John Bartlett Jr. Named Chairman of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Board

first_imgSAN ANTONIO – John Bartlett, Jr., CEO of Automotive Parts Headquarters (APH) in Saint Cloud, Minn., was installed as chairman of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance board of directors at the group’s recent meeting in Miami.    During his two-year term, Bartlett will work closely with the board, Alliance headquarters staff and other Alliance shareholders to shape strategy and set priorities for the group. Bartlett has been at the helm of APH since 1976, and the company has been an active member of the Alliance since 1986.   “Continuously growing and developing the group is everyone’s responsibility at the Alliance,” said Bartlett. “A lot of critical support comes from our headquarters team in San Antonio, and our board is extremely proactive and supportive. But our real strength is in our shareholders at large. I look forward to working with all of these constituencies in the coming years.”   In addition to his work on the Alliance group board of directors, Bartlett has served as a member of the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association Board of Governors. He also is on the board of WACOSA, an organization that provides training and work opportunities for people with disabilities throughout central Minnesota.       AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Chevron Pipeline in Texas Explodes

first_imgAt approximately 9.30 a.m on Thursday there was an incident at the Chevron-operated West Texas LPG system near Milford, Texas. A crew was performing excavation activities at the site when a rupture in the line was reported. Five workers at the site were immediately evacuated. All employees are accounted for, and there are no reported injuries.Chevron has initiated its emergency response procedures and is working with the appropriate local, state agencies and emergency response organizations to assess the current situation and respond to the incident.The flow of product in the pipeline has been shut-off, and residual burn continues. There is an adjacent Chevron owned 14” LPG pipeline that the company is currently monitoring. Chevron and emergency response organizations are actively monitoring the incident and taking every precaution to contain and ultimately extinguish the fire.Local unified command has established a 1.5 mile evacuation zone at the site, and approximately 700 people in the town of Milford have been asked to evacuate. The local Red Cross has mobilized to assist those impacted in the region. Chevron has also established a toll-free claims hotline for affected residents[mappress]LNG World News Staff, November 15, 2013last_img read more

Toni Kroos: Real Madrid midfielder signs new contract

first_imgGermany midfielder Toni Kroos – linked with a move to Manchester United earlier in the year – has extended his Real Madrid contract until 2022.The 26-year-old, who arrived at the Bernabeu from Bayern Munich for a reported £24m in 2014, has scored four goals in 108 games for Real.The World Cup winner was tipped as a possible United signing by Old Trafford legend Paul Scholes in September.last_img

State releases English-proficiency results

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Almost half the teens in the Santa Clarita Valley who don’t speak English as their first language scored at or above the state’s standard, according to test results released today. But elementary school students didn’t fare as well. In the Hart Union High School District, 48 percent of their English-language learners scored at the advanced or early advanced levels – considered proficient by the state – in the California English Language Development Test administered in October. Non-English speaking elementary students spread across five local school districts averaged at 36 percent proficient, with scores varying from 22 percent in the Castaic Union School District to 38 percent in the Newhall Elementary District. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Statewide 32 percent of English-language learner students scored at or above the state’s standard. The state has devised a five-tier system to gauge the progress of non-English speaking students and to ensure their reaching proficiency. The levels are: beginning, early intermediate, intermediate, early advanced and advanced. The majority of the students in the Santa Clarita Valley who did not score proficient in the CELDT remained at the intermediate level. Test results also varied depending on language each student spoke. Predominantly Spanish-speaking students scored lower than Korean- or Vietnamese-speaking students. [email protected] (661) 257-5254last_img read more