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Met goes on the road to improve health awareness

first_imgTheMetropolitan Police has launched a new health and safety drive to raiseawareness of personal well-being among its officers.Thedrive, organised by the Met’s HR team, focuses on four key areas: healthyeating, mental health, healthy living and stress awareness.Themobile health promotion will tour London and be available to all officers andstaff over the next nine weeks.Twovehicles will provide staff with information on good health and dispenseliterature on healthy living. There will also be a Keito K6 machine which canprint out an analysis of an individuals weight, height, body mass index and fatlevels.Trainedoccupational health practitioners will advise staff on the results of the K6assessment and carry out haemoglobin and cholesterol tests.TheHSE has also been involved in developing the scheme, which will focus on alocal approach to managing the well being of staff.SirJohn Stevens, the Met’s commissioner, said: “The health and safety of ourpeople is of fundamental importance and it is vital that we invest properly inour most valuable resource. We all benefit from a workforce that is fit,enthusiastic, competent and committed.” Met goes on the road to improve health awarenessOn 20 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Utah Baseball’s Oliver Dunn Named Collegiate Baseball Third-Team All-American

first_img Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY-Thursday, Utah baseball junior infielder Oliver Dunn was named as a third-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball.Dunn is the fourth Utes baseball player in history to be named an All-American by the Tucson, Ariz.-based organization.Dunn hit .366, netted 71 total hits and 45 runs and posted 28 RBI for the Utes.Dunn’s doubles (22), triples (4), total bases (110) and walks led the Utes in each category.Dunn started all 49 games for Utah this season and has started 117 consecutive games dating back to 2017.Dunn has started 153 of the 155 total games he’s played in during his career, showcasing his tremendous durability.Earlier this week, Dunn was named to the all-Pac-12 team. Written by Tags: All-American/Collegiate Baseball/Oliver Dunn/Pac-12/Utah Baseball May 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball’s Oliver Dunn Named Collegiate Baseball Third-Team All-Americanlast_img read more

UHSAA BOT votes unanimously to start fall sports on time

first_imgJuly 9, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local UHSAA BOT votes unanimously to start fall sports on time FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailIn a meeting Thursday, the Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Board-of-Trustees moved to continue statewide plans to begin the Fall season of education-based activities in Utah as scheduled, in accordance with plans to return to in-person or blended learning at high schools across the state.The Association’s governing board also affirmed a stance of allowing schools and local school districts, in conjunction with local government leaders and health department officials, to determine whether participation in high school activities is allowable and advisable under statewide and local guidelines.The Board-of-Trustees will meet in late July to continue dialogue regarding statewide health recommendations and best practices. Written bycenter_img Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Williams completes Transco gas pipeline expansion

first_imgFollowing the expansion of the Transco pipeline system by Williams, its system-design capacity is increased to 17.2 million dekatherms per day Image: Williams has completed the Rivervale South to Market project. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire. Williams has completed the Rivervale South to Market project to help serve the growing demand for natural gas in Northeastern US.An expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline,  the project provides 190,000 dekatherms of firm natural gas service, which is enough to meet the daily requirements of nearly 1 million homes.The project included uprating 10.3 miles (16.5km) of the existing Transco pipeline, adding less than a mile of new pipeline looping, and upgrading or modifying existing facilities.A 140,000 dekatherms per day portion of the Rivervale South to Market project was commissioned in July, while the remaining part of it was placed into service on 1 September.Williams president and CEO Alan Armstrong said: “The demand for clean, reliable natural gas is at an all-time high, particularly in the northeastern markets where it has had a direct impact on significantly improving regional air quality.“The Rivervale South to Market project will continue this progress in a manner that minimizes environmental impacts by enhancing and expanding our existing Transco pipeline infrastructure.”The expansion extends the reach of the Williams pipeline networkThe project is an expansion of the existing Transco natural gas pipeline system that extends from South Texas to New York City and reaches US markets in 12 Southeastern and Atlantic Seaboard states, including major metropolitan areas in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.The construction of the Rivervale South to Market project began in early 2019. The Transco pipeline’s system-design capacity has been increased to 17.2 million dekatherms per day following the expansion.In July this year, Williams acquired the 16-inch Norphlet deepwater gathering pipeline system constructed by Shell, operator, and CNOOC and made it operational.The pipeline extends 54 miles (in km please) from the Shell-operated Appomattox platform in 7,400ft of water to the Transco Main Pass 261A junction platform, located approximately 60 miles (in km please)  south of Mobile, Alabama. The first gas deliveries took place on June 22, 2019 (pls follow the date format as 22 June 2019).The acquisition of the deepwater gulf gathering pipeline system extends the reach of the Williams pipeline network by connecting the existing Transco offshore pipeline lateral to the prolific Jurassic play developed by Shell and CNOOC in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.last_img read more

The Netherlands Hands over Command of NATO Naval Unit

first_img Share this article View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: Unit June 23, 2011 View post tag: Command In Aksaz on Friday 17 June, Commodore Michiel Hijmans handed over command of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 to his Turkish counterpart, Commodore Sinan Tosun. Commodore Hijmans and his staff have led this NATO flotilla for the past year.The multinational flotilla SNMG2 forms the maritime component of the NATO Response Force. This unit, which is on standby at all times, allows the Alliance to respond quickly and flexibly to security situations. The mainly Dutch staff has spent almost a year at sea, supported by 3 Dutch flagships.Ocean ShieldFor the last six-and-a-half months, the commodore and his staff have led NATO’s Ocean Shield counterpiracy mission. In that period, the multinational flotilla consisting of American, Danish, Turkish and Dutch ships, has been very successful in its efforts to counter piracy. Hijmans handed over command of this operation earlier this week.Results“In the past period we have rescued more than 100 hostages and apprehended around 170 pirates, several of whom have been handed over for prosecution. We disabled more than 30 pirate ships and seized hundreds of weapons”, said Hijmans during the change of command. “At this moment there are still 17 ships carrying around 400 innocent crew members being held hostage under very difficult conditions. We must do everything in our power to prevent any more ships from being hijacked.” During the ceremony, the staff of SNMG2 received the NATO medal for participation in Active Endeavour. The flotilla took part in this operation in the autumn of 2010.[mappress]Source: defensie, June 23, 2011; Back to overview,Home naval-today The Netherlands Hands over Command of NATO Naval Unit View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Hands View post tag: Netherlands View post tag: over View post tag: NATO View post tag: the The Netherlands Hands over Command of NATO Naval Unit View post tag: Navallast_img read more

CHANNEL 44 NEWS: ATV Helmet Bill Moves Forward in Indiana

first_imgATV Helmet Bill Moves Forward in IndianaWhen 11-year-old Kate Bruggenschmidt of Warrick County died from an ATV accident, a new bill was born in Indiana. House Bill 1200 is getting closer to becoming a law. The Senate has added an amendment, addressing who will be penalized for…When 11-year-old Kate Bruggenschmidt of Warrick County died from an ATV accident, a new bill was born in Indiana. House Bill 1200 is getting closer to becoming a law. The Senate has added an amendment, addressing who will be penalized for…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

City of South Bend reminds property owners to clear walkways of snow, ice

first_img Twitter City of South Bend reminds property owners to clear walkways of snow, ice Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – January 15, 2021 0 444 Google+ IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Facebook Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp TAGSADAAmericans with Disabilities ActICEIndianaparking lotparking spacesidewalkssnowsnowfallSouth Bendwalkways Facebook Google+ Pinterest If you’re a business owner, make sure your sidewalks and disabled parking spaces are clear of snow and ice.That’s the message from the City of South Bend, which says walkways and parking spaces must remain clear and accessible during snow and ice conditions for offices, commercial buildings, retail places, professional service centers and any other public building.By local ordinance, property owners must clear sidewalks within 24 hours of snowfall.The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) also specifies that any public place must be accessible to disabled persons. Previous articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana releases food distribution schedule, Jan. 20-22Next articleSouth Bend to launch new utility billing service Tuesday Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

Heart Announces 39-Date 2019 Headlining Tour

first_imgToday, Heart has announced a 39-date headlining tour 2019 tour, dubbed the Love Alive Tour after their 1977 song of the same name. Heart, led by sisters Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson, will be joined at each of the nationwide tour stops by a rotating cast of powerful female supporting acts including Sheryl Crow, Lucie Silvas, Elle King, Joan Jett, Brandi Carlile, and more. The Love Alive Tour will mark Heart’s first tour in three years.The lengthy North American swing will begin on July 9th in St. Louis, MO and continue throughout July, August, and the beginning of September before wrapping up on September 9th with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl.In a promotional video shared to Heart’s social media channels, the Wilson sisters talk about what’s to come on the upcoming tour. As Nancy notes, “We’re not going to be scrimping on making this show really exciting.” Check out the clip below:Heart Love Alive Tour Promo VideoFanclub presale tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. local time on Tuesday, February 12th. A Citi Card presale will begin at 10 a.m. local on Wednesday, February 13th, followed by a Valentines Day presale on Thursday, February 14th (using password “LOVEALIVE”). Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 15th at 10 a.m. local.You can check out the poster below for a list of dates. For more information, head to Heart’s website.last_img read more

Hempstead Man Shot Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 23-year-old man was shot and killed in his hometown of Hempstead over the Fourth of July weekend, Nassau County police said.Hempstead Police Officers responded to Laurel Street for a report of a man lying on the sidewalk and upon arrival, they found LaDaniel McCloud suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at 5:41 a.m. Saturday, police said.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this case to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img

It’s time for real action in America to stop the killing

first_imgAfter the Las Vegas slaughter, President Trump wanted to talk about mental illness — though there is no evidence the killer was mentally ill — but wasn’t willing to talk about changes in gun laws.However, he did promise, “We’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes by.”Enough time has gone by, Mr. President.Another 17 are dead, teenagers who will not come home to their parents and siblings, teachers who will never stand before another class of eager students.It’s time we forget the slogans that diminish the role that guns play in these tragedies and figure out how to keep weapons meant for use on the battlefield out of our schools and churches and off our streets.Linda Chavez, a nationally syndicated columnist, is chair of the Center for Equal Opportunity and a senior fellow at the Niskanen Center. More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? But without an AR-15 at his disposal, a deranged young man would most likely not be able to wreak the kind of carnage we saw here.The Second Amendment was not meant to put such lethal weapons in the hands of individuals intent on killing their fellow citizens — and it’s time we quit pretending otherwise.I own guns.As someone who has often lived in remote places, far away from police in an emergency, I appreciate the right to be able to protect myself.But I am also willing to accept that my right does not extend to amassing an arsenal or purchasing weapons more appropriate for military use than self-protection or sport.Most Americans, I suspect, agree with me, even those who own guns.So why do politicians refuse to consider even sensible restrictions that might keep guns, especially the most lethal ones, out of the hands of would-be mass murderers? In October, a madman killed 58 people at an outdoor country music concert in Las Vegas, the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.The perpetrator had a virtual arsenal at his disposal, which he had amassed over time, with no authority scrutinizing why he was buying so many guns and so much ammunition.To do so, Second Amendment purists contend, would be to violate his rights, as if the Founding Fathers thought every citizen in a well-regulated militia should have a right to equip himself with more lethal firepower than the British expended at the battles of Lexington and Concord, where only 49 colonists died.In November, another deranged individual walked into a small church in rural Texas and killed 26 parishioners.Indeed, churches have, in recent years, been a favorite target of mass shooters, including Dylann Roof, who was convicted of murdering nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015.Schools, too, have been the frequent scene of horrendous killings.Perhaps the most horrific was Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where the victims were 20 6- and 7-year-olds and six teachers. But other school killings come to mind: Columbine High School in suburban Denver, where 13 innocent people died, as well as Virginia Tech, where a student killed 32 people.The death count goes on and on — and has been mounting at an alarming rate recently.Three of the 10 most lethal killings in modern U.S. history have occurred in the past five months. How many more people have to die before Congress acts?Donald Trump was once a champion of sensible controls on guns.In 2000, he wrote in his book “The America We Deserve,” “I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.”In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, Trump tweeted, “President Obama spoke for me and every American” when he called for stronger gun laws in response.But he changed his position when he sought the GOP nomination for president, largely because the National Rifle Association and its members might have derailed his chances. Categories: Editorial, OpinionGuns don’t kill people; people do.We’ve heard it time and again, usually after some horrific shooting like the one that occurred in a Florida high school on Wednesday, which left 17 people who had been about to leave school on Valentine’s Day dead.Of course, a person pulled the trigger, allegedly a 19-year-old who had been expelled from the school.last_img read more