Creative Block

Writers’ block, designers’ block, whatever-you-want-to-call-it block; every creative pursuit has their version of it. By trade, I am required to do some kind of creative thinking every day. Whether designing a web site or writing ad content, my brain is put through its paces to come up with something original or at least creatively interesting. […]

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Driving in Snow – Part 2

This weekend we had our biggest snow of the year thus far, leaving us with around 8n inches in our part of the valley. As I have mentioned before, I enjoy all seasons, including winter with plenty of snow. I am happy my truck has 4WD and I feel confident in my “snow smarts” when […]

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Qwest Strikes Again

Qwest is notorious for somehow managing to bungle every phone change I have ever been involved in. I know it isn’t just me either, because I have talked to many others in the same situation. For being a high tech service company, if there is a way to screw up an install or change order, […]

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Time to Step It up American Automakers

In my morning reading, I came across an article highlighting the recent release of Consumer Reports annual ”top picks” of cars for 2007. I have always held Consumer Reports in decent regard for their unbiased reporting and accurate results. With many review sites online you are never quite sure of their motives, but with Consumer […]

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Jobs and mechanisation not necessarily mutually exclusive

The mechanisation of South African mines, particularly in the gold and platinum sectors, is not so much a question of ‘if’, but ‘when’. Previously, opinion seemed radically divided, with proponents championing increased productivity and detractors warning against unprecedented labour unrest. However, the five-month wage strike in the platinum belt tipped the scales in favour of […]

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Canadian company invests in Limpopo project

Well well, it’s amazing what you find when you go digging. This week produced no significant announcements by South African companies of M&A activity; so I went digging. The press release by Aberdeen International looked interesting. Aberdeen, a Canadian listed global investment and merchant banking company, focused on small cap companies in the resource sector, […]

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BULGARIA

Grape growing has a very long history in Bulgaria, Bulgarians being most famous for their wine – making, especially in the 1980s when the country was the world’s second largest wine exporter. Another well-known Bulgarian particularity is the beauty of its women, the striking physical appearance of eastern – european women being wildly known and […]

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