You may be interested in… Oct 15, 2020 Barbados releases new COVID-19 Travel Protocols Oct 16, 2020 In his remarks at the ceremony the CARICOM Secretary General said it was a historic moment for Haiti and for the Community. He said he was very pleased to see that the CARICOM family has responded to the call and have come to celebrate with Haiti as it hosts CARIFESTA for the first time. The Secretary General also used the opportunity to congratulate and thank the Haitian President as well as the Government and People of Haiti, for their willingness and commitment to support regional integration, as demonstrated through the hosting of CARIFESTA XII. Thanks to the warm hospitality, generosity and hard work of our Haitian brothers and sisters, the CARICOM family is here to display over the next ten days, the immense creativity and phenomenal artistic skills and talents, of which we are justly proud, and for which we are world renowned. Ambassador LaRocque reiterated the CARICOM Heads of Government, Ministers of Culture and the artistic community’s commitment to the implementation of a new and improved CARIFESTA. He said everyone should do their best to ensure that each edition of the Festival is in line with the Region’s mission and brings us closer to the goal of presenting a “world-renowned mega festival of Caribbean cultural and artistic excellence that brings economic benefits, unites the region and excites all peoples”. (L-R)Secretary General of CARICOM Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, his wife Sandra LaRocque and Minister of Culture of Haiti Dithny Joan Raton during the opening ceremony for CARIFESTA XII. Sitting directly behind the SG is ASG in charge of Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Douglas Slater The Haitian President in very warm and heartfelt remarks said he was very pleased to see CARIFESTA XII happening in Haiti. He also used the opportunity to thank the CARICOM Secretary General and the people of CARICOM for helping to make it happen. President Martelly also extended gratitude to everyone involved in the planning and execution of the event. The event continued with performances from various Haitian artistes who wowed the audience with powerful voices and extraordinary talent but which were curtailed by rain. CARIFESTA XII continues today with the opening of the exhibition “Shared Memories” at the Haitian National Museum (Mupanah) and the opening of the Grand Market in Champ de Mars. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 16, 2020 Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Haitian ladies in tradition dress during the opening parade The twelfth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XII) opened last night with a plethora of exciting performances, speeches and fireworks! The event began with a parade of all the countries represented dressed in their traditional country wear and arriving in the Haitian traditional mode of transportation, tap-taps! It was a scene of pure excitement, vibrant colors and smiles all around. The Haitians were very gracious and the refrain “welcome to Haiti!” was a common feature of the night’s proceedings. The ceremony was attended by President of the Republic of Haiti H. E. Michel Martelly, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Minister of Culture, Haiti, Hon. Dithny Joan Raton, Minister of Culture, Sport and Youth, Barbados Hon. Stephen Lashley as well as other dignitaries and members of the diplomatic corps. Oct 16, 2020 CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Haiti making preparations for CARIFESTA XIIHaiti is currently making preparations to greet and host several thousands of people from the Region and other countries who are expected to converge there for CARIFESTA XII. The festival of arts and culture runs from August 21 to 30 and will feature events across the country. CARIFESTA, which is the largest…May 25, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”CARIFESTA XII closes on a high!The twelfth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts CARIFESTA XII has come to a close. The ten-day mega cultural event ended with a closing ceremony at the Kiosque Ocide Jeanty in Champs Mas, Haiti on Sunday night. The night’s activities included a culmination of performances from various Caribbean groups…August 31, 2015In “CARICOM”CARIFESTA XII Launch: a taste of vibrant, exciting event in AugustCARIFESTA XII in Haiti next month promises to be a vibrant and exciting event if the regional launch is anything to go by! Hundreds of Haitians and CARICOM delegates converged on the Ibo Lele Hotel for the regional launch of the regional mega-event on Tuesday evening. CARIFESTA will be held…July 8, 2015In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp
The Guyana Animation Network (GAN) has come in for high praise for its initiatives to push young people towards animation. Deputy Programme Manager, ICT4D at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms. Jennifer Britton, commended GAN as she made remarks at the launch of the organisation’s fourth annual summer camp at the University of Guyana in Georgetown on Friday 12 July. One hundred youths, including children in underprivileged communities, will be trained in animation, virtual reality, game design and coding, the Guyana Chronicle reported. Ms. Jennifer Britton (2nd, r), Deputy Programme Manager, ICT4D at the CARICOM Secretariat, with Concept 3D entrepreneurs at the CAN summer camp launch Ms. Britton said that the camps were impressive, continued to deal with new concepts every year and that they provided an opportunity for young people – who easily connected with the digital tools available today – to learn about animation, which was a developing industry in the Caribbean. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… Related Posts CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Animation is all around us – from Peppa pig to Aladdin – and increasingly, more youth are being exposed to the possibilities of animation. Animation is also the basis for simulation software being used in major industries including: event planning, education, marketing, shipping, physics, robotics, healthcare, 3D printing, and supply-chain logistics, and provides many new avenues for youth entrepreneurship and employment. Oct 15, 2020 She indicated that the work of GAN would allow the Secretariat to assess, in the context of the Single ICT Space, the responsiveness of young people to the industry which could influence its use as a pilot project in the rest of the Caribbean. As the world commemorates World Youth Skills day today – July 15 – the CARICOM Secretariat joins with the rest of the world to salute and support all persons and entities, like GAN, who are teaching young children and youth on skills such as digital literacy and citizenship and equipping them for surviving and thriving in the 21st century. Be smart – CARICOM ASG advises Guyana, Suriname animatorsBe smart in the business of animation. That’s a bit of sound advice that Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic Integration at the CARICOM Secretariat, Mr. Joseph Cox offered animators from Guyana and Suriname. The animators from the Guyana Animation Network and the Suriname Animation Network visited the CARICOM Secretariat on…August 28, 2016In “CARICOM”CARICOM Secretariat Staff Talent Celebration to engage Children in AnimationThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat annual Staff Talent Celebration takes place on 25 – 29 November 2019, at the CARICOM Secretariat under the theme “Culture and the Arts: Family and Children First!”. Staff will showcase their talents and that of their families in several categories such as the visual arts,…November 22, 2019In “CARICOM”Guyana Animation Network launchedThe Guyana Animation Network (GAN) was officially launched at an Open Day in the Generation Next Conference Hall in Georgetown, Guyana, on 2 July, 2016. GAN is a network established to use it resources to create and provide access to opportunities for persons within Guyana’s artistic, creative and technological communities;…July 9, 2016In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp
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. CARSON, Calif. — U.S. Auto Parts Network has appointed Theodore “Ted” Sanders, Jr. as chief financial officer (CFO). His appointment was effective Feb. 16. Sanders brings more than 25 years of diversified financial and operational management experience in both public and privately held companies and “Big Four” public accounting to U.S. Auto Parts. He joins the company after most recently serving as CFO of ViewSonic Corp. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Prior to joining ViewSonic, from 1997 to 2007 Sanders served as CFO of public company PC Mall Inc., a marketer of technology products with more than $1.2 billion in revenue in 2007, where he helped the company grow organically and through acquisition to offer more than 125,000 different products to more than 10 million customers. Sanders also successfully off-shored and managed certain sales and back-office functions to Canada and the Philippines. Prior to PC Mall, Sanders was the controller and director of finance for BAX Global, a $1.7 billion subsidiary of The Pittston Co., a global business and security services company. At Pittston, he also served as the director of internal audit. He started his career at Deloitte & Touche LLP and is a Certified Public Accountant.,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. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.
CORTLAND, N.Y. – Dale Soos has joined the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) as a senior project engineer in the company’s Cortland, N.Y., headquarters. In his position, Soos will be responsible for completing the development of the Lift Inspector Certification Program and assuring its successful implementation. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Soos holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Buffalo State College, is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has been active in the field of commercial, industrial and consumer product safety for more than 20 years. Prior to joining ALI, Soos held key product safety positions held within Intertek Testing Services, including the role of lead engineer for ALI’s Lift Safety Certification Program, ETL’s commercial garage equipment listing service and paint spray booths. Most recently, he served as staff engineer for large wind turbine generator evaluations, approvals and certification. “Dale’s expertise in the area of automotive lifts, including their practical application and our industry’s safety concerns, when coupled with his relevant experience in those other industries and roles, provides a unique insight into the factors and obstacles present as they relate to supporting today’s automotive lift inspection service companies and their inspectors,” said R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, president of ALI. With the growing demand for qualified people to perform annual safety inspections of automotive lifts from industry stakeholders such as lift users, government regulators and the insurance industry, ALI accepted the challenge of developing an official certification for those inspectors.Advertisement The cornerstone of ALI’s Lift Inspector Certification Program effort is ANSI/ALI ALOIM (Current Edition) – the American National Safety Standard for Operation, Inspection and Maintenance. O’Gorman said he believes the developing program holds promise to credential those doing the job right, while providing a model for those in need of improving their lift inspection skills.
First Station“Salade Nicoise”butter lettuce, albacore tuna, olives, eggs, haricot vert, mustard vinaigrette2017 Chateau Trinquevedel Tavel Rose Scenes from the 2018 Taste of Knowledge event. Photo by Leslie Bucklin LAPSF News: For “An Evening in Paris,” feel like you are dining in the most romantic city in the world without having to show your passport. The seated five course wine dinner will feature: Fifth PlateAssorted petit fours of strawberry, almond, chocolate, caramel, raspberry and mocha2016 Chateau Haut Mayne Sauternes The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is an independent organization that supports, challenges, and invests in a successful future for all Los Alamos Public School students. For “An Afternoon in Provence,” be transported to the beautiful French countryside for an afternoon of delectable food and wine. Attendees can stroll between five stations, each featuring a French dish expertly paired with a French wine. The stations include: Last year’s event raised $42,000, which enabled the LAPS Foundation to support 18 Great Ideas grants, 18 professional development and book group grants, and 17 mini grants. These grants spanned all schools in the district and impacted thousands of students. Some of the grants included: a timer for Science Bowl, books for elementary Reader’s Theater, a kit to build a blimp, continuation of a music sectionals program, and virtual reality headsets and software for an innovative new way of learning. Third PlateSteak au poivre – peppercorn crusted filet, haricot vert, potatoes dauphinoise2017 Charles Joguet Chinon “Cuvée Terroir” Fourth StationTriple creme brie, fresh figs and lavender honey2016 Chateau Haut Mayne Sauternes Reception Wine2017 Chateau Trinquevedel Tavel Rose Scenes from the 2018 Taste of Knowledge event. Photo by Leslie Bucklin Fifth StationMignardises of citron tartlets, petite Rocher truffles and fruit geleesBottex Bugey-Cerdon “La Cueille” Sparkling Wine, NV First PlateSalad of lobster, asparagus, avocado + baby endive; honey-caviar vinaigrette2018 Domaine du Salvant Cheverny Blanc Third StationChicken breast braised in tomatoes, garlic, rosemary and olives with sauteed gnocchi2018 Domaine du Salvant Cheverny Blanc Taste of Knowledge is a fundraiser for the Los Alamos Public Schools. Proceeds will benefit teachers, staff, students and facilities. The events will include silent and live auctions, with many exciting prizes generously donated by local businesses. Since its inception in 2005, the LAPS Foundation has donated more than $1 million to fund opportunities and materials for students, provide professional development for district educators, defray operating expenses, and assist with capital improvements to enrich learning environments in the Los Alamos public schools. Second Station“Ratatouille”grilled farmer’s market vegetables, baguette slices, extra virgin olive oil2015 Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Rouge“Reserve la Demoiselle” Once again the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café have partnered to present the Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Taste of Knowledge. The fundraiser is Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock. This year there will be two events: “An Afternoon in Provence” 2-4 p.m., and “An Evening in Paris” 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $60 and $95, respectively. To purchase tickets, visit www.tok.givesmart.com. Second PlateBisque of artichoke, golden potatoes and black truffles2017 Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc Fourth PlateDelice de Bourgogne, red fruit compote, brioche toast2017 Jean Foillard Beaujolais-Villages To learn more about the LAPS Foundation and how to get involved and/or make a donation, visit http://www.lapsfoundation.com or call 505.500.6501.
Seating is limited for both of these events, so call the nature center at 505.662.0460 or stop by to reserve tickets. Admission to both programs is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for children under age 4. PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org. For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email [email protected] or call 505.662.0460. Join Joyce Guzik at 7 p.m. today in the Nature Center’s planetarium to explore the latest updates on Cepheid variable stars. PEEC also will show the full-dome film ‘Out There’ at 2 p.m., Saturday. Courtesy/PEEC Cepheids also are a laboratory to test stellar interior physics, such as nuclear reaction rates for helium burning and opacities, under conditions not easily accessible in laboratories on Earth. Guzik will give an update from an international conference on Cepheid research held in in October in Cloudcroft at this talk. At this talk, Joyce Guzik will discuss topics on the latest Cepheid research and point out the locations and properties of several Cepheids in the night sky. “Out There” explores how the world’s most powerful telescopes have allowed more and more exploration of the universe. The film also showcases the sun, which is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in the galaxy. Cepheids are stars that brighten and dim periodically. Observations of these stars are well within the reach of amateur observers, with more than 200 Cepheids in the Milky Way. Cepheids show a period-luminosity relation that has been used to determine distances within the Milky Way Galaxy and to galaxies beyond. This is why they’re known as the yardsticks of the universe. The community is invited to the Los Alamos Nature Center at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22 to explore the latest discoveries related to Cepheid variable stars — the yardsticks of the universe. PEEC News: In addition to this talk, the nature center will play the full-dome film “Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds” at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23. For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, it’s now known that planets like the earth are nothing special in the cosmos. PEEC will show the full-dome film ‘Out There’ at 2 p.m., Saturday in the Nature Center’s planetarium. Courtesy/PEEC
Horse taking an afternoon snack Thursday at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com Horses romping together Thursday at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com Cat lazing in the sun on a roof Thursday at the North Mesa Stables. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
Restaurant Week News: The Blue Window Bistro at 1789 Central Ave. is hosting a special wine dinner for restaurant week – 6-9 p.m. Saturday, March 7 – and celebrating the arrival of a new and expanded wine list.Enjoy a 3 course meal the first week of March:$35 / person25 percent off all bottles of wine for Restaurant Week ParticipantsMonday through Friday5-8:30 p.m.March 2 through March 6General HoursLunch: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.Dinner: Monday-Friday 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.Lounge: Monday-Friday 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.The cost of the wine dinner is $75 per person and pre-paid reservations are required. Call 505.662.6305.
By BERNADETTE LAURITZENExecutive DirectorLos Alamos Retired & Senior OrganizationAlong with your monthly additions to the senior center calendars – please look for those at the bottom, I wanted to reflect on the much-discussed Coronavirus as it relates to our work at your senior centers. The first four cases of Coronavirus have been reported. Please make sure your only news source is a reputable one. www.cdc.gov is best.We’re strongly encouraging members to wash their hands, stay home if they are sick and refrain from shaking hands or hugging when possible. It takes practice, but a variety of greetings, like putting your hand over your heart, or just a kind word, are making their way into every day practice. Staff, have an abundance of caution and we remain vigilant with wiping down hard surfaces and paying extra attention to often handled items and locations. You will notice a few tables at lunch with less chairs for those who are trying to be conscious of proximity.We are in discussions with the county and the state for pro-active plans, in many, many areas. You’ll hear a lot soon, as we talk about emergency planning and fire season. We’ll update you as soon as we know more, and you are always welcome to call or email us. Please don’t contact staff if they are not working, if it can wait until the next business day.Common sense and kindness must prevail in our community. Here are simple things YOU can do to help. Make sure your paperwork, often called an assessment is up to date. That way, if you need a service from the center like transportation, etc., we are ready to serve on a moment’s notice. Unless you have a religious or medical reason not to get a flu shot, get one right away. The difference between the Coronavirus and the flu, is that you can be proactive.As the Director, you may still see me give someone a hug. It has always been my philosophy that you never know what is going on in someone’s day. I encourage you not to approach someone with open arms, because that might make someone feel awkward to decline. When in doubt, ask first, because it is better to be safe than sorry.Upcoming events:We will still hold regular activities until data tells us otherwise. This Friday, both centers will celebrate Pi(e) Day. If you’d like to bring a pie for our contest, contact the director of each site. Those attending lunch will get a free ticket to vote for their favorite.Emergency ManagementBeverly Simpson, the Los Alamos County Emergency Manager, will make presentations at both the BE and WR senior centers. Betty will host April 1 and White Rock April 2, both at 12:30 p.m. We will discuss the Emergency Registry, Code Red, wildfire season and perhaps entertain some Coronavirus questions. Her background and knowledge are astounding, so consider attending the talk.Imagination LibraryAt 12:30 p.m., April 2, we’ll be showing Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library with the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. Adults play a huge role in encouraging children to read, come learn how. We will also hold a small raffle to win some books, so consider bringing a dollar to participate.I thank you for your time. My staff works very hard and cares deeply for their seniors. We also could not exist without our wonderful volunteers and incredible volunteer program.
EPA Administrator Andrew WheelerEPA News:WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler hosted a series of conference calls Friday with large and small disinfectant manufacturers, including members of the Consumer Brands Association (CBA) and the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA). On the calls they discussed the agency’s expanded and expedited work in response to the outbreak under the Emerging Viral Pathogens Guidance for Antimicrobial Pesticides.“Today’s calls were extremely productive and demonstrate the importance of public and private sector collaboration, not only in times of great stress, but every day,” Wheeler said. “Our collaboration is critical to slowing the spread of this virus, keeping us safe and healthy. By expediting reviews – both in labeling familiar products, and by approving new products for market – we’re aiding American families and communities across America.”“We appreciate all that Administrator Wheeler and the EPA are doing to help our industry keep manufacturing life-saving products,” said Consumer Brands Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman. “From disinfectants to hand sanitizers and soap, our companies are doing their best to operate at full capacity. We commend the EPA for its commitment to preventing supply chain disruptions and getting these products in the hands of Americans when they need them most.”“Knowing that you are using the most effective products is critically important when you are trying to protect your family,” said Household and Commercial Products Association President and CEO Steve Caldeira. “We encourage everyone to check the product against EPA’s list by finding the registration number on the product label. Read the label, follow the directions and pay attention to how long the product should stay on the surface you’re cleaning. HCPA applauds EPA for working so hard to provide consumers and manufacturers an expeditious and transparent means to identify effective products to mitigate this challenging public health crisis”In 2016, EPA established a process for adding emerging viral pathogen claims to EPA-registered disinfectant products to accelerate the availability of products when a public health crisis is declared.Under the emerging viral pathogen program, EPA has expedited the review of submissions from companies requesting to add emerging viral pathogen claims to their already registered surface disinfectant labels. In many cases, the agency has been able to approve claims within 14 days, as resources allow, compared to the 90-day window these claims typically take. Today, as part of the agency’s expedited efforts, EPA added new products to List N, including products that went through the expedited review process for emerging viral pathogens. The total number of products on the list is now approaching 300.Background Information for Registrants:In order for EPA to continue to quickly review expedited submissions for adding the emerging viral pathogens claim, registrants should review the Emerging Viral Pathogen Claims for SARS-CoV-2: Submission Information for Registrants webpage and submit all the listed information. Among the key pieces needed are product specific terms of registration and a revised label that includes the emerging viral pathogens claim.Background Information for Consumers:When purchasing a product, check if its EPA registration number is included on List N. If it is, you have a match and the product can be used against SARS-CoV-2. You can find this on the product label – just look for the first two sets of numbers of the EPA Reg. No.Products may be marketed and sold under different brand names, but if they have the same first two sets of EPA registration numbers, they are related products. If EPA Reg. No. 12345-12 is on List N, you can buy EPA Reg. No. 12345-12-2567 and use the same contact time and virus from List N.To view the most up-to-date list of EPA-registered disinfectant products, visit https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2