Saturday, November 13, 2010

This week's compendium

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

1. Iran was beaten (by East Timor) [1a] for a seat on the powerful new UN body nicknamed UN Women [1b]. Saudi Arabia (!) got a seat.

2. the Age reported that the Grand Prix’s in jeopardy due to an A$800,000 dispute [2a]. It’s a media beat-up [2b]. A vain effort to revive the dead event. Why not pay up and shut up, GP Corporation. You’re expert at spending taxpayers’ dollars.

3. Cymbalta (duloxetine) was cleared by the US FDA for treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain [3]. Its pain relief mechanism’s unknown, but.

4. the UN published its annual flagship report on comprehensive human development (i.e. quality of life) for each country [4a, 4b]. Australia came 2nd, US 4th, Canada 8th, Israel 15th, UK 26th. And Iran 70th – ho hum.

5. Levi’s announces a new method of making jeans, which uses much less water [5]. It’ll save 16M litres of water each year. Good on you, Levi’s.

6. San Franciso voted in a law requiring that foods meet certain nutritional standards, before they can be sold with toys [6]. Good on you, SanFran.

7. gizmodo told us the world’s running out of chocolate [7]. Oh no. Dear me. Ho hum.

8. our neighbour and sharefarmer Sharon, featured on the ABC Radio National’s ‘Bush Telegraph’ [8]. Nice interview, SJ.

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

1 comment:

Chrows25 aka Leather Woman said...

Cymbalta sounds interesting as I am even grumpier today because of lower back pain.
I had no idea that making jeans was a heavy user of Water.
I don't think I could ever be as brief as your last comment to me!
Off to a play tonight,hopefully interesting.