Resource Guide: vision

first_imgResource Guide: visionOn 1 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today This month’s resource guideCollege of Optometrists www.college-optometrists.org42 Craven Street London WC2N Tel: 020 7839 6000 Site of the professional, scientific and examining body for optometry in theUK. It includes news and information, eye care advice, details of academic andpractice-based journals, CET courses and professional guidance as well asextensive links to other sites. Eye Care Trust www.eyecare-information-service.org.ukWebsite of the Eye Care Trust, a charity that aims to raise awareness of allaspects of ocular health and the importance of regular eye care. A verydetailed site, useful for the occupational health adviser looking for generalinformation. Includes FAQs, details of the latest developments in eye care andlists of common eye disorders, their symptoms, causes and treatments. Applied Vision Association www.dmu.ac.ukOrganisation affiliated to the College of Optometrists, which promotes andadvances the application of research work in all areas related to vision.Includes extensive links to other related sites worldwide. Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers www.aclm.org.ukIncludes news and information about contact lenses, including a very usefulpage of FAQs about contact lenses, and links to related sites. General Optical Council www.optical.org41 Harley Street London W1N 2DJ Tel: 020 7580 3898 e-mail: [email protected] Regulatory body for opticians. The site contains useful information, such asup-to-date news, details of CET and links to other sites. Association of British Dispensing Opticians www.abdo.org.ukMoorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trust www.moorfields.org.ukCity Road, London EC1V 2PD Tel: 020 7253 3411 [email protected] Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians www.fodo.comFight For Sight www.fightforsight.orgUK charity which funds research into blindness. Site includes background informationabout blindness and eye diseases, plus links to related sites. Royal National Institute for the Blind www.rnib.org.ukExtensive and very informative site which offers practical support andadvice for anyone with a sight problem. Includes details of campaigns, eyeconditions, fact sheets, research papers and projects, a web pals board andnews and up-to-date information. International Glaucoma Associationwww.iga.org.ukNational Blind Children’s Society www.nbcs.org.ukDisability Benefits Information www.disabilitybenefits.co.ukTalking Newspapers Association www.tnauk.org.ukAction for Blind People www.afbp.orgDiabetes UK www.diabetes.org.ukRoyal College of Ophthalmologists www.rcophth.ac.ukCompiled by Kate Rouy This listing is not exhaustive and the journal welcomes further additionsfrom readers as well as suggestions for further topics of interest to includein this series Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

USS Maine Gets MUC

first_img View post tag: Maine USS Maine Gets MUC Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Maine Gets MUC View post tag: USS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) was presented with the Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) award for meritorious service from Jan. 29, 2011 to March 12, 2012 at Marginal Wharf on Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Sept. 26.The MUC is given for valorous or meritorious achievement by a unit. Former Secretary of the Navy John T. McNaughton established the award in 1967.“To justify this award, your service is on par with someone who earns the Bronze Star award,” said Rear Adm. Dietrich Kuhlmann, commander of Submarine Group 9. “That’s some pretty rare company and you should be proud of what that means for the team gathered around you.”Maine blue and gold crews worked together to consistently keep the ship ready and perform at a high level.“This award is a validation of all the hard work we have put in,” said Master Chief Machinist’s Mate Perry Willis, Maine gold crew chief of the boat. “We helped each other out maintaining the ship, even with the most mundane tasks.”Maine, underway for 349 days over a 14-month period, was a secure, reliable, and effective strategic deterrent in supporting Operation Order Global Citadel and exercise Global Thunder.“It feels good to win this award. It shows that all of our hard work was paying off,” said Missile Technician 2nd Class Brad Trogdor. “This makes all the drills, cleaning and inspections worth it.”Maine was named the 2012 Battle Efficiency (Battle “E”) Award winner and the Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award winner for earning runner-up in the Submarine Category July 19.“We have been winning the battle on undersea dominance for a long time now, thanks in large to the job [the crew members] do each day,” said Kulhmann. “Every one of [the crew members] on the Maine should feel very good about today.”[mappress]Press Release, September 30, 2013; Image: US Navy Share this article View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: MUC View post tag: gets September 30, 2013last_img read more

Gayle breaks Lara Windies records in landmark ODI

first_imgCHRIS Gayle broke Brian Lara’s ODI run-scoring and West Indies appearance records before falling cheaply after India captain Virat Kohli made another sublime century in Port of Spain.Gayle marked his historic 300th match in the 50-over format by bettering the great Lara’s tally of 10,348 runs at the Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday.The 39-year-old opening batsman was given a standing ovation and a shake of the hand from Kohli when he set the record in Lara’s hometown.Gayle was five ahead of Lara when he fell for only 11, failing with a review after he was trapped leg before wicket bang in front by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, reducing the Windies to 45-1 in reply to 279-7 in the second match of the series.Kohli earlier produced another masterclass, moving above Sourav Ganguly into second on the list of leading India ODI run-scorers with a magnificent 120 from 125 balls.The classy skipper struck a six and another 14 boundaries and Shreyas Iyer made 71 after the tourists had won the toss.Kohli also set a record for the fewest innings to score 2,000 ODI runs against one nation in what was his 34th knock against the Windies. (Yahoo Sport)last_img read more