New Engineering Director for Stagecoach Midlands

first_imgStagecoach Midlands has appointed Dave Morgan as Engineering Director. He has been with the company for 22 years and has been Engineering Manager at its Rugby depot for the past 16 years.Dave Morgan (l) with Dave Heptinstall who he will be taking over fromDave, 41, takes over from the current Engineering Director, Dave Heptinstall, at the end of September and will be based at the Northampton Head Office.When he left school, Dave Morgan did a College course in engineering, welding and fabrication for two years and he then accepted an offer of a three-year apprenticeship based at the Stagecoach Rugby depot, during which time he also worked as a shift mechanic.When he completed his apprenticeship, Dave was made up to the position of Charge Hand, the equivalent to an Assistant Engineering Manager today.He says: “I am greatly looking forward to taking up my new post.  I believe I have a lot to offer. I have seen many changes in engineering practices over the years and my experience should put me in a strong position to tackle my new responsibilities.”Dave Heptinstall is transferring to Stagecoach Yorkshire as Engineering Director there.last_img read more

Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgPhoto via Prairie Village Police DepartmentArea kid gets to play Prairie Village Police Chief for a day. Corin Conard put his name in a raffle at the Special Olympics of Kansas Golf Tournament earlier this year, and got to spend a day finding out what it’s like to be chief of police as a result. Conard won the drawing for the Prairie Village Police Department’s Chief for a Day experience, which included a mock swearing in ceremony and the chance to try on officers’ technical gear.Activists frustrated with restricted access to Yoder town hall will demonstrate outside his office today. A group of activists affiliated with Indivisible KC will demonstrate outside the offices of U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder in downtown Overland Park at noon today, two days after the four-term Congressman held his first in-person town hall meeting in more than a year. That event, hosted by the Kansas City Star, had restricted access, with about 110 of the 2,000 people who applied for tickets allowed inside. “Why wasn’t a larger venue reserved for the foreseeable high demand? The constituents of the 3rd District want to hear and watch their representative up close and in person,” read a statement from Indivisible.last_img read more

Geodis opens in Uganda

first_imgThe Uganda office will also support a large-scale oil and gas project in the Lake Albert area, as well as manage the transport of supplies for the associated infrastructure development.”Aside from oil and gas, the region demonstrates potential across a variety of industrial sectors including, power, renewable energy and transport infrastructure,” said Philip Somers, senior vice president of industrial projects at Geodis.”We will expand as we grow our share of participation in the various projects in the region. This has been a proven model for us in other parts of Africa, where some of our offices have grown to over 300 people. As a growth partner for our clients, we are committed to supporting them in their development. We look forward to serving both existing and new clients in Uganda – as well as in Kenya and Tanzania – in the years to come.”According to Geodis, Uganda’s GDP is projected to increase by almost 6 percent in 2018 which will translate into potential activity in the field of logistics.Both Kenya and Tanzania are also ripe for expansion as they plan extensive development projects for their own infrastructure, power supply and renewable energy provision, said Geodis. www.geodis.comlast_img read more

FA Cup replays scrapped for next season

first_imgWith a shortened season starting a month later than usual in September there is more pressure on an already hectic calendar.The FA has taken the decision that all ties in the FA Cup will be decided on the day rather than allowing for the usual replay.“In order to assist in easing pressure on the football schedule, there will be no replays for the 2020-21 season,” the FA said in a statement.“After two seasons of record levels of prize funds, the Emirates FA Cup prize fund has returned back in line with 2017-18 levels due to the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.”Significant changes have also been made by the English Football League to the League Cup in a bid to help teams cope with the schedule.The first four rounds will be compressed into consecutive weeks in September, with the fifth round held the week before Christmas to avoid clashes with the Champions League.The two-legged semi-finals, often criticised by managers, will now be played on January 5 or 6, with the club drawn first benefiting from home advantage.Premier League clubs will enter the competition in either round two, or round three for sides with European commitments.last_img read more