Wednesday, July 11, 2007

more misc.

More of the same after we came out on top in the PlacesRated Almanac. But Expansion Management Magazine has Pittsburgh ranked #2 overall in their compilation of metro quality of life benchmarks. See the full article.

Speaking of the custard/cupcake/whatever class. I have said this in the past. Maybe we ought to focus more on attracting the lumpia class. Pitt seems to agree. See the news, from the Philippines actually, that there will be a Philippine room in the Cathedral of Learning.

Site Selection magazine has a cover story on the growth in the nuclear power industry expected in the US. Who is going to build those new plants? hmm.

Local railroad magnate Henry Posner is in the news in Guatemala. We thought restarting local commuter rail was difficult in the US.

A recurring topic of late. The Strange Maps blog (a great blog btw) has a scan of a map that shows gender imbalances across the US. I do think you can attribute a lot of the variation in that map to 1) age differences and 2) patterns related to international immigration. but it's still a neat map. I am tempted to try and make a similar larger-scale map of the same for just SW PA. Of course, it will show Downtown as being the place to be if your goal is to find young unmarried men.

and I will leave with this video sent by a friend. I suspect many readers here got the same email:

2 Comments:

Blogger Maria said...

THANKS for posting that video!

I no longer work for a tech company so no co-workers emailed me that one and everyone else just sends me overtly political stuff.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 2:43:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

I didn't know if he wanted his name plastered on a blog post.. but that was forwarded to me by the inimitable Ray Reaves for the record.. although he didn't mention who had sent it to him before that.

Friday, July 13, 2007 12:10:00 PM  

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