MIAMI GARDENS, FL – JANUARY 03: A cheerleader runs onto the field with an Ohio State Buckeyes flag prior to the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)It seems like Ryan Day’s first duty as Ohio State head coach has been to raid the staffs of other Big Ten programs for assistant coaching hires.First, Day poached Greg Mattison and Al Washington from Michigan. Now, he’s added another staff member from a Big Ten East program.According to Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, Ohio State is hiring Maryland’s Matt Barnes as its new special teams coordinator and assistant secondary coach.Barnes has spent three the last three seasons as Maryland’s linebackers coach, and he added the responsibility of special teams coordinator in 2018.SOURCE: #OhioState is expected to hire #Maryland’s Matt Barnes as Buckeyes new special teams coordinator/assistant secondary coach.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 10, 2019Prior to Maryland, Barnes spent the 2015 season at Michigan. He was at Florida from 2012-14.Barnes began his coaching career at Delaware Valley College in 2009.Ohio State finished the 2018 season with a 13-1 record, a Big Ten title and a win in the Rose Bowl.
“The human cost of the crisis is devastating. We are extremely worried that all indicators point to a dramatically worsening situation in the months ahead,” said the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang in a news release issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). According to the news release, Ms. Kang visited Baghdad and Erbil to discuss the humanitarian crisis, where she spoke with women “who had lost virtually everything.” She is currently on a visit to the region, which will include stops in Jordan and Turkey before wrapping up on Sunday, 6 December.Ms. Kang stressed that responding to the basic needs of these people will require increased capacity, as well as improved access and security is of utmost importance, adding that insecurity “puts the whole aid operation in Iraq at risk.”Voicing concerns at the impact of economic crisis in the Kurdistan region and in Iraq, she urged the international community to step forward and provide urgent funding for lifesaving assistance, stating that “if this doesn’t happen, the impact will be terribly damaging.”“Funding is needed to keep programmes open and to help rebuild areas retaken from ISIL so that people can return voluntarily and safely to their homes,” Ms. Kang explained at the end of her two-day mission in Iraq. According to the UN, nearly 10 million people in Iraq are now in need of some form of humanitarian assistance and close to 3.2 million people are internally displaced since January 2014.Further, OCHA estimates indicate that the aid response efforts in the country are critically underfunded, forcing humanitarian partners to close scores of lifesaving programmes.Lastly, OCHA said that of the highly prioritized $498 million plan launched in June to respond to the most acute needs in the second half of 2015, less than 50 percent has been received.
Four Victorian gold mines signed a Mine Rescue Mutual Aid Agreement during the Annual Victorian Underground Mine Rescue Competition held in Bendigo last weekend. The mines reaching agreement were Northgate Mineral’s Fosterville and Stawell, Lihir Gold’s Ballarat and Bendigo Mining’s Bendigo mine. The Agreement signifies a firm commitment by each of the four mines to provide other mine sites with assistance, should they require it, in the event of an emergency. The assistance may come in the form of mine rescue personnel or equipment required to support response efforts.The Agreement provides a framework under which mutual aid would be provided, and includes important administrative aspects such as insurance cover, release of personnel and cost recovery. Having such an agreement in place significantly strengthens each mine’s emergency response capability, and ensures that potentially problematic administrative matters associated with providing mutual aid do not unnecessarily complicate response efforts. Mutual Aid Agreements are present in some Western Australian regions, however this is the first compact in Victoria.The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) ha congratulated the four mines for reaching this landmark agreement “which will ensure that in the event of an emergency, emergency response personnel from a number of mines in the region are able to assist with any rescue. Partnerships of this type are crucial and we encourage other mining regions across Australia to also consider establishing mine rescue mutual aid agreements.”For advice on how to establish an agreement please contact Megan Davison, Assistant Director, Minerals Council of Australia – mobile: 0421 053 010, email: firstname.lastname@example.org