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I mean, extremely. There’s no way they’d be hanging about the Western Addition like this, without a clue whether their next step is to the north, south, east, or west, but for Airbnb, or something like Airbnb.
Of course, some welcome this development and others don’t.
No matter, it’s an ongoing revolution
Scottish Leader Addresses Commonwealth Club: First Minister Alex Salmond in Town to Promote Renewable EnergyWednesday, June 20th, 2012
Here he is at 595 Market, along with Commonwealth Club Past President J. Dennis Bonney:
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All the deets:
“Scotland targets Fortune 500 in US push for business – First Minister writes to top global companies in California ahead of trade mission
EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 17, 2012 — Over 70 leading California-based companies, including all Fortune 500 companies in the state, are being targeted as part of a new campaign to attract inward investment to Scotland.
The country’s leader, First Minister Alex Salmond, has personally written to top executives at leading companies which have been identified by Scottish Development International as potential investors in advance of his visit to the US on a trade mission.
In his letter, which is part of a wider SDI campaign to encourage some of the world’s most successful companies to consider setting up operations in Scotland, the First Minister highlights the benefits of choosing Scotland over any other nation.
The First Minister will be reinforcing the message that Scotland is ready to do business during his four-day visit to California. He stresses in his letter that Scotland – with its highly-skilled workforce and a cost-competitive business location – is a land of opportunity.
The First Minister said: “Scotland is already an economic success story and we make no apologies for going after new business at every opportunity. We perform better economically than everywhere else in the UK bar the southeast of England and that brings major business opportunities.
“Scottish Development International’s campaign is backed by a number of companies already investing in Scotland such as Pfizer and Amazon and the message is absolutely clear.
“Scotland is a land of major opportunity and it is open for business. We have a long and impressive track record in life sciences, sciences, technology and creative industries developing an environment where ingenuity and innovation can create jobs and wealth for Scotland.
“Even without our offshore oil and gas reserves, Scotland has the highest GDP in the UK outside London and southeast England.
“We have five universities in the world’s top 200, we rank first in the world in research productivity per unit of GDP and second in the world in research impact.
“Business operating costs for key functions can be almost a third lower here.
“This campaign will also send the message directly to the heart of US business community with print and online advertising running in The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Business Times, New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle.
Danny Cusick, President, Americas, Scottish Development International, said:
“SDI has seven offices across North America, including a significant presence in California, to provide support and collaboration opportunities for key North American companies.
“This campaign is part of a global drive to attract new investment to Scotland. There has been a significant level of inward investment success over the last 12 months, with Amazon, FMC Technologies and State Street all making significant investments in Scotland. SDI is building on this with a continued focus on securing new, sustainable jobs and opportunities.
“It is clear that Scotland remains a location of choice due to our winning combination of qualities, including our highly skilled and educated workforce and efficient operating costs.
“This is an excellent opportunity to highlight Scotland’s competitive advantages to some of California’s biggest companies.”
And here are some Upcoming Events at the Commonwealth Club:
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer Graces U.C. Hastings – Another Interview From “Legally Speaking” SeriesThursday, November 17th, 2011
For example, here’s yesterday’s joint, featuring United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer getting interviewd by UC Hastings Distinguished Professor David Faigman, an expert on constitutional theory:
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What were the topics? I have no idea. But Bob Egleko was there (with his pencil and notepad, since they don’t allow recordings), so check his report.
And I’ll be sure to upload video or link or whatever I can find in a week or two, pinky-swear.
“Legally Speaking: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer
11/16/2011 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
198 McAllister, Louis B Mayer Lounge
Legally Speaking is a series of probing interviews with prominent lawyers, judges and academics, co-produced by UC Hastings and California Lawyer.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer will join UC Hastings for a Legally Speaking interview. Justice Breyer is the third U.S. Supreme Court Justice to spend time at UC Hastings in the last 13 months. He will be interviewed by UC Hastings Distinguished Professor David Faigman, an expert on constitutional theory. Justice Breyer’s most recent book Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View will be the topic of discussion.”
And writer Bob Egelko was there so be sure to take a look.
RBG also paid a visit to Professor David Faigman‘s Constitutional Law class earlier in the day:
- Legally Speaking: Conversations with the Most Interesting Lawyers in the World
- Professor Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, UC Hastings Foundation Chair, Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law
- Professor David L. Faigman, John F. Digardi Distinguished Professor of Law, Director, UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy
A naval squadron fron Japan, consisting of two training ships, the Kashima and the Yamagiri, and an escorting destroyer, the Sawayuki, is blowing out of town today after docking at Pier 27 on Sunday.
As the free tours looked on Monday:
If only Tekka Sushi could have as warm a welcome.
Just what your fantail needs – a flock of Sea Sparrows:
Uh oh, they’re the old kind. Oh well. Hey, what’s the top speed of one of these things, anyway? What’s that, “fairly quick?” O.K.
Leave us depart.
Vaya con Gaia…
Seems that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is having a thing with Google’s Sergey Brin because Sergey criticized Mother Russia as being, among other things, nothing but “Nigeria with snow.”
Ouch. Hope that doesn’t cause too much trouble this week for Vladimir Putin’s favorite pet.
Ria Novosti/ Kremlin pool
Seems like he could fit in with the Silicon Valley crowd, but oh well.
Did the lighthouse keeper’s wife really tie up the kids on a leash when they played outside to keep them from falling into the ocean? That’s the story, anyway.
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Looks like that house might get sprayed with salt water sometimes.
See you there!
OMG! It’s the San Francisco Rocket Boat! Does it really go over 40 MPH on San Francisco Bay? Yes it does.
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Oh noes! Now it’s heading right towards the Delta Tower of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge!
But, good thing there’s a bar pilot on board. What’s that? There’s not?
On second thought, maybe it’s a Good Thing there’s no half-million dollar a year pilot on board. Rocket Boat managed to clear the tower and proceed back to Fisherman’s Wharf.