AKRON, Ohio — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has announced the appointment of John “Jack” Fish as senior vice president of global operations. Fish replaces Christopher Clark, senior vice president of global sourcing, who in June announced his intention to retire after 36 years with the company. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement At Goodyear, Fish will be responsible for overseeing manufacturing and related supply chain activities throughout all of the corporation’s global business units. He will join the company on Oct. 5. “Jack had an impressive track record at General Electric of improving global manufacturing and supply chain processes to drive customer service, efficiency and quality,” said Robert Keegan, Goodyear’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Jack as part of our team, and at the same time want to thank Chris Clark for his many valuable contributions throughout his 36 years with Goodyear.” Fish, 52, spent almost 29 years with General Electric Co., most recently serving as vice president of consumer global supply chain for GE’s Consumer and Industrial business, headquartered in Louisville, Ky. “Jack’s background and experience are a great fit for Goodyear,” said Richard Kramer, Goodyear’s chief operating officer and president, North American Tire. “We are confident that Jack’s demonstrated leadership will help us take our efforts on global advantaged supply chain and productivity to the next level, in particular as it relates to our new four-year contract with the United Steelworkers.” Fish began his career in 1980 with GE’s Aircraft Engines business, where he served in a variety of operations, manufacturing and quality control roles until 1996. Fish joined GE’s Transportation Systems business in 1997 as general manager of global supply chain. In 2001, he was elected as an officer of the company and promoted to vice president of supply chain for the Global Lighting business, and, in 2004, he moved to his most recent role with the Consumer and Industrial business.Advertisement Fish received his bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering technology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
LAMC Center CEO John Whiteside thanks his employees for their service. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside congratulates his longest serving employee Rosalie Maestas who has worked at LAMC for 48 years Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Scene from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comFrom left, Mammography Tech Maleea Medina, CT Tech Claudette Cordova and CSR/MA, Clinics Angela Cordova. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comScene from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Scene from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comFrom left, Human Resources Director Jacqui Carroll, Director Los Alamos Physician Practices & Physician Recruitment Jennifer King, Growth & Outreach, Marketing Liaison Elizabeth Alvarez and Chief Financial Officer Jim McGonnell. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comFrom left, Director – Medical Imaging/Sleep Lab Susan Cazaux, Director of Rehabilitation & Respiratory Services Kevin Schoenberger and Chief Nursing Officer Lori Coffelt, RN. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com By CAROL A. CLARKLos Alamos Daily Postcaclark@ladailypost.comLos Alamos Medical Center held its annual anniversary recognition dinner Monday evening at Cottonwood on the Greens.Twenty seven longtime employees were honored at the special event. Their length of service to the hospital spanning five years to nearly five decades.“I work in materials maintenance and enjoy my job … everyone is really wonderful and it’s just a great place to work,” said Rosalie Maestas, who with 48 years on the job is the longest serving employee at LAMC.LAMC CEO John Whiteside addressed the group of employees and their guests gathered Monday evening at the anniversary celebration.“Every year this is my favorite duty – to thank each of you for your service to Los Alamos Medical Center,” Whiteside said. “Each of you makes LAMC a great place to work.”5 Year Anniversaries:Maria TrumanJessica MartinezClaudette CordovaJessica Maassen, RNBernadette DiazMarcelo “Alex” PinonPosthumously – Jennifer Long, RN10 Year Anniversaries:Alfred HigginsMary Diane ArchuletaAmy FobesJoselene MontoyaAngela Cordova15 Year Anniversaries:Rebecca TredwayElizabeth RomeroSandra Palmento20 Year Anniversary:Christina Kelly25 Year AnniversaryJoyce Richins, RNAnniversaries from 26 years and up:Charlene Padilla – 26 yrs.Miyuki Coombs, RN – 31 yrsPriscilla Padilla – 31 yrsAna Maria Ojeda – 32 yrs.Deb Maes, RN – 36 yrsLori Coffelt, RN – 36 yrsDoris Bell – 37 yrsMargaret Lopez – 44 yrsDianne Vandiver, RN – 47 yrsRosalie Maestas – 48 yrsLAMC CEO John Whiteside prepares to recognize his longtime employees with tokens of appreciation during the event Monday evening at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Scene from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comScene from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
From Tire Review HANOVER, Germany – Continental AG reported it will hire about 5,000 additional staff members in China by the end of this year in order to meet growing demand. This would bring the company’s total staff in the country to 20,000. “As part of a strategic plan to support its growth in China, the automotive supplier will hire employees across various areas including engineering, manufacturing and functional roles,” Continental said in a statement. As part of the effort, Continental is extending recruiting programs, including Campus Recruitment 2013, Continental University Competition and Continental Day in major cities, and sponsorship of Formula Student China. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
The i-tri Girls Hamptons Youth Triathlon has gone virtual. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit, committed to the empowerment of adolescent girls through the sport of triathlon, has transformed the annual BNB Bank-sponsored event into a virtual Olympic challenge. “We are truly inspired by the i-tri organization and its efforts in helping young women across Long Island succeed in sports and in life,” said Theresa McCarthy, vice president of commercial real estate lending at BNB Bank. “As a community bank dedicated to improving our communities, we are thrilled to show our continued support and be a part of i-tri’s transformational program.” The event will take place June 20 at 11:30 AM on Zoom and simulcasted via Facebook Live. The event will feature three 10-minute sections, each simulating parts of a triathlon — upper body exercises for swimming, leg and core exercises for biking, and high-intensity cardio for running. In keeping with social distancing rules, the girls will be led by i-tri trainers in participating in these activities from their homes. Throughout the event, the girls will be cheered on by Olympic athletes Katie Zaferes, Gwen Jorgensen, and Dara Torres, and professional triathlete Sara Piampiano. The challenge will culminate in a one-minute virtual “sprint to the finish,” featuring Zaferes, a professional triathlete since 2013 and current World Triathlon Series Champion. “Sara, Katie, and Gwen have recorded videos of themselves doing the exercises that the girls will be doing, and Dara Torres is actually going to be working with and spoke to the girls Saturday on our weekly triathlon training session on Zoom,” said i-tri Girls Development and Events Manager Jennifer Fowkes. “Even if social distancing rules are relaxed, we did not anticipate that we would be able to hold our traditional triathlon, so we have spent the last few weeks trying to come up with a plan that would challenge the 145 girls who are participating in i-tri that could be completed safely at their homes. And, if we do say so ourselves, we think we’ve come up with a pretty great alternative. It’s been such a pleasure and an honor to work with all of these athletes, and we are hoping that the list of those participating continues to grow.” Torres, the most decorated U.S. female Olympic athlete of all time, is also a New York Times best-selling author, fitness advocate, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and mother who started her career on the international stage by breaking her first world record at the age of 15. Jorgensen is an Olympic gold medalist, winning the triathlon at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and was World Champion in 2014 and 2015. Piampiano is a board member of i-tri who in 2012 left her corporate career at HSBC Holdings to train and compete as a triathlete full-time. Later that year, she won the Ironman New Orleans 70.3, and since turning professional, has accumulated seven 70.3-distance wins, four Ironman wins, and over 30 podium performances, as well as a seventh-place finish at the 2015 and 2016 Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. “This year, the look and feel of our event may be different, but the ultimate goal is the same . . . to train hard, believe in yourself, overcome self-doubt, and prove to yourself that you are capable, strong, and brave,” i-tri Girls founder and Chief Visionary Officer Theresa Roden said. “Our girls have shown such commitment and resilience during this challenging time, and are honored that these amazing Olympians and professional athletes care enough about them to share in this journey. We hope everyone logs on to cheer on the girls to the finish line.” While the Olympic challenge is being held online, i-tri Girls also announced the return of the TurboTri triathlon, albeit virtually. This triathlon, which will consist of a 300-yard swim, a six-mile bike, and a 1.5-mile run, can be completed any time from July 1 to 31. More details about the event will be forthcoming, but those 10 and up can register at firstname.lastname@example.org Share
Former Amagansett Fire Chief Mark Bennett drove a fire truck in the parade. East Hampton Village police in the parade. Randy Hoffman waved to the procession of fire truck and ambulance as it went by his house in East Hampton on June 19. An Amagansett ambulance Rand Hoffman was all smiles. Randy Hoffman waited for a parade of friends in the EMS fire service on the evening of June 19 with, from left, his best friend, Jim Jowers, and his sons Nick Hoffman, 22, and Ozzy Hoffman, 19. Share Randy Hoffman holds up a gag gift a friend gave him. Jim Jowers, Randy Hoffman’s best friend, gives the thumbs up as Hoffman waves. Randy Hoffman waited for the parade to roll by. Amagansett’s Second Assistant Chief Michael Steele A Sag Harbor first responder and ambulance drove by. East Hampton Village Ambulance Association Chief Lisa Charde organized the parade. Randy Hoffman waited for a parade of friends in the EMS fire service on the evening of June 19 with, from left, his best friend, Jim Jowers, and sons Nick Hoffman, 22, and Ozzy Hoffman, 19.Last week, six months after a surgery that left him paralyzed from the neck down, Randy Hoffman walked out of a rehabilitation center and returned to East Hampton.With his hands on a walker and masked nurses surrounding him, one of them told him he could not walk over the threshold because it was metal. “I said, ‘We’ll see.’ ” Sure enough, he crossed that threshold himself, the hard-fought victory seen in his smile like the sunlight on his face.Back on December 5, 2019, Hoffman, well-known throughout the emergency medical service system on the East End, underwent what is considered at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City to be a routine spinal procedure, an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion to correct nerve damage in his arm.“It was supposed to be a two-hour surgery—out the next day. They do hundreds of them a week,” Hoffman explained. His mother and his sister flew in from Colorado to be with him, but he felt it was “no big deal.”A 12-year advanced life-support provider, Hoffman knew something was wrong when he woke up from the procedure and he was still intubated. He recalled how his hands were crossed on his chest and he was told to move them. All he could wiggle was one finger.MRIs showed there was bleeding around his spinal cord. Hoffman ended up undergoing more surgeries—in all, four surgeries in 30 hours.When he fully came to, the doctor told him he was in spinal shock and essentially paralyzed from the neck down, but he was told, “ ‘I expect you’ll fully recover, but it’s going to take a lot of time because the compression has to go down.’ ”By the way, Hoffman noted, the pinched nerve never got fixed.To be expected, his memory of those first few days is hazy, but he remembers vividly his dreams, right out of “Alice in Wonderland,” he said. “Machinery, like metalworking machinery, were developing faces and talking to me.” It was from the Dilaudid, a morphine-derivative that produces a high similar to heroin distorting the very machines he works with in his East Hampton shop. “It was so realistic and so deep and so real.”In the coming weeks, Hoffman was transferred to Mount Sinai, acute rehab facility. He regained the use of his hands. As the nerve endings returned in his hands, it was so painful he had to ice them. There was progress, albeit he felt it was slow. Then he read something that referred to him as a quadriplegic. “That’s when I really got very upset, because then I was like, shit.”There was a program on his floor at Mount Sinai where patients would get together, and transitioning into society in a wheelchair was discussed. He attended once and quickly left. When he was asked to come back, he said, “I’m not going to be in a wheelchair.”Hoffman, 59, had been in great shape. He cycled 20 to 30 miles every day before the surgery. A self-employed custom cabinetmaker, he also built, restored and raced classic motorcycles, all while running ambulance calls. He lost 38 pounds while his muscles atrophied.While he regained feeling and later mobility in all four of his limbs, the East End community sprang into action, raising more than $100,000 for him between online fundraisers and spaghetti dinners at local firehouses. He has ridden on every ambulance, at one time or another, between Montauk and Southampton, and his friends in EMS, as well as people he has cared for, rallied to ensure his regular bills and whatever medical costs not paid for by insurance would be covered.Randy Hoffman waved to the procession of fire truck and ambulance as it went by his house in East Hampton on June 19.Over the winter he was transferred to San Simeon on the Sound in Greenport, a sub-acute facility, which while mainly known as a nursing home has the kind of physical therapy he required. Plus, he longed to be closer to home, even though he had a steady stream of visitors in the city.About a month after he arrived back on the East End, the novel coronavirus would hit New York. San Simeon very quickly closed its doors to visitors, successfully keeping COVID-19 out of the facility. For nearly three months, Hoffman had to go without visitors, and his focus was solely on rehabilitation.He surprised even his caregivers with his progress. Three months ago, his primary physical therapist asked him what his goals were. “I said I wanted to walk out the front doors with a walker, and she didn’t say anything. And then two months ago, she said, ‘We really need to sit down and talk about realistic goals.’ And I said, ‘I told you what my goals were,’ and she said, ‘No, no.’“That’s when I got really depressed, because she said, ‘You’re not going to walk out of here with a walker, or there’s a good chance you won’t,’ he said. It was a brutal blow, but the reality was, he said, it did not look like it was going to happen.Hoffman considers himself a generally positive person—sarcastic, he admits, but someone who looked at the bright side of things. The experience brought him to depths he had never known before. Yes, even suicidal thoughts, he freely admitted.There were times he lashed out, where he recalled yelling out loud, “It can’t end this way.” Other days he just cried. “I mean just days, especially weekends were just difficult, I didn’t have physical therapy on Sundays. I would just cry and cry and cry,” he said. Finally, he agreed to go on Paxil, an antidepressant.How did he pull himself out of it?“I took a step between the parallel bars,” he said with a smile. “That did it.”During a P.T. session, he managed that first step while standing between parallel bars. A few days later, he took a couple more steps. Soon he was able to walk across the room with the walker, turn around, sit down and stand up again.“Now that’s functional walking,” his primary physical therapist told him.He hopes to be walking more in the next few months, and his new goal is to go back to racing in February.On Friday evening, just days after returning to East Hampton, his friends in the EMS and fire service paid him a visit—but not because he was in need of assistance. The East Hampton Village Ambulance Association, of which he is a member, organized a drive-by homecoming parade. Ambulances, fire trucks, first responder vehicles and EMTs waving signs passed by one by one to welcome him home. There was that smile once again, as he waved and blew kisses.Now just one question remains: When will he back on the ambulance, helping others?Soon, he email@example.com Randy Hoffman had a big group of family and friends at the end of his driveway. An Amagansett fire truck was also in the parade. An East Hampton truck passed by. Randy Hoffman takes a look at a sticker given to him in jest. Many EMTs in their personal vehicle also joined the parade.
Washington was yesterday the venue of a meeting of Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Yuriy Boyko and the State Department’s Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Carlos Pascual.During the meeting the parties discussed urgent issues of energy safety, diversification of energy supplies and opportunities of supplying liquefied natural gas to Ukraine through an LNG-terminal, according to a statement.[mappress]LNG World News Staff, October 29, 2013
The latest construction output release from the ONS told a familiar story of monthly declines set against longer-term growth. This indicates that the industry remains in fairly good health despite the increasing number of negative headlines on construction and the UK economy. The industry declined by 0.3% in February compared to January but grew by 0.3% compared to February last year. What interested me most in these figures is that the private housing sector remains the major constituent of growth within construction. In fact, in February it was the only sector that exhibited monthly growth and when compared to last year the level of output in new private housing increased by 10.6%. In the same period private commercial was the only other sector that grew and that was by a measly 0.4%.Given the ongoing housing crisis, it is perhaps no surprise that housing remains buoyant and there is no doubt that the existence of government schemes such as Help to Buy are providing a solid platform for growth in the sector. That is likely to remain the case for the next few years as the government continues to place housing at the top of the political agenda.What is concerning is the lack of growth in other sectors, in particular private commercial work. It seems that uncertainty around the upcoming EU referendum is hampering the amount of commercial activity. This makes sense as the sector is most exposed to the investment sentiment within the economy, and the outcome could fundamentally change the basis on which you made that decision. Might finance come from a country in the EU? That is obviously going to cause a decision to be delayed until more certainty exists. Might contractors be wary that trading terms could change with suppliers that they have priced into contracts? Or may the availability of labour supply change if workers employed from the EU are no longer able to work in the UK? With issues of such importance it is obvious why the commercial sector is nervous. That said, it does suggest that a vote to remain may mean a glut of pent-up demand comes to the fore and the end of the year could be very busy indeed.Michael Dall is an economist at Barbour ABI
The overhead travel crane (OHTC) will be used to build a 5.4 km bridge for an offshore highway on Reunion Island. The crane is composed of two pairs of lifting beams with an overall width of 30 m and a lifting capacity of 4,800 tonnes.The OHTC will be used on a jack-up barge currently under construction in Poland; the combination will be used to lift, move and lower concrete blocks for the offshore highway.Lifting and lowering is achieved using a reeved winch system, based on eight grooved drum winches. Longitudinal travelling of the gantry uses a trolley arrangement comprising two trolleys per lifting beam, propelled with hydraulic drive motors and planetary gearboxes. Testing of the OHTC has been conducted on one of the pairs of beams, which included: lifting 1,100-tonne blocks; synchronised lifting of the block with a hook from each beam; and checking the crane’s positioning accuracy to 1 mm.HLPFI reported on May 14, 2015 that a French consortium of Bouygues Travaux Publics, VINCI Construction and Demathieu Bard Construction, awarded Enerpac the contract to build the giant gantry crane. www.enerpac.com
SHARE Former House speaker predicts ‘Obamacare’ won’t be repealed Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: February 23, 2017 2:14 PM EST Updated: February 23, 2017 2:18 PM EST WASHINGTON (AP) Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of “Obamacare” is “not going to happen.”Boehner was forced out by conservatives in 2015. The Ohio Republican says he started laughing when he heard President Donald Trump and Republicans promise swift action on undoing and replacing the health law.He says: “Republicans never ever agree on health care.”Boehner spoke at a health care conference in Orlando. His remarks were reported by Politico.He predicts that in the end, Republicans will leave the basic framework of the Affordable Care Act in place and make relatively modest changes.As speaker, Boehner promised numerous times to repeal and replace Obamacare in full. He presided over a 2013 government shutdown aimed at taking money away from the law. Related Articles:GOP senators offer ACA replacement plan, let states keep ObamacareTrump issues executive order to start rolling back ObamacareSWFL Catholic bishops oppose Obamacare repealRepublican-led Senate takes first step to repeal ‘Obamacare’ Author: Associated Press
A multi-purpose high technology court complex will replace all of the City of London’s courts apart from the Old Bailey under plans announced by HM Courts and Tribunals Service and the City of London Corporation today.The aim, part of the City’s programme to preserve its position as an international dispute resolution centre, is to set up a high technology centre specialising in fraud, economic and cyber-crime. The 18-court complex, likely to be in the traditional heart of legal London, will also take on the work of the City of London Magistrates’ Court and City of London County Court. According to a City of London announcement today, ‘the court’s close proximity to some of the world’s leading technology, financial and professional services firms in the Square Mile will enable the judiciary to be at the forefront of tackling criminal activity and resolving disputes. It would also benefit from its position near the Rolls Building, the Royal Courts of Justice, Old Bailey and Inns of Court.’The emphasis on location is an attempt by the City to counter recent moves towards regionalisation, such as the opening of regional centres of the new Business and Property Courts. The corporation pointed out that employment in legal services currently accounts for 9.1% of the Square Mile’s workforce.’This interconnectedness between financial and legal services is demonstrated by the fact that financial services firms makes up 17% of the total demand for legal services in the UK or £2.8bn,’ the announcement stated.The corporation said it would carry out a feasibility study to analyse the cost implications and identify possible sources of funding. This is expected to be completed early next year. ‘The exact location of the court will be announced in due course,’ it said. Catherine McGuinness, policy chairman at the City of London Corporation, said: ’Our legal system has been an example to the rest of the world. Playing host to some of the world’s leading regulators, financial services and tech firms, the City is a natural choice to house this modern judicial centre. This proposal will make sure London continues to set the highest legal standards domestically and internationally. Our rule of law is one of the many reasons why London is the number one financial centre in the world and this new court will add to our many existing strengths.’Justice minister Dominic Raab said: ‘This new flagship court will build on UK legal services’ unique comparative advantage, by leading the drive to tackle fraud and crack down on cyber-crime. By reinforcing the City’s world-leading reputation as the number one place to do business and resolve disputes, it’s a terrific advert for post-Brexit Britain.’Susan Acland-Hood, chief executive, HM Courts & Tribunals Service, said: ‘The development of a state of the art court in the City of London will represent a major step forward in our wider programme of reform to deliver a modern justice system. The court will be fully equipped with 21st century technology, and will be a world-leading centre for economic and cybercrime, as well as working across other activity and jurisdictions. HMCTS looks forward to working in partnership with the City of London Corporation to make these plans a reality.’