Sep 10, 2020 Sep 3, 2020 Make COVID Recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and… Oct 7, 2020 Panos Caribbean launches new climate justice campaign(Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) On the eve of the next global climate change conference to be held in Poland in December, and following the release of a special report by the International Panel on Climate Change that highlights the urgent need for action by governments, industries and individuals to…November 29, 2018In “CARICOM”Caribbean Prime Ministers press for coordinated action to address climate changBy Indi Mclymont-Lafayette, Journalist in Morocco (contributed) THE PRIME Ministers of Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, and Dominica were present to highlight the impacts of climate change on their islands and lobby for international action to curb climate change during the final week…November 19, 2016In “General”COP24: Climate Change is a Gender Issue(PANOS / OECS Media Release) The OECS Commission, OECS climate change representatives and PANOS Caribbean are participating in COP24 – the global climate conference being held at Katowice, Poland, to advance the position of its Small Island Developing States in the global fight against climate change. About 20 000 people…December 11, 2018In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett NASA Features Belizean Scientist, Emil Cherrington and… The Climate Conference COP21 opened in Paris yesterday and, to accompany and support the efforts of Caribbean delegates in the difficult negotiations of the next two weeks, Caribbean artists have released a theme song that calls on the world to recognise and respect the legitimate claims of small islands in the face of climate change. With lyrics written by Kendel Hippolyte and music composed and produced by Ronald Boo Hinkson, this song stresses the need for greater climate justice and for a shared commitment to combat climate change. This project has brought together several of the Caribbean’s greatest and most conscious artists, as part of a regional campaign spearheaded by Panos Caribbean in collaboration with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre and other regional partners. Sep 4, 2020 Artists performing on the song include Banky Banx from Anguilla, BelO from Haiti, E.sy Kennenga from Martinique, Jessy Leonce, Ace Loctar and Shayne Ross from Saint Lucia, David Rudder from Trinidad, Aaron Silk from Jamaica, and Taj Weekes and Deridee Williams from Saint Lucia. “How the song all came together is still astounding”, says Kendel Hippolyte. “Each person gave time, gave talent, gave art, gave heart. For Caribbean civilisation – because that’s what we’re fighting to save and pass on”. Over the past few weeks, under the motto “1 point 5 to stay alive”, artists, media workers, civil society organisations and government officials have worked together to raise awareness of the importance of the negotiations now taking place in Paris and of their major implications for the Caribbean. One of the messages conveyed in this campaign, which was launched by Saint Lucia’s Minister of Sustainable Development Dr James Fletcher in October, is the need for the Paris conference to deliver a legally binding agreement, a transparent and verifiable agreement that limits carbon emissions and ensures that global temperatures do not rise more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The campaign, also seeks to highlight the fact that it is the poorest countries, communities and people that are the most vulnerable to climate change, and that the fight against climate change is also the fight against poverty and for social justice. ### The song is available for listening and downloads for public broadcast at https://soundcloud.com/panos-caribbean For more information, visit: www.1point5.info – Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture
(Jamaica Observer) The best-selling reggae album of 2018, has won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. Sting and Shaggy’s 44/876 were declared winners (Sunday) afternoon during the Grammy Premiere Ceremony at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. “I’d like to thank my partner in crime, Sting. He made the project feel like the biggest project ever,” said Shaggy during his acceptance speech. He continued: “My family is here, my lovely wife (Rebecca) and my daughter, Sydney. Big up the Jamaica crew in the place and big up all the nominees in the category. Big up every time.” Read more a: Jamaica Observer Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Gong strong at 75: Love lessons from my father Aug 23, 2019 CARICOM Secretary General pleased with Regional cultural… Feb 6, 2020 You may be interested in… Island Beats Issa Vibe: #CARIFESTAXIV “Lit” Performances on stage for CARIFESTA XIV Aug 27, 2019 Koffee Cops Grammy Nomination With EP, Rapture(Jamaica Gleaner) In addition to her age, the other elements that take the euphoria of 19-year-old Koffee’s Reggae Grammy nomination up a few notches are the fact that she did it on her first-ever attempt, and her submission is not a full-length album. Reggae artiste and promoter of the annual…November 21, 2019In “Culture”Koffee wins Best Reggae Grammy for Rapture EP(Loop Jamaica) You can add Grammy Award winner to her accolades as the 19-year-old recording artiste copped the Best Reggae Album Grammy Award at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles (Sunday evening). Koffee ousted Julian Marley’s As I Am; The Final Battle: Sly & Robbie…January 26, 2020In “Associate Member States”Gong strong at 75: Love lessons from my father(Jamaica Observer) IN 2006, Ziggy Marley, first son of reggae icon Bob Marley, released the album Love is My Religion . His second solo project, it went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album that year. The lyrics of the title track reflect a very personal mantra…February 6, 2020In “Culture”Share this on WhatsApp Aug 20, 2019 The other nominees were Reggae Forever by Etana, As the World Turns by Black Uhuru, Rebellion Rises by Ziggy Marley and A Matter of Time by Protoje.
A High Level Advocacy Forum on Statistics will be held next week as the Region continues to place more emphasis on the production and use of quality statistics. The Forum, the third of its kind in the Region, will be held in St. George’s, Grenada, on 22 February 2018 under the theme ‘Investing in Statistics to build resilience and to achieve sustainable economic growth and development in the Caribbean Community’. Lead Head of Government with responsibility for Science and Technology, Dr. the Hon Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, will deliver the feature address at the opening of the Forum which will draw participation from senior government officials, other regional and international officials and international development partners. FLASHBACK: Delegates at the first High Level Forum on Statistics held in St. George’s, Grenada in 2014 The Forum will take advantage of the momentum generated with the endorsement of the framework for the Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics (RSDS). CARICOM Heads of Government endorsed the framework last year during their Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting of the Conference. Their endorsement completes Phase One of the RSDS development plan, which was built on the results of the Diagnostic Assessment of the National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of Caribbean countries done in 2011/2013, and the assessment of the CARICOM Statistical System done in 2016/2017. The RSDS was jointly produced by the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS) and with funding support of the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21). Oct 16, 2020 CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Oct 16, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 16, 2020 The RSDS is aimed at strengthening and improving the availability of quality statistics for evidence-based decision-making across the Region. It is considered to be the Region’s gateway to building resilience and achieving sustainable development that is anchored on sound data. The Forum will explore Member States’ political commitment to the RSDS, and the areas of greatest needs for the transformation and modernisation of the National Statistical Systems. Discussions will also focus on resource mobilisation support from international development partners for the upgrade of statistics through the CARICOM RSDS. The Forum will be preceded by a High Level Seminar on the 2020 Round of Population and Housing Census on 21 February. where implementation of the CARICOM RSDS will again be the centre of discussions. Presentations will cover Census Management and Planning with the aim of delivering timely, high quality census results. There will also be a focus on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and its role in Census data collection, processing and dissemination, and enabling ICT applications in the roll out of the RSDS. Participants will also focus on governance arrangements to transform and modernize the CARICOM Statistical System as well as promoting and sustaining a culture of statistics. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Related Posts Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Rich discussion, political commitment expected at Statistics High Level ForumCommitment from governments of the Region to strengthen national statistics systems is one of the key outcomes of the High Level Advocacy Meeting on Statistics that will be held on Friday, 22 February 2019 in St. George’s, Grenada. The Forum will be held under the theme ‘Investing in Statistics to…February 20, 2019In “Audio”Regional Seminar on Statistics focuses on 2020 Census, RSDSA Regional High Level Seminar on Statistics focusing on the 2020 Round of Population and Housing Census and the Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics (RSDS) got underway in St. George’s, Grenada, Thursday morning. The Seminar at the Grenada Trade Centre explores the role of the Census in the…February 21, 2019In “Associate Member States”CARICOM Regional Statistics Strategy advances to Heads of GovernmentMinisters responsible for CARICOM Affairs have recommended that the Strategic Framework of the CARICOM Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics (RSDS) be placed before CARICOM Heads of Government in July for endorsement. The recommendation came after the Ministers deliberated on the Strategic Framework of the CARICOM RSDS during the…May 23, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp
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. 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 NORTHVILLE, Mich. – Fras-le North America Inc. has announced that Randy Mordue is now director of sales and marketing for the company’s North American commercial and light vehicle aftermarket. Previously, he was only responsible for the light vehicle segment. His added commercial responsibilities extend to both medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. He will continue to report to Fras-le’s Director of Operations Zomar Oliveira. Mordue joined Fras-le in 2010 to increase the presence of Fras-le’s light-vehicle disc brake pad line in the automotive aftermarket throughout North America. He has more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, national account and new business development. Before joining Fras-le, Mordue was general manager of aftermarket and OES sales and marketing for Akebono Brake Corp. “Randy’s expanded role helps unify all our sales efforts for the aftermarket under one director,” said Oliveira. “This change will help us better extend service levels to our customers and corresponds with the planned addition of more sales professionals to enhance our commercial and light vehicle business.” To help bolster its aftermarket coverage, Fras-le recently added 317 new part numbers to its new 2011 catalog. “I’m personally excited about the additional responsibilities,” said Mordue. “I look forward to driving the relationships with our automotive and commercial customers forward.” AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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. 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.
SFNF News: Smoke will likely be visible from Santa Fe, Tesuque, Glorieta, Pecos Canyon, El Dorado and I-25. Smoke may settle into lower elevations and drainages overnight but should lift by midmorning. Lingering smoke may be present for up to one week after ignitions are complete. The Santa Fe Watershed prescribed burn is specifically designed to improve and protect the 17,384-acre Municipal Watershed, which provides 40% of the water for the City of Santa Fe, by removing dead forest fuels and reducing the risk of high-intensity wildfire. Prescribed fire is always managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority. SANTA FE ― Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) plan to take advantage of favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, wind direction and weather forecasts, to initiate a prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed on the Española Ranger District as early as Monday, Sept. 16. Due to the Watershed’s proximity to the city and terrain that tends to direct smoke toward Santa Fe, prescribed burns within its boundaries may impact populated areas. The SFNF works closely with the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) and the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) to monitor air quality during a planned ignition and limit the severity of smoke impacts. Up to 350 acres north of Nichols Reservoir near Granite Point in the lower Watershed will be treated with hand and aerial ignitions. The burn will be completed in one day. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory problems or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health by using the 5-3-1 visibility method can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) website at https://nmtracking.org/fire. People with health concerns can also call NMDOH at 505.827.0006 for additional information. For information on the HEPA filter loan program, go to https://facnm.org/smoke#smokeanchor5. The exact date will depend on fuel conditions on site. Fire updates are posted on the New Mexico Fire Information website at www.nmfireinfo.com, www.facebook.com/SantaFeNF and Twitter @SantafeNF. For more information, contact the Española Ranger Station at 505.753.7331.
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 61 with sunny skies and a 20 percent chance of rain after midnight, mixing with snow after 3 a,m. Monday and a low arond 35. Courtesy/NWSCourtesy/NWSCourtesy/NWS
Campground: There are many campsites near the lake which make for a nice view. There is camping for RVs as well as tent camping and a nice day use area for picnics. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com By GARY WARRENPhotographerFormerly of Los Alamos The centerpiece of the park is a small lake, which provides fishing and many other water activities. Mist Fog: On the afternoon of our arrival, the weather was misty and foggy. It was not conducive to many outdoor activities but did create some interesting photos around the lake. Fortunately for us the weather cleared overnight and we woke up to sunny skies the next morning. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com Afternoon Breezes: Breezes in the late afternoon create ripples on the lake as the sunlight begins to fade into sunset. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com Editor’s note: Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he shares his photographs, which appear in the ‘Posts from the Road’ series published in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post. Sunset: After the sunset, the winds calmed and the lake became as smooth as glass. The colors of sunset filled the skies and reflected in the lake which created a great photo opportunity. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com Miles of hiking and biking trails are available in addition to the lake activities. Tyler State Park is a state park in Texas located about 100 miles east of Dallas near the town of Tyler.
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 40 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 25. Courtesy/NWS
Chairman Steve PearceGOP News:New Mexico State Police served the pastor of New Hope Revival Church in Sierra County Mother’s Day with a Cease & Desist order for his House of Worship. The following is a statement from State Republican Party Chairman Steve Pearce about this “continued attack” on New Mexicans’ rights:“The State Police C&D order against the church Sunday was just the latest example of how peoples’ rights are being trampled on. This goes beyond a small business being fined unfairly to save lives and livelihoods. The state’s position is now to ignore the notion that our Constitution continues even in a crisis and to infringe upon the civil rights of our citizens and their rights to freely worship. This action is nothing less than government overstepping its bounds and failing to justly and equitably deal with the pandemic across the state.”
Hikers spotted recently on a local trail. Photo by Jim GourdouxBy KIRSTEN LASKEYLos Alamos Daily [email protected] the public health order slowly rolling back, people are venturing outside their homes and into the great outdoors.“We’ve definitely seen an increased use of the trails,” said Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist Eric Peterson.While the County trails and open spaces are there for all to use; the public is reminded to be courteous so everyone can enjoy their time in nature.Peterson said hikers, bikers and equestrians need to give each other space and follow guidelines for multi-use trails. He pointed out a good rule of thumb is the trail courtesy triangle. Trail Courtesy Triangle:Bikers yield to hikers and equestrians; andHikers yield to equestrians.“We really just ask people to talk to one another and inform them of their presence,” Peterson said. “We just ask people to observe and be aware of their surrounding and use common courtesy.”Another thing to keep in mind is parking. Peterson said parking has exceeded the capacity at some trailheads. If a parking lot at a trailhead is full, he recommends moving to a new area or trail.He noted there is ample parking at the aquatic center, which is the location for many trailheads. Another good spot with an ample parking lot is the Quemazon Trail.With the County implementing stage II fire restrictions, Peterson said people should be mindful of the restrictions when venturing on the trails and area campsites.No campfires, fireworks, smoking or explosions are permitted. However, propane grills are permitted, he said.New to hiking or recreating in the area?Peterson said it is important to “be prepared, check the weather and know what you are getting into.”He said people should know their limits; people may come from lower elevations and should be cautious about going on long, strenuous trails, added that having sun protection and plenty of water is important, too.Not only have people been itching to get outside but they are eager to help keeps the trails in good condition, Peterson said.While there are no organized group events, Peterson said he will coordinate with volunteers to do work on the trails as well as make sure the work is done safely.Since the Youth Conservation Corps was canceled this year, community volunteers are welcomed, he said. The work can be as simple as bringing a pair of shears while hiking to clip back overgrown plants.People also can serve as Peterson’s eyes and ears. If they spot something like a downed tree or erosion, they can report it to him.“It helps out a lot when they report back,” he said.All of the County’s trails are now open; it is a privilege to have so many trails available, Peterson said, especially with the current pandemic situation.“We are grateful that we do have trails to get out on and enjoy and get away from what’s going on,” he said. “It really makes you appreciate the trail system during these times.”If interested in volunteering, contact Peterson at [email protected] If interested in accessing printable maps of local trails, click here.