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Software Development Opportunities with ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks isn’t your average company, so we don’t hire average people. From a technology perspective, ThoughtWorks is synonymous with innovation. ThoughtWorks is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and our people provide thought leadership to k...

The Obesity Epidemic

This video explains the many factors that have contributed to the obesity epidemic, and showcases several community initiatives taking place to prevent and reduce obesity. Obesity is a national epidemic and a major contributor to some of the leading...
by Diabetes Away on Mar 18, 2012

The healthcare experiences of formula feeding mothers: an interview with researcher Lisa Wirihana

Within its recently updated statement on breastfeeding, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a plea for universal adoption of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI). If you're interested in my thoughts on the BFHI, click here, but he...
by The Fearless Formula Feeder on Mar 14, 2012

The Inspiration Initiative – My Sources of Inspiration

The Inspiration Initiative: #InspireTravel Recently EasyJet Holidays reached out to me and asked if I would help them launch a new project they’re calling the Inspiration Initiative.  I loved the idea and in turn I’ve put together the fo...
by VirtualWayfarer on Mar 5, 2012

A*STARs Aerospace Programme Consortium attracts more Leading Organisations in Aerospace Research Initiatives.

Singapore (PRWEB UK) 13 February 2012 The consortium brings together leading aerospace organisations including four commercial aircraft manufacturers, three aircraft engine OEMs, an increasing number of aircraft components and systems provider as wel...

Foreign direct Investment and its types

Foreign Direct Investment and Its types Share of top five investing countries in FDI inflows. (2000–2010) Rank Country Inflows (million USD) Inflows (%) 1 Mauritius 50,164 42.00 2 Singapore 11,275 9.00 3 USA 8,914 7.00 4 UK 6,158 5.00 5 Netherla...
by Our Happy Money on Mar 1, 2012

There's Four Options You Have With 2012 OVDI

So many citizens got caught off guard with the recent attention the IRS is giving holders of offshore bank accounts. With the off-the-shelf deals previously offered, the terms of the settlement were known and predictable. Now that the 2009 and 2011 o...
by Our Happy Money on Feb 29, 2012

Conoil Nigeria (Oil & Gas) Recruitment 2012

CAN YOU MANAGE A MULTI-BILLION NAIRA INVESTMENT Outside its traditional business of fuel retailing, Conoil also has a huge investment in Non-Fuel Retail Business (NFR) which includes, but not limited to, it’s numerous Bullmart (shops) at its fil...
by Jobs & Scholarships in Nigeria on Feb 21, 2012

A peek behind the curtain at The Juice Box

“OK, folks, let’s get today’s marketing department meeting started—Ben, what’s the view from the street?” “Guys, this is highly unusual in Houston, but the baseball team is running a poor fourth vis a vis buzz on the streets right now:...
by Hey, it's Pat Ryan's blog! on Jan 24, 2012

Key to Mass Biofuel Production Found in Cork

In a recent research project, scientists at DOE (US Dept of Energy) identified an enzyme responsible for the formation of suberin, which is the woody, waxy, cell wall substance that makes up cork. Suberin controls water and nutrient transportation in...
by the seed on May 8, 2010

10MW Rooftop Solar Portfolio In Canada

Energy Conversion Devices and Enfinity are going to collaborate on a 10MW portfolio of rooftop solar installations in Ontario, Canada. They made the announcement in February and they are currently developing the plan. ECD (Energy Conversion Devices)...
by the seed on Apr 19, 2010

UNI SOLAR Rooftop Project in Spain

In more news about ECD (Energy Conversion Devices), the company has announced it has signed an agreement with Endesa in Spain to install 3.0 MWp of UNI-SOLAR photovoltaic (PV) laminates on the rooftops of two Coca-Cola Company buildings in Seville. T...
by the seed on Apr 19, 2010

What’s Next for Biochar?

The concept behind biochar is a bit complicated but very interesting. Based on an ancient Amazonian practice of burying carbon in the soil, the industry plans to sequester vast quantities of carbon in the soil and sell the latent emissions as credits...
by the seed on Mar 23, 2010

Renewable Diesel Breakthrough

According to OPEC’s 2009 World Outlook, world demand for middle distillate fuel, chiefly diesel, will grow faster than any other refined oil product, up to as much as 34.2 million barrels per day by 2030. The U.S. currently consumes around 19 m...
by the seed on Mar 10, 2010

Super Biofuel: Sunflowers?

Here is another idea for biofuel: Sunflowers. I know this makes about a hundred ideas that have crossed the table, from algae to corn and back, but they are trying, I suspect, to come up with something that doesn’t take up too much land, is sus...
by the seed on Mar 2, 2010

Super Biofuel: Sunflowers?

Here is another idea for biofuel: Sunflowers. I know this makes about a hundred ideas that have crossed the table, from algae to corn and back, but they are trying, I suspect, to come up with something that doesn’t take up too much land, is sus...
by the seed on Mar 2, 2010

Beaming Solar Power From Space

This is the stuff of science fiction movies which are, by the way, my favorite genre. I have been amazed over and over again how the stuff of science fiction eventually becomes scientific fact. I have always loved science and was pretty good at it in...
by the seed on Feb 26, 2010

Workplace Wellness Sets the Tone for a Healthy Lifestyle

We are a hardworking nation. The majority of our country gets up and heads to work every Monday morning and puts in a 40 hour or more work week. When that many hours are spent in the office environment, workplace wellness is essential. Companies with...


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