Stertil-Koni Promotes Hans Herrera To Service Manager

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementHeavy-duty vehicle lift manufacturer Stertil-Koni announced that Hans Herrera has been promoted to service manager. He previously served as a service technician, a position he held since 2015.In his new post, Herrera brings an extensive technical background, a keen eye for problem-solving and a strong, practical familiarity with hydraulics and vehicle lifts to his position.His new responsibilities include providing technical support, equipment troubleshooting, vehicle lift installation oversight and heavy-duty lift equipment training for Stertil-Koni distributors and their customers. In addition, Herrera will administer technical equipment training and development programs for Stertil-Koni distributors and service providers.Prior to Stertil-Koni, he worked in the automotive industry for more than five years and taught college-level automotive classes. He also has experience with budgets, payments and collections, having worked with the Office of Management Services for the Department of Agriculture.AdvertisementIn making the announcement, Kevin Hymers, Stertil-Koni Operations Manager, stated, “Hans is a talented professional with a broad range of technical and mechanical skills. Further, his heavy-duty lift product knowledge, combined with a proven track record of successful field operations, all adds up to a strong contributor to the ongoing growth at Stertil-Koni, our distributors and our customers.”last_img read more

Deep Casing Tools nets order from Statoil

first_imgDeep Casing Tools has announced the signing of a frame agreement with Statoil Petroleum AS.The company says that the contract covers the supply of Deep Casing Tools’ revolutionary drillable casing and liner reamer technology, including its high-speed, drillable reaming system, the Turbocaser™ Express, already deployed by Statoil. The agreement applies to the Norwegian Continental Shelf and has a contract life of two years with three option periods of two years each.Deep Casing Tools CEO Lance Davis said: “This very significant multi-year agreement cements the foundation of our Norwegian and North Sea business as we continue to build our track record.“The opportunity in Norway, as in other arenas, is to provide solutions to some key industry drivers: risk reduction when running tubulars to total depth, reducing flat time and trouble zone costs, and improving well bore conditions for cement placement and integrity.“In answer to growing industry demand, we have now supplied more than 200 tools globally.”[mappress mapid=”714″]last_img read more

30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

first_imgLONDON | Almost a third of the world is now fat, and no country has been able to curb obesity rates in the last three decades, according to a new global analysis.Researchers found more than 2 billion people worldwide are now overweight or obese. The highest rates were in the Middle East and North Africa, where nearly 60 percent of men and 65 percent of women are heavy. The U.S. has about 13 percent of the world’s fat population, a greater percentage than any other country. China and India combined have about 15 percent.In this file photo dated Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, an overweight person eats in London, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)“It’s pretty grim,” said Christopher Murray of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, who led the study. He and colleagues reviewed more than 1,700 studies covering 188 countries from 1980 to 2013. “When we realized that not a single country has had a significant decline in obesity, that tells you how hard a challenge this is.”Murray said there was a strong link between income and obesity; in developing countries, as people get richer, their waistlines also tend to start bulging. In many rich countries like the U.S. and Britain, the trend is reversed — though only slightly. Murray said scientists have noticed accompanying spikes in diabetes as obesity has risen and that rates of cancers linked to weight, like pancreatic cancer, are also rising.The new report was paid for by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and published online Thursday in the journal, Lancet.Last week, the World Health Organization established a high-level commission tasked with ending childhood obesity.“Our children are getting fatter,” Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO’s director-general, said bluntly during a speech at the agency’s annual meeting in Geneva. “Parts of the world are quite literally eating themselves to death.” Earlier this year, WHO said that no more than 5 percent of your daily calories should come from sugar.“Modernization has not been good for health,” said Syed Shah, an obesity expert at United Arab Emirates University, who found obesity rates have jumped five times in the last 20 years even in a handful of remote Himalayan villages in Pakistan. His research was presented this week at a conference in Bulgaria. “Years ago, people had to walk for hours if they wanted to make a phone call,” he said. “Now everyone has a cellphone.”Shah also said the villagers no longer have to rely on their own farms for food.“There are roads for (companies) to bring in their processed foods and the people don’t have to slaughter their own animals for meat and oil,” he said. “No one knew about Coke and Pepsi 20 years ago. Now it’s everywhere.”In Britain, the independent health watchdog issued new advice Wednesday recommending that heavy people be sent to free weight-loss classes to drop about 3 percent of their weight. It reasoned that losing just a few pounds improves health and is more realistic. About two in three adults in the U.K. are overweight, making it the fattest country in Western Europe.“This is not something where you can just wake up one morning and say, ‘I am going to lose 10 pounds,’” said Mike Kelly, the agency’s public health director, in a statement. “It takes resolve and it takes encouragement.”last_img read more