Qualcomm laid off 1231 San Diego Employees

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Qualcomm laid off 1,231 San Diego Employees Posted: April 19, 2018 April 19, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Qualcomm is laying off 1,231 San Diego employees and another 269 workers in Northern California as part of a $1 billion cost-cutting plan.The size of the mass cutback was revealed through mandatory 60-day layoff notices received Thursday at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. The cellular technology company alerted workers to the layoffs on Wednesday; they become effective June 19.Qualcomm’s cost-cutting plan was part of an effort to prevent a hostile takeover by rival chip company Broadcom. The Trump administration blocked Broadcom’s buyout, but lagging stock prices and poor financial performance have left investors worried.The cuts nearly match in scope Qualcomm’s last major restructuring in 2015, when the company laid off 1,315 San Diego employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.Before Thursday’s cuts, Qualcomm employed about 13,000 people in San Diego, as well as 33,800 globally.In a statement, the company said it considered cost cuts to avoid layoffs, but “we concluded that a workforce reduction is needed to support long-term growth and success, which will ultimately benefit all of our stakeholders.” Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Man dies on San Diego boardwalk after scooter collision

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: June 24, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man died after colliding with a woman while both rode electric Lime scooters on the Mission Beach boardwalk in San Diego, authorities said Monday.The crash was reported at about 1:35 p.m. Sunday in the 3300 block of Ocean Front Walk, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.The 48-year-old man and 22-year-old woman were “adjacent to each other when for an unknown reason their bodies collided and they both lost control,” Heims said.Both were ejected from their scooters and landed on the boardwalk, he said.The woman suffered abrasions to her lower legs and the man also had scrapes on his lower legs and complained of pain in his chest, Heims said.He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, the officer said. There was no DUI.The San Diego County Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause of death and release the man’s name after relatives are notified, Heims said. June 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Man dies on San Diego boardwalk after scooter collisionlast_img read more

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15 passengers rescued after fishing boat washes ashore in Mission Beach

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Lifeguards rescued 15 passengers after a fishing boat ran aground in Mission Beach Friday.The boat crashed south of Belmont Park around 5 a.m. The ship, a 65-foot-long motor vessel named Pacifica, was returning from a one-and-a half-day fishing trip in Mexico.Passengers were asleep when the boat began to idle and move slowly to shore. Lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard, the San Diego Police Department and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department helped rescue the 15 passengers aboard, including five crew members. No injuries were reported.“We felt something hit hard,” a passenger told reporters. “We woke up wondering (what was) going on.”A tug boat began pulling the boat back out to sea about an hour later and the boat was moved offshore by 6:30 a.m.The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the incident. June 28, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Breaking news this morning: a 65 foot fishing boat ran aground in Mission Beach this morning at 4:45am. 15 passengers, 5 crew members. No one was hurt. They were returning from a day and a half fishing trip from Mexico. @KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD pic.twitter.com/qqm2ysX5U7— Allie Wagner (@alliewagnertv) June 28, 2019 15 passengers rescued after fishing boat washes ashore in Mission Beach Allie Wagner Updated: 9:45 AM Posted: June 28, 2019 Allie Wagner, last_img read more

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Supervisor Fletcher proposes first responder behavioral health program

first_img September 9, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: September 9, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:50 PMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher Monday proposed a free program to offer behavioral health support to first responders.The Fire Captain Ryan J. Mitchell First Responder Behavioral Health Support Program would offer confidential mental and behavioral health support by connecting first responders with a clinical professional via a dedicated phone line, website or smartphone app. The program would be open to first responders in any jurisdiction of branch of public safety.Fletcher proposed the program after speaking with firefighters and law enforcement officials around the county during a listening tour earlier this year. According to Fletcher’s office, he named the program after Cal Fire Capt. Ryan Mitchell, who took his own life in 2017.Fletcher announced the program during a news conference with officials from Cal Fire Local 2881, the San Diego County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and local first responders.“Improving the public’s health is one of our core priorities,” he said. “Preventing suicide by increasing awareness, combating stigma and improving access to the mental health system are all vital steps to improve wellness of the community, and specifically first responders, with this new program.”The county Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on Fletcher’s proposal during its regular meeting on Tuesday. Supervisor Fletcher proposes first responder behavioral health programlast_img read more

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Legislative Forum Offers Sessions on Policy Issues Impacting Soybean Industry

first_imgASA’s 8th Annual Legislative Forum, scheduled for July 9 in Washington, D.C., is set and will provide attendees an informative session on the latest public policy topics impacting the U.S. soybean industry. The ASA Legislative Forum is in conjunction with the ASA summer board meeting.Those invited to speak at the ASA Legislative Forum include: Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). Both will provide perspectives on legislation pending in the U.S. senate. Other speakers invited are Sebastian Belle, Executive Director, Maine Aquaculture Association, speaking about the emerging aquaculture industry for soybean producers, and Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañasand José Raul Perales, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, speaking on bilateral trade relations between Cuba and the U.S.The annual Legislative Forum is designed to educate emerging leaders who are interested in how U.S. public policy is developed. The program is sponsored by Monsanto and provides learning sessions on the latest public policy topics that impact soybean farmers.Select candidates from the 2013 ASA/DuPont Young Leader Class will also have the opportunity to participate in the Legislative Forum as part of their leadership development this year.For more information about the ASA Legislative Forum, please contact ASA Leadership & Policy Education Manager Byron Keelin at 314-754-1355 or bkeelin@soy.org.last_img read more

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ASA Comments on Gulf Fishery Aquaculture Rule

first_imgASA has submitted comments to the Federal Register supporting the Fishery Management Plan developed by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.“ASA is pleased to see this proposal move forward; we have supported efforts to develop offshore aquaculture in the Gulf for many years,” the comments state. “The promise of building this industry in the United States is unrealized: new jobs along our coasts, working waterfronts, and for soybean farmers, the opportunity to feed sustainably-produced U.S. soybeans to a growing industry here at home.”ASA’s comments raise concerns about both the proposed permitting process as creating permits that are too short in length, at just 10 years, as well as harvest limits that fall below commercial viability. The full text of the comments is available here. The comment period closes on Monday, Oct. 27, and comments may be submitted here.last_img read more

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Senate Committee Approves Record Infrastructure Funding

first_imgBoth the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee marked up and passed their 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bills this week–with the Senate committee sending its $43.77 billion bill, including the largest ever funding level for Corps of Engineers, to the full chamber by a 30-1 vote.Both the House and Senate bills were reported out of committee with bipartisan support. WRDA provides for improvements to the nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood protection, ecosystem restoration and other water resource infrastructure.The House and Senate bills can be generally characterized as straightforward reauthorization bills with no significant new programs, policies or funding. There are policy provisions that will continue to move forward with efforts to streamline the project process for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.Changes supported by the American Soybean Association (ASA) and enacted in the 2014 and 2016 WRDA bills, have effectively moved up the timeframe for completion of the long-standing backlog of inland waterways projects, including the locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi, Illinois River and Ohio River systems.Of specific interest to ASA, the 2018 House WRDA bill directs the National Academy of Sciences to evaluate the current organizational structure of the Corps’ Civil Works function and to identify impediments to efficient project delivery, and then provide recommendations to Congress.The House bill would also move the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) off-budget to allow for full-use of HMTF funds to be used solely for harbor maintenance purposes. This is currently being done gradually through the appropriations process based on an agreement reached in the 2014 WRDA bill, and the House 2018 WRDA bill would cement the agreement into law.The action on the WRDA bills follows recent movement on the FY19 Energy & Water Appropriations bill. The House Appropriations Committee last week passed the FY2019 Energy & Water Appropriations bill with significant increases for waterways infrastructure.The Energy & Water Appropriations bill provides annual funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, including the Inland Waterways programs that are priorities for ASA.The House committee approved bill provides overall funding for the Corps of Engineers at $7.3 billion, an increase of $451 million above the FY2018 enacted level. The bill calls for full-use of estimated annual revenues from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF) and includes $1.6 billion in funding for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF).The Corps’ Operations & Maintenance (O&M) account received a record-level of $3.8 billion, which is $200 million more than the FY18 enacted level.The next step for the bill is consideration by the full House, which has not yet been scheduled.  The Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to mark-up its Energy & Water bill on Thursday, May 24.last_img read more

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2017 Seafood Imports Set New Record

first_imgPhoto Credit: NOAAThe U.S. is looking to domestic aquaculture to help cut the nation’s trade deficit, as the country imported more seafood in 2017 than any previous year, according to the Associated Press.Aquaculture is the fastest growing form of food production in the world, and most of this growth is offshore and overseas. Seafood imports are the second largest contributor to the U.S. trade deficit, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).Major aquaculture-exporting nations include China, India and Vietnam. U.S. aquaculture (both freshwater and marine) supplies about 5 percent of the U.S. seafood supply, and U.S. marine aquaculture supplies less than 1.5 percent.Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and others in the industry are looking to support increased U.S. aquaculture farms as a way to close the gap, according to the Associated Press.last_img read more

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AP sources GOPs McKenna to enter governors race

first_imgOLYMPIA — Attorney General Rob McKenna is preparing to officially launch his gubernatorial campaign, hoping to become Washington’s first GOP governor in more than a quarter of a century, two Republicans familiar with his planning said Tuesday.McKenna will formally announce his 2012 bid at a 6 p.m. event today at Sammamish High School in Bellevue, according to the two Republicans who spoke on condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt McKenna. His political advisers would only say that he planned a “major announcement.” Washington hasn’t had a Republican governor since John Spellman left office in 1985. A year before that, McKenna began his political career as student president at the University of Washington.McKenna, 48, was first elected attorney general in 2004 after serving several years on the King County council. He is also president-elect of the National Association of Attorneys General.During his time as attorney general, he has focused resources on fighting methamphetamine abuse, sexual predators and identity theft. Perhaps his most controversial move came last year, when he angered Democrats such as Gov. Chris Gregoire by signing on to a multistate challenge of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.last_img read more

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Small fire causes minor damage at Hockinson High School

first_imgA small fire in a soap dispenser caused minor damage at Hockinson High School Thursday afternoon.Firefighters from Fire District 3 responded to the fire, which ignited in the boys’ bathroom on the main floor, said Battalion Chief Dave O’Brien.When firefighters arrived, the building was evacuated and the fire was extinguished by school staff.“There was a lot of smoke and a lot of fumes from burning plastic,” O’Brien said.Damage was minimal.The soap dispenser was destroyed and there was a little charring on the wall, he said.Fire marshals are investigating the bathroom blaze, which appears to be intentionally set, O’Brien said.Hockinson School District’s first day of school was Wednesday.last_img

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Walk Knock food drive making its annual round

first_imgBeginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, thousands of volunteers will fan out across the county to scoop donated food and other items from porches, doorsteps and driveways.You can pitch in by filling a bag with canned or nonperishable food items. Tuna, peanut butter, meats, beans, soup, cereal, elbow macaroni, powdered milk and baby foods, diapers and toiletries are all welcome. Bags can also be dropped off at many community locations. Cash donations are always welcome.To make an online cash donation or learn more about Walk & Knock, visit http://walkandknock.org.last_img

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Motorcyclist dies in crash near Mill Plain

first_imgA rush-hour crash killed a motorcyclist just south of the busy intersection of Mill Plain Boulevard and Southeast 136th Avenue on Monday afternoon.The accident was reported at 4:24 p.m., said Kevin Stromberg, a spokesman for the Vancouver Fire Department. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.The Vancouver Police Department’s traffic unit is investigating, but here is what apparently happened, according to Stromberg: The motorcyclist, described as a young male, was southbound on 136th just south of Mill Plain on a lime-green Kawasaki Ninja. Observers said the driver of a white Buick SUV was turning left into the rear entrance of Columbia Square shopping center when the motorcycle collided with the right side of the SUV.The Buick’s driver, a woman, was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Stromberg said.The accident snarled traffic. Southeast 136th Avenue between Mill Plain and Seventh Street was closed until 10 p.m. while the investigation continued.Patty Hastings: 360-735-4513; twitter.com/col_cops; patty.hastings@columbian.com.last_img read more

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Candle likely cause of apartment blaze

first_imgCrews fight a fire at an apartment complex early Sunday. A candle is thought to have started a fire early Sunday morning that caused major damage to two four-plex apartment buildings at 11111 N.E. 48th Circle.The fire was so hot that the occupants, a man and woman, each jumped to safety from the second story, said Capt. Kevin Murray of the Vancouver Fire Department.The blaze broke out at 4:45 a.m. Flames were showing in the upstairs units, and a second alarm was called.Damage was estimated at $280,000, including $50,000 in damage to a second four-plex across the courtyard from the main fire.Two occupants of the upstairs apartment were treated for minor smoke inhalation. Seven people were displaced from the units. They were being helped by the American Red Cross.The blaze melted the siding and broke windows on the four-plex across the courtyard, Murray said.Damage was put at $150,000 to the four-plex and $80,000 to its contents; the second four-plex sustained another $50,000 in damage.About 25 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire. Fire District 6 provided assistance.“The safety message here is, when you leave a room with a candle, always put it out, Murray said.last_img read more

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Missing teen located

first_imgA missing 15-year-old Vancouver teen with possible gang ties was located over the weekend, according to his family.Joseph D. Wolf had been missing since May 31 and was reported to police as missing on June 3.The boy had a warrant for his arrest, so he was taken into custody by police when he was located early Monday, according to the family.last_img

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Afghan police NATO airstrike kills civilians

first_imgKABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials said today that an apparent NATO airstrike killed 15 people — nine of them civilians, including women and children — in an eastern province where the Taliban are strong. NATO said 10 militants died in the strike, and that it had no reports of any civilian deaths.Civilian deaths in NATO operations have long been a sore point between the Afghan government and the U.S.-led troops in the country, and they have been a major factor in the animosity many Afghans feel toward foreign forces. Conflicting accounts of who or how many died also are common, especially when remote, dangerous regions are involved and access by independent observers is restricted.The latest disputed airstrike occurred in the Watapur district of Kunar province, which lies near the border with Pakistan. It’s a militant stronghold, and many Arab and other foreign insurgents are believed to operate there alongside the Afghan Taliban. Some are suspected of links to the Al-Qaida terrorist network.Kunar province police chief Abdul Habib Sayed Khaili said the airstrike hit a pickup truck carrying the women and children in Qoro village soon after three Arab and three Afghan militants boarded it Saturday evening. He said some reports called it a drone strike, but that Afghan officials had been unable to confirm that. Of the 15 dead, four were women, four were children and one was the driver, the police official said.Watapur district chief Zalmai Yousefi confirmed the airstrike. He also said 15 people were killed, including women and children.NATO spokeswoman 1st Lt. AnnMarie Annicelli confirmed that the military alliance carried out a “precision strike” that killed 10 “enemy forces,” but that it had received no reports of any civilians dying in the airstrike. Annicelli had no immediate details on who exactly the dead were or what prompted the airstrike.Even as U.S.-led foreign forces draw down their presence in Afghanistan, with a full exit expected by the end of 2014, the air support they provide Afghan troops in many regions is still a crucial part of operations against the Taliban, the resurgent Islamist militant movement that wants to topple the U.S.-backed Afghan government.last_img read more

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Freeze is threat to life — and records

first_imgFor up-to-date information on canceled flights, visit the airport’s website.SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The deep freeze striking the Midwest, New England and even the South will be one to remember, with potential record-low temperatures heightening fears of frostbite and hypothermia.It hasn’t been so cold in ages — 20 years in Washington, D.C.; 18 years in Milwaukee; 15 in Missouri — even in the Midwest, where bundling up is second nature. Weather Bell meteorologist Ryan Maue said, “If you’re under 40 (years old), you’ve not seen this stuff before.”Preceded by snow in much of the Midwest, the frigid air will begin today and last a few days, funneled as far south as the Gulf Coast. Blame it on a “polar vortex,” as one meteorologist calls it, a counterclockwise-rotating pool of cold, dense air.“It’s just a large area of very cold air that comes down, forms over the North Pole or polar regions … usually stays in Canada, but this time it’s going to come all the way into the eastern United States,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Phillip Schumacher in Sioux Falls, S.D.last_img read more

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Slide show Thursday to feature Mount Adams Goat Rocks

first_imgPORTLAND — Author Tami Asars will present a slide show at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at REI at Clackamas Town Center Mall about her new guidebook “Day Hiking Mount Adams and Goat Rocks Wilderness.”The store is on the southeast side of the mall at 12160 S.E. 82nd Ave.The 252-page softbound book sells for $18.95. The book includes 18 hike descriptions for the Goat Rocks, 16 for Mount Adams, seven for Indian Heaven plus many more covering the Cispus River, Takhlakh Lake, White Pass, Packwood and Yakima areas.last_img

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JCB Virgin Media and Philips among the first to sign new disability

first_imgConstruction and agriculture equipment manufacturer JCB, telephone, television and internet service provider Virgin Media, and technology organisation Philips are among the first employers to sign a new pledge to decrease the UK’s disability employment gap.The #WorkWithMe pledge was launched by Virgin Media and disability equality charity Scope on 8 May 2019 and has so far seen 20 organisations make the commitment. Other employers on the list of initial pledges include Earth Island Publishing, Cerealto UK, London School of Theology, Kreative Recruitment and Clares Office Supplies.The pledge outlines a five-step plan for businesses looking to boost diversity and take advantage of the pool of talent represented by disabled people currently willing but unable to work. Organisations that take the pledge will be able to access practical advice on how to improve workplace policies and cultures.The key steps outlined for employers are: senior accountability, a holistic review of how the organisation supports disabled people, helping line managers become confident about supporting disabled employees, recording progress, and sharing best practice.Organisations that sign will also receive a suite of resources based on first-hand experiences from peers of employing disabled people; this will include guides for managers around how to talk confidently about disability and hold accessible meetings.Jeff Dodds, managing director at Virgin Media, said: “It feels like time has stood still for disabled people in the UK. [Organisations] big and small now need to come together to help put an end to this disability employment crisis.“I’ve seen first-hand the benefits of working with disabled people and I want other businesses to see them too. So my ask is for [employers] now to come together and sign the #WorkWithMe pledge and commit to transforming how they recruit disabled people.”Mark Hodgkinson, chief executive at Scope, said: “Disabled people often get a rough deal getting into and staying in work. Far too many struggle to get into work, and too many fall out because they don’t get the support they need to thrive. There are pockets of good practice in large, medium and small [organisations] all over this country, that we need to champion, but too many fall short.“Both government and businesses have an urgent need to address the disability employment crisis. The pledge gives [employers] the tools they need to start making everyday equality in the workplace a reality for disabled people.”Jonathan Coles, head of HR at Philips UKI, said: “We strongly believe in building inclusive and richly diverse teams that attract the UK’s most sought after talent.“We believe organisations can and should do more to share best practices about how to integrate talent regardless of physical, mental or learning abilities. Although we are constantly looking for ways to improve our own programmes, we also hope that some of what we have already implemented can help set an example for others.”last_img read more

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Flexible working valued by a third of those likely to work past

first_imgThe majority (71%) of employees plan to work beyond the age of 65, and 32% feel that flexible-working initiatives are the best way to attract and support older employees, according to research by Canada Life Group Insurance.The survey, conducted among 1,002 full- and part-time employees in April 2019, also found that employees planning to work past the age of 65 felt their most valued benefits would be income protection (17%), life insurance (16%), critical illness cover (13%) and employee assistance programmes (EAPs) (10%).Approximately three in 10 (28%) respondents noted that having a diverse mix of ages within an employee base creates a wider range of skills, while 43% agreed that organisations value the experience of older workers. A further 40% noted that employees aged over 65 are valued for their loyalty, while 62% of respondents aged above 55 had indeed been with their organisation for 10 years or more.Paul Avis, marketing director of Canada Life Group Insurance, said: “Older workers are an invaluable component of the UK workforce given their extensive industry knowledge and expertise that all colleagues, particularly younger generations, can benefit from. They also represent a valuable talent pool for employers as Britain struggles to counter a growing skills shortage.”However, almost three in 10 (27%) respondents voiced concerns that employers might see older staff as a hassle, due to the increased likelihood of health concerns. In addition, respondents stated that older workers are seen as less productive (21%), less likely to adapt (30%) and less skilled with technology (30%).“It’s an unfortunate fact of life that health concerns tend to become more frequent as we age, and will become more common in the workforce as we live and work for longer,” added Avis.“Workers over the age of 65, therefore, have a more immediate need for employee benefits that provide both financial and emotional support should they become ill or suffer an injury.  Employers that want to keep and recruit these valuable workers should offer protection products that have the additional benefit of offering a wide range of support services, from early intervention to [EAPs] and second medical opinion services. All of these can be used without having to make a claim, adding daily value and proving employers’ commitment to their staff’s health.”last_img read more

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