Showing posts with label Sign. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sign. Show all posts

High Occupancy Vehicle Parking Only - Sign 10

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

 At previous post, we talked about parking for Low Emission Vehicles:

- Special Parking for Low Emission Vehicles - Sign 3


Just couple days ago, I saw another interesting parking sign: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Parking Only.


What its mean?



Fig 01- Sign for special parking only.


It is a sign which is plotted for vehicles with more than one passenger such as: - big cars

- buses (transit buses)

- big vans.


Two type of HOV parking signs:

1) HOV 2+

- means for 1 driver, and at least one passenger.


2) HOV 3+

- means for 1 driver, and at least two passengers, usually more.



Fig 02- Sky in the city corner, just for illustration


In addition to parking signs, there are also High Occupancy Vehicle lanes in roads and Highways.



Fig 03- Empty parking lot


Not all states uses HOV lanes in the USA. There are 21 states using this kind of lanes. Here they are:

- 1) Arizona; 2) California; 3) Colorado

- 4) Connecticut; 5) Florida; 6) Georgia

- 7) Hawaii; 8) Kansas; 9) Maryland

- 10) Massachusetts; 11) Minnesota; 12) New Jersey

- 13) New York; 14) North Carolina; 15) Ohio; 16) Pennsylvania; 17) Tennesse

-18) Texas; 19) Utah; 20) Virginia; 21) Washington


How about with your places or states or your countries?


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Free Meal Register for Students in Our City – Sign 9

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
We found a sign from an organization, or a company called as “Focus Foods” in side of our daily walking path. The sign is about:
- Register for Free Meals



Fig 01- A sign of Register for Free Meals.


After searching through internet that “Focus Foods” provide retail, catering and delivery services to:

- students (18 years old or younger)

- senior or elderly people.


In case of students, then, our city school system contracted “Focus Foods” to provide and deliver foods to eligible students to all schools under its administration in the city.



Fig 02- Cute dog on the street



Fig 03- Just for illustration



Fig 04- Some foods delivered by Focus Foods to students home


Free meals program to ensure all students get nutritious meals and quality snacks. The students include:

- elementary schools

- middle schools

- high schools


The students who choose to study online, “Focus Foods” will deliver frozen meals to students home. Weekly delivery include:

- seven breakfasts, lunches and dinners

- snacks, milk and juice


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Have you Tasted Alligator Meat? - Part 2 – Sgn 7

Thursday, May 5, 2022

You may read previous post (Part 1):

- Have you Tasted Alligator Meat? - Part 1 - Sign 7 | Tanza Erlambang Update 



Fig 01- Alligator filet, sold by Cajun Grocer, Louisiana


Alligator skin is made of keratin, a kind of durable leather. Then the skin is used for exclusive and expensive products such as:

- luggage

- handbags

- shoes

- belts



Fig 02- Seafood market in our city


Habitats of alligators have been attractive sites for ecotourism industry. We may see alligator in areas such as:

- ponds

- lakes

- canals

- rivers

- swamps

- bayous



Fig 03- Sausages sold in the seafood market


You might surprise that alligator meats are sold in the market:

- frozen meat sold in groceries include Walmart

- fresh meat could be found in seafood markets

- I believe you may find frozen meat through online stores


I saw the price for fresh alligator meat in one of seafood market called as Tony’s Seafood:

- tail meat is US$ 10.99 per pound

- whole meat is US$ 6.99 per pound.


Have you Tasted Alligator Meat?


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How Important to Wash Our Hand – Sign 8

Sunday, May 1, 2022

When I was a kid, I didn't know how important about hand washing. Just told by mom and teachers to prevent spreading of germs.


The following photos are found in the one of hospital toilets.



Fig 01- A lot of germs in the poop


It might be surprising that one gram of poop contains 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion) germs.


At least, there are four type of bacteria live in the feces and relate to human health. They are:

- Salmonella

- Shigella

- Vibrio

- Escherichia coli (E. coli)



Fig 02- A restroom in the hospital


I guess you are very familiar with E. coli, because infection of this bacteria makes many produces are recall from market.



Fig 03- Fountain, just for illustration


I watch CNN few days ago that a US company in New Jersey recall raw ground beef about 120 thousand pounds (55 tons).



Fig 04- Ad from CDC to wash your hand


The beef was contaminated by E. coli. The bacteria might come from animal and human waste.


We always get inform this kind of contaminated to other agricultural produces and recall by market. Some of them are:

- eggs

- sprouts

- lettuce

- fruit

- raw milk

- raw flour


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Have you Tasted Alligator Meat? - Part 1 - Sign 7

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

It is estimates about 5 million alligators in the USA. Then, you might wonder which states have the most alligator in America:

- either Florida or Louisiana?



Fig 01- Alligator meat and others


Just to let you know and comparison that alligator population in Louisiana and Florida is following:

- Louisiana has 3 million alligators

- Florida has about 1.25 million alligators


In Louisiana, the alligators are not only harvested as wild animals, but also from farming.


Farming produces much more alligators than hunted from wild. 400,000 farm raised and about 30,000 wild hunting alligators.



Fig 02- One of seafood markets in the city



Fig 03- Grocery, just for illustration



Fig 04- Alligator meat sold by Gator World.


Other states which have alligators in great numbers are:

- Georgia

- Alabama

- Mississippi

- North Carolina

- Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas


As you might know that alligators have economic benefits in industries. What part alligator is most valuable?


# To be continued to Part 2


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Neighborhood Watch in Communities – Sign 6

Monday, April 18, 2022

I have seen several signs of “neighborhood watch” at the some streets in my community.


The Fig 01 (at below) sign was old one, need to be replaced.



Fig 01- A sign of Neighborhood watch in a community


As you might know that neighborhood watch is a program to bond among 3 parties:

- residents in certain area

- businesses

- policies


This program was initiated by The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) in 1972, about 50 years ago.



Fig 02- Sky and tower in the city


The main purpose is to help residents and law enforcement at neighborhood level.



Fig 03- At the farmer market


Now days, it is estimated more than 5,000 local agencies involve in the watch program.



Fig 04- Flowers in the garden


How to involve in neighborhood watch program?


The programs of neighborhood watch are run by volunteer. The volunteers come from neighbors. Just register to be a volunteer.


Is the neighborhood watch program success to reduce crime?


Since the members are volunteers, the “measure” of success is relate to:

- improving relationship between residents and polices

- giving crucial tips to law enforcement to prevent a crime (robbery or burglary)

- preparing residents to handle disaster


Have your neighborhoods this kind of program?


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