Engineer John Bradfield’s vision for Sydney extended beyond the Harbour Bridge and in many ways was ahead of its time. Not all of his ideas fired, but the NSW government is hoping that his century-old public transport plan could give the city a unique underground restaurant and bar scene in disused railway tunnels. St James Station – opposite David Jones on Elizabeth Street in the CBD – was built in the 1920s, and Bradfield’s original concept included a line from the Eastern Suburbs to the Northern Beaches and west to Balmain. Those plans were never realised. In true Sydney style, arguments over the routes scuttled the proposal (50 years later, a shorter line to the east finally arrived via a different route), and for 90 years the “ghost” platforms and tunnels at St James have mostly laid idle. They were used briefly as a pre-World War II mushroom farm before being used as an air raid shelter. More recently they’ve had a starring role in … [Read more...] about The NSW government is looking for ideas to turn disused Sydney rail tunnels into tourist attractions
Ready for some scary-good inspiration? Think about 'Halloween-izing' your products ahead of the holiday. Syed Balkhi Published 1:07 pm CDT, Monday, October 1, 2018 Photo: Tenkende | Getty Images Photo: Tenkende | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Tenkende | Getty Images 5 Fun Halloween Marketing Ideas for Your Small Business 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The spookiest time of year will soon be upon us, and consumers will soon be getting into the Halloween spirit. So, if your small business isn’t celebrating this festive holiday, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to connect with customers. Related: Even Basic Witches Will Want These 12 Halloween Meals and Deals Halloween is a … [Read more...] about 5 Fun Halloween Marketing Ideas for Your Small Business
Hello social entrepreneurs, scientists, activists, and change makers. We’re pleased to announce that Fast Company is now accepting entries for its third annual World Changing Ideas awards, which honor products, concepts, companies, policies, and designs that are pursuing innovation for good. This year, we’ve added six new categories to expand the range and number of projects we are able recognize: AI + Data: Projects that harness the power of data, machine learning, or artificial intelligence to understand the world and effect change. Creativity: Any creative project–photography, writing, visualization, film–that helps explain and publicize global problems and solutions. Experimental: Concepts, prototypes, and just-launched ideas that may not have clear impact but have the potential to change how we think about an issue. Education: Companies or initiatives that help inspire better and more equitable learning. Social Justice: Projects that … [Read more...] about Announcing Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas awards
By: Merryn Somerset Webb 01/10/2018 If there is one thing that absolutely everyone believes, it is that employee share ownership is a very good thing. Margaret Thatcher thought so. The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government agreed. In 2013 it pushed through its “shares for rights” scheme.Philip Hammond, the chancellor, thinks it is a good idea, too, and Michael Fallon, the former defence secretary, has been asked to look at ways to make it easier. And judging by his comments at the Labour party conference this week, shadow chancellor John McDonnell is also convinced of the merits of employees owning shares in the companies they work for. This unusual outbreak of cross-party consensus makes sense. An inquiry last year concluded that employee ownership increases workers’ sense of “fairness and happiness” and creates feelings of “motivation and wellbeing”. It works for employers too, “unlocking exceptional … [Read more...] about Employee share ownership is a good idea – but how to make it work?
PUBLISHED: 13:11 30 September 2018 Richard Cornwell An artist's impression of how part of the revamped gardens could look Picture: SUFFOLK COASTAL DISTRICT COUNCIL Archant Government cash is being sought for a new £1million project to regenerate one of the most popular areas of the resort’s seafront. Part of the souther part of Felixstowe seafront that would benefit from the £1million revamp Picture: RICHARD CORNWELLCommunity leaders and residents have been concerned for some time about how to smarten up the southern part of the resort – the area between the pier and Manning’s Amusement Park, known as the “fish and chip end” of the town.The promenade gardens along the stretch have few features except their attractive Edwardian shelters and this summer were plagued by rats.Now Suffolk Coastal District Council and Felixstowe Forward have drawn up plans for a facelift which would see the gardens transformed into a … [Read more...] about Exciting ideas could breathe new life into neglected ‘fish and chip end’ of Felixstowe