first_imgUniversity of Vermont president Daniel Mark Fogel announced three key appointments Friday. Jane Knodell, associate provost for budget and capital planning, has been named interim provost; Domenico Grasso, dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, has been tapped for the position of vice president for research and dean of the Graduate College; and Larry Shirland, professor and associate dean for undergraduate programs in the School of Business Administration, will be interim dean of that school.Knodell, an associate professor of economics, has served in a variety of key administrative positions at UVM. She was special assistant to the provost in 2006 and in 2007 accepted the role of associate provost for budget and capital planning. She also served as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2004 to 2005, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2003 to 2004, and chair of the Department of Economics from 2001 to 2003.Knodell conducts research and teaches in the fields of money and banking, macroeconomics, and economic history. She applies the tools of economic history, institutional analysis, and monetary economics to understanding the evolution and performance of monetary institutions over time. She also served on the Burlington City Council from 1995 to 2009.”Jane is an experienced and highly capable administrator with a deep understanding of the faculty; we’re fortunate to have her as a member of the UVM community able to serve in this vitally important position,” said Fogel. “I have every confidence that, given her abilities and experience, Jane will make a significant contribution as our chief academic officer during a time of transition,” he added.Appointments to the position of provost must be brought before the UVM Board of Trustees for approval, which will occur on Friday.Since becoming dean of the college in 2005, Grasso has led a unit that attracted record undergraduate enrollments; an increase in overall research funding and recognition for national scholarship; a significant increase in the number of women on the college’s faculty; the recruitment of a group a highly talented young faculty; and continuing development of systems-based, holistic education programs. Grasso also focused the college on a promising area of specialty: the emerging, cross-disciplinary field of complex systems.Before coming to UVM, Grasso was the Rosemary Bradford Hewlett Professor and founding director of the pioneering Picker Engineering Program at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. Prior to that he was head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at the University of Connecticut. He has also served as vice chair of the Science Advisory Board for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, president of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, and editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Engineering Science.”Dom is a critical player in helping UVM continue its upward advance among the ranks of the nation’s premier small research universities,” said Fogel. “We’re thrilled that he’s joining the leadership team. He has wide experience, both as a visionary leader and a highly productive researcher, and an impressive track record of success,” he added.Shirland, a professor in the School of Business Administration’s Information Systems and Decision Analysis concentration area, came to the university in 1976 and has long played important administrative roles at UVM. In addition to his current position as associate provost, he has twice before served as interim dean of the school, from 1992 to 1994 and from 2000 to 2002.His main teaching and research areas are production and operations management, operations research, and quality assurance.”Larry has a long record of high quality administrative service in the School of Business Administration, as well as top flight resume as a teacher and researcher,” Fogel said. “We’re very happy that he’s is able to take on this important role.”Knodell will begin her new responsibilities on July 1; Grasso on August 1; and Shirland on July 1.last_img read more

first_imgHikers missing in Washington State rescued after five days in wilderness with no food Portion of NC’s Nantahala River closed for up to two years – although the order could be rescinded much sooner. The closure is effective between the Beechertown Launch Ramp and the Silvermine Takeout Ramp on U.S. 19. The economic impact and impact to wildlife that live in and along the river has not yet been determined, but the Nantahala Outdoor Center, which runs commercial rafting trips down the river, told the Asheville Citizen Times they could experience six figure losses. Outfitters stress to the public that the Nantahala Gorge is still open for business, with ziplining, jeep tours, restaurants and retail all up and running. India tiger census shows population growth Hikers Marshall “Buster” Cabe, 64, and David James, 59, were rescued from Washington State’s Sulphur Creek in Snohomish County, 14 days after leaving for a planned one-week backpacking trip from the Downey Creek Trailhead. The families of the men alerted authorities after they failed to return home on August 24. The hikers became lost when they tried to take an old shortcut that was overgrown, eventually losing the trail altogether. Shortly thereafter, James lost a boot and his sleeping bag in a campfire accident, and then his knee brace, so Cabe tried to hike out to get help. They ran out of food five days before their rescue, and Cabe said he resorted to eating huckleberries and ants, which he says tasted like sweet tarts, to stay alive. Search and rescue helicopters located both men a few hours apart. James was hospitalized with severe dehydration.center_img After an August 25 landslide sent mud, trees and debris rushing into the Nantahala River, the U.S. Forest Service has announced a public closure of 8 miles of the river within the Nantahala Gorge, indicating that the closure could last up to two years. Forest Service staff assessments have found locations within the river with up to a 90 percent blockage of woody debris, which creates danger for anyone rafting, kayaking or otherwise recreating in the river.  Updated September 4: Nantahala River re-opened! Read the story here It’s a major win for conservationists. Nine years ago, India set a goal of doubling its tiger population by 2022, a goal that they’ve reached four years early. Still, it’s estimated that the world has lost at least 95 percent of the tiger population that once lived on earth. There are currently only about 4,000 tigers left in the wild, spread throughout a dozen countries in Asia. Tigers face a number of threats, from loss of habitat to poaching. A headcount of wild tigers in India has shown that population numbers have grown by a third over a four-year period. In 2014, the tiger census counted 2,226 tigers in India. In 2018, that number had grown to 2,967. The country is now home to about 70 percent of the world’s tigers.last_img read more

first_imgAuthorities received information that drug trafficker Roberto Vargas Gutiérrez, known in the criminal underworld as “Gavilán,” and for whom the Colombian government is offering millions in reward for his capture, had stored several shipments of narcotics from different parts of the country at a farm. The drugs belonged to at least nine groups that supply cocaine to Clan Úsuga. Largest seizure Night after night, the drugs arrived camouflaged in a truck loaded with vegetables. On each trip, they transported between 100 and 250 kilograms of high-purity cocaine that was deposited in a coaster boat that was 6.5 meters long by 3.5 meters wide, with a depth of 2.5 meters and had a wood-lined interior. The final operation By Dialogo June 09, 2016 The successful operation was conducted on May 15th, a few meters from the mouth of the Currulao River on a banana farm in Urabá, Antioquia, along Colombia’s Caribbean coast. It prevented millions of doses of the drug from hitting the streets of partner nations. Without a doubt, the recent seizure of 9.3 tons of cocaine has been one of the most forceful blows that the Colombian National Police has struck against organized crime in years. Moreover, next to the house on the Currulao River, there was a tender ready to initiate the process of shipping the drugs to the Caribbean Sea. The tender was located a few meters from the coaster boat. The final action got underway at 6 am on May 15th, when 50 National Police Commandos, supported by two Black Hawk helicopters, converged on the banana farm and located an ancient newsstand. Upon removing the concrete cap, they discovered 359 duffel bags full of high-purity cocaine. center_img This was a high-level operation, as police infiltrated the ranks of the Úsuga Clan, an international drug trafficking organization that has had 510 members captured by the Colombian Police. The results are striking: more than 116 tons of narcotics have been seized in this period. All of this has occurred within the framework of the Institutional Strategic Plan aimed at building safe and peaceful communities and working on four basic fronts: consolidation of police services in the field, bolstering citizen security, optimization of criminal investigations, and reinvigoration of international cooperation. After weighing all of the contraband, authorities established that the cargo weighed 9,355 kilos and was valued at over $250 million. It was to be shipped across the Caribbean Sea towards Central America before reaching the United States. The seizure, which Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas called the largest in history, has become a new victory by the Colombian National Police in its fight against the scourge of drugs. The police action was part of a 100-day, national offensive against different aspects of organized crime that was ordered last February, when General Jorge Hernando Nieto Rojas assumed command as the new director general of the Colombian National Police. Once complete information was received, authorities began the final operation. Officers from the Search Block and the Drug Enforcement Bureau, with support from the Aviation Police, laid siege to the farm in Nuevo Colón in the jurisdiction of Turbo, Antioquia. All of this work is being performed under five guiding principles: humanism, integrity, discipline, innovation, and management, with the final goal of building a secure and peaceful Colombia.last_img read more

first_imgA high-profile sexual assault investigation in China has prompted many to come forward online with similar experiences of abuse in a country where it remains tough to get justice for such crimes.A prominent Chinese lawyer who sat on the board of telecoms equipment maker ZTE stepped down last week after local media reported he was being investigated for sexually assaulting his teenage foster daughter — sparking heated discussion on social media with celebrities joining in the fray.Bao Yuming’s resignation, announced by ZTE on Friday, came a day after local authorities in the eastern Shandong province’s Yantai city said they reopened a sexual assault case involving an adoptive father surnamed Bao. She only truly understood what happened after watching a film at an older age.”I kept dreaming that he would look me up again… Television shows often depict those who have been raped as dirty, unable to get married and unwanted, and I never dared tell my family about it,” she said.She was among some 94,000 people who posted under the hashtag “trigger warning” on Weibo.As of Monday evening, the topic had been read 210 million times.Another student surnamed Yu said Bao’s case made her recall her own experience with harassment — she was groped twice on public transport as a schoolgirl.”I wanted to turn around to scold him but didn’t dare to,” she wrote in a Weibo post, adding that she remembered wondering if he would threaten her with a knife.She told AFP: “I am just a student with no power and hope that the people who do, or everyone’s collective strength, can truly solve the problem and make society a better place.”Celebrities also spoke up in support of minors who have been abused.Award-winning actress Zhang Ziyi said in a Weibo post Friday: “Do you know why sexual assault of minors occurs again and again? They are exposed time and again but vanish each time… Without severe punishment.”Lawyer Lu Xiaoquan noted that sexual assault is not a crime on its own in Chinese law, although specific offences are punishable — including rape, indecency and child molestation.Child molestation for example attracts up to five years’ jail, and can rise to 15 years depending on the charges.But Lu said that challenges lie in filing a case, obtaining evidence, appealing and getting justice.In recent years, China has made moves to step up protection for minors.Last October, the country proposed changes to its child protection laws, including means to address sexual abuse and bullying.Topics : Yantai police have since set up a special working group, and state broadcaster CCTV reported Monday that central government officials have sent a joint supervision team to Shandong to oversee the case.The allegations sparked outrage across China, with many sharing their own encounters with sexual assault or harassment on its Twitter-like platform Weibo, in hopes of raising awareness or effecting change. A 20-year-old university student surnamed Wang questioned the lack of emphasis on sexual education in China.She told AFP that when she was around six, she would often be duped into having sex with an older teenage neighbour from her village in the central Hubei province.last_img read more

first_imgA file picture of Clive Palmer holding Mary, his baby daughter with second wife Anna (far left), and flanked by Emily and Michael, his son and daughter from his first marriage. Picture: SuppliedEmily Palmer, offspring of controversial former politician Clive Palmer, has made a tidy $710,000 on the sale of a property bought before she was born.Listed as a magnificent acreage property of grand proportions by agent Karl Rademeyer of Remax First Caloundra, the property was transferred to Ms Palmer after the death of her mother, Susan, over a decade ago.Ms Palmer had it listed as a “large residence” covering over 2,000sq m of land with a four bedroom, two bathroom, double car space home on it. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS Brisbane affordability rises: Survey How superstars do holidays in Aus Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoEmily Palmer’s Little Mountain investment house. Picture: realestate.com.auIt was described as being 10 minutes from the new Sunshine Coast Hospital, six kilometres from the beach and with proposals for a second house to be built on site.“I think we achieved a really good price for it,” said Mr Rademeyer.“It had a lot of interest. We had multiple offers on it and $710,000 is what it sold for.” Clive Palmer’s wife Anna, and daughter Emily, in a file picture from 2016 during a press conference at the Mineralogy headquarters in Brisbane. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen/The Australian.The property settled on February 7 which was when the new owners, a young couple, took ownership.According to CoreLogic, Ms Palmer still has four other properties — three of which were on the Gold Coast and one in Brisbane university suburb, Taringa. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Would you pay $2m to rent this?last_img read more

first_imgBronkhorst arrived at the Hwange court on Monday wearing khaki trousers, a striped khaki shirt and a grey cap. Bronkhorst arrived at the Hwange court on Monday wearing khaki trousers, a striped khaki shirt and a grey cap.Lawyers for professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion, on Monday applied to have the case against him thrown out of court.The hunt provoked worldwide outrage after it emerged that Cecil was a well-known attraction among visitors to the Hwange National Park and was wearing a tracking collar as part of an Oxford University research project.Regional magistrate Dambudzo Malunga accepted the court application and remanded the case until October 15 when she said she would determine if Bronkhorst’s trial should go ahead.Bronkhorst, 52, has been charged with “failing to prevent an illegal hunt” when American dentist Walter Palmer paid $55,000 (50,000 euros) to shoot the lion with a bow and arrow in early July.Bronkhorst denies any wrongdoing, saying he had obtained all the permits required to kill an elderly lion that was outside the national park boundaries. The owner of the land on which Cecil the lion was killed was listed among five state witness in the trial after initially being charged with allowing an illegal hunt.–AFP Charges against Cecil the lion hunter dropped by a Zimbabwean court Nigerian child bride murder case droppedcenter_img 2 Zimbabweans Face Charges over Death of Cecil the Lion Relatedlast_img read more

first_imgWRBI Area Girls Basketball Sectional ScoresSectional Semi-Finals (2-14)Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-DelJac-Cen-Del  49     Hauser  34South Decatur  42     Rising Sun  37Championship:  Monday (2-17) @ 6 PM.Jac-Cen-Del vs. South Decatur.Sectional 29 @ RushvilleRushville  69     Lawrenceburg  45Batesville  47     South Dearborn  28Championship:  Rushville  63     Batesville  30Sectional 45 @ MilanSouthwestern 51     Switzerland County  48  (3-OT)Austin  52     South Ripley  39Championship:  Monday (2-17) @ 7:30 PM.Southwestern vs. Austin.Sectional 14 @ Bloomington SouthBloomington South  63     Bloomington North  56Columbus North  85     Columbus East  56Championship:  Columbus North  66     Bloomington South  48last_img read more

first_imgSr. Frances Jean Sandschulte, age 97, of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died January 5, 2017 at the convent.  Born August 12, 1919 in Loretto, Tennessee, she is the daughter of Elizabeth (Nee: Hollander) and Henry Sandschulte.Sr. Frances Jean entered the convent September 12, 1939 and made her final vows August 12, 1945.  She served as a music teacher, organist, orchestra and band director for 65 years before retiring in 2007.  Those places included Our Lady of Angels, St. Catherine’s, St. Aloysius Gonzaga and La Salle in Cincinnati, Ohio; Tierra Maria High School in New Mexico, St. Mary’s in New Albany, Indiana and Little Flower, Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Lourdes in Indianapolis, Indiana.The first of five children, her family moved to Cincinnati in 1925.  She became introduced to the Sisters as a student at Perpetual Help Elementary School.  Living close to the sisters, she began to consider her religious calling.  Knowing she wanted to pursue that calling, she waited two years after graduating before entering the Franciscan community.She noted that her parents loved music and as a result, she and her siblings pursued musical interests in which all were involved in the school orchestras and bands.  She enrolled in Marian University to get her music degree and later would graduate from the Cincinnati College of Music in 1953 and the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati in 1971.In 2005, while teaching at La Salle High School in Cincinnati, she was recognized by the La Salle High School principal during Catholic Schools Week.  In congratulating her, he said, “Sister, thank you for being an invaluable member of our greater Cincinnati Catholic School community.  Your dedication, love of music and passion for education are inspirational to all.  May God continue to bless you with health and happiness because of your loyal service to His children.”Upon retirement, she commented, “My greatest joy has been music.  My mother was a talented pianist and her love of music was caught by all her children. From the time I entered the Community, I was assigned to schools where I gave individual music lessons and organized bands and orchestras.  I must say I never missed a day in 65 years, so I lived “the sound of music.”  Somewhere in all of this I graduated from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music with honors.”  In retirement, she assisted in the convent Archives area and was piano accompanist for the choir and a member of the Chime Choir.She is survived by her sister Clementine Phillips of Fairborn, Ohio as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Alma Rydze, Ruth Fisher and brother Henry Sandschulte.Visitation is Tuesday, January 10th, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the convent chapel.  Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Bill Turner officiating.  Burial will be in the convent cemetery.  Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org).last_img read more

first_imgStatewide—Hot dog and hamburger buns sold under various brand names in Indiana stores are being recalled because they might contain pieces of hard plastic.The buns were made by Flowers Foods of Thomasville, Ga., and have “best-by” dates of July 18 and July 19.They were sold at stores including Aldi, Dollar General, Sam’s Club, Target, and Walmart.Among the brands included in the recall are Clover Valley, Great Value, Market Pantry, Nature’s Own, Sunbeam, and Wonder.More info at flowers-foods-dot-com.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts NFF inaugurates caretaker committee for Anambra FA Osimhen, Chukwueze begin 14-day Isolation in Lagos NFF: No election in Anambra State FA The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said home-based athletes who will represent Nigeria in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be camped in Europe to prepare for the Games. The minister disclosed this while speaking to newsmen on Nigeria’s preparations for the Olympics. He said the foreign based athletes will benefit from the advanced sporting facilities in their countries of residence, while stressing the need to provide same for the Nigeria-based athletes. “We are going to send a few of the home-based athletes outside the country for the necessary training. Some will go to Holland, other parts  of Europe, some will even go to Kenya,” he said. Dare also assured that the ministry was working round the clock to secure funding to support the athletes to ensure they give the best for the country at the Games. He  expressed optimism that the “Adopt an Athlete” policy of the ministry will go a long way in boosting preparation for the Olympics. In a related development, the Nigeria Olympic Committee has declared that suspended President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria Ibrahim Gusau’s claim of autonomy from the Ministry of Youth and Sports was out of order. The NOC also endorsed the removal of erstwhile AFN Technical Director, Sunday Adeleye, saying he stands removed stemming from the Ministerial Panel on the crises during the 2019 World Athletics Championship in Doha. According to the report, the leadership crisis in the AFN had been brewing since the last National Federation elections in June 2017 and worsened before the 12th African Games in Morocco in August 2019 when some board members asked Gusau to step aside as president and be investigated.Tags: EuropeIbrahim GusauTokyo 2020 Olympicslast_img read more