The inherently complex collusion case filed by the NFLPA against the NFL could boil down to a pair of short and simple legal documents. The antitrust lawsuits (filed by Reggie White and others in the early 1990s and by Tom Brady and others in 2011) and all other legal issues formally were resolved by the…
Archive for: May 24th, 2012
Here is the unreleased Drake version of Soulja Boy’s ‘Yamaha Mama’ collaboration with Chris Brown.
Pusha T & The Dream talk to MTV about how their new collaboration ‘Exodus 23:1′ came about.
Previously: Pusha T – Exodus 23:1
Despite vigorously denying he gave one of his horses an illegal performance-enhancing mixture, trainer Doug O’Neill was suspended 45 days – a ban that won’t take effect until after his superstar colt, I’ll Have Another, tries to win the Triple Crown.
Though at times it may not seem that way, there are 88 players, give or take a few, other than Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow on the New York Jets roster. One of those players currently isn’t present for Organized Team Activities. Addressing the media on Thursday, coach Rex Ryan said he has no problem…
The Many Different Styles and Functions of a Uniform
The standard fire uniform is often an unrecognized piece of critical equipment. Fire uniforms protect the wearer from heat, water, wind and cold. Emergency workers can be out in the elements for hours and their clothing and outerwear need to be able to withstand hazardous environments. Keeping workers comfortable and safe is the primary function of any uniform.
Fire uniforms should be crafted of the best possible materials. Nomex for fire protection and gortex for protection from water as well as breathable cotton and high tech wicking fabrics all work together to keep emergency personnel safe and comfortable in extreme situations. In addition to critical fabrics, fire uniforms should be constructed to allow full freedom of movement and zero chaffing. The best fire uniforms are designed to work with the wearer not against them.
Appearance is another important component of a good uniform. A well-crafted uniform portrays strength, reliability, competence and professionalism. A sharp public appearance is often the first line of protection for any worker.
The majority of the public interacts with firefighters at public relations events such as school programs or emergency preparedness training. These public venues require uniforms that make firefighters approachable yet in charge. Sharp, clean lines and shirts that stay tucked in go a long way toward building a sense of authority as well as trust. Consciously or not people often equate a slovenly appearance with poor work. That’s not the public opinion your unit wants or needs.
A professional appearance is also a good deterrent for trouble makers. A well-designed fire uniform portrays an air of authority and reduces the likelihood of challenges by the public. Life-threatening situations can often be diffused by the arrival of someone in a professional yet nonmilitaristic uniform. Click here to see fire uniforms.
This same thinking applies to law enforcement personnel. Law enforcement jackets must be designed for all possible weather and human challenges from routine traffic direction to dangerous emergency events. A great jacket is comfortable, breathable, waterproof and good looking. Click here for examples of law enforcement jackets.
The clothing and outerwear designed for emergency personnel must be as rugged and dependable as the folks who wear it. Expert construction, technology enhanced fabrics and ease of care should be the hallmarks of the uniforms for this profession. These workers put their lives on the line each day and they deserve high quality, comfortable uniforms.
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Segui remembered “darts” but not dates.