Monthly Archives: July 2011

East Timor culture captured at Challenger

Six East Timorese trainees have designed and manufactured an aluminium crocodile, which has cultural significance in their homeland, as part of their process and maintenance training at Challenger Institute of Technology. The trainees have just completed 15 weeks study at Challenger Institute’s Australian Centre for Energy and Process Training (ACEPT) in preparation for working at […] … learn more→

Iowa eclipses Canada in grain production, challenges China in soybean production

The U.S. state of Iowa is an agricultural superpower, simultaneously eclipsing Canada in grain production and challenging China in soybean production. No, these are not mathematical errors. Last year Iowa’s farmers harvested 55 million tons of grain while Canada’s farmers harvested only 45 million tons. Over the last five years, Iowa has averaged 57 million […] … learn more→

Cooking the energy efficient way

Economic times are tough and money is tight for everyone. Not only that, but pollution and global warming are slowly changing the weather patterns and climates of our world. Wouldn\’t it be nice if you could do your part for the planet and cut back on your bills at the same time? Well, you can! […] … learn more→

Hiding vegetables in kids\’ foods can increase vegetable intake

Preschool children consumed nearly twice as many vegetables and 11 percent fewer calories over the course of a day when researchers from Penn State added pureed vegetables to the children\’s favorite foods. \”Childhood obesity rates are on the rise, and at the same time children are not eating the recommended amount of vegetables,\” said Barbara […] … learn more→

Wall Street destroying weak regulation by purchasing the House of Representatives

“Wall Street heavily donates to House Speaker John Boehner in an effort to destroy even the weakest regulations.” No serious person concerned with banking regulation was pleased with the end result of the House Democrats’ 2010 legislative response to 2008′s financial crisis. Critics like Matt Taibbi weren’t even remotely satisfied, describing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street […] … learn more→

Paper, plastic, trash?

Hi from New York City world! If you have yet to experience \”the city\”…trust me, it is AMAZING! I have a short and quick observational post coming at you today…\”As of 2007, there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a day.\” (Thank you Wikipedia) Now lets fast forward to me riding […] … learn more→

Google+ requires real name, or else …

A fresh storm has blown into Google’s new Google+ service. The company has been suspending accounts because they contravene Google’s Community Standards – ostensibly to stop fake or spam accounts being created. This means any name Google has determined is not the person’s real name has resulted in an automatic suspension. The suspension has also, […] … learn more→

When you\’re networking, ask for a reference, not a job

Whether you\’re doing catch-up drinks or grabbing lunch to reconnect (and, hopefully, staying out of this horrible heat!), your main goal is to get an ally, not a tally of job listings. Adding another helping hand to your search is your aim. So don\’t ask your college buddy if he knows of any jobs for […] … learn more→