Woman finds note from Chinese labor camp prisoner in Kmart decorations – Seattle Political Buzz | Examiner.com

Woman finds note from Chinese labor camp prisoner in Kmart decorations – Seattle Political Buzz | Examiner.com: Oregon resident Julie Keith was shocked when she opened her $29.99 Kmart Halloween graveyard decoration kit to find a letter, folded into eights, hidden between two Styrofoam tombstones.
Coming all the way from unit 8, department 2 of the Masanjia Labor Camp in Shenyang, China, the letter written mostly in English read,

“Sir: If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persicution of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever.”

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Fujairah hotel employees ordered to pay blood money for death of child, two maids | GulfNews.com

Fujairah hotel employees ordered to pay blood money for death of child, two maids | GulfNews.com: Fujairah: The Fujairah Court has ordered a hotel manager and two hotel employees to pay Dh400,000 as blood money for the deaths of an Emirati child and two housemaids in a swimming pool accident.

The court also ordered the suspects to pay Dh500 each for causing the death of the three deceased during their stay in the hotel.

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South Hadley Board of Health says state DEP should fine landfill operator | masslive.com

South Hadley Board of Health says state DEP should fine landfill operator | masslive.com: SOUTH HADLEY – The town Board of Health is asking the state to fine it’s landfill operator over the town’s claim that banned material has been dumped at the facility.

In a recent letter to Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Ken Kimmell, the Board of Health said the agency has shown “blatant indifference” to the dumping of banned material and urged DEP to fine the company.

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Loyal pet stays by the side of woman trapped in dunny hole | Bundaberg NewsMail

Loyal pet stays by the side of woman trapped in dunny hole | Bundaberg NewsMail: THE excruciating pain of being trapped down a 2.5m backyard toilet hole with a fractured knee may have been made all the more bearable for Susan Saunders by hearing the whimpers of her 10-year-old blue heeler, named Dog.

The presence of her loyal companion reassured the 65-year-old she was not alone, as she waited in the makeshift dunny with her leg twisted in an “unimaginable” position for hours on her property, near Baffle Creek, until help arrived.

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Civil servants to work nine to five – Spain #easylife

Civil servants to work nine to five: PUBLIC sector employees will see a large chunk of their freedom curtailed from the start of next year as their working hours are set to get longer and their lunch hours and time off reduced.

They will be expected to work 37 hours a day, normally 09.00hrs to 17.00hrs with half an hour for lunch, but this may be flexible and allow certain employees to start work at 07.30hrs or finish at 18.30hrs, depending upon their role.

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Worker killed, another injured in explosion at Cincinnati waste disposal company

Worker killed, another injured in explosion at Cincinnati waste disposal company: CINCINNATI — An explosion at a waste disposal company in Cincinnati has killed one man and left a co-worker injured.
The University of Cincinnati Medical Center says Zachary Henzerling died early Saturday a day after the explosion at Environmental Enterprises Inc.
He was one of four workers shredding an industrial filter when chemicals ignited early Friday

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26 injured in Macau-Hong Kong ferry collision – Channel NewsAsia

26 injured in Macau-Hong Kong ferry collision – Channel NewsAsia: HONG KONG: Twenty-six people were injured on Saturday in a collision between a Hong Kong-bound passenger ferry and a buoy in Macau, authorities said.It was initially reported that 27 people were injured.The ferry crashed into the buoy in Macau’s Outer Harbour around 10 minutes after it left the ferry terminal at approximately 12:15 pm (0415 GMT), Macau Maritime Administration senior technical officer Lam Son told AFP.All of the injured were taken to a local hospital after the ship was towed back to the terminal, Lam said.”It was said that the boat went off course, so it crashed into a buoy,” Lam said, adding the ferry was not speeding and that the visibility was poor at only 0.8 nautical miles.

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BC Ferries is still dealing with asbestos on several vessels

Two years after concerns were raised locally, BC Ferries is still dealing with asbestos on several vessels, including the Queen of Burnaby serving Comox and Powell River, as well as the North Island Princess sailing between Powell River and Texada Island.

In emails and reports unveiled through a Freedom of Information request, Manager of Occupational Safety and Health for BC Ferries, Kathleen Aslett indicated she has concerns about proper asbestos signage on the Burnaby, saying in an email “I am concerned re the decaling issue on the ship not reflecting the inventory report.”

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Alberta rail safety questioned after workers hit by train – Edmonton – CBC News

The company that employed the three men who were struck and injured by a train while cleaning tracks east of Edmonton on Wednesday says changes will be made in light of the accident.

The three men — aged 20, 28 and 32 — work for A&B Rail Services, which was contracted by CN Rail. All three remain in hospital with serious injuries, according to Alberta Occupational Health and Safety.

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Safety check put on hold, mayor wants HSE to inspect council buildings! | This is Gloucestershire #nocompetentsafetyadvice

Safety check put on hold | This is Gloucestershire: COUNCILLORS have put plans to check on the health and safety status of Tewkesbury Town Hall on hold.

Town mayor Ken Powell wanted the town council to ask the Health and Safety Executive to carry out a survey of the building to ensure it complied with legislation.

He doubted that the building would be up to scratch.

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