Every year we wear scary outfits, bob for apples and carve pumpkins – but why?
The Americanised (Americanized?) Halloween that we experience now actually originated in the Celtic fringes of Britain, and was adapted by Christian traditions, immigrants’ conventions and an insatiable desire for sweets.
The word comes from ‘Hallowed evening’, and is the day before All Hallows Day – also known as All Saints’ Day.
You can view the full history here.
As the FBI drama unwraps in America, we ask how did two candidates with historically low favourability ratings rise to the top of their parties?
Well, it goes back to the ‘Primary Election’ – Primary elections are one means by which a political party or a political alliance nominates candidates for an upcoming general election or by-election. In both parties, only half the Primary voted for either Hillary or Donald, compared to 2012 when nearly 90% voted for Barak Obama. Here is a video for a further explanation.
Businesses should get ready now for the introduction of the new 12-sided pound coin, the Treasury has said. The Treasury is urging firms to adapt their equipment and train their staff in preparation for the arrival of the new coin in March 2017.
In construction news this week…
Jail sentence for construction skills card cheat. A Luton man has been jailed for 18 months and recommended for deportation for illegally working in the UK and cheating to obtain industry skills cards.
Construction to dodge post-Brexit vote recession. Faltering commercial workloads will be offset by strong growth in infrastructure and school spending over the next two years, according to the latest major industry forecast.
Electric car maker unveils solar roof tile range. A roof tile range with built in solar panels has been unveiled by electric car specialist Tesla.
In MECsafe news this week…
We still have plenty of availability on the following courses:
SSSTS – 03 & 04.11.2016
SMSTS – 07.11.2016-05.12.2016 (day release)
CCNSG Refresher – 11.11.2016
SSSTS Refresher – 11.11.2016
If you would like any further information on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.