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 TROY, MI — ArvinMeritor has appointed Mary Lehmann to the position of vice president and treasurer. Lehmann will also serve as an officer of the company. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Lehmann most recently served as the company’s assistant treasurer, with responsibility for all aspects of treasury including debt and financing strategy, bank credit lines, foreign currency exchange and interest rate risk management and corporate insurance. In her new role, Lehmann will be responsible for ArvinMeritor’s global capital market and treasury activities, reporting to Jim Donlon, senior vice president and CFO. Before joining ArvinMeritor in 2004, Lehmann served in several roles of increasing responsibility at Ford Motor Co., including director of Affiliate Financing and director of Global Banking and Short-Term Funding. She holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts in economics, both from the University of Michigan. For more information about ArvinMeritor, visit: www.arvinmeritor.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,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 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. 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.
AUSTRALIA: The first of the Waratah Series 2 double-deck suburban electric multiple-units entered passenger service with Sydney Trains on September 6. All 24 of the eight-car units are scheduled to be progressively introduced by early 2019.Transport for New South Wales ordered the EMUs from Downer EDI in December 2016 under the Sydney Growth Trains project, which forms part of the New South Wales government’s A$1·5bn ‘More Trains, More Services’ programme. The Series 2 EMUs are similar to the 78 eight-car Waratah sets delivered in 2011-14 by the Downer-led Reliance Rail consortium under a PPP contract. Construction has been outsourced to CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles, which manufactured the bodyshells for the original Waratahs.The Series 2 trains feature improved air-conditioning with ‘advanced’ temperature control, more than 90 internal and external CCTV cameras, two customer help points per car, improved accessibility with priority seating, wheelchair spaces and hearing aid loops, high-definition information screens and improved interior LED lighting.‘We have built on the success of the original Waratah train fleet to deliver Sydney’s newest trains in record time’, said Downer CEO Grant Fenn. ‘We understand the transport challenges in New South Wales and the need to increase capacity as quickly as possible with improved passenger comfort and the highest standards of safety.’
A prominent Zimbabwean cleric, who prophesied that President Robert Mugabe would die this year, was on Thursday denied bail by a Harare magistrate on charges of offending other religions.Pastor Patrick Mugadza, 46, of the Remnant Church torched a storm when he predicted that Zimbabwe’s longtime ruler would die on October 17 this year. The cleric urged 92 yea-old Mugabe to confess to his sins and pray hard in order to avoid the impending death.Magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti ruled that the pastor had the propensity to commit crimes when he was on bail after finding that Mugadza committed the alleged offense while on bail on two other offences in which he was charged with criminal nuisance.Mugadza was also on bail on charges of wearing the southern African country’s national flag around his waist during a protest.One of his attorneys, Obey Shava, left the court in stitches after he asked the investigating officer in the current case when President Mugabe would die.“Why do you say that President Mugabe is not going to die on October 17? So are you challenging God’s power?” asked the attorney.However, Officer Mafion Muchena said he could not respond to that question, arguing that he was not aware of the status of Mugabe’s health. Mugabe often visits Singapore for his medical treatment routines. The magistrate ordered Mugadza to return to court on February 3 for commencement of his trial as his attorneys indicated that they may appeal the magistrate’s decision to deny him bail.Pastor Mugabe was not new to controversy. In 2015, he staged a one-man protest at the ruling Zanu-PF party’s annual conference in Victoria Falls demanding that Mugabe step down for failing to run Zimbabwe’s affairs.Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe with an iron fist since the country attained its independence from Britain in 1980.(News 24)
(This blog brought to you by Atlantic Remodeling. Visit www.atlanticremodeling.com to learn about their Red Cent Guarantee!)BALTIMORE — Unless you’re heavily invested in the futures of such Ravens players as Tyrod Taylor, Aaron Mellette, and Asa Jackson, there wasn’t much to like Thursday night despite a 27-23 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons.Head coach John Harbaugh said it all as the first half ended with the Ravens trailing 20-7 after the offense was held to just 131 total yards, the defense had surrendered 255 yards, and the team had committed five penalties for 42 yards. The effort was sloppy, out of rhythm, and unlike anything the sixth-year coach could remember in his tenure in Baltimore — even if it was only the second preseason game of the summer.“That first half was about as poorly as we could play,” Harbaugh said at halftime. “I can’t remember us playing worse since we came here.”Speaking with more perspective after a 21-point fourth quarter that propelled the Ravens to a 2-0 start in the preseason, the coach acknowledged that many of the first-half mistakes were correctable and he was right. As shaky as the defensive effort was, Dean Pees’ unit has several new pieces that need to gel over these next three weeks prior to the regular-season opener. The secondary will be aided by the return of top cornerback Lardarius Webb, and most players on which the Ravens are counting have track records that create a certain comfort level.The penalties are a concern when you recall the Ravens being plagued by them last year — ranking 31st in the NFL — but they weren’t of the variety causing you to lose too much sleep.Of course, the area raising the most concern for the second week in a row is the stagnant performance of the offense as the Ravens couldn’t run nor throw the ball with any level of consistency in the first 30 minutes of play. The lone highlight was a 77-yard touchdown strike from Joe Flacco to Torrey Smith on a crossing pattern over the middle of the field on the first play of their second offensive series.Aside from that one play, the Ravens were held to 54 yards on 18 plays and managed just three first downs before halftime. Baltimore carried the ball 10 times for just 13 yards in the first half as the starting offensive line opened few running lanes with Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda not quite ready for game action.Wide receivers not named Smith were held to one catch for four yards on six targets prior to Mellette’s 40-yard touchdown to open the fourth-quarter scoring.“We kind of beat ourselves with penalties and certain miscues, and it’s tough to play from behind,” Smith said. “When you’re not playing many plays, it’s tough to recover from that, but we’ll be fine. We know what the mistakes were that we made, and you can’t make penalties, so obviously we need to correct that.”There are only so many times you can go to the “throw a quick slant to Torrey Smith for a touchdown” trick in the playbook.The results of Thursday night’s game are truly inconsequential as we’ll all forget the score of the game in just a few weeks, but the current state of the passing offense continues to look like one of panic. Beyond Smith, not a single receiver emerged as Jacoby Jones was held to one reception and newly-signed veteran Brandon Stokley wasn’t targeted after playing only a handful of plays in the slot.With Ed Dickson still sidelined with a hamstring injury, current starting tight end Visanthe Shiancoe was targeted twice in the first half — one negated by a penalty — and failed to record a reception.It was Jones again running a questionable route that contributed in part to a second Flacco interception in as many weeks.“I threw it into a bee’s nest,” said Flacco about the second-quarter pick. “I thought Jacoby might be able to get around the Sam linebacker, so I kind of threw it off of his shoulder, but Jacoby was just getting behind there, so I threw it into too many people.”It’s becoming apparent that the Ravens are discovering what the Houston Texans did about Jones’ limitations as a wide receiver. The Pro Bowl return specialist’s ideal role is the one he served last year as a vertical threat on the outside in three-wide sets and as a player you can use for a handful of gadget plays over the course of the year.But Jones hasn’t been as disappointing as third-year receiver Tandon Doss, who didn’t even draw any playing time with the starting offense on Thursday as Stokley took the reps in the slot. Though not the deciding factor by any stretch, Doss was viewed as a real piece of the puzzle along with tight end Dennis Pitta this offseason to replace veteran Anquan Boldin’s production.Instead, it’s been a quiet summer for the 2011 fourth-round pick, who has struggled to gain separation in practices and each of the first two preseason contests. Doss suffered a drop on a pass originally ruled to be a fumble in the third quarter before he did manage to make up for it with a 5-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.“That was really, really great to see,” Harbaugh said. “Consistency is important, too. You’ve got to stack good plays. We’ll have to go back and look at that and just see for every guy how that plays out. You really need to watch the tape and kind of see where the situation is to evaluate it fairly.”Harbaugh’s correct and much of what he saw on both sides of the ball was correctable, but he’ll also find a group of wide receivers and tight ends that struggled to gain separation over the first three quarters of play. And while it’s only a preseason game for the established veterans with track records, these are the precious opportunities to find out as much as you can about the unknown commodities on your roster.The likes of Doss, David Reed, LaQuan Williams (who followed a strong preseason opener with two drops Thursday night), and the injured Deonte Thompson haven’t looked up to the task for the most part in the two preseason games or practices, leaving the door open for Stokley and newly-signed veteran tight end Dallas Clark to receive extensive opportunities in the all-important third preseason game.Four weeks into the summer, a long-term and potentially season-ending hip injury to Pitta and a disappointing Doss have left the plan to replace Boldin in shambles as the Ravens are now looking for any help they can get to augment the passing game.Beyond Smith and Ray Rice out of the backfield, who can you trust as pass catchers?Flacco has talked a good game all spring and summer about trusting his young receivers, but you wonder how much of that is the sixth-year quarterback trying to be a good teammate at this point as he can’t truly rely on anyone but Smith in the current batch of healthy receivers and tight ends.At least there’s always Rice and the check-down to count on.“We really don’t think about it too much besides when we’re questioned about it,” Flacco said about the perceived offensive struggles. “You guys look more at that stuff. We just go out there and play and do it with who we have out there. I think the guys are doing a great job.”Who we have out there.Whether he intended to or not, the quarterback said it all with that portion of his response.And Thursday made you continue to doubt if who the Ravens have out there will be enough this year.
11 April 2011South Africa has produced yet another golf major winner. Charl Schwartzel played like a champion at Augusta, closing with four birdies in succession to capture a two-shot victory in the US Masters over Australia’s Jason Day and Adam Scott on Sunday.While he finished brilliantly, he also began his round remarkably, chipping in on the number one for a birdie, and then holing out on the third hole for an eagle.Unfortunately for Schwartzel, his eagle was immediately followed by a bogey, but that proved to be the only blemish on his scorecard on the day.The South African’s four-round total was 14-under-par 274, made up of rounds of 69, 71, 68, and a closing six-under-par 66.50 years to the dayAmazingly, his win came 50 years to the day after the legendary Gary Player became the first non-American to don the green jacket.The 75-year-old Player followed the event on television and posted his congratulations to Schwartzel on Twitter: “I am absolutely delighted for Charl and South Africa. Congratulations and very well done to him. That is how you finish like a champion!”One of the secrets to Schwartzel’s success was his putting. Addressing the media after his win, he said he had received some good advice ahead of the tournament.“This year, Nick Price gave me a really good tip, so did David Frost,” he said. “Nicky said when he came over, he used to find that fastest putt on every green and practice that, and that’s what I did for the last three weeks.”HighlightSmiling, Schwartzel said: “It’s a dream for me. It’s obviously the highlight of my career by a long way.“I always thought if there was one that I would win, it would be this one. This is the sort of golf course that suits my eye. It’s the sort of course that I grew up on … I just feel really comfortable on it.”Schwartzel showed remarkable calm on a hectic final day during which there was a five-way tie for the lead as the end neared. As Player wrote, the 26-year-old finished like a champion to take victory.“As simple as possible under pressure works,” Schwartzel said.Dedicated victory to his fatherHe dedicated his victory to his father and paid tribute to him for his influence on his game. “He’s put endless time into it. It was never an effort for him,” said Schwartzel junior.“He taught me my golf swing. He made it very simple for me, which I believe is a fantastic recipe. When you get too technical, things can become difficult.”After his fast start, Schwartzel had a run of 10 birdies in succession before his sensational finish. But, while the South African finished with aplomb, third-round leader Rory McIlroy imploded.Triple-bogeyThe Northern Irishman had entered the final round with a four-shot lead over four players, one of whom was Schwartzel. He covered the first nine holes in one-over-par 37, but his round nose-dived on the tenth when he triple-bogeyed.McIlroy went on to card 43 over the inward nine for a horrific 80 and tumbled from first to a tie for fifteenth, an incredible 10 shots behind the winner.South AfricansTrevor Immelman, the 2008 champion, was one of the men tied with McIlroy in fifteenth place, on four-under-par 284 after rounds of 69, 73, 73, and 69.Ernie Els finished 19 shots behind Schwarztel and well out of the running, on five-over 293.Tim Clark missed the cut by a single shot, while Retief Goosen, Louis Oosthuizen, and Rory Sabbatini also failed to make it to the third round.Schwartzel’s victory made him South Africa’s third US Masters winner after Gary Player and Trevor Immelman, and the seventh South African to win a major, the others being Bobby Locke, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, and his very good friend Louis Oosthuizen.LEADERBOARD Charl Schwartzel (-14) 69, 71, 68, 66, 274Jason Day (-12) 72, 64, 72, 68, 276Adam Scott (-12) 72, 70, 67, 67, 276Tiger Woods (-10) 71, 66, 74, 67, 278Geoff Ogilvy (-10) 69, 69, 73, 67, 278Luke Donald (-10) 72, 68, 69, 69, 278Angel Cabrera (-9) 71, 70, 67, 71, 279Bo Van Pelt (-8) 73, 69, 68, 70, 280K.J. Choi (-8) 67, 70, 71, 72, 280Ryan Palmer (-6) 71, 72, 69, 70, 282 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Israel today lifted its ban on the iPad. After two weeks of banning the popular tablet computers, the Ministry of Communications is allowing them in and returning the confiscated tablets.Moses Kahlon, the Minister of Communications, announced the lift in a press release. The original decision to ban the iPad was made without the minister’s knowledge, inspiring a governmental squabblefest in Israel.iPads were initially banned out of fear that the the tablet’s wireless would interact improperly with communications frequencies because they did not adhere to Israeli Wi-Fi standards. Technical tests carried out by both the ministry and an international lab proved that this was not so. The Ministry is allowing the importation of only one iPad per person.There is no information explaining this restriction in the press release. If there is no risk, it does not immediately make sense. Tags:#Apple#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts
From Fakir HassenJohannesburg, Nov 25 (PTI) Annual South African imports of sports goods from India increased by 42 per cent in 2014, the Indian envoy here has said while hoping that the growth will be even greater in this year.A delegation of 22 Indian sports goods exporters under the aegis of the Sports Goods Exports Promotion Council (SGEPC) are in the middle of a week-long visit to South Africa talking to sports goods dealers.”In 2014, Indian sports goods exports to South Africa registered a robust growth of 42 per cent, up from 88 million rand in 2013 to 125 million rand in 2014,” said Indian High Commissioner to South Africa Ruchi Ghanashyam, as she welcomed the delegation and congratulated exporters on this achievement.But she also advised Indian companies to diversify their product range to tap into the camping, angling, adventure sports and safari markets which were in huge demand in the sport-loving nation.Tarun Dewan, Executive Director of the SGEPC, said the Council had been coming to South Africa regularly for many years and many members had developed important relationships with local distributors.One such member, Ashwani Mahajan of Avran Exports, said his first deal in South Africa was when Nelson Mandela had been released from prison in the early 1990s.”That first deal was for just about USD 1,000. Last year the same importer took two containers worth USD 80,000,” Mahajan said, attributing the appeal of Indian sports goods in South Africa to the consistency in quality over the years.Indian Consul-General Randhir Jaiswal told the delegation at a dinner here yesterday that South Africa was Indias fourth largest export market for sports goods.advertisementJaiswal called upon the SGEPC to give attention to the South African market which was loaded with potential for Indian exporters in areas other than the cricket equipment, soccer balls, training accessories, martial sports equipment, sports clothing, gym support items and toys that were the main focus of Indian sports good exports at present.”South Africa with its strong sporting and outdoor culture is an attractive market for sports goods. South Africa imported sports goods worth 5,787 million rands in 2014, witnessing a growth of 18 per cent as compared to 2013,” Jaiswal said, adding that Indias main competitors in this area were China, the US and the UK. PTI FH AMS
Touch Football Australia would like to attention members to the following community notice centreing around the observance of World Diabetes Day, today Wednesday 14th November 2007.With the passage of the United Nations’ World Diabetes Day Resolution in December 2006, November 14 has now become a United Nations-observed day. The date was chosen because it marks the birthday of Frederick Banting, who, along with Charles Best, is credited with the discovery of insulin. The theme of this year’s World Diabetes Day campaign is Diabetes in Children and Adolescents.Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. It can strike children at any age, including pre-school children and even toddlers. Yet diabetes in children is often diagnosed late, when the child has diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), or it is misdiagnosed completely. The United Nations has shown its commitment to raising awareness of World Diabetes Day and by highlighting the global impact of diabetes.Over 246 million people are living with diabetes. Without concerted action to fight the disease, this figure will reach 380 million within a generation.World Diabetes Day is celebrated worldwide. It brings together millions of people in over 195 countries to raise awareness of diabetes, including children and adults affected by diabetes, healthcare professionals, healthcare decision-makers and the media. For further information visit www.worlddiabetesday.orgTouch Football Australia thanks you for your attention.
Touch Football Australia (TFA) would like to notify all interested members that the nomination process for Masters World Cup Squads remains open. By clicking on the following link you will be directed to the online nomination process where you can nominate yourself for selection into a World Cup Training Squad:https://reg.sportingpulse.com/v6/regoform.cgi?formID=36057Although squads/teams will be named and preparation will begin, nominations for inclusion in the Masters Training Squad may be considered up until the end of March 2015. Therefore although teams will be selected TFA reserves the right to judge form and fitness status at the 2015 National Touch League which may result in changes or additions if the coach/High Performance Panel deem the player not to be at the appropriate level for World Cup representation. Please see attached original nomination information for more detail.TFA has also been advised by the Federation of International Touch (FIT) of a change to the age eligibility requirements and divisions within the World Cup event. Please see attached letter from FIT outlining the change made to the age division of Senior Women from Women’s 30’s to Women’s 27’s. This will mean to be eligible that female players must be aged 27 or over by 31 December, 2014.TFA would also like to notify that the previously tentative dates set for the Masters World Cup Training Squad camps in June/July of this year will now be moved to a later date. This will give us the required time to reassess the Senior Women’s division and selections for that squad. Tentative dates of Saturday, 8 and Sunday, 9 November 2014 in Sydney have now been set. When final arrangements are made all selected training squad athletes will be notified.Formal notification of the athletes selected into all Masters World Cup Squads other than Women’s 27’s will be forthcoming in the next month. Please contact Wayne Grant for any further queries.For more information, please click on the attachments below. Related Filesfit_world_cup_memo_-_may_2015-pdfmasters_world_cup_nomination_information-pdftfa_2015_world_cup_masters_squads_nominations-pdfRelated LinksMasters World Cup
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Arsenal post new update on Lacazetteby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have posted an update on Alexandre Lacazette.The Frenchman has been recovering from an ankle injury that has persisted since preseason.He has missed the club’s last three games and won’t return until October.A statement on the club’s website said: “Left ankle. Alex continues to rehabilitate the injury to his left ankle and is likely to be back in action in October.”