People / Ed Harris reunites with Jim Foote as CSX’s new vice president of operations

first_imgBy Alexander Whiteman 09/01/2018 US railroad CSX has appointed Edmond Harris as executive vice president of operations.Mr Harris brings four decades of experience to CSX, including nearly 20 years at Illinois Central and Canadian National, working alongside the late Hunter Harrison on the precision scheduled railroading model.He went on to Canadian Pacific as chief operations officer and more recently served as a senior adviser to Global Infrastructure Partners, alongside his duties as chairman of Omnitrax Rail Network and a director of Universal Rail Services. He also had recent consultative roles with Rio Tinto in Australia and Cosan Industries in Brazil.The carrier’s new chief executive, Jim Foote, said: “I am thrilled to have Ed join the team and believe his experience, including nearly a decade working with me at CN, will be invaluable.”Mr Harris added: “I have spent many years implementing the scheduled railroading operating plan and I am confident I can make an immediate contribution to CSX’s commitment to delivering value to all stakeholders.”last_img read more

Park-Ratheniska see off Killeshin in junior replay to go through to quarter-finals

first_imgHome Gaelic Football Club Football Park-Ratheniska see off Killeshin in junior replay to go through to quarter-finals Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA Facebook TAGSKilleshinKilleshin v Park-RatheniskaLaois JFCPark-Ratheniska Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook Pinterest A goal 5 minutes from time by substitute Bryan Flanagan sealed the contest and Park-Ratheniska now advance to the quarter final stage and Killeshin face into the Round 3 qualifiers where they will play Spink.Park-Ratheniska go into the quarter-finals alongside O’Dempsey’s, Castletown and Ballyroan-Abbey.The full Round 3 draw is: Camross v The Heath; Barrowhouse v The Harps; Kilcavan Portlaoise; Kilcavan v Spink. Previous articlePurcell to the power of three as Rathdowney-Errill ease past CastletownNext articleClonad live to fight another day after superb victory LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results center_img WhatsApp Park-Ratheniska 1-21 Killeshin 1-10Laois Shopping Centre JFC Round 2 Replay An awesome first half display from Park-Ratheniska proved decisive in this Laois JFC round 2 replay in Killeshin this evening.With Mark Delaney dominant on the full back line and Brian Fingleton and Cathal Og Greene ruling midfield, it was left to the Dunne brothers Brian and Podgie along with Kieran Delaney and DJ O Connell to kick some super scores to break the Killeshin resistance.A fisted goal from a 45’ kept the home side in touch at the break but only just as they trailed 0-14 to 1-3.Mark Delany was relentless in his work rate and he fired over a brace of scores on the restart as Killeshin struggled to find a way back into the tie.O Connell was unerring from play and placed balls as Killeshin’s mountain continued to grow. Park-Ratheniska see off Killeshin in junior replay to go through to quarter-finals RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By LaoisToday Reporter – 17th August 2019 GAA GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA last_img read more

Goldman Sachs fined US$1.5 million for trading glitch

PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Goldman, Sachs & Co. has settled with U.S. derivatives regulators, agreeing to pay a US$1.5 million penalty for supervisory failures that led to a US$100 million trading loss. The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced Friday that Goldman Sachs has been ordered to pay US$1.5 million to settle CFTC charges that it failed to diligently supervise its employees for several months in late 2007. As a result of that lapse in supervision, it says that a former Goldman employee hid an US$8.3 billion trading position, and that the firm lost more than US$100 million unwinding the position. BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Share this article and your comments with peers on social media According to the CFTC’s order, for several months, Goldman failed to ensure that certain aspects of its risk management, compliance, and supervision programs met its supervisory obligations. In particular, it says that the firm failed to supervise a former Goldman trader whose trading activities resulted in a substantial loss. It says that Goldman failed to have policies or procedures reasonably designed to detect and prevent the manual entry of fabricated futures trades into its front office systems. As a result, the trader was able to circumvent Goldman’s risk management, compliance, and supervision systems, by entering fabricated sell trades to artificially offset and thereby camouflage buy trades he had executed in the market. Last month, in a related action, the CFTC filed an enforcement action in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York, charging the trader with defrauding Goldman by intentionally concealing the true size, as well as the risk and potential profits or losses associated with his positions. CFTC commissioner, Bart Chilton, issued a statement disagreeing with the size of the penalty agreed to by the firm and the regulator. “In this instance, given the egregious nature of the failure to supervise adequately, combined with the high number of violative transactions, I believe that the monetary penalty should be significantly higher in order to represent a sufficient punishment, as well as to denote a meaningful deterrent to future illegal activity,” he said. Chilton also said that the law should be amended to increase maximum penalty levels to US$250,000 per violation for individuals and US$1 million for firms. And, in instances of market manipulation, the maximum penalty levels for individuals should be US$1 million per violation, and US$10 million for firms. And, he argued that the CFTC should revise its policy statements relating to the imposition of monetary penalties, so that violations that threaten significant risk of harm to customers or markets should be subjected to higher fines. James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Keywords EnforcementCompanies Commodity Futures Trading Commission Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator read more

SEC awards whistleblower more than US$20 million

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Although the SEC does not provide details on these to preserve the whistleblower’s anonymity, it notes that the tipster in this case enabled the commission to bring an enforcement action before most of the money could be lost. “This whistleblower alerted us with a valuable tip that led to a near total recovery of investor funds,” says Jane Norberg, chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower, in a statement. “Sizeable awards like this one should encourage whistleblowers everywhere that there are real financial incentives to promptly reporting potential securities law violations to the SEC.” Thus far, more than US$130 million has now been awarded to whistleblowers under the SEC’s program. Earlier this year, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) launched Canada’s first program designed to pay whistleblowers for information. The OSC has said that its program has received several dozen tips, but it has yet to pay an award. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that a whistleblower has received a multi-million dollar payout for information leading to a major enforcement action. The tipster will receive more than US$20 million after providing the SEC with information that enabled it to thwart misconduct and prevent victims from losing money. This award is the third largest since the SEC began paying for information that produces significant enforcement cases. Related news James Langton Prospect of whistleblower riches causes frictioncenter_img Zoom seminar debacle attracts OSC warning SEC’s whistleblower payouts top US$900 million Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords WhistleblowersCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission last_img read more

Cultural community to stand Vigil during public viewing of Miss Lou’s body

first_imgRelatedCultural community to stand Vigil during public viewing of Miss Lou’s body Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Several persons from the cultural community will stand in vigil during the public viewing of the body of late cultural icon, the Hon. Louise Bennett Coverley (Miss Lou) at the National Arena on Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8.Deputy Commissioner of Police, Linval Bailey, explained to JIS News that during the viewing of the body between the hours of 10:00 an and 3:00 pm each day, “four policemen in ceremonial dress will be at the four corners of the casket and there will be intervals when two persons from the cultural community will be interspersed with the police vigil party”.“Therefore, at all times, there will four persons at the casket. There will be times when there are two policemen and two persons from the cultural community,” he elaborated.The persons expected to stand in vigil are: Sydney Bartley, Director of Culture, Ministry of Education and Culture; Brian Heap and Carolyn Allen from the Phillip Sherlock Centre for the Creative and Performing Arts; Lalita Davis-Mattis, Lloyd Wright and June Bolton from the National Heritage Trust; and Tracey Commock, Dr. Jonathan Greenland, Kerry-Ann Palmer and Bernard Jankee from the Institute of Jamaica.Other persons from the Edna Manley College, Little Theatre Movement, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, Jamaica Information Service, and Creative Production and Training Centre, are to be confirmed. During the viewing of the body at the National Arena, the general public will also get the opportunity to pay tribute to the First Lady of Culture by signing the condolence book.The funeral service for Miss Lou will be held at the Coke Methodist Church at East Parade downtown Kingston on August 9 at 2:00 pm, with interment to follow at National Heroes Park.Miss Lou passed away on July 26 at the Scarborough Grace Hospital in Toronto, Canada after collapsing at home early in the morning. She was 86 years old.She is Jamaica’s premier folklorist, poet, entertainer and comedienne and was famous for her radio shows, which included ‘Laugh with Louise’, ‘Miss Lou’s Views’ and ‘The Lou and Ranny Show’ and ‘Ring Ding’. RelatedCultural community to stand Vigil during public viewing of Miss Lou’s bodycenter_img RelatedCultural community to stand Vigil during public viewing of Miss Lou’s body Cultural community to stand Vigil during public viewing of Miss Lou’s body UncategorizedAugust 7, 2006last_img read more

Our role in government

first_imgOur role in government As our dependency on the world’s oceans increases, the UK has set ambitious plans to improve the way we utilise and protect our marine environment. Whether reducing our carbon emissions to net zero or enhancing seaborne trade as part of Maritime 2050, a better understanding of our marine environment is key to achieving these ambitions. To help shape this understanding, we work with partners across government to collect, analyse and share data that can support safe, secure and thriving oceans.As an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence, this starts with providing products and services that enable safe maritime navigation in UK waters, as well as data and expertise that supports the UK’s National Security Strategy.Our experts also work with Overseas Territories and Commonwealth states to help them gather information that supports the development of sustainable marine economies. And here in the UK, we’re supporting innovation that’s helping to improve livelihoods and provide jobs in new and existing sectors – from renewable energy to international aid.You can find out more about this work and our wider support for government by clicking the link below. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:carbon, carbon emissions, commonwealth, Defence, energy, environment, Government, innovation, maritime, renewable, renewable energy, security, sustainable, UK, UK Government, worldlast_img read more

Vancouver Parks and Recreation offering Drive-In Movie Series Aug. 28-Oct. 2

first_imgVancouver Parks and Recreation offering Drive-In Movie Series Aug. 28-Oct. 2Posted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Monday, August 24, 2020in: Entertainment, Peopleshare 0 Friday Night Flicks drive-in movie screenings are spread out over three Vancouver locations.VANCOUVER – Area residents will have the opportunity to start their weekends off with Friday Night Flicks: A Drive-In Movie Experience, presented by Vancouver Parks and Recreation. The six-week series will show a new family-friendly film every Friday night from Aug. 28 to Oct. 2.Living Hope Church is one of three Vancouver locations that will participate in a six-week series of family friendly Friday Night Flicks movie nights. File photoLiving Hope Church is one of three Vancouver locations that will participate in a six-week series of family friendly Friday Night Flicks movie nights. File photoFriday Night Flicks drive-in movie screenings are spread out over three Vancouver locations. Gates open at 8 p.m., the big screen comes to life at 9 p.m. Cost per vehicle is $20 for Vancouver residents and $23 for non-residents. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.cityofvancouver.us/movies. Audio will be accessible via FM radio signal.Each location is set up to ensure proper physical distancing between vehicles. Attendees must follow physical distancing guidelines and wear face coverings if they need to leave their vehicle during the movie.  Staff and volunteers are trained in COVID-19 health and safety protocols and will wear face coverings at all times.“Gathering people at special events is one of our favorite things to do during the summer, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to cancel those plans for this year,” said Vancouver Parks and Recreation Special Events Manager Stacey Donovan. “We are excited to be able to offer a new entertainment option that safely gets people out in the community again.”Friday Night Flicks scheduleLiving Hope Church (2711 Andresen Rd.)Aug. 28 – The Lion King (2019); PGSept. 4 – Jumanji: The Next Level; PG-13Columbia Tech Center (corner of Sequoia Circle and Tech Center Drive)Sept. 11 – Aladdin (2019); PGSept. 18 – Frozen 2; PG               Tower Mall (5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd.)Sept. 25 – Men in Black International; PG-13 Oct. 2 – Ghostbusters (1984); PGFriday Night Flicks is supported by community sponsors Living Hope Church, PacTrust and Heritage Bank. To learn how you can sponsor a Vancouver Parks and Recreation event, contact Johnie Tucker at [email protected] more information about Friday Night Flicks or to purchase tickets visit www.cityofvancouver.us/movies.Information provided by city of Vancouver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountynewsVancouvershare 0 Previous : Iyall to focus on health as he steps down as Cowlitz Tribe chair Next : Clark Public Utilities substantially raises home energy rebatesAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Courts off to a promising start in legislative appropriations

first_img With proposed funding for multiple new judges, a badly needed new courthouse for the Second District Court of Appeal, more courtroom interpreters, and more staff to help move cases, Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady said the judicial branch is off to an encouraging start as the legislators begin assembling the 2020-21 state budget.Speaking January 30 at the Supreme Court Historical Society annual dinner and again the next day before the Bar Board of Governors at its Tallahassee meeting, Canady thanked lawmakers for including court priorities in their preliminary budgets.Both the House and Senate released their initial budget proposals earlier in the week. Barring a special session, the Legislature must approve the final budget before adjourning on March 13.“In the Legislature, particularly in the appropriations process, a number of the court’s and the branch’s priorities are moving forward,” Canady said.Among the preliminary funding provisions:• $20 million in the Senate and $21 million in the House for a new Second DCA courthouse. The court had requested $21 million. “That is a big deal. We have been working on that for some period of time.” Canady said. “They have a bad situation in Tampa, where they’re just kind of crammed in there. We’re absolutely thrilled that we’ve got movement on both sides [of the Capitol].”• $2.1 million in the Senate and $3.4 million in the House for new judges. The Senate proposal includes five new circuit judges. The House picks up the Supreme Court’s recommendation of two new circuit court judges in the Ninth Circuit and one each in the First and 14th circuits, and four new county judges in Hillsborough County and one each in Lee and Orange counties.• $5 million in the Senate and $1.7 million in the House for additional court interpreters and equipment, including for remote interpreting. The court had requested almost $5.5 million.• Almost $5.1 million for 64 full-time positions is included in the Senate proposal to hire more court staff to speed resolution of cases. The court had asked for $13.5 million. The House proposed budget does not include this funding.• $308,542 in the Senate and $581,568 in the House (matching what the court sought) for additional staff in the Office of the State Courts Administrator to support problem solving courts, such as drug, veteran, and mental-health courts.• $317,446 in both the Senate and House, matching what the court sought, for OSCA to help support family courts.• $125,000 in the Senate and House, matching what the court asked, to allow DCA judges to have remote headquarters if they live more than 50 miles from the main courthouse, similar to what lawmakers approved for Supreme Court justices last year. “The issue near and dear to appellate judges is the issue of remote headquarters,” Canady said. “I think over the long term it will help us enhance recruitment (of judges). I think it will be something that will make a difference going forward.”Canady particularly thanked Senate Appropriations Chair Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Orange Park, Senate Criminal and Civil Justice Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, House Appropriations Committee Chair Travis Cummings, R-Fleming Island, and House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Rep. Clay Yarborough, R-Jacksonville, for their work on the budget proposals.“I think it is accurate to say we have a very good working relationship with the people in the leadership of those committees and the members as well,” the chief justice said.Bar President John Stewart welcomed Canady and fellow Justices Ricky Polson, Jorge Labarga, Alan Lawson, and Carlos Muñiz to the Board of Governors meeting and said Bar leadership and the board are assisting the court with its legislative and other priorities.“Our number one strategic plan objective. .. is to ensure the judicial system as a co-equal branch of government, is fair and impartial, adequately funded, and open to all,” Stewart said. That includes “funding to recruit and retain quality judges….”“Pay for judicial positions, as ranked by the National Center for State Courts, in a 2019 survey shows Florida judicial pay as competitive at the highest levels, but less so at the trial and district court level,” Stewart added, noting the survey put trial judge pay at 26th in the nation and DCA pay at 21st, although those judges rank as among the most efficient in the nation.“We must offer pay levels that can compete with the public and private sectors,” Stewart continued. “By paying judges a competitive wage, the state will ensure that it attracts excellent diverse lawyers to seek the bench and retain experienced judges who move cases, efficiently, fairly, and predictably through the system.”Aside from budget matters, Canady said the court has recommended sending all county court appeals to DCAs instead of circuit courts and legislation to do that is moving in both the House and Senate. In response to a question, Canady said that might not increase DCA workload much because it would likely reduce appeals. One of the problems with the current system, Canady said, is circuit opinions are not binding precedent even within the same circuit, which encourages appeals. Feb 05, 2020 By Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Top Stories Courts off to a promising start in legislative appropriationslast_img read more

Shinkwin fires opening 66 to lead KLM Open

first_imgAMSTERDAM – Unheralded Callum Shinkwin shot five birdies and an eagle Thursday on his way to a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead after the first round of the 100th edition of the KLM Open. The 26-year-old British golfer is ranked No. 446 and hasn’t made the cut in his last three tournaments since the British Open as he struggled with illness and a back injury. But he started with a birdie on the second hole and an eagle on the third, before making his lone bogey on No. 5. He finished with two more birdies on Nos. 16 and 18 to sit one shot clear of a group of seven players, including Gavin Green. Full-field scores from the KLM Open Sergio Garcia was among eight players sitting two shots behind Shinkwin. Joost Luiten, who won this tournament in 2013 and ’16, started badly with three bogeys in his outward nine holes before making six birdies on his back nine to leave him level with defending champion Ashun Wu and seven others on 69.last_img read more

BNSF, First Responders Team Up for Hazardous Materials Training

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Click the image or use the arrows to see more photos from the training exercise.WHITEFISH – It was the worst-case scenario, as smoke and chemicals spewed from a leaky valve on top of a railroad tank car. Firefighters and first responders quickly donned huge chemical protection suits and climbed aboard the car, not knowing what they were going to find. Luckily for Whitefish and residents who live along BNSF Railway’s tracks, this was only a drill. On Sept. 27, first responders from around Northwest Montana got a chance to enhance their skills aboard BNSF’s hazardous materials training car. The rail car features different types of caps and valves to simulate a fuel or gas leak. The training comes as more and more crude oil from North Dakota is traveling through the Flathead Valley. “As the amount of crude oil being moved on rail increases, it’s great to have these cars on hand to help train first responders,” said BNSF spokesperson Matt Jones. Since 2008, there has been a nearly 7,000 percent increase in the volume of oil BNSF moves and last year it hauled 88.9 million barrels. Justin Piper, manager of BNSF’s hazardous materials program, said crude oil is now the most abundant chemical moved by the railroad. In 2012, BNSF conducted 185 hazardous material training sessions for more than 4,400 first responders in 21 states and one Canadian province. Since 1996, the railroad has trained more than 60,000 local first responders along its 32,500-mile rail network. Jones said the training session in Whitefish is the first of a handful of training exercices in Montana in the coming weeks. The exercises attracted first responders from Whitefish, Kalispell, Coram, Bigfork and other communities in the valley. The session started with a briefing about general safety along the railroad and how to respond to emergencies along the tracks, not just fuel spills. In some instances, an accident may not involve the railroad itself but be close to the tracks, Jones said. In that instance, first responders should call the railroad to make sure that any nearby trains are stopped. “It’s all about not making a bad situation worse,” he said. After the general safety briefing, firefighters and hazardous materials responders donned chemical suits and climbed on top of the rail car to plug different types of leaks. Kalispell firefighter Greg Daenzer said although a chemical leak or train derailment is rare, it’s important to be ready. “It’s important,” he said. “You want to train as much as you can for the situation you’ll see the least because it’s the one your most unfamiliar with.” Emaillast_img read more