Waterloo Industries Promotes Two Executives

first_imgWATERLOO, IOWA — Waterloo Industries has announced the promotion of two employees to key executive positions. Gary Marcus has been promoted to vice president, marketing and business development, and Deonna Fritz has been promoted to vice president, new product development. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Waterloo Industries manufactures tool storage products and is an operating unit of consumer products company Fortune Brands, Inc. Marcus joined Waterloo Industries as manager, marketing in August of 1999, and most recently served as director, marketing and business development. In his new role as vice president, marketing and business development, Marcus will be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities through global market research, analysis and strategic partnerships. He will report to Waterloo Industries President and COO Jerry Heinlen. Fritz began her career with Waterloo Industries in 1987 as an intern. Since then, she has earned several promotions to key marketing positions within the company. Her most recent position was director, sales – Sears Business Group. In her new role as vice president, new product development, Fritz will lead initiatives to identify and develop innovative new products, line extensions and differentiation strategies. Fritz will oversee the Design, Development and Product Management groups and will also report to Heinlen. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Sweet Charities

first_imgGolf OutingGuild Hall hosts its annual Maidstone Club Golf Outing on Thursday, October 11, from 11 AM to 8 PM. Golf at the historic, oceanfront Maidstone Club in East Hampton. The outing begins with registration and practice. At noon, lunch will be served on the Clubhouse veranda overlooking the ocean, followed by a 1 PM shotgun start to the tournament. Afterward, golfers enjoy cocktails on the Clubhouse veranda, followed by dinner and awards. For more information, contact Kristen Lee Curcie at kcurcie@guildhall.org or 631-324-0806 ext. 24.Hamptons Ride And WineHamptons Ride and Wine, founded by i-tri board member and professional triathlete Sarah Piampiano, will offer a choice of a 25-mile or 60-mile group ride followed by a picnic lunch and wine tasting at Channing Daughters Winery in Bridgehampton on Saturday, October 13. The event is open to all. The group ride begins at 8:30 AM. For tickets, log onto www.itrigirls.org.Jelly StrongThe Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead presents Jelly Strong “Think Pink” Weekend on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, from 10 AM to 5 PM in honor of Jelly the River Otter, who successfully overcame breast cancer. Guests who wear pink will receive 20 percent off admission. Keychains and buttons will be sold featuring Jelly, with proceeds being donated to the North Fork Breast Health Coalition. You can visit Jelly, along with her son Stark, at the Otter Falls exhibit.Pet Philanthropy CirclePet Philanthropy Circle presents its Pet Hero Awards sixth anniversary ceremony on Friday, October 19, at Gotham Hall in New York City. Join honorary chair Naomi Judd along with co-hosts David Frei and Jewel Morris. Terri, Bindi, and Robert Irwin will be receiving the Inaugural Humanitarian Family of the Year Award for their tireless commitment to saving animals across the globe. The Pet Hero Awards showcase outstanding contributions inspiring everyone to become involved in defending the rights of animals. Visit www.PetCircle.org/Tickets.Shelter Island 5KThe 19th Annual Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk, a USA track and field certified course, will be held on Saturday, October 20, at 11 AM. The race is held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and supports the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, the Coalition for Women’s Breast Health at Southampton Hospital, and Lucia’s Angels. All proceeds go directly to patient care via these local breast health organizations. The beautiful and scenic 5K course starts on a tree-lined street with stunning fall foliage and finishes along the beautiful Crescent Beach. Visit www.shelterislandrun.com for more info.Real Men Wear PinkThis year’s Real Men Wear Pink cocktail party will be held at The Clubhouse at 175 Daniels Hole Road in East Hampton on Saturday, October 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. In loving memory of Teresa Montant, Cecilia Avallone Babinski, and Karin Anderson, the event features cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, and a silent auction. Money raised will benefit The Coalition for Women’s Cancers, Lucia’s Angels, and the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Ellen Hermanson Foundation.Tickets are $100. Contact 631-324-0803.Sag Wag N’ WalkThe Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps presents the Sag Wag N’ Walk dog walk on Sunday, October 21, at 9 AM at Havens Beach in Sag Harbor. Pre-register by emailing sagwagandwalk@gmail.com. The cost is $20; day of registration is $25. There will be pooch activities following the walk at Havens Beach.Girls Night OutGurney’s Montauk presents its annual Girls Night Out benefit on November 16. The event benefits The Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital. Enjoy wine and cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, spa pampering, dancing, psychic readings, and more. Tickets start at $45. Visit www.gurneysresorts.com.Long Island Sound ChorusThe Long Island Sound Chorus will host its 2018 Membership Drive for three consecutive Wednesdays from October 10 through October 24 from 7 to 10 PM. Free vocal lessons will be given. The chorus meets at Anderson Warner Hall in Hampton Bays. For more information, call Thea at 631-267-6502 or visit www.longislandsoundchorus.org. Sharelast_img read more

Yara-BASF break ground on Texas ammonia plant

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The other side of the story

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

With recession a near certainty, the question is how deep

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletterslast_img read more

School brings light to settlements’ children

first_imgThe Children of Light School in Rondebosch East celebrated their first anniversary on Wednesday October 17. Children from the Pooke se Bos and Hadji Ebrahim Crescent informal settlements are being educated, and provided with a safe place at the Children of Light School to explore and be children, instead of playing on the streets and constantly having to keep their guard up.However, the non-profit organisation, which was established on October 17 last year and is based in Rondebosch East, needs your help to stay afloat.The Children of Light School has taken in nine children from these settlements and here they are allowed to play, and are taken on excursions every two weeks to boost their social knowledge and experiences, said principal of the school, Mala Makan.The school operates from Tuesday to Friday from 8am to noon. “We also provide transport for them to and from school which costs us R4 000 a month and if we have meetings we have to pick up their parents as well because they don’t have transport. We work with the parents and community leaders to make sure that we don’t take over their lives completely and that they are still responsible for their children and we still respect them,” she said. Ms Makan said donations in the form of groceries such as lentils, rice, flour, fish oil, fruit and vegetables, toiletries and transport sponsorships were needed as the children also received a meal at school every day. At the moment they depend on funding and donations from the community and friends and family. “We teach them how to be better human beings by offering a value-based education which takes a holistic approach. We want to intervene at foundation level and provide quality education, therefore we only have nine children. “During the first six months it was so difficult because they completely rebelled against us and used foul language and would fight all the time but through yoga therapy, music, and education they have managed to let their guard down and trust us and be open to knowledge because they are happy,” she said. Ms Makan said some children were exposed to social ills such as abuse, and neglect and they are emotionally traumatised. She said many of them had never experienced visiting anything outside of their communities such as the mountain or the ocean. The parents of the children are supportive and attend all school meetings as they are interested in their children’s development and notice the change the school has made, and in return this has had a positive effect on the entire family, said Ms Makan. “This is a safe space for them. We speak nicely with no shouting because that is what they get at home. Yoga therapy has really helped them but we can only do it for a short time as they get bored easily. When they go into the garden they are so calm and relaxed,” she said. One of the parents, Debbie Phillips, who stays in Hadji Ebrahim Crescent, said when her son first attended the school last year he couldn’t speak English but he now can. “He was also very naughty but now he is well-behaved. He really likes school a lot,” she said. For more information or to make a donation, call Mala Makan on 084 919 4864.last_img read more

SRA will not punish its own adviser for not reporting lying solicitor

first_imgThe Solicitors Regulation Authority will impose no penalty on a firm that did not report the conduct of a junior solicitor which led to her being struck off.  Instead the regulator has written to Capsticks – its own appointed legal adviser – reminding the firm of its reporting obligations.The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal opted to strike off Claire Matthews following a four-day hearing earlier this year, after finding that she lied to colleagues about leaving sensitive documents on a train.But it emerged in the recently-published tribunal judgment that her former employer Capsticks did not report Matthews’ conduct to the regulator. The firm had reported, as required, the loss of the documents, but the tribunal noted that neither Capsticks nor Matthews had voluntarily notified the SRA of the facts and circumstances giving rise to her misconduct.Instead, the tribunal stated that the later investigation of Matthews’ case concerning regulatory conduct was instigated following a complaint made by a person named in the documents. During cross-examination, Capsticks partner Tracey Lucas confirmed the firm had not reported the matter to the SRA on the basis of Matthews’ dishonesty or in any regulatory capacity relating to her conduct.Matthews, who represented herself at the tribunal, submitted that the decision not to report the matter should be considered a factor in finding misconduct allegations not proven.All regulated firms, according to the SRA’s reporting obligations, must report any facts or matters that could amount to a serious breach of rules by any of their staff. Firms must report promptly ‘any facts or matters that you reasonably believe should be brought to our attention’, so that the SRA may investigate whether any breach has occurred.The SRA has confirmed to the Gazette it has contacted Capsticks over the issue but will take no further action. An SRA spokesperson said: ‘There was a delay in Capsticks providing us with the information we needed to investigate a potential misconduct issue. We investigated this issue and wrote to Capsticks to remind the firm of its obligations to promptly report possible misconduct.’Capsticks declined to comment. The firm is appointed as the SRA’s sole legal provider for disciplinary and litigation work. It has worked with the regulator since 2009, remaining on a panel following a tender in 2013 and becoming the sole provider in 2017.The SRA did not use Capsticks for the prosecution because of a potential conflict of interest, instead retaining City firm Fieldfisher.Following the decision to strike off Matthews, the SRA claimed for £55,000 in costs. The tribunal considered the hourly rates claimed – up to £380 for a panel solicitor compared with Capsticks’ usual hourly rate of £130 – were ‘too high’ and that they effectively penalised Matthews for Capsticks being conflicted. The tribunal said costs should instead be £18,000, reduced to £10,000 because of her limited means.The SRA has confirmed it has no plans to investigate Fieldfisher over the tribunal’s remarks, saying the firm did not claim for work not carried out or mislead anyone about the expertise required.The Gazette understands lawyers offering to work pro bono on an appeal have made contact with Matthews, who now works in an NHS call centre. A decision on whether to challenge the tribunal’s decision must be made today.last_img read more

Ramaphosa to deliver state of the nation address on June 20

first_imgCyril Ramaphosa takes the oath of office at his inauguation as South African president, at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa May 25, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Cyril Ramaphosa takes the oath of office at his inauguation as South African president, at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa May 25, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe SibekoThe South African parliament announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his first state of the nation address on June 20, 2019 at 7pm (local time).Ramaphosa will address a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament for a second time this year but this address will be the first for the 6thdemocratic parliament.It will also be Ramaphosa’s first state of the nation address as a democratically elected president.Parliament said that the National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise and the National Council of Provinces chairperson Amos Masondo received a letter from Ramaphosa advising them of the proposed date.“The Presiding Officers will consider the letter of the President, which will be processed by the appropriate structures of Parliament and published in the official publications of Parliament,” the statement said.The statement further added that the presiding officers of parliament will inform the public of the details of the state of the nation ceremony and the necessary preparations being done.Ramaphosa has pledged to create jobs and tackle deep-rooted corruption that has strangled economic growth.Political analysts say a key test of Ramaphosa’s ability to deliver reforms will be his announcement of a new cabinet.Related President Ramaphosa to deliver first State of the Nation Address President Uhuru Kenyatta to deliver last State of the Nation address before August pollcenter_img President Mugabe promises to improve living conditions during State of the Nation Addresslast_img read more

Dumfries and Galloway Councillor Elected UK Chairman of APSE

first_imgArchie and outgoing Chair Cllr Simon Letts at the AGM meeting 6.9.17 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) is a networking community that assists local authorities who are striving to improve their frontline services.Working with more than 250 local authorities across the UK they advise and share information and expertise on a broad range of frontline public services.Local authorities and organisations from Scotland, England Northern Ireland and Wales are able to share information and expertise on vital frontline services, ask for advice, and work together to develop new, viable ways forward in an effort to help one another. APSE also provides one united national voice for these authorities.Dumfries and Galloway Councillor, Archie Dryburgh, has just been elected to the prestigious post of National Chair of APSE and took up his new role at the National Conference in Oxford. This is an added bonus for the region as Ronnie Dempster, Head of Enterprising Services and Dumfries and Galloway Council is also National Secretary.Archie said: “I am very honoured and proud to have been elected APSE UK Chairman by the National Council and APSE Scotland, this is excellent news for Dumfries and Galloway that both the Chair and Secretary of this members organisation hails from the region. I am sure that Ronnie and I will work hard to ensure not only our Regions Public Services are seen as a real asset but we will work to try and improve where we can. “Congratulating the incoming National Chair the former National Chair Cllr Simon Letts said “I know that APSE will be in safe hands under the direction of Cllr Dryburgh, continuing its’ commitment to the delivery of excellence in local government frontline services”.last_img read more

Dominica to Benefit from FCCA Children’s Gift Project 2015

first_imgBusinessLocalNews Dominica to Benefit from FCCA Children’s Gift Project 2015 by: – December 16, 2015 Share 168 Views   no discussions Share Happy Children at the Ceremony; Photo Credit: DDA LibraryRoseau, Dominica – (December 16th, 2015) – Dominica will once again benefit from the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Holiday Gift Project for the Caribbean’s underprivileged Children. Dominica has benefited from this program for the past twenty (20) years. The program is locally coordinated by the Discover Dominica Authority and the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal.The Holiday Gift Program was designed to reach out to FCCA‘s partners in the Caribbean, by providing holiday gifts to underprivileged children in foster homes, or institutions where holiday gifts would not ordinarily be possible. Last year (2014) over 30 destinations participated in the program, with over 7,000 children receiving holiday gifts. Reports from the FCCA confirm that over 40 destinations will benefit from this year’s program.Gift items will be brought in to Dominica by crew personnel aboard the MV Celebrity Equinox, which is scheduled to berth at the Roseau Cruise Ship Berth on December 17th 2015. To celebrate the event a ceremony will take place at the Public Service Union Building, at 11:30am. Two Hundred (200) children under the Child’s Fund Caribbean Program will be recipients of this year’s gifts. This will comprise of children from the western and eastern villages on island.We are grateful to our local sponsors –Fine Foods Inc., Hara Agency, Springfield Trading, Starring & Sons, H.H.V Whitchurch Ltd and Combine Taxi Inc, for their generous contributions towards the event and look forward to their continued support in the future.Discover Dominica Authority and the Ministry of Tourism thank FCCA for their continued efforts in bringing holiday cheer to underprivileged children throughout the Caribbean, and pledge continued support to this program, and others in the future.center_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring!last_img read more