Month: October 2020

Youth in Agriculture – Focusing on youth agri-preneurs at CWA 2016

first_imgShare this on WhatsApp You may be interested in… RT CARICOMorg: CEBO ‘ambassador’ in Silicon Valley for entrereneurship summit https://t.co/2q6C88tDfL #CEBO #CARICOM #Yaphene …— VOC Radio (@vocradio1) June 21, 2016 Mar 20, 2020 Owner of Yaphene Anastasha Elliot The Youth and Agriculture Programmes at the CARICOM Secretariat are collaborating to have a Youth Pavillion during the upcoming Caribbean Week of Agriculture in the Cayman Islands,  24-28 October 2016. Youth Entrepreneurship Focus at CARICOM-Led Workshop in SVG Barbados Youth Leaders Participate In National Consultations… There will be ten youth entrepreneurs exhibiting at the Youth Pavilion during the CWA. Leading up to the CWA, we will highlight the youth who will be participating in the exhibition. These young agri-preneurs have participated in a CEBO, Agriculture CEBO or any other youth related agriculture training/workshop recently hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat. In today’s feature, we highlight Anastasha Elliot owner of Yaphene. Yaphene is a modern apothecary and gourmet boutique. The business makes organic hair and skin care products using natural butters, oils, dried and fresh herbs. Yaphene also creates fruit and vegetable jams, flavoured hot sauces, loose tea mixes, candles, herbal breads and novelty cakes and gourmet desserts. Yaphene was created to provide a natural alternative to everyday hair and beauty products. Its vision is to become the premier natural beauty product producers on the island of St. Kitts. Owner Ansastasha Elliot says the business’ mission is to create the most holistic product, integrating local natural herbal remedies. She says their core values lead them to be fair, honest, helpful and knowledgeable about their product. “We understand that more and more of  our people are succumbing to diseases such as cancer which studies are showing have its roots in many of the products we not only eat but also what we are putting on our skin and in our hair. Our mother once had cancer and she beat it by changing our eating habits, creating the products we use among other herbal remedies and she has been cancer free for over 20 years. With a success story such as that behind us, we have a natural impetus to create and to offer what we create to our people so they to may be able to live a little greener,  healthier life with at least once aspect of their lives as free from chemicals  as possible. We are starting out selling locally first and plan to spread out throughout the region over the next years. You may purchase from Yaphene by contacting them on facebook, etsy.com and their website. In the future, products will also be available in local businesses in St. Kitts and Nevis. Nov 22, 2019 CARICOM Secretariat Staff Talent Celebration to engage… CDB Supports Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit in Trinidad Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Nov 26, 2019 Jan 26, 2020last_img read more

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Lund International Announces Addition of New Business Development Manager

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.  ANOKA, MN — Lund International has added a new position to its sales and marketing department. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Filling the newly created position of new business development manager is Jodi Moulzolf, who previously served as marketing communications specialist for Lund. She joined the company in 2000. In this new role, Moulzolf will be responsible for developing and managing programs to support new business development in all channels of distribution including warehouse distribution, Lund International authorized dealers and at the retail level. She will be headquartered at the Lund International Sales and Marketing offices located in Anoka, MN. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,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. 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. last_img read more

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Honeywell Names Alexandre Ismail President and CEO of Honeywell Transportation Systems

first_imgMORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Honeywell has announced that Alexandre Ismail has been named president and CEO of its $4.6 billion Transportation Systems (TS) business, effective immediately. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Ismail, 44, succeeds Adriane Brown, who will move into a newly created role as senior vice president energy strategy. She will be responsible for developing and coordinating energy policy and marketplace strategies across all Honeywell’s businesses and functions. Both Ismail and Brown will report to Honeywell’s Chairman and CEO Dave Cote. “We continue to build depth and strengthen our management team with leaders that have industry, technical, and business expertise,” said Cote. “We’re counting on both Adriane and Alex to continue to make significant contributions to the long-term success of the company.” “Alex is a veteran of the transportation industry,” continued Cote. “He joined Honeywell Turbo Technologies in 1999, and was appointed president, Global Passenger Vehicles in 2006. Alex has helped manage the business during periods of tremendous growth, positioning Honeywell as the world’s leading manufacturer of turbochargers. He will continue to drive growth of turbochargers globally, while improving their adoption in the United States, where turbochargers are found only on 5 percent of light vehicles compared to 51 percent in Europe. “Alex’s experience will best guide the business through this challenging period and position the entire TS business — Turbo Technologies, Consumer Products Group and Friction Materials — for improved and sustained performance over the long-term,” said Cote. Advertisement Ismail was previously president of Honeywell Turbo Technologies, a position he has held since November 2008 when the business combined its passenger and commercial vehicle divisions into a single global structure. He has also served Honeywell Turbo Technologies as worldwide director, marketing and business development; vice president EMEA, sales and customer management; and vice president and general manager for EMEA and India. Ismail also spent several years in Honeywell’s aerospace businesses where he held senior marketing and strategic planning positions. He holds a B.A. in finance from the University of Dauphine (France), and an MBA from the HEC School of Management in France. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt. “Adriane has made many terrific contributions to TS since 2005, even as the automotive industry faced one of the most challenging periods in its history,” said Cote. “With 50 percent of Honeywell’s product portfolio delivering energy efficiency benefits, we’re excited for Adriane to lead a Honeywell-wide initiative to expand our opportunities in this exciting and fast growing segment of the global economy.” As Senior Vice President Energy Strategy, Brown will ensure alignment and coordination of Honeywell’s energy efficiency activities across the company’s entire business portfolio. She will also help to identify and promote new opportunities that can be leveraged across the businesses or in new markets and product areas.last_img read more

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Alert: Department Of Health Cautions People To Take Precautions To Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

first_imgSANTA FE ― With temperatures rising to the high 90s in most parts of the state, triple digits in many areas, and with temperatures predicted to remain high over the weekend, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) cautions New Mexicans and visitors to be aware of weather conditions to avoid heat-related illnesses. NMDOH News: An analysis of the historical temperature records shows that the average New Mexico summer temperature has risen 3.3 degrees Fahrenheit since 1970. The summer months include June, July, August, and September. NMDOH offers practical tips and data on its Heat Stress web page. For more information, visithttps://nmtracking.org/health/heatstress/Heat.html. Heat stress is a heat-related illness which can have many signs and symptoms like dizziness, nausea, cramping, and weakness. NMDOH conducts surveillance for heat-related illness (HRI) and has received reports of 20 emergency department visits and two hospitalizations in the past week. All New Mexicans should take precautions, especially the very young, people over age 65, and those with chronic health conditions such as heart disease or who are on certain medications. Additionally, visitors who may not be used to temperatures above 86 degrees and intense sunshine need to stay cool and be extra cautious. Other recommendations include: going to cooling stations when available in your area; drinking more water than usual; and avoiding alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar. Plan your outdoor activities and errands for the coolest part of the day and pace yourself. The most severe forms of HRI includes heat exhaustion, which can lead to heat stroke; if untreated, this can result in death or permanent neurological impairment. Through recent data analysis, the New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau, Epidemiology and Response Division, has found that even though temperatures of 86 degrees Fahrenheit may not seem high, this is the temperature at which people start to go to the hospital for heat-related problems. “It is very important to take precautions to avoid going to the hospital for heat-related illness,” NMDOH Cabinet Secretary Kathy Kunkel said. “This weekend, limit your time outdoors, drink a lot of water, and never leave anyone, especially babies or pets, in parked cars or inside hot buildings without cooling systems.” The city of Las Cruces has opened five cooling stations to the public. Stations are open every day until 8 p.m. and will remain open until temperatures drop.last_img read more

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TCHS: Public Lecture On White Sisters Legacy

first_imgShe serves on the board of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation, is vice president of the Historical Society of New Mexico, a member of the City of Santa Fe Public Safety Committee and a fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology. The Historical Society of New Mexico is a 501c3 non-profit organization makes grants to local historical societies in the state to help their programs and to provide speakers for meetings. The Taos County Historical Society announces its 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 public lecture “The Legacy of El Delirio: The White Sisters’ Remarkable Legacy” presented by Nancy Owen Lewis, Scholar in Residence at School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. The lecture is sponsored, in part, by the Historical Society of New Mexico and its Speaker’s Bureau. The program takes place in the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Boardroom, 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos. The talk is free and open to the public. Courtesy/TCHS They entertained numerous writers, such as Agatha Christie. Their enduring legacy, which includes Santa Fe’s first animal shelter as well as their estate – bequeathed in 1972 to the School for Advanced Research – is examined in their illustrated presentation by Nancy Owen Lewis. TCHS News:center_img Owen Lewis has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Massachusetts and is a scholar-in-residence at the School for Advanced Research. She has conducted extensive research on the White sisters, as discussed in A Peculiar Alchemy: A Centennial History of SAR, co-authored with Kay Hagan (SAR Press). Her other publications include the award-winning Chasing the Cure in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health (Museum of New Mexico Press). She has published five articles on the health seeker movement, including “High and Dry in New Mexico: Tuberculosis and the Quest for Health,” which received the 2013 Gilberto Espinosa Award from the New Mexico Historical Review. In the mid 1920’s, Elizabeth White and her younger sister Martha came from New York City to Santa Fe, where they built a fabulous estate called El Delirio or the Madness. It boasted a swimming pool and tennis courts, the first in Santa Fe, as well as a state-of-the-art kennel for their Irish wolfhounds and Afghans. Inspired by their education at Bryn Mawr College, the White sisters lobbied for the protection of Pueblo land, promoted Indian art and gave fabulous parties. Elizabeth White. Courtesy/TCHS photo Courtesy/TCHS The Taos County Historical Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a purpose “…preserving the history of the Taos area…”. For additional information on membership in the society, visit www.taoscountyhistoricalsociety.org.last_img read more

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Scenes From Rotary ¡Fiesta Los Alamos!

first_imgFire Eater Jeff Favorite proves he’s full of hot air! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Rotary President Phil Dabney welcomes Fiesta guests. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Folklorico dances from Moving Arts Espanola entertain the crowd. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Paul and Linda Daly were among the revelers at ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Senora Mexico United States Lupita Anaya paints the face of a young Fiesta-goer. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Bidders at the Live Auction. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Bartenders dispense beverages. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.comcenter_img Rotarians and friends gathered for ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Saturday at Fuller Lodge. The event included entertainment, a live and silent auction and a Mexican meal catered by Sirphey. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Diners watch the flamenco performance during ¡Fiesta Los Alamos! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Rotarian Jim O’Donnell and grandaughter Violet survey the crowd. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Flamenco by dancers from Moving Arts Espanola. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Roger and Emily Waterman wait to aquire their winnings in the Silent Auction. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

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Santa Fe Wins Multiple Condé Nast Traveler 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards

first_imgAn internationally beloved travel destination, Santa Fe has finished in the top five in the “Top 10 Small Cities in the U.S.” category for several years, making it one of the most awarded cities. “Santa Fe is truly honored to be recognized by Condé Nast Traveler and its prestigious readers once again as one of the top 10 cities in the country,” TOURISM Santa Fe Executive Director Randy Randall. “Our city continues to evolve so we can continue to provide visitors with new ways to be immersed in Santa Fe. With legendary history and culture, an expansive art scene, accommodations with world-class status and most importantly, countless memorable experiences for visitors, The City Different lives up to its name. We are proud to continue winning national recognition as a top destination.” The full list of winners can be found here. SANTA FE News: Top 20 Hotels in USA/Southwest & West1st – Inn of the Five Graces2nd – La Fonda on the Plaza9th – Eldorado Hotel & Spa12th – Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi Santa Fe hotel The Inn of Five Graces ranked as the #1 hotel in the category of “Top 20 Hotels in USA/Southwest & West” and #4 on the list of “Top 10 Hotels in the USA.” In addition to the win for Inn of Five Graces, multiple hotels and resorts throughout The City Different were award winners. Honors for Santa Fe area properties include: The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and commonly known as “the best of the best of travel”. Top 30 Resorts in USA/Southwest & Texas7th – La Posada de Santa Fe, a Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa11th – Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa30th – Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe “We are honored to have been selected in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious Reader’s Choice award again this year,” said The Inn of Five Graces co-owners Ira and Sylvia Seret. “Together with our son Sharif Seret, we have poured our love and creativity into The Inn of the Five Graces to create a little jewel in the Land of Enchantment. It means a great deal to us that readers have recognized the hotel in this way. We are hidden away on a historic street near the center of town, and one of the things that makes our hotel so special in addition to our outstanding staff and unparalleled service, is the artisan work from Silk Road countries that runs through every aspect of our property — it’s our signature Seret aesthetic. Santa Fe celebrates artists, and so do we. Over and over again we hear from guests what a unique and special experience they have when they stay with us.” SANTA FE ― Condé Nast Traveler announced Tuesday the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Top 10 Hotels in USA4th – Inn of the Five Graces Santa Fe placed #2 in the category of “Top 10 Small Cities in the U.S.”. The 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at www.cntraveler.com/rca and will be celebrated in the forthcoming November issue of Condé Nast Traveler US and UK print editions. To determine results, more than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how people travel today.last_img read more

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Traffic Alert: N.M. 4 Road Work & Closure Tuesday

first_imgNMDOT News:SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation District Five Office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for N.M. 4 mile marker 49.4 west of Bandelier.NMDOT Maintenance Crews will begin roadway repair work on N.M. 4 approximately one mile west of N.M. 501 and Bandelier:Monday Nov. 18 – N.M. 4 at mile marker 49.4 will be reduced to one lane. A temporary signal will guide traffic through the east and westbound lanes. No Wide Loads will be allowed.Tuesday Nov. 19 – N.M. 4 eastbound and westbound lanes will be CLOSED 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the Jct. of N.M. 501 and N.M. 4 to the Los Alamos / Sandoval County Line.  NMDOT would like to thank you for your patience during this roadway repair work. Traffic Advisories and updates on this project will be posted on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road conditions website at http://nmroads.com/.last_img read more

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