Hiring system – MPS 2016 http://mps2016.org/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 13:41:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mps2016.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-4-120x120.png Hiring system – MPS 2016 http://mps2016.org/ 32 32 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan will face a familiar system when visiting the Broncos https://mps2016.org/49ers-kyle-shanahan-will-face-a-familiar-system-when-visiting-the-broncos/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 11:34:25 +0000 https://mps2016.org/49ers-kyle-shanahan-will-face-a-familiar-system-when-visiting-the-broncos/ ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Memories of Colorado’s Kyle Shanahan are probably pretty common for the kid of an NFL coach. He would hear from classmates if the Broncos weren’t playing well with his dad, Mike, at the helm. He would wonder what analysis the newspapers would bring on Monday morning. Oh, and there’s also the big […]]]>
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The future scope of the Online Recruitment System Market is expecting to see https://mps2016.org/the-future-scope-of-the-online-recruitment-system-market-is-expecting-to-see/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 11:49:16 +0000 https://mps2016.org/the-future-scope-of-the-online-recruitment-system-market-is-expecting-to-see/ Online Recruitment System Market Size Online Recruitment System Market Study 2022-2027: Online Recruitment System Market (Recently Released Report) which covers Market Overview, Future Economic Impact, Manufacturer Competition, Supply (Production), and Consumption Analysis, and focuses on various products and other market trends. The Global Online Recruitment System Industry Market research report provides a comprehensive study of […]]]>

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Cloud

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North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy)
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Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa)

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Futtura Unveils Universal Site Management System from: Futtura Tools & Technology https://mps2016.org/futtura-unveils-universal-site-management-system-from-futtura-tools-technology/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 05:33:58 +0000 https://mps2016.org/futtura-unveils-universal-site-management-system-from-futtura-tools-technology/ Contractors can use the Futtura system to locate sites, check grade, set up base stations, set stakes, and calculate volumes of material removed. Futura Futtura offers a site management system solution for task supervision on construction sites. The universal site supervision system, including SiteMetrix Grade and the all-new F631 multi-frequency, multi-GNSS RTK base and rover, […]]]>

Contractors can use the Futtura system to locate sites, check grade, set up base stations, set stakes, and calculate volumes of material removed.

Futura

Futtura offers a site management system solution for task supervision on construction sites. The universal site supervision system, including SiteMetrix Grade and the all-new F631 multi-frequency, multi-GNSS RTK base and rover, helps contractors manage jobsite activities. Contractors can use the Futtura system to locate sites, check grade, set up base stations, set stakes, and calculate volumes of material removed.

SiteMetrix-level features

  • Portable
  • Stake design points for sites
  • Collect topographic snapshots to create surfaces for volume comparisons
  • Configure, convert and manage files for Futtura GradeMetrix machine control systems
  • Create platforms, slopes and ramps standalone or upload to GradeMetrix machine control systems
  • RTK network compatibility
  • Supports generic file formats; DXF, DWG and LandXML

The F631 GNSS receiver is powered by Athena RTK technology. With Athena, the F631 provides RTK performance when receiving corrections from a static base station or network RTK correction system. With multiple connectivity options, the F631 allows RTK corrections to be received via radio, cellular modem, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or serial connection. The F631 offers centimeter accuracy and can be used in construction environments.

F631 Rugged Base and Mobile Features

  • Multi-frequency, multi-GNSS compatible GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo/QZSS/SBAS/WAAS (all standards)
  • Built-in dual band 400/900 Mhz SATEL radio
  • Supports UHF and spread spectrum frequencies
  • Powerful web interface with serial, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections
  • Built-in global cellular modem
  • Built-in IMU for tilted pole measurements
  • Athena RTK engine delivers GNSS performance
  • Supports 50km long range RTK baselines
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Snickers and Waco’s Starburst Plant Significantly Reduce Water and Energy Use with New System | Local business news https://mps2016.org/snickers-and-wacos-starburst-plant-significantly-reduce-water-and-energy-use-with-new-system-local-business-news/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 20:20:00 +0000 https://mps2016.org/snickers-and-wacos-starburst-plant-significantly-reduce-water-and-energy-use-with-new-system-local-business-news/ The Mars Wrigley factory in Waco produces colorful products such as Starburst, Skittles and Snickers, but green has become a favorite there. Its latest nod to conserving and treating the Earth and its resources is a $15 million on-site water treatment plant designed to reduce the facility’s greenhouse gas emissions. while reducing water consumption and […]]]>

The Mars Wrigley factory in Waco produces colorful products such as Starburst, Skittles and Snickers, but green has become a favorite there. Its latest nod to conserving and treating the Earth and its resources is a $15 million on-site water treatment plant designed to reduce the facility’s greenhouse gas emissions. while reducing water consumption and generating energy.

Just steps from the factory’s main entrance, across the well-maintained campus, a massive cooling tower is flanked by a building where anaerobic wastewater treatment now occurs.

Mars Wrigley has swapped the aerobic water treatment system in place since 1976, when the plant opened, for a more efficient and less odorous system. Engineering manager Grant Vowels, pointing to nearby school buildings, said the distinction was significant given Midway High School’s proximity to the Mars Drive plant and Central Texas Parkway.

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Site manager Chris Sgobbo said the new system will reduce water use by 37 million gallons per year and energy use by 62%. He estimated that the anaerobic system will produce biogas that meets about 15% of the plant’s energy needs.

Vowels said Mars Wrigley has had a mutually beneficial relationship with the city of Waco for years, and he expects that to continue. He said the plant pre-treats the wastewater it discharges into the city’s treatment system and agreed years ago to fuel the boilers using methane from the Waco landfill. The collaboration met with mixed results, as methane impurities “fouled” the boilers over time, and Mars Wrigley had to make repairs and stop using the gas. Now the company is interested in using methane from the landfill again, but would use a scrubber if that effort progresses.

By next year, the Mars Wrigley plant in Waco will produce 200,000 tons of food, more than any other Mars facility in North America, Sgobbo said. A plant in the Netherlands is Mars’ largest system-wide food producer, he said.

Mars in Waco produces 80% of the Snickers and Skittles products consumed in North America, and all Starburst on the continent. He now roasts peanuts in Waco, the big one shipped from Georgia, and the process requires a heavy dose of water, a fact that makes preservation even more of a priority, Sgobbo said. He said demand for Mars confectionery products, even during the pandemic, remained strong. Mars Wrigley recruits locally. It employs 775 people in Waco, but temps and contractors constantly on site push the total number of jobs to 1,000 to 1,200 at any one time, Sgobbo said.

“A new class is coming this week,” he said, referring to new recruits learning the ropes before joining the team.

Mars offers an apprenticeship program targeting people in the skilled trades. Sgobbo said experience in supply chain operations, maintenance and lean manufacturing gives candidates an edge.

“I like quality-minded people,” he said. “I meet every new associate. Everyone, regardless of job title, is a QA staff member.”

He said Mars Wrigley had his own way of doing things. The Waco plant has a cafeteria and would prefer that employees not go out for lunch. It is a 24/7 operation, and sometimes operates in three shifts, but not always. Public access to the inner workings of the factory, where the sweets are made and packaged, is restricted. And, yes, the Mars family that founded the company remains heavily involved, Sgobbo said. Family members have been known to visit sites.

Sgobbo said Mars Wrigley has a good working relationship with Texas State Technical College. He welcomes the news that TSTC, Waco and McLennan County have announced plans to build a multi-million dollar industrial training facility in the Waco Industrial Park that TSTC will own and operate. Officials said they were counting on private companies to get involved, possibly donating tools and machinery or meeting their costs.

The starting salary at Mars Wrigley varies by experience, expertise and position, but $18 to $19 an hour is in the ballpark, Sgobbo said.

Conservation efforts at Mars Wrigley in Waco are part of a company-wide goal to halve water use by 2025, Sgobbo said.

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Oklahoma school bus drivers are also part of the education system https://mps2016.org/oklahoma-school-bus-drivers-are-also-part-of-the-education-system/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 13:11:17 +0000 https://mps2016.org/oklahoma-school-bus-drivers-are-also-part-of-the-education-system/ I had the good fortune of teaching in public schools for 35 years in Oklahoma. I was a vocal music teacher, but I also taught bands, orchestras, musicals and even coached tennis at one point. These years in public education, particularly at Enid PublicSchools, have been rewarding and, above all, fun. Now that I’m retired, […]]]>

I had the good fortune of teaching in public schools for 35 years in Oklahoma. I was a vocal music teacher, but I also taught bands, orchestras, musicals and even coached tennis at one point. These years in public education, particularly at Enid PublicSchools, have been rewarding and, above all, fun.

Now that I’m retired, I find the feeling fulfilling in other aspects of life — my family, my church, maybe a little fishing here and there. But when I started driving a bus seven years ago, I knew when I retired that was what I wanted to do.

Life is different after retirement, but it’s still rewarding. I probably have people sitting on the edge of their seats, begging for the answer to the question, “HOW can driving a bus be what you want to do after you retire?” In all honesty, I didn’t expect it to be a “call.” I was looking forward to retirement, but was still earning a few extra bucks here and there.

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Electrical systems engineers take a well-deserved bow https://mps2016.org/electrical-systems-engineers-take-a-well-deserved-bow/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 20:32:54 +0000 https://mps2016.org/electrical-systems-engineers-take-a-well-deserved-bow/ //php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> As with engineering in general, electrical/electronic engineering has always had its specialties. We have our processors, software (depending on your perspective), analog and logic circuits, RF, and active and passive components, to name just a few of the many disciplines in which EEs can focus […]]]>

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As with engineering in general, electrical/electronic engineering has always had its specialties. We have our processors, software (depending on your perspective), analog and logic circuits, RF, and active and passive components, to name just a few of the many disciplines in which EEs can focus their training and efforts.

Until about two decades ago, all of these specialties were held in somewhat comparable esteem, with two exceptions. One was the RF engineers working “out there in a corner” as they fused Maxwell’s equations with their unique esoteric design “magic” to create impressive wireless devices, despite the challenges and the apparent strangeness of much of what they were doing. Other EEs may not have fully understood what they were doing, but had a lot of respect for it nonetheless.

The other exception was for those who made higher wattage systems that operated at several hundred volts and amps and higher. For reasons I have never understood, after electronics came onto the scene – characterized first by tubes, then by semiconductor devices and integrated circuits – engineering students and practitioners electrical were seen by many other EEs as the ones that couldn’t “make it” with the hottest, glamorous areas like processors and software. It had an undeserved reputation as a place for EEs that could only be in the boring and laborious realm of power rather than the trendier and more visible realms, even though that was the dominant discipline in the early years of the electricity (see Figure 1).

Figure 1: Early electrical engineering focused on power and motors, as seen in this photo of a University of Michigan laboratory circa 1920. The students (all male) also dressed heavily more formally than today. (Source: University of Michigan Archives)

Demonstrating the diminished stature of energy engineering, parents would brag that their child is “studying computers”, but would not say the same for “electricity and energy”. Ironically enough, EEs who specialized in the extreme ends of electrical engineering such as Tesla coils at thousands of volts were often considered eccentric geniuses.

The status and recognition of the electrical systems designer has certainly improved dramatically over the past few decades, and for good reason. With the push for electric vehicles of various types, renewable energy (solar, wind and others), and energy efficiency in general, there has been a long overdue recognition that the engineers who understand the issues and design these systems are doing sophisticated things and hard work.

There’s no question that electrical systems engineering doesn’t move or change as fast as some other areas of EE – that’s part of the nature of its technology and very legitimate user caution. When you talk about these power levels, errors of any type are very serious in terms of safety, cost, repair and loss of time.

All of this got me wondering: Where do today’s engineers come from? Being a designer of such systems requires university studies; practical practice; deep understanding of physics; an overview of suitable components; respect for “mundane” issues, such as contacts, connectors and wiring; regulatory mandates; technical standards; and more. While some of this skill is undoubtedly learned on the job, much of it simply cannot be.

I decided to research basic information, such as where this subject is taught, the number or percentage of EE students and employed EE who now focus on electrical system design, etc. I’m going to skip the story until the end: I had a lot of trouble.

Yes, there are a few schools with strong programs, but only a few. Several years ago, I asked a department head why his school only had a symbolic power program, and he was candid in his response. He said that due to the voltages and currents, it was expensive to set up and maintain the physical layout of such a laboratory and its instrumentation, it required a lot of space, it required special wiring with a Substantial AC line as well as batteries for energy storage. , there were inherent security concerns, and it simply lacked the prestige to attract outside donors.

I have tried to obtain significant numbers from various educational, government and professional sources. Unfortunately, these sources use different terminology for similar roles as well as similar terminology for different roles; furthermore, some grouped “computer science” with “electrical engineering”, while others did not.

I learned that through an evaluation, colleges in the United States awarded about 31,000 undergraduate degrees in EE in 2017-2018 (Reference 3), but with a combined electrical and electronics enrollment of about 78,000 (Figure 2, reference 5) – a disparity that puts all the figures in serious doubt.

Figure 2: These engineering enrollment figures by discipline should only be used as a guideline due to overlaps and differences in the definition of these majors. Note that the number of mechanical engineering students is much higher than the number in electrical engineering. (Source: American Society for Engineering Education)

Adding to the confusion, “computer science” and “electrical/computer engineering” are listed by this source as additional disciplines, as is biomedical engineering. In short, there is no simple and unequivocal way of analyzing all these disciplines.

Equally confusing was the breakdown of electrical engineering into professional roles. For example, in an assessment, “electrical engineer” is a broad title, covering the design or installation of such a system, or a maintenance engineer in a large facility. In others, the definition of electrical and electronics engineers appears to have significant gaps (Figure 3, reference 9).

Figure 3: The engineering job classifications and definitions used by the US Department of Education may leave a lot to be desired, but improving them is much easier said than done. (Source: United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)

There were also the usual articles worrying about the shortage of electrical engineers, but such worries are perennial and pervasive in all engineering disciplines and are even true except when they are not.

In the end, I simply gave up on the investigation. I didn’t have the time, expertise, or personal resources to research a question that might even be impossible to answer or that would require digging very deep, making judgments about what constitutes a course, program, or job.

What has been your experience as an electrical system designer or someone who has worked with a system? Where did you (or did they) discover the cutthroat world of designs and products with hundreds of volts and amps and all the unique problems they bring in both concept and implementation? Are there any specific programs you would recommend?

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References

  1. IEEE Electrical Engineering Society. (2006). “Power Engineers Needed: What PES Does to Attract Talent.”
  2. Vancouver Island University. (2020). “VIU aims to fill a shortage of electrical engineers.”
  3. Factual College. “2022 Electrical Engineering Degree Guide.”
  4. “Electrical engineering.”
  5. American Society for Engineering Education. “Engineering by the Numbers.”
  6. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “What Electrical and Electronics Engineers Do.”
  7. National Science Foundation. “How many degrees are earned in engineering and which subfields are the most popular?”
  8. Zippia, Inc. “Demographics and Statistics of Electrical Engineers in the United States.”
  9. US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. “Detail for CIP Code 14.4801: Energy Systems Engineering, General.”
  10. University of Michigan. “Electrical and Computer Engineering in Michigan: A Story of People Fueling Innovation.”

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Davison Named President and CEO – Saint Francis Healthcare System https://mps2016.org/davison-named-president-and-ceo-saint-francis-healthcare-system/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 13:38:56 +0000 https://mps2016.org/davison-named-president-and-ceo-saint-francis-healthcare-system/ September 14, 2022 Justin Davison The Saint Francis Healthcare System Board of Directors is pleased to appoint Justin Davison as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. “I am pleased to support Justin Davison as President and CEO of Saint Francis,” said Bishop Edward M. Rice, Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. “His extensive […]]]>

September 14, 2022

The Saint Francis Healthcare System Board of Directors is pleased to appoint Justin Davison as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

“I am pleased to support Justin Davison as President and CEO of Saint Francis,” said Bishop Edward M. Rice, Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. “His extensive experience in Catholic health care, along with his many talents, will be a great asset in continuing Jesus’ healing ministry in the future. In the spirit of the Franciscan sisters who founded the hospital, it will continue to shape St. Francis’ vision as the primary Catholic healthcare system in southeastern Missouri, protecting the sanctity and dignity of human life. . I look forward to the October 5 Installation Mass at St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Davison joined Saint Francis Healthcare System in November 2019 as Chief Financial Officer. In February 2022, Davison transitioned to interim chairman and chief financial officer.

“The Board looks forward to working with Justin as President and CEO. He has done an outstanding job as CFO. We strongly believe he is the right person to guide us and move us forward,” said Steven K. Dirnberger, Chairman of the Saint Francis Healthcare System Board.

Prior to Saint Francis, Davison served as vice president of finance at Mercy Health in Springfield, Missouri. He has over 18 years of executive leadership experience for a variety of hospitals and health systems.

In his new role, Davison will oversee the strategic direction, development and expansion of Saint Francis. For nearly 150 years, Saint Francis Health System has served Southeast Missouri with exceptional patient-centered care. As the largest healthcare system between Memphis and St. Louis, Saint Francis has evolved in the 21st century from a local community medical center to a regional healthcare leader nationally recognized for quality and safety. What started as hospital services has grown to include an extensive network of clinics and providers in our region.

Davison serves on the board of the Missouri Hospital Association and the board of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Bishop Rice will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis and the Installation Mass on Wednesday, October 5 at St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral. More details to come.

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Rainwater System Repair Begins: Additional Charges Will Appear in October | News, Sports, Jobs https://mps2016.org/rainwater-system-repair-begins-additional-charges-will-appear-in-october-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 04:04:32 +0000 https://mps2016.org/rainwater-system-repair-begins-additional-charges-will-appear-in-october-news-sports-jobs/ Go to almost any street corner in downtown Williamsport and peek inside the sump pit or entrance. Many times while doing so, leaves or muddy debris can be seen covering the opening, or a few feet down, plant life popping up next to cups, trash, and broken pipes. Fixing them and […]]]>


Go to almost any street corner in downtown Williamsport and peek inside the sump pit or entrance.

Many times while doing so, leaves or muddy debris can be seen covering the opening, or a few feet down, plant life popping up next to cups, trash, and broken pipes.

Fixing them and keeping them working is just one of many tasks given to the Williamsport Health Authority, as the city of Williamsport transferred ownership of the stormwater system last year.

It’s also a much bigger problem than an authority truck coming to pick up the mess or replace a small piece of broken section.

In fact, it’s a multi-million dollar problem, one that will have a financial impact – very soon – on every individual homeowner in the city.

Much of the city’s stormwater system has reached the end of its useful life and is not functioning properly, which means many pipes, inlets, catch basins and conveyances that carry water to local waterways and the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, Williamsport Sanitary Authority officials said ahead of Wednesday’s town hall meetings to explain a new round of charges that will be imposed on residential property owners and management non-residential property.

A 100 year problem

Now that the health authority, which is responsible for maintaining and improving the system to ensure its proper functioning and to comply with the strict regulations required by state and federal regulatory agencies, owns the system, it has begun to perform major repairs and planning more.

The health authority is tasked with rehabilitating and operating a malfunctioning system, said Michael Miller, the authority’s executive director with Eric Smithgall, the authority’s director of engineering.

Simply put, the authority “to have to” complete projects mandated to comply with state regulations, Miller said.

On a larger scale, it is an unfunded mandate from the federal government to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

But an authority cannot legally levy a property tax, as a city or municipal government can and does.

Instead, the authority must rely on fees — such as those for water and sewer supplies — which, for Williamsport property owners, arrive on a monthly basis.

A “reliable” source of funding

For the implementation of the management and repair of the storm water system to work properly, the authority needs a “reliable” source of funds.

As the authority tries to secure various local, state and federal grants to reduce stormwater costs for customers, the authority is set to introduce what it believes to be a “just and fair” tariff structure.

Such a rate (charge) is needed to pay for system repairs and upgrades, Miller said.

For city customers, the bill received from the water authority includes the water and/or sanitation service charge.

Starting in October, city customers will see additional charges for stormwater service for city properties, Miller said.

This fee will apply to two categories of owners: residential and non-residential, he said.

Residential property owners will be charged a flat rate of $10 per month, with no exceptions and no changes for the next five years, Miller said.

A residential property is defined as having less than three residential units on a tax lot, such as a single family home or a duplex.

An apartment building with three or more units is considered non-residential property for stormwater billing purposes.

Any non-residential property will be billed according to the impermeable area of ​​its land. Non-residential property is defined as property that does not meet the definition of residential property. Examples include, but are not limited to: apartment buildings, commercial businesses, non-profit organizations, and industrial properties.

Examples of non-residential properties with the most impervious area include SEDA-Council of Governments Joint Rail Authority, Pennsylvania College of Technology, UPMC, and Lycoming College.

The authority is able to bill non-profit organizations, which are among the largest sources of impermeable areas. Although these organizations are exempt from property tax, the stormwater fee collects a fair share of revenue from all sources of impermeable areas – such as the roof, parking lot, etc.

In addition to general system operations and maintenance, these funds will be used to replace about 1% per year of stormwater infrastructure that is in poor condition, including drains, Smithgall said.

This will allow the authority to meet the regulatory requirements of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, he said.

Customers who will be affected can attend a public meeting hosted by the health authority Wednesday at the Trade and Transit Center II, 100 W. Third St. on the third floor. The appointment for commercial, industrial and NPO customers is at 4 p.m. and the 7 p.m. appointment will be for residents who will see an additional $10 on their water-sewer-stormwater bill per month. That works out to $120 a year for residential customers or $10 a month, officials said.

Customers can also visit the authority’s website at www.wmwa-wsa.org/stormwater which will display an interactive map, to find each property, and a frequently asked questions section.

This is a flat fee of $10 per month for residential customers in the city, and can be paid once a year or monthly with the regular billing cycle.

This fee does not apply to customers living out of town, officials said.

Authority staff met regularly with several nonprofit CEOs and managers to alert them to the charge and purpose of the fees, Miller said.

The authority also sent an information letter to every residential property and non-residential property in Williamsport, Miller said.

The fixed $10 fee will be instituted for the next five years, he said.

The authority will start training sanitary workers on stormwater repair and have an additional team dedicated solely to stormwater maintenance and operation.

Without these repairs, not only is the authority failing to meet the requirements of state and federal regulatory agencies, but the city will continue to experience water pooling in the streets, sinkholes appearing in the streets, flooding in the basements of houses and many other problems associated with backing up and polluting the drainage system.

Sanitary and stormwater personnel are used to televising inside the network and plan to purchase additional equipment to complete the job. Much of the work done proactively will not impact traffic with major detours. This happens when water mains and storm water systems are not maintained and replaced, Smithgall said.

“The authority has regulatory obligations”, said Miller. He is not unsympathetic to customers in the city in these difficult economic times, he added.

The authority has drawn up a formula it deems fair and equitable for residents and non-residents alike, he said.

Residents can do their part by putting only clean water into storm drain systems. Pollutants such as grass clippings, which contain levels of nitrogen that make the problem worse, and paint, oil, grease and other chemicals harm streams, rivers and watersheds of the bay.

This is an operation and maintenance that not only begins to carry out necessary repairs of dysfunctional stormwater systems in the city, but will help protect the environment, improve the quality of drainage, prevent flooding and improve the quality of life across the city, he said.



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Concussions in School Sports: What Parents Need to Know | Iredell Health System https://mps2016.org/concussions-in-school-sports-what-parents-need-to-know-iredell-health-system/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 16:21:55 +0000 https://mps2016.org/concussions-in-school-sports-what-parents-need-to-know-iredell-health-system/ As a parent, watching your child or teen enjoy their favorite sport can be both exciting and fulfilling. In addition to keeping them physically fit, sports can teach your child valuable life lessons like teamwork, respect, and commitment. Unfortunately, sport comes with the risk of injury. If you’re the parent of a child who plays […]]]>

As a parent, watching your child or teen enjoy their favorite sport can be both exciting and fulfilling. In addition to keeping them physically fit, sports can teach your child valuable life lessons like teamwork, respect, and commitment. Unfortunately, sport comes with the risk of injury.

If you’re the parent of a child who plays a contact sport like football, concussions may be high on your list of concerns.

“A concussion is one of the most common injuries in sport. Some obvious examples of concussions include football players’ heads hitting each other or the ground during a tackle, or basketball players hitting their heads when standing up for a rebound. Some less commonly recognized concussions occur in other sports, such as a football player heading a ball or a wrestler hitting the mat,” said Anthony Elkins, a physician at Iredell Primary Care.

It is important to note that concussions can also occur in non-contact sports, such as tennis or gymnastics.

Although most coaches recognize the signs of a concussion during a game or in practice, you know your child best. It’s your job as a parent to help spot these symptoms on and off the field and make sure your child gets the care they need.

So what is a concussion, how do you know if your child has one, and what are your next steps if they do?

Understanding Concussions
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. It happens when the brain is shaken into the skull. This is usually caused by a sudden blow or jolt to the head, but any sudden force that changes the movement of the head, neck, or body can cause a concussion.

“Concussions are not just a bump on the head that causes a headache and resolves without consequences. A true concussion is actually a brain injury, with damage to neurons (nerve cells in the brain) that are often irreversible,” Elkins said.

Although most concussions are mild, severe concussions can cause bleeding or bruising in the brain.

“The direction of the force, the size of the object hitting the head, the part of the head that experiences the impact, and the presence or absence of protective equipment can all influence the severity of a concussion” , Elkins said.

Warning signs and symptoms
Some concussions may be obvious, especially if you witness the incident. Others, however, can occur after a mild or unrecognized impact, and the symptoms can be difficult to spot.

“Most often symptoms of a concussion appear soon after impact, but some develop hours or days later,” Elkins said.

Since every concussion can be a little different, the signs can vary from child to child. However, the most obvious signs of a child having a concussion may include:

  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • brain fog
  • Dizziness
  • Vision changes (blurred or double vision)
  • Unsteady gait

A child who has suffered a concussion may also simply report that he “doesn’t feel well” after a bump, blow or jolt.

More subtle symptoms include personality or behavior changes, slowed reaction times, or emotional changes.

If your child has any of the signs below, it may indicate a more serious head injury and may require emergency attention. These signs include:

  • Loss of consciousness, even for a short time
  • Loss of neurological function, such as inability to move a limb or loss of vision
  • Vomiting
  • Incontinence
  • Mental status changes, such as inability to stay awake

“Most concussion symptoms last from several days to several weeks, but vary depending on the nature of the injury, the presence of protective equipment, the athlete’s underlying medical conditions and history of concussion. concussions,” Elkins said.

If your child gets hit
If you watch a game or practice and notice that your child has suffered a head injury, you should make sure they are removed from the game.

“Any athlete who sustains an obvious head injury or exhibits neurological symptoms such as acting confused, forgetting games, or walking with an unsteady gait, should be removed from play and assessed on the sidelines by medical personnel or a certified athletic trainer.” , Elkins said.

If qualified personnel are not available on the sideline, the child should be taken to a medical facility for evaluation.

According to Elkins, if you suspect your child has suffered a concussion and was not assessed at the time of the injury, you should take them to their primary care provider, an emergency care department, or the emergency room. urgency for evaluation.

Treating a concussion
If your child has a concussion, he will need to take a few days to rest and relax to help his brain heal.

“Initially, a period of “brain rest” is recommended, during which no physical or mental exertion occurs. This may mean resting in bed or on the couch. There should be no reading, homework, watching TV or looking at electronics,” Elkins said.

You need to make sure your child is well hydrated during this healing time. If he has headaches or body aches, your child can take acetaminophen (Tylenol) to relieve symptoms. However, severe symptoms should be treated by a medical professional.

Back to school
To prepare your child for school and play, a gradual increase in mental and physical activity is needed to see if the child develops symptoms.

All schools in North Carolina are required to have a concussion protocol outlining guidelines for returning to school after a concussion. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association enforces the “Return-to-Learn” and “Return-to-Play” protocols.

Back to learning
According to Elkins, the return-to-learn protocol can include a shortened school day, more time to complete homework, quieter alternate environments, and the use of earplugs. This also includes avoiding tests, as this will not assess your child’s true knowledge.

Back to game
The return to play protocol generally involves low-intensity activity such as walking. If no symptoms are felt, your child can try moderate-intensity activities like jogging. If your child has no symptoms, they can move on to high-intensity activities like interval training, sport-specific agility drills, and non-contact activities.

“Return to play protocols exist to not only ensure that a concussed athlete can play safely, but also to prevent more serious brain damage in the event of a new head injury,” Elkins said.

To further explain the importance of the return to play protocol, Elkins compares these guidelines to a wound on your skin.

“For example, imagine an open wound on the skin. If the wound is covered and protected, healing will occur more quickly and completely; however, if the wound has been scraped, picked, or rubbed repeatedly, it will take longer to heal, often with a larger scar.

“It’s the same as healing injured brain tissue. That’s why it’s critical that no concussed athlete return to play while still showing symptoms. The brain is not yet fully healed” , he explains.

In order for your child to return to sport, a healthcare professional must approve and sign your child’s return to play form. As a parent, you must also sign the form to give your consent.

Concussion Prevention
Repeated concussions can lead to serious complications, longer recovery times, and even permanent symptoms.

“Every concussion is an opportunity to learn how to prevent a future one,” Elkins said.

In this way, injury prevention is just as important a skill as the sport itself. Make sure your child uses the correct techniques when playing to avoid injury, such as learning how to properly and safely tackle in soccer or how to “steer” the ball in soccer.

You should also make sure your child always wears the proper protective gear. Although helmets and pads do not eliminate the possibility of a concussion, they can reduce the likelihood.

Learn more
Although most concussions are mild and have temporary symptoms, some can be more serious and cause long-term damage.

“All parents of student-athletes need to be alert to the signs of a concussion. Many athletes are conditioned by their coaches and teammates to simply “walk away” and “get up!” However, parents are their child’s best advocates. They should stay involved with their child’s coaches and ensure proper attention is given to injured children,” Elkins said.

Elkins practices at Iredell Primary Care in Mooresville and is accepting new patients. He treats patients of all ages, from babies to the elderly. While Elkins can handle all of your primary care needs, they also offer specialist sports medicine consultations. If your child suffers an injury on or off the court, Elkins can help. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Anthony Elkins, please call the office at 980-435-0406.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: As Texas grows, so does the transportation system | Editorials https://mps2016.org/guest-editorial-as-texas-grows-so-does-the-transportation-system-editorials/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://mps2016.org/guest-editorial-as-texas-grows-so-does-the-transportation-system-editorials/ To say that Texas continues to thrive is an understatement. Between 2010 and 2020, Texas added nearly 4 million people, roughly the entire population of Oklahoma. Even during the pandemic, people have continued to come to our state and there are no signs of it slowing down. Our current population of 29 million is expected […]]]>

To say that Texas continues to thrive is an understatement. Between 2010 and 2020, Texas added nearly 4 million people, roughly the entire population of Oklahoma. Even during the pandemic, people have continued to come to our state and there are no signs of it slowing down. Our current population of 29 million is expected to grow to 47 million by 2050, an increase of 62%.

This rapid growth brings people, businesses, jobs, and economic prosperity to our state, but along with these opportunities, it also brings challenges. More people and businesses mean more goods and services, and therefore more demand on the transportation infrastructure that connects us all to each other. But I’m proud to say that these are challenges that TxDOT and the Texas Transportation Commission have met with great persistence.

After Governor Greg Abbott’s inauguration in 2015, he made improving transportation throughout Texas a top priority. At our last meeting, the Texas Transportation Commission approved an unprecedented level of projected funding for the development and construction of more than 7,000 transportation projects, representing a $117 billion investment in transportation in statewide, including approval of funding for an $85 billion 10-year construction plan with the adoption of the 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP). These projects are dedicated to improving safety, fighting congestion and connectivity, and preserving roads for Texas drivers.

This planned investment will have a huge and positive impact on the Texas economy. According to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the planned average annual investment of $8.5 billion in UTP over the next 10 years is expected to yield approximately $15.5 billion per year in economic benefits, amounting to 155 billion dollars over the next ten years. These benefits are the result of increased labor income and business output, as well as the addition of 58,500 direct and indirect jobs.

Governor Abbott asked me, as President of TxDOT, to “transform the dirt” and Texans showed overwhelming support for “transforming the dirt” for new and better highways, roads and bridges. Texas voters passed legislation to increase highway funding (Proposition 1 by 80% in 2014 and Proposition 7 by 83% in 2015) which now pays for about 40% of total transportation work in Texas. The people of Texas voted, we listened, and we built the transportation system across Texas!

Given that 67% of Texans live in five major metropolitan areas – Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio – in 2015, TxDOT focused on the 100 most congested roads in these Texas cities as part of our new Texas Clear Lanes program. . As of 2015, this decongestion program now has $61.3 billion in toll-free projects completed, under construction, or planned. And rural Texas — home to 10% of our population, but 47% of Texas landmass — hasn’t been overlooked. Funding for rural transportation has grown from $2.2 billion in 2014 to $14 billion today, a historic increase of more than 500%.

The more than 12,500 women and men of TxDOT work tirelessly to build and maintain our more than 197,000 miles of track and more than 54,000 bridges in Texas, the most miles and bridges of any state in the United States. United.

My mantra, since becoming chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission in September 2017, has been “execute, execute, execute” and Texans can know that Governor Abbott and Texas transportation leaders have been keeping tabs on the ball. While the global pandemic and supply chain issues have created uncertainty around the world, our transportation system has been and continues to be something we can all rely on – today and in the future. future for our great state of Texas!

J. Bruce Bugg, Jr. is the chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission, which oversees the operations of the Texas Department of Transportation.

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