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Oct 5, 2020 Two Major Leaps Towards a Climate Resilient, Emission-Free… LIAT to Resume Operations in November? – CARICOM… You may be interested in… Please see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 12, 2020 Oct 5, 2020 Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act gets US Senate nod… Jamaica & Barbados ban single use plastics & Styrofoam – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices.September 24, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”UAE-CREF in more Caribbean climate-resilient renewable energy projects – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business 17 January 2020January 21, 2020In “Agriculture”Barbados modernises immigration services – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business 14 December, 2018December 17, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… Oct 2, 2020
Aug 25, 2020 Foreign Ministers and other Heads of Delegation from CARICOM Member States met in Caucus Thursday afternoon ahead of the Sixth CARICOM Cuba Ministerial to be held at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, in Guyana, Friday. Cuba’s Foreign Minister His Excellency Bruno Rodriguez Parilla will address the Opening Ceremony, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. He will be joined by CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; Guyana’s new Foreign Minister Hon. Dr Karen Cummings and the Chair of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), Grenada’s Foreign Minister Hon. Peter David. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Standards, Quality Still Important Oct 7, 2020 CARICOM reaffirms great value of relations with CubaEven as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Friday reaffirmed the great value it attaches to ties with Cuba, it reiterated its call for an immediate and unconditional end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States on Cuba. Speaking at the opening of the Sixth Meeting…June 14, 2019In “Barbados”COMMUNIQUE – 20th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR)COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TWENTIETH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS (COFCOR), BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS: 18-19 MAY 2017 The Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) took place in Bridgetown, Barbados on 18-19 May 2017,…May 23, 2017In “Barbados”CARICOM Foreign Ministers meet in New YorkCARICOM’s response to the increasing number of HIV/AIDS infections regionally is among matters prioritised for discussions among Foreign Ministers on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. The 10th Special Meeting of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Council for Foreign and Community Relations began today, 22 September 2017, in New…September 22, 2017In “Belize”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 7, 2020 CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment Former CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General Dies CARPHA: Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO You may be interested in… Sep 25, 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vista-Pro Automotive announced the appointment of Joe Rich as director of distribution and logistics. Rich had previously served as general manager for Magna International, where he was responsible for the start-up of a new facility that supplied automotive parts to Chrysler. Rich managed all aspects of the business, including manufacturing, human resources, engineering, production control, transportation, customer service and sales, safety and profit and loss performance.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Prior to his tenure at Magna International, Rich had a nearly 20-year career at Johnson Controls serving in several capacities. Most recently, he was Plant Manager for their St. Joseph, Mo., location, which is the largest battery facility in the world. He managed all aspects of the facility, including manufacturing and distribution, human resources, engineering, production control, customer service, transportation, safety and profit and loss. His other positions at Johnson Controls included: director, components, where he managed two manufacturing facilities and the start-up of a third facility; director, distribution and materials, where he was responsible for the management of North America distribution centers; plant manager of the Winston Salem, N.C., facility; and plant manager of the Toledo, Ohio, OEM manufacturing facility. At Vista-Pro, Rich will be responsible for the company’s distribution warehouses in Southaven, Miss., and Reno, Nev., as well as overseeing all inbound and outbound logistics activities across the supply chain, from supply to customer delivery. His focus will be to build on Vista-Pro’s market-leading position in the automotive aftermarket climate control industry by developing distribution solutions that will positively impact both Vista-Pro and its customers’ business. “Joe brings a considerable depth of experience and knowledge to our organization and will lead our distribution and logistics teams as we continue our focus on initiatives that provide best-in-class programs and customer service to our customers,” said Mike Maupin, vice president of operations at Vista-Pro. “We’re glad to have Joe as the newest member of our team.”Advertisement “This is a great company with an extremely bright future ahead,” said Rich. “I’m very excited about joining the Vista-Pro team.”
BELLEVUE, Wash. — The PACCAR Board of Directors has elected Ron Armstrong to the position of president, effective Jan. 1, 2011. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Armstrong has 17 years with PACCAR, most recently as executive vice president. He joined the company in 1993 and has had senior management roles with Peterbilt, PACCAR Financial Services and DAF Trucks. Armstrong was also PACCAR’s vice president and controller. Armstrong succeeds Jim Cardillo, who will be retiring in December. Click on the link to learn more about PACCAR.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement 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. 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.
SFI News: This 2019 Lecture Series is presented at no cost to the Santa Fe public by the Santa Fe Institute, with additional support provided by The Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Reporter. Sabine Hauert leads the Hauert Lab for swarm engineering at the University of Bristol (UK), where she is Assistant Professor in Robotics. Her cross-disciplinary research bridges engineering, mathematics, robotics, and the life sciences. Hauert is also an experienced science communicator and President and Co-founder of Robohub.org, a non-profit dedicated to connecting the robotics community to the world. As an expert in science communication with 10 years of experience, Sabine is often invited to discuss the future of robotics and AI, including in the journals Science and Nature, at the European Parliament, and at the Royal Society. Her work has been featured in mainstream media including BBC, CNN, The Guardian, The Economist, TEDx, WIRED and New Scientist. Andrew Lincoln Nelson, Robot 18 (2008) from the series entitled ‘The Living Machines’. www.nelsonrobotics.org Click here for more information about SFI’s 2019 Community Lecture Series. Santa Fe Institute (SFI) Community Event: “Swarm Engineering Across Scales” with Sabine Hauert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. In the world of artificial intelligence, swarm engineering allows us to make robots that work in large numbers (>1000), and tiny sizes (<1 cm). Using strategies that are either inspired by nature (ant colonies, fish shoals and bird flocks), or automatically discovered using machine learning and crowdsourcing, researchers have demonstrated how swarms of flying robots can be deployed to create outdoor communication networks, how coin-sized robots can form structures and explore their environment, and how nanoparticles can be designed for cancer treatment. Reserve your free tickets through The Lensic Box Office online or call 505.988.1234. Santa Fe residents are encouraged to attend in person. Those unable to attend can stream the lecture from Twitter and our YouTube page. Birds do it, bees do it. Even ants and fish in the sea do it. When certain individuals group together, they create a “swarm intelligence”— a collective brain capable of solving complex problems, which would be insurmountable for an isolated individual. In this SFI Community Lecture, computer scientist Sabine Hauert will explore how individual actions give rise to swarm behaviors, and the challenges researchers face when engineering swarms for desired applications.
Santa Clara wedding vase by Nicolasa Naranjo (1907-2002) measures 12″ high and is just one of more than 50 items available at the Self Help 50thAnniversary Gala’s auctions. Courtesy/Self Help SELF HELP News:It’s an important year for Self Help, and everyone’s invited to help celebrate!Just a few tickets remain for a celebratory and fundraising gala 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s Kelly Hall benefiting Self Help’s work fighting poverty in northern New Mexico.Attendees will have an evening of food, conversation and great auction deals—all while supporting a great cause.The event will be a food and wine tasting extravaganza, featuring the talents of Pig + Fig and inspired by the west coast (with a menu preview available at tinyurl.com/selfhelp50).Tickets are $65 and include the food, wine, live and silent auctions and commemorative glass.Since 1969, Self Help has provided a safety net for people struggling with basic needs such as food and shelter throughout Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Taos and Santa Fe counties.Tickets can be purchased online at tinyurl.com/selfhelp50, or by contacting Self Help’s office at 505.662.4666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.LIVE AUCTION PREVIEWSelf Help is lucky to have a network of wonderful friends and donors who have provided an impressive array of items to auction at our event. There’s something for everyone—from the outdoor enthusiast interested in a new tent, to the foodie looking for a fine meal. In addition to some 50 silent auction items, attendees have a chance of bidding on the following hand-picked live auction items:A Santa Clara wedding vase by Nicolasa Naranjo;A whimsical sculpture crafted from scrap metal by beloved local artist Richard Swenson, featuring a roadrunner;Three lots of rare and exciting wines from the collection of Glenn Magelssen—including a one-of-a-kind ice wine, a set of wines inspired by the Loire valley, and a selection of old New York wines;A brand-new traditional blackware piece by Santa Clara potter Birdell Boudon; andAnd for opera lovers: a pair of tickets to the Santa Fe Opera’s 2020 season, plus passes to a backstage tour.
Amid E-Cigarette Public Health Crisis, Udall And Senators Slam Reversal On Strong Tobacco Regulation
In addition to Udall, the letter was signed by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Jack Reed (D-RI), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ed Markey (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Tina Smith (D-MN), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Amid a national public health crisis, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined 22 Senate Democrats to call out the Trump administration’s recent flip-flop to abandon a critical pledge to clear the market of unauthorized, flavored e-cigarettes. The latest reversals are part of a larger pattern from the Trump administration of walking back, watering down, and abandoning proposals to address the epidemic of rising youth tobacco use. In 2017, the Trump administration punted critical regulation deadlines of e-cigarettes, allowing products to remain on the market with no review. New data show that between 2017 and 2019, e-cigarette use among high school students has more than doubled, and e-cigarette use among middle school students has more than tripled. The senators continued, “Your Administration’s continued delay in protecting youth from tobacco, including by failing to deliver the policies you promised, is an irresponsible abdication of the government’s obligation to protect the public health. It is unconscionable that the President of the United States is willing to allow special interests to stand in the way of protecting the millions of children using tobacco products that, in your own words, are ‘very dangerous.’” Despite President Trump’s public commitment to pull any unapproved, non-tobacco flavored products from the market in September amid epidemic usage rates by youth and ongoing instances nationwide of severe lung disease, the Trump administration has suddenly reversed course and once again is putting the profits of tobacco companies ahead of the country’s public health. The New Mexico Department of Health has reported 20 hospitalizations of individuals suffering from vaping-related lung disease across the state. “The nation is in the midst of a public health crisis, with millions of children facing potential addiction to tobacco products and people across the country at risk of deadly illness. Yet, according to press reports, you plan to take no meaningful action to address the youth vaping epidemic and vaping-related injuries. Further, your Administration has reportedly backed away from plans to implement a policy to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes,” the senators wrote. U.S. SENATE News: The full letter is available here.
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 36 with a 30 percent chnace of scattered snow showers, mainly between 9 a.m. and noon and tonight’s low around 13. Courtesy/NWS
PHILBERT LOPEZFeb. 5 at 6:16 p.m. / Police arrested Philbert Lopez, 35, of Española at the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office on an arrest order. GILBERT ROMEROFeb. 5 at 2:02 p.m. / Police arrested Gilbert Romero, 38, of Cordova at the Española Police Department on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant. BRITTANY A. CHAVEZFeb. 11 at 12:14 p.m. / Police arrested Brittany A. Chavez, 33, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged her with DWI. DANIEL SCOTT MARTINEZFeb. 7 at 1:22 p.m. / Police arrested Daniel Scott Martines, 55, of Albuquerque at 15th Street and Trinity Drive and charged him with receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, aggravated fleeing an officer: endangering others. LAPD News:The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them. SAMUEL STAS SNAPPFeb. 8, 2020 at 5:36 a.m. / Police arrested Samuel Stas Snapp, 22, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., and charged him with disorderly conduct, boisterous, loud and profane language. TALIA SKYE MARTINEZ-TOLEDOFeb. 9, 2020 at 5:02 a.m. / Police arrested Talia Skye Martinez-Toledo, 19, of Dulce on the Navajo Reservation in Dulce on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant. MARSHALL SANCHEZFeb. 11 at 1:11 p.m. / Police arrested Marshall Sanchez, 37, of Los Alamos at 2600 Trinity Dr., on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant and charged him with possession of a controlled substance. STEPHEN M. GEISIKFeb. 6 at 12:48 p.m. / Police arrested Stephen M. Geisik, 29, of Hernandez at the Adult Probation Office on an arrest order.