Monday, October 27, 2008

Now health and safety trumps Magna Carta | Metro.co.uk


Now health and safety trumps Magna Carta | Metro.co.uk:

"The age-old right to collect deadwood from Britain's forests has been axed - because it is too dangerous.

Forestry chiefs have blamed 'increasing constraints' under health and safety laws to overrule a decree that was enshrined in the Magna Carta almost 800 years ago."


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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Worst Airline Safety Ratings Revealed


"Some airlines are considerable worse than others. Here are the top ten worst airlines in the world in terms of accident ratings, with number one listed as the worst:"


1.Cubana Airline, accident rating 5.74.
2.China Airlines, accident rating 3.57.
3.Avianca Colombian Airline, accident rating 3.15
4.TAM Airline, accident rating 2.76.
5.Korean Air, accident rating 2.26.
6.Egypt Air, accident rating 2.06.
7.Indian Air Lines, accident rating 1.94.
8.Taesa Airlines, accident rating 1.83.
9.China Soutwest Airlines, accident rating 1.74.
10.Aeromexico, accident rating 1.55.

China is doing well with 2 in worse top ten.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Broomsticks and devil’’s forks deemed hazardous for Brit kids health!


Broomsticks and devil’’s forks deemed hazardous for Brit kids health!:
"October 25th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI -

London, Oct 25 (ANI): British nursery Langham Pre-School, near Colchester, Essex, has banned kids from bringing in broomsticks and pitchforks or other such objects during Hallowe”en.

Due to health and safety fears, the pre-schools committee decided upon the ban, especially after a child was hurt last year.

However, it did not sit well with the parents, who have criticised it as health and safety gone too far.

Sally Cowley, a 39-year-old mother-of-two who runs the nearby Boxted mother and toddler group, finds the decision sad.

I think it’’s sad it has come to this. It’’s the same as banning conkers, the Telegraph quoted her as saying."
Question, If brooms are dangerous, how do we now sweep the floor?

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MuscatineJournal.com | Speed bump theft is 'not a joke'


MuscatineJournal.com | Speed bump theft is 'not a joke':
"Speed bump theft is 'not a joke'
By Jennifer Meyer of the Muscatine Journal


MUSCATINE, Iowa — Someone made a quick getaway.

But officials at Muscatine Public Works hope someone saw whoever stole a speed bump strip from Clermont Drive last weekend.

“It’s not a joke, it’s theft,” said Public Works Director Randy Hill.

Each speed bump strip costs taxpayers $1,600. The city had four, but now it has only three.

Hill believes someone might have seen the thieves with flashlights, or picking up the heavy speed bump strips.

“It’s just not a matter of pulling them up off the pavement. They’re bolted down,” he said.

Nobody reported the theft of another speed bump a few years ago from Wier Street, which Hill said is well traveled."


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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

OFT issues Statement of Objections against eight recruitment agencies


121/08 21 October 2008

The OFT has today issued a Statement of Objections alleging that eight recruitment agencies have breached the Competition Act 1998.

The Statement of Objections sets out the OFT's proposed findings against;
A Warwick Associates, Beresford Blake Thomas, CDI AndersElite, Eden Brown, Fusion People, Hays Specialist Recruitment, Henry Recruitment and Hill McGlynn Associates.

The OFT alleges that these recruitment agencies engaged in the following conduct, in breach of the Chapter I prohibition of the Competition Act 1998 [see notes]:

* Collective boycott – an agreement to withdraw from and/or refrain from entering into contracts with a particular intermediary for the supply of candidates to construction companies in the UK, which had as its object the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition in the market for the supply, by recruitment agencies, of candidates with professional, managerial, trade and labour skills required by the construction industry in the UK.
* Price fixing - an agreement and/or concerted practice to fix target fee rates for the supply of candidates to intermediaries and certain construction companies in the UK, which had as its object the prevention, restriction or distortion of competition in the market for the supply, by recruitment agencies, of candidates with professional, managerial, trade and labour skills required by the construction industry in the UK.

The OFT alleges that this behaviour formed one single overall infringement, which took place from late 2004 to between the end of 2005 and early 2006 - the exact duration of a given recruitment agency's involvement in the alleged infringement varied.
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Risk assess this - Haragans Mobile Power Saw

"Invaluable for scrub clearing and timber getting. Can be used as a docking saw, cutting mine props, caps and sleepers, and is indispensable to timber cutters. A feature is patented Gimbal Ring and Saddle which makes possible vertical, horizontal, or diagonal cuts, irrespective of ground conditions. The saw is powered by British BSA 4-cycle, side-valve engine, developing 10 HP at 2,600 RPM. A special type of carburettor is fitted and lubrication is of the dry sump type, 36in. to 42 in. circular saws can be fitted.

A simple device permits the chassis to be raised or lowered so that a clearance of 12 to 24 in. can be obtained under the main axle. A power drive is fitted so that manoeuvring the saw is simplified."

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Study finds that searching the Internet increases brain function (10/16/2008)


Study finds that searching the Internet increases brain function (10/16/2008):

"UCLA scientists have found that for computer-savvy middle-aged and older adults, searching the Internet triggers key centers in the brain that control decision-making and complex reasoning. The findings demonstrate that Web search activity may help stimulate and possibly improve brain function."


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bonus Bureau, Computing Divison, 11/24/24 by National Photo (LOC)

DSE assessments anyone?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Barclays bankers enjoy £500,000 corporate trip amid bank bail-out - Telegraph


Barclays bankers enjoy £500,000 corporate trip amid bank bail-out - Telegraph:

"Bankers at Barclays have defied the worldwide financial meltdown by flying to Italy for a £500,000 three-day corporate trip to a five-star hotel on Lake Como."


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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Imaging study reveals battle between lure of reward and fear of failure.


That familiar pull between the promise of victory and the dread of defeat - whether in money, love or sport - is rooted in the brain's architecture, according to a new imaging study.

Neuroscientists at the USC Brain and Creativity Institute have identified distinct brain regions with competing responses to risk.

Both regions are located in the prefrontal cortex, an area behind the forehead involved in analysis and planning.

By giving volunteers a task that measures risk tolerance and observing their reactions with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the researchers found that activity in one region identified risk-averse volunteers, while activity in a different region was greater in those with an appetite for risk.

The study appeared online Oct. 8 in the journal Cerebral Cortex.

"We can see risk as a battle between two forces," said Antoine Bechara, professor of psychology at USC. "There is always a lure of reward. There's always a fear of failure. These are the two forces that are always battling each other."

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Butcher banned from chopping up meat in mornings because of the noise


A butcher has been banned from chopping up meat in the mornings - because of the din.

Brian Clapton, 51, was ordered by council officials to soundproof his store or stop cutting joints before 8am following a neighbour's complaints.


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Gardener ordered to take down barbed wire to protect thieves


Bill Malcolm, 61, was told to "remove it on health and safety grounds" by the local council, which owns the allotments.

He erected the deterrent after thieves struck three times in four months, stealing more than £300 worth of spades, forks, hoes and wrecking his potato patch in the process.


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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Council advises homeowners to leave sheds open for thieves - Telegraph


Council advises homeowners to leave sheds open for thieves - Telegraph:

"Tenants have been warned that padlocks can lead to thieves forcing their way through doors and windows of the council-owned sheds to steal garden equipment.

Bristol City Council claims its 'Don't Use a Padlock' initiative will save taxpayers' money because fewer sheds will have to be repaired or replaced."

Bristol City Council - AGAIN
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Myth: Health and safety laws ban bonfires


The reality

Despite the story of a rugby club showing a film of a bonfire instead of lighting a real one, health and safety legislation doesn’t ban them.

Over the coming months, millions of people will be enjoying Diwali and Guy Fawkes Night celebrations. So if you’re organising a public event, now or at any other time, don’t let it go up in smoke - take practical steps to manage the risks responsibly, and sensibly.
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