TN Politics: Will a new ADMK emerge without OPS?

first_imgThe issue of AIADMK chief ministerial candidate is now a popular one. But both sides are adamant that no internal party-related issue should be leaked. Beyond that, some of the ministers and executives are talking outside and increasing the buzz. In this situation, all the demands of O. Panneer Selvam are being rejected by the AIADMK.As a result, information is leaked that new incarnations are likely to emerge as the AIADMK without OPS or the AIADMK of Edappadi Palanisamy.It is well known in Tamil Nadu that after the death of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, Admk party split into two factions, the Sasikala faction and the OPS faction. Later OPS meditating at Amma coffin and then the political war began which is termed as dharmayutham against Sasikala for getting the CM Post.Meanwhile, Edappadi Palanisamy, a Mannargudi believer, was crowned as Sasikala would go to Jail in a case of embezzlement. After taking charge as the Chief Minister, The Edappadi Palanisamy team removed T.T.V.Dinakaran from the party and compromised with the OPS team. The OPS was given the responsibility of deputy chief minister and party leadership. Edappadi Palanisamy was given charge of the state administration (Chief minister) and co-leadership of the AIADMK. Made and amendment that there will be no General Secretary, a post which is the most powerful one as per admk party rulebook.Thus ended the Dharmayutham. But, something was still smoking inside and it began to start slightly as the assembly elections are yet to come. The issue, which started with the question of “who is the chief ministerial candidate”, has dragged the issue into the ring, including who is the AIADMK party leader.In this context, the main demand of O. Panneer Selvam is for revoking the post of General Secretary in admk. Similarly, he also asking to set up a steering committee is also a matter for the OPS. Party request.While postponing these two demands, Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy has come to the conclusion that it is not possible at present. But without informing this to OPS, postpones are happening. Also, the ministers who are the pillars of the Kongu region and their trusted commanders do not like this (accepting OPS requests). As a result, the demands of the OPS continue to be rejected. The steering committee wasn’t set up, the General Secretary post also won’t be considered as well.Through these rejections, Panneer Selvam’s may likely to move to anger or hatred. If such a situation arises, there will be a split within the party definitely. at the same time, If Sasikala’s release occurs by then, there is a chance that the AIADMK, may be led by Sasikala. yes, Edappadi has the plan of uniting with Sasikala again.It has been reported by Edappadi Palanisamy that, Sasikala would be the AIADMK general secretary while addressing the executive committee meeting. So keeping this in mind, Now OPS is likely to be isolated.Now we have a million-dollar question that, will the ADMK party functions without OPS in future? it seems. But who knows? Let the time to answer?last_img read more

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NASCAR TV Schedule: Week of Oct. 14-20

first_imgWhich channels have NASCAR programming this week? We answer that and give the weekly NASCAR television listings here in the NASCAR TV schedule.Note: All times are ET.MORE: How to find NBCSN | Get the NBC Sports App | How to find FS1 | Get FOX Sports AppMonday, Oct. 14Noon, IMSA Racing: Motul Petit Le Mans (re-air), NBCSN/NBC Sports App2 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega (LIVE; race will resume on Lap 58), NBCSN/NBC Sports App5 p.m., NASCAR America: Monday, NBCSN/NBC Sports App6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FS1/FOX Sports App6 p.m., NASCAR Racing: K&N Series: General Tire 125, NBCSN/NBC Sports AppTuesday, Oct. 152 p.m., Glory Road: Endurance Racing (re-air), NBCSN/NBC Sports App2:30 p.m. Glory Road: Stock Car Evolution (re-air), NBCSN/NBC Sports App6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FS1/FOX Sports AppWednesday, Oct. 165 p.m., NASCAR America: Motormouths, NBCSN/NBC Sports AppOn MRNNoon, NASCAR Coast to CoastThursday, Oct. 175 p.m., NASCAR America, NBCSN/NBC Sports App6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub, FS1/FOX Sports AppFriday, Oct. 183 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App4 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App5 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series final practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App6 p.m., Dale Jr. Download, NBCSN/NBC Sports App7 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, NBCSN/NBC Sports App8 p.m., NASCAR 120, NBCSN/NBC Sports AppOn MRN4 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice7 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practiceSaturday, Oct. 1912:30 p.m., Drivers & Dreams: Grassroots Racing in America (re-air), NBCSN/NBC Sports App1:30 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Qualifying, NBCSN/NBC Sports App2:30 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series Countdown to Green, NBC/NBC Sports App3 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway, NBC/NBC Sports AppOn MRN1:30 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Busch Pole Qualifying2:30 p.m., NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300Sunday, Oct. 2011:30 a.m., NASCAR Presents: Davey Lives On (re-air), FS1/FOX Sports AppNoon, NASCAR RaceDay: Kansas, FS1/FOX Sports App1 p.m., NASCAR America, NBC/NBC Sports App1:30 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Countdown to Green, NBC/NBC Sports App2:30, p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway, NBC/NBC Sports App6 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Post Race, NBCSN/NBC Sports App6:30 p.m., NASCAR Victory Lap, NBCSN/NBC Sports AppOn MRN1:30 p.m., Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400last_img read more

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4iiii Innovations named Official Powermeter Supplier to British Triathlon

first_img Related 4iiii Innovations has been named the Official Powermeter Supplier to British Triathlon. This agreement ‘signals 4iiii’s official expansion into the triathlete market’.As the national governing body for triathlon, duathlon and associated multi-sport in Great Britain, British Triathlon administers more than 1,000 triathlon events in England, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.“We are always striving for better ways to support our dedicated members in their triathlon journeys and so partnering with 4iiii is a fantastic move for British Triathlon,” said Andy Salmon, British Triathlon CEO.“The 4iiii mantra to be ‘Smarter, Faster, Safer’ resonates fully with our drive to achieve success, both at an elite and amateur level, and I look forward to seeing our membership community benefit from this relationship.”Under the partnership agreement, British Triathlon home nation members receive membership pricing on the 4iiii product family, which includes powermeters and heart rate monitors.“We’re proud to support British Triathlon athletes by providing accurate, reliable power data,” said Eric Gerstenbuhler, 4iiii Managing Director.“Whether competing in their first sprint triathlon or shooting for an Olympic qualifying spot, 4iiii powermeters will be the tool to help these triathletes achieve their goals. We are very much looking forward to partnering with the organisation and its members on innovations that will advance the sport.”www.4iiii.comwww.britishtriathlon.orgwww.pinpointce.co.uklast_img read more

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Plan for success in your annual strategic plan

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by. Bruce ClappTwo days in meetings in the board room of a local country club; a couple rounds of golf and some late night team building dinners – and all you have to show from your annual planning retreat is a pile of flip charts with a few great ideas but no plan for bringing them to fruition.  Sound familiar?Not all strategic planning is created equally.  The majority of companies find a mere 63 percent of the goals outlined in their strategic plan are achieved each year, leaving a great deal of opportunity on the table…let’s make sure your credit union does not do the same! I believe there are four specific questions that every successful strategic planning process must address and broadly share within the organization:Where are we now? A specific self-assessment with peer review and market evaluationWhere do we want to go?  Goal oriented approach with specific how much by when with whomHow are we going to get there?  Specific tactical process spelling out steps, hurdles and plansHow will we know when we have arrived?  Measurable, quantifiable, actionable milestonesHow can you pull the extra level of growth out of your strategic plan?  It is crucial that strategic planning become an ongoing process rather than an annual event combined with a golf outing or Board retreat.In times of economic turmoil, the companies that thrive are those that have an integrated plan. Successful companies know what they have to offer, know where they are going and have a definitive plan of how to get there that is embraced by all levels of the organization.  This sense of purpose and direction is not achieved haphazardly.  It comes from taking the time and putting in the work to develop a comprehensive strategic plan. continue reading »last_img read more

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Judge D’ Ambrosio honored by workers’ comp attorneys

first_img Judge D’ Ambrosio honored by workers’ comp attorneysOn September 19, 1996, a horrible tragedy occurred in the workers’ compensation community that many will never forget.An injured worker armed with a shotgun and a handgun burst into a workers’ compensation defense firm in West Palm Beach. Attorney Kennie Edwards was shot and killed at age 38 leaving behind his pregnant wife and 5-year-old son. The injured worker then shot and killed himself.Following this horrific event the workers’ compensation community established the Kennie Edwards Award presented annually to the workers’ compensation attorney who best exemplifies those professional qualities admired in Kennie — honesty, integrity, cordiality, good humor, high ethical standards, and advocacy tempered by a sense of humility.Judge Mary D’ Ambrosio was awarded the 2015 Kennie Edwards Award by the Workers’ Compensation Practice Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association. D’Ambrosio was appointed as a judge of compensation claims in Palm Beach County on February 26, 2001, and currently remains on the bench. She is active in the community participating in Justice Teaching in Palm Beach County as well as PACE Center for Girls in Palm Beach County. Judge D’ Ambrosio honored by workers’ comp attorneys April 15, 2015 Regular Newslast_img read more

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Playing Hard to Get May Get the Girl, Study Finds

first_imgMSN:With Valentine’s Day here, men who are looking to make a love connection on Internet dating sites should initially keep women guessing about just how interested they are, a new study suggests.Researchers at the University of Virginia and Harvard found that when college women first viewed the Facebook profiles of four male undergrads, they were most attracted to the men when they weren’t sure whether the men liked them a lot or just an average amount.Read the whole story: MSN More of our Members in the Media >last_img

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Cooper-Standard Automotive Names Glenn Dong to Vice President and Corporate Treasurer

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement NOVI, Mich. — Cooper-Standard Automotive recently named Glenn Dong to vice president and corporate treasurer, responsible for directing the management of the Global Treasury operations unit, including cash management, debt funding, foreign exchange and risk management. In this role, Dong — who brings extensive banking and capital markets experience — will report to Allen Campbell, chief financial officer for the company.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Glenn’s previous success in managing global automotive companies’ banking, credit and liquidity functions made him an ideal candidate for this position,” Campbell said. “We are pleased to welcome Glenn to the Cooper-Standard team and are confident he will be an integral part of our future success.” Prior to joining Cooper-Standard, Dong served as vice president and treasurer at International Automotive Components Group North America in Dearborn, Mich., where he was responsible for the company’s treasury activities. From 2000 to 2007, he served as corporate treasurer for Dura Automotive Systems in Rochester Hills, Mich. and, prior to this, served as assistant treasurer for Meritor Automotive in Troy, Mich. (now ArvinMeritor) at the corporate level for the North American and Asia Pacific regions.   Previously, he held positions of increasing responsibility at LucasVarity Light Vehicle Braking Systems (currently TRW Automotive) in Livonia, Mich. and Varity Corp. in Buffalo, N.Y. Dong earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College in New York and a master’s degree in business administration from St. John’s University Graduate School of Business in Queens, N.Y.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

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Fuselier: Mike’s Love

first_imgMike FuselierBy ROBERT FUSELIERLos AlamosSusie, Jenny, Bobby, and I would like to thank everyone for the thoughts, prayers, pictures, stories, food and visits that you’ve shared with us over the last few weeks as we’ve tried to deal with the loss of Mike, our son/brother.Until I’m ready to write again for this column, I thought I’d steal a few essays written by Mike. Here’s one from August 8, 2016.THINGS I LEARNED WHILE FALLING IN LOVE1. It is always worth it, even if it ends. The myriad feelings that envelop you while you are in love teach you immensely about yourself. These feelings are ineffable in words, but viscerally known in your soul. A life lived in their absence is a life without.2. Be honest about who you were, are, and wish to become. A partnership only works if both sides know what the other wants and strive to help one another achieve that. Be honest about how you feel with yourself and be open with those feelings. True honesty cannot exist when you are closed off. Openness comes at a cost of vulnerability, and vulnerability can be extremely uncomfortable. Until you become comfortable with being uncomfortable then you will continue to fall short of how deep your connection can become, and you will continue to fall short of all the places you can go in this lifetime.3. Never let them feel that the way they FEEL is not valid. Their feelings are part of their reality, and transitively part of yours. They are as tangible as the occurrences that caused them. Your job is not to understand their feelings, fix them, or try and feel them yourself. Your job is to acknowledge the struggle they are experiencing, be empathic towards them, and support them through them. Feelings are part of every human. We need to feel them deeply and fully. Only through this can we become aware and understand why these feelings exist. Maybe they’re right, maybe they’re wrong, but they are always valid.4. Love yourself. The good, the bad, all of it. Always.5. Stand up for yourself and what you need. Sometimes it can feel that asking something of your partner is going to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. This is especially true when they are experiencing their own challenges and struggles. But being in love is not about taking turns supporting each other, it is about supporting, and being supported, simultaneously. It may seem that adding one more thing to their life will make them feel resentment or anger towards you, and it might, but those feelings will be fleeting. The togetherness that is built through struggle will strengthen your relationship and will be what lasts.6. Find ways to show your love. Don’t let the words, “I Love You,” become an empty promise. Discover what your partner needs to grow and flourish in mind, body, and soul and strive towards actions to help them experience those things. I’m not talking about doing the dishes, or watering the plants, or walking the dogs. These things are helpful and kind but they are things that can make one’s life easier, but not better or more fulfilling; and these are not shared experiences. The point of love is to share it with someone. Continually find ways to share your love with them by doing things that nourish them and you will discover that it will be self-nourishing as well.7. Tell them that you love them, that you think they’re beautiful, that the way they live and love inspires you to become a better person. Whatever great and wonderful thought you have about them share it with them. Don’t wait for a better moment, because there isn’t one.So, there it is. These words are a summation of everything I have discovered being in love. I’m not sure if they will help anyone else out or not, but maybe they will.We grow as a society because of our shared experiences. I have learned a great deal about myself and life in the last few years, and one of the things that continues to stand out is that we are all in this together.We are a world community and what strengthens one of us strengthens all of us. Go out there and support, share, and love one another.Au revoir Facebook world, for now. I’m taking a hiatus (probably until November 8th). Take care of each other.last_img read more

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Minority report

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