Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Promotion methods aside, this $500 beauty is quite the light, with military grade build quality, the ability to select from over 1,000 possible light settings from zero to 30 lumens, and a titanium finish that makes this both strong and light.
Ewww. Seems like there are some characters that the public shouldn't be allowed to see age. This is one of them.
It sounds very ambitious and implementation of some of these measure will take until 2015. However, some groups are already complaining about the slow pace.
The ruling came after Steven Cranley pleaded guilty on Tuesday to several charges stemming from an assault on a former girlfriend.
Cranley, who has been diagnosed with a dependent personality disorder, attacked his girlfriend in an argument after their breakup.
He tried to prevent her from phoning the police by cutting her phone cord and punched and kicked her. He finally stabbed himself with a butcher knife when police did arrive, puncturing his aorta.
Doctors say Cranley has difficulty coping with rejection and runs a high risk to re-offend if he becomes involved in another intimate relationship.
Sam The Record Man’s contents are going to be auctioned off, including the neon signs, on Wednesday, June 27th at 10:30 a.m. (I guess the 18,000-plus people who signed up for the Save Sam’s Sign Facebook group didn’t persuade anyone to do anything).
From the auction house: “Outdoor neon records, unique neon signage, Olde English Shoe shine stations, Antique English Pub Bars, Store Fixtures, Marquee Signs, Pos and Security systems, Musical Instruments, Plus much more!”
Thursday, June 14, 2007
First they dropped Skittles candy and apple slices on the school's dining hall floor for different lengths of time. Then they swabbed the food for samples and checked for any bacteria.
Their conclusions may be a relief to those who rescue fallen food: it took more than 30 seconds for bacteria to cultivate on the apple slices, which represented wet food. As for the Skittles, which stood in for dry food, it took longer than a minute.
Project Kryptic, which has been in the works for more than 11 months, was carried out with "surgical precision" mostly in the Jane and Finch area, but also in neighbourhoods across Toronto, Barrie, and Peel, York, Durham and Niagara regions and included 130 search warrants and 60 arrests.
Nearly 700 officers seized dozens of firearms, ammunition and other weapons, as well as over 30 kilograms of cocaine, 9 kilograms of hash oil and "several pounds" of marijuana.
Do the math, with 1.3 billion people, about 1.1 billion have the 100 most popular last names, an average 11 million each.There are 93 million named Wang, 92 million people shared the name Li, 88 million are Zhang. At least 7 other names, including Chen, Zhou and Lin (where's Chang?) are shared by 20 million people each.
To alleviate this problem they are letting parents combine their family names to create a new name for their children.
I have a few named Lindsay, Paris and Britney!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Kellogg also announced that it would stop using licensed characters or branded toys to promote foods unless the products meet the nutrition guidelines.
The changes will apply to about half of the products that Kellogg currently markets to children worldwide, including Froot Loops and Apple Jacks cereals and some varieties of Pop Tarts.
Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton is leading Barack Obama 33% to 22%. Al Gore (undeclared) has 15% and John Edwards has 8%.
Among Republicans, Rudy Giuliani is leading Fred Thompson (undeclared) 27% to 21%. John McCain has 12% and Mitt Romney has 10%.
But look at the head-to-head match-ups. Giuliani would easily defeat Clinton 49% to 39%. Yet Obama would beat Giuliani 46% to 41% and even Edwards would beat Giuliani 46% to 43%.
So it appears that the Democrats may be heading towards another presidential election loss. That is difficult to understand considering the unpopularity of the sitting Republican president.
Americans vote by character. Even if it’s Clinton vs. Giuliani, Giuliani will win, not because he is “better” than Clinton, but because he has stuck to his principles, favoring gun control, gay rights and access to abortion within a party that favours none of these. On the other hand, Clinton has morphed into a new person over the last couple years (moving away from leftist positions in order to appeal to centrists and Republicans). In both cases, Clinton and Giuliani have had trouble convincing their respective party bases (the far right and far left) of their credentials, which is why neither has a commanding lead.
Huang Wenge, township head of Bujia in the southeastern province of Jiangxi, and colleague Xia Jianzhong were sentenced to 18 months and one year in jail, respectively, for not stopping the project, Xinhua said.
"Huang Wenge and Xia Jianzhong, who were in charge of road management and supervision, did not ask the contractors to provide certificates guaranteeing their proficiency," it said, citing the court ruling."When they knew the bridge was being built by a blind contractor, they did not stop it," it said, adding the contractor had changed the blueprint without getting a professional to look at the design. After the blind contractor changed the blueprint, he carried out the work only using a roughly drawn draft of the plan, which caused the bridge to collapse," the report said.
Xinhua did not explain how the contractor was able to run the project considering his inability to see.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
The animal rights campaign group have written to Paris asking her to use her time behind bars to empathise with cooped up chickens.
PETA's Dan Mathews said: "We're asking Paris to narrate our Kentucky Fried Cruelty video showing how chickens are routinely crammed into tiny cages and suffer broken wings and legs. Unlike inmates at the jail in Los Angeles, these animals get no reprieve or medical treatment.