The commission said the environment at the control center "includes distractions, fear, threats and conflicting instructions that prevent overworked and undertrained controllers from fully and properly carrying out their duties. These serious safety concerns create a variety of safety risks for everyone who depends on Metrorail." … [Read more...] about Top Metro official reassigned after audit alleged she undermined safety oversight
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In April, Germany's finance minister told Bild he wanted to pass a law giving employees the right to work from home at any time, Reuters reported. In France, the government is still advising people that "working from home must be preferred whenever possible." And a bill being prepared in Spain would give employees the "right to a flexible schedule" and force employers to cover costs of working from home, according to local reports. … [Read more...] about The UK government sent millions of workers home during the pandemic. They may never return
The global phase 3 trial — the last step before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decides whether a drug is safe and effective enough for general use — was put on hold because one of the volunteers who presumably took the vaccine got sick. The San Francisco Department of Public Health and UCSF were in the process of enrolling 1,000 volunteers to begin the trial of the AstraZeneca vaccine, developed by Oxford University. … [Read more...] about Illness pauses UK coronavirus vaccine trial as UCSF enrolls 1,000 Bay Area volunteers
The hopes of securing a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States may therefore rely on President Trump winning a second term as president, as it is unlikely that the Democrat-led House of Representatives would ratify any deal before the U.S. election in November. … [Read more...] about Biden Campaign, Democrats Oppose Britain’s Brexit Strategy, Threaten UK-U.S. Trade Deal if Biden Wins
“The utilities have different tools at their disposal,” explained Craig Clements, Director of The Wildfire Research Center at San Jose State. He noted that wind gusts and relative humidity are just a couple of the elements utilities consider before cutting off the power. They don’t just rely on the “typical weather forecast.“ … [Read more...] about What Triggers PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs?