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Oil solution a long-term strategy

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Many energy analysts are looking at the trees — security problems in Nigeria, nationalism in Venezuela, dismantling major oil companies in Russia, problems getting production increased in Iraq and the status of Iran — and missing the forest.
Richard Nehring of NRG Associates, says experts should be focusing on the amount of oil estimated to remain, and how much time remains before alternative sources need to be in place. Continue Reading Oil solution a long-term strategy

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The Colorado Springs Chapter of Women on Wheels, the Mountain Shadow Riders, will host a motorcycle blood run Aug. 12 at the Memorial Health System administration center.
The run starts at 11 a.m. in the parking lot of Perkins Restaurant, 6005 Constitution Ave.
“As motorcyclists, we ride free with the wind in our hair, but that freedom comes at a price. We are more at risk of injuries when we are out on the road,” said a news release from the group. “If we make contact with a cage (motorized 4-wheel vehicle) or the asphalt, it’s pretty easy to assume that we will be hurt more seriously than the driver of the cage.” Continue Reading Mountain Shadow’s lady riders to host blood run

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With a simple device that fits onto heating ducts, a Colorado Springs company has created a method of protecting businesses from biological and chemical weapons, as well as from other environmental hazards.
Directed Energy Solutions received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to finish work on the prototype that will kill all bacteria and viruses in the air. Continue Reading Local company receives EPA bioterrorism grant

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Best Local CEO

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“The thing that is unique about health care is that, as a
society, we’ve said it is a right. But society hasn’t stepped up and accepted responsibility for that right.” Continue Reading Best Local CEO

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Best Minority Business Leader

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As a nurse, Joy Powell stepped outside traditional medicine to learn business and finance roles in a hospital setting.
As an administrator, she became a champion of diversity as director of human resources, winning an award for the hospital.
And as the new vice president for Memorial Hospital North, Powell faces the challenge of recruiting a work force for an entire full-service hospital. Continue Reading Best Minority Business Leader

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Parkview joins national improvement program

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Novel cancer drugs, innovative treatments for blood cancers and clotting, new ways to attack inflammatory and infectious diseases, ground-breaking compounds to treat osteoporosis and metastatic bone disease, pioneering devices for orthopedic surgery, commercializing biofuels from algae and revolutionary wearable rehabilitation systems comprise the seven finalists in this year’s BioWest Venture Showcase competition, according to Christine Shapard, director bioscience and emerging technologies for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Continue Reading Parkview joins national improvement program

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A resurgence in consumer technology spending and the expansion of Web 2.0 helped drive tech-sector job-cut announcements to the lowest quarterly total in nearly six years, according to global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.
Job cuts in the tech sector, which encompasses telecommunications, computer, electronics and e-commerce, fell to 29,226, down 25.8 percent from 39,379 in the previous quarter. The second-quarter figure was the lowest since 26,583 job cuts in the third quarter of 2000. Continue Reading Tech sector notes fewest job cutbacks in six years

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The business world might be nearing a “tipping point” — as companies focus on becoming more efficient, using less energy and implementing renewable and sustainable practices.
Businesses including GE Electrics and DuPont are moving toward sustainability, said Christopher Juniper, a director at National Capitalism Solutions in Boulder, a nonprofit organization that helps businesses develop sustainability goals. Continue Reading Sustainability: business planning for long haul

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Novel cancer drugs; innovative treatments for blood cancers and clotting; new ways to attack inflammatory and infectious diseases; ground-breaking compounds to treat osteoporosis and metastatic bone disease; pioneering devices for orthopedic surgery; commercializing biofuels from algae; and revolutionary wearable rehabilitation systems comprise the seven finalists in this year’s BioWest Venture Showcase competition, said Christine Shapard, director of bioscience and emerging technologies for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). Continue Reading Seven research finalists chosen for BioWest 2006

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Colorado is joining the bandwagon of states that are providing grant money to encourage bioscience research.
The legislature has earmarked $2 million of state gaming proceeds for small grants to encourage bioscience research and development of new technologies. That money, available only once, could be the catalyst for job and industry growth, said Brian Vogt, director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the agency responsible for administering the grants. Continue Reading Colorado joins push to boost bioscience research

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