French naval specialist Naval Group has appointed Alain Guillou as its Executive Vice President (VP) for international development.Guillou will be responsible for boosting the group’s internationalisation in terms of business development and human and industrial presence.He spent most of his career in positions with an operational dimension and linked to social-change management, industrial management and international cooperation, Naval Group said.Alain Guillou said: “The aim is to transform Naval Group into a profitable international group to offer to our customers ships and equipment able to ensure sovereignty and possessing technological and operational superiority, with a high degree of availability and maintainability and at a price that is competitive on the market.“To succeed, we must bring together and mobilise all our energy, first and foremost that of the Naval Group teams but also that of the DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement), French Navy and French government departments as well as that of our industrial partners.”To remind, Naval Group’s subsidiary dedicated to marine renewables, Naval Energies, appointed Laurent Schneider-Maunoury as its new president last week.
JOHNSTON — Two economists warn the escalation of trade tensions with Mexico will “speed up” the arrival of a recession. Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart says the tariffs increase the likelihood of a slowdown in the global economy.“It definitely does increase the threat of a recession coming very soon,” Hart says.Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says Iowa’s economy will take a hit if President Donald Trump follows through on the new tariffs he threatened to impose on Mexico last night.“He’s adding 5% tariffs, at least according to his twitter, and the idea is, of course, to incentivize the Mexican government to cease or slow down immigration,” Goss says. “It’s not going to happen. It’s not going to work.”Goss says farmers and rural communities “are getting hit very hard” by tariffs that have already been imposed.“When politics and economics collide, economics loses and politics is winning,” Goss says. “And when politics wins, I’m not so sure it’s good for the consumer and for the producer.”Goss says his calculations indicate the probability of a recession in the early 2020 has doubled in the past 18 months. If the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement doesn’t get ratified because of these new tariffs, Hart says the probability of a recession grows.“You’re talking about three trade partners that make up a gigantic portion of global trade and basically throwing those trade rules up in the air,” Hart says, “creating a lot of uncertainty in the market, creating a lot of volatility.”Hart and Goss made their comments during the “Iowa Press” program that aired over the weekend on Iowa Public Television.
The message is simple – work hard.Players have started on an even keel competing to impress at the upcoming trials ahead of game one of the season against South Sydney Rabbitohs in March.”There was a gap we needed to close in certain areas, hence why we made a decision on the back end of the year to bring someone to the club like Alex (Corvo).” says Kearney.”It’s pretty demanding but that’s because that’s what the game asks for and the boys have really responded.”Part of that demand before pre-season was training mixed martial arts at a New Lynn gym under jiu-jitsu black belt Steve Oliver. The idea was to work combatively on defence – not unfamiliar to Rugby league.In 2013 the official tackle coach to the Bulldogs NRL team and the New South Wales Blues was Brazilian jiu-jitsu professor Marcos Neve, the Rabbitohs have called on jiu-jitsu specialist Marco Villela, and last year the Melbourne Storm were known for their jiu-jitsu and MMA sessions.”During the off season before pre-season I’d send a few of them along to learn some new skills, it was about the defence aspect.” says Kearney.”They’re on wrestling mats which is a little bit softer than the ground and there will be times particularly in the long turn-a-arounds we’ll use the facility.”It’s quite clear that the adoption of Melbourne Storm’s winning culture is being filtered into the Warriors – both in the squad and coaching ranks, something new recruit Tohu Harris is already accustomed to.”All this training is pretty familiar, my first couple of years were under Alex Corvo and without sounding negative, it’s been tough – there’s no way around it.” says Harris.Despite the 2017 NRL premiership title under his belt with the Storm, the second rower says after nursing injuries the pressure is high to earn a starting spot for game one of the season.”There’s a lot of competition for spots but if you look past the trials you might find yourself watching the boys run out in round one, so you have to make sure you’re always training as well as you can.”The Warriors will hold their first trial match in Rotorua against Melbourne on February 17, then travel to the Sunshine Coast for their second trial against the Gold Coast Titans.