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Travel & Places
by Torquay
5 years ago
The Home of a Giant Called Jock O Noth

Scotland is scattered with vitrified forts across is rugged rolling hills and steep mountain terrain. Come and explore what these forts are and how were they made?

History
by Torquay
5 years ago
Puzzles from the Ancient World

This article explores a number of the more unusal ancient mysteries from around the world. Did the Indians of South America use bulldozers to build their great cities? Did the ancient Egyptians invent television? Or are we in danger of seeing the past through modern eyes?

History
by Torquay
5 years ago
Airship Disasters - the R101 and Hindenburg

The airship industry is probably the only industry to die in modern times because of disasters, although it experienced only two, the R101 and the Hindenberg, which had a combined death-toll of less than 100. There have been much worse disasters, on land, at sea and in the air, but none has brought to such an abrupt halt the industry from which it evolved. Perhaps the seeds of disaster lay not in its flying machines, but in the industry itself, with its vulnerable technology resting upon politics.

History
by Torquay
5 years ago
The 1977 Tenerife Plane Crash

The year 1977 saw the world's worst airline disaster, claiming 582 souls. The chain of events on that day in March 27th were set in motion early on. But had one of those links been broken at any point, many lives could have been saved. Many lessons have been learned since then and many implemented to avoid it from ever occuring again.

Travel & Places
by Torquay
5 years ago
The Nile - A Symbol of Rebirth

The Nile, a symbol of rebirth and eternal life to the ancient Egyptians, has for untold centuries been the lifeblood of their country. The river and its banks appear from the air to be one long green ribbon of fertility snaking through the arid desert. This ribbon is Egypt:...

History
by Torquay
5 years ago
The Potomac Airliner Crash

At 4:01pm Air Florida Flight 90 struck the 14th Street Bridge over the Potomac River in Washington D.C. Within minutes over 70 people would perish in the icy cold waters, just yards away from help on snow covered banks of the city's emergency services.

History
by Torquay
5 years ago
The Lost City of Atlantis

An idyllic golden age, a vast continent lost beneath the deeps, a great imperial power swept away overnight by a cataclysmic disaster-the account of the rise and fall of Atlantis by the Greek philosopher Plato has haunted the Western imagination for more than two millennia.

Business & Money
by Torquay
5 years ago
Reinventing fire - fueling the change

Veteran green-energy pioneer Amory Lovins has a road map that businesses and governments the world over can use to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and generate significant savings, profits and growth.

Business & Money
by Torquay
5 years ago
Innovating from within

Businesses need to focus more on the link between innovation, organisational structure and culture, which are key drivers for any successful venture.

History
by Torquay
5 years ago
Avalon - the Grave of King Arthur?

A paradise where it was always spring and no one grew old. Where there was everlasting peace; and where no toil was needed because the land remained ever fruitful: this was Avalon. As well as resembling other mythical realms, such as Atlantis, where the inhabitants enjoyed a Golden...

Business & Money
by Torquay
5 years ago
Forbes Best Business Mistakes: How Today's Top Business Leaders Turned Missteps into Success

The latest addition to the library of business books is from author Bob Sellers with Forbes Best Business Mistakes: How Today's Top Business Leaders Turned Missteps into Success. Sellers' brings us a series of interviews from some of the world's top business leaders, with their stories designed to provide a practical in-site into how they learned from their mistakes and used this to move their careers forward.

Travel & Places
by Torquay
5 years ago
The Mystery of Ayers Rock (Uluru)

One of the largest and most famous monoliths in the world, Ayers Rock is a huge lump of arkose, a sandstone rich in feldspar, lying 200 miles southwest of Alice Springs at the centre of Australia. Its rounded and naturally furrowed cliffs, about 1,100 feet high and 5 miles in girth, are the more startling for rising sheer above the flat desert plain, which is dotted with mulga trees, spinifex grasses and desert oaks. But the revelation of the rock comes at dusk or dawn: the monolith seems to soak up the sunlight and, like a giant chameleon changing its colour, glows with the radiance of myriad rubies.

Business & Money
by Torquay
5 years ago
Externalities - Accounting for Social Costs

The traditional function of accounting in society has been the identification, measurement, analysis and communication of economic information to parties to enable informed and 'rational' resource allocation decisions (Hamilton, Garner, Black and Jackson, 1993). This traditional role of accounting is still essential to the operation of a modern society, however, society's views on how the planets limited resources are managed and the information required to account for this impact is changing (Chua, 1990).

History
by Torquay
5 years ago
Mount Ararat

In Eastern Turkey, near the border with Iran and Armenia, the clouds are pierced by a snow-topped mountain which soars 17,000 feet into the sky. Agri Dagi traditionally known as the Biblical Mount Ararat, rises suddenly from a dusty, rugged plain which emphasizes the mountain's elegant pyramidal form. Crowning this giant is the zone of perpetual snow "a cap of dazzling silver" which was, according to the Bible, the resting place of Noah's ark.

Business & Money
by Torquay
5 years ago
Believing in and Selling Yourself

This article sets out some basic ideas around our thinking in how we approach the dreaded job interview process. How we need to be a champion of ourselves first and believe in the product (ourselves) before trying to get anyone else to do the same.

Travel & Places
by Torquay
5 years ago
The Ruins of Delphi

More than 2,500 years ago, pilgrims from all over Greece and farther abroad used to make their way to the sacred site of Delphi in central Greece. They came to consult the most famous oracle of the ancient world - Delphi. But what happened to this most ancient and valued site?

Business & Money
by Torquay
5 years ago
5 Steps to Creating a Good Budget Plan

One of the best-kept secrets to financial freedom is excellent personal financial management. Begin this process by building a feasible easy-to-follow personal financial budget through a five step process.

Business & Money
by Torquay
5 years ago
Passive Income: Gateway to Financial Freedom

Tired of working for more than 8 hours a day? Concerned about your financial future? Like to know how to be more comfortable? Then know about passive income.

Business & Money
by Torquay
5 years ago
Payday Loans and the Trap You Can Get Yourself Into

Payday loans-you've probably seen them advertised by several small lending shops around your neighborhood. Your friend may have talked about them in one of your lunches and gushed about how "awesome" they are. You've also read them online when you're checking out options for possible loans. So you can't help but ask, "What are payday loans?"

Business & Money
by Torquay
5 years ago
A 5-step Plan to Getting Out of Debt

Debt, in general, isn't really bad. There is good debt and bad debt - you just have to know the difference. This article sets out a simple 5 step process to follow that will help you back on your financial feet and onto financial freedom.

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