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Happy birthday, Boulez!

Today CSO Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez celebrates a big milestone, which few people get to celebrate: He turns 90. In preparing to review the CSO’s “A Pierre Dream,” a multimedia retrospective of the conductor-composer’s life and career, I watched the following videos* of Boulez in rehearsal with the Vienna Philharmonic a few months ago. 22 more words


More Rainwise, Less Forced Bioswales?

Spring has sprung, sunny, beautiful and blue one moment–gray and rainy the next. At West Seattle Raingardens, we’re enjoying the shift of the seasons. And we’re pleased to see King County’s increased promotion of the Rainwise program. 302 more words



Not all sales people have the same level of knowledge or experience nor the ability to demonstrate the same level of competence. 44 more words

Progressive Discipline

A hallmark of a positive labor-management relationship, it seems in question at CTA

Progressive discipline is one of the pillars of unionism – it is one of the first gains a union should seek, and it is one of the best measures of a relationship between a bargaining unit and an employer. 338 more words


Canada and the Post 2015 development agenda: some observations…

I have been following the discussions and scholarly literature on the Canadian development aid and agenda post 2015. I have collected some observations and tried to highlight key dimensions that are worth noting and further exploring. 552 more words


Regulated Cannabis Revenue Potential

For years it has been suggested by individuals such as Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan that cannabis legalisation could potentially be worth hundreds of millions of euros to the Irish economy each year. 1,020 more words

How will implementing CSO control strategies impact my neighbourhood?

The amount of construction in a combined sewer area depends on the control strategies used. Most construction activity will likely cause only localized traffic disruptions, such as is common for current… 188 more words