Elgie Bright Named Chair of Northwood University’s Automotive Marketing Program

first_imgMIDLAND, Mich. – Northwood University recently announced the addition of Elgie Bright as assistant professor and chair of its automotive marketing program. Bright assumes the role following the retirement of Joseph Lescota, who has held the position since 2000.   Bright earned a BA from Adrian College and his MBA from Northwood University. He has more than 20 years of experience in the automotive retail, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket industry. Bright has held the position of field district sales manager for General Motors for the past 12 years with the responsibilities of implementing market plans for assigned areas and focusing on meeting all strategic growth initiatives. He also has experience as assistant manager for Art Moran Pontiac in Southfield, Mich., where he acted as liaison between the fixed operations department and General Motors.   According to the university, Bright possesses a strong background in management through optimizing key resources, cost controls and maximizing profitability working with retail outlets. He has been instrumental in increasing gross profit opportunities through innovative problem solving and program development.   Bright also is a member of Flushing Rotary, president of Flushing Church Trustee Board and vice chair of Leadership Genesee Community Foundation.   AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

History made as first South East Asia conference begins

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CAL expands B747 fleet

first_imgLess than two years ago, CAL operated two classic B-747-200 freighters. The airline explained that a series of deals have established the current fleet of three B747 aircraft – an extended range freighter, Boeing converted freighter and a standard freighter.”We are thrilled to announce the completion of two deals: we are introducing freighter Charlie to our fleet while keeping freighter Bravo as well,” said Offer Gilboa, owner, chairman and ceo of the CAL group.”The three freighter fleet will support CAL’s growth strategy aimed at increasing our activity of scheduled and charter flights from our hub in Liege.”www.cal-cargo.comlast_img read more

Thorco Projects calls on Navis

first_imgThe system, according to Navis, will provide greater visibility of charter party compliance by monitoring the operational speed versus fuel oil consumption as agreed upon with the charter party.In addition, the system gives automatic notifications if the speed consumption curve exceeds certain limits, which enables closer collaboration between Thorco Projects and ship managers in order to continuously optimise vessel performance.“Operating a mixed fleet of own and chartered vessels in a spot market business is often a challenge, since the operational vessel performance data are being evaluated from different perspectives with different priorities,” explained Thomas Mikkelsen, ceo at Thorco Projects.“Establishing a multi-tenant source of truth that ensures the same level of knowledge about operational data in real time of different stakeholders is a step towards effective operations in a dynamic market based on collaboration.”www.thorcoprojects.comwww.navis.comlast_img read more

Man linked to Texas shooting faced military court martial

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARE 2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests Names of deputies involved in Immokalee fatal shooting released Man linked to Texas shooting faced military court martial center_img Recommended NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) — The man authorities have identified as the gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church was discharged from the Air Force for allegedly assaulting his spouse and child, according to an Air Force spokeswoman.The spokeswoman, Ann Stefanek, said Sunday that Devin Kelley was sentenced to 12 months’ confinement after a 2012 court-martial. He ultimately received a bad conduct discharge and reduction in rank. She said Kelley served in Logistics Readiness at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico from 2010 until his discharge in 2014.Authorities did not announce his name at a news conference on the shooting, saying only that the suspect was a white male in his 20s.But a U.S. official and a law enforcement official identified Kelley as the person who opened fire Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people and wounding about 20 others.The U.S. official told The Associated Press that Kelley lived in a San Antonio suburb and that he doesn’t appear to be linked to organized terrorist groups. The official said investigators are looking at social media posts Kelley may have made in the days before Sunday’s attack, including one that appeared to show an AR-15 style semiautomatic weapon. The official requested anonymity because the person did not have authorization to speak publicly.An address listed in online records as belonging to Kelley is located in New Braunfels, Texas, just outside San Antonio and about 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Sutherland Springs.MORE: 26 killed in church attack in Texas’ deadliest mass shootingLocal records of an August traffic ticket issued in New Braunfels, Texas, for an expired registration and not having auto insurance give a birthdate that would make him 26 years old.At the address listed for Kelley in New Braunfels, two sheriff’s vans were parked outside and police officers stood at the gate of a cattle fence surrounding the property. Law enforcement officials gathered at the property declined to comment on why they were there. Several messages left for his relatives went unreturned.Neighbors said that they heard intense gunfire coming from the direction of the address listed for Kelley in recent days.“It’s really loud. At first I thought someone was blasting,” said Ryan Albers, 16, who lives across the road. “It had to be coming from somewhere pretty close. It was definitely not just a shotgun or someone hunting. It was someone using automatic weapon fire.”A person matching Kelley’s name and date of birth also registered in 2014 to vote in Colorado, with an address listed in Colorado Springs, home of the U.S. Air Force Academy. The Colorado Secretary of State’s office lists his registration now as inactive.According to Texas Department of Public Safety regional director Freeman Martin, the gunman arrived at a Valero gas station near the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs at around 11:20 a.m. Sunday. He was dressed in black, wearing tactical gear and a ballistic vest.He crossed the street to the church, left his vehicle and started firing a Ruger AR assault-type rifle at the church. Then he entered the church and fired.As he left the church, the shooter met an unidentified area resident with his own rifle who pursued him. The suspect was found dead in his vehicle near the border between Wilson and Guadalupe counties.Martin says it’s unclear if he died of a self-inflected wound or was shot by the resident.Carrie Matula embraces a woman after a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. Matula said she heard the shooting from the gas station where she works a block away. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) Published: November 5, 2017 10:59 PM EST Updated: November 5, 2017 11:04 PM EST last_img read more

Ebola vaccinations begin in North Kivu

first_imgNurses working with the World Health Organization prepare to administer vaccines in May, 2018. AFP PHOTO | JUNIOR KANNAHEbola vaccinations have begun in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.According to the Ministry of Public Health the vaccinations will target high risk populations.The provincial health minister and provincial coordinator of the Expanded Programme on Immunization were the first to be vaccinated, followed by first line health workers from the Mangina Health Centre, who had been in contact with people confirmed to have Ebola.“Vaccines are an important tool in the fight against Ebola. This is why it has been a priority to move them rapidly into place to begin protecting our health workers and the affected population,” said Dr Oly Ilunga, the country’s Minister for Health.Following a second outbreak of Ebola this year in the DR Congo, a total of 44 cases have been reported so far, with 17 of them confirmed.According to a statement from the World Health Organisation (WHO), a total of 3,220 doses of the rVSV-ZEBOV Ebola vaccine are currently available in the DR Congo, while supplementary doses have been requested.“The Democratic Republic of the Congo has once again demonstrated strong leadership in its early response to this outbreak,” said WHO Director Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.“Ebola is aggressive. We must respond more aggressively. Beginning the vaccination so quickly is a key early step.”This is the tenth outbreak of Ebola reported in the Central African country.Related West Africa Ebola Outbreak West Africa Ebola freecenter_img Ebola: Liberia Childhood Vaccinations Falling Drastically last_img read more

Art on the Grand Facebook page previews 2019 artists

first_imgA hundred artists from around the country will arrive in downtown Farmington June 1 and 2 for the 10th annual Art on the Grand juried arts festival, and you can preview the event on social media.Here are a few posts from the Art on the Grand Facebook page:  Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Learn more and download a map showing all of the 2019 fine artists and their locations at artonthegrand.com.center_img Reported bylast_img read more

49ers, Redskins set for Osaka Dome

first_imgOSAKA — The five-time Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers will take on the Washington Redskins on Aug. 4 at the Osaka Dome in NFL Osaka 2002, the National Football League announced Thursday.It will be the first time for the city of Osaka to host the American Bowl, the NFL’s overseas preseason series. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img This will be the 11th American Bowl held in Japan, with the previous 10 games all having been played in Tokyo. The NFL moved this game partly because football is very popular in the Osaka area.The 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia and Redskins offensive tackle Chris Samuels are visiting Osaka to promote the game. The two players were scheduled to attend the Kintetsu Buffaloes-Yomiuri Giants preseason game Saturday at the Osaka Dome, where Garcia was to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.The 49ers went 12-4 last season and made the playoffs for the first time in four years. Their offense ranked second only to the St. Louis Rams in the NFC, and features the passing attack of Garcia and wide receiver Terrell Owens.Longtime University of Florida coach Steve Spurrier takes over the Redskins from the fired Marty Schottenheimer and is to make his NFL coaching debut in the Osaka game.Tickets will go on sale on March 31. Prices are 6,500 yen to 13,000 yen. Luxury box seats, limited to 130 and sold only on the official game Web site nfl.osaka2002.jp/ cost 100,000 yen but will include actual jerseys the players wear during the game. last_img read more

Hall backs Academy pair to impress after England U18 call-ups

first_img Will Capon (JMP UK). “Blake has done exceptionally well to be recognised as an U17 in the squad. He has put in some good performances in the Academy U18’s League, scoring some great tries and assisting in several too.“Stepping up to international level is a challenge I’m sure Blake will relish over the next couple of months.”England U18s will open their season against France at Stade Jean Rolland, in Digne-les-Bains on 3 March (KO 3pm local time, 2pm GMT).Fixtures against Scotland on 18 March at Stirling County RFC (KO 12pm) and Wales on 25 March at Sardis Road, Pontypridd (KO 4.15pm) then follow before the ‘Six Nations Festival’.Based in Wales, England U18s will play Scotland at Ystrad Mynach (31 March), Italy at Cardiff Arms Park (4 April) and France at the same venue on 8 April. Kick off times are to be confirmed. Blake Boyland (JMP UK).center_img Capon represented England at U18 level last season, while Boyland, an U17, has been called up for the first time – and Hall says both selections are fully deserved.“We are delighted to see Will and Blake recognised in this way by the national U18 coaches,” he said. “Will has obviously been involved in the set-up for the past couple of seasons, so it will be great to see him continue to develop at age-grade international level and how he uses his experience in a leadership role within the squad.last_img read more