Bloggy Victory! plus SNAKES

I’ve moved the blog from a sub directory to the top-level of this domain (where you’re now seeing it). This just goes to prove that the only thing closer to Godliness than cleanliness, is proper documentation.

The daily round-up:
Updated Olympic Transportation Plan unveiled: Road closures, parking restrictions, recommended driving times
Road closures, severe parking and stopping restrictions on Vancouver streets, and recommended travel times will be part of the Olympic experience. The plan requires reducing vehicle traffic by at least 30 per cent in downtown Vancouver, the Lions Gate Bridge and Iron Workers’ Memorial Bridge, the Sea to Sky Highway, and in Whistler.

Youth ‘cannot live’ without web: A survey of 16 to 24 year olds has found that 75% of them feel they “couldn’t live” without the internet. The report, published by online charity YouthNet, also found that four out of five young people used the web to look for advice. About one third added that they felt no need to talk to a person face to face about their problems because of the resources available online.

Complete retirement ‘bad for you’: Giving up work completely on retirement could be bad for your health, US research suggests. The study of 12,189 people found retirees who take on temporary or part-time work have fewer major diseases, and function better day to day. The findings were significant even after considering people’s physical and mental health before retirement.

Report Documents Risks Of Giant Invasive Snakes In The United States: Five giant non-native snake species would pose high risks to the health of ecosystems in the United States should they become established here, according to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report.

The USGS report details the risks of nine non-native boa, anaconda and python species that are invasive or potentially invasive in the United States. Because all nine species share characteristics associated with greater risks, none was found to be a low ecological risk. Two of these species are documented as reproducing in the wild in South Florida, with population estimates for Burmese pythons in the tens of thousands.