Monthly Archives: May 2011

Got an Oil Spill?…then you need a few Protei…

Tweet Protei is a low-cost open-source oil collecting robot that autonomously sails upwind, intercepting oil sheens going downwind. The project’s founder, Cesar Herada, was working with communities affected by last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill when he embarked on the … Continue reading

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Last Minute dot com co-founder Brent Hoberman

Tweet “Brent Hoberman is most famous for co-founding the consumer website lastminute.com, the internet travel and retail company that rode the wave of the dotcom boom of a decade ago.  He has since gone on to launch and run a … Continue reading

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‘Pricing for Profit:How to Command Higher Prices…’ part two

Tweet Oakville Public Library Business Online Book Club is a free service made possible with the help of the Sprott Foundation Pricing for Profit: How to Command Higher Prices for Your Products and Services By Dale Furtwengler Published by AMACOM/American … Continue reading

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Nosh’nSlosh

Tweet The first food I cooked was in my convent-school days. We made cauliflower cheese. It was awful. Then I married and, after mistakenly using one head of garlic instead of  one clove, became a cook. Robert Carrier was my god … Continue reading

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Baking Blind: Amy Berg’s an Inspiration; so are her Cookies

Tweet from the New York Daily News comes a story about triumph over adversity… Need inspiration?  read about Amy Berg….   “….when photographer Amy Berg learned she was going blind she had already started baking cookies as a lark.  “I thought cookies were nice, … Continue reading

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‘Pricing for Profit: How to Command Higher Prices for Your Products and Services’ part one

Tweet Oakville Public Library Business Online Book Club is a free service made possible with the help of the Sprott Foundation Pricing for Profit: How to Command Higher Prices for Your Products and Services By Dale Furtwengler Published by AMACOM/American … Continue reading

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‘Fracking’ = large quantities of oil and risk to water supplies

Tweet Clifford Krauss writes about the oil boom in Texas, the growth of jobs and the growth of risk to the water table, in the Energy and Environment blog of the New York Times “…the Eagle Ford is just one … Continue reading

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Expanding the artistic envelope, one video game at a time

Tweet Writing in the New York Times, Roberta Smith refers to Cory Arcangel as a digital wunderkind, artist-musician and inveterate hacker.   Born in Buffalo New York in 1978, Mr. Arcangel’s exhibition, “Pro Tools,” has opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art……………………. … Continue reading

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Chez Bruce: wonderful wines, wonderful food

Tweet it took a review in More Intelligent Life to learn that once I drank wine costing £198 a glass! Actually, I knew when I drank it that it was awfully fine but was too polite to question the cost … Continue reading

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Young Women Grads Need to Increase Their Expectations

Tweet from Sarah Boesveld of the National Post comes details of an interesting, but not surprising, study “…women leaving university expect smaller paycheques and longer waits for promotions than their male counterparts…The study, which involved researchers from the University of … Continue reading

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