Aimselect, the UK-based recruitment, talent and search consultancy, has acquired the blue collar wind recruitment specialist company RS Wind. According to Aimselect, the transaction took place as part of its growth and development plan, put in place earlier this year, with RS Wind bringing the company key clients and an established pipeline into the US market.Nico Young, Director of RS Wind, will join the management team of Aimselect take up the position of Head of Installation and O&M within the company. “We are extremely excited to join Aimselect and look forward to assisting with their constant growth on and offshore globally,” Young said.Aimselect’s CEO Dean Bradshaw said: “The rate of growth we are experiencing is phenomenal. We position ourselves as partners rather than an agency and go beyond just supplying manpower. I think this is key to our growth.”On Nico Young joining the Aimselect team, Bradshaw said: “Nico brings a wealth of experience with him and I am delighted to have him as part of the team. RS Wind have established itself as a leader in the blue collar sector and in particular all areas involving blade work which was an appealing bolt-on to add to our already developing areas.”In 2016, Aimselect was awarded a framework agreement by Siemens Wind Power to provide EHS Advisors, Quality Inspectors and QHSE Site Inspectors for all of Siemens’ wind projects. The contract, to be revised every two years, covers the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Finland.
There is no suggestion that the athletes named have broken doping rules, but the hack raises more questions about WADA’s online security and how T-U-E’s are administered. Cyclists Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins are among those who have had their therapeutic use exemptions of certain drugs published on the ‘Fancy Bear’ website. Froome was shown to have taken a restricted anti-inflammatory, and Wiggins the repeated use of anti-allergy medicine. Others listed on the site today include two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, and 2012 Olympic discus gold medallist Robert Harting.
COMMENT Howard Mudd, a former NFL All-Pro player and longtime offensive line coach, has died. He was 78.The Indianapolis Colts announced Mudd’s death Wednesday. No details of his death were provided by the team. Mudd had been in a motorcycle accident in the Seattle area recently.In a post on CaringBridge.org , Mudd’s family said, “it became clear that he was ready and that we needed to surround him with love and fight for his right to comfort and peace.”“Howard deeply loved and enjoyed his many friends and family,” his family wrote. “Please honor Howard today and every day by sharing a belly laugh with a loved one, or telling a stupid joke, or calling up a friend to tell them you are thinking of them.”Mudd coached the offensive line with the Colts from 1998-2009 and rejoined the team as a senior offensive assistant in 2019. Indianapolis was one of many stops in Mudd’s coaching career that included time with Philadelphia, Kansas City, Cleveland, Seattle, San Francisco and the San Diego Chargers. His coaching career started at the college level with two seasons as the offensive line coach at California in 1972-73.“I will be forever grateful for Howard’s tireless efforts and work to protect me as a quarterback and to help our team win so many games,” former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning said in a statement. “He always told me the story about the day I got drafted — Jim Irsay came down to his office and left a note on his desk which said, ‘Howard, your job is to keep No. 18 protected. To keep No. 18 clean.’ Howard always kept that with him and always took that direct order from our owner very seriously.”His coaching prowess followed a brief but successful NFL playing career. Mudd spent eight seasons with Chicago and San Francisco. Three times he was voted a Pro Bowl starter and was a first-team All-Pro selection in 1968 with the 49ers. He grew up in Midland, Michigan, and played in college at Hillsdale.The 49ers tweeted their condolences on Mudd’s passing and Seattle coach Pete Carroll said, “He’s been a tough guy his whole life. We’ll miss him.”“As a football coach, I don’t use this term often, he was remarkable,” Irsay said. “people that know football know that the offensive line is the engine that drives your football team. That is the engine. One of the most important things in determining victories, besides the quarterback, is the battle at the line of scrimmage. Howard was a hall-of-fame chief mechanic. He knew how to get offensive lines to play. That was his love. He was a real artist when it came to coaching that offensive line.Howard was such an incredible intellectual. Fiercely intellectual. So, so smart. So well read. Howard was just a special man.”Image credits: @CoachJC77/Twitter WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 13th August, 2020 06:44 IST Howard Mudd, Former NFL Player, Standout Coach, Dies At 78 Howard Mudd, a former NFL All-Pro player and longtime offensive line coach, has died. He was 78. LIVE TV Associated Press Television News Written By First Published: 13th August, 2020 06:44 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US