Regular readers know my opposition to technology that takes a driver mind and eyes off the road. And that extends beyond talking or texting on a mobile phone. Like LaHood, I believe in vehicle touch screen and voice recognition software, such as MyFord Touch and the Cadillac CUE system to name a few, can be just as distracting to a driver as a mobile phone..
The International Herald Tribune, at the same time, has been running some stories on how Swedes are dealing with immigrants. Maybe the high ranking on Sweden being non discriminatory has ramifications. As in many Nordic countries, some residents are concerned about the generous welfare benefits that go to refugees and other immigrants.
Looking to add a new companion to the family? There are dozens of cuddly canines up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Kansas City, so you won’t have to look far to find the perfect new pal.Hoodline used data from Petfinder to power this roundup of dogs available for adoption near you. Read on to meet some friendly, furry locals.(Details like pet availability, training, vaccinations and other features are based on data provided by Petfinder and may be subject to change; contact the shelter for the latest information.)Cowboy, Great PyreneesCowboy is a handsome male Great Pyrenees dog staying at Lucky 13 Rescue Inc.Cowboy is friendly as can be and he’ll get along great with children, cats or dogs. He’s neutered, has had all his shots and is already house trained.Here’s what Cowboy’s friends at Lucky 13 Rescue Inc.
Bursting with bold colors and prints contrasting with oak floors and steel sculptures, Haymarket Hotel features a modern English interior, designed by duo Tim and Kit Kemp. For a drink, head to the lively bar Brumus, or stroll downstairs to the magnificent pool area, featuring a pseudo sunset light installation and stainless steel bar where you sure to make a splash. According to one TripAdvisor traveler, lounge areas are comfortable and, again, stunningly decorated.
All of these plans and goals are easier to talk about than achieve, however. Russia has long held on again, off again dreams of becoming an Asian power. In the 19th century, the Tsars tried and failed to build a massive empire across the northern Pacific stretching from Siberia to California.
Ridley Scott certainly kept himself busy this year. In the latest chapter of this deep space horror franchise, a colony ship makes a fatal detour on a planet filled with our favorite aliens. Accompanied by an all star cast, Michael Fassbender is on double duty with two fantastic performances.