Local group aims to teach girls skills for a safe, healthy lifestyle

A new event by a local group aimed to teach girls, in particular, useful skills for living a healthy life — which could also protect them from human trafficking.

Z-Club held Girl Empowerment Day on Saturday at Memorial Park Pavilion, and Logan Huckstep — who’s been president of the club for two years — said “Our thinking behind Girl Empowerment Day was if we teach these girls to be empowered and to defend themselves, then they won’t be as easily led into dangerous lifestyles” where they might be exploited.

Z-Club has in the past invited Nanette Ward — a founding member of the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition — to speak to the community, but the group tried a new approach this year.

Ramona Huckstep — Logan’s mom and the club’s adviser — said a check of the proceeds from the event’s registration fees and other fundraising would be

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Planet Fitness to Require Face Masks in All Locations Effective August 1

Industry Leader Strengthens Health and Safety Protocols Globally

HAMPTON, N.H., July 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, today announced that members and guests will be required to wear a mask at all times while inside all open stores, beginning August 1. Currently, all Planet Fitness employees are required to wear masks. To date, the Company has approximately 1,450 locations open across 46 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, and Australia.

“As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic, amid an ongoing global health crisis, wellness has never been as essential to our collective community as it is today,” said Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer at Planet Fitness. “Gyms are part of the solution and a key element of the healthcare

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On-Demand Health Care Provider Remedy Names Dr. Ronald Dixon Chief Medical Officer

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Remedy, an on-demand health care provider, today named veteran health tech executive Dr. Ronald Dixon as chief medical officer to support the expansion of Remedy’s 24/7 medical services, including providing virtual care for people with chronic diseases.

Dixon’s appointment is the latest executive addition by Remedy, a doctor-founded health care company with tech-grounded services for virtual visits, clinics, in-home care, employers and private medical practices.

Remedy’s powerful combination of providing virtual visits and house calls in Texas’ major markets has generated a dramatic increase in positive patient outcomes, increasing access to medical care amid lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Dr. Dixon’s experience in developing top-notch health care technology platforms and virtual disease-management protocols will help expand the services Remedy provides to our patients and employer partners,” said Dr. Jeremy Gabrysch, founder and CEO of Remedy. “With Ron’s guidance, the Remedy model for delivering health care

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Former Pemex boss facing corruption trial leaves hospital

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Former Petroleos Mexicanos Chief Executive Emilio Lozoya has left hospital, where he was taken suffering from health problems upon his arrival back in Mexico two weeks ago to face corruption charges, government officials said on Saturday.

The 45-year-old Lozoya, who was boss of the state-run oil company commonly known as Pemex from 2012 to 2016, was earlier this week barred from leaving Mexico at initial court hearings into his impending trial for alleged bribery and money laundering.

Lozoya, who denies wrongdoing, has been fitted with an electronic bracelet so his whereabouts can be tracked during the trial, which prosecutors have asked for six months to conclude.

Lozoya was admitted to hospital in Mexico City on July 17 after doctors said he had developed anemia and esophagus problems following his extradition from Spain.

Two officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Lozoya had been released from hospital

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