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JohnDow Industries has announced that Robert Christy has joined JDI as the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. Christy will be responsible for leading the sales team, driving revenue and new product development as well as contributing to the marketing and growth strategies of JohnDow.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementChristy comes to JohnDow Industries from his position as director of marketing for Dayco Products since 2005. Christy brings more than 24 years of sales and marketing experience to JDI. From 1998 to 2005, he served as regional sales manager, responsible for all sales functions for numerous national accounts for Dayco, where he started in 1992 as a territory sales representative responsible for growing and servicing the company’s traditional business.Joe Dease, president of JohnDow Industries stated, “We are excited and very fortunate to find a perfect fit with Rob as we aggressively expand our management staff. He brings a strong background and experience level in the automotive industry to JDI.”Christy holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration degree from Robert Morris University and an Master of Business Administration from Duquesne University.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.
The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) and Member of Parliament for Richmond, yesterday announced the arrival of the new hovercraft to be stationed at Sea Island in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – the CCGS Moytel.Upon completion of construction, the new hovercraft was shipped to British Columbia and will soon travel to Sea Island. Following a period of training for Coast Guard staff and inspection to ensure the vessel’s optimal condition following shipping, the vessel will be accepted into the Coast Guard fleet.“Our investment in the CCGS Moytel, a world-class modern hovercraft, is another example of our Government’s commitment to ensure the safety of fishermen, recreational boaters, and sailors in and around Vancouver Harbour,” said Minister Wong. “The name of the new vessel is in Halq’eméylem, in recognition of our First Nations’ contribution to the province’s history, culture and economy.”The new hovercraft will be named the CCGS Moytel. Moytel is a Halq’emélem word meaning “to help each other.” Canadian Coast Guard vessels are given names that promote Canadian sovereignty, culture, geography and history. Names of vessels are selected to raise the profile of vessels and the work they do by honouring and celebrating people and places of regional and national significance.As a replacement for the CCGS Penac, the new Moytel will be a heavy-duty, more versatile amphibious vehicle capable of patrolling inland waters. A larger more powerful vessel than the CCGS Penac, it has a greater range of capabilities and features including a bow ramp that will enable it to transport supplies such as rescue equipment and vehicles.Since 2009, the Government of Canada has delivered over 100 vessels to the Coast Guard, including: 6 Hero-class Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels (CCGS Private Robertson V.C., CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C., CCGS Corporal Teather C.V, CCGS Constable Carrière, CCGS G. Peddle S.C and CCGS McLaren); the hovercraft CCGS Mamilossa; 5 Search and Rescue Lifeboats; 2 Specialty Vessels; 3 Near-Shore Fishery Research Vessels; 30 environmental barges; and 60 small craft. [mappress]Press Release, November 28, 2013
Obiter loves the Antiques Roadshow, though it is wonderfully disingenuous. Tweed-clad residents of the shires slyly profess to a fascination with ancient bric-a-brac, when all most of them are really interested in is whether their late auntie’s mysterious objet d’art is a hidden masterpiece that can be flogged to pay Freddie’s tuition fees. This week we are going all Fiona Bruce ourselves, to solve what Sherlock Holmes would have called a ‘three-pipe problem’. Gunther Young of HKB Wiltshires in Norfolk has asked for our help in solving the mystery of a ceramic jug in the possession of local antiquarian Malcolm Ferrow. It bears the following legend: ‘As a Memento on an Excursion to Yarmouth in august 1811 of the great pleasure experienc’d. and the conviviality, good humour and Friendship, which uninteruptedly reign’d , this Jug with six others were purchased by SEVEN LAWYERS who composed the party.’ Messrs Young and Ferrow would like to know if any of the six other jugs have survived and if anyone has any information about the jugs or the lawyers. What were they all doing in Yarmouth that would possibly warrant the production of commemorative pottery? Obiter’s theory is that it was a Georgian stag party: Norwich City versus Ipswich Town at Carrow Road and on to the seaside to go clubbing. If you can help, do get in touch with Obiter or indeed Mr Young.
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The SRA has said that its intention is to process 95% of all renewal applications for practising certificates within 30 days of receipt of the application and full payment. We submitted our application and made full payment on 6 December. On 29 January, the SRA advised that the application was still being processed by their operations team. I make that 54 days. And counting. CJA Cope, Cope’s Solicitors, Kings Nympton, Devon
ITALY: Work will begin in October to modernise the 80 km direttissima between Bologna and Prato, north of Firenze.The fast line between the two cities was inaugurated in 1934 and forms part of pan-European Corridor V. Since December 2009, express passenger services between Bologna and Firenze have mostly been rerouted via a purpose-built high speed line, leaving the direttissima as a strategic corridor for freight.During the €300m upgrading programme, RFI plans to enhance the route’s loading gauge to accommodate rolling motorway trains, as well as high-cube intermodal traffic. The route will also be cleared for 750 m long freight trains. The work is expected to be completed by mid-2022.Under the terms of an agreement signed in late April by RFI and the regions of Toscana and Emilia-Romagna, 40 km of tunnels through the Appenine mountains will be enlarged, track will be lowered and the overhead electrification modified. RFI is also taking the opportunity to refurbish intermediate stations along the route, with enhanced passenger amenities to be provided at Pianoro, Monzuno, Grizzana, San Benedetto Val di Sambro Vernio and Vaiano. Platforms will be raised to 550 mm, while Monzuno and Vaiano will be remodelled as part of work to accommodate longer freight trains.The upgrading work is to be undertaken in phases from north to south starting with the 24 km section between Pianoro and San Benedetto Sambro-Castiglione Pepoli. RFI says that it expects trains to continue running during the upgrading, partly using single line working.
SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has awarded Stadler a SFr65m contract to supply seven four-car electric multiple-units for use on the Bern – La Chaux-de-Fonds route, where services are to be transferred from BLS to the national operator in December 2020.The EMUs from Stadler’s Flirt family are to be branded Mouette, the French word for seagull. Stadler said they would offer rapid acceleration and wheelchair accessibility, with the interior designed for long-distance travel offering 27 seats arranged 2+1 in first class and 154 seats in second class. Each seat will have a power outlet.The contract announced on December 20 was awarded directly, and includes an option for a further seven vehicles.
No. 10 UWF Heads to Miami for NCAA South Regional Share INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The tournament field for the NCAA Division II Men’s Tennis Championships was announced on Wednesday, and No. 10 West Florida earned a berth as the No. 3 seed at the NCAA South Regional hosted by Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla. Barry will act as one of two hosts for the region, as Lynn University hosts the other side of the tournament.The Argonauts will face Morehouse on Thursday, May 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET in their opening round match. If UWF advances, the Argos will face Gulf South Conference rival No. 7 Ouachita Baptist, seeded No. 2 in the regional bracket, on Friday at 1:00 p.m. ET. The championship match is scheduled for Saturday at 10:00 a.m. ET.The winner of each of 16 preliminary round sites will advance to the NCAA Division II Men’s Tennis National Championships on May 13-16 in Altamonte Springs, Fla., with each region advancing two teams. In 2008 the Argonauts advanced to the semifinals of the national tournament in Houston, falling to eventual national champion Armstrong Atlantic State.Fans will be able to follow the matches with live stats at Barry’s official athletics Web site, www.GoBarryBucs.com. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP FIELDPrint Friendly Version Kevin Ducros (left) and Andrey Pozhidaev (Photo by Matt Rowley)
Related TopicsAL pitcher of the monthCleveland IndiansCorey Kulber CLEVELAND– For the third time this year, and for the second consecutive month, Corey Kluber has been named the American League pitcher of the month.Kluber is the only pitcher this season to earn the honor three times, also doing so in June and August.Over the month of September, Kluber went 5-0 with a 0.84 ERA and an impressive 50:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio. In 43 total innings of work, Kluber gave up just 31 hits and three home runs.The most notable win during that stretch was without a doubt his complete-game shutout against the Detroit Tigers on Sept. 12 that gave the Tribe their 20th straight win.Given his accomplishments, it’s pretty obvious that he may have put the finishing touches on a Cy Young campaign with his September performances. Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42 Ashley Bastock