PurePower Technologies (PPT), a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of new and remanufactured diesel fuel injectors and turbochargers for OEMs and the aftermarket, announced that David Shrader has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing. Reporting to President and CEO Jerry Sweetland, Shrader will be responsible for leading all sales, marketing and business development activities, and pursuing new market channels to expand PPT’s customer base.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementShrader joins PPT after a long career at IMI Precision Engineering and Borg Warner Automotive, where he served in senior leadership positions in sales, engineering and business development since 1997. Most recently, he was director of engineering and business development at IMI, holding a pivotal role in all aspects of new product development for the company’s commercial vehicle sector in the Americas.“Approaching our first anniversary as an independent company, David joins PPT as we continue to advance our business performance and enhance our customer satisfaction,” said Sweetland. “He has vast global experience in all aspects of strategic sales, marketing and business development to the OEM and aftermarket commercial vehicle markets, and will be a welcome addition to our senior leadership team.”Prior to joining IMI, Shrader progressed through managerial roles as executive program manager, business unit manager and engineering group management with Borg Warner Turbo Systems from 1997-2006. He started his career with Volvo Trucks North America in 1987 serving in numerous engineering and product management positions. Shrader holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Montreat College.
The search for the passenger who went overboard from the cruise ship Carnival Elation on February 13 was suspended in the evening hours on Tuesday, according to the United States Coast Guard (USCG).Namely, the passenger, identified as the 24-year-old Kevin Wellons from Georgia, went overboard while the cruise ship was sailing 14 nautical miles northeast of Great Harbor Cay in the Bahamas.The owner of the cruise ship, Carnival Cruise Line, informed that a guest notified shipboard personnel aboard Carnival Elation that her spouse was missing and indicated he was last seen around 2.30 am. The ship was docked in Nassau when the notification was made, according to the company.“A full search of the vessel and subsequent review of camera footage indicates the individual went overboard at approximately 2.45 am,” a representative from Carnival Cruise Line said.Both Bahamian and US authorities were notified and the US Coast Guard initiated search and rescue activities.The coast guard teams, including an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crews, covered more than 1,381 square miles over nine hours searching for the missing passenger.The 1998-built Carnival Elation, based year-round in Jacksonville, Florida, departed on a five-day Bahamas cruise on February 11.At the time of the incident the cruise ship was transiting from Jacksonville to their first port of call in Nassau, Bahamas.World Maritime News Staff
LONDON, CMC – West Indies captain Jason Holder has retained his all-rounder top-ranking ahead of Thursday’s start of the two-Test series against India in Antigua.The 27-year-old Barbadian topped the all-rounders’ charts in Tests back in January following his stunning double hundred in the first Test against England at Bridgetown, that propelled the home side to a massive 381-run victory.Holder also picked up two wickets in that match, to move up two places to the top rung.He will lead West Indies in the opening Test at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground where he will look to further solidify his status in the rankings.Holder is also the highest-ranked West Indian in the bowling charts at number eight having retained that spot, while fellow Kemar Roach has also retained his 11th place ranking.Speedster Shannon Gabriel is the other West Indies bowler in the top 20 at number 12.Australian pacer Pat Cummins sits on top the bowling rankings with South African seamer Kagiso Rabada second and veteran England seamer Jimmy Anderson, third.In the batting rankings, West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite is the highest-ranked Caribbean player at 36th with Holder popping up at 37th.Roston Chase (41st), Shane Dowrich (46th) and Shimron Hetmyer (48th) round out the top 50.India captain Virat Kohli tops the charts with Australian Steve Smith having climbed one place to second spot, and New Zealand Kane Williamson lying third.
The new budget was opposed by councilman Alex Pedersen, who said it will not improve public safety. By Mallory Hughes, CNN On August 10, shortly after the cuts were initially approved, Police Chief Carmen Best announced her retirement. Tuesday’s vote came after three hours of public comment and statements from City Council members. Some members said they were still open to further discussions with the mayor about refinements to their plan. The mid-year changes go into effect right away, and will effectively cut $11 million each year. That’s far less than the 50% budget cut that had been previously discussed. “We need a public safety that invests in harm reduction, and not the ongoing status quo of policing as we know it in America,” City Council President Lorena González said as the cuts were approved. The final vote was 7-2 in favor of the cuts. “It contributed to the early retirement of our city’s first black police chief,” Pedersen said. “I want to thank Mayor Durkan for her continuous support through good times and tough times,” Best said in a letter to members of the police force obtained by CNN. “I am confident the department will make it through these difficult times.” (CNN) — The Seattle City Council voted Tuesday evening to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s veto of a nearly $4 million cut from the police department’s budget. The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. The City Council rebalanced the budget in light of the economic crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and calls to redistribute funds from policing to community programs in the wake of protests following the death of George Floyd, González said in a statement when the cuts were initially approved. In a statement issued before the final vote was taken, Durkan said, “Even when we disagree, I have always believed we could work together on actual solutions that can be done and make the change we want to see.” Best’s retirement was effective September 2 and Deputy Chief Adrian Diaz became interim chief of police.
Journalist, Carlisle Jno Baptiste (Facebook photo)Peter Wickham of Caribbean Development Research Services Inc (CADRES) has refuted a report by a Dominican journalist which claims that a poll he conducted indicates that the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) would only win eight seats at the next general election.Carlisle Jno Baptiste reported live on Q95FM on Monday, June 2, 2014 that Peter Wickham, who was hired by the DLP to conduct a poll, revealed that it would only win eight seats and as such the Party decided to “keep the results of the poll confidential”.“I can confirm to you that a poll was conducted by the Dominica Labour Party and the poll which was conducted by Peter Wickham of CADRES and the poll that was conducted gave the Dominica Labour Party eight sure seats in the upcoming general election. The poll was conducted from my information between January and March of 2014”. Jno Baptiste also stated that he spoke with Wickham via telephone to inquire about the contents of the poll.“Wickham told me that the poll was not conducted for public consumption and he went on to say that from time to time people and political parties do conduct polls and he said I am not going to discuss the findings, it was for internal purposes only and I have to treat it as such and he went on to say that whatever you say I will deny it totally because the clients do have a right to do such polls,” Jno Baptiste added.Audio Playerhttp://dominicavibes.dm/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/carlisle.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, Wickham told Dominica Vibes on Monday afternoon that he is baffled and confused by this report since the last national poll he conducted in Dominica was over a year ago.Peter Wickham of Caribbean Development Research Services Inc (file photo)“I received a call last week and that information was expressed to me and I said that was entirely untrue and I was a little bit surprised that notwithstanding this week it would come up again”.“There is no truth in this story, the last national poll I did in Dominica was in March of 2013…and that poll or that assessment in no way shape or form suggested that the Dominica Labour Party was losing,” Wickham explained.He added that there is “nothing true” about this report and distanced himself from it.“I’m not and I’m baffled, I’m confused and a bit appalled actually that this information would be coming out with my name associated with it. CADRES was not associated so I don’t know if it was a UWP poll but it’s definitely not a CADRES poll,” he said. He noted that he has been in Dominica “from time to time but I have not done a national poll since March of 2013”. Wickham further stated that the DLP commissioned CADRES to conduct an assessment of its performance nationally, using 13 of the 18 constituencies that it represents in the Dominican Parliament as a barometer.As such, CADRES conducted interviews in select areas of these constituencies during the last two weeks of February 2013.“Although the survey was not designed to test the national popularity of the DLP, or to project a notion of electoral swing, it is possible to conclude that the DLP would have been likely to win a national electoral contest that took place during the time of the poll”.“As stated, CADRES surveyed 13 of the DLP’s 18 constituencies and some of the strongest zones were omitted. Since the DLP was leading in all of these constituencies (notwithstanding the higher than normal margin of error of this poll), it could reasonably be assumed that the DLP would also have won an election if one had been called in February of 2013,” Wickham reported in a press release on March 13, 2013.He said to follow up this national poll with a report that the DLP would only win eight seats is “ludicrous”.“I want to distance myself as far as possible, it’s nothing to do with CADRES, nothing to do with any poll, it is obviously the product of a very, very fertile mind that is trying to suggest something other than a reality that I see”.“I want to reiterate that it is my professional opinion the Dominica Labour Party is unlikely to lose an electoral contest on this occasion so I don’t know why someone would attempt to put that word in my mouth and I definitely don’t see it happening,” Wickham said. Audio Playerhttp://dominicavibes.dm/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Peter-Wickham.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Wickham ‘baffled’ at journalist report on DLP poll by: – June 2, 2014 300 Views 24 comments Share Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!
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) Singer, songwriter, and humorist Claudia Schmidt, who has performed on stages around the world, returns to her Michigan roots with a free concert at the Farmington Community Library, Main branch, on Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m.Delightfully entertaining, the New Baltimore native has toured across North America and Europe, performing for audiences in clubs, theaters, festivals, television, and radio. Her specialties are the 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer.Reservations requested at www.farmlib.org/events or 248-553-0300. The library is located at 32737 W. 12 Mile Rd. In Farmington Hills. Reported by
LAS VEGAS – Hiroshige Osawa suffered a seventh-round technical knockout on Saturday in his WBO featherweight title fight against undefeated Mexican champion Oscar Valdez.The 31-year-old Osawa, in his first world championship bout, looked stiff at the start of the fight and was knocked down in the fourth at the Thomas & Mack Center. Osawa was battered in the seventh, when the referee stopped the fight. His record fell to 30-4 with four draws and 19 wins by knockout. Hiroshige Osawa RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 “This was due to my lack of ability,” Osawa said. “My only feeling is one of frustration. Because I lost, there’s nothing I can say.”The 25-year-old Valdez improved to 21-0 with 19 of his wins coming via the knockout.The bout was on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao’s ring return. Hiroshige Osawa throws a punch at Mexico’s Oscar Valdez during their WBO featherweight title fight in Las Vegas on Saturday. | AP
Lt. Governor Meyer told the crowd that his focus is working to regain the trust of Alaskans: “My job as Lt. Governor is elections, and obviously that’s an area that we have a lot of work to do. We are going to get your trust back in elections, and in all areas of government.” Governor Dunleavy, and Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer greeted a crowd of over 100 gathered at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Thursday evening. Governor Dunleavy: “The same reason that many of us came here, the same reasons still exist here in Alaska, opportunity. We still have the resources, we still have all kids of opportunity here in this great state. My goal is to work with each and every one of you to make this the state we know it can be.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享It’s been less than one week since Governor Mike Dunleavy was sworn into office in Kotzebue, and the Kenai Peninsula was his most recent stop on the inauguration celebration tour. Students from the Kenai Peninsula College and the Alaska Christian College performed during the celebration.
Manchester City defeated Aston Villa at Wembley to claim their third straight English League Cup on Sunday.It was City’s fourth League Cup triumph in the last five years and the Citizens have now won eight out of the last nine domestic trophies in England (including the Charity Shield).Pep Guadiola’s side won an historic treble of domestic trophies last season with the Premier League and FA Cup, and they thoroughly deserved their triumph despite a spirited effort from Aston Villa.Sergio Aguero and Rodri put City two goals up inside 30 minutes and it appeared Guardiola’s side were set for a stroll on the lush greens of the Wembley pitch.Villa, who were second best for much of the first half, however, offered themselves a lifeline when Tanzanian striker Mbwana Samatta headed in from Anwar El Ghazi’s cross following a calamitous piece of defending by John Stones four minutes before the interval.The defending champions dominated proceedings in the second half and probed Villa’s back line in search of a third goal but they where nearly taken to extra time when Bjorn Engels nearly scored from a corner but Claudio Bravo reacted superbly to turn the header on to the woodwork.That was as close as it got for Villa as City held on to become just the second side to win three consecutive League Cup titles after Liverpool between 1980-81 and 1983-84 (4 in a row).RelatedEnglish League Cup: Manchester Derby As City And United Face Off In SemisDecember 19, 2019In “England”FA Cup: Sterling Hattrick Completes Man City’s Historic Treble Winning SeasonMay 18, 2019In “England”FA Cup: Aguero Puts Man City Through For Newcastle Quarterfinal MeetingMarch 4, 2020In “England”
TORONTO, Canada (AP): Kyle Lowry has undergone surgery to repair damaged ligaments in his left thumb, an injury he played through during the last two rounds of Toronto’s run to the NBA championship.The Raptors said yesterday that Lowry had the surgery in New York at the Hospital for Special Surgery.The All-Star point guard was hurt on May 12 during Game 7 of a victory over Philadelphia in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. He continued to play and helped Toronto win their first title when he finished with 26 points and 10 assists in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at Golden State.Lowry averaged 15 points and 6.6 assists in 24 post-season games.