Chris Evans Appointed Chairman Emeritus of the Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees

first_imgHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – The Collision Repair Education Foundation has announced the unanimous appointment of Chris Evans, State Farm Insurance Companies, to chairman emeritus on the board of trustees in recognition and appreciation of his service to the foundation. To be eligible for appointment, past chairmen must have completed a full term as chairman of the foundation, and have made significant contributions to the foundation through time, effort and/or monetary contributions.   Evans served as chairman of the Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees from 2008-2010 and played a vital role in transitioning the organization into its philanthropic role within the collision industry. In this new role as chairman emeritus, he will provide ongoing counsel and expertise to the board of trustees.   Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees Immediate Past Chairman Doug Webb of CSi Complete noted, “Chris’s service to the foundation has been remarkable in every way. As chairman during 2008 and 2009, he assumed full responsibility for the migration of the foundation. The fact that the Collision Repair Education Foundation now stands alone and is a full philanthropic 501(c)(3) is testimony of Chris’s skill. Not only did it take great leadership skills but it also took tremendous interpersonal skills and Chris was more than up to the task.”     Evans currently serves as claim consultant for State Farm Insurance and has more than 25 years of experience in the industry. He is also active in SkillsUSA, serves on the board of directors for I-CAR, and is a CIC Committee Co-Chair.   AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Hoegh LNG swings to profit

first_imgHöegh LNG of Norway said its profit after tax was at US$6 million in the second quarter of this year, up from a loss of US$2.4 million in the previous quarter.The company’s EBITDA also rose to US$22.6 million in the quarter, as compared to US$16.5 million in the first three months of this year.Total cash flow in the quarter was US$46.5 million, which includes US$25.9 million from operating activities, Höegh LNG said in a statement on Thursday.“The improved operating and net results are driven by Höegh Gallant starting commercial operations according to schedule in Egypt, where she currently is operating at full capacity and regasifying four to five cargos per month,” Höegh LNG’s CEO Sveinung J. S. Støhle said.“During the quarter, we secured a long term FSRU contract in Chile upon which we ordered another FSRU plus a firm priced option. The increased number of opportunities in the FSRU market, combined with our success in securing new contracts, places us ahead of schedule in expanding our fleet to 12 FSRUs on the water or under construction by 2019,”  Støhle added. LNG World News Staff; Image: Höegh LNGlast_img read more

Albacor ships Metro gear from the USA to Russia

first_imgSome 1,800 cu m of equipment, including one piece weighing 98 tonnes destined for use on the Moscow Metro expansion project, was loaded onto the ro-ro carrier vessel Atlantic Dream at the New York gateway.With the heavy lift part of the load measuring 6.3 m x 6.3m x 4.4 m, Albacor said the out-of-gauge cargo was shipped to St Petersburg before continuing the final leg of its journey to Moscow via

World rail infrastructure market April 2012

first_imgAustralia: Bombardier has awarded Balfour Beatty Rail an A$14m contract to supply overhead line equipment for the Gold Coast tram project (RG 2.12 p59). China: China Railway First Survey & Design Institute has begun construction of a 25 km line to serve Zangge Potash Co’s Qaidam Basin site in Qinghai province. Chile: Systra has signed a six-year contract to provide Santiago Metro with technical assistance for the construction of driverless lines 3 and 6. Line 3 will be 221 km with 18 stations from Américo Vespucio to Tobalaba/Larrain. Line 6 will be 153 km with 10 stations, linking Pedro Aguirre Cerda and Los Leones. Czech Republic: Infrastructure manager SŽDC has awarded Kapsch CarrierCom a contract to supply GSM-R for the 172 km Dín – Ústí nad Labem – Mlník – Všetaty – Kolín route by June 2013. EU cohesion funding is meeting 85% of the KC350m cost. France: Lille operator Transpole has awarded a Bombardier a €10m contract to modernise the city’s tramway in co-operation with Hovart and Sogema. Greece: Erga OSE has awarded a €79m contract to a consortium of J & P Avax/Aegek Construction and Intrakat to build a 6 km section of standard-gauge double track route between the 73 km and 79 km points on the Kiato – Rododafni line. Israel: Vossloh Rail fastenings has won a €0·9m contract to supply SKL W14 fastenings to ISR. Kazakhstan: Siemens has signed a €230m framework to supply the TemirZhol Electrification joint venture with KTZ subsidiary Remlokomotiv with electrification equipment and assist with the modernisation of more than 40 traction substations. KTZ says the deal will see local content in electrification equipment increase from 20% to 50%. South Korea: Hyundai Rotem has awarded Thales a contract to supply CBTC for the 12 km extension of the Sin Bundang Line driverless metro near Seoul. Lithuania: Roomdimensions and Indra Sistemas have completed a project to modernise LG’s largest signalling control centre. Poland: The AGP consortium responsible for building Warszawa metro Line 2 has awarded Tines a contract to supply more than 40000 Edilon Corkelast EBS block sleepers and 55000 m2 of Trackelast vibration-insulating mats. PKP PLK has awarded a consortium of Pol-Aqua, Dragados, Vias y Construcciones and Electren a 526m złoty contract to supply an electronic control centre covering Siedlce, uków and Midzyrzec Podlaski stations on corridor E20. They will also provide hot box detectors and the UOZ system which uses sound to deter wildlife from crossing the tracks when a train is due. Singapore: LTA has awarded Alstom a €40m contract to supply trackwork for the 7·5 km Tuas West metro extension, plus 18·5 km of depot tracks. Slovakia: ŽSR has awarded a consortium of OHL and Váhostav-SK a €92m contract to modernise and electrify at 15 kV a 9 km section of Corridor V between Beluša and Púchov for 160 km/h operation. Work will also include modernisation of Beluša and Púchov stations. Turkey: The Central Finance & Contracts Unit has awarded a consortium of Tecnica y Proyectos, Safege and Eser Consulting Engineering a €7m contract to supervise rehabilitation and resignalling the Irmak – Karabük – Zonguldak line (RG 3.12 p62). UK: High Speed 2 project promoter HS2 Ltd has awarded Arup a £10m contract to produce preliminary designs for the redevelopment of London Euston station, supported by Grimshaw and Costain. Network Rail has awarded Carillion a £120m contract for depot and stabling siding works to support 12-car trains on the Thameslink route. USA: On March 5 Harsco announced orders totalling $25m to supply tampers, ballast regulators and track stabilisers to customers in the USA, Canada and Australia. New York MTA has awarded Thales and Siemens a $60m four-year contract to provide a communications-based train control test and validation track on part of the subway’s F Culver Line, and develop specifications for future CBTC projects.last_img read more

DB Regio retains Franken-Südthüringen operating contract

first_imgPhotos: Juergen MoellerGERMANY: DB Regio will continue to operate local services in the Franken-Südthüringen region around Bamberg, Lichtenfels and Coburg, organising authority Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft confirmed on April 29.Following a European tendering process, the state-owned operator has been awarded a 12-year contract running from December 2023 to December 2035. Awarded by BEG on behalf of both Bayern and Thüringen, the package covers the regional express routes from Nürnberg to Sonneberg, Saalfeld and Würzburg as well as the Bamberg – Kronach local service. An innovation will be the introduction of five daily RE connections from Nürnberg and Coburg to Erfurt via the VDE 8 high speed line which opened two years ago.The contract requires the operation of 5·7 million train-km per year, of which around 600 000 will be in Thüringen. This represents an increase of almost 19% on the current service level. DB Regio will operate five routes:Nürnberg – Erlangen – Bamberg – Lichtenfels – Coburg;Lichtenfels – Kronach – Saalfeld;Bamberg – Schweinfurt – WürzburgBamberg – Coburg – Sonneberg (via VDE 8);Coburg – Erfurt (via VDE 8).There will be a half-hourly regional express service between Nürnberg and Bamburg all day, with an hourly extension to Saalfeld calling at all stations north of Kronach. There will be a two-hourly service from Bamberg to Würzburg via Schweinfurt. The regional express from Nürnberg to Sonneberg or Erfurt will also run every 30 min, using the new line north of Bamberg; this will reduce the fastest Nürnberg – Coburg journey time to 70 min.BEG has decided to take up the option for an RE connection to Erfurt, with five 190 km/h trains each way per day, augmenting the four ICE services which provide direct connections between Coburg and Berlin to give a roughly two-hourly service from Coburg to Erfurt.An hourly train will maintain services to the local stations between Bamberg and Kronach, providing ‘attractive’ connections in Bamberg to other regional services, as well as the new IC route to Karlsruhe which DB Fernverkehr is due to launch at the end of 2023.To meet BEG’s requirement for ‘modern air-conditioned’ electric trains DB Regio plans to order a fleet of four- and six-car Desiro HC EMUs from Siemens Mobility, suitable for operation at up to 190 km/h on the new line; these will provide at least 600 seats in second class. Other routes will be worked by 160 km/h four-car units with around 360 seats, operating in pairs on the Nürnberg – Bamberg section to provide the necessary capacity.To meet the latest accessibility standards, the new trains must provide step-free access at all doors, allowing passengers with restricted mobility to board and alight at platforms between 380 mm and 760 mm high without prior notice.Bayern Transport Minister Kerstin Schreyer said she was ‘very pleased that we can take advantage of the high speed line for the new regional express link between Coburg and Erfurt. This new travel option will be equally attractive for passengers in both Bayern and Thüringen’.last_img read more

NI Introduces Multiple Antenna Support for Testing MIMO Applications to Further 5G Research

first_imgNational Instruments has announced multiple antenna User Equipment (UE) support for its LabVIEW Communications MIMO Application Framework. This makes this solution the world’s only commercially available physical layer reference design that powers true Massive MIMO prototyping that goes beyond just desktop simulations to fully functional 5G deployments.With this solution, wireless researchers can pair the MIMO Application Framework with NI software defined radio hardware to conduct real-time, over-the-air experiments for a wide range of MIMO research topics including multi-user MIMO, single-user MIMO and Massive MIMO. This multi-FPGA physical layer reference design ships with well-documented LabVIEW Communications source code that is fully reconfigurable and modifiable, making it possible to create a complete network of multiple antenna devices with minimal system integration or design effort.Researchers can now explore beamforming techniques not just at the base station, but also at the UE to further improve overall network throughput, extend cell coverage, reduce interference and more. The MIMO Application Framework supports a maximum network throughput of more than 1.5 Gb/s, a flexible and reconfigurable Time Division Duplex-based frame structure and a fully bidirectional communications link that can be used out of the box to conduct Massive MIMO experiments and seamlessly integrate custom signal processing algorithms in a fraction of the time compared to other approaches.As participants in NI’s RF/Communications Lead User program, wireless researchers at Lund University in Sweden have used NI’s flexible prototyping platform for 5G research and have recently demonstrated the feasibility of Massive MIMO under mobile conditions for users moving at both pedestrian and vehicular speeds. Click here to learn more about the MIMO Application Framework from NI.last_img read more

Vergara leaves DLSU football team

first_imgVergara also said that he has 30 scholarship offers to choose from in the US, and he selected Snow College because it offers quality education; a serene campus to study in; and the opportunity to play under head coach Nuno Gourgel.“I see it as a stepping stone to bigger and greater things in the world of education and football,” Vergara said. “Furthermore, the opportunity to play in the Major League Soccer is not just a distant dream, but becoming more of a reality.”Green Archers head coach Alvin Ocampo said he will not block in the way of Vergara on an opportunity to play overseas.“Opportunities like this seldom come. [I am] happy for him and DLSU fully supports his decision,” said Ocampo. “Good luck to him and DLSU will always be his home.”/PN Negrense booter Shanden Vergara is set to study at Snow College in Utah, USA. TIEBREKER TIMES MANILA – Negrense booter Shanden Vergara bolted out of De La Salle University Green Archers men’s football squad after receiving scholarship to study at Snow College in Utah, USA.The San Carlos City, Negros Occidental native will have a chance to compete in Division I of the National Junior College Athletic Association with his transfer to the said state college.“The offer was made through the Football for Humanity President, Chris Thomas, and his international partnerships with a top caliber recruitment organization called Sports Recruiting USA based in the United Kingdom,” he told Tiebreaker Times.Vergara added that he was selected by SRUSA as one of the 50 players around the world to be given scholarship after he sent a video compilation to Thomas, who then sent it to his contacts in the UK.last_img read more

Vanderbilt eliminated from SEC soccer tournament

first_imgORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Vanderbilt’s run in the SEC soccer tournament came to an end Wednesday with a 2-1 loss to Florida in the quarterfinals.The start of the TSSAA girls state soccer tournament has been postponed until Thursday.The start of the TSSAA girls state soccer tournament has been postponed until Thursday.The No. 8 seed Commodores (9-8-4) took a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute on junior Simone Charley’s goal from 16 yards out. It was the two-time All-SEC forward’s seventh goal of the season and 21st of her career.The score was 1-1 at halftime. The No. 1 seed Gators (15-3-1), who won the SEC regular-season championship and are ranked fifth in the nation, scored the game winner in the 75th minute.The Gators out-shot the Commodores 24-7.Under first-year coach Darren Ambrose, Vanderbilt allowed its fewest goals (23) since 2006.Top-seeded Florida comes back to beat Vandy – ESPN Videolast_img read more

Todd Gurley leads Georgia past Clemson 45-21

first_imgAug 30, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) returns a kickoff for a touchdown against the Clemson Tigers during the second quarter at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Todd Gurley ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns, returned a kickoff 100 yards for another score, and No. 12 Georgia gained some early style points in the national race with a 45-21 victory over No. 16 Clemson on Saturday night.If rating Heisman Trophy favorites after Week 1, Gurley would surely be among the favorites. He made the most of his limited touches on a sweltering night, averaging 17.2 yards every time he got his hands on the ball. He set a school record for all-purpose yards with 293, breaking the record of 290 set by Rodney Hampton in 1987.Georgia (1-0) broke open a game that was 21-21 at the half, shutting down Clemson (0-1) and a fast-break offense that didn’t look nearly as effective without Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins.Gurley pretty much finished off Clemson by himself, scoring on runs of 23, 18 and 51 yards.last_img read more

Norwich City player pictured with his agent at another club –…

first_imgRalf Fährmann’s move to Norwich City has been a complete disaster. Joinging on loan from Schalke in the summer window, the German media expected the goalkeeper to get regular minutes in the Premier League.He was leaving Schalke as there was no way past Alexander Nubel, but the latter has since agreed to join Bayern Munich next summer and has been having a wobble with his form, with lots of criticism going his way and suggestions he may now be sidelined until he leaves.In hindsight, Fährmann would probably have been better staying where he was, where he’d have now faced a tussle to be first choice, instead he’s had to deal with very limited minutes at Norwich City.The German media recently made clear he’d be leaving when the summer window opens, and his wife has also made clear their frustration on social media.Now it looks like Fährmann is leaving earlier.Aftonposten have pictured the Schalke owned player at SK Brann’s stadium, along with his agent, and he’s set to sign for the Norwegian club, again on loan.Norway’s transfer window doesn’t close until April 1st, which means the deal can go Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more