Waste management

first_imgWaste (Human resource) management- a challenge for the next two decadesHuman resources become one of the very important capitals for any organisation which all of us know. While this may not be apparently seen from outside but this is one of the costliest capital too. There are various costs associated with it like acquisition cost retaining cost and the running cost added to which will be the dissimilarities in output and the associated attrition too.More often than not there will always be this bigger argument to say that retention is linked to the financial benefits which one get and the arguments around to say that people leave because of bosses. Reasons could be many; I am not going to dwell on that.I feel that there are going to be various challenges, which are going to emerge in the environment, as much all of us know about it. Life is full of uncertainty in the workspace and the work which is being currently done I’m not sure how much would be relevant in future across various organisations be it a Bank, large manufacturing unit or a hospital or for that matter trade too. With this level of uncertainty, which is going, to prevail the most critical and crucial would be how the organisations are going to manage waste. I am defining them as waste as once the particular role function gets obsolete that function with respect to that organisation is a waste function hence all human beings who are into that function are a waste.The easiest for any organisation is to shut those functions and ask people to leave, but most of the Indian organisations are benevolent and tend to adjust human beings to different functions, with or without analysis. Which is not a very good sign for any organisation. Hence it becomes important that how do we address this waste management over a period of time and the preparedness of the organisations to manage waste.How does an organisation prepare to manage waste is a big question which each organisation has to question maybe every two to three years as much as every employee in an organisation has to question himself how does he be relevant in the organisation. Organisations have to keep evaluating the impending changes in the environment and the resultant impact in the work of the organisation. For example, all credit functions over a period of time may move to Machines. In a Manufacturing unit all labour work moving towards Robots or robotic machine. Chemical analysis of the compounds produced to be done by machines. Doctors doing tests to analyse in a hospital Machine or machine-related applications taking it through. Accounting interface and the periodic customer interactions being done by machines. Predictive behaviours while recruiting getting run through machines. Preliminary interviews being conducted by machines in organisations. So there are various situations, which would emerge.While on one hand, the changes with respect to the work are happening, there are significant vocations which are emerging which were hither too considered not so lucrative, dance and art forms, health and hygiene are emerging as one of the entertaining vocations which are being pursued. Some of them may do it for recreation and some for health and some for being masters in the profession. In addition to that human care will take a lot more credence as the population tends to age and the families become nuclear. How do we address this? Managing welfare family trust etc becoming predominant which were not hitherto thought about.In the context of these changes organisations have to keep evaluating and differentiating wastes as disposable waste or recyclable waste. If it is a disposable waste organisation should keep pre-warning the persons appropriately so as to ensure that there is no mass social unrest.Organisations should also look at recyclable waste by giving appropriate training sending people to courses which are more relevant and upcoming, so that most of the people in the organisations can be put to recyclable waste than disposable waste, for example, sending people and equipping them to understand machine learning and analytics etc.Organisations could also think of recyclability not with respect to the organisation but equipping people to move towards the outside environment may not be relevant to that organisation as and when they foresee the impending changes, this will augur well to the organisation as they are making people prepared to take outside roles for having been loyal to the organisation.Organisations should also think of creating funds for disposable wastes so that their life is taken care of for certain periods of time. This could be set up as a Job insurance fund for a period of say 2/3 years once a person leaves the organisation to find him valuable in the environment.If the waste management is not thought through properly in a decade or so there could be mass unrest, which could creep in and destroy the economy as much as we are thinking about the waste management for environment protection.Hence it becomes critical in the economic environment how do we manage this waste.last_img read more

Cleaning up your backyard

first_imgIt has always been a matter of pride that my city Chandīgarhis known as CITY BEAUTIFUL. Ever since Covid-19 pandemic gained a foothold over us, I had been home confined for almost five months. Last week, on a very pleasant evening, I decided to venture out for a walk on not so trodden routes, just to make sure I observe social distancing. But the site of the city disheartened me to the core of my heart. I saw impressions of people who had been on these paths. There was litter everywhere. Uprooted sanitary fittings, kitchen waste, booze bottle, wrappers, pouring drain water, broken pots and plastic packets of hogwash, I dare not open and scout.  People who bring out their pets for daily walks leave the poop for others to step unaware and have a gentle skunkystreet Rolfing, and people around looking upon you with amused and terrified gestures.Why is it with us that we move around with a tunnel vision, where we want to keep just our homes clean and that too the part that hosts the visitors. Our living room should look like a palace, backyard is just dump yards.That’s why what happens outside the limits of my home, is not my concern. Keeping our city clean is not our job. If India is ranked low on cleanliness index, it doesn’t hurt me.Can we please broaden our vision and take the onus of maintaining and keeping clean the public spaces as we do for our home. The administration cannot do enough. We as responsible citizens should be forthcoming and take a pledge, I will not litter!! Let’s write it a hundred times in our mind, like the kindergarten pupil who is admonished by his teacher for all the flotsam in the classroom.I remember when we were in school, our SUPW teacher used to check our embroidered artwork by turning it around and assessing how we tucked away from the knots and threads. That’s exactly we all need to do. Now that the results of ‘Swachhbharat sarvekshan’ committee‘s report is out and Chandigarh stands at 30th position, the citizen’s contribution is the necessity. Strive to keep your backyard as clean as your drawing-room. City roads and gardens are not dumping ground. RWA can mobilize kids and people to do some community service and clean their society playgrounds and roads.Let’s opt for some practical measures rather than unfruitful debates. Competition brings out the best in us. Let the cleanest park or sector be rewarded. We need to keep some more dustbins. The adults should be educated for this mission. The MC can of course help by diligently picking up the garbage, at least.last_img read more

How spiritual awakening makes a person into a better human

first_imgWell, this question is always raised on spirituality that how it can transform a person into a better human being. The battle between logic vs. spirituality and science vs. awakening is still going on for many decades but the outcome is still not accepted by both sides. However, those who experience and gain something or everything from spirituality will always stand aside from it and those who never came across of it will always deny the results of spiritual awakening. In fact, they raise a question on its existence. Somehow they forget or may neglect the fact that it has a history of over 5000 years or more.Spirituality is the soul of Indian culture, which was developed to make everything in a better state for the entire mankind. But in the influence of western culture and development of our logical overview, we have completely neglected our ancestor’s sacraments. Anyways the time is changing and proving the importance of spirituality in our life.So the basic question is how spiritual awakening can transform a person into a better human being? And this can be elaborated in a very simple yet effective and proven manner. Awakening is nothing but self-realization. Realization is nothing but developing a vision to see the truth as it is. And the truth is nothing but the fact, which has a clear statement about a certain dimension. Thus awakening is the development of a state of mind, which can see the truth and can accept the fact without the involvement of judgment and clarification. Awakening gives a person a certain kind of vision through which he can clearly understand the situation, people and things along with the circle of life. It means an awakening ensure that a person no matter what the condition is, but he will be ready to accept and face the situation. Even in the worst condition or the most profound situation, a person will not be affected by the ego, greed, lust or jealousy. He will be ever conscious of what is happening and why it is happening. Therefore he never loses his temperament, his wise thought process, his calmness and his basic human element.Through awakening, a person comes out of the circle of past and future and start living in every present moment. He never regrets his past and he never gets worried for the future as he understands the fact that he cannot change what has happened and even cannot alter what is going to happen. So is that mean an awaken person becomes a dumb or do nothing? The answer is NO. It doesn’t mean he accepts means he becomes effortless, but he certainly ensures that the things which are out of his control are useless to think or act upon, so he breaks the circle and lives in a present moment. Because life is not in the past or future, it is residing in each present moment. And those who live in present tend to live more joyful than anyone else in the world.Awakening also gives immense calmness on excessive thoughts. As we have evolved a thoughtful minded being, our mind is also grown like a supercomputer. But this computer never gets on sleep mode until fully shut down. It has become unstoppable. Henceforth these excessive thoughts make us engaged all the time even in decision making, day to day living, loving, suffering and experiencing with all irrelevant fear, anxiety, depression, worry, daydreaming and negative thinking. Unnecessary thoughts are always harmful to us as those things which only exist in our mind, are precisely putting impact on our health and our life. In such life, a person leaves behind the basic fundamental of his life that is living without any fear or worry. And to live without any fear or worry, one needs to be surrender. He should be surrender to himself only, as he has hidden all the powers in the universe as long as he evolved them one by one with the help of spirituality.Spirituality is a gift to the whole of mankind. It’s a precious endowment. Spirituality is purely a human science, contributed to making a person, a better human being.last_img read more

AEP hosts Family Fun Day

first_imgHomeNewsAEP hosts Family Fun Day AEP hosts Family Fun DayAugust 31, 2018Peoples DefenderNews, Top Stories0 The dunking booth was a popular stopping spot for children and adults at the second annual AEP Family Fun Day. (Photo by Patricia Beech) PreviousWinchester hosts Homecoming FestivalNextWater company and local villages receive EPA dollars Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Annual event serves up fun, food, and fellowship to thank employees and their families – By Patricia Beech – American Electric Power (AEP) hosted its second annual Family Fun Day on Friday, Aug. 10 at the company’s Service Center in Seaman.Kids attending the event had the opportunity to strap on a safety harness and ride a bucket truck 65 feet into the air, or play electricity-themed games like the “Transformer Smash” and “Woodpecker on a Wire”.“We can’t do a ‘bring your kids to work day’ because our work is too dangerous,” said Michelle Ross, Manager of Distribution Systems for the AEP Chillicothe District which serves six Service Centers from Circleville to the Ohio River.“Family Fun Day gives AEP the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to the families of our line mechanics who spend so much time away from home working on outages and all the other issues we have to deal with to provide electricity to our customers.”Chandra Freeland says she and her three children look forward to the yearly event.“The kids really enjoy playing together, and I get to spend time with my husband’s co-workers and their families,” she said. ”It’s a very positive experience for our family.”Ross says the event helps create a feeling of community among the employees and their families.“We have a very young work force, and we don’t have a high turnover here,” she said. “Fun Day gives our families a chance to know each other better, and that’s very important because they’ll be spending the next 30 to 40 years together. They enjoy it, and based on the feedback I got last year, they’re all very appreciative to have the opportunity.”Chris Powell and his son Hunter enjoy a trip up in the bucket truck at the AEP Family Day. (Photo by Patricia Beech)The men and women who keep the power flowing to our hospitals, homes, stores, factories, and refineries rarely get much recognition from the public or the media, but without them, everything from traffic lights to personal computers go dark.Despite working one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the country, utility line workers serve our communities often without anyone noticing or looking up to say “thank you”.Line mechanics frequently have to repair damaged electrical lines while rain, wind, snow, and ice storms rage around them. They push themselves so that power is quickly restored, which can often lead to fatal mistakes.Even in good weather, at nose-bleed heights, they’re required to handle high-voltage lines that can send thousands of volts surging through their bodies.“Our employees give so much,” said Jeff Frasier, Distribution System Supervisor at the Seaman Service Center. “We’re in business to serve our customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so our employees are constantly getting calls to come in and restore power so that our customers have service. Family Fun Day is just one small way we can give back some of the time we take away from their families – especially those special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and Christmas – it lets the families know that we understand it’s a hardship for them, but our customers appreciate it, and we appreciate their sacrifice.”center_img Top Searches Top Searches Senior ProfileAdamsHouse Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGPrime Rib Roast Au Jus Perfect Every Time! 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Turned loose at Freedom: Travel ball getting back into swing

first_imgPreviousYankees president Levine calls for MLB talks to resumeNextCOVID-19 UPDATE: Basic Reproduction Number, Pop-Up Sites, Multi-System Youth Grant Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Top Searches Top Searches GaysJeffOctober 24, 2020 HomeSportsTurned loose at Freedom: Travel ball getting back into swing Turned loose at Freedom: Travel ball getting back into swingJune 16, 2020Mark CarpenterSports0 Ray Schaefer | For The Daily Independent Real impressive.That’s how Lloyd Lumberjacks 12-under travel baseball coach Matt Roy described what his team did last weekend.It was splendid for multitudinous reasons.The Lumberjacks captured the Freedom Invitational tournament on Sunday in West Union, Ohio. They hung a 15-0, three-inning mercy-rule win on the Tri-State Titans.It was superb because Lumberjacks pitcher Elijah Hankins, the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, tossed a no-hitter in the title game. Of the 36 pitches he threw, 32 were strikes.“It was nice to be back on the field again,” said Hankins, 12, of Ashland. “My fastball was really doing well, and my curveball was right in there, too. And my catcher (Ryan Seimetz) had an awesome game behind the plate; I couldn’t have done it without him.”It was sumptuous because the Lumberjacks averaged more than 10 runs a game over their four wins.“Doing that after being quarantined for three months, and not having any team workouts, and everybody’s doing their own thing on their own, that’s pretty impressive,” Roy said. “As a team we hit over .500 for the weekend; real impressive.”It was thrilling because the Lumberjacks, like the others, could only practice a couple times before the tournament.And maybe most of all, it was momentous because it was the first tournament for the Lumberjacks, Titans and Boyd County’s Kentucky Steelers since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down sports from Little League to high school to the Major Leagues.Being on the sad side of a 15-0, three-inning, mercy-rule wipeout is usually cause for consternation. Titans coach Tim Butler was happy to simply get dirty.Butler said there were 50 to 60 teams on the diamonds in the 8- to 13-under divisions. He said all 13 Titans – an amalgam of kids from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia – voted to play two weeks ago, apparently with their parents’ blessing.“We talked about the whole (coronavirus) situation,” Butler said. “Everybody knows (contracting COVID-19) is a possibility; they’re aware of everything that could happen.”Finding a place to practice was another challenge. Butler said one day a week his players went to ThunderDome Softball Center in Kenova, while Lumberjacks coach Matt Roy opted for giving parents workout plans.Travel teams typically start their seasons in March, and by June, pitchers can safely throw 80-90 pitches per start. Different scenario this year: Butler said pitch counts top off at 40-50.“Just trying to protect the arms and be safe,” Butler said.The Titans were 4-1 for the weekend, Butler’s son, Cayden, 13, and Tayveon Wilson had good weekends – Butler smacked two home runs, and Wilson added another.“We didn’t play the best this weekend,” Cayden Butler said. “But we played pretty good for our first tournament. I think we just came out nervous.”The Lumberjacks are scheduled to play in the Reds MVP tournament this weekend in Fairfield, Ohio, a Cincinnati suburb. Butler wants to take his team to a tournament over the Fourth of July weekend in Kingsport, Tennessee, but before that, the schedule is less certain.“It’s kind of a week-to-week thing,” Butler said.While it wasn’t known whether Roy would be doing loads of laundry, his team certainly had fun.“It’s always good to go home on the weekend with a trophy,” Roy said. “Honestly, with the circumstances that everyone’s been through, whether we won or lost, it was great just to be outside and getting dirt all over your ankles, and the kids getting dirt all over their uniforms – and them kinda having some normalcy in their life.” Powered By 10 Sec Parmesan Baked Pork Chops NextStay Parmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGMama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGHow to Melt and Soften ButterNOW PLAYINGHow to Core and Slice a PineappleNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGHomemade Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYINGHow to Remove a YolkNOW PLAYINGCroissant Breakfast Sandwich CasseroleNOW PLAYINGCheesy Baked AsparagusNOW PLAYINGCheesy Bacon Baked Brussels SproutsNOW PLAYINGHow to Skin Carrots, Potatoes and ApplesNOW PLAYINGHow to Poach an EggNOW PLAYINGHow to Shuck, Cook, and Cut CornNOW PLAYINGPineapple Cranberry Zucchini BreadNOW PLAYINGHow to Carve a Whole ChickenNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. 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Sylvia (Eileen) Hines

first_img Sylvia (Eileen) Hines, 83 of Peebles, Ohio Passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020, at her residence. She was born Jan. 22, 1937 in West Union, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry E. and Ethel A. Cooper; her husband William C. Hines; one son, Ronald A. Hines; nine sisters and brothers, Maurice, Robert, Christine, Eugene, Everett, Howard, Clara Ruth, Charles, and Mary Pearl.After graduating high school, Eileen moved to Cincinnati and went to college, met the love of her life and married on May 29, 1967, and had five children. She became widowed at the age of 35. She was always there for her kids in time and need. She worked for the IRS for five years and 20 plus years cleaning homes. She retired at the age of 72. Her last four years she battled dementia and several heath issues. She will be missed by many.Eileen is survived by her son, William C. Jr. (Debbie) Hines of Cincinnati; daughter Donna (Scotty) Scott of Cincinnati; daughter Elizabeth (Betty) Bryant of Peebles, Ohio; and son Jeffery L. Hines of Williamsburg; 13 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. She also leaves a sister, June (Bill) Copher of West Union; a brother, Bill (Maxine) Copper of West Union; some cousins, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. at the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home in West Union with Bill Cooper officiating. Burial will be held Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the Baltimore Pike Cemetery. Visitation will be held the day of the funeral from 3-5 p.m.Family and friends can sign Eileen’s online guestbook at www.meekerfuneralhomes.com. Sylvia (Eileen) HinesJune 29, 2020Mark CarpenterObituaries0 PreviousSports Trivia Answers: June 28NextAdams County Common Pleas Court Report Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Top Searches Top Searches PARK FOR OLIVMichaelYoung Powered By 10 Sec Parmesan Baked Pork Chops NextStay Parmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGMama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel TomatoesNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Melt and Soften ButterNOW PLAYINGHow to Core and Slice a PineappleNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. HomeObituariesSylvia (Eileen) Hines last_img read more

Lockdown living

first_imgPreviousSSU athletic camps suspended indefinitelyNextLove won’t allow it Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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. 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Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. By Melissa Martin-The world is reopening and I need to return to social norms and hygiene habits prior to COVID-19. Life after lockdown requires diligence to return to previous routines and schedules.First, I want to make a confession and come clean—soapy clean. Daily bathing during the shutdown didn’t happen until May when the weather warmed. No commute to the office allowed for less showering. My hubby and I stocked up on food and hunkered down with no visitors and no outings. Why on earth should a human shower every day if she’s not going anywhere to be exposed to the virus?Shaving took a dive during the quarantine—including the tiny hairs under my nose and above my top lip. And the rogue hair that lives on the edge of my chin. Back to the razor. Argh!“I’ve been so lonely!” my deodorant cried. Sorry armpits, but I didn’t need my antiperspirant during the pandemic isolation.Yoga pants, I love you, but wearing you to the office is taboo. We’ll still be together on the weekends. Slouchy clothes, don’t be jealous of formal attire. Back to wearing a bra in public places. My pajamas retired themselves because I put too many daytime miles on them.The days of wearing a ballcap to hide my gray hair is over. It’s been cut, colored, and styled by my hairdresser. Woo hoo! What a relief. And just who dubbed hair salons a non-essential business? Probably, a bald guy or Miley Cyrus.Yes, I became hooked on YouTube gardening videos. So much so—that I planted asparagus. By the way, it takes 3 years to harvest the first crop of this green vegetable. Who knew?Don’t judge me. I binge-watched all the episodes of the Schitt’s Creek series. I took a vacation from the news in June. And I slacked on cleaning the house.Bad habit. I allowed my 120 pound canine to lounge on the end of the couch. My rationale—it’s an old ratty sofa that needs replaced. But, the problem will be keeping her off a new couch. Ugh.I thought about baking a cake, but my spouse laughed so hard he almost wet his pants. It’s been boocoo years since I homemade a yummy treat. The feeling soon passed. My new cooking title is “Crockpot Queen.” Not to be confused with crackpot.I saved money by not wearing makeup during the lockdown. My perfume took a sabbatical as well. Looking good and smelling good is back in style as the world reopens. Body odor outside the home is a no-no.But, I reworked my flower beds, planted a pollinator paradise for butterflies, bees, and beneficial bugs, and repainted my watering cans and pots. And scooped the dog poo from the backyard. I planted extra tomato and green pepper plants in order to donate to local food pantries. The sunflower seeds will be harvested and stored to feed winter birds.I’m wondering, is this what retirement will look like for me? Hmmm.Melissa Martin, Ph.D., is an author, columnist, educator, and therapist. She lives in Southern Ohio. 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Senior Profile: Brooke Kennedy, Manchester High School

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New Wood Group facility opens in Sheffield, England

first_imgCoalGas David Baillie, Chief Executive of Wood Group Gas Turbine Services, said: “Investing in this new, larger premises is a significant development for Wood Group Rotary Electrical. The new facility gives the company expanded workshop space and capacity, enabling it to undertake contracts for all makes, models and sizes of electrical generators, and therefore increase the scope of service it offers to electrical generator users throughout the Eastern Hemisphere.” By chloecox – Linkedin Pauline Smith, Corporate Communications Executive, Wood Group Gas Turbine ServicesTel: +44 (0) 1224 797143, mobile: 07751 414210, e-mail: [email protected] Wood Group Gas Turbine Services is a leading world-wide independent provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, and other high-speed rotating equipment, including pumps and compressors. The company also repairs gas turbine accessories and components for industrial and aero customers. Key features of the new facility include a 60 tonne crane, which doubles the company’s generator rotor lifting capacity, a 10 tonne generator balancing machine and an 8m³ oven. Wood Group Rotary Electrical Company Ltd offers a broad range of maintenance support services, both on-site and workshop-based, for large electrical generators and motors to operators in the Eastern Hemisphere power generation, oil & gas and industrial markets. Services include engineering and coil manufacturing services, repairs and rewinds, stator and rotor inspections, and scheduled and unscheduled field outage support. The company is ISO 9001:2000 certified. Formerly called Rotary Electrical Company Ltd, the company is a well established generator service company and was acquired by Wood Group in October 2002. The company currently employs 50 staff.For further information contactCarolyn Smith, Corporate Communications Manager, Wood GroupTel: +44 (0) 1224 851099, e-mail: [email protected] Part of the Gas Turbine Services division of international energy services company, John Wood Group PLC (“Wood Group”), Wood Group Rotary Electrical provides generator service, repair and rewind, and coil manufacture services to electrical generator operators in the Eastern Hemisphere power generation, oil & gas and industrial markets. Facebook During the opening ceremony, Mr Blunkett also presented long-service awards to three members of Wood Group Rotary Electrical staff, who have completed 25 years of service with the company. 11.18.2003 New Wood Group facility opens in Sheffield, England RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Venture Global LNG adds Zachry to EPC team for Gulf export terminal construction center_img Facebook Twitter Nov. 18, 2003 — The Home Secretary David Blunkett MP visited Sheffield-based Wood Group Rotary Electrical Company Ltd on Friday 14th November 2003 to officially open the company’s new 35,000 sq ft electrical generator service facility. Or visit the website:www.woodgroup.com Linkedin Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables No posts to display Previous articleFERC to host open conference on certification of electric reliability organizationNext articleTen firms express interest in Slovak power utility SE chloecox David continued: “Wood Group’s generator service capability, together with our gas turbine, steam turbine, rotating equipment and controls expertise, makes us a world leading independent aftermarket provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the power and oil & gas industries.”-ends- Note to editorsWood Group is an international energy services company with more than $1.7bn sales, employing more than 12,000 people worldwide and operating in 34 countries. The Group has three Businesses: Engineering & Production Facilities, Well Support, and Gas Turbine Services providing a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas and steam turbine-generator overhaul and repair services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide. Twitter Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions TAGSISONE last_img read more

SDG&E to bring more wind power to San Diego

first_img No posts to display Twitter While a megawatt is enough to power 650 homes, wind energy output varies because it is an intermittent resource. 5.26.2006 By chloecox – Renewable project management firm Bradley acquired by Bureau Veritas 26 May 2006 — San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today announced that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved its request to purchase 205.5 MW of electricity from enXco, a wind energy firm. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin In late 2004, the CPUC approved SDG&E’s long-term renewable energy resource plan, which relies on a mix of resources to meet the growing energy needs of San Diego. That mix includes increased emphasis on energy efficiency, more renewable energy resources, and additional baseload generation plants and transmission capacity. TAGSSDEG center_img Facebook Facebook Twitter enXco will build a new wind facility in the Tehachapi area of Southern California and will produce energy scheduled to be delivered to SDG&E beginning in 2008. RenewablesWind Previous articleAlstom to upgrade Canadian hydro plantNext articleSteag vital signs strong chloecox “The approval of this contract moves SDG&E closer to its goal of fulfilling 20 percent of its customers’ energy needs from renewable resources by 2010,” said Terry Farrelly, vice president of electric and gas procurement for SDG&E. The contract will contribute approximately 3.5 percent toward meeting that goal. Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project Avista considering RNG on way to net-zero carbon goals SDG&E to bring more wind power to San Diegolast_img read more