By Jason Miller Staff Reporter Fri., Feb. 1, 2019 Gary Duke was groomed to take the reins of the Queen West storefront his grandfather opened roughly 105 years ago. “I knew I was going to take it over since day one,” said the owner of Duke’s Cycle, the third generation to run the shop. Now, he is preparing to end this chapter of his family’s story that saw the store at 625 Queen St. W. transition from his grandfather’s one-stop shop during the First World War, into a handful of stores run by his father in its 1960s heyday, to a dedicated cycling shop under his watch in the ’80s. It would even survive a fire in 2008 that gutted the building, with Gary rebuilding and reopening the store in the same location three years later. But now Gary, 63, confesses he just can’t keep up with a marketplace where online sales and a proliferation of bicycle shops has eaten away profit margins and what little competitive drive … [Read more...] about Gary Duke is closing Duke’s Cycle, his family-run shop of 105 years
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SINGAPORE: Since 2016, Mr Yee Qing Xiang has been cycling from his home in Bedok to his workplace in Kent Ridge about twice a week.Not only does it help him keep fit, the 27km journey by bicycle also gets him to his office faster: It takes him about 75 minutes, compared to 90 minutes by public transport.“I love the feeling of freedom on a bicycle. You can go further than you would on foot, and of course there’s the fitness bit,” said the 31-year-old engineer, who sets off for his cycling trips before the crack of dawn at around 6.30am.There are some challenges, though.If it rains, cycling is out. Sometimes, along certain parts of his journey near the Singapore River where “the pavement gives way to cobblestones”, it gets “a little bumpy”, Mr Yee said. When his bike has a mechanical failure, he is also unable to get onto public transport. Then, there is always the issue of sharing footpaths with pedestrians, he added.Such gripes are common among … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Why Singapore has yet to become a cycling paradise — and it’s not just about the heat
By Gilbert Ngabo StarMetro Toronto Mon., June 4, 2018 Like many cyclists in Toronto, Albert Koehl was beaming with pride and optimism last fall when city council voted to make the Bloor St. bike lanes permanent. The 2.4-kilometre stretch between Avenue Rd. and Shaw St. was a year-long pilot to study the effectiveness of separated bike lanes in improving the safety of all road users. The project was among the first pieces of the city’s 10-year bike plan launched in 2016 to complete a cycling network, which included bold promises to build 525 km of bike lanes, cycle tracks and sidewalk-level boulevard trails by 2025. But Koehl’s hopes have quickly waned. Now he’s concerned the city will not meet the promised goal, just as it is on track to exceed road deaths recorded in 2016 and 2013, the two worst years on record. Two cyclists and 16 pedestrians have already been killed on Toronto streets this year, according to Toronto Police. “Now … [Read more...] about Toronto cycling advocates worry bike-lane progress has stalled on Bloor St.
Heartbleed: Need to update computer security, rise of Thailand's bicycle industry & rice scheme must go on hold, govt says. A cyclist using the The Bike Bogie, a special compartment for bicycles launched recently by the State Railway of Thailand. Kosol Nakachol INTERNET & COMPUTER SECURITY Heartbleed: Need to update computer security Thousands of computers in Thailand have been left vulnerable to attack by the latest global computer security threat Heartbleed. Heartbleed appears to be one of the biggest flaws in the history of the internet, affecting the basic security of as many as two-thirds of the world’s websites. The new Heartbleed threat is part of a trend in which Hackers are trying to create new sources of vulnerability after Microsoft ended its Windows XP support. Web servers, network routers, smartphones and video surveillance are the most vulnerable targets. State agencies and companies handling sensitive personal or business data or … [Read more...] about What’s new in business news: April 21, 2014
Natural Cycles is a popular contraceptive app which tells women which days they can have unprotected sex by tracking their temperature. The app is under fire in Sweden after a hospital reported 37 women who had been using the app to avoid pregnancy became pregnant, according to local news agency SVT. The hospital reported its findings to Sweden’s medical devices regulator, which has reportedly launched a probe. Natural Cycles said more unwanted pregnancies were to be expected as its app becomes more popular. Birth control app Natural Cycles is under fire in its native Sweden after 37 women reported they got pregnant, despite using the app as contraception. According to Swedish news agency SVT, a major hospital in Sweden has logged a report with the local medical device regulator after finding 37 of its 668 female patients who sought an abortion between September and December 2017 had been using … [Read more...] about Contraceptive app Natural Cycles is under investigation over unwanted pregnancies