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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Are you ready to export?

first_img••• Company: The Grocer Format: PDFLength: 7 pagesType: White Paper The Grocer may use your contact data to keep you informed of its products and services by email. You can withdraw your marketing consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in such email or by sending an email to dataprivacy@wrbm.com . More information on our processing can be found in our Privacy Notice . By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Notice .,Source center_img While many exported British products are aimed at European customers, a looming no-deal Brexit is causing many to look to new and emerging markets in the face of the uncertainty this is causing.The Grocer’s Guide To Export Services helps you discover more about the global opportunities for food & drink suppliers as well as the specialist organisations who can help you transform your international trade.Download this free report to find out more.The Grocer’s Guide To Export Services is an advertising supplement to The Grocer.last_img read more

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AquaTrojans Prevail Over Bulldogs

first_imgEC AquaTrojans stay undefeated as they hosted the Batesville Bulldogs on Tuesday night.  EC Girls won 115-59.  EC Boys won 140-31.Individual winners include:  Mackenzie Schantz-200 Free, 500 Free; Alex Ketcham-200 Free; Grace Crane-200IM, 100 Fly; Jacob Weber-200 IM, 100 Back; Alexis deLong-50 Free, 100 Back; Chandler Witte-50 Free; Brooklynn Gill- 1 meter diving; John Crawley- 1 meter diving; Jackson Ketcham-100 Fly, 500 Free;Olivia Nixon-100 Free; Gavin Daniels-100 Free;Klay Shipman-100 Breast.EC won all 6 relays.East Central hosts their I-74 rivals, Harrison Wildcats, on Thursday as we honor our senior class. Come out and support the AquaTrojans!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img

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Mark Cuban believes the NBA could return in May

first_imgIt has been almost a month without the NBA, and it is still not known when the season will return.Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, said he believes the 2019-2020 NBA season could be back by May! “Hopefully by the middle of May, we’re starting to get back to normal and the NBA is playing games,” Cuban said, via WFAA’s Mike Leslie. “Maybe not with fans, but we’re playing it because sports plays such an important role. You know, people want something to cheer for, people want something to rally around, people want something to be excited about. “… I mean you know no one has perfect information right now, and so all decisions are tough. But, you know, if I had to guess based off the people I’ve talked to at the CDC and other places — I would say that the over-under would be June 1, and I’m taking the under.”Cuban says once scientist find a way to for the population to cope with the coronavirus, the league will “have a path out” of its hiatus.last_img read more

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Time to give the dynamic WRs their due

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) celebrates making a first down catch during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. The Steelers won 51-34. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)In this quarterback-driven league, someone has to catch the ball.Dynamic receivers are making their mark this season – and not just for their creative (some might say over-the-top) celebrations. The passers get the pub much of the time, so here’s some love for the guys grabbing those throws.Most notable for the likes of Antonio Brown, Jordy Nelson, Dez Bryant, Jeremy Maclin, Julian Edelman and the other eye-catching receivers is their breakaway skill.Jerry Rice, the greatest wideout in NFL history, was not known for his sheer speed as much as for his separation skills and acceleration in his routes. These players share that talent.Ask Mike Tomlin about Brown, who leads the league in receptions by a wide margin – 13 over Golden Tate of Detroit – and yards through the air, 1,070, 68 more than Denver’s Demaryius Thomas.“He’s one of the best in the world at what he does,” Tomlin says. “He’s physically and mentally on top of his game and when you have somebody that’s playing like that, when you step into a stadium he’s a known issue, but still he performs.”Brown has become a known issue since the beginning of last season. Same thing for New England’s Edelman, ostensibly the replacement in the slot for Wes Welker. Instead, Edelman has become as dangerous as any receiver anywhere – and, again like Brown, as good as any punt returner.He even has earned a nickname from Tom Brady.“Minitron, he can do all the different things,” Brady says. “He’s so quick, and what he did on the (84-yard) punt return (against Denver) was just incredible. And then he comes out there at receiver and makes a bunch of plays.”What also separates Brown, Edelman, Maclin and Bryant in particular is they don’t have a lot of established support at their position.The Steelers have an emerging target in rookie Martavis Bryant, who has six TD catches in his first four games, an NFL mark. So do the Eagles to help Maclin in rookie Jordan Matthews, and Bryant gets aid from second-year man Terrance Williams.And there are some standout tight ends such as the Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski and the Cowboys’ Jason Witten to offer help.Most of them benefit from playing with outstanding QBs – Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger – or, in Maclin’s case, in a system where his skill set fits perfectly.Maclin is considered a prime contender for Comeback Player of the Year after missing 2013 with his second torn ACL. He’s really come on in recent weeks.“I was so disappointed for Jeremy a year ago when he got hurt because I thought in terms of what we do, what a real outstanding player he could be in this system, and we’re starting to continue to see that,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said.“But I think he’s a difficult one-on-one matchup. He’s got good size, he’s got good speed. I think he can stretch it from a vertical standpoint, but he can also run after the catch.”As can Nelson, whose variety of TDs range from breaking away with short passes, often with diagonal cuts, to racing deep and snaring Rodgers’ passes.Nelson might have had the biggest impact of any of the wideouts making noise in 2014 because his performances have opened space for teammate Randall Cobb, who has 10 TD receptions.“A lot of it is good fortune and getting the right call against the right defense and everyone executing,” Nelson says, “and sometimes them screwing up. That’s why all you can do is go out and do your job and what happens from there, happens.“The more you can do on offense, the more effective you’ll be, and the more effective (you are), the defense has to be on their heels.”No offense puts a defense on its heels better than Denver, of course. The Broncos were overwhelming last season – until the Super Bowl – with Peyton Manning throwing to Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Welker and TE Julius Thomas. Decker is gone and it’s a measure of the talent of his replacement, Emmanuel Sanders, that he’s developed an immediate rapport with Manning.Sanders earned Manning’s trust quickly after leaving Pittsburgh and his buddy Brown and signing with Denver.“I give a lot of credit to him,’ Manning says “He’s really worked hard, trying to learn this offense. It’s not an easy offense to learn, especially with all the changes and the no-huddle philosophy that we have. So, he’s put the time in, he’s worked hard and you combine that with great ability – which he has – it’s allowed him to get off to a fast start. I’ve enjoyed working with him.”Can’t have a better endorsement than that.___AP Pro Football Writers Rob Maaddi and Arnie Stapleton, and Sports Writers Genaro Armas, Howard Ulman, Will Graves and Schuyler Dixon contributed to this story.___Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

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Do you want to get rid of the Steelers’ train conductor Mike Tomlin now? (Oct. 17)

first_imgA conductor is a person who directs the performance of an orchestra or choir. “He was appointed principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.” Or a person in charge of a train, streetcar, or other public conveyance, who collects fares and sells tickets.On this past Sunday, Oct. 14, the “train” of the Pittsburgh Steelers pulled into Paul Brown Stadium to face the Cincinnati ‘Bungles’…Bengals. The “Bungles” from the “who dey,” jungle had a little cat-like swagger in their step, based on the fact that “dey” were sitting at the top of the food chain in the AFC North. However, when it was all said and done, the Pittsburgh Steelers declawed the big cats in their own backyard by the score of 28-21, leaving the Steelers just a half-game out of the top spot in the division (3-2-1). This was a must-win contest for the Steelers and when the fog clears from the swamp known as the AFC North, the Bengals will realize that they should have also approached the game as a “must-win” game.It had been alleged since the beginning of the 2018 season, when Pittsburgh limped out of First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, having to be satisfied with a 21-21 draw with the Browns, that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, the “conductor” of the Steelers train, had allowed the passengers to take control of the train and were destined to plunge off the “bridge to nowhere.”During the time that this train plowed ahead toward destinations unknown, the Steelers lost to both the Kansas City Chiefs and their AFC North rivals, the Baltimore Ravens. At that point in the early season “Big“ Ben Roethlisberger was issuing self-deprecating quotes like this: “I’m not on the same page with anybody right now.” “I’m not playing well enough, I need to play better. (It) was just a bad day at the office. I promise, I will be back to play better.”In the loss to the Ravens in week 4, Roethlisberger completed 27 passes out of 47 attempts for 274 yards, and scored only 14 points. Against the Bengals, Roethlisberger completed 32 of 46 for 369 yards but scored 28 points. What was the difference in the two games?The difference was balance, just offensive balance, on the ground and in the air. Roethlisberger completed passes to seven different receivers (eight if you count the one pass that was deflected back to him). Play-action passing also meant something because against Cincinnati, Steelers running back James Conner ping-ponged off, over, around and through opposing tacklers, giving them “cleat-lined” dentures assuring them that they would need to be in concussion as well as “percussion” protocol because Conner beat the Bengals defense as if they were a badly tuned drum.All aboard! Do all of you that were calling for the head of the conductor, Tomlin, have second thoughts now that beautiful melodies of recent victories are blaring from the sleeping car of the train? It seems as if a “symphonique” of success is now being composed for all the naysayers to listen to and enjoy. The “Hooterville” train of recent failures is preparing to depart from “Petticoat Junction” and all of the “fly-by-nighters” are standing on the platform salivating and waiting to board.If I were the conductor, I would tell them that the train was completely filled and they would have to redeem their tickets on the next thing smokin’.All, aboard! It seems as if the Pittsburgh Steelers may now be playing sweet music from the same musical score while riding on the same train. Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierlast_img read more

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