FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailWJBF-TV(AUGUSTA, Ga.) — A tour bus headed to the Masters Tournament overturned this morning, leaving one person in critical condition and the driver charged with driving under the influence, according to Georgia State Patrol and Doctors Hospital.The crash happened at 8:45 a.m. on an interstate in Columbia County, Georgia, as the bus was en route to the golf tournament in nearby Augusta.The bus first ran off the right side of the road, and the driver then overcorrected to the left, causing the bus to turn over in the median, the state patrol said. Eighteen passengers traveling from Atlanta were on board, the state patrol said.Nine victims were taken to Doctors Hospital in Augusta; one person is in critical condition, two are in serious condition and the others are in good condition, the hospital said. The driver, 61-year-old Steven Hoppenbrouwer, of Gwinnett County, Georgia, was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane, according to the state patrol.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written by April 5, 2018 /Sports News – National Tour bus headed to Masters overturns, driver charged with DUI: Officials Beau Lund
Written by December 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Snow Promotes Andrew Mitchell to Head Coach FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah (December 10, 2018) – Athletic Director Rob Nielson today announced Andrew Mitchell has been named the new head football coach at Snow College. Mitchell has been the offensive coordinator for the Badgers over the past two seasons, and replaces Paul Peterson who was named the head coach at Dixie State on Sunday, Dec. 2.“Coach Mitchell has been at the forefront of the team’s success over the past two years, and is uniquely qualified to step in and take over the reins of our nationally-ranked football team,” Nielson said.“We are pleased that Coach Mitchell has accepted the head football coaching position at Snow College and have great confidence in his ability to mentor our student athletes,” said Snow College President Gary Carlston. “The essence of football at Snow College is to provide increased opportunity for young men to continue their education, enhance campus life and community involvement. There is still work to do to find membership in a football conference to sustain the program, and we are hoping to make progress in the near future.”Having earned All-America honors as an offensive tackle, and helping the Badgers to an appearance in the NJCAA National Championship game in 2007, Mitchell is a proud Snow College alum. Following his playing career at Snow College, Mitchell played for two seasons at Oklahoma State University where he helped lead the Cowboys to back-to-back bowl games in both 2008 (Holiday Bowl) and 2009 (Cotton Bowl). After his collegiate career, Mitchell enjoyed stints on NFL rosters with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010 and with both Seattle and Jacksonville in 2012.He returned to Snow College two years ago after serving as the offensive line coach at Indiana State University during the 2016 season. Prior to joining the ISU staff, Mitchell served as an assistant offensive line coach at TCU. Prior to his stint in Fort Worth, Mitchell was a graduate assistant coach at North Carolina (2014-15), Houston (2013), and Oklahoma State (2012). Mitchell has played or coached in five FBS bowl games, one ACC title game, and two NJCAA National Title games.As the offensive coordinator at Snow College, Mitchell helped lead the Badgers to a combined record of 18-4 over the past two seasons. During the 2018 campaign, the Snow College offense led the nation in scoring (550), points per game (50.0), yards per carry (6.7) and first downs per game (23.1). The Badgers ranked second in total offense (5,382), yards per game (489.3), rushing yards per game (273.5), rushing touchdowns (37), and total first downs (254). All totaled, the Badger offense ranked among the nation’s top-10 in a total of 16 different statistical categories.FUTURE OF SNOW COLLEGE FOOTBALLMitchell takes over as head coach amid news that six members of the Western States Football League will no longer compete in football. Nielson said talks are on-going and the goal is to find a new conference for the Badger football program.“We are committed to maintaining the national prominence of the Snow College football program,” Nielson said. “We have been in negotiations with other leagues to ensure our program not only continues, but also that we will be able to maintain our standing as one of the top junior-college football programs in the nation.” Mike Traina
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEBuffalo 24, New England 21Cincinnati 31, Tennessee 20Indianapolis 41, Detroit 21Kansas City 35, NY Jets 9Las Vegas 16, Cleveland 6Miami 28, LA. Rams 17Minnesota 28, Green Bay 22Pittsburgh 28, Baltimore 24Denver 31, LA Chargers 30New Orleans 26, Chicago 23 (OT)Seattle 37, San Francisco 27Philadelphia 23, Dallas 9MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERColumbus 2, Philadelphia 1Atlanta 2, Cincinnati 0New York City FC 5, New York 2Orlando City 1, Montreal 0New England 4, D.C. United 3Toronto FC 2, Miami 1Colorado 3, Seattle 1Minnesota at Sporting Kansas City (Postponed)Portland 1, Vancouver 0LA Galaxy 2, Real Salt Lake 1Los Angeles FC at San Jose (Postponed)Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. November 2, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 11/1/20 Written by Beau Lund
Members of the 100th Anniversary Committee include, from left, Patrick McMahon, Janet Galante, former Mayor Roy Gillian, Chamber Executive Director Michele Gillian and Patrick Halliday. (Photo courtesy Chamber of Commerce) The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce announced its 100th Anniversary Celebration, which will be held on Friday, May 8, at the Ocean City Yacht Club.Members of the Chamber are busy planning the event. Committee members include former Mayor Roy Gillian.The Chamber of Commerce has many accomplishments over the past 100 years.The organization was formed from the Board of Trade in 1920. In February 1920, the Delaware and Atlantic Telegraph Company met with the Board of Trade and offered the use of the second floor of the Massey and Edwards building, at Eighth and Wesley, to establish an Information and Publicity Bureau.“Ocean City Chamber of Commerce – Bureau of Information” was placed on the door at the entrance of the building.On April 24, 1920, the Chamber Emblem Committee recommended the following as the official emblem of the Chamber: “The emblem, a circle within a circle, the upper half reading “America’s Greatest Family Resort” and the lower “Chamber of Commerce,” across the center on two lines “Ocean City, New Jersey.”Over the years, the Chamber has grown into an organization that has become a leader in marketing the Ocean City area and an advocate for the business community.The membership is comprised of small independent businesses and organizations that offer Ocean City visitors and residents a variety of products and services.Now more than 535 members strong, the growth of the Chamber has been remarkable.The Chamber is also a supporter of key community events and its partnership with the city has been in place since the inception.It continues to promote “America’s Greatest Family Resort” in many of the same traditional ways such as print advertising and trade shows.The strength of the Chamber’s reputation has been built on being a leader in the community.For more information on the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce and the 100th anniversary, contact [email protected] or call 609-399-1412.
It has been well over a decade since I have written about the scarlet sage, and yet this year, it seems like I am discovering an old friend. I think you should, too. It is like this plant I grew up loving had disappeared, but in truth, while I have been growing other flowers, the scarlet sage has simply gotten better.There is a good chance that you have forgotten about this plant. If you are under 30, there is a very good chance it is totally unknown to you. To get started, know that scarlet sage is our annual salvia, known botanically as “Salvia splendens.” I say “annual” because that is how most of us treat it. In Florida, you’ll find some people growing it as a perennial.New colors and varieties will ensure a dazzling landscape or a sizzling mixed container for the whole gardening season. One group that you will probably find new to you is the Saucy series. ‘Saucy Wine’ and ‘Saucy Red’ have both found fame in the Southern Living Plant Collection. ‘Saucy Coral’ looks as though it was designed with the artist gardener in mind, with one of the rarest colors in the gardening world.The Saucy series is fairly large, growing 2 to 3 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. You’ll find that all of the Salvia splendens do their part to bring in hummingbirds and butterflies. Because of their height, the Saucy series also makes great cut flowers. Deadheading simply brings more flowers throughout the summer.The Vista series is another group that I have always liked. These are more compact, reaching only 1 foot in height and 8 to 10 inches in width. The Vista series comes in six colors and a mix. My color-designer son seems to always make sure white flowers are part of his mixes, and this year, I have to say that the ‘Vista White’ has been extraordinary. Here we are in September, and his mixed planters featuring ‘Vista White’ are amazing.The Picante, Salsa and Sizzler series are also compact when compared to the Saucy series. They have so many colors, you’ll question why they are called “scarlet sage.” They originated in Brazil, so the marketing or varietal names are certainly appropriate.Color from spring through frost means that this annual form of salvia is an exceptional buy and ranks as a stalwart performer. Its spiky texture is most welcome in a garden world dominated by round flowers.The ideal site would get morning sun and midafternoon shade. The soil should be very well drained. Plant on raised beds, or amend heavy soils with the addition of compost or humus. Plant hardiness zones 8 through 10 may find these to be returning perennials with superior drainage.While preparing the soil, incorporate 2 pounds of a slow-release, 12-6-6 fertilizer or something balanced per 100 square feet of planting area. Space the plants 10 to 12 inches apart, planting at the same depth they are growing in the container.Water deeply, once a week, particularly during long, dry periods. In the Savannah, Georgia, area, we have had the fourth-driest summer in a dozen years. On the other hand, we have had the second-wettest summer in terms of frequency of rain. This has been just about perfect for most of our annuals. Adding a good layer of mulch will reward the gardener with happier plants by keeping the root zone cooler and the moisture from quickly evaporating. Prune spent flowers to encourage branching and blossoms. This will be especially important for your late summer and fall display. Feed a month after planting with a light application of fertilizer.Scarlet sage comes in almost any color, including two-toned varieties, so it helps to know your color combinations. I have loved my son’s mixed container of ‘Saucy Coral’ with ‘Black and Bloom’ salvia and bright ‘Sidekick Lime’ ornamental sweet potatoes. And the others planted with ‘Vista White’ seem to complement all other colors. Don’t be afraid to use white. It is super as the sun sets, and the color even reflects moonlight at night.Hummingbirds, butterflies and dazzling beauty are pretty good attributes for scarlet sage. It will give you a sense of “green-thumb satisfaction.”Follow me on Twitter @CGBGgardenguru and learn more about the UGA Coastal Botanical Garden at the Historic Bamboo Farm at coastalgeorgiabg.org.
Dr. Heather Jerome of Jerome Family Chiropractic recently received the 120-hour post-graduate certification in the Principles and Practices of Chiropractic Pediatrics through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association is dedicated to advancing awareness of the chiropractic family wellness lifestyle through education, training and research in the care of children & pregnant women, the I.C.P.A. and its members are fulfilling their vision in the world.Dr. Heather Jerome studied Humanities and pre-medical education at the University of Vermont. She received her doctorate at New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York. She has studied the science, art and philosophy of chiropractic with special attention to massage therapies, maternity and pediatric care. She has completed a residency at a hospital for the treatment of neurological diseases. She has experience with co-treating patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease, ALS and Post-Stroke patients among others. In January 2004 she opened Jerome Family Chiropractic, located at Sidewalk Village in downtown Barre, Vermont. For more information please visit www.jeromefamilychiropractic.com(link is external).
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):With a feeble 44 Bcf (billion cubic feet) of natural gas withdrawn from storage in the middle of a warm winter and prices for natural gas futures contracts crumbling below $2.15/MMBtu (million British thermal unit), Appalachia’s shale gas producers braced for another beating in the stock market Jan. 9 as the new year gets off to a rough start.Shares in EQT Corp., the largest U.S. natural gas producer by volume, sank 11% in heavy trading Jan. 8, as it became clearer that commodities traders do not expect winter weather to salvage commodity gas prices, which are at their lowest level since the winter of 2016. The negative news for current and future gas prices, coupled with a broader market retreat from oil and gas as tensions with Iran eased, hurt America’s pure-play gas producers concentrated in Appalachia, analysts said. EQT shares dropped another 1% on heavy volume after Jan. 9’s opening bell.Year-to-date, an equally weighted index of Appalachia’s top 10 publicly traded gas producers was off 7% at Jan. 8’s market close, with EQT shares suffering the worst, off 16% since the new year began. Utica shale driller Gulfport Energy Corp. and Marcellus Shale producers CNX Resources Corp., Antero Resources Corp., Montage Resources Corp. and Southwestern Energy Co. were all down by double-digit percentage points for the new year when the market opened Jan. 9.The 44 Bcf inventory pull for the week ended Jan. 3, and the previous week’s weak withdrawal of 58 Bcf, were well below the five-year averages. S&P Global Platts Analytics, which examines pipeline flow data, said demand has been down 3.1 Bcf/d for the last days of 2019 and the first days of 2020, likely due to warmer weather in high-demand regions like the Midwest and Northeast.The atmosphere has not been helped by news of producers writing down parts of their shale gas investments, as reserves acquired when gas was $4/MMBtu are worth half that today. Appalachian driller Range Resources Corp. said in a Jan. 8 SEC filing that it would take a second write-down of its Terryville, La., investment, originally valued at $4.2 billion, due to low gas prices. Range’s news came on the heels of supermajor Chevron’s Dec. 10 announcement that it was writing off $5 billion to $6 billion of the value of its Appalachian shale holdings and hinted it would be leaving the play.Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. and others are gloomy about the prospects of significant increases in commodity gas prices in 2020. “We continue to expect prices to weaken further in Q1’20 towards $2/Mcf, absent a weather event,” the energy investment bank told its clients Jan. 3. “Investors will be looking for further cuts to capital plans and growth to be announced during upcoming conference calls. Both economics and cash flow do not support drilling at current levels.”[Bill Holland]More ($): Appalachian shale stocks get battered on low gas prices, easing of Iran tension Bad news continues for shale producers in U.S. Appalachian region
So far this year, 955 people (24 percent minors) have embraced the National Government’s demobilization program, while that number was 1,140 in 2012, implying that this year’s numbers are projected to surpass those by December 31. In addition, four demobilized guerrillas gave a conference to explain the advantages of accepting the state policy of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration. At the same time, they talked about the inhumane treatment received from the guerrillas. The event aims not only at inviting low-level guerrillas, medium-level leadership and militias to surrender their weapons voluntarily, but also to prevent the recruitment of minors and raise awareness among the civilian population of the benefits of this program. Among the actions included at the event was an array of life-size images and information about members of the FARC’s 10th Front – which conducts criminal activities in the Arauca area -, installed in the park’s main square, inviting guerrillas to demobilize and reintegrate into civil society. Representatives of the civil society and renowned figures, such as former goalkeeper Óscar Córdoba and climber Fernando González Rubio – the first Colombian national to reach the summit of the Everest – participated at the event organized by the National Defense Ministry’s Program of Humanitarian Assistance to Demobilized Persons, and told the audience about their experiences and actions to overcome difficulties that led to success. The departments where most people have demobilized are Antioquia (134), Caqueta (122), Cauca (95), Meta (86) and Nariño (63). By Dialogo September 20, 2013 Out of all individuals demobilized this year, 774 were FARC members, and 179 were from the ELN; 713 were male. With the slogan “Arauca is Colombia; Colombia for All,” Colombian Minister of National Defense Juan Carlos Pinzón chaired an event to promote the demobilization of FARC members in Tame, Arauca department, on September 19. Citizens were able to write messages to guerrillas on these life-size figures, to invite them to return home.
I’ve heard it said before that if you end up with a bad employee, you’ve probably made a bad hiring decision. Now, please understand, I’m not excusing an employee’s poor work ethic or a “less than engaged” employee, but more often than not, there’s a good chance that person wasn’t the right fit in the first place.Bad hiring decisions are costly. Beyond how an under-functioning employee affects team morale, workload, and deliverables productivity, the wrong hire also hits hard from a financial perspective. How costly? Take a look at these turnover costs as percentage of actual salary: continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
This post is currently collecting data… There were several reports last week of data breaches: Fintech company Robinhood announced that almost 2,000 market accounts were compromised, Dickey’s Barbecue had information of more than 3 million cards stolen, and Barnes & Noble suffered a breach that exposed some personal information of customers. As a leader in calling for national data security standards, NAFCU sent a letter to Congress urging action to ensure consumers’ information is properly protected in light of these breaches.The association was the first group after the massive 2013 Target data breach to call for a legislative solution to reform the nation’s data security system, and consistently reiterates is principles for a data security standard – which includes holding negligent companies accountable and ensuring consumers are made aware of breaches in a timely manner – to lawmakers.In the letter sent Friday, NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to keep data security a high priority.“Unfortunately, retailers, and even fintechs such as Robinhood, are not held to the same data security expectations as depository institutions, which have faced rigorous cybersecurity exams for years under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA),” Thaler wrote. “Even more troubling, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an advisory last month which warned against precisely the sort of authentication weaknesses that may have played a role in the reported Robinhood breach. This is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr