Saturday, May 8, 2010

This week's compendium

Here’s this week’s compendium. This week…

1. I watched this video clip about a makeover the world’s most famous office building – the Empire State [1]. It’ll reduce its energy use by 40%. Wow!

2. the BBC posted this article about llamas protecting bird eggs and chicks [2]. If they can’t use a Maremma dog then why not a llama.

3. planetgreen urged us to ‘Ditch Big Fish and Eat Sardines’ [3]. I’m unsurprised.

4. due to emerging but not yet totally conclusive evidence that chronic fatigue syndrome’s caused by a newly discovered virus called XMRV, the Red Cross Blood Service placed a 2-year moratorium on blood donations from people with CFS [4]. If XMRV causation of CFS becomes conclusive, hopefully an anti-viral medication will be produced.

5. the play Seven Jewish Children which I wrote about here [5a] received a scathing review in the Wall Street Journal [5b]. Apparently the play deserves it.

6. F1 driver Mark Webber who last March called Victoria a ‘Nanny State’ [6a], offered his services to spearhead a local road safety campaign [6b]. Derrrrrrr.

7. my darling nephew Dion was a nominee for Australia’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year [7]. The public voting system means the winner’s not selected on merit. Dion doesn’t look like winning this award, but to me he’ll always be a winner.

8. this wonderful interview with Sweetheart Vivienne was posted on the Mornington Peninsula Library’s blog [8]. To me she too will always be a winner.

Finally, I wish you, dear Farmdoc’s Blog readers a wonderful week.

1 comment:

Sue Appel said...

Shabat shalom R&V,
hope you enjoy Cradle Mountain.
I agree with Compendium Item 7 :)
Lots of love,
Sue xx