Barbados launches Caribbean Week Of Agriculture on Monday

first_imgThe Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Barbados will launch the Caribbean Week of Agriculture on Monday, 1 October, at 10:00 a.m., at the Ministry’s headquarters, Graeme Hall, Christ Church. The CWA will be held from Monday, October 8, to Friday, October 12, under the theme ‘Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the Region’. Among the features of the launch will be remarks by the Hon. Indar Weir, Minister of Agriculture and Food Security of Barbados. During the CWA, the opportunity is taken by regional organisations to host a number of workshops, which will be held simultaneously throughout each day. Among the topics to be covered under the Technical Workshops to be conducted, will be the following: Preparations move into high gear for Caribbean Week of Agriculture in BarbadosA Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) website was launched earlier this week as preparations moved into high gear for the event which will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados, 8-12 October, 2018. The premier agriculture event on the Region’s calendar will be held under the theme ‘Strengthening agriculture for a healthier…August 16, 2018In “Barbados”Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Week of Agriculture will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados, 8-12 October, 2018, under the theme ‘Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the Region’. The CWA will be formally opened on 10 October, 2018 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Please visit the…September 24, 2018In “Barbados”Caribbean Week of Agriculture Launched in Barbados TodayThe 15th edition of Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) was launched in the host Member State – Barbados today and plans are in place for a packed week of activities: 8-12 October 2018. The Barbados Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, the Hon. Indar Weir, in his remarks, stated that…October 1, 2018In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp World Bank Provides US$8M to Strengthen Agriculture and Food… CARDI Working With Stakeholders to Bolster Agriculture… Aug 27, 2020 Jul 14, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Region in Danger of Failing SDG Hunger Target – UN Caribbean COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact… Jun 29, 2020 • Development of the Regional Coconut Industry.• Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship• Climate Resilience in the Agriculture and Fisheries Sectors• Small Ruminants• The School Feeding Programme As is customary, a Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Agriculture will be held during the week of activities. You may be interested in… Aug 19, 2020last_img read more

Doug Hodge Named Controller for Affinia Under Vehicle Group

first_imgDeMoulpied 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.  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. 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.  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 ANN ARBOR, MI – Affinia Group has named Doug Hodge as group controller for its Under Vehicle Group in McHenry, IL. Hodge will report to John Washbish, president, Affinia Under Vehicle Group. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Doug brings more than 30 years of experience to this position, having served as an audit manager, treasurer, plant, division and group controller,” Washbish said. “Doug’s previous service as a vice president and regional controller in the Asia Pacific region for Dana Corporation will be particularly important to Affinia and our global business strategies.” Hodge, who has been acting group controller for Affinia since December 2006, earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the University of Louisville and a master’s of business administration degree in finance from the University of Kentucky. For more information about Affinia, go to: http://www.affiniagroup.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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Cary Redman Joins Edelbrock’s Midwestern Sales Team

first_imgDeMoulpied 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. 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.  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.  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 TORRANCE, Calif. – Edelbrock recently announced the addition of industry sales professional Cary Redman to its Midwestern direct sales team.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Redman will be a direct sales employee of Edelbrock and will be managing the Midwestern sales team. He has more than 12 years of industry experience, most recently as a national sales manager for Mr. Gasket (Prestolite Performance) and as a territory and key account manager for Holley Performance Products from 1999 to 2003. Redman earned a bachelor of science degree in business management and automotive aftermarket management from Northwood University and also has an MBA from Ashford University in Iowa. Redman has been a hands-on enthusiast from an early age. Over the years, he has restored and modified numerous vehicles – from a 1979 Chevrolet truck to his next project, a 1956 Chevrolet 210 that is slated for a full restoration. Redman has also been involved in SEMA’s Young Executives Network since 2008 and was awarded the Young Executive of the Year in July of 2009. Commenting on the appointment, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Steve Whipple said, “We are very excited to add Cary to our Midwest sales team. We look forward to utilizing his experience and understanding of the retail channel to help grow these relationships. He will be a great asset to our sales team and we can’t wait to start working with him.”,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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Snow Scenes In Los Alamos & White Rock This Morning

first_imgScene this morning on Central aveneu in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Ann HibbsScene this morning heading down the Main Hill Road. Photo by Nancy Ann HibbsScene this morning as snow collects on a decorative pot along N.M. 4 in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann HibbsPotterylast_img

Councilor James Robinson Discusses COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgBy JAMES ROBINSONLos Alamos County CouncilGood morning Los Alamos,I personally wanted to first begin by thanking all those workers in our food and retail service. The last week has brought a tremendous amount of change to our daily lives, and every one of you has handled the crowds with grace and patience.I also would like to give thanks to our amazing community. As soon as it was announced the schools and other services were closing, social media groups were created to help organize volunteers to get those people who are in need what they require to get through this trying time.When the need comes, Los Alamos always steps up.The path COVID-19 or Coronavirus will take is always changing, I highly recommend everyone keep in touch with the local media for any additional change that will come to our community. As new information becomes available, we will do our best to get it out as fast as possible. Our county leadership is working hard to ensure that essential services are maintained as they also reduce personal contact.As we see more efforts for social isolation take effect, I encourage everyone to find inventive ways to check in on those who might not have regular social interaction. We live in the digital and communication age, and we are a very inventive community. A phone call can mean the world to someone who might not have family around.We, as a community, have weathered wild fires, snow storms, arctic blasts and bomb cyclones. We will weather this virus, and come out stronger and better prepared for the next pandemic. I encourage everyone to take notes on how COVID-19 has affected you or your family. Once the virus has passed, lets come together and work to build community initiatives to better prepare ourselves for the next virus. We did that after Cerro Grande, and it made us better prepared for Las Conchas.As always, if possible:Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds;Maintain social distancing; andAvoid touching your eyes and face.If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at james.robinson@lacnm.us or the whole council at countycouncil@lacnm.usTake care.last_img read more

Secretary Of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Announces Today’s Early Launch Of Online Absentee Ballot Request Tool

first_imgSecretary of State Maggie Toulouse OliverFrom the Office Of the Secretary of State:SANTA FE – As part of her commitment to protecting democracy and ensuring the state’s 2020 elections proceed as efficiently and normally as possible, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver today announced the opening of ​her Office’s online absentee ballot portal in light of New Mexico’s ongoing public health emergency regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. The online absentee ballot application portal can be accessed directly at this link or through the Secretary of State’s Voter Information Portal NMvote.org. New Mexico’s primary election will take place on June 2, 2020.“Though the ongoing public health emergency has disrupted much of our day-to-day lives, I want to make sure every eligible voter in New Mexico has an opportunity to cast their ballot,” Secretary Toulouse Oliver said. “Opening the online absentee portal a month early is just one of the ways my Office, and election administrators around the state, are taking steps to ensure safe and efficient elections this year. Though there will still be in-person voting during the early vote period and on June 2nd, I encourage voters to utilize an absentee ballot as a way to fulfill your civic duty to vote while also fulfilling your civic duty to practice social distance.”New Mexico has what’s known as “no-fault” absentee balloting, a pro-voter policy meaning that any eligible New Mexico voter can request an absentee ballot for any reason. The first day County Clerks can mail requested primary election absentee ballots to voters this year is May 5, 2020; the last day a voter can request an absentee ballot for the primary election is May 28, 2020. All absentee ballots may be returned by mail (with postage already paid for by the state) to the voter’s County Clerk’s Office, or in-person at an alternative voting location, mobile alternative voting location, or any Election Day polling location no later than 7 p.m., June 2, 2020.The Secretary of State has also set up an FAQ page for absentee ballots on her website at this link.REMINDER: The Secretary of State’s Office has suspended all in-person services and transactions without an appointment as a proactive measure during the public health emergency. This suspension applies to both our Elections Division and our Business Services Division. There will be no further face-to-face processing, with the exception of Apostilles and limited election-related filings.last_img read more

Chart 16: COVID-19 Daily Cases By County In New Mexico

first_imgChart shows the cumulative cases of COVID-19 by county in New Mexico. Created by Eli Ben-Naim Chart shows total cumulative counts for tests, diagnoses, and deaths, as well as the number of hospitalizations per day of COVID-19 statewide in New Mexico. Created by Eli Ben-Naimlast_img

New Mexico State Auditor Wants YOU To Count

first_imgSTATE News:ALBUQUERQUE — State Auditor Brian S. Colón, through the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) and the New Mexico Public Procurement Association (NMPPA), urges New Mexicans to complete their 2020 Census forms today. The COVID-19 outbreak is reinforcing the critical importance of completing the 2020 Census. How federal tax dollars are allocated, to fund health clinics and hospitals, public safety organizations such as fire and police departments, and schools, is based on the Census count.The stakes are high in New Mexico and the 2020 Census will guide the distribution of billions in federal dollars each state receives over the next ten years.New Mexico needs YOU to RESPOND TODAY to ensure you count and that New Mexico gets the funds we need and deserve.“You deserve to be counted and your responses will impact New Mexico’s resources for the next ten years,” Auditor Colón said. “New Mexicans deserve fair representation and a quality of life that will allow them to thrive in New Mexico. The Census will determine how many federal dollars New Mexico receives over the next ten years for our hospitals, our schools, and so many vital human services New Mexicans rely on.”  “The New Mexico Public Procurement Association (NMPPA) is encouraging its statewide membership to complete the 2020 Census.” NMPPA President, Rennette Apodaca said. “The Association understands the vital importance an accurate count means for New Mexico to receive the federal funding it requires for procuring goods and services for operational excellence in New Mexico.”The Association has served New Mexico public entities for 22 years and has over 360 members state wide. NMPPA members are instrumental in procuring goods and services utilizing taxpayers funds. The Association has sent out reminder emails to its membership and encouraged completion of the 2020 Census via social media. Unfortunately, responses to the 2020 Census from New Mexicans is lower than the current national average of 52.4%. As of today, only 41.5% of New Mexicans have responded, according to the US Census Bureau. In a state as unique as New Mexico, where many of our residents reside in rural communities, completing the Census may prove difficult. However, New Mexicans, for the first time, may now respond to the Census online, by phone, or by mail.Under normal conditions the US Census would engage outreach efforts to better assist Census takers in rural communities. However, as a consequence to the COVID-19 health crisis much of the door-to-door outreach is limited due to social distancing efforts to combat the Coronavirus from spreading. That is why New Mexicans statewide, but more so in rural communities, are being asked to be proactive in completing the form online or by phone. HOW TO COMPLETE THE 2020 CENSUS To complete your Census online visit: www.my2020census.govTo complete your Census by phone you may call: 1.844.330.2020.To complete your Census by mail, simply return the form you received (note if you receive mail at a PO Box you will not have received a form and you should complete the Census online or by phone). Census responses are required and guides are available online in 59 languages. For more information visit www.2020census.gov.last_img read more