Continental Maritime of San Diego Recognized for Air Pollution Reduction Efforts

first_img Share this article Authorities View post tag: CMSD View post tag: Huntington Ingalls Industries Continental Maritime of San Diego Recognized for Air Pollution Reduction Effortscenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Continental Maritime of San Diego Recognized for Air Pollution Reduction Efforts November 13, 2015 Huntington Ingalls Industries, American military shipbuilding company announced, Nov. 12, that its Continental Maritime of San Diego subsidiary was awarded the Blue Sky Award by San Diego County’s Air Pollution Control District for its initiatives to reduce air pollution.The APCD annually recognizes one small, one medium and one large business or organization for their efforts in improving air quality. CMSD was nominated by the Industrial Environmental Association in the medium-sized business category.Dewey Youngerman, CMSD’s environmental health and safety manager, said:This year the Air Pollution Control District and the Industrial Environmental Association looked at CMSD’s 29 years of environmental history, millions of pounds of greenhouse gas reductions and our sustainability initiatives to make a public statement that we are doing the right things for the industry and the community.Earlier this year, CMSD purchased two point-of-use electric steam boilers that eliminate 84,000 pounds of greenhouse gases annually. Since 1986, the company has made equipment upgrades and pursued new sustainability initiatives to remove more than 13 million pounds of greenhouse gases each year.[mappress mapid=”17411″]Image: Huntington Ingalls Industrieslast_img read more

Andy Kelso on How Kinky Boots Changed His Life and What He’ll Miss

first_img In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are often asked to sit through an exit interview with HR about their time at the company. That concept doesn’t exist for Broadway performers, but we love checking in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Andy Kelso, who started as a featured performer and then moved on to the leading role of Charlie Price in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots, is leaving the show after a long road of (amazing!) life-changing events during the course of his run. The actor will play his final performance in the production on August 6. In his’s Exit Interview, Kelso reveals the highlights, milestones and cookies he adored during his five years with Kinky Boots.How did you feel when you first got this job? How do you feel now that you’re leaving?I was so excited and proud when I got this job—both when I was first cast in the reading of the show, and when I found out I was taking over Charlie Price. The creative team is FULL OUT, and I so desperately wanted to work with these people. Now that I am leaving, I am so happy to have learned from them and be able to call them my friends. Leaving is bittersweet. I am looking forward to new adventures and spending time with my family, but this role has been so fulfilling and this company is simply the best. I will miss them all.What are three words you would use to describe your experience? Completely life-changing.What was the easiest thing about this job? Because it’s on the other side of Eighth Ave, we don’t have to walk through Times Square to get to work! #winningWhat was the hardest thing? The amount of energy this role takes—both onstage and off. Also, the theater’s proximity to Schmackary’s.  What was the highlight of your time at this job? So many—both personally and professionally. Professionally, it was my first original Broadway cast, so all of the things that go with that: the cast recording, the opening night, the Tonys and getting to play Charlie. Personally, this show has seen three major milestones in my life: I got engaged on the stage, I got married about a year later, and my wife and I just had a beautiful baby boy. Pretty much the highlights have been EPIC.Which skills do you think are required for future job applicants? Endurance, leadership and humility. Also, juggling, tumbling and trapeze. What advice would you give to future employees in your job position?This role is so much fun! There are so many different things you get to do, and it never gets boring. I guess I would just say to have a blast, pace yourself and stay in the moment.How do you think you’ve grown?I am so proud of how far I have come vocally with this show.  In the out of town tryout in Chicago, I was stressing out as an understudy—the Charlie songs had changed so much throughout rehearsal and previews. They ended up being the very top/out of my range. I thought for sure I’d never be able to get through the show as Charlie—let alone be able to do it eight times a week. It took a ton of work, but I finally got there and have discovered so much about my voice and abilities along the way.Why are you leaving?Including readings, this show has been in my life for over five years. It will always hold a very special place in my heart, and I love being a part of it. But everything must come to and end, and I am ready to move on to other adventures…not the least of which is spending more time with my wife and newborn son.What will you miss the most?It’s not every day that a role like this comes along. I will certainly miss playing these scenes and singing these songs. But hands down, the thing I will miss the most is seeing this entire company day in and day out. And Schmackary’s. I will miss being so close to Schmackary’s.       Andy Kelso Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Andy Kelso(Photos: Bruce Glikas & Matthew Murphy)center_img Star Files View Comments Kinky Bootslast_img read more

IBIA reports 61 cases of suspicious betting during Q1 2020

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Related Articles Superbet highlights integrity commitment with IBIA membership July 9, 2020 IBIA: Australia has made no progress on safeguarding sports integrity   July 28, 2020 Share Submit Speel Verantwoord focuses on consumer channelisation with IBIA MoU June 2, 2020 The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has revealed that it had reported 61 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during Q1 2020.The figure marks a 36% increase on the number of cases reported during Q4 2019, and a 65% increase compared to the same period last year.Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, said: “The industry’s main focus is quite understandably on product availability and business viability in a particularly challenging period for the sector globally. That said, it is important to note that the vulnerability of sports and betting to corruption remains an ever-present danger to operator finances.“IBIA saw an increase in suspicious betting activity in the week leading to the global sports shutdown highlighting the opportunism of corrupters.“Whilst there has since been a relative lull, we fully expect the business threat to rise as sport is restored and betting product catalogues return to a level of normality. Indeed, it is clear that corrupters are still operating and seeking to exploit the current situation.“IBIA will continue to utilise its unique global monitoring platform to protect its members and sports from fraud during this difficult time; product integrity and consumer trust will be key to the sector’s recovery.”Europe accounted for the majority of Q1 2020 alerts, with 44%. This compared to 30% of alerts originating in Asia, 11% in Africa, 10% in South America and 5% in North America.Russia was responsible for the highest number of alerts reported, recording 11 instances of suspicious activity.Continuing long term trends, tennis generated 31 alerts, the highest of any sport. Meanwhile 18 cases were reported for football, 5 for basketball, 4 for table tennis and one each in volleyball, cricket and boxinglast_img read more