Los Alamos LWV Voters Candidate Forum Oct. 3

first_imgLeague of Women Voters News:The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos will hold a candidate forum 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at UNM-LA in the Lecture Hall in Building. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The league invited candidates for both the Los Alamos School Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board. LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus will explain the school bond question at this event. School Board Candidates:Position 3 (District 3 Aspen Elementary): Morrie Pongratz, Christine Bernstein;Position 4 (District 4 Barranca Elementary & Middle School): Julia Baker, Melanie Colgan; andPosition 5 (District 5 Mountain Elementary and High School): Dawn Jalbert.All three school districts are on the hill.All positions are four-year terms.UNMLA Advisory Board Candidates:Position 3: Patrick Soran, Laura Burrows, David Hampton; andPosition 4: Stephen Boerigter, Christopher Luchini.All County residents can vote for all positions.Election Day is Nov. 5; early voting begins Oct. 8 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.last_img read more

LXB Retail increases NAV by 3%

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The inside track on iPort Rail

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Advance Auto Parts Names Andrew Page Controller, Chief Accounting Officer

first_imgAdvance Auto Parts has announced that Andrew Page will be appointed senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, effective May 13. In this role, Page will be responsible for enterprise-wide accounting operations, tax, external financial reporting and all related complianceAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Page brings more than 25 years of broad-based accounting and finance experience to Advance. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and chief accounting officer for Under Armour. He joined Under Armour in 2011 as assistant controller. Earlier in his career, Page served as assistant controller for FTI Consulting Inc., an independent global business advisory firm. Page’s other experience includes senior finance positions at AES Corp. Inc., General Electric, Discovery Communications Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers, among others. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement Page takes on the controller and chief accounting officer role that has been held by Shepherd since March 2017. Page earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Kentucky University and his Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. center_img With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  “I am extremely pleased to have Andrew join the Advance team,” said Jeff Shepherd, executive vice president and CFO. “Andrew’s extensive and diverse finance-related experience combined with his business acumen will be a tremendous addition to our already strong finance organization. I look forward to working closely with Andrew as we continue our efforts to transform Advance and solidify our position as a true industry leader.” DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Air Liquide inaugurates new Tokyo Innovation Campus

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Possible Boost for Japanese Offshore Wind

first_imgThe Japanese Government was urged to lift offshore wind tariff while lowering the tariff for solar energy, reported Reuters.Ever since the nuclear disaster in 2011, Japan has been looking to develop other ways of energy production, this is why the new feed-in tariff scheme was introduced in 2012, which required utilities to buy all power generated from renewable sources.“As you look at Japan, and how we see the energy mix in Japan … we see an opportunity, and that opportunity is in renewables,” said Anne McEntee, head of renewable energy at GE , last month at a wind energy conference.In a report issued last week, the government panel recommends rising of offshore wind tariff to 30 yen per kwh, and cut of 11% in solar tariffs to 32 yen per kwh.Since November, wind energy projects have accounted for only 3 percent of development approvals, while solar accounted for around 94 percent. Offshore WIND staff, March 11, 2014; Image: MHIlast_img read more

Petrobras cancels five drill ships

first_imgThe company stated that it would need to drill fewer wells in the Santos Basin than had been anticipated, due to greater productivity levels and other efficiencies from the project wells already operational in the area.www.petrobras.comlast_img

Solicitors still first choice

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Government urged to clarify SFO future

first_imgThe government has been urged to clarify the future of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), amid fresh concerns that the specialist body is to be merged into a new crime-fighting agency. Answering questions in parliament, solicitor general Robert Buckland (pictured) stopped short of giving a definite answer on the office’s future status – saying only that the situation was ‘under review’.The SFO is one of several agencies under the spotlight as part of a Cabinet Office review of agencies set up to combat economic crime. The National Crime Agency (NCA) and Financial Conduct Authority are among others being assessed.The Cabinet Office declined to comment on the review, referring the Gazette to comments made by Home Secretary Amber Rudd in parliament in December.Rudd said the government will look at the UK’s response to economic crime ‘more broadly’, including at the effectiveness of ’organisational framework and the capabilities, resources and powers available to the organisations that tackle economic crime’.Pressed by Conservative MP Bob Neill and Labour’s shadow solicitor-general Nick Thomas-Symonds, Buckland said he agreed that the SFO was doing a good job but did not give reassurance about its future.Thomas-Symonds called on Buckland to confirm that the SFO will not be merged with the NCA, a plan Theresa May is thought to have considered when she was home secretary.Buckland said he and the government had a ‘duty at all times’ to review organisations. He added that he believed the SFO’s ‘Roskill model’, where prosecutors and investigators work together, ‘works very well’.Thomas-Symonds said: ‘This government needs to recognise the value of the SFO and its importance to our international reputation for tackling cases of bribery and corruption.‘It would be a grave mistake to dispose of the SFO and its unique structure. Ministers must provide clarity on its future immediately.’An SFO spokesperson told the Gazette: ‘The structure of law enforcement is a matter for government – we are cooperating fully with and contributing to this exercise.’last_img read more

Gears 5 campaign review

first_img Credit: The Coalition / Xbox Game Studios Gears of War is probably the manliest series ever made. Oddly, it managed to have a touching story that kept you invested. Ditching the brawny guys for a female this time, let’s see how The Coalition did.After the events of Gears of War 4, Delta Squad is reinstated back into the COG army and the outsider, Kait, joins them. At the behest of Baird, Delta Squad is on the way to bring a satellite online to utilise the powerful Hammer of Dawn. Unfortunately, this one satellite won’t do and the team race off in search of the rest. Kait is also trying to piece together her past and the link between her and the Locust horde.Watch the Gears 5 launch trailer below:Gears of War 4 was a solid entry in the franchise but it suffered with some odd pacing. One of the biggest issues I had with it was the finale and the way it shifted focus to Kait. She was a character I didn’t care about and seeing her as the focus for the next title was disappointing. Gears 5 may open like a traditional Gears game but once you control Kait things change. As Kait, you are trying to get the satellites back online whilst tracking down memories of her past. On this front, the game does a wonderful job. Kait is more interesting this time around and her backstory is gripping. The game also tries to focus on the ever growing plot and this is where it doesn’t quite hit the mark. It lacks the bombastic moments the previous titles had and it seems to struggle balancing the two plotlines. Kait’s story is resolved quickly but the main plot comes in so late, it’s over before you know it. There is a decision to make at the end but you aren’t given enough time to take it in the moment, or see the repercussions. The cast are as solid as ever, Kait and Del make a good team and Marcus Fenix is as gruff as ever. Overall, it was better than I was expecting.Watch the Gears 5 – Kait, Unleashed trailer below:The combat remains mostly unchanged. The heavy rolls and “Roadie Runs” make a return. The cover system works as well as ever and the enemies are still fun to take down. Gears 5 adds in a couple of new systems, starting with Jack. Jack is your robot companion and has access to several abilities. These range from temporary health increases for the squad, invisibility, a shield and more. He’s fairly useful in a fight by himself but using his abilities is essential for higher difficulties. It’s fluid and works perfectly. The biggest change is the open world segments. This is where The Coalition shine as they strike a perfect balance between extra content and not bogging the game down. There are only two open maps and they have around half a dozen explorable locations with up to three side missions in each and that’s all it needs. The side content isn’t deep but it’s enough and easily skipped. The main reason to explore is for upgrades for Jack. I was initially worried that Gears 5 would be another game that has a crafting system rammed into it but Gears 5 uses a single item for upgrades. Thank you, The Coalition, you guys get it. This is going to rub some people the wrong way but I think it’s excellent. I wish the side quests were a little more in-depth, something the sequel should focus on. Getting around these locations is easy with the Skiff, a snowmobile with a giant parachute that cuts through the wind. Sliding above the icy waters or skimming through red sand feels awesome. Gears 5 refines the shooting and adds in these extra gameplay features, without sacrificing the series standard systems.View some Gears 5 screenshots in our gallery: Credit: The Coalition / Xbox Game Studios Credit: The Coalition / Xbox Game Studios Credit: The Coalition / Xbox Game Studioscenter_img Credit: The Coalition / Xbox Game Studios Gears of War 4 used Unreal Engine 4 masterfully and Gears 5 improves on it in every way. The most striking visual feature is without doubt, the incredible real-time cutscenes. These are jaw-dropping and showcase what we can expect from the next generation of consoles. It’s no slouch in-game as well. The Xbox One X targets 4K 60FPS and does a great job in doing so. The dynamic resolution is smoothed by a great upscaling method and the framerate is stable throughout. The Coalition have done a fantastic job with HDR, further improving this great feature. In short, it’s stunning. The voice acting is great across the board and Laura Bailey yet again proves she’s one of the best actresses in the business, as Kait. The soundtrack is pretty solid throughout, reusing old themes well.Despite my worries, The Coalition have done a great job. The plot isn’t as strong as the previous titles but it’s good enough. The combat is as great as ever and the new features work well and as expected the game looks amazing. This is a good direction for the series, hopefully The Coalition can iron out the small issues for the sequel. Which better be titled Gears of War 6!To see what we thought of the multiplayer, check out our Gears 5 multiplayer review.Publisher: Xbox Game Studios Developer: The Coalition Release Date: 6th September 2019 Reviewed On: Xbox One Also Available On: PC Credit: The Coalition / Xbox Game Studioslast_img read more