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Roger Allbee appointed to Union Institute Board of Trustees

first_imgUnion Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university based in Montpelier, has announced the appointment of Roger Allbee to its Board of Trustees. Allbee is a leader in the advancement of agriculture in the United States and former secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets. ‘Roger Allbee’s knowledge, experience, expertise, and lifelong commitment to Vermont will help Union make a lasting, positive impact on higher education initiatives in Vermont and beyond,’ said Roger H. Sublett, president of Union Institute & University. ‘We are honored that he has chosen to serve on Union’s Board of Trustees.’ Allbee was appointed secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets in January 2007 by former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas. As secretary, Allbee administered one of the most diverse and publically watched agencies in Vermont, overseeing all facets of the state’s agriculture including animal health and welfare, agricultural development, water quality and nutrient management, international trade and trade policy, and food safety.  Before serving as secretary, Allbee was the executive director for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Services Agency for the State of Vermont. In this role, he was responsible for the execution of farm loan and farm program delivery to Vermont farmers and managed several offices throughout the state of Vermont. During his tenure as executive director, the Vermont FSA loan team received an USDA FSA Administrator’s Award. In addition to Allbee’s roles with the state of Vermont and the USDA, he also served as a senior international business consultant on agricultural trade policy and as a professional staff member of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. He has also served as vice president of the former Farm Credit Banks of Springfield, Mass., and as an extension specialist at Cornell University.Allbee’s earned his B.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Vermont, and a master’s in agricultural economics from the University of Massachusetts. He has completed the Cornell University Agricultural Executives Program, and the Harvard Business School Agribusiness seminars. He served in Special Weapons of the U.S. Army with a rank of captain, and has received numerous awards including the Honor Award from the Soil and Water Conservation Society of America.Union Institute & University is a private, accredited university that has, since 1964, redefined higher education by placing learners at the center of their own education. Union serves more than 2000, self-motivated, socially conscious adults in rigorous faculty- mentored programs without interrupting professional, family, and community commitments. UI&U offers individualized programs of study leading to the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. In addition to its distance learning programs, academic centers are located in Cincinnati (OH), Los Angeles and Sacramento (CA), Miami (FL), and in Montpelier and Brattleboro (VT).www.myunion.edu(link is external) / Union Institute & University/ 62 Ridge St., Suite 2/ Montpelierlast_img read more

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RHTY&SC, BCB invest in cricket academies

first_imgROSE Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTY&SC) and Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) recently made several donations towards Upper Corentyne Cricket Association (UCCA) and D’Edward Cricket Club academies.The donation included a bicycle each for the Player-of-the-Academy, trophies, a large quantity of packed water, schoolbags and certificate frames.BCB would also produce coaches for the academies in each area along with some other items such as educational materials, medals and Youth Information Booklets.The academy in Upper Corentyne would be the first of its kind in the area at the Scottsburg Ground where 50 young cricketers between ages 8 and 18 years are expected to participate. The academy would be a follow-up to coaching sessions organised by BCB under Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh Coaching Programme.The academy at D’Edward Club also caters to needs of 50 youths from the club and others from the West Berbice area.Meanwhile, president of BCB, Hilbert Foster, has also committed to assisting clubs like Port Mourant, Whim, Rose Hall Canje, in organising coaching sessions for their young players.BCB, over the last month, assisted the RHTY&SC and Albion Cricket Club with the hosting of their cricket academy.last_img read more

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Who is the new ‘Bachelor?’ Meet Matt James, former Wake Forest wide receiver

first_imgIf you are doing interviews and creating Cameo accounts before you are even on my season… you are in it for the wrong reasons… #dontwasteyourtime— Clare Crawley (@Clare_Crawley) April 25, 2020Respect the opportunity you’ve been given. Respect the rules. Respect me. @BacheloretteABC ❤️— Clare Crawley (@Clare_Crawley) April 25, 2020Per E! News, it prompted James to indirectly reply to Crawley on a Instagram story, saying that he’s using the Cameo app with the intention of a different charity — raising money for coronavirus relief via the Robin Hood Foundation. If James wasn’t a serious suitor, he likely wouldn’t have agreed to also star in “The Bachelor.”Matt James is the second former NFL player to lead to show in three seasonsColton Underwood, who played tight end at Illinois State before some camp opportunities with the Chargers, Eagles and Raiders, was “The Bachelor” lead in Season 24 after coming up short in “The Bachelorette” Season 14. Underwood ended up with Cassie Randolph last March, but they just announced their breakup in late May. The ratings for “The Bachelor” have been on the decline for a while, but James, with his ties to Cameron, is bound to be a great lead with whom to create a viewership bounce-back, especially after fans of the two shows might be denied a “Bachelorette” conclusion in 2020. View this post on Instagram Taco Tuesdayyy 🌮🌮 . Visit @abcfoodtours to message us any community centers, schools, hospitals, or shelters that we can direct supplies for students as well as those on the front line across the country 🙌🏽 . Feed | Educate | GivebackA post shared by Matt James (@mattjames919) on Mar 31, 2020 at 4:05pm PDTMatt James didn’t win over Clare CrawleyGiven that James is on “The Bachelor,” it’s a guarantee that he won’t be the winner of Crawley’s unfinished “Bachelorette” season. There already is evidence that he wasn’t a match for the 38-year-old.Crawley indirectly called out James on Twitter for being on the show only to make himself famous vs. being a legitimate suitor for her.”If you are doing interviews and creating Cameo accounts before you are even on my season… you are in it for the wrong reasons… #dontwasteyourtime,” she wrote. Wake ’N Shake (@wfuwakenshake) has become the largest philanthropy event on @wfuniversity campus . Brian Piccolo not only left a lasting mark on Wake Forest, the football team, and the NFL, but his legacy lives on through the amazing work the fund is now doing in his honor . I dance to find a cure for cancer, why do you dance? . https://www.wakenshake.com/dancers/767 . 🎬: @brownbearvisualsA post shared by Matt James (@mattjames919) on Mar 3, 2020 at 3:30pm PSTMatt James lives with and runs a charity with Tyler CameronJames, by trade, is a commercial real estate associate with CBRE based in New York. He became a budding “Bachelorette” contestant because of his close association and friendship with Cameron, also his roommate in the city. Together, James and Cameron also co-founded the non-profit ABC Food Tours in May 2018. According to James’ LinkedIn page, this is the charity’s mission:”ABC Food Tours is a food touring company that leads students on both food/fitness tours through NYC stopping at restaurants native to the area to taste their signature dishes and learn about their history. We partner with schools to provide tours for students that are directly affected by homelessness at no cost to them.” “The Bachelor” finally has its first-ever black lead for Season 25. Matt James, one of the suitors of Clare Crawley during the current, incomplete 16th season of “The Bachelorette,” will be the latest man looking for long-term love on ABC’s popular long-running reality series.James will have his episodes air in 2021, assuming the coronavirus pandemic won’t shut down production, like it did for Crawley’s season. The producers saw enough of James to like him to star in the next edition of the show and also felt it was the right time to respond to call for more diversity in casting “The Bachelor.” In a campaign fueled by Rachel Lindsay, who was the first black woman to become a “Bachelorette” for Season 13 in 2017, and further backed by an ardent fans’ petition, ABC listened and followed through by promoting James.”We know we have a responsibility to make sure the love stories we’re seeing onscreen are representative of the world we live in, and we are proudly in service to our audience,” the network said in a statement. “This is just the beginning, and we will continue to take action with regard to diversity issues on this franchise. We feel so privileged to have Matt as our first Black Bachelor and we cannot wait to embark on this journey with him.”While James, 28, waits his turn to hand out roses, here are the facts you need to know about him:Matt James played college football at Wake Forest James, a native of North Carolina, was a talented wide receiver for the Demon Deacons. After not playing much his first three seasons, he caught 40 passes for 401 yards as a senior in 2014. One of his teammates and good friends was backup quarterback Tyler Cameron, who was the runner-up on Season 15 of “The Bachelorette” starring Hannah Brown.James also had a brief stay in the NFL. He was invited to the Carolina Panthers’ rookie minicamp in 2015, but he failed the make the roster of a team that was headed to win the NFC and play in Super Bowl 50. He also spent some time with another NFC South team, the New Orleans Saints, after the Panthers cut.There was a strong fallback for James, as he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from one of the nation’s most revered academic universities. View this post on Instagramlast_img read more

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Falcons perched atop the SCC

first_imgOn Friday, the Cerritos College baseball team didn’t waste any time climbing to the top of the South Coast Conference standings. Freshman Jerry Pena went 3 for 6 with two runs scored and sophomore Jose Serrano went 2 for 6 with two RBI and two runs scored as the Falcons went on the road and defeated L.A. City 13-4 in their conference opener. UCLA 11, Long Beach State 0 Krista Colburn went 2 for 3 with three RBI and two runs scored and Lisa Dodd, Megan Langenfeld and Jaisa Creps each had two RBI to lead the Bruins past the visiting 49ers at the Stacy Wineberg Memorial Tournament. UCLA (12-5), which entered the game ranked 12th in the nation, got an excellent pitching performance from Anjelica Selden, who allowed just one hit while striking out seven. Panita Thanatharn had the only hit of the game for Long Beach State, which fell to 4-12 with the loss. Later in the day, the Bruins played again but this time, they fell to Illinois State 2-1. Freshman right-hander John Ortega started and went eight strong innings, striking out six to earn his fourth victory over the season for Cerritos (13-4, 1-0). Softball center_img Cypress 9, Saddleback 2 Sabrina Hernandez, Christina Gonzales and Brooks Pefley each drove in two runs and Alyssa Gutierrez pitched four scoreless innings to earn the win as the Chargers (15-3, 5-1) defeated the visiting Roadrunners (6-9, 2-5) in an Orange Empire Conference game. Cypress scored five runs in the third inning to break open the game. Women’s basketball Cal State Dominguez Hills 59, San Francisco State 50 Brigayle Iglehart scored 15 points and Alana Bailey had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Toros to a CCAA victory at home. Jessica Liang also scored 11 points for Cal State Dominguez Hills, which outscored San Francisco State 38-29 to pull away. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more