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At The Coalface

Author : Catherine Paton Black
ISBN : 9780755363261
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Growing up in a mining family, Cath's husband Doug promised his father he wouldn't follow in his dangerous footsteps. But after struggling with terrible poverty in 1970s Scotland, Doug decided a pit job would provide his wife and young family much needed security, despite extraordinary risks to life and limb. Every day, Cath kissed her husband goodbye, not knowing if she'd see him again as he went to work at the coalface. And while her husband toiled deep below, the mother-of-five put her cooking and cleaning skills to use in the colliery canteen. In good times and bad, the miner's wives pulled together as much as their men underground. Then Thatcher swept to power and suddenly loyalties were tested and a fight for survival of a different kind ensued. One for their very existence.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

At The Coalface

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ISBN : OCLC:1088715570
Genre : Coal mines and mining
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Category: Coal mines and mining

At The Coalface

Author : J. Anthony Gaughan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029597429
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Fr. J. Anthony Gaughan has experienced many aspects of life in the Archdiocese of Dublin during the past fifty years. His recollections provide an insight into the lives and work of Dublin priests during the period. Of particular interest are his shrewd, amusing and kindly, even critical, sketches of colleagues and others which will bring a smile to many a face. In addition to memories of parishes where he served as curate and parish priest, Fr. Gaughan also recounts what it was like to be a clerical student in the 1950s when vocations to the priesthood were plentiful. In concluding his account of fifty years of clerical life, Fr. Gaughan writes: 'For my part I have always found the priesthood very challenging, but also rewarding beyond all my expectations.'
Category: Biography & Autobiography

At The Coalface

Author : Susan Tolmay
ISBN : 0986988073
Genre : Local government
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Category: Local government

At The Coalface

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ISBN : 0949197572
Genre : Elders (Church officers)
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Category: Elders (Church officers)

Back At The Coalface

Author : Fred Moore
ISBN : 0980326400
Genre : Coal miners
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Category: Coal miners

Corporate Governance In The 21st Century

Author : Luke Nottage
ISBN : 9781848445116
Genre : Business & Economics
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Corporate Governance in the 21st Century is a very useful addition to the literature on corporate governance in Japan. It is worth reading simply because it updates many of the ongoing issues such as adoptions of takeover defenses, appointments of independent directors, and increases in foreign direct investment. It is also useful because it examines corporate governance from the perspectives of business as well as law. Furthermore, it provides the beginnings of a framework through which to understand the process of gradual transformation. Christina L. Ahmadjian, Journal of Japanese Studies An invaluable set of resources for everyone with an interest in corporate governance in Japan. Covering both basic information and recent developments, the collection provides readers with an excellent survey of the complexity of modern corporate governance and its legal setting. . . in Japan. Hideki Kanda, University of Tokyo, Japan The essays in this collection approach Japanese corporate governance in the 2000s from a variety of novel perspectives novel in terms of subject matter, methodology, and points of comparison. The result is a comprehensive portrait of the current dynamics of change and stasis in the institutional environment for Japanese firms. Curtis Milhaupt, Columbia Law School, US The lost decade of economic stagnation in Japan during the 1990s has become a found decade for regulatory and institutional reform. Nowhere is this more evident than in corporate law. In 2005, for example, a spate of reforms to the Commercial Code culminated in the new Company Act, a statute promising greater organisational flexibility and shareholder empowerment for Japanese corporations competing in a more globalised economy. But does this new law herald a more Americanised system of corporate governance? Has Japan embraced shareholder primacy over its traditional loyalty to other key stakeholders such as main banks , core employees, and partners within diffuse corporate (keiretsu) groups? This book argues that a more complex gradual transformation is unfolding in Japan a process evident in many other post-industrial economies. The book brings together contributions from academics and practitioners from Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. It includes chapters on comparative corporate governance theory and methodology, lifelong employment, the main bank system, board structures, and governance issues in small and medium-sized enterprises. The procedural, substantive and FDI policy dimensions of takeover law and practice are discussed, as well as empirical changes to corporate governance practices in large, publicly listed companies during the past twenty years. The authors rich mix of national, disciplinary and professional backgrounds allows for a broad comparative perspective on developments in Japanese corporate governance. The book will be of great interest to scholars and students of law, business, political economy and Japanese studies, and will also appeal to corporate lawyers and policymakers.
Category: Business & Economics

Just Here Doctor

Author : Robert Clifford
ISBN : 9780751557145
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Just Here, Doctor is the true story of a young country doctor and his patients - a richly entertaining and humorous chronicle of the life of a small West Country community as seen through the eyes of its G.P. Dr Clifford has some marvellous stories to tell: about the home delivery of a cricket fan's baby - in between overs of a televised Test Match; of the time he rode off on a gigantic horse to attend a hunting casualty - and rode back in an ambulance as the casualty; and the amazing saga of his student rugby tour of France - the craziest, most drunken ever undertaken. Here too, on the more serious side, are moving accounts of the courage of ordinary people in the face of serious, even fatal illness. Teeming with colourful and curious places and characters, Just Here, Doctor is packed with comedy, drama and tragedy, every bit as warm and enthralling as James Herriot's famous stories of a vet's life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Tracing Your Coalmining Ancestors

Author : Brian Elliott
ISBN : 9781473834651
Genre : Reference
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In the 1920s there were over a million coalminers working in over 3000 collieries across Great Britain, and the industry was one of the most important and powerful in British history. It dominated the lives of generations of individuals, their families and communities, and its legacy is still with us today many of us have a coalmining ancestor. Yet family historians often have problems in researching their mining forebears. Locating the relevant records, finding the sites of the pits, and understanding the work involved and its historical background can be perplexing. That is why Brian Elliott's concise, authoritative and practical handbook will be so useful, for it guides researchers through these obstacles and opens up the broad range of sources they can go to in order to get a vivid insight into the lives and experiences of coalminers in the past. His overview of the coalmining history and the case studies and research tips he provides will make his book rewarding reading for anyone looking for a general introduction to this major aspect of Britain's industrial heritage. His directory of regional and national sources and his commentary on them will make this guide an essential tool for family historians searching for an ancestor who worked in coalmining underground, on the pit top or just lived in a mining community.As featured in Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine and the Barnsley Chronicle.
Category: Reference

Flaghopping And Other Poems

Author : Michael Pattwell
ISBN : 9781496998125
Genre : Poetry
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“The late Bryan McMahon in his short story, “The Crossing”, said, through one of his characters, that writing is “a compulsive venting of the fermenting cask of my passion”. I have always admired McMahon anyway but I have never found anything that so expertly defines ‘writing’. Many of my poems in this book were written at times in my life over the last twenty years when my head was literally exploding with feelings of one kind or another, from intense love through to dejection and near despair. If the person who casually takes up this book takes the time to read the poems within I think this will become very obvious. Starting with my Inis Meáin poems right through to poems about family and relationships at the end of the book I am only too well aware that I have probably exposed more of myself than many would care to do. I think I have a reputation for direct, no nonsense, plain talking and I believe I have done that in this, my first, collection. One thing that I hope does come through is my huge love and admiration for my late wife, Mairéad, who passed away since these poems were first published, for my parents, now sadly deceased also and for all of my children and grandchildren.”
Category: Poetry