Auto Care Association Appoints Sheila Andrews As New Director, Heavy Duty Programs

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThe Auto Care Association has announced the appointment of Sheila Andrews as director, heavy-duty programs.The new position was created to directly apply the Auto Care Association mission statement and strategic pillars to the independent heavy-duty aftermarket.Andrews previously served as director, government affairs, Auto Care Association.“We provide many products and services that are applicable or can easily be adapted to the heavy-duty market,” said Bill Hanvey, president and CEO, Auto Care Association. “Our appointment of Sheila is a reiteration of our commitment to heavy-duty. She has gained the respect and trust of the community by previously filling a dual role in government affairs and managing the Heavy Duty Distribution Association (HDDA). This experience will serve the community well as they are facing many of the same issues as automotive such as data accessibility, embedded software and trade.”Andrews will be responsible for developing programs that respond to immediate and future needs of the industry, as well as creating strategies to help make the industry more efficient and strengthen the competitiveness of the independent heavy-duty aftermarket.“The heavy-duty aftermarket has an identity that sets it apart from automotive in many ways, but all organizations in the independent aftermarket share similar threats,” said Andrews. “I look to leverage the full depth of resources from the association to benefit the heavy-duty channel in addressing those threats and opportunities.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Solidarity ceremony marks 8th ALBA anniversary

first_img 11 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Solidarity ceremony marks 8th ALBA anniversary by: – December 15, 2012 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share One of the posters at Saturday’s ceremonyAlthough today, December 15th marks a very significant day in the diplomatic relationship between Dominica and Venezuela, it is dampened by President Chavez’s illness.Eight years ago, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA); an international cooperation organization based on the idea of social, political, and economic integration between the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean was formed.It also marks two hundred years since the creation of the Cartagena Manifesto, written by Simón Bolívar during the Colombian and Venezuelan War of Independence, after the fall of the First Republic.This document explains in significant detail what Mr. Bolivar believed to be the causes of this loss, and was written in Cartagena de Indias, on 15 December 1812.Although these may be cause for celebration, it is dampened by the fact that Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez is recovering after a major surgery in Cuba.As a result of this historical significance, and in solidarity with President Chavez, the Venezuelan Embassy held a special ceremony at the Simon Bolivar Square in Goodwill.Venezuelan Ambassador Carmen Martinex (front row left ) with government officials and members of the diplomatic corps at the Simon Bolivar Square on Saturday “We are here in this historical place to…express solidarity with our friend, our brother, with the leader of the Bolivarian revolution Hugo Chavez,” said Venezuelan Ambassador to Dominica, Carmen Martinez.A week ago, after a brief visit for “oxygen therapy” treatment in Cuba, Mr Chavez said his cancer had receded and that he needed to undergo another operation.The operation which lasted six hours was his fourth operation in 18 months.“Right now medical reports indicate that President Chavez is in a stable condition. The medical team indicates that the patient is successfully recovering given the complex nature and duration of the kind of surgery,” Ambassador Martinez continued.She noted that in numerous cities around the world, many people are praying for President Chavez’s recovery and solicited continued prayers for his full recovery.Cuban Ambassador to Dominica, Elena Ramos expressed “a sincere message of solidarity” to President Chavez on behalf of her government, people and Cuban society in Dominica.Cuban Ambassador Elena RamosIn wishing President Chavez a speedy recover, she said; “we are confident that within eight years, in 2020 the brothers and sisters of Dominica, Venezuela, Cuba and others will meet again in this place to celebrate and on that occasion, the 16th anniversary of the creation of ALBA, and the 8th anniversary of Chavez’ recovery”. Meanwhile, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alvin Bernard expressed solidarity with “Comrade Chavez in his time of trial” as friends come together in time of crisis.“We are here to do that because of the benefits that we have had from Venezuela, but also because we recognize President Chavez as a dear friend and friends come together in times of crisis,” Mr. Bernard indicated. He reiterated Dominica’s solidarity with President Chavez and the citizens of Venezuela because “we see ourselves as one people by way of our history and the economic integration program that we are now engendering through ALBA and Petro Caribe”.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is currently in Caracas for a special event in commemoration of the Cartagena Manifesto and the creation of ALBA. Acting Prime Minister Dr. Colin McIntyre, Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore, Culture Minister Justina Charles, OECS Ambassador Felix Gregoire, Petro Caribe officials and staff, Dominica Labour Party officials, and other members of the diplomatic corps attended the ceremony.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Bay My Hero (ISH) – Tattersalls CCI3* Winner 2012

first_img 6 June 2012, 14:19 Tags: Bay My Hero (ISH) – Tattersalls CCI3* Winner 2012 Tattersalls International Horse Trials 2012William Fox-Pitt and the Irish Sport Horse gelding Bay My Hero won the featured class, The Irish Field CCI3*, at Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair in association with Horse Sport Ireland. This win was to secure the treble for Fox-Pitt and the Cult Hero (CAN)(TB) gelding, Bay My Hero, the pair having previously won the CCI1* in 2010 and CCI2* in 2011 at the same venue. The winning combination collected €6,500 in prize money. Seven Irish Sport Horses filled top ten positions in the CCI3* class. Ireland’s Sarah Ennis and her Porsch (BWP) sired Sugar Brown Babe (ISH) took second place with Polly Stockton (GBR) and Westwood Mariner (ISH), by Cult Hero (CAN) (TB), in third.Bay My Hero (ISH) was bred by Bryan Maguire, Tomgar, Ballycanew, Gorey, Co. Wexford.For full story Download Attached Home  »  Breeding News  »  Bay My Hero (ISH) – Tattersalls CCI3* Winner 2012 last_img read more

Utah Utes basketball: Record back to .500 after beating Wyoming

first_img Related Freshman trio steps in for Utes SALT LAKE CITY — Midway through the second half on Saturday, Utah was clinging to a one-point lead and having little success guarding Wyoming’s superb freshman, Desmar Jackson, who had 25 points at the time.Utah coach Jim Boylen was basically asking for volunteers when 6-foot freshman Chris Hines stepped forward and said he could guard the 6-5 Jackson.”Coach said in the huddle, ‘Who’s going to guard him?’ And I said, ‘I got him,’ ” Hines said.Not only did Hines guard Jackson better than anyone else on the team and help shut him down the rest of the game, he provided some instant offense, sparking the Utes to a 74-64 victory before 10,138 at the Huntsman Center.The win evened the Utes’ overall record at 14-14 and Mountain West Conference mark at 7-7 with two games left in the regular season. The Cowboys fell to 9-19 and 2-12.The Utes’ veteran players, Luka Drca and Carlon Brown, played poised down the stretch and led the Ute scoring with 17 and 16 points, respectively.Several other Utes got into the act with Shawn Glover tying a career-best with 10 points, all in the first half, Jace Tavita getting a career-best six assists and Jason Washburn scoring seven points and blocking a career-high four shots.But none made a bigger impact on the game than Hines, whose playing time has increased in each of the past six games to a season-high 17 minutes Saturday.After entering the game with 11:41 left and the score 46-45, Hines sank a 3-pointer from the left corner, then hit David Foster with a pass for a dunk.After a free throw by Washburn, Hines sank another three from the right angle to give the Utes an eight-point lead.Then came what may have been the turning point of the game with 7:48 left.Jackson, who hadn’t scored for nearly four minutes with Hines guarding him, threw an elbow toward Hines, who responded with some words and a slight shove to the chest.The officials immediately called a technical on Hines, but after reviewing the video replay, called a double-technical because of Jackson’s elbow. Although the Utes only increased their lead by two the rest of the game, the incident fired up the team.”I thought that took a little edge off them and helped our guys,” said Boylen. “Our guys in the huddle were jacked up and it was good.”Hines added, “I think it helped the team and kind of changed the game at that point. I’m from Houston and I’m not going to take that type of thing, you know.”Hines went out briefly, but when he came back in, he received a big ovation from the crowd and went to work on Jackson again.”When you guard him you can’t let him dictate what he wants to do,” he said. “I think that’s what we were doing at the beginning, but I was annoying. Once I got into him, I saw he got a little frustrated.”While Jackson scored six more points the rest of the game to finish with 31, two came on a switch, two on free throws and two when Hines was out.”Hines did the best job on him, because he got into him,” Boylen said. “I thought Chris’ energy and toughness got us going with his physical play. He’s a tough nut and I was proud of him.”The Utes had a hard time shaking the Cowboys, who came into the Huntsman Center on a seven-game losing streak with their last win coming against the Utes in Laramie last month.Both teams shot 13 for 31 in the first half and were tied 31-31. Wyoming led briefly in the second half, but a Drca 3-pointer put the Utes ahead for good at 42-41.The Cowboys pulled within five at 67-62 on Jackson’s last basket of the game with 2:01 left, but the Utes hit seven of eight free throws to put the game away.Utah will play BYU Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Huntsman Center and conclude the regular season with a game at Colorado State on Saturday afternoon.GAME NOTES: Jay Watkins took an elbow to the face early in the second half and didn’t return. Afterward, Boylen said he had “concussion symptoms” and was kept out as a precaution. This came three days after Watkins took an elbow above the eye and had three stitches during the Air Force game … The Utes outrebounded the Cowboys 37-26, the fourth straight game they’ve outboarded their opponent. Kim Tillie led the way with seven rebounds.e-mail: [email protected]center_img 40 years of the Huntsman Centerlast_img read more