THIS IS a tale of how a book, a piece of real literature, can change the way you look at things, make you appreciate the significance of an odd event in your own life for the first time. The question for the Toyota managers in Japan was whether the 'fighting minds' concept could be transferred to British workers.So far 265 Britons have been trained in Toyota city for the Derbyshire plant - 84 in 1991 and 181 this year. The Welsh defender, Kit Symons, was penalised for holding back the striker and the offence, 25 yards from goal, did not appear to carry the threat to Alan Knight that was to materialise so spectacularly.The full-back Neil Thompson let fly direct from the free-kick, the ball carried at some force over the defensive wall and over the goalkeeper, ricocheting off the underside of the bar before bouncing over the line.It was some time before Portsmouth could announce themselves as an attacking force, a force that had yielded 12 goals in the previous five games.They had been helped to those statistics by the return to form of the winger Mark Chamberlain. His second-wicket stand of 128 in 13 overs with Nigel Felton (61) saw Northamptonshire to 226 for 5 in a match reduced to 25 overs a side.. TRIBUTES piled high for Hywel Davies last night after news that he has quit riding. The retail property interests of Donald Gordon's insurance empire Transatlantic will float with a value of pounds 830m after a placing and open offer of 91 million shares at 230p. But Brian Jolly, chief executive, made clear his dissatisfaction with current valuation methods. Trafalgar House, owner of the Ritz, abandoned plans to sell it last year, after the Jardine Matheson group - which controls the Mandarin chain - took a 25 per cent stake A deal is likely to be concluded by the end of the week (Photograph omitted).
DARREN CLARKE kept his nerve yesterday to win his first European PGA Tour event, the Belgian Open at Knokke-le-Zoute. He will be at The Oval this week, combining media duties with net sessions fine-tuning his successors in the Australian attack. Yesterday's sale should have netted him in the region of pounds 10m.No inferences to be drawn, apparently. Not an easy act to follow.The BBC went to the trouble of importing American actors.
He was a quack.This is the kind of humiliation the converts must undergo This is what the defection means. Later, they seized essential components from the press that prints Finance, Society and other independent magazines. Entire families might be placed on the same loss-making syndicate.So far 2,145 underwriting members affected by the losses have launched a pounds 396m legal action against 67 companies at Lloyd's that looked after their interests. Before Hakkinen, Jean Alesi arrived with the look of one who'd been born to the podium. He asked for the sheet music, rehearsed with his band for half an hour and set about deconstructing a classic.