Henniges Automotive Hires L. Brooks Mallard As CFO

first_imgAs CFO, Mallard will drive the company’s treasury, capital funding and internal structure, responsible for oversight of accounting and financial reporting, financial planning, risk management, financial controls, taxation, information technology and legal affairs. Mallard also will serve as a member of the executive leadership team. Prior to joining Henniges, Mallard was executive vice president and CFO of Jeld-Wen for four years. He also has held finance-related positions with TRW, Cooper Industries, Thomas & Betts, and Briggs & Stratton during his 25-year career.  Henniges Automotive, a leading global supplier of highly engineered sealing and anti-vibration systems for the automotive market, announced L. Brooks Mallard has joined the company as chief financial officer (CFO).AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Mallard earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and Master of Business Administration from Georgia Southern University. “Brooks has an impressive career that spans a number of diverse sectors within the industry, and his style will fit the Henniges culture perfectly,” said Larry Williams, Henniges CEO. “We are excited to welcome him and look forward to his guidance as we continue to strategically expand the global presence of our company.”last_img read more

Tocardo, Manx Chosen for Isle of Man Tidal Developments

first_imgTocardo has been appointed by the Isle of Man Government as one of two preferred partners to supply tidal turbines for a major new renewable energy initiative. The announcement is part of the Isle of Man Government’s renewable energy initiative, including the development of a wind farm and installation of tidal power generation within the 12-mile limit of its territorial sea. Alongside Tocardo, the government named Manx Tidal Energy Ltd as its other preferred supplier of tidal energy technology.Ken Milne, Isle of Man Government says: “I am delighted that Tocardo Tidal Energy has been selected as one of our preferred partners for tidal power developments in the Isle of Man territorial waters. We look forward to seeing the future development of this low carbon technology on the island.”“We are extremely pleased to be appointed by the Isle of Man Government and to be part of a new and exciting project which will bring sustainable, low carbon technology to the island,” says Hans van Breugel, CEO Tocardo.“As one of only two preferred suppliers we are well placed to deliver turbines on time and to specification. The shores off the coast of the Isle of Man are an ideal geographic location to develop tidal turbines. We are at the forefront of tidal and in-stream power generation development and one of only a few tidal energy companies commercially producing tidal energy turbines. Our technology is proven and we have been able to demonstrate our capabilities and reliability with projects we have implemented in the Netherlands and Nepal where we are producing commercial T1 and T2 turbines.”Tocardo has been active in Scotland since 2009. The Netherlands-based company has closed deals to sell its technology in Nepal and to install tidal turbines in UK, Canada & South Korea with a total capacity of well over 50 MW.The offshore energy hub is one of the key strategies Vision2020, the Isle of Man Government’s long term plan to grow the island’s economy. It estimates that leasing parts of the seabed for renewable energy generation will boost the public funds by at least £5 million a year and create more than 50 new local jobs.Press Release[mappress mapid=”10897″]last_img read more

Immigration

first_img lFA (Iraq) v Secretary of State for the Home Department: SC (Lord Phillips (president), Lord Hope (deputy president), Justices of the Supreme Court Lord Brown, Lord Kerr, Lord Dyson): 25 May 2011 The claimant was an Iraqi national who arrived in the UK in August 2007. He was aged 15 and was unaccompanied. He applied for asylum. In October, the defendant secretary of state refused the application, finding that the evidence that the claimant supplied in support of his application was not credible. The secretary of state went on to consider whether the claimant qualified for humanitarian protection and/or discretionary leave to remain in the UK. In that context, humanitarian protection was the domestic means of providing ‘subsidiary protection’ to certain third country nationals or stateless persons as required by Council Directive (EC) 2004/83 (on minimum standards for the qualification and status of third country nationals or stateless persons as refugees or as persons who otherwise need international protection and the content of the protection granted) (the Qualification Directive). It was decided that the claimant did not qualify for such humanitarian protection but he was granted discretionary leave to remain until he reached 17 years and six months of age. The claimant appealed against the refusal of his asylum claim. He alleged that his rights under articles 2, 3 and 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights would be contravened if he were removed to Iraq and that he might suffer serious harm as defined in the Qualification Directive. The appeal was dismissed on both asylum and humanitarian protection grounds. The claimant applied for a reconsideration of his appeal. The senior immigration judge ordered that there would not be a reconsideration of his appeal on asylum grounds, but that reconsideration would be given to the issue of whether there would be a ‘serious and individual threat to his life by reason of indiscriminate violence during internal armed conflict’ under the Qualification Directive and paragraph 339 of the Immigration Rules (HC395) (the Rules). Paragraph 339 of the rules incorporated into domestic law the subsidiary protection provisions of the Qualification Directive. The asylum and immigration tribunal held that the original appeal should have been confined to the refusal of the asylum claim as no appeal had been available to the claimant in ­relation to human rights claims or humanitarian protection grounds under section 83 of the Nationality, Immigrations and Asylum Act 2002. Consequently, the tribunal substituted the original decision with a dismissal of the appeal on asylum grounds only. The claimant appealed the decision of the tribunal. The claimant’s appeal involved issues of construction of sections 82 to 84 of the 2002 act and the question of whether the decision of the tribunal had deprived him of an effective judicial remedy against an adverse act of the administration contrary to general principles of EU law. He further submitted that the principle of equivalence required that claims based on EU law should not be subject to rules that were less favourable than those based on claims which had national law as their source. The Court of Appeal accepted that the principle of equivalence required that a right of appeal against the humanitarian protection decision be recognised since the lack of an appeal would mean that the claim, based as it was on EU law, had been subjected to rules which were less favourable than those which applied to the asylum claim, where that claim was based on national law. It held that section 113(1) of the 2002 act, which provided that ‘asylum claim’ meant ‘a claim made by a person that to remove him from or require him to leave the UK would breach the UK’s obligations under the Refugee Convention’ would have to have the words ‘and/or Qualification Directive’ added to it. A similar addition to section 84(3) was also required so as to enlarge the grounds on which the appeal might be brought. The secretary of state appealed. The issue to be determined was whether the equivalence principle required that a right to appeal had to be available against the decision to dismiss the claimant’s application for humanitarian protection. That depended upon whether the claimant could demonstrate that there was a comparable domestic right, namely his asylum claim, which was subject to more favourable rules than was his humanitarian protection right. The secretary of state submitted that there was no purely domestic measure against which a comparison of the rules applicable to claims for humanitarian protection could be made and that such claims had far closer similarities to those that were made under the Human Rights Act 1998. She further submitted that the mooted comparators, the asylum claim and the humanitarian protection claims, both had their origin in Chapter VII of the Qualification Directive. Therefore, as both were rooted in EU law and not from different sources, and since that was the essential requirement for the activation of the equivalence principle, it could not be prayed in aid in the instant case. The court ruled that a number of issues had arisen in the instant proceedings that required a preliminary ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union under article 267 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Questions, once formulated, would accordingly be submitted (see [48] of the judgment). Raza Husain QC, Takis Tridimas and Nick Armstrong (instructed by Immigration Advisory Service) for the claimant; Tim Eicke QC and Alan Payne (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the secretary of state.center_img Asylum – Humanitarian protection grounds – Equivalency principlelast_img read more

‘Fast-track’ patent highway to China opens

first_imgA Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) allowing UK businesses to export to China more easily is being piloted from today.The pilot links the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills, and China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). It is intended to allow ‘innovative British businesses to obtain patent protection in China more quickly and cheaply’.The PPH allows applicants successful in obtaining a patent at one office to request accelerated processing of a corresponding application at the other.Minister for Intellectual Property, Lord Younger, said the PPH will reduce duplication and create a more ‘efficient and affordable system’ for businesses in the UK and China.‘This can only help to encourage growth and enable UK businesses to work more closely with one of our most important economic partners,’ he said. ‘UK exports to China are growing faster than our French and German competitors with exports almost doubling since 2009 – reaching more than £1bn per month.’The launch of the pilot programme follows the signing of a Joint Statement of Intent by the IPO and SIPO as part of the prime minister’s visit to China in December of last year.The UK-China PPH pilot starts on 1 July 2014 and will run until 30 June 2016.last_img read more

ECP braking to Richards Bay

first_imgPLANS have now been confirmed for the phased rollout of ECP braking on Spoornet’s Richards Bay heavy haul coal line. Described at the IHHA conference in Kiruna by Marshall Beck of New York Air Brake as ‘the first real fleet implementation’, the project requires 230 locos and 6 735 wagons to be fitted.Two complete trains, one equipped by NYAB and the other by Wabtec, are to be ready for operation by the end of 2007. After field trials, conversion of the rest of the fleet with the same ‘stand alone’ equipment is due to start in May 2008 with all vehicles fitted by June 2009.The combination of 10% higher speeds, a 70% reduction in stopping distances, a 6% cut in wheel temperatures and a 16% reduction in trip times means that ECP braking ‘really gets you to your business case’, according to Beck.A specific problem was the need to avoid fitting older locos used by small privately owned mines to haul feeder trains. NYAB has developed a Limited Brake Pipe Emulation device that allows the locos to haul trains of 25 to 50 wagons whose ECP equipment is reconfigured to act as if standard air brake equipment were being used.For trains up to 100 wagons a fleet of 10 transition vehicles will be built. These will replicate the ECP control equipment as fitted on a Spoornet loco with a control pack contained in a theftproof and waterproof container. Linked by wireless to a portable display device in the loco cab, the pack will output control commands and power the 230 V train line.From Ermelo the 200-wagon consists will be hauled to Richards Bay by an ECP-fitted Spoornet loco.last_img read more

Police investigating robbery at Sukie’s Gas Station

first_imgLocalNews Police investigating robbery at Sukie’s Gas Station by: – August 26, 2013 Tweet 20 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Police are investigating a report of a robbery at a gas station in Newtown.According to a report from police public relations officer, inspector John Carbon, about 9:30 am on August 26, 2013 a man wearing a motorcycle helmet entered the Sukie’s Petrol Station at Newtown to collect his change after purchasing an item. The attendant was robbed of money at gunpoint while at the cash register, and then made his escape on a scooter which was parked nearby. Thereafter, the police found the scooter and a helmet not far away from the petrol station. The police have requested the assistance of anyone with information regarding this crime or any other incident as the matter is under investigation.Persons with information should call the police HINT LINE at 1-800-4468 or CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-8477.The gas station is owned by businessman Hubert Winston.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

New 40 GHz Termination Family with Zero Outgassing Emissions

first_imgXMA Corporation has released a series of high frequency terminations that with zero outgassing features. This series of termination operates at frequencies up to 40 GHz. These terminations meet ASTM Method E 595 Total Mass Loss and Collected Volatile Condensable Material (CVCM) standards.Under a controlled temperature and humidity environment, the assemblies showed a CVCM value of 0.08%, far lower than the recommended screening CVCM standard of 0.10% by ASTM E 595. Such low TML and CVCM is rare in the RF industry. XMA is able to achieve such positive results by selecting key materials and setting manufacturing standards that closely align with their AS9100 Quality Standards.The applications using RF millimeter waves in the 40 GHz & 50 GHz frequency bands has been increasing, specifically in the space and science communities. The recent low CVCM success from XMA now makes them a manufacturing partner for companies that are looking to build products that surpass the ASTM standards, thereby, reducing risk in key applications.XMA Corporation is located in Manchester NH and hosting a direct alliance with XMA Asia located in Tianjin China, provides high quality precision parts for the communications, Aerospace, Medical, Automotive and Defense industry.last_img read more

Sports and Superstition

first_img NEOSI Staff Related Topics The Browns, the Cavaliers, the Barons, and the Indians were all seemingly “cursed” by some malevolent entity for more than five decades not to win any major championships. Then the “curse” was either lifted or broken (depending on who you ask) after the Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals in 2016. This is, of course, not the first – and not the last – case of the supernatural taking the blame for a series of lost games, seasons, and championships. Even though we think we live in an enlightened society, there are still enough cases when mystical forces and mysterious warlocks are being blamed for lack of success in the field.Pelé’s predictions – a jinx?Pelé, born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is perhaps the best-known soccer player in history – it would take far too long to enumerate all the accolades tied to his name over the years. He was so good that, at the 1966 World Cup, the Bulgarian team’s members deliberately and repeatedly fouled him only to keep him off the field, bad enough for him to vow never to play in a World Cup again. In one of the most stunning sports comeback stories in history, he returned for one final World Cup four years later, but that’s a story for another time.Pelé’s popularity paid off later in his career when he turned into a football analyst… and a jinx, as whenever he predicted that a team will fare well in a World Cup qualifier, the team suffered a humiliating loss. He did so with China in 2002, Spain in 1998, Colombia in 1994, and the list could go on and on. In his case, it seems, the “curse” works the other way around, too – in 2002, he predicted that Brazil will lose the World Cup. And it won.Pugilistic voodooFeuds are not a rarity in contact sports but they are usually resolved in the ring. Not in the case of the one between Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte. The two boxing heavyweights were engaged in a veritable war of words that degenerated into flying tables before the cameras and heated up their discussions on social media for a long while. At one point, ahead of their title match in December 2018, Whyte muttered something under his nose that was unintelligible for the cameras and most bystanders alike but not for retired professional boxer Johnny Nelson who claims that it was a “juju” curse.Whatever it was, it seems effective – Whyte knocked his opponent out in the 11th round of their bout at the O2 Arena in December.The “Drake curse”Canadian rapper Drake is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry – it seems, though, that he is also someone whose words can alter the outcome of sporting events, too. Apparently, whatever team or athlete he supports will go on a losing spree. It happened to the University of Kentucky Wildcats and the Toronto Raptors, he went to support his friend Conor McGregor ahead of UFC 229 that he lost, and when he attempted to break the curse himself this January, wearing a shirt with the logos of all four NBA teams in the finals, both matches went into overtime. British boxer Anthony Joshua made it his goal to break the curse this June in a fight against Jarrell Miller, posting a photo of him and Drake ahead of the bout. And guess what: the fight never took place, as Miller tested positive for a banned substance, so the fight never took place…last_img read more

Manila receives automated payment machine

first_imgSIGN UP TO DAILY NEWSLETTERCLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP The Manila City government received a free automated payment machine (APM) following the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) on Tuesday.The machine from Gracia Telecoms can be used to settle online payments and purchases, withdraw money, transfer money to other accounts, among others.Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said the APM will allow residents to tend to their financial responsibilities in a safe and convenient manner.The public is still discouraged to make face-to-face transactions as the country continues to fight the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19).Domagoso said he is eyeing to place the machine at KapeTolyo, the new coffee shop that the city government built near the Andres Bonifacio Monument in Ermita.The Manila mayor signed the MOA with Gracia Telecoms president and CEO Charisse Singson and LMP president Chavit Singson.last_img read more