Rennekamp to lead OSU Extension

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Roger Rennekamp, associate dean for outreach and engagement at Oregon State University, has been named the next director of Ohio State University Extension.Roger RennekampBruce A. McPheron, Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, made the announcement Tuesday (Sept. 22) at the Farm Science Review, the college’s three-day educational and trade show that attracts 130,000 people annually.Rennekamp will begin his duties Jan. 4, 2016. He replaces Keith Smith, who retired June 30 after 23 years in the position. Rennekamp will be the 12th leader of OSU Extension, overseeing nearly 700 employees and a $71 million budget. Extension is the outreach arm of the college.“Roger brings a great deal of experience at all levels of the Cooperative Extension System and is known for building collaborative relationships and partnerships,” McPheron said. “His strong background in working across disciplines will serve Ohio State and Ohio quite well. Roger’s enthusiasm and energy will help create the Extension organization of the future.”“I am honored to renew my relationship with one of the nation’s premier land-grant universities,” Rennekamp said about his return to Ohio State. “The need for Extension is as great as any time in its hundred-year history. Extension of the next century must remain true to key principles of community engagement and responsiveness while embracing approaches and technologies that will increase its reach and impact.”Before taking on his current role in Oregon State’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Rennekamp led Oregon’s 4-H Youth Development program. He served as an Extension specialist in program and staff development and as a program specialist for 4-H at the University of Kentucky. He earned his B.S. from the University of Kentucky, his M.S. from Morehead State University and his Ph.D. from Ohio State.He and his wife, Denise, have two grown children.last_img read more

Holden Wins Young Sportsperson of the Year Award

first_imgAfter taking up Touch Football only three years ago, Holden spent two years playing socially before joining La Trobe Touch in 2011. This year has seen the 18-year-old represent Victoria at the 2011 X-Blades National Youth Championships as well as being part of the Victorian Women’s Open team that competed at this month’s New South Wales State Cup in Port Macquarie. Holden said she was honoured to receive the award, which was presented to her by Victorian Minister for Sport and Recreation, the Honourable Hugh Delahunty. “Recently the President of La Trobe Touch, Charles Willacy, nominated me for Young Sportsperson of the Year. It was a Victorian Government Department of Sport and Recreation grant for $3000, and the runners up got $1000,” Holden said. “The other awards included Local Heroes, Sporting Team of the Year and Grassroots Awards.”2011 has been a big learning experience for Holden, who first represented Victoria at this year’s National Youth Championships. Holden says that while results didn’t go their way, it was a great opportunity. “We just wanted to learn as much as we could in the space of time that we had and we did. By the end of the tournament we had grown as players and a as team and we felt so much better than we did at the start of the tournament, so that’s what we got out of it.”From there Holden tried out for and was selected in the Victorian Women’s Open team to take part in the New South Wales State Cup, something that she says was very beneficial for her development as well as that of the team. “It was a really intense weekend, lots of games and lots of information to take in but it’s been really good, I feel like I have improved and it makes me so motivated for the National Touch League. Getting an idea of the pace and the speed of it and the talent up here, it makes me so motivated to go back to Victoria and step it up.”“I’m always in awe of some of the players in the other teams…just the speed and the skill level, it’s just amazing. It just makes me so motivated and inspired.”The Victorian team impressed at the State Cup, reaching the quarter finals of the Women’s Open division, giving the team plenty of belief for the future. “We’ve shown that we can actually bring it to these teams and we’re not here to make up the numbers, we are here to compete. It’s disappointing getting into the quarter final and not being able to progress but we are all really hungry to come back and go further.”The side was captained and coached by 2011 Alliance Women’s Open captain, Leah Percy, who is someone Holden looks up to and hopes to emulate in the future. “Leah is probably the most inspiring athlete that I’ve ever had the privilege of being around. She’s so encouraging and positive all the time and she’s been amazing, I’m so grateful to be under her this year,” Holden said.  “A lot of people say to me ‘you’re so lucky to be around Leah when you are so young’ because they’ve gone through coaches and are sort of 21 or 22 by the time they’ve been around a coach like that so I’m just grateful to have her around, she’s been great.”last_img read more

a month agoDawson says Watford revitalised under Sanchez Flores

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Dawson says Watford revitalised under Sanchez Floresby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCraig Dawson believes Watford are revitalised under new manager Quique Sanchez Flores.The Hornets came from two goals behind to draw with Arsenal in Sanchez Flores’ first game in charge last Sunday.”It’s obviously difficult when the manager departs,” Dawson said.”But the new manager’s come in now and had a great week on the training pitch and everybody’s working really hard – I think you could see that today, the fight, the belief, the passion was all there and hopefully we can just improve on today’s performance.”That’s modern football at the minute – as players you’ve just got to work as hard as you can for each manager. It’s a tough game coming up, but hopefully we can do well.”The manager believes we can win every single game and that’s the attitude we take into every game. It’s going to be a tough game, we know that – we’ll have to be at our best and hopefully we can be.” last_img read more

Photo: Ohio State LB Joshua Perry Had To Sit Next To A “Joker” Michigan Fan On His Flight Back From Costa Rica

first_imgOhio State's players walking onto the field.COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry doesn’t just exist domestically. It’s international. Buckeye linebacker Joshua Perry was recently traveling back to the U.S. from Costa Rica. He, unfortunately, came across a Michigan fan at the airport. Then he had to sit in the same row as the Wolverines’ supporter on the plane. It was a friendly encounter, though, it seems. This pic is a gem! We sat next to this joker on the plane back from Costa Rica lol #BucksAbroad #GoBucks!— Joshua Edward Perry (@RIP_JEP) May 21, [email protected]_JEP Don’t worry though… We gave him a fistful of peel on Block-O tattoos at the airport #PlantingFlags #BucksAbroad— Joshua Edward Perry (@RIP_JEP) May 21, 2015We’re not sure what giving a “fistful of peel on Block-O tattoos” means, but it sounds like Perry won the meeting.last_img read more

Indigenous youth visiting APTN meet with Prime Minister sit in on live

first_imgDennis WardAPTN National NewsIt’s not every day you get the chance to run into a sitting Prime Minister.But some youth associated with Winnipeg’s Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre did just that.APTN often gives tours, especially to Indigenous students. The youth from Ma Mawi knew there was a chance they’d get to see Justin Trudeau in-the-flesh. But they didn’t expect to speak with him, never mind shake his hand.In a rare turn of events, the youth were able to sit-in on APTN’s special interview with the Prime Minister.Some even got a little [email protected]last_img

Kelly on OReilly Abuse shaming of women has to stop

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Megyn Kelly took on her former Fox News Channel colleague Bill O’Reilly in blunt terms on Monday, revealing she had gone to her bosses to complain about O’Reilly’s behaviour and saying the size of a newly revealed $32 million settlement of harassment charges made by a Fox analyst was “jaw-dropping.”O’Reilly responded, in part, by posting a copy of a thank you note Kelly had sent to him for a gift given at a baby shower.The New York Times reported that O’Reilly had agreed to the $32 million deal to set aside allegations that include a nonconsensual sexual relationship with former Fox analyst Lis Wiehl, bringing to six the number of harassment settlements involving him. The deal was reached a month before O’Reilly signed a contract extension and three months before O’Reilly was fired because of publicity about the cases against him. O’Reilly has said he’s done nothing wrong.More than just an embarrassment that Fox had hoped was in its rear-view mirror, the story could have costly consequences. Fox’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, is awaiting a decision by British regulators regarding its purchase of the Sky satellite television company, and the issue of Fox News’ management is being considered.Kelly, on her NBC show Monday, refuted O’Reilly’s claims that no one had complained about him, saying Fox “was not exactly a friendly environment” for women who had stories to tell about abuse.She said she went to Fox’s leaders Bill Shine, who has since resigned, and Jack Abernethy, who is now president of Fox News Network, after her memoir was published last November with her anger about O’Reilly’s suggestion that people who complained about their treatment at Fox were disloyal. Kelly had written in her book about alleged harassment by Fox’s one-time leader Roger Ailes.“Perhaps he didn’t realize the kind of message his criticism sends to young women across the country about how men continue to view the issue of speaking out about sexual harassment,” Kelly said she wrote to her bosses.O’Reilly’s attitude of “shaming women into shutting the hell up about harassment on the grounds that it will disgrace the company” is precisely how Fox got into the mess it was in, she said.Kelly said she was told O’Reilly would be spoken to and, hours later, he said on the air that people who don’t like what is happening in the workplace should leave or go to human resources. She said it’s clearly not just Fox that handles the issue of harassment badly.“This must stop,” she said. “The abuse of women, the shaming of them, the threats, the retaliation, the silence of them after the fact — it has to stop.”O’Reilly and Kelly’s shows once ran back-to-back on Fox’s prime lineup. Now those time slots are filled by Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. O’Reilly, speaking Monday on the radio program hosted by another ex-Fox colleague, Glenn Beck, said he found Kelly’s comment incomprehensible.“I don’t know why Megyn Kelly is doing what she’s doing,” he said. “I helped her dramatically in her career.”His website posted notes penned to O’Reilly by Kelly in 2009 and 2012. In one, she thanks O’Reilly for publicizing a book written by her husband. In the other, she thanks him for the “darling body suit and snuggly” given at a baby shower. “You’ve become a dear friend (no matter what you say) and I’m grateful to have you in my life,” she wrote in the note.“If you still want to think I’m a bad guy, go ahead,” O’Reilly told Beck. He said the Times’ story about the Wiehl case was designed to get keep him out of the marketplace.“This is an attack on an American citizen, me, for political purposes,” he said. “It has done enormous damage to me and my family. It is a horror show and should never happen in this country.”On her show, Kelly said she’s still being victimized by Fox. She said Fox’s powerful public relations chief Irena Briganti is “known for her vindictiveness” and “to this day, she pushes negative articles on certain Ailes accusers, like the one you are looking at right now.”Briganti was not at work Monday. 21st Century Fox issued a statement saying Briganti was “a valued colleague and she has our full support.”Kelly also interviewed former Fox anchor Juliet Huddy on her show. Huddy, who appeared with her lawyer Doug Wigdor, also settled harassment claims against O’Reilly, and said she wrestled with the idea of signing non-disclosure agreements. The one she signed prevented Huddy from giving any details about her case against O’Reilly. She said she struggled with the concept, knowing that it would help other women who feel abused if they knew there were others out there like them.Huddy said she still isn’t working in the broadcast business after leaving Fox.last_img read more

NewsAlert Altria investing 24B in Cronos cannabis producer

first_imgThe Canadian Press Canadian cannabis producer Cronos Group says it will receive a $2.4 billion equity investment from Altria Group, one of the biggest tobacco companies in the world.The maker of Marlboro cigarettes would acquire a 45 per cent ownership stake in Cronos under the initial investment.Altria can also invest up to a further $1.4 billion to increase its ownership stake in Cronos to 55 per cent, under the arrangement.More cominglast_img

Food safety training program on March 9

first_imgFoodborne illnessReceiving and storing foodPreparing foodServing foodCleaning and sanitizingThe cost of registration is $148.50, plus tax, per person.The food safety training program is taking place this Saturday, March 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the first-floor meeting room at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.To register, you can call 250-787-8178 or online at FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John will be holding a food safety training program on March 9.This is a food handling, sanitation, and work safety course designed for food service establishment operators and front line food service workers.According to the City, this course will cover important food safety and worker safety information including:last_img

Cowboys Unleash New Weapon Kevin Ogletree Beat Giants

With all the offensive weapons the Dallas Cowboys have on their roster, it was third-year receiver Kevin Ogletree who pointed so-called America’s Team season in the right direction Monday night.Ogletree, playing close to his hometown of Queens, N.Y., emerged as a key component with eight receptions for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboy’s 24-17 victory over reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants.“A huge emphasis for us was big plays,” Ogletree said after the win at MetLife Stadium. “I don’t want the focus to be on me too much, but I am very, very humbled and appreciative of how we played today.”The victory hardly makes up for the loss to New York that determined last year’s NFC East title and sent the Giants on their way to the NFL championship. But it does get Dallas off to a strong start.Quarterback Tony Romo was outstanding, throwing for three touchdowns and 307 yards. Romo converted a key third-down pass to Ogletree to help run out the clock in the fourth quarter.Running back DeMarco Murray rushed for 129 yards against a usually stout Giants defense. On the other side of the ball, New York quarterback Eli Manning was harassed all night and sacked three times in front of 82,287, the largest crowd at MetLife Stadium for a Giants game.“We let them know where we are as a defense, and that we’ll play that way every week,” Dallas defensive lineman DeMarcus Ware said after getting two sacks to give him 101 1/2 in his eight-year career.“I’m close to home, so it’s a good feeling,” Ogletree said. “But Dallas is my home now.”The Cowboys’ big-time receivers – Miles Austin, Dez Bryant and Jason Whiten, who played despite having a lacerated spleen two weeks ago – were eclipsed by Ogletree, who gives Romo another weapon. And makes Dallas that much more dangerous. read more