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

Unai Emery reveals key reason why Arsenal will miss Sven Mislintat

first_imgUnai Emery reveals key reason why Arsenal will miss Sven Mislintat Metro Sport ReporterThursday 7 Feb 2019 2:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link217Shares Comment Advertisement Advertisement Mislintat spent less than 18 months at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)However, Mislintat was crucial to the captures of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira last summer and Emery admits the club will miss the Swede’s knowledge of the market.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’ve been working with him for eight months. My relationship with him is good,’ said Emery.“When I arrived here young players came, they decided because of him. He has a very good scouting responsibility for his past and his present.‘I worked well with him and after it’s between the club and him. I don’t know everything but I respect him and the club.‘I wish good luck for him in his future’.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalMislintat was seen as instrumental to the new direction that the club were going in in the post-Arsene Wenger era and his departure is therefore a blow.The Swede is said to be willing to remain in the Premier League, though he’s also been linked with a return to Dortmund.MORE: Ander Herrera wants to sign new Manchester United contract Unai Emery admits the club will miss Sven Mislintat (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery admits the club will miss Sven Mislintat’s ability to attract young players to the club.The Gunners announced last week that the Swede will be leaving the club after less than 18 months in his role as head of recruitment.Arsenal will overjoyed to have landed Mislintat from Dortmund in 2017 but the 46-year-old was unhappy with developments within the club and felt his role was being marginalised by the promotion of Raul Sanllehi to Head of Football.The Gunners were unable to make permanent signings in January and had to settle for the loan signing of Barcelona star Denis Suarez.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more