first_img Sep 10, 2020 Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to consider climate change protocol at 8th Special Meeting in Barbados(Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—Fisheries ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to deliberate upon a new Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture when they meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, 11 October 2018, at the…October 10, 2018In “Agriculture”Region advancing protocol on Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management in FisheriesBELIZE CITY, BELIZE, THURSDAY, 19 April 2018 (CRFM)—Fisheries officials from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) met on 18 April, 2018, at the Montserrat Cultural Centre. The meeting was held to review and validate the Draft Protocol to Integrate Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in…April 19, 2018In “CARDI”Assessing vulnerability to climate change in Montserrat’s fisheries sectorBrades, February 19, 2018 –  The Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Housing, Lands and Environment (MATHLE) will be working with stakeholders from the public sector, civil society, including fisherfolk and their organisations, and the private sector to assess the vulnerability of Montserrat’s fisheries sector…February 20, 2018In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture NASA Features Belizean Scientist, Emil Cherrington and… Sep 4, 2020 Sep 3, 2020 ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett center_img Make COVID Recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and… Oct 7, 2020 Climate change impacts are expected to have increasingly negative effects on species populations, fisheries production, livelihoods, food safety and fisheries management and multilateral relations. A new research report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) cautions that climate change is expected to significantly reduce fisheries globally by 2050, including in the Caribbean. The report also advises countries to build a more sustainable and resilient sector through climate adaptation and mitigation strategies that can protect marine species, as well as strengthen fisheries production, food security, revenues, and fisheries governance. Titled Impacts of Climate Change on Fisheries and Aquaculture: Synthesis of Current Knowledge, Adaptation, and Mitigation Options, the 654-page report is the world’s most comprehensive publication on climate change and fisheries to date. Read more at: Barbados Today Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in…last_img read more

Ira Davis Joins ARI

first_imgDeMoulpied 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. MCHENRY, IL — Ira Davis has joined ARI as vice president of purchasing and logistics. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Davis brings broad experience in purchasing, remanufacturing and distribution to ARI. He comes from Forecast Products where he served as vice president, general manager for the company, with a focus on importing and distribution of automotive components, since 2002. Prior to that assignment, he worked with Beck/Arnley from 1976 to 2001 when the company grew to become one of the largest suppliers of parts for import vehicles in the aftermarket. He served as president from 1996 to 2001. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,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.  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 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. last_img read more

first_imgANN ARBOR, MI — Aftermarket sales specialist Catherine Gallagher has accepted the position of senior vice president, CARQUEST Sales, effective September 7, 2005. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“We couldn’t have asked for a better person to lead our customer relationship efforts with CARQUEST,” said John Washbish, president of Affinia’s CRM team. “Not only does she know and appreciate our customer relationships, but she has a working knowledge of our business. She has proven experience with CARQUEST, a long-standing career in the aftermarket and has even worked as a Raybestos District Manager.” Gallagher will be the key contact person within Affinia for all product lines sold to CARQUEST, involved in decisions regarding sales, marketing, pricing, product, distribution and customer service to CARQUEST. She will work closely with CARQUEST to coordinate sales and marketing activities to attain sales growth consistent with the objectives of Affinia and CARQUEST. Gallagher comes to Affinia from Federal Mogul, where she served as director of CARQUEST Sales & Marketing, coordinating program development and holding budgetary and management responsibilities, including overseeing price and contract negotiations. While at Federal Mogul, she also held the position of CARQUEST sales manager, CARQUEST marketing manager, and numerous sales positions throughout her career with Federal Mogul. A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Gallagher began her career in the automotive aftermarket working as store manager for Krouse Auto Parts in New Bethlehem, PA. She has also served as a district sales Manager for Raybestos. Advertisement_______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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 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.  ROME, Ga. — Mauro Pessi will assume the post of CEO for Pirelli Tire North America, effective Oct. 1. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Pessi has had a long association with Pirelli, most recently having served as vice president of sales and marketing and then CEO, of Latin American operations. He rejoins The Pirelli Group after his departure in 2008 to become CEO at Brembo. Pessi will replace Hugh Pace, who is retiring after having been chairman and CEO of the company for nearly three years. Pace will continue his role as chairman through the year’s end.,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. last_img read more

first_imgFBI News: May 25, 2018, a separate jury found Joe Gallegos, 48, of Los Lunas, N.M., Billy Garcia, 63, of Albuquerque and Arturo Arnulfo Garcia, 38, of Denver, Colo., guilty of multiple offenses. In particular, the jury found Joe Gallegos and Billy Garcia guilty of murdering a person identified as F.C. March 26, 2001. June 12, 2019, Baca was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of J.M., and to XXX for conspiracy to murder J.M. and conspiracy to murder D.S. and G.M. The jury also found Joe Gallegos guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and murdering a person identified as A.B. Nov. 12, 2012. The jury also found Garcia guilty of murdering a person identified as R.G. March 26, 2001. The jury also found Arturo Arnulfo Garcia guilty of murdering F.S. June 17, 2007. These defendants were previously charged along with 17 others for murder and other offenses in a superseding indictment. Several of those charged went to trial while others pleaded guilty. March 12, 2018, a jury found Anthony Ray Baca, 55, of Albuquerque and Carlos Herrera, XX, of XXX. N.M., guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and murdering a person identified as J.M. March 7, 2014. The jury also found Baca guilty of conspiracy to murder a person identified as D.S. and another person identified as G.M. June 11, 2019, Herrera was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of J.M. and to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to murder J.M. Herrera must serve these sentences consecutively to sentences previously imposed against him in the Second Judicial District Court of New Mexico. Daniel Sanchez, 46, of Albuquerque, was found guilty along with Baca and Herrera for conspiring to murder and murdering J.M. He received a sentence of XXX. Edward Troup, 44, of Albuquerque was found guilty along with Arturo Arnulfo Garcia of murdering F.S. Troup received a sentence of XXX. Andrew Gallegos, XX, of XXX, N.M. was found guilty along with Joe Gallegos of conspiracy to murder and murdering A.B. He received a sentence of XXX. June 11, 2019, Gallegos was sentenced to life in prison for murdering F.C. and A.B. and to 120 months in prison for conspiring to murder A.B.  Billy Garcia was sentenced to life in prison for murdering F.C. and R.G. Arthuro Arnulfo Garcia was sentenced to life in prison for murdering F.S. This case was investigated by the Albuquerque Office of the FBI with assistance from the New Mexico Corrections Department, New Mexico State Police, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, Metropolitan Correction Center, Albuquerque Police Department, U.S. Marshals Service, and the El Paso, Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas and Knoxville FBI divisions. Assistant U.S. Attorneys of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico are prosecuting the case. Other defendants in this case have also been sentenced. In particular, Chris Garcia, 43, of Albuquerque pleaded guilty January 25, 2018, to conspiracy to murder G.M and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He also pleaded guilty in separate cases to racketeering conspiracy, distribution of cocaine and heroin, and possession with intent to distribute heroin. Garcia received a total sentence of 30 years in prison. ALBUQUERQUE ― Five members of the Syndicato New Mexico prison gang were sentenced to life in prison this week in federal court in Las Cruces after juries convicted them in 2018 of committing murder in aid of racketeering.last_img read more

first_imgBy BECKY RUTHERFORDLos AlamosYour phone rings, you pick up, and it’s “Microsoft” calling to let you know that you have “a virus” on your computer. What do you do?Pay whatever they are asking to have them remove it.Hang up.My computer has a virus?? OH NO!!! Kill it with fire!!!Hopefully, you answered, “B. Hang up.”  Microsoft, Apple, Dell, etc. will NEVER ever call you to tell you there is a problem with your computer.  These scammers will try to get you to hand over remote access to your computer so they can “fix” it. They will then install malware to lock up your computer and ask you to pay a “fee” to fix it.This is not how tech support plans work.  You will always be the initiator for tech support requests, so if you get one of these calls, hang up. But did you know that there is more to these tech support scams then just phone calls?  Read on…The “Pop-up” ScamYou are browsing the internet when a giant pop up fills your screen “YOUR COMPUTER IS INFECTED WITH MALWARE CLICK HERE.”  These pop-ups are themed to look like they come from a legitimate source, such as Norton or Symantec antivirus.  It is best not to click on the X to close the window; instead use the Windows task manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del buttons to bring up the task manager, and then kill the browser process.  If you are using a Mac, you can press Cmd+Opt+Esc to bring up the Force Quit menu and select the app you want to kill. If the pop-up reappears after you have done this and restarted your browser, reboot your computer; this should make the pop-up go away.To avoid these, avoid clicking the “click bait” ads along the bottom and sides of websites.  These are ads, but they are themed to look like legitimate web page content.  Use an ad blocker like AdBlocker Plus, and set your browser settings to block pop-ups and ads as much as possible.Advertising/Paid Search/Confusing Results Scams Companies can pay Google and other search engines to “optimize” their search results, putting them at the top of your search.  Be careful before you click on search results!  You might end up calling an imposter and getting ripped off.  Make sure you are clicking or calling the official company, not a look-alike site’s number.  Don’t assume that you have found the official information- always go to the company’s official website directly to verify. Amazon’s customer service numbers have been frequently spoofed in Google and other searches.  Just go directly to your Amazon account to contact them, do not Google or use Facebook to search for this information. Tech Support “Refund” ScamIf you are unlucky enough to fall for a tech support scam, guess what?  The scammers save your contact information so they can call you back to ask you if you were happy with the “services” you got.  If you say, no…they will offer to give you a refund and ask for your bank account, credit card or other payment information.  Another possible angle- they will say they are going out of business, and that is why they are refunding you.  Just hang up. What’s the Deal with These Scams?A whole industry has evolved around the tech support scams, mostly based out of India.  There are entire call centers of people who make their living ripping people off. In 2018 alone, people reported losing $55 million to tech support scams, according to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission).  People aged 60 and older were about five times more likely to report losing money to these scams.  The FBI reported a 161% increase in victim’s losses to these in 2018.  What Can You Do?Some good advice from the FTC:https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-spot-avoid-and-report-tech-support-scamsThese scams are not going away any time soon; the people behind them are making too much money.  Be aware, don’t get scammed!  If something feels wrong, it probably is.Editor’s note: Becky Rutherford works in information technology at Los Alamos National Laboratory.last_img read more

first_imgMiguel Hoffman volunteers his time and talent to remove dead branches on old Ponderosa pine trees around the Hans Bethe House. Courtesy/Los Alamos Historical Society By BERNADETTE LAURITZENExecutive DirectorLARSOOften large contributions get the spotlight while small acts of kindness go unrecognized … but the generosity of Miguel Hoffman has not gone unnoticed. Hoffman grew up in Los Alamos and is now giving back to the community by donating his time and talents to help tend history. He recently provided his expertise to the Los Alamos Historical Society in a way few might realize as a volunteer opportunity.“We were concerned about the dead branches on some of our old Ponderosa pine trees around the Hans Bethe House, falling this winter,” said Los Alamos Historical Society Executive Director Liz Martineau. “His willingness to use his talents and experience to help the Historical Society take care of these old trees is a real blessing.”Martineau knows that when people like Miguel volunteer their time and talent to keep our historic properties looking great it makes our community a better place.Hoffman is a certified arborist specializing in tree preservation and risk mitigation. His certifications include Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, Electrical Lineman Certification and he is an associate member of the Asthetic Pruner’s Association. He is knowledgeable about arborist issues and available for consultations.“The Los Alamos History Museum relies on the generosity of members and volunteers,” Martineau said. “One unique thing about our nonprofit is that we own properties, which offers amazing opportunities for the community, but (like any old property) they require a great deal of care.”The Los Alamos Historical Society needs people with special skills: landscaping, plumbing, construction, electricity, graphic design, data and more. They invite those interested to visit their historic properties to see if their skill meets a need at the Los Alamos Historical Society.last_img read more

first_imgCOUNTY News:As a result of Governor Lujan Grisham’s declaration of a public health emergency this week, due to reported COVID-19 cases in New Mexico, County Clerk Naomi Maestas is taking proactive measures, beginning Monday, March 16, and until further notice, the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office will suspend all in-person services and transactions.Customers may drop off items in its designated drop-box located outside the Clerk’s Office, and the items will be mailed back to customers after processing. Any urgent matters needing in-person services, will be handled through appointments made by calling the office.“Though I realize these changes will cause some inconvenience, I feel this is an appropriate response to the current challenges faced by the COVID-19 virus that protects both my staff and the public, while also continuing to deliver the important daily services of my office,” Maestas said. “I appreciate your cooperation and for the safety and well-being of the entire community, I encourage the public to abide by all the best practices being recommended by public health officials to limit the potential spread of this virus.”Except for those services previously noted, there will be no further face-to-face processing at the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office for the time being. Customers may utilize the Online Records Portal for searching documents. For searching probate and marriage records, or to apply for a marriage license online, customers may use the Probate & Marriage Online Records Portal.Maestas and her staff are working closely with the New Mexico Secretary of State and Los Alamos County officials for their support and preparedness related to the upcoming Primary Election. At this time, there have been no changes to the upcoming election cycle.However, for those who are concerned about health risks posed by COVID-19, there are a few election related items that can be handled on-line or through the United States Postal mail service. Citizens are reminded to utilize http://www.NMVote.org for voter registration and to other election related services.Voting Absentee by Mail New Mexico is a no excuse state related to voting absentee by mail. Therefore, rest assured, citizens will always be able to cast a ballot in Los Alamos County and have their voice heard. For those who are concerned about the health risk or simply prefer to vote from home, Maestas said she reminds citizens that voting absentee by mail is secure, confidential and all absentee ballots are counted. For more election related information, visit the Clerk’s elections information webpage or feel free to call the office.Maestas encourages the public to utilize the New Mexico Department of Health for the most accurate information about COVID-19 going forward. The DOH has established a call center to address questions from the public. If anyone has questions regarding COVID-19 or  concerns that they may have been exposed to the virus, please call 1-800-600-3453. The hotline is available 24/7. The public can also find more information and ongoing updates at the DOH website: http://cv.nmhealth.orgAs this situation continues to evolve, the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office will share updates on any additional changes to daily operations via the web at www.losalamosnm.us/clerk, and through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram  channels.If individuals have questions, please call 505.662.8010 or email at clerks@lacnm.us.last_img read more

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