Schoolboy suffers horrific double break below the knee – Injury update

first_imgMonday Jul 29, 2013 Schoolboy suffers horrific double break below the knee – Injury update South African schoolboy Martin Groenewald snapped his leg in two places during a match that was televised live across the nation at the weekend. It was horrific to see, but the good news is that the 18-year-old has since had surgery and is recovering well.Grey College (Bloemfontein) vs Grey High (Port Elizabeth) is one of the oldest fixtures on the South Africa schools calendar, dating way back to 1929 when the two sides first met.There were thousands on hand to watch the occasion at the weekend, but unfortunately post match it wasn’t the 50-28 Grey Bloem victory everyone was talking about, as Groenewald suffered arguably one of the worst leg injuries seen in rugby.Tackled by his opposite number, the lock landed heavily as his right leg buckled beneath him and the pressure of the two players caused a severe break in two places below the knee.Groenewald, who has reportedly signed a contract with the Blue Bulls, broke his tibia and fibula.It was clear for all to see, and apparently hear, as the referee stopped the match instantly and players from both sides turned away in shock after realising what had happened.Medics rushed the field and he was treated on the spot before being moved into an ambulance and rushed off to Bloemfontein Mediclinic for further treatment.The resultant surgery was a success and he was due to be released today, but will take up to four months to recover, and then will need to start a rehabilitation program. “I spoke to Martin’s father this morning and it seems the operation was a success,” said Grey High coach, and former Cheetahs lock, Rory Duncan. He added that assistant coach Tim Fraser had seen Martin after the operation. “Tim says he was in a certain amount of pain but it was slightly alleviated by the fact that he had 20 Collegiate girls next to his hospital bed.”If you’d like to send a message of support to Martin, you can leave a comment below or tweet himPLEASE NOTE: The leg break, and the few minutes that followed, can be seen below for those that are interested. The first fifteen seconds are not recommended for sensitive viewers. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Early voting begins Monday

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Early voting begins Monday Facebook Twitter Facebook WhatsApp By admin – May 13, 2018 Local NewsGovernment 2018 Election logo Early voting for the May joint primary election runoff begins Monday.The only local election is on the Republican ballot for Precinct 2 justice of the peace. Voters will have the option to vote for either Matthew Stringer or Missi Walden.On the Democratic ballot, the only runoff election is between Andrew White and Lupe Valdez for the Democratic candidate for governor.Early voting will last all week from Monday through Friday. Voting booths will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ector County Courthouse Annex, 1010 E. Eighth St.Four other voting locations will be open this week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:MCH Primary Care, 6030 W. University Blvd.Westlake Hardware Store, 4652 E. University Blvd.Odessa College Sports Center, 201 W. University Blvd.Family Health Center, 840 W. Clements St.Voters should bring with them their voter registration certificate and a photo ID, such as a driver’s license, with them when they go to cast their vote. Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleOUR VIEW: Highway, plaza feather in cap for OdessaNext articleJudges dealing with public defender shortage adminlast_img read more

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Increasing LPT for Mica homeowners ‘adds insult to injury’

first_img Increasing LPT for Mica homeowners ‘adds insult to injury’ Previous articleAnother solid weekend for Richard KerrNext articleStained glass windows smashed in suspected hate crime News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Pinterestcenter_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic There’s been further criticism over a decision by Donegal County Council to increase the Local Property Tax by 15%.Last week, Cllrs voted by a narrow margin to raise LPT by a maximum of 15% Donegal homeowners in 2020.However the move has been described as particularly wrong and unfair to the thousands of Donegal families affected by Mica.Donegal Senator Padraig MacLochlainn says this coupled with ongoing delays in rolling out a redress scheme is adding insult to injury:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/padthghjghjghmica.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp By News Highland – October 7, 2019 Facebooklast_img read more

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Call centres losing millions of working days to absence

first_imgCall centres losing millions of working days to absenceOn 1 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Callcentres are losing millions of working days a year because of staff absence,according to a study.Thesurvey by technology organisation Dimension Data, for call centre firmMerchants, found absenteeism is a problem for the contact centre industry,which accounts for almost 3 per cent of the UK’s workforce.ItsMerchants Global Contact Centre Benchmarking Report 2003 found that UKabsenteeism was running at 8 per cent, equating to 10 million lost working daysa year among the country’s 500,000 call centre employees.Thestudy of more than 200 call centres around the world also reported very highstaff turnover rates, at 19 per cent globally, but up to 25 per cent in Europeand the UK.Thepoor attrition rate and absenteeism may be partly dueº to not enough emphasisbeing placed on career development, staff retention and salaries, which had notchanged much since 1999, the report suggested. AdrianGarton, contact centre HR manager at Merchants, said absenteeism levels were aconcern. “Although contact centre management would appear to be compensatingfor any agent absenteeism, this can only be a short-term solution, as it onlytreats the symptoms and will ultimately lead to increased ‘burnout’ rates amongthe supervisor levels,” he argued. TheHealth and Safety Executive (HSE), meanwhile, has called for greater ‘communitysharing’ among call centres to improve their occupational health record.Communitysharing is where employers share information to identify existing problems,assess risks and share best practice. Such an approach could help to addressconcerns about OH support in call centres. PsychosocialRisk Factors in Call Centres: an evaluation of work design and well-beingargues psychosocial issues are a major contributory factor to poor mentalhealth among call centre employees.Workingas a call handler is more stressful than working in other jobs, although notall staff are affected equally, or by the same factors, it suggested. Workingin some call centre environments, such as telecommunications and IT businesssectors, affected well-being more directly, it added.www.ccbenchmarking.com Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Mayor Jay Gillian: All Invited to Enjoy Easter Events in O.C.

first_imgFive separate egg hunt areas will be set up for children of different ages during Ocean City’s Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4.The following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, April 3.Dear Friends:I hope you’ll find time to attend some or all of the many Easter activities and programs in Ocean City this weekend.The always fun Woof ‘ N Paws Pet Fashion Show will take place on Saturday at 11:00 am at the Sports and Civic Center at 6th Street off the boardwalk.The Great Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 2:30 pm between 11th Street and 14thStreet on the beach.  Children will participate in five age groups while looking for over 100,000 eggs.I know many of you have long family traditions of beginning Easter Sunday at the annual Easter Sunrise Service beginning at 6:30 am at the Music Pier.  This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Tony Campolo, author and Professor Emeritus of Eastern University.  This service is presented by the Ocean City Ministerium and benefits the Ecumenical Council’s Food Cupboard.Finally, the Easter Fashion Promenade begins at 1:00 pm in front of the Music Pier.  There will be prizes for best dressed participants and the Easter Bunny will distribute chocolate bunnies to children.Michele and I wish you all a very Happy Easter.  I hope you enjoy the holiday weekend with your family and friends.Warm Regards,Jay A. Gillian Mayor See more: Easter Events and Half-Price Ride Tickets in Ocean Citylast_img read more

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Starry Noises Off Revival Extends on Broadway

first_img Andrea Martin, Megan Hilty and a slew of sardines will be remaining on Broadway just a little bit longer. Noises Off is now scheduled to run through March 13; the limited engagement had previously been set to end on March 6. The revival officially opened on January 14 at the American Airlines Theatre.Helmed by Jeremy Herrin, Noises Off follows a director and his group of actors just hours before the opening night performance of the farce Nothing On. Lines are forgotten, love triangles are unraveling and sardines are flying everywhere. The comedy premiered on the Great White Way in 1983 and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. It was first revived on Broadway in 2001 with a cast that included Patti LuPone and a recent inhabitant of the American Airlines Theatre: Peter Gallagher.The cast also includes Rob McClure, Tim Allgood, Campbell Scott, Tracee Chimo, Daniel Davis, David Furr, Kate Jennings Grant and Jeremy Shamos. Star Files Andrea Martin View Comments Megan Hilty Noises Off Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 13, 2016 Daniel Davis, Kate Jennings Grant, Andrea Martin, Campbell Scott & Megan Hilty in ‘Noises Off'(Photo by Joan Marcus)last_img read more

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GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER 9.09 PERCENT RATE INCREASE APPROVED

first_img            Green Mountain Power rates rose less than three percent betweenJanuary 2001 and the present increase, reflecting the success of our operationalefforts and the price stability offered by Green Mountain Power’slong-term contracts with the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant and with Hydro Quebec.             “This rate increase is driven by rising wholesalepower and transmission costs,” said Green Mountain Power president andchief executive officer Christopher L. Dutton. “Fortunately, through our continuedefforts to become more effective, we’ve been able to hold our other costsflat overall.” GREENMOUNTAIN POWER9.09PERCENT RATE INCREASE APPROVED Rising energy costs are driving up rates for other utilitiesin Vermont, New Englandand across the country. In Vermont,rate hikes approved in the last year ranged from four percent to 23 percent. InNew England, rate hikes pending or approved inthe last year were as high as 52 percent.  CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The materials in this electronic mailtransmission (including all attachments) are private and confidential and arethe property of the sender. The information contained in the material may beprivileged and is intended only for the use of the named addressees above. Ifyou have received this email in error, please immediately notify the sender bytelephone (802) 655-8420 or send an email [email protected](link sends e-mail).  Thank you.             For more information, please call Dorothy Schnure, Manager,Corporate Communications, (802) 450-2213.             Green Mountain Power is the first electric utility in thestate to file a plan under this statute, which established a public policy goalof separating the financial success of a utility from increased electricitysales, thereby removing potential barriers to energy conservation. v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);}.shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) } -30-             “This new regulatory framework creates some immediatebenefits for our customers, in that this rate increase is slightly lower thanit would have been without the efficiency savings built into this plan. Webelieve that as we move forward, the streamlined cost recovery and efficiencyincentives built into the plan will help us control costs and serve ourcustomers even better,” said Mr. Dutton.             COLCHESTER, VT…Green Mountain Power(NYSE:GMP) received on Friday approval from the Vermont Public Service Board toincrease its rates by 9.09 percent for electricity used beginning January 1,2007. The Board also approved a plan to establish a new regulatory frameworkfor the Company, as encouraged last year by the Legislature. The Company andthe Vermont Department of Public Service earlier this year reached a settlementagreement on both the rate increase and the alternative regulation plan.             The new regulatory framework approved by the Vermont PublicService Board this week streamlines the regulatory process and createsincentives for the Company to become even more efficient. The Board retains allauthority to review Company costs and set rates, but it can do so on a moreregular basis. SharonA. LuciaParalegalGreen Mountain Power163 Acorn LaneColchester, VT  05446802-655-8425Fax #[email protected](link sends e-mail)             The average bill for a Green Mountain Power residentialcustomer using 500 kilowatthours a month will increase by $6.19 per month, from$68.03 to $74.22. NEWS                                                                          FORIMMEDIATE RELEASE#31-06                                                                                      December22, 2006last_img read more

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Clarity Through Suffering

first_imgPhoto cred: Ashley WoodringThis past weekend had an unexpected twist for me.  I was registered to compete for the seventh time in the annual Jerry’s Baddle race in Saluda, NC.  The plan was to do the Green River Narrows kayak portion of this biathlon and tag my buddy Ian to complete the brutal 26 mile bike leg of the race.Unfortunately for me, Ian had a hip injury a few days before the event, and I was out one partner and still registered for the event.  After a fruitless search for another partner, and considering all of the smack talk from my friends, it quickly became apparent that I needed to step up to the plate and race the whole thing solo.In case you’re not familiar with this race and this course, the first stretch of the bike portion is a brutal climb up and out of Green River Cove Road on a never-ending series of switchbacks that gain over 1000 feet of elevation in very little distance.  I am not a road biker by any means, so I was definitely dreading this portion of the day.My buddy Ben Blake let me use his towny Cannondale bike for the race, and I was ready to rip!  2.5 hours of suffering, here we come.The beautiful thing about Jerry’s Baddle is the community that surrounds it.  Check out the Festivals article in this month’s issue of the magazine for more, but this race centers around a fallen friend, and fighting against the disease that took him.  Time spent outside exerting yourself is such a great way to honor a friend’s memory.Before I knew it, I was on the course.  A couple of bobbles in the rapids below Gorilla, and a frantic portage around the right side of the unrunnable Nutcracker rapid, and I was back in the water with the major boating obstacles behind me.  I hit the transition area breathless, and clumsily got into my biking gear.I hit the road motivated and excited to try something new (it was my 2nd time on a road bike), but the spirit started to get crushed out of me as soon as I hit the switchbacks.  I consider myself to be in reasonable shape from my kayaking fitness regimen, but this was full-on and unbridled trial by fire on the bike.  I had to reach deep inside just to keep those pedal cranks spinning.  It is a humbling feeling when you reach the redline for your heart rate and breath, especially at the very beginning of a long track.As other racers passed me and I existed in my own little world of pain, I started to have some revelations.  First of all, I realized that I had traveled effortlessly up these switchbacks thousands of times in vehicles powered by internal combustion engines on the Green River shuttle.  If it took this much energy to power my body and bike up this hill, how much energy could it possibly take to transport a multi-thousand pound car?  There are a lot of things that we take for granted.My mind also shifted back to the reason for the race.  I clearly wasn’t in contention for the win out there, but just the ability to paddle that river and ride that course was a privilege that not everyone enjoys.  That day, we were all riding for those who suffer from ALS and cannot ride.  Many of these people would have given anything for the vivid exertion and present-moment existence that I was leading as I crept up the hill with my vision blurred.After a 30+ minute struggle with the initial hill, things stabilized.  I admittedly got a bit lost on the course, but at that point it was all about the journey and not so much about the destination.  I still tried to push myself as hard as I would have had I been in a fight for the win, but I had a blast bombing down the steep downhills at over 40 miles per hour, and encouraging the faster racers as they passed me on the uphills.After a grinding final stretch, I finished the race with a total time of 2:29.  I couldn’t have a logical conversation with anyone for maybe 20 minutes after finishing, but with a bit of graciously donated food and beer in my body, I started to feel a bit better.As more of a sprint athlete, I don’t often experience extended physical suffering for long periods of time like I did in Jerry’s Baddle.  In spite of the discomfort, being alone with your thoughts in a world of physical exertion and hurt can be very purifying and rewarding.  It’s nothing but you, your heartrate, your breath, and your thoughts.We’ll see if that theory holds true in this upcoming weekend’s Bearwallow Beast 5k.  I hope to see you out there!last_img read more

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Credit Union difference blindsides bankers

first_imgby: Jim NussleFrank Keating really fumbled his assessment of how credit unions work (After the NFL Decision, It’s Time for Credit Unions to Stop Abusing the Tax Code, Roll Call, May 8) – but it’s par for the course with the bankers. The fact of the matter is Congress provided credit unions a federal tax-exemption because of their not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative structure. This structure allows credit unions to have a real impact on the financial lives of consumers.The credit union tax status benefits all consumers – credit union members and nonmembers alike – to the tune of $10 billion a year nationally because credit unions are fulfilling their special mission to serve Americans.Credit unions take that mission seriously. That’s one of the reasons not-for-profit financial institutions approve 64 percent of mortgage applications from low and moderate income borrowers and that 49 percent of credit union branches are located in Community Development Financial Institution investment areas.Credit unions aren’t turning a profit to fatten the pockets of Wall Street banks – they’re returning earnings to their members in the form of better rates and lower fees. These local institutions provide more competition in the financial market, driving down the banking costs for consumers. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Is your certificate promotion doing what you want?

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As liquidity and cost of funds pressures continue to be a focus, credit unions are exploring possible funding options within the liquidity toolbox. Among them, certificate promotions which, in this rate environment, are becoming a more frequently used tool.On the surface, attracting liquidity through certificates seems straightforward. Offer a competitive rate, promote it, and the dollars typically come in with ease. However, before rolling out that next certificate promotion, there are several important items to consider to make it as effective as possible.For example, has the credit union run a what-if and do the right decision-makers understand the impact of the certificate promotion potentially cannibalizing existing low-cost deposits? This challenge has been addressed in previous blogs, specifically the one titled Hidden Cost of Addressing Liquidity Needs.last_img read more

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