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Honest-1 Auto Care Promotes Rissy Sutherland to COO; Hires Chip Baranowski as VP of Franchise Development

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Honest-1 Auto Care, a national full-service auto repair and maintenance franchise, has announced the promotion of Rissy Sutherland to chief operating officer.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In addition, the company has hired Chip Baranowski as vice president of franchise development to lead the expansion efforts of the rapidly growing chain. Sutherland has been senior vice president of operations at Honest-1 since April 2008. In her new position, she will be responsible for strategic planning to develop the brand, including public relations, operations and marketing. Sutherland also will continue to work on upgrading vendor relationships and managing training at Honest-1 Auto Care headquarters and in the field. Sutherland has spent her entire career in the automotive industry, including 10 years working in auto shops her family owned. She went to school at night and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Clemson University. Before joining Honest-1 Auto Care, she was director of training and vice president of operations and training for Moran Industries Inc., responsible for more than 200 auto-repair shops. Baranowski most recently was franchise development manager at Unishippers Global Logistics LLC, where he helped the company re-launch its franchise development program. He was instrumental in bringing on more than 55 new franchise owners and developing a number of new programs that fueled Unishippers’ growth. Previously, he owned a FranNet business for more than four years and helped more than 30 people get started in their own franchise business. Before joining FranNet, he was regional director at Coverall of North America, in charge of the daily operations of the regional office and its staff as well as the selling of franchises and training of all franchise owners in his area.Advertisement He also previously served as director of franchise development for Nationwide Floor and Window Coverings, and as a manager at Ryder Truck Rental/Budget Car & Truck Rental, responsible for franchise account development and management, marketing, employee relations and business plan development.last_img read more

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Vision Express set sights out of town

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Great Portland posts top annual results

first_imgNet asset value soared 40%, or 36% after including the cost of converting to a REIT, to 594p a share in the year to 31 March. The value of the West End office-based portfolio rose by 24.8% to £1.54bn and it generated a return of 33.2%, which was well ahead of the Investment Property Databank Central London Index of 24.9%.JP Morgan analyst Tim Leckie described the results as ‘fantastic’, while Cazenove retained its ‘outperform’ recommendation on Great Portland’s shares. The market was cheered by the performance of chief executive Toby Courtauld and his team and marked the company’s shares up 2.8% at 708.5p in response on Wednesday. This means they are trading at a 5% premium to analysts’ forecast for next year’s NAV of 675p a share. British Land and Land Securities are both trading at 20% discounts to their forecast NAVs.last_img read more

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Carbon conundrum

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Cryopeak breaks ground on LNG production facility

first_imgThe facility will be the first fully funded permitted LNG production facility in the Fort Nelson area and will be capable of producing up to 90,000 gallons of LNG per day.Cryopeak has selected CryoSys for the liquefaction equipment to produce the LNG. The equipment will be delivered to Cryopeak in early summer.“We are excited to now have permits in hand and shovels in the ground,” said Calum McClure, CEO of Cryopeak.The production facility will be the closest LNG production point to northern Canada and portions of Alaska.A key feature of the plant design incorporates a new truck loading system that optimises loading of Cryopeak’s fleet of LNG Super-B tankers.Cryopeak develops new LNG trailer to optimise small-scale LNG“We are delighted to have been awarded this contract to deliver the liquefaction package to Cryopeak’s LNG facility in Northern BC,” said Neil Karr, President of CryoSys.“Our highly efficient optimised mixed refrigerant process and our ability to package the modular liquefaction plant in our workshop allows us to provide the lowest installation and operation costs for a small-scale LNG plant in the LNG marketplace.”last_img read more

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Human rights lawyers expose violence against their Colombian counterparts

first_imgRecent headlines drew attention to the role UK lawyers are playing in exposing threats to lawyers at risk in Colombia. Concern for access to justice, and respect for the rule of law and human rights are priorities for the Law Society’s International Human Rights Committee, which supports human rights lawyers at risk of attack and assassination. The recent report of the August 2008 Caravana Internacional de Juristas (International Lawyers Delegation) highlighted the assassination of 400 Colombian human rights lawyers since 1991. The 70-strong Caravana delegation, which included lawyers from Canada, France, Spain, Germany, and the UK, examined the plight of Colombian human rights defenders. Each of the Caravana’s national delegations liaise with their own governments in seeking support for human rights defenders. Subsequent changes in UK government policy on aid to Colombia have become public over the last six weeks. On 30 March, foreign secretary David Miliband informed the House of Commons of changes in the way the government delivers its objectives in Colombia. The government believes that Colombia’s progress over recent years is being undermined by ‘continuing problems of abuse of human rights, poverty and inequality, impunity and the drugs trade’. Impunity is a problem which particularly affects the victims of paramilitary and extra-judicial killings, and it also affects the lawyers representing the victims. The Caravana delegation heard evidence from lawyers in eight regions of the country about the failure of the Colombian authorities to investigate threats, attacks and assassinations against lawyers. ‘Impunity is something of a cancer,’ stated Gillian Merron, parliamentary under-secretary of state at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office at the launch of the Caravana’s report on 7 May. The corrosive effect of impunity eats away at the rule of law, and lawyers and human rights defenders put their lives on the line daily to carry out their professional duties and defend the rule of law. In 2006, the Colombian government adopted a policy against impunity in cases of infractions of international humanitarian law. Progress cited in a Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs report last month included an 86% increase in funds allocated to the judiciary between 2002 and 2007; 2,166 new posts created at the Prosecution Service since January 2008; and improved security for judicial officers. Lack of knowledgeSince 2006, a special prosecution unit has been investigating the murder of trade unionists. However, despite the efforts of the Colombian government, the 2008 delegation was shocked at the reality they encountered and was concerned to hear about lack of knowledge, both at the Prosecution Service and among other government officials relating to the extent of threats, harassment and assassinations of human rights lawyers. Last August, the Caravana delegation was promised a dedicated prosecution unit to investigate the assassinations of lawyers, but that promise has not yet been made good. UK government policy focuses on combating the drugs trade in Colombia because of its devastating effects on UK citizens. Combating the drugs trade includes the fight against impunity. Merron stated at a public meeting with the Colombian ambassador to the United Nations on 11 May: ‘While impunity exists there is no equal and consistent justice for all.’ The UK government’s stand on impunity is very welcome and where our colleagues – Colombian lawyers – are threatened, the support of the UK government is a crucial factor in persuading the Colombian government to take the threats to lawyers seriously. The Caravana delegation returns to Colombia in 2010 and wants to see progress in protection for human rights defenders and the battle against impunity. Sara Chandler is director of pro bono services at the College of Law, and is the Law Society Council member for the voluntary sector, and a member of the Law Society’s International Human Rights Committee.last_img read more

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Evidence of life

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Hevold transforms Norway

first_imgThe transformer was shipped to a private terminal at the fjord using a small coaster vessel, before being discharged by a floating crane directly onto a trailer.Hevold undertook detailed route and site surveys prior to the overland transport due to the challenging access route to the power station.The cargo was transported along very narrow and steep mountain roads to reach the power station, where Hevold used a jack and slide system to install the transformer onto its foundation.Hevold Shipping is a member of the WCA Projects network in Norway.  www.hevold.nowww.wcaprojects.comlast_img read more

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DSV invests in Immingham

first_imgJesper Hansen, DSV Road managing director says: “With this investment, we are consolidating, as well as future proofing, DSV’s position in Immingham.” Karl Timmis, DSV Road director of operations adds: “Immingham has become increasingly significant as a gateway to Scandinavia, Germany and the Benelux countries.”  www.uk.dsv.comlast_img

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Dozens of pets rendered homeless in Louisiana floods arrive to SWFL

first_imgDozens of pets rendered homeless in Louisiana floods arrive to SWFL Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: August 17, 2016 11:22 PM EDT Updated: August 18, 2016 5:44 PM EDT SHARE FORT MYERS, Fla. – Paws of Lee County and Paws ‘N Pilots worked together to bring 80 dogs and cats to Southwest Florida in response to the record floods in Lousiana.Thousands of people have been displaced from the waters, which also means trouble for the local pets.Once the animals are seen by veterinarians, they will go up for adoption at the Gulf Coast Humane Society. Related Articles: last_img read more

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