DOCUMENTARY: Reminisce with the epic 2009 British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa

first_imgTuesday Apr 14, 2020 DOCUMENTARY: Reminisce with the epic 2009 British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa The 2009 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa will forever be remembered for the drama of the closing minutes of the second Test in Pretoria. Here is a look at the official DVD, which makes for brilliant viewing. ADVERTISEMENTWhile the aforementioned 2nd test is one that gets spoken of a lot, especially with Morne Steyn’s winning kick after Ronan O’Gara’s blunder, the first Test was equally thrilling.The powerful Springboks, who won the Rugby Championship that year and beat the All Blacks three times, succumbed in the third Test, however.This official DVD covers the Test matches but so much more, and is essential viewing for a time like now, when we have no live rugby to watch. Enjoy! Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error documentary Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO ‘They don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow,… 38 WEEKS AGO How do you perform when blind in one eye?… 48 WEEKS AGO Sexton’s half-time speech helped turn the… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

New edition of Charities Digest

Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 New edition of Charities Digest The 2001 edition of Charities Digest has just been published by Waterlow Professional Publishing at £22.95. It features details of over 5,000 charities and voluntary organisations, together with information on advice bodies such as Citizens Advice Bureaux. Find Charities Digest 2001 in the directories section of the UK Fundraising Bookshop. Howard Lake | 9 February 2001 | News  67 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

TCU raises money for cancer patients and their families

first_imgprintDoughnuts and fanny packs might have attracted students to the Founders Statue, but those who stopped learned about a cause in need of support.Tuesday was National Recruitment Day for the St. Jude fundraising organization Up ‘Til Dawn. The group raises money on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.Up ‘Til Dawn organizations are on campuses nationwide. Gaius George, the advisor of TCU’s Up ‘Til Dawn organization since 2005, said the campus program has been active since 1998.“We were one of the original top 10 schools to start the Up ‘Til Dawn collaboration with St. Jude’s,” George said. “For us at TCU, it’s very important.”Janie Perez, the bilingual regional development representative for St. Jude, said the Up ‘Til Dawn donations are integral to the hospital.“St. Jude is publicly funded, it’s nonprofit and it takes $2 million each day to run the hospital, so these types of events are super important and every dollar makes a difference,” Perez said.Perez said treatment, housing and transportation are just a few of the things St. Jude pays for on behalf of cancer patients and their families.“They don’t really have to worry about anything,” Perez said. “Their main priority should be to focus on their child. We believe that no child should die at the dawn of life.”This year the goal is to register as many people as possible on National Recruitment Day. TCU co-president Jalen Monday said this is an opportunity for the entire campus to get involved.“Our ultimate goal is to get people to sign up, but it’s also about spreading awareness about St. Jude and about Up ‘Til Dawn,” Monday said.By registering for Up ‘Til Dawn and raising $100, students can assist cancer patients and their families. The money is used to pay for travel, treatment and everyday care. The goal is for students to make teams of six people and donate $600 as a group, or to register individually and be placed in a group later.Teams have until early next year to raise at least $600. The annual Up ‘Til Dawn event will take place on Feb. 12. Students will stay up all night playing games, winning prizes and celebrating their donation efforts.Bracelets raising awareness about St. Jude and the Up ‘Til Dawn organization. White supremacy posters on TCU’s campus under investigation TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook + posts ReddIt Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Linkedin Twitter Facebook Previous articleLocal Fall Festival celebrates, gives thanksNext articleColby Hall residents utilizing new amenities to the fullest Emily Laff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Up ‘Til Dawn TCU board member Madison White, a junior political science major, said registering and raising money for the hospital is the most rewarding part of participating in the event. She said the February celebration is about more than just prizes.“It’s about celebrating the fundraising goal, but also in honor of all the families who have had to stay up with their sick children,” White said.Members of TCU’s Up ‘Til Dawn posing for a photo in their scrubs and shirts with doughnuts. Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ TCU parking: No room on the asphalt Emily Laffhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/emily-laff/ TCU tells Greeks: No Hazing Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Students react to controversial speaker’s views on radical Islam Students registering for Up ‘Til Dawn in front of the Founder’s Statue. Twitter ReddIt Trumaine Thomas, the Dallas regional development manager for St. Jude, said he got his start in the organization working on the board as a student. He has worked as a regional manager for nine years.“When you have a family or patient that tells you, ‘Thank you,’ you really know what you’re doing is making a difference,” Thomas said.First-year student Paris Mayfield said she was happy to register for Up ‘Til Dawn and to raise money for such a worthy cause and honor the families and children who benefit from donations.“All we have to do is get donations and then stay up and have a dance party,” Mayfield said. “That’s nothing compared to what they have to go through.” Emily Laff Linkedin Emily Laff is a senior journalism major (and die-hard Broncos fan) from Denver, Colorado. When she is not out reporting she is most likely at a Krispy Kreme drive-through or in an aisle at Barnes & Noble. Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ eventlast_img read more

Jamaica – RSF urges Prime Minister to repeal law that sanctions reporters for taking photos outside courtrooms

first_imgNews We respectfully request that you repeal Section 33 of Jamaica’s Criminal Justice and Administration Act. Organisation Related documents rsf_letter_jamaica.pdfPDF – 77.68 KB Reporters Without Borders, an international organization that advances press freedom, is deeply concerned about an amendment introduced to Section 33 of Jamaica’s Criminal Justice and Administration Act that would have a chilling effect on journalists’ rights to report on information of the public interest. We are calling for the repeal of Section 33 of this law in its entirety. RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) called on the Prime Minister of Jamaica on November 22 to repeal a proposed amendment to Jamaica’s Criminal Justice and Administration Act, which would introduce draconian penalties for attempting to take a photograph of a criminal defendant outside a courtroom or sketch a prisoner in court. May 16, 2018 Find out more Receive email alerts November 26, 2019 Jamaica – RSF urges Prime Minister to repeal law that sanctions reporters for taking photos outside courtrooms November 22, 2019  The proposed amendment to Section 33, which was approved by the Senate and House of Representatives in September and awaits the Governor-general’s signature, introduces draconian penalties for any “person [who] shall (a) take, or attempt to take in any court, any photograph, or with a view to publication, make or attempt to make in court, any portrait or sketch of any prisoner.” If this new amendment were passed into law, carrying out one of these acts, which are the professional duties of court reporters or courtroom sketch artists, would be punishable by a fine of up to $1 million or one year in prison. This is a significant escalation to existing penalties for these acts under Jamaican law today, which are already problematic, and punishable by a fine of up to $20 and one month in prison. This provision has a chilling effect on press freedom as protected under Chapter Three of the Jamaican Constitution and freedom of expression under Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as ratified by Jamaica. While Jamaica currently ranks eighth out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, which is considered a “good situation” for journalists, the penalties outlined in Section 33 are oppressive to a free press and exhibit a disregard for the Constitutional rights of the Jamaican people. Taking photographs or sketching criminal defendants in or outside of courtrooms should never warrant criminal punishments. Jamaica is ranked 8 out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.center_img to go further News JamaicaAmericas Jamaica – RSF concerned over proposed Data Protection Act’s potentially “chilling effect” on press freedom Help by sharing this information JamaicaAmericas  Sincerely,Dokhi Fassihian                                                                               Executive Director                                                                               North America Bureau                                                                         It is the State’s responsibility to protect journalists and media and to promote a safe and enabling environment for journalists to perform their work independently and without undue interference. As Head of State, it is also your excellency’s responsibility to ensure that your country’s legal framework is in compliance with its international commitments regarding press freedom.  Tolga AKMEN / AFP Prime Minister Andrew HolnessOffice of the Prime MinisterDevon RoadSt Andrew Follow the news on Jamaica Dear Prime Minister Holness,last_img read more

Plain-clothes police threaten independent journalist Slim Boukhdir

first_img RSF_en December 26, 2019 Find out more News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about independent journalist Slim Boukhdir following his arrest in the southern city of Sfax on the night of 20 September by four plain-clothes policemen, who threatened him because of his articles and then dumped him 10 km outside the city. It was the first serious incident since his release from prison two months ago.“Boukhdir went back to work soon after coming out of prison,” Reporters Without Borders said. “At first he wrote about his trying prison experiences, then he resumed writing his political columns. His commitment to free expression has not weakened despite serving seven months of an abusive 12-month sentence. Last weekend’s attempt to intimidate him proves that both his work and his private life are still being closely monitored.”Boukhdir was arrested in Sfax (230 km south of Tunis) as he left an Internet café which he often visits in the early evening. Four policemen forced him into a car and initially drove him to a police station.“We did not spend more than 10 minutes there,” Boukhdir told Reporters Without Borders. “We left in the car again for an unknown destination. On the way, the four men told me I was lucky not to have been raped while in prison and that it was not always like that. They also threatened me with the same fate as Daif Al Ghazal (the Libyan journalist murdered in 2005).”Boukhdir is becoming more and more concerned about his physical safety. “I would not be surprised if the authorities did not prosecute me again on new trumped-up charges,” he added.Aged 39, Boukhdir was arrested in Sfax on 26 November 2007 during an ID check of the passengers in a collective taxi bound for Tunis. He was summarily tried a few days later before a court in the Sfax suburb of Sakiet Ezzit and was sentenced to a year in prison on charges of “insulting behaviour towards an official in the exercise of his duty,” “violating decency” and “refusing to produce identity papers.” Since his release on 21 July, Boukhdir has written more than 20 articles about Tunisian government human rights violations, including its censorship of the social networking website Facebook and the arbitrary arrests of political and labour activists. Most of the articles were published on websites based abroad.An article he wrote for the Egyptian website Al-Mesryoon on 10 September, after a visit to Tunisia by US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, called on President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali to “step up the pace of political reforms.” Read the article: TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News Receive email alerts Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Help by sharing this information Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder Newscenter_img TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Tunisia November 11, 2020 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about independent journalist Slim Boukhdir following his arrest in the southern city of Sfax on the night of 20 September by four plain-clothes policemen, who threatened him because of his articles and then dumped him 10 km outside the city. It was the first serious incident since his release from prison two months ago. September 23, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Plain-clothes police threaten independent journalist Slim Boukhdir Organisation November 12, 2019 Find out more News Related documents Boukhdir_Al-MesryoonMSWORD – 34 KB last_img read more

Pennsylvania Housing Market Sees Q3 Gains

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Demand Home Prices Housing Inventory Housing Market Pennsylvania 2014-10-13 Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News October 13, 2014 923 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Pennsylvania Housing Market Sees Q3 Gains The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Zombie Foreclosures Result in Millions of Delinquent Tax Revenue Dollars Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 10/14/2014 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Tory Barringer Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Despite an uptick between the second and third quarters, home sales in the state of Pennsylvania failed once again to hit 2013 levels, according to data released Monday by the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors (PAR).PAR’s latest quarterly housing report shows closed sales statewide totaled 41,371 in Q3, up 5.1 percent from the previous quarter. Year-over-year, third-quarter sales fell short 1.1 percent.Though sales in Pennsylvania have been down annually for every quarter so far in 2014, the gap has narrowed over the year, halving from 4.3 percent in Q1 to 2.0 percent in Q2 and again to 1.1 percent in Q3.”Throughout Pennsylvania we’re seeing continued signs of a stabilizing market,” PAR President Kim Skumanick said. “Although home sales across the commonwealth remained relatively unchanged, we still see positive signs in the marketplace.”The median home sale price in the state last quarter was $176,000, up 3.5 percent quarter-over-quarter and only 0.6 percent year-over-year. The median sales price reached $175,000 in Q3 2013 before slipping for the next two quarters, PAR reported.On the inventory side, the stock of for-sale homes in the state climbed 7.3 percent compared to last year, hitting a recovery high of 116,346. The increase came even as new listing activity slowed down, dropping 16.5 percent from the second quarter as the summer came to a close. Compared to last year, listings were up 5.2 percent.Meanwhile, demand remained steady among Pennsylvania homebuyers: Throughout the quarter, the average number of days between a property’s listing and its sale was 75, down 3.8 percent year-to-year and 10.7 percent quarter-to-quarter. Tagged with: Demand Home Prices Housing Inventory Housing Market Pennsylvania The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Home / Daily Dose / Pennsylvania Housing Market Sees Q3 Gainslast_img read more

‘Forum Shopping’: Punjab & Haryana High Court Imposes Cost For Filing Writ Against Order Of State Consumer Commission Instead Of Approaching NCDRC

first_imgNews Updates’Forum Shopping’: Punjab & Haryana High Court Imposes Cost For Filing Writ Against Order Of State Consumer Commission Instead Of Approaching NCDRC LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Feb 2021 11:21 PMShare This – x”One of the biggest evils faced by the Judiciary is ‘forum shopping'” observed the Punjab and Haryana High Court while imposing cost of Rs. 2 lakh on a writ petitioner, for circumventing the alternate remedy available under the Consumer Protection Act. The Court was dealing with a writ petition moved by Managing Directors of C&C Towers Ltd., against execution proceedings…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”One of the biggest evils faced by the Judiciary is ‘forum shopping'” observed the Punjab and Haryana High Court while imposing cost of Rs. 2 lakh on a writ petitioner, for circumventing the alternate remedy available under the Consumer Protection Act. The Court was dealing with a writ petition moved by Managing Directors of C&C Towers Ltd., against execution proceedings instituted by the Respondents before the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, under Section 27 (Penalty where a person fails to comply with any order made by the District Forum) of the Act. The Petitioners had contended that proceedings under Section 27 were not maintainable as the National Company Law Tribunal had already passed order of moratorium under Section 14 of IBC, whereby, moratorium has been declared with regard to institution of suits or continuation of pending suits or proceedings against the corporate debtor (C&C Towers Ltd.) including execution of any judgment, decree or order in any court of law, tribunal, arbitration panel or other authority. Thus, the Court presided by a Single Bench of Justice Anil Kshetarpal was dealing with two questions: 1) Implication of moratorium under IBC on proceedings under Consumer Protection Act The Court dealt with an important issue wrt implication and effect of declaration of moratorium in terms of Section 14(1) of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 in respect of Section 27 of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. The question before the Court was whether the proceedings under Section 27 of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 can be allowed to proceed in the wake of Section 14 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. In the case at hand, the Petitioners had contended that in the light of the order of moratorium dated 10.10.2019, no further proceedings can be done in the aforesaid Execution Application by the State Consumer Commission. Disagreeing with this proposition however, the Single Bench observed, “this Court does not find that the proceedings before the State Commission are without jurisdiction. Under the 1986 Act, Section 27 of the 1986 Act, lays down the penalties including imprisonment. Hence, the proceedings before the State Commission cannot be said to be ‘wholly without jurisdiction’.” The Court also referred to a decision of a three-member Bench of NCDRC, laying down that proceedings under Section 27 cannot be stayed on account of an order passed by the National Company Law Tribunal. The NCDRC had held that moratorium under Section 14 of IBC will not result in stay of proceedings under Section 27 of the 1986 Act. Maintainability of writ proceedings Another question before the Court was whether it can entertain writ petitions against orders passed by the State Commission under Section 27 of the Act, particularly when a statutory remedy of appeal under Section 27-A is available before the NCDRC. The Single Bench has made it clear that a State Commission has the power to proceed under Section 27, if the order passed in the complaint has not been complied with. It observed, “In view of the statutory remedy of appeal (under the Consumer Protection Act), it will not be appropriate for the High Court to entertain a writ petition.” It further held that the appropriate remedy against an order under Section 27 of the Act would be to approach the National Commission under Section 27A. It observed, “There is no doubt that NCDRC is competent to examine and will decide holistically the plea (appeal) sought to be taken in these writ petitions.” The Bench relied upon a Coordinate Bench judgment in Pranab Ansal v. State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission, Punjab, where it has already been held that in view of the statutory remedy of appeal, it will not be appropriate for the High Court to entertain a writ petition against orders passed by the State Commission. It added, “Practice of forum shopping is deprecated in the sternest words. All such practices are required to be condemned,” and imposed costs. Furthermore, it observed that merely because a three-Judge Bench of NCDRC has passed a decision (holding ­moratorium under Section 14 of IBC will not result in stay of proceedings under Section 27 of the 1986 Act) that may not be a favourable precedent for the Petitioner, would not be a ground to approach the High Court. It observed, “There is no doubt that NCDRC is competent to examine and will decide holistically the plea sought to be taken in these writ petitions. Merely because Three Member Bench of NCDRC has already taken a view to the contrary will not by itself be sufficient to entertain the writ petition under Article 226.” Case Title: Gurjeet Singh Johar & Anr. v. Union of India & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Pike BOE considers outsourcing

first_imgLatest Stories Book Nook to reopen Skip Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder The outsourced services would include daily services, Christmas and summer cleanings, managers for employees, all supplies and equipment necessary and day quarters.Bazzell said the school system currently spends about $483,586 for custodial services and outsourcing its custodial services has been estimated at around $357,000. However, that is just a ballpark figure and the services would have to be bid.Bazzell said the school system’s custodial staff is a good one and he doesn’t want to lose them. Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Pike County Board of Education discussed a penny-pinching measure involving custodial services for the county schools at its Monday meeting.Pike County Superintendent Dr. Mark Bazzell informally discussed the possibility of outsourcing a part of the school systems custodial services. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 2:13 pm Monday, July 25, 2011 Pike BOE considers outsourcing You Might Like Youngsters invited to safety camp The Pike County Extension Office and the Boys and Girls Club of Pike and Surrounding Counties will host a Pike… read more The board adopted the faculty and staff dress code, Policy 6.16.3 and awarded its printing bid to Ideal Graphics. In personnel action, the board:• Approved the reemployment of Henry Everett for the position of contracted music aide at Banks School for 2011-12.• Approved the employment of Heather Powell as science teacher at PCHS.• Approved the employment of Shondra Whitaker as assistant principal at PCHS.• Approved the employment of Elizabeth Hicks as special education teacher at PCHS.• Approved the voluntary transfer of Cathy Childs, Brianne Dollar and Kristina Anderson as per Mrs. Grant’s recommendation.• Approved spring football supplement for Richard Anderson at PCHS.• Approved the employment of Marisara Graham for the position of science teacher at PCHS.• Approved the employment of Katie Elizabeth Kelly for employment as first grade teacher at PCES.• Approved student transfer for Mardee Holmes to Goshen High School. Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content The information regarding custodial outsourcing was just for communication and no action was taken.Bazzell also presented a letter from Pike County Commission Chair Homer Wright asking that the school board to remove any records stored in the vault at the Rock Building.“It is my understanding that the county commission wants to have a meeting at the Rock Building and they are making preparations,” Bazzell said. “I would like for us to contact the local historical society to see if they are interested in any of those records. They are 75 to 80 years old. We don’t get any requests for those academic records. The requests are mainly for historical research and for names for class reunions. The bid and payroll records could be disposed of but we need to keep the other records. I would like to see if the historical society would like to take possession of them. If not, we need to keep them.”Bazzell reminded the board members of the meeting today at 5 p.m. with the Pike County Commissioners to discuss redistricting. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

Tornado tears through Dallas, leaving thousands without power

first_imgABC News(DALLAS) — At least one tornado touched down in the Dallas area amid stormy weather on Sunday night, tearing through structures, overturning cars and knocking out electricity for thousands.The National Weather Service said the radar-confirmed tornado hit the ground around 9 p.m. local time near Dallas Love Field Airport, northwest of downtown. Footage from the area showed several damaged businesses, homes with the roofs ripped off, fallen trees and downed power lines. The Dallas Independent School District canceled Monday classes at six schools, citing “extensive damage” to a number of campuses due to the severe weather.There were also reports of gas leaks north of Dallas’ Walnut Hill neighborhood, according to a press release from the city of Dallas.Rocky Vaz, the director of the City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management, said six people were transported to local hospitals but were not seriously injured. However, there were no reports of deaths or serious injuries as of early Monday morning, according to the city.More than 167,000 electric customers were without power across Texas as of 6:30 a.m. local time. About 65,000 of those customers were within Dallas, according to the city, which opened the Bachman Recreation Center early Monday morning for people seeking shelter. In the city of Sachse, a northeast suburb of Dallas, six houses sustained “significant high-wind damage after severe weather moved through the area Sunday night,” and four of those homes were left “uninhabitable,” though no injuries had been reported, according to a press release from the city.Meanwhile, two tornadoes were reported near the city of Tyler, about 100 miles southeast of Dallas.A tornado watch remains in effect for eastern Texas as residents brace for another storm Monday morning.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Army’s gender-free training causes women to drop out

first_imgOveruse injuries are the prime cause of woman Army recruits being dischargedon medical groundsWomen recruits to the army are up to eight times more likely to bedischarged with back pain, tendon injuries and stress fractures than their malecounterparts, a study has concluded. The study was designed to look at whether the army’s decision to introduce‘gender free’ training in 1998 has had any effect on levels of medicaldischarge, particularly of women compared to men. Under the new policy, all recruits are expected to reach the same level ofphysical fitness, stamina and strength irrespective of their gender. A study of 225 medical discharges from 1997 found 40 per cent of themrelated to musculoskeletal injuries, of which half were ‘overuse’ injuries –stress fractures of the foot, tibia and femur, back pain and Achillestendinitis. To compare the situation before and after the policy was introduced, twointakes of recruits were followed from 1997 to 1998 and 1998 to 1999. Of 253 medical discharges under the old system, 104 related to overuseinjuries. But when the gender-free programme was introduced, this rose to 421medical discharges, of which 160 related to overuse injuries. Among male recruits overuse injury patterns changed little, but femalerecruits displayed a far greater tendency to overuse injury when trained undergender-free principles, said report author Lt Col Ian Gemmel, an Army doctor. “The proportion of female recruits medically discharged because of anoveruse injury rose from 4.6 per cent to 11.1 per cent, whereas the proportionof such males remained at under 1.5 per cent,” he wrote in the Journal ofthe Royal Society of Medicine. Lt Col Gemmel added: “It is clear that women are experiencingdifficulty with the training in its current format – in short, gender cannot beignored and rigid adherence to equal opportunities legislation is notbenefiting the health of female army recruits.” He recommended improving initial selection tests to help reduce injury ratesand for a review of selection tests and training methods to be carried out. J R Soc Med 2002;95:23-27 www.jrsm.org Army’s gender-free training causes women to drop outOn 1 Feb 2002 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more