first_imgAs more companies call on the services of occupational health nurses, demandfor education at various levels will increase. Nurse educators should aim to raise the profile of education in the sectorand enhance the quality of student learning. Another growing role is working with and providing critical comment ongovernment and national policies which affect OH education. The Association of Occupational Health Nurse Educators (UK) exists for anumber of reasons: as a forum to support and coordinate discussion, developmentand networking; to formu- late and maintain an up-to-date database of nursingeducation courses and providers; and to provide information and support forproviders of occupational health nursing education. It is also there to encourage links between educators and OH nurseemployers, and to provide learning opportunities and an environment to preparecompetent OHN practitioners. We aim to take the initiative in working with all multidisciplinary andmulti-agency teams, to disseminate and exchange good practice in OH and safety.All nurse educators who are involved in full- or part-time OHN education canuse the association as a support network as well as a forum. In order for AOHNE to make a positive contribution to future developments instandards in OH education, many of us have actively contributed to theGovernment’s public health agenda1. Also, occupational health nurse educators should be sensitive to our marketrequirements by working proactively with stakeholders to ensure the educationof OH nurses is progressive, effective and efficient. We must, I believe, continue to offer a full range of OH nursing coursesfrom the traditional course to those at degree level. In order to share good practice the AOHNE has started to communicate via ourown occupational health website. And we have been increasing contacts with our international colleagues viathe OH web2; which also lists all providers of OHN education. I invite alloccupational health practioners to work with us to promote and improve thehealth and safety of people at work. References 1 DOH,1999, OHN: Making a difference in the workplace 2 www.mailbase.ac.uk/lists/occ-health/ Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Together we can improve standardsOn 1 Jun 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — On Monday, April 22nd, at 6:30 p.m., Neta Jane Doris, Winfield, will present the program “Exodusters in Kansas” to Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society members and guests at the Best of Orient meeting room, 114 E. Lincoln, Wellington.Exodusters was a name given to African Americans who migrated from states along the Mississippi River to Kansas in the late nineteenth century, as part of the Exoduster Movement or Exodus of 1879. It was the first general migration of blacks following the U.S. Civil War.The meal begins at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting at 6:30 p.m.. There is no charge for the program and everyone is welcome. For possible bad weather cancellation, contact Best of the Orient at 620-399-8575.When two of Neta Jane Doris’s former high school classmates and friends asked her to do their family history, Doris was only too happy to help them out.Doris had been involved in several family history projects, found ancestors and descendants for several, reconnected family members, begun family reunions, and published a family history on her mother’s side of the family.She was glad to help her friends out.“I’ve been researching for about 40 years,” Doris said, “I just love the research. Actually, when I’m researching, they almost feel like my family.”Doris, who did the bulk of this research prior to the age of computers, learned that her two friends were not only the descendants of “Exodusters”, or African-American slaves freed by emancipation, they were also related to each other.“The more I researched, the more interested I became,” Doris said, adding that it took several months to find much of the information and expand their family trees.“There were about three years when there was a mass exodus,” Doris said, adding that most Exodusters came to Kansas between 1879 and 1881 and many were from Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas where circulars were passed out by both black and white people to entice the new settlers to Kansas.Doris said that the mass exodus “happened so fast and so suddenly that it caused a Congressional investigation.”Doris’ has focused her research in Pawnee, Hodgeman, and Edwards counties in Kansas, where her friends’ families homesteaded, but the techniques she used can be used to further your research in other areas.“Over 40,000 poor black people emigrated during that time,” Doris said, “they were kind of led to believe that they would get money and land, and that didn’t happen.”Doris said that she will “speak about the general history of the Exodusters and talk a little” about the people who settled in Kansas: one family who was involved in the Underground Railroad, one family whose owner (and father) freed them and gave them money to move, and Lutie Lytle, who became the first woman black lawyer in Tennessee in 1897 and was the first black woman to be admitted to the Kansas bar.“Sometimes families were torn apart and you never get them back together again,” Doris said.For those genealogists and family historians searching for their own Exoduster history, Doris said that she will bring along a copy of the circular used to advertise settling in Kansas as well as books and articles, census and land records, and share information on some of the resources that she used, and also how and where she found the information.According to Doris, many of the citizens in Larned today are descended from the Exodusters.“They were some of the earliest settlers in that part of Kansas,” Doris said, “they showed a lot of strength and determination.”last_img read more

first_imgFacebook154Tweet0Pin0The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce a night no Los Lobos fan will want to miss! The band’s wordsmith Louie Perez once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music “the soundtrack of the barrio.” After four decades, three Grammys, the global success of “La Bamba,” and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe, Los Lobos is still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in a garage in 1973.When they get in the studio, the results are every bit as culturally rich, musically rocking and lyrically provocative as they were back in the day. The band’s new album, Gates of Gold, is their first full length studio album since 2010’s Tin Can Trust (a Grammy nominee for Best Americana Album) and second with Savoy/429 Records. The dynamic songwriting, deeply poetic lyrics, thoughtful romantic and spiritual themes and eclectic blend of styles on the 11 track collection has resulted in an American saga in the rich literary tradition of legendary authors John Steinbeck and William Faulkner.Executive Director Jill Barnes commented, “I jumped at the idea of booking this legendary group and bringing decades of loved jams to the heart of downtown Olympia and our community of music lovers”.Exclusive FRIENDS of the Center presale begins Tuesday, May 14 at noon.General tickets on sale Tuesday, May 21 at noon.Become a FRIEND of the Center with your donation today. Read more on the Washington Center for the Performing Arts website. Purchase tickets in person, by phone at 360-753-8586, or online at the Washington Center for the Performing Art’s website.DATE: Tuesday, October 1 2019TIME: 7:30 pmVENUE: Washington Center Main Stage, 512 Washington St. SECOST: Tickets: $35 $53 $79 $99For more information about upcoming events please visit the Washington Center for the Performing Arts website or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.last_img read more

first_imgBy John BurtonLITTLE SILVER — It’s sort of a two-for-one for the borough as Monmouth County officials have agreed to repave Seven Bridges Road as it undergoes work to replace a bridge.Mayor Robert Neff Jr. said he raised the issue of doing the additional roadwork during a recent conversation with Joseph Ettore, the county’s head engineer. Officials acknowledged it has been about 19 years since the street was last paved. County roads are usually repaved every 12 to 20 years.Freeholder Director John Curley agreed with Neff and Ettore’s assessment, and Curley offered the freeholders’ support by sending a letter to borough officials to that affect, Neff said.The county’s plan is to resurface Seven Bridges Road, CR-33, from the area of Gooseneck Bridge on the Oceanport border to Rumson Road, about a 1.7-mile stretch, according to William Heine, a county spokesman.The roadway’s condition has “been kind of spotty,” Neff said, noting the potholes, cracks and faded striping running along it. Toward the Oceanport end, the road has had a tendency to flood during rainstorms, which has taken its toll. Compounding the situation, recent utility work done prior to the bridge replacement on the northern end in Little Silver has had an impact on Seven Bridges Road. “Parts of it are in pretty rough shape,” Neff said.Given the current project under way, the time that has lapsed since it was last repaved, and Little Silver’s request, county officials agreed it would be an opportune time to do the work, Heine said. “It was a good call by both parties.”The county began its $2.7 million bridge replacement project earlier this month and a portion of the road is expected to be closed for roughly six months. Contractors are replacing an aging timber bridge over Little Silver Creek Road, in the area of Point Road School.The resurfacing is expected to dovetail with the bridge replacement project and the work will be done while traffic is detoured, Heine said.The repaving is budgeted at $320,000 and is part of the county’s annual $5 million road resurfacing work that paves about 20 to 25 miles of county road, based upon current condition and age, Heine said.“It’s nice to get it all done while the bridge replacement is going forward, while the road is closed for a bit,” Neff said. “I’m happy it’s not on the dime of the Little Silver taxpayers.”last_img read more

first_img“The score is very indicative of the match,” Moreira said.“The is the type of match that both teams deserved to win and we were lucky to win it,” he added.Mount Sentinel opened the tournament Thursday in power pool play losing to Langley Christina 15-13 in the third game.The Cats were able to bounce back to edge tournament host Immaculate 15-13 in the third game of the three-set match before defeating Southridge to advance as the top seed in the pool.“Had we lost, we would be seeded fifth after power pool play . . . our pool was that close,” Moreira explained.Seeded first, Mount Sentinel breezed through Friday play dumping 16th seed Ebenezer quite comfortably 3-0 in the best-of-five and eighth ranked Cedars Christian, also 3-0.“We lost in the fourth and it seemed every time we created an opportunity to push back we couldn’t keep our serves in the court,” said Moreira.Saturday’s bronze medal match concluded a six-year journey for three players Malin Chernoff, Kyra Makortoff and Madia Rehwald.The trio started playing the sport in Grade 6 at Brent Kennedy Elementary and were provided a solid foundation for the program since for the past years.The other two seniors graduating are Lexi Tarasoff and Allison Perepelkin.The bronze medal increases the school volleyball medal count to four gold, three silver and 10 bronze.Host Immaculata defeated Langley Christian 3-2 in the best-of-five final to capture the provincial title.Next year, in 2015, the tournament returns to the Kootenays as Mount Sentinel as the host school. For five seniors Saturday’s bronze medal victory in Kelowna culminated hours of work in the gym, time riding on the bus to attend tournaments and months of late nights completing homework after practice during the senior girl’s volleyball season.The Wildcats made their last game a memorable one after scoring a three set victory over Southridge of Surrey Saturday at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships at Immaculata Gymnasium in the Central Okanagan City.Mount Sentinel, ranked third overall entering the tournament, defeated Southridge 24-26, 26-24, 16-14.“The last two years for all five seniors was about preparing for “an opportunity” to win a blue banner,” said Mount Sentinel head coach Joe Moreira.“We didn’t achieve our goal, but we are so proud of our effort and commitment to this singular goal; a somewhat silly goal, but laudable nonetheless.“We did everything we could have.”Moreira said the bronze medal match was an “incredible” played match delivered by both teams.Southridge was trying to avenge an earlier loss during round robin play to the Wildcats while the Kootenay reps were simply trying to put a nice finishing cap on what has been an great season.In the end, Mount Sentinel’s seniors were able to deliver the school’s tenth bronze and 17th medal in the program’s history.last_img read more

first_imgThe Kootenay Wild offence misfired this past weekend as the local club dropped a pair of games to Fraser Valley Rush at the NDCC Arena.Fraser Valley scored two identical 3-0 BC Hockey Female AAA Hockey League wins in Nelson.Nicole Wong led the Rush offence, scoring goals in each of the two games.Also scoring were Taylor Reanna Rodin, Hunter Joseph, Sarah Merx and Nicola Murray. Danielle Wierenga registered a pair of shutouts for Fraser Valley.The two losses keeps the Wild winless in six start in BC Hockey Female League standings.Fraser Valley improves to 3-2-1.Kootenay has a week off before returning to action in Campbell River, October 23 against Vancouver Island Seals.The Kootenay Wild consists of players from Kimberley, Cranbrook, Robson, Castlegar, Rossland, Fruitvale, Nelson, Nakusp and Grand Forks.The FMAAA program was initiated in the 2007-2008 season in response to the membership’s desire to provide an opportunity for elite female hockey players to come together on zone teams to challenge other elite female Midget teams.The league has had nearly 100 players move on to post-secondary hockey opportunities.last_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2017)–The 50th annual Santa Anita Jockeys vs. Holy Angels Elementary School Charity Basketball Game will be played Thursday, Feb. 23 at La Salle High School in Pasadena, with proceeds to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), Holy Angels athletic program and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.Given the historic nature of the game, individual jockey sponsors, representing a wide array of racing industry stakeholders, will lend financial support to this worthy cause.  Tip off is scheduled for 7:15 p.m., with admission doors opening at 6:15 p.m.Hall of Fame jockeys Kent Desormeaux, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Mike Smith, Alex Solis and Gary Stevens will all be available at center court for an autograph session beginning at 6:30 p.m.The following jockeys, with individual sponsors have committed to the Feb. 23 event: GAME TO BE PLAYED AT LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL IN PASADENA & WILL FEATURE BROAD BASED INDIVIDUAL JOCKEY SPONSORSHIP                 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.                                     Richard Baltas                Tyler Baze                                                           Dennis O’Neill Racing                Rafael Bejarano                                               Eclipse Racing                Brice Blanc                                                          Ruis Racing                Mario Gutierrez                                               J. Paul Reddam, Cash Call                Chad Lindsay                                                     Phil D’Amato                Corey Nakatani                                               M. Auerbach, LLC.                Flavien Prat                                                       LNJ Foxwoods                Mike Smith                                                        West Point Thoroughbreds                Austin Solis                                                        Solis Bloodstock                Joe Talamo                                                         KM Racing, Inc.                Jamie Theriot                                                    ERJ Racingcenter_img                 TVG’s Kurt Hoover will be coaching the jockey squad for the 16th consecutive year and Hoover, himself a cager of note at Arcadia High School, circa 1980, likes the way his lineup looks with the recent addition of Corey Nakatani.“Corey’s such a great competitor, and I really mean that,” said Hoover.  “We don’t expect him to score a lot of points, but he comes to play and he helps set the tone for the other guys.  He was riding in Arkansas last year, so it’s great to have him back.  With Drayden (Van Dyke) out (due to injury) this year, we’re missing our best shooter, so we’re going to be getting Kent (Desormeaux) the ball quite a bit more.  It’s always fun!”The PDJF helps assist permanently disabled jockeys nationwide, while the Eye on Jacob Foundation, named for Jacob Desormeaux, who is the 18-year-old son of Hall of Fame jockey, Kent, benefits those suffering from Usher’s Syndrome.  An extremely rare neurological disorder, Usher’s Syndrome causes progressive loss of hearing, imbalance, and eventual loss of sight in approximately 14,000 children in the United States.Tickets are five dollars per person, and for every two tickets purchased, individuals receive one free admission ticket to The Great Race Place.La Salle High School is located at the southwest corner of Sierra Madre Blvd. in Pasadena, approximately four miles from Santa Anita.  Admission tickets and promotional tee shirts are on sale now at Champions! Gifts and Apparel in Santa Anita’s East Paddock Gardens, or through Holy Angels Elementary School in Arcadia.last_img read more

first_imgDivers Hyundai will hold their open weekend this Saturday and Sunday 9-10 November at their Canal Road, Letterkenny premises as part of Hyundai’s National Event.The weekend will see the official launch of the Kona Hybrid that will compliment the already popular Kona petrol, diesel and electric that has made the Kona a most popular model in the Hyundai family.The all new full electric IONIQ will also be launched, this stylish car combines effortless elegance with cutting edge technology, a truly stunning car. New Hyundai Kona HybridBefore Christmas they will have in stock the all new Hyundai i10 that is certainly going to be another best seller.What can one say about the Tucson that hasn’t already been said. This week four years ago the Tucson was launched and since then it has taken the motoring world by storm and continues to be a best seller.This year saw the Tucson getting a facelift that has just taken it to another new level. The range also includes the ever popular i20: i30: i30 Fastback and our classic 7 seater the Santa Fe.201 DL 4UAre you thinking about a new Hyundai for 2020? The sales team at Divers Hyundai will be on duty from 10am on Saturday morning 9th November until 5pm Saturday evening and again on Sunday 10th November from 11am to 4pm to discuss your own individual requirements for your new 201 DL registration. New 2020 Hyundai i10Let us arrange your FinanceTalk in confidence to the team at Divers Hyundai about your finance requirements and they will put together a package that will suit each individual requirement.HYUNDAI OFFERS FOR 2020When purchasing a new car you can choose from 5 Years Free Servicing: Scrappage up to €5,000: or 3.9% APR Finance. You also automatically qualify for the following 3 benefits as standard: 5 Years AA Roadside assist: 5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty: 5 Years Complimentary Health Check.Hyundai offers Irish motorists the best of all world’s with five driving options. From a superior choice of petrol models, innovative diesel models featuring the latest euro 6 technology and the choice of Hybrid, plug-in Hybrid and Full Electric, Divers Hyundai welcomes customers old and new along to our Open Weekend this weekend.Visit www.facebook.com/divers.hyundai or www.diversgarage.ieThe Kona Hybrid arrives for Divers Hyundai Open Weekend was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Diver’s HyundaiHyundaikona hybridopen eventlast_img read more

first_imgQPR got to half-time on level terms at Hillsborough after absorbing plenty of pressure from the home side.Kieran Lee went shot wide early on after being found by Jack Hunt’s cross, and Ross Wallace also went close for Sheffield Wednesday when he fired just over.Rangers had another let-off when Atdhe Nuhiu was just unable to connect with Daniel Pudil’s cross.And Nuhiu was denied by a good save from keeper Alex Smithies after the Owls target man got through on goal just after the half-hour mark.At the other end, Gabriele Angella headed wide from a corner.Angella came in for Paul Konchesky as a part of a defensive reshuffle, while January signing Nasser El Khayati was handed his full QPR debut.Junior Hoilett and Jamie Mackie were dropped to the bench.QPR: Smithies, Onuoha, Angella, Hall, Perch, Phillips, Henry, Luongo, Tozser, El Khayati, Washington.Subs: Ingram, Diakite, Chery, Mackie, Petrasso, Hoilett, Polter.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgThe first phase of Wild Pointe Ranch, a housing development in Elizabeth, Colorado, about 30 miles south of Denver, has sold out. The first five model homes completed for the next phase – which is expected to total 110 homes – will be available for viewing next fall, but with a green angle to their marketing pitch: like the rest of the homes that will be built at Wild Pointe Ranch, the models will be constructed to qualify for LEED for Homes Platinum certification, making WPR one of the largest LEED Platinum communities in the U.S.Accordingly, the developer, C&A Companies, and partner Energy Environmental Corporation, a Denver-based HVAC specialist, are soliciting funding, sustainable-construction products, and marketing services from additional, prospective partners. The development team, which already has five builders onboard, last week released a request for information (click here for PDF) from businesses interested in supplying any of the following products and services:• Promotion of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship• Sustainable design, materials, construction methods, and integrated building components• Products for improved air quality and low-VOC construction materials,• Renewable-energy components for smart-grid and grid-connected applications• Recycled/reused materials (ideally within 500 miles of Elizabeth, Colorado)• Foundation and advanced framing systems• Interior and exterior finishes• Insulation, weatherization, sheathing, roofing, windows and doors• Plumbing system components, and fixtures for reducing water consumption• CFL and LED lighting, integrated controls, and reduction of miscellaneous electrical loads• Energy Star criteria and high-efficiency appliances• Landscaping plants, components and controls for low energy and water usage• Whole-house automation and controls (BACnet- and/or ZigBee-compliant devices)• Advanced-technology HVAC systems (heat pumps, solar cooling, ERV/HRVs)• Renewable-systems financing and green investment partnersResponses to the request for information are due by December 11.Marketing a big green communityThe developers say they will spend more than $500,000 promoting the project at a special fall event they’re calling ENERGY freedom Festival of Homes, which will use the five model homes to highlight the affordability, design, building envelopes, sustainable materials, and energy systems of WPR housing.The new houses at WPR will be serviced by ground-source heat pumps as well as solar and wind power systems, which collectively are expected to provide enough energy to power the HVAC and domestic hot water system of each home, making them 50% to 70% more efficient than conventionally constructed homes of comparable size.The developers add that the project will create about 150 jobs for workers directly involved in WPR construction and about 185 more jobs in businesses that will help supply products and services during the build-out.Energy Environmental Corporation is hardly new to LEED for Homes standards. The company supervised construction of a LEED Platinum home that, before completion, was featured on the 2008 Energy Star Summit Tour for homes built in Colorado. The same home, which was built and is owned by EEC president Al Wallace, also will be the demonstration house for the 2009 Energy Star Summit in Denver on December 9.last_img read more