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Fernand Weiland Receives Prestigious Distinguished Service Award from APRA

first_imgCHANTILLY, Va. – Fernand Weiland has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA).   APRA President Bill Gager presented the award to Weiland on April 24 during the 2012 APRA European Remanufacturing Symposium in Krakow, Poland.   Weiland was recognized for distinguished service for his 25 years of dedication to the entire remanufacturing industry. Among his many contributions, Weiland is best known for organizing and building the APRA European Division, the Electronics & Mechatronics Division both in Europe and APRA’s International Association, as well as educational work in China to help organize and build a China remanufacturing industry for that country’s future benefit so they may remanufacture products for their own consumers. Weiland also wrote a book on remanufacturing automotive mechatronics and electronics in 2010.                           AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,AAPEX’s annual in-person gathering has gone virtual in 2020. While some mourn the disruption to the industry, Vic Tarasik from Shop Owner Coach says there is real value to be captured from the virtual gathering. Together with ShopOwner editor Doug Kaufman, Vic provides a to-do list for making the most of the technical training sessions and product introductions scheduled for Nov. 3rd-5th. Go to aapexshow.com for more information.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

WWPC members join forces

first_imgThe project involved the transportation of five tanks, the largest measuring 5.2 m in height and 5.15 m in width, using two of Holleman’s lowbed trailers.The overland transport required route surveys, the removal of street furniture and the crossing of railways. A police escort accompanied the convoy along the route.According to the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), of which both Holleman and LS International Cargo are members, the second leg of the transport was along inland waterways in Russia. www.holleman.bgwww.ls-cargo.comwww.wwpc.eu.comlast_img

Inter-city EMU procurement approved

first_imgDENMARK: Proposals to order a fleet of 150 electric multiple-units have been approved by the Danish parliament, Transport Minister Ole Birk Olesen announced on February 1. These would replace DSB’s troubled AnsaldoBreda IC4 DMUs which are all due to be phased out from 2024 and the older ABB-built IC3 units which are to be retired by 2027.Total cost of the new trains is provisionally put at DKr11bn, while the whole package including new maintenance facilities would bring the overall budget to between DKr17bn and DKr22bn.The EMUs are intended to operate inter-city trains across the country’s principal main lines following the expansion of 25 kV 50 Hz electrification under the Togfonden DK programme. Contractors Per Aarsleff and Siemens have already completed electrification of the line to Esbjerg, with Fredericia – Aalborg and Roskilde – Kalundborg now underway. The ‘Future Trains’ are to be procured under a framework contract to be awarded at the end of 2019, with DSB committing to buy at least 90 trains. The first batch would be suitable for 200 km/h operation, while later versions may be procured for 250 km/h operation on upgraded routes. These will support a proposed long-term timetable recast which envisages a standard 1 h journey time between Denmark’s major city pairs.According to Olesen, the plan envisages the procurement of trains that have already been proven in elsewhere in Europe, in order to avoid any repetition of the problems with the bespoke IC4s. The invitation to tender will include a Full Service Agreement under which the manufacturer would be responsible for all maintenance. The minister said experience elsewhere had shown this offers ‘some very big gains’ in speeding up commissioning and ‘getting the trains running properly’, as well as improved reliability overall.However, DSB’s Managing Director Flemming Jensen warned that the full outsourcing of maintenance ‘will work if the supplier is doing well but could cause a significant risk if the manufacturer does not do well in the maintenance area’. DSB was concerned that there had been ‘no significant experience with this model in connection with major train purchases elsewhere in Europe’. Reworking the tender documents to reflect the ‘new policy decision’ would add between four and six months to the tendering timescale, he expected.The government announced last year that it intended to establish an independent state-owned rolling stock company to manage the procurement of around 200 new trains. However, the minister told local media on February 1 that this did not necessarily indicate that DSB would not be responsible for operating inter-city services in future.last_img read more

Arrow Video FrightFest Glasgow 2020: Zombie For Sale review

first_imgA medical taste for a new diabetes medication goes wrong and triggers a zombie outbreak in a small rural community. The Park family are surprised when a young man (Ga-ram Jung) happens upon their property and bites the widowed patriarch Man-duk (In-hwan Park). The family fear their father is going to be turned into a zombie but the bite actually restores his youth and energy. Nicknaming the young man Jong-bi, the family decide to profit from him but their money-making scheme doesn’t quite go according to plan.The zombie genre is one that is completely and utterly swamped right now. In the aftermath of the hey-day of The Walking Dead, you don’t have to look far to find another zombie film or TV series. That being said, Lee Min-jae’s Zombie For Sale is at least trying to do something different and relishes in playing against the well-established rules of the zombie genre. Tackling the film and its subject matter with a sense of humour, Lee Min-jae has crafted an entertaining and pretty funny film.Credit: Arrow FilmsIt’s fairly obvious that things are going to take a turn for the worse and the film attempts to lull you into a false sense of security before that happens. It doesn’t wholly succeed in doing that but it does have a lot of fun getting you to the inevitable ‘things go bad’ twist. Jong-bi is surrounded by the quirky Park family, and the daughter Hye-gul (Soo-kyung Lee) starts to fall in love with him, even though their relationship really isn’t viable.While I’ll definitely give Zombie for Sale a thumbs up for trying something different, it does unfortunately drag things out for too long. Running at almost two hours in length, the film would have benefitted from some editing to bring it down to the 90-minute mark. Getting to the twist takes much longer than it should have done and once it arrives, the feeling of inevitably somewhat hampers its impact.Credit: Arrow FilmsZombie for Sale is a solid and entertaining film that tries to do something with a very tired and oft-treaded genre. There’s definitely plenty to enjoy here but you may find yourself starting to tune out before the credits role. The film clearly draws inspiration from some of the greatest zombie films ever made and it’s clear that the cast had a blast making it. Zombie fans will lap it up but if you’re a bit worn out by the genre, it might not hit all the marks you’re hoping for.Cast: Jae-yeong Jeong, Ga-ram Jung, Nam-gil Kim, Soo-kyung Lee, Ji-won Uhm Director: Lee Min-jae Certificate: 18 Duration: 112 mins Released by: Arrow Filmslast_img read more

10 Fantasy Tips to Help You Win Your Fantasy Football League in 2016 (11-20)

first_img Brandon Urasek Our fantasy countdown to the Hall of Fame Game continues again today. Here are the next ten tips to help you win your fantasy league.11.) Stay Up To Date With Preseason CutsThe earlier your draft is the more risk is involved. Cuts happen all the time in the preseason, some are surprising and some aren’t. A lot of veterans get cut for less expensive younger players with less wear and tear and more room to grow. Perhaps kickers tend to be the most cuttable position as they battle throughout the preseason and the new XP rule makes it more important to have a better one. Drafting a player who is cut or likely to be cut can have a huge negative impact on your team. It’s equal to a forfeited pick because you are stuck dropping the player in whatever round you picked them in to choose from whatever is left on waivers. Don’t make a mistake and take a player not with a team or just recently got cut. The app you use may not have updated where they are and the responsibility is on you for knowing that. Don’t hurt yourself before the season begins.12.) Pay Attention To Injuries and SuspensionsIn addition to cuts, injuries and suspensions should impact your draft. Players likely to miss time due to injuries or suspensions should drop on your board some because you won’t have them for the full time. Backups also benefit from this. My example was DeAngelo Williams last year. With the Le’Veon Bell suspension, Williams was ranked a lot higher on my board than a lot of the experts. The reason was simple. When I’m stuck picking between a lot of backup RB’s, if I know he is going to start two games he has more value than someone who is not going to start. Though it just might be two games, when the picking is slim does it matter that much? People who drafted him and kept him for that reason were extremely fortunate. In the late rounds you’re looking for a diamond in the rough. Getting more playing time even if it’s just for a few weeks can earn that player more reps if he performs well. Those opportunities should never be taken lightly and those are players that can really benefit you in the season if you can find them in the draft. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsFantasy Football While a pharmacy major at Toledo by day, Brandon Urasek is now making his mark in the journalism scene specializing in fantasy football and all things Cleveland sports. A five time fantasy football league champ and two time runner-up in ten tries, Brandon strives to help people with their lineups each week in both personal and weekly fantasy leagues in addition to covering the other various Cleveland teams. Follow Brandon on twitter @burasek10last_img read more

Spring Break, City improvements top topics

first_img Share By KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSThe South Padre Island City Council revisited the topics of Spring Break advertising and GUlf Boulevard improvements during its regular meeting Wednesday, Aug. 3.Conventions and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB) Director Keith Arnold brought forward a marketing contingency request that was approved by the Council for FY 2015-2016 utilizing $248,580.08 of an unencumbered balance of $400,000.00 for Spring Break non-Texas Week targeted advertising, airport and airline advertising in Dallas and Houston, and for Trip Advisor Premium Destination Sponsorship. Mayor Patel recommended that additional funds be added to the request to include advertising in San Antonio and Austin. The Council also approved Arnold’s proposal of a CVB staff incentive plan utilizing 10 percent of the year over year increase in Hotel Occupancy Tax to provide “equitable and pay for performance based payouts.” The plan calls for eligible CVB staff and management to be paid no later than the first payroll in December.Interim City Manager Darla Jones provided an update to the Council on current City projects. Revisions to Gulf Boulevard Phase IV project including the use of concrete instead of asphalt were being considered in order to shave about 30 days from the expected June completion date. The City is also currently awaiting reimbursement from the Texas General Land Office of approximately $150,000 related to the Gulf Boulevard Phase III project. On a separate agenda item, the Council granted Jones the authority to approve change orders up to $50,000 for the Gulf Boulevard Phase IV project.Later in the meeting, Jones brought a recommendation to the Council related to the abandonment of a portion of West Whiting Street. Council approved that Skipjack Properties, L.L.C, owners of the property on either side, pay for the appraisal of the property and $1,000 in administrative fees to the City to assist in offsetting administrative and legal costs.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedSPI council selects Soto as new city secretary, makes changes to Padre Blvd median projectBy Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS      The SPI City Council held its regular meeting Wednesday, February 19, to discuss items of business including naming a new city secretary and amending the landscaping plans currently underway on the Island’s medians.      After an impressive 35-year career as city secretary, Susan Manning…February 21, 2020In “News”CVB seeks new directorBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The SPI Convention and Visitors Advisory Board (CVA) met last week for their regular monthly meeting. The Convention Centre renovation is nearly 60 percent complete, but currently, staff is without a director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). With stringent requirements, the…May 1, 2015In “News”Board presents function overviewBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 22, 2015 Since the addition of new Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Director Rachel Flores along with new Director of Sales Denise Arnold last June, the CVB has made significant strides. The Convention and Visitors Advisory Board (CVA) welcomed new members at…January 23, 2015In “News”last_img read more

Cavaliers assign Isaiah Thomas to Canton Charge to practice

first_img Related TopicsCanton ChargeCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersIsaiah ThomasLebron JamesNBANBA G LeagueTyronn Lue CLEVELAND– Isaiah Thomas is nearing a return to the court.The Cavaliers announced via press release that Thomas has been assigned to the Canton Charge. According to the release, Thomas’ assignment is for him to “officially participate in the Charge full-team practice, slated for today.”The practice will occur at the Cavs’ practice facility in Independence. Last week, head coach Tyronn Lue said that Thomas would likely get in some practice time with the G-League affiliate, but he was unsure if that meant Charge players coming to the Cavs’ facility, or Thomas going to Canton.On Wednesday, Thomas told Tom Withers of the Associated Press that he could play as early as next week, and that he expected to play five-on-five in the coming days.“When that time comes to where I’ll be out there, I’m sure everybody is going to know and I’ll be out there playing the way I’ve always played,” Thomas said as he hosted a children’s holiday party  Wednesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “I’m just trying to get as close as 100 percent as possible and to be out there to be special. Not just to be out there and be another body. However long that takes — it might be next week, it might be a week after that. We don’t know and we’re really not trying to put a date on it because it just depends on how my recovery is.“I’m ramping up my workouts, but at the same time it’s how I feel the next day, and it’s getting lighter and lighter, which is a good sign.”Thomas was part of the trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics. He has not played since the 2016-17 Eastern Conference Finals due to a torn labrum in his hip. Last season, Thomas averaged 28.9 points, 5.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game.“His attitude is getting worse and worse because he’s getting closer and closer,” LeBron James said with a chuckle when asked about Thomas. “When you get closer and closer to something you love and you want, your attitude actually gets worse.”Without Thomas, however, the Cavs offense has been flourishing. They currently boast a 111.7 offensive rating, good for third best in the league. When Thomas comes back, the Cavs will have plenty to figure out when it comes to how he fits into the offense and what wider adjustments will need to be made. James said that as players they have not had that conversation yet, and stressed that it is up to that coaches.“Whenever he’s ready to go we’ll be ready,” James said. ‘But he’s never had a timetable here. When he’s ready to go and the training staff gives him the OK and the docs give him the OK, it will be an exciting time for our team.” Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42center_img Ashley Bastocklast_img read more

Kei Nishikori withdraws from season-opening Brisbane International

first_imgKei Nishikori, who has been sidelined since August with a wrist injury, has withdrawn from the 2018 ATP World Tour season opener where he had hoped to make his comeback, tournament organizers said Friday.Brisbane International said on its official Twitter account that Nishikori will miss the event at Queensland Tennis Center, which starts on New Year’s Eve, adding a message from the tennis star whose season was cut short after he tore a tendon in his right wrist. KEYWORDS “I am so disappointed to miss Brisbane this year,” Nishikori was quoted as saying.“For years it’s been my first tournament of the season and I always feel so at home there. I really look forward to coming back to Brisbane in the future.”Nishikori reached fourth in the men’s singles world rankings in March but missed the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam of the season, and fell to 22nd in November. He finished the season without a title for the first time in six years. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Kei Nishikori, U.S. Open, Brisbane International, 2018 ATP World Tour center_img Kei Nishikori | KYODO RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

19-Year Old Nikiski Resident Arrested In Hit And Run Involving Stolen Vehicle

first_imgFurther investigation revealed the theft of the stolen vehicle was caught on video and Taylor was seen on the video. Taylor was placed under arrest for Vehicle Theft 1, Criminal Mischief 3, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of a Damage Collision, and Misconduct Involving Weapons 5. There were no injuries in the crash and the GMC pickup was disabled. The white SUV was located approximately a mile from the scene of the crash disabled and unoccupied. Taylor was transported to the Seward City Jail. Inside the jail Taylor was found in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. The white SUV was found to be stolen out of Anchorage. At approximately 9:50am troopers contacted a male walking down the Seward Highway near milepost 39. The male was identified as Job Taylor, 19 of Nikiski. Taylor had a handgun on his person and failed to inform the trooper. Taylor was detained while the investigation continued. Story as aired: Upon arrival, Troopers determined a gray GMC pickup was struck and damaged by a white SUV which left the scene of the crash. Taylor was additionally charged with Promoting Contraband 1 and Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance 4. Taylor was remanded to the Seward City Jail. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享On Friday, October 13, at 7:42am, Alaska State Troopers responded to milepost 42 of the Seward Highway for the report of a vehicle crash.last_img read more

Five players who should make a big impact on the USC football team

first_imgUSC linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams (4)USC linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams (4) USC wide receiver Deebo Samuel (1)USC wide receiver Deebo Samuel (1) USC offensive lineman Brandon Shell (71)USC offensive lineman Brandon Shell (71) Interactive graphic Making an impact for USC in 2015COLUMBIA – After three consecutive 11-win seasons, the University of South Carolina football team took a step back in 2014.The Gamecocks had to win three of their last four games, including a come-from-behind win over Florida on the road and a season-ending Independence Bowl victory over Miami, to post a 7-6 record.That kept Steve Spurrier’s streak of never having a losing season since taking over as the Gamecocks’ coach in 2005 intact.For that string to continue and the team to return to the upper echelon of the Southeastern Conference, several things will have to go USC’s way in 2015.Several players who have flown under the radar will have to play bigger roles this season.Here is a list of five athletes who must make big contributions for the team to improve: Jerell Adams, TE After entering USC as one of the most highly regarded high school tight ends in the country, Adams played well enough to earn a berth on the Southeastern Conference coaches’ all-freshman team.He has played second fiddle to Rory Anderson for most of his career with the Gamecocks. He was most productive in the second half of his junior season, however, during which he caught 13 passes and scored a touchdown.With Anderson on the San Francisco 49ers’ preseason roster, Adams will have to step up his performance: He is the only tight end on the roster with substantial experience. Brandon Shell, RT Greatness has been predicted for Shell since he signed with the Gamecocks five years ago out of Goose Creek High School.The 6-foot-6, 327-pounder leads the team with 36 career starts, including 35 straight.The nephew of NFL Hall of Famer Art Shell, Brandon Shell has been a constant on a talented offensive line. With guard A.J. Cann and tackle Cory Robinson now competing on NFL rosters, he must also become a leader on a relatively inexperienced front. Deebo Samuel, WR Samuel caught the Gamecocks’ attention as he came on strong during his senior season at Chapman High School. He then stood out immediately after getting on campus.But, with several veterans returning at wide receiver, the USC coaching staff redshirted all the freshmen in 2014.This fall, Samuel gets his chance. Considered a player with game-breaking moves and speed, Samuel must become more consistent at catching the football.With most opponents will be intent on stopping All-SEC selection Pharoh Cooper, the player Spurrier recently likened to Bruce Ellington should become the team’s second passing option. Jordan Diggs, DB Diggs, a junior, has spent most of his USC career playing the hybrid linebacker/defensive back position of spur.While he could continue in that capacity in the new 4-3 scheme that will be employed by USC co-defensive coordinator Jon Hoke, Diggs appears destined to receive a lot of time at safety.Diggs impressed Hoke in the secondary during spring practice. Safety was one of many defensive weaknesses a year ago, and Diggs could provide more toughness there. Bryson Allen-Williams, LB One of the Gamecocks most talented newcomers in 2014, Allen-Williams was forced to play out of position for most of the season.Because of the team’s lack of a pass rush, Allen-Williams was moved to defensive end. Spurrier even called him the team’s best pass rusher at one point last year.Allen-Williams moves back to being a full-time linebacker in Hoke’s 4-3 scheme. While Skai Moore and Jonathan Walton are slated to be the starters, Allen-Williams brings a toughness and tackling ability to the position that was a lacking a year ago.That alone means he will get significant time playing both beside and in place of one of the starters this season.center_img USC defensive back Jordan Diggs (42)USC defensive back Jordan Diggs (42) USC tight end Jerell Adams (89)USC tight end Jerell Adams (89)last_img read more