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RISE VT program earns $400,000 state SIM grant

first_imgThe Vermont Department of Health has announced the award of a $400,000 Vermont Health Care Innovation Project grant to the Community Committee on Healthy Lifestyles and its new RISE VT program. The RISE VT grant award, which will be spread over two years, supports the development of a community-wide, multi-stakeholder campaign to improve the health of Franklin and Grand Isle counties. The program would engage people of all ages in better health by offering membership for individuals, groups, and businesses, through a point system that recognizes and encourages participation in healthy habits. As participants increase their commitment to healthy lifestyles, they are rewarded with higher levels of membership.In addition to the membership program, RISE VT will also be the catalyst for several new community-based healthy lifestyle building blocks, including:Access to Care: improved access to initial health risk appraisals as a complement to Primary Care;Worksite Wellness: increased community and employer-based education and healthy challenges;Local Support: a network of health advocates embedded in the community to serve as ambassadors of positive change;Systemic Change: encouragement of policy changes and infrastructure development; andOnline Tools and Resources: creation of an online wellness portal to serve as a central informative and interactive resource for the community.The RISE VT approach was developed by the Community Committee on Healthy Lifestyles, a passionate local group that includes healthcare providers, schools, municipalities, State agencies, local organizations, businesses, media, and more. The RISE VT name came from the group’s spirit of taking action to elevate the health and wellbeing of the community.“Rise VT is an incredible opportunity to bring alive the vision of a healthier community using prevention efforts to improve health and reduce health care costs,” said Judy Ashley who Judy Ashley co-chairs the Community Committee on Healthy Lifestyles with NMC CEO Jill Berry Bowen. Ashley is the District Director of the St. Albans office of the Vermont Department of Health, which is a co-partner in the initiative. “This is a community-wide campaign that involves individuals, families, schools, businesses, and municipalities as well as looking at policies and systems.  We are not creating something new but maximizing the existing synergy to make it easier for us all to make healthier choices in our daily lives.”Northwestern Medical Center has also committed $200,000 in its fiscal year 2015 budget to support the RISE VT initiative and will soon hire a coordinator to begin implementation of the program’s structure.“Northwestern Vermont has some of the most challenging health indicators in the State, including higher rates of cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions,” said Jill Bowen, NMC’s Chief Executive Officer.  “Our heightened rates of obesity and other significant medical problems result in increased costs within the healthcare system which could have been prevented.  There is no greater investment we can make than an investment in wellness, prevention, and better health.”RISE VT was one of seven healthcare innovations receiving part of nearly $2.7 million in funds to advance three core strategies adopted by VHCIP. Anya Rader Wallack, core team chair of the VHCIP told the St. Albans Messenger that RISE VT was chosen for funding because of a need to invest in initiatives that will encourage and empower people to be healthier.This approach will help transform our health and our approach to healthcare, said Bowen. That forward thinking could set an example for the rest of the state, she said. “I want to thank the Community Committee for believing in this path and the NMC Board of Directors for the initial funding for RISE VT.  I want to thank the State for their faith in us, for investing in our effort through the grant, and for trusting us to be a role model for the rest of Vermont.  We named it RISE VT because we believe this is an approach which can be replicated elsewhere to help all Vermonters.  It will start here and grow.”Source: St. Albans (October 28, 2014) — NMC www.NorthwesternMedicalCenter.org(link is external)last_img read more

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40% uplift already for registrations at Triathlon di Bardolino

first_img Related This year’s Triathlon of Bardolino, which in 2016 will welcome 2,000 triathletes thanks to the interesting addition of a second floor in the transition area, is seeing increasing numbers of registered athletes.Taking place on Saturday 18 June 2016 in Bardolino, Lake Garda, Italy, the 33rd International Triathlon Città di Bardolino will start at 12:30 CET at Lido Cornicello and will finish at the adjacent park in Villa Carrara.Registrations for the event this June are already up 40% on 2015. To celebrate an expected bumper year for the event, and to encourage further registrations, the organizing team, directed by Dante Armanini, has extended the deadline for early bird registration. Athletes can now continue to enter the event for the reduced price of €70 Euros up until 23:59 CET on Sunday 10 April.The competition is organised by the A.S.D. G.S. Bardolino sport team with the support of event patron Dante Armanini and with the technical collaboration of Bardolino sport clubs and neighbouring municipalities, under the auspices of the Italian Triathlon Federation. The event will be held over the Olympic distance, with a 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run. Athletes will be divided into start waves depending on their Italian national ranking score.One figure that has surprised, and encouraged the event organizers, is that currently, among registered athletes at the 2016 Bardolino Triathlon, 50% have not competed in the event previously.Also seen as valuable to the success of this year’s event is the contribution of the various partners of the Bardolino International Triathlon. Sponsors and event partners include: Lamberti, Enervit, Purple Oil, Canyon, Zerowind, Europlan, Top Training, Parc Hotels Italy, Zuegg and Avis.www.triathlonbardolino.itlast_img read more

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Jax to host NALA Convention

first_img May 1, 2010 Regular News Jax to host NALA Convention Jax to host NALA Convention The nation’s largest annual gathering of paralegals will meet July 14-17 in Jacksonville for the NALA 35th Annual Convention.The convention will open with a keynote address by Daniel K. Bean, a commercial trial lawyer with Holland & Knight in Jacksonville. Barbara P. Burke, Ph.D., a Maitland attorney, is also on the agenda.Bean’s practice includes public/private partnership work for domestic and international clients, and providing preventive legal counsel to clients in order to mitigate future litigation costs. Burke has worked in Florida private practice and in-house as underwriting and claims counsel for title insurance companies for more than 20 years. She will be presenting a course on mortgage foreclosures and bailouts.Convention attendees who arrive early are invited to an early bird reception and orientation on Tuesday evening, July 13. Annual NALA business meetings, including election of officers and regional directors, spotlighting the annual LEAP (Leadership Enhancement and Preparation) class, along with a two-day vendor exhibition and a social agenda, round out the convention.Three-day institutes will be featured in the educational program, including a Bankruptcy Institute, an Elder Law Institute, and a Veterans Law Institute.The wide-ranging educational program will also include four tracks of half-day courses in paralegal practice and substantive legal topics.The Essential Skills track is a perennially popular program for paralegals preparing to take the CLA/CP certification examination. It is also valued by experienced paralegals wanting to refresh their “basic” knowledge and skill sets.The Corporate Law Track will feature courses on mergers and acquisitions, secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code, and a discussion on dealing with the avalanche of data to be dealt with in managing records.The Litigation Law Track will present courses on intellectual property litigation, medical records/injury law, and a course on introduction to electronic discovery.A presentation on energy issues and employment law will fill out the “Hot Topics” track.Prestigious Member Exchange pre-sentations by two selected NALA members will be the principal educational program on the last day of the convention. Patricia J. Gustin will present some motivational ideas to paralegals who may find themselves languishing, and Kristina M. Hopkins and Jaye L. Koch will speak regarding the place of humor on the workplace.For more information visit www.nala.org, or call (918) 587-6828.last_img read more

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Brooke Vander Heide reflects on short yet meaningful senior season

first_imgBrooke Vander Heide reflects on short yet meaningful senior seasonVander Heide transferred to Minnesota this year after three years at BYU. Nolan O’HaraApril 20, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintDeciding to transfer to the University of Minnesota for her senior season, Brooke Vander Heide was looking forward to something new. Prior to attending Minnesota, the senior outfielder spent three seasons at BYU. With one year of eligibility remaining, Vander Heide wanted to “go big” and transfer to Minnesota for her final season, joining a team fresh off a run in the Women’s College World Series. Along with a move up north to a new city and school, that also meant learning a new system with a different group of teammates and coaches. “I, honestly, for the first couple weeks felt like a freshman,” Vander Heide said laughing. “Every team uses different terms and terminology. Just learning the new terminology and the new drills and figuring out the flow of a new team, I just felt like a freshman for a little while.” After adjusting to the new system, Vander Heide “again realized I was a senior,” and was able to apply her past experiences to the different system. Overall, she said this season was very informative, teaching her aspects about the game she hadn’t previously considered. That’s something she credits to the coaching staff, which Vander Heide said is very detail-oriented and adjusts to players’ different styles. She recognized head coach Jamie Trachsel’s eye for the details right away in practice when Trachsel was hitting pop-flies into the outfield.  “She’d hit the ball from the batter’s box to the outfield to me,” Vander Heide said. “So we’re pretty far apart, and she’d be like, ‘Watch the ball.’ It’s like, how does she even see my eyes from there, right?”Unfortunately, Vander Heide’s senior season was cut short, with the remainder of the season being one of the many cancellation casualties amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But shortly after the remainder of the season was canceled, the NCAA announced it was considering another year of eligibility for spring athletes, a proposal that passed soon after. Vander Heide is considering a return in 2021, but hasn’t yet made her decision. On April 1, pitcher Amber Fiser announced she would return to the circle for the Gophers in 2021, becoming the first Gophers’ senior to commit to returning for a fifth year. Despite a shortened season, Vander Heide enjoyed her time over the last year, meeting new teammates and coaches and learning a new system. While the future may be uncertain, the memories made over the past season are not.“It was just awesome to meet all these new people and to be a part of such a great environment and a great culture,” she said. “I feel like I learned a lot about myself as a player but also as a person.”last_img read more

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Identification de suspects : comment améliorer l’efficacité de la traditionnelle line-up?

first_imgExpress: Avec l’avènement des tests ADN, on s’est rendu compte que les séances d’identification de suspects potentiels de délit par des témoins d’une scène de délit aboutissaient fréquemment à des mises en accusation de personnes innocentes. Les témoins se sentent en effet obligés de désigner quelqu’un, lors des “line-up” (lorsque une dizaine de suspects leur sont présentés en ligne pour être reconnus), même lorsqu’ils ne sont pas tout à fait sûrs.Read the whole story: Express More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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The draft law on amendments to the Law on Hospitality Activity was adopted

first_imgToday, at the session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Proposal of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Catering Activity was adopted. These amendments extend the validity of temporary decisions issued pursuant to the Law on Hospitality, until December 31, 2020.This enables the continuation of activities and the provision of catering services in the household and on the family farm to those who have obtained temporary solutions valid until December 31, 2016, and until that date they are not able to obtain proof of the usability of the building because the legalization procedures have not been completed, as well as the harmonization of the actual ownership relations with the situation in the land books. Within that period, it would be possible to submit new requests for the issuance of interim decisions.According to the currently valid Law on Catering Activity, which regulates the manner and conditions under which legal and natural persons may perform catering activity, the possibility of issuing temporary decisions is prescribed, valid until 31 December 2016 at the latest, with the usability of the building being one of conditions for issuing a decision on performing activities prescribed by the Law on Catering. Namely, the caterer, ie the lessor, must enclose with the request for issuing a decision for the provision of services proof that the building (facility) in which the services will be provided meets the conditions in accordance with a special regulation, without which, according to that regulation, the competent office cannot issue a decision. meeting the conditions for performing the activity.Since it is not certain that the legalization of illegally constructed buildings, as well as the regulation of the state of land registers, will be completed by 31 December 2016, the proposed amendments to the Act extend the validity of interim solutions in order to provide catering services in the household and on the family farm in the facilities for which the procedure of legalization of illegally constructed buildings is being conducted, ie in the facilities for which the actual ownership relations are not harmonized with the situation in the land books, the Ministry of Tourism continues to point out.last_img read more

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USA seeks public input on future offshore lease sales

first_img[mappress]June 16, 2014 U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Acting Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Walter Cruickshank on Friday announced the first step in a robust public engagement process to develop the next schedule of potential offshore oil and gas lease sales.The publication in the Federal Register of a Request for Information (RFI) and Comments on the Preparation of the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program (RFI) is the initial step in the multi-year planning process and does not identify any specific course of action. Per statute and consistent with previous efforts, BOEM will evaluate all of the OCS planning areas during this first stage.The publication of a RFI begins a 45-day comment period. Substantial public involvement and extensive analysis will accompany all stages of the planning process, which will take up to three years to complete.“The development of the next Five Year Program will be a thorough and open process that incorporates stakeholder input and uses the best available science to develop a proposed offshore oil and gas program that creates jobs and safely and responsibly meets the energy needs of the nation,” said Secretary Jewell. “Today marks the first step of engaging interested parties across the spectrum to balance the various uses and values inherent in managing the resources of federal offshore waters that belong to all Americans and future generations.”The OCS Lands Act requires the Secretary of the Interior, through BOEM, to prepare and maintain a schedule of proposed oil and gas lease sales in federal waters, indicating the size, timing and location of auctions that would best meet national energy needs for the five-year period following its approval. In developing the Five Year Program, the Secretary is required to achieve an appropriate balance among the potential for environmental impacts, for discovery of oil and gas, and for adverse effects on the coastal zone.“In issuing the RFI, BOEM does not propose to schedule sales in particular areas, or make any preliminary decisions on what areas will be included in the schedule,” said BOEM Acting Director Cruickshank. “Rather, the RFI provides an opportunity for interested parties to submit comments and suggestions about the potential for leasing and to identify environmental and other concerns and uses that may be affected by offshore leasing.”BOEM seeks a wide array of input, including information on the economic, social and environmental values of all OCS resources, as well as the potential impact of oil and gas exploration and development on other resource values of the OCS and the marine, coastal and human environments.Using the information received, BOEM will prepare a Draft Proposed Program, followed by a Proposed Program and a Proposed Final Program. Throughout the planning process, BOEM consults with all interested parties and seeks additional public comment. Concurrently, BOEM will prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) required by the National Environmental Policy Act to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of various OCS oil and gas leasing alternatives under the Proposed Program and to help inform decisions on the Proposed Final Program.The current Five Year Program for 2012–2017, which expires in August 2017, schedules 15 potential lease sales in six planning areas with the greatest resource potential, including more than 75 percent of the estimated undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in federal offshore waters. BOEM has held five sales thus far, including annual auctions in the Central and Western Gulf of Mexico and a single sale in the portion of the Eastern Gulf not subject to the Congressional moratorium.These five auctions offered more than 60 million offshore acres and leased 4.3 million of those, generating more than $2.3 billion in high bids. The sixth lease sale in August 2014 will offer 21 million OCS acres in the Western Gulf of Mexico. Off Alaska, the current Five Year Program includes one potential sale each for the Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and Cook Inlet planning areas.BOEM currently manages about 6,200 active OCS leases, covering more than 33 million acres – the vast majority in the Gulf of Mexico. Of those, 1,064 are producing leases, covering 5.2 million producing acres – the highest acreage under production since 2008. In 2013, OCS oil and gas leases accounted for about 18 percent of domestic oil production and 5 percent of domestic natural gas production. This production generates billions of dollars in revenue for state and local governments and the U.S. taxpayer, while supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs.Under the RFI published Friday, BOEM will accept comments until July 30, 2014 in either of the following ways: On BOEM’s website. Click on the “Open Comment Documents” link and follow instructions to view relevant documents and submit comments. In written form, deliver to: Ms. Kelly Hammerle, Five Year Program Manager; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management; 381 Elden Street – HM-3120; Herndon, Virginia 20170. Additional information on the process of developing the next Five-Year Program as well as on the current Five Year Program can be found here.last_img read more

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MacArtney Introduces Its Subsea Connectivity Brand

first_imgInspired by an ongoing increase in demand for its subsea connector products and advanced connectivity solutions, MacArtney has opted to formally unify its vast spectrum of offerings and competencies within this area under the wings of the new ‘TrustLink’ connectivity brand. Common to all TrustLink solutions is the combination of rugged design, advanced technology, reliable performance and effectiveness. TrustLink – Critical subsea connectivity With a legacy spanning decades of connectivity solution development, testing and operational deployment under some of the harshest conditions our planet has to offer, the MacArtney TrustLink range of critical subsea connectivity solutions is set to provide and sustain a dependable link between- and interface for vital offshore and subsea applications and systems.The connectors At the heart of the TrustLink range is a broad selection of subsea dry-mate connectors designed and tested for prolonged deployment at depths up to 4000 metres. With pin counts spanning 4 to 24 electric contacts, TrustLink connectors offer excellent flexibility to operators of subsea systems.API series On top of the TrustLink connector range, MacArtney supplies a complete series of API connectors which are designed and tested in compliance with American Petroleum Industry (API) standards 16D and 17E for deployment in critical and strictly regulated environments. Today, TrustLink API connectors are widely used for interfacing subsea systems such as flexible riser umbillicals and acoustic releases for blowout preventer (BOP) systems from leading manufacturers across the world.As an industry unique feature and testimony to the level of dependability and quality sought, full API standard compliance (design and testing) of all TrustLink API connectors is third party (DNV) certified. Standard TrustLink API connector versions include 4, 12 and 24 electric pin configurations as well as a fibre optic connector solution.The TrustLink API series also includes a Field Installable Termination Assembly, or FITA, a unique system that assembles one or more harness cables to a single cable, typically from subsea control systems to an umbilical. Unlike other termination assemblies, the FITA can be assembled on site without the need for moulding.Terminations The TrustLink brand also covers a broad range of standard and special terminations, solutions and technologies ranging from electric and optical chamber terminations and oil compensated terminations for deep sea operations to heavy-duty stress terminations for safely and reliably hooking-up cables for towed vessels, equipment or for lifting and handling heavy cabled systems.Finally, the TrustLink range also embraces a standard FITA option, cutting-edge penetrator solutions and a broad selection of oil-compensated subsea junction boxes that, under guidance of the unique, high-performance MacArtney design principles, can be tailored to address the exact challenge posed to the system operator.[mappress mapid=”14720″]Press release; Image: MacArtneylast_img read more

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Canadian court to decide on ExxonMobil-InterOil deal

first_imgThe $2.5 billion takeover of Papua New Guinea-focused player InterOil by U.S.-based energy giant ExxonMobil requires a final order by a Canadian Supreme Court, InterOil said on Wednesday.The closing of the transaction “would require issuance of the final order by the Supreme Court of Yukon no later than the close of business on Thursday, September 29,” InterOil said in its statement.The hearing was held on September 27 and the court is considering the matter, including an objection filed by former InterOil CEO Phil Mulacek, the statement reads.ExxonMobil and InterOil intend to close the transaction promptly after the final order is obtained.last_img read more

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‘Key changes’ are on the way, criminal bar chair assures members

first_imgOn the eve of their threatened walkout over legal aid rates, criminal barristers have received an upbeat message from their leaders, promising that ‘key changes’ are on their way. In their Monday Message, chair of the Criminal Bar Association chair Chris Henley QC and vice chair Caroline Goodwin QC say the ‘narrative is changing’ and the importance of the criminal bar is now better understood. They write: ‘Detailed work has been going on for some time within the reviews being led by the CPS and MoJ, which would potentially allow key changes to be implemented much more rapidly than previously timetabled. We expect to have detailed proposals to share with you imminently.’They add: ‘Discussions have continued throughout this weekend, as they did the previous weekend. We all want a solution. Of course we might not get there, but we are increasingly confident that we will.’The message follows the results of the CBA ballot in which criminal barristers voted to stage a complete one day walkout on 1 July.The CBA has 10 immediate demands regarding prosecution fees, including that brief fees are ‘enhanced significantly’ by 1 October. In terms of defence, it demands an end to flat brief fees and for barristers to be paid 100% of brief fees if trials crack.last_img read more