NMDWS News:ALBUQUERQUE — July 30 to Aug. 4 the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) asked participants in the Unemployment Insurance system to complete a New Mexico Economic Impact survey. The responses from participants will help the Department, and other agencies, in developing policies to assist workers with regaining employment. The survey was made available in English and Spanish, and 3,906 responses were recorded.A summary of the results taken from the English survey so far included the following: An overwhelming concern about rent or mortgage payments at 87.6 percent, highlighting the need for Congress to continue the additional Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation payments. The $600 federal CARES Act stipend ended the week of July 25.Large numbers of New Mexicans (89%) are uncomfortable returning to in-person work or education, with health issues and the risk of COVID-19 being the highest rated roadblock to people returning to the workforce. This re-emphasizes the importance of both workplaces engaging in COVID-safe practices and for individuals to wear masks and socially distance to stop the spread of the virus.Access to Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and requiring customers to wear masks and socially distance themselves were noted as the most effective ways to give workers a sense of security returning to work.Many New Mexicans will be unable to return to work unless they can gain access to health care or their work schedules can provide flexibility or an at-home option.Respondents generally have access to a cell phone and internet but will need assistance with access to computers and quiet areas if work or learn at home options are going to be successful.Workers do want access to job availability and training programs that lead to concrete career pathways.Over the past several weeks, NMDWS has engaged in virtual town halls with employer partners in the construction, agriculture, and hospitality industries highlighting COVID Safe practices. NMDWS partnered with the New Mexico Higher Education Department Aug. 5 to host a Town Hall focused on resources and opportunities to obtain the skills that will lead to jobs in New Mexico’s most in-demand occupations. Recordings of these events can be found at www.youtube.com/NMDWS. The Department will also be escalating efforts to inform workers on where to find available jobs in a COVID-safe manner in the coming months.The Lujan Grisham Administration will continue to use all resources at our disposal to educate, empower, and enforce COVID-safe practices and make resources like training and equipment available to workers as the recovery from this global pandemic continues. The survey will remain available until Aug. 14, 2020. Links to the survey in both English and Español, as-well-as the full survey results can be found at https://www.dws.state.nm.us/Economic-Impact-Survey.
The board of directors of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has named Susan Davis a director of the company, effective immediately.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementDavis is executive vice president of the Asia-Pacific region for Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI). She is based in Shanghai, where she is the lead company officer in the region, representing all operating units in China and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. She also is responsible for planning, organizing and mobilizing talent for a second Johnson Controls corporate headquarters in Shanghai, to be opened in 2017.For more than three decades, Davis has served in positions of increasing responsibility within JCI. She was named vice president of organizational development in 1993. The following year, she was appointed corporate vice president of human resources, and was named executive vice president of human resources in 2005. She joined the company in 1985 following its acquisition of Hoover Universal, where she began her career in 1983 as a strategic planner for the automotive seating and plastics machinery business.Cooper Chairman, CEO and President Roy Armes said, “Susan is a highly accomplished executive with specific global expertise that will be of tremendous value as we continue to pursue Cooper’s strategic plans for worldwide growth. The focus of her career has been on developing people as a critical asset and linking human resources directly to business goals. This experience will be vital to helping Cooper enhance our organizational capabilities, which is one of our three strategic priorities. We are pleased to welcome Susan to our board.”AdvertisementDavis holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan. She graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Arts degree and magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts, both from Beloit College. Davis currently serves as director of Quanex Corp. and vice chair of the Human Resources Policy Association.
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Natural Power, an independent renewable energy consultancy, has named Neil Douglas as Director of Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE).The role of Director of LcoE has been created in response to market dynamics, and will work across the entire Natural Power business in the UK and internationally throughout all sectors and phases in order to add value through advice and expertise, the consultancy said.Neil Douglas said: “Since 2014 Natural Power has been assessing and planning for the market changes in respect of driving the optimisation of renewables and infrastructure projects and the effective control of costs through the project life-cycle.“This new role is to ensure that we can deliver services in a rapidly evolving international market for renewables and infrastructure. We will continue to innovate and help support and advise our clients with the LCoE backdrop of ensuring that low carbon energy technologies can compete in the wider energy market.”Natural Power stated the appointment reflects its long-term strategy to to support clients in achieving their operational efficiency and competitiveness objectives.
Joining PRPA in 1991 and being appointed executive director in 1994, McDermott will have held the position for almost 21 years when he retires.During his tenure, McDermott has played a part in the Delaware River Channel Deepening Project and PRPA’s Southport Project, while advancing a number of other projects to grow the port and its cargo mix, said the US gateway.No successor has yet been decided, but Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and the PRPA board will now begin searching for a replacement. www.philaport.com
GERMANY: The Verkehrsbetriebe Peine -Salzgitter transport and logistics subsidiary of steel and technology group Salzgitter AG has awarded Vossloh Locomotives a €25m contract to supply 18 G6 diesel shunting locomotives from early 2011.VPS provides haulage and shunting services at Salzgitter AG’s plants in Salzgitter, Peine and Ilsenburg as well as elsewhere in Germany. Its current fleet includes 43 LHB 530C shunters dating from the 1960s which it plans to gradually replace with modern designs. Kiel-based Vossloh Locomotives launched the compact three-axle centre-cab G6 at InnoTrans 2008 as the first of a modular family of locomotive designs for industrial customers including mines, ports and factories. It has a top speed of 80 km/h, and can negotiate curves as tight as 50 m radius.
18 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! LocalNews 2013 September Criminal Assizes closes by: – December 3, 2013 Share Share Tweet Share The 2013 September Criminal Assizes ended today Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the Roseau High Court.Among the several matters heard by Justice Bernie Stephenson, during the assizes were five grievous bodily harm trials and four wounding trials, one incest, three unlawful sexual intercourse trials and two burglary trials.Dael Guiste who is charged with causing the death of Theresa Degallerie between March 8 and June 8 2009 after she was struck by the truck he was driving was heard. Rockson Guiste was charged with a similar offence.Edward “Al Capone” Green who was convicted of the murder of Damian Dorival was sentenced to 25 years in prison during in the assizes.Ten cases were traversed to the next sitting of the Criminal Assizes scheduled for January 2014.Two men who pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with girl and Clever Burton who charged for wounding with intent are among the ten matters traversed. The court ordered that these defendants are to be examined by Dr Fevrier-Drigo and a Dr Griffin Benjamin on or before January 21, 2014. Ronald James and Linston Lowe who were jointly charged for burglary also had their matters reverted to the magistrate’s court.The items of the goods reportedly stolen by the two, amount to just $469.00, a matter Justice Stephenson felt should have been heard at the magistrate court since the amount does not meet that of an indictable offence.A report on the Dominica State Prison was presented by the prison superintendent Denis Blanc.Justice Stephenson on relieving the jury of its task thanked all who contributed to this Assizes, including the lawyers, court staff, police and news reporters.Dominica Vibes News
Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Road collapses as a result of the earthquake (Photo credit: strangesounds.org)The Dominica State College (DSC) says it stands in support of its international students who were impacted by news of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador at the weekend.The quake, felt across Ecuador, northern Peru and southern Colombia, struck at 6:58 local time Saturday evening, lasting for about a minute and was centered approximately 170 kilometers northwest of the capital Quito.Thirty-five (35) Ecuadorian students, currently learning English at the Dominica State College (DSC), received the news of the earthquake which has claimed the lives of 270 people while 2000 have been injured.In a press release issued to the media on Monday 18 April 2016, President of the College, Dr. Donald Peters said “this is a very sad and unexpected occurrence which has had significant emotional impact on our Ecuadorian students, and we do feel and empathize with their pain.”The College reacted immediately and gathered all of the students on Sunday evening to express their concerns and distress about their families in Ecuador. On Monday, the students were counseled by grief counselors and visited by Acting Minister for Education, Kelvar Darroux, who will represent the Office of the Prime Minister and Alvin Bernard representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Dr. Peters also indicated that some of the areas hit are in dire need of water, blankets, clothing, non-perishable foods, baby products and medicine.The College will launch a relief drive immediately to gather supplies and raise funds to help the people of Ecuador. In that respect, President Peters added that “The global community came to the assistance of Dominica when we suffered the ravages of Tropical Storm Erika, now is the time for Dominica to stand in solidarity as a nation with the international community and reach out to assist the people of Ecuador.Ms. Ellena Bowers, Coordinator of the International Program at the College, together with Mr. Edgar Hunter, Director of Student Services, Ms. Diana Angol, Dean of Arts and Science and Ms. Beverly LeBlanc, Dean of Education will coordinate the relief effort.The Ecuadorian students are part of the DSC family and the College is appealing to all Dominicans to help by donating generously to the relief effort and expending empathy to the students. EducationLocalNewsTertiary DSC international students affected by Ecuador earthquake by: Dominica Vibes News – April 18, 2016 2295 Views no discussions Share
Roger Pogoy of the Gilas Pilipinas 3×3 team deals a hard foul on a Mongolian player in the FIBA 3×3 World Cup at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan on Saturday, June 9. SPIN.PH PHOTO BOCAUE, Bulacan – Gilas Pilipinas 3×3 team failed to sustain its fiery start to suffer a 17-21 defeat to Mongolia in the 2018 FIBA 3X3 World Cup at the Philippine Arena.Roger Pogoy finished with 6 points for the Philippine squad. Stanley Pringle and Christian Standhardinger added 4 points each while Jeth Troy Rosario had 3.Gilas had a strong start in the highly physical game Saturday night with an 8-3 lead on back-to-back 2-pointers by Pogoy.Mongolia answered with its own run to tie the count 10-all before Gilas regained the lead 11-10 on a Pringle layup. An unsportsmanlike foul by Pogoy sparked Mongolia’s offense as they surged to a 15-12 lead.This widened to 19-14 before Gilas made a run on outside shots by Pringle and Rosario but a 2-pointer from Mongolia ended the match.“We had our chances. It was all about knowing how to win in the end,” said Gilas 3×3 head coach Ronnie Magsanoc. “We have to learn quickly. We have to fast-track it so we can be ready by Monday.”The Philippines and Mongolia are currently knotted at 1-1 in Pool C along with Russia. Canada leads the pack with 2-0 while Brazil is the group’s cellar-dweller with 0-2.Gilas’ 3×3 team hopes to bounce back from this defeat when it takes on Canada at 4:50 p.m. on Monday before finishing its group match against Russia at 7 p.m./PN