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first_imgSOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Federal-Mogul Corp. today announced that Jose Maria Alapont will retire as the president and CEO of the company on March 31. Alapont will remain with the company in a consulting role to assist with the transition and will also remain on the company’s board of directors through the 2013 annual meeting of shareholders.    Rainer Jueckstock, currently senior vice president of the company’s powertrain energy business unit, has been elected CEO effective April 1. Jueckstock also will join the company’s board of directors.   Federal-Mogul also announced that its board has decided to modify the company’s corporate structure to create a separate and independent aftermarket division and has engaged a search firm to fill the position of CEO of the aftermarket division. The CEO of the aftermarket division will report directly to the company’s board of directors. Federal-Mogul’s aftermarket business unit is one of the largest independent global suppliers of leading, premium branded automotive parts, with global sales of $2.3 billion in 2011.   “Jose Maria has been an exceptional leader in turning around Federal-Mogul and building it into a world-class global enterprise. On behalf of Federal-Mogul’s board of directors, I want to sincerely thank Jose Maria for his dedicated service, for remaining with the company longer than he had originally committed and for his willingness to assist the company during this transition. Jose Maria has more than vindicated my belief in him when he joined Federal-Mogul seven years ago,” said Carl Icahn, Federal-Mogul’s non-executive chairman.   “I have had seven wonderful years at Federal-Mogul working with Carl Icahn, the board of directors and the Federal-Mogul team to develop our sustainable global profitable growth strategy and a world-class company. I fully support Rainer as my successor,” said Alapont. “I am confident that he will continue our strong track record of providing value to our shareholders, customers and employees.”   Jueckstock added, “Federal-Mogul is truly a great company with a successful history spanning more than 100 years. Jose Maria is leaving the company in a very strong competitive position, and I am honored to have been elected CEO. I also look forward to working with the new CEO of our aftermarket division to continue to build value for Federal-Mogul’s shareholders and customers.”       AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgHess Corporation said that its Australian subsidiary, Hess Exploration Australia, has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent  with the North West Shelf. Hess intends to develop its natural gas discoveries in its deepwater permits offshore northwestern Australia and, subject to execution of binding agreements, toll the production through existing NWS processing and liquefaction facilities in Karratha, Australia. Hess would then market liquefied natural gas to customers in Asia Pacific.NWS is a joint venture between BHP Billiton Petroleum (North West Shelf), BP Developments Australia, Chevron Australia, Japan Australia LNG (MIMI), Shell Australia and Woodside Energy (Operator). Hess and NWS plan to conduct joint engineering studies and further progress commercial discussions.President and Chief Operating Officer Greg Hill said, “The combination provides an attractive option for Hess to commercialize its important Equus natural gas resource in a manner that delivers secure, reliable energy supplies into Asia Pacific LNG markets and creates value for our shareholders.”Hess holds 100 percent interests in both the WA-390-P and WA-474-P permits that contain the Equus fields. These permits cover over 1 million acres and are located approximately 115 miles off the northwest coast of Australia in water depths of approximately 3,600 feet. An Equus sanction decision is not expected before 2017.[mappress mapid=”16320″]Press Release; Image: Woodsidelast_img read more

first_imgHans van der Woude of Antwerp Breakbulk Agencies (ABA) says the agency was established as its founders believe it has a viable business offering to make to the heavy lift and project cargo markets which is reflected in the caliber of the lines that it has already attracted.”ABA is an independent commercial agency representing shipping lines with various complementary sailing routes which enables us to find the customer the best possible shipping solution in the most cost-effective way. We strongly believe that our concept is the right one. This is confirmed by the growing number of valued customers and therefore we do not fear the turbulent period in which our industry is in right now.”ABA currently represents two of German line Intersee’s liner services, the Mediterranean and Black Sea services of Hartel Shipping, ro-ro services of UK-based Mann Lines and MedAsia, an import service from China. Liner calls are made by ABA’s principals at such ports as Houston, Tampico, Montreal, Hamilton, Chicago, Kaliningrad, Gdynia, Turku, Pitea, Paldiski, Genoa, Eregli, Constantza, Odessa, Poti and other ports on inducement.For more information visit www.breakbulk.belast_img read more

first_img SHARE Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: November 7, 2016 4:26 AM EST Updated: November 7, 2016 4:32 AM EST Author: AP center_img MIAMI (AP) – Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, has died. She was 78.Reno died early Monday from complications of Parkinson’s disease, her goddaughter Gabrielle D’Alemberte said. D’Alemberte said Reno spent her final days at home in Miami surrounded by family and friends.Reno, a former Miami prosecutor who famously told reporters “I don’t do spin,” served nearly eight years as attorney general under President Bill Clinton, the longest stint in a century.One of the administration’s most recognizable and polarizing figures, Reno faced criticism early in her tenure for the deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas, where sect leader David Koresh and some 80 followers perished.She was known for deliberating slowly, publicly and in a typically blunt manner. Reno frequently told the public “the buck stops with me,” borrowing the mantra from President Harry S. Truman.After Waco, Reno figured into some of the controversies and scandals that marked the Clinton administration, including Whitewater, Filegate, bungling at the FBI laboratory, Monica Lewinsky, alleged Chinese nuclear spying and questionable campaign financing in the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election.In the spring of 2000, Reno enraged her hometown’s Cuban-American community when she authorized the armed seizure of 5-year-old Elian. The boy was taken from the Little Havana home of his Miami relatives so he could be returned to his father in Cuba.After leaving Washington, Reno returned to Florida and made an unsuccessful run for Florida governor in 2002 but lost in a Democratic primary marred by voting problems.The campaign ended a public career that started amid humble beginnings. Born July 21, 1938, Janet Wood Reno was the daughter of two newspaper reporters and the eldest of four siblings. She grew up on the edge of the Everglades in a cypress and brick homestead built by her mother and returned there after leaving Washington. Her late brother Robert Reno was a longtime columnist for Newsday on Long Island.After graduating from Cornell University with a degree in chemistry, Reno became one of 16 women in Harvard Law School’s Class of 1963. Reno, who stood over 6 feet tall, later said she wanted to become a lawyer “because I didn’t want people to tell me what to do.”In 1993, Clinton tapped her to become the first woman to lead the Justice Department after his first two choices – also women – were withdrawn because both had hired illegal immigrants as nannies. Reno was 54.“It’s an extraordinary experience, and I hope I do the women of America proud,” Reno said after she won confirmation.Clinton said the vote might be “the only vote I carry 98-0 this year.”A little more than a month of taking office, however, Reno became embroiled in controversy with the raid on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco.The standoff had started even before Reno was confirmed as attorney general. On Feb. 28, 1993, agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms made a surprise raid on the compound, trying to execute a search warrant. But during the raid gunfire erupted, killing four agents and six members of the religious sect.That led to a 51-day standoff, ending April 19, 1993, when the complex caught fire and burned to the ground. The government claimed the Davidians committed suicide, shooting themselves and setting the fire. Survivors said the blaze was started by tear gas rounds fired into the compound by government tanks, and that agents shot at some who tried to flee. Reno had authorized the use of the tear gas to end the standoff and later called the day the worst of her life.“It was a dangerous situation,” Reno said of the incident during a 2005 lecture at Duke University. “The tragedy is that we will never know what was the right thing to do.”Things got no easier after Waco. In 1995 Reno was diagnosed with Parkinson’s after noticing a trembling in her left hand. She said from the beginning that the diagnosis, which she announced during a weekly news conference, would not impair her job performance. And critics – both Republicans and Democrats – did not give her a pass because of it. Janet Reno, former US attorney general, has died last_img read more

first_imgRetiring after 20-years Powell, who is from Westmoreland, a rural parish in Jamaica’s sugar belt, said he has decided to retire from the nightclub business after over 20 years.“It is a loss to the community. Memory Lane has been the entertainment center for a lot of people. We have had these many years of everyone being supportive of that brand. A place that we all felt safe,” said Hazelle Rogers, Mayor of Lauderhill Lakes. “I don’t like going to other clubs. That business has never been in violation of any of our codes, we could go there anytime and Orel plays by the book, you can’t say that about other businesses.”Another regular at Memory Lane was Winston Dias, a member of the harmony group, The Melodians. He was also at the party at the club last week.“It will be missed a lot, anytime you want to hang out or do some dancing, Memory Lane is the place to go. You would always see people who you don’t see for a long time,” said Dias. Opened 23-years agoThe West Indian club scene was gathering steam in South Florida when Powell opened Memory Lane 23 years ago. Other spots, like Classic (run by Dias) preceded it, but for Rogers who attended dances there in the early days, Memory Lane had a special air as it was more than just entertainment.“Orel was a businessman who supported the community. He was always a sponsor of the Chamber (Greater Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce). Anything that we were doing, he would always contribute. He opened up his establishment for us to host events. Look at what he has done for us!”Other officials attending the farewell event were Sunrise Commissioner Mark Douglas, Noel Edwards of the Chamber of Commerce. For Hazelle Rogers, the mood on the closing night summed-up Memory Lane’s nostalgic atmosphere.“Everybody was out there last night. It was amazing the people who you saw there. There were many comments of, “Long time no see! What a gwa’an? You still here?” It was that kind of atmosphere. Everybody that you haven’t seen in a while was at Memory Lane Saturday night. For our age group, it is a major loss,” she said. By Howard CampbellA South Florida landmark rode off into the sunset on September 2 when Memory Lane Café held its final party at its Lauderhill Lakes base. Longtime patrons and family turned out to celebrate the ‘last supper’ with Orel Powell, who founded and operated the venue since 1994, and his son Brian.last_img read more

first_img Reported by This week, we’re publishing a series of posts expressing gratitude for some of the things in Farmington and Farmington Hills that bring us together. With help from our supporters, we’ve chosen six, but there are many, many more. Join the #F2HGratitude conversation Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Make sure you catch all of our posts by signing up for our daily (except Sunday) emails. Even in cold weather, two popular Farmington area parks bring people together.On any given morning, rain or shine, you’ll find local residents (with and without pets) walking along the path that winds around the playscape and ballfields in Farmington’s Shiawassee Park. Located in an area south of Shiawassee Street and west of Power Road, the L-shaped park is bounded on the south side by a narrow, winding branch of the Rouge River.While Shiawassee is a city-owned park, more than five acres – the area closest to Farmington Road – is leased for $1 per year from Farmington Public Schools.Farmington South Baseball uses the ball fields throughout the late spring and summer, and the park hosts many other activities – from private parties in picnic shelters to Greater Farmington Area Founders Festival events.Farmington Hills resident Peggy Latimer-Wilke’s favorite Shiawassee Park event, Relay for Life, brings together volunteers who walk laps and host other activities that raise funds for the American Cancer Society. A hillside on the east end of the park offers a perfect focal point for the moving luminaria ceremony honoring those lost to the disease.“The west end of Shiawassee park has the most beautiful fall colors,” she added. “Between Shiawassee and Heritage parks, we have two beautiful options.”Fall colors in Shiawassee ParkFarmington resident Vera Lucksted says Heritage Park is at the top of her “thankful list”.“What a gorgeous destination with so many different uses,” she said.Sprawling across 210 acres west of Farmington Road and north of 10 Mile Road, the park features a splash pad and playscape, an amphitheater that hosts a summer concert series, a popular winter sledding hill, and miles of well-kept trails frequented throughout the year by walkers, joggers, and cross-country skiers.Structures on the property have a rich history, including the Visitors Center inside the historic Spicer House, designed by noted architect Marcus Burrowes, Stables Art Studio and Heritage & History Center, both historically connected to the Longacre House, built in 1869 by Palmer Sherman, who farmed and sold seeds to the Ferry Seed Company.Longacre House (Facebook photo)One of the most active spots in Heritage Park, the Farmington Hills Nature Center, offers a variety of activities and events for all ages, from summer camps to guided hikes that expose visitors to life in the park all year around.The park’s most recent addition, Riley Archery Range, opened in 2015. The indoor/outdoor facility has open shooting hours April through November. Archers have opportunities for classes and private lessons, and three school teams – Farmington Public Schools, Mercy High School Team, and St. Fabian Catholic School – practice at the facility.Next in our #F2H Gratitude series: The Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img Related TopicsColumbus Blue JacketsDillion HeatheringtonLake Erie MonstersSonny Milano Matt Loede STRONGSVILLE, OH – The Lake Erie Monsters are getting ready for the upcoming season, and Tuesday in Strongsville the club took the ice following a practice by their new affiliate, the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets.The new jersey for the team for this season was unveiled, as it’s the first season for the affiliation between Columbus and Cleveland.A couple of new Monsters sat down for a chat following their practice, defender Dillon Heatherington, who was a 2nd round pick of Columbus in 2013, and left wing Sonny Milano, who was the Blue Jackets 1st round pick (16th overall) in the 2014 draft.center_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

first_img Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. The WWE was hit with a pretty big lawsuit by more than 50 plaintiffs who have performed with WWE or its predecessors since the 1970s, claiming the company didn’t do enough to protect its wrestlers from brain injuries.Included in the lawsuit are some pretty big names, Joseph `Road Warrior Animal’ Laurinaitis, Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka, Paul `Mr Wonderful’ Orndorff, Chris Pallies (King Kong Bundy) and others.WWE doesn’t seem all that worried about the lawsuit, and put out a statement saying they feel it will be dismissed.“This is another ridiculous attempt by the same attorney who has previously filed class action lawsuits against WWE, both of which have been dismissed,” the statement said.“A federal judge has already found that this lawyer made patently false allegations about WWE, and this is more of the same. We’re confident this lawsuit will suffer the same fate as his prior attempts and be dismissed.”Bloomberg had the following about the story on their site:The retired wrestlers say the WWE deliberately ignored and hid from them “medically important and possibly lifesaving information” about specific neurological conditions, such as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, that affect wrestlers and athletes who play contact sports prone to head trauma.“The WWE knows that its wrestlers including the plaintiffs are at great risk for these diseases such as CTE that can result in suicide, drug abuse and violent behavior that pose a danger to not only the athletes themselves but their families and community, yet the WWE does nothing to warn, educate or provide treatment to them,” the wrestlers said in the suit.“These wrestlers don’t have medical benefits. They’re independent contractors,” said Daniel Wallach, a sports law expert with Becker & Poliakoff in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “They completely fall through the safety net. They’re in worse shape than retired professional football players or retired hockey players. They’re the most disposable athletes in the sports and entertainment business.”Monday’s complaint was filed with the federal court in New Haven, Connecticut.center_img Related TopicsWWEWWE Lawsuitlast_img

first_imgIn what was a very lackluster Championship Sunday, the most entertaining matchup might have just taken place on Twitter.Just a few days after apologizing to everyone he let down via Twitter earlier this week, former Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is back in the news. Manziel took a picture of himself in a Patriots jersey and hat as he was heading to Gillette Stadium to watch the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers.Sounds pretty normal, right?Chris McNeil, the founder of the Cleveland Browns 0-16 Parade, decided to have a little fun with the situation with the Tweet below:New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep… pic.twitter.com/RdoY2uF3qg— McNeil (@Reflog_18) January 23, 2017The tweet provoked Manziel, who decided to responded with:Ahh because watching two guys who are where I want to be one day is a bad thing. FOOTBALL IS LIFE https://t.co/xOv9xIIkeB— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) January 23, 2017Just a normal exchange at first.Then, McNeil would tell Manziel to prove him wrong about his ambition. Manziel would respond with a tweet that has since been deleted:“@Reflog_18 worry about the browns, the buckeyes and all things Ohio. I want no part of that anymore. You do you and I’ll do me”For a guy trying to stay out of the news for all the wrong reasons, Manziel is doing a poor job. This latest outburst shows that Johnny Football has a lot of work to do to recreate his image. Eli Mooneyham Related TopicsChris McNeilJohnny Manzielcenter_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img read more