Ryan McLane Promoted Within USU Athletic Department

first_img Tags: Coleman Barnes/Laura McLane/Robert Morris/Ryan McLane/Utah State University/VCU Rams August 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local Ryan McLane Promoted Within USU Athletic Department FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday, Utah State University’s athletic department confirmed that Ryan McLane has been promoted to associate athletics director for marketing and promotions.This came per a statement from Deputy Athletics Director for Marketing and Promotions Coleman Barnes.Before this promotion, McLane had spent the previous two years as an assistant athletics director for marketing and promotions for the Aggies.McLane has also served as the assistant athletics director for marketing and promotions at Virginia Commonwealth University of Richmond, Va.While laboring for the Rams’ athletic department, McLane developed strategic marketing, advertising and sales campaigns which resulted in 48 consecutive home men’s basketball sellouts at VCU.His contributions also increased the average attendance for several other programs.McLane’s contributions for the Rams also entailed introducing new logos and brand identity for the 2013-14 athletic year.He also managed the athletics student support organization and the department’s kids club program while also supervising the spirit squad coaches and pep band director.McLane, a native of Pittsburgh, is a 2009 graduate of Robert Morris while he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.He completed a master’s degree at Oklahoma in 2011 and his wife, Laura McLane, is an assistant athletic trainer at Utah State. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Short, sharp shock

first_imgRowena Mason meets up with Clare Short before her Union address to discuss her views on Tony’s war Clare Short has always been audaciously ambitious. Her main aim since resigning from the Cabinet over Blair’s stance on Iraq: only the total global eradication of abject poverty, which, she claims, is “completely feasible given today’s technological advances.” But Short’s overall message is a bleak one. She foresees “extremely troubling times for the post-Iraq War world ahead,” yet her commitment to challenging past mistakes and working towards their correction is indomitable. This dark, untidy, earnest woman apologises several times for her despondent subject matter, but she is determined to convey to me her fears that a chaotic, disordered Iraq in a bitterly divided Middle East is not receiving the reconstructive help that it deserves. Short is adamant that not only was the West shockingly unprepared for the rebuilding of war-torn Iraq, but that its current state of disarray would have been avoidable if the UN had been permitted to play a greater role. “The tragedy is, for the Middle East, for all of us,” she adds personally, “that Tony Blair could have dealt with the war properly, through the right channels, and he chose not to.” Only with a UN resolution would Short have supported the war, and she maintains that an adequate argument for regime change would have convinced the Security Council of the need for removing Saddam and averted the current climate of international division. Ms Short is clearly eager to rouse public opinion into condemnation of Blair’s persistent deceptions over Iraq with her intermittent calls for his resignation. However, she is nevertheless willing to excuse his “economies with accuracy” as naivety and misjudgement of his own persuasive powers. I press her on whether she thinks he can win the next election on the proviso that spin died with Alistair Campbell’s political career and she looks at me sceptically, as if I share her party leader’s spurious optimism. “Tony Blair has recalled Peter Mandelson, the inventor of spin, since Alistair left,” she says indicatively. “They’ve said it before and they’ll say it again, but to be honest, I’m not sure Tony Blair knows how to give up spin. He’s never been without it.” Short even damningly compares the manufactured, orchestrated performances of Conservative and Labour leaders at the party conferences in recent weeks, demonstrating that Blair need not worry about having to resurrect spin when it is so clearly alive and performing. At her own admission, Clare Short never quite fitted into Blair’s cautious and restrained Cabinet. An anomalous fiery proponent of conviction politics in the self-disciplined camp of the New Labour Army, she has courted controversy at every turn, but won respect for her allegiance to ideology rather than electability. Repeatedly asked whether these principles were compromised by her decision to stay in government during a war she classified as illegal, Short’s answer is always the same: she remained in order to make as much difference as possible to the humanitarian reconstruction of the post-war country. Devoted to her old Labour values, she is sure to propagate those views at the expense of her party and its leader if necessary. As Minister for International Development, Short made great headway in raising Blair’s awareness of the need for “stabilising and uniting the global economy;” it was her influence which led the Prime Minister to describe Africa as “a scar on the conscience of the world.” Settling world debt and eliminating poverty are undoubtedly elusive long-term pursuits, but Short deems that there is one political situation which must be resolved before other world tensions may be alleviated. She passionately believes that the “overwhelming, glaring” priority on the foreign front is the separation of Israel and Palestine into independent states. She dismisses arguments that the situation has reached impasse with emotive calls to “stop the young from turning their buddies into bombs.” I ask her how she would best assuage the anger of Moslems who believe that their faithis being victimised by the US She hesitates a moment before clarifying, “The question is not one of religion, but injustice. Islamic and Christian teachings alike oppose war. The way to appease such accusations is to settle the Israel-Palestine dispute.” Such straightforward judgments come naturally to Clare Short, whose tendency to speak frankly has led to a history of resignations: in 1988, over the renewal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act and in 1991 over the first Gulf War. Now she is serious about Tony Blair taking her cue and bowing down with the same dignity that she managed to retain for herself. “Tony loves adulation,” she says, as at last a glimmer of wry humour crosses her face. “He will find scrutiny unpleasant and if he hangs on, he will face a cynical and unhappy election.” In fact, she tells me that “it is the only way for Labour to correct its errors,” a fundamentally necessary sacrifice for the good of the party. Short is convinced that the public climate is ripe for rebellion. “The people are disgruntled, it is a time of change,” she says hopefully. With the same motivating force she used to detail her grand visions for a fairer world, she reiterates that the collective power of the people is the best way in which to achieve such political movement. Clare wants public dissention to make Blair go gracefully, but although she is not a woman to be gainsaid, her aspirations may again prove too ambitious for the actuality.ARCHIVE: 1st Week MT2003last_img read more

MESKER PARK ZOO & BOTANIC GARDEN ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare CALL TO ORDERMEETING MEMORANDUM February 7, 2017REPORT BY DIRECTOROLD BUSINESSNEW BUSINESSa. Contract – Tower Optical (3 years) – Stephanie Sandersonb. Contract – Photo Vending (3 years) – Stephanie Sandersonc. Contract – Robinson Painting – Erik Beckd. Contract – Window Cleaning & More, Inc. – Erik Beck6. ADJOURN MESKER PARK ZOO & BOTANIC GARDEN ADVISORY BOARDREGULAR MEETING WINTERNHEIMER CHAMBERS,ROOM 301 CIVIC CENTER COMPLEXTuesday, March 7, 201712:00 PM Approved Approved Actionlast_img read more

School Board Meeting Postponed

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The meeting on Jan. 25, will be at 5:30 p.m., in the Boardroom at the EVSC Administration Building, 951 Walnut Street, Evansville. The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation School Board meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan 11, has been postponed until Monday, Jan. 25, due to the icy, snow-packed road conditions and the below freezing temperatures that may make roads treacherous.last_img

Kate’s looks after allergy sufferers

first_imgKate’s Cakes has added three new cereal bars to its You Can! range. A Dairy Free Muesli bar, Wheat Free Nut ’N’ choc bar and Dairy & Gluten-free Fruit & Seed bar join the existing range of dairy, gluten, wheat-free and low-fat cakes.The bars come individually wrapped in cases of 20, with a shelf life of 21 days ambient, and have been designed to cater for the needs of consumers with allergies or food intolerances.”The demand is rising fast for free-from products, and cereal bars are also growing in popularity,” commented Frank Bird, European account manager at Kate’s Cake’s.Other You Can! products include: Dairy Free Granola Bar, Dairy Free Rich Fruit Loaf Slice, Gluten-free Chocolate Orange Brownie and Skinny Banana and Raisin Loaf.[http://www.katescakes.com]last_img read more

Lola’s Cupcakes interested in global franchising

first_imgLola’s Cupcakes has told British Baker it plans to expand oversees as it looks at potential opportunities for international franchising.The news comes as the London-based cupcake bakery business opened its fifth cupcake outlet in Brent Cross Shopping Centre last Friday.A company spokesperson also told British Baker that Lola’s hoped to open between three and five further outlets in the south east in the next 12 months.Lola’s Brent Cross site includes its biggest cupcake counter to date, which will serve bakery goods, fresh fruit salads, homemade quiches and newly introduced cupcake milkshakes, as well as a seating area tailored for more than 50 customers.The company has taken on 12 new members of staff as a result of the Brent Cross store opening, and three  management employees from existing outlets have been transferred to the new site.Lola’s current locations include a stand-alone store on Lansdowne Row in London’s Mayfair, concession stands in Selfridges’ Foodhall and an independent Topshop outlet, both in Oxford Circus, as well as a patisserie counter in Harrods on Brompton Road.The company was set up in 2007 by co-founders Victoria Jossel and Romy Lewis, and is now under the control of Mario and Asher Budwig, who took over the running of the business in December 2011.last_img read more

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

first_imgIn this wave-making book, Cogan University Professor Stephen Greenblatt takes into account “On the Nature of Things,” an eerily modern poem by the ancient Roman writer Lucretius, which helped shape the great thinkers of the Renaissance, even if fewer than three copies of the poem were known to exist at the time.last_img

Marin Ireland Will Lead Kill Floor Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Tony nominee Marin Ireland and Nicholas L. Ashe will star in the world premiere of Abe Koogler’s Kill Floor. The Lincoln Center Theater production will begin off-Broadway performances on October 3 at the Claire Tow Theater. It will open officially on October 19 and is scheduled to run through November 15 at the Claire Tow Theater.Ireland earned a Tony nod for her performance in Reasons to Be Pretty; her additional credits include Big Knife and After Miss Julie on Broadway, Blasted and The Ruby Sunrise off-Broadway and The Slap and The Divide on screen. Ashe appeared off-Broadway previously in Manhattan Theatre Club’s Choir Boy.Kill Floor marks Koogler’s professional debut and follows Andy (Ireland), an ex-con who returns home to take a job at a slaughterhouse as she attempts reconciliation with her 15-year-old son (Ashe).The cast will also include Jeremy Bobb, Natalie Gold and Samuel H. Levine. The LCT3 production will feature sets by Daniel Zimmerman, costumes by Jessica Pabst, lighting by Ben Stanton and an original score and sound design by Brandon Wolcott.last_img read more

DEW Construction Corp Selected as CM for CVU High School Expansion and Renovation

first_imgDEW Construction Corp. has been selected as the Construction Manager for Chittenden South Supervisory Union’s Champlain Valley Union High School Addition and Renovation Project. Work on this project entails a 148,542 square foot renovation of the existing school including a new wood chip-fired heating system, and 63,000 square feet of new construction including space for classrooms, a new library/media center, gymnasium addition, and a new cafeteria and kitchen.DEW will begin preconstruction services immediately and construction is slated to begin next spring and be completed by summer 2005.Banwell Architects of Montpelier, Vermont is the Architect. Heading up the project for DEW are Mike Smith, Project Manger, Gary Gibson, Superintendent, Dave Stone, Assistant Superintendent and Scott Carter, Estimator.DEW Construction was founded in 1997. DEW Construction currently has 80 employees and provides construction services throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and upstate New York.last_img read more

New Company for New Construction

first_imgFounded on the basic principle that high quality work will put you as a leader in any industry. This company believes that preparing a home or business for its future occupant is no different. That’s just what this company will provide its customers. While specializing in preparing newly constructed or renovated homes for its future occupant, Inspection Ready does provide a long list of other services including Move-In, Move-Out cleaning, Window Cleaning and Commercial Cleaning as well.Most builders do not want to spend several hours a day cleaning up the job site when those hours could be spent building other homes or finishing other projects. With more than 12 years experience in the home improvement business, the founders of this company feel they understand what the customer is looking for.Inspection Ready was founded by Jeff Williams & Josip Martin. Located in Essex Junction Vermont, Inspection Ready is able to service Upstate New York and New Hampshire as well its home state. Jeff spent many years in the Army as part of the 82nd Airborne and the 10th Mountain Division before pursuing a career in retail management. Josip chose to expand his mind by going to college where he pursued a business degree. After college Josip also migrated into retail management. After working together as key leaders in their company for many years the two of them had formed a strong friendship. Josip left the company to pursue self employment as a private contractor and saw excellent success. With Jeff continuing to work up the corporate ladder and becoming a slave to his work he too decided it was time for a change. Born over a casual conversation, Inspection Ready expects to develope into a well established and highly respected company in the building community and strives to be Vermont’s premiere service when it comes to the new construction cleaning business.Through their hard work and dedication, Jeff and Josip are establishing a business relationship with their customers that will last a lifetime!last_img read more