POV Video: Hit and Run While Road Biking

first_imgThese guys were lucky they weren’t killed. Accident happens around 2:30, then repeats in slow motion. From the rider’s info on YouTube:…I went to the police department and I reported the crime. I also gave the video to the police officer. It was possible to identify the number of the car on the video. The police have located the car and the owner. Now I’m waiting for the return of the police on the case.last_img

Governor Scott statement on the ongoing response to events in Charlottesville

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Today Governor Phil Scott made the following statement regarding the events in Charlottesville and the national response that followed.“This is a very concerning time for our nation, and many Vermonters have asked my thoughts about the events in Virginia, as well as the President’s response. Rather than issue another written statement(link is external), I wanted to take just a few minutes to respond personally.”“First, I’d like to offer my condolences to the families of Heather Heyer, the courageous young woman who lost her life, and Virginia Troopers Cullen and Bates who died in a helicopter crash while keeping watch on the rally.“Violence is never an acceptable outcome in the exercise of free speech. While it will be our justice system’s responsibility to hold people accountable, it’s up to all of us, as Americans, to make sure they have not died in vain.“Second, as the son of a disabled World War II veteran, who died when I was 11 from injuries sustained in the war, I am personally troubled by the President’s comments. There is no circumstance I can think of, where a president – or any elected official – should equate the hate speech of Nazi’s and white supremacists with the protests of Americans who confront them.“The way I see it hatred, racism and bigotry are like embers that, over time – with honest debate, leadership, and a firm commitment to our moral and democratic values – can be extinguished. That’s key to our ongoing work to ‘form a more perfect union,’ as the preamble to the Constitution says. When those embedded embers flare up – and let’s be honest, they still do, far too often – every elected leader, and indeed every American, has an obligation to stand up to bring people together around our core values and our belief that all people are created equal.“We must speak out against racism and fascism in any form, at any scale, any time they rear their ugly head.  And, like in World War II, when these ideologies were accepted and promoted by leaders in governments, it posed a clear threat to our democratic republic, and it was confronted.  “American Presidents should understand this fundamental fact. When an ember of hate starts to glow here in America, the President has an especially important role in making sure it is denied the fuel it needs to grow. A president’s response must douse the flame, not fan it. To do otherwise isn’t consistent with our values as a Nation.“In part that’s what’s so frustrating and disappointing about the last few days: It may not be intentional, but the President has fanned the flame and made it stronger. We don’t have to look any further than the praise his comments received from the former leader of the KKK to see just how polarizing this situation has become.“Most peace loving, law abiding Americans – left, right and center – want a president to unite us in defense of our American values and stand in opposition to hatred, racism and fascism of all types.“America has always been a beacon of hope. Let’s continue to blaze that trail and uphold our values. We cannot condone or justify hatred, racism, or bigotry. We must stand up against them. And this ‘brave little state’ will continue to show the courage to do so.”View the video statement at: https://www.facebook.com/GovPhilScott/videos/1497356010343528/(link is external). Source: Governor 8.17.2017last_img read more

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon mobile app

first_imgThe Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon and Best Buy Mobile, the mobile specialty retail unit of Best Buy, have launched a new mobile app that allows friends, family and spectators to track individual triathletes during the Sunday 25 September event. The app also provides event information related to parking, best locations to watch the race, course maps, competitor updates and results.The Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon app can be downloaded free for Android and iPhones at www.bestbuymobile.com/race.“Thanks to Best Buy Mobile, after downloading the app, spectators, family and friends can track their favourite competitor’s progress throughout the competition,” said Race Director Jack Caress. “Simply by touching the ‘Tracking’ icon and entering a bib number, you’ll be able to see the location of the triathlete as of the last timing mat they passed over and their time.”Race results including the splits and transition times of participants will be available at the touch of a button, powered by the ‘RR:360 results engine’ from RaceResults 360 LLC.The app will give competitors and spectators information on key locations, such as Friday and Saturday’s Thrive! Health & Fitness Expo; the Venice Beach swim start, Olympic Blvd., Transition 2, the Disney Concert Hall and the finish line and party at L.A. LIVE! Nokia Plaza. Competitors can also review the event updates that have been sent out, as well as refresh their memory on the available shuttle service servicing the point-to-point course.Those who don’t have a smartphone or wish to follow favourite competitors online from a computer, can log on at: http://bit.ly/rtB4LR.The Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon presented by Herbalife began in 2000 and has become the West Coast’s premier triathlon. Recognized as one of the top destination triathlons in the US, the event is the sixth of seven events in the Race to the Toyota Cup in the 2011 Life Time Triathlon Series.This year’s LA field, comprised of recreational, elite amateur and professional triathletes, is made up of competitors from 30 states, plus the District of Columbia, and 11 countries, and features a pro purse of US$40,000.www.LAtriathlon.com www.bestbuymobile.com Relatedlast_img read more

Fate leads Kortney Luedloff to Gophers rowing success

first_imgFate leads Kortney Luedloff to Gophers rowing successLuedloff ran cross country in high school, but found rowing in college.Easton Green, Daily File PhotoThe University of Minnesota rowing team practices on Tuesday, March 27 on the Mississippi River. Ellie MartinApril 12, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintDuring her sophomore year, Kortney Luedloff had no intention or commitment to become a prominent women’s rower for the University. Walking around on campus one day, Luedloff was looking for ways to get involved and to meet new people.Now a senior, Luedloff was recruited her sophomore year while she was walking down the street looking for student organizations to join. The freshman coach spotted Luedloff, due to the athletic build she had acquired in her years as a cross country runner. Rowing became exactly what she was searching for. The high school cross country runner had lettered three out of her four years while attending Waconia High school. She graduated as Valedictorian and embarked on her rowing career while attending the University of Minnesota.Throughout the captain’s rowing career at the University of Minnesota, Luedloff has claimed an Academic All-Big Ten Selection both sophomore and junior year as she heads into her senior year.“I’ve looked up to Kortney for a long time,” varsity rower Bee Lovick said. “Ever since she got to varsity her sophomore year, she has really been a leader by example. Watching her consistently push for more and push herself, she is constantly pushing her boundaries to be better.” During her sophomore year of rowing, Luedloff competed with the second varsity eight and earned a pair of first place and a second place finishes.  Luedloff continued to develop her rowing skills as she participated in the first varsity eight in all of the spring invitationals.  As one of the six seniors on the Gophers’ rowing team, Luedloff looks to leave an impact on not only the current women’s rowing team, but Minnesota’s entire program. Luedloff and her team have two more events in the 2017-2018 season.“What I have really worked on all year is setting up a team, a culture, a group that everyone is really excited to be a part of,” Luedloff said. “ I want them to see that it doesn’t come without hard work, but the sport and program rewards that hard work.”After the Wisconsin Double Duel was canceled last weekend, Minnesota was lucky enough to gain extra days of practice ahead of the tough matchup in the coming weekend. The Gophers will head south to Clemson, South Carolina this weekend to participate in their last regular invitational of the season. Last year, Minnesota ended with an 18th place finish out of 21 teams, landing 36 points at the invitational.“It’s definitely going to be tough. It’s going to be a mix of super fast crews, with a bunch of crews on the bubble of the NCAA’s,” head coach Wendy Davis said. “It will be a nice way to see how we stack up three weeks before the championships.”The Gophers will travel to Indianapolis in May to improve after last year’s Big Ten Championship. Minnesota landed a seventh place finish out of eight teams, claiming 54 points compared to first place Ohio State’s 180 points.last_img read more

Pep Boys Announces Management Appointments

first_img Print In this article: 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 PHILADELPHIA — Pep Boys Chairman and CEO announced today that in response to weak sales performance in the company’s service center operations it is placing two of its most experienced executives in this area. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Mark Page, previously senior vice president, service operations has been named senior vice president, parts and tires. He will report to Hal Smith, executive vice president, merchandising and marketing. In this new role, Page assumes responsibility for inventory selection, purchasing and vendor relationships for these product categories. In addition, Joe Cirelli has been promoted to senior vice president, service, and will report to Mark Bacon, senior vice president, operations. Cirelli’s previous experience includes oversight of several different areas of operations including as vice president, operations administration; vice president, customer satisfaction; and, most recently, as vice president, development. In commenting on the management changes, Stevenson said, “Service center operations represents our greatest priority to improve Pep Boys’ overall performance. I am confident that these skilled executives will bring a sharper focus to these areas of the business.” For more information about Pep Boys, go to: www.pepboys.com. _______________________________________ Click Advertisement Up Next:CSK Auto Appoints New General Counsel 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.  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. Don’t Miss:Klein Appointed Vice President/General Manager Accuride Aluminum Wheels,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

Business Intelligence Insight: Europe Industrial Gas Conference

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Plug Power strides into a hydrogen-fuelled future

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German shipyard claims a first with jack-up vessel for offshore wind installations

first_imgThe order, signed yesterday in Hamburg, comes from Dutch-based marine contractor Van Oord, which works on dredging, offshore and marine engineering projects worldwide, and includes an option for a second ship of the same type. No details of the purchase price were released. The Sietas jack-up vessel will offer a loading capacity of up to 6,500 tdw and can work safely in depths of up to 45m. The ship, 139m long and 38m wide, will have a 5.7m draught and will be capable of travelling at a speed of 12 knots. It will be equipped with an offshore crane with an outreach of 30m, capable of lifting 900 tonnes and of operating at a height of up to approximately 120m above water level. Sietas said the time from development to delivery to Van Oord in September 2012 would be just 21 months. The construction phase was scheduled to last one year, the company said. “We are delighted to have won this order, as it provides us with an entry point into the growth market that is the offshore wind industry. Naturally, it also gives us great pride to have beaten off tough competition from the Netherlands, China and the United Arab Emirates,” said Rüdiger Fuchs, CEO of the Sietas Group. Sietas said its bid, including the ship and crane, plus development and construction, represented an attractive turnkey solution from a single source. The new-build order was an important step on the path to putting the Sietas shipyard back onto a firm business footing, the company said.last_img read more

‘Borderline’ civil cases no longer eligible for legal aid

first_imgLegal aid will no longer be made available for cases with poor or borderline prospects of success that may have received funding, the government has said.The Legal Aid Agency has changed its approach to assessing merits after the Court of Appeal ruled last month that the agency’s exceptional case funding scheme and merits regulations were lawful.Under the current merits criteria, most cases need to pass a ‘prospects of success test’ before legal aid can be made available.The prospects of success test is met in cases with ‘poor’ prospects or ‘borderline’ cases where funding is necessary to prevent a breach of a client’s rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, or any rights of a client to the provision of civil legal aid or services that are enforceable under EU law.Legal aid can also be granted where the director of legal aid casework considers it appropriate to find that the test is met having regard to any risk of a breach.The agency said yesterday that the Court of Appeal found that it was lawful for the prospects of success test to have a 50% threshold and that this did not breach a client’s rights.‘As a result, we are now no longer funding any applications for civil legal aid that are subject to a prospects of success test where the prospects are assessed as poor or borderline,’ it added.A spokesperson for the agency told the Gazette that it will only fund cases which are at or above the 50% threshold in any case where the legal aid regulations require the prospects of success test to be met.The agency has also reinstated delegated functions to allow providers to refuse legal aid in cases they assess as having poor or borderline prospects.‘This allows immigration providers to refuse applications for controlled legal representation in these matters without having to revert to us first,’ the agency said.The Law Society said the change could mean that fewer people are entitled to legal aid. ’We are therefore disappointed that the Ministry of Justice decided to announce this significant change so soon after the referendum, and without consultation,’ a spokesperson for the Society said.’The court may still be considering this issue following the Court of Appeal judgment in The Director of Legal Aid Casework and Lord Chancellor v IS and, as such, if the Supreme Court changes the rules, decisions on eligibility for legal aid could turn out to be unlawful.’Although the Court of Appeal ruled in the lord chancellor’s favour, several observations were made about the government’s exceptional case funding scheme.The agency said that the Ministry of Justice was considering what steps to take following the court’s findings. Information on any further changes would be provided ’in due course’.last_img read more