Prof to Head AAFCS

first_imgBower, who also is a human development specialist with the UGA Cooperative Extension Service and interim chair of the CFD department, has spent nearly 30 years with the university. Among his many awards, he was named the 2003 Walter Barnard Hill Distinguished Public Service and Outreach Fellow, the highest award offered in Public Service and Outreach.Bower, who is certified in family and consumer sciences by AAFCS, has been involved with the national organization for many years. He served as vice president for planning from 2002-2004, has chaired the AAFCS nominating committee, the resolutions committee, and served as president of the Georgia affiliate several years ago.“Dr. Bower will make an excellent president of AAFCS,” according to FACS Dean Sharon Y. Nickols, who served in the position from July 2002-July 2003. “His long-time involvement with AAFCS reflects his commitment to ensuring that family and consumer sciences maintains its vitality at all levels.”Throughout his career, Bower has developed a variety of programs designed to address the needs of children and families. For example, in the late 1970s he approached the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety with a plan to educate Georgians about the importance of safety seats and how to install them correctly. The program has dramatically reduced the trauma from car crashes, the leading killer of children. In addition, the program has grown into the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute, which has an annual budget of nearly $1 million and provides training and education throughout Georgia on a variety of safety programs, including the importance of seatbelts and a new program to help parents and teens learn what they need to do during the 40 hours of supervised driving time required by Georgia law. Bower earned his undergraduate degree in family sociology from Denison University in 1974, his master’s in child and family development from the University of Arizona in 1975, and his doctorate in public administration from UGA in 1989. He is certified as a family life educator by the National Council on Family Relations.“I’m looking forward to my term as president of AAFCS,” Bower said. “This is an organization that touches lives in so many ways. Whether it’s the researcher exploring child development, the FACS county Extension Service agent providing programs on home buying, or the high school teacher introducing students to the practical aspects of nutrition, AAFCS provides the essential support for all of our professionals to help families apply research to improve their lives.”The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is the only national forum where K-12 teachers, university educators and corporate managers collaborate to improve the quality of individual, family and community life. AAFCS has more than 10,000 members.last_img read more

VW boss: ‘We have no forced labour’

first_imgVolkswagen has defended its decision to continue operating a car plant in Xinjiang, a Chinese region mired in allegations of large-scale human rights abuses by the state.Evidence that hundreds of thousands of Uighurs and other minorities are being detained in camps, or used as forced labour in factories, has led some multinational companies to cut ties with the region, despite China’s insistence that the claims are untrue.- Advertisement – The BBC’s John Sudworth spoke to VW’s CEO Stephan Wollenstein, who said they do “not have forced labour” at their factory in Uruqmi.Read more: – Advertisement – China Muslims: Volkswagen says ‘no forced labour’ at Xinjiang plantcenter_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Belt and braces

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Lady Mariners Split with Lyndon State

first_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admin State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014center_img Bio The Lady Mariners ended their season on a good note taking the second game of a double header on Sunday beating Lyndon State College 10-1 after losing the first game 12-3 in North Atlantic Conference action. MMA ends their season at 4-20 while Lyndon finished their regular season at 8-18.In game one, Lyndon State exploded for seven runs in the third inning, and proceeded to cruise to the 12-3 victory over the Lady Mariners. Pitcher Sara Fetterhoff (Jay, ME) kept the MMA batters off balance collecting nine strikeouts over six frames.Nicole Poland (Damariscotta, ME) collected two hits and an RBI for MMA while Dana Houghton (Lee, ME) led the team with two RBI’s. Mallery Stanley (Standish, ME) took the loss for MMA giving up 17 hits over her six innings of work.In the second game, MMA jumped on Hornets pitcher Theresa Danforth (Corinth, VT) for six hits and five runs with the first seven batters taking a commanding 5-1 lead after the first inning of play. Danforth didn’t retire an MMA batter and was replaced by Fetterhoff who finished the game. Ashley Hunt (Waldoboro, ME) led the offensive attack with two hits and four RBI’s in the 10-1 win.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMMA collected 15 hits, getting three from Megan Russell (Peru, ME) and Mallery Stanley. Kayla Higgins (Sullivan, ME) went 2 for 2 with two RBI’s and two runs scored in the win. Stanley got the win, throwing just 64 pitches over five innings of work, surrendering five hits and three walks. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by admin (see all)last_img read more

German World Cup Winner, Schweinsteiger, Retires Aged 35

first_imgFormer Germany, Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has retired.The 35-year-old announced his decision two days after the end of the Major League Soccer season. His club, Chicago Fire, finished 17th.“The time has now come,” he said. “To the fans, you made this unbelievable time possible for me.” Schweinsteiger won the 2014 World Cup with Germany, as well as eight Bundesliga titles with Bayern.In total, he gained 121 caps for Germany between 2004 and 2016.The midfielder played 500 times for Bayern before joining Manchester United for £14.4m in 2015 but failed to adapt to the Premier League, making 13 league starts in two years.He was made to train with the under-23s at Old Trafford by then manager Jose Mourinho – who later said he regretted his decision.Schweinsteiger was allowed to join Chicago Fire on a free transfer in March 2017 and scored on his debut. Fire finished third in his first season to reach the play-offs but have struggled since.“Basti has meant so much to our club,” said Chicago Fire chairman Joe Mansueto. “It was an absolute pleasure to watch him play.“His soccer IQ is so elite, you can see that he’s three steps ahead at every turn. He’s a leader, a great team-mate and a generational player who put Chicago Fire on the world map. I’d like to say, on behalf of the club: Danke, Basti.”Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said “the doors at Bayern are always open” to their former player.“A great career is coming to an end. Basti has won everything there is to win in world football,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

CAF Confederation Cup: Rangers Optimistic of Second Round Ticket

first_imgThe management, coaches and players of Rangers International have vowed to ensure that the team picks the ticket for the second round of the 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup after the second leg, first round clash with visiting Algerian cup champions, USM Bel Abbes on Sunday.In a release from the Head, Media/Publicity department of the ‘Flying Antelopes’, Norbert Okolie, said the players are at their peak to make the club victorious. “The coaches and players are doing all they can to ensure that victory is achieved and get the ticket for the next round of the competition. Since the team’ returned from Algeria, the coaches have been working on the team with the hope of producing a perfect team to fly the colors of the club on Sunday,” Okolie said.The release further quoted the coach of the Enugu side as saying, “The game is still open but we have all it takes to emerge winners at the end of the day. By God’s grace and some luck, I believe that we shall overcome the USMBA challenge.”Also, Ghanaian shot-stopper of the team, Nana Bonsu, said, “We pray for the team from Algeria to arrive safely in Enugu but we hope to pick the ticket for the second round of the competition. No doubt, our performance so far in the competition can only be traced to the grace of God, team work and great motivation from our supporters.”Commenting on the upcoming encounter, General Manager of the seven-time league champions, Davidson Owumi said, “Victory is all we crave for and that is what we are prepared to get on Sunday. The first leg was very tough but we shall ensure that the return leg will be easier for us and the ticket shall be in the kitty. I call on our numerous fans to come out in their numbers to cheer us to victory on Sunday.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more