NEW YORK — Alcoa President and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld has been appointed chairman of the U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC), effective Sept. 25. Kleinfeld succeeds Neville Isdell, who is stepping down following his retirement as chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Co. “There is great potential for cooperation between the U.S. and Russia in many areas, and business plays a key role in helping identify and generate opportunities — from bi-lateral trade and investment to collaboration on regulatory and other policies,” Kleinfeld said. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement USRBC President Ed Verona commented that Kleinfeld’s long-standing relations with Russia, combined with Alcoa’s considerable investment in that country, make him a natural choice to assume the leadership of the council. “Klaus brings an extensive network of personal relationships in Russia and an infectious optimism about the prospects for achieving progress in the bilateral relationship. He is the ideal leader for the council in this era of the ‘reset’ in U.S.-Russia relations.” Kleinfeld has been with Alcoa since being named a director in 2003. He was named president and CEO of Alcoa in May 2009, after a 20-year career with the global electronics and industrial conglomerate, Siemens AG, where he served as chief executive officer. The USRBC is a Washington, D.C.-based association representing approximately 250 companies among them some of the leading firms in the U.S., Russia and Europe. Founded in 1993, its primary mission is to promote trade and investment between the U.S. and Russia.,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 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 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.
Archbishop performs exorcism to cleanse protest site Depictions of Serra have been protested and vandalized over the years, and Pope Francis’ decision in 2015 to elevate him to sainthood reopened old wounds. More recently, protests focusing on the rights and historical struggle of Black and Indigenous people led activists to topple statues of Serra in San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles.San Rafael police say they arrested five people on vandalism charges for knocking over the statue on Monday, leaving just the feet attached to the base. The statue is being repaired and will be returned.Despite characterizations in popular culture, the newspaper reports that exorcism is more commonly a solemn ceremony to evict the devil or evil spirits from an area or person.Cordileone said prayers in Latin, remarking that “the experts in the field tell me that Latin tends to be more effective against the devil because he doesn’t like the language of the church.”San Rafael is north of San Francisco, in the county of Marin.FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinTop Videos SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — The archbishop of San Francisco performed a short exorcism ceremony Saturday outside a Catholic church where protesters had earlier toppled a statue of Father Junipero Serra, saying the ceremony was intended to drive out evil and defend the image of Serra.Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone performed the ritual before some 150 supporters before holding a special Mass inside St. Raphael Catholic Church and an expected march to a Planned Parenthood clinic, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.Serra was an 18th-century Spanish missionary priest and the father of the California mission system. The Franciscan priest has long been praised by the church for bringing Roman Catholicism to what is now the western United States, but critics highlight a darker side to his legacy. In converting Native Americans to Catholicism, critics say he forced them to abandon their culture or face brutal punishment. October 17, 2020 8:04 PM Posted: October 17, 2020 8:04 PM
The reels and additional offshore equipment were shipped on Beluga Recognition for the Gjøa Project, with loading and discharge in Moss (Norway), Karlskrona (Sweden), Kalundborg (Denmark) and Florø (Norway). “Our vessels are designed for optimal accessibility even in small ports”, explains Roberto Frigeni, head of the Beluga Transport Engineering and one of the cargo superintendents involved in this shipment.Anika Kerkow, Beluga’s project engineer on this assignment says: “Usually we (have) several months to arrange for such projects, this time we received the first notice very shortly before we were supposed to start loading. Inspite of such unfavourable conditions we were able to maintain our superior safety standards for a demanding customer like StatoilHydro.”To undertake this project the capabilities of both vessel and its cranes were modified and the respective certifications renewed to comply with the HSE offshore standards. Weld seams of stopping plates and lashings were checked by means of certified non-destructive tests in every port of loading. A representative of the Beluga Transport Engineering Department accompanied the complete voyage ensuring the sea-fastenings were checked and adjusted twice a day during the ocean transport.One of the challenges was the arrangement of an efficient flow of information between the partners involved – among them the customer, agents and manufacturers which are all based in different locations in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.”It was a multifaceted project which demanded a lot of technical and engineering skills but also excellent organisation and communication with the partners. By successfully completing it we could position ourselves once again as a reliable partner for the oil & gas industry”, adds Beluga project manager, Nicola Pacifico.Dagfinn R. Fingann, logistics coordinator at StatoilHydro, confirms that the Gjøa Project team at StatoilHydro is very satisfied with Beluga’s performance of the assignment. “We did experience some challenges during this project but these were professionally dealt with by Beluga’s engineers, officers and crew in a safe, secure and comforting manner.”
Published: September 9, 2019 11:53 AM EDT Coast Guard: Overturned cargo ship’s missing crew members are alive Recommended Ship overturns near Georgia port; 4 crew members missing The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday rescuers drilled through the hull of an overturned cargo ship off the coast of Georgia and made contact with four missing crew members stuck inside. Lieutenant Lloyd Heflin told The Associated Press that the contact came Monday morning after rescuers rappelled down the side of the ship.”The early indication is they are on board and OK,” Heflin said. He said the initial rescue team has faced a language barrier in communicating with the South Korean crew members.Heflin said rescuers were trying to figure out the safest way of getting them out. The Golden Ray flipped onto its side and caught fire Sunday as it left the Port of Brunswick with more than 4,000 vehicles inside.20 safely rescued on SundayCoast Guard Captain John Reed had said 20 were safely evacuated from the ship before rescuers determined the smoke and flames and unstable cargo made it too risky to venture further inside. The 656-foot vehicle carrier was stuck in St. Simons Sound, its hull exposed and its deck empty, in view of beachgoers on the shoreline.Onshore, crowds gathered to watch the Coast Guard operation. “To see it on its side, it was just so big, so surprising, and there’s just a huge crowd down here,” a woman told CBS affiliate WJAX-TV. Capsizing’s cause under investigationThe Coast Guard said it was notified of the capsized vessel by a 911 call at about 2 a.m. Sunday. The cause remains under investigation.Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Dickinson had said it wasn’t clear if weather conditions caused the ship to lurch. Hurricane Dorian was already well beyond the Georgia coast, where it blew past last week before being downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone.The Coast Guard said the overturned ship hasn’t released any pollutants so far, but mitigation responses are ready in case they’re needed. The Golden Ray is flagged out of the Marshall Islands and was headed to Baltimore, according to the website vesselfinder.com.The ship’s registered owner is Hyundai Glovis, a South Korean company. The Port of Brunswick, one of the busiest U.S. seaports for shipping automobiles, was closed to vessel traffic, with an established emergency safety zone in St. Simons Sound.Vessels were not authorized within a half mile of the Golden Ray. Nearly 614,000 vehicles and heavy machinery units moved across its docks in the 2019 fiscal year that ended June 30, according to the Georgia Ports Authority. Related Articles:Ship overturns near Georgia port; 4 crew members missing Author: CBS NewsWriter:WINK News Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARE
City firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is understood to be in discussions about whether a controversial process under which High Street stores are able to enter into agreements to pay off their debts unfairly impacts creditors – specifically landlords. Company voluntary arrangments (CVAs) came under new scrutiny this month with the announcement by retail giant House of Fraser that it is to seek approval for a CVA under which it will cull more than 30 stores.A CVA is a formal process enabling a compromise between a company and creditors under which landlords can lose out. Some agreements outline changes to rent, either reducing payments altogether or adjusting due dates from quarterly to monthly.BCLP declined to comment on whether it planned direct action against House of Fraser but said it has been ‘reaching out to both landlords and tenants’ to understand more about their concerns. As well as its discussions, BCLP is also conducting a client survey on CVAs, and will host a workshop with stakeholders and industry bodies for further input.Barry Gross, commercial real estate partner at the firm, said the current system risks ’destroying great strides made in landlord and tenant relationships’ in the past decade. ‘The current state of play with CVAs risks destroying all that goodwill with a return to the polarised approach. I think key players from across the real estate sector need to work together to find solutions to navigate the challenges facing the sector,’ he said.Gross said there had yet to be a case in court surrounding how far a CVA can go. He added that the current spate of ‘aggressive CVA’s’ leaves landlords ‘stuck between rock and hard place.’‘Administration could see them left with nothing but an aggressive CVA could see them significantly lose out too,’ he said, adding that landlords now faced a ’perfect storm of contributing factors,’ he said.
Technical seminars for existing businesses (English) on March 23 and March 30, 2016 at the MDC Homestead campus Workshop for potential business owners or start-ups (Spanish) on March 15, 2016 at the MDC Wolfson campusTo register and view a full schedule, please visit the program’s website: www.mdc.edu/smallbusiness Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed School of Business will offer free workshops to small and moderate size businesses in Miami-Dade County, as part of its Small Business Education Program sponsored by Citi Foundation.“The collaboration between Miami Dade College and Citi Foundation has made it possible once again, to offer programs that can impact the small business community in Miami-Dade County,” said Dr. Ana M. Cruz, Chairperson, School of Business, Wolfson Campus.The program has been expanded to include three sessions:Technical seminars for existing businesses (English) beginning on January 20, 2016, followed by counseling sessions at the MDC Wolfson campus
The Nigeria Wrestling Federation (NWF) has applauded the Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare for his timely financial intervention which ensured Team Nigeria participated at the recently-concluded Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series tournament in Rome, Italy.Commonwealth champions Odunayo Adekuoroye (57kg) and Blessing Oborududu (68kg) won gold and bronze medals respectively at the tournament, while multiple African champions Aminat Adeniyi (62kg) and Mercy Genesis (50kg) reached the quarter-finals and Round of 16 in that order.However, their participation at the tournament was almost cancelled but for the last minute effort of the Sports Minister.Speaking on behalf of the NWF, president of the Federation Hon. Daniel Igali also commended Mr. Dare’s continued support for athletes in the country, urging him to keep up the good works.“I want to thank the Minister of Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare for his personal involvement in ensuring that our athletes attended this tournament,” the World and Olympic wrestling champion thanked.“Normally at the start of the year, because of budget issues, it is very tough for athletes to go to tournaments, and we are almost discouraged that not all five athletes could attend this tournament. But he personally got involved and secured funding at the very last minute for our athletes to attend.“So, on behalf of the Nigeria Wrestling Federation, I want to thank the Honourable Minister for all his concern, not only for the wrestling federation, but from what I’ve seen for all our athletes.“And we are hoping, praying and wishing that during your tenure, we get the results that will be commensurate with the efforts you put into it.”As a result of their participation at the Ranking Series tournament in Rome, Adekuoroye (57kg) returned to No. 2 in the world rankings, while Oborududu catapulted to a career-high N0. 3 in the 68kg class.RelatedWrestling: Olympic Qualifier Postponed Over Coronavirus FearsMarch 6, 2020In “Wrestling”Wrestling: Igali To Sponsor Cadet, Junior National ChampionshipsDecember 21, 2019In “Wrestling”Wrestling: Igali Hopes For ‘Better’ 2020, Targets 8 Olympic Spots (AUDIO)January 7, 2020In “Wrestling”
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Greenacres and Elm Grove won team titles in the Haughton Middle School track and field meet Tuesday.The eighth-grade boys division was almost a dead heat. Greenacres scored 92.33 points to 92 for runner-up Benton. Cope finished third with 63.33.Elm Grove took the girls and seventh-grade boys titles. Elm Grove scored 133 points in the girls division. Cope finished second with 104 and Haughton third with 90.Elm Grove amassed 138 points in the seventh-grade boys division. Benton edged Cope for the runner-up spot 83-82.The Bossier Parish middle school district championship meet is Tuesday, April 25, at Airline.Greenacres’ Steve Damian was the only double winner in the eighth-grade boys division, taking the 800-meter run in 2:21.60 and the 1,600 in 5:14.50.Damian also ran on the Mustangs’ winning 4X400 relay team with Jaquarius Rabon, Devin Brooks and Jordan Boyd. They ran a 3:58.70.The 100 was one of the closest races of the meet. Cope’s Jordan Harvey won in 12.18 seconds, edging Haughton’s Carter Griffin by one-hundredth of a second. Rusheon’s Jamall Asberry was also right there at the finish with a 12.20.Cope’s Cameron Morris won the 200 in 24.40, .28 seconds faster than runner-up Anthony Watson of Rusheon.Haughton’s Jack Edwards took the 40 in 57.43. Greenacres’ Donovan McGee was second in 57.93.Benton’s Nick Randall (2:26.90) and Dylan Garrett (5:32.60) finished runner-up to Damian in the 800 and 1,600, respectively.Cope’s Devin Bilbo won the 100 hurdles in an impressive 14.67. Haughton’s Jaden Walton was second in 15.71.Rusheon’s Asberry, Watson, Triston Rounds and Isaiah Taylor teamed to win the 4X100 relay in 47.50. Elm Grove’s Cameron Darden, Ty Shelton, Brady Norcross and Fred Trice combined to take the 4X200 in 141.36. Winners in the field events were Elm Grove’s Quincey Jones (high jump, 5-6), Greenacres’ Makhi Tanner (long jump, 16-11.50), Benton’s Clint Lasiter (shot put, 43-6.5) and Elm Grove’s Nick Defatta (discus, 119-01.5).Runners-up were Benton’s Nick Randall (high jump, 5-3.75), Benton’s Owen Wainscott (long jump, 16-7.25), Greenacres’ Devarrick Woods (shot put, 43-0) and Elm Grove’s Noah Wolf (discus, 117-2).Elm Grove’s James Jordan was a double winner in the seventh-grade boys division, winning the 200 in 25.43 and the 100 hurdles in 15.56.Jordan also finished second to Rusheon’s Jaylyn Williams in the 100. Like the eighth-grade 100, it was close with Williams nipping Jordan at the wire by one-hundredth of a second. Williams ran a 12.48.Benton’s Evan Cole was second in the 200 in 25.43. Cope’s Bryson Turner finished runner-up in the hurdles in 17.33. Turner also won the long jump with a 16-4.25.The 400 was also close with Cope’s Christian Minor winning in 1:01.20. Elm Grove’s Colby Stevenson finished second in 1:01.24.Elm Grove’s Teddress Nelams took the 800 in 2:31.78. Benton’s Zach Zeigler was runner-up in 2:33.63.Benton’s Mason Haley captured the 1,600 in 5:43.16, 1.24 seconds faster than runner-up Levi Volcheck of Rusheon.Elm Grove won the 4X200 and 4X400 relays, and Haughton took the 4X100.Zion Nelson, Caleb McClinton, Chris Lindsey and DJ Gladney combined to win the 4X100 in 51.38. Christian Thomas, Stevenson, Cameron Mitchell and Caleb Martin teamed to win the 4X200 in 1:46.11. Wymeko Williams, Nelams, Fabina Eias and Stevenson combined to win the 4X400 in 4:21.83.Elm Grove’s Arnett Hines cleared 5-3 in the high jump, one inch higher than runner-up Gladney. Benton’s Davis Sellers took the shot put with a 36-10. Haughton’s Email Bryant was the runner-up with a 36-6.75.Haughton’s Zach Haley won the discus with a throw of 99-9. Elm Grove’s Aidan Adkins finished second with a 96-6.25.Benton’s Luke Ward finished second to Cope’s Turner in the long jump with a 15-9.Elm Grove’s Sh’Diamond McKnight continued her dominance in the girls division.McKnight won the 100 in 13.28, the 200 in 27.37 and the high jump with a 5-0. She and Cope’s Brykayla Hampton shared first in the long jump as both went 15-7.Haughton’s Jiana Stewartburgess also continued her impressive season. She won the 800 in 2:35.88 and the 1,600 in 5:54.60. She also finished second in the 200 in 28.52 and the 400 in 1:05.36.Cope’s Iesha Taylor-Baldwin won the 400 in 1:03.85 and finished second in the 100 hurdles in 17.74. Elm Grove’s Peyton Pipes won in 17.40.Other runners-up on the track were Greenacres’ Shaudria Harvey (100, 13.30), Elm Grove’s Alayah Hines (800, 2:52.10) and Elm Grove’s Justina Vo (16:18.90). Elm Grove’s Jillian Walton, Paris Broom, Kyla Williams and Bianca Oliver combined to win the 4X100 relay in 52.84. 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A week-long Rigo Central netball tournament hosted in Kalo village, Central last week was successful exposing a lot of rural young talents. Rigo Central Netball president Iammo Iauna said the villages appreciated the hospitality of the people, especially, those from Kalo village. Launa said the local village men did most of the preparation. The tournament attracted almost 20-plus villages from coastal and inland Rigo to participate at the tournament. With 69 senior and 70 junior teams taking part the highlight of the tournament was the performance of the Kalo Women Fellowship Brass Band adding color to the tournament. In the grand final, Kamali took out Rigo Central netball senior and junior crowns last weekend Kamali asserted their dominance in the tournament scene when it successfully defended its title with a 38-26 victory over Kalo (1). They also took out B Grade and junior Under 21 titles and Kalo team called Love Kwarega took out the Masters. Finally after almost 10 years, Kalo has broken the tradition that would normal see Karawa and Keapara and other teams dominating the grand final. Kamali disposed of traditional rivals Karawa in the elimination final and set up the grand final clash against Kalo (1) who also beat Kalo (2) in elimination pool 2 final. The grand final was a neck-and-neck affair from the outset but Kamali proved their dominance on the court in the second half of the game to run out victorious. Iammo said they will select players from the tournament to represent the Rigo Central at the national titles in Goroka, Eastern Highlands this year. Launa acknowledged the support of the following companies who had assisted with the search for local talent including Market 2000, Lorma Construction, Koke Hanua, Chem Solution and the Post-Courier. “On behalf of Rigo Netball Association I would like to sincerely thank these companies for their support and generosity,” she said.