A summer competition among corporate workers is coming to the Quad-Cities in 2021.
Visit the Quad Cities, Davenport parks and recreation department and the Iowa Sports Foundation on Tuesday to announce that the inaugural Quad-Cities Corporate Games will be held June 1 to July 31, 2021. Companies pay a fee to participate, so individual employees are not charged, and registration is open. December 1st.
This is the third event in all of Iowa, as Des Moines Corporate Games has grown to include more than 70 companies and nearly 15,000 participants after starting in 2016. Corridor Corporate Games, which started in 2019, has grown to more than 30 companies and more. of 4,000 attendees in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City areas.
The 2021 game will have events and competitions across the Quad-Cities and on both sides of the Mississippi River, organizers said Tuesday.
Matt Beatty, chief operating officer at the Iowa Sports Foundation, said that the game will have a mix of live activities such as a competitive event, such as dodgeball or kickball, along with other events, such as a virtual scavenger hunt or a fitness walk.
“We have medals that are awarded to our top participants in competitive events, and we have events that are only good for the community, like blood donation,” Beatty said.
October is National Food Safety Month, and recently, five food service workers at the Oberlin City School obtained certification, according to a news release.
Nowadays, preparing meals is more than just compiling menus for school children; it ensures they receive proper nutrition, but also knows that food is prepared in a safe environment, said Mark Craig, director of food service at the Oberlin City School.
Those who successfully complete the requirements for the Manager’s Certification in Food Protection include Craig, Cheryl Anderson, Jill Bean, Kriana Bell and Christeen Payne, said the release.
“ServSafe Manager Certification verifies that a manager, or person in charge, has sufficient food safety knowledge to protect the public from foodborne illness,” said Craig. “ServSafe Manager Certification is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under the Conference for Food Protection Standards.”
The test itself has 90 multiple-choice questions with a time limit of two hours to complete, the release said.
However, because 10 out of 90 questions are for research purposes only, employees only need to answer 60 questions correctly to get a minimum pass grade of 75 percent, according to the release.
“Everyone accepts over 75 percent of those who take the test,” said Craig. “I am very happy with the test results.
“It really makes me proud to be involved with such a great team to see all their hard work paying off and who know how to serve safe food.”
Takeisi Laki, from Tuvalu, is stuck in New Zealand due to border closures. On Monday she gave birth to her son, Kalapu Vaeluaga, in Rotorua. Photo / Provided
A young seasonal worker from Tuvalu who was stranded 3700 km from her husband and home due to the closure of the Covid-19 border gave birth to a healthy baby boy in Rotorua this week.
Takeisi Laki came to New Zealand in March to work on the apple season at the Hawke’s Bay packaging warehouse, which the 25-year-old has been doing for the past five years to help support his family.
In preparation for her arrival, she took a pregnancy test – which came back negative – as part of her application for a
seasonal employer visa. But then in June, she started feeling unwell and found out that she was pregnant.
Now Laki has given birth to her second son, on the date of her baby’s birth, at Rotorua Hospital.
He named the boy weighing 2.89 kg Kalapu, after the grandfather whāngai, with his father’s first name – Vaeluaga – as his last name, following Tuvalu custom.
“He’s very good. He’s here and he’s healthy,” Laki told Herald on Sunday after he arrived on Monday at 3:11 p.m., with section C.
Her husband, Vaeluaga Taeka, remains in Tuvalu with their 1 year old son, Junior, but the family has made video calls.
When notified of her son’s safe arrival, Taeka told the Kiwi couple supporting Laki in New Zealand, “I cried.”
“Thank you God [thank you, Lord], “he wrote in another message.
But it may take some time before she can meet her baby boy.
Tuvalu, that is accomplished
via Fiji, has closed its borders to prevent the entry of a deadly virus.
The man, who is not entitled to any benefits, has been living with the Taupō Den and Mark Eddowes, who met him and his family while volunteering in Tuvalu last year.
The young mother, whose husband earns $ 2 an hour working for the Tuvalu power company, initially faces payment for all New Zealand medical care because the insurance she has as part of her job does not cover pregnancy.
But after discussions with the Tuvalu Embassy and his employer, Hawke’s Bay firm Mr. Apple, the bill was sent to Mr. Apple, who is in talks with the Ministry of Health, Den Eddowes said.
The man did not know when he and Kalapu would return home – a repatriation flight organized by the Tuvalu Government was probably done before Christmas, but he was unable to fly for six weeks after Kalapu was born by emergency caesarean section, and the baby was also necessary. get a Tuvalu passport.
But he’s still positive.
“I feel fine because I have the support here. I feel happy.”
And the Eddows love to share Kalapu’s exciting start to life – the baby’s family calls them “palagi Nan and Pop,” says Den Eddowes.
“We are very proud [Laki and Kalapu]. We love every precious minute they are at home with us.
“He is a very special boy, a little Tuvalu boy who would not have been born in New Zealand if it weren’t for Covid. And he got lots of love.”
LAHORE: PML-N women MPs and party workers staged a protest demonstration against the “Karachi Incident” and raised slogans against the violation of respect for Chaddar and Chardiwari.
They gathered outside the Lahore Press Club under the leadership of PML-N Women’s Wing Center Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, PML-N Punjab spokesperson Azma Bukhari, Saira Afzal Tarar, Senator Ayesha Raza, Hina Parvez Butt, Aswa Aftab, Sadia Teymour and Rukhsana Kausar interim. a large number of PML-N female workers also attended.
They held placards and waved slogans. Senator Nuzhat Sadiq said what happened to a woman on the highway, but the government was unable to arrest the rapist who was brought before the police by her father.
They say women in the country are disappointed, scared and feel insecure. “We will continue to do what the law and the Constitution have given us,” said PML-N Punjab spokesperson Azma Bukhari. He added that they will not let the government bury this problem.
Shaista Pervaiz Malik, MPA Rukhsana Kausar, Saira Afzal Tarar, Hina Pervaiz and Senator Ayesha Raza also condemned the Karachi incident and said that basic rights had been violated. He said the incident should be properly investigated and the report should be made public as soon as possible.