News / Mark Rollinson to take over as Dachser UK MD as Nick Lowe steps down

first_imgMr Lowe spent just under two decades with Dachser and, in a statement, noted he would be “pursuing other interests”.Mr Lowe’s tenure coincided with the company increasing its annual sales turnover 15% to more than £76m, with the European road freight division faring particularly well. Dachser has appointed Mark Rollinson as its new UK managing director, following the announcement that Nick Lowe is to step down.Mr Rollinson (pictured) joined the company from Allport Cargo Services (ACS), where he served as group operations director and divisional managing director for overland.It was at Schenker where he built a reputation, spending more than 11 years with the company and holding several roles including UK operations director.“I’m delighted to be joining Dachser, having witnessed the organisation’s successful development and growth in the UK over many years,” Mr Rollinson said. “I see an enormous potential for further growth and the introduction and implementation of an ever-wider range of logistics services.” By Alexander Whiteman 28/08/2018last_img read more

Billy Strings Adds To ‘String The Halls’ Series With “These Old Blues” [Watch]

first_imgBilly Strings continued his String The Halls: Home For The Holidays Edition video series on Sunday with “These Old Blues”. The cover of the Larry Sparks original, first released in 1974, marks the seventh installment of the digital series.The latest Billy Strings “12 Days of Bluegrass” video follows performances of “The Likes Of Me” by Jerry Reed, “Tipper” by Tony Rice, “Stone Walls And Steel Bars” and “Think Of What You’ve Done” by The Stanley Brothers, “Unwanted Love” by Reno & Smiley, and “Y’all Come” by Arlie Duff.Related: Watch Sam Bush and Billy Strings Cover Doc Watson’s “Walk On Boy” [Video]For this edition of String The Halls, Strings is back to a color television set after reverting to black-and-white on Saturday. With yet another episode Strings and company continue their deep dive into vintage bluegrass music, providing a veritable history lesson with each passing day. As with several of the past releases, Saturday’s installment finds Strings ceding center stage to his highly-qualified backing band. Between banjo player Billy Failing and mandolinist Jarrod Walker, there isn’t much room for Strings’ already-legendary picking to shine through. Yet toward the end of the 3:33 minute video, Strings finds a place to insert some brief-but-potent playing.Watch Billy Strings perform “These Old Blues” for String The Halls. The poster code for Sunday is TINFOIL.Billy Strings – “These Old Blues” (Larry Sparks)[Video: Billy Strings]On Saturday, December 26th, Billy Strings will perform alongside 40+ other artists as part of Georgia Comes Alive, a one-day virtual music festival aimed at promoting voter participation in the upcoming Georgia runoff elections by supporting local grassroots organizations, Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda and CivicGeorgia. Donate any amount to the cause to receive a stream link on the day of the show (12/26). You can also enter to win exclusive prizes from GCA artists like a guitar signed and played by Bob Weir here. See below for a full list of performers.last_img read more

Online registration for select Ironman 70.3 events in 2011

first_img Related Online registration is now open for a number of 2011 Ironman 70.3 races including Rohto Ironman 70.3 Florida, K-Swiss Ironman 70.3 Kansas, Ironman 70.3 Mooseman and Ironman 70.3 Boise.Rohto Ironman 70.3 Florida, celebrating its eighth year, is set for 15 May 2011 at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. The event is an official qualifier for the Ironman World Championship 70.3. Athletes will enjoy the calm protection of the fresh water swim course in Bay Lake at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, the challenge of a one-loop bike course that includes the famous World Drive in Walt Disney World Resort and the scenic beauty of Orange County and a three-loop run course through Disney’s Wilderness Trails and Roadways.Also an official qualifier for the Ironman World Championship 70.3 – Ironman 70.3 Mooseman, set in Newfound, New Hampshire, on 5 June 2011, will offer athletes one of the most scenic courses in the US. The swim will utilise the pristine, fresh waters of Newfound Lake. A picturesque bike course will include rolling hills and views of sprawling farmland, quaint villages and the Newfound Lake shoreline. The run course, which passes by the majestic Granite Ledges, will be an out-and-back format with rolling hills similar to the bike course.Meanwhile, the Mooseman International Triathlon will take place the day before Ironman 70.3 Mooseman on 4 June 2011 in Newfound Lake. The race course features a 1.5K swim in Newfound Lake, a 55K bike ride along the shores of Newfound Lake and a 10K run that passes by the majestic Granite Ledges.K-Swiss Ironman 70.3 Kansas, set for 12 June 2011 in Lawrence, Kansas, will begin with a swim in Clinton Lake followed by a bike and run through Clinton State Park and the surrounding areas. The challenging bike and run course features flat stretches matched with steep, climbing hills and offers lake front views. Athletes will enjoy the spectator-friendly run course and spectacular finish at Clinton State Park. K-Swiss Ironman 70.3 Kansas is an official qualifier for the Ironman World Championship 70.3.Finally, Ironman 70.3 Boise, takes place in Boise, Idaho, on 11 June 2011. The event is again an official qualifier for the Ironman World Championship 70.3 and is a favourite among first-time Ironman athletes. The swim will be held in Lucky Peak Reservoir and the bike and run course takes athletes along the Boise Greenbelt and finishes in downtown Boise.www.ironman.comlast_img read more

Gophers can’t keep up, fall to #18 Hawkeyes

first_imgGophers can’t keep up, fall to #18 HawkeyesMinnesota was unable to complete its comeback and snap Iowa’s home win streak Brendan O’BrienFebruary 28, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAfter what seemed impossible at the end of the third quarter, the Minnesota women’s basketball team almost pulled off the upset Thursday night but fell 90-82 to #18 Iowa.Iowa led by as much as 15 late in the third quarter and it began to look like the Hawkeyes had the victory in the bag. But Minnesota refused to quit and made securing the win difficult for Iowa at different points in the game, particularly in the fourth quarter. Winning at Iowa also has been nearly impossible recently, as the Hawkeyes extended their home winning streak to 36 games after beating the Gophers.After the loss, head coach Lindsay Whalen told Gopher Radio Network that the team would never celebrate moral victories but that she was proud of the team’s effort. Additionally, she said while it is still a loss, it is a significant step forward for the program.Offensively, Minnesota faired well in the contest with the most points they have scored in conference play. Five players also scored double-digits points as they shot 42.9 percent from the floor and from three. Despite the offensive success, the Gophers could not match Iowa’s level of production, as the Hawkeyes shot 59.6 percent from the floor and 44.4 percent from three. One of the players who provided a spark for the Gophers was redshirt junior guard Gadiva Hubbard who finished with a team-high 20 points, added five rebounds and had three steals. Hubbard had been in somewhat of an offensive slump leading up to this game.Minnesota’s lineup and rotation was thrown for a loop due to injury and foul trouble. Senior forward reserve Kehinde Bello was unable to play because of an ankle injury and multiple players like freshman guard Jasmine Powell and senior forward Taiye Bello played throughout the game with foul trouble. Powell added 15 points and nine assists while Bello had 16 points and seven rebounds.Iowa’s ball movement was a significant element coming into the game, as the Hawkeyes ranked first in the Big Ten and fifth in the country in assists per game with a little over 20 and finished with 24 against the Gophers. Iowa’s Monika Czinano and Makenzie Meyer each scored 24 points. A road win against a ranked opponent would have helped the Gophers’ NCAA Tournament resume but how significantly is debatable, as they would have still had to take care of business in games to follow. Minnesota will play its final game of the regular season Sunday afternoon at the Barn against #7 Maryland.last_img read more

Go ahead for luxury hotel in Oxfordshire

first_imgArchitect AukettFitzroyRobinson, on behalf of Firoka, plans a luxury hotel with leisure and conference facilities at the hotel, golf and country club in Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire.4 star plansPermission for the 4 star hotel has been granted by West Oxfordshire Council for the creation of a new building to replace the existing T-shaped 1960s Brassey Wing.AukettFitzroyRobinson was chosen by Firoka following a design competition in 2006. The Firoka Group bought the Baroque Palace, extensions and grounds in 2000 from the National Westminster Bank.last_img read more

New law on gun acquisition passed in Rwanda

first_imgI ‘personally’ don’t think that our current level of civilization sh’d allow the use of firearms by civilians. If an individual or family is in need of personal protection, they’d rather hire (body) guards from security companies; we have many that can help in this case.— Jean Claude (@Rjeanclaude) May 28, 2018About the gun acquisition lawa – Arms are defined as firearms and their ammunition, grenade and other explosives used as arms as well as nuclear, biological, chemical or toxic weapons.b – Civilians are allowed to possess firearms for hunting, sports, or for self-defence purposes if they meet the conditions described in the law.c – The Rwanda National Police authorities, who are responsible for issuing gun possession licences, may refuse to grant firearm possession and carriage licence at their own discretion.d – For a person to be authorised to sell arms, the bill stipulates, they shall submit a request letter to the Minister in charge of the Rwanda National Police and attach copies of their identity card or passport, shall be people of integrity, and be at least 21 years old.e – Those wishing to sell arms will not have been sentenced to a term of imprisonment equal to or exceeding six months, shall show a safe place where to keep the arms, shall produce a legal commercial registration, and shall commit to not collaborate with terrorist organisations or individual terrorists.f – The Cabinet will also have to authorise individuals before they can start selling arms in the country. A new legislation that will allow individuals to apply for licenses to possess guns and for traders to also sell them has been passed by lawmakers in Rwanda, the New Times reports.The government has defended the move saying that the legislation on gun acquisition has been in existence since 2009.According to the Minister for Justice Johnston Busingye there should be no cause for alarm since the process of acquiring a firearm has been made even tighter with the new legislation.“This is not a new law. It dates way back to 1979, when there was a Ministerial Order concerning arms and which later became law in 1982. In 2009, they were both scrapped and replaced by the current law.“It’s very difficult for an individual or an institution without security in their obligations to successfully go through the stringent process to own, manufacture or sell guns. It’s not impossible to own one but the level of scrutiny and controls is now even tighter and the possibilities even fewer,” he said.The New Times also quoted the State Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Evode Uwizeyimana, as saying: “Even if it’s allowed to possess arms, we aren’t going to distribute them like voting cards,” he said.“We are a country that is fast developing and instead of limiting different things we should move to regulate them,” he added.The passing of the law was met with mixed reactions from the citizens. A poll on Twitter conducted by The New Times Rwanda showed that 84% of those who participated on the poll were against the idea. read more

EpiGaN to Supply OMMIC with GaN/Si Material for its New 150mm RF Power Product Line

first_imgFollowing the inauguration of Europe’s first 150mm GaN production line at OMMIC, EpiGaN and OMMIC today announced their partnership for GaN/Si epiwafers supply for RF power products aiming at future 5G wireless communication.EpiGaN is a global supplier of GaN-on-Si and GaN-on-SiC material solutions for advanced electronic products, and OMMIC, is a key provider of compound semiconductor MMICs and foundry services. They are collaborating to develop RF GaN/Si technology on 150-mm diameter wafers. They have jointly collaborated on establishing a production process based on EpiGaN’s differentiating GaN/Si material technology with in-situ grown SiN passivation. They will cooperate directly to move this technology to 150-mm diameter wafers, targeting future 5G wireless communication standards, for which OMMIC last week announced a large project with a 5G equipment supplier.The advent of the 5G era is going to revolutionize long-distance communications. To provide users with exceptionally high-speed wireless connections, ultra-low latency and enhanced mobile broadband, a new semiconductor technology – GaN – is required in applications such as multimedia streaming, autonomous driving, machine-to-machine communication with billions of interconnected sensors or Internet-of-Things, to transmit and receive RF signals in the utmost efficient way.The next-generation 5G standard will require GaN as an enabling semiconductor technology to provide a step-up in performance. EpiGaN offers many attractive USPs for RF power, which add value to device designers, such as in-situ SiN passivation for enhanced device robustness, or very low RF losses up to 100 GHz. The high-frequency capability of their material, will enable cost-efficient and energy-efficient GaN technology for the higher frequency bands targeted by 5G.This partnership will enable OMMIC to meet the required volume and quality levels for our 5G GaN MMICs.last_img read more

Moore plays for Charlton amid Birmingham City interest

first_imgStriker Montell Moore, released by Brentford on Monday, is training with Championship rivals Charlton Athletic.The 20-year-old played 80 minutes for the Addicks’ development squad in their 2-1 win against Crystal Palace, hours after his contract at Griffin Park had been cancelled.Sky Sports suggested Moore was close to signing for Birmingham City, who had taken him on trial earlier this month.AdChoices广告But Moore, who made just one appearance in a Brentford shirt, had come on as a substitute for Charlton in their Kent Senior Cup win at Bromley last week and was given another chance to impress against Palace. See also:Ex-QPR midfielder among three released by BeesStriker poised for Birmingham City deal after leaving Bees Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Gyan happy to return to Black Stars

first_imgAsamoah Gyan believes he can spark the Black Stars to glory as he returns for the first time to the Ghana side for a friendly against China on WednesdayThe Al-Ain striker in July called off his international break announced in February after suffering criticism for Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final exit.But Gyan has been included by coach Kwesi Appiah in his 18-man squad for the friendly in Xi’an and the striker who finished as the top scorer in the UAE league says he happy to be back.“It feels great (to be back). Seeing my colleagues around, it’s normal. I left them for six months and I am back with them,” Gyan said on Tuesday in Xi’an.“I am really, really, happy to be back with the team.“I didn’t watch most of the games but I heard the news. I am a Ghanaian and anytime Ghana is playing, I have to just follow. Now everything is alright and I am happy to be back with the team. I am also a Ghanaian and I am here to help the nation.” Gyan had been the target of harsh criticism but appears to have put that behind him insisting that the game is a collective sport.“I appreciate that (pressure). It’s a teamwork, I work for the team, I make sure I do my job. Football is played by 22 people and I have played for the Black Stars since 2003 and I have done my best for the team.“I do appreciate what people are saying. It doesn’t put pressure on me. Talking about football, we got ups and downs. If you can go through all this things then you are ready to play at anytime, in front of the crowds and everybody,” the Al-Ain striker said.On the friendly with the Chinese team coached by former Spain manager, José Antonio Camacho, Gyan says he is expecting a competitive game.“(We hope to give them a) Good match. We are just here to give them a good game,” the Black Stars striker said. “Definitely, people will be expecting us to win the game. I don’t know the Chinese team very well but they are also playing at home and they want to impress their fans. It will be very interesting but let’s see what they coach adapts. But hopefully we will give them a good match.”Kick-off time: 11:35 GMTlast_img read more

Nationals Minor League Report 5-31

first_imgAAA-Toledo  5  at  Syracuse  (25-26)  3Jose Marmolejos  1-4, HR, 2 RBIYadiel Hernandez   1-4, RBIIrving Falu   2-3, runAA-Harrisburg  (26-25)  12  at  Hartford  2Drew Ward   2-5, 2 runs, HR, 6 RBIDaniel Johnson  3-5, 3 runsAustin Davidson  2-4, RBIOsvaldo Abreu  2-4, runJefry Rodriguez  W, 6 IP, H, 0 ER, 9 KHigh A-Potomac  (26-22)  0  at  Salem  2      Game  1Jake Noll    2-3High A-Potomac  (26-23)  8  at  Salem  10    Game  2Carter Kieboom   2-4, Grand Slam, 4 RBIEdwin Lora   3-4, run, 2 RBIJack Sundberg   2-3, run, RBIBryan Mejia   3-4, 3 runsLow A-Hagerstown    CancelledPlease follow and like us:last_img read more