first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Cleveland Browns are said to be tapping Bill Callahan as their next offensive line coach.A source tells ESPN the team plans to hire the 63-year-old, who last served as the interim head coach of the Washington Redskins following the firing of coach Jay Gruden. Prior to replacing Gruden, Callahan served as the Redskins’ offensive line coach, a position he held since 2015.Callahan’s resume also includes stints as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders from 2002 to 2003 as well as the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 2004 to 2007.He will join Kevin Stefanski on the sidelines, who earlier this month was hired as Cleveland’s new head coach.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund January 21, 2020 /Sports News – National Report: Browns to hire Bill Callahan as offensive line coachcenter_img Written bylast_img read more

first_imgInternational riders in the UK are reeling at an unexpected consequence of Brexit ‒ a drastic price hike in Eurotunnel tickets for horses.The Eurotunnel, also known as the Channel Tunnel or Chunnel, is a 50.45-km railway tunnel that runs beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover and is the only fixed link between the island of Great Britain and the European mainland.Since January 1 the French-owned tunnel operator has imposed, without notice, a one-way £385 ($665 CAD) surcharge per horse, on top of the £400 ticket for the vehicle.Last year was a transitory stage before the UK’s total withdrawal from the European Union, during which DEFRA ‒ the UK’s food and agriculture agency ‒ did an enormous amount of work to prepare horse transporters for the new documentation required by both their animals and vehicles at border control. However, many have been caught by surprise by Eurotunnel’s decision.Henry Bullen, director of global transportation company Peden, understood the price increase was blamed on the cost of building a new inspection facility near the port at Calais. He hoped it would be swiftly reviewed.The 31-mile Eurotunnel opened in 1994. Horses were not allowed until 2010, in preparation for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The service continued after the Games, and became popular with the hundreds of British riders who compete frequently in continental Europe. A Eurotunnel crossing takes around 35 minutes, with at least four services an hour and minimal boarding time.The shortest sea ferry route, from Dover to Calais, takes 90 minutes not including loading and is often subject to delays and bumpy seas. Ferry crossings cost around £120-200 per transporter, irrespective of how many horses are carried. There is no confirmation yet that ferry operators will raise fees, although a surcharge in the range of £90 per horse is rumoured.Last week Horsesport.com asked Getlink, corporate owner of Eurotunnel, for comment but received no reply.The impact on British riders competing abroad, and on European riders attending shows in the UK and Ireland (which remains in the EU), will not become clear until the worst of the pandemic has passed. Most major UK shows and events have been cancelled since April. Moreover, England is in its third national lockdown.Dane Rawlins, long-time organiser of the Hickstead CDIO, lives in the south of England but has ridden for Ireland since 2011. “We used to manage with the ferry and I guess we will do it again,” he said. “But it could deter European riders from coming here. Our international shows may end up mostly contested by the ‘fake foreigners’ living here like me!“Someone has dropped the ball. The UK used to have a tripartite agreement with Ireland and France which I believe predated the EU. The UK is still top rated on animal hygiene, so what is going on? The government still seems to think of horses as a rich man’s hobby so we would not have been a priority when they were scrambling to reach the trade deal at the very end of 2020.”Of the new EU requirements for horse transportation, truck approval is causing most headaches. Crazily, the new certificates could not be obtained in advance, so people are now driving empty trucks to France and back to achieve this.In November, Eurotunnel advised it would be limiting the number of animals transported by one person at a time to five, although it exempted sport horses and racehorses. That decision distressed the many UK charities coordinating the rehoming of dogs which have been abandoned in Europe. Tags: Brexit, Eurotunnel, Channel Tunnel, Chunnel, price hike, Email* Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.last_img read more

first_imghttps://ocnjdaily.com/after-the-flood-a-fight-over-a-1-2-million-repair-bill/https://ocnjdaily.com/1-2-million-repair-bill-in-limbo-as-hud-postpones-meeting/ Pecks Beach Village in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in November 2012 in Ocean City, NJ.A May 20 vote will decide the fate of a $1.2 million reimbursement to the City of Ocean City for emergency repairs that helped low-income residents return to their homes in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.The Ocean City Housing Authority is moving forward with resolutions that would authorize repayment to the city, according to Executive Director Alesia Watson. The authority’s Board of Commissioners will consider the resolutions at meeting 7 p.m. May 20 in the fifth-floor community room at Bayview Manor (635 West Avenue).The vote could put an end to a million-dollar debate over how repairs were made to a federal housing complex near Fourth Street and Haven Avenue.Floodwaters more than two feet deep filled the first-floor living spaces of the 60 units at Pecks Beach Village during Sandy in October 2012, and resident families were forced to abandon their damaged homes and take shelter in one-room hotel units provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).The city had no obligation to make the repairs — the Housing Authority is autonomous and operates under the auspices of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). But Mayor Jay Gillian said he witnessed the slow pace of the federal relief effort and the growing frustration of residents, and he decided to step in. The city used an affordable housing fund and hired local contractors to expedite the work. The first Pecks Beach Village residents returned to their homes in early February 2013 and all were back within another month.For Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Executive Director Ed Price, the pace of work was admirable but also troublesome. The Housing Authority has to answer to HUD, and Price said in March that he feared potential repercussions from procedures and guidelines that were not followed in the rebuilding effort.“The Authority puts itself in jeopardy if it pays the city without getting HUD involved,” Housing Authority Solicitor Charles Gabage told commissioners at the time.Commissioners then voted to seek guidance from HUD before proceeding. Documentation was forwarded to Washington, D.C., for review.Watson said Monday that HUD has  responded. HUD told her in a letter that the issue should be handled locally because it does not involve federal money. She said HUD advised the Authority to work with its solicitor to resolve the issue.“The city has been a good partner to us, and I want to make sure we maintain that relationship,” Watson said.Gabage and Ocean City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson are working on a shared services agreement that would pave the way for the Board of Commissioners vote on May 20.“I’m pretty much confident that our board will resolve this issue.” Watson said.McCrosson said Monday that she does not anticipate any issues with the shared services agreement.Watson said that the Authority already has paid out $326,000 from insurance proceeds to Serv-Pro for initial flood-damage remediation. She said the Authority does have all the money to pay the city back.“The concerns raised by myself and other commissioners regarding the work completed at Pecks Beach Village were based on a letter sent by HUD on December 17, 2012 that mandated 10 requirements to be met by the Housing Authority,” Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Vice Chair Stephen Lalli said in a written response. “That letter was subsequently affirmed by HUD in another letter on December 12, 2013 as well as by at least two emails.  In these letters, it was clear that HUD understood the city would be using COAH funds as a bridge loan to be paid back by the OCHA with FEMA and insurance proceeds.”Lalli’s statement continued as follows:“Our assumption was that HUD considered these Housing Authority funds to be ‘program income’ subject to the 10 requirements they mandated. Otherwise, if public housing funds were not being used, why would they have mandated compliance with HUD regulations in the first place?”Also, at that time we were advised by counsel not to ignore HUD’s request … It is my understanding that HUD has now lifted some of the requirements they originally set forth. They have advised the board to confer with its counsel for advice on how to resolve the situation.Nevertheless, rather than wait for a response from HUD, since the time that the March meeting with HUD was cancelled, the OCHA chairman has been negotiating with the city business administrator in an attempt to resolve all outstanding issues.  The focus has been on those issues which may directly affect the residents financially.  Based on my last conversation with the chair a while ago, substantial progress is being made and it is my expectation, and his, that a complete resolution is forthcoming soon.”Price, who is running against Gillian for mayor in the May 13 municipal election, has deferred to Lalli for comment during the campaign.Read more:last_img read more

first_img Pinterest Following extensive consultation with the Irish government, medical authorities and the administrative staffs at Navy and Notre Dame, the football game scheduled for Aug. 29 between the two institutions will not be played at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, due to the coronavirus pandemic.The two teams plan to open the season in Annapolis, Maryland, at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The 94th-consecutive game of the longest-continuous-intersectional rivalry in the country will likely be played Labor Day weekend (Saturday or Sunday) and be televised nationally by ESPN or ABC.“Our student-athletes have had great experiences competing in Ireland and are very disappointed not to be returning to Dublin in 2020,” said Jack Swarbrick, Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics at Notre Dame. “The change of venue has been a very difficult decision for our colleagues at the Naval Academy, but we are in full support of their choice. We are also grateful for everything our partners in Ireland have done to make this a smooth transition. We look forward to going back to Ireland for a game in the not too distant future.”“We are obviously disappointed not to be traveling to Ireland this August,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. “But, as expected, our priority must be ensuring the health and safety of all involved. I am expecting that we will still be able to play Notre Dame as our season opener, but there is still much to be determined by health officials and those that govern college football at large. Once we have a definitive plan in place, we will announce the specifics pertaining to the game.”“College football is one of the greatest spectacles in world sport and we had been thoroughly looking forward to welcoming Navy and Notre Dame here this summer for the first game of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic Series,” said Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar.“Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, that is now not possible, but we hope to see both universities return to Aviva Stadium in the coming years. I want to personally thank both Chet Gladchuk and Jack Swarbrick for their efforts to bring the game to Ireland and we hope to welcome both teams back in the near future”The previous installment of the storied rivalry game at Aviva Stadium in 2012 saw more than 35,000 fans travel from the United States. In 2020, around 40,000 people from the U.S. were expected to attend the sold-out game.Both programs will continue to work closely with the event organizers to plan for a return to Ireland in the coming years. Information on ticket refunds will be forthcoming.The scheduled meeting in Annapolis will mark the first time Notre Dame visits Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in the 94-year span of the rivalry. Each prior meeting hosted by Navy has been played at a neutral site. Overall, Notre Dame owns a *79-13-1 record over the Midshipmen. WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebook Pinterest Notre Dame home opener relocated from Dublin Twittercenter_img By Carl Stutsman – June 2, 2020 0 317 Notre Dame wide receiver Chase Claypool (83) runs from the pursuit of Louisville defensive back Russ Yeast (3) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Louisville, Ky., Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Notre Dame won 35-17. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) The University of Notre Dame announced on Tuesday morning that they will not be playing their home opener against Navy in Dublin, and instead will play against the Midshipmen in Annapolis, MD. This will be the first time that Notre Dame plays in Annapolis.The decision comes after Notre Dame and Navy officials met with health consultants and Irish officials about what issues may come about from continuing with the game as planned. The university says the game will likely be played Labor Day weekend but more details are to come.Below is the full release from Notre Dame: CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend MarketSports Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Previous articlePursuit ends with police involved shooting, trooper injured by suspect vehicleNext articleConcern about coronavirus spike in letter to Elkhart business community Carl Stutsmanlast_img read more

first_imgFood manufacturer Bakkavör has reported its revenues were up 1.3% to £434.2m in the 13 weeks to 28 June.Despite the softened fresh prepared food market, its UK division generated revenues of £394.2m. This was ahead of the wider UK fresh prepared food market, which declined by 0.7% in the quarter. Growth remained volume-driven.Changes made during the quarter include transferring its frying business to a new facility and closing the original site. The company also “withdrew from certain low margin business”, incurring “exceptional charges” of £3.6m in the quarter, mostly due to redundancy payments and asset impairments.Agust Gudmundsson, chief executive officer, said: “The group delivered a strong first half performance, building our market share whilst also improving margins. We expect the trading environment to continue to be challenging with the UK grocery market remaining highly competitive.“Although the discounters continue to gain ground, we remain absolutely committed to supporting the growth plans of our existing customers.“To achieve this, we are significantly increasing our capital spend to underpin recent business wins and we continue to invest heavily in product innovation.”last_img read more

first_imgFor junior faculty members struggling in life’s bottleneck — those sometimes magical, often harried years when the demands of a budding career and a young family contribute to a feeling that sometimes there just isn’t enough of you — help is on the way.The Eleanor and Miles Shore 50th Anniversary Fellowship Program for Scholars in Medicine was created with such junior faculty members in mind. Begun in 1996, the program was established to commemorate the half-century anniversary of the admission of women to Harvard Medical School (HMS). The program recognizes that in today’s society, where both partners in a relationship usually work, the pressures of proving oneself professionally often come at the same time that junior faculty members are juggling the needs of small children.The program’s awards provide support for academic activities and can be used to hire additional laboratory assistance or to create protected time to write grant applications, prepare manuscripts, complete research, or develop a new curriculum. There are 94 fellows this year, 76 of whom are receiving the award for the first time. They were celebrated at a reception at HMS in early December.“We continue to see wonderful projects from faculty representing the quadrangle, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), and so many of our affiliate institutions,” said Carol Bates, HMS assistant dean for faculty affairs. “The Shore Fellowship celebration allows the dean to recognize these promising junior faculty in the presence of family and mentors. We look forward to seeing the outcomes of many of these projects as faculty are promoted in the coming years.”For Xiu-Ping Wang, an assistant professor of developmental biology at HSDM, the fellowship means additional help in her lab, where she’s studying the molecular and genetic basis of embryonic tooth development, with hopes of unlocking the secrets to tooth regeneration.Wang’s research points to a still-far-off day when tooth replacement and repair may be done by self-regenerating. She works with laboratory mice that naturally grow more or fewer teeth than normal. She is examining the genomes of those mice, looking for genes that control the abnormal growth.There’s plenty of room for research in this field, Wang said. It has the potential to serve as a model for other types of organ regeneration research because teeth, the heart, lungs, and other critical organs, can be worked on without endangering patients.“The advantage is that tooth regeneration or replacement is not life-threatening, so it can be a model for other kinds of organ replacement,” Wang said.The Shore Fellowship is providing welcome assistance, Wang said, as she balances the pressures of being both a scientist and a mother to her 5- and 15-year-old sons.“It’s pretty challenging to come to work on weekends or to stay after work. There’s not enough time to stay with your kids. I want to be a good mother and a good wife and still work in this field,” Wang said. “I appreciate the opportunity to get this fellowship.”For Matthew Davids, an instructor in medicine at HMS and Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the pressure of raising a young family is faced by both partners in his marriage. His wife, Jennifer, is a surgeon completing a fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. Together, they are raising their 3-year-old daughter.Davids works on chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most common type of that disease and a form that tends to strike later in life. It is a slowly progressing disease, and Davids is working, among other things, on an intervention that can delay the need for chemotherapy. The drug used is non-toxic and well-tolerated by patients, but it is expensive. The additional resources provided by the fellowship made the difference between a drug trial happening or not, Davids said.last_img read more

first_img Doctor Zhivago View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 10, 2015 Related Shows The April 2 evening performance of epic romance Doctor Zhivago has been canceled as leading man Tam Mutu is out of the show due to illness. With less than a week of preview performances to date, there has not been time to prepare the understudy; performances will resume on April 3. The Des McAnuff-helmed production will officially open at the Great White Way’s Broadway Theatre on April 21.The tuner features a book by Michael Weller, music by Lucy Simon and lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers. Based on the 1957 novel by Boris Pasternak, the romance is set during the final days of Czarist Russia and follows Zhivago, a political idealist, physician and poet. His life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his devoted wife, Tonia Gromeko and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar. Zhivago is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, competing for her affections with the young revolutionary Pasha Antipov and the aristocrat Viktor Komarovsky.The cast also includes Kelli Barrett, Tom Hewitt, Paul Nolan and Lora Lee Gayer.Broadway.com customers with tickets to the canceled performance will be contacted with information on refunds or exchanges.last_img read more

first_img Coalition embedded partnering teams in Helmand province continue to mentor and train Afghan National Army soldiers to operate independently. A logistics partnering team at Camp Leatherneck was recently tasked with training, advising and mentoring the 5th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 215th Corps – a national army logistics battalion – on the functions of tactical logistics support, while preparing the Afghan soldiers for unilateral operations, according to Marine Capt. Victor Kamantauskas, a partnering team member. “We have definitely seen a paradigm shift in the [Afghan National Army] where they are more willing to take on their own tasks,” said Kamantauskas. “They are building their confidence and ability to conduct independent operations day by day.” The Kandak soldiers are responsible for providing logistics support to three national army infantry battalions throughout Helmand province. The embedded partnering team conducts daily mentoring sessions spanning a wide-range of logistics and military topics. They also go on partnered combat logistic patrols to provide the soldiers the skills to become a self-sufficient logistics battalion. “We’re taking a ‘back-seat’ approach right now, letting the [Afghan National Army] lead, but eventually we’ll wean off of that,” said Marine Capt. Redmond B. Gautier IV, embedded partnering team executive officer. “That’s not to say our replacing unit won’t have a job, there’s still work to be done. The [Afghan National Army is] definitely taking the lead – more than we expected – and that’s a positive thing.” Afghan National Army Lt. Col. Amanullah Kohbandi, the Kandak’s commanding officer, believes the joint efforts of Afghan and coalition forces will help make a better country for his people. “I’m thankful the Marines are here to help,” said Kohbandi, speaking through an interpreter. “[As a logistics battalion] we’re the heart of the brigade. If the heart stops pumping, the blood stops flowing.” A passion for success is apparent in Kohbandi’s parting words: “As long as there is one drop of blood left in my veins … I will continue to stand and defend my country.” By Dialogo November 29, 2010last_img read more

first_img continue reading » Worrying about money is something that many of us do on a regular basis. Your electric bill comes in higher than usual. Your car needs repairs out of the blue. Your landlord raises your rent, or your property taxes go up. It’s easy enough to let life’s many expenses throw you for a loop, but there’s a difference between reacting to specific trigger events and walking around day in, day out feeling perpetually stressed about money. Unfortunately, the latter describes the reality that most Americans face.According to a 2016 study by Northwestern Mutual, 85% of U.S. adults suffer from financial anxiety. Furthermore, over the past three years, 36% of Americans have grown increasingly anxious over their finances. More than a quarter of Americans say they worry about their finances at least once a day, and 67% claim that financial anxiety impacts various aspects of their health. Not only is financial anxiety making many of us sick, but it’s also affecting everything from our home lives to our social interactions to our careers. And unless we do something about it, the problem is likely to get worse.What are we all so stressed about?While unexpected expenses are the primary source of financial anxiety for most Americans, day-to-day expenses are a close second. Furthermore, almost a third of Americans worry about not having enough money in retirement, while a quarter or more are stressed about healthcare expenses, housing costs, and credit card debt.Of course, these are all extremely valid concerns, but spending time actively worrying about money won’t do you nearly as much good as taking steps to address your fears. If you’re suffering from financial anxiety, here are a few things you can do about it: 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgWe are all leaders.Subjugating your leadership to perspectives that minimize your potential are valued by no one.Years ago, I did a vision quest to Tanzania for 21 days and carried only a small duffle, journal, pen, and camera. Most of the time sleeping was in a small tent, with a sleeping bag on the ground or small cot. Meals were prepared outdoors, over a fire, and under the sky. Hikes of 5 to 15 miles a day through the country offered the gift of self-reflection and noticing myself in new surroundings far from home, totally disconnected.A significant learning space were the days when we camped near Hadza, one of the last remaining hunter gather tribes on this planet. Each person in the tribe has a responsibility to learn everything. Gathering tubers, picking berries, hunting game, following the honey birds, gathering and carrying water, and feeding the babies were the responsibility of all. Each person was a leader of the tribe’s bold steps or strategic initiatives: find food and water. Survive. continue reading » 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more