2019 SEMA Board Of Directors Election Candidates Announced

first_img·      Kim Pendergast – CEO, Magnuson Products LLC AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement ·      Melanie White – President, Hellwig Products ·      Russell Stephens – President, MSD LLC Chairman-elect Category (one open seat) Manufacturers’ Representative Category (one open seat) ·      Chris Douglas – COO, COMP Performance Group The following slate of candidates are vying for a seat on the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Board of Directors: ·      James Lawrence – CEO, Power Automedia ·      Kathryn Reinhardt – Vice President of Marketing, Pilot Automotive ·      Ken Schuck – Vice President, KAM Marketing ·      Chris Johnson – Founder, Derive Systems ·      Les Rudd – President/CEO, Bob Cook Sales Manufacturers Category (three open seats) Voting will take place online between May 14 and May 28 and is open to current SEMA-member companies. Votes must be cast by each company’s primary contact. Details on the upcoming election will be sent to the member company’s designated primary contact beginning May 2. Winners will be announced by May 30 and formally inducted into the SEMA Board of Directors at the SEMA Installation Gala on July 26.last_img read more

Thousands protest in Mauritius over dead dolphins, demand resignations

first_imgThousands of Moroccans denounce Trump in Rabat protest Algerian Policemen Protest to Demand Better Working Conditions A dead dolphin is seen on a boat as it is brought to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES A dead dolphin is seen on a boat as it is brought to the marine fish farm of Mahebourg, Mauritius August 28, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pilla Thousands of protesters demonstrated in the Mauritius capital Port Louis on Saturday to demand an investigation into an oil spill from a Japanese ship and the mysterious death of at least 40 dolphins that have been found near the site of the spill.Environmentalists have called for an investigation into whether the dolphins died as a result of the spill caused when the bulk carrier, the MV Wakashio, struck a coral reef last month.One protestor held a banner with a dolphin covered in oil reading “our lives matter” and another held one calling for the government to resign. Mauritian flags were waved across the packed square of St Louis Cathedral.“We do not trust the government and the diluted information they’ve been feeding us regarding the management and responses to the oil spill,” Fabiola Monty, 33 a Mauritian environmental scientist, told Reuters from the square.The government has said it will carry out autopsies on all the dead dolphins and has set up a commission to look into the oil spill. Two investigations are being carried out: one by the police on the crew’s responsibilities and one by a senior Shipping Ministry official on what happened to the ship.So far veterinarians have examined only two of the mammals’ carcasses, which bore signs of injury but no trace of oil in their bodies, according to preliminary autopsy results.The autopsy on the first two was conducted by the government-run Albion Fisheries Research Centre.Autopsy results on 25 dolphins that washed ashore Wednesday and Thursday are expected in the coming days, according to Jasvin Sok Appadu from the Fisheries Ministry.Local environmental group Eco-Sud, which took part in Saturday’s protest, said in a statement on Friday that representatives from civil society should be present during the autopsies and called for a second opinion from independent specialists.Relatedcenter_img ‘Heartwrenching’: at least 40 dolphins dead near Mauritius oil spilllast_img read more

2019 NYG: Small Doctor To Perform At Opening Ceremony Of “Improved” Games (AUDIO)

first_imgThe 5th edition of National Youth Games (NYG) will feature great improvements from last year’s event Director of Grassroot Sports Development at the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Dr Demola Are says.Athletes from 34 states will compete for honours at the talent nurturing competition which starts today at the University of Ilorin sports complex.Speaking to newsmen on Monday, Dr Are disclosed that athletes from 30 States have arrived Ilorin with four more States expected to arrive before the opening ceremony and said that the Ministry and the University are working together to ensure better and improved competition.“What we are trying to do here is to make sure that we improve on the performances of the last edition especially in the areas of screening, facilities, accreditation [and] security.Download Audio“We are doing all we can in conjunction with the University of Ilorin to make that we have a more successful game this year,” he said.The opening ceremony for the 5th edition of the NYG will hold today, Tuesday 10 September with popular Afrobeats Star Small Doctor expected to perform.The NYG have served as a platform for nurturing and discovering sporting talents since its inception four years ago and this year marks the end of the 5-year MOU signed with the University of Ilorin to host the competition.RelatedNational Youth Games: Solomon Dalung Calls For Replacement Of “Recycled Athletes”September 16, 2017In “Nigeria”AUDIO: Sports Minister Charges Team Nigeria To Dominate African Wrestling ChampionshipsNovember 28, 2017In “Africa”Rashidi Yekini: Legendary Striker To Be Immortalised By Kwara State GovernmentSeptember 10, 2020In “Featured”last_img read more