Back ache might not be a real pain

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Back problems cited by staff are commonly regarded by line managers as anexcuse for low morale or boredom.And when employees take days off for headaches or migraines they are assumedto be skiving.The cynicism by Britain’s managers was uncovered in a study released thisweek by the Industrial Society. But managers also think stress isunder-reported, believing it to be the real problem when a stomach upset isgiven as the cause of absence.• The Government has launched a £700,000 initiative to prevent back injuryat work. Back pain is the largest cause of sickness absence, costing UKindustry an estimated £5bn and 11 million working days each year, said publichealth minister Yvette Cooper.www.indsoc.co.ukwww.doh.gov.ukCommon reasons given for absence from workRecorded by staff• Colds/flu• Stomach upsets• Headaches/migraines• Back problems• Stress/emotional problemsManagers’ opinions• Colds/flu• Stress/emotional problems• Monday morning blues• Low morale• Family responsibilities Back ache might not be a real painOn 8 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

DEGENOVA, JEANNE

first_imgA funeral service was offered June 7 at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Secaucus for Jeanne DeGenova, 79. She passed away June 4 at her home, surrounded by her family. Born in Jersey City to the late John Henry and Marie (Gugel) Holsten, Jeanne lived in North Bergen for many years before settling in Toms River. She was an avid drum and bugle corps fan, and was a mom to many other children as a chaperone in the Meadowlarks and Royal Brigade Drum and Bugle Corps. Predeceased by her brothers John and Robert Holsten, she is survived by her husband, James DeGenova, Sr.; daughters Lynda Machel and husband Norman, and Laura Beckmeyer and husband Brian; son James Jr. and wife Lynda; brother James Holsten; sisters Kathleen Kolendriski and Sharon Holsten; and grandchildren Brian Jr. and Amanda Beckmeyer, Jamie and Emily DeGenova, and Eric and Joanna Machel.Services arranged by the Mack Memorial Home, Secaucus.last_img read more

In the swim of things

first_img Little swimmers Amanda Garparino tries some strokes for instructor Courtney Otto ’15. One-on-one Courtney Otto ’15 gives one-on-one lessons to Jacy Hoffman. Looking up Helen Colbert, 8, listens to the advice of her instructor, Clare Foster ’13. Kickin’ it Daniel Sickenberger, 8, of West Brookfield, practices with a kickboard. School’s in session The Swim School is an instructional program for ages five and up, including adults, and is run by Harvard coaching staff and taught by the men’s and women’s varsity swimming and diving teams. Diving in Blake Sundel ’15 illustrates proper diving form to his young charges. Immersed David Evans ’61 (left) and Dan Paulsen get some pointers. center_img How good does the prospect of visiting Puerto Rico sound in the middle of January? Or Hawaii? That’s where the Harvard men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams traveled, respectively, this winter. It wasn’t exactly a vacation, but their annual training trip — funded with the money they raise working as instructors in the Harvard Swim School.“The Swim School has been operating since the mid-’70s when former swimming and diving coaches decided it would be a good way to make money and help pay for training trips” by offering lessons to the community, said assistant diving coach Keith Miller, who has helped to oversee the program since arriving at Harvard in 1991.“Our athletes work really hard during the school year. They have morning practices, afternoon practices here … six days a week, which they work around their school schedules. But then during January break, we get to go on a trip someplace where we can really focus on training, get a lot of team bonding, and get a lot of work done in preparation for the big meets at the end of the season.”The school runs twice a year for six weeks, once in the spring, with lessons taught by freshmen and juniors, and once in the fall, taught by sophomores and seniors. “The vast majority of our students are 5 years old through 15 years old, but we also have adults. We probably have 15 or 20 adults each session,” said Miller. Offerings range from beginning nonswimmer instruction to advanced technique, and the school is open to the community.“One of the things I love most about participating in Harvard Swim School is that it bridges a gap between the Harvard undergraduate population and the Cambridge community at large,” said swimmer and co-captain Kristi Korsberg ’12.“Each year, when Harvard students have about five weeks off between fall and spring semesters, the swim and dive team remains on campus to practice,” she said. “Luckily for us, it also means that we have the opportunity to relocate ourselves to a warm climate for a week in the middle of winter. Our goal is simple: to do nothing but focus on quality training without any distractions. These training trips are crucial to our team’s success.”“Puerto Rico was beautiful,” said swimmer and co-captain Matthew McLean ’12. “It’s great to be able to train outdoors, especially during the winter, as it’s a much-needed change to the dreary weather Cambridge provides during that time. We have a bunch of traditions that we carry out, and we always have a meet against another team in Puerto Rico. On an afternoon off, we went to the beach and relaxed. It was great.”Swim students receive top-notch instruction, like that from Olympic qualifier Mike Mosca ’15, a diver. “Mosca is an Ivy League champ this year; he’s excellent,” said Miller. “And I like to have the divers demonstrate on the final day. The kids love that.”But instructing the community has benefits for the swimmers and divers, too.“In a way, it makes us think about our stroke and focus on technique, more so than we would while doing a set in practice. It’s great to have a few hours a week to look at technique and the fundamentals that we learned so long ago, and do it through teaching others,” said McLean.“Verbalizing and explaining particular aspects of stroke technique or justifying why that technique is valuable has enhanced my understanding of swimming,” said Korsberg. “It’s really proved to me that there’s always something to be learned, no matter how much personal experience I think I have.”“I love teaching something that we’re good at, and it feels awesome to have these kids look up to us,” added McLean.For these outgoing seniors, their character has been strengthened through years of instructing, and lifelong memories have been made on the resulting jaunts to St. Croix and Barbados, where the teams have previously gone. There’s dinner with the team every night, followed by activities as a group, and, of course, snorkeling ventures.“In the hotels, we live with multiple other members of the team for an extended amount of time. This always forges friendships that didn’t exist prior to January. So many team memories are made during this time, which is why I already look back on the experiences so fondly,” said Korsberg. “Training trip is without a doubt one of the most important aspects of our season, and it would not be possible without Swim School.” Drying off Matt Karle ’15 (left) and Courtney Otto ’15 conclude a class as Jacy Hoffman of Belmont gets toweled off by her mother, Jing (right). Swimmingly Adult swim Slava Chereukhin (from left), Dan Paulsen, and David Evans ’61 prepare to begin their class. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographerlast_img read more

A love affair with West End has led this couple to downsize and move

first_imgAnil and Ritu Advani fell in love with West End back in 2007, ten years later they have purchased their dream apartment in the Ferry Rd development at West End.IT WAS love at first sight for these Ferry Rd buyers who had been searching high and low for the perfect downsizing property without any luck.Anil and Ritu Advani had been in the market for six years and had extended their hunt for the perfect apartment to New Farm and Teneriffe, but it was Ferry Rd in West End that eventually ticked all of the boxes. Ferry Rd in West EndMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoMs Advani said the main attraction for her was the modern decor and beautiful kitchen.“The three metre island bench is beyond anything that we had seen in other inner-city apartments. It is easy to see that the kitchen has been thoughtfully designed and the finishes are outstanding,” she said.“As soon as we found Ferry Rd. we just knew that this was to be our new home, it ticked all of the boxes … there is an abundance of natural light throughout the apartment, the layout and design makes sense — there is no wasted space and the living areas flow really well”.Ms Advani said that being downsizers they wanted something spacious.“Coming from a spacious high set house and downsizing, we didn’t want to feel like we wereliving in a soaring complex, in a typical apartment with a contained feel. Ferry Rd. offers aboutique style that most others didn’t,” she said. Ferry Rd in West End“Buying at Ferry Rd was a lifestyle choice for us, we have reached the time in our lives where we can relax and enjoy a maintenance free lifestyle,” they said.“Living at Ferry Rd means that we can be close to a lot of entertainment options and restaurants, without compromising on the space or the quality of life that our family home currently delivers. We love that Ferry Rd is near the city, but not in the city.”Designed for the owner-occupier and downsizer, Ferry Rd is developer Stockwell’s latest riverside development, with three-bedroom apartments starting at $880,000.To date 46 per cent of the 60 apartments have sold equalling $22.7 million in sales, with three-bedroom apartments making up the majority of the remaining stock, priced from $880,000 to $990,000.center_img Ferry Rd in West EndThe Advani’s said they fell in love with West End back in 2007 when they purchased an “off the plan” apartment for their daughter at Stockwell’s Riverpoint.“After seeing the quality apartments that Stockwell delivered at Riverpoint and the opportunitiesthat living in West End brought our daughter, we knew that we were ready to downsize”.last_img read more

Syracuse loses right to host 2013 men’s lacrosse Big East tournament

first_imgSyracuse will no longer be hosting the 2013 Big East men’s lacrosse tournament, as the conference announced Wednesday that it will be played at Villanova for a second straight year.The Orange lost its right to host the tournament as part of the school’s deal to leave the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013, according to an article published by The Post-Standard Wednesday.The tournament will take place from May 2-4. SU won the Big East tournament at Villanova last year, taking down the host Wildcats in the semifinals before defeating St. John’s in the championship to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The Orange then lost in the first round of the tournament to Duke in Durham, N.C.The conference’s postseason format consists of the top four teams playing in single-elimination games. The champions then receive an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.SU will begin competition in the ACC in the 2014 season along with Big East foe Notre Dame.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected]last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Aug. 23 – Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013

first_imgSunday, August 25, 2013•1:30 a.m. Officers conducted an outside agency assist in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington.•2:14 a.m. Officers took a report of disturbing the peace in the 400 block E. Maple, Wellington by known subject(s).•1:41 p.m. Officers investigated a battery in the 700 block E. Harvey, Wellington by a known suspect.•6 p.m. Officers took a report of a runaway in the 700 block S. Blaine, Wellington. Wellington Police notes for Friday, August 23 to Sunday, August 25, 2013:Friday, August 23, 2013•1:55 a.m. Jeremy W E Corter, 26, Weir, Kans. was arrested, charged and bonded with criminal damage to property in the 900 block N. B, Wellington.•9:52 a.m. Robert L. Lusk, 65, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 52 mph in a 40 mph construction zone.•12:53 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 100 block S. Washington, Wellington involved vehicles operated by Evelyn I. Stratton, 79, Wellington and Ufemia M. Brown, 56, Wellington.•1:29 p.m. Officers took a report of a verbal disturbance by known subject(s) in the 100 block W. 19th, Wellington.•4:25 p.m. James A. Peterman, 39, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and Possession of drug paraphernalia.•5:30 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 900 block N. Gardner, Wellington.•11:49 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington. Saturday, August 24, 2013•11:10 a.m. Officer investigated criminal damage to property in the 700 block W. 7th, Wellington.•11:35 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1400 block N. A, Wellington.•11:56 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a license plate in the 1000 block N. Olive, Wellington.•11:27 a.m. Dustin L. Hoss, 31, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington warrant for probation violation.•11:27 a.m. Dustin L. Hoss, 31, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington bench warrant for failure to appear.•8:03 p.m. Officer investigated a theft in the 1800 block N. C, Wellington. •10:02 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 900 block N. Blaine, Wellington.last_img read more

At The Finish Line…Champions Meet and Greet at Rivers Casino

first_imgWhere Only the Truth Matters• A super reminder for you for a super time to be had by all.  Meet and greet some of the Steelers’ all-time greats, Saturday, March 29 at the Rivers Casino Grand Ballroom.  Louis Lipps, Dwayne Woodruff, J.T. Thomas, Robin Cole, Andy Russell, Mike Wagner and the great Mel Blount (pictured), along with local celebs B.B. Flenory, Jennifer Bruce, Master Jacquet Bazemore, Myron Brown and others.  Free parking, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, photographs, and autographs and then you can go win some money.  Call the Champions for more information at (412) 628-4856.Bill Neal• The NCAA Final Four may be the biggest toss-up of all time this year.  Everybody in the top twenty can beat everybody in the top twenty.  Stay tuned.• Trust me on this, it really matters.  Go out and support your high school basketball teams.  Our kids are counting on us as much as points and rebounds!• Think about this.  Nate ‘Tiny’ Archibald once led the NBA season in assists and scoring.  How can you give it away as much as you score.  A – maze – ing!!!• As God is my witness . . . huh?!?  Tiger Woods will win again.  Tiger Woods will win again.  Tiger Woods will win again!!!YOU HAVE NOW CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINElast_img read more

Tips for Healthy and Safe Holiday Eating

first_imgFacebook21Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesThe holidays are right around the corner. It can be a stressful time of year and most of us tend to overeat less healthy foods during the holiday season. It’s OK to enjoy your favorite treats during these special times, but if you overdo it you could end up feeling groggy and won’t have enough energy to do all the fun things you want to during this exciting time of year. By eating healthy on most days you will feel good and have more energy to enjoy all the season has to offer. Here are some tips to eating healthier during the holiday season:Don’t skip breakfast. Skipping the most important meal of the day can make you feel overly hungry later in the day which can lead to overeating.Do some physical activity most days of the week. Keeping active will help keep your appetite in check and will also burn some calories from your favorite treats.Bring a healthy dish to the holiday party. That way you know there will be something you can eat that won’t make you feel sluggish later.Don’t linger by the food table at parties. Ever hear the phrase out of sight out of mind?It’s ok to indulge in a few holiday treats. Just balance those treats with healthy options. Photo courtesy: Thurston County Public HealthEnjoy smaller portions of your favorite treats. You don’t have to restrict yourself from the things you love during the holidays. A few bites of your favorite treat will be much more enjoyable than eating it until you feel like a stuffed Thanksgiving turkey.Unfortunately, holiday parties and meals can also be a source of food borne illness. Keep your family and friends safe by using safe cooking practices, including:Clean. Always wash your hands before cooking or serving food; wash produce and fruits under running water before using them; never put cooked food on a plate that previously held raw food.Separate. Keep raw meat, poultry, eggs, and fish away from foods that will not cooked; wash hands, utensils, and cutting boards that had raw meat, poultry, eggs or fish on them with warm water and soap.Enjoy holiday celebrations and keep them safe by ensuring you cook all food, especially meat, completely. Cook. Use a food thermometer to check doneness, especially for meat, poultry, eggs or fish; 145 °F for steak, pork, veal, chops; 160 °F for hamburger; and 165 °F for poultry, combined or stuffed meats, and leftovers.Chill. Put leftovers away in the refrigerator within two hours; use ice to keep foods cold for buffets and parties; chill the serving platter/bowl to help the food stay cool longer.When feeding a crowd, only put out some of the perishable food, resupplying as needed and keeping the rest either hot or cold. This keeps bacteria, which can cause illness, from growing in the food.I hope you can use these tips to have a most pleasant and healthy holiday season.last_img read more

Valley West Hawks sweep Ice as Major Midget opens season

first_imgTy Westgard added five assists for the Hawks.Coy Prevost of Kimberley scored the lone goal for Kootenay.Saturday, Kootenay held period leads of 2-1 and 4-3 before Valley West scored four times in the third period to complete the comeback.Seven different players scored for the Hawks.Prevost, Aigne McGready-Bruce of Nelson, Trevor Van Steinburg of Cranbrook and Spencer McLean of Montrose scored for the Ice.Kootenay travels to Richmond Saturday to face the Vancouver Northeast Giants in a two-game weekend series.The weekend series was the first taste of Major Midget hockey for new Kootenay coach Rob Wright.Wright replaced Mario DiBella last week after the former skipper resigned due to work commitments. Valley West Hawks scored early and often en route to a 9-1 shellacking of the Kootenay Ice in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The win came on the heels of a come-from-behind 7-4 victory by Valley West Hawks Saturday afternoon over the Ice in Nelson.The games marked the opening of the BCMMHL season.Jordan Funk, with his first of two on the night, scored in the first minute to begin the rout, poking a rebound past Ice netminder Jason Mailhiot of Trail.Luke Gingras scored twice with singles going to Paul Smith, Davis Koch, Mitch Newsome and captain Paul Savage.last_img read more