CARICOM, Norway strengthening already good relations

first_img Sep 28, 2020 CARICOM integration journey a standard bearer: Secretary-General LaRocqueIn setting the tone for the 40th CARICOM Heads of Government Summit which opened in Saint Lucia on Wednesday, 3 July, Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, said that CARICOM’s journey is recognised as the standard bearer by other developing countries seeking to build their own regional integration arrangements. “From across the…July 4, 2019In “Associate Member States”CARICOM, Serbia formalise diplomatic relationsThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Serbia on Wednesday formalised diplomatic relations with the first Ambassador accredited to CARICOM from the south eastern European country. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, accepted the credentials of His Excellency Djerdj Matković at a simple ceremony at the Headquarters of the CARICOM…January 11, 2017In “CARICOM”Colombia willing to participate in CARIFESTAColombia’s new Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Wednesday said her country would make every effort to participate in the Caribbean mega festival of arts, CARIFESTA XIV, scheduled for August 16-25 in Trinidad and Tobago. Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque extended the invitation to Her Excellency Martha Pinilla, as he…June 12, 2019In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 1, 2020 On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… Oct 15, 2020 Describing 2018 as an eventful year in CARICOM-Norway relations, Ambassador Mollestad said engagements between CARICOM and Norway in May, July and September demonstrated the many interests and values they shared.Norway’s Minister for International Cooperation, Mr. Nikolai Astrup and CARICOM Foreign Ministers held discussions in the Bahamas in May. Ambassador Mollestad herself participated in the Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in July, in Jamaica. Plenipotentiary Representative of the Kingdom of Norway to CARICOM, Her Excellency Ingrid Mollestad presents her Letter of Credence to Secretary-General of CARICOM, Amb. Irwin LaRocque. More recently, on the sidelines of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, CARICOM Foreign Ministers, the Secretary-General, and the Assistant Secretary-General for Foreign and Community Relations had discussions with the Nordic countries at an annual breakfast engagement which was graced with the presence of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. Ambassador Mollestad said the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the CARICOM Foreign Ministers and Norway in 2016, provided an excellent framework for further work in areas in which her country had keen interests including climate change, climate adaptation and resilience, clean and healthy oceans and the blue economy. In that context, Ambassador LaRocque noted that the Community welcomed the structured review of the regional fisheries sector aimed at strengthening capacity. He said CARICOM also appreciated the comprehensive marine survey of the Region to be undertaken by a Norwegian Research Vessel. In addition, he said the establishment of a High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, aimed at promoting science-based decision-making in the fields of ocean economy and ocean management, was of great relevance to CARICOM, an integration movement of mainly small states with large marine territories. “Balancing our development aspirations with our desire to be more respectful of our marine, and land, environment is a major priority for CARICOM,” he said, expressing appreciation for this kind of cooperation from “friendly countries such as the Kingdom of Norway.” (L-R) CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, Amb. Colin Granderson, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Kingdom of Norway to CARICOM, Her Excellency Ingrid Mollestad and Secretary-General of CARICOM, Amb. Irwin LaRocque He said the Community welcomed the statement in New York by Norway’s Foreign Minister that the Nordic countries supported the removal of the GDP criteria, in respect of Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) for small, middle-income countries which had been affected by natural disasters. This follows on the statement by Minister Astrup, in May, when he told CARICOM Foreign Ministers that Norway’s official position was that graduated countries should be eligible for ODA when their economic base was ruined by a catastrophe. Noting that concessional financing should not hinge on a disaster, Secretary-General LaRocque said CARICOM proposed that “per capita income criteria should not apply in instances where countries are seeking to invest in building resilience to climate change before a disaster occurs.” He added that discussions on this matter were ongoing this week during the meetings of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD and called on the support of Norway and other Nordic countries which were members of the DAC. “Excellency, we seek the strongest support from the international community, as we seek to build our resilience, and to advocate for the realisation of appropriate international policies. Policies that would allow for the achievement of a balance in the provision of financial, human and institutional resources for mitigation and adaptation actions. I feel confident that Norway would lend its support and influence in the relevant international fora to aid our cause,” Ambassador LaRocque told the new envoy. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday accredited the first Ambassador of Norway to CARICOM. Ambassador LaRocque noted that the appointment strengthened “already good” relations and signalled a new chapter in a long-standing friendship with the Kingdom of Norway. Her Excellency Ingrid Mollestad presented her Letter of Credence to the Secretary-General at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, 16 October, 2018.center_img Oct 7, 2020 Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… You may be interested in… OAS-Chile Partnership Programme Announces Full Scholarships… last_img read more

Grenada minimum pension – 70% of last salary – CARICOM Business News

first_imgCaribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act gets US Senate nod – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM-Business-2-October-2020DownloadOctober 5, 2020In “Agriculture”EU removes Belize from its tax haven blacklist – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business 8 November 2019November 12, 2019In “Agriculture”CARICOM Heads at G7 – see CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business 8 JuneJune 11, 2018In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Guyana Waives Banking Fees for Rest of 2020 – CARICOM… Suriname unifies exchange rate: CARICOM BUSINESS Oct 12, 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Sep 28, 2020 Please see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business, January 18, 2019 CARICOM Business, January 18, 2019 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… LIAT to Resume Operations in November? – CARICOM… Barbados Gov’t Still on Track to Meet IMF targets –… You may be interested in… Aug 25, 2020last_img read more

BorgWarner Appoints Thomas Stallkamp to Board of Directors

first_imgAUBURN HILLS, MI — Thomas Stallkamp has been appointed to the BorgWarner Board of Directors. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Stallkamp is an Industrial Partner with Ripplewood Holdings, LLC, a private equity firm in New York, and is founder and principal of Collaborative Management, LLC, a private business consulting firm. From 2000 to 2004, he was CEO of MSX International, a business outsourcing firm. Prior to becoming vice chairman of DaimlerChrysler Corp. in 1999, Stallkamp was its president and a member of its board of management. During close to 20 years at Chrysler, he helped lead the company to new stability and growth in the uncommonly competitive automotive industry. Stallkamp holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial management and economics and a master’s degree in business administration from Miami University (Ohio). He currently serves on the boards of Baxter International, Inc., MSX International, and Honsel International Technologies. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees at Babson College in Boston. He lives in Birmingham, MI. For more information about BorgWarner, go to: . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Modine Announces Retirement of James Rulseh; Thomas Cromwell Named to Succeed Rulseh as Regional Vice President – Americas

first_imgRACINE, Wis. — Modine Manufacturing Co. has announced that James Rulseh, regional vice president, Americas, has decided to take early retirement. His last day of active employment will be Jan. 31. After that date, Rulseh will serve as a special assistant to the CEO for a period of time. Rulseh has been with the company for 31 years. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In his role as Regional Vice President, Rulseh has had responsibility for all Modine Original Equipment operations in North America and South America. He has directed a major reorganization of Modine’s North American business, instituted process and productivity improvements, overseen product launches and worked closely with key customers. As Regional Vice President – Asia, Rulseh spearheaded Modine’s move into that region and helped establish manufacturing facilities in China and India. “We are grateful to Jim for his long and exemplary service to Modine and the leadership he has brought to our company,” said Thomas Burke, Modine president and chief executive officer. “Jim has been a mainstay of our management team and has been instrumental in our growth on a global basis. We wish him and his family well in the future.” Rulseh is a member of the board of directors of Woodward Governor Co. and Proliance International. Thomas Cromwell has been appointed to succeed Rulseh as regional vice president – Americas effective Feb. 1. Cromwell is currently vice president of Modine’s Commercial Products Group. In his new position, his immediate focus will be on implementing the reorganization announced late last year and continuing to drive process and productivity improvements throughout those businesses. Cromwell’s successor in the Commercial Products Group will be named at a later date. Advertisement As head of the Commercial Products Group, Cromwell has overseen the return to profitable growth in that business, which sells a variety of gas, steam/hot water, oil and electric heaters; heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; chillers; and other products to commercial and residential customers worldwide. Since joining Modine in 1992, Cromwell has served in numerous operations and management positions, including automotive operations manager in Europe, general manager of Modine’s European Heavy Duty business, general manager of Electronics Cooling and managing director of the Commercial Products Group. In addition to his experience at Modine, Cromwell spent four years with Tomkins PLC as vice president of Operations in that company’s Air Systems Components Group. Cromwell has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville and is finishing his master of business administration at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.last_img read more

Michelin’s Michel Rollier Will Retire in May

first_imgFrom Tire Review/Tyres & Accessories In February 2011, Michel Rollier announced he didn’t intend to complete his current term of office as managing general partner and chairman of Groupe Michelin, as he would be 72 years old when his tenure ended. Rollier, now 67, has decided to retire from his current role this year and set Michelin’s annual meeting on May 11 as his last official duty. If shareholders agree, Jean-Dominique Senard, who was elected non-general managing partner in May 2007 and managing general partner last May, will succeed him as chairman. The choice of Senard as successor in the role of managing general partner was proposed by Rollier and accepted by shareholders at the 2011 annual meeting. Senard’s current term of office, which began on May 13, 2011, will last four years and is renewable. “Jean-Dominique Senard was elected managing general partner last May, and since then we’ve worked together to prepare my succession,” stated Rollier. “The transition is now complete and the time has come to pass him the reins. Michelin is in fine shape and geared up to meet that many challenges that are sure to arise in our new phase of assertive growth underway since 2011. I know that Jean-Dominique will be an excellent chairman and that he will continue to proudly express Michelin’s values and ambitions. He has my full and absolute confidence.” AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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

Tiny Light Box Opens New Doors Into Nanoworld

first_imgUsing a tiny box, built from stacked atomically thin material, they have succeeded in creating a type of feedback loop in which light and matter become one. The discovery, which was recently published in Nature Nanotechnology, opens up new possibilities in the world of nanophotonics. “We have succeeded in demonstrating that stacked atomically thin materials can be nanostructured into tiny optical resonators, which is of great interest for photonics applications. Since this is a new way of using the material, we are calling this ‘TMDC nanophotonics’. I am certain that this research field has a bright future,” says Timur Shegai, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at Chalmers and one of the authors of the article. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a completely new way of capturing, amplifying and linking light to matter at the nanolevel. Photonics is concerned with various means of using light. Fibre-optic communication is an example of photonics, as is the technology behind photodetectors and solar cells. When the photonic components are so small that they are measured in nanometres, this is called nanophotonics. In order to push the boundaries of what is possible in this tiny format, progress in fundamental research is crucial. The innovative ‘light box’ of the Chalmers researchers makes the alternations between light and matter take place so rapidly that it is no longer possible to distinguish between the two states. Light and matter become one. “We have created a hybrid consisting of equal parts of light and matter. The concept opens completely new doors in both fundamental research and applied nanophotonics and there is a great deal of scientific interest in this,” says Ruggero Verre, a researcher in the Department of Physics at Chalmers and one of the authors of the scientific article. The discovery came about when Verre and his departmental colleagues Timur Shegai, Denis Baranov, Battulga Munkhbat and Mikael Käll combined two different concepts in an innovative way. Mikael Käll’s research team is working on what are known as nanoantennas, which can capture and amplify light in the most efficient way. Timur Shegai’s team is conducting research into a certain type of atomically thin two-dimensional material known as TMDC material, which resembles graphene. It was by combining the antenna concept with stacked two-dimensional material that the new possibilities were created. Read the scientific article Transition metal dichalcogenide nanodisks as high-index dielectric Mie nanoresonators in Nature Nanotechnology. The researchers used a well-known TMDC material – tungsten disulphide – but in a new way. By creating a tiny resonance box – much like the sound box on a guitar – they were able to make the light and matter interact inside it. The resonance box ensures that the light is captured and bounces round in a certain ‘tone’ inside the material, thus ensuring that the light energy can be efficiently transferred to the electrons of the TMDC material and back again. It could be said that the light energy oscillates between the two states – light waves and matter – while it is captured and amplified inside the box. The researchers have succeeded in combining light and matter extremely efficiently in a single particle with a diameter of only 100 nanometres, or 0.00001 centimetres. This all-in-one solution is an unexpected advance in fundamental research, but can hopefully also contribute to more compact and cost-effective solutions in applied photonics. Chalmers University of Technology News: Using a box of stacked atomically thin layers of tungsten disulphide, Chalmers researchers have succeeded in creating a type of feedback loop in which light and matter become one. Courtesy/Denis Baranov/Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technologylast_img read more

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NMFO: ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ Concludes Principal Photography In New Mexico Locations

first_img“More and more productions are finding that New Mexico is a state with a talented industry workforce, diverse locations and the best financial incentives in the country,” said Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes of the Economic Development Department. “We are honored that ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ had such a positive experience in the state and was able to provide jobs to more than 600 New Mexicans.” “As always, I’m thrilled when a production makes use of so much of our beautiful landscape in rural areas,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said. “New Mexico is wide open for film business, and we continue to be the premiere destination for any and all Western pictures.” “In our story the setting itself is a character, and once we started scouting our locations — from the Santa Clara Pueblo to the Jemez Mountains and the wooded foothills of the Manzanos — we knew that New Mexico would provide the rugged scope that this story demands,” said Sheridan. “I am especially pleased the producers of ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ were able to take advantage of New Mexico’s many remote and scenic locations, including Santa Clara Pueblo,” added New Mexico Film Office Director Todd Christensen. “We are hearing from more producers who want to see locations in New Mexico and learn more about our new film and television production rebates.” “Those Who Wish Me Dead” is a female-driven neo-Western set against a wildfire in the Montana wilderness. The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan (“Wind River”; screenwriter “Hell or High Water,” “Sicario”), from his screenplay based on Michael Kortya’s bestselling novel, previously adapted by Charles Leavitt and Michael Koryta. Sheridan is producing with Garrett Basch, Steven Zaillian, and BRON Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert (“The Mule,” “Tully,” “Fences”) and Kevin Turen (“All is Lost,” “Arbitrage”). Executive Producers include Jason Cloth (“The Mule,” “A Simple Favor,” “Fences”) of Creative Wealth Media, Kathryn Dean and Michael Friedman (TV’s “Yellowstone”). Creative Wealth Media is co-financing the project with New Line Cinema, while Warner Bros. Pictures is handling marketing and distribution.center_img Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie (“Girl, Interrupted,” “Maleficent,” “Salt,” “Changeling”) leads the film’s acclaimed ensemble cast including Nicholas Hoult (“Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Favourite”), Jon Bernthal (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Baby Driver,” TV’s “The Walking Dead”), Tyler Perry (the “Madea” franchise, “Vice,” “Gone Girl”), Aidan Gillen (TV’s “Game of Thrones,” “Bohemian Rhapsody”), Medina Senghore (“Blindspot”), Finn Little (“Storm Boy”), and Jake Weber (TV’s “Homeland” and “13 Reasons Why”). SANTA FE ― New Mexico Film Office Director Todd Christensen announced that the feature “Those Who Wish Me Dead,” produced by Film Rites and BRON Studios, has concluded principal photography on locations thoughout New Mexico. NMFO News: During principal photography the production employed approximately 675 New Mexico residents among its cast and crew. The project shot on locations in and around Bernalillo, Torrance, Sandoval, and Rio Arriba counties, including Santa Clara Pueblo.last_img read more

Chevel Shepherd Has Arrived In Los Alamos!

first_imgSinger Chevel Shepherd arrived in Los Alamos this morning. The 17 year old was the Season 15 winner of The Voice. She will take the stage at 8 p.m. today at the Ashley Pond Pavilion as part of the Secret City Summer Concert Series. In addition to Shepherd, the show will feature singer-songwriter Eryn Bent as well as Gabriella Salazar, a 14 year old native Taoseña. Salazar will perform at 6 p.m. and Bent will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comDespite being hours before the start of the concert, the lawn around Ashley Pond is already covered by camping chairs and blankets as people stake their spot for the big show tonight. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comEmployees with Santa Fe Audio and Visual set up for the big show. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comEmployees with Santa Fe Audio and Visual set up for the big show. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comA scene from behind the curtain at the Ashley Pond pavilion. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

Lauritzen: Life After 50 … So Much To Do!

first_imgBy BERNADETTE LAURITZENExecutive DirectorLARSOI have a face for radio and a heart for fundraising! When I was a young radio intern, I worked the overnight shift, until a new young student came in the door. I don’t recall his name, but he was an adorable, red-haired, freckle faced, high school student, who always said he had a face for radio, and it stuck with me ever since.I do have a heart for fundraising, relationship building and promotion, too. There is never enough time in the day to talk about all of the good that takes place. Here are just a few items in store for the month of September, at your local senior centers and with our community partners.On Friday, Sept. 6, we will be starting, “Senior Singles.” The idea began after a suggestion at our monthly gathering called, Baked Goods with Bernadette. The idea isn’t to set people up to look for love, but to add to our plans of fun, friendship and fellowship. If you are 50 and up, we invite you to stop by for an ice breaker or two, a chance to make some suggestions and to hear about our first venture. This Friday will be held at the Los Alamos center 11-11:30 a.m., or you can email me with questions, suggestions and to get our first gathering location. I am at [email protected] Saturday, the annual House of Hope, Tea and Fashion Show, will be held at Trinity on the Hill, Episcopal Church. The tea starts at 2:30 p.m. and the show begins at 3 p.m. The church is located at 3900 Trinity Drive and you can call the church office to see if tickets are still available at 505.662.5107. There will be a silent auction and volunteers may still be needed to assist. You can check out their website at The funds will be used to build homes in Juarez, during the month of February. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids.The White Rock Senior Center has a veritable plethora of events, during National Senior Center Month. Sept. 19, Beverly and Martin Cooper will present Canada and Chef Michael Mason will prepare a wonderful meal for just $10, but a RSVP is a must. The menu includes; Montreal Smoked Roast Beef, Poutine (French Fries with Cheese curd and brown gravy), and Nanaimo Bars, a delight that consists of Chocolate, Vanilla, Coconut, and Graham Crackers.The senior centers also have free equipment you can borrow, just for asking. We have wheelchairs, canes, walkers, rollators (a wheeled walker with a seat), crutches, bedside toilets, shower chairs, knee scooters, gait belts, transfer boards and more. You don’t even have to be a member, stop by or call 505.661.0081 to check for availability.Check out our website for daily, weekly and monthly events, request our newsletter and more. This holiday weekend, we underwent some major website changes, so come have a look: click here.last_img read more