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People / Changes at Dachser ASL: Tobias Burger and Ralph Riehl new regional MDs

first_imgBefore joining Dachser, Mr Riehl worked for Panalpina for over 30 years, holding management positions in France, Singapore, and the US. Most recently, he was senior vice president of sales, responsible for all DSV Panalpina sales in North and Latin America.  “We would like to thank Thomas Krüger and Guido Gries for their many years of dedicated work in the business, and we wish them all the best for their professional and personal future,” said Edoardo Podestà, chief operations officer ASL.   “Dr Tobias Burger and Ralph Riehl will provide new impetus for the sustainable and profitable development of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics in their regions through their optimal combination of in-house and external expertise.” By Gavin van Marle 16/02/2021 Dachser Air & Sea Logistics (ASL), the forwarding division of the German 3PL and road freight group, has confirmed news broken by Loadstar Premium this morning that it has reorganised senior management in its business units in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Americas regions.  Tobias Burger (pictured above) has been appointed managing director ASL EMEA, replacing Thomas Krüger, who has led the air and sea freight business in the region since 2016. Dr Burger is currently responsible for the strategic development of Air & Sea Logistics as deputy director ASL. Before moving to the air and sea freight business, the 43-year-old was head of corporate governance & CEO at Dachser.  Ralph Riehl (pictured below) has been appointed managing director of ASL Americas, replacing Guido Gries, who has led Dachser’s business in the region since 2012.   last_img read more

Traffic congestion heading for Hills thanks to new diamond interchange

first_imgTraffic congestion heading for Hills thanks to new diamond interchange Minister for Transport and Main Roads The Honourable Mark BaileyConstruction has started on the $30 million upgrade to the Gympie Arterial Road and Strathpine Road interchange at Bald Hills.Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the start of works is welcome news for local motorists.“These works will transform the current interchange into a diverging diamond interchange to help bust congestion, improve travel times and bolster safety through the area,” Mr Fletcher said.“Our $110 billion, 10-year infrastructure plan is continuing to deliver safer, more efficient journeys for Queenslanders – indeed for all Australians – while laying the foundations for the nation’s ongoing recovery from COVID-19.”Once complete, the interchange will see traffic on Strathpine Road switched to the other side of the road, removing the need to cross the path of oncoming cars or wait for a green light to turn right to get onto Gympie Arterial Road.Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the upgrade is an innovative solution to a notorious traffic bottleneck in the area.“Congestion busting projects like this not only mean less time spent in the car, but they create local jobs and work for businesses through the supply chain to support Queensland’s economic recovery,” Mr Bailey said.“Diverging diamond interchanges are an innovative design that have been used with great success internationally, and recently here in Queensland at the Caloundra Road interchange.“Diverging diamond interchanges are not only cheaper to construct, but they reduce residential impacts, as they require a smaller footprint compared to a traditional interchange design.”Federal Member for Petrie, the Hon Luke Howarth MP, said this is an example of both governments working together to create jobs and economic stimulus while delivering the road infrastructure Queenslanders need to get home sooner and safer.“This project is expected to support around 65 direct jobs over the life of the project – fantastic news at a time when maintaining jobs has never been more critical,” Mr Howarth said.“This is just the latest example of the pipeline of works we are delivering for Queenslanders.“Late last year we saw works get underway on a nearby upgrade to the jointly funded $163.3 million Deception Bay Road Interchange Upgrade project, as part of the game-changing $13 billion Bruce Highway Upgrade Program.”State Member for Sandgate Stirling Hinchliffe said the interchange upgrade was one of several projects being delivered on the northside thanks to the partnership between the State and Federal governments.“This interchange upgrade will mean traffic relief for the 20,000 people who use this road daily,” Mr Hinchliffe said.“We’ve got funding locked in for the Beams Road level crossing upgrade and planning on the jointly funded $125 million Linkfield Road interchange upgrade is also continuing.“There is plenty of work happening now and planned for the future, which means less congested roads for our communities and more jobs for our economy.”“This is a great project for the local area, particularly for Bald Hills locals who have to battle this intersection twice a day,” Member for Aspley Bart Mellish said.“It will mean locals can get home quicker and safer.”The upgrade is being delivered by Fulton Hogan, with construction expected to be completed in mid-2023, weather and construction conditions permitting.The Australian and Queensland governments have committed to jointly fund this project on a 50:50 basis to bust congestion and improve motorist safety. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Bald Hills, Bruce, Caloundra, communications, economic stimulus, Federal, federal government, Government, Gympie, infrastructure, Minister, pipeline, QLD, Queensland, Stirling, supply chain, Transportlast_img read more

Turkey will not change anti-terror law in return for visa-free travel

first_imgTurkey will not change its anti-terrorism law to win visa-free travel to the EU for Turkish citizens, its president said Friday, casting doubt on the refugee deal struck between Brussels and Ankara.“The EU says ‘you will change anti-terror law for visa,’” Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in a televised speech in Istanbul. “Pardon me but we are going our way and you can go yours.”The question now is how the EU reacts to this latest threat to its refugee deal, seen as essential in controlling the flow of migrants into Europe. With his comments, Erdoğan is effectively drawing a line in the sand. European officials always viewed the terror law as a stumbling block to the visa deal because it could limit the Turkish leader’s power to go after Kurds and critical media. As he exhibited with the firing of Turkey’s moderate prime minister this week, Erdoğan is in the process of tightening, not loosening, his authoritarian rule. If implemented, the legislation in question would make it difficult for him to use the police against his political enemiesThe European Commission declined to comment when contacted on Friday afternoon, but an EU official told POLITICO: “We agreed a deal with the Turkish government, we have the word of the Turkish government, we shall continue to work with the Turkish government.”On Wednesday the Commission recommended that the EU grant visa-free travel to Turks in exchange for assurances that Ankara would meet certain criteria, including improved security measures and civil rights protections, by the end of June.“Turkey has made impressive progress,” Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans said Wednesday, while adding that “there is still work to be done as a matter of urgency.”Commission officials, including Timmermans, have in recent days defended the refugee swap arrangement with Turkey, arguing that it would require Ankara to embrace substantial democratic reforms.That argument has also been crucial in trying to win over skeptical MEPs, whose approval is needed before the visa waiver can be enacted. The trouble is that Europe has already ceded considerable ground. The danger for the EU of backing down from its position on the terror law is that Erdoğan would come back with new demands.Vince Chadwick contributed to this report. Also On POLITICO Opinion Turkey power shift upends EU refugee deal By Sinan Ülgen Turkey’s ‘good cop’ is off the case By Craig Winneker and Matthew Karnitschnigcenter_img “Erdoğan is putting Europe to the test,” said Dutch Liberal MEP Sophie In’t Veld, a member of the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee, after the Turkish president’s speech Friday. “This ‘deal’ was shaky from the beginning, and now that Erdoğan is effectively pulling the plug, it is clear that outsourcing our problems does not work.”In’t Veld called for “a fully fledged EU asylum and immigration policy as soon as possible,” to avoid “[having] to jump through the hoops of autocratic leaders.”The Commission is unlikely to push ahead with the refugee deal in the face of Erdoğan’s defiance on the anti-terror law without Berlin’s approval. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has a lot riding on the success of the deal, a fact not lost on Erdoğan. Germany has taken in far fewer refugees since the deal was struck, and with the country undergoing a populist revival on the back of the refugee crisis, a resumption of the migration wave is the last thing Merkel wants.A collapse of the Turkey deal would inevitably renew the corrosive refugee debate in both Germany and Europe that exposed deep divisions within the EU last year.Analysts warned ever since the refugee deal was struck in March that Turkey’s power to control the number of refugees heading to Europe left the EU in a weak bargaining position.While the recent halt in the flow of refugees across the Aegean is good news for the EU, it also underscores the influence Erdoğan wields. In recent weeks, he has threatened to withdraw from the agreement if Europe doesn’t grant Turkey the visa waiver. The Turkish leader’s latest threat may also signal that he wants other concessions from Europe, officials speculate.last_img read more

April 15, 2008 On the Move

first_img On the Move Nancy J. Flint has joined Carlton Fields in Miami as of counsel in the firm’s intellectual property & technology practice group. Flint’s practice focuses on patent, trademark, and general commercial litigation, as well as patent and trademark prosecution, and client counseling. Loretta Comiskey O’Keeffe has become a partner with The law offices of Arnstein & Lehr in Tampa. O’Keeffe practices in the firm’s litigation department, where she concentrates her practice in the areas of premises liability and commercial litigation, including disputes regarding real estate, construction, corporations, contracts, insurance, and collections. Chris Schulte, Paul Weekley, Jody Valdes, Jessica Dareneau, and A.S. “Gus” Weekley, Jr., have formed the law firm of Weekley Schulte Valdes, L.L.C., in Tampa. The firm will concentrate in the areas of professional malpractice litigation, products liability litigation, premises liability litigation, casualty litigation, commercial litigation, and professional licensing and credentialing. Charles B. Jimerson has joined Tritt & Franson in Jacksonville as an associate. His practice will focus on construction law and litigation, creditor’s rights and collections, and commercial litigation. Paul M. Clermont III has joined Carlton Fields in Miami as an associate in the firm’s corporate, securities, and tax practice group. Clermont’s practice areas include international tax, domestic tax, tax controversy, and corporate law. James M. McNeel has joined Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison and Tate in San Antonio as a member of the firm’s estate planning and probate practice. Susan M. Frishman has joined Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate. Her practice focuses on regulatory and compliance matters in the firm’s insurance regulatory division. Lance Wright has been named a partner with Boehm, Brown, Fischer, Harwood, Kelly & Scheihing in Ocala. Wright practices in the areas of property and casualty insurance defense. D. Scott Baker has joined Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe in Orlando as an associate who will represent clients in the areas of land use, zoning, real estate transactions, and real property litigation. Melonie Bueno has joined Kubicki Draper as an associate in the litigation division at the West Palm Beach office. Bueno practices in the areas of personal injury, premises liability, and medical malpractice. Dennis Dean Smejkal has opened the Law Office of Dennis Dean Smejkal, located at 214 E. Lucerne Circle, Suite C, Orlando 32801. The mailing address is P.O. Box 6400, Orlando 32802-6400, telephone (407) 649-7746, fax (407) 649-7754, and the e-mail address is. Smejkal continues his workers’ compensation practice, representing injured workers. McGuireWoods LLP and Helms Mulliss & Wicker, PLLC have merged their practices into a law firm with nearly 900 lawyers and offices in 17 cities in the United States, Europe, and Central Asia. The combined firm will be known as McGuireWoods LLP. Jennifer A. Bowens, hereafter known as Jennifer A. Bowens Dickens, announces the formation of The Dickens Law Firm located at the Blackstone Building, 233 East Bay Street, Suite 1020, Jacksonville 32202. The firm’s practice is dedicated to handling family law, general civil litigation, and criminal defense matters. David H. Gold announces the opening of his law offices at 5295 Town Center Road., Ste. 300, Boca Raton 33486, telephone (561) 416-2882, fax (561) 416-2113; and 328 Minorca Avenue, First Floor, Coral Gables 33134, telephone (305) 567-2525, fax (305) 567-2525. He will continue to represent individuals and families suffering significant losses due to the negligence of others. Michelle Krone has transferred from the Ft. Lauderdale office of Kubicki Draper to the Ft. Myers office. Krone practices in the area of construction defect litigation and personal injury cases arising out of construction defects or construction accidents. Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe recently named Stephen B. Hatcher, Robert E. Mansbach, Jr., and Joanne M. Prescott to the positions of president, treasurer, and secretary, respectively. Hatcher focuses his practice in the areas of real estate transactions, business transactions, and planning for taxable estates. Mansbach handles matters in the areas of medical and legal malpractice, products liability, premises liability, personal injury defense, and construction litigation. Prescott practices in the areas of workers’ compensation and handles the firm’s work in the areas of federal employees’ compensation, maritime defense, and special disability trust funds. Leland E. Garvin recently opened the Garvin Law Firm in Ft. Lauderdale. The firm will concentrate in criminal defense and personal injury law. Garvin can be contacted at 888 SE 3rd Ave. Suite 400, Ft. Lauderdale 33316, telephone (954) 524-2424, fax (954) 524-2440, and e-mail [email protected] Nicole Ellis has joined Kubicki Draper as an associate in the Miami office. Ellis practices in the areas of products liability, general liability, and insurance defense. Tana Sachs Copple has joined J. Mark Maynor, P.A., in West Palm Beach as an associate. Her practice will focus primarily upon divorce, spousal support, domestic violence, child custody, visitation, and post dissolution matters. Marjorie S. Green has become managing attorney of Kinberg & Associates in Melbourne. Kinberg & Associates limits its practice to construction law, business law, real estate, and government contracts. The firm is located at 1290 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne 32935, phone (321) 259-1910, e- mail at. Steven Diebenow, formerly chief of staff for Mayor John Peyton of Jacksonville, has joined Rock Creek Capital, a private timberland and alternative asset investment manager, with holdings across the country and offices in New York City, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville. Diebenow will join the Jacksonville office at 501 Riverside Avenue, Suite 902, Jacksonville 32202 and can be reached at (904) 393-9020 or [email protected] Linda H. Socolow has joined Shutts & Bowen’s Ft. Lauderdale office in its land use practice group. Thompson, Sizemore & Gonzalez of Tampa announces a name change to Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez & Hearing. James M. Craig has joined the firm as a partner and Erin G. Jackson has become a partner in the firm. Ryan M. McCarthy has joined the Office of the Public Defender in Bartow and Bruce T. Carter II has joined the Sebring office. Irina J. Dosoretz and Robert S. Pippenger have joined Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick in Tampa as associates. Dosoretz is a member of the corporate practice group. Pippenger is a patent attorney. Tom Wells has started his own firm as Thomas O. Wells, P.A., located at 540 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables 33134, telephone (305) 444-0016, fax (305) 444-0019 and e-mail. He will continue to provide tax, transactional, estate and wealth preservation planning services. Mitchell C. Fogel, Steven A. Belson, and Saara J. Pekale have announced the formation of Belson, Fogel & Pekale, LLP, a law firm with offices at 2500 Military Trail, Suite 200, Boca Raton 33431. Fogel and Pekale continue their practice in the areas of commercial and residential real estate transactions; business start-ups, sales and acquisitions; corporate law; lending and finance matters; leases; restaurants and hospitality transactions; and franchise, licenses and dealership matters. Belson’s practice focuses on estate planning, probate, asset protection, guardianship, and tax law. David Gobeo has joined Fisher & Phillips in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate. He will focus his practice on employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour claims. John Hogan, a partner in the Miami office of Holland & Knight, has been named co-chair of the firm’s national white collar defense team. Marc J. Soss has joined Cohen & Grigsby in Bonita Springs as a director in the estates and trusts group. His practice areas include estate and tax planning; probate trust and guardianship administration and litigation; corporate and commercial transactions; and IRS tax controversies. Avi S. Tryson has joined Hyman Spector & Mars in Miami as an associate in the representation of condominium and homeowner associations and real estate transactions. The Klein Law Group, P.L., has relocated its office to 800 Brickell Avenue, Penthouse One, Miami 33131. The phone number (305) 808-7300 and fax number (786) 513-2223 remain the same. Carly E. Howard has joined Smith Moore in Charlotte. Howard will focus her practice on estate planning and probate litigation. Jordan H. Kramer has become a name partner with Howze, Monaghan & Theriac, PLC and the firm will now be known as Howze, Monaghan, Theriac & Kramer, PLC. Kramer practices in the areas of employment law and criminal defense. Catherine B. Parks has been appointed senior attorney/ratings veterans service officer with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Baltimore, MD. Brian J. Cabrey has become a partner with Zisser, Robison, Brown, Nowlis & Maciejewski in Jacksonville and the firm will now be known as Zisser, Robison, Brown, Nowlis, Maciejewski & Cabrey. Cabrey focuses his practice in the areas of children’s civil rights, personal injury, products and premises liability, wrongful death, professional malpractice, negligence, and juvenile dependency. Steve Sonberg of Miami was elected managing partner of Holland & Knight during the firm’s annual meeting in Orlando, and began his five-year term April 15. Christina C. Pappas has joined The Matassini Law Firm, P.A., 2811 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 33609, telephone (813) 879-6227, fax(813)873-2209, and e-mail. Katzman Wasserman & Bennardini, P.A., has announced the name of the firm has been changed to Katzman, Wasserman, Bennardini & Rubinstein, to reflect the promotion of Craig A. Rubinstein to name partner. Michael S. Pasano, Stephen J. Bronis, Thomas J. Meeks, Walter Taché, and Paul A. Calli have joined Carlton Fields in Miami as shareholders. Pasano will focus his practice primarily on complex criminal and civil litigation in both federal and state court. Bronis will concentrate his practice on health care, complex business litigation and white collar, including financial fraud, business fraud, federal program fraud, healthcare fraud, securities fraud and regulatory fraud, and abuse cases. Meeks focuses his practice on complex business cases, including construction cases, trade secrets and intellectual property disputes, litigation of copyrights, complex commercial fraud and contract matters, and class actions. Taché focuses his practice on health care and complex civil litigation in federal and state courts. Calli will practice primarily white collar criminal defense. Melissa L. Archer has formed Archer Law Firm, P.A., with offices in Tampa and Ft. Myers. The firm will concentrate on areas of personal injury, family law, medical malpractice, and nursing home litigation. Archer is also a certified circuit court mediator and offers mediation services throughout Florida. She can be reached at (813) 835-5297 or (239) 278-5297 or at [email protected] Daniel I. Small has joined Holland & Knight’s litigation practice group as a partner. He will divide his time between the firm’s Miami and Boston offices. Small’s practice focuses on witness preparation, securities litigation, government and internal investigations, healthcare litigation, white-collar criminal law, and complex civil litigation. Scott M. Price has joined Akerman Senterfitt in Orlando as of counsel in the firm’s corporate practice. His practice is focused on commercial real estate acquisition and sales, commercial lending, real estate development, asset purchases, stock purchases, business entity formation, and commercial landlord/tenant issues. Anthony K. Goodman has joined the Accident Law Offices of Philip DeBerard in Stuart. Goodman practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. Hector Chichoni has joined the Miami office of Epstein Becker & Green. Chichoni’s practice focuses on U.S. and global immigration law, matters related to complex export controls, customs and global corporate compliance, and business transactions. April 15, 2008 On the Move April 15, 2008 On the Movelast_img read more