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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Fire guts fish and chip shop (From The Northern Echo)

Fire guts fish and chip shop (From The Northern Echo): A BUSINESS owner has been left devastated after a blaze badly damaged his fish and chip shop this morning (Thursday, December 27).

Shop staff and residents had to be evacuated from adjoining buildings when Flippers went up in flames in a Middlesbrough shopping centre.

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Two workers killed in landslip at housing construction site – Nation | The Star Online

Two workers killed in landslip at housing construction site – Nation | The Star Online: SUNGAI PETANI: Two workers were killed, another escaped unhurt while their employer was injured in a landslip at the Ambangan Heights housing construction site here Thursday. The bodies of the dead workers, P. Morgan, 39, and S. Saravanan, 25, were removed from the rubble by fire and rescue personnel, said Sungai Petani Fire and Rescue chief Deputy Supt Rosdi Ismail. He said worker Ming Wei Toh, 51, escaped unhurt and managed to pull out his employer, Ng Jun Chuan, 45, who was injured.

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