03/09/2009 - 00:00

The lighter note

03/09/2009 - 00:00


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Short and sweet

Rebranding is all the go these days, even for industry bodies.

It seems it's out with the acronyms and in with easy words that people can remember.

The latest is the Association of Consulting Engineers Australia, which is proposing to change its name to Consult Australia with a strap line of Business/Engineering/Design to accompany it.

The Note has to say it may make life easier for the ACEA's local executive officer, Jo Watson, whose marvellous Scottish accent can confuse receptionists when she lets them know which organisation she represents.

A tidy sum

Our little note about the publication of Lotterywest's history hit the mark with BankWest economist Alan Langford, who is always on the spot when it comes to carbon dating values.

Readers may recall the first ever lottery prize from the commission was £1,000, won by a girl in her early teens.

The Note thought this would be a tidy sum these days. Mr Langford couldn't resist bringing that into better focus.

The prize would be worth $82,691 in today's terms.

He said it ...

"It's déjà vu all over again." - Woodside's Nebraskan boss Don Voelte this week, using the words of legendary baseballer Yogi Berra to describe the similarities between the Browse LNG project and the North West Shelf 30 years ago.



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