LANGHORNE, Pa. — Eastern Catalytic has appointed Charles Pantano to head up its emissions certification efforts. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The announcement was made by George Schafer, president of Eastern Manufacturing, who noted, “As a leading manufacturer of world class catalytic converters, it is extremely important for us to be able to quickly and effectively meet the ongoing requirements of global emissions. Charles Pantano comes to us with a great deal of engineering and design experience and expertise, as well as a strong, hands-on knowledge of the automotive business. We will be looking to him to provide us with the leadership to address our certification needs and further expand Eastern’s catalog of certified catalytic converters.” In this new role, Pantano will be responsible for assuring that Eastern Catalytic products are designed to meet the testing requirements and performance compliance criteria established for catalytic converters by various regulatory agencies, including CARB and EPA. His duties will include: defining production exhaust configurations; technical liaison to component suppliers; qualifying technologies and ensuring performance, durability, and quality compliance; supporting catalyst development and certification programs, production selection of catalyst, product verifications and validation and assistance of commercial launch for new converters. Before joining Eastern Catalytic, Pantano enjoyed a successful career as an electro-mechanical engineer. Most recently, he worked as a product design engineer for Advent Design (Bristol, Pa.) from 2006-2009 where he designed and manufactured high speed automated assembly equipment for various industries. From 2004-2006, Pantano was a senior mechanical engineer at Ocean Power Technology (Ewing, N.J.) and was responsible for the designing and fabricating of large-scale ocean buoys that generate renewable energy through wave power. Prior to that, he spent five years as an electrical/mechanical engineer with Alpha Automation (Trenton, N.J.). Advertisement In addition to his career activities, Pantano is also an automotive performance buff and active NHRA drag racer. Since 1982, Pantano has designed and built various engines for local racers. He has an NHRA competition license and competes locally in NHRA events. He also holds an Amateur Radio Operator Advance Ticket.
CUBA: The UVZ-Logistik subsidiary of Russia’s Uralvagonzavod is to establish a transport logistics joint venture in Cuba, in partnership with Cuban metallurgy and engineering firm GESIME and national operator Unión Ferrocarriles de Cuba. Under an agreement signed at the 13th Russian-Cuban Intergovernmental Commission on Trade in Kazan, the joint venture will modernise and re-equip the Planta Mecánica forging and fabrication factory near Santa Clara in order to build and maintain freight wagons for the national railway. Currently employing around 700 staff, the GESIME factory provides machine tools and fabrication services to Cuba’s sugar industry and local steel mills, as well as manufacturing equipment for export. However, concerns had been growing for the plant’s future following a decline in its established customer base. According to UVZ-Logistik CEO Dmitry Eremeev, the joint venture is due to be operational by the end of this year. The project is being funded through an investment package valued at around €25m, which will include financing from Russian banks and the Export Insurance Agency of Russia; this should all be in place by 2016.
Barcelona legend Ronaldinho has officially retired from football, his brother confirmed on Tuesday. Upd. on 17/01/2018 at 00:04 CET RELATED STORIES Philippe Coutinho: Ronaldinho has always been my idol IN SPORT.ES Ronaldinho colgará las botas tras el Mundial de Rusia 16/01/2018 “He has stopped, it is ended,” Assis said. “Let’s do something pretty big and nice [for his farewell] after the Russia World Cup, probably in August. SPORT.es Ronaldinho, 37, has had a long and successful career which has seen him represent Grémio, PSG, Barça, Milan, Flamengo, Atlético Mineiro, Querétaro and Fluminense. Roberto de Assis, in comments to UOL Esporte, said that his brother will play a couple of benefit games after the World Cup to officially end his career. “We will do various events in Brazil, Europe and Asia and, of course, we are arranging something with the Brazilian team as well.” In addition he was capped more than 100 times by Brazil, winning the World Cup in 2002.
The Leafs begin the tourney Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Civic Arena against the Castlegar Giants.Nelson plays two games Saturday — 9:45 a.m. in the Civic against Tri Cities Thunder and 4:45 p.m. against the Kelowna Chiefs.Sunday teams play in the playoff round with the semi final starting at 8 a.m.The final goes at 1:15 p.m. in the NDCC Arena. Nelson Minor Hockey is hosting a Peewee House tournament beginning Friday at the NDCC and Civic Arenas.Nelson Leafs is the host club in the 12 team tournament that has teams competing from Grand Forks, Kaslo, Creston, Kelowna and Tri Cities.
Intermediate Championship – Quarter Finals DrawDunmore McHales v HeadfordOileáin Árann v ClifdenOranmore/Maree v Micheál BreathnachAn Spideal v Menlough Intermediate Relegation Play-Off GamesOughterard v Kilkerrin/ClonberneSt. Gabriels v WilliamstownThe two winners of these games retain their Intermediate Status for 2019.The losers of these two games will join the four Teams (Glenamaddy, St. Brendan’s, Carna/Cashel & Athenry) who finished at the bottom of their respective groups, for the final series of play-off relegation games.Two groups of three, one of the Third placed Teams in each group.Open draw for the fourth placed TeamsRd. 1: 1 v 2 Rd. 2: Loser of 1v2 plays 3, Rd. 3 Winner of 1v2 plays 3Three Teams to be relegated to Junior for 2019.Final position of teams in each group to be determined in accordance with Rule 6.21 (C)The top Team in each Group retains their Intermediate Status of 2019.The bottom Team in the two Groups are relegated to Junior for 2019.The two second placed teams in the Relegation Groups, play-off with the loser being the third team to be relegated to Junior for 2019 and the winner retaining their Intermediate status.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Semi-Finals – Four Winners – Open Draw
The advantage was short-lived for Trail as Wenatchee came down and tied the game. Dorsey protected the puck as he raced his way into the zone and made a nice move to get past the glove side of Marcoux for his second goal of the game and knotted things up at 4-4 before overtime. Lucas Sowder ended the game 2:11 into the extra frame as he blazed down the left wing and cut to the net, going from his backhand to his forehand to give the Wild their first overtime win of the season. Adam Marcoux stopped 27 of the 32 shots he faced in the game, suffering his 7th loss of the season while Austin Park made 19 saves on 23 shots in picking up his 6th win of the year. FINAL SCORE: 5-4 Wild (OT)SHOTS ON GOAL: 32-23 WildSMOKE EATERS PP: 1/3SMOKE EATERS PK: 2/23 STARS:1) Matt Dorsey (2-0-2)2) Lucas Sowder (1-1-2)3) Owen Ozar (2-1–3)Fortis Energy Player of the Game: Blake Bargar (0-0-0)ATTENDANCE: 1,643The Smoke Eaters (7-6-3-1) return back to the Trail Memorial Centre as they host the Mainland Division’s Prince George Spruce Kings (10-5-0-1) on Friday night. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m. with tickets available for purchase at the Smoke Eaters Main Office. The Trail Smoke Eaters battled their way from behind but eventually fell in overtime to the Wenatchee Wild by a 5-4 score on Wednesday night at the Town Toyota Center. Owen Ozar collected a pair of goals and three points in his BCHL debut but it would not be enough as Trail battled back from a two-goal 1st period deficit with Lucas Sowder scoring the overtime winning goal and helping Wenatchee to a 5-4 victory in extra time. Wenatchee opened the scoring with the only goal in the first period of play, one that was very even between the two teams. Matt Gosiewski drove down the right wing and dropped a pass for Lucas Sowder in the left-wing face-off circle and passed backdoor for Matt Dorsey as he tapped the puck past Smoke Eaters goaltender Adam Marcoux for a 1-0 lead at the 7:03 mark of the opening period. The game would open up a bit in the second period as the Wild would build a 2-0 lead, stemming off of a big save from Austin Park, stonewalling Bryce Anderson in front of the goal in his attempt to tie the game. Christophe Fillion worked his way around the perimeter of the zone and had his pass to the slot area blocked in front before the puck came behind the goal and banked in off a leg from Cristophe Tellier and past Marcoux at the 4:58 mark of the middle stanza to double the Wenatchee advantage. The Smoke Eaters began to chip away at the lead and came in the way of a forward who waited 16 games to get into the action. Carter Jones started the play, making a nice deke around a defender at the right goal line and set up a pass for Braeden Tuck in the circle before he zipped the puck to the blocker side and spotted Owen Ozar at the side of the night for his first career BCHL goal and cut the deficit to one goal at the 10:49 mark of the 2nd period. Only 2:06 later, Ozar and Tuck facilitated the play that helped tie the game. Ozar pushed the puck ahead on the right side for Tuck, who spotted Trevor Zins inside the blue lien on the left wing as he one-timed a shot past the blocker side of Park for his 5th goal of the season and tied the game at the 12:53 mark. The Wild got their lead back before the period was out at the 16:09 mark of the frame after the Trail defence did a good job to force PJ Fletcher to the outside but the puck found it’s way to the slot for Nathan Iannone, who chopped it by the blocker side of Marcoux to restore the Wenatchee lead and make it a 3-2 game. The impressive BCHL debut for Ozar continued in the opening moments of the 3rd period and tied the game at the 3:26 mark of the final regulation frame. Tuck left the puck for Ozar to skate onto in the left circle as he broke past the defence and beat Park on the glove side for his second goal of the game and knotted the contest up at 3-3. The Smoke Eaters got their first lead of the game at the 12:44 mark of the 3rd period and it came courtesy of the power play. Levi Glasman centred a puck from the right face-off circle that Hayden Rowan caught a piece of and tipped the puck past Park for his 7th goal of the season and gave Trail a 4-3 lead.
The following is a statement on behalf of Hockey Canada from Tom Renney, chief executive officer, and Scott Smith, president and chief operating officer, on the return-to-hockey process in Canada.“On March 12, the decision was made to cancel all Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities across the country. This was a difficult decision, but one made to maintain the health and safety of all participants and the general public amid growing concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Currently there are no Hockey Canada-sanctioned activities being conducted, and we are working with our Members on their return-to-hockey plans.After ongoing discussions with the board of directors, our chief medical officer, the 13 Members and public health authorities across the country, it has been determined that the best approach for a return to hockey in Canada is to allow each Member the opportunity to work with authorities in their respective regions to determine when it is safe to return to the ice in areas that fall under their jurisdiction. We expect the timing of each Member’s return to hockey will be different, but will be based on the advice of their government and public health authority.It is imperative to note that we are not ready to return to the game across the country. As we have seen in respect to flattening the curve, the impact of the pandemic varies from region to region.Permitting our Members the opportunity to decide on an appropriate return-to-hockey timeline will allow them to work directly with public health authorities to determine when it is safe to return while also implementing specific safety measures and rules within their associations and leagues.Hockey Canada knows the game will look quite different, and the return will happen at different speeds and at different times across the country. Be assured, we continue to work on our multi-faceted return-to-hockey plan that includes health and safety regulations, communications and seasonal structure.As with so many people across the country, we look forward to returning to the game when it is safe to do so, and we will support our 13 Members as we continue to work towards getting back on the ice.”For more information on the Return to Hockey plan, please visit HockeyCanada.ca/returntohockey.