Phyzix Automotive Appoints David Boyle Chief Operating Officer

first_imgGRAPEVINE, Texas – Phyzix Automotive has announced the appointment of automotive industry veteran David Boyle as the company’s new chief operating officer (COO).  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Phyzix Automotive through its Phyzix Synthetics brand offers a line of scientifically advanced high-performance products for today’s vehicles, including fuel system, engine, driveline, radiator and power steering additives and cleaners. Through its affiliation with NASCAR, Phyzix Synthetics manufactures and distributes a line of NASCAR-licensed professional automobile maintenance fluids designated as the “No. 1 Professional Maintenance Fluid of NASCAR.” In his new role as COO, Boyle brings more than 20 years of automotive experience to this leadership position at Phyzix.   “Phyzix has a great foundation to build upon” said Boyle. “Our vision for this space combined with our affiliation with NASCAR, one of the most recognizable brands in the world, has Phyzix poised to take the fluid maintenance business by storm.”   Prior to joining Phyzix, Boyle was president of Mobile Productivity Inc. (MPI), the automated vehicle inspection division of Service Repair Solutions Inc. (SRS Inc.). During his tenure with MPI, he was responsible for building and managing this startup venture to more than 1,000 dealership customers and 175 employees. Prior to MPI, he held various executive positions with Newgen Results Corp. Boyle’s automotive industry knowledge and motorsports background combined with his experience at building successful companies that become top tier auto dealership suppliers, uniquely qualifies him to lead Phyzix, the company says.Advertisement “The connection with NASCAR takes me back to my motorsports roots in Canada,” Boyle said. “Many people don’t realize that my initial exposure to the automotive industry was through racing back in my early 20s when I raced professionally for a number of years. I am very excited about this opportunity; Phyzix will do great things in the near future.” Boyle added, “Our first order of business is to expose auto dealers to Phyzix. We are a brand new company with an exciting and new value proposition for dealers. We had the luxury of stepping back and looking at the established space of fluid maintenance chemicals and look for ways to improve every element of it. We have done that and now it’s time to get the message out.”last_img read more

DAC Beachcroft accounts reveal £10m cash call

first_imgMembers of international firm DAC Beachcroft have injected capital totalling £10.2m to help fund a five-year growth plan, LLP accounts have revealed.According to accounts filed this week with Companies House, the money was added to a £40m four-year revolving credit facility which will provide a ‘stable platform’ for ‘strategic growth’.The injection of capital came during a financial year in which fee income grew from £163.5m in 2012 to £186.8m in 2013.Profit before taxation was up 43% over the same period, from £22.2m to £31.7m.The members’ report said: ‘In order to maintain liquidity to ensure that sufficient funds are available for ongoing operations and future developments, the group uses a mixture of long-term and short-term bank finance and members’ capital.’The accounts also reveal staff costs increased from £86m to £99m, with the total number of employees rising from 1,842 to 2,051.The highest profit share of a member dropped during the year from £579,000 in 2012 to £450,340 in 2013.The firm, created by the 2011 merger between Davies Arnold Cooper and Beachcroft, continued to grow in 2012/13. In September 2012 the firm acquired the business and assets of Andersons Solicitors to form DAC Beachcroft Scotland and later that year expanded into Chile.This week the firm also opened an office in New York, which will be used to promote multi-jurisdictional insurance capabilities, especially across Latin America.The new base will also allow it to build greater relationships in North America, it says. It forms part of a strategic alliance agreed with specialist New York insurance law firm Abrams, Gorelick, Friedman & Jacobson (AGF&J).last_img read more

Fremont gives up a lot of points early, falls to conference foe Newaygo 48-7

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Felipe Rivero finalizes $22M, 4-year deal with Pirates

first_img“They were saying they wanted to keep them,” the Pirates closer said. “Tough to see two of the best guys leave.”Rivero, however, doesn’t appear likely to follow them out of Pittsburgh. The hard-throwing left-handed reliever finalized a $22 million, four-year contract on Thursday, a deal that includes two club options and could be worth $41 million over six seasons. The 26-year-old, acquired in a trade deadline deal with Washington in 2016, receives a $2 million signing bonus and agreed to a deal that covers his arbitration-eligible years, giving him peace of mind.“I want to be relaxed the next few years and not have arbitration cases,” Rivero said. “I just want to help the team as much as I can right now.”Rivero took over as Pittsburgh’s closer last May and went 5-3 with a 1.67 ERA while converting 21 of 23 save opportunities and striking out 88 batters in 75 1/3 innings. Rivero let his sister work in concert with his agent during negotiations, adamant he wanted to remain with the Pirates.“When I got traded they … tried to make you feel like you’re at home,” Rivero said. “That’s why I wanted to stay for a few more years.”General manager Neal Huntington said the team was “humbled” by Rivero’s decision, adding the cost certainty of the deal means the Pirates can move forward with confidence knowing one of the few bright spots from a mostly forgettable 2017 is in place through the end of this decade and the beginning of the next.“It frees him up to just go pitch, frees him up to just go do his thing,” Huntington said. “He doesn’t have to worry about a lot of the things that players worry about.”Rivero sent out a handful of curious tweets on Monday, when the Pirates sent McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants . Huntington said Rivero next expressed any reluctance to sign the contract and downplayed the idea Pittsburgh is intent on bottoming out before trying to return to the heights of 2013-15 when the franchise reached the playoffs three consecutive years.“This gives us the opportunity to build a bullpen around him, build a club around him and put our best foot forward to compete and do everything we can to win ballgames in ’18, ’19 and beyond,” said Huntington, who called the idea the Pirates will get worse before they get better a “false narrative.”Either way, Rivero will be along for the ride. He’ll make $2.5 million this season, $4 million in 2019, $5.25 million in 2020 and $7.25 million in 2021. The Pirates have a $10 million option for 2022 with a $1 million buyout and a $10 million option for 2023 with a $500,000 buyout. Rivero laughed when asked if he planned to celebrate by going out for some paintball, one of his favorite pastimes, at least until Thursday.“I kind of want to but going to start staying safe right now,” he said. “Going to stop doing crazy things.”___More AP baseball: PITTSBURGH (AP) — Felipe Rivero admits he was a little surprised when Pittsburgh Pirates parted with established stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen over the last week, part of a roster reset the club insists is not to be confused with an actual rebuild. Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Felipe Rivero (73) reacts to the final out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, on Friday, April 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)last_img read more

Sculpting for laughs

first_imgBy Rowan Forster  For award winning artist Graham Dean, his inspiration is simple: make people laugh. The recent Pakenham Art…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Peewee Leafs

first_imgThe Nelson Peewee Leafs have been struggling to find consistency this season on the Minor Hockey circuit. The Leafs, starting the season off on a sour note, are looking to put it all together for the 2011 part of the season.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute the Nelson Peewee Leafs with Team of the Week honours.The members of the team include, back row, L-R, assistant coach Jared Seminoff, assistant coach Brian Jones, Taylor Cooper, Amit Bhabra, Matthew Jones, Matthew Brind’Amour, Aigne Mcgeady-Bruce, Justin Podgorenko, Jayden Maida, Merissa Dawson, Everett Hicks and head coach Ron Podgorenko. Front, Joey Timmermans, Kaleb Comishin, Logan Mengler, Ben Woodwar, Jaden Bennett, Jacob Shukin, Bryce Twible, and Curt Doyle. Missing, assistant coach Greg Andrusak, goalie coach Ian Perreault.The Leafs are off to Spokane for a pair of league games Saturday and Sunday.last_img read more

UPDATED: Seeds advance at Klash in the Kootenays

first_imgThe seeds are heading down the tournament trail for a Saturday afternoon faceoff following opening round games at the Klash in the Kootenay women’s flat track roller derby championships at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.And the host Kootenay Kannibelles are right in the thick of the run to the final after posting a win over Okanagan/Shuswap Raggedy Rollers Friday.The Kannibelles play Red Deer Roller Derby Association Belladonnas at 4 p.m. while top seeded Terminal City plays E-Ville at 2 p.m.The winners advance to the championship final Sunday at 11:30 a.m.In action Saturday morning, the Oil City Derby Girls of Edmonton topped the 200-point total against Deathbridge of Lethbridge.The Oil City Derby Girls play in the five-six consolation game at 6 p.m.Klash in the Kootenays at the NDCC Arena promises to be a big hit for the fans and playersIt’s probably the fastest growing sport in North America and now fans of women’s flat track roller derby can see the best Western Canada has to offer this weekend in Nelson at the Klash in the Kootenays.“The teams coming to this tournament are the tops in Western Canada,” said Michelle Sylvest of the organizing committee and president of the West Kootenay Women’s Roller Derby League.“So fans won’t get to see better action anywhere.”The eight-team seeded tournament begins at noon Friday in the NDCC Arena with the host Kannibelles meeting the Okanagan/Shuswap Raggedy Rollers.In the only meeting this season between the two rivals, the Kannibelles skated away with a lopsided victory.Roller Derby has been on a rise in the West Kootenay for both fans and players. The success of the Kannibelles is the reason why region is playing host to the Westerns.“Our team had a pretty good run last year at the Best of the West (in Kelowna) so we got asked to host the event this year,” said Sylvest, adding the Kannibelles are led by National team player Beretta Lynch.The Kannibelles enter the tourney as the second seed behind top-ranked Terminal City Roller Girls of Vancouver.Terminal City meet Deathbridge of Lethbridge at 2 p.m.Red Deer Roller Derby Association Belladonnas meet Calgary Roller Derby at 4 p.m. before the final contest between Edmonton rivals, E-Ville and Oil City Derby Girls goes at 6 p.m.“This is going to be one exciting game,” Sylvest said. “Both teams are from Edmonton and there’s a strong rivalry between them.”“Fans won’t get to watch a better game than this (Friday),” Sylvest adds.Each team is guaranteed three games.Semi finals are set for Saturday at 2 and 4 p.m. — if the Kannibelles advance, the host squad will meet the winner of Red Deer and Calgary at 4 p.m.The two semi final winners meet in the tourney final at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The consolation final is set for 9 a.m. Sunday.The winner represents the western provinces at the National Tournament in the spring of 2013.Sylvest invites the public to attend any of the games.Tickets are available for the entire tournament or for single days.For more information check out the tournament website at, and did we say they’ll be an influx of players, coaches and spectators in Nelson for the weekend?“We expect to see about 300 extra people in Nelson with most of them derby girls,” Sylvest explains.last_img read more

Leafs clinch Murdoch Division Title with OT win over Bruins

first_imgThe infraction not only cost the Leafs a man on the ice for two minutes, but Thompson for the rest of the game as the penalty carries a game misconduct.In the third the Leafs caught a break when Smoler was also ejected from the game following a five-minute head contact penalty.Hunt, running his consecutive point streak to 13 games, was able to tie the game for Nelson before Cooper snapped home the winner in the extra frame.Nelson finished the game out shooting the Bruins 43-30 with Josh Williams registering the win in goal.Former Leaf Quinn Yeager took the loss for the Bruins between the pipes.Nelson concludes its five-game home stand Saturday when Castlegar visits the NDCC Arena.The Rebels lost 6-5 in overtime to Spokane Braves.Castlegar rallied from a 5-2 deficit, scoring three times in the third period.However, Trail Thompson scored the winner in the second overtime to pull the Braves to within five points of fourth-place Grand Forks in the race for the final Murdoch Division playoff spot.BLUELINES: Captain Sawyer Hunt has registered 20 points during his 13-game streak. . . . Hunt joins Zach Morey, Josh Williams and Nicholas Wihak as Nelson grads playing their final home game when Nelson hosts Grand Forks. . . . Williams currently holds down top spot in KIJHL goalie stats, tied with Levi Mitchell of Creston Valley with a 1.80 goals against average. Williams leads the league in wins with 20. For a time, Friday night at the NDCC Arena, it appeared the Nelson Leafs were willing to simply back into the Murdoch Division Title.After 40 minutes, potential first-round playoff opponent, Grand Forks Border Bruins held a slim 2-1 lead against the Green and White.However, this Leaf team is not like some squads from the past.After Leaf Captain Sawyer Hunt tied the game in the third period, Ryan Cooper sent the home crowd away happy by scoring the game-winning goal in overtime sparking Nelson to a 3-2 victory over the Bruins.The victory, the sixth straight, clinched the Murdoch Division Title for the Leafs — the first for the Heritage City franchise since 2014.Nelson opened the scoring in the first period when affiliate call up, Marty Ingram scored an unassisted goal early in the opening frame. It was Ingram’s first goal of the season for Nelson.The Bruins erased that lead when Riley Smoler scored twice in the second period on the power play — the go-ahead marker coming after Leaf defenceman Dash Thompson was whistled for a checking-from-behind penalty.last_img read more

Lamar Men and Women Highlight NCAA South Central Regional

first_imgStephen F. Austin sophomore and Southland Male Newcomer of the Year Charles Mathenge finished the course in a time of 29:58 – roughly a 4:50 mile pace – to break his second school record of the season and capture a seventh-place finish. The Ol Kalou, Kenya, native also owns the school record in the 8K (23:42) after his runner-up performance at the Conference Championships on Nov. 3. Mathenge also earns a spot in the upcoming NCAA National Championship race and is a NCAA All-Region honoree. The NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship selection show will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. CT, and will stream live on Lamar freshman runner Minttu Hukka was the top Southland women’s finisher as she placed 14th in the 6K race with a time of 20:43.6 and took home NCAA All-Region honors. Hukka was named Southland Freshman and Athlete of the Year after winning the Conference Championship race on Nov. 3. Hukka was followed by teammate and first team all-conference selection Leigh Lattimore, who finished 17th in 20:52. Lamar’s Verity Ockenden, a first team all-conference selection, also finished in the top 25 with a time of 21:02.6. Lattimore and Ockenden each were NCAA All-Region honorees. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Lamar men’s cross country team finished third at the NCAA South Central Regional hosted by Arkansas Friday afternoon, while the Lamar women came in fourth. Lamar’s Sam Stabler and Stephen F. Austin’s Charles Mathenge each punched a ticket into the NCAA National Championships with their top-10 individual finishes at the regional race. Three Southland women’s runners placed in the top 25 and claimed NCAA All-Region honors, while Lamar had a fourth-place team finish. Southland runner-up Stephen F. Austin came in ninth, McNeese State 13th, Sam Houston State 15th, Houston Baptist 18th and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 19th. A total of ten Southland men’s and women’s runners earned NCAA All-Region honors after finishing in the top 25 of the NCAA Regional race. Lamar senior runner Sam Stabler, who was Southland Conference Male Athlete of the Year and league champion, ran the Agri Park 10K course in 29:35.9. Stabler ran a personal career best 10,000-meter time and claimed NCAA All-Region honors. The Leicester, England (Ratcliffe College), native finished third out of 152 total runners and 23 teams to earn a spot in the NCAA National Championships Nov. 22 in Terre Haute, Ind. Men’s ResultsWomen’s Results Lamar’s Jan Lukas Becker and Southland Male Freshman of the Year finished the race course 12th in a time of 30:09.6 and earned NCAA All-Region honors. Central Arkansas’ Jonathan Burgess came in 16th, Stephen F. Austin’s Cody Brown 19th, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Philipp Baar 20th and Lamar’s Alex Dunbar 24th, each claiming a spot on the NCAA All-Region list. Seven Southland men’s runners finished in the top 25 and earned NCAA All-Region honors as Lamar and Stephen F. Austin had top-five team finishes. Lamar’s third-place finish was followed by Stephen F. Austin in fifth place. McNeese State men and Central Arkansas men finished ninth and 10th, while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi came in 13th, Sam Houston State 17th, and Houston Baptist 21st. A total of 31 teams compete as a team at the NCAA Division I Championships with 18 automatic bids from the top two teams at each regional, 13 bids are at-large. After teams have been determined, 38 additional individuals per gender are selected. After teams have been determined, 38 additional individuals per gender are selected to compete. From those teams not selected in the above process, the top four finishers at each regional are automatically selected but must have finished within the top 25 of the region. Two additional athletes will be selected from the remainder of the national pool as at-large individuals but must have finished in the regional top 25.last_img read more