Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment

On March 17, 2002, a pair of satellites nicknamed “Tom” and “Jerry” launched aboard a Russian Rockot vehicle from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia. It was the start of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, aka GRACE, a partnership mission between NASA and the German space agency (DLR) to map Earth’s gravity field and how it […]

via After 15 Years NASA and DLR Prepare to Say Goodbye to GRACE — Lights in the Dark

First Passage to the West aboard the Rocky Mountaineer.

As you may have noticed I’ve been absent from the blogosphere recently. Once again, blogging and reading friend’s blogs must take a back seat. Our days here in Alberta, Canada have been a marathon of fun, and tapping keys on the computer just hasn’t been happening 🙂 I’ve taken many pictures of the stunning Canadian Rockies for all to view […]

via Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Vancouver to Banff, Canada — The Lowe’s RV adventures

One the road solo

Congratulations! You’ve thought about traveling solo for a while now and you’ve decided to take the leap. That’s awesome! You won’t regret it. You’re probably thinking, now what? Where do I go? How do I go? No worries, I’ve got you covered. I have some suggestions to help you get started. First.. how “solo” do you […]

via Tips for Traveling Solo: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started — The Insatiable Traveler

The challenge of balance

Theodore Genge has a big beautiful new dragger that’ll be ready to head for “the Labrador” as soon as the sea ice loosens its grip on Anchor Point. When the 63-year-old Newfoundland fisherman began building the $2.2 million trawler two years ago he had 750,000 pounds worth of shrimp quota to catch. But plummeting shrimp…

via The cod are coming back to Newfoundland — and they’re eating the shrimp that had taken over — National Post – Top Stories

10 reasons why people hire a business consultant

Lee Iwan Accumulated Experience

Business consultants are an important part of our business culture. We have discovered that hiring consultants and outside experts can save us time and money. It also can increase our competitiveness and professionalism.

Consultants work best for those organizations or individuals who know what they are seeking and have clearly defined projects or objectives.

The following list provides 10 reasons why you might want to hire a business consultant.

10 reasons why business consultants are hired:

  • To provide a “short-cut” to know-how, knowledge and information that does not exist in the organization
  • To provide a professional service that does not exist in the organization, or that is needed for a specified period of time
  • To provide solutions to specific challenges and situations
  • To validate ideas that have already been created in the organization
  • To analyze, diagnose or criticize (constructively)
  • To facilitate the search for ideas and solutions with existing team…

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