Football Names Award Winners at Channing Smith Banquet

first_img Print Friendly Version The 2017 Drake University football team put the finishing touches on its season with the 120th annual Channing Smith Banquet on Saturday.Fifth-year senior and team captain Tanner Evans was the most honored player of the evening as he took home two awards.Evans was awarded the team’s Theme Award for the personifying the team’s season-long theme and mission ‘Build the House’. He also received the “We Are Relentless” Award.Senior Grant Kraemer was named the Johnny Bright MVP, while fellow senior Nathan Clayberg received the Gen Schultz Award, which is the annual honor bestowed upon an upperclassman who displays the highest standards of leadership, citizenship and personal conduct on the field and in his academic and campus activities. Fifth-year senior Payson Wick was honored with the Paul Morrison ‘All In Award’.The team’s top workers on the practice field also received much deserved recognition for their efforts in preparing the Bulldogs to compete week in and week out with the Scout Team Awards. Cross Robinson was honored with the Offensive Scout Team Award. Armando Fitz Jr. earned the defensive award and Alex Rogers received the special teams honor.120th Annual Channing Smith BanquetAward WinnersJohnny Bright MVP Award – Grant KraemerPaul Morrison ‘All In Award’ – Payson Wick’Build the House’ Theme Award – Tanner EvansGene Schultz Award – Nathan Clayberg”We Are Relentless” Award – Tanner EvansOffense Scout Team Award – Cross RobinsonDefense Scout Team Award – Armando Fitz Jr.Scout Team Award – Alex RogersOffense Hammer Award – Ryan LemkeDefense Hammer Award – Mike MaizeSpecial Teams Hammer Award – Austin Dismondlast_img read more

No inpatient beds for children with mental health issues in Donegal

first_imgDonegal is among 19 counties across the country unable to provide inpatient beds nationwide for children and adolescents suffering from acute mental health issues, new figures revealed. Figures released to Fianna Fáil TD James Browne showed that there are just 74 inpatient beds nationwide for children and adolescents suffering from acute mental health issues.According to, of the nine regional Community Health Organisations, five are without any beds whatsoever. The CHOs without any inpatient beds for children with mental illness cover Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Laois, Offaly, Longford, Westmeath, Meath, Louth, South Tipperary, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford, Clare and Limerick. “There are just 74 acute beds available for children and adolescents across the country and they are in the CHO areas that include Dublin, Cork and Galway. Five CHO areas, covering 19 counties, have none at all,” noted Browne in a statement issued on Saturday.“It seems extraordinary to me that there are no beds in the South East, the Mid West, the Midlands and the North West. I have no doubt that the absence of such beds leads to children being admitted to adult units and worse, waiting for hours in very unsuitable A&E Departments.”He added: “This is yet another example of the inadequate services currently being provided in child mental health services nationally.”Comparatively, there are 1,024 inpatient beds nationwide for adults suffering from acute mental health issues. No inpatient beds for children with mental health issues in Donegal was last modified: August 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Steve Kerr on Jordan Poole’s slump: ‘I know exactly how he feels’

first_imgNEW ORLEANS — Warriors coach Steve Kerr had plenty of shooting slumps during his playing career, but the one in the 1996 Finals stands out to him. “I was having a great playoff run and, all of a sudden, in my first Finals, I couldn’t make a shot.”Then, in Game 6, Kerr found his rhythm, going 3-for-4 for seven points and helping clinch the Chicago Bulls’ fourth championship. Kerr, one of the great shooters in NBA history, is in a qualified position to give slumping rookie Jordan Poole advice. …last_img

South Africa’s renewable energy shift

first_img6 November 2012 The government has signed the first round of agreements with independent power producers that will see an initial 1 400 megawatts of renewable energy being added to South Africa’s energy mix, while bringing an estimated R47-billion in new investment into the country. The signing ceremony, involving 28 approved bidders from the first window of the Department of Energy’s renewable energy programme for independent power producers, took place in Pretoria on Monday. While the majority of the bidders are foreign companies, 67 South African companies have formed partnerships with them. The 28 projects, involving an estimated R47-billion in new investments, are spread across some of South Africa’s most rural and least developed provinces, including the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Limpopo, North West and the Free State. The wind and solar projects are expected to be integrated into the country’s national energy grid during 2014.Social development, job creation The commitments the bidders have undertaken include community development initiatives within a 50-kilometre radius of each project. The bidders have collectively committed R2-billion towards socio-economic development, and R1-billion towards empowering women in the energy field. “We will watch this [development] like a hawk,” Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said at Monday’s signing, adding that the participation of black people in the projects was important as the government did not want to have to call for transformation of the sector. “In total, these bidders will spend R12-billion over the duration of the implementation agreements on South African contractors, including empowered enterprises, small and women-owned businesses,” Peters said. According to the government’s Integrated Resource Plan, a 20-year projection on electricity supply and demand, about 42% of electricity generated in South Africa – about 3 725 megawatts (MW) – will be required to come from renewable resources. The plan places specific emphasis on broadening electricity supply technologies to include gas, imports, nuclear, biomass, and renewables (wind, solar and hydro) both to meet the country’s future electricity needs and to reduce its carbon emissions.‘Milestone for South Africa’ Eskom executive Kannan Lakmeeheran said the signing ceremony was a significant milestone for South Africa, adding that the state power utility could not meet the country’s energy requirements on its own. “The electricity industry, as we increasingly see, will be one of a hybrid nature, with Eskom still retaining a significant position but a vibrant private sector developing too,” Lakmeeheran said. “The industry will be driven by the need for security of supply and climate change concerns, energy efficiency and technological advancements. It will look very different in 2030 to the way it looks now.” Lakmeeheran added that Eskom, which would be signing power purchase agreements with each of the bidders, looked forward to connecting the new power producers to the national grid and buying power from them. Source: read more

Blower Door Testing

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Air leaks in houses are a big problem. Leaks make homes uncomfortable and expensive to heat and cool. They create condensing cold spots that attract mold and rot. They lead to frozen pipes and make homes less resilient during prolonged power outages.Dealing with air leaks starts with locating them. There are many ways to find air leaks; the easiest and most common is to use a blower door. Blower-door tests used to be the exclusive domain of weatherization workers and building-science geeks, but that’s not the case anymore. Everyone involved in residential building needs to become more familiar with blower-door testing because universal testing for all new homes is coming.Section N1102.4.1 of the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) includes a requirement for blower-door testing with airtightness standards spelled out for the country’s various climate zones. New houses will need to meet or exceed these airtightness numbers to meet the current building code (see climate-zone map, below). It’s not clear who will do the testing, however. Some code-enforcement offices let contractors do their own blower-door tests. Others require third-party testing. It seems likely that some will have their inspectors do the testing. How does a blower door work? A blower door has a powerful variable-speed fan and a two-channel digital manometer, or air-pressure gauge. After being temporarily installed in an exterior door opening and turned on, it draws air from the house and blows it outside. The manometer measures both inside and outside air pressure.For most of the tests, the idea is to register a 50-pascal (Pa) difference between the inside and outside air pressure using the blower door’s 3â„4-hp fan. The amount of air and fan power that it takes to register the 50-Pa difference corresponds to how tight or how leaky… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Miami Has Fired Al Golden After 58-0 Loss To Clemson

first_imgAl Golden gives game ball to Hunter golden gives game ball to hunter knightonAl Golden has been on the hot seat at Miami for what seems like two seasons now, and Saturday’s 58-0 home loss to ACC favorite Clemson was the final straw. Miami announced that Golden has been “relieved of his duties” in a statement this evening.Golden Relieved of his Duties Effective Immediately –— Miami Hurricanes (@MiamiHurricanes) October 25, 2015University of Miami Director of Athletics Blake James announced today that he has relieved Head Football Coach Al Golden of his duties effective immediately. Assistant coach Larry Scott will serve as the Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the 2015 season. “Coach Golden has led our program through some very difficult times and he has done so with class, integrity and a true desire to see our students succeed on the field, in the classroom and in the community.” James said. “However, we have a proud tradition of excellence at Miami, not just in football but in all sports, and we want to compete for ACC and national championships. I simply believe that now is the time to bring the Hurricane Family together and rally behind our young men.”This is a shift from Saturday, when James stated that Golden would not be let go. Golden finishes with a 32-25 record. Miami has been stocking large recruiting classes in 2017 and 2018, so it will be extremely interesting to see what happens with those young players. [Hurricane Sports]last_img read more

Crews doing maintenance on Blue Grave Creek Bridge this week

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Yellowhead Road & Bridge North Peace crews will be doing work on the Blue Grave Creek Bridge on the Upper Halfway Road for the first half of this week.The bridge, which is located at the 73-kilometre marker of Upper Halfway Road, will also be closed Monday, March 12th until Wednesday, March 14th because of routine maintenance from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.YRB apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. If you require further information feel free to contact us by phone 250-262-2600 or email [email protected]last_img

Horizon North awarded conditional contract for two new work camps near Halfway

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Horizon North Logistics Inc. announced today that its Halfway River Horizon North partnership has been granted a conditional award to build two new work camps west of Fort St. John.The company says the conditional award is for the construction of two new accommodation facilities of 575 and 610 beds respectively, using Horizon North’s existing Kobes Creek Lodge. The contract is subject to external regulatory approvals, customer internal approvals, and an agreement on the final contract terms.“This conditional award pairs Horizon North’s presence as the largest open camp provider in the Montney region with our dedication to strong partnerships with Aboriginal communities,” said Horizon North President and CEO Rod Graham. “We look forward to continuing our work with the customer towards a completed contract and implementing our full turn-key workforce accommodations solutions with our partners from Halfway River First Nation.”Horizon North said it expects to generate revenue of $63 million between August 2018 and November 2019. The two new facilities and an expansion of the Kobes Creek Lodge will done entirely with the company’s existing infrastructure.“This conditional award shows the significant benefits that our Halfway River Horizon North partnership can bring to our community,” said Halfway River First Nation Chief Darlene Hunter. “From projects like these, we look forward to continuing to build financial prosperity, job opportunities and growth for our First Nation members.”last_img read more

Maha 3 women on morning walk crushed to death by vehicle

first_imgPune: Three women were killed when an unidentified vehicle knocked them down while they were on a morning walk in Maharashtra’s Pune district on Wednesday, police said. The vehicle driver sped away after crushing the women to death near Udapur village in Junnar tehsil on Ahmednagar- Kalyan Highway, an official at Otur police station said. “It seems the incident took place between 5.30 am and 6 am when an unidentified vehicle hit the women while they were on a morning walk. All the three women died on the spot,” he said. The deceased were identified as Meerabai Dhamale (60), Kamal Dhamale (65) and Changunabai Gaykar (70), all residents of Dhamalemala area in Otur town, he said. A case was registered and a search was on for the vehicle and its driver, he added.last_img read more