CARICOM adopts 10-Point Action Plan to fight Ebola

first_img Oct 7, 2020 Aug 25, 2020 CARPHA: Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO Oct 7, 2020 Sep 25, 2020 CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment Standards, Quality Still Important You may be interested in… strengthen effective, coordinated measures at ports of entry to prevent Ebola from entering our Community, including harmonising travel restrictions;strengthen health systems including training, equipment, laboratories and containment, and enlist the participation of airlines in the Region in transporting specimens and response teams;create a Regional Rapid Response Team (Carib REACT) able to reach any Member State in twenty-four (24) hours to support the national response team to contain/stop an outbreak early on;launch an intensive public education campaign for citizens of the Region, visitors and those outside;organize a comprehensive resource mobilisation effort including a possible Stop Ebola There and Here (SETH) Fund, to which governments, citizens and businesses here and abroad may donate;finalise and implement the harmonised regional operational response plan by end-November, coordinated with national response plans;participate in capacity-building efforts at the global and regional levels to gain experience for our benefit;establish a Regional Coordinating Mechanism on Ebola (RCME) with CARPHA as Chair, including the CARICOM and OECS Secretariats, IMPACS, CDEMA, and inviting Cuba to participate, The RCME will report to the Lead Head of Government on Health, the Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, with the immediate responsibility to develop a comprehensive Regional Strategy to address Ebola preparedness in collaboration with PAHO/WHO;invite PAHO/WHO, the United Nations, other development partners and contributors to a meeting within one (1) month to expand the effectiveness of our collective response;review and reinforce the effectiveness of these measures as implemented, at the Intersessional Meeting of Conference in February 2015, and again at the Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government in July 2015; Former CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General Dies CARICOM adopts 10-point action plan to Stop Ebola There and HereHeads of Government of the Caribbean Community  (CARICOM) Tuesday evening adopted a 10-point Action plan to Stop Ebola There and Here (SETH). The action plan was adopted at the 17th Special Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM held at the Diplomatic Centre, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.…November 5, 2014In “Associate Member States”Caribbean successfully conducts Ebola simulation exercisePort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago –  As part of preparation efforts to prevent and manage potential Ebola cases, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in collaboration with the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) hosted an Ebola simulation exercise, Exercise Hummingbird. This table top exercise took place from…July 19, 2015In “CARICOM”More CARICOM action against EbolaAs a follow up to earlier actions, Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continue to be proactive in the fight against the Ebola virus. In addition to boosting their national health systems in the event that the virus hits the Region, many of them have placed restrictions on travel…October 28, 2014In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp STATEMENT 4 November 2014 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… The Heads of Government adopted the following 10-Point Plan of Action to Stop Ebola There and Here:last_img read more

Saluting our Women – Trinidad and Tobago PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar

first_img Mar 9, 2015 AG, Security Minister changed in TnT Cabinet reshuffleTrinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar Monday night announced a major Cabinet re-shuffle removing   Attorney General  Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and National Security Minister Gary Griffith. Former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, attorney Garvin Nicholas will be the new Attorney General, and retired Brigadier Carl Alfonso is…February 3, 2015In “Trinidad & Tobago”Trinbagonians give Prime Minister Rowley another termPrime Minister Dr Keith Rowley led his People National Movement (PNM) to victory in Trinidad and Tobago’s general elections on Monday. Preliminary results show the PNM won with a reduced majority, capturing 22 seats, down from the 23 they got in the last elections in 2015. The victorious candidates include…August 11, 2020In “Headline”PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar leaves for Jamaica todayThe Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, leaves Trinidad today for Jamaica for a Special Summit between leaders of CARICOM and the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. The meeting will be held on Thursday at the Mona Campus of the…April 8, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Mar 8, 2015 Opinion: It’s time to step it up for gender equality You may be interested in… Mar 8, 2015 Mar 8, 2015center_img Women leaders call for mainstreaming gender equality in… Everyone benefits from more women in power Mobile technology a lever for women’s empowerment The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, is the seventh and current Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2010 and is the country’s first female Prime Minister. Persad-Bissessar is the political leader of the United National Congress and leads the People’s Partnership, a coalition of five parties, formed for the general election of 24 May 2010. As a young girl growing up in a rural community in Trinidad and Tobago, Persad-Bissessar’s mother encouraged her to pursue higher education in the United Kingdom at a time in Trinidad and Tobago when the pervading cultural norms relegated women and girls to the home. While studying at Norwood Technical College in England, she worked as a social worker withthe Church of England Children’s Societyof London. On her return to the Caribbean, she went on to teach at the University of the West Indies campuses in Jamaica and Trinidad. It was her experiences of racial discrimination and social inequity of minority women in England, and the black power movement raging through the Caribbean that inspired her to pursue a career in law, as her life’s mission had then become achieving social justice and equality for all. Persad-Bissessar went on to pursue her law degree at the Hugh Wooding Law School where she was awarded a B.A. (Hons.), a Diploma in Education, a B.A. of Laws (Hons.) and a Legal Education Certificate. After lecturing for a total of six years, Persad-Bissessar then became a full-time Attorney-at-Law.In 2006, she obtained an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, Trinidad. Persad-Bissessar began her political career in local government as an Alderwoman. Subsequently, Persad-Bissessar contested and lost her first parliamentary elections at a time when the parliamentary benches were dominated by men. But she says, “The acute disappointment I felt did not deter me.” It was her remarkable persistence and forward thinking that enabled her to achieve greater heights in the political world. She became the first woman Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago; served as Minister of Legal Affairs, Minister of Education, the first woman acting Prime Minister, the first woman of a political party (the United National Congress), and the first woman Leader of Opposition. Upon being elected Prime Minister, Persad-Bissessar simultaneously became the first female Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth. In her role as Chairperson-in-Office, Persad-Bissessar has used the opportunity to highlight issues that are very dear to her heart, namely gender equality and women’s political participation. Follow the links below to learn more about the key projects she has been involved with. Read more at Office of the Prime Minister Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

Gregg Hauk Appointed National Sales Director for Pro-Spray North America

first_imgMASSILLON, Ohio – Pro-Spray Automotive Finishes, a division of Alco Industries and a leader in European technology solventborne and waterborne refinishing products for the automotive aftermarket, announced the appointment of Gregg Hauk as the new Pro-Spray national sales director, North America. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Pro-Spray is a brand of U.S. Chemical & Plastics, an Alco Industries company. The Pro-Spray line of primers, clearcoats, hardeners, thinners and support products, was developed and is manufactured in England, and distributed in Europe and North America. In his new role as National Sales Director, North America for Pro-Pray Hauk will report directly to Pro-Spray President, Tom Perry, and will be responsible for the management, sales, profit development and overall business strategy implementation for the United States and Canada.  All Pro-Spray sales personnel will report to Hauk “Gregg’s tenure in the automotive refinishing aftermarket spans nearly three decades,” said Perry. “We believe in strategically aligning ourselves with quality, experienced people. Hauk’s professionalism, enthusiasm and strong background in automotive paint sales, marketing and management will benefit our customers as well as grow and strengthen our presence in North America.”,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 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.” 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.last_img read more

AMRA Forms MAP Advisory Council

first_imgFALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA) Board of Directors has formed a new Advisory Council for the Motorist Assurance Program (MAP).AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The MAP Advisory Council will be an independent, self-governing body that advises the AMRA Board of Directors on all MAP-related matters, concerns and issues identified by the council. The AMRA Board may, from time to time, request specific input from the advisory council on topics related to automotive aftermarket service and repair, or general areas related to consumer outreach. The Advisory Council will formulate and submit its own list of practices to the AMRA Board at its next meeting on Oct. 31. Members of the MAP Advisory Council include Dr. Lance David, Larry Kaplan, Richard Laimbeer, Elizabeth Owen and Darrell Rowe. Laimbeer was selected as chairman of the Advisory Council and will serve as a voting member of the AMRA Board of Directors and represent the interests of MAP to the AMRA Board. MAP is the consumer outreach effort of AMRA, which is one the nation’s leading consumer auto service non-profit organizations. Dick Laimbeer is a partner with the consulting firm of Docker, Findlay, Swoboda & Associates (DFS&A). Prior to joining DFS&A, Laimbeer was the publisher of Motor Information Systems. He served on the MAP Board of Trustees from 2000-09 and was the MAP Secretary/Treasurer from 2001-08.Advertisement Darrell Rowe is the director of education and development for Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC. He has served on the MAP Board of Trustees since 2006 and has been the MAP Secretary/Treasurer for the past two years. Larry Kaplan is the administrative manager of the Consumer Protection Section of the Broward County (Fla.) Permitting, Licensing & Consumer Protection Division. He has been the MAP Board of Trustees Government Representative since 2002. Elizabeth Owen is the executive director of the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators (NACAA). She previously served as the director of the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs. She has been the MAP Board of Trustees Consumer Representative for the past year. Lance David is the chairman of the Department of Automotive Technology at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Ill. He was a member of the MAP Board of Trustees from 2002-04 and prior to that was a member of the AMRA/MAP Technical Committee that drafted and updated the MAP Uniform Inspection and Communication Standards (UICS). Prior to joining the College of Lake County, David was director of training for Midas International. Visit the MAP website to learn more.last_img read more

AMN Careers: Find or Fill Open Positions with AMN Careers

first_imgLSI 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 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.  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.  Where is the best place to find qualified candidates for an open position at your aftermarket organization? The new AMN Careers page!  If your aftermarket firm is seeking to hire top industry talent, put AMN Careers to work for you and have confidence that your message is reaching the right audience.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Currently, AMN Careers is featuring open positions at a number of leading aftermarket organizations, including CARFAX, CRP Industries, Spectra Premium and Babcox Media. To see a complete list of current positions available, click here. To list a job opening at your company, please contact Classified Sales Manager Karen Kaim via e-mail or by phone at 330-670-1234 x295.,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 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

LAPD 2019 Second Quarter Crime Statistics Show Los Alamos Remains Among Safest Communities In Nation

first_imgLAPD News: While many factors can contribute to crime rates within a community, the Los Alamos Police Department would like to recognize and thank our community partners for sustaining a high quality of life by contributing to our low crime rate through the combined efforts of enforcement, education, prevention and treatment. These efforts continue to be reflected in the fact that Los Alamos remains one of the safest communities in the nation. Chief Sgambellone has released crime statistics for the second quarter of 2019, which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department. The offenses of murder (homicide), manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category. Simple assault is not included in UCR. The offenses of arson, burglary, larceny, and auto theft make up the property crime category. Both of these categories are referred to as Part I Offenses. During the second quarter of 2019, officers responded to a total of 33 overall Part 1 Offense complaints, which represents a 27 percent decrease as compared to 45 offenses in the second quarter of 2018. A total of seven violent crime reports were taken in the second quarter of 2019, which represents a 30 percent decrease as compared to 10 in 2018. Property crime decreased to 26 in the second quarter of 2019, which represents a 26 percent decrease as compared to 35 in 2018. Crime statistics through the second quarter by classification are as follows:center_img 2019 Over 2018 VIOLENT CRIMES      0 0 HOMICIDE – no change  0 0 MANSLAUGHTER – no change  6 4 RAPE – increased by 50.0%1 1 AGG. ROBBERY – no change  5 10 AGG. ASSAULT – decreased by 50.0%12 15 TOTAL – decreased by 20.0% Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. 2019 Over 2018 PROPERTY CRIMES    4 16 BURGLARY – decreased by 75.0%31 48 LARCENY – decreased by 35.4%4 2 AUTO THEFT – increased by 100.0%0 2 ARSON – Not calculable  39 68 TOTAL – decreased by 42.6%51 83 TOTAL PART 1 – decreased by 38.5% The Los Alamos Police Department has continued to see cases of fraud and attempted fraud. A recent scam where a criminal entity, claiming to be from the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Department, was attempting to have victims send money for bogus “fines”. Citizens should never send money to someone they do not know, and, if they are suspicious of any type of phone calls or activity, individuals can notify the Los Alamos Police Department by calling the non-emergency Dispatch at any time: 505.662.8222. For more information on crime prevention, call Cmdr. Preston Ballew at 505.662.8236.last_img read more

East Jemez Road Lane Closures Resume

first_imgFull lane closures will start at 6 p.m. Friday and continue through Saturday night, July 20, weather permitting. Direct questions or concerns about this project to Seproadwork@nnsa.doe.gov. East Jemez Road lane closures near the entrance to Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will resume Friday, July 19, and continue through Saturday night. Drivers will be unable to get to Los Alamos via the truck route and should use the N.M. 502/Main Hill Road instead. Courtesy/NNSA NNSA News: The water line replacement is part of a $34.5 million Supplemental Environmental Projects settlement agreement between the New Mexico Environment Department and the U.S. Department of Energy following the February 2014 drum breach incident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad.last_img read more

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Fair Elections Now Act

first_imgUnder the legislation, qualified Senate candidates would earn grants, matching funds, and television vouchers to run competitive campaigns based on small-dollar contributions, rather than rely on funding from wealthy donors and corporate special interests. U.S. SENATE News: The Fair Elections Now Act amends the Federal Elections Campaign Act of 1971 to establish a voluntary method for financing Senate campaigns. The Fair Elections system is composed of three stages:To participate, candidates would first need to prove their viability by raising a minimum number and minimum dollar amount of small-dollar qualifying contributions from in-state donors. Once a candidate qualifies, that candidate must limit the amount raised from each donor to $200 per election.For the primary, participants would receive a base grant that would vary in amount based on the population of the state that the candidate seeks to represent. Participants would also receive a 6-to-1 match for small-dollar donations up to a defined matching cap. After reaching that cap, the candidate could raise an unlimited amount of unmatched $200 contributions if needed to compete against high-spending opponents, as well as contributions from small-donor People PACs. The candidate could also opt to request additional small-dollar matching funds in the period just before the general election. For the general election, qualified candidates would receive an additional grant, small-dollar matching, and media vouchers for television advertising. The candidate could continue to raise an unlimited amount of $200 contributions if needed, as well as contributions from small-donor People PACs.  The Fair Elections Now Act wouldn’t add a dime to the deficit. It would be financed by a 0.5 percent fee on annual federal contracts over $10 million, with a maximum annual fee of $500,000 per contract. WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, along with 23 Senate colleagues, have introduced the Fair Elections Now Act, which would dramatically change the way U.S. Senate elections are financed. The bill also creates a type of small-donor political action committee, known as a “People PAC.” In contrast to traditional federal PACs that can accept contributions of up to $5,000 per year from individuals or Super PACs that can accept unlimited contributions, People PACs would only be permitted to accept contributions of $200 or less per election from individuals. People PACs would thus allow average citizens an opportunity for making their collective voices heard. Small donors would be able to aggregate their funds in a People PAC to make campaign contributions of up to $5,000 per election to qualified Fair Elections candidates. Coupled with the Fair Elections public financing system, People PACs would elevate the views and interests of a diverse spectrum of Americans, rather than those of the traditional, wealthy donor class. The Fair Elections Now Act is co-sponsored by U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Angus King (I-Maine), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.). The Fair Elections Now Act would help reduce the influence of wealthy donors and big-money special interests by creating a voluntary system of public financing for Senate candidates. Candidates who participate in the Fair Elections process would agree to limit their campaign spending to the amounts raised from small-dollar donors plus the amounts provided by the Fair Elections Fund. The bill is also supported by a number of organizations, including Public Citizen, Common Cause, the Brennan Center for Justice, League of Women Voters, Democracy 21, Voices for Progress, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, and Demos. “We have a broken campaign finance system that lets billionaires and corporations exercise outsized influence in our elections all while hiding in the shadows,” Heinrich said. “This bill helps restore public confidence in congressional elections that currently force candidates to constantly chase money for their campaign coffers. Our electoral process should be fair and open, and the results should ensure every citizen has an equal voice in our democracy.” Special rules would apply for runoff and uncontested elections. Participating candidates would receive enough funding to compete in every election, without having to spend most of their time raising money. “Ever since Citizens United gave a blank check to corporations and the ultrawealthy to influence our politics, special interests have poured unlimited sums of money into our elections—much of it lacking even basic transparency. As a result, too many Americans in New Mexico and across the country have every reason to believe that their government no longer answers to them,” said Udall, the lead sponsor of the For the People Act, a comprehensive package of pro-democracy and anti-corruption electoral reforms. “This bill would create a level playing field with a public financing system that amplifies the voices of regular voters and empowers small-dollar, grassroots donors from across the political spectrum. Now more than ever, we need to reform our broken campaign finance laws, get big money out of politics, and put power back in the hands of the American people—be they Republicans, Democrats or independents.” The bill was included earlier this year in the For the People Act – a sweeping package of comprehensive reforms that would fix our broken politics and make government work for the people. The landmark legislation, companion legislation to H.R. 1 in the U.S. House of Representatives, aimed to restore the promise of American democracy by making it easier, not harder, to vote; ending the dominance of big money in politics; and ensuring that public officials work for the public interest. Earlier this year, the House passed H.R. 1 by a vote of 234-193.last_img read more