Why You Should Let Your Kids Learn to Walk without You
The Federalist (Alexandria, Va.)
Do you ask why there is mayonnaise on the floor, approximately eight feet from the counter on which your five-year-old is making a turkey sandwich—for breakfast—or do you just let it go?
China Criticizes Alibaba in Report Withheld Until after IPO
AP (New York, N.Y.)
Chinese regulators accused e-commerce giant Alibaba of permitting sales of fake goods and hurting consumers in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting the company's U.S. stock market debut.
China Regulator Blasts Alibaba for Illegal Business on Its Websites
Reuters (London, England)
A China regulator has accused Alibaba Group Holding Ltd of failing to clean up what it called illegal business deals on the e-commerce titan's platforms, in an unusually strong government criticism of one of the country's biggest private firms.
China Accuses Alibaba of Lax Oversight of Merchants
Bloomberg (New York, N.Y.)
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has a “credibility crisis” fueled by a failure to crack down on shady merchants, counterfeit goods, bribery and misleading promotions using its online malls, the Chinese government said.
China Calls Alibaba Pompous, Accusing It Of Lax Oversight
Barron’s (New York, N.Y.)
Ahead of Alibaba Group‘s (BABA) earnings tomorrow, China’s commerce watchdog State Administration for Industry and Commerce, or SAIC, released a “closed-door” document drafted last July, in which the regulator accused Alibaba of lax oversight over fake products on its e-commerce sites.
China Accuses Alibaba Of Lax Merchant Control, Tells It To Stop Being Arrogant
Forbes (New York, N.Y.)
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding will file a formal complaint against the director of a Chinese government agency, after it accused the company of lax internal control and not paying enough attention to removing fake goods.
China's SAIC Criticizes Alibaba over Fake Goods
Wall Street Journal (New York, N.Y.)
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is embroiled in an escalating public dispute with a Chinese government agency over sales of fake goods on its e-commerce platforms, highlighting one of the risks for a company that last year raised $25 billion from global investors in the world’s largest IPO.
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Quad Bikes Not for Kids - Safety Advocates
Radio New Zealand (Wellington, New Zealand)
Young children should not be using quad bikes and motorcycles, safety advocates say.
CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY
New Florida Child-Restraint Law Stronger under Recent Revision, But Some Say It Doesn't Go Far Enough
Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
The overhead signs on Florida’s interstate highways had a new message come the New Year, but it may be one that thousands of motoring moms and dads are unaware of until they look up.
Sprinkler Mandate Now In Effect: Controversy Moving Forward
KSTP (St. Paul, Minn.)
A new state law is now in effect.
SPORTS, FITNESS & RECREATION
Despite Injury Risks, Sledding Thrives in Central Ohio
Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio)
Scores of kids celebrated a day off of school yesterday by racing down snowy slopes on sleds and saucers.
Indiana City Moves to Reduce Liability at Popular Sledding Spot
Insurance Journal (San Diego, Calif.)
A central Indiana city is taking steps to reduce its liability from a popular winter activity.
People Keep Sticking Their Hands in Snowblowers without Turning Them off First, Data Show
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
Since 2003, roughly 9,000 Americans have lost a finger (or two, or three) to a snowblower-related injury, according to estimates derived from Consumer Product Safety Commission data.