‘We’re not an oil company,” says Ben van Beurden from across the table. It is an affable, but pointed intervention typical of the man leading the FTSE 100’s highest-valued business. “I don’t want to be facetious or pedantic,” he continues good-naturedly. “But we are a much broader and more sophisticated company than one that produces oil. We produce much more gas than we do oil, for a start.” For the boss of Royal Dutch Shell, the distinction is one that rings at the heart of a personal mission to transform a company which for over a hundred years has fuelled the development of the modern world. It is just days since the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned the world that even... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium … [Read more...] about Solar power, electric vehicles and sustainable home energy: How oil giant Shell is going green to survive
Having played under Marcello Lippi, Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola, Thierry Henry has quite the footballing education to fall back on as he begins his managerial career with Monaco. But what of Wenger's other former players who followed him into the dugout? The results are, to use are reliable journalistic euphemism, mixed. Glenn Hoddle Revelled in Wenger's continental training methods at Monaco, but some of Hoddle's ideas as manager were not quite as scientific. Instructing staff to walk around the pitch in an anti-clockwise direction in a bid to create positive energy during an England match is legion, much like mysterious role of 'faith healer' Eileen Drewery and reincarnation theories. Highly regarded as a coach, Hoddle was one of the few England managers to show some tactical sophistication and abandon a rigid and restrictive 4-4-2. The former Tottenham player's man management left plenty to be desired however, and players were reportedly irked by his … [Read more...] about As Thierry Henry begins management career, how have other former Arsene Wenger players fared?
An Amnesty International researcher has said he was abducted, stripped, beaten and mock-executed by masked men who said they were police while observing protests in the Russian region of Ingushetia. Oleg Kozlovsky, 34, who suffered a fractured rib in the ordeal, filed a complaint to Russia's investigative committee last Tuesday. He has fled the country with his family. “I've been engaged in social work for more than 18 years and lots of various strange, unpleasant and absurd things have happened to me,” Mr Kozlovsky wrote in a Facebook post on Monday. “I've been conscripted into the army from the street, my door has been broken down, I've been detained as a suspect in a double murder, I've been chased in a car and so on and so forth. But what happened a week ago in Ingushetia was so wild it exceeds everything else.” Mr Kozlovsky went to Ingushetia, a tiny mountainous region on the border with Georgia, on October 5 to monitor ongoing protests over its … [Read more...] about Amnesty International activist abducted, beaten and faced mock-execution in Russia
In Australia, where a move towards a republic can sometimes seem inevitable, a visit by a member of the royal family – which typically produces national hype, if not hysteria - has long been perhaps the most valuable asset held by the nation’s monarchists. But it turns out that the monarchists, and the nation, received slightly more than they had expected in the leadup to the arrival on Monday of Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Shortly after flying into Sydney on Monday at about 7.30am the couple announced that they were expecting their first child. The news prompted further hype in the Australian media and a celebratory tweet from Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. “Australia... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about How Meghan Markle’s pregnancy announcement could revive Australian republicanism
Stay up to date with exclusive fashion and style content from The Telegraph's fashion team as we bring you the inside track on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's royal tour via daily WhatsApp updates direct to your phone. The Duke and Duchess will embark on a 16 day tour of Australia, Tonga, Fiji and New Zealand this week, less than 24 hours after Kensington Palace announced the couple are expecting their first child together. The Duchess's schedule is already busy with 76 engagements across the two weeks which could mean up to 30 different outfits, from casual looks for yoga on the beach to glamourous evening looks for state dinners and receptions. As if those weren't styling dilemmas aplenty, we now know that Meghan will be navigating the first stages of maternity dressing too. And the Telegraph's editors, including Royal correspondent Hannah Furness and Fashion news and features director Bethan Holt, will on hand throughout, … [Read more...] about Sign up for fashion updates from the Duchess of Sussex’s Royal tour direct to your phone