Beau Lund Written by November 7, 2019 /Sports News – National Zion Williamson ‘getting stronger’ following knee injury FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(NEW ORLEANS) — New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson told reporters on Thursday that he’s feeling “stronger,” following surgery on his right knee. “When [the training staff] feels like I’m back to myself, they’ll let me play,” the number one overall draft pick said Thursday. “It’s as simple as that.”The highly-touted rookie was diagnosed with a torn meniscus just before the start of the regular season. The team initially said it expected Williamson to miss six to eight weeks, which would allow him to return in early December.“The trainers are telling me it’s getting stronger,” Williamson said, “and I can feel the difference day by day.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Arning, Sallie Lou Deacon, of Ocean City, NJ, renown local artist, 88, mother, volunteer, and local artist, who enjoyed creating strong visual works utilizing many different mediums in her painting, passed away peacefully at the United Methodist Community at the Shores in Ocean City, NJ.Mrs. Arning, while enjoying the many creative process of different paint mediums, was most known for her marvelous landscapes. Her ability to capture the essence of the old Jersey Shore with its small wooden cottages tucked away into the sand dunes created a strong visual presence of a time gone by. Mrs. Arning studied under Michael Lenson, Douglas Prizer & Tom Vincent and was an active member of the West Essex Art Association, the Livingston Arts Association and the Art Centre of New Jersey. Mrs.Arning won numerous awards for her art from many art shows and exhibits in northern New Jersey and in the Cape May County area. In her later years, she taught painting at the Avalon (N.J.) Community Center.Mrs. Arning talents ranged far and wide, but her faith was a key ingredient to her being.A long time member of the St. James Episcopal Church, Upper Montclair, N.J. and St. Maryʼs Episcopal Church, Stone Harbor, N.J., Mrs. Arning was a member of prayer groups at both churches. She used her creative skills to design the prayer kneelers for St. James Episcopal Church in Upper Montclair, N.J. including the embroidery.Mrs. Arning was born in Passaic, N.J., but grew up in Upper Montclair, attending the Montclair Public Schools which was an early integrated school system. She was a graduate of the Montclair High School Class of 1946. Mrs. Arning went on to graduate from the Berkely Secretarial School. During the War years, Mrs. Arning worked at a munitions plant in Passaic, building fuses for bombs and was active in the War Relief effort, sponsored by the British Womenʼs Club of Montclair. She was a American Red Cross Volunteer, a Girl Scout leader and a Volunteer Reading tutor in the Montclair Public School System.She married Lee D. Arning on June 12, 1947. He passed away January 18, 2007.She is survived by her three children; Charles H. B. and his wife Sandra, Cynthia Lee Scott and her husband, Dennis, and Lee D., Jr; three grandchildren, C. Michael Arning and his wife Kellye, Kevin Scott, Keith Scott and his wife Mi-Ran and four great grandchildren, Charles Owen and Chase Henry Arning, Tyler A. M. and Ian Bada Scott.A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 5, at St Maryʼs Episcopal Church, Stone Harbor, N.J.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mrs. Arningʼs favorite charities:Holy Redeemer Hospice, The Wetlands Institute (of Stone Harbor), The Montclair Art Museum, St. James Episcopal Church, Upper Montclair, NJ and St. Maryʼs Episcopal Church, Stone Harbor, NJ.For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.Printable
When it comes to security risk, a bakery retailer is not in the same category as a jeweller’s and that is something to be thankful for. An armed robbery where rubies and diamonds are the rewards is a more attractive proposition to criminals than bread rolls and doughnuts, with criminals needing to be pretty hungry to go to those lengths.Yet any business that handles cash is at risk of falling victim to crime, as are the staff who work on-site. So business owners in the bakery sector should not be nonchalant. Retail bakers, like any other shop, from hair salons to takeaways, are vulnerable to break-ins, theft and from personal attack and these are all reasons for having security solutions in place.Crime preventionCanvey Island-based chain Grout’s The Bakers, for example, was targeted three years ago by burglars, who hit one shop twice in a month-and-a-half. It consequently takes security seriously. Giles Grout, director of the company, says he takes a formal approach for his 12 shops. “A few years ago we took the decision that, every time we did a shop refit, we would put roller shutters on the front and, in some shops, we have cameras at the back.” Each store has reinforced floor safes and there are floodlights at the back of some stores. “We always continue to review,” says Grout.Victoria Bakery in Barnet, Hertfordshire, with two shops that have used CCTV and alarms for at least 10 years, has experienced attempted break-ins and occasional shoplifting. It has also been targeted with fake £20 notes, but it uses an ultra-violet to check all notes regardless of denomination. Owner James Freeman regards security as “highly important”, but does not review it annually. Freeman says: “If anything happens, we do something about it and prevent it happening again.”Victoria Bakery has anti-climb products on the walls and bars on the windows, the business has rules about how cash is handled and banked and it tries to ensure its online shop uses PayPal for payment, so that its own bank details cannot be accessed from the site. Staff who come in to bake at 4am enter at the back of the shop, so they are not visible from the street. “When there is an incident we look at it, how it got as far as it did and what we can do about it,” says Freeman.The statistics speak for themselves: the total cost of retail crime in the UK, for the 12 months ending June this year, came in at £4.6bn, according to the Global Retail Theft Barometer 2010 from the Centre for Retail Research, in Newark, Nottinghamshire. Staff theft accounted for 35% and shoplifting 40.6%.The report notes that police often give a low priority to crimes against retailers and not much happens to most people caught stealing from shops. This is why Tom Mulhall, director of security programmes at Loughborough School of Business and Economics, says a formal audit or risk assessment is so important. Apart from risk prevention, formal documentary evidence that such an assessment has taken place and is periodically reviewed carries great weight if ever a case comes to court. After all, employers have a legal duty under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to assess the risks to employees and make arrangements for their health and safety by effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review.Mulhall says a formal audit is “vital and fundamental”, because without one you do not know what your losses are and which of the security precautions you have in place are effective. Yet he notes that while big chains, such as Greggs, will have formal procedures in place and their own security advisers, smaller shops and chains are more likely to have nothing in place. “Their idea of a risk assessment is a bit of CCTV. At the end of the day, it comes down to finance.”Keeping staff alertMulhall says it is not just about identifying where you need CCTV, not forgetting it must be monitored and the images must be good enough to enable positive identification of suspects, but ensuring the staff are appropriately trained, too. “This includes how to behave in-store for example, how to be more observant and vigilant.”An assessment might determine that there are vulnerable hidden areas of the shop or if staff frequently have to turn their backs to the front of the counter, the need for mirrors might be identified so they can see what is going on behind them, he says.The till, if visible to passing traffic, could be vulnerable to a smash-and-grab. “There is no excuse not to do an audit or risk assessment and couple it with the health and safety audit,” says Mulhall.He adds that it should be reviewed every six months to a year, because the threats to a business change. “The best way to do it is work from the outside in. What location are you in? Is the shop isolated? Is CCTV on the high street? Is it a vibrant site? What is the outside footfall like? What is the local crime rate? Are there police on the street? At the end of the day, you are trying to defend space.” Security tips l Keep as little cash as possible in the shopl Do not count cash within viewl Keep tills away from doorsl Move excess cash to a safe placel Restrict access to behind the counter using lockable flaps or doorsl Pay staff by cash transfer or chequel Plastic till-guards can prevent till snatchesl Watch out for warning signals, such as hostile body language, nervousness or the smell of alcoholl Avoid actions that may trigger violence, such as standing too close to people, pointing, touching, turning your back, swearing or making sudden movementsl Keep your distance from threatening behaviour. Get behind the counter and don’t get involved in an argumentl Be aware of suspicious behaviour, out-of-character shoppers or customers distracting staffl Establish procedures for recording crime incidents, such as when to call the police, how to handle cash and how to use security equipmentl Prevent fraud by routinely checking credit and debit cards in line with guidance from card issuersl Check bank notes for forgeryl Use mirrors to reduce blind spots and make it easy to see into your shop from the streetl Avoid lone workingl Take care when you recruit get character referencesl Limit the number of staff who have keys to your storeSource: Suffolk Constabulary, Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary Key legislation l The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 a legal duty to ensure health, safety and welfare at work of employeesl The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 covers risk assessmentl Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 (a) and The Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996 (b) on informing employees and consulting with them in good time on health and safety mattersl Section 24 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 covers citizen’s arrestl Section 3 (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967 about the force that can be used in making a citizen’s arrestl Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 how to deal with counterfeit currency
A vaccine for people with coeliac disease is one step closer, as phase two clinical trials get underway across Australia.Led by The Royal Melbourne Hospital, the trial holds the potential to protect coeliac patients from the harmful effects of gluten – the protein found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale (a hybrid of wheat and rye).Dr Jason Tye-Din, principal investigator at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and head of coeliac research at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, said the treatment could one day be life-changing for people living with coeliac disease.“This trial is important in establishing clinical proof-of-concept for a treatment that would provide benefit beyond that of the gluten-free diet,” said Dr Tye-Din.“The gluten-free diet is the only current treatment for coeliac disease, but it is onerous, complex and not always effective. Even the most diligent patients can suffer the adverse effects of accidental exposure. This study will test if the vaccine, Nexvax2, can specifically target the immune response to gluten in people with coeliac disease and modify the associated effects.”Sarah Sleet, chief executive of Coeliac UK said: “This is an important step towards finding a vaccine for coeliac disease but further research and clinical trials are needed to make sure there are no side effects and that the vaccine is of benefit.”The vaccine will initially be assessed in combination with a gluten free diet to protect people from accidental gluten exposure, not as a full replacement for the gluten free diet, although this is ultimately the end goal. “Advances in the field of treatment of coeliac disease are exciting and promising. However, a cure will be many years in development.”The trial of Nexvax2 will start in Melbourne before rolling out in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Mackay and the Sunshine Coast.Coeliac UK recently announced that the diagnosis rate of coeliac disease in the UK had risen to 30% of people with the disease.
The blistering heat forced tourist Ashley Kramer to follow the crowds through the Yard to the Harvard Farmers’ Market, where he might have quenched his thirst with a sample of lemonade. Instead, he found Culinary Cruisers, a bicycle-powered food cart selling kombucha, a funky probiotic drink.“I’d never had kombucha until I came to the states,” said Kramer, who is from New Zealand by way of South Africa, “but when I return home, I think I’m going to start brewing my own.”The taste of kombucha is somewhere between sparkling apple juice and wine; and while it’s fermented, it’s nonalcoholic.“People really like it,” said the man behind the cart, Josh Danoff, who runs the enterprise alongside his sister. “I drink a lot of coffee — I love coffee — but now when I wake up, I drink this. It’s given me so much more energy.”“I never expected to find a farmers’ market right in the middle of campus — it’s pretty cool,” said Kramer, who supped more than a few samples of the drink, slid on his silver aviators, and headed on his way.Ah, summertime.The Harvard Farmers’ Market brings the season’s luscious bounty to Harvard every Tuesday outside the Science Center and every Friday in Allston.There’s an array of produce from farms across Massachusetts — spicy arugula, fragrant tomatoes, fresh-plucked corn, and juicy strawberries. But one-stop shopping is possible too, with meat purveyors such as John Crow Farm and seafood from Cape Ann Fresh Catch, pasta from Nella Pasta, and cheese from Narragansett Creamery. Why not pick up some sweet and spicy Sassy Mo’ Lassy barbecue sauce from Burnin’ Love Sauces? Nothing says summer like wafting charcoal smoke and the scent of barbecue chicken filling the block.JoAnn Marsh and her husband, a chef of more than two decades, dreamed up their sauce business from their home in Dorchester, Mass. “We make everything from scratch,” she said, and her barbecue and hot sauces, as well as salad dressings, are all low in sodium and gluten-free. No preservatives, no corn syrup.Carrie Ayers, a financial and operations coordinator at Harvard Law School, visits the market often to supplement what she gets delivered from a local community supported agriculture program — this week it’s broccoli, corn, and a jar of pasta sauce.“I like that I can come and get fresh food and that it’s local and sustainable and convenient,” she said. “There’s some places I go that I’d like to stay away from — like the Danish Pastry House — but there’s so much here to choose from.”The Harvard Farmers’ Market runs through October. For more information and a list of vendors.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is set to bring the impeachment article against Donald Trump for the Senate trial. But a growing number of Republican senators say they oppose the proceedings against the former president.,That’s a sign of the dimming chances that Trump will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the U.S. Capitol. House Democrats who are prosecuting the case will walk the charge of “incitement of insurrection” to the Senate on Monday evening.,But GOP passions appear to have cooled since the insurrection. And Republican senators who will serve as jurors in the trial are rallying to his legal defense.,The trial is set to begin in two weeks.
There’s money to be made in landscapes. But like the “gold in them thar hills,” there’s much to be learned about the kind of business needed to extract that money.For people just starting a landscaping or lawn care business and those who haven’t been at it long, the University of Georgia offers the 2005 Business Skills Workshop for Beginning Landscape and Lawn Care Professionals Nov. 16-17 in Acworth, Ga.The workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of starting your own business. UGA faculty and industry leaders will share tips on developing a business plan, marketing, legal issues, buying equipment, cost estimating, job bidding, trade associations, common problems, helpful resources and wise decision making.The sessions begin each day at 8:30 a.m. in Building 500 at North Metro Technical Institute in Acworth. They end at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday and 4 p.m. Thursday. Directions are on the Web at http://www.northmetro.tec.ga.us/directions.asp. University of Georgia The fee is $100, or $125 after Nov. 1. It covers instruction, refreshment breaks, lunch both days, maintenance estimating software and handout materials. Preregistration closes on Nov. 9. Get a registration form on-line at http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/business-skills.htm. To learn more, contact your county University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office, or call (706) 542-2861.
NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger delivered a Washington and economic update before a packed room Tuesday at the Defense Credit Union Council’s 53rd Annual Conference in Boston.“NAFCU proudly works throughout the year with DCUC and its president and CEO, Arty Arteaga, on a multitude of issues, ranging from the Military Lending Act to payday lending,” Berger said.During Tuesday’s address, Berger briefed the DCUC audience on the current political landscape in Washington, the 2016 elections, regulatory and legislative issues and economic and credit union industry trends and outlooks. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
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18/215 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane.Glass bi-fold doors open the main bedroom out to a wraparound balcony with both covered and uncovered areas overlooking the city and Brisbane River. This balcony offers 180-degree vistas and combines with a terrace, which features a second kitchen, media capabilities and built-in barbecue. 18/215 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane.The entry flows into an open-plan living and dining room with panoramic city views and river glimpses. This space is combined with a kitchen that boasts stone benchtops, European appliances, a breakfast bar and ample cabinet space. Sliding glass doors lead out to a large covered balcony overlooking the CBD. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoAll three bedrooms on the lower level are draped in soft carpet and feature private balconies. Two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share a modern bathroom with glass-enclosed shower, while the third bedroom boasts a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. The upper level is reached via floating timber stairs and is comprised of two distinct areas. The main bedroom is the ultimate retreat with plush carpet and a walk-in wardrobe. Its glamorous ensuite includes a double vanity, frosted-glass shower, freestanding bathtub and space for a built-in second laundry. 18/215 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane.18/215 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane THIS two-storey penthouse at Wellington Rd, East Brisbane, epitomises the convenience, luxury and comfort of living near the Brisbane River. Part of a boutique and pet-friendly apartment complex, it is one of only 18 apartments and boasts a prime location 2km from the Brisbane CBD. A timeless and minimalist white palette flows throughout the residence, complemented by polished tiles, plantation shutters and ducted airconditioning. 18/215 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane.The apartment has two side-by-side car spaces in the basement garage, along with additional storage sheds. It also grants access to the complex’s gym, sauna, pool and barbecue pavilion. Agent Christine Rudolph called this a superb executive-style oasis with an ideal inner-city locale close to restaurants and boutiques. “Capable of hosting more than 100 guests on its private rooftop, this is a dream residence for social and luxurious living,” she said.