With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. Nationally recognized automotive aftermarket company is seeking experienced and very motivated self-starters for two Territory Sales positions. We have 2 positions available, one in the Dallas market and one in the Phoenix market. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Some travel required. Company car, $47k base salary, benefits and bonus opportunities. Resumes must be received by March 10, 2012. Interested applicants should click the Apply Now button below to submit a resume and cover letter.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.
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Story Links A textbook example of a five-tool player, Pron also ranks in the top five in UWF history in batting average, doubles, and home runs, while earning a spot on the 2011 ABCA Gold Glove Team. He is one of just two UWF student-athletes to earn first team All-American honors from Daktronics and the NCBWA and is the only Argonaut to be named the South Region Player of the Year by each of those organizations. GREG PRONBaseball (2008-11)Daphne, Ala.Greg Pron’s senior season in 2011 is one of the strongest in UWF Athletics history. He set program records with 93 hits, 69 RBI, and 149 total bases in that season, and he found himself atop the school record books in career hits, stolen bases and times hit by pitch. He was a three-time All-GSC performer, making him one of just four Argonauts with that distinction. The University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will induct its 2016-17 Hall of Fame class on Friday, Jan. 13 at Scenic Hills Country Club at UWF. One of the seven inductees will be profiled each day leading up to the HOF Weekend, and today’s inductee is a second member of the 2011 national champion baseball team, Greg Pron. West Florida won 141 games over Pron’s four-year career, helping lead the program to a pair of GSC regular season titles. His production continued through the postseason, as he earned spots on the 2011 NCAA Regional and Championships all-tournament teams, guiding UWF to its first baseball national championship. “Baseball at UWF taught me so many things and helped me grow as a person. The memories I made and the time spent there were some of the best days of my life, and I just want to thank the coaches, my teammates, my family and friends for always being supportive of me. Without them, none of this would have been possible.” “Being a student-athlete taught me to have a great work ethic, and that the good things in life don’t come easy. Baseball tested my limits mentally and physically, and because of that it has made me a better person to this day He was taken by the New York Mets organization in the 42nd round of the 2011 MLB Draft and played in their system for three years after graduation. Pron now works as a software engineer at Mindtree in Gainesville, Florida. IN HIS OWN WORDSMost memorable moment: “Definitely winning the national championship in 2011. I think the thing that makes it even more memorable is that my freshman year we weren’t very good and didn’t have a lot of experience. But, the coaches believed in the core that we had and stuck with us, and it definitely paid off in the end UWF Athletics Hall of Fame The 2016-17 class will be inducted on Friday, Jan. 13 at Scenic Hills Country Club at UWF. The event will start with a social at 6 p.m., and the dinner and program will follow at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Karen Emmons at [email protected] or 850.474.3312. Print Friendly Version
WWE Clash of Champions was highlighted by an epic battle between The Boss and The Man, a pair of title changes, an unexpected return and a Fiend. Beyond an excellent Raw Women’s title match between Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks, it was a ho-hum show until the main event featuring Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman. Rollins defeated Strowman to retain the Universal title in a solid match that exceeded expectations. The real moment of the evening took place as the show was coming to a close. With Rollins celebrating his hard-earned victory over Strowman, Bray Wyatt’s The Fiend unexpectedly attacked Rollins with a Sister Abigail and a Mandible Claw.Other results included Kofi Kingston beating Randy Orton to hold onto the WWE championship and Bayley retaining the Smackdown Women’s title over Charlotte Flair.Here is what happened at WWE Night of Champions.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWWE Clash of Champions live results, updates10:40 p.m.: As the show was coming to an end with Rollins standing on top of the ramp, The Fiend appeared and laid out Rollins with Sister Abigail and the Mandible Claw. The crowd erupted during the entire sequence for Bray Wyatt. Is the character ready for this spot yet? The crowd sure thinks so. Let’s see if Wyatt can deliver. See you in Hell, @WWERollins . #WWEClash #TheFiend #HIAC @WWEBrayWyatt pic.twitter.com/gfn9JG0x8s— WWE (@WWE) September 16, 2019 Seth Rollins retains the Universal title vs. Braun Strowman10:29 p.m.: It took four curb stomps and a pedigree but Rollins held onto the gold. Better than expected match. Rollins raised his game to carry Strowman to one of his better matches. Can we now say that Strowman has become this era’s Big Show? A big man who you can plop into a title program at any time but always have him come up short?An interesting note that the crowd booed Rollins during that final exchange. 10:22 p.m.: A splash from the top rope from Strowman. WOW!10:19 p.m.: A nice spot where Strowman tried to do his running tackle on the outside but Rollins did a drop toehold to send Strowman through the table. The #MonsterAmongMen goes FLYING! #WWEClash #UniversalChampionship @BraunStrowman @WWERollins pic.twitter.com/CqZE1gHdz4— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) September 16, 2019 10:11 p.m.: It’s time for the main event of WWE Clash of Champions as Seth Rollins puts the Universal title on the line against Braun Strowman. Rollins will need his working shoes on to get a good match out of Strowman.Erick Rowan beats Roman Reigns with help from the returning Luke Harper10:08 p.m.: Reigns and Rowan had no reason having a good match but they sure did on this night. A creative ending with Reigns going for the spear from the top of the ramp when Harper made his surprise return and delivered a big boot to Reigns, which helped Rowan secure the pin. The right finish for the right time that should lead to the return of Daniel Bryan. Harper is a vastly underrated talent who deserves the chance to show how good he really is. That wasn’t a victory. That was a BLUDGEONING. #WWEClash @LukeHarperWWE @ERICKROWAN pic.twitter.com/d5z1lkaANj— WWE (@WWE) September 16, 2019 10:01 p.m.: Impressive pick-up powerbomb by Rowan to put Reigns through the table. Fun match so far.9:50 p.m.: Coming up next at WWE Clash of Champions is the co-main event, as Roman Reigns faces off with Erick Rowan in a no disqualification match. This is the only non-title bout of the show. As backward as the program has been to get here, Reigns and Rowan have done some good work. Should be an intense and very physical brawl.Kofi Kingston defeats Randy Orton to remain WWE champion9:42 p.m.: Thank god this appears to be the end of the program. The bout was slow as Kingston and Orton’s styles don’t mesh very well. Uptempo combined with a methodical pace don’t mesh well. The ending of Orton hitting the RKO and Kingston’s foot touching the ropes followed by the Trouble in Paradise from Kingston was extremely flat. Kingston needs someone like Daniel Bryan or Ali to get his momentum back as his reign has trailed off since the Orton program began. 9:30 p.m.: Not a bad matchup but not a good one either. Can Kingston and Orton pick it up?9:12 p.m.: Now at WWE Clash of Champions, as Kofi Kingston defends the WWE Championship against Randy Orton. Like their Summerslam match in August, a good story was told coming in, but the match was mediocre. Can they right ship here?Sasha Banks wins by disqualification; Becky Lynch retains title9:06 p.m.: A pretty good match ruined by a finish that made little sense. Why didn’t the referee call for the bell when Lynch and Banks came back to ringside instead of having the crowd and people at home thinking the bout was still going on? The icing on the cake was then Lynch getting the better end of the exchange with numerous chair shots and standing tall. What’s the purpose of a rematch when the babyface bested the heel? There’s no reason to want to see it. A bad job there by WWE. They just cut Banks’ momentum from out under her by doing this. Disqualification? Please.As long as she’s still got the gold, that’s all that matters to @BeckyLynchWWE . #WWEClash #AndStill pic.twitter.com/BKmpHJhXsU— WWE (@WWE) September 16, 2019 9:00 p.m.: The match has spilled through the crowd and into the concession stand after Lynch accidentally hit the referee with a chair. A solid brawl so far.8:53 p.m.: Lynch and Banks having a good one here. The crowd is really into everything they are doing.8:41 p.m.: Up next at WWE Clash of Champions is Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks locking horns for the Raw Women’s title. A good story heading in. Lynch has been shaky since winning the title and needs a standout match here. She has the right dance partner with Banks.The crowd wasn’t hot for Lynch coming out. Feels like the shine is starting to wear off.Shinsuke Nakamura successfully retains the Intercontinental title over The Miz8:33 p.m.: Nakamura’s selling made the match better than it had any reason being. He sold Miz working on his knee like a million bucks so when The Miz locked in the figure-four leglock, the crowd really bought into it. The Miz looked to be on his way to being the new titleholder until Sami Zayn interfered. Nakamura hit the Kinshasa outside the ring and proceeded to connect on another one to get the pin and keep the championship.While I’m not a fan of WWE just putting random people together, this partnership works. Zayn can do all the talking and Nakamura can shine in the ring.8:22 p.m.: Great microphone work by Sami Zahn in getting the crowd to boo while running down The Miz.8:20 p.m.: Now at WWE Clash of Champions, Shinsuke Nakamura defends the Intercontinental title vs. The Miz. Who would have thought this would be happening two years ago when Nakamura was on top? Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss retain the Raw Women’s tag team titles over Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville8:13 p.m.: All you can say about this match was that it was bad. It was very slow and sloppy in spots. Difficult to watch. By far, the worst on the show up to this point.8:00 p.m.: Right now at WWE Clash of Champions, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross face Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville for the Raw Women’s tag team titles. Expect this to be very bad.The Revival unseats The New Day to become Smackdown tag team champions7:55 p.m.: Every match has been short tonight. The action was good with Woods selling his knee injury. The Revival hit the shatter machine to Big E on the outside and then put a beatdown on Woods. He also got a shatter machine. A pin wasn’t made. Instead, The Revival worked on Woods’ knee, put him in a submission maneuver. Woods tried to fight off and reach the ropes. He was unable to do so and tapped out and new champions were crowned. ✅ #WWENXT #TagTeamChampions✅ #RAW #TagTeamChampions✅ #SDLive #TagTeamChampionsTop Guys OUT. #WWEClash #AndNew @ScottDawsonWWE @DashWilderWWE pic.twitter.com/NizzcQ8Bin— WWE (@WWE) September 15, 2019 WWE hasn’t given The Revival long runs when they have won the titles in the past. If you want the tag team division to have significance, the tag team titles need to mean something, especially with AEW wanting to put a major emphasis on it, The Revival are the right guys for the job.7:50 p.m.: Xavier Woods is very underrated as a talent. He’s the glue of The New Day. He’s good in the ring and even better on the microphone.7:42 p.m.: Coming up at WWE Clash of Champions is The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods) putting their tag team titles on the line against The Revival. Every match has been short thus far. Let’s see if they give this foursome time as it can be a great one.Bayley cheats to beat Charlotte Flair to retain the Smackdown Women’s title7:38 p.m.: Not surprised on who won but the finish was pretty creative. Bayley was on the mat when she untied the bottom turnbuckle, grabbed Flair and threw her into the exposed turnbuckle for the pinfall. Can see the angle being Bayley stooping to any level to hold onto the title. Like how she immediately grabbed the belt and hightailed it out of the arena. Well done in the evolution of her heel character.7:30 p.m.: Up next at WWE Clash of Champions is Bayley and Charlotte Flair for the Smackdown Women’s title. Interested to see the dynamic between them with Bayley as the heel and Flair as the babyface.Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode capture the Raw tag team titles from Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman7:21 p.m.: If Rollins and Strowman weren’t in the main event this would have received more time. Solid action with the expected finish of Strowman cost them the titles when he pushed Roode into Rollins, who went into the ring post. Roode hit the Glorious DDT on Rollins and new champions were crowned. 🎶Glorious! No, I won’t give in. I won’t give in. ‘Til I’m victorious! And I will defend. I will defend!🎶 @RealRobertRoode & @HEELZiggler are GLORIOUS & VICTORIOUS as they become the NEW #RAW #TagTeamChampions at #WWEClash ! pic.twitter.com/S8Ume7gnVH— WWE (@WWE) September 15, 2019 Good to see Roode and Ziggler have the belts because they are two hard workers who deserve more than they were getting until they were put together.7:16 p.m.: Like the pacing here. Giving it an old school feel of the babyface trying to get the tag to his partner and getting cut off. Build the anticipation. The crowd popped big when Rollins tagged in Strowman.7:15 p.m.: Roode has a new lease on life being in this tag team with Ziggler. 7:10 p.m.: The main card of WWE Clash of Champions begins with Universal champion Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman defending the Raw tag team titles against Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Good way to begin the main show. I smell Rollins or Strowman turning on the other to build to the main event.AJ Styles squashes Cedric Alexander to retain the U.S. title6:57 p.m.: The headline isn’t a joke. After Alexander got some initial offense in front of his hometown fans, Styles dominated and finished Alexander off with phenomenal forearm followed by a Styles Clash for the win. For five minutes, it was pretty good because of Styles and Alexander being two great workers. Why make easy work of Alexander and give the contest only five minutes is definitely puzzling and a head scratcher.6:49 p.m.: The final match on the pre-show is AJ Styles meeting Cedric Alexander for the United States title. Why is this on now? Drew Gulak retains the Cruiserweight title over Humberto Carillo and Lince Dorado6:40 p.m.: You think of a cruiserweight match, you envision high octane and all action. This wasn’t it. Far too often, it was slow plodding with no rhythm. Carillo hit an Aztec Press on Dorado that missed by a country mile. Gulak came in and threw Carillo into the ring and scored the pin to hold onto the belt. Give the three guys credit. They got the crowd into it but it was nothing to write home about. Carillo has a shot to be pretty good. Hopefully, one day he gets out of the jail known as 205 Live.6:36 p.m.: A “This is Awesome” chant in a cruiserweight match. Let’s not go too far. It’s good but not worthy of that distinction.6:28 p.m.: Kicking off the pre-show at WWE Clash of Champions is a triple-threat match for Cruiserweight title as Drew Gulak puts the belt on the line against Humberto Carrillo and Lince Dorado. A shame this is on now because if they are allowed, it should be really good.6:07 p.m. ET: Welcome to Sporting News’ coverage of WWE Clash of Champion. There 11 matches on the docket with every WWE title on the line. Grab the refreshments and follow along for all the exciting action that is upon us.WWE Clash of Champions 2019 match card— Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman for the Universal championship— Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton for the WWE championship— Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks for the “Raw” women’s championship— Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley for the “SmackDown” women’s championship— Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman vs. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode for the “RAW” tag team championship— Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan— AJ Styles vs. Cedric Alexander for the United States championship— The New Day vs. The Revival for the “SmackDown” tag team championship — Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. Fire and Desire (Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville) for the women’s tag team championship— Shinsuke Nakamura vs. The Miz for the Intercontinental championship — Drew Gulak vs. Humberto Carrillo vs. Lince Dorado for the WWE cruiserweight championship
Prime Minister Narendra Modi concluded his two-day visit to Nepal by invoking “cricket”. At the civic reception in Nepal’s capital city, PM Modi said that sporting ties is another way to stay “connected”.”We are now even connected by the game of cricket. For the first time, a Nepali player has taken part in the Indian Premier League (IPL). I hope the people-to-people relation gets further better through the medium of other games too,” he said.India and Nepal have started hectic engagements after a period of very stressful relations between the two sides since the economic blockade of 2015 that crippled Nepal’s economy and led to huge shortage of basic necessities.With the Oli government now in place in Nepal, both sides agreed to maintain the “momentum” generated by the visit of PM KP Sharma Oli in April 2018.Sources have told India Today that the body language of the two leaders exuded “warmth” and “commitment” to stay the course in bringing back “normalcy” in relations.Certain red lines have been drawn when it comes to how both nations are to approach one another.Nepal, on its part, has made it very clear that it will “work with all countries in the neighbourhood to further Nepal’s interest” making India’s concerns regarding China clear.PM Modi on Saturday said, “I speak with great responsibility when I say Nepal can take whatever decision it deems fit in its interest but India will continue to support and stand by her.”Similarly, while the India-Nepal joint statement said, “The two Prime Ministers underscored the importance of regional and sub-regional cooperation under BIMSTEC, SAARC, and BBIN frameworks for forging meaningful cooperation in identified sectors.” On the issue of holding of the SAARC Summit, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, while addressing the media after the talks, said, “There was no conversation regarding holding of the SAARC Summit.”advertisementSources said Nepal understands India’s sensitivities and is the reason why the issue of SAARC did not come up. Although there was a major push for BIMSTEC and BBIN forums.The two sides have decided to focus on aspects that could lead to mutual benefits and reduce the “trust deficit” between the two nations.”They also agreed that effective implementation of the bilateral initiatives in agriculture, railway linkages and inland waterways development, as agreed upon by the two sides during the recent visit of Prime Minister Oli to India, would have transformational impact in these areas,” said the joint statement.The biggest thrust in this visit was the common factor of “religious”, “cultural” history between the two nations. The “circuit diplomacy” of India could reap major dividends in terms of connectivity and people-to-people exchange.Prime Minister Modi spelt out the plans of creating a “Ramayan Circuit” and a “Buddhist Circuit” to link all the holy sites of India and Nepal to make religious tourism as a way to remain engaged and be able to practice one’s religion. At Janakpur, PM Modi pledged Rs 100 crore to the development of Janakpur when he said, “Ayodhya is incomplete without mother Janaki dhaam. Without the help of Nepal, India is incomplete. Our bond is deeper than the sea.””With a view to further strengthening the close religious and cultural ties between the two countries and peoples, the two Prime Ministers launched Nepal-India Ramayana Circuit connecting Janakpur, the birthplace of Sita, with Ayodhya and other sites associated with the epic Ramayana. In Janakpur, the two Prime Ministers flagged off the inaugural direct bus service between Janakpur and Ayodhya,” said the joint statement.The two Prime Ministers have directed their respective officials to address outstanding matters by September 2018, with the objective of advancing cooperation in all areas and an idea of an early visit again by Prime Minister Oli to India.ALSO READ: India ready to be Sherpa to help Nepal scale mountain of success, says PM Modi
In the thirty-eighth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Men’s Open player, Mat Bird, speaks about what it means to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup and the biggest influences on his Touch Football career. Name: Mat BirdNickname: BirdyAge: 25Affiliate: BulldogsOccupation: Fire FighterPosition: WingDebut for Australia: 2005 Youth World Cup 2010 Men’s Open Trans TasmanCareer highlights so far: Vawdon Cup/State Cup double in 2007, Aussie Men’s Open debut in 2010.How you got involved in Touch Football: Family friend.Favourite player: Daniel Walsh.What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: A massive privilege, not too many people can say they have represented their country. I’m blessed with the opportunity to be able to do this.Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: Pete Forrester and Daniel Walsh.Favourite sporting moment: Dragons 2010 premiers and Michael Jordan’s entire career. What do you know about Scotland: Great golf courses, castles, coldness, and William Wallace.Any superstitions: None that i know of.Funniest Australian teammate: Ziade (Anthony)Favourite quote: “Dare to dream.”Any travel plans for after World Cup: Running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain then winging it around Europe for five weeks with mates.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup. With less than a month to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information. Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus
Image Courtesy: AALEver wondered how monster trucks are transported from one place to another? Well, it takes another type of a monster. Thirteen enormous haulage trucks were recently shipped on a heavy lift vessel owned by Singapore-based multipurpose operator AAL Shipping from Laem Chabang Port in Thailand to the Port of Nakhodka in southeast Russia.Intended for Siberian mining project, these truck units – each over fourteen meters in length, weighing 170 million tons – were transported on the 19,000 dwt AAL Dampier, on behalf of Freightplus. Built in 2011, AAL Dampier features a length of 149 meters and a width of 23.4 meters.“We were delighted … to have successfully completed the delivery of this important cargo ahead of schedule. The crane capacity of our S-Class fleet came into its own, giving Freightplus the assurance that each 170mt truck could be lifted, stowed and discharged at Nakhodka terminal without any reach issues,” Namir Khanbabi, Managing Director of AAL’s Tramp & Projects Division, commented.AAL said it has the sector’s youngest fleet of the new generation and “technologically advanced” multipurpose heavy lift vessels. The AAL Dampier is part of AAL’s owned 19,000 dwt ‘S-Class’ fleet, with each vessel featuring a combined lifting capacity of 700 million tons.“These highly versatile vessels are designed to load and transport all manner of industrial and commercial heavy-lift and dry bulk cargo to and from the busiest, or most remote, ports around the world,” according to AAL.Video Courtesy: AAL
Shirley Dorin, 86, said she and her husband had decades of frustration after allowing an oil well to be drilled on their property near Didsbury in central Alberta in 1970.There was constant flaring that lit up their house, she said, and she developed Parkinson’s disease.Production equipment was eventually removed a few years ago but the site, which has had several owners, still remains.“We didn’t know what it was like to have your life controlled by an oil company and we really didn’t know what we were in for, that’s for sure,” Dorin said. CALGARY, A.B. – A coalition of Alberta landowners, researchers and former regulators say it could cost as much as $70 billion to clean up more than 300,000 orphan oil and gas wells in Alberta.The Alberta Liabilities Disclosure Project released the numbers Monday in Calgary.“Fiscally and environmentally, this is a ticking time bomb,” lead researcher Regan Boychuk told a news conference. “We want it gone.”Her son, Mark, is president of Dorin Land and Oilfield Management and is a member of the coalition.“We can’t develop our land,” he said. “Albertans simply can’t afford to wait another four years for variable solutions as the mess continues to grow.” “They sit idle and they may look harmless, but they’re not. All wells leak eventually and that’s why it’s so important they are plugged and reclaimed properly.”Boychuk said it’s not too late to make well clean up a campaign issue before the April 16 provincial election.“This is the moment when politicians are the most receptive,” he said. “The day after the election is when politicians are the least receptive to public concern. That’s why we are making this data public today to try and influence this debate.”He said most political parties are talking about boosting Alberta’s resource sector but not about the environmental costs involved.“We can either spend money on drilling more wells or spend money on cleaning up.”Boychuk said about $200 million is being held by the Alberta government as a deposit to pay for the cleanup of unreclaimed wells. The problem gets worse once the additional costs of tailing ponds, mines and pipelines are included.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Light Horse Association (NPLHA) is holding their Annual Stacy Memorial Silent Auction Fundraiser.The NPLHA is a local not for profit, a member-run equestrian facility that’s goal is to promote skill in horsemanship, in both adults and juniors alike. The Silent Auction is in honour of member Stacy Michalski Ollenberger who passed away unexpectantly on November 4, 2015.The NPLHA shares that in Stacy’s quest of obtaining normalcy, she revived the Horse Show in 2012. Through her illness, she realized an appreciation of community and friends, therefore believing in paying it forward. In Stacy’s memory and to remind NPLHA members and the community of her commitment to the NPLHA a portion of the proceeds from the silent auction will be donated back into the community, to help a local school’s breakfast program this fall.The Auction has raised $5,904.51 of its $8,000.00 goal with new items being added to the silent auction daily. To view the Auction; CLICK HERE
New Delhi: Tax evasion is likely to get more difficult if not impossible with the entry of Big Data Analytics into the Income Tax (I-T) Department’s realm of tools to check tax evasion starting April 1. The Rs 1,000 crore programme named “Project Insight” would track social networking profiles of people and keep a tab on the expenditure patterns through the photographs and videos uploaded on social media. If the purchases and travel expenses are found to be disproportionate to the declared income of a person, the I-T officials would be informed of the mismatch and actions would follow. According to informed sources, the I-T Department has given the tax officials access to the software from March 15. “If you are travelling to a foreign country and posting pictures on social media, or buying a luxury car which is beyond your means as per your returns filed, the I-T Department can use Big Data to analyse them and check the mismatch between your earnings and spendings. The process can easily use the complete trail even for the new tax filer,” said people in the know of things. “The I-T Department can also prepare a master file containing all the details and key information about individuals and corporates,” they said. The main objective of the project is to catch the tax evaders and increase the number of people filing returns and paying taxes. The Insight Project will feature an integrated information management system, which will harness machine learning to help take the right step at the right time. The software would also collect web pages and documents that could be probed by the I-T Department. With the usage of Big Data Analytics, India is set to join a league of countries such as Belgium, Canada and Australia which already use Big Data to keep a check on tax evasion. Since the inception of the technology in Britain in 2010, the system has prevented the loss of around 4.1 billion pound (Rs 36,942 crore) in revenue. The software would ensure the overall scrutiny of all the returns filed and selection based on numerous small parameters from which the probability of tax evasion is likely to be nil, according to analysts.