Portmore observes Earthquake Awareness Week

first_imgRelatedPortmore observes Earthquake Awareness Week Portmore observes Earthquake Awareness Week EnvironmentJanuary 13, 2011 Advertisements RelatedPortmore observes Earthquake Awareness Weekcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Portmore Municipal Council, in observance of Earthquake Awareness Week, has planned presentations and drills at schools and other locations across the municipality. Slated for January 12 to 20, the activities seek to increase the awareness of residents to the hazards, the effects and actions which can be taken to mitigate the impact of earthquakes. They included presentations at the Gregory Park Primary School and the Greater Portmore Junior Centre and a drill at the Bridgeport Primary School on Wednesday, January 12. Others include a drill at the Portmore Missionary Preparatory School on Friday, January 14, a presentation and drill at Greater Portmore Primary School, Monday, January 17, and presentations at the Cumberland High School on Wednesday, January 19 and Acropolis Portmore, on Thursday, January 20. Earthquake Awareness Week is being observed January 9 to 15, under the theme, ‘When an Earthquake Strikes…Be Bold! Drop, Cover, Hold!’ RelatedPortmore observes Earthquake Awareness Weeklast_img read more

Comment / The first TOCcast: video interviews from Hamburg

first_img In the absence of a podcast this week, we present the first TOCcast – an intermittent series of video interviews we conducted at last year’s TOC Europe event in Hamburg. First up is Ralf Neise, the vastly experienced former head of global logistics for British American Tobacco, who discusses some of the challenges shippers are likely to face as the global container shipping alliances consolidate into three vessel-sharing groupings. By Gavin van Marle 24/03/2017last_img read more

Industry Veteran Josh Russell Named EVP of PROtential

first_imgWOODRIDGE, Ill. – Chicago-based strategic business consultancy and sports marketing agency PROtential has announced that Josh Russell will join the company as executive vice president, commencing with the company’s activities at the 2012 Daytona 500.   In his most recent position at Affinia Group, as director of sales and marketing for online, performance and racing for Raybestos Brake & Chassis, Russell was responsible for brand marketing, business  development and sales generation throughout the racing, online retail and performance enthusiast markets.                                                                         Russell’s primary role at PROtential will be to lead efforts on behalf of its Fortune 500 client, Smithfield Foods, in development and execution of the company’s at-track and in-store motorsports promotional program platforms – centered around its new sponsorship of the Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Smithfield Ford in 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup competition.   Russell also will spearhead business development for PROtential and oversee its involvement in a new Chicago-based consortium of automotive marketing specialist agencies called The Brand Speed Shop.   Before joining Affinia as VP of marketing in 2007, he served as director of marketing for Old World Industries in Northbrook, Ill., where he handled national brands such as PEAK Antifreeze and Mr. Clean. Earlier in his career, Russell also served as a vice president and account supervisor with BBDO Chicago.   “Josh brings a hard-to-find mix of extensive brand management experience, CPG marketing sensibility and strong reputation to our CPG, motorsports and automotive aftermarket client base and development initiatives,” said Eric De Bord, CEO and founder of PROtential. “We look forward to our company’s next chapter, as I know Josh’s senior leadership will have an immediate, positive impact on our clients’ businesses and also on our agency’s growth.”                                                                             AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more