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3 Head Coaches On The “Hot Seat” Following Week 4

first_imgA closeup of Jim Harbaugh wearing a Michigan hat and jacket.PISCATAWAY, NJ – NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines coaches against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the third quarter at HighPoint.com Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan won 42-7. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)College football’s “hot seat” lists have gained a massive name following Week 4 of the regular season on Saturday.Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has joined the list of coaches who might be at risk of losing their jobs heading into the final months of the season.Here are three head coaches on the “hot seat” after Week 4.Michigan head coach Jim HarbaughLook, Michigan isn’t going to “fire” Jim Harbaugh. At least, that seems incredibly unlikely. Harbaugh starred as a player for the Wolverines and, despite a lack of big-game success, has elevated Michigan’s program back to a level that Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke couldn’t. Still, it might be time for both sides to move on.Michigan was embarrassed by Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines entered the season with Big Ten championship and College Football Playoff hopes. Those goals – while still in reach – seem unrealistic.Would Harbaugh get pushed toward an NFL head coaching job (the New York Giants, perhaps?) if Michigan disappoints the rest of the way? That seems possible now.Rutgers head coach Chris AshIf any Big Ten head coach is going to actually get fired this season, it’s going to be Chris Ash, whose Scarlet Knights fell to Boston College on Saturday.NJ.com wrote on Saturday night that Ash could be fired at some point during the regular season.Watch out for some major changes in New Brunswick.Here’s why Chris Ash might get fired before Rutgers’ season even ends | Politi https://t.co/xHmLi3NwP8 pic.twitter.com/JMujaT1mKS— NJ.com (@njdotcom) September 22, 2019Florida State head coach Willie TaggartFlorida State got a much-needed win on Saturday afternoon, but it wasn’t pretty. The Seminoles nearly blew a massive lead, before winning 35-24.Taggart’s Seminoles are now 2-2 on the season and, even with a win on Saturday, haven’t inspired a ton of optimism so far this season.Florida State might not want to move on from Taggart after just two seasons, but unless there’s a big second half of the season rally, the Seminoles could be forced to.last_img read more

Pakistani cities join UNled campaign on disaster preparedness

10 October 2011More than 30 cities in seven provinces across Pakistan have joined a United-Nations-led disaster preparedness campaign intended to make urban areas resilient and ready to cope with catastrophic events to reduce losses and damage. Many of the Pakistani cities signing up to the ‘Making Cities Resilient’ campaign spearheaded by the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) on Saturday are still under water from the recent floods, while others are recovering from last year’s massive deluge.The signing ceremony took place in Islamabad during the country’s National Disaster Awareness Day, commemorated at the Secretariat of Prime Minister, Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, with Margareta Wahlström, the head of UNISDR, and other senior Pakistani officials attending.Zafar Qadir, the chair of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said the launch of the campaign in Pakistan would give impetus to efforts to improve disaster management systems and make cities safe, resilient and habitable in the wake of disasters.“There will be no major global achievements in disaster risk reduction if we do not invest more in local actions,” said Ms. Wahlström. She called for more decentralized disaster management at the lowest administrative levels.“We encourage mayors and local authorities to join the movement so more people will be safer from disasters in the future,” she said.Cities joining the campaign include Karachi, Muzaffarabad, Dadu, Ghari Khairo, Tharparkar, Nowshera, Mnagora, Charsada, Oghi, Dera Ismail Khan, Loralai, Khudahr, and Ghizar.They all agreed to commit to the “Ten Essentials” of the campaign, including allocating a budget for disaster risk reduction and protecting ecosystems and natural buffers zones to mitigate the effects of floods, storm surges and other hazards.The cities also made commitments to the “One Million Safe Schools and Hospitals” initiative, which encourages strengthening the safety of schools and hospitals from all types of natural hazards.“Schools and hospitals are vital when disasters happen as they need to continue functioning when catastrophes hit. There is no small investment when it comes to these two types of infrastructure – they are crucial,” said Ms. Wahlström.Some 870 cities and local governments across the world have joined the campaign and more than 138,000 institutions have pledged support for the safe schools and hospitals initiative. read more