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first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article This month’s newsCancer self-help Cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Relief has launched its latest directory ofcancer self-help and support services. It lists more than 700 local cancersupport groups and organisations throughout the UK. It is available, at a cost of £15, by calling 01344 350310. Call centre initiatives Hundreds of call centre staff at Norwich Union in Sheffield, Norwich andGlasgow are testing a new range of flexible working initiatives after receivinga grant from the DTI. New safety targets for offshore industries The HSE has reiterated its commitment to making the UK offshore oil and gasindustry the safest in the world by 2010, after publishing figures showingthree people died in offshore incidents in 2001/2002, the same as in theprevious year. Serious injuries increased by two to 55. EEF appoints chief medical adviser The Engineering Employers’ Federation has appointed an occupationalphysician to the newly created post of chief medical adviser. Dr Sayeed Khan,42, will help the federation draw up a strategy to tackle and promoteoccupational health. He was formerly head of OH for one of the European defenceand energy businesses of Rolls-Royce. Stroke advice The Stroke Association has translated its leaflet Stroke: Questions andAnswers into five different Asian languages as part of an effort to raiseawareness about strokes among the UK’s Asian population. British Asians aremore likely to suffer strokes than the general population as they are morelikely to suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes. Back pain The number of hours spent on repeated activities at work is associated withthe prevalence of back pain, a study has concluded. Doctors in Taiwan foundcarpenters, nurses, orderlies and attendants were all at risk, according to thestudy published in the journal Occupational Health and EnvironmentalMedicine.  OEM 2002;59:680-688 Construction safety A discussion document designed to stimulate debate on how to improve health,safety and welfare across the construction industry has been published by theHealth and Safety Executive. Revitalising Health and Safety in Construction can be ordered from HSEBooks, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2WA. Tel: 01787 881165 or downloadit from the HSE website. Textiles health and safety audit A new internet-based audit package to help textiles companies manage theirhealth and safety risks has been launched by the HSE. The Textiles Health andSafety Audit includes a series of audit-style questions and accompanyinginformation and reference material. It has been designed to help smallemployers in particular.  www.hse.gov.ukSchool safety The first ever educational tool specifically designed to help teachers andpupils manage the health and safety risks involved in work placements, has beenlaunched by the HSE. The Check it Out video pack is for use by teachers inschools and applicable in training and induction situations for new youngworkers aged between 14 and 18. Incident reporting An updated leaflet on how to report health and safety incidents has beenissued by the HSE. It also gives advice on how to use the HSE’s new incidentcontact centre. The centre provides a single point of contact for all employersin Great Britain. NewsOn 1 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Developing Nigeria’s Usain Bolt

first_imgTayo BalogunI have always been an admirer of John Momoh, Chairman of Channels TV. First, as a newscaster at NTA, progressing to start some 20 years ago what was then a small television station devoted almost exclusively to presenting news. And lately, as the man, who would change the face of sport in this country.As a newscaster, he eased into the circle of great and outstanding personalities like Nelson Ipaye, Mike Enahoro and Bode Alalade. He was certainly one of the best there was in those glorious days of NTA. He was painstaking and thoroughly professional. Little wonder he now owns, perhaps, the best television news network in Africa and in the process changing the face of television in our country in much the same way Nduka Obaigbena glamourised newspaper production. But perhaps the most outstanding thing about John is his ability to grow things and nurture them to greater heights. A striking illustration is how he has been able to grow his television network from a small two rooms outfit to the two edifices it now occupies in Lagos and Abuja.Today, my intention is to draw your attention to a quiet revolution that has been started by Channels TV in sport. Some 10 years ago, he told me he was worried about the deteriorating situation in our sport and said he would like to do something about it. The result was the birth of the highly successful Channels TV International Kids Cup competition that has been running since then.Last year, an intervention in athletics followed. This was what he told the press ten years ago.“…to address what we at Channels Television see “as a clear and present danger” facing sports in our country, we have decided to contribute our quota in redressing the ugly situation that sport in Nigeria has been plunged into by doing something to redress the situation.”The Channels International Kids Cup has become a rave in primary schools all over the country so much so that neighbouring countries have continued to show interest. More importantly, some of the products of that competition have graduated to both the country’s cadet national football teams. There was a time the NFF promised to adopt the competition in selecting players for the proposed National Under-13 team.Last year, the maiden edition of the Channels Under-17 Track & Field Classics for Secondary School students kicked off. The success achieved is indicative that truly talents abound in this country.One of the winners at the Classics, Alumot Alowonle, went on to represent Nigeria and has been tipped as a budding star. Another outstanding athlete in last year’s event was gangling Fatola Adedoyin of Oreyo Grammar School who many believe may turn out to be our own version of Jamaican Usain Bolt.At the moment, the competition is limited to schools in Lagos but by next year there are plans to involve other states of the country. Last year’s tournament had eight events competed for. It has been increased to ten this year.According to officials of the Classics, there is a plan in place to train discovered athletes for greater exploits.I believe the seed being sown in sport by Channels Tv would grow much like the television station itself has grown and even if we do not have products of the Classics in the next Olympics, I have no doubt that in the next few years, talents discovered now will be world beaters sooner than later.I will be at the finals today and am certain we would see more revelations about the talents that abound in the country. Perhaps, soon we will have our own Usain Bolt and recreate the glorious period of 1970/80s when we were one of the best, rubbing shoulders with the greats. That is where we belong.In the meantime, I think our sport authorities should do all that they can to support the noble venture of hunting for and developing talents from the grassroots. Catching them young is a culture that we must nurture.I expect in no distant future to see graduates of these Channels TV ventures not only wearing our national colours but also running and playing for world renowned clubs. And when this happens, we should remember to thank the Channels TV organisations.By the way, I wrote this piece not because I have a working relationship with Channels TV but because I believe every word.May the LORD bless our nation.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Read the new rules that Bundesliga will function under when it returns!

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement ksnNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7iv08Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5ulgm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ilfoWould you ever consider trying this?😱wmCan your students do this? 🌚c3zvzRoller skating! Powered by Firework After more than two months of no football activity, the beautiful game is finally making a come back for fans all over the world, and the first major European league to resume their current season is the Bundesliga. However, as the COVID-19 crisis is still prevalent, the German top flight is returning this May 16th with behind closed doors matches for the rest of the season, but its not the only latest regulation. The league will now allow up to five substitutions in a game, and the relegation system will also be in effect, as 2. Bundesliga will also see itself in action.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPThe rules were confirmed through an official statement from German Football League (DFL) on Thursday, after a joint video conference with the presence of all league members, where the application of the upcoming changes for the 9 match days remaining in the 2019-20 season were discussed.From the usual regulation of a maximum of three substitutions per match, it was raised to five after receiving green light from the The International Football Association Board (IFAB) a week ago. However, the change is only temporary with an aim to ‘protect player welfare.’Advertisement “From now on, each club will have a total of three opportunities to substitute players during a game, including the half-time break, “ a statement from the DFL read.“If there is extra time in the second leg of the relegation play-offs, both teams are given a fourth opportunity to change players, which they can use in the interruption between regular time and extra time or in the half-time period of extra time,” the statement added.Advertisement The season is currently scheduled to be over by June, but in case of any further postponement due to any future Coronavirus threat, the league can be extended into July, the it was further appended.“(The assembly) unanimously confirmed, with one abstention, the intention to carry out the current 2019/20 season in its entirety, including relegation, as far as legally possible and, if necessary, to continue beyond 30 June in July,” DFL said relarding the relegation.As of now, Werder Bremen and Paderborn 07 are down in the relegation zone, and Fortuna Düsseldorf in the playoff position. Bayern Munich leads the table, with Borussia Dortmund in second.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Break’In Dawn: Dele Alli sustains minor injury after knifepoint robbery at his residence.Watch kid juggle a football blindfolded – while doing the skip rope! Advertisementlast_img read more

Man arraigned for murder of Watooka youth

first_imgTwenty-two-year-old Michael Emmanuel was on Monday arraigned for the murder of Leonard Peters when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.He was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on December 21 at Lot 7 West Watooka, Linden, he murdered Peters, also called Lenny.The accused was unrepresented at the time of his appearance. It was reported that the now dead man was attending a social event, where it is alleged that he “accidentally spilled alcohol” on the accused.This incident, escalated into a physical confrontation between the two. Soon after the altercation, Peters was seen bleeding from the left side of his chest from what appeared to be a stab wound.The injured man was rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC), where he succumbed to his injuries while receiving medical attention. The suspect was arrested and charged for the murder.Meanwhile, a post-mortem performed on the body of Peters gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest and perforation of the lung. The autopsy was performed by Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh on Monday.The accused is expected to make his next court appearance on January 8, 2019.last_img read more