11 AM | 20 Jun

Workers want Web 2.0

USA – Speakers at the Enterprise 2.0 conference say the next generation of employees will demand workplace access to blogs, wikis, and social networking sites.

Younger employees – like that new batch of university graduates hitting the market right now – are going to be pushing employers to use Web 2.0 technologies on the job. And if their companies don’t start adopting them, younger workers will most likely just start using them on the sly.

“The upcoming generation is going to have a major impact on business. She will expect to have access to her tools in the workplace,” said Marthin De Beer, a senior VP with Cisco Systems.

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11 AM | 20 Jun

Google set to become carbon neutral

Google has announed its intention to become carbon neutral by the end of 2007. The anouncement was made today in Paris. Full details of Google’s green initiatives are available at: http://www.google.com/corporate/green/energy/

In addition to these wide ranging global initiatives, Google Australia is an active participant in Google’s self-powered commuting scheme. This scheme see employees rewarded for travelling to work by public transport or ‘self-powered’ means (eg bike, skateboard, walking) with a US$100 donation to their chosen charity for every 20 days of participation.

07 PM | 19 Jun

The 2007 Melbourne Scarf Festival

Craft Victoria presents the 2007 Melbourne Scarf Festival, from 28 June – 7 July. ‘Spin’ offers ten full days of workshops, forums, exhibitions, displays, knitting circles and the scarf market.

Featured at Craft Victoria 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-5pm 03 9650 7775 or visit http://www.craftvic.asn.au

Check out the website for satellite events and workshops!

Knitters for Melbourne’s Needy Inc is a non-profit voluntary association creating new knitwear for Melbourne’s needy. Visit http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kfmn/ Craft Vic encourages scarfmakers to donate a new scarf to this winter cause. Scarves can be posted or dropped off at Craft Vic for delivery to and distribution by, KFMN.

05 PM | 19 Jun

Dalai Lama eats meat:oh dear!

Animal Liberation Victoria is lending support to a campaign asking the Dalai Lama to stop eating meat and to condemn animal experimentation. The Dalai Lama is a true hero for his work promoting peace and compassion around the world. Unfortunately he has a not so spiritual side that his followers may not be aware of. Despite publically promoting vegetarianism, The Dalai Lama eats cruelly produced veal and other animal products. He also supports invasive tests on the brains of living monkeys. Please e-mail the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and ask him to stop eating veal and other animal products, and to retract his statements in support of ‘highly necessary animal experiments’. You can quote the Dalai Lama’s fellow Nobel Prize winner Isaac Bashevis Singer, who said “As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together.” For more information visit badkarmalama.com.