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Stop What You’re Doing and Customize Your Dream Land Rover Defender

first_imgArkonik/FacebookArkonik is driven by a single goal: keeping Land Rover Defenders alive and well through handmade restoration, modernization, and customization.Over the last decade, the Arkonik team has traveled all over Europe looking for these timeless and seminal machines to rehabilitate and resell to in North America (yes, these puppies will get pass customs). Founded in 2007, the England-based company has since become specialists in the trade with three unique options.Arkonik/Facebook Arkonik/FacebookThe Arkonik’s Origins collection offers both the two-door, short-wheelbase Defender 90 and the bigger, stout-hearted Defender 110. A special line of Editions is “extensive back catalogue,” according to the company. Via the Bespoke option, you can completely customize the Defender 90 or 110 you’ve always fancied and pile on some additions to make the vehicle truly yours.The best part? Even if you aren’t in the market for a new car — the Defender 90 and Defender 110 start out at $99,999 and $110,000, respectively  — you can still play with the Origins online tool and virtually build your dream Land Rover.Arkonik/Facebook Arkonik/FacebookFirst, it’s time for the basics. You can pick from a selection of exterior paint colors, interiors, tires, rims, grilles, bumpers — you name it, and Arkonik has options.The comes the fun stuff. Arkonik also provides a plethora of amenities that can turn your desired Defender into reality, from Front Runner roof racks for easy gear transportation to fully loaded off-road kits for adventure into the wild. The customization process allows you to craft a Land Rover that best suits you and your lifestyle (or dreams).Arkonik/Facebook Arkonik/FacebookOther add-ons include storage space, bespoke interiors, modernized driver technology, and performance upgrades — for extra moolah, of course. But you can’t price on nostalgia with contemporary flare, can you?If you’re serious about snagging one of these custom jobs, get started now, because Arkonik has a turnover time of about 16 months.Feature image courtesy of Arkonik/Facebook. Why Fresh Hops Are Essentially the Magic Sauce of Craft Beer The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected Understanding Diets and Dieting with Shawn Wells A Rev-ealing Conversation About IndyCar Racing with Takuma Sato An Astronomically Fun Chat About Space and Wine With a Winemaker and Former Physicist Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

UN agencies team up with key groups to prevent violence against health

Setting up a joint task force, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Services International (PSI) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) have conducted research showing that that nearly 25 per cent of all violent incidents at work occur in the health sector, affecting more than 50 per cent of health care workers. Violence in the health sectors goes well beyond assaults or affronts to the individuals, threatening the quality of health care as well as productivity and development, according to the study. “The consequences of violence at work in the health sector have a significant impact on the effectiveness of health systems, especially in developing countries,” said Vittorio di Martino, who conducted the research. Women are especially vulnerable. While ambulance staff are reported to be at greatest risk, nurses are three times more likely on average to experience violence in the workplace than other occupational groups. Since most health workers are women, the gender dimension of the problem is evident, the ILO said. In response, the joint task force has released new guidelines aimed at supporting all those responsible for safety at the workplace, including governments, employers, workers, trade unions, professional bodies and the general public. In addition, the guidelines show how health workers can approach the problem by adopting various types of intervention, minimizing the impact of violence and preventing its recurrence. read more