CARICOM SG accredits Panama’s first Ambassador

first_img Jan 11, 2017 Panama stands ready for closer cooperation with CARICOM(Caribbean Community Secretariat) As Panama derives growth based on policies aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and oriented towards attracting foreign direct investment that provides resources and transfer of knowledge, it intends to be a cooperation provider country. According to the recently accredited first envoy of Panama to CARICOM,…October 11, 2018In “CARICOM”SG welcomes Nicaragua to ‘CARICOM family’Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has emphasised that small states working together could make a difference. Speaking at a ceremony accepting the credentials of His Excellency Valdrack L. Jaentschke as Nicaragua’s Ambassador to CARICOM, Ambassador LaRocque stressed that working together in regional, hemispheric and international fora…July 1, 2016In “CARICOM”Two new Ambassadors to CARICOM AccreditedDeveloping the world’s first climate resilient countries is a key focus for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for 2018 which promises to be a year of “rebuilding and growth,” CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said Friday 12 January. He was at the time accrediting new ambassadors of Barbados and St. Vincent…January 12, 2018In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp See more photos of the ceremony – New Panama Ambassador  Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM and Georgia look to strengthen ties – new… You may be interested in… Jan 17, 2018 The Netherlands flags key areas for cooperation expansion Apr 5, 2019 The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Thursday 13 September 2018 formalised diplomatic ties with Panama, accrediting the first Ambassador of the Central American country to the Community. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, received the letter of credence of Her Excellency Soraya Cano Franco during a short ceremony at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat, in Georgetown, Guyana. New Ambassador Soraya Cano Franco signs SG’s Visitor’s book Jan 19, 2017 He said Panama and the Community have had strong people to people contact since the 19th Century with thousands of Caribbean workers, mainly from Jamaica, Barbados and Saint Lucia, involved in the building of Panama’s Railroads and later the Panama Canal. Today, their descendants are part of a vibrant Caribbean community in Panama, he added. He noted the high value CARICOM placed on this relationship, which has been strengthening over the years. Panama has bilateral relations with several CARICOM Member States. CARICOM and Panama are also members of sub-regional, regional and hemispheric organisations such as the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the United Nations (UN). Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations Ambassador Colin Granderson (l) joins the Secretary-General and Ambassador after the accreditation ceremony The Secretary-General highlighted the critical role Panama plays in strengthening trade and commerce through Copa Airlines and the Panama Canal. He commended the Government of Panama on the Canal’s expansion noting that it will meet the growing demand of maritime trade for the whole world, while opening new opportunities, for the Panamanian people, and the wider sub-region. Secretary-General LaRocque noted that Panama’s ready assistance and support to the countries affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year, demonstrated the strength of its ties with the Community. He said in the areas where they faced similar challenges, Panama and CARICOM could help to address those hurdles by speaking with one voice in international fora on issues of mutual interest and importance to their continued development. Among those matters was the issue of being labelled as non-cooperative tax jurisdictions which has targeted Panama and some of the Member States of the Community. “We are concerned that the organisations claiming to set global standards in international tax matters do so without countries, such as ours, having a voice in the process. We should join hands to advocate against the unjust and onerous demands on our financial sectors,” Secretary-General LaRocque told the newly accredited Panamanian envoy. CARICOM vital to regional development: Grenada’s new envoy CARICOM, Serbia formalise diplomatic relations last_img read more

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Visteon Names Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

first_imgVAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, MI — Visteon Corp. has appointed William Quigley III to the posts of vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. As an elected corporate officer, Quigley will report to Jim Palmer, executive vice president and CFO. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Quigley joins Visteon from Federal-Mogul, where he had served as vice president and corporate controller since 2001. His previous role was finance director, Americas and Asia. Quigley has held several management positions at the company, including aftermarket operations, marketing and the corporate controller’s office. Prior to joining Federal-Mogul in 1994, he was an assistant corporate controller at Nissan Research and Development and an audit manager at Deloitte & Touche. Quigley is a certified public accountant in the state of Michigan. For more information about Visteon, go to: www.visteon.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 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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Borruso Steps Down As Head of Hella North America

first_imgPLYMOUTH, MI — Joseph Borruso has announced he will retire this month from his post as president and CEO of Hella North America. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Borruso will continue to serve in an advisory position reporting to the German-based automotive supplier’s board of management and also will assume a non-operational position as president emeritus of Hella’s North American operations. Borruso began his career in the automotive industry in 1963 as a project engineer for the automotive lighting division of ABEX, where he advanced to vice president of sales and marketing. In 1977, he joined Wagner Brake and Lighting Products as vice president for OEM and heavy-duty aftermarket sales. In 1983, he moved to Bosch where he went on to hold a series of key senior management positions in sales and marketing both in Germany and North America. From 1996 until 1999, he was executive vice president for Bosch’s North American automotive sales group and was a member of Bosch Automotive Division’s executive management team. Prior to joining Hella in 1999, he was executive vice president of North American sales for the Bosch Automotive Group headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Fluent in both Italian and German, Borruso has a mechanical engineering and business background, having attended the City University of New York and Stanford University. He also served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Advertisement_______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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Prestolite Electric Strengthens its Aftermarket Sales Force

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 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.  ARCADE, NY – Prestolite Electric has announced that Doug Zink has joined the company’s sales organization and will take over a West to Midwest territory recently vacated by Sean Miller, who was recently promoted. Zink brings to Prestolite Electric 16 years of experience calling on the heavy duty industry for companies such as Goodyear, Wix Filtration and most recently Stemco. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Sean Miller has been promoted to national accounts sales manager and will handle Fleet Pride, Truck Pro, Vipar, Heavy Duty America and Truck Pride at a corporate level. Miller started with the company last year after a three-year stint with Delco Remy. In addition, the company said is looking to appoint a regional sales manager for Canada and will continue to focus on growing its aftermarket sales by reaching more and more customers. “By having more feet on the street, we can touch more customers, train them on our products and help them to grow their own sales while growing ours at the same time,” the company stated in a press release.,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. last_img read more

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Gary Phillips Named APRA Treasurer

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.  CHANTILLY, VA – Gary Phillips was installed as the new treasurer of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) during the association’s recent “International BIG R Show” held in Oct. 27-29 Las Vegas. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Phillips has been working with Allison Transmissions since he was 19 years old. He served in a variety of roles, including technician, service manager and dealer development manager for a Detroit Diesel Allison distributor. In 1981, Phillips founded Reliable Transmission Service as an Allison Transmission Regional Remanufacture and Service Center in Tampa, FL. Reliable Transmission Service and affiliated companies, also known as “RTS,” are currently in six locations serving customers that use Allison Transmissions in the South and Midwest with plans to expand in other areas of the United States. Phillips served for three years as chairman of APRA’s Heavy Duty Transmission Division and several years as a member of the APRA Board of Directors. He was also instrumental in helping to form APRA’s Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG) in 2005 and assisted in organizing the first Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Summit just prior to the 2006 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas. Phillips will serve on the APRA Executive Committee and will be APRA Chairman in 2011.,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 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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Tripwire Incident In La Senda Resolved

first_imgBy JIM COBBLEWhite RockFriends and neighbors, this episode is closed – finished. It was a “one-and-done”.The young person responsible for this now “non-event” has come forward and apologized for the indiscretion.The neighborhood can now relax a bit.The better good in it is that he will go on to become a better man.last_img

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Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Has New Home!

first_imgMembers of the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. (LAVNS) team gather this morning at their new home at 109 Central Park Square, formerly occupied by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. Members include Executive Director Wendi Wolfe; Office Manager Jade Lovato; Julie Banaszek, RN; Alaina Cole Beardslee, RN; Tanny Larson, billing; Zandra Hall, RN; Sherry Destromp, LPN and Jenny Pena, medical records. LAVNS moved Saturday from 2202 Canyon Road after that property sold. ‘We’re happy to be more centrally located,’ Wolfe said. ‘We’re near Nambe Drugs who we partner with and we like the central location. It makes us more accessible to the community.’ Formed in 1973, LAVNS is a not for profit organization providing home health and hospice services in Los Alamos County, northern Santa Fe County and parts of Rio Arriba County. Services include ‘intermittent’ skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, medical social services and home health aides. Learn more about LAVNS by clicking here. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

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AGU: Warmer Winters Are Changing The Makeup Of Water In Black Sea

first_imgAGU News: Changing water masses They found winter weather fluctuations changed the temperature and salinity of the cold intermediate layer, but the density of the water mass remained almost the same. The Black Sea’s cold intermediate layer became warmer, allowing its edges to blend with the top and bottom layers of the sea. If this trend continues, it could potentially change the stratification of the sea, according to the study’s authors. Restructuring the layers could bring sulfides, corrosive and noxious chemicals at the bottom of the sea, up to the surface, impacting marine wildlife and tourism.   Both Stanev and Murray agree that more research on the evolution of the Black Sea’s layers is necessary. Continuing to study the Black Sea’s cold intermediate layer and its fluctuations will indicate whether climate change is behind the layer’s gradual disappearance. The new study suggests climate change is causing the intermediate layer to warm and change, but natural fluctuations could also be playing a role, according to the study’s authors. The Black Sea lies between the Balkans and Eastern Europe and receives water from many major European rivers. It also receives and loses water through the Bosporus Strait, which links the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. The Black Sea’s water stratification comes from the mixing of different water sources, creating water masses within the sea.  In the new study, Stanev and his colleagues charted the evolution of the Black Sea’s cold intermediate water mass for 14 years, comparing its progression with the region’s climate trends. They used battery-powered floats to measure the temperature, density and salinity from the sea surface down to 1000 meters (3281 feet) at various points throughout the seasons. They then compared the float data to surface air temperatures to see if there was a correlation between warmer winters and changes in the cold intermediate water mass’s temperature and salinity. It is difficult to study massive water masses in the oceans so scientists use regional water masses like those in the Black Sea to determine how climate change could be affecting oceanic masses. “They didn’t pay too much attention to the evolution of the water masses,” Stanev said.   WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Warmer winters are starting to alter the structure of the Black Sea, which could foreshadow how ocean compositions might shift from future climate change, according to new research. “We want to at least know what could happen under different global climate change scenarios,” said Emil Stanev, a physical oceanographer at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Center for Materials and Coastal Research in Geesthacht, Germany, and lead author of the new study. Studying changes in smaller water bodies like the Black Sea shows scientists how larger bodies of water might evolve in the future. The new study suggests what might happen to Earth’s oceans as the climate continues to warm, according to the researchers. Water masses, which exist in bodies of water around the globe, influence Earth’s climate and move nutrients around the world. Changes in oceanic masses’ composition could reshape global currents, affecting the planet’s climate and ecosystems. This intermediate layer has fluctuated in the past, but in the last 14 years its core temperature has warmed 0.7 degrees Celsius (1.26 degrees Fahrenheit). The blending of the cold intermediate layer with the other layers of water could enable the water masses from the deeper layers of the sea to eventually infiltrate the top layer, which would have unknown impacts on the sea’s marine life. Scientists previously studied the Black Sea’s cold intermediate layer, but they had not analyzed how it has changed over time. Water masses have distinct temperatures, salinities, and densities, usually identified by their horizontal and vertical positions in bodies of water. The Black Sea’s cold intermediate water mass’s depth varies depending on its distance from the shore. The mass separates low-saline surface water from the high-saline bottom water. Each of the sea’s water layers hosts specific organisms suited to its oceanographic conditions. Climate change might be warming the sea, but natural variability could also be responsible, according to James Murray, a chemical oceanographer at the University of Washington, who was not connected with the new study. Past research both by Murray and other scientists has shown the Black Sea’s water layers have cycled through warm and cool periods since the 1950s. However, the Black Sea’s cold intermediate layer has never been this warm, Murray added. A new study published in AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans analyzing water temperatures, density and salinity in the Black Sea from 2005 to 2019 finds warming winter weather is warming the middle water layer of the Black Sea, known as the cold intermediate layer, which exists between the oxygen-free bottom layer of the sea and the oxygenated top layer of water. This warming is causing the cold intermediate layer to mix with the other two layers of water, according to the new research. Written by Abigail Eisenstadt, AGU public information intern.last_img read more

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LAPS: Transgender 101, 201 Presentations Canceled

first_imgLAPS News:The Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico’s Transgender 101 presentation set for today, Monday, Dec. 2 and the Transgender 201 presentation set for Tuesday, Dec. 3 have been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.Presentations will be rescheduled in the spring with information released to the public once dates are set.LAPS apologizes for any inconvenience.Direct questions to Kristine Coblentz at 505.663.2263 or [email protected]last_img

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