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Five ventures, all winners. Yvette Adams wins more awards

Adams got a trophy, memorial plaque and cash prize for the Entrepreneurial Award. In addition, she will receive 12 months of mentoring from 10 of the top executives including those from Google, GBST and the Queensland government.

Opportunity knocks as “Hoarse Whisperer” rasps

Chemist chain, Chemmart, have seized a cheeky opportunity, launching an online advertising campaign to promote throat lozenges in the wake of the “Hoarse Whisperer” internet sensation. Jim Jacques, formerly known as the voice of harness racing in South Australia, earned the moniker of “The Hoarse Whisperer” after losing his voice while calling an event at Globe Derby Park earlier this week. Here's the video.

Great scientific achievements by women in history

The fields of science and technology are undeniably dominated by men. However, the contributions of women in these areas has been overlooked and underestimated throughout history. At the recent 2009 Women in Technology (WiT) Awards presentation, WiT President and i.lab CEO Anne-Marie Birkill delivered a keynote address in which she lauded the little-known achievements of female scientists and technologists, and called for greater acknowledgement and support for women today. Here is an edited extract from Birkill’s speech.

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