War on terrorism

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. The UK’s war on terrorism and its increasing role in overseas conflicts ishelping the British Army to recruit. The Army’s head of manning said increased action, such as in Afghanistan(left), more media coverage and the changing role of soldiers is improvingrecruitment and retention. Brigadier Andrew Craig told Personnel Today around 1,000 recruits joined thearmy this year – 300 more than last year – while staff turnover levels areamong the best ever at 6 per cent. He said: “More action definitely helps, it works both ways but I see itas a plus. Some people are turned off by it but that’s more than outweighed bythe youngsters who see this as exciting and worthwhile.” Comments are closed. War on terrorismOn 6 Aug 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Good health not sole responsibility of OH

first_imgEnsuring good health is not just the responsibility of occupational health,but should be everyone’s concern, and body mapping is an effective way ofinvolving people in this process, was the message from Cynthia Atwell todelegates. Atwell said body mapping is an effective way of gathering information abouthealth problems, such as illness, aches and pains and injuries. It does notrequire sophisticated materials, she explained, but is a practical andstraightforward approach to improving knowledge. She described how the process was first developed and used by Canadian tradeunions, and explained that the TUC has been given funding by the Health andSafety Executive to develop the practice in this country. “It iseveryone’s responsibility to help secure health and we have got to get morepeople involved,” she said. www.hse.gov.uk Good health not sole responsibility of OHOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Breaking News: Judge Blocks Indiana Abortion Law

first_imgA federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction blocking Indiana’s restrictive new abortion law from taking effect Friday.Judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued a 31-page order in favor of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, which sought to block House Enrolled Act 1337.The law signed by Gov. Mike Pence this year would have prohibited abortions because of genetic abnormality, race, sex or ancestry, and would mandate disposal of an aborted fetus only through burial or cremation. Before its passage, opponents warned the bill raised an unconstitutional burden to the right to abortion and that its enactment would be met with a federal lawsuit.Pratt wrote Planned Parenthood “has clearly demonstrated that the anti-discrimination provisions and the information dissemination provision should be enjoined pending resolution of this litigation. It is likely to succeed on the merits of its challenges to these provisions as the anti-discrimination provisions directly contravene well-established law that precludes a state from prohibiting a woman from electing to have an abortion prior to fetal viability. Similarly, the information dissemination provision is likely unconstitutional as it requires abortion providers to convey false information regarding the anti-discrimination provisions to their patients. PPINK faces irreparable harm of a significantly greater magnitude if these provisions are not enjoined than that faced by the State.“Second, PPINK has persuasively shown that the fetal tissue disposition provisions do not further a legitimate state interest and thus are likely unconstitutional. This, when combined with the fact that the balance of harms weighs slightly in PPINK’s favor, leads to the conclusion that PPINK is also entitled to an injunction with respect to these provisions.”This story will be updated.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Shore Medical Center Marketing Director Brian Cahill to be Honored by Somers Point Education…

first_imgBrian Cahill, director of marketing at Shore Medical Center, is the Somers Point Education Foundation’s Healthcare Honoree for 2018. Cahill will be recognized at its 24th annual Dinner Dance Gala on Feb. 24 at Greate Bay Country Club. Shore Medical Center’s clinical heroes are numerous, from its talented team of physicians and compassionate nurses, to its allied health professionals and techs, all working together to provide expert healthcare to the community. But on the administrative side, there are also standout staff working hard behind the scenes to ensure it can continue to provide that expert care to the community. One of those individuals is Brian Cahill, director of marketing and public relations, who is being honored as the Healthcare Honoree at the Somers Point Education Foundation’s annual gala on Feb. 24 at Greate Bay Country Club.As a nonprofit community hospital and the largest employer in the city, Shore leads numerous external projects that improve the health and wellbeing of Somers Point residents and those in its surrounding communities. Cahill, who came to Shore in 2014 after spending 16 years in the A.C. casino industry, is often heavily involved with those efforts.Cahill has helped many projects come to fruition that benefit both Shore and the City of Somers Point, including Shore Medical Center’s weekly farmers market, craft fair and patriotic tribute hosted in the summer of 2017 in partnership with Somers Point Community First. He represents Shore at the Somers Point Police Department’s Trunk or Treat and National Night Out, and at many other community events.“Brian is among the first to step up whenever there is a community project,” says David Hughes, Shore’s chief financial and development officer. “I can always count on Brian to do what is needed, including getting his hands dirty, as we saw when he led efforts to clean up the grounds at the Somers Point Senior Center and weeded the welcome area in Somers Point as you enter the city from Ocean City’s 9th street bridge. He brings tremendous creativity, enthusiasm and optimism to everything he does, and we’re lucky to have him on board.”A resident of Washington Township, Cahill and his wife of 22 years, Jennifer, are the proud parents of three boys, Jack, Andy and Brad. In addition to his role at Shore Medical Center, Brian is also an adjunct professor at Stockton University’s School of Business. In his free time he enjoys coaching his kids, spending time with his basset hound, Felix, and obsessing over the Seattle Mariners.Cahill will be recognized among other honorees at the Somers Point Foundation for Education’s 24th annual Dinner Dance Gala, which raises funds to support new educational programs and enhance existing programs. For more information about the gala, please contact the Somers Point Community & Education office at (609) 927-2053, ext. 3102 or e-mail [email protected] Shore Medical CenterAt Shore Medical Center, located in Somers Point, NJ, kindness complements an extraordinary level of clinical sophistication. People are the foundation of this modern medical center where advanced technology harmonizes with compassionate care. Shore Medical Center attracts the area’s best physicians, nurses and clinicians, and is the first and only hospital in New Jersey and one of 86 healthcare organizations worldwide to earn Designation as a Planetree Patient-Centered Care Hospital®. Recognized for its dedication to patient safety, Shore has received seven consecutive “A” grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Hospital Safety Score since Fall 2014. Shore Medical Center is home to six Centers of Excellence for Cancer, Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Spine and Orthopedic, Emergency and Maternity and Pediatric care. Shore’s affiliations include Penn Medicine, Onsite Neonatal Partners, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Mayo Medical Laboratories, and Advanced Radiology Solutions. In addition, Shore is a member of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network and has physicians on staff from the Rothman Institute. In 2011, Shore opened its Pediatric Care Center, the first of its kind in New Jersey, and its state-of-the-art Surgical Pavilion and Campus Expansion. The Shore Medical Center Planned Giving & Development team, which includes the Auxiliary, creates and implements dynamic philanthropic programs that support the mission of Shore Medical Center (www.GivetoShore.org). For more information about Shore Medical Center, visit www.ShoreMedicalCenter.org.last_img read more

Granger man, 50, sentenced for producing child pornography

first_img (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Jail) A man from Granger has been sentenced for producing child pornography.According to court documents, Jonathan Kassay, 50, made children perform sex acts so he could produce child pornography.He has been sentenced to 360 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release — a total of 35 years. He’s also been ordered to pay $12,219.04 in restitution.95.3 MNC received the following information from U.S. District Court in South Bend:Jonathan Kassay, 50, of Granger, Indiana was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty upon his plea of guilty to production of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.Mr. Kassay was sentenced to 360 months in prison, 5 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $12, 219.04 in restitution.United States Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II said, “Protecting children from child predators is one of our top priorities.  Children are nearly defenseless to save themselves from abuse.  Our investigative partners are some of the best in the world at working these cases, and today’s sentence should serve as a reminder that my Office will work diligently and aggressively to put child predators behind bars.”According to documents filed in this case, in 2017 Mr. Kassay used minors to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography. “This case is a reminder that child pornography is a serious crime – one that can cause sometimes irreparable harm to children. While this sentence can’t undo that damage, it does ensure the defendant will never be able to hurt anyone else,” said FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan. “It also sends a strong message that there is no place in our communities for those who prey on vulnerable children. The FBI and our law enforcement partners will continue to aggressively target those who exploit children.”This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Maciejczyk. Facebook Facebook Pinterest Granger man, 50, sentenced for producing child pornography WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Google+ Twitter By Jon Zimney – October 9, 2020 4 573 Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleSouth Bend motorcyclist, 37, seriously injured in crash At LaSalle & Niles AvenuesNext articleTwo people taken to hospital after crash in Cass County Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Changing bloom color

first_imgOften purchased as a gift plant, bigleaf hydrangea can be transplanted in landscapes and enjoyed year after year.Bigleaf hydrangea prefers morning sun, afternoon shade and moist, well-drained soil. It will grow in locations with afternoon sun, but will probably wilt and need more supplemental watering. They don’t like full sunDo not expect the plant to take full sun. The large leaves of hydrangea result in more water loss in the heat of summer. So, hydrangeas perform best when given a break from the sun. Bigleaf hydrangea can be easily grown in containers and make an excellent patio plant. An advantage of growing the plant in a container is that it can be moved indoors on a cold night.Also called French, Japanese or snowball hydrangea, the plant is known for its flower colors that can be changed from pink to blue or from blue to pink by adjusting the soil pH. The color variation is due to the presence or absence of aluminum compounds in the flowers. If aluminum is present within the plant, the flower color will be blue. If it is present in small quantities, the color will be in between, or violet, and if it is absent, the flowers will be pink.Aluminum affects bloom colorSoil pH indirectly affects flower color by affecting the availability of aluminum in the soil. When the soil is acidic, pH 5.5 or lower, aluminum is generally more available to the roots. When the soil is neutral or alkaline, pH 7.0 or higher, aluminum levels are decreased. To gradually change flower color from pink to blue, broadcast one-half cup of wettable sulfur per 10 square feet and water it into the soil. To make the flowers pink, broadcast 1 cup of dolomitic lime per 10 square feet and water it into the soil. Granular products can be applied anytime throughout the year. However, it takes patience to change hydrangea flower colors, as it can take a year to see a noticeable change.A quicker way to change flower color is through liquid soil drenches applied in March, April and May. To make the flowers turn blue, dissolve 1 tablespoon of aluminum sulfate in 1 gallon of water. To make the flowers turn pink, dissolve 1 tablespoon of hydrated lime in 1 gallon of water. Drench the soil around the plant with the solution. Avoid getting the solution on the leaves.It is not hard to change hydrangea flower color; simply decide which method best suits you. With the right care and materials, you can have hydrangeas of your color choice.last_img read more

Lithuania planning 700MW offshore wind project, will meet 25% of nation’s electric needs

first_imgLithuania planning 700MW offshore wind project, will meet 25% of nation’s electric needs FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享OffshoreWind.biz:Lithuania’s Ministry of Energy has submitted a draft government resolution to stakeholders for coordination on locations in the Baltic Sea suitable for offshore wind farms.The draft Government Resolution proposes the construction of a wind farm with a capacity of up to 700 MW. A wind farm of this capacity in the Baltic Sea would produce approximately 2.5-3 TWh of electricity per year, which is 25 percent of the country’s current electricity demand, the ministry said.The resolution also provides the exact area in the Baltic Sea where the development of wind turbines would be the most efficient. The territory planned in the Baltic Sea covers an area of 137.5 km2, with a distance from shore of approximately 29 kilometres, an average water depth of 35 metres, and an average wind speed of approximately 9 m/s.Lithuania plans to announce the first auctions for offshore wind in 2023. The power plants should be built and start generating electricity by 2030.[Adnan Durakovic]More: Lithuania opens with 700 MW offshore wind pitchlast_img read more

Outdoor Updates: Tokyo considers starting Olympic races at 3 a.m. to avoid climate-change-related heat waves

first_imgAfter years of improvement, air quality in the U.S. is declining Tokyo considers starting Olympic races at 3 a.m. to avoid climate-change-related heat waves An analysis of 163 studies that included more than 23,000 people with dementia found that spending time outdoors was more effective than drugs in counteracting aggression and agitation in dementia patients. Researchers found that outdoor activities, including gardening, were more effective than anti-psychotic medication in controlling aggressive behavior and are suggesting that policymakers prioritize non-drug treatments of aggressive and agitated dementia patients.  An analysis of studies finds that access to the outdoors is more effective than drugs in treating dementia Research suggests that an uptick in driving and natural gas use have contributed to the increase in pollution, even as coal use declines. Wildfires in the West have also contributed to the growing number. Researchers also suggested that relaxed enforcement of the Clean Air Act might have also contributed to the rise in pollution. The analysis shows that the increase in air pollution between 2016 and 2018 was associated with nearly 10,000 additional premature deaths. center_img Finding it harder to breathe while out for a hike or a bike ride? The feeling isn’t just in your head. A new study shows that damaging air pollution, which had been declining for decades, began increasing across the U.S. in 2016. The data found that fine particulate pollution increased 5.5 percent across the country between 2016 and 2018, after decreasing nearly 25 percent between 2009 and 2015. Nick Muller, a professor at Carnegie Melon and one of the co-authors of the study, calls the change “a real about-face.” Tokyo, host of the upcoming 2020 summer Olympic games, is considering starting the marathon and race walking events as early as 3 a.m., reports Kyodo, a Japanese news agency. The middle of the night start time is being considered after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to move the races to Sapporo over concerns about heat. Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike said last week that she believes the races should be held in the city. “We have made many preparations and there’s no change in my thinking that [the races] should be held in Tokyo,” she said.  Worldwide, there are more than 50 million people living with dementia. Seventy-five percent of dementia patients suffer from aggressive behavior, agitation and anxiety.last_img read more

Active shooter response planning

first_imgAs events last year in Paris, San Bernardino, and elsewhere have shown us, we can no longer bind ourselves to the idea, “It can’t happen here.” Nothing in our nature as not-for-profit financial cooperatives makes us immune to acts of terrorism or active shooter incidents. We must examine the risks, create response plans, and ensure staff members are trained and prepared to carry out these plans.This article is intended to provide suggestions and note resources your credit union can use in developing your response plans. It is divided into four sections: offsite (non-branch) considerations, onsite considerations, scenario planning, and finally a list of additional resources.OffsiteThere are many situations in which a group of credit union employees or employees and members may be gathered away from a credit union office/branch:credit union annual meeting,employee training or recognition events,participation in a local parade or other event (e.g., cancer walk) ora “booth” set up at a community event. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Trio pleads guilty to multi-state ATM theft spree

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Three Massachusetts men pleaded guilty last week to orchestrating a sophisticated multistate ATM robbery spree, netting them $500,000, including more than $170,000 stolen from a credit union ATM.David Barker, 39, Efrain Montero, 41, and Jonathan Santos, 35, of Lawrence, pleaded guilty to indictments charging them with the burglary and attempted burglary of thirteen ATMs and commercial businesses, according to the Essex District Attorney’s Office.Assistant District Attorney Philip Mallard said the men scouted for ATM locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.The men travelled in a stolen van to targeted ATMs and used tools access them. Wearing masks and dark clothing, two of the three men neutralized the alarm and security system, while the third man looked out for police. After cutting wires to the ATMs security system, they waited and listened on a scanner to be sure that police had not been alerted.last_img read more

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