McMenon appoints regional general manager for Middle East and Asia-Pacific

first_imgMcMenon specialises in the design and manufacture of differential pressure flow meters such as orifice plates, averaging pitot tubes, wedge meters, nozzles, Venturi meters (topside and subsea) as well as variable area flow meters and temperature monitoring equipment. Bipin said: “McMenon’s engineering heritage, expertise, capability, flexibility and reliability puts it in a strong position to grow. Nurturing our current relationships and building new ones will be key to our strategy. McMenon Engineering Services has appointed Bipin Nair, who has over 20 years’ industry experience, as regional general manager for the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. Anand Puthran, CEO at McMenon, said: “We have strengthened our senior management team as part of our brand building and growth strategy. Bipin has been tasked with communicating McMenon’s product quality, service and commitment to excellence as well as developing the company’s operations in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. center_img “We want our customers to use our expertise and solutions for the most demanding applications to improve overall plant efficiency with minimum downtime.” He was previously with Wika Group in the Middle East for ten years, rising to the position of regional marketing manager. “The Middle East and Asia-Pacific are key markets for McMenon with huge potential for growth. It is therefore important we have the right calibre of people on board to meet our aspirations and deliver a service to clients that exceeds expectations. We are excited to welcome Bipin to the McMenon team.” last_img read more

U.S. anti-legalization group urges more access to marijuana research

first_imgReuters 28 May 2015A group opposed to pot legalization is unveiling proposals on Thursday for the U.S. government to ease restrictions on scientific research into marijuana’s potential as medicine, in a first step for an organization of its kind.The plan from Smart Approaches to Marijuana, which is co-founded by former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy, comes after three U.S. Senators this year introduced a bill that would require the federal government to recognize pot’s medical value and allow states to set their own medical cannabis policies.Kennedy will present his group’s plan on Thursday to officials in Washington, said Kevin Sabet, the group’s president and chief executive.Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia allow medical marijuana, and voters in four states have gone further by approving the drug for recreational use by adults. But the drug remains illegal under federal law, which classifies pot as a dangerous narcotic with no current medical use.Drug policy reformers say the federal government’s strict rules on marijuana research have prevented needed studies in the United States. With its plan, Smart Approaches to Marijuana is calling for changes to some of those rules.“Let’s put research into the hands of legitimate scientists, not pot profiteers,” Sabet said.The group also is calling for the Department of Health and Human Services to eliminate a review process for marijuana research that critics say is burdensome.And the group says the Drug Enforcement Agency should eliminate certain regulatory requirements for research into cannabidiol (CBD), a component of marijuana seen as having a number of medical applications, and work with states to allow a pure CBD product to be distributed more broadly for research.http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/28/us-usa-marijuana-research-idUSKBN0OD1RM20150528last_img read more

Implementation plans for universal childhood education underway

first_imgVeda GeorgeAssistant education officer in the ministry of education Veda George has indicated that in order to provide access for the 20% of the country’s children who are not at preschool; several measures must be put in place.The government of Dominica has communicated their intention through the minister of education to fully implement Universal Early Childhood Education in Dominica by September 2012.George told the third consultation on universal early childhood education that there are some preschool which are still not registered with the ministry of education and this is a top priority.“We are working towards proving quality access to 20% of children within the pre-school age who for one reasons or the other are not accessing the service. It would mean that in some instances, early childhood programs would have to be integrated within existing primary schools however no private preschool will be closed expect if they fall below the expected standards”.George said the ministry of education has commenced accommodating private preschools, within the primary schools settings, ensuring that the students are within a safe environment.“In order to provide access for the children who are spread across the country, we may have to establish a pre-kindergarten, utilizing already existing space, with modifications or we would have to construct a new facility next to our primary school”. According to George an audit to determine capacity must be conducted in order for the ministry to make a final decision.Dominica Vibes News 49 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img EducationLocalNewsPrimary Implementation plans for universal childhood education underway by: – April 4, 2012 Share Sharelast_img read more

More details released in Dearborn County drowning

first_imgHidden Valley Lake, Ind. — Officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department say the body of a 5-year-old female was found about 60 feet from the shoreline in five feet of water in Hidden Valley Lake Saturday.After receiving the call around 9:11 p.m. officers and bystanders found the body at 9:30 p.m. The child was immediately transported to the Dearborn County Hospital where she was pronounced dead.Reports indicate the child was not wearing a personal flotation device.Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage citizens to use extreme caution when around waterways and the use of personal flotation devices. Officers encourage residents to never swim alone.The original story:Hidden Valley Lake, Ind. — The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a child drowning at Hidden Valley Lake.Reports indicate police were called to the public beach off Longview Drive around 9 p.m. Saturday. Police found the body of the 5-year-old female child within an hour of arrival.Out of respect for the family the public beach was closed Sunday.The tragedy remains under investigation.last_img read more

IUPUI seeks revenge on Detroit

first_img Associated Press February 28, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com IUPUI seeks revenge on Detroitcenter_img TEAM LEADERS: IUPUI’s Marcus Burk has averaged 21.2 points while Jaylen Minnett has put up 16.5 points. For the Titans, Antoine Davis has averaged 23.7 points and 4.6 assists while Chris Brandon has put up 6.3 points and eight rebounds.CREATING OFFENSE: Davis has been directly responsible for 60 percent of all Detroit field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 27 field goals and 13 assists in those games.STREAK STATS: Detroit has lost its last four road games, scoring 74.5 points, while allowing 87.3 per game.ASSIST RATIOS: The Jaguars have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Titans. IUPUI has 44 assists on 79 field goals (55.7 percent) over its past three matchups while Detroit has assists on 27 of 67 field goals (40.3 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Detroit as a team has made 8.4 3-pointers per game this season, which is most among Horizon teams. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDetroit (7-23, 5-12) vs. IUPUI (7-23, 3-14)Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis; Saturday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Detroit goes for the season sweep over IUPUI after winning the previous matchup in Detroit. The teams last met on Jan. 23, when IUPUI made just two free throws on seven attempts while the Titans hit 11 of 12 en route to the 12-point victory.last_img read more

Solvay boys bowlers remain atop OHSL standings

first_img Tags: bowlingSolvayWest Genesee The Solvay girls had its own 7-0 victory over APW, with Abigail Lee at the forefront as she got a 176 game in the middle of her 430 series. Kiyyasia Elien earned a 402 series and Michalena Raymond had a three-game total of 353.In a key battle on Friday, Solvay met Bishop Grimes, and it proved the closest match of the season so far, but the Bearcats held off the Cobras 4-3 to improve to 9-1.This happened despite Grimes having a pinfall of 2,483 to Solvay’s 2,364. Matysuk had a 525 series closed by a 194, with Bigelow (477 series) just ahead of Tarbell (473 series) as Owen Britton contributed a 452 series. Another 7-0 victory for the Solvay girls put its overall record at 8-2, this time with Anastasia LaFlair in front thanks to a 468 series that included an opening game of 175.Caitlin McCann earned a 443 series and high game of 162. Rylie Dwyer, with a 442 series, was one pin behind McCann, while Lee had a three-game total of 409.West Genesee faced Baldwinsville on Friday, and the Wildcats lost both ends of that match at B’ville Sports Bowl.The 3-0 defeat by the boys Wildcats had Richard Wituszynski shoot a pair of 200 games in his 585 series. Bobby Bidwell closed with 214 and 205 in his 559 set.Connor Mathewson (534 series) and Deano Procopio (501 series) were close behind as B’ville’s Tanner Rozyczko shot a 675 series, with Dylan Love shooting a 266 game and Eric Hildreth a 254 game.The girls match had WG falling 3-0 even though Lorelai Leskoske was quite impressive with a 197 game closing out a 545 series.Rebecca Wituszynski, with a 441 series, beat out the 418 set from Cassie Felicia as B’ville’s Amelia Ponto improved from a 187 to a 209 to a 233 during her 629 set.Solvay’s girls also got a 7-0 victory over APW to move to 6-2 on the season, with Abigail Lee leading the way thanks to her 430 series. Kiyyasia Elien earned a 403 series, while Michalena Raymond had a three-game total of 353.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img It continues to be a breakthrough season for the Solvay boys bowling team as it had only dropped a single match this season, to Homer on Dec. 15.The Bearcats’ run continued last Tuesday at Strike-N-Spare Lanes with a 7-0 romp over Altmar-Parish-Williamstown, led by Russ Tarbell, who closed with a 194 as part of a 555 series.Just behind Tarbell, Ethan Bigelow started with games of 189 and 214 during his 551 set as Ed Matysuk earned a 470 series and Alex Gallardo had a three-game total of 444.last_img read more

Syracuse women’s basketball recovers from sloppy start to dominate Siena, 102-65

first_img Published on November 14, 2016 at 9:40 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Blood dripped from Brittney Sykes’ face as the redshirt senior slapped the side of the baseline panel and took a seat. One minute into the night, she had sustained what appeared to be an elbow to the lip and was forced out of the game.In her absence, Siena exploded to a 9-0 run. Ninety seconds of action saw Alexis Peterson get stripped and SU air ball 3-pointers.Midway through the first quarter, without one of its star players, Syracuse trailed by six.But eight seconds into the second, Gabby Cooper drilled a 3 from the right wing, sparking a 14-1 run. The spurt supercharged No. 14 Syracuse’s (2-0) offense to a 29-9 second quarter outburst. After a deadlocked 20-20 opening frame, the Orange dominated Siena (0-1), 102-65, Monday night in the Carrier Dome.“It’s tough because this is their first game so we had last year’s tapes,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said, referencing SU’s film study on Siena. “We kind of just had to play a little bit.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU scored 100 points for the first time since 2013 and racked up at least 95 points for the second-consecutive game to start the year. By game’s end, Isabella Slim (16 points), Sykes (18), Briana Day (19), Peterson (19), Cooper (11) and Jade Phillips (10) had contributed double-figure scoring.Returning its top four scorers from a year ago, Siena came out strong in the first quarter. Jackie Benitez repeatedly hit pull-up jumpers to keep the Saints in it. While Siena’s leading scorer in 2015-16, junior point guard Kollyns Scarbrough, was held to nine points, the Saints converted on chances, shooting 50 percent from the field in the first. Syracuse, meanwhile, played sloppily in the opening minutes against a team that has had only one winning season over the last decade.The Orange got its shots but the only uncertainty was how many it’d knock down. SU went just 6-for-16 from the field. Even in the 29-point second quarter, Syracuse shot only 35 percent from the field. Where it thrived was in shot generation, tallying 31 shots and hitting on 11.Syracuse paced the floor in the second quarter and beyond, applied pressure defensively and chucked up shots — something it had not done in the opening 10 minutes. The Orange switched from a three-quarter-court defense to full court. In the half court, SU extended farther than it did in the first — near the midcourt line — to pressure Siena guards. When backup guards came on, Syracuse suffocated the Saints offense.“Our point guards got in some foul trouble, which hurt,” Siena head coach Ali Jaques said. “I think it caused some tentativeness.”Even when SU sagged off, the Saints could hardly get shots off. They scored just two points inside the paint and shot only 1-for-11 in the second quarter.Cooper’s early 3-pointer sparked the run. From the wing, Sykes threw a dart to Day’s chest. Day made an up-and-under move for the basket. A couple of possessions later, Sykes cut to the dish for two. Then she maneuvered her way around Siena center Meghan Donohue for a bucket down low.Phillips drilled a slight-fade away 3 from the wing, pulling her hands down. Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman took a sip of water and shook his head with a light chuckle. A Day to Sykes alley-oop layup off an inbound pass followed.Toward the end of the quarter, Chelayne Bailey drove from the wing, drawing a second defender before she slotted a pass to Isabella Slim for two points. Syracuse jogged into the locker room up 49-29 at the half, turning a tie game into one that would soon be out of reach. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Former SU field hockey standout, Laura Hurff, playing lacrosse this spring

first_imgOne day in third grade, Laura Hurff was “it” in a game of tag. After less than two minutes, Hurff had tagged everyone.She came up to her teacher, who happened to be her mother, Linda, and asked, “What’s next?” Linda remembered making sure not to make her daughter “it” again so the game would last longer.“That’s probably her biggest asset,” Linda said. “Her speed. She’s used it. I’ve always said she’s been given a God-given talent and that’s what you need to do, use it.”That speed helped Hurff become a three-time All-American in field hockey at Syracuse. She was part of the first women’s national championship at SU as a member of the 2015 field hockey team. She hopes to continue her field hockey career as an Olympian for the United States. For now, in her last semester as an undergraduate, she’s returned to her first sport, lacrosse, as a defender for the Orange (2-0) women’s lacrosse team. Hurff said she hopes it’s just another stepping stone toward her field hockey goals.“Her former high school coach was an old friend,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “… She mentioned it when she was coming, you’ve got a really good lacrosse player that plays field hockey … Sure enough, we got that opportunity to have her.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLinda played college lacrosse herself at Delaware. She was a member of the second-ever NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse national title team in 1983, her senior year.Syracuse field hockey head coach Ange Bradley, who played both lacrosse and field hockey at UD a few years after Linda graduated, was at that national championship game, Linda remembered. Bradley remembered Linda when Hurff first came to SU, Linda said.Because Linda had devoted much of her life to lacrosse, it was natural for Hurff to pick up a stick early in elementary school, trailing her mother to camps when she couldn’t be left at home. Hurff began playing club lacrosse soon thereafter.“She just pushed me to be the best that I could,” Hurff said, “and to be honest, without my mom coaching me when I was little I don’t know where I would have been.”  Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorIn middle school, Linda was Hurff’s coach, meaning Hurff was never going to have a free pass. One gameday, Hurff went to the nurse’s office and her temperature was around 102 degrees. So Linda brought her daughter to her office in the school, had her sleep all day and made sure Hurff played well enough in the game’s first half that she could sit out the second.“If I told her to go through this wall,” Linda said, “she would have run through it.”In high school, Hurff played field hockey, basketball and lacrosse. Linda said she thinks her daughter could have played D-I lacrosse, and Hurff said the head coach at Delaware reached out about the possibility. But Hurff always wanted to play in the Olympics, and field hockey is in the Olympics, while lacrosse isn’t.Syracuse, which had turned into an NCAA tournament regular under Bradley, became the place for Hurff to use her speed. Though Hurff didn’t play her mother’s sport, she chose to wear the No. 14 that Linda wore at UD. By Hurff’s sophomore season, she had become the key cog at the heart of SU’s midfield, the year SU won its national title. She had reached the collegiate peak but was still chasing her Olympic dream.As a high schooler, Hurff spent time with the United States under-17 national team. The summer before her junior year, she played with the U.S. under-21 team. All that’s left to reach is the senior team. She’ll be away from Syracuse twice during the season, once for a camp later this week in Chula Vista, California, where the U.S. will take on Canada, and once over spring break.“My hope is that right after college, (U.S. head coach Janneke Schopman will) pull me up officially to the team, and we’re still waiting for that,” Hurff said. “I’m not gonna say that it’s definitely gonna happen because I have no idea but that’s just what I’m hoping will happen.”When Hurff reached out to Gait after the field hockey season ended, first via email and then in his office, she wasn’t sure what to expect. She and Linda had spoken about using a graduate year to play lacrosse, but Hurff took the initiative to finish her senior year with the sport.She feels lacrosse aids her chances of field hockey success. As a defender in lacrosse, Hurff gets opportunities to catch up with attackers, get in front of them and turn them. It’s a skill she hopes will translate to field hockey.Hurff isn’t sure how much she’ll play for SU. Hurff told her mother to get to games early, Linda said, to make sure she can watch her daughter play during warmups.But for the Syracuse senior, it’s not about the playing time. It’s about a chance to further her field hockey career. And it’s coming full circle in the first sport Hurff ever played.Two years from now, in Tokyo, the U.S. field hockey team will be playing in the Olympics. Hurff said she hopes she’ll be there playing, in the sport she chose to reach that peak.“Her mindset is, ‘I’m going, mom. I’m going to be there,’” Linda said. Comments Published on February 19, 2018 at 9:53 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Dreams FC CEO, Kurt Okraku, to run for GFA Presidency

first_imgDreams FC CEO, Kurt Okraku, has officially stated his interest in becoming the next President of the Ghana Football Association.His intentions were spelt out in a video that was released on Monday on social media.Okraku has been linked with the GFA top job for some time now and after forming Dreams FC in 2009, his profile has increased with some believing that he has the needed skill and capability to run Ghana football.In the video, he said that he had been considering the move for some time and that, he had finally come to a decision and was thus, calling for support from the football fraternity. The date for the GFA’s Elective Congress is yet to be confirmed but September 5 is the date for the FA’s Ordinary Congress which will look at the new statutes that will run the association when new executives are eventually elected.Below is a transcription of the video:“Fellow members of the football family,After a thorough process of deliberations, discussions, engagements and consultations with various stakeholders of our industry,I have decided to put myself forward to contest the leadership of the Ghana Football Association when the election process officially opens.My conviction to contest the upcoming election has been further enforced during the period of consultations with stakeholders.It became very evident during this period that the qualities I possess were exactly what stakeholders are looking for as we look to tackle the challenges that face our industry at this particular point in time.My ultimate aim is to ensure that industry players in Ghana get their fair share of the enormous global wealth of football.That every person connected to the game reaps their rightful dues for their unending efforts and enormous investments.I will in the not too distant future share with stakeholders my elaborate blueprint on my vision for Ghana football. The vision of Creating Wealth for All in football.This Vision will primarily see us embark on a quest to build a transparent led and communication friendly FA which carries along all stakeholders to fulfil the aspirations of our beloved nation.This requires a leadership with the skillset and corporate governance mindset to drive a new image for the passion that holds this great country together.The time has come to make our football great again and we must not miss this unique opportunity of entrusting the forward march of our football in competent and efficient hands.My track record speaks for itself.My name is Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku and I am running for the Leadership of the Ghana Football Association”last_img read more