Michael Hecht, CEO of Greater New Orleans Inc., as quoted by Entrepreneur
UN Dispatch: The International Monetary Fund's board of directors approved a $2.6 billion loan to Sri Lanka last week. The vote was not without controversy. There are currently hundreds of thousands of ethnic-Tamil civilians trapped in military run concentration camps that are largely off-limits to international humanitarian organizations and international media. These hundreds of thousands of people streamed out of the conflict zone in April during the waning days of Sri Lanka's long civil war. Ban Ki Moon has called the largest of these camps, Manik Farm, "the most appalling scenes" he has witnessed.
"Effective testimonials cost you nothing except the time to collect, which is more than paid off by the credibility you gain in return."
Meryl Evans, writing in Web Worker Daily
"A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her."
David Brinkley, TV newscaster
"I don't think we've seen the final chapter yet. [Manuel Zelaya] will keep pushing, and crossing the line, and string it out as long as possible. If he is in jail, he's out of the limelight.""
Council of the Americas Vice President Eric Farnsworth. Read the full story.
"Something new has taken place in the past five to eight years. Technologists are replacing religion, and their ideas are resonating in some ways with the same idea of the Rapture."
Eric Horvitz, Microsoft researcher and president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, as quoted by The New York Times
"I think many people sympathize with the idea that if you could start from scratch, you would have a much different Internet, and a better one."
Network scientist Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, as quoted by MSNBC