AAIA Names New Director of Government Affairs

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  BETHESDA, MD — AAIA has appointed Stephanie Salmon as its new director of government affairs. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Salmon previously served as the senior associate of a Washington-based government affairs firm for more than ten years, representing several manufacturing trade associations. She covered federal legislative and regulatory matters concerning health, safety, labor, tax, trade and energy issues. “Stephanie’s strong government affairs track record, combined with her extensive experience working with trade associations, will make her a great asset to the AAIA government affairs team,” said Aaron Lowe, AAIA’s vice president of government affairs. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Parker tops the podium for November

first_imgPSC golf Bunker Boys @ The RanchMonday, Nov. 25, Plutuluang – StablefordOur previous scheduled visit to the Navy course in October had ended in chaos with our group being double booked with a large tournament, but we decided to give it another try because the course is popular and certainly offers good value for money.  Today there were no such problems and we chose to play the more difficult West and North nines, since our last few visits had been played on the South and East courses. The weather was bright and sunny accompanied by a fresh breeze as the first group tee’d off on schedule, with the prospect of another great day’s golf ahead of them.Geoff Parker receives the KPK voucher from Buff surrounded by the girls from The Ranch. The round progressed smoothly, albeit a little slowly, until the last group was on the 17th fairway when a nasty storm rolled in and the last two holes were played in torrential rain, much to the amusement of the earlier groups, who by that time were comfortably ensconced in the clubhouse.Mike Lloyd produced another fine performance to record the best score of the day with 42 points, six better than second placed Gordon Melia and winning the B Flight in the process.Gez Williams won the A Flight with a more modest total of 35 points, with a count back being needed to separate Geoff Parker and Tony Scambler for second and third places.A Flight1st Gez Wiiliams (13) 35pts2nd Geoff Parker (14) 34pts3rd Tony Scambler (9) 34ptsB Flight1st Mike Lloyd (16) 42pts2nd Gordon Melia (20) 36pts3rd Ken Davidson (23) 34ptsNear Pins:  Keith Smithson, Tony Scambler, and Geoff Cox (2).Wednesday, Nov. 27, Royal Lakeside – StablefordA smaller group of golfers today, but those golfers that were deterred by the slightly longer trip missed a treat.  The fairways and greens were in their normally excellent condition and the weather was almost perfect, so everything was set for a great round of golf on what is always a challenging course.Some of the rough just off the fairways has been allowed to grow longer than usual (probably due to recent heavy rain) and was especially challenging to those golfers unlucky enough to stray just a few yards off target.  Playing from the blue tees, some of the holes here play long (especially playing into the breeze) and perhaps this factor, together with the always tricky greens, was responsible for the low scoring on the day.John Hughes was the only golfer to come close to playing to his handicap, scoring 35 points to win the B Flight one point ahead of Gordon Melia.In the A Flight, Tony Robbins took first place with 34 points, beating Mark West on a count back, with John Graham taking third.Today was the first time in the Bunker Boys’ last sixteen games that no golfer managed to play to his handicap or better – and the last occasion was at Royal Lakeside as well – so clearly we need to play here more often!A Flight1st Tony Robbins (15) 34pts2nd Mark West (15) 34pts3rd John Graham (10) 32ptsB Flight1st John Hughes (17) 35pts2nd Gordon Melia (20) 34pts3rd PJ Redmond (27) 30ptsNear Pins:  Keith Smithson, John Graham and Steve Durey.Friday, Nov. 29, The Emerald – Medal)Today was our final competition of the month and was kindly sponsored by KPK Foods.  Tony Scambler was holding a narrow lead in the race for the Golfer of the Month title, ahead of Mike Lloyd, Keith Norman and Gerry Cooney.  Following our normal tradition, the four protagonists played together in the final group, and fittingly the format was medal for the final shootout.The Emerald course is now almost back to its best condition and once again the weather was fine with a fresh breeze keeping the temperature to a reasonable level.  Although this course is the shortest that we play on our regular schedule, the layout always provides a tough test, and today was no exception with the breeze being a significant factor on several holes.The pressure must have taken its toll on the main contenders and surprisingly none of them managed to find their “A”game, so Tony’s score of net 76 was enough to secure a sixth place overall finish, and take the November title.Geoff Parker was the only player to better his handicap on the day to secure the overall win, and thereby winning the A Flight two points clear of Colin Greig.There were three new faces on the podium in the B Flight with Mike Corner having his most successful round since returning from U.K. to take the honours ahead of Ken Young and Les Burns.A Flight1st Geoff Parker (14) net 702nd Colin Greig (9) net 723rd Keith Smithson (2) net 73B Flight1st Mike Corner (19) net 752nd Ken Young (27) net 763rd Les Burns (29) net 77Near Pins: Keith Norman, Keith Smithson, Mike Lloyd and Paul Smith.Note:  The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society that play out of The Ranch bar on Pattaya 3rd Road (in front of the fire station, and almost opposite the Buffalo Bar).  We play three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, so if you enjoy a fun day out, and a friendly but competitive golf competition why not come and join us.We meet at The Ranch at 9 a.m. and new players are always welcome.  Contact “Buff” on 086 046 5091 or 080 605 5663 for all enquiries.  You can find all the news, schedules and results on our website at www.bunkersociety.com.last_img read more

Hey, Mr Tambourine Man

first_imgBy Kyra Gillespie It is a known tradition among Bob Dylan fans to get together at concerts and gatherings to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

FAI Cup Round Two – Galway United 1 Cork City 0 – The Commentary

first_imgPictures are courtesy of Galway United FC – Check out their Facebook Page for more – https://www.facebook.com/GalwayUnitedFC/ Galway United booked their place in the Quarter Final of the FAI Cup with an outstanding 1-0 win at home to Cork City at Eamon Deacy Park. Conor Melody’s goal just before Half Time the difference between the teams. Galway United will face Shamrock Rovers at home in the Quarter Final.Here is another chance to hear the commentary of the game with Mike Rafferty and Derek Rogers.Presented by Gerry MurphyFirst Half Second HalfThe Galway United Team who faced Cork City on Friday Night Let’s keep the run going! United are back in league action at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night when we face Limerick. Kick-off: 7.45pm. The club will be running a “Cup Night” which will grant FREE admission to Galway FA teams at all levels that have won silverware this season! print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Checkpoint Introduces Windlight RFID Label for Retail Cosmetic, Other Merchandise Visibility Applications

first_imgCheckpoint Systems recently announced at the RFID Journal Live event its Windlight RFID label for cosmetics categories and many other merchandise visibility applications.The new label features the use of Impinj’s Monza® R6-P RAIN RFID tag chip, which is optimized for serializing items such as apparel, electronics, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, jewelry and various other products. The chips support privacy, loss prevention and brand protection capabilities for retailers and brand owners.Windlight is smaller than Checkpoint’s recently introduced Wind label and works with a range of systems, including hand held, as well as fixed readers such as Checkpoint’s Wirama-based Point of Exit (PoE) pedestals (E10 2.0). It features an inlay size of 43mm x 18mm with a label size of 45mm x 30mm, which is midrange for some of the popular apparel form factors. It is ISO18000-6C compliant and can be can be encoded and printed to carry EPC data in several formats, including RFID EPC air protocol, printed bar code and human readable text.- Sponsor – “We are excited that following the success of Checkpoint’s Wind label, its Windlight label is also based upon our Monza R6-P chip featuring AutoTune™,” said Carl Brasek, senior director of product management, silicon at Impinj. “Our partnership with Checkpoint enables new solutions and tagging of new categories of items. The Monza R6-P chip includes Integra technology that enables RAIN RFID labels to deliver higher data reliability and accuracy, which is a must for retail deployments.”According to Umesh Cooduvalli, senior director, business development, Checkpoint Systems, “Our customers have shown strong interest in broadening RAIN RFID categories to include Health/Beauty/Cosmetics. The new Windlight as well as the Wind RFID tags are designed to help them realize auto replenishment and inventory management goals.”Windlight RFID labels are available immediately. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

All eyes on Sachin Tendulkar as India take on West Indies

first_imgIt is highly unlikely that the thrashing which India received in England a few months back would be atoned for any time soon. Not only did India lose their No.1 Test status in the most embarrassing manner possible – a 0-4 whitewash – they were battered beyond recognition; losing a few players to injuries in the process.As India get ready for the first of the three-Test series against the West Indies, starting here at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Sunday, the focus seems to be more on the larger picture than the immediate target. After the chinks in India’s armour were laid bare over two months of English summer, it is time to mend them one by one and the Test series against West Indies gives Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team a chance to start the recovery process.The first Test sees the return from injury of Virender Sehwag (shoulder), Yuvraj Singh (finger), Ishant Sharma (ankle) and Sachin Tendulkar (toe). After a long time, India would be fielding what looks like a fully-fit side, with only bowlers Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel being the ones missing out due to lack of fitness.And given that the opponents are the West Indies, every conversation regarding the match is invariably veering towards Tendulkar’s long-awaited 100th century at the international level. The 38-year-old failed to reach the mark during the four Tests in England, but there now seemsto be an air of inevitability around the feat. However, this being Test cricket, nothing can be taken for granted and West Indies captain Darren Sammy has assured he will do everything in his capacity to stop the Mumbai batsman from reaching the three-figure mark.advertisementThough the talking points of the Test are a strong Indian batting and a weak West Indies squad, the new-look Indian attack gives a chance to see if there are bowlers who can take 20 wickets. Paceman Ishant Sharma and left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha are the only bowlers who have played a Test.Fast bowlers Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron and spinners R Ashwin and Rahul Sharma are awaiting their Test caps. Among these, Dhoni would hope to find a combinationthat would not only take wickets this series, but also give options to the team management when the Australian tour arrives at the end of the year. In all likelihood, Ashwin should make the cut given that he has outdone Harbhajan Singh, not included in the squad, for most of the season.The batting looks rock solid. Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir will renew their partnership at the top of the order, with Rahul Dravid, Tendulkar and VVS Laxman forming the backbone of the team. The next spot could be a toss-up between Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh, with skipper Dhoni and four bowlers to follow.It will be interesting to see if Dhoni decided to go with two pacers and two spinners or three fast bowlers and a spinner, with Yuvraj as a possible fifth bowler.For the West Indies, it will be about working on the gains they made during the home series this year, where they ran the Indians close and only lost 0-1. And in Jamaica, India were 85 for six on the first day, forced to fight tooth and nail to win.The Caribbean side will be banking on their bowling attack, comprising fast bowlers Kemar Roach, Fidel Edwards, Ravi Rampaul and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, to put a leash on the Indian line-up and then hope their batting makes the most of the untested bowling.The pitch at the Ferozeshah Kotla is expected to be a typical sub-continental one, with spinners likely to come into play by Day Three. However, given that the Capital has been experiencing a fair amount of smog and cloud cover for the past few days, there could be a few stoppages in play due to bad light.last_img read more

Ranked: Who are Man Utd’s best-paid players?

first_imgManchester United Alexis or Pogba, De Gea or Lukaku? Ranking Manchester United’s best-paid players Kris Voakes Last updated 1 year ago 20:13 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() David de Gea Paul Pogba Alexis Sanchez split Getty/Goal composite Manchester United Premier League Crystal Palace v Manchester United Crystal Palace Gallery The Red Devils have been fairly liberal in handing out huge contracts in recent years, but who sits where in their list of highest salaries? Manchester United caused a real stir in January when snapping up from Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. Far beyond the Chilean being recruited from a Premier League rival midway through the season, the biggest bone of contention appeared to be his British-record salary of £350,000 per week.Such is the fascination in the money being spent by football clubs in the modern era, supporters have taken an increased interest in players’ wages as well as the outlays made to selling clubs in the transfer market.And United have led the way in splashing out on playing contracts over the course of the Premier League era, signing themselves up to the five biggest deals in English history over the last five years, most recently with Sanchez. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp But who gets what in the current United squad? Below,  Goal  goes through the Old Trafford pay-grades, listing the estimated weekly salary of the top-ranked Red Devils in terms of salary.last_img read more

Spain’s World Cup 2018 kit: All you need to know

first_imgWorld Cup Spain World Cup 2018 kit: New retro Adidas design, controversy and all you need to know Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 18:00 5/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Spain World Cup 2018 kit Adidas World Cup Spain WTF La Roja won the tournament for the first time just under a decade ago and they will be hoping their new kit can bring some luck Spain head to Russia in the summer of 2018 in search of their second World Cup title and they have released an all new kit for the occasion.Their kit manufacturers Adidas have delved into the past in search of inspiration for their latest line of national team kits and La Roja’s newest offering is a testimony to that.With the tournament around four months away, Goal takes a look at what Julen Lopetegui’s men will be wearing when they take to the field. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp What does Spain’s World Cup 2018 kit look like?World Cup 2018 kit Spain homeIn a dramatic departure from their previous home kit, Spain’s new edition features a geometric pattern which runs vertically down the right side of the front of the jersey.The colours in the pattern are yellow, blue and red, which blends into the base red of the rest of the shirt.While the previous home jersey featured Adidas’ famous three stripes on either side of the torso, they have migrated to the shoulders of the new shirt.The collar, meanwhile, seems to have remained the same, but the Adidas logo has been shifted into the centre, perhaps to highlight the design pattern on the right.How much does the new Spain jersey cost?An authentic Spain home jersey will cost you £99.95 in the UK, while a replica version will be somewhat cheaper at £69.95. Both items can be bought online.In the US, a replica Spain home jersey will set buyers back $90, while an authentic one will cost $130, and they are both available to buy from Adidas’ online store.What is the inspiration?Luis Enrique Spain 1994 World CupAdidas have sought inspiration from iconic kits of the past in their most recent design efforts and in Spain’s case, they have produced a modern take on the kit worn at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.Both the Spanish home and away kits in that tournament featured a prominent design on the right side which was made up of rows of different coloured diamonds. The colours used in the ’94 home kit were yellow, red and navy blue, while the navy blue did not feature in the white away jersey.Unlike the modern interpretation, the classic jersey incoportated a polo-neck style collar, which was navy blue with slim streaks of red and yellow. However, like the modern version, the Adidas logo was placed in the centre of the chest.Why is the Spain World Cup 2018 controversial?Spain second republic flagInterestingly, the new Spain home kit for the World Cup has proved somewhat controversial to the point where both Adidas and the Spanish football authority (RFEF) have been compelled to make statements in order to quell anger.The combination of red, yellow and blue in the pattern on the right of the jersey has been seized upon by some as deliberately provocative due to the fact that they appear to resemble the colours of the Second Spanish Republic, which is still popularly used by separatist groups.Of course, the flag of the Second Spanish Republic is red, yellow and purple. So the confusion has arisen over whether the colour on the shirt is blue or purple.Adidas and the RFEF insist that the shirt design is “free of any political connotation” but that has not prevented people from having their say and some fans were particularly upset.Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that “politics is creeping into soccer once again” and a number of politicians waded into the controversy. Alberto Garzon, leader of the United Left (IU), said that he preferred the tricolour to simple red and yellow, while Pablo Iglesias of Podemos also expressed his approval. The political climate in Spain at present is particularly tense following the Catalonian government’s decision to press ahead with a contentious independence referendum last October and their subsequent attempts to establish independence from Spanish rule. That may explain the sensitivity.What about the Spain away kit?Sergio Ramos Spain 14112017The Spain away kit for the 2018 World Cup has not yet been released, but it is expected to be launched some time in the Spring of 2018.Spain wore an all-white away kit in the qualification stage, with three red Adidas stripes on the sides and red logos on the chest.It remains unclear whether the away jersey will be similarly inspired by the 1994 World Cup style.ergi Spain Mauro Tasotti Italy World Cup 1994It is possible that they will make a change from white and in the past they have gone with a variety of colours, including light blue, blue, dark blue, gold and even black.Either way, both Adidas and the RFEF will be hopeful that it attracts less controversy than its home variant.last_img read more