Court bills for dirty Dudley takeaways (From Stourbridge News)

Court bills for dirty Dudley takeaways (From Stourbridge News): BOROUGH takeaways have been hit with court bills for thousands of pounds for a string of offences relating to poor hygiene.

Brierley Hill pizza firm boss Mohammed Hassani, of Cooper Avenue, who runs Godfather Pizzeria in Dudley, landed a bill for £7,334 after pleading guilty to 11 offences.

The prosecution, brought by Dudley Council, followed inspections at his takeaway in Stourbridge Road, Dudley, in December 2011 and June 2012 by environmental health officers.

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Belgian journalist Yves Debay killed in Syria: Aleppo Info.

Belgian journalist Yves Debay killed in Syria: Aleppo Info. Center: Belgian soldier-turned-war correspondent Yves Debay was killed while covering fighting between Syrian opposition forces and the regime’s army in Syria’s economic hub city of Aleppo, the Information Center of Aleppo reported early Friday, according to Al Arabiya television.

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US Navy ship stuck in Tubbataha: Why there? | Inquirer Global Nation

US Navy ship stuck in Tubbataha: Why there? | Inquirer Global Nation: A US Navy warship that ran aground on the Tubbataha Reefs Thursday did not coordinate with local authorities about its passage, something that the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said was contrary to the protocol among foreign and local ships crossing the waters near the World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea.
“Why were they even near Tubbataha? The Sulu Sea is so vast, and it takes 10 hours from Puerto Princesa to reach it. Why couldn’t they see it when they had all the state-of-the-art maps and navigation systems?” said Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan, WWF-Philippines vice chairman and chief executive officer.

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Bury St Edmunds: Council to be prosecuted over Nowton Park death – – East Anglian Daily Times

Bury St Edmunds: Council to be prosecuted over Nowton Park death – News – East Anglian Daily Times: THE HEALTH and safety executive will prosecute St Edmundsbury Borough Council over the death of a partially sighted grandmother who was struck by a runaway horse and carriage.

Carole Bullett, 57, of Clark Walk, Bury St Edmunds, died from serious chest injuries in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, a day after being knocked down at the Nowton Park Country Fair in June 2011

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Burden of proof | The Law Gazette [noise-induced industrial hearing loss

Burden of proof | The Law Gazette: In 1981, the claimant began work for the defendant married couple as a forester and gardener. That work involved, on occasion, the use of noisy equipment. In 1988, the defendants sold the forest, rendering the employment of the claimant that of gardener only. In May 2000, the claimant’s employment by the defendant ended and he took up work as a delivery driver. At the time the claimant’s ceased work for the defendants, he suffered from hearing loss and tinnitus.

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Iberia pilots offer to take 26 per cent pay cut in exchange for ‘better management’

Iberia pilots offer to take 26 per cent pay cut in exchange for ‘better management’: IBERIA pilots have offered to take a pay cut of 26 per cent in a bid to save their jobs.

Their union, SEPLA, presented proposals to the airline’s management this week which included a freeze on wages of 16 per cent and a 10 per cent reduction on top in order to save money, saying they consider the company’s problems to be due to ‘bad management’ and ‘poor marketing efforts’.

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Chinese firm found dumping sewage into Vietnam via secret pipeline

Vietnam latest news – Thanh Nien Daily | Chinese firm found dumping sewage into Vietnam via secret pipeline: Vietnamese environmental police said on Saturday that a Chinese toilet equipment producer has been discharging untreated waste into northern Vietnamese waterways through hidden pipes.

The Italisa Vietnam, which operates in an industrial zone in Bac Giang Province, was found discharging sewage through a 15-meter long pipeline that had been buried under sand and concrete.

It has been discharging 150 cubic meters of sewage a day.

Three sewage and emission samples have been collected for testing.

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BBC News – Plymouth car workshop fire: Gas and asbestos fear

BBC News – Plymouth car workshop fire: Gas and asbestos fear: People living near the garage in North Hill in Mutley were told to stay indoors and keep windows closed because of the danger of gas bottles exploding.
Forty firefighters attended and crews will remain on the scene to keep an watch on the situation as there may be asbestos in the building.

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Hyatt agrees to job hazard analysis in settlement | SF Politics

Hyatt agrees to job hazard analysis in settlement | SF Politics: Nenita Ibe, who will turn 71 in February, says she still hasn’t fully recovered from a shoulder injury she sustained in March of 2009 during her housekeeping shift at the Hyatt Santa Clara. As she was lifting up a hefty padded mattress to tuck the sheets underneath, a task she’d completed hundreds of times before and continued to perform hundreds of times after, “I heard a crack in my shoulder,” she recalls.

Ibe says the pain worsened over time as she continued performing her housekeeping duties – tucking sheet corners, pushing heavy carts, standing on the sides of bathtubs or on top of toilet lids to clean overhead bathroom tiles, crouching down to pick up discarded towels or disinfect floors.

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Passive smoking gave teacher cancer: court has ordered a college to pay damages – France

Passive smoking gave teacher cancer: court – The Local: A French court has ordered a college to pay damages to a former teacher who developed lung cancer after being exposed to passive smoking at work.

In what represents a landmark ruling in France, Bordeaux’s Court of Appeal accepted there was a link between the diagnosis of the teacher’s lung cancer and her exposure to passive smoking while working at the National School of Architecture in Toulouse.

The court said the victim’s cancer, diagnosed in 2000, was a “direct result of the failure of the school to enforce anti-smoking initiatives from 1992 onwards”.
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