You’ll never walk alone: Representing yourself

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Terex cultivates future skills to counter future shortage

first_imgTerex products that support heavy lift operations include crawler cranes, rough terrain cranes and quay cranes.The company is currently training around 100 young men and women to become construction mechanics, industrial mechanics, machinists, and mechatronics specialists at its own training workshop in Zweibrücken, Germany. FourTerex staff members work as dedicated full-time instructors and teach the skills the trainees need in an environment that closely mirrors the conditions found in actual production settings.Trainees on the schemes have been entered in various German and international mechanical and welding competitions, bringing back significant silverware to the Zweibrucken-based company.A recent example saw Thomas Maske, a construction mechanic in his third year of training, win first place in the gas tungsten arc welding (GATW) category at the national Jugend schweißt welding competition held by the DVS(German Association of Welding and Related Processes) in Hamburg in October.last_img read more

Arklow Breeze launched

first_imgArklow Breeze is the sixth and last vessel in a series that will be delivered to Ireland’s Arklow Shipping.The ship is a general cargo vessel that will mainly be employed in the shipment of wheat corn and other bulk commodities in European waters. The 8,600 dwt ‘bulbless’ vessel, however, is also well suited for the transport of project cargoes due to its strengthened top deck, says Arklow. Arklow Breeze is about 119 m long, 14.9 m wide and 9.7 m deep, and is scheduled to join its five sister vessels – Arklow Beacon, Arklow Beach, Arklow Bay, Arklow Bank and Arklow Brave – in April 2015.  Watch a vide of the launch below: Credit to jerouen houtman (youtube). www.asl.iewww.ferus-smit.nllast_img

Faith restored

first_imgOn Tuesday September 13, my vehicle broke down at about 8am in Kewtown. To the kind gentleman who got out of his car and helped me to push my vehicle off the stop sign, I just wanted to say, thank you. Of all the vehicles that drove past, you were the first person to offer to lend a helping hand.I was a female on my way to work, alone in my car after dropping my kids off at pre-school.I am eternally grateful to you for your kindness. I never got your name or number, so I hope you are reading this message.In this day and age, it is clear that it is more and more each man for himself, which is quite sad, considering I grew up in a time when our neighbours were our friends and we could depend on each other to help. People, if you see someone needs help, don’t just walk by and look. Please do something. That little bit of help can mean so much to someone else.Once again, to the kind gentleman, thank you so much.last_img read more

The Andersons Rail Group reports solid year in weakening market

first_imgUSA: Diversified agricultural product and rail group The Andersons Inc reports that its Rail Group ‘led the way’ across the business in 2016. Looking forward, it said freight volumes had shown signs of improvement after a difficult operating environment last year, and it believes the Rail Group’s lease and wagon portfolio ‘positions it well to manage the rail cycle with a highly diverse customer base that represents a wide spectrum of industries’.The Rail Group recorded $32·4m of pretax income in 2016, down from $50·7m in 2015. The company said almost two-thirds of this variance resulted from an $11·7m decrease in early lease termination income which had been unusually high in 2015, while the remaining difference was primarily the result of utilisation rates falling from 92.4% to 87.8%.Full year 2016 base leasing pretax income was $13·2m, down from $31·5m in 2015, including the unusual early lease termination income.Wagon sales generated $11·0m compared to $13·3m the previous year. The Andersons pointed out that the timing of transactions ‘varies quarter to quarter and year to year depending on rail market and financing conditions’.Rail Services income of $8·2m was up from $5·9m in 2015, with the performance of the repair and fabrication facilities improving ‘dramatically’.last_img read more

Jordan Davis releases new single Detours

first_imgBreakout Country star Jordan Davis has released his new single Detours.The track is deeply personal and it was inspired by Jordan’s chance meeting with now wife Kristen. Take a listen below:“This song is probably one of my favorites I’ve ever written,” shares Jordan. “My life has changed so much since I moved to Nashville. From meeting Kristen, getting married and having Eloise to signing a record deal, landing back to back No. 1s and touring the country playing for fans, I pinch myself every day that this is my life. I’m so blessed and so grateful for all of the detours that led me to today.”Detours was written by Jordan alongside his brother Jacob Davis and Dave Turnbull. It’s a song he’s been playing on the road for years.Nominated for 2020 ACM Best New Male Artist of the Year, Jordan hails from Shreveport, Louisiana. This week he’s be live-streaming a two-part deep dive into his debut album Home State, which has now been streamed over 1 billion times.Jordan is set to play the album from start to finish as well as share insight on his songwriting process and inspiration behind the music. Fans can catch the two-nights of conversation and performance on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram live Tuesday 31st March and Wednesday 1st April, at 10PM GMT each day.last_img read more

TCI wants CARICOM to maintain unified position on de-risking

first_img Share Share Tweet Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson (Photo: CMC)PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos (CMC) – The Turks and Caicos Islands has appealed to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries to continue to main a united position on the issue of de-risking and the loss of corresponding banking relationships (CBRs).Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, who came to power in this Overseas British Territory last December, said that she is aware that the 15-member regional integration movement has been looking at the entire issue of de-risking.“What we find in the Turks and Caicos Islands is an attempt to de-risk entire sectors and that is not the way to go. We are trying to, for example, assess our financial services sector, we are complying with the various standards…but yet the goal post is moving every time we comply with the last standard and everybody else is coming up with their own standard…,” she said.“Apart from that, our concern is also that you are looking at the casino industry, a sector that is a threat for …de-risking the entire sector,” she said, warning it may result in the illegal movement of “suitcases of money”.Earlier this year, the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) said it would be providing US$250,000 to strengthen financial transparency, and assist in preventing the loss of correspondent CBRs in the region.It noted that in the Caribbean, CBRs facilitate a number of payment systems, including international trade, cross-border payments and receiving of remittances.But recently, some large international banks have started terminating or severely limiting their CBRs with smaller local and regional banks, in an effort to reduce exposure to risks associated with money-laundering and financing of terrorism.The CDB project will be a pilot initiative, and will include the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Jamaica, and seven-member states of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).It has three components: Strengthening the implementation of, and compliance with, international financial integrity standards by governments in the region, including updating laws and regulations as required. Increasing the technical capacity of banks and credit unions in the Caribbean to conduct customer due diligence, and adopt anti-money laundering best practices.The CDB said this will include training for staff at financial institutions. Improving public-private sector coordination with regulators to more effectively address de-risking and develop a mechanism for ongoing dialogue between this group and external regulators and foreign banks.The project will be implemented over three years in partnership with the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group.CDB President Dr Warren Smith, speaking to reporters at the end of the 47th annual meeting of the bank’s board of governors, said that from the CDB’s perspective de-risking “is one of the biggest dangers to our growth and development that we have faced in recent times.“It is so because we are small open economies and for that reason we have to depend on very regular trade. You cannot engage in trade if you cannot engage with the international financial system.“You have to be able to move money in and out of your country. It is as simple as that. So it is something that needs to be addressed, needs to be resolved,” he said, warning however “the resolution is not a simple one”.“There are very very moving parts here,” Smith said, noting however that the region needs to ensure that “our jurisdictions are credible, that we cannot be accused of being vulnerable to quote, unquote dirty money.“So that is what is within our control and I think that is where we need to place greatest attention,” he said making reference to the CDB’s financial assistance to countries to have their jurisdictions assessed on a regular basis to ensure that their jurisdictions are in good order.“But the point is I don’t think we are at the point yet where we have found the silver bullet, but it is a work in progress,” he said. Sharing is caring!center_img Share 122 Views   no discussions BusinessNewsRegional TCI wants CARICOM to maintain unified position on de-risking by: Caribbean Media Corporation – May 26, 2017last_img read more

Donate blood in Farmington Hills on June 5

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) The Southeastern Michigan branch of the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive on Tuesday, June 5 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills.It’s often difficult to collect blood donations at this social time of year due to graduations, parties, and weddings. Community members are urged to taken an hour to donate and help ensure that safe and abundant blood resources are available during the summer. Collected blood donations are used for emergency and trauma care, surgeries, and treatment of serious diseases.To make an appointment to donate on June 5, call 248-473-1800 or register online at with the sponsor code costickcenter.Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years of age or older. If a parent is present to fill out a permission form on the day of the blood drive, 16-year-olds will be allowed to donate blood. For more information, call 1-800- 4483543 or visit–Press release Reported bylast_img read more

CFMoto V.02-NK 1000cc Streetfighter Nears Production

first_imgCFMoto is on the roll since their tie up with KTM and now the CFMoto V.02-NK 1000cc streetfighter is rumoured to be close to production.KTM and CFMoto first tied up in 2014 to produce the 125 Duke, 200 Duke and 390 Duke for the region.KTM had contracted CFMoto to build the 799cc LC8c engine which powers the former’s 790 series of bikes including the 790 Duke, 790 Adventure, 790 Adventure R and limited production 790 Adventure R Rally. The Austrians were so impressed with the production capabilities of CFMoto that they’ve decided that they will shift worldwide production of LC8c engines to China from 2021. The factory in Hangzhou can produce up to 50,000 bikes a year.Since then, KTM sold the 990 LC8 engine which powered the mad 990 Duke to CFMoto. It’s from this arrangement that CFMoto unveiled the V.02-NK concept in 2017. Who know? The Chinese manufacturer may even introduce the first 1000cc superbike in due time.CFMoto’s range of motorcycles are also designed by KISKA, who also designs KTMs. Thus, the V.02-NK has some design cues from the KTM Duke R but isn’t a carbon copy. There are some innovative ideas here including underseat-mounted radiator and carbon-ceramic brake discs.Production ought to begin next year and we shall see how the final design turns out.–Ads– It is also designed by KISKA, who have designed all KTMs. The CFMoto V.02-NK 1000cc streetfighter is nearing production.center_img It is powered by KTM’s 990cc LC8 platform.last_img read more

Desperate Situation: Shelter given population deadline

first_img Share Above, this kitten is one of many possibly in danger of being euthanized due to overcrowding at the Laguna Madre Human Society. Below, Robert Contreras, kennel attendant at the Laguna Madre Humane Society, is shown with Liquorish, a puppy currently up for adoption. (Staff photos by Cole Avery)By COLE AVERYSpecial to the PRESSNearly half of the dogs and cats at the Port Isabel Animal Shelter may be euthanized if they are not adopted by the end of the month.Beth Fedigan, president of the Laguna Madre Humane Society, said the city recently notified her about overcrowding at the shelter and the potential results if the animals are not adopted.As of Wednesday, the shelter housed 48 animals, which is about 20 more than the law allows for the available space.“We’re begging the public to come forward and help them,” Fedigan said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the May 24 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedAnimals still need homesPRESS Staff Report The clock is ticking for a number of animals housed at the Port Isabel Animal Shelter. As reported in Thursday’s PRESS, the Laguna Madre Humane Society/Isabel Garcia Animal Shelter faces a grave overpopulation problem. According to Laguna Madre Humane Society Board President Beth Fedigan, the City of…May 28, 2012In “News”Sick animals need homesBy COLE AVERY Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS The Laguna Madre Humane Society is trying to find homes for six shelter dogs that tested positive for heart worms. Heart worms can form in dogs if they are bitten by an infected mosquito. The worm can cause heart failure in infected animals.…June 21, 2012In “News”City – LMHS ‘define’ shelter    By JOE R. BOWLING JR.   With an agreement be­tween the City of Port Isa­bel and the Laguna Madre Humane Society in place, the task at hand is to now define what the shelter represents and who will be doing what. City Manager Ed Meza and LMHS President…April 21, 2011In “News”last_img read more