Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of Barbados, the Rt. Hon Freundel Stuart, said the Conference of Parties negotiations in Paris, France, will see the Community advocating strongly for special consideration for Small Island Developing States. Sep 25, 2020 Oct 7, 2020 CARICOM will advocate strongly for special consideration for SIDS – CARICOM ChairmanChairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Prime Minister of Barbados, the Rt. Hon Freundel Stuart, said the Conference of Parties negotiations in Paris, France, will see the Community advocating strongly for special consideration for Small Island Developing States. … we will advocate strongly for special consideration to be given…November 29, 2015In “Anguilla”Stakes high for CARICOM at COP21(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) “Unless we can get the countries that are the major emitters of green house gases to commit to more ambitious reductions, the Caribbean will be confronted with more extreme storms and hurricanes, more frequent and prolonged droughts, dangerous sea-level rise that will wash away…November 28, 2015In “Anguilla”Barbados PM-CARICOM Chair – upcoming Commonwealth and COP21 Meetings importantMr. Stuart said the potential outcomes of the Paris discussions would be important to Barbados and the CARICOM region, given the projected adverse effects climate change would have on the countries.” The Prime Minister pointed out that the CARICOM Heads of Government at their meeting earlier this year in Barbados…November 21, 2015In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Aug 25, 2020 You may be interested in… In a message released ahead of the negotiations which begin on November 30, Prime Minister Stuart detailed the effects of climate change on the Region, and said a number of “critical things” must emerge from the Paris agreement. Please see text of statement here:PM Stuart’s COP 21 Message Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 7, 2020 CARPHA: Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO Former CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General Dies … we will advocate strongly for special consideration to be given to the unique circumstances of SIDS and reaffirm the need for Caribbean countries to receive improved and prioritised access to public, grant-based financial support to address climate change. We cannot afford to allow the international community to squander the opportunity of the Paris Climate Change Conference,” he said. CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment Standards, Quality Still Important
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 JACKSONVILLE, FL — Del-Nat Tire Corp. didn’t have to look too far for its new president. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The private brander tapped Ed Fabrizio, who was Del-Nat’s vice president of business development, to replace Dan Hunter as the group’s new president. Hunter left Del-Nat in March. Del-Nat dealer Dick Erickson has served as interim president during the company’s search for a replacement. _______________________________________ 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 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. 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.
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Big U team, led by BIG and One Architecture, has been honored with the bronze price of the LafargeHolcim Awards, the most significant international competition for sustainable design and construction.The Dutch-Danish-US consortium received the Global Award for sustainable construction for their Dryline project. The Dryline project addresses New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding with a protective ribbon in Southern Manhattan.Created by a consortium led by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group and One Architecture, the 13km long infrastructural barrier incorporates public space with the high-water barrier doubling as parks, seating, bicycle shelters and skateboard ramps.At the ceremony in New York City, Daniel Zarrilli, Director at the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, commended the project that will enable New York City to withstand and emerge stronger from the impacts of climate change.
The system will be used for the purpose of motion monitoring, response prediction and heavy-weather decision support during heavy cargo transportations performed by the vessel, which was was launched in November 2012 and is currently undergoing sea trials.Dockwise Vanguard will also be equipped with a three sensor motion measurement set-up. This way multiple critical locations of the vessel, for instance the cargo, can be measured and displayed on the bridge of the vessel, says Amarcon.”For Amarcon, it is exciting to deliver our decision support software to a vessel of this magnitude, that can carry anything from a ship or drilling rig, up to an entire Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit,” said Leon Adegeest, founder and general manager of Amarcon.www.amarcon.comwww.dockwise.com
The crane vessel, which ZOMC claims is the largest in the world, has undergone a series of lifting tests at ZPMC’s Chanxiang base since the ship’s final commissioning commenced.The vessel was able to lift 7,700 tonnes in revolving mode and 13,200 tonnes in tie-back mode.In addition to provider of classification services to the global marine industry, ABS, the testing was witnessed by several domestic and international clients, as well as Chinese and South Korean government officials, said ZOMC.With successful completion of the lifting testing, the vessel will now begin testing its dynamic positioning (DP), failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and mooring systems prior to handover.ZOMC is a joint venture between ZPMC Offshore Services Group and OffshoreTech, which was formed in August 2015 to provide the oil and gas market with access to niche vessels and engineering for the execution of a broad range of offshore projects.After successful completion of the lifting testing, the vessel will now commence testing for DP, FMEA, and the mooring system prior to handover.The company says that it currently has a fleet of two heavy lift vessels, 23 transportation vessels, five sheerlegs, 18 tugs, 22 barges and three jack-up barges. www.zomc.com
GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has set out its plans to spend €4·6bn on modernisation and renewals on the 34000 km network during 2014. Maintenance spending will increase by €200m compared to 2013. More than 3000 km of track is to be replaced at 755 sites on 65 corridors. Major projects will include work on the Hannover – Hamburg route, with the construction of a third track between Stelle and Lüneburg. Modernisation of the older bore of the Schlüchterner tunnel will run from March to early June, and platform renewals mean some trains will serve Frankfurt Süd rather than Frankfurt Hbf. There will be extensive bridge works between Rosenheim and Salzburg, while the Karlsruhe – Mannheim route will be closed through August for track renewal and platform works. Infrastructure between München and Ingolstad will be upgraded for 200 km/h running, and there will be further remodelling at Leipzig.
Ipara told reporters that the case is still under investigation.Drug seizures have become a common phenomenon in Mombasa, a critical logistics hub in Kenya.The DCI made good on a another bust on Friday in the country’s capital city. Similarly two other suspects were detained by law enforcement. The Kenyan suspects were nabbed with 400 kilos of Marijuana. Further testing ascertained that the confiscated drugs were heroin, the DCI said. A police officer finds drugs during the search of drug dealers A police officer finds drugs during the search of drug dealersKenyan anti-narcotics detectives on Thursday nabbed two men for trafficking heroin in the coastal city of Mombasa.Following a tip-off, detectives arrested the suspects, aged 34 and 24, in an apartment in a crime-infested district of Mombasa, said Johnstone Ipara, the port city’s police commander.The police also seized several packets of white powder and one million shillings (9,655 U.S. dollars) of cash on the spot, believed to be proceeds from the illegal trade, the Kenyan Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) tweeted later in the day. Kenya Elections 2017 – Live Reporting Kenya, the Heart and Gateway of Africa Related Kenya Hosts UNEP Summit
AR RF/Microwave has appointed John Kim as the Vice President of Corporate Operations. In this position, Kim will manage operations of two AR divisions – AR Europe and AR Modular RF. He will also manage and expand AmRep, under which products made by 3rd party manufacturers are branded and marketed by AR.Kim’s international duties for AR will utilize the varied skills he has acquired in an impressive sales & marketing career that includes building business units, developing new markets, and dramatically increasing sales for a number of industry-leading companies. His international background includes living in Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Canada, Austria, England, and the U.S.Prior to joining AR, Kim was General Manager, Electric Power Systems at AeroVironment, Inc., where he helped the company successfully expand its market into China. Kim was previously Director of National Sales for Ryder, Inc., Director of Market Development at Bombardier Aerospace, and Manager of Sales Distribution at Cessna Aircraft.He holds a Graduate Finance Certificate from Southern Methodist University, a Master of Business Administration degree, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Matt Loede GAME #2Bluegrass ShowcaseCanisius at Cleveland StateTuesday, November 15 | 7:00 pm | Cleveland, OhioLive Stats | ESPN3 | AM 1420 WHKGAME PREVIEW:• Cleveland State plays its first of four games in the Bluegrass Showcase when the Vikings open their 2016-17 home slate against Canisius on Tuesday (Nov. 15) at 7:00 pm in the Wolstein Center.• The Vikings are 0-1 this year after dropping their season opener, 79-74, on Saturday to Kent State as part of the NE Ohio Coaches vs. Cancer Doubleheader in Youngstown.• Canisius is also 0-1 this year, falling at Kentucky on Sunday, 93-69, in their first game of the Bluegrass Showcase.• The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3, AM 1420 and AM 1440 with Al Pawlowski providing the play-by-play and Pat Vuyancih serving at the analyst.THE CANISIUS SERIES:• The Vikings lead the all-time series with Canisius, 2-1.• The two teams have not played since a 66-61 win by the Vikings on the road during the 1986-87 season.• CSU is 1-0 all-time vs. Canisius in Cleveland.GAME 1 REVIEW: KENT STATE 79, CSU 74 (OT):• The Vikings dropped the season opener, 79-74, on Saturday to Kent State in Youngstown.• Bobby Word led CSU with 17 points, while Jamarcus Hairston had 13 points.• Hairston hit a three-pointer with 2.6 seconds to play that sent the game into overtime.• Kasheem Thomas had 13 points, five rebounds and nine assists.• The Vikings fell behind by as many as 21 points in the first half before rallying to force overtime.THE OPENING ACT:• Tuesday’s game will be the 85th all-time home opener for CSU with the Vikings holding a 42-42 record in home openers.• CSU has won eight straight home openers dating to the 2007-08 season.• The Vikings are 33-17 (.660) in home openers since 1965.WORKING OVERTIME:• The Vikings played the 85th overtime game in school history on Saturday against Kent State.• CSU is now 44-41 all-time in overtime games and has dropped three straight overtime contests.• CSU’s last overtime win was a 66-61 win at Green Bay on Feb. 20, 2015.VIKINGS TABBED 8TH IN PRESEASON POLL:• The Vikings were tabbed eighth in the Horizon League Preseason poll, earning 150 points.• Valparaiso was chosen as the League favorite with 385 points and 35 first place votes, while Oakland was second with 337 points and two first place votes.• Defending tournament champion Green Bay finished third with 309 points and the final two first place votes.• UIC was fourth with 217 points and was followed by Wright State (202), Detroit Mercy (195), Northern Kentucky (153), CSU (150), Youngstown State (125) and Milwaukee (72).EDWARDS EARNS PRESEASON HONOR:• Sophomore Rob Edwards was named to the preseason All-Horizon League second team.• Edwards averaged 12.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.2 steals per game last year, earning a spot on the Horizon League All-Freshman team.• He started 30 games last year, the most for a freshman in CSU history, and also logged a CSU freshman record 994 minutes.• A three-time Horizon League Freshman of the Week last year, Edwards posted four 20-point games during his freshman campaign, including a career-high 26 point effort at Detroit.• Edwards scored a game-high 21 points in CSU’s exhibition win over Tiffin (Nov. 7) and tallied 12 points vs. Kent State (Nov. 12).THE LONE SENIOR:• Demonte Flannigan is the lone senior on this year’s 17 player roster. He missed Saturday’s season opener due to illness.• Last season, Flannigan ranked second on team in scoring (11.4) and rebounding (5.4).• He was also 10th in the League in blocked shots (0.9), 13th in field goal percentage (.485), 16th in rebounding, 21st in scoring.• Posted five double-doubles as a junior and poured in a career-high 30 points in a win at Youngstown State (Feb. 13).ALL IN THE FAMILY:• Sophomore Jibri Blount is the son of NFL Hall of Famer and former Pittsburgh Steelers great Mel Blount who played 14 seasons for the Black and Gold.• Blount had a strong freshman season, averaging 5.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in 29 games, including five starts.• He had eight points on Saturday, hitting 4-of-7 from the field.HE’S A FRESHMAN:• Kasheem Thomas started Saturday’s season opener vs. Kent State, becoming the first CSU freshman to start an opener since Walt Walters in 2003-04.• Thomas posted 13 points, five rebounds and nine assists in the season opener. He hit 3-of-6 from three-point.WORD UP:• Junior Bobby Word made his CSU debut on Saturday vs. Kent State. He sat out last season after transferring from Oral Robets.• Word scored a team-high 17 points against Kent State, hitting four three-pointers and 5-of-6 from the free throw line.• As a sophomore at ORU, Word averaged 8.4 points and was tops on the team with 56 three’s.• He scored in double figures 14 times, including a career-high 22 points in the second round of the CBI against Loyola (Ill.).IT’S ALL WRIGHT:• Junior Anthony Wright is in his first season with the Vikings after playing two years at Harcum JC.• He was a 2016 NJCAA Division I honorable mention All-America honors last year after averaging 17.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 3.3 steals per game, ranking fourth in the nation in steals.• Wright set the single game record with 10 steals and broke the single season mark with 107 steals on the year.• He finished his career with a Harcum JC record 177 steals.LEVITT RETURNS:• Sophomore Daniel Levitt returns for CSU this year.• Levitt missed the final 18 games last year after injuring his knee in the final minutes of the Horizon League opener at Oakland.• In 14 games last year, Levitt averaged 4.5 points and shot 35-percent from three-point.FOR THREE:• CSU has hit a three-pointer in a school-record 567 consecutive games.• The Vikings have hit at least three three’s in 116 straight games.• The last time CSU failed to make a three-pointer was Feb. 21, 1998, when the Vikings were 0-for-8 in a 60-57 win over Detroit.UP NEXT:• CSU continues play in the Bluegrass Showcase with an 8:00 pm ET game at UT-Martin on Friday (Nov. 18).• The game will be broadcast live on AM 1420 and AM 1440 with Al Pawlowski providing the play-by-play. Related TopicsCleveland State Vikings Cleveland State plays its first of four games in the Bluegrass Showcase when the Vikings open their 2016-17 home slate against Canisius on Tuesday (Nov. 15) at 7:00 pm in the Wolstein Center. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.