Ironman World Champion, Frederik Van Lierde rides with CeramicSpeed

first_imgDanish ceramic bearing specialist, CeramicSpeed, has a new partnership with current Ironman World Champion, Frederik Van Lierde.Following the success of CeramicSpeed in 2013, the company has entered the new year with a ‘commitment and effort to the global triathlon market with the announcement of Frederik Van Lierde as global ambassador.’On the OEM market CeramicSpeed is recognised for its on-going work alongside the likes of Specialized and SRAM. Omega Pharma – Quick-Step, Team Tinkoff-Saxo and Team Astana have been long time users of CeramicSpeed products along with multiple world-class triathletes including Leanda Cave, Tyler Butterfield, Eneko Llanos, Greg and Laura Bennett, among others.The company is keen to ensure Ironman World Champion Van Lierde has every performance advantage available to him through the use of its high quality, low friction products.“As a company we couldn’t be happier,” said Martin Banke, Managing Director for CeramicSpeed.“Frederik is an exceptional individual who really understands the importance of our products. A true champion. Frederik is always looking to better his setup, save on watts and stay on top of the world in terms of performance. Our products allow us to be a part of Frederik’s victory whilst helping him save crucial watts. It is a fantastic partnership.”Frederik Van Lierde’s Cervélo P5 will now be fully equipped with CeramicSpeed pulley wheels, bottom brackets and wheel bearings. A saving the company emphasises at being between 6 – 9 watts.“In the cycling industry there is no bearing product that carries the same reputation for quality, reduced friction and all round performance as CeramicSpeed does,” said Van Lierde from his training camp in Spain.“To be the best and stay the best you need to chase every percentage gain, especially in equipment. CeramicSpeed products are simply not comparable. I am very excited about working closely with the entire CeramicSpeed team.”Van Lierde will get his 2014 season underway at the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon on 15 March. Frederik will be aiming for his third victory at Abu Dhabi having taken the win in 2011 and 2013.CeramicSpeed was founded in 2004 with all products handmade at the company’s HQ in Denmark. The company specialises in ceramic bearings for the cycling industry distributed across more than 20 countries. Since 2007, SRAM has been using CeramicSpeed bottom brackets; and since 2011 Specialized has been delivering all S-Works road frames with CeramicSpeed bottom brackets and wheel kit bearings.Pro tour teams Team Tinkoff-Saxo, Omega Pharma – Quick-Step and Team Astana are riding CeramicSpeed products. Within MTB the company sponsors Team Superior Brentjens. Additionally, CeramicSpeed products are ridden by some of the world’s leading triathletes, including: Leanda Cave, Tyler Butterfield, Greg and Laura Bennett and Eneko Llanos.www.ceramicspeed.com Relatedlast_img read more

“Our credit union was known for…”

first_imgWhat would happen if your credit union disappeared one day?  Gone.  Just like that.   Why would your members miss you?  What would your state league write about your past accomplishments?  Or, would your departure go undetected?Those are questions occasionally asked at strategic planning sessions to reverse-engineer and design working statements of vision.  The statements of vision help to create strategic objectives that produce abundant reasons for your members to remember your credit union.How do you build the kind of credit union that your members would miss?  How do you create such a distinguishing place in your members’ lives?  You can accomplish this by identifying the important long-term future value of your credit union and its membership.  As a result, you are able to execute persistently on that set of principles.Here are some examples from credit unions that asked and answered these kinds of future-focused questions, and the statements and objectives they reverse-engineered to enhance their strategic plans for their credit unions’ futures.What was your credit union’s largest achievement?  On the whole, we quantified our members’ financial well-being as a result of their membership – we saved them money, helped them earn more money, and made their financial lives easier.  Objective:  Individual financial reviews and proposals through a system of consultative sales, outbound marketing, and mining of transaction data.What did your credit union leave unfinished?  We did not have a system of financial education in place for all generations of our members.  Objective: Provide a comprehensive system of financial education for every major stage of life, emphasizing the role our credit union can take in helping our members lead their financial lives.Who will miss your credit union?  The education community; it was the reason our credit union was started and represents the bulk of our success.  Objective: Deliberately deepen our presence and commitment to the education community, increasing our share of market and wallet.Include this exercise in a working session with your executive team and board of directors.  Imagine a world without your credit union.  From this imagined void, see your purpose and what sets your credit union apart.  As you envision success, back your way in to establishing objectives that make your credit union unique and unforgettable.  What you wanted your credit union to be known for in an imagined world is precisely what you can create in the real one. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Rendel Jeff Rendel, Certified Speaking Professional, and President of Rising Above Enterprises works with credit unions that want elite results in sales, service, and strategy. Each year, he addresses and facilitates … Web: www.risingaboveenterprises.com Detailslast_img read more

SCHS releases History of the Supreme Court, Vol. II

first_imgSCHS releases History of the Supreme Court, Vol. II This edition covers the court from 1917 – 1972 SCHS releases History of the Supreme Court, Vol. II Theresa E. Davis Assistant Editor The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society’s second book, The Supreme Court of Florida 1917 – 1972, is a wealth of interesting facts and surprising information, according to its executive director, Park Trammell.“For example, the Supreme Court of Florida met in different locations around the state in those early years,” said Trammell. “They would meet in Apalachicola or Marianna or St. Augustine or cities that were in existence back in those days.”Justices no longer travel the state on horseback, but Florida’s Supreme Court has changed more than just its method of transportation. “It [Volume II] shows how the law has developed in Florida within our own lifetime, and that makes it even more interesting,” said former Bar President Mark Hulsey. “It shows how the law is a codification of mores and folkways.”Hulsey, along with another former Bar president, Bob Ervin, is co-chairing the society’s Publication Committee for 2006-07, said Trammell.Trammell said Volume II has earned high praise from Hulsey, who is the FSCHS’ designated reviewer.“I made some changes and talked to the authors, and I was very impressed with it, incidentally,” Hulsey said. “I think it’s very well written.”“Based on the comments of the advanced reviewers for the University Press, and that of our own reviewer, Mark Hulsey, we feel very good about the prospects for Volume II,” Trammell said. The University Press, he said, was as favorable in its assessment of Volume II as it was for Volume I.Volume II has 512 pages and may be ordered for $65 which includes both tax and shipping. A package deal containing both Volumes I and II may be ordered for $115, also including tax and shipping. “We hope to give the new book a big sales push as a holiday gift for attorneys, judges, and other interested parties,” said Trammell.Ordering the book is as simple as making a phone call or sending an e-mail. “You can get the books from the University Press, or you can order them from the Historical Society. You can contact the society by telephone, e-mail, or mail,” he said.Volume II was co-authored by Walter Manley II and E. Canter Brown, Jr. Both headed the team that researched and co-wrote Volume I in 1997. Volume II, just like Volume I, was published at the University Press of Florida in Gainesville.The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society can be contacted by phone at (850) 222-3703 or by e-mail at FSCHS@earthlink.net. November 1, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Appoints Seven New Interstate Stream Commission Members

first_imgGov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Previously he was the southeastern regional director of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau. He has been a member of the Groundwater Management Districts Association and the National Water Resource Association, where he presently serves as secretary and treasurer of the New Mexico chapter. STATE News: “Our water is our most precious natural resource,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “These individuals are tasked with upholding the people’s trust and providing for a sustainable future of that resource. My expectation is their diverse knowledge and expertise will serve New Mexicans well.” The governor appointed Aron Balok, Bidtah Becker, Greg Carrasco, Paula Garcia, Mike Hamman, Stacy Timmons and Tanya Trujillo. The governor re appointed, as chair, Mark Sanchez. The ninth member of the commission is, per statute, State Engineer John D’Antonio. Mike Hamman is the chief engineer and CEO at the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, where under his leadership the district has improved drought resiliency for irrigators while meeting a broadening mission in environmental and recreational services. He has more than 35 years of public service specializing in water resource management. He has also worked as an area manager at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Albuquerque, as the executive director of the Trinity River Restoration Program in Weaverville, Calif., and as a water administrator at the Jicarilla Apache Nation, among other posts. SANTA FE ― Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday appointed seven new members to the Interstate Stream Commission and re-appointed an eighth. Gregory Carrasco is a farmer and rancher in Las Cruces who spent much of his career with Farm Credit Services of New Mexico and who brings an important agricultural perspective to water issues. In addition to multiple farming and cattle interests, he was the president and owner of a real estate title insurance agency and director with a company dealing in real estate and cattle operations in New Mexico and other regional states. He has served with the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, the New Mexico State University Foundation and the Diocese of Las Cruces Foundation.center_img Bidtak Becker was, through January, the executive director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources in Window Rock, Ariz. She has served in various roles at the Nation, including as assistant attorney general in the natural resources unit, representing the Nation’s interests in environmental matters, and as an attorney in the Nation’s Department of Justice water rights unit. She is a trustee at the Institute of American Indian Arts and has also served as board director for the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts and the UNM Law Alumni Association. Stacy Timmons is a hydrogeologist and program manager at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, the state geologic survey, at New Mexico Tech in Socorro. Having worked on a variety of water issues over more than 15 years in New Mexico and with numerous publications, she currently manages the Aquifer Mapping Program, a group of researchers who work to address groundwater quantity and quality questions in New Mexico. Aron Balok is the superintendent of the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District, where he has served for a decade, since 2009, overseeing all operations. Paula Garcia is the executive director of the New Mexico Acequia Association, where she has worked for more than 20 years, since 1998. Garcia is also the chair of the Mora County Commission and serves as a board member and was president of the New Mexico Association of Counties. She was previously a member and chair of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Minority Farmers Advisory Committee, appointed by former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Tanya Trujillo is the lower basin project director at the Colorado River Sustainability Campaign, where she coordinates efforts among state, federal, tribal and local agencies to promote efficient water management in Western states. She has previously been executive director of the Colorado River Board of California and counselor to the assistant secretary for water and science at the U.S. Department of the Interior. She also served as general counsel to the Interstate Stream Commission. Per state statute, the governor’s appointees must be representative of diverse major irrigation districts or sections of the state. At least one commissioner shall be a member of a tribe or pueblo. The appointees, who are not subject to state Senate confirmation, serve non-staggered six-year terms.last_img read more

FCI opens Saudi Arabian operation

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Plans emerge for potential new Airgas facility in North Carolina

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Keppel Delivers ‘La Santa Maria’ Jack-Up to Mexican Client

first_imgSingapore’s offshore rigs builder Keppel FELS has delivered a KFELS B Class jackup rig, to Constructora y Perforadora LATINA (CP LATINA), a private Mexican company in the energy sector.  The rig was named La Santa Maria at a ceremony in Keppel FELS today. Delivered on time and with a perfect safety record, it will be chartered to PEMEX, Mexico’s national oil company, for deployment in offshore Mexico.La Santa Maria is the first of two high-specification jackup rigs that Keppel FELS is building for CP LATINA. The second rig is on schedule to be delivered in 4Q 2013. Wong Kok Seng, Managing Director (Offshore) of Keppel Offshore & Marine and Managing Director of Keppel FELS, said, “This on time and safe delivery is a demonstration of the win-win partnership we have developed with our new customer CP LATINA. We are glad that they have chosen the KFELS B Class as their first two jackup rigs. The premier rig of its class, the KFELS B Class has a proven track record in the Gulf of Mexico.The unit is the third such rig Keppel FELS has delivered to Mexican customers since 2012. With another nine on order, we are well placed to be the leading provider of offshore drilling solutions for the Mexican market.”Keppel’s proprietary KFELS B Class jackup design is able to operate in water depths of up to 400 feet and drill to depths of 30,000 feet. Developed by Keppel’s technology arm, Offshore Technology Development (OTD), the robust rig is equipped with an advanced and fully-automated high capacity rack and pinion jacking system, and Self-Positioning Fixation System. Santiago del Valle Toca, Chairman of CP LATINA, added, “We chose the KFELS B Class for its excellent track record, strong capabilities and cost-efficiencies. We were also looking for a rig that could be delivered to our timeline and this early delivery has shown that Keppel FELS is the right partner for us. As we look to expand our drilling services portfolio, the acquisition of two such rigs is a strong base for us to establish a foothold in the Mexican offshore market. We are confident that the second rig Keppel is building for us will be delivered just as efficiently, enabling us to meet the demands of the market.”Mexico’s proven reserves of oil and gas at the start of 2013 is almost 14 billion barrels of crude-oil equivalent. PEMEX announced plans to add between eight and 12 offshore platforms to its drilling fleet earlier this year and unveiled investment plans of US$25.3 billion for 2013, of which US$20 billion will be targeted at upstream activities.In addition to the second rig for CP LATINA, Keppel FELS is also building for the Mexican market – two KFELS B Class jackup rigs for PEMEX, five for Grupo R and one for Parden Holding. It recently delivered two similar rigs to Mexican customer Oro Negro while sister yard, Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas, delivered a jackup rig to Perforadora Central in April 2013 with another due for delivery in 1Q 2014. [mappress]Press Release, August 2, 2013last_img read more

AOM Milena Crew Unpaid for Over Two Months

first_imgThe crew of the bulk carrier AOM Milena, which is currently being chartered by British-Australian multinational metals and mining corporation Rio Tinto, have not been paid any wages for more than two months and are running short of food, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said.This has been uncovered after the vessel with 21 seafarers on board docked in Gladstone. AOM Milena is hired by Rio Tinto to carry bauxite between mines in Weipa and Gove, and an aluminium refinery in Gladstone.The vessel operates under the ‘flag of convenience’ system, where it is registered in a port far from where it operates, allowing it to avoid stricter local laws and regulations, ITF said.The AOM Milena has Japanese owners, is operated out of Portugal, is crewed solely by workers from the Philippines, and is registered in Panama, despite currently transporting bauxite between several Australian ports.ITF’s national coordinator Dean Summers described the situation of the 21 crew as dire, saying they had received no wages since April, were running short on food supplies, and were being forced to live and work in filthy conditions.“Not content to employ seafarers from poverty-riddled nations on wages that amount to just $2 per hour, the operator of this ship has not paid a single cent in wages to these crew members since April,” Summers said.“The food situation is equally dire, with the crew given just $50 per day to buy food for 21 people ahead of the next leg of their planned voyage, where they will sail to Weipa to collect a load of Bauxite for Rio Tinto. “If Rio Tinto wanted to transport this bauxite by road or rail, they’d need to pay Australian minimum wages and adhere to Australian health and safety regulations, but because they transport it by sea they can avoid those requirements and slash costs.”Summers said the proposed changes to coastal shipping — introduced to the Federal Parliament by Transport Minister Warren Truss last month — would further deregulate the industry and allow the few remaining Australian-crewed vessels to be replaced by flag of convenience ships.“On the same day this crew sailed into Gladstone, the second last Australian-crewed oil tanker was told to depart Devonport and head to Singapore, where the crew was to be replaced by exploited foreign workers on as little as $2 an hour,” he said.last_img read more

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference opens doors

first_imgOffshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC), held in the Amsterdam Rai Convention Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, has officially opened doors to visitors.The two-day event, organized by Navingo, is already buzzing with visitors who are able to visit hundreds of exhibitors’ stands, as well as the extensive conference program.Worth noting, while the doors to visitors have opened on Tuesday, the official start of the event was marked on Monday night at the very first Offshore Energy Opening Gala DinnerDuring the Gala Dinner, the guests received a word of welcome by Coert van Zijll Langhout, Managing Director, Navingo BV.The dinner was also an opportunity to present three inaugural Offshore Energy Awards; Offshore Energy Young Engineer Award; Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award; Best Innovation in Offshore Energy Award.OEEC is the only dedicated offshore energy event in the Netherlands focused on the complete offshore energy industry, from oil & gas to wind and marine energy.During the first day of OEEC on Tuesday, apart from the exhibition floor, and several technical sessions, the attendees will be able to enjoy the free-to-attend Industry Panel.In line with this year’s conference slogan, the industry leaders from BP, Centrica and Deloitte, will share their views on the shifts the industry is witnessing today, what the future holds and what are the key drivers for change.last_img read more

Dozens feared dead after landslides hit Kenya’s West Pokot County

first_img16 people feared dead after massive landslides hit West Pokot County in Kenya 16 people are confirmed to be dead after massive landslides hit West Pokot County in KenyaOfficials confirm that 16 are confirmed dead after houses were swept away Saturday in landslides caused by heavy rain in West Pokot, local publication Daily Nation has reported.The death toll is expected to rise as more bodies are pulled from the morass.In an official Tweet, the Kenya Red Cross said its personnel have responded to the emergency.Massive landslides reported in various areas of West Pokot County following heavy downpour. Response teams activated. Details to follow.— Kenya Red Cross (@KenyaRedCross) November 23, 2019Local chief of the area, Joel Bulal, who spoke to Daily Nation, confirmed that at least 12 people were buried alive when the landslides hit.According to the local administrators, more people and animals could be trapped inside their homes after being buried by the landslide.Transport has been paralysed with many roads being cut off due to the rain.West Pokot region is currently experiencing heavy downpours, like many other arid and semi-arid areas.More to follow…Related West African dish, jollof rice, gains popularity in Kenya West African dish, Jollof rice, gaining popularity in Kenyacenter_img Kenya Assures Ebola Threat is Minimal by screening all Visitors from West Africalast_img read more