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Moody’s warns on Spain’s debt rating

first_imgWednesday 15 December 2010 8:42 pm Show Comments ▼ Moody’s warns on Spain’s debt rating whatsapp whatsapp KCS-content Share Moody’s yesterday warned that it had put Spain on review for a downgrade on its sovereign debt due to its refinancing needs over the next year.But the ratings agency added that it does not expect the country will need a bailout, saying it “does not believe Spain’s solvency is under threat”.Spain will need to refinance €210bn’s (£178bn) worth of debt next year, according to Goldman Sachs, and Spanish banks’ refinancing needs will hit €35bn.Stocks and the euro fell after Moody’s warning: the Eurostoxx 50 closed down 0.69 per cent, while the euro had dropped 0.7 per cent against the greenback by yesterday evening. However, bond investors appeared reassured: the yield on 10-year Spanish debt closed down at 5.5 per cent. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

FREE Lions wallchart with bumper edition of Rugby World magazine

first_imgPlus, in-depth profiles of every player in Warren Gatland’s squad LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Former France hooker Benjamin Kayser looks ahead to the set-piece contest between the Lions and the SpringboksSouth Africa look to dominate a scrum against England during the RWC 2019 final (AFP/Getty Images)8. Summer Tests PreviewRW columnist Stephen Jones looks ahead to the July fixtures for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Plus, he discusses the importance of A teams9. The role of the fly-halfIs the No 10 still rugby’s most important position? Jacob Whitehead reports on the changing role of the modern stand-off10. Mechanics of a rugby signingSam Larner speaks to a director of rugby, an agent and a head of recruitment to find out how transfers happen in the oval-ball game11. The Lion v The OxLions winger Anthony Watson and Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain talk to RW’s Alan Dymock about the use of statistics in modern sport12. The Secret Player“Nobody in professional rugby chooses how you exit the building.” Our former pro discusses loyalty in professional rugbyPlus, there’s all this…A debate on whether the 2021 tour will be the toughest in Lions historyBristol scrum-half Harry Randall talks belief, box-kicking and BearsShort-listed rugby images from the World Sports Photography AwardsFrance hooker Julien Marchand on how he’s overcome setbacks to thriveHow to run cheat lines – tips from Wales scrum-half Lloyd WilliamsRising Stars Jac Morgan and Louie JohnsonThe Secret Referee on the laws around replacementsInside the mind of Bath back-rower Josh BaylissA rant on the ‘captain’s challenge’ law trialAustralia referee Amy Perrett on preparing for the Tokyo OlympicsGrass-roots clubs newsCoach Dave Ward on his plans for Bristol Bears WomenRugby World magazine’s July 2021 issue is on sale from 8 June to 12 July 2021. TAGS: Highlight center_img FREE Lions wallchart with bumper edition of Rugby World magazineThe British & Irish Lions 2021 tour is less than a month away and the latest edition of Rugby World magazine is full of insight and interviews ahead of the series in South Africa. Plus, there is a FREE Lions wallchart.On top of all the Lions content, inside the bumper 124-page July 2021 edition we look ahead to the home nations’ summer Tests, analyse the role of the fly-half and explain how rugby transfers work, as well as much more.A dozen reasons to get the new issue of Rugby World1. Free Lions wallchartAll this year’s Lions fixtures, including kick-off times and TV details – and space for you to fill in the results as the tour goes on2. Lions player profilesThe complete guide to the 2021 British & Irish Lions squad, with in-depth profiles of every player selected by Warren GatlandLIONS 2021 LATEST NEWS3. Exclusive Lions interviewsWe speak to four members of this year’s touring party – Jack Conan, Stuart Hogg, Courtney Lawes and Liam Williams. Plus, Lions defence coach Steve Tandy reflects on his rugby journey while head of strength and conditioning Paul ‘Bobby’ Stridgeon talks tours, tides and treats4. South African viewpointSpringboks assistant coach Mzwandile Stick provides an insight into the world champions’ preparations and ambitions. Plus, Peter de Villiers, Jaque Fourie and Morné Steyn reflect on the Boks’ 2009 series win over the Lions5. Lions scrum-half analysisOur resident analyst, Sean Holley, assesses the skill-sets of Gareth Davies, Conor Murray and Ali Price – and names his pick for the No 9 shirt in South Africa6. The Springbok who lived in a caveFormer South Africa centre Gcobani Bobo discusses a life-changing experience with RW’s Alan Pearey7. The scrum battle Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Nathan Hughes’ new club use slightly NSFW video to announce signing as he leaves Wasps

first_imgTuesday Jan 15, 2019 Nathan Hughes’ new club use slightly NSFW video to announce signing as he leaves Wasps Wasps have today confirmed that Nathan Hughes will leave the club at the end of the season, along with Springbok fullback Willie le Roux. Hughes will go to Bristol Bears, who today released an amusing reveal video on social media.ADVERTISEMENTWasps Director of Rugby Dai Young said: “It’s always disappointing to lose players of such quality but this is professional sport and there isn’t much you can do about it. There are a number of factors that play a part in players’ decisions to move on and unfortunately these guys have opted to move onto pastures new for 2019/20.“Nathan arrived from New Zealand’s domestic scene and has risen to the top during his time at Wasps, going on to become an England international. It’s a credit to the Club that we’ve been able to help him realise his potential and although it’s a blow to lose such a quality player, we wish him all the best.”Wasps’ loss is Bristol’s gain, so they were celebrating the signing of the England number eight on instagram today, with a take on the classic scene from When Harry Met Sally.Hughes, who has made 118 appearances for Wasps, said: “It’s been a great six years at Wasps and even though it was a tough decision, I’m keen to test myself in a new environment. I’ll be sad to leave some great friends and teammates but I’d like to thank everyone for making the last six years so memorable and wish everyone involved with the Club the best for the future.”ADVERTISEMENTBristol coach Pat Lam said he is excited to have Hughes join the club.Le RouxSpringbok fullback Le Roux meanwhile has been linked with a move back to South Africa.ADVERTISEMENT“Willie joined Wasps at a time when he wasn’t a part of the Springboks side and since making the move here, he has rediscovered his form and shown that he is a world-class player which in turn has seen him restored to the national side, going on to make over 50 appearances,” said Young.“We’d like to place our thanks on record to Willie for his great service to the Club over the past two-and-a-half seasons.”Le Roux said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Wasps and would like to thank everyone involved with the Club for their support. I’ll continue to give my all till the end of the season in the Black and Gold.” Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… 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 ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ 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

Rangers win CSR award

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Rangers faced competition from Scottish Power, Marriott Hotels Scotland, BAA Scotland and Great Circle Communications Ltd. Rangers win CSR award Howard Lake | 9 September 2004 | Newscenter_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Rangers Football Club hsa been awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the National Business Awards for Scotland.The awards recognise and reward excellence, best practice and innovation in the Scottish business community.The Rangers Playing for Everyone Community Programme was short-listed in two categories, the Corporate Social Responsibility Award and the Orange Award for Bright Business, as a result of its charity, education, community football and Pride over Prejudice programmes. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

First convictions in Kurdish newspaper solidarity campaign trials

first_img “The conviction of Şanar Yurdatapan and İbrahim Aydın Bodur sends an unacceptable intimidatory message to Turkey’s civil society,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We demand their acquittal on appeal and the withdrawal of the proceedings against all the other participants in the solidarity campaign with Özgür Gündem. The speed with which pluralism has been dismantled in Turkey during the past six month shows how right they were to wage this campaign.” At the end of the hearing, Önderoğlu and RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire took part in a news conference outside the law courts in the Istanbul district of Çağlayan together with Fincancı and Cumhuriyet’s Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül. In a separate case on 11 January, the prosecutor requested ten-year jail terms for Gül and former Cumhuriyet editor Can Dündar (now living in self-imposed exile), for their revelations about Turkish arms deliveries to Islamist groups in Syria. He requested life imprisonment for their alleged source, opposition parliamentarian Enis Berberoğlu. The court’s verdict is expected on 1 March. Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit RSF’s representative in Turkey, Erol Önderoğlu, is currently on trial for the same reason – for being one of the 56 people who acted as the newspaper’s “editor for a day” in a campaign than ran from May to August last year. Thirty-six of them are being tried. The RSF delegation also visited the headquarters of the newspaper Cumhuriyet, 11 of whose employees have been in prison since the start of November, and met with relatives of the imprisoned journalists. Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News Özgür Gündem’s offices were placed under seal in August and it was dissolved by decree on 29 October. A total of 176 other media outlets have been shut down in the same way and more than 100 journalists are currently detained. The trial of Önderoğlu, Fincancı and Nesin meanwhile continued on 11 January with a large RSF delegation in attendance. The court limited itself to announcing that Özgür Gündem’s real editor, İnan Kızılkaya, will be tried separately, instead of with these three. The next hearing in the case of Önderoğlu, Fincancı and Nesin has been set for 21 March. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe Yurdatapan is also a well-known musician who was responsible for major civil disobedience campaigns against the persecution of intellectuals in the 1990s along with the writer Yaşar Kemal and the composer Zülfü Livaneli, and for a long time was the spokesman of the Initiative against Crimes of Conscience. News RSF_en Önderoğlu is being tried with two other participants in the same campaign in defence of media pluralism, the human rights defender Şebnem Korur Fincancı and the writer Ahmet Nesin. All three were jailed for 10 days last June. The two convicted yesterday were the well-known human rights defender Şanar Yurdatapan and the publisher İbrahim Aydın Bodur. They were given 15-month suspended jail terms and fines of 6,000 lira (1,500 euros) on charges of “terrorist propaganda” and “publishing aterrorist organization’s communiqués.” Turkey is ranked 151st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. The already disturbing media situation in Turkey has become critical under the state of emergency declared in the wake of last July’s failed coup.center_img Receive email alerts Organisation Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more Yurdatapan was convicted on the basis of two articles published by Özgür Gündem on 18 June. One described the actions of the Turkish armed forces in the mainly Kurdish southeast of the country. The other referred to the deaths of three members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in armed clashes. to go further News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled by the first two convictions yesterday in a series of trials in Istanbul of well-known participants in solidarity campaign with the persecuted Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem, and the intimidatory nature of the suspended prison sentences handed down by the court. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe April 28, 2021 Find out more January 14, 2017 First convictions in Kurdish newspaper solidarity campaign trials April 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Turkey News A big RSF delegation in Istanbullast_img read more

‘We Don’t Want Hospitals To Be Potential Jatugrihas’ : Bombay High Court on Frequent Hospital Fires in Maharashtra

first_imgNews Updates’We Don’t Want Hospitals To Be Potential Jatugrihas’ : Bombay High Court on Frequent Hospital Fires in Maharashtra Sharmeen Hakim29 April 2021 6:59 AMShare This – x Taking judicial note of the frequent hospital fires in the State of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court said it would expand the scope of the PILs regarding Covid-management on Thursday and asked the civic authorities to ensure all the hospitals are fire compliant. “First there was an incident in Bhandup, then in Virar, then Nashik, and now in Thane. We are going to expand the scope of this writ… Shouldn’t you conduct fire audits in every hospital?” Chief Justice Dipankar Datta asked, noting that four patients died at a hospital in the Thane hospital yesterday. The CJ cited the ancient Indian epic Mahabharata to make his point. “We do not want these hospitals to be potential Jatugrihas. Patients are coming there to be treated,” he said. In the Mahabharata, Jatugriha, was the house of wax built by the Kauravas as a trap to kill the Pandavas by fire. During the hearing, the division bench of CJ and Justice GS Kulkarni asked the civic body and State authorities how were these hospitals getting permission or fire NOCs, unless someone was compromising in the rules. The bench further said that there must be compliance of fire norms by every hospital. “The safety of a patient is of paramount importance. All Municipal Corporations of the State Government need to ensure an audit is done in every hospital,” Justice Kulkarni said during the hearing. Senior Advocate Anil Sakhare appearing for the BMC, said they would be conducting audits in hospitals. The Court also took note of a viral social media post about an octogenarian who allegedly gave up his bed for a younger patient in Nagpur. “How does this reflect on your healthcare system? Had we woken up earlier, both could have lived. Had we been a bit more vigilant, we could have avoided this situation. It is our collective failure that has got us here. ” the Chief justice said during the hearing. Regarding the issue of vaccination, the bench said the State could consider having time slots so that people don’t flock for immunisation after the petioner’s lawyer Arshil shah and senior advocate Mihir Desai (in another hearing) companied about the long queues. It further asked the State and the Centre to look into the requirement of Aadhaar cards for vaccination. Advocate Rajesh Inamdar, appearing for one of the petitioners- Nilesh Navlakha- said the State should give details of contract tracing of those who had come from the Kumbh Mela and WB as people are not getting testing before entering the State. The bench refused the request by stating that citizens are also callous. “We can’t blame the officials for everything. The Court said that the government should consider a strict lockdown for 15 days, the way it was implemented last year. “Even now people are going out without any reason. At least for 15 days let us all be home.” the chief justice said. The Court was hearing two PILs, on the improper management of the covid-19 crisis in Maharashtra. The first petition is filed by advocate Sneha Marjari, represented by advocates Simil Purohit and Arshil Shah, and the second by Nilesh Navlakha, represented by advocate Rajesh Inamdar. (SNEHA NIRAV MARJADI vs State of Maharashtra) TagsMaharashtra Chief Justice Dipankar Datta Justice GS Kulkarni Hospital Fires Next Storylast_img read more

GP advisor warns of hospitals becoming overwhelmed with Covid cases

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleGardai investigate sexual assault incident in BallybofeyNext articleWeather set to become unsettled, rain and wind expected tomorrow News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews GP advisor warns of hospitals becoming overwhelmed with Covid cases Google+ Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – October 18, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Hospitals will soon become overwhelmed if we don’t clamp down on rising Covid-19 cases, that’s according to a GP advisor to the HSE.1,276 new cases were confirmed nationally with 43 new cases in Donegal.As of 8pm last night, there were 14 Covid patients in Letterkenny University hospital and 2 in intensive care.Cabinet is due to meet tomorrow to discuss what additional restrictions should be imposed.A meeting of Government leaders broke up last night without any decision on NPHET’s recommendation of Level 5.Dr Ray Walley says the level of cases in the country is considerable:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/walley-virus1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Get networking to get ahead

first_imgGet networking to get aheadOn 25 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Networkingis an essential skill for people who are serious about progressing, writesStephanie SparrowMostof the HR profession is unnecessarily reluctant to network. So says David Butcher,director of the general management programmes group at Cranfield School ofManagement and author of  the newlypublished Smart management – using politics in organisations.Butcher’sbook refers to networking as “the motor of political fluency” whichhelps generate support and identify key issues but he is worried that HRprofessionals are being left behind.Hetells PersonnelToday.com: “HR professionals don’t seem to understand thesubject very well – either for their careers or for achieving what they need toget done within their jobs.”Addedto this lack of knowledge is a self-defeating prophecy. Many HR people thinkthat the rest of their organisation doesn’t see them as important, and so don’tproject themselves as someone worth networking with. This means they denythemselves access to people of influence or become excluded from theinformation loop.Butcheradvises “getting into the airspace of the right people,” but as anexpert on the cut and thrust of corporate life, stresses the distinctionbetween cosying up to the boss and good networking. The latter happens when youare the purveyor or holder of valuable information.Beuseful, agrees Network UK member Brigit Egan who believes that networking –whether it be at the annual company conference or by the coffee vending machine– should be grounded in good behaviour. Eganis director for the north for Coutts Consulting Group which works withindividuals and organisations in change and is winner of the Woman ofAchievement Award 2000.    “Begenuine, be yourself and always offer something in return,” she says.”There may be some way you can help the other party and ensure that it isa win/win situation.”Eganagrees that HR professionals need to network within their own organisations toensure that they have the ear of other decision makers, and share ideas withtheir peer group outside four corporate walls but she also values an even widernetworking circle. Monthly meetings of Network UK, which is a women’s businessassociation of professionals from different environments has helped her here. “Networkingis a vital part of managing one’s career,” she says, “and HR peopleneed to build a networking database not only of senior managers within theirorganisations but also from outside, such as informal mentors who may be fromother professions, or neighbouring firms in a business park.”Thismay take time, but it is well-spent. No one should feel selfish doing this andshould remember that it can bring benefits to the business she says. Networkingis a way of finding out what’s new and topical and this can be helpful to youremployer.Andin return she says, “Be someone who others want to keep up with and wantto hear from.”Eventhough the current concept of networking came into its own in the jittery 1970swhen a wave of job-searches and job losses demonstrated the value of contactswho could help with a career move, Americans are traditionally seen as itsoriginators of networking, so PersonnelToday.com sought the views ofPennsylvania-based HR specialist and business author Peter R Garber.Garberis manager of affirmative action (known in UK as equal opportunities) forutilities giant PPG Industries in Pittsburgh and author of books such as Every working person’s survival guide.Garberreminds us that most of the best jobs are not on the open market but foundthrough networking. “Itis an inverse ratio relationship,” he tells PersonnelToday.com.”Approximately 90 per cent of job seekers use the open job market such asnewspaper ads or internet sites but only 10-20 per cent of the jobs are to befound there. Conversely, through networking, 90 per cent of the total number ofjobs available are to found by only about 10-20 per cent of job seekers usingthis means.”  AsGarber sees it, by networking you are not just promoting your profile, butsafeguarding your future and as portfolio careers have become the by-word forthe new millennium, networking is definitely a key skill.TOPFIVE NETWORKING TIPS1  Do it regularly and keep a database of thosewith whom you have networked. 2  Keep in touch with those on your databaseand always seek to expand it3  Use it to research other peoples’ expertiseand to promote your own4  Use it to be genuinely helpful – you reapwhat you sow5  Network outside your organisation as well aswithin it. Peer groups and social contacts offer many valuable perspectives. Comments are closed. last_img read more

USA: NAVSTA Norfolk Takes Safety for Ride

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Training & Education View post tag: Defence View post tag: Ride’ View post tag: NAVSTA Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk, with the support of the Norfolk Navy Exchange and the Sewells Point Safety Office, hosted the 3rd Annual Hampton Roads Military Motorcycle Safety Ride and Bike Show, May 3.The 135-mile motorcycle ride provided an opportunity to ride with co-workers while promoting the safe operation of motorcycles in a group environment. The free event was open to all personnel with Department of Defense decals on their motorcycles and a current Motorcycle Safety Foundation Rider’s Safety Course card.Guest Speaker, Rear Adm. Kenneth Norton, commander of Naval Safety Center, reminded participants to always take proper precautions before getting out on the road.“Before you ride remember three E’s: equipment, environment, and ego,” he said. “Check that your motorcycle is operating up to standards, consider what environmental hazards you may endure such as heavy rain or crosswinds, and make sure to check your ego. Just because you are an experienced rider, does not mean you will not fall prey to the same mistakes as a rookie rider. These are lessons not only for today’s ride, but for every ride.”Machinist Mate 1st Class David Kronberg, one of the event coordinators and participants, said events like these are critical to raise awareness of motorcycle safety especially with the impending warmer weather signifying the start of the riding season.“Safety is critical for us as military members,” said Kronberg. “We strive to ensure our on-duty activities are safe and controlled through operational risk management and other safety mechanisms. However, when Sailors are off duty, they often act as if safety does not apply to them anymore. It is very important for them to remember that safety needs to be practiced around the clock, on and off duty.”Prior to the ride, each participant conducted a pre-ride safety inspection of their motorcycle that included checking the frame, oil, lights, tires, and ensuring they had the required personal protective equipment (PPE). Required PPE for Navy motorcycle riders includes long-sleeve shirts, full-length pants, boots, full-finger gloves, shatter-proof eyewear, an approved helmet and a reflective vest.Safety is one of the key areas of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Navy and Marine Corps.Kronberg said there is usually a correlation between warmer weather and an increase in motorcycle accidents, but commands can do their part to keep their Sailors informed and safe.“If supervisors and Sailors stay proactive about ensuring their motorcycle riders attend required training, and work to promote traffic safety in general, we can all have a safer driving experience,” said Kronberg.Kronberg continued by saying Navy safety officials have found lack of training to be one of the leading causes of accidents. Even Sailors with proper training may still be a risk because they fail to exercise good judgment and ride beyond their skill level in a moment of adrenaline rush.In addition to good judgment, Kronberg said it is imperative for motorcyclists to be on the lookout for potential hazards“Being aware of potential hazards on the road ahead of them can allow for extra time and room to avoid those hazards,” said Kronberg. “One of the biggest hazards to a motorcycle rider is the distracted drivers around them, such as people texting and talking on their phones.”Sailors who took part in the event said they enjoyed the opportunity to ride with other shipmates.“The ride gave us a chance to get together and have fun with other riders from the area,” said Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Brightman, an avid motorcycle rider assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). “We learned new skills and helped early riders by pointing potential problems they may have. It is important to me because I have the chance to police my shipmates and let them know if their bike is safe to ride.”A bike show was held in the Navy Exchange parking lot following the conclusion of the ride. Food and motorcycle gear vendors were present and prizes were given for best sport bike, best cruiser, best custom job and people’s choice. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) received a trophy for being the command with the most riders present.[mappress]Press Release, May 6, 2013 View post tag: Norfolk View post tag: safetycenter_img USA: NAVSTA Norfolk Takes Safety for Ride View post tag: takes Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: NAVSTA Norfolk Takes Safety for Ride Share this article May 6, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Firm keeps lid on hazardous dusts

first_imgManufacturer Dustcontrol UK is offering a range of air cleaners and vacuum cleaning systems for the bakery market, to guard against the dangers of airborne particles to bakers’ health.For example, suction casing can be placed at each area where flour is used, so it doesn’t escape any further into the air. Vacuum cleaning accessories can also be used to clean equipment and fixtures that accumulate dust residue.Dustcontrol said its systems don’t necessarily mean the inclusion of big fans and filter units, but that small machines can be very effective. Products available include the DC AirCube, an air cleaner that removes airborne dust from small spaces. It works by circulating the air through a filter. The AirCube has been designed to separate fine and hazardous dusts down to 0.3 microns.The DC AirCube 2000, is a powerful single-phase air cleaner, and has a capacity of 1800m3/h. It features a pre-filter and microfilter of 10m2. There is also an indicator light that lets the operator know when the filter needs changing. The Aircube is made using alu-zinc coated sheet metal and the fan unit features two speed settings.[http://www.dustcontrol.co.uk]last_img read more