Archive for April, 2005

Still Swiss and Still Sharp (Digital Memory Optional) (New York Times)

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

SALES of Swiss Army knives - the staple of campers, Boy Scouts, do-it-yourselfers and travelers, not to mention Switzerland’s citizen-soldiers - plunged as much as 50 percent after stricter airport security rules were imposed in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.

School system to honor retiring staff (News-Tribune.net)

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

The New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation will honor the 2005 retirees at a reception May 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Administrative Services Center. Presentations will begin at 4 p.m. and refreshments will be served.

Thoroughbred Times: Today’s News (Thoroughbred Times)

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Fire Wall, winner of the 2004 Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini (Arg-G1), was honored as Argentina’s 2004 Horse of the Year during presentations at the Carlos Pellegrini Awards, the equivalent to the Eclipse Awards, on April 21 in Buenos Aires.

RP buildup behind schedule (The Daily Tribune)

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Other than the photos and graphics depicted in powerpoint presentations, the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Philsoc) did not show the visiting delegates much as far as what was achieved in the hosting preparations for the 23rd Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) so far.

Epson AcuLaser C2600 switches from black to color (Engadget)

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Inkjet printer users have been accustomed to the pain convenience of swappable toner cartridges for years; swap out that standard color cartridge and insert a photo-color one when you want to print pics. Now, Epson brings the thrill of cartridge switching to customers who want the speed and quality of laser printers. The Epson AcuLaser C2600 is billed by the company as the first laser printer

Redford, Rocky will host national summit on environment (Provo Daily Herald)

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah resident Robert Redford and Mayor Rocky Anderson are organizing a global warming summit catered to local officials from across the country.A number of experts will offer presentations on what climate change is, what local municipalities can do to help curb the problem and how cities can market and communicate environmentally friendly messages to

Distracting Visuals Clutter TV Screen; Viewers Less Likely To Retain Content (Science Daily)

Friday, April 29th, 2005

In the past few years, television stations have begun to reformat their screen presentations to include scrolling screens, sports scores, stock prices and current weather news. These visual elements are all designed to give viewers what they want when they want it. However, Kansas State University professors Lori Bergen and Tom Grimes say that it’s not working.

Commentary >Applying Corporate Governance Principles (Jamaica Gleaner)

Friday, April 29th, 2005

A common thread throughout the recently completed budget presentations has been the issues of corruption and accountability. Over the past year, the government and private sector have been promoting the idea of corporate governance.

SigmaTel’s Upcoming Investor Conference Presentations (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)

Friday, April 29th, 2005

SigmaTel, Inc. , a leader in analog-intensive mixed-signal integrated circuits, today announced Ron Edgerton, chief executive officer and president of SigmaTel, Inc. and Ross Goolsby, chief financial officer, will make company presentations at several investor conferences over the next two months.

Greenpower to give free presentations (Enterprise Mountaineer)

Friday, April 29th, 2005

NC GreenPower, the first statewide, multi-utility green energy program in the nation, provides free presentations on clean energy alternatives and renewable energy practices through a speakers bureau.