Facebook Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt Linkedin printMax Duggan (15) celebrates the first touchdown of his career in the first quarter versus UAPB. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoNothing was normal in TCU’s season opener. Two quarterbacks played pretty equal time, Jalen Reagor could not hold on to the ball and almost half of TCU’s drives ended in field goals. In the end, all that matters, at least to head coach GaryPatterson, is that TCU won 39-7, starting the season 1-0. “I can sit here and complain, but the bottom line iswe didn’t really lose anybody, we won a ball game, we know what we gotta workon, we got an off week, so here we go,” Patterson said.As it has been for the past two seasons, the biggest thing to watch for coming into the game was what quarterback the Horned Frogs would select. Though graduate transfer Alex Delton was the initial signal-caller to step onto the field, it was true freshman Max Duggan that shined brightest under the new and impressive lights of the Carter.“To be honest, the only time I know Max is a true freshman is when y’all guys tell me,” wide receiver Tre’Vontae Hights said. “On the field, he plays like a junior or senior.”Delton’s opening drive started with three consecutive completions as he marched the Horned Frogs all the way down to the Lions’ six-yard line. Two-straight incompletions followed though, leading to TCU having to settle for a field goal. Alex Delton started for TCU in the contest, finishing with 119 passing yards. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoIt looked like TCU was going to find the end zone for the first time on their second drive, as Delton connected with Hights in stride on a bomb. Hights then fumbled the ball after being wrapped up at the UAPB 5-yard line, giving the ball back to the Lions.Then, it was Duggan’s time. Patterson had said on the Tuesday prior to the game that Duggan would enter for the “third or fourth series.”Duggan’s first drive wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty close. He orchestrated an 11-play, 58-yard drive that was capped off by his one-yard touchdown run, putting TCU up 10-0.The young signal caller had gone 4-for-5 with 42 yards on the drive.TCU would be forced to punt on the next two possessions(the first by Duggan and the second by Delton). Though they led, they were still struggling to find rhythm offensively whilefacing a team that gave up 475 yard and 43.2 points per game last season againstFCS opponents.Late in the half, the Lions put together a strong drive in an effort to put points on the board for the first time. Once again, the TCU defense stood strong and stoped the Lions in their tracks. UAPB quarterback Shannon Patrick’s shot at the endzone was read perfectly by safety Trevon Moehrig, who made the play of the game and took the interception 58 yards to set up the offense at the Lions’ 36-yard line.TCU failed to capitalize again though, and they settled for another field goal as the half ended. This was the second of four-straight drives, dating from 3:40 left in the second quarter to 8:40 left in the third quarter, in which the Horned Frogs went into or near the red zone and were forced to settle for a field goal.Kicker Jonathan Song finished 5-for-5 on field goals for the day, the most by a TCU kicker since Jaden Oberkrom went 6-for-6 in 2012 against Texas Tech.“It’s huge,” Song said about his perfect field goal percentage, “After you get that first one under your belt, you feel good. You feel confident.”After being on the bench for seven-straight drives, Duggan finally returned and brought the Frogs out of their stale offensive spell. His 37-yard strike to Reagor with 1:18 in the third quarter gave him TCU’s first passing touchdown of the season.The play was also much-needed for Reagor, who had recorded three drops and two muffed punts to that point. His touchdown was the 18th of his career, giving him sole possession of third on TCU’s all-time list. He needs 11 more to catch the leader, Josh Doctson, who finished his time as a Horned Frog with 29.Receiver Jalen Reagor scored his 18th career TD, good for third on TCU’s all-time list. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoDuggan and company cruised from there, as the 2018 Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year would go on to lead two more scoring drives to put the Lions away for good. First-year running back Darwin Barlow saw action on TCU’s final drive, using eight carries to gain 45 yards and a touchdown. Patterson said after the game that Barlow dedicated the score to his former coach at Newton High School, W.T. Johnson, who passed away in May.“I thought it was a cool thing that Barlow actuallyscored the touchdown for his coach from Newton,” Patterson said. “He’s a good player.”Duggan finished 16-for-23 with 165 yards, and two touchdowns. Delton had finished 10-for-22 with 119 yards. Neither quarterback threw an interception.While Reagor had caught the lone receiving touchdown, it was Hights who led the game in receiving with eight catches for 108 yards.Graduate student Tre’Vontae Hights led the game with 108 yards receiving. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto“Just patience, man, doing my part, waiting my time,making sure I’m in the right position,” Hights said about preparing for hismoment. “I did the best that I could do.”Hights entered the game with just six catches on hiscareer.On the defensive side of the ball, linebacker Garret Wallow finished with 13 tackles, including eight for a loss. Both of those totals are career highs for the junior, who also added a sack.The Horned Frogs will get a bye next week before returning to action at Purdue on Sept. 14. Patterson is hoping that wide receiver Taye Barber, TCU’s second-leading receiver in 2018, will be healthy and ready to play the Boilermakers. “All we need to do is find a way to get better that wecan be one point better than Purdue,” Patterson said.Kickoff in West Lafayette, Indiana, is set for 6:30 p.m. First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. 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S. Allen Counter with President Drew Faust following his Phi Beta Kappa oration (2015). File photo Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer The Harvard Foundation organized Cultural Rhythms, honoring stars such as Laurence Fishburne, with Counter in 2007. File photo by Gail Oskin As part of his public service, Counter tested lead levels in South American Quechua Indians. Courtesy of S. Allen Counter Counter played a major role in the Harvard Foundation’s Portraiture Project. Richard T. Greener, the first African-American to graduate from Harvard College, is pictured. File photo Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer S. Allen Counter, the founding director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations and a noted neurophysiologist, educator, and ethnographer, died on July 12.“Harvard has lost a great champion of inclusion and belonging in Dr. Allen Counter,” said President Drew Faust. “Through his leadership of the Harvard Foundation, he advanced understanding among members of our community and challenged all of us to imagine and strive for a more welcoming University and a more peaceful world. We remember today a campus citizen whose deep love of Harvard, and especially our undergraduates, leaves a lasting legacy.”“During my years as president of Harvard, no one did more than Allen to make minority students feel welcome and at home at Harvard, to promote fruitful interaction among all races, and to serve as understanding adults to whom many undergraduates could turn in order to register their concerns, answer their questions, and have their legitimate problems communicated to the Harvard administration so that they could be understood and acted upon in appropriate ways,” recalled Derek Bok, who led the University from 1971–91 and from 2006–07. “Much of what he accomplished was unrecognized, but his contributions were invaluable, and I will always feel a great debt of gratitude for his service to the University.”Counter did his undergraduate work in biology and sensory physiology at Tennessee State University and his graduate studies in electrophysiology at Case Western Reserve University, where he earned his Ph.D. He earned his M.D. at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He came to Harvard in 1970 as a postdoctoral fellow and assistant neurophysiologist at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. Early in his University career, Counter lived in a student residence hall as dormitory director, resident tutor, and biological sciences tutor.In the early 1970s, the U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (now the Department of Health and Human Services) named him to the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the National Institute of Mental Health. In 1975, several proposals came before the council requesting funding for projects involving psychosurgery and electrode implants in human brains. At that time, the government’s rules protecting human subjects were still evolving, and Counter believed the projects were inherently racist. He insisted the council not approve them, and they were not acted upon.In the same decade, Counter taught inmates at MCI Concord with the Massachusetts Correctional Concord Achievement Rehabilitation Volunteer Experience, where he said he gave inmates the same advice his grandmother had given him: “Read a book. Develop your mind.” A later study showed that participants in the program had a lower recidivism rate than prisoners who did not take part.After a sabbatical fellowship at UCLA with neuroscientist Alan D. Grinnell in the late 1970s, Counter returned to Cambridge, where his research at Harvard Medical School focused on clinical and basic studies on nerve and muscle physiology, auditory physiology, and neurophysiological diagnosis of brain-injured children and adults.In 1981, the University established the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, which promotes peace and education and supports civility, intercultural understanding, and racial harmony on campus. Counter was its first and has been its only director.In an interview with the HistoryMakers a decade ago, Counter outlined his and the University’s vision for the foundation. “It was a new concept,” he said. “Harvard didn’t build race centers. Harvard didn’t build an Asian Center or Hispanic center, or an African-American center. We decided that we wanted a philosophy that was uniquely Harvard that we could present to our students, and then hopefully, have the rest of the country adopt it.”That philosophy held that all Harvard buildings should be race-relations centers.“Every building belongs to our black, our Latino, our white, and our Asian students,” Counter said in the interview. “Our students have equal ownership in them, so we don’t need to build a separate building. We want the University to respond in a way to make students feel both in Harvard and of Harvard.” Malala Yousafzai received the Harvard Foundation’s 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award from Counter. File photo Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer S. Allen Counter, a young scientist at 20. Courtesy of S. Allen Counter Counter was raised in a segregated section of Boynton Beach, Fla. Deeply committed to Civil Rights, he said he attended his first protest when he was a boy, as the youngest participant in a “swim-in” at a whites-only beach. He said his work with the Harvard Foundation was a product of his upbringing.“In some respects, I am uniquely positioned to write about race,” he wrote in a yet-to-be-published book on the subject. “My own journey from a racially segregated Southern village, where race rules governed daily life, and white, state-sanctioned deprivations and circumscription prevailed, to level interaction and engagement with the white elite of the United States and Europe has given me an exceptional perspective. I have witnessed the arrogance of race. I have observed imagined white supremacy. And I have experienced the suffering of persons of color from individual and institutional racism.”Senior admissions officer David Evans, a member of the foundation’s faculty advisory committee, said that when Counter accepted the position at the Harvard Foundation, “race relations was viewed as a no-win position, not just at Harvard, but across the nation.”“But Allen felt someone had to do it, and so he took it on. In his work, Allen was able to win over people on conflicting issues and convince others to join in this work through his own perseverance. He was able to work magic. He gave himself to Harvard. And we are poor in his passing.”People in the Harvard community reacted Wednesday to news of Counter’s death.Counter’s interns at the Harvard Foundation said the director was a role model from whom they learned how to set goals and execute them, how to bring people together around a cause, and how to respect others and their opinions. Counter addressed students and everyone else by their formal titles to show individual respect and admiration.“Dr. Counter believed in every member of the Harvard community,” Cengiz Cemaloglu ’17. “He believed in Harvard’s potential and believed in its conviction. He welcomed everyone to Harvard and taught Harvard how to welcome everyone. He cared for Harvard and taught Harvard how to care.”“Harvard has lost an important moral leader and voice of positive change,” said the Rev. Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister to the Memorial Church. “In terms of making Harvard a more welcoming place for all students, faculty, and staff, Dr. Counter worked tirelessly for decades. And whether you were from New Orleans or New Delhi, from Guatemala or Ghana, Dr. Counter and the Harvard Foundation affirmed your humanity and your dignity. He wanted all who entered Harvard’s gates to say ‘I, too am Harvard,’ as well as ‘Harvard is me!’”“In a world that often values self-absorption and a laser focus on one’s own priorities, Allen Counter stood out as a scholar who also cared deeply about others, both as individuals and as a community,” said Robert Lue, the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. “This commitment to fostering a diverse community at Harvard was beautifully expressed in his tireless work leading the Harvard Foundation, and I never saw his passion for this mission wane over the 20 years that I knew him.”“Dr. Counter devoted his life to advancing the vision of the Harvard Foundation, and many of us at Harvard College, including myself, felt personally Allen’s uncommon dignity and gentleness,” said Danoff Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana. “Allen has been a thoughtful teacher, leader, and mentor to many in our community, and we are grateful for the legacy that he has left for our College.”“Over the many years that I worked with Dr. Counter on the advisory board of the Harvard Foundation, I came to admire him for his persistent efforts at realizing one of his most passionate ideals — creating an inclusive atmosphere on campus, one that made students from diverse backgrounds feel welcome,” said Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic religion and cultures. “A strong advocate for students engaging with each other’s differences through the arts and community service, he was an untiring champion for pluralism at Harvard and beyond.”“Dr. Allen Counter lived his life as a citizen of the world,” said Robin Gottlieb, professor of the practice of mathematics. “[He was] always on call for the celebrations and the crises, big and small, that have accompanied the increasing diversity that has been so important both personally to Dr. Counter and more generally to the health of the College.”“It is difficult to muster words that convey a sense of what Allen’s unflagging commitment to diversity and opportunity has been, a commitment that stands at the core of the mission in the undergraduate community,” said Thomas Conley, the Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Visual and Environmental Studies. “By virtue of what he has done with the foundation, over the years we have witnessed a greater and greater embrace of diversity and outreach at Harvard College. Always smiling, always upbeat, Allen brought to us boundless, energy, enthusiasm and compassion to improve the human condition.”“Dr. Counter truly instilled a light in the hearts of the people he mentored. We called that the foundation light,” Cemaloglu said. “It is the light of illumination about the value of diversity in our daily lives. It is the conviction that one can and should never turn a blind eye and should actively work to bring people from across communities together and address injustices. It is that firm stance that even though opposition is out there, one should move with conviction to care and act upon that care. It is that foundation light that Dr. Counter created, and instilled upon the hearts of everyone at the foundation and at Harvard.”Named a member of the prestigious Explorer’s Club for his scientific research studies that led to the discovery of African-descended people in the rain forest of Suriname and the Andean mountains, Counter was also the author of several books: “I Sought My Brother: An Afro-American Reunion,” with Evans; and “North Pole Legacy” and “North Pole Promise,” about the North Pole explorations of Robert Peary and Matthew Henson, and the progeny they left behind.To his students and others, Counter himself often repeated the advice given to him by his parents, Samuel Counter Sr. and Anne Johnson Counter: “Learn to speak the language of your nation and to perfect it. You learn the techniques and the underlying sort of economic structure of the nation, which means get some kind of trade or profession and pursue this with the idea of reaching perfection. And I think I’ve done that.”Counter is survived by a wife and daughters. A memorial service to celebrate his life and contributions to Harvard will be held in the fall.
In 2012, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hosted a meeting in Lima, Peru, to discuss the creation of a system which could provide Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Peru early warnings about approaching tsunamis. O ceanographers, seismologists and regional specialists in disaster prevention participated in the meeting. At the time of the conference, each of the four countries had national protocols to follow in the event of tsunami, said Gustavo Sanin , permanent secretary of the South Pacific Commission. During the conference in Lima, officials from the four countries adopted regional protocols for how to respond to a tsunami, Sanin said. Officials agreed to connect each of their respective early warning systems and to collaborate on disaster prevention initiatives. “In the southern Pacific coast there are at least 3 or 4 buoys with warning systems when there is imminence of a tsunami,” Sanin said. The buoys belong to and are monitored by scientific institutions in the United States and Japan, Sanin said. I’m glad for the union of those two countries. They truly represent an example for the region, because nationalities or political trends don’t matter during this type of disasters. What is truly valuable is to save lives, congratulations to each country and especially to the military forces who will act in the event of an emergency. The Colombian military forces are very professional in their operations, look at the support they gave to Ecuador to put out the 2012 fires with the UH-60 helicopter of the FAC, always willing to do their best. That’s why I’m very glad that they are uniting and learning together in these situations. May God bless you. I’m glad for the union of those two countries, they truly represent an example for the region, because nationalities or political trends don’t matter during this type of disasters. What is truly valuable is to save lives, congratulations to each country and especially to the military forces who will act in the event of an emergency. The Colombian military forces are very professional in their operations, look at the support they gave to Ecuador to put out the 2012 fires with the UH-60 helicopter of the FAC, always willing to do their best. That’s why I’m very glad that they are uniting and learning together in these situations. May God bless you. Colombian drill Ecuador’s evacuation exercise By Dialogo February 14, 2014 Colombian and Ecuadorean authorities recently conducted a joint evacuation drill to prepare for natural disasters, such as an earthquake or a tsunami. The drill is to help security forces from both countries prepare for assisting the civilian population survive a natural disaster. The First Colombia-Ecuador Binational Simulation Earthquake and Tsunami was held on Feb. 6, 2014. Authorities in the Colombian departments of Nariño, Cauca and Valle del Cauca and the Ecuadorian provinces of Esmeraldas, Imbabura and Carchi participated in the exercise. The National Unit for Disaster Risk Management in Colombia (UNGRD) which mobilized 18,000 people, and the Secretariat of Risk Management of Ecuador (SNGR), which recruited more than 26,000 people, including thousands of schoolchildren to participate in the drill, cooperatively organized the exercise. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was among those who participated in the drill. Santos and the other participants were alerted to a large imaginary earthquake along the border shared by Colombia and Ecuador. The imaginary earthquake registered 8.2 on the Richter scale. In the drill, the earthquake generated an imaginary tsunami. In the drill, security forces in Colombia and civilian Ecuadoreans responded quickly to the imaginary crisis and evacuated thousands of people from the Pacific coastal region. Authorities in both countries directed civilians to specific meeting locations where they would be safe, authorities said. Tsunami early warning system Colombian and Ecuadorean authorities conducted the drill to help train the civilian population on how to respond to a natural disaster, according to UNGRD. “This exercise intends to make the community aware of the risk it faces,” in the event of a natural disaster, the UNGRD said in a statement. The three branches of the Armed Forces in Colombia participated in the drill, along with members of the National Police and firefighters. In Ecuador, officials with the Red Cross, firefighters, and civil defense groups took part in the exercise. Colombian authorities simulated the evacuation of victims, a loss of communications, and the destruction of physical infrastructure. Once the UNGRD activated the alert, the National Recovery Center staff alerted units and immediately dispatched a Colombian Air Force aircraft from Air Command Military Transport (CATAM). The aircraft conducted a reconnaissance mission in Colombia’s Pacific coast, obtaining aerial images of populations of Bahia Solano, Buenaventura, Tumaco and Munchique hill. Meanwhile, the Colombian Navy dispatched the ARC ship “Valle del Cauca” along with Coast Guard units, a maritime patrol aircraft and a helicopter to simulate the rescue of a shipwreck seven nautical miles from the island of Tumaco. In Ecuador, authorities in Esmeraldas experienced a temporary setback at the beginning of the exercise when the alarms did not go off at 10:00 a.m. as planned. However, within 15 minutes the malfunctioning was fixed and the exercise went forward. The residents of 17 Ecuadorean border communities heard warning bells calling people to evacuate to high places because a tidal wave was approaching the coast. Ecuadorian authorities gathered at the Esmeraldas Fire Department. The mayor of Esmeraldas participated in the evacuation drill. In the drill, casualties and serious property damage was reported in the Ecuadorean provinces of Imbabura, Carchi and Esmeralda. In Imbabura six rescuers came to the rescue of victims from the “collapsed” building of the Ministry of Agriculture. Inside the one-story building, 29 staff members that appeared to be injured were rescued and given medical treatment. Authorities evacuated more than 20,000 students from 79 Ecuadorean schools. As part of the drill, injuries and property damage were also reported in the Colombian department of Nariño. After the exercise was complete, Colombia’s consul in Esmeraldas, Francisco Pelaéz, thanked Ecuadorean authorities for participating in the drill. The importance of emergency exercises It is important for authorities to conduct the kind of drill that Colombian and Ecuador cooperated on, said Héctor Chávez Villao, a security analyst at the University of Guayaquil. “These kind of exercises are important because they allow the authorities to assess in what areas they are strong and in what areas they need to make improvements,” Chávez Villao, said. “As history has taught us, to meet these natural disasters we should be prepared. Colombia and Ecuador have been in the past impacted by tsunamis, floods and earthquakes.” In December 1979, an earthquake which registered 8.1 on the Richter scale struck in the Pacific Ocean, about 75 kilometers off the coast of Tumaco, which is located in the Colombian department of Nariño. The earthquake caused a tsunami, which killed hundreds of people and destroyed at least six fishing villages in Nariño. The earthquake was felt in Bogota, Cali, Popayan, Buenaventura and other major cities and villages in Colombia, and in Guayaquil, Esmeraldas, Quito and other parts of Ecuador.
Batesville, In. — Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Anna Ibold has announced her resignation effective January 25, 2019.For the last three years, Ibold has worked to build partnerships and enhance the Batesville business climate. Board president Maggie Henson said, “Anna has been a motivated leader for our community and the Batesville Chamber. Her ability to build partnerships, advocate for business members and drive the organization forward serves as a model for those who follow. The chamber will build upon the progress under Anna’s tenure while continuing in its mission to promote economic growth and development to the Batesville area. While we are sad to see her go, we thank Anna for her service and leadership.”Ibold has been instrumental in developing communication strategies, expanding the reach of the organization and affiliate partners, adding new programs and enhancing member benefits.“I’d like to express my gratitude for being given the chance to be your Director,” Ibold stated. “It has been a privilege serving the Chamber board and community members. I’ve had the honor of working with dedicated professionals and I look forward to the Chamber’s continued progress. Ibold added, “At this time, I’ve been granted the opportunity for professional development in the community I admire as I join the Batesville (Casket) team!”Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce board members are now searching for a replacement and encourage anyone with interest to call 812-934-3101.