Conference video highlights

first_img PM Harris’ tenure as CARICOM Chair ends Feb 14, 2020 Jul 3, 2019 CARICOM Heads to tackle wide-ranging agenda at Barbados… CARICOM Bureau holds meetingCARICOM Chairman, President Granger of Guyana  is hosting a meeting of the Bureau of the Conference, via video conference, from the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, Friday. The Bureau is a Sub-Committee of the Conference of Heads of Government, comprising the Incoming, Incumbent and Outgoing Chairpersons of…May 26, 2017In “CARICOM”Stirring opening to CARICOM Inter-Sessional – Video highlightsThe Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) opened Thursday morning at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana. Speakers at the Opening included CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque,  Prime Minister of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, and CARICOM Chairman and President of Guyana, HE…February 17, 2017In “Anguilla”CARICOM Heads hold Special SessionCARICOM Chairman, President David Granger of Guyana (centre) chairing a Special Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government via video conference Friday. He is joined at the Head Table in the Conference Room at the Headquarters of the CARICOM Secretariat, by Guyana’s Foreign Minister Hon. Carl Greenidge (r) and CARICOM Secretary-General…May 29, 2017In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp PM Mottley urges new oil producers not to abandon green… Feb 5, 2020 Heads of Government and Heads of Delegation make their way into caucus on Thursday 16 February, 2017 at the Pegasus Hotel, Georgetown, Guyana, on Day One of the Twenty-Eighth Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). (Video via PM Roosevelt Skerrit) Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM Heads of Government committed to competitive… You may be interested in… Mar 5, 2019last_img read more

President Moise announces new prime minister

first_img Mar 20, 2020 Haiti declares emergency over coronavirus, imposes curfew,… Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2019 Jan 28, 2019 CARICOM SG congratulates Haiti on 215th Independence… Haiti President congratulates tennis star, Naomi Osaka center_img President Moise hails Preval as ‘worthy son of Haiti’The Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) said Friday that  President Jovenel Moise has described former President Rene Preval as a “worthy son of Haiti”. He made the comment as he led the country in paying tribute to his predecessor who died on Friday at the age of 74. CMC said that…March 6, 2017In “CARICOM”Haiti names new prime ministerPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, Feb 23, CMC – President Jovenel Moise says he has appointed Dr. Jack Guy Lafontant , a professor of gastroenterology at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of the State University of Haiti (UEH) as the country’s new Prime Minister. He replaces Enex Jean-Charles, who submitted…February 24, 2017In “CARICOM”PM Holness Congratulates Haiti’s new Prime MinisterOPM, Kingston, Jamaica  –  Prime Minister Andrew Holness this afternoon expressed his congratulations to the Honourable Jean-Henry Céant on his appointment as Prime Minister of the Republic of Haiti. In his capacity as Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Mr Holness, in an official letter expressed CARICOM’s commitment to continued partnership with…September 20, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp (PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, CMC) – President Jovenel Moise Tuesday announced Jean Michel Lapin, who once served as a courier in the public administration, to be the new prime minister of this French-speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country. Lapin, who had been serving as acting prime minister ever since 93 of the 103 members of the Chamber of Deputies voted in favour of removing Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant, last month, was reportedly one of three person who had been considered for the permanent position. The others were attorney Majorie Alexandre Brunache, a former Consul General of Haiti in Boston and the daughter of President Boniface Alexandre, and Gabriel Fortuné, the Mayor of Les Cayes, a town in south west Haiti. Haiti Independence anniversary continues to be source of… You may be interested in… In a twitter message on Tuesday prior to leaving the country for a visit to panama, President Moise confirmed the appointment of Lapin, the former culture and communications minister, who was named acting prime minister on March 21. Lapin will now spend the next few days forming his government before going before the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate to be ratified with a vote on his political programme. Lapin is the third head of government under President Moise, since he came to office in February 2017. The installation of a new government is an International Monetary Fund (IMF) pre-requisite for the disbursement of the first tranche of a US$229 million loan to Haiti. In 2018, Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, had a record US$290 million deficit, while its national budget was estimated at US$1.8 billion. Political observers say that Lapin, a native of Jacmel, a port city in the southeast, is a relative unknown despite his years in the public administration and having served under the last four Haitian presidents. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

Improving teaching standards in Regional Education

first_img It was facilitated through a partnership with the CARICOM Secretariat, UNESCO and other stakeholders. Watch this video for highlights from that event. Jul 18, 2019 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Teaching standards important for accountability – Dr.… You may be interested in… Experts from the Caribbean and Latin America met in Guyana last week to review Standards for the Teaching Profession. The review was conducted as part of a series of consultation workshops being done in five regions internationally to acquire input from key education stakeholders including teachers, teacher organisations, education planners, teaching regulatory councils, teacher educators, and researchers. Participants will be asked to review and comment on a guidance framework and suggest ways in which it can be refined as well as recommend approaches for local adaptations. The consultations will also facilitate social dialogue to ensure that teachers and their organisations participate in the decision-making processes in the development and implementation of instruments that affect the profession. Regional Teaching Standards to be ReviewedExperts from the Caribbean and Latin America will examine Standards for the Teaching Profession at a consultation this week. The sessions will involve approximately 100 participants comprising teachers, representatives from teacher organisations, Ministry of Education representatives, academics, Parent-Teacher Association representatives, pre-service teachers, Teacher Trainees and Teacher Task Force regional focal points.…July 16, 2019In “Associate Member States”Teaching standards important for accountability – Dr. Douglas SlaterStandards for the teaching profession were important as they held both governments and practitioners accountable, CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, Dr. Douglas Slater said Wednesday. Dr. Slater was at the time addressing the opening of a two-day Regional Consultations on Developing Standards for the Teaching Profession in Latin…July 18, 2019In “Associate Member States”CARICOM Stakeholders review Curriculum of Regional Center for youngsters with special educational needsChildren, adolescents and youth with disabilities in Guyana are currently benefiting from a Regional Centre for their stimulation. The Regional Stimulation Center (RSC) performs the function of a disabilities/special education diagnostic facility as well as treatment centre and a training centre. The main objective of the Regional Center is to…November 12, 2019In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Timken Using Training, Expertise to Help Distributors Improve Service to Fleets

first_imgCANTON, Ohio — Timken this week said it continues to drive sales growth for its company and distributors by creating pull-through demand for Timken bearing products in the heavy-duty aftermarket. Training is a significant part of this growth strategy, according to Mark Stangl, Timken regional manager – heavy-duty aftermarket for the Western region.     “Part of our strategy is to provide comprehensive training throughout the entire channel, which gets us closer to distributors and end users,” said Stangl. “We start by systematically training our independent reps so they are extremely knowledgeable about the Timken products they sell – including proper installation, adjustment and maintenance procedures. In turn, they’re teaching what they’ve learned to our distributors.     “This approach enables reps and distributors to work together to provide greater product and technical training to fleet owners and operators. We’re confident that the more fleet maintenance personnel know about Timken, the more likely they are to specify the brand in their next order to the distributor.”        According to Joe Reder, regional sales manager at Point Spring & Driveshaft Co., which supplies medium- and heavy-duty truck parts to customers ranging from owner-operators to very large fleets, the strategy is paying off, with better results for everyone in the process. Reder is working with Clay Tice, an independent Timken rep, to train his countermen and customers.     “I’ve seen a marked improvement in Clay’s understanding of heavy-truck applications and Timken products,” said Reder. “He also has new technical skills to share with Point Spring’s countermen and is making more meaningful fleet calls with our outside sales team. The best part is the informative wheel-end training clinics Clay has been providing for professional technicians at the fleet locations.”     While Tice is helping Point Springs educate its customers on Timken technologies, Reder also credits Timken’s Stangl for providing inventory suggestions that are helping Point Spring adapt to new market trends and increase sales.     “We suggested different inventory levels based on industry trends in wheel-end technology, which include wide-single tires and pre-adjusted wheel-end designs,” said Stangl. “We recommended stocking Timken 454-Series wheel bearings for wide-single tires. We also suggested Timken Set-Right heavy-duty hub rebuild kits, which eliminate the need for manual bearing adjustment and make it easier for installers to achieve proper wheel bearing end-play.”     Both products are designed to help optimize bearing, seal and tire life for maximum truck uptime. For distributors like Point Springs, the products offer an opportunity to sell more value-added solutions to fleets.     “This is the kind of service and collaboration that makes us prefer Timken,” said Reder. “We have more than 150 suppliers, and we consider Timken among our key suppliers because of the value they’re bringing to the table.”     Timken wants to continue providing value for distributors and fleets with focused specialists and has promoted Dan Humphrey to Timken regional manager – heavy-duty aftermarket for the Eastern region. Humphrey joined Timken in May 2001 as a principal application engineer for heavy-truck wheel applications. Like Stangl, he will work with sales representatives and independent rep agencies to create “pull” demand from key heavy-truck fleets.       AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Legendary IMS Announcer Tom Carnegie Dies at 91

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – The mighty, thundering voice of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been silenced. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Tom Carnegie, the legendary chief announcer for the IMS Public Address system for an incredible 61 years, died Feb. 11 in the Indianapolis suburb of Zionsville. He was 91. Carnegie served as the public address announcer at the Speedway from 1946 to 2006. He called 61 Indianapolis 500s, 12 Brickyard 400s and six United States Grands Prix for millions of fans at IMS. Carnegie’s incredible baritone coined and developed such iconic phrases as, “AND HEEEEEEE’S ON IT!” “HEEEEEERE’S THE TIME AND SPEED REPORT!” and the classic “AAAAAAND, IT’S A NEEEEEW TRACK RECORD!” It is fair to say Carnegie probably deserves more credit than any other single human being for helping build the gigantic crowds that were drawn to the track for qualifications three and four decades ago. He developed his style through the mid-1950s and pretty much had it perfected by the early 1960s, bellowing the aforementioned phrases and others to the delight of the crowd. He enjoyed tantalizing the attentive throng by “telegraphing” a track record or a spectacular speed with setup lines like, “YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT!” or, in the case of a run in which the speeds were increasing with each lap, “AAAAAAND, IT’S STILL GOING UP!”Advertisement Born in Connecticut as the son of a Baptist minister, Carnegie grew up aspiring to be an actor. But those hopes were dashed when he was stricken with polio as a student in Missouri. He turned his attention instead to the broadcasting of sporting events, and his sense of the dramatic quickly came to the fore. After graduating from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., he landed a job in 1942 at radio station WOWO in Fort Wayne, Ind. Westinghouse in Pittsburgh owned WOWO and sister station WGL, and the station manager suggested the name Tom Carnegie would go well in the East since the name Carnegie was prominent in Pittsburgh. So Carl Kenagy – Carnegie’s birth name – became Tom Carnegie. Fate eventually led him to radio station WIRE in Indianapolis near the end of World War II. He also wrote sports columns for the Indianapolis Star. It was while he was “emceeing” at a vintage car concourse just days before the 1946 “500” that new track president Wilbur Shaw heard his work and invited him to assist with the public address on race day. Carnegie accepted and kept coming back for the next six decades.Advertisement Because of his sense of the dramatic, and the fact that it had not been possible for any spectator to see completely around the massive facility, he enjoyed toying with the imagination of the IMS crowd with lines like: “WHO WILL IT BE? WHO WILL IT BE?” Or on a relatively peaceful qualifying day, while waiting to see if a driver was or was not going to raise his hand for a qualifying run, “Let’s wait and watch,” with a little singsong rise and fall to the last word. This would likely be followed up by, “Heeeeere he comes,” delivered with an upward glissando for “here” and a two-note singsong for “comes.” Privately, Carnegie became somewhat saddened in the 1990s when virtually instant timing-and-scoring information became available to the public via computers, followed by the installation of large television screens around the track. He felt these innovations could lessen the mystique. “It’s theater,” he would philosophize, pointing up into the grandstands and then chuckling over the memories of some of his more famous calls from the days when the public was relying largely on his commentary.Advertisement Perhaps his favorite “call” came in the closing moments of the 1967 Indianapolis 500 when Parnelli Jones had to drop out with Andy Granatelli’s turbine after having led for much of the day, setting the stage for A.J. Foyt to become a three-time winner. Moments before Foyt was due to come through Turn 4 for the final time, a multi-car accident took place on the main straight, all but blocking the track. While cars were spinning in every direction – and, unknown to Carnegie, Foyt, with his incredible sixth sense, had already slowed – Carnegie was bellowing, “HE SHOULD BE COMING INTO SIGHT AT ANY MOMENT. WILL HE GET THROUGH? WILL HE GET THROUGH? WHERE IS HE? WHERE IS HE?” What followed was the triumphant, “THERE HE IS!!!” Carnegie never really wanted to quit. But he understandably found himself tiring more easily upon entering his 80s. Realizing that the dramatic finish to the 2006 “500” would be hard to top – Sam Hornish Jr. seemingly came out of nowhere to edge young Marco Andretti at the start/finish line – Carnegie decided to call it a career in June 2006. He would continue to come to the track as a visitor during event times and be besieged by race fans of all ages who wanted to share their memories and thank him for his contributions.Advertisement His contributions spread far beyond the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was covering qualifications for the inaugural Ontario (Calif.) 500 in 1970 for what was then WFBM-TV (now WRTV), of which he was the longtime sports director, when he was quickly pressed into service. Carnegie actually traveled the circuit for a couple of years after that, announcing all of the United States Auto Club national championship races. He was a real friend to USAC, as well as to the Speedway, never failing to show up for any kind of press announcement over a period of many years and always willing to interview a driver on camera about an upcoming race. He was eventually to be inducted into a variety of Halls of Fame, in the fields of both motor racing and broadcasting. The impact of Tom Carnegie has been immeasurable, and his work will never be forgotten. IndyCar released several statements today from its executives regarding memorializing Carnegie.   “It was truly an honor to meet a man that played such an important role in creating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500,” said Randy Bernard, CEO of IndyCar. “If there are two sayings that truly resonate with race fans around the world, it is ‘Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines’ and Mr. Carnegie’s iconic ‘It’s a new track record.’  His warm personality and booming voice will always be remembered as an important part of what made fans and competitors fall in the love with ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’  His enthusiasm for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the sport of Indy car racing will be greatly missed.”Advertisement Terry Angstadt, president of IndyCar’s Commercial Division, added, “What you remember, of course, is the voice. It is the Indy 500 to everyone. Those who have had the pleasure of knowing the man understand what an incredibly warm and endearing person he was. He was one of those special people that cross your path in life and I’m fortunate to have known him for more than a decade.” “Tom Carnegie was an institution at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and recognized around the world for his contributions to making it the world’s most famous course,” said Brian Barnhart, president of competition and operations at IndyCar. “His booming voice and signature ‘It’s a new track record’ will live on in the minds of all race fans. More importantly, he was a friend to hundreds of competitors who attempted to find their way into Victory Circle at the Speedway over the years. I’ll remember him as the essence of ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’ ”   Carnegie is survived by his wife, D.J., and children Blair, Charlotte and Robert.last_img read more

Celebration of Tom Carnegie’s Life Set for Today at IMS

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – A celebration of the life of longtime Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) public address announcer Tom Carnegie, who died Feb. 11 at age 91, is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. (ET) today at IMS. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The service will take place at the IMS Hall of Fame Museum and is open to the public. It will be streamed live at http://www.livestream.com/indianapolismotorspeedway. A variety of Carnegie’s friends and colleagues will share memories and stories of his incredible life and career. An area celebrating Carnegie’s life also will be available through Monday, Feb. 28 in the museum for fans to leave cards, notes and other tributes. Carnegie served as the public address announcer at IMS for 61 consecutive years, from 1946 to 2006. He called 61 Indianapolis 500’s, 12 Brickyard 400’s and six United States Grands Prix for millions of fans at IMS. He became a beloved figure in the state of Indiana and among motorsports fans worldwide, coining renowned phrases such as “Heeeeeee’s on it!” and “It’s a new … track … record!” that boomed over the Speedway’s public address system with the rich, instantly recognizable baritone of his voice. To read more about Carnegie’s life and career, click here.Advertisementlast_img read more

NWS: Today’s High Near 89; Tonight’s Low Around 60

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 89 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 60. Courtesy/NWSlast_img

BPU Ponders Solar Power Purchase Agreement Aug. 22

first_imgCOUNTY News: Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) staff will present the PPA at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the scheduled meeting in Council Chambers. If approved, the PPA will be forwarded to the Los Alamos County Council for consideration. Members of the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) will consider at the August meeting whether to approve a 1.32-megawatt (MW) solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) on the East Jemez Road landfill. The proposed 1.32-MW photovoltaic solar array would be installed adjacent to the existing 1MW array on the closed landfill owned by the Department of Energy and leased to Los Alamos County. Under the terms of the PPA, Los Alamos Solar II, LLC would deliver photovoltaic (PV) generated electricity to the DPU at a price of $0.0585 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for a 25-year term. Philo Shelton Utilities Manager points out that, “this proposed project will reduce about 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from being released into our atmosphere each year through fossil-fueled generation. Furthermore, by siting it on a landfill makes good use of otherwise unproductive land.”center_img The Los Alamos National Laboratory supports adding the project to the pooled electric generation resources in accordance with the Electric Coordination Agreement with the County. It is estimated that the new PV system would generate on average 2,250 MWh per year, which is approximately two percent of the County’s annual load. With a BPU-approved goal to be a carbon neutral electric provider by 2040, this project would bring the DPU one step closer. The Aug. 22 meeting is open to the public. Additional questions may be directed to the Customer Care Center at 505.662.8333 or CustomerCare@lacnm.us.last_img read more

Melanie Colgan On Candidacy For School Board

first_imgBy Melanie ColganLAPS School Board CandidateMy name is Melanie Colgan and I am running for the Los Alamos School Board in the 4th District, which includes Barranca and North Mesas.I have lived in Los Alamos with my husband, James, and our five children, for 16 years.During this time, my family and I have been fortunate to know and work with amazing teachers, coaches, parents and students. I want to continue to work with these outstanding people and improve our school district and community.I have a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (Auburn University) and a Masters of Science in Nursing Education (UNM). I have worked in Alabama, Colorado and New Mexico as a Critical Care Nurse.Since 2016 I have been the program coordinator and instructor for the UNM-Los Alamos Certified Nursing Assistant program. I am also an Assistant Nursing Professor at Northern New Mexico College. I feel my background in nursing and higher education will bring a unique perspective to the school board.As a local college professor, I know what knowledge and skills students need to succeed after they leave the Los Alamos school district.I also understand that not every student may attend a traditional four year university and plan to keep this in mind as I serve on the Board.  I want to share my time and talents to help improve our excellent school district. For years, I have volunteered in our community. I am a past PTO President at Barranca Elementary School. During my term, I started the tradition of our school’s biggest fundraiser, the Bobcat Bonanza.The funds raised at this annual event benefit students and teachers alike. I firmly believe that our teachers need and should receive as much financial and professional support as possible, so our students can continue to thrive in the classroom.   I have represented Barranca Elementary School on the Parent District Council. My husband and I actively volunteer in our children’s classrooms. I’m a member of Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2018.I am currently the secretary of the Barranca Mesa Pool Association. Since 2016, I have coached YMCA basketball and Los Alamos Little League Softball. I have served as a Girl Scout troop leader for many years. I am also a long time Sunday School teacher. I feel I really know and understand the issues of so many of our children, parents, and teachers because I have actively worked with them for so long. These issues are my issues, too!  I am running for the Los Alamos School Board because I know and understand many of the challenging issues that face our school district. The realities of a finite LAPS budget have been apparent to me ever since I served on the initial building planning committee of Barranca.As part of that committee, I learned a great deal about budgets and making difficult choices.Each time our building budget took a blow, I attended school board meetings to voice concerns and ensure all available funds were used to maximize the benefit to students, teachers, and staff at Barranca.I plan to work to secure support for the upcoming LA school bond. When on the LAPS bond committee in 2017, I worked to garner support for the bond, which passed easily. I hope to work for a similar outcome this Fall.I plan to use my professional, volunteer, and life experiences to benefit the Los Alamos School District.As a result of all these experiences, I believe I can represent different groups in the community and ensure that all have a voice in making educational and administrative decisions.As a school board member, I will be a conduit for the concerns and interests of teachers, parents, and students. I humbly ask for your vote in November.last_img read more

Obituary: Irene Paine Sept. 13, 2019

first_imgIRENE PAINE Sept. 13, 2019Irene Paine, 90, and half years old passed away the morning of Friday, September 13, 2019 with her children by her side.She called Espanola home. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to New Mexico when she was just 16.Before moving to Los Alamos, NM, she was one of only a few children chosen to sing at the funeral of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.She left a full paid scholarship to the Julliard School of music when her father came to work as a glass blower for the Manhattan project. Upon graduation from High School, Irene worked at Bell Telephone Company at Ashley Pond. While at the telephone company, she came to know many famous scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project such as Edward Teller, Robert Oppenheimer and Albert Einstein to name a few.After her tenure at the Los Alamos Telephone Company, she worked on ENIAC and MANIAC computers, which were the first tube type computers built in the world. Irene worked for the Los Alamos National Laboratory for over forty years and worked her way up from the world’s first computer to working with the very first ‘CRAY’ supercomputer.After retiring, she became a Certified Master Gardener and enjoyed her days in her garden.Irene is preceded in death by her father and mother Harry B. and Eleanore Wilhelm, brother Richard (Doris) Wilhelm, sister Marion Weiss and nephew James (Nina) Wilhelm.She raised five children in a one-bedroom adobe in La Puebla, NM. Irene will be missed by her five children, eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren and leaves behind her sons and daughters  Carter (Janette) Evans, Scott Evans, Kellie (Tim) Evans Rivera, Nick (Monica) Evans and Noël (Jerry) Hancock, grandchildren Michelle (Tom) Evans, Fiona (Alex) Vigdor, Jason Evans, Brooke Evans, Leigh (Ashley) Evans, Miranda Rivera, Hunter Hancock, Sydney Hancock, Logan Evans, Jordan Hancock, Piper Evans and great grandchildren Aiden, and Callum Gilbert, Stronner Vigdor, Madeline Evans and Mcalisdair Vigdor.A funeral service was held on Sunday, September 15th at Rivera’s Kiva Chapel of Light with interment to follow at Santa Fe Memorial Gardens.last_img read more