Michelin Execs Apparently on Missing Flight

first_imgWith 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 Various news reports say that at least two ­ maybe three – Groupe Michelin executives were aboard an Air France flight that disappeared en route from Brazil to France early this morning.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Dow Jones reports that two executives – the head of Latin American operations and a computing manager for Brazil – were on the Air France Airbus A330 that disappeared over the Atlantic just hours after taking off from Rio de Janeiro. Meanwhile, AFP reported that a third Michelin executive from its corporate offices in France was also on the flight. Officials say that the flight apparently lost all electronics after hitting a sudden, unexpected storm, knocking out its communications and radar devices. Currently, search teams are scouring the Atlantic off the South American coast. (Courtesy of Tire Review),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 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. last_img read more

More Barents Sea work for EMGS

first_imgEMGS will carry out more electromagnetic data acquisition in the Barents Sea. Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received another signed contract from a repeat customer worth NOK 10 million (USD 1.7 million) for 3D EM data acquisition in the Barents Sea.To remind, the company signed a similar contract last week.The survey will be done in June, using the vessel BOA Thalassa.The seabed logging vessel, owned by Boa Offshore, is of the MT 6007 design, and is used to detect hydrocarbons beneath the seabed. The ship’s length overall is 80,35 m with a beam of 16,40m.[mappress]June 10, 2014last_img

Pasternack Introduces Waveguide Straights, Bends and Twists from 90 to 220 GHz

first_imgPasternack, has launched a new series of waveguide straight sections, bends, and twists that are commonly used in satellite communication, radar, and airport security system applications.The new waveguide transmission components feature high frequency ranges from 90 GHz to 220 GHz in 3 waveguide bands, with waveguide sizes including WR-8, WR-6, WR-5, and UG-387/U mod round cover style flanges. The waveguide straights are available in 1″, 3″, 6″, 9″ and 12″ lengths; the waveguide bends are available in 90° E-plane and 90° H-plane configurations; and the waveguide twists are available in 90°, 45° right-hand and 45° left-hand configurations. Additionally, all new high-frequency waveguide components feature a low VSWR performance of 1.15:1 typical.    The new products complement Pasternack’s growing portfolio of waveguide components, giving them even more options available for same-day shipping. Pasternack’s new high-frequency waveguide straights, bends, and twists are all in-stock and available for immediate shipment, with no minimum order required.Click here to learn more about Pasternack’s new series of waveguide straight sections, bends, and twists.last_img read more

Racing Point shows that even a small team can fight for…

first_img“I’m happy with Racing Point because we’ve heard over the years that smaller teams with smaller budgets can’t fight ahead,” said Wolff.“But someone with a vision and an idea of ​​where to set priorities could actually make the leap from the middle of the field between top teams.”“Racing Point is racing for the podium, if not for the victory. And that proves that with the right leadership, the right decision-making process, and the right funding, you can really accelerate the development curve, so you need to learn from that, and I’m glad to see them there. ”Racing Point is currently under investigation. The FIA ​​is checking whether the brake channels of this year’s car are not the same as those of last year’s Mercedes.Copying is legal, but the brake channels are part of an element that cannot be copied on the basis of photographs, and this year it is a component that each team must make itself. “I can’t judge because I can’t see under the body,” Wolff said. “I think everything on our part was in accordance with the rules.”“As far as I know, Racing Point was in close contact with the FIA ​​regarding the whole process (the FIA ​​did not check the brake channels, editor’s note). It looks like they redesigned our car, last year they bought parts from us that are not on the list of listed parts and they simply do a good job. ” “All the complaints we heard last year that smaller teams are never able to compete for pole positions and podiums and race victories turn out to be absurd.”“Racing Point is faster than us here in some corners. I have no doubt that Racing Point will be a tough nut to crack for us on some circuits. ”“Make the right decisions and deploy your resources where you think they are well deployed and I think you can have a fast car.”Wolff is also pleased that the current FIA investigation process is under way, as it will clarify the rules for the future.last_img read more

Chretien says rise of unspeakable Trump marks end of the American empire

first_imgOTTAWA – Jean Chretien says Donald Trump is “unspeakable” and his rise to the U.S. presidency heralds the decline of the American empire.Chretien unleashes that unflattering opinion of Trump in a new book of anecdotes from his 10 years as Canada’s prime minister.Although it’s entitled “My Stories, My Times,” Chretien, who retired from politics in 2003 after winning three majority mandates, does not shy away from opining on current events — most notably on Trump.In the preface, Chretien says writing the book over the past year helped him recover his serenity when he got “tired of observing the surrealist vagaries of President Trump and of listening to his nonsense.”“It’s been very sad to observe the monumental error our neighbours to the south made in November 2016,” he writes in a later chapter, in which he recounts happy times he and his wife, Aline, have spent with former U.S. president Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, who was defeated by Trump.“I fear that Hillary’s defeat, and the arrival of the fanatical Trump, mark the true end of the American Empire. You can understand why Aline and I are so happy to have the Clintons as friends, and almost as proud to be removed as far as possible from the unspeakable Donald Trump.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — aware that it doesn’t take much to set off the mercurial president, who is not above threatening to wreak economic “ruination” on Canada — has always been very guarded in speaking about Trump. But Chretien, now 84 and still active as a lawyer with Dentons, is not so constrained.In an interview about his new book, Chretien elaborated on his view that the American empire is on the decline.“You know, you see the emergence of the Chinese and the decline of America,” he told The Canadian Press.“When I’m travelling the world, I feel that their influence is going down very rapidly.”Chretien said the protectionist, America-first Trump administration is trying to break the international order “that has created prosperity around the world since the (1940s)” and is causing concern among traditional allies as the U.S. withdraws from the Iran denuclearization agreement, among other international pacts.“If you want to be in isolation, that’s fine. But you have less influence.”The rise and eventual fall of superpowers is natural and inevitable, Chretien added.“You know, empires disappear. A lot of people are nostalgic about the British empire. A lot of people in France still dream of Napoleon; he’s dead since a long time. Life is like that.”Chretien also weighed in on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump has renamed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The 14 months of tortuous negotiations and repeated threats by Trump to rip up NAFTA and impose ruinous auto tariffs on Canada turned out to be “a lot of talk for nothing,” he said.“He changed the name and not much else,” Chretien said, adding that the NAFTA partners made “a little bit of an adjustment but basically we still have a free trade agreement with them that will work about the same way that it was working before.”In the book, Chretien says last year’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., “exposed to us the true face of Donald Trump.”The rally was staged ostensibly to protest the removal of Confederate symbols but white nationalists and other far-right extremists chanted racist and anti-Semitic slogans and carried guns and Nazi symbols. Violent clashes with counter-protesters erupted, leaving one woman dead.Trump refused to explicitly denounce the white supremacists, choosing instead to condemn hatred and bigotry “on many sides” and claiming that there were “very fine people on both sides” of the clashes.While Chretien writes that no country is immune to “backsliding where social values are concerned” and Canada must remain vigilant, he said in the interview that Canada has avoided the kind of polarization plaguing the U.S. because “we have much better institutions.”For example, he pointed to the heavily politicized appointment process for judges in the U.S., where the recent confirmation of Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh became a circus amid accusations of sexual misconduct when he was a teenager. The judicial system in Canada has remained largely untouched by politicization.“I never knew if the chief justice voted for me and I never asked her,” Chretien said, referring Beverley McLachlin whom he named chief justice of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2000. She retired last December.last_img read more

US congressman issues dire warning to Canadas NAFTA team

first_imgWASHINGTON – Republicans in the U.S. Congress are ratcheting up the pressure on Canada to get a deal done on the North American Free Trade Agreement.In a statement released by the U.S. website Politico, House majority whip Steve Scalise delivers a stern warning about “growing frustration” in Congress with what he calls Canada’s “negotiating tactics.”Scalise, who represents the state of Louisiana, says the Canadian government does not appear to be either ready or willing to “make the concessions” necessary to reach what the statement describes as a fair and high-standard agreement.And he suggests that time is running out for Canada to join the agreement already reached in principle between the U.S. and Mexico.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, who is expected to resume talks with U.S. counterpart Robert Lighthizer on Wednesday, had not seen the statement when asked about it prior to question period.But she says Canada has been negotiating in good faith throughout the 13-month process and remains committed to nothing short of a deal that’s in the best interest of Canadians.last_img read more

South African finance minister resigns after graft testimony

first_imgJOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s finance minister resigned on Tuesday after acknowledging missteps during the scandal-tainted tenure of former president Jacob Zuma.The resignation of Nhlanhla Nene was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has pledged to clean up corruption and revive South Africa’s economy, which is in recession. The president appointed Tito Mboweni, former head of the South African Reserve Bank, as the new minister and told him to be ready for a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.Ramaphosa said he accepted a resignation letter from Nene in “the interests of good governance” and praised him, saying he quit to avoid creating distractions from the task of restoring trust in the South African government.The president said Nene had not been implicated in any wrongdoing, though opposition parties have called for an investigation of an investment by the state-run Public Investment Corporation that may have benefited Nene’s son, Siyabonga. Nene has denied that he acted inappropriately in that case.Last week, Nene told a corruption inquiry that he had visited the home of the Guptas, a business family linked to alleged graft under Zuma, and he later apologized for his “lapses.”The visits occurred when he was deputy finance minister and also finance minister before Zuma fired him from that post in 2015, according to Nene. He said the economy was discussed and that he was not asked to do anything to benefit the Gupta family.Nene said he believed he was fired because he refused to “toe the line” on projects, including a since-abandoned deal for nuclear energy, that may have benefited the Gupta family and other Zuma associates.Ramaphosa, a former deputy president, brought Nene back into the Cabinet after replacing Zuma, who resigned in February. Zuma, who was charged with corruption, and the Guptas have denied wrongdoing.___Follow Christopher Torchia on Twitter at www.twitter.com/torchiachrislast_img read more

Ministerial Association to host Mayors Prayer Breakfast in Fort St John next

first_imgIn addition to Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman, the breakfast invitees also include Zimmer, Peace River North MLA Dan Davies, and officials from the City, the Fire Department, and the local RCMP detachment. McGregor explained that this year, the committee wanted to focus the breakfast on honouring those from the Fort St. John area before possibly expanding to a regional event in the future.The Mayors Prayer Breakfast is taking place on Saturday, April 21st at the Northern Grand Hotel. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fort-st-john-mayors-prayer-breakfast-tickets-43218515744 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Officials with the Fort St. John Ministerial Association in Fort St. John, with the help of Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer, will be hosting a Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in the Energetic City next month.Andrew McGregor said the Prayer Breakfast used to held in Fort St. John up until 2013, when the event went on hiatus. He said that he wanted to host the event again this year to honour local elected officials, firefighters, police, and others that make such contributions to the community.McGregor said that the event’s committee, of which he is a member, asked MP Zimmer to help host the event, since he’s chaired the National Prayer Breakfast Committee for the past four years. This year, the breakfast will feature a performance from Manitoba-based band The Colour, whose music is described by McGregor as “a Christian version of One Direction.”last_img read more

‘Vote to drive Modi out of power’

first_imgChopra (North Dinajpur): With just hours to go before the polls, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee trained guns on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said if he is taking credit for the air strike, then he should also take responsibility for the killing of 40 jawans who lost their lives in a terror strike in Pulwama on February 14.Addressing an election rally in Chopra on Wednesday afternoon, Banerjee said: “This time it is a very important election. This election is to defeat the BJP. It is to drive out the BJP from power… This election is to make sure that Narendra Modi can never be the Prime Minister of the country again. We must ensure that they (BJP) never come back.” She further said it is most unfortunate that Modi is taking credit for the air strike. “It is a shame that Modi had asked the first-time voters in an election meeting to exercise their franchise in favour of BJP keeping in mind the action of the Indian Army. We are all proud of the Army and Modi is taking credit for their feats. He should then also take responsibility for the death of the jawans and will have to answer whose callousness had led to the unfortunate incident. The Centre had the information that there could be an attack but still no action was taken to save their lives,” she asked. She also alleged that all the institutions have lost their sanctity because of constant intervention from the saffron party. “The integrity and credibility of the agencies are being questioned because of BJP,” she maintained. Banerjee said BJP is trying to divide between the people of the Hills and plains. “When Darjeeling was burning, Modi did not come to solve the problem nor did the BJP MP was seen anywhere. They have now come to get votes and win the election.” The Chief Minister stated that in the past four-and-a-half-years, Modi had not done anything for India. “Note ban is a curse and has affected thousands of poor people. Many have lost their jobs. The unemployment is mounting and he had made a false promise that 2 crore people will get jobs per year. The economic condition of the country has turned from bad to worse. But he is unperturbed and busy in making foreign trips.” Banerjee urged people not to waste their votes by casting them in favour of BJP, CPI(M) or Congress. “Two Congress leaders, one in Berhampore and another in Jangipur are receiving support from the RSS. Congress gets support from BJP and CPI(M). A Congress worker attends his party meetings in the morning, CPI(M) in the afternoon and BJP in the evenings,” she alleged. The TMC supremo said Amar Singh Rai, the local candidate, is a son of the soil and will do all-round development in Darjeeling. Chopra falls under Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat where the election will be held on April 18.last_img read more

Cong will not cut into UP gathbandhan’s vote, will damage BJP: Priyanka Gandhi

first_imgSalon: The Congress is not at all cutting into votes of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh as the party has fielded candidates either with prospects of victory or having potential to damage BJP’s chances in the state, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Wednesday.Asked whether she was afraid of contesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi, Priyanka said she was not scared at all and that she joined politics “for good”. “If Priyanka Gandhi gets scared, she will sit at home and not do politics. I am in politics for good and will be there,” she said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh also hit out at the BJP for what she called its “obsession” with the Gandhi family when the focus should be on solving people’s problems. On the political landscape in Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka said, “We have carefully chosen candidates so that either Congress wins or they cut into BJP’s votes. Congress is not at all cutting into votes of the ‘UP gathbandhan’.” Priyanka was talking to the media during her campaign trail in Amethi where her brother Rahul Gandhi is seeking re-election. Asked whether Rahul Gandhi will become the prime minister, Priyanka said, “My brother will prove to be a good prime minister. Whether he will become the prime minister or not, the public has to decide.” The Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) forged an alliance months before the Lok Sabha polls, but kept out the Congress as there was no agreement on seat-sharing. According to political observers, the anti-BJP vote could get split between the Congress and the UP alliance, benefitting BJP.last_img read more