My years working at Watson lab took me all over the world including Israel, Russia, Germany, France and Rome and Taiwan. Everywhere I went, I was able to communicate and interact with the locals partly due to my experience on the fencing team. How did that happen? The skills I learned being in a competitive team sport translate well into the corporate world.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileThe creator of a tongue in cheek web quiz aimed at highlighting Vancouver’s roaring real estate market says it has had 150,000 visits since it started last Tuesday.Vancouver teacher Petr Pospisil and his girlfriend, Ola Rogula, put together “Crack Shack or Mansion,” in which players look at photos of a run down house and guess whether it’s a hot property or a drug den.”Within a few hours, it had 20,000 views,” Pospisil said in an interview.Pospisil got the idea after watching the average price of a single detached house in Metro Vancouver creep toward $1 million, then looking at home listings online to see what that money buys.”If you didn’t know they were in Vancouver, you could think they were in Detroit or Chicago,” he said. “They were run down places.Read moreAre you seeing a growing economic divide in the real estate in your community? Is affordable housing becoming more out of reach?Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests.
Once warm temperatures set in, strappy sandals and flip flops are all we want to wear with our summer shorts and dresses. The catch? “By design, sandals have less support,” says Emily Splichal, DPM, a New York City based podiatrist. Since summery footwear doesn’t offer the same arch support assneakers and cushy winter boots, we’re often left with weak ankles, sore heels, and tender arches by August.
On the commercial side, some car washes now use solar hot water. Breweries and garden nurseries are also among businesses that can benefit from cheap hot water from solar thermal panels. Green hotels and spas also cut their massive energy usage by using solar energy to heat water required for a myriad of uses pools, washing sheets and towels, and guest bathing requirements..
But at this summer camp, the free spirited tradition had evolved over the years to include more freedoms than most of us consider normal. Well, I was a modest boy and I wasn’t having any of this nudist nonsense. At the beginning of the summer, there was one other boy who insisted on remaining clothed, even at swim time.