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first_imgIvery Dwight Clifton, a former senior administrator and professor emeritus of agricultural economics at the University of Georgia, died Jan. 1, 2020. He was 76.During his 27 years at UGA, Clifton served the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences as a professor, department head and division chair of agricultural economics, interim dean and coordinator, and senior associate dean. He also served at the university level as associate vice president for academic affairs. Upon his retirement in 2003, Clifton was granted professor emeritus status in agricultural economics.“Dr. Clifton provided extraordinary leadership and service in many important roles at the University of Georgia,” said President Jere W. Morehead. “He will forever be remembered for his valuable contributions.”Clifton, a native Georgian, was the first African American to serve at the dean level at UGA, holding the position of interim dean and coordinator from 1994 to 1995 in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. During his time as interim dean, he emphasized the value and need for strategic planning and for diversity among the college’s faculty and clients.He supported the Young Scholars Program, which took flight under the enthusiastic, insightful leadership of his wife, Pat. Last year, the program celebrated 30 years of successfully attracting minority students to the college and to agricultural science careers.“Dr. Ivery Clifton was a true professional, a strong supporter of fairness, a respected academician, and a person of strong character who worked every day to support and help everyone,” said Gale Buchanan, former undersecretary of research, education and economics in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who followed Clifton as dean of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.The two administrators faced a period of monumental budget reductions and complete restructuring of the college, agricultural experiment stations and Cooperative Extension. They faced that challenge together.“It was his strong commitment to creating a sense of unity and his vision for the future that led me to ask him to stay in CAES administration as senior associate dean when I became dean,” Buchanan said. “I could not have been successful in the tasks at hand in those days without him. He was a good friend.”Clifton’s career was rooted in the fields of agricultural economics and university administration. He served in various positions spanning the USDA Economic Research Service and UGA.He joined UGA’s department of agricultural economics in 1976 as an assistant professor after receiving his doctorate from the University of Illinois. He went on to earn a certificate in higher education management from the Harvard Business School Executive Education program in 1982.Prior to his UGA career, Clifton earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Tuskegee University and spent six years with the USDA Economic Research Service. He was a Vietnam War veteran of the U.S. Army and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army Reserves after 27 years of service.“Ivery Clifton was a patriot and a dedicated educator who committed 30 years of his life to making a brighter future for this university, this college and the students who were fortunate enough to have a seat in his classroom,” said Sam Pardue, dean and director of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “We will miss his wise counsel and support, but his legacy will remain evident in this college for generations to come.”last_img read more

first_img July 1, 2002 Managing Editor Regular News Court gathers to celebrate Harding’s retirement Court gathers to celebrate Harding’s retirement Mark D. Killian Managing Editor For a man marking his retirement, Justice Major Harding sure got a lot of job offers.Gov. Jeb Bush told him the state needs more guardians ad litem, and 11th Circuit Chief Judge Joe Farina extended an open invitation for Harding to sit as a senior judge in Dade County. But the only court in Harding’s immediate future is the tennis court.An overflow crowd of friends, colleagues, and well-wishers packed the Supreme Court chambers June 7 to say goodbye to Harding, who has served on the high court for 11 years and 34 total years on the bench. Harding will step down from the court August 31, even though his term doesn’t end until 2005.“I have deep admiration and respect for the decency and integrity of Major Harding,” said Gov. Bush, who, like many in the courtroom that day, sported a bow tie, a Harding trademark.The governor praised Harding’s commitment to public service and said he did so so with purpose, compassion, and decency.“I have indeed been gifted with a privileged life,” Harding told the assemblage, “I have met presidents, I have been with governors, chief justices, justices, and other distinguished people from shore-to-shore, but no privilege has ever been as great as being able to share these years with [Jane, his wife for 44 years].”Justice Leander Shaw, who was sworn-in to the Bar along with Harding at a 1960 Supreme Court ceremony, recalled a story when he appeared before then Circuit Judge Harding when he was a trial lawyer in Jacksonville.Shaw said he represented the father in a custody hearing, and when Harding announced his decision awarding custody to Shaw’s client, the client told Shaw to immediately get the child.“So I proceeded to march over and retrieved the infant from his mother’s arms,” Shaw said. “She politely handed him to me, reached into her purse and pulled out the biggest handgun I’d ever seen in my life. As Major tells it. . . I unceremoniously fled the scene, left the court in a state of pandemonium and thereby seriously eroded the respect and dignity due the courts of law. And but for his understanding and forgiving nature, I should have been disciplined.“The truth of the matter is I looked up to the bench for some guidance and direction and there was no judge. So as a good trial lawyer, I naturally assumed the court had been prematurely adjourned and since there was no compelling reason to stick around, departed, under the circumstances, with a reasonable amount of dignity.”More seriously, Shaw said Justice Harding’s role on the court has been one of leadership and dedication.“Equally at ease showing visitors around the court, discussing the fine points of the court’s budget with the legislature or explaining Florida’s court system to a high school class, he has been an inspiration to those of us who have served on the court with him,” Shaw said.Outgoing Bar President Terry Russell expressed the Bar’s appreciation for Harding’s service during his “long and distinguished career” and said the justice had earned his place in Florida history “and we are all the better for it.”“The lawyers of Florida have always taken great comfort in knowing that you have been here carrying on our judicial responsibilities of fairness and dignity and justice for all,” Russell said. “You should know we will all miss you and your enlightened leadership.”Howard Coker, who served a Bar president when Harding was chief justice, brought adjurations from the Jacksonville legal community.“You have always been a model for lawyers to emulate as they began their service on the court in our hometown,” Coker said, noting Harding always “made people feel they were welcome before the court.”Miami lawyer Edith Osman, who also served as a Bar president during Harding’s term as chief, said Harding understood the issues important to women lawyers and always worked to advance the role of women in the Bar.“This was much better than dinner at Shoney’s and the gold watch I thought I was going to get,” Harding said.last_img read more

first_imgThe home at 117 Osborne Drive, BurpengaryTHIS five-bedroom home is on a private acreage block in Burpengary. The property, which is at 117 Osbourne Drive, has been well maintained and backs on to a nature reserve. Owner Lyn Patterson said the home was close to everything while still being in a quiet neighbourhood that would never be built out.“We’ve got the wildlife reserve at the back so we get the kookaburras on the property and plenty of other birds,” she said. The home has four bedrooms with built in wardrobes and there is an ensuite to the main bedroom. The home is on a private, landscaped block.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019There is also a study that could be used as fifth bedroom. The new kitchen has stainless steel appliances, subway tiles and white cabinetry while the dining room and living room both have tiled floors and sliding doors that open to a covered entertainment area. The airconditioned sunken lounge has near-new carpet and access to the entertainment area. The home has been repainted inside and out and the roof has been resprayed. The big kitchen has been updated.Outside, the fully fenced property has been landscaped and features a fully powered 6x9m shed, a water tank, grey water system and a garden shed.Marketing agent Raimo Lavia, of Raine & Horne North Lakes, said the home was in a sought-after acreage pocket in the Burpengary-Narangba area. It is minutes from the Bruce Highway and both the Narangba and Burpengary train stations. Local schools and several shopping centres are within a 10-minute drive of the property. Ms Patterson said she was selling to downsize but would miss having so much space. “I’ll also miss the neighbours because everyone is so friendly,” she said.last_img read more

first_imgMore than 90% of respondents to Feri’s annual survey on investment trends – which canvassed nearly 70 asset managers in Germany in the autumn of 2014 – believe equities will fare ‘well’ or ‘very well’ this year. Similar to the results of other Feri surveys in recent years, just over half of respondents had a similarly positive outlook for bonds.Asset managers’ sentiment towards real estate, however, worsened, with just 75% of respondents seeing good opportunities for selling investments in the asset class this year, compared with more than 90% last year.For 2015, respondents to Feri’s survey pointed to the growing potential of emerging markets – both in equities and fixed income. Investor optimism for emerging-market bonds increased by 50% year on year, while positive views on emerging market and Asia ex Japan equities increased by 16% and 18%, respectively.Respondents were shown to be increasingly wary of German equities and US bonds, while they remain pessimistic about European bonds, particularly investment-grade bonds, Feri said.Christian Michel, who heads the funds team at Feri EuroRating, said the recent widening of spreads in Europe’s peripheral countries would not be a major driver for returns due to “ongoing uncertainties”.He said the expectations expressed in Feri’s survey were “most likely” to remain unchanged, even after taking into account the ECB’s recent quantitative easing announcement.last_img read more

first_imgBecause Sanoma is also active in Belgium, the working group – assisted by consultancy Focus Orange – will also assess whether a cross-border pension plan would improve its participants’ pension prospects.Several companies have opted recently to relocate their Dutch pension funds to Belgium.The third possible alternative would be to place pension rights with an insurer, which, unlike with an APF, would rule out rights cuts. The working group concluded, however, that transferring all pensions to an insurer would be too costly and limit the potential for indexation.It said it was aiming to complete its survey in the second quarter, and that it wanted to consult market players such as insurers during the next phase of its investigation.The scheme’s board said it wanted to make a final choice this autumn, so as to be able to switch to new arrangements quickly – possibly as soon as next year.Since January, Sanoma’s employees have been accruing their pension in a collective defined contribution plan with the €21.5bn Pensioenfonds PGB. The €600m Dutch pension fund of publishing company Sanoma is considering joining an APF general pension vehicle, relocating to Belgium or exploring other possible options for workers and pensioners.On its website, the pension fund, closed to new entrants on 1 January, said a working group would look further into the three remaining options.The scheme’s board said it did not intend to establish its own APF, preferring to join an existing one, either in a separated compartment or in a section combine with other schemes with a similar asset mix, risk attitude or indexation target.Joining an APF, however, would be likely to reduce costs, it said, while the scheme’s assets would be ring-fenced.last_img read more

first_imgMailOnline 18 January 2015A Christian magistrate has been disciplined by a Tory Cabinet Minister for expressing the belief that children should be raised by both a mother and a father.  Richard Page told colleagues behind closed doors during an adoption case that he thought it would be better for a child to be brought up in a traditional family rather than by a gay couple.He was shocked a week later when he found he had been reported to the judges’ watchdog for alleged prejudice, and was suspended from sitting on family court cases.Mr Page, an experienced NHS manager, has now been found guilty of serious misconduct by Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling – who previously spoke in support of a Christian couple who turned away a gay couple from their B&B.He has also been ordered to go on an equality course before he is allowed back in the courtroom.The married 68-year-old was told he had broken the oath sworn by all Justices of the Peace (JPs) as well as Labour’s controversial Equality Act, by being guided by his religious views and discriminating against the same-sex adoptive parents.Last night, critics said the case was another example of how people who hold traditional Christian views feel they have no freedom of speech and find it difficult to hold public office in modern Britain.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2914951/Suspended-sent-equality-training-Christian-magistrate-said-Adopted-child-needs-mum-dad-not-gay-parents.html?utm_source=Christian+Concern&utm_campaign=a9d350bc0e-BN-2015-01-19-RP&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9e164371ca-a9d350bc0e-127299873last_img read more

first_imgFlamboyant Chelsea boss Jose Morinhio has done it again, this time beating his bitter rival Arsenal manager Arsen Wenger to the choice of the ideal manager among footballers playing the English premier league.Arsen Wenger has not been the best at wining trophies for the last so many seasons but also failed to beat Morinhio in a poll that was conducted among mor than 100 players of the English premier league.48% of those quizzed seem to prefer Morinhio also known as the ‘Special one’ as their ideal manager.The poll was conducted by ‘FourFourTwo.’Mourinho celebrated his seventh trophy success as Chelsea manager on Sunday as the Blues beat Tottenham Hotspur in the League Cup final, adding to his two Champions League crowns and league title triumphs in Portugal, Italy and Spain.Of the more than 100  players polled, 31% voted for Bayern Munich boss Guardiola, ahead of Arsene Wenger, Sam Allardyce and Jurgen Klopp.Well what say you? Who is your ideal manager in the premier league?last_img read more

first_img Share LocalNews Police investigating the death of seventy year old, drug bust incident at Tan Tan and recent robberies by: – October 27, 2011 Police Public Relations Officer Sergeant Kenth MatthewPublic Relations Officer of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force Sergeant Kenth Matthew has confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that an investigation is being conducted to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the death of a seventy year old man of Fond Cole.Michael Joseph, an employee of Redi-Mix Concrete Ltd, was apparently ran over by a forklift while performing his duties at work yesterday.“Michael Joseph, a seventy year old male of Fond Cole, Housing Scheme and the security guard at the concrete firm of Redi-Mix Concrete was pronounced dead at the Princess Margaret Hospital on Wednesday 26th October, 2011 in the evening after he was run over by a forklift owned by the same firm as it was being driven by another employee Kennan Jno Baptiste a twenty-one year old male of Belles The incident occurred on the firm’s premises at Fond Cole around 4pm that same day. The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.”Sergeant Matthew further reported on a drug bust incident which occurred on Monday 24th October, 2011 in the northern village of Tan Tan in which a resident of Vieille Case and Grand Bay were arrested.“One man of Vieille Case and another of Grand Bay were arrested and are in police custody as a result of the police seizure at Tan Tan of 253 pounds of cured marijuana and one kilogram of cocaine with an approximate total street value of $273, 000.00. This incident occurred at about 10:00pm on Monday 24th October, 2011”The police have also made some headway into the investigation of two recent robberies which occurred on the island last week.Sergeant Matthew told Dominica Vibes News that four men are in police custody assisting them with investigations into the robberies at McMillan’s Filling Station on Castle Street in Roseau as well as the Wade Filling Station robbery in Portsmouth. “Four men are in custody and are assisting us with investigations into the recent robberies that occurred on the island. Three of them are apparently linked to the robbery at McMillan’s Filling Station and the other one is linked to the Portsmouth incident”.According to Sergeant Matthew, “we are following up leads on the others but the leads have not materialized into nothing concrete”.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! 28 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

first_imgBefore I get into today’s topic, I would like to add a clarification to an article I ran last week.  In the conference football championships, the scenario I was trying to report that one team could win a championship in their division and wind up with an overall 2-5 conference schedule (I think I said a 1-win team), almost came to pass this year in the EIAC 4A Division.  Back to today’s article.  I remember back when the teams would be fed after most athletic events.  You would either have a sit down meal or you would stop at a local restaurant and have an allotted amount of money that you could spend.  Being the 1950’s, the fast food restaurants were rare, so it was usually a local establishment that got the business.  Typically, we would get $2 to spend.  As you stop laughing, you need to remember that hamburgers, pop, and pie all cost 25cents.  You could have 3 items and not even spend half of your money.  Today, unless you go to McDonald’s and order their $1 specials, that same hamburger will cost well over the $2 limit we had.  Pop is refilled, but it would also have taken up the $2.  A piece of pie would cost $3 in a regular restaurant–somewhat cheaper at the fast food.  Needless t0 say, in order for teams to be fed today, local restaurants have to donate all or part of the meal.  If you stop somewhere after an away event, the athletes usually have to pay their own way.  In fact, in most schools they even have to pay for their transportation.  Let’s go back to the 50’s!last_img read more

first_imgManchester United youngster Mason Greenwood will be concerned about his place in the team for their upcoming Premier League game. The Red Devils get their season underway against Crystal Palace at home on Saturday. United have been training as a team this week, and Greenwood is also involved. But he recently got sent home from England duty for breaching COVID-19 rules and was given a stern talking-to by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Advertisement read also:Greenwood set for second crunch summit with Man Utd boss in 24hrs And The Sun claims that it is unclear if the 18-year-old will be involved against Palace. Solskjaer was not impressed with Greenwood’s behaviour, and told him that he expects better from the teenager. Whether Greenwood plays will depend on how much he can impress his boss in training before the game. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisThe 9 Best Robots In Movie History2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more