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Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships return to Los Angeles, CA and Santa Anita Park this fall on November 4 & 5 and volunteers are needed! The Breeders’ Cup is an annual year-end affair for those at the absolute pinnacle of the Thoroughbred horse racing industry. This Olympic-esque event held at premier North American racetracks is where participants from all over the world converge to compete for over $26.5 million in purse money.Operated by Breeders’ Cup Limited, the World Championships were first held in 1984 at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, CA. A one-day event until 2006, the Breeders’ Cup is now spread over two highly anticipated days of racing that produce some of the most exciting moments of the year.Santa Anita, or “The Great Race Place,” as it is commonly referred to, opened in 1934 and sits atop 320 acres of land at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in Arcadia, CA. The Art Deco designs throughout remind even the most casual of fan the history horse racing has to offer. Once home to Seabiscuit and more recently, the 2015 Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah, Santa Anita optimizes Old Hollywood at every turn, which is ever appropriate as many past, and now current celebrities call this place their own.To offer support during the Breeders’ Cup is a true opportunity. Not only are local individuals encouraged to gain volunteer hours, but local fans who are willing to donate their time are awarded the chance to be amongst the top personalities of the racing world.Nationally televised on NBC, the Breeders’ Cup attracts thousands of fans, sports stars and famous personalities from every genre, and truly embodies the surreal experience every horse owner, trainer and jockey could only ever hope for.If you’re a friendly and helpful individual who is willing to meet hundreds of new people and be on your feet all day, please inquire about volunteering for the 2016 edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Volunteers will greet guests, escort horse owners and provide information all while being true ambassadors of both the overall event and our region.This is the chance of a lifetime to be involved with an international sporting event, right in your own back yard!Contact Breeders’ Cup Volunteer Coordinator Kaitlyn Lavo at (626) 574-6663 or by email at [email protected] Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe More Cool Stuff Community News Volunteers Needed for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships To be held at Santa Anita Park Nov. 4 & 5 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Sunday, June 19, 2016 | 12:20 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things You Should Tell Your Boyfriend ASAPHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week
Back in businessOn 6 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today The provision of occupational health services in the UK isat an all time low. But with employees being the backbone of anyorganisation, Caroline Horn putsforward five good reasons to get OH…Recent research has shown that only 30 per cent of the UK’s workforce haveaccess to an occupational health service. The survey, conducted by theInstitute of Occupational Medicine for the Health & Safety Executive, alsorevealed the steady decline in the provision of occupational health – 10 yearsago, around half the country’s workforce was covered. Finance and transport industries are among the worst providers (35 percent). A spokesperson for the TUC commenting on the research, stated:”Worryingly, in some sectors, the main reason given for having nooccupational health support was that there were no relevant hazards. “This included more than 20 per cent of finance sector employers,although their staff suffer from stress and RSI; more than 15 per cent oftransport companies, where staff suffer from musculo-skeletal disorders; andmore than 10 per cent of retail companies, whose staff are also prone tomusculo-skeletal disorders.” Owen Tudor, health and safety specialist for the TUC, says: “Thesituation is getting worse for two reasons. Companies are downsizing andoutsourcing, and healthcare is one of the central functions they can easily getrid of. And external occupational health services are more vulnerable to futurecost-cutting exercises. “The second reason is that in the UK, we tend to cut costs to improveprofitability, instead of thinking: ‘let’s increase production by ensuring thatour staff are at work, and well’.” Chief executive of the Businesshealth Group Ed Radkiewicz, says: “Acompany will typically spend around 15 per cent of the value of its IT systemon maintenance to avoid breakdown. But the workforce represents the largestcost in a company – and often, it will spend very little on its healthmaintenance.” Part of the problem, says Janice Kaye, managing director of OH serviceprovider MMS, is that companies are notoriously poor at absentee analysis. “If companies don’t know what their problems are,” she asks,”then how can you convince management to put their money up front to solvethe problem?” Radkiewicz adds that many businesses don’t see health and well being as apossible advantage, because “they are not sure what the issue is andthey’re not confident they can do anything about it”. But even where companies do make a provision for occupational health, theTUC concludes: “Very few of the workplaces surveyed actually assessed thecosts and benefits of their OH provision. In the workplaces that did, the costswere evaluated more often than the benefits, which is pretty pointless.” To get companies back on track, the boards need to be convinced that OH isjust as much a strategic business issue as any other HR initiative. We look atfive areas where OH intervention and comprehensive support – which protects andpromotes the health of employees – can help productivity and add value to thebottom line of any business. 1 Business benefits There are a number of issues companies should consider when looking at thecosts and benefits of OH systems. In addition to the direct costs, theseinclude productivity and risk assessments, as well as employee value andcorporate responsibility. According to the CBI, British industry loses around £13bn annually throughabsence caused by health issues. While this includes the direct costs of absence,companies also need to factor in increased insurance premiums – up by 6 percent last year across the UK – and, where necessary, ill health retirementpackages. In terms of staff turnover, employers need to consider the additional costsof recruitment, training and the associated drop in productivity. In fact, healthcare provider Businesshealth Group estimates that around 40per cent of a company’s total staff costs are related to health. Radkiewicz says: “Businesses need to understand what the problem is,how important it is, and how to deal with it.” One of Businesshealth’s customers, Direct Line, had problems related tostaff turnover and absenteeism that affected payroll costs, training, customerservice and morale. Direct Line estimated that staff turnover was costing £27m each year, andabsenteeism £6.5m. It therefore introduced a pressure management programmedeveloped by Businesshealth, to tackle stress-related issues among 600 of itsemployees in Bristol. As a result, employee turnover dropped by 5 per cent, representing a savingof £150,000 in direct payroll costs alone. The Engineering Employers Federation says that tackling stress can have arange of positive effects on a company’s output, as it impacts on individualperformance in a number of ways, including work quality, resistance to change,and relationships with colleagues and customers. Even if companies remain sceptical that OH measures can contributepositively to the bottom line, failing to tackle issues such as stress can be afalse economy. The TUC’s Tudor explains why: “For employers who do provide OHservices, the legal imperative is very strong. While the first reason theygenerally give for introducing OH measures is ‘because it is a good idea’, thesecond is to minimise the possibility of litigation.” 2 Absence Management While there are many different reasons for staff absence, poor health is themost worrying. It is estimated that we lose around 700 million working days ayear to aches, pains and strains. Of those, around 3.7 million days are lost through back problems. Workplacestress costs a further £3.75bn each year, says the HSE, and the loss of 6.5million working days. Musculo-skeletal disorder (MSD) affects around 1.2 million people, costsaround £10bn each year and necessitates up to 12 million GP consultations,costing the NHS nearly £500m. It now accounts for 60 per cent of allhealth-related absenteeism – but effective occupational health systems can helpto reduce its impact. Four years ago, British Polythene Industries (BPI) was experiencingspiralling injury and absenteeism rates across its 3,000-strong UK workforce.Each case of MSD absence at the firm resulted in an average of 26 working dayslost. BPI group health and safety manager Andy Collinson wanted to find aneffective way of rehabilitating injured employees, believing a proactiveapproach would reduce levels of absenteeism. The company approached MMS National – a UK-wide network of 3,000 osteopaths,chiropractors and physiotherapists who provide preventative training andimmediate treatment for MSD injuries. Within a year, MSD absence at BPI was down 75 per cent. “In financial terms, the benefits outweigh the costs by 12:1,”says Collinson. But stress is also a major and growing contributory factor to absence, withthe CBI estimating that mental health problems account for around 53 per centof sickness absences. Gary Booton, health and safety manager for the Engineering Employers’Federation, says: “Managing stress is integral to a business and impactson the day-to-day costs of managing absence and developing good systems. “The external driver, is the risk of litigation,” he adds. Rolls-Royce is one of the companies actively involved in stress managementand has used the Federation’s document, Managing Stress at Work(www.eef.org.uk), to help reduce employee absence levels. Booton says: “Rolls-Royce trained 75 per cent of their managers instress management using our formulas. In the first year, there was a 25 percent drop in absences caused by depression.” 3 Attraction and retention Most companies will state that attraction and retention, in addition toabsence management, are the key drivers in offering private health insurance.According to Mercer Human Resource Consulting, private health insurance isinvariably among the top three most valued benefits in staff surveys. In Watson Wyatt’s 2002 Employee Reward and Benefits Report, the most popularbenefit among employees is private medical insurance – which came above companycars and holidays. Indeed, private health insurance is likely to grow in popularity as anincreasingly stretched NHS makes private healthcare even more attractive. For individuals, private healthcare doesn’t come cheap. Research undertakenby HealthSure showed that while 68 per cent of people feel they should betaking more responsibility for their health, around 30 per cent delay essentialtreatment because of costs. Janice Kaye, managing director of MMS, adds: “Our own researchindicates that quick access to healthcare is important to employees,particularly those working in heavy industries.” Private healthcare can therefore be a very useful benefits tool foremployers. But before a company implements a health package aimed at improvingattraction and retention of employees, it needs to do its homework. Mercer points out that criteria such as membership eligibility for peoplesuch as part-time workers and family members, and issues such as what exactlywill be covered – treating pre-existing medical conditions, rehabilitationservices and so forth – all need to be addressed, and compared to what thecompetition currently has on offer. When electrical retailer Dixons was researching healthcare provision for itsemployees, it wanted all staff to have the option of healthcare as part of itsattraction and retention package. While full-scale private medical insurance for all employees would have beenprohibitively expensive, Dixons opted for a Health for Cash plan fromHealthSure, where employees pay a weekly premium in return for access toprivate healthcare providers. Raman Sankaran, marketing communications manager for HealthSure, says:”This is something that people can use regularly even when they are notill – it can help with dental care and optician costs. It is just as much aboutprevention as it is about cure.” 4 Work-life balance Enhancing work-life effectiveness will generally involve some or all of thefollowing: flexible working, innovative ways of working, individual careerdevelopment, and individual support. Occupational health measures can impact on all of these, says ChristineOwen, European partner at Mercer Human Resource Consulting. While generally regarded as a positive option for individual staff, flexibleworking can increase stress for line managers if a department experiencesfrequent short absences, or if incompatible people are job sharing. “OH systems can support managers and can also act as a catalyst forimproving other factors, such as management systems and interpersonalskills,” says Owen. Mercer is currently working with a police force that has around 1,700 staff,where a high level of sickness absence and a lack of ‘best practice’ work-lifebalance policies, have affected the work-life balance of staff. To address all of these issues, Mercer’s programme focused on developing anintegrated healthcare system to manage musculo-skeletal and psychological stressconditions, to reduce pressure at operational level. The results of theprogramme are currently being assessed. Non-standard work patterns, such as those adopted by call centres, should beassessed to check the impact they are having on an individual’s life outsidework, such as the effects caused by shift working, because absenteeism is notalways health related. When Direct Line investigated the reasons for absence at its call centres,consultant Business health found the group costing the most was the youngest.Many were taking on full-time employment for the first time, and still learninghow to create a work-life balance. In career development, occupational health measures can help to ensurepeople are suited to their role – long working hours or excessive travel, forexample, will have a negative impact. Employee assistance programmes could include an element of health, such ascounselling, or the provision of information on health screening, for instance.Bechtel UK, an engineering firm, introduced health-screening facilitiesafter a pilot programme, conducted by Businesshealth, revealed that staff hadsome serious health risks – especially cardiovascular and musculo-skeletalones. A personal health manager and walk-in clinics were made available to thoseemployees at risk, and a culture change is now underway – an unhealthylifestyle is no longer seen as a badge of honour. 5 Corporate responsibility Corporations are under increasing pressure to take responsibility for theiremployees’ health. The Government has set demanding health and safety targetsfor the British economy in the Revitalising Health and Safety (RHS) andSecuring Health Together (SH2) strategy statements, published in 2001. Targets include a 30 per cent reduction in the number of working days lostfrom work-related injury and ill-health, reducing the number of peoplesuffering from work-related ill-health by 20 per cent, and reducing the rate offatal and major injury accidents by 10 per cent, all by the year 2010. TheGovernment wants businesses to be at the half way mark by 2004. The costs – both legal and financial – of failing to meet health and safetyobligations, are likely to rise. In recent cases highlighted by the HSE, aninjury to a worker using an unguarded drill cost a small engineering company£45,000. The managing director was also prosecuted, and two employees were maderedundant to keep the company afloat. In the construction industry, meanwhile, accidents can account for 3 to 6per cent of total project costs. But as Meredith Tweedie, occupational health services consultancy managerwith AIG, points out: “An industry like construction is high risk, andwill obviously need support from health and safety. But what if you’re tryingto squeeze a six-foot worker into a cramped office? Health and safety must goright across the board.” There is also a growing moral imperative on corporates to become moreinvolved in their employees’ health, something that is reflected in theincreasing interest in OH measures from outside bodies. According to the HSC, reporting on health and safety by the FTSE 100companies increased from 47 per cent in 1995, to 60 per cent in 2001. Research carried out by Claros Consulting on behalf of HSC/HSE, highlightedthat accurate information about a company’s health and safety performance isbecoming more important to investors. And as Colin Grange, clinical director of Ceridian Centrefile, points out:”OH measures signal the culture of an organisation. Companies are makingmany more demands on employees – a good OH system will indicate that thecompany is willing to give something back.” – Archived articles from OH mag are available online at www.personneltoday.com/search/– OH jobs are available online at www.personneltoday.com/jobs/ Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
You can grow apples in most of Georgia, though the best varieties will differ within the state. Local growers, gardeners or nurseries, or your county University of Georgia Extension Service office, can tell you the best variety for your yard.Varieties with disease resistance are best.Size and spacing important considerationsThe size of a mature apple tree depends on several factors, including variety and rootstock. Varieties such as spur Arkansas Black or spur-type Red Delicious tend to be compact trees, while Mutsu (Crispin) and Jonagold are quite vigorous.Within the same variety, the rootstock can vary the size from full size to “semidwarf” (half to three-quarter size) to “dwarf” (25 percent to 40 percent of full size).Whatever you plant, most apple trees need to be cross-pollinated by a different variety. So unless you already have apple trees within about 50 feet, plant at least three varieties to make sure you get good cross-pollination.Consider yieldYou may be tempted to plant several trees when just a few may yield more apples than you’ll need. With good care and accommodating weather, a mature dwarf tree can easily produce more than a bushel of apples. A semidwarf tree can produce 3 to 5 bushels, and a standard-size tree can yield more than 10 bushels.Dwarf trees start to bear fruit earlier than either semidwarf or standard trees. The fruit quality will be better, too, and more uniform throughout the tree. Tree support and irrigation, though, are essential for dwarf trees.Site selection and purchasingSelecting a good site to plant apple trees is crucial to their success. Frost damage and disease pressure is greater in low areas. Apple trees need full sun to do their best.The soil should be deep (at least 24 to 30 inches of rooting depth), well-drained and moderately fertile. Avoid drought-prone areas.Buy trees from a reputable nursery. There are several excellent nurseries in the Southeast, but trees don’t need to be locally grown to be adaptable to Georgia growing conditions.Planting considerationsBefore planting, protect the tree’s root system from freezing, overheating or drying out. The best time to plant bare-root fruit trees is late winter to early spring, several weeks before it will start growing.Dig a hole deep enough to allow the tree to be set as deep or slightly deeper than it was in the nursery. The bud union, which separates the variety from the rootstock, should be 1 to 2 inches above the ground.Prune long roots so they will fit in the hole instead of bending them to fit. Don’t put any fertilizer in the planting hole. This could burn the roots.Cover the root system with soil, working the soil around and under the roots to avoid leaving air pockets. Water the tree well, and then fill the hole to a point slightly higher than the surrounding ground.Prune new trees when you plant them. The ideal tree to buy is a whip 4 to 6 feet tall. Bigger trees aren’t better trees. After you plant it, cut the tree off 6 to 8 inches above the height you want for the bottom limbs — usually about 2 feet above the ground.Depending on the variety and rootstock, a dwarf tree may produce its first crop in the second or third year after you plant it. A semidwarf tree should begin bearing within three to four years. A standard tree may not bear any fruit for its first five to seven years.You can get more information on fruit tree care at your county UGA Extension office. By David W. Lockwood University of Georgia Volume XXVIII Number 1 Page 11
STEVEN Smith admitted his Australia side “got away with one” after rain forced an abandonment in their ICC Champions Trophy match against New Zealand at Edgbaston.Smith criticised his seamers for “one of the worst bowling displays that we’ve put on for a very long time,” as New Zealand amassed 254 for three at the end of the 39th over. And while he felt they clawed back some ground in the final six overs of the innings – New Zealand lost seven wickets for 37 runs in that period – he still accepted Australia would “have preferred to been in New Zealand’s position” when the rain came.“I thought it was probably one of the worst bowling displays that we’ve put on for a very long time,” Smith said after the match. “We bowled both sides of wicket. We gave them a lot of freebies. It was pretty ordinary.“We certainly would have preferred to be in New Zealand’s position when we came off the end there. We still had a lot of work to do and they’ve got a quality bowling attack as well. So we perhaps got away with one there.”Australia were wobbling at 53 for 3 when the match was abandoned. Both sides took a point from the game and realistically have to win both their remaining matches if they are to progress to the semi-finals.While Smith suggested “rust” might have been a factor in the performance – Mitchell Starc hasn’t played a white-ball match since February and any sort of cricket since early March, while Josh Hazlewood played just one warm-up match in a similar period – both he and opposing captain, Kane Williamson, noted the aggression of the New Zealand top order as a factor in unsettling the Australian attack.“Let’s hope it’s rust and let’s hope it’s gone,” Smith said. “Because that was, as I said, was pretty ordinary.“But credit to them. They came out quite hard and played quite well up top. And Kane timed his innings beautifully and played really well throughout the middle.”With Luke Ronchi, once an Australia player, thrashing a brisk half-century, New Zealand raced to 117 for one in the 16th over. Willaimson felt that approach may have been partially responsible for the off-colour performance from the Australian bowlers.“I thought the opening partnership from us was very, very good,” Williamson said. “And put them under a bit of pressure on a good batting surface.“I thought Ronchi was outstanding setting the tone today. Martin Guptill as well. That was a very good partnership at the top of the order against a very good bowling attack. It was a great effort by Luke and very good innings.”Both captains agreed the result was “not ideal” and accepted their sides had to win their final two games in the group stages to stand a reasonable chance of progressing.“The nature of this tournament is that every game is basically knockout,” Williamson said. “We played some good cricket and we can’t control the weather. Although it is a little bit frustrating.”“It’s obviously not ideal to have a washout,” Smith said. “So for us now it’s about making sure that we’re playing each game like a final and winning the next two. It’s a pretty quick tournament. You can’t really afford a washout or a loss.”(ESPN Cricinfo)