Local leaders launch campaign to reduce underage drinking

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Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Top Searches Top Searches CourtTreaIndians HomeNewsLocal leaders launch campaign to reduce underage drinking Local leaders launch campaign to reduce underage drinkingApril 26, 2019Mark CarpenterNews0 PreviousUnchained Fitness: Focusing on healthy livingNextCommissioners hold April 8 meeting, third public hearing held on sales tax issue 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 Members of the 2019 class of Leadership Adams are working to prevent underage drinking in Adams County by launching the Parents Who Host, Lose the Most campaign. The campaign will focus on implementing conversational tips and awareness for parents and mentors of children at risk.Underage alcohol use is often perceived as a rite of passage but drinking alcohol can have lasting effects on the developing brain. Underage drinking also plays a significant role in increased sexual behavior, including unwanted, unintended and unprotected sexual activity, sex with multiple partners and teenage pregnancy. Youth who begin drinking before age 15 are five times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse alcohol later in life, than those who begin drinking at or after age 21. Additionally, heavy alcohol use by adolescents has long-term effects on brain development. These health and safety risks have real consequences that most parents try to protect their children from. Yet 31% of youth report obtaining alcohol from their parents while another 27% say they got it from other adults.According to the 2017 Adams County Community Health Assessment, 28.8% of 7th graders who were surveyed admitted to having at least one drink of alcohol in their lifetime and 56.8% of 10th graders who were surveyed admitted to having at least one drink of alcohol in their lifetime. Many studies have found that alcohol is a gateway to other drugs.The group of leaders who include the Adams County Public Libraries Executive Director Nicolas Stone, North Adams High School Principal Linda Naylor, First State Bank Controller Becky Sanders, Manchester Local School District Superintendent Brian Rau, and Adams County Court Administrator Gregory Stauffer, are partnering with the Drug Free Action Alliance to encourage parents, educators, businesses, community organizations and others to learn more about the health and safety risks along with the potential legal ramifications of allowing underage drinking to occur.Through this initiative, the members are calling on the community to help address the various factors that contribute to underage drinking, including community norms, access and availability, media messages, policy and enforcement.With the help of social media and yard signs, members of the group are sharing tips and messages for those tough conversations.Resources can be found at the Adams County Public Libraries Facebook page.“We want to thank John Woods Insurance, also known as the Insurance Exchange, Link Insurance Service, Richmond Insurance Agency, Leadership Adams, and First State Bank for helping support the campaign efforts,” said North Adam High School Principal Linda Naylor.last_img read more

Checkout time: Hilton family lists Holmby Hills estate for $75M

first_imgBarron and Rick Hilton with the Holmby Hills estate (Photos via Wikipedia Commons/Toglenn and Hilton Hyland)The Hilton family is looking to part with a Holmby Hills estate that has been in the family for 60 years.Rick Hilton listed the 15,000-square-foot property for $75 million, according to Forbes. Co-founder of Hilton & Hyland, he is also the son of the late W. Barron Hilton.When he was 12, Rick Hilton and his family moved into the 2.5-acre Brooklawn Estate, according to the report. His father — son of and eventual successor to Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton — bought the home in 1961 and lived there until his death last year.“It’s emotional, no doubt,” Hilton said. “But we have so many fond memories and it’s time to move on.”Not surprisingly, Hilton & Hyland has the listing, with Rick Hilton and his son Barron N. Hilton as listing agents. The younger Hilton joined his father’s brokerage two years ago.The Hilton family was the second owner of the estate. The original owner was Jacob Paley, who commissioned architect Paul R. Williams to design the house in the 1930s. Work was completed in 1935 at a cost of $100,000, or roughly $1.8 million today.The 12-bedroom mansion includes several large entertaining rooms as well as a wood-paneled study with a desk handed down through family members by Conrad Hilton.The backyard is centered around a manicured lawn and lined with hedges and garden features. There’s also a tennis court and a pool house. The large pool has ornate flooring made of thousands of hand-painted tiles with a mosaic depicting the 12 astrological signs, designed by Williams. [Forbes] — Dennis Lynch This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Cutting carbon – the cost

first_img“If Europe is serious about meeting the 2012 target,” says a Citibank analysis, “it has to encourage small cars, and discourage large ones.” It adds that this means expected growth in the SUV, sports cars and luxury car sectors will have to be “choked off”.The differing effects of legislation on different manufacturers will make it hard to find one common approach to reducing emissions.“The motor industry’s common position has broken down,” concludes the bank. “It’s likely to get ugly.”From Fiat to Volvo – how the car brands compare on C02Car brand (average CO2 emissions in 2005 (grams per kilometre)Fiat 139 European car industry organisation ACEA accused the Commission of hiding the true price of binding targets by leaving ECCP estimates out of its published assessment.But T&E, an environmental pressure group specialising in transport issues, says that the assessments were both based on outdated assumptions.The Commission says it is now working on a definitive impact assessment to accompany a proposal for legislation, not expected before the end of this year.EU industry analysts are also doing their best to work out what CO2 emission caps would mean for carmakers. An analysis by US bank Citibank says future legislation would give manufacturers producing small cars an advantage over those focusing on larger models. Fiat, Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroën in particular could see their profits rise, while BMW and DaimlerChrysler would start to lose money, at least in the short-term.Citibank singles out the Porsche Cayenne sports utility vehicle (SUV) as a model for which a CO2 cap in Europe would be “disastrous”. Opel/Vauxhall 156 Volkswagen 159 Toyota 163 Suzuki 165 Honda 166 Hyundai 170 Volvo 195 Source: T&E Germany has led countries arguing that binding targets would be too expensive for the European automotive industry, forcing investments and jobs out of the EU.A Commission impact assessment published this month said that hitting the 120g/km target could cost Europe up to €23 billion. An earlier draft impact assessment produced by the Commission’s European Climate Change Programme (ECCP) said the costs could run up to €60bn. Kia 170 Nissan 172 Audi 177 Mazda 177 Mercedes-Benz 185 BMW 192 Citroen 144 Renault 149 Seat 150 Ford 151 Peugeot 151 Skoda 152last_img read more

Movers & Shakers

first_imgEnrico Credendino of Italy has been appointed force commander of the EU’s anti-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia and will take over from the current commander, Jean-Baptiste Dupuis of France, on 6 August. Frances Kennah has been appointed as the UK representative at Eurojust, the EU’s judicial co-operation body. Kennah, a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a former prosecutor, replaces Aled Williams, who has retired. Steven Blockmans been appointed senior research fellow and head of the EU foreign policy unit at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels. Blockmans, a visiting professor at the University of Leuven, replaces Michael Emerson, who headed the unit for 12 years. David Caro has been elected president of the European Small Business Alliance (ESBA), replacing Tina Sommer. Caro runs the Birmingham-based Qualplast Ltd, a supplier of flock finishes to the automotive industry. Serge Bernasconi has been appointed chief executive of the European Medical Technology Industry Association (Eucomed) and the European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association (EDMA). He succeeded Luciano Cattani at Eucomed and Volker Oeding at EDMA on 16 July, after the two associations decided to intensify their co-operation. Bernasconi is currently president of Medtronic France. Send details of Movers & Shakers to [email protected]last_img read more

Promotion Ceremony Held for 35 FDNY EMS Officers

first_img“My dad was an FDNY Firefighter at Ladder 123. I was four years old when he died in the line of duty,” said Lt. Toomey. “My mom used to tell me how much he loved his job and this Department. I have two daughters, Lorelai and Emilia. Emilia is just a week old, and I hope to instill a work ethic in them the same way my father did to me.” “Being able to help people is really what drew me to this work. I love medicine and after learning more through my coworkers I found out what a difference we can make in people’s lives,” said Lt. Kwok. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to give a strong voice to all the people I work with every day.” At the ceremony, 35 Paramedics were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Their experiences include preparing emergency response to major events, managing mass casualty incidents across the five boroughs, and ensuring the safety of millions of New Yorkers. “The FDNY Emergency Medical Service is incredibly important for our city and the people we serve,” said Chief Bonsignore. “Having already been committed to saving lives, caring for others, and providing outstanding medical care, the leadership and guidance you will now provide is the reason we’re not only the busiest — but the absolute best. “In 2019, FDNY EMS responded to more than 1.5 million medical emergencies — the most the FDNY has ever responded to in a single year,” said Commissioner Nigro. “As new Lieutenants, these promoted members will play a critical leadership role at many of the incidents we face, ensuring the safety of our patients and EMS personnel.” The promoted members will be assigned to stations across the five boroughs. This promotion ceremony was particularly special for Lt. Michael Toomey, son of Firefighter John Toomey, who made the supreme sacrifice at a fire in 1987. Lt. Toomey contributes his passion and love of the department to his father.center_img Lt. Josephine Kwok emphasized the importance of being an officer. NEW YORK — FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over the promotion ceremony for 35 EMS Officers at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday. Chief of EMS Lillian Bonsignore praised the promotees for their dedication and commitment. FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro presided over a promotion ceremony for 35 FDNY EMS Lieutenants on Wednesday. (Photo/FDNY) Photo/FDNYlast_img read more

Headsweats gives women the heads-up with new female collection

first_img Related In response to increased female participation in running races, triathlons and other fitness based activities, Headsweats, the specialist maker of technical headwear for athletes, is debuting a women’s collection in autumn/fall 2014.According to Headsweats, this new collection will give women more wearable options for racing and training. Utilizing the same technical, quick-drying fabrics and sweatband unique to Headsweats, the new female-specific collection will be available with a women’s-specific fit and will incorporate bright colours such as purple, limeade and coral, in contrast stitching and fabrics.Other women-specific features, such as a ponytail hole in the back of the Reversible Knit Beanie and Thermal Skully, aim to make these products more comfortable for women while training and racing. The collection will be available in a Tempo Visor with Reflective Piping, Thermal Topless, Reversible Topless, Thermal Skully and Reversible Knit Beanie.A feminine influenced scroll pattern will be embroidered on the Tempo Visor bill, Reversible Topless and Reversible Knit Beanie. Every piece in the collection will also include a new women’s specific ‘Running Girl’ logo on the side. Headsweats also notes that all colours in the line will merchandise well with stock women’s colours in the Race Hat and Supervisor for greater flexibility at retail locations.“We have seen a demand for more women’s specific headwear from our customers and we created a collection to meet the needs of women for headwear that will help them train and compete year-round in multiple disciplines,” said Mike McQueeney, President of Headsweats.“We’ve changed the sizing and added women’s specific features to make our headwear even more comfortable, functional and fun for ladies.”Headsweats women’s collection can be viewed at Summer Outdoor Retailer (booth #38189) and Interbike (booth #14145) and will be available at Headsweats.com and retailers in October 2014.The Headsweats line includes ultra-light, wicking performance headwear that has built a following across the triathlon, cycling, running and endurance markets. A spirit of innovation and well-developed partnerships, along with a focus on customer service, has established Headsweats as a leading player for more than a decade.‘With a dedication and commitment to cutting-edge materials, innovative designs and the most comfortable, best fitting headwear in the industry, the Headsweats team is constantly looking towards the future of performance headwear.’www.headsweats.comlast_img read more

The Science of Finding the Perfect Christmas Gift

first_imgLiveScience: For all of recorded history, people have been giving presents for a myriad of reasons: to show affection, curry favor, or fulfill familial duty. And the custom goes beyond the human species. Even family cats are known to bequeath presents of dead mice or birds on their owners.There’s also regifting — recycling a gift you’ve received previously — which new research in the journal Psychological Science suggests may not be as offensive as once thought, at least to the gift giver. To improve acceptance of regifting, the researchers suggested voicing your feelings when recycling a present, even expressing to the receiver that it’s OK for them to do what they like with the gift (even if that means passing it along next year).Read the whole story: LiveScience More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Fatal MERS in Najran as study pans convalescent plasma

first_imgSaudi officials confirmed a new fatal MERS-CoV case today, while a study gives a less-than-stellar review of using convalescent plasma for treatment.After 6 days of no new cases, Saudi Arabia’s Arabia Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that a man from Najran has died from MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus). The case is not related to an outbreak in recent weeks at the King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh.According to the MOH, a 49-year-old Saudi man with confirmed MERS passed away yesterday. His source of infection is listed as “primary,” meaning not likely contracted from another person. He was not a healthcare worker.On Jul 6, the World Health Organization (WHO) hinted that the recent cases in Najran may be part of a cluster. The last MERS-CoV patient in Najran was a 28-year-old male healthcare who developed symptoms on Jun 24, according to the WHO.The new case brings Saudi Arabia’s MERS-CoV total to 1,439, 606 of them fatal, since 2012.Study casts doubt on use of plasmaIn other MERS news, a study today in Emerging Infectious Diseases explored the feasibility of using convalescent plasma from recovered MERS patients as passive immunotherapy and found the evidence to be lacking.The plasma, which contained MERS-CoV–specific antibodies, could theoretically prevent death or worsening symptoms in patients. Researchers conducted a feasibility trial by obtaining plasma from three sources: 96 patients with suspected or laboratory-confirmed MERS-CoV infection, 230 healthcare workers, and 17 household contacts exposed to the virus, for a total of 443 samples. Using ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay), the researchers found only 12 of the samples (2.7%) had adequately high antibody titers.”Our results indicate that it would be possible to obtain quantities of convalescent plasma large enough to use in therapeutic studies or in a large number of MERS-CoV patients,” the authors said. “However, large-scale screening would be required because of the limited availability of eligible potential donors with sufficient levels of antibody.”The authors suggest that their results could be explained by short-lasting antibody response to the virus, and they recommended further ELISA testing with serum samples obtained from recently diagnosed or very ill patients.See also:Jul 20 MOH reportJul 6 WHO statementJul 20 Emerg Infect Dis studylast_img read more

A trio for zero emissions: Lotus, Microcab and Delta Motorsport combine with latest hydrogen car

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Canadian charged in US airport attack investigated as terror

first_img FLINT, Mich. (AP) A Canadian man shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck Wednesday at a Michigan airport, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that’s now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal officials said.Amor Ftouhi, 49, of Quebec, was immediately taken into custody. A criminal complaint charging him with committing violence at an airport says Ftouhi asked an officer who subdued him why the officer didn’t kill him.The attack at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, is being investigated as an act of terrorism, but authorities have no indication at this time that the suspect was involved in a “wider plot,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge David Gelios.“At this time we view him as a lone-wolf attacker,” Gelios said. “We have no information to suggest any training.”The criminal complaint says Ftouhi stabbed airport police Lt. Jeff Neville with a large knife after yelling “Allahu akbar,” the Arabic phrase for “God is great.” According to the FBI, Ftouhi said something similar to “you have killed people in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and we are all going to die.”More charges against Ftouhi could be filed as prosecutors take the case to a grand jury seeking an indictment, Gelios said.Neville was in satisfactory condition after initially being in critical condition, airport police Chief Chris Miller said at a late afternoon news conference where the charge against Ftouhi was announced.The attack occurred just before 10 a.m., prompting officials to evacuate and shut down the airport and add security elsewhere in the Michigan city about 50 miles northwest of Detroit. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump was briefed on the stabbing.In Canada, police were searching a Montreal apartment. Montreal police spokesman Benoit Boiselle said officers with their department were assisting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the search on behalf of an FBI request. A number of police stood guard outside the apartment building in the east end of Montreal located on Bélair St. in St-Michel borough. Canadian TV footage showed police escorting at least one person from the building where Ftouhi is believed to have lived.Gelios said Ftouhi legally entered the U.S. at Champlain, New York, on June 16 and made his way to the Flint airport on Wednesday morning.Ftouhi spent some time in public, unsecured areas of the airport before going to a restroom where he dropped two bags before attacking the officer with a 12-inch knife that had an 8-inch serrated blade, Gelios said.Ftouhi never went through any security screening, Gelios said. He described Ftouhi as “cooperative” and talking to investigators.Witnesses described seeing the suspect being led away as Neville was bleeding, a knife on the ground.“The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck,” Ken Brown told The Flint Journal. “I said they need to get him a towel.”Cherie Carpenter, who was awaiting a flight to Texas to see her new grandchild, told Flint TV station WJRT she saw the attacker being led away in handcuffs. She described the man in custody as appearing “blank, just totally blank.”Miller, the airport chief, said Neville “fought him to the end,” managing to stop the stabbing and bring Ftouhi to the ground as Miller and other officers arrived to help.After the stabbing, officials stationed police officers at Flint City Hall a few miles away. Mayor Karen Weaver said in a release the situation was “under control” but that officials sought to take “extra precautions.”Genesee County Commissioner Mark Young, a friend of Neville’s who retired from the county sheriff’s office in 1997, said Neville left that department two years after him. He said Neville served in various capacities with the sheriff’s office including in the jail, on road patrol and as a court officer.Neville retired from the sheriff’s office as a lieutenant. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: June 21, 2017 6:56 PM EDT Updated: June 21, 2017 8:34 PM EDT SHARE Canadian charged in US airport attack investigated as terror last_img read more