SMMT appoints Business Development Manager for Electric Vehicles

“The UK has a strong role to play in this growing global market and the coordinated industry approach which Catherine will focus on will help to strengthen the position of the UK automotive industry,” he continued. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Hutt as business development manager responsible for electric vehicles, effective 1 September 2009. Reflecting the increasing role of ultra-low carbon technology within the UK motor industry, the newly created position will further strengthen SMMT’s leadership in this emerging market.Catherine joins SMMT from Modec, the UK-based electric commercial vehicle manufacturer, bringing with her a deep understanding of electric vehicles and the issues affecting the sector. She will lead the development of SMMT’s activities in the field, managing the newly created Electric Vehicle Group to encourage high-level industry discussion and consensus views aimed at influencing political and public attitudes towards the new technology. Commenting, SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said, “I am delighted that Catherine has joined SMMT, bringing valuable expertise in the all-important electric vehicle technology. For more information about SMMT’s Electric Vehicle Group, please contact [email protected] to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

USUE Womens Soccer Off to Hot Start

By Cory McKendrick, USU Eastern Sports Information ContributorThe 2019 women’s soccer season began with two victories following a road trip to Wyoming. Both wins were by a score of 1-0. USU Eastern competed first against Gillette College on Aug. 22 and then against Sheridan College on Aug. 24.In the game versus Gillette, Atley Thompson netted a goal in the first half, assisted by Claire Bowman. This proved to be all that the Eagles needed to rise to victory against the Pronghorns. Megan Edwards was in goal for the Lady Eagles and held Gillette scoreless during the 90-minute game to complete the shutout.The match in Sheridan, Wyo. was an equally exciting game for the Eagles with a scoreless contest until the 89th minute. In the final minute, Morgan Cragun played a ball to Ashley Brindley, who scored to break the tie, which would prove to be the decisive goal in the game. Megan Edwards, in goal again for the Eagles, defended her second consecutive shutout, bringing the Eagles record to 2-0 in preseason play.Last week, the Lady Eagles played a scrimmage against Treasure Valley. This game was a bit out of routine for the structure of a soccer match. With it being a scrimmage, the teams played four 30-minute periods. USU Eastern came out on top by a score of 7-3.Morgan Haag got the scoring going early with a header goal in the fifth minute of the first period. Casey Bergen added another goal off of a free kick in the 10th minute of the first period as well.The second period featured three Eagle goals. The first was from Tasha Kamachi, assisted by Logan Duran, in the ninth minute of the second period. Brooke Stoker found the back of the net in the 19th minute, assisted by Brooklyn Anderson, and Morgan Haag netted her second goal of the contest in the final minute of the second period from an assist by Brenna Martin.Logan Duran scored the final two goals for the Eagles, one in the third period, unassisted, and then one in the fourth period, assisted by Claire Bowman. The Lady Eagles, coached by Ammon Bennett, are back in action in Henderson, Nev. on Aug. 29 and 31, facing off against Arizona Western College and Alan Hancock College (CA). Game times will be 4 p.m. and 10 a.m., respectively. All Nevada games with be played Pacific Standard Time. read more