Month: October 2020

Guyana developing suite of services to better manage coastal ecosystem –…

first_img You may be interested in… Mar 25, 2018 Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018 CRFM, UN University Fisheries Training Programme hold value… Fisheries Ministers underscore need for urgent response to… Seabob management plan soon to be submitted to CRFM(Georgetown, Guyana) – A Seabob Management Plan and Code of Conduct were completed and will be submitted to Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) in the third quarter of 2016 for external review. This has been outlined in the Ministry of Finance’s 2016, Mid-year report. The report states that the Seabob…August 23, 2016In “CAHFSA”Caribbean Fisheries Ministers endorse protocol for securing small-scale fisheriesBELIZE CITY, BELIZE, WEDNESDAY, 23 May 2018 (CRFM)—Fisheries Ministers have endorsed a newly drafted protocol on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the region. The endorsement came at the recently concluded 12th Regular Meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), held in Montserrat on Friday, 18 May,…May 23, 2018In “CARICOM”New GEF-Funded Blue Economy Initiative begins in Caribbean(Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—A new US$46M initiative to promote Blue Economic priorities in the Caribbean gets underway with a two-day inception workshop on 5-6 March at the Best Western Plus Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City. The initiative is in support of the sustainable use and conservation of…March 5, 2020In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp Jun 20, 2019center_img Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 1, 2020 Barbados Maritime Affairs Ministry to Co-Host Upcoming… “In Guyana, the marine resources in our coastal waters and exclusive economic zone are an important component of our economy and provide  livelihoods to mainly artisanal Fishers.Artisanal fishing is important to our economy as 80 percent of the catch is exported. In order to ensure the sustainability of these resources, regulations have been introduced to limit fishing by trawlers to only a certain number of days each year and to require the installation of by-catch reduction devices and turtle exclusion devices on all trawlers.Monitoring and surveillance of artisanal vessels are also being increased to ensure compliance and to reduce the incidence of illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activity…I wish to share with you at this time that oil production from recently discovered off shore deposits is imminent in Guyana. Conscious of our responsibility, an environmental impact study has been carried out to examine potential risks to marine life and coastal livelihoods, especially of local artisanal Fishers, in the event of oil spills.” Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources Mr. Raphael Trotman addressing the Plenary at the UN Oceans Conference at UN Headquarters, New York, 5 – 9 June, 2017. See Minister’s presentation  –  VIDEO Sep 24, 2018last_img read more

Barbados building CARIFESTA legacy

first_img Market Region as Safe Haven – Business Leader Oct 9, 2020 He pointed out that since Barbados had been at the forefront of the development of the cultural industries, CARIFESTA XIII will focus on the promotion of those industries. According to Minister Lashley, through its Grand Market and Buyer’s Mall, this year’s CARIFESTA XIII will employ a rebranded element. Not only would it allow both locals and visitors to purchase art, craft and other products from around the region, but it also presents the opportunity for buyers from around the world to see what products the Caribbean has on offer for world markets. To date, fifteen buyers from as far as Europe have confirmed their attendance for the Grand Market and Buyer’s Mall. Moreover, the volunteer recruitment programme for CARIFESTA XIII has proven to be a successful one. According to Mr. Lashley the CARIFESTA Secretariat has had a “very encouraging response” from young people interested in assisting during the festival. While he noted that the Secretariat was quickly approaching its 400 persons cap, the Culture Minister stated that the CARIFESTA XIII volunteer programme presented persons with a “huge opportunity” to gain work experience. Noting that the preparations for the Festival were in high gear for the August 17 start date the Minister eluded to the renovations to several building as “part of the legacy of CARIFESTA”. Among the buildings to be renovated are: Combermere School, Foundation School, Alexandra School and the Queens Park Steel Shed. (Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jul 28, 2020 Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy… center_img Jul 13, 2020 CARIFESTA XIII ends in true Regional integration styleThe Region’s cultural performers transformed the Kensington Oval in Barbados into a sea of Regional integration as they brought the curtains down on CARIFESTA XIII, Sunday night.  The Closing Ceremony for the ten-day festival featured performances from some of the region’s top music and dance groups, steel bands, and individual…August 28, 2017In “Barbados”Put your money where your mouth is! – Barbados Culture MinisterMinister of Culture, Sports and Youth of Barbados, the Hon. Stephen Lashley, is of the view that regional Governments needed to redirect some of their resources to the cultural industries if they were truly interested in regional economic expansion and development. He said funding that was going to some traditional sectors that…June 22, 2017In “Anguilla”Lashley: CARIFESTA XIII will bring lasting change to BarbadosCARIFESTA XIII is expected to have a long lasting impact on cultural industries in Barbados. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, expressed this view during a recent tour of several CARIFESTA XIII locations. While speaking to the Barbados Government Information Service during the all- day tour of the…March 31, 2017In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Artistic Coordinator for CARIFESTA XIII, Dr. John Hunte, speaking at the press conference. Looking on are Minister of Cultural, Sports and Youth, the HOn. Stephen Lashley, and Festival Director of the CARIFESTA Secretariat, Ms. Andrea Wells. (Photo via C.Pitt/BGIS) CARIFESTA XIII promises to be to be a diverse festival with a lasting legacy. During a media update in his Sky Mall office on Monday, Minister with responsibility for Culture, Stephen Lashley highlighted several plans for the Festival. One notable feature referred to by the Minister was the Grand Market and Buyer’s Mall. You may be interested in… Jun 4, 2020last_img read more

ArvinMeritor Appoints New VP and Treasurer

first_imgLSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement TROY, MI — ArvinMeritor has appointed Mary Lehmann to the position of vice president and treasurer. Lehmann will also serve as an officer of the company. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Lehmann most recently served as the company’s assistant treasurer, with responsibility for all aspects of treasury including debt and financing strategy, bank credit lines, foreign currency exchange and interest rate risk management and corporate insurance. In her new role, Lehmann will be responsible for ArvinMeritor’s global capital market and treasury activities, reporting to Jim Donlon, senior vice president and CFO. Before joining ArvinMeritor in 2004, Lehmann served in several roles of increasing responsibility at Ford Motor Co., including director of Affiliate Financing and director of Global Banking and Short-Term Funding. She holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts in economics, both from the University of Michigan. For more information about ArvinMeritor, visit: www.arvinmeritor.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,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. 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. last_img read more

Metaldyne Names Mark Blaufuss Chief Financial Officer

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. 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 PLYMOUTH, Mich. — Mark Blaufuss has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) of Metaldyne, effective May 2.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Blaufuss joins Metaldyne from UCI International, where he previously served as CFO. Prior to this position, he served as CFO at Stonebridge Industries Inc. and then AxleTech International. He was also a director at AlixPartners, LLC. Blaufuss holds a degree in accounting from Michigan State University.   “I am excited to have Mark join the Metaldyne team,” said Thomas Amato, president and CEO. “He brings a significant amount of financial and capital market experience, and I look forward to his contributions to Metaldyne.” Blaufuss will be responsible for the financial management of Metaldyne. He will oversee the Corporate Finance Group, which includes bank reporting and regulatory compliance, shareholder reporting, global information technologies strategy and infrastructure, benefits administration and financial oversight.,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

Posts From The Road: Chris LeDoux Memorial Park

first_imgChris LeDoux was passionate about rodeoing and music and became a champion in both fields. LeDoux earned accolades in rodeoing beginning in high school and won the world bareback championship in 1976. LeDoux’s music love allowed him to write and sing about the cowboy lifestyle. With the help of his parents, he created an independent record label and sold four million recordings. LeDoux was mentioned in a hit recording by Garth Brooks, which brought him national attention and recognition and a recording contract with Capitol Records. He went on to sell more than six million recordings with Capitol. LeDoux died in 2005 at the age of 56 of liver cancer. His hometown of Kaycee, Wyo. dedicated the Memorial Park in June, 2010. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comThe centerpiece of the memorial park is a large sculpture entitled ‘Good Ride Cowboy’ by artist Michael Thomas of Buffalo, Wyo. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com The one main street in the tiny town of Kaycee, Wyo. still retains the typical western town look and characteristics today as it has for decades. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com A sticker seen in a window of a business in Kaycee where Chris LeDoux was a wonderful and highly respected person. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

Pizza & Peace Event At Los Alamos High School

first_imgThis Thursday, August 22nd, from 11:00-12:00, our Club is holding a Pizza & Peace event at the High School. You have heard all the great service ideas our distinguished students have for school and community projects, and we are going to help them execute their plans. To do this we are holding a Pizza & Peace event and each distinguished student will be talking to attendees about their projects. The Club will be providing free pizza & waters to those who then want to help their fellow students. Students sign up to receive their free pizza slice! We encourage you Rotarians to help distribute the food as some of you have already offered to do. Please feel welcome to join us from 10:30 to 12:00 in the hall next to the Main Office. All volunteers will need to register at the office first so please bring your drivers licenses with you. Hopefully we will gather enough interest to start an Interact Club at LAHS. This furthers our Rotary goals of promoting peace, supporting education & literacy, and serving our communities. Please join us.last_img read more

Boese Brothers Brewery To Have Soft Opening Saturday And Sunday

first_imgBoese Brothers Brewery, 145 Central Ave., will open for business this weekend. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comBusiness News: Sam and George Boese, owners Boese Brothers Brewery at 145 Central Park Square, received their certificate of occupancy and will have a soft opening Saturday and Sunday. The brewery will be open 5-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and will operate during regular hours starting Monday.The new bar, which inhabits the space formerly occupied by UnQuarked Wine Bar, will serve the Boese Brothers beer, as well as cider from the New Mexico Hard Cider’s brewery. New Mexico wines will also be available. Additionally, Boese Brothers Brewery will offer a sandwich menu, which includes hot and cold sandwiches and paninis.last_img

Joe Illick & The New Year’s Eve Orchestra With Violinist Augustin Hadelich Dec. 31

first_imgTickets: 1 p.m. (family show): $20, general seating; 5 p.m. concert: $30-$80, reserved seating. Available online at Lensic.org, by phone at 505.988.1234, and in person at The Lensic box office. New Year’s Eve at The Lensic has become a Santa Fe holiday tradition. Come bid farewell to 2019 with longtime Santa Fean Joe Illick, music director and principal conductor of the Fort Worth Opera, leading an orchestra created for this event that includes top musicians from New Mexico and beyond. Phoenix Avalon, violinist, grew up in Santa Fe and is now a student of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin at the Juilliard School. He recently received worldwide attention as first-prize winner (senior category) at the 2019 Spohr International Violin Competition in Weimar, Germany. He has also won top prizes at the Johansen and Fischoff International String Competitions. Avalon has performed with the New Mexico Philharmonic, the Boulder Symphony, and the Arapahoe Symphony and on Performance Today and From the Top. He has also given a TED talk on being a classical violinist. Avalon is a former member of the EPIK Artist Program of Performance Santa Fe. Augustin Hadelich is one of the great violinists of our time. A 2016 Grammy winner and Musical America’s 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year, he is consistently cited around the world for his phenomenal technique, soulful approach, and insightful interpretations. Hadelich will appear with over 25 North American orchestras in the 2019/2020 season, including the symphony orchestras of Boston, Cleveland, New York, Montréal, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Houston, Oregon, Seattle, Toronto, and numerous others. Born in Italy, the son of German parents, Hadelich is now an American citizen. He holds a diploma from the Juilliard School, where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff. After winning the Gold Medal at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, concerto and recital appearances on many of the world’s top stages quickly followed, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Chicago’s Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall/London, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Other distinctions include an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009); a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011); the inaugural Warner Music Prize (2015); as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter in the UK (2017). Joe Illick is the artistic director of the Fort Worth Opera, were he has served seventeen seasons as music director and principal conductor. An accomplished pianist, conductor, and composer, Illick regularly works with operas and orchestras across the United States and Europe. He has served as artistic director of the Lake George Opera Festival, interim artistic director of the Greater Miami Opera, music director of the Pittsburgh Opera Theater, and executive artistic director of Performance Santa Fe.center_img Augustin Hadelich will perform as the soloist on Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D. Major, Op. 35. The program also includes:Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165, featuring soprano Adelaide Boedecker;Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen (“Gypsy Airs”), Op. 20, featuring violin soloist Phoenix Avalon;Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Opus 68 (“Pastoral”); andBeethoven’s Egmont Overture (abridged), Op. 84. Joe Illick. Courtesy/Babak DowlatshahiAugustin Hadelich. Courtesy/Suxiao YangLPAC News:SANTA FE — The Lensic proudly presents conductor Joe Illick and the New Year’s Eve Orchestra in a Dec. 31 concert featuring world-renowned violinist Augustin Hadelich, soprano Adelaide Boedecker, and violinist Phoenix Avalon. Adelaide Boedecker, soprano, is a former resident artist with the Pittsburgh Opera and completed two summers as an apprentice artist with the Santa Fe Opera and the Merola Opera Program. She has performed with Sarasota Opera, Opera Columbus, Opera Birmingham, Opera Las Vegas, El Paso Opera, and more. Boedecker is the winner of the Santa Fe Opera Anna Case MacKay Award, winner of the National Opera Association competition, scholarship division, and the second-place winner of the American Prize competition for professional singers. She received her collegiate training at the University of Florida and the Eastman School of Music.last_img read more

NWS: Today’s High Near 57; Tonight’s Low Around 35

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 57 with partly sunny skies and wind gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight’s low around 35 with a 30 percent chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Courtesy/NWSlast_img

Roadside Art: Leaning Tower Of Texas Spotted Off I-40

first_imgLeaning Tower of Texas: This old water tower leans precariously in a field just off Interstate 40 in Groom, Texas, which is about 40 miles east of Amarillo. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.comlast_img