Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Soap & Allied Industries Limited (SAIL.mu) 2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSoap & Allied Industries Limited is engaged in the production, distribution and sale of laundry, household cleaning, and personal care products in Mauritius. Within the company’s production line there are household cleaners for kitchens, bathrooms, floors, walls, beauty soaps, perfumed and non-perfumed bleaches to clean, disinfect, and deodorise, cosmetics that include shampoos, hair conditioners, shower gels, liquid soaps, liquid soap refills, custom made soaps for hotels and resorts, and dishwashing liquids offered. The company offers contract manufacturing services for retail chains as well and exports its product internationally, to countries that include, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mayotte, Reunion, Seychelles, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Soap & Allied Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. read more
“They did well last week to restrict us from doing that and we’ll be looking to try and open up this week. I think we have in all the games – with a bit more success in others – but the last thing you do when the finals come is shrink, you want to go out there and play.”Any interesting statistics?32 – If Ross Byrne comes off the bench to earn his first cap, it means Schmidt will have used all 32 members of his touring squad.3 – It’s been almost three years since Australia won a Test in Sydney, beating New Zealand 41-13 in August of 2015.27 – The number of penalties last week. There were also three yellow cards.13 – The number of points Ireland scored last week while Marika Koroibete was in the sin-bin.Incredible form: Tadhg Furlong scored a try last weekWhat time does it kick off and is it on TV? This match will be played at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Kick-off is at 11am and will be shown live on Sky Sports Action.Pascal Gauzere of France is the referee for this one.What are the line-ups?Ireland: Rob Kearney, Keith Earls, Robbie Henshaw, Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale; Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray; Jack McGrath, Sean Cronin, Tadhg Furlong, Devin Toner, CJ Stander, Peter O’Mahony (capt), Jack Conan .Replacements: Niall Scannell, Cian Healy, John Ryan, Tadhg Beirne, Jordi Murphy, Kieran Marmion, Ross Byrne, Jordan Larmour. Australia: Israel Folau, Dane Haylett-Petty, Samu Kerevi, Kurtley Beale, Marika Koroibete; Bernard Foley, Nick Phipps; Scott Sio, Brandon Paenga-Amosa, Sekope Kepu, Izack Rodda, Adam Coleman, Lukhan Tui, Michael Hooper (capt), David Pocock.Replacements: Tolu Latu, Tom Robertson, Taniela Tupou, Rob Simmons, Ned Hanigan, Pete Samu, Joe Powell, Reece Hodge. Australia v Ireland PreviewThings are finely poised as the Test rugby roadshow pulls into Sydney. An Irish win would see them take a series in Australia for the first time since 1979, but injuries have forced Joe Schmidt to make changes to his side.Neither team have pulled away in the previous encounters, with game one (an 18-9 Wallabies win) and game two (a 26-21 Irish victory) tight to the very end. However, there have been certain themes running throughout.The scrapping at the breakdown has been brutal. With Australia’s breakaway duo of Michael Hooper and David Pocock causing mischief, Ireland threw bodies at the Wallabies all the way through the second Test, particularly with ball in hand. However, both sides will need to look at their discipline this week.Impressive figure: Kurtley Beale is a fine player for AustraliaIt has been thrilling, though. And while so many Irish eyes are on Pocock, Kurtley Beale is threading together so much of what the Wallabies do in attack.Oh, and it might be worth watching Tadgh Furlong’s output. After an imperious display in the second Test, many are already talking the tighthead up as a future all-time great. Whatever you think, he’ll be key on Saturday…What’s the big team news?Injuries to Andrew Conway (wing), Garry Ringrose (centre) and Dan Leavy (flanker) means that a few changes are needed for Ireland.No 8 Jack Conan coming in means that CJ Stander and skipper Peter O’Mahony are on the flanks. Jacob Stockdale is reinstated to the win and Bundee Aki partners Robbie Henshaw in the centres.Hooker Sean Cronin comes in for his first start of this series, with loosehead Jack McGrath replacing Cian Healy in the starting line-up.Getting his shot: Sean Cronin starts the third TestAustralia have also shuffled their pack, with No 8 Caleb Timu falling out of the 23. Pocock goes to No 8, with Lukhan Tui getting his first start of the series, at six.However, much will come down to how Nick Phipps performs at nine. He has replaced Will Genia who went off with a broken arm in the first half last week – head coach Michael Cheika was certainly not impressed by the hit put on the dummy-running Genia by Healy, when he hurt himself.What have the coaches said?Joe Schmidt teed things up nicely, immediately after Ireland’s second-Test win, saying of a decider: “It is going to massive, absolutely massive. If we can pull this one off, it will be a little bit special for this group.”Always honest: Michael Cheika speaks to the mediaMeanwhile, counterpart Michael Cheika has spoken of attack the Irish, saying: “You can’t win finals without scoring tries and playing footy, I’m a true believer in that. All the team news, stats and quotes ahead of this series decider set in Sydney LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It’s been close: Who will come out on top of this series? read more
Newly appointed Anglican bishops attend induction week at Canterbury Cathedral Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Rector Smithfield, NC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Cathedral Dean Boise, ID An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Featured Jobs & Calls TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Press Release Service Archbishop of Canterbury Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Featured Events Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Youth Minister Lorton, VA Anglican Communion, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] A group of 33 recently appointed bishops are spending a week at Canterbury Cathedral – the Anglican Communion’s mother church – as part of a global induction program. They are taking part in the new bishops’ course, which happens every February. It provides an opportunity for newly appointed bishops from around the world to meet each other for fellowship, prayer and learning. Today they are in London, visiting the Anglican Communion Office in Notting Hill, and then Lambeth Palace, the London home and offices of the archbishop of Canterbury.Read the entire article here. Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Posted Feb 6, 2018 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC read more
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884847/pmx-01-house-qbo3-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily PMX-01 House / QBO3 Arquitectos Costa Rica Year: Save this picture!© Andrés García Lachner+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884847/pmx-01-house-qbo3-arquitectos Clipboard 2015 Photographs: Andrés García Lachner Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses CopyHouses•Palmares, Costa Rica Area: 911 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: QBO3 Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project PMX-01 House / QBO3 ArquitectosSave this projectSavePMX-01 House / QBO3 Arquitectos Manufacturers: High Lights, TechlamInterior Design:QBO3 Arquitectos y Marco Mora von RechnitzArchitect In Charge:Mario Vargas, Carlos Vásquez, Daniel Palma and Ignacio VargasCity:PalmaresCountry:Costa RicaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrés García LachnerRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. PMX-01 is a residence located in the northern area of Palmares, in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. The site is located at a high point away from the urban center, between the Inter-American Highway and San Isidro’s hills.Save this picture!© Andrés García LachnerFrom the first visit to the site we see that it is a large flat surface and it is evident that it does not indicate any pre-established order for the project site. According to the programmatic needs of the client, everything starts with the creation of an articulation between the residence and a tennis court, a flow that begins to distort the order of the locus, but at the same time establishes connections. A fissure is generated in the terrain that breaks with the monotony and creates verticality in the plane, modifying the geometry of it and that begins to suggest the location andthe morphology of both programmatic spaces.Save this picture!© Andrés García LachnerThe composition of its floor plan has roots in the concept of the Venturi effect, reducing the section that articulates both programmatic volumes to increase the circulation of natural ventilation, especially in the social area attached to the swimming pool and workout area.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe first floor is divided into two volumes articulated by a stylized circulation axis, which attempts to control the movement of the geometry of two spaces that seem to want to escape from their location. This movement generates a large central space, which works in conjunction with the linear geometry of the volumes to create a first level that enjoys natural cross ventilation. The same axis establishes a programmatic division, separating the private spaces from those of a social nature within the architecture. As a result, a direct programmatic communication between the volumes appears.Save this picture!© Andrés García LachnerThe second level rises only on the subsequent volume, housing the bedrooms area of the residence. This space takes advantage of its position by rising above the enclosed volume to take advantage of the view towards the whole town, allowing the residents to contemplate the hills and sunsets in the background. The curved facade protects bedrooms from the wind coming from the north that blows between the mountains and feeds the valley of Palmares. Save this picture!Second Floor PlanDetails that play with artificial light celebrate the geometry, exhibiting the residence as a jewel. The transparencies, the rhythms, the cutout patterns, the blur, the glimpse, elements manipulated by different materials, create a kind of architectural lantern in space.Save this picture!© Andrés García LachnerArchitecture also manipulates natural light within space. Elements that generate rhythms, movements and games of light throughout the day, and translucent materials that control the intensity of the same, appear to create different atmospheres and accentuate the geometry and warmth of the spaces.The water that articulates the volumes plays with light and air to regulate the atmospheres of the adjacent spaces, filling the void with reflections and giving it life.Save this picture!© Andrés García LachnerThe social within the project takes on a leading role, so that its enclosures are removed and open to the central space. The lounge area, the swimming pool, the dining room and the main room are integrated to create a single extremely flexible space, which adapts to the required programmatic needs.Project gallerySee allShow lessRIBA Announces 2017 President’s Medals for World’s Best Student ProjectsArchitecture NewsDes Moines Municipal Services Center / Neumann Monson ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Photographs Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeQBO3 ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPalmaresCosta RicaPublished on December 05, 2017Cite: “PMX-01 House / QBO3 Arquitectos” [Casa PMX-01 / QBO3 Arquitectos] 05 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920214/house-in-chicureo-ii-cristian-izquierdo Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCristián Izquierdo LehmannOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChicureoChilePublished on July 11, 2019Cite: “House in Chicureo II / Cristián Izquierdo” [Casa en Chicureo II / Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann] 11 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 21 September 2007 | News Tagged with: corporate Robert Lindo, ABN AMRO’s UK Country Executive commented: “We chose Whizz-Kidz because we were looking for a charity that would not only appeal to staff, but also create volunteering opportunities within the organisation for our employees.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis International bank ABN AMRO has chosen Whizz-Kidz as its charity of the year 2007/2008 and aims to raise £250,000 to provide mobility equipment for children and young people in London.The partnership launch at ABN AMRO’s head office included a team of ‘Whizz kids’, young beneficiaries of the charity, taking on ABN AMRO employees in a wheelchair obstacle course to demonstrate just how important their customised wheelchairs are in helping them to be more independent.The first fundraising event involved senior figures at the bank participating in a ‘Boss in the Box’ challenge and raising £66,000! Advertisement ABN AMRO selects Whizz-Kidz as charity of the year About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more
PhiladelphiaOver 100 activists and community members from across the country came together in Philadelphia Dec. 7 for an event that linked the struggle to free Black journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, imprisoned in the U.S. for the last 37 years, with the international struggle against empire and capitalism.Janine Phillips Africa, MOVE member and political prisoner released in 2019 after nearly 41 years, speaks at the Dec. 7 forum.The event, hosted by Mobilization for Mumia and the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, featured speakers from various progressive and anti-imperialist organizations. They included Ant Smith and Megan Malachi from Philly for REAL Justice, Glen Ford from Black Agenda Report, William Camacaro from the Bolivarian Circle of New York, and Yahne Ndgo from Black Alliance for Peace. MOVE member Ramona Africa, sole survivor of the 1985 bombing in West Philadelphia by Philadelphia and state police, helped open the event by reading the names of fallen revolutionary soldiers and organizers. Johanna Fernandez of the Campaign to Bring Mumia Home provided an update on the legal side of Mumia’s case. (For more on this, see “New stage in the struggle to free Mumia,” Workers World, Dec. 5.)Mike Africa Jr., exhorting the Philadelphia forum, was ‘born on the MOVE’ to political prisoner Debbie Holloway Africa while she was jailed.Mumia calls in from prisonMumia Abu-Jamal was able to speak directly to those in attendance, calling in to the event from SCI Mahanoy, the Pennsylvania state prison where he is serving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit. With his trademark wisdom, humor and real talk, Mumia kept the audience at rapt attention.“It’s an ugly time,” Mumia said. “The air is foul. The water is foul.” Referring to the MOVE founder who was killed when police bombed their house, Mumia said, “John Africa was an environmentalist. He said that water is a potion that gets poisoned when the system gets ahold of it.“They want it all. Think about this. Never in my life have I seen so many billionaires running for public office. Think about it! Why would they want to do that? They want to be president, they want to be mayors, they want to be senators, they want to be governors. Why? They want it all.“It’s not about me, it’s about us,” Mumia added. “If we don’t start thinking that way, shit is about to get real.”Between panel discussions, attendees participated in workshops hosted by various event organizers. Workers World Party hosted a class and discussion based on Mumia’s recent two-volume work, “Murder Incorporated,” and laid out why anyone who struggles to fight racism must also fight imperialism. The Philadelphia branch of WWP will be hosting monthly anti-imperialism discussions focused on reading the writings of Mumia and other freedom fighters.Other workshops included “A Conversation on Black Liberation,” hosted by Gabriel Bryant, and a discussion about Latin America and the Caribbean featuring Carmen Guerrero of the Coalicion Fortaleza Latina and Taryn Fivek of the International Action Center.“The movement to free Mumia has consistently fought for his freedom over the last 38 years,” said Megan Malachi of Philly for REAL Justice. “This movement is funded by the hard labor and funds of the people. The oppressed. We are up against a rotten and decadent system with seemingly unlimited resources. A system of violence and avarice, but we are brave and we will win. “We are going to bring Mumia home and all our incarcerated people home, but we need your help. We leftists don’t like to discuss money, but in this capitalist system, we need funds to free our people. We humbly ask that you donate what you can.”Food Not Bombs Solidarity provided food for the event and raised funds to support the Youth Bailout Christmas Fund.Workers World urges readers to visit mobilization4mumia.org and donate what you can to the struggle to free Mumia Abu-Jamal, as well as Chuck and Delbert Africa.WW photos: Joe PietteFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more
Top StoriesPrescription Of Higher Educational Qualification As A Qualification For Promotion Is Not Unconstitutional: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Jan 2021 7:05 AMShare This – xThe prescription of a Higher educational qualification as a qualification for promotion to a post cannot be held as violative of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution, the Supreme Court has reiterated.The bench headed by the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde observed thus while setting aside a Judgment of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court which quashed an administrative Order of the …Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe prescription of a Higher educational qualification as a qualification for promotion to a post cannot be held as violative of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution, the Supreme Court has reiterated.The bench headed by the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde observed thus while setting aside a Judgment of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court which quashed an administrative Order of the Chief Justice prescribing certain qualifications for promotion to the post of Head Assistant.One of the reasons for quashing given by the High Court was that all persons working as Senior Assistants constituted a homogenous group and hence there cannot be any differentiation among them on the basis of educational qualifications. Before the Apex Court, the aggrieved parties contended that a classification is permissible on the basis of educational qualifications, even within a homogenous group, for the purpose of promotion to a higher post.To answer this, the bench, also comprising of Justices AS Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian, referred to a 1968 Constitution Bench Judgment viz. State of Mysore & Anr. vs. P. Narasinga Rao AIR 1968 SC 349, in which it was observed that Article 16(1) does not bar a reasonable classification of employees or reasonable test for their selection. The court further noted that in Jammu & Kashmir vs. Triloki Nath Khosa (1974) 1 SCC 19, it was held that the Rule providing for graduates to be eligible for promotion to the exclusion of diploma holders is not violative of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution. Further referring to T.R. Kothandaraman vs. Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (1994) 6 SCC 282, the bench observed:”The legal position in this regard was summarised as follows: (i) Higher educational qualification is a permissible basis of classification, acceptability of which will depend on the facts and circumstances; (ii) Higher educational qualification can be the basis not only for barring promotion, but also for restricting the scope of promotion; (iii) restriction placed cannot however go to the extent of seriously jeopardising the chances of promotion.”While allowing the appeal, the bench further observed:As pointed out in T.R.Kothandaraman (supra), the Court shall have to be conscious about the need for maintaining efficiency in service, while judging the validity of the classification. Though the High Court took note of these decisions, the High Court fell into an error in thinking that in the facts and circumstances of the case, the High Court could not establish the necessity for higher qualification for the efficient discharge of the functions of higher posts. It is apparent from the facts and circumstances of the case that the non graduates have had opportunities to qualify themselves, which they have also done. Therefore, the prescription of graduation as a qualification for promotion to the post of Head Assistant cannot be held as violative of Articles 14 and 16.CASE: ASHOK KUMAR vs. STATE OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR [CIVIL APPEAL NOs.5189 & 5192 0F 2017] CORAM: CJI SA BOBDE, Justices AS Bopanna and V. RamasubramanianCITATION: LL 2021 SC 23Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentNext Story read more
Previous articleFamily not in new home year on from horrific arson attackNext articleAlmost €690,000 sanctioned for Donegal Airport News Highland 2.7 per cent of the population live less than 10 kilometres from an official border crossing into Northern Ireland.The largest number of people within that distance of the border was in Louth at 41-thousand, followed by 39-thousand in Monaghan, and 34-thousand in Donegal.CSO figures just released from 2016 show over 7-thousand people living in Ireland commute to Northern Ireland for work. Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest 2.7% of population live less than 10km from the border Twitter WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook By News Highland – December 17, 2019 Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Homepage BannerNews Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA read more
Asbestos lurks in workplacesOn 1 Aug 2000 in Personnel Today HSC proposes specific duties to manage and record the condition of asbestosin workplace buildingsThere are still thousands of workplaces with asbestos, and diseases linkedwith the substance now kill more people each year than road accidents. The shocking finding has been highlighted by the TUC, as the Health & SafetyCommission launched proposals on combating the threat. HSC chairman Bill Callaghan wants to place specific duties on thoseresponsible for premises to manage and record the condition of asbestos inworkplace buildings. Proposed duties include: determining the condition ofmaterials likely to contain the substance and monitoring the condition anddevelop plans to manage the risk. The duties are set to become law by next year. In the meantime, the TUC hasproduced a guide of good practice based on the same principles as the plannedduties. The TUC estimates that in 20 years’ time asbestos-related diseases will havebecome the largest single cause of male mortality under the age of 65. Thefibre causes asbestosis, which increases the risk of mesothelioma, which iscancer of the lining of the lung. “Despite the ban [on use of asbestos] there are still millions oftonnes of the fatal fibre lurking in walls and ceilings, in pipes, boilers andbrake laggings,” said TUC General Secretary John Monks. “All we cando is reduce the risk.” In addition the Health & Safety Executive has produced two videos HowAre You Today? on risks to those in building-related occupations. www.tuc.org.uk www.hse.gov.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. read more
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