Lash Joins IBEW Local 300 Staff

first_imgMatt Lash recently joined the staff of the South Burlington-based labor union as the director of marketing and business development. He comes to Local 300 after two years at the Barre Partnership, a nonprofit committed to revitalizing the Granite City’s downtown. A graduate of St. Michael’s College, Lash holds a bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communication with a minor in political science.”I am proud to come on board at Local 300. Given my interests, this opportunity is very intriguing to me both personally and professionally,” Lash said. “In addition to my appreciation for thriving businesses, I have always believed in fair compensation for a hard day’s work – a notion the IBEW is wholeheartedly devoted to.”Lash returned to his native Vermont in late 2005 after a stint in New York City, where he most recently worked for Sommerfield Communications, a full-service public relations firm there. Prior to that, he handled the marketing and communications efforts for the events division of Frost & Sullivan, a global growth-consulting firm in Manhattan.”Local 300 is moving in a direction patterned by the IBEW Code of Excellence, which stresses that our membership perform the highest quantity and quality of work, utilize skills and abilities to the maximum, and exercise safe and productive work practices,” said Business Manager George Clain. “Matt’s talents, particularly on the business and communications sides, will help advance these ideals and ensure that our union continues its solid relationship with the business community.”last_img read more

Maria Sanchez moves into second round at indoor championship

first_imgUSC junior Maria Sanchez powered her way through the first round on Thursday of this year’s ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships hosted by Yale University.Sanchez ousted Laura Vallverdu from the University of Miami 6-2, 6-3 Thursday morning.Sanchez, ranked No. 17 in the ITA preseason singles rankings, claimed the singles crown at the ITA West Regionals in San Diego last week for the second year in a row. This secured her a place in this weekend’s national tournament with competition against the top 36 singles players in the nation.“I just want to keep working on my individual goals and have fun. Hopefully the results will come,” Sanchez said.Sanchez’s win in the opening round propelled her into Friday’s round of 16. She will play against Anastasia Petukhoua of Fresno State Friday at 7:30 a.m. In a close match on Thursday, Petukhoua knocked off the tournament’s No. 1 seed 6-4, 7-5.Sanchez played in this same tournament last year, but lost in the quarterfinal round.If Sanchez beats Petukhoua today, she will compete in the quarterfinals later today at 2:30 p.m. The semifinals will take place on Saturday, followed by the finals on Sunday.This weekend’s indoor tournament, one of three national championship events on the college tennis calendar, features a 32-player singles draw.With Sanchez in New Haven, Conn., six other players will compete in singles and doubles play at the Duals in the Desert tournament in Palm Springs, Calif. this weekend. (Freshman Danielle Lao is out due to injury and sophomore Elizabeth Marsico and junior Jennifer Goldman will not be attending.)Representing the doubles teams will be junior Lyndsay Kinstler and freshman Valeria Pulido, sophomore Alison Ramos and senior Sarah Fansler, and juniors Cristala Andrews and Leyla Entekhabi.The Duals in the Desert features competition from UCLA, USC, Northwestern and Georgia Tech.last_img read more

Clippers are eager listeners when Lou Williams has something to say

first_img Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters The 23-year-old guard is averaging 11.8 points and 2.6 assists for the G League’s Maine Red Claws.As a senior at Virginia Tech, Bibbs – the nephew of Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Michael Haynes – averaged 13.3 points, shot 40 percent on 3-pointers and was regarded for his defense.GALLO GETS A GAME OFFDanilo GaIlinari sat out Tuesday night against Portland, resting on the second half of the back-to-back, according to the team. In Monday’s 140-115 victory against the Celtics, the 30-year-old forward scored 25 points in 27 minutes. For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “He’s the only person in this locker room who can calm me down and that’s big-time,” Beverley said. “He doesn’t do a lot of yelling, he doesn’t do a lot of extra (stuff), but he comes in, focused, gets his work in. He’s smooth, cool, chill and like I say, when he speaks, we all listen, for sure.“He’s our leader and when he’s got it going, you see we like to give him the ball and keep it going because a lot of good things happen.”Center Ivica Zubac played with Williams on the Lakers during the 2106-17 season, and he remembers Williams’ words carrying a lot of weight in that locker room too.“Everyone wants to hear what he’s got to say, and when he’s talking it’s something important,” Zubac said. “You know that’s something that we need to work on or it’s a problem. You know if he’s saying it, everyone’s going to listen to him.”“He is the complete opposite of who I thought he was,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “He has been a delight to coach, he is a tremendous leader in the locker room. And honestly, from afar, I just saw him walk in and score and it looked like he just walked in and did his thing and left. I thought he was more indifferent. LOS ANGELES — Of course these Clippers are led by a guy off the bench.No, Lou Williams is no ordinary reserve, having become the NBA’s greatest bench scorer on record with Monday’s 34-point performance. But he offers more than 20.4 points per game for a Clippers team that’s closing in on a postseason appearance despite a roster devoid of a “superstar,” or even anyone who’s ever been named an All-Star.It’s Williams and Pat Beverley who have set the tone for the Clippers’ improbable success; Beverley brings the fire, Williams the ice.But Beverley will readily tell you that he’s learned a lot about leadership from Williams, about accountability and focus, and about embracing big moments.center_img Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates “(But) he has what I call a heater; he runs hot at times,” Rivers added. “And when he does, he gets on his guys. What I love the most about him is how much he teaches the young guys, he’s really in tune to them. I would’ve never guessed that he was that way, and yet he is.”Williams has shown he embraces his role as a sixth man, and as a leader on a team intent on proving itself, much as he was when he initially began being used off the bench.“It took some time, it took some resentment: ‘If you think that I need to come off the bench, I’m gonna put you in a position to try to prove me wrong,’ ” Williams said Monday night. “And I think after a while, I was like, ‘This is kind of fun. This is kind of interesting.’“(Now) I wouldn’t say we had a chip on our shoulders because we don’t play angry. We play happy, we play free, we play together, we laugh, we have a good time out there on the floor,” he added. “But we have a lot of guys in this room who try to prove their names every night, with whatever they bring to the table, and it works for us.”NEW ADDITIONThe Clippers plan to sign 6-foot-5 guard Justin Bibbs to a 10-day contract on Wednesday, a league source said.Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Tanzania’s Ismael Juma killed in motorbike crash

first_imgGidabuday said Juma was heading to the northern town of Arusha when his bike was involved in a head-on collision with a truck. He died at the scene.The runner was expected to compete in the New Delhi half marathon on November 19.Juma holds the Tanzanian national half marathon record of 59min 30sec.Share on: WhatsApp Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Tanzanian marathon runner Ismael Juma died on Thursday when his motorbike collided with a lorry, Athletics Tanzania (AT) announced on Friday.The 26-year-old was one of Tanzania’s hopes for a medal at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia in April.“Tanzania athletics has lost one of its top long distance runners,” AT secretary general Wilhelm Gidabuday told AFP.“Ismail Juma was one of 19 athletes selected to start training later this month for the Commonwealth Games in Australia.”last_img read more

Steelers sign Heyward

first_imgIN THE FOLD—Steelers President Art Rooney II, right, welcomes first round draft pick Cameron Heyward after signing him to a contract Latrobe, Pa., July 29. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) LATROBE, Pa. (AP)—The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to terms with first-round draft pick Cameron Heyward. The former standout tackle at Ohio State is the son of former Pitt and NFL running back Craig “Ironhead” Heyward. The 6-foot-5, 288-pound Heyward is part of a youth movement along Pittsburgh’s aging defensive line. He’s the second defensive lineman to be taken in the first round by the Steelers in the last three years, joining 2009 top pick Ziggy Hood. Heyward signed in time to join the rest of the team for practice on Friday afternoon. The 22-year-old Heyward, who was born in Pittsburgh, called it a life-long dream to play for the Steelers and an “honor” to play on the “best” defensive line in the league.Heyward was a first-team All-Big Ten selection last year.last_img read more