Jamaica UN Mission takes lead in developing slavery victims’ Memorial

first_imgUN SG thanks CARICOM, African Union for leading Permanent Memorial InitiativeUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon on Wednesday thank the Caribbean Community and African Union for their role in the initiation and creation of a permanent memorial to honor victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. The Memorial which is called the Ark of Return  was unveiled Wednesday in a ceremony at…March 26, 2015In “CARICOM”Six UN Member States handover cheques for Slave Trade MemorialSix United Nations Members States have confirmed contributions to a Permanent Memorial to Honour the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade last Friday 26, September.  At a high-level ceremony, held  recently at United Nations Headquarters, representatives of the Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar, Senegal and Spain handed over symbolic…September 29, 2014In “CARICOM”Use Memorial to say no to racism, discrimination: Jamaica’s Prime MinisterI am proud that the countries of the Caribbean Community took the lead in initiating this project with the support of the African Union. Jamaica has had the honour to chair the Committee to oversee the Permanent Memorial project. As we unveil this Permanent Memorial at the United Nations in…March 26, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp According to Counsellor (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural Affairs) Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the United Nations, Kurt Davis “the resolution not only endorses the Permanent Memorial initiative, but more broadly calls for an educational outreach programme to highlight the lessons of slavery and its legacies.” The Permanent Memorial Committee, UNESCO and the UNOP signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding to conduct an international competition to select a design for the permanent memorial. The goal of this competition was to identify an outstanding artistic complement to the landscape of the UN Headquarters, an iconic site that will deepen, both visually and spiritually, the visitor’s experience of this important environment. Members of the Committee included Brazil, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Senegal, Suriname, the United Kingdom, the African Union, the Chair of CARICOM, the Chair of the African Group of Ambassadors, the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), the New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Chairperson of the Sub-Committee for the Elimination of Racism of the NGO Committee on Human Rights. The Ambassador/Permanent Observer of CARICOM was also an ex officio member of the Committee. The Memorial  was selected after an international design competition that saw more than 310 entries from as many as 83 different nationalities, including quite a number from the Caribbean. The winning designer, Mr. Rodney Leon, is an African-American of Haitian parentage and is also the designer of the African Burial Ground National Monument in lower Manhattan, NY. The Ark of Return is meant to be a reminder of the tragedy and a tribute to the victims, but also a symbol of the work yet to be done. The guiding theme of the Memorial is Acknowledge the Tragedy, Consider the Legacy, Lest We Forget. It is a sacred space that is designed to psychologically and spiritually transport visitors to a place where acknowledgement, education, reflection and healing can take place. The Memorial’s exterior form is constructed in a fashion to reflect the image of a vessel or ship in acknowledgement of the millions of African people transported on slave ships to different parts of the world during the ‘Middle Passage’. Triangular shaped gleaming white marble panels are supported by a stainless steel structural frame with the triangular patterns reminiscent of the triangular route of the slave trade which existed between the continents. The Ark of Return is a vessel which acts in a manner to undo the tragedy of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade in order to heal and move forward in a positive manner. Read more at United Nations Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 31, 2020 Jul 9, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Address ‘Unprecedented’ Impact of Coronavirus on Latin… You may be interested in…center_img Sep 9, 2020 Coronavirus Will Cost Global Tourism at Least $1.2 trillion The design and execution of a permanent memorial to honour  the victims of the transatlantic slave trade titled The Ark of Return was spear headed by Jamaica’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations. Since it was a CARICOM initiative, Jamaica has been at the lead on behalf of the Region with Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United Nations H.E. Courtenay  Rattray selected to chair the Permanent Memorial Committee. The Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the UN was responsible for coordinating the negotiation and adoption of the annual resolution entitled ‘Permanent Memorial to and Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery’ which is customarily adopted by consensus with nearly 140 co-sponsors each year. New Guidelines aim to Dismantle Barriers Blocking People… Finance Ministers Meet to Refine ‘Single Ambitious Menu’ for… last_img read more

Caribbean countries taking more than just passing interest in tsunamis

first_imgSENDAI, Japan, Nov 5, CMC – With the frequency of earthquakes in the Caribbean these days, regional countries are taking more than just a passing interest in World Tsunami Awareness Day, which is being observed today. The Seismic Research centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) describes a tsunami as an ocean wave or series of waves caused by a sudden disturbance of the ocean floor that displaces a large amount of water. SRC says tsunamis are caused generally by earthquakes, less commonly by submarine landslides, infrequently by submarine volcanic eruptions and very rarely by large meteorite impacts in the ocean. You may be interested in… CXC Chairman Convenes Independent Review Team Sep 28, 2020 Oct 5, 2020 Aug 26, 2020 CDB Approves Grant to Enhance Remote Learning for The UWI… UK provides further support to CDB Special Development Fund… Aug 25, 2020 The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) is observing World Tsunami Awareness day with the release of its “Know the Tsunami Warning Signs Vi”. The locally produced video featuring a number of popular local singers, was funded by the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) under the Country Directed Fund (CDF). NEMO will also hold an exhibition on Monday, saying that the main purpose of the exhibition is to heighten awareness on tsunami and other geological hazards such as landslides, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. NEMO is involved in a Tsunami SMART Schools and Communities Project in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), the Ministry of Education and the Seismic Research Centre (SRC) with funding from the European Union through CDEMA’s Country Directed Fund. Through this project, the NEMO is working with six schools — Kingstown Anglican School, Clare Valley Government School, Colonaire Primary School, Union Island Secondary School, Mary Hutchinson Primary School and Stephanie Browne Government School –to develop tsunami evacuation plans. The project is also piloted in the communities of Rose Place and Union Island. “The residents, business operators in these communities and surrounding areas and also the staff and students of the beneficiary schools under this project were trained in tsunami science and developing tsunami evacuation plans and procedures for their businesses, schools and the communities,” the emergency response agency said. Earlier this year, NEMO conducted tsunami evacuation drills involving residents from several communities as part of “CARIBE WAVE 18”, the annual tsunami warning exercise for the Caribbean and adjacent regions.The Tsunami SMART Schools and Communities Project will end in December 2018 with the placement of tsunami signs in the beneficiary communities. The United Nations says tsunamis are rare events, but can be extremely deadly. It notes that in the past 100 years, 58 tsunamis have claimed more than 260,000 lives, or an average of 4,600 per disaster, surpassing any other natural hazard. The highest number of deaths in that period was in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. It caused an estimated 227,000 fatalities in 14 countries, with Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand being hardest-hit. At a building converted from an elementary school to a tsunami education centre after the March 2011 disaster, Yoshiaki Ootomo, assistant director of Sendai’s Disaster Risk Reduction Promotion Section, told participants in the 2018 Caribbean Pacific Journalists Programme that the tsunami claimed the lives of 10 per cent of Arahama’s 2,200 residents. All of the students and staff, along with residents who sought shelter at the school, were rescued. They had moved to the rooftop after the waters rose to the second floor of the building, one of the few that survived the tsunami’s onslaught. The death toll in Arahama and other areas could have been higher had it not been for the Sendai Bosai Leaders (SBL) — “bosai” being the Japanese word for “disaster preparedness”. The SBLs are at the apex of a network of 600 volunteers, with each SBL being in charge of 10 neighbourhood groups. These groups have been trained to respond in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.Takeshita Hasegawa, an SBL, says that the groups help to manage evacuation centres and to ensure that evacuees are as comfortable as possible. In addition to community leaders, general knowledge of how to protect oneself and others also played a significant role in saving many lives. The director of Kaigan Park (Seaside Park) Adventure Field, Akira Nemoto, was at work when the tsunami came ashore at the park, located about a half mile from the coast. He said it was ironic that people came to the seaside park because of its location, although it was impossible to see the sea from there. The view was interrupted by the tall, dense pine trees — only a handful or so of which survived the 27-foot tsunami. But on that day when the tsunami came ashore, persons who were at the park heard the sound of the advancing waves as it mixed toppled pine trees with other debris into a soup of destruction that flattened almost everything in its path. A Self-Defense Forces helicopter rescued five persons, a dog, and a cat who had sought refuge at the highest elevation at the park. The park then remained closed until just three months ago, having been used as a temporary storage ground for debris. The park was also elevated so as to reduce the extent of flooding from any future tsunami. As a result of the (earthquake and) tsunami, 19,301 persons died (or went missing) and 121,805 homes were destroyed, according to Sendai municipal government statistics. As in many Caribbean countries, the beach was a magnet for visitors in Arahama, which attracted 40,000 visitors the summer before the tsunami. Its technological advancements — including an early warning system — and frequent drills notwithstanding, Japan still recorded a high number of deaths as a result of the tsunami. But the country is drawing on the experience to prepare, and try to prevent another catastrophe should a similar event occur. Akira Saitou, assistant director of Sendai’s Disaster Prevention Section, said that since the tsunami, 11 evacuation towers, each 33 feet high with concrete rooftop accessible by stairs and wheelchair access, have been constructed. Sasayashiki Tsunami Shelter in Arahama is a three-storey tower that can accommodate 300 people on the second floor and flat rooftop. Residents of Sendai are told that in the case of a tsunami warning, people should drive inland to higher ground, Saitou said. The evacuation towers are intended for persons who can get to them on foot within 15 minutes of a tsunami warning — or from as far as half a mile away. Soil liquefaction often occurs after an earthquake. According to the United States Geological Survey, this phenomenon occurs when saturated sand and silt take on the characteristics of a liquid during the intense shaking of an earthquake. This can cause buildings to collapse. Therefore, Arahama’s tsunami shelters are built on piles driven into the bedrock. The Sasayashiki tsunami shelter doubles as a facility for fire fighters. When not in use, the shelter is locked, but can be opened easily by breaking plastic sheeting near the lock.Vandalism of tsunami shelters is not a consideration in this country, where there is little crime and respect for public property is widespread. Inside the tsunami shelters, evacuees will find food and water enough for three meals for 300 persons. The food and water have a five-year shelf life. The centre is not intended as an emergency shelter, so people who flee there are expected to be evacuated elsewhere before a fourth meal is required. There are blankets, heating stoves complete with cans of gas to power them — should a tsunami strike in the winter — and an air conditioner should one occur during the summer. The shelter has solar panels on the roof and there is also an electricity generator. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Trinidad and Tobago, is one Caribbean country that has been experiencing, almost on a daily basis, earth tremors with the biggest scare occurring in late August when an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 sent people scampering out of buildings, destroyed some homes and brought with it the possibility of a tsunami. SRC Director Dr. Joan Lutchman has said that Trinidad and Tobago, like several other Caribbean countries are overdue for a major quake and the recent string of tremors has only served to heighten awareness of the possibility of a tsunami hitting the oil rich twin island republic. She says there has been a pattern of quakes building over the years and this is what bolsters the argument to look out for the really big one to come. “So we can consider this as another one of those events that keep us aware that our region, our area here is seismically active and strong earthquakes will occur, can occur and will occur and even stronger than what we have had will occur at some stage,” she said following the quake that rocked Trinidad in August. Sendai, the city in north-eastern Japan offers a lasting reminder of the potentially devastating power of tsunami waves. More than seven years have passed since the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami ravaged the region. But in places like Arahama, a small seaside community in Sendai, the scars are still visible.The waves unleashed that day were so large and powerful that they breached a 21-foot-high sea wall and travelled more than half a mile inland. All told, the earthquake and tsunami left 19,301 people dead around the Tohoku region, and 121,805 homes were destroyed, according to the Sendai City government. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is home to an active volcano, La Soufriere, which last erupted in 1979. Further, the submarine volcano, Kick ‘em Jenny, located between Grenada and St. Vincent, puts both nations at risk, should an eruption result in a tsunami. Tropical Storm Laura severely impacts Haiti’s South… Aftershocks ripple through CaribbeanSeveral Caribbean countries reported aftershocks Wednesday morning in the wake of the strong earthquake Tuesday afternoon. The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre said that a 5.9 magnitude aftershock was felt in Trinidad and Tobago about 9:30 on Wednesday morning. The Centre said that no tsunami warning was in…August 22, 2018In “Barbados”Unusual weather across Region sparks concern; but no tsunami threatEven as preparations are underway for the upcoming hurricane season that is predicted to be another active one, concern is high across the Region at the manifestation of the changing climate. Over the past few weeks, the Caribbean has been experiencing unusually high tides, massive waves, flooding and coastal erosion.…March 6, 2018In “Anguilla”Take tsunami preparedness seriously – Hugh Riley urges Caribbean states(Caribbean Tourism Organisation Press Release) PARIS, France (24 Oct. 2018) – Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) Hugh Riley has called on Caribbean states to take tsunami preparedness seriously, stating to do otherwise would put the people and regional economies at risk. Speaking in Paris, France, during a…October 24, 2018In “Caribbean Tourism Organisation”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

CAA Approves New Board for 2006

first_imgWith 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.  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 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.  SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Autobody Association (CAA) Board of Directors approved new state officers at its state board meeting held Nov. 3 in Las Vegas. The new 2006 officers will be sworn in at the state board meeting on Feb. 18, 2006, in Anaheim, CA, at the Disneyland Hotel during their first quarter board meeting/ leadership conference and awards banquet. The new board for 2006 includes: AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementPresident: Ron Guilliams, Fix Auto, Anaheim, CAFirst VP: Dave Mello, Anderson-Behel Body Shop, Santa Clara, CAVice President-Finance: Ted Stein, Drew Ford, La Mesa, CATreasurer: Donald Feeley, Jr., City Body & Frame, Riverside, CASecretary: Gigi Walker, Walker’s Auto Body, Concord, CA_______________________________________ 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 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.last_img read more

Former ARI Exec Joins Siskel Sales Co.

first_imgDeMoulpied 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.  WILMETTE, IL — Siskel Sales Co. announced that Tom O’Brien, a former executive at now defunct American Remanufacturers Inc. (ARI), has been appointed to a senior sales position at the company. He will also serve as a member of Siskel’s corporate management team. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Siskel Sales Co. is an automotive, heavy-duty and industrial manufacturers rep firm. The company, which has been in business for 40 years, covers Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, Dakotas and the MINK states. O’Brien has nearly 30 years of experience in the aftermarket, most recently as the vice president of sales and marketing at ARI. Prior to ARI, O’Brien had a 19 year career with Dana Brake & Chassis where he held sales, marketing and operational management positions, most recently as the VP of marketing. _______________________________________ 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 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.last_img read more

Timken Names Tom Tecklenburg Director Global Automotive Aftermarket

first_imgCANTON, OH — The Timken Co. has named Tom Tecklenburg director – global automotive aftermarket. He will report to Dan Muller, president – distribution and services. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Tecklenburg will be responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of the automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket business globally. “We continue to pursue profitable growth in our distribution and services business globally,” Muller said. “This includes new opportunities in our automotive aftermarket business. We see an increasing need to operate on a more global basis in this strategic business, in areas such as product management, marketing, cataloging and strategy development.” Muller added, “Tom is a proven leader with an extensive and broad background in the automotive and automotive aftermarket industries, with most of his career spent with Honeywell, one of the top automotive industry suppliers. Tom brings a unique background and skill set to Timken. He has worked in finance and manufacturing as well as sales and marketing, and also has international experience. Under Tom’s leadership, we will continue to accelerate our growth efforts in automotive aftermarket.” Before joining Timken, Tecklenburg was vice president of sales and marketing for Bendix Brakes Americas. He held previous positions in sales with Bendix, Fram and Autolite in both original equipment manufacturer and aftermarket businesses. He also held prior positions in supply chain and finance. Tecklenburg received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Ohio State University and an MBA from the University of Dayton. For more information about Timken, go to: http://www.timken.com.last_img read more

Scott Russell Joins P2R Associates

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LIVONIA, Mich. – Scott Russell has been named director, account services and business development for P2R Associates, a strategic public relations, business development and marketing firm. Prior to joining P2R Associates, Russell held management positions with Federal-Mogul Corp., AutoLign Manufacturing, Magna International and several Detroit-area marketing communications firms.  He earned a master’s degree from the University of Detroit and a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Michigan State University. Russell has won numerous national and regional business communication awards. As a key player in P2R Associates’ growing marketing communications practice, Russell will be responsible for directing both the company’s business development initiatives and integrated public relations and marketing communications efforts for clients in a range of industry sectors.,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.  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. 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. last_img read more

List of Nominees for Continental Supervisory Board Announced

first_imgHANOVER/FRANKFURT — Meeting last week in Frankfurt, Germany, the Supervisory Board of Continental AG adopted its proposals for shareholder representation, which will be submitted to a vote at the company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on April 23. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The nominees are: ·    Prof. Dr. Hans-Jorg Bullinger, president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ·    Mr. Gunter Dunkel, chairman of the Executive Board of Nord/LB ·    Dr. Michael Frenzel, chairman of the Executive Board of TUI AG ·    Dr. Jirgen Geisinger, president and CEO of INA-Holding Schaeffler KG ·    Prof. Dr. Ing. E.h. Hans-Olaf Henkel, honorary professor at the University of Mannheim ·    Mr. Rolf Koerfer, lawyer ·    Mr. Dr. Klaus Mangold, chairman of the Supervisory Board of Rothschild GmbH ·    Mr. Georg Schaeffler, partner of the Schaeffler Group ·    Ms. Maria Elisabeth Schaeffler, partner of the Schaeffler Group ·    Dr. Bernd Voss, member of various Supervisory Boards,Bollinger Motors has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its battery pack design. The scope of the patent includes mechanical, electrical and systems-engineering innovations. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “The heart of every EV is the battery, so it was crucial for us to develop our own battery pack in-house,” said CEO Robert Bollinger. “Our engineering team has created a pack with high-strength structural properties, exemplary cooling features and state-of-the-art software.”  The Bollinger Motors battery pack is composed of modules in 35 kWh strings that can be connected in series or parallel to form a variety of pack sizes and configurations. Pack sizes will include 35, 70, 105, 140, 175 kWh, and higher, with many sizes capable of both 350V and 700V configurations.  Bollinger Motors will manufacture battery packs for its own vehicles – as well as make them commercially available for standalone applications – starting in 2021. Designed for safety, high energy density, and high continuous power capacity, the Bollinger Motors battery pack will be suitable for heavier applications such as medium-duty trucks, agricultural and construction equipment.center_img The Battery Management System (BMS) has also been developed in-house. The BMS has been created to handle any number of strings, therefore one BMS can be manufactured for all future battery-pack sizes and voltages.  The BMS monitors voltage, current, and temperature at multiple points within the pack and manages the system accordingly. It works with other vehicle-control units to maintain optimum operating conditions that increase efficiency and extend battery life. The BMS also provides several features which ensure system safety, including detecting and isolating faults to enable continued vehicle operation.Advertisement Bollinger Motors filed the provisional patent application on Oct. 12. The patent application number is 17/068,260. The modules are connected to both sides of a symmetrical and structural I-beam. The I-beam includes channels, through which cooling fluid is pumped, to extract heat away from the battery modules. The I-beams also provide cross-vehicle structural support and help protect the pack from side intrusions. last_img read more

Current Openings at American Tire Distributors

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement American Tire Distributors is one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the tire industry and is expanding into the following markets: ·    Chicago ·    Detroit ·    New England/Boston ·    Portland, OR ·    Cleveland ·    Metro New York ·    Philadelphia ·    Seattle We are currently accepting resumes for the following positions: ·    Regional Sales Manager ·    General Manager ·    Assistant General Manager ·    Outside Account Manager ·    Customer Service Representative ·    Warehouse Supervisor ·    Warehouse ·    Delivery ·    Administrative All qualified candidates should submit resumes to [email protected]  Please reference the desired position and location in the subject line, or click the Apply Now button below to upload and send a resume and cover letter directly to the employer.  EOE/Drug Free Workplacelast_img read more

NASTF Announces Officers for 2011

first_imgDeMoulpied 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.  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.  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 LEESBURG, Va. – The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) has announced its slate of new officers for 2011. Ron Pyle, president and chief staff officer, Automotive Service Association in Bedford, Texas, is chair, with Allen Pennebaker, president of Orinda Motors in Orinda, Calif., and past-president of the Automotive Service Councils of California, as vice chair. David Lowell, executive director, Associated Locksmiths of America Inc. in Dallas, Texas, will serve as secretary-treasurer.   “The new slate of officers will continue the NASTF tradition of being the common ground for ensuring that the automotive service aftermarket has access to the information it needs to service and repair today’s complex vehicle fleet,” said Charlie Gorman, current NASTF chairman. “The change of officers, which will take place as of Jan. 3, 2011, represents the first change in leadership since the organization’s inception in 2006.”AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The next NASTF general meeting will be held on May 3, 2011, at the Gansevoort Miami Beach in Miami Beach, Fla. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Equipment & Tool Institute’s ToolTech. Additional details of the Spring meeting will be released as they become available.,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 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.last_img read more

Los Alamos County Launches MyDrive: New Streaming Service With Real-Time Webcam Traffic Views

first_img“We hope that this new feature on our website will assist motorists in navigating road construction such as the State’s N.M. 502 roundabout project, or viewing possible delays for their travel because of other paving projects that commonly occur in the summertime,” Bulthuis said. Motorists can check for traffic flows during busy commute times, check for traffic back-ups after accidents, watch for delays due to summertime road construction and see real-time weather conditions during snowy winter months. COUNTY News: MyDrive was developed and implemented in July by the Traffic & Streets Division within Public Works. Crews mounted web cameras in six locations – five in Los Alamos and one in White Rock – that stream real-time views of major intersections and busy roadways. Beginning today, motorists can view six different camera views featuring major roadways in Los Alamos and White Rock, after the completion of a project requested by the County Council earlier this year. Acting Public Works Director Jon Bulthuis will preview MyDrive with the Transportation Board this evening and invites residents and commuters to try the new streaming service. “We encourage everyone to try MyDrive and see how it works,” Bulthuis said, adding that the video is streaming only and does not record video. The streaming service offers live views of the following: West and East Views of Central Avenue Diamond Drive at Trinity Drive – North View Airport – West and East Views of N.M. 502 and in White Rock at N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. MyDrive is available with just one click using the Quick Link titled “Road Conditions” on the County’s webpage: https://www.losalamosnm.us/government/departments/public_works/my_drivelast_img read more