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Repair Work Uncovers Mold Problem that Temporarily Closes California School
Repair Work Uncovers Mold Problem that Temporarily Closes California School
10/20/2014 5:20:06 PM
Earlier this month, KCRA published a story about the discovery of mold at an elementary school in Lincoln, California.  According to the report, the problem was discovered when workers repairing drips from the school’s air conditioning system came across mold growth.  As a safety precaution, the school was then closed for several days to prevent exposing children and faculty …
Asbestos Discovery Temporarily Closes Humboldt State University’s Health Center
Asbestos Discovery Temporarily Closes Humboldt State University’s Health Center
10/20/2014 10:26:39 AM
Last month, The Lumberjack published an article that reported that asbestos had been found during a remodeling project of the Student Health Center at Humboldt State University.  The article stated that facility staff identified some construction debris that included tiles and upon further investigation the mastic glue used on the tiles was confirmed to contain …
World Cup Players’ Head Injuries Spark Change In Uefa Rules
World Cup Players’ Head Injuries Spark Change In Uefa Rules
10/16/2014 9:00:00 AM
For those who watched the World Cup this year, perhaps two harrowing incidents standout, aside from England being knocked out that is! Uruguay’s Alvaro Pereira and Germany’s Christoph Kramer suffered what can only be described as sickening head injuries during high profile games in Brazil. In two separate games, both Pereira and Kramer were knocked unconscious after …
No Clients, No Job, No Problem, An Amazon Best-Selling Book Free For One More Day
10/16/2014 6:00:00 AM
Wayne Schoeneberg presents to you a new book, “ No Clients? No Job? No Problem!: How To Grow Your Practice To Success ”.  This book is designed for beginning lawyers, law students and others faced with the prospect of entering a shrinking profession. It is designed to inspire and motivate them into having the confidence that they, too, can have a successful practice by reading …
Chico Fire Station Begins Repairs to Prevent Mold from Returning
Chico Fire Station Begins Repairs to Prevent Mold from Returning
10/15/2014 5:42:19 PM
Last month, the Chico Enterprise-Record published an updated report about Fire Station 5 that had come under scrutiny late last year.  According to the article, repairs and demolition work are finally taking place to prevent future water intrusion and mold problems. It was last December when the news outlet first reported that the fire station was about to undergo several …
Formula 1 Crash Highlights Dangers Of Wet Weather On Roads
Formula 1 Crash Highlights Dangers Of Wet Weather On Roads
10/15/2014 7:06:12 AM
In the wake of Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi’s tragic accident, Freeclaim solicitors are encouraging drivers to take extra care on the roads as the autumn weather affects driving conditions on our roads. During the Japanese Grand Prix recently, the Marussia driver lost control of his Formula 1 car due to the severe wet weather conditions. The Frenchman, 25, crashed into a …
No Clients, No Job, No Problem Is Now Free on Amazon for the Next 5 Days
10/13/2014 5:00:00 AM
Wayne Schoeneberg presents to you a new book, “ No Clients? No Job? No Problem!: How To Grow Your Practice To Success ”.  This book is designed for beginning lawyers, law students and others faced with the prospect of entering a shrinking profession. It is designed to inspire and motivate them into having the confidence that they, too, can have a successful practice by reading …
No Clients, No Job, No Problem Will Be Free to Download Tomorrow (10/13/2014)
10/12/2014 6:00:00 AM
Wayne Schoeneberg presents to you a new book, “ No Clients? No Job? No Problem!: How To Grow Your Practice To Success ”.  This book is designed for beginning lawyers, law students and others faced with the prospect of entering a shrinking profession. It is designed to inspire and motivate them into having the confidence that they, too, can have a successful practice by reading …
Patent Suit Against Applied DNA Sciences is Dismissed
10/7/2014 1:18:15 PM
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a provider of DNA-based anti-counterfeiting technology and product authentication solutions, announced today that a patent infringement suit brought against it by SmartWater, Ltd. (“SmartWater”) had been dismissed “with prejudice” by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York on September …
Botched private cosmetic surgery numbers on the rise
Botched private cosmetic surgery numbers on the rise
10/2/2014 10:06:53 AM
The cosmetic surgery industry is booming in the UK but unfortunately the number of botched private operations is also on the increase. Many people are falling victim to botched cosmetic surgery performed in particular by foreign surgeons.  The surgeons fly into the UK and use private UK clinics. However many private clinics where these surgeons are practicing, refuse to …
ACLU Asks Court to Suspend Alabama Law That Puts Minors Seeking Abortion on Trial
10/1/2014 12:34:26 PM
The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Alabama today asked a federal court to block a new Alabama law that could force some minors seeking an abortion to stand trial. The law, which applies to minors who cannot safely obtain a parent’s consent and are therefore seeking a judicial bypass of that requirement, goes far beyond any other parental consent law in the …
California Firm Recalls Carob Powder Due to Salmonella Concerns
California Firm Recalls Carob Powder Due to Salmonella Concerns
9/30/2014 6:10:06 PM
Last month, a California company near San Diego issued a recall of its Organic Carob Powder because it had the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella .  The announcement was posted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recall list after routine product testing by a supplier to the company revealed the possibility of the bacteria. The recalled powder was …
Commercial Tenant in Bakersfield Faced with Mold Dilemma
Commercial Tenant in Bakersfield Faced with Mold Dilemma
9/30/2014 4:51:13 PM
Last month, KBAK broadcasted a story about a Bakersfield, California business owner and her unexpected discovery that has disrupted plans for her new endeavor.  According to the report, the business owner thought she had found the perfect location to open her new business and signed a lease.  Shortly after signing the lease, she noticed a musty smell in the bathroom. Upon …
Occupational Exposure to Benzene a Global Concern
Occupational Exposure to Benzene a Global Concern
9/30/2014 10:01:06 AM
Last month, Apple made the news once again, but this time it was not for the introduction of their latest consumer electronics.  Instead, Apple announced that they had updated their restrictions to explicitly prohibit the use of benzene in the final assembly processes at their facilities. Benzene is widely used across the globe as well as in the United States and ranks in …
The Health and Safety at Work Act Turns Forty!
The Health and Safety at Work Act Turns Forty!
9/30/2014 4:54:14 AM
The Health and Safety at Work Act recently reached its 40th anniversary. The Act was introduced in 1974 in a bid to reduce workplace accidents and to make employers better protect their workers from harm. The Act sets out guidelines and rules for employees to follow to protect not only their employees, but also members of the public, as well as guidelines for employees …
Formaldehyde Confirmed by the National Academies as a Known Human Carcinogen
Formaldehyde Confirmed by the National Academies as a Known Human Carcinogen
9/26/2014 4:10:53 PM
Formaldehyde is used in many industrial applications and to make a number of building materials and furnishings. Just last month, the National Research Council, a part of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, issued its assessment of formaldehyde’s ability to cause cancer.  In the report, the council upheld the listing of formaldehyde as …
Identifying Environmental Causes of Occupational Asthma
Identifying Environmental Causes of Occupational Asthma
9/26/2014 1:42:05 PM
Occupational asthma, also known as work-related asthma, results from exposure to allergens or irritants on the job. Exposure to these substances can lead to new cases of asthma or worsen existing asthma in some people. Occupational asthma is the most common occupational lung disease in the United States.  According to OSHA, “An estimated 11 million workers in a wide range …
E. coli in the Home – It’s Not Just Found in Contaminated Foods
E. coli in the Home – It’s Not Just Found in Contaminated Foods
9/24/2014 3:19:48 PM
This summer, The Boston Globe published a report about the tragic death of a child in Norfolk County who had become infected with a dangerous strain of Escherichia coli ( E. coli) .  It was the first child death in Massachusetts due to E. coli since 2012. E. coli are a large group of bacteria found in the environment and the intestines of people and animals.  …
Infineon and Qimonda insolvency administrator reach partial settlement: Infineon to pay 260 million euros, including 125 million euros for the acquisition of the Qimonda patents
9/24/2014 9:37:34 AM
Infineon Technologies AG has entered into an out-of-court agreement with the insolvency administrator of Qimonda AG to settle all disputes – with the exception of the pending lawsuit on the economic re-establishment of a shell company ("wirtschaftliche Neugründung") and liability for impairment of capital ("Differenzhaftung") – against payment of a settlement amount of 135 …
Reducing motorbike accidents on our roads
Reducing motorbike accidents on our roads
9/23/2014 12:21:09 PM
Motorbike riders are some of the most vulnerable users of our roads. They are roughly 35 times more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident than occupants of a car, per mile ridden. In 2012, a total of 238 motorcyclists were killed and a further 5,000 were seriously injured in a road accident in the UK. Junctions pose a particular threat to motorcyclists, statistics …