People / GBRf MD John Smith appointed CEO of parent company Hector Rail

first_imgA 40-year veteran of the rail industry, Mr Smith founded GB Railfreight in 1999 and remains MD. A company spokesman said: “GBRf will not be embarking on the recruitment of a new managing director straightaway. The strong executive team, Duncan Clark, Lee Armstrong, Ian Langton, Karl Goulding-Davis and Bob Tiller, will manage things and report directly to John in his new role.” By Gavin van Marle 04/01/2018 GB Railfreight (GBRf) managing director John Smith has been appointed as the new chief executive of parent company Hector Rail Group.GBRf was acquired by Hector Rail-owner EQT Infrastructure in October 2016 as part of its plans to develop a pan-European rail freight network.Hector Rail produces around 7.2m train km/year in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Germany, and clients include industrial shippers, forwarders, intermodal operators and traditional railway companies.Mr Smith said today: “This is a fantastic opportunity to build on what we started with GBRf, and to bring the knowledge that I have gained to our parent company. I plan to take that knowledge to Hector Rail, to continue to demonstrate the importance of rail freight in sustainable economic growth. “I feel there are significant opportunities at closer co-operation between the operators across Europe, and I hope to be the voice for that effort.”Hector Rail chairman Bo Lerenius said: “With a solid background of developing and growing companies, John Smith has full insight of the challenges and opportunities that Hector Rail Group currently faces.“The board is confident that John’s clear customer perspective and strong leadership will drive Hector Rail Group to become the leading independent pan-European rail freight operator.” GB Railfreight’s managing director, John Smithlast_img read more

Eurobike 2017 ‘headed for success’

first_imgThe organising team at Eurobike – billed as ‘the world’s leading exhibition of the bicycle industry’ and taking place from 30 August to 2 September 2017, in Friedrichshafen, Germany – note that this year’s show is ‘on course for success’. For the 26th edition of Eurobike… ‘some 1350 exhibitors from all over the world are again expected at Lake Constance.’“Eurobike is the world’s most important presentation platform in the bicycle industry and is setting another milestone in the now 200-year history of the bicycle with numerous highlights in 2017,” explained Klaus Wellmann, CEO of Messe Friedrichshafen.Many market leaders of the industry will again be represented with their product innovations in Friedrichshafen. Show Director Stefan Reisinger announced, “The bicycle industry is transforming itself, and Eurobike is changing with it. E-bikes and the associated parts, components, and applications are advancing the bicycle as a mobility product as well as fuelling rapid development of performance e-MTBs. Eurobike 2017 will again fill the entire exhibition grounds with trends, topics, and innovations for the 2018 season.”During the Eurobike Business Days from Wednesday 30 August to Friday 1 September, the expo will be putting its exclusive focus on the specialized needs of the global industry. Here exhibitors will be in dialog with more than 40,000 expected trade visitors and 1700 media representatives from around the world.With a mix of ‘entertainment, action and exhibition’, the Eurobike Festival Day on Saturday 2 September is geared toward all bike enthusiasts. In addition to ‘numerous innovations available to visitors for testing, the professionals will give their best in stunt performances on the fairgrounds.’Eurobike 2017 is open from 30 August to 2 September from 09:00 to 18:00 each day. On the Business Days from Wednesday to Friday, the fair will only be open to trade visitors and accredited journalists.www.eurobike- show.com Relatedlast_img read more

Briefly Noted: Part of Somerset Drive in Prairie Village closing two months for stormwater project

first_imgPart of Somerset Drive in Prairie Village closing for stormwater project. Somerset Drive from 83rd Street to Roe Avenue in Prairie Village will be closed from today, July 31, through the end of September for a stormwater project.Shawnee offering free mulch to residents. Beginning this week, Shawnee is offering free mulch for residents through Sunday, Aug. 11. The double ground mulch came from storm debris that residents dropped off after recent storms. Mulch can be picked up at the southwest corner of Johnson Drive and Renner Road, directly across the street from the Shawnee Justice Center. Vehicles can access the area at 59th Terrace and Renner Road. The site will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The mulch is available to Shawnee residents only. There is no limit to how much a resident can pick-up, but residents must be able to load and haul it off. For more information, call Shawnee Public Works at 913-742-6008.Lenexa woman hoping thief returns backpack with her mother’s ashes in it. Dianne Paris of Lenexa is hoping the person who stole her backpack after breaking into her truck will return her mother’s ashes which were inside the backpack at the time. She was shopping at Legends Outlets on Friday when someone smashed the window of her truck and snatched her backpack, which contained a work laptop and some of her mother’s ashes. The backpack has an Ogio logo on it. Paris is asking anyone who sees the backpack or knows who took it to just drop the ashes off at KCKPD, no questions asked. [Backpack containing ashes of Lenexa woman’s mom stolen from truck at Legends Outlets — WDAF]last_img read more

Gophers fully aware of what is riding on Big Ten championships

first_imgGophers fully aware of what is riding on Big Ten championshipsFebruary 25, 2009Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintFor the University of Minnesota menâÄôs swimming coach Dennis Dale , there is no underselling the importance of the Big Ten championships to his team. âÄúThe chips are riding on this meet,âÄù Dale said. âÄúThis is the last time you can let it ride, and this determines whether our season was a success or not.âÄù Dale âÄî one of only two active coaches to earn a conference crown along with IndianaâÄôs Ray Looze âÄî will bring his 11th-ranked Gophers to PurdueâÄôs Boilermaker Aquatic Complex on Thursday âÄî the first of three days the team will compete for the Big Ten title. Starting the competition off on a positive note will be an important factor, according to senior Josh Griffey . âÄúIt all starts on that first day. If we have a couple guys get out and go fast in the beginning, itâÄôs just going to spread like wildfire,âÄù Griffey said. The former transfer from Rutgers posted career-best times in three events at last yearâÄôs Big Tens, where Griffey said the talent level drives everyone to excel. âÄúThe level of competition is unprecedented,âÄù Griffey said. âÄúItâÄôs the hardest meet IâÄôve ever swam at in my life.âÄù The competition will be there again this year and leaving West Lafayette with a conference title might be more difficult for Minnesota than in previous years. âÄúWe know that weâÄôre probably not going to win. I think weâÄôve accepted that already,âÄù senior Colin Lee-To , the top-ranked swimmer in the 100 breaststroke, said. âÄúWeâÄôre just hoping for the best finish we can.âÄù Even Dale realizes that trumping No. 4 Michigan might be too tough a task for his team or any other program in the Big Ten. âÄúWeâÄôre all pretty close. Whoever is performing better in those three days has a chance to grab second to Michigan,âÄù Dale said. âÄúIf Michigan falters, maybe weâÄôll have the chance to win.âÄù For the Gophers, history is on the line as the team hasnâÄôt finished below third in the event since 1989. âÄúOur main goal this year is to get second,âÄù Lee-To said. Minnesota won the Big Ten championships the last time Purdue hosted the event in 2004. Even if the Gophers are not favored to win coming into the championship, bigger upsets have happened, and Monday Dale said the Gophers season is on the line and in the teamâÄôs hands. âÄúIf youâÄôve had a great season up to the Big TenâÄôs, and you donâÄôt perform at the Big TenâÄôs, youâÄôve had a bad season,âÄù Dale said. âÄúThis is what determines the success and failure of our season.âÄù âÄîBrian Johnson contributed to this story.last_img read more

Los Alamos County Social Services Manager: Keep Up Good Work On Social Distancing, Practice Self-Care, Help Others

first_imgSocial Services Manager Donna Casados COUNTY News:As Los Alamos County wraps up another week under the State of New Mexico’s “Stay At Home” executive order, Social Services Manager Donna Casados commented upon the current situation and commended the community on taking positive, proactive steps to comply with the order.“We’ve observed that many of our residents are taking the order seriously,” Casados said, noting that the mitigation measure of social distancing remains the best course of action when individuals must take care of urgent business or tasks that require them to move around in Los Alamos. “Keeping six feet between yourself and others, continuing to have good hygiene with frequent hand-washing or use of hand sanitizers, and staying at home – these are all good ways to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” she said. “While you may feel that you are not at risk, our community does include those who are high-risk, and so taking precautions when out in public means you are doing your part to protect others who might become seriously ill if they contract COVID-19.”She encourages the community to follow the advice provided by the Governor in a recent news conference.“If you need groceries, send one person to the store with a list – don’t take the entire family,” she said. “Ask if you can shop for other family members or friends and drop off their groceries on their door step. Having fewer people in stores helps mitigate the chance of infecting others.”Casados said it’s also important to take time for self-care during this stressful situation, and offers helpful tips from the Centers for Disease Control:Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting;Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals. Exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs;Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy; andConnect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.“Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make our community stronger,” Casados said.last_img read more

Asia Imperial delivers power plant to Argentina

first_imgAICL, which is a Chinese member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), says the fact that shippments for the project were sourced from many different areas of China meant that a company with a complete service network along the Chinese coast and abundant experience for project cargos was essential for the client.To date, AICL has delivered around 40,000 tonnes of materials, with the heaviest item weighing 75 tonne and measuring some 12 m in length. The remaining shipments are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year.CEE is a global network for cargo equipment owners such as haulers, crane operators, tug and barge operators, stevedores and export packers, port operators and air cargo handling equipment owners and supporting industry, serving the heavy and outsized cargo industry.last_img read more

Wiesbauer replaces railway bridge

first_imgThe company used a Demag CC 3800-1 lattice boom crawler crane to move the piece – which weighed over 400 tonnes – on behalf of Metzingen-based construction company Gottlob Brodbeck.Wiesbauer project leader Marco Wilhelm noted that rigging the load was complex, owing to its shape, which required the four attachment points to be set up asymmetrically.He added: “Due to the fact that we had a tight timeframe of only 100 hours to tear down the old bridge and lift the new one into place, it was absolutely crucial not to have any delays in the lift whatsoever.”Therefore, Wiesbauer carried out a trial lift to ensure its approach would work, before moving the new bridge element smoothly into its final position.www.demagcranes.comlast_img read more

Railway supply industry news in brief

first_imgInvestor KKR has committed C$250m to fund growth at Torq Energy Logistics, which provides ‘wellsite to railcar‘ oil handling services in Canada. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp has acquired US wagon leasing business Flagship Rail Services from Perella Weinberg Partners. FRS will now operate as SMBC Rail Services. Alstom has established a development centre in Madrid to co-ordinate its worldwide tramway signalling activities. Sinara Transport Machines has acquired a controlling stake in Russian track machine manufacturer Kalugaputmash from a pension fund. Consultancy BMT Asia Pacific and Singapore-based systems assurance specialist Orient Express Solutions have formed a partnership to collaborate on rail projects across southeast Asia. Tognum AG has been renamed Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, reflecting its ownership by an equally-owned joint venture of Rolls-Royce plc and Daimler AG. The MTU brands are to be retained.last_img read more

Iklan Sebut Pengemudi UberEats Bisa Hasilkan Rp1,4 Miliar Setahun, Tapi Kenyataan Berbeda

first_imgTernyata yang dihasilkan hanya US$8.357 di bulan itu dan ketika bekerja lima hari dalam seminggu ditotal dalam setahun hanya US$72.540. Penghasilan ini belum termasuk dengan beberapa pengeluaran seperti bensin, ganti oli, pulsa dan pajak tahunan, bahkan diperkirakan pengemudi hanya mendapat US$5.396 dengan biaya tambahan $653.Di sebagian besar negara bagian di AS, pengemudi komersial jenis lain dilarang mengemudi lebih dari 10-11 jam sehari atau 60 jam seminggu karena itu akan membuat pengemudi kelelahan. Berbagai penelitian dan pakar telah menyatakan bahwa mengemudi secara penuh waktu untuk perusahaan ride hailing memiliki dampak serius pada kesehatan dan mental pengemudi.Di New York City, kondisi kerja yang buruk menyebabkan serangkaian kasus bunuh diri pengemudi berbasis aplikasi dan terkait dengan serangkaian kasus bunuh diri lainnya di industri taksi yang dihancurkan oleh perusahaan angkutan udara. Faktanya bahwa pengemudi ride hailing dan kurir pengiriman makanan seperti Lyon salah diklasifikasikan sebagai pengemudi independen, terlepas dari adanya hubungan pemilik-karyawan, dan dibiarkan membayar tagihan untuk tunjangan yang dinikmati karyawan seperti asuransi kesehatan dan cuti berbayar.Tapi apa yang membuat video ini semakin tidak masuk akal adalah setelah benar-benar menghitung pengeluaran dan pajak, Lyon nyaris tidak menghasilkan US$40 ribu setahun meskipun bekerja 12 jam sehari, setiap hari. Sehingga bisa diktakan video tersebut gagal menggambarkan penghasilan atau pengeluarannya secara akurat.Dalam video buatan Lyon sendiri, dia mengatakan bahwa US$2.988 dari uangnya berasal dari tip yang adalah sekitar sepertiga dari pendapatannya, jadi Uber sebenarnya hanya membayarnya US$5.369. Lyon melaju sejauh 4.844 mil, tetapi tidak jelas berapa biaya yang sebenarnya akan dia keluarkan jika terus seperti ini selama setahun.Baca juga: Yakin, Uber Mau Rajai Operasional Bus Inggris?Lyon juga menetapkan 30 persen lagi dari pendapatannya untuk pajak yang membayar pendapatan bersih mereka, bukan pendapatan kotor seperti yang disarankan video tersebut. Setelah pajak, Lyon akan mendapatkan US$3.360 sebulan itu kira-kira US$9,33 per jam atau US$40.320 setahun untuk mengemudi 84 jam seminggu, setiap minggu, selama satu tahun penuh pun, ini jauh dari US$100 ribu seperti yang diiklankan dalam setahun. UberEats (jotform.com) Sebuah video yang menampilkan seorang pengemudi UberEast mendapatkan US$100 ribu (sekitar Rp1,4 miliar) setahun menjadi viral dan video tersebut dipersembahkan oleh Grow yang merupakan mitra konten bersponsor. Namun apakah kenyataannya setiap pengemudi bisa mendapatkan US$100rb setahun?Baca juga: Gunakan Aplikasi Cheetah, Pemilik Restoran Independen di AS Kembali BergeliatSam Lyon kemudian membuat Uber Eats Challenge di TikTok untuk menampilkan berapa banyak yang bisa dihasilkannya pada bulan Juni lalu. Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari vice.com (15/9/2020), tantangan yang dibuatnya cukup sederhana di mana Uber Eats memungkinkan pengemudi online bekerja selama maksimal 12 jam dan Lyon melakukan hal itu selama seminggu hingga satu bulan penuh atau 30 hari. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedUber Berbagi Hadiah dengan Pengguna dan Mitra di Bulan Kasih Sayang09/02/2018In “Basis Aplikasi”Pengemudi Uber Diamankan Polisi Setelah Tembak Mati Penumpang04/06/2018In “Basis Aplikasi”Uber Eats, Serasa Tak Percaya Diri Masuk ke Pasar Indonesia27/02/2018In “Basis Aplikasi”last_img read more

Schirm, Murray take Stuart checkers

first_imgBy Josh ReynoldsSTUART, Iowa (June 5) – Jamie Schirm and Jacob Murray were among the IMCA winners Sun­day at Stuart Speedway.Matt Tiernan and Jamie Flugge-Smith started on the front row for the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Tiernan led lap one with the yellow coming out just before lap two was scored. Schirm moved to the front with another caution on lap three. Schirm got the green flag and showed the way over Jason Day and John Watson until Watson took over second on lap 11. Watson threw the book at him, but Schirm was too tough and went on to take the win. Watson finished second with Day third.Todd Cooney led early in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event over Dylan Book and Jacob Murray. Murray moved to the high side, passed Book for second on lap three and Cooney for the lead on lap four. Murray got out to a dominating lead and looked to cruise to the easy win, but a spin by Josh Gilman on lap 18 off the front bumper of Ricky Thornton Jr. brought out the yellow flag and bunched up the field for a two-lap shootout. Murray was up to the task and went on to the win with Tim Ward second and Cooney third.Josh Daniels and Robbie Merkle brought the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars out with Daniels leading a tight pack for the first four circuits. Mike Nichols saw everyone on the bottom side of the track so he went high and drove around the pack to take the lead on lap five. A couple cautions flew on laps six and seven and that was the only thing slowing down Nichols as he went on to take the win. Marcus Fagan battled through for a second place finish with Daniels third.Bryce Allen and Blair Simmons brought the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods to the initial green but Simmons didn’t make it through turn one on the first lap as he pounded the outside wall.Once the green flag waved again it was Dusty Masolini taking control with Bryce Allen and Jerry Hinton close behind. Adam Armstrong moved from fourth to second on lap five with Masolini continu­ing to lead until the caution came out on lap eight. Clint Luellen had an awesome restart and went from fourth to the lead on lap nine and looked to sail into the sunset, but Armstrong closed the gap as the laps wound down.Luellen stayed consistent and went on to the win with Armstrong second and Masolini third.David Coenen and Aaron Miller led the Mach-1 Sport Compact field to the green flag. Coenen led through some early cautions but first-timer Denny Berghahn from Plattsmouth, Neb., found the lead on lap five and went on to take the win. Coenen finished second with John Gill third.last_img read more