The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Food and Drink Group, Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Federation of Bakers and National Association of Master Bakers (NA) are running an event entitled ‘Flour dust – respiratory disease in the food industry’, on Wednesday, 21 January, 2009 at The Turbine in Worksop, Nottingham.The programme of talks cover issues such as local exhaust ventilation (LEV) systems, control strategies, good occupational hygiene practice and COSHH Regulations 2002. There will also be an open forum in the afternoon. It costs £35.25 incl VAT for IOSH members and £47 incl VAT for non-members. For more details, call Kat Wright on 0116 257 3245, fax 0116 257 9245 or email [email protected]
Ambitious plans to create a swathe of forest in the north of England branched out today (30 November 2018) with Forestry Minister David Rutley planting the first government funded tree of the Northern Forest.Minister Rutley joined the Woodland Trust, Community Forest Trust, government Tree Champion Sir William Worsley and students from St Andrew’s CE Primary School in Radcliffe, where they began the planting of 200 saplings as part of the government’s £5.7 million investment.Over the next 25 years the Woodland Trust and Community Forest Trust are aiming to plant more than 50 million trees from Liverpool to Hull, connecting the five community forests of the north. Government backing for the project was announced by the Prime Minister in January during the launch of the Government’s flagship 25 Year Environment Plan.Spanning more than 120 miles, the Northern Forest will help boost habitats for woodland birds and bats and protect iconic species such as the red squirrel – alongside providing a tranquil space to be enjoyed by millions of people living in the area.Forestry Minister David Rutley said: Community Forests have been planting trees and woodlands in a range of communities across England for 25 years. The Northern Forest programme and this new funding allows the five community forest initiatives in the Northern Forest area to work together with the Woodland Trust and Defra to accelerate the delivery of local forest plans and make a real differences in communities. This investment takes forward a commitment made in the 25 Year Environment Plan, and will contribute to the government’s pledge to plant 11 million trees, and one million urban trees.With the Government backing growth, investment and jobs across the Northern Powerhouse as part of efforts to create an economy that works for everyone. The Woodland Trust and Community Forest Trust estimate this new forest will generate more than £2 billion for the country’s economy.Simon Mageean Northern Forest Programme Director, Woodland Trust said: Iain Taylor, Community Forest Trust said: It is a privilege to be here to see the Northern Forest take root, and to plant the first of many government funded trees which will contribute to what will one day be a great forest. This new forest will benefit communities across the north of England and deliver on our pledge to leave the environment in a better state for future generations. A new Northern Forest will strengthen and accelerate the benefits of community forestry, support landscape scale working for nature, deliver a wide range of benefits, including helping to reduce flood risk, and adapt some of the UK’s major towns and cities to projected climate change. The North of England is perfectly suited to reap the benefits of a project on this scale. But this must be a joined up approach, we’ll need to work with Government, and other organisations to find innovative funding mechanisms to ensure we can make a difference long term. The Northern Forest will connect the five Community Forests in the north of England – the Mersey Forest, Manchester City of Trees, South Yorkshire Community Forest, the Leeds White Rose Forest and the HEYwoods Project – with green infrastructure and woodland created in and around major urban centres such as Chester, Liverpool, Leeds, and Manchester.
In desperate need of a win at the halfway point in the regular season, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team looks to take down in-state rival UW-Green Bay Tuesday night.Currently riding a seven-game winless streak, Wisconsin (1-7-1 overall, 0-3-0 conference) see rival Green Bay (3-4-3 overall, 0-1-1 conference) as a prime opportunity to get a much-needed win and possibly turn the season around before it’s too late.That win won’t come easy for the Badgers though, as any rivalry game proves to be a tough test for both teams regardless of the records they have posted.“It’s another derby,” UW head coach John Trask said. “Green Bay verse Wisconsin in any sport is going to be a derby. With that said, it’s going to be a tough test and we expect to see their best tomorrow. You can throw out the records of the two teams, as it’s going to be a derby between two in-state schools.”With the current struggles this UW team is facing, Trask has had to make some adjustments on both sides of the ball.One key adjustment he recently made was moving junior defender Adam Lauko deeper into the backline as an anchor of the Badger defense. Trask had previously placed Lauko in a role that was between the midfield and the backline.With Lauko now in a position he is more comfortable playing, as that is where he played in his first two years at Wisconsin, it not only has had a positive impact on Lauko, but also on the team overall.“It’s a more natural position for him so I think just having that bit of continuity for him in back really helped both him and the team,” senior defender David Caban said.“It’s definitely easier for him to communicate back there. With having him back there, he was calmer, which made the team more calm, and it definitely looked more natural for him.”Having Lauko back as part of UW’s backline is sure to increase the strength of an already strong Badger line of defense.Strong backline play will be needed as Green Bay is bringing a very strong offensive attack into McClimon Soccer Complex lead by lethal goal scorer, sophomore midfielder Audi Jepson. Jepson currently has nine of his team’s 19 goals this season, and he, along with the rest of the Green Bay attack, will be a challenge to contain.Regardless, Caban believes that the team just needs to stay the course and that the adjustments the team has made will work in Wisconsin’s favor.“Regarding their attack, I think we just have to come out focused and stay disciplined,” Caban said. “They are definitely going to come out hard. As an in-state rival, there is always that extra emphasis on trying to get a win. It will be huge for us to match their intensity, and having a guy like Lauko on the back line and more guys in their natural spots will definitely make things come easier for us.”On the other side of the ball, the Badgers have struggled as of late. Offensively, they have only scored one goal in their last three games, but the opportunities have still been there.With that said, the team is looking to simply continue what they have been doing. The biggest change the offense has to make is converting on those opportunities when they become available.“I think we are still trying to stay the course and look to convert,” freshman forward Tom Barlow said. “The ball hasn’t found the back of the net for us these past few games, but with the goal last game hopefully we can get on some kind of roll now. We have been doing a fine job of getting it forward and creating some good chances. Now it’s just about getting it to the back of the net.”It is approaching desperation time for this Badger team, but with the adjustments they have made, they remain optimistic. Green Bay will be a tough challenge to face, but there is no reason why Trask and his team don’t believe they can walk away with a win on Tuesday night.“I know they brought in a lot of new recruits and feel very good about them,” Trask said. “They’re going to have a different look than from when we played them last year, or even in the spring. They’re going to present some problems for us; there isn’t a team in college soccer that wouldn’t present some problems for us. We just have to be ready for it.”The Badgers will hit the pitch against the Phoenix Tuesday night at 7 P.M. at McClimon Soccer Complex.