Ergonomic focus at IOSH
Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Ergonomic focus at IOSHOn 1 Oct 2002 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today IOSH will be holding its annual dinner in Edinburgh on Friday 15 November atthe Murrayfield Stadium. As well as featuring the awards ceremony, anafter-dinner speaker and ceilidh, this prestigious event will also be marked bythe official bestowal of the Royal Charter of Incorporation. The festivities will be preceded by the Institution’s Annual General Meetingat 4pm and, earlier in the day, a special seminar on managing musculoskeletaldisorders. Jointly organised by IOSH’s Scottish branches, in association with HSEScotland, the seminar aims to provide a better understanding of the scale andcauses of musculoskeletal disorders, while guiding delegates on how to inputmore effectively to prevention and management programmes at their workplace. Opening with the welcome address from the Health and Safety ExecutiveDirector, Scotland, Stewart Campbell, the event also features presentationsfrom leading musculoskeletal experts and authors from organisations such as theHealth and Safety Committee, the Health Ergonomics Policy Unit and the ScottishNational Blood Transfusion Service. It will also draw from two detailed case studies to enhance delegates’understanding and practical application of theory. The seminar fee, including refreshments, lunch and delegate pack, is £85(+VAT) for IOSH members and £105 (+VAT) for non-members. In addition, a specialreduced seminar fee of £65 (+VAT) is available to IOSH members who are alsoattending the AGM, the annual dinner and the awards ceremony. Individual tickets for the annual dinner and awards ceremony are priced at£50 (+VAT). For bookings and further information, please telephone the events bookingline on 0116 257 3195.
Cure for ‘silent killer’ remains elusive
Read Full Story Barbara Burleigh, associate professor of immunology and infectious diseases, studies Chagas disease, a leading cause of infectious heart failure. The disease is a major health and economic burden in Latin America, where it’s endemic, with roughly 8 million people infected and another 100 million individuals at risk of infection, mostly in rural, resource-poor settings.How does Chagas disease cause infectious heart failure, and does it affect many people in the U.S?Chagas is one of a group of so-called “neglected tropical diseases”—diseases that mainly affect the poorest countries and that have typically been overlooked because of the world’s focus on the “big three” diseases with the highest mortality rates: HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. In people with Chagas disease, it takes decades after the initial infection for severe symptoms to appear—which is why the disease is sometimes referred to as “the silent killer.” Symptoms include heart failure as well as severe swelling of the esophagus and/or colon, which greatly interferes with digestion. Chagas appears in people chronically infected with Trypanosoma cruzi, typically transmitted via contact with the feces of a blood-sucking insect called the triatomine, or “kissing bug.” Although triatomine bugs are found in the U.S.—mostly in the southern half of the country—people here have rarely been infected through bug bites, because the bugs thrive mainly in cracks and holes in houses made of mud or adobe or thatch—the kind of housing you’ll find in poorer countries.
By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaSomewhere in Georgia, a food product is being developed. Without a little help, it could end up on a closet shelf, a dream half born.It’s something Kent Wolfe sees regularly in his work at the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development: food producers and processors who have a good product or idea but no way to get it out of the warehouse and into customers’ hands.“You can produce food, but how do you get it out of your door?” said Wolfe, a CAED marketing analyst. “We work with a lot of food people who don’t have the opportunity to get their ideas in front of retailers.”His solution to this problem started with a concept program in 2002 that ended up on its own shelf for four years. With the help of Jim Daniels, an assistant professor in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences food science and technology department, he dusted his contest idea off, and now it’s going to market.The Flavor of Georgia Food Contest is looking for entries from across the state. Categories include sauces and condiments, confectionery, natural and organic, meat products, wine, snack foods, value-added produce and other. These can be either prototypes or commercially available.Submissions must be in by Feb. 1, 2007. Final judging will take place on March 20 in Atlanta at the Georgia Ag Awareness Day celebration.The contest won’t benefit just entrants. “On the other side, our business contacts are always looking for the next new product,” said Sharon Kane, a food business development specialist for CAED and CAES’s department of food science and technology.Flavor of Georgia will provide publicity and exposure for small entrepreneurs seeking to enter the food processing industry or expand an existing product line into new markets. Winners can also choose to have their products stamped with the Flavor of Georgia Winner 2007 logo.Major food retailers, food brokers and specialty food distributors throughout the state have signed on for the event.And it’s all about Georgia flavor. “We’re emphasizing Georgia ingredients and Georgia products,” Wolfe said.“One of the interesting things is that the criteria include the best use of Georgia ingredients,” Kane said. “All submissions will be telling us what’s best about their Georgia product and the story behind it.”Entrants will be required to fill out a form, found at www.caed.uga.edu/newsletter/Flavor-of-Georgia-Entry-Form.doc, and submit two samples of their product along with related marketing materials. The cost is $25 per entry.Entries will be judged on flavor, use of Georgia ingredients, unique and innovative qualities, commercial appeal and originality.Even those who don’t win will come out ahead. Wolfe plans to compile and send product lists cataloguing the entries to distributors “so everybody gets some kind of exposure,” he said.For more information about the contest, contact Marian Wendinger at (706) 542-2574 (or [email protected]) or Jan Hamala at (706) 542-2434 (or [email protected]). Or visit the CAED Web site or the Food Science Extension Outreach Program Web site.(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
Salvadoran Museum Exhibits Moon Rock Brought Back by Apollo XVII
By Dialogo July 28, 2009 San Salvador, July 26 (EFE).- Starting today, the Museum of Anthropology of El Salvador is exhibiting a fragment of moon rock brought back by the crew of Apollo XVII, the last lunar mission carried out by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in December 1972. The exhibition, commemorating the fortieth anniversary of man’s arrival on the moon in this Central American country, is accompanied by posters and scale models that tell the story of the Apollo missions. The director of the Museum, Gregorio Bello-Suazo, told EFE that the fragment is “a jewel” that will serve as a message, especially for children and young people, that “it’s possible to reach big objectives” in daily life. The fragment, which was donated to the country by former U.S. president Richard Nixon in March 1973, was part of the rock called “Sample 70017” that the president distributed among several countries and all the U.S. states, according to a document from the United States embassy in San Salvador. Jorge Colorado, a member of the Salvadoran Astronomy Association (ASTRO), said in a private opening ceremony on Saturday that the fragment is the “most ancient” material of the universe accessible to Salvadorans, given that it is believed to have been formed more than 3.6 billion years ago. “It is much older than the ancient rocks that started to form Central America,” Colorado said, while highlighting the fact that the fragment, which is no more than three centimeters in size, is “a geological summary of the whole moon.” The small fragment is exhibited in a crystal sphere attached to a plaque, which also holds a Salvadoran flag that traveled to the satellite on board Apollo XVII, along with flags from other countries. The private opening ceremony was attended by retired NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski, who gave a summary of his activities in various missions to outer space. The astronaut, who was born in Arkansas (U.S.) in 1961, presented a video of a space walk that he took outside the international space station in 2007 and in which he made repairs to a solar panel. The fragment of moon rock will remain on exhibit for a month, and according to Bello-Suazo, the possibility of setting up a gallery to make the exhibition on the Apollo missions permanent is under consideration.
The city of Crikvenica has made a decision on a special traffic regime during the summer season
During the summer season, due to the high influx of guests on weekends, the settlements of Selce, Crikvenica, Dramalj and Jadranovo face difficulties and difficulties in functioning. The city center, pedestrian crossings, beaches and parks are overloaded with large numbers of people, public services in charge of the functioning of the system with all the efforts can not do their jobs well, which creates dissatisfaction among tourists and residents.In order to solve these problems, and improve the quality of the entire tourist offer of the City of Crikvenica, in cooperation with the Tourist Board of the City of Crikvenica and the bodies in charge of tourism, they made a proposal.Decisions on stopping and parking tourist buses in the area of the City of Crikvenica”Which aims to limit and reduce the number of entries into the City of bus carriers during the busiest days, in the period from 15.06. to 15.09.2018. with special emphasis on zones of special traffic regime. The City Council of the City of Crikvenica adopted the said decision at its session held on May 17, 2018.”In the area of the City of Crikvenica during the summer tourist season, especially on Saturdays and Sundays, the arrival of a large number of tourist buses with several thousand tourists was noticed. It was assessed that the arrival of buses and one-day tourists should be reduced to an acceptable level, having in mind the sustainable capacity of roads, public areas, especially beaches. New traffic regulations, as well as additional conditions related to stopping and parking tourist buses in the zone of special traffic regime will enable uninterrupted daily life of citizens and increase the quality of service for both day guests and guests staying in Crikvenica for a long time.”, Said the deputy mayor Mrs. Silvia Crnić.It is also important to note that the “Decision on stopping and parking tourist buses in the City of Crikvenica” does not apply to tourist buses that bring or take away guests who have secured accommodation in accommodation facilities in the zone of special traffic regime.The decision on stopping and parking tourist buses in the area of the City of Crikvenica “see in full HERE
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Five suspected terrorists with alleged ties to JAD arrested in Riau
The National Police’s Densus 88 counterterrorism squad arrested five suspected terrorists with alleged ties to Islamic State-linked terrorist group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) in Kampar regency, Riau, on Tuesday.The suspects, identified only as SU, TJ, SY, LR and TW, are natives of Kampar who used to work as farmers and food vendors, the police said.“They were arrested following the development of a case in connection with a terrorist suspect, NW, who was arrested on Aug. 1 at his rented house in Parawang, Siak regency,” Kampar Police spokesman First Insp. Deni Yusra said on Thursday.NW had been on the police’s most-wanted list for a long time, he said, and the five suspects arrested on Tuesday were alleged to have assisted NW while he was on the run.Authorities suspected that NW and the five were members of JAD, a militant group believed to have been behind a number of past terror attacks in the country.According to the police, NW was allegedly involved in assembling explosives and planning an amaliyah — a term commonly used by extremist groups to launch an attack or suicide bombing — in some churches in Pekanbaru.Citing NW’s confession, Deni said NW had planned to execute the attack by planting a bomb inside a food cart carrying cilok (skewered tapioca balls) that he sold every day.“NW planned the attack with his partners, namely AZ, ZZ, AM and KH, who had been arrested earlier on June 21,” Deni said.NW was also believed to have planned a suicide bombing at Kampar Police headquarters, he claimed, but Densus 88 managed to arrest them first and foiled the plan.Deni alleged that the group planned the attacks because they believed that the democratic system in Indonesia was “infidel”. The arrested people had also reportedly been involved in the destruction of banners belonging to one of the country’s political parties during the 2019 presidential election in Kampar, he added. (dpk)Topics :
Gold Coast retro beach house to undergo mammoth restoration
Scott Rogers and Shirley Sollis at their newly bought retro shack. The couple moved from Brisbane to restore it to its former glory. Photo by Richard GoslingAN ORIGINAL 1970s beach house with retro furniture, lime green walls and a humble Hills Hoist clothes is set to undergo a mammoth restoration.New homeowners Scott Rogers and Shirely Sollis managed to look past the asbestos riddled house and shelled out $817,000 for the Palm Beach property.The couple moved into the retro house atthis week and plan to restore the time capsule to its former glory. 15 Twenty Third Ave, Palm Beach.Mr Rogers said the roof would be removed this week before the couple knock out the asbestos lined walls. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours ago“We will have to rip the house right back to its original frame,” he said. 15 Twenty Third Ave, Palm Beach.Liz Sharpe and Lisa Parker helped seal the deal and said the house was a “blast from the past” but the location was the biggest drawcard.“Palm Beach has become a serious player in the southern Gold Coast property market and is undoubtedly one of the up and coming places to own property on the Gold Coast,” Ms Sharpe said.“Its popularity will only continue to grow.”Ms Sharpe said the propertyb had three offers the weekend it hit the market.“There was a quick response, as well as Scott we had a younger builder who wnated to build a duplex and a young investor who loved the Palm Beach market,” she said.Ms Sharpe said the property was a treasure chest of life in the 70s.A rocking horse, soft toys, wooden trains and children’s story books were amongst the classic collection left behind. 15 Twenty Third Ave, Palm Beach.They said they hunted high and low for 18 months for their perfect restoration project. “We restored an old Queenslander in Brisbane and then we decided we would do the same on the Gold Coast,” Mr Rogers said.“We looked for an old beach house in Palm Beach for quite a while but it was harder than I thought trying to find one. “It almost feels like old beach houses are being wiped out in Palm Beach.” 15 Twenty Third Ave, Palm Beach.Mr Rogers said he and his wife Shirley wanted to keep the original style and said they had been looking for vintage furniture on eBay.“We have a great vision to bring it back to life,” he said. “The only modern twist will be the bathrooms and putting a deck in the backyard.” 15 Twenty Third Ave, Palm Beach.The Palm Beach property had been in the Clarke family for 40 years. “The family with eight children used it as a weekender and when we came to look at it the house was full of old 70s furniture,” he said. “We asked them to leave as much of it behind as possible so we could restore it to look exactly the way it was.”
NREL Launches 2019 Energy Execs Call
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is seeking applicants for its 2019 Executive Energy Leadership Program.Otherwise known as Energy Execs, the program provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders throughout the country an opportunity to learn about advanced energy, energy-efficiency technologies, analytical tools, and financing to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related decisions and planning.Leaders in the private sector, communities, non-profits, and government are eligible to participate in the program.Participants are required to travel to NREL’s main campus in Golden, Colorado, for four multi-day sessions from June through September.“NREL’s mix of government, private, academic and nonprofit Energy Execs promotes collaboration to advance renewable energy and meet community sustainability goals with the latest innovative technologies and access to leading global researchers,” said Mandy La Brier, director of Energy Management for the City of Chicago and class of 2018.Energy Execs was founded in 2007, and 20 participants are selected each year from a national pool of candidates.The application deadline is March 1. For more information and how to apply go here.NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by The Alliance for Sustainable Energy.
Mrs. Fredia Faye (Shelton) Curlin
Mrs. Fredia Faye (Shelton) Curlin, age 82, of Hope, Indiana, formerly of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on April 16, 1935, in Lawrence County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Harry Ray Shelton and Mary Alice (Henson) Shelton-Wayt. She was raised in Medora, Indiana, where she attended high school. Fredia was united in marriage on October 19, 1973, in Newport, Kentucky, to Robert G. “Bobby” Curlin. Fredia and Bobby shared nearly 44 years of marriage together until her death. Fredia was employed as a seamstress for Excelo in Seymour, Indiana and was a waitress for several years. She was also employed in the laundry and activities department for Hoosier Christian Village in Brownstown, Indiana, for many years. Fredia resided in the Switzerland County community since 1993. She was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary. She attended the Fredonia Baptist Church and Medora Pentecostal Church. Fredia enjoyed gardening, sewing and crafts and was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Fredia passed away at 1:07 am, Monday, July 17, 2017, at the Millers Merry Manor in Hope, Indiana. Fredia will be dearly missed by her husband: Robert G. “Bobby” Curlin of New Richmond, OH; her daughter: Jo Ann Blevins of Columbus, IN; her son: John Eric Klimczewski of Vevay, IN; her step-daughters: Alice Welty and her husband: Don of Sunman, IN and Lydia Burger and her husband: Scott of Valparaiso, FL; her step-sons: Alvin Robert Curlin and his wife: Connie of New Richmond, OH and Adrian Frank Curlin and his wife: Robin of Hamilton, OH; her four-grandchildren, eight-step-grandchildren, seven-great-grandchildren and five-step-great-grandchildren; her sisters: Carolyn Crippin and her husband: Tom of Lighthouse Point, FL and Roberta Ann West and her husband: Carl of OK; her sister-in-law: Judy Shelton of Clearwater, FL; her step-brother: Leland Wayt of Medora, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: Harry Ray Shelton and Mary Alice (Henson) Shelton-Wayt; her step-father: Price Wayt; her son: John Carroll Roberts; her daughter: Kim Foutch and her brother: Larry Shelton.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 21, 2017, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Wayne Daugherty at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Fredonia Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Fredonia Baptist Church or Fredonia Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.