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Christina Awad Joins Precision Fleet Brakes

Posted in bacbbpks on October 20th, 2020

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas – Precision Fleet Brakes has announced that Christina Awad has joined the company as a project manager. In this position, she is responsible for customer relations, business management and sales support. Awad reports to Zane McCarthy, president and CEO, Precision Fleet Brakes. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “I’d like to welcome Christina to Precision Fleet Brakes,” said McCarthy. “With her previous experience and knowledge of the cryogenics industry she is the perfect addition to our team as we continue to grow and expand our customer base.” Prior to joining Precision Fleet Brakes, Awad worked at Air Liquide as an account manager, where she was responsible for introducing new applications of cryogenics to a variety of industries, maintaining customer accounts and serving as a liaison between several departments, including engineering, distribution, business development and management. Awad graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), with a bachelor of science degree in astrophysics. She plans to continue her education by earning a degree in environmental engineering.,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 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.  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 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

Why institutions are resurrecting their bonds with property

Posted in bacbbpks on October 18th, 2020

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Afrox responds to customer demand

Posted in bacbbpks on October 7th, 2020

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Drake on the double

Posted in bacbbpks on September 29th, 2020

first_imgIn addition to general heavy haulage tasks, the manufacturer said the trailer can accommodate longer and heavier items, including loads up to 165 tonnes.Meanwhile, Amcor Excavations, a Queensland-based earthmoving and bulk haulage operator, has taken delivery of a 3×4 lowbed trailer.The 45 ft (13.7 m) dropdeck trailer is capable of handling a variety of loads, said Drake Trailers.“[The trailer] was built with road train duties in mind and fitted with BPW air suspension and axle combinations,” explained Drake. “This is to aid in load stability, which is important for long trips.” read more

Michigan airport evacuated; officer seen bleeding from neck

Posted in bacbbpks on September 28th, 2020

first_img Recommended Michigan airport evacuated; officer seen bleeding from neck What airlines are doing to protect you against COVID-19 Delta plans to ban masks with valves on flights Author: AP Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. FLINT, Mich. (AP) Officials on Wednesday evacuated an airport in Flint, Michigan, where a witness said he saw an officer bleeding from his neck and a knife nearby on the ground.On Twitter, Michigan State Police say the officer is in critical condition and the FBI was leading the investigation.Bishop International Airport posted on Facebook that passengers were safe and were being told to check for flight delays or cancellations.Ken Brown tells The Flint Journal he was dropping off his daughter at the airport and saw the officer bleeding from his neck. He says he saw a man detained by police and a knife on the ground.“The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck,” Brown said. “I said they need to get him a towel.”Cherie Carpenter, who was awaiting a flight to Texas to see her new grandchild, tells Flint TV station WJRT she saw the attacker being led away in handcuffs. She described the man in custody as appearing “blank, just totally blank.”Airport and police officials didn’t immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press seeking comment.Flint is about 50 miles northwest of Detroit. Published: June 21, 2017 11:08 AM EDT Updated: June 21, 2017 12:23 PM EDT SHARElast_img read more

Voestalpine buys into recycling

Posted in bacbbpks on September 28th, 2020

first_imgON JUNE 29 Voestalpine Railpro signed an agreement to acquire 49% of René Prinsen Spoorwegmaterialen, with retrospective effect from January 1. A complete take-over of the firm will come into effect in two years. Based at Woudenberg in the Netherlands, René Prinsen Spoorwegmaterialen specialises in the removal and recycling or re-sale of used sleepers, rails and other track components. As well as its home country, RPS operates in the UK, Ireland, France and Belgium, and has supplied materials to Japan. The company has 22 employees, and the 2006 turnover totalled €8·9m. As part of the deal René Prinsen has joined the board of Voestalpine Railpro, acting as a consultant in reverse logistics and recycling.last_img read more

D&G Council Holds Public Meetings To Discuss Community Councils

Posted in bacbbpks on September 27th, 2020

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfries and Galloway Council has held a series of public meetings with communities across the region in the past couple of weeks.These meetings have provided residents of our region with an update on the latest position in relation to Community Council re-establishment.The meetings allowed representatives of communities to meet with the Director for the Communities directorate within our Council, Derek Crichton, and quiz him on the latest position in relation to Community council re-establishment. It also allowed our Council to set out the timeline of events that led to the dis-establishment of Community Councils and how our Council took every possible step to avoid this.Points were raised at the meetings over how our Council handled the dis-establishment process. Councillor Tom McAughtrie, who is Chairman of the Council’s Communities Committee commented;“As soon as we became aware of the issues relating to Community Council constitutions we acted. We took reports to both communities and Full Council Committees and sought advice on how best to proceed.Once we knew what had to happen, we made it happen. We put in resources and steps to assist all Community Councils who wished to re-establish. The role a Community Council plays in assisting our Council deliver services and communicate with residents is invaluable, and this is why we have placed so much importance on making sure we can do all we can as a local authority to help get Community Council’s across the area back up and running as soon as is practically possible.I am pleased to report that we’ve been very successful with this so far, with 33 out of a possible 36 Community councils applying for re-establishment.”last_img read more

Watching Butterflies is Good for Your Mental Health

Posted in bacbbpks on September 26th, 2020

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInSir David Attenborough has spoken of the mental health benefits of watching butterflies as he urged people across Scotland to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly survey over the next three weeks.The UK’s butterflies are basking in the best summer conditions for more than a decade, with hot sunny weather enabling widespread species to fly, feed and breed.The Big Butterfly Count launches today and Butterfly Conservation President Sir David said that taking part not only generates important data on butterflies, but also provides participants with precious time out from the stresses of life.Research has indicated that spending time in nature, for example watching wildlife, can have positive benefits for mental health and wellbeing.Sir David explained: “I have been privileged to have witnessed some truly breath-taking wildlife spectacles in far-flung locations but some of my most memorable experiences have happened when I’ve been simply sitting and watching the wildlife that lives where I do.“A few precious moments spent watching a stunning Red Admiral or Peacock butterfly feeding amongst the flowers in my garden never fails to bring me great pleasure.“Spending time with nature offers us all precious breathing space away from the stresses and strains of modern life, it enables us to experience joy and wonder, to slow down and to appreciate the wildlife that lives side-by-side with us.”Butterfly Conservation is being supported by mental health charity Mind to champion the benefits of spending time in nature.Stephen Buckley, Head of Information at Mind, said: “We’re delighted to see that Butterfly Conservation is promoting the mental health benefits of getting outdoors. At Mind, we have found that being in nature can have a powerful, grounding effect, with research indicating that it can help alleviate mental health problems like depression and anxiety. People are encouraged to do the Count at home in their gardens, in a nearby park or while out walking the dog. “The Big Butterfly Count is a wonderful way of interacting with the environment so we really welcome the project and would encourage people to look at the tips and ideas on our website for even more ways to bring nature into our lives.” A guided butterfly walk is also taking place on Saturday 4 August at Tentsmuir Forest in north east Fife, from 10am until 2.30pm and on Sunday 12 August at Preston Grange, Musselburgh, East Lothian, between 11.30am and 4.30pm. A free family event is also taking place just south of Aberdeen near Portlethen on Sunday 29 July. Running from 2pm until 4pm, people will be invited to take part in wildlife walks, the Big Butterfly Count, peat experiments, and other activities for the children. So far this year the UK has experienced the perfect combination of a cold winter and warm, settled late spring and summer enabling spring butterflies to thrive.Species such as Holly Blue, the common whites, Red Admiral and Common Blue could all be in for a bumper Big Butterfly Count.But if the hot weather develops into a drought, the consequences could be catastrophic for butterflies as plants wither away and the next generation of butterfly caterpillars starve to death.Butterfly populations collapsed for this reason after the 1976 drought.The Big Butterfly Count is sponsored by B&Q. Helena Feltham, People Director at B&Q, said: “We know B&Q customers love connecting with nature in their gardens, and garden wildlife and greenery is good for all of us, in so many different ways.“Though gardens in the UK are changing, every outdoor space, no matter its size, can deliver benefits for wildlife.  As part of our ongoing commitment to the nature of gardens, we’ll be encouraging B&Q colleagues and customers alike to get outside, connect with nature and spot as many butterflies as they can during the Big Butterfly Count.”More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species, such as the Small Tortoiseshell, suffering significant slumps.Sir David added: “A cause for great concern over recent years is that many of our once common and widespread species like the Large White, Small Copper and Gatekeeper have started to struggle, mirroring the declines of rarer species. Butterfly Conservation has also revealed that butterflies are declining faster in our towns and cities than in the countryside.“So please take part in the Big Butterfly Count this summer, we need to know now, more than ever before just what is happening to butterflies in our towns, in our gardens and in our countryside. Your records can help us gather vital information that may help protect them in the future.“Get out for the Big Butterfly Count, it’s good for them and it’s good for you.”The Count runs from 20 July to 12 August. Taking part in the Count is easy – find a sunny spot anywhere in the UK and spend 15 minutes counting the butterflies you see and then submit sightings online at  or via the free Big Butterfly Count app.The Big Butterfly Count is being launched at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) London Wetland Centre.WWT Chief Executive Martin Spray CBE said: “We are very excited to host the annual launch of the butterfly count. What else signals summer like seeing a butterfly flit past you? By encouraging families to note down their encounters, experts can better monitor and protect different species. As a must-do fun outdoor activity, we’ll be handing out spotter sheets at all our wetland centres across the UK.”center_img The UK’s Big Butterfly Count is the world’s largest butterfly survey, which encourages people to spot and record 17 species of common butterflies and two day-flying moths during three weeks of high summer. More information all of these events can be found at: There are also a number of events taking place across the country where people can look for butterflies and do a Count, including one on Sunday 22 July at the Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve in East Lothian, between 10.30am and 3.30pm.last_img read more

‘Humiliated’ SMB vows to tie Finals series

Posted in bacbbpks on September 24th, 2020

first_img“They (Ginebra) came out really on fire and, to the letter, nasusunod iyong kanilang game plan, and it was very obvious,” he added. “We’re surprised because of [our] complacency. I think they came out really prepared.”The defending champions are not losing hope, their head coach said.“This is the game I don’t want to experience, especially in the championship series,” said Austria. “The good thing is this is a best-of-seven. Matalo kami ng 40 o 50 (points), this is just one game.”“We have to move forward and we have to adjust next game dahil all the players of Ginebra are really focused. Kahit sino ipasok mo, alam nila,” the six-time PBA champion coach added.For his part, Kings head coach Tim Cone said they have to be ready for the expected adjustments from Beermen.He acknowledged it would be tough to duplicate their impressive shooting performance in Game 1.“It was just one of those nights where we had it and they didn’t,” said Cone. “We were firing on all cylinders. That got them on their heels early, and we didn’t let up.”“But all we did was stir up the beehive, and they’re coming back big time in Game 2,” he added./PN MANILA – After its embarrassing defeat to Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings in Game 1, San Miguel Beermen is determined to bounce back in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.Beermen head coach Leo Austria said that he expects his players to level the series 1-1 in their 6:30 p.m. match. San Miguel lost to Ginebra by 28 points (127-99) in Game 1 on Friday.Austria admitted they were outplayed by Kings, which pulled off the lopsided win with another strong performance from Best Import of the Conference contender Justin Brownlee.“We’ve been humiliated by Ginebra. We’re not able to execute our game plan because we thought our talent that we used during the playoffs, from quarterfinals to the semifinals, will be overwhelming,” Austria said.last_img read more

Iloilo netters shine in age group tennis

Posted in bacbbpks on September 24th, 2020

first_imgIlonggo John Benedict Santiago,meanwhile, emerged as champion in the 14 under boys singles event. Althea Rose Martirez is the Most Valuable Player in the girls singles event of the Palawan Pawnshop National Age Group Tennis Tournament – Roxas City leg. PHOTO COURTESY OF ADVEN SANTIAGO Over 200 entries competed for tophonors and ranking points in the Group I tournament serving as part of thetalent-search of the Palawan Pawnshop-Palawan Express Pera Padala circuit./PN Martirez, a standout of CentralPhilippine University, claimed the championships in the 16 under girls singlesand 18 under girls singles. ROXAS City – Ilonggo netters dominatedthe Palawan Pawnshop National Age Group Tennis Tournament – Roxas City leg heldat the Villareal Stadium Tennis Courts here. John Rafael Santiago also netted acrown in the 10 under unisex doubles. Ilongga Althea Rose Martirez lived upto her top seed billing. She was hailed as the leg’s Most Valuable Player inthe girls singles event.last_img read more