Utah State’s Bill Garren Named Mountain West Video Coordinator of the Year

first_imgMarch 20, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah State’s Bill Garren Named Mountain West Video Coordinator of the Year FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah – Utah State Assistant AD for Video Operations Bill Garren has been named the 2017-18 Collegiate Sports Video Association’s (CSVA) Mountain West Video Coordinator of the Year, it was announced Monday.Overall, it is the sixth time that Garren has been honored by the CSVA as he was also named the MW Video Coordinator of the Year in 2012-13 and 2013-14 and the Western Athletic Conference Video Coordinator of the Year for three consecutive academic years from 2009-12.Garren was selected for the award by his peers in the Mountain West and is now a finalist for the prestigious Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year, which will be voted on and presented on Thursday, May 17, in Milwaukee, Wis.“It’s an honor to receive this award,” Garren said. “I would like to thank my staff for their dedication and passion for what they do. They work exceptionally hard to represent Utah State and enhance the student-athlete experience. Without them, this recognition would not be possible. I would also like to thank all the video coordinators in the Mountain West for their hard work and maintaining a high standard.”Garren, who is in his 13th year at Utah State, is responsible for managing all aspects of athletic video and editing within the athletics department, with primary responsibilities in football. His other responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the video room and assisting with the video needs for each of USU’s intercollegiate sports.Additionally, Garren also provides technical support and training for coaches and support staff using the latest video technology available. Along with his day-to-day administrative and football duties, Garren and his staff produce intro videos for multiple sports, numerous football highlight and motivational videos throughout the year and provide live Mountain West streaming of games and press conferences for multiple sports.As one of the longest-tenured video coordinators in the Mountain West, Garren and his staff have been instrumental in numerous enhancements for both the Aggie football coaching staff and players to utilize game film. In his efforts, Garren has overseen the construction of the video room in the Stan & Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex, including upgrades to equipment in all meeting rooms and offices. He has also been involved with the construction planning of AV needs in the newly built West Stadium Center.Under Garren’s direction, the video department has streamlined the network in order for coaches and players to have open access to watch video. Today, any football player can easily view all of his reps or study tendencies of an opponent, and coaches have instant access to recruiting film online in order to evaluate potential future players.Prior to his current role at Utah State, Garren served as the video coordinator at Idaho State in 2000 and 2001 before moving to San José State as the video coordinator for the 2002 season. He was then an assistant high school football and track coach in Montrose, Colo., in 2003, before spending the 2004 and 2005 seasons as video coordinator at Idaho State.Garren was an all-conference football player at Montrose High School before playing two seasons at Ricks Junior College (currently BYU-Idaho) and then one season at Idaho State.A native of Grand Junction, Colo., Garren earned a master’s degree in athletic administration from Idaho State in 2005. He and his wife, Melinda, have four children: Maia, Ellie, Milly, and Tyler. Robert Lovell Written by Tags: Bill Garren/Football/Mountain West/Utah State Aggieslast_img read more

Dixie State forces 5 turnovers to defeat Tarleton St. 26-14

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Kody Wilstead passed for 350 yards and a touchdown, ran for another and Dixie State forced five turnovers upending Tarleton State 26-14 in a clash of Division I newcomers.The aptly named Trailblazers never trailed against Tarleton State, forging ahead 10-0 after barely more than a quarter. After the Texans cut the lead to 10-7 with an Ryheem Skinner 1-yard score, Wilstead found Chase Hess for 43 yards, pushing the lead back to 10 points at halftime.Skinner rushed for 197 yards on 31  carries to lead the Texans.Hess, a tight end, led all receivers with 98 yards on five catches. Associated Press Tags: Dixie State Trailblazers Football February 27, 2021 /Sports News – Local Dixie State forces 5 turnovers to defeat Tarleton St. 26-14 Written bylast_img read more

Neptune Energy, Wintershall Dea make two discoveries in northwestern Germany

first_imgA processing plant for the natural gas produced from the Adorf Z15 gas well will be built in H1 2020, said Neptune Energy Neptune Energy reports oil and gas discoveries in Germany. (Credit: Monika Wrangel from Pixabay) Neptune Energy and Wintershall Dea have made two hydrocarbon discoveries in northwestern Germany following the drilling of the Adorf Z15 gas well and the Ringe 6 oil well.According to Neptune Energy, the Adorf Z15 appraisal well in the Emlichheim municipality was drilled to a final depth of 3,500m in the Carboniferous formation. Production tests that were subsequently carried out indicated up to 1,700 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd) of gross flow rates.The UK-based oil and gas company said that a processing plant for the natural gas produced from the Adorf Z15 gas well will be built during the first half of this year with production likely to begin towards the year end.The company said that in the Ringe region, Wintershall Dea, in the role of drilling operator, started operations last December to develop an extension of the existing reservoir. At a depth of 1,500m, the Bentheim sandstone formation was found to be oil bearing, said Neptune Energy.The company said that for completion and connection to the existing infrastructure, the project was given back to it, which is the production operator. Production from the project is likely to begin from next week, said the company.Neptune Energy Germany managing director Andreas Scheck said: “The results of these two successful wells underline the great potential for future oil and gas production in the region and will enable us to increase our production significantly. I would like to thank everyone involved.”The company has a share of 66.7% in the Adorf Z15 gas well and 45% in the Ringe 6 oil well.In March 2020, Neptune Energy reported another oil discovery in GermanyLast month, the company reported an oil discovery in the Rhine Valley in Germany following the drilling of the Schwegenheim exploration well. The company, which is partnered by Palatina GeoCon in the licence, said that it will apply to the responsible mining authority in the Rhineland-Palatinate state for the required permits for taking up further production measures in Schwegenheim.last_img read more

ACO Marine bags Indian Coast Guard contract

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today ACO Marine bags Indian Coast Guard contract View post tag: ACO Marine June 21, 2017 Reliance Defence and Engineering (RDEL) has awarded ACO Marine a contract to supply a wastewater management package for a new Indian Coast Guard training vessel currently under construction.RDEL, which in January 2016 acquired Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering, awarded ACO Marine the contract through its Indian distributor, Vanson Engineering.This is the first time Indian Coast Guard is using the ACO Sewage Treatment plant. Until now, ICG typically operated conventional chemical-based technologies.Vanson Engineering will supply, install and commission two ACO Clarimar MF-4 biological treatment units and ACO PV 225 vacuum stations, after which system training will be given to ICG crews.Fully type-approved to meet MEPC 227(64) and EC MED module B, the ACO Clarimar MF is a plug and play system manufactured using ACO Composite PPFR GREY, a durable polymer material. It combines ACO Marine’s extensively researched and developed ACO-MF filtration technology with the company’s new patented ACO ‘bio-sword’, a self-cleaning filtration element that effectively treats a ship’s wastewater to well below the mandatory levels. View post tag: Indian Coast Guard ACO Marine bags Indian Coast Guard contract Share this articlelast_img read more

Reporting in

first_img== Mike Holling ==Chairman, National Association of Master BakersApart from the challenging economic climate that all sectors of the baking industry are experiencing at present, two weeks ago we were forced to deal with the worst weather conditions seen in the country for 18 years, resulting in further disruption to the industry, leading to lost revenue and a situation that nobody needs, given the pressure we are all under at present.I was asked if my company (Birds of Derby) had a snow policy to deal with such incidents, I have to admit the answer was no – you can already see the Health & Safety brigade consultants having a field day with this one. I have always been of the view that common sense prevails in such circumstances or is that too simple? In these hard trading times, it is essential to market yourself as never before. The craft baker needs to make every effort to highlight its freshly made and quality credentials.With this in mind, the National Association is working together with other key partners in the industry to launch National Craft Bakers’ Week.The primary objectives are to raise the profile of bakers to their consumers, to educate bakers on the benefits of self-promotion, to show that the baking industry can offer solid career opportunities and to show that bakers are innovative, keen to offer choice, responsive to the local and national consumer trends and an integral element within the high street community.A great deal of hard work has already gone into this project by all the key partners to get the idea up and running and it will be a great opportunity to promote the industry. The aim is to run the week during June, so look out for further updates very soon.last_img read more

Press release: Keeping the River Irwell clean

first_img Careful measurement and surveying works were carried out to ensure that the new works wouldn’t cause a constriction, meaning the river flows as it did previously. A section of the stone wall had to be removed during the construction, but this was reinstated using the original stones. With the works occurring so close to a river course, special attention was taken by our contractors to ensure that there were no environmental incidents while they were carried out. The new foundation blocks have given the facility a clean, leak-free bill of health for the next 20 years, ensuring that the legacy of our mining heritage doesn’t detrimentally affect the environment for future generations. 200 Lichfield LaneMansfieldNottinghamshireNG18 4RG In place for a year, the pipeline is protecting the River Irwell by feeding polluted water flowing from an old adit – or mine entrance – in Bacup, Lancashire, into a treatment scheme further down the valley.The original pipeline was replaced last year in a 3 month operation because its deterioration risked up to 80 litres of untreated mine water spilling into the river every second, damaging its ecosystem.After years of sitting in the river, which flows past Manchester and into the River Mersey, the foundation blocks had moved, bending the pipes and moving them out of alignment.Contractors for the Coal Authority, JN Bentley Ltd, carried out the work with help from business partners Severn Trent Services.We also worked closely with Lancashire County Council, the Environment Agency and other stakeholders to ensure the works proceeded safely, with minimum disruption to the public and watercourse.Ecological surveys were taken to ensure minimal disturbance to the environment.The entire river was dammed and a series of pumps moved the water past the areas of work, allowing excavators and engineers onto the riverbed.Sections were then excavated and large, pre-cast, interlocking concrete blocks were fixed into position to take the weight and firmly anchor the pipe. Coal Authority communications and engagement team A section of wall was removed during construction, but reinstated using the original stones.Coal mining has taken place around Bacup and in the vicinity of the River Irwell for hundreds of years. Old Meadows, or Scarr End as it was also known, was formally recognised as a coal mining concern in 1854. It operated under different owners, right up to its closure under the National Coal Board in 1969. Its peak output of coal was recorded as 30 tons per day.The adit, on Burnley Road, is one of the most prominent remaining features of the mining activity in the valley. Originally, the mine water went straight into the River Irwell, but is now treated in settlement lagoons and a reed bed before being returned to the river.center_img The entire river was dammed, allowing excavators and engineers onto the riverbed.Chris Crowe, contracts service manager for the Coal Authority, who oversees the operations department, said that the riverbed was also safeguarded against future erosion before it was returned to its original condition: Email [email protected] Telephone Call 0345 762 6848 and ask for the communications and engagement teamlast_img read more

News story: New research on the long-term health of 2 groups of older veterans

first_imgVery little is known about this topic despite the continued use of chemical agents (for example in Syria, and Salisbury UK) so the findings will be relevant to all those who have been, or are at risk of, coming into contact with chemical agents, including military personnel, emergency services, and the general population.The new research is an update to an original study conducted by the University of Oxford. In the original study, researchers used historical records to compare patterns of cancer development and mortality between 2 groups of approximately 18,000 male veterans.The first group were the ‘Porton Down veterans’ those who were exposed to small doses of chemical agents as part of the ‘human volunteer programme’ at Porton Down between 1941 and 1989 and the second group were veterans in service during the same period, but who did not go to Porton Down.This, earlier, study found little evidence of a link between those exposed to chemical agents (including mustard gas, nerve agents, and protective chemicals for example; antidotes) and cancer or death up until 2004.The main objective of this new research is to update cancer and mortality data by an additional 15 years. This extra data will allow researchers to gain a greater understanding of the relationship between chemical agent exposure and long term health at a level of detail not possible in the original study.To learn more about the study, and your right to object to your records being used for health research, please see Porton Down study on the King’s College London website.Email: [email protected], or call +44 (0) 20 7848 0505.Members of this cohort study may object to their records being used.last_img read more

Midnight North Announces Bicoastal 2018 Fall Tour

first_imgCalifornia’s Midnight North have revealed their plans for the upcoming fall months, including stops along the California coast in November and seven shows on the east coast in December. Midnight North is fronted by guitarists and vocalists Grahame Lesh—son of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh—and Elliot Peck, and rounded out by bassist/mandolinist Connor O’Sullivan and keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Alex Jordan.On November 11th, Midnight North will head to Solano Beach, California’s Belly Up to kick off their mini-run along the West Coast, which will take them to The Teregram Ballroom in Los Angeles on the following night. After a week and a half off, the band will regroup at The Chapel in San Francisco on November 21st.In December, Midnight North will make their trek to the east coast for a seven-show run, making stops at Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground Showcase Lounge; Fairfield, CT’s StageOne; Roslyn, NY’s My Father’s Place at The Roslyn Hotel; Philadelphia, PA’s MilkBoy; Asbury Park, NJ’s Wonder Bar; Washington, DC’s Gypsy Sally’s; and another location to-be-announced on December 7th. Tickets for all upcoming Midnight North concerts go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. local time.Midnight North’s live shows are not to be missed. Last month, the band released Selections from the Great American Music Hall, a live record that features eight of the band’s favorite tracks from that special night, including energetic collaborations with the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, Twiddle‘s Mihali Savoulidis and Ryan Dempsey, and the Northbound Horns—because “horns on the weekends”, according to Bob Weir. Head here to get a further taste of Selections from the Great American Music Hall.For more information on Midnight North, click through to the band’s official website.Midnight North Fall 2018 Tour Dates:11/9 – Belly Up – Solano Beach, CA^11/10 – The Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA^11/21 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA12/6 – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge – Burlington, VT12/7 – TBA12/8 – StageOne – Fairfield CT12/12 – My Father’s Place at The Roslyn Hotel – Roslyn, NY12/13 – MilkBoy – Philadelphia, PA12/14 – Wonder Bar – Asbury Park, NJ12/15 – Gypsysally’s – Washington, DC^with SpaffordView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Physician burnout declared a public health crisis

first_imgBurnout among the nation’s physicians has become so pervasive that a new paper published today by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Harvard Global Health Institute, the Massachusetts Medical Society, and the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association (MHA) has deemed the condition a public health crisis.The paper includes directives aimed toward curbing the prevalence of burnout among physicians and other care providers, including the appointment of an executive-level chief wellness officer at every major health care organization, proactive mental health treatment, support for caregivers experiencing burnout, and improvements to the efficiency of electronic health records.In a 2018 survey conducted by Merritt-Hawkins, 78 percent of physicians surveyed said they experience some symptoms of professional burnout. Burnout is a syndrome involving emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and diminished sense of personal accomplishment. Physicians experiencing burnout are more likely than their peers to reduce their work hours or exit their profession.“The issue of burnout is something we take incredibly seriously because physician well-being is linked to providing quality care and favorable outcomes for our patients,” said co-author Alain Chaoui, a practicing family physician and president of the Massachusetts Medical Society. “We need our health care institutions to recognize burnout at the highest level, and to take active steps to survey physicians for burnout and then identify and implement solutions. We need to take better care of our doctors and all caregivers so that they can continue to take the best care of us.”“The growth in poorly designed digital health records and quality metrics has required that physicians spend more and more time on tasks that don’t directly benefit patients, contributing to a growing epidemic of physician burnout,” said co-author Ashish Jha, a Veterans Administration physician and professor at Harvard Chan School. “There is simply no way to achieve the goal of improving healthcare while those on the front lines — our physicians — are experiencing an epidemic of burnout due to the conflicting demands of their work. We need to identify and share innovative best practices to support doctors in fulfilling their mission to care for patients.”“Massachusetts hospitals place a high and unwavering priority on the safety and well-being of patients and everyone who works in or visits their facilities,” said co-author Steven Defossez, MHA’s vice president for Clinical Integration, and a practicing radiologist. “In particular, we recognize the need to further empower health care providers and support their emotional, physical, social, and intellectual health. This report and its recommendations offer an important advance toward ensuring that physicians are able to bring their best selves to their lifesaving work.By 2025, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services predicts that there will be a nationwide shortage of nearly 90,000 physicians, many driven away from medicine or out of practice because of the effects of burnout. Further complicating matters is the cost an employer must incur to recruit and replace a physician, estimated at between $500,000 and $1,000,000. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Candidates square off in midterm election

first_imgMany Notre Dame students aren’t registered voters in Indiana, so their ballots won’t affect the outcome of the U.S. Congressional elections in the state’s second district. However, since Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s are located in the second district – along with Holy Cross College, Bethel College, Indiana University-South Bend and Ivy Tech Community College – the race between incumbent Republican Jackie Walorski and Democrat Joe Bock will certainly impact the region in which current and future students live.The Observer spoke to Joe Bock on Friday about his stance on issues that are of special interest to students. Walorski’s campaign did not respond to requests for an interview over the past week.Walorski, a South Bend native, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012 and currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee, Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Budget Committee, according to her campaign website.Bock said his disappointment with the current “dysfunctional government” is one of the main reasons he’s running.“I just can’t believe how dysfunctional our government is,” he said. “And frankly, there are certain groups of Republicans who are so uncooperative that I think they need to be taken out, and that’s why I’m running against Jackie Walorski.”Education in the districtBock said the local colleges and universities are key parts of the northern Indiana economy and he would like to see them leveraged to develop the region economically.“There’s been a lot of focus on high technology here in St. Joseph county, but there’s a lot of manufacturing here as well,” he said. “We need to make sure [these companies] are positioned to expand.“Certainly, on the high-technology side, the universities have a huge role to play in terms of faculty members patenting their discoveries and then turning those into companies. That’s the whole idea of course, with Innovation Park and Ignition Park in downtown South Bend. We’re going to get more accustomed to seeing faculty members working with investors and creating companies.”According to an August press release from Walorski’s office, she toured the district to “hear from education officials, community leaders and students about ways to improve opportunities that will prepare northern Indiana students for a globally competitive workforce.”Bock and religionBock is a faculty member of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health and an international humanitarian aid worker. According to his campaign website, he holds a PhD from American University and served in the Missouri legislature for six years, and he said he has worked at Notre Dame for eight years.He is also a parishioner at St. Therese of the Little Flower Catholic Church in South Bend, and he said his faith is the source of his motivation in the election.“I got involved in international humanitarian work because of my faith; I got involved in politics because of my faith,” Bock said.Bock cited Catholic Social Teaching on the Dignity of the Human Person and the Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers as he described his stance on economic issues.Economic policy“I see a government that is going more and more in the direction of favoring large corporations that have operated on the basis of maximizing profits without much of a moral compass at all, unless the board or the CEO has a moral compass,” Bock said. “There are certainly companies out there who are that way. That’s one of the things that the Notre Dame business school tries to address – business is not just for profit.“And I think we need a government that doesn’t just favor large companies, that also supports small businesses. We need a government that supports workers and provides an environment where people can thrive.”Walorski’s website highlights job creation as a key issue and cites her experience in the Indiana State Legislature as proof of her commitment to it. The website also addresses her views on the national debt and her conclusion that “Washington is broken.”“With our national debt standing at nearly $17 trillion and counting, Jackie firmly believes we must put a stop to runaway spending to protect future generations and sustain a strong economy,” the website states. “Jackie supports a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, a model that worked in the state of Indiana.”Bock said he believes students should have options to refinance their loans much like people who buy homes have options to refinance their mortgage. He said he supports maintaining or expanding the Federal Pell Grant program as well.“The budget that Paul Ryan put forward, the head of the budget committee in the House, actually cuts Pell Grants,” Bock said. “That’s something that Congresswoman Walorski supports. She voted for that budget, and that’s one of the areas where we differ.”Sexual assaultRecently, colleges and universities have entered political conversations as part of ongoing national concern with prevention and response to sexual assault. Bock said he finds the prevalence of sexual assault “astonishing and shocking and despicable” and believes it is appropriate for the federal government to address since it’s a problem nation-wide.“I believe Notre Dame and other universities and colleges are raising awareness among students,” he said. “Certainly, from the standpoint of dealing with it in the criminal justice system, there needs to be ways in which women can speak up without feeling like they are making themselves a spectacle. And I think people are trying to address that in different ways, and I think we need to be open to addressing that issue as well.”Bock said he thinks “it’s appropriate to move forward” with the White House campaign against sexual assault, since it’s an issue “that has been neglected for far too long.”In January 2014, a bill authored by Walorski “to provide protection for whistleblowers of military sexual assault” was signed into law by President Obama, according to her website. According to a South Bend Tribune report, the bill requires an inspector general investigation into “any retaliatory personnel actions taken against victims who reported rape, sexual assault or other sexual misconduct.”Immigration reformNotre Dame announced in fall 2013 that it had adjusted its admissions policies to make it possible for undocumented students to attend. Bock said he understands the frustration of colleges and universities trying to make their policies without federal reform yet.“To me, if you have comprehensive immigration reform, you don’t necessarily need to do a special [policy] … for students,” he said. “Colleges and universities are doing that now … [because] they’re frustrated that there’s no reform yet. But I think as a government, what we need is to focus on having reform and addressing the issue, not just putting out heads in the sand and ignoring it.“The fact that the Speaker of the House (Republican John Boehner) was unable to bring forward an immigration bill is pathetic,” he said. “That’s one of the reasons I’m running.”According to an Aug. 19 report in the South Bend Tribune, local immigration advocates were disappointed with Walorski’s lack of support for House Resolution 15, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act” when they met with her in August. Walorski did not take a position on the broader issue of immigration reform or the path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants during the meeting, the Tribune report stated.“She currently is not saying anything about [immigration reform], except that she’s listening,” executive director of La Casa de Amistad Sam Centellas said in the article. “She’s being a politician; she doesn’t want to show her hand until she sees what happens.”Bock said because illegal immigration to the United States is a civil violation, not a criminal violation, he believes an appropriate response would be a fine.“The idea would be, rather than putting all of our resources into border guards and everything else, we ought to assess a fine on people who come in illegally and we ought to adjust it to the point where it’s a deterrent to come in,” he said. “It needs to be fair to all concerned, including people who have been trying to come in legally … but at the same time, we need to respect the rule of law.”Bock cited Catholic Social Teaching about respecting the dignity of the person as informing his views on immigration reform.Polls close in Indiana at 6 p.m. tonight.Tags: campaign, Congress, Election, House of Representatives, Jackie Walorski, Joe Bocklast_img read more