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June 19, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Photo by Jeswin Thomas Program aims to offer young adults access to college experiences, training opportunities, and paid InternshipsFrom the City of ApopkaThe City of Apopka, Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, and CareerSource Central Florida are teaming up once again to provide local students with unique opportunities.Apopka Youth Works introduces Apopka area high schoolers to the world of employment. Aimed at helping young adults train and achieve meaningful careers through talent solutions that ignite potential, CareerSource Central Florida’s (CSCF) Summer Youth Program is the perfect opportunity for students ages 15 to 19.“Each year, we look forward to hosting our Summer Youth Program, aimed at connecting young adults to valuable experiences ranging from paid internships and specialized training to college campus tours and hands-on projects – all while earning wages and incentives during the summer,” said Mimi Coenen, Chief Operating Officer, CareerSource Central Florida. “Together, with our education partners and local businesses, we provide young adults with meaningful opportunities to help them achieve a bright and prosperous future.”Photo by Jeswin ThomasThis year’s Summer Youth Program readiness tracks offers a hybrid of virtual and in-person activities designed for students and young professionals who are beginning their college and career journeys. Each program features exclusive access to complimentary resources and customized career support.ExploreCampus tours, classroom learning and hands-on projectsFor young adults ages 15-19Duration: 4-5 weeks The Accelerate Track offers students and aspiring young professionals the ability to gain industry experience and build a professional resume in four weeks. Through specialized training and exposure to certification programs in high-demand industries under the instruction of qualified professionals, students earn stipends for industry certifications and technical milestones. This year’s programs include coding, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, culinary, construction, robotics, and artificial intelligence.Whether a student is deciding which college to attend or which career path to pursue, this program will help. This summer, students will be able to explore the possibilities with professional internships, college campus tours, and career training. They can even earn wages or incentives while investing in themselves and their future.Visit CareerSource Central Florida Summer Youth Program to apply. Please use the referral code “AYW2021” if you’re an Apopka student. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Experience Track provides students with a paid internship of up to five weeks in high-demand fields while gaining hands-on experience. Students receive training and mentorship from seasoned professionals and learn about team building, financial literacy, work readiness, and more. The Anatomy of Fear You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSApopka Chamber of CommerceCareerCareerSource Central FloridaCity of ApopkaCollegeHigh SchoolReadinessstudentsSummer Programs Previous articleAdventHealth updates visitor policy amid decline in COVID-19 casesNext articleTrading Places: City and AdventHealth swapping Harmon Road properties Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! ExperiencePaid internship, working 30 hours per weekFor young adults ages 16-19Duration: Up to 6 weeks Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply AccelerateSpecialized training in various high-demand skillsFor young adults ages 16-19Duration: 4-5 weeks The Explore Track helps demystify college and enables prospective students to tour Valencia College and Orange Technical College while exploring career options in their field of interest. Students gain exposure to multiple career pathways in high-growth industries while participating in four weeks of classroom training and hands-on projects. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

June 17, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/642758/house-h-studiobase-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Taiwan (ROC) Houses Photographs:  Yuan, Wei-Ming Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Sto, YKK APBuilder:Summer Construction CompanyStructural Engineer:Tien-Shiang Engineering Consulting CompanyHVAC:Di-Ding Engineering Consulting CompanyLandscape:Song-Quan Landscape & Design CompanyCountry:Taiwan (ROC)More SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yuan, Wei-MingRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. House H is located on a corner of an urban residential area. The rectangular shape of the building lot is slightly slanted and irregular, due to the cut-off of the northeast corner. The requests from our clients are simple:1. Public and private zones must be clearly defined.2. The image of the original bungalow (now demolished) needs to be preserved.3. All interior spaces need excellent daylight and natural ventilation.Our scheme is to divide the plan into 3 parallel zones, the width are 7m, 4m, 5m respectively, from east to west. The 7m-wide zone holds up the public function such as living, dining and kitchen. And the form of this public building is a one storey pitch-roofed volume with a front porch, which resembles the original bungalow. The 5m-wide zone contains two floors of bedrooms and study. In between of these two volumes is a 4m-wide reflecting pool with a plumeria tree, which mediates the micro-climates and also disperses fragrance in the air.Save this picture!© Yuan, Wei-MingThe house is constructed of reinforced concrete frame system, we separate the frame and wall to create a semi-outdoor porch, which benefit the living room with good shading. The pitch-roof canopy turns the chunky volume into a pavilion in the woods. The walls are all painted white, so the daylight and shadow can give the east-and-west facing sculptural walls a dynamic expression. The roof is covered by standing-seam titanium zinc panels, which blends into the neighboring roofscapes.Save this picture!© Yuan, Wei-MingSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Yuan, Wei-MingProject gallerySee allShow lessCABANE de ZUCCa Daikanyama / Schemata ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe New Kununurra Courthouse / TAG Architects + iredale pedersen hook architectsSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Yuan, Wei-Ming+ 26 Share House H / Studiobase ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse H / Studiobase Architects Projects Taiwan (ROC) 2015 House H / Studiobase Architectscenter_img “COPY” Year:  “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs Architects: Studiobase Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/642758/house-h-studiobase-architects Clipboard Area:  367 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudiobase ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesTaiwan (ROC)Published on June 16, 2015Cite: “House H / Studiobase Architects” 16 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?H住宅 / Studiobase Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

June 16, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Happy eighth birthday to Nonprofit Online News  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 3 April 2005 | News Michael Gilbert’s excellent Nonprofit Online News this week celebrates its eighth anniversary of offering insightful and practical news and tips for nonprofit organisations.Michael, perhaps best known for his Gilbert Email Manifesto of April 2001, started Nonprofit Online News as a private link list for his colleagues. Every day it includes two or three paragraphs summarising a new resource, book or article that he has discovered, adding his own analysis together with a link to the resource.He then opened Nonprofit Online News to the public in the form of what has now been termed a weblog, before the word had been coined. “It’s probably tied for the oldest weblog still being published”, he suggests. Advertisement But it is much more than a weblog. Gilbert says “it’s a newsletter, a magazine, a community – but it will always be a weblog at heart.”Gilbert’s interests and expertise are wide-ranging, covering not just nonprofit technology but management, governance, policy, and knowledge management. He has also been vocal in his concern at the impact on the US nonprofit world of the Bush administration and its policies.last_img read more

June 14, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgHome Energy Big Jump in U.S. Weekly Ethanol Production Previous articleFarm Credit Mid-America Announces Board Election Results Next articleFarmers Fleeing HSUS Ag Advisory Councils Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Nov 3, 2016 Facebook Twitter Big Jump in U.S. Weekly Ethanol Production SHARE SHARE According to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.022 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 42.92 million gallons daily. That is a dramatic 31,000 b/d increase from the week before and the largest total in nine weeks. The four-week average for ethanol production stood at 993,000 b/d for an annualized rate of 15.22 billion gallons. Stocks of ethanol stood at 19.7 million barrels. That is a 0.9% decrease from last week.For the 10th straight week, imports of ethanol registered at zero b/d. Gasoline demand for the week averaged 385.7 million gallons (9.183 million barrels) daily. Refiner/blender input of ethanol averaged 922,000 b/d. It was the third week in a row (and the fourth time in the last six weeks) that the ethanol blend rate in gasoline was higher than 10.0%.Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production was 11.13%. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

June 2, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Facebook Total permits (2018 year to date): 454Total value (2018 year to date): $82,541,814.42 By admin – March 25, 2018 Pinterest Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp COMMERCIAL ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSVic Morsbach, 2445 E. 11th St., $154,000; Carrillo Home Improvements, 4101 E. 42nd St. Space H-13 & H, $4,000.Total: 2 permits, $158,000 RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSRobby Quilodran, 4800 Golder Lot 13 Ave., $2,300; Darryl Hammonds, 7307 Donatello St., $2,200; Jimmy Dodson Construction/Linda Coppedge, 3945 Maple Ave., $10,000; Joseph Hernandez, 1508 Alpine St., $1,500; Rigoberto Aguirre, 4025 Southbrook Ct., $2,452; West Texas Metal Buildings/Don Bothwell, 12 Brittany Lane, $40,850; Mary Hope Gonzales, 3859 Kenwood Drive, $1,500; Francisco Neri, 2809 Santa Rosa Ave., $1,250; Carrillo Home Improve-ments/Brandon Tate, 64 Laurel Valley Drive, $85,000; Burnett Homes, 3215 W. Murphy St. Building 7, $130,000; Burnett Homes, 3215 W. Murphy St. Building 8, $130,000; Fence Masters Doug Foote, 2005 E. 56th St., $3,100; Angel Rueda, 2701 Brazos Ave., $600; Robby Quilodran, 4800 Golder Lot 13 Ave., $2,300.Total: 14 permits, $413,052 Pinterest Total permits (2017): 1,759Total value (2017): $311,109,404.04 Twitter New City of Odessa logo NEW RESIDENTIALSDR Horton/Eric Weisbrod, 7019 Spur Ranch Road, $183,585; Betenbough, 1814 Bourbon St., $236,950; Permian Homes Inc., 2300 Boise Desert Ridge, $217,710; Permian Homes Inc., 34 Berkshire Circle, $173,970; Permian Homes Inc., 53 Berkshire Circle, $192,690; Betenbough, 1801 Bourbon St., $255,950; Betenbough, 1815 Canal St., $256,275; Betenbough, 1815 Cajun St., $247,700; Betenbough, 1801 Cajun St., $265,700; Betenbough, 1814 Canal St., $272,875; F. Francos Construction/Custom Wood Work, 3103 Seafin St., $450,000; Betenbough, 1800 Bourbon St., $248,950; Betenbough, 1815 Bourbon St., $263,600; Betenbough, 1801 Canal St., $264,250; Betenbough, 1800 Canal St., $260,950; DR Horton/Eric Weisbrod, 7004 Rocking L Ranch Road, $206,205; Permian Homes Inc., 50 Berkshire Circle, $200,970; DR Horton/Eric Weisbrod, 7006 Spur Ranch Road., $158,755; Permian Homes Inc., 1912 Boise Desert Ridge, $163,980.Total: 19 permits, $4,521,065 Total permits: 37Total value: $5,092,117 BUILDING PERMITS: Mar. 12 – Mar. 16, 2018 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp CHANGE OF USESmith Properties/Nathen Bieber, 2500 N. Dixie Blvd.; Soon Howton, 1007 E. Seventh St.Total: 2 permits Previous articleHART: Hillary slips after trashing American voters in IndiaNext articleRock Steady Boxing helps Parkinson’s patients fight back adminlast_img read more

May 27, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Previous articleEU to block latest Ryanair bid for Aer LingusNext article300 jobs lost as HMV Ireland to permanently close admin WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report By admin – February 12, 2013 Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Fianna Fáil has moved to distance itself from a controversial slur on travellers by a member of the party.Donegal County Councillor Seán McEniff had demanded the segregation of travellers from settled communities.It follows the burning of a house allocated to a traveller family in Ballyshannon yesterday.Local TD and Sinn Féin justice spokesperson Pádraig MacLochlainn told Highland Radio that Fianna Fáil needs to take action on this issue.”Last year a Fine Gael mayor made comments against the African community and was forced to resign. Here we have a situation where a County Councillor has repeated on a number of occasions his demands for an apartheid system … and nothing is being done about it by his party”, said Deputy MacLochlainn.’Comments do not represent party policy’Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesperson Niall Collins insisted the Councillor’s comments did not represent the policy of the party insisting he was speaking in a “personal capacity”.But Deputy MacLochlainn says that is “not good enough” and is demanding Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin take action.Deputy Niall Collins has demanded that Fianna Fáil take action. News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Fianna Fáil distances itself from slur on Travellers by Councillorlast_img read more

May 25, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Previous articleMood in Brussels suggests “no deal” – TaoiseachNext articleFormer County Chair Micheál Mac Giolla Easbuic passes away News Highland There have been a further 12 coronavirus related deaths in Northern Ireland, with 538 new cases confirmed this afternoon.It brings the total number of deaths to 1,111 in Northern Ireland.The total number of positive cases since the start of the pandemic is now more than 57,000. Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ By News Highland – December 11, 2020 12 more Covid related deaths confirmed in Northern Ireland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

May 9, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAptian to Pliocene time-series of X-ray fluorescence data from the Antarctic Peninsula are used to assess the degree of chemical weathering and maturity of sediments deposited prior, and subsequent to the establishment of glaciation in West Antarctica. A continuous palaeoclimatic signal is inferred from comparing the results with previously published palaeotemperature and palaeobotanical data. Aptian–Cenomanian (warm/cool), and Santonian–Early Paleocene (warm/cold) cycles were followed by the global Late Paleocene–Early Eocene climatic optimum. Subsequent steady decline in temperatures resulted in glacial conditions in the northern Antarctic Peninsula by Early Oligocene time. Under alternating Cenozoic frigid/cold climates and in sedimentary regimes dominated by physical weathering, geochemical signatures were primarily indicative of provenance. The development of Cretaceous arboreal vegetation in the northern Antarctic Peninsula can be correlated with the major climatic cycles.last_img read more

May 2, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSaving Seafood relies on the support of readers like you to provide the latest in fishing industry news, and to tell the world that American Seafood is Sustainable Seafood. If you enjoy our coverage and support our message, we ask that you become a contributing member today. Join Here January 27, 2021 — The following was released by the Responsible Offshore Development Alliance:The United States commercial fishing industry is united around the common goals of protecting our traditional fishing communities, maintaining domestic food security, and leading with evidence-based decision making during an era of rapidly changing ocean use. We are encouraged by the new Administration’s commitment to inclusivity and environmental science. We look forward to improving partnerships between lawmakers, policymakers, and fisheries experts to protect and promote this low-environmental impact protein source, which leads the world in sustainability through the rigorous fisheries management and conservation requirements of the Magnuson Stevens Act.It is imperative that our elected officials support and adopt policies to minimize and mitigate the effects of climate change; the strategies to do so must equally address the pressing issues of food production, ecosystem health, and preserving cultural heritage. As evidenced by his Agency nominations and recent Executive Order on “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” we are encouraged that the President is taking a measured approach. We applaud leadership and processes that underscore the value of science-based collaboration with members of small communities who are most impacted by natural resource management decisions.Offshore Renewable Energy Development The Administration has made clear its commitment to address climate change, which is a matter of critical importance to seafood harvesters adapting to the effects of ecosystem changes every day. The rapid advancement of large offshore wind energy facilities to meet climate goals places our nation at the dawn of a new era of ocean industrialization. While mitigating carbon emissions is urgent and necessary, so is protecting and prioritizing domestic sourcing of sustainable, affordable, and healthy protein. This necessitates evaluating the most efficient means of reducing atmospheric carbon while minimizing impacts to biodiversity and the economy.Fishing communities stand ready and willing to incorporate their unique expertise in the country’s transition to renewable energy but there must be meaningful ways for them to do so. Three key topics must be addressed to ensure responsible planning for the unprecedented demands that are anticipated to be placed on our oceans.1. Improving regional research efforts and scientific understanding of offshore infrastructure projectsDevelopment of the Outer Continental Shelf should only be done in a purposeful planned manner utilizing the best available science. Our scientific understanding of impacts from offshore wind energy development is improving, but there is far more unknown about how development will alter the physical, biological, economic and social dimensions of the marine environment.Evidence-based planning is necessary to understand and minimize impacts, and currently that does not exist for the proposed scale of development to proceed responsibly. For commercial fishermen, it is extremely worrisome to see the push for a new industry that jeopardizes a sustainable and historic one without rigorous scientific due diligence. Such diligence must apply to transparent information about the environmental and economic effects associated with the entire offshore renewable energy supply chain, from mining rare earth minerals for battery components to turbine production to maritime traffic to decommissioning.Currently, there is no balancing of priorities in offshore renewable energy permitting decisions. Promises to achieve production targets for offshore wind energy based solely on climate goals will significantly impact other public needs such as food production, tourism, and national security. Such targets, if adopted, must be accompanied by a comprehensive roadmap for evaluating tradeoffs and should not be pursued before the creation of balanced multi-use ocean plans. These must include funding for environmental research and compensatory mitigation for impacted sectors.2. Enhanced interstate coordination and a clear delineation of authorities within federal agenciesSome of the biggest challenges around offshore renewable energy development are due to a lack of consistency in the leasing and planning processes, nonexistent or inconsistent engagement opportunities, and poor integration between planning and permitting authorities.Regional issues associated with environmental and fisheries impacts require appropriate federal oversight. The current approach results in widespread duplication of efforts, inconsistency and inequity, misplaced interstate competition, and overall unpredictability. To help address the lack of coordination of regional research, RODA co-founded the Responsible Offshore Science Alliance with federal and state entities, offshore wind energy developers, and expert fisheries scientists to serve as a trusted regional coordinating entity. The Administration should reward the collaboration on this innovative public-private partnership and utilize it as a resource for improved coordination.Responsibilities for the various federal agencies involved is often unclear. A clarification of the roles for these entities is urgently needed and regulatory authority should be returned to agencies with most expertise in the relevant aspects of environmental review.We look forward to an incoming Commerce Secretary who can bring her expertise and knowledge of coordinating numerous federal, state and local agencies, as well as community members and regional partners together through her experience with the Block Island Wind Farm. As governor, Ms. Raimondo witnessed first hand the time and dedication required for effective collaboration and the complex links of offshore wind energy with the U.S. economy.3. Facilitation of industry to industry cooperationAs users who will inevitably share the ocean space, regulations, and potential workforce, it is paramount that industry to industry cooperation improves between offshore wind energy development and fishing. Currently this is very difficult to achieve and would benefit from regulatory incentives or direct federal involvement.RODA has worked to bring industries together through its Joint Industry Task Force and fishing industry leaders are committed to direct engagement when assured those efforts can bear fruit. Small collaborative projects and communication have added value to the process, but not enough resources have been committed to truly catalyze the industries working together in a meaningful way. Absent resources and in a regulatory atmosphere that strongly favors one party, progress is difficult. To be effective, support must be directed to fisheries-driven efforts, not just wind-organized ones. Similarly, some wind developers have expended far more effort than others to work with affected communities in good faith. Incentives to do so must be greatly expanded.“30×30”The Presidential Memorandum on scientific integrity must extend to implementation of science-based recommendations for conservation and environmental protection. We are encouraged by the Administration’s commitment to collect input from stakeholders in the “30×30” provisions included in the Executive Order on climate change, which implements a goal of conserving at least 30% of U.S. waters by 2030. We echo the concern expressed by fishing communities and scientists across the country that arbitrary closures, or targets for the total area of closures, based on political negotiations rather than science could have greater negative impacts to ocean conservation than no closures at all.For conservation measures to be beneficial, they must be carefully designed for specific outcomes such as enhancing ecosystem production, protecting sensitive habitat, or preserving fish spawning activity. The public and transparent fishery management council process is the appropriate way to ensure the best available science determines such design.  We must also be mindful that for a vast majority of Americans, the only access they have to the marine resources in U.S. oceans is a direct result of the U.S. fishing industry.  The Executive Order clearly states environmental and economic justice are important considerations in developing programs and policies. Reducing our abilities to provide U.S. seafood to disadvantaged communities would not further environmental and economic justice.Support for the Buy American InitiativeThe Biden Administration should champion the U.S. commercial fishing industry, which complies with a multitude of regulations to provide renewable protein to Americans across the country. U.S. fisheries are among the most sustainable around the world and constitute one of the lowest-carbon methods of food production. Too often we hear public misconceptions that wild harvest fisheries are on the verge of extinction or utilize destructive practices, but that is not true for U.S. based fisheries. Domestic fisheries are the most strictly regulated in the world and have rebounded extraordinarily from overfishing decades ago; failing to recognize their success only pushes consumers toward seafood from other markets with much looser environmental oversight. The coastal communities across the nation that support our fishing heritage must be protected and celebrated.In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and staggering unemployment rates, efforts to promote jobs should be maximized across all maritime sectors and ensure that any new coastal uses benefit the U.S. economy and Americans. RODA calls on the Biden administration to work with fishing companies and crews, offshore wind supply chains, unions, and workforce development programs to create robust mechanisms that create and maintain jobs across all maritime trades.Complementary to this, offshore wind energy development should be the poster industry for the President’s “Buy American” initiative. Current infrastructure in the U.S. does not support the manufacturing or installation of offshore wind turbine components and thus energy development companies are poised to purchase from foreign countries. For example, GE Renewable Energy, a main supplier of wind turbines and turbine parts, recently opened a new offshore wind and development center in China. The Administration should support American labor by requiring turbines, monopiles and blades be manufactured here in the U.S., ensuring that they meet our world-class environmental standards.As small business owners reliant upon a healthy U.S. environment, our members look forward to working with the President’s appointments for the Secretaries of Commerce, Interior, and Labor. Their experience working with small communities, including coastal and fishing communities, will prove vital as we tackle some of the biggest issues facing our nation. We also look forward to working with the entire Administration on protecting and promoting sustainable U.S. seafood. RODA is committed to helping our members stay on the water and will continue to advocate for protecting the important heritage of the fishing industry and coastal communities across the country. Sign up for our Daily News Updates from Saving Seafood.last_img read more

April 21, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is continuing to reduce accident numbers in food manufacturing, but must focus on occupational ill health within the bakery sector.Partnering with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and trade union groups, the FDF has launched the third edition of its Common Strategy, a five-year programme focusing on reducing occupational ill health levels and improving workplace wellbeing. It comes as overall injury rates in food and drink manufacturing, which is categorised as over three-day absence and major injuries combined, has reduced from 2,805 injuries/100,000 workers in 1990 to 1,404 in 2010, a reduction of 50%. However, cases of occupationally induced asthma remained above average, mainly due to exposure in small or medium-sized bakeries and other premises handling flour and associated ingredients. According to the HSE, flour dust and enzymes containing additives, such as amylase, are the second most common cause of occupational asthma, which can also cause dermatitis, and can affect workers in bakeries, flour mills and kitchens.Emily Humphreys, head of policy and public affairs at Asthma UK, said: ‘We know that occupational asthma is the most frequently reported work-related respiratory disease in the UK, so we’re glad to see a long-term strategy being introduced to address this. Over 12.7 million working days are lost to asthma each year and we estimate the annual cost of asthma to society is £2.3bn. “Asthma UK’s Workplace Charter sets out 10 recommendations to reduce the impact of asthma in the workplace, and provides information on asthma triggers and symptoms, instructions on what to do if someone is having an attack, and guidelines for employers on making the work environment an asthma-friendly zone.”Richard Morgan, head of HSE’s food and drink manufacture section, said: “While larger bakeries have largely managed to control flour and ingredient dust there are still health problems associated with exposure to dust at many small and medium sized bakeries. Fortunately there is plenty of user-friendly guidance freely available for these bakeries and I would encourage businesses to look at this and take any action necessary to protect their workers.”Future aims highlighted in the report were to reduce reportable and major injury rates, decrease fatal injuries to zero each year, further reduce occupational ill health, particularly upper limb disorders and back injuries, which comprise almost 60% of the ill health, and continue to promote, develop and implement management issues.Achievements of these aims, set out in the Common Strategy, will be monitored until at least 2020, with a review every five years.last_img read more