The Education and Training Section has educational information ranging from high school remediation to graduate-level courses. National American University (NAU) offers degree programs on base. Several other schools are available in the nearby area, in addition to military-friendly colleges available online.Adult community education, including English as a second language and the general education diploma (GED high school equivalency certificate), is offered through the Career Learning Center in Rapid City. Western Dakota Technical Institute provides a variety of vocational-technical programs such as mechanics, drafting and medical fields. The Oglala Lakota College offers two- and four-year degrees with majors that include education and Native American studies.NAU offers on-base classes ranging from an associate to a master’s degree. It has an extended campus on base to serve the needs of military and civilian students within the Rapid City area. Most classes are conducted on base and carry resident credit. NAU is also the on-base national testing center for CLEP and DSSTs.The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSM&T) campus is in Rapid City. The school is nationally recognized, with a full range of engineering and technical degrees, including pre-health. Courses are scheduled primarily during the day with some evening classes available. The University of South Dakota (USD) and South Dakota State University (SDSU) have a combined nursing school near the SDSM&T campus, with course work from the two-year level through a master’s degree, including nurse practitioner.Black Hills State University (BHSU) in Rapid City houses six state schools (BHSU, SDSU, USD, DSU, NSU and SDSM&T), offering a variety of degrees and programs.The Base Education and Training Center offers professional counseling and guidance, including information on Air Force tuition assistance, GI Bill benefits, financial aid programs and choosing career or education goals. College offices, both on and off base, also provide advisement and assistance. Resources are also available at the base library.Counseling services are available by calling 605-385-2308 or DSN 675-2308 or by visiting the offices in the Rushmore Center, Suite 2500.CIVILIAN TRAININGThis office is responsible for all newcomers and follow-up training required for civilians assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base. Annually organizations can request training for their civilian employees.FORMAL TRAININGFormal Training is in the Education Office. The Formal Training office is responsible for the oversight of all Air Force directed and funded formal military training. Examples of these trainings are in-residence professional military education (PME), technical training and flying training courses.
The Vermont Tourism Department this year compiled a list of what guests and residents liked the most on VermontVacation.com. Some topics were undeniably pure Vermont, while other top stories were a surprise.While it’s easy to spend days simply taking in the scenery, we found that folks really want to be a part of it. This Top Ten reads like a virtual ‘To-Do’ list of favorite Vermont places and activities.10.) All Aboard: Vermont by Rail is an apt caboose to this ‘Top 10,’ as new Amtrak offers and deals were on the right course in 2013.9.) Newflash! The VermontVacation.com Press Room ranking reveals that readers want the latest news, with top topics ranging from Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve to comprehensive summertime events.8.) A Free for All: Every June, Vermont Days is host to free fishing, free state-historic sites entry, fee state parks entry and admission to the Vermont History Museum. Fortunately, this news was shared quite ‘freely’ on social media!7.)’ So Close, SoVT:’ Southern Vermont’ was abuzz in 2013. The vibrant, historic communities of Brattleboro, Bennington, Wilmington and Manchester hosted nearly nonstop events and festivals.6.)’ Life on the Homefront:’ Vermont’s Civil War history, museum exhibits and events during the’ Vermont Civil War Sesquicentennial’ have piqued history buffs and visitors’ interests ‘ with major events coming in 2014 too!5.) Cheers to Vermont Beer! A ‘Meet the brewers’ contest fortified this beloved topic! Find a trail and your favorite brew at Vermont Breweries.4.) Moooving Up on the List: While good taste is always in fashion in Vermont, a ‘Meet the Farmers’ getaway contest helped propel Vermont Farms into a top ranking topic. We will be sure to share more Vermont farm and food news for hungry readers in 2014!3.) Cheese & Skis: Vermont’s Winter Wanderland is giving away 200+ lift tickets this season; coming in as Top 3, there’s no arguing that Winter paired with Vermont cheddar is not a major draw.2.) Seeing is BeLeafing: With the launch of video foliage reports, Vermont Tourism delivered foliage progression as close to real-time as possible this year. This allowed for better driving routes and planning for peak foliage travel. When it comes to year-round interest, we’re pleased to see that Fall Foliage is always peak!1.) Ready, Set, Plan! Rightly so, the Travel Planner is sixteen times more popular than any other topic on VermontVacation.com. With info on lodging, attractions and events ‘this one-stop-shop is your go-to for Vermont news and info, and we could not be happier it’s your Number One!Source: Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing 12.31.2013‘
Le Monde: L’information fait frémir. Cent millisecondes suffisent pour qu’un employeur potentiel, ou un membre de jury de concours ou d’examen, se fasse une opinion sur quelqu’un. En un dixième de seconde, il se fera une première impression : compétent (ou incompétent), travailleur (ou cossard), aimable (ou détestable). Et pour peu que ce sélectionneur se vante de se fier à son intuition, les conséquences peuvent être formidables (ou désastreuses).Un chercheur américain, Alex Todorov, professeur de psychologie à l’université de Princeton (Etats-Unis), avait fait ce constat dès 2006, à la suite de tests réalisés sur 200 personnes. Les résultats en ont été publiés dans la revue Psychological Science. D’après ceux-ci, le temps ne fait rien à l’affaire. La réflexion modifie peu la première impression.Read the whole story: Le Monde More of our Members in the Media >
TORRANCE, CA — Vic Edelbrock Jr. awarded WyoTech student Kyle Krawczyk a $5,500 check as winner of the 2005 Vic Edelbrock Sr./WTI Foundation Scholarship in a ceremony at the Laramie, WY, campus. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“This is the second year of our scholarship program with WyoTech and we’re extremely pleased with it,” said Edelbrock, president and CEO of Edelbrock Corp. “WyoTech is a prestigious automotive technical institute. Its programs are strong and produce knowledgeable automotive students who are eager and ready to work. Our industry definitely needs them.” On scholarship winner Krawczyk, Edelbrock had nothing but praise for the 20-year-old student. “What a deserving individual,” Edelbrock said. “Kyle has maintained a very high grade average, likes racing, hot rods and working on cars. I’m glad we at Edelbrock can help him continue his automotive endeavors.” For Krawczyk, who hails from Applegate, CA, the scholarship is dream come true. “I’m very surprised and honored,” he said. “I think it’s great that Vic Edelbrock helps automotive students with scholarships like this. I’m so thankful to him because it really helps.” “We consider it an honor and a privilege to be associated with the Edelbrock name and to be able to award this annual academic scholarship to a student such as Kyle Krawczyk,” Dale Eslinger, executive director of the WTI Foundation said. “Kyle embodies the professionalism, work ethic and passion that signify an Edelbrock Scholarship recipient. The competition for the Vic Edelbrock Sr. Scholarship Award is incredibly stiff. The parameters are set up to identify the most outstanding students according to grades, attendance record, work ethic, professionalism and passion for the high-performance engine industry. Out of 25 remarkable candidates, Kyle left a significant impression on our Scholarship Selection Committee. His drive to succeed in this line of work coupled with his phenomenal academic performance in the classroom made him the obvious choice for the Edelbrock Scholarship. We at the WTI Foundation wish Kyle all the best in his career and we know he will be an asset to the high-performance engine industry.” AdvertisementWyoTech, which has campuses in Laramie, WY, Sacramento, CA, and Blairsville, PA, offers a specialized automotive curriculum, including training in street rods, custom trim and upholstery, diesel, service management and collision/refinishing. Edelbrock also awards scholarships to automotive students at South Torrance High in California and at the Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland, KS. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
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SCT&E LNG has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding for the sale of liquefied natural gas from its future facilities to be constructed on Monkey Island in Cameron Parish, Louisianna.The MOU for 0.7 million tons per annum of LNG is tied to SCT&E LNG’s upstream 20-year fixed-price for natural gas, the company said in a statement.According to the statement, this multi-billion dollar agreement was signed with a South American counterpart developing an LNG import terminal in a country with whom the U.S. has a free trade agreement.SCT&E LNG’s export project is currently scheduled to produce a total of 12 mtpa of the chilled gas with shipments beginning as soon as late 2021 that will support this South American project, among others.The company revealed earlier that it has signed a deal with a state-owned utility company in Asia for 1.0 mtpa.This week, the SCT&E LNG executive team is traveling to multiple Asian countries to meet with a number of offtakers and investors, the statement said.To support these business transactions, SCT&E LNG is in the process of negotiating with investment banking firms for a capital raise. The company is focused on firms that specialize in large financial transactions.[mappress mapid=”17694″]Image: SCT&E LNG
Okea, a recently established Norwegian oil and gas company, is reportedly buying the troubled Yme oil and gas field in the North Sea.The field operated by Talisman, had been set to produce first oil in 2010, but under Talisman’s ownership has never produced a single barrel due to delays and problems with the production platform.First, Dutch SBM Offshore was late with the delivery of the Yme platform, then, after the delivery, Talisman discovered cracks in the platform’s legs, and after months of negotiations, it was decided that the platform would be disassembled and scrapped.However, according to a report found on Oilvoice on Monday, Yme could be given another chance, as Repsol, which bought Talisman in the meantime, has found a company willing to take Repsol’s 60% stake in the field.Okea, run by Erik Haugane, a former CEO and the founder of Det norske oljeselskalp, was established in September 2015. The company’s plan is not to drill and explore for new oil reserves, but to buy into the previous and ongoing exploration activities.It is not clear what kind of a field development plan is in the works for the Yme field, nor how much Okea will pay for the acquisition.Offshore Energy Today has reached out to Okea, seeking more details. We will update the article should we get a response.Offshore Energy Today Staff
SHARE Husband, wife who survived Las Vegas shooting die in crash Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: October 30, 2017 10:39 PM EDT LAS VEGAS (AP) A husband and wife from California who survived the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival died several weeks after the Oct. 1 massacre in an auto crash.The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Dennis and Lorraine Carver died after their vehicle crashed into a metal gate outside their community in Riverside County, California, and burst into flames on Oct. 16.At the music festival, Dennis Carver jumped on top of his wife to shield her from bullets. They managed to run away from the shooting and were not injured.Brooke Carver, the couple’s 20-year-old daughter, says her parents had grown deeper in love in the weeks after the shooting.The Carvers had been together for 22 years. Author: Associated Press
Law firm chiefs have called for females to account for 40% of business unit leaders within the next three years, on the day women’s rights are marked across the globe.A survey conducted by the Managing Partners Forum shows that women hold 16% of chief executive posts, 27% of business unit leader roles and 46% of functional management leadership roles at professional services firms.Surveyed firms’ three-year projections indicate that the female CEO ratio will increase to 28%, 36% of women will be business leaders and just over half of function management roles will be gender-neutral.Two-thirds of the respondents were law firms.Managing Partners Forum chair Michael Strong said the projections were ‘encouraging’.But the forum has called on boards to raise the female business unit leaders target to 40%. It believes this will help firms to achieve a 30% target for female chief executives.The findings were published the day after West London law firm IBB Solicitors announced that Joanna Debiase (pictured) will become managing partner from 1 May.Debiase, who became a partner at the firm in 2009, is currently operations partner and compliance officer for legal practice.Last month one of the biggest and oldest law firms in the Midlands, Wright Hassall, announced that it had appointed Sarah Perry as its first female managing partner.The forum’s research shows that women are more likely to have primary responsibility for learning, HR, knowledge and communications.Men will have primary responsibility for finance, technology, strategy and sales.Responsibility for marketing, digital, business development, facilities, operations and risk functions tend to be gender-neutral.
Tension over oil terminals in Libya is continuing.However, the country’s National Oil Corporation has plans to resume exports from the contested ports. The oil company says it’s assessing the damages and will carry out any repairs immediately. Forces loyal to rebel commander Khalifa Haftar have seized four of Libya’s key terminals from the UN-backed government. Haftar doesn’t recognise the Tripoli administration.The government has called for urgent talks, to try to quell the tensions.