Exide’s Steve Phillips Appointed to CAWA Manufacturers Advisory Council

first_imgRANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — Steve Phillips has been appointed to the California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association’s (CAWA) Manufacturers Advisory Council (MAC), representing EXIDE Batteries. His office is in Omaha, Neb.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Phillips was appointed by CAWA Chair of the Board David Finley of Finley Industries. “Mr. Phillips represents a segment of the industry that CAWA had interest in pursuing for its Manufacturers Advisory Council and Mr. Phillips is the right person for a leadership position within CAWA,” Finley said following the appointment. He added that Phillips brings extensive industry experience to CAWA and will be a welcomed addition to serve the association in 2010.                                                            CAWA is an automotive aftermarket trade association, which represents auto parts jobbers, warehouse distributors, retailers, manufacturers and manufacturer representatives in California, Nevada and Arizona. The association provides education, legislative, regulatory and business support to the industry and its membership. It is one of the largest trade associations of its kind in the United States and recognized as a leader in the automotive aftermarket industry.,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.  DeMoulpied 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.  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.” Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Obituary: Faith Reid Alberg Osborne Jan. 31, 1938 – Jan. 25, 2020

first_imgFAITH REID ALBERG OSBORNE Jan. 31, 1938 – Jan. 25, 2020Faith Reid Alberg Osborne, age 81, resident of La Quinta, California, passed away on January 25, 2020 in Los Alamos, New Mexico from natural causes. She was born in Lexington, Kentucky on January 31, 1938 to Vela B. and Charles Reid, who preceded her in death, as did her husband Robert Osborne, son David Alberg, and sister Rebecca Pope.Faith was an elementary school teacher and loved teaching kids. She loved music and playing the piano. Her other passions were traveling the world and spending time with her grandchildren.She graduated with a music degree from Asbury University in Wilmore, KY and she was very proud of her alma mater. She later went on to receive a master’s degree in education.Faith is survived by her daughter, Deborah Lynn Williams, son-in-law James Victor Williams, granddaughter Emma Nicole Williams, grandson Benjamin Scott Williams, and nephews Mark and Mike Pope.The family would like to thank all of her friends who supported her and helped her during the last few months of her life. They were a difficult time for her. A funeral service for Faith will be held on March 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Southwest Community Church in La Quinta, CA. On July 1, 2020, at a time yet to be determined, Faith’s ashes will be interred at Hustonville Cemetery in Lincoln County, KY. Those interested in attending the Kentucky burial service should please contact the family, at faithosborne00@gmail.com, for more information.Faith’s family has entrusted her care to Rivera Family Funerals & Cremations of Los Alamos, at 1627 A Central Avenue, Los Alamos, NM 87544, (505) 663-6880, www.riverafamilyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

The Building Safety Bill: Slow going in the right direction

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Paralegals sign up for voluntary ‘regulation’

first_imgA voluntary register for the overarching regulation of paralegals has been set up in a bid to establish the sector as a ‘fourth arm’ of the legal profession, alongside solicitors, barristers and legal executives.However, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives has questioned the extent to which the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR) can effectively impose sanctions and controls where misconduct is suspected among paralegals who have voluntarily registered.It said the potential lack of quality assurance could ‘confuse consumers as to the level of security they may get compared to using a CILEx paralegal or fully regulated professional, with whom they will be fully protected’.The not-for-profit PPR was founded by the Institute of Paralegals and the National Association of Licensed Paralegals in response to the Legal Education and Training Review in June 2013 for voluntary regulation of the unregulated sector.The review was a joint project by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Bar Standards Board and Institute of Legal Executives Professional Standards.PPR director David Holland, who is also chief executive of the Institute of Paralegals, said the register had two primary objectives: to professionalise the ‘diverse’ paralegal sector, which with 200,000 practitioners ‘is now probably larger than the established legal sector’, and to increase the diversity of high-quality cost-effective legal services provided to the public.Holland said the register would offer a ‘second tier of recourse to consumers in the event of a complaint as to the quality of legal services provided to them which they do not believe have been satisfactorily addressed by either their legal provider or his/her professional body’.A Register Regulatory Committee and an Adjudication and Appeals Panel will be able to impose a range of sanctions ranging from fines to disqualification, he said.However CILEx said it ‘remains to be seen’ how the register could ‘robustly scrutinise’ paralegals who voluntarily put themselves on the list given it was not an approved regulator under the Legal Services Act or overseen by the Legal Services Board.It said: ‘They will need to demonstrate the extent to which they rely on the membership bodies involved in the Register to provide the frontline regulation.‘Outside of the standards and disciplinary measures used by those organisations, they will need to assure the public of what real mechanisms the Register has to effectively impose sanctions and controls if misconduct is suspected amongst its paralegals.‘Without this, the potential lack of quality assurance will raise serious concerns about these arrangements, and importantly it may confuse consumers as to the level of security they may get compared to using a CILEx paralegal or fully regulated professional, with whom they will be fully protected.’Only paralegals who are members of a professional body that meet the PPR’s criteria in terms of experience, qualification and code of conduct can appear on the register.PPR director Rita Leat said the PPR’s tier system would make it ‘abundantly clear once and for all’ what a paralegal can do.Paralegals in tier 2 or above can, for instance, apply for a paralegal practising certificate, which is issued to those who have the ‘requisite knowledge, skills and experience’ required under the Paralegal Practising Certificate Rules. Paralegal practitioners must also have a minimum of £1m professional indemnity insurance cover.Fees paid by members will be used to administer the register and provide funding for any compensatory awards. Nearly 2,000 paralegals have signed up to the register so far.last_img read more

Ministers agree on political pillar of Fourth Railway Package

first_imgEUROPE: European Union transport ministers reached unanimous agreement on the general approach to the political pillar of the Fourth Railway Package at a meeting of the EU Transport Council on October 8. The ministers endorsed the two principles of gradual opening of member states’ domestic rail markets and proposals intended to provide better governance of the rail sector. The European Commission, Parliament and Council will now begin trialogue negotiations to reach an agreement on the text of the regulations. Under the proposals, train operators would have non-discriminatory access to the networks of member states to operate domestic passenger services, either competing commercially with other operators or bidding for public service contracts. The Council has agreed that competitive tendering should be the main way of awarding public service contracts. However, direct awards without tendering would be possible ‘if justified by the structure and geographical characteristics of the market and network and if it would improve the quality of services and/or cost-efficiency.’ Operators would have to meet objective and measurable performance criteria such as train punctuality and service frequency. The Council believes that existing organisational structures are largely compatible with the Fourth Railway Package’s objectives. However, targeted measures would address ‘potentially problematic’ situations, including conflicts of interest and a lack of transparency in transferring funding between infrastructure managers and train operators. Loans between different entities would not generally be prohibited, unless they posed a risk to the fair operation of the market.Planned measures to ensure the independence of infrastructure managers would centre on path allocation and infrastructure charging. Member states may decide to allow these to be carried out by an independent body, and an infrastructure manager could outsource functions. Rules to ensure the independence of staff and management would be simplified.The timescales which the Council has agreed for implementation of these changes are longer than those put forward by the Commission. There would be a period of 10 years when national authorities could directly award public service contracts without having to justify their use, and existing contracts would be allowed to run until they expire. Member states would have three years to implement key rules on independence and financial transparency, with non-discriminatory access required from 2020.The Rail Delivery Group, which represents the UK rail industry, said the agreement was a compromise between countries which ‘wished to see far more ambitious open markets’, and those ‘who wished to retain national state-owned structures’. RDG said it ‘fully supports this compromise as a useful step forward.’ Libor Lochman, Executive Director of the Community of European Railway & Infrastructure Companies, said that ‘generally speaking, good texts have been found’, which would ‘constitute a sound basis for the negotiations with Parliament’. He called on the Council and Parliament to proceed with the publication of the parallel technical pillar of the Fourth Railway Package, saying the rail sector ‘urgently needs harmonised authorisation and certification procedures to achieve dramatic cost reductions, it cannot wait any longer.’The European Transport Workers’ Federation said it was pleased that the Council had not accepted a ‘dogmatic approach’ imposing competitive tendering. However, it was concerned that the Council ‘did not improve the protection of public transport workers whose working conditions and job security are endangered by competitive tendering procedures’, and called on Parliament to insist on the transfer of personnel and the inclusion of social criteria in tender specifications.last_img read more

Ethiopia’s first animation institute opens in Addis Ababa

first_imgEthiopia’ s first animation institute has opened in Addis Ababa. It’s driven by the passion of two brothers, who taught themselves animation 10 years ago.When they first started implementing their passion in cartoon production the brothers say they took 2 years to produce a one and a half hour cartoon film.However now they say they have learnt so much and they can produce a film in just two months.In 2005, they released their first animated film in Amharic. Called ‘Washao’ – which means ‘The Cave’ – it tells the story of Ethiopia’s victory against the Italian invasion in 1896.Here is their storylast_img

Ateneo Blue Eagles mauls DLSU in UAAP basketball

first_imgHolding to a slim 30-28 lead early inthe second quarter, the Blue Eagles went on a huge 21-1 scoring run behind theNietos to build a commanding 51-29 advantage at the half. Gian Mamuyac also made his presencefelt with 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals. The Green Archers threatened to withinsingle digit several times in the second half but the Blue Eagles got timelyconversions from Mamuyac sealed the victory for the Ateneans. De La Salle University Green Archers’ Jamie Orme-Malonzo scored a two-handed dunk against the defense of Ateneo Blue Eagles’ Thirdy Ravena. SPIN.PH PHOTO Mike Nieto tallied 18 points to goalong with five rebounds, four assists and two steals on Sunday night whilebrother Matt chipped in 15 points and three boards. “I think that break we had at the endof the second quarter was a surprise to us and it was a surprise for them. Inthe end it was the cushion, I think, that we depended on in the second half,”said Blue Eagles head coach Tab Baldwin.center_img Jamie Orme-Malonzo tallieddouble-double 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Andrei Caracut and JustineBaltazar chipped in 14 and 10 markers, respectively, for the Green Archers(0-1)./PN Ivorian import Angelo Kouame hauled 19rebounds to go with six points and five blocks. The defending champion Blue Eaglesimproved to 2-0 win-loss slate. MANILA – Ateneo de Manila UniversityBlue Eagles used a telling second quarter run to dispose rival De La SalleUniversity Green Archers in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball at the SmartAraneta Coliseum.last_img read more

2014 UWF Fall Sports Media Day Recap

first_img   PENSACOLA, Fla. – The University of West Florida athletic program is coming off one of the most successful seasons in the school’s history, and hopes are high for repeating that success after the completion of the 2014 UWF Fall Sports Media Day on Tuesday.The men’s and women’s cross country teams, the men’s and women’s soccer teams and the volleyball team was represented at the event as head coaches and student-athletes previewed the 2014 fall season.Get a full video recap of each team’s press conference and also check out the photos from the media day event.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#2014 UWF Fall Sports Media Day Videos:Women’s SoccerMen’s SoccerWomen’s Cross CountryMen’s Cross CountryWomen’s Volleyball   Print Friendly Version 2014 UWF Fall Sports Media Day Recap Sharecenter_img Get a full video recap of each team’s press conference and also check out the photos from the media day event. (Photo by Bill Stockland) last_img read more

Sharapova bags Japan Open

first_imgWimbledon champion Maria Sharapova wasted no time in defending her Japan Open title at the Ariake Colesseum on Saturday, blitzing Mashona Washington of the United States 6-0, 6-1 in 51 minutes.American Taylor Dent will play Czech Jiri Novak in the men’s final on Sunday. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Novak beat Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in a game suspended for 35 minutes after rain leaked through the Ariake Colosseum’s retractable roof, while Dent came back from a set down to beat Bohdan Ulihrach of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.Washington had beaten Sharapova in three sets earlier this year in New Haven but the contrast between that match and this one could not have been more extreme.The 17-year-old used her ferocious array of groundstrokes to leave her opponent struggling to gain any form of rhythm. Washington had to wait until the penultimate game of the match to make any impact on the scoreline, picking up her first game at 5-1 in the second set, such was the domination of the Russian.That game served only as a consolation for Washington, managing to avoid the dreaded double bagel in the process.Sharapova cited her strong serve and the fast surface as the keys to her success in the final.“I served very well and played very well. In our previous encounter, the surface was slower and consequently the points were longer. I wasn’t physically prepared for that. Today I realized that I had to dictate the play and I think I did that,” she said.The Japan Open provides fond memories for Sharapova as last year’s event was the first title of her career and was a launching pad for her subsequent meteoric rise up the world tennis ladder.“Everything seems to come together here for me. I’m not sure if it is the people, the rain or whatever . . .” Sharapova added.Dent utilized his powerful serve-and-volley game to beat Ulihrach, breaking his opponent in the second and sixth games of the deciding set after splitting the first two. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

“Not Ripe,” Nigerians Spew Fire Over Joseph Yobo’s Appointment As Super Eagles Coach

first_imgRelatedJoseph Yobo Replaces Imama Amapakabo As Super Eagles’ Assistant CoachFebruary 12, 2020In “National Team”Celestine Babayaro Flays NFF Over Joseph Yobo’s AppointmentFebruary 27, 2020In “Featured”Gernot Rohr Reveals Joseph Yobo Snub As Potential Rift Brews Between PairMarch 7, 2020In “Featured” A great number appeared rather surprised about the appointment and feel the former Fenerbahce defender does not have the needed qualification or experience for the job. There are a lot of persons more deserving than Joseph Yobo of the Eagles assistant coach job.Yobo has been more or less a politician over the past few years;moving with the Jonathans & some other persons in this dispensation.Getting Amaju Pinnick to ‘help’ him won’t require much.— Umar Sa’ad Hassan (@Alaye_100) February 12, 2020 We all watched Joseph Yobo analyzing football on DSTV at #Afcon2019..Like we saw Sunday Oliseh do also at #Afcon2013.I had no complaints with Sunday Oliseh being appointed Eagles coach but i honestly don’t think a guy like Yobo is ripe to assist Rohr.I honestly don’t.— Umar Sa’ad Hassan (@Alaye_100) February 12, 2020 In an ideal situation, a serious nation & a serious F.A will let someone like Emmanuel Amunike with Club coaching & Afcon experience to be a Super Eagles assistant and learning further from Coach Gernot Rohr ..But Nigeria will always happen no matter what— 🌟KING OF LAGOS(MFR) (@Derek74399105) February 12, 2020A few others went political.If @MBuhari is bad/wicked as @Jyobo234 claim when he was supporting GEJ & PDP during 2015 Election, would he have been appointed now as Super Eagles’ assistant coach?— Abdulsalam Muftau (@AdeizaM83) February 12, 2020 Former Super Eagles defender and captain Joseph Yobo was appointed to replace Imama Amapakabo as Super Eagles’ assistant coach by the Nigeria Football Federation on Wednesday.Yobo was a member of the Flying Eagles team that represented Nigeria at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship (now known as FIFA U20 World Cup) and had his first game in a Super Eagles’ jersey in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match away to Zambia in Chingola in April 2001.He went on to play in six editions of the competition of which he led Nigeria to win the 2013 edition at South Africa.He played in three FIFA World Cup finals in 2002, 2010 and 2014.As news of his appointment broke, Nigerians trooped to Twitter to react to the appointment of the 39-year-old who played a total of 100 matches for Nigeria at senior level. Despite Yobo’s imposing character and influence, a section of Super Eagles supporters still feel he is not the round peg for the job.last_img read more