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Micheal Martin podcast transcript

Hello my name is Thomas Lyster and I am here this evening with Micheal Martin, the leader of the Fianna Fail party. TL: Thank you so much for being willing to talk to me. MM: You are more than welcome. TL: Tell me how you got involved with politics in the first place? MM: It is a long story but during my student years in school, I was interested in current affairs and the teachers would raise issues that had been aired the night before on RTE current affairs programmes. My English teacher in
By thomas lyster
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Women in Business Panel

Dublin Business School hosted an excellent talk by four women in business, on 23rd October 2019. The fourth floor common room was crowded with students, some standing at the back, gaining valuable insights. Each of the speakers had taken unique and twisting paths to reach their current positions. Eadaoin Curtin told us of her journey towards owning her own photography studio. She lived abroad during the Celtic Tiger, then returned to work in architecture, living with her parents and caring for
By Clare O' Beara
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Employer and Employee

The difference between “employee ” and “employer” is of an letter “r”. If we count from alphabet “e” to alphabet “r” it takes like twelve alphabets to get to “r”. We can say that r is 13 times greater or powerful, so basically the boss is 13 times stronger than an employee. So an employee need to work his ass of to get 13 times stronger to be the employer. It’s silly but let’s see what I found. If we write the word “employee” we would have to go one iteration back to remove the last letter of
By Muhammad Taha
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5 Must-Watch Foreign Language Shows on Netflix

With many of us being forced into quarantine during the COVID-19 outbreak, Netflix is expected to be a popular tool for people to pass the time. I’ve written this listicle based on my recommendations on 5 non-English language shows on the platform you ought to take a look at. La Reina del Sur — The Queen of The South (Telemundo, 2011 — present) La Reina del Sur has been adapted for an English remake, but season 1 from 2011 and season 2 from 2019 of the original are available on Netflix. Produ
By Gursimran Hans
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Micheal Martin podcast transcript

0:02, Hello my name is Thomas Lyster and I am here this evening with Micheal Martin, the leader of the Fianna Fail party. 0:12, TL: Thank you so much for being willing to talk to me. 0:15, MM: You are more than welcome. 0:17, TL: Tell me how you got involved with politics in the first place? 0:22, MM: It is a long story but during my student years in school, I was interested in current affairs and the teachers would raise issues that had been aired the night before on RTE current affairs pro
By thomas lyster
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Simple ways you can start reducing your plastic waste

In recent years, individuals have been looking to reduce their plastic waste to become more environmentally friendly. With many of us under quarantine due to the coronavirus crisis, why not focus on the way we can reduce our own waste to make a difference when life returns to normal? Plastic Free Hackney’s Daisy Hutchison told me: “It’s really easy to start and then it’s a question of commitment.” One of the tips Hutchison recommended is to always carry refillable bottles for water, which not o
By Gursimran Hans
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5 TV Shows based on real life events you must watch

April marks the 33rd anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Last year, HBO’s show reignited the public imagination of the incident. With many of us self-isolating here are five other shows based on real life, you must watch, and where to watch them. Seinfeld creator Larry David plays a fictionalised version of himself in this comedy. The show has plenty of big cameos.David gets himself into some rather awkward situations, due to his steadfast belief in his own morals. AVAILABLE ON: NOW TV The
By Gursimran Hans
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How Undercharging Your Work Is Keeping You Stuck

Some Common Reasons Why We Undercharge Our Work • I don’t have anything special to offer. • Others are so much better than me. • I don’t deserve to get paid that much. • I still have a lot to work on. • Other variations of I am not good enough. I was just like you. I thought there was nothing special about me. I was an ordinary poet, a part-time blogger, yeah, sometimes my work moved people, but that’s just normal. However, I was the only one who saw me like that. With every new project I took
By Sakshi Udavant
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Science’s battle to tackle plastic waste

Plastic waste is one of the major environmental challenges that activists have faced in recent years. I spoke to two specialists from Imperial College London about their research into tackling these issues. Plastic waste can take centuries to biodegrade. It can be washed into oceans, and be ingested by maritime species who mistake it for prey. They can also suffocate on plastic packaging. The world’s waterways are not the only place where the impact of plastic is dangerous. Plastic can also re
By Gursimran Hans
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Journalism 2.0: Assessing How the Internet Has Changed Journalism

Newspapers and print magazines have been providing the public with news for decades, with both words and pictures. Even before photography, newspapers had illustrations or drawings of events. Today, news are presented with more than one technique, which we call “multimedia”. “Media” is the plural of “medium”, which means the substance through which information is stored and transmitted. Paper, computer, radio, television etc. are all examples of media. In the context of journalism, we think of a
By Emma Vanggaard
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Film Review: The Intouchables (2011)

This French film is best described as an emotional rollercoaster and comedy-drama masterpiece. It is based on a true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo and his French-Algerian caretaker Abdel Sellou. The script was inspired by the documentary film À la vie, à la mort. The film shows that friendship goes beyond wealth, social status and physical disability. The main characters Philippe and Driss (François Cluzet and Omar Sy) meet when Philippe’s assistant, Magalie, are interviewing candidates to b
By Emma Vanggaard
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Coronavirus and sports cancellations: the effects.

The current Coronavirus outbreak has brought the world as we know it to a standstill as thousands of people are losing their lives due to the disease. This is no different with sport as all the major organisations have cancelled or postponed their respective sporting events. To name a few examples, the European Football championships have been deferred to 2021, the Aintree Grand National postponed for the year, Six Nations Rugby postponed to later in the year, likewise with the Masters Golf tour
By thomas lyster
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Why Your Mama Is Wrong About Having A Plan B

If you ever shared your big dream with a mentor or parent, they probably replied, “Make sure you have a Plan-B.” In other words, if your first career choice doesn’t work out, have an alternative one. Sure this sounds like good advice, but I’m going to tell you why it’s dream homicide. The Problem With Having A Plan-B Plan-B (in a traditional sense) is basically a plan to quit on your original dream if it runs into any trouble. I’m here to tell you if your dream is big enough, it’ll have troubl
By Diallo Crudup-Baker
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Coronavirus, Air Pollution and The Smoking Gun

The Coronavirus causing a pandemic is a killer all by itself. But I’ve traced the path of the deadliest outbreaks of Covid-19 and linked them to the heaviest rates of air pollution. China, northern Italy, Iran, Spain. Toxic air kills people: the European Environment Agency (EEA) tells us that nitrogen dioxide, mainly caused by transport emissions, is responsible for about 9,000 premature deaths annually in Spain. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says over 7 million premature deaths occur glob
By Clare O' Beara
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Favorite DuPage Small Businesses Open During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With Governor J.B. Pritzker having declared a “stay at home” order for the entire state of Illinois in light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, many small businesses are struggling to stay open or to find creative workarounds to function in this strange environment. That being said, not all local businesses have shut their doors. Here is a list of some of my favorite west suburban small businesses still open during this crisis that provide unique ways to promote social-distancing.
By Jacob Sutherland
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WeWork’s Spectacular Failure, Uber’s Disappointing IPO and the Implications for Softbank’s Big…

SoftBank is the world’s largest tech investor with massive investments in major tech companies like Uber, Didi, OYO, Bytedance, and Slack among others. But of late, SoftBank seems to be going through a rough patch. Headed by the visionary Masayoshi Son, SoftBank’s reputation as a super investor was cemented by Alibaba’s 2014 IPO. That IPO turned a $20 million investment made in 2000 into more than $60 billion, and their 29.4% stake is now worth over $125 billion. Since then, SoftBank has made
By Joshua Ogunjiofor
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The Story of Theranos

As the founder and CEO of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes received much praise and was named by Forbes as the youngest self-made female billionaire in history. Theranos claimed to be able to perform blood tests with a single drop of blood, a feat that had been previously deemed impossible. Holmes’ great grandfather, Dr Christian Rasmus Holmes, was known for establishing The University of Cincinnati’s Medical School and the Cincinnati General Hospital. But her innovative idea came from her summer int
By Joshua Ogunjiofor
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What Tesla’s Valuation-Based Compensation Plan Could Mean for Elon Musk

In January 2018, Tesla announced a proposed pay plan for Elon Musk pending approval from the board. According to the plan, “Elon will receive no guaranteed compensation of any kind — no salary, no cash bonuses, and no equity that vests by the passage of time. Instead, Elon’s only compensation will be a 100% at-risk performance award, which ensures that he will only be compensated if Tesla and all our shareholders do extraordinarily well”. By this plan, if Tesla hits 12 of 16 established operatio
By Joshua Ogunjiofor
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What is it like being a female tree surgeon?

A tree surgeon must be an interesting Job to have because if you love nature it is right up your own street. Many people’s favourite time of year for nature is Summertime, because everything from the plants to the trees with their greenery is in full bloom. In every country, being a tree surgeon is a male dominated profession. Nowadays, workplaces are trying to gender balance the two sexes in Jobs that were once perceived as being male only such as office workers in Business companies and being
By thomas lyster
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See How the Rohingya Crisis Led to Refugee Camp Overcrowding in Bangladesh

Kutupalong is one of two government-run refugee camps in the region of Cox’s Bazaar, located near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. According to the UN’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR), more than 600,000 people are living there today, in an area measuring 13 square kilometers, with limited infrastructure.
By Camila Luz
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How To Ditch Your Addiction In 5 Minutes

So you’ve got an addiction eh? Well, you’re not alone, according to the Surgeon General more than 21 million people suffer from some kind of substance dependency. But after reading this, you’ll no longer be counted in that statistic. Why Fighting Your Addiction Is A Waste Of Time I’m sure you’ve tried ending your bad habit by now, but it seems like no use. That’s because you’re battling the wrong enemy. Instead of slugging it out with your actual addiction, you have to aim for what the Nationa
By Diallo Crudup-Baker
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