Affinia Group Realigns Corporate Finance Team, Announces Staff Additions

first_imgANN ARBOR, MI – Following last week’s news announcing a restructured marketing operation, today Affinia Group announced that it has added two new members to its corporate finance team and also realigned the duties of some existing corporate finance managers. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “This finance team, under the leadership of our CFO Thomas Madden, will assure that we stay on course to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and our investors,” said Terry McCormack, Affinia’s president and chief executive officer. “Our comprehensive restructuring program continues to move forward according to plan. As we achieve our immediate goals, we will continue to implement organizational change that will position us for success with our longer-range strategic initiatives.” The company has appointed David Shears to the position of director of internal audit, and Mark Trinske to the position of director of investor, public and government relations. Shears joins Affinia Group from Metaldyne Corp., a privately held auto parts manufacturer, where he served as director of internal audit services. At Affinia, he will be responsible for global internal auditing. Mark Trinske will be responsible for the flow of financial and strategic information to investors, press and public. Trinske will also provide a liaison to various governmental agencies. He was formerly with ProQuest Co., where he held the position of vice president, investor relations. Under the newly aligned corporate finance structure, Pat Flanagan has been promoted from corporate controller to chief accounting and financial compliance officer. In this expanded role, Flanagan will be responsible for, among other things, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Advertisement Walt Nevolis, formerly Affinia’s director of audit and compliance, has been named director, IT business office. Nevolis will be responsible for IT corporate compliance, corporate technology investments and will interface with IT providers. Nevolis will also serve as a financial analyst to the company’s business architecture group. Chuck Mendeljian, vice president of customer financial services, will join the finance department in the same capacity. Mendeljian’s extensive experience in the analysis and management of customer credit will result in closer integration within the finance department. “These changes greatly strengthen our audit, communications and compliance functions,” said Thomas Madden, Affinia Group’s chief financial officer. “With these additions and this realignment, our finance organization is well positioned to support our current growth as well as our long-range strategic initiatives.” For more information about Affinia, go to: http://www.affiniagroup.com.last_img read more

#Jamaicaelections: Jamaica Labour Party wins 2016 election

first_imgJamaican Labour Party leader Andrew Holness #Jamaicaelections: Jamaica Labour Party wins 33 of  63 constituency seatsOn Thursday evening, the Andrew Holness-led Jamaica Labor Party (JLP)  squeezed a tight victory over the Portia Simpson Miller-led People’s National Party (PNP), winning 33 seats to the PNP’s 30 in the Jamaican general elections this Thursday. The JLP won 51.7 percent of the votes and the PNP 48.3 percent, a margin of only 3.4 percent – the reverse of what most pollsters predicted.JLP also proved wrong the pundits’ claims that the party would lose if voter turnout was low. But, with a 52.69 percent turnout – the lowest ever in the country’s history – it was obvious the JLP garnered more support.Andrew Holness, leader of the opposition Jamaican Labour Party, shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote at a polling station Thursday in Kingston. (Gilbert Bellamy/Reuters)The results were surprising to the many South Floridians who hosted election watch parties Thursday evening. Speaking from an election watch party in Pembroke Pines, Hortense Prince said she kept close contact with both parties’ campaign, “and from all reports, the PNP seemed set to win at least 36 seats, and the elections. I am surprised, but offer my congratulations to the JLP and Andrew Holness.”The Jamaica Labor Part secured victory by winning 11 of 12 marginal seats. These seats included victory by Juliet Holness in the St. Andrew East Rural Constituency over Imani Duncan-Price. Holness will join her husband Andrew in the new Jamaican parliament. Duncan Price’s sister, Patricia Duncan Sutherland, also lost the marginal constituency of Clarendon South Eastern, which she was touted to win over veteran JLP MP Rudyard Spencer. Another closely watched marginal seat in St. Catherine W. Central was won by the JLP’s Dr. Christopher Tufton, who returns to parliament after losing his seat in St. Elizabeth in the 2011 general elections.Watch now: Wanna Bet? Betting company offers bets on who will win Jamaican electionsRegarding the PNP’s unexpected loss, James Sinclair of Coral Springs suggests that the “PNP was over confident and may not have paid attention to the ground work in the marginal constituencies as they said they would have. The people wanted to see and hear the PNP debate and answer tough questions. I think that would have inspired more people to turn out, including PNP supporters, who may have wanted more assurance from their leaders. I recall Trinidad and Tobago’s former Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar refused to debate her opponent in that countries general election and also lost.”Prince’s husband Granville said he’s pleased with the closeness of the results. “The PNP has a large parliamentary group, and should be an effective opposition. This is needed, because the PNP did a good job in stabilizing the economy, and the PNP must ensure that the new government build on this and not run the country into an untenable debt situation again. The PNP must also ensure that the JLP keeps its promises to ease the financial burdens on ordinary Jamaicans.”Most members of Portia Simpson Miller’s cabinet will also return to parliament. “This should allow the new Leader of the Opposition to appoint an effective shadow cabinet,” said Granville.Holness, 43, will be assuming his second term as prime minister, but this is the first time he has secured the mandate of Jamaican voters. He was elected by JLP parliamentarians to succeed former Prime Minister Bruce Golding in 2011, following Golding’s resignation in October that year. He served for less than three months, when he called and lost the general elections in December 2011. Most members in his Cabinet have also been reelected, including Edmund Bartlett, Audley Shaw, Daryl Vaz, Olivia “Babsy” Grange and Horace Chang. In leading the JLP to victory, Holness also answered his critics, who said he would be unable to lead the JLP to an election victory.Watch Jamaica Labour Party leader Andrew Holness deliver his victory speech:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWWSFML-Rjglast_img read more

Deal or No Deal: Will The Browns Sign Their Impending Free Agents?

first_img Brandon Urasek While a pharmacy major at Toledo by day, Brandon Urasek is now making his mark in the journalism scene specializing in fantasy football and all things Cleveland sports. A five time fantasy football league champ and two time runner-up in ten tries, Brandon strives to help people with their lineups each week in both personal and weekly fantasy leagues in addition to covering the other various Cleveland teams. Follow Brandon on twitter @burasek10 S Tashaun GipsonDEALThe Browns are void of talent on this team. They have to retain their best players. Gipson is the best player the Browns have set to hit free agency. Gipson was a Pro Bowler last year recording six interceptions in just six games. Injuries have hampered him a little bit over the last couple years, he played in eleven last year and thirteen this year. When you compare his numbers over the last few seasons with other top safeties like Jairus Byrd and Earl Thomas, they are almost identical. Previously when the Browns had a young Pro Bowl safety set to hit free agency, they let TJ Ward walk to sign Donte Whitner for more money. The Browns can’t make the same mistake this time. Gipson was not the reason why the pass defense has been so bad. He can only cover so much ground and the corners have to be able to cover their man.WR Travis BenjaminDEAL (IF THE PRICE IS RIGHT)Benjamin is a tricky signing if you ask me. The reason is he’s a one year wonder. Coming into this season, he only had 41 receptions in his previous three seasons. There have been some questions about his return ability with the amount of punts he has muffed especially in 2014. There are also the size and durability questions. At 5’10” 175 pounds he does not have the size you want from a receiver that can be durable taking some of the hits he might have to take going over the middle or down the field. Watching him this season, he was clearly the best receiver the Browns had. With the questions around Josh Gordon, the Browns need to have somebody next year at receiver. If they can get him around five maybe six million a year you do it. That would put him in the Golden Tate and Marques Colston type pay for comparison. If he starts demanding anything more than that you let him walk.OT Mitchell SchwartzNO DEALSchwartz has been good and bad over his time in Cleveland. There were questions going into the season whether he should move to guard because he does not have the ability to block some of the better pass rushers in the NFL. I think that concern was confirmed during this season. Schwartz has to rank towards the top five in the NFL in sacks allowed this season on a team that allowed the third most sacks in the NFL. He’s still better than most at run blocking, but on a team that averaged less than 100 yards a game who wanted to be a running team the Browns can look to draft or bring in somebody new who’s better adept. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsBrownsFree AgencyTerrelle PryorTravis Coonslast_img read more

Esports Stadium Arlington inks partnership with HyperX

first_imgRELATED: Esports Arena Oakland to close permanentlyThe partnership will ignite on July 11th with the Esports Stadium Arlington’s official reopening. Daily programming such as weekly community tournaments and recreational gaming will line the two weeks following the venue’s doors opening to the public. The daily events will additionally include promotions and HyperX product giveaways for attendees. Esports Stadium Arlington will resume operations in phases with “limited capacity, regular sanitization and stricter health policies.”Jonathon Oudthone, President of Esports Stadium Arlington, commented on the partnership in a release: “Holding the crown as the largest dedicated esports facility in North America comes with tremendous responsibility. It’s extremely important for us to partner with companies that can compliment the excellence and experience we provide to our players and fans. This is why we chose HyperX as the preferred peripherals partner for Esports Stadium Arlington. Their peripherals will allow us to hold true to our nature of offering the best in class products for our competitive and recreational gamers. We look forward to growing this relationship with HyperX.” 10 Sec ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppis NextStay ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppisNOW PLAYINGThis year in esports- Investments, sponsorships and deals in 2019NOW PLAYINGTEAMS wins The Clutch DigitalNOW PLAYINGHector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI Hall of Fame 2019 – #ESIHOFNOW PLAYINGMarcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGHeather ‘sapphiRe’ Garozzo – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI London 2019NOW PLAYINGThe best MMOs in 2020NOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch. RELATED: Panda Global collaborates on blue light eyewear with HyperXEsports Stadium Arlington has been home to premier industry events such as FACEIT’s now-defunct Counter-Strike: Global Offensive league ECS and the 2019 edition of the Esports Awards. In January, the venue signed on with the United States Marine Corps in a deal focused on high school and college students in the country.Kitty Nguyen, Esports Sponsorship Specialist at HyperX, added: “HyperX is excited to be the Peripherals Sponsor and providing quality HyperX peripherals to the fans at the Esports Stadium Arlington. HyperX welcomes being part of upcoming online tournaments and events that share a passion for gaming in a dedicated esports facility in Texas.”Esports Insider says: It’s great to see venues starting to open back up after a tumultuous spell brought on by the coronavirus outbreak. Esports Stadium Arlington’s partnership with HyperX and its planned promotions should prove an excellent strategy to welcome attendees back inside its halls after a considerable hiatus.Subscribe to ESI on YouTube Kingston Technology gaming brand HyperX has established a partnership with Esports Stadium Arlington to become the preferred peripheral sponsor of the venue.The deal will outfit Esports Stadium Arlington with HyperX peripherals including headsets, keyboard, mice, controller charging docks, and mousepads, as well as provide the venue with products specifically for fan giveaway opportunities.Photo credit: Esports Stadium Arlingtonlast_img read more

‘Zombieland’ stars back for sequel

first_imgPhoto by Robert Marquardt/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — After nearly a decade, Zombieland stars Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin are reuniting for the sequel, Zombieland 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The 2009 horror comedy road movie followed four strangers that meet on the road during a post-apocalyptic zombie outbreak. The sequel will reportedly find the group contending with newer, more evolved zombies, as well as new human survivors, as they deal with their own shaky relationships.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more