Latest Robison Stories

2011-02-08 10:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy announced today that Richard Robison has been named Senior Vice President - Continuous Improvement. Based in St. Louis, he will be responsible for advancing best practices and enhancing margins across the company's global network of operations. In this role, Robison will guide the company's Centers of Excellence, which use team-based approaches to promote best-in-class practices for operations activities. Robison has more than three...

2010-12-29 08:05:00

OKEMOS, Mich., Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ordinarily, the Holidays are a time for New Year's resolutions - and more often than not, weight loss is at or near the top of the list. Time for a change, according to Dr. Jon Robison. "There is simply no evidence that any of the popular approaches results in long-term weight loss for the vast majority of people who engage in them," says Robison. Despite this complete lack of evidence, people are repeatedly seduced into trying to lose...

2009-02-22 14:30:00

Scotland has been ranked No. 8 in the world in terms of alcohol consumption, according to statistics analyzed for the government.In 2007, Scots consumed nearly 50 million liters of pure alcohol, with those over 16 consuming the equivalent of 11.8 liters per person. By comparison, the figure for England and Wales was 9.9 liters.Shona Robison, Scotland's Health Minister, said the nation's high rate of consumption was linked to the availability of low-cost alcohol."The sad knock-on of all this...

2008-08-05 18:00:33

By Melodie Phelps, The Wayne County Outlook, Monticello, Ky. Aug. 5--MONTICELLO -- There are only a few days of summer vacation left for Monticello Independent School students, as they head back to class on Monday, August 11. The final days of vacation have been filled with orientation sessions for students, as well as opening day activities and professional development for teachers. "We had an exceptional year last year and we are expecting to have another exceptional year...

2008-07-02 15:00:51

PUBLIC health minister Shona Robison today urged Scots to take the first steps to a better lifestyle. Launching the GBP500,000 Take Life On initiative, which focuses on changes such as walking to work, having two alcohol-free days a week or cutting out unhealthy snacks, she said: "Simple switches in our daily lives can make a real difference." Originally published by Newsquest Media Group. (c) 2008 Evening Times; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights...

2008-06-26 06:03:05

By Lyndsay Moss Health Correspondent WOMEN in Scotland are to get easier access to the morning-after pill at pharmacies in moves announced by the Scottish Government yesterday. The emergency contraception is set to be supplied for free in most of Scotland's 1,200 community pharmacies under changes to their contracts. Last night, the plan was welcomed by sexual health groups and doctors. However, some campaigners expressed fears it could fuel rising rates of sexually transmitted...

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