VBSR Builds Bridge Between Vermont Businesses and College Students

first_imgVBSR Builds Bridge Between Vermont Businesses and College StudentsVermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announced that the Vermont Department of Labor has renewed a grant that funds a program to connect students approaching graduation from Vermont colleges and universities to exciting job opportunities with member companies. VBSRs Internship Program helps member businesses define intern positions and then finds qualified students who are interested in learning more about similar career positions. A recent survey of U.S. employers showed that 62% of college hires last year had held internships and that 31% of new college hires had come directly through an internship program.”We are thrilled to provide this bridge between talented college students who want to stay in Vermont and growing Vermont businesses who need talented young employees,” says Executive Director, Will Patten. “Thousands of students graduate from our colleges each year and go home because they dont know about all the career opportunities with our innovative new business community. This is a big win-win!”The initial grant from the Department of Labor, awarded in January of 2008, enabled VBSR to match 30 students with VBSR member businesses and organizations anticipating growth in the near future. This grant renewal will enable VBSR to focus on making 30 more matches in the year 2009 through relationships with Vermont institutes of higher learning.Businesses interested in creating opportunities for students, in exchange for finding valuable potential employee prospects, should get in touch with Tara Pfeiffer-Norrell by e-mailing TaraP@VBSR.org(link sends e-mail), or calling 802-862-8347.VBSR is a statewide business membership organization made up of 600 Vermont companies representing over 30,000 employees and $4.5 billion in annual sales. VBSR member companies are committed to VBSRs mission to foster a business ethic in Vermont that recognizes the opportunity and responsibility of the business community to set a high standard for protecting the natural, human and economic environments of our citizens.For more information contact Will Patten at VBSR at 802-862-8347 or WillP@VBSR.org(link sends e-mail)###last_img read more

Cengiz agrees Napoli move

first_imgCengiz Under has reportedly agreed personal terms with Napoli, but Roma want €30m for the winger and are unwilling to receive Kevin Malcuit in return. Corriere della Sera takes a different stance, claiming Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso wants the 22-year-old to replace Hirving Lozano. They would also be hoping to do a deal similar to when they signed Kostas Manolas last summer, sending Amadou Diawara in part exchange, this time offering Malcuit. read also:Osimhen ‘pressured’ into Napoli move The right-back is third choice for Napoli, behind Giovanni Di Lorenzo and the resurgent Elseid Hysaj. Despite that, the newspaper claims he is not particularly of interest to the capital club. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Cengiz has emerged as a leading contender to replace Jose Callejon on Napoli’s right flank in recent days. According to La Repubblica, he has already shaken hands with the Partenopei on a €3m salary. However, the newspaper warns that whereas the Coppa Italia winners value him at no more than €25m with bonuses, the Giallorossi are playing hardball, demanding no less than €30m.Advertisementcenter_img Loading…last_img read more

$1,000 to win for IMCA Modifieds at Willamette

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. – Willamette Speedway returns to racing Saturday, Aug. 27 with Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds headlining the card with a $1,000.00 to win feature courtesy of Schram Brothers Excavating.The feature is a qualifying event for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Grandstand admission is $14 for adults, $10 for juniors, seniors and military, $5 for youth and a family pass (two adults and up to four youth) is $35. Front gates open at 3:30 p.m. and racing kicks off at 6 p.m. For more information, log onto www.trophymotorsports.com.last_img

Lakers pour on points in rout of Blazers for 11th straight road win

first_img“I just think our offense is starting to catch up with our defense a little bit,” James said. “And which we have kind of been talking about, we knew at some point that the cohesiveness offensively and the rhythm would start to get better and better because it’s been behind our defense for the majority of the season.”Davis got going early, knocking down five of his first six shots. A lax Portland defense made for easy lobs for Davis and JaVale McGee, who combined for 26 points in the first quarter alone.James took over in the middle frames and launched nine 3-pointers, making four. As a team, the Lakers were 17 for 36 from beyond the arc.The offense has been trending this way, shooting 46 percent or better for seven straight games. That’s been accompanied by the rising 3-point firepower, which has forced defenses out toward the perimeter, which opens backdoor cuts and lobs. When the Lakers are firing on all cylinders, opponents are learning, there’s no stopping them.“Everything’s a little more disciplined,” Danny Green said. “Our screening is better. Our pace, we push the pace and get out and running, we get everything open, from 3-pointers to lobs at the rim.”A heavily touted matchup between James and his close friend Carmelo Anthony turned out to be rather one-sided. Anthony was just 4 for 13 from the field for 15 points in his 34th career head-to-head meeting with James. James improved to 20-14 against the player picked just two spots behind him in the 2003 draft, a recent acquisition of the Trail Blazers after a year out of the league.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBut perhaps the most impressive: scoring the most points they have all season while walloping a team that made the Western Conference finals last spring on their home floor.Observers wondered how the Lakers would fare traveling to more difficult opponents after a relatively easy start: Would they be exposed? But the delineation between the Lakers and other would-be contenders in the West has only become more stark after a three-game road sweep.“Three tough environments to win in and we’re able to come in and take all three,” Davis said. “But we have our minds set on something special. We know in order to reach that goal we have to stay in the moment and go game by game. We take every game personal. We want to go out there and be the best team.”There’s not much question so far the Lakers are at least the best in the West: Only Milwaukee, which blew out the Clippers earlier on Friday night, has matched the 20-3 start so far.Both Davis and James played deeper than usual into the blowout – seemingly happy to inflate their stats – but Stotts had to watch the remainder of it off the court. He was ejected in the third quarter for arguing a foul call on Kent Bazemore as Davis wound up for a dunk attempt. His protestations didn’t stop the Lakers, but neither did anything else his defense tried. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousPortland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James embrace after an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)The Lakers’ Troy Daniels, left, battles Blazers guard Damian Lillard for a loose ball during the first half of Friday’s game in Portland, Ore. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, right, dribbles past Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsPortland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony, right, has his shot blocked by Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside, right, reaches for a loose ball in front of Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)Portland Trail Blazers forward Mario Hezonja, front, is fouled by Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee dunks in front of Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis, center, reach for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball during the first half of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)Portland Trail Blazers guard Rodney Hood reacts after being called for a foul against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) shoots over Portland Trail Blazers forward Skal Labissiere during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)Lakers forward Anthony Davis shoots over Blazers center Hassan Whiteside during the first half of Friday’s game in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, shoots next to Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Kent Bazemore #24 of the Portland Trail Blazers drives to the basket on Alex Caruso #4 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of the game at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers drives to the basket on Anthony Davis #3 and JaVale McGee #7 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of the game at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers battles for a loose ball with Troy Daniels #30 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of the game at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Skal Labissiere #17 of the Portland Trail Blazers walks off the court with a bloody lip during the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Portland Trail Blazers is knocked to the floor as Anthony Davis #3 and LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers go after the ball during the first half of the game at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers speaks to his teammates during a time out in the first half of the game at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers passes the ball as Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers defends during the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers and CJ McCollum #3 of the Portland Trail Blazers go after a loose ball during the first half of the game at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Rodney Hood #5 of the Portland Trail Blazers lays on the court after being injured during the first half of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)Portland Trail Blazers guard Rodney Hood is surrounded by teammates after tearing his Achilles tendon during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers walks up the court during the first half of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, shoots next to Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Nassir Little #9 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of the game at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Lakers won 136-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)Portland Trail Blazers center Hassan Whiteside, right, has a shot blocked by Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts, center, is held back after being ejected during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: LeBron James #23 and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers speak during a time out in the second half of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Lakers won 136-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Mario Hezonja #44 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of the game at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Lakers won 136-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers loses control of the ball as he goes up for a shot over Kent Bazemore #24 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of the game at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Lakers won 136-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Mario Hezonja #44 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of the game at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Lakers won 136-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts after scoring against the Portland Trail Blazers during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Mario Hezonja #44 of the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of the game at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Lakers won 136-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers and Troy Daniels #30 of the Los Angeles Lakers go after a loose ball during the second half of the game at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Lakers won 136-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers tries to speak with CJ McCollum #3 after McCollum drew a technical foul during the second half of the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Lakers won 136-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers brings the ball up the court during the second half of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Lakers won 136-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers hits a three point shot during the second half of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Lakers won 136-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Kent Bazemore #24 of the Portland Trail Blazers reaches in on Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of the game at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Lakers won 136-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: LeBron James #23 and Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers greet each other during a time outin the second half of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Lakers won 136-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)PORTLAND, OREGON – DECEMBER 06: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a rebound during the second half of the game against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center on December 06, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The Lakers won 136-113. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James embrace after an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)The Lakers’ Troy Daniels, left, battles Blazers guard Damian Lillard for a loose ball during the first half of Friday’s game in Portland, Ore. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 42The Lakers’ Troy Daniels, left, battles Blazers guard Damian Lillard for a loose ball during the first half of Friday’s game in Portland, Ore. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)ExpandPORTLAND, Ore. — Less than two hours before tip-off, Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts chewed thoughtfully on a question: What concerned him most about taking on the Lakers – their offense or their defense.He went back and forth for roughly a minute before settling on an unsatisfying response: “I don’t know how to answer your question.”Not long after the game began, the correct answer could not have been more clear. Nothing Portland did could stop the Lakers (20-3) from dialing up points in a 136-113 blowout of the Trail Blazers, their 11th straight road win this season.There were a handful of staggering numbers: The 77 points the Lakers had before halftime (the most they’ve scored in a first half in 22 years). The 39 points Anthony Davis scored in just three quarters. The 25 points James scored in the second and third quarters combined (finishing with 31 on the night), burying the Blazers with 3-pointers. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers The Lakers have now swept three trips of three games or more. They’ve yet to lose a game away from Staples Center – not that they aren’t at home everywhere they play. A friendly chant of “Kuuuuuz” broke out at the Moda Center as the forward worked on his 15-point night.It was a tough game for injuries: After Rodney Hood ruptured his left Achilles tendon in the first quarter, Rajon Rondo told the Lakers medical staff at halftime that he had tightness in his left hamstring. He did not return to the game, later saying that he thought it would be best to call it a night.James had a spill himself, colliding with a courtside server as he ran back on defense in the third quarter. He picked the woman up from the court and hugged her. She later told ESPN it was the most exciting moment of her day.For the first time all evening, James seemed to hit a rut as he considered her words in the locker room.“To be able to make someone’s moment like that, it’s very, um, I don’t know, it’s just something I can’t really explain,” he said. “I think it’s just really cool.”center_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more