Screencap/VimeoThe Jake Butt College GameDay feature is set to premiere on ESPN Saturday morning, but here’s a teaser trailer in the meantime.Senior Jake Butt is a 6-foot-6 tight end who plays for Michigan. His last name also happens to be “Butt.”Now, having the last name “Butt” is unfortunate, but playing football at a program like Michigan has to be some consolation, right? What better way to bring honor and prestige to your family name than by succeeding in athletics? Maybe someday, because of Jake Butt, the word “Butt” will be synonymous with “incredibly good athlete.” It’s totally possible. More to the point though, the full College GameDay feature recounting Jake Butt’s pain and suffering from having the last name “Butt” hasn’t been released yet, but a short trailer has.In it he describes the hellish experience of having to take classroom attendance in kindergarten, knowing full well when the teacher calls his name there will be a room full of kids laughing uproariously. It’s great:The full College GameDay feature premieres Saturday morning, 10:55 a.m. ET on ESPN.Update: Here is the full feature on Jake Butt, courtesy of ESPN.Michigan takes on Wisconsin at 3:30 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on ABC.
Nova Scotia’s farmers are being encouraged to pay attention tothe work-related details that can help them reduce the risk ofbeing injured or even killed on the job. Safety Is In The Details is the theme of Canadian AgriculturalSafety Week, March 9-15. The campaign examines the physicalconsiderations of farm work and places a special focus on oldermembers of the farming community. “The theme for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Week — Safety isin the Details — encourages farmers to use due diligence everyday,” said Chris d’Entremont, Minister, Agriculture andFisheries. “I urge all farmers to analyze the risks in theirworkplace and to plan to work safely.” The average Canadian farmer is over 50 years old. Farmers aged 60and over represent only 13 per cent of the farming population,but suffer 35 per cent of all agricultural fatalities and 24 percent of agriculture-related hospitalizations, according to a study by the Canadian Agricultural Injury Surveillance Program. Officials at the surveillance program offer several ideas on howolder Canadian farmers can reduce the risk of injuries andfatalities. They suggest, for example, that senior farmers avoid altogethercertain risky activities, such as towing disabled equipment withtractors or dismounting tractors without either shutting off theengine or setting the parking brake. Safety Is In The Details focuses on other issues too. In Canada, 61 per cent of farms are run by single operators,meaning farmers routinely work alone. Even with larger familycorporations or partnerships, farmers often work in isolation –it’s just the nature of the business. But many farmers are killed and injured working alone in isolatedlocations on Canadian farms and ranches. More than half offarm-related fatalities happen while the victim is working alone,says the surveillance program study. Geographic positioning systems and two-way radios could be oneway to ensure rapid response to an injury at an isolated site, aslong as communication devices were always kept within reach. There are other simple precautions, too. “Farmers can protect themselves by reducing or eliminating manyrisks,” said Don Cox, president of the Nova Scotia Federation ofAgriculture. “They should always take measures to install rollover protection structures and seatbelts on tractors, properlymaintain all equipment, and ensure guards are in place and inproper working order on all moving parts and power takeoffs.” The Nova Scotia Farm Health and Safety Committee recommends thatall farmers refer to its publication, entitled Protect Yourselffrom Livestock Injuries, for tips to reduce livestock handlinginjuries. Canadian Agricultural Safety Week is made possible by CanadianFederation of Agriculture, Canadian Agricultural SafetyAssociation, Farm Credit Canada and Agriculture and Agri-FoodCanada. More information on Canadian Agricultural Safety Week isavailable on the website at www.cfa-fca.ca .