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Engine Builder Publisher Dave Wooldridge Celebrates 30 Years at Babcox Media

first_imgAKRON, Ohio – Babcox Media is making preparations to celebrate a significant milestone for one of its top leaders. At year’s end, Dave Wooldridge, Publisher of Engine Builder, will round out a nearly 30-year career with the company. In conjunction with this milestone, Wooldridge has announced plans to retire at the end of 2012. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Wooldridge joined Babcox in 1983 as Managing Editor of Heavy Duty Marketing magazine. A year later, he was promoted to Editor of Automotive Rebuilder, which was later retitled Engine Builder. In 1999, he became Associate Publisher and in 2001 Publisher of Engine Builder. A well-known and respected figure in the engine building/rebuilding industry, Wooldridge has served a number of industry organizations, including the Production Engine Remanufacturers Association (PERA), the Engine Rebuilders Association (AERA) and the Engine Rebuilders Council (ERC). He was presented with PERA’s “Associate Member of the Year” award in 2000. He is a two-time past Chairman of the ERC and a current board member. “Dave Wooldridge has left an indelible mark not only on this company, but the industry as a whole. We have been very fortunate to have him serve as such a stellar representative of Babcox for nearly 30 years,” said Bill Babcox, President of Babcox Media. “While we will miss him both professionally and personally, we are honored to celebrate this significant achievement with him, and we wish Dave all the best in his approaching retirement years.”   The company is currently seeking qualified candidates to succeed Wooldridge, who will remain in his current position through the end of the year and plans to assist with the leadership transition.   “It was important to me to announce my plans for retirement well in advance,” said Wooldridge. “I wanted to ensure enough time for a strong and seamless transition in leadership of Engine Builder. After nearly 30 years of working with so many great people and great companies in the engine building market, I wanted to be able to step down with full confidence, knowing Engine Builder would continue to move forward in its leading market position. With the continued contributions and long-term industry experience, knowledge and involvement of Editor Doug Kaufman and Senior Editor Brendan Baker, both of whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with, there is no doubt in my mind that will happen.”   Additional details on Wooldridge’s retirement celebration, as well as his successor, will be announced later in the year.last_img read more

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Hammerson asset value rises 21%

first_imgHammerson boasted a 21% increase in net asset value for the year to 31 December as its UK and French development arm goes from strength to strength.The company’s £6.7bn portfolio generated a return of 18.8% in 2006, outperforming the Investment Property Databank’s UK Annual Index by 70 basis points. Hammerson scooped an £81m development profit following the completion of 9 Place Vendome in Paris and has kickstarted a £900m development pipeline in the last 12 months. Success in development was matched by solid performance in lettings, with 365,976 sq ft (34,000 sq m) of space let across its portfolio, reducing its overall vacancy rate to 3.4%. John Nelson, chairman of Hammerson, said he was pleased to report another year of ‘outstanding progress’ in which annual net rental income jumped £27.1m to £237.4m and pre-tax profits rose from £89.4m to £94.5m. The results reflected a 25.3% return on shareholders’ equity and pushed its share price up 10p to 1628p in early morning trading.Nelson said: ‘We have demonstrated strong performance in recent years, benefiting from capital growth and a rising income stream from our investment portfolio andcompleted developments. Looking ahead, our rental income is projected to show substantial growth in 2007 with continued growth thereafter enhanced by one of the most extensive development programmes in the sector. We have a strong base from which to take Hammerson forward and I have every confidence that the company will continue to thrive.’last_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, March 7

first_imgConsider changing  to private schoolsParents have the right to choose the education path that best fits their children’s needs. As a parent of small children, I’m concerned about the messages my children receive from society and from our public schools.I’m concerned about my children’s self-esteem when our nation has extremely high suicide rates among the young. I wonder if the teachers who forced students to rate their ethnicity and attractiveness on “white privilege” score sheets cared about the feelings of their students or did they care about pushing their political agenda? Personally, I have to step back from our culture and from our public schools that push kids into an environment that’s too fast, too much, and too negative. I’m choosing a private school that allows kids to be kids. For my family, St. Mary’s School in Ballston Spa is the smaller, kinder and gentler alternative to public school.I would encourage all parents who feel internally conflicted about public school to pay attention to their inner voice. A private school is a financial investment, but schools like ours work with parents to ease financial burdens by offering scholarships and tuition assistance. It’s worth looking into. When I see my children go to school in the morning with smiles on their faces and return home with those same smiles, I feel I made the right choice. Jennifer VanDeCarrBallston Lake Via Port needs a ShopRite to surviveKmart is gone from the Via Port Mall and you have a huge empty space to put in a ShopRite. I’m saying ShopRite, as we have enough of the other ones around. The mall needs foot traffic. Places are closing. Remember people don’t need a pair of shoes, some jewelry and other non-essentials every day. They need food every day to survive.You would draw customers left and right and create foot traffic to keep the other stores open. You would draw from Princetown, Scotia, Rotterdam, Rotterdam Junction, Duanesburg and Schenectady, just to name a few. It’s really sad to see such a nice mall going downhill so fast. This month, you have Payless, a jewelry store and I heard Victoria’s Secret might be going out of business. You must do something to get foot traffic into the mall to keep the stores that are left open. Do something before it’s totally empty.Dayton SkellySchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Don’t repeal bail reform law; Fix it the right wayEDITORIAL: No chickens in city without strong regsFoss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherEDITORIAL: Take a role in police reforms Turn signals are obsolete for some Cuomo must get his priorities straight Let’s take a look at some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s spending over the past few years:$90 million for a light bulb plant in Syracuse that produced zero jobs; $27 million for the Dream Act; free tuition for undocumented immigrants; $15 million for the Syracuse film hub, which flopped and sold for $1; $13 million in aid to Puerto Rico; $10 million for illegal “I Love NY” highway signs; and, $6 million for lights for the opening of the Kosciuszko bridge. The list goes on and on.The governor has been asked to include money in this year’s budget for the St. Clare’s pension fund, which was found to be grossly underfunded. The hospital had been unable to fund the plan because it chose to take care of New Yorkers who could not pay for their health care. The state forced the closure of the hospital and in 2008 it surrendered its operating license. New York state promised to fund the pension as part of the agreement, but it turns out that the money it contributed was not sufficient to fully fund it.If the governor can spend tax money on ridiculous projects, undocumented immigrants and people outside of the state, he certainly should be willing to help the dedicated state health care workers who are losing part or all of their pensions through no fault of their own. Do the right thing, Gov. Cuomo.Bob BradleyClifton Park Trump’s tariff policy comes at local costBased on recent news reports, It appears that the city of Amsterdam will be forced to repay $62,000 to the federal government due to a Trump administration executive order mandating that American-made steel be used for federally financed projects.The “project” in question is the repair of a breakage in Amsterdam’s sewer system, which was necessary to stem the continued flow of millions of gallons of raw sewage into the Mohawk River. Due to the emergency nature of the repair, the steel used for repairs was non-American. Not by choice, but for expediency.Clearly, Donald Trump is a proponent of protectionism in general and tariffs in particular. On July 24, 2018, he tweeted: “Tariffs are the greatest. Remember, we are the piggy bank that’s being robbed.” And, on Nov. 27, 2018: “Billions of dollars are pouring into the coffers of the USA because of tariffs being charged to China.”So, my question is: Who is being robbed now? Seems to me, it’s the “piggy bank” belonging to the citizens of Amsterdam, not China. But, hey, not to worry. In case you’ve forgotten, according to Donald Trump, Mexico is going to pay for a wall at our southern border, not American taxpayers. Perhaps the citizens of Amsterdam should withhold sending the $62,000 to the federal government until Mexico’s wall payments arrive.Paul DeierleinSchenectady A vestigial organ is one which, at present, we can see no useful function for. Such an organ in the human body is, supposedly, the appendix. However, this term now can apply to our favorite toy, the automobile.The organ on the auto is that lever on the left-hand side of the steering wheel. This lever can move up and down. This last part, this up-and-down movement, I believe is becoming a vestigial organ. As described above, if you move this lever up, usually some lights on the right side of the car will blink, in both front and back. Conversely, if the lever is moved down, some lights on the left side of the car both front and back will blink. As it seems now, most of the general public through disuse has forgotten what this lever is for and have discontinued the use of it altogether. Stand at any location and count how many cars use this feature and you will be surprised if the count is as high as 20 percent. (With roundabouts the percentage can get as low as 5 percent.)  What’s missing from GOP silence?Tell me what I’m missing, please. Former Vice President Joe Biden said that Vice President Mike Pence was “a decent guy” and got immediate, strong, as well as understandable push back from Cynthia Nixon and many other Democrats. At CPAC, the president of the United States asserted that there are members of the U.S. Congress who “hate America,” and no Republican even raises an eyebrow.  Denis BrennanNiskayuna Nisky waste deal is far from ‘win-win’The Town Board of Niskayuna recently voted to pass Resolution 2019-52 to enter into a contract to accept liquid organic waste. Getting that waste to the treatment plant will be accomplished by very large tanker trucks traveling the length of Whitmyer Drive, a narrow residential road with a 90-degree turn that dead ends at the plant. Due to the size of these trucks, it’s impossible for them to stay in their own traffic lane, especially when negotiating that curve. Any vehicle traveling in the opposite direction at the same time is put in an extremely dangerous situation, as there is no place to pull over.This isn’t just about “an increase of truck traffic” that nothing can be done about, as Councilman DellaRatta proclaimed at the Town Board meeting. And it’s a far cry from a “win, win, win, win, win all the way across the board.” It is a recipe for disaster.Kathy LongeSchenectady Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionVictims of revenge porn bear blame tooWhat does it say about our society if there is a call for legislation regarding the dissemination of intimate images? If someone feels they would be embarrassed or victimized by such actions, common sense dictates that they should not knowingly allow such images to exist. In other words, insist that cameras and video devices be kept out of the bedroom. If you value your privacy, you will not participate in the compromising of that privacy. How can one argue that they do not share the responsibility for the existence of such materials and shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences if it is released? Our legislature and law enforcement have better things to do than deal with this issue.Marc DuquetteGlenville Just like the human body, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. Car makers, in the attempt to lighten cars for better gas mileage and to get rid of extraneous items that are not utilized, are taking note of this lack of use. Bob NicolellaGlenvillelast_img read more

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Air Liquide relationship established for Norris

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New Zealand: Tokomaru Bay Seawall Repaired

first_imgRepairs to storm-damaged sites along Tokomaru Bay’s Waima Road are now complete.Two sites, one near the Tokomaru Bay Wharf and the other 2.5km along Waima Road, were extensively damaged during heavy rain events in July 2013.Work at the site near the wharf included repairing the eroded bank up to the original road height, building a stabilized earth wall and installing rocks to protect the wall.Gisborne District Council land transport manager Dave Hadfield said the work site was difficult.“Our contractors Fulton Hogan were working in a challenging environment, which included working around tides to complete the work and at multiple levels between the road and the sea,” he said.Extra rock was transported into the second site and placed along the seawall. Minor drainage works were required to redirect water away from the immediate work site.Although some parts of the seawall still need repairing, these do not affect the security of the road.Hadfield said he was pleased to see the bulk of the work successfully completed as the community had ranked seawall repairs as a top priority in its Tokomaru Bay Township Plan.Council will continue monitoring several sites along the seawall over the next 6 months.[mappress]Press Release, August 12, 2014last_img read more

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Nuclear family

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ALE loads out TLP

first_imgThe project was awarded to ALE by TMJV. The UK headquartered heavy lift and rigging specialist skidded the platform 75 m onto Dockwise’s White Marlin vessel using eight strand jacks.Each strand jack had a 900-tonne capacity and was fitted with 39 strand wires, generating a pulling capacity of 5,928 tonnes.ALE Offshore Services engineering manager Barney Mills, who coordinated the load out operation, commented: “This was a challenging operation as the load out was undertaken with the vessel in a side-on position. “This meant that the control and monitoring of the vessel stability during the load transfer was crucial. Quay jacks were used to ensure the vessel heel remain positive by way of monitoring calculated load on the quay. We also utilised our barge level monitoring system to constantly monitor the vessel trim, heal and deck shape in real time throughout the load out.”White Marlin then transported the TLP to an area off the coast of Singapore, where the float-off operation was completed. The TLP was moored against a quay for final testing and commissioning. Once completed, it will be towed 100 km from Sabah, Malaysia, to begin operations. www.ale-heavylift.com      www.boskalis.comlast_img read more

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Container weighing regulation takes effect

first_imgAccording to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), it will assist in ensuring that the millions of containers carried on ships each year are optimally stowed, thereby helping to prevent container stacks collapsing and containers being lost overboard, and the associated injury and loss of life.In 2011, the IMO and United Nations began to develop verified gross mass (VGM) measures in response to concerns expressed by member states and the shipping industry, following a number of incidents involving loss of containers and container ships.According to the amendments to SOLAS regulation VI/2, now in force, either of two methods can be used to verify the gross mass of packed containers.The first method involved weighing the packed container using calibrated and certified equipment.The second involves weighing all packages and cargo items – including the mass of pallets, dunnage and other securing material to be packed in the container and adding the tare mass of the container to the sum of the single masses – using a certified method approved by the competent authority of the state in which packing of the container was completed.The shipper must ensure that the VGM of each packed container is stated in the shipping document. This document, signed by the shipper or his representative, must be submitted to the master or his representative, and to the terminal representative, in good time for the ship stowage plan to be drawn up. If not, the container shall not be loaded onto the ship.IMO states that member states, shippers and shipping industry have been preparing for implementation of the new requirement since it was adopted in 2014. However, there has been widespread confusion regarding the implementation of the new rules.In April a collective appeal was made to authorities by European shippers, freight forwarders, port authorities and terminal operators for a coordinated implementation of the new regulation amid concern.www.imo.orglast_img read more

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TRPA opens breakbulk terminal

first_imgConstruction of Dock 9 was completed last December as part of the port’s On Course for 2020 modernisation plan, put forward in 2008. In addition to the development of the breakbulk terminal, the CAD131.6 million (USD101.7 million) plan also included investments in other port terminals, in its road and rail network and in the development of green spaces. According to the port, the modernisation plan was completed three years ahead of schedule. HLPFI readers will recall, in December 2017, the TRPA and Logistec Stevedoring entered into an agreement for the leasing and operation of the breakbulk terminal. The terminal includes Piers 9, 10, and 11, with 36,000 sq m of outdoor storage plus three warehouses totalling 18,000 sq m.”The investments made by the port of Trois-Rivières in its infrastructure, combined with those by Logistec in handling equipment and the training of personnel have made this new terminal a productive and competitive installation,” said Michel Miron, vice president of operations at Logistec. www.porttr.comwww.logistec.comlast_img read more

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Pune metro TBMs delivered

first_imgINDIA: The first two tunnel boring machines for the Pune metro have been delivered to the city. Terratec is supplying three 6·61 m diameter earth pressure balance TBMs from its Chinese factory via the port of Mumbai. The TBMs, named Mutha and Mula, are to be tested on-site in mid-December.The first two machines are to be used on the north-south Line 1. A joint venture of Gülermak and Tata Projects was awarded both contracts covering the underground section of Line 1 earlier this year. The 16·6 km north-south Line 1 will connect PCMC and Swargate, serving nine elevated and five underground stations. The 5 km underground section between Shivaji Nagar and Swargate is to be built with twin-bore tunnels lined with 1 400 mm wide and 275 mm thick pre-cast concrete rings.The first two lines of the Pune metro are due to be completed in 2022. Titagarh Firema is supplying 51 two-car trainsets and Alstom is supplying CBTC signalling.last_img read more

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