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Shed Dog Competition comes to Adams County April 27-28

first_img Shed Dog Competition comes to Adams County April 27-28April 26, 2019Mark CarpenterNews0 PreviousIt’s the season to rejuvenateNextWhen we need a do-over Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterThis 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 LivingThe 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 Tom Cross-For the first time the United Kennel Club (UKC) will be holding a national championship shed dog trial competition. Not only is the championship trial new, but chosen as the site for this first-time event is McCoy’s Poplar Flats near Bentonville in Adams County. Chad McCoy lobbied for the event and after UKC officials surveyed the facilities the deal was sealed in the fall of 2017.To be known as the UKC Elite Shed Dog Series, this first national trial is hoping to turn into an annual outing of premier shed dog competition showcasing the finest shed dogs from throughout the United States and Canada.Becoming more and more popular, a shed dog is not a dog that lives in a shed, but a dog trained to find and retrieve shed deer antlers. Bucks shed their antlers in late winter after the rut and shed hunting is becoming as popular as hunting mushrooms. In Adams County you can do both at the same time.Erin and Rob Lewis of West Union have been competing in shed dog events since 2017 and amassed over 100 awards with their two yellow labs, Tuff and Link.“We love to deer hunt and we enjoy shed hunting in spring,” said Erin. “We decided to add a dog to the family to be able to find more shed antlers but with two boys it had to be a family friendly dog, so we chose a yellow lab”Erin pointed out that several breeds compete in the competition. “Labs, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, German shorthairs, English cocker spaniels and even a pit bull from an animal shelter compete in these events.”Erin and Rob are both licensed judges and Erin will be siting on the panel of judges for the Adams County event.According to Lewis the dog with the fastest overall time wins the championship. Lewis said a shed dog course is 50 yards wide and 100 yards long with five shed deer antlers planted on the course. The dog that retrieves all five antlers the quickest wins.“Any dog that completes the course and finds and retrieves all five antlers in under three minutes is usually a first-place dog,” said Erin. “The course is timed to 15 minutes.”Dogs can compete in three categories: Youth (children under 15), Working, and Championship. Dogs competing in Youth or Working class are only required to retrieve four antlers, in the Championship class a dog must retrieve all five antlers. A championship dog will run the course three times combining the times to determine a winner.Courses are all laid out differently according to Lewis. “Some courses will be in woods, cornfields, pasture fields, cedar thickets or weedy CRP fields. At the Adams County event one course will be laid out so spectators will be able to watch the dogs work.”Erin says she expects at least 40 dogs to compete in the weekend event. Competition usually begins around 9 a.m., wrapping up by 2:30 p.m. Spectators are urged to arrive before noon. Two trials will be run on Saturday (April 27), and one trial on Sunday (April 28). At the conclusion of the last trial, a National Champion Shed Dog will be crowned.The championship event will be held at McCoy’s Poplar Flat, 2064 Popular Flat Rd., West Union. For more information go to or phone (269) 343-9020 or Chad McCoy at (937) 430-4999. 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Business Faculty, Steamboat Springs

first_imgAbout Colorado Mountain CollegeImagine working at a college that welcomes everyone — students,faculty, staff, and community members — regardless of theirbackgrounds, beliefs, or traditions. An institution that is alsointegrally connected to, appreciated by, and supported by thosesame communities.Envision yourself at a dynamic, innovative, forward-leaning collegethat has an enterprising spirit and deep commitment to everylearner – from first-generation college students to adult learnersto academically motivated students seeking a more traditionalliberal arts education – all within a robust and highlypersonalized learning environment.Visualize applying your energy and skills to an organization thatrespects and cares about its employees enough to offer competitivecompensation and benefits while encouraging every team member torenew and recharge in places of inspiration, reflection, andworld-class outdoor recreation.Welcome to Colorado Mountain College and its eleven campuslocations sprinkled across a spectacular region of Colorado’scentral Rocky Mountains.Our visionColorado Mountain College aspires to be the most inclusive andinnovative student-centered college in the nation, elevating theeconomic, social, cultural, and environmental vitality of itsbeautiful Rocky Mountain communities.The collegeCMC is a comprehensive, public, open-access dual-missioninstitution offering 136 academic programs ranging from specializedcertificates to associate and bachelor’s degrees, a wide range ofonline, non-credit and lifelong learning courses, as well asextensive concurrent enrollment opportunities in close partnershipwith neighboring school districts.Over 15,000 students attend CMC annually, and 40% of degree-seekingstudents earn a certificate or degree every year. The college’sLatinx enrollment has doubled in six years to 27%, making CMCeligible for federal Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) status. CMCcourses are highly personal and many are experiential by design,each with a maximum registration of 25 students.Colorado Mountain College campuses are located in Aspen,Carbondale, Breckenridge, Dillon, Steamboat Springs, GlenwoodSprings, Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley, Leadville, Rifle, the VailValley, and Salida. Of these locations, three areresidential—Spring Valley, Leadville, and Steamboat Springs — andstudents in Breckenridge have access to college-owned off-campushousing. CMC campuses are close-knit communities, on averageserving between 1,000 – 2,000 students.The majority of the college’s financial support comes from localproperty taxes, not tuition or state revenues. Consequently, CMC isuniquely positioned to be entrepreneurial, nimble, mission-focused,and responsive to community and workforce needs. The college’scentral administrative office, which supports all campus locations,is located in historic downtown Glenwood Springs, the town fromwhich CMC originally launched in 1965.Colorado Mountain College is accredited by the Higher LearningCommission and authorized by the Colorado Commission on HigherEducation. For general information about CMC, its programs,locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to: .Our commitment to an environment where everyonebelongsOur college and beloved mountain communities are enriched by avariety of voices and experiences.At Colorado Mountain College, we continually work to improvelearning and working environments that welcome everyone. We aredeeply committed to promoting a free and open exchange of ideas,improving critical thinking, deepening mutual empathy and respect,and ensuring that every learner and team member has equalopportunities for personal and professional success.The college prioritizes the recruitment, hiring and retention of anengaged workforce that reflects and supports the backgrounds,characteristics and aspirations of the students enrolled at CMC.Therefore, we value applicants who bring a richness of priorexperience and training, and a commitment to the concepts ofinclusive and equitable practices, as well as an understanding ofhistoric and current social issues that impact groups fromdifferent socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.CMC employees enjoy regular opportunities to raise their awarenessabout pressing societal issues, develop individual criticalthinking skills, and expand their understanding of and empathytoward others regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or otherfactors. Our goal is to deliver personalized teaching methods andeffective student support services that enable students to achievetheir goals, regardless of academic, financial, or experientialbarriers.Applicants to Colorado Mountain College must demonstrate acommitment and competence to work effectively with students,employees, and community members of all backgrounds.The positionFull time faculty positions begin in August 2021 with a 30 credithour (170 day contract per Board Policy 4.12) teaching loadannually.The successful candidate will teach across multiple Businesssub-disciplines, which may include management, marketing, finance,economics, accounting, and general business . Course delivery mayinclude a mix of live in-person, virtual video, and onlineeducation and technology-based modalities available to studentsthroughout the College.Teaching responsibilities expected of all faculty include: teachingcourse load as assigned, evaluate courses and assess studentlearning, meet established course, program and learning outcomes,comply with guidelines and policies, maintain office hours perestablished standards, develop rapport with students, assist withand participate in advising, orientation and registrationactivities.CMC Faculty are expected to engage in service activities such ascampus and college committees, participation in relevant projects,mentor peers, participate in and assist with assessment activities,program review, student organization, recruiting andretention.Salary range: $65,686.19 – $80,005.72 depending upon education andexperience. Excellent benefits include, Medical, Dental, Vision,Life Insurance, Pet insurance, 12% retirement contribution, tuitionreimbursement, sick time accrual, mental health resources, andhealthy lifestyle benefits. For more information on our benefits,please see here .Requirements:Qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach in this program,or eligible to be credentialed. Examples of ideal qualificationsinclude:A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration or aMaster’s Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in business,economics, finance, management, marketing or related fields.Minimum of one-year full-time teaching experience, or theequivalent as an adjunct instructor. Higher education teachingexperience preferred.Diverse. Inclusive. Innovative. Focused on Student Success. Theseprinciples reflect the soul of CMC. They guide us in building ourteams and cultivating leaders. They guide us to be an institutionof higher education that’s the right fit for every faculty member,staff, student, and community member in its trust. Applicants mustdemonstrate a commitment to working effectively with students,employees, and community members of all backgrounds.Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilitiespreferred.To Apply: Please submit the required letter of interest,resume, list of three professional references and transcripts. Tobe considered for a full time faculty position, transcripts must beincluded with application material. Please do not send officialtranscripts; please use copies for application purposes. CMC is anEOE committed to diversifying its workforce.External Applicants: Apply OnlineInternal Applicants: Please proceed to the HR page ofBasecamp for instructions on applying for a full time position asan internal applicant.Review of application material will begin March 19,2021.last_img read more

Writing Instructor & Writing Studies Specialist

first_imgJacobson Center Job DescriptionJob SummaryAs a Writing Instructor: Teach writing to a variety of students inthe classroom and in individual counseling sessions at the JacobsonCenter.As Writing Studies Specialist: Provide institutional expertise onthe theory and practice of teaching writing for academic and publicpurposes.Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce andparticipate in the College’s efforts to create a respectful,inclusive, and welcoming work environment.Essential FunctionsClassroom teaching (33%)Teach two writing courses per year.Writing Instructor (33%)Serve as a writing instructor (meeting with students to discuss andreview writing assignments) for scheduled half-hour intervals atthe Jacobson Center. Sessions will focus on student requests thatrange from help in developing a thesis statement to reviewingconsistency of voice in graduate-level work.Faculty development and support (20%)Play a leadership role in formulating faculty development relatedto the teaching of writing. Consult with, advise, and supportfaculty in the disciplines on pedagogical strategies that enhancethe mission of the College with regard to writinginstruction.Other FunctionsJacobson Center projects (14%)Participate in timely Jacobson Center projects, for example, thedevelopment of curricular and other pedagogical materials onwriting, and the development, implementation, and analysis ofwriting assessments. Contribute to the Writing Enriched Curriculumprogram.All employees are expected to participate in the College’sefforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming workenvironment.Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education,experience, certifications, licenses)MA in Writing Studies or an equivalent field; experience teachingcollege-level writing courses; experience teaching writing in awriting center; familiarity with the literature and resources onteaching writing in a wide vareity of classroom settings; knowledgeof writing assessment methodologies.Experience working with individuals from diversebackgrounds.Preferred QualificationsFamiliarity with public-facing writing best practices andpublication platforms. Familiarity with the mission of a women’scollege.SkillsExcellent communication, writing, organizational, and teamworkskills. Experience with Windows, Google suite, and electronicclassroom management systems, like Moodle.Additional InformationThis is a two-year, academic year, limited termappointment.Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter inorder for your application to be considered for this position .You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single fileor attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you haveprovided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application.You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you havehit the Submit button.Review of applications will beginMay 7, 2021Compensation Grade:Grade K ExemptPosition Type:RegularAbout Smith CollegeLocated in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largestwomen’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence inteaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty ofoutstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, asadvisors, and through student-faculty research projects. TheCollege is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst,Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University ofMassachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and facultycross-teach across the Five Colleges.Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employerand does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color,religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genderidentity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment andemployment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of itsprograms and activities, as specified by all applicable laws andregulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.last_img read more

West Mids gets £5.5m boost

first_imgThe West Midlands has received a £5.5m government award, giving a major boost to Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street’s commitment to deliver the cleanest bus fleet in the UK outside London.The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has received nearly £3m to upgrade buses to Euro 6 emissions standard across the region, with a further £2.5m going to Coventry.The funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will enable 350 buses to be retrofitted to Euro 6.The Mayor’s goal is for the entire fleet in the West Midlands metropolitan area to have Euro 6 engines by April 2021The Mayor says: “I am delighted that we have been successful in our bid for government funding. This is a massive boost to our ambition to clean up the air in the West Midlands.“We will now be working with the companies involved to make sure their vehicles are upgraded as soon as possible.”last_img read more

Turkish official: Jamal Khashoggi’s body was dissolved in acid

first_imgThe body of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was dissolved in acid after his murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to an adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.“The reason they dismembered Khashoggi’s body was to dissolve his remains more easily,” Yamal Aktay said in an interview with Hurriyet Daily newspaper. “Now we see that they did not only dismember his body but also vaporized it.”“The murder of an innocent person is one crime,” Aktay said. “The treatment of the body is a separate crime.” Late last month, Erdoğan said the 18 men arrested by Saudi Arabia and suspected of involvement in what he called the “gruesome murder” of Khashoggi should face trial in Turkey.“This is my proposal and my request because this is where the incident took place,” he told his parliamentary group.Meanwhile, the Washington Post, citing an unnamed official, said “biological evidence” found in the consulate’s garden suggested that because of acid “Khashoggi’s body was not in need of burying.”The journalist’s body has still not been found a month after his disappearance on October 2, when he entered the consulate.last_img read more

Did The Beatles Music-Based Film ‘Yesterday’ Steal Its Plot?

first_imgThe plot of Yesterday, the upcoming Working Title film that follows a man suddenly thrust into a world without The Beatles who decides to steal the credit for their masterpieces of pop, may itself be the result of theft. Graphic novelist Dave Blot has come forward on comic-centric site Bleeding Cool to shine some light on what he perceives as the theft of the concept created by himself and artist Jérémie Royer. The case he makes, especially when comparing the story outlines, is extremely compelling.The movie from Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill, follows Jack Malik (Himesh Patel, BBC’s Eastenders), a struggling musician who wakes up after a world wide blackout to find he is the only person alive who remembers the music of The Beatles. Seizing the opportunity to parlay their iconic songs into pop super-stardom for himself, he risks losing the one woman who believed in him all along. As high premise romance movies go, it’s fairly imaginative….or is it?The 2011 Yesterday graphic novel from Blot and Royer follows John Duval, a Frenchman from New York who finds himself inexplicably transported back to the early sixties. Though at first embracing his situation, he encounters a series of depressing set backs, including having his girlfriend cheat on him with no less than Bob Dylan. At a low point, Duval dejectedly sings the title song to himself. In a flash he is inspired to beat John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr to the punch. Forming his own band , named, cheekily, The Futurians, he closely parallels the rocket to world wide idols of the artists whose work he’s stolen.The French creators are pleading their case in a unique way, fighting first in the court of public opinion.  They’ve made their graphic novel available for free download in the original French HERE and in a translated English edition HERE.  We’re including the trailer and some choice panels from the graphic novel to give you a sense of the similarities for yourself.Given the seemingly eternal popularity of The Beatles catalog, the presence of a high profile supporting cast like pop star Ed Sheeran and Saturday Night Live lead Kate McKinnon and the buzz around the film it looks like the cinematic Yesterday is poised to do very well at the box office. At this point comic creators Blot and Royer are likely rooting for the Boyle film to break the bank so that the ensuing legal settlement will be all the sweeter.  The best things in life may well be free, but the film producers may well be paying the comic creators a lot of money, which, we are guessing, is what they want.Yesterday (2019) Movie Trailer:Yesterday (2011) Graphic Novel Excerpts: And just for fun, check out this fun meeting Duval has with Lennon and McCartney, who marvel at his song writing prowess while seeming scared by the mania shown by his legions of fans.last_img read more

FDNY Kicks of EMS Week with Annual Medical Special Ops Conference

first_imgThe conference provides an opportunity for specialists to experience some of the more complex and challenging areas of emergency medical response. Dario Gonzalez, MD, FACEP, of FEMA US&R New York Task Force 1, noted special considerations in medical monitoring and supervision of personnel: Attendees at the traumatic amputation session at the 2014 FDNY MSOC. Areas that need to be considered in these environments, in addition to proper personal protection equipment (PPE), include air monitors, radiation detection equipment and chemical-protective clothing. Know the canine “partner” from head to toe, perform a physical assessment and take canine vital signs every morning the dog is on the job;Watch for limping, elevation of the head or flinching by the canine when you compress or palpate a hurt or injured paw or leg;Learn to recognize what’s normal for each dog;Check the mouth for symmetry and assess capillary refill (should be less than two seconds);Check breathing patterns–the normal range for canines is 6—20 breaths per minute, up to 40 with exertion/exercise;Lung sounds should be clear, there shouldn’t be crackles or wheezes;The average working dog (60—100 lbs.) will have a resting heart rate of 60—100 bpm; up to 120—140 bpm with exertion/exercise; andOperators should know how their canine behaves at different times throughout the day, including how the dog responds to food and other stimuli. Check lung sounds at the border of the scapula because there’s less adipose tissue;Listen for heart sounds by laying the patient on their left side;Use the tip of the nose and ear lobes for pulse oximeter placement;Oxygenate by using combinations of nasal cannula, non-rebreather and continuous positive airway pressure;Patients shouldn’t be laid flat because it causes the chin to tip forward, occluding the airway. Instead, you should build a wedge by using layers beginning at the point of the scapula up to the head to open the airway; andIf one airway is good, three are better: place nasopharyngeal airways in both nostrils in addition to an oral airway. Attendees included EMTs, paramedics, physicians, medical specialists, educators and leadership from some of the country’s top urban search and rescue (US&R) teams, as well as the military, fire and EMS communities. The day concluded with a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the WTC site and a meet-and-greet reception with the FDNY Fire Commissioner and Chief of EMS at the New York City Fire Museum. Christopher Ho, MD, of FEMA US&R California Task Force 8, presented important bariatric patient care strategies that should be used when assessing obese patients: Dehydration should be your No. 1 priority;Be ready to treat hand injuries, simple lacerations and strains; andBe alert to stress and aftershocks. Anthony Macintyre, MD, medical director for FEMA US&R Virginia Task Force 1, presented case summaries from US&R rescue experiences and noted that: The two-day event featured lectures from attending US&R teams, as well as workshops consisting of patient packaging in a subway simulator, confined space maneuvers in a collapsed structure, medical scenarios with high-fidelity manikins simulating entrapped patients, and ultrasound examination using live models utilizing the extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma method. Joseph Holley, MD, medical director for FEMA US&R Tennessee Task Force 1, reviewed seldom-used cache drugs medical operators must be knowledgeable about and discussed medications in the current US&R cache. These included sedatives, paralytics, veterinary and topical medications. He also pointed out how ketamine can and should be utilized during US&R medical care. Medical issues that will be encountered at earthquakes: Robertone attended last year’s conference and found not only the content to be a unique opportunity and experience for attendees, but also the FDNY facility to be a superb venue for emergency personnel to learn important aspects of medical special operations in a realistic training environment. Roberts stressed that not protecting airways from the dust and particulates, often present at collapses like the WTC, can cause life- and career-altering medical issues, as can carbon monoxide from gas-powered equipment. Register for this year’s FDNY MSOC at For more information, email [email protected] or call 718-999-2507. In an ongoing effort to advance the knowledge and skills of emergency medical special operations personnel, the New York City Fire Department (FDNY), in partnership with the FDNY Foundation, invites first responders to attend the third annual Medical Special Operations Conference (MSOC) to kick off EMS Week. A field limb amputation workshop conducted at the North Shore LIJ Bioskills Education Center featured a lecture discussing the historical background of field limb amputation, followed by a review of the necessary supplies and equipment, as well as some alternative equipment options. Instructors pointed out the indication and superior clinical judgment required to make the decision to perform a field limb amputation and the complexities surrounding the actual procedure including coordination between rescue, structure and medical teams required to safely extricate a patient. An optional one-day preconference workshop on May 15 will feature a hands-on bioskills cadaver lab and workshops on canine critical care, casualty air evacuation and special boat operations, concluding with a visit to the World Trade Center (WTC) Memorial for a special tour hosted by FDNY. Last year’s participants told JEMS reporter Annamarie Robertone the MSOC should be mandatory for anyone operating in the medical special operations environment, a testament to the content and instructors featured at this unique conference. MSOC will take place at FDNY’s expansive academy on Randall’s Island on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17. According to Douglas Isaacs, MD, a key developer of the event and FDNY deputy medical director in the Office of Medical Affairs, this year’s conference will offer workshops, lectures, panel discussions, hands-on skills opportunities and a vendor area that features the latest medical and rescue special operations equipment and products. The goal of the MSOC is to provide a venue to discuss, illustrate and practice the best medical approaches to complex incidents, and improve the morbidity and mortality of patients in an austere environment previously unavailable outside of an actual event. Jorge N. Hernandez, MD, of FEMA US&R Florida Task Force 2, presented important pediatric pearls: Basic elements provided in training developed by Joseph A. Barbera, MD, over the past two decades still hold true, and advanced procedures are usually less useful in these unique situations; andThe unique aspects of US&R mandate that multidisciplinary coordination occur to affect safe patient extrication. Katie Roberts, EMT-P, with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) US&R California Task Force 3, noted US&R members have learned that hazardous materials (hazmat) operations and concerns have to be considered at terrorist incidents, citing how past deployments have shown emergency operators are always working in an environment that contains contaminants or hazmat such as concrete dust, particulates, carbon monoxide and hydrogen sulfide. Criteria for team physical requirements must be established and followed;The baseline physical assessment should include: vital signs, past medical history, present medical history and medications currently being taken;There needs to be an ongoing evaluation of a responder’s fit-for-duty status to make the determination if rescuers are “good to go”; andAfter effects of each incident on the responder needs to be assessed and there should be a structured support system in place for personnel. Following the lecture, participants received hands-on experience and practiced the steps of performing a field limb amputation in the bioskills lab with experienced trauma and emergency medicine physicians. They also had the opportunity to learn how to obtain humeral and sternal intraosseous access, as well as a chance to hone their airway management skills using advanced techniques and equipment. Placing a 1″ pad on a backboard at the level of the shoulders puts the spine in alignment and opens the airway;Until age 8, pediatric nasopharyngeal structures are narrow;Pediatric tracheas are short, their tongues are large, and their tracheas are prone to collapse;Classically, because the necks of pediatric patients are so short during their early years of development, you won’t see jugular vein distention;Intraosseous access should be considered early in the treatment algorithm; andCrews should always watch for airway obstruction and pneumothorax in pediatric patients. Medical issues that will be encountered at hurricanes can include dehydration, feet pain and blusters, rashes, puncture wounds, and abrasions. FDNY MSOC attendees watch an overturned vehicle simulation. Rave Reviews for Last Year’s Conference Subject matter experts shared past disaster experiences, which revealed strategy, equipment, technology and skills that have been utilized to improve patient care. Robertone’s report follows, presenting some key learning points from just a few of the lectures presented at the MSOC. Jennifer Brown, DVM, of FEMA US&R Florida Task Force 2, presented important considerations for US&R canine care: Mike Kurtz, EMT-P, medical coordinator for FEMA US&R Pennsylvania Task Force 1, discussed common issues at various deployments. Registration for MSOClast_img read more

County parks department listening to ideas for future development, programming

first_imgJohnson County Parks Director Jill Geller answers questions from Richard Voss at an open house at Antioch Library Tuesday night which was designed to get input about the future of the county parks.Parks in northeast Johnson County are mostly the province of its many municipalities, but this year NEJC residents can influence how the county park system develops and changes.Visitors to the open house Tuesday looked over display boards on each of the county parks and then submitted comments.Over the next several months, the Johnson County Park and Recreation District will be updating its master plan for the entire system. Parks director Jill Geller said the 44-acre Antioch Park at 67th and Antioch, opened in 1955, is not only the county’s oldest park, but also its smallest. And, it is the closest for northeast Johnson County.Northeast Johnson County had already been developed by the time the county park system began, leaving the northeast without large greenspace. Antioch is the closest to the northeast, although the county owns and runs the aquatic center and sports dome in Roeland Park and operates the Roeland Park Community Center and its programming. Geller said the department also offers some programming at the Prairie Village community building near city hall.Walking and biking trails is one area where the county can support cities across the county, Geller said, by helping with the local match for construction grants. The county parks department recently participated in a Shawnee trail. Lately, the Turkey Creek Trail and its financing has been a topic of discussion in both Mission and Roeland Park. Geller said the county is more likely to help with a trail connection, which is the case in Mission.Tuesday evening at the Antioch Library, residents walked through display boards of each of the county’s parks and had a chance to offer comments and suggestions for future development. The parks department is wide open on suggestions for recreation, programming, capital improvements and future operations, said Darin Barr of Ballard King & Associates, one of the firms helping with the planning. A citizen survey is among the next steps. The comments from the open house sessions and surveys will be used to develop ideas that can again be open to public participation.Barr said a proposal for the county should be ready by late next spring.last_img read more

Police tase, shoot man fleeing from scene of Dollar Tree robbery at border of Johnson, Wyandotte Counties

first_imgThe suspect was shot at the corner of 6th Terrace and 47th Street. Evidence markers and clothes are near the corner. KCK is on the left and Roeland Park is on the right.A man police found fleeing from the scene of a robbery of the Dollar Tree General Store at 520 County Line Rd., just a block from the border of Roeland Park, Westwood and Kansas City, Kan., was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputy shot him Thursday afternoon.The report of an armed robbery came in around 1:30 p.m. Thursday with law enforcement officers from the Wyandotte Sheriff’s Department and the Westwood Police department the first to arrive on the scene. The officers found a black male a few blocks west of the Dollar Tree store, fleeing on foot. The suspect was armed with a large knife, according to a briefing provided by the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department. The Westwood officer used a Taser gun to try to disable the man, but it was not successful in stopping him. At that point, according to the Sheriff’s Department, the Wyandotte deputy shot the man. The information officer said she did not know how many shots had been fired.The suspect did not take anything from the store, but police were still interviewing employees to find out what happened during the robbery attempt. No employees were injured in the incident. A man near the scene said his daughter’s car had been grazed by a bullet during the incident while she was in it.After the shooting, the suspect was taken to the hospital via ambulance. Several blocks of 47th Street are blocked off for the investigation. The shooting occurred at 6th Terrace and County Line Road, about three blocks west of the Dollar Tree. Police units from Roeland Park, Mission, Fairway and KCK also were on the scene. Police from the KCK department are handling the investigation.Officers said the taser would have a range of about 12 feet.The street was flooded with police from several different agencies after the shooting Thursday afternoon.Police were still interviewing witnesses in the Dollar Tree store where the incident started Thursday afternoon.last_img read more

Atlona Announces Velocity 2.0 AV Control Platform, Scheduling Touch Panel Now Available

first_imgAtlona is shipping Velocity 2.0, the next generation of its IP-enabled platform for AV control, room scheduling and asset management. The latest Velocity System platform offers a flexible new architecture to support various room and application requirements — several of which Atlona will demonstrate within its ISE 2020 stand (5-T50) in Amsterdam next month.The new release integrates several new and important capabilities at no extra cost, including room scheduling, unlimited BYOD usage for AV control, integration with leading soft codec platforms (Zoom Rooms, Cisco WebEx), AV asset management and remote monitoring and management from the cloud.At ISE 2020, which marks the public debut of Velocity 2.0, Atlona will showcase these and other valuable benefits in multiple, live demonstrations across the stand:A standalone environment that highlights Velocity AV system control configurations, room booking and scheduling applications, and integration with the Atlona Management System (AMS) for configuration and management of Velocity and IP-connected AV devices.Integration with Atlona OmniStream AV over IP, Omega presentation and collaboration products, and Opus HDR distribution and matrix products with a focus on video wall management, source routing, and ease of use for system users and integrators.New Velocity Touch Panel for Room Scheduling and AV ControlAtlona also announces the AT-VSP-800 8″ room scheduling and AV control touch panel that will ship in early February. With integrated bezel LED lighting, the panel is ideal for lobbies, hallways, or meeting space entrances that require a quick and easy way of visualizing room availability at a distance in scheduling applications.Alternatively, the panel can instead be used within huddle spaces, conference rooms, classrooms, lecture halls and other spaces that require AV control. In these cases, the lights on the outer frame of the touch panel can be used to reinforce awareness of AV control functions, such as AV mute or divisible room state.Systems integrators and tech managers can configure the AT-VSP-800 for either room scheduling or AV control within the Velocity System Gateway, eliminating the expense of purchasing and managing separate software platforms. Installers save additional time and money through the panel’s compact mounting footprint, which offers universal compatibility within walls or furniture via a one-gang U.S., UK or EU opening.Velocity Hardware and SoftwareVelocity retains its original functionality and benefits, including an IT-friendly architecture, built-in disaster recovery, and the ability to quickly configure, modify and extend control systems without extensive programming. The updated Velocity System platform includes new hardware (VGW-HW) and software (VGW-SW) server gateways to serve AV control installations over the network, while eliminating the expense of and requirement for a standalone control processor in each specific room or space.The complete range of new Velocity System hardware and software components, including the free Velocity Cloud Lite for simplified remote configuration and management, can be found here.last_img read more