Ruth Dawson

first_imgRuth Dawson, a dearly beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend, was called to be with the Lord on Monday, October 28, 2019, in Longview, Texas, following an extended illness.Ruth was born on February 3, 1923, to Ruby Pearl (Dobbs) Patin and Emile Gustav (Gus) Patin in Port Arthur, Texas.Following her graduation from Thomas Jefferson High School, Ruth was employed by Bell Telephone Company in Port Arthur as a switchboard operator. Her hobbies included gardening, sewing, cooking, baking, and camping.She enjoyed gathering with friends and family in Groves, as well as playing Scrabble and card games with her “new” friends at Buckner Westminster Place in Longview, where she lived for the last 14 years.She was an enthusiastic participant in a variety of Buckner activities, attending orchestra and opera productions, plays, ballet performances, and outings to local places of interest.Ruth is survived by one son, David Dawson, and wife Shela, of Mount Pleasant, TX; one daughter, Bonnie Horstmann, of San Diego, CA; grandson Brian Dawson, wife Katherine, and great-granddaughter, Isabella, of Dripping Springs, TX; grandson Kevin Dawson, wife Shelby, and great-grandchildren, Luke and Katie, of Hallsville, TX; one brother, John Patin, of Arlington, TX; one sister-in-law, Norma Dean, of Lake Jackson, TX; and several nieces and nephews. Next UpShe was a resident of Groves for over 70 years, before moving to Longview in September 2005 after Hurricane Rita.Ruth married the love of her life, Leland Bond (L.B.) Dawson, Jr. on October 27, 1945, and they were happily devoted to each other until L.B.’s passing in March 2008, fondly calling each other by their pet names, “Punkin” and “Lovie.”Ruth was a member of First Baptist Church of Groves for most of her life, where she served as a Sunday School teacher and was a long-time participant in Women’s Missionary Union (WMU).center_img A visitation for family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Levingston Funeral Home, 5601 39th Street, Groves, TX 77619, followed by a service to honor Ruth’s memory at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Joe Worley and Reverend Charles Miller officiating.Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park.last_img read more

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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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Highlights of the Week – Readers’ Choice

first_imgInvestigation Launched After Fatal Dredging AccidentThe body of Floris Heeren, a 23-year-old Belgian crew member of the “Juan Sebastian de Elcano”, who died after falling off his ship Monday, November 3rd, has been recovered and brought to a funeral parlor, reported the abs-cbnnews.Southampton Port Ready for GiantsAssociated British Ports’ Port of Southampton is ready to handle the biggest ships in the world today and long into the future after a £40 million dredging project.Boskalis Acquires Stake in FugroRoyal Boskalis Westminster N.V., a leading global maritime services company operating in the dredging and inland infra, and offshore energy sectors, has acquired a 14.8% stake in Fugro N.V.Official Start of the New Suez Canal ProjectHead of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Mohab Mamish and United Arab Emirates Minister of State Sultan Ahmed al-Gaber earlier this week gave the green light for the start of dredging works on the new Suez Canal project.Steel Cutting Ceremony for Dredger “Mahury”The steel cutting ceremony for the new project, the 1.840 m3 twin screw trailing suction hopper dredger “Mahury”, will take place at MTG Dolphin on 25th of November 2014.Dredging Today Stafflast_img read more

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Technip charters ‘Polar Onyx’ for Angola ops

first_imgGC Rieber Shipping has secured a time charter agreement with Technip Angola for the SURF vessel Polar Onyx. The vessel will conduct SURF and construction duties in Angola. The charter starts prompt and lasts for up to two months.GC Rieber noted that the charter is in direct continuation from the previous charter in UK sector where the vessel worked for the marine solutions and specialist engineering service provider James Fisher Marine Services.“This is an interesting contract for us where the operational capabilities of the vessel and her equipment get fully utilized. Technip’s strong presence in West Africa makes the contract strategically important to us, and we look forward to cooperating with them also in this region,” says CEO Irene Waage Basili.The SX121 designed offshore construction vessel Polar Onyx was delivered in March 2014 from Ulstein Verft. The vessel is designed to operate in the SURF/Construction/IRM markets, with high capacity for flexible pipe loads.last_img read more

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CG/LA names top 100 infrastructure projects

first_imgMany of these projects represent key opportunities for logistics suppliers or project cargo operators as well as heavy lift providers to make bids for vital contracts.The list, published on the firm’s website, names the leading sectors as: water/wastewater, airports, surface transportation, ports and logistics, new infrastructure/renewable generation, urban mass transit, oil and gas, electricity generation and transmission, high speed rail and strategic projects.In 2009, the leading sectors were underwritten by five-year economic expansion powered by the ports and logistics, and energy generation sectors as governments worldwide released funds to stave off economic catastrophe. This year’s focus will switch to projects focusing on water/wastewater, new infrastructure/renewable generation, and high speed rail and urban mass transit projects, says CG/LA Infrastructure.CG/LA’s team spends nine months each year identifying the top 100 global projects, and then brings those projects together for presentations and discussions with world-class experts in finance, engineering/construction, equipment and technology and public policy to ensure that the best projects go forward as rapidly as possible.Working to the Top 100 Global Project list, the leadership forum focuses on infrastructure hotspots, particularly the USD170 billion in projects from the BRIC countries – Brazil (USD34.8 billion); Russia (USD21.7 billion); India (USD34.5 billion); and China (USD72.8 billion). In terms of regional representation: North America (primarily the US) makes up USD89.2 billion; the Middle East totals USD100.9 billion; Asia (excluding China and India) is USD76.9 billion; Latin America (excluding Brazil) makes up USD29.5 billion; and Africa adds an additional USD32.2 billion.last_img read more

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Quectel Introduces Industry’s First AT&T Certified LPWA Module

first_imgQuectel Wireless Solutions, a supplier of IoT modules has announced that AT&T has certified their new-generation LPWA module, the BG95-M3 for operation on it’s LTE-M and NB-IoT networks. Being the industry’s first cellular module based on the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem that has earned AT&T’s approval, the BG95-M3 will enable OEMs to immediately deploy a diverse range of IoT devices across North America. This will enable a wide variety of applications such as asset trackers, smart meters, smart city sensors as well as wearable trackers.Targeting global markets, the BG95-M3 module is a highly-integrated variant supporting Cat M1, Cat NB2, EGPRS and integrated GNSS. Compared to its predecessor, the module complies with 3GPP Release 14 and delivers enhanced capabilities in power consumption, data rates, VoLTE, GNSS as well as hardware-based security.With its ultra-low power consumption and many enhanced features, the BG95-M3 module will further enrich the IoT verticals that require low-power, wide-area connectivity with cost efficiency. Besides the BG95-M3, Quectel’s BG95 family offers multiple variants for different regions and applications, which include the BG95-M1/M2/N1/M4/M5/MF. These modules follow the same certification path, have the same footprint and can replace each other without the need to change application designs.The BG95-M3 module has also obtained worldwide regulatory and conformance certificates including FCC, IC, CE(RED), RCM, GCF and PTCRB, and will commence mass production in January 2020.last_img read more

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Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott says he felt ‘a little rusty’ in first game back from holdout

first_imgDallas quarterback Dak Prescott completed 25 of his 32 passes for 405 yards with four touchdowns in the win. Make that 4 TD passes for @Dak! #NYGvsDAL pic.twitter.com/XpMFUqqYEd— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 8, 2019The Cowboys are set to face the Redskins on the road in Week 2. “Obviously, I was a little rusty,” Elliott said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I didn’t play the best game. I have a lot I can improve on. But that’s going to take time, and it’s about getting more reps and being out there longer.” Related News Titans’ Delanie Walker: Browns are ‘who we thought they were’ Elliott split carries with Tony Pollard ⁠— they each received 13 ⁠— and finished with 53 yards on the ground in Dallas’ 35-17 victory. He scored his first touchdown of the season on a 10-yard run in the third quarter. It’s time to feast 🍽@EzekielElliott scores his first TD of the season! #NYGvsDAL pic.twitter.com/Md6YYz1Cvn— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 8, 2019“I thought Zeke did a good job,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said after the game. “Obviously, he missed a lot of time in training camp and practiced just three days this past week, so we wanted to be mindful of how many reps we gave him in the game. I thought we did a pretty good job of that. He ended up being in a couple of longer drives in the first half, so I think he got up over 35 snaps in the game. But it seemed like he handled it well.”It looked like he ran the way Zeke runs. I know over time, when he practices a little bit more and gets a little more game experience, he’ll get more comfortable. But he’s a really good football player, and it’s good to have him back.” Ezekiel Elliott doesn’t think he had his best performance Sunday. The 24-year-old star was back in the Cowboys’ backfield in their Week 1 win over the Giants after holding out for the entire preseason. Elliott, who signed a six-year, $90 million extension last week, was asked to evaluate his play against New York during a postgame press conference.  Baker Mayfield confident Browns ‘are going to bounce back’ after loss to Titans Dolphins deny report players have requested trades after blowout Week 1 loss to Ravenslast_img read more

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