Cottage Food Act, new for 2013, lets home producers sell their goods, cuts red tape | Off-Ramp | 89.3 KPCC

Most states allow people to make and sell food from their homes with minimal regulation. Starting Tuesday, California joins them. Off-Ramp played a small role in getting the “Homemade Food Act” passed.

We need public health laws to regulate food. I mean, you don’t really want Grandma making pork sausage at home, smoking her Newports, with who-knows-what on the cutting board, and the cats jumping up on the counter. And you sure don’t want her to be selling it. 

Cottage Food Act, new for 2013, lets home producers sell their goods, cuts red tape | Off-Ramp | 89.3 KPCC 

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Hull City Council environmental health team issues warning to takeaways | This is Hull and East Riding

MANY of Hull’s takeaways need to make major hygiene improvements, health inspectors have warned.

Takeaways make up most of the dozens of businesses that inspectors have ruled need to make urgent or major improvements.

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Airline pilots falling asleep in cockpit because of fatigue – Telegraph

Airline pilots falling asleep in cockpit because of fatigue – Telegraph: The findings of a study by Simon Bennett of Leicester University, has
rekindled fears that passenger safety could be put at risk by pilot fatigue.

While the Federal Aviation Administration in the USA has tightened rules
governing flying hours following a crash in Buffalo, New York in which 50
people died, the European Aviation Safety Agency is looking to relax British
regulations to bring them into line with other parts of the EU.

Two pilots speaking to the Daily Telegraph on condition of anonymity, admitted
they had nodded off in the cockpit.

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Kankakee man killed in forklift accident | abc7chicago.com

Kankakee man killed in forklift accident | abc7chicago.com: December 27, 2012 (ST. ANNE, Ill.) —
A 21-year-old consignment auction worker from Kankakee died Wednesday after becoming trapped in a forklift.
The Daily Journal in Kankakee reports that Jacob Dluzak of Kankakee died Wednesday morning. A coworker at St. Anne Farmers Consignment Auction found Dluzak trapped in the bars of a boom forklift. The Kankakee County coroner says Dluzak was pronounced dead in the emergency room at a Kankakee hospital.

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OSHA Investigating Fall That Killed Construction Worker: News: SFAppeal

OSHA Investigating Fall That Killed Construction Worker: News: SFAppeal: A construction worker who fell more than a dozen feet at a house under construction near San Francisco’s Laguna Honda Hospital this morning has died, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The fall was reported at 10:37 a.m. at 40 Edgehill Way, where contractors were building a new three-story home.

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Experiencing Discrimination Increases Risk-Taking, Anger, and Vigilance – Association for Psychological Science

Experiencing rejection not only affects how we think and feel — over the long-term it can also influence our physical and mental health. New research suggests that when rejection comes in the form of discrimination, people respond with a pattern of thoughts, behaviors, and physiological responses that may contribute to overall health disparities.

“Psychological factors, like discrimination, have been suggested as part of the causal mechanisms that explain how discrimination gets ‘under the skin’ to affect health,” says psychological scientist and senior researcher Wendy Berry Mendes of the University of California, San Francisco. “We wanted to explore the behavioral consequences that follow experiences of discrimination to better understand these mechanisms.”

Based on previous research, Mendes and her colleagues hypothesized that people would react differently depending on whether they were rejected by members of their in-group or by members of an out-group. Specifically, they predicted that people who experienced perceived discrimination — rejection from someone of another race — would show responses characteristic of approach-orientation, including anger, increased blood flow, greater vigilance, and more risk-taking behavior.

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Man dies from eating 28 raw eggs in a bet – Tunisia – English pravda.ru

Man dies from eating 28 raw eggs in a bet – English pravda.ru: In Tunisia, a local man died after he had eaten 28 raw eggs in a bet with his friends.

The incident occurred in the city of Kairouan, in the northeast of the country. Dau Fatnassi, a 20-year-old man, concluded an unusual bet with his friends. The amount, for which the man agreed to risk his health is unknown, Tunisian radio Shems FM said.

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Russian fishing boat sends SOS signal in Sea of Japan – English pravda.ru

Russian fishing boat sends SOS signal in Sea of Japan – English pravda.ru: The fishing trawler Alanet with 24 fishermen on board gave a distress signal. The ship stays in the responsibility of Japan, and Japanese rescuers rushed to help the Russian fishermen.

The main engine of the trawler failed in the area of South Kuril Islands in the Sea of Japan.

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Drunken Brit drives stolen car on Schiphol airport runway – DutchNews.nl –

DutchNews.nl – Drunken Brit drives stolen car on Schiphol airport runway: A drunken British man was arrested on Tuesday after driving a stolen car on a Schiphol airport runway for a few minutes, news agency AFP reported.

Police said the unnamed passenger was on his way home for Christmas when he pushed an emergency exit button on an airport gate, went onto the tarmac and stole a car belonging to an airport contractor.

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One in five imported fireworks are ‘too dangerous’ to sell – DutchNews.nl –

DutchNews.nl – One in five imported fireworks are ‘too dangerous’ to sell: Almost one in five fireworks imported into the Netherlands for sale to the general public failed to meet safety standards, according to a report by government inspectors.

The main problems inspectors identified are inflammable packing, fireworks which fall over easily and fireworks which go off too quickly, broadcaster RTL reported.

This year 18% of imported fireworks were rejected on safety grounds, down from 21% last year and in 2010. Over the past eight years, on average one in four fireworks is considered too dangerous to sell.

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