UN Secretary-General’s remarks at meeting with leaders of Caribbean…

first_img UN Summit on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sep 27, 2019 Sep 25, 2019 CARICOM Member States continue to be active on many prominent issues, including climate change, the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Financing for Development. …Your Governments have already taken significant steps to meet the vital challenges ahead, including through the adoption last July of the Strategic Plan for CARICOM over the next five years. I look forward to hearing your views in how to strengthen the already strong partnership between the United Nations and CARICOM to advance our common goals.” UN Secretary General Ban Ki -moon speaking to Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Leaders on the margins of the General Assembly debate at UN Headquarters, New York, September 27, 2014. Thank you for coming here today.I saw some of you earlier this month in Samoa. I wanted to also have the opportunity to meet with you at the outset of the General Debate.CARICOM Member States continue to be active on many prominent issues, including climate change, the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Financing for Development.During his year as General Assembly President, Ambassador John Ashe was a steadfast advocate for UN values and for CARICOM.And Ambassador Sandra Honoré has provided outstanding service as my Special Representative for Haiti and Head of MINUSTAH.I wish to take this opportunity to pay a special tribute to two visionary leaders of the Caribbean who passed away recently.The Honourable Arthur Robinson, former Prime Minister and President of Trinidad and Tobago, played a critical role in the establishment of the International Criminal Court.  Professor Norman Girvan, one of the most distinguished Caribbean scholars of his time, served as my Personal Representative.Both left an important legacy for the region and the world.I look forward to continuing to hear the voice of the Caribbean.An immediate challenge is how to integrate the particular vulnerabilities of the Caribbean into the Post-2015 Development Agenda, whilst retaining the focus on the remaining MDGs as well as the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway Outcome Document.Addressing social development needs and building economic and environmental resilience will be central to the implementation of sustainable development goals in the Caribbean.Your Governments have already taken significant steps to meet the vital challenges ahead, including through the adoption last July of the Strategic Plan for CARICOM over the next five years.I look forward to hearing your views on how to strengthen the already strong partnership between the United Nations and CARICOM to advance our common goals.Thank you. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonvia http://www.un.org/sg/statements/index.asp?nid=8069 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… CARICOM engagements on sidelines of the UN General Assembly center_img Oct 4, 2019 Oct 3, 2018 ‘Developed Countries Should Pay For Disasters Linked… Treat climate crisis with ‘greatest urgency’, Bahamas leader… UN SG lauds CARICOM leadership on global issues  As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and United Nations (UN) meet in New York, USA, to discuss how the international body can better support the Region’s strategic goals, UN Secretary-General, His Excellency António Guterres, has lauded CARICOM’s leadership on many pressing global issues. Speaking at the opening of the 9th…July 21, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”Slovenia, CARICOM forging closer relationsThe Republic of Slovenia and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are moving to further deepen relations. New Ambassador of Slovenia to CARICOM, His Excellency Stanislav Vidovič, in a ceremony for the presentation of his credentials to Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Wednesday, pointed to several areas for closer cooperation including sustainable development,…March 22, 2018In “General”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”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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Interim Festival Directorate meets this week on CARIFESTA

first_img It is expected that at the meeting, the IFD will be provided with an update on the preparations for CARIFESTA XIV which will be hosted in Trinidad and Tobago 16-25 August 2019, under the theme ‘The Tangible and Intangible – Connect, Share, Invest’. Among the topics to be discussed are Registration and Participation, Logistics, Venues and Accommodation, Promotion, Marketing and Revenue Streams and Artistic Components and Programming. Other specific components of the Festival that will be addressed include the Marketplace for the Arts, Youth Village, Symposium as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. So far, 19 countries have confirmed their attendance at this iconic festival of the arts: 16 Caribbean Member States and Associate Members, along with Canada, Venezuela and Curacao. CARIFESTA, first held in 1972, is the Caribbean Community’s premier art and culture festival. It’s main purpose, which was a mandate of the CARICOM Heads of Government, is to celebrate the arts, foster a vision of Caribbean unity while advancing Caribbean culture regionally and internationally. This roving event attracts artists and culture professionals from more than 30 countries in the Region and has been held 13 times across eight countries. Among the CARICOM Member States that have hosted this culturally iconic event are: Guyana (1972, 2008), Jamaica (1976), Barbados (1981, 2017), Trinidad and Tobago (1992, 1995, 2006), St. Kitts and Nevis (2000), Suriname (2003, 2013) and Haiti (2015). The Festival was held in Cuba in 1979. Oct 16, 2020 Related Posts The Interim Festival Directorate (IFD) – the body responsible for the planning of CARIFESTA along with the host country management team – is currently hosting its 17th meeting in Trinidad and Tobago. The meeting began on Monday morning at the Trinidad Hilton and Conference Centre in Port-of-Spain. As agreed in the CARIFESTA Host Country Agreement which was signed in December 2018, the IFD provides strategic direction and oversight of the Festival in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat and the Host Country. The IFD comprises representatives from the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC), the artistic community, the CARICOM Secretariat and specialists in areas such as media, intellectual property and marketing.   FLASHBACK: Delegates at the 16th IFD Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago Photo: Jeff Mayers FLASHBACK: Vaughn Walter, Delegate from Antigua and Barbuda at the 16th IFD Meeting Photo: Jeff Mayers FLASHBACK: Riane DeHaas Bledoeg, Deputy Programme Manager, Culture at the CARICOM Secretariat, Leela Ramotar, Former Staff Member at the CARICOM Secretariat and co-chair Dr. Hilary Brown, Programme Manager, Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat during the 16th IFD MeetingPhoto: Jeff Mayers FLASHBACK: Delegates engaging at the 16th IFD Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago Photo: Jeff Mayers FLASHBACK: One of the co-chairs of the 16th IFD meeting Susan Shurland, Deputy Permanent Secretary Ministry of Community Development Trinidad and Tobago consults with a member of her staff Photo:Jeff Mayers FLASHBACK: Delegates at the 16th IFD Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago Photo: Jeff Mayers FLASHBACK: Delegates at the 16th IFD Meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Trinidad and Tobago FLASHBACK: Co-chairs of the 16th IFD Meeting meeting Dr. Hilary Brown, and Ms. Susan Shurland pay keen attention as an intervention is made CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Oct 16, 2020 IFD Meeting in Trinidad and Tobago to prepare for CARIFESTA XIVThe sixteenth Interim Festival Directorate Meeting is currently underway at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre on Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The purpose of the meeting is to advance planning for the fourteenth staging of the Caribbean Festival of Arts in August 2019. The team is also discussing arrangements for…October 22, 2018In “CARICOM”IFD looks at venues to be used for CARIFESTA XIVThe Interim Festival Directorate (IFD) conducted a tour of venues that will be used during CARIFESTA XIV in Trinidad and Tobago, in just five months. CARIFESTA XIV will be held 16-25 August 2019, under the theme ‘The Tangible and Intangible – Connect, Share, Invest’. The Interim Festival Directorate (IFD) met on…March 27, 2019In “Associate Member States”CARIFESTA XIV preparations in full swingPreparations for the fourteenth hosting of CARIFESTA in Trinidad and Tobago are well underway. The sixteenth meeting of the Interim Festival Directorate (IFD) was convened at the Trinidad Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre where planning for CARIFESTA XIV was the main item on the agenda.   The IFD team also…October 23, 2018In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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Terry Shively Retires from Dana; Lee Murray Named New GM of Clevite Engine Parts

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Terry Shively, who retired this month, spent more than 35 years with Dana Corp. ANN ARBOR, MI — Dana’s Clevite Engine Parts Division has named Lee Murray, a 31-year Dana veteran as general manager. In this role, Murray will oversee all Clevite operations in North America. Murray replaces longtime Dana executive Terry Shively, who retired March 15. Shively’s Dana career spanned more than 35 years, during which he served in several key administrative, sales, marketing and product management positions. In 2004, Murray was named vice-president of marketing for the Clevite Division. This marked his return to the aftermarket after six years as director of OE sales for Dana’s North American Steering & Suspension business. Prior to that assignment, Murray’s 24 years in Dana’s aftermarket division included a variety of sales and marketing positions. He is also a member of the Automotive Sales Council. For more information about Clevite, go to: www.engineparts.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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Babcox Memorial Scholarship Winner Named

first_imgDeMoulpied 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. YUMA, Ariz. – The Automotive Management Institute (AMI), in conjunction with Babcox Media, announced Jeff McCloud, a technician with Express Auto/RV Care Center in Yuma, Ariz., as the recipient of the Tom B. Babcox Memorial Scholarship.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The scholarship recognizes a management-oriented member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) Mechanical Division. The recipient receives $1,000 to be applied toward expenses to attend educational sessions and view the latest repair technologies and equipment during the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS), Oct. 10-13, in Las Vegas. McCloud has worked in the automotive service industry for 14 years. He is an ASE-certified Master Technician and Advanced Engine Performance Specialist. He is currently working on completing the necessary requirements to earn the Institute’s Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM) designation.,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 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 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. last_img read more

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HSNW: First Responders Radiological Preparedness

first_imgFirst responders and emergency managers train on how to plan for the first minutes of a radiological dispersal device detonation response. Courtesy/HSNWHSNW News:A radiological dispersal device (RDD), or “dirty bomb,” detonation in a local jurisdiction will have significant consequences for public safety, responder health and critical infrastructure operations.First responders and emergency managers must quickly assess the hazard, issue protective action recommendations, triage and treat the injured, and secure the scene in support of the individuals, families and businesses in the impacted community.This is why, in 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) published guidance for first responders and emergency managers on how to plan for the first minutes of an RDD detonation response.S&T says that the Radiological Dispersal Device Response Guidance Planning for the First 100 Minutes is the result of years of scientific research and experimentation conducted by DOE laboratories – Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and Sandia National Laboratories – coupled with S&T NUSTL’s direct conversations with first responders about operationalizing and documenting the scientific recommendations. The Guidance includes five missions and ten tactics to address initial response efforts. It is intended to be engaging and easy to use, allowing communities to plug in their specific assets, agencies and response protocols.“The Guidance provides emergency planners and first responders across the nation with a playbook of best practices to start from in planning for a RDD detonation response,” said S&T NUSTL Program Manager Ben Stevenson.Now that the Guidance is published, S&T’s NUSTL is leading efforts to make it accessible to the responder communities who will need to incorporate it into their planning efforts and to state and federal partners that will support the response.Animating the guidanceTo support responder understanding of the missions and tactics described in the RDD Response Guidance, S&T’s NUSTL worked with DOE’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to animate the missions and tactics.Source: Homeland Security News Wirelast_img read more

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Concepto Tambor And Sol Connection Perform At Secret City Summer Concert At Ashley Pond Pavilion Friday

first_imgConcepto Tambor headlines summer concert Friday night at Ashley Pond Pavilion. Courtesy/FaceBook SUMMER CONCERT News:The 2019 Los Alamos Secret City Summer Concert Series welcomes Concepto Tambor and Sol Connection Friday at Ashley Pond Pavilion for the 10th concert in the 2019 series.Concepto Tambor blends Afro-Latin /Brazilian grooves, hip-hop, a call and response style of singing / ­chanting with a rock-n-roll attitude and energetic performance. The band has shared the stage with internationally known artists such as Lila Downs, Los Mocosos, Buju Banton, Quetzal, John Trudell, War and B Side Players. After becoming one of Albuquerque’s most popular acts, the band moved to Long Beach, Calif. in early 2009, and returned back home to Albuquerque in 2016 with a new worldly flavor.Sol Connection is the opening band performer. Fresh. Fun. Amazing. That’s how the audience describes Sol Connection’s upbeat world music. Danceable originals and a few tasty covers keeps the audience asking for more. Positive crowd response gets the band invited back to play at venues and private parties again and again. The fusion of pop, ska, and Latin beats in a high-energy, positive package is playful and entertaining. Songs in English, Spanish and Portuguese accompanied with accordion, melodic, guitar, bass, drums and percussion make for an engaging, memorable experience. The band sounds like a combination of Talking Heads, Manu Chao, the Police, Annie Lennox and Los Lobos.The Youth Performance for Friday’s concert features Los Alamos Jazz Project.“It’s going to be a night of dancing and fun,” Sancre Productions spokeswoman Monica Griego said. “Sancre Productions is excited to be bring the Latin world fusion sounds of Concepto Tambor and Sol Connection to the 2019 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series Lineup.” As its 10th concert in the series, the Sancre Productions team is working in tandem with various Los Alamos County Departments to ensure public safety, ADA accommodations, free parking and shuttle services and a diverse offering of Food Truck Vendors. The Youth Performance by Los Alamos Jazz Project starts at 6 p.m., Sol Connection will perform at 6:30 p.m. and Concepto Tambor will perform at 8 p.m. The New Mexico Craft Distillery Garden will offer craft cocktails and beer from Rolling Still Distillery Bros., Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op. and Santa Fe Brewing Company.To learn more about Concepto Tambor visit: www.facebook.com/pg/CONCEPTOTAMBORTo learn more about Sol Connection, visit: www.solconnectionband.comTo learn more about Los Alamos Jazz Project, visit: www.losalamosjazzproject.comConnect with the concert series at: www.SecretCitySummerConcerts.comFind the series on Facebook under @SecretCitySummerConcertSeries and on Instagram using @secretcitysummerconcertseries.last_img read more

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DEA; FDA Issue Warning To Four Website Operators

first_imgThe DEA and FDA urge these operators to immediately cease offering for sale drugs in violation of federal law to U.S. consumers. Website operators have 15 days to notify DEA and FDA of corrective action and remedial steps taken to address violations and prevent their recurrence. Failure to address violations may result in legal action. DEA News: Opioid addiction and abuse have created an immense public health crisis with a staggering death toll. In 2017, there were 47,600 opioid overdose victims in the United States, which accounted for nearly 70 percent of all drug overdose deaths. According to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, there are currently tens of thousands of illicit online pharmacies. Given the severity of the opioid epidemic, the easy availability of opioids via the internet poses significant risks to U.S. consumers. Preventing rogue online pharmacies from further flooding our communities with opioids is critical to protecting the American public from harm. This is the first time the agencies have issued such letters jointly. Combined, these website operators run 10 websites engaged in illegal activity. WASHINGTON, D.C. ― The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have issued warning letters to four website owners of rogue online pharmacies offering to distribute or dispense controlled substances, including opioids, and advertising their sale in violation of federal law. “As the FDA works to forcefully tackle the opioid crisis on all fronts, we cannot allow rogue online pharmacies to continue to fuel the crisis by illegally offering opioids for sale and circumventing the important safeguards that have been put in place for opioids to help protect the public health,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless, M.D. “Today’s effort is also noteworthy because, while the FDA partners regularly with the DEA, this is the first time we have issued joint warning letters with them. We remain committed to using all available regulatory and enforcement tools to stop the illicit flow of opioids online.” “Issuing these warning letters is not only an effort to deter the availability of dangerous illegal opioids, but it is also a testament to the close cooperation between DEA and FDA,” Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon said. “We will continue to attack organizations that facilitate the sale of dangerous drugs, putting profit over public safety.” The U.S. Department of Justice’s Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section attorneys assigned to DEA’s Special Operations Division and Policy Unit provided substantial assistance in drafting the warning letters sent to these websites. The website owners receiving the letters are Divyata, Euphoria Healthcare Pvt Ltd., JCM Dropship and Meds4U.last_img read more

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SFNF Fuelwood Permit Sales At Pueblo Of Jemez Welcome Center Saturdays Only In November

first_imgPermits are also available at all SFNF offices, including Forest Headquarters in Santa Fe. The nonrefundable fuelwood permits are for personal use only and may be purchased for $20 for five cords with a maximum of 15 cords per household per year. Customers may purchase permits by check, credit/debit card or cash through Dec. 31, 2019. Permit purchasers will receive load tags, a fuelwood cutting map and guidelines for harvesting the wood. Permits and other products may be purchased at the Jemez Ranger Station at 051 Woodsy Lane in Jemez Springs off N.M. 4, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Credit cards are accepted only until 4 p.m.) Customers may want to call the Jemez District Office at 575.289.3535 to check availability of the permits. “We know how important fuelwood is to many of our communities, and the ability to buy a permit on the weekend is a big plus for many of our customers,” District Ranger Brian Riley said. “That’s why we are making an effort to keep the Welcome Center staffed on Saturdays. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to return to our normal hours by the first weekend in December.” SANTA FE ― Sales of Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) fuelwood permits and other Forest Service products at the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center, also known as the Walatowa Visitor Center, will be limited to Saturdays only for the month of November.center_img Normally, the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center, located at 7413 N.M. 4 on Jemez Pueblo, has a Forest Service employee onsite Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays seasonally to sell permits and provide visitors with information about the forest. Due to a staffing issue, the SFNF is able to staff the Pueblo of Jemez Welcome Center on Saturdays only this month. SFNF News:last_img read more

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New Mexico’s First Workforce Native American Summit Held With 14 Pueblos And Tribes In Attendance

first_imgThe Summit provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about workforce development programs delivered through Tribes and Pueblos as well as Identify opportunities for engagement and partnership to leverage resources, tools, and funding to increase services and support for Native American job seekers and businesses. NMDWS News: Attendees discussed plans for strategies and actions to improve communication and collaboration, including training for Tribes and Pueblos on NMDWS tools, such as Career Solutions (www.nmcareersolutions.com), Why I Work (www.dws.state.nm.us/whyiwork), and the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System (www.jobs.state.nm.us). Customized training will also be developed on case management skills, to improve intake, assessment and planning co-enrollment of individuals to fully support individual training plans career readiness and exploration with Native American youth. The customized training will including development of quality internships, work based learning experiences and summer youth employment Inclusion of Native American Programs in State and Local Plans.   The Summit took place Nov. 14 with more than 50 individuals in attendance at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Moving forward from this initial summit, Invitations will be extended to include Native American program representation in Local Area Workforce Development Boards. Quarterly informational meetings also will be scheduled that include training on resources and tools. “Governor Lujan Grisham is committed to building an economy that works for everyone,” NMDWS Secretary Bill McCamley said. “The Native American Summit was a pivotal first step in bringing everyone together to discuss workforce needs for our Tribes and Pueblos, and how we can work together to provide the best possible services and resources to job seekers in those communities.” ALBUQUERQUE ― For the first time in the state’s history, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) hosted the first Native American Workforce Summit with 14 Pueblos and Tribes in attendance that receive Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding. “The summit provided New Mexico’s Nations, Tribes, and Pueblos a great opportunity to come together and learn how to better support Native American job seekers and Native-owned businesses,” IAD Secretary Lynn Trujillo said. “Thank you to Secretary McCamley and the Department of Workforce Solutions for all of the great work they are doing to support and train job seekers and businesses to become self-sufficient and advance their careers.”last_img read more

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