You may be interested in… CARICOM has greatly benefited from the commitment and dedication of the Government and people of Jamaica, Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has said as he extended congratulations on the country’s 56th Anniversary of Independence. “Over the years, your country has contributed significantly to the integration movement and I look forward to continuing this strong track record of dedication to regional integration with you and your administration”, the Secretary-General said in a congratulatory message to Jamaica’s Prime Minister Mr Andrew Holness. The Secretary-General noted that Prime Minister Holness’ assumption of the CARICOM Chairmanship came at a critical time as the Caribbean Community continues to be confronted by many challenges in its quest to build resilience. Mr Holness became chairman on 1 July 2018 and chaired the recent 39th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica. “I look forward to working assiduously alongside you and your government to further realise the aspirations of the Caribbean Community,” Ambassador LaRocque said. Jamaica marks its Independence Anniversary on Monday 6 August 2018 under the theme “Jamaica 56, One Love, One Family”. “The Community joins with the Government and people of Jamaica in celebrating this landmark and wishes the country continued success in its path to sustainable development,” the Secretary-General said. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jamaican who was oldest person in the word dies Sep 16, 2017 CARICOM SG congratulates new Jamaica PMCARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has extended heartiest congratulations to newly elected Prime Minister of Jamaica, Mr. Andrew Holness. “I look forward to working with you in continuing to strengthen our integration movement in the interest of the people of Jamaica and of the wider Caribbean Community, the Secretary-General said…March 7, 2016In “CARICOM”CARICOM celebrates Jamaica’s 58th Independence AnniversaryThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Jamaica on the occasion of the country’s 58th Anniversary of Independence on 6 August 2020. “The choice of theme for this year’s celebration “Resilient and Strong … Let’s Celebrate Jamaica 58”, reflects the national qualities that undergird the spirit…August 6, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM SG congratulates Jamaica’s Prime Minister on Election victorySecretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Jamaica’s Prime Minister Hon. Andrew Holness and the Jamaica Labour Party on their victory in the General Elections of 3 September 2020, and has given the assurance of CARICOM’s full support.. “The people of Jamaica must be commended for…September 8, 2020In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp
OVERLAND PARK, KS — CARSTAR, one of North America’s largest collision repair organizations, has promoted three of its executives. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Daren Fristoe, most recently senior vice president, has been promoted to the position of chief administrative officer for CARSTAR. Fristoe will continue to provide the company with corporate leadership, specifically focusing on the areas of human resources, training and education, franchise communication and services, corporate marketing and community initiatives. Fristoe joined the CARSTAR organization in May of 2002 after serving as vice president of human resources at eScout, LLC. Bill Vance has been promoted to the position of vice president of marketing for CARSTAR, from his previous role as assistant vice president of marketing. Vance joined CARSTAR in 2003. Since then, he has been instrumental in the development of cutting-edge marketing programs for both CARSTAR. Vance previously served as vice president of franchise development for Mr. Goodcents, a Midwestern-based restaurant chain. Prior to that, he was vice president of marketing for RentWay, a nationwide chain of rental-purchase stores. Dan Young, previously assistant vice president of insurance relations, has been promoted to the position of vice president of insurance relations for CARSTAR. Young joined CARSTAR in 2003. He was previously employed for nineteen years at Allstate Insurance Co., where he worked in a number of capacities throughout his career. In his expanded position with CARSTAR, Young will continue in his role of insurance program creation and management, relationship development, industry connectivity and expanding the CARSTAR brand awareness within the insurance community. Advertisement In addition to these promotion announcements CARSTAR has reported successful results from its recent franchise expansion program. This year, CARSTAR worked to expand its nationwide collision repair network and has to date has signed 40 new franchise agreements, including the first CARSTAR location located in the state of Alabama. This brings CARSTAR to a total of 352 collision repair shops within North America (252 in the United States and 100 in Canada) with market presence in 24 states and growing. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
LAKE FOREST, IL — Tenneco Inc. announced two executive appointments today. David Wardell has been named Tenneco’s new senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Karel Van Bael has been promoted to vice president and general manager for the original equipment ride control business, Europe. Both appointments are effective immediately. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “We are very pleased to welcome David Wardell to Tenneco. He brings with him an impressive legal background and a wealth of corporate law experience,” said Gregg Sherrill, Tenneco chairman and CEO. “We are also delighted that Karel will be joining our senior management team. His deep knowledge and experience in our Europe OE ride control business makes him the perfect choice for this key leadership role.” Wardell comes from Abbott Laboratories, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including several leadership positions in International Legal Operations. Most recently, he served as associate general counsel and divisional vice president, Pharmaceutical Products Group Legal Operations. Before joining Abbott, Wardell served as assistant counsel in the International Law department for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. He also worked as associate counsel for Clairol Inc., a Bristol-Myers Squibb subsidiary. Prior to his 10 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Wardell was an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He graduated with an AB from Princeton University and a JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Van Bael had been serving as interim general manager of the company’s European OE ride control business unit since March 1. Previously, since 2002, he served as executive director of operations, responsible for all ride control manufacturing and aftermarket distribution throughout Europe. Previously, Van Bael held a number of ride control positions with increasing responsibilities in the areas of sales, engineering and operations, including plant manager of Tenneco’s Sint Truiden, Belgium facility; director of OE sales and engineering for Monroe Europe; and vice president of operations, Monroe Europe. He joined Tenneco in 1969. Advertisement For more information about Tenneco, go to: http://www.tenneco.com.
DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – Art Richardson, a 49-year veteran of the automotive aftermarket, has joined AIM as the company’s southern California sales representative. For the past 16 years, Richardson owned his own manufacturers’ representative firm, Specialized Sales (originally known as Mr. Reman), based in southern California. Richardson began his aftermarket career working in an auto parts store as a counterman and store manager. He later worked for Motors Inc./Cardis, a warehouse distribution company that specialized in remanufactured parts. He served in a variety of capacities with the company including product manager and sales manager. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Art brings a wealth of experience to AIM in remanufactured products,” said Chris Love, national sales and marketing manager, AIM. “His deep understanding of what customers want and need will be a vital asset to our sales efforts.” Richardson lives in Victorville, CA, and has been married to wife Eveline for 39 years. They have three children and four grandchildren. From 1978 to 1992, Richardson was an active volunteer with AYSO – The American Youth Soccer Organization, eventually becoming the area director for the AYSO Area 11-L South Orange County Chapter. His outside interests include ATV’s, street rods, woodworking and spending time with family. For more information about AIM, visit: www.aimpowerinmotion.com.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Eaton Corp. has announced that Jim Sahli has been named to the new position of director – global field sales and marketing for the Vehicle Group, effective April 1. In his new role, Sahli will report directly to John Coll, vice president – global marketing for Eaton.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Jim’s broad experience and exceptional skills uniquely qualify him to deploy the end-user marketing strategy in all regions of the globe similar to the Roadranger field marketing model that differentiates Eaton in North America,” said Coll. Sahli joined Eaton’s Truck Components Business in 1979 and has held numerous sales and marketing leadership positions. Most recently, he served as director – field sales and marketing for Truck North America. He holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich. Eaton also announced that Mandar Dighe has been named director – field sales and marketing for Truck North America, also effective April 1. In his new role, Dighe will report directly to Tim Sinden, president – of Truck North America. “Mandar’s strong technical knowledge and wide range of business development and sales and marketing experience make him a great choice to lead the Roadranger Field Marketing organization,” said Sinden. Dighe joined Eaton in 1998 as a participant in the Operations Management Development Program. In addition to his recent role as manager, market development and product planning for the Light Duty/Off Highway Transmissions business, Dighe served as integration manager for Eaton’s Fuel Emissions and Safety Controls business; plant manager of Eaton’s Athens, Ga., supercharger facility; and product strategy manager for Eaton’s Air Induction and Cylinder Head Systems business. Dinge has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from GMI Engineering & Management Institute; a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan; and a master’s degree in manufacturing management from Pennsylvania State University
Courtesy/LANLFLANL FOUNDATION News:Española — Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation welcomes new members of its Board of Directors: Wilmer Chavarria, Gary Falle, Thom Mason and Tania Sanchez, and returning member Kathryn Harris Tijerina.“Our new strategic plan is focused on growing and retaining local educators; supporting the social emotional needs of educators, students and young children; improving learning across the education spectrum with emphasis on STEM; and strengthening college and career pathways. It is important to us that our board members reflect the communities we serve, while bringing leadership and vision to our organization.” said Jenny Parks, LANL Foundation, president and CEO. “Our newest board members are welcome additions who bring a depth and breadth of experience and knowledge to our team.”LANL Foundation’s Board of Directors is an active, dedicated group of professionals who oversee all investment and budgetary functions of the organization. The Executive Committee meets every six weeks and the full Board convenes quarterly, working closely with Foundation staff to ensure that ongoing goals and programs are in alignment with the strategic plan.Wilmer Chavarria is Principal at ETS Fairview Elementary School in Española and a former English Language Arts teacher at Española Valley High School. He is originally from Nicaragua and calls Chimayó home.Gary Falle is the Senior Advisor to University of California (UC) National Laboratories at in the UC Office of the President who joined the UC Office of Federal Governmental Relations in 2005 and served as Associate Vice President. Prior to joining UC, he was focused in international business consulting and served as Chief of Staff to Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson and as Acting Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy. Falle resides in Washington, D.C.Thom Mason joined the LANL Foundation Board as an ex officio member when he became Director of LANL and President and CEO of Triad National Security, LLC under the Laboratory management contract in November 2018. Triad is a Limited Liability Company comprised of The Regents of UC, the Texas A&M University System, and Battelle Memorial Institute, an Ohio nonprofit corporation. Prior to becoming Director of the Lab, Mason worked for Battelle as Senior Vice President for Global Laboratory Operations and spent much of his prior career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, including 10 years as its director. Mason is a resident of Santa Fe.Tania Sanchez, of Santa Fe, has spent 17 years working at the Lab, now serving as Chief of Staff for the Network and Infrastructure Engineering Division. She is former City Councilor for the City of Española where she was born and raised. Her commitment to community and education may be seen through her service on the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund advisory committee, the It Takes a Valley community outreach forum and the Girls on the Run program inspiring young girls to be healthy and confident.Kathryn Harris Tijerina, of Santa Fe, is an enrolled citizen of the Comanche Nation from southwestern Oklahoma. She is a member of the Bar Association of Washington, D.C. and worked for the Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, directed natural resources for the State of New Mexico, served on the Albuquerque Mayor’s Cabinet as Director for Cultural and Recreational Services and was the Executive Director of the Railyard Stewards. “The LANL Foundation Board of Directors brings together experienced leaders in public and higher education, business and nonprofit sectors, reflective of our communities and local culture. Our new members bring a fresh perspective to our organizational goals. We’re excited to continue this work in collaboration with the staff and in partnership with stakeholders and those we serve to make a deep impact on education in Northern New Mexico,” said Hervey Juris, board chair. LANL Foundation board members serve for three-year terms. Current members are as follows. Executive Committee Members are:Chair Hervey Juris of Santa Fe is Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School.Vice Chair Elmer C. Torres of San Ildefonso Pueblo is former Pueblo Governor and former Tribal Liaison Director in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Government Relations OfficeTreasurer Bill Wadt of Los Alamos is retired from management at Los Alamos National LaboratorySecretary Denise Thronas of Ohkay Owingeh is a First Line Manager for the Actinide Engineering and Science Group at LANL.Immediate Past President Nan Sauer of Los Alamos is the Associate Director for Chemistry, Life, and Earth Sciences at LANL. At Large Member Robert Coombe of Santa Fe is Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Denver.At Large Member Jeannie Oakes of Santa Fe is Senior Fellow in Residence at the Learning Policy Institute Members at Large are: Tamara Bates of Santa Fe is a development consultant and was most recently a Financial Advisor at UBS.Billie Blair of Santa Fe is a consultant in media and marketing.John Gulas of Santa Fe is formerly the President of Los Alamos National Bank, now known as Enterprise Bank and Trust.Barry Herskowitz of Santa Fe is a retired CPA and former Assistant Professor of Accounting at Marymount Manhattan College. Wayne Kennedy of La Jolla, Calif. is former Senior Vice President of UC. Brenda Romero of Española is Administrator and previous Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services at Española Hospital.Patricia Trujillo of Española is director of Northern New Mexico College’s Office of Equity and Diversity. About the LANL Foundation (www.lanlfoundation.org)Since 1997, the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked to inspire excellence in education and learning in Northern New Mexico through innovative programming, collaboration and advocacy. By investing in human potential, the Foundation’s vision is that all New Mexicans have the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient, lifelong learners who are engaged in their communities. Programs in early childhood, K-12 teacher and student programs, inquiry STEM education, scholarships and small grants serve Northern New Mexico communities primarily in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties.
Join PEEC, Bandelier and other entities 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28-29 for a reforestation volunteer project at Bandelier. Pre-registration is required to volunteer for this project. Courtesy/PEEC PEEC News:The Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Bandelier National Monument are looking for volunteers to help with reforestation efforts in the Monument this weekend.Staff from Bandelier, the U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico State University and volunteers through PEEC will plant thousands of Ponderosa and Douglas Fir seedlings 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29 in areas of the park affected by the Las Conchas Fire of 2011.Registration is required for this volunteer project at peecnature.org.Participants can join this exciting effort in the local National Park for one or both days. The group will park in the large parking area across from the Cerro Grande Trailhead at the intersection of N.M. 4 and Forest Road 289.When registering, volunteers will have the opportunity to select how far they would like to hike to plant trees. Participants should wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sturdy boots and a hat. Bring water, snacks, lunch and work gloves. Tools will be provided and kids are welcome to help with this project as long as they stay with an adult.For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email email@example.com or call 505.662.0460.PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray LujánSTATE News:NAMBÉ – After hearing reports that Santa Fe County residents have faced significant problems in the absentee voting process ahead of the June 2 Primary Election, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján is asking New Mexico’s Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver to extend the deadline for absentee ballots to be counted. Specifically, Luján applauded Toulouse Oliver for her work in implementing a vote by mail system to deal with COVID-19 and is requesting that all statewide ballots be counted if they are postmarked by June 2, rather than only if they are received by June 2. “In recent days, amidst a surge in requests, there have been concerning reports of delays in receiving and processing absentee ballots, and some ballots that are missing altogether. As the June 2 primary quickly approaches, it’s clear that action must be taken to ensure that all voices are safely heard by extending the deadline for counting ballots,” Luján said. “Overall, our vote by mail system is working and is providing a critical option for voters to submit ballots by mail or in person. While the Secretary of State and County Clerks are working around the clock to ensure this primary is fair and high-functioning during COVID-19, there must be extra care to ensure everyone can vote safely, including vulnerable populations like people with disabilities, seniors, and Native communities who have been disproportionately affected.”
Bring your receipt to projectY cowork Los Alamos, 150 Central Park Square, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (with the exception of 12-1 p.m.) to claim your $20 gift card to a local Central Park Square business. Only one receipt is allowed per day, but there are no restrictions on the number of submissions per person/family. Additional gift cards will not be awarded based on higher receipt totals.Recipients will be able to choose the gift card of their choice, based on availability, on a first-come basis.The promotion will conclude once all gift cards have been awarded to local shoppers.“Our local businesses have really struggled during the pandemic,” said Ryn Herrmann, Los Alamos Chamber Director. “We call on the community to support them, as they enhance the vitality of our town.”The related promotion spearheaded by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce encourages local shoppers to submit 5 recent receipts from any business in Los Alamos County, and they will be mailed a $10 Chamber Check, redeemable at dozens of local businesses. More details are available at www.LosAlamosChamber.com; the Chamber Check promotion runs until Sept. 7, or when promotional funds are expended. In addition to the Shop Central Park Square promotion, Kunsberg has also sponsored the recent drive-in movies at Central Park Square, which has included a free pizza per registered car, from nearby Time Out Pizzeria. Additional movies and dates are still pending. About Los Alamos MainStreet and the Chamber of Commerce Los Alamos MainStreet and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce are programs of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, projectY cowork Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Research Park. Los Alamos MainStreet News:Spend at least $10 at a participating Central Park Square business and receive a $20 gift card to a local business Central Park Square owner Philip Kunsberg is launching a program, “Shop Central Park Square”, to support his Central Park Square tenants. Anyone who spends at least $10 at a participating Central Park Square business is eligible to receive a $20 gift card for that business, or another located in Central Park Square.The promotion is being coordinated with assistance from Los Alamos MainStreet and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, and complementing the existing Chamber Check promotion, “Shop, Snap and Save” with Chamber Check rewards. “The promotional funds from the Central Park Square owner are being used to purchase gift cards directly at the Central Park Square businesses most deeply impacted by the pandemic and who continue to face restrictions on their normal operations,” said Los Alamos MainStreet Director Lauren McDaniel. “Purchasing these gift cards gives business owners an immediate infusion of cash, and at the same time will hopefully incentivize and reward the community for continuing to support these businesses. We applaud Philip for identifying creative ways to help his tenants during this difficult time.” Here’s how to participate in the Shop Central Park Square promotion: Spend at least $10 at a participating Central Park Square business: Allure Hair Salon, Bankens Martial Arts, Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, Bennett’s Fine Jewelry, Boese Brothers Brewpub, Dave’s Sports Barbershop, Don Taylor’s Photography, Origami, Pet Pangaea, Red Dragon Bowl (formerly China Moon), Rigoberto’s, Rose Chocolatier, Time Out Pizzeria, Upex.
Overall COVID-19 risk by state. The nonprofit organization Covid Act Now monitors daily diagnoses, infection rates, testing positivity, ICU headroom, and contacts traced in each state. The overall COVID-19 risk is based on these five metrics. The risk designation differs from those used by the state of New Mexico in two respects: (i) New Mexico Department of Health factors in only daily diagnoses and test positivity rates, (ii) Covid Act Now low risk designation requires less than 1 average daily diagnoses per 100,000 people, whereas NMDOH has a threshold of 8 average daily diagnoses per 100,000. Hence, the Covid Act Now threshold is eight (!) times more stringent than that used by New Mexico. Map credit: mapchart.net. Source: covidactnow.org. Created by Eli Ben-Naim