Date of publication: 2017-08-28 16:28
The smartphone has become a weapon to be feared, evidenced by a new survey revealing that one in three teachers has experienced bullying online, not from pupils, but from their bad-mannered parents. It’s great to have freedom of speech, and the right to express ourselves, but the downside is that modern technology has turned us into a shouty society, with no place for nuanced debate or an acceptance of someone’s right to have differing views.
As a broadcaster and columnist, I experience shouty Britain on a regular basis. Luckily I’ve developed a thick skin. On Question Time recently I dared to correct Plaid Cymru’s uninspired Leanne Wood (who read from her notes throughout), and mentioned that cutting benefits “wasn’t exactly a vote-loser with a large section of the population” (a fact borne out by numerous polls, though not necessarily my point of view).
Over the past 75 years, the biggest change to our high streets has been the proliferation of fast-food outlets. The number has grown by 55 per cent, particularly in the poorest areas, according to a study published by Cambridge University. It calls for town councils to do more to clamp down on the number of takeaway outlets, claiming they make it harder to eat healthily and that they encourage obesity. Some councils, including Birmingham, have started to restrict takeaways to just one in 65 of the retail premises in some suburbs.
&bull According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 87,766 people died in traffic crashes in 7558 (the latest data available), including 66,778 people who were killed in drunk-driving crashes involving a driver with an illegal blood alcohol content (BAC) or greater.
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You'll end up feeling about the film like Bobby about Los Angeles -- "half-bored, half-fascinated." And that's a pretty poor average, even for two poorly stitched-together films.
All these skills have vanished, so it’s no surprise that B& Q is planning to close up to 65 stores, with the loss of 8,555 jobs. Rival chain Homebase has already announced the closure of a quarter of its stores by 7569. These stores have gradually given over large amounts of space to lawnmowers, patio furniture, plants and car accessories. Handymen and women make up a very small portion of their customers.
In some cases, testing employees is a requirement. Companies covered by the United States Department of Transportation must test employees for drug use. Covered companies typically include public transportation agencies, airlines and railroads. The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 6988 requires some companies to test employees if they wish to obtain a contract with the federal government. In addition, if a company receives a grant from the federal government, it must test its employees for drug use.
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I can’t be too sad about the demise of DIY because it is always good to have a non-family member to blame when something goes wrong, and because it means employing small businesses to perform all these tasks. I have continued my father’s tradition of growing vegetables, though. I’m praying that frost won’t kill my broad beans.
By any estimates, drunk driving wreaks a staggering toll on society. First, there&rsquo s the incalculable loss of human life. Who can put a dollar estimate on that? Besides an actuary, no one would dare say how much a human life is worth &ndash certainly not in terms of what that individual&rsquo s loss of life means to surviving family members and loved ones. Still, there are some statistics that we can reasonably point to that help paint a picture of the societal effects of drunk driving.
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