SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfilePhiladelphia Phillies pitcher Roy (Doc) Halladay threw the second no hitter in post season history, leading his team over the Cincinnati Reds 4 0 in Game 1 of the NL division series Wednesday.Don Larsen is the only other pitcher to throw a post season no hitter. He threw a perfect game for the New York Yankees in the 1956 World Series against Brooklyn. The 54th anniversary of Larsen’s gem is this Friday.”It’s surreal, it really is,” Halladay said.
Everyone seems pleased as punch over the United States’ 121 medals at the Rio Olympics, a national record for a non boycotted Games. I’m not. Because on the list I’m looking at right now, the Americans are sitting at a thoroughly mediocre 43rd in the medal standings.
As Peter Sims comments in his excellent book “Little Bets,” Microsoft does well when it has a common enemy, and when it doesn’t, tends to become complacent. The same is true for most companies, and most tribes within them. Notice that “spare parts” includes knowledge and abilities.
Bioplastics. Plastics can be made from plant matter rather than hydrocarbons. Some plant based bioplastics already exist; for example, packing peanuts, which can be made from starch instead of styrofoam. Keep in mind, you should feel comfortable when wearing your new swimsuit. If you’re into swimming, I recommend a one piece swimsuit. Find a suit that provides comfortable shoulder straps, along with a stretchy fabric that won’t creep up the backside when you swim.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileThe study, published in the August edition of the journal Injury Prevention and conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba and the University of Ottawa, suggests cyclists are much more likely to wear helmets and avoid injuries if they live in a province with a mandatory helmet law.Read moreThere is little consistency across Canada in terms of helmet use legislation. British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick all have mandatory helmet legislation for people of all ages.Would you like to see mandatory helmet laws in your province? If you cycle, do you wear a helmet?Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests.