Bosch Announces Organizational Changes

first_imgBROADVIEW, IL — Bosch has announced changes within its Automotive Aftermarket Division North America, which were made to support the recent growth within the Bosch organization and position the company to better serve its customers now and in the years ahead. The following organizational changes became effective April 1:AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement David Coolidge is expanding his role as a member of the global Automotive Aftermarket Management Board. In addition to his North America assignment, Coolidge now assumes responsibility for Latin America as executive vice president, Americas. He also takes on co-responsibility for the global Braking Components business unit with another member of the Management Board, Hans-Peter Meyen. With these additional Management Board responsibilities, Coolidge has relinquished his role as aftermarket regional president, North America. He will remain headquartered at the Bosch Aftermarket facility in Broadview, Ill. Odd Joergenrud assumes the role of aftermarket regional president, North America. Joergenrud is a 16-year Bosch veteran and has served in several sales and marketing management positions in the Automotive Aftermarket Division. Odd began his Bosch career in 1993 as the Scandinavian product manager for the Automotive Aftermarket Division. For the past six years, he served as the aftermarket regional president, Asia/Pacific. Prior to joining Bosch, Joergenrud worked in various sales, marketing and business management roles following his university graduation and his graduate studies. Joergenrud earned his bachelor in business administration and his MBA from the Norwegian School of Management (BI) in Oslo, Norway. Joergenrud, his wife and two children will be relocating from Singapore to the Chicago area over the next few months.Advertisement In his new role, Joergenrud will be responsible for North America Aftermarket Sales (IAM and OES), Marketing, Communications, Supply Chain Management and the Diagnostics and Filtration regional business units. These areas will report directly to him. Structures of the individual functional areas will remain the same. Bosch customers and suppliers will continue to work with the associates and teams with which they currently interface on a day-to-day basis.last_img read more

Continued Pulp & Paper demand on the Estonian Horizon

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HOYER wins Digital Leader Award 2017

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Sentencing

first_imgImprisonment – Length of sentence R v Johnson: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: 8 September 2011 In August 2005, the complainant went with a friend to a football match. They subsequently left the ground and went drinking. They left one public house in order to go to another and met a group, which included the defendant, whom they asked for directions. The group led the complainant and his friend into some back lanes. The complainant and his friend became uneasy and attempted to turn back. The complainant’s friend was asked for money and, whilst he argued with some of the group, others of the group approached the complainant. He was punched and kicked whilst on the ground and various items were stolen from him. The next thing the complainant recalled was being back at his hotel with, inter alia, a grazed knee and ripped jeans. The blood on his jeans was found to match that of the defendant. When interviewed, the defendant denied it. Forensic evidence established that the defendant had to have been the person standing over the complainant, as his blood was on the complainant’s jeans. The defendant had an extensive history of criminal convictions, most of which were for dishonesty of increasing gravity. The defendant later pleaded guilty to robbery. The pre-sentence report stated that the root cause of his criminality was his abuse of alcohol and drugs. In March 2006, the defendant was sentenced to imprisonment for public protection for a minimum term of 18 months. A drug treatment and testing order which had been imposed in July 2005 in respect of a burglary offence was revoked. The defendant appealed against the sentence. The issue was whether the judge had been right in principle to impose a sentence of imprisonment for public protection. The appeal would be allowed. The sentence imposed of imprisonment for public protection had not been just in the circumstances. The relevant law had required the recorder to start from the point of determining that the defendant posed a significant risk of causing serious harm to the public. He could decline to impose a sentence of imprisonment for public protection only if he was satisfied that that conclusion would be unreasonable. The recorder had clearly had the relevant statutory provisions in mind and had sought correctly to apply them. In any view it was a borderline case. The defendant was not the prime mover and the offence did not appear to have been premeditated for more than the shortest of periods. The harm caused, although unpleasant, was not the most serious harm. The recorder had been correct to have in mind the defendant’s background of alcohol and drug abuse and he had undoubtedly posed a risk to the public of at least some harm. In conclusion, the defendant had posed a risk to the public, but the recorder had not been correct to conclude that such risk was of serious harm, as was required by the relevant statute. The sentence of imprisonment for public protection for a minimum term of 18 months would be quashed and a determinate sentence of three years’ imprisonment would be imposed. A consecutive sentence of two years’ imprisonment for the burglary would be imposed and accordingly the total sentence would be five years’ imprisonment.center_img A Cohen (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.last_img read more

Q+A from the Building forum

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Benin: Magistrates announce 5-day strike to protest banning of strikes

first_imgMagistrates in Benin on Thursday announced a five-day strike in protest against a parliamentary decision to ban strikes by workers in essential services.The National Union of Benin Magistrates (UNAMAB), said its members would hold a five-day strike starting on January 8.“We cannot tolerate such a democratic retreat.. it is urgent to respond vigorously to the beginning of the liquidation of Benin’s democracy,” UNAMAB said in a statement.The controversial law voted in by parliament on December 28, bans strikes by “the military, public security agents (including police, customs officers and firefighters), health services workers, judicial staff, prison officers and those concerned with state security”.On Wednesday Justice Minister Joseph Djogbenou spoke out in support of the new law saying that “the state can, in the public interest and constitutional needs, ban specific sectors from the right to strike”.Benin’s struggling economy is largely dependent on trade with its larger neighbour to the east, Nigeria, which has itself not long emerged from a months-long recession.President Patrice Talon’s plans for recovery, including liberalising the economy – at a time of rising costs of living and tax – have seen a wave of industrial action in recent months, including the court and education sectors.Health workers went on strike from September to November last year over proposed privatisation plans, which are part of Talon’s wider free-market reforms which he hopes will kickstart the small west African country’s slowing economy.In October and November judicial staff went on strike in protest against nominations by the justice ministry and to demand salary reviews.last_img read more

Orbital ATK Successfully Launched HYLAS 4 Commercial Communications Satellite

first_imgOrbital ATK has announced that their HYLAS 4 commercial communications Ka-band satellite, built by the company for Avanti Communications Group, was successfully launched aboard an Arianespace rocket. HYLAS 4 is the third GEOStar-3 satellite to be completed by Orbital ATK and will provide high speed and affordable broadband communications to Europe and Africa.Liftoff occurred at 5:34 p.m. EDT from Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite separated successfully from the launch vehicle approximately 35 minutes into the mission after reaching its targeted orbit. Orbital ATK completed the satellite’s initial post-launch health check and configuration in preparation for orbit-raising procedures and in-orbit tests.HYLAS 4 was built in Orbital ATK’s satellite manufacturing facility in Dulles, Virginia. It is a hybrid electric propulsion and all Ka-band high-throughput satellite that sets a new standard for affordability and payload flexibility in its class. The satellite will extend Avanti’s Ka-band coverage across Europe, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, additional capacity can be provided through four steerable beams, which can address existing regions or new regions such as Latin America.The GEOStar-3 platform is the newest, highest power and most advanced platform in the flight-proven GEOStar product line. The spacecraft bus features an increase in both battery capacity and solar array power, enabling the GEOStar-3 to provide up to 8 kilowatts of power to the payload. The hybrid electric propulsion system provides the benefits of higher power and greater payload capability while maintaining cost-effective launches and a faster path to orbit than all electric systems. For more information, click here.last_img read more

Global Certification Forum Signs MoU to Grow Momentum Across the 450 MHz Ecosystem

first_imgThe Global Certification Forum (GCF), and the 450 MHz Alliance, have signed an MoU through which the GCF will now be able to certify products that operate in the 450 MHz band. The new collaboration means that global wireless carriers, equipment manufacturers and other device manufacturers in the IoT and machine-to-machine vertical markets can eventually have access to a program that provides a level of confidence in interoperability in this spectrum.The 450 MHz Alliance works with members to grow momentum across the 450 MHz ecosystem, providing a simple entry for operators and manufacturers and unleashing the potential of the spectrum for cellular IoT applications on LTE networks. The extension of the GCF certification program to 450 MHz under the new joint partnership will give stakeholders the benefit of connected reliability through the formalisation of compliance with requirements, as well as delivering significant cost efficiency. The confidence in interoperability that a GCF certification program delivers is particularly important for mission and business critical communications operating in this range.As according to Igor Virker, Managing Director at 450 MHz Alliance, the evolution of the 380 MHz to 512 MHz spectrum towards LTE is expected to increase quickly, so there has never been a better time to introduce a certification program and deliver confidence in interoperability to all our stakeholders. By partnering with GCF as the globally recognized quality mark for this within the mobile and IoT industry, the Alliance can really help facilitate the successful sustained progress of the 450 MHz ecosystem.last_img read more

Ginebra outlasts RoS, 1 win away from Finals

first_imgPainters had a strong start in the third quarter, trimming the deficit 36-48, but Kings answered with a run – with free throws by Brownlee and back-to-back treys by Tenorio – for a 61-41 edge.Rain or Shine had another surge early in the fourth – baskets from Maverick Ahanmisi and James Yap allowed it to come to within 52-61. Brownlee and Slaughter answered back with inside hits to extend the lead to double-figures.But Painters did not give up, pulling off consecutive triples to come to as close as 72-74. A split free throw by Tenorio upped Kings’ lead 75-72. Painters had a chance to force overtime but Yap misfired in two 3-point attempts.Reginald Johnson struggled offensively with 13 points and 21 rebounds while Raymond Almazan and Eduardo Daquioag added 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Painters, which will try to force a do-or-die Game 5 on Wednesday./PN Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings’ Justin Brownlee (right) charged against Rain or Shine Elasto Painters with 44 points in Game 3 of their 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series. PBA MANILA – Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings wasted a lead as high as 23 points before escaping with a 75-72 win over Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in Game 3 of their 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinal series Saturday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Justin Brownlee led Kings with 44 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, and five steals while LA Tenorio chipped in with 13 markers for a 2-1 Ginebra series lead.Kings zoomed to a 9-0 start in the game on back-to-back triples by Tenorio. After Painters cut the deficit to 5-9, Kings pulled away anew with shots from Brownlee and Greg Slaughter for a 24-10 advantage.With Painters failing to find a basket in the second quarter, Kings went on to widen the lead further to its largest 46-23 with Brownlee converting baskets from inside and outside.last_img read more