TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide talks with head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers after the Tigers defeated the Crimson Tide 35-31 in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The 2018 college football season is nearly over just as fast as it started. Just a few weeks remain for bowl eligible teams to finish their seasons on a high note and walk out with one last victory.With the close of the college football season comes awards season. The Heisman Trophy was handed out two weekends ago, and the awards circuit continued today when the finalists for the Bear Bryant Award were announced on Wednesday afternoon.Here are the seven finalists for the coach of the year award:Bill Clark – UABJosh Heupel – UCFBrian Kelly – Notre DameJeff Monken – Army West PointNick Saban – AlabamaDabo Swinney – ClemsonJeff Tedford – Fresno StateThe list comes from Dennis Dodd.Bear Bryant Award finalists announced (coach of the year)Bill Clark – UABJosh Heupel – UCFBrian Kelly – Notre DameJeff Monken – Army West PointNick Saban – AlabamaDabo Swinney – ClemsonJeff Tedford – Fresno State University— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) December 19, 2018All seven are deserving candidates for the award. Heupel, Kelly, Saban and Swinney all led their programs to undefeated seasons, though Bill Clark’s UAB team just pulled off a 10-win season.Jeff Monken led Army to arguably its best season in program history and Jeff Tedford continues to keep Fresno State in the conversation – the Bulldogs just knocked off Herm Edwards and Arizona State in their bowl game.The winner will be announced on January 9.
Brown coal as an alternative to other primary energy sources in the world’s power industry of the present century. The European Emissions Trading System (ETS). Poland as a country endowed with brown coal deposits, utilising its resources wisely and prudently. Reclamation and revitalisation of mining areas. Environmental impact of opencast mines. Open-cast lignite mining – the time consuming investment in new deposits and mining areas. PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A., PGE GiEK S.A. Bełchatów Lignite Mine Division and SITG Bełchatów Branch Office are organising the 9th International Brown Coal Mining Congress, April 11 to 13 in the Bełchatów – Sport Hotel, Poland. Brown coal as a safeguard of energy security is the theme of the meeting. The organisers intend to include the following issues in the subject scope of the Congress:Lignite resources as a guarantee of energy security. European climate policy and the striving towards carbon emission reduction. Continuous improvement of the efficiency of lignite fired power plants as a precondition for maintaining the competitiveness among energy producers in Poland and worldwide.Papers with abstracts in Polish and English are accepted until December 15th, 2015. www.kwbbelchatow.pgegiek.pl; www.sitgbelchatow.pl Overcoming threats in mining activities. Lignite as a competitor to other energy sources. Maintaining the current level of lignite excavation and its prospective increase. Modern carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies.