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Vogelmann appointed Dean of UVM’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

first_imgUniversity 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.last_img read more

TWL plans event for school girls

first_img April 15, 2004 Regular News TWL plans event for school girls This year, in conjunction with AB A Law Day, Tallahassee Women Lawyers is sponsoring the Legacy of Excellence Program April 30 that will give high-school girls a chance to hear from stellar women lawyers.TWL’s Legacy of Excellence — for 8th through 12th graders — is an intensive, one-day overview of this year’s Law Day theme,“To Win Equality Law: Brown v. Board at 50,” presented through the eyes of women in the legal profession. The program is also designed to expose participants to the legal, social, and educational opportunities for women in the Tallahassee community. In addition to being exposed to some of Tallahassee’s key jurists and barristers, Legacy of Excellence participants will be provided information and resources that will assist them in one day pursuing a career in the legal profession. The purpose of the activity is to expose young girls to women lawyers in the Tallahassee community and to enlighten them on a substantive aspect of the law.Participants will have an opportunity to hear from keynote speakers, such as Justice Peggy Quince; Judge Marguerite H. Davis; and Public Defender Nancy Daniels. TWL plans event for school girlslast_img read more

Spanish head goes after failed buyout bid

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Dalby claims this week’s bargain house of the week sale

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago54 Wood Street, Dalby sold for $110,000.While this bargain home is now off the market, there are plenty more bargains to be had.This four-bedroom beauty is available for $140,000 at 2 Jessop Street. With good bones, all it needs is a touch of vision to turn it into your family home.Or, with a tenant already on board paying $215 per week, it could make the perfect investment.If three-bedroom is more your style then 3 James Street might have just what you need, with an asking price of $140,000.With a heavenly man shed and large kitchen, this home would make a great first homebuyer property. But if you’d rather build your own dream home, then 24 Diggers Drive is on offer for just $69,500 for a large 1572sq m lot with plenty of room for a family-sized pool, a few chickens and a big shed.Median house prices in Dalby are $210,000 for a three bedroom or $280,000 for a four-bedroom with rents at $235 or $295 per week. This week’s Bargain Buy of the Week is in Dalby.DALBY lays claim to the ‘largest’ title for a number of its community feats, but the ‘largest’ house price isn’t one of those, with it producing this weeks bargain house sale.This three-bedroom home, set on 802sq m at 54 Wood Street sold on Wednesday for just $110,000 and all within walking distance to the CBD.While Dalby claims the title for being home to the largest grain receival depot in Queensland and the largest one day livestock market in Australia, it can also now lay claim to some of the best bargain house buys.Located just 211km northwest of Brisbane it is a vibrant rural community of 12,000 people, with a further 5,000 in its district area.If you’re feeling like you’ll never be able to afford your own home, this go getter community might just have the answer you need.last_img read more

Local company on mission to assist “disable” children

first_img Tweet Share LocalNews Local company on mission to assist “disable” children by: – March 28, 2012 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 29 Views   one comment Share Judy Sango. Photo compliments: insidepossieInsidePossie Children of Grace Foundation Inc has embarked on a mission to assist children who are “disabled” by sensitizing the public on their plight.Founder of the Foundation, Drinnon Nyerere highlights an 11 year old girl of Portsmouth who appears to be suffering from a condition known as Arthrogryposis in a three minute video.Nyerere explained that InsidePossie Children of Grace Foundation Inc is a registered non-profit organization in Dominica centralized around providing effective educational programs and strategies to children of low socio economic backgrounds which proves to be the most academically deficient in our community.The Austrailian Arthrogryposis Group states that “Arthrogryposis is a term used to describe the presence of multiple joint contractures at birth. Joint contracture is a limitation in the range of motion of a joint, however in the “classic” case of arthrogryposis, hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, hips, feet and knees are affected”.Judy Sango who attends the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School despite her impoverished living condition, being ridiculed by her peers and “disability”, is in grade 5 and thrives in her school work. She hopes to one day become a judge.She holds a smile as the sun shines and her heart for progress bursts out in every area of her life.The Foundation’s motto is “Providing Quality Life for Children in Need” is seeking to raise funds to assist Judy as well as to make a documentary film.Nyerere told Dominica Vibes News that the purpose for the documentary is a “means of marketing Judy in seeking medical support to solace her current physical situation”.He explained that writing an article with a few photographs might not capture the actual story but a documentary will highlight “what she and her family goes through on a daily basis” and will motivate people to donate to her medical costs.“A photo tells a still story, a video shows the actual story” Nyerere said noting that the foundation has been playing a meaningful role in Judy’s life he reported.“Even before official registration of our foundation, we have been playing a part in Judy’s life. We annually provide text and exercise books, shoes, school uniform, bags, pens, pencils and other stationeries to Judy and kids of our foundation”.Last year 46 children received full scholarships from the Foundation.Judy’s mother explains in the video that she would like assistance with the cost of surgery for her daughter as she often complains of pain in her knee and being called “cripple.”Through the documentary film, the Foundation hopes to “inspire” individuals who are disabled as well as those who are not that they can accomplish their goals despite the odds.They are appealing to the public to “help guarantee a prosperous life for a generation of children now and to come”.The funds donated will go towards medical costs, production costs; filming, professional video editing, narration, production and marketing of this film.The documentary he hopes will be “an inspiration despite the odds”.Nyerere can be contacted on [email protected] for further details on donation.Here is the video of Judy: [vimeo][/vimeo]Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Rape suspect falls

first_imgILOILO City – Charged with two counts of rape, a man was caught in Barangay Talibong, Zarraga, Iloilo. Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Elijo Sharon Herrera-Bellones of the Regional Trial Court Brach 27. Sufisencia – resident of the village – was arrested on June 30, the police added. The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Zarraga municipal police station./PN No bail bond was recommended for the temporary liberty of Randy Sufisencia, 41, police said.last_img read more

How Vain

first_imgRecently I read an article about Gene Keady and his famous hair piece.  It was reported that Gene spent $600 a week for his famous comb over.  Not only did he have this comb over hair piece, he also added hair extensions to cover more of his baldness.If the hair piece alone wasn’t enough, he went to a hairdresser twice a week to further dye the hair, add cream, and get it combed out in an attempt to look good on TV.  Most people would tell you that it didn’t work!Today if you see a St. John’s men’s basketball game on TV, you will see a very bald headed Gene Keady sitting on the bench.  He is now an assistant coach for a former assistant of his, Steve Lavin.  Steve is the head coach at St. John’s.  He went back to coaching after a stint as a TV commentator.last_img read more

Poyet retains hope of great escape

first_img “This world of football has given us another chance and it’s time to take it because we have left it so many times, it would be a shame if we don’t do it now. “If you believe in yourself, depending on where you play and against whom, you will always have another chance. Football always gives you a chance. “The problem is that there are only a few games left, so let’s hope we don’t need to wait for another one. We don’t want not to win this game and then need to go to Manchester United to win to give us another chance against West Brom. “I want to take one of them because we have lost a few.” Time and opportunities are indeed running out for the Black Cats, who travel to managerless United in their final away game next Saturday before two crucial home games against West Brom and Swansea inside the final week of the season. Poyet set a target of four victories for survival several weeks ago, and that remains achievable, although they have managed only seven in the league all season and just one in their last 11 on Wearside since November 10. He said: “I always said that we needed over 36 points, and I have not changed my mind on that. If after you need less, we are lucky. “But the idea is to go and win those four games that we said before. We have got a win and a draw so if we win another three, it’s over. “I know it’s going to be difficult, three from four. People will say, ‘Why are you going to win three from four now?’. “But why are you going to win at Stamford Bridge against Mourinho? Why are you going to draw at Manchester City?”. Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has challenged his players to complete the miracle they started by winning against the odds at Chelsea. Press Association Last Saturday’s shock 2-1 triumph at Stamford Bridge, which came just four days after they battled their way to within two minutes of a similar result at Manchester City, gave the Black Cats a fighting chance of dragging themselves out of the relegation mire in which they have spent much of the season to date. Poyet’s men looked to have lost all hope of salvation after successive defeats by Norwich, Liverpool, West Ham, Tottenham and Everton left them seven points adrift of safety and with one foot back in the Football League. However, they head into a weekend which sees fellow-strugglers Cardiff travel to the Stadium of Light just three points worse off than the 17th-placed Canaries and believing once again following their heroics against two of the title contenders. Asked if the belief of his players has grown in the last week or so, Poyet said: “It’s been a good week, yes, it’s true. “They are human beings, normal people who were very down because of the situation, and then in four days, everything changed. “Now the idea is, with all respect, we have done something very special, but let’s say half of the miracle. The other half, we still need to make.” Poyet is confident his team are finally carrying the kind of momentum which propelled them to the Capital One Cup final and the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. However, it has too often deserted them in the league and the 46-year-old Uruguayan is conscious they will not be presented with too many more chances to redeem themselves. Sunderland have threatened to dig themselves out of trouble on several occasions, most notably after a 3-0 derby victory at Newcastle on February 1 which lifted them out of the relegation zone, only to slip back into the bottom three. Poyet said: “After the derby, it was better because we were out of the bottom three, but we have been in this position many, many times and somehow, we didn’t take advantage. last_img read more

‘That summed up Chelsea’ – Terry

first_imgJohn Terry described Chelsea’s Champions League triumph against Napoli as one of the club’s great European nights.The Blues overturned a 3-1 deficit from the first leg, with Branislav Ivanovic’s extra-time goal sending them into the quarter-finals.Skipper Terry told ITV: “That could top them all. The lads put in a great display – really solid and resilient.AdChoices广告“That’s what we’re all about – that desire, that togetherness, summed up Chelsea.”And looking ahead to the next round, midfielder Frank Lampard declared: “If we play with that ability and desire, we’ll take on anyone.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Sankar sets up 8-wicket win for President’s XI

first_img… Berbice complete second winBy Clifton RossA STERLING exhibition with bat and ball from President’s XI captain Stephon Sankar helped set up an easy 8-wicket win over Essequibo, when Round 2 of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/Dave’s West Indian Imports U-15 Inter-county Tournament continued yesterday. Playing at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Essequibo stumbled, batting first, running into the spin twins Sankar and Ali Budhoo, who snared 4-25 and 3-26 in a clinical effort which inevitably strangled their opponents who were bowled out for 147 in 30 overs.Amidst the chaos, Essequibo No. 3 batsman Shazif Mohamed (32) and all-rounder Adesh Das (46) tried to get out of the blocks but failed, despite looking decent against the combined effort of the President’s XI bowlers.The chase was relatively simple for the eventual winners. Thanks to an unbroken half-century partnership between Sankar and his vice-captain Tulsiram Ramkarran, who ended on 25 apiece not out, their side finished on 148 for 2 in 40.5 overs. After bowling out their foes before lunch, President’s XI opener Afazul Kadir hit punched 5 fours in his top score of 40 while Tularam Chintimani (16) had a four to his credit as both players looked ominous from the start, with their team racing to 65-0 when lunch came.Upon resumption of play, Essequibo pulled things back with the wickets of both openers, who fell to the skill of Das in a short span of time. Although President’s XI lost two set wickets, the deficit was almost cleared with just 28 needed following the dismissals.Sankar, younger brother of former Guyana U-15 spinner Steven Sankar, and Ramkarran held their nerves during the chase.The duo played identical innings of grit and application, as neither batsmen scored a single boundary despite finding the singles with relative ease. Nevertheless, both players knuckled down and eventually steered their side to a most-needed rebound win, following their horrific loss to Berbice in Round 1.Meanwhile, Sankar for his 4 wickets and 25 runs was adjudged the Man-of-the-match.Earlier, it never looked promising for Essequibo, as the wily Sankar sliced through the entire top-order including Mohamed, who tried to keep the top together as he hit three fours. A brave effort from Das featured four fours and two sixes in a lower-order attempt to keep things alive following a catastrophic start; which ended on a high note for the President’s XI.At Lusignan, Salim Khan hit 39 and grabbed 3 wickets to help Berbice to another crushing win, this time hammering Demerara by 64 runs.Berbice were kept to 140 for 7 when their overs expired with Khan unbeaten on 39.Demerara then failed to gun down a relatively low target and were steamrolled for 76 runs during their chase. Round 3 continues tomorrow.last_img read more