Walk Georgia 2014

first_imgWalk Georgia is encouraging state residents to take steps, literally, to improve their health. While the spring session of this University of Georgia Extension program has started, it’s not too late to join in; registration for the free 12-week program continues through March 10.Georgia has one of the highest obesity rates in the nation. In an effort to change lifestyles, Walk Georgia, promotes increasing physical activity among residents of all ages at the most local level. Through a $1 million, three-year grant, The Coca-Cola Foundation is partnering with Walk Georgia to further this fight against the obesity epidemic. “The spring 2014 Walk Georgia session is about empowerment,” said Deborah Murray, associate dean for extension and outreach in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “While Walk Georgia continues to inspire and equip Georgians to improve their health through physical activity, The Coca-Cola Foundation’s gift has empowered us at Walk Georgia to grow our statewide reach and to ramp up our program’s offerings in an effort to educate and support all Georgians in combatting obesity and increasing physical activity.” The grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation will aid Walk Georgia in achieving its goal of growing to 100,000 participants over the next three years. The program also hopes to decrease the number of physically inactive people in each Georgia county by 5 percent. The grant will provide for an enhanced website, improved Walk Georgia services and increased growth of the program at the local level. “The partnership with The Coca-Cola Foundation is extremely important in benefitting the health of Georgians, especially when it comes to promoting physical activity,” Murray said. “No single entity has the resources to address this issue, so we must partner together to help Georgians.” “Supporting Walk Georgia is another example of Coca-Cola’s commitment to help people lead active, healthy lifestyles,” said Lori George Billingsley, vice president of community relations, Coca-Cola North America. “This commitment starts with our home state of Georgia.” Walk Georgia, run jointly by UGA Extension and the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, is in its seventh year of providing residents with the opportunity to virtually “walk” the state through the use of an online physical activity log and corresponding web-based map. The program publishes a newsletter that includes recipes as well as information on varying wellness and nutrition topics, health-related apps and websites and state parks. “We need to make physical activity a part of our culture and daily lives through programs that are not dependent on a fee or a gym,” Murray said. “To me, the beauty of Walk Georgia is that it meets people where they are. Because it’s a community-based program, there’s something in it for everyone.” Walk Georgia’s spring 2014 campaign runs through April 26. Participants may register online through March 10 at the Walk Georgia website www.walkgeorgia.org. Those who register for the spring session are eligible for discounted tickets to the Atlanta Hawks-Denver Nuggets game on March 15. Registration and tickets can also be found on the Walk Georgia website. For more information on Walk Georgia, see www.walkgeorgia.org.For more information on the UGA Obesity Initiative, see obesity.ovpr.uga.edu.last_img read more

Exterus ia sponsor of 2007 Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk

first_imgExterus Technology for Business, an information technology company located in Shelburne has been named a bronze sponsor for the 2007 Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk.Girls on the Run is an experiential program for girls in grades three through eight that combines lessons on physical, mental, and emotional development with a community service project and training for the 5K run/walk. The 5K is the culmination of the program, and a celebration of each participant. The 5K is a non-competitive, family-friendly event where everyone is a winner! In 2005, over 1200 enthusiastic girls, families and community members participated to celebrate their health!The 2007 Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, June 10, 10:00 a.m. at the UVM Cross Country Course in Burlington, Vermont.Exterus Technology for Business provides hardware, software and services for all small – mid-size business information needs. To learn more about available products and services, call 802.658.8225 or visit www.exterusbusiness.com(link is external).last_img read more

Chilean Navy Receives a Patrol Boat and Increases its Capacities

first_imgBy Carolina Contreras/Diálogo August 22, 2016 The Chilean Navy has incorporated a new oceanic patrol vessel that has logistical control, surveillance, and maritime rescue capabilities. It is operating in the country’s southern region, including Antarctic territory. The fourth patrol boat, called OPV 84 “Cabo Odger,” was fully built by the Chilean company “Astilleros y Maestranza de la Armada” (ASMAR; “Naval Armory and Shipbuilding,” in English). The OPV 84 “Cabo Odger” involved an investment of approximately US$60 million. It was conceived as part of the Chilean Navy’s Danubio IV Project, which calls for the construction of six such patrol vessels for use in patrols; surveillance; controlling and combating pollution; maintaining navigational aids; providing support to remote areas; and for use as a maritime search and rescue service covering the entire Exclusive Economic Zone (ZEE) from the North to the South of the country. To date, the following are in operation: the OPV 81 “Piloto Pardo,” built in 2008 for use in the 2nd Naval Zone of Talcahuano, in the South of the country; OPV 82 “Comandante Toro,” completed in 2009 and commissioned in the 4th Naval Zone, Iquique, in the North; and the third OPV 83 “Marinero Fuentealba,” incorporated into the service of the Navy in 2014 in the 3rd Naval Zone, home port of Punto Arenas, at the southern tip of the country. “Cabo Odger” will operate in the 5th Naval Zone, Puerto Montt, in the South.It was officially inaugurated on August 3rd during an official christening ceremony at ASMAR’s industrial plant in Talcahuano. “We have the birth of a new boat into the service of the country,” said Admiral Enrique Larrañaga, Navy Commander in Chief, during the launching ceremony. He was also accompanied by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Chile’s Minister of Defense, José Antonio Gómez. Technical Capacities It took a year and three months to finish building this patrol boat, which has a crew of 34 people and capacity for 20 passengers. It has a length overall (LOA) of 80.60 meters; a beam of 13 meters; a moulded depth of 16.5 meters; and a draft of 3.8 meters. It resists a load of 1,771 metric tons, can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots, and can navigate autonomously for 30 days. Due to the operational demands it will have, the OPV 84 was given greater versatility. So, for example, it is able to navigate in cold climates and in pre-Antarctic waters thanks to its “ice class” reinforced hull, which is thicker at the bow and allows for the necessary preparation of ballast tanks and systems to operate in low temperatures. Its detection capacity was also increased: it consists of a new integrated communications system designed and constructed domestically. In addition, its command and control capacity was increased in order to operate in oceanic patrol and rescue missions and to support operations during emergencies or disasters. This modern patrol boat will have a working range of 8,000 nautical miles (14,800 kilometers). In support of its work, the boat has a flight deck to operate a mid-sized helicopter and its respective hangar, as well as two semi-rigid boats for boarding and searching vessels. “To improve its capacities, [the OPV 84] added an important series of modifications with respect to its original design,” said Rodrigo Sazo, head of Public Relations for ASMAR. The fourth patrol boat is named in honor of Chilean Navy Corporal Leopoldo Odger Flores, who is considered a hero for losing his life in 1965 while attempting to rescue his fellow sailors who were shipwrecked while doing work similar to what the new OPV will be doing in the country’s southern waters. After the launching ceremony for the OPV 84, the equipment launch will be carried out, the sensors will be integrated, and later the boat will be tested in port and at sea to make sure that it is one hundred percent operative by next year. New Challenges for ASMAR The OPV 84 “Cabo Odger” is the second patrol boat that is being constructed at the ASMAR Industrial Plant in Talcahuano, which has fully recovered after suffering serious damage during the February 27, 2010 earthquake. “We are in the presence of a renovated ASMAR,” said Rear Admiral Andrés Fonzo Morán, ASMAR’s Director. “The plant underwent a profound modernization, and completing this fourth OPV is a reiteration of the fact that we have recovered our naval construction capacities,” he added. For ASMAR, naval construction is a branch of development that it would like to continue exploring. To this end, they have announced a construction project for the first icebreaker manufactured domestically for the Chilean Navy, called “Project Antarctic.” “It will be a large boat, robust, the equivalent of five times the tonnage of OPV-type boats, very specialized,” said Rear Adm. Fonzo. This project is in the basic engineering stage of development, which is being carried out by specialists from Canada. Once this phase is completed, the execution stage of the project will be initiated.last_img read more

Training is for today, developing leaders is for tomorrow

first_imgYou’ve probably heard the story about the employees who were riding bicycles with square tires. While they were working incredibly hard to go bump-bump-bump down the way, someone ran alongside them and said: “Hey, I have round wheels. Can you stop a moment and try them?” The employees kept pedaling and answered, “No, we’re too busy pedaling.” Lots of times this anecdote is told simply to illustrate a lack of openness to innovation. I think it is also valuable to consider it from an employee learning perspective.  The employees pedaling bicycles with square wheels can be of any age—young people coming out of college or longtime staff members. They have a certain set of skills and are willing to work hard to put those skills to work. But they don’t have the technical skills to help them do the next job that will be needed to move their company along—they have no skills in riding with round tires. They also lack the soft skills needed to respond well to the changing world around them—to be open to different tires or to lead their team to change tires. This points to the difference between training and development. Training simply teaches skills team members need right now to do their current jobs. Training would teach the bicycle riders “how to pedal hard with square tires.” In contrast, an overall staff development effort would also to prepare employees to move into new jobs and excel at them. It would teach “how to pedal a bike with round tires” and also “how to identify when adopting a new business tool is a worthwhile move” and “how to lead your team through change.”In credit union terms, developing your team members means not just teaching them the how-to details of credit union compliance or lending. It also means teaching such soft skills as change management, strategic planning and good governance. While training is focused on helping people succeed today, a program to develop your talent is designed to help them succeed tomorrow—a great thing to think about in November, which is National Career Development Month! The best staff development initiatives include both technical skills training (such as that offered at CUES’ business lending schools) and leadership learning (such as the content covered at CEO Institute and on CUES Learning Portal). (Also read this past column, which talks about the importance of both technical and leadership training.)In this time of rapid change, all members of the workforce, from the front lines to the C-suite, need to continually expand or augment their skills. As you plan to be a learning organization in 2020, consider how membership in CUES can help. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Detailslast_img read more

One million arrivals from the UK market are expected next year

first_imgCroatian tourist offer with 23 exhibitors from Croatia is presented at a stand of 330 square meters, and within the CNTB stand there is an installation of virtual reality glasses, so many partners enjoyed a virtual walk through Dubrovnik, rafting on the Zrmanja and cruising on the Kornati.     The WTM World Tourism Exchange in London is a leading three-day event that brings together key stakeholders in the global tourism industry and the travel sector on trends, challenges and innovations in tourism. It is estimated that this year’s fair will be visited by more than 50.000 representatives of the tourism and business community, from agents, investors, media representatives, digital influencers to ministers and other senior tourism industry officials from around the world. WTM is a platform for creating business opportunities and concluding business contracts worth a total of £ 2,8 billion. Photo: TZ DNŽ This year, the Croatian National Tourist Board is once again presenting the Croatian tourist offer at the World Travel Market (WTM), one of the world’s largest tourism fairs, which is being held this year from 4 to 6 November in London.  In the current part of 2019, almost 900 thousand arrivals and about 4,6 million overnight stays were made in Croatia from the British market, which is an increase of 5 percent in arrivals and 4 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period last year. Excellent results were also achieved in October, during which there were about 62 arrivals and more than 325 overnight stays from the British market, which is an increase of 14 percent in arrivals and 10 percent in overnight stays compared to October last year.   Photo: WTM FB During the second day of the fair, there will be meetings with representatives of one of the most important partners, both in the British market and in other European markets, such as Ryanair, Eurowings, TUI, TTG. “The appearance at the fair in London can be seen as the beginning of promotional activities and preparations for the 2020 tourist year. We received extremely good announcements from the representatives of Jet2.com, our most important partners in the British market, which, in addition to TUI, brings us the largest number of British tourists. For next year, they announce an 11 percent increase in demand for Croatia, four new airlines and a longer flight season to Croatian destinations” said director Staničić, adding that the five-year contract signed today between Pula Airport and EasyJet will contribute to the positive trends from the British market.  During the first day of the fair, the Croatian tourist delegation met with representatives of important partners such as Jet2.com & Jet2Holiday, EasyJet, History Channel, SAGA and InkMedia, according to the CNTB.  Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli met with fellow ministers from Cyprus, Albania, Spain, Greece and the United Kingdom. “The Minister of State for Tourism of the United Kingdom expressed a positive attitude between the two countries and pointed out that despite Brexit, there will be no major uncertainties in tourism trends. Our goal at the moment is to have 900 British tourists and I believe that already in the term of this Government we will reach a record million arrivals from the British market. We are also pleased with the positive effects of the activities carried out aimed at positioning Croatia as an air destination, which is confirmed by 80 percent of Britons who come to our country by air.”, said Minister Cappelli.  The Kvarner Tourist Board is also present at the WTM fair, which on this occasion, together with Lonely Planet, presents itself to the British media through the prestigious award “Best in Travel Award” for 2020. The appearance at the fair in London is used for additional promotion by the representatives of the Split-Dalmatia County, who organized a large eno-gastronomic tasting of famous Dalmatian products as part of their stand.last_img read more

Houssem Aouar happy at Lyon after missing out on Arsenal transfer

first_imgHoussem Aouar happy at Lyon after missing out on Arsenal transfer Houssem Aouar insists he is happy to remain at Lyon for another season (Getty)‘So, of course, we are going to try have the best season and to try to put the team and the club back in its rightful place at the top of France. Asked if he is disappointed that a move did not come to fruition, Aouar replied: ‘I’m the opposite. ‘I am at home, in the club that I love, with my friends and my family.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘So certainly I have all my bearings and it is giving me even more motivation to have a good season and to bring the club back to the top places in Ligue 1. ‘There is a lot of motivation, we have a quality group, with a very good team, notably in attack with certain arrivals. ‘We have satisfied with this team but now we are going to have to show it on the pitch a bit more than we have done at the beginning of this season.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 8 Oct 2020 9:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Arsenal were unable to sign Houssem Aouar from Lyon this summer (Getty Images)Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar insists he is not disappointed after missing out on a move to Arsenal during the transfer window.The Gunners had multiple offers for the 22-year-old rejected by Lyon as the French club stood firm over their €60m (£55.5m) valuation.Aouar was one of Mikel Arteta’s top midfield targets for the window but Arsenal, who signed Thomas Partey in a €50m (£45.4m) deal on deadline day, were unable to meet Lyon’s asking price.But despite failing to secure a switch to the Premier League, Aouar is adamant that he is happy to remain at Lyon.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Of course, I asked myself all the necessary questions,’ said Aouar.‘I am in the headspace to have a great season with my club and recover the points that we have lost. Advertisementlast_img read more

Developer to host open day for renters

first_imgThe Foundry by Habitat Development GroupThe scaffolding is coming down and construction is nearing its end, with prospective renters invited to check out the finished product next month.The Foundry at Woolloongabba will be completed by the end of May, and only nine of the 88 one, two and three bedroom apartments remain on the market.A render of an apartment kitchen at The Foundry in WoolloongabbaMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoBrisbane-based Habitat Development Group is behind the project, which has seen strong interest from both owner-occupiers and investors. Sales and marketing manager Michael Schenk said potential renters would soon be able to walk through.A render of an apartment kitchen at The Foundry in Woolloongabba“We are having a renters’ open day May 12 … we have done a few on the Sunshine Coast but I don’t know of anyone who does it in Brisbane on this level,” he said.Inner Brisbane residential vacancy levels fell from 4 per cent to 3.5 per cent in the March quarter, according to the latest REIQ report.The report found the inner ring (0-5km radius) tightened and returned from the weak range to a healthy 3.5 per cent, reflecting “good rental options for tenants, and good opportunity for landlords to secure good tenants”.“It’s gratifying to see that all areas of the Brisbane rental market are operating in the healthy range,” REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella a said. “The data shows a resilient market capable of absorbing the perceived oversupply.”The Foundry is being built on a site that was held by the same family for over 50 years. It had been home to light industry and mechanic workshops. Woollongabba as a whole is undergoing a revitalisation, with infrastructure upgrades and new residential and retail developments including South City Square and Boggo Road Village. A number of other development approvals are before council.Ray White Stones Corner agent Nick Papi-Morini said the lower body corporate rates and the large size of the two bedroom apartments at The Foundry were key selling points.last_img read more

​AP3 loses equities appointee as US buff sticks with Swedbank Robur

first_imgSweden’s AP3 has announced that the senior equity manager due to begin work in mid-September has now decided not to join the national pensions buffer fund after all.The Stockholm-based fund said in a short statement: “Rikard Forssmed, who was to start as a senior equity manager at AP3 in mid-September, announced in early August that he had chosen not to take up the position.”Forssmed was one of two new investment team hires named in May to fill vacancies arising as part of an overhaul of the investment operation by Pablo Bernengo, CIO of the SEK393.7bn (€38.3bn) fund.Forssmed, who has worked at Swedbank Robur for 18 years, told IPE he had decided to continue working at his long-time employer rather than move to the state buffer fund. “Swedbank Robur and I have had good and constructive discussions recently,” he said.“This has led to my decision to stay on as portfolio manager for Swedbank Robur. So, I will continue in my role as portfolio manager for Swedbank Robur USA,” he added.At AP3, Forssmed had been set to manage an active equities mandate with a global focus.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

Mr. Jeffrey Dean “Jeff” Minch

first_imgMr. Jeffrey Dean “Jeff” Minch, age 46, of Moorefield, Indiana, entered this life on December 30, 1969, in Greenfield, Indiana, the loving son of, Bobby Dean Minch, whom preceded him in death and Lynda (Dawson) Minch McKenzie. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana where he was a 1988 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. On November 14, 1989 Jeff was blessed with a daughter, Ashley Nicole. Jeff was inducted into the United States Navy in 1992 and was honorably discharged in 1994. Jeff was united in marriage on April 20, 1997, in Lamb, Indiana, to Tina Switzer and to this union arrived two daughters, Cheyenne and Shawnee to bless their home. Jeff and Tina shared 19 years of marriage together until his death. Jeff was currently employed as a diesel mechanic for Chandler Chevrolet in Madison, Indiana, for several years. He was a former diesel mechanic for Republic Diesel in Louisville, Kentucky and was a former employee for Legner in Trimble County, Kentucky, Artisan in Carroll County, Kentucky, Heckett Multiserv in Carroll County, Kentucky and for Ohio Valley Asphalt in Carroll County, Kentucky. Jeff resided all of his life in the Switzerland County community. He was a member of The Wagon Train Association. Jeff was affectionately known as “Ten Bears” and was nicknamed that by the McKenzie family. Jeff enjoyed deer hunting, riding horses, crafting, but most of all, socializing with his friends and spending time with his family. Jeff will be dearly missed by his loving family and numerous friends. Jeff passed away at 4:52 pm, Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Jeff will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 19 years: Tina (Switzer) Minch of Moorefield, IN; his loving daughters: Ashley Nicole Harding and her husband: Ken of Covington, KY, Cheyenne Minch of Moorefield, IN and Shawnee Minch of Moorefield, IN; his adoring grandchildren: Abri and Wesson Harding of Covington, KY; his loving mother and step-father: Lynda (Dawson) and Hardly McKenzie of Vevay, IN; his sister: Shannan L. Abrams and her husband: Joe of Hanover, IN and his several uncles, aunts, cousins and numerous friends.He was preceded in death by his father: Bobby Dean Minch, died August 8, 1993; his paternal grandparents: Charles H. “C.H” and Frances (Wright) Minch; his maternal grandparents: Clyde and Zelpha (Reeves) Dawson and his cousin: William Joseph “Joey” Minch, died July 31, 2016.A Memorial Gathering will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043. Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the funeral home.A Celebration of Jeff’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the home of Jeff and Tina Minch. All family and friends are invited to have a last drink in Jeff’s honor.Memorial contributions may be made to the Education Fund for the girls. Checks payable to Tina Minch. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Indiana Audubon Society plans spring event

first_imgConnersville, In. — The Indiana Audubon Society is hosting its annual spring birding gathering at its Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, outside Connersville, on May 5.  The event includes a multitude of speakers, field hikes, as well as a chance to see birds up close and in the hand with bird banding demonstrations.Afternoon presentations at the sanctuary will look at tropical birding tour opportunities, including upcoming Costa Rica tours with Indiana Audubon, activities and history of the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, and a look at how shade-grown coffee is helping both the birds and the environment.  The Saturday afternoon headline presentation will explore the science of bird sounds and how birders can expand upon their birding by ear knowledge.“Mary Gray in the spring is a magical place,” said Indiana Audubon executive director. “the entire sanctuary explodes in birdsong, blooming wildflowers, and more.  It’s truly a special place to visit in early May.”Early bird registration for the weekend events is $15 per person and includes complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner around a campfire at the end of the day.  Registration can be found on the events page here. A special native plants work day, called the ‘Weed Wrangle’ will occur the next morning at the sanctuary as well.Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary is located at 3499 Bird Sanctuary Rd, Connersville.  For more information about the weekend festival, call (765) 827-5109 or email president@indianaaudubon.org.  To learn more about the Indiana Audubon Society and to search for programs near you, visit them on the web.last_img read more