CARICOM Heads to tackle wide-ranging agenda at Barbados… Caribbean Countries Call For Paradigm Shift in International… Following the signing ceremony, Prime Minister Stuart told the Barbados Government Information Service that ratifying the Protocol was a symbol of the country’s commitment to ensuring the security of the region. Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 5, 2020 You may be interested in… CRIME DOWN BY 41 PERCENT IN ST. KITTS-NEVIS, MAJOR CRIMES… Feb 14, 2020 Media Advisory – CARICOM IMPACS Virtual Security… Apr 24, 2020 Prime Minister of Barbados, the Hon Freundel Stuart signs the agreement as CARICOM General Counsel, Ms. Safiya Ali looks on Barbados has ratified the Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community, and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed the Protocol and deposited the Instrument of Ratification on behalf of the Government of Barbados during the first business session of the 28th Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of the Heads of Government of CARICOM in Guyana on Thursday. Jul 27, 2020 Barbados Ratifies CONSLE ProtocolBarbados has ratified the Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community, and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed the…February 19, 2017In “Barbados”PM Stuart to attend Intersessional SummitPrime Minister Freundel Stuart arrives in Guyana today to attend the Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), from February 16 to 17. Following the adoption of the Agenda, Heads of Government are expected to discuss a wide range of issues that are critical…February 15, 2017In “Barbados”PM Stuart to attend CARICOM Heads of Government MeetingPrime Minister Freundel Stuart will leave Barbados on Monday, July 3, to attend the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), at the Radisson Hotel in St. George’s, Grenada. The opening ceremony will be held on Tuesday, July 4, at the Grenada…June 30, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp
AKRON, Ohio — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has announced the appointment of John “Jack” Fish as senior vice president of global operations. Fish replaces Christopher Clark, senior vice president of global sourcing, who in June announced his intention to retire after 36 years with the company. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement At Goodyear, Fish will be responsible for overseeing manufacturing and related supply chain activities throughout all of the corporation’s global business units. He will join the company on Oct. 5. “Jack had an impressive track record at General Electric of improving global manufacturing and supply chain processes to drive customer service, efficiency and quality,” said Robert Keegan, Goodyear’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Jack as part of our team, and at the same time want to thank Chris Clark for his many valuable contributions throughout his 36 years with Goodyear.” Fish, 52, spent almost 29 years with General Electric Co., most recently serving as vice president of consumer global supply chain for GE’s Consumer and Industrial business, headquartered in Louisville, Ky. “Jack’s background and experience are a great fit for Goodyear,” said Richard Kramer, Goodyear’s chief operating officer and president, North American Tire. “We are confident that Jack’s demonstrated leadership will help us take our efforts on global advantaged supply chain and productivity to the next level, in particular as it relates to our new four-year contract with the United Steelworkers.” Fish began his career in 1980 with GE’s Aircraft Engines business, where he served in a variety of operations, manufacturing and quality control roles until 1996. Fish joined GE’s Transportation Systems business in 1997 as general manager of global supply chain. In 2001, he was elected as an officer of the company and promoted to vice president of supply chain for the Global Lighting business, and, in 2004, he moved to his most recent role with the Consumer and Industrial business.Advertisement Fish received his bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering technology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
Bollinger Motors will manufacture battery packs for its own vehicles – as well as make them commercially available for standalone applications – starting in 2021. The Bollinger Motors battery pack is composed of modules in 35 kWh strings that can be connected in series or parallel to form a variety of pack sizes and configurations. Pack sizes will include 35, 70, 105, 140, 175 kWh, and higher, with many sizes capable of both 350V and 700V configurations. The modules are connected to both sides of a symmetrical and structural I-beam. The I-beam includes channels, through which cooling fluid is pumped, to extract heat away from the battery modules. The I-beams also provide cross-vehicle structural support and help protect the pack from side intrusions. Designed for safety, high energy density, and high continuous power capacity, the Bollinger Motors battery pack will be suitable for heavier applications such as medium-duty trucks, agricultural and construction equipment. “The heart of every EV is the battery, so it was crucial for us to develop our own battery pack in-house,” said CEO Robert Bollinger. “Our engineering team has created a pack with high-strength structural properties, exemplary cooling features and state-of-the-art software.” WHEELING, Ill. – Larry Collet was recently named Salesman of the Year for Penray‘s Automotive Division. Collet has been with Penray for five years and is currently southwest regional sales manager. “We are extremely fortunate to have Larry on board at Penray,” said Tony Costa, National Sales Director. “His aftermarket experience has been a valuable asset to many of our sales initiatives and he has definitely added value to the Penray automotive division. His eye for new business and constant contact with our current customers continues to make Larry a valuable part of the Penray team.” Additionally, Jason Hall was recently named Penray’s Heavy Duty Salesman of the Year. Hall also has been with Penray for five years and is currently Midwest regional sales manager. “Jason has been an integral part of Penray’s success since coming to Penray, and this award recognizes his hard work and commitment to our heavy duty division,” said Joe Long, director of sales, east region. “His eye for new business and nurturing spirit toward our current customers continues to make Jason a valuable part of the Penray team.” AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,Bollinger Motors has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its battery pack design. The scope of the patent includes mechanical, electrical and systems-engineering innovations. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The Battery Management System (BMS) has also been developed in-house. The BMS has been created to handle any number of strings, therefore one BMS can be manufactured for all future battery-pack sizes and voltages. The BMS monitors voltage, current, and temperature at multiple points within the pack and manages the system accordingly. It works with other vehicle-control units to maintain optimum operating conditions that increase efficiency and extend battery life. The BMS also provides several features which ensure system safety, including detecting and isolating faults to enable continued vehicle operation.Advertisement Bollinger Motors filed the provisional patent application on Oct. 12. The patent application number is 17/068,260.
LAMC Center CEO John Whiteside thanks his employees for their service. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside congratulates his longest serving employee Rosalie Maestas who has worked at LAMC for 48 years Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Scene from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comFrom left, Mammography Tech Maleea Medina, CT Tech Claudette Cordova and CSR/MA, Clinics Angela Cordova. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comScene from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Scene from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comFrom left, Human Resources Director Jacqui Carroll, Director Los Alamos Physician Practices & Physician Recruitment Jennifer King, Growth & Outreach, Marketing Liaison Elizabeth Alvarez and Chief Financial Officer Jim McGonnell. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comFrom left, Director – Medical Imaging/Sleep Lab Susan Cazaux, Director of Rehabilitation & Respiratory Services Kevin Schoenberger and Chief Nursing Officer Lori Coffelt, RN. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com By CAROL A. CLARKLos Alamos Daily Postcaclark@ladailypost.comLos Alamos Medical Center held its annual anniversary recognition dinner Monday evening at Cottonwood on the Greens.Twenty seven longtime employees were honored at the special event. Their length of service to the hospital spanning five years to nearly five decades.“I work in materials maintenance and enjoy my job … everyone is really wonderful and it’s just a great place to work,” said Rosalie Maestas, who with 48 years on the job is the longest serving employee at LAMC.LAMC CEO John Whiteside addressed the group of employees and their guests gathered Monday evening at the anniversary celebration.“Every year this is my favorite duty – to thank each of you for your service to Los Alamos Medical Center,” Whiteside said. “Each of you makes LAMC a great place to work.”5 Year Anniversaries:Maria TrumanJessica MartinezClaudette CordovaJessica Maassen, RNBernadette DiazMarcelo “Alex” PinonPosthumously – Jennifer Long, RN10 Year Anniversaries:Alfred HigginsMary Diane ArchuletaAmy FobesJoselene MontoyaAngela Cordova15 Year Anniversaries:Rebecca TredwayElizabeth RomeroSandra Palmento20 Year Anniversary:Christina Kelly25 Year AnniversaryJoyce Richins, RNAnniversaries from 26 years and up:Charlene Padilla – 26 yrs.Miyuki Coombs, RN – 31 yrsPriscilla Padilla – 31 yrsAna Maria Ojeda – 32 yrs.Deb Maes, RN – 36 yrsLori Coffelt, RN – 36 yrsDoris Bell – 37 yrsMargaret Lopez – 44 yrsDianne Vandiver, RN – 47 yrsRosalie Maestas – 48 yrsLAMC CEO John Whiteside prepares to recognize his longtime employees with tokens of appreciation during the event Monday evening at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Scene from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comScene from the event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Melissa Arias is the founder of Lemonade Living, a non-profit in Los Alamos that helps people with developmental disabilities and special needs to have more fulfilling lives. In order to help their clientele gain on the job training, Lemonade Living began operation of Rose Chocolatier, a local chocolate shop Oct. 1, 2019. By teaching people to make chocolates, bake pastries and serve espresso drinks, Lemonade Living is able to create a year-long, open-door job training program that didn’t previously exist in Los Alamos. Lemonade Living formed the Developmental Disabilities and Special Needs Roundtable to coordinate services between local organizations and fill service gaps for our families with developmental disabilities and special needs. LEMONADE LIVING News: When Arias started out, Lemonade Living was called Lemonade Therapy Co-op of Los Alamos, also known simply as Lemonade. The original goal was to utilize existing County, small business and nonprofit services to form a cooperative of activities for community members with developmental disabilities. She thought Lemonade would need to build a therapeutic riding program in order to bring this service to Los Alamos. When Arias’s daughter was young, they had birthday parties with horseback riding and fishing. One of the guests was a young boy with autism who was non-verbal. Arias explained, “In Los Alamos, people were going from having a full support staff for their child or student in the school system to having no services at all once they graduate or age out.” Families were asking, “Should we leave the hill to get services?” “Kristin is not just about riding therapy,” Arias said. “She has an extensive background in services for the developmental disabilities community. She brings together a great group of women who are very caring and skilled at being able to help young adults and kids alike in developing their riding skills. But it’s not just about developing riding skills. It’s about tapping into their peace and confidence, and helping people develop physically and emotionally. Kristin has the heart for that. She has an amazing drive, and amazing kindness. She really helps encourage the kids, so they have a fantastic experience. She has a fantastic team. She has wonderful animals, who are also part of her team. She has a great location. She worked her tail off to accomplish what she has. I hope the community will really consider going to her for these services because they’re wonderful. I absolutely love what Kristin has done! My daughter is now able to receive therapeutic riding locally from Kristin Tobias, Miranda Parga, and their wonderful team of volunteers! The Gifted Horse is a dream come true for my family, and for Lemonade Living.” The goal of the Roundtable is not to compete, but to fill gaps in service. What is Lemonade Living? People with special needs require special services, and when those services are not available, most often, caregiving falls to family, especially in small communities. Families of young adults with special needs have had to decide whether to move away, travel for services elsewhere, or go without. Forming the Developmental Disabilities and Special Needs Roundtable Kristin interviewed with Lemonade Living, but decided to start her own nonprofit, The Gifted Horse. In a matter of months, Tobias made the riding lessons possible, with the help of Ashley Armijo, of the New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Riding in Santa Fe. Arias had begun volunteer orientation in Armijo’s program just before learning that Kristin was ready to build her own program. So she helped them connect. For example, Doris Roberts, the founder of All Individuals First, was already making it possible for people to go on outings in the community with her day program. That meant that Lemonade Living did not have to manage that piece of the puzzle and could focus on Therapeutic Riding, the Farm to Kitchen program and a Residential Campus. When Arias founded Lemonade Living, she envisioned a program that included:Opportunities inspired by positive experiences gained by her daughter in the Living Skills program at LAHS, developed by teacher Robyn Collom.Day program including field trips and cultural experiences.Coaching for job skills to gain employment or operate a small business.Farm to Kitchen program.Therapeutic riding.Residential Campus with core activities center and therapy services. Lemonade Living founder Melissa Arias. Courtesy photo Lemonade Living is ‘making life sweet’ for others through its therapeutic horseback riding programs. Photo by Melissa Arias How Kristin Tobias Reached Lemonade Living’s First Activities Goal by Starting the Gifted Horse What happens if the parents can no longer provide the care? Arias said, “I was reading all sorts of stories with worst-case-scenarios where people with autism became institutionalized and because of their disability or certain behaviors were medicated and restrained. That is terrifying to me.” “We put him on a horse, and he started talking. His mother got so excited and emotional,” Arias said. “For a parent who has been anxiously waiting for their child to begin speaking and suddenly he’s uttering words. It’s a big deal, and a beautiful thing. And when you put a kid on a horse, these things can just happen.” Arias was thrilled. “If there’s a part of the project that someone can just run with, I’m thrilled. She accomplished it on her own, and in an amazing time frame. It feels like a great success for us. She just made that whole part of the plan come together by making it her own. As the Roundtable of service providers grows, it’s blossoming into a wonderful thing. The Gifted Horse is a huge part of that.” The mission of Lemonade Living is to enrich and empower the lives of young adults with developmental disabilities. The Lemonade Board of Directors began work to make the riding program a reality. Laura Tietjen, then secretary of Lemonade Living’s Board of Directors, met Kristin Tobias and knew that she could be the one. Laura invited Kristin to interview at a board meeting. The members of the board were excited to learn that Kristin has a background in ABA Therapy and Developmental Disabilities Case Management in New Mexico. And Kristin shared that building a therapy riding program is her dream and passion. “Many smaller organizations offering services are often founded by a parent. People who light up when you tell them about what you’re trying to do usually are people who have a loved one with special needs,” Arias said. “That’s where the understanding comes from.” At Rose Chocolatier, there are all kinds of jobs that require attention to detail, such as measuring ingredients for pastry production, folding cake and cupcake boxes, applying stickers and bows, and most certainly, the details and art of chocolatiering. Arias said, “Every job there needs to be done carefully and well.” She said, “Frankly, in many businesses there are jobs that are very important, but sometimes tedious and time consuming. Most people might be tempted to rush through those duties or not give them the care that they deserve. But an employee with autism or other developmental disability often excels at this type of task due to greater attention to detail and interest in doing a meticulous job. There’s huge value there.” Roundtable members include All Individuals First, Family Strengths Network, The Gifted Horse, Global Hydranencephaly Foundation, Lemonade Living, Los Alamos Makers, Los Alamos Public Schools and The Family YMCA. Individuals with special needs bring real value to businesses For more information on the skills that individuals with special needs bring to the workforce, read the article, “Hiring those with disabilities isn’t charity, it’s good business,” by Caitie Burkes, in the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. A participant in the therapeutic horseback riding program at Lemonade Living. Photo by Melissa Arias “We’re hoping to encourage businesses to offer jobs to individuals with developmental disabilities,” Arias said. “Business owners may not completely understand the value of employing people with developmental disabilities, especially in terms of attendance and attention to detail.” The motto of Lemonade Living is “making life sweet”. Because of the experience at the birthday party, Arias knew that therapeutic horseback riding was an important ingredient. But she didn’t know how it was going to come about. The Gifted Horse is at 650 North Mesa Road, Lot 15/16 in Los Alamos. For information, call 505.709.8444 and visit https://www.facebook.com/LosAlamosEquestrainNonprofit/. For information about Lemonade Living, call 505.695.2792, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.lemonadeliving.org/. According to Arias, people with developmental disabilities possess skills that are often overlooked by employers searching for the most “highly qualified” candidate. When Arias’s daughter with special needs left the school system they were faced with the tough decision of staying in Los Alamos or leaving to get the services. There were programs in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Texas that were possibilities. But they wanted to stay in Los Alamos. That’s when she decided to take it upon herself to build up the services here in Los Alamos. And when she did, she was pleasantly surprised to find out that she was not alone. People with special needs, especially autism, is a growing segment in our population. Families have a desire for quality services, and they usually feel the need to be a part of it. “Having a job is not just about money, but about having a purpose and place in the community. There are young people who work at places such as Smith’s or the Reel Deal Theater. There are some ongoing jobs in the community. And there are temporary jobs that are provided through an IEP with the school. The problem is that these job opportunities are very limited, and they might not be ongoing.” Several local nonprofits are working together to serve this growing segment of the population. “At some point, when you’re aging, you need a backup plan,” Arias said. “I realized that it was arrogant to think that I could do it all on my own.” The Gifted Horse offers therapeutic riding, day camps, and private lessons at the North Mesa Stables, 650 North Mesa Road, Lot 15/16. This transition was devastating for many, including her daughter. When she started collaborating with other organizations, she found that other people shared similar goals for the community. Most important, the programs needed to fill service gaps in Los Alamos, that affect families from the moment students age out of high school until the time they become senior citizens. Photo by Melissa Arias
We have all seen wildlife crossing signs along roadways but they are usually for deer, elk or other larger wildlife. In a desert state park in Nevada, this wildlife crossing sign is for the desert tortoise, which is prevalent in the area and not easily seen by drivers or hikers due to its smaller size. (Photographer Gary Warren travels the country and is sharing his photos of unusual roadside art with the Post.) Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
Police report that bomb technicians have cleared the scene and DP Road is reopened to traffic following an investigation by the bomb squad late this morning of a suspicious item discovered by a construction crew. Courtesy/google earth
Screenshot/LADP New Mexico Human Services Secretary Dr. David Scrase reiterates the importance of wearing masks and social distancing as a way to help curb the rise in COVID-19 cases around the state. Screenshot/LADP Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham during a press conference Wednesday announces that she is extending the state’s emergency public health order through July 15 due to the rising COVID-19 case count. She also presented the following series of charts detailing the current health situation around the state. Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP Screenshot/LADP
Photograph of Hiroshima shortly after the dropping of the atomic bomb. Photo by Shiegeo Hayashi Stephen Fox By BONNIE J. GORDONLos Alamos Daily Postbjgordon@ladailypost.comOn Aug. 6, 1945, the United States becomes the first and only nation to use atomic weaponry during wartime when it dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Approximately 80,000 people are killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000 are injured. At least another 60,000 would be dead by the end of the year from the effects of the fallout.On Aug. 6, 1945, the American bomber Enola Gay dropped a five-ton bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. A blast equivalent to the power of 15,000 tons of TNT reduced four square miles of the city to ruins.. Three days later, another bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, killing nearly 40,000 more people. A few days later, Japan surrendered.For Santa Fe gallery owner and progressive activist Stephen Fox, Hiroshima Day has special personal meaning. In 1976, Fox served as New Mexico representative to the U.N. Special Session on Disarmament. He met survivors of the Hiroshima bombing and also met Shiegeo Hayashi, the Japanese photographer who was one of the two assigned by the Special Committee for the Investigation of A-bomb Damage to document the aftermath of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.Fox accompanied the delegation to Washington, D.C., where they met political figures, including Sen. Edward Kennedy. Although permission to visit the test site near Alamogordo was denied, Fox welcomed the Japanese delegation to New Mexico for a visit.“We decided to do an exhibition of Hayashi’s photographs in Old Town Albuquerque,” Fox remembered. “We used at least 300 large size photos. The 350th anniversary celebration for Neri Church was going on at the same time. The Hispanic community was amazed by the photos.”Fox has another striking memory concerning the bombing. When historian Zhores A. Medvedev lectured in New Mexico in 1978, Fox attended all three of his lectures on the Russian nuclear project and the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Joining him at the Los Alamos National Laboratory lecture was none other than Edward Teller.“Dr. Teller asked Medvedev how he could talk about these things so openly. Medvedev replied, ‘Dr. Teller, scientist can’t be held responsible for what is done with their research. The same is true of historians.’ Teller stormed out.”Fox continues to be involved in peace activism and in promoting the role of the United Nations in solving the world’s problems peacefully.Source: Historical information/history.com
A large buck rests on a local patio for several hours Friday in North Community. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt