The University of the Aftermarket Foundation board of trustees has elected its slate of officers for fiscal year 2018. Veteran aftermarket industry executive Robert Egan, MAAP, will serve as chairman of the foundation.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementEgan retired from Federal-Mogul in 2015. During his esteemed 36-year career, he held a series of executive roles of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as senior vice president, sales and strategy. He played an instrumental role in the growth of Federal-Mogul, helping the company become one of the largest suppliers in the aftermarket. Egan has been an active industry participant throughout his career. He has served as chairman of the Auto Care Association, Automotive Sales Council and Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Business Forum. In 2008, Egan was recognized as “Leader of the Year” by the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA).Egan replaces outgoing Chairman Rusty Bishop, AAP, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. An official confirmation vote was held during the University of the Aftermarket Foundation annual board of trustees meeting, and the following officers were elected:Chairman – Robert Egan, MAAPSenior Vice Chairman – John R. Washbish, MAAP, president and CEO, Aftermarket Auto Parts AllianceSecond Vice Chairman – Larry Pavey, AAP; president, Federated Auto PartsTreasurer – William Maggs, MAAP; president and CEO, National Pronto AssociationSecretary – Joe Pomaranski, MAAP; senior vice president and generalmanager, global aftermarket, Tenneco, Inc.In addition, the following individuals will serve on the University of the Aftermarket Foundation board of trustees in the coming year:AdvertisementDoug Arnold – Robert Bosch LLCWilliam Babcox, AAP – Babcox MediaJim Buzzard, AAP – The Clay Buzzard FamilyMichael Cardone, III – Cardone IndustriesJeff Darby – Dorman ProductsMark Drennan – ACDelcoPhilip Halberg – Federal-Mogul MotorpartsBill Hanvey, AAP – Auto Care AssociationCliff Hovis – AWDAPete Kornafel, MAAPBill Long, AAP – Motor and Equipment Manufacturers AssociationDave McColley – Affinia Group Inc.Roger McCollum, AAP – N.A. Williams Co.David O’Reilly – The O’Reilly and Wooten FamiliesChris Pruitt – East Penn ManufacturingJack Ramsey, AAP – Gates Corp.Mort Schwartz, MAAPDavid Segal, MAAP – Automotive Distribution NetworkDan Sheehan – Dayco Products LLCEric Sills, AAP – Standard Motor ProductsScott Thompson – Epicor Software Corp.Chuck Udell, MAAP – Morris/Rupp McCartney Education Trust of APSASeveral individuals will serve as members of the board of trustees in a variety of support roles: J.R. Bishop, AAP, YANG representative; George Keeley, legal counsel; Ken Marker, investment adviser; Nathan Perrine, comptroller; Larry Northup, AAP, AWDA liaison; Margo Shepard, investment adviser; Jennifer Tio, administrator; and Casey Ventrillo, investment adviser.AdvertisementTo learn about supporting the mission of the University of the Aftermarket Foundation or to make a donation, visit uofafoundation.com.
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Work will begin once government approvals have been received along with a final investment decision from the Gorgon Joint Venture participants, expected in the second half of this year.”The Toll Group plans to execute the scope of work of this contract through the WA based operations of Toll Energy, which specialises in providing supply chain management and logistics services to the Oil and Gas exploration, construction and production industries in Australia,” said Toll Group managing director Paul Little.The Gorgon project is a joint venture between Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell to develop the Greater Gorgon gas fields, which contain about 40 trillion cubic feet of gas.
Since commencing site operations in late May of this year, Donjon has made steady and significant progress toward completion of the project. To date, Donjon has removed all of the remaining superstructure, main deck forward of the engine room and all subsurface bottom and side shell forward of the engine room bulkhead forward and most of the machinery in the engine room. The remaining work includes removal of the shell of the engine room and final clean up of the work area once the main structure is removed. In addition Donjon has removed thousands of gallons of fuel and related contaminates which remained in the hull from the initial clean up operation, accomplishing one of the primary goals of the project to protect the pristine waters off the coast of Gibraltar and surrounding area.Project manager and executive vice president of Donjon Marine John A. Witte, Jr., said, “Work has progressed as well as we could have hoped due to a combination of fair weather, fantastic support from our local subcontractors and the Government of Gibraltar, and most importantly the dedication and hard work of Donjon’s Salvage Team.”Donjon hopes to be finished with the project by late fall of this year, weather permitting.
Salzburg AG has grouped all its rail services under the Salzburger Lokalbahnen brand, including the Salzburger Lokalbahn, Schafbergbahn and the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn, which has just taken delivery of a third Gmeinder diesel locomotive. ADB’s technical assistance special fund is to provide US$225000 to support the restructuring of State Railway of Thailand, including defining targets for reform, reviewing previous studies, preparing an outline restructuring programme and defining a loan policy. West Japan Railway is planning to spend ¥100bn to increase resilience against earthquakes and tsunamis. The German Land of Thüringen has directly awarded Erfurter Bahn a contract to operate Gera – Zeulenroda – Hof passenger services for 10 years from June 2012. The Paris Commercial Court has accepted Groupe Eurotunnel’s €65m bid to acquire SeaFrance assets including the ferries Berlioz, Rodin and Nord-Pas-de-Calais. The acquisition will be made by financial vehicle Eurotransmanche, which will lease the vessels to an independent operating company. On June 12 the US Federal Railroad Administration announced regulations requiring railways to install signs at level crossings by July 2015 showing free telephone numbers the public can use to alert operators to unsafe conditions. The cost is estimated at $15·6m, off-set by an estimated accident and casualty reduction benefits of $57·8m over 15 years. The Georgian government postponed its plan to float a 15% stake in Georgian Railway on the London Stock Exchange (RG 5.12 p8), citing ‘challenging capital market conditions’. Due to a lack of serviceable locomotives, Uruguayan national operator AFE suspended passenger services between Montevideo and Sudriers on June 1. Services to San José and Florida now only operate as far as 25 de Agosto, with the number of Montevideo – 25 de Agosto services cut from five to two pairs of trains per day. On June 17 RENFE began operating Class 730 gauge-changing electro-diesel trainsets on services from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña and Vigo. Journey times have been cut by 30 min or more.
The Dominican Republic says it has sent more than 600 soldiers to beef up its borders in a bid to prevent what it termed the “illegal and massive” entry of Haitians into the neighboring country.Defense Minister Rubén Darío Paulino Sem said the 641 soldiers had been sent to Dajabón, Elías, Piña, and Pedernales”.He said so far, the reinforcement has helped to significantly reduce the number of undocumented Haitian returnees trying to enter the country daily.While he gave no figures, observers note that the average number of Haitians returned to the border varies from 800 to 1,000 daily since the beginning of 2018. The authorities note that for the first 20 days of this year, more than 5,000 Haitians were deported.They said every year many Haitians enter the country both legally and illegally to spend Christmas with their relatives and they are now trying to return to the Dominican Republic adding to the steady flow of illegal migrants.The Defence Minister’s statement follow the call by the director of the Department of National Investigations (DNI), Admiral Sigfrido Pared Pérez for politicians to consider the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti as a key element for national security.
LocalNews Farmers group officially launched in Cochrane by: – October 17, 2016 218 Views no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Share Dasheens and yams for export (file photo)A farmers group which will promote a prosperous, healthy and sustainable farming community that ensures food and nutritional security and contributes to the human and environmental health, economic growth and development, has been officially launched in Cochrane.The Cochrane United Farmers Group held its official launching on Sunday 16 October 2016 to coincide with World Food Day 2016, which is spearheaded by the Ministry of Agriculture.The group, which was established on 19 February 2015, is dedicated to serving its members through educational programs and strategies that focus on promoting growth in sustainability, environmental stewardship and well-being.President of the group, William Sabaroche stated that the first initiative of the group “was to give the farmers the knowledge that they need, to do the right practices.” He said that was the key thing and thanked the Ministry of Agriculture for being supportive of the group and its efforts.“Now the crops we want to focus on are vegetables and root crops. So we are looking at dasheen production and vegetables on a large scale,” he noted. Sabaroche added that a supermarket has already been hinting at conducting business with the group and it is up to the group to be consistent with its produce.According to Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Valley Constituency, Dr. Colin McIntyre one of the goals of the group and the Ministry of Agriculture is to keep the youth interested in farming. “The biggest challenge for us in agriculture and for me, is looking at the young people and continuity. Not many young people are into agriculture. It’s a different time, and with the advent of the ICT era, more and more of the youth are turning away from farming,” Dr McIntyre noted.He also stated that to keep the youth interested, the adults and the ministry needs to find new, innovative and interesting ways to keep their interest.Minister for Agriculture, Johnson Drigo, appealed to the farmers to join groups that can make their farming practices more productive and effective. “As I told the farmers group, they need to stay together, they need to be committed to their meetings, and committed to their contributions to the group”. Minister Drigo took the opportunity to reiterate that call to farmers across the island that they “must form themselves into groups if they want to be effective.“Because it allows for the sharing of knowledge, it allows for the coordination of input, it allows for them supporting themselves in the market process, all in all, it allows for their success. So I want to encourage the farming communities out there to from their groups, and the Ministry of Agriculture will support them,” Minister Drigo stated.
Farmington Hills Police officers will reward kids who are “caught being safe” this summer with coupons for free 7-Eleven Slurpees.“Operation Chill” recognizes kids who set a good example with actions like wearing a helmet while biking or skate boarding, looking both ways before crossing the road, and safely using playground equipment.Pictured above, FHPD K-9 Dozer and his partner Officer Ryan Yudt recently rewarded a group of local children with free Slurpees. Fair warning: Keep your free drink safe, Officer Dozer looks like he might want a slurp. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry celebrates a score against Washington Wizards during the first half of their game Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Oakland, California. AP OAKLAND – Stephen Curry appreciated the freedom from coach Steve Kerr to shoot from wherever he darn well pleased, no distance off limits.On this night, Curry could get away with anything. He was feeling it.“It is nice to turn around and not hear your coach on the sideline chewing you out,” Curry said. “I’d like to say I deserve that little wiggle room there for sure.”Even with another post-championship, whirlwind summer that included welcoming a son, more golf tournaments and travel, Curry considered it among his best and most productive offseasons. His body is fully healthy and recovered after the Golden State superstar played only 51 regular-season games during the latest championship run because of injuries.Through five games, Curry is as dominant as ever – as evidenced in a spectacular 51-point performance in Wednesday night’s 144-122 win against the Wizards playing only three quarters. He scored 18 straight for the Warriors during one stretch.“It was a joy to be on the same court with that, that was sick,” Kevin Durant said“That boy good!” teammate Shaun Livingston tweeted immediately after the game.His teammates notice Curry’s purpose when he takes the floor each day, whether practice or a game.“Just to be great, it’s that simple,” Klay Thompson said earlier Wednesday. “He’s never satisfied. We saw that after the first year he won MVP he came back even better and had an historic season. And nothing’s changed since four years ago or since he got in the league. That’s what makes him so great, is his humility and his ability to just keep working.”The Warriors are practically spoiled by the brilliance of No. 30, as great as ever at age 30 and in his 10th NBA season.Kerr insists Curry is stronger than ever and “at his physical and mental peak.”“He’s got a great life, doesn’t he?” Kerr said. “I just think that part of what makes Steph great is who he is as a person and what his life is about. He loves life. He takes so much joy out of every single day,” Kerr said. ”… Steph has a joy about him that I think everyone in the building can see and feel, so he brings that and I think you talk about wanting people to have a balanced life and how powerful that can be. I think he’s a prime example of that.”Curry scored 31 in the first half, finished with his sixth career 50-point game and made 10 or more 3s for the 10th time. The 51 points matched his most at Oracle Arena.He hit his first five 3-pointers and had the ninth 30-point half of his career, drawing “MVP!” chants all evening long from an adoring home crowd.Curry shot 15 for 24, 11 of 16 from 3-point range and made all 10 free throws, missing his career high of 54 set in February 2013 by 3 points.“Some of the shots that he was making, you don’t see that,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “He’s a special player, a special scorer, a special shooter. He’s taking 35-foot shots, it’s hard to double team a guy who’s that far out, and he makes them like they’re layups. I’ve never seen anything like it.”Kerr and Brooks each considered Curry “video-game” good.“We are kind of used to it with Steph,” Kerr said before Curry’s latest brilliance. “He’s just so consistent and so lethal.”Curry hurt his left knee March 23 just as he had come back from a six-game absence with a right ankle injury. He also missed 11 games last December with a sprained right ankle.He then sat out the first round of the playoffs before returning for Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Pelicans.Then after another title was in hand, a third in four years to put the Warriors in dynasty status, Curry struck a balance during the summer to both push and pace himself to stay on the floor for the long haul because “There’s a lot to gain, there’s a lot more to accomplish.”“I definitely expect it, I expect it every year,” Curry said. “I don’t wake up when I do in the summers and put all those hours in just to show up during the season with no confidence and no kind of rhythm. This summer for a lot of different reasons it was a great kind of consistent approach to what I was trying to get out of my training and things like that. Had I started off cold, I would have had the same confidence because of the work that I put in and things would have hopefully turned around. The way that I started, I just want to keep going and not change what I’m doing.”How scary is it to think Curry can elevate his game to another level?“Not for me,” Draymond Green quipped. “For other people it may be scary. It’s exciting to me. He’s been real locked in. Everything’s been laser-focused, whether it’s him starting in the games, in practice, or getting his work in in the weight room, he’s been locked in. So it’s been good to see.”As Curry simply put it: “Every game is an opportunity to do something special.” (AP)