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Whisky and waves: the future of Scottish isle’s power?

Whisky and waves: the future of Scottish isle’s power?

Communities on the Isle of Islay are moving forward with plans for tidal energy and renewable fuels while maintaining age old methods of agriculture and whisky distilling. Everything seems to slow down on Islay – this southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides – also known as ‘The Queen of the Hebrides’. Drivers wave as you …

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Ground Control: achieving balance

Ground Control: achieving balance

Unsettled, unpredictable and downright unfriendly weather created challenges in landscape maintenance in 2012. To mitigate similar problems in 2013, here are some essential steps for ground renovation, disease prevention, and ongoing maintenance. (Originally published in The Landscaper magazine, February 2013) It all begins with soil analysis Soil analysis is recommended as the first step in …

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The Bonus Conundrum

The Bonus Conundrum

How to be fair and open in rewarding executive excellence (Originally posted on IRC Global Executive Search Partners blog) Executive pay packages are under increasing shareholder – and public – scrutiny. The original objective of the bonus system was to encourage excellent performance. However, as Rohan Carr (IRC Australia) pointed out in a recent blog: …

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The Welsh Charles Dickens…

The Welsh Charles Dickens…

“Better than ever!” was the verdict on the week-long Daniel Owen Festival, celebrating the life and work of the prominent author – often described as Wales’ answer to Charles Dickens. A highlight in Mold’s festival calendar, the event ended on October 22 after close to a thousand visitors enjoyed a week of activities based on …

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