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CIO interview: Brian Roche, director of IT, George Best Belfast City Airport

When Brian Roche was appointed director of IT at George Best Belfast City Airport (BCA) in November 2019, it was a first for him personally and the business. An experienced IT professional who had previously worked in consulting and in senior roles for technology firms, Roche took his first IT leadership position in an end-user business. His appointment was also the first time that BCA had a technology chief reporting to the board rather than just an IT manager.

'George Best was my childhood hero and he still is'

Taking on Mark Lawrenson in this week's Premier League predictions is Tears for Fears duo Curt Smith and Roland Orzabal, who are both Manchester United fans. They have sold more than 30 million albums since they formed Tears for Fears in the early 1980s and are back in February 2022 with The Tipping Point, their first album for almost 18 years.
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Ballon d’Or 2021: Every winner from Stanley Matthews and George Best to Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi was favourite to pick up the Ballon d’Or for what was a record seventh time as he again claimed football’s highest individual honour.The Paris Saint-Germain forward won a first international title with Argentina in the summer with the Copa America and was also La Liga top goalscorer with former club Barcelona.Robert Lewandowski was widely expected to win last year’s award before it was cancelled due to the pandemic, and the Bayern Munich striker was in the running once again, ultimately claiming the new Striker of the Year award. LIVE: Follow live coverage of 2021 Ballon d’Or ceremonyChelsea’s Jorginho was another candidate, having...

Getting Groovy! George Best House Opens its Doors to a New 60’s Style Visitor Experience

Get ready to step back in time as the regeneration charity EastSide Partnership and EastSide Tourism opens the door to the 1960s at the George Best family home in east Belfast’s Cregagh Estate. With funding from Tourism NI’s Visitor Experience Development Grant, the entire house has been retro-refurbished to how it would have looked in 1961 when a fifteen year old George Best left Belfast to follow his football dreams in Manchester.

Why George Best shouldn't be considered a 'wasted talent'

As football fans we’re often preconditioned to think that a professional career should last from the age of 18 until 35, and that anyone who walks away any sooner has been lost to the game and hasn’t made the most of their talent or opportunities. George Best, although he played...