IBEW Local 300 Announces Scholarship Deadline

first_imgIBEW LOCAL 300 ANNOUNCES UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIP CUTOFFAwards Open to All Members of AFL-CIO AffiliatesSouth Burlington, Vt. – (Dec. 19, 2007) – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 300 recently announced the deadline for the Union Plus Scholarship Program.The nationwide post-secondary scholarship – open to current or retired AFL-CIO affiliated union members, their spouses and dependent children – will accept applications until Jan. 31, 2008 and is presented by Union Privilege. Since 1992, over $2.4 million has been awarded to 1,700-plus working families. Formed in 1955, the AFL-CIO is a voluntary federation of 55 international labor unions -including the IBEW – that collectively represent over 10 million working people. The AFL-CIO created Union Privilege in 1986 to provide union members and their families with valuable consumer benefits, such as credit cards, loans, mortgages, insurance, legal resources, travel discounts and education services. “Not only do unions emphasize hard work, but they also encourage continuing education,” said IBEW Local 300 Business Manager George Clain. “This scholarship enables union families across the country to better their lives through learning. Local 300 members, as well as those from other AFL-CIO affiliated labor groups in Vermont, are encouraged to apply.”Union Plus Scholarship applications are available for download at http://www.unionplus.org(link is external). Winners must be accepted into an accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.ABOUT THE IBEW LOCAL 300Based in South Burlington, the IBEW Local 300 serves 1,200-plus laborers throughout Vermont. The organization is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because of its size and highly skilled constituency.For more information, contact Marketing and Business Development Director Matt Lash at (802) 864-5864, MLash@ibewlocal300.org(link sends e-mail) or http://www.ibewlocal300.org(link is external).last_img read more

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Mr. Henry Fredrick Bushman

first_imgMr. Henry Fredrick Bushman, age 92, of Bear Branch, Indiana, entered this life on April 20, 1928 in Ohio County, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Louis Henry and Marie “Emma” (Poske) Bushman. He was raised in Bear Branch, Indiana where he was a 1945 graduate of Dillsboro High School. Henry was united in marriage to Maxine Knigga on February 3, 1951 at the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bear Branch, Indiana. This happy union was blessed with three children, Dennis, LuAnne and Lee Jaye. Henry and Maxine shared over 69 loving years of marriage together until his death. Henry was employed for Stedman Foundry in Aurora, Indiana for a few years. He was also employed as a control specialist for the Texas Gas Company, retiring after 30 years of service. He was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Bear Branch, Indiana where he formerly served on the church council. Henry enjoyed music, computers and working on his ancestry. Henry passed away at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, August 2, 2020, at The Waters of Rising Sun in Rising Sun, Indiana.Henry will be deeply missed by his wife, Maxine (Knigga) Bushman of Bear Branch, IN; his daughters, LuAnne Turner and her husband, Terry of Dillsboro, IN and Lee Jaye Lohide and her husband, Mark of East Enterprise, IN; his daughter-in-law, Sharon Day and her husband, Jim of East Enterprise, IN; his grandchildren, Mike Bushman and his wife, Nicole, Jamie Bushman and his wife, Rhonda, Billy Settles and his wife, Whitney, Bryan Turner and his wife, Stacey, Erin Turner Gregory, Jennifer Parsons and her husband, Jamie, Matthew Lohide and Megan Griffin and her husband, Shane; his great-grandchildren, Damon, Olivia, Peyton, Jillian, Emma, Brody, Maddy, Kameron, Harper Grant and Henlee; his step-great-grandchildren, Ashley, Tyler, Jackson, Julia and Brody; his step-great-great-grandson, Braxton; his brother-in-law, William Knigga; his three nieces, Deborah Todd, Dena Steiner and Dianne Hoffman and his great-nieces and great-nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis Henry Bushman, died July 9, 1949 and Marie “Emma” (Poske) Bushman, died February 9, 1979; his son, Dennis Duane Bushman, died November 10, 1977 and his sister-in-law Dorothy Knigga.Due to COVID-19, masks are required along with social distancing. Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 6, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043 and from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 7, 2020, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3958 Milton Bear Branch Road, Dillsboro, Indiana 47018.Due to COVID-19, masks are required along with social distancing. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 7, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., by Pastor Larry Knigga, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3958 Milton Bear Branch Road, Dillsboro, Indiana 47018.Interment will follow in the St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Dillsboro, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund or Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more

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The Latest: Formula One moves up, extends midseason break

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):4:10 p.m.Formula One has moved its midseason break from August to March and April because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tournaments affected by the tours’ suspensions include combined men’s and women’s events in Madrid and Rome.Also being scrapped are upcoming WTA tournaments in Strasbourg, France, and Rabat, Morocco, along with ATP events in Munich; Estoril, Portugal; Geneva; and Lyon, France.Both tours also said that their rankings will be frozen “until further notice.”The International Tennis Federation also put a halt to its lower-tier events until June 7.___ The clubs say in a statement that their decision is supported by broadcasters, fans and the country’s main supporters’ union.The clubs say “work remains on establishing a new plan for the year and sorting out the exact dates for the start and other rounds.”___3:30 p.m.Spanish soccer team Alavés says 15 people in its club have become infected with the coronavirus: three players, seven members of its coaching staff and five other employees. ___3:35 p.m.Clubs in the top two soccer leagues in Sweden say they do not want to start the new season until the beginning of June because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Swedish soccer association must now decide whether to accept the clubs’ request.The season was due to start on the weekend of April 3-4. 4:55 p.m.The 24 Hours Le Mans endurance race has been postponed for three months because of the coronavirus outbreak and will now run from Sept. 19-20.The race was initially set for June 13-14.The new date will also impact other races on the World Endurance Championship’s calendar.___ ___2:15 p.m.All men’s and women’s professional tennis tournaments through June 7 are being called off because of the new coronavirus pandemic.The ATP and WTA announced Wednesday that the entire clay-court circuit “will not be held as scheduled” — a day after the start of the French Open, also played on that surface, was postponed from May to September.The tours had said last week they would suspend play until late April or early May. 3:50 p.m.The NBA and the NFL both announced Wednesday that they will be offering free previews of their digital products.The NFL’s “Game Pass” includes access to past regular and postseason games, previous seasons of award-winning NFL Films series such as “Hard Knocks” and “A Football Life,” and exclusive film sessions. It will be offered free until May 31 to fans within the U.S., and starting Thursday until July 31 to fans outside the U.S. and Canada.The NBA unveiled a free trial of its “NBA League Pass” that will last through April 22 for scores of archived games and other content.“Limiting social interactions is a critical way to minimize the spread of this virus, but staying home for long periods of time can be difficult,” the league said, adding that the trial will offer access to full-length and condensed replays of all games from this season, as well as an expansive archive of classic games and content. Soccer’s stalled season could be delayed beyond its traditional June 30 finish so FIFA will look to amend or have temporary rules relating to player contracts and trading windows.___12:36 p.m.Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey hasn’t ruled out the prospect of holding some spring football practices, but he’s not all that optimistic.Sankey says on a conference call with reporters that “practically that window’s pretty narrow.” The SEC and other conferences have canceled championships for spring sports and spring football games, and suspended athletic activities until at least April 15. — Reporting by Beth Harris and Stephen Whyno.___3:30 p.m.Cuba has joined countries around the world in suspending its sports calendar due to the new coronavirus pandemic.The national sports institute announced Wednesday that events would be put off at least until April 30. The club says Russian owner Roman Abramovich will cover the costs of providing the accommodation for staff of the National Health Service who “will be working long shifts and may not be able to travel home or would otherwise have to make long commutes.”Chelsea says the offer is initially for a two-month period and will be reconsidered depending on circumstances.The entire hotel will be given up for medical workers if necessary.___1 a.m. March 18, 2020 ___2:25 p.m.An Arizona-based employee of the Cincinnati Reds has tested positive for the new coronavirus.The employee worked inside the team’s spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona, from Feb. 29 to March 14. The team said in a statement it was sending a precautionary notice to those who were inside the building and that those who were in close contact with the employee are being tested and have self-quarantined.There are no known MLB players who have tested positive for coronavirus. Two minor league players with the Yankees have tested positive. The club had already reported that two members of its staff were infected.Valencia and Espanyol said earlier this week that their clubs have also been hit by the virus.Valencia said Monday that 35% of its squad and coaching staff are infected, while Espanyol said on Tuesday that six members of its squad and staff have it.All three clubs say their infected members are in good health.___ 4:50 p.m.FIFA is looking to set up a hardship fund to help soccer stakeholders affected by the coronavirus outbreak.FIFA says it will “analyze if a support fund at global level will be required” and how it might operate.A conference call with the presidents of FIFA and the six continental governing bodies agreed to proposals made Tuesday by Gianni Infantino.Infantino’s offer for FIFA to donate $10 million to the World Health Organization was approved. ___3:40 p.m.Three prominent jockeys are skipping the upcoming Dubai World Cup in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.U.S.-based jockeys Irad Ortiz Jr., Luis Saez and Tyler Gaffalione will not travel to the United Arab Emirates for the world’s richest day of horse races March 28. Saez’s agent, Richie DePass, said the coronavirus was behind his client’s decision. Gaffalione’s agent, Matt Muziker, said his client wasn’t going because he’d be subject to a 14-day quarantine upon return.Trainer Bob Baffert said Mucho Gusto will be ridden by William Buick in the $12 million Dubai World Cup with Ortiz not traveling. With Gaffalione out, trainer Mark Casse said Frankie Dettori will ride Sir Winston. 2:05 p.m.Another Atlanta sports star is following the lead of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman says he’ll match Ryan’s donation of $50,000 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, which distributes food to the needy, and $50,000 to the Giving Kitchen, which aides food service workers who are financially hit by the coronavirus outbreak.In addition, Freeman says he’ll donate another $25,000 to the Salvation Army.___center_img The Latest: Formula One moves up, extends midseason break The official Prensa Latina news agency said that will push back the baseball season, which had been scheduled to start on April 11, as well as this month’s Cuba Cup of track and field.The institute also said that Cuban delegations won’t travel abroad — potentially affecting qualification for the Olympic and Paralympic games.Cuba has reported 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death, that of an Italian tourist.___11:35 a.m. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and pop star wife Ciara have announced they are donating 1 million meals through Seattle’s Food Lifeline to help provide meals for those in need during the coronavirus outbreak in the region.“Everything we do together makes a difference,” Ciara said in a video posted to her Twitter account. “And together we will conquer this tough time that we’re going through.”According to Food Lifeline’s website, the organization provides the equivalent of 134,000 meals daily and had 58 million pounds of food sourced last year.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The IndyCar race in Long Beach, California, won’t be held this year.Officials with the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach said Wednesday they pursued the possibility of rescheduling the popular race to a later date, but “trying to reassemble all the elements that have made the Long Beach event such a success does not appear feasible for 2020.”The race had been scheduled for April 19.Next year’s date will be April 18.Ticket holders can either receive a credit that will apply to the same level of admission for next year or receive a full refund. The Miami Heat and AmericanAirlines Arena unveiled their plans for team and arena part-time employees who will be affected by the sports shutdown caused by the new coronavirus pandemic.The Heat say they will pay not only their own employees but those from partner companies such as Levy Restaurants (the arena’s food and beverage concessionaire), Contemporary Services Corporation (which provides security) and Pritchard Sports and Entertainment (the arena’s housekeeping provider).The Micky & Madeleine Arison Family Foundation will also donate an additional $1 million to the Miami Heat Charitable Fund, money that the team says will “establish an initiative designed specifically for employees and/or other community needs as they arise in the coming months.”Heat Business Operations President Eric Woolworth says the 1,000 or so part-time employees “are the backbone of our business. Night in and night out, every single one of these employees works tirelessly to provide our guests and our community with the best experience in sports and entertainment. They deserve our help as we all navigate this unpredictable situation together.”___ Associated Press The Western Athletic Conference has canceled all competition and championships for the remainder of the academic year.The WAC had previously suspended all competition, but the conference’s board of directors voted Tuesday to cancel all spring sports. The decision falls in line with the NCAA’s cancellation of its winter and spring championships.The WAC’s decision affects men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, men’s and women’s tennis, softball and baseball.___3:40 p.m. 3 p.m.All training sessions at Belgian professional soccer clubs have been suspended until at least April 5 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Belgium’s national security council earlier said all gatherings, cultural, social, festive and sporting activities have been prohibited until the same date.The league says it will decide which matches can be rescheduled once training has resumed.The league also says it will pay the second instalment of an 800,000 euro ($862,000) solidarity fund to amateur clubs to help them cushion the economic weight of the pandemic. “That doesn’t mean we’ll be back to normal practice activities April 16,” Sankey said.He also cited federal recommendations limiting the size of gatherings.___4:20 p.m.The Austrian soccer league is making plans to extend its suspension until May and take advantage of UEFA’s decision to postpone the European Championship. The Austrian Bundesliga says its clubs agreed they could restart in early May and play until the end of June.The league says “should the situation in general ease and make a resumption of play possible, the clubs will immediately consult about concrete start dates and draw up an alternative schedule.”UEFA moved the European Championship to 2021, freeing up space for European leagues to finish seasons disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak before many players’ contracts expire on June 30.___8:50 a.m. Italy has been the second hardest hit country with more than 31,000 cases of the virus.The 38-year-old Ibrahimović rejoined Milan in January from the Los Anegles Galaxy. He has also played for Italian clubs Inter Milan and Juventus.___1:20 p.m.Premier League team Chelsea is making a hotel located on the grounds of its Stamford Bridge stadium available free of charge for London’s medical workers during the coronavirus outbreak. ___1:35 p.m.AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimović has set up a fundraiser to help Italian hospitals in the center of the coronavirus outbreak.According to the website accepting donations, Ibrahimović has donated 100,000 euros ($109,000) to the fund. It quickly raised a further 10,300 euros ($11,300).The site states that all the money raised will be “directly donated to Humanitas to help strengthen the intensive care and emergency units of Milano, Bergamo, Castellanza and Torino’s hospitals.” The break has also been extended from 14 days to 21. Motorsport’s governing body FIA said in a statement Wednesday that the change was unanimously approved by all teams.Four of the season’s 22 races have already been postponed, and the FIA is hoping that moving the annual break forward could make it easier to find new dates later for events. F1 races in Netherlands, Spain and Monaco scheduled for May are also under threat of postponement.___3:55 p.m. Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora says the country’s top soccer league is likely to resume on May 3.Spadafora says “then we will evaluate whether it’s open to the public or not.”Italy was one of the first countries to suspend its soccer leagues because of the coronavirus outbreak.Italian soccer federation president Gabriele Gravina says starting on May 3 should allow the league to finish by June 30 but if that’s not possible “there must be a change in format.”Gravina also says “a salary cut for soccer players can not be a taboo in this period of emergency.”last_img read more

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Arsenal star Ozil attacked by carjackers with knives, as teammate tries to fight them off [VIDEO]

first_imgArsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil was pursued in his vehicle by suspected carjackers, holding knives and riding on a moped,  through the streets of North London on Thursday afternoonOzil, driving in his Mercedes G-Class SUV, eventually ditched his car and bolted into a nearby Turkish restaurant.The Daily Mail reported that his Gunners teammate, Sead Kolasinac, on realising the situation, exited his car and attempted to fight the two carjackers “with his bare hands.”The chefs and attendants at the restaurant then came onto the street, driving away the assailants.The police were called and are said to have arrived in minutes after which they questioned all the witnesses, including a very visibly shaken Ozil who was with his wife in the car.Yasmin Tahsiner, the co-owner of the restaurant told Sky Sports: “They asked him [Kolasinac] straight away ‘give me your watch’. Then when they tried to attack him, he tried to go inside the car. From the other door, the attacker tried to go inside of the car as well. When Ozil drove the car, they chased them with the motorbike for 15 minutes.”She added that the German’s car was badly damaged by the assailants with stones and bricks.Police statementThe entire incident was captured by security cameras, the footage from which the police are examining.The Police have said that no arrests have been made so far although the matter is still being investigated.The Metro Police later released a statement confirming the incident.“Police were called to Platts Lane, NW3, shortly before 17.00hrs on Thursday, 25 July to reports of an attempted robbery. It was reported that suspects on motorbikes had attempted to rob a man who was driving a car.”“The driver, along with his passenger, managed to get away unharmed and travelled to a restaurant in Golders Green, where they were spoken to by officers.”An eyewitness, Azuka Alintah, told the Mail that the player was terrified and barely escaped his attackers who had their faces concealed.“It was totally mad and strange. His car was standing there empty in the middle of the road with its door hanging open. It is very distinctive, with gold trim. Ozil looked absolutely terrified, as anybody would after being chased by men with knives. He looked like he was running for his life. And I suppose he was.”“I saw him disappear into the restaurant with the motorcycle guys on his tail. They didn’t take off their helmets and were all in black, wearing long-sleeved tops in this hot weather. They stood out. It was really creepy. ‘God knows what would have happened if they’d caught him. It looked to me like he’d have been hacked to shreds and he clearly thought so too.”Watch as Ozil’s teammate, Kolasinac try to fight off the assailantsVideo Playerhttps://citisportsonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Ozil-attack.mp400:0000:0000:07Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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