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Barbados Culinary Team Tops Taste of The Caribbean Competition

first_img Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 16, 2020 CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… 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.center_img Related Posts 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 For further information, visit www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… 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) 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 WhatsApplast_img read more

ZF Names Two Execs to New Posts

first_imgWith 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.  NORTHVILLE, MI — ZF Lemforder, the car chassis technology division of ZF, announced that Reinhard Buhl, group executive, Car Chassis Technology and a member of the board of management of ZF, will assume the position of president of ZF Lemforder North America, in addition to his regular worldwide duties. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementBuhl joined ZF Lemforder in 1978 and became a member of the board of management during 2004. He is a resident of Dielingen, Germany. The company also named Tom Gorman to the position of COO, ZF Lemforder North America. Gorman will also retain his title of vice president, components, within ZF Lemforder in North America. Gorman joined ZF in October 2000, as general manager of the chassis components business unit, after 17 years with Dana Corp. Both positions are effective immediately. _______________________________________ Click Advertisement In this article: Don’t Miss:Federal-Mogul Names Mauro Parisi Vice President, Aftermarket, Europe, Middle East and Africa,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 Print Up Next:BASF Names Juan Carlos Ordo 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.  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

Cooper Appoints Global Quality Chief

first_imgFINDLAY, OH — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Carl Montalbine to the newly created position of vice president of global quality and operational excellence. He will report to Cooper President and CEO Roy Armes. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Montalbine previously worked for a number of companies, including Textron Inc., AlliedSignal, Honeywell, Northrop Inc. and Fairchild Republic Co.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied 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. last_img read more

AMN Careers: Manager, Technology Standards, AAIA

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 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. 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.  The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) is seeking a Manager of Technology Standards. The position reports to the Vice President of Technology Standards. The Manager of Technology Standards is responsible for the documentation, implementation and management of the technical industry standards and programs of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association. The position requires a unique combination of project management, business analyst and technical documentation skills. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement For more information and to apply for this position, click here.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

CVSN Installs New Officers and Directors

first_imgJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – At the recent Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) Aftermarket Distribution Summit held in Washington, D.C., CVSN installed the following new slate of officers and three new directors.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Marc Karon of Total Truck Parts, West Palm Beach, Fla., is the new president; Harry Amoroso of B&A Friction, San Jose, Calif., is vice president; Dave Willis of CRW Parts in Baltimore, Md., is treasurer; and Angelo Volpe, Jacksonville, Fla., is the CVSN executive vice president/secretary. Three new directors also were installed: Tom Ogburn of Ogburn’s Truck Parts in Fort Worth, Texas; Dave Olsen of Transaxle in Cinnaminson, N.J., and Todd Manson of Webb Wheel Products in Cullman, Ala. President Karon said, “CVSN is fortunate to continue to have a dedicated and capable board of directors that will lead our association to make decisions in the best interests of our members. We all owe thanks to these people who give freely of their time to help our industry achieve even greater success.”   CVSN was formed in 2006 from the merger of the Council of Fleet Specialists (CFS) and the National Wheel and Rim Association (NWRA). The association has close to 70 members and more than 500 warehouse locations across North America.,JACKSONVILLE, FL – At the recent Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) Annual Business Forum held in Baltimore, MD, CVSN installed the following new officers: AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement · Ken Duval of Canadian Wheel is the new president; · Tom Stewart of Carolina Rim and Wheel is vice president; · Marc Karon of Total Truck Parts is treasurer; and · Angelo Volpe remains CVSN Executive vice president/secretary. Three new directors were also installed: · Harry Amoroso of B & A Friction; · Bill Cousins of Pioneer Rim & Wheel; and · Sal Miscio of the Donaldson Company. With close to 90 members and more than 500 warehouse locations across North America, CVSN aims to strengthen its members’ businesses and the relationships between members and their supply partners. New President Ken Duval announced that the network will schedule its annual business conference to coincide with Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week. “As part of our ongoing commitment to the industry, CVSN’s Executive Business Conference, held every spring, will be combined with the annual HDAW. CVSN’s support of HDAW in 2008 and leadership role in HDAW for 2009 and beyond will enhance the value of CVSN to both the supplier and distributor members,” said Duval. CVSN’s Annual Business Forum, held each September will continue and will supplement CVSN’s year-round activities of creating business opportunities for our members through on-going professional development, legislative updates, education and industry-wide cooperation. Advertisement To learn more about CVSN and becoming a member visit: www.cvsn.org.last_img read more

Eye To Eye With A Praire Dog In Valles Caldera

first_imgLos Alamos resident Anna Yarrow had a relaxed tête-à-tête with this praire dog Friday at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Photo by Anna Yarrowlast_img

Scene From LAHS Marching Band Evening Practice

first_imgThe Los Alamos High School Marching Band practicing Wednesday evening on Sullivan Field. Photo by Mark Lorenclast_img

Posts From The Road: Sculptures In Borrego Springs

first_imgA farm worker picks and boxes grapes. The detail in the scene is impressive. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com Perhaps the most popular of the works in the desert at Borrego Springs, Calif., is a 350-foot serpent with the head of a dragon and tail of a rattlesnake. The large piece appears to cross the road as it arches and dips its way across the desert floor. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com Two horses scuffle as one of the horses stands high on its rear legs. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com Notice Breceda’s attention to details in both the Jeep and the passengers. This detail was evident in all of the pieces displayed. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comLife-size dinosaurs appear to be attacking our van as my wife drives near the large sculptures. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com A prospector pans for gold as his horse waits tied to a stake. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com A couple of outdoor enthusiasts tackle a rocky road in their Jeep which, was modeled after a 1946 Williy CJ-3A, one of the first Jeep models. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com A camel seems quite content as the young calf nurses. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com By GARY WARRENFormerly of Los AlamosScattered amongst the desert at Borrego Springs, Calif. are metal sculptures, which were created by California sculpture artist Ricardo Breceda.The sculptures are located on property called Galleta Meadows in Borrego Springs, which is owned by Dennis Avery of the Avery Label Co.When Avery discovered Breceda’s work a few years ago, it was a perfect answer to Avery’s desire to install artwork on his desert landscape. The first sculpture was installed in 2008 and has grown to more than 130.The art is open for public viewing and visitors are allowed to walk amongst the various works. The works depict many prehistoric animals, working people, animals we see today, and other whimsical works of art.Editor’s note: Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he shares his photographs, which appear in the ‘Posts from the Road’ series published in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post.last_img read more

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Float Los Alamos

first_imgOn the job in Los Alamos Thursday is owner and float operator Linda Casias of Float Los Alamos at 927 Central Ave. Float Los Alamos provides floatation therapy. which involves lying in a spacious, dark tank floating atop a super saturated Epsom saltwater solution. The goal of floatation therapy is to limit sensory input and allow the body to shift into a parasympathetic state to achieve rest, relaxation and restoration of normal function and behavior. The community is encouraged to visit Float Los Alamos and the other small businesses in the shopping strip where the DMV is despite road construction as access to the parking lot is not impeded. Visit www.floatlosalamos.com. #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

Hotel-Conference Center LEDA: Evaluating The Facts

first_imgThe clarified preliminary site plan on the county’s website (https://losalamosnm.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_6435726/File/Government/Projects/Economic%20Dev.%20Projects/TNJLA/LosAlamos_TownePlace_Suites_Proposed_Site_Map.pdf ) describes a 250- to 300-person conference facility, with parking as required by County code. The developer and County agree that more parking is desirable. Both the developer and the county are pursuing additional parking nearby; land is available within a 5-minute walk. The Comfort Inn on Trinity, which would expect to accommodate conference attendees who won’t fit in the 86-room conference hotel, is also a 5-minute walk away. Lab employees participating in meetings can utilize our excellent and free Atomic City Transit to avoid the need for a parking space. An important feature of all such agreements is the “claw-back” provision: if a company fails to live up to its investment and job obligations, the County get its money back. Los Alamos has had success with LEDA projects, such as one that helped the New Mexico Consortium get started, and a more recent LEDA with Pebble Labs, a spinoff company, which should bring $60 million in new lab/office space and more than 100 new technical jobs. LEDA support for a hotel-conference center on 20th Street, proposed at the Aug. 27 Council meeting, prompted significant and appreciated public comment. Opinions fell into three categories: support, to fill a long need for hotel rooms and meeting space that will boost the local economy; opposition, on the grounds that it is unnecessary and/or unfair to offer this land to the developer (or that the deal does not provide a good enough return to the County); and simple concern that this project has not been sufficiently vetted in the community. This article will discuss how the County under LEDA must evaluate such a proposal, and present the relevant facts. Transparency in this process is vital. With some changes, I believe a win-win deal is possible: a good private investment and a fair return for our community.  The single biggest thing the developer could do to indicate their commitment to the community would be to extend the term of the LEDA agreement beyond ten years. In that way, whatever the exact yearly savings or benefits to the county are, they are increased by the larger number of years, so that our initial investment is more clearly justified. Provisions that would allow a local business to operate on (and potentially own) lot 5C on Trinity would also underscore the developer’s understanding of our community goals. County Council will again discuss at its regular meeting Oct. 1 possibly donating 3 acres of land on 20th Street to TNJ to build a 86-room hotel and conference center. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com By PETE SHEEHEYLos Alamos County CouncilVice Chair After Council discussion, we voted unanimously to continue the item until the Oct. 1 meeting. More information is being made publicly available (see the County website https://losalamosnm.us/government/projects/economic_development_projects_/20th_st_hotel_conference_ctr ). Staff and Councilors have met with the developers, to obtain more information, and discuss possible amendments to the deal. A conference center, preferably integrated with a hotel, has long been considered an important way to boost the local economy. A 2012 study (https://losalamosnm.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_6435726/File/Government/Projects/Economic%20Dev.%20Projects/TNJLA/SAG_ConferenceCenter_MarketStudy_Jan2012.pdf ) consulted with LANL (which indicated at least 60 additional meetings per year could be kept local rather than going off the hill) and other potential users. The study made the case that a hotel-conference center would add 14,000 room-night stays per year, adding $2.7 million per year into the local economy.  center_img The New Mexico Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) allows public-private partnerships that make possible community economic opportunities that would not otherwise happen, or would take much longer to get started. However, adding the then-proposed 134-room hotel to the existing supply of hotel rooms (including 80 at the Hilltop House) would have potentially put one or more local hotels out of business, due to oversupply.  In the event one or more then-existing hotels closed, the study predicted that the new proposed hotel-conference center would benefit the local economy overall. Los Alamos County Ordinance Number 543 (June 9, 2009) implements LEDA for the County, with objectives including economic diversification, expansion of the tax base, increased job opportunities, redevelopment of unused space, and enhancing the ability to keep business in the county. Approval of such partnerships must be based upon local economic development plans, cost-benefit analysis (public benefit should outweigh cost), and a commitment of the private partner to the goals of the community. Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation had a similar study done in 2017 (https://losalamosnm.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_6435726/File/Government/Projects/Economic%20Dev.%20Projects/TNJLA/HVS_MarketStudy_FINAL_103017.pdf ). With the closing of Hilltop House and the upswing in the Lab budget and overall economy of the last five years, this study concludes that an extended-stay 100-room hotel and conference center would have good occupancy without substantially reducing existing hotels’ occupancy. The additional room rentals (some of which would go to existing hotels) and economic activity (catering, restaurants, services) noted in the previous study would now clearly benefit the whole community. What I see as the major return to the County for our $1.8 million land contribution is the building of the convention center, which would cost the county at least $2 million, and its operation for at least 10 years, which would cost the county as much as $200,000 per year ($2 million over 10 years). A longer term should be negotiated, which will make the payoff to the county of taxes and avoided yearly operating expenses higher. An updated proposed LEDA Return on Investment page is provided on the County website (https://losalamosnm.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_6435726/File/Government/Projects/Economic%20Dev.%20Projects/TNJLA/ROI_for_LEDA_on_20th.pdf ). There is the developer’s $10 million capital investment in Los Alamos, accompanied by yearly additional property tax, GRT, and Lodgers Tax payments, and 17 jobs paying an estimated $465,000 per year. One could question exactly how much additional yearly revenue these provide the County, compared to what other potential buyers of this property would pay. last_img read more

New Mexico Christmas Trees Brighten U.S. Capitol

first_imgOn display this month in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the Red River area in the Questa Ranger District of the Carson National Forest in New Mexico is by far the most impressive tree with its 11,000 ornaments created by New Mexicans. The tradition of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, or the ‘People’s Tree’, began in 1964, and this year New Mexico is providing the tree for the third time. Photo by Donald Taylor The tall White House Christmas Tree is surrounded by small trees from all 50 states, including this tree from New Mexico decorated by Los Alamos Middle School students. Photo by Donald Taylor Close up view of some of the 11,000 ornaments created by New Mexicans that decorate the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree on display in Washington, D.C. Photo by Donald Taylorlast_img read more

Tickets Available For Community Asset Awards

first_imgCOMMUNITY News:Tickets are available for the annual Community Asset Awards, Jan. 11 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.The 11th annual event, sponsored by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, recognizes individuals, organizations and local businesses, for their good works throughout the community.Tickets are $10 and include an evening filled sweet treats for the soul and the taste buds through inspiring people and stories.Tickets can be reserved by calling 505.695.9139.last_img

New Mexico State Police: Working To Keep Citizens Safe During COVID-19 Outbreak

first_imgState Police requests public and businesses to comply with Emergency Public Health Order. Courtesy/NMSPNMSP News:New Mexico State Police requests the help of the public and New Mexico businesses in complying with the Emergency Public Health Order.The Order requires all non-essential businesses to stop operating, and State Police, in conjunction with local law enforcement, will ensure that businesses adhere to its directives.We believe the great majority of businesses will continue to voluntarily comply in the interest of public safety. However, in the event businesses are not compliant, officers will educate the non-compliant establishment about the requirements of the order and allow them a reasonable opportunity to adapt. We anticipate many businesses will voluntarily comply in the interest of protecting public health, state law addressing the public health order grants the State Police the authority to take action when necessary. Businesses who remain non-compliant may face civil fines or criminal charges.  The public health order also states that mass gatherings of more than five individuals are prohibited at this time.If you wish to report non-compliance within a business, a violation of the mass gatherings ban, or other violations of the public order, you may report them to [email protected] or contact our non-emergency COVID-19 hotline at (833).551.0518, Option 2 or contact your police or sheriff’s department on their non-emergency phone lines. When submitting a non-compliance complaint via email, please provide the following: date and time of observed violation, city, county, business name and business address.New Mexico State Police understands New Mexicans are being adversely affected by this crisis on many levels – from adjustments in daily routines to losing sleep over financial and health concerns. State Police officers and their families share many of the same worries.  “We realize this is a very stressful and uncertain time, but as a community and state we will get through this,” said Chief Tim Johnson. “The core mission of the New Mexico State Police is to ensure the health, welfare and safety of the citizens of New Mexico, and we are committed to doing just that by ensuring New Mexicans adhere to this public health emergency order.” The public health emergency order may be viewed here.last_img read more

Cats Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos: Meet Mayonnaise

first_imgMayonnaise is a 3-year-old long haired domestic adopted from the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter. He has the silliest sense of humor, thinks he is a dog and loves to play with the feet of his humans. He also loves to lift spirits all over Los Alamos. Mayonnaise is a member of the Kaden and Madi Colson family. Courtesy photolast_img

Heinrich Issues Statement Commemorating Memorial Day

first_imgU.S. Sen. Martin HeinrichU.S. SENATE News:ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in commemoration of Memorial Day:“As we continue to grapple with one of the most challenging periods many of us have faced in our lifetimes, we should pause on this Memorial Day to reflect on how previous generations of Americans confronted levels of sacrifice and loss that are difficult for us to even comprehend.“Over the course of our nation’s history, Americans have gone to battle and sacrificed their lives for causes greater than themselves. This year, many families have had to put memorial services and shared grief on hold. Our communities are unable to come together in public ceremonies to honor the memory and legacy of the patriots who gave their lives in service. But we must never forget what these great Americans stood for: the still unfinished work of building a nation where all of us are equal and free.“This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe and the Pacific, a victory over tyranny, fascism, and oppression. There are fewer Americans left who can tell us what it was like for the Greatest Generation, both those on the warfront and the home front, to face such immense and unthinkable hardships. While still climbing out from the greatest economic crisis our nation had yet faced, and staring down a rise of violence and hateful ideology around the globe, young men and women all across America stepped up to serve their country.“That included countless New Mexicans: from those who endured the horrors of the Bataan Death March to Navajo Code Talkers, whose secret messages were key to securing victory against Japan, and the research scientists and engineers who came together on a secret mission in Los Alamos to beat Hitler’s Germany in the world-reshaping race to develop nuclear weapons. All of these Americans, many of whom lost their lives, demonstrated incredible ingenuity, perseverance, and resolve.“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced each of us to change the way we live our lives in order to protect the lives of our fellow Americans. Yet reflecting on and remembering the men and women who died for us puts much of the difficulties we are facing today into perspective. Our nation is great because of their courage. Let us never forget them. Let us all recommit ourselves to what they fought to create.”last_img read more

Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation Purchases PPE To Distribute To Local Small Business Community

first_imgLACDC News:Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC) has purchased limited amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE) to donate to small businesses located in Los Alamos County.With the New Mexico health order now requiring individuals to wear facial coverings in public, and the added precautions businesses are taking as their stores prepare to reopen, many are in need of masks and other PPE. In order to help with this added burden, the LACDC, Chamber and MainStreet started sourcing PPE.LACDC was able to source limited amounts of gloves, disposable paper masks and hand sanitizer. Thank you to Melissa Arias of Rose Chocolatier for allowing LACDC to order some PPE through their supplier.One hundred fabric masks also were made and donated by seven volunteer members of the Los Alamos Mask Donations group, led by locals Brittany Dowd and Lissie Ham. The group now has 31 members making masks for a variety of groups in need in and around Los Alamos.   The Chamber of Commerce and Los Alamos MainStreet will be fairly distributing the PPE. The amount each business can receive will depend on quantities available, demand, and the employee count at each business.Businesses in need of supplies should contact [email protected] by Friday, May 29 to be added to the list. PPE will be distributed Monday, June 1.Full details of the New Mexico health order can be found at the New Mexico Department of Health site  https://cv.nmhealth.org/public-health-orders-and-executive-orders/. This order mandates compliance with COVID-safe practices, a series of requirements and best practices for individuals, businesses and other services that will assure the safety of employees and customers when businesses reopen.last_img read more