Honda Manufacturing of Indiana names new president

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) announced that Isao Matsuzaki is the company’s new president, effective April 1, 2018. As president, Matsuzaki is responsible for overall operations at HMIN.Matsuzaki most recently served in the production operation division at the Honda Motor Company, Ltd., Saitama Factory in Japan. He has been with Honda for 31 years, starting his career as an engineer at the Suzuka Factory, also in Japan. Matsuzaki’s career with Honda includes several assignments at Honda Automobile Thailand Manufacturing and in body plant and production planning.Matsuzaki replaces Bob Nelson as president. Nelson will move to Honda of America Manufacturing (HAM) in Ohio, as senior vice president and regional division manager of the North America E-Planning Division. Nelson joined HMIN as president in 2013.During Nelson’s tenure as president at HMIN, the Greensburg plant launched the new model Civic Sedan and CR-V, the first SUV built at the plant since it began production in 2008. Civic and CR-V are Honda’s two best-selling vehicles.last_img read more

UEFA Delegation to Visit B&H Football Association

first_imgTechnical Director of UEFA Ioan Lupescu and Head of Department for Football Development Jean-Francois Domergue will visit today the B&H Football Association.Lupescu and Domergue will visit the training center in Zenica and will have a meeting with the Technical Director of B&H Football Association Denijal Pirić, with the Director of the Sector for competition and events management Elmir Pilav and with the Coordinator of Youth Selection Murat Jaha.The goal of this visit is to analyze the needs of the Association before starting a new program for the development of the elite young players through the creation of football academies.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

49ers pregame: Matt Breida, Alfred Morris playing vs. Chargers

first_imgCARSON — Running backs Matt Breida and Alfred Morris are active and won’t miss the 49ers game today because of knee injuries.Breida was limited Wednesday and Friday in practice, having hyperextended his right knee in the first half of last Sunday’s loss at Kansas City but returned after halftime and finished with 90 yards to retain a share of the NFL rushing lead.Morris also sustained a right-knee injury at Kansas City, and it limited him in practice Thursday and Friday.— The 49ers are not …last_img read more

Understudy Firmino can still star for Brazil

first_imgRoberto Firmino Understudy Firmino can still play leading role for Brazil Raisa Simplicio & Rupert Fryer Last updated 1 year ago 23:40 2/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Roberto Firmino Tite Brazil 06102016 Getty Brazil Liverpool World Cup The Liverpool man is in the form of his life and, despite remaining behind Gabriel Jesus in the pecking order, could have a big impact at Russia 2018 It came as no surprise last week when Brazil coach Tite revealed that Roberto Firmino had already guaranteed his place at this year’s World Cup.The 26-year-old may not be first-choice for his country, but this season he’s taking centre stage like never before.AdChoices广告All things being equal, the Liverpool star will see his playing time in Russia limited, with Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus never having relinquished his hold on the no.9 jersey since his September 2016 debut. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player READ MORE: EXCLUSIVE: BGT meets Willian  | Tite confirms 15 players for WC  | EXCLUSIVE: BGT meets Renato Augusto Firmino, however, is in form of his life and the Reds forward is proving himself more than a capable understudy.His glittering form has spearheaded Jurgen Klopp’s rampant attacking forward line and has already seen him achieve his best-ever goal return for a single season. With more than three months still to go in the current campaign, Firmino has already hit 20 goals and bagged nine assists in 40 appearances this season – among his international colleagues, that leaves him second only to Neymar’s quite ludicrous haul of 27 goals and 16 assists in 27 games for PSG.Roberto Firmino Gabriel Jesus Brazil 09112026Gabriel Jesus, who has yet to kick a ball this year, has 10 goals in 26 games for Manchester City. Firmino’s total of 0.5 goals per game currently dwarfs Gabriel’s 0.38.He stands way clear of his compatriot in terms of laying on goals for others and has created more than double the amount of chances for his team-mates.”What a player! What can I say?” asked Liverpool coach Klopp. “If he loses the ball, he fights for it back. If he loses it again, he fights for it.”And the player himself admits he is enjoying a purple patch like never before.“I’m in magical form at Liverpool right now and my numbers speak for themselves,” he said. “My aim being to keep doing the best for my team and consequently keep myself on Tite’s radar.”Roberto FirminoHe’s certainly done that. Firmino’s ability to lead his side’s high press will also have impressed Tite, who has moved his entire team much higher up the pitch since his arrival and asks his Brazil side to win the ball back upfield much more regularly than they have done in previous years.His tendency to drop from his centre-forward position to leave space for runners around him to exploit has also not gone unnoticed by Tite.Perhaps the biggest obstacle facing the current boss when he took charge two years ago was finding a system to get the best out of his talented forwards, who had become isolated from the rest of the team under the previous coach and faced heavy criticism of their ‘Neymardependencia’.Key to ending their reliance on Neymar was opening up the space between the lines, however, and Gabriel Jesus’ pace and propensity to run in behind has seen opposition defences retreat drastically. Attacking full-backs and a more expansive central midfield have helped exploit that, leaving the Selecao frequently playing the majority of their matches in the opposition’s half of the field.That, however, has led to Brazil constantly facing a ‘low block’, and fighting to break down deep-lying teams.”We need to work on the offensive side of our game to perfect some of our attacking moves,” Tite told Globo earlier this month. “We need to create more space if we want to open up a defensive line of five.”Firmino may well be key to their success in that regard. His movement and interplay could help unlock stubborn defences who refuse to allow Brazil the space to hit them hard and fast on the break.The Liverpool star looks likely to have to settle for a place in the supporting cast for Brazil in June no matter how many goals he scores in the interim, but he could yet have a starring role.last_img read more

11 days agoLeicester midfielder Dennis Praet delighted with Belgium debut

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester midfielder Dennis Praet delighted with Belgium debutby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City midfielder Dennis Praet was delighted to make his Belgium debut.Making his fifth appearance but his first start for the Red Devils, Praet delivered a perfect cross to set up Michy Batshuayi for Belgium’s first goal in their 2-0 win in Kazakhstan on Sunday.“It’s been a lot of years since we played on synthetic pitch, it was not easy, but it’s football, we have to win on this kind of terrain,” said Praet.“I had a good match, like the whole team I think. I’m happy with my assist but even more with the three points. We have to continue like this to get the most points.“My personal goal is to be at Euro 2020. I hope I have convinced the coach.”We could have scored even more. All in all, it was still good. You have to take the playing time with both hands. It will not be easy to be in the selection for the European Championship.” last_img read more

Ocean Yield Eyes More Ship Investments

first_imgzoom Norwegian shipowner Ocean Yield unveiled that it is currently in negotiations related to further investment in modern vessels with long term charters.The final decisions with respect to these investments is expected to be made during the next few weeks.“The investments are still subject to board approval and agreement on documentation,” Ocean Yield said.In early December, Ocean Yield signed a contract to purchase Nordic American Tankers’ (NAT) three Suezmax newbuildings with ten-year bareboat charters to NAT.The 157,000 dwt tankers are under construction at South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and are scheduled for delivery in June, August and October 2018.Lars Solbakken, Ocean Yield ASA’s Chief Executive Officer, earlier said that the transaction “fits well with our strategy to invest in modern vessels with long-term charters.”Under the deal, Ocean Yield will pay USD 43.2 million per ship after seller’s credit. NAT will buy back the vessel at the end of the ten-year charter, but also has the option to acquire the vessels from Ocean Yield after year five and seven.last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Arizona Cardinals’ NFC Championship loss to the Carolina Panthers closed the book on the 2015 season. Now, it’s time to start writing 2016’s edition.Fresh off a 49-15 defeat, general manager Steve Keim says this disappointment will fuel him heading into next season.“I’ll get back to work in a couple hours here,” Keim told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Monday. “I’ll be on a plane to Mobile, Alabama starting to look at the 2016 draft class at the all-star game at the Senior Bowl, and I couldn’t be more excited to start putting the team back together.” “I will certainly answer the bell and get that started today,” Keim said. “I will try to put a team on the field that all our fans can be proud of.” – / 69 Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians answers questions after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Charlotte, N.C. The Panthers won 49-15 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   An offseason priority for #AZCardinals: Locking up Tyrann Mathieu to a long-term deal, despite a year left. Should be a highest-paid safety— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 24, 2016Keim is determined to assess what went wrong against Carolina and construct a championship team for 2016. When asked what the Cardinals will have to do in order to reach Super Bowl 51, Keim emphasized the necessity of a pass rush.“I don’t care who it is, whether it’s Cam Newton or Aaron Rodgers, you have to affect the quarterback on a lot of snaps,” Keim said.Aside from the upcoming draft in late April, where the Cardinals will have the 29th overall pick, free agency gets underway on March 15, and Arizona has a lot on its plate.The team currently has 13 soon-to-be unrestricted free agents, including running back Chris Johnson, linebacker Dwight Freeny and corner backs Jerraud Powers and Rashad Johnson.Darren Urban wrote on Cardinals Blog that both Powers and Johnson “emphasized how much they want to return”.But the most important priority this offseason may involve the Honey Badger.According to NFL Network and NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, securing safety Tyrann Mathieu will be high on the Cardinals’ offseason list. Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more