BIXI bikes are now on the streets of Toronto. Do you know where they are made ?
A quote from an article that was featured in the globe and mail
“Mr. Dallaire, an award-winning industrial designer, made sure that both the bicycles and the stations would be aesthetical. And they are. Even although some car drivers find them intrusive, the stations fit beautifully into the urban scenery. And the Bixi is totally made-in-Quebec – the only exception being the docking stations’ keyboards, which are made in Israel. The bikes were built in Chicoutimi by Devinci, and Rio Tinto Alcan provided the aluminum.”
Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand will tour Israeli research centers to promote scientific cooperation with Thailand. She will also meet President Shimon Peres.
Thai Princess Chulabhorn is expected to arrive in Israel later this week for a weeklong visit, along with a royal entourage of 25 people.
Chulabhorn’s trip is part of an initiative of cooperation between Thai and Israeli scientific research centers. She is set to visit the Rambam Medical Center, with which Thai institutes are collaborating on cancer research, as well as the Weizmann Institute of Science and other universities.
The 53-year-old princess is also expected to meet with President Shimon Peres. This will be her second visit to the Holy Land.
Chulabhorn, the youngest daughter of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, is a doctor of chemistry, and heads her namesake Chulabhorn Research Institute in Bangkok.
In 1986, UNESCO awarded her with the Einstein Medal for her promotion of international scientific cooperation. She is also a fellow in the UK’s Royal Society of Chemistry, the first Asian to be invited.
In 1982 Chulabhorn married Virayudh Tishyasarin, a Thai Air Force pilot that is considered a “commoner.” The marriage should have legally nullified her royal standing, had she not received a special permission from her father to keep her princess title. She had two children with Tishyasarin, but divorced him in 1984.