This Bag Of Tostitos Is Also A Breathalyzer That Calls An Uber

first_img A lot of football fans are going to spend this weekend getting very, very drunk. Just in case some of those folks need help understanding that they shouldn’t drive, Tostitos is ready to lend a helping hand!They’ve created this bonkers — and fairly high-tech — bag. It contains more than just air and tortilla chips. It also packs a functional breathalyzer. Blow into the hole at the top of the bag, and it’ll light up to let you know what your BAC looks like.If a green wheel shows up, you’re still OK to drive. Get the blinking red wheel and the DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE message and, well… do what it says. Don’t be an idiot.via GIPHYSuppose no one else at your Super Bowl party is in any shape to drive you home, then what? Tostitos has thought of that, too. The bag is even equipped with a NFC tag. Tap it to your smartphone or tablet (assuming you’re still lucid enough to know where it is and make a successful tap) and the bag will initiate an Uber pickup for you.You’ll even save $10 off the ride, which is great because there’s a very good chance you’ll be drunk enough to over pay, forget your wallet, or at least spill its contents all over the back seat before you stumble out like a one-legged zombie when you reach your destination.There’s a very limited number of these Tostitos bags floating around, but they’ve been all over the news. If the bags themselves don’t prevent people from drinking and driving, hopefully, the buzz they’ve created will help.As Adweek notes, in 2015 alone there were 45 people killed in vehicle accidents on Super Bowl Sunday. Let’s see if we can’t drop that number to zero this year. Stay on target Starbucks to Deliver Nationwide Via Uber EatsUber’s New Rideshare Tier Is the Height of Comfort last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The 30-year-old has recorded 228 tackles, 16.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 121 games played during his NFL career.His most productive season came in 2013, when with the Bills he made 54 tackles.Related LinksReports: Former Steelers Mitchell, Moats to visit Cardinals on WednesdayLast season, Moats saw limited action over 14 games and recorded eight tackles for Pittsburgh.Moats joins a Cardinals linebacker room with opportunity and playing time behind defensive leader Deone Bucannon, second-year pro Haason Reddick and the re-signed Josh Bynes.Smith, a fourth-year pro, has 18 starts and 31 games of NFL experience with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions. He recorded 13.5 sacks in his first two years with the Bucs before suffering an ACL tear in 2016 and appearing in three games of limited action for Tampa Bay and Detroit in 2017, recording one tackle.Moats and safety Mike Mitchell, also a former Pittsburgh player, visited the Cardinals in Arizona on Wednesday. Mitchell reportedly was to take a physical, according to Schefter.A second-round pick in 2009, Mitchell has accumulated 487 career tackles and 10 interceptions in his nine-year NFL career that began with the Oakland Raiders from 2009-2013.Mitchell played under Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks for one season in 2013, when Wilks was the Carolina Panthers defensive backs coach. 0 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Arizona Cardinals signed linebacker Arthur Moats and defensive end Jacquies Smith to a one-year contracts, the team announced on Thursday.Arizona also waived defensive lineman Praise Martin-Oguike, who was signed to a futures deal in January.Moats spent the last four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and his first four years in the NFL (2010-13) with the Buffalo Bills as a sixth-round pick out of James Madison. Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Arthur Moats (55)in the first half of the NFL football game, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

Chicago Public Schools Struggle with Simple Math Problems

first_imgShare7Tweet8ShareEmail15 SharesBy No machine-readable author provided. Kseferovic assumed (based on copyright claims). – No machine-readable source provided. Own work assumed (based on copyright claims)., CC BY-SA 3.0April 27, 2016; Catalyst ChicagoThe Chicago Public Schools’ troubles seem to have no end; many are of their own making. Even seemingly simple things, like knowing how many low-income students attend its schools, have become problematic. Data posted on CPS’s website show has a one-year decrease in the total student body of about 4,500, but the low-income student count at CPS fell by 24,500. CPS officials have said these numbers are wrong, that the actual fall-off is about 11,000 students. Even this smaller decline is hard to understand, since the U.S. Census Department data continues to indicate its low-income population growing.For the district, and for individual schools, these numbers can make an already very difficult budget situation worse. CPS receives about $500 million in state and federal funding specifically targeted to its work with low-income children. These funds are then allocated to each school based on their actual demography. Lower numbers of low-income students will reduce a school’s budget, directly affecting that school’s educational program. In a district already facing a huge budget hole in the current year, and an even larger one looming for next year, losing funds because the district can’t count accurately is embarrassing.CPS spokeswoman Emily Bittner said the district is “committed to making sure that our students and schools receive the funds they are entitled to receive, especially assistance for students who come from low-income backgrounds. Before school budgets are released, CPS will exhaust all possible efforts to make sure that poverty information is as accurate as possible, so that our schools and students get the funds they deserve.”So how does a district serving 400,000 students explain not having accurate knowledge of who its students are? In many ways, it seems. According to Catalyst Chicago, first, it was a data entry problem: “District officials initially blamed school clerks, claiming they clicked the wrong option in a drop-down menu on software used to track income data.” Later, it seems, the state was to blame:CPS officials switched from blaming the computer entry problem and cited issues with a procedure called direct certification, in which the state identifies students whose families receive public assistance, food stamps or Medicaid, or are in foster care, and gives the information to school districts….CPS says it gave the state a list of thousands of students whom the district believes were wrongly left out of the direct certification files.Others in the system are suggesting that the “decline” results from the district’s choosing to provide all students with a free school lunch, an option made available under the federal school lunch program. Some suggest that there may really be fewer lower income students because the economy has improved. Or maybe these are children who attended schools closed by the district but never made it to their new schools.The district may eventually get this counting problem fixed and get the money it deserves allocated to the right local schools, but having this problem is another sign of a badly managed district in trouble. Troy LaRaviere, the highly honored CPS principal who was recently suspended by the school board, recently wrote on his blog about the “literally dozens of actions taken by City Hall over the last five years to undermine the financial health of our school district in order to create and maintain a financial crisis.” Is this just one more?—Martin LevineShare7Tweet8ShareEmail15 Shareslast_img read more