Judge for yourself: The speech with which I ‘antagonised’ the Eurogroup

Originally posted on Yanis Varoufakis:
One after the other, officials who took part in bringing Greece’s elected government to its knees last July are now coming out of the woodwork with claims that the reason for the six month stalemate between Athens and the Eurogroup in the first half of 2015 was… me. One finance minister…

Five-step Strategy for Student Success with Online Learning

Originally posted on Online Learning Insights:
Students that are enthusiastic about online learning cite numerous reasons for preferring the virtual format, yet it’s flexibility that is extolled most often – the ability to study and learn on ‘my time’. Ironically, it is this convenience factor that can cause some online students to procrastinate, or worse…

BBC Panorama Jeremy Corbyn: Labour’s Earthquake

As an Irishman living in America, I thought I would try to get a better understanding of Jeremy Corbyn ahead of this week’s Labour Party leadership election. I came across an episode of Panorama on YouTube and thought this would help me understand why there was such a controversy. At first, I dismissed the unusual … More BBC Panorama Jeremy Corbyn: Labour’s Earthquake

Data transparency in cycling: necessary, utopian, and a complete can of worms

Originally posted on Dr Burnley's Third Eye:
This year’s Tour de France is developing into a bit of a split race, being both exciting by stage and predictable by General Classification (GC).  This was most clearly demonstrated by the blistering performance of yesterday’s stage winner Steve Cummings of MTN-Qhubeka (the African team’s first stage…

The SCOTUS “I do” for all decision

The reaction to today’s historic Supreme Court decision that states cannot ban same-sex marriages echoed the scenes from Dublin last month. People hugged, kissed, laughed and cried tears of joy. The decision made people feel connected, loved, equal and safe. Contrast this with the reactions of those who would have preferred a different outcome if the court had ruled … More The SCOTUS “I do” for all decision