Guyana, SVG win male, female CARICOM 10k title

first_imgGuyana and Trinidad and Tobago take titles: CARICOM 10KGuyanese Cleveland Forde and Trinidadian Tonya Nero made it two in a row when they retained their male and female titles respectively in the 2015 edition of the CARICOM 10K race held in Bridgetown Barbados, Sunday 28 June 2015. Forde followed up his 2014 win with victory in a close…June 29, 2015In “Barbados”CARICOM 10K runs off on Sunday in BarbadosAmateur and professional athletes from across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will meet early Sunday (28 June) to compete in the Eleventh Annual CARICOM 10K Road Race on Bay Street Esplanade, Barbados. A much anticipated feature ahead of the Regular Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government, this edition…June 25, 2015In “Anguilla”Mark! Set! Go! CARICOM 10k Race to be held 3 JulyThe twelfth Annual CARICOM 10K race will be held on Sunday, 3 July, 2016, at 6:00 am in Georgetown, Guyana. The event will be held under the Theme ‘Promoting Healthy and Peaceful Societies’. The race is held to coincide with the Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of…June 13, 2016In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp You may be interested in… CARICOM 10k races off on Sunday morning Of special note were the two eldest participants in the 10k and 5k races Mr. Franklin Archer and Mr Phillip Beckles, both of Guyana, who completed their races with commendation. There were four participants in the 1500 m race for schools and the youngest participant was Jalani Cheddi. The winner in that category was Ezekiel DeSouza, while second and third went to Khelani Glen and Jeremiah Harrison respectively. The event was attended by CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of Dominica Hon. Roosevelt Skerritt, Secretary General of CARICOM Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Minister in the Ministry of Sports, Guyana, Hon. Nicolette Henry. In his remarks at the awards presentation ceremony Prime Minister Skerritt commended all of the participants for their efforts. He said physical activity was critically important within the Region which continued to deal with the challenges of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCDs). He also commended the CARICOM Secretariat for including all levels of society in the event. All levels of society need to be involved in physical activity to prevent CNCDs,” Prime Minister Skerritt said. Secretary-General LaRocque in his remarks said everyone who participated was a winner. He also used the opportunity to thank the sponsors and partners which included Digicel Guyana, Courts Guyana, Demerara Distillers Limited, Eureka Laboratories, CARICOM Rice Mills Limited, the Guyana Athletics Association, Guyana Ministry of Sports, Guyana Defence Force, Guyana Police Force, Guyana Ministry of Public Health, Guyana Ministry of Public Infrastructure and the Guyana City Engineers. Guyana’s Minister of Sports, Hon Nicolette Henry said it was wonderful to see the high number of participants. She said those who participated were examples of how commitment and dedication paid off for health and well-being. The race was held to coincide with the 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government which will be held in Georgetown, Guyana, 4-6 July. The opening ceremony will be held tomorrow at the National Cultural Centre at 5:00 p.m. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jun 28, 2019 Jul 6, 2018 Jul 21, 2017center_img UN SG lauds CARICOM leadership on global issues CARICOM Road Race on 7 July This was the twelfth staging of the CARICOM 10k race which was held under the theme ‘Promoting Healthy and Peaceful Societies’. The start line was the CARICOM Secretariat, while the end point was the National Park where a presentation ceremony was held.  In addition to the main event, there were three supporting events –  a 5K race, a 1500m race for schools, and a special race for athletes with disabilities. The first place male winner in the 5k race was Ricky Williams, while second and third went to Tyrese Yensen and Joel Williams respectively. All three athletes were from Guyana. In the female category first place went to Joana Archer second place to Tabitha Benman and third to Kissanna Glen, all from Guyana. Athletes pose for a photograph outside the CARICOM Secretariat before the race on Sunday morning CARICOM 10k winners Cleveland Forde from Guyana and Linda McDonalnd from St. Vincent and the Grenadines pose for a photo with Minister in the Ministry of Sports, Guyana, Hon. Nicolette Henry. CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerritt, and Secretary-General of CARICOM Ambassador Irwin LaRocque after the twelfth staging of the event on Sunday July 3, 2016. Four-time CARICOM  10k winner Cleveland Forde of Guyana copped his fifth title in the latest edition of the CARICOM 10k Race on Sunday morning (July 3) in his native Guyana. He completed the race in 32:39 minutes. Linda McDonald  brought victory to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the female category with a time of 37:57.  The second place in the male category went to Curtis Cox of Trinidad and Tobago clocking in at 32:56 while Winston Missingher of Guyana raced to third place with a time of 33:28. Second place for the females went to Euleen Josiah-Tanner from Guyana who finished at 39:46 and Guyanese Andrea Foster got third place with a time of 40:37. Sep 22, 2017 Health checks for CARICOM staff members during Caribbean… last_img read more

St. Kitts and Nevis to host Conference of Governors-General, Presidents of…

first_imgBasseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS): The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis will play host on the Occasion of the 16th Conference of Governors-General and Presidents of the Caribbean Region, which takes place from Sunday 8th to Thursday 12th of April, 2018. Chair of the conference, His Excellency Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton, Governor-General of St. Kitts and Nevis, said that there will be an opening ceremony and reception at Government House on Monday 9th April with the Governors-General and Presidents. Prior to the opening ceremony and reception, the visiting delegates would have already visited Nevis and taken a tour. Other visits while in the Federation will include one to the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Center at the C.A. Paul Southwell Industrial Park and the other to the recently opened five star luxury hotel, Park Hyatt St. Kitts located at Christophe Harbour on the island’s Southeast Peninsula. The working sessions of the conference will be held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort where several issues will be discussed. According to Sir Tapley, some of these issues relate to the Office of Governor-General and Office of President and the experiences of the office holders; issues relating to Central Banks in the region; the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and its accomplishments in 50 years and prospects for the future; the University of the West Indies (UWI) and a retrospective look at its 70 years in existence with predictions for the future; and the relationship of the High Commissions in London with Buckingham Palace. Dominica a land ‘brutalised’ – reflection on the fury of a… Conference of Governors-General, Presidents off to warm… CDB to discuss regional productivity, tourism industry… May 25, 2017 CDB study recommends strategies to promote regional… Sep 25, 2017center_img Apr 10, 2018 Apr 24, 2017 You may be interested in… Some of the countries that will be represented at the conference include Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, while some prominent persons who will attend include Former Governor-General of Saint Lucia, Dame Calliopa Pearlette Louisy, the first woman to hold that post in Saint Lucia and who held the office for 20 years; President of the CCJ, Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron, who demits office this year; Governor General of Belize and Dean of the Governors-General of the Caribbean Region, Sir Colville Norbert Young; President of the Commonwealth of Dominica, His Excellency, the Honourable Charles Savarin; and Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Mr. Timothy Antoine. (St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service Press Release)Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Conference of Governors-General, Presidents off to warm start in St. Kitts and NevisBasseterre, St. Kitts, April 10, 2018 (SKNIS): His Excellency Sir S. W. Tapley Seaton, Governor-General of St. Kitts-Nevis, warmly welcomed eminent Heads of State to the federation, as they assembled at Government House on Monday, 9 April for the opening ceremony of the 16th Conference of Governors-General and President of…April 10, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Regional Bar Associations should promote CCJ more – St Kitts and Nevis Governor-GeneralBASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — St. Kitts and Nevis Governor-General Sir Samuel Tapley Seaton believes that Regional Bar Associations have dropped the ball on promoting the merits of the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Seaton made the remarks while participating in a discussion on the CCJ at the two-day,…April 4, 2016In “CARICOM”Former Governor-General receives knighthood from Prince HarryBasseterre, St. Kitts – (SKNIS): An investiture ceremony was held Wednesday in the State Room at Government House where former Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis, His Excellency Sir Edmund Wickham Lawrence, formally received his knighthood. Sir Edmund Lawrence was invested with the insignia of Knight Grand Cross of…November 24, 2016In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Barbados Minister blasts blacklisting agencies

first_img(Barbados Today) A minister has taken to task foreign agencies that blacklist and impose sanctions on Barbados and other Caribbean countries. Minister of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey described the action by unnamed organisations as unconscionable in the House of Assembly. He said: “Every time we adjust the goal post it is moved and somehow we must readjust and it seems that no matter whatever we do enough is not good enough. Mar 10, 2020 Barbados Maritime Affairs Ministry to Co-Host Upcoming… OECD warns COVID-19 could halve global growth –… You may be interested in… Feb 24, 2020 Sep 1, 2020center_img “We keep making changes to our tax policy to be able to suit them. “The thing about taxes that I recall is that there should be clarity… and Barbados has always had a clear tax policy. Read more at: Barbados Today Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Trinidad removed from “grey list” – CARICOM Business… Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for… Jul 23, 2020 Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for Caribbean Frontline Medical Workers(Caribbean Development Bank, July 23, 2020, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados) – Critically needed personal protective equipment (PPE) is on its way to medical workers on the front lines of the Caribbean’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Yesterday, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) took delivery of the majority…July 23, 2020In “Antigua & Barbuda”Barbados Ratifies CONSLE ProtocolBarbados has ratified the Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community, and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed the…February 19, 2017In “Barbados”CCRIF pays US$5.8 million to Barbados following the passage of Tropical Storm KirkBridgetown, Barbados, October 22, 2018. On Friday October 19th, Barbados Prime Minister Honourable Mia Amor Mottley met with CCRIF CEO Mr. Isaac Anthony, Deputy Chairperson Mrs. Desirée Cherebin and Board member Mrs. Faye Hardy at a short ceremony to mark the payout by CCRIF to the Government of Barbados following the…October 22, 2018In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Former Allied Signal President Michael Monti Dies

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. 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.  From MEMA Industry News AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementJACKSON, TN — Michael Monti, former president of Allied Signal Inc., died Friday at age 66. A former MEMA board member, Monti retired from Allied Signal in 1995 after 37 years with the company. Before becoming president, he had worked as president of the Allied Fram division and vice president and general manager of the Bendix automotive aftermarket operation in Jackson, Tenn. In addition to his service to MEMA, Monti also was a past board member of the Automotive Service Industry Association, the Automotive Sales Council and the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association. He is survived by his wife and mother, two sons, two daughters, one brother and 11 grandchildren. _______________________________________ 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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Snap-on Names Joseph Abbud, Vice President for Rapid Continuous Improvement

first_img Don’t Miss:Cooper Names New VP, Global Supply Chain Up Next:Phil Moore Joins Federated Auto Parts Distributors KENOSHA, WIS — Snap-on announced that Joseph Abbud will join the company in the newly created position of vice president – rapid continuous improvement, a position in which he will have responsibility for ensuring the implementation and continued evolution of manufacturing and operating best practices on a company-wide basis. His appointment is effective Monday, October 1. Abbud will report directly to Jack Michaels, chairman, president and CEO. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Abbud, 44, most recently led continuous improvement as worldwide director of operational excellence at ITT Industries Electronics Division in Hong Kong, PRC, where he held positions of progressively increased responsibilities, including plant and manufacturing management. He has extensive experience in establishing and implementing manufacturing and supply chain initiatives, which resulted in significantly improved customer satisfaction, cost competitiveness and increased operating cash flow. “With a solid track record of improving on-time delivery and establishing better cost competitiveness in North and South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Joseph will provide valuable leadership as we continue our priority on taking better care of our customers and dealers, and the further elimination of waste and complexity to improve our quality, delivery and costs,” said Michaels. “He is a high-energy, passionate leader who brings a results-oriented mindset and substantial expertise to our management team.” Abbud holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Monterrey Institute of Technology, Monterrey, Mexico; a Master in Quality Systems from the International Institute of Strategic Administration, Torreon, Mexico; and is a graduate of the Financial Management Program at the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia. _______________________________________ Click Advertisement In this article: Print last_img read more

Cooper-Standard Automotive Names New Chairman, CEO and COO

first_imgNOVI, MI — Cooper-Standard Automotive has named James McElya chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer (CEO) of the company. McElya had previously served as president and CEO. S.A. “Tony” Johnson, who had previously served as chairman, has assumed the role of lead director. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The company also appointed Ed Hasler to president and the newly-created role of chief operating officer. In this role, Hasler is responsible for leading the global operational activities for the company’s three divisions. For the past three years Hasler has been president of the company’s global sealing division, and prior to that Hasler was in charge of the company’s International division. Hasler will retain his role as president of the global sealing division in addition to his new responsibilities. For more information about Cooper-Standard, go to: http://www.cooperstandard.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 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.  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 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

OBITUARY: Former CABA Executive Director Virginia ‘Honey’ Eckhardt Loses Two-Year Battle with Cancer

first_imgSAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla. — On Tuesday, Aug. 25, Virginia “Honey” Eckardt, 56, died after a nearly two-year struggle with cancer. Honey had served as the executive director of the Chesapeake Automotive Business Association (CABA) from 1992 through 2004, when she moved from Maryland to be near her children in Northeast Florida. Concurrently, she had been the CEO of the CAWA Federal Credit Union (now the Automotive Aftermarket Employee Federal Credit Union) from 1985 through 2004.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Honey grew up in the automotive aftermarket working closely with her father, Dominick Amantea, who preceded her as the CEO of the Chesapeake Automotive Wholesalers Association, which became CABA in their merger with the Maryland Tire Dealers Association in 2001. She was a graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.S in Business Administration. “Hon loved the small business aftermarket and the people in it,” said Skip Potter, current executive director and CEO of both CABA and Automotive Aftermarket Employee Federal Credit Union. “She was their advocate and took her passion for them across the country as a member herself of both the Alliance of State Automotive Aftermarket Association Executives and the Tire Industry Association Executives. A memorial service for Honey will be held by the family on Thursday, Sept. 3, 5 p.m., at the Craig Funeral Home, 1475 Old Dixie Hwy, Saint Augustine, FL, 32084.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more

Aftermarket Executive MBA Degree Program Now Accepting Applicants for Incoming Class

first_imgMIDLAND, Mich. — Applications are now being accepted for the incoming class of Northwood University’s Aftermarket Executive MBA program, the world’s only MBA degree opportunity tailored specifically to the interests of professionals within the global automotive and commercial-vehicle aftermarket industries.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Led by faculty of the University’s acclaimed DeVos Graduate School of Management, the program enrolled its first class – comprising a diverse group of manufacturing and distribution professionals – earlier this year. “By any measure, our Aftermarket MBA program has been a significant success – both for the industry and the University,” said Dr. Timothy Nash, vice president of strategic and corporate alliances for Northwood University. “But the best measure is feedback from current participants, who tell us they are energized and challenged by their studies and the opportunity to work with their peers.” The incoming class will begin study Jan. 31, 2010, during the first of five week-long classroom sessions on the Northwood University campus in Midland, Mich. The highly manageable 30-month program blends these on-campus sessions with directed, Web-based instruction to accommodate the career and personal demands of participants. “My first year in the program has been extremely rewarding,” said Rick Guirlinger, vice president for General Parts International Inc./CARQUEST Auto Parts. “The faculty is outstanding and the online and face-to-face interaction with other class members has expanded my view to entirely new ways of approaching competitive challenges. The flexible format has allowed me to stay on top of my studies while fulfilling my responsibilities at work and home.”Advertisement A key element of the Aftermarket Executive MBA program is a “capstone” project that must demonstrate a minimum business EBIT benefit of $75,000. Similar student projects have resulted in an average of more than $450,000 in cost savings or revenue increases to participants’ organizations, representing a more than tenfold payback of the program cost. For more information regarding admissions, program content and requirements, visit the DeVos Web site at www.northwood.edu/graduate or call (800) MBA-9000.last_img read more

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets June 18

first_imgThe speaker at the Military Order of the World Wars June 18 dinner meeting is LANL Director Emeritus Dr. Terry Wallace Jr. His broad background in global security should provide a very interesting and informative presentation on the future of warfare. LANL Director Emeritus Dr. Terry Wallace Jr. Act of Congress chartered the Military Order of the World Wars in 1919 as a national patriotic organization. The principal objectives of the MOWW are continuing service to the Nation, and patriotic educational opportunity for the nation’s youth and citizens. Current youth programs are focused upon annual Youth Leadership Conferences for high school students presented in New Mexico by its related Sunbelt Patriotic Youth Leadership Conferences, Inc. Current, former and retired federally commissioned officers of all branches of the United States Uniformed Services are eligible for membership in the MOWW and are especially invited to attend our meetings. MOWW News: The meeting begins with a social period at 6 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m. The presentation will begin at about 7:15 p.m. The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to interested citizens for the dinner and program with RSVP, or the program only at no cost. The cost of the dinner is $25. The dinner will be roasted chicken breast and appropriate side dishes. RSVP (yes or no) for the dinner by Sunday, June 16 to Eleanor Pinyan at 505.672.3750 for reservations. Remember … a reservation is a commitment to pay. Note change in location: the meeting will be held in the dining room of American Legion Post 90 at 1325 Trinity Dr., behind Pasta Paradiso. Use the west side door to enter the dining room. last_img read more

SFNF Update: Cueva Fire Grows To 5 Acres

first_imgSFNF News:SANTA FE – Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) have determined that the lightning-caused Cueva Fire on the Coyote Ranger District will be managed to improve forest conditions and reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire in the future.Today and through the weekend fire crews will take advantage of favorable weather conditions to implement firing operations to bring positive benefits to the landscape.Start date: August 6, 2019Cause: LightningLocation: French Mesa, located on the north end of the Coyote Ranger District, adjacent to Forest Road 8Size:  5 acresFuels: Primarily ponderosa pine and pinon-juniperResources on scene: 2 New Mexico State Forestry IWC Crews, Coyote Ranger District fire personnelCurrent status: Crews will monitor the Cueva Fire and continue firing operations as monsoonal weather patterns allow through the rest of the weekendWeather: High chance of precipitation with winds out of the southwest at 5-15 mph and temperatures in the 80sPredicted smoke impact: Smoke is visible from US Highway 112 and Highway 96. Possible smoke impact to the communities of Llaves, Abiquiu and Gallina as well as private inholdings in Rio Gallina and Rio Chama.The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) can take advantage of natural ignitions like the Cueva Fire to improve conditions on the ground by getting rid of woody material and debris on the forest floor. Weather over the next few days will determine whether the Cueva Fire can continue to achieve resource benefits by reintroducing fire to a fire-adapted forest ecosystem. Firefighter and public safety is always the first priority on all wildland fire incidents.Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health by using the 5-3-1 visibility method can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website at https://nmtracking.org/fire. People with health concerns can also call NMDOH at 505-827-0006 for additional information. For information on the HEPA filter loan program, go to https://facnm.org/smoke#smokeanchor5.Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at www.nmfireinfo.com, www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF and Twitter @SantafeNF. For additional information about the Cueva Fire, contact the Coyote Ranger District at 575.638.5526.last_img read more