CVS to Workers: Tell Us Your Weight or Pay $600

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York CVS Pharmacy is requesting that employees disclose their weight or pay a surcharge.CVS workers using the company’s health care plan will have to disclose their weight or pay up.The company’s new health care plan, which CVS is touting as a way to encourage workers to be healthier, tells employees to visit their primary care physician and have their height, weight, body fat percentage, blood pressure and pulse recorded, among other personal data, or risk paying $50 a month for medical coverage.“Avoid the $600 surcharge!” CVS wrote on its employee benefits website.The health screening form, which the Press obtained from a CVS employee, must be completed and signed by the employee seeking medical coverage as well as the worker’s physician.“Forms will NOT be accepted without both parties’ signatures,” it states.“We want to help our employees to be as healthy as they can be, which is why we decided to implement this plan,” CVS said in an emailed statement. “In fact, we have been working for a number of years on ways they can improve their health through preventive measures. Health care programs that incent employees to be healthier are not new. Many companies around the country already have plans similar to the one we are implementing.”The statement goes on to say that 79 percent of “large employers have health assessments incorporated into their programs,” according to the National Business Group on Health.“To encourage a higher level of participation in our wellness review, we reviewed best practices and determined that an additional cost for those who do not complete the review was the most effective way to incent our colleagues to improve their health care and manage health costs,” CVS added.One CVS employee still steaming over the new health care plan told the Press that this is just another ploy for the company to pad its pockets.“I don’t want anybody knowing my personal information,” said the worker, who asked to remain anonymous. “It’s not going to change people’s lifestyle.”The six-year CVS employee said she feels “violated” and noted that her fellow employees are complying with the new plan out of “fear that they’re going to lose their jobs.”“It’s none of their business!” she blasted.CVS’ plan was also criticized by one patient privacy advocate who described it as “coercive and blunt.”“Many employers want to do something for their workers, but very few of them are stupid enough to say give us the information and sign this form and say it’s voluntary,” Dr. Deborah Peel, founder of Patient Privacy Rights, told NBC.last_img read more

SEC Media Days 2019: TV schedules, location, team dates and players attending

first_imgEverything you need to know for SEC Media Days 2019:MORE: Major storylines for every Power 5 media daysLocation for SEC Media Days 2019SEC Media Days will return to the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala., in 2019 after foraying into the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta last year — the first time since 1985 it wasn’t held around the Birmingham, Ala., area (with the Wynfrey Hotel hosting it since 2001). That said, commissioner Greg Sankey has said he is open for the event to change locations every year, including Nashville, Tenn., and Dallas.SEC Media Days 2019 TV scheduleSEC Media Days will be televised on ESPN and the SEC Network, starting each day’s coverage with “SEC Now.” The show will broadcast live from Birmingham featuring hosts Peter Burns and Dari Nowkhah, with coaches from all 14 SEC teams scheduled to join the set following their podium trips. The Southeastern Conference helps kick off the unofficial start of the college football season next week with its annual media days.This year, the questions are sure to center around Alabama after its loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff championship to Clemson. Other topics that will likely dominate headlines include whether Georgia can finally clear the hurdle under coach Kirby Smart, Year 2 of the Dan Mullen and Jimbo Fisher eras at Florida and Texas A&M, respectively, and whether this is the year for LSU to truly challenge in the west. DateTime (ET)ProgrammingJuly 15NoonSEC Now…5:30 p.m.The Paul Finebaum Show…7 p.m.Homecoming with Titus O’NeilJuly 169:30 a.m.SEC Now…4:30 p.m.The Paul Finebaum ShowJuly 1710 a.m.SEC Now…4:30 p.m.The Paul Finebaum ShowJuly 1810 a.m.SEC Now…3 p.m.The Paul Finebaum ShowFull SEC Media Days schedule, speaking times(all times Eastern)Monday, July 15Barry Odom, Missouri (1:05 p.m. -1:35 p.m.)Dan Mullen, Florida (3:30 p.m.-4 p.m.)Ed Orgeron, LSU (4:55 p.m.-5:25 p.m.)Tuesday, July 16Kirby Smart, Georgia (10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)Matt Luke, Ole Miss (11:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m.)Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee (2:30 p.m.-3 p.m.)Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M (4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)Wednesday, July 16Nick Saban, Alabama (10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)Chad Morris, Arkansas (11:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m.)Joe Moorhead, Mississippi State (2:30 p.m.-3 p.m.)Will Muschamp, South Carolina (4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)Thursday, July 17Derek Mason, Vanderbilt (10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.)Mark Stoops, Kentucky (11:20 a.m.-11:50 a.m.)Gus Malzahn, Auburn (12:45 p.m.-1:15 p.m.)MORE: Ranking SEC coaches for 2019SEC West players attending SEC Media Days 2019AlabamaJerry Jeudy, WRDylan Moses, LBTua Tagovailoa, QBArkansasMcTelvin Agim, DLDe’Jon Harris, LBDevwah Whaley, RBAuburnDerrick Brown, DTMarlon Davidson, DEPrince Tega Wanogho, OLLSUJoe Burrow, QBGrant Delpit, DBLloyd Cushenberry, CMississippi StateFarrod Green, TEErroll Thompson, LBDarryl Williams, COle MissMatt Corral, QBMoMo Sanogo, LBAlex Givens, OLTexas A&MKellen Mond, QBJustin Madubuike, DLBraden Mann, PMORE: 2019 SEC early conference primerSEC East players attending SEC Media Days 2019FloridaFeleipe Franks, QBLamical Perine, RBJabari Zuniga, DLGeorgiaJake Fromm, QBJ.R. Reed, DBAndrew Thomas, OLKentuckyLynn Bowden Jr., ATHKash Daniel, LBLogan Stenberg, OLMissouriKelly Bryant, QBCale Garrett, LBDeMarkus Acy, CBSouth CarolinaJake Bentley, QBT.J. Brunson, LBBryan Edwards, WRTennesseeDaniel Bituli, LBJarrett Guarantano, QBDarrell Taylor, LBVanderbiltKalija Lipscomb, WRJared Pinkney, TEKe’Shawn Vaughn, RBlast_img read more

Five things we learned in the Premier League

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea’s shock defeat against Crystal Palace breathed new life into the title race as Tottenham closed the gap on the leaders. Arsenal and Manchester City played out a thrilling draw and Liverpool won the Merseyside derby.Here are five things we learned in the Premier League this weekend:Chelsea rocked by PalaceWhen Cesc Fabregas put Chelsea ahead after just five minutes of Saturday’s London derby with Crystal Palace, it looked like the leaders’ march to the title was about to clear another hurdle. Antonio Conte’s side had won their past 10 league games at Stamford Bridge and had not lost there in any competition since September 16. But Palace have been resurgent in recent weeks and they breathed new life into the title race with two quickfire strikes. First Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha fired home in the ninth minute, then Christian Benteke netted with a deft finish 91 seconds later. Chelsea were stunned and despite 24 shots at goal, their second-highest total in 29 league games this season, they were unable to find an equaliser. Chances came and went as Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey made 11 saves, leaving Chelsea frustrated as their first defeat in nine league games allowed Tottenham to close within seven points. Game on. Spurs back in the hunt As news filtered through to Turf Moor of Chelsea’s shock defeat against Crystal Palace, the realisation quickly sank in with Tottenham’s players and fans — the title race is back on. A 2-0 victory over Burnley, usually so formidable at home, was already reason enough for optimism in the Spurs camp, but Chelsea’s slip was the icing on the cake. Second half goals from England international Eric Dier and South Korea forward Son Heung-Min moved Spurs to within seven points of Chelsea with nine games remaining and even the injuries suffered by Harry Winks and Victor Wanyama couldn’t quash the north Londoners’ glee as they headed home dreaming of an incredible title triumph.Arsenal rediscovered some backboneAfter a dismal sequence of four defeats in five games, during which dissent towards manager Arsene Wenger reached a crescendo, the last thing Arsenal needed was to fall behind after just five minutes of their home game with Manchester City. Theo Walcott equalised, only for Sergio Aguero to restore City’s lead just 131 seconds later. But Arsenal dug deep to level again courtesy of Shkodran Mustafi’s header and while neither side could find a winner, Wenger’s men at least managed to stop the rot. The Arsenal manager’s future remains the subject of intense speculation, but in the short term, he said the performance against City would help “rebuild confidence”.Coutinho left Barkley in the shadeIt was a tale of two playmakers in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Everton in the Merseyside derby. Liverpool’s number 10, Philippe Coutinho, ran the show, restoring Liverpool’s lead with a brilliant solo goal after Matthew Pennington had cancelled out Sadio Mane’s opener and setting up Divock Origi for Liverpool’s third. But his opposite number, England international Ross Barkley, had a torrid afternoon. The 23-year-old seemed incapable of influencing proceedings and his display was chiefly memorable for two wild challenges on Emre Can and Dejan Lovren in the first half. The second — a crude, studs-up foul that caught Lovren on the shin — should have yielded more than a yellow card. While Barkley’s ability is clear, he remains some way short of the finished article.Home draws have hurt Man UnitedManchester United’s 0-0 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion extended their unbeaten run to 19 matches, but nobody was celebrating at Old Trafford. United have now drawn eight times in front of their own fans this season. Had they won even half of those games, they would be in the thick of the Champions League picture, instead of five points adrift of the top four (albeit with a game in hand). Top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s absence through suspension was clearly a contributing factor against West Brom. But the Swede was on the pitch when United dropped points at home to Stoke City, Burnley, Arsenal, West Ham United, Liverpool, Hull City and Bournemouth. United’s attacking problems run deeper.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Usain Bolt by numbers

first_img14.35 – the world best Bolt set over 150 metres in Manchester, England, in 2009. He ran the final 100 metres in a startling 8.70sec, the fastest time ever recorded19 – major global medals19.19 – the world record he set for the 200m at the 2009 worlds in Berlin30.97 – his best time over the rarely-run 300m, set in 2010. Only South African Wayde van Niekerk and American Michael Johnson have gone faster31 – the Jamaican turns 31 on August 2136.84 – the world record for the 4x100m relay set at the London Olympics, Bolt anchoring a team also comprising Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and Yohan Blake. Bolt had been part of two previous world relay records, in Beijing in 2008 (though this was later voided) and at the 2011 Daegu worlds37.58 – Bolt’s average speed in km/h (23.35mph) in his 100m world record race. Should you subtract his reaction time of 0.15sec, his time is actually 9.43sec, making his average speed 38.18km/h (23.72mph)41 – the number of strides it took for Bolt to cover the 100m on his record-setting run in the German capital44.72 – top speed in km/h (27.79mph) reached during his 100m run in Berlin in 2009, between the 60 to 80-metre mark53 – the number of times Bolt has run sub-10 second 100m races195 – his height in centimetres, or 6ft 5in4.82 million -followers on Twitter7.4 million – followers on Instagram18.8 million – follows of his Facebook page34.2 million – dollars earned by Bolt last year according to a list of the world’s richest sportspeople by Forbes magazine.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Usain Bolt retired from track and field championships after Jamaica in the 4x100m relay at the world championships in London.Unfortunately there was to be no fairytale as he pulled up and collapsed injured on the track running the anchor leg.Here AFP Sports looks at his glittering career in numbers.1 – world bronze, after being beaten in the 100m in London 2017 by Americans Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman3 – the number of Olympic treble sprint doubles, in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. It should have been a treble treble including all three relay titles, but teammate Nesta Carter tested positive for doping in the Chinese capital4 – times Bolt has been named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: 2009, 2010, 2013, 20175 – the number of sprinters to have beaten Bolt over 100m: Gatlin, Coleman, Jamaica’s Asafa Powell, American Tyson Gay and Antigua’s Daniel Bailey6 – times Bolt has won the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 20168 – Olympic gold medals: 100, 200m (2008, 2012, 2016); 4x100m relay (2012, 2016)9.58 – the world record he set for the 100m at the 2009 worlds in Berlin9.63 – the second fastest time ever run, when Bolt scorched to 100m gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics9 – times Bolt has run sub-9.77 seconds or faster for the 100m11 – world gold medals: 100m (2009, 2013, 2015); 200m (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015); 4x100m relay (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)14 – world medals amassed since making his debut in Helsinki in 2005, when he finished eighth and last in the 200m finallast_img read more

England Golf goes the extra mile for Macmillan Cancer Support

first_imgEngland Golf has announced it is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support’s Longest Day Golf Challenge to help raise the profile of the fundraising event among its 665,000 members and 1,900 clubs.The challenge sees teams of four take on 72 holes – covering over 20 miles of course in one day – to fundraise for Macmillan. Players are encouraged to ask friends and family for sponsorship to help the charity support the growing number of people living with cancer.After registering to take part in the Longest Day Golf Challenge participants can compete to win a three-night break to the final at golf challenge at Boavista Golf Resort, Portugal. The prize includes flights and accommodation and will be awarded to the four eligible teams who raise the most sponsorship money for Macmillan by 3 September 20181.England Golf is urging all golfers to get involved and its staff will be tackling the dawn-to-dusk challenge at Woodhall Spa Golf Club, Lincolnshire.Nick Pink, England Golf Chief Executive, commented: “We are thrilled to support Macmillan’s Longest Day Golf Challenge and to encourage more golfing heroes to set out on 14 hours of non-stop golf and help to change the lives of people affected by cancer.”Kirsty Hobbs, Fundraising Marketing Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “England Golf is helping us take our Longest Day Golf fundraising challenge to more clubs and players in the UK than ever before, which is really exciting. We’re hugely grateful to everyone that will be getting involved and helping us support the growing number of people living with cancer.”In 2017, over 3,400 teams took part and raised £1.7 million. This vital money has helped Macmillan to provide emotional, financial, medical and practical support to people living with cancer across the UK.How to get involved:Clubs• Register your club by emailing [email protected]• Once registered, your club is listed as a venue at www.macmillan.org.uk/longestdaygolf.• Reserve a day on or close to the longest day, 21 June 2018, and let your members and other golfers know you’re hosting the challenge on your course.• Plan to open when the sun rises, and consider waiving green fees and make refreshments available.Players • Once you have a team of four select a captain and register at www.macmillan.org.uk/longestdaygolf• Plan your challenge for or close to the longest day, 21 June 2018, to maximise daylight hours.• Play at your own club or any golf club around the UK. Use the Macmillan website to find Longest Day Golf Challenge friendly clubs nearest to you.• Spread the word at your club and encourage other members to support you with sponsorship and fundraising events.1The prize includes return economy flights from London to Faro, and three nights’ accommodation and meals courtesy of Boavista Golf Resort. Date restrictions apply. Over 18s only. Four persons per team only. Full Competition Terms and Conditions apply. Promoted by Macmillan Cancer Support (registered charity in England & Wales, (261017), Scotland (SC039907) and the Isle of Man (604). Tags: Challenge, Charity, Macmillan 23 Apr 2018 England Golf goes the extra mile for Macmillan Cancer Support last_img read more