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SKF Appoints Poul Jeppesen as President, North America

first_imgLANSDALE, Pa. – Poul Jeppesen, currently president of SKF USA Inc., has been appointed president, SKF North America, with an overall responsibility for Canada, Mexico and the U.S. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In this new role, Jeppesen will report to Tom Johnstone, SKF president and CEO, and will be a member of SKF Group Management. His appointment became effective Feb. 1. SKF says North America is an important market for the company, and it is stepping up its activities in the region. The most recent evidence of this was the company’s acquisition of Lincoln Industrial. SKF has formed the North American division to support the continuing growth ambitions in the area. Jeppesen has held several management positions in areas of sales, marketing, product management and manufacturing since joining the company in 1982. He also serves as a board director for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) and the charity organization Family Answers. Jeppesen will continue to be based at the SKF USA headquarters in Lansdale, Pa.,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.last_img read more

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Dates announced for 31st NSIG event

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USA: Construction of Washington’s Newest Olympic Class Ferry

first_imgThe video captures construction of Washington’s newest Olympic Class ferry, 144-car Tokitae, from the start of construction through summer 2013.Vigor Industrial began construction of the Tokitae in March 2012 at the company’s Seattle shipyard. Vigor fabricated major modules and assembled them, along with the vessel ends made by Jesse Engineering in Tacoma, into a complete hull.The shipyard hit a major milestone in March 2013, when they moved the superstructure of the Tokitae onto the hull while both structures were in floating drydocks. The 1100-ton superstructure was fabricated at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders on Whidbey Island. The shipyard hit another milestone in July, when it floated the vessel out of drydock to finish final outfitting pier side.The Tokitae is scheduled for delivery to Washington State Ferries in early 2014.[mappress]WSDOT, December 24, 2013last_img read more

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Henry VIII powers not appropriate: disagreement over divorce bill

first_imgDifference of opinion has emerged among family practitioners today over the government’s bill seeking to make the divorce process less acrimonious, as MPs began taking a closer look at the proposed legislation.Less than a month after lord chancellor David Gauke introduced the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill to the House of Commons, the bill reached committee stage today.David Hodson, a member of the Law Society’s family law committee, told MPs that Chancery Lane is keen to support no-fault divorce but is concerned about the bill’s structure. ‘We want the legislation to go through, we want no-fault divorce, but we believe the bill should be amended in a number of certain respects before it completes its passage through parliament,’ he said.The changes the Society would like ‘are not substantial’, Hodson said. ‘They do not change the structure, they do not change the concept of a period over notice, they just try and protect the interest particularly of the so-called respondents, the sole petition where the person may not have fully been expecting a petition to come through’.However, Nigel Shepherd, former chair of family law group Resolution, told MPs that he thought ‘the bill has got it right at the moment’. He said: ‘I think we have a unique opportunity at the moment to get this over the line on the key principle of no-fault divorce. The purpose of the bill is that simplicity. We can deal with issues such as financial applications separately if we need to, and we can certainly discuss that. But what I wouldn’t want to do is risk losing this opportunity for the sake of amendments that make it more complicated than it is.’ Asked about clause 6 of the bill, which gives the lord chancellor powers to amend primary legislation, Hodson said: ‘There is an agreeable difference between the Law Society and Resolution. We would like to see any material changes to the expectation of the structure set out in primary legislation rather than secondary legislation. We are keen that the public at the end of this process as it goes through parliament, in either a few weeks – some of us think that’s too rushed – or in a few months, when there’s an opportunity for public debate, to understand what the divorce process is all about.’MPs were told the Family Law Act 1996, which included provisions for no-fault divorce, ended up ‘extremely complicated’.Hodson said: ‘1996 did at least allow the public to have a discussion about what it was like. We’re not having that discussion at the moment. Partly it’s going through fairly quickly. Partly it hasn’t got into the public arena. We would be very keen to say if the Ministry of Justice has any concerns about bringing any of these aspects forward, put them in the primary legislation.’He said section 1 of the bill was difficult to read. ‘It isn’t a progressive process, it doesn’t use straightforward language… When is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage? I agree with Nigel that we don’t want to clog [the bill] up, but there are some crucial elements here that should be brought into this legislation rather than, dare I say, Henry VIII-type powers.’last_img read more

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Free Diving Competition to be held in Soufriere

first_imgNews Free Diving Competition to be held in Soufriere by: – November 22, 2018 Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img Share 38 Views   no discussions A Free Diving Competition will be held this month  in Soufriere.Free Diving is a form of underwater diving, that relies on holding the breadth until resurfacing rather than the use of breathing apparatus such as scuba gear.President of Local Area Management Authority (LAMA) Heston Charles said the Free Diving Competition features the best free-divers from around the world.“Free Diving has been one of the most popular product that has been added in the Soufriere area, Mr. Charles stated.“Two partners who have been able to bring this event here for us in Dominica, is the Blue Element and Ocean View,” Mr. Charles statedMr. Charles said the Free Diving Competition will increase income in the country and the community of Soufriere.last_img read more

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Lima Bandara Ini Punya Jalur Kereta Terbaik

first_imgMatcha Menuju konsep bandara internasional dengan standar konektivitas modern dan terpadu, maka penyediaan transportasi berupa kereta bandara (airport train) sudah menjadi suatu keharusan, apalagi bila akses bandara terhubung dengan kota metropolitan yang padat penduduk, serta identik dengan kemacetan lalu lintas.Bila di Indonesia sedang dalam tahap implementasi, seperti KA Bandara Kuala Namu di Medan, dan beberapa daerah yang tengah dalam proses penyelesaian, maka di luar negeri, terutama di negara-negara maju adopsi airport train sudah demikian maju. Dengan adanya stasiun kereta yang menangani perjalanan dari bandara menuju kota akan memudahkan penumpang pesawat, tanpa harus khawatir pada kemacetan lalu lintas yang menghadang di jalur tol menuju bandara. Dan dilansir dari wired.com, ada lima bandara terbaik di dunia yang memiliki perjalanan airport train yang mengubungkan sisi bandara ke pusat kota.1. Hong Kong, perjalanan nyaman dan tidak menyusahkan dari pintu ke pintuHong Kong Airport Express menjadi penghubung bandara yang kedua setelah pesawat menuju kereta. Keberangkatan kereta dari gedung terminal biasanya 12 menit sekali dan berhenti di Kowloon dan stasiun Hongkong serta stasiun Tsing Yi jika Anda menuju Tung Chung. Nantinya di kedua stasiun tersebut, ada shuttle bus dari Airport Express yang membawa wisatawan menuju hotel tanpa membayar atau gratis. Dengan menggunakan ini, wisatawan tidak perlu lagi terhubung dengan kereta lainnya, taksi atau berjalan. Airport Express dalam beberapa kesempatan juga memberikan penghargaan kepada wisatawan yang bepergian dengan reward 200 Asia Miles. Tak hanya memudahakan dalam perjalanan dari bandara ke kota, di stasiun Hongkong dan Kowloon, juga tersedia mesin-mesin untuk chek ini tiket maskapai-maskapai besar (boarding pass saja). Tarif perjalanan kereta ke Central di Pulau Hongkong satu tiket seharga 100 dolar Hong Kong atau setara dengan $12,9 menuju stasiun Hong Kong dan 90 dolar Hong Kong atau setara dengan $11,5 untuk stasiun Kowloon. Tarif ini hampir setengah harga Octopus Card.Ma Petite Arie2. Paris Charles d Gaulle, Koneksi mudah ke beberapa tujuanTerminal 2 Charles de Gaulle memiliki puluhan kereta yang berangkat menuju berbagai daerah di Perancis. Ada beberapa maskapai yang men-share kode penerbangan mereka ke TVG yang menyediakan layanaan cepat dan langsung ke pusat kota, beberapa kota di Perancis dan Belgia. TVG ini tidak tidak melayanai perjalanan ke paris sendirian yakni dengan bantuan maskapai sehingga bisa melayani wisatawan dengan baik. RER, kereta pinggir kota yang membantu TVG juga menyediakan layanan lokal dan kereta ekspres ke Paris.Tarif yang dibebankan wisatawan untuk kereta ini baik TVG atau RER sama yakni €8,20 atau sama dengan $12. Nantinya setealh sampai di kota Paris, untuk menyambung dengan RER atau Metro jalur lain bisa menggunakan tiket yang sama dengan TVG. Jangan heran saat di kereta akan menemukan pemain akordeon di dalamnya untuk menghibur penumpang.3. London Heathrow, mahal dan cepat sampai tujuanBAA Heathrow Express memberikan perjalanan yang cukup cepat sekitar 15 menit dari bandara Heathrow ke Paddington. Sayangnya harga tiket untuk perjalanan menggunakan BAA Heathrow Express ini bukanlah murah yakni £14,50 atau $30 untuk tujuan ke Piccadilly dimana banyak terdapat resort. Sedangkan kereta dari Piccadilly menuju Gloucester hanya membutuhkan waktu 37 menit dan 55 menit sampai ke King Cross dengan tiket £4 untuk pembayaran tunai dan £2 atau $4 dengan kartu Oyster. Perjalanan ini memang mahal, namun sebanding dengan waktu tempuh yang bisa dikatakan cepat untuk sampai ke tujuan wisatawan.4. Tokyo Narita, Rute nyaman kebeberap kota dan lebih murah dibanding taksiBandara yang ada di Jepang ini, menyediakan dua rute layanan ekspres ke kota. Narita Express juga dikenal dengan N’EX dan berangkat setiap 30 menit sekali dari stasiun Tokyo menuju kota-kota lain seperti Yokohama dan Kamakura. Menggunakan N’EX ini, Anda dijamin pasti mendapat tempat duduk dari terminal ke Tokyo. Tarif perjalanan menggunakan NÉX ini ¥2,940 atau setara dengan $26,4, mungkin tarif tiket N’EX ini terlalu mahal, namun bila dibandingkan dengan tarif taksi bisa mencapai ¥15.000 atau setara dengan $134 atau lebih. The Keisei Skyliner yang menuju Ueno, Nipori dan Aoto di Tokyo untuk wisatawan ini dikenakan tarif ¥2,000 atau setara dengan $18 serta harus memesan tempat duduk. Kedua kereta ini berhenti pada Terminal 1 dan 2 di Bandara Narita. Tak hanya itu, jika komuter berhenti di Narita, Anda harus bersiap untuk berpindah pada jam sibuk.5. Chicago O’Hare, perjalanan yang sering, murah dan langsungBandara yang dikenal dengan penunandaan lalu lintas udaranya karena badai yang melewati jalur menuju Chicago. Bila Anda ingin berkunjung ke Chicago, baiknya menuju Chicago Transit Authority yang menyediakan jalulr kereta dengan perjalanan yang sering dan langsung dari O’Hare ke Loop di pusat kota. Untuk menuju Chicago Transit Authority ini, dari kedua terminal domestik harus melalui jalan bawah tanah. Nantinya kereta Blue Line akan berangkat setiap 5 menit sekali pada jam sibuk dan 8 menit sekali pada siang hari serta 10-30 menit setiap perjalanan kereta malam. Sesampainya di pusat kota, stasiun Washington, Monroe dan Jackson bisa ditempuh dengan jalan kaki. Perjalanan dari O’Hare menuju ke pusat kota di Loop hanya memakan waktu 45 menit. Untuk tarif tiketnya terbilang cukup murah yakni $2 atu $1,75 bila menggunakan Chicago Card.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Relatedlast_img read more

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Erland scores career-high 20, but Argos fall, 68-65

first_imgErland scores career-high 20, but Argos fall, 68-65 Emily Erland surpassed her previous career high of 19 with 20 points Saturday against Valdosta State (Photo by Bill Stockland)    VALDOSTA, Ga. – West Florida senior Emily Erland scored a career-high 20 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Argonauts fell 68-65 Saturday afternoon at Valdosta State.After trailing by as much as 11 in the first half, UWF came back and held the lead going into halftime, 32-31. The Argos held the lead for the majority of a second half that saw seven lead changes, but Valdosta took the momentum over the course of the final five minutes.Trailing 63-61 with 59 seconds left in regulation, Hanna Vette (Tarkio, Mo./Mineral Area CC) converted a three-point play to give UWF a 64-63 lead. But VSU’s Brittany Nelson hit a 3-pointer on the next possession to give VSU a 66-64 lead with 41 seconds remaining. Vette brought the Argos within one, hitting one of two free throws with 28 seconds remaining, but VSU extended its lead to 68-65 by making two free throws.Erland (Pegram, Tenn./Harpeth HS) went 9-for-14 from the field and had eight rebounds. Vette added 19 points and nine rebounds, and Sarah Gradel (Moline, Ill./Moline HS) recorded a career-high 10 rebounds in the loss. Jasmine Wigfall (Orlando, Fla./Timber Creek HS) led the team with three assists while scoring five with a block and a steal. UWF will be back in action Feb. 28 on the road at Delta State in Cleveland, Miss. at 5:30 p.m.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#Newspaper Box ScoreWest Florida vs Valdosta State02/23/13 2:00 p.m. at Valdosta, Ga. (The Complex)At Valdosta, Ga. (The Complex)VALDOSTA STATE 68, WEST FLORIDA 65WEST FLORIDA (6-18, 3-13)Erland, Emily 9-14 1-2 20; Vette, Hanna 7-13 4-6 19; Johnson, Toynetta 5-150-0 10; Gradel, Sarah 1-6 3-8 6; Wigfall, Jasmine 2-15 1-2 5; Druding,Jaymie 1-2 1-1 3; Hughes, Kelseigh 1-2 0-2 2; Miller, Raquel 0-0 0-0 0;Byrd, Tayler 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-68 10-21 65.VALDOSTA STATE (15-9, 8-8)Nelson,Brittney 6-15 2-2 18; Williams,Kourtnee 5-14 7-10 18; Johnson,Ashley6-7 1-1 13; Smith,Kamyia 2-5 4-5 8; Satterfield,Brooke 2-7 1-1 6;Domljanovic,Ivana 1-1 1-1 3; Sprague,Courtney 0-1 2-2 2; Mapp,Jasmine 0-50-0 0. Totals 22-55 18-22 68.West Florida………………   32   33  –   65Valdosta State…………….   31   37  –   683-point goals–West Florida 3-11 (Gradel, Sarah 1-1; Vette, Hanna 1-5;Erland, Emily 1-1; Wigfall, Jasmine 0-1; Johnson, Toynetta 0-3), ValdostaState 6-21 (Nelson,Brittney 4-8; Satterfield,Brooke 1-6; Williams,Kourtnee1-5; Mapp,Jasmine 0-1; Smith,Kamyia 0-1). Fouled out–West Florida-None,Valdosta State-None. Rebounds–West Florida 49 (Gradel, Sarah 10), ValdostaState 32 (Johnson,Ashley 7; Nelson,Brittney 7). Assists–West Florida 9(Wigfall, Jasmine 3), Valdosta State 12 (Sprague,Courtney 6). Totalfouls–West Florida 16, Valdosta State 15. Technical fouls–WestFlorida-None, Valdosta State-None. A-619  Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Sharelast_img read more

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GAME NOTES: UWF softball plays host to two GSC opponents this weekend

first_img Share GAME NOTES: UWF softball plays host to two GSC opponents this weekend Sophomore Aubrey Sumlin ranks third on the team in RBIs this season (9). (Photo by Bill Stockland) center_img    PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida softball team will play host to two Gulf South Conference opponents this weekend at the UWF Softball Complex. On Saturday, March 16 UWF will face Shorter for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. West Florida will wrap up the weekend with another doubleheader on Sunday against West Georgia.Live Coverage: Live Stats / AudioGame Notes: West Florida Plays Host To Two GSC OpponentsBAILEY KEEPS GSC LEAD IN ERASophomore Taylor Bailey currently leads the Gulf South Conference in ERA (2.08) through 77.1 innings pitched. The Austin, Texas native also leads the conference in opposing batting average (.232) and batters struck out looking (22). Bailey was named GSC Player of the Week after striking out nine batters and allowing only four runs in two complete-game wins to help the Argonauts to a 4-0 start in conference play. DEFENSE IN THE OUTFIELDThe Argonaut coaching staff is pleased with this years’ crop of first-year players, especially in the outfield. Junior leftfielder Danielle Sanders and junior centerfielder Audrey Harner have both made outstanding defensive plays this season already. Bianca Lopez, Jordan Camp and Caroline Kaston add speed in right field and compliment the first-year duo in the outfield.RATLIFF RANKS AMONGST GSC BEST Senior pitcher Jordan Ratliff has a 3.99 ERA after 52.2 innings pitched this season. Ratliff ranks ninth among GSC pitchers in ERA and also ranks 10th in the conference in opposing batting average, holding opposing hitters to a .303 batting average.SANDERS SHOWING SPEEDSanders currently is tied for second in the Gulf South Conference in stolen bases (13). Last season at St. Petersburg College she ranked fourth in the Florida College System Activities Association in stolen bases (34). As a freshman in 2011 she ranked ninth in the FCSAA in stolen bases (27).CYR AMONG TOP COACHES IN NCAAHead coach Tami Cyr ranks as one of the most successful head coaches in NCAA softball history. Cyr’s 959 career wins ranks 27th among all NCAA D-I, D-II and D-III head coaches. She ranks 11th all-time in NCAA DII history and seventh among ‘active’ NCAA DII head coaches.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Credit Cards Accepted At Soldotna Campgrounds Starting May 15th

first_imgThere was new equipment purchases associated with implementing the credit card pay stations, and updates on the networking systems. The goal is to reduce the amount of cash that goes through the campgrounds, and cutting the cost associated with having staff members to count and verify each cash transaction. For more information http://www.ci.soldotna.ak.us/departments/parks-and-recreation FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享For the first time the City of Soldotna will be offering the option to accept credit cards within their campgrounds. Carmichael: “A benefit of the credit card system is that at really peak times we will be able to help people pay in a more expedient manner.”  Andrew Carmichael Parks and Recreation Director for Soldotna… Carmichael: “In dream land would we go to an ultimate cashless system? That would be a dream and would be awesome to not have to handle cash, and not have pay people to necessarily count and recount and have all the double measures in place which all costs money in operations.”last_img read more

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Tumbe register second win 38-28

first_imgRugby League Giru Construction Jiwaka Waghi Tumbe woke up from their slumber to beat the visiting Bintangor Goroka Lahanis 38-28 in the second round of the Digicel Cup competition yesterday. However, head coach Francis Ray said despite the win his players did not play to the expectation. Ray said his players lacked combination in the opening minutes that gave the visitors the opportunity to take advantage with two quick tries in the opening minutes. He said his players were sleeping in the first half but bounced back in the remaining minutes of the second half to register a win. Ray said there are still some areas to polish up on in training during the week before the next game in Wabag against the Enga Mioks. He said the expectation was high playing at home but it did not eventuate. Lahanis coach Michael Moses blamed his boys for the poor performance. Moses said they capitalised on Tumbe’s mistakes in the opening minutes and played very well but failed to keep the momentum going . He said they troubled themselves with a lot silly mistakes and that is something they need to work on. Moses said most of his players were young and needed to work more with them. In the opening minutes, Lahanis fullback Adel Henry opened the scoreboard with a try on the far right which was converted by Robin Soga to take an early 6-0 lead. Minutes later, Tumbe skipper Sipa Korken charges through the Lahanis’ defence and barges over for a try. Halfback Raiven Jonah failed to find the extras and the score remains 6-4. Lahanis centre Pasu Awani scored their second try that saw Soga raise the flags to 12-4. However, Tumbe hit back with winger Solo Memti scoring an unconverted try to trail 12-8. Then Tumbe crossed over again minutes later with centre Emmanuel Wayne scoring near the posts to level at 12-12. Jonah made no mistake with his boots to extend the lead to 14-12. The Lahanis scored again to take an 18-12 lead once again but the try was short-lived, again Tumbe charged through the visitors defence and scored to take the lead to the break. Back in the second half Lahanis prop and skipper Gonzale Urakusie hit on Tumbe defence offloaded the ball to hooker Charlie Buka to score a converted try under the cross bar. Tumbe skipper Sipa Korken maintained his form to retaliate and touch down in the ingoal and Jonah extended the score line to 26-24. The Tumbe backline combined well against and resulted in Wayne scoring his second try under the posts. Lahanis prop Gene Markham charged and touched down for an unconverted try and with seconds remaining to fulltime, Tumbe second rower Andrew Ipi closed the score book and Jonah added the extras to wrap up the game on 38-28.last_img read more

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