Learning for life: ergonomics

first_imgLearning for life: ergonomicsOn 1 Nov 2001 in Musculoskeletal disorders, Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development are the processesby which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve their practice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to helpyou to identify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will alsohelp you to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understandand what you need to explore further. 1. People use laptop computers because they: a) Are cheap and economical b) Can retrieve e-mails c) Have control over work schedules and locationsd) Have easy access to the Internet 2. People who use laptop computers for over an hour a day reported anincrease of pain in their: a) Elbow b) Back c) Shoulder d) Wrist 3. What ratio of RSI sufferers does the TUC suggest takes action? a) 1:25 b) 1:10 c) 1:50 d) 1:100 4. One of the hardest concepts to educate users about is the demand madeby a) Manual handling b) Static loading c) Working schedules d) Postural assessment 5. Ergonomics are used to: a) Prevent musculoskeletal injuries b) Design modern working environments c) Save money d) Benefit industry 6. Employees must take care of their own health by a) Providing a first aid box b) Designing a safe system of work c) Ensuring confidentiality of company files d) Obeying health and safety legislation 7. Where did the 24-year-old woman commonly use her laptop? a) At the dining table b) At the dressing table c) Sitting on the settee d) At the kitchen table 8. What was the 24-year-old woman’s diagnosis? a) de Quervain’s disease b) Ganglion c) Tenosynovitis d) Carpel tunnel syndrome 9. What is the three-pronged approach? a) Assess risk, develop policy, provide information and training b) Develop policy, provide information and training, discipline non-compliance c) Assess risk, develop policy, discipline non-compliance d) Assess risk, provide information and training, discipline non-compliance 10. What does RULA, the quick guide to postural assessment stand for? a) Risky Upper Limb Assessment b) Right Upper Limb Assessment c) Rapid Upper Limb Assessment d) Regular Upper Limb Assessment Feedback1. c) although most laptops will do b) and d) as well 2. a)even so all the others are possible; 3. c); 4. b) spend some timefinding out more about “static loading”; 5. b) this is theanswer given in the text, but ergonomics will do all four. Spend some timerevising your knowledge of ergonomics; 6. c) this is the answer given inthe text but e) would be equally as correct; 7. a) all these placeswould cause musculoskeletal problems, as they are not proper computerworkstations. Visit the HSE website and download “Working with VDUs”if you do not have it already and revise your knowledge on VDU workstations; 8.d) revise your knowledge of hand and wrist injuries and diseases; 9. a)these are part of the Five Steps to Risk Assessment; 10.c) visit thewebsite mentioned in the text and carry out the assessment for yourself. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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USS Abraham Lincoln Celebrates African-American History Month

first_img View post tag: celebrates View post tag: Navy February 21, 2012 View post tag: Naval USS Abraham Lincoln’s (CVN 72) Diversity Council hosted a ceremony for the crew in the ship’s hangar bay, Feb. 17, in celebration of African-American History Month.Lincoln Sailors performed songs by African-American artists and viewed various displays and presentations acknowledging the achievements of notable African-Americans throughout history.In his opening remarks, Capt. William Triplett, deputy commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, embarked aboard Lincoln, said Sailors should reflect periodically on the lives and accomplishments of great Americans. “We come together to take time off and recognize those who have contributed to the America we live and serve now,” Triplett said. “It’s important to remember and pay homage to the diversity of men and women that contributed to our history.”After beginning the festivities with a cake-cutting ceremony, members of the Diversity Council read poems honoring a variety of different cultures and backgrounds.The ship’s band and choir performed music by African-American artists including the jazz song “Autumn Leaves,” by John Coltrane, the blues song “Feeling Good,” by Nina Simone, the doo-wop song “Don’t Make Me Over,” by Dionne Warwick and Bob Marley’s reggae hit, “Is This Love.”“We highlight all societies of our American culture, and we honor their legacy,” said Triplett. “This celebration creates a more cohesive team within the crew. In effect, that cohesion projects combat power in the Arabian Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).”Lincoln’s Diversity Council hosts regularly scheduled holiday events like the African-American History Month celebration to educate the crew and increase awareness of the diversity present on the ship.“Doing this helps the crew feel more at home,” said Lt. j.g. Ian Brenner, Lincoln’s Diversity Council officer. “This reminds people of each other’s talents and what makes us unique, but it brings us together as well.”Lincoln is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of OEF.Lincoln is the flagship for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, which also includes embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, the guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and DESRON 9, comprised of guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen (DDG 92) and USS Sterett (DDG 104).[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 21, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: African-American USS Abraham Lincoln Celebrates African-American History Month View post tag: month View post tag: historycenter_img View post tag: Lincoln View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Abraham Lincoln Celebrates African-American History Month View post tag: Abraham View post tag: USS Training & Education Share this articlelast_img read more

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IMS President: Still too early too tell about fans at The 500

first_img Google+ Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSports WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest By Jon Zimney – February 20, 2021 0 170 WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Twitter (“Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Speedway, IN” by Josh Hallett, Creative Commons) You may be able to attend the Indy 500 this year. The Speedway president says it’s still too early to tell.“We haven’t made an official decision yet because we believe we’ve got that time on our side.So, people just be patient with us and wait through this, we’re hoping we have a normal Indy500 this year,” said Doug Boles, president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.“We are gonna have fans at the 500 as long as our metrics allow it and we’re doing our best to get there,” he said, acknowledging the downward direction of the pandemic.Boles said that though some IndyCar races are being relegated to NBC’s digital platform, that he believes the 500 will continue to be a priority for their on the air broadcasts.He also said the Speedway is looking for more events to hold there, which fit their brand and the venue.The interview eventually came back around to the race, which as of Friday, was 100 days away.“The IndyCar folks are working on it. My guess is we’re gonna be in the 35 to 36 car range for this year’s Indy500. So, I think Bump Day is something we’re definitely gonna see.” Pinterest IMS President: Still too early too tell about fans at The 500 Previous articleBraun warns $15 minimum wage could hurt restaurant industryNext articleNCAA to allow limited number of fans during March Madness Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

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News story: Scotland’s oldest nuclear reactor to go as demolition contract awarded

first_imgThe 3-year contract has now been awarded to Cavendish Nuclear and its partners, local firm JGC Engineering, KDC and Frazer-Nash Consultancy, for the dismantling of the reactor block and demolition of the structure.This is the culmination of a decade-long project to remove the internal structures from the reactor and its support buildings including a fuel storage pond, waste drum store and post-irradiation examination cells.Dounreay Materials Test Reactor demolitionDounreay project manager, Bill Lambie, said: Dounreay site, and the surrounding communities, have made an incredible contribution to the advancement of the UK’s nuclear industry for several decades. That contribution continues to this day with the pioneering work being carried out at Scotland’s largest nuclear decommissioning project. The start of the work to demolish Dounreay Materials Test Reactor represents a significant step in our mission to decommission and clean-up the legacy from the very earliest days of the UK’s nuclear industry. Cavendish Nuclear director, Natalie Nisbet, said: When DMTR was constructed in the late 1950s, it was technologically advanced and innovative. Sixty years on, its demolition will be an important demonstration of the decommissioning progress being made at Dounreay. We were very encouraged by the response from the supply chain and our team has worked hard to undertake a robust assessment of each of the competing bids before awarding the contract. Dounreay Materials Test Reactor (DMTR) was the first operational nuclear reactor in Scotland and achieved criticality in 1958. It was built to test the effects of radiation on different materials and operated for 11 years.The demolition of the reactor building will be a major skyline change for Dounreay and will signify another major hazard reduction milestone at one of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) sites.The NDA’s Director of Nuclear Operations, Alan Cumming, said: I am delighted our innovative and collaborative approach to reactor dismantling, using proven and cost-effective technology in conjunction with the local supply chain, will deliver the greatest skyline change seen at Dounreay for many years. Cavendish Nuclear and its partners have pledged to source materials and services from local sub-contractors as part of its commitment to the socio-economic development of Dounreay’s supply chain and wider Caithness community.This is the latest in a number of major contracts to be awarded in the last year as the site’s closure programme progresses.Graham Construction was awarded a three-year contract in October and will soon begin to build an intermediate level waste storage facility on the site.Meanwhile, Nuvia also recently announced that it had won a multi-million pound contract to remove residual liquid metal coolant from Dounreay Fast Reactor.Dounreay, which was once the UK’s centre for fast reactor research, is now Scotland’s largest decommissioning project. The work is being delivered by Dounreay Site Restoration Limited on behalf of the NDA.last_img read more

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Marks of distinction

first_imgIt’s no easy feat to turn one of the most iconic Harvard buildings into a Halloween weekend destination, but that’s precisely what a group of Harvard staffers did last October.The event — dubbed Haunted Hall — lured more than 1,600 students to Memorial Hall with a costume parade, live music, candy buffet, mocktails, and pub food.To pull it off, members of the Office for the Arts, Harvard College Office of Student Life, Harvard University Dining Services, and the Freshman Dean’s Office worked with students to organize vendors and other campus partners to ensure the event fit with the College’s philosophy of student-led, staff-supported programming.Those efforts — along with the work of dozens of other Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) staff members — were honored last month at the annual Dean’s Distinction Awards ceremony.“You have been called a superstar, an invaluable asset, the heart of our undergraduate program … and an outstanding University citizen,” Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith told the honorees during the ceremony. “You’ve demonstrated outstanding citizenship and remarkable dedication through the many winter storms of 2015, trekking through 100-plus inches of snow to direct clean-up efforts and ensure that lab facilities continued to run smoothly so critical research continued uninterrupted in the face of Boston’s worst winter on record.“To all of our honorees today, you are a fantastic portrait of the best of our staff. Our faculty and students are incredibly fortunate to have your ideas, your engagement, and your partnership. You make Harvard stronger. On behalf of the faculty, I extend my sincere thanks to you.”In all, 65 FAS employees from 45 departments were recognized at the award ceremony. In addition to the Haunted Hall team, three other teams were honored for their work in the past year:The Title IX Coordination team worked with various FAS Title IX Committees and Harvard’s Central Office of Dispute Resolution to help finalize the University-wide Sexual and Gender-based Harassment Policy, contributed to the implementation of procedures for students, staff and faculty, and helped develop local Title IX processes that were effective for the FAS community. The ABET team gathered and analyzed large quantities of data and worked with faculty and staff to organize a team visit by faculty and professionals from other institutions. The end result was virtually unheard-of: Harvard was granted continued ABET accreditation with no findings.Among those recognized was Marlon Cummings, a lab administrator in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.“For me, having been in higher education all my career, to be recognized by my peers is a wonderful honor, and I’m very grateful for that,” Cummings said. “This is not really a job, because I love to work with the students here. This is a great acknowledgement.”Michaela Kapp, a faculty administrator at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, called the award a surprise and an honor.“I was actually on vacation when I learned about the award, so it was a very nice surprise,” she said. “It’s absolutely very special to get this recognition … it means so much, so I’m very honored.”The 2016 Dean’s Distinction recipients are: Derek Barton, SEAS Faculty and Lab AdministrationThomas Batchelder, Department of History of Art and ArchitectureMegan Baugh, Division of Continuing EducationSusan Berstler, Cabot Science Library, Harvard College LibraryFranklin Brown, HUIT Unified CommunicationsSabinna Cappo, Department of Earth and Planetary SciencesLaurie Chiasson, Harvard ForestSarah Colgan, Department of Earth and Planetary SciencesKirsten Colton, Division of Social ScienceLenia Constantinou, Department of Human Evolutionary BiologyMarlon Cummings, Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyMaureen Daniels, Center for Nanoscale SystemsJody Fanto, Division of Continuing EducationKelly Haigh, FAS Donor RelationsRobert Hart, Department of PhysicsRudy Hypolite, Instructional Media ServicesRamona Islam, Widener Library, Harvard College LibraryMichaela Kapp, SEAS Faculty and Lab AdministrationRandy Kiessig, Institute for Quantitative Social ScienceOfrit Liviatan, Harvard College Freshman Seminar ProgramMary McConnell, Department of HistoryChristina McFadden, FAS Dean’s OfficeElizabeth Moss Levine, Graduate School of Arts and SciencesElizabeth Musser, Cabot House, Harvard CollegeWendy Peiper, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureBrenda Piquet, Department of EconomicsKeleigh Quinn, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary BiologyDuane Reeves, Department of AthleticsJoan Rouse, Harvard College Dean’s OfficeKaitlyn Santa Lucia, FAS Registrar’s OfficeKathy Santoro, FAS Human ResourcesPaula Soares, Department of Visual and Environmental StudiesClaudia Stearns, SEAS Faculty and Lab AdministrationThomas Tribble, Office of Physical Resources and PlanningAlexandra Vacroux, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian StudiesAbby Wolf, Hutchins Center for African and African American ResearchEric Wong, Harvard College Admissions and Financial AidShao-Liang Zheng, Department of Chemistry and Chemical BiologyHaunted Hall TeamPilar Fitzgerald, Harvard College Office of Student LifeMary Lou Kearns, Harvard University Dining ServicesTina Bowen, Office for the Arts at Harvard, Memorial Hall/Lowell Hall ComplexTorey Martin, Harvard College Freshman Dean’s OfficeShelby Raglan, Harvard College Office of Student LifeMichael Ranen, Harvard College Freshman Dean’s OfficeKatherine Steele, Harvard College Freshman Dean’s OfficeAmy Vest, Harvard College Office of Student LifeTitle IX Coordination TeamAnna Anctil, FAS Human ResourcesMary Higgins, Division of Continuing EducationGarth McCavana, Graduate School of Arts and SciencesEmily Miller, Harvard College Academic ProgramsRobert Neugeboren, Division of Continuing EducationJohannah Park, Office for Faculty AffairsSandra Stergiou, FAS Human ResourcesKwok Yu, Office for Faculty AffairsJacqueline Yun, Graduate School of Arts and SciencesHarvard Museums of Science and Culture Exhibit DepartmentJennifer Berglund, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureDonald Bissex, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureAnthony Greaney, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureSylvie Laborde, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureWilliam McCann, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureTristan Rocher, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureSamuel Tager, Harvard Museums of Science and CultureABET TeamAnna Dunavin, SEAS Deans and Related StaffDavid Hwang, SEAS Office of Academic ProgramsPatrick Ulrich, SEAS Office of Academic Programs The Harvard Museums of Science and Culture Exhibition team worked across disciplines and departments to launch four major exhibitions, and generated broad collaboration across departments outside the museums to create exhibitions.last_img read more

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Weekly unemployment claims fall, 4,000 fewer than last year

first_imgFor the week of May 29, 2010, there were 839 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance, a decrease of 133 from the week before. Altogether 10,898 new and continuing claims were filed, a decrease of 391 from a week ago and 4,122 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 3,586 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 135 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 2,266 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is a decrease of 100 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)last_img read more

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Clips of the Week: March 15, 2013

first_imgWelcome to another edition of Clips of the Week! We’ve got some heady videos for you today from around the net, including trippy skiing, cringe-worthy riding, and slippery ice.1. Color Me ImpressedAmazing idea and cinematography from the Falquet brothers, Huck and Chuck. This one is a mind ‘sploder and doesn’t get old.2. Renan ReelShort clips from the reel of Camp 4 Collective partner and cinematographer Renan Ozturk. Gorgeous stuff from a one of the great talents out there today. Also has Devotchka on the soundtrack, so I can dig that. HD and full screen mode a must for this one.RENAN OZTURK // DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY // REEL 2013 from Camp 4 Collective on Vimeo.3. March of the PenguinsEven though it’s their native habitat, ice is still slippery. Even humans fall on the sidewalk sometimes.4. Crash Test DummiesGo Pro crash footage from three years of filming around the U.S.? Yes, please.5. Spring is in the AirFrom Smith Optics and Colorblind Media, comes some pretty bomber tarpon footage. Spring is in the air, can you feel it?Spring is in the Air from Colorblind Media on Vimeo.These videos were our favorite from this week, but I’m sure we missed some good ones. If you have a video you would like featured in Clips of the Week, please leave a comment below!last_img read more

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Daily Dirt: Beer City to Gear City, Snakeheads, and Fish Photos

first_imgYour outdoor news bulletin for June 12, the day Bryan Allen flew the human-powered Gossamer Albatross aircraft across the English Channel, proving that human-powered aircraft can, indeed, have silly names:Asheville, N.C.: Beer City to Gear City?That’s the goal of the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina, a newly formed organization of WNC gear manufacturers led by SylvanSport and Eagles Nest Outfitters, and they have a plan to do it. SylvanSport worked with Prestige Subaru of Asheville to convert their former Suzuki building into the Prestige Adventure Center, a showroom for local outdoor companies to display their wares and services. Over 30 outdoor companies have signed and the Adventure Center will be the exclusive downtown showroom for OGBWNC brands including Navitat, Bellyak, Outrider, USA, and more. Of course, SylvanSport and their GO tow-behind pop-up camper will take center stage as both the lead organizer and the largest physical piece of gear being showcased. Having such a large space will allow for more robust community events like live music, special presentations, and promotions. SylvanSport Director of Marketing and New Product Development: “The Prestige Adventure Center will be a lot like a community center. This will be a place where local outdoor gear builders, retailers like Diamond Brand, REI, and Black Dome, and adventure companies like NOC, Navitat, and others, can all get together, have their products on display, and help promote each other.” The Prestige Adventure Center is slated to open mid-July.Cool idea. Check out more details here.World Record Snakehead Caught…maybeA couple of fishing buddies may have set a world record over the weekend…and this ain’t no fish story (HA!). Caleb Newton held the rod while Phil Wilcox held the net as they landed the possible world recored Northern Snakehead out of Aquia Creek in Stafford, Virginia Saturday. The (ugly-as-sin) fish weighed in at 17.6 pounds, topping the previous record – caught in Japan in 2004 – by a couple of ounces. The northern snake head is, in a word, gross: they can live for days out of the water, can move on land, excrete mucus, smell terrible, have sharp teeth, are as hard to kill as the Terminator (T-850, not the T-1000) and are just plain ugly. They are also an invasive species, and if caught in Virginia are required by law to be, well, terminated. Newton has submitted paperwork to the International Fish Game Association and expects to hear back about the world record by August.Underwater Film Crew in Southern AppalachiansSpeaking of invasive species, a crew from the Oregon-based Freshwaters Illustrated spent last week in the waters of the Southern Appalachians taking photos and video of the underwater lives of the fish that reside there. Jeremy Monroe and David Herasimtschuk explored the underwater world of Abrams Creek, the Little River, the Conasauga River, and the Hiwassee River among others filming brook trout, mussels, hellbenders, chubs, and darters. Founded by Monroe in 2003, the purpose of Freshwaters Illustrated is to bring attention to the beauty and fragility of freshwater ecosystems through the U.S. through underwater still photography and video. They are currently working on a full-length film project focused on the rivers and conservation efforts in the Southeast.Get the full story, and some beautiful underwater photos, here.last_img read more

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Long Island Voters Decide Key Races On Election Day

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Voters in Nassau and Suffolk counties are hitting the polls to cast their ballots in local races across Long Island this Election Day, with unseasonably mild temperatures and sunny skies in the forecast for this first Tuesday in November.Voter turnout, which has reportedly been steady throughout the morning in scattered precincts, is expected to be pivotal in several key match-ups.The most-watched race on LI is for the Nassau County District Attorney post. At the top of the ticket on the other side of the county line is the Suffolk County Executive race. And scattered across the Island are county legislative seats, judicial and town-level contests—some of which could tip the balance of power.“With so much at stake in this election… we will do everything we can to make sure that every eligible person who wishes to vote—no matter what their party—gets that opportunity,” said Nassau Democratic Party Chair Jay Jacobs.Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, who is running as a Democrat to keep her job for the next for years, is up against Republican Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, who leads Singas by one percentage point, according to a recent Newsday/News 12/Siena College poll that has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.On eastern LI, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, a Democrat who is seeking re-election to his second term, is facing off against James O’Connor, a Republican former Town of North Hempstead councilman trying to unseat him—although he has an uphill battle, polls show.A key race in Bellone’s backyard is between Suffolk County Legis. Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst), the legislature’s GOP minority leader, and the Democratic challenger, Deputy Suffolk County Executive Tim Sini. A Republican winning the district in which the Democratic county exec lives proved an upset two years ago. But on top of seeking a second legislative term, McCaffrey is also up for re-election as president of Teamsters Local 707, the union that represents workers in various industries in the New York Metro area.Meanwhile, Suffolk Republicans hope to pick up at least one more seat in the 12-6 majority held by the Democrats and their third-party allies. That’s because under legislative rules, Democrats can currently vote to borrow funds without Republican support. But, if the GOP picks up at least one seat, the majority will have to negotiate with the minority to pass borrowing measures.That puts all eyes on the race to replace term-limited Legis. Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk). Bridget Fleming, a Democratic Southampton town councilwoman, is vying to keep that seat in the majority’s hands. She’s running against Amos Goodman, a financial consultant and political newcomer from Springs—also the first openly gay GOP candidate for county office on LI.Republicans also hope Steven Tricarico, deputy superintendent of highways for the Town of Brookhaven, can unseat two-term Legis. Sarah Anker (D-Mt. Sinai), where registered GOP voters outnumber Democrats. But if none of those seats change hands, some say the consolation prize for Republicans could come in a race where there’s no GOP candidate.First-term Legis. Monica Martinez (D-Brentwood), a Bellone ally who two years ago unseated wildcard lawmaker Rick Montano—a Democrat who didn’t caucus with his own party—conceded an elections lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of her nominating petitions, effectively handing her Democratic line to her primary opponent, Giovanni Mata, a Montano ally also from Brentwood. Martinez may be running on the third-party line, but she’s still got the backing of Suffolk County Democratic Chair Richard Schaffer, who accused Mata and Montano of working with Republicans—an assertion Suffolk Republican Chair John Jay LaValle has denied. Apparently the only way to know for sure will be if Mata wins.On the town level on the East End, Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter lost the local Republican party’s nomination and a GOP primary challenge to Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio. Walter, who’s now running on the Conservative Party line, hopes voters will re-elect him following a recent announcement that he helped lure an aerospace company to Enterprise Park at Calverton, aka EPCAL. Giglio maintains that it’s time for a new town leader.Back in Nassau, one legislative race without the advantage of an incumbent is in district six, where Legis. Francis X. Becker (R-Lynbrook) is retiring. The candidate running to keep the seat in the hands of the legislature’s Republican majority is C. William Gaylor, a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, attorney and former judge also from Lynbrook. His opponent is Democrat James Paymar of Rockville Centre, a former TV news anchor and ex-corporate spokesman-turned media consultant.Republicans hope to bolster their 12-7 majority—one seat shy of a supermajority that would Democratic support to pass borrowing. Their best bet may be the race in which freshman Legis. Ellen Birnbaum (D-Great Neck) seeks re-election and her GOP challenger, Lisa Benjamin, tries to capitalize on a controversy surrounding Birnbaum making insensitive remarks that resulted in her temporarily being barred from her own caucus. Cassandra Lems, a Green Party candidate from Herricks, is also running in that race.Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. 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CNTB released four new videos as part of the #CroatiaLongDistanceLove communication concept

first_imgAnd the same content would be good for all tourists to share through their channels, because that way the campaign as well as the message spreads, which enhances the positioning as well as the chances of creating motives for the trip. Communication is always, let alone now in this crisis situation, crucial. But I must also ask the question: Is a mosaic video campaign enough? Promotional activities in the next period will take place in the four mentioned segments, and the first one was published on social networks. video on the topic of Croatian natural beauties.  The whole campaign #CroatiaLongDistanceLove it is based on mosaic video frames, which again have no or no narrative and story. Ok, we are beautiful and beautiful, like many other destinations, but that is not enough in today’s 21st century, let alone now, when we talk about the promotion of tourist destinations. If we all share content – the message and campaign is stronger and more effective The video was shared by numerous county and local tourist boards, agencies and hotel houses, as well as private renters, and well-known Croatian athletes, foreign bloggers and journalists and the European Travel Commission, who shared the video on its website, also took part in sharing the messages. The Croatian National Tourist Board has prepared four new videos for activities on social networks on the topic gastronomy, natural beauty, active tourism and culture through which he continues to implement the new communication concept #CroatiaLongDistanceLove.  More, much much more is expected from the CNTB as the main promotional platform. Especially in this crisis situation, where in addition to the promotion itself, it is necessary to further activate the “internal” communication with the entire tourism system. People are confused, waiting for information, they do not know how and in which direction to go, how to communicate, what to expect, both from the tourist boards and from all entrepreneurs in the tourist mosaic. The video launching the #CroatiaLongDistanceLove concept has so far been viewed by over 500 million users, according to the CNTB, and most views and comments have been made in nearby markets such as Germany, Italy, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Slovenia.  Publishing a video and inviting people to share photos is a long-outdated concept of promotion, (only in the case of only one segment of the broader concept) a concept that has no head and no tail, nor is it a complete story. Not to mention a campaign that stands out from the crowd, that is different from the long ones, that is unique, that requires real interaction and that attracts attention.last_img read more

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