People / Peter Waller named new chief financial officer at CEVA Logistics

first_img CEVA Logistics today announced the appointment of Peter Waller (pictured) as its new chief financial officer, with immediate effect.Mr Waller succeeds Arjan Kaaks, who has left CEVA to pursue new opportunities.With experience of the travel, logistics, business services and internet/e-commerce industries, Mr Waller has previously been group chief financial officer at Eurofins Scientific and spent over eight years with travel group Thomas Cook in London and Frankfurt, where he held roles including chief financial officer of its online division, as well as investor relations director and group financial controller for its German airline subsidiary Condor.He has spent the past few years working as a management consultant, and was most recently a director at Alix Partners in Munich.CEVA chief executive Xavier Urbain said: “We are delighted that Peter is joining CEVA. His strong commercial and strategic financial expertise and leadership skills make him an excellent fit. He will be a real asset in allowing us to reach our next level of performance.” By Gavin van Marle 24/10/2016last_img read more

U.S. Army recruiter accused of raping Florida teen; deputies say there could be more victims

first_imgPort Charlotte man arrested for sexual activity with a minor June 4, 2021 Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS 13 people arrested on drug trafficking charges in Florida June 4, 2021 Two men arrested for stealing construction equipment form site in Estero June 17, 2021 Shooting investigation unfolds at Sarasota shopping center June 7, 2021 Advertisementcenter_img AdvertisementTags: crimeSarasota County Sheriff’s Office AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementDeputies said they believe there may be more victims. The sheriff’s office has not released the name of the victim’s school in an effort to protect her identity. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900. SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – A U.S. Army recruiter from Bradenton is accused of raping a 17-year-old girl, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office. In late August of 2020, 33-year-old Lloyd Duyan, who was a school Army recruiter, reportedly assaulted the teen while they were off-campus. The investigation began in December after the victim told a friend. The friend then reported the rape to school resource officer, according to deputies. Duyan admitted to having sex with the victim when deputies interviewed him. He was arrested Monday and is facing a sexual battery charge. Detectives also identified a 15-year-old student who Duyan allegedly molested at his Bradenton home. last_img read more

FGCU professor studies health effects of algal blooms

first_imgFORT MYERS, Fla. – Dr. Barry Rosen, a Florida Gulf Coast University professor, is on a mission to learn more about algal bloom impacts on human health.The professor has created a new way to study the toxic water. Inside his lab, he teamed up with Dr. Osman Karatum. The two created a chamber that can create a controlled natural environment. They’re using samples from Lake Okeechobee from last week. They have a tank of air that mimics wind inside. They can control how strong the air blows inside. That can potentially send toxic particles into the air. Dr. Rosen wants to know if it’s similar to red tide, which can be toxic once it’s an aerosol. Recent satellite images of Lake O algal blooms may be deceiving May 27, 2021 AdvertisementOn the other end of the chamber is an artificial lung. The researchers can study that and determine the impact algae has on our breathing. It could prove how long we can be around a bloom before it’s harmful to our lungs. They’ve been working on this new study for a couple of weeks now. They’re hoping to get some more critical info in the next few months.  RELATEDTOPICS Water experts worry blue-green algae and red tide could create ‘perfect storm’ May 18, 2021 Advertisement Blue-green algal blooms found sitting in Caloosahatchee May 21, 2021center_img AdvertisementTags: algal bloom AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement Algae covers water from Lake Okechobee to Fort Myers May 13, 2021last_img read more

Laois-Offaly Green Party General Election candidate set to officially launch campaign

first_img Pippa Hackett Green Party Senator Pippa Hackett will launch her General Election campaign for Laois-Offaly in the Tullamore Court Hotel this evening, Monday, December 16, from 7.30pm.“I’m looking forward to hosting this event, not only to launch my General Election campaign, but to thank my local election campaign team, and my fellow Green Party members and supporters for their help and encouragement this year.Pippa Hackett, who lives in Geashill, was elected to Offaly County Council last May in the Edenderry District but has since been elected to the Senate after she replaced her party colleague Grace O’Sullivan who has become an MEP.A General Election is expected in the first six months of 2020.“Anyone interested in meeting other green-minded people is welcome to come along,” she says of this evening’s launch.“The ecological crisis is here, and it is affecting the people of Laois and Offaly in a very direct way. We are affected by issues such as flooding, and extreme weather events such as storms.“We have seen species loss and biodiversity breakdown, job losses in Bord Na Mona and ESB, struggling family farms, and communities divided over renewable energy projects.“How we adapt and mitigate climate change and biodiversity loss affects us all. And that is why it is so important to have a green voice for Laois-Offaly.“The people in this constituency need representation in a way they never have had before. The ‘business as usual’ approach is no longer an option.“We need representatives who are not caught up in ‘parish-pump’ politics, but who see the bigger picture, and want the best for Laois and Offaly, and our country as a whole.“We have the opportunity to be leaders, not followers, and I want to lead that charge.“The Green Wave is here, and the time is right for a Green TD from this constituency in Dáil Éireann.”SEE ALSO – Minister Flanagan furious at St Mary’s sports hall debacle Twitter Pinterest Previous articleSeven Talking Points as the Laois hurlers start Walsh Cup with a winNext articlePeavoy Financial Planning: Year end focus for company directors LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Laois-Offaly Green Party General Election candidate set to officially launch campaign Home News Laois-Offaly Green Party General Election candidate set to officially launch campaign NewsPolitics 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin TAGS2020 General ElectionGreen PartyPippa Hackett Pinterest Facebook Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Twitter WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 16th December 2019 GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Trilogy Triathlon all set to go the extra mile for great cause and calling on others to join them

first_img Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home News Community Trilogy Triathlon all set to go the extra mile for great cause… NewsCommunity WhatsApp Trilogy Triathlon Club in Portlaoise, working in conjunction with Pop Up Races and Eventmaster, are all set to host a virtual 100km in June.The club are raising funds for Family Carers Ireland and the Le Chéile ASD classes (Autism Unit) at Portlaoise Educate Together N.S.The virtual event begins next week so they are encouraging people to register over the next few days to take part.Although registration remains open for for the next few weeks, giving yourself as much time as possible to complete the 100km in the month of June is more favourable.The 100km can be done as an individual, with friends or a family unit, making it easier to reach your target by June 30.There is also a limited stock of Trilogy’s specially commissioned ’We Care’ t-shirts for the event available online through the Pop Up Races platform.Once June begins, Pop Up Races will send you a link to track your progress with a virtual map.A spokesperson explained how it all works and why they are donating funds to Family Carers Ireland and the Le Chéile ASD classes (Autism Unit) at Portlaoise Educate Together N.S.They said: “You will begin your 100km at the Family Carers head office in the Phoenix Park, where you will take in a scenic route to Portlaoise. Your virtual 100km finish line is at Portlaoise Educate Together N.S. on the Summerhill Road.“You can complete your 100km in one day or thirty days it’s totally up to you. Share your journey with friends! If you are and a friend are out for a walk, their km’s count too, so be sure to add them into your km bank.“The club want to acknowledge the hard work family carers have provided to loved ones and family members during the pandemic.“The club are grateful for the enormous contribution family carers give to our society. Family Carers tag line is simply ‘No one should have to care alone’.“Our understanding is during the toughest times during the pandemic this wasn’t always the case. Now, is their time to shine! Now let us thank this incredible group of people and let them know, WE CARE!”Le Chéile ASD classes – Portlaoise Educate Together N.S. Portlaoise E.T.N.S were the first school in Portlaoise to open ASD classes in 2013. The official opening of their purpose built Le Chéile extension took place in 2018.This consists of two classrooms, individual work stations, group work areas, in addition to a multi-sensory room and a soft-play area. These areas need to be continuously resourced to ensure that the 12 children and 6 staff can utilise these facilities to their full potential.Essential equipment including furniture, safety padding, multi-sensory equipment and physical education resources are currently required.Trilogy will also host a ‘We Care’ weekend on the 26th/27th June. On this weekend Trilogy’s cycling coach Michael Scully will cycle 200km in one day, his aim to complete the journey in six hours. PRO Pam Grogan will run her We Care 100km in two days. Running 50km per day.The staff in Portlaoise Educate Together will also get involved in the We Care weekend. Members of staff will run 10km’s over the weekend in order to raise much needed funds for the school.Pam said: “There will be a great buzz in the town the last weekend of June.“We are basing ourselves at the Bog Road pub carpark in Fairgreen and we will have donation buckets for those passing by.“We are still optimistic about reaching our fundraising target. Some local businesses have offered sponsorship and donations which is truly heartwarming, considering the hardship small businesses had to endure, during the pandemic.”Want to sign up to the 100km in June? Go to and search for We Care Campaign. Alternatively you can donate directly to the event. Please go to and hit the donate button on the website.SEE ALSO – Brian Shaves For Shine – Laois man to sheer locks in aid of mental health charity Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months By Alan Hartnett – 28th May 2021 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date TAGSFamily CarersPortlaoise Educate TogetherTrilogy Triathlon Club Council Twitter Pinterest Facebook Electric Picnic Facebook Previous articleBrian Shaves For Shine – Laois man to shear locks in aid of mental health charityNext articleFive Laois women selected on Ireland U-20 basketball squad for European Challenge Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. 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Power plant to follow dysfunctional prototype

first_img Power plant to follow dysfunctional prototype North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has ordered alegion of soldiers from the Korean People’s Army to join in on construction topush forward work on a gargantuan power plant in Yangkang Province. Known asthe ‘Mt. Baekdu Songun Youth Power Plant,’ the project has already led toscores of fatalities among workers, but the leader has seemingly orderedsoldiers on site to speed up progress, Daily NK has learned. “Recently, a total of 40,000 to 50,000soldiers have been put on this project,” a source in Yangkang Province toldDaily NK on June 5th. “This reflects Kim Jong Un’s desire to finish the constructionwithout question by the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’Party.” However, many of the soldiers have nodirect role working on the plant itself–over half of them have been taskedwith flattening areas in the surrounding mountains. Post-razing, this spacewill serve as the venue for a “massive publicity event,” according to thesource. Both the mobilization of these soldiers andtheir roles on the project were verified by another independent source withinYangkang Province. The hydroelectric power plant starts fromthe upper tributary of Seodusu in Baekam County, Yangkang Province, andconstruction for the three-dam hydropower plant first began in January 2002. Upuntil now, the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League held the reins inconstruction work. Initially, the project was expected to taketen years, but 13 years later, not even one of the three dams have seen fullcompletion, according to the source. After seeing no progress on the project, Kim Jong Un called on the military to take charge of the project–a move the source described as “primitive,” pushing “droves of people to prod along massive state projects.” “Orders to flatten the mountains around thearea show his underlying intentions to use it as a large event on the Party’sFounding Day,” the source speculated. “Just like his father (Kim Jong Il), whodeclared he would open the doors to build a strong and prosperous state in 2012along with the construction of Huichon Power Station, he wants to use the Mt.Baekdu power plant as his legacy.” If the power plant ever sees completion,however, the source speculated that unstable ground will bring on a barrage ofoperational issues. By the source’s assertion, Kim Jong Un’s strategy tosolidify his image as a leader with a firm grip on economic development, willundoubtedly “fall flat on its face.” Just like previous large-scale constructionprojects in North Korea, there is a high possibility that this constructionwill also follow typical patterns of failure: massive promotion aftercompletion, followed by side effects of shoddy construction, negligence of thefacility, and a halt of propagating the project. “Shoddy work has been commonplace withprojects like these that the leader has set deadlines for,” she asserted.“Workers on the ground know what the flaws are, but they can’t help but standby because they’re scared of being purged.” Many are baffled that a leader who has underlinedthe importance of studying the sciences could so flagrantly ignore thebasic principles of structural engineering, seemingly under the impression that“building a power plant is just like building an embankment in a small ruraltown,” the source concluded.*The content of this article was broadcast to the North Korean people via Unification Media Group. By Daily NK – 2015.06.08 6:08pm SHARE US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again On April 20th, 2015, Rodong Sinmun covered Kim Jong Un’s visit to the construction site of the ‘Mt. Baekdu Songun Youth Power Plant.’ Image: Rodong Sinmun Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders NewsEconomy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Facebook Twitter AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News News North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) last_img read more

U.S. banking regulators move curb systemic risk

first_img State AGs fight for DOL fiduciary rule SEC proposes best interest rule The U.S. Federal Reserve Board proposed a new rule on Tuesday designed to curb systemic risk by improving the stability and resolvability of large, complex financial firms. The proposed rule would require U.S. global systemically important banking institutions (GSIBs) and the U.S. operations of foreign GSIBs to amend the contracts used in financial transactions (such as derivatives, securities lending, and short-term funding transactions) to prevent those contracts from being immediately cancelled if the firm enters bankruptcy or resolution. James Langton Keywords United StatesCompanies Federal Reserve Board The Fed is concerned that the mass termination of these sorts of contracts could lead to a disorderly unwinding of the firm, spark asset fire sales, and transmit financial risk across the U.S. financial system. The proposed rule is intended to “reduce the risk of a run on the solvent subsidiaries of a failed GSIB caused by a large number of firms terminating their financial contracts at the same time,” the Fed says in a statement announcing the proposed rule. Separately, the Fed, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) on Tuesday proposed a rule designed to “strengthen the resilience” of large banks by requiring them to maintain a minimum level of stable funding. The introduction of the so-called “net stable funding ratio” (NSFR) is part of the reforms that make up the new Basel III regime for global banks. “The proposal is designed to reduce the likelihood that disruptions to a banking organization’s sources of funding will compromise its liquidity position,” the regulators say, adding that this will also bolster overall financial stability. The NSFR is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2018. Both proposals are out for comment until August 5. center_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media SIFMA opposes state fiduciary standards Related news Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Residents of Annotto Bay Benefit from Skills Training

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A number of persons in Annotto Bay and surrounding communities in St. Mary are benefiting from skills training in food preparation, which is designed to improve their employability.The programme, which began in January of this year, is the collaborative effort of the Annotto Bay Methodist Church and the business community.Louise O’Hara, co-ordinator of the training programme, told JIS News that 13 persons were participating in the sessions, which were held on Thursday of each week at the Methodist Church Hall. Areas covered are meal and drink preparation, the making of preserves and cake and pastry making.Already, she said, the participants have learnt to prepare breadfruit drink, coconut bun, duckunoo, cho-cho and carrot fritters and sweet potato biscuits. Mrs. O’Hara said there were plans to introduce sewing as part of the training effort, noting that a sewing machine has been acquired, while crochet would also be introduced.With the knowledge and skills gained, it is hoped that the participants would establish small business ventures in their communities, she told JIS News.Mrs. O’Hara lauded the business community for supporting the programme, citing the Jamaica National Building Society, which has provided well-needed equipment. She appealed to other organizations in the town to follow example and support the programme, which is designed to assist needy residents. RelatedResidents of Annotto Bay Benefit from Skills Training Residents of Annotto Bay Benefit from Skills Training UncategorizedDecember 13, 2006 RelatedResidents of Annotto Bay Benefit from Skills Trainingcenter_img RelatedResidents of Annotto Bay Benefit from Skills Training Advertisementslast_img read more

From Biden’s giant Bible to Christian flags waved by rioters, ‘religion’ means different things to different people and different eras

first_img Published: Jan. 20, 2021 From the oath-taking on the Bible during the presidential swearing-in ceremony, to the “awe” and “restraint” of the early Christian world, the meaning of “religion” has gone through a long journey. Assistant Professor Sam Boyd shares on The Conversation. Read the Article The Conversation on CUBTCategories:The ConversationNews Headlines Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img

Dr. Blythe raises possibility of FINSAC “insider trading”

first_img By BALFORD HENRY, JIS Reporter & Editor RelatedDr. Blythe raises possibility of FINSAC “insider trading” Advertisements RelatedDr. Blythe raises possibility of FINSAC “insider trading” Dr. Blythe raises possibility of FINSAC “insider trading” Finance & Public ServiceJuly 22, 2011 RelatedDr. Blythe raises possibility of FINSAC “insider trading” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Former Minister of Water and Housing, Dr. Karl Blythe, has suggested that some of his political colleagues may have benefited from “insider trading”, in terms of how their debts were handled during the 1990s financial sector meltdown. Dr. Blythe told the FINSAC Enquiry on Thursday July 21, that there was a need for the Commission to enquire into what loans were written off during the period between the failure of the banks and their takeover by the Government-owned Financial Sector Adjustment Company (FINSAC), and up to the time of their sale to the American-owned Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation (JRF). “For some reason, some debts could have been written off while coming from the bank to FINSAC. If that was so then that could be dangerous, because it could be like insider trading, (where) we know what was happening so we settled our matters. I hope it was not so,” Dr. Blythe told the Commission. “Insider Trading” is the American term for the illegal practice of trading on the stock exchange to one’s own advantage, through having access to confidential information Dr. Blythe said, however, that the loans that were settled at FINSAC must have been recorded, and be available for the Commissioners to see those records and check which politicians were given write-offs, and what levels of write-offs they were given. Dr. Blythe numbered himself among another group of politicians who approached FINSAC for “certain considerations” towards outstanding debts for themselves and their families, but were refused assistance.  He said, however, that he was not surprised, after being told by the founder of the Jamaican Redevelopment Foundation (JRF), the late Dennis Joslin, in 2002 that his debts were to be treated differently.                                                   Dr.Blythe told the Commission last week that he had been advised by Mr. Joslin that: “The value of your assets being held as security is much higher than the debt, and I cannot convince my principals to write off any part of your debt, even the interest”; and, “Furthermore, I have been instructed that when it comes to any adjustments in your debts, the Ministry of Finance as well as FINSAC would have to agree.” “I am saying to the Commission that they have a right to see what was the debt of all Minister and MPs, from the last two years leading up to FINSAC, as well as when they were turned over FINSAC, as well as when they were turned over to the JRF,” Dr. Blythe said Thursday. “I am saying to the Commission, if you examine them, there is no doubt that, as far as I know today, Karl Blythe’s is the only politician whose debt remains on the book with full consideration of interest, principal and fees,” he said.last_img read more