Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. The chairman and managing director of Kodak, who also doubles as the firm’sHR director, is the 500th member to join Personnel Today’s HR Directors’ Club. Peter Blackwell worked his way to the top after joining Kodak in 1970straight from university. After a varied management career spent working indifferent parts of the business, including marketing, sales and manufacturing,he was appointed Kodak’s HR director for the UK in May 2001. He was then appointed to the role of UK chairman and MD in July the sameyear. The HR Directors’ Club, which is free to join for director-level HRprofessionals, is designed to provide business inspiration and networkingopportunities via a series of high-profile breakfast briefings and a dedicatedwebsite. The site gives members free access to speakers’ notes, editorialcomment, an events diary and a notice board that provides a point of contactbetween members. www.hrdirectorsclub.com Kodak MD put in the picture at HR Directors’ clubOn 22 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today
Tragic suicide mum Lorraine Gallagher said she is determined to make the best of this Christmas for her two boys.The late Erin and Shannon GallagherThe Ballybofey woman couldn’t bring herself to enjoy the festive season last year after the tragic loss of daughters Erin, 13 and Shannon, 15.Erin took her own life in October, 2012 amidst claims that she was being bullied online while Shannon ended her life just six weeks later. Lorraine, 37, said both girls just adored Christmas but she could not bring herself to celebrate it last year.“Everything was just too raw and emotional for me. Christmas was the last thing on my mind to be honest.“The girls, like all girls their age, absolutely loved Christmas and the house would have been so busy with all the coming and goings.“But it was a very quiet Christmas. We did a few bits and pieces for Sean James (her son) but it was just a token gesture,” she said. This year has brought it’s own different kind of joy for Lorraine with the birth of her second son Lennon in July.With two boys now in her Ballybofey home, Lorraine says she will try and make it a special Christmas and a real family occasion.“It will be difficult and the girls will be there in everything we do but I think we have to try and have an ordinary as Christmas as possible.“It’s only fair to the boys.“My doctor told me that I cannot live for the dead but I have to live for the living and I am trying so hard to do that. “We will remember Erin and Shannon in our own special way at Christmas but we also have to make it as special for the boys as well,” she said.Lorraine said she will also visit the girls’ graves at Christmas.“We get to the graves as often as we can and we will do so again at Christmas.“Erin and Shannon will be with us at Christmas. It was such a special time of year for us. “They doted on Sean James and I know they would have been exactly the same with Lennon.“I know they would have wanted the boys to have a special time at Christmas and we will try to that for them – to honour their memory,” said Lorraine.LORRAINE PLANS A HAPPY CHRISTMAS IN MEMORY OF HER TRAGIC GIRLS was last modified: December 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CHristmasErin GallagherLOrraine Gallaghershannon gallagher
A fly eye made the cover of Science this week.1 It’s not that the compound eye is interesting to entomologists; MSNBC News picked up on the real message: “Animal eyes inspire new technology – Researchers learn optics lessons from biology.” The cover story is about biomimetics, or reverse-engineering nature. Scientists are looking for ways to imitate the energy-efficient, densely-packed, space-saving technologies exhibited in animal eyes to improve artificial sensors, microscopes and cameras. The authors of the cover story explained their mission:Observing systems in nature has inspired humans to create technological tools that allow us to better understand and imitate biology. Biomimetics, in particular, owes much of its current development to advances in materials science and creative optical system designs. New investigational tools, such as those for microscopic imaging and chemical analyses, have added to our understanding of biological optics. Biologically inspired optical science has become the emerging topic among researchers and scientists.From the ten kinds of visual systems featured among living animals, scientists will have to start easy. They won’t attempt to model the complex retinal eyes of mammals or cephalopods, but will start with the prism-like compound eyes of insects. In the article, the eyes of various animals are described, as well as properties of our own human variety. Lobster eyes might help us build better X-ray telescopes. Brittlestars might help us focus light with liquids. Beetles might help us build better infrared sensors. The possibilities seem endless; improvements in cameras and sensing devices are just some examples of benefits to be gained from searching “nature’s wisdom.” The authors conclude that the time is ripe for a creative synergy between man and beast:Imitating nature is a complex endeavor, and a blind biomimetic approach is not the best methodology. Instead, molecular-level studies of the biological development of natural vision systems are key. For example, current infrared sensors can distinguish more than what human eyes can see, but they require a sophisticated cooling system to work. Somehow, insects have this same ability without the limitation of temperature control. This is but one example of how it is primarily nature’s designs that are superior to man-made equivalents. However, if we are able to decode the designs, then the combination of our creativity in materials and nature’s wisdom is [a] synergistic one with incredible potential.In another article in the same issue,2 George Mayer (U of Washington) discussed efforts to mimic the rigid composite materials found in molluscs and sponges. The biological materials are enviable because of their viscoelastic properties, ability to resist the propagation of cracks, and ability to sustain loads without strain. Mimicking those properties are challenging enough, but living systems have abilities far more interesting. Mayer ended: “Of immense significance, too, are features that have been observed, but researchers have thus far been unable to replicate in synthetic systems, such as the ability for self-repair and the exceptional tenacity at interfaces.”1Luke P. Lee and Robert Szema, “Inspirations from Biological Optics for Advanced Photonic Systems,” Science, 18 November 2005: Vol. 310. no. 5751, pp. 1148 – 1150; DOI: 10.1126/science.1115248.2George Mayer, “Rigid Biological Systems as Models for Synthetic Composites,” Science, 18 November 2005: Vol. 310. no. 5751, pp. 1144 – 1147, DOI: 10.1126/science.1116994.There was no mention of evolution in thess papers; not even of natural selection, Darwin, or millions of years. Who needs it? This is the cutting-edge of science and technology for the 21st century: a design-inspired approach to science that not only will bring exciting new benefits to society but will help us “understand and imitate biology.” This is exactly the kind of “methodological engineering” that William Dembski predicted in The Design Revolution (IVP, 2004, p. 312) would show that ID has the power to generate fruitful research. If you are a tired Darwinist reading this, here is your way out. Kick the Charlie habit and get in on the leading edge of biomimetics. No more need for storytelling or fantasizing – just real-world research with “incredible potential” – and it looks incredibly fun, too. It will push technology to the limit. Field biologists can still go out and collect species for study, but now with a new vision instead of force-fitting everything into imaginary phylogenetic trees. Lab technicians can devise new ways to measure and study phenomena. Profs and grad students can stay gainfully busy. It’s the cure for overspecialization: think of the new interdisciplinary labs that could be built (10/29/2005). Dollars and research papers will flow. The government would love to fund this kind of research. If you can propose spin-offs for the military, antiterrorism, medicine, or “green” technology, your future is secure. It will take the pressure off the origins battle. Politicians, theologians, teachers and the public will love you for it. It’s a complete win-win situation for science and for humankind, while old worries about Darwinism, like dead autumn leaves, will simply drop off and wither away for historians to sweep up.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
What the Bible calls wickedness, evolutionary ‘science’ calls normal: good, even. Have some secular scientists become the new priests of Baal?Marriage Wreckers“Married LGBT older adults are healthier, happier than singles, study finds,” writes Kim Eckart (Medical Xpress). This is overtly anti-Biblical. God established marriage between a man and a woman, and Jesus Christ confirmed the Genesis standard. Why would a ‘science’ site even say such a thing? The happiness and health of sinners is not the issue. Undoubtedly, the participants at Baal worship festivals in the Old Testament had tons of fun! How far would Eckart go in justifying what the Bible forbids? Would she claim that polygamists are healthy and happy? How about members of free-love sex communes? Don’t you think the visitors to the temple prostitutes at the Temple of Diana at Ephesus had more fun than the apostle Paul, who suffered many things for his efforts to teach them about the true God? Don’t you think they were healthier and happier?Statements like Eckart’s are not morally neutral. She is not like a passive observer, recording data points off a machine. Her headline equating LGBT relationships to happiness has moral implications. It’s a backhanded endorsement of what the Bible calls sinful. She could argue that she’s just reporting results of a ‘study’ from the University of Washington. But she certainly has some control over what to report, and how to report it. By rationalizing homosexual marriage, she is an accomplice to the ‘study’ (whatever that means; we recall a ‘study’ that turned out to be fraudulent—see 12/12/14). Eckart’s whole report is filled with glowing praise for all the good that’s coming from gay marriage, something civilizations for millennia have considered perverted, or not even marriage at all.Language WreckersPsychologist Richard Stephens (Keele University) wrote his headline to get attention: “Swearing can help you boost your physical performance,” he writes on The Conversation. There was a time not long ago when swearing, though common, was frowned upon. The Bible certainly condemns blasphemy; Jesus, James and Solomon urged people to just let their yes be yes, and their no be no. Not Stephens. He sanctifies swearing as a means to live long and prosper, taking advice from a friend (evolution-based advice, of course) about how to endure difficult uphill bicycle routes:He told me that one strategy that evolved spontaneously during these difficult moments was swearing loudly. But could it really be that shouting profanities in any way helped him get up that hill? If so, why? As a psychologist interested in understanding swearing I decided to find out.My research has previously shown that swearing helps people to better tolerate pain, apparently because swearing triggers the body’s acute stress response. Indeed, this research demonstrate that repeating a swear word during an ice water challenge produces an increase in heart rate, consistent with an aroused autonomic nervous system as seen during moments of acute stress.There are at least two problems with this hypothesis. One is the omission of other, more righteous ways of tolerating pain, suggesting that swearing is the only way, or the best way. The other is that it is a just-so story. Stephens has no way to link swearing to a genetic mutation that was acted on by natural selection at some unknown time in prehistory.What our new studies do show, without explaining it, is that repeating a swear word enables higher degrees of physical exertion compared with repeating a non-swear word. So, at least for now, it seems that science was indeed on the side of my friend Mark during his difficult times in the Pyrenees.Based on that supposition, let’s add a third problem: such a silly notion that justifies shouting out names of God or Jesus, or mixing in any variety of four-letter words, does not deserve to be sanctified as ‘science.’Character WreckersIn “A matter of principle, not good deeds,” an article on Science Daily talks freely about morality and character. There’s no mention of evolution. This might lead one to suspect that the article is defending character as “a matter of principle.” Read further, and you find the undermining statement by Clayton Critcher, another evolutionary psychologist:It’s an adaptive optimism — one that encourages us to operate on enough faith that we can at least learn whether they are worthy of a social investment — until they prove us wrong.Those familiar with evolutionary game theory recognize the angle. Evolution taught us how to play games for our own survival. Evolution taught us who to trust. This has nothing to do with principle. It has nothing to do with truth, morality, and virtue, but only what one human mammal perceives to be trustworthy in another human mammal. To an evolutionary psychologist, morality is whatever works to pass on your genes.Cooperation WreckersIsn’t this paper in PNAS about improving cooperation? “Optimal incentives for collective intelligence” is the title of a paper by social scientists in England and Switzerland. Look how innocent their Significance statement reads:Diversity of information and expertise among group members has been identified as a crucial ingredient of collective intelligence. However, many factors tend to reduce the diversity of groups, such as herding, groupthink, and conformity. We show why the individual incentives in financial and prediction markets and the scientific community reduce diversity of information and how these incentives can be changed to improve the accuracy of collective forecasting. Our results, therefore, suggest ways to improve the poor performance of collective forecasting seen in recent political events and how to change career rewards to make scientific research more successful.Any righteous person would wish to accomplish these objectives. So what’s wrong? Once again, we see them tying strategic success to evolution. “Through an evolutionary game-theoretic model of collective prediction, we investigate the role that incentives may play in maintaining useful diversity,” they say in the opening paragraph. Later, they say, “Here, we analyze an evolutionary game-theoretic model of collective intelligence among unrelated agents motivated by individual rewards.”If it’s evolutionary, and if it’s just a game, it’s not really about cooperation. It’s about nudging. It’s about manipulation using incentives and rewards. An evil dictator could take such Pavlovian notions of psycho-politics to control his subjects. Perhaps that is better than torture, but it is still manipulation; it does nothing to encourage the human value of cooperation as a true moral good, a matter of personal ethical choice. If you cooperate because you have been psychologically nudged, you have not really cooperated.Once again, we take this occasion to promote Jerry Bergman’s book How Darwinism Corrodes Morality. Look at the track record of Darwin’s dangerous idea. Its poisonous effects permeated almost every area of culture. It’s like 1984, but real. Leaders and ‘intellectuals’ took Darwin’s amoral, mindless ‘law’ of survival as the highest good and ran with it. Millions died. The poison must be neutralized before even greater evils arise.(Visited 520 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
The 6th SA Premier Business Awards preparations are underway and the call for entry is open till the 22nd February 2019.Brand South Africa’s recipient of the Play Your Part award 2018 was Clover Mama Afrika whose emphasis was on the spirit of Ubuntu, reflects on the journey since winning the award.The story of Clover Mama Afrika;The Clover Mama Afrika project was founded on the ancient wisdom of Ubuntu. A uniquely African school of thought, where there is a clear understanding that the true meaning of life lies in the community ties that bind us: “I am because you are.” But Ubuntu is more than that; it is the sharing of natural resources, built on the principle of equity between generations. It is empathy and compassion for others and a mutual respect for human dignity. It is knowing that we belong to a greater whole, creating an interconnected world of mutual support.By uplifting our Clover Mama Afrikas through skills development training, they share their knowledge with their communities, and we are proud to be a part of this transformation.Brand South Africa recently spoke to Prof Elain Vlok, Manager: Corporate Services for Clover Mama Afrika.Q: How has business been since winning the Play your Part award at the SA Premier Business Awards?A: The recognition that we get when winning a prestigious award is always a good feeling. It inspires us to do more and it benefits all concerned, in our case the Clover Mamas that we support. The award also gave us more exposure which has led to individuals wanting to get more involved with the project.Q: What has been the biggest highlight for the company?A: We appointed a new Clover Mama Afrika in the latter part of 2018. Mama Gail Koeberg in Magaliesburg who has already been given a fully equipped bakery and has received the necessary training.Q: How has Clover Mama continued playing its part?A: Clover Mama Afrika continues to grow from strength to strength. Each Clover Mama Afrika is dedicated in efforts to alleviate poverty within her respective communitiesQ: What plans are in line for the year ahead?A: We have a full calendar for 2019 with no less than 23 skills training sessions, from sewing to cooking, baking, quilting and mosaic courses. We will also be doing on-site training.Q: What’s your advice to other organisations out there in helping to make things better for South AfricaA: No company should turn a blind eye to helping those in need – we are definitely not saying that you need to keep handing out without expecting anything in return. Companies must teach each other to stand on their own two feet. No need for free handouts. Our Clover Mama Afrikas have become a strong voice in teaching people that they can do it for themselves. They stand united in being the change they want to see for our beautiful country.Brand South Africa commends active citizens such as Clover Mama Afrika for playing their part and encourages every South African citizen to take a stand and reinforce the spirit of ubuntu.For more information on the South African Premier Business Awards, rules and entry forms, go to www.sapremierbusinessawards.co.za or call 0861 843 384. Hand delivered entries will close at 15:30pm on Friday, 22 February 2019 and Online Entries will close at midnight on Friday, 22 February 2019, no late entries will be accepted.
Related Posts frederic lardinois The fact that there is no social Google Reader gadget for iGoogle so far also feels like a missed opportunity. While the Google Reader team has been adding more social features to its product, a stronger integration with iGoogle would really take this to the next level. We can only hope that an enterprising gadget developer will soon create this link between iGoogle and Google Reader.Lots of PotentialOverall, we get the feeling that these social gadgets have a lot of potential, but it will take some work from third-party developers to really make the most out of this opportunity. The 18 social gadgets Google released today definitely make iGoogle a more attractive start page and it will be interesting to see what gadgets developers will come up with. Google itself, however, still has to work on creating a more integrated experience. iGoogle as Google’s Social Hub?On the surface, this doesn’t seem like a major announcement. However, while Google is slowly building out its repertoire of services that leverage the OpenSocial platform, the company never really tied all of these services together. With this announcement, though, it looks like iGoogle could become the central hub for social activities on Google’s ecosystem. After all, iGoogle already knows who your friends are because it can tap into your Google Contacts, where you can manage your friends by adding them to the “Friends” group. Keeping Up With Your FriendsiGoogle currently offers two interesting ways to keep up with your friends’ activity: a timeline and an ‘updates’ feed. The timeline even allows users to post Facebook-like status updates. The good thing about the update stream is that users can see their friends’ activity on iGoogle, even if they don’t have a specific gadget installed themselves.Social GadgetsThe current crop of gadgets is interesting in its own right. The ToDo gadget, for example, allows you to share a list of chores with your family members. Electronic Arts developed a nice version of Scrabble for iGoogle and the NPR gadget allows you to share news stories with your friends. Another outstanding gadget is the YouTube gadget, which allows you to easily share interesting video clips with your friends. The problem here, though, is that the gadget doesn’t directly tie in to your activity on YouTube itself. When you share something on the actual YouTube website, it doesn’t automatically appear in your iGoogle gadget. This seems like a missed opportunity and exemplifies the problems Google still faces as it tries to centralize its users’ social activities across the large variety of services it offers. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Google just rolled out 18 social gadgets for its iGoogle start page. These social gadgets turn iGoogle into a far more interactive and social experience, as users can now play casual games with other iGoogle users and share videos and to-do lists right from the iGoogle homepage. As Google’s Marissa Mayer and Rose Yao, iGoogle’s product manager, told us yesterday, while the first incarnation of iGoogle was about connecting people with information, the service will now also focus on connecting people to each other.These new social gadgets already launched in Australia earlier this month, so this announcement doesn’t come as too much of a surprise, though the U.S. launch also brings a number of new U.S.-centric gadgets to iGoogle from organizations like NPR, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times.All iGoogle users in the U.S. will get access to these gadgets over the course of this week and Google plans to expand the reach of these social gadgets beyond the U.S. and Australia in the near future.
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market As you can see, Google may find accounts of yours from around the Internet and suggest that you connect them. If you don’t want to, however, you can make sure that the account is not publically connected. So, Is This Part of ‘Google Me’?If the so-called “Google Me” is simply a social layer, then we’d have to say that this qualifies. Search Engine Land had an article this week about a report that found that Google Search personalization wasn’t arriving at the expected results. That is, Google’s personalized search wasn’t acting based solely on previous search history and interests, it wasn’t “subtle” as the company has promised, and it wasn’t surfacing the long-tail results one might expect.This, however, is personalization taken to another level. This is personalization in the form of looking at who you know, who you’re connected to on various social networks, and ranking content according to who created it and who shared it. We were told that Google will even go a step further and look at content shared by friends of friends.“All the content in Social Search comes from publicly available websites,” explained a Google spokesperson. “For example, you can find content from a friend if that friend has created a Google profile and chosen to link publicly to other websites, such as Twitter or Flickr. You can also find content from public Picasa Web albums, public Buzz posts, and your own Reader feeds.”Your friends don’t have to even have a Google profile for their content to show up in your search. If you’re friends with them on Twitter and you connect your Twitter account, you can see what they share on Twitter in your search results.Beyond the increased depth of these social results and how they’re displayed, there’s actually not much here that Google is doing any different than it has for the past two years. But it doesn’t take much for a company like Google to have a big effect.As Cassidy pointed out to us at the end of our conversation, Google’s mission is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” A move to create another, stand-alone social network would seem like folly to some, especially with the company’s track record when it comes to social. This move, on the other hand, feels just right. Gather the information and use it as yet another signal on what is relevant to your search. “Currently, Google social search is based on content your friends create,” said Cassidy. “We’re expanding that to content your friends share.”Next, we have the updated control over what you share and display on your Google profile. Related Posts Tags:#Google#news#search#web mike melanson As you can see, the blog by Google’s Matt Cutts is amidst other search results, rather than quarantined at the bottom of the page. It’s a blog post that Cutts posted on his personal blog, which he links to on his Google profile. Next, you can see that search results will contain content that’s shared, not created, by members of our social circle. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Ever since last summer, the Internet has been awash in rumors of a Google social network. First, it was “Google Me” and later it was “Google +1”. Last September, however, Google CEO Eric Schmidt explained that the company wasn’t working on a stand-alone social network, but rather the interweaving of social elements. “”We’re trying to take Google’s core products and add a social component,” said Schmidt.Today, Google is doing just that. The company is updating its Social Search feature, which it first launched in 2009, and bringing a tighter, deeper integration of social connections to Google Search.We got a chance to chat with Mike Cassidy, Product Management Director for Search at Google, about the new product and he told us that today’s announcement comes in three distinct parts. First, social search results will no long sit idly by at the bottom of your search screen. Instead, they’ll be interwoven with other results and identified as social results. Second, these results will be pulled from a greater variety of sources, from social networks to blogs and shared content. Third, users will be given a greater level of control over what sites they link with their Google profile and whether or not they’re publically displayed on their page.Let’s take a look at what these integrations will look like. First, there’s the blending of social search results. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Creamline tests Adamson-Akari Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Miguel Beer clamped down hard on TNT KaTropa in the second half on Friday night to complete a rally from 15 points down and move within a win of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup title after a 111-102 triumph that highlighted the talent of a franchise working on building a modern-day dynasty.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Alex Cabagnot scored 12 points in the fourth period, Arwind Santos had 20 of 27 in the second half and the San Miguel defense held the Texters to just 41 points in the final two quarters at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“This game proves the saying that defense wins championships,” said San Miguel coach Leo Austria. “They worked together on defense. That’s the character of this team, the character that gave us our first championship together.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAfter allowing Ranidel de Ocampo 19 first-half points that powered the Texters to a 61-46 lead at the half, the Beermen held the many-time national team member scoreless in the final two periods while also making life hell for Jason Castro in the same stretch.San Miguel now has two chances to wrap this thing up and snap a 17-year title drought in this tournament—starting with Game 6 on Sunday. View comments MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But, more importantly, a title here puts the Beermen in line for a second Grand Slam.“This is not over yet,” Austria warned, even as TNT coach Nash Racela is looking at one key statistic that did them in.“We have to limit our turnovers,” Racela said after his charges committed 24 total blunders. “Again, the goal is to get to a Game 7. Our emotions cannot be dictated [by the result] of this game. We have to be focused on the next game.”ADVERTISEMENT
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Newcastle owner Ashley confident sale date can be metby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United owner Mike Ashley is growing confident of completing the club’s sale before the New Year.The Daily Star says the legal team at law firm Walker Morris, who are working on the sale with Peter Kenyon, have been told that all Christmas leave has been cancelled.It suggests that both parties have thrashed out a deal in principle and are now working on the finer details in readiness for a takeover within the next few weeks.Ashley has publicly stated he wants to sever his links with the club he’s owned for the past 11 years.And the buyers too are keen to get their feet under the table as soon as possible.That is music to the ears of Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez, who knows his January spending plans could depend on the sale of the club. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say