LAS VEGAS – Northwood University honored eight automotive aftermarket leaders with its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award on Tuesday, November 2, during a luncheon at AAPEX.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Those being honored are: Stephen Crowley, president and CEO, VIPAR Heavy Duty, Crystal Lake, Ill.; James Franco, president and CEO, Autologue Computer Systems Inc., Buena Park, Calif.; Martin Gold, president, S-G Imported Car Parts, Inc., Farmington Hills, Mich.; John Grote, vice president of sales and marketing, Grote Industries, Inc., Madison, Ind.; Michael Lambert, president, Automotive Distribution Network, Germantown, Tenn.; William Rhodes III, chairman, president and CEO, AutoZone, Memphis, Tenn.; Ronald Rossi, director of market research, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), Bethesda, Md.; and Susan Ulrey, executive director of customer sales operations and e-commerce, Tenneco, Inc., Monroe, Mich. The Northwood Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award is given to individuals in the Automotive Aftermarket field who have made noteworthy contributions to education, on any level, inside or outside of the industry. They are people of stature and the award is recognition of substantial dedication over a number of years to the educational process and the field of automotive aftermarket.
Lawyers’ costs are just as big an obstacle to people conducting litigation as court fees, justice minister Lord Faulks has said.Speaking at a fringe event of the Conservative party conference, Faulks (pictured) accepted there is ‘anxiety’ from some in the business community and elsewhere about the level of fees charged for commencing claims in court.But the QC said fees charged by lawyers remain the ‘elephant in the room’ and hinted that the government is still keen to do more to reform ‘enormous’ legal costs.‘I don’t think we have got a grip on the overall amount that lawyers charge,’ he said.‘The Germans, for example, have very much more in the way of fixed costs. Once you decide to go [down] the court routes you know what is coming at the end of the road.’He added: ‘[Court fees are] not too much compared with the fees you come up with for solicitors.’The session itself concentrated on the importance, take-up and consistency of mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution.Speaking at the event, former City solicitor and recently elected Conservative MP Alberto Costa said some of his ex-colleagues are still not doing enough to encourage and promote ADR.‘Looking back over the last 15 years we are not where ADR was promised to be. Most business people don’t know what ADR stands for.‘The majority of litigators, particularly in the City, are still not qualified [in ADR]. People are still wedded to the court system.’Costa said he would like to see ADR clauses as standard in contracts drawn up by lawyers for their clients and said ‘without exception’ his own former clients had approved of such clauses being inserted when the potential benefits of ADR were explained.Costa, a member of the House of Commons justice select committee, also hinted that the committee is preparing to consult on the Legal Services Act ahead of a review by justice secretary Michael Gove, with a view to getting more smaller businesses to access legal help.
19 October 2014, 21:05 Home » Disciplines News » Showjumping News » KURTEN SEES END OF GRAND PRIX DROUGHT WITH WIN AT ODENSE KURTEN SEES END OF GRAND PRIX DROUGHT WITH WIN AT ODENSE Tags: arezzo vdl, grand prix, jessica kurten, odense IRELAND’S Jessica Kurten ended her recent drought of Grand Prix successes with a win at the three-star show in Odense, Denmark this evening (Sunday).One of six to make it through to the jump-off from a starting field of 40, the Antrim-born rider saw local hero Andreas Schou and Allstar take the lead with a time of 35.70.Riding VDL Stud’s chestnut stallion Arezzo VDL, Kurten, who was last to go, managed to shave over a second off Schou’s time, and took home the first prize of a Subaru XV, which she first drove around the arena in a series of exuberant handbrake turns.At Wiener Neustadt in Austria, meanwhile, Ger Clarke made it a Grand Prix double for Ireland with a win in the two-star competition aboard the Irish Sport Horse Rafiki. Not alone in the top ten, Clarke was joined by 20 year-old fellow countryman Sven Hadley, who finished in seventh place with Quanbell.At the World Cup show in Oslo, Norway, Mayo’s Cameron Hanley racked up his first two points in the 2014/2015 World Cup Jumping series, which began this week. Hanley and Eleonore Paschoud and Yves Bouvier’s bay stallion Antello Z finished in 15th place on a first round total of four faults, the best Irish performance of the class.Jessica Kurten and Arezzo VDL, winners of Odense Grand Prix. Picture: Xavier Boudon/Pixizone.com
Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson believes Arsene Wenger is the only man to blame for the club’s poor season so far in the Premier League.A title challenge appears a distant dream as they sit sixth, 13 points behind co-leaders Chelsea and Manchester City.And the Gunners’ defensive frailties were once again exposed as they were beaten 2-0 by Southampton on New Year’s Day.But rather than casting aspersions on the Arsenal players, Robson believes their Frenchman is holding them back due to his lack of tactical nous.He told talkSPORT: “You can go and buy the best four defenders in the world but if you don’t do enough work on the training field and you’re not well organised they are still going to have problems. The problem is not with the players. The problem is still with the manager.“Nobody wins the title or wins the Champions League if they don’t get the balance right between defending when they don’t have the ball and attacking well when they have the ball.“I would say, 50 per cent of the time, Arsenal don’t defend well enough when they don’t have the ball and that’s not because they haven’t go players who can do that, it’s because they haven’t got a structure or an understanding of what they’re trying to do.“If you haven’t got a structure it’s then difficult to identify where the problems are.“If you pinned some of the ex-players down who have been at Arsenal and back Arsene Wenger to the hilt and you say to them, ‘what did you learn tactically and defensively about the game?’, they will all say, ‘well, nothing really, he didn’t really teach us anything, what he did teach us about was diets and looking after ourselves’.“The game has gone on from there, you need to be a good coach as well as a good man manager and sports scientist. Arsene Wenger, in my view, still doesn’t do enough work on the training field and doesn’t understand the tactical side of the game.“I think they’ll just about squeeze into the top four and a lot of people will say there is not too much wrong with that but Arsenal, with the amount of money they’re paying their players, the amount of money they’re paying their manager and the amount of people they get inside the stadium, should be challenging Chelsea and Manchester City for the title. They should be challenging the likes of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid for the Champions League and there is only one man, in my view, that is stopping them and that’s the manager.“If Jose Mourinho was manager of the same Arsenal players they would be right up at the top of the table.”
Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Dimaunahan, whose team dropped to 5-2, said they don’t have a timetable on when Stepheson will be back and that his center’s health problems have been lingering even before the game against the Beermen. “Hats off to the guy, despite his condition he was still able to play that way,” said Dimaunahan. “He was a monster in his first six games. And I just want to thank him for helping our team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MANILA, Philippines—Blackwater had the unfortunate fate of facing a San Miguel team that finally clicked on the same day it lost import Alex Stepheson. ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport SMDC ‘Happynings’ at Grass Residences Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Stepheson was a monster for the Elite averaging 22.2 points, 22 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks in his first six games and his presence was sorely missed against the Beermen, who had Charles Rhodes finish with 32 points, 19 rebounds, and six blocks. San Miguel, which won its first game after losing its opening couple of outings, also had four more players score in double figures with Marcio Lassiter lighting up from beyond the arc going for 29 points on 9-of-16 shooting from deep. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Elite head coach Aris Dimaunahan said his big man was having “health problems” that forced him to sit out the 127-106 loss against the Beermen in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup“He has health problems right now and he’s being checked. I hope he gets his health back in the coming days and help the team again,” said Dimaunahan in Filipino Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. “He has to recover first and hopefully he’ll be back in the next few games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments