ANN 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.
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Jamaican 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-Rjg
274 Views 3 comments Share LocalNewsPolitics UPDATE: Opposition urges amendment to proposed anti-terrorism law by: – June 20, 2018 (Press Release) Roseau, Dominica, June 20, 2018 – The United Workers Party is cautioning the Roosevelt Skerrit administration against using the necessity of anti-terrorism legislation as cover for the introduction of legal provisions to terrorize citizens exercising their constitutional right to dissent and protest against corrupt, incompetent government.On June 25th, 2018, the Skerrit administration will seek parliamentary approval for the Anti-Terrorism Bill 2018 which contains provisions excluding from the definition of “terrorist act” only those acts which “disrupt any service” and are “committed in pursuance of a demonstration, protest or stoppage of work”. Clearly, this exception is inadequate.We believe the Bill is in breach of fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in the Constitution and if passed into law can cause any law-abiding citizen who is a freedom fighter to be targeted, searched, detained, prosecuted and convicted as a terrorist. Indeed, anyone who stands against government policies could be deemed a terrorist and could face up to 25 years in jail.It is our view that the sophisticated and trans-border nature of terrorism, demands firm international cooperation and strong national capacity to deal with terrorist activity. But while we are committed to taking firm, comprehensive measures to protect the citizens of Dominica against terrorist activity we will without compromise continue to respect and promote the values enshrined in, and the rights and freedoms guaranteed by, the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica.For the avoidance of doubt, the United Workers Party does not oppose criminal prosecution and severe punishment of people who violate the law and commit acts of terror. However, we do oppose the broad definition of terrorism using deliberately vague and imprecise language intended to criminalize anti-government protests, demonstrations and the exercise of other civil liberties that do not disrupt services in our democracy for the benefit of dictatorial ruling party politicians. The ensuing authority flowing from that broad catch-all definition of terrorism, in the hands of tyrannical ruling party politicians and the judicial system they control, now looms menacingly as the single greatest threat to peace and security in Dominica.We need rule of law governance in Dominica. We do not need and therefore will not accept the creation of a legal system that authorizes the criminalization of dissent under the cover of fighting terrorism. In the public interest of protecting constitutional freedoms in Dominica, we demand a simple amendment to the proposed legislation that excludes in every respect and in every aspect political meetings, demonstrations, protests, industrial action, work stoppages and other forms of dissent in a democracy from the classification of “terrorist act”. Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet
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BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. Clare Saints’ Joshua Fontillas drives for an inside basket against the defense of Negrense Mark Yee of Marinerong Pilipino Skippers. PBA PHOTO “Obviously, mas may energy kami ngayon,especially on defense,” said coach Stevenson Tiu, as BRT Sumisip-St. Clareforced Marinerong Pilipino to commit 17 turnovers and turned it to 26 easypoints. The defeat, the Skippers’ first in theFoundation Cup, also spoiled the coronation of Cebuano guard Eluid Poligratesas Conference Most Valuable Player./PN Bacolodnon John Byron Villarias wasthe only double-digit scorer for Marinerong Pilipino with 11 markers as histeam was limited to a measly 30-percent from the field, including a 4-of-19clip from beyond the arc. Malian center Mohammed Pare registereda double-double of 12 points and 10 boards, and Jhaps Bautista chimed in 11markers. The Saints stretched the series to ado-or-die Game 3 on Monday at the Paco Arena. It set the tone early in the game witha 15-5 scoring start behind Collado as they led by as much as 24 points beforethwarting the attempted run by the Skippers in the second half. Jessie Collado provided veteranpresence for the Saints. He finished with 20 points and six rebounds onWednesday while Joshua Fontanilla added 14 markers. MANILA – BRT Sumisip Basilan-St. ClareSaints kept their title hopes alive in the 2019 PBA D-League Foundation CupFinals after a 74-60 Game 2 win over Marinerong Pilipino Skippers at the CunetaAstrodome in Pasay City. The Saints levelled the best-of-threechampionship series at 1-1.
Share RelatedMusic by the Bay slatedBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Family fun for the Laguna Madre area is scheduled Nov. 22 in this bayside community with Laguna Vista Live: Music by the Bay. The open-air event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. in the heart of the city, at Roloff Park…October 31, 2011In “News”Music by the Bay slated for Laguna VistaBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the Parade Family fun for the Laguna Madre area is scheduled Nov. 22 in this bayside community with Laguna Vista Live: Music by the Bay. The open-air event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. in the heart of the city at Roloff Park,…November 3, 2011In “South Padre Parade”Music by the Bay on tap SaturdaySpecial to the Parade Saturday, Nov. 12 is the day in which the Laguna Vista Live: Music by the Bay concert will be underway. As previously reported, the open-air event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. in the heart of the city at Roloff Park, off of FM…November 10, 2011In “South Padre Parade” PRESS Staff ReportThe City of Laguna Vista is set to offer an evening for all ages as the bayside community gathers for Music by the Bay on Saturday, Nov. 12.The outdoor event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at Roloff Park, right near the Laguna Madre Bay. The event is free and all are invited to join in the music. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for a more comfortable viewing.The rock ‘n roll band Point Blank, is scheduled to perform. The band delivers everything from blues and oldies to alternative rock, to outlaw and country, according to City Manager Rolando Vela, who encourages residents to participate.To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Nov. 10 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.