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Not smoking gets Japanese workers an extra week of vacation

Non-smokers at a Tokyo firm have been given a breath of fresh air by their employers, in the form of six days of extra annual leave. "We don't give punishment for smoking", said Piala spokesman Hirotaka Matsushima. But curbing tobacco use in Japan will likely be hard, as it was in the U.S. Original efforts by the country's health ministry to ban indoor smoking in restaurants were scaled back after lobbyists pressured politicians.

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Six Tottenham Hotspur players called up to England squad

The Three Lions will face Germany and Brazil at Wembley Stadium with all Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Joe Gomez getting the nod in the squad . I know what Chris can do. "This is a great opportunity to see if they can fit into the senior team and they've got the chance to stay there if they do well".

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What We're Reading: Soy Health Claims; Opioid Accountability; Keeping the Weight Off

But if the soy health claim reversal does become an authorized regulation, food companies could still slap a "qualified" health claim on their products. In a statement , American Soybean Association (ASA) President and IL farmer Ron Moore, said: "In a time when heart disease is the number one cause of death both in the United States and the world, we can't afford to discourage people from taking steps to improve their diets with heart-healthy ingredients".

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Texans kneel during national anthem to protest owner McNair

Almost every player on the Texans roster, including Clowney, took a knee during the national anthem prior to their Week 8 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. "I think that's the way it is across the board". There was talk about Texans players protesting ahead of the Week 8 game in Seattle. But he's really a guy that has a lot of influence, and I admire him greatly.

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Connecticut Hospitals Rank 30th Overall in National Safety Report

Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, and Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne all received A grades. "We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of McDowell Hospital for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first".

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Texans Players Kneel During National Anthem To Protest Racist Team Owner

As the players filed onto the field for the pregame warmups and the playing of the national anthem, all but 10 Houston Texans plans took a knee to protest the offensive comments by the. Let me go back and do some research. I told them if I had it to do over again I wouldn't use that expression'. Owners did not vote to change a policy that would require players to stand for the anthem during that meeting.