Electrocution

22 Jan 19
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When it involves workplace safety, sure industries should take further precautions to stay their staff safe on the task. Several workers within the oil and gas or construction industries come back up against hazards that different industries don’t, together with falls, electrocution or contact with dangerous chemicals. Read More

22 Jan 19
Health and Safety

When it involves workplace safety, sure industries should take further precautions to stay their staff safe on the task. Several workers within the oil and gas or construction industries come back up against hazards that different industries don’t, together with falls, electrocution or contact with dangerous chemicals. Read More…

22 Jan 19
The Ukiah Daily Journal
It’s been almost 41 years since Proposition 13 passed in 1978, lowering property taxes for every home, apartment building, commercial structure, farm and parking lot in California. Through almost all that time, the initiative sponsored by longtime anti-tax gadflies Howard Jarvis and Paul Gann remained a sacred cow, a third rail that election officials and candidates of every stripe feared to touch for fear of political electrocution. But now it’s suddenly open season on Prop. 13, often vilified these days for taking money from schools and other public services and for some of the obvious inequities it brought. Because Jarvis-Gann limits property taxes to 1 percent of the latest purchase price, plus a 2 percent annual increase, neighbors in identical-seeming homes can pay vastly different tax bills each year. The landmark measure passed largely because property values rose rapidly through the 1970s, with property taxes also skyrocketing even if homeowners had no intention of selling. Conditions threatened to drive tens of thousands out of their longtime homes. Prop. 13 quickly changed that. Together with insurance price limits imposed by the 1988 Proposition 103, it’s a key factor keeping life in California affordable for longtime residents who pay income and sales taxes higher than the national averages. But should Prop. 13’s benefits extend to commercial property as they long have? That’s a question often asked by liberal politicians who like the measure’s tax limits on housing, but resent the fact that business also benefits. Many object most strongly to rules passed in 1979 which embellish Prop. 13 and forbid taxes from rising at the time of sale unless a single new owner holds more than a 50 percent interest in a property. That’s how, for example, the parking lots surrounding Dodger Stadium, still 50 percent owned by former team owner Frank McCourt, have evaded tens of millions of dollars in property taxes since he sold the team and the ballpark itself. Within a few years of Prop. 13’s passage by a margin of almost 2-1, the late Democratic Assemblyman Tom Hannigan of Fairfield began pushing to split off commercial properties from the measure’s tax limits. Unlike homes, Hannigan said, business property should be taxed based on current values. Other legislators wouldn’t go near Hannigan’s idea, even though he was for years the state Assembly’s majority leader. But voters will have a chance next year to carry out his plan – best known as the “split roll.” Bet on it being a controversial subject right up until that election just over 21 months from now. The state’s League of Women Voters has qualified a split roll initiative for that ballot, gathering more than 585,000 voter signatures for its planned constitutional amendment, which leads in very early polling. Already the heirs of Jarvis and Gann are working to beat this back. Jon Coupal, the longtime head of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn., sees split roll as a first thrust against the entire Prop. 13. He’s right that it has opened the door to other ideas. For example, some state legislators are toying with eliminating Prop. 13 tax limits when properties of any kind are inherited, instead taxing them based on current values rather than the amount paid for them by parents or others who pass ownership down. But the often-ambivalent former Gov. Jerry Brown, in one of his last interviews while in office, opined that changing Prop. 13 “isn’t as easy as you think.” Brown, who first opposed the initiative before it passed, but later became a big supporter, noted that “The business community will fight it…we’ll be in a recession by the time (of the 2020 election), so it’s anybody’s guess.” Meanwhile, new Gov. Gavin Newsom has said Prop. 13 is “on the table” as he considers ways to make the state tax system more fair. Voters will decide if Prop. 13 is no longer the sacred cow it was for decades, but rather open for discussion like any other concept or policy. If they say yes to split roll, it will be open season on one of the longtime basic underpinnings of California lifestyles. Email Thomas Elias at tdelias@aol.com. His book, “The Burzynski Breakthrough: The Most Promising Cancer Treatment and the Government’s Campaign to Squelch It,” is now available in a soft cover fourth edition. For more Elias columns, go to www.californiafocus.net
22 Jan 19
Emily Dunstan

As the end drew near, Carey Dean Moore’s face turned red, and then purple. He breathed heavily, according to the witnesses who were there to see it, and coughed. Roughly 20 minutes later, he died.In his final weeks, the two-time killer had given up efforts to seek a reprieve. He’d expressed his scant apologies and […]

22 Jan 19
Marc Fusion

Plot: Six years have passed since Michael Myers last stalked the streets of Haddonfield, but he is about to make a grand return. Jamie Lloyd (J.C. Brandy) is on the run from a mysterious cult that seems to be connected to Michael, as she has given birth and the cult is determined to claim the child. […]

22 Jan 19
floodlights

When you need an electrician you need them fast. At Stowe’s Electric we guarantee fast service and long term solutions to your problem. But how Outdoor Lighting Manufacturers do you really know when you need urgent electrician services? Here are common problems that MUST be addressed instantly. When your home fuse trips of it means […]

22 Jan 19
Margaret Thompson Writing Samples

Many people have heard, read, or researched about notorious serial killers and murderers being sentenced to the death penalty, but not everyone knows that capital punishment is only legal in certain states in the United States. Capital punishment is quickly becoming illegal in many states for many reasons. Since 2007, eight states have abolished the […]

21 Jan 19
Spartans Innovate

Everybody has had that one idea. You know, that idea — your million dollar baby. For me, it was a dumb idea I had while waiting for the school bus as a kid: a coat lined with an electric blanket, powered by a lithium ion battery pack. Probably not the safest idea, because of, you […]

21 Jan 19
Pakistan News Shows, Debates and Discussion

KARACHI: K-Electric has failed to restore power supply to different areas of Malir despite passage of more than 24 hours, ARY News reported on Monday. People living in areas of Moenabad, Extension, Railway Housing Society and Model Town facing difficulties as the city’s sole power supplier, has failed to restore power supply that was disrupted […]

21 Jan 19
defectivepixeltest

2018 was a slower, more drip-feed type of year for games. There was plenty of great stuff, but it took a while to find it all. For the most part it felt like an inhale year – a soft reset for a lot of major studios as their production cycles were reset. To that end, […]

21 Jan 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

The same cold front that swept south through the Arabian Peninsula, bringing a widespread dust storm from Egypt to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Iran and the United Arab Emirates, has brought heavy rain to Pakistan. On Sunday night, it rained in Karachi, a rarity in January. The average rainfall is 9mm for January but by […]

19 Jan 19
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Risk assessment  live sound engineer  .cable trip hazard it is inevitable that a large number of cables will be used to set up a live sound performance. cables that snake around the stage in a knotted heap are obviously a danger to performers and engineers alike, as they can easily snag the foot and cause […]

21 Jan 19
GoGetFunding

If, for many of us, winter is a joy, this year at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of our NGO, cold and snow are not really welcome. Many of the wild animals need heated rooms after the medical interventions. Just now we care for 4 white storks that were received to our center after an accidental […]

21 Jan 19
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My dear fellows : Rainy season is going on in Pakistan so it is better to follow some precautionary measures, in avoid any serious mishap. Please carry umbrella with you in the season of rainfall. In case of thunder roars, must go inside to avoid being hit lightening. Try to wear plastic coat or covering […]

21 Jan 19
ButIAmNoHipster Poetry

  Two years ago, I stopped taking a generic version of Cymbalta, (called Duloxetine) an antidepressant often used for people with fibromyalgia and other long-term physical pain alongside their depression. I posted on Reddit about the withdrawal period and mentioned that I journaled all of it. I’d thought about sharing it before, but another user […]

21 Jan 19
Wishes4u

He loved his job. Driving a train had been his dream ever since he was a child. He loved to make the train go as fast as possible. Unfortunately, one day he was a little too reckless and caused a crash. He made it out, but a single person died. Well, needless to say, he […]