Aleron Enters New Markets with Acquisition of IMPAQ

first_imgAleron Group has acquired electrical drive engineering specialist IMPAQ, to support its expansion strategy into new technology and markets including military, defence and nuclear industries. Following the deal, the group has been awarded its first contract in the academic sector.The contract will see the newly-named entity IMPAQ-Technologies supporting the British Geological Survey (BGS) with an upgrade to their RD2 remote seabed corer and rock drill.The upgraded system will use a subsea hydraulic power unit and a topside power distribution unit supplied by Aleron Subsea to increase the drilling capability of the RD2 system.This latest acquisition adds a new range of products and engineering capabilities to the group including a fleet of positive pressure compensators, subsea hydraulic power units and electric motors.IMPAQ-Technologies director, John Rodgers, will continue to lead the company’s electrical engineering and technology development from its existing base in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. All testing will be conducted at the Aleron headquarters in Aberdeen (Scotland).Aleron Group commercial director, Gary McConnell said: “This acquisition signals our intent to expand upon our reputation for supplying reliable, robust subsea support equipment, and grow the business in new global markets. IMPAQ-Technologies has already opened us up to a new area – the academia sector – and we will be targeting the defence, military and nuclear industries in a similar way as we continue to develop our electrical drive technology.“John Rodgers will continue to play an important role in the company, spearheading the development of new electrical drive technology solutions which will help meet our clients’ needs and support the group’s ongoing growth strategy.“We also have ambitious plans to grow the number of IMPAQ-Technologies personnel by the end of the year.”last_img read more

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Woman marries herself to celebrate her ‘self-discovery’ as a single woman

first_imgNZ Herald 7 October 2014If you’re keen to get married but just can’t find the right person, one young woman could have provided the solution.Having been single for almost six years, Grace Gelder decided to marry herself.The photographer and filmmaker told The Guardian that the ceremony was a way of recognising and cementing the powerful relationship she had established with herself while not involved in a relationship.“I’d been essentially single for almost six years and built up this brilliant relationship with myself. Nevertheless, I was aware of getting into a rut, where a relationship with someone else seemed like too much hard work,” Gelder said.“So I really wanted to pay tribute to this adventurous period of self-discovery but, at the same time, look forward to a new phase.”Gelder said she had been inspired by a Björk song called Isobel: “[I] have a strong recollection of when I was 18 at university and studying performance art, hearing that line in a Björk song called Isobel: ‘My name’s Isobel, married to myself,’ and thinking, crazy as that sounds, I totally get that.http://m.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11338371last_img read more

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Bulldogs Blank Tigers In Tennis Play

first_imgThe Batesville Boy’s Varsity Tennis team defeated Lawrenceburg 5-0 on Thursday to improve their record to 6-1 on the season and 5-0 in the EIAC.#1 Singles- Beau Brown defeated Matt Bezold 6-0, 6-0.#2 Singles- Ben Schwettman defeated Chris Barnachea 6-0, 6-0#3 Singles- Spencer Rose defeated George Beiderhake 6-0, 6-0#1 Doubles- Harsh Patel and Paul Ritter defeated Ethan Grimes and Colton Vinup 6-0, 6-1#2 Doubles- Jonathan Kunkel and Will Harmeyer defeated Eli McNaughton and Anthonly Bley 6-0, 6-1.The JV beat Lawrenceburg 3-0. Ben Rodgers and Mason Beck won in singles while the doubles team of Sam Giesting and George Ritter were also winners.Both teams will face Madison on Saturday at 9:00 AM at BHS.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

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Travel safety tips offered

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indianapolis – This time of year, college students and younger school-aged kids are counting down the days to spring break. Many families use this time while school is out to enjoy some vacation time between winter and summer. If you and your student are planning a getaway, there are insurance details to address no matter where you’re headed. The Indiana Department of Insurance suggests you review these important tips before heading out on vacation.“We want Hoosiers to have a safe and enjoyable spring break vacation void of any insurance-related issues. Before any trip, the Department encourages you to review your insurance coverage to understand what is covered in the event that something happens,” said Indiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Stephen W. Robertson.Review Your CoverageIf your son or daughter is traveling alone, involve them in the review process. First, collect all pertinent insurance paperwork and make copies. When you share this information, explain the importance of keeping these documents safe and in an accessible location.Auto InsuranceIf your child will be driving a family car, show him or her where you keep the insurance information in that vehicle and review emergency procedures. Make a list of contact numbers and important information for quick reference. Place this with the insurance identification card in the glove box. Include the name and phone number of the insurance company or agent, policy number and your complete contact details.Before leaving home, you may want your child to download the NAIC’s WreckCheck™ app. The free mobile app outlines what to do immediately following an accident and will walk your child through a step-by-step process to create an accident report. The app directs them to capture photos and helps document and share only what is necessary to file an insurance claim. Users can even email their completed reports to themselves and their insurance agents. The app is available on the iTunes app store and Google Play.If you don’t have a smartphone, you can print a copy of this accident checklist and keep it in the glovebox. Also, check that you have your insurance ID and registration in the vehicle at all times. Other important tips include:Following an accident, call 911. Don’t put yourself in a dangerous situation on a highway or road.Make sure to get contact and insurance information from the other driver(s) involved in the accident. Instruct your child to give them your contact and insurance information. Make sure you do not give them personal information such as a Social Security Number.Take pictures of the scene, including pictures of the vehicles involved, if it is safe to do so.Get contact information for the police department that responded to the accident.Are you or your kid traveling in someone else’s vehicle as a passenger? The vehicle’s policy might not provide ample coverage in the case of an accident. If not, then your auto insurance and/or health insurance policy may be needed to cover any gaps.Health InsuranceGetting hurt or sick away from home can be scary. Go over your health insurance information. Ensure your son or daughter knows the name of the insurance company and has a list of emergency numbers, including the numbers of your family doctor and your insurance company, in addition to your cell phone number. Also explain the meaning of general insurance terms like co-pay and out-of-network.Prepare by collecting important information and reviewing the following checklist.Keep your health insurance ID card, a list of your drug allergies, a list of drugs you are currently taking and information about any of your other medical conditions with you at all times.If you need urgent medical treatment or are in an accident, go to the nearest hospital emergency room.If something happens to your child, advise them to have someone contact you. Make sure your child can provide the medical facility with your health insurance ID card.If you need to see a doctor and it is not an emergency, contact the insurance company to find a local physician who is in your coverage network. The phone number for the insurance company, your policy number and co-pay information are located on the insurance ID card.Keep all paperwork, including receipts from the doctor’s office, the hospital or any pharmacy if you filled any prescription(s).International TravelGenerally, American auto and health insurance isn’t readily accepted outside of the United States. If you travel outside the country, your medical insurance is likely invalid which means you’ll pay for your care out-of-pocket. To find out more about the extent of your coverage, speak with your insurance agent or company before you leave home.Travel insurance can be purchased if you are concerned about accidents or losses during a trip. If you are considering the purchase of a travel insurance policy, review the policy terms carefully to make sure you understand all coverages and exclusions before making a purchase.If it applies, review the travel insurance policy with your child before he/she leaves, focusing on the process your child would use for getting assistance, if needed.Group TravelGroup travel is a popular way for kids to travel away from home without a parent for the first time. If your child is traveling in a group with sponsors or chaperones, make sure you provide the group leaders with emergency contacts and insurance information as well.last_img read more

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Bulldog Netters Advance In EIAC Tourney

first_imgThe Batesville Varsity Tennis team was successful in all five spots in the opening round of EIAC individual tournament on Thursday. Lleyton Ratcliffe, Sam Giesting, and Adam Scott won in singles. The doubles teams of Cooper Williams/George Ritter and Lane Oesterling/Brayden Worthington were also winners.The semi-finals and finals will begin at 9:00 on Saturday at Greensburg.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img

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‘Major Source’ busted in Sunman drug raid

first_imgSunman, In. —Indiana State Police believe a major source of methamphetamine was among five people arrested in a Sunman drug bust recently.On May 13 narcotics detectives found methamphetamine, heroin, Narcan, glass smoking pipes, digital scales, baggies and paraphernalia in an apartment above the liquor store on Eastern Avenue.The suspect police call “the primary source,” Michel Freeman, 37, was arrested along with Rachel Freeman, 38, Brandon Freeman,19, and Lynn Courtney, 55.  Police say a confidential informant made multiple purchases from Freeman at the apartment. The informant also arranged a purchase of heroin possibly laced with fentanyl from Kesha Shupe, 35, also of Sunman.All face multiple drug charges.last_img read more

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Can Aston Villa avoid unwanted Premier League records?

first_img Villa, just one of seven ever-present Barclays Premier League team, have survived by the skin of their teeth over the last few years and now look set to finally drop with Remi Garde, their third manager in less than a year, inheriting a a dressing room short of confidence. Here Press Association Sport takes a look at the records Villa will be hoping to avoid in the remainder of the season. Aston Villa are marooned at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League, 11 points from safety and in danger of breaking unwanted records. They have already set a new club record of 19 league games without victory having not won since the opening day of the season. LOWEST POINTS TOTAL With just eight points from 20 games there seems no way back for Villa although they should at least beat Derby’s record-low total of 11 points. FEWEST GOALS The Rams also scored the fewest goals, 20, during their disastrous 2007-08 campaign. Villa, who have netted 16 times, only need to score another four to avoid setting a new record. MOST DEFEATS They would also have to lose 16 of their last 18 games to eclipse Derby’s record of most defeats – 29 – so there is at least a crumb of comfort for Villa fans. But should the club lose their next four matches – starting with Tuesday’s visit of Crystal Palace – they will, statistically, be the joint-worst team after 24 games with Derby. LOWEST POINTS Derby’s wretched total of 11 points will surely not be under threat. Sunderland only earned 15 points in 2005-06 and Villa must double their points tally in the second half of the season to beat them. The Black Cats had previously set an all-time low of 19 when they finished bottom in 2002-03, winning just four times and losing 27. Villa’s local rivals Wolves finished bottom with 25 points – a figure Garde could only dream of right now – in 2011-12 which was still the fifth worst total since the league switched to 20 teams in 1995. Watford’s tally of 24 in 1999-2000 – under former claret and blue boss Graham Taylor – also looks safe as Villa lurch from one crisis to another. VILLA’S WORST PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON Saturday’s draw at Wycombe meant Garde has failed to win any of his first 10 games since he replaced Tim Sherwood in November. The former Lyon boss has been placed in an impossible position as he attempts to avoid taking Villa down. Before Christmas he set them a 10-win target for survival but they are on course for the club’s worst Premier League tally. Their lowest-ever total which saw them survive was last season’s 38, which they also achieved under Alex McLeish in 2011-12, finishing 17th, and in 2013-14 where they ended 15th under Paul Lambert. In Lambert’s first season in charge – 2012-13, where he was forced into bargain buys – the Scot kept them up with a total of 42. Lambert left almost a year ago, to the delight of Villa fans, but Sherwood and now Garde have failed to arrest their slide. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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IAAF puts freeze on transfers of allegiance

first_imgMONACO – The governing body of world athletics (IAAF) has put a freeze on changes of nationality by athletes, saying the system has become open to abuse and that rules are being manipulated.IAAF president Sebastian Coe said a working group would be set up to agree new rules by the end of the year.“It has become abundantly clear that with regular multiple transfers of allegiance, especially from Africa, the present rules are no longer fit for purpose,” Coe told reporters yesterday.The decision will not affect the 15 applications for transfer which are already in process, the IAAF said.“Athletics has to be based on national teams and is particularly vulnerable,” Coe added. “The rules do not provide protection necessary for individual athletes, they are open to abuse. Many federations regularly receive reports of athletes who are available for trade.”last_img read more

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Football News Sunil Chhetri greater than Lionel Messi? India end 55-year pain in AFC Asian Cup football

first_imgNew Delhi: The last time India had registered a win in the AFC Asia Cup, Jawaharlal Nehru was still the Prime Minister of the country. S Radhakrishnan was the President. The year was 1964 and India had secured a 3-1 win over Hong Kong and was on the cusp of creating football history. However, the hosts at that time, Israel, secured a 2-1 win over South Korea to top the group and seal the title. Since that win against Hong Kong, India did not win any match in the AFC Asia Cup in the 20th century. In 2019, 55 years later, Sunil Chhetri and his players put in an inspired performance against Thailand to break five decades of pain.Chhetri’s brace, combined with goals from Anirudh Thapa and Jeje Lalpekhlua gave India a thumping 4-1 win over a team, who had snubbed an invitation to play a friendly against them before the AFC Asia Cup. Thailand did not want to play India and they chose China for an international friendly game and this point was not lost on Indian football fans who trolled the Thailand team heavily. Following the loss, the team sacked their coach Milovan Rajevac while India coach Stephen Constantine praised the effort of the Indian team, who are the youngest side in the competition in terms of average age with 25.Chettri, seen as an inspiration among the modern crop of Indian footballers, created his own slice of history. The Indian took his tally of goals to 67, more than Lionel Messi, considered to be the best football player in the world of Argentina, who has scored 65 goals for his country. The comparisons between Chhetri and Messi began and fans had no hesitation to say Chhetri is greater than Messi.Read More | Asian Cup: India thrash Thailand 4-1 in campaign openerHowever, Chhetri was modest about his achievement. “”Records don’t matter, it doesnt matter who scores the goals. Whoever scores the jubilation was the same. I’m glad we got all three points. It’s not even fair. The two players who are above me are completely world stars. I am a big fan of Messi and Ronaldo. There is a massive difference between them and us. There is no comparison at all,” Chhetri said.Read More | Manu Bhaker: Love for sports shoes, ‘bunking’ classes and hating AppleEven in the post-match press conference, Chhetri reiterated that his focus was on the team doing well in this competition, where they had qualified after eight long years. “I can think about my goals some ten years later. At the moment, we need to focus. The goals need to come and it just doesn’t matter who scores. You can see the jubilation and happiness whenever someone scores. I am so happy for the boys. Every one of them ran and defended for their lives,” Chhetri said.India takes on the United Arab Emirates on January 10 and the challenge only becomes tougher for Chhetri and his side. “It’s a tough pool. When we started thinking, we felt that all the others were more experienced and better than us. But the manner the boys fought, it shows a lot of character. I have said this before (that) we are a very difficult team to play against. We may not be the most technical team but we will fight till the end, and that’s what the boys showed,” Chhetri said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Detroit looks to end streak vs Milwaukee

first_imgSTEPPING UP: The prolific Antoine Davis has averaged 23.4 points and 4.5 assists to lead the charge for the Titans. Chris Brandon has complemented Davis and is accounting for 6.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. The Panthers are led by Te’Jon Lucas, who is averaging 15.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and five assists.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Davis has either made or assisted on 56 percent of all Detroit field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has accounted for 29 field goals and 11 assists in those games.STREAK STATS: Detroit has lost its last four home games, scoring an average of 67.3 points while giving up 76.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Panthers have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Titans. Detroit has 25 assists on 71 field goals (35.2 percent) across its previous three matchups while Milwaukee has assists on 40 of 79 field goals (50.6 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Detroit has made 8.5 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-best among Horizon teams. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMilwaukee (12-15, 7-8) vs. Detroit (6-22, 4-11)Calihan Hall, Detroit; Sunday, 1 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Milwaukee looks to extend Detroit’s conference losing streak to seven games. Detroit’s last Horizon win came against the Illinois-Chicago Flames 70-69 on Jan. 25. Milwaukee came up short in a 75-68 game at Oakland in its last outing. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 22, 2020center_img Associated Press Detroit looks to end streak vs Milwaukeelast_img read more

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