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Heads to increase co-operation on crime and security

first_img St. Lucia’s Foreign Minister Alva Baptiste signs the Protocol establishing the Council of National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) “The Conference adopted and opened for signature, the Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to Incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community and the Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community.  The Hon. Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Head of Government with lead responsibility for Security, was the first to sign the Protocol. Other Member States which signed the Protocol at this meeting were Guyana and Saint Lucia.” Region’s Security Ministers push for greater… CARICOM Heads to discuss Security: Regional law enforcement… Citizens’ security, safety emphasised at 19th Special… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Feb 18, 2020 You may be interested in… May 3, 2019 Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Keith Rowley who has lead responsibility for Security in the CARICOM Heads of Government quasi-Cabinet is the first to sign a protocol amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to formally establish the Council of National Security and Law Enforcement. CARICOM Heads of Government deliberated on the issue of crime and security and agree to increase their cooperation and collaboration in this area. President of Guyana H.E. David Granger signs the protocol amending the Treaty to formally establish the Council of National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE),. The CARICOM Security Mechanism – working assiduously… Apr 13, 2019 Apr 8, 2020 Barbados ratifies CONSLE ProtocolBarbados has ratified the Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community, and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed the…February 19, 2017In “Barbados”Barbados Ratifies CONSLE ProtocolBarbados has ratified the Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community, and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed the…February 19, 2017In “Barbados”PM Stuart to attend Intersessional SummitPrime Minister Freundel Stuart arrives in Guyana today to attend the Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), from February 16 to 17. Following the adoption of the Agenda, Heads of Government are expected to discuss a wide range of issues that are critical…February 15, 2017In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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The UWI appoints Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor, Principal of new Five Islands Campus…

first_img ‘The Wehby Report’ Distributed to CWI Stakeholders UWI Signs MOU with European University Institute Aug 17, 2020 Oct 12, 2020 UWI Vice Chancellor Says Caribbean in Need of Special,… You may be interested in… The UWI, University of St Martin Sign MOU, Marking Historic… center_img In addition to academia, Professor Griffith’s career spans multiple roles, among them: Director of the USAID-funded Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Teacher Training (CCETT) headquartered at The UWI Mona Campus, Pro-Registrar of the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), having previously served the Council as Assistant Registrar as well as Head of a Project Unit; Consultant/National Coordinator of a World Bank and Ministry of Education Reform of Secondary Education (ROSE) Project, Jamaica; Director of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and The UWI Institutional Strengthening Project; and Senior Education Project Manager of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Office/Caribbean. Read more at: The UWI Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jul 24, 2020 Sep 11, 2020 The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has appointed Professor Stafford A. Griffith as Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of its Five Islands Campus located in Antigua and Barbuda with effect from August 15, 2019 until July 31, 2020. Professor Griffith will lead the Campus for its initial year of operation, which is expected to welcome its first cohort of students in September. An official launch of the Campus with The UWI Executive Management team is also planned in that month. Established to provide a development platform for Antigua and Barbuda, the new Five Islands Campus will also function as a hub for the OECS and serve to expand The UWI’s regional capacity in the delivery of higher education for the 21st century. It will begin with three schools—the School of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the School of Management, Sciences and Technology, and the School of Humanities and Education. Approval of the regional university’s newest campus was announced by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, during a media conference held on Wednesday, 26 June, 2019. Professor Griffith previously served as Regional Director of the University’s Office of Online Learning (OOL) since October 2017, Director of The UWI’s School of Education and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the Mona Campus from August 2012 to September 2017. He has spent more than 35 years of his career at the professional and senior management levels in fields covering educational measurement and evaluation, programme planning and management, curriculum development, and teaching. The holder of a Professorial Chair in Research, Measurement and Evaluation, Professor Griffith’s postgraduate qualifications consist of specialised study in research, measurement and evaluation, and curriculum development. He also holds an LLB degree and has completed graduate studies in the areas of Political Science and Development Studies. Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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Goodyear Promotes Two in Technical Group

first_imgAKRON, OHIO — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. promoted William Hopkins and Joseph Zekoski to new positions in its technical group. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Hopkins, formerly vice president global product marketing and technology planning, was named to the newly created position of vice president of technology and strategic initiatives. He will be responsible for global strategic initiatives, tire engineering, materials, performance prediction and global vehicle systems. Zekoski was named general director of Goodyear’s Luxembourg Technical Center, replacing Jean Bergh who retired after 37 years with the tiremaker. Zekoski was previously director of Goodyear’s North American Tire retread business. Both men will report to Joseph Gingo, executive vice president of quality systems and chief technical officer, and Zekoski will also report to Arthur de Bok, president of Goodyear’s European Union unit. _______________________________________ 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 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

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SKF Appoints Poul Jeppesen as President, North America

first_imgLANSDALE, Pa. – Poul Jeppesen, currently president of SKF USA Inc., has been appointed president, SKF North America, with an overall responsibility for Canada, Mexico and the U.S. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In this new role, Jeppesen will report to Tom Johnstone, SKF president and CEO, and will be a member of SKF Group Management. His appointment became effective Feb. 1. SKF says North America is an important market for the company, and it is stepping up its activities in the region. The most recent evidence of this was the company’s acquisition of Lincoln Industrial. SKF has formed the North American division to support the continuing growth ambitions in the area. Jeppesen has held several management positions in areas of sales, marketing, product management and manufacturing since joining the company in 1982. He also serves as a board director for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) and the charity organization Family Answers. Jeppesen will continue to be based at the SKF USA headquarters in Lansdale, Pa.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

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Los Alamos Democratic Party Meets Monday

first_imgLADP News: The Los Alamos Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, in Room 631, Building 6 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus. The meeting is open to the public.last_img

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Fr. Glenn: A Dickensian Week … And Life

first_imgBy Fr. Glenn Jones“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”Good ol’ Charles Dickens … a favorite author, but likely neglected nowadays. The attention span of today’s reader doesn’t often lend itself well to the patience needed to follow the involved characters and plots of the old classics. Too bad, too. Those novels of former times carry with them much life’s wisdom and enjoyment and—especially for our young people—a great opportunity to hone communication skills. Wordcraft is very often neglected in the age of texting, email, Facebook posts, etc., and yet authors such as Dickens, Poe, Austen, Donne, Shakespeare and so many others of times gone by nonetheless remain immortal professors … for English, at least. Perhaps Hugo for French, Cervantes for Spanish, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky for Russian, Dante for Italian, etc. So many treasures; so little time.I couldn’t help but remember that above quote from the opening of “A Tale of Two Cities” this weekend, recalling how this terminating week began with much rejoicing: an ordination to priesthood at the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, then traveling south to attend the installation of the new bishop in Las Cruces, for whom the Catholics there have been awaiting for almost a year. Joyful times of thanksgiving for us in the Catholic Church of New Mexico.But then … the worst: having to deal with issues of the Santa Fe Archdiocese’s bankruptcy proceedings, the tragedies which led to it, the attendant sorrows of those who suffered criminality, and the trepidations of those much concerned about the Church’s future. So much good destroyed, so much carnage wrought by those who sabotaged the faith and trust of so many.The cancer has been excised, vigilance in place to detect metastasization … yet the pain of healing will last for a long time. Will the Church survive, we are often asked? Have no doubt of it, for Jesus assures Peter: “…upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it,” (Matthew 16:18), and, after His resurrection, to the apostles: “…lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” (Matthew 28:20) Yet our constant prayer remains for the healing of all who have been harmed so grievously. Then, later in the week … again joy: the uniting in marriage of two young people beginning their life together … a handsome lad, and a beautiful bride who evokes remembrance of scripture: “She was radiant with perfect beauty…” (Esther 15:5) Martina McBride is right in her country song:  “…the sweetest thing that you’ll ever see in the whole wide world is a happy girl.” Smiles and laughter … hopes, dreams and copious rejoicing all around. Beholding the happy scene and yet remembering the last days gone by, I could not but reflect on how the week imitated our lives in general: times of joy and happiness, times of sorrow and difficulty … the human condition. Uninterrupted ease of life simply cannot be realistically expected; in fact, is it not the contrast of difficulty and rejoicing that which makes rejoicing so much more fulfilling? Much like a spoiled child constantly pampered and yet never satisfied, we, too, must be wary of expecting life to be an uninterrupted rose garden path, becoming unreasonably upset when misfortune or sorrow do make their inevitable appearance. Ironically, is it not in the sharing of the difficulties and sorrows of others that we often find a greater rejoicing in our own lives? To come to the aid of those in need—physical or spiritual need—elicits fulfillment and security in both supporter and supported with a burden partially lifted in mutual charity and concern. Is there a greater joy than by our efforts transforming a frown into a smile … despair and desperation into delight? We might recall Senator Charles Sumner: “There is beauty in art in literature, in science and in every triumph of intelligence…but there is a higher beauty still in relieving the poor, in elevating the downtrodden, and being a succor to the oppressed” (“Equality Before the Law”, 1872) … itself reminding us of St. Paul’s exhortation: “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep,” (Romans 12:15), and the unity of true community: “If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” (1 Corinthians 12:26)“Am I my brother’s keeper?!” Cain asks God in his lame attempt to dodge responsibility for his brother Abel’s murder (Genesis 4). “Most definitely”, Jesus might say … as He essentially does in Matthew 25: “Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me…Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” (Mathew 25:34-40)As is often remarked, we all share this one ship called “Earth”, and there is more strength in a cooperative bundle than in isolated effort. That means, then, that the strength of each adds to the strength of all—support in sorrow and difficulty, mutual reinvigoration in shared joys. We may not have the fortitude or influence of Mother Teresa, but even in our daily lives there are those who hurt, for whom even a kind word or unsolicited charitable gesture can bring new hope … helping to buoy one another up through the storms of life. Opportunities abound; look for them……and “God bless us, every one!”Rev. Glenn Jones is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and former pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos.last_img read more

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2020 Pet Rescue Calendar Submission Deadline Sept. 7

first_imgGet those cameras ready, polish those smiles, and say Cheese! (or Tuna! or Kibble!) Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals (FOSCA)  is accepting photo entries through Sept. 7 for the 2020 Pet Rescue Calendar and the organization needs help. The entry forms include entry information as well as tips on getting great photos of your pet. Entries can be submitted by mail to Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals, 354 E Joya Loop, White Rock, NM 87547, or electronically at http://calendar.lafos.org. Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals, a humane organization based in Los Alamos is trying to improve the quality of life for unwanted pets and find homes for homeless animals. We work closely with local shelters, with local veterinarians, and with other humane societies.Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals sponsors two special programs to help pet owners and reduce the number of unwanted pets. The Catastrophic Illness/Injury program provides funds for veterinary treatment of severely ill or injured pets whose owners cannot afford extensive treatment. Pet owners who have adopted a shelter animal or an abandoned or homeless animal are invited to send a photo and a brief story about their pet. Pet owners whose pets were featured in last year’s calendar are welcome to submit new photos of their pets for this year’s calendar. Entry forms are available at Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital, Animal Clinic of Los Alamos and Pet Pangaea in Central Park Square.center_img FOSCA News: Mickey the cat featured in the 2016 calendar. CourtesyFOSCA The second program provides vouchers for free spay/neutering of pets, in order to encourage pet owners to make sure that their pets are surgically altered and cannot produce litters of unwanted cats or dogs. We also provide funding for spay/neuter surgeries in partnership with local rescue groups, including organizations that work with local pueblos and the Navajo Nation to reduce pet overpopulation there.  The 2020 calendars will go on sale in November at local businesses, and all proceeds will go directly to help the animals through Friends of Shelter and Companion Animals programs. So, remember, get those entries in by Sept. 7.last_img read more

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MIAC: Native Treasures Collectors Sale Oct. 12-13

first_imgThe sale, comprised of generations of Native Arts from private collectors, is in the museum’s Meem Auditorium, and benefits the museum through shared profits. Mediums include pottery, jewelry, textiles/weavings, paintings, baskets and sculptures. SANTA FE ― The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) presents the annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 12-13. MIAC News: Those interested in consigning works may find information on MIAC’s website,www.indianartsandculture.org/CS2019. Consignors bring pieces from their private collections, culminating in a diverse mix of items from older generations to current works. The annual Native Treasures Collectors’ Sale provides New Mexican residents the opportunity to either add to their own collection or begin one with a brand new piece. The event will run both days for free but will offer an early bird admission at 9 a.m. Saturday for $25. Photo by Peter Ellzey Photo by Peter Ellzeylast_img read more

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Traffic Alert: Road Closures During Homecoming Parade

first_imgThe Los Alamos High School Homecoming Parade is 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 and staging begins at 1:30 p.m. at Central Avenue and 4th Street (Canyon Complex). Traffic Alert: These roads and other access roads will be closed during the parade.center_img The parade route will travel west on Central Avenue merging onto Canyon Road. last_img

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NWS: Today’s High Near 62; Tonight’s Low Around 34

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 62 with sunny mostly skies and tonight’s low around 34. Courtesy/NWSlast_img

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