Stage set for CARICOM Summit in Barbados

first_imgThe theme Vibrant Societies, Resilient Economies, will guide Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government as they tackle a packed agenda at their Thirty-Sixth Summit that will be held 2-4 July, 2015, in Bridgetown, Barbados. Discussions will focus on issues including energy, in the context of a proposal for a new institution to lead the Region’s energy agenda; the CARICOM Single Market and Economy; technological advancement in CARICOM; mechanisms for identifying CARICOM candidates for international positions; CARICOM relations with the Dominican Republic; and border issues between Guyana and Venezuela, and Belize and Guatemala. CARICOM 10K runs off on Sunday in Barbados PM Stuart to attend CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting You may be interested in… Barbados To Host 31st CARICOM Intersessional Heads of Government Meeting(Barbados Government Information Services Press Release) CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, will welcome fellow heads of government to Barbados for the 31st Intersessional Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), from 18-19 February. Regional leaders will have a packed agenda during the two-day summit, which…February 4, 2020In “31Intersessional”CARICOM-UN SG engagement to lead-up to CARICOM SummitA High-Level Strategic Dialogue between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government and the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon will help set the tone for the Thirty-Sixth CARICOM Summit from 2-4 July, in Bridgetown, Barbados. The engagement in the morning of Thursday 2 July will be guided by the theme,…July 1, 2015In “General”COMMUNIQUE Issued at Conclusion of 31st CARICOM Intersessional MeetingThe Thirty-First Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held in Bridgetown, Barbados, 18-19 February 2020. The Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C; MP, Chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance were: Prime Minister…February 19, 2020In “31Intersessional”Share this on WhatsApp Jun 25, 2015center_img Jun 30, 2017 Oct 19, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 A High-Level Strategic Dialogue between the CARICOM Heads of Government and His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary-General, will precede the Conference in the morning of Thursday 2 July, also guided by the theme, CARICOM: Vibrant Societies, Resilient Economies, A Partnership for Implementation. It will provide an opportunity for CARICOM Heads of Government to engage the UN Secretary-General on the Community’s sustainable development agenda as attention now pivots around three imminent international conferences: The Third International Conference on Financing for Development; the UN Summit on the Post-2015 Development Agenda; and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP 21. The Conferences have significant bearing on the future global agenda and the development of the Community. With the Strategic Plan for the Community 2015-2019 and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Accelerated Modalities of Actions (Samoa Pathway) also in focus, discussions with the UN Secretary-General will seek to rationalise an integrated approach to the sustainable development in the Community, as it seeks to make vibrant societies and resilient economies a reality. The Samoa Pathway emanated from the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States in September 2014. The CARCOM Heads of Government Conference will commence with a formal ceremony on Thursday evening at the Hilton Barbados Resort. Outgoing Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government, the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, and incoming Chairman, the Rt. Hon Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados, are among the Heads of Government who will make addresses at the opening ceremony. Newly elected and re-elected Heads of Government of Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Guyana, Dominica, and Suriname, as well as CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, will also speak at the ceremony. Ambassadors accredited to CARICOM, CARICOM Institutions, and organisations including the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and Association of Caribbean States (ACS) will be represented at the opening of the Conference. Space has been carved out during the Conference for special engagements with the outgoing Commonwealth Secretary-General, His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma, and President of the Republic of Panama, H.E. Juan Carlos Varela Rodrίguez. The Meeting will see representation from Fourteen Member States and Two Associate Members with only one not being represented at the level of Head of Government. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

CARICOM wishes St Vincent and the Grenadines Happy 39th

first_img Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 29, 2020 You may be interested in… CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to the Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on the celebration of their Thirty-Ninth Anniversary on Independence, Saturday, 27 October, 2018. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Vincentian Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, said “the chosen theme for this year’s festivities ‘Working together to enhance national pride’ encourages Vincentians to combine their efforts, not only to ensure a prosperous and secure future for the next generation, but also to strengthen their fraternal bonds”. “Prime Minister, the commitment of the Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in promoting regional integration, particularly as it relates to the Regional agenda for transport, is most appreciated,” the Secretary-General stated. Sep 16, 2020 Oct 9, 2020 Oct 6, 2020 Share this on WhatsApp CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 58th… CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Premier of Bermuda New Haitian Ambassador to CARICOM accredited “This is illustrated by the dedicated efforts to ensure that the importance of transport to the sustainable development of the Community remains at the forefront”, he added.  The Vincentian Prime Minister is the Head of Government with Lead Responsibility for Transportation (Maritime and Aviation) in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet. “CARICOM looks forward to the continued active engagement of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in strengthening the development of the Community,” the  Secretary-General said.last_img read more

Exide’s Steve Phillips Appointed to CAWA Manufacturers Advisory Council

first_imgRANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — Steve Phillips has been appointed to the California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association’s (CAWA) Manufacturers Advisory Council (MAC), representing EXIDE Batteries. His office is in Omaha, Neb.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Phillips was appointed by CAWA Chair of the Board David Finley of Finley Industries. “Mr. Phillips represents a segment of the industry that CAWA had interest in pursuing for its Manufacturers Advisory Council and Mr. Phillips is the right person for a leadership position within CAWA,” Finley said following the appointment. He added that Phillips brings extensive industry experience to CAWA and will be a welcomed addition to serve the association in 2010.                                                            CAWA is an automotive aftermarket trade association, which represents auto parts jobbers, warehouse distributors, retailers, manufacturers and manufacturer representatives in California, Nevada and Arizona. The association provides education, legislative, regulatory and business support to the industry and its membership. It is one of the largest trade associations of its kind in the United States and recognized as a leader in the automotive aftermarket industry.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  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

Auto International Association Installs Two New Board Members

first_imgBETHESDA, Md. – The Auto International Association (AIA), a segment of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), installed two new board members at its May meeting during AAIA Spring Leadership Days in Hollywood, Fla. The newly elected board members are Bob Clark, director of aftermarket sales, Aisin World Corp. of America, and Dan Lelchuk, president, Centric Parts.   Clark joined Aisin in 1991 and is responsible for OES, accessory and aftermarket sales in North America and Latin American countries. His previous experience includes 14 years with Champion Spark Plug and six years with Genuine Parts Co. Clark is a member of the Automotive Sales Council and the Northwood University Advisory Board, and a former member of AASA Marketing Executives Committee.   Lelchuk has been part of the automotive aftermarket business since 1976, holding positions with several import parts suppliers including Beck/Arnley and Brembo. He spent 13 years with Autospecialty as vice president, sales and marketing, and is an original partner in the forming of Centric Parts in 2000. As Centric president, Lelchuk has developed extensive knowledge of trade and regulatory issues affecting the import aftermarket.   Two incumbent directors were elected to another term: • Peter Klotz, WORLDPAC Inc. • Patricia Law, ANSA Automotive Parts Distributors Inc.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Continuing board members are: • Chairman Brian Cohn, Multi Parts Supply USA Inc. • Vice Chairman Jeffery Berman, Bosal USA Inc. • Secretary Mary DellaValle, Babcox Media • Treasurer Stephen Bearden, H.B. International Marketing Services • Thomas Beer, Interamerican Motor Corp. • W. Michael Brown, Olympus Imported Auto Parts Corp. • Martin Gold, S-G Imported Car Parts Inc. • Anthony (Tony) Perticarilast_img read more

Computer Industry Exec Named President of Ener1 and CEO of Ener1’s Advanced Battery Manufacturing Subsidiary EnerDel

first_imgNEW YORK — Ener1 Inc. has appointed Christopher Cowger, formerly corporate vice president and general manager for the semiconductor giant Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), as president. He will also hold the role of CEO of Ener1’s lithium-ion battery systems subsidiary EnerDel Inc., which he will run from the subsidiary’s main office in Indianapolis.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Cowger previously held executive management and P&L responsibility for AMD’s multi-billion-dollar regional business covering North, Central and South America since 2009. Before AMD, he spent 10 years at the multinational information technology leader Dell Inc., last serving as vice president and general manager of its global consumer software and peripherals division. Cowger, 40, started his career in various engineering capacities at General Motors Corp., after receiving a degree in electrical engineering from Duke University. He also earned graduate degrees in electrical engineering and business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “In Chris we have an exceptionally talented and innovative business leader with the sales, marketing and operations capability to help take our company to the next level,” said Ener1 Chairman and CEO Charles Gassenheimer. “While rising quickly through three of the most important manufacturers of our times, he has demonstrated an ability to imbue an organization with a razor-sharp customer focus perfectly suited for Ener1’s commitment to delivering the precise technology solution for every client in each of our three business verticals.” New York-headquartered Ener1 is a global manufacturer of lithium-ion energy storage systems for transportation, electrical grid and industrial applications. EnerDel operates three production facilities in Indiana, which forms part of Ener1’s global corporate footprint that includes Korea, Japan, China and Russia. In addition to targeting the growing global market for passenger electric and hybrid vehicles, Ener1 is pioneering the development of medium- and heavy-duty systems for electrification of trucks and buses, as well as lithium-ion-based grid storage, particularly in emerging markets. Advertisement The positions of president at Ener1 and CEO at EnerDel, which Cowger will hold, were previously unfilled. “After helping propel matured global leaders in computers and microprocessors to higher levels of profitable growth, the chance to lead a company with an entirely new technology that can make a major contribution to society and that is clearly on the cusp of breakthrough success is exhilarating for me,” said Cowger. “An opportunity like this rarely rings twice in a lifetime and I am honored to take it on with the energy and commitment its uniqueness merits.”last_img read more

The Damn Band From Taos Rocks Summer Concert

first_imgThe Damn Band headlines the Los Alamos Secret City Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com Lead vocalist of The Damn Band from Taos performs during the Los Alamos Secret City Summer Concert Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com A crowd gathers Friday evening at Ashley Pond Park for the Secret City Summer Concert. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com.center_img Light it up! Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.comlast_img

FBI Diversity Agent Recruiting In Albuquerque Aug. 20

first_imgPre-registration is required at https://www.fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents/diversity-agent-recruitment-program FBI News: The Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) event is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20 in Albuquerque. In particular, the FBI is looking for applicants who are fluent in a second language; have the ability to think critically; and come from a science/computer/technological background. Attendees will travel at their own expense. Those unable to attend this event are encouraged to apply for the special agent position by going to https://fbijobs.gov Special agent applicants must be between the ages of 23-36; hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; have a minimum of two years of work experience (one year with a master’s degree); and be a U.S. citizen. “The FBI is stronger when it better represents the communities it serves,” said James Langenberg, special agent in charge of the FBI in New Mexico. “America looks to FBI special agents to protect them every day, and we want our special agents to look like America.” The Albuquerque FBI Division will hold a recruiting event to encourage members of underrepresented communities—especially women and minorities—to consider becoming special agents. Recap:What: Diversity Agent Recruitment (DAR) event Date: 6-9 p.m., Aug. 20, 2019 Location: Albuquerque (exact location given to those who pre-register) With the evolving threats that the United States faces, the Bureau has prioritized the need to hire those who are both highly skilled and representative of the wider community. RSVP required: https://www.fbijobs.gov/career-paths/special-agents/diversity-agent-recruitment-program The FBI’s DAR event will allow potential applicants the opportunity to talk to special agents to learn more about job opportunities inside the Bureau. They will have the opportunity to hear about and ask questions related to:Life as a new agent (including training at the FBI Academy);Balancing a high-energy job with family;Typical day in the life of an FBI special agent (hint: there isn’t one!);Working cases that make a difference in your community; andOpportunities to travel the world. Note: Although this event highlights diversity, all eligible candidates are welcome to attend.last_img read more

Udall Addresses National Navajo Code Talkers Day

first_img“But for too long, their story went untold, and their heroic achievements went unrecognized for decades. On National Navajo Code Talkers Day, we remember these great Americans and commemorate their strength and their sacrifice. We best honor their service by pledging to serve Native veterans as well as they have served us and upholding the federal government’s trust and treaty responsibilities to Indian Country. We owe the Code Talkers a deep debt of gratitude for their extraordinary courage and commitment – both forever unbreakable, just like their code.” U.S. SENATE News: WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Wednesday, on National Navajo Code Talkers Day, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement in honor of the legendary bravery and service of Navajo Code Talkers during World War II:center_img “In May of 1942, in the midst of World War II, 29 young Navajo recruits arrived at Camp Pendleton, where they embarked on a secret mission: To develop a code so strong it couldn’t be cracked. Without using any modern technology, they developed a secret code based on the Navajo language that helped save the lives of countless Allied troops and played a pivotal role in securing victory in the Pacific — even as they faced discrimination at home. The complex code they crafted remains one of the only unbroken codes in the history of modern warfare. And the story of the Navajo Code Talkers, whose numbers swelled to over 400 as the war progressed, still stands as one of the most compelling in American military history.last_img read more

NIST’s Light-Sensing Camera May Help Detect Extraterrestrial Life, Dark Matter

first_imgMicrograph of NIST’s high-resolution camera made of 1,024 sensors that count single photons, or particles of light. The camera was designed for future space-based telescopes searching for chemical signs of life on other planets. The 32-by-32 sensor array is surrounded by pink and gold wires connecting to electronics that compile the data. Courtesy/V. Verma/NIST With more than 1,000 sensors, or pixels, NIST’s camera may be useful in future space-based telescopes searching for chemical signs of life on other planets, and in new instruments designed to search for the elusive “dark matter” believed to constitute most of the “stuff” in the universe.  Verma and colleagues achieved high fabrication success, with 99.5 percent of the sensors working properly. But detector efficiency at the desired wavelength is low. Boosting efficiency is the next challenge. The researchers also hope to make even bigger cameras, perhaps with a million sensors. The work was supported by NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. “The idea is to look at the absorption spectra of light passing through the edge of an exoplanet’s atmosphere as it transits in front of its parent star,” Verma explained. “The absorption signatures tell you about the elements in the atmosphere, particularly those that might give rise to life, such as water, oxygen and carbon dioxide. The signatures for these elements are in the mid- to far-infrared spectrum, and large-area single-photon counting detector arrays don’t yet exist for that region of the spectrum, so we received a small amount of funding from NASA to see if we could help solve that problem.” The camera performance was measured by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. JPL has the necessary electronics due to its work on deep space optical communications. NIST’s camera is small in physical size, a square measuring 1.6 millimeters on a side, but packed with 1,024 sensors (32 columns by 32 rows) to make high-resolution images. The main challenge was to find a way to collate and obtain results from so many detectors without overheating. The researchers extended a “readout” architecture they previously demonstrated with a smaller camera of 64 sensors that adds up data from the rows and columns, a step toward meeting the requirements of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). “My primary motivation for making the camera is NASA’s Origins Space Telescope project, which is looking into using these arrays for analyzing the chemical composition of planets orbiting stars outside of our solar system,” NIST electronics engineer Varun Verma said. Each chemical element in the planet’s atmosphere would absorb a unique set of colors, he pointed out. center_img Described in Optics Express, the camera consists of sensors made from superconducting nanowires, which can detect single photons. They are among the best photon counters in terms of speed, efficiency, and range of color sensitivity. A NIST team used these detectors to demonstrate Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance,” for example.  The new camera was made in a complicated process at NIST’s Microfabrication Facility in Boulder, Colorado. The detectors are fabricated on silicon wafers diced into chips. The nanowires, made of an alloy of tungsten and silicon, are about 3.5 millimeters long, 180 nanometers (nm) wide and 3 nm thick. The wiring is made of superconducting niobium. Other applications are also possible. For example, the NIST cameras may help find dark matter. Researchers around the world have been unable to find so-called weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) and are considering looking for dark matter with lower energy and mass. Superconducting nanowire detectors offer promise for counting emissions of rare, low-energy dark matter and discriminating real signals from background noise. NIST News: The nanowire detectors also have the lowest dark count rates of any type of photon sensor, meaning they don’t count false signals caused by noise rather than photons. This feature is especially useful for dark-matter searches and space-based astronomy. But cameras with more pixels and larger physical dimensions than previously available are required for these applications, and they also need to detect light at the far end of the infrared band, with longer wavelengths than currently practical. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made one of the highest-performance cameras ever composed of sensors that count single photons, or particles of light.last_img read more

Nutcracker On The Hill Dancers Visit Senior Center

first_imgDancers Sonja Ebey, Ellie Merrill and Elise Chavez from the Nutcracker On the Hill preformed for seniors Thursday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Courtesy photo How does one move a life sized doll? Simply carry her to her appointed position. Here, Jonathan Guise of Dance Arts Los Alamos shows seniors Thursday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center how the dolls are placed on stage during performances of the Nutcracker On the Hill. Nutcracker On the Hill performances run through the weekend at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy photolast_img