Female Entrepreneurs Vital To Economies

first_img Feb 13, 2020 Mar 13, 2020 Jul 27, 2020 14 Entrepreneurs to Start OECS-Caribbean Export Coaching Programme(CARIBExport Press Release)   The OECS-Caribbean Export Development Agency’s Technical Assistance and Coaching Programme launched on 8 July 2020, with the aim of strengthening the entrepreneurial and leadership skills of 14 selected young entrepreneurs from six countries of the Eastern Caribbean. In her remarks at the virtually held launch event Caribbean Exports’ Services Specialist…July 17, 2020In “Agriculture”UNGA – Statement by Prime Minister Mia Mottley of BarbadosMadam President, Let me begin by congratulating you on your election and in particular, for being only the fourth woman in the 73 year history of this organization, to hold the high honour of being elevated to the position of President of the United Nations General Assembly, I also take…September 29, 2018In “Barbados”ACP head lauds importance of two Caribbean innovationsBy Kenton X. Chance   NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 6, (CMC)- The head of the 79-member Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of state has used the experiences of two Caribbean innovations to emphasise the importance of adding value to products and services and protecting intellectual property. Guyana-born diplomat Dr. Patrick…December 6, 2019In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp ‘More trade coming’ between Barbados, Suriname Caribbean Fashion Showroom Open for Business Community making strides to boost Services Sector center_img Minister Husbands noted: “While you may think your business is small; while you may think you are struggling to make ends meet; while you have issues from time to time with cash flow; every single penny that you turn over in your business contributes to the GDP of your country. Therefore, what you do every day is not only important to you and your family, it is important to your country.” Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… Sep 17, 2019 Pamela Coke-Hamilton Named New Head of International Trade… (Barbados Government Information Service) Regional female entrepreneurs have been told that they are important contributors to their countries’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, made this observation during the closing ceremony of the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s WE-Xport Programme, held at the Hilton Barbados Resort, recently. The programme was designed to help female entrepreneurs start exporting, or to increase exports, of their products and services. Nineteen women successfully completed the one-year programme.last_img read more

Tropical storm warning for northwestern Bahamas

first_img The Bahamas bracing for hurricane conditions today You may be interested in… Jul 31, 2020 Aug 2, 2020 (The Nassau Guardian, 12 September 2019) Abaco, the Berry Islands, Bimini, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama and New Providence are all under a tropical storm warning after it was announced that an area of disturbance in the central Bahamas is expected to develop. In its 5 p.m. update, the National Hurricane Center said, “The system is expected to move toward the northwest near eight miles per hour (mph), and this motion is forecast to continue during the next two days. On this track, the system is anticipated to move across the northwestern Bahamas on Friday, and along or over the east coast of central Florida on Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph with higher gusts. The disturbance is forecast to become tropical depression or a tropical storm during the next day or so.” Chief Meteorological Officer Arnold King said in a press conference today that the system could affect areas that were impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Jul 10, 2020 Statement by The Bahamas Prime Minister on Preparations for… center_img Aug 1, 2020 CARICOM congratulates The Bahamas on its forty-seventh… “There’s an area of disturbance over the central and southeast Bahamas, and it’s gradually becoming better organized,” he said. “Surface pressures are falling in the area. Conditions are becoming favorable for a tropical depression or a tropical storm to form within the next day or so as the system moves through towards the northwest and northwestern Bahamas and towards the Florida peninsula at five to 10 miles per hour.” He added, “This disturbance will bring heavy rainfall and gusty winds across portions of The Bahamas through Friday, especially portions of the northwestern Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. “Formation through 48 hours is 70 percent. Formation through five days is 80 percent.” Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Bahamians assessing the damage from Hurricane Isaias NEMA prepares The Bahamas for Hurricane JoaquinNASSAU, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) officially partially activated the National Emergency Operations Centre as of 9 a.m. on  Wednesday to track and monitor the projected path of Tropical Storm Joaquin, a storm that is forecasted to become a hurricane. Director of NEMA Captain Stephen Russell…September 30, 2015In “CARICOM”Saint Lucia back to normal after scare from Tropical Storm KirkCASTRIES, St. Lucia, Sept 28, CMC – St. Lucia was returning to normal on Friday after Tropical Storm Kirk drenched the island with heavy rains and winds, causing electricity blackouts in some areas as a result of trees falling on power lines. The director of the National Emergency Management Organisation…September 28, 2018In “CARICOM”Saint Lucia hit by earthquake, tropical storm(CMC) CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Sept 28 – St. Lucia feeling the wrath of Tropical Storm Kirk was hit by a strong earthquake on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages. The Seismic Research Unit of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies…September 28, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

AAIA Names New Director of Government Affairs

first_imgWith 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 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.  BETHESDA, MD — AAIA has appointed Stephanie Salmon as its new director of government affairs. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Salmon previously served as the senior associate of a Washington-based government affairs firm for more than ten years, representing several manufacturing trade associations. She covered federal legislative and regulatory matters concerning health, safety, labor, tax, trade and energy issues. “Stephanie’s strong government affairs track record, combined with her extensive experience working with trade associations, will make her a great asset to the AAIA government affairs team,” said Aaron Lowe, AAIA’s vice president of government affairs. _______________________________________ 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 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.last_img read more

Joseph Copeland to Lead Business Development, Strategy and Restructuring for Goodyear

first_imgAKRON, OH — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced yesterday that Joseph Copeland, formerly president of the company’s chemical business, has been named senior vice president of business development, strategy and restructuring for Goodyear. The new appointment combines the business development responsibilities previously led by Rick Navarro, as well as the strategic and restructuring initiatives that were part of the previous assignment of CFO Richard Kramer. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Copeland previously served as the director of finance for both the Engineered Products and Chemical divisions of Goodyear. Prior to those assignments, he held senior positions in both technical services and e-commerce for the company’s Chemical Division and North American Tire unit, respectively. Copeland joined Goodyear in August 2000. “In prior assignments with the company, Joe has displayed unique leadership capabilities that have resulted in excellent overall performance as well as a clear understanding of elements that will form the core of strategy going forward,” said Goodyear Chairman and CEO Robert Keegan. “I have complete confidence in Joe’s capabilities to help us drive the company’s turnaround in his new capacity.” In addition, Keegan said the consolidation of business development and strategy will result in net cost savings for the company. Navarro, who implemented a comprehensive review process for business portfolio analysis, now has been assigned to work on special strategic projects reporting to Keegan. Before joining Goodyear, Copeland served in management roles at Ford Motor Co. and Intel Corp. While at Ford, between 1995 and 1997, Copeland served on the team that introduced the new and successful Jaguar S-Type to the company’s luxury vehicle line. He also helped structure Ford’s entry into the Indian market through the creation of a joint venture. At Intel from 1997 to 2000, Copeland was senior finance manager for its e- commerce and Internet marketing group, where he helped develop the strategy for the company’s entry into the channel. Advertisement For more information about Goodyear, go to: www.goodyear.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Former Delphi Exec Named Federal-Mogul VP of Sales and Marketing

first_imgSOUTHFIELD, MI — William “Steve” Bowers has been appointed senior vice president, sales and marketing for Federal-Mogul. He was also named a member of the strategy board and an officer for the company. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Steve brings nearly 30 years of international automotive leadership experience to Federal-Mogul,” said Jose Maria Alapont, Federal-Mogul’s chairman, president and CEO. “His strong customer relationships and valuable global expertise will help drive Federal-Mogul’s sales and the development of market base to fully support our global profitable growth strategy.” Bowers comes to Federal-Mogul from Delphi, where he most recently served as executive director of sales, marketing and planning for the energy & chassis division. Previously, he was based in Tokyo, Japan, as the Asia-Pacific regional director for Delphi’s energy & chassis systems. He was responsible for all aspects of the business for China, India, Japan, Korea, Australia and Saudi Arabia markets, including manufacturing operations, customer service and engineering centers. Prior to that, he worked as chief engineer and spent four years as technical director for Delphi’s European Technical Center. Bowers’ early career included positions such as engineering group manager, divisional program manager, powertrain systems development engineer and control systems engineer at General Motors Corp. Bowers earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University, Lansing, MI. He is the recipient of U.S. and European patents. Advertisement For more information about Federal-Mogul, go to: www.federal-mogul.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Boeing Exec Joins TRW Board of Directors

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.  LIVONIA, MI — TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has announced the election of James “Jim” Albaugh, executive vice president of the Boeing Company, to the company’s board of directors. The appointment is effective immediately and will bring the number of TRW Directors to nine. Albaugh joins as an independent director and will serve on the board’s Audit Committee. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Albaugh is currently president and chief executive officer of Boeing’s Integrated Defense Systems and a member of the company’s executive council. This $30.8 billion business unit includes Boeing’s defense, government, intelligence, space and communications capabilities. Prior to his current position, Albaugh, who joined Boeing in 1975, held various executive positions, including president and chief executive of space and communications and president of space transportation. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; the Royal Aeronautical Society; an elected member of the International Academy of Aeronautics, the Aerospace Industries Association Board of Governors Executive Committee and other professional organizations. With his appointment to the Audit Committee, Albaugh replaces Jody Miller, who remains on the board of directors. For more information about TRW, go to: http://www.trwauto.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.  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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

OPW Announces Territory Changes and New Sales Representation

first_imgDesigned for safety, high energy density, and high continuous power capacity, the Bollinger Motors battery pack will be suitable for heavier applications such as medium-duty trucks, agricultural and construction equipment. Bollinger Motors will manufacture battery packs for its own vehicles – as well as make them commercially available for standalone applications – starting in 2021. The modules are connected to both sides of a symmetrical and structural I-beam. The I-beam includes channels, through which cooling fluid is pumped, to extract heat away from the battery modules. The I-beams also provide cross-vehicle structural support and help protect the pack from side intrusions.  SMITHFIELD, N.C. — OPW has announced that effective Feb. 1, R&D Marketing will represent OPW Fueling Components, OPW Fuel Management Systems and Richards in the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii. Representing R&D Marketing are Paul Nelson and Don Cartlidge.  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In addition, OPW District Manager, Keith Simon, who has been doing double duty covering these states will focus his efforts selling fueling components products in California and Nevada.   OPW District Manager, Bob Hyatt, will now have the responsibility of handling fuel management systems (FMS) product lines for Arizona, Idaho and Montana. Hyatt has been selling FMS products for the past seven years. He will now be covering the complete OPW Fueling Components, OPW Fuel Management Systems and Richards product lines.,Bollinger Motors has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its battery pack design. The scope of the patent includes mechanical, electrical and systems-engineering innovations. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The Battery Management System (BMS) has also been developed in-house. The BMS has been created to handle any number of strings, therefore one BMS can be manufactured for all future battery-pack sizes and voltages.  The BMS monitors voltage, current, and temperature at multiple points within the pack and manages the system accordingly. It works with other vehicle-control units to maintain optimum operating conditions that increase efficiency and extend battery life. The BMS also provides several features which ensure system safety, including detecting and isolating faults to enable continued vehicle operation.Advertisementcenter_img The Bollinger Motors battery pack is composed of modules in 35 kWh strings that can be connected in series or parallel to form a variety of pack sizes and configurations. Pack sizes will include 35, 70, 105, 140, 175 kWh, and higher, with many sizes capable of both 350V and 700V configurations.  Bollinger Motors filed the provisional patent application on Oct. 12. The patent application number is 17/068,260. “The heart of every EV is the battery, so it was crucial for us to develop our own battery pack in-house,” said CEO Robert Bollinger. “Our engineering team has created a pack with high-strength structural properties, exemplary cooling features and state-of-the-art software.” last_img read more

Goodyear Board Elects Richard Kramer Chief Operating Officer

first_imgAKRON, Ohio — The board of directors of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has elected Richard Kramer chief operating officer of the company, reporting to Robert Keegan, chairman and chief executive officer. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The new role is effective immediately and will be in addition to Kramer’s current role as president of the company’s North American Tire business until his successor is named. “Rich’s appointment as chief operating officer reflects our game plan of having a laser focus on operations globally during these extraordinary times,” Keegan said. “It also reflects the confidence that the board and I have in Rich’s overall business leadership capability. “Rich brings enormous credibility and respect from all key constituents, our associates, our customers and Wall Street,” Keegan added. “Under Rich’s leadership in North American Tire, his team has successfully managed the business to deal swiftly and effectively with the current challenging economic environment.” Kramer, 45, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a 1986 graduate of John Carroll University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He joined Goodyear as vice president of corporate finance in 2000 after 13 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he served in a variety of roles in the United States and Europe. He was a partner with PwC when he joined Goodyear.   In 2004, Kramer was elected executive vice president and chief financial officer. In March of 2007, he was elected to his current position as president of the North American Tire business. North American Tire is the company’s largest business unit with 2008 sales of $8.3 billion, which represents 42 percent of the company’s $19.5 billion in annual sales. Advertisement “We are pleased to have a business leader of Rich’s caliber ready to step into this important role at this critical time. Rich has generated improved results and built improved leadership teams in every assignment at Goodyear,” Keegan said.last_img read more

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

first_imgLos Alamos Main StreetLos Alamos CountyNMFMA New Nursery coming this week! Vendor of the week LAFM News: Thanks to all our market sponsors: Baskets- aprons and market bags. Also this week starts the KIDS CORNER, ages 9 to 12. If you have any old pairs of glasses please bring to the information booth this is for an art project! Instructor, Frances Deters. Courtesy photo Montoya’s family farm. Courtesy photo This week at market: Shure bakery. Courtesy photo What’s at the Farmers Market this week: Steve and Kim Martin of Growing Opportunities. They are owned and operated by both Kim and Steve, a family operation in the Alcalde area. Tomatoes, Romaine Lettuce, Cucumbers. County CouncilorsCounty ClerkLos Alamos Cares Tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, onions, fresh garlic, daikon radishes, arugula, salad mixes, spinach, heads of romaine lettuce, bok choi, chard, kale, salsa, apple cider, composted worm castings, compost apples, asparagus, dried beans, chile, chicos, shell peas, fresh herbs, jams, jellies, vinegars, chicken, turkey, tortillas, pork, eggs, lamb, beef, yak, vegan body products, Lavender body products, goat milk soaps, sharpening service, kettle corn, Mr. Tortas, burritos and tacos, cilantro, honey and honey sticks, sage decorations, bone broths (new vendor), plants, vegetable starts, cut flowers cookies, cake, scones, dried apple chips, snowcones, tarts, quiche, pies, cinnamon rolls, danish 3pk, cookies, quinoa salads, pot pies.last_img read more

Melissa Mackey Is New Library Youth Services Director

first_imgBy KIRSTEN LASKEYLos Alamos Daily Post kirsten@ladailypost.comMelissa Mackey started out as a part-time employee at the Los Alamos County Library; 16 years later she rose through the ranks to become the Youth Services Director.  Mackey officially began her new position June 2 although she had served as the acting director since January. Previously, the position was held by Angie Manfredi and prior to Manfredi, Liz Laemmle.Before earning her new title, Mackey was second in command in the Youth Services department as the Senior Library Specialist. Even though Mackey just stepped into her new job, she has big plans for the future.“Because I have been here so long I have a lot of ties to the community,” Mackey said. “I really want to plan community partnerships and collaborations. We have so many wonderful programs, businesses and nonprofits. I think we can do better if we communicate more.”Partnerships are already in the works. Mackey said this summer, the library is partnering with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, the Los Alamos High School library and the Teen Center.For instance, “I have an idea that I would like to collaborate with Rec., PEEC and the Duck Buddies and do fundraisers to get feeders at (Ashley) Pond,” Mackey said.She added she hopes to provide books about ducks and educate people about not feeding bread to the ducks.Another objective is to do story walks throughout town. Mackey said the idea is to print stories on large posters and read the aloud the story while walking to different places in town such as the Los Alamos Nature Center. She added she would love to do Music and Movement programs at the senior centers.Collaborations are beneficial, Mackey said, because “I just think that rather than everyone trying to do everything we can work together (and) we can do more quality programming.”Speaking of programming, the library kicked off its summer reading program June 3 and Mackey listed a few of the program’s highlights.A summer solstice event is scheduled 4-6 p.m. June 21 at the White Rock Branch Library. Mackey said participants will welcome in summer by planting seeds, playing drums and face painting. Then, July 20, the library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of man walking on the moon with a moon landing party. Mackey said the library will offer an Escape Room. She encourages families to call 505.662.8258 to make reservations for the Escape Room.This is in addition to the library’s regularly scheduled programs, which include a weekly gamming program for teens. Mackey said video games, board games and everything else is pulled out for teens. She added the staff are always open to suggestions for the new activities.For the younger crowd, those 4-8 years old, the library offers Ready, Set, Read. Mackey explained it helps combat the “summer slide,” which is when some students’ reading and writing skills start to slip during summer vacation.It’s a lot of work but Mackey said she is really enjoying her new position.“I like people and I love the stories that bring them to town and the stories that bring them to the library,” she said.A career in library science was not her first choice growing up, Mackey said, but she always had a passion for people, books and organization.Plus, she likes hanging out with kids.“I like being with kids; I like being the adult that’s goofy,” Mackey said.She got introduced to Los Alamos County Library through her husband and her mother-in-law, who both worked at the library.“We’re really fortunate in Los Alamos to have such a stunning building with room for all generations … with a great collection,” Mackey said.She added that the Friends of the Library provide incredible support to the Youth Services.Mackey said the entire community supports the library; adding that it is a gathering place for many people. “The community nature of it really resonates with me,” she said.To be able to work at the library is a dream, Mackey added.“I’m elated,” Mackey said. “I have had the privileged to work with Liz Laemmle and Angie Manfredi. I’ve also taken lots of program classes. I just hope I can carry on the legacy, the community connectivity … and put my own stamp on it.” Los Alamos County Library Youth Services Director Melissa Mackey stands by one of the displays in Mesa Public Library. Mackey officially stepped in the Youth Services Director position June 2. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com last_img read more