Benton McDonald Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Photo courtesy: Dallas Morning News Previous articleWinkler returns to Baseball as student assistantNext articleRobinson looks primed for starting role in 2018 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit + posts Facebook Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Twitter Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall printSeniors Ty Summers and Ben Banogu were both two-star recruits when they arrived in Fort Worth for their first year. Heading into their senior seasons, they will be viewed as anchors of Gary Patterson’s defense.The linebacker and defensive end duo led all returning players in tackles and sacks last season with Banogu being named to the Big 12’s preseason first team and Summers earning honorable mention honors. Banogu recently earned the title of preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, one year removed from his conference Newcomer of the Year accolades.Both have realistic chances of being selected in next spring’s NFL Draft with Banogu looking to be the first Horned Frog taken in the first round since wide receiver Josh Doctson in 2016.Regardless of their NFL success, Banogu and Summers represent yet another set of Gary Patterson players that flourish in his system and grow to be just as successful as any number of four or five-star prospects, regardless of their high school rating.Patterson gave insight to his recruiting strategy at his season-opening press conference. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“Number one, that rating is your rating. That’s not my rating,” Patterson said at this year’s Big 12 Media Days. “If I’m bringing them in, I think they’re a pretty good player.”Patterson’s commitment to his scheme and his system as well as finding players that fit them regardless of their ranking is a major part of TCU’s success over his 19 years as head coach in Fort Worth.TCU’s 2011 Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin, a win that put the program on the national radar and helped push them towards their eventual admission into the Big 12, was led by three seniors that were all part of Patterson’s 2006 recruiting class.Andy Dalton, Jerry Hughes, and Marshall Newhouse would all go on to start in the NFL and were ranked as three, two and two-stars respectively coming out of high school.However, they fit what Patterson was looking for, bought into his system, and propelled TCU to its biggest win in program history.“So you recruit whoever you want to recruit,” Patterson said. “You recruit who fits your program. It doesn’t do you any good to have a good athlete if its a square peg fitting into a round hole.”Even as TCU has found more and more success in its ability to recruit top-tier high school players, landing its highest rated player ever in 2018, quarterback Justin Rogers, and its highest-ranked class in 2016 (21st nationally), Patterson continues to find players that far out-produce their high school ranking.Both Banogu and Summers suffered injuries in their high school careers, impacting their ability to be noticed by college scouts and national recruiting services.I knew I could do that myself. I just needed someone to give me that chance.” – Ty Summers. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Summers, a quarterback in high school, attributed his own belief in himself along with Patterson’s as a driver of his collegiate success.“I’ve always known I can do more,” he said. “I really appreciate that Coach P saw that in me and gave me a chance to completely switch sides of the ball.”Banogu attended the University of Louisiana-Monroe out of high school and transferred to TCU after recording 5.0 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss during his sophomore season in Monroe.While being such a low-rated recruit did put a chip on his shoulder, he also said that coming into a program like TCU, where unheralded players are constantly succeeding, gave him confidence.“When you’re surrounded by guys like Ty and Mat Boesen, who last year came in as a junior-college transfer, played and was an All-American, he kind of gives you confidence that ‘Hey I wasn’t recruited high, but at the end of the day, I’m doing it,’” Banogu said.Patterson’s ability to mold players and fit their abilities into what works best with his style of defense is a major reason why the Horned Frogs again look primed to have one of the better defenses in the Big 12 and the country despite losing five impact starters.“I think that’s one of the things we’ve always done,” Patterson said. “We know what we’re looking for.” Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ ReddIt Linkedin Twitter
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vmargineanu/iStock(ODESSA, Texas) — Police in a pair of west Texas cities have reported at least one individual reportedly shooting at random people.According to the Odessa Police Department, there may be two suspects involved in the shootings, which left multiple people injured. The Midland Police Department posted to Facebook saying that they believe there are two shooters in two separate vehicles. One vehicle is believed to be a gold or white Toyota truck. The other is a USPS Postal Van.White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham tells ABC News that President Trump has been briefed on the incident, and the White House continues to monitor the situation.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. American dreams?On 1 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today US training trends are usually expected to migrate to the UK. DeeDee Doke asks training experts on bothsides of the pond to assess their likely impact this yearAt the beginning of 2003, the economic and political challenges facing USbusiness are becoming training issues in corporate classrooms, as business andtraining themselves adapt to the uncertainties of a volatile world. From security awareness to human performance analysis, US business islooking to training to help it adapt to manifestations of the new world ordersuch as terrorism, corporate ethics and values lapses, productivity stagnationand globalisation. Or, prevent such challenges from taking big bites out of thebottom line. “It is a time of dramatic change,” says Pat Galagan, managingdirector of content at the American Society of Training and Development, inAlexandria, Virginia. “It is also a time of great promise. New doors areopening.” One example is e-learning, which in the US as elsewhere, infused thetraining industry with a new breed of IT-literate trainers with differentskillsets than most veteran trainers. Trainers are also being required to have greater business acumen than everbefore to guide their audiences through the ever-increasing complexitiesinvolving a company’s strategy. This equates to more training for the trainers,along with companies’ chief learning officers, on a variety of fronts.”Companies are becoming more global, everything is being done faster. Newskills are not just business skills, but emotional skills, teamwork, and globalawareness,” Galagan says. Performance gaps One area of increasing training focus in the US is human performanceanalysis – a 30-year-old movement that Galagan says is now gathering speed. A performance consultant will examine all aspects of a workplace situationto determine where a performance gap is occurring, what the cause is and how tofix it. “What’s new is analysing the situation instead of defaulting to atraining course. It is very results-orientated,” Galagan says. UK training consultant Andrew Forrest wishes such a system was taking holdhere. “I think it ought to be a trend,” he says. “A lot of moneyis thrown at organisational training, and I think evaluation is an absolutelykey point. I’d like to see organisations taking evaluation moreseriously.” Even ‘world-class’ organisations are far behind the power curve inappropriately assessing the type of training they actually need because theydon’t necessarily understand what knowledge gaps exist, he says. Forrest believes that knowledge management expertise within the UK generallyremains at “a very, very basic stage”. He says: “There’s a longway to go to identify good processes in one part of the organisation and for itto make its way to the other parts.” Greater rewards and recognition must be put in place to underscore trainingin this field, Forrest says. In terms of business training content, look no further than the newsheadlines of the past 12 to 18 months to get an idea of two of today’s keytraining content trends in the US. Let an issue become a cause celebre in the US, and a training course on howto – or how not to – choose the same path is sure to follow. Consider the 1974Watergate scandal, for instance. It first forced then-President Nixon toresign, and then changed the course of US journalism training to develop andinstil new investigative skills in the nation’s reporters and editors. This tradition of seeking solutions to crises and preventing mistakes thatled to earlier crises is now being played out in US businesses’ trainingcentres as the events of 11 September and the Enron and WorldCom scandals forcebusiness to reconsider security practices and procedures, and ethical codes andvalues. “Since 9/11, there’s been a lot of interest in security training,”says Galagan. “The creation of the Homeland Security department willfurther drive up interest.” Companies that feel vulnerable to terrorist attack,such as transport firms, airlines and energy providers, are among the mostlikely to seek out such training, although the post-9/11 anthrax attacks andthe Washington DC sniper incidents are prompting a broad variety of businessinterests to become more security knowledgeable as well. Similarly, fallout from a lack of concrete ethics frameworks within USbusiness – unlike the UK’s corporate governance model – has fuelled interest inethics and values training, particularly within leadership developmentprogrammes and MBA offerings. And to tie up all of those pressing business issues into onestrategy-conscious package, a training method of helping companies visualisetheir past, present and future is picking up steam among US-based companiessuch as Charles Schwab, IBM and National Semiconductor. San Francisco’s Changeworks Global guides senior teams to, literally, see‘the big picture’. A strategic illustrator works with participants to develop avisual representation of what a company wants to accomplish. “We helporganisations set out their change road map,” says trainer Cynthia Scott.”We show the big picture in a way they can understand.” Contactswww.astd.comwww.changeworksglobal.comwww.theworkfoundation.com
An Oxford landlord has been ordered to pay almost Â£5000 after a faulty boiler could have put his student tenants at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.Glaswegian GP, Dr Tariq Mahmood, appeared in Oxford Magistrates Court, where he pleaded guilty to breaching gas safety regulations at his property in East Oxford.A gas installer first discovered that the boiler was out of order in December 2010, and further investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) revealed that the boiler had been faulty for two years.Following Mahmood’s hearing, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Inspector Dozie Azubike commented, “Dr Mahmood’s lack of care could have had very serious consequences for his Oxford University student tenants.‘Every year approximately 20 people die and many others suffer ill health from carbon monoxide poisoning. Unchecked gas appliances can become unsafe over time, exposing tenants to possible serious injuries or even fatality.‘It is therefore vitally important that landlords fulfil their gas safety obligations to their tenants.”A spokesperson for Oxford University commented, “We advise all students who are living out to know their rights and ensure that landlords undertake all necessary maintenance to ensure their safety. But we also recommend that every student in private accommodation should purchase and install an audible carbon monoxide alarm if one is not already fitted; it could save your life.”Other Oxford students have expressed grievances about their landlords. A Pembroke Theology student told Cherwell, “We had an infestation of mice in our house. Despite promising to get pest control teams to exterminate the vermin, our landlord did nothing about it. Living out that year was hell.”
The Warden, who has two years left of a twelve-year tenure, has identified the safeguarding of Keble’s educational mission and the strengthening of the College community as his main focus going forward. As explained by the Warden, Keble has already made attempts to reduce costs through the cancellation of alumni events and the reduction of academic allowances. But without the associated revenue of the conference business, which will be suspended until Summer 2021, and with an anticipated drop in academic fee income, the College has begun a process of redundancy consultation. In his first statement to the student body, the Warden expressed a desire to “avoid any compulsory redundancies if at all possible” and “to give as much support as we can to those affected.” It is not yet known what form this support will take. Keble College has announced a month-long process of consultation about a redundancy programme to deal with the financial impact of COVID-19. Details have been given in an email to students and a recorded statement. The College told students that it has lost around £3 million in revenue due to the cancellation of conference and bed and breakfast bookings and a loss of income from room rentals. The Governing Body states that it is aiming to avoid any compulsory redundancies. In a recorded message to students, the Warden stressed the importance of avoiding “unsustainable debt”. He stated such financial instability would prevent the College from continuing its work in student access and admissions and in supporting the graduate body. The JCR President and Keble College have been contacted for comment. In response to a FOI request from Cherwell, Keble stated it employed 135 non-academic staff in total in the last financial year, most of whom are involved either directly or indirectly in the conference business. The total cost of their employment was £4.68 million in the 2018-19 financial year. Roughly half of these staff were furloughed, and their full salary was paid by the College. The ongoing impact of the pandemic has rendered these costs unsustainable. The College has stressed that the decision to make “dedicated and hard-working” staff redundant has not been taken lightly. Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC BY-SA 3.0 In recent years Keble has continued to pursue its educational mission through the establishment of the H B Allen Centre for graduates. This project cost a total of £60 million for its construction and fit-out and was funded mostly by support from alumni and friends, with gifts and pledges totalling £38 million.
Maheshwar Sah has accepted the position of program chair for pre-engineering at Ivy Tech Community College. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Nepal Engineering College and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering from Chonbuk National University. Sah previously worked for Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne as well as IU-PU Fort Wayne as an adjunct professor. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of California-Berkeley in the Nonlinear Electronic Laboratory.Andrea Grillo has accepted the position of CNA/QMA director for Ivy Tech Community College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana. Grillo previously worked for Southwestern Indiana Health Services Academy as a CNA and QMA instructor. Grillo is a psychiatric mental health nurse through the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), as well as a certified CNA/QMA instructor through the state of Indiana.Dierdre deGravina has accepted the position of nursing faculty for Ivy Tech Community College. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Nursing Education from WGU Indiana. DeGravina previously worked at Deaconess Health System as a staff registered nurse (RN).FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Vanderburgh Co. Warrant Compliance EventThere is currently 12,000 warrants in Vanderburgh County. If you have one of them this may be your chance to turn yourself in and not be arrested for it. The event is called ‘Warrant Compliance Day’ and it will be on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to… FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail