HSD Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D., left, discusses a chart detailing the effectiveness of masks against COVID-19 during his webinar today. Screenshot/LADP STATE News:SANTA FE – New Mexico Human Services Department Cabinet Secretary David R. Scrase, M.D. presented a COVID-19 modeling and reopening webinar update today and took questions from the media.View the webinar here. Charts from the webinar:
Yokohama Tire Corp. (YTC) has promoted Dan Funkhouser to senior director of commercial sales. His responsibilities will include all business segments in the commercial division, according to Rick Phillips, YTC vice president of sales.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“Dan has been with Yokohama for more than 20 years and has enjoyed much success in the various roles he’s held during his career,” said Phillips. “His years of experience with the company and his business acumen will serve him well in this new role.”Funkhouser was promoted to director of commercial dealer business in 2014. He joined YTC in 1994 as a district sales representative in Minnesota and was promoted to national account manager in 1998. In 2008, Funkhouser was promoted to manager of national accounts. Funkhouser holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Central Michigan University.
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The forwarder was involved from the very first stage of this shipment and has already worked on this project for nearly six months as the cargo’s readiness kept changing. The cargo was non-stackable and required under deck loading, which made the operation complicated. With help fromAhlers Antwerp agencies department, the Ahlers Chartering desk was able to offer different options to the customer. The first consignment of 600 cu m of cargo was loaded onboard the Ocean Bird which is now enroute to Apapa. The second consignment, of about 420 cu m, including heavy lift pieces of 98 tonnes, was loaded on the Fairlift, also enroute to Apapa. Meanwhile, the Ahlers Antwerp and Dubai offices have moved a shipment of piling equipment from the Netherlands toFujairah port. For this cargo, consisting of 508 cu m and weighing 157 tonnes, the shipment to Jebel Ali on Grand Orion was arranged by Ahlers Antwerp. The shipment consisted of piling equipment and accessories necessary for the renovation and expansion of Fujairah port. Ahlers Dubai took care of hinterland transport from Jebel Ali to Fujairah with one low bed trailer and 11 additional standard trucks.
Bjerner Rathsack joins Almajdouie from A. P. Moller-Maersk, where he most recently served as ceo, Middle East for the company’s freight forwarding arm Damco.He will head up Almajdouie Logistics’ activities, focusing on transportation, heavy lift, freight forwarding, and terminal and warehousing services.www.almajdouie.com
Follow Catherine on Twitter Catherine Baksi is a reporter on the Gazette ‘I don’t believe that most people who find themselves in our criminal justice system are great connoisseurs of legal skills.’ The words of justice secretary Chris Grayling in his interview with the Gazette last week defending plans to remove the ability of suspects to choose their solicitor, prompted much criticism. Those criticisms reflect what many felt was arrogance in the assertion that those who get involved in the criminal justice system are essentially ‘too thick to pick’. Grayling clearly has a low opinion of the intellectual ability of former parliamentarians including Jonathan Aitken and Jeffrey Archer. And indeed Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans who was arrested on suspicion of rape. His remarks ignore the fact that many people who are arrested and face trail are not guilty of any offence, but were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. To my mind they also demonstrate his lack of knowledge of the basic realities of the system that he is trying to transform. Many people who use the services of lawyers, do so infrequently during their lifetime – generally when they move house, get divorced, when they prepare a will or a member of their family dies. It’s fair to say therefore that the vast majority of the public are not ‘great connoisseurs of legal skills’. But it is a fact that a large amount of crime is committed by a relatively small number of recidivist offenders, who for a multitude of reasons have been unable to break the spiral of offending. That group’s members come into frequent contact with lawyers and are, in fact, probably the finest connoisseurs of legal services. If anyone wants to know who the best briefs and worst briefs are in London, a chat with the residents of HMP Brixton or Wandsworth would tell you all you need to know. How can it be that changes that could have such a fundamental and damaging impact on the criminal justice system and the rule of law have been designed by civil servants who seemingly lack understanding of how the system operates and are promoted by a uninterested and ill-informed secretary of state?
Zimbabwe Finance Minister to present spending plan on Thursday Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister presents drastic changes to empowerment laws Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed Mthuli Ncube as Finance Minister on Friday 7 September. (Image Courtesy)Zimbabwe’s new Finance Minister on Monday said he will focus on accelerating the country’s plan to pay arrears to the World Bank and African Development Bank (AfDB)Mthuli Ncube said he would come up with a three-year programme to bring down government expenditure.The 55-year-old was appointed to the position by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday 7 September, and is expected to oversee Zimbabwe’s quest to rebuild its economy hit by lack of foreign investment, unemployment above 80 percent and acute dollar shortages.Ncube told a press briefing that clearing $1.8 billion in arrears to the AfDB and the World Bank was important to his country’s economic recovery.He also pledged to remove Zimbabwe’s quasi currency bond note as part of currency reforms.Ncube is a former chief economist and vice president at the African Development Bank (AfDB) and was also a lecturer in finance at the London School of Economics and Wits Business School in South Africa.Related Zimbabwe’s minister pledges to reform wildlife industry
South Africa Rastafarians South Africa coronavirus cases reach 1,505 Denel company logo is seen at the entrance of their business divisions in Pretoria, South Africa, December 4, 2018 Picture taken December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo Denel company logo is seen at the entrance of their business divisions in Pretoria, South Africa, December 4, 2018 Picture taken December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File PhotoSouth Africa’s Denel will design and develop medical ventilators in partnership with other state-owned entities, research bodies and medical technology companies to help treat coronavirus patients, the state arms and technology company said on Sunday.Governments and hospitals globally have pleaded with manufacturers to speed up production of ventilators to cope with a surge in patients struggling to breathe.Danie du Toit, group chief executive of Denel, said in a statement engineers from Denel Dynamics and Denel Aeronautics were already working round the clock on Project Sabela to produce the ventilators, without giving a target figure.“We are still in the early stages of the project, but we are optimistic that this local initiative will help to alleviate the dire need for medical ventilators that are required in great numbers at both public and private hospitals,” Du Toit said.A task force has been formed consisting of experts from Denel, Armscor, which acquires defence materiel on behalf of the Department of Defence, power utility Eskom, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and other entities to investigate designs and produce a prototype of a local medical ventilator.Du Toit said he was confident the team would soon make huge strides in producing the ventilators at a time of global shortages.On Saturday, the African Union called for international cooperation and support while up scaling local production of medical supplies and equipment on the continent given the urgent need for it.Denel, a cornerstone of South Africa’s once-mighty defence industry, is also considering other initiatives in which it could repurpose its current operations and technology to assist the national effort to tackle to health crisis.This includes looking at options to produce sanitisers for industrial and medical uses once product certification issues have been clarified and converting Casspir mine-protected vehicles into ambulances, the firm said.South Africa has reported 1,585 coronavirus cases as of late Saturday, with nine deaths.The ministry of health has approached President Cyril Ramaphosa to assist the department “with mobilizing reinforcements” from various countries such as Cuba and China, it said on Saturday.On the same day, Ramaphosa said he spoke to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and “asked for technical expertise on infection control, supply of lifesaving equipment for mobile testing and infection control.”South African officials have imposed some of the toughest anti-coronavirus measures on the continent, including a 21-day “stay at home” lockdown that started on March 27.Related South Africa Elections Coverage
Sharing is caring! 373 Views no discussions Share Share Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, and the Permanent Representative of Dominica to the hemispheric Organization, Ambassador Hubert Charles, signing the agreement (Photograph courtesy OAS)The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, and the Permanent Representative of Dominica to the hemispheric Organization, Ambassador Hubert Charles, Tuesday signed an agreement stipulating the conditions for the work of the Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the OAS that will observe the general elections on December 8th, 2014 in the Caribbean country.At the signing ceremony of the Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of Observers, held at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, Secretary General Insulza expressed his conviction that “Dominica will have a normal and peaceful electoral process.” He said the OAS has been present “in 54 elections in the Caribbean since 1962” and this will be the second EOM in Dominica.The OAS leader appointed as Chief of Mission the Secretary for Multidimensional Security of the OAS, Ambassador Adam Blackwell. The team will be composed of observers from Antigua and Barbuda, Canada, Chile, the United States and Venezuela, who arrive in the country on December 3 and will hold meetings with representatives of political parties, government officials, media and social organizations.For his part, Ambassador Charles said “we are very pleased and happy with the presence of the OAS,” and expressed his confidence that the report that will be prepared by the EOM at the end of the electoral process “will be run on a very professional level.”In the elections of December 8, citizens of Dominica will elect 21 members of Parliament, among whom the new Prime Minister will be named for the next five years.– / 3 Share LocalNewsPolitics OAS & Dominica sign agreement for election observer mission by: Dominica Vibes News – December 3, 2014 Tweet
Share LocalNews General Elections on December 6th, Voting Registration Officially Closed by: – November 7, 2019 Sharing is caring! 72 Views no discussions Tweet Share Share Registration for the upcoming General Elections has officially closed as off Wednesday 6th November 2019 at the midnight hour.On Tuesday 5th November 2019, during a Dominica Labour Party event, the Honorable Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced general elections for Friday December 6th 2019.“Nomination day shall be Tuesday 19th November 2019. The day on which Dominicans shall go to the polls and choose between transformation and change they can see versus talk and inexperience, between experience and experimenting, between safety and uncertainty is Friday 6th December 2019,” he announced.Paying attention to the current political atmosphere, the Dominica Leader asked for peaceful elections, reminding voters that a proper image is to be maintained despite their political affiliations.“We have a nation to build, we have an image to safeguard. Let us conduct these general elections campaign in an atmosphere of civility and responsibility. Let us respect each other’s rights and property. Let us emerge from this exercise, the envy of the region and the world with a clear mandate from the people and by the people for a new season of development for this beautiful country of ours.”The House of Parliament was dissolved on Wednesday 6th November 2019.