New Officers, Board for ETI

first_imgROCHESTER, Mich. – The Equipment and Tool Institute has set its officers and board of directors for 2010-11.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Taking office on May 1 were President Mike Cable of Hickok, Vice President of Programs Alan Tecmire of ETAS, Vice President of Marketing Dan Brass of Bright Solutions, Secretary/Treasurer Ben Johnson of Alldata and Immediate Past President Dave Schaar of SPX Service Solutions. Elected to the board of directors were Jeff Murphy of RTI Technologies, Jim Graninger of Robert Bosch, Greg Potter of Dearborn Group Technology, Neil Davis of Snap-on Diagnostics, and Nick Zala of Helm Inc. They join returning board members Peter David of ProgRama, Garret Miller of SPX Service Solutions, David Rich of Innova Electronics Corp. and Tim Morgan of Celette North America.,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 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. last_img read more

NM Judiciary Streamlines Operations With Admin. Consolidation Of Magistrate And District Courts

first_imgThe consolidation does not apply in the Second Judicial District of Bernalillo County, which has a Metropolitan Court rather than a magistrate court. The Metropolitan and the Second Judicial District Courts separately administer their operations in the state’s largest county. Magistrate court have limited jurisdiction and handle DWI cases, misdemeanors, traffic violations, civil actions up to $10,000 and hold preliminary hearings to determine probable cause on felony charges. Magistrate judges are not required to be lawyers except in Doña Ana County. With the start of the new fiscal year July 1, the transition to local administration of magistrate courts has been completed. Funding for magistrate courts is included in the budgets for district court operations. Decisions on magistrate court hiring and staffing will be made locally within a judicial district rather than through a centralized process overseen by the AOC. Chief district court judges serve as the top administrative authority for magistrate court operations within a judicial district. SANTA FE ― To improve court efficiencies across New Mexico, the Judiciary has combined the administration of magistrate and district courts within the state’s judicial districts. “With this change, the Administrative Office of the Courts can focus on the operation of statewide programs such as technology and access to justice, ensuring that New Mexico courts adhere to the best practices followed by other courts across the country,” AOC Director Artie Pepin said. “The AOC has been the only state court administrative office in the country with the responsibility to manage the day-to-day operations of courts.” The Administrative Office of the Courts had managed the state’s 46 magistrate court locations, providing support on budget, policy and human resource issues for the 67 judges and 222 employees in those courts. Magistrate court operations have been funded through the annual budget of the AOC — about $28.7 million in the just completed 2019 fiscal year. NMSC News: “Streamlining our court system advances judicial excellence in New Mexico,” Supreme Court Chief Justice Judith K. Nakamura said. “An administrative consolidation allows our magistrate and district courts to share resources such as jury pools. We can more quickly and better respond to needs for court services in our communities by managing magistrate courts locally rather than from a central office in Santa Fe.” The AOC will continue to conduct audits of magistrate court operations, handle leasing of magistrate court buildings, provide legal guidance for magistrate court judges and process end-of-month financial reports from the magistrate courts. District and magistrate court clerks will be cross-trained and comparably paid, which more easily permits staffing adjustments when needed and helps ensure that courts can fully operate when there are vacancies.  District courts are general jurisdiction trial courts that decide adult and juvenile criminal cases as well as civil matters, including domestic relations, contract disputes and personal injury litigation. District courts also hear appeals from administrative agencies and lower courts. There are 94 district court judges in 34 court locations in 13 districts statewide.last_img read more

A2 Dominion wins consent for Hammersmith resi scheme

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Lifting works at second landmark Dutch road bridge project

first_imgThe lift followed the first wooden bridge which was placed in location in 2008. Wagenborg Nedlift was responsible for deploying six heavy mobile cranes: two x 200 tonnes crane, one x 250 tonnes crane, one 300 tonnes crane and two x 500 tonnes crane to place wooden bows of 120 tonnes on the wooden bridge deck. It was a precise piece of work as everything has to fit exactly. During the night of 20/21 November, the complete bridge of 320 tonnes will be placed onto its foundation; and SPMT trailers will be used to realise this next stage of the project.last_img

PCN adds third Vietnam member

first_imgLocated in Ho Chi Minh City and employing 50 members of staff, Minh Long International Transportation offers a full range of logistics offerings, including heavy lift and project cargo services.Since its establishment in 2007 the company has grown into a leading player in the heavy lift market in Vietnam. Pictured below is a heavy shipment coordinated by the company.www.minhlongtrans.comwww.projectcargonetwork.comlast_img

​PHL Hydraulics opts for Enerpac

first_imgThe vessel, measuring 80 m x 4 m, needed to be raised 1.5 m so that a 1 m-high platform could be inserted beneath. The vessel was initially raised from 0.25 m using jacking beams. At 0.5 m, four cube jacks were inserted at each corner. The cube jacks then raised the vessel to 1.5 m and accurately lowered it onto the platform. Damien Lynch, sales director at PHL Hydraulics UK, said that as the plant was fully operational, using a forklift truck to move cribbing back and forth would have been impractical: “Deploying the Enerpac cube jack meant we only needed the minimum cribbing to get the vessel to the point where we could switch to the cube jacks.” Enerpac explained that the jack system can be used in a wide variety of applications, including equipment maintenance, vehicle unloading or jacking a transformer, module, or bridge. The manufacturer added that the compact size and portability makes it suited for use in confined spaces. www.enerpac.comlast_img read more

LAA loses legal aid contract challenge

first_imgThe High Court has quashed the Legal Aid Agency’s decision not to allow a London firm to join an additional duty solicitor scheme following the government’s decision to abandon its controversial criminal legal aid reforms.MK Law Solicitors won 10 contracts in London, including four in north London, in the government’s now-abandoned procurement process for 527 duty provider contracts.After the new 2015 crime contracts were scrapped, MK Law Solicitors sought to join additional duty schemes in the London Borough of Hackney and surrounding areas until replacement contracts come into force.The judgment, MK Law Solicitors v Lord Chancellor, states that admission to the additional duty scheme was contingent on successful firms meeting certain criteria set out by the agency.MK Law claimed it met the criteria because it was successful in the duty provider contract, had opened an office in north London, and had employed supervisors and staff.However, the agency said the firm was not eligible to be included in any additional duty scheme because the firm’s north London office had been operational since 2012.The firm said its Hackney office – which would cover its four north London bids – was registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority because the firm had a civil contract there and that the space was sublet to an accountancy firm until last year. After July 2015, the premises remained largely unused because the firm was awaiting the outcome of the procurement.The judgment states that the firm invested further time and money to establish a fully functioning office in anticipation of the original duty contract start date. The office became fully operational in December 2015.Ruling that the agency erred in its application of the criteria, Mrs Justice Patterson DBE (pictured) said it was ‘clear from the evidence’ that the north London office was set up to be able to provide advice to clients if required. There was no contractual requirement that an office had to be manned and open for walk-in trade.Patterson accepted the firm’s submission that to impose such a requirement was both irrational and a breach of contract as it had no ability to deliver criminal legal aid services from Hackney until the new contract had commenced.Patterson said the lord chancellor would need to remake his decision ‘in a way which is lawful’ in relation to the firm.  A spokesperson for the Legal Aid Agency said: ‘With one exception, the judgment supports our approach to applications from providers to join additional duty schemes.’We will now review our decision in relation to MK Law Solicitors in light of the judgment and the facts of this particular case.’last_img read more

Several Jamaican entertainers awarded by the Jamaican government

first_imgCarlos MalcolmAnother South Florida resident whose work is being recognized is Carlos Malcolm, who led the influential Afro-Jamaicans band in the 1960s. Others in the arts and entertainment industry who will also receive awards are: Robert Russell (Order of Distinction); Professor Keith Morrison (Order of Distinction); Copeland Forbes (Order of Distinction); Rosina Moder (Order of Distinction); Ferdinand “Bobby Little Bra” Gaynair, Order of Distinction. Role of Distinction for Carl Bradshaw  Jamaican actor Carl Bradshaw, whose role as Jose in The Harder They Come made him world-famous, will receive the Order of Distinction in Jamaica’s national honors ceremony this year.The announcement was made recently by the Jamaican government.Bradshaw, a former 400 meters runner for Jamaica, shone in the part as Jose, antagonist to Jimmy Cliff’s Ivan in director Perry Henzell’s sensational 1972 film.He has appeared in just about every film produced in Jamaica since then, including Smile Orange and The Lunatic.The OD is Jamaica’s sixth highest honor.   South Florida’s Lloyd StanburyPopular South Florida entertainment lawyer Lloyd Stanbury isalso among the recipients. Stanbury, who has advised a number of top dancehall and reggae acts, will also receive the Order of Distinction for his contribution to the country’s music industry. The annual National Honours and Awards ceremony takes place on October 16 at King’s House, in Kingston, the Jamaica capital. Stanbury has represented acts such as Steely and Clevie and Sly and Robbie. In recent years, he has advised acts including Protoje and Chronixx. This year, the government has awarded legendary singer/songwriter Bunny Wailer the Order of Merit, the country’s third highest civic honor. Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, Wailer’s former colleagues in The Wailers, are also holders of the OM. last_img read more

Jailed Oscar Pistorius allowed to leave prison to attend funeral

first_imgJailed former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was let out of prison for four hours last week to attend his grandmother’s funeral, South African authorities have said.The correctional services department said Tuesday that an elite security unit took the former track star to the funeral Friday morning under a compassionate leave policy for prisoners.On 6 July 2016, Pistorius was sentenced to six years imprisonment for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by Judge Thokozile Masipa.The double amputee is being held at the Kgosi Mampuru II jail in Pretoria.Department spokesman Manelisi Wolela says the 29-year-old asked to attend the funeral and was allowed to do so because he is classified as a “low risk” offender.last_img

Argos Finish Third in the Samford Intercollegiate Golf Tournament

first_img March 11, 2008ONEONTA, Ala. – In a field of predominately Division I opponents, the Argos out-shot fourteen teams, and finished just behind New Orleans and Eastern Kentucky. The Argos team score of 867 was only seven strokes behind New Orleans, and just four strokes back of Eastern Kentucky. Meanwhile, Tobias Rosendahl (Fr. / Haljarp, Sweden) had the best individual round of the tournament, with a seven under par, 65, to climb all the way into second place overall. His outstanding round helped the Argos out-shoot every team except New Orleans in the final round.Josh Gallman, from USC-Upstate, was the overall winner with an eight under par, 208 total score. Gallman put together rounds of 69, 71, and 68 to capture the title. Rosendahl tied for second place overall with Trey Bowling (Eastern Kentucky) and Hector Arias (New Orleans), with a total score of six under par, 210. Rosendahl’s third round score of 65, was one stroke better than Bowling’s round of 66, also in the final round.The West Florida team was in fourth place after round one, only four strokes behind the team leader Eastern Kentucky. West Florida had a team score of 292, while EKU led with a 288, and USC Upstate and New Orleans are tied for second with a team score of 289. The host school, Samford, was fifth with a score of 295, which put five schools within seven strokes of each other. At the end of round two, the Argos had slipped to fifth place, but within eight strokes of leader Eastern Kentucky. New Orleans was in second place, and they would surpass EKU in the final round, while the Argos would surpass both USC-Upstate and Samford in the final round.Matthew Galloway (Sr. / Valrico, Fla.) recorded a hole-in-one during round two, on his way to a second round score of 75. Galloway would finish the third round with a one under par 71, for a combined score of 220, which tied him for 16th place overall. Meanwhile, Otto Bonning (Fr. / Skanor, Sweden), recorded the second best round for UWF, with his two under par, 70, during round two. Bonning would finish the tournament tied for 29th best, with a total of 224.Kyle Scott (Fr. / Edenvale, South Africa) and Federico Damus (Sr. / Posadas, Argentina), had the Argos best scores in round one, with even par scores of 72. Scott would finish the tournament tied for 23rd best, with a six over par total of 222. Meanwhile, Damus put together a strong final round score of 73, which helped the Argos to catapult past two teams in the final round. His total three round score of 227 was good for 40th best in the tournament. Seventeen teams and 88 total golfers teed off on the 6,987 yard par 72 course. The outstanding finish by the Argos, followed previous tournament success that included a team victory in the Argonaut Invitational, and an individual championship for Matthew Galloway, in the tournament at Lakeland, Florida last month. Print Friendly Version Argos Finish Third in the Samford Intercollegiate Golf Tournament Sharelast_img read more