Cattle (Photo credit: CameliaTWU)
Health officials say the diseased cow never entered the human food chain and U.S. dairy and beef products are safe. It is the first confirmed case in the U.S. since 2006.
The first confirmed case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 surfaced in California’s Central Valley on Tuesday, triggering concerns about food safety. But health officials stressed that the diseased animal never entered the human food chain and that U.S. beef and dairy products are safe.
April 24, 2012 in Emergencies, Environmental Issues, Food, health, News, The United States of America
Tagged Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, California, Cattle, central valley, cow, disease, Food chain, food safety, health, mad cow, safe, United States, United States Department of Agriculture
David Miller‘s original plan for Transit City will go ahead. The debate is over and it’s time to move on. It is pointless to delay building transit in Toronto and we should accept the conclusion. According to the original plan, if Transit City was started on time the Sheppard portion would have been completed by 2014. Hopefully the province will get it done quickly and on budget. Any further delays will add to the overall costs. Oddly enough construction on the Sheppard portion of the LRT will not begin until 2014, in a municipal election year. Is it a coincidence? Rob Ford may want to consider leaving this issue alone during the next election. Let’s look at the Downtown Relief Line (DRL), or something else. Unless he has a Federal ace card up his sleeve he may find himself on the wrong side again.
David Miller (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Posted in LRT, Public Transit, Toronto
Tagged David Miller, downtown relief line, Eglinton, finch, LRT, rob ford, Sheppard, Sheppard Line, subways, Toronto, Transit City, TTC, wikipedia, YRT
Google 的貼牌冰箱（Google refrigerator） (Photo credit: Aray Chen)
So what really makes Google GDrive better than Microsoft SkyDrive? Probably not a whole lot; in terms of drive space. However what Google is achieving is synergy between all of its offerings. With the introduction of Google GDrive you can, in a sense, really live online. Of course there is the issue of privacy and trust, but it seems that people really don’t care. GDrive is available on all devices, with the nagging exception of the Blackberry; which I am blogging from at the moment. With GDrive live will ChromeOS take hold? What does this mean for Apple? Will Dropbox or Box.net get bought out? How about Facebook? The next few months will be interesting indeed!
Posted in Android, Google, Linux, Microsoft, Technology
Tagged Apple, box.net, cloud, Dropbox, Facebook, gdrive, Google, Google Docs, google drive, icloud, Internet, Linux, Microsoft, ms, office365, online, Skydrive, Wall Street Journal, Windows Live SkyDrive
Do you love TV? Then you will love Crackle! It is a great little app and if you’re a fan of watching TV Crackle gives you free viewing of old and new shows. It would be nice to see this application, along with others, added to Apple TV. I am still waiting for BBC, Livestation and a few other web services on the AppleTV; making it the killer device. Some other nice additions would be Tetris, Angry Birds and a better remote. Just saying!
Outline of a cloud containing text 'The Cloud' (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Google Drive to offer free storage in the cloud
Google is expected to shortly launch a major new consumer service offering cloud-based storage for photos and other online content.
The effort – dubbed Google Drive – is likely to offer 5GB (gigabytes) of free storage with more available for a monthly fee. It would challenge services including Dropbox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive. Experts suggest it could also force rival Facebook to enter the cloud market.
April 24, 2012 in Android, Google, Hardware, Linux, Netbooks, Technology, Ubuntu
Tagged Android, chrome, Chrome OS, chromebook, cloud, Cloud computing, Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, gdrive, Gigabyte, Google, google android, google drive, gOS, Microsoft, OS, Skydrive, wikipedia, Windows Live SkyDrive
Posted in Memorial, Music
Tagged Billy Bryans, bryans, cancer, celebrities, Conditions and Diseases, entertainment, health, Lung, lung cancer, parachute club, Support Groups, Video, www youtube
Has our world gone upside down? False allegations against teachers and why it’s not like the old days anymore
We expect teachers to be educators, psychologist and the parent. However what do you do when children make false allegations?
A substitute teacher, was investigated after a student made false allegations over a banana. Unfortunately there is no middle ground and common sense. One false accusation will destroy a teacher. We hardly even have male teachers in school. There must be consequences for false allegations, however what is the solution? Is education like the good old days? Maybe we need video camera‘s in the class? What do we do about parachute parents or bad teachers?
April 24, 2012 in Canada, Education, News
Tagged Allegation, BC, education, Educators, false, False accusations, Men, NASUWT, people, teacher, Violence and Abuse
Now is that evil or what? It was almost like she hired me just to get my kidney
A New York Long Island woman said she was fired after she donated a kidney to help save the life of her boss.
Debbie Stevens, a 47-year-old divorced mother of two, filed a formal complaint with the New York State Human Rights Commission last Friday, claiming her boss used her for her organ then fired her “after the woman got what she wanted.” Stevens’ boss, 61-year-old Jackie Brucia, is one of the West Islip controllers for Atlantic Automotive Group, a billion-dollar dealership operator. Brucia hired Stevens in January 2009 as an assistant. “She just started treating me horribly, viciously, inhumanly after the surgery,” Stevens told ABCNews.com. “It was almost like she hired me just to get my kidney.”
April 24, 2012 in News
Tagged Atlantic Automotive Group, Debbie Stevens, donate, Human Rights, Jackie Brucia, kidney, Long Island, New York, New York State Human Rights Commission, NY, Stevens, West Islip New York