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St. Vincent and the Grenadines Government says no to recreational marijuana use

first_img“Unregulated consumption of recreational marijuana poses a number of risks and challenges that we do not currently have the data on which to make informed decisions, or the capacity to manage effectively,” Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves told Parliament on Monday, during the delivery of the 2018 budget address. Even though the Unity Labour Party (ULP) administration is exploring its options in the production of marijuana for medicinal purposes, it is not currently prepared to legalize ‘weed’ for recreational purposes.last_img read more

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St Kitts/Nevis gets Results-based Management sensitization

first_img Nov 29, 2018 St. Kitts and Nevis is benefiting from sensitization seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management (RBM) system. A CARICOM Secretariat team, led by Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan, is in Basseterre to conduct the seminars which are targeting a wide cross section of stakeholders including Parliamentarians, Permanent Secretaries, International Development Partners, representatives of Regional Institutions, Corporate Planners, the Private Sector, Non-Governmental Organisations and the Media. The team met on Tuesday with St. Kitts Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris. Jan 16, 2019 Antigua and Barbuda to host results-focused Seminars Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jamaica to support the CARICOM Secretariat’s… CARICOM’s Results Based Management Seminar for Jamaica CARICOM: Manage by Results! (To cure “implementation deficit… You may be interested in… Antigua and Barbuda to host results-focused SeminarsAntigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister Hon Gaston Browne this morning welcomed Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan and her Secretariat team to St. Johns for the Antigua/Barbuda leg of the regional sensitization seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management (RBM) System. It is the third stop for the team this week, following…November 29, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”CARICOM continues implementation of a harmonised Results-Based Management (RBM) System with visit to MontserratMontserrat on Monday hosted the latest in a regional series of sensitization seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management ((RBM) System.  A team from the CARICOM Secretariat, led by Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan, visited the island to conduct the exercise. The RBM System, which promotes a more results-focused approach to…November 26, 2018In “CARICOM”Jamaican Officials engaged on CARICOM Results-Based Management SystemParliamentarians and senior public sector officials in Jamaica participated in day-two of the series of sensitization seminars on the CARICOM Results-Based Management (RBM) system, Wednesday. The session with Parliamentarians at the Houses of Parliament was addressed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign trade Kamina Johnson Smith. A separate engagement…August 16, 2018In “CARICOM at Work”Share this on WhatsApp The RBM System, developed by the Secretariat, with funding from the CDB,   is expected to serve as a mechanism to engender a more results oriented culture in Member States, Regional Institutions and the Secretariat. The RBM sensitization seminars are being taken to all Member States.   PS, Minister of Finance, Cheryleann Pemberton welcoming participants The session for State Actors in progress Secretariat’s Craig Beresford delivers remarks Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan delivers remarks Deputy Secretary-General and Cabinet Secretary Ms Josephine Huggins The Head Table Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris welcomed the team Aug 14, 2018 Jul 6, 2019last_img read more

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Twin-engine plane makes crash landing

first_img(Caribbean Media Corporation) ROSEAU, Dominica, Apr 8, CMC – A twin engine commercial aircraft crash landed at the Douglas Charles Airport here on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. Media reports said that the plane belongs to the Dominican Republic based Sky High Aviation Services that has schedule flights from Santo Domingo, Tórtola, Aruba, Curacao, St. Marteen, Bonaire, St. Kitts,  Antigua, Cuba, Bahamas, Eustatius, Jamaica and Dominica. Video recordings showed several people walking away from the aircraft. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Dominica, St. Lucia bracing for storm force winds  Residents of Dominica, St. Lucia, Martinique and Guadeloupe were this morning advised to remain on the alert for tropical storm-force winds and heavy rains associated with the passage of a weather system through the region.  The 8:00 a.m. weather report from the US National Hurricane Centre did not declare…September 28, 2016In “CDEMA”LIAT’s new routes for summer 2015 take effect this weekJOHN’S, Antigua– A number of new services and non-stop routes which have been added to the summer schedule of LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, will come into effect on July 15 and 16. From Antigua, customers will now enjoy a new daily service to San Juan each evening. This is in…July 13, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”Strong CARICOM support for hurricane ravaged DominicaThe Governments and people of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States continue to actively support their sister country Dominica following Monday night’s devastating passage of Category 5 Hurricane Maria. “We’ve lost all that money can buy”, Prime Minister Roosevelt had disclosed after surveying the widespread damage to houses and infrastructure.  A…September 24, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 16, 2020center_img You may be interested in… Barbados releases new COVID-19 Travel Protocols Oct 16, 2020 CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC last_img read more

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Two New Managers Added to Yokohama Tire Team

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.  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.  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.” Advertisementcenter_img FULLERTON, CA – Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has added two seasoned employees to its team: Gregg Vandermark has been named performance marketing manager and Rusty Taylor is the new manager of finance and administration, Business Division. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Vandermark’s responsibilities will include corporate and consumer ride and drives, dealer training, and working with automotive enthusiast groups and car clubs. Vandermark has more than eight years of tire industry experience, having formerly served in several positions at Toyo Tires including motorsports sales manager and ultra high performance sales manager. Taylor holds an MBA from USC in strategy and finance. Taylor’s duties will include planning and forecasting budgets; generating financial models; and developing business plans for sales, marketing and finance. Taylor will also review proposals. “What stood out about these two individuals is the love of their work. Gregg is a self confessed car guy with affection for tires. Rusty loves strategy and has a knack for numbers,” said MacMaster. “Their industry experience will assist YTC immensely as we continue to expand.” For more information about Yokohama, go to: http://www.yokohamatire.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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Aftersoft Group Realigns Business Units

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.  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.  NEW YORK — Aftersoft Group Inc., a major supplier of business and ERP supply chain management solutions to automotive parts and tire, distributors, jobbers, retailers and installers, said today it has completed a realignment of its business units.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The realignment results in the company’s U.S. division, Aftersoft Network N.A., reporting to Mike Jamieson, general manager of MAM Inc. As part of the realignment, Aftersoft CEO Ian Warwick and COO Simon Chadwick have resigned from the company, effective Jan. 31. Commenting on the changes, Gerry Czarnecki, chairman of the board, said, “The progress made in the U.S. over the past several years enables us to take the action we are announcing today. Now that the U.S. organization is beginning to show a profit, we are able to consolidate the operation of the U.S. and U.K. businesses under a single management team and further consolidate our activities as a means toward further profit improvement. “I thank Ian Warwick and Simon Chadwick for their tireless efforts in getting these businesses where they are today,” Czarnecki added. “Without their efforts these past several years, this might not have become a reality.” Warwick added, “I feel privileged to have led ADNW and now Aftersoft beyond its legacy issues and to have brought the company into a position going forward that makes this realignment possible.” Jamieson has been appointed interim CEO of Aftersoft Group Inc. and will be nominated to the company’s board to stand for election at its upcoming annual meeting, set for April 21.,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 has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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Cooper Tire Names New President for North America Tire Operations

first_imgFINDLAY, Ohio — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has appointed Christopher Ostrander to president, North America Tire Operations (NATO), effective Jan. 17. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Ostrander, who assumes leadership of NATO from Cooper’s Chairman, President and CEO Roy Armes, will also serve on the company’s executive committee and as an officer of the company. Ostrander is taking the helm of Cooper’s more than $2 billion North America operations, which produce passenger car and light truck tires, primarily for sale in the U.S. replacement market. This operation’s footprint also includes wholly owned subsidiary, Mickey Thompson, a developer and distributor of specialty and off-road tires. Ostrander joins Cooper from Eaton Corp., where he was most recently vice president and general manager of the Torque Control Products Division, a position he has held since 2008 and one which was expanded in 2009 to include global sales and marketing responsibility for the Commercial Vehicle and Aftermarket Group for Eaton Automotive. Ostrander joined Eaton in 2004 as director of sales for the Automotive Group, moving to the Mirror Controls Division where he was business unit manager from 2005 to 2006. He expanded his responsibilities in successive moves to multi-business unit manager from 2006 to 2007 and general manager from 2007 to 2008, while running additional Eaton operations, including the Fuel Vapor Division and Performance Products Division. Prior to joining Eaton, Ostrander held significant leadership roles with the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the BOC Group PLC, a multinational manufacturer and distributor of industrial gases. Ostrander joined the Army Corps of Engineers upon his graduation from West Point in 1991 and was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1997. Joining the BOC Group in 1998, he advanced to vice president of sales and marketing for its distribution network before joining Eaton. Advertisement In announcing Ostrander’s decision to join the Cooper team, Armes said, “I am pleased to announce Chris’ appointment to our executive team. His energy, talent and outstanding leadership experience will be invaluable in helping us achieve our growth initiatives and strategic objectives.” In addition to a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Military Academy, Ostrander holds an M.S. degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri at Rolla, and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.last_img read more

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WABCO Further Strengthens Global Management Team

first_imgBRUSSELS, BELGIUM — WABCO Holdings Inc., a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, has appointed an executive to the newly created position of chief quality officer, who will report to the company’s CEO.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Kazuo Kawashima joins WABCO as chief quality officer, responsible for further powering how WABCO ingrains quality across the value chain throughout its global organization. Further enhancing WABCO’s Operating System, one of the commercial vehicle industry’s most advanced management systems, Kawashima will reinforce the company’s capabilities to satisfy customer expectations for quality, service and value. WABCO says this appointment further strengthens the company’s senior leadership team and the company’s continued commitment to its three-pillar strategy of technology leadership, global expansion and excellence in execution.     Most recently, Kawashima was president of Ichikoh Industries Ltd., a publicly listed company in Japan and manufacturer of vehicular lighting supplied to the automotive industry. Previously, Kawashima was vice president quality at Valeo, based in Paris. Prior to that, Kawashima held senior positions in quality, operations and engineering based in Japan and Mexico at Nissan Motor Co. “This new executive role reflects the evolution of WABCO’s commitment to the highest standards of quality across every function and in each location globally as we strive to grow quality in everything we do as a differentiator in how we continue to satisfy customers,” said Jacques Esculier, WABCO chairman and CEO.Advertisement “Kazuo Kawashima has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry gained on three continents in diverse positions in engineering and manufacturing and as a business leader in world class companies like Valeo and Nissan,” said Esculier. “The richness of Kazuo Kawashima’s experience and his superb achievements give him an outstanding ability to ingrain quality in all aspects of our company.”last_img read more

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LAAC Features The Moipei Triplets In Concert Today!

first_imgThe Moipei sisters will perform at 6 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photoCOMMUNITY News:Los Alamos Arts Council is bringing Taos Opera Institute’s “Cantos De Taos 2019” in a concert at 6 p.m. today in Fuller Lodge. The concert will showcase the Moipei triplets– Mary, Maggie and Marta.The sisters will be accompanied by pianist Billie Whittaker. The concert is free but donations will be accepted.The Moipei triplets from Nairobi, Kenya, are recent music graduates of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.Their musical journey began in 2002 when they competed in the Kenya Music Festivals along with their youngest sister, Seraphine, and were awarded first place four years in a row. After a successful tour of South Korea representing their country during the Young People’s Festival (YoPeFe), the sisters were appointed Kenya’s first ever UNICEF Child Ambassadors at the young age of 12. Through their musical talents, they championed girl child empowerment, education and alternative rights of passage.As their notoriety grew in the Kenyan musical scene, the girls were invited as Kenyan musical ambassadors at the Second African Cultural Festival in Caracas, Venezuela. They performed in various historic theatres and opera houses including the Teatro Municipal de Caracas to sold out audiences. Thereafter, they were awarded the Head of State Commendation (HSC), by the President of Kenya, His Excellency Mwai Kibaki in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Music Industry and the Nation. Their biggest highlights include, singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” to thousands of NBA fans at a Spurs Playoff game, presenting a program for the President of Kenya in the iconic Rainbow Room at the Rockefeller Center, and performing with the San Antonio Symphony at their Holiday Pops concert, singing an arrangement of ‘Let it Snow,’ specially commissioned for the trio.This past February, the triplets opened Amarillo Opera’s 2019 ‘Black History Month’ concert series with a one-hour performance set that received rave reviews from local critics. The trio, represented by the Richter Agency, has most recently returned from a highly successful one-month tour of British Columbia, Canada.Pianist Billie WhittakerWhittaker has performed internationally and is well versed in both the classical and musical theater realms. She has held numerous staff accompanying positions, including Penn State University’s School of Theatre, Washington DC’s Levine School of Music, and the School of Music at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Whittaker has additionally accompanied for George Mason University, Catholic University and Howard University.  Her summer festival work includes the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Interlochen Summer Arts program, Brevard Music Festival and she also served as an Opera coach for the Washington National Opera – Opera Institute.Whittaker currently resides in San Antonio and is a prominent contributor to its musical community. She has accompanied at Northwest Vista Community College, Our Lady of the Lake University and holds the position of pianist and organist for Northern Hills Methodist Church.  She has been a harpsichordist with the San Antonio Symphony’s Baroque Series and the Baroque group Sonido Barroco. She is frequently engaged with the Public Theater and has performed on their productions of Les Misérables, The Bridges of Madison County, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  Future engagements with the Public Theater include playing keyboards for Mary Poppins and serving as musical director in their upcoming production of First Date.Whittaker holds a Bachelor of Music in Collaborative Piano from Arizona State University. Her two Master of Music degrees include one in Collaborative Piano from The University of Arizona and one in Piano Performance from the University of Texas San Antonio.last_img read more

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Attorney General Hector Balderas Urges Congress To Take Action To Protect Integrity Of America’s Elections

first_imgALBUQUERQUE — In expressing his “significant concern regarding the persistent threats to our election systems,” Attorney General Hector Balderas joined 21 attorneys general around the country to urge Congress to take action to protect the integrity of America’s elections. The attorneys general note warnings that “our election systems have been a target for foreign adversaries and that those same adversaries are currently working to undermine the upcoming elections.” Their letter follows confirmed reports that Russia successfully breached election systems in Florida, installed malware on a voting-systems software company used by North Carolina, and targeted the election systems of all 50 states in 2016. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas Joining Attorney General Balderas in the letter are the attorneys general of California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington. Today’s letter follows up on a similar letter that attorneys general from 21 states sent to Congress in July 2018. AG News: “Make no mistake; our elections were attacked by Russian operatives in 2016, and they will be attacked again,” Balderas said. “Congress has a responsibility to take substantive steps to protect the integrity of our elections. The fate of our democracy is at stake.” In a letter addressed to key U.S. Senators, Attorney General Balderas and the other attorneys general ask Congress to provide additional election security grants to states and localities, support the establishment of cybersecurity and audit standards for election systems, and pass bipartisan election-security legislation.last_img read more

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NMFA Development Finance Programs June 26

first_imgThis is your chance to ask your questions and learn from the experts! For more information contact Johanna Nelson at johanna.nelson@state.nm.us. The NMFA is an economic engine for New Mexico. Join a discussion with the organization and learn about financing opportunities for economic development and infrastructure projects, 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 26. Register here. NMFA experts will use the discussion to deep dive into their programs including: New Markets Tax Credits, Local Government Planning, Public Project Revolving Loan Fund, Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund and the Water Project Fund. The webinar is free and open to the public. The webinar will be recorded and published online here.Learn more about Finance Development. NMED News:last_img read more