Eastern Catalytic Names Charles Pantano to Lead Emissions Certification Programs

first_imgLANGHORNE, 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.last_img read more

INSIDE AFCON 2019: Senegal Seek First-Ever Continental Title Against 1990 Champions Algeria

first_imgThe Teranga Lions of Senegal are in the final stage to win their first-ever continental title when they battle Algeria, who are seeking their first title in 30 years after winning their first-ever in 1990, in the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday night at the Cairo International Stadium.The match will draw the curtain on the 32nd installment of the continental showpiece, which featured a historic 24 participating teams from the previous 16.While Aliou Cisse’s troops have lived up to their billing of being one of the pre-tournament favourites by reaching the final, Algeria, on the other hand, have come on in leaps and bounds as the tournament progressed, impressing critics with their eye-catching display.Both nations were drawn in Group C where they faced Tanzania and Kenya. The group favorites picked up maximum points against the pair, while Algeria secured a 1-0 win over Senegal when the two played.Consequently, Djamel Belmadi’s troops ended the group as winners with nine points, while Cisse’s team finished second with six.The goal conceded against the North Africans in their initial meeting is the sole strike the Lions of Teranga have let in at the finals – Cisse’s side beat Tanzania and Kenya 2-0 and 3-0 respectively, and they’ve had to make do with 1-0 wins in the knockout stages against Uganda, Benin, and Tunisia.Senegal’s 2002 side, which were defeated on penalties by Cameroon, were dubbed their golden generation 17 years ago, but Cisse believes the current crop possesses more talent than the side he captained.“Senegal always had great talents, but I think this generation is the best,” Goal reports.“17 years is a very long time since we were last in the final, most of my players were very young then. “We suffered a lot since then and this generation now wants to achieve more. The game is going to be tough but we want to make our people happy.”Meanwhile, the presence of talisman Sadio Mane is a boost to their chances. The Liverpool forward has hit the back of the net three times in five games and will look to play a vital role in the showpiece’s decider.The forward scored the winner in their Round of 16 fixture against Uganda and was directly involved in Idrissa Gueye’s goal against Benin in the quarter-finals.While Senegal may have the pressure of claiming their first title, Algeria are under a different sort of pressure with the main aim centred around putting a stop to the tag of perennial underachievers by winning their second title.The North African side haven’t secured an Afcon crown since 1990, when they won the title on home soil, and have a chance of ending their 29-year drought without success on the continent.Friday’s meeting with the West Africans will also be the Fennecs’ second-ever appearance in a final and they’ll seek to keep their unblemished record in title deciders intact.Even though they’ve scored 12 goals and have received effusive praise for their style, the North Africans have only conceded twice in the entire competition, one more than their counterparts.Riyad Mahrez has proved his worth in the competition by scoring three times, level with Mane as well as teammate Adam Ounas.The most important of his goals came in the semi-final when a late free-kick sealed a late 2-1 success over Nigeria to put the North Africans in the final.Attempting to ramp up the pressure on their opponents, Belmadi asserted that Cisse’s men are favourites heading into the encounter and are under all the pressure of living up to their tag.“We are playing against the best African ranked team, and they played in the previous World Cup, so we can lose, they are the favourites,” Belmadi told the media on Thursday.Furthermore, the coach expects a different encounter to their earlier meeting in the competition and wants his players to show the hunger and desire to win the title for their supporters.“The group stage game is totally different, this is a decisive match. Both teams are on another psychological level,” Belmadi said.“We will prepare for that match as we did for the previous ones. We are focused and I rely on my players’ motivation and enthusiasm. We are preparing in the best conditions and we are playing this match just to win.“We want to win the tournament for our people. We want to make them happy.”Algeria have history on their side too: on the seven occasions in which group stage opponents have met in the decider, only once has the losing team picked up a victory in the rematch – when Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, defeated Ghana 1-0 in the 1968 final after losing 2-1 in the first meeting.Also, the North Africans have a superior head-to-head record, winning 10 of 19 meetings between the sides, while Senegal have won just four times. The West Africans are winless in the pair’s last four Afcon encounters, losing three of the games.Cameroonian referee, Alioum Alioum will take charge of proceedings in the center and will be assisted by compatriots Evarist Menkouande and Elvis Nguegoue.Relatedlast_img read more

NCAA CONFERENCE FLAGS

first_imgptrac30 Link to post 0 Posted August 11, 2006 0 War Eagle, Go Jackets, Go Braves, & To Hell with Georgia. Share on other sites 0 0 sscrunner06 Members i have the SEC flag in Auburn colors, and ACC flag in GaTech colors if you’re interested- I suppose they could easily be recolored in photoshop…. The SEC and Mountain West pennants look horrible. ptrac30 Fightin’ Texas Aggie 0 0 0 Link to post Posted August 14, 2006 Link to post awuestenfeld Posted August 11, 2006 0 p.stic 0 Posted August 11, 2006 Link to post Members 0 Members i am trying to find a web site that has the little flag icons for the conferences that go on the jerseys. They say “ACC” or “SEC” etc, and are triangular with a football.Any help wuld be appreciated. Share on other sites 2 0 Location:The Dirty South Link to post Location:Norman, OK Members 0 Recommended Posts 0 Sports Logos 0 1,976 posts Forums Home Looks like you can’t download them in eps format anymore… if anyone needs them email me at awuestenfeld1@cox.net and I can send them to you.Anthony Share this post Sports Logos ptrac30 Share on other sites meetthemets Location:Buenos Aires,Argentina NCAA CONFERENCE FLAGS 0 NCAA CONFERENCE FLAGS ptrac30 0 All Activity ptrac30 Share this post 5 posts 5 posts Share this post Share this post 5 posts 2 Location:South Mississippi/College Station, Texas By ptrac30, August 11, 2006 in Sports Logo News Share this post Share on other sites Members Sports Logo News 0 Share on other sites 0 All of the D-1 conference flags are on this site. Just click on the conference tab at the top and the flags should come up. SportsLogos.Net 0 Link to post sscrunner06 SportsLogos.Net 0 meetthemets 18 awuestenfeld Followers 0 Link to post Members 0 Location:AZ Share this post try http://www.ideaspot.net/flags maybe it works Members Share this post This topic is now closed to further replies. Go To Topic Listing 0 Posted August 11, 2006 Link to post RamblinGamblinTiger p.stic 2 Share this post Share this post Link to post 0 133 posts 0 0 ivan26278 0 0 All Activity ptrac30 Posted August 14, 2006 Sign in to follow this   Members All of the D-1 conference flags are on this site. Just click on the conference tab at the top and the flags should come up. Thanks, that was the site I used to get them from! They moved things around. Share on other sites Posted August 11, 2006 They’re actually triangular and non-animated they are little patches on almost all college football jerseys. Posted August 11, 2006 1,296 posts RamblinGamblinTiger NCAA CONFERENCE FLAGS 0 257 posts Share on other sites 18 ivan26278 Forums Home 889 posts 0 0 Share on other sites 18 Followers 0 Members Share on other sites All of the D-1 conference flags are on this site.  Just click on the conference tab at the top and the flags should come up. Thanks, that was the site I used to get them from! They moved things around. They moved things around quick. I just got them just before they moved them. If you want them, let me know. Sign in to follow this   Posted August 11, 2006 Sports Logo News 866 postslast_img read more

Fast route to successful gardening? Buy smart

first_imgGarden centers, with their vast collections of plant colors, sizes and shapes, can be intimidating to inexperienced buyers. But you can become a discerning purchaser with a little homework and by quizzing the sales people as you shop. “I like asking questions like, ‘What are you getting in next?’ ‘What is new?’ and ‘What is the most popular now?’ If it is early (in the season), you may learn a lot that puts you ahead of the masses in designs and trends.”The most important factor in plant shopping, however, is the health of the plant, McKinnon said.“As one nurseryman I trust says: ‘Don’t accept ugly plants.’ And he doesn’t give refunds.”How can you tell if a plant is diseased, pest-ridden or beyond its prime?“Look for any unusual brown, black or gray spotting on the foliage,” said Rizanino (Riz) Reyes, a landscape designer and owner of RHR Horticulture in Shoreline, Wash., a Seattle suburb.“Any dead sections that are beyond just grooming to make it look good should be avoided,” he said. Also avoid plants “that may be unusually red or sickly yellow looking.”It’s a good idea to check plant roots at the nursery. It’s risky to buy plants that are root-bound, too wet or too dry, although that may mean removing them from the pot to examine them.“If you politely ask a garden center staff member, any reputable retail center should stand by their product and allow you to do it, or they may do it for you,” Reyes said.Other plant-buying-like-a-pro tips:— Shop by price and shop the sales. Find out when new plants are usually delivered and displayed. “Try to have a relationship with the nursery owner or staff,” McKinnon said.— Bare-root, container grown, or balled and burlapped? “Bare-root plats have not had a chance to get root-bound in a pot, and you can see what you’re buying,” McKinnon said. “Both are definite advantages.”— Work from a plan. “I recommend having a general list so you avoid too many impulse buys on plants that may not end up getting planted or worse, get forgotten,” Reyes said.— Annuals vs. perennials: “Perennials come back and can look great the year-’round,” Reyes said. “Annuals provide traffic-stopping impact and remarkable color. You save and have the most incredible garden by integrating both.”— Buying tropicals and houseplants: “Take care in transporting these from the store to your vehicle as some may be very sensitive to the cold,” Reyes said. “Plant them right away or keep them cool but not frozen. Keep them watered and moist.”— Choosing bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes: “Look for plump, firm bulbs,” Reyes said. “Usually, the bigger the better. Hardy bulbs like lilies are ready to plant as soon as possible. For dahlias and other tender bulbs, wait until after frost to plant or pot them up and start indoors.”Online:For more about buying healthy plants, see suggestions from Colorado State University Cooperative Extension: https://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/4DMG/Garden/choosing.htmYou can contact Dean Fosdick at deanfosdick@netscape.netCopyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more