A document of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization entitled Prepare for school reopening has suggested that school authorities need to ensure communities' trust in the health and safety measures taken by schools to guarantee the well-being of returning students and to ensure that the risk of contagion is minimized. … [Read more...] about US reports school-related COVID-19 outbreaks, putting world on alert
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Arizona school district hosts 'sick out' as staff say it's unsafe to return An Arizona school district that ignored state safety guidelines and voted to begin in-person learning on August 17, has had to cancel classes after staff said it was unsafe to return and called in sick. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus UPDATES: Three new deaths in UK as cases soar by more than 1,000
“Most of the high population counties in California and, certainly, the high population counties in New York are ‘may issue,’” Schmidt said, which means even if a resident of those states "passes all the background checks, dots all the I's, cross all the T’s, it still comes down to either an individual, like a state attorney or a chief of police or a county sheriff.” … [Read more...] about Amid surge in first-time gun buyers, experts stress safety and training
"We believe victims, we support them, and we have paid for unlimited counseling by a provider of their choice," the BSA said. "Nothing is more important than the safety and protection of children in Scouting, and we are outraged that there have been times when individuals took advantage of our programs to abuse innocent children." … [Read more...] about Boy Scout Child Sex Abuse: 15 Groups Listed In Snohomish County
It is not easy to know how much caffeine is in your daily cup of coffee. Forensic toxicologist Bruce Goldberger used to work in Baltimore, identifying lethal drugs in the blood of overdose victims. But he turned his mind to a question with broader appeal: how much caffeine are we getting in our beverages? He and his colleagues analysed the contents of coffee drinks, publishing the results in 2003. They found huge caffeine differences not only between coffee brands but also between coffees from the same shop. He bought a 480ml cup of coffee from one branch of Starbucks on six consecutive days. Each time, he ordered the Breakfast Blend. The cup with the least caffeine had 260mg. One had twice that amount. Yet another clocked in at a whopping 564mg. … [Read more...] about Generation jitters: are we addicted to caffeine?