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Tropical Depression 19 hitting Florida, expected to become Tropical Storm Sally

first_imgABC NewsBY: DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Tropical Depression 19 is moving across the southern end of the Florida Peninsula Saturday. The center of the storm is now 25 miles west, southwest of Miami, Florida, and is moving west at 9 MPH.The depression currently has winds of 35 mph. Tropical Depression 19 is expected to become Tropical Storm Sally later Saturday.Flood watches have been issued for a large part of Florida Saturday morning. New tropical storm watches are in effect for parts of the Florida panhandle. Locally, heavy rain, which might fall in a quick time period, is expected to last through much of the weekend from Naples to Forty Myers to Tampa.On its current forecast track, Tropical Depression 19 will likely be a strengthening tropical storm in the next few days as it heads towards the Gulf Coast. The current forecast track has the storm slowing down as it approaches the coastline beginning on Monday and lasting into the middle of the week.As with all hurricanes and tropical systems, the worst impacts are always on the right side of the storm. There is a window of opportunity over the coming days for the storm to strengthen, and a strengthening storm as it approaches land can be a tough forecast to nail down.Ultimately, though, the immediate concern is a slow-moving storm that could bring a serious rainfall threat to the Gulf Coast in the coming week. It is too early to determine the magnitude of this rainfall event, but there is increasing confidence that rainfall totals could be excessive.Elsewhere in the Atlantic basin, there are five additional systems worth watching.One is a tropical wave drifting westward in the Gulf of Mexico. There is Tropical Storm Paulette, which will near Bermuda as Hurricane, possibly Category 2, by Monday. There is also Tropical Storm Rene, which will likely weaken to a tropical remnant low sometime this week.There is a tropical wave pushing well west of Africa traveling across the Atlantic, which has a 90% chance of formation in the coming days. There is also one more tropical wave just pushing off Africa that has a 50% chance of formation the next several days.At this point, the primary concern to the United States remains Tropical Depression 19.Meanwhile, air quality is expected to remain unhealthy across the western U.S. through much of the weekend as numerous large wildfires continue to burn across the region.Satellite imagery actually shows a unique situation where a strong storm over the Pacific Ocean is essentially pulling smoke from the fires westward and trapping hazardous air in the major population centers. NASA is reporting that the smoke has traveled nearly 1,300 miles across the western U.S. and eastern Pacific Ocean.As that storm approaches, it will likely kick up some wind activity across parts of the west on Sunday and a red flag warning has been issued there. The good news is once that period of critical fire danger is over, wetter and cooler conditions next week should reduce the risk for fire spread and help clear out the dangerous air.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Brighton and Hove Buses staff shine a leading light for women in transport

first_imgBrighton and Hove Buses Operations Manager, Kirstie Bull, and Head of Marketing and Communications, Vicky Doyle, have been recognised for their contribution to the transport and logistics industry.Ms Bull won the Above and Beyond Customer/Passenger Award at the virtual everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards ceremony on Tuesday 6 October. She won the award for excelling in her role working for customers in transport, logistics and freight.Ms Doyle was a runner-up for the Industry Champion Award – an award that goes to a woman who is championing the progress of women working in transport and logistics.Martin Harris, Brighton and Hove Buses Managing Director, says: “I’m delighted to have two great ambassadors and important role models to so many others in the business.“We will continue to push for a more diverse and inclusive workforce and keep getting better at backing women equally in their careers with us.”Everywoman was established in 1999 to help advance women’s careers in the transport industry. It has a presence in more than 100 countries and a network of over 30,000 members.last_img read more

Smile, Science Says it’s Good for Your Heart

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore (READ the story in Australia Financial Review) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreNew research shows optimistic, cheerful people are significantly less likely to develop coronary artery disease than their pessimistic peers.Two new studies by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore underline the fact that, like many other diseases, coronary artery disease is more than just a physical condition. It has mind and soul components, too.last_img read more

Overland Park council candidates on the issues: Views on non-discrimination ordinance

first_imgMembers of the city council met in committee ahead of the formal vote to approve a non-discrimination ordinance last week.Last month, we asked our readers what issues they wanted to hear the candidates running for local office address ahead of this fall’s local elections primary. Based on the input we received, we developed a five-item questionnaire for candidates running for city council in Overland Park.Today, we’re publishing the candidates’ responses to item four. (Note: We posed this question to the candidates prior to the city council taking up the NDO last week. In light of the city’s move to adopt an NDO, we asked incumbents to explain their vote, and the other candidates to discuss how they would have voted):Should Overland Park adopt a city-level non-discrimination ordinance with legal protections for LGBTQ+ individuals? Why or why not?City Council Ward 1Terry Happer-Scheier (incumbent)As an incumbent I voted on this issue [last] Monday night. I did vote to support the non-discrimination ordinance. I feel that all our citizens need protection and this I believe gives the LGBTQ community a measure of protection that is acknowledged by Overland Park.Holly Grummert[Answer submitted before the council’s vote last week] Yes! Our state legislature has failed to add protections for the LGBTQ community in Kansas. Therefore it is up to us, at the local level, to add an ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.Passing an NDO sends a message to businesses that Overland Park is a safe and welcoming place to relocate their workforce. And it would attract young people who want to move to a diverse and forward thinking community. Failing to act means Overland Park could lose out on those potential new residents to cities like Leawood and Shawnee, which have already passed NDOs.As the second largest city in the state, Overland Park should be leading by example on this issue. But many cities in our area have already passed non-discrimination ordinances and more will follow. It’s unfortunate that Overland Park has not yet passed an NDO, but I look forward to helping make that happen when elected.City Council Ward 2Roger TarbuttonI oppose discrimination of all kinds. Although I would have preferred delaying a vote on a non-discrimination ordinance until early next year when a decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on the applicability of federal law to LGBTQ employment discrimination is expected, since an NDO has now been adopted the City should focus on implementing it as efficiently as possible.Paul Lyons (incumbent)On October 7th, I voted with the majority of the city council to adopt a non-discrimination ordinance. I like provisions our legal staff included that give the ordinance more impact such as a mediation process.I am now looking forward to a decision by the U. S. Supreme Court in early 2020 recognizing sexual orientation and gender identity as part of the definition of “sex” in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If the court rules unfavorably, then I would support advocating for our state and federal leaders to pass real, meaningful protections for the LGBTQ+ community.City Council Ward 3Stephan GlentzerThe City has passed the NDO. I have been in favor of the ordinance and spoke for it at the City meetings. It is wrong to discriminate against anyone. The passage is good for the economy in OP. Employers will know that their employees will be protected, who live in or out of the City. Visitors can come and see the City and know that they are welcome.Tom Carignan[Answer submitted before the city council vote]. I have been an advocate for equity and inclusion my entire professional life and would support the adoption of a NDO. I also look forward to when this is the law of the land and our residents are protected at all levels of government.City Council Ward 4Dan OsmanDiscrimination is wrong, and I have always supported passage of the Non-Discrimination Ordinance (NDO). I was in attendance at the committee meeting where it was being debated and it was standing room only. So many people showed up to express support for its passage they needed an overflow room. I truly believe that made the difference in changing many of the city council members minds. It’s just too bad that it took our city council as long as it did to come around on this issue.Overland Park is the second biggest city in the metro and the city council oversees the well-being of over 190,000 people. They are supposed to be leaders. Instead, city after city surrounding us passed an NDO protecting its citizens while Overland Park continued to stall.But passage of the NDO doesn’t mean the problems are now solved. I challenge the council that If the courts rule in favor of NDOs and do not grant exemptions, we must go revisit the ordinance and strengthen those protections to the maximum that the law now allows. This time we will not wait for a “safe” or “opportune” time to amend it. I want city council to be the leaders that Overland Park elected us to be.Fred Spears (incumbent)I voted for the NDO as it was simply the right thing to do. I am against discrimination in any form and this is the right first step to remedy a gap in the law. I do believe this issue is best addressed at the federal and state levels to ensure the broadest level consistency and enforceability. I initially thought we should wait for the legislative session to address this. After talking with state senators and representatives, I learned that this in all probability will not happen. Therefore, to send the message that Overland Park is a welcoming city and respects all citizens, I determined it would be best to move forward with this action.City Council Ward 5Faris Farassati (Incumbent)Discrimination is wrong and when something is wrong we have a moral duty to oppose it! I’m glad that I could contribute to the acceptance of NDO at Overland Park. As I mentioned at the City Council meeting on that historic night of Oct. 7, discrimination, other than being an ethical problem, is a public health issue as well since it harms the mental health of affected individuals.I’m also glad that certain candidates and officials who were hesitant originally to clearly and publicly supporting such an ordinance now seem to see value in it.Congratulations to the people of Overland Park! This achievement makes us a better city!Phil BresslerThis question is perhaps a bit dated as the Overland Park City Council did pass a city-level NDO ordinance on October 7, 2019. This goes back to the “welcoming” question as well and is an issue on which Overland Park voters have been clear – we do not support discrimination. Whether our LGBTQ friends and neighbors are covered under the Civil Rights Act is under current consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court. While the issue is still in legal limbo, Overland Park Council overwhelmingly approved the ordinance. It is highly likely these ordinances are not enforceable under state law, which is part of the reason the issue is before the Court. I attended the recent hearing on the ordinance and the concept of its unenforceability seemed to be broadly understood by those on both sides of the issue.I support the NDO because it’s what Overland Park voters support, as well as being the right thing to do.City Council Ward 6Scott HamblinAbsolutely they should and I am thankful they did. I’m not sure that the extreme and sudden change of perspective will ever be fully known to voters. However, we can thank whoever got a hold of them and changed the majority of the council’s opinion over a weekend and after being told by the mayor to finally pass it. My opponent stood firmly against passing any protections against discrimination before federal government did first. He expressed that in a campaign interview just weeks before the sudden flip flop. That being said, we can all appreciate the rare occasion a professional politician flip flops for the benefit of residents.Rick Collins (incumbent)In February of this year, the City Council unanimously passed resolution 4507 which declares it to be the policy of the city to promote diversity and equality in our city, and to reject discrimination “of any kind”. The resolution also provides that the city’s legislative agenda will support state and federal legislation to promote the city’s policy. The Committee of the Whole recently met to recommend an NDO that would be enforceable, and the Council passed that ordinance. I supported both.Tomorrow we’ll publish the candidates’ responses to item five: In recent months, city officials from across the metro area have been coordinating on ideas that local governments can take to address climate change. Do you support the idea of city government taking steps to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Why or why not?last_img read more

Courts brief lawmakers on foreclosure issues

first_img November 1, 2009 Annie Butterworth Jones Associate Editor Regular News Courts brief lawmakers on foreclosure issues Courts brief lawmakers on foreclosure issues Associate EditorAs the housing crisis in Florida continues to worsen, the Task Force on Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Cases is clamoring to get its managed mediation program recognized by the Legislature.At a Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting October 7, task force chair and 11th Circuit Court Judge Jennifer Bailey presented the panel’s final report, published on August 17. The report details a plan to alleviate the “traffic jam” that is Florida’s foreclosure cases.“This problem goes beyond the courts’ discretion,” Judge Bailey admitted at the outset of her presentation. But with foreclosures taking up 75 percent of the courts’ dockets and 266,000 foreclosures already reported through August, task force members say an immediate solution is necessary for courts to begin handling the cases more quickly and efficiently. “My expectation is that things will get worse before they get better,” said Sen. Joe Negron, R-Port St. Lucie, chair of the Judiciary Committee. “My goal in the upcoming session is to make sure that both lenders and borrowers have access to the court and that their due process rights are protected.”Members of the task force believe one of the best ways to achieve that goal would be their proposed managed mediation program, which calls for differentiated case management and uniformity across the state.Some, though, are questioning the cost and overall success of a managed mediation approach. Public comments found on the Florida Supreme Court’s Web site list expense and borrower involvement as primary concerns.“This solution is far too complicated, expensive, and overreaching and will only cause further delay and backlog in the court system,” wrote Virginia Hiatt of Smith, Hiatt & Diaz in Ft. Lauderdale. “We propose one simple change: that the borrowers be required to opt in to the mediation process.”Currently, the recommended program assigns principal cost to the lender. They must pay $750 for the mediation process, and all homestead exemption cases will automatically be referred to mediation, unless the lender and the borrower come to other terms.“Our solutions were motivated by math and common sense,” said Judge Bailey. “Common sense tells us that if these homeowners don’t have money to pay for their mortgage, they probably don’t have money to cover mediation costs. Our research shows that lenders want this; they recognize the need for mediation.”Pilot projects with managed mediation programs are currently running in the First, 11th, and 19th circuits with the help of the Collins Center for Public Policy in Tallahassee. The majority of cases reviewed by the program have been mediated successfully and quickly: most have moved in and out of the system in 120 days.This type of efficiency is crucial since recent clerk layoffs are causing a strain on the courts, forcing many foreclosure cases to sit in the system for weeks and months at a time.“We want to do everything we can to avoid vacant homes that deteriorate in value and hurt the neighborhood,” Sen. Negron said after the meeting. “We’re working and studying recommendations right now, and I would expect to see some legislative proposals by the end of the year.” Public comments regarding the final report were due to the courts by Oct. 15 and can be found at . Oral arguments are scheduled for Nov. 4.last_img read more

Magistrate needed in Middle District

first_img M agistrate needed in Middle DistrictThe U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, is accepting applications for a full-time magistrate judge position in Ocala.The current annual salary of the position is $160,080. The term of office is eight years.The application form may be obtained at the intake counters of the clerk’s offices in Jacksonville, Ft. Myers, Ocala, Orlando, and Tampa, or at the court’s website at original and 13 copies of the completed application, including a recent and in-depth writing sample, must be submitted only by the applicant and must be received, regardless to mode of delivery, by Sheryl L. Loesch, Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Attn: Magistrate Judge Applications, 401 W. Central Blvd., Suite 2100, Orlando 32801-0210, no later than February 27. Applications by fax will not be accepted. February 1, 2012 Regular News Magistrate needed in Middle Districtlast_img read more

Medical marijuana lowers prescription drug use, study finds

first_imgMedical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare’s prescription drug benefit program in states that have legalized its use for medicinal purposes, according to University of Georgia researchers in a study published today in the July issue of Health Affairs.The savings, due to lower prescription drug use, were estimated to be $165.2 million in 2013, a year when 17 states and the District of Columbia had implemented medical marijuana laws. The results suggest that if all states had implemented medical marijuana the overall savings to Medicare would have been around $468 million.Compared to Medicare Part D’s 2013 budget of $103 billion, those savings would have been 0.5 percent. But it’s enough of a difference to show that, in states where it’s legal, some people are turning to the drug as an alternative to prescription medications for ailments that range from pain to sleep disorders. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter LinkedIn Pinterestcenter_img Because medical marijuana is such a hot-button issue, explained study co-author W. David Bradford, who is the Busbee Chair in Public Policy in the UGA School of Public and International Affairs, their findings can give policymakers and others another tool to evaluate the pros and cons of medical marijuana legalization.“We realized this question was an important one that nobody had yet attacked,” he said.“The results suggest people are really using marijuana as medicine and not just using it for recreational purposes,” said the study’s lead author Ashley Bradford, who completed her bachelor’s degree in sociology in May and will start her master’s degree in public administration at UGA this fall.To obtain the results, they combed through data on all prescriptions filled by Medicare Part D enrollees from 2010 to 2013, a total of over 87 million physician-drug-year observations.They then narrowed down the results to only include conditions for which marijuana might serve as an alternative treatment, selecting nine categories in which the Food and Drug Administration had already approved at least one medication. These were anxiety, depression, glaucoma, nausea, pain, psychosis, seizures, sleep disorders and spasticity.They chose glaucoma in particular because while marijuana does decrease eye pressure caused by the disease by about 25 percent, its effects only last an hour. With this disorder, they expected marijuana laws–as a result of demand stimulation–to send more people to the doctor looking for relief. And because taking marijuana once an hour is unrealistic, they expected to see the number of daily doses prescribed for glaucoma medication increase.They were not disappointed. While fewer prescriptions were written for the rest of categories–dropping by 1,826 daily doses in the pain category and 265 in the depression category, for instance–the number of daily doses for glaucoma medication increased by 35.“It turns out that glaucoma is one of the most Googled searches linked to marijuana, right after pain,” David Bradford said. “Glaucoma is an extremely serious condition” that can lead quickly to blindness. “The patient then goes into the doctor, the doctor diagnoses the patient with glaucoma, and no doctor is going to let the patient walk out without being treated.”Marijuana is classified federally as a “Schedule 1” under the Controlled Substances Act. With its placement in this most restrictive of drug categories, it means that the federal government has determined it has high abuse potential, no medical use and severe safety concerns. Several states don’t agree with this assessment, and, in 1996, California became the first to legalize it for medical purposes, followed by Alaska, Oregon and Washington in 1998. As recently as June of this year, Pennsylvania and Ohio passed laws allowing its medical use.Each of the 25 states plus the District of Columbia with a medical marijuana law has different guidelines for its use and possession limits. Also, physicians in these states may only recommend its use; it remains illegal for them to prescribe the medication.Patients also can’t walk up to their neighborhood pharmacy to pick up a marijuana prescription; they have to either go to a dispensary or grow it themselves–and the legality of having marijuana plants differs by state. This lack of patient oversight by a trained health care profession, in particular, worries David Bradford.“Doctors can recommend marijuana and in some states can sign a form to help you get a card, but at that point you go out of the medical system and into the dispensaries,” he said. “What does this mean? Do you then go less frequently to the doctor and maybe your non-symptomatic hypertension, elevated blood sugar and elevated cholesterol go unmanaged? If that’s the case, that could be a negative consequence to this.”The researchers will explore these consequences further in their next study, Ashley Bradford said, which will look at medical marijuana’s effects on Medicaid, a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs and typically serves an older population.They expect the cost savings seen in their current study to be repeated when they look at Medicaid, saying their findings suggests a more widespread state approval of medical marijuana could provide modest budgetary relief. Their current study suggests total spending by Medicare Part D would have been $468.1 million less in 2013 if all states were to have adopted medical marijuana laws by that year, an amount just under 0.5 percent of the prescription drug benefit program’s spending. Email Sharelast_img read more

CDC: Antibiotic-resistant bugs sicken 2 million a year

first_imgThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today that antibiotic-resistant pathogens sicken 2 million Americans a year and listed the three most urgent threats as Clostridium difficile, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), and Neisseria gonorrhoeae.The agency’s first all-encompassing report on antibiotic disease threats spans 114 pages and ranks the pathogens in part to spur a multipronged effort to prioritize and battle the problems. Antibiotic-resistant microorganisms play a role in 23,000 deaths each year, the CDC said.At a media briefing today, CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, said the landmark report provides a snapshot of the antibiotic-resistant organisms that have the biggest impact on human health. He said the numbers are very conservative estimates that don’t take into account infections that occur outside hospitals, such as nursing homes and dialysis centers.The numbers are worrisome, because so few antibiotics to battle the new pathogens are in the development pipeline, he said. “If we don’t take action early, the medicine cabinet will be empty for patients with life-threatening infections.”The CDC ranked the antibiotic-resistant organisms based on seven criteria: health impact, economic impact, how common the infection is, 10-year projection of how common it will become, ease of spread, antibiotic availability, and prevention barriers. It also grouped the organisms into three groups, based on threat level.Topping the list is C difficile, which so far hasn’t shown significant drug resistance, but the CDC included it in the report because it can cause deadly healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) and is linked to antibiotic use in facilities. The CDC said C diff causes 250,000 hospitalizations and $1 billion in healthcare costs each year and is linked to at least 14,000 deaths.The other two organisms in the CDC’s “urgent” category are CRE and drug-resistant N gonorrhoeae. In March the CDC called CRE “nightmare bacteria” that are more dangerous than methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). CRE is considered a triple threat, because it resists nearly all antibiotics, has high mortality in invasive infections, and can spread resistance genes to other bacteria.In spelling out the scope of the problem, CDC officials said antibiotics used in food-producing animals to fight disease and promote growth are part of the problem, but added that hospitals remain the source of most drug-resistant organisms. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed a pathway for using the drugs in food animals only to address diseases and health problems.The 12 organisms in the CDC’s “serious threat” category include MRSA as well as fluconazole-resistant Candida, which is a fungus. The CDC said in the report that Candida is the fourth most common cause of healthcare-associated bloodstream infections in the United States, sickening 46,000 people each year. Patterns show a shift toward species that have increased resistance to first- and second-line antifungal drugs.Frieden said the CDC released the report now to galvanize action, because urgent steps are needed to address the problem. “The [antibiotic] pipeline is nearly empty for the short-term. New drugs are a decade away.”The report details four steps to address the threat, which include preventing infections and the spread of resistance, tracking antibiotic-resistant infections, improving antibiotic stewardship, and developing new drugs and diagnostic tests.”The bottom line is stewardship,” Frieden said. “We need to preserve antibiotics for the future.” A November 2012 report from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy, a Washington, DC, think tank, said that although overall antibiotic usage in the United States is declining, it found a wide geographic variation, with antibiotic use highest in Appalachia and Gulf Coast states.The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) said in a statement today that the new report underscores that drug-resistant hazards in the nation’s food supply pose a serious threat to public health. It noted that a third of the 12 pathogens that the CDC classifies as serious are found in food.Caroline Smith DeWaal, the CSPI’s food safety director, said in the statement that overuse of antibiotics in the animal sector can no longer be ignored.”The volume of antibiotics sold for use in animals dwarfs those used in human medicine. While attention to both sectors is vital, action is urgently needed to manage the food safety risks posed by the nontherapeutic use of antibiotics in food animals,” she said.She added that the CDC’s report gives human health-related advice for how to avoid contributing to antibiotic resistance but missed the opportunity to provide specific advice to veterinarians, the food industry, and agencies that regulate food safety.In May 2011 the CSPI petitioned the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to declare four antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strains as adulterants in ground meat and poultry, which would trigger testing. The strains have been linked to foodborne illness outbreaks. In its statement today the CSPI repeated its call for the USDA to grant the petition and recommended steps that the government, producers, and the public can take to reduce the antibiotic-resistant bacteria threat to the food supply.See also:Sep 16 CDC press releaseSep 16 CDC drug resistance reportMar 5 CIDRAP News story “CDC warns of drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae”Nov 13, 2012, CIDRAP News story “Good news, bad news on US antibiotic use and resistance”Sep 16 CSPI statementlast_img read more

TRW Appoints Neil Marchuk as Vice President, Human Resources

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.  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.  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 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. LIVONIA, MICH. — TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has appointed Neil Marchuk as vice president, human resources for TRW Automotive. In this role, Marchuk will be responsible for strategic leadership of the company’s international human resources and will serve as a member of the management committee. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Livonia, Mich., and report directly to John Plant, president and CEO of TRW Automotive. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Marchuk comes to TRW from DuPont, where he held the position of director, corporate human resources. Marchuk joined DuPont in 1980, developing his career in human resources through a succession of plant and divisional roles. He left DuPont in 1992 to join SC Johnson, initially as vice president, human resources for its Canadian business, then as director of human resources and administration for its operations in China. Marchuk rejoined DuPont in 1995 as human resources director, Greater China, a role he held until 1999 when he returned to North America. In the last five years at DuPont, he has held various functional leadership roles with global responsibilities at both divisional and corporate levels. To learn more about TRW, go to: _______________________________________ 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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

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