US, Indonesian Navies Protect Sunken Gravesite

first_img Authorities View post tag: US View post tag: asia U.S. Navy underwater archeologists, in conjunction with Indonesian Navy divers, have assessed in an interim report that the wrecked vessel surveyed in the Java Sea in June is “consistent with the identification” of the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), and that divers documented conclusive evidence of a pattern of unauthorized disturbance of the gravesite. View post tag: Navy View post tag: protect View post tag: americas US, Indonesian Navies Protect Sunken Gravesite Share this article “We’re grateful for the support of our Indonesian partners in determining the condition of the USS Houston,” said Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. “In my discussions with our Indonesian navy partners, they share our sense of obligation to protect this and other gravesites.”“Surveying the site, of course, was only the first step in partnering to respect those Sailors who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the freedoms and security that we richly enjoy today,” he added.As part of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2014 exercise in June, U.S. Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) One Company 1-5, along with personnel from the Indonesian navy, surveyed the wreck during a joint training evolution. Over the course of 19 dive excursions, both ends of the wrecked vessel were marked with buoys and the exposed port side, as well as the deck, was documented using video recording.After analyzing all of the data, an assessment from the Naval History and Heritage Command concluded that all of the recorded data is consistent with the identification of the wrecked vessel as the former USS Houston.The site of the sunken ship, while a popular recreational dive site, is the final resting place of approximately 700 Sailors and Marines. The assessment noted signs that unknown persons removed hull rivets and a metal plate from the ship. U.S. and Indonesian representatives are currently coordinating to develop measures to prevent continued disturbance of the site.The assessment also said that “evidence suggests the unauthorized recovery of unexploded ordnance (UXO) from the vessel raising public safety and security concerns” and that there is “active seepage of oil from the hull.” Underwater archeologists are still working through data collected from the visit, and expect the final report to be completed later this fall.Houston, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” was sunk in combat during the World War II Battle of Sunda Strait in 1942. Capt. Albert H. Rooks, the ship’s commanding officer who was killed in action, posthumously received the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism, while USS Houston was awarded two battle stars, as well as the Presidential Unit Citation.[mappress]Press Release, August 19, 2014; Image: US Navycenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today US, Indonesian Navies Protect Sunken Gravesite View post tag: Navies View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Sunken August 19, 2014 View post tag: Gravesite View post tag: Indonesianlast_img read more

Igniting Business Through eCommerce

first_imgeCommerce sales continue to grow, generating over $300 billion in the U.S. alone. Yet, eCommerce still remains a small percent of overall retail sales at approximately 10%. Learn from those who have been successful in the online market. Build your strategy with a better understanding of consumer behavior and trends and learn how you can be successful selling your products or services online.Paul Saunders, President & Founder, was founded by Paul Saunders in 2009 and was recently named the fastest growing company in Indiana and the 15th fastest growing company in the nation, by Inc.magazine. Paul is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.Kent Zimmerman, VP of eCommerce, Shoe CarnivalKent has spent over 15-years in the eCommerce business, having built successful Direct-to-Consumer organizations in the manufacturing and retail space, and has advised several retailers in the Internet Retail Top-50 on their eCommerce Business, such as Walmart, Best Buy, Nike, Puma, Neiman Marcus, Chico’s FAS, Urban Outfitters, and Tommy Hilfiger.Richard Feinberg, Ph.D. Professor, Purdue University, Consumer Science  Richard Feinberg is a Consumer Psychologist, a professor in the Department of Consumer Sciences and Retailing, and is interim Head of the Department of Consumer Sciences at Purdue. He teaches courses in the consumer behavior, retailing, e-tailing, customer management and leadership.John Wechsler, Founder, Launch FishersJohn Wechsler is the founder of Launch Fishers, a 16,000 square foot launch pad for start-ups and high-potential enterprises. He is also the founder and CEO of SimCave, a first of its kind, digital gaming arena and the former partner of DevelperTown, helping entrepreneurs and enterprises design, develop, and launch new web and mobile products.Date: Apr 21, 2016 Time: 7:30-8:00 a.m. Registration 8:00-9:30 a.m. Presentation Cost: $25Location: Southwest Indiana Chamber 318 Main St. Suite 401 Evansville, IN 47708FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

News story: Special Recognition for Ministry of Defence Police Inspector Anne Turner

first_img Being the first female firearms instructor was a proud achievement for me, and let me show other females they too could push themselves into any career path they wished. When I was contacted by the BAWP to tell me of my award I was dumbfounded. I never think of myself as doing anything special, I just get on with a job I enjoy and help others where I can. When I heard the stories behind the others who had been nominated for awards I felt privileged to be considered in the same group, but I think all of us felt the same. We were just doing our job and if there is one thing that this award has taught me it is to do just that. Do what you can to support others whenever the chance arises because it’s amazing the difference it can make to everyone, as well as making you feel good about yourself. A normal day for Anne in the office.Anne was nominated for her dedication and commitment to MDP training (and in particular police firearms training) throughout her career, and more specifically for the work she has done to support female officers. Anne has always been viewed as a role model by her female colleagues in the MDP and says that: Inspector Anne Turner, a training manager in the Ministry of Defence Police (MDP) Operational Capability Centre in Scotland, was presented with a Special Recognition Award by the British Association for Women in Policing (BAWP) at their awards ceremony in June. There were 247 nominees for the awards from 34 forces.Sponsored by Deloitte, Anne’s award category was open to male and female nominees, either within policing or in partnership with the community who have made ‘a significant contribution to gender equality or service to females’.last_img read more

News story: Store First

first_img Store First Limited, company registration number 07463355 Store First Blackburn Limited, company registration number 07951785 Store First St Helens Limited, company registration number 09664578 SFM Services Limited, company registration number 07160642 The trial started on 15 April 2019 at the Manchester District Registry of the High Court and was presided over by HHJ Hodge QC. The Official Receiver has been appointed as liquidator.The petition to wind up Store First Midlands Ltd was dismissed, also by consent between the parties following Store First Midlands Ltd transferring a storage centre it owned in Nottingham to Store First St Helens Limited. Store First Midlands has undertaken to the Court to no longer sell or market store pods as an investment or otherwise.LiquidationThe Official Receiver was appointed as liquidator and has responsibility for dealing with the assets and liabilities of the four companies.On 11 December 2019, the Official Receiver completed the sale of the freehold, associated assets and goodwill of the 15 Storage centres located in Blackburn, Burnley, Rochdale, Barnsley, Liverpool, Ellesmere Port, Wakefield, Glasgow, Preston, Derby, Leeds, St Helens, Manchester, Northampton and Nottingham to Store First Freeholds Limited.On the same date the Official Receiver also completed the sale of the assets of SFM Services Limited to Pay Store Limited.The Purchasers have confirmed that they intend to continue renting the self-storage units to end users and that Pay Store will continue to manage the storage sites on a day to day basis using the name Store First.Queries regarding the day-to-day business at the 15 sites should be directed to Pay Store: [email protected] for investorsInvestors who have enquiries regarding the operation of the sites and their pods should contact Pay Store: [email protected] you completed a purchase of a storage pod prior to the Companies entering liquidation the sale of the sites will not affect the ownership of your pod.The Official Receiver and the Purchasers have agreed that the Purchasers will: Court outcomeOn 30 April 2019 the court made an order to wind-up four companies in the public interest by consent between those four companies and the Secretary of State. The companies wound-up in court: For a period of six months following the sale, attempt to complete purchases of storage pods which were not legally completed prior to the liquidation. Accept any requests from investors to surrender their pods. Store First Freeholds Limited will cover their own costs of the surrender, but the investor will not receive any payment. Exchange pods which are unusable for a pod of the same size and dimension, subject to availability. Assist investors with applying for Business Rates relief. Will not market or sell pods to third parties for investment purposes. Investors with enquiries regarding any of the agreements listed above should contact Pay Store: [email protected] Official Receiver is responsible for investigating the cause of the liquidation of the four companies, including any business dealings and affairs, and reporting on the conduct of the directors. If you have any information that may assist in these duties please send to [email protected] from the liquidatorThe Official Receiver is and remains the sole appointed liquidator of the companies by virtue of the court order dated 30 April 2019 and pursuant to s136(2) of the Insolvency Act 1986.Third Parties not connected to the Official Receiver continue to contact individual investors requesting upfront payments. These entities are not connected to the Official Receiver in his capacity as the Liquidator of the companies and they do not have the authority to act on the Official Receiver’s behalf.The Official Receiver accepts no responsibility for these third parties and for any individuals who enter into agreements with such third parties and any loss suffered as a consequence.Contacting the Official ReceiverAll enquiries relating to the Companies’ affairs should continue to be directed to:The Official Receiver, Public Interest Unit, 2nd Floor, 3 Piccadilly Place, London Road, Manchester, M1 3BN. Email: [email protected]last_img read more

Transparency data: NHS injury costs recovery scheme: April 2018 to March 2019

first_imgThe NHS Injury Costs Recovery (ICR) scheme aims to recover the cost of NHS treatment where personal injury compensation is paid, for example, after a road traffic accident. The Department of Health and Social Care publishes monthly updates on the amount of money recovered under the ICR scheme.The Compensation Recovery Unit recovers funds primarily from insurance companies and then pays them to the NHS hospital or ambulance trust that provided the treatment.last_img

YLAI Fellows start program at Notre Dame

first_imgNotre Dame welcomed 14 fellows Sept. 24 to the South Bend region as part of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program. During their four week-long stay, the fellows will create professional connections with each other and their respective host organizations and between their home countries by working with companies in the Michiana area and building entrepreneurial skills. YLAI is a program for entrepreneurs from the Americas funded by the U.S. Department of State. Notre Dame is just one of 20 other universities and cities given the opportunity to host 14 out of the nationwide group of 244 fellows through a grant from the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD). “They can interact with students, interact with faculty and learn more about American culture as well as their culture and business,” program coordinator for NDIGD Jennifer Krauser said. “The University is being portrayed as wanting to work with the community and develop business relationships with these organizations. The program has created a nice community partner within this area that we reach out to beyond this program.”The program was created on a federal level by the Obama administration as a unique outlet for diplomacy and to provide entrepreneurs from other countries an enriching experience both professionally and personally. The program is in its third year at Notre Dame, and thus far the fellows have engaged with 40 companies and organizations such as Goodwill, United Way, Martin’s, Meals on Wheels, South Bend Police Department and South Bend Civic Theater. Over 3,000 fellows applied to the national program this year through their respective embassies and 244 were chosen to participate.“They can take back what they learned to improve their own livelihoods,” Krauser said. “There’s a lot of talk within the University about educating the whole person and that speaks to the goals that the program has.”Communications specialist for NDIGD Luis Ruuska said he believes that one of major benefits of the program is that the fellows are able to learn from successes and failures of the entrepreneurs they are working for; as a result, the fellows learn how to expand their business models and accomplish their professional goals.“They can see the path that most established businesses have taken to get to that point,” Ruuska said. “That’s something they work on while they’re here. They work on a joint action plan with their host organizations with the idea that it will be established in the YLAI fellows’ organizations back home. Beyond hands-on work in the companies that the fellows are working for, YLAI has cultural enrichment and opportunities for fellows to participate in. At the opening reception for the 2018 YLAI professional fellows on Monday, the fellows had the chance to meet with the mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg, and interact with current faculty and students to kick start developing leadership skills. After spending four weeks at Notre Dame, fellows will unite with other fellows across the country in Washington, D.C. for the closing conference and networking event with public, private and nonprofit leaders in addition to government officials. Another crucial goal of the program is to increase collaboration between the fellows and their American counterparts and also with each other. Consequently, engagement with the local region increases and a global exchange of ideas ensues.“For the hosts, it’s an opportunity to get international perspectives and younger perspectives,” Ruuska said. “The YLAI fellows are a younger group, and that’s a huge benefit for the businesses.”YLAI fellow Matías Ballón is completing his fellowship at the DePaul Academy in hopes of incorporating the expertise he learns here into his nonprofit organization Proyecto Alto Perú he has been running for ten years.“I decided to participate in YLAI after my mentor told me that I should start participating in these kinds of awards, mainly because I’ve been working in the social sector for over ten years and it’s always good to be part of an international network and fellowship,” Ballón said. “We just started this week, but it’s been awesome. It’s really interesting to understand how things work here. I’m sure I will arrive [at home] motivated and with fresh ideas specially related to our methodology and how to improve it.”The first three years of the YLAI program at Notre Dame were spent under one grant. The University hopes to apply for another grant to continue hosting the program and the bolster the mutual benefits between the school, town and fellows. Ruuska emphasized that the effects of YLAI and other leadership initiatives NDIGD offers extend beyond just the fellows that come to South Bend back to their home communities and businesses. As a result, fellows have the resources to scale up their businesses and provide additional employment in their community.“These exchange programs have a ripple effect,” Ruuska said. “The amount of people that are going to be affected through these 14 people is exponentially larger. Long term, the goal of this program is that these fellows will become leaders in a grander sense in their countries and will help lead in a political and civic sense. They will rise up and become the next generation of people to lead their countries to prosperity.”The graduation ceremony and closing reception for the 2018 YLAI professional fellows will take place Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Forum in Jenkins Nanovic Halls.Tags: Mayor Pete Buttigieg, NDIGD, U.S. Department of state, YLAIlast_img read more

Unsolved Mysteries: 4 Crimes and Disapearances from Public Lands in the Southeast

first_imgUnsolved mysteries fascinate because of their mix of true crime and ambiguity, which creates endless opportunity for speculation and armchair sleuthing.Unsolved mysteries that occur on public wildlands carry an extra wrinkle, as they take place on lands where we play. It’s an eerie feeling to pass a spot that once was the site of a violent crime.Statistically, crime in public wildlands is relatively rare. Most crime there tends to be vandalism or illegal dumping. As is the case with crime generally, violent crime on public lands tends to be domestic, occurring between people who know each other.The chance of being assaulted in a national park is one in 1 million. According to the FBI Uniform Crime Report, the average chance of being assaulted in the country at large is 3,100 times higher.Still, attacks sometimes occur for no discernable reason. Federal agencies recommend using caution and common sense, especially if you are alone.At least three out of the four cases profiled here involve foul play, and investigators still are pursuing leads even decades later.Julianne Marie Williams and Laura “Lollie” WinansShenandoah National Park, 1996The murders of Julianne Marie Williams and Laura “Lollie” Winans 20 years ago in Shenandoah National Park remain unsolved today, though at one point federal officials thought they had their man.julianne-williamsWilliams and Winan, 20-something New Englanders arrived at the park on May 19 with plans to stay through Memorial Day weekend. They were noticed missing after failing to show up for work on May 28, and on June 1, the two were found at their secluded campsite, which faced the eastern face of Stony Man Mountain, with duct tape binding their wrists and covering their mouths. Both women were nude with their throats cut. Neither had evidently been sexually assaulted and the only items that seemed to be missing were Williams’ personal belongings, including a journal and her driver’s license. The case generated a huge amount of publicity and tips from the public, but no leads.laura-winansA year later, Darrell David Rice was arrested, convicted and sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for stalking and assaulting a woman bicycling on Skyline Drive. Federal officials identified him on cameras entering and leaving Shenandoah National Park around the time Williams and Winans were murdered. On the testimony of a fellow inmate who played in a prison band with Rice and said he’d spoken of killing a woman in the park, Rice was indicted in 2002.Federal prosecutors dropped all charges two years later, however, based on holes in their case. One potential witness, for example, said he and his wife had been camping in the park around the time of the killings. He noticed a creepy man staring at him across a clearing, and later chose a photo of Rice out of a line-up, but said he was only 65 to 70 percent sure of the identification. The camper’s wife said she’d heard screams the night before; she also said she had then astrally projected out of her body to explore the crime scene.The biggest blow was DNA testing from a male hair found on the duct tape used to bind the women. It did not match Rice. Still, U.S. Attorney Thomas Bondurant said he still considered Rice a suspect.This summer, the F.B.I. renewed calls for assistance in solving the murders of Williams and Winans. Rice was released from prison in 2007, then did two more stints for parole violations. In 2014, police in Durango, Colorado, asked for calm after reports that Rice had been spotted in the area sparked a flurry of social media activity and calls to area law enforcement agencies.Police Chief Jim Spratlen told the Durango Herald, “We have to just realize that he has the freedom to walk about the area. He has the freedom to get a job here, have a house and everything else…All I know is he’s not wanted, and we ain’t looking for him.”Meanwhile, back in Virginia, the deaths of Williams and Winans are considered an ongoing, active investigation, according to Dee Rybiski, public affairs and outreach specialist for the FBI’s Richmond division. Indeed, in early June the FBI marked the 20th anniversary by issuing a renewed call for tips about the killings.Anyone with information about Williams’ and Winans’ deaths should contact the F.B.I.’s Richmond office at 804-261-1044 or go to LillyAppalachian Trail, 2011Scott Lilly set out to hike the Appalachian Trail from Maryland to Georgia as a way to find himself, but his journey ended in northwest Amherst County, Virginia.Lilly’s last contact with the world had been at the end of July 2011, when he was climbing the Priest, a landmark mountain in Nelson County. In August, a group of weekend hikers discovered Lilly’s body in a shallow grave just off the trail near Cow Camp Gap, in the Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area of George Washington National Forest. His gear, including his shoes and backpack, was nowhere to be found.scott-lillyA medical examiner ruled that Lilly, who was from South Bend, Indiana, and used the trail name “Stonewall,” had died of “asphyxia by suffocation,” and ruled it a homicide. Family and friends said that Lilly, 30, was a Civil War enthusiast, thus his trail name’s reference to Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, and that he had set out on the trail as a journey of self-discovery.In the days following the discovery of his body, the FBI—investigating his death because it occurred on public lands—sought to contact a number of other hikers thought to have had contact with Lilly, including “Mr. Coffee”, “White Wolf”, “Papa Smurf”, “Combat Gizmo” and “Space Cadet.”True-crime and Appalachian Trail online forums buzzed with rumors and speculations about Lilly and the hikers identified by the FBI, but five years later, no arrests have been made.Anyone with information about Lilly’s death should contact the F.B.I.’s Richmond office at 804-261-1044 or go to Childs and David MetzlerCaldwell Fields, 2009Heidi Childs and David Metzler had spent four years together, but as rising college sophomores just a couple of days into the 2009 fall semester, they still had their whole lives ahead of them.On the evening of August 26, they got into Metzler’s 1992 Toyota Camry and drove out Craig Creek Road to talk and play guitar at Caldwell Fields, a recreation site in Jefferson National Forest. Ridges rise on each side to form a narrow valley around the site, which is home to three mowed fields, large shade trees and a stocked trout stream.childs-and-metzlerThe next morning, a man walking his dog down the road found their bodies—Metzler in the car and Childs outside. They had been shot with a .30-30 rifle sometime between 8:25 p.m. and 10 p.m., according to authorities. At a news conference soon after the bodies were found, the Montgomery County sheriff called the killings “brutal and ugly.”Since then, a coalition of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have investigated the case, offering a reward of $70,000 for information leading to an arrest. In 2012, officials released new information: That Childs’ purse, which included her cell phone and credit card, had been taken from the scene, and that investigators had recovered DNA evidence, which was tested against nearby residents.Seven years after the homicides, however, no arrest has been made. However, “this is not a cold case,” said Lt. Kenny Light in August. “This is still a very active investigation, to the point that when you called, I was writing up something on this case.”Montgomery County law enforcement officials request anyone with information about the crime to contact them. They’re looking for information on people or vehicles that may have been in the area that night.Contact Light at 540-382-6915, ext. 44422 or [email protected] MartinGreat Smoky Mountains National Park, 1969The sudden disappearance of 6-year-old Dennis Martin on June 14, 1969, sparked the largest search-and-rescue operation in the history of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The ultimate failure of that effort left a nearly 50-year-old mystery that still haunts many hikers and parents visiting the park today.Dennis was part of a multi-generational overnight hike into the Smokies that spent its first night in Russell Field before moving on to meet more family the next day at Spence Field. Around 3 p.m., Dennis and three of the other Martin children decided to set off into the woods but circle back around to surprise the grown-ups. Three of the kids went one way, and Dennis went another.dennis-martinThat was the last time Dennis was seen.When he didn’t show up with the others, the adults waited a few minutes before going to look for him. That evening, as darkness fell, a storm dumped more than 2 inches of rain on the Smokies, setting a wet weather pattern that continued into the following days as the search expanded. Over the next week, hundreds of people descended on the park to help in the effort, growing to a peak of 1,400 a week after Dennis had disappeared. The searchers included volunteers of all ages, law enforcement and public safety personnel, and even 60 Green Berets.But Dennis disappeared in rugged terrain, covered in rhododendron and mountain laurel, with roaring creeks obscuring sound, which hampered searchers’ efforts. Park officials later produced a report blaming the search’s failure in part on the fact that the arrival of volunteers outpaced the organization, resulting in confusion and the possibility that searchers had destroyed evidence that might have helped locate Dennis.What happened to Dennis? No one knows, although a range of anecdotes that emerged after the search offer a range of possibilities.A little more than 3 miles from Spence Field, some searchers found the footprint of a shoe that would have fit Dennis. However, it was initially dismissed as the footprint of a searcher and wasn’t pursued. Another man reported hearing screams and noticing a ragged man he initially mistook for a bear. Because this sighting occurred 9 miles from Spence Field, it too was initially dismissed. Finally, a ginseng hunter said he found the bones of a small child, but didn’t report them because he had been poaching the medicinal plant. When he finally did report the bones years later, they could not be found.Most people believe that Dennis either died on his own, was attacked by a predatory animal or was abducted by a person. Nearly 50 years later, no one knows for sure—and it’s increasingly unlikely that anyone ever will. Two hikers attacked on Appalachian Trail Saturday, one victim deadlast_img read more

Wolf Administration Announces New Funding for Student Workforce Training in Western Pennsylvania

first_imgWolf Administration Announces New Funding for Student Workforce Training in Western Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Education,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach,  Workforce Development Governor Tom Wolf announced that Holy Family Institute (HFI) Nazareth Prep High School in Allegheny County was approved for $200,000 in funding through Pennsylvania’s Training-to-Career program, a program that helps companies identify and train a skilled workforce through targeted programs and services.“HFI Nazareth Prep already offers an impressive curriculum introducing students to the manufacturing industry and this funding will help them expand on those efforts,” said Gov. Wolf. “Some students are ready to jump into a career right after graduation, and this collaborative effort with local manufacturing businesses will encourage them to explore their options, whether through postsecondary education or entering the workforce.”The funding will allow HFI Nazareth Prep to continue offering manufacturing career opportunities to students utilizing curriculum that combines project-based learning with an internship program that pairs students age 14 and older with local companies throughout all four years of high school.Last year, the school became the first western Pennsylvania high school to offer a certified pre-apprenticeship program, and in the 2018-19 school year more than 90 local businesses and organizations hosted HFI Nazareth Prep interns and pre-apprentices. This new funding will facilitate an expansion of the developing manufacturing internship and pre-apprenticeship programs for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.“The Pittsburgh region’s manufacturing industry has a rich history and offers a bright future for the young people of southwestern Pennsylvania. With this funding we will grow the number of manufacturing partners in our pre-apprenticeship and internship programs,” said Holy Family Institute and Nazareth Prep Executive Vice President and COO Michael Sexauer. “We listened to students and their families who want to explore options outside of college enrollment. Whether they are preparing to step right into a good-paying job or to better handle college-level work, this funding will support training and education to best prepare them for future opportunities.”Governor Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative was launched in October 2017, and since then has funded 35 projects and invested more than $9 million through the Training-to-Career program. Training-to-Career grants support projects that result in short-term work-readiness, job placement, or the advancement of manufacturing. The Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career program works collaboratively with local manufacturers to identify and teach missing essential skills for entry level applicants seeking manufacturing employment, engage youth or those with barriers to career opportunities in manufacturing, and or advance capacity for local or regional manufacturers.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to manufacturing, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.center_img December 18, 2019last_img read more

Solstad Farstad to equip entire fleet with Tero Marine management software

first_imgNorwegian software company Tero Marine has secured a contract for delivery of fleet management software to Norwegian shipping company Solstad Farstad.Tero Marine said on Friday that it was preparing to install its TM Master suite on 150 Solstad Farstad’s vessels.The two companies have already started a pilot project on a selected number of vessels. When this is completed, the plan is to start the roll-out of TM Master on the entire fleet.Solstad Farstad was created through the merger of Solstad Offshore, Farstad Shipping, Deep Sea Supply and REM Offshore.The merger left the company with four planned maintenance systems throughout the fleet, and Solstad Farstad now wants to create a streamlined operation consolidating these four systems into one system.Tor Inge Dale, COO of Solstad Farstad, said: “The TM software fits our specific workflow, with seamless information flow between the different work areas and locations. We are convinced that TM Master will play an important role in optimizing our operations.”Jarle Holmelid, CEO at Tero Marine, added: “It’s a great privilege for us to work with a company like Solstad Farstad. They have been very clear on how they want to integrate TM Master in their fleet operations, which provides us with exciting implementation and development challenges. For us, this is also an encouraging act of trust in a time where uncertainty characterizes parts of the shipping industry.”last_img read more

Flick extends Bayern stay until 2023

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Awoniyi joins Union Berlin on loan Liverpool reach agreement to sign Thiago from Bayern Bayern Munich have confirmed that Hansi Flick has signed a new contract lasting until 2023 after being appointed interim boss earlier in the season. Flick joined the Bayern backroom team in the summer of 2019, initially as assistant to Niko Kovac, who was fired in November after a poor start to the season. The 55-year-old’s arrival heralded a reversal in Bayern’s fortunes, with the Bavarians four points clear in the Bundesliga table as they chase an eighth straight title. And he has now been rewarded with a contract that will keep him at the Allianz Arena for another two seasons. Club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: “FC Bayern is very happy with Hansi Flick’s work. The team has developed very well under him and plays attractive football, which is also reflected in the results. We are the only German club that is still represented in all three competitions. “I also like the way he leads the team, his human qualities are convincing, his empathy speaks for him. FC Bayern trusts Hansi Flick and we are convinced that we will continue to achieve our goals with him in the future.” Flick himself added: “I look forward to tackling the upcoming tasks together with my coaching team and the team. The conversations with Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic were very good and characterized by great mutual trust. “Together we have defined the direction for the coming years. I am sure that we can achieve a lot together.” Prior to taking up his role at Bayern, Flick had worked with Germany boss Joachim Low between 2006 and 2014 and was part of the coaching set-up which was victorious in the 2014 World Cup.Tags: Allianz ArenaBundesligaFC BayernHansi FlickKarl-Heinz Rummeniggelast_img read more