Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy… Oct 9, 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Explaining to the media that CBC’s responsibility was “very critical” to the successful broadcasting of all elements of the regional festival, Mr. Lashley indicated that the island expected to welcome approximately 3,000 cultural artistes from 27 countries. “The last occasion that Barbados hosted CARIFESTA was 1981, and we want to ensure going forward we are able to document appropriately and, of course, ensure maximum coverage to persons, particularly in the diaspora … We expect those in Barbados will be participating by actually going to the events but of course CBC through its various services will make it available to all and sundry,” he stated. Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 20, 2020 Soca Food Truck: Caribbean Comfort Food Blends Spices with… Jul 28, 2020 Barbados Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. (Photo via Barbados Government Information Service – FP) CARIFESTA XIII will not lack for exposure thanks to the signing of two agreements – The Host Broadcasters Agreement with the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC); and a Memorandum of Understanding with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU). In a brief signing ceremony (Friday) at his Ministry in Sky Mall, Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, announced that CBC had been appointed the host country’s broadcasting agency responsible for all the television broadcasting arrangements in relation to CARIFESTA XIII. The festival will be held in Barbados from August 17 to 27. You may be interested in… CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 CARIFESTA XIII ends in true Regional integration styleThe Region’s cultural performers transformed the Kensington Oval in Barbados into a sea of Regional integration as they brought the curtains down on CARIFESTA XIII, Sunday night. The Closing Ceremony for the ten-day festival featured performances from some of the region’s top music and dance groups, steel bands, and individual…August 28, 2017In “Barbados”Barbados Minister of Culture to represent CARICOM Chair at CARIFESTA – BGISMinister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, will lead a delegation to participate in the 12th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA, to be hosted in Haiti later this month. Mr. Lashley will also represent Prime Minister Freundel Stuart at the Opening Ceremony on August 21, where…August 21, 2015In “Barbados”Barbados ready for Carifesta XIIIBarbados is on track to host CARIFESTA XIII from 17-27 August, 2017. This assurance was given Monday morning by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, at a press conference to announce the winners of the CARIFESTAlogo and jingle competitions at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Telling stakeholders, members…September 20, 2016In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp
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CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… The project is being funded through the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF), which is managed by the Caribbean Development Bank. It is a collaborative effort among the Government of the British Virgin Islands through the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), and several non-profit organisations, including the Adventist Development Relief Agency, Rotary Family of BVI, BVI Red Cross and the Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society. CDRRF funded the project to the tune of USD649,500. “The devastation experienced in the Caribbean during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season is a reminder that tackling the impacts of climate change in one of the world’s most disaster-prone regions must be a matter of urgency,” said Claudia James, Project Manager, CDRRF, CDB. “CDRRF is pleased to help Borrowing Member Countries build greater resilience to these hazards, which continue to threaten the Region’s social and economic development.” Three flood-prone communities in the British Virgin Islands to get help (Photo via Caribbean News Service) December 28, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Three flood-prone communities in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will soon benefit from a project that will help them build resilience to that particular climate change impact. The Establishing Flood-Resilient SMART Communities through Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) Partnerships project will target the communities of Sea Cow’s Bay and East End/Long Look on Tortola, and Great Harbour on the sister island of Jost Van Dyke. Tropical Storm Gonzalo Sets Record as it Churns Toward… Nana may hit Belize at tropical storm strength; Omar… Sep 2, 2020 You may be interested in… Jun 24, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 New UN Report Offers Blueprint for Greener, More Resilient… CDEMA to recommend ways to expedite implementation of building codesCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government have asked the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) with recommending how the Community could expedite the implementation of building codes. This discussion took place at the just concluded Twenty-Ninth Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, which prioritised discussions…March 7, 2018In “Anguilla”Sink or swim? Islands innovate to thrive in a high-stress worldBARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When the Caribbean island of Barbuda was battered by Hurricane Irma last September, about 90 percent of homes were destroyed or damaged, and the entire population had to be evacuated. Since the school year ended last month, the pace of families returning from neighboring Antigua…July 24, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”How to build back better after a hurricane with the next one a few months awayOP-ED By Irwin LaRocque and Achim Steiner* Imagine relocating the entire population of your country in the face of a colossal hurricane and two months later still not being able to get back home. Now imagine spending several nights in a shelter and taking a stroll the next morning only…November 17, 2017In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Work to be completed under the project will include retrofitting the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School and Valarie O Thomas Community Centre, the installation of sirens, and the procurement and installation of emergency signs and sedimentation traps for water courses. Director of the Department of Disaster Management, Ms. Sharleen DaBreo underscored the project’s importance in helping the BVI lessen its vulnerability to climate change impacts. “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has noted that in recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans,” DaBreo said. Like other Caribbean islands, the BVI is highly susceptible to the devastating impact of natural disasters because of the proximity of communities to coastlines and changes to natural topography. “We have already witnessed firsthand the catastrophic impact of intensifying weather systems that could be attributed to the warming global climate. The August floods we experienced also illustrate the devastating impact of intense periods of rainfall on vulnerable communities,” she said. “The Flood-Resilient SMART Communities project is therefore quite timely for the BVI and we are keen to see the results.” A SMART Community integrates comprehensive disaster management principles to reduce vulnerability and build resilience to climate change impacts. The project is intended to create a safer, healthier and greener environment that allows the residents in the targeted communities and other users to live and function in a way that enhances their overall quality of life. It is scheduled to be completed over the next two years. CDRRF was established by CDB and is supported by the Government of Canada and the European Union. The Fund finances community-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation initiatives at the local level across eligible Borrowing Member Countries of the Bank. Jul 22, 2020
Virtual Hand-Over Ceremony for CARICOM Chairmanship Jul 3, 2020 “So we will hope that through these [sessions]…we are able to plug all the loop holes and ensure we get this right once and for all,” Inspector Brown said. The main facilitator, Constable Sheldon Jeffers from the Immigration Department, participated in a Train-the-Trainers Workshop for Immigration and Customs Officers in June 2017 in Barbados. It was organised by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and was part of the Tenth European Development Fund CARICOM Single Market and Economy Economic Integration Programme. The objective of the training was to clarify the roles and functions of Border (Immigration and Customs) Officers where the CSME was concerned, and to address issues relating to the Free Movement of Persons.Constable Jeffers and other participants in that workshop were then mandated to engage in three training sessions at the national level. This first workshop ran for one and a half days and the second workshop was scheduled for February 09 in Nevis.“We all should know each other’s [role] and what we do, because when persons arrive at the airport, it is our responsibility as immigration officers, as the first point of contact, to inform them, to educate them…” said Constable Jeffers. Assisting him with presentations were Trade Policy Officers from the Ministry of International Trade in the persons of Sherima Powell, Samantha Boone and Shemida Pemberton, along with Jahme Jahbarme who works at the CSME Desk in the Ministry of International Trade. Some of the sessions were also facilitated by the CARICOM Secretariat in Barbados via an online forum. (Press Release via St. Kitts sans Nevis Information Service) CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Twenty-three (23) officials from various agencies in St. Kitts sand Nevis participated in a training workshop which was hosted by the Immigration Department at the Police Training Complex. The purpose of the workshop was to ensure that Government agencies have a common understanding of their roles in relation to the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in general, and the Free Movement of Persons (FMP) in particular. Jun 30, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 Tributes Pour in for Former Barbados Prime Minister The workshop began with a brief opening session on Wednesday, January 07. Head of the Immigration Department, Inspector Jacqueline Brown, explained that one of the intentions was to make participants more aware of their roles in the CSME and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) agreements that the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis had signed on to. You may be interested in… They got an overview of the CSME and discussed topics such as the role of the Immigration Department and its officers, facilitation of travel, free movement of skilled CARICOM nationals, right of establishment and provision of services, as well as customer service. Participants represented the St. Kitts and Nevis Customs and Excise Department, Social Security, the Inland Revenue Department, the Accreditation Council, the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Council, the Labour Department, the Ministry of International Trade, and the Ministry of National Security. PM Gonsalves Praises CARICOM Achievements, says Challenges… Jul 27, 2020 Officials embrace creation of Labour Management Information SystemBasseterre, St. Kitts, February 07, 2017 (SKNIS): Labour stakeholders in St. Kitts and Nevis are pleased with the information sharing and knowledge development taking place at a four-day workshop at the Ocean Terrace Inn. The February 6 to 9 workshop is hosted by the Ministry of Labour in collaboration with…February 8, 2017In “CARICOM”More education awareness needed on CSME – St. Kitts and Nevis Minister of LabourBasseterre, St. Kitts, February 07, 2017 (SKNIS): The Honourable Vance Amory, Premier of Nevis and Minister of Labour, said that a lot more needs to done to engage citizens and residents in the workings of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and the many opportunities available. In an interview…February 8, 2017In “CARICOM”CARICOM makes strides to reduce immigration check point problemsBasseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis (SKNIS)—Strides have been made to reduce complaints of violations of the rights of persons to move freely at immigration check points throughout CARICOM member countries. Sylvonne Jack, Trade Officer in the Ministry of Trade, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Information Technology, and National CSME…October 20, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp
Make COVID Recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and… You may be interested in… IPCC Releases 1.5 Report With Dire Warning For The Caribbean And The World(Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Press Release) – The highly anticipated 1.5 degrees’ report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been released, and the news is dire. But while Scientists ‘sound the alarm about complacency’, they’ve given hope that it is still possible to keep global warming…October 11, 2018In “Belize”UN climate panel says ‘unprecedented changes’ needed to limit global warming to 1.5°CLimiting global warming to 1.5°C will require “far-reaching and unprecedented changes” to human behaviour, according to a United Nations scientific panel, launching a special report on Monday that finds some of the actions needed are already under way, but must be dramatically increased.October 8, 2018In “CARICOM”The Caribbean Reiterates “1.5 Degrees Celsius to Stay Alive”By Kenton X. Chance BRIDGETOWN, (InterPressService) – If there is one lesson that Dominican Reginald Austrie has learnt from the devastation Hurricane Maria brought to his country last September, it is the need for “resilience, resilience, resilience”. And it is not just because he is his country’s minister of agriculture. When…October 16, 2018In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp (Jamaica Gleaner) CARIBBEAN ISLANDS are prepared to fight for the acceptance of the final draft of the Summary for Policymakers (SPM) of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius. The document will come up for approval at next week’s plenary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Incheon, Korea. “It is a very big deal. This is the document that will basically tell us why all the islands, for years, have been asking that we restrict the warming to 1.5 degrees. This document is coming with the evidence of what 1.5 versus what 2 degrees means – and the difference is huge,” said Jacqueline Spence, Jamaica’s climate change focal point for the IPCC. Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture Sep 4, 2020 Oct 7, 2020 ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett “It also speaks to the gaps that exist with NCDs (nationally determined contributions to the reduction of GHG emissions) that countries have agreed to … Basically it is a road map and we need it, especially SIDS. This is our survival document. If we don’t get this document approved, it means we are standing in a very bad position,” she added. Read more at: Jamaica Gleaner Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 10, 2020 NASA Features Belizean Scientist, Emil Cherrington and… Sep 3, 2020
by Dr Jan Yves Remy and Alicia Nicholls (Barbados Today) While we can all agree that trade offers the potential for inclusive and sustainable growth in small Caribbean states, deployment of a successful trade strategy requires recognition and monitoring of its differentiated impacts on women and men. Despite immense strides made in empowering women, they remain under-represented in global trade and are disproportionately affected by international competition and technological changes. On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2019, we highlight the link between trade and gender and make the case that accelerating gender mainstreaming in trade policies of CARICOM member states promotes not just gender equality, but inclusive growth as well. Jul 27, 2020 Pamela Coke-Hamilton Named New Head of International Trade… Oct 1, 2020 Time for advocacy, activism – CARICOM Secretariat on International Women’s Day[su_pullquote align=”right”]Many countries in CARICOM have taken ‘bold steps’ to enact legislation to promote the rights of women in conformance with the CEDAW Convention and based on CARICOM Model Legislation in eight areas, namely citizenship, domestic violence, equality for women in employment, equal pay, sexual harassment and sexual offences, inheritance,…March 8, 2017In “Barbados”CARICOM AnomaliesBy Elizabeth Morgan While reflecting on items which could be on the agenda for the upcoming 49th Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I came across some media news postings which led me to think about anomalies in the operation of…November 7, 2019In “CARICOM”Hub and Spokes Programme: providing critical Trade Support to Caribbean economiesGeorgetown, Guyana (April 23, 2018) – Caribbean development partners and beneficiaries of the Hub and Spokes Programme, an aid-for-trade initiative, began a three-day regional planning workshop (April 23 – 25), with appreciation of the programmes tangible impact on the ground. The workshop is being held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel…April 24, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp You may be interested in… Tributes Pour in for Former Barbados Prime Minister Jul 27, 2020 Generations of Progress for Women, Girls Could be Lost to… Gender Equality and Development Nexus Under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5, the international community has committed to achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls by 2030. Not only is enhancing women’s equality and economic empowerment a human right, but the removal of legal and other barriers to women’s economic inclusion has a multiplier effect in the economy due to women’s dual role as caregivers and economic actors. World Bank research has found that women invest up to 90 per cent of their income in their families, with positive spill-overs for their communities and the economy. A recent Mckinsey Global Institute Report found that advancing women’s equality could add $12 trillion to global GDP by 2025. Read more at: Barbados Today Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 1, 2020 CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in…
To give greater meaning to consultations, Heads of Government also agreed to recognise the Caribbean Congress of Labour and the CARICOM Private Sector Organisation as Associate Institutions of the Community. Such an important process must have regular inputs from key stakeholders to ensure that what is developed is fit for purpose. We must address the operations of the CSME and what needs to be done in order to make them more effective.These consultations are expected to improve the decision-making process in the various Organs of the Community. The Organs must meet more regularly These discussions would have to take into account the varying and sometimes competing views of stakeholders as we design the work programme for achieving the CSME. This morning, you will receive an overview of the work that we are doing on the CSME. A lot of technical work is taking place. But I must confess that I am less than satisfied with its implementation. We have been asking ourselves what more can we do to facilitate implementation at the Member States level, whose capacity is severely constrained in the various areas of work. And now I am asking how can you help us to bridge the implementation gap? We need your help! You form part of the constituencies who must have a voice. It is my hope that the views aired this morning would help in identifying the key priority issues that must be addressed to ensure that we can implement and operate the CSME optimally. The outcome of this session and the Town Hall Meeting this evening are intended to inform the discussions of the Conference of Heads of Government when it meets here in Barbados in February. I look forward to free and frank discussions which will allow for meaningful and realistic recommendations to be put forward, as we strive together to make the CSME a lived and positive experience for the people of our Community. In closing, let me thank the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for partnering with us today and all of its assistance in various areas over the years. I also thank the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) for graciously hosting us this morning. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Measures to Fast-Track Full Implementation of CSME(Jamaica Information Service Pres Release) Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have put measures in place to fast-track the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Among the strategies is a special meeting of CARICOM Heads to focus solely on the CSME. It is to…July 11, 2018In “Business”Barbados diplomat wants CARICOM certificate planBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Barbados ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Robert ‘Bobby’ Morris Monday called for the implementation of a CARICOM Certificate Plan to help young people become entrepreneurs or form cooperatives. Morris told students from Antigua and Barbuda participating in a CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) mission…September 29, 2015In “Barbados”CARICOM Secretary-General addresses Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association’s AGMWhile the CSME continues to be a work in progress, it is sufficiently advanced to be used more effectively by the private sector. There has been significant progress in several specific ways. There is free trade in goods and services, free movement of skills and capital, and the cross-border establishment…April 11, 2018In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Related Posts CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… I thank you all for taking the time to be here this morning to be part of this Focus Group discussion on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). I have always embraced the opportunity to engage with stakeholders and beneficiaries of our CSME arrangements as it allows for interaction among the principal participants in the Community’s major integration process. This is not only about sharing information but also getting feedback from you. I remain convinced that the CSME, along with the many other programmes that we have embarked on, be they human resource development, health, security, remains the best platform for achieving sustainable economic growth and development for our Member States. It is the platform through which we must build international competitiveness and economic resilience for our Region. Stakeholders at the forum in Barbados The Heads of Government agreed to the convening of an annual Stakeholder Consultation on the CSME, in recognition of the need for constant stocktaking. Oct 16, 2020 On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… Oct 15, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC “Such an important process must have regular inputs from key stakeholders to ensure that what is developed is fit for purpose. We must address the operations of the CSME and what needs to be done in order to make them more effective. These consultations are expected to improve the decision-making process in the various Organs of the Community. The Organs must meet more regularly.” – CARICOM Secretary-General in address to Stakeholder Forum, Bridgetown, Barbados, 4 November 2019
INKSTER, MI — John M. Hrit has been named vice president of operations with the Hillsdale Division of EaglePicher, Inc., according to David Treadwell, division president. In this position, Hrit will oversee all manufacturing, engineering, quality and manufacturing operations within seven division locations in Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee and Mexico. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementHillsdale Division manufactures precision machined components and assemblies, including noise/vibration/harshness (NVH) components, knuckles/corner systems and pump components. The division is the first North American supplier with custom rubber compounding and manufacturing as well as precision machining capabilities. The division’s technical center is dedicated to vibration control system development and testing, hydraulic pump development and testing, engine and chassis dynamometer testing, a metallurgical laboratory, prototype machining facilities and CAD/CAM/FEA capabilities. Hrit previously served as vice president, manufacturing operations with ASC Inc., a Southgate, MI-based specialty vehicle supplier. His responsibilities encompassed the company’s nine manufacturing locations, as well as all the operations from prototyping to production of the Chevrolet SSR. Prior positions have included manufacturing management positions with AutoAlliance International, Flat Rock, MI, and General Motors Corporation, Pontiac, MI. Most recently, Hrit was an operations and manufacturing management consultant to automotive suppliers. Hrit earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from General Motors Institute, Flint, MI, and a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Oakland University, Rochester, MI. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has announced two executive staff promotions: Wendy Earp to vice president, secretary and chief financial officer; and Ann Wilson to senior vice president of government affairs. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Ann and Wendy are two very critically important members of the MEMA team and this recognition of their contributions to our association’s success is well deserved,” said Bob McKenna, MEMA president and CEO. “These promotions recognize Wendy and Ann for the outstanding jobs they are doing for the MEMA membership,” he added. Wendy Earp is responsible for the financial management of MEMA and its market segment associations: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA); Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA); and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). She also directs budgeting and finance functions for the automotive-related trade associations administered by MEMA Management Services Group Inc., MEMA’s association management group. Earp joined the MEMA staff in 2001 as controller. She was promoted to director of finance in 2003 and vice president of finance in 2005. Before joining MEMA, she was an experienced audit manager for the Raleigh, NC, office of a top-tier public accounting firm. Earp is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and she is a certified public accountant. Ann Wilson joined MEMA in 2004 as the vice president of government affairs, based in the association’s Washington, D.C., office. Wilson works with the association’s Washington office staff in overseeing federal and state legislative and regulatory monitoring, reporting and advocacy. She develops and promotes association members’ views on legislation and regulations affecting the motor vehicle supplier industry. Wilson also coordinates the Government Affairs Committee, which consists of government affairs professionals and other executives from MEMA’s three market segment associations – AASA, HDMA and OESA. The committee guides staff in establishing specific legislative, regulatory and public affairs communications goals on behalf of all MEMA members, and developing plans to achieve them. Advertisement Wilson came to MEMA from the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), Washington, D.C., where she served as the senior vice president of government affairs. Prior to joining RMA in 1998, Wilson was the vice president of government affairs for the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), based in Alexandria, VA. She served as state legislative council for the American Trucking Associations from 1989 to 1991. Wilson earned her law degree from the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in child advocacy. For more information about MEMA, go to: www.mema.org.
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. From Tire ReviewAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Former Goodyear sales manager and Lee Tire Co. CEO Bill Sweatt, 85, passed away recently. Sweatt began his long career with Goodyear in 1947 in Sacramento, Calif., where he took a job in the tiremaker’s plant there. He eventually took over as head of tire sales at Goodyear’s Akron, Ohio, headquarters. In 1980, Sweatt was named CEO of Goodyear’s Lee Tire Co. subsidiary. He moved back to his native California after retiring in 1987. Sweatt is survived by his wife of 64 years, Helen, and four daughters.,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 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 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.
Predicted smoke impact: Smoke is visible from US Highway 112 and Highway 96. Possible smoke impact to the communities of Llaves, Abiquiu and Gallina as well as private inholdings in Rio Gallina and Rio Chama. Cause: Lightning Current status: Crews will monitor the Cueva Fire and continue firing operations as conditions allow Resources on scene: 2 New Mexico State Forestry IWC Crews, Coyote Ranger District fire personnel SFNF News: Location: French Mesa, located on the north end of the Coyote Ranger District, adjacent to Forest Road 8, north of Gallina An expected decrease in monsoonal thunderstorms over the next week will bring warmer, drier weather. Anticipating these more favorable conditions, fire managers will continue to assess the terrain and values at risk within the planning area. Size: 294 acres Weather: Mostly clear conditions, winds out of the west at 5-15 mph and temperatures in the 80s The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is managing the lightning-caused Cueva Fire to improve forest conditions and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire in the future. The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) can take advantage of natural ignitions like the Cueva Fire to improve conditions on the ground by getting rid of woody material and debris on the forest floor. Firefighter and public safety is always the first priority on all wildland fire incidents. Information on air quality and protecting your health by using the 5-3-1 visibility method can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website at https://nmtracking.org/fire. People with health concerns can also call NMDOH at 505.827.0006 for additional information. For information on the HEPA filter loan program, go to https://facnm.org/smoke#smokeanchor5. Start date: Aug. 6, 2019 As temperatures increase in the area over the week, smoke from the Cueva Fire is also likely to increase. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. SANTA FE ― Fire managers resumed firing operations Wednesday within the planning area of the Cueva Fire. Fuels: Primarily ponderosa pine and pinon-juniper Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at www.nmfireinfo.com, www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF and Twitter @SantafeNF. For additional information about the Cueva Fire, please contact the Coyote Ranger District at 575.638.5526.