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Injured, orphaned bear cub found hiding out in pizza shop – National ( admin posted on January 23rd, 2019 )

Employees at a Colorado pizza restaurant were surprised to discover an unexpected customer in the store’s back room Monday afternoon.

But after the kind of day she had, you can’t really blame her for wanting some comfort food.

Experts at Colorado Parks and Wildlife believe the bear had been orphaned or abandoned by its mother. In addition, the cub had a broken paw, which authorities believe may have been caused by an automobile accident.

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After being sighted several times Monday morning in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the cub eventually made its way through the propped-open door of Louie’s Pizza, where it caused quite a commotion amongst staff and customers.

“We asked [employees] what was up and they said there was a bear in there and it was eating all the icing,” customer Andy Shinholt told KOAA News in Colorado. “He was soft and he had icing all over him. He was eating all the icing.”

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According to employees, after helping herself to all the icing she could handle, the cub did what many of us do after a big meal: she took a nap.

The staff at Louie’s Pizza called police and wildlife officers, who tranquilized the bear so it could be safely removed from the restaurant.

In addition to its injured paw, the bear was found to be underweight, an even more significant problem this time of year as bears try to fatten up in advance of hibernation season.

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Wildlife officers say the cub will be sent to a rehabilitation facility to treat its injured paw and help stabilize its weight before being released back into the wild.

As for the icing, well, let’s just say the staff at Louie’s is likely more than happy to have the bear owe them one.

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Manitoba worker not accommodated for alcohol addiction – Winnipeg ( admin posted on January 23rd, 2019 )

WINNIPEG — A health-care aide’s alcohol addiction qualifies as a disability, and her employer was wrong to fire her for drinking off the job, a Manitoba human rights adjudicator has ruled.

Linda Horrocks is entitled to be reinstated, receive three years back pay and an additional $10,000 for injury to her dignity, independent adjudicator Sherri Walsh said in a report released Tuesday.

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“The issue for determination in this matter is not whether the complainant was drinking on a given day but rather whether (the employer) made reasonable efforts to accommodate the complainant as soon as it was aware that she had a disability and special needs associated with that disability,” Walsh wrote.

Horrocks was suspended from work at a personal care home in Flin Flon run by the Northern Regional Health Authority in June 2011 after a co-worker complained that she was drunk at work, according to evidence presented at the human rights board hearing.

She signed an agreement that allowed her to return to work on several conditions, including that she abstain from alcohol both on and off the job and seek counselling.

Horrocks was fired a year later when her employer received two reports that she had been drinking outside of work — once in a grocery store and once during a phone call with a manager.

Horrocks denied consuming alcohol and said she had been undergoing addiction counselling. She eventually filed a complaint with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, which appointed Walsh to hear the matter.

The regional health authority told the hearing that it had tried to accommodate Horrocks but also needed to protect the safety of people in the health care system.

Walsh ruled that alcohol addiction amounts to a disability under the human rights code, citing a 2013 ruling in a similar case.

She also ruled the health authority failed to accommodate Horrocks’ disability because it did not seek advice from experts in drawing up conditions for her return to work in 2011.

“Instead, I find that members of the (health authority’s) staff relied on their experiences with other staff who had required accommodation relating to addiction and on their own personal experiences,” Walsh wrote.

“Information of that sort is precisely the type of information that cannot be relied on as the basis for accommodating an employee. Each individual is entitled to an accommodation which is based on an individualized assessment of his or her specific needs.”

A spokesperson for the health authority said there would be no immediate comment.

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Nurse abandoned as child finds alcoholic birth mother, takes care of her without revealing identity – National ( admin posted on January 23rd, 2019 )

Phyllis Whitsell was always told her biological parents had died of tuberculosis, but she never really believed it.

“Throughout my childhood I was convinced, somehow, that my mother was alive. I told myself that one day, when I was old enough, I would track her down,” the 59-year-old told the Birmingham Mail.

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Abandoned at eight months old and adopted at age 4, Whitsell was raised in Birmingham, U.K., and grew up to become a nurse.

Determined to find her birth parents, she tracked down her original birth certificate and even found a staff member at the orphanage where she was left as a baby.

“She was reluctant to tell me much about my mother but it was clear that she disapproved of her,” said Whitsell. “I had no idea why – I thought it was just because she had handed me over to the orphanage at such a young age.”

After more investigating, Whitsell found her mother, Bridget Ryan. She was an alcoholic living in the red light district of Birmingham, known locally as “Tipperary Mary.”

“She wasn’t the fairy-tale figure I had imagined, but she was still my mother,” said Whitsell.

As a district nurse, Whitsell decided on her own to include Bridget in her daily visitation route, taking care of her ill mother.

“I took her clean clothes, bathed her wounds and got her to talk about the five children she had given away, including me,” said Whitsell.

“The day she spoke affectionately of ‘little Phyllis’ and told me my birth date accurately was the best, and the worst, day of my life.”

From 1981, Whitsell took care of Bridget until her death in 1990. She never told Bridget who she really was.

Whitsell continues to take care of others in a nursing home and has written a book called Finding Tipperary Mary about finding and getting to know her mother.

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Subway: Co-founder of sandwich chain Fred DeLuca dead at 67 – National ( admin posted on January 23rd, 2019 )

NEW YORK – Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening after being diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, the company said Tuesday. He was 67.

DeLuca’s death came weeks after the 50th anniversary of Subway, which has become the world’s biggest restaurant chain by locations.

DeLuca decided to open a sandwich shop at the age of 17 to help pay for college after graduating high school. The idea came from a family friend, Peter Buck, who was co-founder and provided the $1,000 to start the business.

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“I knew nothing about making sandwiches, nor the food industry,” DeLuca later wrote in a book.

DeLuca and Buck opened their first store in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in August 1965 under the name “Pete’s Super Submarines,” with the priciest sub selling for 69 cents. The name was changed to the snappier “Subway” in 1968, and the pair decided to start franchising to fuel the chain’s growth.

By 1988, the company had 2,000 locations. By 1990, it reached the 5,000-store mark. And by 1994, it had more than 8,000 locations.

Subway, based in Milford, Connecticut, is privately held and has given the public few glimpses into its inner workings. But in July 2013, the company announced that DeLuca had been diagnosed with leukemia. It said DeLuca was in regular contact with his management team, but on a reduced basis as he received treatment.

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Earlier this summer, Subway announced that DeLuca’s younger sister, Suzanne Greco, would take over as president and oversee day-to-day operations.

In his book “Start Small Finish Big: Fifteen Key Lessons to Start – and Run – Your Own Successful Business,” DeLuca recalled living in public housing in the Bronx as a child. His father hadn’t graduated high school, but his mother had stressed the importance of education while growing up.

After he graduated high school, DeLuca had planned on becoming a doctor. That was why he started the sub shop with Buck – to support his college education.

“It wasn’t intended to support me forever,” DeLuca wrote.

DeLuca is survived by his wife, son and sister, according to Subway.

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Colbert asked Djokovic to fire a serve at him and had the best way to block it – National ( admin posted on January 23rd, 2019 )

Stephen Colbert asked tennis star Novak Djokovic – fresh off his U.S. Open grand slam win – to help him start Monday night’s show and you might get a kick out of how Colbert protected himself.

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“Champion Novak Djokovic is going to fire tennis balls at me,” The Late Show host explained as he headed to the rear of the stage to retrieve a hidden object. “While I protect myself with Captain America’s shield.”

“In this scenario, I’m the new Captain America and you’re the captain of Hydra’s tennis team.”

‘Cap’ went on to ask the world’s top-ranked male player how hard his serve can be.

“130 miles per hour,” Djokovic replied. That’s 209 kilometres per hour.

The Serbian nailed Colbert with his first shot. And even though it looked like he took some steam off of it, that’s much better than having to look for a new Late Show host…again.

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