Asbestos road show raises risk awareness

first_imgAsbestos road show raises risk awarenessOn 1 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today A road show is touring the country raising awareness among employers of newguidelines designed to improve the management of risk from asbestos. The HSE road show, launched in September, will travel up and down thecountry until the end of this month. New rules are being brought in next year that will require owners andoccupiers to determine the presence of asbestos in their buildings and assessand control the risk. – One in seven people in the West may have been damaged by exposure toasbestos, according to research presented at the annual congress of theEuropean Respiratory Society in September. Researchers re-examined 160autopsies and found “pleural plaques”, a thickening of a lungmembrane suggestive of damage, in 14 per cent of the women, and in 20 per centof the men. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

The future of financial services technology

first_img continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Charting the future of financial services technology is perhaps the challenge of this era for credit unions.To further underscore that point, Mark Sievewright, founder of Sievewright & Associates, repeated a line from his speech to the co-located CUNA Technology Council and CUNA Operations & Member Experience Council Conferences.“The pace of change in technology is now as slow as it is going to get,” Sievewright says. “Got that?”Sievewright’s tips for course-charting include:Transform your branches. Consider a new look and staffing for branches, he says. The future branch will be tech-abundant, have fewer people, and a smaller footprint.last_img read more

What on earth was Nunberg doing? A few theories

first_imgBy the end, he had suggested that President Donald Trump may have worked with the Russians, dared Mueller to throw him in jail, repeatedly inquired as to what journalists thought his fate might be, and said he thoughtTrump knew about that Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer.Nunberg did no fewer than three separate interviews with CNN, two with MSNBC and several others.So what on earth was all that about?Below are some ideas. (And it bears noting that not all of these are mutually exclusive.)It was an elaborate, Roger Stone-ian showIf there’s one key piece of the puzzle when it comes to explaining the mess that was Monday, it might well have been this: Sam Nunberg is not just some random political operative; he’s a close ally of Roger Stone.Stone is known for bizarre antics that are just as often self-serving as self-destructive. We all react to stress differently.Perhaps Nunberg, who was known for being very freewheeling and open with the media, simply started talking and couldn’t stop himself.Maybe he found himself in a tough spot and his first reaction was to try to talk his way out of it.His comments were targeted at TrumpNunberg’s relationship with Trump is nothing if not complicated.As CNN recaps, Trump has fired him, rehired him, fired him again and sued him for $10 million before the two of them settled a lawsuit over Nunberg’s alleged breach of their nondisclosure agreement. The White House has also been dismissive of Nunberg whenever he has occasionally offered comments it didn’t like.During Monday’s interviews, Nunberg oscillated between saying Trump hadn’t colluded and suggesting he might have had some arrangement with Russia.He at one point said Trump was too smart to fall victim to Russian blackmail, only to later say that Trump “caused this, because he’s an idiot.”He also said that “there is nobody who hates [Trump] more than me.”“I’m not a Donald Trump fan, as I told you before, okay?” Nunberg told CNN. “He treated me like crap.”If Nunberg really does harbor such resentment toward Trump, maybe publicly speculating about Trump having had an arrangement with Russia and having known about the Trump Tower meeting is one final piece of revenge. Coming from someone who has been interviewed by Mueller’s team, that certainly carries some weight.Maybe he wanted to suggest Trump had done something wrong while sounding like he was defending him. Indeed, Nunberg did little to suggest Monday that this wasn’t some Stone-orchestrated scene.He repeatedly talked about how he felt Mueller was targeting Stone for alleged collusion with WikiLeaks, and he repeatedly argued that Stone was innocent.Despite plenty of inconsistencies in his appearances, this was one point he kept coming back to.“I’m not going to cooperate when they want me to come into a grand jury for them to insinuate that Roger Stone was colluding with Julian Assange,” Nunberg told MSNBC. “Roger is my mentor. Roger is like family.” (If you are unfamiliar, I highly recommend Netflix’s “Get Me Roger Stone.”)“Politics with me isn’t theater,” Stone once told the Weekly Standard. “It’s performance art — sometimes, for its own sake.”Rick Wilson tweeted: Or maybe, like former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon, Nunberg is truly frustrated by what Trump has done — including to him — and couldn’t help himself.And maybe he even felt that Trump needed some kind of bat-signal delivered through cable news about how much trouble he’s in.He was trying to impeach himself as a witnessThis one comes via Post columnist Ruth Marcus, who says Nunberg has now “successfully destroyed his credibility and therefore his utility as a trial witness for Mueller. Mission accomplished?”Indeed, if Nunberg was trying to look erratic and unreliable on Monday, mission accomplished.But would Mueller suddenly lose interest just because of this performance?Aaron Blake is senior political reporter for The Washington Post political blog, The Fix.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen? When New York magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi reached Nunberg’s mother by accident, she said his mother told her Nunberg was unavailable because “he’s not doing well.”Olivia Nuzzi tweeted:  Categories: Editorial, OpinionFormer Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg had a surreal day Monday.After deciding he wouldn’t cooperate with a grand jury subpoena from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, he went on a media blitz to, well, air some things.Each interview seemed intent upon out-shocking the last. He added in another interview with MSNBC: “I’m not going to go in there for them to set up a case against Roger. Roger did not do anything. Roger and I were treated like crap by Donald Trump, okay?”But even if you grant that this was all some contrived spectacle to assist Stone in some way, that still doesn’t answer how.Refusing to assist Mueller would seem to be help enough; why go on a media blitz saying all kinds of bizarre things? Perhaps this was just performance art for performance art’s sake.He broke under pressureIn one of Nunberg’s later interviews, with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Burnett asked him a question that might have otherwise seemed off-base: Are you drunk? In fact, Burnett didn’t just ask; she said she smelled alcohol on his breath.Nunberg denied he had been drinking and said he wasn’t on anything “besides my meds — antidepressants.”Even separate from that question, though, it was clear Nunberg was under plenty of pressure.That tends to be the case when you’ve got jail time hanging over your head for ignoring a subpoena.last_img read more

Dillsboro man killed in Ohio County wreck

first_imgOHIO COUNTY, Ind. — A Dillsboro man was killed in an accident in Ohio County Monday morning.According to the Ohio County Sheriff’s office, Daniel J Lynch, 40, was pronounced dead on the scene by the Ohio County Coroner’s Office after his vehicle crashed into a tree and burned.The accident happened just before 3:00 AM on State Road 56. Nobody else was involved in the wreck.last_img

Pavlicek prevails for Sanders Mod Tour win at Norman County Raceway

first_imgDefending champion Rich Pavlicek was the $1,000 winner on opening night for the Sanders IMCA Modified challenge Tour at Norman County Raceway. (Photo by Mike Spieker)By Mike SpiekerADA, Minn. (Aug. 17) – Rich Pavlicek raced to the $1,000 feature win when season-high 47 IMCA Mod­ifieds checked in Thursday for opening night of the Sanders Modified Challenge Tour at Nor­man County Raceway.In his first appearance of the season at Ada, the defending champion Pavlicek started on the pole, got the lead back from Michael Greseth following a lap nine restart and cruised to the win and 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational berth.Greseth, Tyler Peterson, John Correll and “B” transfer Austin Arneson rounded out the top five.Pavlicek was running the extreme high groove when Greseth snuck underneath him to claim the lead five circuits into the 25-lapper.. Greseth quickly opened up a 10 car length lead over Pavlicek, but a caution with 16 to go brought the field right back to Greseth’s rear bumper.On the restart, Tyler Peterson momentarily took second away from Pavlicek, but Pavlicek re­claimed the position down the back straightaway.Pavlicek kept moving forward and took the lead away from Greseth in turns one and two, utilizing the extreme low groove. Greseth immediately followed suit and went back to the low side in at­tempt to track down Pavlicek.Pavlicek was too quick, however, as he opened up a comfortable lead out front and cruised to the checkers.Aaron Olson won for the 11th time this season at Norman County in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Jesse Skalicky captured his third consecutive local win in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.Feature results – 1. Rich Pavlicek; 2. Michael Greseth; 3. Tyler Peterson; 4. John Correll; 5. Aus­tin Arneson; 6. Jason Grimes; 7. Josh Beaulieu; 8. Tyler Hall; 9. Dave Shipley; 10. Cale Arneson; 11. Lucas Rodin; 12. Lance Schilling; 13. Dale Kraling; 14. Luke Schilling; 15. Alex En­gelstad; 16. Michael Johnson; 17. Billy Vogel; 18. Rob VanMil; 19. Myles Tomlinson; 20. Brad Hartigan; 21. Jamie Trautner; 22. Greg Friestad; 23. Josh Eberhardt; 24. Trent Grager.last_img read more