Feature: Guyana’s Cleaveland Forde – outstanding CARICOM 10K athlete

first_img Jun 11, 2015 Athletes compete for CARICOM 10K title on SundayThe twelfth Annual CARICOM 10K race is happening this Sunday at 6:00 am in Georgetown, Guyana, under the Theme ‘Promoting Healthy and Peaceful Societies’. The CARICOM 10K race is held to coincide with the Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM each year. This year, the Meeting…June 30, 2016In “CARICOM”Guyana, SVG win male, female CARICOM 10k titleFour-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…July 3, 2016In “Antigua & Barbuda”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 CARICOM 10K runs off on Sunday in Barbados When my focus is at the pinnacle, I guess that I am nowhere yet,” he said modestly. His mind is focused on competing successfully at the highest levels, including the Olympic. If his discipline is an indicator, that aspiration is within reach. The CARICOM Secretariat had an interaction with Mr. Forde ahead of the events surrounding the hosting of the 37th Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government in Georgetown, Guyana from 4-6 July. He related that his proclivity for running long distances became evident when his age was still counted in single digits. A pupil of the Mabaruma Primary School, located in the Barima, Waini region, in the northwest district of Guyana, Mr. Forde said in running for fun or in school’s sports, he realised that others seemed “really exhausted” while he “still had the energy to go”. That “energy to go” was nurtured and culminated with the 31-year-old athlete winning the Junior Sportsman of the year 2002, runner-up in the same category in 2003, Male Athlete of the Years in 2004, and Sportsman of the Year in 2006. His distances are 5000m and 1500m, but he competes in 800m, 10K and half marathons. He has competed successfully in excess of a 100 events in countries across the globe including Hungary, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Panama, India, Australia, Argentina and Italy. Some of the prominent events in which he participated include the World Youth Championship in Athletics, CARIFTA Games, NACAC Cross Country 800k; Southern Games 1500m and 5000m; Brazil GP 5000m; CAC Senior Championship 1500m and 5000m; Hampton Games 15000m; UWI Half Marathon; South American 10k Road Race Classic; Run Barbados Series 10k and Half Marathon, Falcon Games 1500m; Central American and Caribbean Games 5000m; Commonwealth Games 5000m and 1500m; Palo Seco Games 1500m; Manny Ramjohn Memorial 1500m; World Half Marathon; South American Junior; Cara Suites 10k Classic; National Schools Annual Track and Field, Swimming and Cycling Championships 10k, 1500m, 5000m; and Hampton International Championship 5000m. Cleaveland Forde is truly an outstanding athlete. Despite the considerable amount of time set aside for training and competing, the academic element of his life has not suffered any shortfall. He said motivation to pursue academics alongside athletics was “all around.” Teachers, coaches, friends and family all encouraged him to have “something to fall back on,” after his career in track and field. That kind of motivation and self-determination and focus, led him to be as academically successful. Mr. Forde has just completed a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management from the University of Guyana.  That was preceded by a Diploma in Management of Information Systems from Dawn to Dusk College in Eldoret, Kenya, through a scholarship co-sponsored by Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Kenya is far away from Guyana, but its high altitude terrain is described as a ‘mecca’ for high performance athletic training. There, Mr Forde used the high-altitude training camps some 2700 meters above sea level to develop his resistance, muscle strength and stamina when he competes on ground level. With a solid education in his repertoire, he said: “Now that I have that, the next five years I just want to devote to athletics totally. I don’t want to be distracted.” This dedicated athlete is constantly looking to improving his time, training as much as twice daily, six days a week. Guyana’s Cleaveland Forde is arguably one of the most celebrated athletes in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) 10K Road Race having won the event five times: Guyana – 2009, Saint Lucia – 2012, Antigua and Barbuda – 2014, Barbados – 2015, and Guyana – 2016. While those accomplishments are noteworthy, this celebrated athlete does not consider them to be the catalyst of his career. I am looking to run some better times and right now I am hoping within the next couple of months I will be back somewhere at high altitude training. I will be talking with the (Guyana Olympic) Association and I will engage the Ministry of Education Sports Department and we’ll see how it goes,” said. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… center_img Jun 18, 2015 You may be interested in… CARICOM 10K veteran receives champion’s trophy from the Hon Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados Chair of the Caribbean Community, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister of Dominica, presents the trophy to 2016 10K winner, Guyanese Cleaveland Forde a the National Park on Sunday morning. Going the distance Guyana’s Cleaveland Ford won the 2014 CARICOM 10K race in Antigua and Barbuda The Thirty-Seventh Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM will be held in Guyana 4-6 July, 2016. The opening ceremony will be held on the evening of Monday 4 July, at the National Cultural Centre, Georgetown, and will be live-streamed via today.caricom.org and www.caricom.org. As we focus on Guyana as c0-host with the CARICOM Secretariat, please see below a feature on one of the Community’s outstanding athletes. Jun 25, 2015last_img read more

CARICOM extends sympathy to Japan as it recovers from Typhoon Hagibis

first_img Oct 6, 2020 Oct 7, 2020 CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Premier of Bermuda Sep 25, 2020 CARPHA: Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO Oct 7, 2020 CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment center_img You may be interested in… The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended its sympathy to the Government and People of Japan as they recover from the ravages of Typhoon Hagibis. The powerful typhoon hit Japan earlier this month leaving more than 80 deaths and causing widespread damage. CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a message of condolence to the Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Shinzo Abe, said the Community sympathized with  “those who lost loved ones due to the deadly storm which was the worst to hit the Kanto Region in more than 60 years.” Standards, Quality Still Important “It is our hope that the injured would make a full and speedy recovery and that those who are missing are accounted for.” the Secretary-General added. He noted that “the considerable damage done by this Super Typhoon to property and infrastructure, underlines the threat posed by the increased intensity of storms, an alarming aspect of climate change.” “The Community is confident that the resilience and determination of the Japanese people will allow the society to recover from this disaster as those affected rebuild their lives and the areas of the country devastated by the Typhoon are restored,” the Secretary-General stated. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM fully engaged in assisting recovery and rebuilding post Matthew – Secretary-GeneralCARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has expressed sadness with the loss of lives, homes and  property during the passage of hurricane Matthew, and he gave the assurance that CARICOM is fully engaged in assisting affected countries with their recovery and  rebuilding efforts. Haiti was the most seriously affected CARICOM Member…October 8, 2016In “Barbados”CARICOM joins Japan in mourning flood deathsThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed deepest condolences to the Government and People of Japan in the face of the tragic loss of life, widespread destruction and continuing suffering wrought by torrential rains and floods in Central and Western Japan. “The Caribbean Community conveys its heartfelt sympathies to the families…July 15, 2018In “CARICOM”Major Financial Institutions willing to reassess development financing policyInternational Financial Institutions (IFIs) including the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are now willing to reassess the policy of GDP per capita attached to concessionary development financing. [su_pullquote align=”right”]“There is an urgency to rebuild. There is an urgency to rebuild better and an urgency to rebuild smarter,…October 23, 2017In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Marc Graham Named President & CEO of InstallerEDGE

first_imgSAN DIEGO — Marc C. Graham has been named president and CEO of InstallerEDGE, a supplier of auto parts and supplies specializing in the quick lube industry. InstallerEDGE is headquartered in San Diego, CA with distribution facilities in Charleston, SC, and Vista, CA. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“I’m extremely impressed with InstallerEDGE and the great things that Dave Hynan and the team have accomplished,” said Graham. “I look forward to helping to continue to evolve the company into one of the industry’s elite service providers.” Graham, a native of San Diego, is an equity partner in InstallerEDGE. He has more than 35 years of senior management experience in high-volume consumer products and services industries. Prior to joining InstallerEDGE, he served as president/CEO of Synergy Global Business Solutions, a consultancy firm he founded to advise clients on strategic vision, growth strategy, profit improvement and product innovation. He is also president of Ceramic Reinforced Technologies, holder of the patent for Cerflon. From 1999 to 2003, Graham served as president of Jiffy Lube International, and before Jiffy Lube, Graham spent 28 years as an executive in two of the top 10 automotive retailers. An active industry advocate, Graham is on the board of directors of the Automotive Aftermarket Foundation, The Automotive Hall of Fame, Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE) and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). He currently serves on the AAIA Executive Committee and Audit Committee, and on the board of Cottman Transmission. He received the Retailer of the Year award in 1997, the Automotive Aftermarket Management Education award in 2002 and serves as a faculty advisor to Northwood University. Advertisement_______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Networkcar Appoints Keith Schneider as President

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. 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 SAN DIEGO, CA — Networkcar, a wireless vehicle management provider, has appointed Keith Schneider to the position of president, effective April 9. Schneider most recently served as vice president of indirect distribution for Sprint Nextel Communications. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement While at Nextel, Schneider was responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of key programs and policies supporting Nextel’s local and national third party indirect channels. Prior to this role, he served as the area president of New England operations, a $200 million business where he managed sales and distribution, marketing, finance, operations, human resources, service and repair. Schneider began his Nextel career as a general manager in Southern California, launching and building one of Nextel’s first and largest markets. “Keith’s experience is broad based and ranges from strategic to operational. This appointment is a key step in enabling Networkcar to continue implementing its strategic vision. The opportunities before us have never been greater,” said Jeffrey Leddy, CEO of Hughes Telematics Inc., Networkcar’s parent company. Schneider is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, with a bachelor of science degree in international marketing. He also holds a masters of arts in management from John F. Kennedy University. In addition, Schneider participated in the Strategic Business Leadership Certificate program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. “Networkcar has been very successful at working with customers and enhancing its service offerings. The company is in a great position to take advantage of growing market opportunities,” said Schneider. “I look forward to working with the Networkcar team at this exciting time for the company.” Advertisement For more information about Networkcar, go to: www.networkcar.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. last_img read more

Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Appoints eCommerce Solutions Director

first_imgSAN ANTONIO — Dale Hopkins, vice president information technology for Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (Alliance), has announced the creation of a new position and the addition of a new employee – Doug Wiggin, who will serve as the group’s new e-commerce solutions director. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Wiggin comes to the Alliance with 30 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. During his lengthy career, Wiggin managed IT operations, software development, eCatalog design and communications architecture integration. In this newly created position, Wiggin will provide the overall guidance and structure for creating and maintaining the e-commerce roadmap to ensure that IT initiatives align with the architecture that provides maximum return on investment to Alliance shareholders. Working closely with Alliance information technology business partners, Wiggin will coordinate the development of highly competitive integrated supply chain solutions. He will drive the Alliance standards with Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper parts store and warehouse platform providers to expand e-catalog capabilities and connectivity.,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

Merchandising Manager – Des Moines – Veyance Technologies

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.   An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Job seekers with a disability may make requests for reasonable accommodation to the application process by fax to Attn: HR – Application Accommodation Request, 330-664-7262.,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.  If you are an outgoing, committed and creative person with a passion for cars who likes to sell, want a long term career with one employer, and would not mind going to work everyday in jeans and occasionally getting dirty – keep reading. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Veyance Technologies, Inc (sole producer of Goodyear Engineered Products) is a global business that manufactures, markets, and distributes a wide variety of rubber products including automotive and heavy duty aftermarket belts, hoses, hydraulics and air springs.  While we are headquartered in Akron, OH, we are looking for an outgoing, dynamic and self-starting individual to be based in and call on our Des Moines area customers. This highly visible position will call on our existing customers to ensure the correct product is available for the automotive applications in their marketplace.  Your outstanding communication skills will help you in the training of customers’ sales force on new products, catalogs, the order system and generally answering questions. Additionally, this person will also work to grow the existing customer base for all product lines as well. This role has a great career path into a lead sales capacity for the right individual.  You can use your Associates’ degree, previous hands-on merchandising/plan-o-gram experience along with your awesome team player skills and create quite a nice career for yourself with us.   So if you like to sell, perhaps love cars and auto parts, are comfortable calling on auto parts stores and warehouse distributors, and are looking for a stable organization where you can have a job you will love – let’s talk. center_img 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

Eight MVD Offices Open Saturday Oct. 12 & 19

first_imgMVD News:New Mexicans have a special opportunity for the next two weekends to obtain driver’s licenses and IDs and conduct any other MVD business as part of the state’s Standard License rollout. The Motor Vehicle Division will have special Saturday office hours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 12 and again Saturday Oct. 19 at the following eight offices: Albuquerque Montgomery Plaza Office, 4575 San Mateo NE, Suite G190;Albuquerque Eagle Vista Office, 9651 Eagle Ranch Road NW;Albuquerque Rio Bravo Office, 3211 Coors Boulevard SW, Suites D10 and 11;Las Cruces Main Street Office, 505 S. Main Street, Suite 357;Las Cruces Del Rey Office, 3291 Del Rey Boulevard, Suite 10;Santa Fe office, 2546 Camino Entrada;Gallup office, 1710 East Aztec Avenue; andHobbs municipal MVD Office, 4800 Jack Gomez Boulevard.The new Standard License is an alternative to the Real ID license. New Mexicans can obtain a Standard License with as little as one document proving identity and age and two documents proving New Mexico residency.The Standard Driver’s Licenses and IDs do not satisfy federal Real ID requirements and after Oct. 1, 2020 will not be valid for boarding commercial airline flights or for entering certain federal facilities. However, private establishments and state and local government agencies in New Mexico that accept REAL ID credentials as identification by law must also accept Standard Licenses and ID cards.The requirements for a Real ID license are established by federal law and have not changed. Other documents, such as a valid passport, also can be used for Real ID purposes. A complete list of Real ID credentials is available at TSA.gov.New Mexicans interested in obtaining either the Standard or the Real ID license should make sure they have the necessary documents before making the trip to an MVD office. Lists of acceptable documents for Standard and Real ID licenses are available at mvd.newmexico.gov. Use the pull-down menu titled Driver’s Licenses/ID’s to find the appropriate list.If your current license is valid or expired for less than one year, you may be able to obtain a Standard License on line at mvd.newmexico.gov.last_img read more

NWS: Today’s High Near 41; Tonight’s Low Around 29

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 41 with a 70 percent chance of rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 8 a.m. and tonight’s low around 29. Courtesy/NWSlast_img

NMSP: Suspect Dies In Officer Involved Shooting In Taos

first_imgNMSP  News:TAOS – At approximately 4:19 p.m. Saturday, March 14, a New Mexico State Police Officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a black two door passenger vehicle on N.M. 291 in Española. The vehicle fled and a pursuit was initiated. The suspect driver made a u-turn on N.M. 291, and then headed northbound on N.M. 68, where a NMSP supervisor terminated the pursuit due to road conditions and traffic. NMSP dispatch advised officers the vehicle license plate was stolen.Another NMSP officer was patrolling on N.M. 68 near mile marker 14, when he heard about the pursuit. The officer observed the suspect vehicle that officers pursued earlier passing other vehicles in a no passing zone. The officer was given authorization to re-engage the pursuit. During the pursuit, tire deflation devices were deployed and at one point a NMSP officer fired at least one round from his department issued firearm.Officers performed a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) bringing the pursuit to an end on N.M. 68 near mile marker 41. The suspect vehicle came to rest on its roof. The suspect brandished a firearm and officers fired rounds from their department issued firearms striking the suspect.Emergency aid was rendered to the suspect on scene. He was transported to Holy Cross Hospital in Taos, where he later died from his injuries.The NMSP Investigations Bureau was requested to investigate the incident. The identification of the male suspect and officers will not be released by the NMSP at this time. No officers were injured during the incident. This information is preliminary, and the investigation is still active and ongoing. When more information is available NMSP release it.last_img read more