Oktoberfest Visitors Tried to Steal Nearly 100,000 Beer Mugs

Let’s talk about stealing glassware: If you go out for drinks on the regular, chances are you’ve at least wanted to take a glass home with you. Glassware can be alluring for all sorts of reasons: a logo, a particular shape and style, and sentimental value. (Even Rihanna can’t resist.) But different places have different policies on how to walk out with a glass. For instance, at a brewery, usually they sell their glasses—and if you like the brewery, you damn well should support them by paying. But compounding the issue, on the other end of the spectrum, some bartenders just don’t want to know or look the other way and just leave it at that. Then again, some places don’t mind as long as you ask. It’s a minefield really, so the moral: Try to know what the policy is and follow it. Don’t be a jerk. At the annual Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, the policy is apparently don’t steal your drinking stein. How do we know? Well, because the festival releases stats from the event, and organizers say that, in 2019, stewards confiscated a whopping 96,912 beer mugs from people attempting to swipe them either in the drinking tents or as they att...

Office workers could easily spend more than half of their waking hours at the workplace, but

Office workers could easily spend more than half of their waking hours at the workplace, but more hours in the office may not equal to greater productivity, especially when the office is far from being a comfortable place. According to the Healthiest Workplace 2018 survey by AIA Vitality, organisations in Malaysia lost 73.1 days of work time per employee in a year on average, due to absenteeism and “presenteeism”. Absenteeism refers to the actual absence of employees from work, while “presenteeism” here means an employee clocks in but is unable to perform work due to health issues, loss of concentration from lack of sleep, or stress, among others. Read alsoHousing minister and developers find inspiration in the Far EastLessons from Japan’s public housingEdgeProp Study Tour: An opportunity to gain ideas and networkWhy we need air quality regulationsCreating values worth paying forHow do we prevent bad indoor air quality? In the long term, companies that promote and protect workers’ health could do better in avoiding undue sick leave and disability, minimising medical costs as well as costs associated with high turnover such as training, and enhance long-term productivity, a...

Fission Uranium Underground-Only PFS Results: Reduced CAPEX, Strong OPEX, Minimized Surface Footprint

Results highlight the enhanced economics and environmental aspects for the Shallow Depth, High-Grade Triple R deposit KELOWNA, BC, Sept. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - FISSION URANIUM CORP. (“Fission” or “the company”) is pleased to announce the results of a prefeasibility study for an underground-only mining scenario, conducted by Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. ”RPA”, and entitled “Pre-Feasibility Study on the Patterson Lake South Property Using Underground Mining Methods” (the “U/G PFS”) for its’ PLS property in Canada’s Athabasca Basin region. The U/G PFS follows the results of an earlier PFS report outlining a hybrid mine approach using both open pit and underground techniques (the “Hybrid PFS”). The U/G PFS highlights a substantial reduction in CAPEX and time requirements for construction of the Triple R mine due to simplified water control measures for underground mining. With the U/G PFS, access to the deposit is envisaged via a decline from land.  The revised mining method eliminates the need for a system of dykes and slurry walls, dewatering and overburden removal and results in a reduction of 90% of t...

Regular Hackaday readers may recall that a little less than a year ago, I had the

Regular Hackaday readers may recall that a little less than a year ago, I had the opportunity to explore a shuttered Toys “R” Us before the new owners gutted the building. Despite playing host to the customary fixture liquidation sale that takes place during the last death throes of such an establishment, this particular location was notable because of how much stuff was left behind. It was now the responsibility of the new owners to deal with all the detritus of a failed retail giant, from the security camera DVRs and point of sale systems to the boxes of employee medical records tucked away in a back office. The resulting article and accompanying YouTube video were quite popular, and the revelation that employee information including copies of social security cards and driver’s licenses were left behind even secured Hackaday and yours truly a mention in the New York Post. As a result of the media attention, it was revealed that the management teams of several other stores were similarly derelict in their duty to properly dispose of Toys “R” Us equipment and documents. Ironically, I too have been somewhat derelict in my duty to the good readers of Hackaday. I liberated several ...

Wins for Man United, Arsenal as Europa League kicks off

STOCKHOLM – Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka scored his first goal for the club as they beat 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0, while Manchester United’s 17-year-old Mason Greenwood secured a 1-0 win over FC Astana as the Europa League group stage began on Thursday. Joe Willock put Arsenal ahead in the first half with a deflected shot that flew in off the underside of the crossbar, but Frankfurt battled gamely until midfielder Dominik Kohr was sent off for picking up two yellow cards in the second half. Londoner Saka, 18, added a second with a superb curling shot in the 85th minute and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slotted home a third to secure all three points for the Premier League side in the Group F clash in Germany. It was Frankfurt’s first loss in Europe in 16 games stretching back to 2006, and the win put Arsenal top of the group ahead of Standard Liege, who beat Vitoria Guimaraes of Portugal 2-0 at home. Despite plenty of chances, Manchester United struggled to break down Kazakh side Astana until Greenwood got his first goal for the Old Trafford club in the 72rd minute of the Group L tie. Partizan Belgrade, hit with a two-match stadium ban by UEFA because of racist act...

SURREY EVENTS: Music, comedy at Elim Village’s Health and Wellness Fair, and more

Langley Ukulele Ensemble will perform during the Health and Wellness Fair planned at Surrey’s Elim Village on Friday, Oct. 18, along with comedian Bob Stromberg and MaryAnne Connor, from NightShift Street Ministries, as guest speakers. See listing under Health. “Bed & Breakfast”: Arts Club on Tour production at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage from Oct. 9 to 19. “A charming comedy about being out and finding home” written by Mark Crawford. “When Brett inherits a family estate, he and his partner, Drew, move to a quiet little tourist town to set up a B&B. But will these big city boys face friction in their new community? With dozens of hilarious characters all portrayed by two actors, it’s a heartfelt comedy about ‘being out,’ skeletons in the closet, and finding a place to call home.” Info: 604-501-5566, tickets.surrey.ca. “View From a Window” at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall (13450 104 Ave.) on Thursday, Oct. 10, starting at 2 p.m. “What does it mean to be a senior in today’s world? The Seniors Create Project delved into this question through a multi-year process of gathering the stories and lived experiences of Metro Vancouver seniors. The result is this one-act play...

8-year-old Kansas boy struck, hurt while crossing highway on bik

Authorities say an 8-year-old boy on a bicycle was seriously hurt when a sport utility vehicle crashed into him as rode across a highway in central Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the boy was struck around 6:40 p.m. Sunday while crossing U.S. 56 in Ellinwood. The boy and the bike weren’t in the crosswalk at the time of the wreck. The crash report says the boy was taken to a hospital with a suspected serious injury. The driver of the SUV wasn’t hurt. Wichita Police want the public’s help finding a two young boys who went missing from East Wichita. Authorities said 14-year-old Gabriel Araiza and 11-year-old Cameron Balderas were last seen Tuesday night. Wichita Police want the public’s help finding a two young boys who went missing from East Wichita. Authorities said 14-year-old Gabriel Araiza and 11-year-old Cameron Balderas were last seen Tuesday night. On Wednesday night, right before half-time, Eisenhower and Maize South rallied together to help Brody score a touchdown,  On Wednesday night, right before half-time, Eisenhower and Maize South rallied together to help Brody score a touchdown,  The Harvey County clerk is defending the safety of the ...

Body-contouring procedures — nonsurgical treatments that promise to freeze fat or build muscle while you lie

Body-contouring procedures — nonsurgical treatments that promise to freeze fat or build muscle while you lie there — are soaring in popularity. Are they for real? To Laura Salter, a fashion and lifestyle blogger, it seemed that no amount of diet and exercise would shrink her love handles or inner thighs. She thought that what she called the “obvious bulges” in her clothing were affecting her self-confidence and thus her work, but liposuction wasn’t an option. She has three children and no time for recovery. So in February 2018, Ms. Salter, 42, decided to have her fat frozen off, paying $2,400 — yes, a blogger who paid — for a roughly two-hour cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, session. (Fat cells freeze faster than skin cells, so a roll of it can be clamped by a machine and literally frozen to death.) Agony level: five minutes of “Ooh, this is awful,” she said, until each part went numb, followed by 20 minutes of “sharp, stabbing” post-treatment pain as the nerves thawed. She was back in spin class two days later, feeling a little bruised. CoolSculpting, the brand name for the treatment, had promised results in two to three months, and sure enough, at the two-month mark Ms. Salter ...