South Africa is sitting ‘on a powder keg’ of poverty,…

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Shreveport, LA [Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop of Johannesburg Steve Moreo has warned that the high levels of poverty in South Africa pose a great danger to the country.“This country is sitting on a powder keg of hopelessness,” he said, citing the figures recently released by Stats SA that showed that the number of poverty stricken people in South Africa had increased by 53.2 percent between 2011 and 2015.Full article. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit an Event Listing Anglican Communion Featured Events Africa, Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Press Release Service Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Jobs & Calls Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Posted Sep 12, 2017 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL center_img Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Bath, NC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Director of Music Morristown, NJ South Africa is sitting ‘on a powder keg’ of poverty, bishop says Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Washington, DC The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Job Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Knoxville, TN last_img read more

Postage Stamp Recycling As Fundraising, Crafts and a Hobby

first_img Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News Postage Stamp Recycling As Fundraising, Crafts and a Hobby AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Call for return of cartoon books seized in raid

first_imgThe raid was carried out by members of the Criminal Investigation Department led by Assistant Superintendent Lim Ah Heng, who interrogated Zunar’s employees and seized more than 150 copies of two of his books. They did not show any warrant but cited the Sedition Act, a draconian law that has repeatedly been used to prosecute journalists and bloggers.The titles of the two books are “Conspiracy to Imprison Anwar” and “Pirates of the Carry BN.” The first refers to the sodomy charges brought against opposition leader Anwar bin Ibrahim in 2008 after he announced his intention to run for parliament. The second alludes to Barisan National, the political coalition led by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, a frequent target of Zunar’s criticism.“This latest raid and confiscation of Zunar’s work constitutes new evidence of the judicial persecution to which this journalist is subjected,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“If people such as the prime minister or other government officials have something to say about Zunar’s cartoons, the can use the media to express their views. And if they think they have been defamed, they can file a civil lawsuit. But in that case, they will have to prove that Zunar was not just trying to make people laugh.”Either way, use of criminal laws is unwarranted and out of all proportion. Reporters Without Borders calls for an immediate end to the judicial proceedings against Zunar and to the harassment of both him and his employees.This is not the first police raid on Zunar’s offices. Several hundred copies of his books were seized in 2009 and 2010.After an earlier collection of his cartoons called “Cartoon-o-phobia” was published, he was arrested on 24 September 2010 and held for two days, and all copies of his books were seized.He responded by filing a complaint accusing the authorities of misusing of the Sedition Act. But a high court ruled against him in July 2012, effectively ratifying the government’s position that the publication of political cartoons was a crime. Zunar cannot organize an exhibition of his cartoons in his country.Malaysia is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Follow the news on Malaysia News Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments RSF_en MalaysiaAsia – Pacific News MalaysiaAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders condemns the government’s renewed harassment of the cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Alhaque (better known by the pen-name of Zunar) and demands the return of the collections of his cartoons that police seized during a raid on his Kuala Lumpur office on 28 January. Malaysian cartoonist Zunar facing possible sedition charge again Organisation Help by sharing this information News March 17, 2021 Find out more to go further February 4, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for return of cartoon books seized in raid February 22, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts New Malaysian ordinance threatens very concept of truth January 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

NASA’S WISE Mission Finds First Trojan Asteroid Sharing Earth’s Orbit

first_img 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Make a comment Subscribe Astronomers studying observations taken by NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission have discovered the first known “Trojan” asteroid orbiting the sun along with Earth. Trojans are asteroids that share an orbit with a planet near stable points in front of or behind the planet. Because they constantly lead or follow in the same orbit as the planet, they never can collide with it. In our solar system, Trojans also share orbits with Neptune, Mars and Jupiter. Two of Saturn’s moons share orbits with Trojans.Scientists had predicted Earth should have Trojans, but they have been difficult to find because they are relatively small and appear near the sun from Earth’s point of view. “These asteroids dwell mostly in the daylight, making them very hard to see,” said Martin Connors of Athabasca University in Canada, lead author of a new paper on the discovery in the July 28 issue of the journal Nature. “But we finally found one, because the object has an unusual orbit that takes it farther away from the sun than what is typical for Trojans. WISE was a game-changer, giving us a point of view difficult to have at Earth’s surface.”The WISE telescope scanned the entire sky in infrared light from January 2010 to February 2011. Connors and his team began their search for an Earth Trojan using data from NEOWISE, an addition to the WISE mission that focused in part on near-Earth objects, or NEOs, such as asteroids and comets. NEOs are bodies that pass within 28 million miles (45 million kilometers) of Earth’s path around the sun. The NEOWISE project observed more than 155,000 asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter, and more than 500 NEOs, discovering 132 that were previously unknown.The team’s hunt resulted in two Trojan candidates. One called 2010 TK7 was confirmed as an Earth Trojan after follow-up observations with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. The asteroid is roughly 1,000 feet (300 meters) in diameter. It has an unusual orbit that traces a complex motion near a stable point in the plane of Earth’s orbit, although the asteroid also moves above and below the plane. The object is about 50 million miles (80 million kilometers) from Earth.The asteroid’s orbit is well-defined and for at least the next 100 years, it will not come closer to Earth than 15 million miles (24 million kilometers). An animation showing the orbit is available at:“It’s as though Earth is playing follow the leader,” said Amy Mainzer, the principal investigator of NEOWISE at JPL “Earth always is chasing this asteroid around.” A handful of other asteroids also have orbits similar to Earth. Such objects could make excellent candidates for future robotic or human exploration. Asteroid 2010 TK7 is not a good target because it travels too far above and below the plane of Earth’s orbit, which would require large amounts of fuel to reach it.“This observation illustrates why NASA’s NEO Observation program funded the mission enhancement to process data collected by WISE,” said Lindley Johnson, NEOWISE program executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “We believed there was great potential to find objects in near-Earth space that had not been seen before.”NEOWISE data on orbits from the hundreds of thousands of asteroids and comets it observed are available through the NASA-funded International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass.JPL manages and operates WISE for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The principal investigator, Edward Wright, is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. The mission was selected under NASA’s Explorers Program, which is managed by the agency’sGoddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. The science instrument was built by the Space Dynamics Laboratory in Logan, Utah. The spacecraft was built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, Colo. Science operations and data processing take place at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.For more WISE information visit: Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. 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first_img ECTOR COUNTY FELONY INDICTMENTS: June 5, 2018 Part II Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: School safety ideas are good, action and funding are neededNext articleSTONE: Share The Road is more than a reminder, it saves lives admin Facebook Pinterest The following is a list of felony indictments by an Ector County grand jury on June 5, 2018. The list does not include those who have yet to be arrested.ASSAULTKavas Sueon-Dejohn Green, 20, was indicted on five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, all of which are second-degree felonies; and two counts of evading arrest with a previous conviction, both of which are state jail felonies.Jose Sigero-Contreras, 20, was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.Daylan Delderai Guthrie, 40, was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.Natalie Martinez Bejarano, 31, was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence), a second-degree felony.Jonas Shermaine Curry, 39, was indicted on a charge of assault (family violence), a third-degree felony.Ramon Garcia III, 18, was indicted on charges of assault (family violence), a third-degree felony; and abandoning or endangering a child with criminal negligence, a state jail felony.Elgin James Castillo, 36, was indicted on a charge of assault (family violence) with a previous conviction, a third-degree felony. Tommi Umu, 24, was indicted on charges of assault on a public servant, a third-degree felony; and driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, a state jail felony.BURGLARYMichael Tolbert, 33, was indicted on two counts of burglary of a habitation, both of which are second-degree felonies; and a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third-degree felony.Luis Manuel Mendoza Jr., 17, was indicted on charges of burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony; and unauthorized use of a vehicle, a state jail felony.Carlos Stewart, 42, was indicted on a charge of burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony.Arthur Lozano, 17, was indicted on a charge of burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony.Cruz Hervey Tarin, 31, was indicted on a charge of burglary of a building, a state jail felony.Jason Dwight Waller, 29, was indicted on a charge of burglary of a building, a state jail felony.CONTINUOUS VIOLENCEKashmon Kylie Cruickshank, 23, was indicted on charges of continuous violence against the family (family violence) and evading arrest with a vehicle, both of which are third-degree felonies.Luis Angel Tabares, 27, was indicted on a charge of continuous violence against the family, a third-degree felony.DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATEDTroy Lynn Teague, 44, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony.Gerardo Alonzo Lopez, 34, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more, a third-degree felony.EVADING ARRESTEd Elliott Esparza, 47, was indicted on a charge of evading arrest with a vehicle, a third-degree felony.FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH REGISTRATIONGilberto Munoz Minjarez, 66, was indicted on a charge of failure to comply with registration requirements, a third-degree felony.INTOXICATION ASSAULTEmanuel Guadalupe Gonzales Flores, 22, was indicted on a charge of intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury, a third-degree felony.MANUFACTURE/DELIVERY OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCEAaron Phillips, 18, was indicted on a charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, a first-degree felony. Casey Hooper, 29, was indicted on a charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, a first-degree felony. POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCECasey Jo Smith, 28, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Jonathan Noel Gomez, 28, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Christopher Lamont Fowler, 44, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Emelio Contreras, 22, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Lance Jordan King, 27, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Darrick Wilborn, 47, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Vince Edward Wallace, 50, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than one gram, a state jail felony.Moses Coy, 47, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, a third-degree felony.Rodrigo Ortiz Jr., 34, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, one gram or more but less than four grams, a third-degree felony.Christopher Dean Simpson, 17, was indicted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, four grams or more but less than 200 grams, a second-degree felony.UNAUTHORIZED USE OF VEHICLERobert Ray Floyd, 32, was indicted on a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle, a state jail felony. 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Ameriprise Unveils Ultimate Advisor Partnership, With Capabilities and Support to Help Advisors Grow 2.5Xs…

first_img Pinterest Ameriprise Unveils Ultimate Advisor Partnership, With Capabilities and Support to Help Advisors Grow 2.5Xs Faster than Key Competitors Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Twitter MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) today introduced a new go-to-market strategy designed to help financial advisors accelerate growth in their businesses and deliver an excellent and highly-referable level of service to clients. The Ultimate Advisor Partnership TM brings together the capabilities and support the firm has developed as a leader in financial planning with a track record of exceptional customer satisfaction scores. Advisors who are already affiliated with the firm or who choose to join Ameriprise can take advantage of the Ultimate Advisor Partnership to promote efficiency, differentiate their practices and drive satisfaction through a digitally advanced and integrated client experience. In developing the Ultimate Advisor Partnership, Ameriprise zeroed in on seven drivers of growth and satisfaction that have proven to help Ameriprise advisors grow 2.5Xs faster on average than key competitors. 1Combined with the company’s culture of support and independence, the seven-point strategy enables advisors to scale their businesses, deepen client relationships and drive referrals for future growth. Integrated Technology – Ameriprise advisors are equipped with an integrated suite of technology designed around the way they and their clients live and work. The firm’s digital capabilities and innovative web and mobile sites are available to advisors and clients anywhere, anytime, on any device – with 99.9% reliability.Advice & Solutions – Ameriprise offers more financial planning tools, support and flexibility than any other firm in the industry. As part of its integrated advice capabilities, Ameriprise provides access to hundreds of thousands of investment products and a simplified managed accounts program available through a single Custom Advisory Relationship.Brand & Marketing – Ameriprise advisors are backed by a strong national brand that is supported by multi-million-dollar advertising campaigns. The firm also gives advisors access to turnkey local marketing programs, tools and experts to help them create awareness in their communities that’s unique to them.Service, Operations & Compliance – Ameriprise provides advisors with award-winning service and access to digitally-enabled tools that make processing business simple. The firm’s compliance oversight is smart, streamlined and integrated into existing tools and processes, which helps protect advisors and clients.Practice Management – The company gives advisors access to hundreds of field leaders and coaches across the country who connect them to the systems and tools that deliver on their individual business plans.Learning & Development – The firm’s in-person and online learning resources are designed to help advisors and their staff grow professionally, operate optimally and serve clients well.Transition Support – Advisors who transition to Ameriprise are in good hands—they’re supported by teams of experts who work one-to-one with advisors to help them create a customized plan to ensure a smooth transition. Ameriprise was recently ranked #1 in helping advisors ramp up once they’ve moved to the firm 2. “Ameriprise offers a premium support model that not only helps advisors grow faster than the competition, but also allows them to create operational efficiencies in their practices, ultimately giving them more time to focus on what matters most – spending more time with their clients,” said Bill Williams, Executive Vice President of the Ameriprise Independent Advisors channel. “We’ve invested hundreds of millions of dollars into a tried and true strategy that works exceptionally well and stands apart in the industry.” “Advisors across the industry are impressed by the leadership commitment, surround-sound support, integrated technology and flexibility we offer at Ameriprise,” said Pat O’Connell, Executive Vice President of the Ameriprise Advisor Group & Ameriprise Financial Institutions Group. “They see that their success is our success and we see it the same way – it truly is the ultimate partnership.” Ameriprise offers four ways for advisors to affiliate with the company Advisors can select one of four distinct business models for their practice, each with the same product platform, integrated technology, elite advisor programs and back office support. Whether advisors affiliate with Ameriprise through its independent, branch, credit union / bank or virtual models, the firm offers the strength and support to help them drive higher productivity, profitability and client satisfaction. To learn more visit About Ameriprise Financial At Ameriprise Financial, we have been helping people feel confident about their financial future for more than 125 years. With extensive advisory, asset management and insurance capabilities and a nationwide network of approximately 10,000 financial advisors, we have the strength and expertise to serve the full range of individual and institutional investors’ financial needs. For more information, or to find an Ameriprise financial advisor, visit 1 Company filings and S&P Cap IQ. 2019 data represents trailing 12-months through 9-30-19. Ameriprise 2012 Revenue Per Advisor includes 12b-1 fees. Regional / Independent represents median of LPL, Edward Jones and Raymond James PCG. Wirehouse represents median of Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Wealth Management. 2 Analysis completed by McLagan for full year 2018 results. Peer group: Advisor Group, Cambridge Investment, LPL, RJFS, WF-FINET. Not Federally Insured | No Financial Institution Guarantee | May Lose Value Securities offered by Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. Member FINRA and SIPC. Ameriprise Financial cannot guarantee future financial results. Ameriprise Financial and the financial institution are not affiliated Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC, a registered investment adviser. Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. © 2021 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved. View source version on CONTACT: Alison Mueller, Media Relations 612.678.7183 [email protected] KEYWORD: MINNESOTA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSULTING BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE SOURCE: Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 09:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 09:01 AM Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 TAGS  Facebook Previous articleRSL10 Smart Shot Camera from ON Semiconductor Enables Event Triggered Imaging with AINext articlePrevion™ and Spectrum Solutions™ Partner to Deliver First Provider-Ordered COVID-19 At-Home PCR Test Kit Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Local councillor calls for restriction on sale of alcohol

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Facebook A local councillor has said that a restriction on the sale of alcohol from off-licences and supermarkets should be considered, if clusters of Covid-19 are being traced back to house parties and gatherings.Councillor Michael Naughton is calling on the relevant agencies and bodies to come together to discuss how a temporary regulation can be implemented.He suggested reducing opening times and closing the off-licences earlier or to limit the amount of alcohol sold per person.Cllr Naughton added that hotels, restaurants and pubs should have remained open as he believes these businesses have adjusted to the Covid-19 guidelines and are highly regulated sectors in the country: WhatsApp Previous articleFinancial intervention needed for businesses in NI – McCrossanNext articleMairead McGuinness facing questions of suitability for Commissioner role News Highland Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – October 2, 2020 Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Local councillor calls for restriction on sale of alcohol News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th last_img read more

Occupational health research round-up: January 2019

first_imgOccupational health research round-up: January 2019By Sarah Silcox on 4 Jan 2019 in Police, Cancer, Research, Sickness absence management, Occupational Health, Wellbeing and health promotion, Personnel Today Peter Byrne/PA Archive/PA Images Growing issue of “leavism” within police forces“Leavism” is a recently coined term to describe attendance issues at work other than sickness absence or presenteeism. For example, using annual leave to take time off work due to physical or emotional ill health is one form of “leavism”. Initial studies suggest that, like presenteeism, this type of attendance behaviour is masking the true extent of sickness in many organisations as individuals seek to hide ill health out of a fear that it will affect their promotion prospects or even job security. This study of police officers in England and Wales finds that almost 60% of officers used annual leave or rest days to take time off work due to physical ill health and that a further 42% used this leave for mental ill health reasons. Half of respondents took work home because it could not be completed during normal working hours and 40% worked whilst on annual leave to catch up; percentages were higher for more senior police officers.Houdmont J et al. “Leavism in English and Welsh police forces: baseline reference values”, Occupational Medicine, published online 15 November 2018.Physical activity in an ageing workforceLevels of physical activity at work amongst older employees vary by gender and occupation but are similar during leisure time, according to this Finnish study of 878 workers. For example, women in manual occupations were more active than women in non-manual jobs during the working day, but had similar levels of activity during days off and after work. The differences observed in men were in the same direction but less pronounced than amongst women; men as a whole also had lower levels of daily average physical activity than women. The authors suggest that, as low physical activity is associated with an increased risk of early exit form employment, “physical activity should be promoted at workplaces, especially among men and people in non-manual occupations.”Pulakka A et al. “Daily physical activity patterns among ageing workers: the Finnish retirement and aging study (FIREA)”, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, published online 30 October 2018.Evaluating mindfulness and meditation at workGrowing numbers of organisations are exploring the use of mindfulness and meditation techniques at work as a way to improve wellbeing and performance. This systematic literature review finds “some encouraging signs” that these types of interventions may improve aspects of managers’ wellbeing and resilience, and their leadership capability. However, the results are very variable in quality and strength and the studies included in the review provide little insight into which particular mindfulness and meditation interventions are the most effective, nor in which workplace context.Donaldson-Feilder E et al. “What outcomes have mindfulness and meditation interventions for managers and leaders achieved? A systematic review”, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, published online 14 November 2018.Self-reporting of “wet work”Working in wet conditions, or “wet work”, is the most important risk factor for occupational hand eczema, but the extent to which workers are exposed is poorly recorded, leading to both an over- and under-estimation of wet working, in terms of both frequency and duration of exposure. This is one of the results of a Danish study involving 114 workers from 15 different “wet work” professions which finds that almost 30% overestimated and 24% underestimated the amount of wet work they carried out.Lund T et al. “Wet work exposure: comparison of observed and self-reported data”, International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, published online 16 November 2018.Fatigue key factor in rehabilitation of cancer survivorsA reduction in a cancer survivor’s level of physical fatigue is associated with an increase in their perception of work ability, according to this longitudinal study of 89 Dutch workers. Fatigue is a frequent and persistent symptom during and after cancer treatment and is known to hamper activities of daily living, but also work ability and rehabilitation. As a result, fatigue is an important predictor of return to work after cancer, and of perceptions of work ability in long-term cancer survivors. In this three time-point study, a five-point reduction in general fatigue was associated with a one-point improvement in work ability at all three points, prompting the authors to suggest a “potential occupational impact of targeting fatigue in cancer rehabilitation.”Wolvers M D J et al. “Longitudinal associations between fatigue and perceived work ability in cancer survivors”, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, published online o7 November 2018.Burnout associated with paranoid ideationBurnout at work is “substantially” associated with paranoid thoughts and beliefs, according to this study of Swiss school teachers. Burnout symptoms were assessed using the emotional exhaustion and depersonalisation subscales of the Maslach burnout inventory, depressive symptoms with PHQ-9 and paranoid ideation using the Green et al paranoid thought scales. Lower levels of burnout and depression were associated with lower levels of paranoid ideation, and vice versa; emotional exhaustion correlated as strongly with paranoid ideation as it did with depersonalisation.Bianchi R and Janin L. “Burnout, depression and paranoid ideation: a cluster-analytic study”, Occupational Medicine, published online 12 November 2018.Silicosis surveillanceSilicosis remains an important health problem in the UK, affecting workers of all ages across a wide range of sectors traditionally associated with exposure, according to this study of cases reported between 1996 and 2017. Using national surveillance data, it finds 216 reported cases, almost all of which were among men, and with a mean age of 61 years. However, the condition was also reported in young workers across all industry groups – around one in six cases affected workers under the age of 46 years.Barber C M et al. “Epidemiology of silicosis: reports from the SWORD scheme in the UK from 1996 to 2017”, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, published online 10 November 2018.Job satisfaction predicts depression one year onLow job satisfaction and psychological stress contributes to the development and persistence of depression, according to this study of Japanese civil servants. After adjusting for baseline depression levels, it finds that job satisfaction and work-related psychosocial stress were “significantly” related to depression at one-year follow-up. Those who reported job dissatisfaction at baseline were at greatest risk of developing persistent depression associated with low job control and high job demand.Takashi T et al. “The contributions made by job satisfaction and psychosocial stress to the development and persistence of depressive symptoms”, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, published online 01 November 2018. Previous Article Next Article One-fifth do not train line managers in health and safetyOne in five organisations do not train their managers in health and safety, despite the view that they are often… Two-thirds of outdoor workers say firms don’t offer skin cancer protection helpAlmost two-thirds of outdoor workers say their employer does not do enough to help protect them against non-melanoma skin cancer… No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Related posts:last_img read more

Utah Football Visits Tucson For Arizona’s Senior Day Saturday

first_img Written by Brad James November 19, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Football Visits Tucson For Arizona’s Senior Day Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTUCSON, Ariz.-Saturday evening, No. 7/8 Utah football (9-1, 6-1 in Pac-12 play) visits Arizona Stadium in mid-town Tucson, Ariz. to face the Arizona Wildcats (4-6, 2-5 in Pac-12) for Senior Day.The Utes’ current ranking is their highest since being ranked No. 3 October 18, 2015.The No. 7 ranking the Utes bear is their College Football Playoff ranking. This represents Utah’s highest College Football Playoff ranking in program history.After dismantling UCLA 49-3 November 16, the Utes improved to 40-40 all-time against fellow Pac-12 schools. This dates back to 2011 when Utah and Colorado joined the conference, which was previously known as the Pac-10.The Utes are also 248-254-12 (.494) on the road all-time and are 3-1 on the road this season, defeating Washington, Oregon State and BYU in 2019.Head coach Kyle Whittingham continues to excel in his 16th year with the Utes as he currently has a record of 129-62 (.675).Utah’s current six-game winning streak is its longest since winning eight straight games, spanning the 2015 and 2016 seasons.The Utes score 34.7 points per game, ranking them 29th nationally in scoring offense.Senior signal-caller Tyler Huntley continues to impress in various categories. The native of Dania, Fla. has a quarterback rating of 182.46 and passing efficiency of 190.10 (5th nationally). He completes 74.2 percent of his passes (155-209) which ranks him 2nd nationally, for 2,062 yards, 11 touchdowns and one interception. Huntley has also run for four scores on the season.Senior tailback Zack Moss (137 car, 828 yards, 11 TD’s) averages 6.2 yards per carry, which ranks him 21st nationally.Sophomore receiver Bryan Thompson (17 rec, 452 yards, 3 TD’s) and sophomore tight end Brant Kuithe (22 rec, 406 yards, 4 TD’s) have each been solid targets for Huntley in an efficient passing game.Freshman kicker Jadon Redding has made 8 of his 11 field goal attempts and all 43 of his PAT attempts on the season.The Utes’ defense remains one of the better units in college football as they surrender only 11.3 points per game (4th nationally).Utah’s defense against the run leads the nation, surrendering only 55.4 yards per game and 2.3 yards per carry, which also leads the way nationally.Senior defensive end Bradlee Anae leads the squad with 10 sacks, which also ties him for fifth nationally with Wisconsin’s Chris Orr.Senior defensive back Julian Blackmon leads the squad with four interceptions, while he and senior defensive tackle John Penisini lead the Utes with two forced fumbles apiece.The Wildcats come into Saturday’s game having suffered a 34-6 defeat at the hands of Oregon November 16 at Eugene, Ore.Arizona scores 30.2 points per game, ranking them 62nd nationally in scoring offense.In his second season at Arizona, head coach Kevin Sumlin (9-13, .409 as the Wildcats’ coach) continues to struggle in the Sonoran Desert.Should senior signal-caller Khalil Tate be called upon for senior day, he would give the Utes an elusive quarterback to game plan for.Tate completes 60.8 percent of his passes (132-217) on the season for 12 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.Freshman quarterback Grant Gunnell has also assumed the reins many times this season for the Wildcats. He is completing 66.9 percent of his passes (93-139) for 1,143 yards, 9 touchdowns and an interception.Redshirt junior tailback J.J. Taylor (124 car, 640 yards, 5 TD’s, 5.2 yards per carry) and fellow junior running mate Gary Brightwell (60 car, 363 yards, 5 TD’s, 6.1 yards per carry) have both been highly productive for Arizona.When called upon, redshirt sophomore tailback Nathan Tilford has also excelled (31 car, 222 yards, 4 TD’s, a team-best 7.2 yards per carry) for the Wildcats.Redshirt freshman receiver Jamarye Joiner (26 rec, 391 yards, 3 TD’s), junior wide-out Brian Casteel (38 rec, 376 yards, 3 TD’s) and redshirt sophomore Stanley Berryhill III (18 rec, 281 yards, 3 TD’s) all lead the squad in receiving scores.Junior kicker Lucas Havrisik has made 8 of his 13 field goal attempts on the season as well as 34 of his 36 PAT attempts.Defensively, Arizona gives up 37 points per game, ranking the Wildcats 124th nationally.Redshirt sophomore STUD Jalen Harris leads the Wildcats in sacks (3.5). Redshirt senior cornerback Jace Whittaker and redshirt junior cornerback Lorenzo Burns have three interceptions apiece to pace Arizona in that category.Sophomore safety Christian Young leads the Wildcats with two forced fumbles.Before the Utes and Wildcats became conference brethren, the two schools would traditionally meet on the gridiron in non-conference games.Former Utah head coach Ron McBride was a long-time assistant of Arizona head coach Dick Tomey which caused the Utes and Wildcats to meet often. Geographical proximity also played a role in these contests.The Utes lead the all-time series against the Wildcats 23-19-2 while the series is 10-10-2 all-time at Tucson, Ariz. Tags: Arizona football/Utah Footballlast_img read more

STX Completes Fore Part of Russia’s Second Mistral-Class

first_img LHD SEVASTOPOL UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT STX FRANCEThe fore part of the second Mistral-class ship under construction for the Russian Navy, LHD Sevastopol (N33), has been completed by the addition of a 440 t block at France-based shipyard STX.This operation will be followed by the erection of radar masts at the beginning of 2014 and by addition of the aft part of the ship, due for arrival from Saint Petersburg, Russia at the beginning of summer 2014.The construction of the ship, initiated in June 2013, in France, Saint-Nazaire, is being shared between the countries with France building about 60 percent and Russia 40.After final assembly of the main structures in France the ship is scheduled to return to St. Petersburg for the outfitting of additional Russian-specific weapons and subsystems.The two countries inked the EUR 1.2-bln contract for two Mistrals in June 2011. The first ship is planned to join the Russian Navy in 2014, and the second one in 2015.Displacement of Mistral-class assault landing ships is 21,000 tons. They each have a length overall of 210 meters and can reach a speed over 18 knots. Their respective operating range is up to 20,000 miles and they will be able to accommodate a crew of 160 men plus 450 marines.Their air wings comprise 16 helicopters each including six placed on the flight deck. The Mistrals are going to be armed with eight Ka-52K and eight Ka-29 helicopters.Russia plans to base its French-made Mistral-class amphibious assault ships in the Far East ports of Vladivostok and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky when they enter service.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 20, 2013; Image: STX France Industry news Back to overview,Home naval-today STX Completes Fore Part of Russia’s Second Mistral-Class December 20, 2013center_img STX Completes Fore Part of Russia’s Second Mistral-Class Share this articlelast_img read more