Prescott sets safety targets

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. HR teamsmust drive through safety improvements on construction sites after the DeputyPrime Minister demanded a 40 per cent reduction in injuries by 2005. At theConstruction Safety Summit last week, John Prescott called on the industry todevelop plans that would prevent most of the 3,000 serious injuries that occurevery year by 2010.  Governmentfigures show that between April 1999 and March 2000, 85 people were killed onconstruction sites compared to 68 the previous year, and construction workersare six times more likely to have an accident than the average UK employee. Don Ward,chief executive of the Construction Industry Board,  said, “HR is fundamental to directly improving the welfare ofconstruction companies’ workers. All HR managers should be scrutinising theircompany’s safety performance as decent conditions are needed to improverecruitment and retention rates.”Prescottalso wants to cut days lost due to injury and work-related ill-health by 20 percent over the next four years, and by 50 per cent by the end of the decade.He said,“It is totally unacceptable that, for much of last year, two constructionworkers were killed each week and that in the space of one awful nine-day periodfive people died. “This is adangerous industry, but it is more dangerous than it needs to be.”http://www.detr.gov.uk/By Paul Nelson Comments are closed. Prescott sets safety targetsOn 6 Mar 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 4/28/21

first_img Written by Beau Lund April 29, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 4/28/21center_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Wednesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEBoston 1, NY Mets 0Washington 8, Toronto 2Kansas City 9, Pittsburgh 6AMERICAN LEAGUEMinnesota 10, Cleveland 2NY Yankees 7, Baltimore 0Tampa Bay 2, Oakland 0LA Angels 4, Texas 3Houston 7, Seattle 5Detroit at Chi White Sox (Postponed)NATIONAL LEAGUEMiami 6, Milwaukee 2LA Dodgers 8, Cincinnati 0Atlanta 10, Chi Cubs 0Philadelphia 5, St. Louis 3San Diego 12, Arizona 3San Francisco 7, Colorado 3NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOrlando 109, Cleveland 104Philadelphia 127, Atlanta 83New York 113, Chicago 94Boston 120, Charlotte 111Washington 116, LA Lakers 107Miami 116, San Antonio 111Denver 114, New Orleans 112Portland 130, Memphis 109Phoenix 109, LA Clippers 101Utah 154, Sacramento 105NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEOttawa 6, Vancouver 3St. Louis 4, Minnesota 3Toronto 4, Montreal 1Edmonton 3, Winnipeg 1Vegas 5, Colorado 2Anaheim 3, Los Angeles 2San Jose 4, Arizona 2 (In progress)Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Smiths Medical Receives Contract from US Navy

first_img View post tag: Smiths View post tag: Defence The United States Navy awarded Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, with a contract to expand the inventory of its Level 1 H-1200 Fast Flow Fluid Warmers aboard the USNS Mercy medical treatment facility hospital ship.When lives are at stake from significant blood loss due to trauma or major surgery, the Level 1 Fast Flow fluid warmer provides a rapid flow of normothermic blood and I.V. fluids. Even a small drop in body temperature can be detrimental, delaying recovery or allowing infection to set in. Level 1 H-1200 Fast Flow fluid warmers allow rapid infusion of blood or I.V. fluids at body temperature.“Serving the men and women of the USNS Mercy, and those who find care aboard her, with the highest quality medical equipment is an honor and a privilege for Smiths Medical,” said Srini Seshadri, President, Smiths Medical. “Our Level 1® convective and fluid warming devices have long been known for outstanding dependability and performance, important qualities to all caregivers and patients, but particularly vital to those in remote locations.”The USNS Mercy provides rapid, flexible, and mobile acute medical and surgical services to support Marine Corps air and/or ground task forces deployed ashore, Army and Air Force units deployed ashore, and naval amphibious task forces and battle forces afloat.[mappress]Press Release, August 15, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Medical Equipment & technology View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Smiths Medical Receives Contract from US Navy View post tag: US Smiths Medical Receives Contract from US Navycenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navy View post tag: receives August 15, 2013 View post tag: contract Share this articlelast_img read more

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Gov. Christie Visits Ocean City for Town Hall Meeting

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visited Ocean City on Thursday afternoon and was welcomed by a large and mostly adoring crowd.Atlantic City casino workers urge Gov. Chris Christie to take action to protect their jobs. Protesters outside the Ocean City Music Pier also included opponents of a proposed natural-gas pipeline through the Pinelands.The Republican governor and presidential hopeful came to talk about pension reform in a “town hall” meeting on the Ocean City Music Pier, but he did not dodge more pressing local issues.Christie promised casino workers that he would do everything he can “to keep you safe and secure and employed.”The region’s economy faces the specter of three more Atlantic City casinos closing in the next month, eliminating thousands of jobs.In a 20-minute trip across the boardwalk from the Moorlyn Terrace ramp to the Music Pier, Christie had run a small gauntlet of protesters including casino workers and opponents of a B.L. England Generating Station natural-gas pipeline. But the larger part of the crowd surrounded him in hopes of shaking his hand or snapping a selfie with the governor.Gov. Chris Christie poses for photographs in a long walk across the Ocean City Boardwalk on Thursday.Christie said he plans to convene at Sept. 8 summit of casino industry leaders and public officials to consider solutions to counteract the effect of Atlantic City’s shrinking casino gambling share. But he stopped short of making any sort of direct promise.“Government can’t order private business to do things,” Christie said.The bulk of Christie’s presentation dealt with a plea for support in reforming New Jersey’s pension system.“It’s too rich,” Christie said.He blamed past governors for not fully funding pension obligations, and said that his administration has put in more money than any of his predecessors. He argued that without changes, the system will be unsustainable.A wide-ranging question-and-answer session covered topics including veterans benefits, the right of second homeowners to vote (Christie said he supports it in theory but fears voter fraud),  shared services, immigration and towns that exceed the 2 percent tax cap.Christie announced that he had nothing else to say about the Atlantic City casinos, but a Showboat employee from Hammonton urged him to take more action.“If we wait two weeks, we’ll be closed,” she said.Asked if he’s going to run for president, Christie responded, “I’m thinking about it.”He said it’s a hard decision for a family and said he would make an announcement by the end of the year or early next year.Christie’s presentation included much of his trademark bluster: “If you give it, you are getting it right back,” he warned loud-mouthed critics.He portrayed himself as the last man standing to protect taxpayers.“If I go down, your wallet goes down,” Christie said.And as he looked out from the Music Pier over Ocean City beaches jammed with visitors enjoying a spectacular summer day, Christie noted proudly that it’s been less than two years since Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore, and there wasn’t one question about the storm.Gov. Chris Christie visits Ocean City, NJ on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebook read more

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Cadbury Cocoa House seeks London bread firm

first_imgCadbury Cocoa House is gearing up for the launch of the first of 50 planned outlets and is currently looking to work with a London-based specialist bread supplier.The first outlet is to open in Bluewater shopping centre, Kent in early October, and several further London locations are planned for 2011, “with up to 50 locations planned nationally within the next five years”, said a spokesperson for the firm.The outlets will be serving traditional home-made afternoon teas including items such as sandwiches, cakes and patisserie, but the menu is still being finalised, added the spokesperson. The outlets will also house a retro ice cream parlour, offering Knicker-bocker Glories, and champagne will be available by the glass.”The plan is to offer something totally unique, which taps into British values and British heritage, bringing a touch of affordable luxury and nostalgia to the high street,” explained the spokesperson.She added that Cadbury Cocoa House will take cues from the past as its inspiration for the future. It will regularly revise its menu and will feature a “post-modern interior and upbeat ambience reminiscent of yesteryear”.Any London-based specialist bread manufacturers interested in supplying the outlets should email [email protected]last_img read more

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Watch Tank And The Bangas Bring The Love To Hulaween [Videos]

first_img“Come Down (Make Money)” Tank and the Bangas have had a wonderful run this year and rolled into the 2017 Suwannee Hulaween with a head of steam. After their win of the Tiny Desk concert challenge hosted by NPR (and judged by Trey Anastasio), the New Orleans based band have seen their stock sky-rocket! The band’s crowd during their day set on the Spirit Of The Suwannee‘s beloved Amphitheater stage was one of the most boisterous of the entire festival, and for good reason.The Best Things We Saw At Suwanee Hulaween 2017Simply put, Tank and the Bangas has it. Their soulful, energetic, funny, emotional, complex spirit was the perfect fit for the diverse festival lineup. The 2:00 PM set was packed, with many making it their duty to enter the festival early to catch their set specifically. The many that made it to were rewarded with a fresh and unique live music concept that really resonated with the Hulaween crowd.EXCLUSIVE: Tarriona “Tank” Ball of Tank and the Bangas Contemplates Inspiration, Poetry, And ConfidenceTank is a star, a true front-woman who knows how to work a crowd. The Bangas really cook and know how to bob-and-weave between the musical styles that comprise their sound. This band has the potential to be a true powerhouse, and their abilities were on full display at Suwannee Hulaween.Check out a few videos from their feel good mayhem below!“Party With Me”last_img read more

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A black hole, revealed

first_img ‘Seeing the unseeable’ “And the reason they’re terrifying, the reason this is an important image, is because when you look into the middle of it, you realize that we’ve theorized about these monsters being out there, and now we know they are — and what’s more, now we see them,” he continued. “This is the only place in the universe where the cosmos ties a knot you can’t untie. Every other place in the universe you can, in theory, come back from, but not there.”“Astronomers have detected many black holes since the 1970s, but in each case, only indirectly,” added Charles Alcock, the Donald H. Menzel Professor of Astrophysics and director of the CfA. “This is the first time we have an image of a black hole itself. This is a remarkable confirmation of more than a century of theoretical work.”Seeing the image for the first time, Doeleman said, “is pretty heady stuff.”Years ago, he recalled, while working at MIT’s Haystack Observatory, he was among the first people on the planet to see the first hints of the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. “This is the first time we have an image of a black hole itself. This is a remarkable confirmation of more than a century of theoretical work.” — Charles Alcock, CfA director Event Horizon Telescope researchers reveal first-ever image of a black hole In the annals of science, there are a few images — think the “pale blue dot” captured by Voyager I or Apollo 8’s “Earthrise” — that have both captured the public imagination and offered scientists insight into how the universe works.Researchers at the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) just unveiled the latest.The image, the first-ever of a black hole, is destined for the shortlist of iconic images not only for what it can tell astronomers and physicists about how gravity and general relativity work under the most extreme conditions, but also because it captures what EHT Director Sheperd Doeleman called “a one-way door from our universe.”“This is a real breakthrough,” said Doeleman, a senior research fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). “I think this image could rank up there with those other images because we’re seeing something we never thought we could see.”More than a century after the existence of black holes was first hinted at in Einstein’s theory of general relativity, the impossibly dense regions of space continue to captivate the public imagination, showing up in movies, TV shows, and science-fiction novels too numerous to name.Doeleman believes one reason for that is that they have remained shrouded in mystery for so long.“Einstein himself wasn’t really sure that black holes existed,” he said. “The fact is we’re drawn to things that we don’t understand, because we yearn to know more. They’re terrifying, but we can’t look away.center_img Related “I started seeing these very faint detections,” he said, “so I ran some analyses to tighten up the data, and suddenly these detections came out. That was a moment where there was one person — me — in the world who knew what had just happened. That was pretty amazing.”It was also the moment, he added, that started the modern era of the EHT. “Because as soon as we knew there was something there,” he said, “then the gloves came off and we were ready to start building an Earth-sized array to image it.”It was in May of last year that the team hit pay dirt.“We had a conference here at the Black Hole Initiative, and the students and postdocs came and showed me some of the data,” Doeleman said, referring to Harvard’s interdisciplinary center that studies the phenomenon. “We could see the telltale signatures in these data … and we were all just looking at it, saying, ‘Wow.’ I worked until late that night coming up with a model of how big what we were seeing was, and that’s when I knew we had something very, very interesting.”For Joseph Pellegrino University Professor Peter Galison, the image is similar to the discovery that atoms — the fundamental building blocks of all matter — were not simply theoretical curiosities. “At the beginning of the 20th century, in a myriad of ways, theorists needed atoms,” Galison said. “When C.T.R. Wilson showed the trails atoms made as they plunged through water vapor, suddenly it was vividly clear that these were real, not just useful fictions.”Today, he continued, “the scientific object that rivets so many of us — from mathematics and physics to astronomy and philosophy — is the black hole. Again, theory had to have it. Now, for the first time, the black hole is visible, real to us in a way that, when I saw it first take form on the computer screen 10 months ago, knocked me back on my heels. It still does. There it is, right there, the most extreme distortion of space and time imaginable, with a mass six billion times that of the sun, 53 million light years away. And we can see it.”In the end, Doeleman said, the discovery will be important not just for its status as a scientific first, but also for its place as a signpost, an inflection point where new avenues for study of the cosmos were revealed.“This opens a new window for study,” he said. “We are now entering the era of precision, horizon-scale observations of black holes. We’ve never had that before, so we’re now able to ask a bunch of questions we couldn’t even conceive of before. We can start teasing apart physical processes at the black hole boundary, so [the significance] is in what we saw, but also in the promise this holds for the future.”,The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

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Harvey Fierstein Will Revise Book for London’s Funny Girl

first_img View Comments Looks like the Mayor of Broadway (as we like to think of him) is on his way to becoming Mayor of London’s “Theatreland!” After opening Kinky Boots and Casa Valentina in the U.K.’s capital city, Harvey Fierstein has been tapped to revise the book for the upcoming production of Funny Girl at the Menier Chocolate Factory, according to the Daily Mail.Starring two-time Olivier winner Sheridan Smith, the musical, which catapulted Barbra Streisand to stardom on stage and screen, returns to London beginning November 20. The production, directed by Michael Mayer, will open on December 2 and run through March 5, 2016.No word yet whether the production has any intention of crossing the pond to play New York following the London run, but with Tony winners Mayer and Fierstein on board it looks like a distinct possibility. A Bartlett Sher-helmed revival of the musical—headlined by Lauren Ambrose—was set to play Los Angeles and Broadway in 2012 before being postponed indefinitely. And then there was Lea Michele…The tuner, which first played London in 1966, tracks the rise of Fanny Brice’s career as one of Broadway’s biggest stars by way of the Ziegfeld Follies, as well as her doomed romance with Nicky Arnstein. The score by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill features such iconic show tunes as “People,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and “I’m the Greatest Star” and a book by Isobel Lennart.last_img read more

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Olympics: Jamaicans to watch in London

first_img WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.A. – Keep an eye on these Jamaican athletes at the London Games: Samantha Albert, Montreal, Canada, equestrian: The England resident, whose father is Jamaican, will represent the green and yellow at a second Olympics after competing at the 2008 Beijing Games. Albert, 41, will compete in the individual eventing – consisting of a dressage test, a cross-country test and two jumping tests. Her horse’s name is Carraig Dubh. Alia Atkinson, Kingston, swimming: Atkinson, 23, will compete in the 100-meter breaststroke. Atkinson, who graduated from Texas A&M University in the United States, held her country’s flag at the opening ceremonies of the 2007 Pan American Games. This will be her third Olympics. Johan Blake, St. James, running: The sprinter stunned the track and field world during Olympic qualifying when he bested heavily favored star Usain Bolt in the 100- (9.75 seconds) and 200-meter dashes (19.80). Blake also is a member of his country’s 4×100-meter relay team. Blake, 22, won gold medals at the 2011 Track and Field World Championships in the 100-meter dash and the 4×100-meter relay. Veronica Campbell-Brown, Trelawny, running: Campbell-Brown, 30, is slated to run the 100 -and 200-meter dashes as well as a leg in the 4×100-meter relay. Campbell-Brown won gold in the 200-meter dash at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics and also helped lead the 4×100 meter relay team to the top of the podium in 2004. She also is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Jamaica. Kenneth Edwards, Kingston, taekwondo: The martial artist is slated to fight in the 80-plus kilogram (176 pounds) weight class. He is one of 16 fighters from 16 different nations in single-elimination event. Edwards, 26, has spent the past year in New York City training with Jamaican coach Alvin Bernard to become the first fighter to represent his country in the event. Maurice Smith, St. Catherine, decathlon: Smith, 31, hopes to build on a 14th-place finish at the 2004 Athens Games. Since then, he won the event at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games and took the silver medal at the 2011 Pan American Games. The decathlon combines points from 10 track and field sports. The athlete with the most cumulative points wins. By Dialogo July 19, 2012last_img read more

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Bank purchases can generate quick ROI

first_imgFor credit unions looking to invest their strong capital position, buying a bank may be a viable option as it can generate an ROI within one to three years, according to industry professionals.Though the number of credit union bank acquisitions is small compared to the approximately 200 credit union to credit union mergers every year, there appears to be slow burning interest in bank purchases. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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