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Friday news picks

October 28, 2011

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Oakland got in on the Occupy movement and paid the price: Apparently the Church of Scientology conducted a long-term covert investigation of the creators of South Park after an episode of the show satirised the religion. Not sure what they expected to find. Crowdfunding platform Pozible reached $1 million in pledges. If you want some […]

Do you appreciate random artworks and drinking in the streets?

October 21, 2011

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Want to come hang out with me and a six pack of cider on Sunday night while appreciating a super cool projection installation? The work opened in April at Michael Koro Galleries at 110 Franklin Street in the city and the artist is setting it up for one night only to get some extra footage. Sunset […]

Friday news picks

October 21, 2011

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People from all over Australia protested against coal seam gas mining (photos). The Occupy Wall Street protesters aren’t all young hippies. The Indonesian military and police shot at a gathering of Papuan leaders. Homeowners are selling up and going back to renting. Paris Fashion Week happened. Is there a limit to human population growth? A […]

Random thought provokation I came across the other day

October 16, 2011

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“If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won’t either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass […]

Friday news picks

October 14, 2011

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A Labor Member of Parliament, Anna Bourke, has been getting death threats because she supports the carbon tax. The Emerging Writers’ Festival is going to Brisbane this weekend and holding a spelling bee at Jam Jar in West End on Sunday evening. The Australian Communications and Media Authority is finally making 13 and 1800 numbers free on mobiles. The […]

#actKM11: Parsons Brinckerhoff wins actKM’s Gold Award

October 11, 2011

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        Last night Parsons Brinckerhoff Asia Pacific was awarded actKM’s Gold Award for excellence in knowledge management. Thanks to the efforts of Cory Banks and the rest of PB’s KM professionals, the company has had some very tangible achievements in getting its 15,000 people world-wide to work a lot more closely together […]

#actKM11: Unknown unknowns: presentation and exercise

October 11, 2011

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For presenter Sha Reilly of Origin Energy, talent and expertise management came to mind immediately as one of the things that keeps CEOs awake. She said it’s an important topic for CEOs because: post-GFC growth is a priority they are concerned about skills shortages especially in growth industries like mining skills shortages lead to knowledge […]