Giving your customers the Downward Dog

Never mess with your devout yogis or yoginis!  Behind that calm, grounded and pliable exterior, quite a lot of the yoga community seem on-edge and ready to go for your jugular at a moment’s notice. What am I talking about? I’ve been doing yoga for a few years, almost entirely thanks to the Yoga Studio App. My inflexibility […]

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The Olympics selection business case

The “ruling” is in, Pippa Savage won’t compete at the London Olympics. A couple of weeks ago, Emma Snowsill also lost her “appeal”. Olympic selection is no longer a sacred unassailable privilege. It’s a discriminatory process – potentially costing athlete’s opportunities, which is right for legal challenge. Perhaps the athletes’ intentions are to make sure […]

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40th UAE National Day

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates formation. Although it’s been a short history, it’s been an amazing story of progress and prosperity. The local Emiratis celebrate the event through revving the turbos in their hotted up cars to deafening levels, and by covering them with masses of crazy string, and snow […]

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gulfnews : Ramadan alert: Top 5 scams to watch out for

It’s always good to be aware of known scams doing the rounds. Gulfnews has published some in readiness for the upcoming Ramadan period: gulfnews : Ramadan alert: Top 5 scams to watch out for. Me and a colleague have seen scam #2 half a dozen times between us: 2) SUIT YOURSELF, SIR A well-dressed European asks […]

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Biofuel and airlines

The following story caught my attention, “Airline industry last in line to sign up for algae fuel: Sapphire CEO”: http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2011/03/10/354225/airline-industry-last-in-line-to-sign-up-for-algae-fuel-sapphire.html It’s an interesting prospect that airline procurement teams could soon be negotiating with pool cleaning businesses rather than fuel companies. Although, perhaps airline carriers in the gulf may not be showing as much interest in […]

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A load of 2011 updates

It’s almost been an eternity since we had regular internet access at home, so there’s been no blogs for some time. I’ve occasionally added to a journal, so I’ll post some of these out of date and out of context items below – and reset the date of the publishing, as they were mostly from […]

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Interesting call to action

It’s nice to feel wanted – even if it’s just from your old library. Dear Ryan David Brinkworth, Your Library Wants You Back! It has been nearly 2 years since you last borrowed from a Brisbane City Council library and your membership is due to expire soon. We value your membership so please update it […]

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Sheikha Latifa leads UAE to second silver

Horse riding is clearly in the blood. Sheikh Mohammed won gold medal in September’s Endurance World Championship, and now his niece has received a silver at the Asian Games. the Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum-led team finished second in the showjumping competition yesterday via The National – Sheikha Latifa leads UAE to second silver.

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UAE wins top polluter spot

Confirmation of what I’ve blogged previously, the United Arab Emirates was heralded the world’s leading polluter – not that it’s something to brag about. An index of 183 countries shows the UAE to be pumping out the most CO2 on the planet. Interestingly though, my country of origin Australia took second place. For the record, these […]

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