SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileNew Zealand should severely limit the import and use of tobacco and aim to become a smoke free nation by 2025, a parliamentary committee recommended Wednesday.The proposal to drastically cut smoking rates was welcomed by health workers and given cautious support by the government, which said the habit is a health hazard but that it would be difficult to completely eradicate it.The only other country with a similar policy is Finland, which plans to be smoke free by 2040, said the director of the anti smoking group Action on Smoking and Health, Ben Youdan. While the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan banned the sale of cigarettes in 2004, the availability of tobacco “has not fallen significantly” since, he said.”The goal is simple: We want tobacco consumption and smoking prevalence to be halved by 2015 across all demographics and New Zealand to be a smoke free nation by 2025,” the report said.Read moreWhat do you think about New Zealand’s target? Should Canada aim to be tobacco free?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.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileNo one tuning into the American Music Awards on Sunday night could have been expecting a display of decorum. The AMAs have always been the most dubious of the major music award shows crass as hell, with no pretense of rewarding true artistry. Sales is the main determiner of who wins, but there are also bizarre handouts that defy logic altogether.Last night, Whitney Houston took home the International Award of Excellence, for nothing more, it seems, than releasing a middling album and not collapsing during live performances.
It was really cold this morning (19F) when I left home so I hoped the 55 minutes it would take to get to the Buffalo park in town would allow for a nice warm up, but it was still in the 20’s when I got there. Could have used a headband, but otherwise, was OK clothing wise in a long sleeved shirt, gloves, and my fav Nike warm ups. Goal was 4 miles at easy pace, possibly to include some fast walking switch ups:.
I recently took a trip from Detroit to Chicago (a little over 300 miles) and I can say that the more you drive the car the more familiar you become with it capabilities. I still being pretty conservative with when I stop to charge and how long for long trips but I expect as I take more trips I be able to “push it” a little when it comes to limiting stops and charge times. With your situation, I think you find it more than doable to own an EV.