Why accountability at the WHO matters

first_img Why accountability at the WHO mattersApril 23, 2020Mark CarpenterColumns, Opinion0 Powered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Mama’s Deviled EggsNOW PLAYINGParmesan Baked Pork ChopsNOW PLAYINGBest Carrot Cake EverNOW PLAYINGHow to Use a Meat ThermometerNOW PLAYINGApple Pie Bites With Caramel SauceNOW PLAYINGHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersNOW PLAYINGCream Cheese Cake Mix CookiesNOW PLAYING5 Easy and Delicious Crock Pot Meatball Appetizer RecipesNOW PLAYINGOld Fashioned Soft and Buttery Yeast RollsNOW PLAYINGSweet Alabama PecanbreadNOW PLAYINGHow to Slice & Mince Vegetables Like a ProNOW PLAYINGHow to Melt and Soften ButterNOW PLAYINGHow to Knead DoughNOW PLAYINGSlow Cooker/Crock Pot HintsNOW PLAYINGPerfect Bacon Every TimeNOW PLAYINGHow to Quarter a ChickenNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Garbage DisposalsNOW PLAYINGHow to Clean Stainless Steel SinksNOW PLAYINGPumpkin Cream Cheese BarsNOW PLAYINGHow to Cook Scrambled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel TomatoesNOW PLAYINGHow to Peel Hard Boiled EggsNOW PLAYINGHow to Chill a Drink in 2 MinutesNOW PLAYINGHow to Chop an Onion PerfectlyNOW PLAYINGApple Pie BitesNOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. PreviousWhen I learned to love horsesNextThe stress of staying home Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Brad Wenstrup-This week, President Trump announced that the United States is pausing funding for the World Health Organization while a review is conducted of the organization’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.Earlier this month, the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on multilateral institutions called for a hearing on whether the WHO helped the Chinese Communist Party cover up information regarding the threat of the novel coronavirus. The Committee is absolutely right to do so: The WHO owes us an explanation for its actions and omissions.At over $400 million a year, U.S. taxpayers provide more funding to the WHO than any other country in the world. Established following World War II, the U.N. health organization was designed to promote global health, address disease threats, and provide assistance to the vulnerable. Functionally, it has served as an unbiased clearinghouse for data, analytics, and information sharing on emerging diseases up until this current coronavirus outbreak.The WHO’s purpose is to ensure that the international community is not left relying solely on incomplete or misleading information put out by self-interested governments during public health crises. If the organization cannot or will not perform this function with accuracy and integrity, then the U.S. needs to find a more reliable means for monitoring global developments.ms to have been unable or unwilling to obtain accurate information from China’s Communist regime, which was attempting to cover up critical data at the outset of the COVID-19 outbreak. In mid-January, the WHO reported that there was no evidence of human-to-human transmission of the virus. Then, as late as Feb. 29, the WHO criticized the Trump administration’s important decision to close off travel from China — an action that Dr. Anthony Fauci has told us was crucial in our response.This, along with the apparent unwillingness of the WHO to criticize the country where the virus originated and its heaping of disapproval upon the U.S., has had very real consequences worldwide.Detractors have decried the move to review the WHO’s actions as purely political. As a doctor, however, I believe transparency at the WHO is about far more than politics or personalities: It is about accountability, accuracy, and effectiveness. What we are facing globally today is not just a public health crisis, an economic crisis, and a social crisis but also an information crisis. I served on the Cincinnati Board of Health and witnessed firsthand how reactions to local outbreaks required accurate and honest statistics. In a global pandemic, data from other nations is paramount in the decision-making process for our own nation. That is the expectation and the reason for the existence of the WHO.Effectively combating, curtailing, and containing this virus necessitates truth between nations, international cooperation, and trust in the international organizations responsible for providing the data for critical decision-making, along with a reliance on science and accurate information. Accountability cannot be postponed. Without facts and data, we are going into battle unarmed. Without transparency, we are fighting blind.Moving forward, China must account for its lack of transparency, and the WHO must explain its decision-making and acknowledge the role it has played in slowing our understanding of and response to COVID-19. In order to combat this global crisis, the international community has a duty to ensure the WHO is fulfilling its role of disseminating accurate, transparent, and unbiased data that can be used to inform the most effective response measures possible.This fight is far from over. False, misleading data is worse than no data at all. People’s lives depend on accountability.Dr. Brad Wenstrup, a Republican, represents Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District. He is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. 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Teacher – Summer Academic Challenge 2021

first_imgAbout Puget SoundPuget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma,Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries.Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars,notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and electedofficials, and leaders in business and finance locally andthroughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides PugetSound students with personal attention from faculty who have astrong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year inmore than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, includinggraduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and ineducation. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independentundergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and oneof just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granteda charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academichonorary society. Visit “About Puget Sound” (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about)to learn more about the college.As a strategic goal and through our core values, University ofPuget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes andsupports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought,perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff.EOE/AA Applications submitted without the required attachments will not beconsidered.All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion ofa background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drugscreen, physical test and functional assessment.Diversity Statement:We acknowledge the richnessof commonalities and differences we share as a universitycommunity; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; thateducation is enhanced by investigation of and reflection uponmultiple perspectives.We aspire to create respectfor and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of ourcampus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of ourUniversity community through commitment to diversity in ourrecruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of opennessto active engagement among all members of our campuscommunity.We act to achieve anenvironment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure fulleducational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; toprepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world. Qualifications:Required: Experience in Science,Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math (STEAM)Preferred: Certification in Science,Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math (STEAM)Prior experience working with youth from diversepopulationsExperience teaching with ProjectBased/Collaborative Learning methodsSome experience with remoteclassroom experienceWillingness and ability to work collaborativelyAbility and interest in implementing the newly designed STEAMcurriculumCan facilitate engaging and enriching activities in small andlarge groupsAble to commit to working for the duration of the four-weekprogram plus a nine-day orientation programmingAble to start lesson planning early enough so as to providelists of materials, coordinate field trips, etc.Ability to respectfully work,communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campuscommunity How to ApplyFor complete job description and application instructions, visit:www.pugetsound.edu/employment Teacher – Summer Academic Challenge 2021University of Puget SoundJob ID: 5699Location: Academic ChallengeFull/Part Time:  Regular/Temporary: TemporaryStaff Posting DetailsAppointment: Temporary, part-time.Position Summary: Access Programs’ Summer Academic Challenge(SAC) is a four-week innovative STEAM enrichment program servinglow income, first generation, and student of color primarily fromTacoma Public Schools and Pierce County. Students arrive on June24, 2021 and finish the program on July 22, 2021. During SAC 2021,classes will be held on the University of Puget Sound’s campus aswell as online.Teachers must have experience and enjoy teaching in collaborativestudent-centered learning environments. Ideal candidates haveexperience teaching in STEM fields and are enthusiastic andinnovative. We are seeking three teachers, each to work with agroup of 20-25 students in one of the following grade levels:7th/8th, 9th/10th, and 11th/12th.Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:Lead hands-on, engaging lessonsusing a STEAM Curriculum. As a reference, the theme for eachgrade band is:7th and 8th grade: Take the ‘C’out of Tacoma (carbon emissions, climate change)9th and 10th grade: 3D Design:Engineering and constructing for Tacoma’s homeless communities(engineering, tiny house construction)11th and 12th grade: Foods andMoods: An Exploration of the Mind, Mood, and Local Foods (biology,psychology) Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes andsupports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought,perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. Tolearn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/center_img The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunityemployer. Prepare lesson plans based on the providedcurriculum and provide feedback and suggestions for updates to thecurriculumCollaborate in planning field tripsand accompany students on field tripsPrepare a list of laboratory spaceand resources required in advance of the start of the programOversee 2-3 college student staffmembersParticipate in a nine-day orientation beforethe beginning of the programMaintain student records and track studentwork/progress over the summer Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salariesare made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate’seducation and experience and on internal equity and marketconsiderations.This position is not eligible for benefits.Application Deadline: Review of applications will beginimmediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when asufficient number of qualified candidates have beenidentified.Required Documents:ResumeLetter of Interest jeid-cbcdedeebe73b847a25d327f6cf0011elast_img read more

Visiting Assistant Professor

first_imgEDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:Qualified candidates will possess a doctoral degree inPsychology, preferably in School Psychology.Be certified or eligible for certification as a SchoolPsychologist in New York and licensed or eligible for licensure asa Psychologist in New York.Possess two or more years of teaching experience within agraduate school psychology program.Possess a record of scholarship in area of specialization. jeid-13664aa4282f764cbafcc49f5a7f03e2 ABOUT ADELPHI:Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationallyranked, powerfully connected doctoral research and teachinguniversity dedicated to transforming students’ lives through smallclasses with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovativeways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offersexceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professionaltraining, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts andHumanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and EducationProfessions, and Health and Wellness. Recognized as a Best Collegeby U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldestprivate coeducational university, serving more than 8,100 studentsat its beautiful main campus in Garden City, at learning hubs inManhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online. TheUniversity offers students more than 50 undergraduate majors and 70graduate programs in the liberal arts, the sciences andprofessional training. With powerful partnerships throughout theNew York area, more than 115,000 graduates across the country, agrowing enrollment of students from 41 states and 58 countries, andrising rankings from top publications and organizations, Adelphi isa dynamic community that plays a leadership role on Long Island andin the region. APPLICATION:Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describingtheir qualifications and areas of scholarly interest/activity,curriculum vitae, a Statement of Teaching, and a Statement ofResearch.A list of three professional references with complete contactinformation should be provided as well. References will not becontacted without the candidate’s prior permission.Informal inquiries concerning the position are welcome andshould be directed to Dr. Ionas Sapountzis at 516-877-4743 [email protected] will be accepted until the position isfilled.To be considered, applications must be submitted through theAdelphi website at https://www.adelphi.edu/hr/open-positions/ To apply, visit https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ADELPHI&cws=43&rid=2475 REQUIREMENTS:Identification as a school psychologist and practicalexperience in the field are highly valued.Evidence of expertise in multicultural school psychology inteaching, clinical skills and supervising graduate students in thefield is required.Interest and experience in working in urban, multicultural andmultilingual settings are highly desirable.Individuals with expertise/scholarly contributions in the areasof psychoeducational assessment, instructional assessment, and/orneuropsychological evaluation are encouraged to apply.Adelphi is committed to hiring a diverse faculty and stronglyencourages applications from minority and underrepresentedgroups. Visiting Assistant ProfessorGordon F. Derner School of PsychologyJOB SUMMARY:Adelphi University invites applications for a Visiting AssistantProfessor position in the School ofPsychology for a one-year term,beginning Fall 2021, with a potential for renewal.RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:Teaching in the School of Psychology M.A. and PsyD.Programs.Student mentoring and advisement.Program development and related program responsibilities.Development of research/scholarship in a substantive arearelated to school psychology.Supervising student research.last_img read more

L4LM Premiere: Freekbass Gets Funky On ‘Put It In A Letter’

first_imgGrowing up in Cincinnati in the 90’s, Freekbass was exposed to a wide array of musical influences. While others were listening to Green Day and Nirvana, Freek was getting weird with funky low-end legends like Zapp Band and Midnight Star.It’s no wonder that the prolific bassist titled his new, forthcoming album CINCINNATI, as the music is a culmination of all of Freekbass’s projects and influences. There’s some pieces of his own funk, some electrofunk from with The Headtronics, and some influences from friend and mentor Bootsy Collins. All in all, if there’s one label for CINCINNATI, it’s Freeky!Due out on December 11th, we’re proud to debut the leading single from the new album. Listen to “Put It In A Letter” below:Speaking about the album, Freekbass says, “With the last album, producer Duane [Lundy] and I were just starting to know each other. On this album we have since worked on many projects together and thus have a strong feel and vision where we want the music to go. Plus, I had taken some time off from touring with my own band before starting the last album. With this one , we have been hitting it pretty hard on the road as a band so we were used to playing together. Plus we spent a lot of time on writing songs and preproduction before we even got in the studio. With all of the touring leading up to the recording I feel more confident as a player, singer, and songwriter than I have in a long time.”CINCINNATI is due out on December 11th. Take a look at the tracklisting below:CINCINNATI Tracklist:01: Don’t Waste My Time02: Put It In A Letter03: Milkhunt04: Living The Connection05: Pharaoh06: You Don’t Have The Time07: I Know That I’ll Get Your Love (Tonight)08: Ritmo09: Up, Up, Up10: Living The Connection Remix (ft. Doug Wimbish)last_img read more

Martin Truex Jr.: Aggression level will depend on scenario, who he’s racing

first_imgDefending Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champ Martin Truex Jr. told an annual gathering of Toyota employees Thursday that he’s ready for a more aggressive approach depending on who he’s racing, saying, “it’s time to stop getting run into and start running into.”His remarks come four days after Joey Logano’s last-lap bumper nudge denied Truex a victory at Martinsville Speedway, and with it, a title berth in the championship race Nov. 18 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The comments from Toyota’s Plano, Texas, headquarters were first reported by Bob Pockrass of ESPN.RELATED: Playoff standings | Dale Jr.’s advice to TruexIn earlier comments, Truex said he’d exchanged text messages with Logano, reporting that his rival’s response was defensive in nature. Going forward, Truex added that he’d stay true to his sportsmanlike driving style, even with a chance at a second Monster Energy Series crown on the line. But he also said his gauge for how aggressive to be would depend on the situation and his competition at that moment.“I wouldn’t just wreck somebody to win a championship, just like I wouldn’t wreck somebody to win a race,” Truex told ESPN. “It might be cool for a couple of hours. In 20 years, you are going to look back and say, ‘Did I really win that race or was that cheap?’ Some people might be OK with that.”DEBATE: No more Mr. Nice Guy?Truex joined roughly 50 drivers from all forms of racing for Toyota’s Motorsports Day in Texas. The event is a prelude to Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM), the eighth of 10 races in the NASCAR Playoffs.last_img read more

Saint Mary’s to roll out new 24/7 telehealth network

first_imgInterim vice president of student affairs Gloria Roldán Jenkins announced the College’s new student telehealth network, SMC Care, is available with a variety of services, in an email to students Thursday.Jenkins explained the service will be free to all Saint Mary’s undergraduate students as well as graduate assistants.According to Jenkins, health care providers are available around the clock to provide non-emergency medical care.“Whether you’re feeling sick or overwhelmed, you will be able to talk to a licensed provider from your smartphone or any web-enabled device day or night,” she said. “Licensed providers are available to diagnose non-emergency medical conditions, prescribe medications and offer mental health support and wellness coaching via phone or secure video visits.”The site will also be available to diagnose COVID-19 symptoms.“The service will virtually assess symptoms and administer frontline care in a contained environment to limit the spread of illness,” Jenkins said. “Medical providers will also give recommendations on need for testing vs. self-quarantine, and where to go if testing or further care is needed.”Jenkins invited students to attend an informational session over Zoom Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. to learn more.Tags: Gloria Roldán Jenkins, Saint Mary’s College, SMC cares, telehealth servicelast_img read more

Project 24.2 First Look: Pearl Izumi’s toasty PRO Softshell 180 jacket

first_imgSee all of our Project 24.2 posts here!Every year, I tell myself that I’ll write down my favorite clothing combinations for different temperature ranges and conditions (road, dirt, light, and dark)- and every year I fail.  This means that November and December can be uncomfortably cold or hot at times- but that I spend a lot of time thinking about my cool-weather wardrobe.Provided by Pearl iZumi as part of our Project 24.2 series of reviews, the P.R.O. Softshell 180 jacket is a close-cut jacket that marries wind- and water-resistant P.R.O. Softshell fabric in wind-facing areas with large Direct Vent underarm and back panels for breathablity.  Given Pearl’s “perfect for drier riding conditions” claim and our recent spell of near-arctic weather, the P.R.O. Softshell has been getting quite a few on- and off-road workouts lately.  Go below the fold to find out how it’s doing so far…Undeniably handsome, the P.R.O. softshell is cut low in the back and high in the front for the riding position.  The medium “Form Fit” fits my 6′, 145lb well, with plenty of length in the arms and room for a jersey and/or  baselayer underneath.  At my size, it might actually be nice to have the fabric taken a bit more- but it’s never been flappy or noisy on the road.  The full front zip is backed by a draft flap and secured at the top by a rakish collar snap.  The is a welded-on Napoleon pocket at the front and the zippered rear pocket is subdivided into four compartments, the center of which is home to a water-resistant electronics pocket and cable hole.The sleeves have a lightweight floating sleeve (with thumb hole) at their ends with does a good job of keeping drafts at bay without being overly bulky.  The inner sleeves are a bit big, though, and can bunch up under gloves if care isn’t taken when pulling them on.  As a plus, they are attached high enough in the sleeve that even my longest gloves tuck in place nicely.  The numerous reflective prints and white color (red and black are also available) make my pre-dawn commutes more psychologically comfortable while encouraging regular washing (both good things).The fleecy P.R.O. Softshell fabric is comfortable against bare skin- that and the fabric’s effective wicking keep it from ever really feeling clammy.  The fleecy backing does add a bit of bulk, though- there’s no stuffing the honeydew-sized jacket in a back pocket if the day warms too much.  On 30-degree road bike rides, I find myself second-guessing my choice of the P.R.O 180 for the first mile or so, when I can feel a draft from the underarm panels.  Once working, though, the jacket does a great job of keeping the chill off- but never getting stuffy- when worn with a light base layer in temperatures between 30 and 45 or so.  On the dirt, the Pearl Izumi’s comfort range is a fair bit lower- I’ve comfortably worn it on snowy mornings in the mid-20s and social night rides closer to 40- and been quite happy with only a light baselayer and short-sleeved jersey beneath.  Once temperatures top 35 or 40, it’s time to swap the P.R.O. Softshell for a windbreaker.In the P.R.O. Softshell 180, Pearl Izumi have struck a great balance between insulation, wind-resistance, and breathability.  I’ve been using the jacket nonstop for cold-weather commuting, road riding, and (really cold weather) mountain biking- and haven’t really found anything that needs changing.  As the year goes on and my training plan pushes me out the door in all kinds of weather, the P.R.O. 180 will be along for the ride.  Check back after the race for a final verdict…marcwww.pearlizumi.comlast_img read more

Color Run’s Runicorn mascot joins ACTIVE’S Couch to 5K app

first_imgMore than one million people have got ‘off the couch’ and started running with ACTIVE Network’s official Couch to 5K app sponsored by Special K – and now users can also use the Couch to 5K app to train for local Color Run events.ACTIVE Network has announced that Runicorn, The Color Run’s official mascot, has joined the team of coaches included in the Couch to 5K app. Runicorn, an upbeat and colorful coach, will guide and encourage participants throughout the program, helping them reach their goal of completing a 5K (3.1 miles).The training program is positioned as being motivating, easy to follow and is available in the App Store and Google Play for US$1.99.“ACTIVE’s Couch to 5K program is a fun way for people to get active and engaged in a healthier lifestyle,” said Travis Snyder, founder and CEO of The Color Run. “The Color Run events provide an energetic and safe environment for people to celebrate healthiness, happiness and individuality. Runicorn is an extension of our brand, and we’re excited to have it as a Couch to 5K coach to motivate others to find their inner runner.” Related ACTIVE’s Couch to 5K was recently named one of the ‘best fitness apps’ by Mashable and has been consistently ranked the Top 10 Paid Health & Fitness apps since 2012 in both the Apple App Store and Google Play.Couch to 5K aims to make it easy for almost anyone to start a fitness program and get on track for a fitter, healthier lifestyle. The app helps beginning runners move ‘from the couch to the finish line’ in an encouraging and attainable way. It also provides users with an easy-to-follow and fun training plan. Now with five different coaches to choose from, participants select the most motivating training style for them to train to run a 5K event in nine short weeks.Once downloaded, the app takes users through their training session with a Couch to 5K-specialized coach. For 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week, for nine weeks, runners should be ready to finish a 5K race.With Couch to 5K users can:Receive a training plan designed by ACTIVE.com trainersChoose from five different motivating virtual coaches: Runicorn, Johnny Dead, Constance, Billie or Sergeant BlockHear human audio cues to guide users through each workoutListen to favorite playlists through the in-app music playerCalculate distance and pace, and map routes with GPS supportLog workouts and share progress on FacebookGet support from the largest running community on ACTIVE.com TrainerRepeat workouts and track best performanceUse the treadmill support for manual entry of workoutsTrack progress with total distance and average paceGraph workouts to compare distance and paceFor those who have already completed ACTIVE’s Couch to 5K experience and are looking for more, then ACTIVE’s 5K to 10K app can be used to prep for a 10K race experience. There is also an app for half marathon training, ACTIVE’s 13.One Marathon.www.active.com/mobile/couch-to-5k-applast_img read more

Gophers set to compete at West Regional meet

first_img“I’m not really planning on going to nationals in the [high jump] so I really want to focus on the long jump because I can make it to the NCAAs with that,” Wieland said. Senior Sean Donnelly will make his first NCAA preliminary appearance in the hammer throw. The senior holds the school record for best hammer, and his qualifying throw of 74.35 meters is second among preliminary competitors.Donnelly was a four-time Division III national champion before transferring to Minnesota for his senior campaign. “This is one of the bigger meets that I envisioned competing in when I transferred here and now it’s here,” Donnelly said.Minnesota sent 16 athletes to last year’s preliminary and hopes to best the four qualifiers that later moved on to the NCAA Championships. “I think that we have some people in events that have had good years, and we have some people who started to step it up as we got towards the end,” said Plasencia. “I definitely think that we were carried to those national rankings by a few individuals, and from what I’ve heard those guys are ready to go.” Gophers set to compete at West Regional meetMinnesota will have 19 athletes compete at the NCAA preliminary meet. Jack WhiteMay 25, 2016Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe men’s track and field team will send 19 of its athletes from 12 events to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field West Preliminary in Lawrence, Kan., this weekend. The No. 13 Gophers hope to find success at the meet en route to qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in two weeks. “I think it’s been pretty representative of what we did for the past year, so I think it’s an adequate number,” head coach Steve Plasencia said. “Hopefully the opportunity presents, and some guys make it on to the national final.”The Gophers will send two relay teams to the meet. Senior Goaner Deng, redshirt sophomore Brad Neumann, redshirt junior Nate Roese and freshman Jack Wellenstein make up the fifth-seeded 4×400 meter relay team for Minnesota. Neumann, alongside redshirt sophomore Jordan Charles, senior Gemechu Godi and redshirt junior Trevor Yedoni make up the 4×100 meter relay team, which qualified for the event with a 40.14 time — the second-fastest mark in school history. Junior Luca Wieland qualified for the NCAA Championships in the decathlon but has declined to compete in an attempt to qualify for the German Olympic team instead, which has tryouts around the same time.The two-time All-American qualified for the preliminary meet in the high jump and long jump but will put most of his attention on the long jump. His 7.91-meter qualifying jump is ranked third among all of the preliminary invitees. last_img read more

The Global Brake Safety Council Announces Newest Member: Kevin Wolford Of AMECA Inc.

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThe Global Brake Safety Council (GBSC) has named Kevin Wolford of AMECA Inc. as its newest member.A lifelong car enthusiast, Wolford has owned everything from classic American muscle cars to overstressed imports. Wolford is a director with AMECA Inc. His work at AMECA involves understanding the needs of both industry and the safety community. He has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in marketing from John Hopkins University.AMECA has long been focused on the braking industry and inherent importance of braking systems.“I’m unbelievably excited to be joining the GBSC,” said Wolford. “Brakes and the braking system are the most important safety aspects of a car. Good brakes also win races. On the street or on the track, a good braking system is the first step to safety and performance.”AdvertisementThe GBSC’s current Chairman, Scott Lambert, added, “We’re thrilled to have Kevin on board as the newest member of the GBSC. His seasoned leadership skills and deep knowledge of the braking industry make him an incredibly valuable asset to our organization.”last_img read more