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How to lose weight and get healthy for the new year: A City worker’s guide

first_img whatsapp How to lose weight and get healthy for the new year: A City worker’s guide whatsapp Monday 29 December 2014 11:49 am Indulging a little more over the Christmas period is to be expected – with so many mince pies and other tasty treats around, it would be difficult not to.And it’s not just the food that leads to a slightly sluggish feeling after the festive season. It’s also the booze, the parties and all the lounging around. For many, January marks a time to cut back on this unhealthy lifestyle – it’s a time for losing weight and becoming healthier.But the fast pace of the City and the intensity of the work mean energy levels must be kept up, so minimising food intake is not an option.Here is the City worker’s guide to becoming fit again in the new year.STICK TO A ROUTINEWhether it’s what you eat, when you exercise or when you go to bed, sticking to a routine is essential for optimum health and alertness.If you’re used to drinking a coffee each morning, for example, you should stick to this and try to do it at the same time each day – don’t drink more and don’t drink less. Disrupting the body’s rhythm can lead to migraines, sleep problems and in extreme cases even depression.If you find yourself feeling particularly tired in the morning, this could also be because your body clock is out of sync – too much variation in the time you go to bed can confuse it and make you feel groggy when you’re supposed to be wide awake.Try setting your alarm clock at the same time each day, and you’ll naturally end up feeling tired enough to go to bed at the same time each day, too. DON’T SKIP MEALS – MINIMISE SNACKING INSTEADSkipping meals might seem like an easy way to cut calories and get your weight down fast, but it can lead to more damage than good – to begin with, it disrupts the regularity of your digestive system (which prepares to deal with food at certain times of the day).It also drains you of energy, so if you have something important to do, you won’t be able to do it properly – this can negatively affect your work performance. And if you end up feeling too hungry after skipping a meal, you might end up eating more than you would have if you had just had a small meal to begin with.A better way to tackle eating is by minimising snacking, since it is through this that most excess calories are consumed. USE YOUR LUNCH BREAK TO GO FOR A JOGWhen you’re working hard, it can become impossible to fit exercise in before or after work. Instead, you could try to going for a jog on the streets around your work during lunch – half an hour will do the trick, and your lunch at the other end will become so much more enjoyable.As well as helping to keep weight down, running can provide a wide range of health benefits. To begin with, it has been proven many times that running releases endorphins and encourages long term happiness. This has obvious knock-on effects for both your personal and work life.Other studies have shown that running can help prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, some cancers, and a number of other unpleasant conditions.Perhaps one of the lesser known benefits is that running wards off age-related mental decline. An experiment in 2012 looked at the effect of regular exercise on mental ability and revealed a clear trend: that physically fit adults scored better in mental tests than their unfit peers.REPLACE OTHER FOODS WITH VEGETABLESIf you have a big appetite, try replacing the foods you would normally eat with lots of vegetables.Compared to most foods, they have a lot of fibre and micronutrients, as well as having less fat and sugar.Try adding a large bowl of salad or steamed vegetables to every meal, and your stomach will not have as much room left over for the highly calorific foods.STAY BUSYWhen we stop, we think about food. It’s not when we are working hard to meet a deadline, or when we are in the middle of an important meeting that a hunger craving hits us – it’s during those quieter moments where the pressure is off.Try to minimise free time at home when you have access to lots of calorific foods – stay busy, out and about in London. 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Qatar and Russia could no longer host the World Cup if bribery evidence is found

first_img Share Sarah Spickernell Russia and Qatar will not be allowed to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if evidence is found that they offered bribes during the bidding process, a Fifa official has said. Domenico Scala, head of Fifa’s audit and compliance committee, told Swiss newspaper Sonntagszeitung:  “If evidence should emerge that the awards to Qatar and Russia only came about thanks to bought votes, then the awards could be invalidated.” Read more: Police question Fifa officials on Qatar 2022 and Russia 2018 World Cup voting The FBI is currently investigating allegations of bribery and corruption at Fifa, including how the two countries ended up being selected to host the next two World Cup tournaments. Both countries deny any wrongdoing, and Scala confirmed evidence had not yet been “brought forth”.  Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told the BBC he supported Qatar holding the 2022 World Cup, but said he would work alongside another country if Fifa decided to reopen the bidding process. “We would offer our support to any country that has been chosen to host the World Cup,” he said. On Tuesday, former Fifa president Sepp Blatter announced he was resigning. Soon afterwards it emerged he was individually being investigated by US law enforcement.   by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment Guruzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmNovelodgePierce Brosnan’s Wife Lost 120 Pounds – This Is Her NowNovelodge Sunday 7 June 2015 3:05 pm whatsapp Qatar and Russia could no longer host the World Cup if bribery evidence is found center_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat is ‘Ranked-Choice Voting,’ the New System for New York’s MayoralFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily Prooflast_img read more

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Watch: Study to seek early signs of damage in NFL players’ brains

first_img Drag the blue handles to filter the data by year.Data visualization: TALIA BRONSHTEINSources: NFL injury report Dozens of researchers nationwide will team up to try to find a way to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy in living patients, with the help of a $16 million grant from from the National Institutes of Health.The NIH grant, announced Tuesday, will fund a seven-year study on the degenerative brain disease, which has been identified posthumously in scores of former football players. CTE is making headlines in part because of the upcoming movie “Concussion,” which tells the story of the doctor who identified the disease in the brain of a deceased NFL star, “Iron Mike” Webster, in 2002.CTE can now only be diagnosed after death, by examining a person’s brain. The disease has been found only in individuals who sustained many hits to the head, but scientists don’t know precisely what causes it.advertisement Concussions, or even more mild, repetitive head trauma, may lead to a degenerative brain disorder called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Alex Hogan, Hyacinth Empinado/STAT Inside the battered brainVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.statnews.com/2015/12/22/study-nfl-brains-damage-cte/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0001:5201:52  In the LabWatch: Study to seek early signs of damage in NFL players’ brains By Ike Swetlitz Dec. 22, 2015 Reprintscenter_img In recent months, Dr. Betsy Nabel, the NFL’s chief health and medical adviser, has criticized Boston University researchers for their work on another aspect of CTE research — a  brain bank that contains many specimens from deceased NFL players.Nabel told STAT this fall that the BU team has  “selectively gathered brains,” choosing to focus “on individuals who had the strongest track record of head trauma or are on the extreme end of the spectrum.” NFL concussions and head injuries by year and by team In recent years the NFL has implemented new rules to reduce concussions among players. But with two weeks to go in the 2015 regular season, players have already suffered more concussions than in either of the previous two seasons. Here are the recent statistics, by team. 0501001502012201320142015 Nabel said the league’s neurology experts are “very concerned” about bias in the brain bank. She said she worried researchers are “making foregone conclusions about cause and effect without any direct evidence or a control group.”Nabel did not name Stern specifically in her critique. The brain bank that made headlines in the fall for finding CTE in 96 percent of the former NFL players it studied is under the direction of Dr. Ann McKee, one of Stern’s colleagues.“For better or for worse, the media has really glommed onto these messages and created a lot of concern in the general public,” Nabel said.Stern told STAT this fall that the brain bank isn’t meant to be representative and isn’t “a way to learn about the prevalence of the disease.” Instead, the goal is to learn more about how the disease works in individuals who have it.The new, NIH-funded study has nothing to do with the brain bank.Researchers in 17 centers across the country will examine 120 former NFL players and 60 former college football players, using a variety of tests and imaging technologies to look for signs of CTE. Participants will be tested initially, and then again three years later, to see how their brains change over time. They will be compared to a control group of 60 individuals who did not play contact sports or experience brain trauma.Stern has done similar research before. In October, he concluded a study, known as DETECT, that examined approximately 100 former NFL players to advance understanding of CTE. Stern described the new initiative as “the DETECT study on steroids.”Karen Weintraub contributed to this report.This story has been updated to include the NFL’s critique of CTE research at Boston University and a statement from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health on the funding of the new study. High ImpactAn occasional series on the science of concussions and how new findings are reverberating through sports and society.Concussion, Inc.: The big business of treating brain injuriesNFL union urges players to see ‘Concussion,’ but warns ‘it is scary’How the NFL’s concussion-spotting system is — and isn’t — workingNew study will examine NFL players’ brains in bid to spot CTEMy muddled brain: A fall, a concussion, and weeks of confusionA pill for concussions remains a brain-busting challengeAfter concussions, young football player’s plea: Donate my brain to scienceDisqualified after concussions, college football players recruited back onto the fieldCan chocolate milk speed concussion recovery? Experts cringeExperts debate: How many concussions are too many for an athlete?The NIH had planned to use a portion of a $30 million grant from the NFL to fund the new research, ESPN reported on Tuesday. But the NFL nixed that idea, according to ESPN, because of discomfort with the lead researcher in the new study: Robert Stern, co-director of a CTE research center at Boston University.An NFL spokesperson said the league “has no ‘veto power’” over how the $30 million is used and said the NIH made all funding decisions on the study. The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health issued a statement saying that the league “was willing to contribute” to the new study. But neither the foundation nor the NFL answered specific questions Tuesday about what such a contribution might have involved or why it didn’t come to pass.advertisement Tags brainconcussionshigh impactlast_img read more

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Currency Mess Leading to Greater Repression

first_img News Changchun, China — The North Korean authorities continue to crack down on the private economy following the currency redenomination, as exchange rate instability and rising prices continue. Predictably, this has led to extremely high rates of inflation and forced the authorities to ramp up their reign of terror. A Daily NK reporter met with two North Korean refugees in China on the 15th who described the social atmosphere, “Although the authorities are executing and arresting rule breakers, foreign currency dealing keeps happening. The stronger the regulation the authorities adopt, the more skillfully people avoid it.”According to a source from Pyongyang, the authorities recently publicly executed two women from the Pyongcheon district of Pyongyang on suspicion of circulating foreign currency. The source said they were killed as an example to others during the crackdown on foreign currency usage. On January 5th, in Soeho-ri, part of the Heungnam district of Hamheung, three women were also executed publicly on charges of receiving and circulating Yuan and dollars from fishermen and the crews of other ships returning from international voyages. A source from South Hamkyung Province explained, “When fishermen land their catch, they sell it directly to Chinese fishermen for Yuan. This is because if they submit the catch to the North Korean Fisheries Department, they won’t see any benefit.”The executed women were foreign currency dealers. They exchanged the Yuan and dollars which the fishermen got from the Chinese for won. “Following this incident, inspections of all fishing boats belonging to the Seoho Fisheries Department were initiated and their captains placed under investigation,” the source claimed.Despite official regulation, demand for foreign currencies is increasing everywhere, according to sources, and the country is suffering from serious inflation.One from Yangkang Province said on the 14th, “The foreign exchange rate is skyrocketing. A few days ago, one Yuan was around 20 won, but now it is over 30 won and rice is more than 200 won per kilo now.”In the case of Yangkang Province, on the 9th, one Yuan was worth 20 won and price of one kilogram of rice was 100 won, but by the 15th one Yuan had become more than 30 won and one kilogram of rice more than 200 won. By Lee Sung Jin – 2010.01.19 5:54pm AvatarLee Sung Jin Currency Mess Leading to Greater Repression RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News SHAREcenter_img News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again NewsEconomy Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) last_img read more

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North Korean merchants get creative to keep money flowing in winter

first_imgVarious North Korean packaged beverages. According to an inside source, beverages produced by state factories are sold throughout the year. Image: Daily NK North Korean merchants get creative to keep money flowing in winter Unification Media Group (UMG): It’s time for another edition of Market Trends, where we analyze the week’s latest economic updates. We’re here today with reporter Kang Mi JinKang Mi Jin (Kang): Last week, the people of North Korea were required to begin fulfilling compulsory orders to contribute manure to the state, a mobilization that typically runs through April. In order to procure humus soil – a replacement for manure – residents had no choice but to dig in hilly areas, causing damage to the environment. This has historically caused difficulties in progress towards the country’s reforestation goals.    UMG: Interesting. What else has come to light recently?Kang: I also have some sad news. As some of you may remember, there were devastating floods in North Korea’s North Hamgyong Province in 2016. One resident whose home received extensive damage has become homeless and wanders around the marketplace. This individual lost four members of his family to the flood, including his wife, and wasn’t even able to recover their bodies. Fortunately, he escaped the sudden floods because he had left the house at the time to guard the family garden. The man says he is unable to live in the same house where tragedy befell his family. So he wanders around the markets aimlessly.   News UMG: That’s very sad news indeed. Kang: But, switching tracks, according to recent communication with an inside source, packaged beverage products are selling well in North Korea. There are all manner of products available, including sweet drinks made with fruit or wild berries and other flavoring agents. In addition, packaged water has emerged as a top seller in both summer and winter.  The availability of a wide array of beverages during different times of the year marks a departure from the past, where specific flavors were restricted to certain seasons. Marketization – the increased participation by private actors in the economy  – has brought a change here, and North Koreans now say that “the seasons are irrelevant” when it comes to selling things in the markets.UMG: Can you explain what this means on a practical level for North Korean merchants? Kang: It means that the merchants no longer have to specialize in just one product depending on the season. For instance, an inside source with experience in the beverage industry said that merchants who sell North Korean-style ice cream and water in the summer are changing tack to match the season and selling boiling hot water in the winter. The hot water is used in a variety of ways by consumers. Merchants themselves will often buy the hot water, and put it in a water bag that rests against their body and warm themselves up by drinking it over the course of a few hours. In the afternoon, there are merchants who grind boiled soybeans to make heated soy milk. Others bring a lunch box from home and use the boiling water to pour over soy or dried radish greens for a quick bowl of soup in the morning. And there are merchants that sell seafood who need the hot water to thaw their fish.  Unification Media Group (UMG): Are beverage sales in the summer more profitable? Kang: Yes the profits are not as great for boiled water, but this is also true for other sectors. Business is tough in the winter. But North Koreans are very determined to work to earn their living. They will use any method to produce a revenue stream. Some merchants engage in additional business practices during lean times to stay afloat.  Daily NK’s sources have reported that, facing a lack of customers in the market, some merchants are going directly to their customers in train stations and servicha [delivery vehicle] stops to sell hot water and soup. During lunch time, the merchants make good money by selling hot water because the demand is high. News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55% North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Facebook Twitter SHARE By Daily NK – 2018.02.14 3:29pm All prices shown in KPW and current as of February 6, 2018. Data: Daily NK AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store Newslast_img read more

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Poll reveals barrier to reaching retirement goals

first_img Nearly 80% of Canadians believe they require annual returns of 4% or higher from their portfolios to reach their retirement savings goals, according to a poll conducted for the asset management subsidiary of Toronto-based CIBC (TSX: CM). However, 67% choose not to invest in products with potentially higher returns, such as stocks, for fear of losing money. Related news Keywords Retirement Share this article and your comments with peers on social media “The disconnect between investors’ return expectations and portfolio allocations could be a barrier to reaching retirement savings goals, especially as we see continued downward pressure on interest rates,” says Steve Fiorelli, managing director of CIBC Asset Management. While 42% of Canadians state they will likely invest in stocks and mutual funds holding stocks, the same number of investors will likely stick with guaranteed investment certificates (GIC), savings accounts and other guaranteed investments. Bonds and mutual funds holding bonds are the likely investment choice for 12% of investors while 5% see themselves investing in exchange-traded funds. The poll also showed a distinct difference between how men and women plan to invest their money. Recent market volatility is motivating 65% of women and 47% of men to take a more conservative approach to investing. Only 35% of women are planning to invest primarily in stocks, compared to 52% of men who say the same thing. It’s not surprising to see fear creep into investing decisions given the sharp increase in market volatility since the collapse of oil prices but investors need to remain focused on their overall long-term investment goals. They should also consider that Canada’s major stock market returned 10.6%, including dividends, in 2014 in spite of the plunge in oil prices and that the S&P/TSX composite total return index has posted an annualized return of 7.6% over the past decade, according to Fiorelli. “For investors very close to retirement or those with low risk tolerances, a guaranteed product is an option, but if you are looking over the mid-to-long term, history shows the markets do outperform,” he says. The poll’s results were gathered from a representative sample 1,505 adult Canadians holding investment portfolios for retirement, using an online survey conducted by Leger between Nov. 21-25, 2014. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.53%, 19 times out of 20. Survey finds Canadians aren’t sure how much they’ll need for retirementcenter_img Tessie Sanci Snowbirds win legal battle to reinstate out-of-province medical coverage Earnings surge for Great-West Lifeco in Q4 Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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TSX falls amid weak results by Valeant

first_img S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Mixed earnings results from some of Canada’s biggest companies dominated a quiet trading day Tuesday, as the Toronto Stock Exchange pulled back for a fifth straight session in a row. The S&P/TSX composite index fell a moderate 64.27 points at 15,399.24, as health-care stocks led decliners amid a weak earnings release by drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Linda Nguyen Keywords Marketwatch Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors Related newscenter_img TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March The Quebec-based company warned that revenues and profits will drop more than analysts had anticipated for this year. Shares in Valeant lost 85% of its value last year after it came under scrutiny for a strategy of acquiring drug companies and imposing dramatic price increases. It also faces a series of shareholder lawsuits and criminal fraud investigations by U.S. authorities. Valeant shares plunged 13.9%, or $3.05, to $18.89 on Tuesday. In other corporate news, two of Canada’s largest financial institutions reported better than expected results. The Bank of Montreal reported net income of $1.49 billion, up 39% from a year ago. Its shares rose 2.24%, or $2.21, to $100.79. Bank of Nova Scotia had $2.01 billion of net income during the first quarter, up 10% compared to the same period last year. Its shares declined 2.79%, or $2.21, to $77.04. Read: BMO, Scotiabank beat expectations Four out of the five major Canadian banks have reported strong results so far this quarter. Toronto-Dominion Bank is the last of the group and is scheduled to release earnings on Thursday. On Wall Street, major New York indices were barely changed ahead of a highly-anticipated speech Tuesday night in front of Congress by U.S. President Donald Trump. Colum McKinley, a vice-president of Canadian equities at CIBC Asset Management, said investors are hoping to “get another look” at what might be coming down the road from the new commander-in-chief. “Potentially, we’ll hear more about taxation plans, the fiscal stimulus program, whether or not there will be a repatriation of capital, cash sitting offshore and whether that is used to finance bigger infrastructure spending,” he said. “And potentially we’ll have more information about how the U.S. budget will unfold. For Canada, one area that we’re watching for is more news on the border taxation issue and what that could mean for Canadian companies.” McKinley said stock markets will react according to how much is touched on in the speech, and whether there will be any concrete details announced. “There is the chance that we receive no greater clarity than we have today,” he said. If markets react to the downside, McKinley said it could be a positive buying opportunity because economic indicators show growing strength, particularly in the U.S. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 25.20 points at 20,812.24, the S&P 500 was down 6.11 points at 2,363.64, and the Nasdaq composite dropped 36.46 points at 5,825.44. The Canadian dollar declined 0.67 of a U.S. cent to 75.30¢, the currency’s lowest close since Feb. 7. Commodities were mixed as the April crude contract retracted US4¢ at US$54.01 per barrel and April natural gas added US8¢ at US$2.77 per mmBTU. April gold gave up $4.90 at US$1,253.90 an ounce and May copper was up US2¢ at US$2.71 a pound. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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TMX revising Alpha’s fees

first_img Sterling Mutuals adds ETFs to product shelf stock exchange graph coodesign/123RF Related news TMX is also proposing to extend the Alpha Liquidity Provision (ALP) program that was launched in November 2018 to include ETFs.In a notice setting out the planned changes, the exchange said they are intended to “enhance available liquidity while also delivering additional savings for cost-sensitive active retail order flow.”The changes, which are subject to regulatory approval, would take effect on May 1. The TMX Group Inc. is planning a series of changes to the fee structure for its TSX Alpha Exchange.The changes include increasing active rebates for retail orders for equities, eliminating active rebates and lowering posting fees for ETFs, and reducing passive posting fees and active rebates for stocks priced under $1. Keywords Trading fees,  ETFCompanies TMX Group Inc. Deadline extended again for ETF tax proposal New Desjardins ETF focuses on carbon reduction James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Ministries of National Security and Education Working on MOU to Address School Violence

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedMinistries of National Security and Education Working on MOU to Address School Violence RelatedMinistries of National Security and Education Working on MOU to Address School Violence Ministries of National Security and Education Working on MOU to Address School Violence EducationJune 20, 2009center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministries of National Security and Education, are working to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to address the problem of violence in schools.The agreement, which was announced by National Security Minister, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson, on Thursday June 18 at the Kiwanis Club of North St. Andrew meeting, held at the Police Officers Club, will go beyond the provisions under the Safe Schools Programme.“We used to talk about safety in schools. We have to talk about violence in schools now, simply because the schools, to a large extent, are mirrors of the society, the communities from which the students come,” Minister Nelson said.Noting the extent of the problem, he asked: “Who would have thought that a principal in a school would line up six boys and say to them, ‘I am going to search you for weapons and turn his back to pick up something and one of them takes out a knife and stab him. Who would have thought that such atrocity could occur in a school?”Minister of National Security, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson (left), having a light discussion with Jasper Burnett (right) and Ian Forte, members of the Kiwanis Club of North St. Andrew, at the club’s meeting, held at the Police Officers Club, Hope Road, on June 19.“We have incidents where weapons have been found in the bags of five-year olds in pre-school, where the weapon is placed there for the person, the father or somebody, to come at an opportune time to retrieve it,” he cited.As it relates to addressing crime on a national scale, Minister Nelson said that there are plans to look at strengthening border patrol off the country’s coastline.“We are going to look at our borders. A lot (of the guns) are coming in from the United States and from Haiti. We have a system in place now to deal with that Haiti situation. It is effective in stemming the flow of guns from there to Jamaica,” he noted.Other measures include accelerating the mandatory registration of subscriber information for cellular phone users in Jamaica and the implementation of a vehicle tracking system for all police cars. “I want to know where every police car is day and night. The Commissioner of Police and I have agreed to reinstitute bike patrols and bicycle patrol in appropriate areas,” Senator Nelson said.Minister of National Security, Senator the Hon. Dwight Nelson (right), is greeted by Second Vice President of the Kiwanis Club of North St. Andrew, Rohan Dawkins, at the club’s meeting, held at the Police Officers Club, Hope Road, on June 19.In addition, focus will be placed on ensuring a competent and resourceful police force, with adequate training facilities provided; implementing the National Identification System; and revamping of the emergency number 119.For the period January to June this year, 4,778 major crimes were reported, which represent a 19 per cent increase over the comparative period last year. However, murders declined by 11 per cent, with 650 murders committed for the six-month period. RelatedMinistries of National Security and Education Working on MOU to Address School Violencelast_img read more

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City of Washougal announces next chief of police

first_imgName*Email*Website 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments guestLabel Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreecenter_img guestLabel Name*Email*Website City of Washougal announces next chief of policePosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, November 6, 2019in: Newsshare 0 City hires Wendi Steinbronn, a 25-year veteran of the Portland Police Bureau WASHOUGAL — Wendi Steinbronn, a 25-year veteran of the city of Portland Police Bureau, has been appointed the City of Washougal’s new police chief by City Manager David Scott. Chief Wendi Steinbronn, Washougal Police DepartmentChief Wendi Steinbronn, Washougal Police DepartmentSteinbronn will replace Chief Ron Mitchell, who is retiring at the end of November, after serving the Washougal Community for 23 years. In Washougal, she will oversee a department of 25 employees, including 21 commissioned officers and a $4.2 million budget. Steinbronn will assume the Washougal Police chief duties at the end of November.“Wendi has strong law enforcement credentials. She impressed everyone involved in our selection process. As a Camas resident for some time, she is familiar with Washougal. I am confident Wendi has the right combination of experience and qualities that will make her a great fit for our community and a successful police chief,” stated Scott.Steinbronn comes to Washougal with over 25 years of experience with the Portland Police Bureau. She started in 1993 as an officer and rose through the ranks, including sergeant, lieutenant, captain and commander. She is currently the commander of the Bureau’s North Precinct, serving a population of approximately 190,000 with 135 personnel and a $9.3 million budget. Prior to her appointment as North Precinct commander, Steinbronn served in various roles, including: supervising property crimes detectives and a Neighborhood Response Team, commanding officer of the records division, executive officer to the assistant chiefs, government relations liaison, managing the day-to-day operations of the Family Services Division, serving as a member of the Bureau’s Strategic Planning Committee and engaging with citizens and businesses via a number of committees.“I’m honored and excited to be your next chief of Police,” said Steinbronn. “I look forward to getting to know my new co-workers, learning my job and meeting the community. I’m committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of the community as well as continuing to deliver the high level of service everyone expects.”The announcement follows a nationwide search and comprehensive selection process facilitated by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, and an extensive background review.“I want to thank the members of the Washougal community, the mayor and city council, and the men and women of the Washougal Police Department who provided input in the process,” said Scott, “as well as the members of the community leadership and City department heads who interviewed the four finalists. It was important that our process include broad input, and I am grateful for everyone’s participation.”Steinbronn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Portland State University. She and her husband reside in Camas and have one son, a student at Camas High School.Information provided by city of Washougal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestWashougalshare 0 Previous : City of Washougal announces new interactive website Next : City of Battle Ground seeks volunteers for committee to write statements for, against annexation to Fire District 3AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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