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Be a part of the Saturday Club

first_img Local News Be a part of the Saturday Club Creamy Fruit SaladSouthern Style Potato SaladSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay By admin – May 25, 2018 Facebook Odessa families with children ages 5 and under can find a fun spot on Saturdays at the Saturday Club.The club is 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at the: Boys & Girls Club of Odessa, 800 E. 13th St.There will be family activities, fun, crafts, games and food. Get weekly updates by texting BGC SATURDAY to number 313131, and receive a weekly update of time, location and activities. Call 337-8389 or email [email protected] Home Local News Be a part of the Saturday Club ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleSuperhero Stroke fundraiserNext articleGUEST VIEW: Are illegal immigration amnesty Republicans trying to hand majority back to Pelosi? admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest OC employee of the year always learning WhatsApp 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Twitterlast_img read more

Majority of people want ‘cautious approach to reopening’

first_img Google+ Majority of people want ‘cautious approach to reopening’ Pinterest Google+ A Minister of State believes that the majority of people want to maintain a cautious approach to reopening despite calls for a plan in the Republic to mirror the North. Minister Colm Brophy says decisions made and the aftermath of the Christmas period has made people more wary of the dangers of Covid-19.Minister Brophy says there is of course a desire to get back to normal but overwhelmingly, the public feel caution is the way forward for now.He says it’s important to do things right the once:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/bophy1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterestcenter_img Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Previous articleRenewed calls to scrap proposal for sewage plant near national schoolNext articleNWCU get go ahead for cricket return News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – April 16, 2021 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Operators must be on board at the outset

first_imgINTRO: UITP Secretary General Pierre Laconte warns that consortia formed to design, build and fund light rail projects must have operating expertise available from the start or court financial disasterTHERE SEEMS little doubt that cities will face increasing difficulties in raising funds from traditional state sources for major light rail projects. In this context the International Union of Public Transport has found that there is a growing interest in the public-private sector partnerships put together in Great Britain to get light rail and other railway projects off the ground. Valuable lessons have been learnt in the success of Manchester and in the problems that afflicted Sheffield, while the projects now under way in the West Midlands and in Croydon (p165) offer further examples for other cities to study.UITP Secretary General Pierre Laconte suggests that the consortia formed in Britain to get light rail projects going ’contradict the traditional story of public-private partnerships where the private sector gets guaranteed profits and the public sector covers the risk.’ But he warns that the promoters of light rail projects ’have had considerable difficulty in satisfying the British Treasury that there is an “adequate” transfer of risk to the private sector.’Asked if he thinks that private sector funding has helped reduce the capital cost of light rail, Laconte says it is vital for any project ’to look at costs and revenue in a life-cycle perspective which requires the most reliable, proven technology and easy maintenance’. He says that private sector operators may take a longer term financial view, and that their involvement should ensure clearer objectives.Laconte says that public-private sector partnerships need ’a high level of management expertise from both sides, especially where long-term contracts entailing large capital investments are involved.’ It is important that authorities define clearly which risks are to be borne by the private sector, while political risks such as public enquiries and safety requirements should be settled by the authority at an early stage in the bidding process.Perhaps most fundamental for success is to have a consortium in which the operator plays a leading role right from the start: ’successful consortia are geared towards a full life-cycle stewardship of the project in which the costs can be properly evaluated. Laconte cites the success of the French motorway company Cofiroute as something to emulate: ’it has a long-term interest in making money, perhaps over 30 years, and it does not make its profit on the building process. Each section is built by the lowest tenderer, and Cofiroute concentrates on the best possible operations – avoiding fraud and making good facilities available for motorists. Where projects have been initiated by subsidiaries of construction companies, they have often ended up losing money while the contractors have made short-term profits.’A serious danger is for the operator to be left with infrastructure that is difficult to operate because the consortium in charge has no operating culture or experience. OrlyVAL in France, for example, is a ’pure showpiece project for Matra’, says Laconte, who contrasts the line with VAL in Lille – also built by Matra – where the operator was in charge of the project. ’The operational difficulties associated with traffic congestion and excessive city centre parking provision must not be underestimated. Only by addressing them head-on will more people be attracted to use new public transport facilities’, he says.While Britain’s experience may seem largely irrelevant to light rail planners and operators in Germany, Laconte believes that ’things will start to happen in 1998 as the Länder and city authorities seek to reduce the costs of rail services. ’Many have shown a clear interest in competition between established operators and new entrants who may be able to offer the same service at a cheaper price.’ This will be a key issue for debate in the next few months, not least at this year’s UITP Congress in Stuttgart. oThe 52nd International Union of Public Transport Congress will be held in Stuttgart’s Messe- und Kongresszentrum on June 1-6. Details from: UITP, Avenue de l’Uruguay 19, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.Tel: +32 2 673 61 05 Fax: +32 2 660 10 72 e-mail: [email protected]last_img read more

Dobson Announces 2007-08 Signees

first_img Share Dobson Announces 2007-08 Signees June 14, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – West Florida Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Head Coach Matt Dobson recently announced the incoming student-athletes for next season. Ten men and six women will run for West Florida for the 2007-08 cross country and track season.The ten incoming men’s cross country runners are all freshmen and each one signed a national letter of intent. Sean Jansen comes to West Florida from Sickles High School in Tampa. Jansen, who will also run in middle distance races, was a member of the Sickles team that finished seventh out of 24 teams at the 2006 Florida High School Athletic Association Class 4A State Meet.Twin brothers Andrew and Nicholas Maedel will start their collegiate career at West Florida. The Ridgeview, Fla. natives both ran for four years for head coach Terry Smith at Orange Park High School. Nicholas was named a Foot Locker South Cross County Top 10. He set personal bests with a 4:31 mile and 9:48 two mile. Nicholas also helped Orange Park to a sixth place finish at the 2007 state cross country tournament by finishing 25th in the FHSAA Class 3A state meet. Andrew helped lead Orange Park to a 19th place finish at the FHSAA Class 3A state meet. At the 2007 St. John’s River Conference Meet, he finished seventh in the 1,600 meter run.Two student-athletes from Leon High School in Tallahassee will be making the trek west to Pensacola. Jared Black was the top Leon finisher in 22nd place at the UF Gator Invitational. He also earned a pair of Top 10 finishes at the Lincoln Invitational and the Miccosukee Madness 5K. James Griner was the top Leon finisher with a fourth place time of 17:12.71 at the Lincoln Invitational. He also earned an eighth place finish with a time of 17:52.11 at the Miccosukee Madness 5K.Dobson also signed two student-athletes from the Fort Myers, Fla. area. Scott Lydick is a graduate of Fort Myers High School who ran for head coach Kelly Heinzman-Britton. Tyler Stowell is from nearby North Fort Myers High School.Nicholas Farrington earned two cross county and four track letters at Lecanto High School in Lecanto, Fla. He earned third team all-state honors as a senior after finishing 16th at the state meet. He set personal records in the 5,000 meters (16:28), mile (4:28) and the 800 meters (2:00).Two other runners will join the Argonaut program as walk-ons. Tallahassee product Tyler Endicott of Florida High School in Tallahassee will also run middle distance races. Endicott was a 2007 All-Big Bend Cross County selection and participated in the state meet in the 4 x 800 meter relay. James Headley will also run in middle distance races after running at Clearwater High School.Of the six incoming women runners, two are transfers. Katherine Ragia, of Daytona Beach, Fla., will transfer to West Florida after running for two seasons for Webber International in Babson Park, Fla. Ragia set the school record in the 3K, 5K, 10K and half marathon. She was also an NAIA national marathon qualifier. Ragia posted the sixth-fastest 5K time during the 2006 season with a 20:37 at the Stetson Hatter Invitational.Sophomore Ashley Collis will transfer after a one year stint at Truett-McConnell Community College. She helped lead the Lady Bears to an National Junior College Athletic Association Region XVII title with a 16th place finish in the championship race.Three of the four incoming freshmen signed national letters of intent. Kelli Midden was a Foot Locker South Cross Country Finalist at Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Fla. She was a 2007 Boca Raton News All-Area selection in the 3,200 meters and a state track and field honor roll honoree.Along with cross country events, Marisa DeFeo and Shannon Collins will also run middle distance races. DeFeo ran for head coach Terry Muntain at Orange Park High School. She qualified for the state meet in the 800 meters with a time of 2:16. Collins ran for head coach Amanda Martin at South Lake HS in Mineola, Fla. Kiana Overton from Pensacola’s Escambia High School will walk-on and participate in hurdles and middle distance racesPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Lion’s den: Jeff Tambroni leaves a national powerhouse to take over a struggling Penn State program

first_imgJeff Tambroni laid out his message as clear as he possibly could. Binders were passed out to every Penn State player, 20 pages full of everything from academic and athletic expectations to how to maintain social well-being. A blueprint for success. Taking over a losing program, Tambroni knew he had to turn the previous coaching regime’s culture on its head. And it began with his first meeting with the Nittany Lions. ‘One of the things that we heard coming in here was that the culture just really needed to be shaken up, needed to be changed in a lot of ways,’ said Tambroni, who took over as PSU head coach this offseason after 11 years as head coach at Cornell. ‘We were meticulous in that message and very thankful that in the beginning we were able to map it out. ‘We needed to give these kids an idea of why we were there and what we were trying to accomplish to see who was on board.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Tambroni shocked the lacrosse world on June 17 when he left his head coaching position at Cornell to take over a Penn State team coming off a 2-11 season. The Nittany Lions were coached by Glenn Thiel for the last 33 seasons, but they made only two NCAA tournaments and never won a tournament game. Tambroni went 109-40 in 11 years at Cornell and took the Big Red to the NCAA championship game in 2009, where it lost to Syracuse. So when Tambroni took a less-than-prestigious Penn State job, it was a big surprise. Especially to the current Cornell head coach and former assistant under Tambroni, Ben DeLuca. Tambroni and DeLuca were at a lacrosse camp in Minnesota when Tambroni got a chance to talk to his former assistant about his decision. ‘I thought he might be kidding around with me or pulling my leg at first,’ DeLuca said. ‘But once I had a chance to speak with him about the different factors he considered that went into his decision, it made a little more sense to me.’ Tambroni actually turned down Penn State when the job was first offered to him this summer. After about three days of discussions with administrators from both athletic programs, he chose to stick with Cornell. He said he wasn’t in a place where he could see the potential to change the culture and program in State College, Pa., at that time. But a few days later, he heard from the Penn State athletic department again and decided to give it second thought. Then came the decision. Stick with a program he led to the NCAA final four in three of the past four seasons, or take over a program with minimal success and no tradition? He chose the latter. ‘I just felt at this stage in my career, what a great opportunity to take a step back and see if you can help guide, help build a program,’ Tambroni said. ‘Alongside your assistant coaches and a group of guys in an athletic department that stands for a lot of the same things Cornell did.’ The new head coach quickly got to work assembling a coaching staff that would be with him every step of the way. He hired two young assistant coaches, Chris Doctor and Peter Toner. Doctor was an assistant at Lafayette, where he guided a proficient offense that led the nation in goals per game in 2009. Toner was previously the defensive and recruiting coordinator at Bryant. Both assistants are young, eager coaches who believe in Tambroni’s message about changing the culture. And that’s necessary to turn around a program that has been stagnant for the better part of 33 years. Toner and Doctor both remember that first meeting Tambroni had with his players. Players’ eyes grew wide as their new coach spoke. Some nodded as Tambroni laid out his plan for turning Penn State into a respectable lacrosse program. And it affected Doctor just as much. ‘He was just excited and emotional,’ Doctor said. ‘That was the first time I was around him in that setting where he’s kind of raising his voice a little bit. ‘It gave me a little chill, I’m not going to lie. It amped me up to coach.’ It’s just as important to receive those feelings from his players. He tells his players they don’t always need to agree with him, Tambroni said, and he doesn’t have to agree with them. But when they step out of the locker room together, they need to be on the same page. Getting the understanding and confidence from his players has been especially difficult in this first year. Recruiting season for 2011 was long over when he took the job, so all of the current Nittany Lions were recruited by Thiel. And not all players have adjusted to the new regime. Some — Tambroni said a couple seniors — decided it wasn’t for them right away. He said others have been weeded out over the past couple of months. Overall, a ‘handful’ of players have left the program. ‘I said to our guys our time frame needs to be today,’ Tambroni said. ‘They need to think long and hard the moment their feet hit the ground in the morning about what they’re about to undertake during the day. … There were some non-negotiable things we talked about, and a couple guys decided they didn’t want to do it.’ The Nittany Lions lost their first exhibition game of the season, 7-4, to Johns Hopkins on Feb. 5. Tambroni looked at the positives, though. It was the first time he saw his team play with a high level of energy for 60 minutes straight. Winning will be a process. Tambroni said winning isn’t the main focus for 2011. But it will still be a focus. Tambroni expects to compete and to make the NCAA tournament down the line. But for now, the most important thing is making a losing culture believe it can win. ‘As far as doing our job, I don’t think that’s a three-, a five-, a 10-year job you have to wait for,’ Tambroni said. ‘I think we can do it today. … Our expectations are more based day to day, making these guys feel part of something special. ‘And if winning follows, which I think is kind of the next progression of building from within, I think that will happen.’ [email protected] Comments Published on February 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjrcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more