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December 14, 2012
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  • Mass. court grants TRO to prohibit tanks from coming into town
    A Massachusetts court granted the town of Grafton a temporary restraining order to stop the delivery of four propane storage tanks in the town. Grafton & Upton Railroad recently bought the tanks from New England Gas for a proposed propane transfer station in an area that town officials say is residential. In a court filing, the town said it would suffer "irreparable harm" if the tanks were delivered before the town could study and respond to Grafton & Upton's claim that the federal government, not the town, has jurisdiction over railroad commerce. Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.) (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Eagle Ford development creates 4,000 jobs in Texas county
    The Eagle Ford Shale drilling boom has generated more than 4,000 jobs for producers and service companies in Bexar County, Texas, according to a report from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. "We've never been handed anything like this before," said Nelson Wolff, a county judge. The county is also expected to have 11,627 jobs related to shale development with a $507 million payroll by 2021, the report determined. (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Brochure Details Free Training for Builders
    A free brochure on continuing education credits for local builders highlights online courses that cover such topics as installation, products, applications, and propane's environmental advantages. Most of the courses are available either as an on-demand webinar or in the PDF format. The brochure can be downloaded from this page on the Propane MaRC. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Video Previews Personal Safety Training Series
    See a preview of the Propane Personal Safety Training Series from the Propane Education & Research Council. The series offers insight and training for on-the-job safety directed to management and staff, as well as illustrating specific safe procedures for common tasks in the propane industry. The series includes a three-part video, a companion workbook, an instructor PowerPoint presentation and a how-to on conducting tasks in a safe manner. View the video. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 5 reasons bosses shouldn't try to be perfect
    Perfectionism isn't a desirable trait in business leaders, writes Henna Inam. The best leaders are comfortable in their own skin and recognize, and even embrace, their flaws to develop an authentic and credible leadership style, Inam argues. "They learn to ease their desire to 'be perfect' based on some kind of external standard in favor of 'being powerful' in an authentic way," she writes. The Glass Hammer blog (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well."
--William Osler,
Canadian physician

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