CARICOM Chairman receives commemorative bat

first_img Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Barbados releases new COVID-19 Travel Protocols CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart, CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of Barbados examines the commemorative cricket bat with Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma Commonwealth Secretary General, Kamalesh Sharma on Friday presented Prime Minister Freundel Stuart with a commemorative cricket bat of the historic 1950 West Indies tour of England. The presentation of the bat, which bears the signatures of the players, was made in the presence of other CARICOM leaders, as they met with the Commonwealth Secretary General at a special breakfast meeting before the start of Friday’s plenary session, as the 36th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) entered its first day at the Hilton Barbados. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC center_img Stage set for CARICOM Summit in BarbadosThe theme Vibrant Societies, Resilient Economies, will guide Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government as they tackle a packed agenda at their Thirty-Sixth Summit that will be held 2-4 July, 2015, in Bridgetown, Barbados. Discussions will focus on issues including energy, in the context of a proposal for a new…July 1, 2015In “Anguilla”CARICOM-UN SG engagement to lead-up to CARICOM SummitA High-Level Strategic Dialogue between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government and the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon will help set the tone for the Thirty-Sixth CARICOM Summit from 2-4 July, in Bridgetown, Barbados. The engagement in the morning of Thursday 2 July will be guided by the theme,…July 1, 2015In “General”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 You may be interested in… Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 The Commonwealth Secretary General told the Prime Minister that the bat was very significant, since it represented the West Indies spectacular tour of England, where they marked their dominance and all-round superiority as they trounced England to win the series 3-1. The Commonwealth Secretary-General, who leaves office later this year,  is a special guest at the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting which ends today, Saturday 4 July 2015 (BGIS) Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more


Advance Auto Parts Names Vice President, Investor and Media Relations

first_imgROANOKE, VA — Advance Auto Parts has named Adam Bergman to the position of vice president, investor and media relations. Bergman will be responsible for communications with investors, financial analysts, media outlets and news professionals. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Prior to joining Advance, Bergman worked for Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., based in Chesapeake, Va. as director of investor relations. He also worked for Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas Asset Management and Scott & Stringfellow Financial, Inc., both based in Norfolk, Va., as a research analyst. For more information about Advance, go to: www.advanceautoparts.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more


Daily Postcard: Bees Spotted On Apple Tree Blossoms

first_imgDaily Postcard: The Apple tree blossoms are spotted attracting bees Sunday morning in White Rock. The most important thing that bees do is pollinate. Pollination is needed for plants to reproduce, and so many plants depend on bees or other insects as pollinators. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbslast_img


Bardex to Supply Equipment for Australian Ichthys Project

first_imgBardex announces that it has received a Purchase Order from Samsung Heavy Industries of Korea for a mooring system for the Ichthys semi-submersible central processing facilities production vessel.The order comprises four moveable Bardex Linear Chain Jacks and twenty eight Bardex proprietary BarLatch™ Fairlead Stoppers, the latter are designed to react the break strength of the 178 mm Grade R4 top chain. Four Bardex designed hydraulic power units, chain jack and ancillary chain handling equipment including computer controlled controls are an integral part of the design and supply order.The CPF will be the world’s largest semi-submersible production vessel and will be located in the Browse Basin offshore Western Australia. Inpex’s Ichthys development holds likely resource of 12.8 tcf of gas and 527 million barrels of condensate.[mappress]Press Release, August 15, 2013last_img read more


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Training course fast tracks project cargo skills

first_imgInternational 3PL network Project Professionals Group (PPG) is hosting the second Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management course for companies associated with supply chain management and logistics. PPG General Manager Kevin Stephens said the Bremen course will focus on delivering skills that otherwise could take many years to acquire. “Companies that invest in this training will be well placed when the growth cycle returns. The project cargo sector is very resilient and those with the necessary skills will maximise opportunities in the transportation of over dimensional cargos, particularly in the renewable energy sector,” Mr Stephens said. “The course facilitates international networking which will provide participants with valuable contacts for use throughout their career.” For further information about the course program, registration and testimonials from participants visit the PPG websitewww.ppgprojects.com or contact Kevin Stephens at kevinstephens@ppgprojects.comlast_img read more


Advice centre struggles with demand surge

first_imgAn award-winning legal advice centre has had to temporarily close its enquiry system for the first time in nine years due to a surge in demand against a backdrop of legal aid cuts.Undergraduate and postgraduate students volunteering at Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre in London provide advice, under the supervision of qualified lawyers, on a range of areas including housing, immigration, family, employment, data protection and family law.In 2010 it was named winner in the ’best team of students’ category at the Attorney General’s Pro Bono Awards.The centre has helped nearly 1,500 clients since it opened in 2006.However, this morning it tweeted:First time in 9 yrs, we’ve had to close enquiry system due to over 100% increase in demand vs #legalaid cuts #accesstojustice #saveUKjustice— Legal Advice Centre (@QMLAC) October 8, 2015A statement posted on its website reads: ‘Due to the current high demand for legal advice, we are unable to deal with new enquiries until we have cleared the backlog. We anticipate having completed this by 16 October.’The centre’s director and founder Julie Pinborough said the centre has a 48-hour callback policy, which had always been met over the past nine years.’This year the demand has been too overwhelming for us to meet this expectation,’ she said.The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act, which came into force in April 2013, removed public funding for huge areas of civil work, including welfare benefit, debt, immigration and most housing.Before the cuts, the centre received around 120 enquiries a month. In September this year, it received 243 enquiries. This month it has already received 67 enquiries in eight days.Pinborough said enquiries have mainly increased in areas ’where cuts have had the most impact’ such as family, immigration and criminal law.The centre’s backlog is expected to take a week to clear.’Not only is it an unusually busy time in the demand for legal assistance, it is the start of term and our new student client team have just been selected and are now being trained,’ Pinborough said.’We’ve appointed more student volunteers this year so we can meet our client expectations and ensure we offer an efficient and responsive service to them.’last_img read more


Macmillan Publishers donate HFLE books to Dominica

first_img Sharing is caring! 184 Views   one comment EducationLocalNewsSecondary Macmillan Publishers donate HFLE books to Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – November 23, 2015 Tweet Sharecenter_img A donation of nine hundred and seventy five (975) Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) books are expected to help facilitate teaching and the learning the subject in various primary schools across the island.The books, a donation from McMillan Publishers, were presented to the Health and Family Life Education Officer of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, Rena Jno Charles on Monday 23 November 2015 at the Dominica Grammar School in Roseau.The books will benefit students from Grades K-Six.“Macmillan Publishers made a commitment to assist the Ministry of Education by generously contributing a set of HFLE books to each primary school on island a total of seventy five (75) sets of books each set consisting of thirteen books of a seven level course grades K-6 for a total of nine hundred and seventy five books,” Jno Charles informed during the handing over ceremony.She added that the books are based on the CARICOM regional framework which emphasizes the learning of life skills and helping children to develop confidently and successfully during and after primary school.Mrs. Jno Charles pointed out that the contribution of the books is very important and significant since the Ministry’s own curriculum guide also emerged from the regional curriculum framework.The framework deals with four major thematic areas; self and interpersonal relationships, sexuality and sexual health appropriate eating and fitness and managing the environment, which are all outlined in the books.Jno Charles said, due to the scarcity of resources in Health and Family Life Education in the region, a specific text book has not been dedicated to the subject hence the Macmillan books “will more than complement our HFLE curriculum”.She noted that teachers have reported difficulty teaching the subject due to lack of resources and problems with the delivery of age appropriate material which the books will assist with.“The books appear child friendly, exciting and age appropriate and fun. Because it will support the curriculum guide, the Macmillan books will make it easier for teachers as it will decrease some of the challenges in the classroom making lesson planning and delivery more precise. This is the first time we are reviewing student books designed specifically to suit the national curriculum guide”.Meanwhile, Macmillan Publishers representative and proprietor of Jay’s Bookstore, John Lewis said the book is an exciting new pulse for Caribbean schools in the context of HFLE.“Some of the key features of the book include, interactive discussions and personal reflection activities which will help children to build values and practice life skills,” Mr Lewis pointed out.– / 6 Share Sharelast_img read more


Murata Develops World’s Smallest High-Frequency Inductor

first_imgAs mobile devices such as smartphones gain more functions and improved performance, there is a need for more compact components in order to fit more of them on internal circuit boards. At the same time, wearable devices are becoming more popular, and this creates increased demand for more compact and high-performance high-frequency inductors for use in impedance matching in the high-frequency circuits required to implement wireless communication functionality.Murata is establishing high-frequency inductors that achieve the highest Q (Q is the reciprocal of the dielectric dissipation factor (DF). The higher the Q value, the lower the loss and also the more efficient the inductor) characteristics in a compact 01005 size device (the LQP02HQ series). Going further, they have now developed the LQP01HQ series, the world’s smallest at 008004 size, which will contribute to the realization of more compact mobile devices with even better performance.This LQP01HQ series is based on the design expertise used to achieve high Q characteristics in previous products, and incorporates advances in ultrafine material and processing technology to enable the formation of extremely compact coils. Mass production is made possible through the creation of manufacturing technology that allows fabrication of these devices at the smallest size. The lineup includes 25 versions with inductance ratings ranging from 0.3 nH to 2.7 nH. A 10 nH version is scheduled to be added at the end of 2016. Moving forward, they plans to continue to expand their lineup of high-frequency inductors to meet demand in the automotive market for expanded communication functionality and more reliable vehicles.Key Features: World’s first high-frequency inductors at the industry’s smallest size (008004 size: 0.25 × 0.125 mm). The mounting area is approximately half that of the smallest previous product (01005 size). Retains the same Q characteristics as the one-size-larger LQP02TN series. Smartphones, mobile phones (WCDMA, GSM, LTE, etc.) High-frequency modules for mobile communication devices (PA, ANT, SAW, GPS, etc.) Wireless modules such as W-LAN and Bluetooth® modules Wearable devices Applications:last_img read more