October 21, 2020

Top technicians join global automotive maker

A TOTAL of 54 local trainees will be putting their skills to the test as advanced technicians with Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM).

They were part of the company’s Advanced Modern Apprenticeship Class of 2020 and will join over 900 other graduates who are already part of the network.

Entering its 36th year, the apprentice programme provides a training module in developing the best automotive talents.

Noting that the company emphasises on an individual’s continuous development, MBM president and chief executive officer Dr Claus Weidner said talents are trained to be self-reliant and driven to perfection.

This, he said, ensures an existing pool of well-trained, technically skilled workforce across Malaysia.

“Over the years, we have seen many graduates join the programme and excel in their automotive career with us.

“The programme is designed to not only nurture young Malaysians by exposing them to advanced technical skills but also helps them future-proof their

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Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car turns down chance to join West Ham

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West Ham’s search for a new centre-back has suffered another blow after they were turned down by Duje Caleta-Car, who wants to stay at Marseille and play in the Champions League.

Duje Ćaleta-Car with a football ball: Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP/Getty Images

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David Moyes is keen to strengthen his defence before the transfer window shuts on Monday night and was hopeful of signing Caleta-Car for around £20m. However, the 24-year-old Croatia centre-back has left West Ham disappointed after indicating that he has no desire to leave Marseille, who have been drawn in a Champions League group with Manchester City, Olympiakos and Porto.

Duje Ćaleta-Car in a blue uniform holding a ball: Duje Caleta-Car, the Croatian defender who plays for Marseille in Ligue 1, has turned down the chance to join West Ham.

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Duje Caleta-Car, the Croatian defender who plays for Marseille in Ligue 1, has turned down the chance to join West Ham.


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U.S. Automotive Leaders and Former Cox Automotive & Manheim Executives Join PowerBand as Commercialization Advisors

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 2, 2020 / PowerBand Solutions Inc. (TSXV:PBX) (OTCQB:PWWBF) (Frankfurt:1ZVA) (“PowerBand”, “PBX” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that two of the U.S. automotive industry’s proven leaders in retail are joining the Company as senior advisors.

John Canales and Brent Green – with a combined seven decades of leadership experience ranging from the dealership floor to software to senior executive roles at the auction houses Cox Automotive Inc. and Manheim – are beginning their advisory roles immediately.

The two men, who are also seasoned entrepreneurs, will assist in the commercialization of PowerBand’s virtual platform that is transforming how drivers and dealers buy, sell, lease, trade and finance vehicles using smart phones and other digital devices, from any location. The platform is being introduced to U.S. markets under the brand DRIVRZ.

“PowerBand is now in full commercialization mode, able to operate in 14 states, with

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