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first_img Sep 30, 2020 Maritime Webinars Coming for CARICOM Students Sep 29, 2020 Related Posts A CARICOM Youngster Excelling in the Maritime Industry CARICOM Youth Ambassadors and other participants of the Caribbean Forum for Youth, Population and Development, chatted with Communications Officer, Jascene Malcolm during the event that was held in Georgetown, Guyana, 24-26 July, 2018. Listen to their views:center_img CARICOM Youth Ambassadors’ Message – Caribbean… Aug 11, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Samaidy Akima, the CARICOM Youth Ambassador from Suriname, let’s get to know her!The CARICOM Secretariat recently hosted a Forum on Youth Population and Development at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown Guyana. The Forum was hosted in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), EU Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, (UNECLAC), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Commonwealth Secretariat and other…July 30, 2018In “Associate Member States”Introducing Andre Browne, Dean of the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors CorpsSenior government officials from the Caribbean in the areas of population, youth and development, representatives of Caribbean youth, international organisations, civil society and academia are attending a Forum on Youth Population and Development in Georgetown, Guyana. Five of the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYAs) are also participating in this forum which is…July 26, 2018In “Associate Member States”Meet McAllister Hunt, Saint Lucia’s CARICOM Youth AmbassadorThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is currently hosting a Forum on Youth Population and Development in collaboration with the UNFPA, ECLAC, the Caribbean Development Bank and other stakeholders. The Forum is being held at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana, 24-26 July, 2018. Saint Lucia in the house! https://t.co/va0X4CwLw8 —…July 25, 2018In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Petoskey Plastics Announces Several Executive Appointments

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first_imgPETOSKEY, MI – Petoskey Plastics announced several executive appointments this week.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementCharles Donlin has joined the Petoskey Plastics sales team as sales manager on the company’s automotive aftermarket team. Donlin’s 15 years of experience in sales includes work with industrial supply and media companies that focused in part on the car dealer market. He is based in the Birmingham, MI, sales office, and is responsible for building sales of Petoskey’s automotive aftermarket products through the company’s global network of distributors.Darrell Hill (not pictured) has joined Petoskey Plastics as production shift manager at its Morristown, TN, facility. A U.S. Army veteran, Hill brings an extensive background in blown film extrusion, manufacturing and shipping to his new position.Nancy Cole (not pictured) has been named office assistant at the company headquarters in Petoskey, MI. She will handle direct customer contact and work in administrative support roles. Cole’s previous experience includes banking, resort and education. She earned a BS in business administration from Bob Jones University.Andrea Jurasek has joined Petoskey Plastics as sales representative in the original equipment manufacturing market segment. She is based in the Birmingham, MI, sales office, and is responsible for growing sales of Petoskey’s OEM products. Jurasek brings substantial OEM experience to her new position. She holds a business administration degree from Spring Arbor College.Karen Stolpmann (not pictured) has joined Petoskey Plastics as a materials coordinator, supporting the OEM market segment. Stolpmann has a strong background in shipping and receiving, customer service and information technology. She holds a bachelor of science degree in communications from Eastern Michigan University.AdvertisementFor more information about Petoskey Plastics, visit: www.petoskeyplastics.com.last_img read more

Five Dead, at least 21 injured in Abaco

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first_imgInitial reports have confirmed five people dead and at least twenty one injured on Abaco in the aftermath of destructive Hurricane Dorian, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr. Hubert Minnis confirmed Monday, according to The Tribune. Dr. Minnis said the Royal Bahamas Police Force confirmed the tragic news of the deaths, adding that teams were set to go into Abaco as soon as possible for proper assessment and identification. The Prime Minister was unable to give details or reveal any identifying factors related to the victims. However one of the victims was identified by his grandmother Ingrid McIntosh as seven-year-old Lachino McIntosh. During a press conference at the National Emergency Management Agency, Dr Minnis said initial assessments of Abaco had shown unprecedented devastation. He said there was extraordinary flooding and damage to infrastructure. CDB to Lend US$70M to The Bahamas and Saint Lucia,… Statement by The Bahamas Prime Minister on Preparations for… Dr Minnis said recovery efforts would commence in the coming days as officials sought to help the victims. He also explained that exigency orders to cover Abaco and its cays and Grand Bahama along with Sweeting’s Cay and Deep Water Cay were signed at Cabinet the previous morning. He further informed that a hurricane relief and recovery committee was being formed and a coordinator will be chosen as soon as possible. I wish to report that the United States (Coast) Guard is already on the ground in Abaco and has rescued a number of injured individuals. Critically injured individuals are being taken to the Princess Margaret Hospital here on New Providence. Through various channels we are continuing to monitor events in Abaco and Grand Bahama as well as Bimini and the Berry Islands, which are continuing to receive tropical storm winds. And New Providence Andros and Eleuthera have been given the all clear Prime Minister Minnis said. He also urged residents of these islands to be careful and diligent as they move about as there was still flooding in a number of areas. At its maximum strength Dorian packed winds of 185mph, leaving ruin in its path. While Dorian was downgraded to a category four hurricane with winds of 150 miles per hour, it battered Grand Bahama for the better part of Monday and early this morning. Many residents on that island were trapped in their homes, either climbing into their ceilings or venturing out into the storm. Reporters on ZNS Grand Bahama, before the station went offline yesterday evening, read desperate pleas for help from many residents who were reportedly trapped on the eastern end of the island. There were calls from officials earlier in the day to people who have jet skis to go out and help with rescue efforts on the island. More at The Tribune and The Nassau Guardian Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 2, 2020 Aug 1, 2020 The Bahamas bracing for hurricane conditions today Jul 31, 2020 Sep 29, 2020 Bahamians assessing the damage from Hurricane Isaias You may be interested in… Deadly Dorian Monster hurricane blamed for 5 deaths in The BahamasNASSAU, The Bahamas (CMC) — The Bahamas Government yesterday confirmed five people had been killed in the Abacos as the virtually standstill, but weakening, Hurricane Dorian continued to pound The Bahamas. Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis told a news conference that the Royal Bahamas Police Force “has confirmed that there…September 3, 2019In “Featured”Death toll climbs to seven, PM expects more(Nassau Guardian) The death toll from Hurricane Dorian climbed to seven after two of the victims airlifted from Abaco to New Providence for urgent medical attention died, and Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said he expects that number to climb even further.   “Of the 25 individuals that were transported…September 4, 2019In “Antigua & Barbuda”Sustainability, Creativity, Innovation at Core of Rebuilding Efforts in The BahamasPrime Minister of The Bahamas, the Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis is hoping that the upcoming donor conference will attract donations to address social issues as well as specific projects in the areas of infrastructure, productive areas of the economy, and the environment. The Government of The Bahamas and the United…December 11, 2019In “CCCCC”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Measles Still A Threat Here

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first_imgThe number of confirmed cases of the measles continued to rise last week in New York City, leading health officials to aggressively mandate vaccinations and fine those who refuse to participate in the program.Four neighborhoods in Brooklyn have been targeted; they contain ultra orthodox Jewish schools, which citing religious beliefs, refused to comply with the city health department mandate that all students be vaccinated. Families object to having their children vaccinated. Parents filed a lawsuit to overrule the city’s decision on schools but it was thrown out of court on April 18.New York City confirmed 44 cases more than a week earlier.In Brooklyn, the city ramped up its effort to keep a lid on the outbreaks, closing four schools altogether and partially shuttering another. Summonses mandating $1000 fines have been issued to three individuals so far. Measles is a virus that causes fever and a rash. According to the NYC Health department, “It is highly contagious and anyone who is not vaccinated against the virus can get it at any age. Although measles is rare in the United States because of high vaccination rates, it is still common in other parts of the world.”rmurphy@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Linde highlights oxyfuel benefits to aluminium production

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J & E extends digital single scroll units range

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SCORE Funds Marine Power Systems’ WaveSub

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first_imgGrant programme, Supply Chain innovation for Offshore Renewable Energy (SCORE), has announced Marine Power Systems’ WaveSub as the latest innovation to receive funding.Marine Power Systems was founded with the sole purpose of developing and bringing to market the novel, patent protected wave energy converter ‘WaveSub’.The award winning WaveSub has four key USPs which solve the main challenges facing those trying to exploit wave energy. Firstly, the WaveSub addresses the difficulty of harnessing the power through its advanced energy capture system. Secondly, it has excellent survivability which is key in the harsh offshore environment. Thirdly, the delivery system makes the WaveSub quick and simple to transport, install and maintain. Finally, and crucially, the simple design of the WaveSub has a low capital cost.The innovative WaveSub has the potential to substantially reduce the costs associated with generating energy from waves, which could in the future provide access to the vast renewable global resource that is the power of the waves.The initial project to design, manufacture and test the prototype WaveSub was followed by a detailed desk engineering project to fully understand the cost of energy that it is likely to deliver.The next step was to start looking for £2.5m of funding in order to further develop the WaveSub and manufacture a ¼ scale prototype. Having begun seeking further investment at the end of March 2014 it is really testament to the credibility of WaveSub that £1.2m of this pot has already been secured allowing the project to get well underway.One of the sources was the SCORE grant funding scheme which has provided Marine Power Systems with a £9k grant. This particular pot is being used to secure intellectual property rights in this key period whilst further funding is sought.Dr Gareth Stockman, Managing Director of Marine Power Systems, commented: “We are delighted to have already secured 50% of the funding we are seeking and this grant from the SCORE programme is integral in leveraging further investment.“Applying for funding from the SCORE programme was straight forward and very swift compared to other grant applications and we were delighted to receive approval so quickly as well.”The SCORE programme delivers a £2.5 million funding investment through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). SCORE grants range from £2,500 up to a maximum of 30% of the project’s eligible costs, or £50,000, whichever is the lower, and are available to all East Anglian based SMEs in the renewable energy supply chain.Richard Salmon, project manager and business adviser for SCORE says: “Marine Power System’s WaveSub has the potential to significantly change the renewable wave power industry and we are thrilled to be able to assist them in keeping everything patent protected at this key stage in the product’s journey.“We know many businesses can be deterred from applying for funding because of the perceived length of time needed to complete the application. That’s not the case with SCORE. Our team of industry specialists are available to support companies and start-ups throughout the process by finding out more about their innovative ideas, evaluating funding viability and then assisting with the development of a funding business case. We hope as we announce further recipients of SCORE funding other potential recipients will be encouraged to contact us.” Press release, August 21, 2014; Image: OrbisEnergylast_img read more

Three men arrested after deadly shooting

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first_imgTwo people died within hours of each other after being gunned down in separate incidents in the same road in Hanover Park. A man who was shot in Athburg Walk on Sunday November 17, at 3.30am, died of his injuries later in hospital, according to Philippi police spokesman Captain Lance Goliath.Police arrested a 30-year-old man two days’ later in connection with the killing. He appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Thursday November 21.A 28-year-old woman was shot in the head, after being caught in a crossfire, in the same road at 4pm on the same day.Police arrested two men, aged 19 and 28, in connection with her murder. They appeared in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday November 18. Bishop Lavis police found a man’s body lying in Taaibos Street, Bonteheuwel, on Thursday November 21. The man had gunshot wounds all over his body. The case is under investigation. Just after midnight on Friday November 22, police were alerted to a shooting on the corner of Essenhout and Datepalm Road in Bonteheuwel. Upon arrival they found a dead man with his head covered with blood. The case is under investigation Two men hijacked a man on Saturday November 16, at 4pm. According to Athlone police spokeswoman Sergeant Zita Norman, the man was asked to pick up a person in Heideveld and his brother in Athlone. They then drove to Simpson Road where the man sitting next to the driver took out a knife and the man in the back took out a gun. The driver jumped out the car and the hijacker drove off in the silver Polo Vivo, which was later found abandoned at Athlone Stadium. Athlone police are looking for a man who broke into a house on Thursday November 11. According to Sergeant Norman, at about 10.20am, the owner of the house in Loerie Road, Bridgetown, heard a noise on the roof. She went to see what it was but saw nothing. When she walked into the kitchen she saw her uncle with a knife in his hand. He took her laptop and left the house. Athlone police arrested a man for hijacking a car on the same day at 9am on the corner of Jan Smuts and Klipfontein Road. The driver was driving a red and white Nissan truck, which is a company vehicle when two men approached him, gun pointed at him and pulled him out of the truck. The man reported it to Athlone police and after a chase they caught one man on the N2 but the other got away. Athlone police are also looking for two men who robbed the Green Supermarket in Belgravia Road, Athlone, on the same day at 8pm. The shopkeeper was inside when three men entered the shop, two with guns and one with a knife. The men ordered the shopkeeper to lie down on the floor while they looted the shop and took cigarettes, watches and cash. They fled the scene in a white Opel Corsa bakkie with no registration plates. Bishop Lavis police arrested a man for the possession of a knife and a hand grenade on Friday November 22. According to the station’s spokesman Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi, while busy with patrols in Heideveld, police approached a stationary car and searched the driver. They found one m36 hand grenade and one knife in his pocket. The man will appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court. Anyone with information can call crime stop on 0800 10111.last_img read more

NFL players, owners hold ‘constructive’ talks on issues

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first_img Published: October 17, 2017 10:25 PM EDT SHARE Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. NFL players, owners hold ‘constructive’ talks on issues NEW YORK (AP) NFL players and owners held an unusual meeting Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session both sides termed positive and productive.What was not discussed at any length was the divisive topic of the national anthem that has caught the attention of President Donald Trump.“We spent today talking about issues that the players are trying to bring attention to,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “That was the entire focus.”Asked if the players committed to standing during the anthem, Goodell responded: “We did not ask for that.”A group of 11 owners and more than a dozen players met for more than two hours at the league’s headquarters. Among the topics discussed was enhancing the players’ platforms for speaking out on social issues.“We heard what they had to say and they heard us,” Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said. “It’s open talks and that’s a good thing.”The NFL’s policy on the national anthem did not come up. That policy states that the players “should” stand for the anthem, and some have suggested the league would seek to change that to “must” stand. Goodell said in a memo to the teams last week that the NFL prefers for players to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”“Very little of the meeting was about the actual anthem,” Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said. “We were really more talking about solutions and how we get the results that we want to get.”Ross called the session “constructive,” and Colts defensive back Darius Butler termed it “positive.”Goodell spoke briefly before heading to further league meetings. He emphasized the commitment on the part of the players and the NFL “to work together on issues of social justice.”“Our players are men of great character,” he added, “and they have a deep understanding and tremendous knowledge of the issues going on in all our communities. This is something our owners said we want to support you in.”Butler, who played Monday night in Nashville before attending the meeting hours later, said both sides are headed in the right direction. He said the players delivered “our perspective. Obviously it’s a different perspective. I think that’s the most important thing when it comes to these issues is perspective and respecting everyone’s rights regardless of how they feel.”The players’ union and the league issued a joint statement just before the annual fall owners meetings began. The owners meetings continue Wednesday, when the anthem could be discussed.“Today owners and players had a productive meeting focused on how we can work together to promote positive social change and address inequality in our communities,” the statement said. “NFL executives and owners joined NFLPA executives and player leaders to review and discuss plans to utilize our platform to promote equality and effectuate positive change. We agreed that these are common issues and pledged to meet again to continue this work together.“As we said last week, everyone who is part of our NFL community has a tremendous respect for our country, our flag, our anthem and our military. In the best American tradition, we are coming together to find common ground and commit to the hard work required for positive change.”On hand at the meeting were Goodell and the league’s football operations chief, former player Troy Vincent; and owners Michael Bidwill (Arizona), Arthur Blank (Atlanta), Terry Pegula (Buffalo), Robert McNair (Houston), Shad Khan (Jacksonville), Ross, Robert Kraft (New England), John Mara (New York Giants), Art Rooney (Pittsburgh), Jeffrey Lurie (Philadelphia) and Jed York (San Francisco).Representing the players were NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, union president Eric Winston, former player Anquan Boldin, and current players Butler (Indianapolis), Russell Okung (Los Angeles Chargers), Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas and Michael Thomas (Miami), Mark Herzlich (New York Giants), Kelvin Beachum and Demario Davis (New York Jets), Jenkins and Chris Long (Philadelphia), Eric Reid (San Francisco) and Josh Norman (Washington).Jenkins has been one of the leading spokesmen among the players, as well as highly active in the community. He said the discussion was about “everything to do with the state of the NFL now, obviously anthem protests, activism that players have been doing, and how we can move this forward to really amplify players’ voices and amplify these issues and make some long sustainable changes.”“I’m not sure we’re close to a resolution, but conversations are ongoing,” he added. “It went from just phone calls to obviously this is the first time meeting. So I don’t think we could come up with a whole plan and solution in two hours, but we are happy that these things are happening. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to really put a good plan together.”Earlier, outside of the hotel where the owners are meeting, two dozen supporters of Black Lives Matter New York held a rally backing the players for speaking out – particularly former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the anthem last year in protest of racial injustice in America. Demonstrations during the anthem increased when Trump called the players unpatriotic if they knelt during the anthem, with both players and league executives saying the meaning of the protests has been misconstrued by the president and his supporters.At a game earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence walked out of Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium after several 49ers knelt during the anthem.Jenkins said after the meeting that Kaepernick had been invited by the players but didn’t attend.Also Tuesday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was confronted by two people in the lobby of the Manhattan hotel where the owners are meeting. The protesters shouted at him about the issue of white supremacy while Jones was surrounded by bodyguards. Jones stopped to listen but said nothing, and the protesters were peacefully led away.last_img read more

ABC-NACO assets bought

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TCF Railco Acquisition Corp is to acquire the operating assets of ABC-NACO for US$75m, subject to assumption of certain liabilities and the receipt of regulatory approval. The assets include ABC-NACO’s US Rail Products, Track Products and Rail Services units, and the stock of its European subsidiaries and Chinese joint ventures. The Canadian and Mexican subsidiaries of the Rail Products Group are not included in the sale. ABC-NACO and its US subsidiaries had voluntarily filed for reorganisation on October 18, under Chapter 11 of the USbankruptcy code. ’ABC-NACO concluded that the TCF offer was the highest or otherwise best submitted’, said President & CEO Vaughn W Makary. ’We believe TCF will bring financial stability to the company’. TCF is owned by Three Cities Funds III, LP and affiliates. Partner Willem de Vogel said ’we plan to provide financial and other resources to help the company improve … and meet its long-term strategic objectives.’ read more