October 2020

Seminar On Trade And Investment In Guyana And Suriname

first_img Oct 7, 2020 You may be interested in… Barbados PM Offers Solution to COVID-19 Economic Fallout Barbados Prime Minister Nominated To Chair World Bank, IMF… Aug 14, 2020 Oct 7, 2020 (Barbados Government Information Service)The business community in Barbados will soon become more aware of the trading and investment opportunities available in the Republics of Guyana and Suriname. A seminar to provide in-depth information on the opportunities available in these South American countries will be hosted by the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, on Tuesday, October 29, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, at 9:00 a.m. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley is expected to deliver an address at the opening ceremony. During the session, members of the Suriname Chamber of Commerce and Surinamese business persons will discuss doing business in that country and speak about current business opportunities in that market.center_img Presentations on Guyana will be done by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation, the Barbados Manufacturers’ Association, the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. It is expected that officials from the investment arm of Guyana, Go-Invest, and Guyana’s Ministry of Agriculture, will participate in the seminar via video link-up, where they will provide answers to queries from participants. Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 11, 2020 Standards, Quality Still Important UK appoints New Special Trade Envoy to Caribbean Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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Apogee Appoints New CFO

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — Apogee Enterprises, which develops and delivers value-added glass products and services for the automotive industry, has appointed William Marchido as its CFO. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Marchido had been CFO at Siemens Dematic in Grand Rapids, Mich., since 1988. At Siemens Dematic, he was responsible for all financial areas, including IT systems management and productivity improvement programs, for the America’s Material Handling Division and locations in Europe, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. Prior to joining Siemens, he spent nine years at Haven Busch Co., also in Grand Rapids, with the last six years as CFO for the structural steel fabricator and contractor of high-rise commercial buildings and factories. He started his career as assistant controller for Lescoa Inc., a first tier supplier of stampings and injections moldings assemblies to the automotive industry. “Bill’s expertise in construction financial management controls will be an asset as we strive to improve our earnings predictability while implementing our growth strategies,” said Russell Huffer, Apogee chairman and CEO. “He also has considerable experience in consolidating back-room services across multiple businesses and implementing productivity improvements, which will be invaluable as Apogee realigns its overhead costs to better serve our growth opportunities and improve returns.” To learn more about Apogee, visit: www.apog.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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Commercial Vehicle Group Announces New Vice President and General Manager

first_imgNEW ALBANY, OH — Bill Haushalter has joined the Commercial Vehicle Group (CVG) as the new vice president and general manager of the CVG Electrical/Mechanical Division. Commercial Vehicle Group supplies interior systems, vision safety solutions and other cab-related products for the global commercial vehicle market, including the heavy-duty (Class 8) truck market, the construction market and other specialized transportation markets. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Haushalter has 23 years of experience serving in the electrical/electronic components segment of the commercial vehicle market. Previously, he served as the vice president of global business development for the Stoneridge Corp. His background also includes positions as senior financial analyst, director of sales and marketing, vice president of business development and vice president of product development and strategic marketing. Haushalter will report to Jerry Armstrong, the president of CVG Americas. Haushalter holds a bachelor’s of science degree in engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago. For more information about Commercial Vehicle Group: www.cvgrp.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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DENSO Sales California Names New Senior Manager of Aftermarket Planning

first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  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.  LONG BEACH, CA — DENSO Sales California, Inc. has appointed Mark Zemlicka as the company’s senior manager aftermarket planning group. Prior to joining DENSO, Zemlicka was director of operations for American Remanufacturers, Inc. (ARI), a supplier of premium undercar products such as rack & pinion steering gears, FWD shafts and brake components. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementIn his new role, Zemlicka will direct the planning, introduction and expansion related to the DENSO brand of aftermarket products. “I am excited to join the DENSO team and I am looking forward to expanding and enhancing DENSO’s product offering to the automotive aftermarket,” said Zemlicka. Zemlicka holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in small business management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, and is ASE certified as an Undercar Specialist. _______________________________________ 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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Sloan Transportation Appoints New Sales Director

first_imgHOLLAND, MI — Sloan Transportation Products has appointed Carl Shanks as the company’s new sales director for the Western region. Shanks will be responsible for heavy-duty OE and aftermarket sales in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. He will provide additional product and sales training, as well as oversee Sloan’s independent sales agencies in the territory. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Shanks has more than 20 years of experience in the heavy-duty and automotive parts and service industry. He has an extensive background in sales, account management and customer service. Sloan’s new West Coast warehouse is located in Portland, OR, and is designed to serve customers in the Western U.S. and Western Canada. For more information on Sloan products, visit: www.sloantrans.com . _______________________________________ 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 With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement 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.last_img read more

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Newton: Fifth Production Of Alden’s Jenůfa Is A Stunner

first_imgLaura Wilde (Jenůfa), Richard Trey Smagur (Števa Buryja) Photo by Ken Howard/The Santa Fe Opera Laura Wilde (Jenůfa), Alexander Lewis (Laca Klemeň), Patricia Racette (Kostelnička) Photo by Ken Howard/The Santa Fe Opera By CARL NEWTONLos AlamosAlthough I’ve been enamored of Janáček’s later orchestral works, like the rhapsody for orchestra Taras Bulba and the Sinfonietta, this is the first time to experience Jenůfa. I’m totally smitten by my opening night experience. Sitting in the 3rd row I observed the intensity of the performers.Anywhere in the Crosby Theatre most everything else is easily observed. The Avenir Foundation funded HD touchscreen Electronic Libretto System translates the Czech libretto being sung. The orchestra and the singers’ voices are well perceived.The lighted sets, costumes and the choreographed movements are accessible, but the facial expressions and other details will not be seen without optical magnification. Occasional use of binoculars would be a great asset.I read in the program book that the Brno version, critical edition by Sir Charles Mackerras and John Tyrrell is what we are hearing. The first sounds we hear from the orchestra are the minimalistic rhythmic staccato sounds of a xylophone, which Janacek uses to mimic a water wheel  that  generates power for the mill.At the Prelude Talk in Stieren Hall before the performance, Oliver Prezant said that Janáček’ was an avant garde composer and expressed the hot bloodedness of the Moravian culture. He also pointed out that Janáček’  used repetition for creating structure – repeated gestures.Director David Alden suggested that Janáček’  was the love child of Puccini and Beethoven – great melodies and great dramatic emphases. Alden with his designers moved the time of this production from the time of the world premiere to the Soviet era of a Czech village.The set for Act I has a booth that is occupied by the matriarch of a rather dysfunctional family as characterized by Gabriela Preissova’s play “Her Stepdaughter.” It suggests to me that the Soviet style of the control of the populace is what Grandmother Buryjovka attempts to exert on her heirs.An example of hot bloodedness happens in Act I when Laca (pronounced lot’sa) teases Jenůfa (pronounced Yeh’ new fah) with a coruscating electric gun.In the culture that Preissova wrote about it seems that there’s only a couple degrees of separation between relatives.Notably, the father of Jenůfa is Tomas, the younger son of Grandmother Baryjovka, whom Kostelnička was once married to. Fortunately for the orphan Jenůfa her barren stepmother has committed to love her in ways that turn out most conspiratorial.I find it almost unfathomable that the principal singers and the apprentice singers with the coaching of Milos Repicky take in stride the Czech prose that the composer wrote to mate with his outstanding score. I didn’t hear a weak vocalist anywhere in the cast.I read a New Yorker September 1980 commentary by Andrew Porter about the opera Jenůfa that I endorse. “One of the great operas of our century … suffering and despair have not been more keenly shared … attending it is a searing experience … unbearable but for the composer’s tenderness and compassion … out of the tragedy and the horror, understanding and love are born.”last_img read more

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California Rotarians Visit Los Alamos Club

first_imgRotary Club of Los Alamos President Phil Dabney, left, exchanges trade banners with Rotarian Jim Gullette of Plymouth, Calif. Gullette is the sister of local Rotarian Anne Macek and is visiting the Macek family with his wife Suzy, also a Rotarian. He belongs to the Rotary Club of Plymouth Foothills; Suzy belongs to the Passport Rotary Club of Amador. Together the Gullettes own Vino Noceto Winery in Plymouth between Sacramento and Tahoe, producing world-class sangiovese wines. Photo by Linda Hulllast_img read more

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first_imgJustice Charles W. DanielsSupreme Court of New Mexico News:Chief Justice Judith K. Nakamura issued the following statement today on behalf of the New Mexico Supreme Court:Members of the New Mexico Supreme Court and the entire Judiciary are saddened to learn of the passing of our colleague, Justice Charles W. Daniels. Our state has lost a titan of the law. From humble roots as the son of sharecroppers, Justice Daniels grew into a towering figure as an attorney and jurist who for a half century tenaciously defended our constitutional rights and advanced equal justice under the law. His brilliant legal mind and sharp wit made him an eloquent and compelling presence in the courtroom.Justice Daniels leaves a deep and lasting imprint on the legal landscape. His vision and advocacy for changing an antiquated pretrial system represents one of the most significant justice reforms in New Mexico history. All New Mexicans have benefited from his lifelong devotion to a fair and impartial system of justice. We mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.last_img read more

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LAPS Thankful For Smith Auditorium Endowment

first_imgThe new acoustic shell taken during rehearsal for the Orion Weiss, left, and Shai Wosner performance Sunday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Peter LaDelfe/LACA Board MemberLAPS News:The Los Alamos Public Schools and the Los Alamos Community Foundation (LACF) have announced that the Endowment for Duane Smith Auditorium (DSA) has had a successful first year and is now actively paying out.These proceeds are used to fund the preservation needs of this valuable resource that serves not only LAPS, but the entire community. According to LACF Executive Director Rachel Kizielewicz the fund started earning interest with the establishing contribution from donors Joan Smith Brown and Kelly Myers in August 2018. Each year going forward the annual earnings from the fund will be put to immediate use.“It is rewarding to see an initial idea that Kelly and Joan had to preserve the auditorium for the community’s benefit now come to fruition. Over the past year, this fund has been supported by a number of people in the community,” Kizielewicz said. “As the endowment continues to mature, we look forward to the annual distributions being larger and even more impactful.” Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus said, “On behalf of the Los Alamos schools, we are very thankful and look forward to continuing to work with the Community Foundation for the benefit of students and everyone that uses the auditorium.”The first tangible example of the impact of these proceeds is the recent installation of a new sound shell for music performances at DSA. The Los Alamos Concert Association (LACA) used the sound shell for the first time on Sunday for Shai Wosner and Orion Weiss’ performance. The reception of the sound shell was positive.“The new shell is much easier (and safer!) to set up,” LACA Artistic Director Ann McLaughlin said.  She also noted that an unexpected bonus for LACA is that the new shell is more efficient in directing sound out into the audience.“We could really tell the difference and the wood grain finish looks great!” McLaughlin said. The Duane Smith Auditorium, originally called the Civic Auditorium, was built in 1950 and stood as the main facility in which local organizations could host plays and performances due to its spacious stage and seating area. The building was renamed in 1994 to Duane Smith Auditorium after well-loved LAPS Superintendent Duane Smith. The Los Alamos Community Foundation is excited to share that a donor has put forth $10,000 in matching funds, which will provide a dollar for dollar match to the next $10,000 in public contributions that are made to the fund. Contributions can be made via check (mailed to LACF, PO Box 1225, Los Alamos, NM 87544, with Endowment for Duane Smith Auditorium in the memo line), or online at www.losalamoscf.org, under the ‘giving’ tab, then ‘available funds’.About the Los Alamos Community Foundation: Established in 2015, the focus of the Los Alamos Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in our community by inspiring, facilitating and supporting enduring philanthropy, and building the capacity of our local nonprofit organizations. The Los Alamos Community Foundation currently stewards six local endowment funds and total assets of more than $266,500. For more information about the Los Alamos Community Foundation, visit www.losalamoscf.org.Additional questions on ways to give to the fund can be directed to Kizielewicz at [email protected] or 505.661.4420.last_img read more

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Scenes From Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday

first_imgScene from the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs Scene from the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbslast_img read more

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