Monthly Archives: February 2013

ITALY VOTES: ROUND 1 IS OVER. NOW COMES THE REAL ELECTION FOR A NEW POPE

Italian Moments By ROGER COHEN: February 25, 2013 Italian paradox: An important election is held and the public seems uninterested. The economic numbers say crisis, yet Italians seem unperturbed. Why? When I lived in Rome I found that two Italian … Continue reading

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PIPELINES NEED INNOVATION FIRST: TRY DEFENCE

The Globe and Mail KONRAD YAKABUSKI: True innovation doesn’t flow from a pipeline Monday, Feb. 25 2013 In the late 1800s, a group of independent oil producers in Pennsylvania came up with a radical idea to foil their nemesis, John … Continue reading

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ITALY’S DOUBLE ELECTIONS

The Mummy Returns By FRANK BRUNI February 22, 2013 WHEN I was in college, there was an election for student body president in which one of the three top contenders was a joke candidate who campaigned with a paper bag … Continue reading

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Mining Frontiers

This is the same as reading the “Space Comics” and “Forty Leagues Under the Sea” 50 years ago. It is called Science Fiction. When I was 20, I listened to Neil Armstrong on a Short Wave Radio in 1969 take … Continue reading

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From the Economist

Canada pushed to defend lead in global mining business January 30, 2013 While Canada remains the top destination for mining investments and has turned its resource advantage into a competitive edge across several connected industries, the sector needs to urgently … Continue reading

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From The Economist 15 February 2013

Information technology in Africa: The next frontier: Technology companies have their eye on Africa. IBM is leading the way Feb 16th 2013 | NAIROBI MAMADOU NDIAYE grew up in Senegal. His parents were “not poor, but not rich”. He was … Continue reading

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Financial Times 11 February 2013

End of the line for the landline The death of the old-style phone may help us individually but it loosens the bonds between us. Hanging on the telephone: David Cameron talks to US President Barack Obama to congratulate him on … Continue reading

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Hybrid Air Vehicles, Mark Carney and new Innovations from London

From the New York Times today: For a Global Life, Bloomberg Builds His Own British Empire – LONDON 8th February 2013 Bloomberg Place, under construction, will be the European home of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s company and charity. It is … Continue reading

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Hybrid Air Vehicles will deliver lower costs to the remote mining world.

8 February 2013 Cost control and project execution will keep Canadian miners busy in 2013. Canadian mining and metals companies are keeping cost control and project execution top of mind in 2013 as shareholders become more risk averse, said Thursday … Continue reading

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From Bloomberg 5th February 2013

Hedge Fund Mogul, Swiss Villagers Clash Over Ski Slopes Feb 5, 2013 Since hotelier Tobias Zurbriggen can remember, the business of running Saas-Fee has been a local affair. Now, the Swiss ski resort neighbouring the Matterhorn is feeling the heat … Continue reading

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