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Pep Boys Appoints Robert Hotz Chairman of the Board

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.  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.  PHILADELPHIA — Pep Boys today announced that independent director Robert Hotz was appointed chairman of the board of directors. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Hotz, who has been a Pep Boys board member since 2005 and serves on its compensation and audit committees, is senior managing director, co-head of investment banking, a member of the operating committee and co-chairman of the investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Inc. In addition, he serves as a director of Universal Health Services Inc. Hotz succeeds Max Lukens, who resigned from his director and chairman positions for personal reasons.,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 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. 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

No. 23 Mississippi State proves to be too much for Southeastern Louisiana

first_imgAny chance of Southeastern making a game of it was ended early in the second half. MSU scored the first 14 points of the half and eventually grew the second half advantage to as much as 64 points. HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana women’s basketball team dropped a 97-36 decision to No. 23/25 Mississippi State in non-conference action Sunday afternoon at Humphrey Coliseum. No. 23 Mississippi State 97, Southeastern Louisiana 36 Junior forward Nanna Pool led Southeastern with nine rebounds, though MSU finished with a 69-30 rebounding advantage. Pool also blocked a career-high five shots in the loss. Victoria Vivians (17 points, 11 rebounds) and Martha Alwal (15 points, 11 rebounds) each posted double-doubles for the Bulldogs. The duo was joined in double figures by Morgan William (12 points) and LaKaris Salter (10 points). Jerica James led MSU with seven assists and all 13 Bulldogs who played scored. Senior guard Elizabeth Styles led Southeastern with nine points, while senior guard Symone Miller added seven points. MSU held Southeastern to 28.0 percent (14-for-50) shooting from the field. Junior guard Peaches Anderson led SLU with two assists.center_img Southeastern played MSU evenly for much of the first half. A basket by senior forward Jameika Hoskins pulled the Lady Lions within 14-13 with 14:03 left in the opening half.Mississippi State would gradually pull away, finishing the half with a 12-3 run to take a 45-25 lead into the break. For the second straight game, Southeastern (3-5) played well in the first half before things went south in the second half. Mississippi State (8-0) outscored SLU, 52-11, in the final 20 minutes to pull away. Southeastern will take a week off to all the student-athletes to concentrate on final exams. The Lady Lions will be back in action on Sunday, facing LSU at 2 p.m. in Baton Rouge. Sunday’s game will be broadcast live in the Hammond area on KSLU-FM (90.9) and on the Internet at www.LionSports.net. – Return to top –last_img read more

Gardai appeal for witnesses after second arson attack in days

first_imgGardai are asking motorists to view dashcam footage following a suspected arson attack in broad daylight in Falcarragh.The blaze happened yesterday afternoon at around 3pm in the Derryreel area.Extensive damage was caused to an unoccupied bungalow but nobody was hurt in the incident. Gardai say early indications are that the fire was started maliciously and have appealed for anybody who was in the area at the time or may have dashcam footage to come forward.It is the second suspected arson attack on a home in the county in recent days.However, Gardai do not think the attacks are connected.Another fire gutted a family home in Kilmacrennan earlier this week. Advertisement A young family were due to move into their dream home before Christmas before it was torched on Sunday last.Gardai appeal for witnesses after second arson attack in days was last modified: December 24th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:arsonattackdonegalFalcarraghGardaiinvestigationkilmacrennanlast_img read more

Cape school gets solar-powered lab

first_img13 August 2008The Bernadino Heights High School outside Cape Town has benefited from a government initiative that seeks to balance education with environmental responsibility, which has seen the school get a computer laboratory that is totally solar powered.The Western Cape education department’s Khanya project, which is tasked with installing and supporting technology to enhance teaching and learning in the province’s schools, funded and built the laboratory in the town of Kraaifontein, on the northeast outskirts of Cape Town.The increasingly important role of technology in society, the growing number of schools at which Khanya has installed computer laboratories, and energy constraints convinced the project that they had to look at alternate energy sources.“It would be irresponsible of Khanya not to consider the impact on the environment,” said Kyanha programme manager Kobus van Wyk in a statement by the Western Cape education department last week.“In solving an education problem, the project is in danger of creating an environmental one.”In addition, relying on solar power means such laboratories can be deployed in rural areas without worrying about needing an electrical connection.Members of the Khanyi project began working on a solar power pilot project about a year ago and Bernadino Heights was selected as the recipient of the first solar-powered computer laboratory.“An exceptionally well managed school that serves a poor community, Bernadino Heights is a school where Khanya would receive positive co-operation,” the statement read.Reduced power usageAccording to the solar technology providers, Energy Efficient Options, the project consists of 60 solar panels, capable of producing 4 500 watts per hour, with a three-phase, nine kilowatt inverter capacity. Security was also a concern, and the solar panels had to be placed out of direct view of the road and all cables had to be buried to prevent vandalism or theft.The energy is used to run the computer laboratory, which has 30 personal computers and a printer, and the administration room, which has eight personal computers, a fax machine, a photocopier and a printer.The equipment being used in the laboratory was also upgraded to reduce power usage to nearly a third of what is used by a traditional Khanya computer laboratory.Improving affordabilityKhanya project’s implementation manger Andre Pietersen said that while no real difficulties were experienced during the pilot project, the greatest challenge remained to reduce costs.However, he added that the focus of the current pilot project was not on finding a cheap solution, but rather to determine whether solar energy could be used to power a Khanya computer laboratory.“The next phase of Khanya will be to concentrate on a more affordable model,” he said, adding that the new laboratory would be a stepping stone in the rollout of energy saving, environmentally friendly technology installations.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Pharmacy Completes Rollout of Time Delay Safes in All of Its Local Pharmacies

first_imgCVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, announced today that it has completed the rollout of time delay safes in all of its 512 CVS Pharmacy locations in Pennsylvania, including pharmacies located in Target stores.The safes are anticipated to help prevent pharmacy robberies and the resulting diversion of controlled substance medications. In addition, the safes are anticipated to help CVS Pharmacy ensure the safety and well-being of its customers and employees.CVS Pharmacy expects these time delay safes to help deter pharmacy robberies – including those involving opioid medications such as oxycodone and hydrocodone – by electronically delaying the time it takes for pharmacy employees to be able to open the safe.- Sponsor – CVS Pharmacy first implemented time delay safes in Indianapolis, a city experiencing at the time a high volume of pharmacy robberies, in 2015. The company saw a 70 percent decline in pharmacy robberies among the Indianapolis stores where the time delay safes had been installed. “Pharmacy robberies are a challenging issue… Yahoo! Finance Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Kluivert banned, Chiesa fined

first_imgJustin Kluivert is given a one-match ban and Federico Chiesa fined for simulation, while Roma face an investigation over racist chants. The Disciplinary Commission announced its findings after Week 8 in the Serie A season. Roma forward Kluivert will be suspended for this weekend’s match with Milan after his red card for two bookable offences against Sampdoria. In the same match, Roma fans were heard making racist chants towards Samp midfielder Ronaldo Vieira and an investigation has been opened. The Giallorossi immediately issued an apology and pledged to work with the authorities to identify the perpetrators. Fiorentina star Chiesa has been fined €2,000 for simulation in the penalty area against Brescia, which also earned him a yellow card during the game. Lecce Coach Fabio Liverani is suspended and fined €10,000 for insulting the fourth official. Genoa assistant manager Roberto Muzzi is given a two-match touchline ban and €5,000 fine for insulting the officials. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Djokovic sub Murray ring rusty on return

first_img‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Murray did not speak to the media, but told the court-side commentator: “Obviously I made a slow start and Roberto is one of the best players in the world.“When you haven’t competed for a while, it takes time to get up to that pace. I started to feel a bit better towards the end but I need to keep improving for sure.“It was nice to be able to play. I was just planning on stopping here for a couple of days on the way to Australia to get some practice in with the guys.“But obviously it was unfortunate that Novak was not able to play and I was here so I agreed to play a set and obviously I am happy to be able to come out here and play in front of everyone.”South African world No14 Kevin Anderson continued his impressive run of form, dispatching world No5 Dominic Thiem 7-6 (6), 6-4 in one hour and 32 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Andy Murray of Great Britain returns the ball to Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2017 match in Abu Dhabi, on December 29, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NEZAR BALOUTAndy Murray made his comeback from a nearly five months injury layoff, losing a one-set match to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on Friday.The former world number one, winner of three Grand Slam titles, lost 6-2 after filling in for Novak Djokovic, who was a late withdrawal Friday after a recurrence of pain in his right elbow.ADVERTISEMENT The US Open runner-up this year will meet Bautista Agut in the final Saturday after the Spaniard benefited from Djokovic’s late withdrawal from the tournament.The former world No1 Djokovic, winner of 12 Grand Slam titles, was expected to make his comeback after nearly five months of layoff due to an elbow injury, but felt pain in the same spot while practicing and withdrew.Anderson and Thiem traded one break each in the first set before the powerful service game of the tall South African helped him hold sway over the Austrian.Winner of all their three previous head-to-head matches on the ATP Tour, Anderson then broke Thiem in the opening game of the second set, and that proved decisive in the end.In the match to decide the fifth-sixth place, Russia’s Andrey Rublev beat Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-2.The highlight of what has traditionally been a men’s exhibition tournament will be the comeback match of the former women’s No1 Serena Williams on Saturday. The 36-year-old American, the most successful player in the history of women’s tennis with 23 grand slam titles, plays the reigning French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in a match scheduled to be held before the men’s final.Williams was last seen in action winning the Australian Open this January. She then took a sabbatical and to give birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia, in September. PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Bucks edge Thunder on controversial Antetokounmpo basket The 30-year-old Scot was last seen in action in his loss to Sam Querrey in Wimbledon and then shut down the season after that to recover from a niggling hip injury.Murray moved gingerly on the court and clearly showed the rust physically, although he never clutched his back or showed any overt signs of still carrying the injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingRefusing to run down several balls in the opening few games, he was more competitive towards the end, the highlight being a 12 minute 15 second battle to hold his serve at 1-5 down.However, the damage was already done as he lost his first two service games to go 0-4 down at one stage. BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Referee Upgrade for All!

first_imgThis weekend from Port Macquarie to Perth, referees will all be getting an upgrade!The New South Wales Junior State Cup and the WA State Championships will be the first opportunity for the new referee uniform to be worn.After a long consultation process and design phase the new kit will make its debut on close to 400 referees.The new design is in line with the national programs and Australian playing design as well as being high tech with respect to the fabric utilised to provide maximum comfort.In the coming week a new ordering platform direct with national sponsor KooGa will be launched making it easier than ever to obtain uniforms.The referee uniform will be worn at all levels and will replace the various styles in circulation in due course.  This will mean that there are no extra uniform costs associated with transition from the park through to the national level.  TFA will be working through allocations to referees to minimise the cost of such a replacement as well as applying flexibility at the national events through the panel to manage the use of the old and the new as it is phased in.TFA would like to thank the feedback of the Referee Panel as well as the National Referee Squad who assisted in providing feedback as well as broader consultation.  We would also especially like to thank TFA Board member, Barry McNamara, and Anthony Smith for the leadership role they played in this process.Stay tuned to the website for the launch of the online shop –  www.austouch.com.au.Related LinksReferee Uniformslast_img read more

ESPN Says These Are The 5 Most Overrated College Football Playoff Contenders In 2016

first_imgCollege Football National Championship in Tampa Bay logo.There’s no shortage of predictions with the 2016 college football season now just months away. Whether it’s Heisman Trophy-watch lists or national title contenders, sports news outlets all over the country have taken the opportunity to let their voices be heard. On Tuesday, ESPN decided to flip the script and pick the five teams that will enter the season as the most overrated title contenders – one from each conference. College football roundtable: Overrated playoff contenders https://t.co/nemKu2xbhf— ESPN ACC (@ESPN_ACC) May 17, 2016A panel made up of Jared Shanker, Brandon Chatman, Austin Ward, Edward Aschoff and Ted Miller ended up with the following schools. ACC – Florida StateBig 12 – OklahomaBig Ten – MichiganSEC – LSUPac-12 – StanfordThey go on to explain their reasoning behind these selections, all making pretty solid arguments. You can find that here.What do you think, college football fans? Did they get it right?last_img read more

Two Dead 13 Injured in Bangladesh Shipbreaking Accident

first_imgzoomVIRGIN STAR (first ship from the left) after its arrival in Chattogram; Image Courtesy: NGO Shipbreaking Platform An accident at the shipbreaking beach of Chattogram, Bangladesh, has taken the lives of two workers, while another thirteen suffered severe injuries, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform said.The accident occurred in the afternoon hours of August 31 at Ziri Subedar shipbreaking yard during scrapping operations on the ship CSL Virginia.NGO Shipbreaking Platform said that a heavy cable collapsed on the ship, hitting several workers at once. The injured workers were transported to Chattogram Medical College Hospital for treatment. Following the accident, local authorities ordered the temporary closure of the yard.Relevant officials have launched an investigation into the matter.So far this year, fifteen shipbreaking workers have lost their lives in Chattogram.“It’s sad that our regulatory authorities had to wait for deaths of seven workers and grievous injuries of fifteen in a row of seven incidences in this yard alone since 2011,” Rizwana Hasan, Chief Executive of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) and Platform’s board member, said.The container ship CSL Virginia, beached in Bangladesh in February 2019, was owned and managed by Andreas Hadjiyiannis’ Cyprus Sea Lines, NGO Shipbreaking Platform cited shipping media.The vessel was sent to the scrapyard after its fuel tanks were breached in a collision with a Tunisian ferry off Corsica in October 2018.last_img read more