Archive for June, 2017

Smoking in Britain at lowest level since introducing legislation | UK | News

Friday, June 30th, 2017:

Laws banning smoking in virtually all enclosed public places in England – including offices, warehouses, factories, pubs, restaurants, churches, synagogues, railway stations, working vehicles and leisure centres – came into effect on July 1 2007, following Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Cancer Research UK said there were 1.9 million fewer smokers in Britain compared with when the smoking ban was introduced in 2007, with smoking rates now the lowest ever recorded. The proportion of 16 to 24-year-olds who smoke had fallen to 17% from 26% in 2007, a record low and the biggest drop among all age groups. A poll […] Read More →

Science division of White House office left empty as last staffers depart

Friday, June 30th, 2017:

WASHINGTON — The science division of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was unstaffed as of Friday as the three remaining employees departed this week, sources tell CBS News. All three employees were holdovers from the Obama administration. The departures from the division — one of four subdivisions within the OSTP — highlights the different commitment to scientific research under Presidents Obama and Trump.  Under Mr. Obama, the science division was staffed with nine employees who led the charge on policy issues such as STEM education, biotechnology and crisis response. It’s possible that the White House […] Read More →

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback Manual

Friday, June 30th, 2017:

Being the new kid in a school can be one of the toughest transitions of a lifetime. The sleek second-generation Chevrolet Cruze arrived in 2016 in sedan-form only. For 2017, the model is available in one of our favorite body styles—the hatchback—for the first time in North America. And Chevrolet even sees fit to make this creation available with an actual clutch pedal. They’re speaking our language. Arriving late to a well-established class, the Cruze is looking for a spot on the dean’s list. Wherefore Art Thou, Turbo? The badging on the Chevrolet Cruze LT RS that we tested indicates […] Read More →

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