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Cleaners and security staff have been recruited by officials at the London 2012 Olympic Games to snoop on athletes as part of the fight against competitors using performance enhancing drugs.
Organisers have told staff inside the athletes' village to report potentially suspicious items that might suggest drug use as part of a new intelligence
A team of 200 cleaners cleared up to 85 tonnes of rubbish from the streets of London during the first weekend of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
On the first day of the Games last Saturday, a crew of 55 people and 10 vehicles were deployed to clean up litter after the men's cycle race.
Heading up the operation throughout the event is Pascal
A bid to turn solid toilet waste into 'biogas' - a methane-rich gas that is odourless and safe for cooking - has been launched by scientists in Singapore.
The No Mix Vacuum Toilet uses vacuum suction similar to that in an aeroplane washroom to divide solid and liquid waste into separate chambers. Liquids are then processed for useful elements for
Talking urinals have been installed in US pubs as part of a campaign to cut down drink driving.
Set off by a motion sensor, the gadget delivers a message warning pub-goers about the perils of driving under the influence.
Customers are greeted with a message which begins: "Hey, listen up - that's right, I'm talking to you.
"Have you had a few
Facilities management leader Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions (GWS) has been ranked for the seventh consecutive year on the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals' (IAOP) Global Outsourcing 100, which recognises the world's best outsourcing service providers.
The company was placed at number 16 on the list. Ranking is
A recent study has shown that cleaning equipment in hotels may be contaminated by high levels of disease-causing bacteria.
Researchers at the University of Houston in the USA collected swabs in nine hotel rooms across Texas, Indiana and South Carolina. These were then tested for bacteria likely to cause illnesses such as streptococcus,