He will spend most of his time on the bench; it was not a wise
decision for him to go. The Brazilian midfielder Kleberson is a good example
for Park, he went to United and was a failure. Park should have stayed
with PSV for another year."
Those comments are beginning to sound less and less like the wisdom
Koreans expect to come from the Dutchman's mouth and more like sour grapes
as the season has progressed.
Although Park is not yet an automatic starter for the club, for those
who have followed his career there is an expectation of better to come.
After a slow start at PSV, his progression was almost meteoric. It is
now the United players whose can be heard singing the praises of their
hard-working teammate. And this most of all after his winning goal
against Arsenal recently!
Despite the language barrier, Park has demonstrated a wicked sense of
"I may not be as handsome as Beckham but I feel I could be just as good
as he is," he said last month. "I understand the pressure of coming to
Manchester United and the expectation of the fans over here. I want to
show my value to United in terms of my ability, not for some marketing
strategy in Asia."
He has already shown that he has more to offer than providing an "in"
to the Asian market. It remains to be seen if he can take the next step;
making himself an indispensable part of the Manchester United team and
rise again to such dizzy heights in this year's World Cup in Germany.
Perhaps this partly explains the unfathomable success of
http://www.ji-sungpark.com and it's new forum
Robert Brookes is a lifelong Manchester United fan and has created the
unofficial fan site, http://www.ji-sungpark.com and it's new forum
http://www.ji-sungpark.com/forum/ as a way of bridging the massive
support Manchester United receives in South East Asia into the online
English market. He also owns the top Man United blog,
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