RADUMSKI, LEON

first_img92, a lifelong resident of Bayonne, passed away on June 10. He served his country as a Sergeant in the United States Army during WWII in the medical corps in Germany. He was a member of the American Legion F. A. Mackenzie Post #165. Leo was a chemical operator for Orbis Products of Newark for many years. He was predeceased by his son Leonard Radumski and his siblings; John, Frank, Alexander, Sally Lair, Rose Horbacz, Stella Delecky, Helen Mayo and Florence Luzarski. He is survived by his wife Stella (nee: Kawalko) Radumski and his children Edward Radumski, Barbara Gricko and her late husband James and Thomas Radumski and his wife Kim. Also survived by 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, 4601 Forbes Blvd., Lanham MD, 20706 or at dvnf.org. Funeral arrangements by S. FRYCZYNSKI & SON Funeral Home, 32-34 E. 22nd St.last_img read more

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News story: Father and son dramaticaslly rescued from cliff

first_imgThe father and son had been walking on the beach when the tide started coming in quickly. They tried to climb the 50ft cliff but got stuck about 35ft up and called for help whilst 10ft waves were breaking beneath them.Hornsea and Bridlington coastguard rescue teams and Hornsea inshore rescue were called to assist, and although they managed to stabilise the casualties on the cliff, they were unable to carry out the full rescue due to the dangerous environment.The Humberside coastguard helicopter was called in and winched the pair to the top of the cliff where they were met by the Yorkshire ambulance service.A coastguard spokesperson said: ‘This father did absolutely the right thing to call the coastguard when he got into difficulty.‘We would urge people to please remember the tides – it’s so easy to get caught out by quickly moving tide. You can now download apps for your phones that can help keep you safe.’Safety adviceWalkers should consider whether they could become cut off by the incoming tide and should not attempt to climb cliffs as shortcut back to the top.Always check the weather and tidal conditions before you set out so that you can prepare accordingly.Find local coastal weather and local tide times at: tide tablesDon’t take risks, but if you do get into trouble or see someone else in difficulty call 999 and ask for the coastguard.rescue footagelast_img read more

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Rise in national minimum wage

first_imgThe national minimum wage will increase by 3% in October this year, the government has announced.Speaking yesterday (12 March), Vince Cable, business secretary, said the minimum wage for those over 21 would rise by 19p from £6.31 to £6.50. The rate for 18- to 20-year-olds will increase 2% from £5.03 to £5.13 per hour.A 2% rise has also been announced for 16- to 17-year-olds and apprentices, from £3.72 to £3.79 per hour and £2.68 to £2.73 per hour, respectively.The government accepted all of the rate recommendations made by the Low Pay Commission (LPC)Cable said: “The recommendations I have accepted today mean that low-paid workers will enjoy the biggest cash increase in their take-home pay since 2008. This will benefit over one million workers on national minimum wage and marks the start of a welcome new phase in minimum wage policy.”David Norgrove, chair of the LPC, said: “We believe that the economic recovery should allow an increase in the real value of the minimum wage. Our recommendation that the adult minimum wage should increase by 3% to £6.50 an hour is likely to increase its real value for the first time for at least five years. At the same time, it takes account of the pressure the minimum wage places on businesses, particularly in the low-paying sectors and small firms.”He added that, provided the economy continues to improve, the LPC expects to recommend further progressive real increases in the minimum wage.The national minimum wage, however, is still lower than the living wage. In London it is £8.80 an hour, while in the rest of the country, it is £7.65.last_img read more

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Five habits that make for a fit family

first_imgChildren and adolescents whose mothers follow five healthy habits — eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, drinking alcohol in moderation, and not smoking — are 75 percent less likely to become obese than children of mothers who do not follow any such habits, according to a new study led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. When both mother and child adhered to these habits, the risk of obesity was 82 percent lower compared with mothers and children who did not.The study was published online today in BMJ.“Our study was the first to demonstrate that an overall healthy lifestyle really outweighs any individual healthy lifestyle factors followed by mothers when it comes to lowering the risk of obesity in their children,” said Qi Sun, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and senior author of the study.One in five children in the U.S aged 6 to 19 is obese, and so at risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other metabolic conditions later in life. While it is known that genetics play a role in obesity, the rapid increase of the disease in recent years is likely due to changes in lifestyle and diet, indicating that nurture more than nature is fueling the epidemic.For this study, researchers focused on the association between a mother’s lifestyle and the risk of obesity among her children and adolescents between 9 and 18 years of age. They examined data from 24,289 children enrolled in the Growing Up Today Study who were born to 16,945 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study II.The researchers found that 1,282 of the children, or 5.3 percent, developed obesity during a median five-year follow-up period. Maternal obesity, smoking, and physical inactivity were strongly associated with obesity among children and adolescents.While the greatest drop in obesity risk was seen when mothers and children followed healthy lifestyle habits, many of the healthy habits had a noticeable impact on the risk of childhood obesity when assessed individually. Children of women who maintained a healthy body weight (body mass index 18.5–24.9) had a 56 percent lower risk of obesity than children of women who did not, while children of mothers who did not smoke had a 31 percent lower risk of obesity than children of mothers who smoked.The risk of obesity was also lower among children of mothers who consumed low or moderate levels of alcohol than among children of mothers who abstained. Because so few mothers in the Nurses’ Health Study II were considered heavy drinkers, the researchers could not determine the association between heavy alcohol use and the risk of obesity in children.To the surprise of the researchers, mothers’ dietary patterns were not associated with obesity in their children, possibly because children’s diets are influenced by many factors, including school lunches and available food options in their neighborhoods.The findings of this study highlight the crucial role a mother’s lifestyle choices can have on her children’s health and bolster support for family- or parent-based intervention strategies for reducing childhood obesity risk.Other Harvard Chan School study authors included Klodian Dhana, Gang Liu, and Jorge E. Chavarro.Funding for this study came from grants UM1-CA176726, P30-DK046200, U54-CA155626, T32-DK007703-16, HD066963, HL096905, DK084001, OH009803, and MH087786 from the National Institutes of Health. Sun is supported by NIH grants ES021372, ES022981, and HL34594.last_img read more

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People’s United Bank sponsors Bowl for Kids’ Sake

first_imgPeople’s United Bank,Big Brother Big Sisters of Windham County recently received $3,000 from People’s United Bank to sponsor the 31st Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraising event.The event will be held on April 7th and teams will bowl and raise money to help provide a high quality mentoring program in Windham County for many wonderful kids who need and want a mentor. The money raised at Bowl For Kids Sake will go to support every aspect of the program: recruiting, screening, training and supporting mentors; learning about Littles so a good match is made with a great Big; supporting the Littles and their parents; providing fun activities for Bigs and Littles to attend, and other administrative expenses.There are so many wonderful kids who need and want a mentor. Mentors are ordinary people doing something very special for as little as one hour a week and making a big difference in the lives of local youth. Mentors do what they normally would but do it with their Little, such as cooking dinner, go to the movies or a quiet walk in the woods.Recent surveys of Windham County’s Little Brothers and Little Sisters demonstrate a 79% increase in their self-confidence; 74% increase in their ability to express their feelings; 67% increase in their decision-making ability; 66% increase in their academic performance and their use of school resources; and 61% improvement in their attitude towards school.‘It is only through the generous support of local businesses such as People’s United Bank, that Youth Services can provide the Big Brother Big Sisters program to kids who really benefit from having caring mentors in their lives,’ said David Brown, Interim Executive Director, Youth Services, Inc.‘We are proud of People’s United Bank’s history of sponsorship, that spans over a decade, making a positive difference in the lives of local youth,’ said Arne Hammarlund, Community Services Manager at People’s United Bank.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Windham County is a program of Youth Services, Inc. Since 1972, Youth Services’ programs have been helping area youth and families cope with tough issues. A staff of professionals assists area youth and families with problems ranging from the challenges associated with growing up to substance abuse or trouble with the law. The agency’s goals are to be responsive to the needs of the residents of Windham County and nearby New Hampshire and to be accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay for services.People’s United Bank is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with approximately $25 billion in assets. Peoples United Bank, founded in 1842, provides consumer, commercial and wealth management services through nearly 340 branches in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and in Westchester County and Long Island, New York. Through additional subsidiaries, People’s United provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services.Brattleboro, VermontPhoto:Arne Hammarlund, Community Services Manager at People’s United Bank presents a $3,000 check to David Brown, Interim Executive Director at Youth Services, Inc.last_img read more

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Starting Out

first_imgClick here to subscribe to the Pharr Out BlogYou dream it for years, you plan it for months, then abruptly the time comes to undertake your goal and suddenly you don’t know how to feel.I am currently in the car with my husband, Brew, driving to the base of Katahdin. We are going to spend the afternoon scouting out access roads in the 100 mile Wilderness and if we are able to confirm our meeting points today then I will start my 2,175 mile journey tomorrow, and at the latest Saturday.I don’t know that I am anxious as much as expectant. There is a little bit of fear in me, but I can talk it down and out fairly quickly. I know failure is an option, but when failure is an option it also means that success is attainable. And that’s what this is, a dream; the opportunity to reach beyond my known limits and do something that no one of my sex has done before. Bluntly, it opens up the possibility of a women’s trail record and a world record, however, that doesn’t feel very personal. The intimate issue is that after a long period of preparation, all it’s really about now is just finding out what I’m made of… what’s inside.There is nothing about this journey that does not feel natural, dare I say preordained. People talk about a “calling,” and whether or not I am called by destiny, the wilderness, or a sense of adventure; I know that above all I am called by a sense of belonging. As humans, we are all given an exclusive set of gifts and talents. I truly believe that I have a pain threshold, level of endurance, and love of the woods that makes me uniquely qualified to try to set a woman’s endurance record on the Appalachian Trail. It feels like my body and skills are best utilized in such an endeavor. When I am pushing my limits in nature there is a sense of home; granted, without the stereotypical comforts, but with a sense of meaning and purpose that calls up something innately rooted within my soul.One of the first men to set an Appalachain Trail Endurance Record was David Horton, and then in 2005 he went to the Pacific Crest Trail and set an endurance record on the west coast. This summer he attempted a third record on the Continental Divide Trail, but on the first day he fell victim to extreme heat and conditions and was forced to give-up the attempt due to life-threatening circumstances. I look up to David Horton a great deal, and hearing of his attempt was a sound reminded of how courageous he is, and how powerful and dangerous the elements can be.This summer, I am in no way planning of trying to fight or conquer the trail and it’s conditions. Instead, I want to live harmoniously within its boundaries in a way that I can freely flow down its path. I want to embrace its challenges and learn from every experience.I want to hike the trail, and I am so excited that the time has come and I am able to take my first steps. Even if those ‘first steps’ will result in a hopeful 44 miles on my first day.last_img read more

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Nonprofit Offering House to Long Island Veterans

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Military veterans who’ve received the Purple Heart are being offered a chance to win a house on Long Island, officials said.The Fairway Foundation, a Minnesota-based nonprofit, announced Tuesday that it purchased a home at 102 Coventry Ave. in Mastic that will be renovated and given to a wounded veteran from LI who was honorably discharged and served after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. A panel of veterans will decide the winner later this year based on those that demonstrate the greatest need.The initiative is part of the volunteer foundation’s Purple Heart campaign to help increase awareness of the obstacles our veterans face when returning to civilian life. With more than 100,000 veterans, LI has the highest population of veterans in New York State and one of the highest veteran populations in the nation.The foundation raised enough funds locally to purchase the three-bedroom ranch and plans to start renovations within the next few weeks. The Long Island Board of Realtors®, Inc. donated $5,000 to the Fairway Foundation under the group’s “We’re More Than Realtors®” campaign to support the foundations work with Veterans and their families. The renovation project will be led by the Interior Design Society’s Long Island Chapter.At the completion of this home being awarded, the Fairway Foundation intends to continue annual fundraising efforts in order to create a general fund that will allow for the continued assistance to other local veterans in need.For more information about the Fairway Foundation and to find out more about the Veteran Home Giveaway, email the [email protected] or call 631-881-5110.last_img read more

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An advisory council for college students, by college students

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » To serve the needs and wants of young members, credit unions — especially college- and university-affiliated ones — must constantly re-evaluate these members’ financial knowledge, awareness, and preferences. For Harvard University Employees Credit Union($780.9M, Cambridge, MA), it goes directly to the source for this information.The credit union serves the students, alumni, and faculty of Harvard University. For the past nine months, it has consulted with its newly formed Student Advisory Councilon matters of financial education programming, university engagement events, student banking services, and more. The insight of the council helps the credit union remain relevant in the eyes of Harvardians.Here, Migdalia Gomez, community engagement manager at HUECU, discusses what prompted the credit union to create the council, how the council operates, and what improvements the council has helped the credit union implement.last_img read more

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Flood waters inundate state-owned Jakarta hospital, possibly damaging medical equipment

first_imgThe heavy downpour that hit the capital on Sunday resulted in the flooding of state-run Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (RSCM), possibly damaging several pieces of valuable medical equipment.Heavy rain, beginning in the early hours of Sunday, inundated the hallway of RSCM’s GH building, with the water reaching ankle-height. The water also entered the radiology and radiotherapy rooms by the hallway at around 5 a.m.“The water receded at around 8 a.m. and the affected rooms have been cleaned up,” RSCM spokesperson Ananto told The Jakarta Post on Sunday. “We are not yet able to say whether the equipment experienced any damage because we are currently checking them all,” she told the Post, adding that the equipment would be cleaned and dried extensively before being turned on to evaluate the damage.”Insyaallah [God willing], starting tomorrow we will turn on the machines [to check the damage],” she said, noting that an affected tomotherapy machine would need to be left to dry for about a week.Despite the flooding, Lies guaranteed that the hospital’s health services had not been disrupted.“RSCM remains in operation, no health services were disrupted, including in the intensive care unit and the inpatient ward,” she said.She added that her team had been communicating with other hospitals to make arrangements for RSCM patients who needed to use the affected equipment.”If patients need to undergo x-rays or radiation, they can use equipment at RSCM Kencana in Senen [Central Jakarta] or transfer to other hospitals. Dharmais Hospital and several others have expressed their willingness to accept [transferred patients]. We are arranging this,” she said.Lies said she suspected the flooding was caused by an overflow from the nearby Salemba area.She added that she had communicated with Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan to ask the city administration to construct a water channel system to direct water into the Ciliwung River behind the RSCM complex to prevent similar occurrences in the future.Health Minister Terawan and a number of ministry officials visited RSCM on Sunday afternoon. The minister urged relevant stakeholders, including the hospital team and vendors of the affected medical equipment, to quickly ensure the facilities returned to full function.A total of 108 community units from 55 subdistricts throughout the capital were hit by floods over the weekend, with the water reaching up to 2.2 meters in Rawa Terate subdistrict in Cakung, East Jakarta.The flood had forced 846 people from 235 families to flee their houses as of 11 a.m., Sunday, according to the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) spokesperson Mohammad Insyaf.The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has warned of heavy rains, issuing an ‘alert’ status from 7 a.m., Feb. 23, until 7 a.m., Feb. 24, for Banten, Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, and East Nusa Tenggara. Videos and pictures of the flooding posted by National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesperson Agus Wibowo showed that a number of medical devices had been submerged in the flood waters.Konfirmasi dari @BPBDJakarta bahwa benar #RSCM #DKIJakarta kebanjiran #DKIJakarta @BNPB_Indonesia @BPBDJakarta @KemenkesRI pic.twitter.com/t805PFgr5K— Agus Wibowo (@aw3126) February 23, 2020“Equipment [affected by the] flood includes a stationary ceiling x-ray machine, a mobile x-ray machine, two CT scan machines, one ultrasound unit […] and one Siemens MRI machine,” Agus tweeted.RSCM president director Lies Dina Liastuti said the hospital’s medical facility team, the Jakarta health facility security center (BPFK) and vendors of the medical equipment were inspecting the condition of the affected machines.She said all of the equipment had been turned off when the heavy rain began.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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COVID-19: 361 Indonesian Tablighi Jamaat members return home, others still stranded overseas

first_imgMeanwhile, hundreds of Indonesian members of Tablighi Jamaat are still stranded in India as many face legal proceedings relating to several violations that they allegedly committed during the lockdown period in the South Asian country.Earlier reports said that they were accused of being negligent causing the spread of COVID-19, violating the Epidemic Disease Act, having immigration issues and refusing to comply with the instructions of local authorities.Citing reports from the Indian police to local courts, Judha said 334 Indonesian citizens had been reported for violations by the Indian authorities and were undergoing legal proceedings.“At least 151 Indonesians are still in custody,” he said as quoted by kompas.com, adding that 31 had been released.Judha said the government had provided legal assistance to ensure the Indonesians were treated with justice according to their rights.The stranded Indonesians in India will be brought home as soon as they complete their legal proceedings and their quarantine period, as well as having obtained an exit permit from the Indian government.They will conduct self-repatriation while being facilitated by the Indonesian government, Judha said. (asp)Topics : More than 300 Indonesian members of Tablighi Jamaat, a worldwide Islamic missionary movement, have returned to Indonesia while hundreds of others are still stranded overseas as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foreign Ministry has said.“They were spread across 13 countries with a total of 1,165 people, 361 of whom have returned to Indonesia,” said the ministry’s director for citizen protection Judha Nugraha in a statement on Wednesday.Judha did not provide further details about where the returning Tablighi Jamaat came from. However, according to the ministry’s data as of May 27, many of those who have returned home came from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Jordan, Morocco, Kuwait and Thailand.last_img read more

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