Vermont’s Fire Apparatus Magazine sold to PennWell

first_imgPennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced today that it has acquired Tunbridge, Vermont-based Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine and the website FireMagazine.com. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment, founded in 1996 in Tunbridge, Vermont by C. Peter and Kathryn Jorgensen under the company name Fire Apparatus, LLC, is widely recognized as the leading source of information about fire apparatus-related products. Published monthly for a North American readership of 35,000, Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment caters to fire chiefs, purchasing and finance committees, trustees, commissioners and other fire professionals who buy trucks, tools, turnout gear and firefighting equipment. They read Fire Apparatus and the monthly Fire Apparatus eNewsletter for news and insight to make well-informed buying decisions.Noting that PennWell is the undisputed leader in providing information for the fire service as publisher of Fire Engineering magazine and owner of the FDIC (Fire Department Instructors Conference) trade show, PennWell President and Chief Executive Officer Robert F. Biolchini said, “PennWell is pleased to expand our fire portfolio with this outstanding publication and website, which provides us a vertical extension focused on equipment and apparatus. Since 1996 Kathryn Jorgensen and her late husband Peter Jorgensen have built their company based on editorial excellence and a strong industry reputation. Fire Apparatus offers a perfect fit with PennWell as we celebrate our own centennial anniversary this year.”Fire Apparatus, LLC President Kathryn Jorgensen will assist with the transition and expressed her confidence in PennWell as the best home for the future growth of the publication and website. “My goal in selling Fire Apparatus was to find a publisher who would continue and strengthen the magazine that my husband founded. I am very pleased that PennWell, which has an excellent reputation in the fire service and in providing information to multiple global markets, will do that,” she said.PennWell will manage the business from its headquarters in Tulsa under Lyle Hoyt, senior vice president responsible for PennWell’s Dental and Fire Groups. Current Fire Apparatus publisher and sales manager Bob Kelly and editor-in-chief Lyn Bixby will continue in those roles under PennWell.In addition to Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment magazine and website, PennWell’s fire-related businesses include Fire Engineering, which has published continuously since 1877 as the leading training magazine for the fire service, along with the more recently launched FireEngineering.com and Fire Engineering University. Founded in 1928, PennWell’s FDIC is the oldest and largest firefighter training show in the world and is held annually for 26,000 attendees and 817 exhibitors occupying 352,000 net square feet at the Indianapolis Convention Center. PennWell is launching a new event, TAK-Response Conference and Exhibition, which will be held September 14’16, 2010 in San Jose, California to provide real-time, threat-based training for law enforcement, fire service, EMS/medical, emergency nursing, homeland security and other disaster professionals. As part of its international expansion, PennWell will hold its first Fire Engineering India Conference & Exhibition in May 2011 in New Delhi, India.PennWell’s dedication to the fire service led to the creation of the Fire Engineering Courage and Valor Foundation following the tragic terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001. This independent, tax-free foundation will exist in perpetuity to annually bestow the Courage and Valor medal and a cash award to the firefighter (or his family, if deceased) who has most exemplified Courage and Valor in a fire rescue. Since 2002 the Courage and Valor award has been presented annually at FDIC in Indianapolis.About PennWellCelebrating its centennial in 2010, PennWell Corporation is a privately held and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries in addition to fire and emergency services: Oil and gas, electric power generation and delivery, hydropower, renewable energy, water and wastewater treatment, waste management, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, nanotechnology, aerospace and avionics, LEDS and lighting, and dental.Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes over 130 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, websites, research and database services. In addition to PennWell’s headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; Houston, Texas; London, England; Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia, and Hong Kong, China. Source: PennWell Corporation On Friday August 20, 2010, 3:40 pmTULSA, Okla., Aug. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

Low crude prices prompt Teck Resources to write off C$910 million at Fort Hills oil sands operation

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources Ltd. swung to a net loss of C$891 million in the fourth quarter of 2019 from a year-ago net profit of C$433 million due to C$999 million in write-downs primarily related to the Fort Hills oil sands operation in Alberta.Teck said Feb. 20 that it declared a noncash impairment charge of C$910 million on Fort Hills amid lower market expectations for future oil prices. The company also booked write-downs of C$75 million on the Cardinal River coal mine, also in Alberta, due to low steelmaking coal prices and C$14 million on the Quebrada Blanca copper mine in Chile due to the short remaining life of the cathode operation.The company booked an EBITDA loss of C$755 million from positive EBITDA of C$1.15 billion a year ago. Revenues slipped to C$2.66 billion from C$3.25 billion.During the quarter, it reported lower output on a yearly basis for all products, with 6.7 million tonnes of steelmaking coal, 71,000 tonnes of copper, 149,000 tonnes of zinc in concentrate, 66,000 tonnes of refined zinc and 3.2 million barrels of bitumen.“We remain confident in the longer-term outlook for our major commodities, however, global economic uncertainty has had a significant negative effect on the prices for our products this year,” Teck said, adding that the new coronavirus outbreak may have a “material” impact on demand for its products and prices.For full-year 2019, Teck’s net profit slumped to C$339 million from C$3.11 billion as EBITDA plunged to C$2.48 billion from C$6.17 billion and revenues sagged to C$11.93 billion from C$12.56 billion.[Karl Decena]More ($): Teck in the red after nearly C$1B in impairment charges for Q4’19 Low crude prices prompt Teck Resources to write off C$910 million at Fort Hills oil sands operationlast_img read more

North Amityville Murder-suicide Under Investigation

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man allegedly killed his 32-year-old girlfriend and cut her daughter who tried to intervene before he committed suicide in their North Amityville home on Saturday night, Suffolk County police said.Officers responded to a 911 call reporting a man stabbing a woman at a house on North Drive where they found Virginia Vasquez and her boyfriend, Stephen Guillaume, 35, dead in the doorway of their home at 9:40 p.m.Vasquez’s 14-year-old daughter is undergoing surgery for a cut on the hand she suffered when she tried to help her mother. Vasquez’s 4-year-old son, who was also in the home at the time, was not harmed.Investigators learned that Guillaume began stabbing Vasquez after she told Guillaume that they were breaking up, police said.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to contact them at 631-852-6392.last_img read more

Visa joins Ohio-based Fintech71 to help accelerate payment innovation in the “Buckeye State”

first_imgVisa is excited to join the board of directors of Fintech71, an Ohio-based start-up accelerator focused on financial technology. Visa’s role in Fintech71 comes on the heels of Visa’s acquisition of CardinalCommerce earlier this year, a Mentor, Ohio-based digital commerce authentication company, with more than 174 professionals working in the state. The Ohio Venture Association recently recognized Cardinal as the 2016 “Venture of the Year.”Mark Nelsen, senior vice president of Risk and Authentication Products for Visa, will serve on the Fintech71 board. For Cardinal and by extension Visa, the Ohio-region continues to be a hub for collaboration and a hotbed for strong talent. The financial services category is already the second-largest private sector in Ohio and there are 200 universities graduating 170,000 students every year, making the state a great place for talent to live and work. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

10 Smart doorbells and locks to boost your home’s security » Gadget Flow

first_imgAugust Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt LockThe August Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt Lock is another great product on our list of smart doorbells and locks. This gadget connects right to your home network and lets you lock and unlock your door remotely, check door status, and give virtual guest keys. It even lets you see who’s coming and going. Level Touch Keyless Door LockLevel Touch keyless door Lock and a smartphone Rise Video door phone on an artistic backgroundBlurams Smart Video DoorbellThe Blurams Smart Video Doorbell has smart human recognition since it saves every face that appears at your door. Just register the faces in the app so that camera always knows who’s there. This gadget also lets you see what’s going on outside your door, even when you’re not there.Scout Video Doorbell Home AlarmThe Scout Video Doorbell Home Alarm is another great item on this list of smart doorbells and locks. Its camera gives you a half-circle field of view. Best of all, you can use it with either an analog or digital doorbell to keep an eye on your home. Now that’s a smart doorbell.Scout Video Doorbell Home AlarmScout Video Doorbell home alarm on an exterior wallSmart LocksWyze Lock Wireless Smart LockThe Wyze Lock Wireless Smart Lock lets you remotely lock and unlock your door from anywhere. It’s also easy to install. Once you’re connected to the Wyze app, you can manage your door from anywhere. Plus, the auto-unlock feature opens and closes the lock automatically when you walk up or away.Level Touch Keyless Door LockThe Level Touch Keyless Door lock lets you enter and exit your home easily. This home security device opens using only your finger or finger card. It also includes auto-lock technology that automatically locks your door after a predetermined delay, so you never have to worry about forgetting to lock up. You could go for a wire-free video doorbell that has a 180-degree angle, letting you see visitors from head to toe. And for a smart lock, there’s a keyless door lock that lets you enter with a fingerprint. How Back to the Future is that? Have a look at the gadgets on this list for some pretty cool ways to protect your home.Smart DoorbellsWyze Video DoorbellFirst up on our list of smart doorbells and locks is the Wyze Video Doorbell. This smart doorbell gives you a full view of visitors, and the 1080 full HD display provides improved video quality. Also, the two-way audio means you can talk to visitors when they near your door. Level Invisible Smart Lock Wyze Video Doorbell Level Invisible Smart Lock The Gadget Flow Daily Digest highlights and explores the latest intech trends to keep you informed. Want it straight to your inbox?Subscribe ➜ August Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt LockAugust Wi-Fi smart deadbolt lock on an open door – Advertisement – igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent Lockbox Rise Video Door PhoneThe Rise Video Door Phone is another great option on this roundup of smart doorbells and locks. This door phone has a minimalistic joystick interface that shows you everything at your doorstep. In fact, the screen even pops up when you speak with others. It’s a more intuitive way to interact and also lets you communicate via text.Rise Video Door Phone– Advertisement – August Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt Lock Level Touch Keyless Door Lock Level Touch Keyless Door Lock Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video DoorbellArlo Essential Wire-Free video doorbell on a door igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent Lockboxigloohome Smart Keybox 3 intelligent lockbox on a door Are you ready to have a more secure home with some of these smart doorbells and locks? Let us know your thoughts about these and any other home security gadgets you might have in the comments.Want more tech news, reviews, and guides from Gadget Flow? Follow us on Google News, Feedly, and Flipboard. If you’re using Flipboard, you should definitely check out our Curated Stories. We publish three new stories every day, so make sure to follow us to stay updated! Level Invisible Smart LockThe Level Invisible Smart Lock will let you stop worrying about whether you’ve forgotten your keys. This smart lock gives you a keyless entry to your home. Just connect this gadget to the app on your smartphone, and you can lock and unlock your door wherever you are. igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent Lockbox The Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell lets you see up to 180 degrees outside of your home. It also allows you to set your own detection zones to receive alerts only in areas that matter. What’s more, the built-in siren can be triggered automatically or manually when there’s an intruder on your property. Looking for some great ways to secure your home? Look no further than the products on today’s roundup, smart doorbells and locks to boost your home’s security. Keep reading to learn about some of the best ways to keep an eye on your front door and protect your possessions from thieves.Everyone wants a more secure home. And in 2020, it’s easier and more cost effective than ever with the variety of smart doorbells and locks out there. These gadgets have changed the game when it comes to home security since you can monitor them from anywhere in the world.Related: 14 Smart Alexa devices and gadgets for your home- Advertisement – August Wi-Fi Smart Deadbolt Lock Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent LockboxThe igloohome Smart Keybox 3 Intelligent Lockbox is an upgrade to the previous model. It has enough space to store house keys, key fobs, and access cards. Best of all, you can even give your keys to someone who doesn’t have the app. All you have to do is generate PINs on the go and send them via your favorite messenger service. Wyze Video Doorbell Wyze Video DoorbellWyze video doorbell next to a door Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell- Advertisement – Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters. Level Invisible Smart LockLevel Invisible smart lock on a closed doorlast_img read more

Shelf Drilling in Oslo IPO plan. Plans to use cash for rig fleet expansion

first_imgShelf Drilling on Monday said it planned to conduct an initial public offering (“IPO”) and a listing of its common shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange.Subject to receiving the relevant approvals from the Oslo Stock Exchange and favorable equity capital market conditions, the IPO is expected to be launched during June 2018, the company said.The offshore driller said it would use the net proceeds from the offering to finance the company’s fleet expansion, redemption of all or parts of the company’s preferred shares and for general corporate purposes.“The Company is in discussions with multiple parties for the potential purchase of one or two modern, premium jack-up rigs. These jack-up rigs are generally of comparable designs to one or more of the Company’s existing premium jack-up rigs,” Shelf Drilling said.Shelf Drillings specializes in shallow water offshore drilling, providing of equipment and services for the drilling, completion and workover of offshore oil and natural gas wells.The company said it would make further announcements relating to the IPO “in due course.”last_img read more

Oops! Politician’s family violence story fails the gender test (Aust)

first_imgThe Australian 30 March 2016Family First Comment: The truth can be awkward, can’t it.“Here we have a (female) Minister of Family Violence whose own story illustrates the truth about family violence — namely that most families with a history of violence include female as well as male perpetrators. ….(The Minister) seems determined to downplay the role of female violence and perpetuate many of the lies and distortions that dominate discussion of this issue in Australia. ….We’ll learn today whether the royal commission has been hoodwinked by the constant stream of lies and misinformation promoted in the current cultural dialogue, where the deliberate use of wrong statistics is used to promote men as the only villains. The reality is very different. More than 1700 articles in peer-reviewed journals conclude domestic violence is not a gender issue; both women and men are actively involved in most violence in the home; women often initiate violence, and it isn’t simply self-defence. Even though physical violence by women causes fewer injuries, it is by no means harmless, with women more likely to use weapons and men sustaining a third of the injuries from partner violence.”Daniel Andrews today responds to the report from Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence. The Victorian Premier will be joined by Australia’s first Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson, who exposed her own family’s violent history on the ABC’s Australian Story this week. Ironically, the program was a classic example of the misleading, distorted way the issue of domestic violence is being dealt with in this country. It’s hard to imagine a more striking illustration of our ¬society’s ¬determination to focus only on aggression by men and whitewash the role of women in family ¬violence.In graphic detail, Richardson revealed her family background at the hands of her violent father. Almost the entire program foc¬used on this chilling story: her brother hitting the floor “like a bag of spuds” after a punch from the drunken father, the family ¬living in fear of the man’s violent attacks. There was only the briefest mention of the other side of this story, the reason Richardson’s mother, Veronica Power, gave for her attraction to such an ¬aggressive man. “I thought beating was normal because my mother always beat me,” she said. That’s not all. She mentions in passing that her violent mother, who had five husbands, required her to “spend time” with a man who was her current partner’s son, a man 20 years older than Power, who was 14 at the time. He groomed her and took her virginity. So the violent grandmother sets up her teenage daughter to be groomed for sex by this much older man — a man with whom the grandmother apparently also shared an intimate relationship, and the man who ultimately -became Richardson’s father.How come this extraordinary story of the sexual exploitation of a daughter by her violent mother rates only the briefest mention in a program in which the father’s behaviour is examined in endless detail?Here we have a Minister of Family Violence whose own story illustrates the truth about family violence — namely that most families with a history of violence include female as well as male ¬perpetrators. As one of the ministers responsible for implementing changes in response to the royal commission’s recommendations, one might have thought Richardson’s family history would prompt more enlightened, less gender-biased consideration.That seems unlikely. Like almost all the major players in the domestic violence scene, Richardson seems determined to downplay the role of female violence and perpetuate many of the lies and distortions that dominate discussion of this issue in Australia.….We’ll learn today whether the royal commission has been hoodwinked by the constant stream of lies and misinformation promoted in the current cultural dialogue, where the deliberate use of wrong statistics is used to promote men as the only villains. The reality is very different.More than 1700 articles in peer-reviewed journals conclude domestic violence is not a gender issue; both women and men are actively involved in most violence in the home; women often initiate violence, and it isn’t simply self-defence. Even though physical violence by women causes fewer injuries, it is by no means harmless, with women more likely to use weapons and men sustaining a third of the injuries from partner violence.As Veronica Power could tell us, most children growing up in violent homes are cowering not just from their fathers, but their mothers as well — all available Australian data clearly shows women are the major abusers of children. The royal commission was ¬exposed to the truth about such matters by experts keen to correct some of the myths distorting the public debate.READ MORE: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/fiona-richardsons-story-fails-the-gender-test/news-story/62b2a1cb2a0ce510ee8cdfae09c7ef60last_img read more

Suspected Jackson County Bank Robber Arrested In Ohio

first_imgEvan Stewart. (Image: ISP)JACKSON COUNTY – A 22-year-old man suspected of robbing two banks last week in Jackson County is behind bars in a Cincinnati jail Thursday.Last Thursday,banks in Seymour and Crothersville were robbed one hour apart and authorities launched a search for the suspect.Investigators believe the suspect to be Evan Stewart, 22, of Shelbyville, who was arrested yesterday in Forest Park, Ohio.Stewart is accused of bank robberies that occurred in Forest Park and Clifton in late July, he is also the suspect in a pair of bank robberies in Louisville, Kentucky, and the two bank thefts that occurred in Jackson County last week.Police say formal charges of robbery are expected to be filed this week or next.Indiana State Police Detective Roger Drew commented, “The cooperation and sharing of information between the Indiana State Police, Seymour Police Department, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies in Ohio and Kentucky along with the tips investigators received from the public were key to solving these robberies.”last_img read more

Franklin County Chamber Launches New Website

first_imgBROOKVILLE, Ind. – The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website.With Brookville Lake featured as a backdrop on the webpage, the online portal offers community information, maps, job postings, local businesses and more.The site can be accessed at www.fcchamber.netlast_img

Greensburg Officer promoted to Captain

first_imgCaptain McCalvin is a graduate of Greensburg High School and attended Indiana State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree.“Captian Jarrod McCalvin has dedicated 18 years to the City of Greensburg and the Greensburg Police Department,” said Police Chief Brendan Bridges. “He has demonstrated professionalism throughout his career and will be a great asset at this new position as Captain of Administration.” Greensburg, IN—On May 4, Lt. Jarrod McCalvin was Promoted to Captain of Administration with the Greensburg Police Department. Captian McCalvin has been with the Greensburg Police Department since 2002. During his tenure at the Greensburg Police Department, Captain McCalvin has held the positions of Sergeant, Lieutenant, a member of GPD Tactical Team, Field Training Officer, and a School Resource Officer.last_img read more