Oct 9, 2020 Aug 20, 2020 Soca Food Truck: Caribbean Comfort Food Blends Spices with… Jul 13, 2020 You may be interested in… Speaking in light of the recent shooting incident during Grand Kadooment, Mr. Lashley noted that from the early stages of planning the coming arts festival, the security of patrons and participants has always been a major focus. Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 Jul 28, 2020 Barbados ready for Carifesta XIIIBarbados is on track to host CARIFESTA XIII from 17-27 August, 2017. This assurance was given Monday morning by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, at a press conference to announce the winners of the CARIFESTAlogo and jingle competitions at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Telling stakeholders, members…September 20, 2016In “Barbados”Lashley: CARIFESTA XIII will bring lasting change to BarbadosCARIFESTA XIII is expected to have a long lasting impact on cultural industries in Barbados. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, expressed this view during a recent tour of several CARIFESTA XIII locations. While speaking to the Barbados Government Information Service during the all- day tour of the…March 31, 2017In “Barbados”Maximum exposure for CARIFESTA XIIICARIFESTA XIII will not lack for exposure thanks to the signing of two agreements – The Host Broadcasters Agreement with the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC); and a Memorandum of Understanding with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU). In a brief signing ceremony (Friday) at his Ministry in Sky Mall, Culture Minister,…July 31, 2017In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy… Barbados Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. (Photo via Barbados Government Information Service –FP) Barbadians are being assured that strict security measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of persons attending the various CARIFESTA events. This assurance recently came from Minister with responsibility for Culture, Stephen Lashley, as he addressed a press briefing in his conference room in Sky Mall. Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in…
(Caribbean Life) The West Indian American Day Carnival parade’s solo Haitian masquerade group, will make its debut at the annual Labor Day pageantry next month. The Crown Heights-based Banboche Mas Camp is the newest organization that will represent the French-Creole speaking nation in the parade. As one of the youngest camps, the group recently launched a weekly fund-raiser leading up to the big event in an effort to raise funds to support the band’s expenses. At the launch kickoff on Aug. 10, the band was able to earn some support, and introduce themselves to new registrants, said co-founder of the band. “It went pretty well — we didn’t raise a lot but it went as we thought and we’ve got some more eyes on the group and two new sign ups,” said Andrew Vieux. Currently they are still accepting sponsorship from local businesses, interested in getting behind the group and their mission. Vieux and three of his friends officially created the camp last year after realizing at several previous parades, a customary and Haitian carnival tradition did not always translate well and caused some aggressive interactions because of shoving and pushing. He also noticed that Haiti was underrepresented with mas camps and figured with more of a mas camp presence, a bigger avenue to showcase Haitian culture could reduce tense encounters. Read more at: Caribbean Life Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARIFESTA XII closes on a high!The twelfth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts CARIFESTA XII has come to a close. The ten-day mega cultural event ended with a closing ceremony at the Kiosque Ocide Jeanty in Champs Mas, Haiti on Sunday night. The night’s activities included a culmination of performances from various Caribbean groups…August 31, 2015In “CARICOM”CARIFESTA XII opens with a bang despite rainThe twelfth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XII) opened last night with a plethora of exciting performances, speeches and fireworks! The event began with a parade of all the countries represented dressed in their traditional country wear and arriving in the Haitian traditional mode of transportation, tap-taps!…August 22, 2015In “Anguilla”New York City Council passes resolutions for Haitian Day in USNEW YORK, CMC –The New York City Council has unanimously passed resolutions tabled by Haitian-born Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene calling on New York State and the United States to recognise the contributions Haitians have made by establishing a Haitian Day. Resolution 687 establishes October 9 – which signifies the…June 23, 2016In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp
WARREN, OH — Automotive components manufacturer Stoneridge has appointed John Corey and William Lasky to the company’s board of directors. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Corey is president and CEO of Safety Components International, a supplier of air bags and components. He previously held positions as president of the Stanley Mechanics Tools Division, AlliedSignal’s automotive aftermarket products division and Moog Automotive. Lasky is chairman, president and CEO of JLG Industries, a diversified construction and industrial equipment manufacturer. Prior to joining JLG, Lasky spent 22 years in various positions of increasing responsibility with Dana, including president of its Filtration Products Worldwide business from 1997 to 1999. For more information about Stoneridge, go to: www.stoneridge.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
BROADVIEW, IL — Robert Bosch Corp. (Bosch) announced today that Knut (Ben) Bendixen, president of its North American Automotive Aftermarket Division, will retire effective July 1. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Upon his retirement, Bendixen will complete a 40-year career with Bosch in the U.S. He joined Robert Bosch Corp. in New York in 1965 as a field sales representative. He was promoted to national sales manager in 1973; director of sales, marketing and service in 1977; vice president in 1980 and senior vice president of sales, marketing and service in 1990. He has served as president for the division since 1997. Replacing Bendixen is David Coolidge, who has been with Bosch for 16 years. During this time, he has worked in Corporate Planning and Controlling in North America and Europe and was a plant controller and divisional controller in the North American Automotive Original Equipment Division. He has served the North American Automotive Aftermarket Division as its CFO and, most recently, as its vice-president, Aftermarket Sales and Supply Chain Management. Since 2003, Coolidge has also been responsible for Bosch’s Canadian operations as chairman, Robert Bosch Inc. (Canada). In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile hydraulic products, power tools and accessories, security technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch employs more than 23,000 associates in facilities across North America and reported sales of nearly $8 billion in 2004. Advertisement_______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
AKRON, OH — G. Craig Sullivan, former chairman and chief executive officer of The Clorox Co., has been elected to the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. board of directors. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Sullivan was elected chairman and chief executive officer of Clorox in 1992 and served in that capacity until June 2003. He remained chairman of the consumer product company until his retirement in December 2003. Prior to assuming the top position in 1992, he was a group vice president responsible for both manufacturing and marketing of household products. After joining Clorox in 1971, Sullivan advanced through a number of sales, marketing and management positions before being elected vice president-food service products in 1981. He was elected vice president-household products in 1984, and group vice president in 1989. Before joining Clorox, Sullivan held various sales management positions with Procter & Gamble and American Express. Sullivan, 65, is a native of Huntington, N.Y. He is a graduate of Boston College, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in 1964. He is also director of Kimberly-Clark Corp. and Mattel, Inc. He serves on the capital campaign committee for St. Anthony’s Foundation in San Francisco and is also a director of the American Ireland Fund. The election of Sullivan brings the size of Goodyear’s board to 12 members. For more information about Goodyear, go to: www.goodyear.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
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 A leading tire company is seeking a National U.S. Commercial Sales Manager to work out its California office. This position reports directly to the National V.P. of Sales and oversees and manages the entire sales process for commercial tires, including TBR and OTR products. This individual will be responsible for managing and directing the field sales force and developing sales plans and programs for the entire continental U.S. distribution of TBR and OTR tires, assisting the Marketing Department in the development and implementation of all marketing and sales programs throughout the U.S., as well as participating in the product planning process.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Successful candidate must have Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 10-15 years sales experience with a major tire manufacturer in the commercial tire industry. Must have proven management and leadership skills, strategic thinking, relationship development and customer service skills. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills with all corporate levels. Must also be willing and able to travel 60-70 percent. Company offers a competitive compensation package, and excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision and 401(k) benefits. Please email resumes, with salary history and requirements, in MS Word format, to: email@example.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.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Dr. Jay Baron has been appointed the new chairman of the board of directors at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). Current Chairman Dr. David Cole, also a founding member of the organization, has been named emeritus chairman. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The chairman responsibilities have been added to Baron’s role as president and CEO for the nonprofit research organization based in Ann Arbor, Mich. CAR’s mission is to conduct research on significant issues related to the future direction of the global automotive industry, as well as organize and conduct forums of value to the automotive community. CAR also announced that Dr. James Jacobs, president of Macomb Community College, has joined the board. In addition to Baron, Cole and Jacobs, the CAR Board of Directors includes John Basso, president, Diversified Tool Group; Dennis Cuneo; partner; Fisher & Phillips LLP; Neil De Koker, president and CEO, Original Equipment Supplier Association; Richard Hervey, consultant; Dr. Sean McAlinden, executive vice president of research and chief economist, CAR; and Michael Stanton, president and CEO, Association of International Automobile Manufacturers. In addition to Baron, the leadership team includes McAlinden and Lisa Hart, vice president of operations. “The importance of the automotive industry, and especially manufacturing in this country, will remain a key focus for policymakers, business and technology leaders, the financial world and labor. The Center for Automotive Research will continue to serve the industry with leading edge research and analysis and collaborative forums,” said Baron. “Dave Cole has played a critical role since CAR’s creation in April 2003. We will continue to build upon the success we have achieved to date.”Advertisement CAR performs numerous studies for federal, state and local governments, corporations and foundations. The organization was originally created in the late 1970s at the University of Michigan. It became a standalone nonprofit corporation in 2003. “I have been fortunate to have been a part of CAR’s success in becoming a forward-thinking and independent resource for the automotive industry. I look forward to seeing CAR continue to flourish under the leadership of CAR’s management team,” said Cole. For more information about CAR, visit www.cargroup.org.
Headquartered in Orange, Mass., and servicing all of central New England with 16 locations and growing, Pete’s Tire Barns provides the end user with commercial, farm and industrial tires and services.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement We are currently looking for experienced commercial salespeople and commercial store managers with at least 3 years’ experience. Visit us at www.petestire.com. EOE. Send salary requirements and resume to: Pete’s Tire Barns, Inc. Attn: Mike McGuire, Human Resource Dept. 275 East Main St. Orange, MA 01364 Or click the Apply Now button below to submit your resume directly to the employer.
Ponderosa Pines Apartments is making available to the community its ChargePoint (Electric Vehicle Charging Station) at 3000 Trinity Dr. The one charging station can charge two vehicles at the same time. The charging station is on the south side of building 1, just 0.3 mile from the Reel Deal Theater. Visit chargepoint.com to sign up for an account, download the app and start charging. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
MARY CAROL WILLIAMS March 24, 2020Mary Carol Williams, age 77, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. She passed peacefully in her memory care facility following a long battle with Alzheimer’s.Mary Carol is preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Joel Mann Williams Jr., her mother, father, and brother. She is survived by daughter Reine, son Michael, grandchildren Steven and Morgan, and many other family members back home in Virginia. Mary Carol also leaves behind countless friends and colleagues.Mary Carol was born in Norfolk, Virginia, to John and Mildred Gregory. After graduating high school, she moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, to attend the College of William and Mary. At William and Mary, she met Joel in college while working on a degree in chemistry. Soon after Joel’s graduation, Joel and Mary Carol got married, then moved to Evanston, IL. Mary Carol worked at a local Emergency Room while Joel attended Northwestern University to earn a PhD in Chemistry.After starting a family, Joel, Mary Carol, Reine, and Michael lived briefly in Evanston, then in St. Paul, Minnesota, before returning to their native state and the city of Waynesboro, Virginia. Mary Carol raised the family while Joel worked at DuPont Corporation for a few years before moving again, in 1972, to Los Alamos, New Mexico.After a few years raising a family, Mary Carol began a career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. She also continued her education and received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in chemistry. When Reine and Michael went off to college, Mary Carol did the same, earning two additional master’s degrees in industrial hygiene and ergonomics. Mary Carol had a long and distinguished career at LANL working in chemistry, health and safety, and ergonomics.Mary Carol’s passions included traveling, art, and gardening. Mary Carol, Joel, Reine and Michael have traveled to every US state, nearly every national park, and many countries. Mary Carol and Joel took the grandchildren on numerous vacations as well. Mary Carol and Joel both obtained pilots’ licenses. Over the years they flew the family across the county and volunteered for many Civil Air Patrol search/rescue and fire support missions.Mary Carol was an accomplished artist in watercolor painting and photography. Her works have been widely displayed and published. She volunteered and served on the board of both the local art center and the environmental nature center (Pajarito Environmental Education Center—PEEC). But more than any other hobby, Mary Carol loved painting and working in her back yard—a certified wildlife and nature habitat. Her love for birds and animals was incredible—her family called her the bird whisperer.Funeral services for Mary Carol will be limited to family members only, due to the current COVID‑19 viral outbreak and precautions. Memorial services will not be scheduled at this time for the same reasons.In lieu of any gifts, flowers, or other generous offerings, the family requests donations be made to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, to local Los Alamos charities, to support the international effort to fight COVID‑19, or to Alzheimer’s research.