CARICOM’s issues ‘not in a bad place’ as COP 21 enters home…

first_img Suriname President encourages Region to diversify economic… Feb 12, 2016 Mar 10, 2016 You may be interested in… Chairman of the CARICOM Task Force on Climate Change and Minister of Sustainable Development in St. Lucia Dr. Jimmy Fletcher gives a status update on CARICOM Negotiations at COP 21,  three days to the release of an outcome document on Friday 11, December. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM Ministers to push Region’s positions on key Climate Change issues – COP 21 VideoCARICOM Sustainable Development Ministers joined their negotiators in France Monday for the critical final week of negotiations at COP 21. Following a week of intense negotiations by the region’s technical team, the Ministers will take the process forward with equally intense political negotiations which they hope would lead to, among…December 7, 2015In “CARICOM”Task force on climate change meets in Saint LuciaCASTRIES, St. Lucia, Apr 21, CMC – The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Task Force on Climate Change meets here on Tuesday ahead of the May 9 summit in Martinique to be attended by French President Francois Hollande. The meeting here is being convened by the Belize based Caribbean Community Climate Change…April 21, 2015In “CARICOM”CARICOM reiterates commitment to implementation of COP 21 AgreementCaribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders have agreed to maintain the diplomatic engagement at international levels in support of the 1.5°C goal coming out of the COP 21 Agreement signed in Paris, France, last year. Prime Minister of Belize and Chairman of the Community, the Hon Dean Barrow, referred to the commitment…February 18, 2016In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp CARICOM Climate Change Ministers meet to chart way forward Feb 12, 2016 CARICOM, Australia strengthen ties After successful COP 21 CARICOM Climate Change Ministers… Jul 5, 2016last_img read more

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ASA Names New Vice President of Communications, New Manager of Web Operations

first_imgBEDFORD, TX — Angie Wilson has been named the Automotive Service Association’s (ASA) new vice president of communications. She replaces Ken Roberts, who has left the position to pursue opportunities in another industry, according to ASA. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Wilson joined ASA’s communications department in 1994 and most recently served as editor of AutoInc., the association’s monthly magazine. As vice president of communications, Wilson will oversee the communications department and its various functions, including print and electronic publications. Responsibilities will include overseeing the production of AutoInc., the official publication of ASA; acting as spokesperson for the association; conducting industry and consumer media relations; and reviewing all ASA communications before distribution. ASA has also promoted Colby Horton to manager of Web operations. Horton joined ASA’s communications department in 2000 and was instrumental in the development of ASA’s current Web presence, including major redesigns of the ASA, AutoInc. and Automotive Management Institute (AMI) Web sites. Horton was also responsible for the creation of the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) Web site. As manager of Web operations, Horton will develop and implement various Web initiatives, manage the association’s four Web sites and several other ASA affiliate Web sites and develop an overall Web strategy for the association. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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First Fleet Names Alexander Popov Vice President, Fleet Services

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FL — First Fleet Corp., a national provider of asset management, financial and operational support to the nation’s private truck fleets, has announced the appointment of international transportation and logistics industry veteran Alexander Popov as vice president, fleet services. During his career, which spans the transportation, solid waste disposal and fleet management industries, Popov has worked with the largest fleets in these fields. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In his new position, he will oversee the fleet services and purchasing operations for the corporation, while expanding on the functions of the company’s growing business platform. His mandate is to provide market intelligence and insight on technical and equipment issues to First Fleet’s senior management. Popov is also charged with developing an ongoing system to track customer fleet usage and utilization statistics. In addition, he will oversee First Fleet’s 18-month fuel study, currently in progress. “Alex brings a multifaceted, international background in transportation, engineering, fleet operations and a sharp financial acumen to First Fleet. He will have a positive impact on all aspects of our business, providing valuable information and strategic counsel to our management and sales teams,” said John Flynn, president and CEO, First Fleet Corp. Prior to joining First Fleet, Popov was vice president, logistics for Waste Management, Inc. in Houston, where he directed rebuilding the company’s fleet services and logistics operations. Previously, in Miami, he was corporate director, field maintenance processes for Ryder Transportation Systems. Before that, he served as industrial engineering manager for the Americas Division of United Parcel Service, where he directed a strategic corporate service initiative to penetrate Latin America. Advertisement He received an M.B.A. in finance from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Roosevelt University, Chicago. Popov’s work was published and recognized for the 2004 MIT-Edelman Award. He is a member of the Industrial Engineering Society, Technology & Maintenance Council, Council of Logistics Management and INFORMS. To learn more about First Fleet Corp., go to: www.firstfleet.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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CSK Announces Completion of CEO Transition and Appointment of Executive Vice President, Merchandising

first_imgPHOENIX — CSK Auto Corp. has announced that it filed its remaining fiscal 2006 periodic SEC reports. As previously planned, upon the filing of the remaining fiscal 2006 reports, current Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Maynard Jenkins who is retired from the company and Lawrence Mondry assumed the president and CEO positions. They were also appointed to the company’s board of directors. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Charles Marquis, the company’s lead director, has been appointed to the position of chairman of the board. The company also announced the appointment of Brian Woods to the position of executive vice president, merchandising. Most recently, Woods served as executive vice president and general merchandising manager of CompUSA from Oct. 2003 to Feb. 2007. He has also served in a variety of executive and management positions with CompUSA including vice president of technology services, senior director of technical services and director of service project management, a position responsible for building CompUSA’s national account commercial business. Mondry said, “Brian has a proven ability to develop and mobilize a team to quickly analyze key business drivers and develop strategies to grow the bottom line. Brian’s addition to the company will strengthen our senior management team and bring a fresh yet experienced perspective to CSK.” For more information on CSK, go to: http://www.cskauto.com/.last_img read more

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PPG Names Giga Vice President, Strategic Planning and Treasurer, Edvardsson Promoted to Assistant Treasurer

first_imgPITTSBURGH — PPG Industries has named Aziz Giga, vice president, strategic planning, to the post of vice president, strategic planning and treasurer, and appointed Kim Edvardsson, director, global treasury, as assistant treasurer reporting to Giga. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Giga adds responsibility for global oversight of the corporate treasury department to his strategic planning leadership. He reports to William Hernandez, senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer, who had been serving as PPG’s treasurer since March 2007. He will continue to serve on the PPG Operating Committee. Giga joined PPG in 1977 as a planning analyst in the Pittsburgh chemicals group and was named director of corporate planning in 1988; assistant treasurer, global finance, in 1992; and controller/director, planning and development, chemicals, in 1995. In 1997, Giga became director, strategic planning, and was elected vice president in 2000. A native of Kenya, Giga is a graduate of Makerere University in Uganda and holds a doctorate in chemistry from Brandeis University as well as a master of business administration degree from the University of Chicago. Edvardsson joined PPG in 2002 as director, financial analysis, in the corporate controller function and was named director, global treasury, in the corporate treasury function in 2005. Prior to joining PPG, she was manager, corporate reporting and financial policy, for CBS (formerly Westinghouse Electric Corp.), and served in domestic and international assignments with KPMG. Edvardsson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Advertisement For more information about PPG, visit: www.ppg.com.last_img read more

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AMN Careers: National Sales Manager

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.  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. 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.  An internationally recognized aftermarket chemical company is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to oversee and grow our national accounts. This individual will work closely with the company’s Sales VP in developing and expanding the company’s national account base. The chosen candidate needs to have a strong commercial as well as retail focus in both the DIFM and DIY market segments. Strong background in the automotive chemical marketplace highly desirable.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement To find out more about this job opportunity and to apply, see the full listing from AMN Careers.,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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

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NMG&F Transports Los Alamos Bear To Chama

first_imgThis bear has been spotted all over Quemazon lately and took its final refreshing bath today in a water feature at a residence on Corona before New Mexico Game & Fish captured it and transported it to a new home in Chama. Photo by Rich Cramerlast_img

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NOAA Satellite Image Of Hurricane Dorian Eye Over Bahamas Early Today

first_imgNOAA GEOS Public Domain satellite image of Hurricane Dorian, eye over the Bahamas early this morning, Sept. 2, 2019, enhancement and preparation by David A. Ponton, wildearthlight.comlast_img

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NMEDD Announces New Members Of Technology Research Collaborative Board

first_imgThe TRC was formalized in 2003, with the goal of promoting technology commercialization in New Mexico, increasing high-paying jobs and diversifying the economy. SANTA FE – The New Mexico Economic Development Department’s (NMEDD) Science and Technology Division has named new board members for the Technology Research Collaborative (TRC). NMEDD News: John Sarrao – Deputy Director Science, Technology, and Engineering Los Alamos National LaboratorySusan Seestrom – Associate Director Sandia National LaboratoriesMyrriah Tomar – TRC Board administrator/chair, Director of the Office of Science and Technology at NMEDDPeter Anselmo – Director Office of Innovation Commercialization, New Mexico TechJohn Chavez – President New Mexico AngelsJon Clark – Deputy Secretary New Mexico Economic Development DepartmentJohn Floros – President New Mexico State UniversityMark Johnson – CEO & Co-Founder Descartes LabsLisa Kuuttila – CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer at STC.UNMGabe Mounce – Director Air Force Space Accelerator, Air Force Research LabMark Popovich – President and CEO 3D Glass Solutions, Inc. In Fiscal Year 2020, the TRC will serve as mentors to science & technology businesses in New Mexico. The board’s short-term goals include leveraging its expertise to assist businesses applying for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Matching Grants and developing a Five-Year Science & Technology Plan for the State of New Mexico.center_img The volunteer board members represent a broad range of expertise: “We’ve gathered some of the best minds in New Mexico to look at the science and technology business sectors in the state. We need to be on a path that boosts growth and jobs in these areas,” Alicia J. Keyes said. Additionally, the TRC has goals specific to the 2020 Legislature:Secure TRC funding;Allow impact investing in early-stage science and technology businesses with SBIR Matching Grants; and Collaborate with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories on evaluating Technology Readiness Gross Receipts Tax Credit and Program (TRGR) proposals for commercial readiness.last_img read more

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Los Alamos Family Eyecare Invites Community To Day Of Eye Health Lectures Friday Oct. 25

first_imgLos Alamos Family Eyecare News:Los Alamos Family Eyecare invites the community to a day of education and information, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at 800 Trinity Dr. Ste B … RSVP to 505.662.9681.  “Preserving Vision for a Lifetime through Nutrition” is a day of eye health lectures by Stephen Porpora from Eyepromise. He will discuss ways to enhance and protect vision for a lifetime.There will be door prizes, free gifts and refreshments during the event.Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) by QuantifEye has become the industry standard for assessing the health of your macula and your risk for age related eye disease. Free MPOD screenings will be offered after every session.Schedule:10-11 a.m. – Can We Reverse the Course of Macular Degeneration?noon-1 p.m. – The Diabetes Epidemic and What You Can Do About It.2-3 p.m. – What’s New for Dry Eye?last_img read more

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