But their requests go beyond health and safety and workload. In a “Covid bulletin” to reps, the NEU on Monday sets out “key demands for all workplaces”. The five demands are risk assessments, an end to work assessments during the pandemic, extra time to plan, prepare and assess students work, and an agreed pay progression.
The HTC First is aptly named. It just the first Phone Facebook has devised the Home Program where it will offer other handset manufacturers guidance on how to fiddle with the versions of Android they run to optimize Home. It might take six months, but I expect some OEMs will bite.
Chinese New Year is typically one of the busiest parts of the calendar for America lobster shippers, who send millions of dollars worth of the crustaceans to China every year. This year the holiday is Feb. 12, and industry members said the Year of the Ox won necessarily be the Year of the Lobster..
At the turn of the last century, there were approximately 30,000 people living in the town. That figure rose to 44,000 in the 1920s, then gradually fell again to roughly the original figure after the closure of Palmer’s in the early 1930s.”There were pubs on the corners of most of Jarrrow’s old terraced streets.”The customers were chiefly working men but each pub would also have a ‘snug’ where a woman might go for a drink, and a ‘select room’ where a man might take his wife or girlfriend.”It would be fair to say the local boozer was one of the mainstays of everyday working class life on Tyneside.”There was one pub called the Forester’s Arms,” Paul reveals, “which would open at 5.30am and serve mulled rum to workers heading to the early shift at Palmer’s. It would warm them up.”The gradual closure of pubs in Jarrow was brought about by the ongoing decline of heavy industry and, in the 1970s and ’80s, by the growing preference for wine bars and discos and the move away from the dominoes and darts of the so called “old man’s pubs”.In March 1984, the opening of a new Metro station in the town allowed the younger townsfolk easy and speedy access to the nightlife of Newcastle and South Shields.The 2007 smoking ban in UK pubs was another blow to business and the current Covid 19 crisis has also taken its toll.”From once having 54 busy pubs, there are a mere handful left in Jarrow today,” says Paul.The 13 photographs in our gallery come from his large personal collection.
What happens next? Earlier this year, Chinese military blogs published plans for Beijing to build up Scarborough Shoal in the same way that Spratly features have been transformed into artifical islands. But now that the PCA judgment has been awarded so decisively against China, Beijing could well initiate a new South China Sea construction site. At the same time, the Chinese government could declare an identification zone over the South China Sea that would, in theory, compel foreign aircraft to identify themselves while traveling through that airspace.