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Good to Know…Week of June 14, 2010


The 8 Most Important Videos of the Gulf Oil Disaster

In a larger-than-life event like the Gulf Oil disaster,
words can only do so much to portray the bitterness, anguish, and absurdity of
the situation. We must also rely on images and video to document the tragedy.
We’ve shown you some of the pictures. Below, we take a look at 8 of the most
important Deepwater Horizon disaster-related videos, both serious and humorous.

To read this article, go to: Fastcompany.com

Facebook Emerges as Tool for Oil Spill Response Team

WASHINGTON–Government officials responding to the Gulf of
Mexico oil spill have been checking Facebook a lot while at the office, and
that’s OK with U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jim Hoeft.

He and his team aren’t looking for their friends’ status
updates, but instead are part of one of the first government initiatives to use
social networking sites from Facebook to Twitter to YouTube and RSS feeds to
spread public awareness about the Obama administration’s positions on a major

To read this article, go to: Miami Herald


NFL Technology is in Play on the Battlefield

Don’t you just love Monday Night
Football? The excitement of the National Football League, the glitz and the
celebration of two NFL teams bashing the heck out of each other to move the
ball forward for our amusement is not to be missed. And, unlike Major League
Baseball, which lets bad calls stand even though everyone in the entire freakin’
world knows they’re wrong, the NFL has instant replay to make
sure the referees’
are making the right calls. It’s just one more reason why
baseball will continue to lose fans while football has no such problems.

And the military is taking notice.

To read this article, go to: GCN


Your Coding System: How’s That Working For You?

Coding systems should exist to track trends and guide
prevention efforts to reduce future losses. However, it appears many coding
systems used within our industry haven’t been updated in years or
have lost sight of their true purpose. As a famous TV celebrity would say, “So
how is that working for you?” Predictably, most answers
will be an “it’s not” reply.
If your system falls into this category, don’t wait for a monetary
allotment or a significant block of time to make some changes.

To read this article, go to: Public Entity Risk Institute

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