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Details of Lions training camp revealed

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A Lions camp in Cardiff in 2017 (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. It has been confirmed that a British & Irish Lions training camp will be held in Jersey ahead of the 2021 Tour to South Africa.Senior members of the Lions’ management team visited Jersey this week to discuss travel and accommodation logistics for the ten-day camp, which before the Test match against Japan at Murrayfield on Saturday 26 June.“This visit has confirmed that Jersey can provide the facilities and support that we need,” Lions head coach Warren Gatland said of the trip. According to the Lions, also discussed were Covid-19 protocols for that training camp, as well as the possibilities for community engagement while the squad and coaches are in Jersey.“I will be bringing the coaching and management team back to the island later this month to finalise plans and I’m confident that, when the squad arrives in June, we will have the environment we need to prepare to meet the Springboks.”center_img Minister for economic development in Jersey, senator Lyndon Farnham also said: “When the touring party arrives, Jersey will be in the international spotlight, which will bring significant benefits to the Island’s profile as a safe and vibrant visitor destination, not only for rugby supporters but also for other sporting fans and organisations.“Our aim is that Jersey continues to develop as a safe and accessible location for global sporting events where athletes can train and compete with the very best facilities in a beautiful island environment.” The squad will meet up for a ten-day camplast_img read more

168 Dwellings in Hospitalet de Llobregat / Estudio Rubio & Álv…

first_img “COPY” Projects Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/513213/168-dwellings-in-hospitalet-de-llobregat-estudio-rubio-and-alvarez-sala Clipboard ArchDaily 168 Dwellings in Hospitalet de Llobregat / Estudio Rubio & Álvarez-SalaSave this projectSave168 Dwellings in Hospitalet de Llobregat / Estudio Rubio & Álvarez-Sala Save this picture!© Lluis Casals+ 18 Share Year:  Project Coordinator:Ignacio Gómez de Escauriaza (R&AS)Collaborators:Diego Olavarría (Aqto), Avelino Alcocer Ibor (D.O.), Oscar Rodriguez (Ss)Structures:Cesar Herera Castilla CHC IngenierosBuilding Facilities:Integral ingenieríaClient:Foment Immobiliari Assequible, S.A. Obra Social La Caixa.Budget:13.300.000€Project Architects:Carlos Rubio Carvajal, Enrique Ávarez-Sala WaltherCity:TarragonaCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lluis CasalsText description provided by the architects. The project is within the program Habitatge Assequible de Obra Social “La Caixa”, with the aim of providing rental housing to youth, seniors, and families with limited income.The challenge is to build 168 three-bedroom homes with quality finishes and prices well below those established in the subsidized housing market.Save this picture!© Lluis CasalsSustainability is therefore the script that links all phases of the project, initial sketches, development of technical projects, construction, and future maintenance and use of the property.We thus propose a project of good quality housing with very low implementation costs and with minimal energy costs.Save this picture!© Lluis CasalsIt is a complex of two buildings which define a single project.The lower volume which we call “block”, is 10 floors high and has 59 dwellings. The taller volume which we call “tower”, is 17 floors high and has 109 dwellings.Save this picture!© Lluis CasalsBoth buildings resolve the difference in level between the Collblanc and Doctor Solanic i Riera streets through a public square at an intermediate level.Under this level are three basement floors for underground parking and storage.The project for 168 dwellings in Porta Nord is committed to sustainability, ensuring its balance with the environmental resources.Save this picture!© Lluis CasalsSocial Balance:Providing rental housing for youth, seniors, and families with limited income.Save this picture!© Lluis CasalsEnvironmental Balance:Combined Solar Photovoltaic System + Aerothermal, obtaining energy from the sun and the air, minimizing the emission of pollutant gases.Save this picture!© Lluis CasalsEnergy Balance:Thanks to a demanding thermal envelope, sun protection systems, cross ventilation and clean energy production, the project has an Energy Rating of “A”, minimizing consumption.Economic Balance:The modulation and standardization of housing and structure, the “GRC” (Glass Reinforced Concrete) prefabricated facade, the prefabricated bathroom units, and the coordination between property, architects, and construction company, have improved the construction process, optimizing resources, to consolidate a high quality project, consistent with the environment and on a limited budget.Save this picture!© Lluis CasalsThe dwellings of Obra Social “la Caixa” are built under criteria of functionality, sustainability and adaptability. From the point of view of the product we have incorporated materials, finishes and rare qualities in this type of construction, taking into account our concerns about sustainability. In this sense, this project is an example and role model as it incorporates photovoltaic and aerothermal energy. This system will not only reduce the payment of monthly bills but will also meet the challenge of uncontaminated heating.Save this picture!© Lluis CasalsThe project is highlighted due to its careful architectural design, constructive innovation, and its social and environmental commitment.Affordable Homes with Energy Rating “A”.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Role of the Architectural Discourse in the ‘New Media Age’Architecture NewsUnified Architectural Theory: Chapter 5ArticlesProject locationAddress:Llobregat, 43006 Tarragona, SpainLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/513213/168-dwellings-in-hospitalet-de-llobregat-estudio-rubio-and-alvarez-sala Clipboard 2014 168 Dwellings in Hospitalet de Llobregat / Estudio Rubio & Álvarez-Sala Architects: Estudio Rubio & Álvarez-Sala Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyApartments, Social Housing•Tarragona, Spain Spain “COPY” CopyAbout this officeEstudio Rubio & Álvarez-SalaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSocial HousingTarragonaSpainPublished on June 09, 2014Cite: “168 Dwellings in Hospitalet de Llobregat / Estudio Rubio & Álvarez-Sala” [168 VIiviendas en Hospitalet de Llobregat / Estudio Rubio & Álvarez-Sala] 09 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Conference strategizes to ‘Free Mumia’

first_imgMumia Abu-JamalPhiladelphia — United around the goal “Mumia, Free in 4!” — meaning his release in four years — dedicated activists from several U.S. cities, France and Germany gathered at Temple University on Jan. 26 for a conference organized by Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal.The event laid out a historical and political perspective on why now is the time to raise a campaign around Abu-Jamal, who in December 2011 was released into general population at Pennsylvania’s SCI Mahanoy. This comes after his nearly 30 years in solitary confinement on death row. Demands for his freedom will also link Abu-Jamal’s case to the growing fight to end mass incarceration.Dr. Anthony Monteiro, a professor of African-American Studies at Temple University, called for “a strategic plan to free Mumia.”Monteiro stated that Abu-Jamal and other political prisoners have not been isolated in prison for decades just because “we did not fight to free them. We must not underestimate that the forces we fight also have a strategic plan to keep our leaders isolated from the people to prevent movements against imperialism and repression.”Monteiro noted that while over 2.5 million people are imprisoned today, the ruling class plans to build prisons for millions more. “The 1% relies on the state to uphold an economic system they know will never recover from its current crisis.”Stressing solidarity, Abu-Jamal’s son, Jamal Hart, who was himself imprisoned for 15 years, cautioned people not to get caught up with things that divide us, but focus instead on the direction we all want to go. “The movement to free my father is global, but it must also stay connected with the family.” Hart shared a simple message sent to him by his father on Jan. 21 that read, “I want to go home!”Other speakers, including Ramona Africa of the MOVE organization and Johanna Fernandez of EMAJ, addressed the need for the campaign to get information to young people and to popularize Abu-Jamal as a freedom fighter imprisoned longer than most youth coming into struggles today have been alive.Noelle Hanrahan, with Prison Radio, urged people to join in efforts to fill theaters for the release of the new documentary, “Long Distance Revolutionary — A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal.” It opens in theaters across the U.S., starting Feb. 1 in New York. This film, produced by Street Legal Cinema in association with Prison Radio, focuses on Mumia’s dramatic career as a journalist, revolutionary and important voice during a time of increased mass incarceration, escalating war and impoverishment of an entire generation of young people. For information see www.mumia-themovie.com.Attorneys for Abu-Jamal provided legal updates and discussed plans to launch a media campaign to “mainstream Mumia” as a counter to decades of the racist media coverage of his case. Judith Ritter, with the Legal Defense Fund, stated, “Mumia himself is the strongest weapon we have for people to know what kind of man he is.”An international petition campaign was proposed to stress Abu-Jamal’s innocence and call on the U.S. Department of Justice to recommend that the governor of Pennsylvania immediately vacate his sentence.Young activists Autumn Marie, Jamila Wilson and Domingo Estevez led a lively discussion, encouraging the sharing of ways to popularize Abu-Jamal’s case. Progressive hip-hop performers, including Immortal Technique and M-1 of Dead Prez, took part directly or by phone-in.A highlight was a call from Mumia himself, who urged those present to “build something stronger and more powerful than ever before.” nFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Workers’ militant resistance in France confronts gov’t intransigence

first_imgDec. 16 — The general strike in France has lasted 12 days as of today. Transportation is barely hanging on, with just 10 to 30 percent of scheduled trains running. Cars and buses spend hours in traffic jams. Bicycle lanes are jam-packed. Cafés, restaurants, hotels and stores report losing major amounts of year-end holiday business.French workers march in the streets of Draguignan, Dec. 10, to say no to pension reform. (Photo: A. Dequidt)Traffic jams in the region that includes Paris were twice as long today as they are at their worst when mass transit is running normally.The public reaction to the strike is surprising. Despite the tremendous inconvenience, a strong majority supports the unions’ objections to the government’s plan to impose major pension cuts. Many believe the government left the workers no choice, pushing them out on strike. In addition, the government minister in charge of its retirement project was forced to resign today because of “financial improprieties.”The four federations inside the General Confederation of Labor (CGT) — transportation, railroad workers, chemical industry, and mines and energy — just issued a public warning to the government. “It has a week to announce the withdrawal of its proposal and to relaunch real negotiations to improve the current retirement system.” The strike will continue while the CGT waits.The French Democratic Labor Confederation (CFDT), which is the largest labor confederation in the private sector, had firmly supported the way the government proposed restructuring the retirement system. Yet what it can’t support are government plans to make workers stay on the job years longer to get a full pension. So on Dec. 11 the CFDT announced it would fully participate in the next national protest march on Dec. 17 and in the general strike.On Dec. 11, all the left-wing parties in France, some of which are radical more in name than practice, held an open meeting for the first time in 29 years. Attendees included the Communist Party of France (PCF), which called the meeting; France Unbowed (France insoumise); Workers Struggle (LO); the New Anti-capitalist Party; the Socialist Party; and the Greens. The union confederations CGT and SUD were also present. The meeting was widely covered by the French press. Fabien Roussel, the leader of the PCF, summed up the meeting: “There was unanimity against the government reform. We are asking for its proposal to be withdrawn. We are all united on this point and call for a mobilization for Dec. 17.” (Le Monde, Dec. 11-12)President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Édouard Philippe claim that since Macron’s campaign promised “reforms,” and the people voted to elect him, that means the people gave him a mandate to impose these changes on the retirement system. French workers ask why the government, which had participated in two years of discussions, did not propose a concrete plan regarding the pensions until the massive Dec. 5 national demonstration and another six days of a general strike.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

A Dry Weekend in Store for Indiana

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News A Dry Weekend in Store for Indiana Facebook Twitter SHARE A Dry Weekend in Store for Indiana By Eric Pfeiffer – May 28, 2020 Facebook Twitter Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/planting-wx-0529-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Ryan Martin’s Planting Weather Forecast Made Possible By:Kokomo Grain, Seed Genetics Direct, and First Farmers Bank & TrustIn the latest planting weather forecast from HAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin, he says drier weather is moving in for the weekend.“The drier weather is going to come with a change in temperatures. We’re much cooler for Saturday into Sunday, but we have no rain in the forecast Saturday through Tuesday.”Martin’s forecast does call for potential scattered showers on Wednesday.“I think most of us will be looking at a few hundredths of an inch to maybe 3 or 4 tenths maximum. But keep an eye out for that on Wednesday. It will hit the northern part of the state in the morning, southern part of the state in the evening. The focal point really seems to be more Michigan and Ohio.”After that, temperatures really start to climb Thursday, Friday, and Saturday next week.“I think we’ve got a heatwave that continues right on through most of the following week as well. We don’t see any significant frontal complexes coming through in that time, so no well-organized system, but this past week you saw it- when you get the heat and humidity in over Indiana, you can fire off pop up showers and thunderstorms almost at will,” says Martin.“I don’t think it’ll be as frequent as what we saw this past week but I also can’t rule out some on again off again moisture in there, especially in that next Monday (8th), Tuesday (9th), Wednesday (10th) period. That window could be rather unsettled.” SHARE Previous articleBrazil’s Ag Exports to China are BoomingNext articleA Dry Weekend in Store for Indiana on the HAT Friday Morning Podcast Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Municipal councillor beats 73-year-old freelance journalist to death

first_img BrazilAmericas News Reports Organisation May 13, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Brazil April 27, 2021 Find out more Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazilcenter_img to go further RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America BrazilAmericas April 15, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts July 27, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Municipal councillor beats 73-year-old freelance journalist to death RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced horror today on learning that Ajuricaba Monassa de Paula, a 73-year-old freelance journalist and member of the local opposition, was beaten to death in public in Guapirimim (in Rio de Janeiro state) on 24 July by a municipal councillor he had criticised. Monassa was affiliated to the Brazilian Press Association (ABI).“This is an especially cowardly and repugnant murder,” the press freedom organisation said. “It also highlights the incredible contempt in which politicians sometimes hold the local press. We support the ABI’s appeal to Rio de Janeiro state governor Rosinha Garotinho for a thorough investigation to establish the exact circumstances of this murder and ensure that it does not go unpunished.”The attack took place when Monassa was on a central square in the town of Guapirimim having a argument with a close relative of Osvaldo Vivas, a municipal councillor he had accused of questionable administrative practices. A martial arts black belt, Vivas himself then intervened and began hitting Monassa until he collapsed. He was rushed to the intensive care unit of a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries.Monassa began his career in journalism working for the Rio de Janeiro communist daily Imprensa Popular. He later became a labour inspector and ran a shop in Guapirimim, but continued to write for magazines and websites. He was a constant critic of the municipal government, accusing it of lacking in transparency and breaking promises. His views were shared by many other residents. About 1,000 people blocked a road in show of protest against the local authorities earlier this year. Monassa would have turned 74 on 5 November.In a letter to Rio de Janeiro’s governor, ABI president Maurício Azêdo voiced concern that “the murder will be covered up and Ajuricaba Monassa’s killers will remain unpunished.”last_img read more

Twelve patients over spill to out patients department after busy night at LGH

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twelve patients over spill to out patients department after busy night at LGH 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook News Google+ Google+ Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter Pinterestcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Previous articleGardai say weekend incident not linked to previous Ashlawn assaultsNext articleFormer US President Bill Clinton to visit Derry tomorrow News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Staff at Letterkenny Hospital where stretched to their limits last night as twelve patients over-spilled to the out patients department.As result a number of clinics will be closed today.Dr Bannon and Dr Keatings medical clinics will be closed and the ENT clinic with Dr Constantine will also be closed.Patients are being urged to  attend A&E today only if absolutely necessary.This is happening on the day that the details of cost cutting measures planned by the HSE to curb a huge budget overrun in the HSE West region will be outlined at a meeting in Galway. By News Highland – September 28, 2010 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

“The Petition Has A Political Colour”: SC Dismisses Plea Against PM CARES Fund, As Withdrawn

first_imgTop Stories”The Petition Has A Political Colour”: SC Dismisses Plea Against PM CARES Fund, As Withdrawn Nilashish Chaudhary27 April 2020 1:20 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL which sought directions to the Centre to conduct en masse door to door testing for COVID-19 as withdrawn. Petitioner in person, advocate Shashwat Anand appeared before the Bench comprising of Justices NV Ramana, SK Kaul and BR Gavai and apprised them of his plea which also included a challenge to the validity of the PM CARES fund. Expressing…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a PIL which sought directions to the Centre to conduct en masse door to door testing for COVID-19 as withdrawn. Petitioner in person, advocate Shashwat Anand appeared before the Bench comprising of Justices NV Ramana, SK Kaul and BR Gavai and apprised them of his plea which also included a challenge to the validity of the PM CARES fund. Expressing their displeasure at the same, the Bench threatened to impose a fine on the petitioner if he did not withdraw the plea. “The petition has a political colour. Either you withdraw it or we will impose a fine”, warned Justice Ramana as the hearing lasted for barely a minute.The petitioners, Shashwat Anand, Ankur Azad and Faiz Ahmad, 3 advocates and Sagar, a law student from Allahabad, have expressed their grave concerns over the manner in which India is attempting to fight the pandemic, especially with regard to the low rate of testing. To buttress this submission, reliance has been placed on the Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) latest status report from April 7, 2020 according to which the Government is conducting merely 82 tests per Million people across the country.”What is the most worrying is that the reported confirmed COVID-19 cases, for sure, could be a gross underestimate as the testing rate in India is amongst the lowest in the world. The shocking spike in the number of corona infected cases within a matter of days, shows that it may only be the tip of the iceberg and we’re oblivious to the real gravity of the situation.”Alluding to India’s response as “basal”, the petitioners claim that the government has not been focusing on the right details to ensure victory over the fight against COVID-19. It is suggested that instead of looking to curb community transmission, emphasis should be laid on managing and treating the virus, the first step for which would be mass testing.”India’s response to fighting this pandemic is basal. It is primarily focused on curbing community transmission, rather than managing, identifying and treating the virus infection following the mass tests which is, to put it differently, evinced by the lack of enough and mass house-to-house tests as proportional to the humongous and densely packed population of India.”Reiterating that while measures such as social distancing and the nationwide lockdown are an attempt to curb mass transmission, the petitioners caution that such exercises would be futile if mass testing is not conducted. “Combating COVID-19 would become like fighting a fire blindfolded.”Next Storylast_img read more

Like father, like son

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Like father, like son Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen “The Mercedes Kids Marathon actually started right after Thanksgiving,” Price said. “Each runner kept a log of his runs and the runs should total 25 miles entering the mile-run in Birmingham.”Price wasn’t surprised that Will wanted to participate in the kids’ marathon. He had expressed an interest in following in his daddy’s running shoes about a year ago.“Will had seen me run and was curious about it,” Price said. “When he was younger, I would run with him in a jogging stroller. When he got old enough, he wanted to run with me. Back during the summer, we did a lot of running around the neighborhood and around the track at Troy University. Will enjoyed it, and I liked having him run with me.”In December, Price and his family participated in the 5K run sponsored by the Lillian D. Green Nutrition Center in Troy. Email the author Sponsored Content Skip By The Penny Hoarder The father-son marathon runners were in Birmingham last weekend for the Mercedes Marathon. Greg Price of Troy is no stranger to marathons. He has run his share and more. But it was Will’s first kids marathon and also the first held in conjunction with the storied Mercedes Marathon, which raises money for a variety of children’s organizations in the Birmingham area.“It was a great experience for both of us and it was special to me to run with Will in his first kids marathon,” Price said. “I wanted him to have the thrill of crossing the finish line by himself, and really, he’s fast – a lot faster than I am — and I don’t think I could have kept up with him anyway.”The Birmingham leg of the Mercedes Kids Marathon was only a mile, but it was the culmination of about seven weeks of cumulative running by each of the 3,500 kids in grades kindergarten through sixth grade. Published 9:13 pm Friday, February 19, 2010 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Run, run as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man.”Six-year-old Will Price may not be quite as fast as the Gingerbread Man but his dad, Greg, knew he couldn’t keep up with him.So dad held back and let his young son cross the finish line of the Mercedes Kids Marathon alone. You Might Like Perfect little hearts The procedure was expected to take about 45 minutes. The pediatric cardiologist would call when it was finished. Two hours… read more Latest Stories “It was a family affair,” Price said, with a smile.Price’s parents, Pete and Diane Price, his wife, Amy, and Will joined him in the run and his four-year-old daughter, Emily, was a “push over” in the three-mile run.“Will ran all the way,” Price said. “We stopped a couple of times, but Will really didn’t need to stop. So, I thought he would enjoy participating in the Mercedes Kids Marathon. And, too, it would be good for Will to set a goal and work toward it.”Mercedes provided the kids with a running log, and Will posted it on the refrigerator.“We ran about three times a week ,but we didn’t have a set schedule,” Price said. “I wanted it to be fun for Will. We ran around the neighborhood and the track. And, it was fun for both of us. Keeping the log was a good way for Will to work on his math.”Seven weeks of running and logging miles was just the build up to the big day. The day when young Will Price was going to run in a marathon just like his dad.The Mercedes Marathon is one of Price’s favorites because it’s a charitable run, and he runs with the Children’s Hospital team.“All of the children’s organizations that the Mercedes Marathon supports are worthy,” Price said. “I’ve been running for Children’s Hospital for two years, and the team raises a lot of money for the hospital, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”In 2008, the Children’s Hospital “run” team raised $700,000 ,and Price participated in 11 runs.“All members of the team give their best efforts,” he said.The Mercedes Kids Marathon was held on Saturday, Feb. 13 and it was amazing to see so many young kids running and enjoying it, Price said.With 3,000-plus kids participating in a “marathon” event, the future of the Mercedes Marathon and its efforts to support children’s organizations seem on sure footing.The Mercedes Half Marathon and Marathon were held on Sunday. Will opted to stay at the hotel and watch cartoons and videos while dad ran the 26.2 miles on a cold, windy February day.“I don’t like the cold, and it’s always cold in Birmingham for the Mercedes Marathon,” Price said. “And, it rained, as usual, but only for about 15 minutes.”The Mercedes Marathon course is a double loop, which gives runners the option to bail from the marathon and settle for running a half marathon.Price admitted that he thought about hanging a left at the halfway mark and heading back to the hotel. But he veered to the right and repeated the loop and logged another 13 miles.Price finished the marathon in about five hours, which is typical for him.“I’m not fast,” Price said, laughing. “Back years ago, Doc Anderson at Troy University told me, ‘Price, if you can’t run fast, you’d better run far.’ So, I run far.”Greg Price usually runs far, and he always runs for something bigger than himself.In 2007, he amazed the Troy community by running 100 miles in an effort to raise money for the Pike County Relay for Life campaign. A year later, he flabbergasted folks by running 200 miles for the same cause.But those 300 miles are just a drop in the bucket compared to the total miles logged by the “far” runner.Price became a committed and dedicated runner when he was 14 years old. He tried other sports but enjoyed the solitude that comes with distance running.Even back 21 years ago, his analytical, statistical mind was working full speed, and he began logging his miles. Of course, he could have missed a few along the years, especially those teenage years, but Price has logged 50,000 miles and counting.And, when he’s 80 years old, he hopes to still be logging.“Running is part of my life,” Price said. “For me, it’s enjoyable, and it’s also a stress reliever. I love my family and enjoy people ,but I still like to be by myself. Running gives me an opportunity to think and figure things out. Besides the health benefits, it’s a way I can be productive and do something for someone else. And, too, it’s something that my family enjoys doing together. So, for me, running has many benefits.”Of all the marathons that Price has run and finished, it’s the one that he didn’t finish that is the most special.When his son,Will, crossed the finish line in the Mercedes Kids Marathon and flashed a big smile at his dad, that was the best finish of them all.“Will might continue running, but then he might not. It will be up to him,” Price said. “But right now it’s something that we do together and enjoy together. My first marathon was the Peachtree Marathon in Atlanta. It has a different name now but, if Will does continue running, it would be … cool … for him to run his first marathon at the ‘Peachtree’ and for me to run with him. That would be a very special marathon.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

Older workers dissatisfied with managers’ performance

first_img Previous Article Next Article Research shows the older the employee, the less well managed they think theyareOnly two out of five employees feel they are getting sufficient help tomanage their stress levels at work, and older workers are most critical ofmanagers’ skills. Research commissioned by the Industrial Society Learning and Development,part of outsourcing specialist Capita, asked 850 full-time and part-timeworkers what they thought about their immediate bosses’ management abilities. While 59 per cent rated their general line management skills positively,three out of five felt they were getting insufficient help with workplacestress. One in four (26 per cent) of full-time workers and almost one in five (19per cent) of part timers described their manager’s stress management skills as‘poor’ or ‘very poor’. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, stress isthe most common cause of long-term absence, with stress-related sick dayscosting British industry an estimated £7.1m a week. Younger people, said the study, generally had a more positive outlook thanthose in their later working years. And the older the employee, the lessgenerally well managed they thought they were. Christine Garner, managing director of Industrial Society Learning and Developmentsaid: “Businesses should be sensitive to the needs of their olderemployees, who seem to face increasing dissatisfaction with their bosses’general management skills as they get older.” www.islearning.co.uk Comments are closed. Older workers dissatisfied with managers’ performanceOn 1 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more