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Louis Calvin Davis

By on January 26, 2021

first_imgLouis Calvin Davis, 66, of Port Arthur passed away Friday, September 30, 2016. A native and lifelong resident of Port Arthur, Louis was baptized at First Sixth Street Baptist Church. He was a 1968 graduate of Lincoln High School. Louis is survived by his wife, Bernice; four children, Felicia January (Melvin), Louis Jr. (LaKisher), Eric (DeShawna) and Tevin Turner; his sister, Brenda Jones (Don); 6 grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Alma Everfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, October 8, 2016 at First Sixth Street Baptist Church with visitation from 8 a.m. until service time. Rev. Kalan Gardner, Sr. will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.last_img read more

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Mercury A5 aero carbon road wheels get Paul Lew designed Kamm Tail rims

By on January 18, 2021

first_imgMercury isn’t limiting carbon rim development to trail bikes, they’ve also been working with aero-guru Paul Lew on an all-new A-series of aerodynamic carbon road wheels as well. While at first glance they aren’t as visually striking as those flat-topped, mystery Fiber-X carbon enduro wheels, they do use a decidedly unconventional chopped top Kamm Tail rim profile to slice the wind.Mercury A-Series, Kamm Tail aero carbon road wheelsMercury Cycling says they worked with aerodynamics specialist Paul Lew to develop a fresh approach for the new their A-series wheels. First conceived in CFD, the wheels use a shape that Mercury is calling Kamm Tail 10 (#patentpending).The idea just like you see in aero frame profiles is that by chopping off the tail of an aerofoil shape you get the effective drag reduction performance of the longer shape lighter with less material, and with less impact from side wind conditions. On the wheel the effect looks even better as the chopped Kamm tail works similarly in the opposite direction, just like most modern blunt-nosed aero rim profiles. It even seems like the controlled air flow off the leading rim edge creates more of the ‘sailing effect’ we’ve seen in some aero wheels, knocking drag dow to zero (even providing some forward push) at strong quartering wind angles.This first new A5 aero wheel has a real depth of 55mm that is said to perform with the same perceived effect as an effective 67mm depth rim. Complete wheelset weight isn’t superlight at a claimed 1754g, but here the aero performance is key, and Mercury says they measurably outperform benchmark aero wheels like the Zipp 404 Firecrest & Reynolds 58 in almost every wind condition.The new A-Series wheels are set to be officially debuted in Taipei this coming week, and will include 36mm, 55mm & 77mm depth rim options (equating to effective 50mm, 67mm & 92mm depths, respectively.) All of the wheels will offer rim & disc brake variants with hi-temp carbon resins, and use straight-pull Mercury Tempest hubs with 2:1 lacing for balanced tension.Like the new mountain bike wheels, we should have the full aero details within a week. Keep an eye out…MercuryCycling.comlast_img read more

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Mission Hills City Administrator becomes first woman to win prestigious award for Kansas public managers

By on December 20, 2020

first_imgMission Hills’ Courtney Christensen is the first woman in the 28 year history of the Buford M. Watson, Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Management to win the honor.A longtime northeast Johnson County public administrator has become the first woman to win the Kansas Association of City/County Management’s top honor.Courtney Christensen, who has served as Mission Hills city administrator since 2000, found out at the association’s annual awards luncheon last month that she was the 2016 recipient of the Buford M. Watson, Jr., Award for Excellence in Public Management, which has been given annually for 28 years and is named for a former city manager of Lawrence. Christensen said she was shocked and honored to hear the luncheon emcee call her name for the award.“First they said ‘she,’ and I thought, well that’s really nice, because they hadn’t had a woman,” Christensen said. “So I was kind of looking around thinking, ‘Who could that be?’ And then they said, ‘social worker from Kansas State University,’ and I thought, ‘Oh my God. That’s got to be me.’”Indeed, before getting into public administration, Christensen spent six years as a social worker in a variety of roles, from counseling young children to making welfare visits. But she decided she wanted to seek a role in administration as she got further into her career, and had a professor suggest city management might be a good fit.Christensen’s first job in public administration came as an intern for Prairie Village City Administrator Barbara Vernon while she was still finishing her master’s degree at UMKC. From there, she eventually went on to take a job in the Kansas City, Mo., administration department, where she moved up the ranks over 12 years and became an assistant city manager. In April 2000, she started her role with Mission Hills.Christensen said her favorite part of the job is working on questions about how to do the most for residents with the tax dollars they pay to the city.“It’s like a puzzle,” she said. “First you’ve got to figure out how much money you’ve got. Then you have to figure out how you can do what the people want you to do within that money. And you have to move the pieces around.”She also said she takes pride in having helped launch the careers of a number of other city management professionals. Since she started the job, 17 public administration students have completed internships in her office, many of them going on to prominent careers in the Kansas City area. Chris Engel, who was recently named Merriam City Administrator, for example, was an intern in Christensen’s office.“A lot of them are city managers now,” she said of her former interns. “It’s really kind of fun.”last_img read more

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Promotion of Kvarner on the Italian market

By on November 20, 2020

first_imgThe Kvarner Tourist Board, after a series of extremely successful promotional activities in the main European emitting markets, continues to promote Kvarner on the Italian market. This time the emphasis is on the top eno and gastronomic offer of the Kvarner region, through the branding project – Kvarner Gourmet & Food, as an unavoidable gastro destination.Thus, thanks to the Kvarner Tourist Board, the popular television team of the Mediaset group – Rete4 channels – stayed in our region to realize a special edition of the show “Ricette all’Italiana” – Ricette Croate (Croatian recipes).The show “Ricette all’Italiana” explores and shows recipes of Italian cuisine, as well as destinations and other attractions of Italy.Once a year, the TV crew visits the surrounding countries and presents their gastronomy and tourist offer. In 2015, they chose Malta as their destination, and this year the honor went to Croatia, ie the Kvarner and Istrian regions, well known to the Italian market as favorite destinations for top gastronomic delights.The main coordinator of the program in the Kvarner area was the Kvarner Tourist Board, in cooperation with local tourist boards and businesses.The team of the television “Rete 4” collected materials for the realization of a total of 6 shows dedicated to the promotion of Croatia. In 3 shows, only the Kvarner region and a diverse offer of cultural, natural and historical heritage, art, active, health tourism… and of course, the inevitable and unique eno-gastronomic offer… In the other 3 shows, Istria will be promoted.The show “Ricette all’Italiana” is famous and loved by Italian viewers due to widely known and versatile hosts such as Davide Mengacci and Michelo Coppa, and is broadcast from Monday to Saturday from 10.50 to 11.30 on the program Mediaset Retequattro. The show can also be watched internationally through the portal www.video.mediaset.it or the section “Ricette all’Italiana”.With the constant assistance of the Kvarner Tourist Board, the TV crew got to know the diversity of the Kvarner tourist offer. Thus, the recording of recipes and cooking show followed in Kastav, which caused great interest not only from the local population and audience, but also foreign guests who stayed in Kastav, and through the recorded contributions were presented Opatija, Rijeka, the island of Krk – Vrbnik , Risnjak National Park, and Fužine. In this way, the Rete4 team was able to enjoy and see for themselves the diversity of the offer of the coast, islands and mountains, as well as the diversity of the gastronomic offer.”We hope that this is just the beginning of a successful, long-term cooperation with Italian television and a very important broadcasting market for us, and that we will have opportunities in further promotional activities to show all the beauties and diversity offered by the Kvarner region. We want to not only maintain the existing positive trend of the Italian market but also significantly increase it ” – said the director of the Kvarner Tourist Board, Ph.D. Irena Persic Zivadinov.The first broadcast was on Monday, May 2, followed by the shows that are scheduled for Wednesday, May 4 and Friday, May 6, beginning at 10.50:30 p.m. Reruns are expected at the end of the summer season. The show, lasting 40 to 250.000 minutes, is watched daily by over 35 viewers in the average age group of 65 to XNUMX, and, given the reach of viewers, will certainly have a significant promotional effect.In addition, the shows will be shown in the period before and after the season, which will certainly help guests from Italy to choose the Kvarner region for their vacation.last_img read more

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Tesco on track in Stoke after council CPOs ransom strip

By on October 18, 2020

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Let’s hear it for the engineers

By on September 29, 2020

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 To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access 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 communitylast_img read more

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Big chill(er) for MEPL Dubai

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first_imgThe Dubai-based project logistics expert handled the shipment of various chiller parts; one of which was 4.8 m by 3.95 m by 3.7 m and weighed 26 tonnes.MEPL says this shipment was challenging because the components were a vital part of a new facility and had to be shipped without any delays from China. Out of eight 20 ft flat racks, one was delayed during customs clearance, but MEPL and its Chinese partner got special approval for a late delivery from the shipping line  www.mepl-intl.comlast_img read more

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Industry News in Brief

By on September 28, 2020

first_imgCanada: Amsted Industries opened a Canadian arm on April 2. Based in Boucherville, Quebec, Amsted Canada Inc will provide combined sales and support for ASF-Keystone Inc, Brenco/QBS and Griffin Wheel Co.Czech Republic: CKD Vagonka’s Ostrava-Vitkovice passenger rolling stock plant was opened by Prime Minister Milos Zeman on March 23. The works is leased from steel maker Zelezarny Vitkovice under an agreement signed on November 1.France: The name Alstom Transport Information Solutions was adopted by Alstom’s signalling business from March 31.Great Britain: Mayflower Aerospace & Rail Systems was created in March. It is owned by Mayflower Corp (25%), Bridgepoint Capital (37·5%) and Lloyds TSB Development Capital (37·5%). Mayflower contributed 100% of the assets of Mayflower Technical Services, and MAR simultaneously acquired Trim Engineering Ltd for £38m.Italy: On March 30 Fiat sold its remaining 49% interest in Alstom Ferroviaria to Mediocredito Centrale. Cash proceeds from the sale were approximately 147m euros. Fiat had sold the other 51% to Alstom on October 18 2000.Finmeccanica’s results for the year to December 31 2000 have revealed an operating loss of 99bn lire made by its Transportation businesses (RG 4.01 p259), down from an operating profit of 62bn lire in 1999 and due primarily to losses incurred by Union Switch & Signal in the USA. Orders were up from 1048bn lire in 1999 to 3192bn lire. Finmeccanica President Roberto Lina has indicated that the Transportation businesses could be sold off by the end of 2002.Malaysia: Balfour Beatty Rail Power Systems has set up a southeast Asia regional office in Kuala Lumpur. The joint venture unit formerly known as DaimlerChrysler Rail Systems (KL) Sdn Bhd has become Balfour Beatty Rail Sdn Bhd.Mexico: Timken de Mexico opened a locomotive and wagon bearing reconditioning plant in Mexico City during March.Poland: On March 22 GATX Corp announced that it had completed its acquisition of Poland’s national tank wagon owner and fuel distributor Dyrekcja Eksploatacji Cystern. USA based GATX Rail Overseas Holding Corp bought 100% of the shares for 350m zloty.USA: On March 12 Siemens shares were listed on the New York stock exchange. Siemens President & CEO Dr Heinrich v Pierer said ‘We must be traded on the world’s largest stock exchange, along with our competitors. Listing here also gives Siemens an additional currency for potential acquisitions and strategic investments.’Transentric and Snyder Equipment have formed an alliance to market FuelHawk, a web-based locomotive fuel management tool.Union Pacific Corp has selected Clarus Corp as its e-commerce provider. Clarus will supply UP with procurement and settlement software.On April 1 Swiss company Railcor AG took over operations at the Adtranz rolling stock assembly plant in Pratteln near Basel. Work in hand includes Cobra trams for Zürich and double-deck inter-city coaches for Swiss Federal Railways.last_img read more

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