From malls and major department stores to unique boutiques and souvenir shops, there’s something for every taste and budget.Bountiful Main Streetwww.bountifulmainstreet.comBountiful Main Street features one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, art galleries, antiques, jewelry and more. The shopping hub is about five blocks east of Interstate 15 between 400 North and 500 South. For a full list of shopping venues, visit Bountiful Main Street’s website.Farmers MarketsDavis and Weber counties’ abundant agriculture means that its farmers markets are close to the source. The Utah Botanical Center Farmers Market is held at 875 S. 50 West in Kaysville from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays from July through September. The Syracuse Farmers Market is held at 1891 W. 1700 South in Syracuse from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays from July through September. The Historic 25th Street Farmers & Art Market is held at 25th Street and Grant Avenue in Ogden from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday from July through September. For more information on local farmers markets, visit www.utahsown.org/Markets.Layton Hills Mall1201 N. Hill Field RoadLayton, Utah 84041 801-546-3471www.shoplaytonhills.comLayton Hills Mall offers three department stores and more than 80 retailers, specialty stores and restaurants. When you’re done shopping, catch a movie at Cinemark Tinseltown 14, just outside the mall.Newgate Mall36th Street and Wall AvenueOgden, Utah 84405 801-621-1161www.newgatemall.comNewgate Mall features four department stores and nearly 100 retailers, specialty stores and restaurants. The mall also has a 14-screen movie theater.Station Park320 N. Station ParkwayFarmington, Utah 84025 801-923-9111www.shopatstationpark.comStation Park is the region’s premier shopping destination and is one of Utah’s newest shopping centers. Station Park features upscale retail, dining and entertainment, as well as a children’s play area, an outdoor winter skating rink and a world-class fountain with water shows.
Paria Cycling apparel is a new clothing company based in Leeds, England who is bringing a sense of urban flair to the cycling world with their outside-the-box designs. After checking out their wares it won’t surprise you that company owner and avid cyclist Sam Morgan is somewhat of an anti-conformist, stating in his press release “I’m that guy who stands out in the group. Not always for the right reasons, but what the hell? Who wants to blend in?”Paria does not have their own in-house designers, but instead they collaborate with creative minds like tattoo artists and illustrators from all over the world to produce their apparel. The clothing is manufactured in Italy, and while style is obviously a key factor for Paria they take their products seriously- no compromises on technical aspects and quality are made in the name of fashion. Currently Paria offers a selection of men’s and women’s jerseys with some pretty unique designs.Check out some of Paria’s signature style plus Search and State’s new leg warmers after the break… There’s also a couple of stylish jerseys for the ladies, with some priceless names to boot. The most radical looking ironically has the most plain-sounding name, called the EDK Cycling jersey. The jersey features a leopard print design and is constructed with Coolmax side panels and sleeves. It also has three rear pockets with a zippered middle, flat seams, silicone waist grippers and a semi-covered full front zipper. For men, the Summer of ’88 jersey has an old-school flavour with those classic 80’s stripes. The jersey is made of Coolmax and Mondrian fabrics, has a semi-covered full length zipper and flat seams. Silicone bands in the sleeves and bottom hem hold it in place, and the jersey has three rear pockets including one that zips shut. Paria’s ‘T-Rex’ fit provides a snug hug for race-ready aerodynamics, so you can win the race and the best dressed award. The Summer of ’88 jersey will cost you €88 ($98 USD), and comes in M-XXL sizes. The Chain Gang jersey is a little brighter and louder, but not funkier. The jersey is made from Italian MICRO moisture wicking fabric with an antimicrobial treatment to keep you smelling of roses. The fabric is soft and stretchy for all day comfort, and the jersey also features a full front zipper, three back pockets and silicone grippers inside the waist. The Chain Gang sells for €55 ($62), in sizes M-XXL. These two jerseys are just a sampling of Paria’s men’s line, so check out their website to see more. The ‘Droplet Like It’s Hot’ jersey and the “C Word Cycling Jersey” share the same materials and construction as the EDK jersey, but have much more entertaining model names. The designs are both all-over prints, so we’re just going to show you the fronts here. All three women’s jerseys sell for €65 ($73) and are available in S-XL sizes.paria.ccSearch and State- S1-LW Leg WarmersIn 2012, Search and State launched from the heart of NYC’s historic garment district. The company keeps all design work in-house, and seeks to produce the best possible cycling clothing for riding and hanging out after. With the release of their new S1-LW leg warmers, SAS now offers a complete head-to-toe all-season riding outfit. The new leg warmers are designed to be durable, light weight, and comfortable. They feature dual locking zippers at the ankle closures and wide gripper elastics for a solid fit that stays put, and are made from the same soft fabric as the company’s arm warmers but in a heavier weight. The leg warmers are thin enough to stuff in a jersey pocket when not needed, and feature a logo on the left leg that matches up with Search and State’s arm warmers. The S1-LW’s come in black only, and S/M/L sizes are available. MSRP is $85 USD.searchandstate.com
Phillipa Soo to Write Afterword to New Eliza Hamilton Picture BookPhillipa Soo, the multi-talented actress who earned Tony nom as Hamilton’s first Eliza, has signed on to write a foreword for Eliza: The Story of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, a new picture book written by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by Esme Shapiro. In the book, McNamara employs the letter-writing style of the period to tell the story of Eliza, who was born into a family of considerable wealth, power and influence in Albany in 1757. The book is due out on October 2.Dawnn Lewis & More to Lead And the World Goes ‘Round at Reprise 2.0Casting has been announced for Reprise 2.0’s upcoming staging of the Lucille Lortel Award-winning Kander & Ebb revue And the World Goes ‘Round. Richard Israel will direct and John Todd will choreograph the previously announced production, slated to run from September 5 through September 16 at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse. The ensemble cast will include Dawnn Lewis (A Different World), Valerie Perri (Evita), Larry Cedar (Deadwood), Kelley Dorney (Annie) and Michael Starr (Bright Star). And the World Goes ‘Round features classic Kander & Ebb tunes such as “Mr. Cellophane,” “My Coloring Book,” “All That Jazz,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” “Money, Money,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York.”P.S. Get a first look at Band’s Visit Tony winner Tony Shalhoub in season two of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Jenn Colella & Chilina Kennedy(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Jenn Colella & Chilina Kennedy Will Team Up for Call It LoveBroadway sweethearts Jenn Colella (Come From Away) and Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful, This Ain’t No Disco) will share their talents with audiences at midtown jazz club Birdland this fall. Colella will star in Call It Love, a new song cycle composed by Kennedy, on September 10 at 8:30pm. The show grapples with the way we love, both ourselves and others, and how we self-identify and create family in our complex age of information and reputation. Call It Love is arranged by Rick Fox (Jesus Christ Superstar) and directed by Mark Schnieder (Miss Saigon).Khris Davis & DeWanda Wise to Lead Donja R. Love’s FirefliesCasting is set for Fireflies, part two of Donja R. Love’s trilogy which began with the acclaimed Sugar in Our Wounds. Fireflies will begin previews on September 26 with an opening set for October 15 at Atlantic Theater Company. The cast will include Khris Davis (Sweat) and DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It). Set amid the Jim Crow South, Fireflies follows pregnant Olivia, whose fierce speechwriting is the sole force behind her charismatic husband Charles and his successful movement to galvanize people to march towards freedom. When four little girls are bombed in a church, Olivia and Charles’ marriage is threatened—as this tragedy and years of civil unrest leave Olivia believing that “this world ain’t no place to raise a colored child.” Fireflies will play a limited engagement through November 11.Mary Bridget Davies to Reprise Tony-Nommed Turn in A Night with Janis JoplinMary Bridget Davies, the breakthrough talent who earned a 2014 Tony nom for her turn in the title role of A Night with Janis Joplin, will return to the role in a staging at La Mirada Theatre in Los Angeles. Director Randy Johnson and choreographer Patricia Wilcox will reprise their work for the production, running from September 14 through October 7. The cast will also include Aurianna Angelique, Ashley Támar Davis, Tawny Dolley, Paige McNamara and Jennifer Leigh Warren.
Here’s a quick roundup of stories you might have missed today. Michael Friedman’s The State of the Union Songbook to Debut on Election NightThe Civilians and The Green Room 42 are teaming up to present Michael Friedman’s The State of the Union Songbook on election night, November 6, for two shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. The readings will benefit the Michael Friedman Legacy Fund. During the 2016 election campaigns, composer Friedman went around America and interviewed a cross-section of citizens; he set these word-for-word interviews to music in what he deemed The State of the Union Songbook. Friedman, composer of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and The Fortress of Solitude, died in September 2017, with these works becoming among his final projects. The election-day performances will premiere the songbook in its entirety along with more unheard Friedman works. The evening will be directed by Steve Cosson, with musical direction by Wiley DeWeese. Casting will be announced at a later date.Amy Schumer Announces PregnancyAmy Schumer, the Emmy-winning comedian who earned a 2018 Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower, broke the news of her pregnancy yesterday on Twitter. This will mark the first child of Schumer and her husband, chef Chris Fischer. Congratulations to Schumer and Fischer on the forthcoming parenthood!Corey Cott & More Sign On for The 24 Hour MusicalsA talented slate of stars have been added to the upcoming edition of The 24 Hour Musicals, taking place at the American Airlines Theatre on October 29 at 9:00pm. New to the event is Corey Cott, Carol Kane, Donald Webber Jr., Emily Estefan, Jeremy Shamos, Jessica Hecht, Joel Marsh Garland and Merle Dandridge. The marathon process for The 24 Hour Musicals begins at 9:00pm the night before the performance. Theater creators gather for an orientation where they are asked to share one costume piece, one prop or special skill and to reveal something that they have always wanted to do on stage. At 11:00pm, the composers and writers get to work crafting 15-20 minute musicals overnight; at 9:00am the next morning, the actors receive their roles and the directors, choreographers and musicians arrive to begin rehearsal. Less than 12 hours later, they must be ready to perform in front of a live audience. The 24 Hour Musicals will support The Lilly Awards.Martin Moran’s The Tricky Part to Play Return Engagement with Barrow Group The Tricky Part, the Obie-winning 2004 autobiographical solo play by Martin Moran (Wicked), will appear in a return run with off-Broadway’s Barrow Group this winter. Original director Seth Barrish will repeat his work for the new production, slated to begin previews on November 29 ahead of a December 2 opening night. The Tricky Part centers on Moran’s life between the ages of 12 and 15, when he had a sexual relationship with an older man, a counselor he’d met at a Catholic boys’ camp. Almost 30 years later, at the age of 42, Moran set out to find and face his abuser. The Tricky Part tells the story of this relationship and its complex effect on the man Moran became. The remount will play a limited engagement through December 16. View Comments Michael Friedman(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Governor Peter Shumlin today announced the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation will be awarding $504,279 in grants to 15 municipalities and non-profit organizations across Vermont for recreational trail projects. Grants are provided through the Recreational Trails Program, and more money is on the way.’ Recreational Trails Program funds come from the Federal Highway Administration, helping to improve livability for Vermonters.’ Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation and maintenance of trails and trailhead facilities for non-motorized, motorized, and/or multiple compatible recreational trail uses. ‘ “Vermont’s outdoor recreation opportunities are so important to our way of life and our economy. These grants provide opportunities for Vermonters to spend more time on our trails, encouraging outdoor activity and healthy living,’ said Governor Shumlin.’ ‘By improving access to public lands and waters, these grants also support both local tourism and recreation businesses,’ said Forests, Parks and Recreation Commissioner Michael Snyder. ‘ About half of the grant funds are awarded to VAST (Vermont Association of Snow Travelers) for grooming, signage and safety patrol of the statewide system of snowmobile trails, with the other half divided between fourteen other project sponsors in increments of $20,000 or less. Sponsors are required to contribute at least 20% of the total project costs.’ Applications are reviewed and ranked by a five-member citizens’ committee based on rigorous criteria, and only the highest priority projects get funded.’ Fortunately, funding for this important program is made available to Vermont on an annual basis and the next grant funding cycle is ready to begin. Municipalities and non-profit organizations can now apply for Recreational Trails Program grant funds for fall 2014 and spring 2015 construction seasons. Applications are available online through the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation’s website at http://www.vtfpr.org(link is external) . The deadline for grant applications to be submitted to the Department is February 28, 2014.
Agence Science-Presse:Incroyable, mais vrai: il se glisserait des erreurs dans les sites web de rencontre.Cinq psychologues américains ont voulu creuser scientifiquement une épineuse question: quelle est l’efficacité d’un site de rencontre? Car ces sites ont beau se compter par milliers, de la grande multinationale jusqu’à la petite entreprise locale, ils n’en sont pas moins sur la même longueur d’onde: tous affirment que leur méthode pour trouver un partenaire est supérieure aux méthodes «traditionnelles» —celles du lointain 20e siècle.Qu’en est-il réellement? Eh bien selon ces cinq psychologues, les sites en ligne ne sont pas meilleurs que les lieux de rencontre «hors ligne», et il se pourrait même qu’ils soient moins efficaces, tout dépendant des calculs qu’on utilise.En revanche, il est tout de même une statistique à leur avantage: aujourd’hui aux États-Unis, une nouvelle relation sur cinq commencerait en ligne. Mais, soulignent Eli J. Finkel, de l’Université Northwestern (Illinois) et ses quatre collègues, c’est une statistique trompeuse: rien ne permet d’affirmer que ces gens n’auraient pas tout autant trouvé quelqu’un dans l’ère pré-Internet.Read the whole story: Agence Science-Presse More of our Members in the Media >
Transocean Ltd. announced it has been awarded a five-year contract for a newbuild dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater drillship by Chevron U.S.A. Inc. Shipyard delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016.After customer acceptance, the contract is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2016, contributing an estimated revenue backlog of approximately $1.1 billion, excluding mobilization. Excluding capitalized interest, the capital investment for the newbuild drillship is an estimated $725 million. Capital costs include the shipyard contract; project management; all owner-furnished equipment; capital spares and inventory; and all costs associated with operational readiness.Featuring state-of-the-art equipment, the newbuild drillship will include Transocean’s patented dual-activity drilling technology that allows for parallel drilling operations. The vessel will be outfitted with two 15,000 psi blowout preventers (BOPs) which are expected to reduce non-productive time between wells. The drillship will be able to accommodate a future upgrade to a 20,000 psi BOP when it becomes available from the OEM suppliers.The rig will also feature an industry-leading 2.5-million-pound hook load capacity, a variable deckload capacity of 23,000 metric tons, enhanced well-completion capabilities and diesel engines configured to comply with anticipated Tier III International Maritime Organization (IMO) emissions standards. The drillship is designed and outfitted to operate in water depths of up to 12,000 feet and drill wells to 40,000 feet. In addition, the drillship will have accommodations for 240 people.Construction of the newbuild drillship is expected to commence during the fourth quarter of 2014 at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. facility in Okpo, South Korea, where Transocean’s five Enhanced Enterprise-Class rigs were built and where the company currently has six other ultra-deepwater drillships under construction.“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Chevron in pioneering ultra-deepwater drillships that in the past have set world records and achieved strong utilization with time-saving efficiencies,” said Steven L. Newman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transocean Ltd.“Further, the addition of this latest newbuild drillship demonstrates the execution of our asset strategy and commitment to increasing our exposure to high-specification floaters with industry-leading capabilities.”Press Release, October 16, 2013
The Insolvency Act 1986, so far as material, provides: ‘105: A reference in this schedule to something done by the directors of a company includes a reference to the same thing done by a majority of the directors of a company.’ The Insolvency Rules 1986, SI 1986/1925, provide, so far as material: ‘2.2(1): There may be prepared, with a view to its being exhibited to the affidavit in support of the petition, a report by an independent person to the effect that the appointment of an administrator for the company is expedient. ‘(2) The report may be by the person proposed as administrator, or by any other person having adequate knowledge of the company’s affairs, not being a director, secretary, manager, member, or employee of the company. (3) The report shall specify the purposes which, in the opinion of the person preparing it, may be achieved for the company by the making of an administration order, being purposes particularly specified in section 8(3).’ M Ltd (the company) was incorporated in January 2010 to carry on gambling businesses. RS Ltd (RS) was its only shareholder and, at that stage, M was its only director. Subsequently, H and C were made additional directors. In order lawfully to carry on a gambling business, it was necessary to have both an operating licence granted by the Gambling Commission and a premises licence granted by the local authority in respect of each place where the gambling activity was to be carried on. Under sections 159 and 188 of the Gambling Act 2005, a premises licence might only be granted or transferred to a holder of an operating licence. In October 2010, the company obtained an operating licence and entered into negotiations with a number of companies then in administration (collectively called A Ltd), for the acquisition of their gambling businesses. It expected to obtain finance from a third party. In the event, such finance was not forthcoming and the assets of A Ltd were acquired by B Ltd (B), which had been incorporated on 17 November 2010 and had been effectively controlled by an individual, T. On 30 November or 1 December, three agreements were concluded, namely: (i) an asset sale agreement made between A and B, whereby a sold to B its gambling businesses for £6m; (ii) an option agreement; and (iii) an operator agreement. On 3 December, another agreement was made between RS and B (UK) Ltd (BUK) under which, in consideration of £199,999, RS granted to BUK an option to buy its shares in the company on written notice and payment of £1 (the RS option agreement). By effluxion of time, B and C, to whom an operating licence had been issued by the Gambling Commission, on 18 February 2011, entered into a new operator agreement in relation to the gambling business bought by B from A. B subsequently commenced proceedings for specific performance of a provision in the operator agreement obliging the company to transfer to B the benefit of the premises’ licences. On 16 March, BUK assigned to B its rights to acquire the shares in the company under the RS option agreement for £200,000, conditional on RS procuring the appointment of C Ltd, G Ltd and O Ltd as intervening directors of the company. A resolution to that effect was signed on behalf of RS as the company’s sole shareholder. On that same date, the intervening directors purportedly appointed the respondents as administrators pursuant to paragraph 22, schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986 (the 1986 act), as introduced by the Enterprise Act 2002 (the 2002 act). On that same day, a board meeting was held, attended only by T on behalf of C Ltd. A record of that meeting indicated that T had taken the chair, declared the presence of a quorum and that the meeting was open. The record then went on to note that a written resolution had been passed by RS, and that C Ltd, G Ltd and O Ltd had been appointed as directors. It was proposed at that board meeting that, given the company’s financial difficulties, appropriate action was required and that the respondents had agreed in principle to act as administrators to the company should the board decide to place the company into administration. At that meeting, the board did so resolve. On 18 March, which was the return date of B’s summary judgment application for an order on the company to transfer the licences, the proceedings were effectively stayed because of the effect of the appointment of the respondents. On that same day, the company and C obtained, without notice, an order staying the administration on the ground that the administrators had not been validly appointed. On 25 March, the company and C (the applicants) applied to set aside the appointment of the respondents. The applicants submitted, inter alia, that the appointment of the respondents was invalid on the bases that: (i) the intervening directors had not themselves been validly appointed as directors of the company; (ii) even if the intervening directors had been validly appointed, they had not formed a majority of the board because C, M and H had already been duly appointed as directors of the company; (iii) no notice had been given to any of the existing directors as required by the articles of association; (iv) the meeting was inquorate; and (v) the decision of the intervening directors had not been made in the interests of the company but of B and should not be given effect. Relying on paragraph 105 of schedule B1 to the 1986 act, the intervening directors and B contended, inter alia, that because they had constituted a majority, it did not matter that there had been no meeting of the directors duly convened and held in accordance with the articles. The court ruled: Although the rules might be regarded on questions of construction of the terms of schedule B1 to the act, they themselves recognised that minutes should include a record of any resolution passed (see rule 2.44A(4)(c)). Accordingly, the distinction drawn in rule 2.2(2) of the rules between the resolution of the company and the decision of the directors did not appear to import any notion of informality to the decision of the directors. Whether a minute or a record, it should still be of a decision of the directors as such. Further, the terms of paragraph 105 of schedule B1 to the act gave to an act of the majority the same validity as would be accorded to an act of the directors as a whole but if the act in question should still be an act of the majority of such directors, there was no reason why the reduction in the requisite number of directors should also dispense with the usual rules of internal management. Furthermore, paragraph 105 clearly gave statutory force to the decisions in previous authority that a relevant operation might be performed if authorised by a majority of the board at a duly constituted directors’ meeting. However, it could not be accepted that it went further (see - of the judgment). To state that the reduction in the requisite number of directors should also dispense with the usual rules of internal management would be giving greater effect to a provision of general application than was to be derived from either the words used or the context in schedule B1 to the act in which they were used or in the previous case law. Further, had paragraph 105 been intended to go further than giving statutory force to decisions in previous authority that a relevant operation might be performed if authorised by a majority of the board at a duly constituted directors’ meeting, some clear statement to that effect would have been in the white paper which had preceded the 2002 act in which paragraph 105 was originally enacted as paragraph 103 or in the explanatory notes to that act. There was none (see - of the judgment). In the instant case, the submissions of C were to be preferred. Rule 2(2) of the rules would not bear the weight put on it. Further, paragraph 105 did not validate the appointment of the administrators on 16 March. It was plain that the so-called meeting had not been not a valid meeting of the board. No notice had been given to the existing directors. Indeed, it was plain that they had deliberately been kept in the dark. There had only been one person present, so there had been no quorum or indeed any meeting (see ,  of the judgment). The appointment of the administrators had been invalid and ought to be set aside (see  of the judgment). Emmadart Ltd, Re  1 All ER 599 considered; Instrumentation Electrical Services Ltd, Re  BCLC 550 considered; Equiticorp International plc, Re  BCLC 597 considered. Company – Administrator – Restrictions on power to appoint Minmar Ltd and another v Khalatschi and another: Chancery Division (Sir Andrew Morritt): 8 April 2011 Michael Green QC (instructed by Clyde & Co) for the applicants. Marcia Shekerdemian (instructed by Isadore Goldman) for the respondents. Alan Gourgey QC (instructed by Fladgate LLP) for the interveners.
HLPFI was impressed by news from Royal Boskalis Westminster this week, which reported record net annual profits for 2014 of EUR490mn (USD521mn).The company says that its offshore energy business had a good year with high fleet utilisation and good project margins, whilst in its first full year with the group, the result achieved by Dockwise was an all-time high.Boskalis ceo Peter Berdowski says that although the current market environment offers a mixed picture, with some challenging conditions in the offshore energy industry, it also presents opportunities, even for selective growth.In regards to the offshore energy market, Boskalis believes that whilst the short term is strongly impacted by the low oil price, in the medium to long term the development of prosperity and economic growth will drive the demand for energy. Which should be good news for all our readers. In business2014: a ‘challenging year’ for NurminenNurminen Logistics ceo Olli Pohjanvirta says 2014 was a “challenging year” for the company due to the unexpected crisis in Ukraine and the exceptional decrease in the price of oil.Boskalis sets a recordRoyal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) achieved a record net profit of EUR490mn (USD521mn) in 2014, compared with EUR366mn (USD389mn) in 2013.Toll acquires ODTToll Group has acquired mining and industrial services provider ODT Australis. Capacity developments AAL set to increase fleetSingapore-headquartered AAL is planning to further increase the size of its fleet to over 500,000 dwt in 2015.First of many for IntermarineIntermarine has marked the beginning of its ‘Fleet of the Future’ deliveries with the maiden voyage of the new 20,000 dwt multipurpose vessel Industrial Grand.Liebherr launches ‘new benchmark’Liebherr Maritime Cranes has launched its new 308-tonne capacity LHM 800 mobile harbour crane. Offshore wind industry welcomes Boom LockHigh Wind has launched its Boom Lock system, which facilitates the safe installation of wind turbine components in winds of up to 15 m/s.GPA launches breakbulk tracking systemThe Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has introduced a new tracking system to process breakbulk cargo more quickly, and provide real-time freight tracking.Ritchie auctions Energy fleetRitchie Bros. is to conduct a multi-million dollar crane and transportation auction for Casper, Wyoming based Energy Transportation. Shipment of the weekHLI Rail & Rigging has completed the transhipment of a 111-tonne boiler from a girder bridge trailer on to a Goldhofer trailer at the company’s yard in Laredo, Texas. On the move Hansa sends Roehl to AsiaHansa Heavy Lift has appointed chief commercial officer (cco) Joerg Roehl to manage the shipping company’s business in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.Almajdouie appoints new ceoSaudi Arabia’s Almajdouie Logistics has appointed Kim Bjerner Rathsack to lead the group’s logistics activities.Lieb to leave SchenkerThomas Lieb has resigned from his position as head of business unit DB Schenker Logistics and chairman of Schenker AG’s management board.Doll appoints DietscheGerman trailer manufacturer Doll Fahrzeugbau has appointed Lorenz Dietsche as the company’s chief sales officer.LOC opens in SydneyLondon Offshore Consultants (LOC) has expanded its Australian operations with the opening of a new office in Sydney. Network and association developmentsThe XLProjects (XLP) network welcomed First Global Logistics as a new member in Egypt, as well as Swift Worldwide Logistics in Qatar.Agencia Unidas joined the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) as a new member in Costa Rica, while the network also added C. Steinweg as a representative in South Africa. All about EvieEvie enjoyed joining almost 450 participants at the SC&RA’s 2015 Specialized Transportation Symposium in Atlanta last week, which included meetings of regional and state highway and transportation officials, as well as various educational sessions.She is already looking forward to attending next year’s event, which will be held from March 1-4, 2016 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee.Evie also joins ALE’s Spanish branch in congratulating a number of professionals, who were awarded prizes by ALE at an award ceremony celebrating the achievements of the country’s top civil engineers.