Comments are closed. The TUC has called for tobacco smoke to be classified as a ‘hazardouschemical’ under European law and restricted in workplaces – including bars andrestaurants – as other dangerous substances are. Its call coincided with National No Smoking Day in March. The union body haswritten to the EU Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, asking forlimits to be set on exposure to tobacco smoke at work, and to list it as anoccupational carcinogen. Brendan Barber, TUC general secretary, said: “Making work smoke-freewould save thousands of lives and do absolutely no harm to the economy.” The chief medical officer for Scotland has claimed that 50,000 people wouldgive up smoking if it was banned in the workplace. Dr Mac Armstrong made the comments to the BBC during an interview aboutNational No Smoking Day. The BMA reiterated its calls for smoking to be banned in workplaces as partof the no-smoking day, and the Health Development Agency called for smoking tobe banned in hospitals. Of the UK’s 12 million smokers, more than nine million said they wantedsmoke-free hospitals to help them reduce their own usage. Previous Article Next Article Union calls for tobacco smoke to labelled ‘hazardous’On 1 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
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(Photo Supplied/NFPA) Fire Prevention Week kicks off Sunday, October 4, and this year’s theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.”Kitchen fires are the #1 cause of home fires, and home fire injuries, and unattended cooking is the leading cause of these fires.South Bend Fire Chief Carl Buchanon says some of the simplest things we can do to prevent home fires is “never leave anything on the stove unattended, always extinguish candles when leaving the house and have your furnace or fireplace serviced professionally prior to using them.”Due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions, all South Bend Fire Department Fire Prevention Week activities will be virtual. You can stay updated on the happenings during the week, including safety tips, kid’s activities, giveaways and the introduction of a virtual classroom for children, by following the department’s Facebook page.For any fire safety and prevention questions, call the South Bend Fire Department at (574) 235-5562. For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and cooking fire prevention, visit fpw.org.For Michigan residents, the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety is hosting a drive-thru Smoke Detector/Fire Prevention Give-A-Way from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, October 4 at the Benton Harbor Firehouse.To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Benton Harbor, contact the Benton Harbor Department of Public Safety at (269) 927-8434. WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNews By Brooklyne Beatty – October 2, 2020 0 377 Pinterest Facebook TAGS20/20Benton HarborFire Prevention WeekkitchensafetySouth Bend Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Twitter Google+ Previous articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, October 5-9Next articleAlzheimer’s Association holding Virtual Resource Fair this month Brooklyne Beatty “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”: Fire Prevention Week 2020 begins Sunday
Raising Cane’s begins hiring for December debut in Mishawaka IndianaLocalNews By Jon Zimney – October 29, 2020 0 665 Google+ Google+ Pinterest Twitter Pinterest (Photo supplied/Raising Cane’s) As Raising Cane’s prepares to introduce its quality chicken finger meals to the Hoosier State, the company is hiring at least 80 new crew members for multiple positions, ranging from management to hourly Crew.Candidates interested in various positions at the Mishawaka restaurant should apply at WorkAtCanes.com. Applicants can expect to be contacted to set up an interview within 48 hours of applying.In addition to competitive pay and paid time off for hourly crew, Cane’s provides medical, dental and vision insurance. Raising Cane’s also provides bi-annual merit increases to all hourly crew members. The company invests in the future of its Crew by providing tuition assistance to hourly managers, ongoing career development and advancement opportunities – highlighted by a 70% internal promotion rate.The new restaurant is scheduled to open on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 5212 N. Main St. Due to anticipated Customer demand, the restaurant will feature a multi-lane drive-thru, enabling the Crew to better serve customers throughout the area. Facebook Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articlePower outage affects 1400 South Bend residents, forces eLearning day for LaSalle AcademyNext articleMan arrested on murder charge for shooting death in Mishawaka Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.
This past weekend at Stephentown, NY’s Disc Jam Music Festival, Dopapod brought out the West End Blend horns as well as Greg Sanderson (sax), Joshua Schwartz (sax/vocals) and Chris Brouwers (trumpet) of Turkuaz, along with other special guests to play a special Dopapod Orchestra set. Among the great music from the set, the group performed a fantastic rendition of The Band‘s “Ophelia,” which featured Schwartz assisting on lead vocals. Check out video of “Ophelia” into Dopapod original “Roid Rage,” courtesy of Mister Krinkle.
Tony-winning director Michael Mayer, currently represented on Broadway by Hedwig and the Angry Inch, has amassed a starry cast of stage and screen vets for a movie adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull. Deadline reports that two-time Tony winner Brian Dennehy, Tony nominees Elisabeth Moss and Mare Winningham, along with Broadway alums Annette Bening and Corey Stoll, will lead the cast.Stephen Karam, whose play Sons of the Prophet was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize, has penned the script. The Seagull, set during a turning point in Russian history, involves young Konstantin, who struggles to define himself as a writer. When his mother, the famous actress Arkadina and her lover Trigorin arrive to spend the summer at her family’s country home, their appearance wreaks havoc on the rest of the family.Saoirse Ronan will also star; rounding out the company will be Broadway alums Jon Tenney and Glen Fleshler, as well as Michael Zegen and Billy Howle.Production is currently taking place in York. The Seagull was last seen on Broadway in 2008 with a cast including Kristin Scott Thomas, Mackenzie Crook, Peter Sarsgaard, Art Malik and Carey Mulligan. View Comments
New Orleans Saints 38-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Tom Brady throws three interceptions in blowout loss | NFL News
Scoring summary Saints 31-0 BuccaneersWill Lutz 36-yard field goal A Will Lutz 36-yard field goal made it 31-0 to New Orleans going into the break, with Brady – who threw a second pick to Marcus Williams in the dying seconds – staring down the largest ever half-time deficit of his storied career.The start of the third quarter offered a glimmer of hope, as the Buccaneers recovered a Brees fumble on the first possession and subsequently drove down to the Saints one-yard line, only to then turn the ball over on downs for the second time in the game when failing to convert on fourth down.Brady’s third and final interception was picked off by Malcolm Jenkins late in the third quarter, and Brees then turned that turnover into a three-yard touchdown pass to Josh Hill early in the fourth, seeing him streak ahead of Brady by three on the all-time passing TDs list.Ryan Succop’s 48-yard field goal with just under six minutes remaining ensured Tampa Bay were at least able to avoid a shutout, but the 38-3 scoreline represents the most lopsided loss of Brady’s career. Saints 38-0 BuccaneersDrew Brees three-yard TD pass to Josh Hill (extra point) – Advertisement – It was clear early on in the game that it was going to prove a far trickier contest for Tampa Bay than many had predicted; having averaged 36 points per game in a three-game win streak coming into Sunday’s meeting with the Saints, Brady’s Bucs badly stumbled out of the gate, particularly on offence.Buccaneers stats: Tom Brady, 22/38, 209 yards, 0 TDs, 3 INTsRushing leader: Ronald Jones, three carries, nine yardsReceiving leader: Mike Evans, four catches, 64 yardsTampa Bay went three-and-out on each of their opening four possessions, while Brady threw his first interception to David Onyemata on their next series, seeing his stat line read a paltry 4-of-12 passing at the time, for 27 yards and a pick.By that point, contrastingly, Brees had expertly led three Saints touchdown drives – finding Tre-Quan Smith, Adam Trautman and Emmanuel Sanders in the endzone – and, following on from Brady’s interception, Alvin Kamara went over at the goal line for a fourth first-half score.- Advertisement – Saints 38-3 BuccaneersRyan Succop 48-yard field goal Tom Brady was intercepted three times and suffered the largest defeat of his career on Sunday night against the Saints Saints 21-0 BuccaneersDrew Brees 12-yard TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders (extra point) Drew Brees throws four touchdown passes to overtake Tom Brady for the most in NFL history (564 to 561); Antonio Brown has three catches for 31 yards in Buccaneers debut, while Michael Thomas had five grabs for 51 yards in his return for the Saints Last Updated: 09/11/20 5:48am Saints 7-0 BuccaneersDrew Brees 14-yard TD pass to Tre’Quan Smith (extra point) SECOND QUARTER
They couldn’t be more different personally.Meadows, a three-term congressman from the western corner of his state, is affable and outgoing.Jordan, a former wrestling champion, is wound tight, always confrontational in shirt sleeves.Meadows played a leading role in driving Boehner into retirement.Today, Boehner’s successor, Speaker Paul Ryan, hears Freedom Caucus footsteps.Jordan habitually exploits the oversight and investigative powers of the House to pursue phony scandals.He’s been especially bellicose about the examination of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the case of the four Americans killed by terrorists in 2012 at the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Congressional Republicans have held more hearings on Benghazi than on the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, when 2,996 people died.At an all-day hearing to badger Clinton on Oct. 22, 2015, she turned the tables.When a yelling Jordan recycled some conspiracy theory, an amused-looking Clinton shot back: “I wrote a whole chapter about this is my book, ‘Hard Choices.’I’d be glad to send it to you, Congressman.”He was even more intense in accusing the Internal Revenue Service of illegally targeting conservative political groups.He led an effort to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, who wasn’t even at the agency when the alleged offenses took place.If he’d succeeded, it would have been the first impeachment of an executive branch appointee since the administration of President Ulysses S. Grant. It was all bogus. Categories: Editorial, OpinionThe House Freedom Caucus styles itself as the principled champion of limited government and the rule of law.More often, its members are partisan gunslingers, attack dogs during President Barack Obama’s administration and lap dogs for President Donald Trump.That’s personified by the two leaders of this right-wing contingent of about three dozen House Republicans: Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina.If negotiations fail this week to head off a government shutdown, Jordan and Meadows will be in the spotlight.They enjoy throwing grenades. Former House Speaker John Boehner called his fellow Ohioan, Jordan, a “legislative terrorist.” The other takes inspiration from former Senator Jesse Helms, a 30-year North Carolina lawmaker until 2003 whose politics relied on stoking animosities and fear.Legislatively, the two camps voted similarly.But their messages and approach to politics were radically different, with one focused on hope and the other on resentment.Jordan and Meadows fall into the Helms camp.(Neither responded to calls or emails seeking comment for this column.)Their influence is mostly negative.A fellow Republican congressman, Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania, said the Freedom Caucus leaders can effectively undercut the House leadership but “just can’t get to yes.” The Freedom Caucus sometimes does act on principle, opposing expanded government and big spending programs.But Jordan and Meadows both supported the Republican budget resolution that is paving the way for massive deficits.Jordan and Meadows are the public face of the Freedom Caucus.If their aversion to compromise helps provoke a government shutdown, there’s a good chance that they’ll emerge as the face of all House Republicans.With the GOP facing a tough struggle to retain control of the House in the November midterm elections, that would be good news for Democrats.Albert R. Hunt, a Bloomberg View columnist was formerly executive editor of Bloomberg News.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? They’ll brush aside the Republican congressional leadership, but Trump could call them off.Both men have embraced Trump’s most extreme positions.They’ve demanded the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions for insufficient ardor in Trump’s defense against the Justice Department probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.“Manufactured hysteria,” they’ve called it.The Freedom Caucus leaders are a byproduct of a divide in the American conservative movement that’s been widening for four decades.One side is embodied by Jack Kemp, who represented western New York in Congress during the 1970s and 1980s and served as U.S. housing secretary under President George H.W. Bush.His was a conservativism of openness, inclusion and the opportunity society. The Treasury Department’s Inspector General concluded that IRS mistakes were bureaucratic, not political; liberal groups were targeted too. As my Bloomberg View colleague Francis Wilkinson wrote in November, Koskinen left voluntarily on Nov. 9, 2017, with his impeccable integrity intact.Jordan has lacked the grace to apologize; he even criticized the National Academy of Public Administration for honoring Koskinen’s public service.Meadows has a history of bigoted remarks.He was an enthusiastic backer of the malevolent far-right fantasy that Obama wasn’t born in the U.S.He once suggested that somebody should send the Hawaii-born Democrat “back home to Kenya.”During a hearing on the Affordable Care Act, Meadows objected to mandating maternity coverage, noting, correctly, that it wasn’t something he could utilize.
Topics : Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, a leading member of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to re-enter precautionary quarantine, officials said Thursday. Netanyahu’s previous quarantine, imposed earlier this week after one of his staffers tested positive for the novel coronavirus, had ended Wednesday night, his office said. The premier’s new seven-day self-isolation was imposed following his contacts with the 71-year-old Litzman, the prime minister’s office said. Ultra-Orthodox restrictions The rising caseload has spurred Israel to increasingly tighten restrictions, with the latest measures aimed directly at ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities that have resisted social distancing rules.According to health ministry data, ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods and cities have become COVID-19 hotspots after leading rabbis had initially ignored and even refuted state orders to close educational institutions and limit synagogue attendance.Netanyahu on Wednesday said there had been “a very positive change among the ultra-Orthodox public”. He said the ultra-Orthodox, or Haredim in Hebrew, had now “well internalized the danger of the spread of the coronavirus”.They are “listening to the instructions and behaving responsibly, with full backing from the rabbis,” he added. In a televised address, Netanyahu said movement to and from the central Israeli ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak would be reduced “to the necessary minimum”. The quarantined and sick from Bnei Brak would be taken away to hotels elsewhere in the country, the right-wing premier added. Netanyahu also told Israelis to wear face masks in public, in a reversal of policy.”If you do not have a mask, use a scarf or any other face covering that will reduce the spread of the virus to others,” he said. Litzman of the Gur Hassidic sect — whose wife also tested positive — is the most prominent member of the hard-hit ultra-Orthodox community to test positive for the virus that has infected more than 6,200 Israelis. “Litzman and his wife feel well, are receiving treatment and will be quarantined and supervised,” a health ministry statement said.The ministry added that its director-general, Moshe Bar Siman Tov, along with other senior officials, will also enter quarantine following contacts with Litzman.Israeli media also reported that the head of the Mossad spy agency, Yossi Cohen, may also be compelled to self-isolate after having had contact with Litzman, but that information could not be immediately confirmed.
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release, Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania State Police will receive nearly a half million dollars in federal grants to supplement their efforts to combat drug trafficking in the commonwealth.“My administration has provided more resources and help for people struggling from the disease of addiction, while at the same time holding drug traffickers that prey on these victims accountable,” Governor Wolf said. “These grants will help bolster the work that our troopers are already doing to root out and arrest drug traffickers.”The grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) include $300,000 to combat heroin trafficking and $186,793 to combat methamphetamines.DOJ’s Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program advances public safety by providing funds to investigate illicit activities related to the distribution of heroin or unlawful distribution of prescription opioids, or unlawful heroin and prescription opioid traffickers through statewide collaboration.“Our Troopers are on the front lines of combatting the drug trade and work on local and multi-state trafficking investigations to stop heroin and other drugs from creating further damage to our communities,” PSP Commissioner Col. Tyree Blocker said. “We are proud to be a part of Governor Wolf’s efforts to combat the heroin and opioid crisis facing our commonwealth.”In the first half of 2016, the Pennsylvania State Police seized over $31 million in heroin, marijuana, and other illicit drugs. Specifically, these totals include over 42 pounds of heroin with a street value of over $13 million.To learn more about the Wolf Administration’s work to combat the opioid epidemic and learn more about the issue, please visit pa.gov/collections/opioid-epidemic/.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf September 22, 2016 Governor Wolf Announces State Police Awarded Federal Grants to Combat Heroin, Meth