Manufacturing company offers rehabilitation rather than termination for employees who fail drug screens.

Roughly one out of 10 applicants for jobs at his factory in Richmond, Indiana, had failed their drug tests, disqualifying them for employment at the safety-conscious company. A handful of the 450 people already working there had failed random drug tests as well. With opioids ravaging the region, the CEO of Belden Inc. was short-staffed … Continue reading "Manufacturing company offers rehabilitation rather than termination for employees who fail drug screens."

Perth grandfather Terry Robinson meets four strangers who helped save his life

Terry Robinson looks pretty good for someone who was technically dead for five minutes. “I can’t tell you what it feels like,” the 73-year-old grandfather said yesterday, just over two weeks after the cardiac arrest that almost killed him. “The last thing I remember is driving in the car on the freeway. Next thing I … Continue reading "Perth grandfather Terry Robinson meets four strangers who helped save his life"

A US judge has ruled that federal law protects a transgender student’s right to use the bathroom corresponding to his gender identity.

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gavin Grimm filed a lawsuit after his high school prevented him from using the men’s bathroom A US judge has ruled that federal law protects a transgender student’s right to use the bathroom corresponding to his gender identity. In the latest legal twist to a long-running case, a Virginia court … Continue reading "A US judge has ruled that federal law protects a transgender student’s right to use the bathroom corresponding to his gender identity."

A parliamentary bill to bring in “one of the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales“ to protect elephants is being published. ‘Elephants are one of the world’s most iconic animals and we must do all we can to protect them for future generations.’

A parliamentary bill to bring in “one of the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales“ to protect elephants is being published. Environment Secretary Michael Gove is publishing the bill, which will introduce a ban on the sale of ivory items of all ages, not just those produced after a certain date. Making the move, which … Continue reading "A parliamentary bill to bring in “one of the world’s toughest bans on ivory sales“ to protect elephants is being published. ‘Elephants are one of the world’s most iconic animals and we must do all we can to protect them for future generations.’"

Can I get an AMEN for the LADIES? —> Prominent Southern Baptist leader removed as seminary president following controversial remarks about abused women

FORT WORTH — Prominent Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson has been removed from his job as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary amid an evangelical #MeToo moment: a massive backlash from women upset over comments he made in the past that are newly perceived as sexist and demeaning. Seminary leaders were vague as to the reason for … Continue reading "Can I get an AMEN for the LADIES? —> Prominent Southern Baptist leader removed as seminary president following controversial remarks about abused women"

Vaccination method that wiped out smallpox gets unleashed today on Ebola

With more than 7,500 doses of an experimental vaccine against Ebola, health officials today began a vaccination campaign to try to thwart the latest outbreak of the deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to the World Health Organization, the campaign will start with healthcare workers operating in areas affected by the … Continue reading "Vaccination method that wiped out smallpox gets unleashed today on Ebola"

Mom’s heartwarming video shows older boys including shy son in basketball game

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