Lady Devils capture 2020 Adams County Cup, Ralston takes individual title

first_imgCoach Matt Williams and his North Adams Lady Devils are the 2020 Girls Adams County Cup champions. In action on Friday, Sept. 11, the Lady Devils outlasted second place Manchester to take the Cup. (Provided photo) ctured above is the 2020 Girls Adams County Cup All-County Team. From left, Taylor Ralston, Manchester; Brooklyn Tolle, North Adams; Kileigh Mitchell, Manchester; Jessie Crawford, North Adams; and Carrington McGlothin, Peebles. (Provided photo)By Mark Carpenter-The boys took their turn to open their season, and last Friday it was the girls’ turn to shine as the 2020 Girls Adams County Cup Golf Tournament came to the course at the Adams County Country Club. The boys’ County Cup is an 18-hole competition, while the girls play just nine holes in their event.The 2020 Cup tourney was a coming out party for Manchester freshman Taylor Ralston, who won the individual title with a nine-hole score of 33. already making her the odds-on favorite to win the Southern Hills Athletic Conference tournament, which begins this week.As far as the team title goes, that hardware is headed to Seaman, property of Coach Matt Williams and his North Adams Lady Devils. The Lady Devils won the Friday afternoon tourney with a team score total of 188 strokes, paced by senior Brooklyn Tolle, who finished second in the individual standings, shooting a 38.The sec0nd place overall team was the Manchester Lady Greyhounds, led by ralston’s winning performance. The Lady Hound also got a strong performance from sophomore Kileigh Mitchell, who third overall as an individual, carding a 40 for the day.Adams County Country Club is the home course for Coach Marci Schneider’s West Union Lady Dragons and the host squad was third overall in the team standings, led by Payton Stapleton, who scored a nine-hole total of 51.The fifth spot in the individual standings went to one of the Peebles Lady Indians, coached by Charissa Gardner. Carrington McGlothin grabbed that fifth spot, shooting a 46 on the day.The top five golfers in the Cup earn All-County honors and thus year that includes: Taylor Ralston, Manchester (33), Brooklyn Tolle, North Adams (38), Kileigh Mitchell, Manchester (40), Jessie Crawford, North Adams (44), and Carrington McGlothin, Peebles (46).The overall team standings were: North Adams-188, Manchester- 193, West Union- 212, Peebles- 231.Other Individual Scores:North Adams- Dakotah Davis (50), Rachel Bolen (56), Tegan Lloyd (63)Manchester- Grace Hackney (53), Lexi Nixon (67), Mary Wickerham (73)West Union- Korynne Blanton (52), Lauren Hoop (52), Clare Stapleton (57), Sofie Teeter (63)Peebles- Lydia Phipps (60), McKarlee Cooper (62), Vanessa Trotter (63), Annymae Cluxton (76)The girls SHAC Tournament will be played at Buckeye Hills on Sept. 16 and at Hilltop on Sept. 25. 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Assistant or Associate Professor, Outpatient Psychiatrist

first_imgTo apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/66525 Application InstructionsEqual Employment Opportunity StatementThe University of Texas at Austin, as an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with allapplicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination andaffirmative action. The University is committed to a policy ofequal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on thebasis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability,religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs andactivities, and admissions. Assistant or Associate Professor, OutpatientPsychiatristCollege/School/Unit: Dell Medical SchoolDepartment: PsychiatryPosted: Nov 3, 2020Apply By: Open until filledDescriptionThe Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry andBehavior Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, inconjunction with the Seton Healthcare Family, isseeking a board certified/board eligible Psychiatrist to join ourclinical faculty and serve on our outpatient clinical team inAustin, Texas.The Dell Medical School, the first new medical school to be builtat a tier one research university in nearly fifty years, welcomedits inaugural class in 2016. The school is committed to redesigningacademic medicine and revolutionizing how people get and stayhealthy, by educating leaders, developing new models of care, andadvancing innovation from health products to health care delivery.The Seton Healthcare Family is a member of Ascension Health, thelargest not-for-profit health network in the nation.Austin has been designated by US News & World Report as one ofthe top ten “Best Places to Live” for several years. This growingmetropolis is considered “the live music capital of the world,” ahigh-tech growth hub, and home to one of the largest stateuniversities in the country.We seek a physician who will help our Department achieve our goalof working with our community partners to develop clinical,educational and research initiatives that revolutionize how peopleget and stay mentally healthy in Central Texas and beyond. Theclinician will work closely with the Psychiatry Clinical Institutesto provide consultation, initial evaluations and follow-uptreatment for individuals struggling with mental health in acollaborative, multi-disciplinary and team oriented approach.Depending on leadership skills, the candidate may progress to aleadership position. Primary responsibilities will includeproviding world-class medicine and clinical expertise to evaluateand treat a broad spectrum of mental health challenges in anoutpatient setting.We seek candidates committed to providing exemplary care andtreatment that restores hope, and helps patients live healthier,fuller lives. A clinical assignment will occur through ourDepartment’s collaboration with Seton Healthcare Family, with thephysician providing clinical care in an outpatient or elsewhere asneeded.The successful candidate’s appointment within the Department ofPsychiatry and Behavior Sciences at Dell Medical School requiresregular participation in educational activities with medicalstudents and residents. In addition, the physician will have theopportunity for collaborations that allow for the pursuit ofinnovative clinical programming and research initiatives.Essential Duties andResponsibilitiesProvide high-quality clinical care and clinical teaching.Facilitate research initiatives, such as, participantrecruitment, conduction of health services research, anddissemination of new learning and innovations.Scholarly work is expected for any faculty at Dell MedicalSchool. Examples of scholarly work are, but not limited to, publishwork in high-impact journals, present work at national andinternational meetings, and work with care providers and healthcare delivery networks to implement research in practice.The position will include opportunities for teaching medicalstudents, post-doctoral fellows and other trainees.Work collaboratively with Dell Medical School leadership,medical directors, physician providers and other clinical staff todevelop excellence in service and clinical care, optimal outcomes,and efficient resource utilization;Train and mentor students, residents and fellows on new modelsof care and clinical practice.Develop and foster an atmosphere of scientific and academicinquiry in conjunction with trainees and researchers within themultidisciplinary teamCollaborate with other schools at The University of Texas atAustin and across The University of Texas system onmultidisciplinary, value-based care modelsActively participate in the respective academic department ofthe candidate and abide by all required Departmental policies.Other responsibilities and clinical duties as assigned QualificationsMD/DO or equivalent Medical Degree from an accredited medicalschoolBoard certification in PsychiatryEligible for appointment to the DMS faculty as an assistant,associate or full professorEligible for appointment to the medical staff at SetonHealthcareStrong record in research, education and clinical serviceWill possess valid Texas Medical License and state and/orfederal license for administration of narcotics jeid-1093056446df6d4ea699a184a68a9f88last_img read more

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in English, American Literature

first_imgThe Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences atClayton State University is seeking applicants for a tenure-trackassistant professor in English, specializing in Early Americanliterature. We are especially interested in specializations inecocriticism and nature writing; indigenous literatures; gender,feminist, womanist approaches; African American rhetoric, socialmovements, and literature; or other approaches. The successfulcandidate will teach first-year writing, literature survey courses,and English majors’ courses, both seated and online. The candidatewill also be expected to develop and teach graduate courses in theinterdisciplinary MALS program and the MAT program. The position isan academic year, tenure-track appointment that reports to theChair of the Department of English and will begin on August1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with experience andcompetitive with comparable programs.The Department of English offers undergraduate degrees andminors in English, with concentrations in writing (creative andprofessional), literature, and secondary education. The departmentalso teaches first-year writing and literature survey courses inthe general education curriculum. It offers English courses in twograduate degree programs: the multidisciplinary Master of Arts inLiberal Studies and the Master of Arts in Teaching in English. Weoffer the major 100% online and seated. For additional information,see http://www.clayton.edu/english.Position in English:The successful candidate will teach courses in American literature,first-year writing, literature survey courses, major courses, andgraduate courses.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:An earned Ph.D. in English, specializing in early Americanliterature with one or more of the following specializations:ecocriticism and nature writing; indigenous literatures;Afrofuturistic literature; African American rhetoric, socialmovements, and literature; gender, feminist, womanist approaches;or other fields. ABD candidates with a firm dissertation defensedate may be considered;A record of successful college-level teaching at theundergraduate level, both seated and online;Successful experience in teaching First-Year Writing;Knowledge of the application of technology to enhance teachingand learning;Interest in teaching graduate students in the MALS and MATprograms;Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academiccommunity;Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communicationskills. ABOUT US:Located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton StateUniversity offers employees a diverse learning environment thatfosters both professional and personal development. The universityis committed to cultivating a setting of engaged, experienced-basedlearning enriched by active community service. Clayton State offersmultiple bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and currentlyenrolls over 7000 students in challenging face-to-face and on-linecourses. A mere twenty minutes from downtown Atlanta, the campussits on 214 beautiful acres. Named for six consecutive years as a“Top Workplace in Atlanta” by the Atlanta-JournalConstitution, Clayton State was listed by the Chronicle ofHigher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” in2017.APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Qualified applicants shouldsubmit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy,a curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduatetranscripts, and the contact information for three currentreferences. For full consideration of your dossier, send documentsby June 1, 2021; position open until filled. Toapply go to: https://www.clayton.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities.For additional questions, contact the Department of Human Resourcesat (678) 466-4230. For technical support, please call the SharedServices Center at (877) 251-2644 or [email protected] PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Commitment to teaching first-generation college students;Evidence of scholarship, professional development, orexperience in inclusive or innovative pedagogies;Familiarity with electronic portfolio assessment;Expertise in online teaching;Interest in service learning and community engagement;Evidence of interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. RESPONSIBILITIES:Teach both online and seated undergraduate and graduatecourses; load is 4-4 with optional summer teaching;Engage in professional development and scholarly activitiesleading to grants, presentations, and publications;Participate in committee service to the department, college,university, and community;Participate in departmental and university activities andoutreach.center_img Conditions of Employment: Offers ofemployment are contingent upon successful completion of abackground investigation including a criminal background checkdemonstrating your eligibility for employment with Clayton StateUniversity, as determined by Clayton State University in its solediscretion; confirmation of the credentials and employment historyreflected in your application materials; and, if applicable, asatisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to apre-employment drug text. Offers are subject to applicable federaland state laws, to the statutes, rules, and regulations of thisinstitution, and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents(BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which areavailable for your inspection upon request. In compliance with theImmigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorizationto work in the U.S. will be required at the time of hire. Hiring iscontingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.Equal Employment Opportunity: ClaytonState University is committed to providing equal educationalopportunity to all qualified applicants, without discrimination onthe basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexualorientation, age, disability, or handicap, as a matter ofUniversity policy and as required by applicable State and Federallaws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Title IXCoordinator, Director of Human Resources (678) 466-4230.Individuals with disabilities, who need to request accommodationsor obtain this document in an alternative format, contact theDisability Resource Center, Student Center Building, Room 255,(678) 466-5445. Tenure-Track Assistant Professorin English, American Literaturelast_img read more

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Assistant Professor – Supply Chain Management

first_imgThe successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively andrespectfully within a diverse campus community and practicecivility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicantswho are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivityand equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizationalexcellence.In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to display ademonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarshipand a commitment to undergraduate education. The candidate shouldalso possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient towork effectively with a diverse array of students andcolleagues.Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Earned doctorate in Business, or closely related field, from anAACSB accredited institution.  ABD candidates will beconsidered; however, an earned doctorate in Business, or closelyrelated field, from an accredited institution is a necessarycondition for contract renewal.  ABD candidates will be hiredinto a terminal appointment at the rank of Instructor with a ratedetermined at the time of hire. Upon degree conferral during theterminal period, the contracted appointment with the rank ofAssistant Professor will be reinstated.Conditions Of AppointmentPosition is an academic year, tenure-track appointment. Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in sixyears, although tenure decisions may be at any time. Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneouswith tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarlyactivity, and institutional service required for retention andpromotion.  Official transcripts of the highest degreeachieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminalconviction investigation will be conducted on thefinalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair EmploymentAct, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest orconviction record. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether theyhave been found to have engaged in, are currently underinvestigation for, or left employment during an activeinvestigation in which they were accused of sexual violence orsexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks,these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must alsobe asked.Salary Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications andexperience.BENEFIT DETAILSThe UW System provides an excellent benefits package, includingparticipation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl21.pdf Total Compensation Estimator:  https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/To ApplyPlease go to the full job posting at https://www.uwgb.edu/human-resources/employment/career-opportunities/assistant-professor-supply-chain-management/ andselect the applicable application link. Select the job title for which you are applying.  Click the”Apply for Job” button.  You must create an account and loginbefore you can apply.  If you are already a registered user,input your “User Name” and “Password” and select “Sign In.” If you have not yet registered, click on “Register Now” to beginthe registration process. Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include allrequired documents before submitting your application. Oncesubmitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any applicationmaterials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please includethe following documents: Position Information Working Title: Assistant Professor – Supply Chain ManagementUW System Title:  Assistant ProfessorStart Date:  August 23, 2021 Essential JobFunctionsThe Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at the University ofWisconsin-Green Bay seeks applicants for a tenure-track position inSupply Chain Management to be housed in its Department of BusinessAdministration. This position includes the following responsibilities:Teach a variety of courses in the area of Supply ChainManagement or general business.Courses will be taught both face-to-face and online (inasynchronous and synchronous formats). The specific courses taughtmay vary from semester to semester, and successful candidates maybe required to teach an occasional course at the Marinette,Sheboygan, or Manitowoc Campus.Advise students.Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank.Perform institutional and community service.Contribute to ongoing program development of the Austin E.Cofrin School of Business and participate in the AACSBaccreditation efforts. Curriculum VitaeNames and contact information for three references Unofficial transcripts of all graduate workCourse EvaluationsIf you have any questions, need accommodations, or submittedyour application with missing materials, call or email:Kerry YangPhone:  (920) 465-2578Email:  [email protected] DeadlineTo ensure consideration, please submit application materialsby Tuesday, August 31, 2021.Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal theidentities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing,except that the identity of the successful candidate will bereleased. See Wis.Stat.sec. 19.36(7).For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-GreenBay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For CampusSafety information see our UniversityPolice website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copyplease contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390).This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well asinformation about crime prevention and campus security policies andprocedures.The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative ActionEqual Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving adiverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes andvalues a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference amongits members. All qualified applicants will receive considerationfor employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexualorientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, maritalor parental status, genetic information, national origin,ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status(including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, otherprotected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status),age, or disability.center_img Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for theessential job functions and your ideal faculty positionlast_img read more

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Shakeup at Cushman: Mobley out, McDonald promoted

first_imgShawn Mobley (left), is being replaced by Andrew McDonald (right) as CEO of the Americas at CushmanCushman & Wakefield is making changes at the top of its Americas division, replacing CEO Shawn Mobley with Andrew McDonald, who is being promoted from head of the company’s western region.Mobley is leaving the firm, but it is unclear what his plans are, according to Commercial Observer. “I’m reassessing and refocusing both my personal and professional priorities,” he wrote in a note he posted to LinkedIn Wednesday. He joined Cushman in 2011 from the Chicago office of Grubb & Ellis, and served as CEO of the Americas division since November 2017.McDonald is a Cushman veteran, having joined Cushman Realty in 1999 and stayed on through its merger with Cushman & Wakefield. In an interview with The Real Deal late last year, he talked about ramping up the firm’s data and analytics capabilities, and finding new ways to train the next generation of brokers.ADVERTISEMENTIn March, Cushman, which is led by CEO Brett White and president John Forrester, made a round of layoffs as it spoke of new “strategic priorities.”  Its share price has dropped over 40 percent this year, as the firm and many of its rivals have seen their leasing and sales businesses hurt by the pandemic. Cushman’s net income for the first quarter was just shy of $7 million, down 70 percent year over year. [CO] —TRD Staff     This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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Slovenia: Celje PL wins 16th Cup trophy!

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmail Related Items:RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko, Slovenian Handball Cup Click to comment THW Kiel routine win in “Zlatorog” Recommended for you 42 GOALS IN OPENER: Barca outplay Celje HOT IN SLOVENIA! RK Gorenje win Slovenian derby after 8 years! ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsRK Celje Pivovarna Laško wins Slovenian Cup 16th time over RK Gorenje 28:24 (19:11). Vladan Matic’s squad was much better in clash with the “old rival” from the neighborhood. Nemanja Zelenovic scored seven goals and was voted for the MVP of F4 tournament in Laško.Celje Pivovarna Laško: Skok (15 saves – 1 x 7-m), Lesjak, Blagotinšek, Mlakar, Marguč 7 (1), Janc, Razgor, Toskić 3, Ranevski, Skube 1, Poteko, Zelenović 3, Žabić, Mačkovšek 4, Lekai 5, Žvižej 5Gorenje Velenje: Gajić (17 saves), Taletovič, Brglez, Taletović, Melić 6 (3), Bezjak 3, Pucelj, Dolenec 5, Cehte 1, Miklavčič 1, Gaber, Golčar, Dobelšek, Gams 2, Bajram 1, Dujmović 1, Medved 3 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Germany to reveal NT coach name on Tuesday!

first_imgRelated Items:germany, handball, Qatar 2015, world championship Germany should not participate WC in Qatar. It is the end of IHF. They do what they want. Hows that fair ? Germany – Capo Verde 10:0 Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail Hungary beat Uruguay with 26 goals difference kangoroo 9. August 2014. at 06:58 center_img 1 Comment ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe German Handball Federation has found a coach for the role emptied after the departure of Martin Heuberger, who did not manage to bring Germany to the World Championship 2015 in Qatar, but however Germans were awarded a wild card, at the expense of Australia participating. Germany has been looking for coach to replace Heuberger, and after many names such as Ljubomir Vranjes rejected the offer, the DHB is finally having a name. However, the federation is to announce the name who will be in charge of Germany in Qatar only next Tuesday… Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 Comment Spain celebrate important win over Germany!last_img read more

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Bottom line for Scheich

first_imgThere was laughter all round, as much in relief at the brevity of the contribution as at its unintentional humour. Meetings of Coreper II often stretch well into the evenings as Scheich expostulates in his silvery German tongue. But fellow ambassadors have now stumbled upon the answer – get Scheich to speak in English more often.He did so last week when he intervened in discussions on maximum and minimum contributions by member states to the Union’s budget between Portugal’s Vasco Valente and Sweden’s Frank Belfrage.“The problem here,” said Scheich as his colleagues braced themselves for one of the chairman’s marathon summations, “is that Frank prefers ceilings and Vasco prefers bottoms.”last_img read more

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Drugs on wheels

first_imgThe decline of track and field as popular sport outside the Olympics coincides with drug testing. Perhaps doping tarnished the sport’s image. Perhaps it diminished the spectacle. Testing for steroids has slowed the progression of world records, the currency of the sport, particularly in women’s events. And the fight against doping faces obstacles. The cost of collecting samples with random visits and then testing them in approved labs is expensive, especially for a sport that draws many of its stars from tiny or impoverished Caribbean and East African nations. Distance runners have discovered Erythropoietin, or EPO, a hormone that occurs naturally in the body and stimulates the production of oxygen-carrying red blood cells. The IAAF also has to deal with member nations that remain intent on doping.* * * There are those who argue that the best way to ensure a level playing field is to allow elite athletes to dope. Some point to “Goldman’s dilemma” named after two separate pieces of research first by Gabe Mirkin and then by Robert Goldman that found 50 percent of elite athletes would take a pill that would guarantee them Olympic gold even if they knew it would kill them in one or five years. Let them get on with it. The problem is that drug use then permeates all levels of sport and spreads into a society.Not only are they susceptible to taking drugs (…) it’s a way to make a lot of money — David HowmanAs the Tour neared Paris, David Howman, the head of WADA told the BBC that the number of children doping was his “biggest concern.”  “Not only are they susceptible to taking drugs, they are being encouraged to do so by any one of a number of people that surround them — coaches, trainers, even parents — because it’s a way to make a lot of money.”Howman estimated that more than 10 percent of elite athletes could be cheating. He also said that the number of cyclists doping had fallen “majorly” since the Armstrong era. Howman was almost certainly taking a dig at the old leadership of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), which runs cycling.Lance Armstrong. Photo by EPACycling’s period in the limelight turned sour in much the same way as the home-run binge did for baseball. But the UCI had received a warning. By the mid-1990s the Tour de France was a battleground as the French government and Amaury Sport Organization, which owns the Tour, used the race to expose the laxity of the UCI. In 1998, a series of French police and customs raids, starting with the Festina team, led to a string of arrests, a rider strike, team withdrawals and Coca Cola quitting as a sponsor. It is not possible to prove a negative. I can’t — Sir David Brailsford“It is not possible to prove a negative. I can’t,” Brailsford told French television.The problem, as Brailsford must know, is that with EPO, the long-distance athlete’s doping agent of choice, it is remarkably difficult to prove a positive.Cycling is not the only sport struggling with the lingering side effects of performance-enhancing drugs. In the US, Alberto Salazar, the leading American coach of distance runners, is trying to fight off accusations, first aired by the BBC at the start of June, that he doped his athletes. In late 2014, German TV claimed 99 percent of Russian track and field athletes were doped as part of a systematic program and that the International Association of Athletics Federations had helped cover up positive tests. Major League Baseball began the season by suspending three pitchers, one an All Star, for 80 games.The list goes on. How is it that, 27 years after Ben Johnson tested positive for steroids after winning the 100 meters final at the Seoul Olympics, and 16 years after the creation of WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency, this type of cheating is still going on?* * * In 1975, a fan punched Eddy Mercx, the great Belgian cyclist. Mercx fell and broke a cheekbone. He was on course for a sixth Tour victory, which would have broken a tie with Frenchman Jacques Anquetil. The next day, Mercx lost the lead to a Frenchman, Bernard Thévenet, a Frenchman. Mercx never won a sixth Tour. The record was not broken until 2003 when Armstrong won his sixth Tour. Officially, Anquetil still shares the record.In a column for the BBC website, rider Thomas took refuge in the lazy formulation of the modern buck passer when he wrote: “Haters will be haters.” There is more to it than that.Cycling has a long history of doping, which was tolerated, in part because of the extraordinary physical demands of the sport. Arthur Linton, a Welsh cyclist, is widely suspected to be the first modern sportsman to die because of drug use. He fell ill after winning the 1896 Bordeaux-Paris race, a 591-kilometer single-stage slog, and died two months later. His infamous coach, Choppy Warburton, reportedly gave Linton a “magic potion” during the race. Doping was part of the Tour de France from the start, in 1903. Early riders reportedly used alcohol, strychnine, cocaine and chloroform. They wore cloths soaked in ether round their necks.By the 1950s, amphetamines were common. Some cyclists were taking hormones and vasolidilators. Riders dropped dead, including Tom Simpson, a Briton, climbing the Ventoux on the Tour in 1967.By then, attitudes were changing. UNESCO organized a symposium in 1964. France and Belgium passed anti-doping laws the following year.Many sports bodies were slow to adjust. Across the Atlantic, Major League Baseball learned its lesson the hard way. In three years, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa surpassed the old single-season home run record of 61 six times. In 2001, Bonds hit 73. The ball might have been juiced, the players certainly were. In 2005, Congress started hearings. Among those who testified were two sets of parents whose children had taken steroids and committed suicide. The National Football League, which had a long-standing and long- ignored drugs policy, took note. It has started catching and suspending drug users. Drugs may have shrunk track and field, yet cycling is growing. No great sporting event has been more tainted with drugs in recent years than the Tour de France. Armstrong is the most famous doper in sport and the Tour was his event. Yet in one important respect, it remains the world’s greatest sporting event. Estimates for the total number of spectators for the whole Tour go as high as 15 million. British police said in 2007 that 1.7 million had watched one stage when the Tour visited the south of England, easily beating the 400,000 who watch the Indianapolis 500. These are guesses. The Tour does not sell tickets. It goes to the fans who can just step out and stand within touching distances of the riders as they race passes their houses.The Tour takes a calculated risk in trusting its spectators. This year’s attacks on Sky riders show that while fans are turning up in huge numbers, some do not like what they see. The fans are guessing too.British rider Geraint Thomas of team Sky. Photo by EPAThe Tour has a long history of both doping and violence. The Sky rider Geraint Thomas, who is challenging for a podium place, said some fans on the Tour were “football hooligans.”Among the millions of spectators, perhaps it’s not surprising that there are a few ruffians. The high mountains are particularly fraught. Fans, disproportionately young males, often have to camp overnight before the road is closed and then pass the time awaiting the riders by consuming beer or wine.Nairo Quintana, a Colombian rider with Movistar and one of Froome’s main rivals, talked of “rivalries between countries.” Froome is a Briton on a British team that has no French riders. The two most famous attacks by fans on riders in Tour history seem to have inspired by French chauvinism.In 1950, fans attacked Gino Bartali, who had twice won the event and was captaining the Italian national team in the Tour. Bartali and teammates, including Fiorenzo Magni who was leading, quit the Tour. Froome was exasperated.“We definitely don’t see it as him being back on the Tour,” he said.The problem is that, as the fans keep reminding Froome, Armstrong has never gone away.Peter Berlin covered global soccer for 20 years for the Financial Times and then the International Herald Tribune. He is now a freelance journalist covering soccer for, among others, Sports Illustrated.center_img Sporting authorities are handcuffed in many ways. Some still seem to be struggling with the change in attitudes to doping that began in the 1960s. Many fear that effective testing will damage the image of their sports or diminish the quality of the spectacle they offer. Some are hobbled by the cost and logistics of testing. Some are hamstrung by internal politics. Others are slaves to national political agendas. The drugs themselves are a problem. The most effective are also hard to detect. And then there is human nature. One of the saddest lessons for anyone who has covered sports over the last three decades is that even nice guys cheat.The accusations against Salazar and the Russians raise the shadow of the Cold War. Then sport was a symbolic battleground between competing political systems. The Eastern Bloc adopted a statist approach. The East Germans were the most successful, focusing on power events in women’s sport where the competition was weaker and steroids produced the greatest results, and — not that it seemed to matter — the worst side-effects. Western countries responded in different ways. The West German government sponsored doping. In the United States, officials adopted a more capitalist model, turning a blind eye while athletes, who had seen in competition just how freakishly muscular their opponents had grown, were allowed to seek out dealers in gyms, sympathetic doctors or people involved with American football, who could sell them steroids.Perhaps the apogee of track and field steroid abuse was that 100-meter final in Seoul. Four men broke 10 seconds in a race that remains one of the most exhilarating sprints in history. The CBC race commentary begins with the line “they start cleanly.” Oh no they didn’t. Of the eight finalists, two each from the USA and Canada and one from Brazil, Jamaica and Britain, only two finished their careers absolutely clean. Three were at some stage banned from competing; one later admitted to taking drugs and another was banned after becoming a coach when he was caught with drugs. The gold ended up around the neck of Carl Lewis. Yet he probably should not have been running. He had failed a drug test at the national trials that year, but the US Olympic Committee refused to ban him. In 2000, Dr. Wade Exum quit as USOC’s director of Drug Control Administration alleging that the body had imposed “no action” on “approximately 50 percent of all the American athletes who have tested positive for prohibited substances.”Ben Johnson of Canada celebrates winning gold in the Men’s 100 metres final on 24 September 1988 during the XXIV Olympic Games at the Seoul Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. Ben Johnson was later disqualified for the illegal use of performance enhancing drugs. Photo by Getty Images After a change of presidents in 2013, the UCI commissioned an investigation. The result, published earlier this year, was a damning report.  It said that: “going after the cheaters was perceived as a witch hunt that would be detrimental to the image of cycling.” It also found that “the UCI exempted Lance Armstrong from rules, failed to target test him despite the suspicions, and publicly supported him against allegations of doping.”The year of the Festina scandal, 1998, was also the year Armstrong returned to the Tour. He offered the UCI a Band-Aid for cycling’s scarred image. He “was American, which opened up a new continent to conquer, he had beaten cancer and the media quickly made him a global star.”As an individual, the Briton Froome, awkward in interviews and ungainly on a bike, does not resemble Armstrong. Yet it is understandable that French fans should look at Sky, the team Brailsford built, and see reminders of the teams Armstrong created with sponsorship first from the US Postal Service and then from Discovery Channel. Sky is Anglophone. It has money. It is innovative in technology and training. In a crowded cycling calendar, it has the luxury of focusing almost exclusively on the Tour de France, the race that matters in the English-speaking world. On the Tour, Sky refuses to be distracted by lesser prizes. It operates with a rigid team discipline designed to carry its top rider to the yellow jersey.Armstrong was riding in an era when everyone, it seemed, was doping. His teams did it better. Under Armstrong, doping was systematic and scientific. The American corporatized doping.Like Armstrong’s teams, Brailsford’s Sky is secretive. Under pressure they released data collected from sensors on Froome’s body and bike during his decisive climb this year in the Pyrenees. Sky hopes to undercut the cycling wonks who take a rider’s weight and speed and the length and steepness of a climb and calculate his “power output.” The wonks who crunch the numbers expect to find something wrong. For Froome’s big climb’s in 2013 and this year, their math yielded: “power output = rocket fuel.”After Froome’s big ride this year, Armstrong applied a match to already flammable material, tweeting ambiguously: “Too strong to be clean? Don’t ask me, I have no clue.” As the Tour de France cyclists have pedaled through three countries over the last three weeks they have discovered, yet again, that no matter how far they ride, they cannot escape the shadow of doping. Indeed, the faster they go, the more they feel Lance Armstrong breathing on the back of their necks.In the final climb of the Tour, up Alpe d’Huez on Saturday, Chris Froome clung on to enough of the lead he had built on the race’s first mountain stage 11 days earlier. With just the flat ride into Paris left, Froome only had to stay on his bike to win the Tour for a second time. The huge crowds on “The Alpe” were heavily policed after a series of nasty incidents earlier in the race. One fan had thrown a cup of urine over Froome. Another punched one of his Sky teammates, Richie Porte. Other Sky riders complain of spitting and abuse from the roadside. Someone hacked the team’s database and stole data from Froome’s decisive ride up Mount Ventoux in 2013. French TV even used images of Armstrong when discussing Froome’s devastating attack in the Pyrenees this year.Froome has never failed a drugs test. Sir David Brailsford, the head of Team Sky, bridled at the suspicion. Baltimore Oriole Sammy Sosa (R) listens to attorney Jim Sharp during his testimony during a House Committe session investigating Major League Baseball’s effort to eradicate steroid use on Capitol Hill March 17, 2005 in Washington, DC. Photo by Gettylast_img read more

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18 Pennsylvania Workers Evaluated After CO Leak

first_imgNORTHAMPTON, Pa. (AP) – Fire officials say 18 workers were sent to the hospital in eastern Pennsylvania because of a carbon monoxide leak at a grocery store warehouse. Investigators say high levels of the gas were found near where forklift batteries were being charged at the Trader Joe’s warehouse in East Allen Township on Sunday morning. Firefighters discovered the leak while responding to a fire alarm at the warehouse around 7 a.m. Employees were evacuated within about a half hour and were allowed back in around noon. There were no reports of serious injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.last_img read more

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