AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “This is the first year we’ve presented this award, and I can’t think of anyone more deserving than RockAuto,” said Kruss. “Their year-over-year sales of Auto 7 parts increased an impressive 55 percent.” MIRAMAR, Fla. – Steven Kruss, president of Auto 7 Inc., a supplier of Korean-made, OEM quality automotive parts to distributors across North America, announced that Madison, Wis.-based RockAuto was named the company’s 2014 Internet Retailer of the Year. The award was presented July 9 to RockAuto President Jim Taylor along with Product Manager Ben Sobczak and Supply Chain Manager David Williams. Founded in 1999, RockAuto ships thousands of auto parts from more than 200 manufacturers to customers on every continent except Antarctica. RockAuto’s Jim Taylor said the company was honored to be recognized by Auto 7, a company that he says shares their focus on offering customers the best products, prices and service. “In terms of the depth and breadth of coverage for Kia, Hyundai and Daewoo vehicles, there is no other aftermarket part provider that comes close to Auto 7,” said Taylor. “Their products fit perfectly with our goal of providing all the parts your car will ever need, and they’re constantly acting on our input to find new ways to enhance their already excellent service.” Auto 7, located in Miramar, Fla., is part of an international company that has been in business for more than 60 years. It supplies a wide array of Korean-made, OEM quality automotive parts that are ISO-14000, QS-9000 or ISO/TS-16949 certified, and many of which are not typically available in the traditional aftermarket supply chain.
The results of a survey aimed at gauging Hampton Bays residents’ opinions about the safety and quality of their drinking water are in, and they have provided more questions than clear answers.According to the 1117 residents who responded to the mail survey, 583, or 47.8 percent, said they were satisfied with the way the Hampton Bays Water District is managed, while the other half indicated they were not satisfied or not sure. Nearly 45 percent of respondents said they thought it was safe to drink the water in Hampton Bays, while 54.6 percent said they purchased bottled water, and nearly 31 percent said they have water filtration systems in their homes.“If you group the ‘no’s’ with the unsures, that’s more than half, which is an interesting number,” Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said. “More than half are buying water, choosing not to drink the water. We’re trying to see whether it rises to a public vote.”When complaints were raised about the quality of Hampton Bays’ drinking water, the town board began exploring whether residents would be better served if the district were merged with the Suffolk County Water Authority. After an online survey and public meetings to discuss the pros and cons of a merger, the town board decided to conduct a mail survey, which it believed would put a sharper point on the opinions and help it determine whether or not to hold a public vote.To the question of whether the town should have the Suffolk County Water Authority take over the management of the district, 339, or 30.4 percent of respondents answered yes; 452, or 40.6 percent, said no; and 323, or 28.9 percent, were unsure. Schneiderman said not every resident answered every question. And while it’s possible more survey results could come in, he said it was unlikely they would change the final results.When asked what their greatest concern was, those who took the survey said water quality was at the top of the list, while reliability of the Hampton Bays Water District and cost came in behind that. More than half said they were dissatisfied with the water provided, with 36.5 percent saying they were strongly and 16.2 percent saying they were somewhat dissatisfied. Another 18 percent were in the middle, 10.4 percent were somewhat, and 18.88 percent were extremely satisfied.“You might like management and feel that they’re responsive, but still not satisfied with the product, so that’s an interesting one,” Schneiderman said.In response to a question asking what they thought would happen to the cost of drinking water if the Suffolk County Water Authority assumes management, 58.71 percent of the people felt the cost would rise and a small percentage said they thought it would go down.“Here’s the one thing that we know, which is very different than what the public understands at this point, is with the water authority taking over all the capital expenses of the district, they’d be shared with their over one million customers,” Schneiderman said. “We need to resurface tanks, we need to put in iron filtration systems. There’s a bunch of things that are sort of immediate. If you want to compare apples to apples, and we don’t go with Suffolk County Water Authority and bring the infrastructure up to proper standards, the price for water in Hampton Bays would be more. That’s something we’re going to have to make sure people understand.”He said it can be argued that people may be willing to pay more to keep their water service local, but for him, what it comes down to at the end of the day is ensuring enough of the public feels safe and confident in their drinking water.“It’s getting harder and harder on a small scale to come up with the funds necessary to ensure the highest standard of drinking water,” Schneiderman said. “That’s why I think you see these consolidations happening all over the place. Suffolk County Water Authority has a higher level of expertise, has a lab, but this idea of keeping it local, it’s ‘our’ water, there’s validity to that.” Before it can go to a referendum, the town would have to determine who would be eligible to vote. In the meantime, Schneiderman said the board is concentrating on getting information about the pros and cons of a merger to email@example.com Share
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RenewableUK has welcomed two key announcements in the wave energy sector which will help to spur growth and maintain the UK’s global lead in this innovative and dynamic field.The Edinburgh-based company Aquamarine Power has secured full consent to build the largest commercial wave energy array in the world.The 40-megawatt wave farm, off the north-west coast of the Isle of Lewis and Harris in Scotland, will consist of between 40 and 50 Oyster devices, with the capacity to power nearly 30,000 homes.The announcement was made by the Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing at the All Energy conference in Aberdeen.RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery, said:“This is a big step forward for the marine energy sector in the UK and especially in the Scottish Islands, which has a first-rate marine energy resource. Just last week we were told by a Government report that more needed to be done to reap the benefits that could be generated by marine energy projects in the Scottish Islands. Today’s announcement shows the interest industry has in the area, and we hope Government and industry can work together to overcome challenges and take forward renewables in the Islands”RenewableUK has also welcomed Mr Ewing’s announcement that funding from the Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund (MRCF) will now be used to provide dedicated support for the wave energy sector.RenewableUK’s Wave and Tidal Development Manager David Krohn said:“The Scottish Government’s announcement provides a substantial boost for the wave energy sector, in which the UK leads the world. This specifically-targeted funding will help to accelerate growth and generate further private investment in a technology which has enormous potential, as 50% of the total European wave energy resource is in UK and Irish waters. By kickstarting a further expansion of the wave sector, we can ensure that costs come down as quickly as possible, so that we can capitalise on our global pre-eminence. The wave energy industry is aiming to move from full-scale demonstration devices to the first arrays, so this funding will help to set us firmly on the road towards commercial viability”.[mappress]Press release, May 24, 2013; Image: Aquamarine Power
Wintershall Norge AS, operator of production licence 511, is about to complete drilling of wildcat well 6406/6-3. The well was drilled about 25 kilometres south of the Tyrihans field and about 15 kilometres northeast of the 6406/9-1 Linnorm discovery.The primary and secondary exploration targets for the well were to prove petroleum in Middle to Lower Jurassic reservoir rocks (the Ile, Tofte and Tilje formations). It encountered the Ile, Tofte and Tilje formations with better reservoir rocks and reservoir quality than expected, but the formations are water-bearing.Gas was also encountered in a 14-metre gross column in the Garn formation in Middle Jurassic. Preliminary calculation of the size of the discovery is between 0.55 and 0.62 billion Sm3 of recoverable gas. The size of the discovery is not commercially interesting at this time.The well was not formation tested, but data acquisition and sampling were carried out.6406/6-3 is the first exploration well in production licence 511. The licence was awarded in APA 2008.The well was drilled to a vertical depth of 4395 metres below the sea surface, and was terminated in the Åre formation in the Lower Jurassic.Water depth at the site is 243 metres. The well will be permanently plugged and abandoned.6406/6-3 was drilled by the Transocean Arctic drilling facility, which will proceed to production licence 492 in the Barents Sea to drill wildcat well 7120/1-3, where Lundin Norway AS is the operator.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, June 21, 2013; Image: npd.no
The Filmmaker: Andre GoodluckHometown: Miami, FLProfession/Specialization: filmmaker, graphic designerFrom hanging out with world class athletes one day, to behind the scenes investigations next, there’s no telling what new adventures the day will bring for filmmaker and graphic artist, Andre Goodluck. As owner of media production outfit Spot on Media Miami, Goodluck has become the go-to guy for video production in Miami.A life behind the lens was a natural fit for Goodluck, who as pre-teen joined his father in filming weddings for their family and friends. His early talent led him to a scholarship at the Art Institute, and a managerial position at a local graphic design firm. But Goodluck soon got the itch to return to his first love, eventually striking out on his own.Though born in Miami, Goodluck spent his early years in Georgetown, Guyana, and attributes his drive to his family’s determination. “In America people are drunk with the idea of opportunity,” says Goodluck. “But in the Caribbean it’s sink or swim. You have to figure out a way to stay afloat. Seeing the situations my parents went through, I knew if they could do it limited resources, there’s no reason I can’t do in a country with some many opportunities.”And Goodluck has been hard at work, collecting a reputation among Miami’s production industry. So far, his most memorable project was a VICE TV investigation into the controversial staging of a boat show in Key Biscayne, which was causing severe traffic and endangering local marine life. “It was real covert ops filming,” recalls Goodluck. “The law firm manages to use the film and build their case against the city of Miami.”Personal success aside, Goodluck has his eyes set on future, hoping to create a stronger creative community in Miami by creating a collective of industry talents, challenging other in competitions.“In Miami people don’t really work together,” says Goodluck. “I want to create a network of people interested in always trying to do better.”
NOTES #ARGOS#Print Friendly Version SCOUTING AUM* Conference newcomers Auburn Montgomery have made a pretty strong first impression on the GSC, with a 5-7 league record. Those five wins include home victories over West Alabama and Alabama Huntsville, and the team battled Mississippi College to a 2-3 loss on the road.* Ruby Mendez has proven to be a major threat for the Warhawks. The sophomore from San Jose, California, has scored 12 goals in 14 games and has added 5 assists. She also enters the weekend on a bit of a hot streak, with five goals and two helpers in her last three matches, including one of each at Mississippi College last weekend.* AUM, despite being picked to finish 12th in the GSC, returns 65 percent of its shots and 75 percent of its goals scored, from a team that went 8-7-1 in 2016. The Warhawks may have been better than their record indicated, as the team was just 3-5 in one-goal games last season.* UWF and AUM faced off last year and the Argos took a 2-0 win, while taking 15 shots and allowing just 2. That is the only time that UWF and AUM have matched up in women’s soccer. PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida women’s soccer team will conclude its regular season with a Thursday match at Spring Hill and a home contest against Gulf South Conference newcomer Auburn Montgomery on Saturday. The Thursday game will begin at 3:30 at Library Field on the campus of Spring Hill College in Mobile, and West Florida will honor seniors Kaljit Atwal, Georgia Bailey, and Katelyn Burkhart with a Senior Day celebration on Saturday prior to the 3 pm kickoff. SCOUTING SPRING HILL* The Badgers enter the weekend with a 1-16 record but have been playing their best soccer in the last week. After a tough 0-4 loss against Mississippi College at home, the Badger women battled both Shorter and North Alabama through overtime on the road, ultimately falling 0-1 in each contest.* Spring Hill has struggled in finding the net, but Gabrielle Burmaster has been a threat throughout the year, with a team-high four goals. She has notably scored against Lee, which ranks second in the Gulf South Conference in goals against average, and against Florida Southern, which has the second-best GAA in the Sunshine State Conference. Saturday will also mark Argie’s Kids Club Day and the annual Fight Cancer Game for the women’s team. Saturday vs. Auburn MontgomerySTATS | VIDEO OUR SENIORS* A forward from Birmingham, England, Kaljit Atwal has totaled 25 points in her two years at West Florida. Those come from six goals and 13 assists across 39 games played with the blue and green. Atwal earned GSC Player of the Week honors just two weeks ago, after scoring twice and tallying three assists over a five-game, three-day stretch for the Argonauts against Montevallo, West Georgia and North Alabama.* Georgia Bailey has been a major contributor on UWF’s back line over the last four years, starting 48 matches and playing in 63, while scoring five goals and adding three assists as a defender. She has set career highs in goals and assists this year with two each, and she added one of both against North Alabama. Bailey is a three-time member of the GSC Fall Academic Honor Roll and has come up with game-tying and game-winning goals in the postseason in the last two seasons.* At a university that has featured some of the best goalkeepers in GSC history, Katelyn Burkhart stands out. Her 35 career wins and 16 career shutouts each rank fifth in UWF history, and her junior campaign in 2016 will go down as one of the best in GSC lore. The Pace, Florida, native earned 18 wins in goal for UWF and posted a .407 goals against average — a mark that ranks second in UWF history, while recording 8 shutouts. Thursday at Spring HillSTATS THE REGIONAL RANKINGS* UWF jumped up to No. 3 in the South Region rankings on Wednesday, after being ranked No. 5 in the initial regional rankings last week.* Nova Southeastern led the rankings for the second consecutive week and Mississippi College came in at No. 2. Lee, North Alabama, Barry, Florida Southern and Tampa each followed West Florida. The top six teams in the regional rankings at the end of the season advance to the NCAA Tournament, where the 1 and 2 seeds in each of the country’s eight regions serve as a host for the first two rounds.
(Stuff.co.nz) Awak kabin pria memang tak pernah menggunakan riasan atau make up dalam pekerjaannya dalam penerbangan. Namun bagaimana bila hal tersebut dilakukan para pramugari yang akan melayani penumpang tetapi tidak memakai make up sama sekali?Baca juga: Aturan dan Etika Tata Rias Awak Kabin Masih Mengacu Ke Standar Era 60-anKabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman fastcompany.com (4/3/2019), baru-baru ini Virgin Atlantic telah memutuskan untuk membuat beberapa perubahan dalam kebijakan penataan dan perawatan yang memungkinkan lebih banyak pilihan bagi para pramugarinya. Seorang perwakilan untuk Virgin Atlantic mengatakan, pramugari tak lagi diharuskan memakai riasan saat bekerja. “Dalam perubahan signifikan untuk industri penerbangan, awak kabin perempuan kami tidak lagi diharuskan memakai riasan apa pun, jika mereka memilihnya,” ujar juru bicara itu.Tetapi Virgin Atlantic tetap memperbolehkan pramugari mereka bila tetap menggunakan lipstik, bedak dan riasan lainnya yang ditetapkan oleh maskapai dalam panduannya. Bila dikatakan, menggunakan riasan sudah terlampau lama dengan kemudian mengaplikasikan semuanya di wajah. Hal itu bisa memakan waktu dan uang lebih banyak dibandingkan awak kabin pria.Tak hanya itu, dengan sebuah riasan dalam panduan yang seharusnya, bisa membuat pramugari menjadi incaran yang potensial dalam pelecahan di kabin.“Kami telah mendengarkan pandangan orang-orang dan sebagai hasilnya telah mengumumkan beberapa perubahan pada kebijakan gaya dan penampilan pada awak pesawat,” ujar Mark Anderson, Wakil pPresiden Eksekutif Layanan Pelanggan Virgin Atlantic.“Tidak hanya pedoman baru ini menawarkan tingkat kenyamanan, mereka juga memberi tim kami lebih banyak pilihan tentang bagaimana mereka ingin mengekspresikan diri di tempat kerja. Membantu orang menjadi diri sendiri adalah inti dari keinginan kami untuk membentuk karakrer perusahaan ini.”Tak hanya memperbolehkan pramugarinya tanpa riasan, Virgin Atlantic juga mengonfirmasi bahwa celana panjang bisa digunakan sebagai opsi seragam standar saat bergabung dengan kru. Celana panjang selalu bisa digunakan pramugari daripada menawarkannya hanya atas permintaan.Baca juga: Kerap Alami Pelecehan, Cathay Pacific Bakal Ganti Seragam Awak KabinSebelumnya, lipstik merah, maskara hitam atau coklat, eye shadow dalam nuansa netral, coklat dan abu-abu wajib digunakan sebagai pedoman tata rias. Untuk diketahui, kebijakan riasan wajah baru akan berlaku sekarang, dan celana panjang akan diberikan kepada semua anggota kru mulai bulan Juli mendatang.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related
Ever since John Dorsey was announced as the new GM of the Cleveland Browns, the notion of trading for Alex Smith to become the next QB for the franchise has continued to gain steam. I am one of the few that are against that notion. Sure there are a ton of reasons why this makes sense. Cleveland started the 2017 season with a roster of QBs that have never won a game in the NFL and also finished that way. There was no veteran QB to teach the younger talent on the team how to win, improve, be a leader, etc. Kizer even said the poisonous Kenny Britt was a leader in the locker room. Yikes. Having that guy that has been around a while and knows how to win can do wonders for a young QB. It also does not force the team to start a young QB when they are not ready. Meanwhile they can ride the veteran for as long as they want until the coach decides to make a change in handing the reigns over to the next generation. Dorsey also has familiarity with Alex Smith after trading for him while he was the GM in Kansas City. Certainly he knows a lot more about Smith than most of the other personnel in the NFL so if he was his guy once before he certainly could be now. So why do all of these ideas that seem to align to make sense mean it is the wrong idea for Cleveland? Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Related TopicsAlex SmithBrownsChiefs 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 @burasek10 Brandon Urasek
The 35-year-old Takeba has been third in the World Cup rankings once and fourth twice. She finished 16th in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Japanese sharpshooter Taeko Takeba won the women’s trap shoot at the World Cup Final meet in Doha, Qatar on Sunday, Japanese shooting officials reported Monday.Takeba of the Ehime shooting association, qualified for the competition in fourth place and edged world record holder Elena Tkatch of Russia in the final to become the first Japanese shooter to win in the World Cup final.