Know The Game – Smart thinking from the 22 kick off

first_imgFriday Nov 16, 2007 Know The Game – Smart thinking from the 22 kick off Check out this piece of smart thinking by Bobby Joubert of the Griquas which resulted in a try against the Sharks in this years Currie Cup match in Kimberley. From the 22 kickoff the ball heads out on the full. Joubert who catches it has one foot out when he does so. This means that the ball is ruled as going straight out of bounds. Since it was a dropout, it’s the same as kicking out on the full in normal play outside your 22. Therefore, the lineout is upfield from where it was dropped out. Wide awake Joubert goes out of bounds to run up to where the lineout is to take place, throws in the quick-lineout and through some quality ball exchanges, it’s trytime against the bemused Sharks. Wonderful knowledge of the laws results in a try. Great to see players rewarded for smart rugby and a lesson to all – know the game and you will have that extra edge over your opponent. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Know The Game – Smart thinking from the 22 kick off | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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The SHN Residence / Doron Sheinman Architects

first_imgCopyHouses•Neve Shalom, Israel “COPY” Projects Year:  The SHN Residence / Doron Sheinman Architects The SHN Residence / Doron Sheinman ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe SHN Residence / Doron Sheinman Architects Save this picture!© Amit Gosher+ 26Curated by María Francisca González Share Houses 2019 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938364/the-shn-residence-doron-sheinman-architects Clipboard Photographscenter_img Area:  190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Israel CopyAbout this officeDoron Sheinman ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookNeve ShalomIsraelPublished on April 30, 2020Cite: “The SHN Residence / Doron Sheinman Architects” 29 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Amit Gosher Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Cinca, Mutina, Zangra, Agglo Baghin, Global Carpentry – Arkady Baskin, Karelia, Trimble Navigation, Woodwin / JelovicaArchitect In Charge:Doron Sheinman, Noam BitranyCity:Neve ShalomCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Amit GosherRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxResidential ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood in a Split-Level West Vancouver HomeWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText by Lior Galili – The SHN residence at Neve Shalom is a private two-story building for single-family occupancy. Located at Wahat al-Salam / Neve Shalom – a one-of-a-kind Israeli Arab-Jewish village committed to cultural equity – the house’s position embodies the experience of accommodation in terms of both openness and hospitality. Shaped in a ‘U’ around a celebratory entrance yard, the house’s typology conveys an invitation to enter, while simultaneously functioning as a protective shield for its dwellers. The wide, open and well-lit space at the entrance floor creates continuity, which is gently interrupted by the various moments of attraction within it.Save this picture!© Amit GosherSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Amit GosherSave this picture!© Amit GosherOne of those moments is the living room. It functions both as part of the illusion of an extended interiority, and as a pivotal moment in and of itself. Placed at the intersection of the mesmerizing outdoor – far and near – views and the house’s left and right wings, it defines a center of living that is responsive to both the residence’s dwellers and the outer social context. At an axial distance of approximately 1.6 kilometers from the SHN Residence is the Latrun Monastery. The Monastery was founded by French Trappist monks in 1890; in 1970, with the establishment of the peace community of Wahat al-Salam / Neve Shalom, the monks granted the village its lands.Save this picture!© Amit GosherAttuned to its surrounding, the house is built out of respect for and reciprocity to its social setting. Set back by an existing row of olive trees, it functions not only as an attentive figure, but also as one that transforms external constraints into internal assets. The separation provided by the row of trees enhances privacy and protection, and at the same time allows for a clear organization of the lot. The trees’ linearity, rhythm and distance from the adjacent lot played a significant role in the shaping of a ceremonial entrance which uses circulation as its unifying element.Save this picture!© Amit GosherThe continuous nature of the outer and inner circulatory networks constructs a holistic experience of domestic travel in which a close, intimate familiarity with the building is gained through motion. What begins in an encircling gesture from the building’s back to its front yard continues in a seamless circular motion within the main residence’s staircase. These stairs naturally bind the more public space of the entrance floor and the upper, more private, residents’ area. This integrated experience reaches its peak with a balcony overlooking the Ayalon Valley and the remarkable Latrun Hill.Save this picture!© Amit GosherProject gallerySee allShow lessK.Krit Residence / Octane architect & designSelected ProjectsHercules Ecosystem Supply Chain / CAPA & Yizhou DesignSelected Projects Share Architects: Doron Sheinman Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/938364/the-shn-residence-doron-sheinman-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

Vilsack: China Can do More to Reach Phase One Commitments

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Vilsack: China Can do More to Reach Phase One Commitments By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 29, 2021 SHARE Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/vilsack-china-wrap-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.China could be doing more than just buying corn and soybeans to meet their Phase One commitments.“They could be doing more on the biofuels side, they could be doing more with dried distiller’s grain, they could be doing more in dairy, but certainly corn, soybeans, and some of the other commodities, they are purchasing fairly significant amounts to the point where we’re probably back to where we were pre-tariff. Pre-pandemic for sure.”That’s Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, who adds that the relationship with China is a complex one. He says the fact is, China needs us.“They may not like that. They may not want to have to acknowledge that, but at the end of the day, they can’t grow enough, unlike the United States, to feed their own people. They need the import of food and they can’t necessarily import it from other sources without including the U.S.”Vilsack says the trade war hurt the US market share in China.“Prior to the tariffs assessed by the Trump administration, we had about 25 percent of their market. Today, it’s about 15 percent. I raised that issue with the (Chinese Minister of Agriculture), but it’s incumbent upon us to continue to make the case to continue to press their responsibilities under Phase One, and to continue to look for ways in which they recognize that they can have the best quality, the safest product, and reliable and stable supply of product coming from the U.S.”Vilsack recently spoke with his counterpart in China to discuss these issues and more, including how they can cooperate on climate. SHARE Vilsack: China Can do More to Reach Phase One Commitments Facebook Twitter Previous articleWho do You Trust for Agronomic Information?Next articleConsumers Plan Record Spending on Easter Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Bridal Showcase Previews Your Big Day

first_img “Every single wedding is memorable,” said Susan Dunne, owner of Weddings by Susan Dunne and organizer of this year’s Bridal Showcase at Noor. “It all depends on the couple and what they want.”She organized the #justsaidyes event from her list of trusted vendors so that brides and grooms could meet multiple vendors all in one place. Unlike other bridal showcases, Dunne aimed to recreate the atmosphere of an actual wedding so that couples could better envision their big day.The event features cake samples from Merengue and Fantasy Frostings, crepes from Bon Cafetit and liquid nitrogen frozen ice cream from Sub Zero Ice Cream. The indoor and outdoor spaces were furnished with rental items from Toast Party Rentals. Owner, Eliona, described the current style as shabby chic – a cross between elegance and rustic furniture.Models showed off Aria wedding dresses, designed by Tak Hau. His locally-produced wedding dresses can be customized to any shape, style and silhouette.“Brides are more internet savvy and do their research before coming in,” said Hau. “We offer mix-and-match options so each bride can make it her own.”This trend of customization was apparent in everything from the dresses to the desserts. More and more couples are choosing to tie the knot their own way and are looking for one-of-a-kind experiences. Laurel Rose, owner of Dance Street, added that most couples bring their own music request custom choreography for their first dance.“The best thing couples can do to enjoy their big day is to invest in a wedding planner,” said Dunne.Visit Weddings by Susan Dunne at www.weddingsbysusandunne.com for help planning your perfect wedding. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Cover Story Bridal Showcase Previews Your Big Day Story and Photography by VERONICA AN Published on Friday, February 24, 2017 | 2:15 am Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Community News Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News last_img read more

Chicago alligator nicknamed ‘Chance the Snapper’ evades capture, draws onlookers

first_imgJoe Raedle/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The reptilian attraction that has taken Chicago by storm continues to evade capture, as authorities ramp up their search efforts and city residents yearn for a spotting.The alligator, which was first spotted Tuesday, has drawn quite the fan base as it dodges traps in the Humboldt Park lagoon.“I think they named him, what, ‘Chance the Snapper,’” onlooker Xavier Perez told ABC Chicago station WLS. “So coming out here to see Chance.”“I don’t really like them but I am really excited to see if it is out there in the lake,” Layla Ortiz told the station.Officials have been working day and night to humanely capture the animal, Jenny Schlueter, a spokeswoman for Chicago Animal Care and Control, told ABC News Friday.“It’s just not gonna be easy to do,” Schlueter said. “The traps are set around the clock … Chicago police department is on the scene or an animal control officer at all times, so someone is always there.”The alligator is believed to have been a pet that someone dropped in the lagoon, Schlueter said. The new territory, and the alligator’s need to acclimate to that territory, are possible reasons why the animal hasn’t taken to the traps, which include chicken drumsticks, fish and rats.“We don’t know when the alligator ate last, and if he’s not hungry or he’s too nervous to eat then it’s just a waiting game,” Schlueter added. “It could be weeks or months until he eats again.”The noise from the many residents may also be scaring off the reptile from surfacing, she noted.“Imagine, he was living in a bathtub or a tank and then to an 8-acre lagoon,” she said.The Chicago Animal Care and Control department connected with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Friday to try to come up with a plan as to how to capture the alligator before the weekend, according to Schlueter.The Illinois DNR is sending more officers to help and authorities are laying more traps.The alligator was last seen by a police officer around 2 a.m. Thursday, but has not been spotted since, according to Chicago police.“We haven’t trapped it yet,” Anthony Guglielmi, spokesman for the police department, wrote ABC News in an email. “The traps were set but he hasn’t taken the bait.”A volunteer with the Chicago Herpetological Society, known as Alligator Bob, is one of the many people assigned to the case. Members of the Illinois Conservation Police and Chicago Animal Care and Control have also been part of the search efforts.The Chicago Park District did not comment on updates to the case.Alligator Bob has monitored the animal’s movements and moved the traps as he sees fit, Schlueter said. The traps are checked every two hours.Police have put up a temporary fence and signs, reminding residents of the dangers.“The alligator is a wild animal and poses immense danger to any person who could come into contact with it,” Chicago police wrote in a tweet.Since 1998, the city has seen 20 alligators, Schlueter said. Some came through confiscating resident’s pets, while others were rescued from the Chicago River or Lake Michigan. She believes it is the first time an alligator has ever surfaced in the Humboldt Park lagoon.“It’s not usual,” she noted, “but it isn’t the first time it’s happened, either.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ministry of Cake director to share success story

first_imgMD of Ministry of Cake, Chris Ormrod, will share his success story with aspiring food entrepreneurs on the 12-13 November at the Bread and Butter festival at the Institute of Directors, London. The Ministry of Cake director will join the likes of Mark Palmer from Pret A Manger and Tom Newton, founder of snack company Graze as the festivals key speakers.Ormrod has managed Ministry of Cake for 12 years and previously worked for Richard Branson, helping to set up the soft drinks company Virgin Cola.In July, he was rewarded the CEO of the Year award for the south west in the Management Team Awards 2016, organised by the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA).Ormrod commented: “I am pleased to be in a position to support new food entrepreneurs. Having met some of them at the local Bread and Butter event in Exeter, I can see that they have some great ideas for new food and drinks concepts.“What was common to all of them was their absolute drive, determination and focus –often shortened to the single word ‘passion’. It’s what makes them keep trying to grow their businesses day in and day out.”The Bread and Butter festival is the first of its kind to help food start-ups to gather the right ingredients to help them rise and will feature six zones, each one offering advice on growing a food and drink brand.Chris Ormrod was part of the judging panel at this year’s National Cupcake Championships and announced the winner of the Classic Cupcake: Sticky Toffee Pudding by Teasy Does It.last_img read more

Show Some Skin’ hits big

first_img“Show Some Skin: It’s Complicated,” a performance of 27 anonymously submitted dialogues by 18 actors, opened Thursday night at the Carey Auditorium of Hesburgh Library with consecutive performances the following two nights. While last year’s show “The Race Monologues” centered on race and ethnicity, “Show Some Skin” broadened its focus to include all forms of identity at Notre Dame. Sophomore Monica McEvoy, an actor in the show, said she joined after stage manager Sarah Yunjung Jung told her she would be a good fit for this year’s changed focus. “I’ve always wanted to be involved in something like this on campus,” McEvoy said. “Sarah really encouraged me to actually do it.” The dialogues McEvoy and her fellow actors performed ranged from topics of depression to race, which she said made the show more comprehensive and relatable for all audience members. Those who participate in the show are able to see how brave these anonymous writers really are, McEvoy said. While the writers use their talent to create these dialogues, the actors use their passion to perform on the authors’ behalf. “It’s one of the most gratifying experiences I’ve ever been involved in,” she said. “These voices, the anonymous writers that have submitted these pieces, it’s nice that actors are sharing their story for them.” Besides acting her two dialogues titled “The Story of Bread” and “Average ND,” McEvoy also participated in several of the other skits. “They had people in the background in some of them so I was a kindergartener coloring with crayons in one of them, I was a person in a lineup in the back in another,” she said. “I also played a pale person in one of the pieces.” Once students participate in the show as actors, they are not allowed to act again. McEvoy said the creators of the show want to have different people involved each year. “I can’t be an actor again, but I’m definitely considering being part of the production in some form,” she said. She said she may join the storyboard team or even submit an anonymous piece. McEvoy enjoyed the experience not only because of the content but also because of the friends she made as well. “I met a lot of really cool people that I wouldn’t have known at all otherwise,” she said. “We’re just not from the same circles.” Sophomore Katelyn Virga attended the show after seeing how hard one of her friends was working on her pieces for the show. After hearing her perform her dialogues in the dorm, Virga said she became interested in the idea and decided to see the whole production. “I really enjoyed it,” she said. “I like how they incorporated not just racial issues but also stories of people dealing with body image issues, self-confidence and finding themselves.” Stories on students dealing with bulimia and anorexia also were voiced during the show. Virga said those stories provided a new perspective on how these issues can affect anyone at Notre Dame. “That could be anyone down the hall,” she said. “We just don’t know.” Virga said students need to be careful not to judge, and they should watch what they say. “Even comments we say to our friends that we consider harmless could affect someone, could hurt them without us even knowing it,” she said. The dialogues often contained comic relief portions scattered throughout, she said. The stories varied in length, some lasting several minutes while the shortest was one line. Virga said the lines were powerful regardless of the length. As a follow-up to the show, McEvoy said the production team and faculty advisors will host a conversation open to any audience members who attended one of the performances. The discussion will take place on April 12 from 6-8 p.m. in the Notre Dame Room of LaFortune Student Center. As stated in the Show Some Skin pamphlet, students are welcomed to share their thoughts on the dialogues or their own stories and learn more about getting involved in the show next year.last_img read more

Sucker control

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaSome countries say they don’t want Georgia tobacco because farmers here use too much of a certain chemical on their crop. But the farmers say they use it to produce high yields and good quality. University of Georgia scientists have worked out a system to make both sides happy.Farmers cut off the flowers that grow from the tops of maturing tobacco plants. This helps plants concentrate nutrients into becoming larger and heavier, increasing yields and quality.The suckersAfter the flower is removed, however, plants begin to grow little shoots called suckers where the leaves branch off from the stalks. There can be many suckers on one plant. And each can suck nutrients away from the large leaves farmers want to sell.”If the grower’s not able to control suckers, the yield and quality of the tobacco will be severely reduced,” says J. Michael Moore, a UGA Extension Service tobacco agronomist in Tifton, Ga.Moore and other UGA scientists and Extension Service agents in tobacco counties have developed a sucker control system that enables growers to depend less on maleic hydrazide (MH), the systemic growth-regulating chemical international buyers shun.Another wayThey do it by using contact fatty alcohols with a noncontroversial chemical called Prime+.With this treatment, growers can control sucker growth, Moore said, and produce cured leaf with acceptable MH residue levels. The Georgia growers who use the system will be able to sell their tobacco in world markets.To control suckers, farmers use contact or systemic chemicals. Contact chemicals run down the stalk, burn newly formed suckers and cause them to dehydrate. The plant doesn’t absorb them, and foreign buyers have no problem with them.Systemic chemicals, however, are absorbed by the plants. They restrain cell division around the suckers to stop their growth. MH is the most common growth-regulating chemical used to do this.No studies have shown for sure that MH is bad for humans, Moore said. But some countries like Germany don’t want to buy some U.S. tobacco because of its high MH levels.The international target for MH residues on tobacco is 80 parts per million. Most buyers don’t want anything higher than this. Georgia tobacco samples have averaged MH levels between 125 ppm to 210 ppm over the past 15 years, he said.Georgia’s warm, humid environment makes suckers more likely to grow. Without the alternative treatment with Prime+, the state’s farmers have to use more MH to control them, he said.As much as 50 percent of Georgia’s tobacco ends up overseas, Moore said. It’s important for the state’s farmers to have access to international markets, especially since they can grow only half as much tobacco as they did in 1998 because of quota reductions by the U.S. government.Georgia growers will grow about 54 million pounds of flue-cured tobacco in 2004, about 16 percent less than in 2003. They’ll start planting it around March 15.last_img read more

‘Turf terrorists’

first_imgBy Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaWhite grubs don’t look so tough. But the pudgy little C-shapedlarvae can be like tiny terrorists, attacking your lawn whilestaying downright hard to get to.”It’s very hard to deliver an insecticide to the target area,”said Kris Braman, an entomologist with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on theGriffin, Ga., campus.”Turf is a good filtration system,” Braman said. “The same aspectthat helps turf protect the groundwater makes it harder toprotect the grass itself. For a product to be effective, you haveto get it down through that turf 3 to 4 inches into the soil.”White grubs are the larvae of Japanese beetles, green Junebeetles, May and June beetles and chafers. With creamy whiteabdomens and brown heads, they look harmless. But they’re not.Wilting or brown grass patches may be a sign that they’re eatingyour lawn.The right stuffBraman said many older pesticides are no longer available forwhite grubs. “Trichlorfon (Bayer Advanced) and carbaryl (SevinSL) are among the only products that will provide curativecontrol of large grubs that are registered for use on lawns,” shesaid.Newer products can be effective, too, and may be safer for theenvironment.”One product, imidacloprid, has been on the market for severalyears now,” Braman said. “It’s a broad-spectrum, systemic productthat’s effective at very low use rates. And it’s less harmful tonontarget species.”Imidacoprid is also sold under the Bayer Advanced label, shesaid. Be sure and check the label for the appropriate product.Say ‘when'”The challenge is to apply the product at the correct time,because it only works on small grubs,” she said. In Georgia, thegrubs are usually still small during July and early August.Another product, halofenozide, is a growth regulator. “Itinterferes with the insects’ ability to molt and grow,” Bramansaid. “It’s relatively less harmful to white grubs’ naturalenemies and beneficial insects. It also needs to be applied totarget the young grubs.”So, whatever pesticide you use, don’t wait to do it. To get thebest control, apply imidacloprid while the adult beetles and eggsare present. “It’s best to apply imidacloprid two to four weeksafter the peak flight of the parent beetles,” she said.The peak flight of Japanese beetles is easy enough to note. Lookfor less obvious beetles, such as May beetles or chafers, to beflying around lights at night.”Halofenozide needs to go out earlier, too,” Braman said. “But weseem to have a little more flexibility with it. It’s generallymost effective in July and early August.”Whatever the product, the key is to get it 3 to 4 inches into thesoil. “To do that, you have to use a half-inch of irrigation,”Braman said.Which ones?If you’ve had a problem with white grubs in the past, she said,check your lawn for them in August and September. Cut three sidesof a square foot of turf with a shovel. Then fold the sod flapback and look for grubs in the top 2 or 3 inches of soil androots.”If you find more than four, contact the county UGA CooperativeExtension office,” she said. “The county agent can help youidentify the species you have.”Some species, she said, can damage turf with just four grubs persquare foot. Others can have 10 to 20 per square foot and stillnot damage turf.Braman said new biological products, including some soilnematodes and Bacillus thuringiensis products, may soonhelp control white grubs.”These new products provide different modes of action,” she said.”And they help us avoid resistance problems in white grubs.”(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Governor’s Summit on the Employment of People with Disabilities

first_imgMike Wallace, co-editor and correspondent of CBS’s 60 Minutes will be the keynote speaker at the Governor’s Summit for the Employment of People with Disabilities.This year’s summit will focus on the employment of people with mental health issues. Wallace will speak about his struggles with depression, a mental health disorder that affects 18 million Americans.Governor James Douglas will be presenting awards to Vermont businesses that have made a difference in employing people with disabilities. Senator James Jeffords will also be speaking at the luncheon.The Luncheon will be held April 7 at 1:00 pm at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center. For more information please contact Chris McCarthy, VABIR, 802-655-7215last_img read more