Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

first_imgSM North coach Ben Bartlett nominated Will Schneider for the award.Shawnee Mission North QB Schneider named 2016 Dylan Meier-Get Busy Livin’ Player of the Year. SM North senior Will Schneider has another honor for his trophy case. The Get Busy Livin’ Foundation and Kpreps.com announced this week that Schneider had been named the 2016 Dylan Meier-Get Busy Livin’ Player of the Year. The award is named after Dylan Meier, who played for Kansas State University after graduating from Pittsburg High School in 2002. Meier was killed in a hiking accident in Arkansas at the age of 26 in 2010. The award honors a football player who “not only has shown excellence on the field but also has demonstrated the values that Dylan embodied and Get Busy Livin’ strives to promote: adventure, fitness, curiosity and a daily zest for life experiences.” [Schneider named 2016 Dylan Meier-GBL Player of the Year — Kpreps.com]Shawnee Mission students named to All-Sunflower Bowling teams. A number of Shawnee Mission School District students have made this year’s All-Sunflower teams. The students are: Daniel Self, boys 1st team; Nichole Thomas, girls 1st team; Christian Peak, boys 2nd team; and Travis Wunderlin, boys 2nd team. SM Northwest’s Alaina Burris was named girls bowlers of the year, and SM South’s Kent Thompson was named boys coach of the year.Leawood administration says complaints have continued with trash service from WCA. The city of Leawood granted trash hauler WCA only a temporary extension of the permit the company needs to continue operating in the city after City Administrator Scott Lambers said residents had continued to complain about service issues. [Leawood — facing customer complaints — extends trash service contract only through June — Kansas City Star]last_img read more

Konrad and Schlatter take different paths, produce same results to lead

first_imgKonrad and Schlatter take different paths, produce same results to lead David McCoyMarch 20, 2006Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintOKLAHOMA CITY – Although four years older and almost twice his weight, Minnesota heavyweight wrestler Cole Konrad shares a special bond with 149-pound freshman Dustin Schlatter.They’re both national champions.And they made history last weekend at the NCAA Wrestling Championships – both individually and together.Now that this year’s second-place finish is history, coach J Robinson said he expects his champions to lead the Gophers to another strong title run next year.“Anytime you have national champions on a team, other guys aspire to be them,” Robinson said. “It’s a friendly competition. So it’s good having them back. You’ve got some leaders on your team.”Although they both won their first titles in the same year, they took very different roads to get there.Konrad might have gone unbeaten and beaten Oklahoma State’s Steve Mocco for the fourth time this year to capture the title, but it came after a year of immense frustration.Mocco beat Konrad three times last season, including a win in overtime in last year’s NCAA championship match.An exhibition win over Mocco at the National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Star Classic in their first meeting after last year’s final gave Konrad the means to wrestle such a strong season.“It really changed things because then it’s a confidence deal, all the sudden the door was open,” Robinson said. “And once it was open, I think he wrestled differently. Instead of worrying about Mocco, I think he wrestled more to win.”Konrad’s win in the finals was as tight as could be. Tied at two in the second tiebreaker, Konrad rode Mocco the entire 30-second period and then escaped to take a 3-2 lead. With 10 seconds left, Konrad sealed the win with a takedown.The win pushed Minnesota into second place in the team race. “It was in the back of my mind, but when I was out there I wasn’t thinking, ‘I have to win this for the team,’ ” Konrad said. “I had to win this to get some payback from last year, and I knew it would take care of the team, too.”With the win, Konrad completed the best season in Gophers history, finishing 41-0 on the year to join Marty Morgan (39-0, 1991) and Tim Hartung (39-0, 1999) as the only Minnesota wrestlers to finish a season unbeaten.Schlatter, on the other hand, didn’t have to wait long at all to experience success. After losing his only match 13 bouts into the season to Central Michigan’s Mark DiSalvo, the true freshman won 30 straight, capped off with the national championship win over Iowa’s Ty Eustice.Schlatter, who became the first freshman ever to win a title at Minnesota, said winning it all was his goal since before the season began.“I didn’t go around telling people I was going to be the national champ because, to be honest, I don’t think that many people would have really believed me,” Schlatter said. “But yeah, I definitely thought I could do it.”Schlatter took down Eustice halfway through the first period, then scored an escape in the third and added 1:15 of riding time to win the national championship 4-0.After the final second ticked away, Schlatter turned to the section of Minnesota fans and pointed.“My parents were up there,” Schlatter said. “Minnesota fans are great. I love them all; they are just a great bunch of people, and they support me, and I did it for them. A big part of it was for them.”And after a somewhat disappointing finish this year, Schlatter’s older brother C.P. said he expects those two leaders – as well as those who faltered – to make a strong push next season.Four All-Americans and nine starters return to the team that finished 20-1 during the dual meet season and won the Big Ten Championship.“We have only good things ahead,” C.P. Schlatter said. “We’ve got (two) returning champs, (and) us other three (returning) guys are going to be seeded pretty high at the beginning of the year. But we’ve got a long summer of training ahead so we can get it done.”last_img read more

CBRE Completes $14M Industrial Sale

first_imgCBRE completed the sale of an off-market industrial property located at 4707 E. Baseline Road in Phoenix. The property sold for $14 million.Mike Parker and Evan Koplan with CBRE’s Phoenix office negotiated the transaction on behalf of the seller, Dallas-based Dalfen America Corp. The buyer was Denver-based Industrial Property Trust.“This institutional buyer aggressively pursued the opportunity to secure a rare trophy asset that provided them with a functional, fundamentally sound property.” Parker said. “The building, which offers arterial street presence, is further complimented by a strong credit tenant under a new long term lease making this a strong addition to their growing Phoenix portfolio.”“(CBRE) is seeing significant demand from private and institutional investors for industrial investment opportunities, particularly for distribution facilities,” Koplan said. “Overall fundamentals for the Valley’s industrial sector remain very healthy – leasing activity is up, vacancy is down to just over 10 percent. 2016 will be another year of steady growth for the industrial market.”Built in 1996 and recently renovated, the 128,300 square-foot, single-tenant industrial property is fully leased to Independent Electric Supply Co. The California-based company is a subsidiary of Sonepar USA and operates in 16 electrical supply branches throughout California and Arizona. Independent Supply Co. employs more than 450 people and manages over one million square feet of warehouse space across the markets in which it operates.last_img read more

Jerry Reid is new Regional Sales Manager at Taylor-Wharton Cryogenics

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Lincoln opens Brazil automation facility

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Successful titanium welding with HFT’s Flexible Welding Enclosures

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Port of Indiana handles power plant cargoes

first_imgThe equipment is destined for the Indeck Niles Energy Center. The first shipment arrived onboard BBC Florida on June 29; the largest piece being shipped is a heat recovery steam generator, which weighs 613,000 pounds (268 tonnes) and measures 100 ft x 12 ft x 15 ft (30.5 m x 3.7 m x 4.6 m). “We have seen an uptick in large project cargo shipments this year for power plants and wind energy components, but the size and scope of this project makes it one of the largest shipments in our port’s 50-year history,” said port director Ian Hirt. The cargo is arriving on the vessels BBC Florida, Timgad, Freida, Calypso, BBC Mont Blanc, and BBC Greenland. Federal Marine Terminals (FMT), the port’s general cargo stevedore, will discharge the large project cargo from vessels and load the units onto 84-axle trucks. The cargo will then move to the port’s storage yard, before being transported by road to the natural gas power plant site in Niles. Construction at the power plant began in August 2019 and is expected to be in operation by March 2022. www.portsofindiana.com/burnsharbor/last_img read more

AI on the radar of top-100 financial directors

first_imgThe risk of lagging behind in adopting artificial intelligence has emerged as a concern among financial directors of top-100 firms, according to research published today. However more traditional concerns – led by pressure from clients to cut fees – are seen as the biggest challenge to profitablity.A survey of financial directors by legal information company Thomson Reuters found that 28% of respondents see falling behind their rivals in implementing artificial intelligence technology as ‘a significant risk to profitability’. The most frequently cited threats were ‘downward pressure from clients’ (46%) and ‘competition between law firms’ (39%).As a response to such pressures, 69% of the financial directors polled said they would be likely to cut unprofitable services over the coming year, up from 42% looking to make cuts five years ago.Other possible measures to improve profitability that may be taken over the next year include:56% would be likely to put more work through junior staff to improve profitability50% would use technology in more areas of their business as a means to cut costs47% would be likely to make lateral hires of senior teams from rival firmsMeanwhile 57% of finance directors predicted growth in intellectual property work in the next year, up from just 8% in last year’s survey. Areas of work expected to contract were led by commercial property and construction.last_img read more

Products & Technology in Brief

first_imgFollowing a request from a train operator, Nexans has developed an aluminium cable coated with fibreglass ribbon and sheathed in silicone rubber which meets fire safety resistance requirements for use in rolling stock while being lighter than copper cables, potentially saving 200 kg per passenger vehicle.DSB S-tog is installing foot pumps for the use of cyclists at 50 København suburban stations. Lewden:Palazzoli’s Alupres wall-mounted three-phase power outlets with watertight aluminium enclosures have been approved for use by London Underground. The Alupres sockets are designed for heavy-duty applications in tunnels and hazardous environments. Westermo has introduced two Viper compact and rugged power over ethernet switches designed to support on-train video, information displays and wi-fi access points. Faigle has launched topAdstrap, a hanging strap for standing passengers which incorporates an A6 format advertising window that can be turned through 45° and 90° to increase the field of view. Schaeffler and Freudenberg Simrit have jointly developed five different sizes of FAG tapered roller bearings with seals designed to last 1 million km for use on Singapore and Shanghai metro trains.last_img read more

Belgrano upgrading funded

first_imgARGENTINA: Regional development agency Fonplata has agreed to provide 59% of the US$60m cost of upgrading 80 km of the Belgrano network between Perico in Jujuy province and Pocitos in Salta. The remaining 41% is to be provided by local sources.Aiming to restore the rail link between northern Argentina and southern Bolivia, the project will include the rebuilding of seven bridges. Fonplata Executive President Juan Notaro said that developing the rail network was a priority to help grow the economy of northern Argentina and improve its participation in the international market. Formed by Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, Fonplata aims to support ‘harmonious and inclusive’ development within the River Plate basin, providing loans and grants to reduce socio-economic disparity.last_img read more