Periodical Writing Samples

Professional Squash – 2007 Pace Canadian Squash Classic in Toronto

One retired past champion couldn’t stay away from the 2007 Pace Canadian Squash Classic in Toronto. Jonathan Power graced his hometown tournament as player chairman, sharing a few laughs with the pros, hitting a few balls with Egypt’s Ramy Ashour, and basking in the kind of adulation

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Public meeting: Bloor West Village

originally published in the Bloor West Villager There’s nothing like a good action movie to take my mind off my troubles. I used to like walking to the local theatre, but since the Humber shut down, that luxury is gone. So, instead of a film, I caught

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Air care products

Originally published in Canadian Grocer Magazine.Air care products smell good to consumers, and manufacturers and retailers savour their sweet bouquet of profit. Jonathan Mitrovich’s space analysis reports for the grocery industry tell a long term success story. In 1995, 15 to 20 air care product listings occupied

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Household Cleaners

Originally published in Canadian Grocer Magazine. Make them convenient to buy, convenient to use, and more effective than ever. That’s what Canadians want from today’s household cleaning products. “Consumers are looking for convenient products that will save them time and effort without sacrificing performance,” says Joyce Law,

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Outsourcing/offshoring

Originally published in The Lawyers Weekly It’s already happened for a variety of manufacturing, accounting and information technology companies who seek cost advantages that Canadian industry can’t match. How easily could Canadian lawyers offshore legal services to better serve their clients? More easily than you might think.

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Oxford Knee Replacement

Harvey Black reminisces: “20 years ago, I tore cartilage in my knee playing tennis. I had arthroscopy and I was playing tennis again a few days later.” “It was great, but nobody told me it was just a long-term band-aid. It swelled constantly. I had to ice

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Abnormal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

“If your garden hose bulges in one spot, it’s obviously weak there,” is how Dr. John You analogizes an aneurysm, the weakening and potential rupture of a blood vessel. “You can wrap the weak spot on the hose with duct tape to strengthen it. Now, we can

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Physical Network Security

Originally published in Communications and Networking Every day, network administrators stand guard over their employers’ data. After years in the trenches, many justifiably take pride in their virtual defences. Send a virus their way? They have that base covered. Wi-fi access? Watertight. Clumps of spam threatening to

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Wireless Exploits

There are many wireless breakthroughs occurring, which is good news for structured cabling vendors and installers. As one vendor put it, wireless access at everyone’s fingertips ultimately puts added demands on a cabling infrastructure.

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Wireless Networking — Opinion

The last 2005 edition of Communications and Networking contained reflections from 1997 staffers about the state of the industry. One of these marvelled at how she orders coffee while surfing the Web. Her key observation: “…technology that makes an impact with consumers ultimately finds its way into

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