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Kempton Lam
Works at ideas Revolution
Attended University of Calgary
Lived in Calgary, Canada
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Documentarian / Independent Reporter / Consultant / Computer Scientist
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For the ten years from 1991 - 2001, Kempton was involved in two of the largest safety & mission critical software projects in Canada: Canadian Automated Air Traffic System for Transport Canada, and then Iris Digital Communications System for the Canadian Department of National Defence.

For the ten years from 2001 - 2011, Kempton recharged his battery by getting an MBA, made a nationally archived feature-length documentary, and has been taking different paths in trying to be good in things that interested him.

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Kempton's first feature-length documentary Long Hair Revolution (2005) is preserved in Library and Archives Canada's permanent collection "for the benefit of present and future generations".
Education
  • University of Calgary
    MBA, Business Administration, 2001 - 2003
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
    Producer Emergence Program Certificate, TV & Film Production, 2006 - 2006
  • University of Toronto
    B.Sc., Specialist Program in Computer Science for Data Management, 1987 - 1991
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啱啱睇完《我的女兒麥明詩—一張白紙到10優的培育經歷》, 寫一個簡短嘅所謂”書評”, 同大家分享我對本書嘅一啲睇法. https://ca8hk.wordpress.com/2016/10/20/parenting-my-daughter-louisa-book-review/
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啱啱睇完麥何小娟 (Silvia)嘅新書《我的女兒麥明詩—一張白紙到10優的培育經歷》. 同大家分享我對呢本書嘅一啲睇法, 寫一個簡短嘅所謂”書評”. 我少寫書評, 通常係我鍾意嘅書我先寫. 幾年前係大贊Alice 寫嘅「股神」畢菲特傳記 The Snowball, 本書有960頁, 所以我可以用個特別方式, 寫咗一個非常詳盡嘅”書評̶…
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#TIFF2016 #MasterClass #StandByMe #ThePrincessBride #RobReiner #WhenHarryMetSally #AFewGoodMen #ThisIsSpinalTap //Director/writer/actor/producer Rob Reiner has built a remarkable body of work in comedy and drama, which has cemented his place in contemporary culture and consciousness. His career has spanned decades, from writing for The Smothers Brothers and All in the Family (and his iconic role as Michael Stivic), to a spectacular filmmaking career with standout features including: Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, A Few Good Men, This Is Spinal Tap, Misery, and the poignant Being Charlie. Reiner returns to TIFF with his new film LBJ, to discuss the versatility of his career in film and television, and his commitment to social justice on and off screen.// https://youtu.be/UV7weiap_GM?t=2m50s
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#ArcOfTheMoralUniverse Unfortunately, “on Saturday the story took an even more tragic turn when Omran’s older brother, 10-year-old Ali Daqneesh, died from the injuries he sustained in t…
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Dear Car Key, Have I told you lately that I love you?
You look so charming in the ignition.
The passenger side window added a sense of mystique.
The four locked car doors woke me up that I have indeed not told you lately that I love you!
Car key my dear, you rank real high up in my world (of inanimate objects)!
Thanks to my epic awesome neighbour Shane who gallantly answered your call of help to deliver my wife's key!
My dear car key, you and I were speedily united in less than half and hour later!
Here is Rod's cover of "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?" just for you, my dear car key!
P.S. This is my first and hopefully last time we separate like this! #WtfMe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ4NAZPi2js
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Small business owners: Go Walmart Go! in the battle with VISA re sky high fees! http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/walmart-visa-credit-card-payment-fees-1.3639473
Many small businesses are cheering on Walmart for taking on Visa in a public battle over credit card fees. Smaller merchants feel gouged by transaction fees and hope the public dispute will lead to change.
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Thanks to reporter Kwan Chun Hoi (關震海) for taking time to be interviewed by me to set the records straight for this headlines grabbing story in Hong Kong. This scandalous news story was first broken by FactWire News Agency 傳真社 on June 9th. https://kempton.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/setting-facts-straight-in-tung-ah-pui-village-illegal-villas-investigation/
On June 9th, 2016, the scandalous story of “[Hong Kong] Villas occupied by former [HK gov] official and wealthy businessmen ‘built illegally’ on government land in prized Tai Tam area” …
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Worth a watch "Wang & Fung: Tensions between China and Hong Kong and update report in the semi-autonomous territory" //即使ViuTV唔播,呢個世界上仲有 YouTube,以下係馮敬恩同王丹喺日本嘅記者會全記錄片段。// [HT 黃之鋒 Joshua] https://youtu.be/fQSJz7sROCQ?t=6m20s
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Curmudgeons is a short film (FREE on Vimeo) directed by Danny DeVito and produced by him and his son & daughter. As it is a ~15 minute short film, I won't say anything as I don't want to spoil anything. Enjoy. (Yes, I cried a little.) https://vimeo.com/159449591
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt just gained a ton of respect from me re how he spent his acting fee for Snowden. Hint: He didn't use it to buy a house. #ACLU https://youtu.be/jbT19qWqtPo?t=24m10s
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#MiceStudyWarning #ProofOfConcept #NatureNanoscience
//A strain called MC-1(T), originally found in a low-oxygen region of water in the Pettaquamscutt Estuary in Rhode Island, also naturally navigates toward areas of low oxygen. That's handy because the fastest-growing part of a tumour — the area that should be targeted by chemotherapy drugs — also tends to be low in oxygen, as the growing cells consume oxygen so quickly.
That means when MC-1 bacteria are near a tumour, they'll naturally navigate toward the fastest-growing cancer cells — exactly where you might want it to deliver a load of drugs.
"You target not just the tumour, but the strategic location in the tumour where you expect to have the maximum therapeutic effect," Martel said. "Their instinct is to want to go to this thing. We just help them … we give them enough freedom so they can swim around obstacles."[...]
They found that on average, about 55 per cent of the 100 million bacteria they injected into each mouse made it to the low-oxygen areas of the tumour, they reported in the journal Nature Nanoscience this week.
While the study suggests this strategy could work, many further tests need to be done before the technology could be tested on human cancer patients.
Because it was a proof-of-concept study, the researchers haven't yet analyzed the effect of the delivered drugs on the tumour.
Nor do they know how the immune system of monkeys or humans would react to the bacterial injection.//
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/bacteria-drug-delivery-tumour-martel-1.3723594 Note0: Journal reference Nature Nanoscience (free readable copy, can't print/download): http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/Nnano.2016.137 Note1: Computer engineering is cool! "The study was led by Sylvain Martel, a professor of computer engineering at Polytechnique Montreal, who has been trying for 15 years to develop a way to direct chemotherapy drugs to a tumour."
Canadian scientists say they have found a way to direct special bacteria to carry chemotherapy drugs straight into the most active part of a cancerous tumour.
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Opponents of the IEX argued that the structure of the new exchange would add unnecessary new complexities to an already complex stock market.
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Looking forward to meeting and learning from Mr. Richard Plepler, HBO Chairman & CEO, in a few hours. As co-president from 2007 to 2012, Richard was responsible for green-lighting of successful series including True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom and Game of Thrones, as well as first season Emmy® Award-winners Girls and Veep. If you can't make it to Banff this year, here are about two hours of video you can watch online. https://kempton.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/2-hours-of-richard-plepler-hbo-ceo-before-banff-visit/
Richard Plepler, HBO Chairman & CEO (named to this position in January 2013), will be coming to Banff World Media Festival in 7 days to participate in a feature conversation (Company of Distinc…
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