Back to school supply drive for Rainbow Room kicked off

first_img WhatsApp Back to school supply drive for Rainbow Room kicked off Local News Facebook Facebook Rainbow Room First Basin Credit Union has kicked off the Fourth Annual “Back to School” Supply Drive benefiting the children of the Rainbow Room of the Permian Basin. The Rainbow Room works with Child Protective Services and helps foster children, and all other children involved in CPS care throughout Midland, Odessa, Andrews and surrounding counties. “We are very blessed to work and live in such a generous community that is always willing to help and support children in need,” Angela Haas, branch manager at the FBCU Grandview location, said in a news release. “Every child deserves the opportunity to have the supplies they need to be successful and confident in school. First Basin is always ready to assist and support the Rainbow Room.” Donations are welcome at all First Basin branches in Odessa, Midland and Andrews. Monetary donations may also be made at any FBCU location. The Rainbow Room is requesting the following items to help equip children for the 2019-2020 school year:Backpacks.Folders.Spiral notebooks.Pens/pencils.Binders.Highlighters.Glue Sticks.Tissues.Hand sanitizer.Markers.Crayons.Rulers.Scissors.Headphones. Donation deadline is July 31. For information regarding The Rainbow Room, or the school supply drive, contact Crystale Galindo at 432-232-0547 or Janet Sotelo at 432-248-1443, from the FBCU marketing team. WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Pinterest Twitter Previous articleECISD has variety of job openingsNext articlePhysicians’ Education Resource® organise la 38e Miami Breast Cancer Conference® annuelle sous forme de réunion virtuelle élargie et interactive Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Driving the message home

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Employers have been slow to recognise driving as a major risk factor to staff. But with shocking new statistics, practitioners are being forced to sit up and take noticeWhen George Orwell was researching the coal industry in the 1930’s he was shocked to discover a rubber stamp with the legend “Death Stoppage” used to mark service records. Casualties in the coal mines were taken for granted almost as they would be in a minor war. But times change, and as Health and Safety Executive/Department of Transport figures reveal, spending long hours behind the wheel today is just as hazardous as working down a coal mine. So it makes sense to treat the dangers as any other workplace hazard.Highway codeThe Government has made a start. In March, health and safety minister Lord Whitty promised a “highway code” for employers who have staff drivers.In its road safety document the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions conceded, “We do not have reliable statistics about casualties connected with work-related traffic accidents. But company cars are more frequently involved in accidents and the number of people killed as a consequence of work activities, including driving, on our roads, could be significant.”A government task force is to draw up minimum standards for employers with driving staff, and look at closer liaison between health and safety officers and those responsible for road safety.The TUC would go further, arguing that, as in other dangerous occupations, employers should have a safety certificate before being allowed to let staff clock up the miles. It has launched a major document on the issue, Driven to Death. Increasingly, unions offer legal services for members injured in road accidents.“We want employers to play their part,” says TUC general secretary John Monks. “Some have negotiated excellent agreements with their unions to deal with the risks involved in driving for work. Others need the clarification of the existing common law duty of care.”Road safety experts predict it is only a matter of time before an employer has to pay a huge sum to a widow whose husband was forced to drive excessive hours.Sobering statisticsThe statistics are sobering. About 300 of the 1,200 drivers killed on Britain’s roads each year are driving for work. To put that in context, the number of train drivers killed in a year is in single figures, and is sometimes zero, as in 1998. Yet driving a company car is not seen as being a safety-critical occupation. “The car is not seen as a risk factor in a job,” says Gail Cotton, president of the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners. “Some companies are aware of the dangers but most are not.”OH consultant Cynthia Atwell adds, “It is the most lethal piece of equipment one ever gets into. I would like to see a restriction on the number of hours that anyone can drive. There is a restriction on HGV drivers, with the tachograph, but people like you or I could drive all day for work if we wanted to.“My experience shows that a lot of people will get up very early in the morning, go on site, do eight, nine or 10 hours’ work and then drive for two, three or four hours. This is totally unacceptable. I do not think any employer should expect people to do that.“Some people say they are happy to do that and it does not affect them. I would argue that if you were tested for reactions you would not get a good result.”Atwell also wonders how many important decisions are made by business leaders following a long day and a long drive. “It clearly needs to be looked at more in relation to when people do have accidents. It brings in the issue of drugs – not just drugs of abuse but prescribed or over-the-counter drugs,” she adds.Atwell recommends that drugs-testing procedures should be extended to people driving company cars for long periods, much as they are in place for train drivers. Though she adds, “I think that will be contentious as people who drive company cars tend to be more senior management positions, and that probably would not go down well.”Occupational health advisers need to point out the dangers to the rest of the company and encourage the establishment of a driving policy. This would set maximum journey lengths, above which the driver should be able to book into a hotel, and maximum stints at the wheel without a break. “People need to know what is expected of them,” says Atwell.Moreover, the guidelines must be reflected in timetables and working arrangements, so that they are not merely a statement of intent with little real effect. “There is pressure on drivers to make meetings; there are time management and organisational issues,” says Cotton.She adds that there are dozens of serious health risks associated with driving for long periods, in addition to the dangers of accidents. The two issues are linked, as some ailments such as stress or poor vision heighten the risk of a crash.Road safety pressure group Brake carried out a survey two years ago which found that two in three people admitted having fallen asleep at the wheel. About half of those interviewed had nodded off while driving more than twice during the year before the survey. “Professional drivers and company car drivers are particularly at risk, due to the high mileages they travel,” the agency concluded.Fitness levelsLoughborough University has carried out research which concluded that tiredness is responsible for up to 20 per cent of serious crashes on monotonous roads, such as motorways. Yet many drivers exaggerate their capacity and stamina.“A car has to be serviced regularly but you do not bother about the driver,” says Cotton. “Men especially would not keep a car without a regular service but they are quite happy to run their own bodies doing none of those things. You need to do an MoT for the body as part of the risk assessment.Driving for long periods can cause or aggravate poor health, Cotton argues. “We have people driving as part of their job, so should we not assess their fitness to drive?”Even road rage comes into the equation. It is more likely that a tired, stressed individual flies into a fit of temper than someone who is relaxed – especially if he or she is in physical pain. Driving the message homeOn 4 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Loughmore to defend title against Thurles Sarsfields

first_imgThat’s after today’s two semi-finals at Semple Stadium, where Tipp FM kept you updated across the afternoon.Loughmore- the defending champions- had too much for Mullinahone, beating the South champions Mullinahone by 3-22 to 0-14.Thurles Sarsfields booked their place in the decider, by defeating Templederry Kenyons by 0-18 to 1-11 in today’s first semi-final.  In today’s results from around the county;South U21 B Hurling Group 2 (Monroe): Grangemockler Davins 3-06 Anner Gaels 5-14West Junior B Hurling Group 1 (Golden): Rosegreen 1-10 Solohead 1-07West Intermediate Football Championship (New Inn): Golden-Kilfeacle 0-04 Rockwell Rovers 5-17West Under 21B Hurling Championship Group 2 (Bansha): Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams 2-11 Lattin Cullen Gaels 1-16North U21 A Hurling (Moneygall): Toomevara 0-12 Roscrea 3-12North U21 A Hurling (Cloughjordan): Burgess  0-10  Kildangan  5-17Elsewhere, Cratloe await the Tipperary County Hurling Champions in the semi-finals of the Munster Club Hurling Championship.They beat Waterford’s Ballygunner by 3-07 to 1-10 at Walsh Park this afternoon.last_img read more

B&H National Team won against Israel, Dragons closer to the 3rd place on the Table

first_img(Source: klix.ba) Edin Višća and Edin Džeko scored and brought victory to the football team of B&H in last night’s qualification match for the European Championship against Israel. Dragons celebrated with 3: 1 at Bilino Polje Stadium, and this victory got them closer to the 3rd place on the standings of Group B.By winning the sixth match of qualifiers for the European Championship, Dragons increased their chances for going to the continental review, which will be held next year in France. Edin Višća scored twice and Edin Džeko one time for our national team.This was the second victory for the National Team of B&H in qualifiers for the European Championship.In the next round in September, B&H football players will play against Belgium, which lost against Wales in last night’s match with the score 0 : 1. With this victory Wales remained on the leading position, while the Belgium is now on the second place, with three points more than team of B&H.last_img read more

Sanju Samson called in as replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan for West Indies T20I…

first_imgAdvertisement 6urzNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs112bjmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9lcrju4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 10q5rWould you ever consider trying this?😱ajgd6zCan your students do this? 🌚e9vjRoller skating! Powered by Firework Now that Shikhar Dhawan is out due to injuries, Sanju Samson will be replacing him in the next Test match against West Indies. Shikhar Dhawan got injured during his last game against Maharashtra at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Championship, which resulted in a deep cut on his knee. His injury has given Sanju Samson the opportunity to be on the field. The wicketkeeper, as well as batsman, was confined to the bench during the match between India and Bangladesh.Advertisement Shikhar’s performance during India vs. Bangladesh match was very poor. He scored 41, 31, and 19, which is nothing impressive. But he is to be a part of the team for the ODI series that is to kickstart from December 6.Advertisement On the other hand, Sanju had an impressive performance in the domestic matches, especially at the Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he scored a double century in  50 overs. He was made a part of the India team for the T20I series against Bangladesh due to his impressive run, but unfortunately, he did not have the chance to step on the grounds. He was not chosen for the ODI series, but luck favored him, and now the player is back on the team as a replacement!Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more