Truck Hero Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer, supplier and online retailer of accessories for pickup trucks, has announced the appointment of Marla Zwas as general counsel, reporting to the company’s President and CEO Bill Reminder.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“Marla brings a diverse range of experience to her role as general counsel, having managed a broad range of sophisticated legal work in both corporate settings and in private practice. Additionally, her experience within the automotive industry with both OEMs and suppliers will serve us well as Truck Hero continues its rapid growth in the automotive aftermarket organically and through potential strategic combinations,” said Reminder. “She is an important addition to our senior leadership team as we continue to position the company for our next stage of growth and we look forward to her future contributions.”Zwas joins Truck Hero with nearly 25 years of legal experience. Most recently, she was senior vice president and deputy general counsel of Flagstar Bancorp, a $14 billion NYSE-listed national bank and mortgage company, where she led the corporate and human resources legal functions. Prior to Flagstar, she served as senior counsel, corporate affairs for Chrysler Group (now FCA). During her tenure at Chrysler Group, she was lead securities attorney and primary adviser to the treasury and risk groups following the company’s emergence from bankruptcy. She initiated Chrysler Group’s public reporting with the SEC, and supported the company’s integration with Fiat. Zwas also brings automotive experience from Toyoda Gosei North America Corp., where she was general counsel for the Japanese supplier’s $1 billion U.S., Mexican and Canadian operations. Previously, she also worked in increasing capacities culminating with a post as associate general counsel at national homebuilder Pulte Homes (now PulteGroup).Advertisement“I am thrilled to join Bill and the Truck Hero team,” said Zwas. “I look forward to leveraging my experience within the automotive industry and with capital markets to help Truck Hero realize its full growth potential over the next several years.”Zwas graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science. She holds a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. She also serves on the national board of the Society for Corporate Governance, and is active in the Women’s In-House Counsel Leadership Institute.
Law Society president Simon DavisSource: Michael CrossBy uniting in solidarity the profession can show that human rights lawyers are not just some isolated group to be picked off by hostile authorities, Davis said. ‘You can be a human rights lawyer in any organisation – we are all human rights lawyers,’ the Clifford Chance partner said. The conference heard accounts of lawyers being threatened, imprisoned and murdered in countries as diverse as Turkey, Thailand and Venezuela. In the Philippines alone, 44 lawyers have been killed over the past three years, Erik Hammerstein, a commercial litigator who sites on the board of Netherlands group Lawyers for Lawyers said. Noting this year’s furore over the granting of legal aid to a solicitor acting for a fugitive from justice, Davis said that the battle to protect the independence of the legal profession also had to be fought at home. Confidence in the judiciary, along with other institutions, had fallen since the financial crash, Davis said. ’Judges are constantly undermined by the press of every hue and what has suffered has been the rule of law.’ However ‘times are absolutely changing’ – Law Society research shows that the public values the rule of law as much as the NHS, he said. Davis floated the idea of creating course materials on the rule of law for use by universities anywhere in the world. At the same session, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws (Helena Kennedy QC, director of the IBA’s Human Rights Institute, listed ways in which the international profession can support lawyers at risk. These include intervention letters and follow-ups, and sending observers to trials – ‘which isn’t cheap’. ‘We should always remember what independence means. The public are encouraged to think we are in cahoots with out clients so we have to get the public to understand.’She also warned lawyers to be alert to new ways of putting pressure on lawyers. While in the past lawyers might be charged with treason or conspiracy ‘now they are more subtle’, she said, deploying accusations such as tax evasion or money laundering. In such a climate, ‘Commercial lawyers are vulnerable too!’ Commercial lawyers can do their bit as ‘enthusiastic amateurs’ to help protect colleagues at risk and the rule of law in general around the world, the president of the Law Society told the global legal profession today. ‘We need to ensure we are capturing the imagination and influence of the enthusiastic amateur,’ Davis told a packed closing session of the International Bar Association’s annual conference discussing ways to address the persecution of lawyers and judges.
Share 112 Views 2 comments LocalNews Squatter houses demolished in Canefield East by: – May 30, 2014 Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Houses which were built by squatters in the Canefield East area have been demolished.On Friday, May 30, 2014 prisoners along with police officers demolished the structures as the squatters failed to comply with compliance notices.Earlier this month, chief physical planner Kelvin Rolle said in an interview with Dominica Vibes that twelve squatters were being served with notices to vacate the area within twenty-eight.The government through the Ministry of Housing had issued an announcement informing the squatters to vacate the area and demolish all structures erected by May 2, 2014.The squatters, however, claimed that they have no alternative housing accommodation.Housing Minister Reginald Austrie also warned last month that legal action will be taken against persons who refuse to obey the order.Mr Austrie, who described the squatting activities in Canefield East as illegal, said the government will not condone this practice.– / 5Dominica Vibes News
PCTEL is showing its CBRS antenna portfolio and 5G testing tools by appointment at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from 25-28 Feb, 2019.Click here to see everything RF’s MWC 2019 Coverage. At Mobile World Congress, PCTEL has introduced an expanded line of CBRS antennas and enhanced testing capabilities to accelerate the deployment of 5G networks. PCTEL’s HBflex and IBflex scanning receivers are trusted by tier-1 operators to test 5G networks on sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum worldwide. The HBflex was used to verify coverage on one of the world’s first live 5G mmWave networks. PCTEL’s new 5G Blind Scan feature simplifies testing and saves time by automatically detecting the network’s center frequency. PCTEL’s CBRS antennas support dense indoor and outdoor small cell deployments worldwide. New omnidirectional and directional panel antennas will provide optimized 4×4 MIMO performance to enable Gigabit LTE or 5G technologies using the same network infrastructure.
FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Emergency Services reported a large structure fire in progress near the end of Funny River Road earlier this afternoon. No additional information is available at this time, we will update this story when further details are released. No injuries were reported. Emergency crews are still on scene.
FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Lawmakers are preparing to return to Juneau next week for the Governor’s second special session, where they’re expected to pass new revenue measures, restructure the Permanent Fund, and may override some of the Governor’s budget vetoes. Speaker Chenault(R-Nikiski): “Right now I don’t know what will be accomplished. The Legislature and the Governor have been grappling over numerous tax revenue issues and as of yet there’s no concise movement to move forward. We will have meetings to determine, is there anything there that can get the support of the Legislature to move forward?” When we spoke last week, Nikiski’s Speaker of the House Mike Chenault wasn’t optimistic the Legislature will be able to find agreement with the Walker Administration’s objectives… Sen. Egan(D-Juneau): “We convene Monday at 11 and all kinds of things can happen, or not. A couple of scenarios: they can come in and they can immediately gavel out and do nothing. That doesn’t solve anything. The Governor will call them back. Or they can override the Governor’s vetoes and then go home, if they have the votes to override and go home. Or, some discussion is talking now about having hearings, called field hearings, committee meetings in Anchorage, Fairbanks, around the state.” Juneau Democratic Senator Dennis Egan anticipates that majority Republicans will control most of the action in the Upper House… The bulk of the initial work will be done in the Finance and Resources committees while other lawmakers wait for floor votes to be called. The Legislature convenes on Monday at 11.
KEYWORDS RELATED PHOTOS BISCHOFSHOFEN, AUSTRIA – Ryoyu Kobayashi fell short in the defense of his Four Hills Tournament title after finishing fourth overall in the famous weeklong ski jumping competition.Kobayashi landed jumps of 135.5 and 138.0 meters in the final large-hill event in Bischofshofen on Monday to earn an overall score of 1,096.0, 35.6 points behind the winner, Poland’s Dawid Kubacki. Ryoyu Kobayashi soars in the air during a training jump for the fourth stage of the Four Hills Tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria, on Monday. | AFP-JIJI GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Ryoyu Kobayashi, Four Hills Tournament “The wind was tricky on the first jump. The second was better than the first,” Kobayashi said. “The level (of competition at Four Hills) is high, as expected. Anyone can win.”Kubacki blew away the competition with final-day jumps of 143.0 and 140.5 and finished atop with 1,131.6 points. The reigning world champion picked up his first win of the season and won his first Four Hills title after landing on the podium in all four events.Norway’s Marius Lindvik took second and Germany’s Karl Geiger placed third. Daiki Ito finished ninth overall, while Yukiya Sato was 19th.After winning the opening event in Oberstdorf, Germany, on Dec. 29, Kobayashi placed fourth in the next round held on New Year’s Day in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.His hopes of a second straight title took a hit following a 14th-place finish in the Austrian city of Innsbruck on Saturday, leaving him fourth overall and trailing Kubacki by 13.7 points.Kobayashi won all four stages of the Four Hills Tournament last year and became just the third man in history to pull off a clean sweep. He claimed 13 wins in his breakout season and captured the overall World Cup title.“Looking back, I realize it wasn’t so easy,” he said.The 23-year-old remains in the lead in the overall World Cup standings with 644 points, followed by Geiger with 619 and Austria’s Stefan Kraft with 539.Over 68 editions of the Four Hills Tournament, only nine athletes have successfully defended their title. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
HyperX has expanded its partnership with esports entertainment company Allied Esports by entering a multi-year naming rights deal for its mobile esport arena.Formerly known as Esports Arena Drive, the portable gaming station will be known as the HyperX Esports Truck going forward. It will debut at CES 2019 in January.The HyperX Esports Truck is a 80-foot, 36-ton truck that unfolds to unveil a mobile arena used for gaming and competition. It included production facilities, a studio for casters, and social media centre, and a VIP lounge. It’s known as the younger sister of Big Betty, the gaming truck that was debuted at Gamescom in Europe in 2016.Daniel Kelley, Director of Corporate Marketing at HyperX discussed the move: “HyperX is pleased to continue our relationship with Allied Esports. Having the HyperX Esports Truck, and beyond, gives us even more opportunities to reach gamers at tournaments, festivals and sports events in 2019.”HyperX Esports TruckIn November, HyperX entered a partnership with Allied Esports and acquired the naming rights to its flagship venue, the Esports Arena Las Vegas in the Luxor Hotel & Casino. The deal includes co-branded experiences events, including activations with HyperX’s personalities, influencers, and competitors.Allied Esports launched an affiliate program for esports venues earlier this week. Titled the Allied Esports Property Network, the program gives members access to the company’s events and content platform, helping them launch esports-dedicated venues.Esports Insider says: The folks at Allied Esports have evidently been busy as of late, but yet the company doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Expanding its partnership with HyperX – one of the biggest peripheral companies in the industry – seems like a positive move and could well boost the profile of the truck. Just in time for CES 2019, too!Subscribe to ESI on YouTube
Last season’s Glo Premiership Goal King Nana Poku, has made his intentions for this season clear, saying, he will score more than the 16 goals he scored for the goal king crown to retain it.“I am back to repeat what I did last season, so defenders should beware. I will dribble them and score even more. None of them can stop me”. He told Asempa FM.The goal poacher caught the attention of Berekum Chelsea after his wonderful exploits with Berekum Arsenal last season, making the defending league champions sign him on a three year contract, but just before the start of this season, he left for Egyptian side Al Ittihad Al Sakandry.Efforts to play for Ittihad proved futile due to his ITC delay, but he is back to the country to play for Chelsea. Nana didn’t start last season with his former club but was able to bang in the goals for the crown and believes even though he is yet to kick a ball for the Berekum side, the goal king is his target.He also sees no team as a threat to Berekum Chelsea this season.
Fifa risks damaging world football by moving to less stringent regulation of players’ agents, English Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore said on Tuesday.Scudamore said the Premier League wanted to see greater central control of the middle men who represent players but was “swimming against the tide” because Fifa, world football’s governing body, was pursuing a more liberal approach.“I think in some ways they have decided that it’s too hard…on an international basis to regulate these things,” Scudamore told a British parliamentary committee.Fifa’s approach was to push the responsibility down to individual clubs and players for the behavior of the agents they employed, he added.“I don’t want to be disrespectful to players but that is probably not their core competence,” he said. “There is an abdication really which is not good for the game.”Scudamore told members of parliament the lengths to which the Premier League goes to check out the credentials of people buying into clubs in the lucrative 20-team league.“We go in, we basically ask for declarations as to who the directors are, who the owners are, who the ultimate beneficial owners are of any sort of trust arrangements,” he said.“We actually employ a business intelligence company, a covert business intelligence company, to go in at multiple levels within foreign jurisdictions and within our own jurisdictions.”