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. EAST NORRITON, PA– Treadways Corp. announced that Koichiro (Kyle) Iwasawa has been named executive vice president of operations, replacing Koji Aoyama who will be returning to Japan. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Iwasawa began his career with Sumitomo Corp. in 1979. During the past 26 years, he has held many positions within Sumitomo’s vast organization, including 6 years with Treadways. Iwasawa served as director of marketing and operations from 1993 to 1995, and vice president of operations for 1996 to 1999. He was most recently general manager of the paper and paperboard export department of Sumisho Paper Company in Tokyo. Iwasawa will relocate to the U.S. later this year. He will be based out of the Treadways Headquarters in East Norriton, Pa., and will report directly to Roy Araki, president. Treadways is a leading marketer of tires to independent tire dealers. Among its tire brands offered are Jetzon, Telstar, Laramie, Eldorado, Tempra, Doral and Sumitomo. For more information, go to: www.treadwayscorp.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 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 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.
Seeing your state and local taxes increase because the state doesn’t have the money to fund vital services.Seeing municipalities cut back on plowing and fixing potholes and upgrading sewer and water pipes because they don’t have the money.It’s seeing school districts lay off teachers and aides and reduce funding for special education, food for poor kids, computers and extra-curricular activities.The financial impacts of the coronavirus is a collective slap in the face to our society, to our children’s education, and to everyone’s financial, social and mental well-being.If state workers can’t accept not receiving a modest pay raise under these extraordinary circumstances, then maybe they should take their chances in the real world.Good luck with that.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionsEDITORIAL: Make a game plan for voting. Do it now.HIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kidsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Don’t repeal bail reform law; Fix it the right way Categories: Editorial, OpinionMany New Yorkers and others across the country have lost their jobs or had their hours scaled back.Many have been furloughed. Many have had their pay cut. Some of the companies they work for may eventually be forced to cut back staff long-term or close their doors for good.Many individuals who have been laid off are having trouble getting through to the state website that allows them to apply for unemployment benefits because so many are in need.On top of that, the coronavirus outbreak has devastated state finances, leaving New York $10 billion to $15 billion short of anticipated revenue, threatening state aid for schools and forcing municipalities and school districts to ponder the possibility of program cuts and tax hikes. Yet state employees unions have used strong language to condemn the governor’s actions, which would deprive many union workers of a mere 2% pay raise.“It’s inexcusable to require our workers to literally face death to ensure the state keeps running and then turn around and deny those very workers their much-deserved raise in this time of crisis,” said the president of the CSEA.The head of the union representing corrections officers and other state agencies told Newsweek that they “won’t stand for it,” calling the pay freeze a “slap in the face.”Well, you know what a real slap in the face is? Losing your job is a real slap in the face.Taking two weeks of unpaid leave so you don’t get laid off is a real slap in the face.Not seeing your pay increase for years just so you can have a job is a real slap in the face.You know what’s also a slap in the face? Virtually everybody is making sacrifices.GAZETTE COVID-19 COVERAGEThe Daily Gazette is committed to keeping our community safe and informed and is offering our COVID-19 coverage to you free.Our subscribers help us bring this information to you. Please consider a subscription at DailyGazette.com/Subscribe to help support these efforts.Thank YouYet despite the deleterious impacts that the coronavirus have had on all elements of society, thousands of state workers and their union representatives are whining about the possibility that they might not get scheduled pay raises for the next couple of months.Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday confirmed that he is using his emergency powers to freeze the pay of about 80,000 state workers for at least the next 90 days. The move would save state taxpayers about $50 million now — more, obviously, if the freeze is extended.We’re not talking about cutting pay. We’re not talking about laying off or furloughing workers. We’re talking about holding off on increasing their pay for a few months.If you work in the private sector, you’re used to not getting pay raises. Many companies, due to economic circumstances, have frozen pay altogether, sometimes laying off staff to preserve current pay levels for others who remain with the company.The alternative to making these painful cuts and freezes might be going out of business. And that would mean all the employees would be gone.It’s not an easy decision.
Ingredients (serves 6)2 whole chickens3 medium sized carrots2 white onions1 head of celery1 bunch of thyme1 bay leaf2 oz olive oil1 c white wine1 gallon waterSaltPepperDirectionsFirst, heat your oven up to 400 degrees. Rub the two chickens with a little bit of salt and pepper and cook in the oven for 45 minutes.While the chicken is cooking, take two of the carrots. Peel them and carefully fine dice them, reserving the third carrot for the chicken stock you will make as the base for your soup. Do the same with one of the onions and about half the head of celery. With the remaining vegetables, rough chop them into smaller pieces and set aside for later.When the chicken comes out of the oven, set it aside to cool for about 20 minutes. When the chicken has cooled down enough to handle, you will then remove the breast, legs, and thigh meat. Return the leftover chicken carcasses to the oven for another 10 minutes to brown. While they are browning, get yourself a large, deep soup pot.Turn the stove on medium heat. Add the olive oil, the rough chopped vegetables, bay leaf, and the thyme into the pot. Gently stir the vegetables, then add the wine. Let cook for one minute and then add the water.When the chicken carcasses are browned, add them into the pot as well. Bring the pot to a boil for 20 minutes, then reduce to a simmer for another two hours. While the stock is reducing, you can cut the chicken meat into bite-sized pieces. After the two hours are up, strain the stock into a large container and return the liquid to the empty pot, adding the diced vegetables and chicken. Cook on high heat for another 10 minutes.Salt and pepper the final product to suit your individual taste, and enjoy on a cold afternoon or evening. Share
Get instant access to must-read content today!To access hundreds of features, subscribe today! At a time when the world is forced to go digital more than ever before just to stay connected, discover the in-depth content our subscribers receive every month by subscribing to gasworld.Don’t just stay connected, stay at the forefront – join gasworld and become a subscriber to access all of our must-read content online from just $270. Subscribe
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. has entered into agreements with CSSC (Hong Kong) Shipping Company Limited to bareboat charter, two fuel efficient Newcastlemax dry bulk vessels.These vessels, each with a cargo carrying capacity of 208,000 deadweight tons, are currently under order at SWS, at a monthly hire rate for each CSSC vessel ranging between $371,000 to $410,800 plus LIBOR. The Bareboat Charters have a 10-year term and are expected to commence when the vessels are delivered to Star Bulk, which isscheduled for November 2015 and February 2016, respectively.Under the terms of the Bareboat Charters, Star Bulk is required to pay CSSC $11.3 million and $11.8 million, representing the 20% of the construction price of $56.5 million for Hull 1372 and $59.0 million for Hull 1371 respectively. The upfront hires for each CSSC Vessel will be paid in two equal installments for each CSSC vessel, the first of which shall be due shortly and the second installment shall be due upon the completion of the steel-cutting stage of the construction of each CSSC Vessel.Under the terms of the Bareboat Charters, Star Bulk has options to purchase the CSSC Vessels at any time, which are exercisable monthly, against a predetermined, amortizing balance payment whilst it has a respective obligation at the expiration of the bareboat term. Upon the earlier of the exercise of the purchase options or the expiration of the Bareboat Charters, Star Bulk will own the CSSC Vessels.This structure effectively allows the Company to acquire the CSSC Vessels, upon the completion of the Bareboat Charters, with the equivalent of 80% debt financing as a percentage of the Construction Prices in the preceding paragraph.Star Bulk Carriers, February 26, 2014
Siemens has created an interactive tool on its website, which allows users to get a 360° view of an offshore wind farm along with an additional insight into technological solutions and offshore wind jobs.Once placed on top of an offshore wind turbine, users can start exploring by clicking on certain spots within the 3D surroundings to get more information about the company, blades, in addition to various types of wind turbines and work positions in the industry.Users can learn more about offshore wind via text or a video, and some of the info boxes which take the story to another level by entering a certain field of offshore wind development.Offshore WIND Staff, April 4, 2014
The UK is the world’s leading maritime business services hub as the country’s companies offering marine insurance, shipbroking, legal services and education contribute GBP 4.4 billion (USD 6.3 billion) to the economy and employ over 10,000 people, UK maritime trade promotion body Maritime London cited a research published by the City of London Corporation.According to the research, an estimated 80-85 percent of its business comes from outside the UK.The UK has a 35 percent share of global marine insurance premiums, 26 percent of global shipbroking revenue, while 25 percent of the world’s maritime legal partners are based in the UK, the UK’s Global Maritime Professional Services: Contribution and Trends report, produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), shows.Furthermore, the UK is headquarters for many of the world’s leading maritime law and shipbroking firms, many of whom have expanded internationally by opening new offices across the globe. Also, the UK is the destination of choice for complex risk insurance, backed up by the expertise of Lloyd’s of London, the International Underwriting Association and the UK’s insurance broking community.However, the sector faces a number of threats to its preeminent position. For many years, the UK has not been considered a major area of shipping activity due to its lack of an established major hub port, limited local ownership and shipping activity when compared to the likes of Rotterdam, Hamburg or Shanghai. This disadvantage is not new.Corporation tax set at a higher rate in comparison to some other hubs, problems attaining visas and gold-plated regulation were all cited, as well as the relative cost of doing business in London.The report also identified that the UK should grow its links with mainland China and attract maritime investment by highlighting its strengths as a services hub.In addition, the report recommended that greater support from government is required to encourage young people to consider a career in this area, while companies should invest more in their people and training.“We need the continued support of the government in backing this sector and serious commitment by the industry to play a leadership role. This includes investing in the skills of our workers and promoting the sector and wider maritime industry effectively. We must be bold if we are to maintain our number one status – now and in the future,” Lord Mayor of the City of London Jeffrey Mountevans, a shipbroker with Clarksons, said.For the UK to stay ahead of the curve it would need to look at emerging industry issues such as cyber security, international piracy and new trade routes, the report shows.Finally, according to the report, the UK must work to maintain and protect key pillars of the industry like the Baltic Exchange and the International Maritime Organisation, as well as ensuring London remains attractive for the Greek and other notable international shipping community.“With the maritime industries facing the worst recessions in living memory, this is a pivotal time for everyone involved in the maritime industry and it is clear that the United Kingdom and the City of London…are exceptionally well placed to assist and serve the maritime industry,” Maritime London Vice-Chairman and Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, Harry Theochari, said.
Michael Robinson, Emmersons Solicitors, Sunderland If the cost of being a law student is as high and burdensome as people say it is; and if sitting the LPC is an expensive ‘punt’ at a career, why not introduce a solicitor apprenticeship (‘student solicitor’) scheme? This might copy the FILEX programme, combining limited periods of academic study, practical study and qualification (becoming an accredited police station representative, and including home study and quality assured assessment and testing, for example). In this way bright young things could leave school, start a job with a solicitor and complete an apprenticeship which would be self-financing, as the student solicitor would be working and being paid. That would reduce the demand (and perhaps also the need) for expensive law degrees and conversion courses without dumbing down the quality of the entrants to the profession. So long as there was no differentiation in the nomenclature of the qualified person, the apprenticeship route would offer an equal and real opportunity to a more diverse group and perhaps make working in legal aid areas of law attractive to ‘student solicitors’ and affordable for employers. It would get rid of paralegal slavery. It would create achievable goals for students. It would take us back to where we were some years ago.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInIssued on behalf of Dumfries and Galloway Public Protection Partnership16 Days of Action between 25 November [United Nations Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women] and 10 December [Human Rights Day].The campaign raises awareness and encourages action against all forms of violence that mainly affect women and girls, including rape, sexual assault, domestic abuse, childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, stalking, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, so-called ‘honour’ crimes, sex trafficking, pornography, prostitution, and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation.The Dumfries and Galloway White Ribbon 16 days programme includes a community screening of the documentary film Red Light-Green Light [in partnership between Community Justice and the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre]. The film explores sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in 10 countries, including the UK.Other initiatives during the 16 days include a social media campaign; White Ribbon campaign talks, in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway College and The Bridge; a free screening of Rattle Snake, a play about coercive control; and a talk on Police Scotland’s response to domestic abuse. These events are free and open to anyone over 16 years old.See: https://www.dgppp.org.uk/article/19935/16-Days-of-Action-Against-Gender-Based-Violence
US telecommunications company, United States Cellular Corporation, has purchased licenses worth $256.0 million in the recent FCC mm-Wave Spectrum Auctions (Auction 101 and Auction 102).In the 28 GHz Auction (Auction 101), the company spent $129.4 million to acquire 408 licenses covering 60 percent of its subscriber base with at least 425 MHz of millimeter wave spectrum. In the 24 GHz Auction (Auction 102), the company spent $126.6 million acquiring 282 licenses covering 93 percent of its subscribers. Together the auctions allowed U.S. Cellular to acquire at least 300 MHz of spectrum in markets that serve 97 percent of its customer base.Speaking on the eve of the Auctions, Kenneth R. Meyers, U.S. Cellular president and CEO, stated, that the company’s 5G network strategy envisions the use of a variety of spectrum bands over time. Their initial 5G deployment will be on the 600 MHz spectrum to provide enhanced broadband speed and capacity over their entire footprint with the expectation that the company will be able to augment it with mid and high band spectrum over time as the technology and use cases continue to evolve.With their success in the millimeter wave auctions, US Cellular Corporation, can now cover most of its subscribers with at least 300 MHz of millimeter wave licenses which will enable U.S. Cellular to provide its customers with the leading edge capabilities 5G is promising. Meyers applauded the FCC for conducting these millimeter wave auctions and fully support their efforts to bring mid-band spectrum to the marketplace quickly. According to him, spectrum is the lifeblood of the industry as they continue to ensure that the companies can meet the growing demand for data services, as well as create new opportunities for new services requiring high speed, reliability and low latency.