first_imgIDX Systems Corp and the State of Vermont to start an apprenticeship program that will train workers for jobs at the medical software company in South Burlington.Interested people must be willing to train for eight weeks. The training cost nothing and also pays nothing. Once they pass the training course they will have an opportunity for a paid, full-time apprenticeship at IDX Systems Corp. After the one year apprenticeship they have an opportunity for a full-time job that pays in the range of $45,000 to $50,000 a year.This apprenticeship program is a joint effort between the State of Vermont and Vermont HITEC, a nonprofit organization affiliated with IDX.Started one year ago, the IDX information technology program is the first in the state. Starting April 15th, this will be the fourth program with 17 students enrolled.The total cost of the program is $240,000, with $90,000 paid by a federal grant through the Department of Employment and Training.For more information on the program call Julie Davis, Executive Director, Vermont HITEC at 802-864-1758 ext. 4104.last_img read more

first_imgDebutant Eric Dier scored a dramatic injury-time winner to get Mauricio Pochettino’s era at Tottenham off to a winning start against London rivals West Ham. Both sides finished with 10 men but it was Spurs who came out on top as new defensive recruit Dier popped up on the edge of the Hammers’ box in injury time to round Adrian and slip home a winning goal. The visitors should have been behind at that stage but Mark Noble missed a first-half penalty for West Ham, with full-back Kyle Naughton sent off after handling in the box. Tottenham came close to breaking the deadlock against the run of play as Erik Lamela stole the ball off Noble and played in Aaron Lennon, who could only whip his shot over the bar. Vaz Te finally forced Lloris into a save, albeit a routine one, as he headed into the ground and straight into the hands of the France goalkeeper. After the break it was Downing who stung the palms of Lloris, with Pochettino deciding to change things on the hour-mark as Andros Townsend and Lewis Holtby were introduced moments before the contest was evened up. Collins picked up his second yellow card as he stopped Emmanuel Adebayor in his tracks with referee Chris Foy having a busy first day of the new season. Christian Eriksen may have fluffed his lines from the free-kick that followed but Spurs were soon in the ascendancy for the first time in the game. Townsend forced Adrian into the best save of the match before seeing a similar effort deflected off target shortly afterwards. With both sides a body light, the game opened up as the half wore on – with Noble only able to shoot straight at Lloris after Younes Kaboul had failed to bring the ball out of defence for the visitors. Allardyce brought on summer signing Enner Valencia for a 10-minute cameo with the Ecuador striker receiving a rapturous reception from the home fans. It was Downing, though, who came close to winning it late on for West Ham. The England winger exchanged neat passes with Kevin Nolan on the edge of the Spurs box before forcing his way through on goal, with Lloris doing well to close in and block Downing’s shot. Adrian had to be lively at the opposing end to push out a long-range Nabil Bentaleb drive but the Spaniard could do nothing as Dier, a summer signing from Sporting Lisbon, kept his cool to send the travelling Spurs fans into delirium. Press Association James Collins went the same way as Naughton in the second half as he picked up a second booking – with Tottenham only coming to life when the teams were level at 10-a-side. Sam Allardyce had the jinx over Spurs last season as he guided the Hammers to three wins against their London rivals – and the 59-year-old will be left bemoaning his side’s inability to hit the target despite enjoying periods of sustained possession earlier in the game. Hugo Lloris made a superb save from Stewart Downing in the closing stages as both sides appeared destined to share the spoils before Dier, playing at right-back following Naughton’s dismissal, stayed onside and latched onto Harry Kane’s through ball to steer home a winner and give Pochettino a victorious start. During the summer Allardyce had been tasked with bringing a more entertaining brand of football to Upton Park and, up against Pochettino’s supposedly free-flowing Spurs side, his team started the brighter. Midway through the half Ricardo Vaz Te miscued when a Collins flick-on found the Portuguese winger in plenty of space at the back post and shortly afterwards debutant Cheikhou Kouyate’s diving header flew inches wide of Lloris’ goal. With just under half an hour on the clock the hosts were given the perfect opportunity to open the scoring when they were awarded a penalty for handball against Naughton. The full-back was arguably unlucky to be sent off for the misdemeanour but Noble could only drag the resulting spot-kick wide, with Lloris diving the wrong way. The Hammers remained the dominant force for the remainder of the half but could not find a way past Lloris, with Vaz Te flashing an effort wide as Allardyce’s side continued to struggle in their quest to find the target. last_img read more

first_img Published on September 12, 2018 at 11:11 pm Contact KJ: [email protected] | @KJEdelman Syracuse faced a great deal of problems on its four-game road trip — an inconsistency at the goalkeeper position, not being able to muster enough clean shots and giving up goals behind a unprotected backline to save the opposing attack. But one issue that arose on its 1-3 road trip was out of SU’s control: The Orange’s transition from natural grass to turf.When Syracuse (3-4) plays at SU Soccer Stadium, it plays on a 120- by 75-meter natural grass field. In its last four games, SU has played on varying turf fields, converting only two of its 40 shots. In its three losses, including two 4-0 losses to No. 11 Penn State and then-winless Harvard, SU was outscored 11-1.While some players prefer turf over their home stadium’s natural grass, the Orange’s transition to the new fields caused its offense to speed up and make more errors over the last two weeks. With ACC road play beginning Sept. 20 at Boston College, a turf field, SU needs to improve on its recent turf play to get back to .500.“You have to be more precise on turf,” head coach Phil Wheddon said, “And, honestly, that’s what got us down in our last game. We weren’t precise enough.”Before the Aug. 30 matchup against Harvard, SU transitioned from practicing on Hookway Fields’ natural grass to Wohl Lacrosse Field and Skytop, both turf fields.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTurf creates a faster game — the ball moves quicker, the bounce can be a little different and a player’s touch has to be spot on to avoid turnovers, Wheddon said. It creates a shorter surface for players to compete on. The pitch features well-cut turf instead of varying lengths of grass, which all players would prefer in good weather, forward Kate Hostage said.“Turf is a lot harder and grass has a lot more to give,” Laurel Ness said. “I like playing through balls and balls in the air off corners, and the grass has so much more give to it. It’s a lot better.”But problems start to arise when the weather changes. When turf gets wet, it creates a different reaction than natural grass fields.“The ball will skip quite a lot when it’s wet. It’ll be unreliable,” Hostage said, “It could hit a patch of mud and stop.”Despite a familiarity with a natural grass home field, most SU players prefer turf because of its pace. Every field turf is different though, and the adjustment gives the home team an early advantage, Wheddon said.While SU didn’t allow a goal in the first 15 minutes of play on its four game road stretch, it didn’t do much offensively. Between Aug. 30 and Sept. 9, SU registered three shots and eight fouls in its first 15 minutes of play.“It’s more the first 15 minutes of touches that you have to adjust than the long-term situation and having it impact you that much,” Sydney Brackett said.When players adjust to practicing on turf the days before a game, Wheddon said he has to be strategic in practice drills and how long practice is. The wear and tear from playing on multiple surfaces can make a player sore before game day. But he said the only way the Orange will improve its play on turf is with increased repetitions.With ACC play approaching, the Orange will need to get off to faster starts to gain the early advantage.“We have to make sure our players are ready to play on a new surface,” Wheddon said, “… the technical things let us down and we’re usually a very technical team.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here are the sports scores for Wellington High School since Thursday. If you have a score to report, send it to [email protected] Softball Wellington varsity girls improved their record to 2-4 with a sweep against El Dorado.The Crusaders won the first game 7-6 and the second game 10-1. The line score and batting statistics are as follows:GAME 1: Wellington 7 El Dorado 6 EHS 0 1 0 0 0 5 0.    6 7 1WHS 1 0 2 1 1 0 2.   7 10 3Pitching:WP Lewellen 7I 7H 6R 3ER 2BB 6KLP OwensOathout 1/3 1R 1BB 1DBLAdams 1/4 1R 1DBLBuck 2/3 3R 1BB 1DBL 4SBE Goodrum 3/4 1R 3RBI 1DBLB DeJarnett 0/4A Goodrum 2/4 1R 1RBI 1ROEM Fink 0/2 1SAC 1SBLewellen 0/3Zimmerman 1/3 Boys baseballThe Wellington-Wichita Collegiate baseball double-header was postponed for 24 hours and will be played tonight. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down disappointed · 279 weeks ago JV softball girls won both their games last night. Thanks for reporting on them. Report Reply 1 reply · active 279 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 279 weeks ago Then someone needs to send me an e-mail. I’ll gladly put in the score. But you have to help me out. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments JV boys baseballWellington junior varsity swept Wichita Collegiate 6-5, 20-9.  Crusader D.J. Seyfert hit a two-out walk-off single game 1 for our third walk-off victory in six games. Wellington JV is 5-1 on the season.center_img GAME 2 – Wellington 10 El Dorado 1EHS   1 0 0 0 0 0 0     1 4 3WHS. 0 7 0 1 1 1 X.   10 7 2WP Dry 7I 4H 1R 1ER 2BB 2KLP BowlinEHS   1 0 0 0 0 0 0     1 4 3WHS. 0 7 0 1 1 1 X.   10 7 2WP Dry 7I 4H 1R 1ER 2BB 2KLP Bowlin Wellington track The Crusader track team opened its season last Thursday in the Clearwater participation Track meet. The results are as follows. (Special thanks to Steve Sturgis of for typing up the results because Sumner Newscow editor couldn’t get his act together)BOYSLong Jump Mason – 19′ 10.5″ – 2ndGilkey – 19′ 1″ – 4th110 M HurdlesReichenberger – 14.92 – 1st100M RunRusk – 11.84 – 6thDiscusKop – 105′ 9.5″ – 3rdShot PutKop – 39′ 8″ – 3rdKing – 39′ ” – 4thPole VaultBeard (Lane) 11′ 6″ – 1stMason – 10′ – 2ndBeard (Levi) 9′ 6″ – 3rdSoria 9′ 6″ – 4th4 x 100M RelayWellington – 44.71 – 1stJavelinKop – 126′ 2″ – 5thNorris – 119′ 6″ – 6th400M RunTroutman – 53.55 – 1st300 M HurdlesReichenberger – 40.95 – 1st800M RunPfalzgraf – 2:08.05 – 1stMcDonald – 2:25.4 – 6th200M RunRusk – 23.83 – 3rdGIRLSShot PutMoore – 27′ 2.5″ – 6thHigh JumpCarstensen – 3″ 10″ – 6thLong JumpMcGlothin – 15′ 2″ – 1stPole VaultMcNamara – 7′ – 3rdDiscusWilliams – 88′ 3″ – 4thMoore – 87′ 9″ – 5th100M RunSchettler – 12.95 – 1st4x100M RelayWellington – 52.81 – 1st1600MTracy – 7:10.32 – 6th200M RunSchettler – 26.24 – 1stMcGluflyn – 27.98 – 2nd800M RunTredway – 2:43.67 – 1stBarker – 3:4.9 – 4thTracy – 3:15.2 – 5thFollow us on Twitter.last_img read more