A Labour MP has introduced a new Bill requiring firms to protect workersfrom passive smoking. Leicestershire MP David Taylor insists that the law on passive smoking inthe workplace is “ambiguous and very loosely defined”. He said, “While a voluntary approach to reduce or eliminate thisdangerous exposure to noxious and toxic fumes has worked in numerous places, ithas failed in very many others. It will continue to fail unless the Governmenttakes action.” Taylor claimed that an obligation on employers to implement the Health andSafety Commission’s Approved Code of Practice on passive smoking woulderadicate the ambiguities in the law. He told the Commons that it would pavethe way for the Health and Safety Act 1974 to encompass passive smoking. The Government backed ACOP two years ago, but “appeared slow” tointroduce it, Taylor added. The Protection from Smoking (Employees and Young Persons) Bill has littlechance of becoming law but was intended to prick the Government’s conscience. The legislation, which would also protect children from passive smoking inpublic places, was backed by 11 MPs. An estimated 3 million non-smokers are frequently or continuously exposed tosecondhand smoke, according to a survey by the Office for National Statistics. Taylor cited evidence of the link between passive smoking and disease. Hesaid the Government’s scientific advisers had “confirmed withoutequivocation” that passive smoking causes cancer, heart disease andrespiratory diseases. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Passive smoking Bill calls for tighter rulesOn 9 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
A fire incident broke out in a kitchen of Staircase 20 at St Catherine’s College at around 19:45 this evening.Thick smoke was coming from the top floor of the staircase, with the situation having been subdued within five minutes of the fire service’s arrival at the scene. Three staircases have been fully evacuated and no one is believed to have been injured. JCR President Sarah White posted on the JCR’s Facebook page to explain the arrival of the three fire engines, stating that three “is a standard number to send when there are so many people living in such a small area”.It is hoped that the residents of the staircase directly concerned will be allowed to re-enter their rooms later this evening following further ventilation of the staircase, while those in the neighbouring two were allowed back to their rooms once the fire had been extinguished. 20 undergraduates live in the staircase directly affected, while 60 live in the building as a whole.It is thought that a broken toaster was the cause of the fire.A second-year resident of Staircase 20 gave Cherwell the following statement: “I was in my room with some friends and we heard the fire bell go off. We took several minutes finishing our conversation as we assumed it would stop pretty soon- it usually does. Then one of my friends left the room to check the kitchen and came running back in and said ‘guys there’s literally smoke everywhere’.“We ran into the corridor and the kitchen was full of thick smoke- you couldn’t see through it, and despite being on the other side of a glass door, smoke was already getting into the corridor. There was a very strong smell of burning. We ran outside where everyone was gathered in the car park. I ran to the Porter’s who immediately rang the fire brigade. A few minutes later they arrived and entered the building, very quickly putting out the smoke.“I was pretty shaken as I realised that everything of value that I owned was in the room on the other side of the kitchen and that could well have set me pretty far back in my degree had the fire brigade arrived too late.”The students affected continue to wait in the College’s JCR bar area for further instruction.
Bar notices Bar to help fill Board of Bar Examiners vacancy Lawyer applicants are being sought to fill a vacancy on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners. The Board of Governors will be selecting three nominees for one lawyer vacancy at its May 24 meeting.The nominations will then be forwarded to the Supreme Court to fill the three-year term commencing upon appointment and expiring on October 31, 2005. The lawyer leaving the 15-member Bar Examiners board is J. Bert Grandoff of Tampa.Attorney members must have been members of The Florida Bar for at least five years. They must be practicing lawyers with scholarly attainments and have an affirmative interest in legal education and requirements for admission to the Bar. Appointment or election to the bench at any level of the court system will disqualify any applicant. Also, law professors or trustees are ineligible.Board members of the Bar Examiners must be able to attend approximately 10 meetings a year in various Florida locations. Members work 300 or more hours per year on board business depending on committee assignments. Actual travel expenses connected with the meetings and examinations are reimbursed.Persons interested in applying for the vacancies may download the application from the Bar’s Web site by clicking here or should contact The Florida Bar at (850) 561-5600, ext. 6802, to obtain the proper application form. Applications may also be obtained by writing the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300.Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business Friday, May 10, 2002. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the required application. The Board of Governors will review all applications and may request telephone or personal interviews. Bar to fill Third Circuit JNC vacancy One vacancy exists on the Third Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission due to the recent passing of one of the commissioners, Victor Africano.This vacancy will be filled as a direct appointment by the Board of Governors pursuant to F.S. §43.291 to fill out the remainder of the term ending in June 2003.All interested applicants may obtain an application from the Bar’s Web site by clicking here or by calling (850) 561-5757. Competed applications must be returned to The Florida Bar’s Executive Director, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, no later than May 14. Boda petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Bar Rule 3-7.10, Craig Stephen Boda has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Boda was suspended from the practice of law for three years, nunc pro tunc May 14, 1998, as a result of being convicted of the felony offense of failing to report to the Internal Revenue Service his receipt of more than $10,000 in cash and for accepting funds from a client for deposit to and disbursal from his trust account that he knew, or reasonably should have known, were derived from the client’s illegal drug activities.Any person having knowledge bearing upon Boda’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law may contact Elizabeth Sikora Conan, Branch Disciplinary Counsel, The Florida Bar, 1200 Edgewater Dr., Orlando 32804-6314, telephone (407) 425-5424. Tauler petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Bar Rule 3-7.10, Elena C. Tauler has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Tauler was suspended for three years nunc pro tunc, pursuant to a November 22, 2000 court order, as a result of the misappropriation of client funds.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Tauler’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Randolph M. Brombacher, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445. Greenfield petitions for reinstatement Pursuant to Bar Rule 3-7.10, Scott M. Greenfield has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Greenfield was suspended pursuant to a court order dated October 25, 2001, for practicing law while being an inactive member of The Florida Bar.Any person having knowledge bearing upon Greenfield’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact William Mulligan, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445. Spittler petitions for Bar reinstatement Pursuant to Bar Rule 3-7.10, John Joseph Spittler has petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Spittler was suspended for nine months pursuant to a court order dated May 17, 2001, as a result of his misconduct in the filing of improper bankruptcy schedules and transfer of property.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon Spittler’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law may contact Carlos A. Leon, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, Suite M-100, 444 Brickell Avenue, Miami 33131, telephone (305) 377-4445. May 1, 2002 Regular News
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Hundreds of credit union leaders and staff from around the country are in Washington this week for NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus, which kicks off today with a welcome address from President and CEO Dan Berger and remarks from keynote speaker S.E. Cupp.Cupp is a nationally syndicated columnist and political commentator who will talk to credit unions about the upcoming presidential election and the state of Congress.Caucus, NAFCU’s credit union lobbying event of the year, is an opportunity for credit union representatives to meet directly with lawmakers and regulators to discuss top credit union issues face-to-face. The strong attendance this year shows how serious NAFCU members are about putting credit union issues front-and-center in Washington.Caucus runs through Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Other speakers today include: continue reading »
Gunfire volleys rang out early Sunday hours after Thai security services stormed a mall where a soldier who killed at least 20 people was believed to still be holed up.Scores of terrified shoppers had earlier fled the Terminal 21 shopping center escaping a bloody rampage that the gunman relayed via Facebook posts.But it was unclear how many people remained inside the mall in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima – also known as Korat – after armed police said they had “taken control” of the ground floor of the complex late Saturday. Earlier Jakrapanth relayed his shooting spree through Facebook posts which charted the attack from army barracks in the city to the mall, where an unknown number of shoppers remained trapped.Hospitals across the country braced for a grim night ahead as residents flooded the hospitals to give blood and search for relatives.”There are about 20 dead,” said defense ministry spokesman Kongcheep Tantravanich.”Police, military commandos and sharp shooters are surrounding Terminal 21,” he said.A volunteer rescue worker recounted a bloody scene of horror after his team carried four corpses to the hospital.”I’ve never seen anything like this,” Peerapong Chatadee told AFP.”I just feel so sad. He is a solider he should not have fired at unarmed people.” The Thai Health Minister told reporters around 10 people were already in hospital in a “critical condition.”The bloodshed began Saturday afternoon when Jakrapanth shot three people — among them at least one soldier — at a senior officer’s house and then at nearby army barracks.”He stole an army vehicle and drove into the town center,” police Lieutenant-Colonel Mongkol Kuptasiri.There the gunman used weapons stolen from the military arsenal to bring carnage to a town center, walking into the Terminal 21 mall.He “used a machine gun and shot innocent victims resulting in many injured and dead,” police spokesman Krissana Pattanacharoen said.Jakrapanth’s motive remains unclear.But throughout the day he posted images of himself and wrote several posts on his Facebook page as the attack unfolded, including “should I surrender?” and “no one can escape death”.In one Facebook video — since deleted — the assailant, wearing an army helmet, filmed from an open jeep saying, “I’m tired… I can’t pull my finger anymore” and making a trigger symbol with his hand.There were also photos of a man in a ski mask holding up a pistol.A Facebook spokesperson said “we have removed the gunman’s accounts from our services and will work around the clock to remove any violating content related to this attack as soon as we become aware of it”.A witness who was inside the mall before the attack told AFP that the Terminal 21 shopping center was busy with shoppers on a long weekend.”There were loads of people at the mall today,” a 32-year-old from the city said, requesting anonymity.”I was pretty shocked when I found out because I just left the mall not long before.”Street lights below the shopping center were switched off as army and police units sealed off the mall.The city is home to one of Thailand’s largest barracks in a country where the military is enmeshed in politics and society. Thailand has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world.Several shootings at courthouses late last year renewed concern about gun violence in the Southeast Asian country.In another high-profile case, a two-year-old boy was among three people killed when a masked gunman robbed a jewelry shop last month.Late last year two lawyers were shot dead by a clerk at a court in the east of the country during a hearing over a land dispute. Authorities gave no firm details on the movements of the attacker – a junior army officer identified as Sergeant-Major Jakrapanth Thomma – but radio from emergency services at the scene said the gunmen may be in the basement of the multi-level mall.Automatic weapons rang out just before dawn as ambulances prepared to evacuate the wounded in an attack whose motives remain unclear, seeding fear among the rescuers and media massed near the mall. At least 10 people were in critical condition in hospital, according to the Thai Health Minister, raising fears the toll will rise.As shoppers fled late Saturday, police from the Crime Suppression Division urged evacuees to “raise their hands” and identify themselves on the ground floor amid fears the gunmen could hide among the desperate crowds. Topics :
Qatar will kick off the 2022 World Cup at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, organizers announced on Wednesday, as they revealed the schedule for the finals.In a joint statement, FIFA and Qatar’s Supreme Committee organizational body said that the gas-rich Gulf nation will start the World Cup at the 60,000-capacity ground on November 21. The final will be held at the 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium in Doha nearly a month later on December 18. The opening match will begin a group stage that will feature four matches a day for 12 days, spread over eight stadiums around Qatar.Group matches will kick off at three-hour intervals, beginning at 1.00pm local time (1000 GMT), with the late match kicking off at 10:00pm local time.The tournament will then jump straight to the last 16, with two matches a day until two rest days and the start of the quarter- and semi-finals, which will both be spread over two days.Qualification for the World Cup has begun in Asia and Africa but is yet to start in Europe, the Americas and Oceania. Organizers said on Wednesday that the draw for the finals would be made “after the March 2022 international match calendar qualifying window”. Both the Al Bayt and Lusail stadiums are still under construction, although the Al Bayt ground — which takes its shape from the traditional tents used by nomadic peoples in the Gulf region — is nearing completion, according to World Cup organizers.Last week rights group Amnesty International claimed that around a hundred migrant workers at the Al-Bayt stadium, which is 50 kilometers north of Doha, have yet to receive outstanding wages in full after not being paid for up to seven months.Earlier this month several sources told AFP that World Cup organizers will lay off an undisclosed number of staff as Qatar cuts costs amid the coronavirus economic downturn.Qatar has one of the world’s highest per capita infection rates. Topics :
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 16 May 2019 7:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.3kShares Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette has been heavily linked with Barcelona (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette has sent a reassuring message to Arsenal supporters that he feels at home in north London amid speculation of a possible move to Barcelona this summer.Recent reports have claimed that Barcelona are eyeing Lacazette as a cheaper alternative to Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Arsenal are believed to be aware of their interest.At the weekend, Lacazette admitted he was flattered to be linked with a club of Barcelona’s stature and Arsenal have responded by planning talks with the Frenchman over a new long-term contract.Arsenal fans were given a fright on Wednesday as Lacazette appeared among the player profiles on Barca’s website – but seeing as the likes of Steve Bould and Sol Bamba were also on the list it was, very obviously, a glitch.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Gunners are not likely to entertain any offers for Lacazette in the coming months and will no doubt be delighted at the sight of the striker’s most recent Instagram post.Lacazette uploaded a photograph which showed him posing with his team-mates at Arsenal’s London Colney training base with the location set as ‘My Garden’.IT’S OFFICIAL: HE’S STAYING… probablyBarcelona are not the only club to have been linked to Lacazette in recent weeks with Le 10 Sport suggesting that Atletico Madrid have made an approach for the forward.Antoine Griezmann has announced that he will leave Atleti this summer and the La Liga giants have reportedly identified Lacazette as a possible replacement.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesLacazette was an unused substitute as Arsenal beat Burnley 3-1 in their final match of the Premier League campaign, with Unai Emery keen to rest the attacker after he played the full 90 minutes and scored against Valencia.The France international is expected to start Arsenal’s Europa League final with Chelsea barring injury.MORE: Ed Woodward gives Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his backing despite Man United’s turbulent end to the season Comment Alexandre Lacazette sends encouraging message to Arsenal fans amid Barcelona transfer rumours Advertisement
The Tesco-Aldi price comparison a sensible strategy for Aldi, not TescoThey say there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Take Tesco’s Aldi Price Match. While Tesco appears to be taking aim at the discounter, it’s actually doing Aldi a big favour. Big four shoppers keep hearing ‘Aldi price’ and those who don’t have a nearby Tesco will head to Aldi to take a look.It’s almost the opposite of the Pepsi taste test. That worked for Pepsi because they were smaller. Forget the taste difference – even if Pepsi tasted the same as Coke, a 50:50 test result would still be a win when nine out of 10 of the test subjects drink your competitor. This logic makes the Tesco-Aldi price comparison a sensible strategy for Aldi, not Tesco.Tesco’s Aldi Price Match is not aimed at Aldi shoppers, though. It is designed to reassure its own shoppers and attract customers away from big four rivals. The price match may concede the victory to Aldi, but it ensures Tesco will be the last non-discounter standing.Ultimately, though, the winner is Aldi. As it lays down more stores, the maths goes even further in its direction. By following a ruthless focus on simplicity and price, it has got the future in its hands.Still, if Aldi wants to own the future, it now needs to embrace the data. This sets up a competitive dilemma. The data lies in loyalty schemes, which repulse Aldi because the minute you involve loyalty discounts, you mess with the simple EDLP message that has worked so well.I get it, but that’s not the end of the story. Automated accurate decision-making needs the driving data, and retail can’t escape it. Lidl has now made its bid for the future with the Lidl Plus app, risking the projection of a slightly more premium image. Aldi needs the data on its shoppers but it can’t and won’t leave the super-hard discounter space open for B&M to drop into – or worse invite an entry from, say, Poland’s Biedronka.Online is also an interesting battleground. The big retailers are killing each other with cheap delivery in a huge online share grab, whilst grocery online share has fallen back to 12% from its coronavirus high of 14%. This is proving to be like the land grab of the 90s, which now hangs like a noose around the necks of big retail. Aldi, which lags in online, shows e-commerce caution announcing click & collect. But this profitable halfway house is not a ‘big data’ play, and it’s not enough.Aldi’s challenge is to find a way to solve the data void without messing up the pricing proposition. So what can it give shoppers to reward loyalty? One answer could be service benefits, like fast track tills. ABCD is crucial – Anything But Complicated Discounts.
Scott Van Slyke on Monday night had perhaps the most fortunate night of his career. He had a career-high four hits and four RBIs, but two of the hits and three of the RBIs came on two high-choppers in the infield.Regardless, his good fortune was the Dodgers’ as they rode it to a 7-5 victory over the Angels before a sellout crowd of 44,488 in the opener of the Freeway Series at Angel Stadium.The Dodgers had taken a 4-3 lead in the top of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Adrian Gonzalez. Van Slyke came up in the seventh with runners on second and third. He hit a high-chopper that Angels reliever Trevor Gott tried to field. But it tipped off his glove, changed directions and also got past charging shortstop Erick Aybar. Two runs scored, Van Slyke ended up at second and the Dodgers led 6-3.After the Angels scored twice in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single by Albert Pujols and a wild pitch by reliever Jim Johnson to get within 6-5, Van Slyke was at it again. This time his high-chopper to shortstop in the eighth went for an RBI single and a 7-5 lead. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “They found the holes,” Van Slyke said, smiling. “I’m not complaining.”Van Slyke is a reserve who typically plays in the outfield. He was at first base in this one because Adrian Gonzalez was the designated hitter, being that this interleague game was played in an American League park.Van Slyke was stoked to be able to chip in like this.“It’s always nice to contribute,” said Van Slyke, who also had an RBI ground-rule double in the second for a 1-0 Dodgers lead. “It’s nice to get the win. We see the finish line.”The first-place Dodgers (79-58) now lead San Francisco by 8 1/2 games in the NL West. The third-place Angels (69-68) remained 5 1/2 games behind first-place Houston in the AL West, but fell 3 1/2 games behind Texas, which is holder of the second wild-card spot in the American League. The Dodgers are 4-0 this season against the Angels.Angels second baseman Taylor Featherston bemoaned the hard luck involving Van Slyke’s infield hits.“For sure, that’s the first time a two-RBI double bounced off a pitcher’s glove,” he said. “But that’s baseball. The average person doesn’t understand what it’s like to have a ball coming at you and not try to catch it and let your shortstop take it.“Maybe he (Gott) will learn from that situation next time and bring the arm down. Sometimes, balls get hit hard and get caught, and other times they get hit soft and fall in. Hopefully, they even out, but they definitely had some balls fall in tonight.”The Dodgers banged out 16 hits but left 15 men on base.Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his 30th save.The Angels’ Mike Trout went 0-for-5 and struck out three times, including looking in the ninth for the first out with Kole Calhoun at first.C.J. Cron hit a home run – his 11th – to tie the game 1-1 in the bottom of the second. The Dodgers took a 3-1 lead on a pinch-hit two-run double by Justin Ruggiano in the top of the fifth.But Calhoun hit a two-run home run off Dodgers starting and winning pitcher Zack Greinke in the bottom of the inning to tie the game. It was No. 22 for Calhoun.Greinke (16-3) pitched six innings and got the win. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits. He struck out five and did not walk a batter on 89 pitches.When the Angels touched three Dodgers relievers for the two runs in the bottom of the seventh, removing Greinke didn’t look good, especially since he had an extra day of rest. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly explained the move.“We felt like before the game we weren’t going to push him tonight,” he said. “After the last game, he threw a lot of pitches (114) and battled. He was not really the typical Zack, wasn’t as sharp as he can be. So we really had made a decision that we weren’t going to push him and tax him tonight.”Said Greinke: “First five innings weren’t real sharp and then all of a sudden in the sixth, started pitching pretty good. Everything started working all of a sudden.”Greinke had 1-2-3 innings in the first, fourth and sixth innings.
The Blues and Bruins are going to Game 7, and it’s going to be a treat.For the first time since 2011, the Stanley Cup Final will require a deciding game to determine this year’s champion after a Boston rally kept St. Louis from closing out the series in Game 6 on Sunday. The Blues are still in the hunt for the team’s first championship in its 51-year history, while the Bruins are seeking their seventh overall and second since 2011.Here are three things to watch for in Wednesday’s winner-take-all showdown in Boston: Related News Ryan O’Reilly, Alex Pietrangelo prepped for Blues playoff milestonesBlues center Ryan O’Reilly extended his point streak to five games Sunday as he notched a goal on three shots in the team’s loss. With seven goals and 14 assists through 25 playoff games, his 21 points are tied with Brett Hull, Doug Gilmour and Bernie Federko for the most by a Blues player in one postseason.Meanwhile, defenseman Alex Pietrangelo has 15 assists and 17 points in the playoffs, which are the most by a St. Louis player at his position. He tied Federko for the Blues assist record in one postseason and has also added two goals during the team’s run.O’REILLY!!!!!!!! BLUES ARE ON THE BOARD!!!!! #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/3ytznHhIdu— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) June 10, 2019Zdeno Chara to close out postseason for the agesOn the opposite bench, Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara is gearing up to play his 14th Game 7 to pass Patrick Roy and Scott Stevens for most in NHL history. Stanley Cup Final 2019: 3 takeaways from Bruins’ Game 6 win over Blues The 42-year-old captain, surprisingly active Sunday despite suffering a broken jaw in Game 4 last Monday when he was struck in the face with a puck, set another record with his empty-net goal in the third period to become the oldest defenseman to score a goal in Stanley Cup Final history.How important is home ice?In the Stanley Cup Final, history shows it’s pretty significant. According to ESPN , home teams are 12-4 all-time in Game 7 of the championship series. However, home teams have lost the last two such games. The Canucks most recently fell to Bruins in 2011, while the Red Wings were defeated by the Penguins in 2009.The Blues have won twice at TD Garden this series, but still need one more victory to seal the deal. The Bruins won’t make it easy, though, as the team is set to host a deciding game of championship round for the first time in its 95-year history.