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Why Santa is the Leader in Supply Chain Management -- Only an elusive professional known by his various regional identities such as St. Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle or simply "Santa Claus" could possible manage the adversity and diversity that the Christmas supply chain demands of him. His reputation speaks for itself. He has been in business for as long as I can remember and yet his business remains headquartered in the far north, in a land of perpetual snow.
Alternative fossil fuel.
Energy alternative: Shale gas extraction in the US -- As this winter's freezing weather puts great pressure on gas supplies, countries are using new technology to exploit existing energy reserves. The US is extracting gas from shale rock, cutting bills for consumers, and reducing the country's reliance on foreign suppliers.
Getting from here to there.
Insurance Institute Names Top Safety Picks for 2011 -- Sixty-six models -- including 40 cars, 25 sport utility vehicles and one minivan -- earned the Top Safety Pick award. Only 27 vehicles received that distinction last year after the Insurance Institute added a roof-strength parameter to its test criteria.
You may have never guessed, but I'm OBSESSED with chess. So this is awesome.
Samuel Sevian, nine, is youngest ever US chess master -- A nine-year-old boy from California has become the youngest-ever chess master in the US. Samuel Sevian, from Santa Clara, was awarded the title by the US Chess Federation following a match in San Francisco.