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A secondary buffer area well outside the stadium will be established where security personnel will check for prohibited items or bags being carried toward the ballpark. Fans with prohibited bags will be turned away until they dispose of those bags. Stadium personnel are being encouraged to have approved bags on hand to give to fans, or to have a place outside the restricted areas to check items, so that fans can reclaim after games.Recently, the NFL has done pat downs and bag checks and also used metal detectors to upgrade security. The new policy announced Thursday has worked well at colleges such as Penn State, Michigan and Michigan State, which do not permit any mulberry outlet uk york in their stadiums. Boston's TD Garden allows only clutch bags.With the exception of medically necessary items, only clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bags no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches will be allowed. One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags also will be OK, as will small clear plastic bags approximately the size of someone's hand, with or without a handle or strap.We have a curious drive to make ourselves completely secure in large crowds, despite the fact that it's awfully difficult to do. mulberry mens wallet sale Within a secure perimeter (like a stadium), searches and checks of various kinds might make people feel safer, but something like an NFL game already presents tremendous opportunities for mischief if anyone was so inclined. And there are some situations like diaper bags that would indeed seem to present challenges.But on the question of purses specifically, it seems rather quaint to suggest that women have substantially different needs to privately transport flotsam and jetsam into a football game (or in any other public space they'll be in for a limited time) than men do. Women have raised the issue of feminine-specific products they might wish to carry with them, but the fact that small, hand-sized clutch bags are OK seems like it might take care of that part, given that football games last a few hours, not a week. And even if not, it might be socially advantageous to get past the idea that there is something untoward about a woman between 15 and 50 being seen with a product used perhaps 20 percent of the time by most women between 15 and 50. (Pardon me, you can come back now if you fainted right there.)What many of us carry in our bags on a day-to-day basis ? a wallet, a brush, a tiny hairspray, some crumpled receipts, somebody's business card, half a roll of Life Savers, some gum, an umbrella, an extra pair of shoes, a shopping list, a paperback book (this is just my bag, understand) ? we could certainly either leave at home or carry in a plastic bag. I'm not sure the need for women to retain a large and mysterious purse is about need as much as it is about not wanting anybody to see that there's half a wrapped-up granola bar in one of the pockets and some earbuds we can't figure out how to untangle in another one.Surveyors assessed more than 100 randomly selected sites in the city each year, counting every piece of litter in an area half the length of a city block. In 2007, before the ban was introduced, plastic bags amounted to 0.5 percent of large litter. By 2009, the percentage climbed to around 1.5 percent.Are bans preventing bags from reaching the ocean? That's hard to measure, but surveys of litter on Monterey Bay beaches provide the best available picture.Santa Cruz-based Save Our Shores promotes weekly cleanups around Santa Cruz and Monterey counties and collects trash data from many of these events. On average, volunteers pick up only six bags at each event, down from a high of 65 in 2008.The number of bags collected per cleanup has dropped in the past two years because of four bans which took effect in 2012, said Save our Shores executive director Laura Kasa. The four bans covered unincorporated Santa Cruz County and the cities of Watsonville, Monterey and San Jose. The latter ban matters because of the volume of tourist traffic coming "over the hill" to Santa Cruz beaches. Kasa also credits the shift in public perception toward plastic bags in the region.The NFL has issued a new set of safety guidelines for all teams that bans the majority of containers and bags from being brought into the stadium.To create the mulberry discount handbags , the designer first selects coconuts with the right texture, shape and scale and with the fewest imperfections and blemishes.The nuts then go through the painstaking process of being turned into luxury accessories: they are primed, and their insides removed. They are then colored or polished before being sent to the company's brass artisan for the application of the gold. The inner lining is then applied. Alunan, who created the Mulberry line for creative reasons?"I wanted an outlet for my creative fantasies"?is now considering whether to keep having coconut bags in future collections.At the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Dr. Werner Lindenmaier and Dr. Kurt Dittmar were already working on bags for cultivating stem cells, but without making the breakthrough they were looking for. The geographical proximity and the expertise of Fraunhofer IST researchers in plasma coating brought the two teams together. Initial tests showed that the cells grow on plasma-coated films. A joint project sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology BMWi set out to investigate the closed bag system and cell growth in greater detail.The key part of the method is coating with plasma. To achieve this, ordinary bags such as those used for infusions are filled with a noble gas and voltage is applied. "This produces plasma inside the bag for a short period ? a luminous, ionized gas that chemically alters and at the same time disinfects the surface of the plastic," explains Dr. Kristina Lachmann from Fraunhofer IST. Bags were coated in a pilot plant at Fraunhofer IST, and then tests were carried out at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and Braunschweig Municipal Hospital to determine which coating is best suited for which type of cell. "We work with stem cells for bones, cartilage, fat, and nerves ? the coating can be optimized for each of these cell types," says Dr. Kurt Dittmar.mulberry bag sale uk The pilot plant at Fraunhofer IST has now been optimized to the extent that the individual coating steps are automated. This makes it possible to manufacture standardized and reproducibly modified bags for cell cultivation. "We use medically approved bags for the coating," says Dr. Michael Thomas. "Nevertheless, the plasma treatment must be demonstrated to be innocuous before being approved for clinical use." Men might want to pay attention to the rule change, too. Purses are not the only thing on the NFL's list of banned accessories. Mulberry bags, fanny packs, backpacks, coolers and luggage are also unwelcome at stadiums as of this year.Mike Usry, a lawyer in Washington, said he was concerned about his family."My brother has two young children and we're Jacksonville Jaguar fans," he said. "We go to games all the time. They've got a diaper bag, formula, all that stuff. I don't know what they're going to do."Usry added of the NFL, "I think it was a good intention, but they'll have to revisit this."NFL officials say they have already listened to feedback. Based on those conversations, they call the changes "a minor inconvenience" for most fans, and say the new rule produces a "win-win" situation of better safety and faster access to the stadium at security checkpoints.Searches of large bags were cumbersome, they said, and they led to unnecessary crowding around the entry gates, a situation that can be dangerous.
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