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Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Appoints New Senior Product Director

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. SAN ANTONIO – Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has announced the addition of Daniel Rader as senior product director. Rader brings extensive industry experience with him to this newly created position. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Most recently, Rader was with CARQUEST for 11 years in a host of product management positions from product merchandising manager to vice-president Global Sourcing. Prior to his tenure with CARQUEST, he worked for APS Holdings (d.b.a. Big A Auto Parts). Rader is a graduate of the University of the Aftermarket Leadership 2.0 Program and an ASE Certified Parts Specialist. He currently is a member of the AAIA Category Management Committee. “The information we’ve been collecting and the tools that have been created, such as our new Inventory Optimization Tool (IOT), enable our shareholders the clinical information to make sure they have the correct inventory on hand at each and every location to service their respective marketplaces. Dan will be a tremendous asset in deploying this tool and others that will assist our membership in working capital and gross margin improvements,” said Wayne Butts, vice president of product management. “As I move toward a new role in 2010, I’m delighted to see this position, and specifically Dan, added to our Product Team. Our organization continues to get stronger and I could not be more proud,” added Richard Morgan, president and CEO.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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GOP lawmakers mark success by flipping rules from Obama era

first_img SHARE Published: May 14, 2017 4:33 PM EDT GOP lawmakers mark success by flipping rules from Obama era Author: Associated Press center_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. WASHINGTON (AP) Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama’s last-minute regulations, one.Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment.Over a few months, lawmakers used an obscure legislative rule to ram through changes that will have far-reaching implications for the coal industry, broadband customers, hunters and women seeking health care at Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.The deadline for scuttling the rules that Democrat Obama imposed during his final months in office was last Thursday. The 1996 Congressional Review Act had given Republicans the power to make the changes with a simple majority, within a set time.While the rest of Washington focused on the furor over President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, Republicans were celebrating their effort to reverse the rules, arguing that it would boost the economy and make it easier for businesses to operate.“I am almost speechless when I think about the success,” said Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla.Senators pointed out that Congress had only once before used the legislative tools stemming from the Congressional Review Act to quash a regulation – until this year. In all, the GOP was able to reverse 14 regulations that had or will get Trump’s signature.Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader in the Senate, argued that overturning rules passed at the end of the Obama administration hardly constituted an agenda.“The fact that they are bragging about these highlights how little else they have accomplished legislatively,” Schumer said.Republicans have a long way to go in their efforts to repeal and replace the health care law, cut taxes and boost infrastructure spending, all Trump priorities. Still, the GOP made clear soon after election victories in November that one of the first orders of business would be to go after Obama administration rules.The effort has had strong backing from business groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Rifle Association and prominent anti-abortion groups – all key constituencies that generally back Republican candidates. The Chamber endorsed eight of the 14 repeal resolutions that Congress passed. One still awaits the president’s signature before it can become law.Republicans reversed Obama rules that enhanced protections for waterways near coal mines, required contractors to disclose violation of 14 federal labor laws for the previous three years when bidding on contracts and imposed tight restrictions on what broadband companies such as Verizon, AT&T and Comcast could do with their customers’ personal data.Neil Bradley, a senior vice president at the Chamber, said that when it comes to slow economic growth, it’s difficult to say, “This regulation is the culprit, but collectively, that’s what happens.”“Together, they affected a pretty broad base of the business community,” Bradley said.Democrats overwhelmingly voted against most of the regulatory repeals. Republicans generally supported them, with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote to allow states to deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. That reversed a rule Obama issued in his last weeks in office.While many of the actions were designed to help businesses, others addressed social issues, including the repeal of a regulation designed to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people. The NRA as well as advocacy groups for the disabled and the ACLU weighed in. They said it was discriminatory for the Social Security Administration to forward the names of certain beneficiaries to the instant background check system based on a mental disability and having a third party manage their benefits.Democrats and environmentalists scored one victory last week.Senate Republicans failed to overturn a rule that would have forced energy companies to capture more of the methane that’s burned off or “flared” at drilling sites. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he considered the rule onerous but undoing it would have prevented the Bureau of Land Management from issuing a similar rule in the future.McCain, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Sen. Susan Collins of Maine joined Democrats on the vote.GOP leaders opted not to bring a couple dozen other repeal resolutions up for a vote, including one that would have blocked a rule designed to protect funds on prepaid debit cards in case of fraud and unauthorized use.Still, the 14 victories gave Republicans a chance to crow.“In just a few short months, we have turned a significant corner from how things operated under the Obama administration,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. “Instead of going around Congress to push through regulations, the president is working with us to ease the burden.”last_img read more

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Leigh Day’s fate in hands of SDT ruling

first_imgThe fate of human rights firm Leigh Day and three of its lawyers is due to be decided this week, as the longest-ever hearing of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal edges towards a conclusion.The tribunal is due to rule whether any of 20 allegations made against the firm, senior partner Martyn Day and solicitors Sapna Malik and Anna Crowther are proven. They deny all charges against them. The decision will come during the seventh week of the hearing.The Solicitors Regulation Authority closed its submissions with an accusation that the defendants had ‘orchestrated’ their case and revised their responses in reaction to allegations of impropriety over the handling of Iraqi claims against the Ministry of Defence.Patricia Robertson QC, defending, cited a list of distinguished lawyers willing to vouch for the respondents’ character and dismissed the idea that they had acted in breach of SRA rules.The charges include allegations of unlawful payments, recklessness over the conduct of a press conference, late disclosure of a key document – and destruction of its translation – and not acting on suspicions that payments to Iraqis were bribes.The SRA’s case is that nothing was done to investigate whether payments were bribes despite both Malik and Crowther using the specific term in separate emails, and Day receiving an email containing the word.Robertson questioned why solicitors of such repute and experience would risk everything for the sake of no more than 10 cases.‘You are being invited to buy into the notion that people would put a lifetime of ethical behaviour on the line – and their ability to continue to practise their profession – in order to hang on to that handful of clients,’ said Robertson. ‘It just doesn’t make sense.’Timothy Dutton QC, prosecuting, said the misconduct dated back to 2008 when Day jointly held a press conference alleging torture and unlawful killing by British soldiers.He said Day went too far by endorsing the ‘sensationalised’ allegations. ‘The idea that a press conference is an adjunct to litigation [and] something that will put pressure on your opponent is frankly disturbing,’ added Dutton.last_img read more

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Sydney plans cross-harbour tunnel

first_imgNEW South Wales Premier Bob Carr announced on June 9 that A$8bn would be spent over the next 15 years on construction of a new deep-level north-south tunnel under Sydney’s central business district.The line would continue under the harbour to serve suburbs north of the city that currently rely heavily on cars for commuting. The tunnel will run close to the existing rail and road bridge, and join the existing line to Hornsby at St Leonards. Total cost of the project is put at A$8bn, and it will be the biggest urban rail investment in the city since the Loop and Eastern Suburbs Railway were constructed in the last century.Core of the project will be a line from Rouse Hill in the northwest through the city centre to Leppington in the southwest. This would be completed by 2017, with the Glenfield to Leppington section opening first in 2012. There will also be three extensions including a northwest line by 2017 plus another in the northwest to Vineyard by 2020. In the southwest, an extension to Bringelly should complete the project by 2020. Altogether, there will be 25 km in tunnel and 13 km of surface railway on new alignments.The government will immediately start spending A$26m buying land along the rail corridor in the southwest, and A$5m on planning the harbour tunnel. Land acquisition in the northwest will see A$360m spent over the next six years, with A$80m contributed by developers.last_img read more

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Rail welding plant opened in Libya

first_imgLIBYA: Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin took part in the ceremonial opening of a rail welding plant in Ras Lanuf on June 11. It was built on a turnkey basis by welding equipment specialist Pskovelectrosvar, and will support RZD’s €2·2bn four-year contract signed in April 2008 for construction of the 554 km Surt – Banghazi railway.The Ras Lanuf site has administrative and production buildings as well as staff rest facilities. It is expected to operate for 10 years, with the capacity to produce 500 km of long welded rail per year to Russian and international standards for use both within Libya and on future North African rail projects.last_img read more

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British deejay hits out against racism in football

first_imgVeteran British deejay Macka B takes a stand against prejudice in football with his latest song, Kick Racism Out of Football. On it, he pays homage to black players in the United Kingdom, past and present, who have excelled despite racial abuse.Kick Racism Out of Football was released in early May.Macka B, whose parents are Jamaican, notes that significant strides have been made by British football authorities to stamp out racism. But an ugly incident involving Jamaica-born Manchester City and England striker Raheem Sterling inspired him to write and record Kick Racism Out of Football.“As the kind of artist that I am, I have to point out injustice when I see it and turn it into a positive,” he said.Sterling was abused by Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge last December, just months after he represented England at the World Cup in Russia. He stridently addressed the matter in interviews, and was also critical of how British media covered sportsmen of color. According to Macka B, Sterling handled the situation in a dignified manner.“Raheem Sterling did very well in standing up for himself and for other players. And because he is such a big name they had to listen and even more so because they knew what he was saying was true,” he said.Macka B was born in Wolverhampton, a city in the British Midlands. Growing up there in the 1970s, there were few black players in the top tier of British football. Clyde Best of Bermuda, who played for West Ham United, Cyril Regis of French Guiana and West Bromwich Albion, and Laurie Cunningham of Jamaica and West Bromwich Albion, played in what was then the English Division One.In the 1980s, the British game became more diverse with the rise of home-grown players like Garth Crooks (Tottenham Hotspurs) and Ricky Hill (Luton Town), and players born in the Caribbean, notably John Barnes and Luther Blissett of Jamaica, who turned out for Liverpool and Watford.The 52-year-old Macka B is an influential figure in British reggae. His songs include Proud of Mandela, Long Time Rasta Tell Dem and Medical Marijuana Card.last_img read more

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CariMAN leads march against child abuse

first_img Share Share 13 Views   no discussions Tweet LocalNews CariMAN leads march against child abuse by: – November 25, 2013center_img Share Sharing is caring! Thomas Holmes (left) leading a Boys Awareness Week march last week with students of the Convent Preparatory SchoolThe Caribbean Male Action Network, Dominica chapter, (CariMAN) on Saturday November 23 led a march through the streets of the Capital City, Roseau to take a stand against all forms of child abuse.The march, which commenced at the Pottersville Savannah, culminated at the Riverside Arch close to the Mahaut/Canefield bus stand.“Child Abuse is destroying our children, destroying our nation and we have to do everything to come together to reject child abuse,” CariMAN’s president Thomas Holmes stated. The Welfare Division’s Child Abuse Protection Unit, the Dominica Planned Parenthood Association, ChildFund and the Bureau of Gender Affairs all partnered with CariMAN to stage this march. The aim of which was to unite, stand firm and say no to child abuse.Two of the slogans used during Saturday’s march were ‘Child abuse is one secret I will not keep’and ‘Real men do not have sex with children’.“We’re asking everybody to report child abuse wherever it is, it is our children, it is our present, and it is our future,” Holmes noted.He explained that his organization is “really strong” on advocating for members of the public to speak out and report any information regarding child abuse. “If you are a real man, if you are a man as you’re saying, then you will leave children alone, you will not physically abuse them, you’ll not sexually abuse them”.Holmes noted that it is essential that everybody joins the fight against child abuse because “we have to protect our children”.Additionally, Holmes called on all fathers to take up their responsibilities, as this could help reducing the instances of child abuse here.“We’re not just asking men to stop abusing our children but asking fathers to take care of the children so that they are not abused, so that they will have good health and they will be safe”.Earlier this week, coordinator of the Child Abuse Prevention Unit, Jemma Azille-Lewis revealed that there are several cases of child abuse here, but these are reported mostly by girls and not boys.CariMAN also led a Boys Awareness March last week with students of the Convent Preparatory School.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Former footballer jailed for sex offences against young boys

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share NewsRegional Former footballer jailed for sex offences against young boys by: – June 21, 2017 217 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jun 20 2017 (Caribbean News Service) – One of Bermuda’s leading former footballers was jailed for 11 years on Tuesday for a raft of historic sex offences against three young boys.Wendell Baxter — commonly known by his nickname Woolly — received his sentence in the Supreme Court after earlier admitting a string of indecent assaults on his victims back in the 1970s and 1980s.Baxter led North Village to the triple crown of league, Friendship Trophy and FA Cup when the club dominated local football in the late 1970s and went on to become a popular and respected coach.But his dark secret away from the football field caught up with him earlier this year.In March, Baxter, 58, pleaded guilty to a total of 18 separate charges of molesting three young boys.The first seven counts on the indictment, which included indecent assault, committing indecent acts and gross indecency, related to the first young victim and took place between 1973 and 1983.The following six counts included indecent assault, committing indecent acts, attempted buggery and buggery and related to a second victim between 1978 and 1983. The final five counts included indecent assault and committing indecent acts on a third victim between 1981 and 1986.He was charged with old offences, many of which have been updated, and which existed at the time he committed the crimes.Court sources said that under legislation that existed at the time, the maximum sentence for indecent assault is five years’ imprisonment, committing indecent acts is two years, gross indecency is two years, attempted buggery is five years and buggery is 10 years.last_img read more

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Report: Browns Among Teams Interested in Kevin Zeitler

first_imgAccording to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, the Cleveland Browns are among the teams interested in free-agent guard Kevin Zeitler.Guard Kevin Zeitler will do quite well on the open market. Hearing the Colts, Jags and Browns are in on him— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 8, 2017Zeitler, 27, spent five years with the Cincinnati Bengals, starting 72 games.Hue Jackson was his offensive coordinator in Cincinnati for two seasons.According to Sportrac, Zeitler has a market value of roughly $11 Mil. per year for five years. Related Topics Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.center_img Matt Medleylast_img read more