Donations will be collected from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the fire station.Fire Capt. Tyler Hebert said they chose different organizations to help and this is their first time to collect for this particular organization.In the springtime, PNFD takes part in Fill the Boot to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.PNFD has been the recipient of a grant through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation in 2016 for air monitoring equipment. PORT NECHES — Port Neches Fire Department will be out collecting money to help other firefighters through the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
Now for a completely non-corporate cycling video, this gem was sent to us from Dean and reminds us of all the reasons we love bikes. Inspired by the Almanzo 100, the Mudfoot is a free 100 mile race/ride they do on a regular basis in Los Angeles, which was held on a Wednesday hence the name, Hump Hundred.According to Dean, “It started at Golden Saddle Cyclery in Los Angeles, they are our “team” shop if you will. They provided great support. Geoff McFetridge did the art work for the posters and shirts.”
Citizens Bank,Vermont Business Magazine Citizens Bank has announced it has introduced Touch ID authentication to its award-winning mobile banking app for iPhone® models 5S, 6 and 6 Plus. The latest enhancement is part of Citizens’ Bank Better commitment to make banking simple, clear and personal.Touch ID, which uses a customer’s fingerprint to authenticate, enables customers to quickly login and access the features in the Citizens Mobile Banking app for iPhone with the press of a finger.“Our customers continue to tell us that they want to be able to bank when, where and how they want, and the addition of Touch ID represents our continued commitment to delivering the services that our customers tell us will help them to bank better,” said Brad Conner, Vice Chairman of Consumer Banking. “Whether a customer is using one of our branches, state-of-the-art ATMs or online and mobile banking we are committed to making banking convenient for our customers and delivering a great customer experience.”In addition to Touch ID, banking app users continue to take advantage of Citizens’ Fast Balance® feature that allows them to quickly check balances on their mobile devices without having to log in to Mobile Banking. The online banking app also features Citizen’s Mobile Deposit feature offers customers the ability to deposit checks quickly by using the mobile device’s video camera, eliminating the need to tap a button, making depositing checks quick and simple.Citizens Bank’s mobile banking apps(link is external) for iPhone® and Android™ recently won a 2014 Mobile Banking Leader Award from Javelin Strategy & Research; the third straight year the bank’s mobile app has been recognized. In addition, MONEY® Magazine recently selected Citizens Bank as one of nation’s best banks in its 2014 list of “The Best Banks in America,” recognizing the company for its level of customer convenience. Citizens won similar honors from MONEY® Magazine in 2013 in the customer experience category.Source: PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Citizens Bank 7.31.2015. (link is external)Citizens Bank customers interested in its mobile banking app for iPhone and iPad® can find it in the App StoreSM. Customers interested in the mobile banking app for Android can find it in Google PlayTM. To learn more about Citizens Bank, customers can call the 24/7 customer contact center at 1-800-922-9999, Like the bank on Facebook(link is external), follow the bank on Twitter(link is external) or visit the Citizens Bank(link is external) website.
Thousands of Americans from California to New York are under self-quarantine as COVID-19 cases continue to be confirmed in hot spots such as Seattle and New York City, as well as new locations, including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, and Colorado—as US cases grew to 260 and deaths to 16. Today President Donald Trump signed an $8.3 billion spending bill that will fund states’ repossess to the coronavirus, as the stock market opened in New York with another major dip, signaling investors’ continued concern about the growing outbreak. “I asked for 2.5, and I got 8.3 [billion dollars],” Trump said as he signed the bill. “And I’ll take it.”According to an online dashboard maintained by Johns Hopkins University, 20 US states have confirmed cases of COVID-19, with Washington (79 cases), California (60), and New York (33) hit hardes. All other states report 5 or fewer cases. As of this afternoon, officials have confirmed 260 US cases, more than the United Kingdom (163), Singapore (130), and Hong Kong (106).U Washington suspends in-person classes Washington state also has the most deaths, 14, according to a daily tally maintained by the Seattle Times. Most of the fatal cases involved residents of a Seattle-area nursing home, the Life Care Center. The US death total rose to 16 after another passenger who was aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship traveling from Hawaii to California died from complications of COVID-19, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Grand Princess is being held off the coast of San Francisco as dozens of passengers are being tested for the novel coronavirus.Today the University of Washington in Seattle, with 50,000 students, said it was suspending in-person classes and conducting all classes online until winter quarter ends on Mar 20. This is the first major US university to take that step. The Seattle Times says the decision affects more than 48,000 students on the Seattle campus, nearly 6,000 in Bothell and about 5,300 in Tacoma. Seattle University announced similar today, as well.Over 4,000 New Yorkers in quarantineIn New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted that the 11 new cases in that state are all related to a case identified in Westchester County, in the New York City suburb of New Rochelle.Cuomo said 44 New Yorkers are under mandatory quarantine, which means they have a confirmed case of COVID-19, had direct contact with a case, or have symptoms and recently returned from a country with active spread.Cuomo said an additional 4,000 New Yorkers are under a precautionary quarantine, which applies to those who have returned from a country with COVID-19 but are asymptomatic, had proximate (not direct) contact with a case, or were recommended to self-quarantine by a health official. Several states report first casesOvernight, several US states reported their first cases or added to their case count. Texas now had five cases, and eight more possible cases are under investigation. All confirmed and possible case-patients recently traveled to Egypt as part of a tour group. In Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf announced the state’s first two presumptive positive cases. Both case-patients recently traveled to a country with COVID-19 spread.The Maryland Department of Health tweeted that officials confirmed the state’s first three COVID-19 cases, all in people who had recently traveled. All patients are being treated in home isolation and are in good condition. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) confirmed late this afternoon its first patient, in an older resident of Ramsey County (which is home so St. Paul) who had been on a cruise with a known COVID-19 case-patient. The Minnesota patient is in home isolation and doing well, the MDH said.In Nevada, health officials in Clark County confirmed the state’s first case, in a man who had recently traveled to both Washington and Texas. Colorado also announced its first patient, a man in his 30s who had contact with a known COVID-19 case. As in Pennsylvania, the case is presumed positive until it can be confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.California, Medicare to pay for testing Finally today, California Governor Gavin Newsom said all commercial and state-funded insurance plans will offer free COVID-19 testing. “Californians shouldn’t have to fear a big medical bill just because they took a test for COVID-19,” Newsom said in a press statement. “This action means that Californians who fit the testing requirements can receive the test at no cost. We’re all in this together, and I’m grateful to those health providers who have already stepped up and heeded our call.” The federal government also announced that COVID-19 testing will be covered under Medicare Part B.
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.