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2008-07-13 00:00:22

THE lost art of making beds with hospital corners will be demonstrated at York Castle Museum today. Nurses will also show off traditional folded hats and a chef will demonstrate food from the 1940s as part of the 60th anniversary of the NHS. The museum's new Studio space will also showcase pictures and information on the history of York hospitals. Organiser Gill Greaves said: "To mark the anniversary we wanted to give visitors a taste of what life was like when the NHS first started in...

2008-06-24 18:02:46

By Madeleine Brindley Health Editor PLANS for a new infection-fighting uniform for nurses across Wales will be unveiled this week. The new compulsory uniform will be designed to reduce the risk of hospital super-bugs, such as MRSA, spreading between patients and staff on clothing. And it will be "impractical" to wear outdoors, ending public concern that nurses are wearing their uniforms outside work. But the uniform will also enable patients and visitors to distinguish between...

2007-04-27 18:00:32

By MORGAN JOSEY The use of standard mode of dress in some district schools has had little effect on suspension rates and student achievement, Board of Education members learned Thursday. "I have a feeling if my daughter watched these school board meetings, she would text me and say: I told you so,' " said Amos Quick, whose daughter Jasmine attends Dudley High School and must wear a uniform. John Wright, chief auxiliary officer for the district, reviewed suspensions, office referrals...

2005-12-14 16:12:12

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 13-year-old Los Angeles girl who refuses to wear a school uniform has taken her fight to court, charging that school officials violated her civil rights by demanding she wear the blue skirt and white blouse. Duan'ne Land claims that she has been harassed, humiliated and even "battered" by staff at Horace Mann Middle School despite a Los Angeles Unified School District policy that allows students to opt out of wearing a uniform. "From time to...

2005-12-01 19:40:27

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Professional U.S. sports teams ultimately will have to bow to increased sponsorship on their uniforms and playing surfaces, following the lead of European soccer, a leading sports executive said on Thursday. "I think it's probably inevitable," said Robert Kain, vice chairman of sports agency IMG, which represents superstar athletes like football's Peyton Manning and baseball's Derek Jeter. Teams and fans in the United States generally have opposed such branding,...

2005-12-01 19:36:44

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Professional U.S. sports teams ultimately will have to bow to increased sponsorship on their uniforms and playing surfaces, following the lead of European soccer, a leading sports executive said on Thursday. "I think it's probably inevitable," said Robert Kain, vice chairman of sports agency IMG, which represents superstar athletes like football's Peyton Manning and baseball's Derek Jeter. Teams and fans in the United States generally have opposed such branding,...

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2005-05-18 15:35:00

If winning is everything, British anthropologists have some advice: Wear red. Their survey of four sports at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens shows competitors were more likely to win their contests if they wore red uniforms or red body armor. "Across a range of sports, we find that wearing red is consistently associated with a higher probability of winning," report Russell A. Hill and Robert A. Barton of the University of Durham in England. Their findings are in Thursday's issue of the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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