Global decline in natural gas turbine demand hits Siemens FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:German engineering firm Siemens plans to dismiss about 200 workers at a gas turbines parts and components service center in Houston, Texas, next year due to weaker global demand, a company spokesman said on Tuesday.The Texas operation will close between late 2019 and 2020, according to the spokesman, who called the decision “difficult.”In a letter to the Texas Workforce Commission, Siemens also pointed to overcapacity within its network.Siemens said in September that it would cut 2,900 jobs in Germany to boost the competitiveness of its Power and Gas and Process Industries divisions.Along with turbine competitors General Electric and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Siemens has faced oversupply and declining sales as demand for gas turbines has plunged.More: Siemens to shut Texas turbines service facility, dismiss workers
Julian “Julie” Bescos, a multitalented athlete who played and coached three different sports for USC, died May 23 in Long Beach, Calif.. He was 97.Bescos was an eight-time letterman for the Trojans, starring in football, basketball and baseball for his school.On the gridiron, he helped lead USC to a national championship in 1932 and was made team captain in 1934. He was named the basketball team’s most valuable player in 1934 and was twice honored by the All-Pacific Coast Conference Southern Division. The Trojans won their league all three years that he played for the team on the hardwood.As an outfielder, he helped pilot the Trojans to a league title in 1932.Upon graduation, Bescos served as a coach for all three sports at the freshmen and junior varsity level in 1935. He later assisted the varsity football team from 1937 to 1941 and in 1945. As head coach of the men’s basketball team in 1942, he led the Trojans to a 12-8 record, second-best in the league.Bescos was also a Navy veteran who served in World War II and an avid golfer who would later become president of the California and Southern California Golf Association.Bescos is survived by his wife Faye; son Barry; daughters Julianne Gee and Vicki Payne; stepsons John, Steve and Joe Dallas and numerous grandchildren.A public memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. today at Grace First Presbyterian Church, 3955 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to the Long Beach Cancer League.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis A new street closure is set to take place in the city of Alpena starting this week. Beginning this Wednesday, the city will begin the reconstruction of Campbell Street from Ripley to Fifth.This section of the roadway will be closed to all traffic.Access to driveways will be limited and residents will have to park on side streets for extended periods.Signage and barricades will be present to guide traffic around the construction site, but motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.All local businesses will remain open for the remainder of this project.Additional signage will be present to direct motorists to those local businesses .The project is expected to take six weeks to complete, unless weather or construction delays occur. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Suspect Identified in String of Vehicle Thefts Around Rogers CityNext APS Board of Education Hires New Principal, Establishes New Roles, and More