Related posts:No related photos. Link found between stress at work and heart diseaseOn 1 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The risk of death from cardiovascular disease is doubled in stressedemployees, study findsResearchers have found a link between work-related stress and heart disease.Doctors in Finland have concluded that work stress needs to be tackled as away of improving employees’ health. The stresses and strains of the workplace and an imbalance in the amount ofeffort workers put in against their rewards were each associated with adoubling of the risk of cardiovascular death, the study published in theBritish Medical Journal reported. Stress was also a factor in other workplace problems, such as why people atetoo much, continued to smoke or did not take enough exercise. The researchers studied 812 healthy men and women who worked in factories inFinland over a period of 25 years. During that period, 73 died from heartdisease or stroke. After taking age and sex into account, those who faced highdemands or had little control over the way they worked were 2.2 times morelikely to die from cardiovascular disease. Workers in jobs with high demands, low salaries and a lack of socialapproval were 2.4 times more at risk. After five years, there was an increased risk of having higher bloodcholesterol levels, associated with high job strain. “High job strain and effort-reward imbalance seem to increase the riskof cardiovascular mortality. The evidence from industrial employees suggeststhat attention should be paid to the prevention of work stress,” concludedlead researcher Professor Mika Kiviaki. BMJ 2002;325:857 www.bmj.org.uk
Bess LopezBasilisa Lopez, age 87, long time Wellington resident, died Saturday, January 25, 2015 in Wichita, KS.Basilisa (Montenegro) Lopez was born on January 9, 1928 in Newton, KS to Hermenegildo Montenegro and Manuela (Ledesma) Montenegro.Basilisa married Frank Lopez on January 19, 1952 in Wellington at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.Â He preceded her in death in 2008.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; brother, John Montenegro; and sister, Mary Reyes. Â Survivors include her five children, Richard Lopez and his wife Elaine of Wichita, Michael Lopez and his wife Theresa of Wichita, Rose Robinson and her husband David of Wichita, Diane Lopez of Wichita, and Teresa Escalante and her husband Chris of Wichita; brothers, Jesse Montenegro and his wife Pam of Wellington, Frank Montenegro and his wife Lois of Clover, SC; and Angel Montenegro and his wife Margaret of Wichita; sisters, Carmen Ramirez and her husband Rudy of Houston, TX, Dolores Warrell and her husband Jerry of Wichita, KS, Cecilia Izaguirre and her husband Ephraim of Houston, TX, Esther McDermott and her husband Peter of Powhatan, VA, Helen Marshall of Wellington, brother-in-law, Henry Reyes of Wellington; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.Rosary will be held at St. Anthony – St. Rose Catholic Church in Wellington, KS on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7 p.m.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony – St. Rose Catholic Church on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10 a.m. Father Dwight Birket will officiate.Â Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 1 to 5 p.m.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net
iStock(DELRAY, Fla.) — A Florida man has been arrested after catching a peeping Tom outside of his window and beating him to death.Victor Vickery of Delray, Florida, faces a manslaughter charge in the death of 57-year-old Asaad Akar in the incident that occurred in July of last year, according to ABC’s Miami affiliate WPLG.Vickery was getting intimate with his girlfriend in a bedroom in her Fort Lauderdale home, according to the arrest report obtained by WPLG, when they heard a scratching noise coming from outside the window.Vickery went outside to go and inspect the source of the noise and allegedly found Akar standing partly naked by the window.A fight then broke out between Vickery and Akar while Vickery’s girlfriend called the police.Akar, who allegedly had a previous criminal record for prowling, was taken to the hospital after the altercation but died in the hospital from his injuries less than two hours later.Vickery told police that he has had to call the authorities to report a peeping Tom on the premises before.Vickery was arrested and charged with Akar’s death on Thursday and is now being held behind bars on a $100,000 bond while he awaits trial.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved
9 May 2016 Samantha leads 10 regional qualifiers to Grand Medal Final Surrey golfer Samantha Rowan has led 10 qualifiers into the England Golf Grand Medal Final to find the country’s champion woman medal player. Samantha, from Drift Golf Club, won the South Region final at Blackmoor Golf Club in Hampshire with a net score of 70, two-under par. The other qualifiers for the Grand Medal Final are: Mandy Hiscocks of Banstead Downs Golf Club, Surrey; Jacquie Cawley of Windlesham Golf Club, Surrey; Sally Brown of Ifield Golf & Country Club, Sussex; Kaylin Screene of Croham Hurst Golf Club, Surrey; Lynne Bray of Dummer Golf Club, Hampshire; Colleen Alton of Nevill Golf Club, Sussex; Susan Crossen of Bognor Regis Golf Club, Sussex; Heather Kitson of Cranleigh Golf & Country Club, Surrey; and Susan Eccles of Rye Golf Club, Sussex. The regional final was contested by players from across England Golf’s South region which covers Hampshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. The successful 10 players will meet qualifiers from five other regional finals at the Grand Medal Final at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire on Thursday, 13 August. The Grand Final will be a feature of Golf Week, staged by England Golf to create a national grand finale for a host of handicap and team championships. Click here for full scores
Vick competed against some great young chess players as part of the Eagles Chess day sponsored by ASAP/After School Activities Partnership and the Eagles Youth Partnership.“It’s really nice to play chess with the kids to see how much they’ve learned and how much they know,” Vick said. “Any time you have a chess game, you have fun doing it. You’re trying to outplay your opponent. You’re trying to take more pieces from them. These kids can play. They’re real good. I’m proud of them. It’s good to see how much they’ve learned.”The Eagles Chess Day is an invitation only event for 225 of the strongest and most dedicated young chess players (grades 2–12) from ASAP’s Philadelphia Youth Chess Challenge—a community of 3,000 students playing in 230 afterschool clubs in schools, libraries and community and recreation centers across the city. In addition to meeting and competing against Eagles like Vick, these outstanding students went head-to-head in four rounds of competition. After that, there was an awards ceremony in the Eagles locker room.Jowel Ammons, a student from PMA at Leeds, had a chance to play chess against Vick. Ammons is a big Eagles fan. He was excited to face the Eagles signal caller.“Playing chess against one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL was absolutely the best,” said Ammons, who will attend Penn State in the fall.“Michael Vick knows how to play chess. I was a little intimidated at first from the moves he was making. I said, ‘Wow, he knows how to play chess. I might be in for some trouble. But down the road, I got my confidence up. I gave it everything I got and won the game.”Since 2002, ASAP has worked to increase the number of after school enrichment programs for school-aged youth in an effort to improve academic achievement and decrease the incidences of youth violence, and to provide information on these programs to parents, caregivers and youth-workers.ASAP’s programs complement classroom-learning and are correlated with academic achievement.The Eagles Youth Partnership has been a key supporter of ASAP and the Chess Challenge since its inception. Established in 1995, EYP is the charitable wing of the Eagles, focusing on health and education initiatives for children throughout the Philadelphia Region.EYP and ASAP share in their missions to improve opportunities and enhance the quality of life for children and youth in Philadelphia. Sarah Martinez-Helfman, executive director of EYP, has been very impressed with Vick’s community involvement with the youth.“It’s great,” Martinez-Helfman said. “Ever since Michael got to the team, he’s been a great example. He’s been involved with the schools and the community. This is another example of that. He loves to play chess. This was a perfect match.”Vick continues to make good moves on and off the field.(Donald Hunt is a staff writer for the Philadelphia Tribune. He can be reached at [email protected]) by Donald HuntFor New Pittsburgh Courier PHILADELPHIA (NNPA)—Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, has played a lot of football games at Lincoln Financial Field. However, Vick made a special appearance at the Linc earlier this month not to play football, but to play chess against some of Philadelphia’s most talented chess players. MAKING A MOVE—Michael Vick is shown playing chess with area youngsters as part of the After School Activities Partnership and the Eagles Youth Partnership. (Philadelphia Tribune Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)
Temperatures are dropping slightly but the Olympia weekend weather forecast is still glorious. Thurston County residents have a wide variety of activities on the events calendar for this weekend. ThurstonTalk is your one-stop place for info about cool things happening around town. Our full events calendar can be found here.Here’s a sampling of some events happening this weekend in Olympia.27 Feet of Art and More! – The Washington Center for the Performing Arts fills its gallery with local artists. Art will be on exhibit through October 6th but kicks off on Friday.Waterfront Art Tour – A free waterfront art tour leaves from the Olympia Famers Market at 11:00 am on Saturday. The one-hour tour highlights public art around downtown Olympia.Ballet Northwest Holds Auditions for the Nutcracker – On Saturday afternoon, dancers will view for spots in the holiday tradition of Ballet Northwest’s Nutcracker.Mijas – Bringing Women Together To Create Delicious Mexican Food – On the third Saturday of each month, a group of women, connected through SafePlace Olympia, prepare an authentic Mexican meal. Reservations recommended. Dinner served at the Governor Hotel in downtown Olympia from 3:00 – 9:00 pm.Salmon Migration Continues Through Downtown Olympia – I stopped by the 5th Avenue bridge on Thursday and the salmon are still schooling below the dam. Swing by, take a peak, and learn about the migration process from the Pacific Ocean all the way to Tumwater Falls and the Deschutes River.ThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia. If you have a suggestion for a post, send us a note at [email protected] For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here. Facebook15Tweet0Pin0
Selects then dumped Coastal FC 2-0 Friday before drawing with 2-2 with Vernon United.Abbie Bounchier-Willans and Perkins scored for the Nelson against Coastal FC while Perkins and Aroha Tahini Senchel netted goals against the Okanagan side.The tie was enough to keep Nelson ahead of Vernon in pool standings and power the Kootenay squad into the medal round.”The keys to our success was us playing a possession game, keeping control with our passing and (of course) the play of Naomi (Perkins),” Willans explained, who co-coaches with Mike Gerun — both of Jackson’s Hole Masters League success.”This year we have a powerful combination of athletes with two years experience,” he added.Perkins finished the tournament with five goals to lead the Selects offence.Sutherland was in goal for all games.The bronze medal is a bit of sweet revenge for many of the U17 Selects athletes, who finished sixth overall last season at the tournament in North Vancouver.In 2013, many of those same players lost a bid for a medal after being knocked into the consolation round on a tie-breaker following round robin play.Nelson held a lead in the final round robin game with four minutes remaining before Prospect Lake scored to earn a 3-3 tie with the Selects.The point was enough to advance Prospect Lake into the bronze medal game after edging Nelson out on a tiebreaker. Dropping the opener at the BC Soccer Provincial B Girl’s Championship didn’t stop the Nelson U17 Selects.The Selects just got better as the tournament progressed, culminating with a 6-1 trouncing of the host Attack side Sunday in the U17 Girl’s bronze medal game in Chillwack.Striker Naomi Perkins, finishing the game with a hat-trick, scored twice in the first half to stake the Kootenay Reps to the early they outsiders would not relinquish.Jenna Wheeldon, converting a penalty kick from 30 meters away, Aroha Tahini Senchel and Camille Gabhart, netting a breakaway marker, also scored for the Selects, who dominated the Fraser Valley squad from the opening kickoff.”Naomi scored on a pass from Abby (Bouchier-Willans) in the first minute of the game to set the tone for us,” said Nelson co-coach Justin Willans.”We dominated for the first 30 minutes and had two beauty saves from (keeper Bronwyn Sutherland) to keep us ahead.”Nelson opened the tournament with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Aldergove Ambush. Aroha Tahini Senchel scored the lone goal for Nelson.