Celebration of Tom Carnegie’s Life Set for Today at IMS

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – A celebration of the life of longtime Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) public address announcer Tom Carnegie, who died Feb. 11 at age 91, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. (ET) today at IMS. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The service will take place at the IMS Hall of Fame Museum and is open to the public. It will be streamed live at http://www.livestream.com/indianapolismotorspeedway. A variety of Carnegie’s friends and colleagues will share memories and stories of his incredible life and career. An area celebrating Carnegie’s life also will be available through Monday, Feb. 28 in the museum for fans to leave cards, notes and other tributes. Carnegie served as the public address announcer at IMS for 61 consecutive years, from 1946 to 2006. He called 61 Indianapolis 500’s, 12 Brickyard 400’s and six United States Grands Prix for millions of fans at IMS. He became a beloved figure in the state of Indiana and among motorsports fans worldwide, coining renowned phrases such as “Heeeeeee’s on it!” and “It’s a new … track … record!” that boomed over the Speedway’s public address system with the rich, instantly recognizable baritone of his voice. To read more about Carnegie’s life and career, click here.Advertisementlast_img read more

Los Alamos County Update And Document On Declaration Of Public Health Emergency Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgCOUNTY News:Los Alamos County Chair Sara Scott declared a local public health emergency today because of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, joining dozens of other local governments who are dedicating additional resources to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.“As our residents know, from the outset of COVID-19 in New Mexico, we have been actively monitoring, preparing and taking steps every day to keep our community safe,” Scott said, noting that most recently, the County implemented a policy for some employees to telecommute from home in order to reduce health risks to employees and the general public that might result from face-to-face transactions.“Declaring this public health emergency is a prudent step for us to take at this time. It opens the door for us to allocate resources to immediate needs, as well as being able to access state or federal funds for recovery and response,” Scott said.County Manager Harry Burgess said budgetary tracking codes for staff time and materials or services have already been initiated within the Finance and Payroll Divisions this week. Burgess said that all departments submitted reports last week regarding their readiness for anticipated COVID-19 affects. These reports were utilized in determining facility closures and in the development of the recently implemented telecommuting policy, and the County is ready to implement additional measures.“Right now, everything is running very smoothly with no issues despite the announced closures and reduction of on-site personnel,” he said. “However, we have assessed our staffing and resources at this time, and we know what kinds of options we may be exploring in the weeks to come if this becomes a public health emergency in Los Alamos. The emergency declaration is just the next step in our process to be ready to respond rapidly in this ever-evolving situation. Because of the nature of this crisis at the national level, local government needs to be ready to step in and do what it can rather than relying on federal and state governments, who will be very busy working through myriad issues at their own level of response.”Chair Scott said that the County (County Manager, staff, Council), the medical center, LANL, and state representatives and agencies continue to be in regular and direct communication and are actively coordinating efforts underway to limit the spread of the virus and promote readiness in Los Alamos.last_img read more

Koffee: the new toast of Jamaican reggae

first_imgKoffee wins Best Reggae Grammy for Rapture EP(Loop Jamaica) You can add Grammy Award winner to her accolades as the 19-year-old recording artiste copped the Best Reggae Album Grammy Award at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles (Sunday evening). Koffee ousted Julian Marley’s As I Am; The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie…January 26, 2020In “Associate Member States”Koffee Cops Grammy Nomination With EP, Rapture(Jamaica Gleaner) In addition to her age, the other elements that take the euphoria of 19-year-old Koffee’s Reggae Grammy nomination up a few notches are the fact that she did it on her first-ever attempt, and her submission is not a full-length album. Reggae artiste and promoter of the annual…November 21, 2019In “Culture”Jamaica Culture Minister welcomes US University’s establishment of Reggae Studies unitKINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Culture Minister Olivia Grange, has welcomed the decision of the University of Minnesota to establish an International Institute for Reggae Studies. Grange gave her support to the initiative during her visit to the University over the weekend. “The move by the University of Minnesota to subject…July 3, 2019In “Culture”Share this on WhatsApp Usain Bolt fired the starting pistol, and now at 19 Koffee is spearheading a new wave of artists delving back to the conscious sounds of roots reggae(The Guardian) When you first hear Koffee’s music, you would be forgiven for not pairing the big, bold voice that commands her roots reggae sound with the slight, unassuming 19-year-old who jumps out of the car and pulls me into a bear hug outside my hotel in Kingston, Jamaica.She might be small, but the impact that Koffee has made on Jamaica and its reggae scene is mighty. The night before we meet, she won single of the year at the Jamaica Music Industry Association awards for Toast, which has amassed more than four million streams on Spotify. Toast is typical of Koffee’s style. It’s steeped in the positive-vibes-only doctrine of roots rather than dancehall’s brashness, and she is driving modern reggae forward at a time when Rihanna is reportedly about to do the same with her new album.“I would say it all began with my guitar,” Koffee says as we sit on a bamboo bench on Wickie Wackie beach outside the city.The first piece she wrote was a tribute to Usain Bolt, entitled Legend, which she posted on Instagram – it quickly went viral. “He reposted it!” she says. “So that was kind of the first recognition that I got as an artist.”Read more at: The GuardianShare this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

Goodyear Names Christina Zamarro Vice President, Investor Relations

first_imgLSI 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 Zamarro has been assistant treasurer, capital markets and risk management since 2010 with responsibility for the company’s global capital markets, creditor relations, risk management and pension asset management activities. She joined Goodyear in 2007 as treasury manager, financial strategy, and later became director, financial strategy. AKRON, Ohio – The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. has named Christina Zamarro as vice president of investor relations, effectively immediately. She will report to Laura Thompson, executive vice president and CFO. Zamarro received a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and an MBA degree from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. Prior to joining Goodyear, Zamarro spent nine years with Ford Motor Co. in a variety of treasury and financial roles. She began her career at Ford in financial planning and analysis roles within the manufacturing and financial services groups. She later joined Ford’s treasury organization and held several positions of increasing responsibility in areas including capital markets, interest rate derivatives and foreign exchange management. 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. Zamarro succeeds Tom Kaczynski, who has provided leadership for both the Treasury and Investor Relations functions since the beginning of the year. Kaczynski will continue to lead the Treasury team. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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. last_img read more

SMP’s Olivia Newton Named Chair Of Women In Auto Care

first_imgThe WiAC organization is dedicated to the advancement, education and empowerment of women within the auto care industry.  Olivia Newton, director of category management and customer insights, SMP, who has been an active member of the Women in Auto Care organization, was named chair at the group’s annual conference in February. 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. 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. center_img Standard Motor Products Inc. (SMP) has announced that a member of its marketing team has been appointed chair of the Women in Auto Care (WiAC) organization, a community of the Auto Care Association.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement 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 “I’m tremendously honored to represent both Women in Auto Care and Standard Motor Products in this new role,” said Newton. “I believe strongly in the community’s mission and I am excited and humbled to continue the excellent work of my predecessors to connect and empower women in the aftermarket. SMP has a long history of supporting our industry and I feel so fortunate to work for a company with such strong values.”,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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Air Products releases 2009 second quarter earnings

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Was Heseltine right?

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Ropes & Gray sticks to £130k pay package for NQs

first_imgUS firm Ropes & Gray will continue to pay newly-qualified solicitors a minimum of £130,000 this autumn, in a ringing vote of confidence of its junior lawyers.The Boston-headquartered outfit upped its salary for London NQs to £130,000 plus bonus in February, placing it among the highest paying US firms. Despite market uncertainty, the pay rise will also apply to the five trainees qualifying this September, all of whom are being retained.Ropes & Gray’s training programme has been running since 2011 and is now made up of 14 trainees. Seven graduates will be joining the firm as normal in the autumn. The announcement has widened the gap between US outfits – some of which pay in excess of £140,000 – and magic circle firms, which have cut NQ salaries in response to the pandemic. Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and Slaughter and May have all begun to reverse last year’s pay battle, which saw NQs receive a minimum of £100,000.Washington-headquarted Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and New York-based Debevoise & Plimpton also said they had no plans to reduce trainee or NQ pay.last_img read more

Catalytic converter on test at UP

first_imgUnion Pacific claims to have ’the most environmentally-friendly locomotive fleet in the nation’, with 47% of its 8200 units meeting EPA Tier 0, I or II emissions standards. In California, UP has signed agreements to reduce NOx emissions within the South Coast Non-attainment Area by 67% by 2010, and to reduce particulate emissions across the state.Under an order for 60 locos (RG 3.06 p111), this year UP is due to take delivery of 30 hybrid shunters from NREC which will be deployed in the Los Angeles basin. A 1500hp shunter fitted with an experimental diesel particulate filter is due to begin trials in Oakland in September, and the Los Angeles basin will be the venue for at least 12 months of service trials of an SD60M locomotive that is to be equipped with a catalytic converter. Oxidation catalyst devices supplied by Miratech are to be installed by the Southwest Research Institute of San Antonio, Texas, which will perform emissions tests to assess compliance with EPA standards.For its operations at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Pacific Harbor Line has awarded MotivePower Inc a $21m contract to rebuild 14 Co-Co and two Bo-Bo locomotives with 2000hp Detroit Diesel engines that exceed ERA Tier II standards. Half of the cost is being met by the Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.CAPTION: Union Pacific’s prototype genset switcher UPY2005 is also being tested in the Los Angeles area Photo: David Lustiglast_img read more

South Africa publishes proposed mine safety rules for COVID-19

first_imgFILE PHOTO: Mine workers are seen under ground at Cullinan mine, near Pretoria, South Africa, February 1, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo FILE PHOTO: Mine security officials walk underground at Sibanye Gold’s Masimthembe mine in Westonaria, South Africa. REUTERS/Mike HutchingsSouth Africa published new proposed safety guidelines on Tuesday for mines operating during the coronavirus pandemic, which would require that mineworkers be screened, tested, kept further apart and provided with protective gear.South Africa, the world’s largest producer of platinum and chrome ore and a major miner of gold, diamonds and coal, is gradually restarting the operations of its biggest export industry, shut down in a nationwide lockdown. In April, the authorities relaxed regulations to allow mines to operate at 50% capacity. But labour unions have since won a court case against the government, forcing it to impose stricter safety guidelines. South Africa reports 99 new COVID-19 cases South Africa’s COVID-19 cases reach 2028center_img The new mandatory regulations proposed by the Mines Ministry would require companies to keep workers further apart, supply them with protective equipment, disinfect their transportation and accommodation, screen and test them for illness, identify those with pre-existing conditions and provide flu vaccinations.The industry, which employs about 500,000 people, has already implemented some safety measures including setting up shared quarantine facilities for workers that test positive for the virus.The guidelines will be open for public comment until May 14 before they enter force.Related South Africa records two more COVID-19 deathslast_img read more