State Board of Education announces election of officers; James, Stokes retain top positions

first_imgThe State Board of Education elected officers at its March 17 meeting, the Department of Education announced today. Tom James of Essex was re-elected Board chair, and Ruth Stokes of Williston was re-elected vice-chair.James was appointed to the Board by Governor Douglas in February 2005 after filling an unexpired term. A retired IBM executive, James has served as a member of the Essex Planning Commission, the Essex Town School Board, the Essex Town Selectboard and the Essex Rotary. His State Board term will end in 2011.Stokes has been a Board member since 2005. Since 1999, she has been the Executive Director of the Vermont Student Opportunity Scholarship Fund (VTSOS). Previously, she served as a state representative for Williston and Richmond, from 1989 to 1992. In addition, Stokes was a member of the University of Vermont Board of Trustees from 1989 to 1995, serving the last two years as chair. She served as a member of her town s school board from 1975 to 1987, serving the last six years as chair. Stokes has also served on the executive board of the Vermont School Boards Association, and has taught high school science. Her State Board term will end in 2011.In addition, three new members, who were appointed by Governor Douglas to the State Board of Education earlier this month, participated in their first meeting. Judith Livingston of Manchester, John Hall of West Danville and Don Collins of Swanton filled three vacant appointments on the Board. Further information will be available in a later release.last_img read more

Liverpool draw Man City in CL quarter-finals

first_imgJurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side will host Pep Guardiola’s City at Anfield for the first leg, either on April 3 or April 4 as the sides meet for the first time in Europe.It will also be the first meeting of two English sides in the last eight of the Champions League since Chelsea played Manchester United in the 2010-2011 season.City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “We know each other very well, they are a very offensive team, the truth is it is going to be a great couple of games and we are going to see good football.”Cristiano Ronaldo and his Real teammates will be happy to be playing the second leg of their tie at their Santiago Bernabeu stadium against Juventus, whose experience proved lethal to English club Tottenham in the last 16.Bayern, aiming to win Europe’s top club crown for the sixth time, face Sevilla, the surprise slayers of Manchester United in the last round, but goalkeeper Sven Ulreich said they were relieved to avoid one of their major rivals.“There are harder draws. It’s doable, but Sevilla have shone in Europe and they have won three Europa Leagues,” Ulreich said.“So we’ll be very focused when we go over there (for the first leg) and then we’ll do the business at home.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne (left) in action during the 5-0 victory over Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on September 9, 2017NYON, Switzerland, Mar 16 – Manchester City will face Liverpool in an all-English Champions League quarter-final while Juventus have a chance to gain revenge on holders Real Madrid in a repeat of last year’s final.Surprise qualifiers Sevilla take on Bayern Munich while Barcelona were paired with AS Roma in the draw made in Nyon on Friday.last_img read more

Nyamityobora join KCCA in Super 8 semis

first_img Tags: Bul FCFUFA Super 8KCCA FCkirinya jssNyamityobora FC Nyamityobora FC now move into the semi finals of the FUFA Super 8 (file photo)Pilsner-FUFA Super 8Nyamityobora 1-0 Kirinya JSSKakyeka Stadium, MbararaTuesday, 07-08-2018Uganda Premier League (UPL) new comers, Nyamityobora FC defeated Jinja based side, Kirinya JSS to reach the semifinals of the inaugural Pilsner-FUFA 8.After a goalless first half in which both sides struggled to create goal scoring opportunities, it was substitute Ibrahim Mpangere who grabbed the headlines by scoring in the 88th minute to send the home fans into a frenzy.Mpangere had moments earlier come on for injured forward Lamech Ebong and he struck home from inside the area after good work by former Lweza FC winger John Kisakye Weasley.Like KCCA FC and Bul had done on Saturday, both teams used the game as a platform to try out their new acquisitions as they gear up for the forthcoming UPL season.Nyamityobora assembled goalkeeper Franco Oringa, hard tackling midfielder Ivan Mbowa, John Kisakye and Ibrahim Mpengere among the new recruits.Kirinya-Jinja S.S paraded new players of their own as Douglas Muganga, Isaac Isinde and midfielder Jeromy Kirya.Nyamityobora, who are coached by former Uganda Cranes winger James Odoch, thus joins Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) as the other club to make the next grade.KCCA FC defeated Bul 3-2 at the StarTimes Stadium on Saturday to book their last four slot.Nyamityobora XI:Franco Oringa (G.K), Hamis Katende, Alex Komaketch, Calvin Barni, Joseph Othieno, Ivan Mbowa, Bruhan Matovu, Charles Ssebutinde, David Kiiza, John Kisakye, Lamech Ebong (Ibrahim Mpengere).Kirinya-Jinja S.S XI:Muhammad Didi (G.K), Allan Drajua, Isma Kawawulo, Douglas Muganga, Isaac Isinde, Godfrey Akol, George Kasonko, Jeromy Kirya, Fred Amaku, Faizal Muwawu, Joel Madondo (65? Anthony Mayanja).The other Pilsner-FUFA Super 8 fixtures:-SC Villa Jogoo Vs Police FC-Ndejje University Vs OnduparakaComments last_img read more