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OMAN-BEVERLY SMYTH SPONSORS DUBLIN’S PIGS

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Oman-Beverly Smyth is the warehousing sponsor for the Pigs on Parade fundraising campaign in aid of Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation taking place Dublin in January.    Pigs on Parade is a public arts initiative launched on 13 November.  It follows on from Jack & Jill's successful Big Egg Hunt in 2013 which saw 100 giant life-size pieces of Egg Art going on display across Dublin engaging thousands of people in the biggest Egg Hunt the City has ever seen.   The pigs were initially stored by Oman-Beverly Smyth while artists were being chosen to paint them.  When the designs were complete, the pigs were delivered back to the company before they were released on to the streets of the city.   Irish artists Vincent Devine and Willie Redmond, both from Co. Offaly, unveiled the first two completed Pigs at Art Source in the Royal Dublin Society.  Vincent Devine’s pig design called Relativity is based, according to the artist, on abstract...

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EDUARDO OTERO DIES AGED 65

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  Eduardo Otero died yesterday, 11 December 2014, aged 65.  Willy Toedtli, Chairman of the Trafimar Group of Companies has written to his friends and coleagues.  The letter reads as follows:    Dear Friends and Colleagues,   It is with deep regret that we inform the passing of Eduardo Perez Otero who has lost the battle with cancer on December 11th, 2014 at 8.00 hrs.   Eduardo Perez Otero, a Native of Buenos Aires, Argentina has been with Trafimar Relocation Services for the past 8 years after having spent 7 years in Brazil and prior to that in Argentina.   He celebrated his 65th birthday on November 2nd, 2014. Eduardo is survived by five grownup children, grandchildren and longtime Living Partner, Gisela.   Eduardo’s work ethic, knowledge, humour, especially his passion for the business leave an indelible mark in Trafimar Group and in our family. We are eternally grateful to have had his presence for the last 8 years. He will...

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CPLD CERTIFICATE FOR DEVORAH ALLEN FROM SUDDATH

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  Devorah Allen from Suddath in Jacksonville, has earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance® credential from the Association for Talent Development Certification Institute (ATD CI). Becoming a CPLP provides credibility by recognising that an individual has an overall understanding of the ten areas of expertise for talent development as defined by the ATD Competency Model™, and can apply this knowledge in the workplace.     Devorah joined Suddath in December 1999 as an international relocation counsellor and became quality manager in 2006 with a promotion to senior manager of quality and training in 2012.  She holds a Six Sigma Green Belt in quality and master’s degree in business from California State University in Long Beach, CA. Her responsibilities include training to best practices internally as well as establishing quality benchmarks for domestic and overseas agents for Suddath International.    Allen is also responsible...

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CRIMINALS PASSING OFF AS IAL NIGERIA

Olusegun Lawal from IAL Nigeria has advised partners to check that emails apparently originating from his company are genuine by making sure that the address ends: IALNIGERIA.COM, not IALNIGERAI.COM.  Olusegun says that some cyber criminals are attempting to pass off as IAL Nigeria and are requesting payments to be made by Western Union transfers to banks in the UAE. This matter has been reported to the website hosting company and the domain will be shut down imminently. The appropriate government agencies have also been informed. IAL Nigeria's account for payments is a Citibank Nigeria account with details stated on the company’s invoices. Payments by Western Union or other international funds transfer service to non IAL Nigeria nominated account will be at senders’ risk.  

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GOVERNMENT ENCOURAGES USE OF MANILA SOUTH TERMINAL

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The government in Manila is encouraging shippers to use the city's South Harbour to relieve congestion in the north.     Full story from Manila Bulletin here   Image:  Congested North Harbour in Manila  

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CARTUS SURVEY SHOWS KEY WORRIES FOR MOBILITY MANAGERS

2014 survey from Cartus shows that the top issues for mobility managers are: controlling costs, housing, and compliance.   Full story here  

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JOSE MARRERO, FROM SUDDATH, ELECTED PRESIDENT OF PAIMA

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Jose Marrero, Operations Manager for Suddath locations in London, New Jersey and Connecticut, has been elected president of The Pan American International Movers Association (PAIMA), an association representing member companies in over 45 countries around the world dedicated to improving the international moving industry.  Marrero, who has held several leadership positions in the organisation over the past six years, was elected by his fellow members for a two-year term which will run until October 2016.    Marrero began his career with Suddath in 2003 working his way up from a college intern to operations director in three locations across the globe. “Suddath recognises the importance of building strong relationships with international partners,” said Steve Crooks, President of Suddath International.  “That is why we have supported Jose’s involvement in PAIMA from the beginning.  This organisation establishes a benchmark for quality and services...

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SUDDATH PROVIDES HANDSON HELP

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Suddath has announced its sponsorship of a “Visit from St. Nicholas” on behalf of HandsOn Jacksonville. Suddath's involvement included sponsorship of a full grade level, or about 100 children, providing hundreds of toys and books, a VIP table at the HandsOn Jacksonville Fifth Annual Holiday Benefit, and event volunteers.  The event took place on Saturday, Nov. 15 and will be repeated on Friday, Dec. 5. The program is expected to serve 7,000 children in three counties this year alone. To prepare for the Dec. 5 event, Suddath volunteers joined forces with many other local organisations to help assemble and deliver the backpacks. “The ability to do this type of volunteer work, especially at this time of year, has a positive impact,” said Melinda Byrnes, Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Business Development, “not only on the children receiving these gifts but also on Suddath and our employees. To be able to give back through an organisation such...

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