UK Company Fined for Safety Measure Breach That Caused Indian-Origin Worker’s Death

first_imgA UK based polymer company has been slapped with a fine of around €300,000 ($339,703 approx.) for the breach of safety standards, which led to the death of an Indian-origin worker.Nylacast Engineering Plastic Solutions, a plastic product manufacturer, has been fined for a safety measure breach in April 2016, which led to the death of the company’s employee Tarsem Singh. Singh, 52, was injured after being hit by a machinery at company’s plant in Leicester that year and died of heart attack, reported BBC.The company admitted in Northampton magistrates court that safety and health-related regulations have been breached on its part during operations of the company.The court imposed a fine of €293,000 on the company and ordered to pay over €10,000 in costs.According to a report in Leicester Mercury, District Judge Tim Daber said before pronouncing the judgment, “On behalf of all parties I would like to pay tribute to the quiet dignity with which the family of Tarsem Singh have conducted themselves throughout these proceedings.”He further said, “The failings in this case were not an isolated incident as the risk existed each time the machine was used. In this court’s judgment, this was an accident waiting to happen.”In the accident, that took place in company’s plant, an end cap of a pressurized molding machine blew off to hit Singh at a speed of 80 mph. This sudden blow fractured victim’s chest and jaw. It was also told to the court that a similar accident took place at the company’s plant last year and injured another employee. However, that incident was not reported.“Nylacast deeply regrets the incident which occurred in April 2016 and wishes to reiterate its sincerest condolences to the family of Tarsem Singh,” said the company’s statement published in Leicester Mercury.“Safety is always our number one priority, and as we do with any incident or observation, our practices and protocols have been and are continually reviewed to ensure the well-being of our colleagues,” statement further said.Kulwinder Kaur, Singh’s wife, said after hearing that she was learning to live without her husband and she still feels the pain of losing him, reported BBC. Related Itemslast_img read more

San Miguel taps ex-Cavalier John Holland to sub for injured Dez Wells

first_img“We’re hoping we can fix the paperwork for Holland tomorrow [in time for Saturday],” said Austria, who expects his new reinforcement to arrive Friday.“Wells told us that he can’t play Saturday so we got a backup. We can’t afford to play without an import for the second time,” added Austria whose Beermen improved to a 6-3 record to stay at the fourth seed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThe Beermen defeated Blackwater 99-96 in overtime Wednesday but fielded an all-Filipino lineup while Wells sat on the bench.San Miguel, which is seeking its Grand Slam in franchise history, will play Rain or Shine and TNT in its final two games and it hopes to retain its spot in the top four to get hold of a twice-to-beat bonus come the playoffs. Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Madrid routs Galatasaray with 3 goals in opening 15 minutes Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Without Wells, the Beermen relied on five-time MVP June Mar Fajardo for points with the 6-foot-10 giant putting up 30 points and 13 rebounds in 32 minutes against the Elite.Holland will try to fill in Wells’ insane offensive production in the PBA with the latter putting up averages of 37.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks a game.The former Cavalier played for two seasons in the NBA but he spent most of his professional career in the United States playing in the G-League.In four seasons in the developmental league, the 6-foot-5 Holland averaged 18.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.4 steals.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014?center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Rice industry paralysis LATEST STORIES Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Holland #10 of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Media Day at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 24, 2018 in Independence, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel has called in former Cleveland Cavalier John Holland to reinforce its roster in the PBA Governors’ Cup with import Dez Wells on the injury list.In a report on PBA.ph, Beermen head coach Leo Austria said Wells is suffering from nagging pains on one of his feet and asked to sit out indefinitely, prompting San Miguel to bring in Holland.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

New York New York – Reported by Elite Traveler t

first_imgNew York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineLocated at New York’s most fashionable address and just moments away from the festivities of Lincoln Center, The Plaza is ideally situated for guests to take in the glitz and glamour of Fall Fashion Week 2012.Now, chic-seekers can be wined, dined, and beautified at the iconic urban oasis with a welcome bottle of champagne, a $100 Gift Card to New Yorkers’ favorite new dining concept, The Todd English Food Hall at The Plaza, and hair and make-up appointments at the celebrity favorite Warren-Tricomi Salon. Dedicated fashionistas are officially invited to take part in the season’s most buzzed-about event.The first five packages booked for stays falling over September 5, 2012 will include two invitations to the exclusive Angelo Galasso POLSOOROLOGIO Party in The Oak Room, giving guests the opportunity to rub elbows with New York’s fashion tastemakers and trendsetters.“The Fall Fashion Week Package” includes: •Luxurious accommodations in a guestroom or suite •Welcome bottle of champagne •Hair style and make-up application at the Warren-Tricomi Salon at The Plaza •$100 Gift Card to The Todd English Food Hall at The Plaza •Invitations for guests booked the evening of September 5 to the exclusive Angelo Galasso POLSOOROLOGIO Party in The Oak Room (available for first five bookings only)www.theplaza.comlast_img read more

The Challenges of Crowdfunding for a Research Community

first_imgShareTweetShareEmail0 SharesJanuary 6, 2014; San Diego Union TribuneAs a powerful symbol of our increasingly interconnected world, a current Indiegogo campaign indicates that for $1,000 (the “philanthropist” level) three prototype sensors will be sent to Mongolia to begin “crowdsourcing a freshwater map” and one sensor will be sent to the donor him or herself “with the invitation to be one of the first citizen censors here at home.”According to the site, Distributed Health Labs, the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, aims with OASIS to train nomadic people to use cellular phones to share information about water pollution hotspots that have a connection to human health problems. This is undeniably an edgy and important scientific concept, which makes the Union Tribune’s observation that “UCSD is faring poorly at crowdfunding” worth exploring.UC San Diego’s pilot crowdfunding policy specifies Indiegogo as the institution’s designated vendor and notes that for “specific, academic research projects needing one-time funding,” crowdfunding sites can “offer an economical means for researchers to effectively market information about their innovative projects, and communicate them broadly via social media in a cost-effective and streamlined manner.” Although the OASIS campaign had raised only about 9.2 percent of its stated $50,000 goal as of Tuesday, with most gifts at the $50 “promoter” level, the institution wisely structured the campaign to have “flexible funding,” meaning that it will still receive the funds raised even if it doesn’t meet its goal, minus either a 4 percent “platform fee” if the goal is met or a 9 percent fee if it isn’t.The Union Tribune attributes UC San Diego’s “stumble” with this initiative as primarily a messaging issue. As a gentle way into this scientific world for the non-science person, UC San Diego uses a short promotional video, complete with lots of graphics and some of the actual UC researchers working on OASIS, all of whom do a good job of relaying a level of urgency about the work they are doing. Still, as the Union Tribune points out, the “video also refers to the project by several names, including ‘global tricorder,’” a term that in no way can be considered user-friendly.In his own assessment of the challenges of the OASIS campaign, Albert Lin, UCSD engineering professor and co-lead on OASIS, attributed the limited response to date to a lack of donor cultivation and poor timing. In a phrase that will likely ring familiar to nonprofit employees even outside of research labs, he told the Union Tribune in an email, “These campaigns live or die by the support from a local community, and we are just getting started in activating ours.” He added, “Our launch timing coincided with the holidays, a time when most people are not in front of their computers.”—Anne EigemanShareTweetShareEmail0 Shareslast_img read more