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TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 8 – 14 November 2014

Seemed to have dodged snowy and freezing rainy weather here in the Willamette Valley. But it’ll be back. Getting psyched for my upcoming Global Water Partnership meeting in Budapest 24-26 November. I’ve been getting lots of e-documents to peruse. Show More Summary

SunEdison, TerraForm Buy First Wind For $2.4B to Become Renewable Project Giant

SunEdison and its YieldCo Teraform acquired wind developer First Wind for $2.4 billion. Now SunEdison is in the wind business and can add wind projects to the solar project pipeline of its YieldCo, TerraForm. The purchase price was comprised of $1.9 billion in an upfront payment and a $510 million earn-out. read more

Gene Simmons is in an OLPC advert, and I need to reboot my network

I happened to see this tonight in the course of watching the most predictably clichéd “sex, drugs, and rock and roll in the sixties” documentary ever broadcast on TV. I suppose it’s alarming I did that in a room by myself on a Saturday night. Please don’t worry. But again, Gene Simmons in a One […]

‘Mockingjay’, Similar To Previous ‘Hunger Games’, Relaxes Saturday: Weekend B.O.

Sunday, 1:10AM:  Similar to its first two installments, Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 eased Saturday from its opening day Friday, however this time, the third title dipped 23%, a bit better than the 25% slide registered by The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Show More Summary

‘Into The Woods’ Debuts Straight Into The Oscar Race – Something To Sing About For Disney

Dinsey unveiled another piece of the Oscar season puzzle Saturday night with an innovative bi-coastal screening of their big holiday release musical, Into The Woods screening simultaneously in New York City and at Disney studios in Burbank...Show More Summary

Why 2014 Was Most Significant CEDIA Expo Yet

23 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

CEDIA Expo 2014 was fun, packed with great demos, brimming with innovative new products and teeming with eager students enjoying sold-out courses. Nothing new there. But taking a step back and really thinking about the big picture, several important themes emerged, making CEDIA 2014 the most significant Expo to date. And, no, I don’t say Continue reading ?

Happy Birthday, KatyBeth!

On this day, twelve years ago, God answered a bunch of prayers, only a few of which were consciously spoken. He blessed me with a perfectly imperfect child who has taught me more about love, and courage, and resilience, and the power of the human spirit than anyone could ever hope to, a thousand life...

On Calmness, Compassion, Command Presence, and Code Choreography

Four things to bring order to a chaotic scene. A number of people in the various social media sites fixated on the one example where I allowed the mother of an infant to accompany her child in the back of my rig while I performed CPR. The objections were predictable. We don’t have enough room....

Inside EMS: Death With Dignity?

On our latest episode of Inside EMS, co-host Chris Cebollero and I discuss the bad behavior of some Glendale, AZ firefighters and other EMS news and events, including an item ripped from national headlines: Brittany Maynard’s decision to end her own life. Both of us applaud Maynard’s right to self-determination, but Chris poses a question...

Young People, Media and Health: Risks and Rights

The agonizing book chapter title "Stealing Children's Innocence in Egypt: Media Literacy, Human Rights and Roads of Violence" hit the nail on the head. It rang a familiar bell and could well apply to many developing countries going through...Show More Summary

Transit Wins at the Polls

Voters across the U.S. support transit at the polls, but more work needs to be done at the federal level.

Things That Make You Go, "Hmmm"

A question from the readers: Is that the same Lisa Madigan, Dean Angelo said Lodge 7 was supporting. And we delve into the FOP Newsletter archives - Year 2014, November - right at the top of the endorsement list on Page 3: General Election...Show More Summary

Tourist Robbed?

How could this happen? A 36-year-old New York man was robbed at gunpoint Friday night while taking photographs at Buckingham Fountain, police said.The victim, who police said was from Yorktown Heights, an area about 35 miles north of New York City, was taking pictures around the fountain in the 500 block of South Columbus Drive about 8 p.m. Show More Summary

Favored Again?

By 5-and-a-half? Lightning couldn't possible strike twice in the same season, could it?

RFID Journal Introduces Internet of Things Conference

RFID Journal announced today that it is launching the Internet of Things Conference, to be co-located with the RFID Journal LIVE! 2015 conference and exhibition, taking place in San Diego, Calif. The Internet of Things Conference will focus on helping companies use IoT technologies to add value to their products, engage consumers in new and Continue reading ?

NEHTA Is Wanting To Sign Up Private Hospitals To Use The PCEHR. You Have To Wonder How and If This Will Work.

This appeared from NEHTA on Friday November 21, 1014.Invitation to ApplyPrivate Hospital PCEHR Rapid Integration ProgrammeApplications are invited from private hospital organisations seeking a funding contribution to support their deployment...Show More Summary

Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Cake’ Moves Auds, Jason Bateman: “I Never Knew You Could Do This”

During the Q&A following Thursday's American Cinematheque screening of the new Jennifer Aniston drama Cake, a woman in the audience exclaimed to the former Friends star, “I've been dealing with chronic pain for over several years and...Show More Summary


Seeds From what we attribute To joy’s part of time’s terrain, Measured and imagined; We disinter from this plot Our moldering potential For dishonoring disaster— Defiance undiminished, Rise.

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