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 MEMPHIS, TENN — Cadna Automotive, a supplier of belts and hoses to the aftermarket, has added two managing partners to its staff. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Dan Clevenger and Fred Witmer have joined the company as co-managing partners. Clevenger has been named president of Cadna Automotive. Witmer will serve as vice president of the Memphis, Tenn.-based company. David Rognlien, who has served as president for the past two years, will return to his previous position as chairman and CEO. Rognlien founded the company in 1988. Both Clevenger and Witmer come from the Cooper-Standard Automotive Group, Fluid Systems Division of Cooper Tire & Rubber. _______________________________________ 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. 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.
Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus helps kindergarten teacher Becky Littleton move furniture today at Barranca Mesa Elementary School after teachers were delayed getting into their classrooms due to construction delays and then a flood. Photo by Sue Henninger
Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC MIAMI (CHTA) – Barbados was named the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year, while Jason Thomas Ao of the Cayman Islands was crowned Caribbean Chef of the Year when the 2019 Taste of the Caribbean competition results were announced last night at Hyatt Regency Miami. Taste of the Caribbean featured 14 Caribbean destinations, competing in a friendly but intense battle for cooking supremacy. The culinary tournament was held in conjunction with the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) annual industry conference, the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) from June 21-23, and the Caribbean305 culinary and cultural consumer celebration on Saturday. The teams included the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Grenada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos. Hazen Rolle of the Bahamas was named Caribbean Junior Chef of the Year. From left is CHTA’s CEO Frank Comito, President Patricia Affonso-Dass and judge Peter Olsacher. (Photo via CHTA) CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Oct 16, 2020 Sunil Chatrani names 2019 Caribbean Hotelier of the yearMONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, CHTA (January 30, 2019) – Sunil Chatrani, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Elegant Hotels Group, is the Caribbean’s 2019 Hotelier of the Year. The Guyanese-born, Barbados-based hotelier received the top honor at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s (CHTA) 37th annual Caribbean Travel Marketplace, which…January 31, 2019In “Barbados”Empire State Building to light up in Caribbean ColoursNEW YORK, NY – Caribbean colours will decorate the New York skyline on Wednesday, 6 June, when the Empire State Building honours the region by lighting its world-famous tower in purple, blue, green, orange, red and magenta (pictured from 2017) in celebration of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) Caribbean Week…May 22, 2018In “Anguilla”Chefs for Development: powerful synergy between agriculture, cuisineA platform that promotes stronger linkages between chefs and small-scale producers in Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Ocean countries was launched in the Caribbean. Chefs for Development aims to stimulate demand of local agri-food products in the domestic and hospitality sector, improving public health and reducing unsustainable food import bills in…October 28, 2016In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp For further information, visit www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… About the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) is the Caribbean’s leading association representing the interests of national hotel and tourism associations. For more than 50 years, CHTA has been the backbone of the Caribbean hospitality industry. Working with some 1,000 hotel and allied members, and 33 National Hotel Associations, CHTA is shaping the Caribbean’s future and helping members to grow their businesses. Whether helping to navigate critical issues in sales and marketing, sustainability, legislative issues, emerging technologies, climate change, data and intelligence or, looking for avenues and ideas to better market and manage businesses, CHTA is helping members on issues which matter most. Oct 16, 2020 Hazen Rolle of the Bahamas was crowned Caribbean Junior Chef of the Year; Rajasekar Ravindran of Turks and Caicos Islands named Caribbean Pastry Chef of the Year; while Bonaire’s Dhanesh De Kok and Elise Weerstand took home the glory in the beef and chocolate competitions respectively. The Cayman Islands’ Dimuth Munasingha reigned supreme in the seafood category. The Caribbean Bartender of the Year award went to Jurnick Merced of Curaçao, and his nation also won Best Vodka Drink. Trinidad and Tobago won Best Non-Alcoholic Drink, St. Lucia captured Best Rum Drink, while Cayman Islands won Best Mystery Bar Drink. Grenada won the Josue Merced-Reyes Spirit of the Competition award, while Floris van Loo of Bonaire took home Tony Mack Spirit of the Competition honors. “We congratulate this year’s Taste of the Caribbean participants, their national hotel and tourism associations, team managers and sponsors for an exhibition of excellence, competitive spirit and camaraderie,” said Patricia Affonso-Dass, President of CHTA. “The future of food and beverage in the region is undoubtedly in good hands.” For the full list of winners, visit www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com/2019-taste-of-the-caribbean-winners Oct 16, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Related Posts
Matrix Composites & Engineering (Matrix) announces that it has entered into an agreement with Subsea 7 for the supply of subsea installation buoyancy for their heavy lift tie-in package on the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project in Western Australia.Matrix will supply subsea installation buoyancy ranging from 0.5t to 10t to the Gorgon Project. The buoyancy will be used to facilitate tie-in operations in water depths of up to 4,429 feet (1,350 metres).Matrix’s subsea installation buoyancy will be manufactured in-house at its new 20,000m2 composites syntactic foam plant in Henderson, Western Australia (WA). The associated tooling and through members will be manufactured at Matrix Offshore Services & Engineering (MOSE), the group’s specialist equipment services and heavy engineering division in Malaga, WA. Under the agreement, 35 people will be directly involved in manufacturing the complete product, with an additional 190 shop floor staff involved with specific parts of the manufacturing process.Matrix’s CEO Aaron Begley said Matrix is delighted to have secured the contract. “The contract highlights our market leading position in the manufacture and supply of subsea buoyancy products. It also showcases Matrix as a provider of complete solutions. Not only are we manufacturing the installation buoyancy, we are also using our fabrication and machining capabilities to make the associated tooling and through members, all under the one roof”.“As the only manufacturer of subsea buoyancy systems in Australia and Asia, Matrix operates out of the world’s largest, most technically advanced composite syntactic foam plant. This allows us to manufacture greater quantities of high quality product within shorter timeframes. Delivery times are also reduced when supplying local operators. At Matrix, we also invest heavily in research and development and intellectual property which gives us a further competitive advantage in regards to product innovation and differentiation”.Matrix has, and continues to supply a number of Australian based oil and gas projects with a range of subsea buoyancy products, composite drilling and completions centralisers, and cryogenic insulation for LNG plants.[mappress]Press Release, September 18, 2013
Port of Amsterdam and Port of Rotterdam, two largest ports in the Netherlands, have renewed their partnership agreement by another five years.“This partnership enables us to create value for our ports while at the same time improving the international competitive position of the Netherlands,” said Port of Rotterdam CEO Allard Castelein.As part of the agreement, initially signed in 2010, the partners set out their intention to investigate opportunities for a shared port management system, known as HaMIS. The system was recently launched in Amsterdam.The system is currently fully operational in both ports and is expected to further align port processes and laws and regulations, including ship waste disposal regulations.By signing a Letter of Intent, the two ports intend to explore other areas for cooperation which will include port infrastructure, purchasing, information management, and increasing the appeal of railway transport, as well as sustainability and the environment, innovation, human resources and legal affairs, and interest representation.“Our joint efforts will benefit our customers: by aligning our systems and processes, we can offer them more value for their money,” Port of Amsterdam CEO Dertje Meijer said.The agreement, signed in 2010, is set to expire this year.
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R-City Cape Town is a new organisation that has been launched in Bonteheuwel. A new organisation that was launched in Bonteheuwel aims to bring transformation to the area and let the youth lead the way.R-City Cape Town was launched with much fanfare outside its base in Honeysuckle Road, on Saturday January 5, with locals and guests from its sister organisation, R-City Belfast, in Northern Ireland.Pastor Norman Jacobs, from Beautiful Exchange Church, where R-City is based, said he had always had the idea that the church would be more than just that and that community work would be at its core.“The seed for Beautiful Exchange was planted in 2013, and we moved to this building last June. The idea of the church was to start a foundation, to do community work, and to help create businesses,” he said.The acronym, R-City, stands for Communities Integrating Through Youth. The R is slang for “our” in Belfast The organisation uses young people as a tool to unite and uplift communities.Mr Jacobs was introduced to R-City when they visited Bonteheuwel a few years ago and wanted to meet with gang members, which Mr Jacobs facilitated.Founder of R-City Belfast, Alan Waite, said his youth centre was started with co-founder Thomas Turley, in 2013.“Both of of us worked in the communities that were, and still continue to be, divided by religion (Protestant and Catholic). Having grown up through the conflict ourselves, we have seen first-hand the devastation that has torn our country apart. “This drove us to design a project that would be positive change and a programme that would impact on the lives of youth living in and around the most notorious interfaces of Belfast. “As part of the project, we designed an international aspect where the groups of youth would travel to South Africa, and at that time we went to Blanco, in George. We later wanted to explore the Cape Flats areas, and wanted to see first-hand the communities we heard so much negativity about,” Mr Waite said.In 2015, R-City Belfast had an opportunity through funding from its local government, to design a programme dealing with choices and consequences. This they designed incorporating gang culture.“This led to us coming in contact with Pastor Norman and his team, through a friend of our project; Judith Kennedy. Our partnership with Pastor Norman grew strong at a very quick pace, and we noticed so many similarities between Bonteheuwel and Belfast,” he said.Mr Waite said both communities had negative stigmas attached to them due to their past or ongoing issues. Their aim is to get young people who have limited opportunities to get involved in positive programmes to impact their futures, to create positive role models, to create a safe space, and to raise the aspirations of the youth and wider community.“This programme is the beginning of something special, and I fully believe it will make a difference,” Mr Waite said.Mr Waite was among a 30-member team that was here for two weeks, leading up to the launch.Mr Jacobs said he was approached by the Belfast team, as he had been involved with gang peace talks before.“These youngsters grow up thinking children who live in another pocket of the community are their enemies, and I want to change that mindset. They don’t even know why they are enemies, but that is what happened generations before them and is just being passed on. Apart from local integration, we are also looking at cross-cultural integration, where we don’t see race or class. “We are busy forming bonds with the Langa community. Now our children realise that we are not that different after all,” Mr Jacobs said.He said they had “adopted” Cedar Primary’s Grade 6 classes, offering crime prevention programmes and introducing positive role models. He is also planning to have after-school programmes running at the church building, where children will be assisted with their homework, get something to eat, and have fun activities. Plans also include offering skills training, creating businesses and turning Bonteheuwel into a tourist destination.“Our vision is massive, and it won’t happen overnight. There is a Chinese saying which states that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, and the second best time is now,” Mr Jacobs said.
Offering pay-as-you-go legal advice could enable solicitors to help clients denied legal aid after 1 April and may help firms generate more work, the Law Society president suggested today. Lucy Scott-Moncrieff told the Society’s legal aid conference: ‘The reality is that for many clients who are losing legal aid, buying a full casework service is unaffordable.’ Rather, firms should explore opportunities for ‘unbundling’ work – offering a pay-as-you-go service to clients who get advice on parts of a case rather than instructing a solicitor on a traditional retainer. ‘This means agreeing with the client which parts of the work they will undertake themselves, while you take on only the parts that add the most value for the client,’ she said. Scott-Moncrieff said that the route opens up ‘a number of regulatory and insurance challenges’, but she said ‘they are not insurmountable’ and guidance had been sought from the Solicitors Regulation Authority. In advance of 1 April, she said Chancery Lane will publish a practice note on unbundling, focusing particularly on family cases, providing model client care letters. Scott-Moncrieff accepted that this model would not assist the poorest clients, but said it would help those who would have made contributions towards their legal aid. In addition, she said, unbundling may generate work from clients who would not have been eligible for legal aid and who would have been put off going to law altogether. Solicitor and chief executive of legal software provider Epoq Richard Cohen told delegates that ‘unbundling’ would be necessary for firms to compete with new big brands entering the market. ‘The legal profession is the last bastion against self-service, but it will be forced to accept it, due to cost and competition,’ he said. Cohen said the process offered benefits for firms, expanding their market and generating more work, and for clients – making legal advice more affordable, less intimidating and giving them greater control. He added: ‘There is nothing in the Code of Conduct that would limit engagement, but you have to be clear with the client what you will do and what they will do.’ Join our LinkedIn Legal Aid sub-group
Crowley’s support culminated in wreaths being laid Saturday, Dec. 14, in national cemeteries in Bayamón in Puerto Rico, Jacksonville (Fla.) and other locations around the country where veterans are interred. More than 100 employees and their friends and families volunteered to transport, stage and place the remembrance wreaths. As highlighted in this new video, Crowley supported the creation and end-to-end delivery of 6,500 wreaths for headstones in Puerto Rico. Crowley’s contributions increased by eight-fold the number of wreaths placed on veterans’ headstones on the island, which the company has served for more than six decades. Sea News, December 23 Author: Baibhav Mishra The company also donated $30,000 combined from its Crowley Solutions business unit that provides government services and its Crowley Cares Foundation. In the spirit of the holiday season, Crowley Maritime Corp. successfully completed the transportation, delivery and placement of nearly 13,000 wreaths at veterans’ gravesites in the U.S. for Wreaths Across America. The effort included a combination of financial donations, in-kind logistics services and volunteerism in honor of U.S. service members past and present. “We are proud we could do our small part to honor our U.S. veterans who gave and sacrificed for our country’s security,” said Tom Crowley, company chairman and CEO. “Helping provide the logistics services, resources and volunteers to support Puerto Rico was our honor.”
BRISBANE – Manny Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Jeff Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in a Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 51,000 people.The 11-time world champion entered the fight at Suncorp Stadium as a hot favorite but got more than he bargained for against the 29-year-old former schoolteacher.Still, Pacquiao dominated the later rounds and had Horn wobbling at the end of the 9th.“I felt buzzed for sure, but I’m the Hornet — I’ve got to come back,” Horn said of that round. “I’m not a quitter. Australians aren’t quitters to start with. We’ve showed we’re winners.“It was the battle of Brisbane, that’s for sure. Absolutely unbelievable. So pumped.”Pacquiao’s long-time trainer Freddie Roach predicted the fight would be short and sweet but Horn — unbeaten in his 17 previous professional fights — applied pressure by winning some of the early rounds and Pacquiao needed treatment during the 6th and 7th rounds for a cut on the top of his head that resulted from a clash of heads.The judges scored the fight 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113, and Horn declared himself “no joke.”Roach had said earlier in the week that he’d think about advising Pacquiao to retire if he lost the fight, but that would depend on how he fought.Horn can’t see Pacquiao retiring any time soon.“I’m sure he’ll want to come back. It was a close decision and I’m sure he’ll want to come back and prove himself,” Horn said.Top Rank promotor Bob Arum said there was a clause for a rematch, but he’d give it time before talking to Pacquiao about it.“I know Jeff would welcome the rematch, but I don’t know Manny’s future position,” Arum said. “Is he going to stay in politics and not continue in boxing? I don’t know, and he doesn’t know now — it’s unfair to ask him now.”Pacquiao’s camp had talked about a rematch with Mayweather if he got past Horn, hoping to avenge his loss on points in the 2015 mega fight. That seems to be a distant chance now.Pacquiao, who entered the fight with a record of 59-6-2, 38 knockouts, was defending the WBO title he won on points against Jessie Vargas last November./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full] Jeff Horn (right) defeated Manny Pacquiao in a massive upset, with all three judges scoring it in Horn’s favor, 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113. CHRIS HYDE / GETTY IMAGES [av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Pacquiao loses title to Horn in stunning upset’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]July 2, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]