Mary Aichlmayr, Tire Review Managing Editor, to Join the Advisory Panel of Ask Patty

first_imgSARASOTA, FL — AskPatty.com, Inc., announced today that Mary Aichlmayr, managing editor of Tire Review magazine, will join the automotive advisory panel of industry-expert women for their new woman’s portal, Ask Patty. The Ask Patty website, http://www.askpatty.com, which launched June 8, 2006, provides a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics online. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Mary Aichlmayr is managing editor of Tire Review magazine, a business publication read by more than 30,000 independent tire dealers in North America. Tire Review is dedicated to the success of tire dealers serving the passenger, commercial, agricultural, specialty and off-the-road tire markets. Aichlmayr writes several feature articles for the monthly magazine as well as a regular column that focuses on business operations and management strategy. She also manages the Tire Review website. During her eight-year career as a trade journalist, Aichlmayr has written for several publications in the manufacturing, supply chain, trucking, warehousing, distribution and real estate arenas. She graduated summa cum laude from Baldwin-Wallace College with a degree in English. In her automotive advisory role, Aichlmayr will respond to questions from female consumers on automotive related topics via the website. The Ask Patty interactive advice blog launched May 22, 2006. “Knowing how to serve women customers is absolutely essential to the success of today’s tire dealer,” said Mary Aichlmayr. “Women represent a powerful force in the automotive industry, and their influence will only get stronger. Fully 65 percent of a typical tire dealer’s customer base is made up of women, yet most still report negative experiences when shopping for tires. That has to change for tire dealers to be successful in the long run.” Advertisement “Mary Aichlmayr has an understanding of the needs of women when it comes to a great buying experience in the automotive industry,” says Jody DeVere, president of Ask Patty. “Her experience with Tire Review will be invaluable to women consumers who come to Ask Patty for answers about their vehicles and dealership interactions.” According to DeVere, Ask Patty provides the safe environment for women to get advice and information needed to feel empowered and confident when they go to their local dealership for car service, repairs, maintenance and when they negotiate and purchase a new or used vehicle. Peter Martin, CEO of AskPatty.com adds, “Adding Mary to our Automotive Expert Panel is a great step for Ask Patty. It will allow us to expand our knowledge base to cover even more information about tires and the aftermarket world of the automotive industry.”last_img read more

Jay Jay Okocha to captain Nigeria in All Sixes tournament in London

first_imgFormer Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, will captain a Nigeria team to the inaugural Star Sixes football tournament to be staged at the O2 arena, London.Nigeria was on Friday drawn in Group B of the tournament, alongside Brazil, Italy and China.According to the organisers, the tournament will feature past football icons who represented their countries at major international tournaments.Also expected in the Nigeria team include the likes of Nwankwo Kanu, Victor Ikpeba, Emmanuel Amuneke and Yakubu Aiyegbeni.Aside from Nigeria, football powerhouses like Brazil, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Netherlands, France, England, Portugal, Australia including China will also compete in the inaugural 12-team event, which takes place from 13 to 16 July.Other football legends such as Steven Gerrard, Carles Puyol, Michael Ballack, Deco and Robert Pires will also be among the many stars unleashed on the competitive stage once again.The tournament’s official websitestarsixes.com quotes the Pitch International Managing Director Jonathan Rogers as he reveals the objectives and vision of the Star Sixes tournament.“The long-term objective of Star Sixes is simple,” the Pitch International Managing Director Jonathan Rogers told the tournament website.“We intend it to become ingrained within the global football calendar as the premier event for international greats.“We envisage Star Sixes establishing its place in The O2 calendar in a similar way to the fantastic box office events such as the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and NBA Global Games London also hosted at the venue”, he said.The Star Sixes GroupsGroup A: England, Spain, Mexico, ScotlandGroup B: Brazil, Italy, Nigeria, ChinaGroup C: Germany, France, Portugal, Denmarklast_img read more

Arsene Wenger admits he has no idea when Santi Cazorla will return from injury

first_img1 Arsene Wenger insists Santi Cazorla’s Achilles injury will not ‘harm his future’ – but admits he has ‘given up’ on setting targets on a comeback.The Spaniard has not featured for Arsenal since the 6-0 win over Ludogorets on October 19, when he was replaced after 57 minutes.It has been reported that Cazorla has been forced to seek specialist advice in Spain in a bid to cure the Achilles problem and that he is still some way away from playing again.However, Wenger believes the 31-year-old could be back in action within a month if all goes well.When asked about Cazorla’s injury situation, the Frenchman said: “Look at the moment I have given a little bit up on that.“I don’t know how far he is, Santi, because it looks to me that he is making progress but as long as the player is not in full-time training with the squad it is very difficult to set targets.“It’s not a big injury that will harm his future but it’s an inflammation at the back of his Achilles and it’s very difficult on inflammation to give a set time.“My gut feeling is that it will be short now, two weeks, but after that, when a player comes back to full training, it still takes two weeks to get ready to play again.” Santi Cazorla has missed Arsenal last six games with an Achilles injury last_img read more