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“I was following the rules of the road. I have every right as a cyclist to be on the road, and follow those rules, and signal properly, and change lanes. And not to be hit by a car,
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The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said its investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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In the meantime, while she prays someone can identify the driver, she is recovering from the physical and emotional toll of the incident.

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Aside from all the mandatory Italian style pasta dishes that us cyclists eat unconsciously, I eat a lot of Asian foods. Thai green curry with mock duck, Tibetan beef dumplings (momo), spring and egg rolls galore. Vietnamese and Korean BBQ is also very good.

Have to mention Mexican and South American as well, of which there isn’t much I won’t eat. Flautas, chimichangas, chili rollenos, enchiladas, burritos, tacos, chips salsa, tons of tamales and arepas. The end all be all being the famous Cuban sandwich! But you have to eat it in Cuba in the back of a ’51 Buick, just isn’t the same otherwise.

This time of year I’ll be hunting pheasant to stock up for the winter. The only animal that I actively hunt and eat. I make pheasant dishes that would bring Jacques Anquetil back to life.

“I was a bandit. If Boonen is the God of Belgian cycling, then I’m the Devil.”

I grew up on BBQ’d pork shoulder with a vinegar and red pepper sauce, but I will eat it just about any way it is cooked. In fact, as we speak, I have a 4.7lb Boston in the oven that I put salt and pepper on, seared on all sides, then added thyme, rosemary, garlic, and orange slices, covered, and put in the oven on 324 for a total of 4.5 hours. With that, we will be eating smoked brie mashed potatoes, french cut green beans with garlic and peppers, and fresh sourdough bread. In fact, as we speak, I have a 4.7lb Boston in the oven that I put salt and pepper on, seared on all sides, then added thyme, rosemary, garlic, and orange slices, covered, and put in the oven on 324 for a total of 4.5 hours. With that, we will be eating smoked brie mashed potatoes, french cut green beans with garlic and peppers, and fresh sourdough bread.

I like food.

For main meals, it depends on where I am living. I get a hankering for lamb of any sort when in North America, especially the States but also Canada. Doesn’t matter what kind of lamb (rack, roast, chops, shanks), just as long as comes with mint jelly and mashed potato.

Other favourites include seafood, sushi (especially in Japan), the Italian Asian blend that Australians are very good at cooking, Mexican, tagines, and pizza (especially the prosciutto, fig and brie pizza from the Secret Stash in Crested Butte).

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I am also partial to a white chocolate cranberry tart at one of the local restaurants, and bread and butter puddings. Yeah, I have a sweet tooth!

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Other favourites include seafood, sushi (especially in Japan), the Italian Asian blend that Australians are very good at cooking, Mexican, tagines, and pizza (especially the prosciutto, fig and brie pizza from the Secret Stash in Crested Butte).
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NEW YORK Retailers rolled out discounts and free shipping deals on Cyber Monday, with millions of Americans expected to log on and shop on their work computers, laptops and tablets after the busy holiday shopping weekend.

But with retailers extending their online deals into “Cyber Week” and even “Cyber Month,” some shoppers aren’t quite seeing the jaw dropping deals they were hoping for online.

Still, the day is expected to be the biggest online shopping day again, as it has been each year since 2010. As of noon, online sales rose 9.2 percent compared with last year, according to IBM Digital Analytics. That is good news for retailers after a Thanksgiving weekend that saw fewer shoppers and lower spending than last year, according to some estimates.

Courtney Lane Greenley, 25, from Alexandria, Virginia, was feeling regret Monday that she didn’t buy a knife block and cutlery earlier in the week, when she saw better deals online. She saw a deal on Amazon, which has been running limited time “lightning offers,” for some Rachael Ray cookware on Friday that was under $100, but on Monday it cost more than $100.

“I should have pulled the trigger earlier,” she said.

Jack Kananian, of Brunswick, Ohio, 31, was more satisfied with his purchase. He waited months to buy a computer because he wanted to wait for Cyber Monday deals. He found one on HP’s mobile site and bought it via his smartphone on Monday, a computer with a touch screen for $550 marked down from $800.

“I’ve been taking a look at different prices, but I bought it once I saw the deal, it was the best price I saw by far,” he said.

Forrester analyst Sucharita Mulpuru said that because people are expected to shop on Cyber Monday, retailers can play it safe.

“Cyber Monday offers aren’t super compelling, but don’t need to be,” she said. “It’s been the biggest shopping day of the year for the last few years, so they know that people are going to come.”

Karen Manley, 44, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, took advantage of cyberdeals well before Cyber Monday. She started shopping online early last week, and snagged deals including puffer vests from Aeropostale that she bought before Thanksgiving that were $46 marked down to $14, plus free shipping. She planned to hit Dillard’s and Forever 21 sites after work to look for Ugg shoes and sweaters for her three children age 13, 15 and 18, as well as free shipping offers.

“It’s easier and more convenient to shop online,” she said.

Research firm comScore said late Sunday that e commerce spending for the first 28 days of the November and December shopping season totaled $22.7 billion, up 15 percent from last year. Sales jumped 32 percent to $1 billion on Thanksgiving Day and 26 percent on Black Friday to $1.51 billion.

The firm expects people to spend about $2.5 billion on Cyber Monday alone. The NRF predicts 126.9 million people will shop online this year, down 4 percent from last year.

ComScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni said the strong spending online so far stems from the “overall health in consumer spending, responsiveness to the strong deals being offered online, and perhaps some shoppers opting to stay home on Thanksgiving rather than head out to the stores that opened their doors early.”

On Monday, Gap and Banana Republic offered 40 percent off all purchases. Amazon offered up to 45 percent off some Samsung TVs and a deal later in the day for its Amazon Fire TV video streaming box marked down to $69 from $99.

Wal Mart said it has doubled its Cyber Week deals to 500 compared with last year, including up to half off some TVs, tablets and toys with free shipping offers. Wal Mart is also rolling out new deals later in the day in its so called “Evening Edition” round of deals, including a Straight Talk Moto E Android Phone for $9.99, 90 percent off its regular price.

Cyber Monday comes after a weekend that saw 5.3 percent fewer shoppers and 11 percent less spending, according to estimates by the National Retail Federation.

The National Retail Federation has forecast overall holiday sales will increase 4.1 percent to $616.9 billion in 2014.

Elsewhere in the world, like Asia and Europe, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have increasingly been used as marketing ploys by retailers, even though Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated. Still, in Asia, Singles Day, which occurs on Nov. 11, is by far the biggest shopping day, with sales of $9.3 billion this year. That’s bigger than sales of Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday combined.
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The amount of money spent on Cyber Monday is projected to be around $1.2 billion. These predictions show a trend that shoppers are doing more of their buying online.

Walmart plans to add new deals daily to keep consumers coming back.

Amazon is adding new deals each day. If you don’t want to keep checking the site, you can sign up for email alerts.

Both Walmart and Amazon feel that by extending the deals they will reach a larger group of consumers and even some who may not realize the deals are going on.

As some Cyber Monday deals continue through the week, so are some scams. As you continue to shop online, beware of scams when looking for a bargain. That’s up 68 websites from last year.

The government seized the domain names for the sites that sold everything from fake replica professional sports jerseys to popular UGG Boots. Some sites were just one letter off from the real retailers domain name.

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It January in Canada that magical time of year when we all turn into walking parkas. Style tends to take a major dive this time of year; understandable, when it all you can do to ward off frostbite.”Make sure you got a cute hat, and a cute pair of boots, and from there, layer,” stylist Talia Brown told me over a hot cup of coffee in Toronto Yorkville, while a 35 C wind roared relentlessly outside. Desperately cold times, of course, call for desperate measures. “Sometimes, and I hate to admit this you need to let fashion go.”But we not letting Ol Man Winter rob us of our fashion sense yet not with these essential cold weather items on our side.COZY SWEATERA massive sweater may be too good to resist in the long winter months keep the rest of your outfit super streamlined. “I think the way to do it is with a really skinny jean,
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Chow time! After a quick walk, the crew sat down for a bite to eat at Seor Frog’s where Snooki took a hard look at the menu before deciding

JWoww, who stars in the web series Snooki Jwoww: Moms With Attitude with Snooki, was comfy and cute in a pair of pink joggers and graphic tee with matching Adidas kicks on foot.

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After a quick walk, the crew sat down for a bite to eat atSeor Frog’s whereSnooki took a good look at the menu before deciding on her meal.

Their hit MTV reality series hit airwaves in 2009 and ran for six seasons, focusing on a group of wild roommates and their summer adventures along the famed Jersey Shore, with the cast recently reuniting to film the reunion, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation.

Though the group has been enjoying the sun and sand of Miami, they’ll soon be moving on to vacation in the Bahamas to shoot the remainder of the series, which is set for airwaves later this year.

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This section provides information for residents living in or moving to North Battleford. Learn about the active role the City plays in community safety and what you can do to contribute to it; find information on permits and licenses, payment options for taxes and utilities, which services are being offered to reduce waste and which education and healthcare facilities are available in the City.

Are you new to Canada? Contact the Battlefords Immigration Resource Centre to learn about the services that are available to you in our community.

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The Fitter, on the Hill, isn’t your typical smoke shop. Best known for its unique selection of pipes and other smokeware art, The Fitter carries merchandise from local and national artists. Besides interesting smokeware, the shops wall art by Boulder artist Phil Lewis adds even more interest to this staple of the Hill. The shop, which opened in 1973, also carries clothing and other merchandise.

This place has been a part of the Hill’s counterculture for almost 40 years, which makes sense considering the independent minded product selection. Clothing, footwear and smoking accessories are the staples at the Fitter. The best selection and advice from the knowledgeable staff has made this the perfect stop for your growing needs since 1995. Employees are standing by to help answer questions and get you on your way to a green thumb.

From its humble beginning in a 200 square foot hole in the wall, Boulder Hydroponics has grown to be one of the largest hydroponic and organic gardening stores in the country. It’s the perfect spot for the supplies for that “flower” garden in your closet. Locals have been flocking to this one stop drink shop for their beer and wine needs since the 1960s, and the selection inside is endless. So if you need 35 cases of Bud Light for a blowout toga party or suggestions for wine pairings, Liquor Mart has the answer. They also feature online shopping and free delivery of orders of $50 or more.

Savvy is just what this town called for. The hip store, run by University of Colorado alum Erica Dahl, is constantly on the prowl for Boulder’s next trend. Living in an outdoorsy town, Dahl has found the perfect balance between what Boulder loves as well as the chic duds walking down New York, Paris and Los Angeles runways. Labels such as Eight Sixty, T bags and Ella Moss, offer fashion hard to find in town.

Guys will find a wide selection shoes, and Savvy’s staff can help you make the perfect selection for walking out of there in style

In 2006, TOMS Shoes came to fruition. With every pair of shoes sold, TOMS donates one pair to a needy kid. Savvy was one of the first stores in Boulder to get behind this movement and offer TOMS. Plus, the shop has more UGG styles than you even knew existed. Other brands the shop carries are: Sorel, Keds, Sanuk, Reef, Rainbow Sandals, Havaianas and Sam Edelman. Don’t leave the feet out of fashion. They deserve a good pair of style.

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When Crocs AttackWith a battle plan based on ‘thinking bigger than you are,’ the maker of the world’s ugliest shoe takes the footwear business by storm.

By Diane Anderson, Business 2.0 Magazine

February 16 2007: 12:55 PM EST

(Business 2.0 Magazine) By now, you’ve probably heard the unlikely story of Crocs not the rugged skinned reptiles but the equally strange looking shoes that have become a global phenomenon.

It’s quite a tale: Three pals from Boulder, Colo., go sailing in the Caribbean, where a foam clog one had bought in Canada inspires them to build a business around it. Despite a lack of VC funding and the derision of foot fashionistas, the multicolored Crocs with their Swiss cheese perforations, cushy orthotic beds, and odor preventing material become a global smash.

RON SNYDER: “We had everything required to take the company to the next level,” says the Crocs CEO. The next level, of course, was taking over the world.

Celebrities adopt them. Young people adore them. The company goes from $1 million in revenue in 2003 to a projected $322 million this year. Crocs Inc.’s IPO in February was the richest in footwear history, and the company has a market cap of more than $1 billion.

But there’s more than luck to Crocs’s astonishing success. Its founders and especially the CEO they brought in two years ago, former Flextronics executive Ron Snyder made some shrewd and instructive business moves that proved crucial.

Crocs’s founders Lyndon “Duke” Hanson, Scott Seamans, and George Boedecker almost blundered into their success. (Boedecker resigned this year, three days before being arrested for threatening to slit his brother in law’s throat; a personal settlement was reached, and the charges were dismissed.)

They leased their first warehouse in Florida “specifically so we could work when we went on sailing trips there,” Hanson says. “From the get go, we mixed business with pleasure.” The shoes were first sold to sailing enthusiasts but soon gained a word of mouth following among doctors, gardeners, waiters, and other people who have to be on their feet all day.

In fact, it was Snyder who really lit Crocs’s fuse. He was kicking back after a four year stint running Flextronics’s global division, where he helped the giant contract manufacturer grow from $3 billion in annual sales to $16 billion. Then the Crocs founders, old college friends of his, asked him to do some consulting for the fledgling company.

“I thought I’d work a few hours a day,” Snyder says. “I thought it would be restful.” Then he saw how fast sales were accelerating on mere word of mouth marketing and agreed to take on the CEO role. “Ron got us to start thinking big,” Hanson says. “He said, ‘You can be a worldwide force.'”

Snyder saw that Crocs were cheap enough $30 a pair that some customers bought multiple pairs for special occasions. “We’d get requests for red around Valentine’s Day and decided to make more red,” he says. “Then we decided to base our business model on this to deliver styles and colors customers want, and deliver them right away.”

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Simple as it sounds, that turned the shoe industry’s distribution model on its head.

Usually retailers have to purchase their spring line of shoes, say, six months in advance and buy in bulk. With Crocs, they can reorder as few as 24 pairs and stock them on shelves in a matter of weeks. Best of all, they aren’t left with unsold shoes they have to discount so Crocs are always sold at a consistent price.

“They’ve surprised everybody,” says Jim Duffy of Thomas Weisel Partners. “Their replenishment system is unheard of in the retail footwear space.”

It helped that in 2004, Snyder decided to buy Finproject NA the Canadian manufacturer that made Crocs and owned the formula for the special resin, called Croslite, that gives the soles their unusual comfort and their odor resistance. Until then Crocs had basically been ordering and distributing Fin’s product. Now it had control over manufacturing and timing.

Hanson calls it “the tail buying the dog”; Snyder declares it a “eureka” moment. “We had everything required to take the company to the next level,” he says. “Proprietary processes, proprietary material, intellectual property, and distribution.”

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The next level, of course, was nothing less than taking over the world. Snyder says the lesson he learned at Flextronics was “Think bigger than you are.” So he added manufacturing plants in China, Italy, Mexico, and Romania.

Crocs’s reach became vast: One in six people in Israel, for example, owns a pair. “Deciding to create a global infrastructure significantly added to our success,” Snyder says.

And how. Revenue for the first half of 2006 was up 255 percent on 2005’s impressive record, largely due to the rise in international sales. At first, Crocs predicted that foreign sales would make up 10 percent of the year’s total; in fact, they’re currently at 30 percent. Crocs now sells shoes in more than 40 countries. All told, it expects to sell 20 million pairs this year.
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