Back treatment forum

first_imgBack treatment forumOn 1 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today The TUC, the Forum of Private Business and pressure groupBackCare announced a campaign to promote better care, backed by a helpline forsmall firms. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The forum has begun a face-to-face survey of 1,500 smallfirm members to identify the extent of the problem. In the autumn it will joinwith the TUC in distributing educational material to 100,000 small companies.”Small business owners realise that their most important asset istheir  employees,” said StanMendham, executive chairman of the Forum. “Back pain is a major cause ofabsenteeism.” Small companies lose around 1.2 million working days, andover £100m a year, because of back strain, the organisers said. Trade unions have joined with small businesses to campaignfor better back treatment. The organisations are seeking expert assistance for thehelpline. Recent thinking on back problems recognises the importance of earlyintervention and rehabilitation, and the earliest return to work possible(Occupational Health, May). Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

UCB Announces New Board Chairman

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – United Community Bank has announced the appointment of William F. Ritzmann as Chairman of the Board of Directors.The company also announced Ralph B. Sprecher as Independent Lead Director of the Board of Directors.Ritzmann was appointed as board chair in connection with Sprecher’s retirement from the position.Mr. Ritzmann most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Community Bancorp from its inception in 2006 and of the Bank from 1999 until June 30, 2014.United Community Bancorp is the holding company of United Community Bank, headquartered in Lawrenceburg.The Bank currently operates eight offices in Dearborn County and Ripley County.last_img

QPR legend Marsh slams Barton after sending off against Hull

first_imgQPR legend Rodney Marsh tweeted that Joey Barton has “the brains of a rocking horse” after the Rangers midfielder was sent off during the 2-1 defeat at Hull.During a heated exchange after QPR debutant Darnell Furlong went in for a tackle, Barton shoved Hull’s Alex Bruce and was then sent off for lashing out at Tom Huddlestone.The player later took to Twitter to apologise to the travelling fans and his team-mates.Barton wrote: “Young kid making his debut has made a good tackle. Couple of Hull players trying to get him sent off. My job as captain is to protect him.“I’ve tried to prevent Hull’s players influencing referee as u can see by me pushing Bruce away.“My actions towards Huddlestone were certainly not malicious, it was a stupid reaction to being barged but I can appreciate it wasn’t right.“I’m gutted I got sent off. I’ve let my teammates down today and being someone who puts the team above everything else I’m gutted about that.“I’ve apologised to the lads and would like to apologise to all QPR fans who travelled today.”Joey Barton brains of a rocking horse ….what a soft red card— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) February 21, 2015Chairman Tony Fernandes praised Rangers for a battling performance at the KC Stadium, where youngster Michael Doughty came on as a second-half substitute.Fernandes tweeted: “It’s a cruel game but fair play to our 10 men. Ane great to see two academy players looking like they’ve are played in premier for a while.”Charlie Austin, who scored the visitors’ goal, tweeted: “Unlucky today deserved something from the game, but we go again in 10 days time.”And QPR defender Rio Ferdinand wrote: “Disappointing to concede so late on, thought we deserved a point.. Thanks to the traveling support, safe journey back!.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Neanderthals Admired Beauty

first_imgThis may be the last evidence needed to debunk the image of Neanderthals as dim-witted brutes: they wore make-up.  The BBC News reported the discovery of their cosmetics containers: seashells with pigments kept for the purpose of improving their self-image.  If that is not a human characteristic, what else is?    The shells contained complex recipes of pigments.  There were also painted shells apparently used as jewelry.  “The team says its find buries ‘the view of Neanderthals as half-wits’ and shows they were capable of symbolic thinking,” the article said.  What’s more, according to the dating scheme, this evidence existed 10,000 years before contact with modern humans.  Study leader Joao Zilhao [Bristol U, UK] said, “The association of these findings with Neanderthals is rock-solid and people have to draw the associations and bury this view of Neanderthals as half-wits.”    Chris Stringer of London’s National History Museum agreed that this evidence appears to disprove the Neanderthal = Dimwit equation – but it just adds to growing evidence over the last decade.  “It’s very difficult to dislodge the brutish image from popular thinking,” he lamented.    PhysOrg reported more on this story, describing the pigments and the shells that were found, and evidence why they could not be attributed to other modern humans.  It seems that the final distinction between Neanderthal and modern human behavior has been falsified: “This is significant because until now the practice of body ornamentation has been widely accepted by archaeologists as evidence for modern behaviour and symbolic thinking in early modern humans and not Neanderthals.”  New Scientist commented, “Add this to other recent evidence that Neanderthals hunted, painted and perhaps even spoke like anatomically modern humans, and the dumb caveman hypothesis becomes even more untenable.”So why does the BBC News include an artist rendition of a brutish-looking Neanderthal with the article?  Talk about perpetuating a myth.  They should have posted a Neanderthal version of Paris Hilton in the Cave Beauty Pageant.  You can put lipstick on a Neanderthal, but it’s still a human being.    This shows the damage that visualization can do with the power of suggestion.  Once an image gets implanted in the public consciousness, and the name associated with it becomes associated with less-evolved, it’s very difficult to dislodge, as Stringer said.  This myth has gone on for decades – for over a hundred years!  Think of all the damage this myth has done.  Students have been misled in textbook portrayals of our Neanderthal brethren, presenting them as less than human.  It’s historical racism.  If Neanderthals were with us today, boy would they be mad.  Undoubtedly they would form an Association for the Advancement of Neanderthal People and seek court injunctions against discrimination.    We need to pay reparations.  We should rehabilitate our Neanderthal brethren by promoting good looks, strength and intelligence in our portrayals of them, much like Polish were rehabilitated through their Solidarity Movement after years of being the butt of Polack jokes.  What can you do to help the Neanderthal Wannabee movement?  If nothing else, help stop the evolutionary paleontologists from committing this sin again the next time they try foisting a sub-human transitional form on the media.(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

How to Replace Watermarked Audio Tracks in Premiere Pro

first_imgLearn how to quickly and easily replace watermarked audio tracks with the real thing in Premiere Pro.Watermarked audio tracks are a great way for video editors to “test drive” songs in their projects, and a lot of royalty free music providers (like your pals here at PremiumBeat) allow you to download them for free. You can edit watermarked audio tracks just like regular audio tracks. Then, once you decide the temporary track meets the needs of your project, you simply replace it with the watermark-free purchased track. No problem.So how does one go about replacing the temporary watermarked track with the permanent track? Let’s take a look at the process as it works in Premiere Pro.Step 1: Edit Your Project With the Watermarked TrackThe first step: edit your project with the watermarked track included. Set levels, add effects, add keyframes, and splice the watermarked track any way you like. This is one of the main reasons why this technique is so much better than replacing the track by hand.Step 2: Replace the AudioTo replace the watermarked track, navigate to the project panel in Premiere Pro.  Find your original track listed in the panel. Right click on the audio clip and select Replace Footage. Select the watermark-free version of your track (as seen below) and click Open.Boom. Your audio is now replaced and your project is ready to go. You will, of course, want to watch through your project to make sure everything imported correctly, but as long as your watermark-free track is the same duration as your watermarked track, you should have no issues at all.Everything About Audio in Premiere Pro CCIf you want an incredible overview of exactly what you can and can’t do with audio in Premiere Pro, then check out this super-extensive tutorial from Adobe’s Colin Smith.What’s your favorite Premiere Pro audio hack? Share your secrets in the comments below!last_img read more

Lloyd’s Bank chess championships: Dibyendu Baruah defeats grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi

first_imgDibyendu Baruah: On his way upIt was, literally, a David and Goliath confrontation. In one corner India’s Dibyendu Baruah, 15, a comparative newcomer to international chess. In the other, Viktor Korchnoi, 60, world number two and self-exiled Russian grandmaster. Last fortnight, chess circles in the world were astonished when Baruah,Dibyendu Baruah: On his way upIt was, literally, a David and Goliath confrontation. In one corner India’s Dibyendu Baruah, 15, a comparative newcomer to international chess. In the other, Viktor Korchnoi, 60, world number two and self-exiled Russian grandmaster. Last fortnight, chess circles in the world were astonished when Baruah defeated Korchnoi in 54 moves at the Lloyd’s Bank International in London.Korchnoi was so aghast at his defeat that he did not congratulate Baruah after the game. Baruah, for his part, is now only one international norm away from the international master title and is inching his way towards earning the coveted grandmaster title, a feat no Indian has been able to accomplish so far.Baruah has been a consistently good chess player ever since he was introduced to the game at the age of five. He first drew attention to his mental skill when, while watching his father play chess with his elder brother’s tutor, he pointed out some moves his father had made which he said would lose him the match.From then onwards Baruah lived chess, encouraged by his father and passed a series of important milestones: the West Bengal stale senior chess crown at 11, tenth position in the tough national B chess tournament third position in the world under-14 championships and fifth in the world under-17 championships two years later.Mature Skill: Playing with fast maturing skill, Baruah secured the junior player award and this feat brought him his first international master norm – the youngest Indian to do so. Baruah prefers the traditional approach to openings with his own set of favoured lines like the Guico-Piano and the Petroff Defence.advertisement He depends on long-drawn out games which tend to be tough middle-game fights and difficult end-game possibilities. Baruah is rated to become a grandmaster because his play is characterised by good positional insight and a capacity to hold out against big odds.His victory over Korchnoi has not affected Baruah’s mild manner, which borders on shyness. In the Lloyd’s Bank championships, he played nine matches in all, won four, lost two and drew three. About the Korchnoi match, he said: “I thought that I would play for a draw. But he started playing attacking moves and I realised that I too would have to attack if I wanted to survive. After that it was very clear that the match would be decisive. I counter-attacked and after that both of us were under time pressure. But one thing I must add: Korchnoi did not play well in this tournament. In every match he had to fight very hard.”Though visibly thrilled, he ascribed Korchnoi’s defeat to “mistakes committed by him”, rather than better performance on his own part. There was a slight tinge of regret in his voice as he recalled that Korchnoi had not congratulated him after the game.However, he was quick to add: “For one hour after the game he discussed with me the various moves made during the play.” Baruah must also have been disappointed when, on his return to Calcutta, only his family was at the airport to receive him – motorcades and suchlike are apparently reserved for only cricketers or the occasional badminton champion.Great Aspirations: The young master is not letting that get him down, though. At the moment, he is preparing for the higher secondary examination, but is dreaming of the day when he becomes world champion. He admits, however, that this is not going to be easy.Says Baruah: “I must have the benefit of being trained by internationally renowned coaches as only then will I be able to rectify my mistakes.” For that he will need funds. The Baruahs live in a two-room apartment in a rickety building in a congested north Calcutta locality with clear evidence everywhere of a struggling existence. The father, Benoy Baruah, owns a small printing press and his business is modest.Thus money problems have always plagued the young schoolboy: his father had to buy his own ticket for the trip to London as the promised help from the West Bengal Council of Sports did not materialise. Baruah, however, received passage fare from Delhi to London and was allowed $250 (Rs 2,250 in foreign exchange). In the family’s modest circumstances, it had never even been possible to arrange any proper training for Baruah. Says he: “I learnt my chess mainly from books and magazines on the game.”Baruah’s victory over Korchnoi must have given fresh impetus to India’s chess players. In the early ’60s, Manuel Aaron had brought about a revival of the game in this country by becoming the first international master when he won the Asian zonal championships.advertisementYears later in 1978, V. Ravi Kumar won the Asian junior championships to become the second international master. R. Ravishekar joined the chosen few later. The bespectacled schoolboy from Calcutta, fresh from his giant-killing feat is set to become the first in a line of Indian grand-masters.last_img read more

Russian weightlifter Nadezhda Lomova, ninth Thai fail drug tests

first_imgPhilippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess After missing playoffs again, Lakers face ‘critical’ offseason says LeBron James Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Witsanu Chantri of Thailand competes in the men’s 69kg weightlifting event during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on August 22, 2018. (Photo by MONEY SHARMA / AFP)BUDAPEST, Hungary— Russian weightlifter Nadezhda Lomova, a former European silver medalist, has been suspended after testing positive for a banned steroid.The International Weightlifting Federation says Lomova’s sample showed traces of metenolone, but hasn’t given further details of the case.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Lomova, who was second in the women’s 63-kilogram category at the 2012 European championships, is the 15th elite-level lifter to be suspended this year as weightlifting tackles widespread doping problems.The IWF also says Witsanu Chantri has become the ninth Thai lifter from the country’s world championship team to test positive.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThailand faces losing three world titles in the various doping cases and has promised not to enter next year’s Olympic weightlifting event. Chantri didn’t win a world championship medal at the competition in November. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:09Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

Wimbledon 2018: Defending champion Muguruza out, Simona Halep advances

first_imgDefending champion Garbine Muguruza put up a shoddy performance and crashed out in straight sets against Alison Van Uytvanck while French Open 2018 champion Simona Halep kept her strong form going at Wimbledon 2018 on Thursday.Muguruza could not hold on to her title and was defeated 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 by Belgium’s Uytvanck in the second round.With the loss, Muguruza suffered the earlier exit of a defending champion at the All England club since Steffi Graf was knocked out in the first round in 1994.Last year, Muguruza had defeated Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 to win the ladies’ singles.Through to the third round at #Wimbledon for the first time – and defeating the defending champion to seal it…A brilliant performance, Alison Van Uytvanck (@Wimbledon) July 5, 2018SIMONA HALEP STAYS ON TOPTop seed Simona Halep overcame a first set scare to advance to the third round of the Wimbledon 2018 on Thursday.Halep showed all the marks of a champion with a 7-5 6-0 win over China’s Zheng Saisai. Halep’s hopes of completing a French Open-Wimbledon double appeared to be in trouble when she fell 5-3 behind in the first set.But the newest member of the grand slam winners’ circle showed her new-found maturity to win the next 10 games on the trot and completely locked out Zheng from the contest.The world No.1 marches on…@Simona_Halep defeats Saisai Zheng 7-5, 6-0 to book herself a spot in the third round#Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 5, 2018The Romanian world number one will next face Hsieh Su-wei from Taiwan.BOUCHARD CRASHES OUTEugenie Bouchard’s hopes of emulating her 2014 run to the final were hit for six by former professional cricket player Ashleigh Barty in the second round.The Canadian, whose ranking has fallen to 188th from a career-high five in 2014, had to contest three qualifying matches just to make into the main draw at the All England Club.The effort of winning four matches over the past week to get into round two appeared to have taken its toll on Bouchard as she could do little to stop 17th seed Barty storming back from 5-2 down in the second set to seal a 6-4 7-5 victory.Bouchard even had a set point at 5-3 up on Barty’s serve but the Australian, who took a two-year break from tennis in 2014 for a stint in professional cricket, wriggled out of that corner and won five games in a row to finish off her 24-year-old opponent.The win carried Barty into the third round here for the first time. She will next face either 14th seed Daria Kasatkina or Kazakhstan’s Yulia Putintseva.KERBER BATTLES PAST LIUFormer Wimbledon finalist Angelique Kerber had to come from a set down to oust American qualifier Claire Liu in the second round.The 11th-seeded Kerber broke decisively for a 4-3 lead in the third set before serving out a 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory against the 18-year-old Liu, the youngest player in the tournament.Into the third round…@AngeliqueKerber is pushed all the way by last year’s #Wimbledon girls’ champion Claire Liu, winning 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 (@Wimbledon) July 5, 2018Kerber lost the 2016 final to Serena Williams.Liu is in her first senior Wimbledon draw and faced a top-10 ranked player for the first time. At No. 237, Liu was the lowest-ranked woman to make the second round.Another Wimbledon finalist, Eugenie Bouchard of Canada, lost to 17th-seeded Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 7-5.Bouchard was runner-up in 2014 to Petra Kvitova.OTHER RESULTS:Naomi Osaka beat Katie Boulter 6-3, 6-4Back-to-back third round appearances…@Naomi_Osaka_ beats Katie Boulter 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the third round at The Championships 2018#Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 5, 2018Elise Mertens beat Sachia Vickery 6-1, 6-3Johanna Konta lost to Dominika Cibulkova 3-6, 4-6Another seed bites the dust as Dominika @Cibulkova stars on Centre Court…#Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 5, 2018Anett Kontaveit beat Jennifer Brady 6-2, 7-6(4)Jelena Ostapenko beat Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-3Lightning quickIn just 54 minutes, @JelenaOstapenk8 books her third round spot at #Wimbledon with a 6-1, 6-3 victory against Kirsten Flipkens (@Wimbledon) July 5, 2018(With inputs from Agencies)last_img read more

6 days agoMan Utd keeper De Gea with squad for Liverpool clash

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd keeper De Gea with squad for Liverpool clashby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea arrived at the Lowry Hotel with the rest of the squad on Saturday ahead of their clash with Liverpool on Sunday.The Spaniard pulled up with a groin injury on international duty in midweek and was initially ruled out of Sunday’s huge clash with the Premier League leaders at Old Trafford.But The Times says De Gea still believes there is a slim chance he could feature after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played down his injury.And he was amongst the United squad that arrived at the Lowry Hotel to prepare for the game, with Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also in attendance as they get set to return to the fold.De Gea was one of three goalkeepers in the squad along with Sergio Romero, expected to be his replacement, and back-up Lee Grant. last_img read more