Methods Machine Tools, a supplier of innovative precision machine tools, automation and accessories, has appointed Tony Campos to the position of Western region technical support manager. Campos will be based out of Methods Technology Center in Tempe, Arizona, and will support Methods’ customers in Western United States and Mexico.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“We are very fortunate to have Tony in the position of Western Technical Support Manager to better serve our customers in Mexico and the Western United States. He is an enthusiastic, technically talented engineer,” said Dave Lucius, vice president of sales for Methods Machine Tools.Campos joined the Methods Illinois team as an applications engineer in 2003 and, in May of 2009, he became part of the Methods Arizona team in the same role. He has been instrumental in the development of a large number of turn-key projects in Methods’ Elgin, Illinois, and Tempe, Arizona, facilities and has extensive experience in training customers on controls and machine operation. Since 2004, he also has played an integral leadership role on the Methods IMTS team for set up, demonstration and tear down of Methods machines at the IMTS Show in Chicago. In addition, Campos is proficient in Spanish and is the liaison to Methods’ Spanish-speaking distributors and their customers at IMTS.Prior to his tenure at Methods, Campos worked as a team leader, foreman and applications engineer at Krisdee & Associates, a machine shop located in Elgin, Illinois.He is a graduate of Elgin Community College with an Associate in Science degree and a minor in Business Administration. He has received numerous certifications including Esprit and Gibbs CAM.
Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni will be officially sworn in as president of the country tomorrow in a ceremony expected to be graced by several heads of state from across the continent.Museveni, 71, who came to power in 1986 and is one of Africa’s longest-serving rulers, won the February 18 vote with 60 percent of the votes.Opposition leader and long-time rival of Museveni Dr. Kizza Besigye dismissed the results of the poll as fraudulent, claiming the country’s electoral commission had favoured Museveni.Before the February 18 vote, Besigye had challenged Museveni and lost in three elections.
COMMENT Last Updated: 28th March, 2020 08:47 IST All Blacks Coach To Take Pay Cut, Players To Follow Suit All Blacks head coach Ian Foster says he will take a pay cut and players will follow suit as New Zealand Rugby cuts expenses while professional competitions are shuttered during the coronavirus outbreak. LIVE TV Written By First Published: 28th March, 2020 08:47 IST WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US All Blacks head coach Ian Foster says he will take a pay cut and players will follow suit as New Zealand Rugby cuts expenses while professional competitions are shuttered during the coronavirus outbreak.In a radio interview Saturday, Foster confirmed he and other coaches had agreed to substantial pay cuts as long as New Zealand Rugby’s revenues are affected. He did not give a percentage figure.”Our coaching group has definitely taken a big cut,” Foster told radio Newstalk ZB. “It’s already been agreed to.”With rugby, when there’s no games there’s no revenue and that’s a tough thing. There’s been a lot of shaving of the programs and what it’s also come down to is cutting salaries. That’s happened for some and happening for others.”Foster said he had spoken to several All Blacks players who accept their pay will be cut and are prepared to make that sacrifice while the southern hemisphere Super Rugby tournament is suspended. July test matches in New Zealand and Australia are also in doubt.”It’s a different sort of process for players but I know that they’re willing to go into that space too,” he said. “As we go through the next few days that will be finalized.“It’s a given, they understand that. It’s just a matter of working it through so all the different levels of players are dealt with fairly. I haven’t had one player yet who doesn’t know it’s going to happen or doesn’t accept that it’s going to happen.”Players and coaches in many professional sports around the world have already taken pay cuts while leagues are suspended. Foster said New Zealand rugby has been hard hit by the shutdown.”It’s a dire state when you can’t play a game,” he said. “We’re obviously in a high-cost, high-revenue industry and when the revenue dies you’re left with high costs. So it’s a no-brainer. There’s going to be some pain.”The head of the Australian Rugby League Commission, Peter V’landys, said he expected on Monday to announce a rescue package for clubs and players during the coranavirus crisis. The National Rugby League is suspended indefinitely, putting clubs and the sport itself under extreme financial pressure.”I will put a package to the commission on Monday morning and then hopefully make an announcement that afternoon that I think the players and the clubs will be happy with,” V’landys told the Sydney Morning Herald.Players in Australian rules football’s Australian Football League Friday agreed to take pay cuts after lengthy negotiations. Associated Press Television News FOLLOW US