Tag: Michael Walsh

Women And Children Last: The Infamous Sinking of La Bourgogne

The sinking of the French ocean liner SS La Bourgogne on the morning of 4 July 1898 was one of the most disgraceful of disasters in maritime history due to the cowardly and criminal behavior of the crew. Instead of the heroic sacrifice that has often been the shining moment in such a terrible tragedy, the crew of the steamer “fought like demons for the few lifeboats and rafts”, drawing out their knives and threatening passengers with it. Out went for a toss “Women and children first!”, famously established by the soldiers of the sinking Birkenhead, half a century earlier, and by the crew of the Titanic fourteen years later. Only one woman passenger from La Bourgogne was saved, and all children perished.

The Rise of the Sun Wheel

In the late 1970s, the then STAR newspaper described Michael Walsh as ‘Britain’s most dangerous man’. Unless one can identify with the mindset of a far-left journalist it is impossible to figure out why such an extreme expression.

COPYWRITING, TRANSLATIONS AND GHOST-WRITING

Professional writing services are not something many business owners use despite their importance to their shops, hotels, restaurants, their business. Fact: A single spelling mistake on a website’s home page will reduce sales by 50 per cent as it suggests professional sloppiness and possible fraud. 

WHAT RECESSION

When businesses fail it is easy to blame the recession or Covid-19.  In all but a few cases that argument doesn’t stack up.  Failure is more often due to complacency and miserable management.  Obliged by business appointments to occasionally visit a splendidly situated restaurant I disliked doing so as the service was excruciatingly bad. Is the owner under the illusion that a little Spanish sunshine is enough to compensate for bone idle offhand staff? Rival restaurants lacking such beautiful surroundings thrive. It is service, not the location that puts bums on seats.