Advance Digital Transformation – Prime Minister… President of Guyana and outgoing Chairman of CARICOM , His Excellency David Granger, will address the Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) which will be convened 4-6 July, 2017,in St. George’s Grenada. The Meeting will be held under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister of Grenada Dr. the Hon. Keith Mitchell. See more in this Department of Public Information, Guyana production: Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 29, 2020 CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Tributes Pour in for Former Barbados Prime Minister You may be interested in… Jul 3, 2020 Jul 27, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 PM Gonsalves Praises CARICOM Achievements, says Challenges… Opening Ceremony – Media AdvisoryAn Opening Ceremony for the Thirty-Eighth CARICOM Heads of Government meeting will be held on Tuesday 4 July 2017 from 5:00 p.m. at the Grenada Trade Centre, St. Georges. Accredited media representatives are invited to cover this ceremony. The proceedings will also be streamed Live on the CARICOM Face Book…July 4, 2017In “Grenada”Caribbean energy sector to get transformation supportThe just ended Caribbean Energy Security Summit in Washington gave a commitment to support the Caribbean’s transformation of the energy systems. In a joint statement the Summit pledged to pursue, among other things, comprehensive, planning-based and research-driven approaches to energy transition; the promotion and development of affordable no-or-lower carbon electricity…May 5, 2016In “CARICOM”Regional patriotism, CSME in focus at end-of-summit press conferenceThe CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government recently concluded their Inter-Sessional meeting, which was was held on February 16 -17, 2017 in Georgetown, Guyana. The meeting ended with a press briefing at the Marriott Hotel, which was addressed by Chairman of the Conference, His Excellency David Granger, President of Guyana, Prime…February 27, 2017In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp
(Barbados Nation) SEYMOUR MacDONALD NURSE was born on November 10, 1933, at Jack-My-Nanny Gap, Black Rock, St Michael, in humble circumstances to his mother, a domestic, and his father, a carpenter. He was the youngest of four children, two boys and two girls. He was educated at St Stephen’s Boys’ School where he excelled in both football and cricket. He ultimately chose cricket after a severe leg injury ended his football career. He then heeded the advice of his father: “Stay in cricket and quit football; otherwise you are on your own.” ‘The Wehby Report’ Distributed to CWI Stakeholders Nurse started his cricketing career like many Barbadian cricketers – in the Barbados Cricket League. He played for the Bay Street Boys’ Club, the same club where Sir Garfield Sobers played as a young man. Nurse emerged as a heavy scorer in the Barbados Cricket League in the 1950s and moved to the famous Empire Cricket Club where his form and strokeplay blossomed. Red more at: Barbados Nation Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 14, 2019 Bid to include cricket in 2028 Olympics Jul 2, 2020 You may be interested in… Prime Minister Mottley Salutes Sir Everton Weekes Oct 17, 2019 Nurse was ‘special’(Barbados Nation) The iconic Sir Garfield Sobers has hailed the late Seymour Nurse as a special talent who made a “great contribution to Barbados and West Indies’ cricket”. Sir Garfield, who featured in four century partnerships with Nurse in Test cricket, told THE NATION his long-time mate was a dedicated…May 9, 2019In “Barbados”Gordon Greenidge gets knighthood(Barbados Nation) Former West Indies cricketing great Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge is to be conferred with a knighthood. In the New Year Honours announced today, he has been accorded Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (KCMG). Born in England, the 68-year-old represented Barbados and Hampshire Cricket…December 28, 2019In “Barbados”‘His was a good innings well played’ – CARICOM SG eulogises CozierThe body of work on cricket left behind by iconic cricket journalist, Tony Cozier, represented a running commentary and a history of the game in the Region for more than fifty years, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said Friday. For him it was a labour of love and…May 13, 2016In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Aug 17, 2020 Caribbean Needs Sports Science To Get To The Next Level
Jul 2, 2020 CCJ affirms Guyana’s no confidence motion(Port of Spain, Trinidad, CCJ Press Release). The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled on a trio of cases related to the motion of no confidence that was made in the National Assembly of Guyana on 21 December 2018. In the judgment delivered today, the CCJ declared that the motion…June 18, 2019In “CARICOM”CCJ Issues Definitive Orders in Guyana Cases(CCJ Press Release) The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today issued consequential declarations and orders in two sets of cases from Guyana. The cases have to do with the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) and a no-confidence vote passed last December in the Guyana National Assembly.…July 12, 2019In “CARICOM”CCJ to Rule on Guyana Opposition Appeal Next WeekPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will rule on July 8 whether or not it has jurisdiction to hear an appeal filed by two senior members of the main Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) in relation to a Court of Appeal ruling regarding the…July 2, 2020In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp CCJ Takes Lead in Assisting Justice Sector To Adjust to… CCJ is 15 today (Guyana Chronicle) THE Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has granted more time to the leaders here to find political consensus in relation to the consequential orders to flow from last week’s ruling that quashed the appointment of the chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and also uphold the no-confidence vote against the government. The parties have been given until July 1, 2019 to file written submissions and will meet again on July 12, 2019, for final judgment. President of the CCJ, Justice Adrian Saunders outlined that the submissions for July 1 must concisely guide the court, based on the positions of the parties, on the consequential orders it should make.Justice Saunders made the decision on Monday afternoon at the court’s location in Trinidad and Tobago which seeks to encourage a resolution to the issue of when fresh elections can be held in Guyana. Initially, the CCJ, having upheld the No-Confidence vote against the Government and simultaneously quashing the appointment of Justice (Ret’d) James Patterson as Chairman of GECOM, was expected to lay out the consequential orders on Monday. However, deliberations on Monday between the CCJ and the attorneys representing the parties proved that additional information and deliberations are required before the court can come to an informed conclusion. “We’re going to ask that the parties make written submissions on the consequential orders that the court can and should make in respect of each of the sets of cases on which judgement was given,” Justice Saunders stated. The submissions are restricted to no more than 20 pages; it must be typed in font size of at least ‘12’ and with at least 1.5 line spacing. Read more at: Guyana Chronicle Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jul 9, 2020 CCJ Rules Guyana Court of Appeal’s Judgement, Chief… Apr 16, 2020 CCJ to Rule on Guyana Opposition Appeal Next Week You may be interested in… May 11, 2020
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — Microheat, a Tier One automotive supplier and manufacturer of HotShot, a windshield snow and ice removal product set to debut on a wide range of 2006 vehicles, has restructured its management team. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Solomon Franco, who founded the firm in 1998, stepped down as CEO and president on January 1. Peter Neustadter, one of the initial investors in Microheat, will serve as interim CEO and board chairman until the company recruits a permanent CEO. Neustadter said he expects the new CEO will be in place by April. Neustadter, Aryeh Rubin and Matthew Maryles, acting as consultants, will assist in reorganizing the company’s operations. Neustadter is a veteran of the OEM market and former president of a Tier One automotive supplier; Rubin is an entrepreneur who has started and sold several successful companies; and Maryles is a former executive at a major Wall Street investment banking house. The three were initial investors in Microheat. Acting with a fourth investor, they have made an additional equity investment into the company. General Motors has issued a contract for HotShot to be shipped in the first quarter of 2005 and other automobile manufacturers have issued RFQ’s for the innovative product. Current contracts are worth more than $170 million, and the company estimates it will have more than $500 to $700 million in back orders by next year. More than 20 global auto manufacturers are testing HotShot, and the product will soon be available in selected aftermarket venues, said Neustadter. Additional investments will be used to expand into European and Far Eastern markets, he added. Advertisement Neustadter said the company is also seeking new board members with automobile industry or related business experience. To accommodate this change, four of Microheat’s seven board members have stepped down. The consultants will appoint three of their successors with the fourth member to be chosen by the full board. Franco, who resigned for personal reasons, will continue to serve as a consultant to the management of Microheat with an emphasis upon R&D and new product development. Microheat has manufacturing plants in the U.S., Israel and the Russian Federation. For more information, go to: www.microheat.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
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. ROCHESTER HILLS, MI — Global automotive supplier Webasto AG has appointed Brett Healy as president and CEO of its North American subsidiary, Webasto Roof Systems, Inc. (WRSI), effective Jan. 1, 2008. He succeeds Fred Olson who, after 10 years of leading WRSI, will retire, on Dec. 31. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Healy has been with WRSI since 1984 and has held progressively more responsible positions, most recently as vice president business development and program management. “We are confident that Brett will lead WRSI to continued profitable growth,” said Franz-Josef Kortuem, chairman of the Management Board of Webasto AG. “We anticipate expansion particularly through innovation in areas such as convertible tops and tailgates. Just as importantly, he will lead his team in further improving WRSI’s cost structure and competitive position.” Olson will continue to serve on WRSI’s Board of Directors. “Fred has successfully led WRSI through a period of unprecedented profitable growth. We are very grateful for his leadership in the last 10 years,” said Kortuem. “During Mr. Olson’s tenure WRSI has opened five new facilities, become the market leader in roof systems in North America and our revenue has grown from $150 million to more than $400 million.” In other appointments announced concurrently, Andreas Weller was named vice president business development, replacing Healy. Weller previously led WRSI’s sales activities for General Motors and WRSI’s marketing efforts. He has also held the position of business development director for WRSI’s Ford business prior to assuming responsibility for its GM account. Advertisement In addition, Greg Brown expands his current role as director business development for Chrysler. He has been appointed as director business development for General Motors and Chrysler. For more information about Webasto Roof Systems, visit: www.webasto.com.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement 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.
RACINE, Wis. — Modine Manufacturing Co. has appointed Scott Bowser as regional vice president – Americas, effective immediately. Bowser, who previously served as managing director for the company’s Brazilian operations, succeeds Thomas Cromwell, who has resigned. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Bowser, an 11-year Modine veteran, will oversee the company’s North American and South American Original Equipment operations. His focus will be on implementing the reorganization announced late last year and continuing to drive process and productivity improvements throughout those businesses. “We are very pleased to have a seasoned executive like Scott step in to lead our Americas’ region during these challenging times,” said Thomas Burke, Modine president and chief executive officer. “Scott, who started his Modine career as a plant manager, is a proven leader with deep experience in both operations and sales. Most recently, Scott successfully integrated our Brazilian operations into the Modine global organization and has been actively managing the notable success in that business. During his tenure, Modine Brazil nearly doubled its revenue and achieved the highest gross margins among our original equipment businesses globally. His broad experience uniquely qualifies him to lead our Americas Original Equipment business with a demonstrated ability to understand and respond to the needs of our customers.” Since joining Modine in 1998, Bowser has served in numerous operations and management positions, including plant manager in Pemberville, Ohio; general sales manager – Truck; and managing director – Modine Brazil. Bowser holds an undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics from Anderson College and an MBA from Bowling Green State University. Advertisement Prior to Modine, Bowser served in increasingly responsible leadership roles in operations, sales, and general management and ultimately as president at The Pierce Co., an automotive and industrial engine components manufacturer. Bowser’s successor at Modine Brazil in Sao Paulo will be named at a future date.
Sammy M. LopezNMPA News:Sammy M. Lopez, a long time New Mexican media leader, has been appointed as executive director of the New Mexico Press Association.“We are pleased to have retained the forward-looking services of this native New Mexican with a lifetime of experience in journalism and newspapers,” NMPA President Leota Brigida Harriman said. Lopez has served as a publisher for newspapers in Las Cruces, Farmington, Carlsbad, Ruidoso, Deming and Fort Sumner. All these newspapers are members of the New Mexico Press Association.Lopez also served in executive capacities with World West, where he was group manager for eight newspapers in three states, as well as Civitas Media, where in addition to managing six daily and two weekly newspapers he was instrumental in launching four real estate websites supported by four magazines.Newspapers he led have been awarded four times with first place wins as NMPA General Excellence; the Daily Times in Farmington was recognized by Columbia University in 2008 for its diversity coverage and editorials; and in 2017 the Daily Times, again under his leadership, won the Gannett Division III Breaking News Award for its coverage of an Aztec high school shooting.Lopez was inducted into the NMPA Hall of Fame in 2010 and served on the Board for the Foundation for Open Government and in 2008 was given the Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award.“I love New Mexico and am excited to be back helping newspapers in the land of enchantment,” said Lopez, a lifetime Rotary member and Paul Harris Fellow.Lopez enjoys golf, cooking, the outdoors and traveling.
International Women’s Forum (IWF) members from Los Alamos, Linda Deck, Nancy Bartlit and Carol A. Clark attended the organization’s 3rd quarterly meeting Saturday at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe. CHRISTUS St. Vincent CEO Lillian Montoya is a member of IWF and hosted the 4-hour event, which included a program on women and aging. Dr. Trent Sensiba, Dr. Lily Love and Dr. James Green presented talks as part of the program. From foreground center, Montoya, Bartlit, Sandra Evenson visiting from Washington, and Deck, who serves as board secretary for IWF. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comAbout IWFThe International Women’s Forum – New Mexico (IWF-NM) was founded in 1989 in Santa Fe. The vision of the founders was to provide opportunities for women leaders in a variety of professions throughout the state to network with peers and counterparts and meet and collaborate with other active female professionals on business, social, cultural and personal issues.Its primary goal is building leadership skills and fostering opportunities to lead and for friendship among members and for future generations of women in the state. IWF-NM members come together from diverse backgrounds and interests to share knowledge and ideas, to enrich each other’s lives, and to provide a backdrop of support and exert influence.Members represent an exciting and wide range of professional pursuits — directing Fortune 500 companies, composing symphonies, conducting medical research, founding new businesses, managing ranches, leading cities, hosting radio shows, running TV stations and more. Members serve on the highest judicial courts, preside over universities, promote peace, direct non-profits, author books and record or make history. A major IWF-NM initiative is the Historic Women’s Highway Marker Program, which memorializes women of importance throughout the state’s history with 64 roadside markers to tell their stories. The program offers permanent recognition to these New Mexico women of courage, vision and fortitude throughout New Mexico’s history. For more information visit the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division website.The group is proudly affiliated with the International Women’s Forum (IWF) and supports the common mission of advancing women’s leadership across careers, cultures and continents. The IWF has 64 chapters in 23 nations, on five continents.The International Women’s Forum – New Mexico participates in worldwide IWF meetings from Hong Kong to Vancouver to Madrid, Jordan and Buenos Aires.The organization is open to new members only by transfer from other IWF affiliates or by invitation. Learn more at www.iwforum.org.
The Air Force’s second argument is based on a provision in another federal law, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), commonly known as Superfund. That law precludes a lawsuit that challenges an ongoing Superfund cleanup. The purpose of this provision is to expedite Superfund cleanups. However, in this case, the Air Force is not currently engaged in an ongoing cleanup; it has effectively placed the cleanup “on hold” for years. The Air Force is seeking to use this provision to delay cleanup, contrary to congressional intent. PFAS have been used in many industries since the 1940s and contamination typically results from releases at manufacturing and industrial facilities and industrial waste sites, and from their use in fire-fighting chemicals at fire and crash training areas, such as at Air Force bases across the country. There is substantial scientific evidence that PFAS pose significant human health and ecological risks, such as developmental problems, low birth weight, decreased fertility, hormone disruption, immune system damage, and increased cancer risk. The Amiciare addressing two of the issues raised by the Air Force in its Sept. 17 Motion to Dismiss. The Air Force’s first argument is based on the “sovereign immunity” of the Federal government, which says the United States cannot be sued without its consent. However, the United States has explicitly waived its sovereign immunity from the New Mexico lawsuit in two federal statutes. Although the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not set enforceable regulatory drinking water standards for PFAS, the New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission has listed several of the most common types of PFAS – including those at issue in this case – as “toxic pollutants” under the New Mexico Water Quality Regulations. The Brief would support the legal action by the New Mexico Attorney General and the New Mexico Environment Department to compel the United States Air Force to conduct prompt investigation and cleanup of toxic pollutants at Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis, New Mexico, and Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo, New Mexico. New Mexico brought this action under the analogous provisions of two statutes, one Federal and one State, designed to address the problem of hazardous waste disposal and cleanup. The Federal statute is the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), signed into law in 1976). The State statute is the New Mexico Hazardous Waste Act, enacted in 1983. Both statutes contain “imminent hazard” provisions, which provide for court orders to mitigate an endangerment to the public health or the environment. NMELC News: The soil, groundwater, and surface water at the two bases is contaminated with a class of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). SANTA FE ― Three State Legislators, Sen. Mimi Stewart, Sen. Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and Rep. Andrés Romero have asked the United States District Court for permission to file an Amici Curiae – “Friends of the Court” – Brief in a lawsuit involving toxic pollutants from two Air Force bases. “We want to support the Attorney General and the Environment Department in their commendable efforts to hold the Air Force accountable for polluting the State’s groundwater. It is very unfortunate that the Air Force would attempt to avoid its cleanup obligations under New Mexico law by invoking a legal doctrine – sovereign immunity of the United States government – that derives from the ancient English common law maxim that ‘the King can do no wrong.’ As Mark Twain once put it through one of his characters, ‘All kings is mostly rapscallions.’” ―Charles de Saillan, Staff Attorney, New Mexico Environmental Law Center.
LAHS News:Los Alamos High School students sure know how to jingle bell rock around the clock tonight.After a semester filled with hard work and fun, they can’t wait to show everyone our smooth groove from Tango to Waltz, Swing to Cha-cha.Watch them perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 in Duane Smith Auditorium.Free admission! So come on down for Los Alamos High School’s Winter Dance Show!