Police in South Australia encountered a great white shark several kilometers off the Yorke
Peninsula yesterday. Two police officers were carrying out routine checks of registration
documents and safety equipment on fishing boats. They still had one boat to check out of the
30 planned for the day when they saw that a roughly 4-metre-long shark had started following
their boat. The creature circled around them for an hour and then all of a sudden swam away.
The officers decided not to check the last fishing boat and headed straight for the harbor to
report the incident. The owner of the boat was lucky because his registration documents were
out of date.
adapted from https://www.telegraph.co.uk
I have an announcement to make, but I need to start with some figures. The latest reports
show that businesses produce about 70% of the city’s waste and up to 60%
of the trash from offices is paper that is easily recycled. According to new regulations, the city
is required to recycle 50% of its trash annually. Like all companies, we have to do our share to
help meet this recycling goal. Otherwise, we risk paying huge fines. And if we recycle, we can
also reduce our expenses. I’m convinced we might save as much as 25% on waste disposal
costs. With this in mind, we’ve come up with a new recycling program.
adapted from www.recycleworks.org
Hi, it’s Rachel from MCQ.
Oh hi, Rachel. Did you get my mail with the suggested changes to our contract?Rachel:
Yes, but you still need to come down on the labour costs.Justin:
We’ve already given you a reasonable price, but we always try to be flexible. There
might still be something we can do.Rachel:
Good. So could you reconsider the price you gave us yesterday?Justin:
We might be able to knock a bit off it. But we have certain fixed costs, you know.Rachel:
I do and that’s why I’m only asking about the labour costs. How about if you reduce
those by 10 percent?Justin:
I think that might be doable.
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