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UK Business Secretary volunteers for Shooting Star CHASE

One thing you can say about plastic bags is that they are goodfor advertising a message. In a campaign to encourage volunteering, the UK’sbusiness secretary Vince Cable was photographed modelling this charity plasticbag while volunteering on Friday the 13th January in a hospicecharity shop in west London, according to the Shooting Star Chase websitetoday.

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Terrorist link to bottled water

Seeing a Baader-Meinhof terrorist entering court clutching a PET bottle, in a photo in today’s Independent, reminded the Blog that carrying a plastic bottle around all day has one key advantage: protection from malicious poisoning.   No doubt Ms Verena Becker, formerly of the Red Army Faction (which started as the Baader-Meinhof gang), chose to […]

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Eddie Izzard meets ICIS reporter

ICIS reporter Mark Victory’s tale of meeting Eddie Izzard this week fits nicely into the Blog’s long-running series on chemical folk meeting the stars. He writes …   It’s Monday lunchtime in deepest darkest Dagenham, in Essex, UK, and I am shaking the hand of comedy legend Eddie Izzard.  The sun is shining and a […]

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William S Cohen, former US Secretary of Defence to speak at NPRA 2010

William S Cohen, former US Secretary of Defence is to speak at this year’s NPRA International Petrochemical Conference, San Antonio, 28-30 March 2010, the NPRA announced in an email to members on 6 January:   “A much sought-after expert on defense (sic), economic, and international issues, Secretary Cohen offers a prospective and revealing examination of […]

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More Darling Headlines

Just a quick PS, following on from my “The Joy of Headlines” posting on Monday, I couldn’t resist this one in today’s Times: “Oh no Darling! You’ve failed.”   Only the Sun today goes one better, perfectly linking my Headlines and Tiger Woods postings, with its headline today which was read out on Newsnight last […]

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CIA Dinner – lower numbers but greater stamina

The ICIS contingent at last night’s Chemical Industries Association (CIA) dinner has now recovered sufficiently to be able to string a few words together about the event…   A great time was had by all in the Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Thursday evening at the CIA’s annual dinner. The CIA […]

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Celebrities in Chemicals

Bowing to popular pressure, the Blog today launched a new category: “Celebrities in Chemicals,” which has gathered together recent postings on: Park Ji Sung (May) Kim Jong Il (May) Vivienne Westwood (May) Adam Lambert (May) Mikhail Gorbachev (April) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (March) George Clooney (March)

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Oily Presidential Candidates

Presidential Candidates

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