Scenes from the Heads of Government Meeting You may be interested in… Nov 9, 2017 Coordinated approach necessary to manage external relations… “The MOU itself is usually followed by more concrete arrangements between the relevant sectors, it is not by itself a binding instrument,” he stated. Minister Greenidge said the MOU and Framework Agreement that will be signed are no different from any other, reminding that under the previous government an MOU was signed with Trinidad in 1999. “It was a ten-year MOU, it was signed and no riot occurred, no sector was destroyed, there was no apocalypse and I am sure this will not happen on this occasion either and the same thing applies to the MOU in relation to the Belt and Road Project,” Minister Greenidge added. In response to a question posed by the media, Minister Greenidge said the agreement between Trinidad and Venezuela, which has laid claims to Guyana’s territory, has no implications for Guyana, boundary-wise. The location of Venezuela’s Dragon oil Field and Trinidad’s Hibiscus Field, which form the subject of the agreement between those two countries, Minister Greenidge pointed out, “lies well north of any areas that have been the subject of any controversy.” Notwithstanding the relationship between Trinidad and Venezuela, commercial and otherwise, the minister does not believe this will hinder Guyana’s relation with Trinidad. Further, Minister Greenidge said the magnitude of resources Guyana possesses is enough to satisfy the commercial interest of all its neighbours and potential partners. He expressed that “you [Guyana] have enough in terms of volume, in terms of the range of resources so that means we have the opportunity for collaborating with others without somehow being constrained.” By: Stacy Carmichael – DPI Guyana Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… President Granger accepts resignation of four MPs who hold… The Government of Guyana, within the coming days, will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and a Framework Agreement with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago for mutual cooperation in a number of areas. This was today announced by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, during a press conference. In light of the recent misinterpretations in sections of the media, the minister clarified that MOUs, are statements of intent, which deal with general principles and understanding that the countries will collaborate on general trade matters or to establish a platform on which cooperation will be undertaken. Sep 28, 2018 Feb 27, 2018 Prime Minister Rowley and President Granger Sign Energy MOU(Office of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago) Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley and President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana His Excellency Brigadier David Granger signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Sector Cooperation today Wednesday 19 September, 2018 (at State House, Georgetown, Guyana). Prime Minister…September 19, 2018In “Business”Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados Sign Energy MOUOPM, Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr the Hon. Keith Rowley and Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon Mia Mottley witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two countries today (Saturday 24 August, 2019) in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Hon.…August 24, 2019In “Barbados”Neighbours partner for oil spill readiness(Guyana Chronicle) GUYANA is working along with Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname for the development of a Technical Working Group and other agreements for a clear plan of action on oil spill readiness. This was relayed by Senior Foreign Service Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Donnette Streete on…September 17, 2019In “Business”Share this on WhatsApp Apr 3, 2019 UNGA – Statement by Guyana’s Vice-President Carl…
CARICOM SG congratulates re-elected Premier of Bermuda Oct 9, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… New Haitian Ambassador to CARICOM accredited Aug 29, 2020 You may be interested in… Sep 16, 2020 The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Mexican States on Wednesday reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen decades-old ties. Relations between the two parties, which was formalized in 1974 with the Agreement establishing the CARICOM-Mexico Joint Commission, was reinforced on 30 October 2019 with the accreditation of His Excellency Jose Omar Hurtado Contreras, new Ambassador of Mexico to CARICOM. In his remarks during a brief ceremony at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat, Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said that the Agreement has been the framework through which Mexico has supported regional development in a number of areas. CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on its 58th… Oct 6, 2020 Mexico has strengthened capacity by offering training courses to CARICOM nationals in agriculture, transportation, disaster management, education, climate change, trade and investment, and tourism. CARICOM Member States have benefitted from Mexico’s Infrastructure Fund for MesoAmerican and Caribbean Countries which has financed the building and restoring of roads, bridges and health facilities, as well as building capacity in utilities. Noting that this support has been highly appreciated, he lauded Mexico’s generous assistance to the countries that were devastated by hurricanes in recent times. “Your ready response was another indication of the solidarity we share,” Secretary-General LaRocque said. He told the new Ambassador that CARICOM is looking forward to Mexico’s continuing advocacy of the concerns of Small Island and Low-Lying Coastal Developing States (SIDs) in the international area on issues including access to concessional financing for development needs. “CARICOM greatly appreciates Mexico’s understanding of the challenges facing our Member States. We welcome Mexico’s willingness to advocate on issues of utmost importance to us and other SIDS, and to reflect CARICOM’s concerns at the level of the G20, the OECD, the World Bank and the IMF,” Secretary-General LaRocque said. The newly accredited envoy said international cooperation, particularly towards Latin America and the Caribbean, occupies “an important place” in his country’s foreign policy. “…there is much interest in developing the links between Mexico and CARICOM, in areas such as institutional strengthening, public health, climate change, security and organized crime,” Ambassador Contreras stated. Reaffirming that his country is “open to exploring issues in which our experience can help the welfare of CARICOM member countries,” he said Mexico’s objective is to “contribute to the development of sister countries, enhance regional integration, competitiveness and even development.” The CARICOM Secretary-General noted that common interest between the two parties have been reflected both at the regional and hemispheric levels in the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and the Organisation of American States (OAS). “Ambassador, the value that your country places on multilateralism, respect for international law and international cooperation is well known. The Caribbean Community shares the importance your country places on the fundamental international principles of non-interference in the internal affairs of states, non-intervention and prohibition of the threat or use of force,” Ambassador LaRocque told the new Mexican envoy. In that regard, he referenced the establishment of the Montevideo Mechanism in which Mexico played a key role in collaboration with Uruguay and the CARICOM good offices group. “Promoting and facilitating a peaceful internal resolution to the crisis in Venezuela in accordance with the constitution of the country, the rule of law and democracy remains the desired objective of the Mechanism,” the CARICOM Secretary-General stated. CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 CARICOM values close, friendly relations with Mexico – President-elect toldThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) expressed deep appreciation for Mexico’s longstanding readiness to collaborate, as it extended congratulations to President-Elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador on his landslide victory in the country’s 1 July 2018 Presidential elections. “CARICOM attaches great value to the close and friendly relationship that it has forged with…July 13, 2018In “CARICOM”CARICOM and Mexico agree to strengthen ties in disaster risk management; other critical areasCARICOM and Mexico, which both recently suffered devastating natural disasters, have agreed to strengthen cooperation in disaster risk management. The agreement forms part of a Joint Declaration issued at the end of the Fourth CARICOM-Mexico Summit held in Belize on Wednesday 25 October 2017 under the joint chairmanship of CARICOM…October 26, 2017In “General”No Plan B for Climate ChangeClimate Change and sustainable development “are vital issues for the planet” according to Belgian Ambassador Guy Sevrin. “There is no plan B for Climate Change,” the Ambassador said in his remarks as he presented his credentials as his country’s Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Wednesday to Secretary-General Ambassador…October 7, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp
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. AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Continental Automotive has appointed Brad Jackson as director of communications for its NAFTA Region. Jackson comes to the company with more than 20 years of experience in communications, nearly 15 of which have been spent within the automotive sector.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In his new position with Continental, Jackson will join the marketing and communications team, reporting to Kathryn Blackwell, vice president, marketing and communications, NAFTA. Jackson will be responsible for overseeing media relations within the NAFTA Region. He joins Continental from Centra, a trucking and transportation company headquartered in Warren, Mich., where he was the vice president of corporate affairs. In that position, his responsibilities included managing internal and external communications and government relations. Within the automotive industry, Jackson has spent time with both General Motors and Delphi Corp., where he also held the position of director of communications. He also has worked within the health care industry, leading communication operations for Select Care and Trinity Senior Living Communities. Jackson received his bachelor of arts degree in English from Michigan State University.,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. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement
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. 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. KENOSHA, Wis. — Snap-on’s board of directors has appointed Henry Knueppel as a director, effective Sept. 1. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Knueppel has served as chairman of Regal Beloit Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors, mechanical and electrical motion controls and power generation products, since April 2006. Since joining Regal Beloit in 1979, he has held various positions with increasing responsibility, including serving as its CEO from 2005 until April 2011, and as its president and chief operating officer from 2002 to 2005. Knueppel also serves as a director of Harsco Corp., a diversified, multinational provider of industrial services and engineered products. “Snap-on is pleased to welcome Henry Knueppel to our board of directors,” said W. Dudley Lehman, Snap-on director and chair of the corporate governance and nominating committee. “Henry has extensive experience in the industrial arena and has demonstrated many years of continuing business success. We look forward to him being a valuable member of the Snap-on team.” Knueppel’s appointment increases the size of the board to 12 members. Knueppel will be put forward as a nominee for shareholder ratification and election at Snap-on’s 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.,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. 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
“Following the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing will formalize a joint venture focused on engine R&D and the establishment of a common Chevrolet engine specification,” the organizations announced in a joint statement. “While our two championship-winning organizations will collaborate on research and development, our respective engine shop operations will continue to function independently as they currently do. We look forward to working together to fully leverage the knowledge and intellectual property of our two successful programs to advance Chevrolet’s engine for NASCAR.” Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing have confirmed that the two teams will combine forces to establish one common Chevrolet engine specification. In doing so, Chevrolet joins manufacturers Ford and Toyota in streamlining engine building to one supplier. For more information, visit nascar.com. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement INDIANAPOLIS – Daniel Louks, who had been an assistant engineer for the No. 5 KV Racing Technology-Lotus driven by Takuma Sato, has joined the IndyCar sanctioning body as an engine support engineer. He’ll be tasked with checking engine manufacturer compliance with the series’ rules and ECU status, among other duties. Louks also will oversee the application of a new torque sensor for the 2012 season, which will keep track of power levels between the three engine manufacturers.,From Engine Builder.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Both Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing (via ECR Engines) have developed powerful engine programs over the years. Engines produced by the two have earned a combined 39 NASCAR national series championships, including 20 at the Cup Series level. Additionally, Chevrolet race cars fielded by the two organizations have won a combined 369 NASCAR Cup Series points-paying events.
Other accurate predictors are:Ted Romero at 54 seconds off and also the fastest finisher on the 3 mile course at 23:36;Mark Bjorklund with a 64 second difference;Jacqueline Nolan was 144 seconds off; and Lynn Bjorklund recorded a 214 second differential.Accurate predictors on the 1 mile course:Logan Nolan, 9, was the top finisher with a time of 9:17; andLily Nolen, 7, was the first female at 16:31.Top female in 3 mile course:Sanna Sevanto recording a 25:56.Next week’s race is 6 p.m. Tuesday, on the trail in White Rock located 2.7 miles from the junction of N.M. 4 and Pajarito Road on N.M. 4 west toward Bandelier National Monument or approximately 10.3 miles from the Back Gate on N.M. 4 headed east. 1 and 3 mile trail runs will be available. Runners wait for the rain to ease for the weekly pace race Tuesday at East Park. Courtesy photoWaiting for the race to begin. Courtesy photoACRR News:Libby Nolen, 12, is the top predictor in the weekly pace race held Tuesday at rainy East Park with a 52 second differential from her predicted time. For more information call 505.672.1639 or visit www.atomicrunners.com.
COUNTY News:Los Alamos County’s “Cone Zone” reports, which are published Friday afternoons via email, on the County webpage and through news releases with updates about roadwork coming up the following week, is being suspended until further notice. The suspension is being put into place temporarily because of limited County staffing and resources focused on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. News media will still receive information from the New Mexico Department of Transportation or other contractors if there are changes in road construction such as a change in traffic patterns or detours.
COVID-19 diagnoses in New Mexico. The bars show the number of new diagnoses versus day, and the line shows the seven-day average. Created by Eli Ben-Naim
The Civil Air Patrol marked its 100th and 101st save Aug. 4, when CAP’s National Cell Phone Forensics Team provided a high-priority area to focus search efforts for two lost hikers. Courtesy/Civil Air Patrol CIVIL AIR PATROL News:MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – For the fourth consecutive fiscal year, Civil Air Patrol has passed the century mark in lives saved, as credited by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center.CAP, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, conducts approximately 90 percent of all search operations within the United States as assigned by the AFRCC.The 100th and 101st save occurred Aug. 4, when CAP’s National Cell Phone Forensics Team provided the Wyoming Joint Operations Center with a high-priority area to focus search efforts for two lost hikers in Big Horn County. Using cell phone forensic information gathered by the team early that morning, local searchers found the hikers alive and returned them to safety later in the morning.“And with that, we moved to 101 lives saved to date in fiscal year 2020,” said John Desmarais, CAP’s director of operations, who said the two saves related to cell phone forensics were typical of most of those credited to CAP in recent years. “More than 90 percent of our saves occur with the support of the cell phone team using technology that Civil Air patrol created using source data provided cellular carriers.”CAP totaled 158 saves in fiscal 2018, a new record for lives saved in a fiscal year. In 2019 and 2017, CAP was credited with 117 and 110 saves, respectively, by the AFRCC.“What especially makes Civil Air Patrol a strong Total Force partner is how they complement the efforts of the other partners to serve our country,” said Maj. Gen. Bryan Radliff, reserve advisor to the commander, First Air Force, Air Forces Northern. “Closely aligning resources to the mission requirements and maintaining operational readiness — even during the COVID pandemic — is something we rely on and CAP delivers.”Desmarais said the 100-plus saves trend over the past four years reflects CAP’s continuous advances in technology and training in one of the Air Force auxiliary’s primary missions — emergency services.Since its inception in late 1941, Civil Air Patrol has traditionally performed search and rescue missions by operating the world’s largest fleet of single engine piston-powered aircraft to search for missing people and overdue aircraft. More recently, it is CAP’s innovative technology, like cell phone forensics and radar analysis, that have enabled the organization to be even more efficient. Saves resulted from a wide variety of search scenarios that included plane crash survivors, missing persons, lost or injured hikers in remote locations, stranded boaters offshore, and more.“Our technology has evolved as we have adapted and developed our tools and our training to make performing search and rescue and other emergency services missions more efficient,” Desmarais said. “Leveraging tools like cellphone forensics and radar analysis make it faster and easier to help find people and planes, even in situations where it is not possible to launch one of our aircraft due to poor flying conditions, remote locations or other factors.”Saving lives never gets old, as every successful CAP search and rescue mission is celebrated with an alert from Desmarais to the organization’s national command team.The alerts always elicit a response from members of the team, as was the case following this past week’s rescue in Wyoming, “This is outstanding in every way,” said Chief Master Sgt. Robert M. Dandridge, CAP’s national command chief. “Over a hundred saved lives and counting … with many thankful and happy families reunited. Great outcome, CAP.”About Civil Air PatrolEstablished in 1941, Civil Air Patrol is the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such is a member of its Total Force. In its auxiliary role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 single-engine Cessna aircraft and 1,550 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and performs about 90% of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center. Often using innovative cellphone forensics and radar analysis software, CAP was credited by the AFRCC with saving 110 lives in fiscal 2019. CAP’s 66,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. As a nonprofit organization, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace education using national academic standards-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. Members also serve as mentors to over 28,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. One of the premier public service organizations in America, CAP benefits the nation with an estimated economic impact of $209 million annually. Visit www.CAP.News or www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.
Overall COVID-19 risk by state. The nonprofit organization Covid Act Now monitors daily diagnoses, infection rates, testing positivity, ICU headroom, and contacts traced in each state. The overall COVID-19 risk is based on these five metrics. map/mapchart.net. Source: covidactnow.org. Created by Eli Ben-Naim