first_img Thursday, 16 April COVID Update COVID-19 Brings New Pollution Challenge Apr 17, 2020 Apr 30, 2020 What is so special about Little Cayman’s reefs? That’s the question a new $140,000 scientific study at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute will seek to answer.(photo via Cayman Compass)Scientists want to determine why reefs around the remote island are thriving and whether there are lessons that can be adapted to help protect and maintain vital coral reef systems around the world.The new study will look specifically at rare and endangered coral species around Little Cayman and attempt to determine why they are bucking a trend of widespread decline in coral reefs across the Caribbean. Read more at Cayman Compass Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… COVID-19 Update for Thursday, 9 April Cayman planning limited reopening Jun 19, 2020 Apr 10, 2020 You may be interested in… Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img Market Region as Safe Haven – Business Leader You may be interested in… Oct 9, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jul 28, 2020 Jun 4, 2020 Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… center_img The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) is now in full swing in Barbados.CARICOM Secretariat’s Jascene Malcolm on Saturday chatted with Barbados’ Minister of Culture Hon. Stephen Lashley ahead of the opening of the Grand Market. Listen: Jul 13, 2020 CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy… 11 countries confirmed for CARIFESTA XIV before February 14 registration deadlineWith seven months to go until CARIFESTA XIV, carded for August 16-25, 2019, in Trinidad and Tobago, 11 Caribbean Member States and five Associate Members, of 19 invited have already registered. This is considered by many to be unprecedented in recent years. An official invitation to participate in the Festival…January 17, 2019In “Anguilla”Interim Festival Directorate meets this week on CARIFESTAThe 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…March 25, 2019In “Antigua & Barbuda”Machel Montano one of CARIFESTA XIV’s Brand AmbassadorsMachel Montano is one of the Brand Ambassadors for CARIFESTA XIV, which was launched in fine style on Tuesday night in Trinidad and Tobago. The launch event happened in the Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre. It was a cultural explosion fitting for the commencement of preparations for…October 24, 2018In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgShare this on WhatsApp CDEMA sets US$3M targeted budget for hurricane season Eastern Caribbean bracing for strengthening Tropical Storm… Sep 26, 2018 Sep 19, 2018 Barbados, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines bracing… Sep 13, 2018 Tropical Storm-force winds nearing the Leeward Islands Sep 26, 2018 An 11:00 am Advisory has put the Centre of Tropical Storm Isaac at 14.9 North, 61.8 West or about 50 miles (75 km) South West of Dominica.  Isaac is moving away from the Eastern Caribbean Islands and into the Caribbean Sea at near 20 mph (31 km/h).  The maximum sustained winds are 45 mph (75 km/h) A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe and a Tropical Storm Watch for Antigua/Barbuda, Montserrat, St Kitts/Nevis, Saba, St Eustatius, St Martin and St Maarten. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in…last_img read more

first_imgPANCAP convened the Guyana Faith Leaders Consultation, on 3 June 2019, at the CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana. The meeting formed part of a series of regional meetings with faith leaders under the PANCAP Justice for All Programme. Bishop Michael E. Perreira, Senior Pastor Eccles Assembly of God and Member, Regional Consultative (Religious) Steering Committee, chaired the meeting with the support of PANCAP Director Dereck Springer and PANCAP Advisor, Dr Edward Greene. Outcomes: PANCAP Champions for Change RelaunchedMonday, September 4 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), the mechanism that provides a structured and unified approach to the Caribbean’s response to the HIV epidemic, will relaunch the PANCAP Champions for Change initiative after an eleven-year hiatus.  The two-day event…September 4, 2017In “Guyana”Leverage influence to promote HIV prevention – PANCAP Director urges religious leaders(PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): Director of PANCAP, Dereck Springer recently held discussions with the Inter Religious Organization of Guyana (IRO) on the role of faith leaders in ending AIDS. The Director is advocating for faith leaders to leverage their influence with the communities they serve, youth and vulnerable populations…September 20, 2018In “CARICOM”Justice Minister reinforces Jamaica’s commitment to human rights protectionThe promotion, protection, and enhancement of human rights in Jamaica was a primary consideration of the current Government“, Jamaica’s Minister of Justice, the Hon. Delroy Chuck said Tuesday. To this extent, all fundamental rights were guaranteed by the Constitution and they would be upheld, the Minister added. He cautioned though…October 31, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Present were Pastor Orin Bruce, Eccles Assembly of God, Bishop Francis Alleyne, Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Dr Ronald McGarrell, Inter-Religions Organisation of Guyana (IRO) and Family Federation for World Peace, Pandit Chaman Lall Poonai, Arya Samaj in Guyana, Mrs Omadai Prashad, Guyana Oneness University, Bishop Peter Koulen, Guyana United Apostolic Mystical Council, Ras Simeon Selassie, Guyana Rastafari Council, Ras Kahfra, Bishop Chaitram Lall, Assemblies of God, Ms Lorna McPherson, National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Guyana, Pastor Joseph Inniss, World Vision New Testament of God, Rev. Noel Holder, Guyana Congregational Union of Churches (GCU), Mr Telford Layne, Seventh Day Adventist, Father Carl Peters, Anglican Diocese of Guyana, Captain Wilkings Buissereth, The Salvation Army, Ms Lisa Mae Agard, PANCAP Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RCM) for the Global Fund Project and Dr Rhonda Moore, National AIDS Programme Secretariat (Guyana). Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Faith leaders agreed that stigma and discrimination continue to be significant barriers to vulnerable groups accessing health and that there is an urgent need for more education on the matter.Bishop Pereira urged faith leaders to take ownership of events and activities to promote HIV awareness and ending stigma and discrimination.Dr Ronald McGarrell, Inter-Religions Organisation of Guyana (IRO) and Family Federation for World Peace, indicated that the IRO had designated a communications focal point who will be responsible for receiving information on HIV awareness and disseminating the knowledge to all representatives within the IRO.Faith leaders agreed to work with the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS) concerning information and knowledge sharing as well as working in communities to end stigma and discrimination.Finally, faith leaders reached consensus on working with the IRO on activities developed to sensitise Guyanese on HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Priority Areas Coordinating Committee (PACC) Convenes… Jun 25, 2020 NAP Managers and CSOs urged to use COVID-19 as an… Jun 23, 2020center_img Faith leaders agreed to incorporate HIV messages into their faith-based work and planned activitiesDirector of PANCAP Dereck Springer challenged the meeting to utilise youth groups/ clubs to propagate messages about ending stigma and discriminationHe noted that HIV messages could be integrated into the holistic education of youths, especially awareness about other social issues, including teenage pregnancies, illegal drugs, etc. Jun 3, 2020 Apr 24, 2020 PANCAP Advocates for Treatment Continuity for People Living… You may be interested in… The Caribbean’s Remarkable Response to COVID-19 last_img read more

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 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. 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.  CLEVELAND — Eaton Corp. has named Eric Zahrai manager for Aftertreatment Marketing and Strategic Partners for its Truck Group. In his new role, Zahrai will be responsible for providing marketing leadership for one of Eaton’s newest businesses that provides technology and systems for aftertreatment of diesel-powered commercial vehicle exhaust. Additionally, Zahrai will take the lead for managing the relationship with Eaton’s strategic commercial vehicle supplier partners, Dana Holding Corp. and Bendix Heavy Vehicle Systems Group, and will lead the implementation of a strategic account targeting process.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement John Beering, director of marketing for the Truck Group, said, “Eric’s sales and marketing experience with Eaton is deep and global, and that gives him an important perspective in his new position. We’re looking to leverage Eric’s proven leadership skills to take our Aftertreatment business toward commercialization, and to foster greater strategic cooperation and synergy with our Roadranger marketing partners at Dana and Bendix.” In cooperation with Dana, Bendix and other trusted partners, the Roadranger Marketing partnership provides a complete system of truck drivetrain and safety solutions to the commercial vehicle marketplace. Zahrai joined Eaton in 1986, and has occupied several sales and marketing leadership roles with increasing responsibility. His most recent position was sales and marketing manager – Europe. Zahrai holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Middlesex Business School in London.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgFrom MEMA Industry NewsAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Neil McDaniel of Lafayette, Calif., former chairman of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), passed away Sept. 5 at the age of 93. He was an entrepreneur, working in commercial real estate, consumer products and the automotive aftermarket industries. While at Valley Tow-Rite Inc. in California (now Valley Towing, Madison Heights, Mich.), McDaniel became active in MEMA. In 1969, he became MEMA chairman and also served as president of its Automotive Presidents’ Council. His efforts were recognized in 1971 with MEMA’s highest honor, the Triangle Award. “Neil McDaniel was a truly outstanding leader in our industry. He served many years as a board member and officer of MEMA during the very formative years of the industry,” said Bob McKenna, president and CEO of MEMA. “He was admired and respected by all and leaves a wonderful legacy of commitment and integrity.” McDaniel is survived by his wife, Barbara; his daughters and their husbands, Marianne and Bill Gagen, and Joanne and Terry Dale; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services will be 10 a.m. PDT, Friday, Sept. 10, Christ the King Catholic Church, 199 Brandon Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity or to Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd., Oakland CA 94605.,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 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.  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. 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.  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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins Inc. has announced two new executive appointments.   Jim Lyons has been named vice president – chief manufacturing officer.   “In his new role, Jim has significant responsibilities in helping us achieve our goal to make improvements and savings through the supply chain organization,” said Lisa Yoder, vice president – global supply chain and manufacturing.   Lyons will work on improving the company’s worldwide manufacturing performance with an emphasis on successful delivery, schedule stability and attainment and waste reduction.   “His work will include growing capacity ahead of demand and providing a leadership role in aligning manufacturing, purchasing and supply chain,” Yoder said.   In addition, Lyons will be in charge of Cummins’ Health, Safety and Environmental organization.   “Jim has always demonstrated a passion for safety, and I am confident that he can lead us to achieve world class safety performance over the next few years,” Yoder said.   Lyons brings to the position 38 years of experience with Cummins, most recently as president of Cummins Turbo Technologies (CTT), where he led that business to a turn-around in performance.   He will continue in his CTT role through the end of the year as he works with his replacement to ensure a smooth transition. He will also begin shifting into his new role. Lyons replacement at CTT will be announced soon.   Lyons joined Cummins in 1973 and has served in a wide range of roles, including general manager of Fuel Systems Operations and the Consolidated Diesel Company, and vice president – MidRange and Heavy Duty Manufacturing. He was named president of Cummins Turbo Technologies in January 2007.   “One vital link in our supply chains is manufacturing and it is important that we have the kind of leadership at the corporate level to accelerate our efforts in operational excellence,” Yoder said. “That is why we are creating the key role of vice president – chief manufacturing officer for Cummins.”   In conjunction with Lyons’ new appointment, Tracy Embree has been named vice president and president – Cummins Turbo Technologies. She will succeed Lyons in this role.   Embree has worked in CTT as general manager – Asia, since July 2011. She will take over CTT leadership Jan. 1, 2012.   “During her time in CTT, Tracy has continued to drive our growth and success in India and China, building strong connections with our key business partners,” said Anant Talaulicar, vice president and president – Components Group; and chairman, Cummins India. “Tracy has quickly become a key contributor in the CTT leadership team in running the overall business.”   Prior to her time in CTT, Embree worked in the MidRange Engine Business, where she was responsible for the on-highway line of business for two years. She was a member of the MidRange leadership team and played an important role in the business’ turnaround by improving profitability with key customers, supporting the development of new global business opportunities and restructuring the team to reflect the global market that the business serves.   Embree joined Cummins in 2000, after obtaining an MBA from the Harvard Business School. During her time at Cummins, she has held a variety of roles, including marketing and sales positions in the Emission Solutions and Filtration businesses, general manager of the genset company for the Energy Solutions Business in Power Generation, and executive director of the company’s business with Chrysler.   She graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and a minor in music. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgCourtesy/TPC Management SRLHSNW News:The Internet is unique in that it has no central control, administration or authority, but in recent years Internet services such as search engines and social media platforms have increasingly been provided by a small number of very large tech firms.The Internet is slowly turning into something like the current financial system, which centrally monitors all transactions and uses that data to predict what people will buy in future. Bitcoin, which surfaced on the Internet in 2008, sought to break the influence that large, private bodies have over what we do online.The researchers had finally solved one of the biggest concerns with digital currencies – that they need central control by the companies that operate them, in the same way traditional currencies are controlled by a bank. People researching Bitcoin – and blockchains which undergird it — may have overlooked one of its most useful applications – making the Internet better for everyone who uses it.The Internet is unique in that it has no central control, administration or authority, but in recent years Internet services such as search engines and social media platforms have increasingly been provided by a small number of very large tech firms. They harvest huge amounts of personal data and sell it on to others for profit.They’re able to do this every time you log into social media, ask a question on a search engine or store files on a cloud service. The Internet is slowly turning into something like the current financial system, which centrally monitors all transactions and uses that data to predict what people will buy in future.This type of monitoring has huge implications for the privacy of ordinary people around the world. Hitesh Tewari writes in the Conversation that the digital currency Bitcoin, which surfaced on the Internet in 2008, sought to break the influence that large, private bodies have over what we do online.The researchers had finally solved one of the biggest concerns with digital currencies – that they need central control by the companies that operate them, in the same way traditional currencies are controlled by a bank.The core idea behind the Bitcoin system is to make all the participants in the system, collectively, the bank. To do this, blockchains are used. Blockchains are distributed, tamper-proof ledgers, which can record every transaction made within a network.Tewari says that more than a decade since this technology emerged, we’re still only beginning to scratch the surface of its potential. People researching it may have overlooked one of its most useful applications – making the Internet better for everyone who uses it.The use of verifiable digital certificates for each Internet user will go a long way toward helping stamp out the spreading of hate and fake news on social media; make it unnecessary to remember dozens of user names and passwords; make phone voting secure; and prevent tech companies from selling user’s data.“Blockchain technology started as a means for making online transactions anonymous, but it would be shame for it to stop there,” Tewari writes. “The more researchers like me think about its potential, the more exciting possibilities emerge.”last_img read more

first_imgBecause of my understanding of the details of Girard’s hypothesis, I know well the dangers that lurk nearby anyone sharing a perspective of religion that maynot be widely held. But, I guess, sometimes you just have to live on the edge. Next week: Mimetic Desire and the Big Ten (Commandments) Whether or not you’re a follower of one of the Abrahamic faiths, you may find yourself thinking the Old Testament portrays a God of anger and revenge. If so, try viewing these ancient writings in the context of a developing character plot. The earlier God of anger, who demands sacrifices and enjoys revenge, becomes a God of love who wants only love demonstrated in return. To me, the OT is a mirror of the development of the Hebrew people’s view of our transcendent potential. By DR. ROBERT FUSELIER Los Alamos As adults, we often seemed amazed when fighting toddlers don’t recognize their folly. Yet, we rarely recognize it in ourselves when we get caught up in our own rival-rival relationships. Keeping up with the Joneses is nothing more than a rivalry created through mimetic desire. We can and do have rivalries with family members, neighbors, and coworkers while rarely recognizing them for what they are. The source of many of our societal woes is what Rene Girard called mimetic desire, which is the mimicking of someone else’s desire. While we rarely recognize this as a desire, mimetic desire permeates our relationships. It starts early in life as exemplified by two toddlers fighting over one toy in a room full of toys. The toddlers value the same toy simple because the other either has it or wants it. They’ll continue to fight over the toy until one toddler loses his/her desire for the toy, one gets harmed in the process and quits by “losing”, or an adult steps in to separate the two. Mimetic Desire Editor’s note: Last week, Dr. Fuselier began the series on the Seeking emotional system by presenting a neuroscientific perspective of the emotional system we experience as desire. This week he’ll introduce the societal problems that can arise when we imitate the desires of others. We are quick to recognize others who are caught up in mimetic rivalries, but we rarely recognize we are guilty of the same foolishness when we denigrate someone of an opposing political party (or race, religion, nationality, neighborhood, etc., etc.). Learning about mimetic desire and rival-rival relationships has given me a new perspective on some ancient teachings. One of these teachings is the Ten Commandments. It is one of mankind’s oldest writings, written over three millennia ago. What led the authors to come up with these commandments in this form (or, pending on your belief, why God gave us these commandments in this form) was something I’ve pondered since I was young. Now… a quick turn from politics to religion. We’ve all heard the warnings against discussing either in public. Why? Whether we realize it or not, our perspectives of both are usually very emotionally driven. In fact, Girard would say the two subjects had the origins in the same violence that stems from mimetic desire. Both a fundamentalist and atheistic view of the OT will prevent one from seeing what I think is an interesting understanding of humanity. When we imitate what someone else has, we run into a huge problem: two or more people wanting the same object. When I see you wanting what I have, the object gains value for me, which in turn makes it more valuable for you. What we end up desiring is each other’s desire and eventually their position and the object is often forgotten. The solutions to obtaining another person’s position are never non-violent. Whenever we begin belittling others, we have taken the first step along a path that leads to scapegoating violence. It’s what humans end up doing when they feel their societies falling apart from the turmoil caused by mimetic desire and the fear of being found on the wrong side of the lynching rope. Scapegoating violence may have helped stem the self-destructing spiral of violence that resulted from mimetic desire in ancient societies, but, for reasons I’ll tackle in a later series, it no longer works today. Take a look at today’s political turmoil. The constant partisan bickering over the right to be right is no different than two toddlers fighting over a plastic dinosaur.last_img read more

first_imgJackson Bell performs with the Hilltoppers Marching Band Friday night at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comElisa Ovaska performing with the Hilltoppers Marching Band Friday night at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comScene from the Hilltoppers Marching Band performing Friday night at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comKeith Bridge performing with the Hilltoppers Marching Band Friday night at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comScene from the Hilltoppers Marching Band performing Friday night at Sullivan Field. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com The Los Alamos Hilltoppers Marching Band performing to the delight of fans in attendance of the football game played Friday night at Sullivan Field. The 100+ member band is under the direction of Zane Meek. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comlast_img read more