Oats, barley, rice and vegetable trimmings also make acceptable replacements for the leftover crusts, it advises.While attempts by some councils to discourage traditional duck-feeding have met with hostility, the trust is hoping its campaign – which will see adverts taken out on trains and in washrooms - can win over the public by educating them about the alarming potential consequences in time for spring.
", referencing the catchphrase of Mexican American labour rights activist César Chávez and directly appealing to the increasingly significant Hispanic vote.Although made without the Obama campaign's participation, Yes, We Can is an almost perfect piece of political propaganda, aimed at exactly the young voters who might be inclined to support a socially liberal black candidate but are often apathetic when it comes to actually turning up at polling stations.It is a rallying call that bypasses the usual media channels to bring the message directly to the people who need to hear it, in a place where they will be most likely to find it, in a form in which they might actually pay attention to it.The speed with which it was made is reflected in the slightly haphazard list of celebrity participants they managed to cobble together.Soul star John Legend, jazz supremo Herbie Hancock and indie film pin-up Scarlett Johansson are among those lining up to singalonga-Obama.Ducklings fed on bread will end up malnourished and fail to learn how to forage for food, the trust warns, while birds that become accustomed to hand-outs will lose their natural fear of humans and may become aggressive.“Their loss of fear can also cause other dangers, such as a willingness to cross busy roads in order to reach picnickers and other likely sources of food," it says.Granted, it was a rousing address, but it has been made considerably more palatable by the addition of light hip-hop beats, a softly strummed acoustic guitar, and a chorus line of celebrities singing out the rallying cry, "Yes, we can." Artfully shot in black and white, faces and voices layered one on top of the other, this is the political speech as pop video.Cut from the speech's original 13 minutes to a concise and uplifting four and a half, the video achieves things politicians can usually only dream about, but which pop takes for granted: it puts emotion at the centre of the message, it never bores, and it is effortlessly cool. We had two of the three…wine and chocolate, that is. This sweet potato salad was inspired a corn/bean/rice salad that my mom always makes. I hope there was lots of chocolate and cute trick-or-treaters, and maybe a celebratory glass of wine in your lives last night. And hand in hand with our chocolate and glass of wine was a verrrry scary movie. Ben scrolled through the scary movies on Netflix, and I vetoed them all. But maybe the day after Halloween, after we have all eaten more than our share of mini-Snickers bars, is actually better timing for a healthy deeeelicious salad.