ALBANY — In a medical emergency paramedics and EMTS rely on training. “If somebody’s bleeding we know how to help them and if they’re really sick we know how to work with them,” said Mark Tornstrom, executive director of Monroe Ambulance. “How to communicate well with them and how to interface with assisted living communities and those kinds of settings that we haven’t dealt with before,” Tornstrom added.Click here to read full story. These days even an EMT needs good bedside manner.
Tuesday is an election day, but in northeast Johnson County that only affects two wards in Roeland Park where a primary is required to narrow the field for the April general election.In both Ward 3 and Ward 4 in Roeland Park, three candidates are running for the council seat. In Ward 3 the candidates are Linda Mau, Erin Thompson and David Gauwitz. Incumbent Megan England is not running for re-election. In Ward 4 the candidates include the incumbent Marek Gliniecki, Michael Poppa and JoAnna Rush.Two different polling places are being used Tuesday, according to the Johnson County Election Office. Ward 3 will vote at the Roeland Park Community Center and Ward 4 will vote at the Bishop Miege north campus. Previously, the office had said the precincts would both vote at the community center.Information about each of the candidates follows:Ward 3David GauwitzDavid GauwitzGauwitz, 56, has lived in Roeland Park since 1985. He is the technical director at Cramer Products in Gardner. He retired from Colgate Palmolive when the Kansas City Plant closed in 2006. Gauwitz has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Western Illinois University. Gauwitz has volunteered as a judge at the Greater Kansas City Science and Engineering Fair and has been a debate judge. His reason for running: “I believe I can add a conservative voice to our City Council. I firmly believe the function of a city council is to run the city operations and try to stay out of the residents lives as much as possible. The council should make living, working and running a business in this city as inviting as possible.”Linda MauLinda MauMau, 59, lists her occupation as community advocate and small business owner. She holds a bachelor’s from Sam Houston State University and has attended UMKC in municipal government and finance. She was a Roeland Park City Council member from 2003-2007 and is past president of the Kansas Association of Council members and Commissioners. Her reason for running: “I am running because I care about this community, Roeland Park matters! I am troubled by what appears to be a lack of transparency. This community has watched as the transparency and informing citizens on current or upcoming issues have diminished. The opportunity of addressing the council and receiving feedback is of great concern.”Erin ThompsonErin ThompsonThompson, 37, has lived in Roeland Park for five years. She is an attorney practicing with her family’s firm and is the Johnson County presence for the Wichita-based law firm, Thompson Law Firm, LLC. She has a bachelor’s in journalism and a law degree from University of Kansas. She is a member of the Johnson County Bar Association and the Kansas Bar. Thompson is past chair of Kansans Advancing Women, a past leadership institute participant of the Junior League of Kansas City and the executive leadership team, team in training for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Her reason for running: “I am running to bring professionalism and common sense governance to the Roeland Park City Council. Roeland Park has done a lot right recently, now it’s time to focus on strengthening our infrastructure so we can attract quality businesses while maintaining our standard of living. My fresh perspective will lead Roeland Park forward instead of dwelling on the past.Ward 4Marek GlinieckiMarek GlinieckiGliniecki, 59, is self-employed at a small family property business. He has been a Roeland Park resident since 1965, is a Bishop Miege graduate and has a bachelor’s and master’s in commercial art and public art. Gliniecki has been on the council since 2009 and chairs the arts advisory committee. He initiated a community action campaign in 2005 to save the Shawnee Indian Mission from development. His reason for running: “The City needs involved officials who have the experience and dedication to serve the community without personal agendas and who look for positive solutions and outcomes. The City needs stable, experienced leadership for the next few years to make the right decisions. The strategic vision for the City also needs clear sighted, positive leadership to implement.”Michael PoppaMichael PoppaPoppa, 38, is the business manager for his family’s medical consulting practice and has lived in Roeland Park for more than 10 years. He is on the community events committee. He is a Bishop Miege graduate and studied culinary arts before a career in operations management. His reason for running: “I respect our community’s diversity, and vow to maintain open dialogue and transparency. Together, we can expand commercial tax revenues and increase property values while investing wisely to ensure future sustainability. Professionally, as well as personally, I have the experience, dedication and integrity to help move Roeland Park forward in a positive, thoughtful manner.”JoAnna RushJoAnna RushRush, 39, is an attorney who has lived in Roeland Park for 12 years. She has a bachelor’s from Kansas State and a law degree from the University of Houston. She has served on the Roeland Park pool advisory board, the Kansas Association for Youth Leadership camp staff and as a youth sports coach. Her reason for running: “I am devoted to helping our great city prosper economically and continue to be a wonderful place to live. I will work to grow the commercial tax base so that we can maintain our city services and reduce our property taxes. I bring a commonsense leadership perspective that is balanced and grounded.”
Dana Petroleum has reached an agreement with Hansa Hydrocarbons Limited (Hansa) for them to participate in the Pharos exploration well on Licence P.1566 in the UK Southern North Sea, due to be spudded before the end of September.The Pharos prospect is located approximately 50 km northeast of the Easington gas processing terminal, Humberside, and lies west of the Hyde field. Once the farm-in is completed, Hansa will acquire a 15% interest in Licence P.1566 and P.1742. Dana will retain a 35% interest and operatorship across both Licences.Other partners in the Licences are Dyas Exploration UK Limited (15%), MPX North Sea Limited (15%) and Parkmead (E&P) Limited (20%) for P.1566 and Dyas Exploration UK Limited (30%) and Parkmead (E&P) Limited (20%) for P.1742.Completion of the transfer is subject to the receipt of UK government and partner consent.Press Release, September 20, 2013
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Steve Spurrier wasn’t on the sidelines for South Carolina. But his visor was, waved by interim coach Shawn Elliott as he ran on the field. And Elliott’s first game for the Gamecocks ended like many of Spurrier’s did— with a win.Pharoh Cooper caught seven passes for 160 yards including South Carolina’s only touchdown as the Gamecocks (3-4, 1-4 Southeastern) beat Vanderbilt 19-10 on Saturday.Spurrier wasn’t in Columbia, choosing instead to hang out with ESPN at the Michigan State-Michigan game. But Elliott wanted to make sure he did something for the man who gave him this opportunity.“I know I wanted to do something to pay tribute to him. And I thought what better way than to bring out the visor,” Elliott said.Spurrier’s signature headgear and an opponent the Gamecocks typically dominate appeared to do the trick. South Carolina is 21-4 against Vanderbilt (2-4, 0-3) and has won seven straight over the Commodores.Cooper’s third-quarter touchdown turned the tables after Vanderbilt scored a touchdown late in the second quarter and a field goal in its first second half possession to take a 10-6 lead.Perry Orth hit Cooper as he came across the field and the junior outran the Vanderbilt defense for the 78-yard TD.“It changed momentum. And then we gave it right back to them,” Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said.The rest of the game turned sloppy. Vanderbilt would turn the ball over four times and South Carolina twice after Cooper’s touchdown.Skai Moore had an interception, a sack, recovered a fumble, forced another fumble and led the Gamecocks with 11 tackles. Former walk-on Orth was 17-for-28 for 272 yards and Brandon Wilds ran 24 times for 119 yards as South Carolina won just its second league game since September 2014.Elliott Fry made four field goals of 19, 22, 31 and 47 yards and missed two from 39 and 55 yards for South Carolina.Darrius Sims ran six times for 104 yards, while Johnny McCrary went 21-of-42 for 177 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions for the Commodores, who have lost 11 in a row in the SEC, all since Mason took over as coach.“If you have five turnovers on the road, I don’t see how you can win at somebody else’s house,” Mason said. “We still kept it to a 19-point game. And if you can do that, you should have an opportunity to win.”For the first time since 1999, South Carolina started a game without a coach who won a national championship on the sidelines. Spurrier resigned Tuesday during his 11th season after he had taken over for Lou Holtz.The Gamecocks turned to former offensive line coach Elliott, who continues his tradition of pushing and jumping into his linemen like they were in a mosh pit before the game. He slapped hands with fans and couldn’t stop smiling during his postgame news conference.“I won a state championship on that field,” said Elliott, who played for Camden High, about 30 miles from Columbia. “There is something special about this place.”Cooper said Elliott jolted the team out of its doldrums.“All the guys were pretty much pumped,” Cooper said. “We know what kind of guy coach Elliott is. He’s loud, he’s always passionate about the game He always has fun.”South Carolina responded to Elliott with its best offensive performance of the season, gaining 424 yards. And the defense, which came into the game last in the SEC, held Vanderbilt to 332 yards — 96 yards below the unit’s average.But there aren’t a lot of easy games left on South Carolina’s schedule. The Gamecocks play three teams — Texas A&M, Florida and Clemson — who all started Saturday in the top 10. They have to win one of those to be eligible for an eighth straight bowl game. The Gamecocks also failed to get a touchdown on four trips to the red zone and have just six TDs in 21 trips inside the 20 this season.South Carolina has trailed at half every game this year. The Gamecocks led for most of the first 30 minutes, but a 14-play, 79-yard drive that took up nearly half the second quarter ended with a 4-yard touchdown pass from McCrary to Caleb Scott that put Vanderbilt up 7-6 at the break.South Carolina failed to get a first down in its next possession, and Vanderbilt put together a 10-play drive, but the Gamecocks defense stopped the Commodores on third-and-2 from the 5, forcing a 23-yard field goal.Cooper caught his touchdown pass three plays later.