CNC Machine Operator Skills Training coming to Bennington

first_imgThe Machine Operators Skills Training Program (M.O.S.T.) is a pilot training program designed to prepare displaced, unemployed workers for careers as machine operators in advanced machine shops. Candidates selected for this free program participate in an intensive, two-week training process. Starting wages for CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machine operators can range from $10 to $15 per hour.The Vermont Department of Labor (VT DOL) is now accepting applications for the M.O.S.T. program that begins in Bennington on May 8, 2006. Applicants are not required to have previous manufacturing or machining experience. Candidates who successfully complete the training will be eligible to fill current job openings in the Bennington area.The 10-day, accelerated curriculum includes Basic Math Skills, Basic Blueprint Reading, Mechanical Measurement and Quality Control, CNC Milling Technology, and hands-on CNC Programming and Machine Operation. All training is done in a mobile training center specially equipped with computers and desktop machining equipment. After completing the M.O.S.T. classroom training, successful participants selected for employment will receive 60 days of paid, on-the-job training.The M.O.S.T. program is being managed by the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) and the five other New England affiliates of the nationwide Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). M.O.S.T. is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The program was launched in Maine on February 8, 2006 and is now spreading to the other New England states.For more information or to apply for the M.O.S.T. program, contact Wendy Morse (802-442-6376) at the VT Department of Labor in Bennington.About VMECVMEC is a not-for-profit Center headquartered in Randolph Center whose mission is “To improve manufacturing in Vermont and strengthen the global competitiveness of the state’s manufacturers.” This is done through professional consulting, one-on-one coaching, and public and onsite workshops to help Vermont’s approximately 2,000 small and medium sized manufacturers increase their productivity, modernize their manufacturing and business processes, adopt advanced technologies, reduce costs, and improve their competitiveness. Visit www.vmec.org(link is external) for more information.last_img read more

London Games: Bolt Accuses Gatlin of Disrespect

first_imgGatlin, considered his main 100m rival, was among those who claimed the Jamaican – who has struggled with a hamstring injury – got preferential treatment he would not receive were he American.“He’s injured, gets a medical pass, that’s what his country does. Our country doesn’t do that,” Gatlin, who has twice served doping bans, was quoted as saying in the American press.At the Olympic Stadium on Friday night, Bolt finished 0.15 seconds ahead of Panama’s Alonso Edward in second, with Britain’s Commonwealth silver medallist Adam Gemili third.The fastest 200m time of the year is 19.74 by United States sprinter LaShawn Merritt, while Bolt’s word record – set in 2009 – is 19.19.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Usain Bolt accused sprint rival Justin Gatlin of “disrespect” after the six-time Olympic champion won the 200m at the Anniversary Games in London. Bolt, 29, clocked 19.89 seconds in his first appearance since pulling out of the Jamaican trials. He was picked for the Olympics after getting a medical exemption, leading to comments from Gatlin and others.“For me I felt it was a joke, I felt it was a disrespect they think I’d back out of a trials,” said Bolt. “I’ve proven myself year on year that I’m the greatest. I laughed when I heard it, I was disappointed, especially in Justin Gatlin.”Bolt won gold in both the 100m and 200m at the London and Beijing Olympics, and will defend both titles in Rio next month.last_img read more

FB : Stellar performance by Orange defense wasted in loss to Rutgers

first_img Published on September 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Facebook Twitter Google+ Dyshawn Davis knifed through the gap unblocked. As he charged full speed toward Rutgers running back Jawan Jamison, he knew he had the chance to do something special just two plays after Syracuse coughed the ball up on an Antwon Bailey fumble. The ensuing collision in the backfield brought the crowd to its feet and elicited a roar that was equal parts jubilation and recoil.‘I saw the guard’s hands, so I knew that he was pulling,’ Davis said. ‘He gave me the look, so as soon as he pulled, I just hit the hole right away and I was clean. And I knew I had to make a big play.’Davis’ hit resulted in a fumble, and SU cornerback Ri’Shard Anderson scooped it up to return it for a 66-yard touchdown less than one minute into the game. It was the beginning of a day in which the Orange defense continually bailed out Ryan Nassib and the offense to keep Syracuse in the game. But because SU ultimately fell short in a 19-16 double-overtime thriller, the defense walked sullenly out of the Carrier Dome knowing that its best performance of the season was all for naught.For a unit fresh off back-to-back games in which it gave up an excess of 435 yards to Toledo and Southern California, Saturday’s effort was a drastic improvement.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThough the Scarlet Knights ran a staggering 95 offensive plays — more than either the Rockets or the Trojans in the past two weeks — the SU defense stifled Rutgers. Nearly 100 plays resulted in only 302 total yards for a meager 3.2 yards per play.‘As a defensive unit … we had an incredible game,’ Syracuse middle linebacker Marquis Spruill said.The forced fumble by Davis nullified Bailey’s fumble, which gave the Scarlet Knights the ball at the Syracuse 30-yard line. It was one of three instances during Saturday’s game in which the Orange defense made an important stop after a blunder by the SU offense, which turned the ball over five times.After Nassib’s first interception of the game in the second quarter, the defense didn’t yield an inch after Rutgers drove down to the Syracuse 9-yard line. SU pushed the Scarlet Knights back 1 yard on the next three plays and only allowed a field goal.In the third quarter, Syracuse kicker Ross Krautman shanked a 39-yard field goal, failing to extend the Orange’s lead to 13. But on the ensuing Rutgers drive, quarterback Gary Nova fumbled the ball as he was sacked by Mikhail Marinovich. Spruill came out of a scrum with the fumble recovery.‘When your defense is playing like that and you turn the ball over, you don’t feel bad for yourself, you feel bad for that defense,’ Syracuse center Macky MacPherson said. ‘… You feel terrible, and they have the right to be upset because they played their butts off, and we didn’t do what we should have done, and that’s put points on the board.’The Orange’s most impressive defensive performance came in a game where the unit was ravaged by injuries. Both Anderson and Keon Lyn, two of SU’s cornerbacks, wore casts on one hand. Starting strong safety Shamarko Thomas was out again due to injury, and safety Olando Fisher, who head coach Doug Marrone thought would be back this week, couldn’t suit up.A ragtag secondary still found a way to control Rutgers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who is one of the best pass-catchers in the nation. He was held to 65 yards receiving after a 176-yard outburst last week against Ohio.Free safety Phillip Thomas and linebacker Dom Anene bracketed Sanu in double coverage during portions of the game in an over-under scheme employed by SU defensive coordinator Scott Shafer. ‘They want to try and get him in open field and try to get him the ball, and that’s what coach Shafer tried to eliminate with me and Dom Anene, just trying to double-team him and get him tired,’ Thomas said.And while Sanu was blanketed for most of the game downfield, SU’s defensive front turned in a stellar performance as well. Rutgers finished the game with 5 rushing yards on 38 attempts — an almost unheard of 0.1 yard per attempt — due to relentless pressure by the Orange.The defense recorded five sacks, 11 tackles for loss and recovered three fumbles while harassing both Scarlet Knights quarterbacks used during Saturday’s game.On a day when the Orange defense came up with four takeaways — the most since 2007 — it still walked off the field defeated. Though none of SU’s defensive players would pin the loss on the offense’s subpar performance, it was clear which side of the ball did its job.‘There’s nobody to blame,’ Thomas said. ‘We’re all a team. We win and lose as a team.’mjcohe02@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

O’Connor in Ireland side for U20 final

first_imgEngland are their opponents at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford.Both sides are unchanged from their respective semi-final victories.This means that Ireland coach Nigel Carolan has put Cashel RFC’s Sean O’Connor in his starting XV once again.last_img

Why is Cam Newton still unsigned? QB left in tough spot in NFL free agency

first_imgShould a team still be comfortable with Newton’s health and be open-minded about him adjusting his game, there’s one more obstacle: There are simply some coaching staffs who aren’t sure whether they can handle Newton’s big personality, and are concerned how he might shake up the dynamic of the team.It’s hard to believe now that Newton’s talent ceiling hasn’t prompted teams such as the Broncos (Drew Lock) and Jaguars (Gardner Minshew) to consider him to push their second-year quarterbacks. For those teams, however, it could be less about Newton and more about being burned in different ways by going the bridge quarterback route of late.Newton entered free agency late with a cloud of uncertainty on many levels. He has been put in a tough spot to find the right mutual fit in such a tight window. Unless there’s a key injury for some team, or Newton accepts a deal well under his perceived market value in a less than ideal situation a la Winston, he likely won’t be signing with anyone anytime soon. Cam Newton: “I’m a fish out of water. I’ve never known anything other than the Carolina Panthers”(Via IG/@CP3) pic.twitter.com/DZnu68xVuD— Josh Parcell (@JoshParcell) April 6, 2020MORE: Ranking Newton’s six best landing spots in free agencyNewton is more than a month into his first foray into NFL free agency after the Panthers officially cut him on March 24. Once thought to have prominent immediate suitors in the quarterback-needy Chargers (minus Philip Rivers) and Patriots (minus Tom Brady), Newton may need to settle for a competitive backup situation at best, despite having franchise starting status since he entered the league as the No. 1 overall pick in 2011.”It’s so much possibility right now for me, but the fact that this corona(virus) situation has hit — I’m not a person to blame or do any of that things (sic), man, it’s business,” Newton told Paul. “But at the same time, I think I have been affected in a lot of ways, and it’s just (unfortunate). But yeah, at the end of the day, man, I’m going to let the ball play how it play, man, and go from there.”Although Newton has made the most of the “weird” time to get physically and mentally stronger, he also admitted how he now carries a “family-size” chip on his shoulder.So why hasn’t Newton signed? Speaking of the shoulder, you can bet some teams were and continue to be scared by whether he can return to throwing the ball at a high level ever again. There’s also an equal durability concern about his foot, given that running is such a key component of his game.Nine years ago, Newton was the rare, pioneering athletic freak at the position, ushering in a much more comfortable era for dual-threat quarterbacks in the NFL. His immense physical talents proved his doubters wrong, culminating in his 2015 MVP season in which led the Panthers to Super Bowl 50.But the same fearless elements that made Newton a dominant passing and running force at his peak have caught up with him; he has more wear and tear than most quarterbacks his age (he turns 31 on May 11). With all that, there’s a concern whether Newton can reinvent himself into more of a pocket passer. With a raised emphasis on efficiency — the biggest reason why NFL 2019 interception leader Jameis Winston got his only real interest from the Saints as flyer behind Drew Brees  — there’s a worry Newton won’t rate well in a different offense.There’s another unfair stigma attached to Newton — one Winston also carries. With teams having reservations about simply bridging either quarterback to another starting job, the concern turns to whether they can embrace the mind set of willing backups. It was easier for Marcus Mariota, taken No. 2 overall behind Winston in 2015, to find a second home with the Raiders; his demotion from once-franchise quarterback already came with the Titans.MORE: Newton’s Carolina legacy actually isn’t complicated at allNFL teams also don’t like wild-card players. It’s hard to compartmentalize Newton for them at the moment, to the point that taking a more controlled chance on a rookie in the draft became a better alternative. The Bears, once a great fit for Newton, chose to stay inside the box with Nick Foles as their contingency for Mitchell Trubisky. For those wanting outside the box, a middle-round pick on Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts had more appeal — and he was drafted into a developmental backup role behind the Eagles’ Carson Wentz. Panthers general manager Marty Hurney called Cam Newton’s release in late March “difficult.” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn called Cam Newton “a good quarterback for somebody” before drafting Justin Herbert in April Neither of those kinds of sentiments have added up to a new job for one of the NFL’s most accomplished contemporary quarterbacks.For Newton, going from Carolina’s franchise quarterback to a free agent without a team wanting to sign him yet has been downright frustrating. Speaking with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul in an Instagram Live interview earlier this month, Newton explained the feeling of being in “uncharted waters for the first time in my career.”last_img read more