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

Special Olympics Nigeria to Host 2017 World Malaria Day

first_imgIn 2017, SO Nigeria will be implementing the initiative in four states in south-south Nigeria namely Akwa Ibom, Edo, Cross River and Rivers states and in four states in south-east Nigeria – Abia, Anambra, Enugu and Imo state.SO Nigeria will collaborate with Grassroots Soccer, to educate our athletes on Malaria and HIV/AIDS using football as a learning tool. This is an effective platform for bringing together and providing people with intellectual disabilities as well as the community with relevant information about the prevention of Malaria and HIV/AIDS, treatment, as well as basic life-saving skills.Special Olympics Nigeria is part of a worldwide movement (Special Olympics international) that is aimed at changing the misconceptions individuals have about people with intellectual disabilities (PWID). Our mission is to provide year round sports training and athletics competitions in a variety of Olympic – type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing continuous opportunities to develop physical fitness and skills required to manage day to day life.World Malaria Day was established in May 2007 by the 60th session of the World Health Assembly, WHO’s decision making body; World Malaria Day, is a day set aside to raise awareness on the need for continuous investment and support to various countries, in their efforts to combat Malaria and its associated problems, as well as provide information and support where necessary for communities prone to malaria. It is commemorated every year on April 25.According to WHO’s World Malaria Report 2016, in 2015, there were 212million new cases of malaria and 429,000 deaths. One child dies from malaria every two minutes. It is estimated that globally, 3.3billion people in 106 countries are at risk of Malaria resulting in over 198 million cases while some 627,000 deaths occurred in 2012 as a result of malaria infection. The World Malaria Report 2015 further states that 90% of malaria cases and 92% of malaria deaths occur in Africa while sub-Sahara Africa accounts for 76% of malaria cases and 75% of malaria deaths globally. The report also states that 70% of malaria deaths occur in children under five years.In 2015 and 2016, SO Nigeria implemented the ExxonMobil Malaria/HIV Initiative in special schools/centres in Lagos state.According to Exxon Mobil corporate citizenship report, in 2015, ExxonMobil contributed $12.5 million to fight Malaria. In the past fifteen years, ExxonMobil Foundation has been in the forefront of the fight against Malaria in the world. The report states that Exxon Mobil has given about $146 million dollars in grant to NGOs to combat malaria.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram In an effort to commemorate the World Malaria Day 2017 and through the support of ExxonMobil, Special Olympics Nigeria will tomorrow host activities including a Unified Soccer Tournament to raise awareness on Malaria and HIV. The official theme for the 2017 World Malaria Day is “End Malaria for Good”.The Unified Soccer Tournament and the other activities to mark the day have been listed to take place at the St Finbarr’s College in Akoka, Lagos.According to the programme released yesterday, attendees to this year’s event will be invited to take part in activities such as a Family Health Forum (FHF) where Health Talks on Malaria and HIV with demonstrations will be given, Voluntary Counseling and Testing on Malaria and HIV and distribution of mosquito nets.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s cross country finishes 27th in NCAA Championships

first_imgTERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Pouring rain, strong winds and a 33 degree weather aren’t ideal conditions to be outside in. Cold and wet feet make it almost impossible to move.It’s even worse if you’re a runner.On Saturday afternoon, Syracuse men’s cross country team ran in these conditions in its most important race of the season — the 2019 NCAA Cross Country National Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course. They placed 27th out of 31 teams, their worst finish since they failed to qualify as a team in 2008.While the men’s race started at 12:15 p.m., the women ran an hour earlier on the same course, meaning hundreds of running had already trampled over the soft terrain. Before the race had even started, the 400-meter final chute had no grass, and water was starting to puddle in the middle.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAllie Kaylor | Staff WriterWeather has been the team’s vice all season. A cold, windy day in October led Syracuse to a 24th place finish at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational. Last week at the NCAA Northeast Regional, there was so much snow on the ground that the race was moved from its usual location on a golf course to the streets of Buffalo. While the men’s team finished second, their performance was not at the same level it had been in previous years at the same competition.Despite training in Syracuse, the team has always struggled to adjust to the conditions. Last year at the NCAA Championships, conditions were very similar— cold, windy and wet. And like Saturday, the 2018 squad underperformed, finishing 26th overall.The team had confidence going into this weekend, they said earlier in the week. Although they were ranked 18th in the country, they had experience running faster than other teams in the field.“There’s a whole group of teams we’ve already beat this year,” coach Brien Bell said before the race.Syracuse last won a national championship four years ago in 2015. The pillars of that team — Justyn Knight, Colin Bennie, Philo Germano — have since graduated. Redshirt seniors Kevin James and Simon Smith are the only current runners that were in the program in 2015, but both of them redshirted their first season and did not compete.Since their team title, the Orange have regressed every season. In order, they’ve finished third, 13th, 26th and now 27th in 2019.Young runners were the ones leading the pack today. Redshirt sophomore Nathan Henderson (31:49.4) placed 82nd, improving over 100 spots from his finish last season. Sophomore Matthew Scrape (31:58.6) finished 97th in his NCAA National Championship debut.Redshirt freshman Noah Beveridge (32:42.3), redshirt junior Dominic Hockenbury (32:44.4), and redshirt senior Kevin James (32:54.6) all finished in the top 200, as well.When Syracuse runners crossed the finish line, each one ran inside an adjacent tent. They were covered head-to-toe in mud.Allie Kaylor | Staff Writer Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 23, 2019 at 4:55 pm | @cincinnallielast_img read more