AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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 In his new post, Marshia brings extensive experience as a field service engineer, most recently working in the industrial power supply industry for Dynapower Co. in Vermont. Marshia also is a licensed Master Electrician and has substantial background in customer support, training, troubleshooting and knowledge transfer with other field technicians. STEVENSVILLE, Md. – Stertil-Koni, a leader in heavy-duty vehicle lifts, announced that Brian Marshia has joined the company as technical support manager. He succeeds Keith Bunn, who was recently named Western regional sales manager for the company. 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. 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. 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. 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 In making today’s announcement, Dr. Jean DellAmore, president of Stertil-Koni, stated, “Brian is a very strong addition to our rapidly growing company. His technical expertise, combined with his depth of experience in delivering exceptional customer and field support, will enable Stertil-Koni to build on its hard-fought position as the No. 1 provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting systems.”
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The Oil Spill Response team was immediately activated and the area was cleaned through the use of absorbent booms.At the moment, there is no evidence of leakage in progress, according to the update.The team is replacing the absorbing booms in the area. As explained, technical assessments have showed that there is no damage in the structure, nor in the hot tap flanges.The latest refloating activities have seen the Concordia wreck emerge for about 6.5 meters.There are still 6 starboard sponsons to be lowered to their final position. Once this operation is completed, deck 4 and 3 will emerge rapidly one after the other.The weather and sea conditions, especially strong winds, over the last couple of days and the complexity of the operations, have impacted the overall time schedule with some delays.Technicians are still aiming at a departure on Monday July 21st but are also looking at Tuesday 22nd as an alternative possibility.[mappress]Time lapse of the Day 4:Press Release; July 20th, 2014 At about 11 pm last night, a small amount of hydrocarbons was spotted in the mid ship/aft of the Concordia wreck, the Parbuckling team informed.
Janys M Scott QC, Alison Stirling (instructed by Drummond Miller WS) for the appellant; Morgan Wise, Lynda Brabender (instructed by Biggart Baillie) for the first respondent; Rosemary Guinnane, David Sheldon (instructed by Aitken Nairn WS) for the second respondent; David Johnston QC, Roddy Dunlop QC (instructed by in-house solicitor) for the first minuter; Marie Helen Clark (instructed by HBM Sayers) for the second minuter. Administration of justice – Human rights – Jurisprudence – Children’s hearings The appellant (K), an unmarried father, appealed against a decision ( CSIH 5) suspending a sheriff’s interlocutor granting him parental rights and responsibilities so as to make him a ‘relevant person’ for the purposes of a children’s referral relating to his daughter (X). Although not living with X, K had enjoyed regular contact until it was stopped pending allegations of sexual abuse. Various children’s hearings took place, which K was not entitled to attend since registration of X’s birth predated the coming into force of the 1996 amendment to section 3(1) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and he was not therefore a ‘relevant person’ for the purposes of section 93(2)(b) of the act. The sheriff granted him parental rights under section 11 to enable him to attend the hearings, but the First Division suspended the sheriff’s interlocutor on the basis that he had not considered the overarching principles in section 11(7). The key issues concerned: (i) the kind of orders made in the sheriff court which would be effective to give a father the right to participate in a children’s hearing; and (ii) human rights consequences arising from the statutory scheme relating to children’s hearings. Held: (1) The sheriff’s order had been competently pronounced and properly granted under section 11(1) of the act (see paragraph 24 of judgment). The right to be heard was one of the fundamental rules of natural justice and K needed to be made subject to parental responsibility to maintain relations with X, (paragraphs 14,17,25), Ceylon University v Fernando  1 WLR 223, PC (Cey) and Official Solicitor v K  AC 201 HL considered. The defect in the order was one of specification, not of substance; it would have been preferable for the sheriff to set out more detail but his failure to do so did not make the interlocutor incompetent because there was no ambiguity and no sound basis for the view that the overarching principles had not been applied. (2) As currently constituted, the children’s hearing system violated article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights 1950. The Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 provided that all fathers registered after May 2006 were entitled to be present at children’s hearings irrespective of the strength of their family life with the child. It was difficult to see why the exclusion of fathers registered before that date was justified. (paragraphs 45-48). There were positive procedural obligations inherent in the right to respect for family life. Parents had to be enabled to play a proper part in the decision-making process before they experienced interference by public authorities, W v United Kingdom (A/121)  10 EHRR 29 ECHR applied and Elsholz v Germany (25735/94)  2 FLR 486 ECHR considered. Children’s hearings had to have the best and most accurate information, and excluding the very person whose conduct was in question deprived everyone of that information (paragraphs 41-48). The potential for violation of article 8 could be cured by inserting into section 93(2)(b)(c) the words ‘or who appears to have established family life with the child with which the decision of a children’s hearing may interfere’ (paragraphs 60-70). Appeal allowed. Principal reporter v K: SC (Lords Hope (deputy president), Rodger, Kerr, Dyson, Lady Hale): 15 December 2010
Airfreight Solution of the Year, sponsored by SarensAir Canada CargoBlue Water ShippingChapman FreeborndeugroJeena and Company Project of the Year, sponsored by Fesco ProjectsCanadian Arctic Mining Project – deugroDorogobuzh Project – RTLFormosa I wind farm – MammoetSoderstrom Railway Bridge, Getingmidjan – SarensThe Demolition of Morandi Bridge, Italy – FagioliTransport of 42 bridge elements for the Hising Bridge in Gothenburg – Tschudi Logistics GroupVEAS Liquid Bio-gas Storage Tank (“Take That Hill”) – Logistics Plus Shipping Line of the Year, sponsored by Trans Global Projects Group (TGP)AAL ShippingCMA CGMFESCOSAL Heavy LiftWallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean Excellence in EngineeringAir Canada CargoCollett & SonsFESCOGPO HeavyliftMammoet Environment Award, sponsored by Blue Water ShippingAssociated British PortsCMA CGMHeerema Marine ContractorsOffshore Heavy Transport (OHT)Rhenus LogisticsSarensWallenius SOLWallenius Wilhelmsen Innovation Award, sponsored by Wallenius Wilhelmsen OceanEilon Engineering Weighing SystemsHareket Heavy Lifting & Project TransportationKAMAG / TII GroupMammoetShipNextSt. Lawrence Seaway Management CorporationStraightpoint – The Crosby Group Overland Transport Provider of the Year, sponsored by GoldhoferBarnhartCollett & SonsFagioliLift & Shift IndiaMammoetOrient Heavy HaulageSpedition Kübler Port/Terminal Operator of the YearBlue Water ShippingPerez Torres Maritima (PTM)Port of EverettPort of AçuWallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions Project Logistics Provider of the Year, sponsored by AAL ShippingdeugroDHL Industrial ProjectsFagioliOIA Global Training Award, sponsored by RTLMammoetProject Professionals GroupSTA Logistic HLPFI would like to thank all of those who entered and congratulate those of you that made the shortlist – the standard of entries was very high this year and some difficult decisions had to be made.See the full shortlist below: Forwarder Network of the YearThe Heavy Lift GroupWCA ProjectsXLProjects Safety Award, sponsored by deugro groupAAL ShippingFagioliPort of AçuSarens Following HLPFI’s decision to host the awards in a virtual capacity this year, the winners will now be revealed from October 5-21 and we will be publishing more information about each of our finalists over the coming weeks on www.heavyliftpfi.com.Please register your interest in our digital awards offering to make sure you don’t miss out on any other announcements or developments.www.heavyliftawards.com
TMH Bryansk has completed acceptance testing of a prototype TEM28 six-axle heavy shunting locomotive. The modular design is expected to increase haulage capacity by 50% and reduce fuel consumption by 25%.State-owned freight operator Trenes Argentinos Cargas has signed a two-year contract with oil and petrochemicals company YPF for the supply of diesel fuel and lubricants, expected to produce savings of 85m pesos. YPF is to upgrade eight fuelling points on the Belgrano and San Martín networks, and install six new lubricant tanks for locomotives now being delivered from China.Iraq’s national railway has signed a contract to operate 15 oil trains per month.Latvia’s LDz Loģistika and German logistics company RTSB have agreed to co-operate to transport containers from China to Scandinavia and the UK via the Port of Riga. ‘Container transport is a rapidly developing segment of the market, with the growing role of overland transport by rail’, said LDz Loģistika Chairman Verners Lūsis. ‘The co-operation agreements with RTSB and DHL Global Forwarding signed this summer will provide Latvia with the opportunity to not only participate in existing routes, but jointly develop new routes.’EVRAZ NTMK has awarded SinaraPromTrans a three-year transport services contract, and transferred to the contractor 79 diesel shunting locomotives as well as operating staff.Federal Freight Co has selected UVZ as its partner for the development of piggyback services in Russia. UVZ’s Ural Railcar-Building Design Office will develop a four-axle 23·5 tonne axleload piggyback wagon and a loading platform over the next 16 months, and orders for around 1 300 wagons are envisaged. The first trials are expected to take place between Moscow and Novosibirsk from late 2018. This follows trials from Moscow to Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg undertaken in November 2016.The UK’s Rail Freight Group has welcomed the requirement in the Scottish Ministers’ High Level Output Specification for Network Rail Scotland to take all reasonable steps to facilitate growth of 7·5% in freight traffic carried on the Scotland route over Control Period 6 from April 1 2019 to March 31 2024. The HLOS includes a target of improving the average speed of freight trains by at least 10% and improving punctuality to 94·5%.On July 14 Aurizon began an 8·7 mpta coal haulage contract for AGL Macquarie in the Hunter Valley.Ths runs until December 2025 and takes Aurizon’s contracted tonnage in New South Wales to approximately 55 mtpa.Four Ashes Ltd is undertaking public consultation until August 30 on its plans to develop a rail freight interchange on a 297 ha site in south Staffordshire near to Junction 12 of the M6 motorway and adjacent to the West Coast Main Line.PKP Cargo has commissioned four automated refulleing points supplied by Petro-Box in Ełk, Iławia, Toruń and Ostrów Wielkopolski. Each has a 30 m3 containerised tank, Adast fuel distributor with 12 m hose, Digimag measuring device, LAG 2000 leakage indicator and PetroMAT automatic fuel distributor, manged by PetroRail software.With effect from July 28, the UK has withdrawn its reservation against application of Appendix E to the Convention Concerning International Carriage by Rail, which covers the contract of use of infrastructure in international traffic. The OTIF secretariat welcomed the withdrawal, which harmonises application of the uniform rules of COTIF across all member states.Kazakhstan’s national railway KTZ reports that 5 million tonnes of rail freight travelled between China and Kazakhstan in the first six months of 2017, up 26% on the same period last year. A total of 499 container trains used the Dostyk border crossing, and 221 the Korgas crossing. Traffic in the second half the year is expected to be 5·7 million tonnes.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Oliver Mundell MSP welcomed pupils from St Joseph’s College in Dumfries to the Scottish Parliament on Thursday. The pupils were given a tour of the Parliament before taking in First Ministers Questions Time. Afterwards they quizzed the Dumfriesshire MSP on a wide range of topics. Commenting on the visit, Oliver Mundell MSP said: “It is always great to see youngsters taking an interest in politics and I hope they enjoyed their visit.” “Afterwards, they certainly didn’t hold back in their own questions, asking me my views on everything from independence, to Theresa May, my Dad, the pressures to please my party, Donald Trump and even asking how much I get paid! “I’ve found school visits to be one of the most rewarding parts of being a MSP so far and with over 50 pupils visiting, St Joseph’s College was my busiest so far. “I was delighted to welcome them to the Scottish Parliament and they certainly got to see a fiery First Ministers Questions time.
A group performs a Chinese dance during the International Cultural Festival A group performs a Chinese dance during the International Cultural FestivalThe Kenyan capital, Nairobi, hosted an International Cultural Festival focused on the spirit of diversity.The event brought together cultures from 15 different countries around the world, including China.Held annually since 2012, the festival promotes inter-cultural cooperation through different aspects of culture.This year’s event provided a good opportunity to learn more about different cultures.To celebrate the Chinese culture, a team from the Confucius Institute performed a spectacular dance routine, capturing different aspects of Mandarin culture.International and local cuisine were also on offer, as well as jewellery, paintings and traditional outfitsThe 2018 festival welcomed new countries like Iran and South Korea, a good indication that there’s a growing interest in cultural exchanges.
Share Share 83 Views no discussions Leo Jules Bernard NicholasHere is a bio-summary of one of the 2012 Meritorious Service awardees, Mr. Leo Jules Bernard Nicholas.Mr. Nicholas has been involved in the Trade Union movement for over sixty (60) years. He became involved in the Dominica trade Union (DTU) from the tender age of 9 to 10 years in 1948. He has been a trade union activist to this very day.He became a member of the Dominica Trade Union in November 1957.In 1968 he was elected 1st Vice President of the Union. He was c-opted on the Executive Board of the DTU as Chief Spokesman. He served as a member of the Industrial Relations Tribunal. He has been serving as General Secretary of the Dominica Trade Union over a period of 29 years. He attended: the Barrett Street Technical College in London, London College of Fashion, Hammersmith College for Further Education (London).Certificates: Training Methodology for Trade Union Instructors, International Labour Standards for Judges, Lawyers and Legal Educators and ILO International Training Centre for Turin Course in Trinidad.Press release Sharing is caring! LocalNews 2012 Meritorious Service awardee; Bernard Nicholas by: – November 2, 2012 Share Tweet
LocalNewsSports Luan and Shane dominate Sports Awards by: – May 2, 2013 Share 142 Views one comment Sharing is caring! Share Share Tweet Sportswoman of the Year, Luan Gabriel after receiving her awards and gifts presented by Information, Communications and Technology Minister Ambrose GeorgeLuan Gabriel has dominated this year’s National Sports Awards followed closely by Shane Shillingford.The fifth form student was awarded the 2012 Sports Woman of the year at Wednesdays night’s ceremony held at the Fort Young Hotel.She also collected the awards for Female Youth Athlete of the year and the Most Valuable Players (MVP) award for Female Track and Field Athlete of the year.In 2012, Gabriel became the first Dominican to win a Gold medal in a sprint event at the Carifta Games when she won the 200m race.She also represented Dominica at the World Junior Championships in Spain and was a member of Dominica’s team at the 2012 Olympics in London.Gabriel continued her dominance at the Schools Independence Athletics Meet and also the Secondary School Athletes Meet in 2012.The three awards winner described 2012 as a tough year.Shane Shillingford (left) receiving the Sportsman of the Year award and gifts from Information, Communications and Technology Minister Ambrose George“This year has been quite challenging for me because presently I am in 5th form, however I am still persevering and I will continue to work hard to make my country proud”, she said.She extended gratitude to all persons who contributed to her success and especially the Government of Dominica who has granted her a scholarship to complete her secondary school education, her college education and her university education.“I would like to thank God for giving me this great talent and for allowing me to receive these awards. I say thank you to everyone who has contributed to my development in 2012, like my family, friends, the Bioche Community, my school; the Isaiah Thomas Secondary school, the Dominica Olympic Committee, Sports Division, Trevor Shillingford, my manager and the Government of Dominica, a tearful Gabriel announced.She went on further to encourage young persons with a passion for sports to remain focused at school.“I would like to encourage the youth who are involved in sports to keep on training hard but you need to always keep up the grades in school because sports is only there for a certain time, “ she said. Gabriel is also the 2011 Sports Woman of the year.Meanwhile Dominica’s Goodwill Ambassador Shane Shillingford is the 2012 Sports Man of the year and also the MVP Cricketer of the year.In 2012 Shillingford broke a 40-year-old record set by Lance Gibbs when he took 10 wickets for 196 runs in 66.5 overs at the West Indies vs Australian test match at the Windsor Park Stadium. He also emerged as the leading wicket taker for the Windward Island in both the Senior Tournament and the WIN Lotto Tournament and as the premier Spinner in the regional West Indies competition, taking 15 wickets in a match against Barbados.In recognition of his achievement, Government has donated a portion of land at Hillsborough to the West Indies spin bowler.The other awards for Most Valuable Players (MVP) for 2012 were;•Athletics (Track and Field Male) Brendon Williams•Athletics (Track and Field Female) Luan Gabriel•Basketball – Peter Ricketts•Boxing – Lennon Bannis•Bridge – Augustus Fadelle•Cricket (male) Shane Shillingford•Cricket (female) Pearl Etienne•Domino – Royston Casore•Football (male) Kurlson Benjamin•Football (female) Kaysanda Alexander•Rounders – Annie Sablon•Softball Cricket – Fernix Thomas•Squash – Garvin Leblanc•Tennis – Mauricio Burton•Volleyball (male) Ray Robinson•Volleyball (female) Anna Maria Xavier•Special Olympic Athlete of the Year – Stephanie Laronde•Sporting Village of the Year – Dubique•Groundsman of the Year – Isaac Andre•Physical Education/Sports Teacher of the Year, Primary School –Delvin Esprit• Physical Education/Sports Teacher of the Year, Secondary School – Walson Pacquette• School of the Year in Sports, Primary –Grand Fond• School of the Year in Sports, Secondary – Portsmouth Secondary• Sports Commentator of the Year – Ossie Lewis• Sports Reporter of the Year – Garvin Richards• Official (Umpire/Referee) of the Year – Ericson Algernon Degallerie•Coach of the Year – Mickey Joseph•Club of the Year – Aspirers Athletics Club•Sports Committee of the Year – Southern District Sports Committee•Sponsor of the Year – National Bank of Dominica (NBD)•Association of the Year – Dominica cricket Association (DCA)•Male Youth Athlete of the Year – Jerlani Robinson•Female Youth Athlete of the Year – Luan GabrielThe National Sports Awards is hosted by the Sports Division in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. Dominica Vibes News[nggallery id = 304]