Siegfried TiggesSiegfried (Siggi) Tigges, a career employee of Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. in Germany and Hella Automotive Sales, Peachtree City, Georgia, has formed his own sales organization and consultancy. Called, S.A.T. Sales and Consulting LLC, the company will begin by representing Speed Autoteile of Berlin, Germany, in the North American market and also will be serving clients in the automotive, heavy-duty, mining and industrial markets.Tigges has a wealth of experience and expertise as a sales, marketing and product management executive in both the aftermarket and OEM sectors of the automotive, heavy-duty, mining and industrial markets. He spent more than 40 years with the Hella organization, a world leader in automotive lighting and electronics, in a variety of key marketing and sales roles and was a part of the management team at Hella Automotive Sales, Peachtree City, Georgia, for the past 28 years.While at Hella, Tigges served in several executive capacities including vice president – Canadian Aftermarket Sales, Mining and Heavy Duty U.S.; vice president Canadian Sales – Aftermarket, Special OE, Mining; national sales manager Canada; and director of product development and marketing for North America.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementTigges also announced that SPEED Autoteile, a leading independent exporter of import parts and accessories will be S.A.T. Sales’ first client. Uwe Kuether, president of SPEED Autoteile, noted, “We are delighted to have Siggi Tigges as our sales representative. The North American market is very important to our growth strategy, and we feel that Siggi is the ideal partner for us. He knows our business and our products, and his proven track record in the market speaks for itself.”Tigges added, “I am very excited to have the opportunity to start S.A.T. Sales and Consulting and even more so to provide our sales and marketing services to SPEED Autoteile. This is an outstanding organization with an award-winning portfolio of high-quality import automotive replacement parts. I look forward to working with them to expand their reach and success in North America.”
The East Hampton Chamber of Commerce will host its 27th annual B&B, inn, restaurant, and attraction holiday tour on Saturday, December 14. The self-guided tour begins at noon, and host sites will welcome guests until 4 PM. Admission is $15 online and $25 at the door. It begins at three locations: The Baker House 1650, White Fences Inn, and 434 on Main.Immediately after the tour, from 4 to 6 PM, select participants will offer holiday bite and pour specials for $10. Sites include Nick & Toni’s, Townline BBQ, Cove Hollow Tavern, The Milk Pail, Rowdy Hall, Calissa, Tutto il Giorno, The Maidstone, Bistro Ete, and Babette’s.Other participating sites include the Pollock-Krasner House, 1770 House Restaurant & Inn, The Huntting Inn, East Hampton Art House Bed & Breakfast, Southampton History Museum, Southampton Inn, and Topping Rose House.To register or find out more, visit www.easthamptonchamber.com. Share
The 58,750 dwt bulk carrier Globe Trinco has run aground in the Parana River, Argentina and is disrupting navigation in the area, according to the country’s maritime agency NABSA.The 190-meter-long ship encountered trouble at KM 401 of the Parana River near Rosario Port on December 8 during its downriver navigation.At the time of the incident the bulker was travelling to the Recalada anchorage.According to AIS data provided by Marine Traffic, the 2008-built vessel is still grounded at the site.Prior to the incident, the vessel, operated by Greek Sea World Management and Trading, travelled from Argentina’s San Lorenzo to Rosario.World Maritime News Staff
A Law Society campaign has led the government to re-draft legislation to remove uncertainty over whether a dismissed employee’s solicitor may be said to provide ‘independent’ advice on a compromise agreement. Compromise agreements are undertakings between employers and dismissed employees, whereby in return for a severance payment the former employee agrees not to take a case to a tribunal. The original wording of the Equality Act 2010 makes such agreements binding if certain conditions are met, such as the employee receiving advice from an ‘independent adviser’ about the terms. The Law Society’s employment law committee argued that it was unclear whether an employee’s existing solicitor could be said to be an ’independent adviser’, a view that was endorsed by counsel. Last year, a practice note to this effect on the Law Society website received around 16,000 postings from solicitors calling for the wording to be amended. The Law Society lobbied the equalities office (part of the Home Office), and the Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Order 2012, which came into force on 6 April, now confirms that an employee’s lawyer can be an ‘independent adviser’ for the purposes of preparing a compromise agreement. Law Society president John Wotton said: ‘The wording cast doubt on whether a solicitor for the employee could be recognised as an “independent adviser”. Due to the ambiguity in the legislation, employers would not have been able safely to rely on these agreements without the risk of challenge.’
As part of a refurbishment project, all six gates had to be removed and reinstalled. In addition to the LG 1750 lattice boom mobile crane, a 200-tonne capacity LTM 1200-5.1 mobile crane was also on the site to handle the set-up work.An MK 88 mobile construction crane was also used for the project to complete minor hoisting work and build the emergency barrier, made of steel girders and a large number of pipes, which was required to seal the dry dock chamber from the sea and the dock.The LG 1750, with a lifting capacity of 750 tonnes, hoisted the gates, which measured 12 m wide and 16 m high, out of their anchorings over the barrage housing and placed them in a frame on the bottom of the drained dock chamber for refurbishment work.To handle the loads at a radius of up to 67 m, the crane was configured with a 49 m lattice boom, a 56 m luffing jib and a derrick boom.www.nolte-autokrane.dewww.liebherr.com
Following the transaction, Canada’s PSP, which already has a stake in Forth Ports, will become the majority shareholder.Forth Ports owns and operates eight commercial ports in the UK, including Tilbury, Grangemouth, Dundee, Rosyth and Leith.www.forthports.co.uk
Solicitors will be encouraged to take advantage of a government-funded education programme designed to encourage greater diversity within the judiciary.The government has joined forces with the judiciary and the profession’s representative bodies – the Law Society, Bar Council and Chartered Institute of Legal Executives – to create the Pre-Application Judicial Education (PJE) programme, unveiled today.The judiciary has acknowledged that more needs to be done to ensure judges are recruited from the broadest pool of talent.The education programme will help lawyers to develop their understanding of what is required to be a judge, before they apply. Applicants will be advised on how to prepare for the next step in their career and cover topics such as judgecraft, ethics and resilience. Through online resources and judge-led discussion groups, participants will be able to explore perceived barriers to becoming a judge.Priority to take part in the discussion groups will be given to lawyers from under-represented groups: women, those with a black, asian or minority ethnic background, those with disabilities, and solicitors and chartered legal executives with a non-litigation background.Gauke said: ‘Encouraging diversity is important in fostering a legal system that better reflects and represents the range of voices in our society. The programme is a positive step forward to support lawyers from all backgrounds, including those from under-represented groups as they aspire towards a judicial career. We are strengthening our world-renowned justice system by drawing on a greater diverse range of knowledge and expertise.’The Ministry of Justice has committed £152,000 over three years to fund the programme’s start-up costs. Forum members will contribute towards further runnning costs.Law Society president Christina Blacklaws said solicitors ‘bring to the bench intellectual rigour and sophisticated interpersonal skills, which will be increasingly valuable as the number of litigants in person in our courts grows’.Judicial appointments ‘should draw on a wide range of backgrounds and experience to send a clear message to everyone from the diverse communities that make up England and Wales that our courts reflect society. This, in turn, helps underpin the perception that the justice system is impartial, balanced and fair’, she added.Earlier this year Labour MP David Lammy, who carried out a high profile review of race and the criminal justice system, told the House of Commons justice select committee that the government should introduce judicial diversity targets, telling MPs that progress since his review was published in 2017 has been ‘snail like’.The lord chief justice has said his scepticism about targets extends to principled opposition to quotas, which he believes are incompatible with appointment on merit or sustaining public confidence in the judiciary.
Brazil: The Supervía consortium has begun operating Rio de Janeiro’s Flumitrens commuter network under a 25-year concession (RG 9.98 p567). Trains, stations, track and signalling will be upgraded over the next three years using a US$180m loan from the Inter-American Development Bank.Canada: Bombardier has selected a site in Burnaby, British Columbia, for its Centre for Advanced Transit Systems which will assemble cars for Vancouver SkyTrain Line 2 (RG 8.98 p504).China: Kowloon – Canton Railway has called tenders for design of its East Rail extension from Hung Hom to Tsim Sha Tsui East and the 10·5 km line from Tai Wai to Ma On Shan. Seven contracts are to be awarded in March, paving the way for construction to begin in February 2000. Both lines will open by June 2004.France: Work on Line B of the Strasbourg light rail system was due to start on January 10.India: Construction work has started on 8 km of the Delhi metro network, linking Shahdra to Tiz Hazari. Chief Engineer Lalit Meghnani said in December that the first section would be finished in October 2000, and the first public services would start in 2002.Italy: A consortium including Leitner and municipal transport operator APM has won a 74·8bn lire contract to build and operate a 2·5 km cable-worked mini-metro in Perugia. Linking Pian di Massiano to Cupa with seven stations, it is due for completion in June 2001.Japan: Tokyo’s Teito Rapid Transit Authority has applied for powers to build a 9 km line linking Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ikebukuro for US$2bn; work could start this year for opening in 2007.Taiwan: The 7·8 km Hsinchung line in Taipei (RG 1.99 p10) was formally opened to traffic on December 24.Uruguay: SNC Lavalin and EGM-EU have approached the government and city authorities with a proposal to build a light metro in Montevideo.Ukraine: Work has started on a metro in Donetsk, with the launch of a 5·6 m diameter tunnel boring machine from Proletarski. The first line with six stations is set to open in 2005.USA: Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has selected Parsons Brinckerhoff to do preliminary engineering of the Vasona light rail line in San José for $7m.BRW and Hazelet & Erdall are to undertake preliminary engineering studies for a light rail route in Cincinnati, along Interstate 71 from 12th Street in Covington to Pfeiffer Road in Blue Ash.NJ Transit has selected Harmon Industries for an $11·6m resignalling of the Newark City Subway and a 1·2 km extension.Tri-Rail has started double-tracking of the 11·2 km Golden Glades – Opa-Locka section of its Miami – West Palm Beach line. The $23m cost is being funded by Florida Department of Transportation.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedIn Education Scotland inspectors visited Gelston Primary School I(w/b 23 May 2016) to find out how well children are learning.Education Scotland’s report recognises the school’s strengths:• Exceptionally polite, friendly children who are very happy to be at school.• A new capable headteacher, skilled principal teacher and a caring staff team, who are already beginning to work well together.• Parents who are keen to support the work of the school.Inspectors reported that:All children are polite, well behaved and proud of their school.The older children are good role models for the younger children.Children are making good progress in literacy and numeracy.The school has a very welcoming ethos and a nurturing and caring environment is evident throughout.Teachers work together to improve learning through evaluating and sharing new ideas together.Jim Campbell, chairperson of Gelston Parent Council, said, “As parents, we welcome and wholeheartedly agree with the inspection report. We look at Gelston Primary as a partnership, not just with Crossmichael, but with pupils, staff and parents. We’re working together to build a friendly, all-inclusive school that is conducive to life-long learning.”Inspectors asked the school to develop the curriculum further to reflect the Curriculum for Excellence and to develop clearer self-evaluation tracking systems to support further improvement in attainment and achievement.Councillor Jeff Leaver, chairman of the Education Committee, said, “Providing the best start in life for all our children is a priority for our Council. So, I’m very pleased with Education Scotland’s positive report on Gelston Primary School. I’d like to thank and congratulate all staff and pupils who contributed towards this.”Sarah Stevenson, headteacher, said, “I ‘m delighted that the efforts of our school community have been recognised in the inspection report. The staff team continues to work hard in partnership with pupils and parents. We welcome the recommendations made by the inspectors as we further develop our systems and approaches.”Education Scotland is confident that most of the school’s self-evaluation processes are leading to improvements.
Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, Paul Pennicook For the tenth consecutive year, Jamaica has been awarded the “Caribbean’s Leading Destination” at the 2015 World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony. Hospitality industry leaders, international media and specially invited guests, gathered at Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas on Saturday October 17 to celebrate excellence within the tourist industry.Destination Jamaica was the toast of the evening, winning a number of awards including the coveted Caribbean’s Leading Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board as well as Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port (Ocho Rios).“We are truly honored that travel professionals around the world have bestowed on Jamaica the designation of the Caribbean’s Leading Destination,” said Paul Pennicook, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “This recognition, along with the other awards received at this year’s gala, are a testament of our truly unforgettable tourism product. Kudos to our valued industry partners who continue to deliver world class service, desirable attractions and the best accommodations in the Caribbean. We are delighted to be a shining example of excellence.”World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to celebrate excellence in the tourist industry.