Exporting Caribbean fashion: Regional designers learn how to market brand(NewsDay) YOUNG fashion designers from TT, Grenada, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, St Lucia and Tortola – to name a few – have been brought together for the Fashion and Contemporary Design Accelerator, which participants said left them feeling empowered and ready to contribute to building a stronger regional fashion…May 23, 2019In “Antigua & Barbuda”Trade in Services – For CARICOM, Tourism dominatesUNWTO: with COVID-19, global tourism is the worst affected of all major sectors – an emergency for developing countries and small island developing states (SIDS) Last Saturday, a relative in the USA, told me that, with a very heavy heart, she and her husband had just cancelled their Caribbean holiday…October 7, 2020In “Indepth”Grenada in talks with Cruise ship operatorsStory via CMC – Grenada tourism officials say they are in discussions with US-based cruise ship operators in a bid to resume cruise calls to the island. The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) and the Ministry of Tourism said they are in negotiations with Seabourn and Sea Dream Yacht Club adding…October 15, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Sep 17, 2019 Aug 23, 2019 Caribbean Fashion Showroom Open for Business Jun 12, 2019 Miss World Guyana 2019 Joylyn Conway pays Courtesy Call to… What is Caribbean Fashion? Grenada is to receive unprecedented marketing exposure by being featured in the June edition of Essence Magazine, thanks to fashion designer Felisha Noel, founder of the luxury womenswear clothing brand Fe Noel. The Brooklyn based fashion designer born to Grenadian parents, carved her space in the luxury fashion industry, a sector which in the past has largely excluded women of African descent. Nearly 2 years of behind the scenes work by Noel, her team and officials from the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), has led to Grenada being featured in the black-owned magazine. Guided by her mantra “Eat well, travel often and dress to inspire!” Noel said she grew up in a strict entrepreneurial household, the eldest of her brother and 2 sisters. She was heavily inspired to pursue a career in the fashion industry influenced by her mother who worked in a clothing factory in Manhattan after immigrating from Grenada. You may be interested in… K2K sisters invoke sense of freedom with new fashion… Noel launched her label Fe Noel, 8 years ago. Read more at: Grenada Now Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 2, 2018
PLYMOUTH, MI — George Dettloff has been promoted to president and CEO of SKF USA Inc. In his new assignment, he reports directly to Tom Johnstone, president and CEO of AB SKF, and is part of the SKF Group Management team. He also maintains his current position as president, SKF Automotive Division – North America, a position he assumed in Jan. 2004. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementDettloff brings 30 years of operational experience to this position where he will coordinate a variety of activities for the SKF Group’s US-based operations, including its automotive, electrical, industrial, service and aerospace businesses. Responsibilities include oversight of human resources, administration, legal, IT systems, finance and SKF’s shared service center. Dettloff replaces Sten Malmstrom, who is retiring from SKF after 32 years of service in various senior management positions. Dettloff joined SKF in June 2000 as president of its seals business. Prior to that, he held senior management positions with several automotive related companies, including Eaton Corp., Textron Corp. and Rockwell International. He began his career at General Motors Corp. after graduating from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University). He is a registered professional engineer in Michigan and is a long-standing member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He also earned a masters in business administration from the University of Detroit. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
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 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. TROY, Mich. — As part of its efforts to strengthen its global position in the aftermarket brake business, Honeywell Friction Materials has appointed Roy Eastham to director of global aftermarket engineering and global engineering processes. “To effectively use resources, we are consolidating the engineering responsibility for the aftermarket on a global basis and focusing on the worldwide standardization of our engineering processes,” said Dr. Rainer Bostel, president of Honeywell Friction Materials. “With a deep original equipment background, Roy’s skill set in product development, application engineering and process optimization gives him a unique advantage in tackling the industry challenges the aftermarket business faces globally.” Eastham, who has been with Honeywell for 10 years, has more than 30 years experience in the friction materials business, having held roles in both Europe and the U.S. He has played a key role in numerous projects and products that have launched all over the world. Located at the company’s Troy, Mich., facility, he most recently served as director of engineering for North America, where he was responsible for leading research and development and product validation testing for all U.S.-based friction projects. In his new role, Eastham will concentrate on the entire global aftermarket business for both the Bendix and Jurid brands. He and his team will also be responsible for streamlining and standardizing Honeywell’s global friction materials engineering processes and systems. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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.
CHICAGO — LKQ Corp. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mark Spears has said he intends to resign at or about the end of 2009 to pursue personal interests. LKQ has begun a search for his successor. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Spears confirmed that he will continue his duties until a successor is in place. “I will assist with the selection of our new CFO and will help train the new CFO to make the transition as smooth as possible. My target date is Dec. 31, but I have pledged to remain as CFO as long as my services are needed.” Speaking of Spears’ many contributions to LKQ, Joseph Holsten, president and CEO said, “Mark has been an integral part of LKQ for 10 years, and we greatly appreciate his professionalism, his service and his friendship. He is handing over his department in excellent shape, which should make this transition seamless.” In addition, LKQ and Spears have entered into a consulting agreement that begins on the date of his resignation and continues for five years thereafter. Under the consulting agreement, Spears will provide consulting services as needed with respect to financial matters, including the company’s financial statements and capital structure.,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 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. 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 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.
AKRON, Ohio — Myers Industries has announced that David Knowles, 48, has joined the company as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Knowles will be responsible for all manufacturing and distribution operations, sales, marketing, research and development and supply chain functions. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement John Orr, president and chief executive officer, commented, “David brings to Myers Industries an extensive operating background in the plastic materials and specialty products arena. His leadership success in business development, sales and market share growth, lean manufacturing and organizational development will be an asset as we focus on the growth strategy in our businesses. I look forward to his contributions and to the value he will help create for our shareholders, customers and employees.” Since 2003, Knowles was president and chief executive officer of Aristech Acrylics LLC, a manufacturer of continuously cast acrylic sheet and solid surface products used in diverse applications like bathtubs, hot tubs, signage, countertops and more. Under his leadership, Aristech Acrylics transformed its solid surface product line into a high-growth, branded solid surface business; improved margins and cash flow in a difficult raw material and economic environment; and made its Avonite Surfaces brand the fastest-growing in the North American solid surface market. Prior to joining Aristech, he was vice president and general manager for Honeywell’s Performance Products business, where he earned his Six Sigma Plus Leadership Black Belt. From 1991 to 2000, Knowles advanced through various positions with the former M.A. Hanna Co. (now PolyOne Corp.), including director, corporate development; senior director, corporate strategy and development; and finally executive vice president and president of the company’s $500 million resin distribution business. Advertisement Knowles is a graduate of Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management with a master’s degree in management, concentrating in economics, finance and marketing. He received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from The University of Michigan.
Festival organizers also wish to thank sponsors and partners – including the Los Alamos Hill Stompers who provided music during the Kickoff Party and during Discovery Day – exhibitors, vendors and volunteers in the community for helping make the festival a success. Sponsors who made the event possible include Los Alamos County, Enterprise Bank & Trust, Longenecker & Associates, HB Construction, First National 1870, Triad National Security, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Del Norte Credit Union, N3B Los Alamos, The Education Plan, Los Alamos Medical Center, 89.1FM KANW, The Jemez Agency Insurance, and Century Bank. Scene from Los Alamos ScienceFest 2019. Courtesy photo The Scientist Look Alike Contest winner on Saturday was Sylvie S. The following partners were instrumental in developing programming and other elements of ScienceFest: American Chemical Society, Anthonyography, Atomic City Transit, Atomic City Tours, Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op, Biocultura Santa Fe, Bradbury Science Museum, DanceWorx, Explora, Feynman Center at LANL, The Fractal Foundation, Thad Hahn, Edwin Hyde, LARSO, Los Alamos Arts Council, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Daily Post, Los Alamos Historical Society, Los Alamos Nature Center (PEEC), Manhattan Project National Historical Park, The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Tibbar Plasma Technologies, UbiQD, Ken Uher, UNM-LA, and The Family YMCA. Mark your calendars for the 2020 Los Alamos ScienceFest, July 14-19, with Discovery Day planned for Saturday, July 18, 2019. Details will be posted at www.LosAlamosMainStreet.com, www.LosAlamosScienceFest.com or follow us on the Los Alamos MainStreet , Creative District and Los Alamos ScienceFest Facebook pages. Raffle prize winners have been notified and can pick up their prizes at the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation suite at 190 Central Park Square. First Place Beginner Course: Toby King, DJI Mavic drone, 15.6 seconds.Second Place Beginner Course: Joseph Maes, Sky Viper drone, 15.9 seconds Los Alamos MainStreet News: In addition to the two contests, ScienceFest Discovery Day attendees also a chance to win one of more than 20 raffle prizes, including an iPad, telescope and many gifts generously donated by the local chapter of the American Chemical Society. Attendees came to share their love of science in the town, “Where Discoveries Are Made.” More than 70 exhibitors and vendors provided unique and interactive Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) related activities during the July 13 Discovery Day at Ashley Pond Park and Fuller Lodge Lawn. ScienceFest is a Los Alamos MainStreet event created in partnership with Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos Creative District. Thank you to the many local businesses that offered science-themed gifts, food and libations throughout ScienceFest this year. The 12th annual Los Alamos ScienceFest attracted attendees from near and far throughout the 6-day festival that took place July 9-14. The Drone Zone competition was back in 2019, with four winners receiving up to $150 in Chamber Checks, redeemable at dozens of local businesses. Scene from Los Alamos ScienceFest 2019. Courtesy photo First Place Advanced: Adam Collins, Parrot ANAFI drone, 30.5 secondsSecond Place Advanced: Joseph Maes, Sky Viper drone, 41.2 seconds Survey and map pinning results show that Discovery Day, in particular, had visitors from Los Alamos County, 18 surrounding communities, 29 states beyond New Mexico and seven countries. Scene from Los Alamos ScienceFest 2019. Courtesy photo
After retiring from Los Alamos National Laboratory he hung up his brushes and moved back to Albuquerque to enjoy retirement. Always passionate about his flowers and gardening, Ken had a great eye for design and spent most of his time in his garden during the growing season. He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1955, and attended the University of New Mexico for several years. Ken served his country in the NM Air National Guard from 1959-1965, and worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1969 until 1994. Ken was an almost lifelong resident of New Mexico, moving here as a young child with his family. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Anne Thom, his beloved daughter Holly, husband Aaron Laing and granddaughters Taylor and Morgan Laing, from Grand Junction, Colorado, stepsons Paul Aragon of Rio Rancho, Mark Aragon of Fort Worth, TX, Sister-in-Law Joyce Thom, Sister Jane and many nieces and nephews. Ken Thom passed away peacefully at home Saturday, July 27, 2019 after suffering a fall. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life ceremony at the family residence at 11 a.m., Friday, August 9. For more information on the ceremony, please email [email protected] The family asks that in lieu of flowers please send donations in Ken’s name to the Albuquerque Rose Society. Ken was a well-known water color artist while living in Santa Fe in the 1980’s and 90’s. He served as President of the Santa Fe Society of Artists from 1986-87, and could often be found at small outdoor art shows around SF selling his meticulously styled southwestern watercolors. KENNETH IAN THOM Nov. 19, 1936 – July 27, 2019 He was preceded in death by his brother Robert in 2017.
Los Alamos School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim updates the Board on the upcoming school bond election during Tuesday’s School Board Meeting. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Bonnie J. GordonLos Alamos Daily [email protected] the summer, the Los Alamos School Board passed a motion to go forward with a School Bond Election on Nov. 5, the day of the election for School Board and the UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board.According to School Board President Ellen Ben-Naim, cost was an important reason. The district will not have to pay for a Special Election in the spring. Ben-Naim updated the Board on the bond election at the Aug. 13 School Board Meeting.The early date also will give the School District an opportunity to get going on projects at once.“If it passes, it will give us time to jump right in when it’s time to sell the bonds,” Ben-Naim said.Another reason to go with an early date is the diminishing amount the state will match for school remodels, she said. Every year, the amount of possible matching funds will decrease according to a formula put forward by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The amount will decrease to a low point of 94 percent local funding and 6 percent in state matching funds in FY 2024.“The District has a great track record on rebuilding and refurbishing our schools,” Ben-Naim said. “Now it’s White Rock’s turn.”Chamisa and Pinon elementary Schools are the only schools in the District that have not been remodeled or undergoing a remodel.Ben-Naim gave an update on current building projects. Barranca Elementary will be completely renovated by March 2020. The project is well underway, with grades one through six moving into their classrooms on the first day of school.“The renovations going on at Mountain School will mean it will last another 12 to 15 years,” Ben-Naim said.Construction on the new Sullivan Field field house will begin in November of this year, she said.Ben-Naim stressed that if the bond issue passes, taxes will not increase.“The 2017 bond election was $13 million and this one is for $20 million, however property values have increased, and Los Alamos now has a higher residency, so an individual will not see an increase,” she said.The School District does not take a position on the bond issue vote. It does provide information, but isn’t urging voters to support or reject the bond issue.Early voting begins Oct. 8 and voting ends Nov. 5. This is a walk-in election, not a mail in ballot election. In addition to the bond issue, those in Los Alamos will be voting for new school board members. (The two White Rock representatives are not up for election this cycle.) The town votes for UNM-LA Advisory board as a whole, not by districts.When asked if voters in Los Alamos proper would support a bond to remodel the White Rock schools, Ben-Naim said she thinks they will.“By and large, this is a community that supports education county-wide,” she said.
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich during an interview today by The Atlantic contributor John Donvan as part of a series titled, ‘Military Readiness In Age Of AI’. ScreenShot/LAPDFrom the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), co-founder of the Senate Artificial Intelligence Caucus, was a featured speaker at The Atlantic Festival in Washington, D.C.Sen. Heinrich was interviewed by The Atlantic contributor John Donvan as part of a series titled, “Military Readiness in the Age of AI.”As co-founder of the Senate Artificial Intelligence Caucus, Sen. Heinrich has championed developing policy that balances AI’s risks and rewards to ensure the competitiveness of the U.S. economy, while maintaining important ethical standards.In May, Sen. Heinrich introduced the bipartisan Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act, which would ensure that the United States establishes a national strategy for AI and invest $2.2 billion in research and development, and the bipartisan Armed Forces Digital Advantage Act, which would modernize the Department of Defense (DoD) workforce by adding a recruitment focus and establishing military career tracks for digital engineering.The full interview is available at https://www.theatlanticfestival.com/ .
NMIAD News: November is a time to honor the 19 pueblos, 3 apache tribes, and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico and the 573 federally recognized tribal nations across the country. SANTA FE ― National Native American Heritage Month is a celebration of the contributions of the First Americans. The month of November is also a time to celebrate our rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories. Heritage month is a time to educate the public about our tribes and the unique challenges that Native people have faced throughout the centuries. Despite centuries of discrimination, our country’s Native American cultures and tribal nations have endured. Tribal governments and Native communities have made monumental progress over the past century, while maintaining unique languages and cultures. We must also take this time to recognize and bear witness to the challenges that Indigenous People face. Issues like the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women, preservation of natural resources, the need to support and improve health and education outcomes in our native communities, and the struggle to preserve, revitalize and restore our native languages are all challenges that continue to affect our tribal communities today. “As the Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department, I have met with all 23 of our tribal leaders to discuss the needs of Indian Country. We have much work to do to address disparities and empower all Native Americans,” said Cabinet Secretary Lynn Trujillo. “As we honor the achievements and resilience of our people, I will continue working to ensure that our Native American communities continue to be healthy and prosperous and that our traditional ways of life are honored, valued and respected.”