NMAA Announces Hall Of Fame ‘Class Of 2020’

first_imgManning has coached a variety of sports over the years, including football, basketball, track & field and golf.  He currently serves as co-head coach of the boys’ golf team for the Horsemen, in addition to being full-time Athletic Director. Under his leadership as Athletic Director at St. Michael’s, the Horsemen have 52 State Championships, 111 district championships and three NMAA Director’s Cups. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, Viramontes has coached track, football and basketball at the middle school and high school levels for LCPS. Tom Manning – St. Michael’s High School Dr. Caton and his wife Carrie, have two children: daughter, Kirstin, a teacher at Artesia High School and son, Koby, an Athletic Trainer for Artesia High School. The NMAA Hall of Fame induction ceremony and luncheon noon Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid Hotel. Manning and his wife have three children. In 2004, Viramontes moved to the Las Cruces Public Schools Central Office, where he first served as assistant Athletic Director for two years before becoming the district athletic director in 2006, a position he still holds today. During his time as district AD, Viramontes has been instrumental in several facilities improvements including the addition of the Field of Dreams baseball and soccer complexes, and the addition of turf on the Field of Dreams football field. Ernest Viramontes – Las Cruces Public Schools Dr. Caton graduated from Hobbs High School in 1981 and attended Texas Tech University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1985 and his master’s degree in 1990. He later earned his doctorate from the same institution in 2005. Dr. Caton served on the NMAA Board of Directors for seven years and was named New Mexico’s Superintendent of the Year in 2017. He was also awarded the NMAA’s Outstanding Service Award in 2019 and was inducted into the NMCEL Hall of Fame in 2019. The NMAA Hall of Fame was established in 1976 and is comprised of an elite group of 108 accomplished individuals who have made significant contributions to interscholastic athletics and activities in New Mexico. In order to be considered, nominees must show great support of the NMAA’s philosophy and objectives, they must have a combination of involvement in formulating regulations and procedures for various interscholastic education programs, and they must have a minimum of 25 years of service, 20 of which must have been in New Mexico. Nominations are then screened by the NMAA Hall of Fame Selection Committee which consists of current and former leaders within interscholastic athletics and activities. The committee meets in October each year and then selects a maximum of four individuals for induction. The Class of 2020 – Dr. Crit Caton, Tom Manning, & Ernest Viramontes – will represent the 109, 110 and 111 members of this prestigious group.   ALBUQUERQUE ― The New Mexico Activities Association, in conjunction with the NMAA Hall of Fame Committee, announces the Class of 2020 for induction into the NMAA Hall of Fame. For over 45 years, Tom Manning has been a staple in the educational system in New Mexico. A graduate of St. Michael’s High School in 1967, Manning earned his bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University in 1973 and his master’s in 1981 from New Mexico Highlands University. Ernest Viramontes has spent nearly 36 years at Las Cruces Public School as a teacher, counselor, assistant principal and athletic director. A graduate of Deming High School in 1979, Viramontes was a two-year letter winner in football and basketball. He was an All-District and All-State selection in football and an All-District pick in basketball. Viramontes was also involved in student council and National Honor Society at Deming High School.center_img NMAA News: During his almost 35-year career in education, Dr. Crit D. Caton served in numerous capacities, including teacher, coach, athletic director, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent in both New Mexico and Texas. His career started in Morton, Texas in 1986, where he was a teacher, coach and athletic director. In 1990, Dr. Caton moved to Artesia, N.M., spending the next 14 years as a coach and teacher at Artesia Intermediate and Artesia High School. From 1994-2004, Dr. Caton was the Principal at Hermosa Elementary in Artesia. Following high school, Viramontes attended New Mexico State University, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1983 and his master’s degree in 1993. He began his career as a P.E. teacher at Central Fairacres Elementary School in 1984, before moving to Picacho Middle School in 1987 as a P.E. teacher as well. He spent six years with the Scorpions before going to Sierra Middle School and for the next six years, Viramontes served as a school counselor and Assistant Principal. Then, in 1999, he moved to Las Cruces High School and was an Assistant Principal and Academic Dean until 2003. Dr. Crit Caton – Artesia Public Schools Manning has served on several committees for the NMAA, including the Board of Directors, the NMAA Commission, various sports specific committees and seeding and selection committees. He also a member of the NMADA. He has been awarded the NMHSCA AD of the Year award, the NMADA AD of the Year award and the Santa Fe Public Schools Teacher of the Year award. The Inductees: The ring ceremony, presented by Herff Jones, will take place during the State Basketball Championships 6:30 p.m., March 12, 2020, at halftime of the game at Dreamstyle Arena.  In 2004, Dr. Caton was named the Superintendent at Fort Sumner Public Schools until 2005, before moving back to Artesia and assuming the role as Principal at Artesia Junior High from 2005-2006. Following the 2006 school year, Dr. Caton moved to Atresia High School, where he served as Principal for the Bulldogs from 2006-2011. At the start of the 2011-2012 school year, he assumed the role of Assistant Superintendent for Artesia Public Schools, a position he held until 2012, when he was named Superintendent. Dr. Caton held the Superintendent position from 2012-2019 before retiring at the end of the school year. Viramontes has also served the NMAA in several capacities, including the NMAA Commission and Board of Directors, sports specific committees, the NMAA Hardship committee, the NMAA Eligibility committee and the NMAA Classification & Alignment committee. He’s been named the District Athletic Director of the Year, the NMADA Athletic Director of the Year, was awarded the NMADA President Award in 2007-08 and was the NMHSCA Athletic Director of the Year in 2008-09. Upon completion of college, Manning worked as a P.E. teacher at Mesilla Park and Conlee Elementary in Las Cruces until 1979.  In 1979, Manning moved back to Santa Fe and has been either a coach, teacher or athletic director at three different schools, including DeVargas Middle School, Santa Fe High School and St. Michael’s High School, beginning in 2002 through present day. For additional information pertaining to this release, contact NMAA Associate Director Dusty Young at 505.977.5385 or dusty@nmact.org.last_img read more

Sen. Tom Udall Reiterates Call For Immediate Senate Action To Provide Real Relief To Millions Of Suffering Americans

first_imgU.S. Sen. Tom UdallFrom the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) called for the Senate to act immediately to provide real relief to New Mexicans struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to reject the new, insufficient proposal from Senate Republicans.Senate Republicans have delayed action for months, refusing to take up the HEROES Act, a badly-needed coronavirus relief package that was passed by the House of Representatives in May, or come back to the negotiating table to find a solution that addresses the needs of struggling families and small businesses.“President Trump and Senate Republicans’ callous inaction has caused untold suffering for people in New Mexico and all across the country. The House passed the HEROES Act over three months ago. But instead of coming to the table to find common ground, Senate Republicans refused to even discuss providing additional relief to struggling Americans, preferring to take a ‘wait and see what happens’ approach. Now, after months of inaction, millions still out of work due to no fault of their own, and nearly 200,000 Americans dead, Republicans are offering a partisan, grossly insufficient proposal that is far too little, far too late.“This Republican relief package is completely inadequate to address the pain, fear, hunger, and anxiety of Americans across the country. It does not do anything to stop the layoffs facing states like New Mexico and Tribal governments for essential workers like teachers, firefighters, public safety and sanitation workers. It cuts unemployment assistance for jobless New Mexicans and Americans. It undermines the Postal Service. It does not provide the resources necessary for a national testing plan – even as the Trump administration continues to fail to control the pandemic, and still has no unified, national plan to solve this crisis and get people back to work and school safely.  “We need a compromise that continues federal relief programs for struggling small businesses, rental assistance, nutrition assistance for struggling families, renews expanded unemployment insurance, and injects new funding into the system for schools, childcare, healthcare, essential workers, the census, the post office, and the upcoming election. Instead of wasting time by manufacturing a partisan debate over a negligent relief bill that won’t pass the Senate, Leader McConnell should bring up the HEROES Act for a vote in the Senate immediately, or come to the negotiating table to find a middle ground that actually solves the problems facing American families.”last_img read more

The Gates Corp. And ASE Name Ronnie Bush Sr. Instructor Of The Year

first_imgA technician for 38 years, Bush teaches automotive technology at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Jackson, Tenn. He grew up working at his family’s automotive shop and credits his father, an auto mechanic, for being his mentor. Bush was recognized for his involvement in all phases of the Gates Tools for Schools program, including webinars, which cover topics such as accessory belt drive systems (ABDS), coolant systems and timing component systems. Bush utilizes the Gates Performance Center as a supplemental learning platform, where his students have received 151 certificates of completion for automotive courses offered by Gates. Bush has been ASE certified since May 1987. Bush was honored at the ASE Fall Board of Governors Meeting held Nov. 20th, 2013 in Newport Beach, Calif. To qualify for the Gates Tools for Schools/ASE Instructor of the Year award, candidates must have registered as an instructor through ASE and must be Master Auto Certified + L1, and have taken at least one ASE test in the last 12 months. They also have to be a registered Gates Tools for Schools member, be a Gates Performance Center administrator with students enrolled in their class, participate in the Gates Tools for Schools webinars and be currently contracted to teach automotive technology. “My father was my mentor and my teacher and I never wanted to be anything other than an automobile mechanic,” said Bush. “My son continued the tradition and it was my honor to be his teacher at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. He is now an ASE-certified technician working at an independent service center.” DENVER, Colo. – The Automotive Aftermarket division of The Gates Corp., in collaboration with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), have named Ronnie Bush Sr. as the Gates Tools for Schools/ASE Instructor of the Year.  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement ASE, a non-profit organization established to improve the quality of automotive repair and service through the testing and certification of technicians and parts specialists, partnered with sponsor Gates to recognize a top automotive instructor who displays commitment to his or her students and to the automotive service industry. “I tell my Automotive Technology students that some people have a job and some people have a career,” said Bush. “Being a professional automotive service technician is a career. It’s not what you do, it’s who you are. You can only make that kind of commitment to something you love.”last_img read more

AGR Supports E&P Companies with Development of Multi Client Studies

first_imgAGR has developed several Multi Client studies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf that help the small and medium-sized E&P companies but also majors identify exploration prospects in a cost-efficient method. AGR’s Multi Client studies provide an entry tool for its clients to obtain a significant amount of interpreted key horizons and well data, supported by a complete public 2D and 3D seismic database on which to make sound planning and investment decisions.One of the recent Studies the team has developed covers the Finnmark East platform, situated near the northern border between Norway and Russia.Despite the increasing interest in the new area open for exploration in the Barents Sea southeast, the Eastern Finnmark Platform is still one of the most underexplored domains. So far only seven wildcats have been drilled in the area.AGR saw great potential in the near-shore area and started gathering geological information for the study. The working process has included 6-7 specialists working on the case with background within geology, geophysics, petrophysics and geological chemistry. The recent nomination round published by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate showed great interest particularly to the Finnmark area.The recent discoveries have proved the large hydrocarbon potential of Permian and Triassic plays in the central and western Barents Sea, also present in the Eastern Finnmark Platform.AGR’s Exploration Manager Erik Lorange comments: “Our results from an integrated geoscientific evaluation of the Eastern Finnmark Platform reveal detailed Permian and Triassic depositional environments, unlocking the potential prospectivity in the area. We are especially looking at two periods of exposure during Permian and the gliding of Triassic sediments over the underlying basinal evaporites that create both reservoir potential and traps within the Eastern Finnmark Platform.”AGR’s Finnmark Platform Study is based on the interpretation of regional released 2D and 3D seismic datasets, available wells and cores, previous commercial reports, published reports and publications. Depositional environments are constructed based on the integration of the information extracted from new core descriptions, wireline log analysis and seismic interpretation, pointing at the potential reservoir rocks. Geochemistry and basin modelling analysis reveal target source rocks and their maturation in the area, peculiarly highlighting its possible partial Russian origin. Integrated facies analysis and basin modelling led to the identification of more than a dozen of hydrocarbon leads within Carboniferous, Permian and Triassic sediments in the area, being up to the half of them structural traps.Press Release, June 20, 2014last_img read more

Criminal procedure

first_img The appellant (H) appealed against a decision refusing her permission to apply for judicial review of the decision of the first respondent magistrates’ court to make a forfeiture order under section 298 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in relation to a sum of £5,000 seized by police from her home. On 31 January 2008 police officers arrested H at her house for alleged fraud. During their search of her house they found £5,000 in cash. She was questioned about the alleged fraud and released on police bail. She initially told the police that the cash belonged to a friend. She then admitted that was false and said it came from an insurance claim. At a hearing on 29 April 2008 the magistrates’ court made a forfeiture order in respect of the cash. H was not present at that hearing; her case was that she did not know about it because in February 2008, because of her own ill-health, she had moved in with her mother for a few months. She claimed that in February she had given her change of address to the police officer involved in the fraud investigation, and that she received notification of the hearing only in July 2008 when she returned to her house. In April the officer dealing with the forfeiture matter had written to her at her home address enclosing the forfeiture application; a copy was not sent to the solicitor acting for her in relation to the criminal investigation. H claimed that she did not receive a copy of the forfeiture order. In October 2008 she was told that she would not be charged with any offence. She appealed against the forfeiture order to the Crown Court, which held in May 2009 that by virtue of section 299(2) of the 2002 act it had no jurisdiction to hear the appeal out of time. H then unsuccessfully sought permission to apply for judicial review. Held: (1) Given that in interview H had given a lawful explanation for the presence of the cash and that she had a solicitor in relation to the fraud investigation, it seemed unlikely that if she had had notice of the forfeiture proceedings she would not have contested them. The police accepted that they had no evidence to challenge H’s evidence that she had had no notice. If there was any evidence that H had not moved out of her house or had received notice, it would probably have been found by the time of the instant hearing. She had produced evidence of her moving out of her home and in with her mother, and of her poor health at the time. On the evidence and in light of the overly prolonged history of the case, it was right to conclude that H had not had notice of the forfeiture proceedings and the order of 29 April 2008 would be quashed. If H was right in her denial of knowledge of the hearing then she had been the victim of a miscarriage of justice which the Court of Appeal would merely be compounding if it did not intervene; it was elementary that she had a right to be heard, R (on the application of Marsh) v Lincoln District Magistrates’ Court [2003] EWHC 956 (Admin) and R v Bolton Magistrates Court Ex p Scally [1991] 1 QB 537 QBD applied (see paragraphs 12, 44, 51, 54, 60-62 of judgment). (2) It was a cause for concern that there was no safeguard for a person who did not know about a forfeiture hearing and only learnt about it too late to appeal to the Crown Court. The court invited the lord chief justice to consider an amendment to the Magistrates’ Courts (Detention and Forfeiture of Cash) Rules 2002 to permit a person to show that, notwithstanding ostensible service, the purported recipient had not in fact received notice. Pending any such amendment magistrates should be particularly prudent about continuing with an application for a forfeiture order in circumstances like the instant case in the absence of the person with a claim to the money. If, as in H’s case, criminal proceedings were still ongoing, it might be thought worthwhile to give notice of the hearing to the solicitors dealing with the criminal case, albeit that those solicitors had not been instructed in the civil proceedings for forfeiture (paragraphs 41, 55, 56). Appeal allowed. James Dixon for the appellant; no appearance or representation for the first respondent; Colin Baran for the second respondent. Appeals – Forfeiture – Notices of hearing – Proceeds of Crime Actcenter_img R (on the application of Nashika Harrison) v (1) Birmingham Magistrates’ Court (2) Chief Constable of West Midlands: CA (Civ Div) (Lords Justices Pill, Hooper, Munby): 25 March 2011last_img read more

White Young Green gives City a nasty surprise

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UTC in Mexican power move

first_imgThe consignment was shipped into Mexico from South Korea and Europe, where UTC coordinated the overland delivery to the job site.In total, 17 heavy lift cargoes, including a 179-tonne engine section (pictured), were transported to the site on hydraulic trailers, as well as 14 truckloads of accessories. www.utcoverseas.comlast_img

Harper Hears From Action Group About Wigtownshire Healthcare Concerns

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInFollowing on from her last meeting with the Galloway Community Hospital Action Group (GCHAG) in October 2018, South Scotland MSP Emma Harper has again met with the Action Group to follow up with points raised from the previous meeting, as well as to discuss some new issues arising such as maternity service provision within the Wigtownshire area. Commenting, Ms Harper said: Dr Angela Armstrong, Chair of the Galloway Community Hospital Action Group added: “I was pleased to have a follow up meeting with the Galloway Community Hospital Action Group as part of my continued engagement with the members. The meeting allowed me to provide the group with answers to the action points they set for me when we met in October last year.“The topics discussed included the challenges facing the recruitment of GPs to the South West of Scotland, and I was able to provide an update regarding the Scottish Government’s ScotGEM project which will potentially see 14 new medical students being placed in Dumfries and Galloway GP practices, which is 25% of the total students taking part in the new Scottish Government programme.“I was able to update the group on work that I know NHS Dumfries and Galloway is carrying out to attract GPs, as well as other medical professionals to the region. Additionally, I have written to NHS Dumfries and Galloway leadership to ask which services have been introduced to Galloway Community Hospital (GCH) that are provided at DGRI and Mountain Hall Treatment centre, and I will ensure the GCHAG members receive a copy of the responses as soon as I receive them.“At the meeting, we also discussed the difficulty some patients from Wigtownshire face – such as transport and accommodation – when they make the 150 mile round trip to Dumfries for appointments. I was therefore pleased to update the group on NHSD&G’s current provision of a wide range of services directly at GCH, and proposals to include sonography and additional ophthalmic services. We also discussed the Attend Anywhere programme, which allows patients to speak to GPs, Consultants and Health Professionals online, without the physical need to be in the same room. I have agreed to ask for further information on Attend Anywhere, and possibly arrange a live demonstration of the technology.“I look forward to continuing to work with the group in the coming months, and we have now agreed a new set of action points which I have already started working on. I would encourage any constituent who would like an update on my work, or who is looking for any advice and support, to get in touch with me at any time.”center_img At the meeting, which was attended by eight members of the Action Group including local councillor Willie Scobie, Ms Harper was able to provide an update on the work she has been carrying out both locally and in Parliament regarding the NHS in the South West of Scotland. “Action Group members were delighted to be able to discuss their concerns regarding local health provision with Ms.Harper, a former nurse who has an excellent understanding of health issues. We look forward to further discussions going forward.”last_img read more

Five million spent on youth development

first_imgLocalNews Five million spent on youth development by: Dominica Vibes News – December 10, 2015 Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweetcenter_img Minister for Trade, Energy and Employment, Ian DouglasMinister for Trade, Energy and Employment, Ian Douglas has told sixty-two (62) graduates of the Hospitality South-West Apprenticeship Module that the government of Dominica has made a five million dollar investment in their future.Douglas, who made the statement at the graduation ceremony on 12 December 2015 at the Point Michel Community Center, noted that the importance government places on youth development is evident by its financial contribution to programs such as these.He noted that the government has spent five million Eastern Caribbean dollars on One hundred and sixty (160) persons who have been trained in hospitality and other skills under the under the National Employment Programme (NEP).“We have allocated and already spent five million dollars on those programs on you. That’s five million dollars that could go into endeavors especially in the wake of Tropical Storm Erika, we could use that money to do a whole host of other things; but you and your development is priority to us,” Douglas said.Douglas pointed out that there are several hotel investments across the island which the trainees can gain employment at because of the skill that they have acquired.“We are convinced that through the training programs like these and the embracing the opportunities that present themselves after the training, our goal of reducing unemployment in Dominica will be achieved”.Government, he said, will continue to equip citizens with the requisite skills and create the environment to succeed. “We are making every effort to ensure that unskilled persons around Dominica are prepared to work hard and have the requisite discipline to endure the rigor of this training that we put you through and take advantage of these opportunities…Opportunities that will change your lives,” Douglas said.“We expect that those trainings that we give you will expose your hidden talents and will help you to fulfil your dreams … to build your own homes…businesses, and to be able to feed your children and send them to school,” Douglas added.Douglas called on the graduating class to take advantage of the knowledge that they have acquired.This was the third graduation ceremony of this program, from which a total of one hundred and sixty apprentices have completed. There were forty-six apprentices from the north, fifty-two from the east and yesterday sixty-two from the south-west. Share 256 Views   one commentlast_img read more

No CARICOM exit strategy for Jamaica

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share Share Tweetcenter_img 41 Views   no discussions NewsRegional No CARICOM exit strategy for Jamaica by: Caribbean 360 – June 29, 2016 Prime Minister Andrew Holness (centre) with (from left) Bruce Golding, newly appointed Chairman of CARICOM Review Commission, economist Damien King, Professor Alvin Wint, and CARICOM Youth Ambassador Andre Mariott-Blake at the launch of the Commission. (Credit: JIS)KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday June 29, 2016 (Caribbean 360) – Don’t mistake the recently created CARICOM Review Commission for any plan by Jamaica to pull out of the 15-member regional grouping.That assurance was given by Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday as he launched the Commission which has been tasked with, among other things, evaluating the effects that Jamaica’s participation in CARICOM has on its economic growth and development.“We cannot pre-empt what the commission will say, but it was never the intention to lay any groundwork or chart any path out of CARICOM,” Holness assured.“This is about strengthening Jamaica’s position within the regional integration process, which is absolutely important for Jamaica’s economic growth and development for the next 50 years.”Debate over whether Jamaica – which has concerns about trade imbalances within CARICOM as well as the treatment of Jamaican nationals in other member states – should leave the grouping was reignited following last week’s referendum in Britain which saw the majority of electorate voting for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.Holness said the referendum was that governments must pay keen attention to what citizens are saying and that was what his administration was doing.“There is clearly, in Jamaica, a perception of CARICOM, and the solution which I believe works for us is to investigate that, to create the forum in which those views can be given voice, the issues articulated,” the prime minister said. “There are persons who can give context, direction, interpretation, lead opinion, analyse and chart a course forward. That’s the approach that I intend to take – get the expert opinions to interface, interact, exchange the views with the Jamaican people as to where it is we want to go.”The role of the Commission also includes analyzing CARICOM’s performance against the goals and objectives outlined in the revised Treaty of Chaguaramas and identifying the causes of the shortcomings; assessing the value of Jamaica’s membership in CARICOM on its influence in critical international fora and with third state trade and development partners; and assessing whether the CARICOM dispute settlement provisions provide realistic options for settlement of disputes for Jamaica.The Commission is chaired by former prime minister Bruce Golding and other members will come from the private sector, academia, business, finance and trade unions.Its first meeting will be held next Tuesday. The Commission is expected to carry out its work and submit a final report within six months.last_img read more