University of Vermont president Dan Fogel announced Wednesday that Tom Vogelmann has been appointed as the eleventh Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). He has been acting as Interim Dean of CALS since July of 2008.Mr. Vogelmann came to Vermont in 2002 as a Professor of Plant Biology and Chair of the Department of Botany and Agricultural Biochemistry. A graduate of Syracuse University (Ph.D.), Washington State University (M.S.) and the University of Vermont (B.S.), Dr. Vogelmann worked for eighteen years at the University of Wyoming where he was Professor of Botany and served as the interim Chair of the Department of Botany. This position is key to helping move Vermont agriculture forward. I have worked with Dr. Vogelmann during his tenure as interim dean and he clearly understands the importance of the Land Grant mission of the University to the state of Vermont, said Roger Allbee, Secretary of Agriculture.CALS is one of seven academic units offering undergraduate degrees at the University of Vermont. CALS programs emphasize the life sciences, agriculture and food systems, environmental stewardship and the preservation of healthy, rural communities. Students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences learn how to make a difference in our changing world. Rigorous course work, research in state-of-the-art labs, hands-on experiences, and relevant internships provide students with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to solve important societal problems and ensure a more sustainable planet. Tom understands how vitally important it is today to serve all aspects of agriculture in Vermont. I look forward to working with him on the many challenges and opportunities facing agricultural prosperity in our state, commented Allbee.Dr. Vogelmann has received numerous awards and other recognitions for his teaching, research, and service, including the Robertson Lecture for outstanding contributions to plant physiology conferred by the Australian and New Zealand Societies for Plant Physiology. He also received the Presidential Award for outstanding research, the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Research, and the Elbogen Award for Outstanding Teaching, all at the University of Wyoming. Most recently, he received the Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Teaching and Undergraduate Education in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at UVM. Dr. Vogelmann specializes in plant physiology and has published more than eighty scientific papers in refereed journals, books, and technical proceedings.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The husband of a 52-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her in the East Meadow home they shared last month, Nassau County police said.Hector Bejarano was charged with second-degree murder. Investigators said the 53-year-old man killed his wife, Mirian Bejarano, who died of blunt force trauma, in the couple’s Prospect Avenue home.“There was evidence collected in the home yesterday that also solidified the arrest and the charge,” Homicide Squad Det. Sgt. Jim Skopek told reporters Thursday during a news conference at police headquarters in Mineola.Police began investigating after the victim was found dead at 4 p.m. April 28. Investigators said they have recovered what they believe to be the murder weapon, but would not identify it. Skopek declined to discuss the suspect’s alleged motive.Investigators had initially been tight-lipped about the case, only saying that the woman was not a victim of random violence.Judge James Darcy ordered the husband held without bail. He is due back in court May 18.
The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has called on the government to reassess the controversial omnibus bill on job creation, particularly in regard to provisions regulating halal certification and the employment of foreign workers.In a written statement issued last Friday, MUI secretary-general Anwar Abbas said the bill should aim to protect the economic interests of citizens by limiting the inclusion of foreign workers in the national workforce.“[The bill] must protect national economic sovereignty and limit [the number of] foreign workers,” he said. Furthermore, Anwar urged the government to extend the same business flexibility granted to large corporations to the more than 70 million micro enterprises across the country, claiming that smaller businesses often lacked the knowledge and security required to stay afloat.Read also: Guide to omnibus bill on job creation: 1,028 pages in 10 minutesHe also suggested that the state entrust all matters related to halal certification to the MUI, lest the bill would risk violating religious principles.“Halal [certification] should be separated from businesses and instead returned to its essence, namely Islamic principles, which fall under the MUI’s domain,” he stated.He said the bill, which stipulates halal certification to be one of the requirements for a business permit, had therefore granted state authority to infringe on religious jurisdiction.“On that basis, the MUI believes that, in regard to halal certification, the government should position itself as an administrative institution, while the MUI is positioned as an internal body that has the authority to issue the halal fatwa on products,” Anwar said.Topics :
Share StumbleUpon EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 Related Articles Submit EFL continues mental health support by backing Mind campaign March 3, 2020 EFL set to broadcast remaining games whilst behind closed doors April 17, 2020 English Football League (EFL) Championship club Middlesbrough has signed up to support Responsible Gambling Week 2019, a public campaign attempting to trigger a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly.As a result of this announcement, Responsible Gambling Week 2019, which takes place from 7 November to 13 November with the hashtag #RGWeek19, will now see the support of Boro who is set to publish information regarding the campaign on its club website and social channels. Led by the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling, comprised of all the gambling trade associations, and in Ireland by the Irish Bookmakers Association, Responsible Gambling Week 2019, is part of the industry’s year-round commitment to promote safer gambling.John Hagan, chairman of the IGRG, commented: “We are delighted that Boro will be supporting Responsible Gambling Week. We want to take the message about safer gambling even further this year, and are confident this will be our biggest campaign yet.”#RGWeek19 is set to see over 120,000 staff at thousands of gambling venues and online sites take part and will also mark the second consecutive year that clubs from the Premier League and EFL take part. This supporting role will see the EFL dedicate advertising space in match-day programmes, on big screens and across social channels throughout the week, with league sponsor SkyBet also supporting the campaign. Hagan concluded: “The continued engagement and support of football clubs is enormously helpful in highlighting the week, and triggering a national conversation about what it means to gamble responsibly throughout the year.”With the objective of #RGWeek19 being to trigger a national conversation about safer gambling by highlighting the tools, advice and help available to customers as well as the initiatives being taken by operators to promote social responsibility, Boro, along with every other campaign supporter, will be detailing the five key responsible gambling behaviours:Only spend what you can afford.Set your limits for time and money.Gambling is not the answer to any problem.Gambling when angry or upset is not a good idea.Gambling shouldn’t interfere with your personal relationships. Share
In the match of the 1st round of BiH Champions League, girls of basketball club ”Jedinstvo BHT” Tuzla defeated ”Čelik” from Zenica with 79:66.Players from Tuzla dominated the match from the first minute.The most efficient players for Jedinstvo were Azra Bećirović with 25 points and Zdenka Kovačević with 21 point.The most efficient players for Čelik were Aleksandra Vujović and Nataša Mikić with 20 points each.Jedinstvo BHT: Brčaninović, Bešić 5, M. Rahmanović 12, Galušić, Jusupović, Bećirović 25, Ikanović 2, Ahmetbegović, Kovačević 21, Alagić, I. Rahmanović 14, Brčina. Coach: Azur Sakić.Čelik: D. Ilić 3, Čivić, Vujović 20, Novi 7, Kalušić, Jerković 8, Janković 6, Mikić 20, Popović 2, S. Ilić. Coach: Nikolina Grabovac.
Manchester City striker Edin Džeko has emerged as a summer target for Italian giants Napoli, according to The Express.Borussia Dortmund had been thought to be the frontrunners to land the Bosnian international but Napoli have reportedly made an early approach to steal him from under the noses of the Champions League finalists.Both clubs are preparing to lose their star strikers this summer with Robert Lewandowski thought to be heading to either Manchester United or Bayern Munich whilst Edinson Cavani is a target for Manchester City and PSG.Džeko is valued by City at around £24 million, a fee that surprised the German side, but Napoli are apparently keen to press ahead to take the 27-year-old to the San Paolo.The Serie A side are also thought to be running the rule over Cagliari striker Davide Astori, but bizarrely aren’t ready to meet the Sardinian side’s £10 million valuation.Džeko has had a mixed time in Manchester since joining from Wolfsburg in 2011 for a fee of £27 million.He has bagged 38 goals in just over 100 appearances but he’s never been able to fully establish himself in the side with Roberto Mancini preferring Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez ahead of him.(source: caughtoffside)
“So is not rotating, because rotating looks like a player that plays against Bournemouth is to give a rest to somebody that is going to play against Spurs in the semi-final.“So, the word is not rotation, it is an opportunity for people, for some people to play and to try to get a place in the team for Spurs – and some of the guys that played (against West Brom), they don’t have a place in that team.”Jose Mourinho says any good performances against Bournemouth tomorrow night will be rewarded with a place in the team for our @EmiratesFACup semi-final… pic.twitter.com/IKPxIW9sYd— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 17, 2018Asked to clarify if he meant that some of those who under-performed against West Brom would now not play against Tottenham, Mourinho retorted: “Yeah.“What is the criteria for a manager to choose a team? I only know one criteria: the way you play is the only way I can select players.“Or do you want me to go for the price they cost, or their salary, or their beautiful face? The only way is to go with performance.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho has vowed to drop several of Manchester United’s stars as he fumes over their lacklustre loss to West Bromwich Albion.United crashed to a shock 1-0 home defeat against bottom of the table Albion on Sunday as Jay Rodriguez sealed the visitors’ first Premier League win in three months.The limp performance gift-wrapped the Premier League title for arch rivals Manchester City and left United boss Mourinho seething.FT: #MUFC 0 West Brom 1. pic.twitter.com/kT4XslWF34— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 15, 2018He accused his players of resting on their laurels after beating City two weeks ago.Now Mourinho will take action when he selects his team for Wednesday’s Premier League trip to Bournemouth and Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham at Wembley.“Rotating is not the right word,” Mourinho said. “If I play a player against Bournemouth and the player is phenomenal, he plays the semi-final.
Lindsey (Aliquippa, Pa./Aliquippa) had a direct hand in three Syracuse turnovers that led to 13 points, including the game-clinching score. With under three minutes remaining and Pitt protecting a 26-20 lead, Lindsey sacked Orange quarterback Ryan Nassib, forcing a fumble that was grabbed out of the air by cornerback Antwuan Reed and returned 20 yards for the clinching touchdown.Lindsey also had a first-quarter interception and forced a fumble in the third quarter that Pitt recovered. Both of those fumbles led to Pitt field goals. On the day he totaled six tackles, a sack, two forced fumbles, an interception and three QB hurries.The 6-foot-2, 250-pound Lindsey has played dual roles for the Pitt defense this year, serving as both a down defensive lineman and outside linebacker. On the season he has 48 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception.With his one sack against Syracuse, Lindsey now has 22.5 for his career, moving him past Rickey Jackson (1977-80) and Ricardo McDonald (1988-91) for ninth all-time on Pitt’s quarterback sack list. PITTSBURGH—Pitt senior outside linebacker Brandon Lindsey has been named the Big East Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Panthers’ 33-20 victory over Syracuse this past Saturday. PLAYER OF THE WEEK—Pitt’s Brandon Lindsey (Aliquippa) puts the heat on Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib. Lindsey, a senior playing in his final game at Heinz Field for the Panthers, had an interception in the Panthers 33-20 win.