Statewide wellness initiative launched

first_img‘It is our goal to empower 1,000 Vermonters to be accountable with their lives,’ Salmon said, ‘by providing a system that one can enter by simply declaring individual goals linked to clear outcomes. I’m excited and eager to get the ball rolling.’Salmon joined John Kleinhans, chairman of the Vermont State Colleges Student Association, and Deputy Health Commissioner Barbara Cimaglio, to record a 30-minute program for local access television to help explain the concept and how people can join or learn more. ‘The Vermont Department of Health and our partners are always looking for new ways to improve health outcomes,’ Cimaglio said. ‘Although Vermont is known as the healthiest state, substance abuse, smoking and obesity are still public health challenges. We support this innovative project and look forward to seeing how Vermonters respond.’Accountable to You, Accountable to Me is based on four different goals that Vermonters can pledge to accomplish by the conclusion of 2012, or 12 months from personal enrollment through March 31, 2013: quit smoking, stop drinking, lose 25 pounds, or save $2,012 to donate to a local Vermont charity or an individual project choice. Individuals may modify their declaration of pounds lost or dollars committed. Entrants who stay on course toward their chosen goal will be entered in a monthly prize bowl drawing with a cash reward donated by participants or businesses. Each participant will be paired up with a mentor that will make weekly electronic or phone contact and provide support.Accountable to You, Accountable to Me will be led on a day-to-day basis by John Kleinhans, and is open to all Vermonters. The program will include a social media campaign and active grassroots campaign based through all 14 counties in the state. ‘I am really excited,’ Kleinhans said. ‘This is a morale boosting vehicle where Vermonters can stand up and make themselves better and their communities better after a difficult year. If we could find 1,000 Vermonters to save 2012 dollars for others, that is over 2 million dollarsâ ¦It blows my mind!’ State Auditor Tom Salmon CPA announced the creation of the Accountable to You, Accountable to Me statewide wellness initiative. This program will encourage Vermonters to take a proactive role in their own personal health and wellness by focusing on accountability to one’s self and others who are part of their lives. By signing up to be held accountable to one’s individual health and/or savings goals, Vermonters will employ a new strategy to achieve better personal and community results in the year ahead.Vermonters will have an opportunity to sign up for one of the following categories:·        No Use of Alcohol·        No Use of Tobacco or any illegal substances·        Lose 25 pounds·        Save 2,012 dollars to donate to a Vermont charity.last_img read more

May 12, 2018 Police Blotter

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Venue for Tipp league quarter final to be decided today

first_imgThe Premier County booked their place in the final 8 with a 2-27 to 2-15 win over Cork in Semple Stadium yesterday. The venue for the clash with the Banner will be decided by the toss of a coin and confirmed by the GAA’s CCCC this afternoon.Speaking to Tipp FM following his side’s win over the Rebels, Tipp Manager Michael Ryan says they are already looking forward to the match against their neighbours.last_img

Amanda Nunes reacts to being called GOAT female fighter ahead of her UFC 245 fight

first_imgAlso Read | UFC: Francis Ngannou Reveals He Is Feeling Low, Might Quit UFC In Near FutureAmanda Nunes (champion):- Age: 31. Height: 5’8”. Reach: 69”. Stance: Orthodox. MMA record: 18-4.Germaine de Randamie (challenger):- Age: 35. Height: 5’9”. Reach: 71”. Stance: Orthodox. MMA record: 9-3 WATCH US LIVE Also Read | Colby Covington Makes Special Trump Tower Visit Before UFC 245 Fight, Promises To WinAlso Read | Jorge Masvidal Expresses Shocking Retirement Plans, Vows To Win Real UFC Title Who would have thought that a female fighter would infuse fear among all her opponents? Well, even if no one thought of that, Amanda ‘Lioness’ Nunes surely did. The Brazilian double champion has swept away all the top-rated women of UFC. She is set to defend her bantamweight title for one more time against Germaine de Randamie at UFC 245. No wonder, there have been numerous greats in the sport of MMA who have already stated that Amanda Nunes is the greatest among them. So what does Amanda Nunes feel about it?Also Read | Miesha Tate Gives Former Rival Amanda Nunes ‘G.O.A.T’ RecognitionUFC: Amanda Nunes reacts about being the G.O.ATThe two-division champion of UFC has already got her hands on Ronda Rousey, Holly Holm, Cris Cyborg, Miesha Tate and Valentina Shevchenko (2x) among others. She is definitely a legend and her former rival Miesha Tate has already acknowledged Amanda Nunes as the greatest female fighter of all time. Amanda Nunes is clearly happy about getting the tag. She said that she wanted to be the greatest since day one of her career.In an interview with the American media, Amanda Nunes said that being the greatest female fighter is everything for her. “This is my life. This is what I dreamed about. This is something I’ve wanted my whole career and have been working towards for my whole career,” said Amanda ‘Lioness’ Nunes. Despite being one of the best in the business, Amanda Nunes is still hungry for more fights and considers Germaine de Randamie as a tough competitor in her upcoming fight.  Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 12th December, 2019 17:59 ISTcenter_img Raj Sarkar COMMENT Last Updated: 12th December, 2019 17:59 IST Amanda Nunes Reacts To Being Called GOAT Female Fighter Ahead Of Her UFC 245 Fight Amanda Nunes has often been tagged as the greatest female fighter of all time. The Brazilian has finally reacted to it with UFC 245 ahead. Know more about it. LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Women and Girls’ Golf Week is coming back!

first_img29 May 2019 Women and Girls’ Golf Week is coming back! Women and girls will celebrate their love of golf and be encouraged to take up the sport when a second awareness week is held across Great Britain and Ireland later this summer.Building on the success of last year’s online campaign, Women and Girls’ Golf Week is the inspiration of England Golf and will take place from 29 July – 4 August.Launched today, exactly two months before the dedicated week takes place, it is also being promoted by Scottish Golf, Wales Golf and The Irish Ladies Golf Union and is designed to unite the golf industry in growing the women and girls’ game.The R&A, the European Tour, the Ladies European Tour, The Professional Golfers’ Association and the Golf Foundation are also among the bodies supporting the activity.The organisations will tell the stories of women and girls who are involved in many different ways in the sport, celebrate their successes and challenge perceptions associated with women and girls’ golf.Women and girl golfers everywhere, from beginners to volunteers to leading Tour players, are invited to join the conversation, again using the #WhyIGolfClubs across the home nations are also encouraged to deliver activity in line with the themes of the week, promoting participation activities they are running for women and girls through initiatives such as Get into Golf, New2Golf, Girls Golf Rocks, Golf4Girls4Life and We Love Golf.The week has again been timed to coincide with the AIG Women’s British Open being staged at Woburn from 1 – 4 August.Nick Pink, England Golf Chief Executive, said: “We are looking forward to the second staging of the week, again designed to show what an important role women and girls play in golf and to highlight the potential there is to develop the sport.“The reaction to last year’s campaign was fantastic, generating over 12 million Twitter impressions, and we are delighted to again be working together with the other home associations in Ireland, Scotland and Wales, to make a real difference. We urge golfers and non-golfers to get involved, as well as encouraging clubs to provide opportunities to promote women and girls’ golf locally.”Each day of Women and Girls’ Golf Week will have a specific theme. Look out for stories on:Monday 29 July: Careers – women working in different areas of the industryTuesday 30 July: Celebrities – celebrity endorsers who love the sportWednesday 31 July: Health and Wellbeing – the many health benefits of the sportThursday 1 August: Competing – key events and pathway for progressionFriday 2 August: Volunteers – the hidden heroes of the sportSaturday 3 August: Participation – focus on participation programmes nationwideSunday 4 August: Wrap-up – highlights from the weekThis year’s Women and Girls’ Golf Week will also draw attention to the 2019 Solheim Cup, the much anticipated match between the top women professionals of Europe and the USA, which takes place at Gleneagles in September.The week also builds on the first ever Golf and Health Week held last month, which again saw various golfing bodies working collaboratively to highlight the sport’s health benefits and reach an audience of over 20 million on social media.Image copyright Leaderboard Photography Tags: #WhyIGolf, Women and Girls’ Golf Weeklast_img read more