All those BBC journalists who get interviewed, live or as live, from remote locations, often immediately after all their best material has just been broadcast in a piece they did earlier, probably know the feeling already. I’m constantly amazed that more of them don’t blush as they brazenly repeat themselves, or affirm that the in studio interviewer is correct in quoting back to them what their own report had reported. It is so incestuous, and such a waste of time.
Mr Whitlam stepped down as president and chairman of NRMA two weeks ago, after Justice Gzell found he had breached his director’s duties under corporations law by disenfranchising almost 4000 NRMA members by failing to vote their proxies cast against a directors’ pay resolution at the 1998 NRMA annual general meeting. Mr Whitlam was found to have acted dishonestly, made improper use of his position and breached his duty as a proxy holder. He remains a director of NRMA until the ban takes effect..
A physicist working on the Large Hadron Collider doesn’t think much of the theory that the universe is sabotaging the project to prevent the discovery of the Higgs boson. Might as well say that Nature hates. Continue reading this post. It acknowledged that some of its customers had switched away from Essilor, but said there had been no major sales impact.eyeglass market is competitive. Customers have choices, Essilor Chief Operating Officer Laurent Vacherot said.Hoya expects the pressure to be felt most keenly in the United States, which accounts for about a third of Hoya global business, the source said. Hoya sells mostly to independent stores and wants to channel more of its sales via chain stores.Additional reporting by Valentina Za in MILAN, Charlotte Greenfield in WELLINGTON, Naomi Tajitsu in TOKYO, Tom Westbrook in SYDNEY and Matthias Blamont in PARIS, editing by Larry King..
Understand that “repentant faithful” is redundant and a heavy term. One is not faithful just because they think they are or say they are or feel they are. I say this to avoid the superficiality with which many approach faithfulness.. It had many members of the audience laughing so hard they were gasping for breath.The rest of the presentation? Not so much.We saw Microsoft’s now famous tabletop computer and were shown how our mobile devices would soon understand our context and location whenever we hop online to search for information.Gates elaborated on “simpler ways to interface,” including touch, voice, and visual recognition.He announced that Microsoft’s operating system Windows Vista had reached the 100 million users milestone, and that 420 million people now use Windows Live services such as Photo Gallery and Messenger.We were told about Microsoft’s online television offering called Silverlight, how Samsung and Hewlett Packard are about to bring to market new Windows Media Center Extender technologies, and shown minor innovations made to the existing Ford SYNC voice activated automobile software. And the Xbox 360 was hailed as the reigning champion of the console gaming scene (based on Microsoft’s claim that it raked in more money in software sales than Wii and PlayStation 3 games combined during the holiday shopping frenzy).In other words, it was all old news.Or at least most of it was. To see a release of the Zune Microsoft’s portable media player and online music service designed to compete with Apple’s ubiquitous iPod players and that it would likely arrive sometime this spring.