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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AFCON 2015: First round qualifiers conclude

first_imgSlightly over two weeks back, 28 teams entered the first round of qualifiers towards the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Morocco.On Friday, Kenya became the first Nation to confirm their place in the second round after going past Comoros 2-1 on aggregate. On the same day, Mozambique was held 0-0 by South Sudan to go through 5-0 on aggregate.Last dayOn Saturday, Uganda, Rwanda, Guinea- Bissau, Sierra Leone also confirmed their places in the next phase. Malawi also joined in – on the away goals rule after tying with Chad 3-3 on aggregate.On the last day of the return games – on Sunday, Lesotho went past Liberia, asTanzania squeezed past Zimbabwe.Botswana is also through after seeing off Burundi 1-0 on aggregate and so is Benin who dismissed Sao Tome and Principe 4-0 on aggregate. Join respective groupsCongo’s 3-0 over Namibia on Sunday set them through with a 3-1 aggregate win. And so is Equatorial Guinea who beat Mauritania 3-0 to proceed 3-1 on aggregate.The 14 qualified teams from the first round will now meet in the second round over two legs from where the aggregate winners will join respective groups for the final set of qualifiers.Second round matchupsLesotho Vs Kenya, Uganda Vs Equatorial Guinea, Congo Vs Rwanda, Botswana Vs Guinea-Bissau, Sirra Leone Vs Seychelles, Benin Vs Malawi, Tanzania Vs Mozambiquelast_img read more

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New leaks show how five cameras in LG V40 ThinQ work

first_imgLG will unveil its next flagship V-series smartphone– LG V40 ThinQ– on October 3. Ahead of the official launch, the company has already started teasing details about its upcoming smartphone. The Korean electronics giant, via a teaser video, has already confirmed that its V35 ThinQ successor will sport five cameras. And now, a new leak seems to confirm how the five cameras in the upcoming smartphone would work.The latest leak comes from Evan Blass, who has been gracing us with interesting details about the phone in the past couple of weeks. Bass, in a tweet has shared the workings of LG V40 ThinQ’s camera setup.As per Blass’ tweet, the triple rare camera setup in LG V40 ThinQ will come with a regular shooter, a wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens. On the front, the details shared by the tipster suggests that the phone would come with a standard and a wide-angle lens.While the images shared by the serial tipster don’t give out details about the camera specifications, rumours suggest that the phone could come with a 16MP shooter along with a 12MP wide-angle lens and 12MP telephoto lens at the back and an 8MP and a 5MP camera at the front.Meanwhile, the company, via its Korean newsroom, has already confirmed that the LG V40 ThinQ will sport a 6.4-inch screen with a glass body that comes with a matte finish. The image of the phone shared by the company in its teaser videos also suggest that the fingerprint scanner will be placed directly below the horizontally placed triple camera sensor at the back of the phone.advertisementAbout those five cameras on the LG V40 ThinQ… pic.twitter.com/DzC9aJnlFTEvan Blass (@evleaks) October 1, 2018While there is no word on the pricing or availability of the phone, LG has also confirmed that the phone will be available in three colours– Platinum Gray, Carmine Red and Morokan Blue.ALSO READ: LG to launch Watch W7 along with V40 ThinQ on October 3Meanwhile, if rumours are to be believed, LG will launch its Watch W7 smart watch alongside its flagship device at Wednesday’s event. LG’s hybrid smart watch will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 processor and run on Wear OS out-of-the-box. It will feature a 1.2-inch screen and come with 4GB storage space besides featuring support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 and USB Type-C 2.0 port for connectivity.last_img read more

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My dream came true NHL game in Plains Cree a hit

first_imgDennis WardAPTN NewsClarence Iron had called many hockey games on the radio – but what happened on Sunday, during the NHL game between Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes, amazed him.Iron made history by being the first play by play announcer to call a game on national television in Plains Cree.“It happened – my dream came true but to call it in Cree. I thought I would call it in English because I’ve called a lot of English hockey games before but to do the Cree, even myself, sometimes I amaze myself,” he says with a laugh.APTN and Sportsnet, the official broadcaster of NHL hockey in North America, teamed up for the historic game – a milestone in Canadian television history.Iron has long been recognized as one of the Cree voices of hockey.He’s hoping this historic moment opens the doors for the next generation too.So does studio host Earl Wood who was beaming with excitement throughout the game.“I want to invite all those young people out there no matter where you are to take it upon yourself to gain an interest in our language and to utilize it,” Wood told APTN News. It has a place in this modern day society and can take you anywhere you want to go.“Anywhere you want to go, your language will take you there.”Shtatahaa Carey Price ngii ngaabinaan mwebigaanhsan! #APTN #aptnhockey @APTN @APTNNews @APTNInFocus https://t.co/xHXn2i1iKP— Dominic H K Beaudry (@DhkBeau) March 25, 2019The game was pure entertainment on and off the ice.The Hurricanes played the spoilers for Canadiens fans in a 2-1 overtime win.In a game with playoff implicationsEven if you didn’t understand a word, you could feel the excitement in the call.“That was exciting tonight,” says Joel Darling, executive producer of special events at Sportsnet. “It really was and to see some of the tweets that were being put out on social media was pretty exciting to and hear you guys call it the way you did, it was entertaining and really fun to listen to.”While some may have tuned in initially for the novelty, many stuck around because it was so exciting to watch.An important game for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples says Jason Chamakese, a Cree language guest on the broadcast.“The only thing that I can think of right now is wow. To be part of something that amazing, to have our languages broadcast to living rooms all across Canada and to have people who don’t understand the language hear how beautiful our Cree language sounds. It’s amazing to be a part of.”Chamakese hopes the airing of this game is about more than just hockey.“I think we want everybody to get along and to care about one another because I see a disconnect and through something like this our hope is that we build these bridges between people,” he says. “That’s what I’m hoping for that this will lead to something good, something positive (in cree) which is sharing the land in a good way.”Studio analyst and former NHL player John Chabot says this can’t just be a one off.“The NHL has done a job of reaching out to our new Canadians but they’ve really never reached out to our pre-Canadians and this was something that was a long time coming,” he says.And it may not be a one off.Talks are underway in the hopes of airing more games next season on APTN in different Indigenous languages.At the moment, hockey is broadcast in English, French and Punjabi.dward@aptn.ca@DennisWardNewslast_img read more

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