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From Tire Review Schaeffler AG has decided to shift strategy and replace Juergen Geissinger as CEO, effective immediately. The company’s CFO, Klaus Rosenfeld, will assume the role of CEO on an interim basis, the company said. The departure of Geissinger is immediate and by mutual consent, the German-based company said. “With today’s change of leadership, we have paved the way for the future reorientation of Schaeffler Group and its leadership,” Georg F. W. Schaeffler, chairman, said in the statement. “We thank Dr. Geissinger for his work and contribution to the success of our company.” Geissinger’s current contract would have expired at the end of 2014. Earlier last month, it was reported that Schaeffler did not intend to extend Geissinger’s contract. Following its debt-financed takeover bid for Continental in 2008, Schaeffler’s liabilities soared, putting Geissinger under pressure. Schaeffler recently sold a portion of its Continental shares in an effort to reduce its debts. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,Tyrata Inc. and Marubeni Corp. have announced a collaboration for distribution of Tyrata’s IntelliTreadDrive-Over System (DOS) in Japan. Tyrata’s DOS and corresponding data analytics platform have proven effective in the automation of tire tread depth monitoring and Marubeni will be introducing the new technology to its customer base in Japan.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “As we expand our efforts into the global market, Marubeni is an important element of our distribution strategy,” said Jesko von Windheim, Tyrata’s CEO. “Marubeni not only gives us a capable and trusted sales and service partner in Japan, but they also offer established channels into many other Asian markets.” In connection with the collaboration, Marubeni will obtain the right to distribute and service Tyrata’s DOS in Japan, and Tyrata gains the support of a trusted technology partner in the Japanese market. Marubeni will start introducing DOS units in Japan in the fourth quarter of 2020. Organizations interested in learning more about the IntelliTread portfolio may contact Luka Lojk at mailto:Luka.Lojk@Tyrata.com or +1-704-593-8418. “We see a demand for low-cost, automated tire monitoring across our customer base and we believe that Tyrata’s products meet the cost and performance requirements in this market. Marubeni is pleased to be a partner for Tyrata in Japan and we look forward to providing customers with this innovative new technology,” said Kazuyoshi Hosoi, general manager, Tires and Rubber Materials Department.Advertisement Marubeni will introduce the DOS to Japan and, through demonstration tests with logistics companies, proceed with verification of demand for automatic tire wear measurement, improvement of driver safety, and reduction of tire maintenance costs. Marubeni plans to conclude an exclusive distributor contract with Tyrata after verification. As partners, Marubeni and Tyrata will utilize each other’s knowledge to promote the use of automated wear measurement equipment for tires, thereby contributing to the realization of a safe and smart society.
A proposed aptitude test for bar students could accurately identify individuals who would do well in their courses, according to pilot studies. The Bar Standards Board proposed the test for students applying for the bar professional training course following the 2008 Wood review. The hour-long test is designed to assess candidates’ suitability and predict the likelihood of success or failure. A report to the BSB last week said a test would help to ensure that students would not ‘needlessly waste time and money on a course that would not ultimately prove beneficial’. The report covers the findings of two pilots, on 200 students in 2009-10 and with students who started the course in September 2010. It concludes that grades and final exam scores ‘showed strong relationships’ with test scores. It says there was no evidence to suggest that the test showed any adverse impacts for gender, primary language, age, disability or university. However John Carrier, chair of the BSB’s education and training committee, said ethnicity did affect scores, with minority groups being less successful, so an equality impact assessment would be carried out. A full report of the findings will go to the BSB next month.
Says Wolfgang Karau, CEE’s director operational: “Following the launch of the network a few weeks ago, and after having attended the recent European Breakbulk Exhibition in Antwerp, we are pleased to report that there has been a very positive response from the market to the development of the network and what it stands for.”We are aiming to have our inaugural conference for all CEE members in Kuala Lumpur in November this year, although further details will be available nearer to the time.”For more information about the CEE visit www.cargoequipmentexperts.com
Skeby previously served as ceo of Dansk Svejse Teknik, and has held several management positions in Danish industrial companies. He is currently a member of the Port of Hanstholm board of directors.Skeby replaces Jens Peter Peters, who has served as APD ceo since 2000 and has decided to retire from the business.ADP owns and operates the Danish ports of Fredericia, Nyborg and Middelfart and says that Fredericia and Nyborg are regularly used for the unloading of oversized project cargo in the form of tanks, boilers and machinery.The organisation says that it is finding that the items to be handled are becoming larger and heavier, and its newest quays and hinterland facilities are designed for this significant increase in load size. At the Port of Fredericia, four mobile cranes each have a 110-tonne lifting capacity. Nils Skeby. www.adp-as.com
Larry Lewis, 64, principal of Bokmakierie Primary School, is retiring at the end of this term, after 41 years at the school. Choosing education as a career and spending most of his life living out this passion at Bokmakierie Primary School, “was almost as if it was pre-determined for me”. So says principal Larry Lewis, 64, who is retiring at the end of the term, after 41 years at the school.With no teachers in his family, he reckons the best explanation for how he came to be one is that the Hewatt College of Education was opposite his high school, Alexander Sinton. “In my teens, I used to play soccer against the youths from Bokmakierie. My father also sold and delivered hampers in Bokmakierie. “In my final year of studies, I already secured a post at Alexander Sinton for the next year. However, I lived closer to Bokmakierie Primary, and John Thomas, a former lecturer, convinced me to rather work here. I specialised in physical education. “At that stage, it was an Afrikaans-medium school, and I didn’t do Afrikaans. I did mytwo-week practice teaching here, and, evenat that stage, I said, ‘No, I am not taking thepost at Bokmakierie.’ Up until this day, I don’t know what made me change my mind,” Mr Lewis said.He has no regrets, though. Mr Lewis started as a PE teacher, and eight years later, was appointed the head of department. Thereafter, he held the acting principal role for two years, before being appointed as principal in 1994.When asked what he would miss the most, Mr Lewis said: “I will miss everything – theinteraction with the teachers, and I’ll especially miss the children. I was a starter for 20 years(at the athletics). I was involved with schoolsport all the time. I didn’t pass on that dutyto others. When the children were with me, people knew they were off the street and out of danger.”Mr Lewis hopes that the staff – especially the new staff members – will follow the example he set. He added that he had always been guided by “positive values”. He also appealed to the community to take ownership of the school, which has been described as a beacon of hope for that community.“Education is the key to get out of poverty, and the school needs to be kept in a good state so that many future generations can benefit from it,” Mr Lewis said.He has no immediate plans for the future and joked that boredom at home might inspire him to take on a project. In the meantime, he will be busy “tying up” some of the projects he started at the school.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is the latest magic circle firm to report details of its gender pay gap, though like many firms it has spurned calls to include equity partners in its data.The firm’s figures, published today, are split into two categories: trainees and associates, and business services.Among trainees and associates men are paid on average 6.03% more than women (mean) while in business services the mean gap is 6.23%.More female associates received a bonus compared to their male counterparts but the gap was 17.1% in favour of men. In business services the bonus gap was 48.9%.Overall, across the firm the gender pay gap was 13.9% in favour of men in terms of hourly pay and 41% in favour of men when it came to bonuses.Despite pressure from City chiefs, and the example set by the big four accountancy firms, Freshfields has joined other firms in omitting equity partners.Businesses operating under the partnership model have come under pressure to reveal what their pay gap looks like if equity partners – who are predominantly male and very highly paid – are included and compared with the rest of the workforce.This week, US firm Reed Smith and national firm Mills & Reeve published the gender pay gap within the partnership but did not compare them with other staff members.In a footnote in its report Freshfields notes that equity partners are not employees and therefore ‘not within the scope of the regulations’.Clifford Chance is the only other magic circle firm so far to report its figures.
As a gamer, I’m firmly rooted in single player modes. That being said Call of Duty, Battlefield, Red Dead Redemption and (oddly) Bioshock 2 all had multiplayer modes I poured hours into. Speaking of Gears of War specifically, I spent many hours in both Gears of War 3 and 4’s Horde mode. While this isn’t my area of expertise as such, let’s see if The Coalition have managed to improve the formula.Let’s start with the obvious, Horde mode. For the uninitiated, Horde mode is a wave based mode, pitting you against increasingly difficult wave of bad guys. Of course, it’s as great as ever. There’s a couple of changes, building off Gears of War 4’s strong attempt. The class system is back and more important than ever. The Engineer and Support class make their return but the Tank and Support offer new ways to play. The most impressive addition has to be the ability to play as Jack, your robot sidekick from the campaign. He can zap enemies and go invisible after a short time, this is great for less skilled players but you can definitely get a lot done as Jack if you are a skilled player. All of the classes have an ultimate ability, which are life saving in later rounds. Watch the Gears 5 Horde trailer below:Escape is the newest mode. In Horde, you stand your ground against the enemy, in Escape you run like the wind. With limited ammo and time, things become desperate and killing everything in the map will end in failure. You have to plot your way through the enemy and to safety. It’s a blast.Versus mode is back with it’s selection of modes. Team Deathmatch is exactly the same as always. It boils down to who hits first and if you can perfectly time your rolls. People may tire of being one-shotted with a shotgun but if you get your timing down, it can be exhilarating. King of the Hill is self explanatory, an objective version of Team Deathmatch. Escalation is a lot of fun, you start off with nothing and have to scour the map in search of weapons. Dodgeball and Arms Race round out the multiplayer suite. Dodgeball has you revive when an ally gets a kill and Arms Race rewards you for killing with certain weapons.Credit: The Coalition / Xbox Game StudiosArcade mode is a great way for more casual players to get involved, you play the same modes as before but you can carry more weapons at once and get upgrades as you go. This is the mode you want if you wish to master a certain weapon.I spent most of my time in Horde mode, like Call of Duty’s Zombies mode, it’s impossible to put down. Things get really hectic later on and the inclusion of Jack and the ultimate abilities are essential to survival, it’s awesome. Escape was a fun mode but you really need to play with friends you can plan with, playing with strangers doesn’t work that well. It’s perfect for those who don’t want to spend hours on Horde mode. Team Deathmatch was great, it’s much faster than games like Call of Duty and the heavy footed characters are certainly divisive but the “Safe Spawn Time” feature is great. Like Gotham City Imposters, you are immune to damage for a couple of seconds after a respawn. Small quality of life improvements are abundant in Gears 5 multiplayer and they all add up nicely. I didn’t spend as much time with the other modes but from what I played, they all do a good job.Credit: The Coalition / Xbox Game StudiosIt looks great as well, of course lacking compared to the campaign but uses HDR brilliantly. Performance on the Xbox One X was a locked 60fps, with no noticeable dips. The only issue I can really think of, is if you don’t like Gears multiplayer. The Coalition have made no attempt to draw in new players, so bear that in mind. That being said, if you liked the previous titles multiplayer efforts, you’ll be very happy with what The Coalition have done. Let’s address the obvious elephant in the room and that’s the microtransactions. Your usual litany of cosmetic upgrades are here as are EXP boosters. It represents the sad, desperate state of modern multiplayer as my hearts bleeds a little every time I see them. The moment to moment gameplay is still utterly fantastic though.To see what we thought of the singleplayer, check out our Gears 5 campaign review.Publisher: Xbox Game Studios Developer: The Coalition Release Date: 6th September 2019 Reviewed On: Xbox One Also Available On: PC
Lee Brice is coming to the UK for a major headline tour in July 2020.The run will see him play in London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester. Tickets for all shows are on sale right now.Over his career to date, Brice has sold more than 14 million records. He has achieved Gold and Platinum on every album and single he’s released.Brice amassed more than 2 billion streams on Pandora and was inducted into the streaming service’s “Billionaires Club” on 8th June 2018. He is now among the Top 25 most-streamed country artists of all time on Pandora and is only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive Pandora Billionaire plaque.He’s had five number ones on radio including A Woman Like You, Hard to Love, I Drive Your Truck, I Don’t Dance and Drinking Class. His current single is I Hope You’re Happy Now with Carly Pearce.The full dates for July 2020 are:Tues 7th – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush EmpireThu 9th – Birmingham O2 InstituteFri 10th – Manchester O2 RitzSat 11th – Glasgow FruitmarketGet your tickets now from https://ticketmaster-uk.tm7559.net/q3e2N.
Farmington Voice 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) North Farmington High School (NFHS) and Farmington High School (FHS) both ranked among Michigan’s top 100 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best High Schools list.NFHS ranked 70th and FHS ranked 82nd in the state, based on 2017-2018 data.The Best High Schools rankings are generated in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm. U.S. News & World Report collects all data from official third-party sources, including Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) data. Other information comes from individual states and the U.S. Department of Education Common Core of Data.To learn more about Farmington Public Schools rankings, visit https://bit.ly/3bDTGbj. Reported by