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, 2019
By 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.
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Gary Peterson, head of engineering and technology development, Energy Solutions for Linde North America, has been named the Linde voting member of the newly formed Natural Gas Technology Committee of the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). The committee was recently organized to develop safety standards related to compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG).Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. The CGA, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, is an industry organization dedicated to the development and promotion of safety standards and safe practices in the industrial gases industry.“The use of natural gas as a transportation and high horsepower fuel has been growing rapidly over the past several years,” said Peterson. “As a result, we need to address recommendations specific to its safe handling and distribution. And the CGA, with its expertise in developing standards for liquid and compressed industrial gases, is perfectly suited to develop standards for natural gas, which is similar in many ways to other industrial gases. I’m looking forward to being a part of this essential committee.”Laura Brumsey, director of Operations and Administration for CGA, said “The new committee will address unique topics related to CNG and LNG. Its scope includes cryogenic and non-cryogenic equipment and procedures related to the conditioning, compression/liquefaction, storage, distribution, and usage of CNG and LNG.”[mappress]LNG World News Staff, August 30, 2013
The Fraunhofer IWES is building an oil sensor test stand in Bremerhaven, in order to better suit oil sensors to requirements of wind farm operators.Wind turbines are being increasingly equipped with oil sensors, which monitor the condition of the gearboxes. So called oil condition monitoring is based on sensors detecting existing damage through the ageing condition of gearbox oil and then reporting this to operators before the component breaks down. To achieve this, oil sensors are required, which detect reliably so that false reports, leading to unnecessary and costly maintenance operations, can be avoided.“The operational conditions in gearbox oil-circuits for varying installation environments can be simulated here,“ explains Dr. Claus Kupferschmidt, leader of the entire DegradO project at IWES.“Furthermore, degrees of gearbox oil ageing under changing operational conditions and with regard to contaminating pollutants such as wear debris, water and dust can also be simulated,“ continues Kupferschmidt. The focus of the tests are reliability, measuring accuracy and oil sensor operational capability under the effects of influences such as particles, water or air in the oil. The aim of the project is to provide standardized oil sensor testing for industry.IWES project partners are the Institute of Machine and Vehicle Technology at the TU Munich which carry out oil ageing, the Zahnräder und Getriebe GmbH (ZG) which are constructing the test stand and the Bremen Institute of Measurement Technology, Automation and Quality Science (BIMAQ).It is expected that the oil test stand will be completed in the IWES “Technical Laboratory” in September. The first tests on oil sensors made by various producers will then be carried out.[mappress]Press release, February 10, 2014; Image: HUSUM Wind | Messe Husum & Congress
The contract includes options on five further B777 freighters. The new B747-8F equipment will be used to progressively replace Cathay Pacific’s older, smaller and less fuel-efficient B747-400 freighter fleet. The new additions will bring the airline’s B747-8F fleet to 13. It also operates six B747-400 freighters, six B747-400ER (extended range) freighters, and one B747-400BCF (Boeing converted freighter).www.boeing.com www.cathaypacific.com
The government has poured cold water on European Commission proposals for an optional common European sales law. In a response to a call for evidence published today, it describes the commission’s plan as ‘an unbalanced proposal which is overly complex, introduces confusion and legal uncertainty and is unclear on how it interacts with other relevant EU laws’. According to the response, the measure was strongly opposed by the legal community. ‘The majority of legal respondents said that they would not use, or recommend the use’ of a new law. ‘There was felt to be a fundamental problem in creating a distinct law for the sale and supply of goods and services, separate from other contractual procedures. Respondents argued this would only lead to uncertainty and incoherence. ‘Jurisprudence in the area would also take years and perhaps decades to establish, creating an additional burden on the UK’s judicial system and on the court of justice of the European Union. This would lead to significant delays and expense in the resolution of disputes and interim uncertainty regarding the interpretation of the law.’ In May this year, the Law Society described the sales law proposal as unnecessary and unlikely to support an increase in trade. The UK response, from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, and the Scottish and Northern Ireland governments, said that the UK supported ‘an ambitious approach to the harmonisation of consumer law to support the retail single market. We continue to think that this is more likely to deliver the commission’s aims than a new, voluntary contract law’.
Destination Country is proud to announce that Nashville star Charles Esten will be our first fan experience artist!On Thursday 12th March at lunchtime in London at a top secret location, we’ll be hosting an exclusive fan event where you can meet Charles, ask him a question during a special Q&A and get your photo taken with him!<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>There are only 10 pairs of tickets up for grabs for this exclusive event and to be in with a chance of winning, you need to head over to the Destination Country Instagram or Twitter accounts to enter.Make sure you check out the terms and conditions before you enter and good luck!Even if you’re not a winner, don’t forget to head on over to the Destination Country merch store now to get your hands on exclusive merchandise – including T-shirts, sweatshirts and phonecases.
Big is Beautiful in Cote D’Ivoire Photo courtesy: Bakary Keita – TwitterCote d’Ivoire’s government has ordered the demolition of informal settlement structures near the country’s main airport in Abidjan.Tens of thousands of people live in the area, but the government says their homes were put up illegally and pose a safety risk.The eviction comes a few weeks after the death of a child aged around 10 years, who was found in the undercarriage of a plane that had arrived in Paris from Abidjan.The incident prompted questions regarding the state of security in Cote d’Ivoire’s main airport.The death of the Ivorian boy came as Kenyan authorities are still locked in a quest to identify another stowaway whose body fell from a Kenya Airways flight as it prepared to land at London’s Heathrow Airport.Related Deadly crashes erupt in Cote d’Ivoire Utilizing technology in classrooms in Cote d’Ivoire
LocalNews Judge orders trial into President’s nomination to proceed by: – February 22, 2013 Share President Eluid Williams (file photo)Justice Lionel Jones has dismissed an application by attorneys representing Prime Minister Skerrit to strike out a challenge into President Eluid Williams’ nomination, and has ruled that the case should proceed to trail.Leader of the Opposition, Hector John filed a claim in the High Court alleging that the manner in which President Williams was nominated was in breach of the Constitution, as there was no formal letter of resignation from the former president Dr Nicholas Liverpool.Senior Counsel Alick Lawrence, who represents the Prime Minister, filed an application that Mr. John’s challenge should be struck out.His application were based on the grounds that the challenge “discloses no reasonable cause of action, is frivolous, vexatious and an abuse of the process of the Court; and or is barred by virtue of the provisions of Section 22 and in particular 22 (5) and Section 103 (1) of the Constitution and or the privileges and immunities of the Parliament”.Justice Jones who read the last page of his 12-paged judgment on Friday, February 22nd at the High Court of Justice in Roseau, said that after “careful consideration to the arguments” and authorities his ruling is that the case should proceed to trial.Justice Lionel Jones is from Trinidad and Tobago. Phtoo credit: legacy.guardian.co.tt“The framers of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica never intended that the election of the President, the Head of State should become entangled in controversy,” he said.“This case involves a dispute in a matter in which the rules were laid down by the Constitution and as such the Court as guardian of the Constitution must be the final arbiter. In this case the evidence which is so far not disputed raises in my view a number of issues that need further elucidation,” hence his ruling that the case proceeds. Some of those issues which he noted need further explanation are;a) “Whether there was in this case consultation as contemplated by the Constitutionb) Can the procedure under Section 19 of the Constitution for the election of a President be commenced in circumstances where a vacancy does not exist?c) How does the doctrine of necessity fit into the constitutional arrangements for the election of a President be commenced in circumstances where a vacancy does not exist?how does the doctrine of necessity fit into the constitutional arrangements for the election of a President in circumstances where the Constitution itself contemplates a short time lapse between the departing of the sitting President and the arrival of his successor.d) Is the election of the President an internal parliamentary matter in which the courts cannot interfere?”Senior Counsel Alick Lawrence who is assisted by attorneys Lennox Lawrence and Tameka Hyacinth, made an application immediately after Justice Jones read his ruling, for leave to appeal. He was granted leave to appeal.Justice Jones also ordered that the Prime Minister files a response to Mr. John’s challenge within 6 weeks. Mr. John must then file a response thereafter within 21 days.The matter adjourned sine die meaning without date.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! 13 Views no discussions