CARICOM SG’s social media interaction with youths a success

first_img You may be interested in… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… The initiative was organised and executed by the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors with leadership from Vice Dean for Communications, Kishore Shallow, and support from former CYA from Jamaica, Dwayne Gutzmer. Vice Dean for Regional Initiatives, Sade Jemmott, and CYA from Barbados Mosiah Hoyte also played a crucial role in organising the event. The audience at the social media interaction i Bridgetown, Barbados on Monday evening. The Secretary General, in responding to the questions raised by the participants said that entrepreneurship was indeed the life-jacket for CARICOM’s economic survival. He said entrepreneurs should be allowed to flourish and their ideas should be allowed to blossom. He said considering that CARICOM governments were currently under such tight fiscal regimes that employment through traditional means was sometimes unavailable. According to him, entrepreneurship among youth should be encouraged and pointed to the Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO) programme as an example of an initiative being pursued by CARICOM to encourage young people to think about possible business opportunities and ideas that they could explore. Secretary General LaRocque said that for entrepreneurship to really be successful among youth, the ideas of children needed to be taken more seriously. Too often parents don’t recognise good ideas in a child. Children have fantastic ideas! We should encourage them,” Ambassador LaRocque stated. Speaking on the Haiti/Dominica issue Ambassador LaRocque said the Dominican Republic’s application to join CARICOM would be put on hold until the conflict has been resolved. CARICOM will continue to reject what is happening in the DR, it is shameless and there is no excuse for that.” he said CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque responds to questions at the social media interaction on Monday evening in Barbados Youth from across the Region as well as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) diaspora Monday evening got the opportunity to engage in a live social media interaction with the CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The event was hosted just before the Thirty-Sixth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Barbados, which formally opens on Thursday and ends on Saturday. The main topic for discussion was ‘Entrepreneurship: CARICOM’s Economic Life-jacket’. Other matters including the successes of CARICOM, the Haiti/Dominican Republic dispute and reparations also came up for discussion. With questions coming from as far as London, the level of engagement can be characterised as a success.center_img Social Media Interaction with CARICOM SG today Social Media Interaction with CARICOM SG today  Young people from across the Region will this evening be able to interact with CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque between 6 and 8pm. The event, which is happening just before the Thirty-Sixth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Barbados, is an initiative of the CARICOM Youth…June 29, 2015In “Barbados”CARICOM SG to host social media interaction on entrepreneurship with youthYoung people from across the Region will have an opportunity to interact with the CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque via social media on 29 June 2015. The event, which is happening just before the Thirty Sixth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Barbados, is an initiative…June 25, 2015In “Barbados”Regional Stakeholders to engage Barbados Prime Minister, CARICOM Secretary-General on CSMEThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is facilitating a Regional Stakeholders’ Consultation on the CSME which will take the form of a small, targeted activity on the morning of Monday 4 November 2019 and a public Town Hall meeting in the evening. Representatives of the Private and Public sectors; Youth; Media;…November 1, 2019In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp Jun 29, 2015last_img read more

John Weber Appointed President and CEO for Remy International, Inc.

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.  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 ANDERSON, IN — Remy International, Inc. announced the appointment of John Weber to the position of president and CEO for Remy International, succeeding Thomas Snyder. Weber was most recently with EaglePicher, Inc., a global conglomerate of auto parts, mining and high tech businesses, where he was president and CEO since 2001. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementPrior to joining EaglePicher, Weber was president of Industrial Control and Friction Materials for Honeywell International. Weber has also held significant executive and managerial positions with General Electric, Vickers, Baxter International and McKinsey & Company. “We are very pleased to welcome John and to have him lead our management team in the years ahead as Remy International continues to build on the accomplishments achieved under Tom Snyder’s leadership. The Board is confident that John’s stellar track record as a senior executive readily positions him to guide Remy International’s near- and long-term operational, financial and strategic initiatives,” said Harold K. Sperlich, Remy International’s chairman of the board. The company also announces that Thomas Snyder has elected to retire as Remy International’s president and CEO and from its board of directors. Snyder will be available to assist the management in transitional matters. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,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.  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.last_img read more

Red Cross Offers Students Back To School Safety Tips

first_imgMotorists must stop when they are behind a bus, meeting the bus or approaching an intersection where a bus is stopped. Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety. This includes two and four-lane highways. If physical barriers such as grassy medians, guide rails or concrete median barriers separate oncoming traffic from the bus, motorists in the opposing lanes may proceed without stopping. Do not proceed until all the children have reached a place of safety. “While safety is a top priority for all students, there are special steps for parents of younger kids and those headed to school for the first time,” Regional Communication Manager Jim Gilloon said. “Make sure the child knows their phone number, address, how to get in touch with their parents at work, how to get in touch with another trusted adult and how to dial 9-1-1. Teach children not to talk to strangers or accept rides from someone they don’t know.” Details are available at SCHOOL BUS SAFETYIf children ride a bus to school, they should plan to get to their bus stop early and stand away from the curb while waiting for the bus to arrive. Cross the street at the corner, obey traffic signals and stay in the crosswalk.Never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.Teach your student to board the bus only after it has come to a complete stop and the driver or attendant has instructed them to get on.Kids should board their bus only, never an alternate one.Make sure your student always stays in clear view of the bus driver and never walks behind the bus. GETTING TO SCHOOL BY CAR, BIKE, ON FOOT The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross. American Red Cross News: Know what the emergency plan is at your child’s school in case a disaster or an unforeseen event occurs. Develop a family emergency plan so everyone will know who to contact and where to go if something happens while children are at school and parents are at work. DRIVERS, SLOW DOWN! Drivers should be aware that children are out walking or biking to school and slow down, especially in residential areas and school zones. Motorists should know what the yellow and red bus signals mean. If children go to school in a car, they should always wear a seat belt. Younger children should use car seats or booster seats until the lap-shoulder belt fits properly (typically for children ages 8-12 and over 4’9”), and ride in the back seat until they are at least 13 years old.If a teenager is going to drive to school, parents should mandate that they use seat belts. Drivers should not text or make calls use their cell phone and should avoid eating or drinking while driving.Some students ride their bike to school. They should always wear a helmet and ride on the right in the same direction as the traffic is going.When children are walking to school, they should only cross the street at an intersection, and use a route along which the school has placed crossing guards. Parents should walk young children to school, along with children taking new routes or attending new schools, at least for the first week to ensure they know how to get there safely. Arrange for the kids to walk to school with a friend or classmate. Yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is getting ready to stop and motorists should slow down and be prepared to stop. Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign indicate the bus is stopped and children are getting on or off. The Red Cross First Aid App provides instant access to information on handling the most common first aid emergencies whether it be before, during or after school. Download the app for free by searching for ‘American Red Cross’ in your app store or at Learn and practice First Aid and CPR/AED skills by taking a course ( ) so you can help save a life. TAKE A FIRST AID CLASS PREPARE FOR EMERGENCIES About the American Red Cross ALBUQUERQUE — The school bells are calling students back to the classroom, and the American Red Cross wants to make sure students are safe as they head back to school for the upcoming year.last_img read more

County Shares Tips To Be Bear Smart & Do Your Part

first_imgRemember, bears can’t change their behavior, only humans can. Courtesy/VTGame&FishCOUNTY News:Bears are waking up from hibernation and they will be making their way back into residential areas because of lack of food in the wild and ease of getting it out of trash roll carts.Since garbage stored outside is the biggest attractant, storing garbage in a secure garage or shed until the morning of collection will virtually eliminate the chances of a bear visit*. If a bear does not find a food source, it will move on. Here are some safe practices for managing waste to minimize encounters with bears:County code requires trash to be set out for collection no earlier than 5 p.m. the day prior to collection, but to avoid attracting bears to your property, try to set out trash roll carts the morning of trash collection.Strong and smelly odors will attract bears, so try to reduce odors by keeping smelly items out of the trash until the morning of trash collection. Roll carts have to be placed out before 8 a.m. collection day. Keep your trash roll cart clean by bagging all trash.Request a grizzly bear tested, Bear Tough Cart, for a reduced fee of $77. Call the Eco Station at 662-8163 or email [email protected] (Locks must be unlatched for collection day)Hang bird feeders at least 10 feet above ground and away from buildings, including porches, and use a tray to catch spills. Discontinue using bird feeders if a bear is in the area.*Feed pets inside or remove uneaten pet food between feedings.*Clean barbecues and store in a secure area.*Keep your family, neighbors, pets, and property safe: store your garbage in your garage or shed until the morning of your collection*Remember, a fed bear is a dead bear. Do not feed the bears.These are just a few safety tips to help minimize encounters with bears in residential areas. Notify New Mexico Department of Game and Fish immediately if you encounter a bear, or have any questions or concerns. They can be reached at 505.328.2572 or call dispatch at 505.827.9376.REMEMBER, BEARS CAN’T CHANGE THEIR BEHAVIOR, ONLY HUMANS CAN.**Source Arizona Game and Fish Departmentlast_img read more

Dogs Lifting Spirits Around Los Alamos: Meet Oz Einstein

first_imgOz Einstein, 11, a Cairn Terrier and Shih Tzu mix is looking for someone 6-feet-away to throw the squeaky toy he got from Pet Pangaea to him. Oz Einstein is lifting spirits all over Los Alamos. Oz Einstein is a member of the Karyl Ann and Kenneth Armbruster family who adopted him from the Santa Fe Animal Shelter in 2010. Courtesy photolast_img

Los Alamos MainStreet Receives 2020 National Main Street Accreditation

first_imgThe view looking east on Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy/Los Alamos MainStreetLos Alamos MainStreet News:Los Alamos MainStreet has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America™ program.  Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach™.“We are proud to recognize this year’s 860 Nationally Accredited Main Street America programs that have dedicated themselves to strengthening their communities,” said Patrice Frey, president & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “These Accredited Main Street programs have proven to be powerful engines for revitalization by sparking impressive economic returns and preserving the character of their communities. During these challenging times, these Main Street programs will be key to bringing economic vitality back to commercial districts and improving quality of life during the recovery process.”In 2019 alone, $6.45 billion of public and private reinvestment was generated, 6,466 net new businesses were opened, 32,316 net new were jobs created, and 10,412 buildings were rehabilitated in Main Street America communities.Los Alamos MainStreet’s performance is evaluated by New Mexico MainStreet, which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs that meet ten rigorous performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.Los Alamos MainStreet strives to work with the downtown businesses to identify unique ways to promote local goods and services, highlight the local science and history culture, and bring more people downtown more of the time. It does this in part by hosting four signature events each year in the district, in partnership with Los Alamos County: Los Alamos ScienceFest in July; Fair & Rodeo Parade in August; Halloweekend and Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet in October; andWinterFest Holiday Lights Parade in December. Los Alamos MainStreet also hosts the weekly Los Alamos Farmers’ Markets on Thursdays from May-October, which was recently expanded to include Saturday Markets June-September.The MainStreet program works collaboratively with the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce on other events such as Small Business Saturday, for which it received a 2019 Neighborhood Champion Innovation Contest award from Main Street America and American Express for its Blue Bucks Raffle program and Holiday Gift Guide. In 2018, Los Alamos MainStreet brought New Mexico Restaurant Week to the County for the first time, which was successfully hosted again in 2019 by several local dining establishments. To further encourage organizations to host their events downtown, Los Alamos MainStreet also offers Small Projects grants.During these challenging times, Los Alamos MainStreet has worked closely with the Chamber to provide valuable information to the local business community and public at large, from business updates to resources for owners and operators. Additionally, the program helped coordinate complimentary personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies that were distributed to local businesses.In late 2018, White Rock became part of the state’s first County-wide MainStreet program. Work is currently underway to pursue a possible Metropolitan Revitalization Area (MRA) zone in White Rock, which would help stimulate economic development and community building. The designation of an MRA allows for the contribution of public resources to private redevelopment projects, thereby helping catalyze reinvestment in the area. In addition, it gives municipalities the ability to offer tax incentives and tools to help attract and grow commercial activity in the area, leading to long-term redevelopment and a stronger local business market.This MRA planning process will ideally complement the County’s concurrent downtown master planning process, currently in the early stages for both White Rock and Los Alamos after a consultant was selected via open RFP. All planning initiatives will provide several opportunities for public input. MRA discussions have already been taking place with many White Rock businesses and property owners. For more information about Los Alamos MainStreet, visit www.LosAlamosMainStreet. Its upcoming event, Los Alamos ScienceFest 20/20: Eyes On the Future, is going virtual this year and runs July 7-12. More information about joining the activities can be found at Los Alamos MainStreetwww.LosAlamosMainStreet is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, projectY cowork Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Research Park. About Main Street AmericaMain Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for 40 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $85.43 billion in new public and private investment, generated 672,333 net new jobs and 150,079 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 295,348 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.last_img read more

Liddie’s Traditional New Mexican Dishes: Habas Guisadas al Azafran (Stewed Fava Beans With Saffron)

first_imgHabas Guisadas al Azafran (Stewed Fava Beans With Saffron). Photo by Liddie Martinez By LIDDIE MARTINEZEspañola ValleyHabas (Favas) were frequently found in our pantry and highly desired as a portable snack. My mother toasted the dried beans in a cast iron skillet and we ate them much like piñon, cracking the hard, outer shell and eating the bean inside.  They were a delicious and nutritious snack and portable, like piñon, all you had to do was slip a handful inside your pocket. The beauty of this bean is its ease in growing and versatility in preparing.  Favas are not fussy plants; they are hearty, drought tolerant, sun loving and super easy to grow. This is why they are the most ancient cultivated crop of all time. Originating in the Mediterranean, cultivation began around 6000 B.C. and were eaten by the Ancient Greeks and Romans as well as all of the peoples in and around the Mediterranean.  The down side to favas is that they are labor intensive. They grow in large, thick fibrous pods containing large beans that will need to be blanched and shelled before using. The upside is that they are versatile, nutritious and delicious! They can be eaten raw or cooked, fresh or dried and steam, roasted, sautéed, stewed, mashed and boiled.I did not include this wonderful stew made with dried habas in my cookbook, The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes, so please be sure to clip and save for a special treat when winter weather arrives. I thought this would be a timely selection since they are abundant and are ready to harvest in my garden.This dish reminds me of southern Spain with its rich soup flavored with saffron but it could really have originated anywhere in the Mediterranean. My Grandmother loved making them in a pressure cooker because it reduced the cooking time significantly and she could throw a cheap cut of beef or a ham hock into the pot and the dish was always tender and delicious.My version uses a rib eye steak and is braised but this dish can be modified to meet even the most frugal of budgets and still be very delicious and highly nutritious.3 cups     dried habas, soaked overnight, peeled and rinsed1              rib eye steak, cubed1              onion, chopped3              carrots, peeled, cut in half lengthwise and sliced thinly3              celery ribs, chopped fine3 cups     whole, peeled tomatoes4 cloves  garlic, minced½ tsp.     saffron threads¼ tsp.     rosemary¼ tsp.     thyme1             bay leaf3 Tbsps. butter3 Tbsps. olive oil3 Tbsps. vegetable oil4 cups    chicken broth2 cups    waterSalt & Pepper to taste and cilantro for garnishIn a large Dutch oven sauté the onions, carrots and celery in olive oil and butter. Season with salt and cook until the onions are transparent. Add tomatoes, garlic, beans, chicken broth and herbs. Cover and bring to a boil.Meanwhile, in a cast iron skillet, heat vegetable oil and sear steak cubes that have been patted dry.  Remove from pan and set aside. Lift cover from Dutch oven (should be boiling) and add the steak pieces to the pot along with water.Preheat oven to 350˚.When pot returns to boiling point again, cover and place in oven on center rack. Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until habas are tender.Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.Serves 8.Click here for information about The Chile Line: Historic Northern New Mexican Recipes cookbook by Liddie Martinez. Habas. Photo by Liddie Martinezcenter_img Habas. Photo by Liddie Martinezlast_img read more