New trustees join UVM board

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first_imgUniversity of Vermont,The University of Vermont has announced that three new legislative trustees, a gubernatorial appointee, and a new student trustee are joining its board of trustees. The new legislative trustees, elected by the Vermont General Assembly to six-year terms, are Carolyn Branagan, Christopher Bray, and David Potter. Governor Douglas has appointed Mark Young, who previously served as a legislative trustee from 2002-2007, to a six-year term. The new student trustee, Adam Roof, was selected to serve a two-year term by the Associate Directors for the Appointment of The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Student Trustees, Inc.Leaving the board are legislative trustees Edwin Amidon, James Leddy, and Martha Heath, gubernatorial appointed trustee Robert Young, and student trustee Beth Rice.All of the new trustees will participate in the board meeting scheduled for May 14 through 16.Branagan, a Republican from Georgia, has served in the Vermont House of Representatives since 2003. She was the House Education Committee clerk from 2003 to 2004 and is the House Ways and Means Committee ranking member in 2009/10. She is the Franklin County Republican Committee chair and is a member of the Governor’s Commission on International Education. She has also served as co-chair of the Vermont Legislative Women’s Caucus, chair of the Georgia School Board; member of the coordinating council of Vermont Interactive Television; and trustee and chair of the Vermont Maple Festival. She received B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from UVM.Bray, a Democrat from New Haven, has served in the Vermont House of Representatives since 2007. Formerly he taught at UVM for four years in the English department and founded Common Grounds Communications, which provides writing, editing, design and production services to a variety of clients and publishing houses. He is clerk of the House Agricultural Committee ; secretary of the Vermont Milk Commission; chair of the Rural Economic Development Working Group.; and member of the Vermont Forestry Commission and the Economic Development Committee of the Governor’s Dairy Task Force. He received a B.A degree from UVM in Zoology and an M.A. in English. He also graduated from UVM’s Snelling Center for Government.Potter, a Democrat from Clarendon, has served in the Vermont House of Representatives since 2005. Potter taught at Rutland High School for 31 years before retiring and was on active duty in the Air Force for 10 years. He is a member or affiliate of the West Rutland Rotary; the Rutland County Audubon Society; the Vermont Federation of Sportsman Clubs; the Rutland Regional Transportation Council; the Vermont Workforce Development Council; the Clarendon Selectboard; the Clarendon Planning Commission; the National Guard Association of the U.S.; the Vermont Sugarmakers Association; and the Vermont Woodland Association. In 2008 he was named Vermont Tree Farmer of the Year. He is a retired member of the Vermont Air National Guard, SQ Commander, Lt. Col.Young, of Orwell, is president and CEO of the First National Bank of Orwell. He currently serves as the Town of Orwell treasurer and trustee of Public Funds. He is a board member of Union Mutual of Vermont Companies and the Vermont Center for the Book and is a member of the Vermont Economic Progress Council. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1993-2006. He is a past chair of the executive committee of the Vermont Bankers Association and received the Vermont Bankers Association Outstanding Community Service Banker Award in 2001.Roof, of South Walpole, Mass., is currently enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Political Science and English. He serves on the Peer Judicial Board in the Harris/Millis residential complex, and is a member of the Dean of Students Advisory Board and the Men’s Club Hockey Team.last_img read more

Mybet.Africa: Huge odds on Thomas Partey to score against Valladolid

Posted on August 27, 2020Categories cohtoypcTags , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Mybet.Africa: Huge odds on Thomas Partey to score against Valladolid

first_imgGhana international Thomas Partey is gradually becoming an irreplaceable player in Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid set up and has been tipped by mybet.africa to score this weekend in Spanish top-flight. The sportsbook giant, mybet.africa is offering a huge odds of 9.00 on Partey to score and Atletico to win their La Liga clash against Real Valladolid on Sunday. The 26-year-od has started the last three games but has featured in eight matches this season and scored two goals.  Most sports pundits believe Partey has established himself as a midfield general in the Atleti team, having scored a classic away goal in last Tuesday’s Champions League match against Lokomotiv Moscow in Russia. Atletico Madrid are third with fourteen points, a point behind the league leader,s Real Madrid, whom they drew 0-0 with last weekend.  Atleti’s opponent for this weekend, Real Valladolid have made a decent start to the season and hold an impressive record of not losing at home. The two teams have managed the same number of goals –  seven scores apiece. Mybet.africa believe Partey can propel his teammates to break the jinx against Real Valladolid at home and basket all three points?Special odds – 9.00 http://bit.ly/2oxSK4g Credit: www.mybet.africalast_img read more

Cody Thomas homers twice in the same inning as Dodgers sweep split-squad games

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first_imgUP NEXT: Rangers (RHP Corey Kluber) at Dodgers (LHP Victor Gonzalez), Sunday, noon PT, Camelback Ranch, SportsNet LARelated Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start THE GAMES: In a pair of split-squad games, the Dodgers pounded the Colorado Rockies 14-2 at Salt River Fields and beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 at Camelback Ranch on Saturday afternoon.PITCHING REPORT: Seven Dodgers pitchers held the Rockies to just four hits at Salt River Fields. Walker Buehler made his first start of the spring and retired all six batters he faced in two innings. He struck out Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon in the first inning. … Joe Kelly gave up a hit in his scoreless inning against the Rockies and Brusdar Graterol retired the side in order in his first inning of the spring. … At home against the Diamondbacks, Ross Stripling pitched two scoreless innings. … Scott Alexander and Caleb Ferguson each pitched hitless innings.HITTING REPORT: Cody Thomas hit two home runs in the same inning, a marathon top of the fifth against the Rockies. The Dodgers sent 15 batters to the plate, hit three home runs – two by Thomas – and scored 11 runs in the inning. Thomas has four home runs and eight RBI in 13 at-bats this spring. … Zach Reks and Austin Barnes also hit home runs against the Rockies and former first-round pick Jeren Kendall had a two-run triple. … Luke Raley had a home run in the game against the Diamondbacks. … Gavin Lux was 2 for 3 with an RBI triple. … Justin Turner was 2 for 3 with a two-run single. … Terrance Gore had two singles, stole two bases and scored twice. … Former Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson homered for the Diamondbacks.THOMAS TALK: “You hear nothing but good things about him,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “He’s really just scratching the surface on becoming a full-time baseball player. A football-player-turned-baseball-player, the toughness he has and obviously the body plays, the skill set. He needs to continue to grow as a player and that’s what he’s doing.” Thomas played quarterback at Oklahoma before the Dodgers drafted him in the 13th round of the 2016 draft. He hit 23 home runs at Double-A Tulsa last year. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

U.S. Carries Out 1st Federal Execution In Nearly Two Decades

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first_imgTERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. government on Tuesday carried out the first federal execution in almost two decades, putting to death a man who killed an Arkansas family in a 1990s in a plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest. The execution came over the objection of the victims’ family.Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, of Yukon, Oklahoma, died by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.“I didn’t do it,” Lee said just before he was executed. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I’m not a murderer. … You’re killing an innocent man.”The decision to move forward with the execution — the first by the Bureau of Prisons since 2003 — drew scrutiny from civil rights groups and the relatives of Lee’s victims, who had sued to try to halt it, citing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.Critics argued that the government was creating an unnecessary and manufactured urgency for political gain.“The government has been trying to plow forward with these executions despite many unanswered questions about the legality of its new execution protocol,” said Shawn Nolan, one of the attorneys for the men facing federal execution.The developments are likely to add a new front to the national conversation about criminal justice reform in the lead-up to the 2020 elections.The execution of Lee, who was pronounced dead at 8:07 a.m. EDT, went off after a series of legal volleys that ended when the Supreme Court stepped in early Tuesday in a 5-4 ruling and allowed it to move forward.Attorney General William Barr has said the Justice Department has a duty to carry out the sentences imposed by the courts, including the death penalty, and to bring a sense of closure to the victims and those in the communities where the killings happened.But relatives of those killed by Lee in 1996 strongly opposed that idea and long argued that Lee deserved a sentence of life in prison. They wanted to be present to counter any contention that the execution was being done on their behalf.“For us it is a matter of being there and saying, `This is not being done in our name; we do not want this,’” relative Monica Veillette said.They noted that Lee’s co-defendant and the reputed ringleader, Chevie Kehoe, received a life sentence.Kehoe, of Colville, Washington, recruited Lee in 1995 to join his white supremacist organization, known as the Aryan Peoples’ Republic. Two years later, they were arrested for the killings of gun dealer William Mueller, his wife, Nancy, and her 8-year-old daughter, Sarah Powell, in Tilly, Arkansas, about 75 miles (120 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock.At their 1999 trial, prosecutors said Kehoe and Lee stole guns and $50,000 in cash from the Muellers as part of their plan to establish a whites-only nation.Prosecutors said Lee and Kehoe incapacitated the Muellers and questioned Sarah about where they could find money and ammunition. Then, they used stun guns on the victims, sealed trash bags with duct tape on their heads to suffocate them, taped rocks to their bodies and dumped them in a nearby bayou.A U.S. District Court judge put a hold on Lee’s execution on Monday, over concerns from death row inmates on how executions were to be carried out, and an appeals court upheld it, but the high court overturned it. That delay came after an appeals court on Sunday overturned a hold that had been put in place last week after the victims’ relatives argued they would be put at high risk for the coronavirus if they had to travel to attend the execution.Two other federal executions are scheduled for later this week, though one is on hold in a separate legal claim.There have been two state executions in the U.S. since the pandemic forced shutdowns nationwide in mid-March — one in Texas and one in Missouri, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. Alabama carried out one in early March.Executions on the federal level have been rare, and the government has put to death only three defendants since restoring the federal death penalty in 1988 — most recently in 2003, when Louis Jones was executed for the 1995 kidnapping, rape and murder of a young female soldier.Though there hadn’t been a federal execution since 2003, the Justice Department has continued to approve death penalty prosecutions and federal courts have sentenced defendants to death.In 2014, following a botched state execution in Oklahoma, President Barack Obama directed the Justice Department to conduct a broad review of capital punishment and issues surrounding lethal injection drugs.The attorney general said last July that the Obama-era review had been completed, clearing the way for executions to resume. He approved a new procedure for lethal injections that replaces the three-drug combination previously used in federal executions with one drug, pentobarbital. This is similar to the procedure used in several states, including Georgia, Missouri and Texas, but not all.Numbers of state executions have fallen steadily since the last federal execution, according to data compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center. States put to death 59 people in 2004 and 22 in 2019, nine of which were in Texas.last_img