Guyanese-born Valerie Amos appointed new Master of University College Oxford

first_imgGovernment, people of St. Kitts and Nevis congratulate Baroness ScotlandBasseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis – Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, has extended congratulations to Baroness Patricia Janet Scotland, 60, on her election as Commonwealth Secretary-General. It is a good feeling to know that a candidate promoted by the Caribbean with…November 27, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”Saluting our Women – Trinidad and Tobago PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar  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…March 8, 2015In “Associate Member States”Dominican appointed president of World Maritime University(CANANEWS) A Dominican national has been appointed as the new president of the World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden. Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry who will assume off in July, is the first woman and the first person from a developing country to head the institution. The appointment was announced by Chancellor…January 22, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp (University College Oxford) Current Director of SOAS University of London, former politician and former senior United Nations official The Right Honourable The Baroness Amos CH PC has been appointed as the new Master of University College Oxford. She will take up the post on 1 August 2020, following Sir Ivor Crewe’s retirement after twelve years in the role. Baroness Amos will be the first woman Master of University College Oxford and the first black head of an Oxford college. Upon taking up the Mastership, Baroness Amos will step down from her current position at SOAS – a role that she took up in 2015. Prior to that she served as Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator at the UN from 2010-2015, and held senior roles in government and the public sector. She has been a Labour Life Peer since 1997, and served in the Cabinet from 2003 to 2007 as Secretary of State for International Development and subsequently as Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council. Before joining the House of Lords she worked in local government and as Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission, and was an adviser to the Mandela Government on leadership and change management issues. She was UK High Commissioner to Australia before joining the UN in 2010. Read more at: University College Oxford Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

Hurricane Dorian: EU €500,000 initial emergency aid to Bahamas

first_img Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… (Bridgetown, 9 September 2019) The EU is mobilising an initial 500,000 euro in immediate emergency funding to assist those in the Bahamas affected by the category 5 Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the Bahamas on 2 September. Oct 16, 2020 Bahamians assessing the damage from Hurricane Isaias The Bahamas bracing for hurricane conditions today Jul 31, 2020 CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… PM Minnis urges ACP countries to intensify response to climate emergency(Bahamas Information Service) , BRUSSELS, Belgium – Vulnerable areas in the Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States must collectively and urgently intensify its response to the climate emergency Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis told ACP Ambassadors today. The Prime Minister made the plea while addressing…November 15, 2019In “Agriculture”CARICOM reacts as ‘Dorian’ pounds BahamasChairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia was among the regional leaders who expressed concern and support  to The Bahamas, devastated by category five hurricane Dorian which struck on Sunday 1 September. It left extensive damage across the islands of Abaco and is currently pounding Grand…September 2, 2019In “Featured”CARPHA Deploys Technical Staff to the Bahamas Ahead of Hurricane DorianPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  On Friday, August 30, 2019, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), as part of the Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) led by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Coordinating Unit (CDEMA), propositioned a member of staff to support the Government of the Bahamas in rapidly…September 2, 2019In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Statement by The Bahamas Prime Minister on Preparations for… The funding will address urgent needs such as shelter, water, hygiene and food. The European Union’s 24/7 Emergency Response Coordination Centre is in close contact with the authorities of the Bahamas to monitor the situation and channel further EU assistance. In addition, the Commission has deployed a Humanitarian Expert to conduct a rapid needs assessment and the EU’s emergency Copernicus satellite service is currently providing maps of the area. “Hurricane Dorian has left a large trail of destruction with many casualties and leaving homes in ruins. We will do all we can to help, getting aid in to the people on the ground. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy and with the Bahamian authorities and brave first responders on the scene. The EU stands ready to provide further assistance,” said Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management. Offers have also been received from EU Member States to assist with the recovery. France – 30 tonnes of humanitarian material, Luxembourg – satellite communication platform, which can provide data and voice communication to field emergency centre, Belgium – vessel with water purification system, The Netherlands – two navy vessels from St. Martin carrying humanitarian cargo, including two helicopters and rubber boats. Aug 1, 2020 Aug 2, 2020last_img read more

Penray Promotes Mary Shelton to Marketing Analyst

first_imgELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. – Penray announced today that Mary Shelton has been promoted to marketing analyst, effective immediately. In this position, Shelton’s primary responsibilities include product pricing and market analysis. She reports to Chris McKenzie, director of marketing. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Shelton joined Penray in 2001 as a customer service specialist. She was promoted to lead customer service specialist in 2006. Prior to Penray, Shelton held inside sales positions with AeroDirect and AAR Distribution. “We would all like to congratulate Mary on her recent promotion to marketing analyst,” said McKenzie. “She has been a tremendous asset to the Penray family for the past eight years. Her extensive knowledge of the company and the heavy duty and automotive chemical industries, as well as her dedication to job excellence, has made her most deserving of this promotion.” Penray is a provider of cooling system treatments, fuel treatments and shop chemicals that maximize performance and help extend vehicle life. For more information, visit,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.  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. 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

John Batchik Named Chairman of AIAG, David Kneisler Named Vice Chairman

first_imgSOUTHFIELD, Mich. — The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has announced that John Batchik, vice president, quality at Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership, has been elected chairman of the board. David Kneisler, vice president, global quality at Dana Holding Corp., has been elected vice chairman. Both will serve 24-month terms, which became effective Jan. 1.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where for more than 25 years, OEMs, suppliers, service providers, government and academia have worked collaboratively to drive cost and complexity from the supply chain via global standards development and harmonized business practices. AIAG membership has grown to include preeminent OEMs such as Caterpillar, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co., Honda, Navistar International, Nissan, Toyota and many of their part suppliers and service providers. “AIAG exists to help companies work collaboratively on projects that drive the entire supply process toward peak performance, whether the metric is quality, cost or speed,” said J. Scot Sharland, executive director of AIAG. “John and David will help us take AIAG’s performance in its traditional focus areas to an even higher level of performance and guide the organization as we continue to expand into areas such as corporate responsibility, the environment and health and safety, where AIAG’s expertise in project management can add tremendous value.” Batchik, who had been AIAG vice chairman since January 2009, succeeds Brian Vautaw, formerly vice president, information technology, Lear Corp. “Brian’s tenure on the board of AIAG was marked by the most challenging economic conditions our members have ever faced and his contributions as chairman helped set the stage for companies to emerge from the recession more efficient and with higher quality,” said Sharland. “We thank him for his service.” Advertisement At Plymouth, Mich.-based Freudenberg-NOK, Batchik is responsible for directing central quality functions, establishing performance standards and developing and improving operating metrics. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in manufacturing management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He joined the AIAG board in 2006. “AIAG has been very successful for a long time in bringing OEMs, suppliers and service companies together to find better ways to do business,” Batchik said. “The value of teamwork and close collaboration was proven again during the recession. As chairman, I look forward to working with AIAG’s leadership and board to build on this model and set a course that will move the industry forward for the next generation.” At Dana, Kneisler oversees the Maumee, Ohio-based supplier’s global quality, warranty and technical problem solving initiatives. Kneisler earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan Technological University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. He joined the AIAG board in 2006. “The globalization of manufacturing, the increasing complexity of the supply chain process and the rise of new information technologies are making AIAG’s role more important than ever,” said Kneisler. “I am pleased to have this opportunity to work with Scot, John and the board to support the AIAG team and to promote their continuous improvement initiatives.”last_img read more

Letter To The Editor: Janecky Endorses Baker

first_imgBy LOUISE A. JANECKY (LOUI)Los AlamosDistrict 4 Voters,I am writing this letter to ask that you first and foremost vote in the current election.I am also writing to ask that you support Julia Baker for our LAPS District School board seat. She is the candidate most able to serve you well.I held this seat and served as your school board member (secretary, vice president and president) in the past. I know how much work it takes to be an effective school board member. School board members attend multiple meetings a month (not just school board meetings and work sessions, but they also attend joint meetings with county council and committee meetings).They are also required to travel to state workshops, clinics and meetings often enough to accumulate state credits to serve. A school board officer receives a thick packet before each meeting with their agenda. A diligent school board member reviews the packet thoroughly and researches topics before the meeting.Julia as a “stay at home mom” has the time, motivation and willingness to do all of this. She is already putting much time into this position as a candidate. She has been attending school board and community meetings, met her constituents by knocking on over 800 doors, and is keeping an up to date website and Facebook page where she discusses current issues and her priorities in running. Her dedication to her campaign shows her willingness to serve.Julia is a former 5th grade teacher, she understands the workings of a school district. She is well versed in current legislation and policy and has shown this in the League of Women Voters forum and other interviews. Julia is currently serving as Barranca Elementary PTO vice president and has received the endorsement of the LAFSE, the school employee’s union.Julia hopes to serve you and your children by fostering communication and passing budgets that align with students’ needs.Vote for the candidate that has the time and dedication to do the job. Vote for Julia Baker!last_img read more

FBI: Three Face Federal Charges In Peñasco Robbery

first_imgThree men have been charged federally in connection with the Nov. 11, robbery of a store in Peñasco. The three men had initial appearances today in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque. They were ordered detained until their preliminary/detention hearings Monday, Nov. 25. The FBI, with the assistance of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and New Mexico State Police, arrested Terance Quintana, Andrew Romero and Christopher Shemayme Thursday. FBI News: All three are charged with Interference with Commerce by Threats or Violence, and Quintana and Romero also are charged with Use of a Firearm during a Crime of Violence.last_img read more

January Events Planned At Los Alamos Nature Center

first_imgThe Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. Courtesy/PEECPEEC News:The Los Alamos Nature Center, operated by Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 2600 Canyon Road, has scheduled the following events for the month of January:   Wednesday, Jan. 1New Year. Same Birds.Get a jump start on your 2020 birding list by joining us for a morning of birding on New Year’s Day. Or try something new in the New Year! Joe Fitzgibbon and Bob Walker will lead this outing. 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM Admission: Free. More information at Sunday, Jan. 5Nature Yoga and Trail RunPractice yoga with Christa Tyson at the nature center, where you have a great view of nature. Optional: Arrive at 10:30 a.m. to join Christa for a pre-yoga run. 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Admission: yoga or run for $7/$5 for members; yoga and run for $12/$8 for members. More information at, Jan. 6Nature on Tap: Updates in AstronomyJoin local astronomers to discuss recent updates in astronomy and other topics of interest. 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Admission: Free. More information at, Jan. 10Gentle WalkA gentle walk for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Admission: Free. More information at, Jan. 10Homeschool Snowshoe HikeJoin PEEC’s education staff for a snowshoe hike especially for homeschoolers at Camp May! This trip is targeted for upper elementary school students, ages 8 and up. 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Admission: $4/PEEC members, $5/non-members, $0/accompanying adults. More information at, Jan. 10Fantastic FractalsSee fractals in nature as a full-dome planetarium show! 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Admission: $10/adult, $8/child. More information at, Jan. 11Intermediate Snowshoe OutingJoin PEEC and Jean Dewart for an intermediate, point-to-point snowshoe outing from the Las Conchas Trailhead to the East Fork Trailhead. This trip will cover 4.5 miles and about 800 feet of elevation gain. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Admission: $8/family and $4/person for PEEC and Los Alamos Mountaineer members, $10/family and $5/person for non-members. More information at, Jan. 11Feature Film: Superpower DogsJoin an immersive adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. This film is locally sponsored by Pet Pangaea LLC. 2:00 PM Admission: $6/adult, $4/child. More information at, Jan. 12Nature Yoga and Trail RunPractice yoga with Christa Tyson at the nature center, where you have a great view of nature. Optional: Arrive at 10:30 a.m. to join Christa for a pre-yoga run. 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Admission: yoga or run for $7/$5 for members; yoga and run for $12/$8 for members. More information at, Jan. 13Nature PlaytimeJoin local families for fun, hands-on activities, hikes, games, and stories in nature. 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Admission: Free. More information at Saturday, Jan. 4Feature Film: National Parks AdventureEnjoy incredible footage and stories from America’s national parks. This film is brought to Los Alamos by our sponsors: CB Fox, Metzger’s Hardware, and the Delle Foundation with additional funding from the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. 2:00 PM Admission: $6/adult, $4/child. More information at Friday, Jan. 3January Night Sky ShowLearn what is coming up in January’s night skies at an interactive tour of the heavens with Paul Arendt. 7:00 PM Admission: $6/adult, $4/child. More information at Friday, Jan. 3Gentle WalkA gentle walk for which the emphasis is on discovery, not mileage gained. 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Admission: Free. More information at Saturday, Jan. 4Los Luceros Historic Site Bird WalkSpend the morning at Los Luceros Historic Site with local birder Joe Fitzgibbon. Los Luceros offers easy access to massive old-growth cottonwoods and fantastic Rio Grande habitat. 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM Admission: $10/PEEC member, $12/non-member. More information at read more