South-South cooperation will allow for strengthening Caribbean beekeeping based on…

first_img You may be interested in… (IICA) The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Argentina and four Caribbean countries (Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis) will participate in a regional South-South cooperation project to strengthen the beekeeping industry in Caribbean countries by increasing the productivity of beehives. In Barbados, Dominica, Saint Lucia and Saint Kitts and Nevis, Argentine specialists will facilitate the installation of Perone beehives, which are more productive than the Langstroth beehives that are traditionally used in those countries. IICA Will Assist Caribbean To Boost Trade in Goods, Agricultural Information Exchange, Strengthen Food SecuritySan Jose, 20 April 2020 (IICA Press Release) Thirteen Caribbean Ministers of Agriculture participated in a videoconference with the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), in which they discussed strategies to bolster agricultural activity and to safeguard the food supply amidst the ongoing health crisis,…April 21, 2020In “Agriculture”Pesticides in focus at Suriname meetingJune 17, 2019, Paramaribo, Suriname – The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) supported the convening of the recent 23rd Meeting of the Coordinating Group of Pesticides Control boards of the Caribbean (CGPC) held in Paramaribo, Suriname from June 10 – 12, 2019. The Meeting was hosted…June 20, 2019In “Agriculture”IICA partnering with Dominica towards construction of Resilience CentreThe Inter-American Institute for Cooperation Agriculture (IICA) will be the primary partner of the Government of Dominica in the construction of a Resilience Center, which will disseminate, at the global level, experiences and technologies related to climate-smart agriculture. IICA Director General, Manuel Otero, made the announcement Wednesday during a press…August 29, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp CARDI Working With Stakeholders to Bolster Agriculture… Mar 18, 2020 Member States to Boost Food Production To Lessen COVID-19… IICA establishes Advisory Council for Food Security in the… Aug 19, 2020center_img Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Mar 23, 2020 IICA has supported Caribbean apiculture over the course of many years and will now coordinate the provision of advisory services by specialists from Argentina, the world’s third largest exporter of natural honey. Due to its rich diversity of flora and fauna, the Caribbean region has great potential for apiculture. The project, entitled ApiCaribe, will be developed through triangular cooperation between the Ministries of Agriculture of the four countries, Argentina and IICA. The initial phase will be launched in July 2019, to be implemented over the course of one year. As part of the second phase, the project would be scaled up to include other Caribbean countries and would be implemented based on each country’s specific needs and priorities with respect to the development of its beekeeping industry. “ApiCaribe seeks to foster scientific apiculture as an integrated agricultural practice that allows for improving crop productivity, by supporting pollination and the production of honey and other beehive products; this, in turn, will allow for boosting producers’ income and well-being,” stated Beverly Best, Director of External and Institutional Relations at IICA. Given its nature, beekeeping requires a healthy physical environment to thrive; consequently, it serves as a barometer for nature, indicating the quality of air, water, soil, and sources of pollen and nectar within a given space. Additionally, honey production generates very little waste, making apiculture an ideal industry for adopting a bioeconomy approach. ApiCaribe will drive knowledge sharing and the development of production capabilities, in order to guarantee the sustainability of the project’s interventions. Given Caribbean countries’ high level of vulnerability to climate change, as well as apiculture’s great potential to generate socio-economic benefits in rural communities throughout the region, this project affords a valuable opportunity to guide these economies towards sustainability. IICA will coordinate a project aimed at increasing honey production in Caribbean countries, using a new variety of beehives. CARICOM Agri Ministers Meet To Craft COVID-19 Food Security… Apr 3, 2020last_img read more

AVM Appoints New Director of Sales, Aftermarket Products Division

first_imgMARION, SC — AVM Industries, manufacturer and distributor of the StrongArm and MightyLift brand gas-charged lift support programs, has announced the appointment of Ken Parman to the position of director of sales for the company’s aftermarket products division. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Parman is a 20-year veteran of the automotive aftermarket and brings considerable experience to AVM in the areas of product development and sales management from his years spent with AP Parts, R&B Automotive and ITC. In this new role, he is charged with identifying new markets for the existing gas-charged lift support product category, as well as exploring and developing new, complementary product categories. For more information about AVM, go to: http://www.avmind.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 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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Aftermarket Controls Corp. Names Pete Kallgren Director of Marketing, Business Development

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.  WIXOM, Mich. – Aftermarket Controls Corp. (ACC), manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, has appointed Pete Kallgren director of marketing and business development.      In his new position, Kallgren will be responsible for leading the company’s strategic planning, sales support and new business development. He comes to ACC with more than 20 years of Tier 1 automotive experience at Prestolite Wire LLC, most recently serving as director of sales and marketing. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Kallgren earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and management from Albion College and an MBA from Wayne State University.  He currently resides in Farmington Hills, Mich.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast Officers Elected

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.  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 MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Automotive Aftermarket Association Southeast Inc. (AAAS) elected officers during the association’s recent annual conference in Sandestin, Fla. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Steve Kampwerth of Auto Electric and Carburetor Co. Inc. in Birmingham, Ala., was re-elected to lead the group as chairman of the board. Kampwerth has served the association as first and second vice chairman and prior to that as a director. His service also includes trustee and now chairman of the AAAS Employee Benefit Fund and he is also a trustee for the AAAS Educational Foundation. Serving with Kampwerth are: ·    Tommy Rogers – 1st vice chairman, Rogers Automotive Supply, Alexander City, Ala. ·    Brian Keith – 2nd vice chairman & treasurer, Walter S. White Auto Parts Inc., Birmingham, Ala. ·    Bill Lewis – immediate past chairman, Southern Generators Inc., Greenville, Ala. ·    Barry Daniel – director, Tools & Equipment Warehouse Inc., Conley, Ga. ·    Clyde Darville – director, 3-D Service Inc., Tampa, Fla. ·    Sid Dooley – director, Associate Jobbers Warehouse Inc., Boaz, Ala. ·    Bob Greathouse – director, CARQUEST Distribution Center, Ocala, Fla. ·    Bill Hamilton – director, Hamilton Parts & Equipment Co. Inc., Birmingham, Ala. ·    Jarrett Liles – director, Connie Liles Auto Parts Inc., Tallahassee, Fla. ·    Mike Morgan – director, Frost Transmission Inc., Gadsden, Ala. ·    Phil Payne – director, National Parts Exporters, Atlanta, Ga. ·    Tom Powell – director, PSKB, Inc., Atlanta, Ga. ·    Tom Roberson – director, Service Auto Parts Inc., Greenwood, Miss. ·    Keith West – director, Auto Supply Company, Bowdon, Ga. ·    Steve Wiggins – director, Wiggins Auto Part Inc., Panama City, Fla.,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

AIAG Names GM Exec Brian Small to Board of Directors

first_imgLSI 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 SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has appointed General Motors (GM) exec Brian Small to its board of directors, effective June 16.          “The appointment of Brian to the board demonstrates AIAG’s commitment to and recognition of the need for solutions to drive costs and inefficiencies out of the automotive supply chain,” said Brian Vautaw, AIAG board chairman. “He has extensive experience in supply chain operations with GM and offers practical insight on the current environment and pressing issues facing the industry.”          Small began his career with GM in 1979 with the Cadillac division. Throughout his tenure with GM, he has held a wide variety of positions in the following areas: field sales and service, business management, advertising, marketing, service operations, sales promotions, incentives, events management, regional sales, service and marketing leadership and vehicle distribution.   In 2007, Small was appointed general director, global order fulfillment. His role was expanded in May 2009 to include oversight of the Global Supply Chain Center in GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization. He currently oversees GM’s global order fulfillment, supply and demand alignment, and GM North America Order Fulfillment operations.          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. 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.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more

More Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

first_imgFresh vegetables were in big supply at the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot at Mesa Public Library. Los Alamos Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Thursday and is a Los Alamos MainStreet program, which is part of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.comNative posole. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com Pinto beans. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.comSoaps and lotions. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.comPeas and onions. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.comSuper greens. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.comHuevos. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com Breads and cakes. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.comRadishes and carrots. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

Scenes From 2019 County Fair & Rodeo Parade

first_imgOf the 33 entries in the 2019 Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo Parade, first place winner is the Los Alamos Hill Stompers, which always exemplifies this year’s theme, Off the Beaten Path … this wild and crazy band has been off the beaten path for all of its 19 years. Band leader Jeff Favorite plays the  drum at center. The parade is produced by Los Alamos MainStreet and sponsored by Los Alamos County, Enterprise Bank & Trust and Del Norte Credit Union.  Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comIn 2nd place is the Shrine of North America is perhaps best known for its colorful parades, circuses and clowns. But there also is a serious side to this international fraternity of approximately 400,000 men belonging to 190 Shrine Temples throughout North America. For over 90 years, the Shrine has operated a network of specialized hospitals that treat children with orthopedic problems, burns and spinal cord injuries free of charge. The Los Alamos Shrine entry was led by Tom Brown, 2019 Illustrious Potentate of New Mexico, from the Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple in Albuquerque; Included in the Shrine line-up was the Los Alamos Shrine Clubs’ 1925 Model ‘T’ truck and the Los Alamos Shrine Club Motor Patrol Go-Carts. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com In 3rd place is the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibited the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to the citizens of the of the United States on the basis of sex. The League honors those who fought so hard and so long for Women’s Suffrage. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comLos Alamos High school Hilltoppers Band. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comScene from the 2019 Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday morning on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comScene from the 2019 Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday morning on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comRick Nebel of Tibbar Plasma Technologies drives his antique vehicle in the parade. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comRiders in the back of the antique vehicle dtiven by Rick Nebel of Tibbar Plasma Technologies. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comTrails expert Craig Martin marches with PEEC. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com2019 Rodeo Queen Kelsey Decker, center, with her court. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comShriners. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comScouts march in the 2019 Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday morning on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comScouts march in the 2019 Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday morning on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comThe Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comPhoto by John McHale/ladailypost.comCarmen Luján, the mother of Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, participates in the 2019 Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo Parade Saturday on Central Avenue. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Members of the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comMembers of the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comDavid Sutton of KRSN driving his antique vehicle with the Voice of the Hilltoppers Gene Mortensen. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comFrom left, parade emcee Morrie Pongratz and judges Maire O’Neil, Andy Fox and County Council Chair Sara Scott. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

AFT New Mexico Reacts To Naming Of New PED Secretary-Designate

first_img“We look forward to working with Dr. Stewart, and continuing our work with the NM PED under the administration of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. In just eight short months, deep systemic changes are already starting to take place, and we hope that Dr. Stewart’s vision is to continue those changes alongside educators for the benefit of our students, families, and communities we serve.” “We are encouraged Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has worked swiftly to fill the vacancy of Secretary-Designate at the NM Public Education Department. Her focus on improving educational outcomes in New Mexico is critical to the success of our State as a whole. “Dr. Ryan Stewart’s commitment to public education is clear, and we are heartened with his prior work as an educator and administrator in public schools. His policy expertise on induction and teacher training is an attribute that will help to benefit New Mexico’s public education system and ensure we are developing a strong pipeline of highly qualified educators for all students to address New Mexico’s historic levels of teacher vacancies. AFT News: ALBUQUERQUE ― American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:last_img read more

RSF: Citizen-Journalist Ilham Tohti Serving Life Imprisonment Nominated For Top Human Rights Award

first_imgRSF News: Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang has since urged for the cancellation of the nomination that he sees as support for “extremist terrorism.” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) praises the nomination of Uyghur citizen-journalist Ilham Tohti, serving a life sentence in China, for the Council of Europe’s Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. Citizen-journalist Ilham Tohti, serving a life sentence in China, is nominated for the Council of Europe’s Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. Courtesy/RSF Ilham Tohti, an Uyghur citizen-journalist and academic currently serving a life sentence in China, is among the nominees for the Council of Europe’s Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. The winner will be announced Monday, Sept. 30 at the opening of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. “Ilham Tohti has committed no crime and was merely doing his duties of a journalist by reporting on the Uyghur community,” said Cédric Alviani, the head of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) East Asia Bureau, who called for “the immediate release of Ilham Tohti and all other journalists and bloggers imprisoned by the Chinese regime.” Tohti founded Uyghurbiz, a website reporting news on Uyghur-related issues that is aimed at promoting peaceful dialogue between different communities in China’s Xinjiang province. He was branded a separatist and received a life sentence in 2014. Tohti was awarded the PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award in 2014 and the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders in 2016.China is the largest incarcerator of journalists in the world, with at least 115 detainees, and ranks 177th out of 180 countries and territories in the RSF World Press Freedom Index 2019.last_img read more

Oops … Delivery Truck Snaps Off Water Pipe At LAMC

first_imgOops … a delivery truck inadvertently snaps off a water pipe Thursday flooding the entrance to Los Alamos Medical Center. The broken pipe has been repaired and LAMC is back to normal operations. Courtesy photolast_img